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By TRISH RUDDER | trishr@herald-mail.com | April 23, 2012
The new War Memorial Hospital on Fairview Drive will open to the public Saturday, hospital officials said Monday. Despite the drizzling rain and cold temperature, more than 250 people - many in winter coats - attended Monday's dedication ceremony for the new hospital. A tour of the new building followed the ceremony, which was held under a tent in front of the south entrance.  As part of the dedication ceremony, an American flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., was raised next to the main entrance by members of the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing.
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OBITUARIES
March 29, 2012
Josefine Vogler Huber, 97, a resident of Quincy Village and formerly of 12122 Old Pen Mar Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in the nursing home. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.
OBITUARIES
March 27, 2012
Anna E. Teeter Brindle, 98, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the nursing home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service will be at noon Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. 
NEWS
March 25, 2012
 The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold an AARP driver-safety program Wednesday, April 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Reeders Nursing Home, 141 S. Main St. in Boonsboro. The instructor is William Baschke Jr. The class is designed to help drivers improve their skills. The course costs $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Checks should be made payable to AARP. For more information, call Judy Brewer at 301-790-0275, ext. 220.
LIFESTYLE
March 21, 2012
Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown celebrated the first day of spring by taking its residents across Pennsylvania Avenue for free ice treats at Rita's Italian Ice. Brandy Beard, activity director at the nursing home, said the rain held off long enough for the staff and residents to make it to Rita's for its free Italian Ice, which was Rita's first-day-of-spring promotion. Coffman had a total of 25 residents make the trip Tuesday. Family members, staff and volunteers partnered one-on-one with the nursing home residents and wheeled them across Pennsylvania Avenue to Rita's Italian Ice. Two Hagerstown Police Department auxiliary police officers escorted the group to Rita's and back, stopping traffic for the group to cross safely.
NEWS
March 12, 2012
Mr. Scottie R. Mellott Sr., 79, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, and formerly of 342 Tyrone St., Greencastle, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the nursing home. He had been in failing health for the past several years. Born Aug. 21, 1932, in Mercersburg, he was the son of the late Earl H. and Pauline (Bryan) Mellott. He attended Mercersburg schools. Mr. Mellott served with the United States Army during the Korean War. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant and served as a paratrooper and Master Drill Sergeant.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2012
A patient at NMS Healthcare on Marsh Pike has been charged with second-degree rape after he allegedly assaulted an 89-year-old female patient at the nursing home Friday, according to Washington County District Court records. Lamont Patrick Stafford, 38, was being held Monday in the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said. Stafford also is charged with second- and third-degree sex offense and second-degree assault, according to court records. Deputy Timothy L. Atwell of the Washington County Sheriff's Office wrote in the statement of probable cause that he responded to NMS Healthcare at 14014 Marsh Pike on Friday for a reported sex offense and talked to Barbara Ellen Sweeney, the facility's nursing director.
NEWS
February 19, 2012
Mikaela Wesmiller of Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 40652 from the Pleasant Valley area recently completed the requirements to receive her Gold Award.   The award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, she spent more than 80 hours planning and coordinating a dance for the residents at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. On Dec. 10,  the nursing home residents, employees and guests gathered in the Joseph Hannah Room dressed in their Sunday best for an event they will remember for years to come.  Mikaela entertained more than 40 attendees with music and decorations from the past.
OBITUARIES
February 14, 2012
Sandra Lee Kahn, 60, a resident of NMS Nursing Home in Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at the nursing home. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa.
OBITUARIES
January 29, 2012
Ellen E. “Elkie” Reid, 85, a resident of Quincy Village and formerly of 70 E. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the nursing home. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. 
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