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Step back in time to the French, Indian era at Great Trail Festival

The 41st annual Great Trail Festival will take place Aug. 27, 28 and Sept. 3-5 at the festival grounds on SR 43 outside of Malvern.The festival is a French and Indian era re-creation near the famous Great Indian Trail. It is a special celebration of American Folk Art with contemporary and country crafting, including Storybook Craft Village, where visitors will find handcrafted gifts and keepsakes.The State of Ohio Tomahawk Throwing

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First car remains a member of Dunlap family

Gene Dunlap can proudly say he still owns his first car, a 1969 Camaro.  Dunlap’s dad brought the Fathom Green Chevy home from North Carolina and sold it to the late Scott Reed. Scott had the car painted Inca Gold by well-known painter, the late Dick Reed. When Scott decided to sell the car, Dunlap, who was 15, purchased it.  It sat for a year until he was old enough

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Manbeck says ’68 Camaro SS is ‘home to stay’

By Carol McIntire Editor Bob Manbeck’s “Kool Ride” dates back to his high school days.  The Kilgore area man was in junior high school when Chevrolet produced the 1968 Camaro SS which sported a 396 engine with a four-speed on the floor. A few years after he graduated from Jewett-Scio High School in 1974, in the late 1970s, he purchased one of those “muscle cars.” “My cousin owned the car,”

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Canton man dies from injuries in SR 212 crash

A Canton man died Aug. 20 from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash on SR 212 in Carroll County.  Sergeant Gary Wolfe of the New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at approximately 5:37 p.m.  seven-tenths of mile east of the Tuscarawas County line.  Wolfe said Paul V. Tuzzio, 53, was westbound on SR 212. While negotiating a curve to the left, his 2007

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Heading to the Big Apple

Emily Phillips realizes her dream with scholarship to Columbia University; embarks on career in medicine By Carol McIntire Editor When Emily Phillips packs her bags and heads to New York City to attend Columbia University later this week, she will embark on a path not many from this area have experienced.  Phillips, the daughter of Jim and Jamie Phillips of Amsterdam, was among the lowest percentage of students ever accepted

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Fall Sports Preview

Pick up a copy of the Aug. 17 issue of The Carroll County Messenger on newsstands Tuesday afternoon. The issue features the fall sports preview for Carrollton, Conotton Valley, Malvern and Minerva schools. Read about the upcoming expectations for football, golf, soccer, cross country and volleyball for the schools. Also The Messenger has upcoming events, council news, classifieds and more. To get The Messenger delivered to your mailbox or inbox,

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Council accepting letters for open seat

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Carrollton Council announced the village is accepting letters of intent to fill a vacant council seat during the Aug. 8 meeting.  Letters must be received by Aug. 19 at noon. They can be dropped off at the Municipal Building on 2nd St. NE or emailed to clerk@villageofcarrollton.com. The vacant seat is that of the late Tom Parker. Council has 30 days to fill the

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Dellroy homecoming parade exceeds expectations

By Carol McIntire Editor A large crowd of people lined the streets of Dellroy Aug. 12 for the annual homecoming parade and the procession did not disappoint.  Forty-nine entries proceeded along the route, throwing candy that filled bags, baskets and even the pockets of many onlookers on the sidelines.  Dellroy Hardware owners John and Greg Young served as grand marshals for the parade, smiling and waving to the crowd as

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First cases of monkeypox reported in Carroll County

Health Department offers list of symptoms, methods of transmission, where to go for help Carroll County General Health District (CCGHD) was notified last week by a county healthcare facility of two male cases of monkeypox.  CCGHD is conducting the investigation along with the healthcare facility to identify individuals that may have been exposed to evaluate their risk and eligibility for Monkeypox prevention measures. Monkeypox began as a global outbreak in

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Local News Local Views

The Aug. 3 issue of The Carroll County Messenger is on newsstands this afternoon. Pick up a copy and learn what Dorothy Cole, who turns 101 on Aug. 4, credits for her longevity. This issue features back-to-school news (yes already), various council minutes and more. Read about Great Trail Fire District’s new fire house, the new Board of Elections board member and find out what made the 2022 Carroll County

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Brother-sisters battle for top poultry honor at county fair

The 2022 Carroll County Fair was a family affair for the Zeedyk family and one they will be talking about for years to come. Carter, Abigail and Elyse, the children of Matt and Erica Zeedyk, dominated the 4-H poultry showmanship contest with their knowledge and skill. Formerly from the Dellroy area, the Zeedyks moved to Tuscarawas County a few years ago, but remained in Carroll County 4-H and are members

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Aston fills seat on elections board

Todd S. Aston (left) of Carrollton was sworn in to fill a Republican seat on the Carroll County Board of Elections July 28.  Aston, of Deerhaven Dr. SW, replaces Jeff Mangun who resigned effective June 30. He represents Carrollton A precinct on the Republican Central and Executive Committee and served as a poll worker the last two elections.  He was sworn in by Carroll County Clerk of Courts William Wohlwend (shown

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Former Colfor building donated to Great Trail Fire District

Great Trail Fire District and American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) (known locally as Colfor) last week jointly announced the donation of five acres of land and a building to the fire district.  Great Trail Fire Chief Ralph Castellucci said a relationship between the two parties was formed Sept. 22, 2020, when a fire occurred at the business, located at the intersection of SRs 43 and 183 at Malvern. “The fire

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Carroll Meadows hosting GOP golf outing

Carroll Meadows Golf Course in Carrollton will host the 2022 annual Carroll County Republican Party golf outing Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. Golf Committee Chairman Bob Wiley has a few new things in store as well as bringing back the favorites the event is known for. The steak dinner “right off the grill”, raffles and an expanded beverage offering are just a part of the happenings. Ohio Supreme Court Justices

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Leesville mayor resigns, replacement sworn in

By Jacquie Humphrey  CCMCorrespondent Leesville Mayor Kaitlin Bernhart appointed former mayor John Traxler and resident James Hall to council seats during the July council meeting. Both were sworn into office by Solicitor Jenna Hokes.  Bernhart then presented her resignation to council, effective immediately. Council President Mara Malterer was then sworn in as the village’s new mayor.  The changes in offices and new appointments leave Leesville with one vacant council seat. 

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Fair review issue!

Pick up your copy of the July 27 issue of The Carroll County Messenger to see who the winners were in junior fair and senior fair events, sale information and more. On newsstands Tuesday afternoon! To have The Messenger sent to your mailbox or inbox, call 330-476-6343.

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Royal court, outstanding cowgirls reign over fair

By Carol McIntire Editor The Fair Royalty and Cowgirl/Cowboy crownings were moved to the Ashton Event Center this year to accommodate a larger crowd and the gathering didn’t disappoint.  Hannah Petersen, the 2021 fair queen, returned to crown the new queen.  Haley Householder and Kendall George were crowned fair queen and princess and Dustin Ulman was named fair king during the Monday night event. Elizabeth Mayle was named first runner-up

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It’s county fair week!

Pick up a copy of the July 20 issue of The Carroll County Messenger and read the story of two vendors at The Carroll County Fair. For one vendor, it’s their inaugural trip and for the other it’s a return trip. Find out more! Read about council activities, upcoming events and check out the classifieds, public notices and auctions. Plus, see a few highlights from the 7-on-7 football scrimmage with

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Malvern Council approves raises for employees

After a 16-minute executive session Malvern Council approved raises for village employees during the July 6 meeting.  Councilman Craig DeLong made the motion to enter an executive session for compensation of a public employee or official. Council approved with Barb Burgess abstaining. Council members,  Mayor Bob DeLong, Village Administrator Derik Kaltenbaugh and Fiscal Officer Ashley Neading joined the session.  Upon returning to regular session, Councilman Tom Holmes made the motion to

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Pair of Ohio Historic Farms to be recognized during county fair

Two Carroll County farms will be added to the list of Ohio Historic Family Farms during the 2022 Carroll County Fair.  The Lee Township farm known as The Corramahon West Trust 2013, Shannon R. Noble, and the Paul S. Hadorn and Paul J. Hadorn farm in Orange Twp. will be recognized at 5:15 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the Ashton Event Center, just prior to the Junior Fair Large Animal

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IT’S COUNTY FAIR WEEK!

The Carroll County Fair runs July 19-24 and features jr. fair shows, grandstand entertainment, rides, foods and more.  The Carroll County Messenger contacted two fair vendors, DeMaiolo’s Concessions and City Limits Western, for interviews.  DeMaiolo’s Concessions sells elephant ears, funnel cakes and French waffles.  Bob Alger of Austintown, who operates DeMaiolo’s Concessions, said, “Carroll County is the place we do the best, selling elephant ears.” He sells more elephant ears

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Carroll County Fair tab is here!

Pick up a copy of the July 13 issue of The Carroll County Messenger which includes the official Carroll County Fair tab. The fair tab features schedules and information regarding the 172nd fair which runs July 19-24. Read about fair participants and more. Also read about area news, a bicentennial celebration and more. To receive The Messenger in your mailbox or inbox, call 330-476-6343.

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Ag Society president excited about 2022 expo

Royalty crowning moved to Monday, rodeo returns to grandstand Saturday By Carol McIntire Editor The curtain will rise next week on the 172nd Carroll County Fair and Fair Board President Jessica Ujcich is excited about what is in store. “We are excited about the grandstand lineup as well as the junior fair and midway concessions,” said Ujcich, who is taking the reins of the ag society as president after serving

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Tana Drew earns opportunity to compete in finals rodeo

Tana Drew will compete in the 74th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) July 17-23 in Gillette, WY. Drew, a junior at Malvern High School, will complete in breakaway roping, barrel racing, goat tying and cutting.  Drew also won the Ohio High School rodeo year-end state championship in breakaway, goat tying and cutting and was reserve champion in barrel racing.  Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 44 states, five

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Baxter’s Ridge Church plans bicentennial celebration

Baxter’s Ridge United Methodist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary, Sunday, July 17. Don Perks, a retired pastor, will deliver the morning message. Special music will be provided by Mark Allen Chapman and local singers.  The morning service will be at 10:30 a.m. with food, fellowship and music by local musicians to follow. The event will last until 3 p.m. Special music, thoughts and remarks from former pastors, Charles Kettering,

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Grand jury hands down F1 rape indictments; drug possession, domestic violence, other charges

A Waynesburg Rd. man was indicted on two counts of first-degree felony rape by a Carroll County grand jury July 6. Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney Steven D. Barnett said Corey S. Stamm, 31, of 7216 Waynesburg Rd., Waynesburg, was also charged with two counts of Sexual Battery. Barnett said Stamm repeatedly engaged in sexual conduct with a female juvenile between October 2020 and March 2022. Stamm was one of 14

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On newsstands today!

Pick up your copy of the July 6 issue of The Carroll County Messenger on newsstands. Read about the creation of new jobs in the county, HB 377 for Appalachian counties, wages, relocations and more. Find out what 4-H members will compete at the state level with their still projects, read school news and learn about the Civil War soldiers reenactment planned at the McCook House Civil War Museum. To

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County 4-H members receive outstanding project honors, earn state fair berths

Members of the Carroll County 4-H program who received outstanding and qualified for state fair competition were announced June 25.  To be eligible for an outstanding and/or state fair berth, members must have received an excellent at Still Project judging earlier in the day.  Members included: Cake Decorating Outstanding: Roselle Hennebert and Leah Grigsby. State Fair delegates: Hennebert, jr. beginner; Grigsby, jr. intermediate. Clothing and Textiles Outstanding: Elizabeth Melching, You

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$500 million coming to Ohio’s Appalachian counties, applicants enouraged to ‘think big’ on applications

By Carol McIntire Editor Carroll County Commissioner Chris Modranski was one of several representatives from the 32 Appalachian counties in Ohio on hand at the Governor’s Columbus residence last week when Mike DeWine signed House Bill 377 in law. The bill creates the Appalachian Community Grant program, which will provide $500 million in funding to provide both sustainable and transformative projects for the 32 counties. “The funds will be disbursed

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New wage package approved for GAR employees; relocation of OSU Extension office discussed

By Carol McIntire Editor County commissioners approved a new wage package to retain current staff and attract new employees at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat (GAR).  Commissioners met with GAR Superintendent Dawn Faulk for just shy of a half hour to discuss compensation of employees. Upon returning to session, President Chris Modranski noted there is a need to hire new staff and also retain current employees.  “In light of the

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Truck-train crash remains under investigation

By Carol McIntire Editor SR 171 between SR 43 and SR 9 was closed four days last week to clean up damage from a train – truck wreck that occurred June 27.  Sgt. Gary Wolfe of the New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said the investigation continues in the wreck, which occurred about 3 p.m.  “The biggest piece of the puzzle has not been solved as I have

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On Newsstand today

Pick up your copy of The Carroll County Messenger on newsstands today. Inside the June 29 issue you will find an update on the Route 30 project, celebrate 80 years with the Carrollton Garden Club and read what is happening at area council meetings. Find various activities in and around the area and much, much more. Get your copy delivered to your mailbox or inbox by calling 330-476-6343.

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Charges filed, bond set for Bendo

Formal charges were filed last week and bond set for the man who held a Sherrodsville postal worker at gun point June 18.Carroll County Municipal Court Judge Gary Willen set bond at $250,000 cash or surety with a 10 percent feature and a GPS monitoring ankle bracelet for 47-year-old Justin Gerald Bendo during an arraignment hearing June 21. Willen denied a motion to have the bond reduced the following day.Bendo

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Malvern Market opens June 29

The Malvern Market, an artisan and farmers market, will open June 29 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Malvern Village Park on SR 43. Malvern Market will run on Wednesday evenings through October (weather permitting) and feature a variety of vendors. Vendors will be set up in the grassy area near the stage.  The Malvern Market is presented by Swift Fields. They had a booth at the 2021 Dancing on the Bridge

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Man holds Sherrodsville postal worker at gun point

By Carol McIntire Editor An Akron man is being held in the Carroll County jail after holding a gun to the head of a Sherrodsville post office employee June 18. Sheriff Dale Williams said the man, 47-year-old Justin Gerald Bendo, whose address is listed as Akron, was staying at a home his parents own on Lodge Rd. (SR 542). He is being held on preliminary charges of Aggravated Menacing, Inducing

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Carrollton Council agrees to discuss no-smoking proposal

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter The 5th St. Park was discussed during the June 13 Carrollton Council meeting.  Caitlin Mathews-Smith, community engagement coordinator for the Carroll County General Health District, visited council to explain the department’s tobacco program. She noted they develop tobacco free policies for parks, etc. at no cost to the owner.  She cited policies are individualized, such as a designated smoking area away from where the

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News you want from people you know

The June 15 issue of The Carroll County Messenger hits newsstands this afternoon. Find out what’s happening around the county, end of school news and more. Check out the classifieds, court news and learn about a free fishing weekend. To get The Messenger delivered to your mailbox or inbox, call 330-476-6343.

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Strawberries, pulls top menu at Augusta

By Carol McIntire Editor Strawberries topped the menu at the annual Augusta Strawberry Festival with visitors standing in line for extended periods of time for the sweet treats. . Just as popular this year was two nights of deadweight tractor pulls and the annual Strawberry Parade which filled the Firemen’s Park and lined the streets of the small burough.  Well over 30 units drove from as far away as Scio

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Grab the golf clubs and head to Carroll Meadows July 9

Golf outing benefits Sheriff’s K9 program The 10th annual K9 golf outing will take place July 9 at Carroll Meadows Golf Course in Carrollton.  The four-person scramble begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $70 per person and includes a steak dinner. Sign up at Carroll Meadows or call Shane Beohm at 330-324-5584.  Hole sponsors are $50. Call Melanie Beohm at 330-904-1904 to sponsor.  Proceeds benefit the Carroll

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Minerva graduate returns home to create captivating mural, dedication held

By Carol McIntire Editor Minerva residents and officials had plenty to celebrate Friday night when a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the completion of a new mural on the side of a building on Market St. facing US 30. *The project was a collaboration between the village, Minerva Arts Commission and a Visit Canton. *The event marked the completion of the first of two arts projects to be

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Job and Family Services social services staff lauded for meeting state metric

By Carol McIntire Editor Carroll County Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) social service workers were recognized for their efforts during the June 6 meeting of county commissioners.  DJFS Director Kate Offenberger said the staff met the 95 percent performance metric in visitation and investigation efforts over the past six months and, thanks to their “valiant efforts,” the department will receive $110,576 in funding through House Bill 110. “The

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Summer fun activities!

Pick up the June 8 issue of The Carroll County Messenger on newsstands this afternoon. Learn about all the fun activities throughout the summer, such as homecomings, music events and a new artisan and farmer’s market. See what’s for sale in the classifieds and more! To get The Messenger delivered to your mailbox or inbox, call 330-476-6343.

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Boady Wood hits the pulling track on freshly-restored Farmall Super M tractor

When Boady Wood selected a project for his power mechanics lab, he didn’t have to look too far. Wood, a junior at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, chose to restore a 1953 Farmall Super M he has used in tractor pulls for the past four years and gave it a new breath of life. He took the farm vehicle and rebuilt its engine while also adding a fresh coat of

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Jefferson Sarchione: ‘I know who my heroes are’

Marine captain shares story of 2nd Battalion 9th Marines of Echo Company By Carol McIntire Editor The quiet echo of guests joining Lucy Pridemore in an acapella rendition of the National Anthem at Westview Cemetery May 30 set the mood  for Retired Marine Captain Jefferson Sarchione to share a very personal story that drove home the true meaning of Memorial Day – to honor and mourn those who died while serving

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Wild turkey blamed for SR 164 fatal accident

CCM Staff Report A wild turkey is blamed for a motorcycle accident that took the life of an East Liverpool woman June 5 in Orange Township. Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said the accident remains under investigation. Preliminary details indicate Oliver James Humphrey, 72, and his wife, Sheila Denise Humphrey, 69, of East Liverpool were driving west on SR 164 (Amsterdam Rd.) just east of New Hagerstown about 2:42 p.m.

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Flag disposal set June 14

Carrollton VFW Post 3301 and American Legion Post 428 will conduct a flag disposal ceremony June 14 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post home on Chase Rd. According to C. Rodger Barto, legion commander, a large number of flags have been collected for disposal. Anyone with a torn or tattered American flag can drop it off in the flag disposal box, located in the entrance to the county courthouse

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Grand jury indicts couple for laundromat break-in, other offenses

Two people involved in a break-in and robbery at a Malvern laundromat were indicted when a Carroll County grand jury met for a half-day session June 1. ROY ALLEN BOYD, 37, of 7826 New Cumberland Road NE, Mineral City, and JENNIFER S. MOSLEY, 32, of 122 North Mill Street, Waynesburg, were each indicted on Breaking and Entering, Possessing Criminal Tools, Petty Theft  and Drug Paraphernalia Offenses. Boyd was indicted on Falsification

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Area delegates head to boys, girls state

Area delegates for the 2022 session of Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State will attend the event beginning Sunday.  Buckeye Boys state is sponsored by the American Legion and will be held June 12-19 at Miami University in Oxford. Buckeye Girls State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary of Ohio and will take place June 12-18 at the University of Mount Union in Alliance.  Buckeye Boys State, which

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Ribbon cutting marks naming of new show arena Ashton Event Center

Carroll County Ag Society (fair board) members celebrated the naming of the new show complex on the county fairgrounds during the May meeting.  The 70-by-140-feet complex was completed just in time for the 2021 county fair and was named the Ashton Event Center during the annual fair board meeting in November 2021. May 17, members of the Ashton Preservation Association and fair board members gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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CHS alumna receives Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

By Latha Sushil Bhavnani Coordinator Communications & Marketing Auburn University College of Nursing Chelsea (McIntire) Gayre, Auburn University College of Nursing (AUCON) MSN Nurse Practitioner student, was selected to receive the 2022 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.  It is an opportunity where fellows will learn to effectively address social factors that impact health and develop lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will follow the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer for whom

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