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This week, we asked the following on the Latter-day Sentinel Facebook page:

“How do you like to watch General Conference here in the Inland Northwest? Do you watch all the sessions at church or at home in your pajamas? What speeches stood out to you?”

Here are the answers we received:

Yes, we watch at home. However, we are fully dressed – even if not in ‘Sunday best’. I think that is a mater of respect for the Conference.
From Jean

Watched at home. A common theme seemed to be ” Wickedness never was happiness.” I think at least 3 speakers quoted that exact scripture. It was a very good conference.
From Tanya

Internet @ home; Pres. Monson’s talk on the virtue of gratitude.
From Marilyn

How about you? Chime in though the comments on this story or visit our Facebook page and leave feedback there!
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"Once in a lifetime date"

On Friday night Melissa Osborn, the winner of Latter-day Sentinel’s subscription drive, had a date night to remember with her husband Jared.


Melissa and Jared Osborn on their way in to view the performance of The 5 Browns with the Spokane Symphony on their date night to remember. Contributed Photo.

"The steaks were amazing at Spencers!" Reported Melissa after the memorable evening. "We used every penny of that gift for dinner, and loved all of it! I even tried some Calamari for the first time."

After the elegant dinner, Melissa and Jared attended the concert performance of The 5 Browns and The Spokane Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

"The show was awesome, they are all so talented!" Said Melissa. "It was so cool to see their fingers fly, our seats were so close! We had a blast. Thanks so much for the once in a lifetime date."

We at the Latter-day Sentinel wish to express our thanks to everyone who participated in this subscription drive. Because we value each and every one of our subscribers we will be holding a number of giveaways in June to celebrate this publication’s one-year anniversary! Included in the prizes will be fine dining gift certificates, hotel stays, and more!

Stay tuned in the next weeks for more details on the prizes and how you can be included in the drawings. And be sure to tell your friends!

Image of the Week


The windstorms on Monday morning made waves at Coeur d’Alene lake’s public beach at times resemble waves found along America’s coast. Photo by Dennis West.

Do you have a picture you’d like to see as the Latter-day Sentinel’s Image of the Week? Send your photo plus a brief description to ldsnews@latterdaysentinel.com. If your image is chosen as the Image of the Week, you’ll be notified before it’s included in the weekly mailing.

Latter-day Sentinel readers may now comment on their favorite stories!

For everyone who has been interested in sharing their thoughts on stories featured in the weekly issues of Latter-day Sentinel, we’ve added a new feature–you can now leave comments!

If you are a subscriber to our weekly emails, then you can leave a comment at the end of each article to share your thoughts. You can even go back to stories from previous issues and leave comments on those stories as well!

We hope that this will encourage greater interaction from our readers. As always, if you have a message or suggestion for anyone on the Latter-day Sentinel staff, please use our “Contact Us” page to send a private message.

Happy New Year from Latter-day Sentinel!

As this year comes to a close I thought it would be good to take a moment to thank everyone for helping us make Latter-day Sentinel a success in 2009.

When we first launched the site back on June 1 of 2009, we started with just over 80 subscribers to our free weekly e-mails. Now, almost seven months later, our subscriber base has grown to over 450 with even more readers who receive updates through Facebook and other methods.

We’ve been blessed with excellent writers and advertisers who assist in keeping the quality of the site at high standards and we’ve had opportunities with local business to provide valuable promotions and rewards to our subscribers.

Looking forward to 2010 we are even more committed to continuing to bring interesting stories about the LDS community in the Spokane Temple District. We are working on additional contests and promotions that will be fun and rewarding for our subscribers and we are continuing to make our free classified section available to anyone who has something special they’d like to post.

We’d like to encourage everyone to communicate with us if you have story ideas or suggestions in ways that we can make Latter-day Sentinel better for all.

Thanks again for making Latter-day Sentinel great! We’ll see you all in 2010!

Sincerely,
Dennis West
Publisher

Image of the Week


Merry Christmas from Latter-day Sentinel! For a special family treat, go to Robert and Joan Eastman’s house and watch their terrific Christmas light display which is synchronized to music they are broadcasting in their neighborhood at FM 97.7. This is one occassion where the image of the week does not do the subject justice. To see their display in person, go to 14016 East 41st Ct (left off of Evergreen behind the Spokane Temple) in the Spokane Valley. Photo by Dennis West.

Do you have a picture you’d like to see as the Latter-day Sentinel’s Image of the Week? Send your photo plus a brief description to ldsnews@latterdaysentinel.com. If your image is chosen as the Image of the Week, you’ll be notified before it’s included in the weekly mailing.

Image of the Week


A little game of aerial tag that took place over the Spokane Valley. Photo by Dennis West.

Do you have a picture you’d like to see as the Latter-day Sentinel’s Image of the Week? Send your photo plus a brief description to ldsnews@latterdaysentinel.com. If your image is chosen as the Image of the Week, you’ll be notified before it’s included in the weekly mailing.

And the winner of the Latter-day Sentinel referral contest is…

We at the Latter-day Sentinel are pleased to announce the winner of our subscription referral contest. Carrie Gadd, of the Painted Hills Ward in the Spokane East Stake, has won 4 passes to see Disney On Ice this coming Thursday evening for referring the most new subscribers to the Latter-day Sentinel.

We express gratitude to everyone who has taken the time to tell your friends about Latter-day Sentinel. Without referrals, we would be unable to grow our audience and bring to the LDS community in the Spokane Temple District all of the interesting stories and features we deliver each week.

In addition to interesting articles about our local LDS community, we are happy to provide FREE classifieds and a directory for LDS owned and/or operated businesses.

We encourage everyone to continue to spread the word about the Latter-day Sentinel, submit your classifieds and story ideas and together we can keep our local LDS community connected!

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