On Thursday, April 18, the Hill Air Force Base Chapel was the site for a ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Speaker at the event was former U.S. ambassador to Mauritius and the Seychelles, John Price, whose family fled Nazi Germany when he was just five years old, and settled in New York in 1940.
During 1933-1945 more than 6 million people were murdered for racial and ethnic reasons. The Day of Remembrance is held to remember the victims of the holocaust and reflect on having respect for all people today.
It was an afternoon of fun, laughter and magic at the National Woman's History Month Luncheon hosted by the Women's Federal Program on March 22.
The speaker at the luncheon was Brad Barton, President of the Mountain West Chapter of the National Speaker Association. He is also an award-winning member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Barton's presentation, "Beyond Illusion: Your Life, Your Success," focused on how similar to magic, life is full of illusions and how these may affect your success.
National Women's History month starts next week and what better way to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of women then by participating in the events of the Hill's Federal Women's Program. The theme this year is "Your Life, You Success."
In honor of Women's History Month there will be various seminars starting March 12 and running through March 22, they are open to anyone with base access. And with various topics there is something for everyone.
A prayer breakfast was held at The Landing (formerly known as Club Hill) on Feb. 2 in conjunction with the National Prayer Breakfast which is held in Washington, D.C.
The guest speaker was Gen. (Ret.) Robert C. Oaks, a former commander of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and a former general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Oaks' remarks focused on how important prayer is to our country and in individual's daily lives.
It seems like you blink and the holidays are soon fast upon you and you find yourself rushing to get everything done in time. This year you might have to start rushing sooner if you want to get gifts to family members who are serving overseas by Christmas.
This year the deadlines to send mail have been moved to the first or second week of December depending on where they are stationed.
According to the United States Postal Service web site, the types of mailing deliveries and by what date they need to be postmarked to be received by Dec. 25:
The annual Disabilities Luncheon was held Thursday, Oct. 20, at Club Hill with the theme: "Ability is What Matters."
Several individuals were given the Persons with Disabilities Support Award. Those receiving the honor and related honors included:
Children ages 3-12 are invited to attend the Bible-based program Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (AWANA) at the Hill Chapel on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 pm.
The program which starts Sept. 11 and runs through June 31, allows children to explore the Bible in a fun and active way through Bible verses, songs, stories and games.
During the program the children have the opportunity to earn points by good attendance, memorizing Bible verses and participation. At the end of each month the children can use their points to buy toys, outdoor games, sports items and small trinkets.
They tiptoed carefully across the smelly swamp then stalked through the tall grass where the secret treasure awaited. After typing in the secret code they received their treasure ... an imaginary cookie.
This was one of several fun activities children practiced as they tried out for the play "The Tortoise versus the Hare," directed by the Missoula Children's Theater group.
During try-outs the children also practiced marching, being expressive with their bodies, along with practicing their Brooklyn, Southern and British accents.
Children are invited to join one of the 12 tribes and explore the town of Nazareth to learn more about the life of the young Jesus Christ at the Hill Chapel's vacation bible school.
This year's theme, Hometown Nazareth, will focus on the young life of Jesus. Children will learn more about him, his family life and about those who doubted he was God's son and those who stood up for him.
"There will be a lot of role playing including being workers in a marketplace from that time period," said Vicki Preston, Catholic Elementary Coordinator of Religious Education.
Blanching and julienne might seem like foreign terms, but for a group of youth they are words leading them to food independence.
A group of 11 Youth Center students, ages 9-15, chopped, browned and baked their way through a week-long summer cooking course at the youth center.
The course, CHEF-K, was instructed by Lauri Zerga, developer and teacher of the program. The course was designed to help youth learn cooking skills and eventually make basic, simple meals.