Frontier custodian completes 33 years
Carol Ann Smith, of New Matamoras, recently completed 33 years of employment for the Frontier Local School District, as a custodian for all schools, New Matamoras Elemenary, Lawence Elementary, Frontier High School and Newport Elementary.
She joined the district in 1978, as a costodian for each of them. She was always there for the students, and the staff whether it was lending a hand or lending a ear. She was president of OAPSE Chapter 510 for many years, and was involved with many school activities, fundraisers and benefits. She was a 1975 graduate of Frontier High School. She is still active in benefits, fundraisers and helping others when needed.
Smith has one son, Brian Smith; and two grandchildren, Mckenzi and Tanner Smith.
A retirement was held Aug. 6 at the St. Marys Boat Marina.
Local companies celebrate 50 years
Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio was featured at a special summer event at Teri Ann's boutique at 290 Front St. Teri Ann's is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and Copper Leaf Interiors, their 15th year anniversary in business. Both companies showcased the connection between the fashion and interior design industries at this open house event. Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio is a residential and commercial design firm specializing in all aspects of interior design.
White House: Obama to send jobs bill today
WASHINGTON - A White House official says President Barack Obama will send Congress his new $447 billion jobs bill today and speak in the Rose Garden to call for swift passage.
Obama is also preparing to travel the country to build public support for the package he unveiled last week. He'll visit Ohio Tuesday and North Carolina Wednesday to ask voters to pressure lawmakers to pass the bill.
The centerpiece of the plan is lower Social Security payroll taxes for individuals and businesses. There's also new spending to hire teachers and rebuild schools, among other things.
Teachers, police officers, firefighters and others will join the president in the Rose Garden to call for passage, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the president's remarks.
Borders sellers donates 8,000 books to Chicago schools
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A liquidation company participating in Borders Group's' going-out-of-business sales has donated about 8,000 to the Chicago Public Schools.
The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based book store chain is closing its remaining 399 stores.
Northbrook, Il.-based Hilco Trading LLC said Saturday that it has donated "academic quality books" worth about $130,000 to Chicago's schools.
Hilco tells AnnArbor.com that it selected the books from those it bought from Borders.
Hilco chief executive Jeffrey Hecktman says his company believes that "education, above all other factors, is the foundation of commercial success."
Borders Group Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection in New York in February, brought down by tough competition and an inability to adapt to consumers' increasing appetite for e-books. Borders received court approval to liquidate its stores in July.
From local, wire reports