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Tech Questions Answered

Come to the

Vermillion Public Library

between 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm

on August 7, 2010

to get your

Tech Questions Answered

Bring your computer if you wish and any questions you have relating to computers, e-mail, cameras, cell phones, or anything else of that sort.
Hope to see you there!

Scott Edwards

On August 22nd 2006, 50-year old Neenah, Wisconsin fine art photographer, Scott Edwards – completed a walk from Hilbert, Wisconsin to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Edwards embarked on a solo unaided walk wearing a backpack and toting a tripod over his shoulder, to travel 2046 miles on foot on a journey that lasted 122 days.

“I wanted to go slower to experience a more intimate view of the heartland and take better pictures…you miss so much from inside a car.” said Edwards, who had been dreaming of walking across the county since he was a teenager.

“When I left, I was 60 pounds overweight and feeling old…I didn’t want to cave-in to being 50 without putting up a fight.”

Scott Edwards gained some and lost some on this odyssey: He lost 46 pounds and gained 75 large format film negatives from which he printed his black and white photographs that were presented in a solo exhibition at New Visions Gallery Museum in Marshfield, WI. last year. Edwards used a large format “bellows” camera on his walk and the summer heat posed a threat to ruining his film in the desert.

“It was over 100 degrees for 10 days straight in the desert. Finding ways to keep my film from overheating led me to shoot only in the morning and late afternoon.”

Scott started using a double baby jogger after 3 days on the road. The 50 pounds on his back added to his overweight body, exacted a tremendous toll on his feet.

“Using the baby jogger was really the only thing that kept me going. I could carry 6
gallons of water in there as well as my tent, sleeping bag, tripod, food and camera
equipment. I suffered a stress fracture in my left foot and was able to lean on the cart in order to complete the journey after resting up for nearly a week in Vermillion and Frankfort.”

When Scott Edwards returned home, he set to work on his book. It was originally formatted as a ‘coffee table’ style with lots of images, but he opted instead for a format that spoke to the journey as its own story. The book describes the first day on the road in detail, then outlines random observations borne of the 2046 miles on the road, followed by a chronological listing of selected journal entries. In the conclusion of the book, Edwards relates how this experience became the catharsis for rearranging his thinking about our nation, its people, photography, and how much abuse a 50-year old body can really take.

As a gesture of gratitude for the kindness shown him in Vermillion and Frankfort, Scott is donating books to the libraries in each city.

A book signing and meet the author event is being held at:

Vermillion Public Library
Tuesday November 18, 9am til noon

Frankfort Public Library
Tuesday November 18, 2pm til 5pm

Book details:
Softcover – 5.5 x 8.5
234 pages, 25 photographs

Ice Storm of 2007

A driving rain and snow storm blew into the Vermillion area the evening of December 9th and covered the area on Sunday the 10th. No one had a plan for the disaster that followed. On Monday night, the 11th, it started to rain after midnight and rained all through the night with an accumulation of around three inches in many areas. The temperature began to fall. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, one could hear the cracking of tree limbs heavily laden with ice and thought it to be ice sliding off of the buildings. By dawn the world was surreal. It looked like a war zone. Everywhere one looked one could see the trees twisted, torn and broken down. Power lines were down throughout the countryside. Everything had come to a standstill. Neighbors began helping neighbors and for many days the town of Vermillion was closed down with wall heaters and generators only, keeping the town folks warm. Some folks even moved to their friends or family’s homes where heat and cooking were available. What a blessed relief on Saturday night, December 15, to see the light of the city restored. It was as though civilization had returned to the world. Due to lack of heat, church services were canceled everywhere. Interestingly enough, many of the farmers had some sort of heat in their homes that kept their water pipes from freezing and gave them a certain amount of warmth in the home. Most people thought they would just wait for the crewmen to come and reestablish the electricity. This just didn’t happen. In many areas the electrical poles were all broken over and down for miles and miles and miles with no lights visible anywhere. As the days turned into a week and more, many of the people began to realize that they needed to fend for themselves and drove miles to purchase generators to use until the electricity was restored. Many of the areas were without power for eight to fourteen, to twenty one days and longer. Old time farmers said that they had never seen anything like it in their lifetime. Even after the towns were restored with electricity, may farmers patiently waited while powerline crews from the adjoining states worked into the night many days to complete the setting up of a section of poles before retiring for the night. It was with rejoicing that most of the towns and farms electricity was restored by Christmas Day. Everyone was truly thankful for being able to rejoice and share Christmas dinner together around the table this year.
by Audrey Broxterman

Life Lessons from the Round Pen

Bob Toomer, Richard and Jannett Argo’s son-in-law, from Risen Son Horse Training Ministries in Utah, will be conducting a Round Pen Clinic Featuring Horse Relations from Groundwork through First Ride.

Bob takes horsemanship to a higher level, using Biblical truths, and a balance of Trust, Respect, and Understanding with your horse to create a harmonious partnership. Horses have always been part of Bob’s life, having grown up starting colts on a ranch in western Colorado. With over 15 years of professional experience, Bob starts 75 colts each year and has conducted demonstrations in over 10 different states. Bob brings clarity and meaning to your relationship with horses and God.

Bob will at the Vermillion City Park on September 10, 2007 at 6:30 pm. The event is sponsored by Winifred Baptist Church. For more information call Pastor John Coon at (785) 799-3340.

Pictures taken during Story Hour at Vermillion May 21, 2007

The childrenâ??s pictures shown under Vermillion Photos, were taken when the Frankfort-Centralia Kinder-Prep students visited and toured the Vermillion Library the May 21. The Library holds a monthly â??Story Hourâ? during the school year for Kinder-Prep and the children can check out books at that time. Karen Zidek, one of the board members, brought her bird for the children to see.