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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 28, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Steam engine whistles echoed through the streets of Smithsburg on Saturday evening as half a dozen engines chugged slowly through town during the Smithsburg Steam Engine and Craft Show parade. Those riding in the parade frequently threw candy to children and adults standing on sidewalks, yards and on corners. Most children seemed to be experts in parades, since nearly every one had a grocery bag to use to collect candy. By the end some had enough loot to rival that of a successful Halloween trip.
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September 21, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Seventeen years ago Beatrice Stream lost her son. Sunday the Point of Rocks, Md., woman gathered with her family to grieve again, this time over the apparent slaying of her granddaughter Jessica Lynn Newell. "He drowned at the age of 19. They didn't find him for eight days," Stream said amidst the somber adults and playing children outside the home of granddaughter Lisa Newell at the Dodson Mobile Home Park. A few doors away, FBI agents were interviewing Jessica's parents, David and Deborah Newell.
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by DON AINES | June 28, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com Hunched over in a small tent with earphones on and a microphone in hand, Chris Shelton was trying to reach anyone he could Sunday with a 50-watt, six-meter, short-wave radio set. "Unfortunately, it's not really great for long-distance communications," said Shelton, a Missouri school teacher. "We've only gotten nine contacts on this particular station. " Those contacts, however, included stations in Canada, Florida, Texas and his home state of Missouri.
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October 10, 2009
A group of retired and former Chemical Leaman Tank Lines Inc. drivers, owner-operators and mechanics met Aug. 21 for lunch at Bubba Boucher's Diner at 200 W. Howard St. In attendance were Charles "Sonny" Weddle; Joseph Robosson; Kenneth Boswell; Norman Vickery; Joe Sours; Leroy "Buck" Renner and his friend Sharon; Bob Davis and his wife, Doris; Allen Hilliard and his wife, Phyllis; and Al Lane. The group celebrated Joseph Robosson's 78 birthday. The group meets at the diner several times a year.
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by TARA REILLY | September 12, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - In a darkened City Park, the small flames of about 150 candles glimmered to the soft words of "Let There Be Peace On Earth. " Perhaps the scene fit the message: "In time there is hope. " About 150 people attended the Sept. 11, 2001 Remembrance Service and Candlelight Vigil at the City Park band shell in Hagerstown on Saturday. The program included the presentation of colors and a 21-gun salute by the AMVETS Post 10 Honor Guard, songs by the South Hagerstown High School Show Choir and tributes to American soldiers and the American flag.
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by DAVE McMILLION | August 11, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com BARDANE, W.Va. - One hundred and fifty-five years ago, a community where blacks lived freely was started about five miles northwest of Charles Town, W.Va. Although most of the members of the Berry, Johnson and Fox families that made up Johnsontown no longer live in the community, it is by no means forgotten by the descendants. On the second Sunday of August every year, descendants of the families return to the 105-year-old Zion Baptist Church for a homecoming.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | July 20, 2002
julieg@herald-mail.com Storming the Normandy Beach on D-Day 58 years ago, Isaac Everts found some advantages to being the driver of a command halftrack. The enemy was shooting at the Sherman tanks in the water, not at the halftrack. "If they did, they didn't hit it," said Everts, 85, of St. Thomas, Pa. On Friday, Everts and fellow members of the 741st Tank Battalion recounted war stories at the Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown where about 25 members are holding a three-day reunion.
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By | November 30, 1999
Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau President Tom Riford officially welcomed the more than 700 attendees at the 159th Annual Convention of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge. Hundreds of Masons from around the world gathered at the 159th annual event in Hagerstown. "We're pleased to come to Hagerstown, and also pleased to help show the world what free masonry is all about," said Shelton Redden, Maryland Grand Master. Members were acknowledged and awards were passed out at this year's celebration.
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December 3, 2007
The Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club was organized in 1936. Membership is open to all working women. Its mission is to support all working women through advocacy, education and information. The group meets the first Monday of every month at Always Ron's, in the banquet room. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. for networking, with dinner at 6:30. For more information, call membership chair Donna Smith at 301-797-8761.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | August 23, 2007
SMITHSBURG - The skies were gray, but the hundred or so Republicans who gathered Wednesday night at Smithsburg Community Park for the annual GOP picnic were optimistic about their chances of staying dry. "We usually get pretty lucky here. I don't think we'll have any problems," said Maryland state Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, who attends the event every year. As workers from Hoffman Catering rushed to get dinner ready early to avoid the impending storms, Munson moved slowly around the picnic area, shaking hands and chatting with anyone who wanted to talk.
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