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August 21, 1999

Vincent Spong has been named director of Leadership Hagerstown. Spong retired as principal of Salem Elementary School at the close of the school year in June. He was the principal of Salem Elementary when it was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Spong served in the Washington County school system for 31 years. He was a classroom teacher for 10 years.

He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and his master of administration degree from Western Maryland College.

Spong was recommended for the Leadership of Hagerstown Board of Trustees after a Selection Committee interviewed six applicants for the position.

He succeeds Charles Stroh who has retired after 12 years.

Also Linda Irvin-Craig, Director of Western Maryland Citizens against Lawsuit Abuse, was elected chair of the board, succeeding Philip Rohrer, who competed a two-year term as chairman. Charles Ernst, President of Duvinage Corp. was elected vice chair. John League, Editor and Publisher of the Herald-Mail and Greg Snook, president of the Washington County Commissioners, were reelected to second three-year terms. Charles Stroh was elected to a three-year term on the board.

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The officers of Maryland Association of Certifies Public Accountants, Inc., seven chapters have been installed for its 1999-2000 fiscal year. They are:

President Daniel W. Chaney, CPA, MBA, CVA, Keller, Bruner & Co., LLC in Frederick; President-elect Leslie R. Frey, CPA, Frederick County Government; Secretary Mark E. Green, CPA, D.M. Bowman, Inc. in Williamsport; Treasurer Richard B. Tidler, CPA, Tidler & Associates, PA in Hagerstown; and Past-president Robert W. Nelson, Jr., CPA, Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Co., LLC in Hagerstown.




MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Stephanie Crawford of Mercersburg, joined other independent Distributors of Rexall Showcase International, Inc. (RSI) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. in August. Rexall Showcase International Inc. is the direct sales division of Rexall Sundown Inc.




GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Board of Directors of Tower Bancorp Inc. parent company of The First National Bank of Greencastle is pleased to announce a one time special cash dividend of $.50 per share. This dividend will be paid Sept. 15 to shareholders of record Sept. 1.

Several years of strong earnings and accumulation of capital by the bank made the special dividend possible.

The First National Bank of Greencastle's total assets are $200 million with outstanding loans of $130 million. Total deposits are $160 million.

The First National Bank of Greencastle has over 100 employees and operates six offices in the Greencastle, Shady Grove, Quincy, Laurich, Mercersburg and Waynesboro areas.




Hagerstown Community College recently hired three new staff members to operate the college's new Information Center. The center provides information to prospective students and the general public about HCC classes and events.

The center is staffed by Teresa Brereton, Team Leader, Lynne Ott and Jeanne Avey. The hours of operation for the center are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday fro m 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Information Center may be reached by calling.




WILLIAMSPORT - D.M. Bowman Inc. will celebrate 40 years of service excellence by holding an anniversary celebration at the Milestone Farm in Williamsport. Over 700 customers, employees, dignitaries and friends from across the nation are scheduled to attend.

Guests will have an opportunity to learn about the history of D.M. Bowman and view many of the antique automobiles and tractors.




HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Dr. Peter G. Teichman has joined the physician staff at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine.

Teichman, a family practitioner with a masters degree in public health administration, has an extensive background in public health in addition to his primary care experience. He has served as an instructor in pediatric emergencies in Aermenia and as a member of a physicians advisory committee studying women's health issues for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Teichman earned his undergraduate degree, medical degree and masters degree from Michigan State University. He completed his family practice residency at Brown University in Rhode Island.




The Associated Builders and Contractors inc. (ABC), Cumberland Valley Chapter held its annual crab feast on Aug. 14 at the Little Orleans Campgrounds, Little Orleans, Md.

More than 120 people attended.

Bill Valentine, of Carl G. Valentine & Son, hosted and sponsored all the activities for the day.

To register for an upcoming meeting or for more information about membership, call Joan Warner, ABC Executive Director, at 301-739-1190.




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