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by JANET HEIM | November 16, 2006
In her lifetime, Ethel Seibert was married to a World War I veteran, struggled through the Depression after losing her job and had three brothers who served in World War II and returned home. As she counts down the days until her 100th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 18, Seibert shared some of the events that shaped her life. She said she has always been a hard worker and liked to be active, until osteoarthritis slowed her down. A resident of Coffman Nursing Home for the past few years, Seibert said she was born in Meadow Mountain, Md., in Garrett County, the oldest of 10 children.
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by KAREN HANNA | July 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Years after he sold the family farm and hit the road with his wife, Arthur Samuel Fouche continued to nurture a love of the land. Farming was an important part of the Fouche legacy, three of his children said Sunday. "It was in his blood. He grew up on a farm," said daughter Melanie Fouche, 52, of Hagerstown. Arthur Samuel Fouche, who sold his Holstein cattle farm almost 30 years ago, died Saturday at Washington County Hospital at the age of 83. He was injured June 22 in an automobile accident.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 26, 2008
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- "There are angels watching over us," Susan Davis said Wednesday night. And the late Margaret Zinn Dailey is one for the Eastern Panhandle's regional 4-H camp west of Hedgesville. When Dailey of Charles Town, W.Va., passed away in 2004 at the age of 98, she bequeathed a percent of her estate to Camp Frame 4-H Camp Association. Davis, the association president, said she never expected to see a check for $595,000. "Oh my gosh ... ecstasy ... we were just shocked," Davis recalled Wednesday.
NEWS
April 27, 1999
How do you read a palm? Palmistry is the practice of foretelling the future by examining the lines and marks on the human hand, according to the World Book Encyclopedia. In palmistry, the fleshy parts of the palm, at the base of the thumb and fingers and on the side of the hand are called mounts. The mounts are named for Apollo, the god of the sun in Greek mythology; the moon; and the planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and Mars. A well-developed, fleshy mount supposedly means a person has the characteristics associated with that mount.
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September 22, 2000
100 years of memories By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer WILLIAMSPORT - Ruth Wiley got soaked when her husband, "Skinny," couldn't figure out the convertible top on the couple's brand new Model T Ford. The lifelong Williamsport resident relished watching the canal boats maneuver through locks on the C&O Canal. She loved riding the train to Sharpsburg and the trolley to Hagerstown. A staunch Democrat, Wiley has voted in every presidential election since the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 11, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - Emma Dillon said she thinks the secret of long life is being happy. "And as long as I'm happy, I want to stay here," Emma said just two days after turning 100 years old at Williamsport Retirement Village. A native of Indiana, Emma said she and her brother and sister moved around a lot when she was younger because her father was not only a contractor but also a Bible worker. "I worked in nursing for about 30 years," she said. Emma added that she thinks she has been living in Maryland for the last 30 years but she isn't sure.
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By HEATHER KEELS | June 23, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - At 100 years old, Mildred Sellers might not have recognized all of the guests who gathered at the Eagles Club on Sunday to celebrate her milestone birthday, but plenty of people around town recognize her. For years, Sellers was a fixture at the Red Men club in Williamsport, where she and her boyfriend, Harry Witmer, had a regular table, said her daughter-in-law, Scherry Sellers of Hagerstown. Older residents might remember her from the restaurant she ran with her sister, Friendly Lunch on West Washington Street, or Troy Laundry, where she worked for 45 years, Scherry Sellers said.
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by MARLO BARNHART | September 6, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com Not one for a lot of hoopla, Mary Shank thought she was going to observe her 103rd birthday quietly Thursday evening at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge No. 378 Bargain Bingo night. But she had to "work" for her cake and ice cream - she called the first bingo game for the room full of players, friends and family. "I come here once a week to play," Mary said. "And I also play in Clear Spring - they had a party for me there, too, last weekend. " Mary insists she plays bingo strictly for fun but she did win a $500 prize recently in Clear Spring.
NEWS
January 29, 2012
Helen Clark recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Homewood at Williamsport. She lives in an independent-living apartment at Homewood, where she enjoys hobbies such as knitting, embroidery and crossword puzzles.   Clark was born Jan. 4, 1912, in Jersey City, N.J., and was the third child of six in her family. She recalls many important events throughout her life and vividly remembers the headline “Lusitania Ship Sinks.”  She also remembers a trip she took with her grandmother when she was 5 years old.  Her uncle was a sailor going to Germany during World War I and they stood along the Hudson River to wave as his ship passed.
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By BOB PARASILITI | October 29, 2008
At the pinnacle of his athletic career, Steve Fitzhugh played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and went to Super Bowl XXII. But by his estimates, he reached those heights because he joined the only real winning team early in life -- the one that plays for the glory of God. Fitzhugh, an NFL player-turned-motivational speaker, spoke of turmoil and challenges in his early life that all changed when "someone introduced me to God" and compared those...
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | August 25, 2012
Shirley Fout Miller was a walking medical miracle. She contracted tuberculosis at age 12 from her mother, about seven years after Shirley's younger sister and only sibling, Joan, died of diphtheria at age 5 in 1931. Shirley was not expected to live more than a few months. She spent the next 11 years recovering, in and out of the Maryland State Sanatorium near Sabillasville, Md. It was while battling TB that she developed her “incredible faith,” said daughter Holly Miller, who lives near Philadelphia.
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January 29, 2012
Helen Clark recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Homewood at Williamsport. She lives in an independent-living apartment at Homewood, where she enjoys hobbies such as knitting, embroidery and crossword puzzles.   Clark was born Jan. 4, 1912, in Jersey City, N.J., and was the third child of six in her family. She recalls many important events throughout her life and vividly remembers the headline “Lusitania Ship Sinks.”  She also remembers a trip she took with her grandmother when she was 5 years old.  Her uncle was a sailor going to Germany during World War I and they stood along the Hudson River to wave as his ship passed.
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By LLOYD "PETE" WATERS | December 28, 2008
There is a story which comes from ancient Japan about a tiny village at the base of a tall mountain called Mount Narayama. In this village, so the story goes, when an elderly parent reaches the age of 70, it is the responsibility of the eldest son to carry on his back the aging parent to the top of Mount Narayama. There he leaves the parent to die in the cruel elements at the peak of the mountain. How should a society care and prepare for an aging population? The demographic statistics associated with this dilemma should be concerning to the American public.
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By BOB PARASILITI | October 29, 2008
At the pinnacle of his athletic career, Steve Fitzhugh played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and went to Super Bowl XXII. But by his estimates, he reached those heights because he joined the only real winning team early in life -- the one that plays for the glory of God. Fitzhugh, an NFL player-turned-motivational speaker, spoke of turmoil and challenges in his early life that all changed when "someone introduced me to God" and compared those...
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 26, 2008
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- "There are angels watching over us," Susan Davis said Wednesday night. And the late Margaret Zinn Dailey is one for the Eastern Panhandle's regional 4-H camp west of Hedgesville. When Dailey of Charles Town, W.Va., passed away in 2004 at the age of 98, she bequeathed a percent of her estate to Camp Frame 4-H Camp Association. Davis, the association president, said she never expected to see a check for $595,000. "Oh my gosh ... ecstasy ... we were just shocked," Davis recalled Wednesday.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | June 23, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - At 100 years old, Mildred Sellers might not have recognized all of the guests who gathered at the Eagles Club on Sunday to celebrate her milestone birthday, but plenty of people around town recognize her. For years, Sellers was a fixture at the Red Men club in Williamsport, where she and her boyfriend, Harry Witmer, had a regular table, said her daughter-in-law, Scherry Sellers of Hagerstown. Older residents might remember her from the restaurant she ran with her sister, Friendly Lunch on West Washington Street, or Troy Laundry, where she worked for 45 years, Scherry Sellers said.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | November 16, 2006
In her lifetime, Ethel Seibert was married to a World War I veteran, struggled through the Depression after losing her job and had three brothers who served in World War II and returned home. As she counts down the days until her 100th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 18, Seibert shared some of the events that shaped her life. She said she has always been a hard worker and liked to be active, until osteoarthritis slowed her down. A resident of Coffman Nursing Home for the past few years, Seibert said she was born in Meadow Mountain, Md., in Garrett County, the oldest of 10 children.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 26, 2006
BUCK VALLEY, Pa. - Augusta Schetrompf probably would be the first to admit she has slowed down a little since she put together her stunning 50-state quilt about 10 years ago. After all, she was only 91 then. It might have been her last quilt, but it wasn't her first. She has been quilting for more years than she can remember. On Sept. 26, Augusta turned 101. She welcomed friends and family to her home north of Hancock and enjoyed gifts, including several arrangements of fall flowers.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 11, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - Emma Dillon said she thinks the secret of long life is being happy. "And as long as I'm happy, I want to stay here," Emma said just two days after turning 100 years old at Williamsport Retirement Village. A native of Indiana, Emma said she and her brother and sister moved around a lot when she was younger because her father was not only a contractor but also a Bible worker. "I worked in nursing for about 30 years," she said. Emma added that she thinks she has been living in Maryland for the last 30 years but she isn't sure.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | July 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Years after he sold the family farm and hit the road with his wife, Arthur Samuel Fouche continued to nurture a love of the land. Farming was an important part of the Fouche legacy, three of his children said Sunday. "It was in his blood. He grew up on a farm," said daughter Melanie Fouche, 52, of Hagerstown. Arthur Samuel Fouche, who sold his Holstein cattle farm almost 30 years ago, died Saturday at Washington County Hospital at the age of 83. He was injured June 22 in an automobile accident.
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