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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2011
Area military personnel, active and retired, including National Guard members and their dependents, are enjoying bargain prices this weekend shopping for groceries and big-screen televisions at an on-site commissary sale at the West Virginia Air National Guard 167th Airlift Wing. Among the long lines of customers Saturday were retired Marine Master Sgt. Jesse Englehart, a Korean War veteran, and his wife, Betty Englehart, of Smithsburg. "We try to shop at the commissary at Fort Detrick as much as we can," Betty Englehart said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | October 24, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Army National Guard Armory in Martinsburg was converted into a grocery store Saturday as hundreds of people associated with the U.S. military gathered there to enjoy savings on dozens of name-brand items. Rena Dial, store director of the Andrews Air Force Base Commissary, said three truckloads of meat, produce and grocery items were shipped to the armory so past and present members of the military and their dependents could receive 32 percent to 60 percent savings on everything from beef to laundry detergent.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | October 10, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com The next time Washington County prisoners reach for a Slim Jim or flip on HBO, don't worry. You're not paying for it, Sheriff's Department officials said this week. Maryland lawmakers recently passed an act that allows correctional facilities to set up an Inmate Welfare Fund for the benefit of those locked up. The counties' budget directors oversee the funds, which mainly come from dollars that inmates spend at the jail's commissary. The law, which was sponsored by Anne Arundel County senators, went into effect Oct. 1. The Washington County Commissioners last week transferred $30,000 in telephone commissions to the Inmate Welfare Fund to get it started, Paula Blenard of the county's budget and finance department said.
NEWS
May 8, 2001
School committee tours Fort Ritchie buildings By TARA REILLY tarar@herald-mail.com Photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer Washington County Board of Education representatives on Monday toured two vacant buildings at the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base that some think could serve as a school for Cascade Elementary students. continued James LaFleur, executive director of PenMar Development Corp., said the former commissary and Post Exchange buildings are in good shape and could serve as a school.
NEWS
June 7, 2004
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - "The Easton Assassin" will be coming to Franklin County Prison on Saturday, according to Warden John Wetzel.The heavyweight champion of the world from 1978 to 1985, Holmes will be at the prison to meet with and speak to inmates, Wetzel said. "His story is inspirational in itself," Wetzel said of Holmes, 54, who compiled a 69-6 record with 44 knockouts during his career. "Maybe someone will be inspired by it," he said. Born in Cuthbert, Ga., Holmes has lived in Easton, Pa., since 1957.
NEWS
May 29, 2007
On May 11, Roxbury Correctional Institution's Employees of the Year for 2007 were honored at the Public Safety Awards at Hagerstown Community College. These six RCI employees were recognized: Lois Baker, Correctional Supply Officer III, was given this award for her exceptional job performance during commissary supervisor Pete Carey's absence from September 2005 through January 2006. Officer Baker performed both supervisory duties as well as her normal duties with the utmost professionalism and accuracy, despite the commissary being short-staffed.
NEWS
December 5, 2007
Week of Dec. 2, 1957 · There is lots of national interest in the Battle of Antietam and the stories behind the bloody battle that was fought here in Washington County. That is what Douglas F. Storer, an NBC Monitor broadcaster reported yesterday. Here is the partial text, titled "Two Presidents": "In September 1982, the battle for Antietam was raging fiercely, and the 233rd Ohio Regiment was in the thick of it. A 19-year-old soldier known to his comrades as 'Billy' was the commissary sergeant.
NEWS
August 6, 2008
"In reference to the July 31 article in the paper, inmates' satellite won't cost taxpayers nothing: Yes, it does. I say instead of using the commissary money for that, let them pay so much per cell for hookup for that. If they got money for the commissary, they got money to pay for the hookup, and the commissary profits should be going for athletic equipment, and help paying for the people in physical education, not the television set. " - Leitersburg "Shame, shame on certain commissioners.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
“I'm retired Army, and I have an ID card, you know, it has an indefinite date, you know, for expiration, right, but my wife has to redo hers every four years. So we drive down to (Fort) Detrick every four years. We went down today, she got an ID card, and I said let's go to the commissary. Now today's Tuesday, and I went to the commissary, and it's closed. So I asked the woman, what's the commissary closed for? Well, it used to be closed on Mondays and Tuesday, but due to the sequester, it's closed now - I mean, it was closed on Sundays, it was always closed Sunday and Monday, but due to the sequester, it is now closed on Tuesdays.
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August 1, 2013
“I'm retired Army, and I have an ID card, you know, it has an indefinite date, you know, for expiration, right, but my wife has to redo hers every four years. So we drive down to (Fort) Detrick every four years. We went down today, she got an ID card, and I said let's go to the commissary. Now today's Tuesday, and I went to the commissary, and it's closed. So I asked the woman, what's the commissary closed for? Well, it used to be closed on Mondays and Tuesday, but due to the sequester, it's closed now - I mean, it was closed on Sundays, it was always closed Sunday and Monday, but due to the sequester, it is now closed on Tuesdays.
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NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2011
Area military personnel, active and retired, including National Guard members and their dependents, are enjoying bargain prices this weekend shopping for groceries and big-screen televisions at an on-site commissary sale at the West Virginia Air National Guard 167th Airlift Wing. Among the long lines of customers Saturday were retired Marine Master Sgt. Jesse Englehart, a Korean War veteran, and his wife, Betty Englehart, of Smithsburg. "We try to shop at the commissary at Fort Detrick as much as we can," Betty Englehart said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | October 24, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Army National Guard Armory in Martinsburg was converted into a grocery store Saturday as hundreds of people associated with the U.S. military gathered there to enjoy savings on dozens of name-brand items. Rena Dial, store director of the Andrews Air Force Base Commissary, said three truckloads of meat, produce and grocery items were shipped to the armory so past and present members of the military and their dependents could receive 32 percent to 60 percent savings on everything from beef to laundry detergent.
NEWS
August 6, 2008
"In reference to the July 31 article in the paper, inmates' satellite won't cost taxpayers nothing: Yes, it does. I say instead of using the commissary money for that, let them pay so much per cell for hookup for that. If they got money for the commissary, they got money to pay for the hookup, and the commissary profits should be going for athletic equipment, and help paying for the people in physical education, not the television set. " - Leitersburg "Shame, shame on certain commissioners.
NEWS
December 5, 2007
Week of Dec. 2, 1957 · There is lots of national interest in the Battle of Antietam and the stories behind the bloody battle that was fought here in Washington County. That is what Douglas F. Storer, an NBC Monitor broadcaster reported yesterday. Here is the partial text, titled "Two Presidents": "In September 1982, the battle for Antietam was raging fiercely, and the 233rd Ohio Regiment was in the thick of it. A 19-year-old soldier known to his comrades as 'Billy' was the commissary sergeant.
NEWS
May 29, 2007
On May 11, Roxbury Correctional Institution's Employees of the Year for 2007 were honored at the Public Safety Awards at Hagerstown Community College. These six RCI employees were recognized: Lois Baker, Correctional Supply Officer III, was given this award for her exceptional job performance during commissary supervisor Pete Carey's absence from September 2005 through January 2006. Officer Baker performed both supervisory duties as well as her normal duties with the utmost professionalism and accuracy, despite the commissary being short-staffed.
NEWS
June 7, 2004
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - "The Easton Assassin" will be coming to Franklin County Prison on Saturday, according to Warden John Wetzel.The heavyweight champion of the world from 1978 to 1985, Holmes will be at the prison to meet with and speak to inmates, Wetzel said. "His story is inspirational in itself," Wetzel said of Holmes, 54, who compiled a 69-6 record with 44 knockouts during his career. "Maybe someone will be inspired by it," he said. Born in Cuthbert, Ga., Holmes has lived in Easton, Pa., since 1957.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | October 10, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com The next time Washington County prisoners reach for a Slim Jim or flip on HBO, don't worry. You're not paying for it, Sheriff's Department officials said this week. Maryland lawmakers recently passed an act that allows correctional facilities to set up an Inmate Welfare Fund for the benefit of those locked up. The counties' budget directors oversee the funds, which mainly come from dollars that inmates spend at the jail's commissary. The law, which was sponsored by Anne Arundel County senators, went into effect Oct. 1. The Washington County Commissioners last week transferred $30,000 in telephone commissions to the Inmate Welfare Fund to get it started, Paula Blenard of the county's budget and finance department said.
NEWS
May 8, 2001
School committee tours Fort Ritchie buildings By TARA REILLY tarar@herald-mail.com Photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer Washington County Board of Education representatives on Monday toured two vacant buildings at the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base that some think could serve as a school for Cascade Elementary students. continued James LaFleur, executive director of PenMar Development Corp., said the former commissary and Post Exchange buildings are in good shape and could serve as a school.
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