Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The year was 1855 and Franklin Pierce was President of the United States. In Medina County, Ohio, it was time to do something about the poor by opening the County Infirmary.”
Chippewa Lake author Eli R. Beachy ably sets the mood for the information he is about to impart to his readers. “The Medina County Home — Those Early Years 1855-1935,” What follows, then, is a detailed accounting of the history of the Medina establishment that opened in January of 1855 and “… remains an active, viable and vital element of the county in 2007.”
The author, who respects the facility and its operation, is donating all the profits to the Friends of the Medina County Home. The book can be purchased through the County Home office and the cost is $20. For more information, call Lynn Remington at 330-723-9951.
Information from Sandra Fahning | Special to The Gazette Posted: Friday, July 13th, 2007 Fahning may be reached at wp.www.medina-gazette.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Watchman at 4:59 PM
Ben Beachy is an educator with Witness for Peace in Nicaragua. Witness for Peace is a politically independent, grassroots organization that educates U.S. citizens on the impacts of U.S. policies and corporate practices in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Thanks to over a decade of international campaigns, many U.S. consumers know most of their clothes are made in developing world assembly plants known as “maquilas” that routinely violate workers’ rights. Pointing out the abusive and illegal conditions at these factories is often met with the following matter-of-fact rebuttal: Click here to read Ben's complete article.
Posted by Watchman at 4:20 PM
Local Wal-Marts test sites for new Bible action figures.
Jane Beachy, director of children's ministries at the Carlisle Brethren in Christ, thinks some good may come out of the action figures.
“I think anything that helps children understand that they were true, real people who actually did what it says in the Bible is a great thing and can be good if used well,” Beachy said. “The one concern I might have is that they would put them in the same category as superheroes,” Beachy said. “Superheroes aren't real and the amazing things they can do aren't real, but what those from the Bible do through God are real.” For complete story click here.
Posted by Watchman at 3:19 PM