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

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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.