Commission briefs

October 30, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Clear Spring Middle student honored

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday named an eighth-grade Clear Spring Middle School student Youth of the Month for September.

The County Commissioners awarded Emily J. Myers with a certificate of merit for her achievements.

Emily was nominated by Clear Spring teacher Earl C. Meagher.

"I have known Emily for the past three years, and I hear many positive comments about her from the school staff," Meagher wrote in a statement.

Emily has received many awards, including numerous academic awards. She plays the French horn in the band and sings in the school chorus and in her church's Alive choir.

Lyon named Citizen of the Month

The Washington County Commissioners named Sylvia Lyon as October's Citizen of the Month at Tuesday's meeting.


Lyon has volunteered for the Washington County Red Cross for 15 years as a staff aide, starting in the chapter office. She travels weekly to work with veterans in the Red Cross program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. She is also a Bloodmobile captain and is responsible for all activities at blood drives, according to county documents.

Lyon is also a member of St. Ann's Church, the Maugansville Senior Friendship Group and is a poll worker on election days. When not volunteering, she spends time with her seven children, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Fouche recognized for accomplishments

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday honored Bobby Fouche of Hagerstown for his many accomplishments.

Fouche and his wife, Jackie, have been married for 56 years. The have one daughter, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Fouche has served simultaneously as president of the Western Maryland Railway General Chairman's Association and secretary-treasurer of the Eastern Regional General Chairmen. He has been a president of the Central Maryland AFL-CIO Council for approximately 12 years, nine of which he served as COPE director.

Fouche has also served as a Hagerstown City Councilman, a member of the Executive Board of the Washington County Chapter of the American Heart Association, president of the Washington County Youth Commission, chairman of the Washington County Mental Health Association, Washington County March of Dimes, County Action Committee of Central Maryland Labor Council, member of the Bi-Racial Committee for Hagerstown, Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America and a delegate to the Democratic Mini-Convention from the 6th District.

County Commuter pilot program OK'd

The Washington County Commissioners approved a pilot program Tuesday that allows students to ride the County Commuter to and from school for no charge for six months beginning in January.

The current fee is 85 cents one way.

Hiring of groundwater specialist considered

The Washington County Commissioners are considering hiring a district groundwater specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey to measure the county's groundwater supply.

The study might cost $60,000, and it would focus on water volume and quality.

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