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After 35 years of work and meeting and engagement with the community, Tim Williams, founder and owner of Big Apple Deli, is passing the torch – or more aptly, the slicer – to his daughter and son-in-law, Billie and Matt Acton.

Matt is taking over day-to-day operations of the deli, located at 2118 Woodville Rd., Oregon.

“After 35 years, it is time to let the next generation continue in my footprints,” Tim said.

The deli’s many “regulars” have already given Matt the thumbs-up over the two-and-a-half years that he has been slicing their sandwiches. “Some have said that Matt even sounds like Tim behind the counter,” Tim’s wife, Bonnie said.

Folks in the Genoa/Curtice area waited for a recent episode of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” with great anticipation, waiting for a performer with local ties to take the stage.

A few weeks ago, Daniel Ferguson appeared on “AGT” and sang DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean” to the voices of Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Goofy as well as Scooby Doo, Kermit the Frog, Peter Griffin (“Family Man”) and Simon Cowell, one of the show’s judges. Cowell and the other judges – Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B. of the Spice Girls – thoroughly enjoyed Ferguson’s entertaining rendition, which was also met with a standing ovation from the audience. Not bad for someone who had never performed in front of such a large group of people before.

The Ottawa County Fair, which is celebrating its 53rd year in 2017, is known for major events like the demolition derby, tractor pull and rodeo. But organizations like 4-H and FFA, as well as some of the lesser-known events that are part of the junior fair, add to the fair as a whole and allow numerous individuals – especially kids – to showcase their talents.

Both organizations have strong footholds in the area. FFA is a non-profit, youth organization that promotes and supports agricultural education while 4-H works as a mentoring organization that attempts to engage “youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.”

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