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Aio-Lancttter Filming, Friday, January 6, 1995 UflflMttSfeP* OPINION See At You and your family will want to make the annual January pilgrim* age to Harrisburg this week to attend the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The event in the Farm Show Complex runs from Jan. 7 to IS and promises to be the best ever. An institution in itself, the Farm Show is a showcase of Pennsylvani a’s leading industry and a tribute to the fine men and women who pro vide essential food and fiber products to our neighbors in Pennsylvania and others around the world. The show provides a unique opportunity!! for exhibitors to compete with their peas in 30 departments on a statew ide level, ultimately setting new standards and improving the industry overall. In addition, commercial exhibitors have one of the best chances of the year to show their products and services to many of their potential customers. And they can do it for a week in one location. Secretary of Agriculture Boyd Wolff says you will notice a few changes this year. The opening ceremony has been moved to Saturday, and the Sunday’s schedule has been revised to improve the draft horse shows. Farm Show Fashions With A Flair will enhance the clothing classes in the Family Living Department and an auction of rabbits (youth meat pens) will be held. History buffs will enjoy several exhibits around the Farm Show Com plex this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of World War 11. Pennsylvania’s farmers did so much to help the war effort, and this Complex was actually used by the federal government for several years to train mechanics and repair aircraft engines. ' Not only is the Farm Show a great place to see agriculture--it*s also a great place to taste agriculture. You will find the Food Market to buy and sample food products from Pennsylvania companies. The statewide commodity associations will be serving tons of delicious foods in the “Farm Show Canteen.” The Food Pantry features cooking demonstra tions all week using more delicious Pennsylvania products. For the first time this year donations will be collected on behalf of the Pennsylvania Association of Regional Food Banks, When you consider everything to see and do at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, you will want to go. Most likely you will see all your friends there too. S;iliii(lii\, l.muaiv 7 Pennsylvania State Farm Show. Tulpehocken Young Fanner meet- Farm Show Complex. Harris- *ng T ulpehocken H.S. Library, Dairy Management and Piofitabil- DON7CROSS Li f MHHTHIS FlELD ttukss ft M HMI YOUCANDOIT I , I flj ■ /// 9.9 SECONDS,., _ l| ■ ■ i ■■H THE BULL MgfcTr>m I ■ ■ * ■ t Editor; I was in New Hampshire over the holidays and took this pic ture at the Over-Look Farm in Peterborough. I thought you may enjoy the humor. Mike Filler Brookfield, Ma. All Your Friends The Farm Show M(iild;i\, |:uni.m\ >) To Attend 1995 Farm Show The 79th edition of the Pennsyl vania Farm Show opens Saturday, Jan. 7 and runs through next Thursday, Jan. 12. This year’s show will feature more than S,SOO animals. Entries include 608 head of pigs, 945 sheep, 472 beef catde, 508 dairy cattle, 210 dairy goats, 171 horses, 692 rabbits and 1,928 poultry. The show will once again fea ture a life-size butter sculpture depicting the relationship between Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers and the success of U.S. military per sonnel during World War 11. There will be cooking demonstrations, educational exhibits, farm animal learning center, folk dance festi val, and the famous food court. A 90-minute horse shoeing demonstration is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the Large Arena. There are many more events and activities. Come to the 1995 Farm Show to see what is new, what is best, and meet your friends. To Bring Food Donation For Farm Show A statewide food drive is being conducted for the first time at the 1995 Farm Show. Visitors are encouraged to con tribute a few non-perishable food products when they come to the Farm Show. This worthwhile effort is being conducted on behalf of the Pennsylvania Association of Regional Food Banks. Easy-to-identify collection bar rels will be placed at five strategic entrances to the Farm Show Com- ity Seminar, Chester County Government Services Center, West Chester, also Jan. 17. Warren County Extension annual meeting. Holiday Inn, Warren, noon. | \U-clru‘stla>' J;mn;ir\ I^^ Pennsylvania Auctioneer’s Asso ciation Annual Convention, Harrisburg Marriott, thru Jan. 14. Nutrient Management Advisory Board meeting, Room 309, 1201 N. Cameron St., Harris burg, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dairy Management and Profitabil ity Seminar, Berks County Ag Delmarva Corn/Soybean/ Vegetable Conference, Shera ton Inn, Dover, thru Jan. 13. Dairy Management and Profitabil ity Seminar, Riverton Hotel, Franklin County Holstein annual meeting, Gibbles Restaurant, Chambersburg, 7 p.m. (Turn to Pago A 44) plex. The greatest needs are for nonperishable items, especially canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, and fish and entrees - like stews and pasta meals. .. The Food Bank distributes its foods through various channels, including soup kitchens, on-site feeding areas for the elderly or dtis abled, residential programs such’ as halfway houses, and supplemental feeding programs designed to help prevent emergencies by providing needy people with food on a regu lar basis. So bring a few cans of food and make the first Farm Show food drive a success. To Plan Pesticide Decontamination Site Pesticide handler employers must make sure that a decontami nation site for washing off pesti cides and pesticide residues is pro- r BY LAWRENCE W All HOUSE f ®a®jys MAKING THE TREE GOOD January 8,1995 Background Scripture: Matthew 12 Devotional Reading: Isaiah 42:1-9 There is an old Russian folk tale about an archbishop who, fearful that they might be doing things in an unorthodox manner, travels across the icy wasteland near the Arctic Ocean to visit some unlearned monks. Arriving, he talks with them about their reli gious lives and practices and is appalled at the simplistic way in which they pray He hastens to instruct them in “the right way to pray.” Satisfied, he begins his journey home rowing his boat through the ice flows. But looking across the water he is amazed to see the three monks walking to him up on the water! “O Holy Father,” they exclaim, “forgive us and tell us once more the right way to pray.” “Depart from me!” he shouts, rowing away as fast as he can now a wiser and more humble man. That story has often challenged my typical clergy concern for doing things the “right way” in church. I too need to be reminded that even the best theology falls far short of capturing God within it. No human institution, including the churches, can wrap God up in a nice, neat little package nor even a big one. It is supreme arro gance to assume that God must live within our clever systems. CONTROLLING GOD In the gospels, Jesus constantly ran afoul of these attempts to limit and, in effect, control the Divine. When he healed a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath in the synagogue they said it was not lawful to do so. But Jesus believed that the holy Sabbath is not higher than holy compassion. To make someone whole is never against the spirit of the Sabbath or the will of Him who created it. And when He heals a dumb and blind demo niac, the Pharisees make the ulti mate protest; “It is only by Beelze bul, the prince of demons, that this man cast out demons” (12:24). Some people still say pretty much the same thing; “It’s against the rules!” (or read “our rules”). vided to handlers while they are doing handling tasks. ' Worker employers must make sure that a decontamination site for washing off pesticide residues is provided to workers who are in a pesticide treated area and doing tasks that involve contact with anything that has been treated with pesticide, including soil, water, or plant surfaces. These sites must be provided regardless of the number of employees. Decontamination sites must be located within a quarter mile of the work area if a WPS labeled pesticide has been used within 30 days. Sites must have water, soap, and disposal towels. , For more information on WPS and its requirements, contact your local cooperative extension office. Feather Profs Footnote: "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." And, when this doesn’t get the desired result, “You are working with the Devil” I suppose no one doing Christian discipleship should ever be overly concerned When that charge is made, for it is often a sign that we are following in the footsteps of the Master. Peo ple said it of Jesus; why not of us? When they do, we must remember His response: “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand; and if Satan casts out Satan,he is divided against himself. If the work we are doing is detrimental to the strategies of the evil one, then the power upon which we depend is that of God, not Satan. That is the one standard to which we must hold up all our work and conduct. UNFORGIVABLE Probably the hardest of all Jesus’ sayings follows; t“I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be for given. And whoever says a word against the Son of Man will be for given; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiv en.” To attribute God’s work to Satan is the worst of blasphemies. Because we are creatures and not the Creator, none of us can be per fectly certain when something is or is not of God. If we could, we wouldn’t need God. But, isn’t there some way to help us sort for ourselves? There is: “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad.’’ That’s what Christian discipleship is all about; making the tree good. That means lifting people, instead of putting them down (which is in God’s job description, not ours). That means healing instead of breaking, loving instead of hating, being compas sionate instead of judgmental, helping instead of hindering. How do you “make a tree good”? There is nothing esoteric or obscure about the “how” you make the fruit good. “For the tree is known by it fruits," and so are we. Fruits are what count. Lancaster Farming Established 1955 Published Every .Saturday Ephratq Review Building 1 E. Main St Ephrata, PA 17522 by Lancaster Farming, Inc. A SMotm/i Entmprim Robert G. Campbell General Manager EveiM R. Nawwwngar Managing Edtor Copyright 1004 by UneaMor Farming ( rs-a n .