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October 7, 2011
Lutheran Home Care and Hospice is seeking committed and caring individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers for clients and their families in Franklin County, Pa. Upcoming training dates are from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays, today, Oct. 17 and 24, in Chambersburg, Pa. or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27, in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. For more information, contact Tammy Hawbaker at 717-217-3520 or volunteers@lutheranhomecare.org ...
LIFESTYLE
July 22, 2013
Hospice of Washington County Inc. has scheduled a Summer Volunteer Training Program.  Hospice is a Medicare certified, JCAHO accredited, licensed program of nursing, certified nursing aide, social work, chaplain and volunteer support services for patients and families who need end-of-life care,  The course will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, Friday, Aug. 23, and Wednesday, Aug. 28.  For more information or to apply, call...
NEWS
December 21, 2012
Britt Reed Law Offices was successful in its challenge to the community to raise $25,000 for Hospice of the Panhandle's Building the Dream campaign - so successful, in fact, that hospice was able to raise $66,160 through the match, and reach its 2012 year-end goal of $3.5 million. Terry Britt, of Britt Reed Law Offices, announced in late November that the firm would match, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. In mid-November, Hospice's donors exceeded the challenge, and Britt Reed agreed to increase and match donors' contributions up to $30,000, according to a news release.
NEWS
June 5, 2010
A spring craft show held at Hager Hall on April 24 and 25 sponsored by the Kris Kringle Holiday Craft and Gift Show raised $10,600.18 for Hospice of Washington County. Proceeds from the vendors at the show will go to Holly Place. The annual Kris Kringle show will be Nov. 20 and 21 at the ARCC at Hagerstown Community College.
NEWS
April 7, 2010
During March, employees at Hospice of Washington County Inc. collected canned and boxed soups to donate to Food Resources Inc. Judy Meador, human resource director of Hospice, recently presented 157 pounds of soup products to Ruth Anne Callaham, executive director of Food Resources. "When we heard of the soup shortage at Food Resources, we wanted to do something to help," Meador said. "We encourage other businesses and organization to do the same. Food Resources supplies food for the 19 food banks in Washington County.
NEWS
April 24, 2005
Knights of Columbus, Pangborn Council 1365, recently held a St. Patrick's gala to raise funds for Hospice of Washington County. About 250 people attended the event and $2,000 was raised. Pictured presenting a $2,000 check to Hospice of Washington County are, from left, Lou Scally of WJEJ-AM, program chair; Melanie Clifford, a registered nurse with Hospice of Washington County; and David Moats, deputy grand knight of Knights of Columbus, Pangborn Council 1365.
NEWS
February 3, 2012
February is the month for love, and Hospice of Washington County is showing some love to its donors. All donors will receive a thank-you letter and discount card for the new Treasured Memories Gift Shop, which is in the lobby of Hospice of Washington County. Donors who gave $1,000 or more in 2011 will each receive a heart-shaped box filled with goodies, and donors who gave $5,000 or more in 2011 will each receive chocolates and a dozen roses. All hospice employees who have donated will receive a Hospice of Washington County ice scraper for their car. Board members who have a 100 percent giving participation rate also will each receive a gift at their next board meeting, which will be on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors and their confidence in our mission, we are able to provide quality end-of-life care to all of our friends and neighbors in Washington County who are in need of this service,” Cheryl Brown, development director for hospice, said in a news release.
NEWS
Hospice Helps | January 27, 2011
At first, Blaine was reluctant to allow his wife, Jenny, to call for hospice care. He was uncomfortable thinking about strangers being in his home when he was ill. "Knowing that I needed help with his care, he finally agreed to try hospice," Jenny said. "Not long after the team members began to arrive, he began to look forward to their time with him. He became more relaxed than I had seen him at any time during his illness. The support they gave us both was immeasurable and extraordinarily comforting.
EDUCATION
July 29, 2012
In a breakfast ceremony at Hospice of Washington County on July 17, with their families present, three local young women were awarded the Frederic H. Kass III, M.D., Scholarship. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship.  “I'm honored to have the scholarship at Hospice of Washington County named for me and I'm delighted to be assisting those pursuing careers in health care,” Kass said in addressing the group. Those receiving the scholarships were Katy Yeary, who is attending Kettering College of Medical Arts, Ohio; Sarah Stayer, who is attending St. Mary's College of Maryland; and Damara McDonough, who is attending Towson University.
NEWS
By Shelley Steiner | January 26, 2012
Special to The Herald-Mail In 2004, my perfectly normal life was suddenly in a tailspin when my husband was diagnosed with a terminal blood disorder. The disease progressed too quickly to do anything more than treat the symptoms. As his health rapidly declined, he decided that he wanted to die at home with minimal discomfort. He felt that because I was a nurse I could handle this.  I, on the other hand, was fearful because I am a nurse and because this was my husband.
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OBITUARIES
August 25, 2013
Dee Marie McDonald, 57, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at her residence while under the care of Hospice. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens with the Rev. David Palmer officiating.
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NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 24, 2013
Twelve years ago, fewer than 10 employees of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office formed Blue Knights WV V, a local chapter of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. K.C. Bohrer, president of the local group, said members “decided we wanted to try to do some kind of a community event.” That effort, Martinsburg Bike Night, quickly picked up steam and has continued each year since. On Saturday, the 11th annual event began with registration and a “Baddest Bike” contest at the Berkeley Plaza shopping center parking lot along U.S. 11 north of Martinsburg.
OBITUARIES
August 24, 2013
Juanita Belle Shirk, 94, of Clear Spring went to be with her Lord on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Born July 12, 1919, in Slanesville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Melvin Earl Powers and Minnie Myrtle Alkire Powers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, the Rev. Jay Max Shirk, in 1994. Juanita was a member of St. Clements Episcopal Church in Indian Springs and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Clear Spring for 42 years, where she served as president of the altar guild In previous years, she was employed by Celanese in Cumberland, Md., Dorbees in Hagerstown, Md., and London Fog Manufacturing in Hancock, Md. She retired from the Washington County tax credit application department in 1973.
NEWS
August 22, 2013
Fort Ritchie Community Center and Moonshadow Harp and Sound Therapy are partnering to offer a free monthly program to help area residents unwind and get their groove back. Lynda Kuckenbrod leads a therapeutic experience that invites attendees to relax or meditate to the sounds of singing bowls and other relaxation-inducing instruments. Fort Ritchie's campus is ideal for the program as it offers a resort-like setting nestled in the mountains and overlooking twin lakes less than 10 minutes from Fairfield, Pa., Smithsburg, Waynesboro, Pa., and Emmitsburg, Md., according to a news release.
OBITUARIES
August 21, 2013
Wilma Kay Gregory, 59, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs, and Saturday one hour before the service at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs. The service will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will be private.
OBITUARIES
August 15, 2013
Richard C. Jentsch, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in East Stroudsburg, Pa., after a six-month struggle with leukemia, and following a joyful family reunion. Born July 24, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the spouse of Donald; son of Dorothea and Werner; brother of Theodore and David; beloved uncle of Deborah Jentsch, Karen Hurtado, Lisa and Steve O'Brien, Lynda and Bart Grooms, and Nancy and Phil Enzweiler; and beloved brother-in-law of Elizabeth and Hilda. Richard enjoyed two careers, first in clinical psychology, in which he received his doctorate, and second as co-owner of the Sanguine Gryphon, a popular contemporary gift shop in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
NEWS
August 7, 2013
The Yellow House hosted Guest Bartender Night and all tips were donated to the charity of choice of the guest bartender who raised the most funds. Guest bartender Wink Suder won the challenge and chose Hospice of Washington County to receive the funds. Yellow House owners Lou and Debbie Thomas also chose Hospice earlier this year as the beneficiary of the Food and Beverage Foundation's golf tournament. “We are so grateful for their generosity and support,” said Cheryl Brown, development director for Hospice.
OBITUARIES
August 4, 2013
Ernest Dale Havermale, 51, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Berkeley Springs, which will be open Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. The service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor B.J. Worley officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.
OBITUARIES
July 22, 2013
Judith Cecelia Himpler, 75, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, July 19, 2013, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Schimunek Funeral Home Inc., Nottingham, Md. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Local arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs.
LIFESTYLE
July 22, 2013
Hospice of Washington County Inc. has scheduled a Summer Volunteer Training Program.  Hospice is a Medicare certified, JCAHO accredited, licensed program of nursing, certified nursing aide, social work, chaplain and volunteer support services for patients and families who need end-of-life care,  The course will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, Friday, Aug. 23, and Wednesday, Aug. 28.  For more information or to apply, call...
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