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Saturday, May 13, 2006
VOL. V Issue 5F
Holabird Advocate Hiatus Over
All of us here at the Holabird Advocate have been pretty busy with Greenhouse duty, selling cows, getting the corn planter ready, and mowing the lawn. Something had to suffer, and it was Newsblog publishing. Of course, it helps that nothing much, other than work, went on this week. None of the Readers want to read about work, do they?
One thing that hasn't stopped us, but slows us down quite a bit, is Justin Hinkle. For some reason he would rather play games on the computer than just about anything else. Spider Solitaire is one of his favorite games. He knows his numbers and their order pretty well. He even knows the difference between the King and the Jack. In fact, he's better than his uncle, Jerry Hinkle, when it comes to that. Justin will most likely be at the home office during Greenhouse season. Not that we are complaining!
Make Your own Ethanol
As heard on The Paul Harvey News Radio Show, Bill Sasher, president of Dogwood Energy Company is marketing do-it-yourself ethanol kits. The kit costs about $1400 but Sasher claims a farmer can make his own ethanol for about 75 cents a gallon. He claims to have sold 150 - 200 of the kits in the last three months and the phone is ringing off the hook. Sasher says that by filling 15 percent of your car's gas tank with ethanol - the corn-based alternative fuel - and the rest with gasoline, you can bring down the price-per-gallon from $3 to about $2.40. You can make about five gallons of ethanol every hour from his stills, and it's not very difficult, he says. Yeast, sugar, corn and water are mashed together and left to ferment for two days or more. The mash is then brought to a boil, with the mash vapors rising into the still tower, where they are cooled and condensed into ethanol. Of course, if you don't add the ingredient that makes ethanol unfit for human consumption, you would find yourself with something else: 105 octane, 190 proof moonshine. Check out the website at www.dogwoodenergy.com
Isn't It Strange?
Of Gillette, Wyoming
Here's something to think about:
Isn't it strange how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping? Isn't it strange how 2 hours seem so long when you're at church, and how short they seem when you're watching a good movie? Isn't it strange that you can't find a word to say when you're praying, but you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend? Isn't it strange how difficult and boring it is to read one chapter of the Bible, but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a popular novel? Isn't it strange how everyone wants front-row-tickets to concerts or games, but they do whatever is possible to sit at the last row in Church? Isn't it strange how we need to know about an event for Church 2-3 weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust it for other events in the last minute? Isn't it strange how difficult it is to learn a fact about God to share it with others, but how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip? Isn't it strange how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say, but we question the words in the Bible? Isn't it strange how everyone wants a place in Heaven, but they don't want to believe, do, or say anything to get there? Isn't it strange how we send jokes in e-mails and they are forwarded right away, but when we are going to send messages about God, we think about it twice before we share it with others? Yes! Isn't it strange?
A Salute to Mother
by Jerry Hinkle
Holabird Advocate Publisher
As with every Sunday, the Holabird Advocate home office will be closed. I hope that those of you who have a mother, or even a grandmother, who is still living will give her a call. And for those of you whose mother is no longer with you, thank God you had a mother.
A mother job starts even before her child is born. Even was she does something for herself, she's doing it for baby as well. After the labor is when the real work starts. Cooking, cleaning, and if you got a good one, sewing and knitting. A mother's work is never done!
One of the greatest tributes I've heard someone give their mother was in a song, ironically titled, "Coal Miner's Daughter". Loretta Lynn sure held her parents in a high regard, as we all should. Motherhood has been given an especially bad rap as of late. Still, as I see it, motherhood is a high calling. In fact, I believe there is none higher.
So, here's to Mother! Bless her cotton socks!
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