December 30, 2006
No dogs in heaven To the editor: Allow me to respond first to, "Dogs must go to heaven" by Larry D. Kump of Falling Waters, W.Va. I will certainly agree that dogs, in countless situations, have proven the adage, "man's best friend. " They can be very endearing, indeed, often saving human lives and very faithful to their master/mistress, showing unconditional love, even under cruel treatment. I'm convinced that our God created them for man's pleasure and benefit.
October 19, 2012
The Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church is planning a series of events called “Unveiling Hope.” The free presentations take place in the church auditorium. The free programs include: Friday at 7 p.m. - Egypt and the Lost Cities of the Dead Saturday at 7 p.m. - Iraq, an Ancient King's Dream, and our Future Sunday at 7 p.m. - Jesus, Jerusalem and Startling End Time Prophecies Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. - Echoes of Eternity - the Quest to Find Eternal Life Begins in the Ruin of One of the Word's Oldest Cities.
November 22, 2009
APRIL 2, 1940-NOV. 19, 2009 Richard Eugene "Butch" Reichenbach, 69, was born into the world on April 2, 1940, and passed away from the world on Nov. 19, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown after a lengthy illness. He was the youngest of 13 children of the late Mary M. Reichenbach and Irvin L. Reichenbach. He worked as a laborer at C.E. Shirk Lumber Co. in Clear Spring. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Beatrice E. "Bea" (Hendricks) Reichenbach; one daughter, Lori L. Shirk and husband, Rodney, of Clear Spring; one grandson, Devin Michael Shirk; and one granddaughter, Mary Margaret Shirk.
August 31, 2012
Martha May Hutson, 86, passed peacefully into eternal life Thursday, Aug. 31, 2012. Born Nov. 28, 1925, she was the daughter of the late David Webster and Agnes Nora Myers. Martha loved working outdoors and caring for her flowers. She was also fond of the various pets she owned. Early in her life, she operated a small grocery market in Sharpsburg, Md. She is survived by one brother, Mervil E. "Gene" Myers and wife, Donna J., of Knoxville, Md.; one nephew, Mark E. Myers and wife, Carrie, of Sharpsburg; two nieces, Tara G. Burger and husband, Gary Jr., of Hagerstown, Md., and Cheryl M. Hepp and husband, Robert, of Millersville, Md. She is also survived by three great-nephews, Alex and Andrew Myers, and Jonah Hepp.
January 23, 2009
A new national survey reveals that churchgoing Protestants are more loyal to their preferred brand of toothpaste and bathroom tissue than to their denomination. Although two-thirds admit to preferring one denomination over all others, only 16 percent of Protestants are exclusively loyal to it. Catholics appear to be exceptions, with six of every 10 unwilling to consider membership in any other church. This would seem to support the familiar formula that "Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.
December 5, 2012
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life. " John 10:27-28. Ernest William Cole of Hagerstown, Md., embraced God's comfort and entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, following a short illness. He was the beloved brother of Phillip Smothers (Judy) of Laurel, Md., and James E. Cole (Kim) of Frederick, Md. Born Feb. 10, 1952, Ernest enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1979, and later worked as a custodian, until he was medically unable to continue.
August 28, 2013
Freda M. Vickroy, 85, of McConnellsburg, Pa., passed from death to eternal life on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at her residence. Freda was born in Johnstown, Pa., on Jan. 29, 1928, the daughter of the late Charles and Lula (Sipes) Sipes. She was the wife of LeRoy Vickroy, whom she married Nov. 18, 1950. Vickroy has been a member of the Needmore Bible Church since 1979, and was a founder and a faithful volunteer of the Fulton County Community Christian School in Needmore, Pa. After graduating from the Greater Johnstown High School, she worked for the federal government as an administrative assistant with the U.S. Selective Service System.
July 15, 2011
Lillian Marie Dofflemyer, 71, of Mill Street in Fort Loudon, Pa., entered into eternal life surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1940, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Preston Leroy Sellers Sr. and the late Ethel Marie (Flohr) Sellers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl McClelland Dofflemyer, in 1996. She was formerly employed by L'Aiglon, Dorbee's and E.J. Fennel, in the snack bar, where she helped her mother.
June 21, 2011
MAY 20, 1944-JUNE 20, 2011 Linda Mae Crouse, 67, of Hagerstown, entered into eternal life Monday, June 20, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. Born May 20, 1944, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Maurgarite (Davis) Burgan. Mrs. Crouse was employed by Holly Music in Hagerstown. She enjoyed going to yard sales. She is survived by her husband, William P. Crouse Sr.; two sons, Steven Crouse of Hagerstown and William Crouse Jr. and wife, Tisa, of Greencastle, Pa.; six daughters, Robbin Kelley and husband, Douglas, Brenda Boppe and husband, Kevin, Melinda Holman and companion, Tony Rosario, all of Hagerstown, Diane Perez and husband, Chuck, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., Jean Whittington and husband, Rick, of Hagerstown, and Melissa Crouse and companion, Charles Thomas, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two brothers, Harold Burgan of Myersville, Md., and Ronald Burgan of Hagerstown; two sisters, Betty Myers and Victoria Eichelberger, both of Hagerstown; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
December 23, 2012
In Germany, St. Nicholas visits children Dec. 6, accompanied by Krampus to take away those who were bad. Charles Sekula, 67, who grew up just outside Munich, Germany, was taken away when he was 5. “Krampus takes away the bad children until they promise to be good,” Sekula said. “He takes you downstairs and around the corner and lets you out, but at that point you don't know where you are, and you just run until you find your way home.” Sekula, who has lived in Hagerstown for 42 years and practices the common holiday traditions in the United States, said parents contacted people ahead of time to play Krampus and St. Nicholas.