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Bridge club posts results

volunteer training

group to meet

January 31, 2007

Seventeen pairs competed Friday night, Jan. 26, during a meeting of the Little Heiskell Duplicate Bridge Club in Hagerstown.

In the North/South direction, Joan and Ron Harmon finished first in all three strata with a 62.96 percent game. Elaine Rowe and Judy Ochs were second in A with 56.65 percent, and Joann Fillingham and Alan Brown were third in A and second in B and C with 53.44 percent. Beth Pollock and Barry Lieberman placed fourth in A with 47.35 percent.

In the East/West direction, Barbara Couch and Nancy Burger were first in all three strata with 59.82 percent. Anne and Frank Carden were second in A with 57.44 percent, and Jack and Patsy Mesner were third in A and second in B with 55.95 percent. Dick and Lois Taylor came in fourth in A with 55.36 percent, and Debbie and Scott Kiser finished second in C with 47.62 percent.

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In the annual masterpoint race, Joan and Ron Harmon are tied for first place with 2.76 points. Jan Hargest is third with 2.23 points, and Tina Angle is fourth with 1.95. Anne Carden is fifth with 1.74 points, and Bill and Madeline Davis are tied for sixth place with 1.64. Frank Carden is in eighth place with 1.54, and Dick and Lois Taylor are tied for ninth with 1.44.

The Little Heiskell Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the American Legion on Northern Avenue. All bridge players are welcome. For more information, call 301-797-4627.




Training program for court advocates



Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County will conduct a training program for volunteers interested in serving as court appointed advocates for children under the court's jurisdiction as the result of adjudicated cases of child abuse or neglect in Washington County. Advocates will review and research case files, conduct interviews with children, parents, family members, caseworkers, medical and mental health practitioners, therapists and counselors, school officials and others, and provide assessments and recommendations of care and services to the courts in the "best interest" of children appointed.

A training program will be conducted in two concurrent schedules beginning on Saturday, Feb. 3, and Wednesday, Feb. 7. The eight-week training program will end Saturday, March 24, and Wednesday, March 28.

Wednesday sessions will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. All Saturday sessions will be conducted from 9 to 11 a.m. The training sessions will be held at Washington County Health Department - Addictions and Mental Health Services Unit, 13114 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

For information or to register, call the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County at 240-313-3383.




Strong Women program



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Penn State Cooperative Extension will conduct the StrongWomen Program in Franklin County starting Tuesday, Feb. 6. A free informational meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Church of the Brethren, 260 S. Fourth St. No registration is required.

The six-week program is geared for women middle aged and older to help them increase their strength, bone density, balance and energy and help them look and feel better.

Participants will meet two times a week for one hour sessions. There is a $45 fee for the six-week program and participants are required to provide their own hand and ankle weights. Classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 6, and will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Classes will be held at the Church of the Brethren.

For information or to register, call Mary Ann Oyler at 717-263-9226.

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