March 3, 2008
Al-Anon/Alateen family groups Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., areas. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. Call 301-663-6626. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77 Today, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-223-8143. Leukemia and lymphoma John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown.
February 28, 2007
GAPLAND - Susannah Willems is the picture of health. She has a full head of wavy blond hair and is, her mom says, at almost 4 feet, 8 inches, the tallest student in the third grade at Pleasant Valley Elementary School. "It's amazing. Thank God. If you look at her, you'd never know all she's been through," her mother Christina Willems said. Until a year and a half ago, Susannah was battling for her life. The enemy was the acute lymphoblast leukemia, diagnosed in 2001. The cancer attacked her bone marrow, leaving her unable to fight infection.
January 23, 1999
When asked if he remembered when he was first called to the ministry, Lorne Digges has no trouble. "I was 4 years old, and I was diagnosed with leukemia," the 24-year-old Keedysville man said. Digges and his family struggled through a year of this horrible diagnosis, hoping for the best but expecting the worst. "Then one day we met with the doctor and he said the leukemia just went away," Digges said. "He said he couldn't figure out where the disease went. " It was then that Digges said he first knew that God had a plan for his life.
November 20, 2008
Richard S. Roberts, 70 JUNE 25, 1938-NOV. 18, 2008 Richard S. (Dick) Roberts, 70, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at a local hospital after a long illness. Born June 25, 1938, in Massachusetts, he was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ramah Roberts; and a sister, Edith Roberts. Richard was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as a master carpenter, and he was well-known for his superior workmanship throughout this area.
November 21, 2009
JULY 31, 1937-NOV. 20, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Barbara Karen Noll, 72, of 15159 Mercersburg Road, Greencastle, Pa., passed away, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md. Born Saturday, July 31, 1937, in Oakland, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nathan "Nat" Carnig and the late Pearl Levine Carnig. She was employed as a custom drapery salesperson for many years with Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney and later was employed with the Union Rescue Mission Thrift Shop.