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COVER ARTIST

Lawrence Felton
Candor, NY

Dates to Remember
JULY
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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Canada Day
Civic Holiday (Canada)
Independence Day
Birthday of my friend Firecracker Pat
Alley Cat Allies founded (1990)
World Elephant Day - While we mourn the
estimated 25,000 elephants being killed each
year for ivory, we must do more than ever
before to protect those that still roam the
forests and savannahs of Africa.
Bastille Day (Canada)
Ramadan Ends (Islam)
First Manned Moon Landing (1969)
Simon Bolivar (1783)
National Parents Day
National Dog Day
Birthday of George Bernard Shaw
World War I began (1914)

AUGUST
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Friendship Day
15
Panama Canal opened (1914)
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National Aviation Day
21
PETAs 35th Birthday
26
Woman Suffrage (1920)
August is National Immunization Awareness Month.

Lawrence found a town in PA


named Felton. A woman at the York Historical Society
stated that in 1884 the town was called Oakgrove.
Because it wanted a post office and there was already
a town by that name, the town changed its name to
Felton after a Felton man who worked for the railroad
and lived in Philadelphia, PA. As far as she knew, no
Felton ever lived in Felton.
Lawrence was born on May 12, 1917 the second
child of Voy Felton and Emily Rosetta Watkins Felton
in Lathrop Township. While in Nicholson, PA high
school, he wrestled lightweight for four years and
never lost a match. He went to PA state tournament
for three days with three matches per day, and won
them all. He graduated from high school in 1935 and
two weeks later went to work at Baileys making
ironing boards. Later that year, October 10, 1935, he
started work at IBM where he worked for 38 years as a
tool maker and designer. In 1963 he and Edna moved
to Boulder, CO where he worked for IBM from 19631975 (retired) and became a member of the IBM
quarter century club.
Lawrence joined the military in Wilkes Barre, PA in
1943 and was in training as an Aviation Cadet in San
Antonio, TX when the war ended. After retiring to
Cape Coral in September 1976, he joined the Cape
Coral Yacht Club and Wood Carvers. He took many oil
painting courses and became Bob Ross Certified to
teach painting flowers. He lived in Cape Coral for 26
years.
In approximately 1998, a group of artists, including
Lawrence, carved in marble the life-size Florida State
Cougar which now resides in the Cape Coral City Hall.
He carved the head on the cougar.

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His hunting buddy and beloved dog as a young boy


was Lindy, named after Charles Lindberg, the
famous aviator.
This is Lawrences second Moonlighter cover painting.
His first cover was the incredibly beautiful Santa Claus
on the December 2014/January 2015 issue.
Lawrence turned 98 on May 12th!

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July/August 2015

VOL. 14, No. 11/12

Features

Cover Design/About the Artist ................. 2


Memories of Catatonk In the 1930s & 40s ............. 4
Kiribati Diary (chapter 24) ............. 5
Back On Broad Street - Down Waverly Way .......... 6
Owegos Indian Maiden Sa-Sa-Na Loft (part 9) ... 8
Senior Scene ...................... 10
Writing From My Rocker ................. 12
Reflections of A Formerly Angry Woman .. 13
Candors July 4th Celebration . 14
Our Daily Bread .................... 16
Mindclips ..................... 17
Legendarium A Screenplay (Episode 6, Part 1) . 19
Annies Corner . 21
Health & Fitness ..................... 22
Our World, Our Home ................. 24
Animal Heart Tugs ................. 25
Annual Spencer Picnic ...... 26
First Nation ... 31
Not-So-Gourmet Recipes .................. 32
Essential Oils - Then and Now (part 135) .......... 33
Newark Valley Days . 34
Word Search Puzzles & Mazes ................. 36
Poetic License ........................... 40
A Laughing Matter ................... 42
Alternative healing Modalities .................... 43
Whats Happening .................... 44

Miscellaneous

Announcements
Home Improvement .............................
Car Care ...................................
Dining Guide to Area Restaurants ......................
Businesses & Services Directory ......................

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Reminderthis is a combined July and August issue.


There will not be a separate issue printed next month.
We will resume monthly publication with the September
issue (our 14th anniversary issue!)
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of errors or omissions resulting from non-camera-ready ads. Opinions
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MEMORI ES OF CATATONK

I N THE 1 930s & 40s

By Dick Anderson

Catatonk once had its own post office,


railroad passenger station, tannery,
blacksmith shop, stores, gas stations,
hotel, feed mill, sawmill, milk station,
oil line pumping station and several other small businesses.
Most of these were gone before my time except the feed mill,
sawmill, stores and gas stations. The buildings housing the
post office, milk station and railroad passenger building were
still standing, but long unused. The back or old part of the
feed mill was once a hotel. The building, now housing the
Tioga County Highway Dept., was built to house a pumping
station for the Standard Oil Company pipeline. It was taken
over by the county many years ago, probably in the 1920s.
Everyone still called it the Oil Station in my youth.
Along with freight, passenger service was offered by the
railroad in the 30s and early 40s. It cost ten cents to ride
from Catatonk to Owego. Normally the train did not stop in
Catatonk, but if there were passengers waiting, Gerald
Hollenbeck, acting as a representative of the railroad, would
wave a red flag. The train stopped, passengers got on and
paid the conductor. I did this several times, all alone at an
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early age, riding to Owego to visit my aunt. After I got there it


was a mile walk from the station to her home. No one thought
it unusual. The Owego/Ithaca spur line connected with the
main line in Owego, across the river, east of the present
Court Street Bridge. A passenger and freight terminal was
located there, along with a turntable, so an engine could be
turned around for its trip back to Ithaca. The main line of the
Lackawanna Railroad ran along the river where Route 17 is
now.
Looking back to those long ago days, present society would
probably wrinkle its brows and say no way would I want to
live like that. Its truewe didnt have the technological
advances enjoyed today. There was no TV, computers, cell
phones, or thousands of other wonders taken for granted in
todays world. We didnt miss them because we didnt know
what they were. The only thing I would want, if time sent me
back to those years, would be todays medical advances.
Many diseases and illnesses considered minor today were
fatal in the past.
But we enjoyed life. We spent little time in the house. If we
were not doing chores, we were enjoying the great outdoors,
fishing, swimming, sleigh riding, hiking and many other
activities young people seem to overlook today. But times
were different, too. Boundary lines meant little. If you wanted
to go hiking, hunting or just wander around the hills, no one
paid much attention. Posted signs were seldom seen. If one
appeared, we assumed they were for out-of-town people. Not
us. We went everywhere.
Swimming pools were unheard of around our area. That was
what creeks were for. We swam in the mill race in Catatonk
Creek behind the mill, or beneath the bridge on Catatonk Hill
Rd. (which in our time was called Germany Hill Rd.), and
other spots along the creek.
Our favorite swimming hole was behind the County Highway
Dept. People came from all over to enjoy that spot. There
was a tree along the bank with branches hanging over the
water ideal for jumping. In addition, the roots were such
that we could swim under the tree. The first time I tried it I
almost panicked because I could not see the exit. Made it,
though. As we age our attitudes change. In my youth,
chasing and trying to catch snakes was fun. I no longer
desire to swim in creeks, but if I did and saw a snake, I would
be the second man in history to walk on water! Age creates
cowards or common sense. Ill let you decide in my case.

Some people try to turn back their "odometers."


Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this
way. I've traveled a long way and some of the
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Ki ri bati Di ary

~ To be continued

Submitted by and in memory of Kay Perkins


In 1997 Kay Perkins began a 2-year
stint in Kiribati as a member of the
Peace Corps. While there, she kept
a diary of her experiences. She graciously shared this diary
with us, so that we can share it with our readers.

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR

2/9/98
Last night Tabwakis wife brought me three hot dogs! I ate
one with onions and ketchup on bread. Im so glad that
someone is paying attention to me! I was teba teba when she
came and when I went over she was teba teba: she was
soaped from her chin down and still had her lava lava on.
I wonder if they just wash through the lava lava? I did
practically nothing today. This was the day we were to go to
Kabu but didnt because of high seas, I guess. So I wrote
letters and read. I bought rope and tied my two L.L. Bean
bags up from a beam, actually a whole tree trunk. I got them
off the ground, cement floor anyway and got rid of all those
boxes. I want to clean up outside tomorrow. Wrote many
letters. The plane came in early and my letters didnt go out.
Of course! Well, thats life in Kiribati.
2 /1 0 /9 8
Tonight has become one of my weepy nights. I spent a couple
of hours with Reata this A.M. Went down to the radio shack.
Mamoa was there and busy, so I didnt stay. Sounds like there
is going to be a presidential convention or something that was
even in English. I went to see Noam but the nurses office was
locked. I rode out the road past there as far as I could go. The
road becomes sand. Then I walked out to the end of the
island. The tide was coming in on both sides and it was
beautiful. You can see the next islet; in fact, it was so close
you may be able to walk over there at low tide. Most of the
area out there is cleared and park-like. There is a fairly large
cemetery out there. One stone says in English I loving
memory. Its amazing what they dont pick up from the
Imitongs. Anyway I came back, read awhile, worked on work
plans and then teba teba. It is now 7pm and I havent talked to
anyone since 12N; I get so lonely! I cant understand why Im
not invited to eat with someone. Ive got to have a Bua!
I worked on cleaning up the yard some more, but it will take
the two years Im here to get it looking good.
2 /1 2 /9 8
I couldnt even write yesterday. It was such a horrible, very
bad day! I didnt have anything planned, so decided to go to
the MAs office. I stayed there for an hour or so and he never
came around. And when I was riding home I see there was a
Uniami meeting in the Maneaba. I put on my brake to stop
and walkwell, the bike skidded and I fell. One of the older
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men came out and helped me up. I was so embarrassed. I


got home and started to cry. I couldnt stop. In the PM, I went
over to the council offices and sat. The Treasurers assistant
was there and an IPO. He said he had to tell me something
and wrote me a note saying there was going to be a change
in IPO position. Instead of it being a warrant job it was going
to be funded by the national government and there would be
an election for the post. I told him I was sad and started
crying again. I came back to my house and held my head and
cried. He went by on his bike and saw me holding my head
and asked if I was alright; of course, I said yes. Later
Tabwakis wife came over and saw me crying and borrowed
my bike and went for Noam, the MA. He came up on his
motorcycle and sat with me for over an hour. Hes here
without his family and said he could understand my
loneliness, but he was able to make friends here. He said he
told them to make my house near the MAs house and could
see how I was isolated and lonely. He got me buckets and
buckets of water, filled everything I could fill and promised to
bring a girl to help and be my friend. About 7pm he brought
the daughter of the family he lives with, Mirotaake. She is to
come each morning and evening to carry water and clean
around the house and to help me with Kiribati language. It
really was a relief to have her come. No more carrying water
at last! She came this AM and sat with me about an hour and
helped me practice Kiribati. She was surprised to see I could
write in Kiribati; if only I could hear in Kiribati!

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SRAC will also hold a huge rummage sale at this event.
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bartender why. He lowered his reading glasses and looked at me
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Rok-wa-ho Loft and his two sisters, Sa-sa-na and


Ya-go-weia. They were Mohawks of unmixed
blood, direct descendants of the great
Thayandanegea, who took the name Joseph Brant
when he was baptized.
Thayandanegea, the chief of the Six Nations,
became a Christian and turned his attention to
the spiritual needs of his people. He translated
into Mohawk the gospels of Matthew, Mark and
Luke, the book of Genesis, the Episcopal Book of
Common Prayer and other Christian writings. His
illustrations of the Gospels awakened inquiry in
the Loft family and they too were converted.

NOTE TO READERS

We ran the story of Sa-Sa-Na Loft, Owegos Indian Maiden, in 39


parts, from March 2005 through May 2008. Due to requests to
repeat the story, and for the benefit of new readers who missed it
the first time, we are re-running the story. It was lovingly compiled
by Marilyn Searles, who passed away as we were going to print
with the first chapter. We hope she enjoyed reading it in heaven,
and will enjoy this encore!

Owegos Indian Maiden


Sa-Sa-Na Loft

(Part 9)
Compiled and submitted by, and in loving memory of
Marilyn T. Searles

Sa-sa-nas mother, born in the Canajoharie area,


left the valley of the Mohawk River with her tribe
soon after the Revolutionary War began. Her
reservation home, known as The MohawkWoods, was located on the Salmon River in
Canada, and was exclusively Mohawk of unmixed
blood under the direct influence of Brant.
Rok-wa-ho Loft and the oldest of the three sisters
daily trudged the 16-mile round trip to school,
then taught Sa-sa-na. The wife of the resident
reservation minister, Mrs. Givens, took a personal
interest in Sa-sa-na; she spent several months in
the Givens home, where her superb intelligence
and lovely singing voice were polished. Sa-sa-na
then returned home to teach her younger sister.
When the family arrived in Owego, Sa-sa-na could
compose graceful prose and poetry in English as
well as her native language.

Owego Embraces Sa-Sa-Na:


The railroad accident took place in Deposit, about 50 miles
east of Owego, so why would an Indian girl who was not a
resident, and did not die in the village, be buried in
Owego?
In February 1852, two concerts were being given at the
Episcopal and Presbyterian churches to raise funds in
support of Christian education and missionary work among
the Mohawk people. Judge Charles Avery, an amateur
historian and student of Indian lore, saw the
announcement in the church bulletin and offered the
hospitality of his home to three Indian visitors from the
Mohawk Reservation in Canada. He was fascinated with
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~ To be continued

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cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
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1 Sheldon Guile Boulevard, Owego. Many agencies
and businesses will be on hand to provide you with
the most up-to-date information available on a variety
of topics. Admission is free, and great door prizes will
be given away during the event. We look forward to
seeing you there. Please contact Tina Barto at
607-687-4120, ext. 331 with any questions.

MEDICARE 101 SEMINAR PLANNED

Will you be new to Medicare in 2015? Do you have


Medicare, but would like a review lesson? If so,
Medicare 101 was designed for you! Join us on
Tuesday, Sept 1st from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at Tioga
Opportunities, Inc.s Countryside Community Center
(9 Sheldon Guile Blvd, Owego). Come and gain
knowledge that could prevent late enrollment
penalties or coverage gaps. Learn ways to possibly
enhance your finances. Call the Department of Aging
at 607-687-4120, ext. 344 to sign up for this beneficial
workshop. Space is limited, so call today!

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED

Dept. of Aging Home Delivered Meals Program


Volunteer drivers are needed for the Home Delivered
Meals Program in Tioga County. Continued support
from the community is essential to this valuable
program. For more info, call Kristin Sherman (Nutrition
Coordinator) at 687-4120, ext. 324 or email
ksherman@tiogaopp.org

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What a Wonderful Community!

Tioga County Rural Ministry wishes to thank all of


our supporters who hosted a Soap for Hope bin in
their church, place of business, school or organization AND all
who contributed to our bins. With the help of so many, we are
able to distribute soap, shampoo, toilet paper, dish and laundry
detergent, among other products, to the guests who come to
our food pantry. The following contributed to a record collection
of 4,719 products, up from 3, 216 last year: American Legion,
Barleycorn, Bridge of Hope Ministries,
Candor Key Club, Community Bank, NA in
Owego and Nichols, Community Shop,
Dept. of Social Services, Dollar General,
Flemingville United Methodist Church,
First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Union Church, Home
Central, Johns Fine Foods, New Beginnings Beauty Salon,
Nicks Garage, Owego Elementary, OFA Key Club, Peak
Performance, Price Chopper, Scott Smith & Son, St. Margaret
Mary Church, St. Patrick Church, St. Pauls Episcopal Church,
Royal Automotive, the Sword & Spirit Christian Fellowship,
Thompsons Grocery, Thrivent Financial, Tioga Boys and Girls
Club, Tioga County Courier, Tioga Co. Sheriffs Department,
Tioga Opportunities, Tioga Opportunities Housing Services,
Owego United Methodist Church, Zion Lutheran Church &
School and the VFW. On behalf of our staff and all of our
guests, we thank you for your great generosity!
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Open Weds-Sun 10am-5pm; Mon & Tues by app't.

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The Traveling
Talleys
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 ministering in
the Word. Cindy accompanies on the bass guitar.
The Talleys will be ministering Sunday, July 12th at
11:00am & 7:00pm, and Monday through Wednesday
at 7:00pm at Highway Tabernacle Assembly of God,
922 State Route 224, Van Etten, NY.

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Writing From My Rocker


By Hazel Goodrich

My rocker is, once again,


positioned so I can watch
the birds through the window.
I am delighted to see most
of my feathered friends are
visiting on their way to New
York and thrilled to have new friends! The
Brown Thrasher, Mocking Bird and Towhee
have all made our yard a stop-over. They
splash happily in the bird bath and sing a
happy thank you song all the daylight hours.
Yesterday I was pleased to meet Daphne,
Dora and Lily, the canine children of our
church organist and the sweetest
acquaintances I have made so far. They sized
me up, found me acceptable and made me
welcome. How refreshing to have friends
whose only requirement is a pat on the head.
Their momma has raised them well!
My new friends garden is ablaze with the
loveliest lilies I have ever seen, in a setting of
sedums, trailing vines and impatiens. Many
varieties of flowers that will only grow in pots
up there winding their way in and out of
breathtaking hues of yellow, pink, red and
purple. I think this must be a little bit of what
Eden must have been likejust gorgeous!
Making new friends can be hard, especially at
our age, but what a blessing to have found this
area where people are so friendly and love to
share their homes and gardens. I still long for
my family and friends there, but it has become
a bearable burden.

announcements
new business:

Creekside Diner, 8088 Rt 38, Newark Valley

congratulations & happy anniversary:


July
Goodrich Implement, Johnson City (81 years)
Buds Place, Apalachin (35 years)
Toms Hardware, Waverly (16 years)
Chucksters, Vestal (5 years)
Susquehanna Fishing Supplies, Owego (5 years)
Stilettos Hair & Nails, Waverly (4 years)
August
Pleasant Valley Kennels, Newark Valley (38 years)
Hilltop Service Center, Owego (22 years)
Owego Bowl, Owego (15 years)
Friends Diner, Maine (13 years)
Patchwork Angels Quilt Shop, Endicott (12 years)
Good Shepherd B&B, Newark Valley (11 years)
Best Friends Dog Grooming, Waverly (4 years)
Quilters Haven, Owego (4 years)

businesses closing:

Glendale Spirits, 1226 Rt 17C, West Endicott


Endicott Feed & Tack, 1320 Campville Rd, Endicott
Books I Should Have Read, 105 S. Duane Ave, Endicott

To make friends, you must be friendly. To make good friends, you must be
good to them. To keep friends, you must be trustful and loyal. In this
wonderful country of ours, we have the freedom to pick and choose our
friends, areas we want to live, what education goals, and more importantly
how, when and where we worship. Be grateful and proud of your United
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Reflections Of A (formerly) Angry Woman


By Eileen Morock

taking stock of my generation

We didn't start the fire,


It was always burning
Since the world's been turning.
We didn't start the fire,
No, we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it.
(We Didnt Start the Fire ~ Billy Joel)

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I was always proud to be a Baby Boomer, a member of the


raucous, outspoken generation that I felt would change the
world. We preached tolerance, peace and love. What
happened? Did we give up? Or give in - to the worlds
temptations and greed? It seems weve made little progress
toward stamping out prejudice, bigotry and bullying.

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JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say?

Murders, assassinations, hate crimeshardly a day goes by


that we dont hear about another killing of innocent people, in a
church, in a movie theater, in a schoolhate crimes beyond
comprehension or rationalization; mind-numbing ignominy.
China's under martial law, Rock and roller cola wars,
I can't take it anymore.

~ continued on page 43
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Candors Historic 4th of July Celebration


June 28 and July 2-5
No entrance fees
Every year Candor has a 4th of July celebration
with a parade, fireworks, a carnival with rides, and
other community events. Candor always has an
impressive celebration. The parade has all sorts of
community organizations including different
music, the Lions Club, the American Legion, the
American Legion Auxiliary, local fire departments,
ambulance squad, etc.

CANDOR JULY 4TH FESTIVITIES SCHEDULE

82 Main St.
Candor, NY 13743

Store Hours:

Mon-Fri 8-8
Sat 8-6; Sun 8-3

Redemption Center Hours: Saturdays 8-1

Sunday, June 28:


4pm: Candor Little Mr./Miss Candor Contest
Sponsored By the Candor American
Legion Post #907 - at the Candor
American Legion, Spencer Rd., Candor
7pm: Community Patriotic Musical and Hymn Sing
This Is My Country
(Sue C. Smith and Russell Mauldin)
at McKendree U.M. Church, 224 Owego Street
The area churches have come together to present this
program. The evening will include a Community Hymn
Sing and refreshments. The offering will be given to
The Candor Food Pantry. Come and join in an evening
of fun and celebration of our country.
Thursday, July 2nd:
6pm: Kiddie Parade line up at 5:30pm
at the Ambulance garage
69pm: Bingo
610pm: Carnival
Friday,July 3rd
610pm: Carnival
FIREWORKS at Dusk

Please bring a box or canned item to fill our trailer in


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Wheelers. Benefits the Candor Food Pantry.
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Saturday, July 4th


10am: Parade line up on Church St.
Chicken BBQ follows the parade
69pm: Carnival
69pm: Bingo
7 pm: Candor Community Chorus Concert
I Dream a World- Candor H.S. Auditorium

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CANDOR JULY 4TH FESTIVITIES SCHEDULE


(contd)
Sunday, July 5:
12N: Horsepull behind the Candor Legion

STRAITS CORNERS COUNTRY STORE

JULY 4TH AN OPPOSI NG PERSPECTI VE

By Chris Marion

I recently talked with a man from Liverpool, England and


asked how Americas War for Independence is taught in
British schools.
Oh, it was a long, but minor skirmish, just a dust-up,
really. King George didnt want to be bothered, and the
people didnt want to pay the price in lives or money,
but rebellion cant be tolerated, so
Now you must realize that we saw you as a
sorry lot of ill-equipped farmers, foolishly
defying the worlds most powerful
government. We put ardly any money or
effort into it, and at the end, when you
refused to be loyal to the King, we just said:
OK, live or die on your own! We didnt need
your kind, anyway. I must admit, though, youre doing
quite well, and now I find myself havin a pint with a
descendent of one of those bloody Yanks. You go figger,
I cant.
We laughed and clinked glasses.
Heres to you, my friend, I said.
Right-o. And eres to you,
Mate, he replied.
As you can see, history, when
written by the defeated, is quite
different from the same events when
written by the victors. God has blessed America and,
hopefully, will continue to do so!
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Our Daily Bread


THE PASTORS STUDY

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Serving the elderly and those in need in


Tioga County through your generous donations
SERVICES:

Emergency food pantry


Emergency assistance with rent, utilities,
fuel and prescriptions
Referrals to other agencies
Other assistance as needed
Thanks to all who supported our May
Soap for Hope drive!

FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY AT TC RURAL MINISTRY


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Because theyve seen a
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Freedom . . . Freedom . . . Freedom!!!


It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Galatians 5:1 NIV
Welcome to the Pastors Study. Throughout the New Testament, we read
how Christ has set us free. Too often, we dont fully appreciate from what
He has set us free. So being that the topic of freedom and independence is
a common theme for July, lets look at that from which Jesus has freed us.
The first Scripture passage Im sharing is Romans 6:18. It reads:
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to
righteousness
And, building upon that thought Paul adds a little further down in verse 22.
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to
God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
The first thing we have been set free from is sin - that which separates us
from God. When Jesus gave His sinless life on the cross of Calvary He paid
the debt that we each owed to God. Each of our sins is an offense to God.
The only satisfaction is death. [The wages of sin is deathRom. 6:23a] As
the old hymn tells, He paid a debt He did not owe. I owed a debt I could not
pay. Additionally William Barclay notes, Christian freedom is not a license,
for the simple but tremendous reason that the Christian is not a man [or
woman] who has become free to sin, but a man [or woman], who, by the
grace of God has become free not to sin. Isnt that something to celebrate?
Secondly, He sets us free from the power of death. Certainly we all will die.
However, to die apart from God and to venture off into eternity without Him
is not something any of us want to do. We must remember Jesus promise
to Nicodemas in John 3:16, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish
but have eternal life. Therefore, the promise of eternal life frees us from the
fear of death and its power over us.
And lastly, there is a very wonderful subtlety that we find in the word that
Paul uses that translates free [eleutheria]. In addition to the idea of being
free from something, it carries with it the freedom to do that which is right.
Not only have we been set free from sin, death, and the law [the religious
rituals and ceremonies; i.e. works], we have been set free to serve our
God in righteousness. To the Romans, Paul says they are now free from
sin and have become slaves to God [Romans 6:22]. And to the Galatians he
says they are free to serve one another in love [Galatians 5:14]. With this
freedom comes a wonderful privilege and responsibility.
So, as we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as Americans by watching a
parade, waving the flag or picnicking with friends and family, let us be sure
to thank God for the freedom we enjoy as Christians - the freedom that
Christ bought for each of us with His own life!
God bless you. See you in Church.

Pastor Jim Rice

First Baptist Church of Endicott


Email: pastor_fbcendicott@yahoo.com
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Mindclips

By Ann Lowdermilk
On a recent flight due to leave
St. Paul, Minneapolis to Detroit,
our plane was in the process of
seating the last of its passengers.
The window seat next to my husband Dave was still
vacant when a tall man came down the aisle, stopped
at our row, smiled broadly and announced, Hi! Im
your neighbor! Upon taking his seat, easy
conversation followed. Our new neighbor, Greg, was in
sales, selling those dome covers that are used to
house huge piles of salt or other materials, protecting
the contents from the weather and also from entering
uninvited into the ground underneath. A warm
personality by nature, our new neighbor spoke of his
line of work, his love for his wife and four kids, and
how he missed them when he traveled.
Somewhere in the conversations during the flight,
Greg relayed the experience that on a recent flight, he
was seated next to a mother with a baby and a
toddler. The mother was harried with the squirming of
the unhappy older child while the baby struggled to
find sleep. Greg introduced himself to her by saying
that he was the father of four children and very
experienced with little ones, and could he possibly
help her by holding the baby. Surprised at such a kind
offer, she passed the little one into his unfamiliar arms
where the tiny child promptly fell asleep. The mother,
relaxed for the first time in hours, addressed the needs
of the toddler, bringing the two of them into peaceful
composure.
Since returning home, I have reflected on those
wonderful introductory words this fellow traveler
spoke to usHi! Im your neighbor! Such words
usually apply to those who live on our street, or
perhaps in our general area, so to see ourselves
interlocked with humanity in those tiny segments of
time when we are moving about is to draw an
astonishingly wide circle incorporating others into our
sphere.
I believe that Greg lives easily in this expanse, and
having been his neighbor in the sky for but a brief span
of time has reminded me again how we are all fellow
travelers on this amazing earth and that there is a
good chance that we have provisions within us to
refresh each other along the way.
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RIGHT ON, ANDY ROONEY!


I dont believe in Santa Claus, but Im not going to
sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in
December.
I dont agree with Darwin, but I didnt go out and hire
a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his
theory of evolution.
Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be
endangered in any way because someone says a 30second prayer before a football game. So whats the
big deal?
If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would
expect to hear a Jewish prayer.
If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect
to hear a Muslim prayer.
If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would
expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.
And I would not be offended.
So, I dont think a short prayer at a football game is
going to shake the worlds foundations.
Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling
us to cease praying. God help us!

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bible story for children

Daniel in the Lions Den (Part 1 of 2)

Just as the Assyrians had grown in


power and finally taken the Ten Tribes
or Northern Kingdom of Israel their captives, the
Babylonians, or Chaldeans, captured the Southern
Kingdom of Judah, as foretold by Jeremiah and other
prophets. The people who were taken from Judah to
Babylon were among the highest in their nation,
some of them princes and noblemen.
Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, was kind to the
captives and allowed them to build their own homes
and raise their own crops. But these people never
forgot their homeland and beloved city of Jerusalem,
and they taught their children to worship God as they
had once been taught.
Nebuchadnezzars respect for the Jews grew as he
saw the way they prospered in his land, and he gave
orders to a prince to choose from among the Jews
some young men of noble standing, fine appearance,
and brilliance of mind, to come to a special school at
the palace. Here the wisest men of Babylon would
teach them to be special assistants to the king.
Among those chosen for this great honor were
Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. For three
years they were in training before they were
presented to the king.
In the palace, these four young men were served the

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My mind has a thought


To stay right here.
There are memories
That bring a tear!
~ Marg Scott

Prayer For A Friend

(Offer it for a friend whos on your heart


today, or anyone who needs a blessing.)
Father, bless my friend in whatever it
is that You know they need this day!
And may their life be full of your
peace, prosperity, and power
as he/she seeks to have a closer
relationship with you.
Amen.

In the palace, these four young men were served the


same foods and wines that were given to the king;
but, according to Jewish law, they could not eat
them. They asked to be given only vegetables and
bread instead, and in ten days, they looked finer and
healthier than all the others who stood before the
king. Nebuchadnezzar promoted them to high
positions in his court.
After Nebuchadnezzar died, the kingdom of Babylon
began to fall. Several other kings reigned, and finally
one named Belshazzar came into power. Belshazzar
was an unwise ruler and he even served his banquet
guests with the golden dishes that had been stolen
from the Temple at Jerusalem. During the feast,
Gods hand wrote a strange message on the wall that
only Daniel could interpret. It told that Belshazzars
kingdom was going to be taken from him by the
Medes and Persians, and it was that very same night.
The Persian Empire that conquered Babylon was
greater than that of the Assyrians or Babylonians, for
it covered all the Bible lands. Its ruler, Cyrus, sent an
old man named Darius to rule over Babylon. Daniel,
although now old himself, served Darius as he had
other kings.

Seen on a sign outside a local church


Our world revolves around the Son.

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Legendarium -A Screenplay
By Mackenzie E. Anders

Episode 6 Part 1:

Into the Evil Legendarium


(It is a couple days later and Kylie is leaving her house and it
shows her grabbing her skateboard. She gets to the pool and
there arent that many people there. It shows her getting into
the pool. She is swimming when Ethan, Eli, and Max walk in.
Kylie gets out of the pool. She goes over and grabs her
towel. It shows the guys talking.)
Eli - When are you guys going to make up, it was a mistake
and shes sorry.
Ethan - She embarrassed me.
Eli - Youre unbelievable.
(They all walk away and Ethan stands there and looks at
Kylie. No words are spoken!)
(Later that night Kylie is sitting in her room on her bed with
her laptop when her dad walks in.)
Kylie - Hey Dad!
Mr. Foster - Hi honey, what are you doing?
Kylie - Just doing some homework.
Mr. Foster - So are you okay?
Kylie Yes, why wouldnt I be?
Mr. Foster - I heard you and Ethan are not getting along.
What happened?
Kylie - We just had a disagreement, but I dont know how to
make it better.
(That minute the Legendarium starts to vibrate, but Mr.
Foster does not see it.)
Kylie - Hey Dad, I really have to finish my homework!
Mr. Foster OK, good night.
(Mr. Foster gets up and leaves Kylies room. Kylie grabs the
Legendarium and opens it up. The Guardian comes out.)
Guardian - Its time.
Kylie - Time for what?
Guardian - To go into the evil Legendarium, but first are you
sure you want to do this?
Kylie - I choose this, Im ready!
Guardian - Are you sure you want to do this alone? We can
call the others to help you.
Kylie - No, you need someone to stay here.
Guardian - Okay lets get started.
(Kylie grabs the evil Legendarium and lays it on the bed. The
guardian starts to do a chant. The book starts to glow and
Kylie enters the evil Legendarium.)
(The next thing she knows she is waking up on the ground.
She stands up.)
Kylie - Where am I?
~ To be continued
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The only exercise some people get is jumping


to conclusions, running down their friends,
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TRAI N SAFETY
The National Transportation
Safety Board has long called for
inward-facing video cameras on
trains which would help provide
crucial information about
crashes. And the kind of nextgeneration speed control
systems that Congress has
ordered installed by the end of
the year could have prevented
countless accidents over the
years. The systems use
transponders, wireless radio and
computers to prevent trains
from going over the speed limit.

Annies Corner

tell them in person? If communication is only done


through devices, where does the watching reactions,
observing body language, and noticing tones fit in? (old
school lessons)

COMMUNICATION AGE:

LOSING ART OF COMMUNICATION


By Anne O. Stout

Here we are, in the age of the Internet, getting more


information daily than we ever had before. Most
every household has a computer, and many have
Internet on their cell phones. iPad, tablets, electronic
notebooks are everywhere, allowing family and
friends to keep in touch even over great distances.
(What a miracle this would have been for me when
my husband was serving in the Navy. When the ship
pulled out, it would be 3 weeks to a month before I
got any letters.)
Postings on social media such as Facebook and
Twitter are at an all-time high and yet psychologists
and those in the medical/mental fields are concerned
we are losing the ability to communicate face to face;
in person, in other words.
I read an article recently that asked a few questions:
How many of your Facebook friends are actually total
strangers? Have your deepest conversations in the
past six months been with Facebook or other media
strangers? How many face-to-face, deep
conversations have you had in the past six months?
I see postings from one person to their significant
other proclaiming their love, but I wonderdo they
tell them in person?
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Another issue concerning mesome of the people you


may talk to on-line. We read stories all the time about
child pornography fans and the like. How do you know
who or what the stranger on the other end may be?
One also must be careful about facts you look up on the
Internet, as not everything is true.
Another issue today is the access the law authorities
have to your Internet records. If you are suspected of
something they can confiscate your records, so being
careful what you say on-line is a good idea.
Privacy - what they can and cant have access to - is
closely being examined by lawyers and judges, but who
knows what the final laws will allow. Cell phone
records can be taken too.
The devices are also being used for bullying, and
harassment of others. That is really being a chicken in
my book; if you cant say it face to face then you
shouldnt say it at all.
Talk to your friends, your family; face to face like it
should be; not always through a device. Sometimes is
one thing, but not all the time.
Go out to lunch, have a cup of coffee or a drink; get to
know each other face to face.

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Health & Fitness


THE BODY' S VASCUL AR SYSTEM
How much do you know?
Veins are thicker and stronger than arteries.
True or False?
Answer: False. Because veins transport blood at a
lower pressure, they are not as strong as arteries.
Veins are cylindrical and have three layers like
arteries, but vein walls are thinner, less elastic and
less muscular than those of the arteries.
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The blood leaving your capillaries takes about 30


minutes to return to your heart. True or False?
Answer: False. It only takes 23 seconds for blood to
be pumped from your heart to your body and back
again.
A varicose vein is a damaged, bulging blue vein
that appears only in the legs of older women.
True or False?
Answer: False. Although women are three times
more likely to get a varicose vein than men, a
varicose vein can show up as a hemorrhoidin both
men and womenand even in the scrotum, where
they are known as varicoceles.

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requires a huge effort. Why? It may be that the
body is conserving resources and, possibly, the
person isnt doing enough to recharge.
Mood booster: Find activities that make you happy
and feel productive. Even simple tasks like washing
the dishes, clearing clutter or shopping for a special
meal can have a big effect on energy level. Seek out
other small pleasures too, like spending time with
friends or renting a chick flick. Its OK to pamper
yourself.
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THE VAL UE OF SWEATI NG


Sweat you must, if you want to reap the benefits of working
out. Tracking around 204,000 adults ages 45 to 75 for more
than six years, Australian researchers discovered that
adding a dose of vigorous exercise to your workout your
respiration increases, you can only talk in short sentences
and you sweat delivers substantial benefits.
Compared with folks who exercise only moderately, if more
than a third of your activity is vigorous, you will lower your
risk of early death by 13 percent. Compared with people
who don't get any activity, your risk of a too-early-end is
slashed in half. How does sweating do that? Besides helping
rid your body of toxins, sweating increases your
cardiovascular strength, boosts your
endorphin levels (which relieves stress
and the related health risks), and
stimulates your skin's natural antibiotic
properties, increasing your resistance to
colds and other infections.
If you have diabetes, heart issues, or are obese, work with
your doc to establish a walking routine and when you can,
add some vigorous exercise. Pushing it even a little bit
delivers benefits.
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Stroll Down Memory Lane


If Youre Under 55You May Never Have Seen These

Old style gas pump before


it became fashionable to
pump your own gas.

Green penmanship letters over the


blackboard, to teach us our letters
do they even teach script anymore?

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Flashy cigarette
commercials

Malt shop - where teens


enjoyed a cheap date or
hung out with friends
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OUR world,
Our home

AGENT ORANGE FOR ALL OF US

The USDA is considering approving a genetically engineered


cotton seed designed to withstand massive doses of 2,4-D -a key component in the Vietnam War defoliant Agent
Orange. This is terrible news. The expanded use of 2,4-D
would have potentially devastating impacts on pollinators, our
health and the environment.

NATURAL PHENOMENON

So why is the USDA taking these risks? Because more


pesticides = more profits for chemical companies like Dow,
which makes the 2,4-D-resistant cotton seeds.

Fi re Whi rls

A fire whirl, also known as fire devil or fire tornado, is a rare


phenomenon in which a fire, under certain conditions, forms
a whirl. Vertical rotating columns of fire form when the air
currents and temperature are just right, creating a tornadolike effect. They can be as high as 30 to 200 ft tall and up to
10 ft wide but only last a few minutes, although some can last
for longer if the winds are strong.

THE MOST
CROWDED PLACE
IN THE MILKY
WAY

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image presents


the Arches Cluster, the densest known star cluster in the
Milky Way. It is located about 25,000 light-years from Earth in
the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer), close to the
heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is, like its neighbor the
Quintuplet Cluster, a fairly young astronomical object at
between two and four million years old. The Arches cluster is
so dense that in a region with a radius equal to the distance
between the sun and its nearest star there would be over
100,000 stars! At least 150 stars within the cluster are among
the brightest ever discovered in the Milky Way.
These stars are so bright and massive that they will burn
their fuel within a short time (on a cosmological scale that
means just a few million years). Then they will die in
spectacular supernova explosions.
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The evidence is clear: using even more toxic pesticides


would be catastrophic for our planet and our health. 2,4-D
has been linked to serious health issues including cancer,
Parkinsons disease and reproductive harm. Whats more,
neighboring organic crops could be contaminated -threatening farmers with losing their organic certification.
If the USDA approves Dows GMO cotton, it could add
millions of pounds a year of 2,4-D to our crops and the
environment. The result? Poisoned soil and water. Harm to
birds and fish. And because 2,4-D is such a powerful
herbicide, using more of it would wipe out even more of the
milkweed and other food sources needed by our dwindling
monarch butterfly and bee populations!
This isnt just about one new GMO seed. And this problem is
bigger than the threats to our health we face from pesticides
and GMOs. Its also about the unraveling of ecosystems and
decimation of organisms, like pollinators, that are essential to
our food supply. Its about increased pollution in our water
and soil. And its about the potential for pesticides to drift
onto organic farms, harming organic farmers and reducing
the supply of this safer alternative for our families.

Our waterways are turning into rivers and seas of trash.


Marine debris poses a severe health and safety risk to
people and animals living in coastal communities
everywhere. Marine life like sea turtles, seals and dolphins
need help. Ocean trash, especially plastic, is threatening
them all. Plastic trash often breaks into bite-sized pieces;
when marine animals accidentally swallow them, they can
suffer from internal obstruction, malnutrition, and even die.
Cleanups are an important way of removing marine debris
from our seas and other waterways. However, we need to
find long-term, permanent solutions that prevent marine
debris from entering the ocean in the first place. The
growing use of plastics is outpacing our ability to prevent
them from harming our ocean.

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Did You Know?

In the last 4,000 years no new


animals have been domesticated.
Kitty Quote
Cats do not have to be shown how to
have a good time, for they are unfailingly
ingenious in that respect.
~ James Mason

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please be aware of how hot
the sidewalks and asphalt
road surfaces become in
the summer months. Weve all
heard the expression
Its hot enough to fry an
egg on the sidewalk! We
wouldnt walk barefoot on
such a surface, nor would we
allow a small child to do so,
so why would we make our

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our precious pets do it? The picture above showspsreecriioouuss bpuertns sdtooita? dogs
sensitive paws caused by walking on the hot sidewalk. Some pets become
unable to walk due to the pain they suffer from these burns.
They cant tell us what theyre experiencing, so we must use common
sensethey depend on us to protect them from harm.

IN THE NAME OF MEDICINE

During the highly secretive and horrific world of military training, thousands of
live animals are violently shot, stabbed, dismembered and killed every year.
Documents have revealed shocking abuse of animals by military service
members. Training courses are attended by members of the Navy, Air Force
and civilians led by a company called Deployment Medicine International
(DMI), which is the self-proclaimed largest trainer of U.S. military forces in
operational medicine.
Instructors shoot live pigs in the face and limbs, cut into them with knives to
cause massive bleeding, and carve open the pigs chest and cut out its
heart. Pigs who are apparently inadequately sedated try to wake up while
theyre being mutilated.
Shooting, stabbing, and otherwise maiming animals is an ineffective and
crude way to teach human medicine, but its great at fostering callousness
towards others.

Did You Know?


A pigs squeal can range from 110-115 decibels. Compare that to
the Concorde jet, which is usually less than 112 decibels.
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too soon. We love and miss you. R.I.P.

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A Family Event August 19-22
This Years Theme:
Spencer: Under Construction
The Spencer Picnic is one of the
longest running Town/Village fairs in
the United States. It is held in the
center of the Village of Spencer, NY in
Nichols Park, adjacent to the Spencer
Middle School. The park opens each
night at 6pm and at 11am on
Saturday.
The Spencer Picnic is brought to you
by the Spencer Chamber of
Commerce. It is an alcohol-free event.

AMUSEMENTS AND RIDES

The Spencer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome


back Main Event Amusements. Each year they bring us a
brand new midway with more rides, games, food and fun.
Main Event Amusements of Salvay, NY provides a variety of
rides and games for kids and adults of all ages!
The tickets you purchase will be good every night of the
event. The larger the package, the better the value.
1 ticket = $1.00; 20 tickets = $18.00
Ride bracelet specials will be
available each day.

VENDORS & FOOD

There are many different vendors on the picnic grounds.


You can find everything from hand-made wares to glow-inthe-dark light sabers. Local businesses and organizations are
there to provide you with information or to offer you an
opportunity to win one of the many raffle items.
The Spencer Chamber of Commerce and the Lion's Club
both provide food booths all four days of the Picnic.
Everyone gets drawn in by the smell of sausage, onions and
peppers, burgers and more cooking over the open grills!
Deep fried goodies, pizza and more are available, as well as
snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy and drinks of all kinds.

PARADE

Although the parade is always held in the village of Spencer,


due to State regulations in construction zones the parade
will be moved to the side streets of the village.
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SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, Aug 19

6:00pm-Close - Ride Bracelet


All You Can Ride (Cancelled if rain)
6:00pm - Bingo Opens
6:30pm - Kiddie Parade - Gene Reynolds Stage
8:00pm - Miss Spencer Picnic Pageant
Gene Reynolds Stage

Thursday, Aug 20

6:00pm - Bingo Opens


6:30pm - Little Miss & Mr. Pageant
Gene Reynolds Stage
8:00pm - Spencer Lip Sync Battle
Gene Reynolds Stage

Friday, Aug 21

6:00pm - Bingo Opens


7:00pm - Gene Reynolds Stage
9:00pm - Gene Reynolds Stage

Saturday, Aug 22

7:00-9:00am - Breakfast Food Booth by the


Tri-County Bow Hunters
9:00am-2:00pm - Car Show
Tennis Court Parking Lot
10:30am - Parade

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Schedule (contd)
Saturday, Aug 22

11:00am - Chicken BBQ - Provided by the Spencer


Masons
1:00pm - Ping Pong Drop
1:00pm - Bingo Opens
12:00N-5:00pm - Ride Bracelet - All You Can Ride
(Cancelled if rain)
5:00pm - Orange Crate Derby
Tennis Court Parking Lot
8:00pm - Cheyenne - Live Music
Gene Reynolds Stage
10:30pm - Fireworks by Young's Explosives Corp
featuring LBH

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PAGEANTS
Miss Spencer Picnic
Teen girls entering 8th grade through 12th grade can
enter this pageant. Deadline for sign-up is August 10.
The pageant will be held on Wednesday, August 19 at
8:00pm.
Little Miss & Mister
Boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 6 may enter
the Little Miss & Mister Pageant. Entrants must live in
the Spencer-Van Etten school district. Entries are
limited to the first 20 contestants and deadline for
sign-up is August 5. The pageant is held on Thursday,
August 20 at 6:30pm.

SPENCER LIP SYNC BATTLE

Spencer Picnic's 1st Annual LIP SYNC BATTLE will take


place on Thursday August 20th at 8:00pm on the
Gene Reynolds Stage in Nichols Park. Any contestants
wishing to participate must register before August 16.

KIDDIE PARADE

The Spencer Picnic Kiddie Parade will take place


Wednesday August 19th at 6:30pm for kids 12 and
under, at the grandstand in Nichols Park, Spencer.
Contestants should come at 6:15pm to sign in and get
a number. The theme of Picnic this year is SPENCER :
UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Contestants may dress up
according to the theme or in any costume they like.
There are various prize-winning categories with cash
prizes and free ride tickets. Contestants do not need
to live in the Spencer Van Etten area. Visiting friends
and relatives are very welcome to enter.
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30TH ANNUAL SPENCER PICNIC CAR SHOW!

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 9am2pm


One of the only FREE car shows around. The Spencer
Picnic Car Show has been a Free show since it started
in 1984. Trophies are
provided by Tioga State
Bank, tee shirts from
Spencer Agency Inc.,
Mayors Choice Trophy
sponsored by Ehrhart Energy Products, door prizes
from C&S Auto, Sams Auto Parts, Tompkins Trust
Company, Jegs, Summit Racing, Advance Auto,
Maguires, Parkview Pizzeria.

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ORANGE CRATE DERBY

The Orange Crate Derby is Spencer


Picnic's annual wheel-to-wheel race for
any INDIVIDUAL between the ages of 8
and 15 or any LOCAL BUSINESS within
the Spencer Van Etten community.
To join in the fun, build a car, complete
an application, and bring them to the
race at Spencer Picnic.
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WHI CH MUSI CAL


TRI VI A GAME
Match the song to the musical.

1. Younger Than
Springtime

A. So. Pacific
B. Oklahoma!
C. The King and I
D. Damn Yankees

2. I Could Have
Danced All Night

A. Easter Parade
B. My Fair Lady
C. Oliver!
D. Man of La Mancha

3. Too Darn Hot

A. Pal Joey
B. Babes In Arms
C. Kiss Me, Kate
D. Annie Get Your Gun

4. Youll Never Walk


Alone
A. Man of La Mancha
B. Carousel
C. The Music Man
D. Sweet Charity

Hundreds of Vendors Displaying:


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$1 Parking Fee
No dogs, bicycles or skateboards allowed
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5. I Get A Kick Out of


You
A. On the Town
B. On Your Toes
C. Can-Can
D. Anything Goes

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Food prices in U.S. Cities


50 years ago (1965)

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Eggs: 53 dozen
Coffee: 83 per pound
Bacon 81 per pound
Milk: 53 per half gallon
Round Steak: $1.08 per pound

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TOP 10 TV SHOWS IN THE U.S.


35 YEARS AGO (1980-81)
Dallas The Dukes of Hazard
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Indigenous People of the land


who never became citizens

The Pueblo Revolt


In 1680, exhausted and embittered by decades of Spanish
exploitation and religious persecution, the Pueblo Indians
united in rebellion. It was largely native priests who organized
the revolt that drove the Spanish colonists out of Pueblo lands
and successfully kept them out for 12 years.
Both the 1680 revolt and the alliance that made it possible
were accomplished under the guidance of a native priestly
leader of San Juan named Pope. It was a duty he would have
taken with the utmost seriousness in anything but the most
trying times. That such a man, with such dedication, would feel
he must mastermind the attack on the Spanish indicates just
how bad times had become. During the attack, half the
colonists were slain, along with most of their livestock.
Afterward, such was the disrepute of the Europeans among
the Indians that everyone was urged to give up all European
goods. And such was the disrepute of the Catholic religion that
native priests held rituals to unbaptize the converts, to free
them of that malign influence.

1 0 YEARS AFTER KATRINA


10 years after the most
catastrophic natural disaster
in U.S. history, many
devastated areas in New
Orleans are worse off now
than they were before the
storm. When Hurricane
Katrina hit in August 2005,
more than 1,800 people died and damage was estimated at
more than $100 billion, making it by far the costliest
hurricane ever. Millions were left homeless. While inspecting
homes in the wake of the disaster, rescue teams
investigated each home for damage and dead bodies.
In New Orleans alone, 134,000 housing units were
damaged, and while there have been impressive rebuilding
efforts, some abandoned homes and businesses still bear
evidence of the destruction.

Though the Pueblos succeeded in keeping the Spanish out of


New Mexico only until 1692, when the collapse of their alliance
opened the way for the Spanish to reoccupy the region, the
Revolt of 1680 was a long-term success, at least for the
Pueblo peoples. Never again did the Spanish try to impose
their religion or their culture with such brutal ferocity as they
did before the revolt. They permanently lost their appetite for
total submission from the inhabitants of the pueblos.
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NOT-SO-GOURMET RECIPES
RICH STRAWBERRY PIE

RASPBERRY-RHUBARB JAM

1 qt. fresh strawberries (or frozen)


1 cup spring water
2 cups apple juice
3 Tbs. tahini
cup brown rice syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
8 Tbs. kuzu
2 Tbs. agar flakes

2 cups rhubarb, cut in -inch pieces


2 cups fresh raspberries
5 cups sugar
1 pkg powdered fruit pectin
tsp. butter (to control foaming)

By Michele L. Moelder

By Pat FitzGerald

Wash strawberries and remove leaves and stems. Place


strawberries (except 8 for garnish) and all other
ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.
Pour blender ingredients into a 2-quart pot and place on
stove. Bring to a boil. Stir continuously. Lower heat and
continue stirring until mixture thickens.
Pour in prebaked pie crust (recipe below) and allow to
gel in refrigerator for about 2-3 hours. Garnish pie
with sliced fresh strawberries.

EASY WHOLE-WHEAT CRUST

Loaded with bacon, eggs, onions and celery

Preheat oven to 375. Beat together spring water, oil


and salt. Add flour and mix well. Press into a greased
pie plate. Bake 10-15 minutes. Fill.

Recipe printed with permission


from Michele Moelder, from her cookbook
HEALTH BEAT NATURAL FOODS COOKBOOK
Available for purchase at
Health Beat Natural Foods & Deli
214 Main St, Johnson City, NY

2 avocados
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon

1/2 cup cilantro


1/2 minced jalapeno
Lime juice
Salt

Mash avocados with tomato and cilantro. Add remaining


ingredients, blend thoroughly and serve.
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Pat FitzGeralds recipes are available in


GRANDMAS KITCHEN COOKBOOK.
Makes a great gift! Also available on CD Rom.
Stop and see Pat at 841 Owego Road, Candor
or call 607-659-5739.

Creamy Red Potato Salad

cup safflower oil


3 Tbs. spring water (add more if needed)
Pinch of sea salt
1 cups whole-wheat pastry flour

BACON GUACAMOLE

Crush rhubarb and raspberries in large saucepan (do not


use aluminum). Add fruit pectin and bring to a hard boil.
Add butter and sugar all at once and return to a hard boil.
Boil one minute. Skim off foam; ladle at once into hot
sterile 8 oz. jars and seal.
Makes about seven 8-oz. jars.

2 lb. clean, scrubbed new red potatoes


6 eggs
1 lb. bacon
1 onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
2 cups mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes
and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes.
Drain and set in the refrigerator to cool.
Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring
water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover
and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium
high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set
aside.
Chop the cooled potatoes, leaving skin on. Add to a large
bowl, along with the eggs, bacon, onion and celery. Add
mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste.
Chill for an hour before serving.

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essential oils - then & now

(Part 135)

Marijuana

Beta-caryophyllene is the medicinal chemical


found in Marijuana. Its the part of the plant scientists have
proven effective treating inflammation, chronic pain,
atherosclerosis, and osteoporosis. Unfortunately, Marijuana
has hazardous addictive brain-altering, hallucinogenic effects
that creates the high recreational users crave. It dangerously
adversely impairs thinking, mood, and physical health.
Beta-caryophyllene is found in trace amounts in black pepper,
oregano, basil, lime, cinnamon, carrots and celery. Marijuana
contains 35% Beta-caryophyllene. Copaiba contains 55%.
The highest quality copaiba trees containing the highest
amounts of Beta-caryophyllene are found in the Amazon. The
resins and oil have no harmful components, and no harmful
effects.

We cant always stock the specific essential oils and


supplements people want. We suggest that people become
members of Young Living so they can get their products
delivered at their door whenever they want. Wholesale is
24% off. You can join Young Living as a customer and pay
retail. For wholesale membership you can purchase one of
3 starter kits. One kit is $40 plus shipping/tax and contains
samples and a Product Guide. The second kit is $75 plus
shipping/tax and contains the first kit and a diffuser. The
third kit which most people prefer contains the first and
second kits plus Copaiba and 10 other every-day oils for
$160 plus shipping/tax. This way people begin to
experience and appreciate the usefulness of essential oils.
Its advisable to find someone who is willing to help you.
My member number is 701168.

Joanna, One Healthy Life

What makes essential oils special is that they are 10010,000


times more potent than herbs, they rapidly enter the tissues
and are versatile with many different uses. Native healers of
the Amazon use copaiba for inflammation (internal and
external), skin disorders, respiratory support of lungs and
sinuses, and for urinary tract issues including bladder and
kidney infections. Its been used for bleeding, gonorrhea,
hemorrhages, herpes, incontinence, insect bites, pain,
pleurisy, sore throats, stomach ulcers, syphilis, tetanus,
tonsillitis, tuberculosis, and tumors. All these traditional uses
have been verified by modern research.
Unverified, time-honored possible uses of copaiba include help
with colds, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, edema,
hemorrhoids, muscular aches and pains, nervous exhaustion,
piles, poor circulation, stiffness, and wounds. Combining
copaiba with other oils amplifies their therapeutic effects.
Diffusing or even just smelling copaiba can help elevate the
mood and lift depression. Copal, the other name for copaiba,
means incense, and has been used to combat nervous
tension, stress problems, and anxiety.

One Healthy Life


Promoting Health, Naturally

20B S. Main Street


Newark Valley, NY 13811
(607) 642-5448
www.onehealthylife.net
www.AcademyofIntegrativeTherapies.org

Young L iving Essential Oils


Raindrop Massage Technique

In states where marijuana isnt legalized (like NY) the cost is


$300-$400 per ounce. Processing and particularly selling
marijuana results in fines of $100-$1500 and up to 15 years in
jail. Currently, legislators are working their way through NYs
legislature process to legalize medical marijuana. If passed it
would still be illegal by federal law. Copaiba is sold undiluted in
ounce amber bottles retailing for $56.58 or wholesale for
$43.00. Its not illegal to use or sell. Its illegal to make any
claims for treatment or healing of any essential oil. I write
legally for historic information only.
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Newark Valley, NY
607-642-3224

Homeowners & Renters


Mobile Homeowners
Farm Owners
Business
Workers Compensation
Auto Bonds

2640 Rte. 26
Maine, NY
607-862-3222

Newark Valley Days 2015


Fri & Sat, August 7th & 8th
August 7th and 8th Its NEWARK VALLEY DAYS in the
Village! Friday night at the Train Depot, 6-8pm, enjoy
the fun, high energy Dixieland Jazz sounds of the
DixieKats. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening
listening to this popular band. Also visit the Art show
at the Village Hall from 4-7pm.
On Saturday, visit our expanded craft show on the
Green. Three great bands will be on the bandstand to
entertain you with new and old favorites. We will have
a wide variety of crafts for sale. We still have a few
craft spaces available. If you are interested please call
Julia Sherwood at 642-9586 to obtain an application.
Visit the amazing quilt show at the Newark Valley
United Church of Christ and check out the work of local
artists at the Village Hall. The friendly folks from the
Library will be selling lots of books in front of the
library to raise funds.
Take part in the Trout Ponds 5K run throughout the
picturesque Village Streets in the afternoon.
Watch the new and expanded parade on Main Street
at 11am and then head over to the Train Depot for
more music, games, and activities including the dog
costume contest and agility demonstration.
The NV Fire Dept will have a chicken BBQ on Water
Street starting around 11:30. Plan on getting there
early as they always sell out!

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE

Total Service Support

David Getzke
615 Newark Valley-Maine Rd.
Newark Valley, NY 13811

(607) 642-5551

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat by appt

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Cheer for your favorite duck at the Rubber Duck race at


the Trout Ponds later in the afternoon. There will also
be a bounce house, more demonstrations and food,
along with music, including Watts on Tap. It all leads
up to an exciting fireworks display after dark.

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Learn about history of the area by visiting the BementBillings Farmstead living history museum Saturday and
Sunday from 12-4. Just one mile north of the traffic
light, and this weekend all tours will be FREE!
So prepare yourself for several days filled with fun and
activities for the whole family. We thank everyone
involved for making this festival possible, and look
forward to seeing all of you. Bring your friends!

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Newark Valley Days 2015

2 W hig St.
Newark Valley, NY

Fri & Sat, August 7th & 8th

Happy 4th of July!


Your LOCAL
bottle & can redemption center

With this ad, get 6


on your returnables

Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 10-3; Sun by chance

Mon-Sat 9-6
Sun 9-5

(607) 642-3675

Maze
opens
Sept 19th!

Our own produce coming intomatoes, peppers,


cucumbers, squash, potatoes, green beans
Still have colorful planters, hanging baskets & perennials
Email: info@stoughtonfarm.com
www.stoughtonfarm.com

10898 State Route 38


Newark Valley, NY 13811

Hollenbecks

Route 38 17 No. Main St


Newark Valley, NY

607-642-3430
Hours: Monday through Friday 6am-8pm
Saturday 6am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm

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NEWARK VALLEY DAYS HIGHLIGHTS:


* FOOD * FUN * FAMILY ACTIVITIES * BOUNCE HOUSE *
* LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM TOURS * MUSIC *
* DUCK RACE * DEMONSTRATIONS *
* CRAFTS * GAMES * 5K RUN * PARADE *
* CHICKEN BBQ * DOG COSTUME CONTEST * QUILT SHOW *
* LIBRARY BOOK SALE * FIREWORKS * ART DISPLAY *
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Good Shepherd B & B


June Lange Esler

PO Box 184 26 S. Main St.


Newark Valley, NY 13811

607-642-5037

Thank you for


11 years in
business!
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Word Search

Find the words in the word list. Words can be forward, backward, vertical, and diagonal.

Festivals

Festivals

Word List
BANDS
BARBEQUE
BIG FOOTES
CARNIVAL
COTTON CANDY
FAMILY FUN
FIREWORKS
FOOD
GAMES
HOT DOGS
ICE CREAM
MUSIC
PAGEANTS
PARADE
PRIZES
RIDES
SODA
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Special! First 12 people to locate the words Big Footes in the puzzle will
win a Big Footes coffee cup from Bi g Footes in Waverly, NY.

To give everyone a chance, 6 winners will be awarded from The Valley (Waverly area stop in to Big Footes to
claim your coffee cup) and six will be awarded from outside The Valley (call The Moonlighter at 607-642-3393
and well turn your name in to Big Footes. You can then pick up your coffee cup the next time youre in Waverly.)

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Don't forget our bakery for your breads, rolls, muffins,


pies, cookies and turnovers.
~ And our gift shop is a great place to spend some time! ~
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8-6, Sun 8am-5pm

July 4th Word Search

Word List
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This & That Downstairs


(Come In & Save a Lot)

53 North Ave / 177 Main St.


Owego, NY

607-687-0657
Antiques Collectibles
Reconditioned Furniture

Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-5:30pm


Sat 10am-5:00pm Sun 10am-4:00pm
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DINING GUIDE To area restaurants


Home Cooking Daily Specials
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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568 Main St.

Corner of Main St. & Penn. Ave.

Apalachin, NY
607-625-2212

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vacation Sun, July 5th
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Happy Birthday Natalie August 12th!


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DINING GUIDE To area restaurants


* Italian * Steaks * Chops * Seafood * Pizza
145 Front St Owego, NY

607-687-9873

www.owegoparkview.com
Home Cooked Meals
Private Banquets
Fish Fry - Friday Nights

Mon-Fri 8am-9pm
Sat 8am-10pm
Sun 8am-3pm

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Bike Night every Wed 6-9pm


Live music, food & drink.

Come see what the buzz is all about!


Gift Certificates available

Breakfast Daily! M-F 8-1 1 a.m., Sat 8-2, Sun 8-3

4740 Rt. 434


Apalachin, NY 13732
(607) 625-9918
(607) 625-5817

Dining
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RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED

www.barstowhouse.com

35 River St.
Nichols, NY
607-699-7474

Tues-Sat 4-9

Laura Vattiato
Owner
Vincent Vattiato
Manager

Located in the Kost Tire Plaza


711 State Rte 17C Owego, NY

607-687-3663 (FOOD)

1551 Upper North Ave Owego, NY

687-PIZA (687-7492)

Breakfast & Lunch


Specials Daily

Pizza Chicken Wings Calzones


Party Packs Stromboli
Deli Subs Salads
Fresh dough made daily
100% real cheese
Only the finest ingredients

Words of inspiration
when youre having a
bad day!

FRIDAY FISH FRY ALL YEAR

Sat, Sun 6-2; Mon-Wed 6-3; Thurs-Fri 6-8

Breakfast Mon-Fri 7am


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Open late Thurs and Fri


for dinner
Senior Early Bird Specials
from 4-6pm

Like us & watch for specials on facebook

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fishing

Poetic License

By Katharyn Howd Machan

the poet

By Raymond Gerald Moquin

two me or not to me

I will show you chivalry...


I will show who I am...
And how much you mean to me...
I will put on my armor...
I will raise my shield...
Before B.C....
To this A.D....
Fate has lead you to me...
Long live the queen...
I will show you chivalry...
~ DBS

Theres a poet in me
And I dont know him well.
He rhymes his words together
And he doesnt tell me how.
He looks at me in the mirror
And he doesnt say a thing.
I wonder if he even likes me
No smile, no grin, nothing!
At times he is so quiet
I dont even know hes here.
He thinks a lot and to my dismay
He never tells me the time of day.
He may die some day
And I with him shall go
To a land of poets
That everyone will know!

By Howard Goodman (gospel singer)


[Excerpt from his song]

Ive prayed many prayers, when no answers came,


Though I waited patient and long,
But answers came to enough of my prayers
To make me keep praying on.
Ive trusted many a friend that failed
And left me to weep alone,
But Ive found enough of my friends true blue
To make me keep trusting on.
Ive sown many seeds that fell by the way
For the birds to feed upon,
But I have held enough golden sheaves in my hands
To make me keep sowing on.
Ive drained the cup of disappointment and pain
And gone many days without song,
But Ive sipped enough nectar from the roses of life
To make me want to live on.
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Last year he always came here


with his sister, her hair
brown and gleaming. She wore
a checkered shirt, always
green and black with a single pocket
over where one breast
would be. She was good at
sitting where the big fish swam,
baiting the strong curved hook.
A boy alone on a riverbank
thinks separate thoughts, his pail
clean and ready. Blue sky
makes a canvas for his dreams.
On it he paints a portrait:
a single trout flying through air,
glistening wings at startled mouth,
emerald silver water falling
where pale rose begins.

i dont regret a milekeep pressing on

Ive dreamed many dreams that never came true.


Ive seen them vanish at dawn.
But Ive realized enough of my dream, thank God,
To make me want to dream on.

A boy sits on a riverbank


casting flies. He wears a shirt
thin enough against the heat,
thick enough to keep the sun
from burning his pale skin.
Behind him pine trees
offer fragrant shadows and on
the other side cows roam
far enough away for ease.

WHERE TO LI VE AFTER RETI REMENT

You can Live in Minnesota where...

1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and


Tabasco.
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for moose.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight
buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter,
and construction.

HONEY BEAUTY TIPS

Banishing blackheads: Apply a small amount of heated honey


to the affected areas. Let sit for a minute or two, wash off
with warm water, then rinse with cool water and pat dry.
Bee stings: A dab of honey takes the itch out of bee stings.
Smooth, silky bath: Add cup honey to the water as youre
filling the tub.

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the elements

independence day prayer

Earth, Air, Fire, Water


Earth
is where we live,
is what we walk on,
and is what we depend on.

God bless our native land;


firm may she ever stand
through storm and night;
when the wild tempests rave,
O Ruler of wind and wave,
Thou Who art strong to save,
be Thou her might!

By Janaishia Frost
New Roots Charter School, Ithaca, NY

Air
is what we breathe,
is what we need to live,
and is how we stay alive.
Fire
is the sun that keeps us warm,
is what burns things,
and is what cooks our food sometimes.
Water
Is what we drink to keep us hydrated,
Is what we bathe in,
And is what helps our fruits and
vegetables grow.
Earth. Air. Fire. Water!

no mans land

By John Gardner Hazard


In the realm I roam
no one is home
yet everyone is there
what is this magic
menagerie glowing from
this old chair?
I only sit and wonder
an animal moving at night
searching for something
not yet found
here on paper white.
And now Ive found you
once again
searching just as I
for something to put your hands on
or gleam into your eye
freedom to land and stand on
here on the 4th of July.
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wall street

By Rev. Olivia Armstrong

Has taken the heat


A government shutdown
They dont want to meet
Wall Street
Lets get real
How much of our money
Did you really steal
For her our prayer shall be,
Why are you so hushed
our fathers God, to Thee,
About your capitol greed
on Whom we wait;
Or good luck
be her walls, holiness
Stealing peoples life savings
her rulers righteousness,
It sounds like a form of hazing
in all her homes be peace,
You tell the American people
God save the State!
What they want to hear?
Lets get real
Not for this land alone,
Wall Street
but be Gods mercies shown
Y
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really dont care
from shore to shore
Now we have a global mess
and may the nations see
Are you still taking bets?
that men should brothers be,
How much must we pay now
and form one family
We sacrificed our life
the wide-world oer.
And had to move out of town
We must meet on a different kind of street
We must create a new way in order to win
The Oprah way giving and helping people in need
Opening the doors for the 99 percent.
In order to give them more
Wall street stop saying
I dont know where it went
The truth isyou stole and spent

sir, we would see jesus!

By Rev. Stanley L. Moody, Sr.

Sir, we would see Jesus


Some Greeks of long ago said
As they came to Jesus disciples
In search of the Living Bread.
They were eager for a look at the Holy One
So to His disciples they came
But why to those poor people come?
Ah, because they believed on His name!
Some are still looking for Jesus
They are anxious to know of His fame
And they say to us, We would see Jesus!
Because we believe on His name!
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wildflowers
By Lois Yeagle

Week after week


From spring until fall
Come church time on Sunday
I answer the call
To be sure there are flowers
Upon the church altar
Knowing God will provide
If other means falter
Its a labor of love
And theyll be there I know
For He shows me where
The wildflowers grow.

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OLE AND HANS

A LAUGHING MATTER

(because we all need to lighten up a little)

MAUDE AND MABEL


17 Days

Maude and Mabel are sitting at a table in


a coffee shop in such an obviously
celebratory mood that a man drifts over
intending to offer to buy them something
to drink. When he gets close he hears
one say to the other "Here's to 17 days!" Smiling, the man
says, "Congratulations! What's so special about 17 days?"
Eyes twinkling, Mabel explains, "Well, we've been spending
our evenings working on a jigsaw puzzle! And it said 3-5 years
on the box, but we finished it in only 17 days!"

CHURCH PAINTING

There was a Scottish painter named Walter who was very


interested in making a penny where he could, so he often
thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. As it
happened, he got away with this for some time, but eventually
the local church decided to do a big restoration job on the
outside of one of their biggest buildings.
Walt put in a bid, and because his price was so low, he got the
job. So he set about erecting the scaffolding, setting up the
planks, buying the paint and, yes, Im sorry to say, thinning it
down with turpentine. He was up on the scaffolding, painting
away, the job nearly completed, when suddenly there was a
horrendous clap of thunder, the sky opened, and the rain
poured down, washing the thinned paint from all over the
church and knocking Walt clear off the scaffold to land on the
lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of
the thinned and useless paint.
Walt was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the
Almighty, so he got down on his knees and cried, Oh God, oh
God, please forgive me; what should I do?
And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke
REPAINT! REPAINT! AND THIN NO MORE!
Proofreading Is A Dying Art

Actual Newspaper Headli nes

War Dims Hope For Peace


(I can see where it might have that effect!)
If Strike Isnt Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
(Ya think?)
Cold Wave Linked to Temperature
(Who would have thought?)
Enfield (London) Couple Slain: Police Suspect Homicide
(They may be on to something!)
Red Tape Hold Up New Bridges
(You mean theres something stronger than duct tape?)
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Ole is the pastor of the local Norwegian Lutheran Church,


and Pastor Hans is the minister of the Swedish Covenant
Church across the road.
One day they are seen pounding a sign into the ground
which says:
Da End Iss Near!
Turn Yerself Arount Now Bafor It Iss Too Late!
As a car speeds past them, the driver leans out his window
and yells, Leave people alone, you Skandihoovian
religious nuts!
From the curve, they hear screeching tires and a big
splash. Shaking his head, Rev. Ole says, Dats da terd
one dis mornin.
Yaa, Pastor Hans agrees, then asks, Do ya tink maybe
da sign should yust say Bridge Out?

ACTUAL QUOTES FROM MEDICAL RECORDS

By the time he was admitted, his rapid heart had stopped,


and he was feeling better.
Healthy appearing decrepit 69-year-old male, mentally
alert but forgetful.
The patient has no past history of suicides.
The patient expired on the floor uneventfully.
Patient was becoming more demented with urinary
frequency.
The patients past medical history has been remarkably
insignificant with only a 40-pound weight gain in the past
three days.
She slipped on the ice and apparently her legs went in
separate directions in early December.
The patient left the hospital feeling much better except for
her original complaints.
The patient refused an autopsy.
IRREFUTABLE LAWS
Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped,
will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.
Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number,
you never get a busy signal - and someone always
answers.
Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the
one you were in will always move faster than the one you
are in now (works every time).
The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot
coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will
last until the coffee is cold.

PHYLLIS DILLER HUMOR

I buried a lot of my ironing in the back yard.

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Reflections Of A (formerly) Angry Woman

(continued from page 13)

The world seems bent on self-destruction, as radical groups seek


conquest or eradication of any country with differing religious or
political beliefs, or that dares to trespass on the invisible borders that separate
them. Our earth is under attack as wellour limitless greed and debauchery
causes us to consume its resources without replenishing them, and pollute the
air and water in an unbounded quest for wealth. How did the peace and love
generation fail so miserably at checking the indifference that allows many
fellow citizens to go hungry, or the vitriole that now spews onto social
mediashamelessly bullying children, berating those who embrace a different
viewpoint, and preaching hatred in the name of God.

We didn't start the fire,


It was always burning
Since the world's been turning.
We didn't start the fire,
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on.
Im discouraged that my generation was so utterly inept at changing the world
(or became so completely corrupt that we lost our vision.) Is it nave to hope
that someday, another generation will catch the vision, say enough! and
seriously tackle the issues? Or will we all face God someday and have to
defend or justify why we so cold-heartedly rejected His Sons message of
forgiveness, inclusion and love? Peace.


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I often ask youth and adults what their talent


is. They usually say, I dont know or I dont
have one. To me, everybody has a Godgiven talent. Its either not discovered or
developed as yet. Healing through the
cultural arts helps one develop and enhance
what is already inside of them. When
discussing an individuals God-given gifts,
people usually say poetry, dance, singing,
drawing, painting, writing, choreography,
hobbies, designing, organizing, directing,
playing a musical instrument, photography,
filming, public speaking, cookingIts not
good or its no big thingI just do it
because I like itits not good enough to
share. My answer: Whos judging, and
whose expectations are you trying to meet,
when God gave you a gift?
Hopefully, some of you can identify with what
Im saying. If so, dont put your God-given gift
under the bed, in the drawer or basement. Be
proud of what God has given you; it serves a
purpose either for yourself or humanity.
Maybe its an art form that relieves pain,
depression, hurt, sadness, fear or loneliness.
Martial Artist Bruce Lee says, The highest
form of art is no art. The highest form is no
form. To me, art gives you the freedom of
being present at all times.

By Rev. Olivia Armstrong


The Rainbow Healing Center (therhc@hotmail.com )

The Heritage Dictionary states that Art is the


activity of creating beautiful things. (I agree somewhat;
however, who is judging the beauty which one has created?)
It continues Any of various disciplines, as the humanities, that do not rely
exclusively on the scientific method. Wow! What a mouthful! OK, lets keep it
simple, its only Art.
Heritage Dictionarys definition of culture: A style of sacred and artistic
expression peculiar to a society or class. It further says that culture is the
totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns characteristic of a people.
Another mouthful! To keep it simple, the Rainbow Healing Center heals
through the cultural arts because we classify it as a way of life. Stop! What are
you doing right now? Reading? Become awarereading is a form of art,
because while you are reading, you are creating pictures in your mind and
using your imagination. Reading is also cultural because it has been a
socially transmitted behavior pattern. Healing through the cultural arts
deserves its own book and would be on the best seller list for 7 years. Healing
through the cultural arts can save lives, change lives, and bring peace, joy
and self-fulfillment to ones being.
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Whats happening

WEEKLY PRAYER MEETINGS

Hear
Ye!

FREE IN CHRIST 12 STEP RECOVERY


MINISTRY

Tuesday evenings fellowship 6:30-7pm,


meeting 7-8:30pm
Calvarys Love Church, 1315 Reynolds Rd, Johnson City, NY
A fellowship of men and women who accept one another
right where we are, believing God can and will help us
change and grow. Join us on the Road to Freedom from
addictions, hurts, habits, dependencies.
Worship, discussion, teachings from Pastor Derrick West.
For info, call church office at 607-797-3757.

OPEN HEARTS DINNER

Every Wednesday from 5-6:30pm


McKendree United Methodist Church
(224 Owego St, Candor) Fun, fellowship, good food
Contact Denice Peckins at denicepeckins@hotmail.com

STORY TIME

Wednesdays in July from 10-11am


Berkshire Free Library (Rt. 38, Berkshire)
(No Story Time in Richford during the summer)
Story Time will resume at both locations (Berkshire Library
and Richford Congregational Church) in the Fall.
Free for ages 2-5 and parent or caregiver.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM:


Every Hero Has A Story

VETERANS OF MODERN WARFARE

Meets first Saturday of the month @ 11am


The Church Commons Community Center (28 Main St,
Owego) - All Vets are welcome. See you on July 4th!
Questions or comments, call Bill Reynolds at 644-5690.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Hickories Park (Owego)


July 1 at 7:30pm
July 8 from 7-9pm
July 15 from 7-9pm
July 22 from 7-9pm
July 29 from 7-9pm
Aug 5 from 7-9pm

Kirby Band & Fireworks 9:30


The Falconers
Steve Southworth & the
Rockabilly Rays
Pasty White & Double Wide
Milkweed
Triple Play with Alice Detrick

Free admission. For more info, call 687-0785 or visit


www.tiogaartscouncil.org

RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS

Thurs, July 2 from 6-8pm at Nichols Park, Spencer, NY


Thurs, Sept 3 from 6-8pm at Tioga Central School,
27 5th Ave, Tioga Center

SIT N STITCH

Games, crafts, songs, prizes ages 5-12


Thursdays, July 9,16,23,30 from 10-12N
Berkshire Free Library (Rt. 38, Berkshire)
This program is also offered during the Richford Summer
Youth Program at the Richford Town Hall.
Prizes are given for independent reading at both programs.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (T.O.P.S.)

Meet every Thursday at 6pm


Candor Town Hall (101 Owego Rd, Candor)
Contact Jean Dewey at 659-9969 or email
jmdewey@frontiernet.net

TWIN TIERS ANTIQUE AND MACHINERY


ASSOCIATION POST

Members meeting third Thursday each month at 7pm


Stoll Building (200 Lake Rd, Towanda, PA)
Monthly tractor pulls April thru October.
Any questions, call Bob or Joan Ely at 570-746-1794
or email jdfluffy50@yahoo.com
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Tuesdays @ 7pm - Campville United Methodist, 17C,


East of Owego, in Campville
Wednesdays @ 5:45pm - First Baptist Church, Owego
Wednesdays @ 7pm - Spencer Federated Church,
Spencer

Thurs, July 2 & 16 and Aug 6 from 7-9pm


Berkshire Free Library (Rt. 38, Berkshire)
Share and learn knitting, crocheting, felting, etc.

DEPOT FRIDAY NIGHTS

July 3 Little Big Band (big band swing, doo wop, rock &
roll, pop)
July 10 Horseshoe Lounge Playboys (acoustic backwoods
Americana rocking roots music)
July 17 Swing Street Jazztet (Dixieland, swing, be-bop)
July 24 Pat Kane & West oClare (traditional Irish music)
July 31 Hats Off (classic & contemporary country music)
Aug 7 DixieKats (Dixieland music)
Aug 14 Daphne Braden (vocals with guitar)
Aug 21 Rick Pedro (ragtime piano)
Aug 28 Irish Stoutmen (Irish folk quartet)
Newark Valley Historical Society Depot Museum (Depot
St, Newark Valley)
Doors open 6pm programs start 7pm
Free admission refreshments available

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DEAR FRIEND AMELIA

CANDOR JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

Thurs-Sun, July 2-5


Carnival, pageants, parade, fireworks, food, bingo, more
(See pages 14 & 15 of this issue for info)

CRUISE-IN (All vehicles welcome)

Sat, July 4, Aug 1 & Sept 5 from 5-7pm (rain or shine)


Newark Valley Depot (Depot St, Newark Valley)
Free admission - refreshments available
For more info, call Ray Shaver at 642-3627.

BUSY BIRD BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

A Family Oriented Event


July 9-12 (rain or shine) - Kickoff party Thurs, July 9
231 Ketchumville Rd, Berkshire
Music activities craft and food vendors
Bring own chairs cover provided handicap accessible
limited electric sites available.
For more info, directions, pricingcall 642-8925, 227-1880,
email AGJG06@frontiernet.net or visit
www.busybirdbluegrass.com

WILLOW WEAVING A GARDEN TRELLIS

Sat, July 11 from 10am-5pm - Register by July 2.


Bement-Billings Farmstead (9241 Rt. 38, Newark Valley)
Make a 6 ft. garden trellis
Teacher: Bonnie Gale (www.bonniegale.com)
$85; $83 NVHS members To register and for supply list
call Leslie @ 642-5412 by July 2.

JACK SMITH GOLF OPEN

Apalachin Lions
Sat, July 11 @ 9am (shotgun start)
Tioga Country Club (Nichols, NY)
$75/person ($53/person for Tioga CC members),
4-person teams
Includes greens fees & cart, coffee & donuts, hot dogs,
hamburgers, beverages, lunch after golf.
For more details, call Dave Whritenour at 972-9721.

RED BRICK WORSHIP CAMP

A 4-day Camp for Christian Teens


Tues-Fri, July 14-17 from 9am-8:30pm
First Congregational Church, Berkshire, NY
For camp info, contact Jerry Platz @ 657-2677
or 657-8058, or email BCCPastorJerry@gmail.com

CHEESE MAKING 101

Sat, July 18 from 9am-4pm - Register by July 10.


Bement-Billings Farmstead (9241 Rt. 38, Newark Valley)
Hear ethnic history, make cheddar and dessert cheese.
$50; $45 NVHS members
Teacher: Laryssa Zahajkewycz
Call 642-5412 for registration and equipment list.

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Two-Act Play with Music


Sat, July 18 at 7pm
Newark Valley Depot (Depot St, Newark Valley)
The Civil War letters of Private John Tidd
Tickets $12 at the door; $10 before July 11
For tickets, call 642-9516.
Refreshments available.

EN PLEIN AIR ART SALE & GARDEN WALK

Sun, July 19 from 10am-4pm


Tioga Arts Council (179 Front St, Owego)
Event is designed to highlight the talents of artists in and
around Tioga County, to underscore the beauty of the
community, and to facilitate a meaningful connection
between artists and their supporters.
For more info, call Abbey Hendrickson at 687-0785 or
email tiogaartscouncil@gmail.com

BLUEBERRY & BOOKS FESTIVAL

Sat, July 25 from 9am-5pm (rain or shine)


Berkshire Free Library, Fire Station & Community Hall
(corner Rt. 38 & Jewett Hill Rd.)
Chicken BBQ craft fair book sale trash & treasures
sale old car display music raffles games prizes
blueberry breakfast & bake sale

GARDEN TOUR

Tillers and Toilers Garden Club


Sat, July 25 from 10am-2pm
Six local gardens between Newark Valley and Berkshire
Tickets $10/person avail. at NV Train Depot day of tour.
Brochures will be available transportation not provided.
Following tour: door prizes raffle refreshments.
For more info, call Mary Ellen Odom at 657-8171.

CREATE A PINE NEEDLE BASKET

Sat, July 25 from 1-4:30pm


Bement-Billings Museum (9241 Rt. 38, Newark Valley)
Learn cultural background; create a simple coiled basket.
$10; $8 NVHS members - Instructor: Carol Lukovich
To register, call 642-5412. Register by July 17.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

Sponsored by Apalachin Lions Club & Food Bank of the


Southern Tier
Wed, July 29 at 1pm
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church parking lot (110 Penna.
Ave, Apalachin) - Please bring own bags or boxes.
Any questions, call 796-6061.
Free childrens books will also be distributed by the
Owego Apalachin Family Reading Partnership.

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us to publish eaHcohuriss:sMuoen.-FArin9d-6sSiant c9e-4re Thanks to those who sent donations this month
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Whats happening
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NEWARK VALLEY DAYS

Fri & Sat, Aug 7 & 8


Music, food, 5K run, chicken BBQ, rubber duck race,
parade, fireworks, library book sale, quilt show, more
(See pages 34 & 35 of this issue for info)

ANTIQUE CAR SHOW & FLEA MARKET

Benefits local charities


Sun, Aug 16 from 9am-4pm
Hickories Park (Owego, NY)
Donation $2/person; $5/carload; 12 & under free

SPENCER PICNIC

Wed-Sat, Aug 19-22


Music, food, pageants, bingo, parade, car show,
fireworks, more
(See pages 26 & 27 of this issue for info)

PIE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Thurs, Aug 20 at 6pm


Berkshire Fire Station (Rt. 38, Berkshire)

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ANTIQUE GAS & STEAM ENGINE ASSOCIATION

41st Anniversary Show (A Family Event)


Fri & Sat, Aug 21 & 22 (9am-6pm); Sun, Aug 23 (9am-2pm)
Town of Maine Park (Rt. 26, Maine)
Chicken BBQ Sat. noon til gone; Live music Sat 6-10pm
Suggested donation $2; children 12 & under free
Handicap accessible. For more info, call Diana Henneman
at 624-3834 or Kathy Vrooman at 592-6099.

NOTE: Space for events


in the
Whats Happening
section is provided free
to churches and nonprofit organizations.
The next issue of The
Moonlighter will be
published September 1st.
For inclusion in the
September issue, all
events must be
submitted to us by
August 15th.

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Answers to WHICH MUSICAL?


TRIVIA GAME on page 28.
1. Younger than Springtime
Answer: A. South Pacific
2. I Could Have Danced All Night
Answer: B. My Fair Lady
3. Too Darn Hot
Answer: C. Kiss Me Kate
4. Youll Never Walk Alone
Answer: B. Carousel
5. I Get A Kick Out of You
Answer: D. Anything Goes
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Enjoy a bug-free summer!

GLASS & GLAZING SERVICE


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RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
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NOTICE
TO READERS:
Just a reminder that this is our annual
combined July & August issue. .
We will resume monthly publication
with the September issue,
which will be our
th
14 Anniversary Issue!
Enjoy the summer & well see you
in September!

~ Eileen & Elayne, Publishers


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