Visitation is Monday, March 4, 2019 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville and again on Tuesday at Scipio United Baptist Church from 10 until 11 a.m. David Smith will officiate services at 11 a.m. at the church and burial will follow in Mt. Carmel cemetery. He was born June 30, 1947 to Willard and Jeanette “Irene” Norman. He had two brothers, Willie and Donnie Norman – both surviving, and two sisters, Alma Hill – surviving, and Mable who preceded him in death. On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Merle Edward Norman woke up being held by Jesus, and was reunited with the love of his life. Merle was retired from Sperry Rubber and Plastic. He was an avid fisherman and could literally build anything. He was a devote Christian and loyal member of the Scipio Baptist Church. Anyone who knew Merle, adored him. He will be sincerely missed by his three daughters, Tammy (Danny) Garrison, Lisa (James) Henson, and Anita Norman; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several friends, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by his “little lady” Rose Etta Norman; infant granddaughter, Ciera Rose Griffin; sisters-in-law, Ulene Quinlan, Bonnie Barrett and Carolyn Cummins, and brother-in-law, Nelson Barrett. Memorial contributions can be directed to Scipio United Baptist Church. To leave memories or sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Merle Norman.
Facebook11Tweet0Pin0 Many Thurston County residents worship the sun. We live for the days of a bright yellow sunshine in the five-day forecast. To see a string of days without rain clouds is certainly a treat.When the temperature rises, there are some new behaviors that you can incorporate into your daily habits. These easy-to-implement tasks can reduce your energy bills.Install a programmable thermostat that brings your house to a comfortable temperature when you are typically at home and stops heating or cooling your living space when you tend to be out.If your home has a central air conditioning, set the temperature to cool at 78 degrees. Home owners typically save about six to seven percent off cooling costs for each degree above 78 degrees.Pull window shades. Our neighbors in Southern California know to close blinds on sunny days, but people living in the Pacific Northwest sometimes forget that to keep the hot sun out, you need to pull the shades. Open the shades in the winter to bring in warm rays.Turn off lights, appliances and electronics when not in use. During a Washington summer, we benefit from long hours of daylight. Take advantage of this natural light and leave the lights off. This step will keep your house cooler and your energy bill down.If the hot weather is too much, look for an Energy Star air conditioner. This designation means that the cooling unit is the most energy efficient model on the market. Situate a window air conditioner out of direct sunlight. They work best when kept cool.Replace an old central air conditioner with a new Energy Star qualified model. Often this can reduce your cooling costs by up to 20%. Schedule an inspection to make sure that your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency.Install a ceiling fan. This is a less expensive way to cool down. During hot weather, a ceiling fan will create a cool breeze and circulate air around your home.Get rid of hot air by using an exhaust fan to blow hot air out of your kitchen. Similarly, take cooler showers and baths to avoid adding hot, humid aid to your home.Cook outside. Instead of using your oven or stove, use your barbecue, microwave or countertop appliances. A microwave uses 75% less energy than a regular electric oven.Install Energy Star compact fluorescent (CF) light bulbs in your most used fixtures and lamps. CF bulbs radiate less heat and will save you an average of $30 – $40 over the lifespan of each bulb.For more examples of how to reduce your heating bills and improve your home’s energy efficiency, click here.