Parker County Today August 2016 - Page 80

Phoenix Transmission Don Carney, Boyd Bush Your World-Renowned Home Town Transmission Shop Since 1983. 1304 Mineral Wells Highway • Weatherford, TX 76086 817-599-7680 Flea From the ITCH... with AUGUST 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY Bravecto is a soft chewable that is given every 12 weeks. Bravecto kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations and the treatment and control of tick infestations. (deer tick, black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. Bravecto also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks. 78 Grote VGrote eterinary CVeterinary liniC Clinic 819 Santa Fe Drive | Weatherford, TX 76086 Phone 817-594-0216 • Fax 817-341-8400 819 Santa Fe Drive, Weatherford, TX 76086 • grotevet@sbcglobal.net (817) 594-0216 | Metro: (817) 596-8808 Mon-Fri: 8am–5:30pm | Sat: 8am–12pm 1421 FM 1189 Ste. 4 | Brock, TX 76087 (817) 599-8085 Mon-Thur: 7:30am–6pm | Fri: 7:30am–5pm • Emergency calls after hours • was hanging underneath the hood of her car,” Don said. “It was dangling towards the ground. I walked around the car and I said, ‘Lady you need to get out of your pickup.’ She said, ‘Why?’ I said, ‘There’s a copperhead underneath your truck, that’s crawling out from underneath it.’ Didn’t take her but a second to get out of her truck.”  Don’s favorite thing about the business was meeting new people. The only thing he didn’t like was when the weather was too hot or too cold. “I didn’t care for that too much,” he said. But he managed quite well, even with a little friendly competition across the way.  Years ago, there was a Texaco, a full-service station, right across the street, owned by Loyal Dodie Sylvan. They were competitors but between the two there was no competitive spirit. “His was a full-service station and I was a full-service station and we had our customers and he had his,” Don said. “I don’t know if you would call it competition. Just mutual businesses and we both did good.” While Loyal’s Texaco was in business he never tried to undercut Don and Don never tried to undersell Dodie. It’s rare to see that kind of friendship and respect among business owners today. There have been only 25 employees in Don’s Chevron’s long history. They were mostly short-term, but the best ones worked for him for over 10 years. Boyd Bush started working for the station in 2001. At a grand total of 16 years, that makes Boyd the longest working employee in company history. Boyd is the master