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OPINION
By BRIEN POFFENBERGER | July 17, 2013
This time of year, agriculture has a built-in marketing hook. All outdoors becomes a giant billboard for one of our community's biggest economic drivers. The pastures and bank barns, orchards and farm fields paint the very picture of summertime in Washington County. It was fitting, then, that the Economic Development Commission (EDC) spent so much time last week talking about farming.    Every year, the EDC gives the business community an update at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast, and in his presentation last week, EDC President Dan Pheil had a great story to tell.
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NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | December 26, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Tri-State farm officials said Wednesday that the area's food supply is safe following Tuesday's announcement by Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman that a Holstein on a Washington state farm has tested positive for mad cow disease. The disease only has been found in cow brains and spinal cord, parts of the body not normally served in food, said Don Schwartz, a Washington County Extension agent. The disease is not contagious and is not believed to spread to other parts of the animal, including the parts more commonly used for food, he said.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2012
Three small businesses in the Eastern Panhandle were recognized in June in local ceremonies as recipients of the 2012 U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia Small Business Week awards program. They also were honored at the annual awards celebration May 30 at the Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown, W.Va. • 2012 Entrepreneurial Success Award: Michael P. and Peter M. McKechnie, Mountain View Solar, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Mountain View Solar is owned by Michael P. McKechnie, president, and Peter M. McKechnie, vice president.
NEWS
October 18, 1997
Obituaries NOTE: herald-mail.com publishes the obituaries that run in The Morning Herald edition. To view previous obituaries, please see our archives section. Sunday, October 19, 1997 Edition Walter F. Misner WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Walter Francis Misner, 83, of 208B Elder Ave., died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Quincy United Methodist Home. Born Nov. 11, 1913, in Tomstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Almay and Rebecca Welsh Misner. He attended Quincy area schools.
NEWS
February 19, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Daryl E. Cowles will seek re-election to a second two-year term to the West Virginia House of Delegates. In 2006, Cowles was elected to the state Legislature representing the 51st Delegate district, which covers most of Morgan County and a portion of Hampshire County. "Although the state government is moving in a positive direction, there remains much work to be done," Cowles said in a news release. "Tax reform and stimulating the West Virginia economy are critical to improve the daily lives of our citizens, especially in the Eastern Panhandle.
NEWS
February 4, 2009
JULY 25, 1925-FEB. 2, 2009 BOONSBORO - Ralph Leon Jones, 83, of Amos Reeder Road, Boonsboro, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. Born July 25, 1925, at Zittlestown, Ralph was a son of the late Luther Martin and Mary Etta Long Jones. He had attended Park Hall School. Ralph had helped farm his family farm and was then employed by R.F. Kline in Frederick, Md. He retired in 1992 as a custodian at Boonsboro High School.
NEWS
January 23, 1998
To Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, for his commitment of $13.5 million to upgrade the Interstate 81 intercharge at Halfway Boulevard. The economic benefits will be tremendous. To Rosemary Burtner, who taught for 45 years in the Washington County schools, touching the lives of countless local youngsters with her caring nature and her exuberant attitude toward life and all that can be learned. To James Michael Borum, a 25-year-old Hagerstown man who stole more than $20,000 in jewelry from his own grandmother.
NEWS
November 25, 2000
Family's pet deer shot, left for dead By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer DOWNSVILLE - Bucky, a candy bar-loving pet deer who chummed around the neighborhood with a family dog, was shot last week and left for dead, his owner said Saturday. "He was suffering so we put him down," said Roger Burkholder, whose family adopted the orphaned fawn in the summer of 1999 on the family farm off Md. 63. "We saw him down by that fence. He got his head caught in the fence.
OBITUARIES
September 20, 2011
Lorraine A. (Baker) Baechtel, 84, of East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, passed from this life Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born April 24, 1927, in Downsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Raymond L. and Lillian R. (Davis) Baker. Lorraine attended the old Fairplay School and Boonsboro High School. When she was younger, she worked on the family farm in Tilghmanton, Md., and later was employed as a presser at the Londontown Corporation factory in Boonsboro.
OBITUARIES
March 9, 2012
Mary Elizabeth Flook, 86, of Myersville died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 25, 1926, in Myersville, she was the daughter of the late Ray A. and Cora Flook Schroyer. Mary Elizabeth was the wife of the late Dennis Flook who preceded her in death on June 26, 2005. They were married Dec. 24, 1944, by his Uncle Berry Plummer in Hagerstown, Md. Mary Elizabeth and Dennis farmed the family farm at Myersville most of their married life. They started the first Myersville 4-H Club.
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