On Aug. 10 the Athens Elks Lodge #973 donated $750 in grant money to Carthage Twp. Volunteer Fire Department to help replace all of their fire extinguishers on the fire trucks. This will provide updated safety equipment for the firefighters as well as the community they serve. The grant money was provided from the Ohio Elks Association Community Service Grant. Pictured from left to right are: Athens Elks members Jim Balding, Rich Russell and Ernie Perry and from Carthage Twp. Fire Department are Jerrick Nutter, Chris Nutter, Jameson Allen and Jim Allen.