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NEWS
November 9, 2009
Community health expo FREDERICK, Md. -Fort Detrick will host a community health expo at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Odom Fitness Center. Enter through the Old Farm Gate entrance off of Rosemont Avenue. The expo is themed around the four pillars of community health promotion including: Behavioral health, physical health, spiritual fitness and environmental health. For information, cal Public Affairs Specialist Lanessa Hill at 301-619-3324 or e-mail lanessa.
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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
October 15, 2009
JUNE 6, 1924-OCT. 13, 2009 FREDERICK, Md. - Mr. Charles Mumaw, 85, of Frederick, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy, Md. He was the husband of Frances Schultz Mumaw. Born June 6, 1924, in Weverton, Md., he was the son of Alpha C. and Alice Coulter Mumaw. Mr. Mumaw was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He was a career federal employee with 33 years of service, beginning as apprentice machinist, at the Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., becoming a tool and diemaker, an inspector at Fort Detrick and retired from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., as quality assurance manager.
NEWS
June 6, 2009
Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. recently completed an independent peer review of its accounting and auditing practice. Peer reviews, which are required for membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and by the State of Maryland Board of Public Accountancy, are conducted every three years. The peer review was conducted by the national firm of Cherry Bekaert & Holland, which made an independent assessment of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co.'s quality control policies and procedures, and inspected the working papers and reports on a representative sample of accounting and auditing engagements.
NEWS
May 22, 2009
JAN. 19, 1959-MAY 20, 2009 SMITHSBURG, Md. - Timothy L. Sharpe, 50, of Foxville Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md. Born Jan. 19, 1959, in Montgomery, Ala., he was the son of Catherine (Webster) Sharpe of Montgomery and the late Gerald Sharpe. He was a graduate of Carver High School class of 1977, a graduate of Auburn University class of 1981 and received his masters degree from the University of Phoenix in 2005.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | May 12, 2009
CLEAR SPRING - A longtime employee with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources police, Tina White usually spends three days a week at the Town Hill office in Cumberland, Md. The other two days, White - an administrative secretary for the agency - is at the Echo Lake location on South Mountain at the Frederick/Washington county line. For many years, the Clear Spring transplant was a dispatcher for the agency. Those were the exciting years, she said. "You never knew from minute to minute what you would be doing," she said.
NEWS
April 23, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- Army officials say an investigation of three disease samples missing from a Fort Detrick lab found that the samples were likely destroyed. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick said Wednesday that the samples of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis were discovered missing last year in an inventory of a group of samples left by a departing researcher. Spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden says the report that the vials were missing triggered the investigation, which found that the samples were likely among those destroyed when a freezer malfunctioned.
NEWS
April 13, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The Army says it has appointed Maj. Gen. James Gilman as the new commander of Fort Detrick in Frederick. Gilman also will command the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, which includes the biological defense research program at Fort Detrick. Gilman's most recent appointment was as commanding general of Brooke Army Medical Center and the Great Plains Regional Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. At Fort Detrick, he succeeds Maj. Gen. George Weightman, who retired March 31.
NEWS
March 29, 2009
Sowers-Liggon Alana Sowers and Herbert "Bert" Liggon announce their engagement. Ms. Sowers is the daughter of Benjamin and Patricia Greathead of Hagerstown, and Rodney and Sherry Sowers of Smithsburg. She is a 2001 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. She is employed as a senior customer service representative at Hagerstown Trust in Boonsboro. Mr. Liggon is the grandson of William Sr. and Doris "Dottie" Liggon of Smithsburg, and son of William Liggon Jr. of Waynesboro, Pa. He is a 2001 graduate of Smithsburg High School.
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