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Lions Club Car show renamed in honor of Cadiz resident

Lions Club Car show renamed in honor of Cadiz resident

  By MICHAEL SIEBER Cadiz resident John Tabacchi will be honored this September when the Cadiz Lions Club renames their annual car show after him. Pictured is John with a 100-year old Buick Roadster, which is owned by Dale Davis’ brother, Wayne. The car originally came from New Athens by way of a man named Harry Anderson who bought it brand new and drove it until 1931 when he parked it after purchasing a new Model A. It had been sitting since then and was discovered and restored in 1962. When new, the car sold for $695 and Roger Davis negotiated for the car at $600 in 1961. Both Roger and Wayne worked on the restoration. The Cadiz Lions Club is honoring John Tabacchi Sr. who is celebrating his 100th birthday in September by renaming their annual car show the John Tabacchi Car Show. Lions Club president Dale Davis said the car show has always been held during Octoberfest, but is being moved up to Sally Buffalo Days, which is held Sept. 16 & 17. According to Davis, Tabacchi recently received a lifetime achievement award at the Zone 9 Lions Club meeting, which covers all the Lions Clubs from Belmont County all the way up to Cleveland. The International Lions Club president presented Tabacchi with the award recognizing him for serving the club for over 70 years. In honor of Tabacchi, and the renaming of the car show, a 100-year old, 1917 Buick Roadster, described as “an Amish buggy with a motor,” will be featured during the event. Davis said that renaming the car show in honor of Tabacchi was a no brainer due to his longtime service with the Lions Club and the fact that Tabacchi is a car enthusiast himself, and owned Reilly Chevrolet, which was located in Steubenville. At nearly 100, Tabacchi said he’s experienced a lot in his lifetime especially during his service in WWII. One memory that stands out from his service is when he acted as a translator between his unit and the Pope. “When Rome fell, I was the only officer who could speak Italian so we had myself and our headquarters . . . General Clark was in command at that time and they were interested in having a meeting with the Pope. There wasn’t any officers there that could speak Italian and that’s how I happened to get in [to meet the Pope]”. When asked about how he felt in having the car show named in his honor, Tabacchi smiled and replied, “ . . . I’ll have to figure out some type of commission or something.” Davis said that being the chairman of the car show, the Cadiz Lions Club would like to celebrate the event with at least 100 cars registered for the show. The car show takes place on Sept. 17 at Sally Buffalo Park with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

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Memorial Day Services Organized

Memorial Day Services Organized

ADENA – Two Memorial Day services are scheduled for Adena next Friday, may 26 and Monday, May 29th. On Friday at 2 p.m., the American Legion Post 525 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 525 are hosting a service at the West Elementary School in Adena. The guest speaker will be Anthony Violi, a retired music teacher and World War II veteran. On Monday the 29th at 9 a.m., a Memorial Day program is scheduled for a Community Ecumenical Memorial Service to be held at Casimir Church, Hanna Ave., in Adena. Fallen soldiers will be remembered with a “Roll Call of those Killed in Action” and “Poppy Presentation.” A Memorial Day parade is also scheduled following the church service, which will line up on Hanna Ave. beginning at the Legion home. After the parade the service will take place at the Legion Memorial. Guest speaker is Mr. Michael Bednar, Jefferson County Judge.

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Officers On Patrol For Click It Or Ticket

Officers On Patrol For Click It Or Ticket

HARRISON COUNTY – From May 22nd to June 4th, the Cadiz and Jewett Police Departments will both be participating in the 2017 National Enforcement Mobilization for Click it or Ticket. Officers will be on extra patrol and will be looking for speed and seat belt violations as well as others. “I encourage people to buckle up and make sure you have a proper child restraint”, Chief of Police for Jewett, Ron Carter said.

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Car bursts into flames in Cadiz

Car bursts into flames in Cadiz

Cadiz firefighters and police responded to a car fire that occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday. The car, belonging to Cadiz resident Lou Stromski, was parked behind Gary’s Body Shop located on South Main Street in Cadiz when it caught fire. The cause of the fire is believed to have happened when it backfired as it was being moved. Stromski said he moved the car to mow the grass and it “backfired through the carburetor, and that was it.” Luckily, Stromski wasn’t in the car when it caught fire but was still shaken by the event, “I got out of it cause I backed it up where I wanted it, and I got out of it . . . and the carburetor, and there it was,” he said. The fire was extinguished without further incident and no injuries were reported.

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Firefighters Train With New Equipment

Firefighters Train With New Equipment

(Doug Arbaugh and Randal Williamson) JEWETT – Fire fighters from Jewett, Scio, Tappan, Freeport, and Perry TWP trained for eight hours last Saturday at Jewett’s firehouse. We learned how to use the new grain bin rescue tube that Jewett Volunteer Fire Department has to extricate a trapped person from a grain bin or grain transportation trailer. Jewett VFD acquired the rescue tube through a grant and the training was provided by the Ohio State Fire Marshals office through a training grant. The rescue tube can be requested for any rescue in Harrison County or a neighboring county.

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Lions Club Car show renamed in honor of Cadiz resident

Lions Club Car show renamed in honor of Cadiz resident

  By MICHAEL SIEBER Cadiz resident John Tabacchi will be honored this September when the Cadiz Lions Club renames their annual car show after him. Pictured is John with a 100-year old Buick Roadster, which is owned by Dale Davis’ brother, Wayne. The car originally came from New Athens by way of a man named Harry Anderson who bought it brand new and drove it until 1931 when he parked it after purchasing a new Model A. It had been sitting since then and was discovered and restored in 1962. When new, the car sold for $695 and Roger Davis negotiated for the car at $600 in 1961. Both Roger and Wayne worked on the restoration. The Cadiz Lions Club is honoring John Tabacchi Sr. who is celebrating his 100th birthday in September by renaming their annual car show the John Tabacchi Car Show. Lions Club president Dale Davis said the car show has always been held during Octoberfest, but is being moved up to Sally Buffalo Days, which is held Sept. 16 & 17. According to Davis, Tabacchi recently received a lifetime achievement award at the Zone 9 Lions Club meeting, which covers all the Lions Clubs from Belmont County all the way up to Cleveland. The International Lions Club president presented Tabacchi with the award recognizing him for serving the club for over 70 years. In honor of Tabacchi, and the renaming of the car show, a 100-year old, 1917 Buick Roadster, described as “an Amish buggy with a motor,” will be featured during the event. Davis said that renaming the car show in honor of Tabacchi was a no brainer due to his longtime service with the Lions Club and the fact that Tabacchi is a car enthusiast himself, and owned Reilly Chevrolet, which was located in Steubenville. At nearly 100, Tabacchi said he’s experienced a lot in his lifetime especially during his service in WWII. One memory that stands out from his service is when he acted as a translator between his unit and the Pope. “When Rome fell, I was the only officer who could speak Italian so we had myself and our headquarters . . . General Clark was in command at that time and they were interested in having a meeting with the Pope. There wasn’t any officers there that could speak Italian and that’s how I happened to get in [to meet the Pope]”. When asked about how he felt in having the car show named in his honor, Tabacchi smiled and replied, “ . . . I’ll have to figure out some type of commission or something.” Davis said that being the chairman of the car show, the Cadiz Lions Club would like to celebrate the event with at least 100 cars registered for the show. The car show takes place on Sept. 17 at Sally Buffalo Park with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

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Edna Taggart Liszeski

Edna Taggart Liszeski

Edna Taggart Liszeski, 94, of Cadiz, died Thursday, May 18, at the Harrison County Home. She was born Aug. 19, 1922 in Athens Township, Harrison County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Graydon and Lucy Nora Lafferty Fulton.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Taggart and her second husband, Leo Liszeski; a brother, Bryan Fulton; and a sister, Nina Shuss. Surviving are children: Russell (Tammie) Taggart of Uhrichsville, Jean (Robert) Stewart of Tippecanoe, Dean (Joy) Taggart and Ross Taggart, all of Cadiz, and Dan (Bobbie) Hyre of Smyrna; grandchildren: Jo Burkhart, Sheena (Bill) Lewton, Brian Taggart, Alexis Taggart, Chris and Branden White, Jamie Piatt and Jeanne Piatt, Bethany (Kevin) Singhaus, Adam (Sara) Taggart, Colin Taggart, Curtis Taggart; great grandchildren: Ashley (Aaron) Rayner, Brittany Barker, Dillon and Derek Lewton, Nicholas and Zachary Taggart, Nicholas Piatt, Garret and Madison Singhaus, Troy, Ty and Annie Taggart, Mercedes Taggart; and a great great grandchild, Landon Rayner. Friends may call Sunday, May 21 from 1-5 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison County Home, 41500 Cadiz-Dennison Rd., Cadiz, OH 43907. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com  

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Hey Now, Harrison County Podcast: Episode 2

Hey Now, Harrison County Podcast: Episode 2

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Karen and John Sticht, owners of Boss Bison Ranch in Cadiz. This episode is sponsored by Columbus Equipment in Cadiz. http://www.harrisonnewsherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/HNHC-Episode-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Lions Club Car show renamed in honor of Cadiz resident

Lions Club Car show renamed in honor of Cadiz resident

  By MICHAEL SIEBER Cadiz resident John Tabacchi will be honored this September when the Cadiz Lions Club renames their annual car show after him. Pictured is John with a 100-year old Buick Roadster, which is owned by Dale Davis’ brother, Wayne. The car originally came from New Athens by way of a man named Harry Anderson who bought it brand new and drove it until 1931 when he parked it after purchasing a new Model A. It had been sitting since then and was discovered and restored in 1962. When new, the car sold for $695 and Roger Davis negotiated for the car at $600 in 1961. Both Roger and Wayne worked on the restoration. The Cadiz Lions Club is honoring John Tabacchi Sr. who is celebrating his 100th birthday in September by renaming their annual car show the John Tabacchi Car Show. Lions Club president Dale Davis said the car show has always been held during Octoberfest, but is being moved up to Sally Buffalo Days, which is held Sept. 16 & 17. According to Davis, Tabacchi recently received a lifetime achievement award at the Zone 9 Lions Club meeting, which covers all the Lions Clubs from Belmont County all the way up to Cleveland. The International Lions Club president presented Tabacchi with the award recognizing him for serving the club for over 70 years. In honor of Tabacchi, and the renaming of the car show, a 100-year old, 1917 Buick Roadster, described as “an Amish buggy with a motor,” will be featured during the event. Davis said that renaming the car show in honor of Tabacchi was a no brainer due to his longtime service with the Lions Club and the fact that Tabacchi is a car enthusiast himself, and owned Reilly Chevrolet, which was located in Steubenville. At nearly 100, Tabacchi said he’s experienced a lot in his lifetime especially during his service in WWII. One memory that stands out from his service is when he acted as a translator between his unit and the Pope. “When Rome fell, I was the only officer who could speak Italian so we had myself and our headquarters . . . General Clark was in command at that time and they were interested in having a meeting with the Pope. There wasn’t any officers there that could speak Italian and that’s how I happened to get in [to meet the Pope]”. When asked about how he felt in having the car show named in his honor, Tabacchi smiled and replied, “ . . . I’ll have to figure out some type of commission or something.” Davis said that being the chairman of the car show, the Cadiz Lions Club would like to celebrate the event with at least 100 cars registered for the show. The car show takes place on Sept. 17 at Sally Buffalo Park with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

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Edna Taggart Liszeski

Edna Taggart Liszeski

Edna Taggart Liszeski, 94, of Cadiz, died Thursday, May 18, at the Harrison County Home. She was born Aug. 19, 1922 in Athens Township, Harrison County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Graydon and Lucy Nora Lafferty Fulton.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Taggart and her second husband, Leo Liszeski; a brother, Bryan Fulton; and a sister, Nina Shuss. Surviving are children: Russell (Tammie) Taggart of Uhrichsville, Jean (Robert) Stewart of Tippecanoe, Dean (Joy) Taggart and Ross Taggart, all of Cadiz, and Dan (Bobbie) Hyre of Smyrna; grandchildren: Jo Burkhart, Sheena (Bill) Lewton, Brian Taggart, Alexis Taggart, Chris and Branden White, Jamie Piatt and Jeanne Piatt, Bethany (Kevin) Singhaus, Adam (Sara) Taggart, Colin Taggart, Curtis Taggart; great grandchildren: Ashley (Aaron) Rayner, Brittany Barker, Dillon and Derek Lewton, Nicholas and Zachary Taggart, Nicholas Piatt, Garret and Madison Singhaus, Troy, Ty and Annie Taggart, Mercedes Taggart; and a great great grandchild, Landon Rayner. Friends may call Sunday, May 21 from 1-5 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison County Home, 41500 Cadiz-Dennison Rd., Cadiz, OH 43907. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com  

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Memorial Day Services Organized

Memorial Day Services Organized

ADENA – Two Memorial Day services are scheduled for Adena next Friday, may 26 and Monday, May 29th. On Friday at 2 p.m., the American Legion Post 525 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 525 are hosting a service at the West Elementary School in Adena. The guest speaker will be Anthony Violi, a retired music teacher and World War II veteran. On Monday the 29th at 9 a.m., a Memorial Day program is scheduled for a Community Ecumenical Memorial Service to be held at Casimir Church, Hanna Ave., in Adena. Fallen soldiers will be remembered with a “Roll Call of those Killed in Action” and “Poppy Presentation.” A Memorial Day parade is also scheduled following the church service, which will line up on Hanna Ave. beginning at the Legion home. After the parade the service will take place at the Legion Memorial. Guest speaker is Mr. Michael Bednar, Jefferson County Judge.

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Officers On Patrol For Click It Or Ticket

Officers On Patrol For Click It Or Ticket

HARRISON COUNTY – From May 22nd to June 4th, the Cadiz and Jewett Police Departments will both be participating in the 2017 National Enforcement Mobilization for Click it or Ticket. Officers will be on extra patrol and will be looking for speed and seat belt violations as well as others. “I encourage people to buckle up and make sure you have a proper child restraint”, Chief of Police for Jewett, Ron Carter said.

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Harry W. Smylie

Harry W. Smylie

Harry W. Smylie, age 68, formerly of Scio, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 13, at his sister’s home in Vance, Ala., where he had been residing for the past three years. Born Oct. 17, 1948 in Dennison he was a son of the late James and Alberta Smylie. Harry graduated from Scio High School in 1966 and worked at Stoll’s Grocery in New Philadelphia for 10 years then he worked at Handy and Harmon in Dover.  Harry was a member of the Scio Presbyterian Church who enjoyed woodworking and collecting model and Matchbox cars. He was also a loyal fan of both the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. Surviving are his sisters Natalie (John) Hoover and Connie Smylie both of Vance, Alabama, a sister-in-law Libby West of Bowerston and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Tom West. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday evening, May 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, Scio. Memorial contributions may be made to Scio Presbyterian Church, PO Box 363, Scio 43988.

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Car bursts into flames in Cadiz

Car bursts into flames in Cadiz

Cadiz firefighters and police responded to a car fire that occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday. The car, belonging to Cadiz resident Lou Stromski, was parked behind Gary’s Body Shop located on South Main Street in Cadiz when it caught fire. The cause of the fire is believed to have happened when it backfired as it was being moved. Stromski said he moved the car to mow the grass and it “backfired through the carburetor, and that was it.” Luckily, Stromski wasn’t in the car when it caught fire but was still shaken by the event, “I got out of it cause I backed it up where I wanted it, and I got out of it . . . and the carburetor, and there it was,” he said. The fire was extinguished without further incident and no injuries were reported.

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Cassi Jo LaCross

Cassi Jo LaCross

Cassie Jo LaCross, age 24, formerly of Jewett, passed away suddenly May 3, 2017 in North Carolina. Born July 25, 1992 she was the daughter of Mark R. LaCross of Jewett and Bobbi Jo Dees (Adam) of North Carolina. Surviving in addition to her parents are her step mother Dori LaCross of Cadiz, children Amilya and Landon, both from North Carolina and a sister Jayd I Jones of Cadiz, maternal grandparents Monte and Wendy Lewis of North Carolina and Linda Tanner of Jewett, aunts Montez Lewis and Rosie Davis both from North Carolina, Carla Mays of St. Clairsville, Sabrina Greer of Cadiz and uncles Zachary Lewis of North Carolina and Waylon Engstrom of Weirton, W.Va. Cassie was preceded in death by her sister Bayli R LaCross and paternal grandparents Sue LaCross and Carl LaCross. She will be sadly missed by all family and friends A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Jerrilynn Myers officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Koch Funeral Home, PO Box 193, Scio, OH 43988 to help with her final expenses.

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Firefighters Train With New Equipment

Firefighters Train With New Equipment

(Doug Arbaugh and Randal Williamson) JEWETT – Fire fighters from Jewett, Scio, Tappan, Freeport, and Perry TWP trained for eight hours last Saturday at Jewett’s firehouse. We learned how to use the new grain bin rescue tube that Jewett Volunteer Fire Department has to extricate a trapped person from a grain bin or grain transportation trailer. Jewett VFD acquired the rescue tube through a grant and the training was provided by the Ohio State Fire Marshals office through a training grant. The rescue tube can be requested for any rescue in Harrison County or a neighboring county.

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Donald L. Fisher

Donald L. Fisher

Donald Leroy Fisher, 90, of New Philadelphia, formerly of Freeport, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, May 11. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Mae (Purkey) Fisher who passed away on Dec. 9, 2016. Born on Friday, Aug. 13, 1926 in Belmont County to the late Carl Leroy Fisher and Jesse Leah (Arnold) Fisher, he was a graduate of Freeport High School and served in the army immediately after graduation from high school. He returned to Ohio to complete his education at The Ohio State University in Columbus graduating with a degree in Vocational Agriculture. While in college, he met his future wife, Dorothy, whom he married on June 20, 1954.  He returned with his new wife to his home town of Freeport and taught agriculture at Madison High School and Lakeland High School before leaving teaching and finishing his career working for the Department of Human Services in New Philadelphia.  Donald was a life-long farmer and he and Dorothy built their home and raised their children on their family farm in Freeport. He worked long hours and farming would prove to be not only his vocation as a teacher but his passion. He remained an expert on soil, raising cattle and crops and nature and continued to share his knowledge with his children until the time of his death. One of his favorite past times after retiring from active farming was attending cattle and farm auctions. He enjoyed taking trips with his wife and he and Dorothy often vacationed with their children and their families. He most enjoyed spending quiet time with his wife and after his early retirement, he and Dorothy were known to take many drives, often with no intended destination, enjoying the rural countryside and farming communities of Harrison, Tuscarawas, Wayne and Holmes County.   He is survived by his six daughters: Jayn Devney (Larry) Walk, Lillian (Will) Shaffer, Mona (Mike) Anderegg, Kamelia Fisher (Steve Emerick), Neladee (John) Reicosky, Oleta (Lynn) Carpenter; nine grandchildren: Sarah Hall, Michael (Stephanie) Hall, David (Stevie) Hall, Jory Shaffer, Jerrica (Holly) Thomas, James Reicosky, Jason Reicosky, Pare (Jamie) Engstrom, and  Abigail Carpenter; five great grandchildren: Quin Rose Thomas, Greenleigh Hall, Logan Hall, Ruger Hall and Zalea Hall; his sister Doris (Carl) Crawford, two sisters in law, Joy Lyday and Ruth Halcomb, and a brother in law Tom (Linda) Purkey.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles A. Fisher and Robert C. Fisher, sister in law Nancy Taylor and brother in law Jack Purkey.   Friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, May 17, in Koch Funeral Home, Freeport from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with a service beginning at 2 p.m. with Pastor David Koch officiating. Military service and burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport, Ohio. Koch Funeral home was honored to serve the Fisher family. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website – www.kochfuneralhome.net  

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Teacher Presented With Surprise Award

Teacher Presented With Surprise Award

(left to right): Jessica Hinson, Cortney Yarish, Amanda Deluca and son Jackson) CADIZ – Last Friday, Cortney Yarish thought she was walking into a normal day at Harrison County’s Board of Developmental Disabilities (HCBDD), for what is called, “2’s” where she works as an Early Intervention Specialist for the Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, which Harrison County’s BDD is a part of a three-part county alliance with Belmont and Noble. As she walked into the gymnasium the entire staff and friends greeted her with a certificate and a check for $250. The award was in appreciation for her hard work with children diagnosed with autism. Amanda Deluca was on hand with her son Jackson, who Yarish has been working with and was so impressed with her work that she nominated Yarish for the special award recognizing her efforts. The award was on behalf of the National Autism Association of South East Ohio and Operation’s Manager, Brittany Wood had the honor of reading the letter of recommendation written by Deluca. “Cortney has gone out of her way to help find resources for funding so that we can attend conferences to better understand Jackson’s sensory needs, to help fund therapies and doctor visits that are not covered by our insurance, as well as resources and materials for use at home,” Deluca’s letter read. Deluca also said that since Jackson has become so attached to Yarish that she has been there each morning when he comes to school and even cleared her schedule to be there for him on his first day, where he began about one month ago. Deluca also credits Yarish for helping Jackson transition into a regular classroom setting as well as all of her preparation in helping her son. Deluca raved over Yarish’s work stating that Yarish has gone “above and beyond” time and again to help her son, who only communicates non-verbally as of now, according to Deluca. She said Yarish has provided much materials for Jackson’s development and generally has “gone out of her way” to help her son using photographs, for example, in helping his progress. “She is always available,” Deluca said of Yarish adding that she is also good about checking up on her son’s progress as well. Deluca stated that Yarish has been working with Jackson since March of 2016 “We are so happy to have her as part of our Autism journey, she celebrates our victories, and truly works with us to get through our struggles.”

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