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Dear Readers, COVER DESIGN ‘Cats Rule’ (as they always do in any situation!) Pen & ink

Dear Readers,

COVER DESIGN ‘Cats Rule’ (as they always do in any situation!) Pen & ink drawing By
COVER DESIGN
‘Cats Rule’
(as they always do in any situation!)
Pen & ink drawing By Faye Crance
Spencer, NY

Another year under our belts, and it’s been a wonderful

one! Once again we wish to thank the businesses, new and old, that have supported us with their advertising for the past 15 years, and we hope our readers continue to support them.

We are very grateful to those who have contributed to our publication through cover artwork, stories, jokes, and articles, and to the kind souls who have donated financially to help with our printing costs.

AARTIST STATEMENT

Faye Crance received her education from the Famous Artist Illustration School, Ithaca College, Tompkins Cortland Community College Art Classes, and studied with several area artists. She is a current member, and has served on the Board of Directors for Tioga County Counsel on the Arts. She also is a member of Community Arts of Elmira, NY and CAP of Ithaca, NY.

Thank you all for your kind words of appreciation and encouragement. May God’s love fill your heart, and may the soft glow of moonlight illuminate your path.

EEileen and Ela yne, Publishers September Dates to Remember

Dear Readers, COVER DESIGN ‘Cats Rule’ (as they always do in any situation!) Pen & ink
  • 1 World War II began (1939)

2 First day of Eid al-Adha V-J Day (1945) 4 Labor Day 10 Grandparents Day 11
2
First day of Eid al-Adha
V-J Day (1945)
4
Labor Day
10
Grandparents Day
11
Patriot Day
17
Citizenship Day
  • 20 Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown)

  • 22 Autumn begins Rosh Hashanah (ends at sunset)

  • 29 Yom Kippur (begins at sunset)

  • 30 Yom Kippur (ends at sunset)

A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS

We are not a democracy. It’s a terrible

misunderstanding and a slander to the idea of

democracy to call us that. In reality, we’re a

plutocracy: a government by the wealthy. Wealth

has its way. The concentration of wealth and the division between rich and poor in the U.S. are

unequaled anywhere. Look who we admire … the Rockefellers and Morgans, the Bill Gateses and Donald Trumps. Would any moral person accumulate a billion dollars when there are 10 million infants dying of starvation every year? ~ Ramsey Clark

A large mural size Triptych painting of Spencer and area was commissioned of Faye by The Tioga State Bank and is featured in their Spencer Branch Lobby. Their reference photos were black/white, of the 50’s era so it

was Crance’s choice to paint an autumn season. She

painted Spencer as a lovely town, peaceful, nestled in a valley, with great beauty also in the surrounding area.

In the 90’s, she experienced an accident resulting in a

right shoulder prosthesis and limited shoulder/arm

movements. Reminding herself that ‘she was not her shoulder’ she turned to drawing with pen & inks, and graphite’s on her lap and found that she could keep

working. Adjustments were learned with her limited recovery, and she was able to return to painting, as well,

with a pillow support under her elbow.

Crance has exhibited in International Juried Shows as well as Area, Regional and Museum Juried Shows, winning a Purchase Award (oils) by Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. as well as 2 nd place Watercolor award with over 150 artists exhibiting at the Arnot Mall, and several other Awards. She has taught drawing and painting to various groups, and her work is represented in collections throughout the United States. For several years she exhibited at the Windmill in Penn Yan, NY. Her work has been featured in the Random Harvest and the Moonlighter publications. She has taught various groups and was Teacher/ Facilitator several years at an Art Group at the Chemung County Van Etten Library, Van Etten, NY. Her work was the feature of the 2015 year summer exhibition of the Spencer Historical Society.

Giclee prints of her work are currently available at the Black Cat Gallery, Owego, NY.

Dear Readers, COVER DESIGN ‘Cats Rule’ (as they always do in any situation!) Pen & ink
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We will strip off the earth’s skin for oil. We will

destroy the beauty of our shores. We will

pollute the air for it. And we will kill for it. If we

cannot buy it for what we consider a fair price

we will take it by force.

~ Mike Mathers

CONTENTS

September 2017

Features

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VOL. 17, No. 1

Cover Design/Artist Statement …………….........................

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Owego’s Indian Maiden Sa-Sa-Na Loft (part 31) …

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Memories of Catatonk In the 1930’s & 40’s ......................

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Annie’s Corner …………………………………………………………… .…. 6

Battle of Sugar Loaf Hill (Part 14)

 

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Down Waverly Way …

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Senior Scene ……………………………………

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Writing From My Rocker ………………

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Our World, Our Home ………………………

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Animal Heart Tugs ………………………………

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Hoof, Woof & Whiskers ……………………………………

 

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Vote For Women (Part 3)

 

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Our Daily Bread

Mindclips ………………………………………

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Kiribati Diary (chapter 45) …………………

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25 th Richford Potato Festival

 

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Shanghai Adventures (Part 17) …………………………

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First Nation ………………………………………………………

 

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Three Amigos ………………………………………………………………

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Oktoberfest ……………………………………………………

 

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Yet Another One ………….…………………………….…………

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Puzzle Fun …………………………………………………………

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Legendarium A Screenplay (Final) ……………………

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Essential Oils - Then and Now (part 156) …

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Health & Fitness …………….…………………

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Not-So-Gourmet Recipes ………………….…

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Remembering 9/11 ………………………………………… ......

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A Laughing Matter …………………….………

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What’s Happening ..

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Poetic License ………………………

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Miscellaneous

Announcements ……………………………………………

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Home Improvement …………

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Car Care ……………………….……

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Dining Guide to Area Restaurants ………

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Businesses & Services Directory

 

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CONGRATULATIONS & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:

John’s Fine Foods, Owego, NY (41 years)

Fabrizio Law Offices, Binghamton & Owego, NY (32 years)

Side Hill Acres Dairy Goat Farm, Candor, NY (31 years)

Peak Performance Physical Therapy, Owego, NY (17 years)

Full of Grace Dance Studio, Berkshire, NY (15 years)

One Healthy Life, Newark Valley, NY (15 years)

The Red Door Thrift Store, Community Center

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Writing From My Rocker

By Hazel Goodrich

  • I think nearly everyone at one time or

another has wished they could express

themselves by writing - maybe a memoir,

an essay on politics perhaps, or even a

letter to the editor that an editor might

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actually enjoy reading. For me it has been this column, a

few poems, and scribbling short stories on any blank

sheet of paper that catches my eye. I also write a family

newsletter to save time and make sure everyone gets all

the news. That’s a bit lazy, I know, but no one gets left

out that way well, almost no one.

  • I have a daily journal and a prayer journal, too. The daily

journal is the one that catches all the bits and pieces of

my life and helps me remember the little things that

make us a part of who we are. Funny things the kids said

and did, headlines that were impressive, silly things I did

and don’t need to repeat. Personal feelings, love this,

hate that kind of thing, just for me to vent.

The prayer journal allows me to stay on track of needs,

and penciling in the answers is such an encourager. I

don’t like the way God answers sometimes, and

sometimes He exceeds my expectations, but He always

answers. This particular journal is a comforting way to

end the day.

Wanting to learn to express myself a little better and

maybe venture deeper into the writer’s world, I first took

a computer class to improve my typing and spelling

skills. That led to joining a writing group. These groups

do not criticize you or your writing, but offer help and

encouragement on many subjects. We read our work-in-

progress, exchange ideas, share resources, and I have

made some good friends along the way. It is a fun time.

The Emerging Writers is a group which will start up again

in Owego on September 13 at the Countryside

Community Center on Sheldon Guile Blvd from 5:30 -

7:30. We meet the 2 nd Wednesday of each month.

Maybe I will see you there!

Stay well and God bless!

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Ramblings of a Retired Mind

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles

and obstacles, have strengthened me.

 

You may not realize it but they may be the best thing

in the world for you.

~ Walt Disney

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F F EATURED L L IGHTHOUSE Fenwick Island Lighthouse Delaware In 1856, the United States Congress

Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Delaware

In 1856, the United States

Congress appropriated

$25,000 for the Fenwick

Island Lighthouse and on

January 11, 1858 a ten-acre

tract for the station was obtained from Mary C. Hall for only

$50. The Fenwick Island Lighthouse was completed on

December 29, 1858, but would not be lit until August 1, 1859.

The lighthouse was built on an isolated peninsula in the

southernmost portion of Delaware at the Maryland state line. It

is 87 feet tall, brick, with a central cast iron spiral staircase, and

equipped with a third-order Fresnel lens. It was automated in

1940.

The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1978 and remained

dark for several years. A public movement to save the

lighthouse resulted in ownership of the lighthouse being

transferred to the State of Delaware, and the lighthouse was

relit in 1982. In 1997, after extensive fundraising efforts made it

possible, the rapidly aging lighthouse underwent a full

restoration. It was rededicated in July 1998.

The lighthouse is owned by the state of Delaware and

maintained by the private, non-profit New Friends of the

Fenwick Island Lighthouse. The "isolated" lighthouse now

stands surrounded by a neighborhood of houses and

businesses. Visitors can enter the base to view a small

museum and gift shop. The lighthouse, however, is not open for

climbing. It was added to the National Register of Historic

Places in 1979.

BLACK-FOOTED FERRETS

- Over the past 20 years, one

of the most endangered

mammals in North America

has been making a comeback,

thanks in a large part to the

innovative work of the

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

and Conservation Biology

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Institute. In total, SCBI has produced 670 black-footed ferrets

at the National Zoo’s Front Royal facility, and more than 220 of

those have been reintroduced to their natural habitat in one of

the Zoo’s most successful conservation endeavors to date.

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Sand dunes in Death Valley National Park

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Straddling the border of California and Nevada, Death Valley

National Park is located east of the Sierra Nevada, and

occupies an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and

Mojave deserts in the United States. The park contains a

diverse desert environment of salt-flats, sand dunes, badlands,

valleys, canyons, and mountains. It is the largest national park

in the lower 48 states and has been declared an International

Biosphere Reserve. Approximately 91% of the park is a

designated wilderness area. It is the hottest, driest and lowest

of the national parks in the United States. The second-lowest

point in the Western Hemisphere is in Badwater Basin , which

is 282 feet below sea level. The park is home to many species

of plants and animals that have adapted to this harsh desert

environment.

A series of Native American groups inhabited the area from as

early as 7000 BC. A group of European-Americans that

became stuck in the valley in 1849 while looking for a shortcut

to the gold fields of California gave the valley its name, even

though only one of their group died there. Several short-

lived boom towns sprang up during the late 19th and early 20th

centuries to mine gold and silver. The valley later became the

subject of books, radio programs, television series, and

movies. Tourism blossomed in the 1920s, when resorts were

built around Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek. Death Valley

National Monument was declared in 1933 and the park was

substantially expanded and became a national park in 1994.

MYSTERIOUS MONUMENTS THAT BAFFLE SCIENTISTS

The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Considered to be one of the oldest and largest pyramids according to historians, the Great Pyramid
Considered to be one of
the oldest and largest
pyramids according to
historians, the Great
Pyramid of Giza is
located in Giza, Egypt.
Known as one of the
“Seven Wonders of the
World,” the pyramid

continues to confound archaeologists to this day. Many believe

it is impossible that the Egyptians built the pyramid on their own

due to the size and weight of the stones used to build them.

Some conspiracy theorists believe aliens were involved.

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When poor little Mowgli was found, he had been a little blind kitten, wandering

the streets, bumping into almost everything. No one cared enough to help the

little fella, and he was all

alone and scared. He didn’t

know if he would ever find

love or a home. Thankfully,

someone saw him, felt a bit

of compassion for him, picked

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him off at the vet, where

Kitty Quote Are cats lazy? Well, more power to them if they are. Which one of

they diagnosed him with 2 eye infections, costing him both his eyes.

Alison Smith later received a call about a little stray w ho needed a home, and

her being the compassionate person she is, she just had to take him in. She

could not say no to his precious face. “He was only 9-10 weeks old at this time

and was very scared and unsure of himself,” said Smith, the founder of Triple H

Miniature Horse Rescue. But of course, he was welcomed with open arms.

It didn’t take long for him to learn the hallways and navigate throughout the

entire house by himself using all of his other senses. And as soon as he got the

hang of things, Alison was then asked to take in another animal; this time, a

paralyzed dog found in a ditch, hit by a car. The poor little pup was scared and

helpless. She had frostbite and couldn’t ev en walk. It was clear that she was in

desperate need of some help…and love! The Chihuahua Pug cross named

Scarlett was extremely scared and needy. She didn’t know where she was and

didn’t even like being alone for one second. She would just begin to cry.

That’s when Mowgli and Scarlett met. And to Alison’s surprise, it was like the y

had known each other their whole lives. The two quickly became best friends,

running and playing all day long. Not to mention eating and sleeping together as

well. They couldn’t seem to get enough of one another. They became the

definition of inseparable . Scarlett not only found security with Mowgli, she found

love and hope. And nothing could ever break the bond that these two share.

And for Mowgli…he cannot see where Scarlett is but knows that she is never

too far. Whenever she comes close enough to him, he just wraps his paws

around her neck, as if to give her a hug.

“They are always together and play non-stop. They love to visit nursing homes

and travel together,” said Alison. They share a unique bond, one that even

humans have trouble forming with one another. And it is definitely not anything

to be tampered with.

A DOG’S LIFE - As perceived by a 4-year-old

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a 10 -year-

old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron

and Lisa, were very attached to Belker and they were hoping

for a miracle. I examined him and found he had cancer. I told

the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to

perform the euthanasia procedure for Belker in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa thought it would be

good for their four-year-old, Shane, to observe the procedure.

They felt that Shane might learn something from the

experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s

family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the

old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what

was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully

away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without

any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after

Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal

lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening

quietly, piped up, “I know why!” Startled, we all turned to him.

What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a

more comforting explanation. He said, “People are born so that

they can learn how to live a good life like loving everybody and

being nice, right?”

Shane continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so

they don’t have to stay as long.”

By Diana Oliver and Sally Fionti ADOPTING FROM A RESCUE
By Diana Oliver and Sally Fionti
ADOPTING FROM A RESCUE

To pet lovers, a "rescue" is an animal saved after being left

homeless and desperate or removed from an abusive

situation. "Rescue" is a way to save an animal in need.

Rescue organizations come in all shapes and sizes from

small private groups to large nati onal organizations.

Adopting from one of these organizations is a way to

acquire a purebred dog, cat, horse, etc., without the

sometimes daunting expense charged by breeders, or find

the right mixed breed to join your family.

Some rescue groups help a particular breed, and are made

up of members with a special understanding and fondness

for those animals. Some groups focus on elderly or

handicapped animals. Others accept all types of animals.

Most of these groups are listed on the internet under the

name of the breed they assist, their location or their

specialty. Just like rescues, shelters are in communities to

offer a last chance for pets in need and shelters and rescue

organizations often work together to provide the best

options for animals in their care.

Potential adopters should be prepared for a lengthy list of

questions regarding their suitability as a home. You will be

asked why you want this particular breed, how much

experience you have with it, what other pets you have, and

how you will care for it. You will be expected to provide

references which will be checked. You will be asked for the

name and phone number of your veterinarian and will be

expected to contact him or her to give approval for

information to be released. In many states, vets cannot

release this information without your approval. A

representative from the rescue group may visit your home

to check for suitability and safety.

Adopting a rescue animal (dog, cat, rabbit, farm animal ,

etc.) is purposely difficult. The animal's life is now the

responsibility of the group in whose care it is entrusted, and

is seriously guarded. There are consistencies among the

most reputable groups: you should be an employed or

retired adult, you should not have pets which are not

spayed or neutered, you must have no record of animal

cruelty, you must have impeccable personal and veterinary

references, you must have suitable living quarters for this

animal. Many groups require fenced yards for dogs, and

many do not approve electric or undergrou nd fencing.

Many will not adopt to families with very young children. No

reputable rescue group will adopt out a dog with a bite

history, or an unspayed/unneutered animal that is over six

months old . Rescued animals ARE NOT free. Ask about

the fee upfront.

Do not assume that because you are the first person to apply,

you will be chosen. Rescue animals always go to the home best

suited for them.

Criteria used to determine the best homes

include results from reference checks and home visits, gender of

other pets in the home, and experience of the potential adopter

with the type of pets in the home.

Please consider adopting a rescued pet. Save a life and in return

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The average adult female flea can lay 40 to 50 eggs per day.

It’s a common myth that garlic can ward off fleas.

Fleas are often infected with tapeworm larvae and they can expose

your pet and your family.

FABULOUS FUR

Some unique, incredible fur patterns on our

precious pets are impossible to ignore.

Whether the markings resemble a silly

image or flow into a stunning design, you

just can’t take your eyes off of them.

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Routes 38 & 79, Richford, NY

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Activities at the Richford Historical Society (the Grade School):

9am to 10am - INTRODUCTION - Pass the Potato, hot potato

10am to 11am - CORNELL RAPTORS BIRD EXHIBIT

11am - DR. WALTER DEJONG, Cornell University, talks about

potatoes; samples on display

11am to 2pm - MIKE THE MAGICIAN

11:30am - MASHED POTATO EATING CONTEST

8-under, youth 9-12, 13-adult - $1 entry fee

11:30am to 1:30pm - FREE Balloon Animals by CAYUGA TWISTER

1pm to 2pm - POTATO PRINCESS/TATER TOT PAGEANT

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Youth 3-11 eligible - $3 entry fee

2pm - POTATO SALAD CONTEST judging for the best potato salad

$1 entry fee

2 pm to 3pm - POTATO SACK RACE, 3-LEG RACE/ POTATO RELAY

Activities at the Richford Congregational Church:

9am to 3pm - Potato Soup, salt

potatoes, potato salad, hot

meatball subs, hot dogs, beverages

and pie by the slice!

11am to 3pm - Live Music

10am to 3pm - Vendors

All Day - Quilt Show

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10am to 2pm - Health Fair, blood

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8am to 12N - Fire Dept. Chicken

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Noon -- Bathtub Race

  • - Berkshire Library Book Sale

  • - Kids’ Coloring Contest (with Judging & Prizes at 2:30 p.m.)

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SShanghai Adventures (Part 17)

By Joan Fudala

NOTE: Shanghai Adventures is the diary of Joan Fudala

of Longview, TX (daughter of Karl Tiemann of Owego, NY).

S S hanghai Adventures (Part 17) By Joan Fudala NOTE: S hanghai Adventures is the diary

She was officially a tourist while her husband Carl was on a business trip in Shanghai.

Her diary covers the period of October 15th through November 1st, 2015.

10/28/2015

Breakfast in the lounge this morning and then walked Carl to the subway station. I

decided to visit the Science and Technology Museum. I took subway line 2 and got off at

the S&T stop. Once again, I was swarmed by locals trying to get me to buy various

tourist items. I said no to the shopping and found the entrance to the museum. The

flowers and bushes all looked immaculate and the shape of the museum was

fascinating. It was made of glass and had a curved entrance with an 80 -foot-high sphere

in the middle. In the entry courtyard, there was a large ornate statue of four dragons

holding up a sphere. The first thing I noticed was the hundreds of young children, in

groups of 25-30, each group dressed similarly and following an adult who carried a flag

on a pole.

After paying the 60 yuan admission, I entered the glass globe -shaped structure. The first

hammered in brass that were at least

15 feet tall on the walls. One listed 20

different elements and one was

shaped like a pyramid, another had a

circle shape.

I then entered into the World of

Robots. This was rather interesting as

one exhibit showed a robot solving a

Rubik’s Cube. Another had three

robots doing a synchronized dance to

music. Here is where I realized that

there were probably thousands of

children in attendance all wanting to

participate in the various challenges

involving robots with different

functions. There was a hallway

leading into an area focusing on

computer technology and micro ships.

There were numerous displays in this

area, but thankfully a lot fewer

children. This area also had the

results of some scientific testing like

cloned goats and cloned flowers.

S S hanghai Adventures (Part 17) By Joan Fudala NOTE: S hanghai Adventures is the diary

one of The World’s Most

Famous Cemeteries

S S hanghai Adventures (Part 17) By Joan Fudala NOTE: S hanghai Adventures is the diary

PETERSFRIEDHOF - Salzburg, Austria

exhibit had all sort s of stuffed animals, all mounted and set amongst other animals a

rhinoceros next to a giraffe next to a deer next to a zebra. One scene looked a little

more authentic it had a tiger pouncing on an antelope. The animals were at least

grouped together by country: American and Australian were separate. I quickly

assessed that this was probably a Natural History museum. That opinion was solidified

when I entered into an exhibit called The Spectrum of Life. It featured a two -story

waterfall in a tropical forest setting. There were stairs cut out of stone going around and

Dating back to 1627, this beautiful

cemetery is situated right at the base

of Monchsberg mount. Intricately

carved graves are nestled between

chapels and mausoleums belonging to

the city’s old elite.

in back of the waterfall, taking you through exhibits of insects, snakes, butterflies, and

birds. One area where there was information and displays of fish had a clear glass -

covered stream in the center of the walkway. You could get a better idea of the scope of

Notable Ghosts: Mozart’s sister,

Haydn’s brother

this area when you reached the top of the elevator going up to the second floor.

The first exhibit here was exclusively spiders. It had all types of information about their

eyes, their webs, and even had some activities for children to do. I was hungry, so I

bought a bag of crackers and a bottle of ice tea. Next, there were several designs

Insider Tip: The cemetery plays a

role in The Sound of Music as the

place where the Von Trapp Family

hides from Nazis.

FIRST NATION

Indigenous People of the land who never became citizens

More than 15 million indigenous people occupied North America

FIRST NATION Indigenous People of the land who never became citizens More than 15 million indigenous

before the Europeans arrived. By 1910 because of disease, war, and forced migration

their numbers had been reduced to less than half a million. Today their existence is

largely forgotten except as a plot device in Hollywood westerns. We celebrate the birth

of our nation on the Fourth of July, but on what day do we mourn all those who died

because of our ancestors’ imperial ambitions?

CROSSING BORDERS

By Richard Rodriguez

The myth of the dead Indian goes back to the Protestant settlement of the U.S. The

Pilgrims wanted to start a new life in America. They wanted to believe that in some

sense they had come to a new Eden and that they could leave history behind in Europe.

So they convinced themselves that this land had no history, that this was “virgin” land.

This made the Indians’ presence inconvenient. The Indians had to be either killed or

herded onto reservations, which were essentially concentration camps, and forgotten.

Their history had to be absolutely obliterated so that the Pilgrims could believe that they

were living on virgin soil.

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER FOR HEALING

Mother, sing me a song

That will ease my pain,

Mend broken bones,

Bring wholeness again.

Catch my babies

When they are born,

Sing my death song,

Teach me how to mourn.

Show me the Medicine Of the healing herbs, The value of spirit, The way I can
Show me the Medicine
Of the healing herbs,
The value of spirit,
The way I can serve.
Mother, heal my heart
So that I can see
The gifts of yours
That can live through me.

state flags - in order of statehood

1 - Delaware

FIRST NATION Indigenous People of the land who never became citizens More than 15 million indigenous

The flag of the state of Delaware consists of a

buff-colored diamond on a field of colonial blue,

with the coat of arms of the state of Delaware

inside the diamond. Below the diamond, the date

December 7, 1787, declares the day on which

Delaware became the first state to ratify the

United States Constitution.

Your own wounds can be healed with weeping, your own wounds can be healed

with singing; but the widow, the Indian, the poor man, the fisherman, stand bleeding

right there in your doorway.

~ Pablo Neruda

FIRST NATION Indigenous People of the land who never became citizens More than 15 million indigenous
:
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Three Amigos

Compiled and submitted by Roger and Esther

Guimond In memory of Sharon E. Lounsbury

A VISIT TO VENICE

: Three Amigos Compiled and submitted by Roger and Esther Guimond In memory of Sharon E.

We didn’t have an itinerary of places to visit in Europe,

nor did we have hotel reservations anywhere. It was that display

of semi-boldness that made it such fun. I guess you could say that

“wing it” was our motto. Our next stop brought us to Venice. What

a city! There is no traveling by car. We were allowed to drive our

car to a hotel, drop off our baggage, get checked in, and then

bring the car back to a designated parking area. I left Sharon and

Esther while I went car parking and then it was a ten -minute walk

to the hotel. From then on it was walking to whatever site we were

going to visit.

Our first hike was to St. Mark’s Square - a large square with a

huge bell tower complete with clock. Surrounding the area were

many little stores and cafes. A tourist could buy any of the curios

being sold at a fairly reasonable price. Not sure if we

bought anything can’t remember. The main thing one

will remember is the pigeons. There were not hundreds,

but thousands! People would sit on the benches in the

center of the square and feed popcorn to the pigeons. It

was an awesome sight. I always thought that the only

person making money was the popcorn vendor. To test the

popularity of pigeons and popcorn, I purchased popcorn,

placed it in my outstretched hands, extended my arms and

within moments I was completely covered by pigeons.

Esther and Sharon took pictures. All you could see was

pigeons. They must be trained to be good, because not

one left a mess on me.

We began our walk to the famous canals of Venice. What

a sight! There were curio shops and cafes up and down

the canal. It was a lot of walking. There were bridges at

regular intervals so you could cross to the other side of the

canal. We did stop at one of many cafes for a bite to eat

and to try their espresso. Espresso is very st rong,

somewhat bitter, and very expensive. A cup cost us $2 and

it was only a two-ounce cup. What a rip off!

It was getting toward early evening and we wanted to ride

in a gondola on the canals of Venice. After the usual

haggling about price (Europeans love to haggle), we

climbed into our gondola. Our gondolier (I guess that’s

what you call them) was at the end of the boat doing his

rowing. All this was done while he was standing. A minute

or so after we began moving, it was like you see in the

movies. Our gondolier began singing (he had a very good

voice) an Italian love song. It was a nice ride up and down

the canal. It was about a half -hour long. We saw more of

the sights we thought we missed when we were walking.

After getting off the gondola, we walked back to our rooms

and called it a night. It had been a long, fun day. In the

morning I took the ten-minute walk to the car, got the girls,

packed up the beetle and took off again.

The Three Amigos Roger, Esther and Sharon

EVER WONDER

. .

.

Why worms come out on the sidewalk after

it rains?

EVER WONDER . . . Why worms come out on the sidewalk after it rains? Most

Most worms live by burrowing little holes in the ground.

When it rains, those little holes fill with water. If the

worms didn’t get out of the holes, they would drown.

Sidewalks provide more solid support than dirt or grass

during a rainstorm.

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OKTOBERFEST QUIZ Test your knowledge of this celebration

QUIZ ANSWERS

  • 1. C

All beer served at the Oktoberfest

tents must be from one of Munich's

six breweriesPaulaner, Spaten,

Hacker-Pschorr, Augustiner,

Hofbräu and Löwenbräu. The beer

must also follow the

Reinheitsgebot. This "purity law"

was enacted back in 1516 to control

beer quality standards, and

stipulates rules such as the recipe

can only include barley, malt, yeast

and hops. Brews contain up to 6

percent alcohol after being

fermented and lagered for more

than 30 days. At the festival, the

beer is served in one -liter mugs full

to the brim.

  • 2. D

The first Oktoberfest did indeed

take place in October (October 12,

1810). The celebration now takes

place in September in part because

of better weather conditions.

Oktoberfest typically starts the

second-to-last Saturday of

September and runs through the

first Sunday of October. The

celebration has been around for

more than 200 years.

  • 3. A

At noon on the first day of

Oktoberfest, the mayor of Munich

kicks off the celebration by officially

tapping the first beer barrel and

shouting to the crowd, “O'zapft is!”

meaning, “It is tapped!” From that

moment on, the beer flows and the

  • 1. According to the rules of Oktoberfest, the beer must be…

(A) Saluted by the crowd.

 

festival has officially begun. During

the festival, beer is served on

(B) Aged in a barrel for 15 years.

(C) From one of Munich's six breweries.

(D) Accompanied by a giant pretzel.

(B) Aged in a barrel for 15 years. (C) From one of Munich's six breweries. (D)

weekdays between 10 a.m. and

10:30 p.m., and between 9 a.m.

and 10:30 p.m. on weekends. Tents

  • 2. Why do they call it Oktoberfest if it's really in September?

(A) A practical joke to confuse tourists.

officially close down by 11:30 p.m.

Since 2011, smoking has been

(B) The weather was better in September.

banned in the beer tents. Not only

will you not be served, but you may

also be fined for doing so.

(C) The first one took place in October.

 

(D) Both B & C

  • 3. What is the official rallying cry of Oktoberfest?

 

Enjoy the celebration, but please

(A) O'zapft is!

(B) Sis Boom Bah!

(C) Hakuna Matata!

drink responsibly!

(D) Geronimo!

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The multimedia

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Very Good Year,” covers

Sinatra’s life from his

early days in Hoboken, NJ

to his triumphant

emergence from

retirement. Sands’ show

would launch with

Sinatra’s early years,

backed by big bands and

Tommy Dorsey, and

stretch all the way to the

Madison Square Garden

comeback, while detailing

the various stops in

between. "People love

the show,” says Sands.

“They really don’t expect

what they’re going to be

seeing. It really is like a

musical. If you don’t feel

the song, it won’t get

across to the audience.

And every song Frank

Sinatra sang, he projected

that feeling.” It’s not a

spoiler to note that Sands

closes his show with

Sinatra’s trademark send

off, "Put Your Dreams

Away,” as made famous

in his ABC television

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WILL

AND A REVOCABLE TRUST

Will vs. Trust…

Will

Written legal document that takes effect at

death.

Legal document that provides for the

distribution of your estate upon death.

The Executor or Executrix manages assets

for the estate.

Alternate Executor can be appointed.

Irrevocable at death.

Requires probate process which can delay

distribution.

Matter of public record.

Requires formal notice possibly even to

those who are not named in the will.

If real estate is held in more than one

state, then it must undergo separate

probate.

Courts appoint guardian for beneficiaries

who are minors, requiring the guardian to

petition court for funds.

Does not provide for possible incapacity

during lifetime, requiring a court-appointed

guardian.

Requires estate settlement at death.

Trust

Written legal agreement that takes effect

during your lifetime.

Legal document that provides for property

management during lifetime and for

distribution upon death.

Trustee manages assets for the

beneficiary.

Successor Trustee can be named.

Joint trusts can be revocable or amended

at death.

No probate required, allowing for quick

distribution.

Private document.

Notice only to named beneficiaries.

No need for probate in more than one

state.

Trustee has discretion to pay to parent or

on behalf of minor no petition required.

No need for guardianship during lifetime.

You have, effectively, “pre-settled” your

estate.

Anyone who is considering these options

should meet with an attorney that

specializes in such matters.

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DID YOU KNOW

More than 15,000 Americans died of prescription opioid overdoses in 2015. That

is more than the total number of deaths caused by heroin or cocaine overdoses.

Canada has become the world’s second-largest per capita consumer of opioids

behind the United States.

The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not

have universal healthcare. It is also the only industrialized nation in the world

that still has the death penalty.

Health & Fitness

Fruits and vegetables are important to a healthy

diet, but the annual report from the

Environmental Working Group (EWG) that ranks

fruits and vegetables based on levels of

pesticides may leave you confused about what is

healthiest to eat. The EWG list is called the Dirty

Dozen and includes fruits and vegetables

considered "dirty" because of high levels of

pesticide residue. At the top of the list?

Strawberries, for the second year in

a row.

The Dirty Dozen:

 

Strawberries

Cherries

Apples

Spinach

Nectarines

Tomatoes

Peaches

Bell Peppers

Celery

Cherry Tomatoes

Grapes

Cucumbers

Rinsing fruits and vegetables thoroughly before

eating used to be the best advice, but the EWG

report also states that strawberries were "most

likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues

even after they are picked, rinsed in the field and

washed before eating.”

Although the statistics sound unnerving, the

USDA states that “overall pesticide chemical

residues found on the foods tested are at levels

HEALTHY SOUP CUTS CANCER RISK

Info provided by Second Opinion Health Alerts

Cancer researchers have found that miso soup can cut a woman’s risk of

breast cancer in half. The study also found the soup was most beneficial for

postmenopausal women. The study followed 21,852 Japanese women. The

women who drank three or more bowls of miso soup every day have

approximately one-half the risk of breast cancer compared with women who

below the tolerances established by the

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and do

not pose a safety concern.”

Also, the EWG report doesn't contain all bad

news. The good news is a list of fruits and

vegetables considered lower in pesticide

contamination the Clean Fifteen list.

consumed less than one bowl. Postmenopausal women had the greatest

The Clean Fifteen:

benefit.

Avocados

Miso is fermented soy paste made into soup. It is very popular in Japan.

Though there is a lot of controversy surrounding soy, this is definitely some

good news. Miso doesn’t seem to receive the negative press that soy often

Sweet Corn

Pineapples

Cabbage

receives.

Frozen Sweet Peas

Onions

Researchers suspect the genistein in the miso is what gives it the anti-cancer

Asparagus

attributes. Genistein is a major isoflavone in soy. These isoflavones are weak

Mangoes

Papayas

Kiwi

Eggplant

Honeydew

Melon

Grapefruit

Cantaloupe

Cauliflower

plant estrogens.

Oriental markets and health food stores sell this paste which is easily made

into soup. Bring water to a boil, let it cool substantially, and add the paste. Mix

to taste. Boiling the miso itself will kill the beneficial fermentation bacteria.

Still concerned? Experts suggest

buying organic fruits and vegetables

whenever possible as well as

purchasing produce at your local

farmers market ..

BLOOD PRESSURE SPIKES

(continued from last month)

Is your blood pressure higher (or lower) than usual?

Certain activities and/or habits can cause this…

YOUR COMMUTE

A stressful trip to the doctor can throw your blood

pressure reading way off once you actually get there. If

traffic or crowded subways got your heart racing, ask to

rest for five minutes before handing over your arm.

HOW HYDRATED YOU ARE

Dehydration can lower your blood pressure, so be sure

to drink plenty of fluids the day before and day of (and

every other day, too).

YOUR SMALL TALK

BLOOD PRESSURE SPIKES (continued from last month) Is your blood pressure higher (or lower) than usual?

Don’t be rude, but if the person taking your blood

pressure tries to make small talk, politely ask them to

wait until after the reading. Talking can raise your blood

pressure.

FIRST AID KIT

It’s good to be prepared in any kind of situation . You

should have a cabinet at home or a space or bag where

you keep an emergency kit, containing:

Two pairs of sterile gloves

Sterile dressings to stop bleeding

HEALING FOODS FROM THE BIBLE (Part 9)

Chicory and Endive

Chicory and endive were among the seven bitter herbs of

the Last Supper. Chicory appears in the oldest complete

herbal we have, from the first century A.D., and both were

respected by all the great sages of Western medicine.

BLOOD PRESSURE SPIKES (continued from last month) Is your blood pressure higher (or lower) than usual?

Chicory juice is a folk remedy for tumors and cancers of the liver,

stomach, and uterus. The leaf, boiled with honey, is used as a gargle

for cancer of the mouth. The juice from its macerated leaves is sedative

and soothing. It relieves edema and has been used as a remedy for

Plain or hemostatic gauze

Scissors

Soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect

Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection

Burn ointment to prevent infection

Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes

Eye wash solution to flush the eyes

asthma, dysmenorrheal, dyspepsia, and it was always regarded as an

aphrodisiac, its seeds used in love potions.

BLOOD PRESSURE SPIKES (continued from last month) Is your blood pressure higher (or lower) than usual?

The latex of endive (a milky substance in the plant) has been

used for cancer of the uterus, tumors of the liver, spleen, and

throat, and hardening of the spleen. Endive is used to increase

bile flow and with chicory is said to dissolve gall stones.

Thermometer

Prescription medications you take every day

(you should periodically rotate medicines to

account for expiration dates)

Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose

and blood pressure monitoring equipment

Medicine dropper

First Aid book

Non-prescription drugs (aspirin or non-aspirin

pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication, antacid,

laxative)

There is a story of an 86-year-old woman who found that after drinking

a cup of the combined juices of chicory, endive, and escarole once a

day for six months, her osteoporosis had all but disappeared. Because

of the bitter taste, she mixed in carrot juice or beet juice to sweeten it.

She feels this has significantly strengthened her bones and says she

would recommend it to any older person who is worried about falling

and breaking brittle bones.

Chicory root has two heart benefits. It slows a rapid heartbeat, and it

also has a mild heart-stimulating effect. Chicory coffee is reportedly

excellent for cleansing the liver and spleen, as well as for treating

jaundice.

SKIN TIP

Use baking soda to prevent athlete’s foot.

Sprinkle baking soda on your feet and between

your toes. By absorbing moisture, it can help

prevent itchy, unsightly athlete’s foot.

Tea made from chicory root and endive is said to be good for getting rid

of gallstones. Add 3 tablespoons of chopped chicory root to a quart of

boiling water, reduce heat, simmer for 20 minutes, remove from heat,

add ½ cup of finely cut raw endive, cover and steep for 45 minutes.

Drink 2-3 cups between meals and again about two hours before

bedtime.

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ANNUAL SOAP FOR HOPE DRIVE RESULTS:

A GENEROUS COMMUNITY OUTPOURING

Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) expresses our sincere

gratitude to the community for their support of the annual

Soap for Hope campaign in May 2017. Due to the generosity

of donors, we received 2,793 soap, detergent, and other

personal care items to be distributed through the food pantry

to families in need.

This campaign is also made possible by the support of the

following businesses, churches, and organizations that hosted

the collection bins: the Owego American Legion, Barleycorn,

Candor American Legion, Chemung Canal Bank, Community

Bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar Apalachin, Family

Dollar Owego, First Presbyterian Union Church, Germany

Hill Church, Lawler’s, Nick’s Garage, Owego Elementary,

Owego Lion’s Club, Owego United Methodist Church, Peak

Performance, Price Chopper, Riverview Manor, Scott Smith &

Son, St. Patrick Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Styling Corner,

Sword & Spirit Christian Fellowship, Tioga County Sheriff’s

Department, Tioga Opportunities,

Tom Ash Agency, the VFW, and

Zion Lutheran Church.

On behalf of the staff and guests of TCRM,

thank you for your kindness and generosity .

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P P oetic License MY LIFE AS AN APPLE, A PEAR By Katharyn Howd Machan It’s

PPoetic License

MY LIFE AS AN APPLE, A PEAR

By Katharyn Howd Machan

It’s survived a hundred years

and more, the red glass platter

my Czech grandmother carried aboard

the ship and wagon that got her, pregnant, to the house in green Ohio where she became Bohunk, despised. Four

P P oetic License MY LIFE AS AN APPLE, A PEAR By Katharyn Howd Machan It’s

ALONE WITH GOD

By Rev. Stanley L. Moody, Sr.

O a quiet hour alone with God Away from the cares of the world we trod Away from friends and away from foe Yes, God lifts the cares when to Him we go

PEAKABU

Through the dark sparkling spectacular night a jet beacon flashes across the shimmering neighborhoods

of huge star clusters as if

they’re standing still.

John Gardner Hazard

P P oetic License MY LIFE AS AN APPLE, A PEAR By Katharyn Howd Machan It’s

children, all playing piano, matching candlesticks of the same red glass on shawls that protected polished wood

above ivory and ebony keys. She

heaped that platter, I’m sure, when she could

with fruit for holidays, and thick-shelled nuts

before she boiled the chicken and dumplings

that called for fresh mushrooms, good dill.

  • I never knew her and yet I still

polish the glass from Bohemia.

  • I can only wish that when I die

my only son or daughter will.

P P oetic License MY LIFE AS AN APPLE, A PEAR By Katharyn Howd Machan It’s

THERE IS A BETTER WAY TO LIVE

By Lena Sherwood

The only way to happiness is to realize God is king If we would only listen more he would make our hearts sing If we could stop the sin and sorrow that makes life sad If we could help others more, then we would be glad If we could be more gentle and caring It would surely be a gift worth sharing When you see someone hurt your neighbor, give them a hand God gave up plenty and we need to take a stand When we are more forgiving, then we will really be living God is our ruler and He makes the rules If we follow them closely, He will count us as his jewels It is only when we try to keep the peace That all the wars and fighting will cease So, love your neighbors, be honest and true

And God’s blessings will come to you.

WHAT THE QUICK SAY TO THE DEAD.

By Bruce Christ

when i float with the clouds

  • I shall become one.

when feed the trees, become one.

When hummingbirds nest within these orbs,

  • I will shelter them with silence,

When crows peck my flesh

  • I shall become them

and fly in myriad raucous glee before the wind and rain.

When knowing peace

  • I shall peaceful go --

and in knowing peace peace know.

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You never know when you'll need to land a plane on the Hudson River, so learn what you can at every hand and keep lots of sticks in your quiver.

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A SALUTE TO SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS By Dick Anderson I have had many jobs since I

A SALUTE TO SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

By Dick Anderson

I have had many jobs since I retired from IBM, but the most rewarding was my years as a school bus driver for the Candor School District. I admit you must like kids and have patience. The kids are full of life. This is a little poem I wrote a few years ago, during my tenure with the school.

  • I am a school bus driver

  • I am really proud to say

I drive the kids to their school

Each and every day

Johnny I was looking in the mirror

I watched you when you threw it” “Must have been Billy,” he says I think I seen him do it

HARVEST TIME

By Rev. Olivia Armstrong

What seeds have you planted this year?

Did you plant a tree, weed, or me?

Did you plant a flower, tower, herb or a word? Harvest Time

  • I have you on my mind . Still trying to find

  • I know where I am going with this Is there something we missed? Harvest Time

Let me give you an idea Of what we all go through So if you decide to become one You will know just what to do

I finally get them all on the bus And head for school in town I look at the inside mirror And no one is sitting down

I’m looking in the mirror

The blurriness is getting clearer

It’s bringing you nearer.

Harvest Time

Chris is the first one on And he always has a smile

But when I turn my eyes away

He’s running down the aisle

Emily is the next one on And she always has a frown

  • I seem to have a problem Making her sit down

Then there is Johnny, Billy Katie and Sue

I’ll have a full load

Before I am through

Looking in the mirror

  • I see Johnny throw a ball

I holler Johnny stop thatHe says “I didn’t do nothing at all”

I let out a real loud roar And glare with my best frown I want everyone in their seats And all sitting down

They all smile and sit down They are not afraid you see

They know I think the world of them And they seem fond of me

I listen to their problems I know when Mom is mad I hear about the fight last night Between her and Dad

To me they are like family

Taking the place of my own Who have grown and moved away And left an empty home.

Trying to escape this alternative fate Is it too late? I’m at the gate

  • I do have a date. Nobody knows

because of all those “damn foes.”

Harvest Time

Is it a miracle or is it spiritual? Is it synchronicity or a true mystery? Who gets the facts? Is this where the world is at? Playing a guessing game Are we going to die or survive or thrive? Harvest Time

We are at the beginning Of a new world’s ending I’m not confused; I’m definitely not a fool We are not going to lose Time is of the essence

and that’s our true blessing

A SEPTEMBER DAY

It’s happening again this September

The echo of the cries of 3,000 souls

So very difficult in mind’s eye to remember

The emotional drain each year takes a toll

The sights and sounds of buildings falling Trying to fly like birds on the wind Tortures the souls of those remaining Wishing the memories would be dimmed

The definition of 911 forever changed Heroes and murderers were born that day Each in their own way coming to fame Both facing burning Hell come what may

By Kathy Ostrander

A SALUTE TO SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS By Dick Anderson I have had many jobs since I

The murderers are still there to this day Leaving others with tortuous memories The Heroes were able to fly away Facing Hell they left legendary stories

Stories revisited each and every year For some these stories are of brave men and women Others the memories still recreate the fear As each of these visions is summoned

For me I think of 3,000 new stars in the sky Each one winking at me from above As I look at them way up high I send each and every one of them my love

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Saturday, October 7, 2017 Sunday, October 8, 2016

10 am-4 pm 10 am-4 pm

27 Annual Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers Show & Sale Saturday, October 7, 2017 Sunday, October 8, 2016

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* Free Admission * Carving demonstrations both days * Food and Beverages available both days * Prizes donated by local carvers ** Raffle Wood quilt of local historical buildings

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Paul and Cindy Talley

Van Etten, NY

Paul Talley grew up performing with his family in 83

countries as well as all 50 states. He began recording with

Word Records at the age of 11. For many years Paul ran

from the Lord and played in a variety of Rock and Roll and

Country bands, receiving Warner Brothers contract offers.

After coming to know the Lord personally, he pastored for

16 years and now he and Cindy travel full time in musical

evangelism. Paul plays the trumpet, accordion, keyboard,

ukulele, guitar and sings, leading worship and mini stering in

the Word. Cindy accompanies on the bass guitar.

Revival services Sunday, Sept 17 th , 11:00am & 7:00pm,

Monday, Sept 18 th , Tuesday, Sept 19 th

and Wednesday, Sept 20 th at 7:00pm

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