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August 10, 2006|by SUSIE HOFFMAN

Days dwindling until start of school

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Sounds of kids traveling on vacation ... and sounds of parents nearing the end of summer. Soon to be "yes" on both accounts!

Such a frenzy of activity this time of year. With the first day of school exactly two weeks away from today, there is no time for dawdling.

Most every school is having an evening or afternoon for orientation in this next week or so. You should have received something in the mail detailing when and where and all those pertinent Ws.

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South High orientation set

South Hagerstown High school is inviting all incoming freshmen to a traditional Freshman Orientation on Monday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Immediately following the orientation, all South Hagerstown High School parents and students are invited to attend Meet the Teacher Night from 7 to 8 p.m. A casual spaghetti dinner will be served in the Rebel Cafe for $2 per person. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:55 p.m. If you are the parent of an incoming freshman, please plan to come early enough to eat before the start of orientation. The school's staff, complete with counselors, teachers and administrative personnel, will be on hand to welcome you and answer any questions. The all important and much anticipated class schedules will be in the lobby of the school as you arrive. A very busy and informative evening is awaiting!

Couple marks 60 years together

Better late than never! Two of the sweetest people you could meet live right here in Funkstown and just this past spring they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Yes I said 60! That is nothing short of incredible.

Betty and Gail Mongan were joined by family at the South Mountain Inn back in April as they remembered 60 years together. What I think is fun about Betty and Gail is that they were married here in Funkstown in the parsonage and have been such an integral part of the fabric of this town. So involved and so loved are they!

Children's Village plans golfing event

Some of the best golfing weather is yet to come. Fall is an excellent time to get out and enjoy the weather and play a few rounds. Who am I kidding? Those who play golf with regularity will tell you that unless there is snow on the ground, it's good weather for golf. And I may be mistaken, but somewhere didn't I see yellow golf balls for easy visibility ... like snow-covered greens? Well, let's take that passion for your hobby and turn it into something to benefit the community.

Children's Village of Washington County will host its 12th Annual "Keep our Kids Safe" four-man scramble golf classic on Friday, Sept. 8, at Black Rock Golf Course. A putting contest will begin at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. (That sounds a tad violent, but I am going to assume that no golfers will be harmed in the starting of the event).

Following the tournament, there will be a dinner. The entry fee is $95 per person. Corporate sponsor packages are available. Cart and hole sponsors are also welcome to support the event. Midas Muffler of Hagertown is the tournament sponsor. Volvo Powertrain of North America is lead sponsor and Douglas Motors of Hancock is sponsoring the hole-in-one prize car. If any of this sounds like your game, call Children's Village at 301-733-4443 to register. All proceeds benefit Children's Village's life-safety education program.

Food for the soul

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."

Susie's to do list

1.) Finish up school supply shopping.

2.) Get the children haircuts.

3.) Get the kittens spayed.

4.) Get the car in for an oil change and whatever else it is that they do.

5.) Talk to the children about school-time routines and get their input.

6.) Appreciate the luxuries that we consider to be necessities and be appreciative.

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