Thanks for all the info! I ended up going down the street to a woodworking shop to get the boards jointed. One board was a little warped so I needed to get it "fixed" more than just getting the ends jointed. They got the warp out but the end joints didn't like up all that great. I tried planing like Steve suggested where I could see the need and it got fairly close. Problem is, on glue up I think i need more clamps than i had and stronger ones. I have 5 but only two were probably strong enough, the other three bars were bending.
I put the glue on heavy but tried making it uniform with a sponge brush (i know, not the best idea), and I dont think i had enough in the end (there was not a whole lot of squeeze out). The literal ends didn't get enough for sure and when i let the clamps go, it moved apart a slight bit. I through a pocket screw in there to keep it tight. I haven't examined the job too well yet but i'm wondering. If it looks like there are weak spots, should I add more pocket screws, or should I cut the joints with my circular saw (using a clamped board as a guide) and try again with more glue and more clamps?