After I interviewed Trent Fasnacht, a former Darke countian now living and working in South Carolina, a couple of weeks ago via telephone and email, I knew I just had to watch the Jan. 4 episode of DIY Network, showing his work.
It was on a Wednesday night and I just so happened to have the TV to myself. However, it was 8:50 p.m. before I remembered it was to air, so I missed that much of it. But it was apparently to show until 4 a.m., so I watched quite a bit of it until it was probably bedtime.
He was featured in an episode showing off two of the houses he has remodeled. They weren’t really the standard fixer-uppers; the homes were run-down and had been condemned…until he got his hands on them.
Trent came across on the TV screen as he did in our interview. He was very knowledgeable about construction and is truly great at his art… with his own construction business, to boot.
It is amazing what he knows about the history of homes and buildings, and how he bases his work on that. He comes up with very unique ideas.
This latest episode on DIY was nothing new to Trent. He has appeared on previous episodes, featuring other works he’s done.
His parents, Keith and Judy, who still live in the area, are surely proud of him. I was and I have never ever really met him.
Hope others had the opportunity to see the show. If not, maybe there will be reruns later. Then, I suggest they be viewed.
I wish Trent all the luck in the world, but I think it’s already on his side. He seems like a successful businessman and having fun at what he does.
• The next Treaty City Seniors dance will be Monday at the VFW Post on North Ohio Street in Greenville. Dancing is from 1 to 4 p.m. with Tom Everhart serving as deejay.
• Ansonia American Legion’s next steak fry is Jan. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Legion. Cost is $13.
• The second annual ball drop bonanza is set for Feb. 11, after the boys home varsity basketball game in the Ansonia High School gym. Tickets are one for $10 or three for $25. Sponsored by the Ansonia Athletic Boosters, the grand prize is $500. Second prize if $250 and third prize is $100.And, there will be seven other prizes with 10 chances to win. Tickets can be purchased at any home varsity boys basketball game and by calling 337-5141.
Happy birthday to:
• Jan. 18 to Josh Swisher, Tonya Francis Fennig, Ralph Byrd, Tom Moody, Brent Erickson, Theora Rismiller and Jeff Wappelhorst.
• Jan. 19 to Crystal Mead and Deb Crist.
• Jan. 20 to Judie Hathaway, Josh Riffell, Karen Smith Brown, Dale Beam, Kelsey Walker, Ellen Hetzler, Alexa Hetzler, David Kress, Bud House and Taylor Hammaker.
• Jan. 21 to Deke Brim (40), Connie Buemi Hodson, Junior Bryant, Tina Lyme, Cindy Shuttleworth, Denise Huff and Jennifer Brown Trittschuh.
• Jan. 22 to Ryan Francis, Jim Holland, Greg Moody, Tammy Hodson Mendenhall, Linda Miller Budde, Shawn Trissel, Leon Rogers, Diane Delaplane and Mindy Saylor.
• Jan. 23 to Diana Sleppy, Missie Hall Guillozet, Richard Ray, Mark Heggie, Dixie Whittaker and Carl Bricker.
• Jan. 24 to Marlene Troutwine, Toni Midlam, Carmen Sanders, Mindy Bowers Schafer and Rick Lee.
Happy belated birthday to Faye Schlecty on Jan. 10.
Happy anniversary to to Dean and Sandy Easterling on Jan. 23.
Happy belated anniversary to Cortnie and Romie Kremer on Jan. 10.
Don’t forget to pray for: Tom Brumbaugh Jr., Steve Cunningham, Evan Boggs, Rhonda Rodeheffer Rismiller, Roger Flory, Albert Duncan, Bill Duncan, Darla Bowman Miller, Cheri Antrobus Davis, Rosemary Goodpaster Wetzel, Pastor Don Brode, Bill Collins, Scott Clark, Steve Schafer, Tom Hawkins, Greg Moody, Connie Apple, Jodie Glick, Ron Kreitzer, Kohen Thwaits, Jerrod Pratt, Keith Starks, Scott and Judy Stahl, Dawn Oldiges, Judy York, Lowell Elsass, Linda Johnston, Stacy Dorko, Tracy Bailey, Shannon Peters Hall, Jack Riegle, Bruce Knick, Aiden Turner, Brody Wilson, Terri Martin, Marie Rieman, Carol Bollheimer, Roger McEowen, Al Bliss, Tim King, Gary Poor, Clinton Linebaugh, Layna Best, Jean Eastridge, Alishia Clark Funk, Glenna Curry, Mike Bale, Phyllis Gibbons, Kenny Borger, Mary Marshall, Jenson Fullerton, Carmen Sanders, Michael Allen Clark, Elmer Long, Anthony Joyner, Shirley Mead, Harry Moody, Jim Moody, Betty Grimes, Kathy Magoto, Dean Brewer,
Also, Lisa Hall, Tammy Shapiro, Ken Martin, David Magoto, Phil Clark, Sonny Hunt, Don and Nina McDaniel, D’Arleen Waymire, Pappy Harshman, Delores Duncan, John Klipstine, Elsie Svajda, Dave Sherman, Sue Chitty, Phil Chilcoat, Christine Pipenger, Paul Barton, Terry Ungericht, Gracyn Blackburn, Robert Codling, Dave Starline, Bob Hiestand Jr., Kathy and Tom Hamilton, Joanne Sharp, Ivan Miller, Cindy Elson, Cary Van De Grift, Dina Dancer Morris, Teresa Mayo Amspaugh, Tina Kiser Deaton, Tonia Thompson, Fred Monnin, Stephen “Brownie” Brown, Nate Epperson, Brad Pipenger, Faye Schlecty, Sheila Reed, Bill Beasley, Kody Ketring, Bob and Sandy Finkbine, Kevin Dickey, Brenda Grimes, Margaret “Peg” Bundy, Kevin Hemmerich, Penny Starns, Tim Heck, Vanna (Hannam) Abbott, Addie Henderson, Samantha Smith, Todd Walls, Ron Kramer, Dana Holzapfel, Kara Didier, Carla Welch and Bill Schuette.
And, pray for all those others who suffer from the many debilitating diseases, and may God bless all of our military people serving and protecting this nation, as well as rescue, fire and law enforcement personnel who put their lives on the line to protect us.
Jamie and I sincerely extend our condolences to the families of: Toni Edwards and Armella Mangen.
Think about it: “When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed they are not in it.” — Bernard Bailey
Linda Moody is a staff writer for The Daily Advocate. Her column appears every Saturday. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.