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May 27, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN

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Thomas receives Community Citation Award at HCC



Kathy M. (Hart) Thomas, of Clear Spring, was presented the 2009 Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association Community Citation Award at HCC's recent honors convocation.

The award confers special recognition to a 15-year graduate of HCC for volunteer service to the community.

Thomas graduated from HCC in 2004 with an associate's degree and from Frostburg State University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree. She is pursuing a master's degree from McDaniel College and works as an adjunct instructor at HCC.

Thomas serves as a volunteer for HCC's adult education program. She also is an active volunteer with Pack 102 Cub Scouts, Hagerstown Bible Church, Hagerstown Salvation Army and Clear Spring Elementary School. Previous volunteer activities include Clear Spring and Washington County Ladies Fire Auxiliaries, Kiwanis Club, Boy Scouts, United Way and the Chamber of Commerce. The Herald-Mail named her one of the Top 10 Women on the Move in 2000. She is a mother of five.

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Memorial Day ceremony



Smithsburg's annual Memorial Day ceremony will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park on West Water Street. The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Charles F. Eaton (retired), who is the chairman of the Fort Detrick All Services Retiree Council. A canopy and chairs will be provided.

Yard sale planned



Mount Pleasant Church of God, at 24107 Foxville Road, Smithsburg, will hold a bake and yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. If it rains, the event will be held in the basement of the church.

Senior site



Smithsburg senior site calendar:

· Today - "How to Get Along with Different Personalities" and exercise with Helen House, 10:15 a.m.

· Thursday - Birthday luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

· Friday - Chair exercise with bands, 10 a.m.

· Monday - UNO, 10 a.m.

· Tuesday - Blood pressure screening with Merry Gehr, 9:30 a.m.; van stop at Shopping Center.

Cascade Elementary



Cascade Elementary School will hold its fifth grade recognition ceremony Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Smithsburg Middle



The eighth-grade dance will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The dance costs $3.

The eighth-grade recognition ceremony will be Wednesday, June 3, beginning at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria. Students will be recognized for their achievements during the school year.

Happy birthday



Birthday wishes to Darylene. It has been a great year and another exciting year ahead is already in the plans. Darylene's favorite thing of course is travel and that will be the priority. Bob says three trips to Ocean City, Md., already this year has been a little much, but the ocean is a vast domain and there are other beautiful sites we plan to visit this year. Happy birthday, from Bob, family and friends!

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