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Marietta National Cemetery 2011 – Decoration of the Graves

Here is a link to a video put together by the Atlanta Area Council regarding the flag placement at the Marietta National Cemetery last Saturday morning in preparations for Memorial Day.

Over 18,000 Graves were honored by 1,596 scouts, girls and boys, as well as 623 adult scouters for a total of 2,219 on hand. The actual flag placement is over in about 45-50 minutes.

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Tips for Staying Cool

The warmer weather allows us to enjoy the great outdoors. However, we also need to remember the dangers that excessive heat can bring. Heat can be dangerous for everyone especially children and the elderly. Whether you’re enjoying time at the pool or working outside in the yard, check out our tips for staying cool this summer.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day for Americans to honor our fallen soldiers. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 and first observed May 30, 1868. It is always observed on the last Monday in May each year.

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Armed Forces Day

Tomorrow we celebrate Armed Forces Day in the United States. Armed Forces Day is celebrated each year on the third Saturday of May. The day was created as a way to thank our nation’s military forces. President Harry Truman proclaimed the first Armed Forces Day on May 20, 1950.

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Smyrna's 1st Annual Standing Together Car & Motorcycle Show

Smyrna’s 1st Annual Standing Together Car & Motorcycle Show
Saturday May 14, 2011
Registration Begins at 9:00 am
Ride Departs at 10:00 am

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25 Uses for Coffee Filters!

Isn’t it fun to find out that you can use an everyday household item for more than one thing? I was glad to know that I could use my coffee filters for many other household chores. Check it out!

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome… Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

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Northwest Ranked in 100 Top Workplaces by AJC

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has ranked the 100 Top Workplaces in Atlanta! Northwest Exterminating is proud to be #4 in the Midsize Workplaces division. In October of 2010, The AJC put out the call for emloyees to nominate their companies. 495 nominations were received. In January, Workplace Dynamics, a consulting group that partners with The AJC, narrowed the results down to 166 finalists. After the finalists were selected, 40,000 of the nominee’s employees were surveyed based on the direction of the company, execution, work conditions, career paths, management, pay and benefits.

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One of Our Own Featured in Spinal Column magazine

Our very own Ryan Bloyd was featured in the latest addition of Spinal Column magazine. Spinal Column is a magazine produced by The Shepherd Center here in Atlanta. The Shepherd Center is a private, non-profit hospital that specialize in the research and rehabilitation of spinal cord and brain injuries.

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New Service Center Featured in Ledger-Enquirer

This month, Northwest Exterminating will open its 16th service center in Columbus, GA. We have been serving this area from our LaGrange office for the past two years and we’re looking forward to putting some roots down in the Columbus area. We were recently featured in an article that ran in the Ledger-Enquirer. Check it out below:

Businesses outside Columbus look to take advantage of BRAC boom

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Money Saving Tips! 100 Ways to Clean Using Household Products

In this economy we’re all looking for ways to cut spending in any way that we can. The article below shows us how we can use everyday household products to clean. These tips not only save money but are safer alternatives to the chemicals that come in many cleaning products.Read the article below that was featured on

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