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December 19, 2004

The Herald-Mail


Michele Wills has been promoted to marketing director of The Herald-Mail Co.

Wills has been with The Herald-Mail for 10 years, working in a variety of marketing capacities, including Newspaper in Education coordinator. She was named marketing manager in September 2003, and was instrumental in helping the company publish its first pictorial history book, "Washington County, Maryland - Our Past, Our People," in 2004.

Wills has held active positions in the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Sunrise Rotary Club of Hagerstown. She is a current board member of Girls Inc. in Hagerstown.

Prior to joining The Herald-Mail, Wills served as executive director of the Homebuilders Association of Washington County, and also worked for a local home-care business. She and her husband reside in Hagerstown.

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O'Neill Physical Therapy Services


Jackie Hord recently joined the staff of O'Neill Physical Therapy Services as an insurance and billing specialist.

Hord previously was transportation coordinator for the Franklin County Integrated Transportation System.

Don Bowers Financial Services


GREENCASTLE, Pa. -Don Bowers, owner of Don Bowers Financial Services, recently attended a two-day tax seminar hosted by the National Association of Tax Professionals at the Gaithersburg (Md.) Hilton.

The seminar reviewed the new tax legislation for the upcoming tax-filing season and qualifies for continuing professional education.

Lutheran Home Care Services


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Kathy Johnson, director of professional services at Lutheran Home Care Services Inc., recently received the agency's 2004 Karen A. Rohaly Award.

The award was established in honor of Karen A. Rohaly, the first administrator of Lutheran Home Care Services.

Johnson has been with Lutheran Home Care Services for 26 years.

Roy Rogers


FREDERICK, Md. - David A. Roach has been promoted to district manager for Roy Rogers Restaurants.

Roach began his career with Plamondon Enterprises Inc. in 1991 as an assistant manager.

Roach most recently was general manager of the newly opened Roy Rogers in Montgomery Village, Md. He also has served as general manager at several locations in Frederick, Hagerstown and Cumberland, Md.

Washington County Health Department


Nancy Biegler has been selected Employee of the Month for December by the Washington County Health Department.

Biegler is a nurse with the department's Healthy Families Program, which is dedicated to ensuring healthy birth outcomes for mothers and children. She also chairs Washington County's Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Board, which investigates the circumstances of fetal and infant deaths.

Biegler has worked for the department since August 2002.

Diane Rowe Caprio


Diane Rowe Caprio, E.A., recently attended tax seminars sponsored by the Gear Up Company at the Holiday Inn in Frederick, Md.

The seminars covered tax strategies for corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. It also included a two-day program reviewing changes and updates on personal income taxes.

Rose Hill Cemetery


The following officers and trustees were elected at Rose Hill Cemetery's Trustees meeting in November.

- Philip L. Rohrer, president

- J. Roger Finn, vice president

- D. Blaine Weaver, treasurer

- Robert W. Startzman, secretary

- John R Hershey Jr., John R. Hershey III, Les J. Powlen, James M. Snyder, Gerald W. Spessard and John H. Urner, trustees

RE/MAX Achievers


The following were the top agents for November at RE/MAX Achievers of Hagerstown.

- Joan M. Jernigan was the top agent with commissions earned.

- Lynn M. Lowry was the top listing agent and the top agent in new sales.

Shepherd University


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Dawne Raines Burke, visiting assistant professor of education at Shepherd University, recently received an honorary award during the 2004 meeting of the Storer College National Alumni Association.

The award was presented on behalf of the association and the Storer College executive board of directors to recognize Burke for her research and production of a doctoral dissertation titled "Storer College: A Hope for Redemption in the Shadow of Slavery," a nine-decade institutional narrative.

Storer College, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was closed in 1955 in the wake of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. Burke will be a guest speaker at the Storer College Alumni Association's 50-year celebration in 2005 to commemorate the school's closure.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Sally Sussman and Mike West of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA's Waynesboro office recently were recognized for their performance in November.

The decision was based on the number of new listings, sales and referrals; attendance at real estate meetings and workshops; and customer satisfaction reports.

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