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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | November 29, 2012
For many people who bought Powerball tickets before Wednesday night's $587.5 million drawing, two bucks might seem like a small investment. For some, that's what it is, but others see playing the lottery as gambling that, in some cases, could fuel an addiction. “I buy a ticket once a week, but I know how to handle it,” said Serita Cooper of Hagerstown. “I'm not addicted to it. I don't have to have it every day.” For others, the urge to buy lottery tickets could be an addiction, just as playing table games or slots can be, said Richard Benchoff, program director of Wells House Inc. in Hagerstown, which provides treatment to men with addictions.
NEWS
December 29, 2008
Caregivers forum Washington County CARES Caregivers Forum will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Ravenwood Assisted Living. Cindy Brown, program director at Otterbein United Methodist Church will present, "How Can I Organize My Life When I'm too Tired to Brush My Teeth. " Lunch costs $5. For information, call Sheri Evans at 301-791-9221, ext. 213. Caregiving is available.
NEWS
July 31, 2010
The Rev. Ann Boyd, rector of St. John's Episcopal Parish in Hagerstown, presented a check for $5,000 to Robin Roberson, director of the Community Free Clinic of Washington County and Adam Roberson, program director of the clinic. The money was raised at the Parish Mayfest wine tasting and dinner. Another $5,000 raised at the same event was presented to St. John's Parish Pre School. Deanna Soulis and Ivor Knight, co-chairpersons of the Mayfest event, were also on hand for the presentation.
EDUCATION
September 24, 2012
The administration at Broadfording Christian Academy recognizes that children are not all the same, and for some children to reach their full potential, their unique needs, abilities and learning styles need to be identified and nurtured in the learning process. The school offers a variety of specialized instruction through its HOPE program, Orton-Gillingham tutoring program and Autism Spectrum Disorders Program. The HOPE program offers a variety of services to students. Search and Teach is an intervention designed to identify academic difficulties in kindergarten and first grade.  NILD Educational Therapy is an intervention for students in grades three to 12 with a diagnosed learning disability.
EDUCATION
April 24, 2012
Wilson College will hold information sessions for those interested in its Teacher Intern Program, which allows anyone with a bachelor's degree to become certified to teach at the elementary or secondary levels. Unless otherwise noted, sessions will begin at 7 p.m. at the following locations: • Wednesday, West York High School, Auditorium, West York, Pa. • May 9, Carlisle High School, Fowler Technical Center, Carlisle, Pa. • May 15, 5:30 p.m., Wilson College's Hankey Center • May 23, Gettysburg High School Auditorium, Gettysburg, Pa. • May 30, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)
NEWS
June 9, 2003
Kids need your help To the editor: In 1998, The Frances Leiter Center opened a satellite counseling facility at the Waynesboro (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. The support of this constituent church has made it possible for our agency to provide counseling services to children and teens in the Waynesboro area. We began with a therapist providing a few hours of play therapy each week. Now the satellite employs two therapists and an office support staff person over 24 hours a week.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | April 29, 2007
Once a "one-way" person - caring only for himself - Kevin Collins found his Christian faith and went to work at REACH. Both, he said, have made him a more tolerant and compassionate person. For more than a year, the retired correctional officer has worked as coordinator of services for REACH and program director for the group's Faith In Action program. On a daily basis, Collins organizes about 30 volunteers to give rides to people needing transportation to and from doctors' appointments.
NEWS
April 18, 2005
BB&T Bank Susan Dellinger recently was named vice president and regional mortgage manager for the Potomac Region of BB&T Bank. Dellinger previously served as assistant branch manager and consumer loan officer. She has received several honors, including the Top Client Service award, Top Performer award and Sterling Performance award. Dellinger is a 1980 graduate of Williamsport High School. Women of the Moose FUNKSTOWN - J. Anne Toms, senior regent of the Funkstown chapter of the Women of the Moose, recently attended the organization's mid-year conference in Ocean City, Md. The senior regents from the top five honor chapters were invited to deliver speeches at the conference.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 20, 2013
With food to nourish their bodies, about 20 children and others at the Memorial Recreation Center Inc. on Sunday were encouraged to reach inside their souls to reflect on the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Covered dishes of food like macaroni and cheese, chicken, soup and pasta salad were laid out on a table for the guests to enjoy. Then it was time for study. Children sitting around a group of tables were encouraged to read aloud quotes from King, whose legacy is being celebrated across the nation today.
NEWS
August 17, 1997
New addictions chief named Hogamier replaces Brown at county health department By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer The new director of addictions and mental health units at the Washington County Health Department agrees she has some big shoes to fill, but she's not afraid. "I told Henry Brown I would walk in his path but would make my own footprints," said Rebecca Hogamier, 39. She said her goal is to build on what the former director established in his 15 years in that department - streamlining, coordinating and sensitizing services to the addicted.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 20, 2013
With food to nourish their bodies, about 20 children and others at the Memorial Recreation Center Inc. on Sunday were encouraged to reach inside their souls to reflect on the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Covered dishes of food like macaroni and cheese, chicken, soup and pasta salad were laid out on a table for the guests to enjoy. Then it was time for study. Children sitting around a group of tables were encouraged to read aloud quotes from King, whose legacy is being celebrated across the nation today.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | November 29, 2012
For many people who bought Powerball tickets before Wednesday night's $587.5 million drawing, two bucks might seem like a small investment. For some, that's what it is, but others see playing the lottery as gambling that, in some cases, could fuel an addiction. “I buy a ticket once a week, but I know how to handle it,” said Serita Cooper of Hagerstown. “I'm not addicted to it. I don't have to have it every day.” For others, the urge to buy lottery tickets could be an addiction, just as playing table games or slots can be, said Richard Benchoff, program director of Wells House Inc. in Hagerstown, which provides treatment to men with addictions.
EDUCATION
September 24, 2012
The administration at Broadfording Christian Academy recognizes that children are not all the same, and for some children to reach their full potential, their unique needs, abilities and learning styles need to be identified and nurtured in the learning process. The school offers a variety of specialized instruction through its HOPE program, Orton-Gillingham tutoring program and Autism Spectrum Disorders Program. The HOPE program offers a variety of services to students. Search and Teach is an intervention designed to identify academic difficulties in kindergarten and first grade.  NILD Educational Therapy is an intervention for students in grades three to 12 with a diagnosed learning disability.
EDUCATION
April 24, 2012
Wilson College will hold information sessions for those interested in its Teacher Intern Program, which allows anyone with a bachelor's degree to become certified to teach at the elementary or secondary levels. Unless otherwise noted, sessions will begin at 7 p.m. at the following locations: • Wednesday, West York High School, Auditorium, West York, Pa. • May 9, Carlisle High School, Fowler Technical Center, Carlisle, Pa. • May 15, 5:30 p.m., Wilson College's Hankey Center • May 23, Gettysburg High School Auditorium, Gettysburg, Pa. • May 30, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)
NEWS
July 31, 2010
The Rev. Ann Boyd, rector of St. John's Episcopal Parish in Hagerstown, presented a check for $5,000 to Robin Roberson, director of the Community Free Clinic of Washington County and Adam Roberson, program director of the clinic. The money was raised at the Parish Mayfest wine tasting and dinner. Another $5,000 raised at the same event was presented to St. John's Parish Pre School. Deanna Soulis and Ivor Knight, co-chairpersons of the Mayfest event, were also on hand for the presentation.
NEWS
September 26, 2009
Valley Mall Michele Wills has joined Valley Mall as marketing director. Wills will oversee all marketing operations for the mall, including events, promotions, advertising and public relations. Before joining Valley Mall, Wills served as marketing director/vice president for The Herald-Mail Co. She also has served as program director of the Washington County Commission on Aging, program director of the American Heart Association and executive director of the Homebuilders Association of Washington County.
NEWS
December 29, 2008
Caregivers forum Washington County CARES Caregivers Forum will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Ravenwood Assisted Living. Cindy Brown, program director at Otterbein United Methodist Church will present, "How Can I Organize My Life When I'm too Tired to Brush My Teeth. " Lunch costs $5. For information, call Sheri Evans at 301-791-9221, ext. 213. Caregiving is available.
NEWS
August 31, 2008
Leadership Washington County, the core program of the Washington County Leadership Development Program Inc., has announced the members of its 22nd class. The mission of the program is to provide leadership training and community immersion for individuals identified as accomplished in their business, nonprofit or government sectors. This flagship program began in 1987 and has graduated more than 550 individuals who have gone on to serve on boards, run for public office and take on other leadership roles in the community.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | September 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - About 100 people gathered Wednesday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater to listen to a presentation from local, state and national officials about the resettlement of refugees in Washington County. The Virginia Council of Churches, an organization that works with the U.S. State Department to resettle people who have fled their homes out of fear of persecution, has proposed placing 50 refugees in Washington County over the next fiscal year, program director Richard Cline said.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | April 29, 2007
Once a "one-way" person - caring only for himself - Kevin Collins found his Christian faith and went to work at REACH. Both, he said, have made him a more tolerant and compassionate person. For more than a year, the retired correctional officer has worked as coordinator of services for REACH and program director for the group's Faith In Action program. On a daily basis, Collins organizes about 30 volunteers to give rides to people needing transportation to and from doctors' appointments.
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