There will be a Back to School night- Thursday, August 20th 1998, 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Canyon View Jr. High. We would invite you to bring your parents. over to the seminary the same night to meet your teacher. We look forward to seeing you there. Enjoy the rest of your summer, it will be gone before you know it.
Canyon View Jr. Seminary Faculty
NOTE: Please share this information with your parents. Thanks!
1078 North 600 East * Orem, Utah 84097-3355 * 1-801-222-3176
[Commentary, though seminary may have positive effects on some children, there are others with which it apparently had no lasting effect, for example Gary Arthur Bishop is from my home town Delta Utah, (more precisely Art lived in a near by farm town of Hinkley Utah). He was 4 years older than me in high school and was in the class with my sister whom was Home Coming Queen, that her senior year. I don't remember if Art was a 4 years graduate of seminary, but probably as most all students then at Delta High were except for a very few "hoods" that smoked and drank. Art was on the Student Council as Business Manager, which would indicate to the non-resident that he was a popular student. Art was not, he was a social outcast. A tradition that went on even my senior year, was to vote a nerd to student council, as a joke to humble the social elite during the coming year. Arthur was smart, he was one of 5 scholars of the class of 1970, but he was a geek, rarely if ever finding someone that would accept the rare offer of a date.
Gary Arthur Bishop in Utah sexually tortured and murdered five boys, ages 5-14. Gary was also an Eagle Scout. I taught at a reform school for boys for 7 years and on numerous occasions hear the very well meaning seminary teacher proclaim to the predominantly LDS students there that "there are no Eagle scouts at the Point of the Mountain", (the location of the state prison for Utah.) So does the fact that Arthur was put to death by lethal injection on June 9, 1988, the implications about Eagle scouts are still valid? Were the Lafferty's Eagle scouts?
Between October 16, 1979, and July 14, 1983, Alonzo Daniels (aged 14), Claude (Kim) Peterson (aged 11), Danny Davis (aged 4), Troy Ward (aged 6), and Graeme Cunningham (aged 13) disappeared and were never seen alive again.
I have 3 books on the Mark Hoffman fiasco, but I have not yet read them to know if he was a 4 years seminary graduate or an Eagle scout. I hope as my 2 boys take seminary this year that their teacher might reflect from time to time that they may have a Mark Hoffman or a Gary Arthur Bishop in their classes, or a Gary Gilmore or Ron Lafferty in their parking lot. And that it might temper their pragmatic pontifications, so that they might dwell more on integrity and less on conformity!]
System The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Aug. 3, 1998
This year in seminary we are studying the Doctrine & Covenants and Church History. We thought it would be neat if we had one story relating to church history from each of our students that could be shared in class at an appropriate time. We are asking each student to bring one story about one page in length written out or typed.
As a faculty we believe this will help them feel more a part of the church history experience. Each teacher will tie their stories into the events and activities as they talk about them.
So, to help us do this would you take a few minutes to relate a story to your son/daughter about one of your ancestors who was involved in a church history event. Use one that builds faith and commitment if possible. Examples might be, meeting of or hearing; Joseph Smith speak, living in Kirtland, Nauvoo, or Missouri, traveling from Europe, traveling across the plains to Salt Lake, a conversion story, trials they experienced, or successes settling in Utah, etc.... If you don't have early ancestors who were in church history, please write about the first ancestors exposed to the gospel and how they were converted.
We appreciate your time & effort and hope this year will be a wonderful experience in Church History for your son/daughter. We are excited to be with them this year.
Canyon View Jr. Seminary Faculty
North 600 East * Orem,
Utah 84097-3355 * 1-801-222-3176
[I'll have to dig up
the documentation about my GGGrandfather being a Danite, that might make
for an interesting discussion. <g> ]
Out GGGrandfather, James Henry Rollins
Our GGGrandaunt, Mary Elizabeth Rollins.
Our GGGrandfather Sanford Porter.
Our GGGrandfater Anson
Call and his son Anson
The Scratchin' Post Crime Archives!
Crime category: Arthur Bishop
Arthur Bishop ( Kills: 5)
A devout Mormon, Arthur Bishop liked to spend an unnatural amount of time with children. After being charged for embezzlement in Utah, the former Eagle Scout changed his name and disappeared. As "Roger Downs" he joined the Big Brother program and was fond of going on camping trips with the kids. He was also fond of molesting and sometimes murdering them. When the police took him in for routine questioning, he confessed to his crimes and admitted to molesting scores of children and fondling his victims after death. In true Mormon fashion he stated: "I'm glad you caught me, because I'd do it again." Bishop died by lethal injection on June 9, 1988.
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