Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Osmond Family will be in Malad on May 2-3, 2010, to dedicate the cabin where their mother, Olive Davis, was born. All nine children – Virl, Tom, Alan, Merrill, Wayne, Jay, Donnie, Marie, and Jimmy – will participate in the events. The public is invited to all events.
An LDS Fireside will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, at 7:00. Doors will open at 6:15 at the Malad LDS Stake Center at 1250 North 1100 West. The Osmonds will present a program emphasizing family although it will not be a concert. Admission is free, but because seating is limited, tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained be calling Lance Tripp at 541-8746. Overflow seating will be available at the 3rd Ward Building at 400 North 200 West. Tickets will not be required at that location.
The cabin dedication ceremony will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 3, at the cabin site on the main road into Samaria, 6 miles southwest of Malad. After the dedication, a light lunch will be served for a $5 donation, followed by entertainment by local student groups and some of the Osmond family.
Those who attend either event will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the Osmonds. Books about the Osmonds by Alan and Virl Osmond and CDs by the Osmonds will be available for sale with all proceeds going to the cabin maintenance fund and the Samaria Pavilion fund.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Monday, Apr. 19, 2010
Read all of Don's past columns here
We're closing the "singles staying single longer" topic at just about the right time. These past few articles kicked up the dust, and it doesn't look ready to settle just yet. Emotions are at a fever pitch, and I don't blame anyone.
Being single late in life (... and that's all relative) places burdens on some backs. It poses the question, "Why me?"
Left out of the proverbial circle of wedlock, we are filled with a gamut of emotion:
* Suspicion, "Am I going to get married?"
* Denial, "I don't need to be married"
* Resentment, "It's not my fault! He broke up with me."
* Guilt, "I missed a chance to be married"
* Self-hatred, "Why would anyone marry me?"
Amidst all of this, each of us finds our own reasons for staying single longer. We want to see the world. We want to accomplish lofty goals of success. We seek autonomy to fulfill our wildest dreams.
MORE @ MORMONTIMES
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
ALL WHO ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE FIRESIDE IN SAMARIA,IDAHO ON MAY 2ND:
YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET FOR THE FIRESIDE!
YOU WILL NEED TO RESERVE A TICKET FOR THE FIRESIDE BY SENDING YOUR NAME AND
Lance Tripp's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, your email address and a phone number (If you have one.)
If you do NOT have a ticket, YOU MAY HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER BUILDING WHERE TELEVISIONS WILL CARRY THE BROADCAST OF THE LIVE FIRESIDE EVENT!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010
Entertainment can be a troubling profession these days, with temptation, pornography and immorality more rampant than ever before. Probably few members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints know that better than Donny Osmond.
However, his membership in the Mormon church isn't just his religion, it's his very lifestyle, he told the Deseret News during a recent 30-minute telephone interview from Las Vegas.
"I would never do anything that would compromise my membership or standing in the church. Because it's more than just a religion to me. It's my way of life. In my opinion, it's what's been able to keep my family stable in this crazy business called show business."
Monday, April 05, 2010
George Virl Osmond Jr. sits in his modest living room in Lindon. On various shelves sit family photos. A closer look at the photos and one sees the trademark smiles of the Osmond brood, the nine children of George and Olive Osmond, along with their 20 grandchildren.
Virl is the oldest and embodies the trademark Osmond looks and grace with a broad smile, the pug nose and the heartfelt concern for whomever he encounters. He and his brother, Tom, were born hearing-impaired, and therefore not part of the performing acts of their seven siblings.
In spite of his handicap, he exudes that bright, contagious enthusiasm that people associate with the famous performing family.
"My brother and I helped with the Osmond Brothers' act -- we taught them sign language, so they could communicate on the set," he said. Virl's eyes twinkle as he continues. "And I taught them to dance. When they became well-known as a barbershop quartet, my mother, Olive, sent me to tap dancing classes so that I would not feel left out. I came back and taught the boys to dance."
Photo and the rest of the story at the following link:http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/article_017ad174-d755-55e1-a05a-33191c80ce9a.html
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Family Friends and Fans,
We'd like Family, Friends. and Fans to join us in rebuilding a new Pavilion in Samaria, Idaho. The last one burned down!
So many families were "Strengthened and neighbors were brought together at that Pavilion that it is a Goal to rebuild "The Family Pavilion once again!
One Heart Foundation, http://oneheart.org and The Family.com http://thefamily.com are asking All to "Be of One Heart" and have your name on a plaque at the NEW Pavilion!
The Family level is the largest, $100.00
The Friend level is medium $ 50.00
The Fan level is small $ 35.00
Please make checks payable to:
Malad Valley Welsh Foundation
315 Bannock Street
Malad, Idaho 83252
More info here:
Alan & Suzanne Osmond
Host: Malad Valley Welsh Foundation
Location: 315 Bannock Street
Malad,, Idaho 83252