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–HOW D O THE AMISH HANDLE DIFFERENCES?–

–FROM THE DESK OF JAVON– The Virtuous Woman of the Home

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BEVERLY LEWIS! Young Amishwoman Sallie Riehl has always longed to travel, so she is thrilled at a summer opportunity to nanny in Cape May for a wellto-do family. However, saying a temporary good-bye to Paradise Township means forgoing baptism another year, as well as leaving behind a would-be beau. Yet the weeks in Cape May prove unforgettable as Sallie meets and befriends a Mennonite young man. Has she been too hasty with her promises, or will she only find what her heart is longing for back home?

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Heartland Destination

From the Desk of Javon Miller

The Virtuous Woman of the Home

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–INDEX OF ADVERTISERS– At trac ti on s

Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center................................. 11 Guggisberg Cheese Factory............................................ 26 Old Eli's Model Train Exhibit........................................... 21 Olivesburg General Store............................................... 06 Tree Frog Canopy Tours.. ................................................ 04 Triple M Ranch............................................................. 05

Crafts & Collectibles

Parsley Pot.. ................................................................. 07 Sol’s in Berlin............................................................... 19 World Crafts.. .............................................................. 13

Dining & Food

Kauffman’s Country Bakery.. ............................................ 08 Miller’s Bakery.. ............................................................ 27 Sugar Valley Meats....................................................... 21 Troyer’s Home Pantry..................................................... 14

F u r n i t u r e & Wo o d w o r k i n g

Country Hill Furnishings.................................................. 25 Country View Wicker.. ................................................... 02 Eastwood Furniture........................................................ 26 Homestead Furniture........................................... Back Cover Jake’s Handcrafted Oak.. ................................................ 08

Lodging

Bull Frog Mountain........................................................ 05 Camp Toodik............................................................... 04 Donna’s Premier Lodging.. ............................................... 29 Holmes With A View..................................................... 28 Landoll's Mohican Castle................................................ 04 Red Brush Cottage........................................................ 04 Scenic Hills RV Park.. ..................................................... 29 White Tail Ridge Lodge.................................................. 28

Shops & Such

Amish Country Peddler................................................... 09 Baker Publishing Group.............................. Front Inside Cover Berlin Leather & Pets...................................................... 15 Buzzard's Family Shoes.................................................. 05 Carlisle Fabric & Quilts.................................................. 05 Creative Outlet............................................................. 05 Erb's Stove Center.. ................................... Back Inside Cover Gospel Book Store........................................................ 03 Greenhouse Shoppe, The.. .............................................. 18 Harvest Thrift Store........................................................ 21 Miller's Gun Supply....................................................... 21 Mohican Country Crafts................................................. 05 Mt. Hope Harness.. ....................................................... 07 Pleasant Valley Poultry.. .................................................. 02 Purpose Shop, The........................................................ 21 Rhoads Jewelry.. ........................................................... 05 Stake's Shortstop.. ......................................................... 04 Time & Optics Ltd......................................................... 02 Yoder Bargain Store...................................................... 06 ON-GMO FRESH N NS K CHIC E D E RAISE S PA TUR

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– B O O K R E V I E W–

ALWAYS CLOSE TO HOME By JERRY S. EICHER

Reviewed by AMANDA NIXON Amish Heartland Contributor

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his is the second book of Eicher’s I have read and I must say, this was a great book by him! In ‘Always Close to Home’, Eicher continues building his characters in St. Lawrence County. This story is about two twin Amish sisters, Laura and Lydia Mast. Both sisters are in their courting age. Laura is dating John Yoder and the two seem to be headed towards marriage. Lydia has not been lucky in love. She has eyes for a particular Amish fellow, Milton Beiler, who seems more interested in “jumping the fence” then settling down in the community. A shocking and unexpected accident followed by a fatal tragedy send the two sisters on a journey of faith that will alter their lives forever. Both girls have dreams that will be shaped by the many obstacles that they face. Will their strong faith in God deliver them? Will Laura and John end up together? Will Lydia find true love within in her own communiy or will she leave the faith to be with Milton? This book really demonstarted what true faith looks

like and what can happen if you never lose hope. I enjoyed this book and look forward to future Eicher books to come!

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APRIL 21 ST : Loudonville's Ladies' Night Out APRIL 28 TH -30 TH : Mohican Wildlife Weekend MAY 27 TH : Mohican Arts & Crafts Festival - Downtown Loudonville Beats at the Beach - Pleasant Hill Lake Park JUNE 10 TH : International Wine Festival At The Mill Wolf Creek Grist Mill JULY 1 ST -17 TH : Annual Car Show, Fireworks and Antique Festival TH JULY 7 : Singin' in the Rain at the Historic Ohio Theatre AUGUST 5 TH : Sidewalk Sales SEPTEMBER 14 TH –16 TH : The Mohican Bluegrass Festival O CTOBER 3 RD – 7 TH : Loudonville Free Street Fair With so many fun events planned year round, you will never run out of things to do, no matter how many times you visit. Go to DiscoverMohican.com to start planning your trip to Loudonville and Mohican today.

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Easter Brunch at the Castle Sunday, April 16 10:00am -3:00pm Space is limited. Reservations required We will have the Easter Bunny Adults $29.99 Kids (10 and Under) $9.99

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PHOTO CUTLINES: LEFT: Flowers surround the Central Park Fountain. RIGHT: A view of colorful chairs at sunrise in Downtown Loudonville. BOTTOM: Located less than 5 miles out of town, the Clear Fork Gorge is a National Natural Landmark that was formed thousands of years ago by glacial meltwater.

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–JAKE'S HANDCRAFTED OAK– Thoughtful Design Brings Furniture To Life

Story & photos by EMILY RUMES Amish Heartland Writer AS YOU G A Z E OU T T H E W I N D OW to see the beautiful trees around you on the backroads near Millersburg, you start to think about how this beauty can be translated first into a piece of wood and then into a beautiful piece of furniture for your home. This process of transformation could not be more seamless

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Glassware - School Supplies - Books - Games Stainless Steel - Gifts - Housewares & So Much More!

Mon-Sat 8-5

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It just comes from her [Millie, Jake's wife], and she comes up with better ideas than me”

ideas than me” added Jake. “There was one piece we did, a huge bed for a customer in South Carolina. The piece was 8.5 feet tall with lots of extra details and it turned out really nice.” Prior to his start in the field of furniture, Jake worked in a feed mill. A good friend of his that had been making tables and chairs told Jake that he might do well in the business. In addition to the pieces for sale in their storefront facility, clients at Jake's Handcrafted Oak can also have exactly what they want when it comes to the size, design, stain color and fabric selection for their furniture. Spring and Fall are some of the busiest times of year for Jake and Millie. Their next big sale at the store will be in October, but it's always good to stop in and see what's currently available and what new designs they have in the works. Jake's Handcrafted Oak also offers Mission, Shaker and Traditional furniture. Jake notes that the more rustic style of furniture has stayed fairly popular over the past year and live edge pieces have become more appealing, particularly for table designs. With the ability to ship pieces all over the country and into Canada, they have developed relationships with

– JAKE CHUPP

Owner, Jake's Handcrafted Oak

A variety of items are crafted at Jake's with the utmost care and attention to detail

PARSLEY P E OT TH

Downtown Mt. Hope Locally Made Leather Belts Shoe Repair

New Style Soft or Safety Toe

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HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 9-5 Sun. 12-5 CLOSED Monday

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Knowing that taste will be different from person to person, Jake and Millie take the time to listen and get to know each customer before they get started on a design.

TOP: Beautifully designed bowls made from oak, cherry, walnut and maple are lovely accent pieces for the home. BOTTOM: Items such as this Salt Creek Brown Maple Live Edge Table display outstanding craftsmanship and care.

Top Quality Furniture

buyers from near and far. Many of their clients come from around Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio and while they mainly design furniture for residential homes, they have also done work for a restaurant and some offices. Knowing that taste will be different from person to person, Jake and Millie take the time to listen and get to know each customer before they get started on a design. From the beginning, they ask the right questions to determine the perfect type of hardwood for the piece, be it oak, cherry, maple, walnut, quarter sawn white oak, elm or ash. In their free time Jake and Millie enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their family. This year they have been grateful for the milder winter (and haven't we all). The easiest way to get started on your next piece of handcrafted oak is to give Jake a call or stop by. Their store is located at 8239 TR 562 in Holmesville, Ohio and they can be reached at 330-695-5090. Regular hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and they are closed on Sundays.

• Bedroom Furniture • Dining Room Furniture • Desks

• Curios •Bookcases •TV Stands

Gift Certificates Available

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One of the Largest Bakeries in Amish Country

“Featuring Grilled Panini Sandwiches” •Bakery •Café •Bulk •Ice Cream Parlor

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Across from Heini’s Cheese in the of Amish Country Open Monday-Saturday, Sundays (May thru November)

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330.893.2129 • 4357 US 62, Millersburg www.kauffmanscountrybakery.com


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HOW D O THE AMISH – – HANDLE DIFFERENCES? Story by Executive Director

M A RC U S YODE R Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center

Jonas Stuzman looking toward the heavens as he holds the large wooden chair he built for the Lord to sit upon.

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ften we look into a community like the Amish and everyone seems to be dressed alike, look alike and live alike. It is easy to assume that there is little diversity and that everyone believes the same thing and all the community agrees about issues and doctrine. While there is much that the community agrees with and believes together, there is also a wide diversity in both belief and practice. The best way that we observe this is to look back into history and the early years of the community. The Holmes County Amish community began in 1809 when several Amish families moved into the valleys 10

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and hills along the Sugar and Walnut Creeks. Here they found security, land and place to raise their families and practice their beliefs. One of the early settlers was a young man named Jonas Stutzman. After settling along Walnut Creek, Jonas married Maria Gerber and they began to raise their family and establish their farm. Sometime in the 1840s, Jonas began to embrace some views that were not a part of the historic Amish belief system. His views were centered around a prophetic view of the end of world and Jonas actually set a date for the return of Jesus to reign on the earth. He built a large chair for the Lord to sit on upon his return. This


While the Amish have often struggled with diversity, there are differences that exist that are not so easily seen by those outside the circles Jonas Stutzman saw the wheel as a vehicle of progress and therefore problematic, so he spoke against the use of wheeled vehicles to convey people and goods.

chair was made of wood without nails and is about twice the size of a normal chair. He was adamant in his predictions and he wrote his views and had them published in a local paper. While the world did not end as Jonas had predicted, there is no record that Jonas was ever ostracized from the Amish church. While his views were not embraced by the church, they were also careful to not cut him off from the community. Jonas also wore white or “fawn colored” clothing in the latter part of his life. This was different from the normally black or dark colored suits and clothing that the other Amish men wore. He became known as “white Jonas” because of this practice. He also saw the wheel as a vehicle of progress and therefore problematic, so he spoke against the use of wheeled vehicles to convey people and goods. When Jonas died in 1857 he was buried about six miles from his place of death. In respect of his views the Amish men carried Jonas’s coffin six miles on their shoulders. As a result of the cold rain that was falling that day, one of the men developed pneumonia and later died. In history, we see that in practice and doctrine Jonas was not a typical Amish man. Yet there is no record that he was ever excommunicated or silenced. In fact, we know that he was a school teacher and gave to needs within the community. While the Amish have often struggled with diversity, there are differences that exist that are not so easily seen by those outside the circles. While communities vary, the Holmes County community has much diversity and is not as easily categorized as the media and the modern world have often portrayed them. Historically this community has focused on relationships and hearing in such a way that is often not seen. If you wish to learn more about the Amish, or their place in history, or to see the chair that Jonas built

for the Lord, plan a visit to the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. The Center offers guided tours of "Behalt" - a 10 ft. x 265 ft. cyclorama oil-on-canvas painting that illustrates the heritage of the Amish and Mennonite people from their Anabaptist beginnings in Zurich, Switzerland, to the present day. Behalt means “to keep” or “remember.” The Center is open Mon-Sat 9:00-5:00 and is located near Berlin, OH at 5798 County Road 77, Millersburg, OH 44654. Please call (330) 8933192 for more information or to schedule a group tour. Marcus Yoder was born to an Amish family in the heart of Amish Country. His family later moved to the Mennonite Church where Marcus takes an active role in preaching, teaching and writing. He is the Executive Director of the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. In his thirties he decided to return to school and has a BA in History from The Ohio State University and a MA from Yale. He enjoys reading and writing and spending time with his wife, Norita.

Begin your visit to Amish Country by learning more about Amish/Mennonite life and culture.

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THE 4TH ANNUAL SPRING FASHION SHOW AT bfearless

A fun evening of fashion with proceeds from the show going to a local charity. There will be a pre-show party with food & drinks, and after the show, attendees can enjoy a private sale at bfearless. Details: The fashion show will be in the Upper Level of the Amish Country Theater next door, tickets are $25 and bfearless is located at 3147 OH-39 in Walnut Creek. 330-893-9201 to purchase tickets

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JOHN SCHMID & FRIENDS CONCERT IN SUGARCREEK

A unique blend of country/folk/gospel, and a touch of the contemporary, John’s eclectic style ranges from Johnny Cash and Gospel to humorous songs. His recordings singing in the Pennsylvania Dutch language have earned him the enduring fondness of the Plain communities across the nation. Details: 7 p.m. show, doors open at 6:15 at The Ohio Star Theater in Walnut Creek, Box Office 855-344-7547 | www.OhioStarTheater.com

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SPRING DANCE CONCERT

A formal and highly popular concert, presenting the works of faculty and advanced choreographers. Details: Freedlander Theatre, The College of Wooster, 7:30 p.m. 330-263-2241 | www.wooster.edu/academics/ areas/theatre-dance/productions

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HARTZLER'S ICE CREAM SHOP

All are welcome to come and enjoy an ice cream treat during Customer Appreciation Day! Those who attend will receive $1 off ice cream cones from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Details: Hartzler's Ice Cream Shop, 5454 Cleveland Rd, Wooster 330-345-8190 | www.HartzlerFamilyDairy.com

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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Spend a day celebrating the earth! You can help with conservation efforts by picking up litter or pulling invasive garlic mustard. Have fun at the Playscape and take an Earth Day story walk to the pond. Details: The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot, Ohio 330-359-5235 | www.WildernessCenter.org/event

“CHECK IT OUT! 2017”

Use your Wayne County library card to receive special discounts from participating Downtown merchants. Details: Downtown Wooster 330-262-2222 | www.MainStreetWooster.org

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SPRING GATHERING - STYLE SHOW

Enjoy a light-hearted afternoon (or evening) of fashions, decor and cooking demonstrations, with party planning tips and tricks from the staff of Dutch Valley Gifts & The Coop, Dutch Valley Restaurant/Bakery, Dutch Valley Market, Carlisle Inn and the Ohio Star Theater. Details: Starts Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at noon. Doors open a half hour prior both days at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek Conference Center. Tickets are $28, available at: www.dhgroup.com/theater/spring-gathering-style-show

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES

Dr. Jeannine and David Jordan present a live, whirlwind tour of global organ music by native composers. Details: Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market Street, Wooster 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Organized by Music On Market. 330-262-5641

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MOHICAN WILDLIFE WEEKEND

Want to experience the habitats of birds and bats, learn about fly-fishing, and more in the great outdoors? Then come out to enjoy the Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend. Choose from eight program sites in Ashland & Richland Counties that will offer workshops and demonstrations - a fun and educational weekend for kids of all ages. Bring the whole family! Download the Trails 2 Go app at www.MohicanWildlifeWeekend.com 1-800-642-8282

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NATIVE PLANT SALE & GARDENING SEMINARS

The Wilderness Center offers a wide variety of native plants during our Native Plant Sale on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. A complete plant list and catalog with information about size, color, soil requirements and wildlife benefits will be available when the date gets closer. Learn more about gardening, too! Take the time before or after native plant shopping to attend one or more of our Gardening Seminars on Saturday. Cost: $5 per class, payable that day. List of seminars and more info at: www.WildernessCenter.org

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BERLIN BARNSTORMING

Everyone loves a scavenger hunt, but in Berlin it's a hunt for barns! Participating merchants hide a small wooden barn somewhere in their store. Most stores will offer discounts on your purchase if you find the barn. Each store will have a drawing along with a huge, combined grand prize drawing. Details: Downtown Berlin www.HeartofAmishCountry.com

Open • 9:30 - 5:00 • Mon - Sat

Fairly Traded Handcrafts From 35 Developing Countries

*Coffee, Teas & Chocolate *Jewelry *Home Accessories *Pottery *Ethnic Musical Instruments *Baskets Kidron, OH 330-857-0590

worldcraftskidron.com Located in Lehman’s Mercantile next to Lehman’s

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around the heartlandd TR = Township Road

SR = State Route

CR = County Road

Includes GPS coordinates

US = US Route

– AT T R A C T I O N S – 3 Behalt/Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center 5798 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin)

33 Guggisberg Cheese 5060 SR 557, Millersburg (Charm)

(40.5246103º -81.8043815º)

(40.5671534º -81.7815958º)

22 J.M. Smucker Company Store & Cafe 333 Wadsworth Rd., Orrville

(40.802762° -81.763000°)

–DINING & FOOD– 12 Charm Family Restaurant 4450 SR 557, Charm

31 Miller’s Bakery 4280 TR 356, Millersburg (Berlin)

57 Kauffman’s Country Bakery 6013 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin)

60 Troyer’s Home Pantry 668 W. Main St., Apple Creek

(40.506683° -81.785093°)

(40.5738493º -81.781379º)

(40.5308237º -81.8118837º)

(40.7554854º -81.8442625º)

–LODGING & CAMPING– 55 Donna’s Premier Lodging 5523 East Street, Berlin

40 Scenic Hills RV Park 4483 TR 367 NE, Millersburg (Berlin)

56 Holmes with a View 3672 TR 154, Millersburg (Berlin)

59 Whitetail Ridge Lodge 3058 TR 223, Big Prairie

(40.560806º -81.795587º)

(40.508033º -81.801507º)

(40.5513798º -81.7821696º)

(40.552981º -82.09569899º)

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• Donuts • Muffins • Over 7 varieties of cookies

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668 W. Main St., Apple Creek 330-698-4182 M-F, 6 am-6 pm; Sat, 6 am-5 pm; Closed Sunday

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317 E. North St., Wooster 330-263-1990 T-F, 6 am-4 pm; Sat, 6 am-2 pm; Closed Sunday & Monday

• Grandmas Jam House • Schlabach Amish Bakery Granola • Troyers Homemade Noodles • Cappuccino/Coffee/Tea • Amish Wedding Foods


–SHOPPING– 2 Amish Country Peddler 3239 SR 39, Walnut Creek

21 Greenhouse Shoppe, The 3649 Cleveland Rd., Wooster

38 Parsley Pot 697 CR 1302, Ashland

4 Berlin Leather & Pets 4363 SR 39, Millersburg (Berlin)

26 Holmes Sew & Vac 4897 W. Main St., Berlin

39 P. Graham Dunn 630 Henry St., Dalton

27 Homestead Furniture 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope

40 Pleasant Valley Poultry 3160 Pleasant Valley Rd. SW, Baltic

28 House of Lace & Primitive Curtains 4550 SR 39, Millersburg

43 Sol’s in Berlin 4914 W. Main St., Berlin

(40.5451448º -81.7386129º)

(40.5613792º -81.7939588º)

5 Charm Harness & Boot 4432 CR 70, Charm

(40.506574º -81.784203º)

9 Country Hill Furnishings 4329 CR 160, Millersburg (40.61956º -81.77198º) 14 Country View Wicker 2701 SR 557, Baltic

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15 Eastwood Furniture 4722 Kidron Rd., Kidron

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16 Eiler's Candy 225 W. Third St., Dover

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29 Jake's Handcrafted Oak 8239 TR 562, Holmesville

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30 J M Smucker Co. 333 Wadsworth Rd., Orrville

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32 Kiko’s Greenhouse 15579 Lincoln Way W., Dalton

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42 Quailcrest Farm 2810 Armstrong Rd., Wooster

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45 Sugar Valley Meats 2149 Dutch Valley Dr. NW, Sugarcreek (40.51523º -81.60885º) 46 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts 2131 SR 39, Sugarcreek

34 Lehman's 4779 Kidron Rd., Dalton

19 Gospel Book Store 4900 Oak St., Berlin

36 Mt. Hope Harness 8129 SR 241, Mt. Hope (40.6201379º -81.7842065º)

20 Green Acres Furniture 7412 Massillon Rd., Navarre

37 Olivesburg General Store 4778 SR 545, Ashland

52 Yoder’s Oak & Cherry 5911 S. Kansas Rd., Apple Creek (40.7281179º -81.7760680º)

17 Erb's Stove Center 4100 SR 39, Millersburg (40.54607º -81.77139º)

(40.7071309º -81.679855º)

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(40.741602º, -81.745078º)

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50 World Crafts 13100 Emerson Rd., Kidron

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51 Yoder Bargain Store 7802 Salt Creek Rd., Fredericksburg (40.6750668º -81.834396799º)

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Story & photos by EMILY RUMES Amish Heartland Writer THERE HAVE BEEN MANY PR AYERS said at the counter of The Purpose Shop in Sugarcreek. Founded to be a place for “new purpose, old purpose, repurpose and God's purpose,” it only makes sense that customers have been able to experience the love the owners have for this purpose. Whether visitors are coming or going, they can sense that there is more beneath the surface, once you “blow the dust off ” as owner Mindy Croft likes to say. “Often times we have people say they have felt God working, telling them they needed to stop in here,” said owner Joe Croft. Joe and his wife Mindy are currently working on growing their retail space into the back corner of the store for Spring. Their shop's floor plan allows them to

"Our faith was such that we prayed about it, and this was the answer." – JOE CROFT

Owner, The Purpose Shop


block off or expand in certain areas as the need arises. The Crofts are a family with open hearts and an open home. During the holidays they invite anyone who would like to enjoy a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal with them to come to their house and visit with family and friends. “We usually will have somewhere between 35 and 60 people in our home,” added Joe. The couple also cares for Mindy's 95-year-old grandmother and they have had a great deal of help and blessings as God has brought friends into their lives to help when there was a need. Sometimes the need is very specific. One woman felt lead to help pull weeds at their house, and it came at the perfect time for Joe and Mindy as they hadn't been able to keep up with that chore themselves at the time. Joe and Mindy had fun going to auctions and estate sales together, and when Joe was laid off as a construction project manager four and a half years ago, the two of them made the brave decision to enter into the antique business. “I was 57 at the time, and it wasn't yet possible for me to retire,” said Joe. “Our faith was such that we prayed about it, and this was the answer.” Mindy had worked in retail for years and had helped her mother at the local flea market. This experience lead Joe and Mindy to start their own space out at the

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Walnut Creek Flea Market. Soon they needed more room and saw that a spot on the corner in Sugarcreek had been recently purchased by someone from the community as an investment opportunity. They liked that the building had the Sugarcreek Swiss look and they were able to meet with the owners and bring their business to town. The spot where The Purpose Shop is located on Route 39 was once a Shell gas station, and prior to their business it had also housed an auto repair shop. Joe and Mindy clean out homes from time to time,

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discovering many of the items in their shop along the way. One home they went through had an entire assortment of boxes containing gifts from a wedding that had taken place in 1944. It appeared as though the gifts had simply been boxed up and put away, not to be opened again until Joe and Mindy found them. The Purpose Shop does not do consignment or have booths for vendors, but they do have a variety of other items for sale such as herbal teas, spices and J.R. Watkins products. Often when people first see the shop and then come in, they are surprised at how large the space is. “We sell a lot of items that people use for repurposing projects, like old ladders, windows and doors,” Joe said. “We really enjoy hearing about what people have created and our customers post pictures on Facebook and share their projects on our page.” One customer recently used an old block and tackle and an old beam to create a light fixture. They've also seen creative customers using old, metal bed frames from the shop as garden dividers. “We try to group the more popular collectible items together,” said Joe. “That way if someone comes in looking for a specific type of piece it will be easy for them to find.” The shop sells live edge furniture, old appliances, antique toys, vintage clothing, old hardback books,

"We try to group the more popular collectible items together. That way if someone comes in looking for a specific type of piece it will be easy for them to find." – JOE CROFT

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glassworks (which are Mindy's favorite items, Fenton in particular) and pottery (which is Joe's favorite, especially pieces from the Zanesville and the Southeast Ohio region). One item that is a particular favorite in the shop is a toy car from the 1950s, the Slinky Mobile Swamp Buggy. “We like to mix it up and have it become a treasure hunt for shoppers,” said Mindy. “We tell people to pick things up, get into cupboards and have fun.” To stay up to date on new items coming in and special sales, be sure to follow The Purpose Shop on Facebook. Located next to Adreas Furniture at 102 Dover Rd NE (RT 39) in Sugarcreek, they have been known to buy, sell, trade and barter for antique, unique and collectible items. The shop is open year round, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Joe and Mindy hope that God will bless your day, and they hope you will stop in soon to visit and explore.


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MAY: 12th -13th Splendid Spring Garage Sales 13th Vintage Garden Tractor Show & Swap Meet (Harvest Barn)

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JUNE: 9th-10th Fab 50s Fling Car Show AUGUST: 5th Swiss National Day Celebration 8th Sugarcreek Business Association Auction 12th Rigs for Relay Benefit, Semi-Tractor Show Go to VillageofSugarcreek.com to plan your next visit!

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recipes. ingredients 1/4 c. soy sauce 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil or melted butter 1 garlic clove, minced 2 chicken legs with thighs 2 Tbsp. dry bread crumbs 1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds 1/4 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. pepper

directions In a large resealable plastic plastic bag, combine soy sauce, oil or butter and garlic. Add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes, turning once. In a shollow bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Place in an 8" squake baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until juice runs clear. This can easily be doubled, tripled, etc. Blessing Acres Family Cookbook

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Combine dressing ingredients, then mix into vegetables, bacon and cheese. Garnish with additional bacon and cheese.

DRESSING: 1/2c. Miracle Whip 1/2 c. sour cream 1/4 c. white sugar 1/4 tsp. mustard Pinch of salt Pepper Extra bacon & cheese

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"Many things are opened by mistake, none so frequently as the mouth." – Amish Proverb Schlabach's In The Kitchen

"Share a meal, share a table, both will gain more than one is able."

peanut butter cupcakes ingredients

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1¼ c. packed brown sugar 1/3 c. shortening 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1/3 c. peanut butter 1¾ tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1¾ c. flour 1 c. milk 16 mini peanut butter cups.

Mix brown sugar and shortening. Add eggs, vanilla and peanut butter and mix well. Mix baking powder, salt and flour together. Add flour and milk alternately. Fill paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 c. batter. Press a peanut butter cup in batter until top edge is covered with better. Bake at 350° for 22-24 minutes.

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–FROM THE DESK OF JAVON MILLER– The Virtuous Woman of the Home Submitted by JAVON MILLER | Amish Heartland Contributor

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do good and not evil all the days of her life..." PROVERBS 31:10

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ave we ever stopped to ponder the effect that a woman has on the home? We say that the husband is the strong one, the leader. But, if we look at the behind the scenes activities, we might change our minds. A woman can be a powerful person. There might be a bit of truth in the story of a couple that were celebrating 50 years of marriage. A younger guest asked the wizened old man, “What would you say is the secret to your being married happily for 50 years?” Without much thought the husband replied, “When we married, we had an agreement. I will let my wife make all the small decisions and I make the big ones.” “How has that worked out?” “Oh,” chuckles Pappy, “Excellently! We have yet to reach our first major decision. So it all worked out well.” We might take it as a we wish but, let's not deny it, the woman has a powerful influence. The saying, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world,” is very true. Does anyone have more influence on a young child than Mom? Us fathers typically gain the admiration of our children. They dream of being 24

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like Dad when they grow up. They tend to think that Dad is strong and invincible. However, let our children become sick or hurt. Who do they turn to for comfort? When they have a bad dream, is it not natural to cry out to Mom for comfort? A mother's heart is designed to be tender. This tenderness reaches to the deep inner being of the family's heart. Let's be careful how we respond to that person called Mom, the Wife, the Better Half, or any other name she may go by! Who hasn't heard the saying, "If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy”? We men might not like to admit it, but take a look at what happens when Mr. Flu visits our home. Normally the children get sick and stay home from school. Mom adds nursemaid to her duties and life goes on. The household is still in order. When Dad gets sick, he will typically try to plug on as long as possible. However, when it gets worse, he's flat in bed or on the couch. I have heard horror stories of Dad moaning and groaning, the children tiptoeing around so as not to disturb Dad's aching head and Mom waiting hand and foot to try to comfort Dad's aches. Of


course, this doesn't happen in our home, I just overhear the tales of what happens in other homes! Now finally Mom comes down with the malady! If mom is flat, you know it's BAD! What do we do to help? I recently read this little anecdote. As hubby walked into the house from work one day, his sick wife apologized from the couch. She apologized for all the dirty dishes in the sink, the house in a mess and dusty, and dirty clothes laying around. Was it maybe a plea for help? Here is where different mentalities don't always connect. “Oh, that's alright,” he assured her, “It can wait until you feel better.” I am thinking that, by then, she had about a full day's setback to better health. Really, is that all we can do? When we men arrive home from our day jobs, we tend to think our day is done. This is a misconception many of us have. I decided to do a little investigating into the time card of a stay-at-home mother. Follow along as we observe from an inside view. On a typical workday, Mom arises with Dad to pack the lunchbox and see him out the door to work. 15 Minutes. Get laundry started before the children are needing to be up, 60 minutes (75 total). Time to get the children out of bed, fed breakfast, dressed, faces and fingers washed, don't forget behind the ears, homework checked, book bags readied, papers signed, library books all found, hair combed, coats put on, found that lost mitten under the couch (why was it there?) possibly pack lunches and all the goodbye kisses and warnings taken care of. Whew!! Another 45 minutes gone by (120 and counting). Now for blessed peace. Some quality me time! Oh no, she hears the toddler ready to get up. Up the stairs she goes to get him out of bed. Toddler's fed, washed, dressed and ready for the day. Another 20 minutes (we are up to 140) and she hasn't even had breakfast yet! Finally she has time for a short breakfast on her own. But, she can't dally too long. In summer there is produce to can and freeze, there might be baking to do, clothes to mend or sew, this accounts for about 2 hours. Take into account that the house also needs to be made aright after the morning rush (we are up to 260 minutes). By this time Mom needs a short break. She sits down to read a bit to Baby Dear and rest a bit, another 15 minutes for the little one with only 15 for her own rest. (275 minutes) It is now time for a quick lunch and kitchen cleanup. Kitchen cleanup reminds Mom that she needs to start thinking about what to make for supper! But before that, the laundry is dry and ready for Amish Heartland

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folding, (we're up to 300 minutes). Supper preparations are started, in 1 ½ hours the school children will be home. Then Mom needs the plan in place. She spends some time with the food prep. Dad likes a full hot meal for supper followed with a good dessert. So Mom makes a Peanut Butter Cream Pie, a favorite of her husband's. It took some extra effort but she sees it worth the time for the pleasure filled look as he bites into it. Another 60 minutes have elapsed (360 and counting). Soon the school children are home and behold the whirlwind cometh! Another 30 minutes of snacks, school happenings, homework, chores allocated etc.. Junior needs to get started on the lawn mowing, so Mom gets Sister to watch the toddler while she gets the mowing started outside. Another 15 minutes (this brings the time card to 405 minutes). That taken care of, she hurries into the house, final supper prep needs to be done! She hustles in the kitchen putting on mileage between the fridge, stove and sink. According to the howls coming from outside, someone needs attention! Back out she goes. Investigation proves that the toddler is bored. Into the house he goes to wait patiently, muttering on a kitchen chair until Mom comes in, 15 minutes gone (clocking in at 420).

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Back to the kitchen she goes. Toddler is kept out of mischief by staying in sight of Mom. She busies his hands at setting the table and starting to wash up more dirty dishes. He is not happy about it, but with Mom's evident cheerfulness expressed in song, his spirits can't help but be lifted. No one notices that Mom is a bundle of frazzled nerves hid beneath a smile! Finally at 4:30, Dad breezes in, lunchbox in hand. “Whew,” he says, as he plops down into the recliner. “What a day! What's for supper, how soon is it ready, did anything come in the mail? By the way how was your day, did you get anything done?” he asks naively. Mom smiles and says, “Oh I just worked around the house today.” After supper Dad gets up and says, “Well, I'll take the children out of your hair a bit while we go out and do the chores.” Sister stays in and helps Mom clean up the kitchen and wash dishes, another 25 minutes elapsed (we are counting at 445). “Run along outside and play a bit before shower time,” she tells Sister. Now she is finally alone in the house, Dad has control of the brood. What a reprieve! Mom grabs the broom and quickly swishes through the kitchen cleaning children tracks. She picks up some scattered clothes and school paraphernalia on the way, another 15 minutes (460). Finally she picks up the Ladies Journal and snuggles into the couch for a blessed 30 minutes of personal time. BANG goes the door. In troops one of the children with toddler in tow. “Dad asked if you would start us through the tub and shower they will be coming in a little bit?” Mom looks at the clock with a start, it is 7:30! Mom

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starts the routine. Dad follows shortly and helps get everybody clean and ready for bed, another 30 minutes (490 minutes). Mom steps into the shower and relishes the few minutes of solitude after all the rest are ready for bed and relaxing, reading, or playing games. Dad and Mom combine efforts and get the troop to bed. Mom spends another 15 minutes puttering around, again cleaning up the finer parts of household organization. The children did as well as they could to do their part, but you know children. In the meantime Dad is looking at the daily paper. Mom heads through the kitchen for a final round, while she's there she spends another 10 minutes prepping for the morning rush of lunches. This makes her start to the day easier. Wow! look at a stay-at home mother's work. How do the working women fit it all in? A mother's work is never done. These are all unrecognized tasks that need done to keep the home going. Take a look at her time card. About 9 hours of work counted without figuring in all the eating times and all the little things that she accomplishes along the way! This happens at least 6 days a week and 52 weeks a year. Count it up, that totals 2,808 hours regular with 728 hours O.T. At $10 an hour pay, that would total out to $31,720 a year! Do we men realize what our wives are worth? I know ladies, I haven't calculated time for weekly cleaning, grocery shopping, doctor and dentist appointments, school functions, helping your husband with his projects around the house, homework with the children, and all the other activities that account for a Mom's life.

A challenge to myself, did I say thank you for that marvelous Peanut Butter Cream Pie? Too often, I am afraid to say, no I did not. We take it for granted that they realize we appreciate it. Did I compliment the good cooking? What about the clean clothes hanging in the closet? How about a clean house? Unfortunately we tend to take this for granted. How can we be a help? It is no wonder that King Solomon, who had 700 wives and 300 mistresses, said, “A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband... many women have done virtuously but thou excelleth them all.”

Respectfully submitted,

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"I love the whole magazine!" "Recipes, stories."

– MARY L. DOTY, DALTON, OH

– CAROLE DENNISON, ASHLAND, OH

"I enjoy the photo contests and special story features. I like what's inside and the advertisers."

"My favorite parts are the recipes and the stories." – ESTELLA BRINKMAN, OTTAWA, OH

– REV. SANFORD C. OYER, WOOSTER, OH

– SPR I NG PHOTO C ON T E ST– Deadline June 01, 2017 For the upcoming season put your photography skills to work and capture the beauty that is only found in our Amish country. Contestants can submit up to 10 of their best photos. Photos that have been edited will not be accepted. The top three winners will be announced in the July issue of Amish Heartland. Winners will receive a 6-month subscription to Amish Heartland and a gift from one of our local retailers. Send photos and contact information to AMISH HEARTL AND 212 E. LIBERT Y ST., WO OSTER , OH 44691 or v ia e-mail to kminnich@spectrumpubs.com. Amish Heartland

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–FIND THE BUGGY WHEEL– RULES FOR ENTRY: Somewhere in this issue you’ll find a buggy wheel. It may be tucked in an ad, in a picture or placed somewhere else on a page. It won’t be just any buggy wheel, but just like one of the wheels at the right. Clip the entr y form below and mail it to: AMISH HEARTL AND PUZZLE 212 E. LIBERT Y ST. WO OSTER , OH 44691 Entries must be postmarked by [Friday, April 21, 2017]. Check the Amish Heartland Facebook page on May 1st to see the April winner (facebook.com/amishheartland). The winner will also be announced in the May edition. Winners will receive a free gift from one of our Amish Heartland advertisers. The March buggy wheel was on page 20. Cong ratulations to our March w inner, Rev. Sanford C. Oyer

I FOUND THE BUGGY WHEEL ON PAGE NAME: ADDRESS: PHONE: MY FAVORITE PART OF AMISH HEARTL AND:

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Amish Heartland, April 2017  

Amish Heartland is a monthly magazine looking at life in the world's largest Amish community, located in Wayne and Holmes counties in Ohio....

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