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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2011
A retired U.S. Marine Corps major and McConnellsburg resident has been named executive director of AMVETS effective Sept. 1. Stewart Hickey, 53, will spend two weeks with retiring Executive Director Jim King. His responsibilities include working with the elected national commander, overseeing top administrators, testifying in Congress and increasing awareness of the veterans service organization. “I was in the Marine Corps for 22 years, and I never heard of AMVETS. If I didn't know of it, I figure there are a lot of other people who aren't aware of it,” Hickey said.
EDUCATION
July 28, 2013
On July 14, two nursing scholarships worth $500 each were given to Elisabeth Sharpe of Hagerstown and April Gearhart of Thurmont, Md. Sharpe is enrolled in the nursing program at Hagerstown Community College. Gearhart attends Frederick (Md.) Community College. Both women are working in area hospitals. Presenting the checks were Almost Saddest Sad Sack Mike Mahoney and AMVETS Department Commander Harold Karn. Sad Sacks is the honor group of AMVETS.
LIFESTYLE
March 20, 2011
AMVETS, Department of Maryland, will present the PNC A. Leo Anderson Memorial Free State Award of Excellence to CSM Bran Thompson, president of the Maj. Gen. Boyd Cook Memorial Foundation Inc., at a ceremony April 2 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md. The award honors Thompson’s more than 10 years of advocating for veterans and 9/11 military personnel and for those of their family members. Thompson spent more than 38 years in the U.S. Army Air Force Reserves and Army Reserves before retiring.
NEWS
December 21, 2005
BASKETBALL Boonsboro Area Boys MCEA Chapter 67, South Mountain 31 MCEA CHAPTER 67 C.J. Saunders 17, E. Gruimm 14, J. Grimm 4, Griffin 4, Nittinger 2. SO. MT. FAMILY PRACTICE Stone 14, Walsh 9, Roy 4, Fishkin 2, Zinaich 2. Woodman Rangers 36, Boonsboro Pharmacy 13 WOODMAN RANGERS Shadoan 12, Mathews 12, Hubbard 6, T. Leone 2, B. Leone 2, Drawbaugh 2. BOONSBORO PHARMACY D. Guiseppi...
SPORTS
June 7, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013 YOUTH BASEBALL National Little League FOP 13, AMVETS 6 FOP: Kyle Adams 4 hits; Mike Hawbaker 3 hits, 6 Ks; Azmir Scatliffe, Jake Pence 3 hits each; Cory Giffin, Jerry Diaz 2 hits each. AMVETS: Adam Mathias 3 hits; Noah Lightner 2 HRs. Sharpsburg Little League Lions 20, Hagerstown Suns 15 Lions: Cody Henderson 4 hits, 2 HRs; Peyton Mason 4 hits, grand slam; T.J. Kalagher, Matt Kulikowski 3 hits each; Brandon Porter, Colby Williams, Josh Grim 2 hits each.
OBITUARIES
November 23, 2012
David Wayne Brown, 52, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at City Hospital. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Brown Funeral Home's South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. The service will immediately follow the visitation at AMVETS 30 in Inwood.
NEWS
April 11, 2007
Melinda Hodge, a reverse mortgage consultant with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, will be presenting information on the process to senior citizens on Tuesday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the AMVETS, 770 Frederick St. The program is sponsored by Triad of Washington County, a senior citizen advocacy organization. Hodge will be able to answer questions about reverse mortgages including whether they are safe for seniors. There will be refreshment and prizes. Please use the side entrance.
EDUCATION
August 6, 2012
On July 7, a $500 nursing scholarship was given to Brittany Baker of Mount Airy, Md. She is enrolled in the nursing program at Hagerstown Community College. She is starting her second year and is expecting to graduate in December. Presenting the check was Cynthia Weedon of Sad Sacks, the honor and fun group of AMVETS.
NEWS
October 2, 1999
The dangers of combining certain medications with other medications and foods will be illustrated at a free program for seniors on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the AMVETS on Frederick Street. Sponsored by the SALT council/Triad of Washington County, the program will be presented by Jenni Ertter-Prego from the Food and Drug Administration office in Baltimore. Her talk will include information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, plus dietary supplements and foods.
NEWS
January 25, 2008
The new Korean War Veterans Association chapter in Washington County will receive its charter Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at the AMVETS on Frederick Street. The charter will be presented by a national director of the Korean War Veterans Association. A number of state officials, members from the sponsoring Frederick chapter and local members will be present. To join, one must have served for at least 30 days in Korea from World War II until the present, or served anywhere between 1950 and 1955.
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EDUCATION
July 28, 2013
On July 14, two nursing scholarships worth $500 each were given to Elisabeth Sharpe of Hagerstown and April Gearhart of Thurmont, Md. Sharpe is enrolled in the nursing program at Hagerstown Community College. Gearhart attends Frederick (Md.) Community College. Both women are working in area hospitals. Presenting the checks were Almost Saddest Sad Sack Mike Mahoney and AMVETS Department Commander Harold Karn. Sad Sacks is the honor group of AMVETS.
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SPORTS
June 9, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013 YOUTH BASEBALL Conococheague Little League Broad Run 5, Redmen 4 Broad Run: Kyree Smith HR; Jaustin Itnyre 10 Ks. Redmen: Ryan Greene 2 hits; Ryan Sharer 11 Ks. Hagerstown Colt League Western Enterprise 4, Antietam 2 Western: Tyler Reese 3 hits; David Moser, David Fisler 2 hits each. Antietam: Jeff Bennett 3 hits; Brandon Turnbaugh 2 hits. Western Enterprise 11, Antietam 8 Western: David Fisler 3 hits; Damien Nave 2 hits.
SPORTS
May 29, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 PREP BASEBALL Greencastle 5, West York 3 DILLSBURG, Pa. - Greencastle-Antrim pulled off another win over a higher seed in the PIAA District 3 Class AAA playoffs Wednesday. Down 3-1 after one inning to the defending state champions, Greencastle tied the game in the second and took a 4-3 lead in the third inning. Ryan Ricci allowed three runs in the first inning and then buckled down the remainder of the game for the Blue Devils (14-7)
OBITUARIES
November 23, 2012
David Wayne Brown, 52, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at City Hospital. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Brown Funeral Home's South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. The service will immediately follow the visitation at AMVETS 30 in Inwood.
EDUCATION
August 6, 2012
On July 7, a $500 nursing scholarship was given to Brittany Baker of Mount Airy, Md. She is enrolled in the nursing program at Hagerstown Community College. She is starting her second year and is expecting to graduate in December. Presenting the check was Cynthia Weedon of Sad Sacks, the honor and fun group of AMVETS.
NEWS
June 6, 2012
Approximately 200 AMVETS, AMVETS Auxiliary and Sons of AMVETS members are expected to attend the annual AMVETS, Department of Maryland Convention, Friday and Saturday in Hagerstown. The convention will be held at the Hagerstown Hotel and Conference Center on the Dual Highway. The agenda for the AMVETS convention will include business meetings, and speakers on veterans' issues and benefits. The AMVETS will award eight $1,000 scholarships during the convention. On Friday night, the attendees will gather from 7 to 9 p.m. to auction donated items.
SPORTS
March 5, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012 COLLEGE BASEBALL VERO BEACH, Fla. - Thomas Rose pitched a three-hitter and Eric Schanzenbacher had three hits and an RBI for Hagerstown Community College as the Hawks defeated Penn State-Greater Allegheny 6-3 on Monday at the Vero Beach Collegiate Challenge. Rose (2-0) allowed no earned runs and only one walk while striking out four in seven innings. Andrew Zeger had two hits and Cole Sellers had two RBIs for HCC (6-1). HCC    303    000    0    -     6    9    2 PSU-GA    000    210    0    -     3    3    2 Rose and Torres.
NEWS
December 27, 2011
Members of AMVETS Riders Chapter 10 gathered Nov. 27 to send food baskets to a rider friend's son who is serving overseas. Twenty-four food baskets were made and shipped out to Marine Sgt. Kenton Shatzer, a nine-year member of the Marines, who is serving in Afghanistan and is the son of Peggy and Vaughn Shatzer of Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
December 3, 2011
Merle Luther Houpt, 84, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born Dec. 27, 1926, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Harvey Edgar and Esta May (McCauley) Houpt. He was a graduate of Boonsboro High School. Merle was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Beaver Creek Christian Church and also attended Hancock United Methodist Church. Merle loved flying airplanes, music, traveling in a motor home with his family, as well as fishing and hunting.
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