Mail Call

December 05, 2003

Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line.

Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236.

You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"For many years I helped with class reunions for the Class of 1933 of the old Hagerstown High School and we had our last reunion this past summer. I have a pretty good box of memorabilia left over. If anyone would like to have it, call me at 301-733-1937."

"I hope that the Roads Department that is working on U.S. 40 on Huyetts Crossroads is certainly going to paint lines on the roads to let people know what lane they are supposed to be in. People are still confused and they left it unlined for the Thanksgiving holiday, which was very dangerous. The lane next to Sheetz, people think you are in that lane to turn into Sheetz, but that is your straight through lane now."


"I want to congratulate my granddaughter Beth for making the honor roll. Keep up the good work, Peanut."

"For the person who claims Bush is cleaning up Clinton's mess. Just remember this, nobody died when Bill lied."

"What's with the new weather map? It is way different than the old one and I much prefer the old one."

"Does anyone know of any nonprofit organizations that take vehicle donations? If so, leave the name of the organization and perhaps a phone number."

"I certainly enjoy these 'Around Town' articles in the paper. I think these girls do a wonderful job. I am really impressed with this Ms. Parson for 'Around Jonathan Street.' They are really enjoyable to read and I hope they keep up the good work."

"Last week, I went to the AC&T gas station in Smithsburg to purchase two five-gallon cans of kerosene. After I pumped it, a young man pulled in beside my van and offered to carry the two cans to my car and put them in. I want to thank this man again for the act of kindness. He also asked the man who pumped his kerosene beside me, if he could carry his to his car, too. May God bless you for all your kindness."

"I want to respond to the newspaper delivery guy. I agree, you do work 364 days a year and I want to remind you that many of us are doing something year round. We all want to be thanked for a job well done and hopefully some people in our lifetime will do that. Calling into Mail Call requesting gifts is tacky with a capital T. Before anyone says that I don't appreciate my mail carrier or paper carrier, I certainly do. But we need to remember those people in our lives year round, not just to expect Christmas gifts."

"Just wanted to wish Katie Lynch good luck at the Miss Maryland Teen USA Competition this weekend in Cambridge, Md. She goes to South Hagerstown High School. She is just one of the lucky young ladies who are competing this weekend for the title. Good luck."

"I have to admit that the flu shot clinics put on by the Health Department this year were great. I saw a lot of people willing to help and everyone was very friendly. It's got to be the most efficient government- run operation I have ever seen. Hats off to the Health Department."


"I read in the paper the other day where the city is going to spray the Square where all the birds are. What are they going to do with all those birds? What are they going to do to help those people? It's just going to make things worse."

"Sometime ago someone inquired about the use of tabs from cans. The tabs are being collected to go toward the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. They also collect eye glasses and hearing aids. They may be dropped off at Eyecare Professionals or left at Eyecare Professionals, Eastern Boulevard and Dual Highway."

"Celebrate diversity by voting for a new mayor at the next election."

"We found a walkie talkie along Longmeadow Road. If you lost one, put your number in Mail Call and we will get back with you, but you must be able to describe it."

"I would like to thank everyone at Avalon Nursing Home who provided the meals for everyone at the Alexander House. There are over 100 of us. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in giving us a Thanksgiving that will always be remembered."

"Can someone tell me what happened to Nixon's Academy Theatre, later known as Warner's Academy Theatre. What happened to it and when did it happen?"

"About a year or two ago there was a story in the paper about a young mother in her 40s who lived in Waynesboro, Pa. There was a picture of her and her little girls. She had ovarian cancer and she was going to Mexico for cancer treatments. I was just wondering if anyone has an update on her condition and how she is doing."

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