May 3, 2004
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends the following general schedule for eye exams: Children should be screened for eye disease in their first three months, at 6 months to 1 year old, and age 3 and 5. (The American Optometric Association recommends the first eye exam at age 6 months.) Adults should get a comprehensive medical eye exam once between the ages of 20 and 39, every two to four years between the ages of 40 and 64, and every one or two years after 64. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises individuals with any of the following risk factors for disease to check with a doctor to determine how often they should have their eyes examined: developmental delay premature birth personal or family history of eye disease African-American heritage previous serious eye injury use of certain medications diseases that affect the whole body, including diabetes and HIV infection - Source: www.aao.
June 12, 2010
Q: Are there any resources to help get me started with genealogy? A: Marsha Fuller, certified genealogist, recommends a few titles that give people tips on interviewing family members as well as on basic beginning genealogy. o "The Genealogy Handbook" by Ellen Galford o "Family History 101: A Beginner's Guide to Finding Your Ancestors" by Marcia Yannizze Melnyk o "The Genealogist's Question & Answer Book" by Marcia Yannizze Melnyk o "Organizing & Preserving Your Heirloom Documents" by Katherine Scott Sturdevant o "Digitizing Your Family History: Easy methods for preserving your heirloom documents, photos, home movies, in a digital format" by Rhonda R. McClure Fuller also suggests a few websites to help with helping prepare interview questions for genealogical research: o Genealogy.
August 26, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Until recently, it was just known as Bridge No. 19-3405B. Earlier this year, however, the U.S. 340 bridge over the W.Va. 9 bypass near Charles Town was named the John Adam Link Bridge in honor of an early settler and Revolutionary War soldier. That made the Link family reunion at the Uvilla Lutheran Church a bit more special this year. More than 60 members of the family gathered Sunday beneath a pavilion dedicated to John Jacob Link, the first Link to come to America.
March 17, 2003
The American Cancer Society includes the following among symptoms of colorectal cancer: A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing so Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool Cramping or steady abdominal pain Weakness and fatigue ...
January 22, 2009
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering two genealogy courses in early February. The first course, "Tracing Your Family Roots - Introduction to Genealogy," is offered Fridays from Feb. 6 to 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This introductory course is designed to help students discover the fundamental building blocks of genealogy research by teaching them to use the most current tools, including reference CDs and genealogy software such as Family Tree Maker and Legacy Family Tree.
September 3, 2003
Army Reserve reunion CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - All former Army Reserve members who were stationed at the Army Reserve Center on South Sixth Street in Chambersburg are invited to the annual reunion Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Hoss's Restaurant, Lincoln Way East. For information, call 1-717-264-3334. Nigh family FUNKSTOWN - The forty-third annual reunion of the Charles Beaver Nigh family will be Sunday at 1 p.m., at Funkstown Community Park. Each family should bring a covered dish and family photos to share at the memorabilia table.
April 7, 2011
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md., has announced the release of its latest television work in cooperation with NBC, as well as a program about The Pry House at Antietam National Battlefield to air on the National Geographic Channel. "Who Do you think You Are?" airs today at 8 p.m. on NBC, according to a release from the musuem. On the program, museum Executive Director George Wunderlich is a featured historian working with actress Ashley Judd as she searches for her family history.
August 16, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer [ enlarge ] A tribute to an uncle who died before he was born has opened up a world of family history for Justin Mayhue, the nephew that Clyde Jacob Smith never got to know. "I've been researching family history as a hobby for a long time," Mayhue said. Along the way, the Hagerstown man became particularly interested in one uncle who died in the Korean War in October, 1952.
November 8, 2000
Genealogist helps people reconnect to their roots By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer Marsha L. Fuller said she feels like a detective - one who takes a "pit bull approach" to finding dead people. Fuller, of Hagerstown, pieces together clues that she finds everywhere from courthouses to cemeteries to help solve her clients' family history mysteries. In October, Fuller was certified as a genealogical records specialist by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
December 23, 1998
To the Tri-state area's many "Christmas Angels," who realize that the spirit of the season is best expressed by service to other citizens and to their communities. To Hagerstown's Rick Wilson and his group, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, which will provide the deer meat from 5,000 hunters' kills to serve an estimated one million meals to Maryland's needy residents. To the Berkeley County, W.Va. Commissioners, for their willingness to risk county workers' ire to save the taxpayers $2,000 to $4,000 by not scheduling Christmas Eve as a holiday.