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by MARLO BARNHART | February 10, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com Enough interest has been generated by a flier mailed to Washington County churches that two local pastors are bringing a Life Christian University campus to Hagerstown next month. The goal is to establish a Bible-based, Christian counseling accelerated degree program in which students can earn 30 credit hours attending class one night a week for nine months, Hagerstown Pastor Leonard Stine said. "We're starting March 9 with one undergraduate degree program on Sunday nights from 6 to 9 at the Cutting Edge Ministries, which meets at 32 East Ave.," Stine said.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | January 6, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com CAVETOWN - In fashioning a career, not everyone adheres to the expression "a rolling stone gathers no moss. " "I wanted to gather some moss," said Bob Hays, explaining 50 years of employment at the Bushey family-owned Cavetown Planing Mill Co. "I always liked what I did and they treated me fine, so why change?" said Hays, 68. Hays had worked at the planing mill for 50 years as of Dec. 2, 2002. He and his wife, Deloris, live in the Cave Hill Road home Hays helped build four years ago with supplies from the planing mill.
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September 9, 2002
KNOXVILLE - Dancer Therese Keegan and acupuncture practitioner Marie Connor will lead a full-day workshop "Living Healthfully with the Seasons" on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will assist participants to tune in to the natural changes in the earth's cycles at this time of year and learn how to benefit from accommodating these changes in their personal lives. Areas addressed will be diet, exercise, work and leisure, helping participants to develop positive patterns in each of these dimensions to gain a fuller, more healthful life which takes into account individual differences as well as seasonal imperatives.
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May 9, 2001
8 Roxbury Institution employees get awards Photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER Staff Photographer Pictured from left are Roxbury Correctional Institution service award recipients: Edward J. Testa, James r. Mahone Jr., Fran Kauffman, Denise Gelsinger, Gary Heerd Jr., Bernadette Raimondi, and Vernell Doyle. Not picture is James Sword IV. The following employees were honored recently as the Roxbury Correctional Institution's Employees of the Year 2001.
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January 18, 2001
Buck A Book fund-raiser invites students to read By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Read a book, raise a dollar. The concept is simple and has become the Franklin County Literacy Council's largest fund-raiser. The fourth annual Buck A Book Week will run from Jan. 22-28, and the council is encouraging its students and students countywide to read next week. Last year, more than 1,000 adult and child readers secured pledges of at least $1 a book, raising a total of $36,300, said Stephani Crawford, Buck A Book coordinator.
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September 21, 2000
GED exam revised By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer Washington County residents could have a tougher time passing the GED test when changes in the exam take effect in January 2002, according to Linda Vestal, an adult education counselor with the Washington County Board of Education. continued The five-section test, which provides those who pass it with the equivalent of a high school diploma, is being revamped to reflect rising academic standards for high school students.
NEWS
June 9, 2000
Student Profiles PAGE 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6   Takara Boarman Attends evening classes at Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School to earn her GED. Age: 17 Parents: Thomas Boarman and Kathy Boarman. Favorite thing Kindergarten: Swimming, eating broccoli and ballet. Sixth Grade: Unavailable. Now: Hanging out with friends. Least favorite thing Kindergarten: Homework.
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | January 11, 2000
Washington County has the highest percentage of people passing the General Educational Development (GED) test in the state, according to statistics released by the Maryland State Department of Education. The pass rate at the county's testing center, Hagerstown Community College, was 75.42 percent for the 12-month period that ended June 30, 1999. Frederick County's rate was a close second with 75.25 percent. The state average was 52.5 percent. The Maryland State Department of Education computes pass rates by dividing the number of people who passed by the total tested, minus incompletes.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | November 8, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - After witnessing steady or climbing school dropout rates in recent years, officials of Jefferson County schools are pleasantly surprised by a decline in the rate, a school official said Monday. The number of students dropping out of school decreased from 104 to 78 between the 1997-98 school year and the 1998-99 year, Sandy Dougherty, attendance officer for the local school system, said. The school district's dropout rate was 3.4 percent last year, above the state average of 2.9 percent.
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May 20, 1999
NOTE: The HERALD-MAIL Online publishes the obituaries that run in The Morning Herald edition. To view previous obituaries, please see our archives section. Friday, May 21, 1999 Edition John McCukser GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - John McCusker, 83, of Gerrardstown, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Dec. 30, 1915, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Arena Bell McCusker.
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