LDS Scene
June 1986

“LDS Scene,” Ensign, June 1986, 80

LDS Scene

A missionary who was shot by a burglar in an Argentine boarding house is now in a Salt Lake City hospital undergoing rehabilitation. Elder Bradley Hall of Hibbard, Idaho, was shot in the back March 9 when he and his companion surprised two burglars who were sneaking into their room. The bullet lodged between two vertebrae, paralyzing the twenty-year-old elder from the waist down. The bullet was removed in Argentina, and Elder Hall was flown back to the United States for treatment. Three weeks later, he was still paralyzed, but undergoing rehabilitation and in good spirits, said his mother. The young elder is one of twelve children of Ronald and Helen Hall, and the fifth in his family to serve a mission.

Latter-day Saint newsman Lee Roderick has been elected chairman of the board of the National Press Club, headquartered in Washington, D.C. Brother Roderick is Washington bureau chief for Scripps League newspapers. He is a member of the Potomac South Ward, Washington D.C. Stake.

The director of the Church’s Independence Missouri Visitors’ Center and his wife were recently honored as “Good Neighbors of the Year” in the community. The president of the Citywide Neighboring Committee spoke of Elder Phillip V. and Sister Gwen J. Christensen as “special people whose lifestyle includes doing good things for those who live around you.” They have been active in neighborhood councils, the local chamber of commerce, the tourist bureau, and similar organizations.

The Mormon Handicraft shop in Salt Lake City, which was to have been closed, has a new lease on life. Earlier, it was announced that the store would close March 15. But because of demand for its service and products, responsibility for the store’s operation was instead transferred to Deseret Book Company. The store will temporarily continue in operation at the same site. In addition, a smaller outlet will be opened in the Deseret Book store in a nearby shopping mall.