Mormons well-served by self-reliance in hard times

Reading this at this time in our history, I can only agree that we all need to be more self reliant and also look at the ones that are less prepared than we are for the current times. A few years ago my area was struck by several major hurricanes. I was okay and prepared. I looked out for others in my area that needed help and did my best to assist them. I worked with the county to go to a local retirement community. We went door to door and checked on each resident. Most seemed, okay they were assisting the ones less able to care for themselves.

Whether it is time of natural disasters or man made economic ones, the ones that are prepared should look to the ones that are not and offer assistance.

Saving Darfur … one T-shirt at a time

By Vrinda Agarwal – Mira Loma High School

Michelle Gloster, 16, is definitely not your ordinary teenager. In these days when teens get all wound up discussing the latest gossip or an upcoming movie release, Gloster takes a glance into the real world and literally “Saves Darfur.”

Last May, this Rio Americano High School junior began an instantly successful Save Darfur Club that made and sold memorabilia, raising funds for the Darfur cause. She and her close friends also sold bracelets and made T-shirts over the summer.
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USC hoops signs rapper Lil’ Romeo

In the face of celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, etc, etc… Someone our kids can look up to?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor/rapper Lil’ Romeo is headed for Southern California to play basketball.

The teenage hip-hop performer and DeMar DeRozan, another local standout, signed national letters of intent to attend USC on Monday at a news conference held at a posh hotel near Beverly Hills.
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