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July 01, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER

Hannah Brumbaugh honored for project

Congratulations to Hannah Brumbaugh, who will be a seventh-grader at Clear Spring Middle School.

After months of intensive research and success at district- and state-level competitions, Hannah presented her project at the annual National History Day competition at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., campus June 15 to 19.

Hannah's Project was titled "After the War: Should Rosie Return to Home."

The project centered on Rosie the Riveter - "I chose this topic because I was really interested in learning more about Rosie the Riveter and the impact these women had on future generations," Hannah said.

Each fall, more than half a million students nationwide begin the yearlong National History Day program, competing in a series of history contests in their local districts and states. The top students in each category are selected for participation in the national contest. Participating students choose their own topics of study and research from original sources based on the theme, "Conflict and Compromise in History."

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Class of 1963

I made a mistake last week. It is the Clear Spring High School Class of 1963 that is in the early stages of planning a class reunion. Call 301-842-2978, 301-842-3456 or 301-582-0806 if you are interested in attending.

Plumb Grove event set July 3

Don't forget, you won't want to miss the Independence Day event Thursday at historic Plumb Grove. An assortment of bands will be performing, starting at 5 p.m. There will be games for kids, food, tours of Plumb Grove and fireworks. The rain date will be Sunday.

Concert planned

The Morning Star anniversary concert will be Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 8 p.m. The group will be performing along with the Wilts, the Heaveners, Bob Gay and Judy Bollinger and Tim Moffitt at Doub's Woods Park. There will be food available and gate prizes. Bring your lawn chair. There are no tickets, but a suggested donation of $6 will help cover expenses. For more information, call 301-733-9365.

Vacation Bible School

Blair's Valley First Church of God will hold its Vacation Bible School July 13 to 17. There will be a campfire with hot dogs, s'mores and other goodies. Devotions, games and a scavenger hunt will be included. 

Bible School classes will be held from Monday through Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church.  Classes will be held for ages 3 through sixth grade.   The penny offerings brought by the children will be given to the Eastern Regional Conference for special school supplies for the mission school in India.

The church is at13505 Blairs Valley Road.

Did You Know?

Did you know that there were train stations at Big Pool, Big Spring and Charlton?  There was a flag stop at Ashton.  Not only did the trains transport passengers, they also carried grain, feed, coal, hay, bark and all types of merchandise.  One time the train wrecked at Big Pool and spilled two cars of molasses.  The people of Big Pool were stocked up on molasses for two years. 

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