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NBC, IVC announce all-stars

FPS Staff Report

Post-season awards have been announced by officials from the Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) and Inter Valley Conference.

 

NBC All-League selections

Wrestling

Carrollton wrestling coach Ken Pasiuk was named coach of the year and his son, senior Aidan Pasiuk, a state champion, was named player of the year.

Carrollton dominated the list of first team wrestling selections, placing six on the list of 16 names.

Joining Aidan Pasiuk on the list are: junior Justin Shaw, senior Adam Shaw, sophomore Brandon Daniels, senior Brenton Miller and sophomore Ben Pasiuk.

Freshman Robbie Daniels was a second team selection along with Minerva junior Travis Kuttler, senior Alex Lucas and freshman Luke Chaddock.

Carrollton freshman Nathan Blake and junior Noah Carrothers were honorable mention selections along with Minerva juniors Jay Chaddock and Connor Fritz.

 

Tickets available for local Wild Turkey Federation banquet

The Carroll County Doublebeards, part of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), is hosting their 18th annual banquet March 25 at FFA Camp Muskingum.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner, catered by Jimmy’s BBQ, will be served at 7 p.m. The meal includes pulled pork, marinated chicken breast, garlic parmesan potatoes, California spring vegetables, rolls, salad and dessert. Adult beverages will also be available.

Tickets are $60 single, $80 couple, $275 sponsor or $300 for sponsor couples ticket. Jakes ticket (youth) is $30. Meal is included with ticket purchase.

“Last year from our banquet we raised $22,000 for habitat and wildlife conservation/preservation,” Brad Luckey, Doublebeards treasurer said. “As the local NWTF chapter, we continue to be able to provide funds for the NWTF and we can apply those funds to be used in habitat projects in the local area.”

Luckey encourages anyone wanting to help with their mission, to attend the banquet to learn more.

“I encourage people to join our flock’,” Luckey continued. “You can’t make things happen without getting involved.”

For tickets, call Luckey at 760-791-2175.

 

Farm Bureau presidents talk ‘ag’ on Capitol Hill

By Leigh Ann Rutledge

The trip began with a tour of the American Farm Bureau Federation building and a trip to the roof to “check out the view”. Shown above are country presidents with the Capital Building in the background. They are (from left): John Seleski, Harrison County; Jim Rowe, Tuscarawas County; Duayne Wetherell, Jefferson County; and Bernie Heffelbower, Carroll County.

The trip began with a tour of the American Farm Bureau Federation building and a trip to the roof to “check out the view”. Shown above are country presidents with the Capital Building in the background. They are (from left): John Seleski, Harrison County; Jim Rowe, Tuscarawas County; Duayne Wetherell, Jefferson County; and Bernie Heffelbower, Carroll County.

Accent Editor

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) county presidents and/or vice presidents, members of local media and other guests visited Washington D.C. for the OFBF County President’s Trip March 13-15.

The tour is held in March each year and gives county presidents the opportunity to talk with their congressmen and various representatives from agencies related to the agriculture industry.

The whirlwind trip includes brainstorming, presentations and, of course, good food. A total of 73 presidents and/or vice-presidents, including Carroll County Farm Bureau President Bernie Heffelbower, attended the 71st annual trip. Flying in from all over Ohio to five different airports, early arrivals had an opportunity to learn tips for advocacy on “The Hill” and how to be a successful Farm Bureau advocate. Groups met at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Office, located at 600 Maryland Ave. SW.

Participants had the option to tour the facility and check out the view from the roof. Though windy, the roof gave a fabulous view of the Capitol Building and the National Archives, among other sites. Following a box lunch, participants were briefed on the following American Farm Bureau issues: Regulatory reform, tax reform and trade.

Celtic music takes center stage at Roxy Theatre

MINERVA – The music of Ireland and Scotland, as well as Irish step dancing, return to the Roxy Theatre stage in Minerva March 25 at 7 p.m.

The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce will offer an evening of Celtic music and dance, featuring tunes from traditional to contemporary performed on small pipes, Great Highland bagpipes, Uilleann pipes, flute, fiddle, penny whistle, guitar and vocals.

Performers will include 9-year-old Irish step dancer Teagan Murphy from the O’Hare School of Irish Dance, musicians Tom Freeland, Amy Hamilton Nezbeth, Conor Freeland, and Jim Graysmith. One String Short will play traditional Irish dance tunes from the 17th-19th centuries.

Refreshments, including Scottish shortbread, scones, and other Celtic treats, will be for sale.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds benefit improvements and programming at the Roxy, which is located at 120 N. Market St.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call the Chamber at 330-868-7979 or e-mail denise.freeland@minervachamber. org.

 

Furey family celebrating 75 years in the auto industry

MALVERN – The love of automobiles continues with the third generation of a local family.

Frey Motors, 1985. Louis Furey is shown on the far left and Clarence Laubacher on the far right.

Frey Motors, 1985. Louis Furey is shown on the far left and Clarence Laubacher on the far right.

For the past 75 years, the village of Malvern has been home to automotive service facilities owned and operated by members of the Furey family. Louis Furey learned the automotive service business working at Abe Loudon’s Ford Garage in Hanoverton and came to Malvern in 1934 to work as a mechanic at Kibler Chevrolet on E. Porter St.

Louis was working there when Curt Taylor bought the business in 1936 and changed the name to Taylor Chevrolet & Oldsmobile. Louis eventually became service manager and a loyal General Motors customer. With payments of $18.75 per month, he was able to purchase a new 1936 Chevrolet. A few years later he bought a new 1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe sedan, which is still owned by the family.

OWNERSHIP

At the beginning of World War II when automobile production stopped and there were no new cars to sell, Louis purchased the supplies and equipment from Taylor and founded the new Furey Motor Service March 15, 1942. In July of 1944, he borrowed money and purchased the garage building, which he previously rented.

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