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By JENNIFER FITCH | | July 28, 2011
The future of several human services programs in Franklin County, Pa., are in limbo because of questions about federal funding, according to the executive director of South Central Community Action Programs Inc. Megan Shreve spoke to the Franklin County Commissioners Thursday about SCCAP's 22 programs, including food pantries, homeless shelters, utility assistance and housing rehabilitation. Some programs such as money skills are being eliminated because of decreased revenue.
November 3, 2009
Hagerstown volunteers are packing shoe box gifts for children in more than 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty through Operation Christmas Child. The program uses tracking technology that allows donors to follow their boxes to destination countries where they will be hand-delivered to children in need. To register shoe box gifts and find out what country they are delivered to, go to . Solliday Oil Company, 325 E. Wilson Blvd, Hagerstown, will serve as a local collection site.
March 6, 2011
Kim Buchanan from the Washington County Community Action Council was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Tri-State Civitan Club. She described some of more than 40 program services provided by CAC in the four-state region. She said CAC was created during President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” program 45 years ago. The club’s focus is helping individuals with disabilities. Tri-State Civitan Club past president Sue Thompson presented a plaque to Jo Ann Hanahan for her 15 years as a member.
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.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | January 25, 2013
Education, transportation, child poverty and alcohol were on the minds of the five Jefferson County representatives who leave for Charleston, W.Va., next month. The five lawmakers met with 115 members of the Jefferson County Chambers of Commerce on Friday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. The county's three representatives to the House of Delegates are Tiffany Lawrence, D-65th, entering her third term, and freshmen Paul Espinosa, R-66th, and Stephen Skinner, D-67th. Also present were State Sens.
January 21, 2009
-JAN. 12, 2009 William H. Frazier Jr., of Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. He was the director of Sabbath Farms Thrift Store that was used to aid in Katrina disaster relief and the Appalachian Poverty Project in eastern Kentucky. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joahn Frazier; two daughters, Allyson C. Drake and Erien L. Frazier; and one son, Adam Frazier. A memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. at the Mosley Complex on the campus of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church.
August 22, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Friends in Action of the Eastern Panhandle, a nonprofit agency that assists low-income families who are working to move out of poverty, was able to give something back to local organizations in the Eastern Panhandle thanks to a book drive called Operation READ WV. Katie Benson, a VISTA volunteer working at Friends in Action in Shepherdstown, approached community organizations that had given FIAEP referrals or support in...
August 12, 2011
Two local students participated in the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) World Leadership Congress during the last week of July in Chicago. Local students were Andrew Smith of McConnellsburg High School in Fulton County, Pa., and Jessica Swarner of St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown. This year's event brought together 402 high school students representing almost all 50 states and 10 countries. Andrew was placed in a group with 11 other students who were from seven other states, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea.
By THAISI H. VELASQUEZ | June 16, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Margaret and Bill Kellers live on a combined income of approximately $7,000 per year. Instead of focusing on high gas prices and rising food costs, they count their blessings, Margaret Kellers said. Those blessings include the "goodies" such as cereal, rice and canned vegetables they receive monthly through Food Resources Inc.'s Brown Bag program. Food Resources is a local food bank warehouse that provides food and other donated items at a small cost to nonprofit agencies.
October 14, 2012
Name: David Scott Gysberts Date of birth: Oct. 28, 1977 Address: 795 Hamilton Blvd., Hagerstown Education: Master of Arts, counseling Occupation: School counselor Party affiliation: Democrat Political experience: Five years on the city planning commission; previous run for mayor in 2009; applied for open council seat in 2006 Q: A significant amount of public taxpayer money over a long period has...
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