Around Halfway

May 12, 2006

Happy birthday

Happy belated birthday wishes ... my father-in-law, Ron Shekels, celebrated his special day on Saturday, May 6. We wish you the best on your birthday and in the year to come. With much love from all the Shekels boys: Nick, Erik, Clark, Bryce, Ty and the Shekels girls, Jennifer and Jamie. We love you very much!

Soccer league to hold signups

The Hagerstown Area Youth Soccer League is about to kick off another season of fall soccer.

Registration for the fall league will be held on the following dates, times and locations: Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Haven Lutheran Church; Thursday, June 8, from 6 pm to 8 p.m. at Haven Lutheran Church; and Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds.

Eligible players, both boys and girls, must be between the ages of 4 1/2 and 18. All new players must bring their birth certificate to registration. The cost is $45 per player. Checks or money orders will be accepted, payable to HAYSL. Scholarships are available.


All players must have shin guards for all practices and games. For more information about registration, please contact 240-52-SCORE or on the Web at

Tobacco Free World event set for May 25

Walk for a Tobacco Free World ... celebrate World No Tobacco at Doub's Woods Park on Downsville Pike on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m.

This is a free event, and all are welcome to attend to raise tobacco awareness. Registration will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Mr. Sterlen Barr - aka No Puff Daddy - will "rap" an anti-tobacco message starting at 6 p.m.

The walk will begin following the performance from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. For more information on this event, please contact 240-420-1796. This is a worldwide event that brings together smokers trying to quit and nonsmokers supporting tobacco-free lifestyles.

Thanks, Mom for being you

In honor of Mother's Day ... I am very blessed to have such a caring and supportive mother. Thank you for being a great listener, my No. 1 fan and someone I can count on no matter what.

I love you on Mother's Day and always, Mom. Take some time for yourself and enjoy your special day.

In loving tribute to the greatest mother and grandmother any family could have:

In Loving Memory of Our Mother, Ruth Marie Brown ...

"If tears could build a stairway,

"And memories were a lane.

"We would walk right up to heaven,

"To bring you home again.

"No farewell words were spoken,

"No time to say good-bye.

"You were gone before we knew it,

"And only God knows why.

"Our hearts still ache in sadness,

"And oceans of tears still flow.

"What it meant to lose you,

"No one will ever know.

"You and angels around God's happy throne.

"We would have held you even closer if we had known."

Happy Mother's Day, Mom. We all love you and miss you so very much. Your loving sons and daughters Pam, Buzzy, Cindy, Debbie, Jeff and Tammy.

Milestone No. 7

A special day for my husband and I ... my husband, Nick, and I will celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary on Monday, May 15.

Thank you for being all that you are; a wonderful father, caring husband and my best friend. Thank you for our beautiful boys; Bryce, and Ty. I truly am blessed. Happy 7th anniversary. I love you very much.

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