Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April 1st is "Atheist Day"

"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." Ps. 14:1 kjv
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Monday, March 30, 2009

Johanna Beachy Returns to Africa

Just a quick note to update Johanna's friends that on Thursday she recieved official acceptance to the YWAM school in Worcester, South Africa. The school runs from July to December 2009. Johanna hopes to spend several weeks in Rwanda prior to flying to South Africa.

Brandon Beachy (right)

Owner Stu Richardson poses two former River Bandits who now play for the Danville Braves. Shayne Moody (left) was a shortstop from UNCC and played with the Bandits in 2006 and 2007. BRANDON BEACHY (right) was a right-handed pitcher from Indiana Wesleyan University and was signed by the Braves mid-season in 2008. Picture credits

From Staff Reports Cumberland Times-News Published: March 25, 2009 11:57 pm
KEYSER, W.Va. — Trey Beasom and BRANDON BEACHY combined for a two-hitter and 13 strikeouts as Northern opened defense of its area and conference championships with an Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference win at Tuesday night at Keyser. More in the Cumberland Times-News - Cumberland,MD,USA

Grant Beachy Former Kalona IA Native

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The Ransom Project, formerly known as the O2 Band, has released it's first CD, entitled "How Would I Live". This 6-song album features all original music, written by guitarist Nevin Bontrager, and is a variety of worship music and Christian rock
"How Would I Live" was recorded and produced by former Kalona native, Grant Beachy, of Electric Angel Studios. Band members are Tim Bender, of North English, Nevin Bontrager of Kalona, Rodney Gehman of Kalona, and Jon Miiller of Tiffin. For upcoming concerts, band information, and to purchase the album, visit the band's website. More in the Kalona News - Kalona, IA USA 03/26/09

Brian Beachy of M.E.B. Systems of Sugarcreek OH

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Brian Beachy of M.E.B. Systems of Sugarcreek met with the group to explain what he found upon inspection of the roof. “The roof appears to have been done about 25 years ago,” Beachy said. “I believe we did an estimate in 2006 for a recoat but you are well beyond that stage now. Unfortunately, the roof is failing in many areas.” Beachy noted that core samples were taken to ensure the proper diagnosis was made. Council thanked Beachy for his incredible work and research. More By Beverly Keller Local Edition Editor Budget - Sugarcreek,OH,USA

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Morghan Beachy - First Win Manatee HEAT

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MANATEE HEAT 12, ST. PETERSBURG KESWICK 2 — MORGHAN BEACHY earned his first win in his first start of the season for the Manatee HEAT. He gave up four hits, six walks and struck out four in four innings. More Bradenton Herald - FL, United States

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Katelyn Beachey Selected to Play in All-Star Showcase

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Walkersville High School basketball players Jordan Dixon and KATELYN BEACHEY have been selected to play in the McDonald’s Roundball Classic High School All-Star Showcase, a series of all-star games.
BEACHEY, a three-year starter, swung between guard and forward for the Walkersville girls, who finished 15-8 this year. She averaged 9.3 points, three rebounds and five assists per game. One of her favorite moments was sinking a three-point basket in the waning seconds of an early-season game against Winters Mill, the defending region champs, and sending the contest into overtime. Walkersville won. An honor roll student, she interns and works part time at Heritage Animal Hospital. "I'll still be practicing basketball to get ready for next year, but I'll miss the players I've been with for four years, including my best friend, Josie Hildebrand," BEACHEYsaid. Click for more by Ron Cassie Frederick News Post Staff, Frederick,MD,USA

Larry and Brad Beachy, Abaco Bahmas

Above picture left to right. Bruce Johnson, Larry Beachy and son Brad Beachy. This is the results of their dive for Conch. Larry wrote, "Brad cleaned up on all of us. He had two big queen conch before I had the anchor set! Click here for more information about the Conch. How to tell if they are mature, what depth water to find them, how to prepare them for eating. Information supplied by the well experienced Larry Beachy

Friday, March 20, 2009

Open House at Peachey's Family Market!

Many festivities are in store for the open house. Thursday (March 19) and Friday, free cake and coffee will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will also be served from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. Drawings will be held every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 19, 20 and 21
"Things have been going well," Manager ABRAM PEACHEY said of business at the grocery store in its first five months of business. "I would say people have done well in patronizing the store."
Peachey's first opened its doors to customers in November 2008, and since then, the people of Riceville have provided support for the business Click for more by editor Casandra Leff Riceville Recorder - Riceville,IA,USA

Wendell Beachy - Indiana State Police

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After successfully completing 37 weeks of training, WENDELL BEACHY and Sean Schaefer are now troopers with the Indiana State Police. They received ISP cars on March 11 in Indianapolis and are now patrolling area roadways. BEACHY will be patrolling White and Carroll counties, while Schaefer patrols Tippecanoe and Clinton counties. BEACHY, 26, of Amboy, received his GED and continued his education at Indiana University in Kokomo where he earned an associate's degree in criminal justice. He went on to Ivy Tech and received a degree in design technology. Click for more in the Staff reports Journal and Courier - Lafayette,IN,USA

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lauren Peachey - Soulderton Girls' Swim Team

There were questions looming in the minds of the members of the Souderton girls' swim team as they ventured through Pennsylvania's coal country en route to the PIAA Class AAA at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Curzon was the anchor on Souderton's 200 medley relay-which included Ashley Kichline, LAUREN PEACHEY and Mariel Kush-that earned an eighth place medal and 22 points for the Indians.
"We decided to not go for the medley relay, we took our two best swimmers, Paige and Angela, and put Ashley Kichline and LAUREN PEACHEY in instead, and we swam a top eight," said Bauer. "That was as big accomplishment as winning that [200 freestyle] relay. These kids are all stepping up, they're performing." The Indians won five out of the 11 races and broke state records in four of them. "It was just out of control," said Bauer. Click for more By: Thomas D. McGlinchey , Sportswriter Souderton Independent - Fort Washington, PA,USA

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tiffany Beachy -- Welcome Home

Sunday March 15, 2009 --- Picture, plowing a field
In case you didn't already know, I was just in South America for about 4.5 months - got back a little over two weeks ago. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and I definitely learned and saw a TON. I studied Cerulean Warblers (and other migrants) on their wintering grounds in the Andes of Venezuela for about 2.5 months with my friend Felicity from OSU, and we had a blast.
Right now I'm working on a publication from my Master's research (using data from all the states who are participating in our timber management experiment). This summer, I'll be working in Missouri for the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP), teaching people how to band birds and running six banding stations (MAPS), and also floating down rivers on a kayak looking for Cerulean Warblers and their nests...I just can't get away from those guys!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

OLD ORDER and the more liberal BEACHY AMISH

CANTON, Ohio It sounds like the beginning of a comedy routine. An Amish miracle heater? Really? "It's a joke because the Amish couldn't use the heater itself," said Donald Kraybill, an Amish expert at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. "It's kind of like Quakers selling Quaker guns. It's sort of an oxymoron." The questions -- Is the fireplace really made by the Amish? Are those real Amish people in the ads? -- are debated on blogs and consumer Web sites across the country. "I'm somewhat suspicious," Kraybill said. "I think it's an English [non-Amish] company exploiting the Amish name and image." The Canton Better Business Bureau has received 39 advertising complaints (and 238 complaints overall) about Heat Surge since the company was founded in June 2007. All have been resolved.
The company employs more than 300 people in Holmes County, said Commissioner Joe Miller, who grew up Amish. That includes English workers as well as Old Order and the more-liberal BEACHY AMISH sects, some of whom use electricity in their shops. "Are they being exploited by this? Absolutely not," said Miller, who knows the man standing front and center in the ads and says he's Amish. CLICK for more of the story in The Washington Post By Laura Johnston Religion News Service Saturday, March 14, 2009; B07 Picture credits, google images Amish Heaters.

Larissa Beachy an Oscar Meyer Mascot

For 72 years there has been a Wienermobile. LARISSA BEACHY, an Oscar Meyer mascot, lowers the hatch on the doghouse, a Chevy with a 6-liter, V-8 engine. The Wienermobile will be in the Morristown St. Patrick's Day Parade tomorrow. Click for more (great pictures) about the Clash of the Titans: The Wienermoble VS. The Munchmobile in Morristown Saturday at the Patrick's Day Parade by Jamie Duffy Friday March 13, 2009, 6:00 AM, Morristown Green NJ.com-NJ, USA

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Joe Beachy not worried about his house floating away.

What appears to be a precarious site on Highway 1 on the south side of the English River is a home owned by Joe Beachy. Though flood waters have circled his 14-year-old home and a good portion of his backyard was submerged, Beachy said he wasn't worried Tuesday about his house floating away. Beachy said the house was constructed after the 1993 record-breaking flood and additional fill dirt was added to bring the yard above that crest level. Though heavy rains can cause water problems in his basement, he added, it is taken care of by a sump pump. He noted that while the front yard may look low, it is at the same elevation as A Avenue in Kalona.
Kalona flooding. Click for more By: Dan Ehl in the Kalona News - Kalona,IA,USA

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Melba Beachy Makes the Famous Shoofly Pie

Shoofly pie has such an interesting name, it must have an equally interesting history.
It certainly does!According to The Encyclopedia of American Food & Drink, by John Mariani (p. 293) the term "Shoo Fly Pie" was not recorded in print until 1926. If you are looking for a Shoo-Fly pie recipe from the early 18th century, click here for one from "The Thirteen Colonies Cookbook," by Mary Donovan. On page 135 appears this recipe attributed to Magdelena Hoch Keim of Lobachsville, Pennsylvania. (1730--?). There are two basic variations on the traditional Amish Shoofly Pie recipe."Traditional" Shoo-fly pies are made with either a "wet bottom" (soft filling and crumb topping) or "dry bottom" (crumb topping is mixed into the filling), which is commonly served for breakfast." Click here for more interesting information from "Food Time Line."

Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Beachy Amish Mennonites: Who They Are, What They Believe

Can I visit a Beachy church unannounced, or should I contact someone first? What will people think of me when I visit? Do Beachys have electricity and other modern conveniences?
Click here for the website managed and maintained solely by Cory Anderson, who is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite congregation. He started the website in May 2005 to serve as a collecting place for various hard-to-find Beachy writings. As the site grew, there was more interest shown from visitors in learning more basic information about the Beachys and even finding a Beachy church to attend. Thus, the second purpose of the site was added, to help seekers find a Beachy or like-minded church and to provide a general overview of the Beachys. Today it is the most extensive collection of Beachy writings on the web, gathering together many hard-to-find works, many of which have been buried in university libraries across the country.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Place That Made The ShooFly Pie Famous

Since 1946, Dutch Haven has been famous for America's best ShooFly Pie and today it's still produced from the original recipe. Dutch Haven 2857A Lincoln Highway E. Ronks, PA Dutch Haven is Route 30's original Amish crafts store, with distinctive local furniture, jams and jellies, hundreds of recipe books, and a broad array of gifts and souvenirs. Over 10,000 items in all! Dutch Haven is open 7 days a week. Click here for more information, about this Lancaster County landmark, or go shopping and send a pie online. Or call (717) 687-0111,

Heidi & Mynor - Guatemala

Heidi and Mynor Olivares are the coordinators of Project Seedbag in Guatemala, and have been approaching the job with great enthusiasm. They have been instrumental in beginning our indigenization project, and have been raising funds right in their home country. Heidi, (my granddaughter) a Canadian girl from Creston BC, has recently given birth to their first daughter, Sydney. In fact, Mynor recently met with the first lady of Guatemala who was so excited about Seedlings that she has agreed to come help hand out books in schools to excite national media coverage of what Project Seedbag is doing. Click to read the rest of the story by Reg Parks.

John Beachy Achievers Award Poughkeepsie NY.

Picture credit; United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division. Young professionals' achievements will be the focal point Monday night at the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber's Forty Under 40 Shaker Awards. One of the achievers. A 26-year-old entrepreneur/ regional sales manager of Sterling National Mortgage Company Inc. named JOHN BEACHY, who works and owns two residential properties in the City of Poughkeepsie. Click to read the article by By Sarah Bradshaw • Poughkeepsie Journal • March 5, 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Our Swiss Anabaptist Roots by Bonnie Schrack (SAGA)

There has been a small number of people for years who have tried to promote the idea that Amish and Mennonites have secret Jewish origins, but they have never been able to produce a shred of evidence that I've heard of.
Hal Cross and I established the Swiss Anabaptist DNA project to investigate the ancient origins of the people who became Anabaptists. So far we haven't seen any matches with Jewish families for our project members, to our knowledge. Certainly none of our three the J haplogroup lineages are at all similar to Jewish ones.
As far as the possibility of Inquisition refugees fleeing to Switzerland, that is something that one could confirm or deny by historical research, and I'd love to find some evidence of it. However, the considerable reading I've done on this has never mentioned Switzerland among the destinations of these refugees. Many of them settled in France, the Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, and the Balkans. Perhaps another member of the list could comment on how tolerant and welcoming Switzerland would have been as a destination in 1492.
Click here for the Flemish American site, then click Anabaptist for a wealth of historical information

Monday, March 02, 2009

Harry Peachey Assistant Curator

Dr. Doreen Harris scans Phoebe's belly as tech Lisa Bigelow and assistant curator Harry Peachey view the monitor. Aaron Kazmierczak keeps Phoebe calm. Picture credit Chris Russell The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH,
PEACHEY said that only a handful of Asian elephants are born in North American zoos each year, and sometimes none at all. About a third die before age 10. So each birth causes quite a stir. "We've already started getting e-mails from people who want to know when she's delivering," Peachey said late last week as Phoebe strolled around her indoor living area."People are fascinated with elephants." As soon as Phoebe's progesterone reaches a certain level, she'll be on a "mommy cam" so volunteers can watch her behavior 24 hours a day and alert keepers if they see signs of labor such as leg-stretching, lying down and getting up, lifting her tail and swatting her rear legs with her trunk. When veterinarians think delivery is a few days away, Peachey and several other keepers will start sleeping just outside the elephant quarters. "We're fairly certain the birth will be in the early morning," Peachey said. Usually, it happens between 2 and 4 a.m., he said. And it's usually quick: her hard labor with calf Bohdi, born in 2004, was just 20 minutes. This calf will be the third for Phoebe, who was born in 1987; she had her first at another zoo. Bohdi also is still at the Columbus zoo, as is his father, Coco. "She's young and healthy; we can expect this birth to go the same as the others," Peachey said. "It might very well be that we could leave her and come back, and there would be a baby, but that would be irresponsible of us." Click to read more by Kathy Lynn Gray. The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH, USA