Nancy Camden

Correspondent

For thirty years, Nancy Camden traveled the country selling her fabric art at juried art fairs, finding NPR from a laminated state-by-state station guide as she drove. Now, her curiosity and adventuresome spirit guide her in creating sound-rich human-interest stories for our Arts & More show. She graduated from Ball State University with majors in Art and Theatre.

Marshall Post Master Beth Martin in the post office museum
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Wanted: Young skinny wiry fellows. Not over eighteen. Must be expert riders. Willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. Wages were $25 per week.

This is an example of what you might find at the U.S. Post Office Museum in Marshall. It's an ad to hire men for the pony express...and the job sounds less than appealing.

Nancy Essex picks up a handful of red worms used in vermicomposting
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The next time you put food scraps down your garbage disposal or in your garbage can, consider using nature’s garbage disposal, vermicomposting. Vermi is Latin for worm. So, it’s composting using worms.

George Forrester and his tuba
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“I didn’t play my horn for a long time because I just got burned out, played too many funerals,” says Kalamazoo tuba player George Forrester Sr. He plays with the Kalamazoo Concert Band. Their concert, “Through the Eyes of a Child” will be performed Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Cheney Auditorium.  

Flowerfield Enterprises' truck they use to spread compost tea
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It’s officially spring and while some people are starting to think about fertilizing their lawn, others are using compost tea. 

The Time Steppers tap dancing
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“You don’t even realize you are exercising,” one dancer offered. Another said, “My balance is better. My flexibility is better.” Bob Husser feels that a lot of people would like to tap dance but they’re afraid to try.

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