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Around West Hagerstown

June 15, 2006|by JUDI DOMINGUEZ

Wal-Mart Documentary

The controversial documentary about how Wal-Mart - this country's largest employer - treats its employees and suppliers will be shown at 7 p.m. today in the ballroom of the American Legion Post, 405 Northern Ave., in Hagerstown. There is no cost of admission.

The 90-minute film takes viewers on a journey that could influence the way they shop and the way they think about Wal-Mart. Ed Branthaver, a concerned citizen of Washington County, will host the event. Everyone is welcome.

Citizenship awards

A ceremony for elementary students receiving the 2006 Principal's Citizenship Awards was held at North Hagerstown High School on Thursday, May 25. The selection criteria for the award was that each student demonstrate pride and respect toward students and adults, pride and respect toward the school rules and property, and participate in class discussions as well as putting forth maximum effort to do well academically.

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The Salem Avenue Elementary School Principal's Citizenship Award recipients for 2006 are Tiffany Vincent, Kirsten Burr, Matthew Mills, Misty Nalley, Shelina Henson, Bobby Zhang and Brandon McKenzie. Just look at that picture, great job!

Yard, food sale

A yard and food sale will be held Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, at the Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of Church and Winter streets. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. There will be lots of great food; eat-in and carry-out menus will be available.

Hooray for West End Little League

Today, West End Little League concludes its 51st regular season. By virtue of winning both halves, the AFL-CIO Bulldogs captured their second straight championship.

AFL-CIO is managed by Michael "Red" Houser. The coaching staff includes William R. Nutter, William C. Nutter, Jeff Jenkins, David Vinson Sr, and David Vinson Jr. Team members include Aaron Stoner, Nathan Murray, Dustin Kicklighter, Michael Offutt, Emely Vega, Eddie Howlett, David Moser, Bryce Karn, Desmond Ingram, Brady Nutter, Isiah Lewis and Irving Pagan.

The West End Little League president is Randy Carey, and volunteer coaches are, Wink Suder, William R. Nutter, Bob Grove, Dick Wigfield, Kieth Weigand and John Thomas. These men have logged in more than 30 years' service with the league and other various teams, as well as Michael "Red" Houser contributing over 20 years of tireless service. My hat goes off for these wonderful role models.

An alumnus of West End Little League, Mick Billmeyer, is on the Philadelphia Phillies coaching staff as a catching/defense coach.

I would like to compliment the management, coaches, parents and players for a well-organized group, respecting each other and setting a positive attitude for all involved. Your sportsmanship and dedication is very valued by all.

Great job!!!

Garden is growing

My little flower pot garden is doing well, lots of jalapenos, habaneras, banana, cherry, and red chiles are forming nicely. Just tickles me pink.

Thanks!

I would like to thank Julie Fitz of Winter Street Elementary School and Linda Murray from Salem Avenue Elementary School for all the input for the column during the school year. I have appreciated and loved every article and picture both of you have provided. See you again when school starts!

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