Monday, September 28, 2009

4 more days until I leave for Arkansas

I am really excited! The plan is to go to Ginger's Saturday, then head to Ally's Tuesday, then to the homestead!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Josh wins 2nd Place

I think I am addicted. I ran my second 5K race this morning at Shoals Christian School in Florence. I ran again with my friend Alison Stanfield from the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Office. I beat my old time by a minute - 28:22. I was very happy. To top it all off I got a trophy! Second place in my age group: 30-34. The Hurren Family was also there. I teach Daniel Hurren in primary. He actually won a state title in the mile at a time of 6:02! He is fast. If you haven't done a 5K, I would recommend it. It feels so good crossing the finish line.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Josh and Alabama Governor Bob Riley

This photo with the governor was taken a few weeks ago at an event at McFarland Park in Florence.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

LDS-TV Primary News comes to Florence, AL

Primary News

Announcer: The only news station that doesn’t hide the truth, or keep you in the dark. It’s now time for LDS-TV Primary News!

Anchor #1: Good Afternoon, I’m _____________

Anchor #2: and I’m ______________. You are watching the Sunday afternoon edition of LDS-TV Primary News!

Anchor #1: We have a very exciting show for you today, including an exclusive interview with a family member of SOMEONE everyone is talking about.

Anchor #2: But first, let’s get to the TOP STORY. The prophet of God will be speaking to the world in just a few weeks.

Anchor #1: The first weekend in October is General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This conference is where President Thomas S. Monson, the prophet of God, will speak to the world.

Anchor #1: Members of the church will come in thousands to Salt Lake City, Utah to hear the prophet. He will speak in the new conference center in downtown Salt Lake City. If you are unable to go, there are several ways to see and hear him.

Anchor #2: You can watch the entire conference at any church building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or you can even listen and watch the conference on the Internet.


Anchor #1: I’m sorry to interrupt, but we have some breaking news. It looks like we may have some severe weather at conference.

Anchor #2: Let’s go to our LDS-TV Primary News meteorologist ________________ and find out exactly what is going on. He joins us live from Waterloo. __________?

Meteorologist: ________ and _________, Severe weather may be a problem on general conference weekend. There is a low pressure front moving down from Canada that may cause some artic winds and rain. You might need to bring an umbrella if you plan to be in Utah that weekend. If you’re in the Shoals there might be a chance of isolated tornados. Coming up later in the show, I will give you a full weather forecast for conference weekend. ________?

Anchor #1: Thanks, ________. Let’s get back to our TOP STORY. General Conference will be held October third and fourth. There will be two sessions on each day, plus a priesthood session Saturday night.


Anchor #2: I am sorry to break in again, but we have more breaking news. We were going to have an exclusive interview later in the show, but it seems like our LDS-TV Primary News Lead Reporter has been able to get the exclusive interview RIGHT NOW.

Anchor #1: _________ LDS-TV Primary News Lead Reporter joins us live from downtown Florence. __________, you were able to find someone who knows the prophet very well?

Reporter: I did, ________ and __________. This is Bob (Roberta) Monson. He/She is a cousin of the Prophet. Bob (Roberta) can you tell us a little bit about President Monson?

Bob(Roberta): President Monson is the 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1927. He is the second of 6 children. He graduated from the University of Utah. He taught there for awhile, but decided to go into the publishing business. He became at bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was only 22-years-old.

Reporter: Thanks for that insight about the prophet. Are you going to be able to go to Salt Lake City for conference?

Bob(Roberta): You bet I am! I wouldn’t miss it for the world. How often do you get to see and hear from the prophet of God?

Reporter: Not often, the church only has conference twice a year. Thanks for spending some time with us. Reporting LIVE in downtown Florence, I’m ___________ Lead Reporter for LDS-TV Primary News!

Anchor #2: Thanks, ___________. Conference begins at eleven o’clock Saturday and Sunday. Make sure to mark your calendars.

Anchor #1: Along with the prophet, other church leaders will speak. This includes the 12 apostles of the church. It is very important to remember what they say, and apply it to your lives.

Anchor#2: Let’s get another check of the general conference forecast from the LDS-TV Primary News Meteorologist _____________. ___________?

Meteorologist: I have some great news ________ and __________. It looks like the artic rain and wind will be moving out just in time for conference. It will be a great weekend to hear the prophet speak. You still might need a small jacket, so make sure to get one before you head out the door. __________?

Anchor #1: Thanks, ___________. That is all the time we have for today.

Anchor #2: Thanks for watching LDS-TV Primary News, the first stop for the most up to date information on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Anchor #1: We hope you join us tomorrow night. We will have an exclusive interview with the Primary President of the Florence Ward. She will talk about how reverence has become a problem with the senior primary.

Anchor #2: Can’t wait for that! Have a good Sunday afternoon, and keep it right here on LDS-TV Primary News!


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Josh runs his first 5K

On Friday, a couple of the women at the touism office next to mine (Alison and Beth), asked if I wanted to run in a 5K Saturday. I had a long week, and have never really liked running. But I thought I would try it. It turned out to be a lot of fun. The run was for breast cancer awarness. It was held at Spring Park in Tuscumbia (the city where Helen Keller was born). I beat both of my friends, I finished the 3 miles in 29:26. It felt really good, and got me excited to do more. If you haven't tried it, I would recommend doing it!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Josh covers flooding in Northwest Alabama

Heavy rain pounded the counties I cover. Flash floods were really bad Wednesday night. I almost got caught in one. Then on Thursday, 14 roads were closed due to flooding. I went live for every newscast Thursday; noon, 5, 6, and 10. It was a long, wet day.