On any given day, Leo Zaverukha’s booming voice echoes through the Mountain View High School halls that he mops and across the fields that he mows. Some days it’s Russian folk songs. On others, he serenades students with American classics or Christian hymns. Either way, he’s tough to miss. A Ukrainian, Zaverukha came to the United States in 1996 after his parents fled from Russia as refugees. He first settled in California before getting the job at Mountain View in Meridian in 2005.
On any given day, Leo Zaverukha’s booming voice echoes through the Mountain View High School halls that he mops and across the fields that he mows. Some days it’s Russian folk songs. On others, he serenades students with American classics or Christian hymns. Either way, he’s tough to miss. A Ukrainian, Leo came to the United States in 1996 after his parents fled from Russia as refugees. He first settled in California before getting the job at Mountain View in 2005. He’s been a fixture ever since.
BOISE, Idaho — Leah was such a sweet dog. I never heard a peep from her, and she was always friendly in a calm way. We met when I bought a duplex, and she was living in one of the units with her owner. I moved into the unit next door after the sale closed, and gradually she warmed up to me. But Leah was brutal on the lawn. Dead spots pockmarked the turf from where Leah, um, relieved herself.
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Selecting a term
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