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July 17, 2010
Grace Toothman, who was almost 2 at the time, splashes mud in this photo that was taken by her grandmother, Helen Reid, of Jackson Avenue in Hagerstown. The photo was taken about five years ago. Reid discovered it recently when she found a disposable camera that had been in her car all this time.
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August 29, 1999
By BRUCE HAMILTON / Staff Writer photos: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer BROWNSVILLE - Man and machine met mud head-on Sunday as truck after truck plunged into pudding-thick clay for a Brunswick, Md., fire company's fund-raiser. From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., street-legal and souped-up trucks with oversized tires lined up to drive as far as possible into a 300-foot long mud track known as "the pit. " A steel cable hooked to heavy farm equipment helped pull out the ones that got stuck.
NEWS
April 29, 2009
A coed mud volleyball tournament to benefit the Community Free Clinic will be Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hagerstown Regional Airport. The event will be held on Henson Boulevard behind Citi Family Center. For more information or to register a team, call the Community Free Clinic at 301-733-9234 or go to www.cfcwc.com. Registration ends June 12.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | August 12, 1999
BROWNSVILLE - Statewide mandatory water restrictions have been waived for a Frederick County volunteer fire company that wants to use 20,000 gallons of quarry water to stage a mud bog in southern Washington County later this month. [cont. from front page ] Washington County officials, however, want the 11th annual Pleasant Valley Frog Eye Mud Bog delayed indefinitely. David Barnhart, drought coordinator for the Washington County Health Department, waived the restrictions Thursday, paving the way for the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co. to hold its main annual fund-raiser, a muddy truck race, on Aug. 29 at a private farm near Brownsville.
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By CANDICE BOSELY | October 9, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN They started off wearing colorful cycling jerseys Saturday morning, but it wasn't long before they became a monochromatic brown. Thanks to steady rain, mud was a main part of the terrain for a cyclocross bicycle race at South Hagerstown High School, proceeds of which benefited Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley. Around $2,500 was raised. With splotches of dried mud on his face and legs, racer Chris Sellman said after finishing his race that riding in mud is not atypical for cyclocross racers.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 13, 2005
WILLIAMSPORT - The policy for allowing employees to use town equipment outside of their regular work hours is "about as clear as mud," Town Attorney Edward Kuczynski said Monday. From the audience, Town Supervisor Jeff Long said employees sometimes use equipment to do odd jobs - such as repairing sidewalks - for residents and charge 60 percent to 70 percent of what contractors might charge. Mayor James G. McCleaf II said the practice was in place before he took office, so he allowed it to continue.
NEWS
October 8, 2005
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. The Rolling Stones once sang a hit entitled "You Can't Always Get What You Want. " Although Mick Jagger and Berkeley Springs football coach Angelo Luvara probably have little in common, Friday night's 31-0 win over Sidwell Friends proved another line of that rock song true. "You get what you need. " Cody Hess woke up a lethargic offense, sloshing through ankle-deep mud 32 times for 231 yards and three touchdowns as the Indians righted the ship in grand fashion.
NEWS
October 20, 2007
Jymeisha Castle shows her muddy hands Friday after playing in the mud and mulch near her Halfway Manor home. Before evening storms rolled through the area, Friday's rainfall wasn't enough, so Jymeisha made her own mud.
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By GREG SIMMONS | August 2, 1999
There weren't many people at the Ag Expo Sunday who didn't have mud on their clothes. A 20-minute downpour soaked the grounds at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center at 2 p.m., leaving slick mud and puddles the size of wading pools. [cont. from front page ] Adults and children had mud and straw caked to the soles of their shoes. Some children took off their shoes as they splashed in muddy water that came almost halfway up their calves; some left their shoes on to wade in the mudholes.
NEWS
December 2, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photos: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer WAYNESBORO. Pa. - Burns Cabin, Waynesboro's oldest and most well-known building, has for the last year been mostly a pile of rubble on the hill overlooking East Main Street and Roadside Avenue. Now it's looking like a building once again. [ cont. from news page ] Burns Cabin, or Bourns Cabin, depending on which history one reads, was built in 1780 by John Burns, a local blacksmith and sawmill owner, as a school house for his 11 children.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | September 7, 2013
Maybe they were the ones who sat for hours in the backyard making mud pies as girls. Maybe even as those little girls grew up, the visceral appeal of playing in dirt and water just never quit calling. On Saturday morning, around 1,000 women of all ages answered the call, running, sliding and sometimes even diving head-on into muck and grime, all the while grinning, whooping and hollering, at the Muddy Mamas Mud Run. Girls on the Run of Washington County and Girls Inc. of Washington County partnered to host the run, which ran approximately 5 kilometers across the grounds of the Washington County Agricultural Education Center and included 15 - mostly muddy - obstacles.
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LIFESTYLE
August 5, 2013
 Muddy Mamas Mud Run will take place Saturday, Sept. 7, at Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Proceeds will go to Girls Inc. of Washington County and Girls on the Run of Washington County The mud run is for women and girls only. Teams, families and individuals can participate. The event has obstacles of all kinds but is noncompetitive and will not be timed. Runners must be 10 years old. Anyone younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver online during the registration process.
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Alicia Notarianni | Making Ends Meet | July 11, 2013
The plan was to take a van full of kids swimming at an area lake today. At the moment, the world is wet, the sky is gray, and the online hourly weather forecast seems to laugh at me. No one likes being laughed at. But I've learned over the years not to waste a lot of time fighting battles I can't win. So while I could put on my galoshes and shake my fists at the sky, I'm thinking of asking the great firmament if we can be friends. Sort of inviting it for a play date, or asking if she would like to dance.
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Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | July 8, 2013
The Girls On the Run organization, in conjunction with Girls Inc. of Washington County, will hold an obstacle course mud run. The unique thing about the event is that is it for women only. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike. There are already more than 200 people signed up to participate, and there are still openings for more participants.  To register, go to www.muddymamasmudrun.com . Dodgeball tournament planned for Saturday A dodgeball tournament will be Saturday at Hagerstown Regional Airport.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | May 22, 2011
Dark clouds rolled over Greenbrier State Park Sunday afternoon, raindrops splattering helmets and leaving streaks down muddy calves, but the racers at the starting line didn’t seem to notice. In a mountain bike race, mud is just another obstacle, said pro racer Wes Schempf, 34, of Rockville, Md. Schempf was one of hundreds of mountain bike racers from throughout the region to participate in the eighth annual Greenbrier Challenge, a major cycling event organized by the Potomac Velo Club and sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | April 25, 2011
Teams are forming for the 2011 Mud Volleyball Tournament to benefit the Community Free Clinic of Washington County.    There will be playoffs for competitive and noncompetitive teams, as well as player sponsorship prizes. Space is limited. For more information, call 301-733-9234 or go to www.cfcwc.com . Puppy Luau The Animal Clinic of Funkstown will hold its annual Puppy Luau Tuesday, June 21, the first official day of summer.  The event begins at 6:30 p.m.   For more information, go to www.funkstownvet.com . Basket bingo The Funkstown Lions Club will hold a basket bingo Sunday at Funkstown Fire Hall.
NEWS
August 4, 2010
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP claimed a key milestone Wednesday in the effort to plug its blown-out well as a government report said much of the spilled oil is gone, heartening officials who have taken heat during the tricky cleanup but leaving some Gulf Coast residents skeptical. BP PLC reported that mud forced down the well overnight was pushing the crude back down to its source for the first time since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded off Louisiana on April 20, killing 11 workers.
NEWS
August 3, 2010
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) -- In a significant step toward stopping the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP said Wednesday mud that was forced down its blown-out well was holding back the flow of crude in the Gulf of Mexico and it was in a "static condition. " Workers stopped pumping mud in after about eight hours of their "static kill" procedure and were monitoring the well to ensure it remained stable, BP said. "It's a milestone," BP PLC spokeswoman Sheila Williams said.
NEWS
July 17, 2010
Grace Toothman, who was almost 2 at the time, splashes mud in this photo that was taken by her grandmother, Helen Reid, of Jackson Avenue in Hagerstown. The photo was taken about five years ago. Reid discovered it recently when she found a disposable camera that had been in her car all this time.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- BP kept pumping heavy mud into its blown-out well beneath the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, but the company's chief executive cautioned it will be two more days before anyone knows if the latest fix attempt will end the uncontrolled flow of crude that has already become the worst oil spill in U.S. history. BP CEO Tony Hayward had projected a resolution to the so-called "top kill" as soon as Thursday afternoon, but an 18-hour delay in the injection of heavyweight mud scuttled those plans.
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