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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | April 23, 2011
When Sophie Warren says her prayers at night, the room often starts to tremble. "I would like to say it's because of my powerful connection to God," she smiled. But it's all about location. Warren lives in a two-room apartment near a long stretch of railroad tracks. "It's not much, but it's home," she said. "Many people have no place to live. I know I'm blessed. " Although she's unemployed and has health problems, Warren, 55, said she tries to stay positive.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | January 20, 2011
Luncheon planned Greater Campher Temple will hold a luncheon Saturday at Bethel Gardens Community Center, 356 Henry Drive in Hagerstown. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu includes fried chicken, green beans, potato salad, cake and drinks. The lunch costs $8. It will be eat in or carry out. To have the food delivered, call 240-217-9581. The event is sponsored by the Pastor's Aide Committee. Community outreach On Thursday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Commission on Aging will host an outreach event at the Bethel Gardens Community Center.
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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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November 21, 2009
State Farm Insurance Companies donated $5,000 to Children's Village of Washington County on Nov. 4. The money will be used to fund programs that use uniformed firefighters and police officers to teach fire, traffic, water, pedestrian and other personal safety skills to county elementary students. Nearly 2,000 second-graders in Washington County attend the center each school year. Annual family outreach is estimated at 10,000. An annual open house draws another 2,000 people to the center.
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May 3, 2009
Ringgold Church of Christ has been working with Diamond Willow Ministries to provide a team of 16 to 20 adults and teens for summer outreach programs. Six Smithsburg High School students and one home-schooled student will be returning this summer to the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in Fort Thompson, S.D. Scheduled to make the trip are Bryan Johnson, Sami Kretzer, Shawna Kelly, Emily Hargreaves, Ashley Fergueson, Kortney Morral, Steve Kretzer and team leader John Hills. For more information, go to www.ringgoldchurch.
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March 11, 2009
The president and CEO of the Maryland Banking Association talked about the condition of Maryland banks Wednesday during the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce's Eggs and Issues breakfast at Duffy's on Potomac. Banks headquartered in Maryland increased loans by 12 percent from 2007 to 2008 and remain "well capitalized" based on regulatory guidelines, according to information provided by Kathleen M. Murphy. The Maryland banking industry is working to move the state out of the existing economic challenges, in part, by making loans to credit-worthy borrowers and providing federal education outreach to students and adults, according to the information Murphy provided.
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March 10, 2009
MAY 28, 1958-MARCH 9, 2009 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Kathy LuAnn Warren, 50, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Monday, March 9, 2009, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born May 28, 1958, in Rogersville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Guy Warren of Baltimore and the late Virgie Ann McPeak Warren. She was a 1976 graduate of Western High School in Baltimore and attended Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. She worked as a missionary with Outreach to Asia Nationals, Winchester, Va. She served in the U.S. Air Force.
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By JANET HEIM | October 4, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - It's been a journey through higher education, career changes and long-distance moves that finally led Katherine Cooker back to Washington County and a job that combines her love of animals with her experience. Cooker, 49, has been the manager of development and public relations for the Humane Society of Washington County for two years. "I love animals, always have. It's work, but it's such a good feeling," Cooker said of her full-time job. An only child, she was born in England and lived there until she was 9 or 10. Her father, who was in the U.S. Navy, took a job at Patuxent River Naval Station and the family settled in Hagerstown.
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By JANET HEIM | October 3, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- It's been a journey through higher education, career changes and long-distance moves that finally led Katherine Cooker back to Washington County and a job that combines her love of animals with her experience. Cooker, 49, has been the manager of development and public relations for the Humane Society of Washington County for two years. "I love animals, always have. It's work, but it's such a good feeling," Cooker said of her full-time job. An only child, she was born in England and lived there until she was 9 or 10. Her father, who was in the U.S. Navy, took a job at Patuxent River Naval Station and the family settled in Hagerstown.
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By MARIE GILBERT | September 28, 2008
The T-shirts, buttons and banners tell of their allegiance. They are supporters of Barack Obama. Some previously had worked for Hillary Clinton, others had been undecided. But now, they firmly are in the Illinois senator's corner. They are Women for Obama - a grass-roots effort to connect women with information about the Democratic presidential candidate and his position on issues. "We want people to learn as much as they can about Barack Obama," said Lucretia Jefferson, chairwoman of the local organization.
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