Even smaller acts of kindness to those outside the Ohio Amish community are based in the communal spirit. The story was told of an English person who left a Coleman lantern at a local shop for repair. He forgot the lantern, moved out of the community and was gone for almost 7 years. Then an article appeared in the local newspaper about something this man was doing. The shop owner who still had the lantern after all that time, wrote to the customer and encouraged him to pick up his lantern the next time he was in the area. Anyone ...
"How do the Amish live?"
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By Nancy Lembke
A heavy haze blocks the morning sun and blankets the valleys. Only a few high hilltops peek through the low-hanging cloud, creating the visual effect of tiny islands surrounded by oblique white water. The damp, heavy air creates a unique stillness while also enhancing sounds coming from nearby Amish farm livestock.
Maple trees begin to display their colors of gold, yellow, red and rust-colored leaves as the haze slowly surrenders to the heat of the sun. Many trees have released their glorious splendor to a recent wind and rain, but others still show off their God-given beauty.
The dance ...
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Holmes County, Ohio has always been well known for its rolling, scenic landscape, stunningly beautiful sunsets, cows grazing in the pasture, horse and buggies and the simple style of the Amish culture.
But basketball? You better believe it.
For the past decade, the round orange ball has taken center stage as part of Classic in the Country (CitC), a weekend of hoops action that draws thousands from all over Ohio and beyond.
Classic in the Country was the brainchild of Tom Jenkins, director of Ohio Girls Basketball Review, and David Schlabach, coach of the four-time State champion Hiland Lady Hawks.
The dream was to ...
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