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By MARLO BARNHART | January 27, 2000
Elinor Kline is in demand. She is dependable, trustworthy and not afraid of hard work. The fact that she is 72 is just a number to this widow who recently joined forces with Green Thumb Inc. to get employment at an age when many people are well into retirement. Green Thumb coordinator Peter Schwartz said he's learned the presumption that someone is "too old" for a job isn't true. "I have people who are begging me for workers who will show up ... and older people do. " Situated in the Department of the Labor Licensing and Regulation building at 14 N. Potomac St., Green Thumb is available to help more people like Kline find work they want to do. "I like to be my own boss and this job gives me that," Kline said of her preference to clean other people's houses.
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July 28, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer Allen Seacrist is the one person who probably knows every inch of Municipal Golf Course's 43 acres. Seacrist, 57, has been the greenskeeper at the Hagerstown course for 40 years. "Since I was 8 years old, the golf course has been a part of my life. I'm not thinking about retirement," Seacrist said. In 1957, Seacrist, a city employee, started as an assistant greenskeeper at the South Cleveland Avenue course, mowing the greens and fairways, changing cups and raking sand traps.
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By MARLO BARNHART | January 26, 2000
Elinor Kline is in demand. She is dependable, trustworthy and not afraid of hard work. The fact that she is 72 is just a number to this widow who recently joined forces with Green Thumb Inc. to get employment at an age when many people are well into retirement. Green Thumb coordinator Peter Schwartz said he's learned the presumption that someone is "too old" for a job isn't true. "I have people who are begging me for workers who will show up ... and older people do. " Situated in the Department of the Labor Licensing and Regulation building at 14 N. Potomac St., Green Thumb is available to help more people like Kline find work they want to do. "I like to be my own boss and this job gives me that," Kline said of her preference to clean other people's houses.
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By TARA REILLY | May 10, 2000
While some came for the information on retirement and health care plans, others showed up for the social benefits of the occasion. cont. from front page Others said they attended the Senior Fair Wednesday at the Ramada Inn in Hagerstown for the free gifts. More than 90 businesses set up booths at the Eighth Annual Senior Fair, offering anything from informational pamphlets to keychain lights, pill boxes, magnifying bookmarks and pens. About 2,500 senior citizens attended the fair sponsored by the Washington County Commission on Aging, Hagerstown Trust Co. and Robinwood Medical Center.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | November 5, 1999
HANCOCK - A national jobs recruiting, training and placing program for low-income Maryland residents is gaining momentum in Hancock. Green Thumb Inc. has placed five local residents in jobs so far and hopes to place more in the near future, Field Operations Coordinator Sandra Sause said at a news conference Thursday. The 34-year-old national program funded by the U.S. Department of the Labor finds jobs for residents 55 or older who live near the poverty level. The jobs, which include clerical and janitorial work, are usually for fewer than 25 hours weekly.
NEWS
March 20, 2009
SEPT. 20, 1924-MARCH 17, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Dorothy R. Hykes, 84, a resident of The Village Of Laurel Run, and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 20, 1924, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Walter N. and Elizabeth Martin Christophel and stepdaughter of the late Leah Martin Christophel. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church near Chambersburg, Pa. She attended Waynesboro Senior Center and worked in the Green Thumb program.
NEWS
March 29, 2007
Before gardeners start their spring gardening regimens, the Maryland Chiropractic Association suggests they follow these health-conscious tips: · Warm up with stretching exercises before starting and cool down with those same stretches when chores are done. · Breathe in and out, slowly and rhythmically. · Don't bounce or jerk your body and stretch only as far as you comfortably can. · Don't follow the "no pain, no gain" rule. · While sitting, prop heels on a stool or step keeping the knees straight.
OBITUARIES
May 1, 2012
Ruth V. (Leatherman) Ridenour, 87, a resident at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, passed from this life on Monday, April 30, 2012. Born Nov. 13, 1924, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry U. and Vernie Catherine (Schroyer) Leatherman. Her husband of 54 years, Glenn L. Ridenour, preceded her in death on June 14, 2002. Ruth attended Middletown schools and was an employee at Fort Detrick, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.
OBITUARIES
March 11, 2012
Franklin James Hoover, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.  He was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Washington County, Md., to Lillian and Leon Hoover.  He attended St. Mary's High School in Hagerstown. Mr. Hoover was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was meritoriously awarded the Victory Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the Pacific Theater Ribbon. He retired from the National Biscuit Co. (formerly Nabisco)
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Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | January 21, 2013
I knew Old Man Winter would eventually find us. Make sure to bundle up and keep an eye on your elderly neighbors and furry friends.  Classes resume Schools are back in session Wednesday so be sure to drive with caution as bus stops will be busy once again. Second semester Tonight is the second semester Meet the Teacher Night at South Hagerstown High School, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Spelling bee On Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., students at E. Russell Hicks Middle School will put their spelling skills to the test with a spelling bee.  Orientation Thursday is orientation for incoming freshmen at South Hagerstown High School.
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OBITUARIES
May 1, 2012
Ruth V. (Leatherman) Ridenour, 87, a resident at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, passed from this life on Monday, April 30, 2012. Born Nov. 13, 1924, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry U. and Vernie Catherine (Schroyer) Leatherman. Her husband of 54 years, Glenn L. Ridenour, preceded her in death on June 14, 2002. Ruth attended Middletown schools and was an employee at Fort Detrick, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.
OBITUARIES
March 11, 2012
Franklin James Hoover, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.  He was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Washington County, Md., to Lillian and Leon Hoover.  He attended St. Mary's High School in Hagerstown. Mr. Hoover was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was meritoriously awarded the Victory Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the Pacific Theater Ribbon. He retired from the National Biscuit Co. (formerly Nabisco)
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 23, 2011
Christmas just wouldn't be the same without the aroma of pine and a field full of perfectly sculpted evergreen trees. But, after more than four decades, 89-year-old Lee "Tucker" Hopkins and his wife Doris, 66, are closing out an era. This year is the official end to the Flowerwood Farms Christmas tree farm off Two Top Road in Clay Lick. Hopkins' health has forced him into an early retirement from the dream he began as a teenager. In the early 1930s, Hopkins read about a new industry of planting Christmas trees on strip mines in Pennsylvania that piqued his interest.
NEWS
March 20, 2009
SEPT. 20, 1924-MARCH 17, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Dorothy R. Hykes, 84, a resident of The Village Of Laurel Run, and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 20, 1924, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Walter N. and Elizabeth Martin Christophel and stepdaughter of the late Leah Martin Christophel. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church near Chambersburg, Pa. She attended Waynesboro Senior Center and worked in the Green Thumb program.
NEWS
November 3, 2008
MEN'S SOCCER Shepherd 6, Charleston 0 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Gregory Khan scored three goals to lead Shepherd University over the University of Charleston in the West Virginia Conference on Saturday. Patrick Norfolk, Nahome Mazengia and Jeffers Frazier each added a goal and an assist for the Rams (8-8, 5-5). Matt D'Amico had two assists, while Duncan Williams had one. Shepherd had a 27-10 advantage in shots and a 6-4 edge in corner kicks. COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL W.Va.
NEWS
May 15, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Otterbein Church will hold its annual Green Thumb Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday to benefit various outreach efforts. More than 4,000 plants are expected to be for sale during the event scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The Green Thumb Extravaganza has been moved from parking lots on the church campus to inside the Otterbein Ministry Center, 912 S. Potomac St. A pancake breakfast, chicken barbeque and...
NEWS
March 29, 2007
Before gardeners start their spring gardening regimens, the Maryland Chiropractic Association suggests they follow these health-conscious tips: · Warm up with stretching exercises before starting and cool down with those same stretches when chores are done. · Breathe in and out, slowly and rhythmically. · Don't bounce or jerk your body and stretch only as far as you comfortably can. · Don't follow the "no pain, no gain" rule. · While sitting, prop heels on a stool or step keeping the knees straight.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | May 18, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A weekend event that was popular in Waynesboro in both 2004 and 2005 has really taken root and grown this year, organizers say. This time around, several workshops will be offered during the Green Thumb Extravaganza, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Otterbein Church and Ministry Center parking lot at 912 S. Potomac St. "The last two years it was really just a plant sale," Committee Chairwoman Darlanna Besecker...
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