April 10, 1997
Low-maintenance hairstyles are in this season By TERI JOHNSON Staff Writer Last fall Rose Yontz decided to let her hair down. She told her stylist, Drue Steerman of Tangles Hair Salon in Martinsburg, W.Va., to cut off her shoulder-length tresses. "I just told Drue to take it off, as short as she could get it," says Yontz, 48, of Martinsburg. "I was tired of it being long. " With each salon visit, her hair gets a little shorter. "It's much easier to take care of; it pretty much falls in place," she says.
February 26, 1999
Rita Downs will be missed To the editor: With profound interest and sadness, we read the recent article in the Herald-Mail concerning the retirement of Rita Downs after 20 years of faithful service to Reps. Byron and Barlett and citizens in Maryland's 6th Congressional District. Permit us to append some personal observations to complete the narrative. After many years of social and business intercourse, we found Rita to be extraordinarily intelligent, well-versed in local and national affairs, an attentive listener and effective problem-solver.
March 12, 2005
In tribute to the 140th Anniversary Celebration of the Washington County Board of Education and in recognition of National School Counseling Week, I talked with long-time school counselor Bob Lochbaum of North Hagerstown High School to learn about how the careers of counselors have changed over the years. Lochbaum, who is in his 47th year of employment with the Washington County Public Schools, has a career that spans nearly one-third of the history of the system and two full-generations of students - a phenomenal accomplishment.
July 22, 2012
It's hard to admit, but boy, am I getting old. I need glasses to read. Fiber isn't just the threads that make my clothes anymore. My idea of partying is now hitting a buffet line or waiting with the masses at Sonic. My greatest fear has also come true. You know this one. You say something and then stop in your tracks. You realize you sounded just like your parents. And then you cringe. One of the topics my elders would always discuss was the future of our country.
February 19, 1997
Retired teacher sees a need for children's books that promote the values her ancestors lived by By KATE COLEMAN Staff Writer Timing is everything. Gen. George B. McClellan didn't immediately pursue the retreating Confederate forces after the battle of Antietam. His delay cost him his command. Author Myrtle Long Haldeman's timing is good. Her children's book, "Cassie: The Girl With the Hero's Heart," just has been released. It tells the story of an 11-year-old girl and her family in the months surrounding the battle of Antietam.
December 8, 2009
Maine coon cat missing Lost - Tortoiseshell Maine coon cat with long hair. Where - The cat was lost on Abbey Lane in Hagerstown. When - The cat was lost Sunday. Description - The female cat named Kaluha is 19 years old and weighs 12 pounds. She has been spayed. Phone number - If you find this cat, call 240-291-7507.
April 25, 2013
Cats Adult domestic long hair, gender unknown, charcoal and white, found on Johnson Terrace in Smithsburg Adult domestic medium hair, female, gray, found on Taulton Lane in Knoxville For more information, call the Humane Society of Washington County at 301-733-2060.
February 25, 2007
On Dec. 13, Shannon Nichols, 9, had 10 inches of her red hair cut off to donate to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that uses donated hair to make hairpieces for children who have lost their own hair. "I like my long hair but other kids need hair more than I do," said Shannon, a fourth-grader at Lincolnshire Elementary School. Wendy Payne cut Shannon's hair at the J.C. Penney hair salon.
April 11, 2008
Lost - Adult cat. Where - The cat was lost on Cherry Tree Circle in the North End. When - The cat has been missing since Saturday. Description - The male cat is mostly white but has some orange. The long hair cat was wearing a faded blue harness. It has not been neutered. The cat is described as small. Phone number - Call 301-739-4109 if you see this cat.