Owning an insurance policy for any reason is out of the question for an Amish family. They depend on their church and community to stand with them in difficult circumstances. As mentioned in another article if their house or barn burns the community responds by helping them to rebuild. In many cases if the family is unable to absorb the losses, the deacon will visit the families of the district to solicit funds for the family to help them get back on their feet. The receiving family knows that they will have an opportunity to repay when tragedy strikes someone ...
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By: Nancy Lembke

There are certain things that say “It’s Fall again~!”.  Corn shocks, now ready to harvest, standing like giant, silent soldiers in fields; bright orange pumpkins peeking out from under the large green leaves that protected them through the summer heat; fuzzy caterpillars on their trek to find the perfect place to make their winter cocoon; peculiar-looking Praying Mantis waiting motionless until an unsuspecting cricket gets close enough to become a meal.  Sugar Maple trees explode into brilliant colors of orange, gold, crimson red, mint green before shedding their leaves during the forthcoming rains & wind.  The ...
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Kyle Valentini

    It is not every day you find a nearly 24-foot-tall cuckoo clock available for sale at auction, but on August 22, 2009, Mark Coblentz, owner of Walnut Creek Foods, did. He knew it was special and something that should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Coblentz paid about $15,000 for the regional oddity but had no real idea what he was going to do with the timepiece, in need of repairs even after a $20,000 restoration in 2007. One thing he did know: the clock would remain in the region.
    Construction of the clock, according to a ...
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