Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dave Beachy 4 Quartet

The Beachy family has lived in Meade, Kansas for the past 11 years, owning and operating the Budget Host Moon Mist Motel. The family consists of Dave, Maggie, and the four children; Reddie 20, Eddie 17, D.J. 6 and Susie 3. When we first started going to the Philippines the main purpose was to visit Maggie's relatives, of which there are many. Each year we visited we would make friends with more of the families in the area, especially the children. My favorite thing to do was sitting on a stump with my guitar singing old time Sunday School songs and the kids would come from everywhere to join. We then invited several to go with us to a local Baptist church and discovered that the children were eager to attend Sunday School and learn about Jesus. Click here to read Dave's web site.

Jessi Beachey Scored 35 Points

MOUNT PLEASANT -- JESSI BEACHEY scored 35 points for the Iowa Wesleyan College women's basketball team Saturday, but the Tigers' Midwest Collegiate Conference semifinal game against St. Ambrose came down to four shots at the free-throw line in the game's waning moments.
"It came down to those free throws. Finally got those all down," said BEACHEY, who was one point away from tying the school's single-game record. "We worked on them the last couple days in practice pretty hard so I'm glad they finally paid off."
Click here for article By Susan Denk Burlinton Hawk Eye

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Family Friend, Carol Beachy's Letter About Nate's Passing

Many people, in some way or form, have had their lives affected by cancer, themselves directly, or though a loved one or friend. We just don’t expect the individual to be so young as 7-year-old Nate Elfrink. Nate was in a battle with a brain tumor that could no longer be fought and his fight ended early Friday morning. Family friend CAROL BEACHY sent out an e-mail to let people know of Nate’s passing and it read:
Continue to pray for our dear friends, the Elfrinks and the extended family. Nate passed on from this life to his eternal home with Jesus Christ. God has used Nate to touch so many people in this world. I pray that I can be as positive as he was.
Everyone who cared and prayed for Nate, can take solace in the fact that his days of suffering are at least over now. CAROL BEACHY summed up this tragedy best when contacted this morning about young Nate. “These things happen in life and we need to keep the faith to have the strength to keep on going,” said Carol. Click for article By Kevin Dye Staff Writer, London Madison Press, Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Roger Beachy USDA Announcement

Roger Beachy, director of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced a new grant program to develop healthier food products for humanitarian assistance programs.
“Millions of people around the world depend on food aid delivered by the United States for their survival every day,” Beachy said. “It is our responsibility to make sure that in emergency situations, these people are receiving food that supplies them with the nutrients they need.” Click for article, Media Contact: Jennifer Martin, WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2010 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (press release)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Titus Peachey Backyard Peacebuilding

Harrisonburg: EMU hosts peacebuilding conference When 60 students were asked to name problems they want solved, answers included environmental, immigration and criminal justice reform and eliminating genocide, human trafficking and racism. “Backyard Peacebuilding: Cultivating Peace In Our Neighborhoods” was the 2010 theme for the conference - an annual gathering organized by students from Mennonite schools for more than 60 years.
The conference ended with some hands-on work: students assisted TITUS PEACHEY and Luke Schrock-Hurst, of Mennonite Central Committee, in folding towels for kits containing supplies for shipment to Haiti. Click to read the - Story by Harrisonburg-based freelance writer Chris Edwards. February 25 2010 by afp
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Roger Beachy Different Upbringing Than Most of His Scientific Colleagues

There are some camps who saw the appointment of BEACHY as a “win for Big Ag”, because of his research and background in biotechnology. After all, he pioneered plant transgenics and, in 1987, developed the first transgenic food crop, a tomato resistant to virus infection. One columnist even called BEACHY “the public face of Monsanto’s research efforts.”

They couldn’t be further from the truth.

BEACHY was raised in rural Ohio and Indiana in the Amish and Mennonite faiths (his father, who was raised Amish and left school in eighth grade, actually went back to school and then college after having his four children). And BEACHY received his bachelor’s degree at the liberal arts, Mennonite-based Goshen College in Indiana, and has served on the Mennonite Central Committee.
“It was a different kind of upbringing than what most of my scientific colleagues have had,” BEACHY said. Click here for the article by Susan Crowell Wednesday, February 24, 2010 in Farm and Dairy and listen to interviews with Roger Beachy

Monday, February 22, 2010

Realtor Steve Beachy South Tampa

Realtor STEVE BEACHY stopped at Bay to Bay one recent afternoon for a hard-to-find electrical switch for a 1950s-era multifamily dwelling. In short order he held one in his hand and was ready to check out. "It's a great place, and I figured if anybody would have it, they would," the South Tampa resident said. Click for complete article by George Wilkens Tampa Tribune Published: February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ben Beachy, Witness for Peace

Ben Beachy, an independent educator working for Witness for Peace, was working in Nicaragua when these programs were enacted.
Haiti's debt to western organizations impedes rebuilding efforts.
"Just after pledging $201 million of debt relief for Nicaragua, the IMF has also promised to reactivate its stalled economic program with the country, meaning a new IMF loan package of about $100 million," BEACHY said in an interview with
This is common, neoliberal double-speak. They first allow for the cancellation of a debt that was clearly never going to be diminished any time soon, and replaced it with another loan that the country cannot afford. Click for more information.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Autumn Beachy Baron Senior Guard

Northrop refused to go away, though. Midway through the third quarter, Sherrill took a dish from Paige Wright (three points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals) to pull Northrop to within 30-29. But BEACHY (nine points, three assists) made one of her two steals on the night and hit a lay-in to maintain the DeKalb advantage
“This is the first time that we've won a sectional game since I've been here,” Baron senior guard AUTUMN BEACHY said. “We're so excited to be in the championship game.” “We know how to be confident and poised with the ball,” BEACHY said of how her team won. “We're experienced; we're veterans so we know what to do.” Click for more By Tom Davis of The News-Sentinel

Bonnie Beachy No.13 Former Women's Star, Kent State

Kent State replaced the old vinyl banners displaying Huffman’s No. 24, Mitchell’s No. 12, Shaw’s No. 10 and the [No. 13 of former women’s star BONNIE BEACHY] with classier, two-sided cloth banners on Thursday. BEACHY'S banner is gold with a blue name and number. Kent State is doing more.......... Click for the complete article By David Carucci Record-Courier staff writer. February 13, 2010 [Bonnie please contact this site]

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stephanie Beachy Update, Winter Olympics Vancouver BC Canada

Stephanie sent a picture of the Olympic Torch going by the North Coast Fishing Lodge where she is the hostess for the month of February. Stephanie standing on second floor patio. The lodge is tied up under the Granville Street Bridge in Vancouver BC Canada. See the post of Feb. 03/10

Christopher Beachy Biology Professor

MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY BIOLOGY PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BEACHY didn't want the second annual DarwinDay to be a boring science lecture attended only by "science dorks" because even science dorks won't go to those
BEACHY said that biology department professors intend to make DarwinDay a signature event for the campus and see it as a good way to get high school students to the campus. The university invited high school science teachers from across the region to DarwinDay. On Friday morning there were high school students from Minot High School-Central Campus and Stanley High School in the audience and there was a seminar planned in the afternoon for high school science teachers on how to teach the theory of evolution in the classroom. This year's events were bigger than last year's, when there was only a birthday cake for DarwinDay. BEACHY hopes to keep making it a big day. Click for the article in the Minot Daily News By ANDREA JOHNSON, Staff Writer POSTED: February 13, 2010 Click here to read positive comments by Beachy's sutdents

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ruth Beachy “Keeping Fit in Winter”

The February St. Alexius Medical Center Eldercare Program is titled “Keeping Fit in Winter.” Physical therapist RUTH BEACHEY and exercise physiologist Kim Hanson will discuss exercises that can be done at home and ways to improve balance. Click for more in the Bismark Tribune Posted: Monday, February 8, 2010 11:40 am

Bill Beachy VA, Community Housing Partners

Community Housing Partners, an organization that weatherizes homes for those who can least afford to keep the cold air out, and often have the greatest need.
Picture--A machine in the truck breaks up the bales of insulation, enabling the crew to blow it into any part of the house.
"Rule to thumb that I've heard is that for every degree that you turn down your thermostat, you save roughly three percent on your energy bill," said BILL BEACHY, with CHP. Click here for the article by Also To learn if you qualify for assistance from Community Housing Partners

Brad Beachy Co-Chairman of Wichita Democracy for America

The solutions are in rethinking how our economic system works, in restructuring that system so that productive work is rewarded and arbitrage and speculation are penalized, and in rebuilding the middle class to make this country great again. Click for the complete article By Brad Beachy in the Tuesday, February, 09, 2010 The Wichita Eagle

Monday, February 08, 2010

Lucky Anna Beachy in Florida Sunshine

Anna Beachy, lives in the “grandma” house there, but she wasn’t home. Lucky for her, she was down south, basking in the wonderfully warm Florida sunshine. Click here to read why Anna was lucky and what she missed while away.

Floyd & Howard Beachy Tour Air Museum McMinnville Oregon

Saturday February 6, 2010 Floyd Beachy Creswell Oregon and Howard Beachy Albany Oregon. Were given a guided tour by Paul Nisly (left) a long time volunteer and relative by marriage. Floyd in center, Howard on the right. Floyd and Howard met through work related contact in Albany Oregon. Floyd wrote that "Howard was very delighted and grateful for the tour and during lunch, we learned that Paul and Howard came from the same neighborhood (KS) and knew of many of the same folks." The Beachys in Oregon are seriously looking at a get together this coming July in McMinnville Oregon. Contact editor of this site for updates. Go to my profile for e-mail address.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Mark Peachey and Sons Ice Fishing in Centre County PA

Earlier this week former dairy farmer Mark Peachey pointed out a bald eagle flying solo overhead as his three sons — Kevin, 10, Jason, 14, and Josh, 16 — set up their three fishing holes on the ice, one spot for each boy. Peachey said he often takes his entire family north to Sayers Lake in Centre County to go ice-fishing, but on this below-freezing day, his sons wanted to spend the early evening hours ice-fishing closer to home. Click for more Anne Harnish Food and Family Features Editor Friday 02/05/2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Wade Beachy as Frederick Fellowes in "Noises Off"

Shawnee State University Theatre announces casting and production dates for the upcoming 2010 Spring production of "Noises Off" under the direction of John Huston, Associate Professor of Theatre. This staged production of "Noises Off" is to be presented in three performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. April 1, 2 and 3 on the VRCFA's Main Stage. General Admission is $8.00, Seniors $6.00, Faculty/Students with valid ID $6.00. Tickets may be purchased at the McKinley Box Office.
The following SSU students make up "Noises Off" cast:
Emily Crabtree as Dotty Otley; Jacob Packer as Lloyd Dallas; Mason Parker as Garry Lejeune; Amy Strickland as Brooke Ashton; Ammie Phipps as Poppy Norton-Taylor; WADE BEACHY as Frederick Fellowes; Andrea Gerlach as Belinda Blair; Ben Ott as Tim Allgood; Jerry Brown as Selsdon Mowbray. Click for more University Chronicle SSU Theatre press reports Issue date: 2/3/10 Section: News

Brandon Beachy Homer Alaska

RUFARO practices at the Homer Council on the Arts before the MARIMBA MADNESS concert on Jan. 29 at Alice's Champagne Palace. In the back row, left to right, is Jonas Noomah, 12, Janette Latimer, logistics coordinator, Axel Gillam, 12, and Anthony Jones, 12. In the front row, left to right, is Patrick Latimer, 12, BRANDON BEACHY, 12, and John Shank, 13.
Watch out Homer, there's a band of 12- and 13-year-old seventh graders running around town sporting tie-dyed T-shirts, mallets in hand, banging out a hypnotizing, intoxicating beat on large, loud, wooden marimbas.
"Rufaro" means "happiness and joy" in the Shona language of Zimbabwe and was created by a group of local youths wanting to perform a kid's marimba piece in the January 2009 McNeil Canyon Elementary School annual talent show. Click here for more By Christian Whiting Special to the Homer News, Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Luke Saffarek In Botswana A Beachy Grandson

This letter just came in from my grandson in Botswana. If you have any interest in fishing you will enjoy this youtube. Click here to view.
Hi Guys,
Just wanted to give you the smallest taste of my awesome experience Fly-Fishing and Fly-fish guiding in the Okavango Delta this last October. And we're doing it all again this October! Copy and paste the Link to check it out: See Luke's pictures at.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Stephanie Beachy Vancouver BC, Winter Olympics 2010

North Island Lodge’s home is normally at Langara Island in the Queen Charlottes. It will be in False Creek as a floating hotel during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.Photograph by: George Fischer photo, West Coast Fishing Club
West Coast Fishing Club announced Thursday the North Island Lodge based on Langara Island will become the 2010 Lodge, located directly under the north end of the Granville Bridge for the entire month of February. Top picture, Stephanie fishing at Langara Island
STEPHANIE BEACHY wrote. "On Tuesday Jan 26th, the barge was moved from the Fraser river to false creek, which is right down town in the heart of the Olympic action! The Lodge is being rented as a "Floatel" by McDonalds. 18 of their ambassadors are staying for the month of February. They moved in yesterday! My title is "Hospitality Manager" It was a lot of work setting up the lodge, I had to organize a continental breakfast as well as all the refreshments, hskp and hotel supplies. I hired a Housekeeper who I work with in the summers. We spent a whole week just cleaning and setting up!" Click to read more.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

45 Days and Still Fresh

Image shows three sets of tomatoes. The ordinary control tomatoes (extreme left) soften and shrivel up, while texture of gene-silenced tomatoes remains intact for up to 45 days. Photo credit: Asis Datta, Subhra Chakraborty, national Institue of plant Genome Researc, New Delhi Plant biologists in India have discovered two previously unknown genes that are involved in fruit ripening and shut them down to create what might be the world’s longest-lasting tomatoes. The tomatoes developed at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, can retain their firmness and texture for up to 45 days without refrigeration, compared with ordinary tomatoes that shrink and lose texture in about 15 days.
Scientists who were not associated with the research say it appears promising. “The work is somewhat unique ... the team led by Datta attacked a different ripening pathway,” said ROGER BEACHY, a leading plant biotechnologist and the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in the US. “I hope this work is followed up with studies to determine if the technology will help reduce post-harvest losses to other valuable crops and enhance food supply that will help feed a growing population,” BEACHY told The Telegraph. Click here for more Front Page Story by G.S. Mudur, The Telegraph Calcutta, Inda