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'Bionic Woman' takes a seat

Alice Grovom steps down as longtime leader of Sweet Home beautification effort


December 30, 2020

ALICE GROVOM sits in her living room after stepping down as chair of the Sweet Home Beautification Committee, a position she held for nearly 40 years.

Alice Grovom has finally retired, just in time for her 95th birthday.

Though she retired from her career as a bookkeeper several decades ago, but didn't miss a beat in her efforts to improve the image of the Sweet Home community.

Of course, she would probably have kept going if it weren't for her body holding her back.

"I'm a bionic woman," she said, grinning and putting her hand on her hip. "I have half a hip, and I had a T-11 fracture."

Those injuries, suffered in the past two years, have made it difficult for her to continue her work on the Sweet Home Beautification Committee, which she...

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