Jeffs moved to jail closer to the YFZ ranch in Texas

Source: Salt Lake Tribune Apr 29, 2011 12:09AM Polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs has been moved to a West Texas jail that is closer to his group’s Yearning for Zion Ranch in Eldorado but allows somewhat fewer opportunities to communicate with the outside world. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints…

Polygamist compound in S.D. delinquent on property taxes

According to a story in the Rapid City Journal, the polygamist Mormon sect that owns a 140-acre compound in the southern Black Hills is $178,594 past due in its Custer County property taxes for 2008 and 2009. From that story: The United Order of South Dakota, which is the legal name of the Fundamentalist Church…

Are you hefted?

I ran across the word “hefted” this week. Maybe you know it. “Hefted” refers to sheep that don’t need a fence because they don’t wander far from home. Since I decided it was a term I could use, as in, “I have invitations from friends to visit wonderful places but I stay at home like a hefted…