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Childhood ... the Springtime of Life Life with a Child Submitted by Ellen Hershberger A little girl and her father were in an elevator. After going up several floors, it stopped, the door opened and a beautiful woman got on. The elevator started up again when suddenly the woman whirled around, slapped the father hard enough to knock him down, then got off at the next floor! Sitting on the floor, rubbing his cheek, the man wondered just what had happened. His little girl bent down over him and said, “Poor father, that woman didn’t like you very much, did she?” The father readily agreed. “That’s OK,” his daughter continued, “I didn’t like her either. When she got on the elevator, she stepped on my toe. So I pinched her!”

There’s a Lesson Here Somewhere Submitted by Sarah Miller A kindergarten teacher was helping a little boy put on his boots. With her pulling and him pushing, the boots still didn’t want to go on. By the time she got the second boot on, she worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered when the boy said, “Teacher, they’re on the wrong feet.” It wasn’t any easier getting them off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as they worked together to get the boots back on, this time on the right feet. The boy then announced, “These aren’t my boots.” The teacher bit her tongue rather than scream, “Why didn’t you say so!” like she wanted to. Once more she struggled to help him get the ill-fitting boots off. He then said, “They’re my brother’s boots. My mom made me wear them.”

First Grandson A true story Submitted by Jacquie Foote When the Grandmother spoke by phone with her daughter, the young mother often called over her year old son to “Say Hi to Grandma!” The Grandmother would chat merrily to her grandson who, being a young man of few words, would simply listen intently. Then, one day, instead of just listening, the little boy began panting into the phone while his Grandmother talked to him. And, when the Grandmother said “Bye, Bye!” she was rewarded with a slurping sound over the phone. The daughter came back on the line laughing and explaining that the child had been panting because he was excited to hear his Grandmother’s voice and that he had licked the phone’s receiver to kiss her good-by. When the Grandmother hung up the phone the Grandfather asked how the grandson was. And the Grandmother replied, “Well … first of all, I think he’s a puppy!”

She didn’t know if she should laugh or cry, but she mustered up the grace to wrestle the boots on his feet again. She said, “Now, where are your mittens?” He answered, “I stuffed them in the toes of my boots.”

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Mar. 19 Mrs. Freeman (Amanda) Miler (27) Mar. 19 Marty Miller (60) Mar. 20 Martha Slabaugh (John Jr.) (6) Mar. 20 Mrs. Bill (Betty) Miller Mar. 20 Martin R. Mast (45) Mar. 20 Vernon Hershberger Mar. 20 Barbara Ann Hershberger (20) Mar. 21 Elizabeth (Daniel) Byler (30) Mar. 21 Philip P. Miller Jr. (14) Mar. 22 Linda J. Yoder (21) Mar. 22 JoAnne E. Byler (6) Mar. 22 Mrs. Wayne (Linda) Gingerich Mar. 23 Emma (Bob) Miller (88) Mar. 23 Mrs. Ray (Sara) Miller (59) Mrs. 23 Andy D, S, Miller (57) Mar. 23 Eve Kristine Yutzy (4) Mar. 24 Lucinda Miller (22) Mar. 24 Robert F. Mullet (Freeman) (5) Mar. 24 Norman G. Bender (8) Mar. 25 Ray D, Byler (60) Mar. 25 Martie Miller (10) Mar. 25 Cindy Yutzy (12) Mar. 26 Mrs. Dan (Emma) Shrock (95) Mrs. 26 Mrs. Albert (Barbara) Mast (68) Mar. 26 David J. S. Miller (59) Mar. 26 Eli D. Miller (80) Mar. 27 Sarah Ann Miller (20) Mar. 27 Daniel U. Slabaugh (40) Mar. 27 Stephen C. Yoder Mar. 27 Maribeth C. Hershberger (8) Mar. 28 Elizabeth Miller (33) Mar. 29 Ruthann C. Miller (4) Mar. 29 Bill Miller (45) Mar. 29 Mary Ann (Wm.) Byler (47) Mar. 29 Rebecca S. Yoder (16) Mar. 29 Mahlon D. Miller (50) Mar. 30 Danny F. Mullet (38) Mar. 30 Martin (Sarah) Mille Mar. 31 Kaylie Yoder (4) Mar. 31 Laura (Eli L.) Miller (31) Mar. 31 Aaron (Mel) Byler (14) Mar. 31 Edna Mar R. Miller (19) Apr. 1 Mrs. John (Mary) Troyer (73) Apr. 1 Barbara Ann Detweiler, Staff Writer (47) Apr. 1 Mrs. Gertie Byler (61) Apr. 2 Marlene A. Weaver (2) Apr. 2 Katherine W. Detweiler (14) Apr. 2 Mrs. Rhoda Mae Byler Apr. 3 Mrs. Jonas (Esther) Schmucker (70) Apr. 4 Lee Bontrager (67) Apr. 4 Mark Alan Detweiler (14) Apr. 4 Paul Alan Weaver Apr. 4 Mrs. Ken (Ada) Byler Apr. 4 Matthew (John) Byler (17) Apr. 4 Leah Ruth Coblentz (7) Apr. 4 Christopher Hershberger (9) (twin)

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Apr. 4 Christina Hershberger (9) (twin) Apr. 5 Kathryn R. (Rob) Miller (4) Apr. 5 Melvin Ray Shetler (53) Apr. 5 Andrew (Wayne) Detweiler (16) Apr. 6 Lester J. Byler (52) Apr. 6 Kathryn Yutzy (8) Apr. 7 Jacob Shetler (16) Apr. 7 Jonathon Shetler (60) Apr. 7 Mrs. Allen (Sara Mae) Miller Apr. 7 Mrs. John (Elmina) Kurtz (63) Apr. 8 Nelson Byler Apr. 8 Michael Yutzy (25) Apr. 10 Leona A. (Al) Mullet (8) Apr. 10 Ruthie D. (Danny) Mullet 97) Apr. 14 Rosanna J. Miller (15) Apr. 16 Sarah Byler (22) Apr. 17 Arlene J. Miller (18) Apr. 21 Marie Slaubaugh (26)

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Children’s Immunization Clinics

Geauga County General Health District hosts local children’s immunization clinics. Immunizations for children and adolescents are free of charge for all Geauga County residents regardless of income. For nonGeauga residents, there is a $5 fee per child, per visit.


Second Wednesday, April 9 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Clinic will be held at St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road (Route 87 east), Middlefield. Third Wednesday, April 16 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Clinic will be held at St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road (Route 87 east), Middlefield. Third Thursday, March 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. Clinic will be held at St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road (Route 87 east), Middlefield.

Belated Birthdays

Mar. 4 Aaron Shetler (51) Mar. 4 Jonas Byler (27) Mar. 5 Tillie Bender (76) Mar. 9 Sadie B. Miller (11) Mar. 10 Mrs. Fred (Barbara) Hostetler (50) Mar. 10 Mrs. Bill (Lorene) Gingerich Mar. 10 Karen W. Miller (11) Mar. 11 Lukas Mast (Marty) (6) Mar. 11 Jake Mast (Marty) (17) Mar. 11 Mrs. Wallace (Barbara) Miller (60) Mar. 11 Mary Lou (David) Miller (18) Mar. 12 Paul D. Miller (19) Mar. 12 Joey M. Miller (12) Mar. 13 Andrew O. Yoder (11) Mar. 14 Adam James Miler (Al) (18) Mar. 14 Uria Bender (39) Mar. 15 Norma Mae Kurtz (24) Mar. 16 Matthew Miller (Amos) (7) Mar. 16 Samuel E. Byler (16) Mar. 17 John (Wayne) Detweiler (20) Mar. 18 Wally Yoder (Bill) (9) Mar. 18 Lucinda Lynn Coblentz (15) Mar. 18 Mary Ann Miller (79)


Wednesday, March 26 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Clinic will be held at Grace Evangelical Bible Church, 14951 Auburn Road, Newbury.

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Birthdays | Anniversaries | Memory of.......02 Bits and Pieces....................................................05 Bookmobile News.............................................04 Books in Review.................................................11 Children’s Immunization Clinics...................02 Coffee Break with Sue......................................05 Greetings from Garrettsville..........................05 Greetings from the Plain Community........07 Hello from Amish Crossing Corner..............03 Hello from Huntsburg......................................03 Howdy from West Farmington.....................07 In Memoriam......................................................02 Katherine’s Korner.............................................06 Lines by Linda.....................................................06 Local Amish Business Directory...................13 Mom’s Diary.........................................................11 Parkman Pathways............................................06 Plain Fun...............................................................12 Recipes..................................................................08 Tell Me a Story....................................................11 School pages.............................................09 & 10 Wanted..................................................................02


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Anna N. (Bender) Byler, age 81 of Huntsburg passed away March 12, 2014 at her residence. She was born Nov. 8, 1932 in Geauga County, daughter of Noah G. and Elizabeth (Byler) Bender. Anna married Ervin A. Byler on Oct. 15, 1953, married 60 loving years before he died on May 6, 1999. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. She will be missed dearly by her friends and family; sons, Andrew (Gertie) Byler, Reuben (Irene) Byler, Crist Byler, Ervin (Ada) Byler, Uria (Martha) Byler, Benjamin (Marian) Byler, and Melvin (Betty) Byler; daughters, Elizabeth Byler, Esther Byler, Rebecca (Simon) Yoder, and Annamary (Harvey) Detweiler; 66 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Ervin; her parents; and one grandchild. Burial was in Miller Cemetery in Huntsburg. Online condolences www.

In Loving Memory of Mom – Ida Byler … born March 18, 1917, died March 4, 2009 Dad – Freeman Byler … born March 15,1917, died Sept.24, 1991 Brother – Bob Byler … born March 26, 1939, died Dec. 7, 205 Mrs. Barbara Gingerich … born April 22, 1951, died Feb. 22, 2014

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MaryAnn J. Hershberger (nee Miller), 79, of Windsor, entered eternal rest peacefully March 6, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Windsor, Aug. 4, 1934 to the late Jonas A. and Sarah M. (Troyer) Miller. She is now reunited with her loving husband, Raymond J. Hershberger. MaryAnn was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. She will be missed by her children, Jonas (Betty) Hershberger, Alma (Eli) Troyer, Jonathon Hershberger, Sarah (Levi) Yoder, Martha (Albert) Miller, MaryAnn (Andy) Yoder; four brothers; five sisters; 43 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. MaryAnn is preceded in death by: her parents; husband; three infant sons; one sister; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. MaryAnn’s final resting place is in Wilcox Road Cemetery in Mesopotamia. Online condolences may be sent to www.

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March 5, 2014: A beautiful sunny day and maybe it will finally warm up some! Two more weeks until spring! I, for one, can hardly wait. Born to granddaughter Ruth Ann and John Mark Hershberger, a son named Caleb Ray. A brother Lucus welcomed him home. Grandparents are Ray and Judy Miller, Shedd Rd. and Bob and Sylvia Hershberger of Tavern Road. Mrs. Ray Mary Ann Hershberger is very low due to a stroke. Family is taking care of her at home. Jerry E. Byler, 30, is now in rehab in Cleveland Metro Hospital after falling at work, leaving him paralyzed. They have five little children. Let’s remember them in our prayers. Visiting recently widowed Harvey Byler on Newcomb Road on Monday afternoon, March 3, were Joe J. S. and Ray Miller. They found him doing well. They, then, made a call at Enos Barkman on Georgia Road. Enos is 90 years old and still lives alone in his house next door to son David. Well, the Miller family has been doing their share of supporting the hospitals the past few weeks. First grandson Joey, 11, was in Cleveland University Hospital with a kidney disorder

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and a blood clot on the brain. He was in for one week. Then, on Monday, Feb. 24, daughter-in-law Ray Judy slipped on ice, ending up in the Geauga Regional Hospital for two days with a concussion. On this past Monday evening, March 3, son Richard, Shedd Road, was in a bad accident sledding at Punderson with his children. When he and the Jet sled connected with a tree stump it resulted in a broken right ankle and crushed left foot and ankle and both bones broken from the knee down. He was in surgery for 2 hours and 10 minutes Tuesday morning. He may not put any weight on his left foot for 6 weeks and they are hoping he can put a little weight on his right foot. Doctors say a 3-month recovery, at least. Mail and visitors welcome! On Monday, grandson Paul fell at work when a scaffold broke. He landed on his wrist. At this writing, he’s at the doctors to have it checked out. Hope that will be it for a while! Later, the doctor said it’s broke. I suppose the Maple Syrup makers are getting kind of anxious. Some have tapped and made some syrup; others are still waiting on it to warm up more before they tap. It’s a lot different that it was last year!

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By William Bender Why do I always wait till the last minute to write this? Anna went to the hospital for her yearly tests. All at once it hit me that this is the day Jacquie comes for the letter. So, I started to push buttons. As of now, I don’t know what will be on this paper. Ervin Anna has her ups and downs. Some nights, she has a rough night, and then the next night, she has a good night. The little Ervins were here two nights last week. They are from Cass City. Last night Reubens were there. Now, Melvins from Mio and Simons from Cass City come in some time today. It is getting time to think about tapping the sugar bush. But, who wants to tap in this cold weather? Like I read in Die Botschaft, spring is just around the corner. But I wonder what corner! One thing is sure, spring is on its way. My mind goes back years ago when Dad moved up here. We had to wash all the sap pails. We would bring them up in the basement to wash. In later years when we added more pails we washed them in the Sugar House. We heated the water in that old IXL. I liked that a lot better. It was less work. Brother Reuben helped us a lot after Dad had his heart attack. I was always glad to see sugaring come, and just as glad when it was over. Is that what you call lazy? It will do no good to write about the weather, as everyone knows what weather we have had all winter. Anna just came home and said that Lester Mast is up in the hospital. They took him to the ER last night and he had to stay. By the 18th, it will be 43 years that I got a real good wife … and Anna just got what she got. I have to pass on the birthdays as daughter Lizzie didn’t come home and do her job in this cold weather. She just has to get a few months ahead on the birthdays. I did use some ribbon and white out. Hope to do better next time.

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Plain Country of Northeast Ohio | March 19, 2014 both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year. “Take This Cup”, Jerusalem Chronicles Series #2. Nehemiah, the young son of a Jewish weaver, is born and raised among the Jews and educated by Rabbi Kagba, one of the magi present at Jesus’ birth thirty years earlier. Nehemiah grows up with the expectation of a soon-coming Messiah. Could the Yeshua of Nazareth, who is walking the earth, reportedly doing miracles, be that Messiah? When young Nehemiah must travel the long caravan road to Jerusalem, he is charged with an unusual mission; to carry a mysterious object back to the holy city of Jerusalem, an object whose reappearance heralds the Messiah’s arrival. Nehemiah arrives in Jerusalem just as the final events of Jesus’ earthly ministry are coming to a climax: the Feast of Dedication, the Triumphal Entry, the last cleansing of the Temple, and culminating at the Last Supper in the Upper Room. Only Nehemiah understands the true sacrifice that is to come as he makes the cup worthy of his Savior.

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By Jane Attina

As I turned over my desk calendar to March, I became very excited when I noticed Daylight Savings Time was set to begin March 9. Despite record breaking low temperatures, this surely means Spring is near, right? Although the last frost date in Northeast Ohio is not until mid to late May, now is the perfect time to start planning this year’s garden and outdoor projects. Seeds are abundantly available in stores so we can begin our seeds inside our warm houses while we wait for the snow to melt! The Chardon branch library is having a special presentation on Monday March 24 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. called Garden Bones, to help you achieve an attractive four season flowering garden. Helpful tips for thinking, planning, picking the right plants, planting, maintenance and specific local problems such as deer, salt and clay will be discussed. If you are in Chardon check out this free program. Register by calling 440-285-7601. Ohio has a long history as a farming state. According to the Ohio Historical Society, the Adena people--Native Americans who inhabited this region–were farming the land that is now Ohio as early as 1000 B.C. These ancient people and a number of Native American tribes who later inhabited the region grew corn, pumpkins, beans, melons, sunflowers and numerous other crops. Curious about the Adena culture, I took to the library bookshelves to learn more. This culture refers to the prehistoric Native Americans that lived in southern Ohio and neighboring regions of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana during the Early Woodland Period. They were the first people in this region to settle down in small villages, cultivate crops, use pottery vessels, acquire exotic raw materials such as copper and marine shell to make ornaments and jewelry, and bury their honored dead in conical burial mounds. The Adena were so named when evidence of their culture in the form of a large mound was excavated in 1902 on the grounds of Adena, Thomas Worthington’s estate in Chillicothe. More about this culture can be found in the library. Two interesting books by George W. Knepper are “Ohio and Its People” and “The Official Ohio Lands Book”. There is a computer program our library uses for statistical purposes that helps us when we are ordering materials for our individual branches. We can see which books or other materials are checked out most often. Here on the Bookmobile, some of the top-circulating books are: “Little Lulu”, “Karen Kingsbury,” and the highly popular character, “Lucky Luke”. These books get so much use it isn’t long before they begin to fall apart and need replacement. Many of the Little Lulu comics are out of print and can’t be replaced so we often tape them up and people keep reading them. The Kingsbury books are more easily replaced. As for Lucky Luke, they are so popular you’ll be lucky to find a copy on the shelves. We have created a listing of all of the titles in this series. The handout is available on the bookmobile

and handy for keeping track of which titles you or your children have read or want to order. Please remember you can ask us to reserve copies for you. Currently there are 47 titles though not all of them are yet in print. Numbers 46 and 47 will not be in the library until July and September so we can’t reserve them now. Just make a note to ask us when it comes closer to those dates. The book publishers have a time set for when we can expect titles to arrive in our library but those dates can change or be cancelled for various reasons. One such book is Linda Byler’s “The Witnesses” (book three in the Lancaster Burning series). The publisher for unknown reasons canceled this title, and we don’t have a new release date yet. The library will order this book once released, hopefully soon. We will update you of the book’s status in our next newsletter. Riding around in the Bookmobile gives us a chance to see the sights throughout the county. A couple of weeks ago, on a ride from Chardon to Middlefield, I spotted a large bird in the sky. “Quick, look at the bird”, I told Julie. We both watched in awe as a large Eagle flying low in the sky crossed our path, not once, but twice, putting on a grand show! I was so excited I found myself clapping my hands in applause as it headed down across a field, perhaps on the way to catch dinner.  For us, horses are always a favorite to see, especially the large Belgian draft horses grazing or working on the farms. Many people have horses in this area so perhaps you don’t get as excited as we do on the bookmobile. If you have horses of your own there may be times your horse is a bit under the weather and you may wonder what to do. Not to worry, the Middlefield Library has an upcoming program to help you out. “Equine Emergencies and Treatments: When to Call the Vet”. Having a horse is like having a child. You worry about their health and well being. So how do you know when to call the vet? How do you know what is an emergency and what isn’t? Join Dr. Ken Keckler of Buckeye Veterinary Service to help you manage the unexpected with your horse. This program is free and will be presented on Saturday April 12, at 2 p.m. Hope to see you there.

“One Perfect Spring” by Irene Hannon. Claire Summers is a determined, independent single mother who is doing her best to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed her. Keith Watson is a results-oriented workaholic with no time for a social life. As the executive assistant to a local philanthropic businessman, he’s used to fielding requests for donations. But when a letter from Claire’s eleven-year-old daughter reaches his desk, everything changes. The girl isn’t asking for money, but for help finding the long-lost son of an elderly neighbor. As Keith digs reluctantly into this complicated assignment, he has no idea how intertwined his life and Claire’s will become--nor how one little girl’s kindhearted request will touch so many lives and reap so many blessings. Through compelling characters and surprising plot twists, Irene Hannon offers readers this tenderhearted story of family connections that demonstrates how life is like lilacs--the biggest blooms often come only after the harshest winters. “Distortion”, Moonlighter Series #2 by Terri Blackstock. Juliet Cole’s life has been dismantled by the murder of her husband. She doesn’t know who, or what, to trust when everything she has believed to be true about her marriage has been a lie. When Juliet Cole’s husband of fifteen years is gunned down in a dark parking lot before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning. When she’s finally allowed to return home to break the news to her boys, she hears a voicemail that takes the situation from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack. “Mrs. Cole, we know you have access to the supply and the money. If you don’t turn fifty million over to us and give us the codes, then you’ll be burying more family members.” Suddenly, Juliet realizes that she and her children are in danger. She teams up with her sisters and PI Michael Hogan to dig into the sham Bob has been living for years. The more she learns, the worse the betrayal. A drug trafficking history, a fortune in cash, and a secret family all emerge to turn Juliet’s belief system on its head, and threaten the things she loves. Are she and her sisters skilled enough as sleuths to get to the truth? Until next time, Happy Reading from the Bookmobile!

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March 1: A friendly hello to y’all! It’s a beautiful morning with the sun shining brightly on the snow. It’s now a year that our good friend and church sister, Crist Martha, passed away. We still miss her. Erwin Marcia recently had her 50th birthday. Both the Kuhns and Miller families gathered at Ches and Laura Kurtz’s in Farmington for the occasion. Some of us church ladies took her out to Dutch Country restaurant for breakfast. We haven’t had many birds at our feeders this winter. We do see an occasional hawk around, and, with a few cats (mostly in the barn) I guess it scared them off, A daughter, Martha Mae, was born to Ervin and Emma Kauffman and welcomed by a big brother and a sister. Grands are Joe Kauffman and Crist J. Miller. The only Great (I think) is Dan Shrock Emma. Eli A. Weaver (Weaver Bedding) is somewhat laid up after having rotator surgery due to a fall. Nelson R. Millers are in Florida. Nelson is having back surgery. They plan on being gone almost two weeks. Till next time …Think Spring!

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Thursday, Feb 17: Hello this stormy p.m. It’s 12:30, snowing and blowing at 14 degrees. So winter is hanging on yet. One time this forenoon, it was blowing so bad you couldn’t see. I was glad to be in my nice warm basement doing my laundry and having lines there to dry it. It’s our day to go to Garrettsville shopping, but it’s too cold and stormy, so we will go with daughter Sadie Kurtz to Middlefield this evening in a taxi to do our shopping. Our school, Tinker’s Creek, will have a benefit auction on March 14. There will also be a silent auction, so I want to get something ready for then. I will also bake four cherry pies for them. This benefit will be at Joe’s Window Shop. Our taxi drivers, Jim and Gladys, want to thank all their Amish costumers for all the baked goodies they got over the holidays. Born to Bobby and Lucinda Miller, a daughter. She was premature and stillborn. Grandparents are Enos Barkman Jrs. and Allen Millers. Greats are Enos Barkman Sr., Mrs. Dan Ida Troyer, Mrs. Ervin Mary Ann Weaver and us. Friday morning: 7 a.m. The sun is coming up and it looks like we will have a nice day. (But we have 11 degrees BELOW 0)! Brrr, So, no sap dripping now! I saw in the paper where James Miller made some over 100 gallons so far. So, some have tapped already. Lots of people are going to the sunny south these months and stayed a couple weeks. Urie Bylers and Jonas Millers left on Monday. Urie Barbara had back surgery yesterday in Tampa. Hope all went well for her.

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Plain Country of Northeast Ohio | March 19, 2014

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By Ellen Hershberger

By Katherine Byler

Whew! Glad that’s over … but still wanted it to last longer! It’s not fun to play hush-hush for a month or more. Our children and grands wanted to surprise hubby for his 70th birthday, so they were here on Sunday the 2nd when we got home from church. He was overwhelmed to say the least, and opened 70 gifts. There’s no reason to run out of candy, coffee and peanuts for a while. We were with others to Bill Stutzman’s house to surprise him for his 65th birthday. (Writer) Kathryn Detweiler planned it and made most of the delicious supper. Some of my brothers and wives, Sis and husband, and cousin Esther and hubby Dan H. visited Uncle Dan C. B. and wife Sarah one evening. Dan’s son Wally and Ann were also there. We thought Dan was going to hyperventilate; he sure had his oxygen tank working overtime for a while. We heard since, that he fell, hurting his hip. Glad to hear they checked it out and it wasn’t broken. Another one bites the dust … a mouse, that is. There’s not as much dust there as before; am trying to eliminate unnecessary collections. Hubby thinks the field mice are cute with their white bellies. So … they can STAY in the fields. (They’re attracted by the bird feeders, no doubt.) Weather finally turned warmer, and it’s Spring already! At least, we had cleanlooking snow all winter, but were kind of tired of slipping and sliding. (Now, watch me slip in the mud.) On my way to the mailbox one day, I’m saying, “Linda, Linda, Linda”, thinking of (writer) Linda Weaver and her not-so-good news of slipping and hitting the road. Another Emma Yoder happening? Quite long ago, while being served a colossal meal, she took a slice of something that looked like banana bread. Oh, they forgot to pass the butter, and so she took a bite without. Yummy! It was meat loaf, not banana bread. Sorry to say, her eyesight is poor, but she can still see the marbles and her mind is SHARP! She is our oldest Amish

Sunday, Feb. 9: The three households here spent most of the day back by Noah Jrs, where 15-year-old Wayne is recovering from his broken foot. Monday, Feb. 10: I’m dealing with an infected thumb, so, sorry, Editors, for dealing with my scribbles. Tuesday, Feb. 11: A first for me was a visit to the Cleveland Trade Show with the Farmington Seniors. We missed our singing night because of a supper stop at Bob Evans. We had a bus from the company that sent a bus without heat to Wisconsin, but we were comfortable this time, except we couldn’t see out the windows because they were covered up. L Wednesday, Feb. 12: I did 2 easy shifts today. Sure don’t work hard these days. J Was up early and did payroll. Thursday, Feb. 13: Nephew Wayne had a disappointment yesterday when the surgeon’s schedule was too full to operate on his broken foot. Friday, Feb. 14: This was a good day with a client. Saturday, Feb.15: I did caregiving for a neighbor and, in the p.m., had dinner out with friends to celebrate a birthday. Sunday, Feb. 16: We attended church at Melvin Kauffmans’. This evening Mel and Fannie, Noah and Barbara and I had a very enjoyable visit with Allen and Linda Miller. Monday, Feb. 17: I did a round of errands today and then had a relaxing evening with family. Tuesday, Feb. 18: Snow! Oh, the snow, the beautiful snow! How the poem goes. The brave transit drivers did a good job getting us safely to work. Wednesday, Feb. 19: Nephew Wayne finally had his broken foot surgery today, 2 1/2 weeks after the horse fell on it. There are 11 bones broken. Thursday, Feb. 20: A couple friends took me to lunch in Garrettsville and then the singles had supper at a friend’s. Friday, Feb. 21: I went to work early this morning only to discover my client had gone to the hospital and no one had called me. So I came home and helped the neighbor for a few hours. Saturday, Feb. 22: Little Michael and I were in town, walking to and from the library (from downtown) and eating our salad for lunch. Later, I was by the neighbor for 6 hours.

lady in these parts. Yours truly spent an enjoyable day listening to 70 eighth graders at one of the four local Spelldowns. Is quite nerve-wracking to say the least, but very interesting. No wonder it’s difficult to get mail done and corners cleaned … it’s like my little magnet says, “A woman’s work is never done because she’s never home.” It seems I clean black (coal) dust and it’s just repeat, repeat, repeat! At least, am thankful to be able to work, etc. Oh yes, concerning the Spelling Bee, the youngest child of Andy and Dorothy Miller’s (Norman) was a contestant as also was their first grandchild. And, granddaughter, Dorothy (Marvin E.) Detweiler was a winner. Way to go! Every time I think I’ve heard it all, here comes some more. It could only happen to certain people. Mrs. Roy (Edna) Hershberger wanted to deliver some costly “31” bags to her neighbor, so she went on her walk. She didn’t want to hang them on the mailbox, so she put them inside the fence where they could be easily spotted. Edna got a call, “Did you put the bags on the mailbox?” “No, I put them inside the fence.” “Well, they’re not there. The cow ate them, all but the handles.” Oh groan! We were being teased the other week when it was still so cold by two trucks, seven guys, three shovels and a handful of slag to fill some holes on our road. This is 2014, isn’t it? Maybe we can go out and fill the potholes ourselves. Anyone have a cement mixer we can borrow? Mustn’t forget to mention an evening well spent in visiting Mrs. Robert (Emma) Miller on a very snowy and cold evening. She had to pay $30 to have her driveway plowed so we’d be sure to come. (She offered to pay, so we didn’t pass the hat!) We need to visit shut-ins more often; it is so very enjoyable. What is green and bounces around the garden? A spring onion! J

Lines by Linda By Linda Weaver March 4: The weather broke some record this week with 0 and below for March. Tonight it’s still 23 degrees, quite a change from last night’s -6 degrees. Syrup makers are getting anxious for warmer temperatures. Most with buckets haven’t even tapped. On the other hand, the Gingerich family has almost 250 gallons already. Erwin Gingerich Jr. (lung cancer patient) was to his radiation doctor and was told he is in remission at this time. We are so thankful to God for His hand in making this possible, as are his family and his many friends. Many folks were missing in church Sunday, including the writer. I had been battling sinus infection and taking antibiotics for that and then got a touch of stomach flu. A few attended church elsewhere. Mark and Sally Kurtzes and boys and Mrs. John (Mary) Slabaugh attended at their daughter/sister Rosanna and Delbert Kurtzes. Dan Kurtzes and Urie Jr. Bylers are in Florida, some others had sick children. We had some extras, John Bylers, Eddie Millers, Bill Gingeriches, Bill Kuhnses … all very welcome. Church is at Marvin and Sara Jane Detweilers next. Dorothy (Mrs. Bill) Gingerich had a knee replacement almost 2 weeks ago. She is getting along well. Bill’s family brought supper over Sunday eve. (They were also not in church, of course.) This will be a change for Dorothy as she’s used to being a busy farmer’s wife. We wish her a speedy recovery. Think spring and, by next time, it should be here. Closing with love and prayers …


Sunday, Feb. 23: We enjoyed the day by Pauls who furnished the space for church for Matthew Yutzys. I was saddened to come home to three messages that my dear friend and co-teacher Barbara Gingerich had passed. So, we expect to have a bus scheduled to the funeral in Mio, Michigan. Monday, Feb. 24: After morning treatment, I did neighbor caregiving. Tuesday, Feb. 25: I cut a heavy coat for myself, but didn’t get it sewn. Tonight a bus load of us started out for Mio. Wednesday, Feb. 26: When we arrived at the funeral building this morning, it was 10 below zero! My dear friend and co-teacher, Mrs. Barbara Gingerich, was buried today. She was 62. Thursday, Feb. 27: I came home at 12:45 this morning. So today, I slept some, sewed on the coat, baked cookies and washed clothes. Friday, Feb.28: Today, I was with a new client, then out with friends. Saturday, Mar. 1: I was home in the a.m., and then spent a few hours at the neighbors. Sunday, Mar. 2: We attended church at Chris Fishers and stayed home in the evening. Monday, Mar. 3: We had an eventful morning in and around town, then a treatment in the p.m. Then, it was visiting night for our group. Tuesday, Mar. 4: I’m working on a heavy coat for myself in between caring for a bedfast neighbor. Wednesday, Mar. 5: Today, I went to the bank, post office, bookstore, fabric store and then visited with friend Marjorie at Briar Hill. Thursday, Mar. 6: I finished the heavy coat and cut a light one, and ironed caps before going to an overnight shift. Friday, Mar. 7: I’m very sleepy today and, after a day shift, I retired to bed early.

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March 1, 2014: Greetings on this winter morning. Do I complain too much about the weather? After all, who does control the weather? Thank you, Jacquie, for explaining the snow rollers. When I first saw them behind our home, I called them snow dogs because they looked like prairie dogs to me. After driving down Georgia Road, I saw that they were round and had a hole in the middle. Am thinking we may see them again in June. On the subject of the winter, don’t you agree we have had more sunshine than we usually have? To help along with our cabin fever, our visitors in February were the Owen N. Miller family on the evening of Feb.10. It was a very nice evening. The snacks they brought were delicious. On the evening of Feb.17, a singing group came and sang for us. Andrews also came down and enjoyed the singing. There were Lydia and Barbara Miller, Alma J. Kempf, Clara E. Miller, Anna D. Miller, Sara Jane Yoder, Clara D. Miller, Barbara Byler, Joseph and Nancy Miller, John C. Byler and Robert H. Hostetler. Again, it seemed a short evening. We were blessed with another grandchild. A daughter named Mary Kay A Treasure Today... born to Saloma and David Detweiler on Monday evening, Feb. 24. All is well with An Heirloom Tomorrow mother and baby. One sister and four brothers welcome the baby. Other grands are Paul Detweilers. Today, Saturday March 1 and I do believe that March came in like a lamb, although the day is not over yet. Nancy and the girls will take lunch to Saloma and family while David is in Carroll County installing new horse stalls in a barn there. One-of-a-Kind Our thoughts and prayers are with Al J. Handcrafted Byler as Al has heart and kidney problems. Items of Oak, • Bedrooms • Living Rooms • Curios Cherry, Br. Maple • Dining Rooms • Office • Bookcases Al has been on dialysis for some time now, • Children’s Furniture • Cedar Chests and Hickory and that is hard on his weak heart. Liz • Hickory Rockers • And Much, More Furniture recently had valve replacement and is on 16403 Nauvoo Rd., Middlefield oxygen. With these long winter days, it is Nauvoo Rd. (One Mile East of Rt. 608) • 440-632-0248 hard to keep our spirits up. Rt. 87

February 26: Winter lingers on …forecast tonight, low 5 degrees. Thursday’s low is to be 7 degrees, Saturday’s low 1 degree … and Saturday is March 1! I think we will all be glad for Spring this year … a lot of sinus troubles, allergies, colds, and flu going around. Must be the bugs did not freeze yet! A vanload of 14 adults recently traveled to Carrollton to visit widower Eli G. Detweiler, age 89, an old friend and neighbor. He gave us the “Laugh of the Day” when he told us how he can’t sleep without nasal spray. One night he forgot to take it. He got up during the night to take it and he lost the cap on the bottle. He looked and looked all over … couldn’t find it. He crawled back into bed, deciding to look for it next morning. When he got up and went to look for that cap he found it … there it was still on the bottle … never opened and never used! So … try to make it to 89; it’s the best time of life. People forgive you for everything. (Smile!) We visited him until almost noon, then travelled on to Majorca Lane Nursing Home to visit widower Wayne Coblentz in Millersburg, Ohio (Holmes County). He is handicapped … can’t walk, see or hear very well. We took him out to dinner. When we asked him what he was hungry for, he said, “One chicken drumstick, three bean salad, and butterscotch pie”. His wife Amanda died in July, 2012. Going to visit was Harley Hochstetlers, Milo Detweilers, Sam Kemphs, Harvey Millers, Lester Hostetlers, Emanuel Stoltzfuses, Rudy and I. Widow Mahlon Yoder Fannie, age 90, is staying at Noah Detweilers on Nauvoo Road since Bert Mart Nancy is suffering back problems, etc. Fannie is on oxygen all the time and not as well as she was. There last night were Milo and Mary Detweiler Rudy and I. She is the men’s aunt. Noah Savilla left last night around 10 for Mio, Michigan with the bus for the funeral of her cousin. They planned to drive all night. Church is here at son Marty and Lori’s place next Sunday and the little ones are sick. They needed a doctor. We hope Mrs. Crawford Urie Barbara gets help in Florida as she plans to have back surgery there. She has suffered a lot. Their son Jimmy and Susan are there to help out. Happy Birthday to our grandson in Kentucky Nathan (Robert) Mullet who was born on Feb. 29, and this date is not on the calendar. Wonder how many others were born on this date?

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By Jaime A. Fisher As a steadfast optimist, I can’t help but welcome in every season. I love each season for different reasons, but I have to confess I was nearly heartbroken after this past brutal winter relapse. I know we only had one beautiful day but, that’s enough to give anyone spring fever. Only in Northeast Ohio can the temperature fluctuate from 63°to 5°in a 24 hour period. So like any good optimist I vowed to lull spring out of its winter slumber and put my grateful stones in my pocket. Finding gratefulness around every corner. Spring-cleaning was started at the Care Center today. Two large supply closets have been emptied, scrubbed, and reorganized. The office is going to be whipped into shape next, courtesy of MCC’s very own Mrs. Kaufman, head organizer and streamliner extraordinaire. She will be assisted by whoever is lucky enough to be working that day. A very grateful nurse administrator turned over a never-ending maintence list at the last board meeting, which will be tackled by various unlucky board members throughout the month. (That’s what you get for your attendance). I will be helping the Care Center treasurer, who has volunteered his time and trailer to remove a couch that has worn out its usefulness at the Center. Bonfire anyone? All kidding aside, many thanks to all who volunteer for the care center and the wives who support them. The Care Center welcomed 16 newborns for the month of February. That’s a lot of fingers and toes. Congratulation

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to three brand-new moms who each delivered their first child at the Care Center this February. The Center has come full circle and is seeing new families started with those trail blazing newborns from the 90s. Yes folks, it’s true, those newborns are having newborns. The Weaver family landed on top of the heap for the month of February when the Care Center staff assisted with the arrival of baby number nine to the anxious parents. All nine deliveries have taken place at the Care Center. The Weavers won the care package that will be sent out for the whole family to enjoy. Thank you for growing your family with us. I wonder who’s going to win for March? MCC has nine healthy bundles of joy so far this month. I don’t know if I’ve ever said this before but I love my job. I’m thankful to everyone who allows me to share these moments of learning, educating, sadness, joy and triumph with them. Care Center fun fact: did you know that MCC is responsible for approximately 15 percent of all babies born in Geauga County? As they say, in like a lion out like a lamb. The month of March is roaring like the lion although I do not see a lamb on the horizon. Make March and April the most grateful months so far this year and join me in willing spring out of hibernation and into full bloom. Man your brooms, buy your vinegar, and start the spring cleanup so spring will think it’s late and hurry in to greet our spring clean fury.

Plain Country of Northeast Ohio | March 19, 2014

Maple Sugar Time

Submitted by Mrs. Rudy Kathryn Detweiler

Aroma fills the air from the woodland lot, Where maple syrup bubbles in an iron pot. In spring of the year, it was always so, When sap in the trees began to flow. Father would know when the time had come, To tap the trees so the sap would run.

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from Mrs. Rudy Kathryn Detweiler

Add sugar to glaze NOT to berries when thickening them.

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It was placed in a hole bored in a tree, Soon sweet sap was running free. Pails were hung beneath each spout, To catch the sap that trickled out. Such great fun in that maple plot, We worked and sang and laughed a lot.

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By Jacquie Foote Research says that there is an event that, every year, causes a 10 percent spike in heart attacks, car accidents and home/work accidents. This spike usually occurs about 3 days after the event and lasts about 2 days. What is this event? It is turning the clocks forward. Each year in March we “spring ahead”, moving our clocks ahead an hour to begin “daylight saving time.” But, why? Some believe that the reason was/is to make it safer for children going to school as they would more likely be traveling in daylight. Well, not really. Actually, d a y l i g h t saving time was primarily started in the United States for the sake of conserving energy. It was during World War I, and national efforts were being made to conserve for the war effort. It was believed that if daytime hours would correspond better with natural light, less work would need to be done at night. Businesses and homes would need to use less energy to stay lit. So, the Standard Time Act was passed in 1918, officially establishing time zones and also incorporating daylight saving months into federal law After the war, daylight saving time was revoked. But when food conservation became mandatory in the United Sates during World War II, daylight saving time was once again instated, although no one really explained how this would help with food conservation. It was referred to as “War Time,” and officially spanned from early February until the end of September. After the war, “Peace Time” was back in effect and the issue of daylight saving

. Include name or the name of the family4 submitting 3 cups mapleyour syrup cups water the entry. . Include your address. 2 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups oatmeal . Send your entry 1 teaspoon salt to Jacquie Foote 1 cup maple syrup Plain Country 2 1/2 cups buttermilk P. O. Box 249 6 tablespoons melted butter Boil ingredients together, stirring well. Turn Huntsburg, Ohio 44046heat on low and simmer for 10 minutes. 2 teaspoons vanilla . Entries mustmaple be received by Nov. 9. 1/2 teaspoon flavoring *N0 sugar necessary! . If more than one entry comes from an address, the one first received will be counted as the officialflour, entrybaking and the others Combine soda and will thrown away. . The prizebuttermilk winner will be chosen at random from all the correct entries received. Add maple syrup, and . The willmixed. be notified by mail. flavorings. Stir winner until well Sloppy Joes The prize is a two gift certificate from Zeppe’s in Middlefield. (They deliver!) Spread onto large baking pans. Submitted by Barbara Ann Detweiler Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. 2 pounds hamburger Cool, grate and return to pans and bake at 2 Tablespoons onions 350 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 1/2 teaspoon minutes until dry. 2 Tablespoons salt Will keep a long time if dried well. 1 1/2 cups ketchup 1/4 cup Brown Sugar

Submitted by Rachel Miller 1 1/2 cup flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 – 3 egg yolks, beaten 6 tablespoons butter, melted 1 – 2 egg whites, beaten Combine everything but egg whites. Fold egg whites in last. Serve with maple syrup. * Hint … works best to heat the waffle iron while mixing the batter.

Pin Wheels Submitted by Rachel Miller 8 ounces cream cheese 8 ounces sour cream 1/4 cup sweet peppers 1 cup grated cheese 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoons parsley flakes 1/2 cup onions 7 soft tortillas (taco shells) Mix all ingredients together excluding tortillas. Spread mixture on tortillas and roll up. Refrigerate until firm. Cut and serve with salsa.

Now every spring when the sap runs free, I wish again that I could be, On the old farm home in the maple plot, Sniffing the fragrance from the big iron pot.

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Each pail of sap was emptied with care, Strained and poured in the kettle there. Slowly but surely the sap bubbled down, And turned to a syrup, sweet and brown. Just a little more cooking and it would be ready, To pour in big pans that Mother held steady.

Brown hamburg and onions. Add salt and pepper and mix well. Add flour, then ketchup, water and sugar. Let simmer until heated through.

Crumb Pie Submitted by Katherine Byler 2 piecrusts Filling 1 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup water 1 1/2 tablespoons flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 egg 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla Crumbs: 1 cup flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon soda 4 tablespoons butter Heat all filling ingredients except the butter and vanilla together. When it reaches a boil, add butter and vanilla. Let cool. Then place in 2 piecrusts. Combine crumb ingredients and spread over the fillings in the piecrusts. Bake until brown


time was handled on a local level which, of course, led to a great deal of confusion as different locations were operating at different times. The Uniform Time Act was passed in 1966 to solve this problem. States were given the option to opt out of daylight saving time if they passed “proper ordinances”. With daylight saving no longer a federal mandate, some states have chosen not to observe it. Among the states that don’t currently participate in daylight saving are Arizona and Hawaii, with several U.S. territories also choosing not to follow it as well. (Arizona has such intense heat in daylight hours that it’s not considered a benefit for its residents to be out for as much of it as possible. As for Hawaii, its location closer to the equator gives them more consistent “days” year round. They wouldn’t be gaining, or losing, many daylight hours by observing the clock change.) Daylight saving time (also called “summer time”) is observed in many countries all over the world, though the time frame for it varies. In the United States it ran from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in October until the Energy Policy Act was passed in 2005. As of 2007, daylight saving now runs from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November. The argument continues over whether or not daylight saving time makes enough of an impact on energy costs to be worth the trouble. However we do know that the resulting sleep disruption has a definite impact on safety.

Plain Country of Northeast Ohio | March 19, 2014

Phelps Creek School

featuredschool Favorite and Least Favorite Subjects By the Fifth Graders My favorite subject is English. I like it because it is easy and does not take long to do. I like prepositions and prepositional phrases. My least favorite subject is arithmetic. I don’t like it because of the division. It is not fun because it takes too long to do one problem and we always have too much to do. Christy Miller

From Teacher Marie Miller

Hello, to all in the Plain Country. I will try to write a little about our school. We start at 8:45 a.m. and then we sing and have devotions. Our morning recitations come after that. We, then, start with some arithmetic classes. It is time for recess at 10:15. After that we go on with our arithmetic classes and reading. We eat lunch at11:45 and have recess from noon until 12:30 p.m. English classes come after that. Last recess is from 1:45 to 2 and then we finish up our work. I walk to school every morning as I just live 3 /4 of a mile down the road. I teach grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 with a lively bunch of 25. Our children all walk to school. We had “Fun February” this year. We have a “Different Day” every so often … like Popcorn Day, Snack Day, etc. One day we made root beer floats and fries for the children. I think I shall close this, wishing God’s Blessings to all teachers and pupils out there. Enjoy the rest of the term.

Funny Happenings from the Sixth Grade One day my younger brother and I were playing. He got upset about me and said, “Oh, I wish you were a piece of paper so I could wrinkle you all up.” Jacob Detweiler One night my grandfather was sitting on this chair. He reached into his pocket to get a Tums. He got it out and put it in his mouth. It just didn’t melt. Then he got it out and it was a nickel. Emma J. Miller One day us 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders were playing Scatterball and Rudy and Jacob crashed into each other. And then Jacob looked at his glasses and said, “Now my glasses are all beaked up.” (Instead of saying they’re all bended.)

Hello from Teacher Esther of Phelps Creek School

My classroom consists of 27 pupils in grades 1, 2, 7, and 8. We’ve had a good school term so far and, before we know it, school will be out … which is May 2 (L.W.) if nothing else turns up. We have missed a few days because of cold weather. On Tuesday, March 11, we’ve planned to go visit schools. We’ve even managed to have two parents for our substitutes. It seems everyone is starting to have a longing for spring … including their teacher. Our favorite game is Four Base Stink, where everyone plays heartily. Our inside game is Scooter Ball. Our school was put up in 2006, getting its name from the creek behind the school. We have 17 parents and eight families have their youngest in school. For February, I made a calendar and, once a week, we did something different … popcorn day, backwards day, etc. We all enjoyed that. Time to get busy, so wishing you happy days from the pupils in the schoolhouse and everyone else too. Time flies. Memories stay.

Eighth Graders Describe Their Teacher

A Story By Samuel Byler Well, what happened is we were loading off some pigs to butcher. My Uncle was on the wagon to make the pigs get off. And the biggest pig was behind him. When he went to get her, she ran right through his legs. Do you know what he did? He sat on that thing and down they went. He was holding on by the ears. And did we laugh. You should have seen him; he looked very funny. He was laughing right with us and they were going around the barn and the pig was squealing. We did not get home till 10:00 that night. I was a tired boy by the rime we got home. J

… does not wear glasses … has a lot of dresses … often goes barefoot

I like writing the best because it does not take long and it is very easy work. All we have to do is write the words. I do not like arithmetic because I do not like to add, subtract, multiply and divide and that is about all you do in arithmetic. Lester Detweiler My best subject is English. I like it because it is easy and sometimes fun. My worst subject is arithmetic. I don’t like it because we have to do all those multiplication and division facts. Reuben J. Byler My favorite subject is reading. It is easy and it does not take long to do it. I like when we have an interesting story. My least favorite subject is arithmetic. I don’t like it because it has too much division. It takes too long to do. I don’t like to multiply either. Reuben Byler I like to do English because it is not hard. And it doesn’t take long to do. I do not like to do arithmetic because I do not like to divide and multiply. And I do not like to do story problems. Raymond Miller My favorite subject is spelling. We write out words three times and then check it. It does not take long to do spelling. That is my favorite subject. My least favorite subject is arithmetic. All we have to do is divide, divide and more divide. I am tired of divide. Multiply, add and subtract are not too bad. Edna Miller

… has brown eyes and hair … surprises us often … favorite candy bay is a Kit-Kat … is a good teacher … Is of medium height … is kind and gentle … is famous in falling down while playing a game

Spelling Sentences The small girl stole experiment gum from her sister. I had to carry a water full of pail. I like when it raindrops. It was impossible to ax the fat maple tree down.


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Grandma Tales My daughter had stopped by with my 4-year-old grandson, Dan. She talked about one of his playmates, who had come down with the measles, how bad he felt, how brave he was being, etc. In a pause in the conversation, Dan who had a slight cold piped up, “Well, I have the Sneezles!” I was in the bathroom putting on my make-up under the watchful eye of my little granddaughter. After I had applied my lipstick, I turned to leave and the little one stopped me, saying, “But Grandma! You forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-by!” My daughter called to wish me a Happy Birthday and then she put my young grandson on the line to sing to me. He asked me how old I was and I told him 62. He was quiet for a moment and then he asked, “Grandma, did you start at 1?” I was telling my 4-year-old granddaughter what my childhood was like. “We had a pond on the farm and we used to skate on it in winter. There was a swing that hung from a tree by the kitchen. We could go to the side of the barn and pick wild raspberries. And I had a pony of my own to ride on and take care of.” My granddaughter’s eyes got wider and wider as I went on. Finally she sighed and said, “Grandma, I sure wish I’d gotten to know you sooner!”

featuredschoo From the First Graders

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I told the first graders to go to the restroom one recess. One of the girls was supposed to stay in that day. As they were going down the steps, one said to the other, “You may not go outside.” The first grade had “The Lost Puppy” story in reading. When we came to the picture of the garden, the teacher asked how Mother knew the poppy was there. One little girl said, “He had to go to the restroom. What We Like Abut School by the First Grade: reading, play rehearsals, playing outside, coloring, making owls, walking to school.

A Trip to the Zoo By the Seventh Grade One crooked day, we went to the ridiculous zoo. First we got tickets for everyone. Then we went to see the pink, tall lions. Next we saw the exciting zebra and her brown baby. After that we went to look at the queer elephants. There were ugly babies and rapid big ones. Next we saw the floppy, delicious turtles. After we saw the turtles, we went to look at the hilarious blue-green monkeys with their horrid tails. Then we went to eat a fuzzy dinner of happy sandwiches and a hideous drink, After a purple dinner, we went to find the bright and good alligators. They were sloppy. We also saw the short, wobbly giraffes with their cloudy necks. We went to the crumpled bears. Some of them had long babies. Some of them were laughing bears. Then we went to the sad tigers. They had grumpy tails. The sharp, lousy snakes were eating their intelligent dinner of fine mice when we went to see them. Next we went to see the pigeon-toed flamingos. At last, we went to see the huge and crazy parrots. Then we went home. (Did you enjoy our mixed up adjectives?)

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Angel Bars By Mary Ann 1 teaspoon sugar 2 cups flour 100 chocolate chips, melted 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup caramel 2 cups baking soda 1 cup salt 1teaspoon pepper Stir it! Bake it! Eat it!

Pizza By Jacob

From the Second Graders

Facts about… A monkey: is funny, can swing by its tail, likes to eat bananas. A pig: likes to play on mud, is fat, fights for slop. A mouse: is little and gray, likes to live in the house, squeaks, scared my Dad, jumped out of the bread door.

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Spaghetti By Mahlon 1 1/2 box spaghetto1 pint pizza sauce A little hamburg Pepperoni



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Mom’s Diary By Barbara Ann Detweiler Saturday, Feb. 8: Laundry, baking and some cleaning got done today. Katherine and Norma went to pick up new eyeglasses. They need them mostly to read and to do schoolwork. Sunday, Feb. 9: To church and then home and to Uncle David’s for supper. Monday, Feb. 10: I went to school to go through the library books to make sure they’re all suitable to read. Tuesday, Feb. 11: I picked up Mom and sister Elizabeth (she was at Mom’s) and we went to niece Barbara’s for the day. She is recovering from gallbladder and cyst surgery. Wednesday, Feb. 12: 15 degrees BELOW zero! Brrr! I mended clothes and did other odds and ends. I also pronounced Katherine spelling words to spell. Thursday, Feb. 13: I pronounced so many words tonight for Katherine that we both were sick and tired of it. Friday, Feb. 14: THE BIG DAY! The annual Spelldown. Katherine did well but went down on the word “honorable”. She had it in her mind as “honorably”, so down she went. My thumb joint is swollen and hurting. Saturday, Feb. 15: Cold again. Anymore, 20 degrees feels warm! Betty and Norma went out to slide on the ice for a while. Sunday, Feb. 16: Wayne and I went to Church in Holmes County with others. I didn’t know anybody there, but they were friendly and talkative, so it wasn’t too bad. Monday, Feb. 17: It’s starting to be an ordeal to peel potatoes because of my hurting thumb. The girls have to do all the laundry and most of the cleaning. It doesn’t seem like I’m good for much right now! Tuesday, Feb. 18: Betty was home from school today with sore throat. Wednesday, Feb. 19: Tonight was Library night, so we got a fresh stash of books. Thursday, Feb. 20: I fixed 70 baggies of candy for the schoolchildren and will take them out tomorrow for a treat. Very wet and slushy outside and not as cold. Friday, Feb. 21: I took the candy out to the schoolchildren and then stayed for a while. Saturday, Feb. 22: I baked cookies and cake while the girls did laundry and cleaning. We have a new ice cream freezer, so made homemade ice cream tonight. Yummy. Sunday, Feb. 23: To church, and then home to rest and read. It’s warm – in the

Books in Review By Jacquie Foote “The Calling” was written by Suzanne Woods Fisher and published by Revell, Grand Rapids, Mich., copyright 2014. This is the second book in the Inn at Eagle Hill series and continues the story of the Schrock family of Stoney Ridge. Suzanne Fisher’s mastery in weaving two or more stories together to make a whole as real and complex as life itself is showcased in this, her latest book. There is a new guest at the Inn at Eagle Hill, a “lady preacher” (as the Amish think of her) who is an unsuccessful preacher but an excellent youth minister. Having been “let go” from the church she served in, Geena is at a crossroads in her vocation. Some of the most charming parts of this book involve the “lady preacher” and her new Amish friends getting to know each other. Then, there is Bethany Schrock whose faith has been sorely tested by the actions of some whom she held most dear, including her own grandmother (who may or may not be alive). Of course there is Mim, the youngest Schrock daughter who “moonlights” as advice columnist Mrs. Miracle and is secretly saving money for … you’ll never guess what. She will be appalled to find out who her new teacher is. If you have read the first book in this series, you will be happy to once again meet Jimmy Fisher, who is impetuous, good hearted, a bit full of himself, surprisingly industrious and perhaps never destined to raise horses. Of course, there is Naomi, who has been granted many gifts by her Lord. The unifying element in this book is the journey each of these main characters is on to find out the road in life God wants them to take, and the interactions among them. Helping them hear His voice are the quiet, mostly hidden works of a family of five elderly Amish sisters. So many other charming parts of the story involve these slightly eccentric, thoroughly surprising ladies. Well plotted with complex, interesting characters, this book is a pleasure to read and hard to put down. It is intended for readers 7th grade through adulthood.

Tell Me a Story Submitted by Sarah Miller Two boys were standing at the kitchen table turning the wheel of the glass churn. “With only a gallon of cream at a time, it’s gonna take forever!” said one. Across the kitchen, Mother was busy preparing to pack the butter into 1 pound molds, some with pretty designs and others in simple wooden boxes. When she heard the boys’ complaint, she remarked, “I think there may be a better way.” Going over to where their washing machine stood she said, “Give me a hand to push this washer into the kitchen! “Now what?” asked the boys after the washer was in the kitchen. “We’re going to let the washer do the churning,” she answered. Mother removed the cover and scoured the inside with a vengeance. Then she plugged the machine in and told the boys to pour the cream into the washer. Mother replaced the cover, turned the switch to on and soon they heard the cream splash inside the washer. Gradually, the swishing diminished until the washer stopped. The moment of truth had arrived. Mother flicked the switch off and removed the lid. Imagine their surprise to find themselves looking at clumps of butter. Mother smiled and nodded as pleased as a person who had won her first lottery ticket. “Now, what’ll you do with so much butter at one time?” the boys asked. “Sell it,” she replied and began setting out more molds. And sell it she did … to the neighbors … to the grocery store … and even to the dairy.

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30s. Andrew skied with his friends this afternoon. Monday, Feb. 24: Colder again and snowing. Windy, too. I baked cupcakes for hot lunch at school tomorrow. Katherine made supper and had a flop. She forgot an important ingredient, but we ate it anyway. Tuesday, Feb. 25: I went to get groceries. Cold! Wednesday, Feb. 26: I went along with the teachers; eighth grade students and other parents to visit different schools in the area. I always enjoy it. Thursday, Feb. 27: Down to minus 0 again. Norma sleeps with Laura and she got up complaining that Laura kept pushing against her until she was hanging over the edge. She was probably looking for some warmth. Laura laughed, but Norma didn’t think it was very funny. I told her next time crawl over her to the other side. Then, Laura would be the one hanging over the edge! Friday, Feb. 28: We went to the Special Ed. Auction tonight and we won the raffle there. It was a wagon. The girls were all excited about it. Saturday, Mar. 1: The little girls had a ball playing with the new wagon. Today is my Dad’s 70th birthday. We plan a celebration for tomorrow. Sunday, Mar. 2: We and my brothers and sister and families were at my Dad’s while they were still at Church. We all piled into one room and when he walked in we sang and the kids honked on some noisemakers. Yes, he was surprised! Later on, the children went to do some sledding on the big hill. Monday, Mar. 3: I think the cold has settled into my bones …all the way down to the marrow! I couldn’t warm up today. I did deskwork and baked and cooked. Tuesday, Mar. 4: I ironed and mended and then went to the parent/teacher meeting at school tonight. Wednesday, Mar. 5: Betty, Norma and I were home alone tonight. Everyone else was off somewhere. I played Probe with them for a while and then took a hot shower to try and relieve my aching body. Thursday, Mar. 6: The sun shone today, which brightened everything up! The girls did some much needed cleaning … like windows! Friday, Mar. 7: Maybe the cold weather has passed. Spring is just around the corner … no? We got word an old friend Mary Ann Hershberger died. We want to go to the viewing and the funeral.

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I finally figured out why I am fat! I should have figured it out sooner… it’s the shampoo I use in the shower! When I wash my hair the shampoo runs down my whole body. Printed very clearly on the shampoo label it reads “for extra volume and body”. I have gotten rid of the shampoo and am going to start using Dawn dish soap. On it’s label it reads “dissolves fat (grease) that is otherwise hard to remove”.

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Anemic Ascot Assets Aztec Breathing Cache Careworn Cause Cedar Cliff Codfish Congregation Across 1. Gobs 7. Makes insensitive due to coldness 14. Colorless, flammable hydrocarbon derived from petroleum 15. Magnetite, e.g. (2 wds) 16. Publicly express approval (var. spelling) 17. Japanese women trained to entertain men 18. Humble 19. Drops on blades 21. Change, chemically 22. Face-to-face exam 23. Any Platters platter 25. Small child (var. spelling) 26. “Come to think of it ...” 27. Goods carried by train 29. Abbr. after a name 30. Type of writer, e.g. Ralph Waldo Emerson 32. Forces someone out of bed 34. Hawaiian strings 35. Wallop 36. Obscure 39. Intensify 43. Victorian, for one 44. Firm 46. “The Three Faces of ___”

47. Minnesota ___, pool hustler 49. Soft twilled silk fabric 50. Fused materials used in making glass 51. Far Eastern female servants 53. Popular summer sandwich 54. Salad dressing choice 55. Indian bean 57. Run 59. Wearing an ornamental semicircular crown 60. Nuclear ___ 61. Set of eight 62. More nimble Down 1. Spanish title for a married woman 2. Upright 3. Bikini, e.g. 4. “___ Poppins” 5. “Star Trek” rank: Abbr. 6. Unnecessary 7. Important person 8. “... ___ he drove out of sight” 9. Black, as la nuit 10. Not yet solidified 11. Fabrics made with Angora yarn 12. Shelf support

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Chuckle Uncle Irv bought a parrot at an auction after some very spirited bidding. “Now, you’re sure this bird talks?” he asked the auctioneer. “Talk?” replied the auctioneer. “He’s been bidding against you for the last 10 minutes.”

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AMISH WOOD CRAFTSMEN 3. C A Miller Custom Woodworking 17090 Jug Rd. 44021 • 440-834-1540 9. Country Side Furnishings 16403 Nauvoo Rd. 44062 800-819-6160 • 440-632-0248 4. Fisher Flooring 16115 Nauvoo Rd. 44062 • 440-632-1957 51. John Byler, Flooring 9310 Laird Rd 44062 • 440-693-4386 54. Mid Park Metals 16654 Hosmer Rd 44062 • 440-548-2512 21. Pine Craft Storage Barns 13650 Madison Rd. 44062 • 440-632-0174 46. Pleasant Valley Woodworking 13424 Clay St 44062 • 440-636-5860 5. Troyer Millworks 16201 Pioneer Rd. 44062 • 440-636-5577 Bakery | GROCERY | Salvage

1. Amish Home Craft Shop 16860 Kinsman Rd. 44062 440-632-1888 10. B & K Salvage 5515 Kinsman Rd. 44062 440-693-4617 15. Nauvoo Family Market 15979 Nauvoo Rd. 44062 440-632-5584 Rental | REPAIR | SUPPLIES 49. B & M Tool 15357 Georgia Rd 44062 440-632-1944 24. Coffee Creek Weld Shop 9120 N Girdle Rd. 44062 440-693-4478 17. D & S Farm & Garden Supplies 4738 Gates East Rd. 44062 440-693-4632 25. David RS Sharp Shop


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