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Sister Spotlight – Vangie Norton


  1. My daughters and I ran a midnight, glow stick 10k. I came in first place in my age bracket. So happy!! Later I found out I was the only one in my age bracket ūüôā
  2. My grandchildren call me “Cookie.” I have 6 kids and 10 grandchildren with another one coming in October.
  3. I graduated from BYU in Early Childhood Education and from NAU with a masters in Elementary Education.
  4. I taught elementary school for 23 years in Arizona and Utah and worked at our neighborhood high school for 5 years so I could go to school with my kids.
  5. I love to learn new things, travel, people, historical fiction, and crafts.

Stake Women’s Conference & Message from Stake RS Presidency

Finished Conference Flyer

The following teachings are basic tenets of our faith presented in the Proclamation of the Family and the recent Proclamation of the Restoration:

  • We are daughters of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny.
  • …the heavens are open.¬† God is making known His will for His beloved sons and daughters.

We are reminded daily that we are physical beings that live in this tumultuous world with tension, hatred, unrest, divisiveness, physical isolation and pandemic. We are human and are subject to anxiety, depression, worry and confusion. How can we remember our divine heritage and obtain inner strength, resilience and healing through our faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement? What revelations have we received and what have we learned from this time of physical distancing and schedule upheaval?

What are tools and resources that we can employ along with our faith that can help us manage these feelings of anxiety and stress that are part of our mortal experience?

Our Stake Women’s conference will be presented virtually this year using Zoom on Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. All Relief Society sisters and Young Women are invited. Our hope is to provide a special program for these days and these times.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world‚ÄĚ (John 16:33).

With Love,

Annette Racer, Cindi Lemkau, Sheila Reeves and Pam Honeycutt

Stake Women’s Conference Service Project

Abiding Hope

Tri-County Pregnancy Center (Burnsville)

This is a 501©3 organization and are dependent on the generosity of the community to provide their services cost-free. They are non-profit resource centers for families in local counties who are facing difficult pregnancies.

They can help to connect parents with local resources such as:

·         Prenatal Medicaid

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Community resources ‚Äď Child care assistance, Pregnancy Care Management

·         Ob/Gyn Physicians

·         Childbirth and Infant care classes

·         Adoption guidance

‚ÄúOur Mamas are very thankful for New¬†or Gently Used Baby/Maternity Items‚Ķ‚ÄĚ

·         Diapers & Wipes

·         New & gently used baby clothes (up to 2T)

·         New baby bottles and pacifiers

·         Cribs sheets, and blankets

·         New hygiene items (baby shampoo, bubble bath, lotion, etc.)

·         New & gently used Maternity clothes

For safety & health reasons, they do NOT accept the following:

Used baby bottles                  Used car seats                     Cribs

Chair Lift Available

Annette Racer has a chair lift available for free if anyone needs one. It has some worn and faded spots but is in good, working condition. They won’t be able to deliver it, it would need to be picked up.

If you would like more details or you are interested, please contact Annette Racer.

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