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By JEFF SEMLER | April 27, 2010
Agriculture is the backbone of society - locally and nationally. George Washington said as much in a letter to Thomas Jefferson when he wrote, "Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness. " In addition, Booker T. Washington supposed, "No race can prosper until it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. " Now one might say, what does it matter that there are single counties in Iowa that produce more corn than the entire state of Maryland?
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NEWS
December 16, 2009
MARCH 17, 1948-DEC. 13, 2009 Debbie L. (Haines) Marville, age 61, of Greencastle, Pa., went home to be with the Lord at 11:34 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. She died at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born March 17, 1948, in Indian Springs, Md., she was the daughter of the late Leonard French Haines and Mary Irene (Miller) Haines Wissinger. She and her husband, Wayne Roger Marville, were married June 2, 1974. He died Dec. 8, 2006. She was currently employed as a nurse's assistant at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., and formerly worked as a dental assistant in Hagerstown.
NEWS
May 11, 2009
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites families to sign up for the Park Quest, a Maryland Park Service outdoor adventure-based program. Park Quest is a free 11-week competition, continuing through July 26, which challenges families to complete designated outdoor activities and challenges at state parks throughout Maryland. Participants who complete 8 of the 14 challenge activities will qualify to compete in the Park Quest Finale on Aug. 8, at Tuckahoe State Park on the Eastern Shore.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | March 25, 2009
Born and raised in Washington County, I've always loved my home state. I can tell you the state flower is the black-eyed Susan, the state cat is the calico, the dog is the Chesapeake Bay retriever and the state song is "Maryland, My Maryland. " Although I've never competed in the state sport of jousting, I have on several occasions sampled the sweet meat of Maryland blue crabs. But Maryland food consists of more than just blue crabs laden in salt and Old Bay seasonings or served as a soup.
NEWS
December 22, 2008
Elizabeth Landon, a resident of Somerford Assisted Living on Sharpsburg Pike, is shown with her 52-year-old Christmas cactus. The cactus is from the lower Eastern Shore and was started from blooms brought to her father by a neighbor during his final illness. It came to live with Landon in Hagerstown in 1956 and has survived five moves since. She said it likes to be on her porch in the summer, dark nights in the fall, with little attention, not too much water and a few kind words now and then.
NEWS
July 26, 2008
The sister of Raymond H. Bartles, a Hagerstown man who died Wednesday while in police custody on the Eastern Shore, last contacted his family last week to say he was heading for a job in that area. "He had stayed here about two weeks ago," Faith Bryan said. "When he called on Saturday, he seemed OK. " Bartles, 43, died at Easton (Md.) Memorial Hospital. "I'm thinking it was heat-related," Bryan said about her younger brother's death. "The doctor said he was dehydrated and he had no water with him. " According to an Associated Press story, Bartles went limp after he was handcuffed by Maryland State Police after a series of incidents where he reportedly had been seen wandering in and out of traffic and acting strangely.
NEWS
July 25, 2008
o Obituary The sister of a Hagerstown man who died Wednesday in police custody on the Eastern Shore last contacted his family Saturday to say he was heading for a job in that area. Raymond H. Bartles, 43, died at Easton Memorial Hospital. "I'm thinking it was heat-related," said Faith Bryan of Hagerstown when contacted by telephone today about her younger brother. "The doctor said he was dehydrated and he had no water with him. " Bryan said her brother often worked at carnivals, car shows and NASCAR events.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 24, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - A report released recently shows that the teen birth rate nationwide is declining. However, teenagers in Washington County continue to give birth at a high rate. In the county, 46.4 of every 1,000 15- to 19-year-old females gave birth in 2005, according to state data. That number is down from the 48.6 births per 1,000 females in that age group in 2004, but higher than the 44.1 births per 1,000 15- to 19-year-olds in 2003. Washington County continues to have the fourth-highest teen birth rate in Maryland, behind Baltimore City, and Caroline and Dorchester counties on the Eastern Shore.
NEWS
August 22, 2006
Matthew Fry and Julie Roop each received a $2,500 scholarship from the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board during the Maryland Commodity Classic on July 27. Matthew Fry, son of Ed and Marian Fry, plans to return to the family owned and operated grain and dairy operation on the Eastern Shore after he graduates from Virginia Tech with a major in dairy science. Julie Roop, daughter of Samuel and Mary Jane Roop, is majoring in Agricultural and Environmental Education at West Virginia University.
NEWS
May 24, 2005
Movie shot in Md. makes shore debut EASTON, Md. (AP) - A movie shot in Talbot County, Md., made its Eastern Shore debut on Friday. The film "Swimmers" is about watermen and a fading way of life. Maryland residents probably will recognize several Eastern Shore landmarks. The movie was shown at Easton's Avalon Theater. The film has been seen worldwide but director Doug Sadler said it now faces its toughest critics - the locals. Perdue tries to reach Spanish speakers SALISBURY, Md. (AP)
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