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25 years ago

A new young women's program to "parallel the one for the Aaronic Priesthood will go into effect shortly after the first of the year," announced the Aug. 15, 1970, issue of the Church News.

The program was designed to "enhance and supplement parental teachings in the home," the articles stated. It would include the Beehive, Mia Maid and Laurel classes, "all corresponding in age to the three offices in the Aaronic Priesthood."

Lessons for the three age groups were being formulated that would include "exciting methods of questioning, participation in discussions, role playing and other thought-provoking activities.

"The lessons are built upon a scripture which will give each girl a workable, interesting and inspiring new way to make the gospel work for her in her daily life.

"Each course of study," the instructions to leaders said, "is designed to progressively meet the needs of girls as they move through the program year after year. Class teachers have some option as to when lessons are presented, but are required to present the recommended number of lessons in the study course each year."

Quote from the past

"I always feel much pleasure in addressing a congregation of the Saints when I am inspired by the Holy Ghost, for then I can be of benefit to those who hear." - Elder Wilford Woodruff, in an address given April 22, 1860, in the Tabernacle on Temple Square.

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