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Warrior football team sits down at banquet table

By Carol McIntire Editor   Coach Phil Mauro thanked members of the Carrollton Warriors football team for their perseverance and inner strength during the 2017 campaign. “Because of those two qualities and More »

Favor for family leads to business venture

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Accent Editor   CARROLL COUNTY – A favor for a relative resulted in a career for Kristen Huffman. In May 2015, Huffman’s aunt asked her to make a More »

Judge urges civilians to fulfill their obligations to veterans

By Carol McIntire Editor   CARROLLTON – Dominick E. Olivito Jr. spoke of the commitment veterans and soldiers make to the United States through the words of former presidents during the annual More »

The eagle has landed at the FFA Camp

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Accent Editor   A tree marked for removal + a man with a chainsaw = a majestic piece of art. A white oak tree, which stood majestically by More »

Scott earns All-Ohio honors at state cc meet

HEBRON – Minerva’s Mackenzie Scott placed seventh to help the Lady Lions to a sixth place finish at last Saturday’s OHSAA State Cross Country meet at National Trail Raceway in Hebron. Scott More »

 

Favor for family leads to business venture

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
Accent Editor

 

Kristen Huffman fills a pan with cake batter as she prepares to fill an order for “Kristen’s Confections”.

CARROLL COUNTY – A favor for a relative resulted in a career for Kristen Huffman.

In May 2015, Huffman’s aunt asked her to make a graduation cake for her preschool class. She decided on a three-layer cake with a nursery rhyme theme featuring Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffett and Hey Diddle Diddle. Each layer was a different color and at the top sat Humpty Dumpty on his wall. Little did Huffman know, that was the beginning of Kristen’s Confections.

Huffman has been working out of her home and recently purchased a home in Hanoverton. She has also been working on remodeling a building in Minerva where she will open a bakery.

Huffman comes from a large family who cooks and bakes, but no one specifically made cakes. After creating the preschool graduation cake, Huffman began searching for cake recipes to try. Finding a chocolate recipe was easy, she admitted. But she had to try several before she found a vanilla recipe she liked. She bakes from scratch and tries to buy ingredients locally, such as butter and eggs.

Having no formal training, Huffman watched videos, researched and practiced. She makes a variety of flavors of cakes for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings or family gatherings.

Judge urges civilians to fulfill their obligations to veterans

By Carol McIntire
Editor

 

John Lucas (left), a Korean War veteran, and Carl Miller, a World War II veteran, placed the wreath at the Veterans Memorial in Westview Cemetery Saturday with assistance from a member of Save 22 and Debbie Newbold (far right).

CARROLLTON – Dominick E. Olivito Jr. spoke of the commitment veterans and soldiers make to the United States through the words of former presidents during the annual Veterans Day observance in Carrollton.

Olivito, Carroll County Common Pleas Court judge, shared President Lincoln’s words who said the debt owed veterans could never be repaid.

He used the words of George Washington, who sent a letter to the governors of the 13 colonies in 1783 urging them to care for soldiers returning from war.

“They (the soldiers) purchased liberty with the price of their blood,” he said.

“In the words of Washington, we share the commitment to men and women who serve and we must carry that commitment forward,” Olivito said. “Your presence here today echoes those words.”

He ask guest to fast forward to President Eisenhower, who said the country’s commitment to veterans has never waivered and shall never waiver.

The judge said in the world today, he does not feel civilians have shared the burden with soldiers and have not fulfilled their responsibility.

Malvern church serving free holiday meals Nov. 16, Dec. 14

St. Martin Lutheran Church will serve the fifth annual free holiday community meals. The first meal will be a full turkey dinner Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner will include mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, salads, rolls, beverage and pies. Last year the church had an attendance of 100 guests and plan to accommodate that number this year. As a special treat for the holiday meals there will be candy and mint cups for all children and candy canes in December.

The second free holiday community meal will be Dec. 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are advised this meal will be served one week earlier than usual to avoid holiday conflicts. The menu will be a full ham dinner with potato casseroles, two different cooked vegetables, salads, rolls, beverages and desserts.

The church is located at the corner of Main and Plain streets, across from the Crowl Lumber Co. It is handicapped accessible from the rear door. There is parking in the parking lot and on the street.

Every month for the past five years the church has offered a free meal on the third Thursday of each month. Menus for each month are posted at Woods’ Grocery, Malvern Branch Library, the laundromat, Post Office, Malvern Manor and Malvern Christian Care Center.

IVC all-stars announced

The Inter-Valley Conference recently released it 2017 North and South Divisions Fall All-Star teams.

FOOTBALL

NORTH DIVISION:

Malvern placed five on the first team: Drew Hutchison, Gavyn Potts, Jacob Foster and Austin Patterson and Sam Earl; second team, Dylan Mowery, Derk Hutchinson and Jake Moser; Jacob Andrews was received honorable mention.

Sandy Valley had four players named to the first team: Brad Smith, Cameron Blair, Dante Tucci and Bryce Kelly. Earning second team recognition were Adam Ruegg, Elijah Eyster and Brendan Obradovich. Earning honorable mention was Austin Dierick.

East Canton won the North Division and swept all the special awards except for one.

East Canton Coach Spider Miller was named Coach of the Year; Mitch Mitchell, Player of the Year, John Mucci; Defensive Back of the Year, Nathanae Suntheimer; Offensive Lineman of the Year, Jordan Shultz; Defensive Lineman of the Year, Anthony Baad; Specialist of the Year, Austin Snodgrass, Buckeye Trail.

The eagle has landed at the FFA Camp

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
Accent Editor

 

Dan Kidd uses a regular chainsaw to carve an eagle from an oak tree marked for removal at FFA Camp Muskingum. Kidd worked over 20 hours completing the project.

Todd Davis (left), director of FFA Camp Muskingum, stands with Dan Kidd and the eagle Kidd carved from a white oak tree marked for removal. The carving is located at the edge of the parking lot near the camp kitchen.

A tree marked for removal + a man with a chainsaw = a majestic piece of art.

A white oak tree, which stood majestically by a gathering area off the parking lot at FFA Camp Muskingum, was marked for removal.

“Forestry officials told me it’s on borrowed time,” Todd Davis, camp director, said. “Several branches were dying and where it was located made it unsafe for kids to be near.”

Davis did not want to remove the tree but knew it had to be cut for safety reasons. He remembered meeting a chainsaw carver while he was working on a carving at Camp Firebird. A phone call to Dan Kidd of Conotton Creek Woodworks of Scio led to a carving of an eagle by the parking lot.

Kidd worked more than 20 hours over three days carving and painting/staining the eagle. The white on the eagle’s head is paint. Kidd used a torch to burn the body and then stained it to create the dark color.

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