Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Perry Yoder

Elizan Beachy Yoder Mayfield KY
Perry Yoder died October 24 2011 born November 16, 1930. survived by his wife ELIZAN BEACHY YODER, born August 2, 1920. They were married May 10, 1951 in Kansas, a total 60 years and five months. Three sons, Clarence Yoder of Mayfield, Leslie Yoder and Nelson Yoder, both of Montezuma, Ga.; two daughters, Kathryn Yoder and Linda Weaver, both of Montezuma; five brothers, Herbert Yoder, Leon Yoder and John Yoder, all of Indiana, Amos Yoder of Oklahoma, and Harley Yoder of Kansas; 38 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hickory Amish Mennonite Church with David Yoder and Melvin Beachy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Click for details in the Oct 26, 2011 article Paducah Sun.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Renowned World Biologist Dr. Roger Beachy Addressed Students at MICDS

Dr. Roger N. Beachy, founder of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur and the first director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) came to MICDS last week on a distinctive mission.
Students sat with rapt attention and absorbed every word delivered by Dr. Beachy on the topic of “feeding, fueling and clothing the world in the face of growing population and climate change” In the last minute of a 45 minute presentation, Dr. Beachy pulled that coveted card from the bottom of the deck. He wanted to sell young, bright, eager-minded students on personally making a difference in agricultural and scientific research. He was looking for the brightest and the best to join in this adventurous journey to help feed the citizens of the world.
“We have few scientists and innovators to sustain this challenge,” he said. “There is a role for almost everyone in this room to join the innovative cause to study and do research in the world of bio-science.” Click to read a great article By James Baer

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Coach Mike Beachy Helps Team Raise Awareness

The Carlisle Thundering Herd girls' volleyball team sits for a picture at the "Play for Pink" event Tuesday (Lauren McClane/The Sentinel) Organized by senior Taylor Sullivan, the team not only wore pink shirts to raise awareness for breast cancer research, but organized an entire night to raise money.
Coach MIKE BEACHY, who also gamely sported a pink shirt and pink ribbon, expressed his pride in Sullivan. "I think it's awesome, a high school junior stepping up and doing this," he said. Last year, when Sullivan approached him, he went to the school board for various permissions, all of which were granted. "That was all I did. Everything else was her. Her teammates rallied around her," he said. Click for complete article in The Carlisle Sentinel By Lauren McClane, Sentinel Reporter. Carlisle is a borough in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania,

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Leo Max Beachy Garret County Maryland 1874-1927

Leo Beachy's pictures are on line to view and purchase. Leo was way ahead of his time in picture taking. He was a school teacher, poet, also featured in the Life Magazine years ago. Thanks to Maxine (Beachy) Broadwater Leo's niece the Grantsville Community Museum, and the Garrett County Historical Society for preserving the information and pictures Leo Beachy took during his life time. Click on link below to view this collection from glass plate negatives, viewable on this website, is an expressive and eloquent window into lives of Garrett County’s past.
Leo Beachy Photographic Archive taken between 1905 and 1927.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Grantsville Museum Fundraiser Dinner

GRANTSVILLE, Md. -— The annual fundraiser dinner for the Grantsville Community Museum will be held Oct. 22 at the Grantsville Senior Center. Advance tickets can be purchased at Beachy’s Pharmacy, Blue Moon Antiques and the Grantsville Museum or from any board member. Seating is limited to 100 persons so museum supporters are urged to get their tickets soon. For more information about tickets and the program call the museum at 301-895-5454, Maxine Broadwater at 301-895-5124 or Sue Beachy at 301-895-5387. The museum is open 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday until Oct. 22 and will re-open in May. Special tours are available by calling the museum, Maxine Broadwater, museum curator Earleena Tressler at 301-895-5314 or Gerry Beachy at 301-895-5177. This museum is a good place to get the feel how the people in the area lived along with the first Beachys, especially the well know photographer Leo Beachy
Click for more information in the Daily American Online Oct. 9, 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Stephen Beachy San Fancisco Author "boneyard"

Stephen Beachy examines an Amish School Shooting. He describes his new novel as "collaborative." The exact number of collaborators is uncertain, but Beachy will be the first to tell you that one of them is Jake Yoder, a disturbed Amish boy whose fiction is precocious, whose facts don't always check out, and whose name isn't really Jake Yoder. Click here to read the complete article in the SF Weekly By Jonathan Kiefer Wednesday Oct 5, 2011

Laban Peachey College President 1968-1980

Former Hesston College President Laban Peachey (1968-80) and President Howard Keim pose with the Hesston College airplane named in honor of President Peachey during Homecoming Weekend 2011. Peachey was President when the aviation program was launched in 1970 and was a major advocate of the program from its inception. But the plan for aviation seemed unprecedented. How could a small Christian college support an Aviation program? “We had no planes and no facilities; just a lot of interest and enthusiastic students,” said Peachey. During its first year of existence, the program leased an airplane from the Moundridge (Kan.) Flying Club, used the McPherson (Kan.) airport as its base and offered two courses – one ground training course and one flight training course. Director of Aviation Dan Miller, a 1978 graduate of Hesston’s program and Director since 1999, said fall 2011 enrollment boasts 45 students in the aviation program, including 12 studying Air Traffic Control, which was introduced at Hesston in 2009 and in 2010 became one of 36 colleges across the country and the only Kansas college to gain FAA approval. Click here to read the cpmplete artical in the Heston College News and Sports by Rachel Schlegel October 3, 2011