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. The Fulton County News .
Bt. Cabins Independent
Bible Church
P.O. Box 4
Burnt Cabins, PA
Pastor Bob Benson
Titus 2:12 “Teaching us that,
denying ungodliness and
worldly lusts, we should live
soberly, righteously, and
godly, in this present world”
The fourth and final thing
to consider in our study of how
to live a godly life is that God is
immutable, or unchanging. We
see this throughout the Bible.
Mal. 3:6a says, “For I am the
LORD, I change not”. Heb. 13:8
says, “Jesus Christ the same
yesterday, and today, and for
ever.” This is one thing we can
strive for in our lives. We can
live faithfully, obediently and
consistently in obedience to
God's Word. We won't be per-fect
but we have a goal to strive
for. We're reminded in I Cor.
15:58, “Therefore, my beloved
brethren, be ye stedfast, un-moveable,
always abounding in
the work of the Lord, forasmuch
as ye know that your labour is
not in vain in the Lord.” Don't
change with the world. Stand
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1301 North Clear Ridge Rd.
Hustontown, PA 17229
717-485-0604 or
Jimmy Dellinger
Text: Acts 1:8
Message: The purpose of the
Holy Ghost is to equip the
believer with power to witness
effectively and courageously.
I think of an account in Acts
5:40–42, where the apostles
were beaten and were told not
to speak in the name of Jesus.
They left rejoicing to be count-ed
worthy to suffer for Christ.
Did the beating stop them? No.
Did they quit speaking in the
name of Jesus? No, in fact
Acts 5:42 tells us,”and daily in
the temple and in every house
they ceased not to teach and
preach Jesus Christ.” No doubt
the Holy Ghost was impower-ing
the apostles. And he will
do the same for the
believer today. Until next week,
God bless.
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By Elizabeth Bloom
This is not a story about dirt.
It’s actually a story about
an old asphalt plant, a set of
computers older than the av-erage
baseball player and a
man who revolutionized an
industry he didn’t know ex-isted.
OK, and it is about dirt.
But this dirt is special: It
starts under the ground in
western Pennsylvania and
ends under the cleats of the
best baseball players in the
“Most people have no
idea that the infield mix for
Major League Baseball, from
San Diego to Boston, comes
from Slippery Rock, Penn-sylvania,”
said Grant McK-night,
president and founder
of DuraEdge.
DuraEdge, which has ad-ministrative
offices in Grove
City, counts 21 of MLB’s 30
stadiums among its clients,
including iconic ballparks
such as PNC Park, AT&T
Park and Wrigley Field.
Matt Brown, the Pirates'
director of field operations,
said DuraEdge has “revolu-tionized''
the infield skin in-dustry,
even saving Pirates
games that would have been
postponed or delayed.
“When people see a Du-raEdge
infield, they are im-pressed
with it and they
want it in their field,” Brown
said. “I think that speaks vol-umes
of just how far we've
come in just a 10-year stretch
with DuraEdge.”
McKnight grew up in
Slippery Rock, swam for
Bucknell University and quit
baseball at the age of 11. Af-ter
his family’s coal business
shuttered, McKnight worked
for his father’s new con-struction-
materials compa-ny;
in 2000, while still working
for his father’s company, he
opened his own business,
producing sand and soil mix-es
for golf courses.
Here’s how David Freese
and John Jaso have helped
to alter Josh Bell’s plate ap-proach
While working on a proj-ect
at Slippery Rock Univer-sity’s
new baseball stadium,
McKnight talked to the ath-letic
director about putting
in the infield. The athletic di-rector
asked about the oth-er
places where McKnight
had built infield surfaces.
“Nowhere,” McKnight re-sponded.
“This would be the
first place.”
The athletic director was
hesitant, but McKnight was
undeterred. Still, it was new
territory for baseball and
softball. Unlike the golf in-dustry,
which had plentiful
resources on turf man-agement,
couldn’t find anything
from MLB on infield skins.
So he had to experiment,
making a test plot and drop-ping
it off at the ballpark.
“They put it in,” McK-night
said, “and the rest is
Through the high schools
and colleges that played at
Slippery Rock’s stadium,
McKnight, a 45-year-old fa-ther
of four, started to build
a network of groundskeepers
who wanted the dirt – and
helped him refine it. The
Washington Wild Things
were his first professional
client in 2002. A few years
later, the Philadelphia
Phillies became the first
MLB team to plunge into
DuraEdge’s muddy waters.
All the while, McKnight
was tinkering with the prod-uct.
McKnight, who drives a
Mercedes and is partial to
automotive metaphors, said
he honed the product at the
major league level before dis-tributing
it to recreational
fields – much like car safety
features are tested on high-performing
racecars before
heading to the mass market.
“It was trial and error,”
McKnight said. “All the re-search
and development has
been done at the major
league level for all our prod-ucts.”
In essence, he married as-pects
of his two companies:
the soil science of the golf
business and the mixing
tools of the construction ma-terials
industry. The soil fea-tures
finely measured ratios
between silt and clay, blend-ed
with various amounts of
DuraEdge makes its soil
at a former asphalt plant in
Plain Grove, near Slippery
Rock. The operation runs on
decades-old computers, in a
trailer the team affection-ately
calls “mission control.”
Large hoppers spit out sand
and clay onto belt feeders,
which carry the materials
into a 1950s pugmill that
McKnight bought at an old
farm field in Ohio. Piles of
red clay stand nearby, like
scale models of the Grand
Plus, there’s the “com-pletely
dumb luck'' that
McKnight happens to be
from western Pennsylvania,
whose clay, he insists, is spe-cial.
“Not all dirt is created
equal,” McKnight said. “It’s
a very, very unique mineral.”
That clay, mined in a pro-prietary
location near the
plant, is the only material
that appears in all of the
company’s infields. Du-raEdge
ships that clay by
barge, train and truck down
the Ohio River and across
Appalachia’s railways to the
company’s nine mixing facil-ities
throughout the coun-try,
where it’s blended with
locally sourced sand.
What makes this dirt dif-ferent
from all other dirt?
Brown said DuraEdge in-fields
are easier to maintain,
sturdier and less prone to
“chunking'' when a player
slides or pivots, resulting in
fewer funky baseball hops.
Plus, the clay is absorbent,
letting teams play in rain and
even preventing costly post-ponements.
Before the Pi-rates
installed a DuraEdge
infield in fall 2008, PNC Park
averaged 5.6 postponed
games each season. Since
then, that number has
shrunk to 2.5 postponed
games per year, according to
data provided by the team.
“Once it’s in place, it’s
pretty much foolproof,”
Brown said. “It takes an ob-scene
amount of water, as
you can see. We’re able to
play four or five innings in a
moderate rain and be com-pletely
As DuraEdge’s footprint
in MLB grows, so does the
company. McKnight esti-mates
there are about 1,200
to 1,500 DuraEdge infields,
generally priced from $15,000
to $50,000, across the coun-try.
The business employs a
few dozen people, most of
whom work at the compa-ny’s
offices in a former G.C.
Murphy department store in
Grove City. DuraEdge also
sells “top-dressing” –
crushed shale layered on top
of infields – and warning
tracks, which are made from
Colorado lava rock.
Most of the Pirates’ mi-nor-
league affiliates have in-stalled
DuraEdge dirt, too.
The team’s minor-league sta-diums
in Indianapolis and
Altoona, along with Pirate
City in Bradenton, Fla., use
DuraEdge dirt.
“Just from an organiza-tional
standpoint, it’s very
helpful to have your Single,
Double, Triple-A fields mir-ror
each other as much as
possible,” Brown said. “That
way the players build up a
certain level of comfortabili-ty
and they know what to ex-pect
when they’re moving up
the ranks.”
Before this season, the
team installed a brand-new
DuraEdge infield, which Pi-rates
infielders were quick to
praise, although they credit-ed
Brown’s crew more than
the silt-to-clay ratio and
sand particle size of Du-raEdge’s
soil. Last year,
shortstop Jordy Mercer no-ticed
the field had some wear
and tear, causing dirt build-ups
and bad hops.
“Ours has been amazing
this year,” Mercer said.
“They did it right. It needed
to be redone, but they did it
the right way, and it’s been
But perhaps the
strongest endorsement
came from utility player Sean
Rodriguez, who recently re-turned
to the Pirates after a
stint with the DuraEdge-less
Atlanta Braves at the new
SunTrust Park.
“This place has been
amazing, since I've been back
a couple of days,” Rodriguez
said of PNC Park. “Atlanta, I
don’t know, being a new field,
I don’t know if they’re still
trying to get a feel for how it’s
going to work, but I would
definitely give this field a way
bigger edge than Atlanta
right now.”
Who knows? Atlanta may
find a solution in western
Gun Dealer
Faces Charges
After 600
Guns Removed
Police in Pennsylvania say a
gun dealer has been sen-tenced
to prison for threat-ening
an animal welfare offi-cer,
and now more charges
have been filed after officers
removed nearly 600 weapons
from his home.
The Allegheny County
Sheriff’s office says Gary
Guyaux put officers and
Why PA Dirt Is Used In Most MLB Stadium Infields neighbors in danger. He’s a
licensed firearms dealer, but
officers in July found four
weapons that had been
stolen and 15 that were pro-hibited.
Guyaux was sentenced
to 18 to 36 months on Thurs-day
on the earlier charge of
terroristic threats.
He was arraigned on the
new charges including re-ceiving
stolen property
The ordeal started in
2014 when an animal welfare
officer cited him for the 36
dogs on his property.
Guyaux is heard in
recordings saying he wanted
to kill the man.
His attorney says the dis-trict
attorney’s office is un-fairly
targeting his client.
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