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February 1, 2012
National Active and Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, Chapter 306 will meet Friday, Feb. 10, at noon at the Western Sizzlin' steakhouse on York Road in Halfway. The guest speaker will be Ray Ficca from the Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pa. Members and guests are welcome. For more information, call JoAnn Rider at 301-733-7576.
NEWS
June 14, 2012
The Battle of Sharpsburg Camp 1582, Sons of Confederate Veterans, swore in three generations of Sprechers on May 26 at the grave dedication ceremony of their ancestor, Godfrey Funkhouser, Sgt., Co. K, 33rd Virginia Infantry, at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Clear Spring.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2013
When you see Hammerhead, Ox, Hardcore and the rest of the Defenders rumbling through your town, just remember this: They aren't looking to make trouble. Because most of them are police officers and first responders, their day jobs usually involve putting an end to trouble. Seven members and an associate of the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club's 56th and newest chapter, the Mason-Dixon Chapter, donned their colors and mounted their Harleys on Saturday for a ride through the county.
NEWS
January 1, 2013
Communications Workers of America Local 2105's Retired Members Chapter will hold its quarterly meeting at the Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown on Tuesday, Jan. 15.  Members who want to have lunch should be there between 11:30 a.m. and noon. The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Benito Vattelana, who will talk about The Maryland Theatre. For more information, call Roger Grimes at 301 223-7982 or Vickie Layton at 301 791-1486  or go to www.cwalocal2105.net/.
EDUCATION
August 11, 2013
Stephanie Young, daughter of Mary and Philip Young, was awarded the Future Teacher Scholarship, a $700 award presented by the Hagerstown Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international educational honorary organization for women educators. A 2013 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, Stephanie was the class valedictorian, secretary of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Key Club, Annie Club and the school academic team. In addition, Stephanie was the recipient of the Madeline Noll Memorial Scholarship.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 29, 2006
The American Outfitters, a clothing store with a branch at Valley Mall in Halfway, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday, the company announced Wednesday. Bob Turkovich, an officer with the company, said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan would not affect any of The American Outfitters' seven branches. Turkovich called the plan a "reorganization process. " Typically, a business stays open under a Chapter 11 bankruptcy instead of shutting down and liquidating its assets to pay off debts.
LIFESTYLE
August 8, 2012
At a recent annual convention of the International Association of Torch Clubs in Portsmouth Va., the Hagerstown Torch Club was presented with an award for being the outstanding chapter in the country.  Torch has 70 chapters around the country, and each of its nine divisions submitted a candidate, which the international board considered.  The award was presented by Ed Latimer of Columbia, S.C., Torch Club president, to a local delegate, but...
NEWS
December 12, 2006
Hagerstown TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 members collected more than 500 Christmas cards to be sent to men and women in the military.
EDUCATION
May 5, 2013
Members of the Clear Spring High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America participated in the 57th annual Maryland FBLA State Leadership Conference April 18 to 20 in Hunt Valley, Md.   The conference is the culmination of a year's worth of work and effort producing chapter reports, studying and qualifying for individual and team performance events, online testing and community service in their efforts to “Ignite Innovation” in...
NEWS
October 29, 1999
A Purina Mills Inc. plant near Hagerstown won't be affected by the company's bankruptcy filing, a spokesman said Friday. A spokesman for the St. Louis, Mo.-based company announced Thursday the company and 10 of its affiliates had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a financial restructuring. The company has $350 million in unsecured debt resulting from its purchase by Koch Industries Inc. in 1998, spokesman Max Fisher said. Fourteen employees work at a Hagerstown plant at 11671 Hopewell Road, Plant Manager Troy Miller said.
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EDUCATION
August 11, 2013
Stephanie Young, daughter of Mary and Philip Young, was awarded the Future Teacher Scholarship, a $700 award presented by the Hagerstown Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international educational honorary organization for women educators. A 2013 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, Stephanie was the class valedictorian, secretary of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Key Club, Annie Club and the school academic team. In addition, Stephanie was the recipient of the Madeline Noll Memorial Scholarship.
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NEWS
July 30, 2013
Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association elected its new officers for the 2013-14 year at its annual meeting July 3. The new officers are Les Bishop, commander; Pat Patterson, vice commander; Ron Twenty, second vice commander; Charlie Morris, secretary; and Jim Mobley, treasurer. The following members were appointed to fill the other officer positions in the chapter: Carl Paylor, judge advocate; Dick Sayles, sergeant-at-arms; Dr. Bud Johns, chaplain; and Clayton Burkholder, historian.
EDUCATION
July 28, 2013
Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association awarded two $500 scholarships to local students. The awards were given at the chapter's annual meeting July 3. This year's winners were Natalie Rudisill of Williamsport High School and Sean G. Kreps of Clear Spring High School. Rudisill will attend University of Maryland, Baltimore County and major in engineering. Kreps plans to attend West Chester University and major in premed-anesthesiology. The awards were made by scholarship chairman Joe Startari and Commander Les Bishop.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | July 14, 2013
Penny Fraker misses her friend. She misses talking to her every day on the telephone. She misses her loving attitude and graciousness. She misses the woman who made her a better person. Jennifer Kelly died in April of 2008, after a four-year battle with breast cancer. During those years, she willed herself to become a warrior. Instead, she became a statistic, leaving behind her husband, Mike, and two children, as well as hundreds of people whose lives she had touched.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2013
The president of South Korea thanked a group of local Korean War veterans for helping set the cornerstone of a 60-year partnership between her country and the United States during a dinner Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Les Bishop, commander of Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association, said 27 members of the organization were among about 500 people who were invited to attend the event with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at...
EDUCATION
May 5, 2013
Members of the Clear Spring High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America participated in the 57th annual Maryland FBLA State Leadership Conference April 18 to 20 in Hunt Valley, Md.   The conference is the culmination of a year's worth of work and effort producing chapter reports, studying and qualifying for individual and team performance events, online testing and community service in their efforts to “Ignite Innovation” in...
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | April 25, 2013
A group of local Korean War veterans has been invited to have dinner with the president of South Korea on May 7 in Washington, D.C. Les Bishop, commander of Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association, said the South Korean Embassy recently invited 40 members of the organization and some of their wives to dine with President Park Geun-hye at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “I couldn't tell you how proud I am and pleased that we received this invitation,” Bishop said.
EDUCATION
April 21, 2013
The Conococheague Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, or DAR, held the annual DAR Good Citizens awards ceremony and tea March 13 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown. Conococheague Chapter Regent Jo Ann Schuchman welcomed all in attendance. Five high school seniors from Washington County Public Schools were honored as DAR Good Citizens. Selection was based on demonstrated qualities of leadership, patriotism, dependability and service. Information reviewed included academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and written responses to an assigned essay.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2013
When you see Hammerhead, Ox, Hardcore and the rest of the Defenders rumbling through your town, just remember this: They aren't looking to make trouble. Because most of them are police officers and first responders, their day jobs usually involve putting an end to trouble. Seven members and an associate of the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club's 56th and newest chapter, the Mason-Dixon Chapter, donned their colors and mounted their Harleys on Saturday for a ride through the county.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2013
One hundred days after the second-deadliest school shooting in United States history, community members gathered at the Boonsboro Free Library on Thursday to sign a petition advocating universal background checks for firearm sales. Hosted by public advocacy group Organizing for Action, close to 150 petition-signing events occurred throughout the country Thursday, according to Carlotta Joyner, Western Maryland chapter director. “We're part of this nationwide effort to make the public aware and make congress aware that there's some common-sense legislation that we think is needed,” Joyner said, noting approximately 1,900 people have been killed by a gun since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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