“Fun Stop,” New Era, Oct. 2019, 42–43.
On the first day of school at Emer High School (home of the Fighting Cumoms), it was discovered that someone had stolen the school mascot, Cory the Cumom, the night before. The school administrators suspected it was an inside job, so the police questioned the teachers about their activities on the previous night.
Mrs. Nimrah said she was out running with her husband. Mr. Shule said he was at home planning an event for T.A.M.A.R. (Teachers against Mocking and Reviling). Mr. Akish said he was home grading papers. And Mrs. Omer said she was home restoring furniture. The police immediately searched Mr. Akish’s home and found Cory tied up in the garage. How did they know it was Mr. Akish?
With all the excitement buzzing over the new hymn collection in the works, let’s first take a look back and see how well you know the current batch. Can you correctly match up and finish these first hymn lines?
There is sunshine in my soul today … (227)
Improve the shining moments … (226)
You can make the pathway bright … (228)
Today while the sun shines … (229)
Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom … (97)
Teach me to walk in the light … (304)
The Lord is my light … (89)
Brightly beams our Father’s mercy … (335)
Work with a will
Then why should I fear
More glorious and bright
Don’t let them pass you by
From his lighthouse evermore
Of his love
Lead thou me on
Fill the soul with heaven’s light
Can you tell which Apostle this is by his smile?
Have some Halloween fun with family and friends. Ask them to fill in the blank spaces before reading the rest of the story.
Before you [verb] a Halloween party, you’ll need to [verb] a costume. You won’t want to choose something too [adjective], but you also won’t want it to be too [adjective]. Since you’ll likely stay at the party for [amount of time], your costume should be [adverb] comfortable. Others will probably dress as [color] [plural noun] or [adjective] [mythical creature (plural)]. When you get there, the activities might include bobbing for [food] or telling [adjective] ghost stories. Don’t drink too much [color] punch or [verb] too much [adjective] candy, or you might get [adjective]. Remember to have fun and be [adjective]—Halloween is the [adjective ending in -est] time of year!
There wouldn’t be any papers to grade on the night before the first day of school.
1:C; 2:D; 3:H; 4:A; 5:G; 6:F; 7:B; 8:E
Elder D. Todd Christofferson