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By MARLO BARNHART | November 26, 2005
marlob@herald-mail.com MOUNT AETNA - Though just 14, Joseph Needham said his activities recently to help a homeowner clean up his lawn were way more than just raking leaves ? it had a global significance. "It feels like God is with me and acting through me," Joseph said of his participation in the project. The Mount Aetna Adventist Elementary School eighth-grader and others were raking leaves to earn money to send to Pakistan where the needs are great following recent disasters there.
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by MARLO BARNHART | February 27, 2006
HAGERSTOWN marlob@herald-mail.com When Virginia "Ginny" Danko leaves her desk for the last time Feb. 28, she will take away many, many memories of her more than 30 years clerking for the District Court of Maryland. More importantly, she will leave behind a tradition of hard work, professionalism and a fun work environment, all of which she labored to instill and hopes will continue after she's gone. Her supervisor, Dixie Scholtes, administrative clerk for the courts in Washington and Frederick counties, credits Danko with having great people skills.
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by BIG SYD | November 28, 2003
The turkey's been picked over, the pumpkin pie is on ice and soon, I will be, too. Yes folks, my football season is quickly coming to a close. If I'm reading the stars correctly, I should have one more installment of bulletin board material to write next week. Of course, all but one of the local high school teams are finished playing, so nobody's exactly scrambling to find the thumb tacks to post this in the locker room. At any rate, it's almost time for me to star in my version of "The Big Sleep.
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November 18, 1996
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer A new era in Hagerstown's daily newspapers begins today with the introduction of The Herald-Mail Co.'s site on the World Wide Web - www.herald-mail.com. "I think the Web is a great opportunity to be a complementary service to the newspaper," said Herald-Mail Editor and Publisher John League. The site features point-and-click access to news stories, photographs, sports, weather forecasts and general newspaper information. Cybersurfers also can find a cookbook, wedding announcements, obituaries and archives of award-winning stories and photographs.
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | September 16, 1999
A group of 35 community leaders, educators, activists and business representatives are starting to teach character in Washington County. [cont. from front page ] Today is the third and final day of a training seminar at Hagerstown Community College for those involved in "Character Counts. " The national program is meant to combat poor manners and bad behavior in society, principally in schools. "We've reached the bottom and we're coming back up," said Herb Gould, a police officer from Waverly, Tenn.
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January 11, 2002
Cougars aim for last laugh again The Smithsburg girls didn't say anything to become bulletin-board material at Catoctin. Their actions on the court - 10 wins against the Cougars in the 3 1/2 seasons - were enough. And now, with the Monocacy Valley Athletic League race on the line, the Leopards know they'll need the last word again when they play tonight in Thurmont. "We know they're gunning for us and we know how good they are," Powell said. "They play as hard, if not harder than anyone in the league.
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BY DAN SPEARS | February 28, 2002
The game of basketball has evolved over the years. In the past, talk on the court really wasn't necessary. Now, it seems required. And that's fine for the most part. A little smack, properly used of course, makes the game more fun and interesting. But in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season, there is no right place for talk of any kind - on the court; off the court; heck, probably in the locker room as well, if the microphones from every TV network that slobbers over ACC basketball work that well.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 14, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com FUNKSTOWN - The sign out front may still say Funkstown School but starting this year, it really is the Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education. And while Susan Burger is the only administrator in the building, her title is managing assistant principal. Burger said with those differences explained and out of the way, there is only one more thing - only children from pre-kindergarten through first grade are in the building. Oh, and kindergarten is all day. Any questions?
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February 17, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer For several years, North Hagerstown High School students and teachers have talked about doing something special for Black History Month, but bulletin board displays and morning announcements have had to suffice. But on Sunday, about 150 people filled the school's auditorium to celebrate their heritage and rally as a community. "I'm surprised to see it go through this time," said senior Montez Anderson, who delivered a speech written by Martin Luther King Jr. "I'm proud.
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October 9, 2009
Being out and about is simply the "norm" these days. Rain or shine, practically a third of each day is spent outside of the home. What returns indoors with us can be a problem, however. Did you know that as much as 85 percent of the contaminants in your home got there via your family and you? Healthy and green living experts suggest stopping dirt, germs and other contaminants at the door. Not exactly sure how? A re-designed family-friendly entrance - mudroom or laundry room - is the perfect solution.
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