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By DAVE MCMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | October 23, 2011
Divorced people, gay people, people of different races. Rob Apgar-Taylor said these individuals have not been welcomed at some churches. That's why Apgar-Taylor started Veritas United Church of Christ. A new place of worship that has been in the making since February, Apgar-Taylor said his church welcomes people regardless of their life experiences. “Veritas” is an ancient Latin term for truth and on the church's website, the organization asks “What is truth?” “That no one is outside of God's love.
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OBITUARIES
October 5, 2011
Marsha Gail Kinzer, 64, of Fairplay, Md., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., as a result of complications during surgery. Born Feb. 25, 1947, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Louis A. "Buddy" Kaufman Jr. and Marie Carper Kaufman. She was a 1965 graduate of Martinsburg High School. She was a Realtor with Keller-Williams Realty of Hagerstown, Md. She was previously employed as a manager by Foxcroft Apartments in Martinsburg for several years.
OBITUARIES
September 30, 2011
Dottie Mae Sterling, 89, formerly of Cedar Ridge Road in Williamsport, Md., died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Williamsport Nursing Home, surrounded by her caregivers. Born Jan. 30, 1922, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Roman and Mary Naomi Salsgiver Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson L. Sterling. She was a member of Christ's Reformed Church United Church of Christ, and the Friendly Bible Class. She served on the social committee.
NEWS
September 13, 2011
Christ Lutheran Church, at 216 N. Cleveland Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold its circus rally day on Sunday.   There will be a Sunday school opening ceremony from 9 to 9:15 a.m., then adults will go to their regular classes. The event will include a puppet show, games and crafts. The worship service will be at 10:15 a.m., followed by a potluck luncheon. The community is invited.
LIFESTYLE
July 22, 2011
Monday, July 25 - American Red Cross Donor Center, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, noon to 6 p.m.  Wednesday, July 27 - American Red Cross Donor Center, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, noon to 6 p.m.  Friday, July 29 - Saint  Mary Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, 1 to 7 p.m.  Friday, July 29 - Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro, Pa., noon to 6 p.m.  Friday, July 29 ...
NEWS
July 18, 2011
Christ Lutheran Church will hold its annual community yard sale Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13, starting at 8 a.m. each day. It will be held rain or shine. The church is at 216 N. Cleveland Ave. in Hagerstown. Proceeds will benefit the community. In addition to the yard sale, food, baked goods and ice cream will be available. For more information, call 301-739-7925 or email sanron@intergate.com .    
OBITUARIES
July 7, 2011
Terry Francis Cool Sr., 62, of 1113 Woodland Parkway in Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at his home after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born Sunday, Jan. 23, 1949, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Bernard Francis Cool and the late Elva June Kennedy Cool. He attended North Hagerstown High School until 1963, and attended Massanutten Military Academy from 1964 to 1965. He went on to attend the Baltimore School of Barbering. He was employed by South End Barber Shop from 1966 to 1969, and had been employed at the Razor’s Edge from 1970 to the present.
LIFESTYLE
By TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | June 10, 2011
Holly Kays loves writing, the outdoors and building relationships with people. This year's Outstanding Graduating Senior in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va., Kays has been involved in campus publications and has served her community through inner city and trailer park ministries. According to information provided by Virginia Tech, the Outstanding Graduating Senior is awarded on the basis of grade point average (3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale)
NEWS
May 5, 2011
The far right lane of the 100 block of West Franklin Street in Hagerstown in front of Christ’s Reformed Church will be closed until Friday, according to Jesse Cline of Callas Contractors. Cline, the field supervisor for the Washington County Transit Bus Transfer Center Project, says that closing the lane was necessary as part of the project. “There is an old water main down there that we need to shut off to continue the project,” Cline said. The bus transfer center project began in August 2010, two months after the Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 to award the contract to Callas Contractors Inc. The project includes a new building for the Washington County Commuter bus system, a new gated parking lot for Washington County employees and expansion of Wareham Alley to Jonathan Street from 14 feet to 24 feet.
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