Thursday, October 18, 2012

Munderf Author Offers Free eBooks Downloads

Local Munderf based author, Stephen Thompson, is currently offering free downloads his new book, Political Pies through

"Everybody complains about politics, but does anyone do anything about it? Stephen L. Thompson's attempt to do something about it is to collect forty of his short stories with a political element into his Political Pies anthology. His stories are either politically neutral or equally condemning of the national parties. Instead of trying to sway you to one ideology or another, his goal is to just get people thinking about politics in the hopes a rose might grow out of all the political manure."

If you don't have a Kindle or e-reader you can still buy his works in paperback. Thompson's books are also available for purchase at the Dixon Corner Country Store.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Richardsville Social Center Benefit Auction - October 6th

On Saturday, October 6th at 6:00 PM there will be an auction at the Richardsville Social Center to help raise money to side the building with vinyl siding. The merchandise for the auction has been donated by local residents and businesses. The auction starts at 6:00 PM and the kitchen will be open starting at 5:00 PM.

Neal Davis will be doing the auctioning with help from friend Bob Salvatti. If anyone has anything that you'd like to donate to help out the building fund, you can call Neal or Pat Davis at 328-2996 or Darrell or Jean Hidinger at 328-2605. The Community Center is also selling chances on a nice quilt - tickets can be purchased at the Dixon Corner Country Store in Munderf.

If you would like a sneak peak of some of the merchandise that will be auctioned off on the 6th, you can view a partial listing and some photos. Thanks to auctioneer Bob Britton for allowing us to advertise this benefit sale on his website.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Things to Do in Munderf This Weekend

With July 4th falling on Wednesday this year, there'll be lots of things to do this weekend and next. There are several Munderf area events happening this weekend.

The Hazen Flea Market is being held this Saturday and Sunday all day. And there's sure to be a lot of yard sales to attend in the Hazen area as well.

The Lake City Community Center in downtown Lake City will be holding their community yard sale today (Friday) and Saturday starting at 8:00 AM. There are several other local residents having sales as well in Munderf and Richardsville.

The Hazen Methodist Charge will be holding their annual Strawberry Shortcake Festival at the Hazen Church tonight beginning at 6:30. There will be strawberries, shortcake and homemade ice cream. Proceeds from this event will benefit Haiti.

Friday, May 18, 2012

1936 J.G. Mayes General Store Advertising Calendar

Just found this old advertising calendar with a camping scene print from J.G. Mayes General Merchandising in Hazen. It has a calendar on the bottom from 1936.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Attention Chicken & Bird Lovers - Chickenstock April 28th

Whether you raise chickens for eggs, meat, as pets, or if you raise (or want to raise) turkeys, guineas, emus, peacocks, ducks etc. you'll want to check out Chickenstock 2012. Chickenstock is a gathering of poultry enthusiasts, farmers and breeders where the public can come see a wide variety of birds for sale, trade and some just for show. Chickenstock 2012 is being held at the Tractor Supply store in Clarion on Saturday, April 28th, starting at 1:00 PM. 

Rachael Shaffer is helping to co-organize the event and invites everyone to attend. There will be lots of birds all all sorts for sale or trade. There will be speakers with lectures on raising chickens as well as lots of info and experts on hand to answer your questions. Tractor Supply is providing tables for those wishing to set up a little booth as well as some door prizes. Other local businesses will also be providing door prizes.

If you would like more info on Chickenstock 2012, please visit the Chickenstock Facebook page for more info and discussions on who's attending and what they are bringing. You might also want to use that page to post your own wish list for birds or eggs.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Remember to Shovel Out Your Mailbox

It snowed about 6 inches last night. Please remember when shoveling out your cars, driveways and walks, that your mailbox should be shoveled out as well. Today I noticed a lot of people had plowed or used their snowblowers on their driveways, but failed to cross the road and clear their mailbox. The PennDOT trucks plow a lot of snow right in the path of your mailman, please help clear this so he can deliver your mail without getting stuck or getting out of his vehicle.

Just because he hasn't, and won't, say anything to you about the pile of snow in front of your mailbox, doesn't mean that you shouldn't be courteous and clear a path. After all, according to the postal regulations, he doesn't have to deliver your mail if your mailbox is not accessible. Please be kind, shovel, it will take you only two minutes of your time.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

View of Munderf from Thompson Farm

Found this photo on Steve Thompson's website and blatantly stole it to post here. It's a nice view of Munderf that most people don't see, taken from the hill above his family farm. Visit Steve's website while your on your computer, he's an author and has lots of stuff in print and online that will keep you occupied for about as long as you like. One of his books is currently for sale at the Dixon Corner Country Store.

(I know it's too big for the page, but that's OK)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Local Amish Community to Celebrate Old Christmas on January 6th

Old Christmas is January 6th. Old Christmas is a customary holiday for the Amish community. Amish businesses are closed on Old Christmas and Amish workers have the day off. Most Amish celebrate with feasting with family, but no gifts are exchanged as they are on December 25th in the Amish community.

When I asked one local Amish man what he had planned for Old Christmas, he replied that his family was getting together to eat. I pressed for more details about their celebration and he said, "We'll eat a lot of candy."

January 6th is still widely observed as a holiday by many plain folks, who commemorate the Epiphany with rest and fasting.  The Epiphany, traditionally, is the day in which the wise men brought gifts to Jesus.  However, January 6th is called “Old Christmas” because in 1582 Pope Gregory XIII deleted ten days, eleven minutes, and fifteen seconds from the calendar, to realign it with the seasons of the year, thus technically moving Christmas from Dec. 25th to Jan. 6th.