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By ERIN JULIUS | November 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Tim Bearese, 24, lived without indoor plumbing for two years. His diet during that time consisted primarily of tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, rice and pasta. By the end of his stint with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, a country in west Africa, Bearese was a little homesick for Hagerstown, he said. Bearese, a 2001 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, studied Latin American history and Spanish at the University of Maryland, graduating in 2005. He then decided to try something new, and when the Peace Corps offered to send him to Africa and teach him French, Bearese jumped at the chance.
BREAKINGNEWS
January 18, 2011
R. Sargent Shriver, the Kennedy in-law who was Peace Corps director in John F. Kennedy's administration and George McGovern's running-mate in 1972, has died. Anthony Kennedy Shriver said his father died Tuesday after being hospitalzed for several days. He was 95. Sargent Shriver married Eunice Kennedy in 1953. She died in August 2009 at age 88. Anthony Shriver says his father is "with my mom now. " While best known for his family connections, Shriver also was notable as the Peace Corps' first director and then as the leader of President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty.
NEWS
By ANDREA ROWLAND | February 13, 2000
HANCOCK - Paul Capcara once rode, paddled and hiked 34 hours to get to work. His commute is shorter now. The former Peace Corps participant only has to drive from his home in Hedgesville, W.Va., to 130 W. High St. in Hancock to assume his duties there as executive director of the Tri-State Community Health Center. Capcara, 35, took the post Jan. 3, replacing William Wood. Wood built a solid organization and strong management systems, and Capcara hopes to keep the "community driven" health center on its steady course of providing low-cost, high-quality health care to the people of Hancock, he said.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 21, 2006
BOONSBORO - At almost 17, Maura James has made her life's plans. She wants to attend American University and study the world. Next, she'll volunteer in Africa with the Peace Corps. After that, she'd like to work for the U.S. Department of State. "My goal is to make a difference," she said. For now, that means altruism at Boonsboro High School, where she's a junior and president of the Service Club. The club had a dance marathon that raised about $1,200, which was split evenly between the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina victims and for club member Brittany Neville, who has aplastic anemia, a bone-marrow disorder.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | April 25, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- They put in more than 41,000 hours of volunteer service at Washington County Hospital, Robinwood Medical Center and the Repeat Performance Thrift Shop, and through fundraising and other community commitments. With that in mind, Mitch Towe, director of volunteer services for Washington County Health System, was delighted that about 120 volunteers were able to attend the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day, held Monday at Robinwood Medical Center during National Volunteer Week.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | April 26, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - They put in more than 41,000 hours of volunteer service at Washington County Hospital, Robinwood Medical Center and the Repeat Performance Thrift Shop, and through fundraising and other community commitments. With that in mind, Mitch Towe, director of volunteer services for Washington County Health System, was delighted that about 120 volunteers were able to attend the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day, held Monday at Robinwood Medical Center during National Volunteer Week.
NEWS
February 20, 2001
Mail Call for 2/20 "When the guys says that the people in jail get an education, that's not the only thing they get. They get free food, medical and dental. Yeah, I work in there, and I see it all the time, and they still complain. So, it is bad that you can get an education in prison easier than you can outside. Bye now. " "This is Roxie, and there was a thing in the paper from Mail Call wanting to know where I was. You can reach me still in Williamsport under my name 'R' and my last name; same place I've always been.
NEWS
November 23, 2006
It has been more than 40 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. Americans who lived through the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 will never forget where they were when they first heard that terrible news. So it is for those who were living when JFK died. For many who did not experience his time in office - and for some who did - what they remember is the tabloid-style gossip about his dalliances with women to whom he was not married.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 25, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Soon after the school year begins, the county's newest elementary school will have Washington County Public Schools' only Volunteer Maryland Coordinator. The coordinator position is a one-year pilot program that school system Development Coordinator Terri Baker said officials hope eventually will benefit all public schools. The volunteer coordinator will encourage people to volunteer at Rockland Woods Elementary School, south of Hagerstown, and also develop partnerships with the local business community.
OPINION
May 27, 2013
Volunteers could save money for county's airport To the editor: President John F. Kennedy said it best: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask  what you can do for your country.” That was the beginning of VISTA, the Peace Corps, and a host of other volunteer organizations. The primary search-and-rescue organization for lost aircraft in the U.S. since World War II has been the Civil Air Patrol, an all-volunteer corps. The Washington County Humane Society relies heavily on its volunteer corps to perform its mission.
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OPINION
May 27, 2013
Volunteers could save money for county's airport To the editor: President John F. Kennedy said it best: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask  what you can do for your country.” That was the beginning of VISTA, the Peace Corps, and a host of other volunteer organizations. The primary search-and-rescue organization for lost aircraft in the U.S. since World War II has been the Civil Air Patrol, an all-volunteer corps. The Washington County Humane Society relies heavily on its volunteer corps to perform its mission.
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NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 16, 2012
His left sleeve is empty and he wears a patch over one eye, but Clebe McClary has not let the injuries he received more than four decades ago in Vietnam dampen his spirit. The Christian motivational speaker was the guest speaker Saturday night at the Bible Brethren Church father-son banquet, regaling a room of about 100 sons, fathers and grandfathers with a mixture of humor and inspiration. Patrick Cleburne “Clebe” McClary was a young Marine Corps lieutenant leading a platoon on a reconnaissance patrol when his unit was ambushed.
BREAKINGNEWS
January 18, 2011
R. Sargent Shriver, the Kennedy in-law who was Peace Corps director in John F. Kennedy's administration and George McGovern's running-mate in 1972, has died. Anthony Kennedy Shriver said his father died Tuesday after being hospitalzed for several days. He was 95. Sargent Shriver married Eunice Kennedy in 1953. She died in August 2009 at age 88. Anthony Shriver says his father is "with my mom now. " While best known for his family connections, Shriver also was notable as the Peace Corps' first director and then as the leader of President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 25, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Soon after the school year begins, the county's newest elementary school will have Washington County Public Schools' only Volunteer Maryland Coordinator. The coordinator position is a one-year pilot program that school system Development Coordinator Terri Baker said officials hope eventually will benefit all public schools. The volunteer coordinator will encourage people to volunteer at Rockland Woods Elementary School, south of Hagerstown, and also develop partnerships with the local business community.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | April 26, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - They put in more than 41,000 hours of volunteer service at Washington County Hospital, Robinwood Medical Center and the Repeat Performance Thrift Shop, and through fundraising and other community commitments. With that in mind, Mitch Towe, director of volunteer services for Washington County Health System, was delighted that about 120 volunteers were able to attend the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day, held Monday at Robinwood Medical Center during National Volunteer Week.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | April 25, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- They put in more than 41,000 hours of volunteer service at Washington County Hospital, Robinwood Medical Center and the Repeat Performance Thrift Shop, and through fundraising and other community commitments. With that in mind, Mitch Towe, director of volunteer services for Washington County Health System, was delighted that about 120 volunteers were able to attend the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day, held Monday at Robinwood Medical Center during National Volunteer Week.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | November 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Tim Bearese, 24, lived without indoor plumbing for two years. His diet during that time consisted primarily of tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, rice and pasta. By the end of his stint with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, a country in west Africa, Bearese was a little homesick for Hagerstown, he said. Bearese, a 2001 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, studied Latin American history and Spanish at the University of Maryland, graduating in 2005. He then decided to try something new, and when the Peace Corps offered to send him to Africa and teach him French, Bearese jumped at the chance.
NEWS
November 23, 2006
It has been more than 40 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. Americans who lived through the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 will never forget where they were when they first heard that terrible news. So it is for those who were living when JFK died. For many who did not experience his time in office - and for some who did - what they remember is the tabloid-style gossip about his dalliances with women to whom he was not married.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 21, 2006
BOONSBORO - At almost 17, Maura James has made her life's plans. She wants to attend American University and study the world. Next, she'll volunteer in Africa with the Peace Corps. After that, she'd like to work for the U.S. Department of State. "My goal is to make a difference," she said. For now, that means altruism at Boonsboro High School, where she's a junior and president of the Service Club. The club had a dance marathon that raised about $1,200, which was split evenly between the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina victims and for club member Brittany Neville, who has aplastic anemia, a bone-marrow disorder.
NEWS
February 20, 2001
Mail Call for 2/20 "When the guys says that the people in jail get an education, that's not the only thing they get. They get free food, medical and dental. Yeah, I work in there, and I see it all the time, and they still complain. So, it is bad that you can get an education in prison easier than you can outside. Bye now. " "This is Roxie, and there was a thing in the paper from Mail Call wanting to know where I was. You can reach me still in Williamsport under my name 'R' and my last name; same place I've always been.
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