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from The Herald-Mail files | January 22, 2003
Week of Jan. 19, 1953 Grandpa and grandma, who thought nothing of trudging several miles to school each day, will be surprised to learn that today the county transports close to 50 percent of all pupils enrolled in the public schools. Donald F. Munson, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bowers, 450 N. Mulberry St., received word yesterday that he has been appointed a page in the House of Representatives. Donald's appointment is a singular honor, since there are only 60 boys from all over the nation serving as pages in the House.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 9, 2013
Organizers of a Sunday event in Widmeyer Park to raise money for a mission trip to a Navajo Indian reserve in New Mexico were hoping to raise about $2,000. Members of the Hancock United Methodist Church have made trips to the reservation near Gamerco, N.M., before, and this year, they plan to start construction on a transition facility that will help Navajo women coming out of prison, John Pennesi said. The building will include classroom space, a dining area, a kitchen and housing, said Pennesi, a member of the church.
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January 11, 2008
Pa. students awarded scholarships HARRISBURG, Pa. - Twenty-five students, including two from Franklin County, received $3,500 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation on Tuesday at the 2008 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Kristina Dice and Jaclyn Upperman, both of Chambersburg, were both announced as winners before the Sale of Champions, according to a news release. Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has awarded $632,000 in scholarships to 273 junior Farm Show exhibitors, the news release stated.
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December 29, 2000
Youth calendar for 1/2 Movies Opening this week "Chocolat" (PG-13) - When a single mother and her 6-year-old daughter open a chocolate shop in rural France - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with skepticism. But as soon as they coax the townspeople into enjoying their delicious products, they are warmly welcomed. Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp star. Auditions for "Godspell" Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8, Tuesday, Jan. 9, and Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Capitol Theatre 159 S. Main St. Chambersburg, Pa. Auditions are open to the community, and roles are available for five men and five women ages 16 and older.
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By ANNE WEATHERHOLT | August 26, 2010
o Read more Anne Weatherholt columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Canal-Apple Days School has started and summer is winding down, which means its time to wind up for Canal-Apple Days. Hancock's 34th annual fall festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19, and includes a parade through town plus lots of vendors, displays of local interest and entertainment, all in Widmeyer Park. Parade participants and vendors are urged to contact the Hancock Lions Club to participate.
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by MARLO BARNHART | July 17, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com After a slow start this year because of the unseasonably wet spring, Wednesday evening church services held in the courtyard of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown are under way. "We have been holding services outdoors during the warm weather months for the past five years," said Kim Tantillo, co-director of music at the 141 S. Potomac St. church. "It's called the Mid-Week Joy and it runs all year at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Rather than picking a start date and end date, Tantillo said a decision is made to move outside each spring when the weather is right.
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November 2, 2000
W.Va. Southern Baptists to convene in Martinsburg By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Up to 400 West Virginia Southern Baptists will gather in Martinsburg this weekend for a state convention, even as the national church movement is split by dissension. One member of the local church that is hosting the convention said he doubts the split will cause a lot of ripples at this convention. "It will be a topic of discussion, but I don't think anything will happen," said Bryan Dugger, 24, youth and education director for the Westview Baptist Church.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 29, 2010
HAGERSTOWN --Steve Gatz showed a crowd a chameleon, a bull frog, a lizard and other animals during a block party at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church on Robinwood Drive Sunday afternoon. Then he needed some help. He looked around for youths who could help him lift a snake out of a plastic box. But this was no small specimen. It was a 14-foot, 130-pound Burmese python, and Gatz and several other people worked to stretch the snake out for spectators to see. "And he's half-grown.
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by JANET HEIM | March 12, 2007
The season of Lent is usually a solemn time of reflection for many churches. One local church sees it as a time for community outreach and is hoping to share the message of the Bible in a different way. The Manor Church of the Brethren near Boonsboro has invited Ted & Lee, a Mennonite comedy team, to perform at Boonsboro High School on Sunday, March 18. Pastor Joy Zepp said she has seen the duo perform at the Brethren Church's national...
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