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36th edition FEBRUARY 2018

10th Annual

ag days

April 14 & 15, 2018

Saturday 9am-5pm/ Sunday 9am-4pm

Presented by Hocking County Farm Bureau Look for more activities in our Ag Book

Daniel VanWormer Agency Daniel T VanWormer

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Lancaster Rotary Club - For 100 years, the members of the Lancaster Rotary Club have put service above self for the local community. Last week, Rotarians donated nearly 150 items to the United Way’s Career Closet to help those in need dress for success when searching for or starting a new job. The Lancaster Rotary Club meets weekly on Mondays at Noon and welcomes new members interested in serving the local community and making a difference in the world. More information is available at

Delicate Chocolate Cheese Cake: Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups finely crushed animal crackers cookies 3/4 cups white sugar 1 Tablespoon Instant coffee granules 1/4 cup melted butter ( Land Of Lakes Butter ) Cheese Cake: 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp.instant coffee granules 3 Tablespoon corn starch 3 ( 8 ounces ) package cream cheese, softened 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped pecans Topping: 1/2 cups semisweet Chocolate chips 2 Tablespoon’s milk 1/2 cup marshmallow creme 1/4 cup chopped pecans Add all ingredients to list Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C ). Grease a 9-inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Mix together the animal crackers crumbs, 3/4 cup sugar,and 1 Tablespoon instant coffee granules in a bowl. Pour in melted butter and mix until evenly moistened. Press into the prepared spring form pan and set aside. To make filling, combine 1 1/2 cups of sugar, the cocoa powder, 2 teaspoon instant coffee, and the cornstarch in the bowl of an electric mixer; stir until well blended. Add the softened cream cheese and beat until the sugar mixture has been incorporated and no lumps of cream cheese remain, Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding the vanilla extract with the last egg. Fold in 1/2 cup of chopped pecans,then pour into the prepared crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 200 degrees F ( 95 degrees C ) and continue baking 2 hours. Turn off oven, and let the cheese cake stand in the oven for two hours more before opening the door. Remove and cool to room temperature. Once the cheese cake has cooled, melt the chocolate chips and milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove the cheesecake from the spring form pan and spread the marshmallow cream evenly over the top. Spread or drizzle the chocolate over the marshmallow cream and sprinkle the cup of chopped pecans over top. Chill completely before serving. Prep 40 m cook-4 h 20 m ready in 10 h.





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March 9-11, 2018


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10th Annual Ag Days April 14th & 15th

We are gearing up to make this the best year of 2018. We would welcome Volunteers & Sponsors to take part in this wonderful event that brings family’s together for a two day free event. we are adding some new attractions this year. We will be starting on Friday Evening Chief Logan FFA Square Dance with Door Prizes, Concessions, Cakewalk. Time & Band Performing will be announce in our next issue. Saturday Morning we will be starting off with A Pancake Breakfast In The Big White Tent. We will be taking reservations for Flea Market & Crafts set-up Inside Displays: Food Served By 4-H Club 4-H Junior Leaders - Hocking County Soil And Water Conservation, Hocking County Farm Bureau, Fairfield County Farm Safety Display.

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Venus Chapter C-BBQ Sauce - OSU Extension Youth, Athens & Hocking C. FSA/Wool Spinning, Farm Service Agency Booth, American Cancer Society, Historical Display, Fair Trade Market, Honey Display, Knitting, & New Straitsville History Group. Outside / Demonstrations / & Displays: Antique Machinery, Apple Butter Making, Antique Tractors, Blacksmith’s, Lard Rendering / Cracklings Soup Beans & Corn Bread, Cen-Pe-Co, Maple Syrup, Jellies & Jams, Old Fashion Homemade Ice Cream Made With A Hit & Miss Engine, Foltz Ag, Shaw Ag, John Deere, Kettle Corn, 4-H Booth set up in front of Grandstand, Saw Milling, Shingles Mill, , Steam Engines Threshing Machine, Corn Sheller, Corn Shelling,Antique Tractor Club, Hocking State Forestry, & Smokey The Bear, Goat feeding Demonstrations, Sheep Shearing, Rope Making Hit & Miss Engines, Livestock Area ( Baby Animals ) Hocking County Granges, Wood Carver, Boy Scouts Out Door Demonstrations, Train Rides, Kids Area, Coloring Board, Archery, Pony Rides, Scavenger Hunt, & Find The Big Golden Egg, & Many More Attractions. The Hocking County Blue Grass Boys Will Perform Saturday at 1:30PM and Sunday at 12PM Sunday. Church Services with Iris Conrad On Sunday Morning 10:AM, Kiddie Tractor Peddle Pull, Saturday & Sunday, Saw Dust Find, Gospel Group Persuaded In Big White Tent Saturday at 12PM, Antique Tractor Parade Saturday & Sunday. Come Out And Enjoy The Free AG DAYS!!!! More Information 740-422-8285

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(740) 746-8321

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or “IBS,” is a chronic condition that causes diffuse, cramping abdominal pain associated with bowel movement disorders. Some people with IBS may have frequent, watery bowel movements (diarrhea), others may complain of constipation. Some patients switch back and forth between diarrhea and constipation. The most common symptoms include: Stomachache and cramps related to and often relieved by bowel movement, diarrhea or constipation and bloating. Diagnosis of exclusion is made based on clinical presentation only since there is no specific test to confirm IBS. Your doctor can figure out if you have IBS by asking you a few questions, and by running tests to make sure you do not have something other than IBS.  Many medical conditions can cause the same symptoms as IBS, so it is important that your primary care provider check for other possibilities.


You can help yourself by keeping track each day of what you eat, what you did, and how you felt. That way, you can figure out if anything specifically that you do or eat makes your symptoms better or worse. Stop eating foods that might be making your IBS worse. Start by giving up foods that give you gas. Then give up milk, ice cream, and other foods that have traces of milk for two weeks. Eat more fiber, if you have constipation. You can do this by eating more fruits and vegetables. Or, you can take fiber pills or powders.


Studies show that being active and exercising for 20 to 60 minutes, three to five days a week helps improve IBS symptoms. Medicines can ease the symptoms of IBS, too, but no treatment can cure the condition. Counseling might also help with IBS because stress and anxiety can worsen the condition. 1118 East Main Street Rte 22 • Lancaster

Medications that can help with IBS symptoms include: Medicines to ease diarrhea, medicines to ease constipation, antidepressants – these medicines work by blocking pain. When used to treat IBS, they are given at a much lower dose than would normally be given to treat depression.  Additionally, your provider might prescribe medicines called “antispasmodics”, or antibiotics as these medicines sometimes help with bloating and diarrhea in some people.

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Most individuals with IBS have the condition for the remainder of their life. Even so, most people find ways to improve their symptoms. The key is to keep working with your care provider to find an approach that works best for you.

Mon - Fri: 10-8 Sat: 10-5 Closed Sunday

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Visit These Restaurants This Season!

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Deb’s Corner Cafe

For Burgers, Prime Rib Sandwiches, Subs, Steaks, Seafood & More: Full-Service Lounge & Craft Beer

537 N. Broad Street, Lancaster, Oh,


We serve breakfeast, lunch, and dinner. We are open Mon thru Thurs 6am-8pm, Fri and Sat 6am-9pm, and Sun 6am-2pm

Valentines Day Special Dinner For Two February 14th. Two Prime Rib Dinners, Side Salad, Bake Potato, Dinner Rolls, Drink & Dessert To Share $34.95. Now Accepting Reservations. See Our Full Menu at: 14405 Country Club Lane • Logan • (740) 385-8966 Ask about our banquet rooms, wedding service and private dining.

Weaver’s Market & Deli Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 10-5 Fri: 10-6, Sat: 10-5 Closed Sunday

Amish Meat, Cheeses, Jams & Fresh Brown Eggs Meat and Cheese Tray Available

12803 St. Rt. 664 • South, Logan


12791 St. Rt. 664 South, Logan, OH

Home Tavern

The Olde Dutch

Good Friends • Great food • Good times

Come In and Try our Daily Breakfast & Lunch Specials Play Euchre on Thursdays Enjoy our Live Entertainment Every Weekend 9:30-1:30 DJ-Fridays Come Join the FUN! Dine-In or Carry Out Welcome

363 Gallager Ave. Logan, OH


Clay Haus

Since 1978, serving the finest in German and American cuisine.

123 W. Main St Somerset, OH 43783

~ Country Dining

(740) 743-1326 Make your reservation for Valentines Day.

Restaurant 740-385-1000 Did You Know?? Facts & Humor

Saint Patrick’s Day: “ Knock, Knock!” Who’s there?” “Irish you a happy ST. Patrick’s Day!” What’s Irish and stays out all night? Pati O’ Furniture It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money! ( Irish Toast ) May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,may good luck pursue you each morning & night. May the sound of happy music and the lilt of Irish laughter, fill laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after. “ May the luck of the Irish Lead to happiest heights and the highways your travel Be lined with green lights. Where ever you go and what ever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you” May the road rise to meet you,May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm up on your face. The rains fall soft up on your fields, and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand”

Vickroy’s Disposal • Residential 740.385.0504 • Commercial • • •

Weekly Pick-Up Monthly Billing 10, 20, and 30 Yard Roll Off Containers Available.

Accepting New Customers in Hocking and Southern Perry County!

Thank you to all of our customer for helping our business grow.

Humor, at a Time Like This? Rick Schneider

There are a lot of articles written about the hospice philosophy, hospice care, who is eligible for hospice care, etc. Having been a FairHoPe Hospice patient contact volunteer for over 20 years and a paid employee for over 11 years, I know that hospice is serious business. I also know that FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. celebrates life, and life may involve laughter. But I haven’t seen many articles are written about humor, or laughter, in the hospice setting. We’ve all heard the overworked phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine.” It may be an overworked phrase, but it is also a well documented truth. Laughter is just as necessary in life as are tears. Humor used correctly does not disrespect the situation nor diminish its gravity. It can allow what is happening to begin to be discussed. Humor may open the door to acceptance and healing. I remember comedian Steve Martin saying something similar to, “First the doctor told me the good news; I was going to have a disease after me.” Humor may be in the form of a funny situation or a joke. Since I could never remember a joke, I began writing them down years ago after I would hear one that I liked. I’ve kept them in a binder. After I get to know a patient and it seems like the right thing to do (sometimes it is not), I will bring that binder with me when I visit them. I’ll ask the patient and family if they’d mind if I read from my binder. It has never failed when I bring the joke binder we all have a great time. They invariably tell me that they haven’t had a good laugh like that in quite a while. There was a particular family I visited, as a patient care volunteer, who requested a “groaner” type joke when I arrived for my weekly visit. A groaner-type joke would be for example, “Why did the cowboy buy a Dachshund?” Answer, “Because he wanted to get a ‘long little doggy’” (groan). The patient would then ask me something like, ”Did you hear about the cartoonist who was found dead? Details are sketchy.” Exchanging bad jokes was fun and it made the patient, his wife, and I think of a silly joke before my weekly visit. Yes, the patient and spouse knew he was terminally ill, but we had fun in spite of it. One of FairHoPe’s chaplains, Karl Hartmann, tells the story of a terminally ill patient who is lying in his bed at home and smells the aroma of cookies wafting through the house. “Honey,” he calls out, “Those cookies smell so good, may I have one?” “Certainly not,” she replies, “Those are for your wake!”

FIREWOOD Split• Mixed Hardwoods • 18” Long Pick-Up or Delivered (delivery extra – special cuts available)

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(740) 332-8515

A study of humor in the hospice setting by Dr. Herth in 1995 found that humor helped to maintain a sense of belonging. It helped patients to relax. It offered a feeling of warmth, lightheartedness, and delight. Humor was a life-enricher and a life enhancer. FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc helps people to celebrate life. One way to celebrate life is to enjoy the moment, regardless of the circumstance. Laughter is a very effective way to do that. I’m often asked, “How can you work at Fairhope? Isn’t it sad?” It’s hard to believe that not only is it very rewarding to be associated with FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, but sometimes it can also be fun.

Hocking HIlls Messenger - Feb 2018  

The Hocking Hills Messenger is a monthly community newspaper featuring local events, news, businesses, restaurants, attractions, and more. L...

Hocking HIlls Messenger - Feb 2018  

The Hocking Hills Messenger is a monthly community newspaper featuring local events, news, businesses, restaurants, attractions, and more. L...