Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Brandon Beachy, Atlanta Braves

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Atlanta fans know the Brandon Beachy story. The rest of the baseball world may know it soon enough.
The Braves right-hander Beachy may go from being someone no Braves fan had heard of two years ago, to being the anchor of this year’s staff. He made his first major league start in a mid-September game in Philadelphia during the 2010 pennant run.
He was replacing Braves starter Jair Jurrgens back then. Now the 25-year-old Beachy needs to step up again with Tim Hudson sidelined until May with a back injury, and Tommy Hanson and Jurrjens battling minor injuries. Longevity will be a key for Beachy this season. Click for article by Associated Press, Published: February 28, 2012.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dr. Roger Beachy Biotech’s papa

A Conversation With Roger Beachy, President Emeritus of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Biotech’s papa. BY JEANNETTE COOPERMAN, March 2012. Click here to read a great article.
In 100 years, how will people look back on the past quarter-century?
As a key step to global food security and sustainable intensification of agriculture. Some people think agriculture, to be sustainable, has to be small. It can’t be small and feed 10 billion people. Genetically enhanced crops are helping to build soil quality while increasing yields. Virus-resistant cassava, a subsistence crop, is being field-trialed in Uganda, Nigeria, and Kenya. If we are successful, their food security will have been helped by the Danforth Center.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Laura Beachy

Laura Beachy, 21, had her life change on the first anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, when she was allowed to get into a Fox News Channel van.
The summer before she had met the same crew at the Quecreek Mine rescue — which included Emmy award-winner Jeff Goldblatt — and stayed in touch because she was fascinated by the process.
"My mom drove me down to the (temporary memorial at the crash site of United Flight 93 in Stonycreek Township)(PA) and I got to help with the camera and got to do interviews. I told myself then I was going to be a reporter," she said.
The Somerset native was 12 at the time. "It was an amazing experience and I just can't believe it happened," she said. Click to read the article in the Daily American on Line by Dan Dipaolo Daily American Sunday Editor February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Glen Beachy General Manager

Richmond VA.
(Glen bottom row on right)
The Richmond Drives crew recently gathered the entire management team at Pearson Mazda for a group photo. I took that opportunity to sit down with General Manager Mike Smith to discuss his team and what characteristics make for a successful manager. Meet the Pearson Mazda team. Front row,left to right: Billy Biddle, general sales manager; Mike Smith, general manager; Glen Beachy, service manager.Front to back: Brian White, sales manager; Joe Norris, finance manager; Jeff Heim, parts manager; John Sensibaugh, finance manager. Credit: Photo by Darl Bickel. Click for article by Jon Sealy/Drives Correspondent. Richmond Times Dispatch, Published February 24, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tyler Beachy Earns Pilots License

The Hesston College Aviation Department announces that Tyler Beachy of Hutchinson, Kan., is the latest student pilot to earn his private pilot license on Feb. 17.

Beachy is a freshman in Hesston’s aviation program. He is the son of Steven and Marcia Beachy of Hutchinson. With his/her latest accomplishment, Beachy will begin work on the instrument rating.

Hesston College offers flight training and air traffic control programs. Flight training holds FAA certification in single-engine land Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot and Instrument Rating courses, as well as fixed-wing private pilot through airline transport pilot certifications. The air traffic control program is one of 36 Collegiate Training Initiative programs in the country, and the only one in Kansas to gain FAA approval. Posted on Feb. 20, 2012 by Rachel Schlegel

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Angela C Beachy Hopewell, VA.

New director for Social Services
The Greensville/Emporia Board of Social Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela C. Beachy as Director of the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services. She will begin her duties March 1, 2012.
Ann Crewe, Chair of the Board, states "The Board feels very fortunate to employ a new Director who has experience in leading another social services agency in Virginia. The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services will be the beneficiary of Ms. Beachy's knowledge and her extensive background in the Commonwealth's social services system."
Ms. Beachy brings over 20 years of experience in public social services to the City of Emporia and Greensville County. She began her social services career as an Eligibility Worker with the City of Roanoke. Additionally, she has served the Virginia Department of Social Services as a Quality Assurance Reviewer, a SNAP (Food Stamp) Management Evaluation Reviewer, a SNAP Program Consultant, a SNAP Program Manager and a Fraud Unit Supervisor. Ms. Beachy is currently the Director of the Middlesex County Department of Social Services in Saluda, Virginia. She began her tenure with that Department in 2009. Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 12:17 pm , Staff report, click for article, South Hill Enterprise

Dan E. Beachy Hartville Ohio

Age 96, of Hartville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday Feb. 16, 2012 peacefully in the comfort of his home with family by his side. He was born in BayMinette, Ala. on Sept. 1, 1915 to the late Eli and Katie (Miller) Beachy. Dan had been a self-employed landscape contractor and a very active member of the Hartville Conservative Mennonite Church. Click here for the obituary and link to Guest Book.