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Page 26Senior Times - April 2019 Celebratingyea 110th Anniversary110By: Pat FosdickREMEMBERING FAMILIES FORIn today’s environment any pri- vately owned businesses being able to celebrate 110 years is difficult to com- prehend. When you hear daily and read daily of long family-owned businesses advertising, “After 24 years of our family owned business, we are closing our doors for good.” Fred Bachman and family have to be proud of this great milestone.Club, along with other involvement through the years.After graduation from Sturgis High School in 1939, Fred’s father, Richard, started working for Andrew Hebble. At that time Mr. Hebble had been in the business for 30 years. Thomas Bachman, Fred’s grandfather, also worked for the funeral home. Mr. Hebble, upon his death, bequeathed the business to Thomas. Richard com- pleted mortuary school, so he could join his father, but not before his tour of duty in WWII. Upon his return, Richard did as many Veterans of that day, which was to come back and be“The main calling of the funeral home or funeral director is to servehis fellow man, woman and family during a time of loss,” said Fred. “Our vision through the 110 years has never changed, ‘To give excellent, exception- al service; have the ability to listen to our clients; make a difference in peo- ple’s lives.’”Starting with Mr. Hebble’s gift of Memorial Park Cemetery to the Battle Creek Kiwanis, Bachman Hebblehas demonstrated kindness and giv- ing-back in many ways. One of those is their annual winter sweater col- lection. This past winter over 1,000 sweaters were collected and distributed to local agencies to help keep thosein need warm. The sweater collection completed its 24th year in 2018.Returning to the mission statement of Andrew Hebble, the original owner, “To give service as near perfect as pos- sible,” remains with the current owner and associates of Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize Bachman Hebble Funeral Service along with six other centennial mem- bers later this spring.By: Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialista “giving” member to the commu- nity. Fred’s father did all the things, which have carried over to Fred’s continued community involvement. Fred has been a very active member of the Urbandale Business Association and the Urbandale Homecoming Committee, Battle Creek ExchangeSocial Security223 North Bedford Rd. • Battle Creek, MI 49037 269-965-5145 • www.bachmanhebble.comPRE-PLANNING IS A GIFT TO YOUR FAMILYThe Social Security Administration (SSA) and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched a joint Public Service Announcement (PSA) cam- paign addressing a nationwide tele- phone impersonation scheme. Social Security and the OIG continue to receive reports from across the coun- try about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees. Calls can even “spoof” Social Security’s national cus- tomer service number as the incoming number on the caller ID. The new PSAs will air on TV and radio stations across the country to alert the public to remain vigilant against potential fraud.represent. Do not reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you.”Scam AlertSocial Security employees do occa- sionally contact people – generally those who have ongoing business with the agency – by telephone for business purposes. However, Social Security employees will never threaten a per- son or promise a Social Security ben- efit approval, or increase, in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent and people should not engage with the caller. If a person receives these calls, he or she should report the information to the OIG Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 or online at YELLOW TRUCK PEOPLECALL USfor all your electrical, heating & cooling needs“We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive infor- mation such as your Social Security number or bank account information to unknown people over the phoneor Internet,” said Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. “If you receive a call andare not expecting one, you must be extra careful – you can always get the caller’s information, hang up, and con- tact the official phone number of the business or agency the caller claims to“These calls appear to be happen- ing across the country, so we appreci- ate SSA’s partnership in this national public outreach effort,” said Gail S. Ennis, the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration. “Our message to the public is simply this: If you or someone you know receives a questionable call claiming to be from SSA or the OIG, just hang up.”The new PSA addressing the telephone impersonation scheme is available online at socialsecurity.Legal Advice &We install Eaton/Generac GeneratorsWe arean authorized Generac Sales & Service Dealer269-963-7910 • 466 Main St. Battle Creek, MI • License # Electrical – 6112007 • License # Mechanical – 7103902Services for SeniorsBy: Alisa Parker, Managing AttorneyThe Legal Services of South Central Michigan-Battle Creek office will conduct interviews for legal advice and possible representation, without charge, to interested seniors.• Wed, Feb 6, 10:30am-12pm, Barry County COA, 320 West Woodlawn, Hastings.• Wed, April 3, 10am-12:30pm, Burnside Senior Center, 65 Grahl, Coldwater.• Tue, April 9, 10-11am, Three Rivers Community Center, 103 S. Douglas, Three Rivers.• Wed, April 17, 11:30am-12:30pm, Woodland Eagles Club, 125 N. Main, Woodland.Legal Services of South Central Michigan is located at 123 West Territorial Road in Battle Creek. For more information call (269) 965-3951.

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