Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Brandon Beachy Atlanta Braves

March 29--KOKOMO -- Kokomo's BRANDON BEACHY is showing he is anything but a flash in the pan with the Atlanta Braves. Beachy, a right-handed pitcher, enjoyed an unforgettable 2010 season. He excelled at the Double-A and Triple-A levels of the minor leagues and then stepped into the thick of the National League playoff race as an injury fill-in for the Braves. Beachy throws a fastball in the 91-95 mph range and he backs it with his changeup and curveball. In addition, he has added a slider to his repertoire. Most importantly, he controls all of his pitches well. Click for article By Bryan Gaskins, Kokomo Tribune, Ind.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Roger Beachy, NIFA Director

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2011 – USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), today announced a grant to Virginia Tech to address global food security concerns though improved soybean production.

“Agriculture faces a serious challenge as it strives to produce food for a global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050,” said ROGER BEACHY, NIFA director. “Today soybeans are the largest source of protein and the second largest source of vegetable oil in the world, so improving soybean production has important implications for food security. NIFA is working to increase food production while minimizing losses from disease, harvest, transport and storage.”

NIFA awarded the $9.2 million grant to Dr. Brett Tyler and scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Click for complete article in "Newsroom" Media Contact: Jennifer Martin, (202) 720-8188 Picture Credit

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dave Beachy President Amish Heritage Foundation

SUGARCREEK —Thanks to the efforts of the Amish Heritage Foundation, one of the oldest, possibly the oldest, house in Sugarcreek, has been restored to the way it would have looked in 1869, the year it was built.
The John S. Yoder House now is a tourist attraction, and will open for the season May 6. The season will run through Oct. 29.
Yoder, the original owner of the house, and his wife Franey raised their eight children, Barbara, Magdalena, Isaac, Sarah, Benjamin, Mary Ann, Drusilla and Rebecca in the house.
It took Applecreek Movers and a six horse hitch of Belgians to move the 92-ton house from its original location near the Sugarcreek fire station in 1995. Picture, The table is set and ready for guests in the John S. Yoder house in Sugarcreek. Dave Beachy is president of the Amish Heritage Foundation, which owns the house. Click here to read the interesting story of the Yoder house, article and picture by Barb Limbcher staff report Posted Mar 24, 2011 @ 11:59 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Marvin & Sheila Peachey "Flavor of Georgia Contest"

Marvin and Sheila Peachey will meet Gov. Nathan Deal in Atlanta next week while seasoned food aficionados judge their Jalapeno Vidalia Onion Relish in the Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. “We’ve been hearing great reviews from customers all over,” Marvin said, having shipped their 60 jam, salsa and pickled products to customers as far away as Connecticut, Michigan and California. “In the first few months of this year we sold more products than we did last year from June to December.” Click here for article By Elizabeth Billips. The True Citizen
2011-03-16 Peachey's Fine Food web site. Picture Peachey’s Jalapeno Vidalia Onion Relish.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stephanie Beachy, Guest Services Manager, West Coast Fishing Club

Stephanie Beachy, granddaughter of Glen Beachy, editor of this Beachy Echoes Blog Site, grew up in Port Clements British Columbia Canada and has worked 7 years for West Coast Fishing Club. The pictures are Stephanie (left) and her mother, Colleen. The ship is the Pacific Provider, it will be the mother ship for charter fishing in the Las Perlas Islands Panama. In the next few weeks Stephanie will be traveling on the Pacific Provider from Florida down the east coast and through the Panama Canal. Click here to read more

Monday, March 21, 2011

Dr.Roger Beachy Shifting Weather Patterns

MINNEAPOLIS — The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests to help ensure farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while trying to limit the impact of a changing environment. Shifting weather patterns already have had a big effect on US agriculture, and the country needs to prepare for even greater changes, said Roger Beachy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Picture Credit, In this March 10, 2011, photo Iowa State University researcher Lois Wright Morton is seen in a lab at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. Wright Morton is leading one of three new major USDA-funded research projects on the effects of climate change on agricultural and forest production. (AP Photo/ Click for article By Associated Press, Monday, March 21, 3:32 AM

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dr. Roger Beachy at Michigan State University

Roger Beachy, director of the U. S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, made the trip to Michigan State University on Monday to announce the grant in person. The 2.5 million is for a project to study Shiga Toxin producing E. coli - the acronym is STEC - in Michigan dairy and feedlot cattle. "Each year 100,000 people become ill due to E. coli contamination in the food they eat," Beachy said in his opening remarks. Click here to read more about this research in the article by Matthew Miller Lansing State Journal posted March 14, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Philip Beachy PhD Developmental Cell Biologist

“We suspect that this pathway of regeneration might be important in cancer development and metastasis in the bladder and other organs, like the prostate,” said developmental cell biologist Philip Beachy PhD. Beachy is the senior author of the research, published online March 9 in Nature. He is the Ernest and Amelia Gallo Professor at the medical school and a member of the Stanford Cancer Center and the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Kunyoo Shin, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in Beachy’s laboratory, carried out most of the experimental work and is first author of the paper. For more information click here for the article March 10, 2011 By Krista Conger

Matt Beachey AmeriCorps MI

Beachey was recruited into a portion of the AmeriCorps program called Bridges to Self-Sufficiency. “It’s about tutoring people, helping kids who are behind and getting them back on track. I thought it’d be a good thing to do after college to give back.” Beachey helps spread awareness of food support programs and lets people know about outreach programs that they would not have been exposed to otherwise. “I like it,” Beachey said. “It’s a rewarding experience, a great way to get into work right out of college that’s only a one-year commitment and gives you opportunities to make connections in the real world.” Click for article in The Gustavian Weekly By Sandy Xiong Staff Writer march 11, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Samuel Beechy Unity Maine

Amish farmer Samuel Beechy wields a pitchfork as other men use lumber to guide ice blocks through a sluice and onto a conveyor after cutting the ice Thursday on a pond in Unity. Dairy farmer Ray Zimmerman said the ice will be used at Palmer Hill Farm Click here to view article in the Portland Press Herald, Posted : March 11, 2011. Pictures by David Leaming/Morning Sentinel available for purchase

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tai Peachey Girls Basketball Favorite Player

GALESBURG IL. — A strong heartbeat continues for the Galesburg High School girls basketball program. This past week, junior high basketball players were asked one question: Who is your favorite basketball player on the GHS girls basketball team and why? Alyssa Carl (8th; Churchill): TAI PEACHEY. She plays hard, smart basketball and has a good attitude — winning or losing. Click here to read names of other favorite players.By JEFF HOLT Knox County Neighbors Galesburg Register-Mail
Posted Mar 09, 2011 @ 01:20 PM

Monday, March 07, 2011

Kirsten Eve Beachy

Field Notes Toward a Doctrine of Chicken
Briery Branch, Virginia
Theory and Methodology
"ONE OF THE WAYS THAT I PRAY IS BY watching chickens. This not standard Christian practice, even for Mennonites like me, who have traditionally lived close to the earth." Click here to read and enjoy this very interesting writing.
Kirsten Eve Beachy is Assistant Professor of Languages and Literature at Eastern Mennonite University.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Dr. Larry L. Beachy Riding Bikes Safely

Larry L. Beachy, a retired dentist, served on the parks boards in Elkhart County and Goshen, Ind., for a combined 30 years before moving to Stuart. I was asked to form a committee to investigate and research all types of bicycle trails. In light of Eve Samples' reporting on three bicycle deaths in three weeks in Martin County, I would like to share the results or our investigation: Click here to read the report in TCPALM Thursday, March 3, 2011 . We built wide sidewalk trails to every school in our city limits, every park and government building, and every hospital and library in our city. These wide sidewalk trails are used by hundreds of people daily. We also built 13 miles of trails on an abandoned railroad. Eight miles of trails were built along a river. These long-distance trails connect to other cities where long-distance riders and walkers share willing not only the trail, but also the wildlife and surroundings. I can happily report that we have never had a death on an off road trail. I am 75 now and will continue to ride my bike on the sidewalk. I will be considerate and kind to every walker I approach or pass. I will thank them for allowing me to pass because that is way a grateful American treats his neighbor.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Tai Peachey of Galesburg

Tai Peachey of Galesburg looks to pass during the game against Hillcrest Hawks in the Pontiac Supersectional on Manday night. [picture Nick Adams/The Register-Mail]
PONTIAC —They watched another team celebrate at the final buzzer, receive a supersectional plaque and cut down the nets. Then Evan Massey huddled his Galesburg High School girls basketball team together after their 77-70 Class 3A Pontiac Supersectional loss to County Club Hills Hillcrest on Monday and directed them to the throng of Silver Streaks fans in the east bleachers at Crowley Gymnasium.
The 17 girls who somehow made it this far walked over and clapped for the hundreds who drove nearly two hours to watch them. “It’s not about us,” senior point guard Tai Peachey said. “It’s about everyone in Galesburg and working hard being a team. It’s a big deal.”
During a time when Galesburg has had little to cheer about, a bunch of girls on a basketball court gave their town something to stand up and be proud of. Click to read about a great team By Aaron Frey The Register -Mail Posted Mar. 01,2011

Jade Beachy Lafayette IN

2/28 Theater Make-up Class
Junior Jade Beachy in Women's Studies with a minor in Theater demonstrates her blood and gore make up, complete with attitude. Click to see pictures of her skills.
The Purdue Exponent.

Phillip Beachy PHD Stanford University Medical Center CA.

Stanford discoveries offer first new hope in three decades for lethal pediatric brain tumor. "So little is known about this disease," said Philip Beachy, PhD, professor of developmental biology and senior author of the study. "This work has the potential of moving us a huge step forward."
A pediatric brain tumor that causes gruesome suffering is finally yielding its secrets. For the first time, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have cultured human cells from this cancer, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, and used those cells to create an animal model of the disease. Their discoveries will facilitate research on new treatments for DIPG, a tumor of school-aged children that is now almost universally fatal. The advances come thanks to the parents of young cancer victims, who donated their deceased children's brain tumors for research in the hopes of sparing other families the pain they had experienced. Because of its location in the brain stem, this cancer is rarely biopsied, so scientists have had few previous opportunities to examine the tumors. Click for the article EurekAlert press release Feb 28, 2011

Robert Beachy Associate Professor

Robert Beachy, from Goucher College in Baltimore MD, writes in The Journal of Modern History that modern conceptions of homosexuality can be traced to an anti-sodomy law, according a news release. Beachy's article, The German Invention of Homosexuality, summarized his forthcoming book, Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity, which is due out next year. Click for the article By Michael Winter, USA Today Feb 28, 2011 More about Robert.

Roger Beachy Director

The director of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy was in St. Louis recently visiting the Old North co-op and discussing the issue of nutrition.
Here in St. Louis, the Old North Grocery Co-op opened last summer, in an effort to increase healthy food options in an underserved part of the city. It’s the first co-op in Missouri to serve a predominantly low-income neighborhood. Beachy says many communities don’t have public transportation, and without it, people are stuck with whatever food is available in walking distance – usually, a less healthy selection than most parents would like for their children. Click for article read and/or listen By Veronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio (2010-07-19) The co-op specializes in selling produce grown within about 100 miles of the store. (Photo credit: Art Chimes) Link to store.