News & Notes: Oct. 22

Oct. 22, 2012

Absentee voting starts at city halls

In-person absentee voting started Monday in New Berlin and Muskego.

Voters should come to the city halls during normal business hours to vote until Nov. 2.

Fantastic Sam's opens in New Berlin

New Berlin - Fantastic Sam's Hair Salon opened recently at 14019 W. Greenfield Ave.

Fantastic Sam's is a full service salon offering haircuts and styles, color for men and women, foil highlights, smoothing treatment, perms, facial waxing and shampoo/sets. No appointment is necessary and the salon is open seven days a week.

For more information call (262) 786-1800 or

Student co-authors win book contest

New Berlin - The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has awarded Olivia Nyman and Ilisia DuMez, students at New Berlin West Middle/High School, first place for grades 6-8 of its 2012 WASB Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest.

Olivia and Ilisia won for their book, "A White Crayon Named Wilfred."

Students write a compelling story, accompany it with original illustrations and then bind the final product into an attractive book.

Winners were honored during the WASB's fall regional meetings, held in 15 locations around the state during September and October.

Muskego Moose Lodge honors member

Muskego - Joseph Thibedeau received the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit and a celebration of that achievement was held at the Muskego Moose Family Center, W21691 Janesville Road, recentlyOct. 13.

The honor is bestowed for extraordinary service to community and to the organization.

Thibedeau officially joined the Moose on his 21st birthday; however, he was involved as a youth because his parents were also actively involved. He has served the fraternity at the local, state and national level and is a past governor of the Muskego Moose Lodge and serves the Wisconsin Moose Legion #31 as an assistant secretary.

For 18 years, Thibedeau served as a board member of the Muskego Athletic Association that provides summer recreational softball and baseball programs for more than 900 youths in the Muskego Norway School District.

He has also been a member of Muskego Festival for the past 15 years, which is a nonprofit group that organizes and runs the annual Muskego Fest.

In a news release announcing the honor, Thibedeau said that it is an honor to be recognized for something he enjoys and believes in, which is helping those in need and giving back to the community.

Home Care Medical named Provider of Year

New Berlin - Home Care Medical, New Berlin, was named the HME Provider of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services.

Home Care Medical is one of Wisconsin's largest providers of home medical equipment and supplies; respiratory care; and home infusion and specialized nutrition.

Home Care Medical that began in 1974 also received additional WAMES Awards.

Donna Smith, director of respiratory care, received the Distinguished Service Award and Exceptional Service Award for her efforts on the WAMES Respiratory Committee.

Jim Spellman, director of operations, received the Industry Excellence Award for his efforts on the WAMES Legislative Committee.

John Teevan, president, Home Care Medical, said in a news release announcing the honors: "I am extremely proud of our team members and these awards represent our continued commitment and dedication to excellence."


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