Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Greg Beachey Chef and Ice Carver.

Ice carver Greg Beachey, will create the angel in front of Yoder's Shopping Center,

"The festival started on Friday, but then because of the ice (icy road conditions) we couldn't carve ice ... how much sense does that make?" said King, who owns Jo Jo's Pretzels."We carved on Friday, but they melted by Saturday morning and then on Saturday morning we had competition carving. But then by Saturday night, those were gone." Today one team, led by chef and ice carver Alfredo Arroyo, will carve the horses and carriage in front of the Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, 195 N. Van Buren St. Another team, led by chef and ice carver GREG BEACHEY, will create the angel in front of Yoder's Shopping Center,Shipshewana Indiana. Click to read complete article by By Stephanie Esters|Kalamazoo Gazette Tuesday December 30, 2008, 11:57 AM Shipshewana, Indiana

Happy New Year! All The Best In 2009!

To all you good people in the invisible world of internet.
From Glen A. Beachy editor.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Greg Beachey Ice Artist

Photos by Laura J. Gardner | The Journal Gazette. GREG BEACHEY from New Paris cuts into his big chunk of ice to create a Bighorn Sheep for the ice competition Saturday in downtown Shipshewana. Beachey has competed in ice sculpting for 10 years. The two 350-pound blocks of ice that each of the eight artists was given started to melt even before the carvers were able to attack them with their waterproof electric chain saws, stencils and chisels. Most of the carvers were from the South Bend area. But as hard as they worked, they seemed to be fighting against the unseasonably warm weather more than each other. You have to make bigger, bulkier and less detailed pieces,” Beachey said. Click to read the complete article by Michael Zennie Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne, IN

Wayne Beachy Displays his two Lighted Reindeer.

Today at Carlton's Christmas open house, Nick brought the first two models of our lighted reindeer car. As with the rest of our cars, I do the decorating and Nick does the electronics and mechanical. With this car, he out did himself. The car is a old Gilbert depressed center flatcar decorated for the North Pole Power and Light Co. It has a generator which appears to power the two lighted reindeer, thought they are actually powered by track power. I have attached a photo of the car on Carlton's layout, powered up. By the way, the train is pulled by my North Pole Express Atlantic that I just finished this week. Like the other cars, this engine uses decals I have produced. Click here to see the train running on YouTube. Thanks Wayne very impressive!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Clint Beachy Logging Contractor QCIslands

Clint Beachy is a logging contractor on the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of British Columbia. To rephrase it, Clint is the third generation that has worked at harvesting a renewable resource. Many changes have taken place since his father and grandfather worked in this industry.

Martha Jane Beachy 1931 - 2008

Martha Jane Beachy, 77, of Springs, PA died Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at Golden Living Center, Meyersdale, PA
Born July 30, 1931, in elk Lick TWP. PA, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Ruth (Bowman) Compton. She is survived by her husband, Jerry R. Beachy; a daughter, Renate Collins and husband Michael, of Reynoldsburg OH; four sisters, Elaine Tozian, Flushing NY; Adeline Nestor, Petersburg, WV; Nancy Brennerman and Elizabeth Nicholson, both of Meyersdale, PA.
Click here to send condolences to the family.

Trent Beachy >Update< Dec. 27, 08.

The latest news on Trent:
"Had a conference with Trent's doctors today and here is the plan.
They want to keep him in the hospital until January 9th (two more weeks) then do out patient therapy until January 16th (another week). He will then be released to come home to Goshen. He will need to continue therapy from here to some facility nearby. We are not sure where yet. His doctor went over his X-rays, MRI and Cat-Scan. Main thing to note is that the swelling has begun to decrease around his spinal chord. His doctors feel that he is doing very well and making a speedy recovery. We are still unclear whether or not his hands will ever come back. It may require months or years until we know for sure but the doctor feels that three weeks is just too soon to start getting discouraged." For previous news about Trent look at 'Accidents' under Labels on the right hand side of this Blog.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Harry Peachy gets face time.

Picture TOM DODGE | Dispatch Assistant curator Harry Peachey gets face time with Phoebe, 21, at the Columbus Zoo. He doesn't think zoo elephants typically die at age 16. "Middle-aged" would best describe most of the 13 elephants at four Ohio zoos. They range in age from 20 to 41 if you don't count two youngsters. Like many other zoos, Columbus also is trying to improve elephant life by having them live in matriarchic groups of grandmothers, mothers, daughters and aunts, as they do in the wild. "In the long run, that may be one of the more significant changes for elephants," said Harry Peachey, assistant curator for the Columbus Zoo. The oldest captive elephant on record lived to be 86, but the norm seems to be in the 40s and 50s, said Peachey, Click here to read more about elephants By Kathy Lynn Gray THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH OHIO USA

Monday, December 22, 2008

Base Commander Capt. Phillip L. Beachy

"To deer, these are like little lollipops," said base commander Capt. Phillip L. Beachy, as he and his crew wrapped up the fencing project last week. It's the first phase in a years-long effort to restore bogs along the Manapaqua Branch of the Toms River to their original cedar swamp, a project that serves both conservation and air safety goals.
Rachel Wolfanger (right, foreground) of the Navy installs part of the fence that will defend newly planted Atlantic white cedar seedlings from hungry deer in a conservation buffer around the Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station. (STAFF PHOTOS: MICHAEL SYPNIEWSKI) Click here to read the complete article By KIRK MOORE TOMS RIVER BUREAU . Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park,NJ,USA

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dr. Roger Beachy and Scientist Dr Washington Carver on back to the future.

Linda Young looks over the many plants that George Washington Carver did research on that made him one of our nation’s most innovative scientists. The exhibit at the Missouri History Museum will be on display until March 1st. Photo by Wiley Price

Born in Missouri, Carver could not have known that the state’s largest region would emerge as a critical leader in the plant sciences. Roger Beachy, founding president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, said the researchers at his center are following paths blazed by Carver.
“What Carver did then is actually what we do now, what has come to be known as the greening of the future,” Beachy said. “Carver recognized that we needed to get beyond biofeuls into vital industrial uses of plants and novel industrial products like plastics, fine lubricants, oils, synthetic fibers. There are many ways to go, if you will, back to the future, back to what Dr. Carver taught us then.” Click to read an interesting article By Chris King Of the St. Louis American, St Louis MO. Thursday, December 18, 2008 2:12 AM CST

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Kirsten Eve Beachy -- Lives, writes, and dabbles in theology in Briery Branch, Virginia.

"Dream Seekers Magazine"
Autum 2005, Volume 5, Number 4 Report From Amish country by Kristen.
The man behind the bullet-proof glass in the hotel lobby asks if we’ve ever been to Holmes and Tuscarawas counties before. We shake our heads. We’re here on family business. We want to visit the historical society and ferret out information on Jonas Stutzman, who dressed in white from his hat to his shoes. "Jonas Stutzman believed Jesus would return in 1853 and set up office in Holmes County, so he built a chair for him. The seat is six inches higher than normal because Christ should be above everyone else," Jonas is long gone, but the chair still waits for Jesus. Click here to read the complete report. Kirsten earned her MFA in creative writing at West Virginia University. She is Assistant Professor Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia. click to read more about Kirsten.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Genealogist's Christmas Eve

Picture credit
As I climbed up the stairs full of gladness and glee,
I looked back at Santa who'd brought much to me.
While settling in bed, I heard Santa's clear whistle,
To his team which then rose like the down of a thistle
And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight,
"FAMILY HISTORY is FUN! Merry Christmas! Goodnight!"
Thanks to Mary Campbell. Author unknown. Click to read the complete poem.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Post Surgery >>Update<< On Trent Beachy

Dec. 11,08
Good news everyone! we called Creighton University teaching Hospital
this evening to speak with Cathy and check on Trent's progress. To
our surprise she put Trent on the phone. We had a wonderful
conversation with him. He reported that he stood up today and walked
about 20 steps, sat on a chair, and stood with his hands on the back
of a chair. What great news. The big questions now are when he will be released and what kind of therapy he will be on.
For those of you who have been following Trent's condition since his accident here is the latest new from his dad. Dec. 10, 08. Rest of Trent's story posted below.
His surgery was 51/2 hours rather then the 31/2 hours that were planned. They fused C- The right side of his spine they could do conventional surgery removing broken pieces of bone and putting in a plate. The left side was really broken up so badly they added artificial bone and some of his own bone. Now we will have to wait for the swelling to leave and the healing to take place. The road gets long now. He will need our encouragement and caring. God Bless. Dad

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Letisha Beachy & Tom Huston Wedding

The above picture is of Letisha & Tom and the wedding party. They were married October 18, 2008. In Santillane Manor House located in Fincastle, VA. This where William Clark of the Lewis & Clark expedition was also married many years ago. Congratulations! May God bless you with a long and happy life together. See more pictures on Letisha & Tom's wedding site. http://www.momentville.com/thomasandletishawedding

Monday, December 08, 2008

Tiffany Beachy

A beautiful Land Iguana from South Plazas Islet. Picture from Tiffany's blogspot,it was taken while she was in Galapagos. More amazing pictures on her web site http://tiffany-ahrenbeachy.blogspot.com/ and too read about her travels. Thanks Tiffany..

Sean Beachy’s ‘Rejoice and Exult’ Cantata

Sean Beachy of Grantsville Maryland, a doctorate of music student at West Virginia University, has written a new Christmas cantata, “Rejoice and Exult,” especially for his wife, Debi, and the United Community Choir.
Under the direction of Debi Beachy and accompanied by the composer, Sean Beachy on the organ, the cantata brings to life the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Click to read the complete article, with locations and dates of the performances in Cumberland Times-News December 05, 2008 10:08 am

Larry Beachy Summarizes His Family's Thoughts on Global Warming

Picture credit http://la.streetsblog.org/
I promised to summarize the global warming letters that I received.
Basically everyone agreed that we are having global warming. What is
causing it and how to treat it we disagreed upon. Some felt in spite
of best efforts here in North America we can't do anything about it,
because other countries, ( China and Russia and don't forget the
sheep in New Zealand) will keep pouring pollutants into the
atmosphere. So with out saying it we all agree that we need to work
on a global solution. ( The United States has failed to sign the
global agreement to stop pollutants.) Will the reduction in fossil
fuel and lower emissions make a difference? Will better and stronger
environmental laws and controls help?
Here we were divided. Some felt the present government has brought
us to the present conditions, others felt keep the government out of it.
Brad wrote and interesting letter with footnotes backing up his
opinions and a great illustration of thinking on two or three levels
not just the surface. I was going to print his letter but because of
the length of this family letter I will be glad to forward his letter
to anyone who would like to read it.
My take on the issue is that we are witnessing a more than normal
global warming - more than in the past history of the universe. We
can't place blame or give up on trying to do something about it. We
must accept responsibility for being our Brothers keeper and each of
us need to do our part. Good environmental practices are not only
good for the future they are also good for us- now. My parents
admonished me always to try to do good, if you make an error at least
you are trying to do the right thing!

Friday, December 05, 2008


>UPDATE< Peachey Family Market, Riceville Iowa

Press-News photo by Warren Haacke
Peachey stresses that it is very important for store patrons to give him and his employees their input in what they would like to see in the store. He wants to accommodate area patrons as much as possible in their shopping choices. Peachey's Family Market is in a building that was construted after the Halloween fire in 1901 that distroyed the entire businenss district.
Click to read the latest by Michell County Press

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

"The Best place on Earth" Written by Larry Beachy of Indiana

Funny, freezing water doesn’t feel that cold. Instead it burns or maybe a better description would be to say it stings!
Yes, sting is the best word to describe the freezing river water rapidly seeping through my layers of clothing. I had to get back to the surface in spite of my now heavy, soaked, hunting clothes. Click to read the rest of Larry's exciting story. Picture credit FCIT and Link

>UPDATE Dec.7< Trent Beachy, Golden Colorado

The most important news today is about Trent. I think all of you
have heard that he was involved in a severe accident just outside
Council Bluff Iowa and broke some vertebra in his neck. He was
transfered to Creighton University neurological department. He is scheduled for
surgery to fuse the broken vertebra. All in all we are very thankful that he
and his friends survived the crash.

The Golden Fire Department is sad to announce that two volunteer firefighters were injured in an auto accident over the holiday weekend, both were off-duty. Firefighters TRENT BEACHY, 25, and Bruce Peters, 43, were traveling back to Colorado after spending the Thanksgiving holiday with family in the mid-west when the accident occurred. Beachy’s girlfriend, Nancy, was also injured in the accident. Click here to read the full report by Jonathan Ashford in the YourHub.com - Dever CO

Monday, December 01, 2008

Wayne E. Beachy

In 2001 I became permanently disabled because of all the surgeries. I became very depressed and angry at God and was always asking God "Why did you put me on the shelf?" What purpose do I have in life if I cannot work and how can I serve you(God) if I cannot do anything? Click here to read Wayne's amazing story.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

>Update< Amish Boy Bags 30 Point Buck

The following was posted November 4th, 2006 David King - King's Outdoor World
It will be tough to beat this great buck in 2006. This buck was taken by Amish hunter Jonathon Schmucker in Adams County, Ohio. The buck was taken with a crossbow and has 36 scorable points, green scored 304 gross and 294 7/8 net non-typical with a 24-inch inside spread. The buck was nicknamed “Amish Lucky Buck” due to the monster whitetail deer eating the Lucky Buck mineral feed. Click here to read the story and how it grew on King's Outdoor World Blog.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Amish Boy Bags Thirty Point Buck

This buck was taken by a 14 year old Amish boy near Dalton WI . He used a hand made long bow and made the killing shot by stalking the huge buck using corn shocks for cover. The boy's family would not allow him to pose with the trophy animal for pictures so a nearby neighbor, A Spokesperson for the family posed with the buck and is also acting as spokesman for the Amish boy. For more information click here. Anyone who knows the name of the boy who bagged this big Buck please email Glen Beachy editor of this site.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Abram Peachey Riceville IA

Peachey Family Market Riceville IA
Abram Peachey will be the new manager of the store, owned by Curvin Zimmerman.
Peachey came to Riceville with his wife, Saloma, six daughters and three sons, before the store had been bought. At first, he did construction work before working on the store. Prior to coming here, Peachey owned a grocery store in Pennsylvania, which he had for about two years.
"Then this came up, and we thought it would be a good opportunity for our girls - to work with them," Peachey said. Click to read more about the Peachey family and the store by Casandra Leff Editor picture credit Riceville Recorder.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


ROBERT BEACHY Born March 30, 1935. Parents Samuel (Jinx) and Edith Miller Beachy. The information from the 'Family Record of Noah S. Beachy and Catherine Plank' page 137. States that Robert was last living in Constantine, Michigan. The above picture is of Robert when he was a young man. This message is to Robert or anyone who might know him. There is family and many cousins who would like to hear from you. After all these years you must have a lot to contribute to your family and cousins. Please contact your family or the owner of this blog site.They would all like to hear from you. REALLY!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Beachy Game #1: Beachyopoly

Now there are a new series of games just for Beachys (and aberrantAmish) The first game to be released is Beachyopoly. The object of the game is to gain bishop oversight of as many influential Beachy churches as possible, then jack up the tithe demands and smack Sunday visitors with the fees, or else a guilt trip. Build storage barns and affluent custom-built starter-castles for your members and charge even more in tithes. But watch your step in the house of the Lord, or you may end up being put on proving! Click here on The Beachy Complex for more details

Monday, November 10, 2008

Crystal Beachy

Crystal Beachy of Springfield TN, pictured here with a deer she bagged. One antler missing, wonder what happened????

Marvin Fay “Marv” Beachy

FREDERICK MD— Marvin Fay “Marv” Beachy, 67, of Frederick, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 in his home.
Born March 24, 1941 in Grantsville, he was the son of the late Vernon Clay and Bessie Gertrude (Wilburn) Beachy. Click to read the complete article in the Cumberland Times-News

Grandson Luke in South Africa

Luke is the son of Kurt and Jeanette (Beachy) Saffarek in Smithers BC. He is working with Flying Missions in Botswana. He tells about his fishing trip where he caught the famous Tiger Fish.
Luke posted the above picture. He said, "One of my first tiger fish on the fly rod. Note the teeth and the fact that this fish, when first hooked, swims about 60-70km/h.The Tigerfish is regarded as the hardest fighting fresh water fish in the world! If you are a fly fisherman you've Gotta to hook into one of these!"
Thanks Luke.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jacob Beachy Millersburg Ohio

Wal Mart Hitching post Millersburg Ohio.
"I've talked to Amish furniture makers and dealers, and some have just quit," said JACOB BEACHY, a bishop in a new-order church in the Millersburg area. JACOB BEACHY is treasurer of an Amish Helping Fund, a nonprofit organization that serves as a bank to many Amish and a savings and loan to those trying to get a foothold in farming. The fund pays 4.5 percent interest on savings and lends the money to the Amish at 4.75 percent.

Some Amish furniture makers and dealers have quit because buyers are holding off on purchases. Others have lost factory jobs. "It trickles down to them," said Fanny Herb-Miller, editor of the Sugarcreek-based newspaper The Budget." Click to read Mike Harden commentary: Economic downturn hurts some Amish, too. Columbus Dispatch - Columbus,OH,USA Sunday, October 26, 2008 3:38 AM

Monday, October 27, 2008

Autum Beachy >>Update<<

Autum Beachy won in a school-record time of 18 minutes, 24.07 seconds, in 45-degree weather. “My strength has always been starting out hard and getting off to a good start,” she said. “That was my goal today. Get off to a good start and I knew nobody could catch me. I was going to give it all I had there.” Click to read the article by Justin A. Cohn Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dr. Roger Beachy

Rep. Steve Hobbs addresses the audience flanked by dignitaries (from left) Roger Beachy, Thomas Payne, Gary Forsee and Sen. Kit Bond. Picture by Brenda Fike.
Click for update and pictures By Brenda Fike The Mexico Ledger Thu Oct 23, 2008, 12:12 PM CDT
New Research Center in Mexico
MEXICO - The University of Missouri announced the new MU Plant Science Research Center Wednesday morning. Local leaders gathered in Mexico where the research center will be built. Connie and Eddie Sydenstricker donated the land for the project. The project will include a new Mexico technology park. Researchers say the opportunity to test new plant technology in the field is why the Mexico facility is crucial.

"It's not good enough to stay in a lab. We have to find a way into the greenhouse and then into a field like the ones behind us. And as we grow those crops we need to be able to take them to a laboratory like this one to test them even further," said Dr. ROGER BEACHY from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Click to read the article by Reported by: Reed Erickson Edited by: Stephanie Stouffer KOMU-TV - Columbia,MO,USA

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vern Beachy

I have finished my memoir A Tear-Stained Letter two months ahead of time. Poetically, during the week of Melinda’s birthday on October 8th. After 7 months of writing, 70,229 words, about 300 to 350 printed pages. My literary agent is excited about the possibility of a ‘sale’ to a publisher soon.
Tear-Stained Letter is one of the most personal things I have ever written and probably will ever write again. My therapist told me early on to write a letter to Melinda as a way to ease the grieving process. I decided to turn that letter into a book, that is why the title.
I have started writing another book, also a memoir. This one deals with having multiple sclerosis and my ability to walk again with the help of a new MS drug called Tysabri (that and many prayers). Click for pictures and more information about Vern on his web site.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stephen C. Beachy College Station, TX, USA

Friday, Central Park was renamed Stephen C. Beachy Central Park in honor of the city's first Parks and Recreation Director. The man responsible for helping quadruple the number of parks in College Station now has one of his own. In his time with the city, Beachy was responsible for developing a nationally-recognized system of parks, programs and services. He worked for the city 30 years before retiring last year, and Beachy says the best days for the city and the department are still to come. The parks' offices Beachy worked at are actually located in Central Park, which now bears his name. Click for the complete article Posted: 6:07 PM Oct 17, 2008Reporter: KBTX Staff College Station,TX,USA

Bishop Jacob Beachy Explains Culture

Photo by Jill Gosche
An Amish bishop shared insight into his culture's faith, history, lifestyle and shunning as part of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's Community Wide Read. When discussing faith, Bishop Jacob Beachy said Amish do not look down on those who are not Amish. "We don't feel that we are any better," he said. Beachy, who was ordained in 1970, talked at the library Saturday afternoon. Library patrons are reading--"Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish" by Joe Mackall.-- Beachy said Amish trace their roots to Switzerland. They migrated from Switzerland because of religious persecution and settled in Pennsylvania and Holmes County, he said. Click for a recommended article, By Jill Gosche, Tiffin Advertiser Tribune - Tiffin,OH,USA

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tiffany Beachy

For those who may not know, I'll be travelling around South America for the next few months, living it up! First, I'm going to a Cerulean Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler conference in Colombia, then down to the Galapagos (again, yay!) to go on a *free* cruise with a friend who's a guide, then to Peru to give some lectures (in Spanish) at a workshop for a Christian conservation group called A Rocha, then to Venezuela to work on a project studying Cerulean Warblers on their wintering grounds until early February. It should be a grand adventure and I'm really looking forward to it! Click here for Tiffany's blogsite. I have no idea how often I'll be able to update it, but hopefully you will find it interesting. Picture from Tiffany's home page.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Harry Peachey Curator Columbus Zoo Ohio

Bats, black cats and spiders -- what a frightening menagerie! Or so many legends suggest, particularly at Halloween. Countless stories and movies paint those and other myth-encrusted creatures as omens of bad luck.
Not so, according to HARRY PEACHEY, who has worked at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for 28 years. He serves as curator of the Mainland Asia region, with its exhibits of flying foxes (giant fruit bats), golden-mantled bats and a variety of felines. "Kids should understand that spiders, bats and cats all have a positive role to play," PEACHEY said, "and most of the negative things that people think about those animals isn't true." Click to read more By Michael Grossberg THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH --Columbus Ohio

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Judy and Greg Beachy

After 16 years of marriage, Judy Beachy surprised her husband Greg with a by renewing their wedding vows along the Muscatine riverfront during the Mini Coopers of Iowa’s sixth annual Fall Drive. Photo: Rebecca Paulsen for the Muscatine Journal.
MUSCATINE, Iowa — The bride wore the same white gown in which she first said her wedding vows on Oct. 10, 1992.
But instead of a church aisle, Judy Beachy of Des Moines walked past 17 MINI Coopers Saturday in a parking lot on the Muscatine riverfront. Click to read a GREAT story By Jennifer Meyer of the Muscatine Journal Iowa

Monday, October 13, 2008

Beachy Amish and the Electronic Culture

Today’s church is undergoing radical changes as a result of our electronic culture. Digital Discipleship: Forming Faith in an Electronic Culture—for the 12th Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series at Hesston College, November 7-9 The conference also features input from leaders of local BEACHY AMISH churches. Several leaders will respond to Hipps, lead workshops, and serve on a panel discussion where they will talk about the communal discernment process they use concerning the use of electronic technology. “We need this conversation with the BEACHY AMISH,” says Hershberger. “They have chosen the hard road. They refuse the easy way of either hiding from the electronic culture by calling it all bad or embracing it uncritically by calling it all good. Click to read about Digital Discipleship, featuring Shane Hipps, at Hesston College, November 7-9

Canadian Thanksgiving Day Oct.13.

In the year 1578, the English navigator Martin Frobisher held a formal ceremony, in what is now called Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. He was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him - Frobisher Bay. Other settlers arrived and continued these ceremonies.

"A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed... to be observed on the second Monday in October."
Click to read more about the history of the Canadian Thanksgiving Day

Friday, October 10, 2008

Larisa Beachy

Five-year-old Anthony Parreira puffs on his new wiener whistle, left, mother Andrea with 18-month-old sister Samantha listen to colorful stories and puns from hotdoggers Amanda Maurer and LARISA BEACHY.
Bonanza Photo - Jen Schmidt
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile which has toured the country since 1970 made a stop in Incline Village Sunday.
The Wienermobile has traveled to 15 states in the last three months — from Lexington, Ky. to Oregon and now up to Lake Tahoe.
According to Oscar Mayer’s “hotdogger” Larisa Beachy, aka “Lunch Lovin’ Larisa,” it is “buns of fun” traveling in the Wienermobile. She has traveled to dachshund races, fairs and festivals around the country. Click to read the article in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza - Incline Village,NV,USA

40 miles west of Detroit Oct. 9, 2008

Two Amish men and emergency personnel view the scene of a crash on U.S. 23 in Northfield Township, about 40 miles west of Detroit Thursday Oct. 9, 2008. A semitrailer clipped the back of a bus overloaded with members of an Amish church group Thursday, flipping the bus onto its side and sending 14 people to the hospital, including several children, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Lisa Carolin)

By TOM KRISHER NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A semitrailer clipped the back of a bus overloaded with members of an Amish church group Thursday, flipping the bus onto its side and sending 14 people to the hospital, including several children, authorities said.
Most of those injured suffered cuts and bruises, though four adults and two children were in serious condition. None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, police said. The 13-seat bus was carrying 22 people. Click to read more by--
Associated Press writers Corey Williams and Ed White in Detroit contributed to this report.
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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Craig Beachy

Craig Beachy Queen Charlotte Islands British Columbia Canada. Pictured here with a Halibut he caught this summer while fishing off shore. A fish this size is harpooned in order to bring them on broad. That explains the blood, and some of you didn't know fish had red blood?

Leo J. Beachy and Maxine Beachy Broadwater.

Leo J. Beachy - A Legacy Nearly Lost - In the early 1900s, photographer Leo Beachy took captivating images of life in Western Maryland, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but most of his glass plate negatives were destroyed in 1927. In recent years, Beachy's niece, Maxine Broadwater, recovered 2,700 negatives and is working to bring her uncle's remarkable legacy back to life.
Leo Beachy's photographs are on display at the Grantsville Museum in Maryland - (301) 895-5454
2008 Operating Hours
1 pm - 4 pm
Fridays & Saturdays only
May 16 through October 31
Click to watch a great video of Leo's work, and Maxine.
Click for more pictures by Leo.

Janice Beachy & friends, OH.

A special thanks to the event committee members, JANICE BEACHY, Mary Ann Hickey, Maureen Kennedy, Linda Merckens, Barb Monak and Carol Wise who addressed envelopes, planned, shopped, cooked, decorated, moved tables, cleaned up and everything in between.
Click to read more about Janice and friends in The Beacon - Port Clinton,OH,USA

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Autum Beachy

DeKalb’s Autumn Beachy takes first in the NHC girls cross country meet Saturday at Bellmont. Carroll won the boys and girls team titles. Autumn Beachy won the individual title in a time of 18:31.17.-- Click to read the article by Laura J. Gardner Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA Published: October 5, 2008 6:00 a.m.

Maxine Beachy Broadwater

Maxine Beachy Broadwater is Garrett County’s Most Beautiful Person for 2008. From the left are County Commissioners Ernie Gregg and Denny Glotfelty, Broadwater, and Commissioner Fred Holliday during Tuesday’s commission meeting in the county circuit courthouse. Cumberland Times-News. OAKLAND — Garrett County has named its Most Beautiful Person for 2008, recognizing Maxine Beachy Broadwater, a woman who has worked to preserve the history of the county and the photography of her uncle Leo Beachy.
“It’s worth being nominated,” Broadwater said. “I certainly don’t think I’m worthy of this ... I’m very proud of my county and want to keep doing good things for it.” Click to read the rest of a very interesting article by Sarah Moses.

Ella Irene Miller

MUNNSVIVLLE - Ella Irene Miller was born on September 4, 1946, in Kalona, Iowa, a daughter of Earl J. and Mary (Bender) BEACHY. Ella died on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, after a sudden illness at the age of 62 years.
Click to read the rest of the information in the Oneida Dispatch - Oneida,NY,USA

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

President Roger Beachy The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, United States
Royce Dempsey and his daughter, Amber Dempsey, of Imperial, read about several of the plant projects in one of many greenhouses at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center during an open-house event Sunday afternoon. (Erik M. Lunsford/P-D)
Danforth scientists say they are committed to stamping out global hunger through disease resistant crops that conserve resources.
"They believe in the mission that plant science can improve the human condition," said ROGER BEACHY, president of the center. "This science can help the environment, and food safety, and food abundance."
Biotech proponents say such research is misunderstood, and its potential contributions are being thwarted by an unfair public perceptions.
"There's nothing but good reporting from the science," Beachy said. "We're disappointed when politicians don't have the conviction to go forward."
The rising cost of food, Beachy continued, seems to be helping sway some opinions. The global mind set, he said, "is slowly changing." Click here to read the complete article By Georgina Gustin ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 09/29/2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Captain Phillip L. Beachy

Vietnam POW Remembers Those Left Behind
By Judy Smestad-Nunn Jakson Time - NJ,USA
Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station was the site of the region's largest prisoner of war/missing-in-action remembrance service last week, holding its annual ceremony at the base chapel.
Hosted through a joint effort of the base and the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, base Commander Captain PHILLIP L. BEACHY made the welcoming remarks to a standing-room only crowd gathered inside the chapel. BEACHY introduced this year's speaker, Chief Warrant Officer Frank Anton (retired), who was a POW in Vietnam for over five years. Click to read a touching article about the effects of the Vietnam war

Friday, September 26, 2008

Allen Peachey, Myerstown PA

Allen Peachey, 24, was traveling north on Route 501 south of Lengle Road when the carriage was struck from behind by the truck, driven by Darryl Good, 26, of Myerstown, according to state police. Click to read the complete story by Reading Eagle News Staff Sept 14, 2008.
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Sam Beachy, Apple Festival Director, Nappanee ID

"We're excited. It's a great city (Nappanee) to be a part of," says SAM BEACHY, Apple Festival Director.
But the highlight of the weekend for many is a world record-breaker. It's one impressive pastry. It takes 400 pounds of apples and one hundred pounds of dough to create. It's seven foot in diameter and has to cook for 17 hours in the oven before it's ready to be served up. "We have many, many people come and that's the reason they come to say 'I've had a slice of the world's largest apple pie," says Andrews. Click for the full article. Fox 28 - South Bend,IN,USA

Austin James Beachy

Eli with his son, Austin born Feb 3, 2008. Eli & Jessica with family live in Port Clements BC.
Welcome Austin James to the Beachy family.

Kathryn (Beachy) Lenz

Passed away Sept. 7, 2008, age 91.
Memorial service will be held Oct. 3, 2008 in McMinnville Oregon, at the McMinnville Senior Center, 2250 NE McDaniel Lane, 1:30 pm. Kathryn was the fifth child of William and Mary (Miller) Beachy. Kathryn was well known as a gifted speaker in the church where her father was pastor, in Sheridan Oregon. Here her God given talent really shone during the years of World War II. She spoke words of encouragement to the mothers and wives of the men who were away to war. She believed God would bring them all home safely, and said so many times. God was good and every man from that church returned home safely. Now Kathryn is home walking on streets of gold where she will never grow old. Posted by her brother Glen.

Grandson Jeremy Bags Moose

Jeremy of Smithers BC was lucky and his name was drawn for a Moose tag in northern BC. He was in the right place at the right time to bag the only Moose that was taken on the early hunt. His dad Kurt Saffarek was there backing him up all the way. The weather was warm, so the Moose was quickly hauled home and prepared to hang in the cooler. This is one more Big Game animal for Jeremy to add to his list of successful hunts. Posted by Grandpa Beachy.