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March 27, 2009

Edward Joseph Blickenstaff and Jacqueline Leigh (Schaeffer) Blickenstaff of Sharpsburg announce the birth of a son, Ayzik Silas Blickenstaff, Feb. 26, 2009. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Cathy Mohn of Amberson, Pa., and Jack and Judy Schaeffer of Hagerstown. Paternal grandmother is Patricia Hawks of Smithsburg. Paternal great-grandmother is Frances L. Blickenstaff of Smithsburg.

Michael Ray and Cassandra Michelle (Call) Kaetzel of Fayetteville, Pa., announce the birth of a daughter, Peyton Riley Kaetzel, March 20, 2009.

Mark and Samantha (Mertz) Albright of Martinsburg, W.Va., announce the birth of their second child and first son, Luke James Albright, Dec. 29, 2008. Maternal grandparents are Donald and Wendy Mertz of Hagerstown. Paternal grandparents are Daris and Ronda Albright of Martinsburg. Maternal great-grandmother is Gayle Heiks of Hagerstown. Maternal great-grandfather is Donald Mertz Sr. of Hagerstown. Paternal great-grandmother is Wanda Stowers of Ravenswood, W.Va.

Tonya Netz of Boonsboro announces the birth of a daughter, Miracle Nevaeh Netz, March 14, 2009. Grandparents are Donna and Luther Netz of Boonsboro.


Dawn Raynor and Chris Spaid of Hagerstown announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Noelle Spaid, Jan. 17, 2009. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Mary Christy Mahon of Hagerstown. Paternal grandparents are Barb and Dan Spaid of Smithsburg.

Jason L. and Katie E. (Miles) Hoover of Clear Spring announce the birth of their second child and daughter, Kara Leanne Hoover, Jan. 7, 2009. Maternal grandparents are John and Kathy Miles of Clear Spring. Paternal grandparents are Jack and Cathy Hoover of Williamsport. Maternal great-grandparents are Elizabeth A. Miles of Clear Spring and the late John A. Miles, Sr. Paternal great-grandparents are Miriam V. Hose of Williamsport and the late Kenneth M. Hoover.

Lonna Seibert and her husband Todd Taylor announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Daphne Elyse Taylor, May 8, 2008. Maternal grandparents are Linda Seibert of Hagerstown and the late Wayne Decker. Paternal grandparents are Cheryl Taylor of Sterling, Va. and John Taylor of Haymarket, Va.

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