Thursday, May 24, 2012

Joe Peachey Galesburg

Joe Peachey learned the skills to develop a game app for iPhones and iPads while earning his master’s of science degree in computer science at Western Illinois University. But, real-life lessons he learned as a child started him on the path on which he is now traveling.
The Western Shootout game app can be downloaded for 99 cents on the iTunes App store. It is more than just a game. The slogan of his company is “Play with a Purpose.” Half of the proceeds of the shootout/shooting gallery game will be donated to the National Brain Tumor Society.
“The idea is to develop games and apps and each game I develop, we’ll donate a portion to a different charity,” Peachey said.
The choice for the first charity was an easy one. Peachey, now 26, began having seizures when he was 8 years old. The malignant tumor was not discovered for two years. He underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic when he was 11. Because of where the tumor was located, there was a chance he would not be able to speak again. For five long minutes afterward, he was unable to talk, five of the longest minutes of the young man’s life. Then, the first words.
“I had surgery on my dad’s birthday,” he said. “My first words were ‘happy birthday.’ It was a real miracle for me and definitely for me family; a lot of prayers.”
Peachey’s life was already headed in a certain direction, but he was becoming more aware of that fact.
 “I knew somehow God was going to use all that for something,” he said.  Click for article in the Galesburg Register-Mail By John Pulliam Posted May 24, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Laura Beachy Flight 93 Crash, Somerset County

We wish much success to Somerset County’s LAURA BEACHY as she continues her work on a documentary that studies the Flight 93 crash and its effects on Shanksville. Beachy was a sixth-grader in Somerset’s Eagle View Elementary School on that fateful day she remembers well. Today she is a Syracuse University senior majoring in television, film and radio. Beachy said the story she tells in her documentary is Somerset’s as much as it is her own. “We need to take what we’ve done as a first draft and take it to the next level. That’s why we need money to hire people,” she told our Justin Dennis. Donations are being accepted through the film’s website, We eagerly wait the final product. Editorial by Laurel The Tribune-Democrat May 12, 2012.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Lisa Beachy Taco Bell Spokeswoman

Chicago Tribune News
Taco Bell recently released a neon orange Dorito Loco taco, which boasted a crust flavored like the popular Dorito corn chip. At 170 calories for a regular taco and 200 for a "supreme," it's almost diet food compared to the Pizza Hut offerings.
Johnson, for one, hadn't heard of Dorito Loco or some of the other novelty items out there. Once alerted to their existence, she was kind of appalled.
"It sounds disgusting," she said. "Being a diabetic, I can't eat that kind of food. It would really harm my health."
Yet restaurants don't seem prepared to stop offering these items any time soon. Pizza Hut spokeswoman LISA BEACHY said these specialty offerings are largely a way to allow the chain's chefs to exercise their creativity.
"They're just kind of fun pieces that we bring out to amp up the flavor a bit," she said.
However, to some, these offerings seem to be in bad taste in a country where obesity has become a national health crisis. According to the American Heart Association, 149.3 million Americans age 20 or older are overweight or obese. Among children 2 to 19, about 1 in 3 are overweight and obese.
When asked about the health aspects of Pizza Hut's specialty items, BEACHY acknowledged that they need to be eaten responsibly.
"When it comes to any type of food, moderation is key," she said. More Chicago Tribune News Amanda Cuda Connecticut Post, Bridgeport 12:20 p.m. CDTMay 7, 2012

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Richard D. Beechy age 69

Sturgis, Mich. —
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Richard D. Beechy, age 69, of Sturgis, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 1, 2012, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
He was born Jan. 9, 1943, in Millersburg, Ohio, a son of Thomas L. and Dorothy (Young) Beechy.
Dick resided in Sturgis since 1984, coming from Loudonville, Ohio, where he was a graduate of Loudonville High School with the class of 1961. Dick continued his education at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
While living in Loudonville, Dick was an active member of the community, serving as a member of the Loudonville Planning Commission, Loudonville Planning Commission Board of Appeals, Kettering Hospital Board and St. Timothy Church Council.
On July 18, 1964, he married Betty Kraft in Loudonville.
From 1963-1984, he had been employed by the Flxible Company in Loudonville. In 1984, he began a 16-year career with Grumman Olson in Sturgis and retired in July of 2003 from the NABI Corporation in Anniston, Ala. For nine months prior to his retirement, he worked in Hungary.
Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea and earning the rank of Spec. 4. He was a member of American Legion Post #257 in Loudonville. He was also a past member of Eagles Lodge and the Athletic Boosters of Loudonville.
He enjoyed his computer and his many email buddies. Dick loved time spent with his wife, kids, grandchildren and brothers.
Click for article,  Funeral services details etc. in Stugis Journal Posted May 02, 2012 @ 12:05 AM