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...

•    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 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
•    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 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

•    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

•    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

•    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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