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By LLOYD WATERS | March 24, 2013
Almost a year ago, I wrote a column about the meat cutter and his friend, Bucky, a tiny deer rescued from the middle of Porterstown Road by Jeff Shumaker after the little critter's mother had died. Bucky was to have a most unique life. He became a celebrity to all who intimately knew him. Civilization must have seemed a little odd to this visiting fellow. His immediate surroundings did not include thistles, oaks and tall grasses of the valley. Manicured lawns, Little League diamonds and concrete walkways were his paths.
NEWS
by LIZ THOMPSON | February 22, 2004
I've seen readers riled up over a news story, but I have never witnessed the reader reaction sparked by last week's stories about Bucky the deer. On Thursday, messages about the deer were backing up on my voice mail, but I was having a hard time getting to them because every time I hung up from a Bucky caller, the phone would ring again. Of course, by Thursday, the Bucky saga had been going on for several days and he made his national television debut that morning on the "Today" show.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | February 25, 2004
Elsewhere in this edition is a letter from Kevin and Starla Hall, the Hagerstown couple who rescued a dazed deer named "Bucky" from traffic near Eastern Boulevard. I talked to the Halls when they brought in their letter. Their chief complaint is that there was no consistent response from Department of Natural Resources officials. One day, the Halls said, DNR was talking about taking Bucky out to far Western Maryland, where he would be given "aversion therapy" to keep him from approaching humans.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | February 28, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com No members of the Potomac Fish and Game Club have seen Bucky the deer grazing in the fields of the famous deer's new outdoor haven near Williamsport since his release at the club last week, club president Bill Sonnik said. And as far as Sonnik is concerned, the deer, who received nationwide attention last week after taking up residence at a Hagerstown home, can remain camouflaged at the now-dormant hunting grounds. "He looks like every other deer.
OPINION
March 25, 2013
We lost a dear, deer friend in Bucky To the editor: On Saturday, March 16, we got the phone call that we were dreading. Bucky, the lovable, tame, Sharpsburg-area “pet” deer was dead, with a rope around his neck and caught in a fence. In June of 2011, Jeff and Doris Shumaker found a very small, newborn deer lying in the road. Its mother could not be found, so Jeff and Doris adopted this sweet little baby and raised him. He was named “Bucky,” and his home for several weeks was a cardboard box. Often, he got many rides in Jeff's truck.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | February 17, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com Bucky, the Hall family's new temporary pet, paced back and forth Monday along the porch of their Antietam Drive home as if waiting for good or bad news. Kevin and Starla Hall said Monday they hope to receive good news soon concerning where they can take Bucky, a young deer the couple took into their home after it was nearly struck by traffic Sunday. A Maryland Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman said keeping the animal in the domestic situation could, in the long run, irreparably hurt that animal's ability to survive in the wild.
NEWS
February 25, 2004
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236. You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "Look out Hagerstown and Washington County taxpayers. Dick Cheney, our vice president, is coming to town for a Roscoe Bartlett fund-raiser and who do you think is going to pay for his expenses while he's here?"
NEWS
Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | June 21, 2013
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Battle of Sharpsburg Camp No. 1582, will celebrate their chapter charter with a dinner Saturday, July 6, at 6 p.m. in the party room of Hempen Hill BBQ in Fountain Head Plaza. Space is limited so RSVP to Camp Commander Michael Wasiljov at mike24745@aol.com or 301-992-3122 by June 30. BHS Class of '77 to hold dinner party The Boonsboro High Class of '77 will hold a dinner party at Barefoot Bernie's Bar & Grill on Dual Highway on Saturday, June 29 at 6 p.m. RSVP to Terri Hollingshead at 301-491-2024 or email ptholling@myactv.net.
OPINION
April 17, 2013
“Has anybody else besides me noticed that these moderators on these programs that ask their guests questions, when they don't get the answer they want, they interrupt the guest and they go on and tell them what they think? And the people who do it the most are the Republicans. ... I think that is very, very, very rude.” - Falling Waters, W.Va. “I'm thankful that we are only having trash pickup once a week, but we are increasing our curbside recycling to once a week, and thus saving the town almost $38,000 this year.
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Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | June 21, 2013
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Battle of Sharpsburg Camp No. 1582, will celebrate their chapter charter with a dinner Saturday, July 6, at 6 p.m. in the party room of Hempen Hill BBQ in Fountain Head Plaza. Space is limited so RSVP to Camp Commander Michael Wasiljov at mike24745@aol.com or 301-992-3122 by June 30. BHS Class of '77 to hold dinner party The Boonsboro High Class of '77 will hold a dinner party at Barefoot Bernie's Bar & Grill on Dual Highway on Saturday, June 29 at 6 p.m. RSVP to Terri Hollingshead at 301-491-2024 or email ptholling@myactv.net.
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OPINION
April 17, 2013
“Has anybody else besides me noticed that these moderators on these programs that ask their guests questions, when they don't get the answer they want, they interrupt the guest and they go on and tell them what they think? And the people who do it the most are the Republicans. ... I think that is very, very, very rude.” - Falling Waters, W.Va. “I'm thankful that we are only having trash pickup once a week, but we are increasing our curbside recycling to once a week, and thus saving the town almost $38,000 this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2013
 "American Idol" finalist Bucky Covington and others will perform a Cabin Fever benefit concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Md. A family fun day will precede the concert from noon to 3 p.m. The concert will benefit Tri-State Zoological Park in Cumberland. Tickets cost $20 to $25. Call 301-759-0550 or go to www.woodsetter.com .
OPINION
March 25, 2013
We lost a dear, deer friend in Bucky To the editor: On Saturday, March 16, we got the phone call that we were dreading. Bucky, the lovable, tame, Sharpsburg-area “pet” deer was dead, with a rope around his neck and caught in a fence. In June of 2011, Jeff and Doris Shumaker found a very small, newborn deer lying in the road. Its mother could not be found, so Jeff and Doris adopted this sweet little baby and raised him. He was named “Bucky,” and his home for several weeks was a cardboard box. Often, he got many rides in Jeff's truck.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | March 24, 2013
Almost a year ago, I wrote a column about the meat cutter and his friend, Bucky, a tiny deer rescued from the middle of Porterstown Road by Jeff Shumaker after the little critter's mother had died. Bucky was to have a most unique life. He became a celebrity to all who intimately knew him. Civilization must have seemed a little odd to this visiting fellow. His immediate surroundings did not include thistles, oaks and tall grasses of the valley. Manicured lawns, Little League diamonds and concrete walkways were his paths.
OBITUARIES
September 5, 2012
Wallace L. "Bucky" Funk, 92, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
NEWS
April 25, 2010
Harry M. "Bucky" Miller, 58, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, April 22, 2010. There will be no services. Arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.
NEWS
August 17, 2009
Phyllis Lynn "Aunt Buckie" Coffman, 71, of Leetown, W.Va., died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at her residence. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | August 17, 2004
No, no, please, a thousand times no. Not another critter on the lam story. Didn't we learn our lesson with Bucky the Deer? Now we have Onix the Raccoon. Pretty soon we will have news choppers hovering overhead and graphics and dotted lines with the subhead "Raccoon's Path. " I can't take it. Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Heather Lynch has to be wondering why she didn't pick a career as a systems analyst or something. Here she is again, explaining to the public that wild animals can't be pets.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | March 8, 2004
ANNAPOLIS - Actress Kirstie Alley was among the many people who called the Maryland Department of Natural Resources last month to plead for the life of Bucky the Deer. After seeing a segment about the condemned Hagerstown deer on the Today show, the former star of NBC sitcoms "Cheers" and "Veronica's Closet" talked to Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto for about 40 minutes, DNR sources say. "By the end of the call, Ms. Alley had promised to let Katie Couric and the folks at NBC know that (a)
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