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Angie's Cakes to continue under new management

Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Angie Trent has retired from Angie's Cakes in Proctorville, Ohio, after 32 years running the business.

The business is still operating under new ownership. It has the same name, the same employees and the same phone number under its new owners, Pammie and Jack Hunt.

Trent lives in Lawrence County with her husband, Bruce, and has two grown children, Nick and Natalie.

"I wanted to take time off because I'm healthy," 57-year-old Trent said. "I've seen friends retire when their health starts to fail, and I wanted to enjoy this part of my life ... It's a new chapter."

It's been an enjoyable, busy career, she said. Before she stopped doing wedding cakes over a year ago, in a futile effort to slow down, she was doing six or seven per weekend, along with cakes for many other types of celebrations.

SOUTHERN STATES: Kenneth W. Brewer is retiring after 39 years of service as a truck driver for Southern States Huntington Cooperative.

Store Manager Doug Horne presented Brewer with a retirement plaque and gift card as a reward for his service, which began Feb. 11, 1974. Brewer delivered bulk feed, bulk fertilizer and did custom spraying on corn fields for customers during his career. Southern States wishes Brewer much happiness in his retirement, Horne said.

HOME FEDERAL: Darryl Akers, the CEO of Home Federal in Ashland, is retiring and a special Business After Hours is planned at the Home Federal Main Office to wish him well and thank him for 40 years of service.

The event is planned for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at 1500 Carter Ave. Call 606-327-1915 to RSVP.

HUNTINGTON MALL: The Huntington Mall, Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital are jointly hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Show beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Center Court.

At 1 p.m. will be the "Think Pink" fashion show featuring local local breast cancer survivors modeling fall fashions.

Also, three members of the Huntington Mall Fashion Advisory Board will show support for breast cancer awareness this month through the mall's "Faces of the Season" program. Each will be featured in posters at the mall.

They include Alli Bartram, a senior at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, whose mother lost her battle with breast cancer, and Carly Nichols, a junior at Fairland High School, whose mother is a four-year breast cancer survivor. Bartram and Nichols will participate in the fashion show as well. Also featured in a poster this season will be Kylie Magner, who has moved out of state and was a student at Huntington High.

MERLE NORMAN: During October, Merle Norman Cosmetics in the Huntington Mall will have a contest to help raise money and awareness for the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnostic Treatment fund. Decorated bras were submitted last week, and shoppers can vote on their favorite for $1. To learn more, call 304-736-4501.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.

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