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LIFESTYLE
February 1, 2013
Kay and Mary Guessford of Halfway celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Curtis Shank of Falling Waters, W.Va. The Hawaiian theme sit-down dinner was also hosted by the Guessford's other three daughters and their husbands, Deidra and Scott Herbert of Allentown, Pa.; Denise and George Gouin of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and Debra and John Sharatt of Hagerstown. The Guessfords grandchildren served the guests. The Guessfords were married Aug. 9, 1952, by the Rev. J. N. Evans in the parsonage of the Church of God on South Artizen Street in Williamsport.
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NEWS
March 4, 2009
NOV. 2, 1938-MARCH 2, 2009 McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Harold W. Parson, 70, of 10592 Lincoln Highway, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1938, in Burnt Cabins, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter W. and Ganavice M. Morrow Parson. He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He had attended Pleasant Hill Church in Shade Gap, Pa. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Seattle, American Legion Post 561, McConnellsburg, and IBEW Electrical Union.
NEWS
July 15, 2010
DEC. 16, 1958-JULY 12, 2010 HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Claude Barton "Smitty Dog" Smith III, 51, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Williamsport, Md., died Monday, July 12, 2010, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev., to the late Claude Barton Jr. and Emily Arlene Reed Smith. He was a 1976 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed by various construction companies in the Tri-State area as a mason for more than 20 years. He was a Christian.
NEWS
By JONATHAN R. BURRS | October 12, 2008
The firestorm of media criticism, newspaper headlines, online community forum topics, back office and roundtable discussion resulting from Sen. John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate has caused nearly as much controversy and commotion in the 2008 race for the White House as the historic Democratic Party primaries contest between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Within minutes of the McCain announcement, political pundits from coast to coast expressed views - both pro and con - about what appears to be a decision resembling the "change" Barack Obama proclaims and maintains as a key campaign message.
NEWS
September 2, 2008
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Republican John McCain said Tuesday he's satisfied that Sarah Palin's background was properly checked out before the Alaska governor joined the Republican ticket. He predicted that public excitement about her candidacy will increase after her address to the GOP convention on Wednesday. McCain visited fire houses in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Tuesday, and was due to arrive at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday. Asked about whether Palin's background was thoroughly checked out before he selected her, McCain told reporters in Philadelphia: "The vetting process was completely thorough and I'm grateful for the results.
NEWS
August 10, 2010
o KTUU-TV coverage of fatal crash DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) -- An amphibious plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens crashed into a remote mountainside during a fishing trip, killing the state's most beloved political figure and four others and stranding the survivors on a rocky, brush-covered slope overnight. Three teenagers and their parents, including the former head of NASA, were on the plane when it plowed into the mountain Monday afternoon with so much force that it left a 300-foot gash on the slope, federal investigators said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | February 5, 2000
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - For the third time since 1988, a Jefferson County man is making a run for United States president. Although Angus McDonald said this will probably be his last campaign for the office, it's not because he has become disillusioned by the process. He runs because he loves politics, even though he has never held any elected office. "I guess its like what Nixon said: 'It gets in your blood,' " said the 72-year-old farmer. Although McDonald concedes it would be a miracle if he were elected, he feels compelled to try. "It's enjoyable to hear him talk about running," said Michael Cassell, chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | December 5, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - He was shot at, his dogs were killed and corrupt city officials put out contracts on his life. And that was just in one remote town in Alaska - a small dot on the map of Nick Mangieri's life. Mangieri, who moved to Berkeley County earlier this year after three large oak trees fell on and nearly destroyed his home in Maryland, has written and published three books about his life experiences. Titled "Broken Badge: The Silencing of a Federal Agent," "Frozen Shield: Alaska Cover-up" and "Passport to Danger: The Diary of an Adventurer," Mangieri's self-published books are all nonfiction.
LIFESTYLE
August 1, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. George “Pete” Lemen celebrated their 50th anniversary on April 14, 2013, in a surprise celebration given by their children. Pete and Linda Lemen were married by the Rev. Wilson P. Ard on April 13, 1963, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. Their anniversary party also was held at Trinity Lutheran Church, where they were met by family and friends to celebrate with a luncheon, replicated cake table from the wedding, stories, best wishes, a trivia quiz and a roast.
NEWS
January 16, 2009
Anyone seen Cheeks? To the editor: I will start off by letting you know Cheeks was an adorable, funny, chubby, orange and white cat who roamed around his house and neighbors' house and would often stray down in the backyards. He lived on a very busy road, but never would go near as he was very afraid of traffic and noise and would run from the road. However on Sunday, Dec. 20, he was on my porch which he often did as I would give him a few treats. He would leave when he knew I wasn't going to give him anymore.
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