March 4, 2013
“Regarding trash at Garland Groh: How about people not throwing trash out and on other people's property in the first place? And does any kind of commissioner or director of agency responsible for codes ever drive up and down our county roads and see abandoned buildings and businesses, and people using their yards for a dump? Take a drive along Broadfording and Rockdale roads, for starters. Washington County is becoming a blight county.” - Clear Spring “I'm just calling because I'd like to know, why are people wasting their money on handicapped tags when there's no place to park downtown in the first place?
February 22, 2013
Theodore Richard Byrd, 88, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Cary, N.C. He moved to North Carolina from Shepherdstown, W.Va., in 2003. He was born April 16, 1924, in Porterstown, Md., the son of the late Clarence and Annie Drenner Byrd. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Virginia E. Byrd; and four brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Judy Vinitsky of Cary; his son, Richard T. Byrd of Shepherdstown; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
February 12, 2013
On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, Berneita Myrtle Rice Moore, went to be with her Lord and Savior. Born on Aug. 20, 1928, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of Harvey Ernest and Myrtle Jane Bingaman Rice, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Moore was proud to have been married for 59 years to the late Rev. Paul W. Moore Sr. Besides brothers and sisters, Mrs. Moore is survived by children, Paul Moore Jr. of Elks Springs, Colo.,...
February 11, 2013
“And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, 'I need a caretaker.' So God made a farmer. “God said, 'I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.' So God made a farmer. “I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife's done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon - and mean it.” So God made a farmer.
February 10, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, a visiting priest, the Rev. Daniel Webster, canon in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, gave an interesting sermon on “splintering.” One of his singular statements, concerning the universal Christian Church was: “Since the time of Christ, we have been very good at splintering - you know, dividing up into separate groups.” A short lesson in Christian theology: Jesus taught and Saint Paul reiterated the basic Christian principle...
January 20, 2013
Vestra C. Seville, 90, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Viewing will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc. and one hour prior to the service Thursday at Greencastle (Pa.) Church of God. The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastors Floyd E. Myers and Kenny Craig officiating. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, Pa.
January 9, 2013
God issues warning in the book of Jude To the editor: To all of those who think God is silent concerning the sin of homosexuality, there is a Bible warning of what will happen to a society of men and women who ignore God's order for them in life. This warning and example is found in the book of Jude, verse 7. Once a society starts down the road of endorsing and sanctioning this sin of fornication, that society will suffer the vengeance of eternal fire. Do you hear God's historical warnings: politicians, judges and academics who want to cater society to their lustful pursuits?
December 28, 2012
Mountain View Baptist Church, winter revival Jan. 6 to 11. Evangelist Charles Tenney will speak at the 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. services Jan. 6 and at 7 p.m. each evening Jan. 7 through 11. Call 301-582-1468 or go to www.mountainviewbaptist.com. Valley Assembly of God, New Year's Eve Watch Night Service at 10:30 p.m. Monday. The sermon topic will be The Dream of Beginning Again.
December 20, 2012
Gabriella Peyton Mills, 1 month 18 days, of Hancock, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her home. The service will be Saturday at Hancock Church of God on Millstone Road. The Rev. Charles Getz and the Rev. Gary Quackenbois will officiate. Burial will follow at Bethel Community Church Cemetery, Warfordsburg, Pa.
December 20, 2012
Mosaics. Stained glass. A carved wood screen. Needlework. Creche scenes. Fine art in a museum display? No. Inspirational art in historic Hagerstown churches. Sixteen churches in and near downtown Hagerstown will open their doors to the public Wednesday, Dec. 26, in the second annual walking tour of historic houses of worship. The idea is for churches to open their doors and share their historic structures - plus music, refreshments, holiday decorations and post-Christmas relaxation - with the public.