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December 6, 2005
A Christmas open house is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rural Heritage Museum at Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown on Md. 65. The open house will include a display of antique toys; children's workshop area to make and take a decoration using real cranberries and popcorn; visits with Santa (bring a camera); decorations by Washington County homemaker clubs; gift shop; and refreshments.
December 27, 2009
JULY 18, 1917-DEC. 23, 2009 Rosalyn M. Daugherty Shank, 92, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at Reeders Memorial Home. Born July 18, 1917, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Howard James Daugherty and Ethel "Faye" (Shull) Daugherty. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. Surviving family members include one daughter, Teresa Nadine Shank Stephens of Virginia; three sons, Garry Benjamin Shank of Hagerstown, Larry Daugherty Shank of Maugansville and Nevin Miller Shank II of Hagerstown; one sister, Nelda Virginia Daugherty Foltz of Hagerstown; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
May 12, 2009
MARCH 18, 1915-MAY 10, 2009 McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Beatrice M. Morton, 94, of the Fulton County Medical Center Long Term Care Unit and formerly of 5246 Pleasant Ridge Road, Needmore, Pa., died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa. Beatrice was born in Needmore on March 18, 1915, the daughter of the late Oliver H. and Sarah "Myrtle" (Mellott) Daniels. She was the widow of Harold M. Morton, whom she married July 22, 1933. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1989.
September 15, 2008
Washington County Homemakers recognized 10 of the 18 students awarded 2008 scholarships. The recipients were honored at a dinner at Next Dimensions restaurant on Aug. 11. Those in attendance included, front row from left, Regan Kline, Lucinda Rector, Ashley Rector and Paige Miller; back row, from left, Cathy Boyd, Theresa Mills, Aron Mills, Ryan Wetzel, Katy Haupt, Ryan Stottlemeyer and Homemakers President Helen Clark.
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | October 24, 2011
Clear Spring Homemakers will meet Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Phoebe's House in Williamsport. Don't forget to bring your flower bulb fundraising order and money. Remember to bring your $5 yearly dues and $10 if you plan to attend the Washington County Homemakers Christmas luncheon on Dec. 1. Lastly, don't forget to bring items for your shoe box. For more information, call Ruth at 301-842-2334. Holiday cards for sale The Clear Spring Garden Club is selling Christmas cards to support Christmas in Clear Spring that will be held this year from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The new design is a watercolor by Cindy Downs, and depicts Santa Claus ready to go down a chimney while his team of reindeer and sleigh are on the rooftop nearby.
May 13, 1999
By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer photos: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Dressy hats and gloves don't have to be worn to meetings anymore and members aren't charged fines for being absent, but the values that were at the core of homemaker clubs decades ago still are in place. "They saw early on that there needed to be some change for the resiliency of the family," says Doug Hovatter, a West Virginia University extension agent in Martinsburg, W.Va.
May 1, 2006
The Washington County Homemakers Clubs will hold their Specialty Auction for Educational Scholarships on Friday at Elks Lodge 378 on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. The event begins with a silent auction, followed by a live auction led by auctioneer Ron Hamner. There will be antiques, specialty household items, tool kits, home decor, plants, furniture pieces, themed gift baskets, handcrafts and quilted items. A raffle will be held for items including a trip for two, a Washington County throw, a retired Longaberger basket and a $100 cash prize.
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | August 19, 2013
The Clear Spring Homemakers will meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. at Windy Hill Restaurant. The public is invited. For more information, call Ruth at 301-842-2334. Movie night Hilltop Christian Fellowship will show the movie “Home Run” Friday, Sept. 13, starting at 7 p.m. The free movie is a must-see film for families.  Doors open at 6 p.m. for snacks before the movie. A child-friendly movie will also be shown.  The church is at 12624 Trinity Church Drive in Clear Spring.
June 27, 2013
The annual meeting of the Washington County Homemakers was June 10 at the Ramada Plaza. The theme for this year's meeting was “Farming in Washington County, Past-Present-Future.” A PowerPoint presentation was given by guest speaker Terrie Shank of Palmyra Farms. The Shanks are a fourth-generation farming family, with a fifth-generation granddaughter born June 12. Shank recently retired from teaching agriculture for 32 years in Washington County schools, with the last 17 years at Clear Spring High School.
June 16, 2013
At the Brightwood Homemakers Club's April meeting, member Diane Braun presented “Oh, the Places I've Been” about her travels with her husband, Leslie, along with a travel group of friends from Illinois.  Since 1998, they have traveled to more than 50 countries around the world. Greece, Italy, Spain, Australia to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Egypt to see the Pyramids and Nile River, Russia, the Amazon River, through the Panama Canal, Ireland, Scotland, cruised the Rhine River stopping at the Christmas markets, Poland, Costa Rica, and Malta are some of the areas visited.
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | May 28, 2013
The Clear Spring Homemakers will meet Wednesday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at Windy Hill Restaurant. Following lunch, they will go to Plumb Grove for a tour of its rose garden. For questions, call Ruth at 301-842-2334. Clear Spring gardens featured in county tour Two gardens in Clear Spring will be featured as part of the Fourth Annual Washington County Garden Tour. They are the gardens of Cindy and Andy Downs on Broadfording Road, and of the Branch family on Garrison Hollow Road.
November 11, 2012
The Washington County Homemakers presented 10 scholarships to students who are continuing to further their education at various universities, colleges and technical schools.  Scholarships are awarded to children and grandchildren of members of the homemakers clubs. The homemakers' members conduct several fundraising events and projects during the year that provide funds for the scholarships. Those receiving awards this year are  Danielle Clark (The College of William and Mary)
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | January 3, 2011
The Clear Spring area Homemakers Club meeting for January has been canceled. Still target shoots The Washington County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America on Independence Road is starting its still target shoots this month. Meat shoots (674 choke, scopes allowed) will be held the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 7 p.m., starting Jan. 14. For more information, call 301-582-4118. Pancake breakfast Wilson Ruritan will hold a country butchering and pancake breakfast Saturday.
By JANET HEIM | July 26, 2010
BOONSBORO -- If you ask Nancy Itnyre what's important to her, friends and family top the list. That connection, along with a desire to give back to the community, has led to involvement with several community organizations. While the community benefits from Itnyre's efforts, so does she. "I've met so many nice people. That's the part I've enjoyed," Itnyre said. Itnyre retired from her job as a secretary at the Food & Drug Administration in Rockville, Md., about eight years ago. She and her husband of 15 years, Jerry, live in Boonsboro.
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