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Hagerstown native writes book about NFL players

October 03, 2012|Jess West | Around West Hagerstown
  • Clayton Wilcox, superintendent of Washington County Public Schools, recently visited first-graders at Salem Avenue Elementary School. The children were learning about the Character Counts! pillars, which are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Wilcox talked to the students and told them how he tries to use the Character Counts! pillars every day in his job as the head of the public school system.
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Hagerstown native Curtis Eichelberger has written his first book titled “Men of Sunday.”

The book includes interviews with football greats Ray Lewis, Aaron Rodgers, Mike Singletary, LaDainian Tomlinson, Marvin Lewis, Tony Dungy, Shawn Mitchell and Samari Rolle.

It tells how faith guides many of the players, coaches and wives of the National Football League.

Eichelberger played junior league football when he was young and later played for the North Hagerstown High Hubs.

As a boy, his mother said he always had a composition book in his hands, writing about the events in his life.

Eichelberger is a sports writer for Bloomberg News, which enables him to combine his two loves, football and writing. He lives with his wife in Wilmington, Del., and is the son of Jack and Millie Eichelberger of Hagerstown.

Red Cross classes

The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross is conducting first aid/CPR/AED instructor classes.

The class is to train instructor candidates to teach basic-level Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED courses

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This is a blended learning course consisting of online content and classroom segments. Online material must be completed prior to attending the classroom activities.

The classes began Monday and will run through Oct. 12.

For more information, go to www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767, option 3.

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