People 11/3

November 04, 2002

Prison complex

The Rev. Wes Lamb has joined the staff of the state prison complex south of Hagerstown as chaplain.

A native of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn., Lamb was ordained a Trinitarian priest in 1981. Since then, he has served as a parish pastor and prison chaplain.

In what he described as a "ministry of presence," Lamb celebrates Sunday Masses at the correctional institutions, oversees inmate study groups and visits with inmates. He will meet with families of inmates as well as with fellow staff members as needed.

Mid-States Financial Group

Rob Welshans has joined Mid-States Financial Group's mortgage team as a residential mortgage consultant for its Maryland and Pennsylvania mortgage operations.


Welshans, of Falling Waters, W.Va., will serve home buyers and homeowners in the PenMar Region of Washington County, Western Maryland and South Central Pennsylvania.

Eyecare Professionals

Julie Bivens has passed the American Board of Opticianry's national competency examination.

Bivens is an employee of Eyecare Professionals on Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown.

F&M Bank

Several F&M Bank employees were recently presented the FOCUS award from Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. in recognition of excellent customer service.

The winners are Kayla Oyster, Richard Keesecker, Christy Lautenslager, Beverly Murray, Dorinda Burhman, Barbara Griffith, Cecilia Glover, Cara Hammerbacker, Heidi Ralls, Sandra Walker and Melodie Wise.

Washington County Health Department

Amy Landis is the Employee of the Month for November at the Washington County Health Department.

Landis is an addictions counselor and has been employed with the health department since 1989.

Rental Service Corp.

Larry Dorsey and Mike Crampton of Rental Service Corp.'s Hagerstown branch recently completed certification training on aerial work platforms and forklifts in Baltimore.

The training enables Dorsey and Crampton to provide training to other employees and customers interested in certifying their employees.

Tastefully Simple

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Cindy Miller of Greencastle recently became a consultant for Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company based in Alexandria, Minn.

Miller conducts in-home presentations of gourmet foods.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Paul Gunder, manager of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA in Waynesboro, received the Roy F. Angle Business Person of the Year award from the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce during the chamber's 82nd annual dinner meeting on Oct. 10.

In addition to managing the real estate office, Gunder works as a Realtor licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland and as an instructor for the Institute for Real Estate Studies Inc. in Waynesboro.

Washington County Public Schools

Three Washington County Public Schools Technology Education Teachers have been certified in Design Technology through New Jersey College and the Technology Education Leadership Project.

Barry Brown of North Hagerstown High School, Bernard Tritelli of Boonsboro Middle School and Mark Kaniski of Northern Middle School have completed the new program whose purpose is to prepare students for careers in engineering, math and science.

The training sessions in Maryland were sponsored by Technology Education Leadership Project.

Maryland State Dental Association

OCEAN CITY, Md. - The Maryland State Dental Association installed Dr. David A. Williams of Smithsburg as president for 2002-03 at its annual session.

Williams is a forensic expert and a member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology and the American Academy Forensic Sciences. In 2001 he served on the U.S. DMORT forensic team investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, crash in Shanksville, Pa.

Blondy & Co. Hair and Nail Salon

Christine Smith, owner and operator of Blondy & Co. Hair and Nail Salon, and employees Cindy Tracy, Julie Barr and Elizabeth Hutzell recently attended a two-day seminar in Crystal City, Va.

The seminar was hosted by Davidson Beauty Systems and showcased the newest in cuts, color and styles.

Smith, Tracy and Hutzell also attended an in-salon seminar on the Bio Ionics Permanent Straightening System and are certified to perform the service.

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