People's Choice

Readers have spoken. They voted for their favorite places to shop, to eat, to get things done, and more.

Presenting the 2018 People’s Choice...

BEST PLACE TO PURCHASE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY:
•    Auto Repair Service: Winslow Motors
•    Auto Sales (new): Eddie Gilstrap Motors
•    Auto Sales (pre-owned): Green’s Auto Sales
•    Automotive Tires: Hughes Tire Service
•    Building Materials: Salem Lumber & Feed    
•    Carpet/Flooring: Potter’s Carpet
•    Hardware/Paint: ACE Hardware of Salem
•    Home Decor/Decorating: Past ‘N’ Present by Michelle
•    Jewelry: LaGene Jewelers
•    Manufactured Housing: Baird Homes of Distinction
•    Oil Change: Quick Lane Tire and Auto Service
•    Specialty Gifts: Past ‘N’ Present by Michelle
•    The Salem Leader/The Salem Democrat: Leader Publishing Company

BEST PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY:
•    Best Accountant: Steven Brewer @ Steven Brewer & Company, CPAs, PC
•    Best Attorney: Thomas E. Scifres, PC @ Thomas E. Scifres Law Office
•    Best Auctioneer: Tom Day @ The Day Company Realtors & Auctioneers
•    Best Auto Salesperson: Scott Rose http://www.johnjonesautogroup.com
•    Best Bank Teller: JT Huffman @ Mid-Southern Savings Bank, FSB
•    Best Bartender: Joe Wulle @ El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
•    Best Body/Foot Massage: Rosie Bierly @ Healing Hands
•    Best Caterer: Ron Smith @ QBC Catering
•    Best Chiropractor: Chad Richards @ Reasor Chiropractic Center
•    Best Dental Hygienist: Tara Mills @ Kearschner Family Dentistry
•    Best Dentist: Tricia K. Wheeler, DMD @ Salem Family Dental
•    Best Doctor/Nurse Practitioner: Kalen A. Carty, MD @ St. Vincent Medical Group
•    Best Drive-Thru Attendant: Miranda Wischmeier @ Mid-Southern Savings Bank, FSB
•    Best Financial Advisor: Brock Bush @ Edward Jones Financial
•    Best Hair Stylist: Stephanie Maupin @ Rustic Cutz Hair Salon
•    Best Heating & Air Technician: Joe Richardson @ Richardson’s Heating & Air, Inc.
•    Best Insurance Agent: Jason Wade @ Jason Wade-State Farm
•    Best Mechanic: Eric Vermillion @ Rex Jackson’s Tune-Up
•    Best Nurse/Medical Assistant: Susan Walker @ the office of Kalen A. Carty, MD
•    Best Optometrist: Mindy Gunn, OD @ Blacks Eye Associates
•    Best Pastor: Bill Lockman @ Bunker Hill Christian Church
•    Best Pharmacist: Steve Davisson @ Good Living Pharmacy
•    Best Pharmacy Staff Member (local): Pam Ratts @ Good Living Pharmacy
•    Best Plumber: Zeppelin Perry @ Campbell Plumbing
•    Best Police Officer (most helpful): Brent Miller @ Washington County Sheriff’s Department
•    Best Real Estate Agent/Broker (TIE): Mark Day and Sherri Purkhiser @ The Day Company Realtors & Auctioneers
•    Best Roofing Contractor: John Mitchell @ John Mitchell Construction
•    Best Server: Lori Wells @ Nices Family Diner
•    Best Store Cashier (TIE): Nick Jones @ Dollar General, Sherry Fleenor @ Walmart Fuel Center, and Barbara Elliott @ JayC Food Store
•    Best Veterinarian: Benny Moore, DVM @ Moore’s Animal Care Clinic
•    Best VBS Program: Southern Hills Church
•    Best Worship Team: Bunker Hill Christian Church

BEST SCHOOLS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY:
•    Best School Band: Salem Community Schools
•    Best Cafeteria Staff Member: Mindy Huffman @ Salem Middle School
•    Best Office Staff Member: Sarah Richards @ Salem High School
•    Best Principal (2 people tie): Mary Anne Knapp @ West Washington High School, and Jennifer Lawyer @ Salem Middle School
•    Best School Bus Driver: Patty Hamilton @ Salem Community Schools
•    Best Superintendent: Keith Nance @ West Washington School Corporation
•    Best Teacher: Jill Little @ Bradie Shrum Elementary
•    School with Most Spirit: Salem Community Schools

BEST IN WASHINGTON COUNTY:
•    Assisted Living Facility: Skyline Suites
•    Business with Curb Appeal: Lincks Clothing & Shoes
•    Business on Salem Square: Lincks Clothing & Shoes
•    Chicken: JayC Food Store
•    Church: Conway Community Church
•    Community Involved Business: Turtlefish Clothing
•    Community Involved Manufacturer: GKN Sinter Metals
•    Fitness Center: Washington County Family YMCA
•    Food at Local Bar: Moose Lodge
•    Hand-Dipped/Soft Serve Ice Cream (excluding fast-food chains): Six Scoops Ice Cream
•    Home Cookin’: Country Cookin
•    Local Wine Tasting: Huber’s Orchard & Winery
•    Margarita: Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Restaurant
•    Pizza with fresh ingredients: Main Street Pizza & Subs
•    Pizza Delivery: Papa John’s
•    Place To Take Out Of Town Guests: Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Restaurant
•    Queso/Salsa: El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
•    Sandwiches: Cheddar Depot
•    Soup: Christie’s on the Square
•    Steak: Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Restaurant

MOST COURTEOUS OFFICE PERSONNEL IN WASHINGTON COUNTY:
•    Dental Office Staff Member: Tara Mills @ Kearschner Family Dentistry
•    Financial Office Staff Member: JT Huffman @ Mid-Southern Savings Bank, FSB
•    Insurance Office Staff Member: Susie Humphrey @ ET Insurance, Inc.
•    Law Office Staff Member: Teresa Stewart @ Daniel L. Brown Law Office

BEST BUSINESS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY:
•    Accounting/Tax Service: Wischmeier Tax & Accounting
•    Asphalt Sealcoating: Nelson Asphalt Sealcoating
•    Auction Company: The Day Company Realtors & Auctioneers
•    Auto Body Repair Shop: Eddie Gilstrap Collision Center
•    Bank: Mid-Southern Savings Bank, FSB
•    Beauty Salon: Rustic Cutz Hair Salon
•    Floral Shop: Florence’s Flowers & Gifts
•    Funeral Home: Weathers Funeral Home
•    Grocery: JayC Food Store
•    Insurance Agency: Huffaker Insurance Services
•    Lawn Care: Walls Lawn Care Service
•    Mortgage Lending: Land Home Financial
•    Pharmacy (local): Good Living Pharmacy
•    Preschool/Day Care: Southern Hills Church
•    Real Estate Agency: The Day Company Realtors & Auctioneers
•    Restaurant: Mamma Rosa’s
•    Winery (local): Hunter’s Ridge Winery
•    Wrecker Service: Salem Wrecker Service

 

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