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Cruisers keep kickin’
The Groveport Madison varsity girls
soccer team put up a good fight, but
lost to Columbus School for Girls 4-0
in a game played at Cruiser Stadium
on Sept. 11. Cruiser Emilie Sithixay
(top) tracks down the ball during the
game. Cruiser goalie Alissa Blackstone
(above left) clears the ball from the net.
Cruiser Diana Licea battles CSG player
Blair Glimcher for the ball near the
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Groveport and its police
are reaching agreements
Second of three contracts
approved by city council
By Rick Palsgrove
The city of Groveport and its police
department have agreed to two contracts
with one more agreement remaining to be
On Sept. 10, Groveport City Council
approved a three year collective bargaining
agreement dated from July 1, 2018 through
June 30, 2021 for the police department’s
four sergeants who are members of the
Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.
“Sergeants are all at max salaries: 14
percent above highest patrol base rate of
$38.18 per hour ($43.53) as of July, 2018;
14.5 percent above highest patrol base rate
of $39.32 per hour ($45.02) as of July, 2019
and 15 percent above highest patrol base
rate of $40.60 per hour ($46.69) as of July,
2020,” said Groveport City Administrator
A few weeks ago, the city and the
department’s patrol officers also agreed to
a three year contract that runs from July 1,
2018 to June 30, 2021. That contract
applies to patrol officers and detectives
who are members of the Fraternal Order of
Police, Capital City Lodge #9. Under that
contract the officers’ July 2018 pay
increase is $2,000 added to the base ending
salary of the last year of the previous contract,
then a 3 percent increase of the new
salary. The officers will receive a 3 percent
pay raise in the second year and a 3.25 percent
increase in the third year of the contract.
The only remaining contract to be negotiated
is for the department’s lone lieutenant.
“The lieutenant just became part of the
bargaining union after the negotiations for
the sergeants,” said Hall.
She said the negotiations should begin
soon for the lieutenant contract, but added
she could not predict when that agreement
would be reached.
The police captains and police chief do
not have negotiated collectively bargained
Fire Prevention Week events
By Linda Dillman
Fire Prevention Week in Madison
Township is showcasing two stations this
year with the week bookended in activities
at Station 182 in Canal Winchester and
Station 183 on Noe-Bixby Road in
Fire Safety Month is in October and fire
departments designate the second week of
the month as Fire Prevention Week.
“Fire Prevention Month raises awareness
of the dangers of fire and aids people
in preparing for fire threats,” said Madison
Township Fire Marshal Scott Hite.
President Woodrow Wilson designated
the first Fire Prevention Week in 1920. It
is the longest honored public health and
safety observance in the United States.
Locally, the Madison Township Fire
Department has station and truck tours
scheduled at both stations, in addition to
fire extinguisher demonstrations, bounce
house, fire safety gift bags, refreshments,
“Sparky” the fire safety dog, and EMS
medical helicopter tour.
The event is appropriate for all ages.
Activities at Station 182 in Canal
Winchester, 6600 Gender Road, also include
a youth firefighter combat challenge, food
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Rockin’ kindness at GM Middle School South
Teacher Rachel Owens and
her class spread kind words
By Rick Palsgrove
Groveport Madison Middle School South
students are rockin’ kindness.
During the first week of school in early
September, students in teacher Rachel
Owens’ sixth grade English Language Arts
classes created around 80 “kindness rocks”
that were “planted’ outside around the
community for people to find.
“The idea came from the Kindness Rock
Project that has been kind of floating
around the last few years,” said Owens. “I
wanted to start the school year on a positive
note by promoting kindness between
my students and throughout the community.”
Owens was inspired to conduct the project
after reading the book, “Be Kind,” by
Pat Zietlow Miller, which is about the
power of kindness. She said the character
learns there are different ways to show
kindness and how even small acts can
make a big difference.
“After reading the book to my students
and discussing its themes, each student
painted a rock,” said Owens. “The rocks are
anywhere from 2 to 5 inches and flat(ish)
on one side so they are easy to paint. I
encouraged my students to write positive
messages or quotes on their rocks.”
Owens said other students chose to
paint an artistic design on their rocks.
“On the back is a label with the words
#KindnessRocksGroveport,” said Owens.
“After the rocks were sealed and finished,
students were encouraged to ‘hide’ the
rocks in their community. Students decided
where to ‘plant’ the rocks. Hopefully, people
who find the rocks will post a photo of it
on social media using our hashtag and then
re-hide the rock so we can see how far and
wide our kindness spreads and the students
and I can see the impact they are
Owens said the purpose of the Kindness
Rocks Project is, “One message at just the
right moment can change someone’s entire
day, outlook, life.”
Owens wanted to show students how far
and wide they could spread kindness and
how something so simple as saying one nice
thing can make a big impact, which she
said is also a theme in the book, “Be Kind.”
“I would love to see how far our
Kindness Rocks go throughout the community,”
said Owens. “Hopefully, the rocks
will put a smile on the finder’s face and
encourage them to spread kindness as
My plasm ma donatio ons put
my pock et today.
Photo courtesy of Rachel Owens
Some of the “Kindness Rocks” made by students in Rachel Owens’ English
Language Arts classes at Groveport Madison Middle School South.
Continued from page 1
truck and fire safety house tour. It will be
held on Oct. 7 from 1-3 p.m.
The newest complex, Station 183 at
3228 Noe Bixby Road, is hosting Fire
Prevention Week activities on Oct. 14 from
According to Hite, the department
decided to split the event between the two
stations in order to “showcase our newly
opened fire station to the public and area
residents of the township. The National
Fire Protection Association, along with the
Madison Township Fire Department urges
people to stay informed and aware of current
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The city of Canal
will hold its 11th
annual tire sweep and
creek cleanup along
Walnut Creek on Oct.
6 from 8-11 a.m. Volunteers will remove tires in the Walnut Creek basin. Pictured
here are volunteers removing a large tire from the creek during last year’s tire
sweep. Volunteers will meet at the Walnut Woods Metro Park office, 6723 Lithopolis
Road, at 8 a.m. Pancakes and refreshments will be provided for all volunteers, compliments
of Park Manager Mindi McConnell. Canoes and kayaks are welcome, or volunteers
may wade through the creek. Tires will be collected rain or shine. For information,
contact Mindi McConnell, Metro Parks manager at 614-836-2683, or Canal
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Four to be inducted into Cruiser Athletic Hall of Fame
By Rick Palsgrove
Four more standouts will be enshrined
in the Groveport Madison High School
Cruiser Athletic Hall of Fame this year.
“We are proud to announce the next
great class of the Groveport Madison
Athletic Hall of Fame,” said Groveport
Madison Athletic Director Steve Petros.
“This class not only features a Cruiser from
long ago in Irma White, but also two athletes
who also succeeded at the college level
in Skip Ivery and Daryl Royal. We are also
inducting a member who may well have the
longest tenure in the athletic department
in Brenda Moody. This will be a fun class
that still has a lot of local ties here in
Groveport. Having the opportunity to have
the ceremony in our brand new high school
will only make the occasion more special.”
State Report Card results
show student growth
Groveport Madison School received an
overall Grade of “C” and Value Added
Grade of “A” for 2018 on the State Report
The overall grade includes six components:
Achievement, Progress, Gap
Closing, Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers
(previously known as K-3 Literacy
Improvement), Graduation Rate and
Prepared for Success. Out of Ohio’s 609
school districts, 41.6 percent earned a “C”
The Value Added grade reflects that
students achieved more than a year’sworth
of academic growth over the course
of the year.
In addition, the district received an “A”
for the academic growth of students who
have struggled the most (the lowest 20 percent
of achievers), an “A” Value Added
grade for students with disabilities, and an
“A” Value Added grade for students who
are receiving gifted services.
The district’s “Gap Closing” grade
increased from an “F” to a “B.”
The Gap Closure component indicates
how the district is meeting the performance
expectations for the most vulnerable
students in English language arts, math,
graduation and English language proficiency.
“We could not be more pleased with the
growth and progress our students are
making,” said Superintendent Garilee
Ogden. “Our staff has worked tirelessly to
ensure our students are academically successful.
We are focusing our efforts to
ensure that every student is achieving to
their maximum potential, making every
lesson and every day count. The State
Report Card is one benchmark for us to
measure our efforts, and we feel good
about the direction in which we are moving.”
The seventh annual Cruiser Hall of
Fame ceremony will be on Sept. 28 in the
Groveport Madison High School commons
area, 4475 S. Hamilton Road. The induction
ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is
open to the public prior to the varsity football
game vs. Franklin Heights (the game
begins at 7 p.m.). The inductees will also be
introduced to the crowd in Cruiser Stadium
at 6:30 p.m.
About the inductees
•Irma White - White was a 1927 graduate
and basketball standout on Cruiser
Hall of Fame coach Lucinda Doersam’s successful
girls basketball teams of the era.
White, who played forward and was team
captain for two years, was a prolific scorer.
As a junior, White scored 357 of the team’s
517 points. She easily outscored the opponents’
total team points of 283 that season.
Groveport Police statistics
August crime statistics for the city of Groveport, according to
the Groveport Police: 23 accidents, 1 assault, 5 burglaries, 2 criminal
mischief/trespassing, 9 domestic disputes, 1 domestic violence,
2 OVI and alcohol issues, 1 fight, 2 disorderly conduct, 13
thefts/robberies, 2 missing persons/juveniles, 0 weapon related
call, 2 narcotic related offenses, 7 general complaints, 0 school
related incidents, 1 identity theft, 1 suspicious vehicles/persons,
7 parking, 1 threat, 1 vandalism, 48 traffic citations, 0 sex related
crime, 4 suicide attempts.
Let’s Talk About It Book Club
The Let’s Talk About It Book Club meets the second
Wednesday each month at 2 p.m. at the Southeast Library, 3980
S. Hamilton Road, Groveport. Upcoming book is: Oct. 10 - “The
Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann.
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•Daryl Royal - Royal was a football and
basketball star who was a 1994 graduate.
Upon graduation, he held the school
records for most rushing yards in a game,
season and career. He also held the school
records for rushing average and points in a
season. He continued his career by earning
a scholarship at the University of
Cincinnati. He was also a standout basketball
player who played on back to back
OCC title teams and ranks highly in career
•Skip Ivery - Ivery excelled in both football
and track. He continued his two sport
achievements at Wittenberg University. In
track, he won the NCAC Division III championship
in the 110 meter hurdles. He had
four All American
finishes. He was a
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NCAC titles. He was the indoor and
outdoor NCAC sprinter/hurdler of the year
in 2004. He was inducted into the College
Football and Track Hall of Fame. He is
married to Heather Bradford Ivery, who is
also a member of the Cruiser Hall of Fame.
•Brenda Martin Moody - Moody is a
1977 graduate who has served as the athletic
department assistant for 27 years,
which makes her one of, if not the, longest
tenured member of the Cruiser Athletic
Department. Moody has worked with four
athletic directors and has helped classes of
athletes through their high school athletic
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Over the past five or so years, I’ve had a
love/hate relationship with the prospect of
For me, it seemed like a huge jump to go
from your 30s to your 40s. I remember
when I was young, probably in my 20s,
turning 40 was like hearing about this faroff
land … a place you knew existed, would
eventually get to someday, but couldn’t
quite comprehend what that would look or
I didn’t think of it as a dystopia-like
place, but it wasn’t exactly utopia either.
Some people say age is just a number,
but those who go through midlife crises
I used to joke that on my 40th birthday,
it would be just like any other day - nothing
to see here, move along.
Then I got sick - really sick. And there
were a few moments where I began to wonder
whether I would even have the opportunity
to celebrate that 40th milestone, or
have the choice to simply move along.
Earlier this month, I turned 40, and
although what I received was the gift of
back-to-school germs from my oldest, I
spent a lot of time reflecting on what it
meant to me to hit that personal milestone.
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Reflections on turning 40
Sure, turning 40 typically
comes with even
more gray hairs than I
thought possible. I don’t
get up off the floor quite
as fast as I used to, and I
now have to watch what
I eat at night so acid
reflux doesn’t keep me
burning the midnight oil.
I’m also a little more
worried about what
health concerns may
start manifesting. It
seems like that list of
health screenings you
should start checking off, one by one, is just
around the corner.
Turning 40, however, comes some pretty
great things also.
Your teen years are known as the awkward
years, but I remember plenty of times
when I felt awkward in my 20s and 30s. I
had a hard time saying no, and I cared
entirely too much about what other people
thought of me.
I admit I still do care what people think
about me, but only certain people - those
who mean something to me.
I’ve also felt a shift in my priorities. I
feel more at ease now with knowing what
truly matters in life, and though sometimes
I drift off course, I actually have a course
from which to follow that aligns with my
You also begin to realize that what you
thought would kill you, or what seemed
like the end of the world in your 20s and
30s, really won’t end your life. You’ll move
on, and you have enough examples from
your 20s and 30s to prove it.
Lastly, while there are some aspects of
getting older that increases my anxiety, I
feel a little more free to take risks - to follow
unrealized dreams - and let go when
something doesn’t work out.
Maybe that’s my own little personal
midlife crisis - instead of feeling regret, act
on something before remorse can creep in.
I used to be afraid to turn 40, but I can
say without a doubt, now that I am 40, I’m
so very happy to be here.
Christine Bryant is a Messenger staff writer
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One of the things I’ve noticed about getting older is
how sudden realizations pop into one’s mind.
We go along in life working and doing all the other
things we do to live and maintain ourselves. We often
don’t notice our bodies aging. We still think we’re the
young people that are floating around in the memories in
Then one day this thought bubbled up in my head: I
can’t remember the last time I ran as fast as I could.
It’s not that I’m inactive. I bicycle a lot, exercise, hike
and so forth. I’ve even run slowly for short distances when
I had to. I’m in decent shape. But when was the last time
I sprinted? I mean, really pushed my legs to cover ground
quickly. I don’t remember. Maybe it’s when I finally
called an end to my basketball playing career when my
knees said, “Enough!” some years ago.
Running as fast as one can is common when you’re a
kid and in our young adulthood. It’s a joyous experience,
almost Walt Whitmanesque in its liberating physical exuberance.
But, as the years progress we somehow find ourselves
in fewer and fewer situations that call for flat out fast
running. (5K race enthusiasts and Senior Olympians
excluded, as I know they still have it in them and that
makes me happy.)
In general, as we grow older and supposedly wiser, we
tend to not take chances with our bodies as hamstrings,
knees, shoulders, feet, and various other bones and tendons
balk at the
idea of unnecessarily
a fence, jumping
up or down on things, or
sprinting a 100 yard dash.
One of my fellow aging peers -
who, when we were young, could
jump over a picnic table lengthwise,
easily walk along the top bar
of a swing set like a high wire daredevil,
and climb rocks like they
were a ladder - recently mentioned
he contemplated hopping the short
distance from the floor to the first
step of a staircase and wondered if
it was worth the chance of making
his knees complain.
Things like running as fast as we
can were once common in our lives and they slip away from
us without our consciously meaning for them to fade.
Distractions of numerous sorts dictate to our attention. We
start caring more about other activities and ideas that are
different from when we were younger. But, as we get older,
it makes one wonder what other common things we are not
noticing as the years roll by.
We change. We adapt. We grow in other ways.
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Madison Township police cruiser involved in crash
By Linda Dillman
A mid-August vehicle crash sent a
Madison Township police officer to the hospital,
an alleged drunk driver to jail and a
police cruiser to the scrap yard following an
accident on Hamilton Road.
Madison Township Police Chief Gary
York said the officer was driving northbound
on Hamilton Road when he stopped
at a red light near the Giant Eagle supermarket.
Moments later, he was rear-ended.
York estimated the driver, who had no
insurance and was not licensed, was going
more than 30 mph when she crashed into
the officer’s vehicle, totaling the cruiser.
“Her blood alcohol level was .226,” said
In Ohio, the threshold for blood alcohol
level is .08 and a high-tier level of .17 or
higher results in stiffer penalties and
longer jail time.
During a Sept. 11 trustees’ meeting,
York asked the trustees to approve the purchase
of a 2018 Ford 150 Responder vehicle
to replace the 2013 Caprice totaled by the
insurance company, as a result of the accident.
The state bid price for the truck is
$34,951–plus an additional $3,045 for
non-bid items, for a total of $37,996–
including title and fees.
York said he initially budgeted for two
new vehicles this year, but decided to delay
the purchases. Following the accident and
the loss of the 2013 cruiser, he said it was
now necessary to replace the car with the
pursuit-rated truck. In 2013, the cruiser
was purchased and outfitted for more than
$35,000. York said the new cruiser, once
outfitted and with the insurance reimbursement
check, will be cheaper than the
old cruiser was in 2013.
“This would be a patrol vehicle, like the
SUV we currently have, but it would be a
sergeant’s vehicle,” said York, who said
because of the truck configuration, it could
serve a variety of purposes.
“It’s sitting on the lot, ready to go with
options,” said York. “Obviously, with a
2019, we would pay more and have to
The trustees unanimously approved the
Other township news
Blacklick Estates resident Reese
Kenney thanked Fire Chief Jeff Fasone for
his assistance in resolving a decade-long
“I want to give huge kudos to Jeff
Fasone,” said Kenney.
Kenney said when Fasone recently
asked her if she had any issues or concerns,
she told him about a fire hydrant that was
removed from her yard about 10 years ago
Photo courtesy of the Madison Township Police
This Madison Township Police cruiser was rear ended in a crash in August.
after it was repeatedly damaged by
“I had a fire hydrant in my yard since
the development was built,” said Kenney,
“but after the umpteenth time (of car damage);
they decided to take it out. I talked
with Jeff Fasone, and within a week, he
had someone out to look and after that, it
was replaced. I now have a bright red fire
hydrant in my yard and I thank him for
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Steve Arms (right)
Jason Loucks ring
a bell in tribute to
those who fell on
Sept. 11, 2001.
“Our goal is to
never let anyone
forget what happened
11, 2001,” said
Messenger photos by
police and firefighters
march at the
beginning of the 9-
11 Memorial Service
held at Motts
Military Museum in
Groveport on Sept.
11. The service was
held in remembrance
of the nearly
3,000 people who
died during the terrorist
attacks on the
World Trade Center
in New York, the
Washington, D.C., and United Flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, Pa.
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Peter “Dan” Burrill (left) and Dan Kockensparger, who were the guest speakers at the
service, place the Memorial Wreath in front of the damaged Ladder Truck 18 from the
Fort Pitt Fire Station from the Fire Department of New York, which was damaged on
Sept. 11, 2001 and is now part of the Motts Military Museum collection. Kockensparger,
who served 33 years with the Upper Arlington Fire Department and who was deployed
to the World Trade Center collapse with Ohio Task Force One, said when he arrived in
New York in 2001 the scene at World Trade Center site was “beyond what the mind
could comprehend. Despite the passing of 17 years, the images remain vivid.” Burrill
was a member of the Alaska Disaster Medical Assistance Team 1 that traveled to New
York after the attacks. Burrill described the aftermath of the attacks as an “overwhelming
scene and he recalled treating a tall, strong recovery worker who had received a
deep, four inch gash on his arm. Burrill said the man told him, “You’ve got five minutes
to sew me up or else bandage me up fast because I’m going back out on the pile to
work.” “There are things I’ll never forget,” said Burrill. “It’s important to remember that
bonds are built during traumatic events.”
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A bi-monthly feature celebrating our
community’s senior citizens
e benefits of growing older
Many people think of growing older in a
Although there are some side effects of
aging that one may wish to avoid, people
may find that the benefits of growing older
outweigh the negatives.
Seniors are a rapidly growing segment
of the population. With so many people living
longer, it’s time to celebrate the perks
of getting older rather than the drawbacks.
Here are some benefits to growing old.
•Higher self-esteem: The insecurities of
youth give way as one ages, and older people
have less negativity and higher selfesteem.
Qualities like self-control and
altruism can contribute to happiness.
•Financial perks: Seniors are entitled to
discounts on meals, museum entry fees,
movies, and other entertainment if they’re
willing to disclose their ages. Discounts are
available through an array of venues if one
speaks up. Seniors also can enjoy travel
perks, with slashed prices on resorts, plane
tickets and more.
•Reasoning and problem-solving skills:
Brain scans reveal that older adults are
more likely to use both hemispheres of
their brains simultaneously something
called bilateralization. This can sharpen
•Less stress: As people grow older, they
are able to differentiate their needs from
wants and focus on more important goals.
This can alleviate worry over things that
are beyond one’s control. Seniors may realize
how little the opinions of others truly
mean in the larger picture, thereby feeling
less stress about what others think of
Growing older may involve gray hair or
wrinkling skin, but there are many positive
things associated with aging.
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Red Cross blood drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive on
Oct. 1 from 1-7 p.m. at Groveport
KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road. To schedule an
appointment call 1-800-Red-Cross or visit
RedCrossBlood.org sponsor code:
Adult pickleball league
The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370
Groveport road, is accepting registration
Eight years ago, Dwayne R. Spence Funeral
Home in Canal Winchester had its first annual
Community Shred Day as a way of giving back to
the community that has supported them for nearly
Along with document shredding, each year
Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home partners with
the Canal Winchester Food Pantry who takes food
and monetary donations, the Lions Club who collects
used eyeglasses, the St. Vincent de Paul
Society who accepts clothing and household
items, and TDR LLC who accepts used electronics.
This is truly a community service day.
Community Shred Day has grown each year,
starting out with about 225 vehicles dropping off
recyclable paper and other reusable items in the
first year to nearly 650 vehicles in 2017. Since the
beginning Community Shred Day, Dwayne R.
Spence Funeral Home has been fortunate to have
the continued service of Boy Scouts Troop 256.
for its adult pickleball league. Play begins
on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. beginning early
November. Cost is $30 per player. For
information call Amy Van Huffel at 614-
Groveport Garden Club
The Groveport Garden Club meets the
first Tuesday each month at Groveport
Zion Lutheran Church, 6014 Groveport
Road. Call Marylee Bendig at (614) 218-
Community Shred Day
The Scouts and their leaders show up in force to
help unload the boxes of paper and documents
from vehicles and place them in the shredding
containers. This makes it very convenient for participants
who do not need to get out of their vehicle
or lift heavy boxes. The Scouts are able to use
their service on Community Shred Day towards
earning the “Pulp and Paper” merit badge.
Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home is pleased
that the citizens of Canal Winchester choose them
and their shred company, Royal Document
Destruction, to eliminate old and outdated paperwork.
Royal Document Destruction was chosen
to shred documents on-site because of their reputation
and their security measures in dealing with
Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home invites the
community to their 9th Annual Community Shred
Day event at the Canal Winchester location on
Saturday Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
e Franklin County Office on
Aging’s role in fighting hunger
Feeding America has declared
September “Hunger Action Month.”
The Franklin County Office on Aging
takes an active role in ensuring that older
adults in Franklin County have access to
the food assistance services they need to
preserve their independence and quality of
Food assistance services are ones that
address the needs of those who are struggling
to either gain access to food or prepare
their meals. Franklin County is a
service rich community that offers a myriad
of services to combat hunger and these
services are a vital resource to older adults
residing within our community. It is a priority
of the Franklin County Office on
Aging, through the Senior Options program,
to provide both the connection to and
funding for food assistance services such as
home delivered meals and nutritional supplements.
In 2017, Franklin County Senior
Options was able to provide approximately
673,000 home delivered meals as well as
•Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S.
For information call 837-8276.
almost 275,000 cans
of nutritional supplements
over the age of 60
residing in Franklin
In addition to these programs the
Franklin County Office on Aging also operates
an Information and Referral line for
older adults and their caregivers to connect
individuals to the robust food assistance
programs within Franklin County.
If you or someone you know is in need of
access to a food pantry, congregate meal
site or home delivered or supplemental
meal please do not hesitate to call the
Franklin County Office on Aging at 614-
We are here to help connect you with
services to meet your need.
Michelle Missler is director of the Franklin
County Office on Aging.
•Groveport Senior Center, is located at
the recreation center, 7370 Groveport
Road. For information call 836-1000.
9:00AM - 1:00PM
8 TH ANNUAL
SPENCE FUNERAL HOME
SHRED DAY &
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Bring your documents for free on site shredding.
Electronics being collected by T.D.R.LLC RECYCLERS
bring anything with a wire, plug or cable
(TVs a charge of $1.00 per screen inch does apply)
Our Family Helping Your Family
Bring your used
donate to the
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Paul Society will
Food Pantry will
be collecting nonperishable
September 23, 2018 - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - PAGE 9
Franklin County Board of Commissioners: Kevin Boyce • Marilyn Brown • John O’Grady
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and The Franklin County Office on Aging join with the Messenger Newspaper in providing this update on aging issues in Franklin County.
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
September is National Preparedness Month. National Preparedness Month was
founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness across the United States. The 2018
theme: “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” focuses on planning. We are
reminded to take the opportunity to plan and prepare ourselves and our families for all
hazards and emergencies before they happen. Emergencies can occur anytime and
anywhere without advance notice.
tornados. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an
In our area power outages are a common occurrence this time of year after a
to last for at least 72 hours. To receive advance warnings of thunderstorms or other
system is designed to notify residents about emergencies and other important
community news in jurisdictions throughout Franklin County.
Know how you will communicate during a disaster. Consider these steps to start
your emergency communication plan:
2. SHARE. Make certain trusted people in your support network know:
Where your emergency supplies are kept.
How to contact you if the power goes out.
contact each other directly.
What medical devices or assistive technology devices that you need to have
with you if there is an evacuation order from local officials.
How to obtain a copy of your plan.
3. PRACTICE. Just like you would a fire drill.
Discuss your needs and/or the needs of a family member; learn about their
assistance or services. Advocate including people with disabilities and others
with access and functional needs into emergency planning in your community.
employer includes the needs of people with disabilities and others with access
and functional needs.
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Kids ages 5-10 can paint a ceramic tile
with a Halloween theme on Oct. 9 from
6:30-7:30 p.m. at Groveport KidSpace, 630
Wirt Road. Free. All supplies are included.
Come dressed to paint. Call 614-836-3333
to register by Oct. 5.
Place a prepaid classified line ad in our paper
for the month of SEPTEMBER and be registered to win
$50 Gift Card from
The Columbus Messenger Newspapers.
All ads received by mail, in person,
email or phone will be included in the drawing.
Drawing will be held
September 28, 2018
and the winner will be notified
and published in
our October 7th issue.
The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370
Groveport Road, is accepting registration
for its many youth basketball programs
beginning Oct. 1. Programs available for
boys and girls ages 4 thru sixth Grade.
For information call Juli Pintz at 614-836-
1000 or visit www.groveportrec.com.
Groveport Buttoneers 4-H
These Groveport Buttoneers 4-H Club
members received at least a blue ribbon on
their projects at the 2018 Franklin County
Fair and other awards.
Stella Casto - Purr-Fect Pals; Jacob
Garrett — Not Just Knots - Outstanding
and State Fair Alternate, Trapping
Muskrats - Outstanding and Honorable
Mention, Creative Baking Pie or Tart
Master Chef class; Samantha Garrett —
Not Just Knots, Sew for Others - Superior,
State Fair Selection, Star Spangled Foods,
Creative Baking - 3rd place in Fudge
Master Chef class; Matthew Gavorcik -
Rockets Away, Solid Fuel - Outstanding,
Honorable Mention, Racing the Clock to
Awesome Meals - Outstanding, State Fair
selection, Interlock Block Jr. Division;
Nancy Gavorcik - Fast Break for
Breakfast; Abby Harshman — Family
History Treasure Hunt - Superior, State
Fair selection, The Laundry Project -
Honorable Mention; Max Harshman -
Remote Control Vehicle - Outstanding,
Best of Class; Anaiya Jenkins - Sew Fun -
Outstanding; Natina Jenkins - Self-
Determined, ASL; Elizabeth Masino - Sew
Fun - Outstanding. Creative Baking - 4th
place in Muffin Novice class, 2nd place in
Cookies Novice class; Anthony Rawson -
Market Beef - Haley Rawson - Market Beef
- Outstanding; Camryn Schooley — Self
Determined Sr. - Superior, Honorable
Mention; Grow Your Own Vegetables -
Intermediate/Senior Division of
Interlocking Block contest; Chancelyr
Schooley — Teens on the Road to Financial
Success — Outstanding, Honorable
Mention; Jadyn Schooley - Self Determined
Jr., Astronomy - Superior, Honorable
Mention, 3rd in the Interlocking Block
Contest, Intermediate division; Aidan
Stobart - Measuring Up - Outstanding, Get
Started in Art - Outstanding; Stella
Stobart - Cake Decorating - Honorable
Mention; Colten Watkins - Market Swine -
white ribbon, 1st in Class and Reserve
Champion in the Lightweight Division;
Morgan Webb - Cake Decorating -
Outstanding, State Fair Alternate; Lauren
Wilson - Market Swine - 4th in Class 3 and
3rd in Class 4, in Open Class, placed 3rd in
her class and 7th in individual Open Class
and placed 1st in class in Showmanship.
Cloverbuds: Luke Gavorcik, Emma
Webb, Aubrey Wilson, Ellie Wolery.
Wilson placed 1st in Youth Showmanship.
The 4-H club entered the Creative
Baking contest with a maple bourbon brown
sugar peach pie in the Group Pie class placing
5th and was in the Tom McNutt
Memorial Creative Baking Auction.
Club Advisors include Gaynell Garrett,
Lisa Frasure, Melanie Harshman, Josh
Schooley and Todd Hill. Groveport
Buttoneers 4-H Club meets year round and
accepts new members in October.
Traditional 4-H’ers (taking an individual
project) must be age 8 and in the 3rd grade
as of Jan. 1, 2019. Cloverbuds are age 5
and in Kindergarten through second grade
and work on group projects during the club
meetings. For information about 4-H,
Come meet “spirited” former residents
of Groveport as they come to life to share
their experiences from the past. This is a
non-scary visit to the Groveport Cemetery
where you will travel from “spirt” to “spirit”
to hear pieces of history, folklore, and
legends from “characters” such as Jacob
Wert, an 1850s era mother, a Civil War soldier,
and the cemetery sexton. Presented
by the Groveport Heritage & Preservation
Society on Oct. 26 from 6-7 p.m. at the
Groveport Cemetery, 551 Wirt Road. Free.
Apple Butter Day 5K
The fifth annual Apple Butter Day 5K/1
Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held Oct. 13 in
Groveport Park, 7370 Groveport Road. The
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. and
the 5K Run/Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Cost
is $10 for the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and
$20 for the 5K. Register at the Groveport
Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road or
call Amy Van Huffel at 614-836-1000 for
information. The 5K route uses sidewalks,
nature trails and the leisure path located
at Groveport Park. All ages welcome.
Groveport trick or treat
Trick or treat will be held in Groveport
on Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m. Groveport
Town Hall will be serving hot dogs, popcorn
and drink courtesy of the Groveport
Police Department, Madison Township
Fire Department and Groveport Town
Hall. Free. At 7 p.m. the annual Block
Party will begin and includes a costume
contest, the Groveport Madison High
School band, the Cruiserettes, cider, and
donuts. Sponsored by The Groveport Lions
Township trick or treat
Trick or treat will be held in the unincorporated
areas of Madison Township on
Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Remembering Joe Newland
On Feb. 13, 2018, Joe Newland, a personal
trainer) at the Groveport Recreation
Center lost his life to cancer. He was an
inspiration for many. Pedal with friends in
remembrance of Joe and his passion for fitness
and people on Oct. 27. Check-in
between 8:15-8:45 a.m. Ride begins at 9
a.m. All ages and fitness levels welcome.
Ride will begin at Cruiser Park, 4677
Bixby Road. $10 registration fee. Register
at Groveport Recreation Center, 7370
Groveport Road. For information call Amy
Van Huffel at 614-836-100.
Register thru Oct. 26 for the Groveport
Recreation Center’s, 7370 Groveport Road,
annual Pumpkin Plunge. Swim and pick
out your pumpkin from the heated indoor
pool on Oct. 28 from 3-5 p.m. Dress in your
favorite costume and compete in the costume
contest, but don’t forget your bathing
suit. All ages welcome. $6 (includes pumpkin),
$2 (no pumpkin).
Cruiser golfer excels
Groveport Madison High
School’s Preston Nanthavong
was named Ohio Capital
Conference Capital Division
Golfer of the Year with a 75.5
“Preston has been working
his entire high school career to
achieve this,” said Groveport
Madison Athletic Director Steve
Petros. “He is the kid you will
find on a golf course in bad conditions
working on his game 12
months a year. He set a goal to
become league champion and worked his way for this
honor. We couldn’t be more proud.”
Science Night will be held on the first Wednesday of
each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at KidSpace, 630 Wirt
Road, Groveport. On Oct. 3 kids ages 6-12 can come
have fun making exploding poly juice, veritaserum and
laughter potion. Free. Come dressed as your favorite
Harry Potter character but ready to make potions. Call
614-836-3333 to register by Oct. 1.
Kids ages 5-14 will learn how to stay safe when
staying home alone, how to give directions, how and
when to approach a stranger if they are lost and what
to do in an emergency. Program instructed by the
Groveport Police Department on Oct. 24 at Groveport
Town Hall, 648 Main St. from 6-7 p.m. Free. Call 614-
836-3333 to register by Oct. 22.
Groveport zoning issues
•Groveport City Council is considering amending
the zoning from agricultural to select commercial
planned district on about six acres located on the east
side of Hendron Road south of the railroad and near
the intersection of Hendron Road and Cherry Blossom
According the to zoning amendment paperwork, the
applicant owns a security installation business in
Obetz with 15 employees. He would like to rezone the
property on Hendron Road to build a small office with
warehouse facilities as well as build and rent self-storage
units at the back of the property.
•Council is considering a request for a permitted use
variance for property located at 4241 Williams Road,
which is currently zoned planned industrial park.
According to a report by Groveport City Engineer
Steve Farst and the variance request paperwork, the
applicant wishes to convert the existing warehouse on
the site into a service and repair facility and use the
property for truck mechanical service, parts storage
and distribution, and fleet vehicle sales.
Public hearings on both issues will be held prior to
the council meeting on Sept. 24. Council is scheduled
to vote on the two requests mentioned above at the
Sept. 24 meeting.
Groveport Blacklick Haunted Park
The city of Groveport Blacklick Haunted Park will
be held Oct. 26 & 27 from 7:30-11 p.m. at Groveport
Blacklick Park, 770 Blacklick St. Cost is $5 per person.
Proceeds go to Groveport Madison Human Needs and
the Groveport Food Pantry. The event is very scary so
parental discretion is advised. Sponsored by the city of
Groveport and Groveport residents.
September 23, 2018 - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - PAGE 11
Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove
Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum
Ken Realty building
Pictured here in a photo from 1962 is the Ken Realty building,
a realtor’s business that was once operated by Kermit
Alspaugh on Groveport’s Main Street approximately where
the green space is today near Ace Hardware. The building
was noted for the eagle statue that stood on the roof above
the front door as well as the large boulders that marked its
parking lot borders.
Women’s Self Defense class
A Women’s Self Defense class for ages 14 and older will be held
at the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, on Oct.
17 and 24 from 6-9 p.m. Groveport Police officers will lead the
class. Come prepared to learn how to punch, strike, kick, hold,
yell, and more. Cost is $10 per person. Register at the Groveport
Recreation Center or call 614-836-1000 to see how to register
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If you see a hydrant being flushed on your street, avoid running tap water,
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Vehicles & Bicycles: Adult and Children’s Bicycles, ATV
Gas Powered Dirt Bikes
Misc: Air Conditioners, HVAC Ventilation Equipment,
and Miscellaneous Equipment.
Pursuant to O.R.C. 505.10, the Madison Township Police
Department, Franklin County Ohio has in its possession,
a vehicle that has been designated as surplus and is set
to be auctioned to the public at Absolute Auction by
Mike Brandly, Auctioneer, located at 4949 Hendron Rd.
Groveport, Ohio 43125 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
Auction is from 5:30 p.m. until the last item is sold.
TERMS: Payment in full is required the evening of the
auction. Payment can be made by Cash, Credit Cards or
Debit Cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American
• 2002 Cadillac Seville SLS Vin # 1G6KS54Y72U225725
mileage unable to be confirmed
Cross Country Moving,
Long distance Moving
Company, out of state
move $799 Long Distance
Movers. Get Free
quote on your Long distance
Sleep Apnea Patients - If
you have Medicare coverage,
call Verus Healthcare
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supplies for little or no
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Our customer care
agents await your call. 1-
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Lung Cancer? And Age
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turn your home equity into
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Exp. Welder Wanted
Hiring a Welder with Custom
exp. Potential long term
employment. The hours
are M-F 9-5 & occasional
Saturday’s 9-2. Must
have reliable transp.
BENDING EXPER. IS A
MUST! Please call 614-
506-6010 & leave your
full name and phone
number. You can also
text your resume to this
Home Health Aides
$13.00/hr. after 90 days
$15.00/hr. Premium Shifts
Must be passionate about
helping the elderly. 1 yr. of
experience working for an
employer in a caregiver
role is required.
To apply, please visit
xCome & Get It
COME AND GET IT
Deadlines are Tuesdays by 5 pm.
Call For Publication Schedule 614-272-5422
Need to Get Rid of Something Fast - Advertise It Here For FREE!
FREE Garden Straw for gardens or bedding. Call for appointment for pickup.
Circle S Farms, 9015 London-Groveport Road, Grove City, 43123
Grove City - 614-878-7980
Vintage Steamer Trunk with drawers & pull out hanger rack. Last voyage 1939
DJ - Canal Winchester - 614-560-1293 Leave msg. for return call
Hammond Extra-Voice electric organ with bench
and many song books-does not work.
BA - Grove City - 614-875-8860
FREE Firewood - cut to length - not split
DB - Canal Winchester - 614-833-0731 (Lv msg for return call)
. Come and Get It! is a bi-weekly column that offers readers an opportunity to pass
along surplus building materials, furniture, electronic equipment, crafts, supplies,
appliances, plants or household goods to anybody who will come and get them - as
long as they’re FREE. NO PETS! Just send us a brief note describing what you want
to get rid of, along with your name, address and phone number. Nonprofit
organizations are welcome to submit requests for donations of items. Send information
to The Columbus Messenger, Attention: Come and Get It, 3500 Sullivant Ave.,
Columbus, OH43204. Deadline is Tuesdays by 5 pm for following Mondays
publication. Messenger Newspapers is not responsible for any complications that
may occur. Please contact us when items are gone. 272-5422
Come & Get It
xMisc. for Sale
Shop / Delivery Person
Needed 8-5, Mon-Fri.
Will Train. Mechanically
inclined, able to drive a
standard shift, able to lift
50 lbs, have a driver’s
license and dependable
transportation. Apply in
person at 2270 Harper
Rd., Columbus or call
Property Mgmt. Co.
needs full/part time
Plumbing or Electric
Misc. for Sale
Auction Auto Detailers
FRANK’S DETAIL OHIO
50 Immediate Openings
up to $750+ per week
Will Train / FT Benefits/
Driver’s Lic/Drug Test Req
Apply in person starting
September 26th, online
application or make an
Located: Manheim Ohio
3905 Jackson Pike
Grove City, OH
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
Seeking FT Maintenance
Service Technician in the
Candidates are responsible
for performing daily
work orders, unit turns and
includes drug testing,
background check, maintenance
test & judgement
index test. Please contact
John Hardiman at
or at 614-804-8157
xFocus on Rentals
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Apartments in Ashville
Income limits apply
no stairs or steps throughout.
Reserve your spot today.
Contact Lora at (740)983-2222
for more info or an application
DO YOU NEED
TO RENT THAT
Focus on Rentals
SCORE A TOUCHDOWN
Place a prepaid classified line ad in our paper
during the month of SEPTEMBER and be registered
to win a $50 Gift Card from
The Columbus Messenger Newspapers.
All ads received by mail, in person, e-mail or phone
will be included in the drawing.
Drawing will be held September 28th, 2018
and the winner will be notified and published
in our October 7th, 2018 issue .
Cleaning 2.5-3 hrs per
night, 6 days a wk.
Evenings 10p-1a, $800-
1200 per mo based on
experience and quality.
Central Ohio Forklifts has
an immediate need for a
mechanic. We offer competitive
wages, training &
benefits. Reward offered!
$1000 to new hire mechanic
payable after 90
days. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax
to 614-351-5123. Auto mechanics
welcome to apply.
Multi-Family Yard Sale
Sept. 22, Noon-?
Sept. 29, Noon-?
2871 Broadway, Grv City
Small & large items, tools,
old records, antiques from
estate sales, much more.
Trash & Treasure Sale
Fri., Oct. 5th, 9am-6pm
Sat., Oct. 6th, 9am-1pm
Hope UM Church
83 E. Columbus St.,
Food, firniture, clothes
and items for the home
$3.00 Bag Sale Saturday
WANT TO BUY
We Buy Cars & Trucks
We Buy Junk Cars &
Trucks. Highest Prices
$ Cash At Your Door $
for junk or unwanted cars
(Free Tow). Call
CASH FOR CARS
★★ WANTED ★★
Vintage Watches, Scrap
Gold & Silver. Vintage
Radios; Fada, Zenith,
Emerson & RCA, red,
blue, green colors.
★★ 614-404-9679 ★★
WANTS TO Purchase
minerals and other oil &
gas interests. Send details
to: P.O. Box 13557,
Denver, CO 80201
Truck Tonno Cover for
sale, fits 8’ bed - $50.
Palm Manor Resort
Within minutes of white
sand Gulf beaches,
world famous Tarpon
fishing, golf courses, restaurants/shopping,
Gardens. 2 BR 2 BA
condos with all ammenities,
or call 1-800-848-8141
86 Trans Am, one owner
great cond. Must See!
$9000 obo 614-833-2513
Washer, Dryer, Stove &
Refrig. Repair 875-7588
Driveways & Parking Lots
Sealcoating & Services LLC
Quality Materials Used
Driveway Seal ( by broom)
Hot Fill Crack, Asphalt Repair
Call or text for Free Est.
Dirt Busters Tile/Floor-Any
3 Rms - $44.95. Pet odor
Looking for Mrs. Clean?
For excellent cleaning
services at reas. rates
w/great refs, depend.
10% Sr. Disc. Gwen
614-556-5782 Free Est.
Cleaning, 20 yrs. exp.
Call Judy 614-946-2443
Accepting New Clients
2 Hours - $40-$50
D.J. & DAD KIMMLE
All Types E/SE
All Work Guaranteed
Good Work - Fair Prices
Driveways • Sidewalks
Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.
Now Accepting Credit Cards
All Types Concrete Work
New or Tear Out-Replace
36 Yrs Exp.
Owner Is On The Job!
Quality Concrete Work
Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,
Block Work & Excavation
Bsmt. Wall Restoration
36 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.
Free Ests. 614-871-3834
Work For 31 Yrs.
Licensed • Bonded • Insured
Free Estimates • Lic. # 20240
Seasoned Firewood - Call
for pricing. 614-837-5275
A1 RAINFLOW DRAINS
repaired or replaced,
Low Price-Great Service
5 & 6” Seamless gutters,
covers, siding, gutter clng.
Complete System Clean & Check
All Makes • All Models
43 yrs exp. • Sr. Discount
Phil Bolon Contr.
Windows & Siding
Decks, Kitchens, Baths
Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.
45 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.
Free Est. - Financing Avail.
Member BBB Of Cent. OH
O.C.I.E.B. ID #24273
Interior & Exterior
Full Service Remodeling
• Bathrooms • Kitchens
• Tile • Drywall • Flooring
• Roofing • Siding • Etc.
NO JOB TO SMALL
A+ BBB Rating
A+ Angie’s List
Lic. • Bonded • Insured
Minor Plumbing &
Install Hot Water Tanks,
Dishwashers & Disposals
Also Fencing &
Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.
w/refs - 614-774-1472
JOE’S HOME MAINT.
Home Repairs, Roofing,
Siding, Gutters, Soffits,
Misc. Int. Repairs
Call Joe 614-235-6883
35 Years Exp.
Retired Finishing Carpenter
for all your extra home
repairs. over 40 yrs. exp.
Roof & Chimney
All types masonry work -
Brick, tuckpointing, cultured
chemical cleaning, power
washing, Gutter cleaning.
614-364-6668 lv msg
LET US MAINTAIN
YOUR LAWN & GARDEN
Winter or Fall
WE DO IT ALL!!!!
Lawn Cuts, Edging,
Trees & Shrubs, Garden,
Garden Pond &
Free Ests. Low Rates
$20 & Up
Kevin - 614-905-3117
Aaron Allen Moving
Local Moving Since 1956
Bonded & Insured
Celebrating 60 yrs in business
No Job Too Small
A Job Well Done Again
A lic. general contractor.
Some skilled services
incl: painting, stucco,
repair, carpentry, exterior
drainage & home maint.
Call Today! 614-235-1819
Interior and Exterior
40 yrs. in business
A+ rating BBB
ALL IN ONE
“One Call Does It All”
$25 OFF LABOR
With This Ad
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
All About Drains & Plumb.
Will snake any sm drain
$115 + tax. 614-778-2584
Home Powerwash from
$99-$199. Also House
Robinson roofing & repairs
30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Cols.
Reas rates. Member of
BBB. Dennis Robinson
REPAIR all makes 24 hr.
service. Clean, oil, adjust
in your home. $39.95 all
work gtd. 614-890-5296
Driveways topped w/new
limestone. We also deliver
Topsoil - comtil - sandmulch.
Bobcat Services Avail.
Fast Tree Service
Free With Access,
Insured, Free Est.
Payment Plans Avail.
BURNS TREE SERVICE
Trimming, Removal &
Joe’s Tree & Yard Work
Trim, thin, shape bushes,
hedges, stump grinding,
TREE & LANDSCAPE
Also Stump Removal
Free Est. - Fully Ins.
Brewer & Sons Tree Service
• Tree Removal
• Tree Trimming 10-14
• Stump Grinding
• Bucket Truck Services
Best Prices • Same Day Service
CAN YOU PICTURE YOUR AD?
For Display Advertising
Rates in the Service
Directory, Call KATHY
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