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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 6, 2006
Noelle Robinson and her classmates were being tested by instructors at the All Star Karate and Kickboxing Gym in Hagerstown. To earn a red belt, Noelle, 11, of Hagerstown, had to break a board by doing a swiveling back kick on one leg. She watched as a few of her fellow purple belts were unsuccessful on their initial attempts at breaking the board, but Noelle wasn't nervous. Her parents told her through sign language that her turn had arrived. Noelle has been deaf since birth.
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June 5, 2009
Saturday barbecue to benefit Crime Solvers CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The fifth annual Franklin County Crime Solvers barbecue will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Dilly's Restaurant on U.S. 30. Tickets may be purchased for $6.50 each. Proceeds are used as reward money for Crime Solvers cases. Dinner includes half a chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and butter. For tickets, call Pennsylvania State Police trooper Ed Asbury at 717-264-5161, ext. 107, or easbury@state.
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November 7, 2003
Home schooling seminar Amy Huffman, home-schooling mother of five and owner of Home and School Connection, will hold a free seminar for new and veteran home-schoolers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Home and School Connection, 18728A North Village Center, intersection of Maugans and Pennsylvania avenues, Hagerstown. The seminar is designed to answer questions for those exploring home schooling, encourage those new to home schooling and refresh those who are home schooling veterans.
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August 21, 1997
The Hope Foundation Associates Inc. will focus on crime victims and their needs, according to founders Jerry and Yong Pilkington. All services of the Christ-centered network will be provided free to anyone who needs them, Jerry Pilkington says. The network's mission includes: Providing compassion and friendship to victims, treating them with love, respect, dignity and courtesy Offering emergency aid, monetary relief and grants to assist victims Giving therapeutic, psychological, legal and other professional counseling from volunteers Providing immediate advocacy support Publishing informational pamphlets and texts Implementing a "court companion" program to accompany victims and assist during the trials of offenders Assisting in the preparation of victim impact statements Providing educational forums and presentations from religious, professional, legal, judicial and elected officials Proposing and supporting crime legislation Establishing a Court Watch program A counselor proficient in sign language will be available.
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December 29, 1997
Digital Imaging, Web Page Design Hagerstown Junior College is offering two workshops, "Digital Imaging and Illustration: Photoshop" and "Web Page Design," for the spring 1998 semester. Both workshops are co-sponsored by Dynamic Graphics Educational Foundation (DGEF), a leading training provider for visual communicators. Artists, desktop publishers, designers, illustrators, production managers and others with design responsibilities could benefit from these intensive, hands-on Macintosh workshops.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | September 9, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Rev. Croft Pentz jokingly boasts about his ability to speak two languages at once. Although since he moved back to Waynesboro six years ago, Pentz hasn't had to lead many worship services in sign language. "There is not much of a deaf population in the area," said Pentz, who celebrated 50 years in the ministry last month. Pentz was born and raised in Waynesboro and returned to Franklin County to retire. His idea of retirement means working as a part-time pastor of senior adults and outreach ministry at Calvary Assembly of God in Waynesboro, plus serving as chaplain at Rose Manor Assisted Living Residence in Waynesboro, at Elder Day, in Waynesboro, and at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chambersburg, Pa. "I can't picture myself on a Lazy-Boy chair," said Pentz, 71. It was during his theological training at Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo., that Pentz learned sign language.
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Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro | February 27, 2012
On Friday, Read Across America Day will take place at Boonsboro Library.  Dr. Seuss books will be available to read to children. Winter yard sale St. James Church of the Brethren, 17718 Lappans Road, will hold its annual indoor winter yard sale Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available, and lots of bargains will be available. Oyster dinner Benevola United Methodist Church will hold an oyster dinner Saturday, beginning at noon.  Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for those ages 10 and younger.
NEWS
December 26, 1997
First-graders help tell the Easter Seal story Augusta Bowers, youth representative for The Easter Seal Society of Franklin and Adams Counties Inc., takes her duties seriously. Her mother told her recently that she would be meeting a newspaper reporter for an interview. "She said 'Gee, Mom, I have a job now,' " mom Amy Bowers says. The 6-year-old, also the daughter of Kevin Bowers of Mercersburg, Pa., will serve in the honorary position through August.
NEWS
September 15, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Nine years ago, Misti Morningstar Lucente's compact car was hit broadside by a tractor-trailer that ran a red light in Gaithersburg, Md., an accident that few of the doctors and nurses who treated her thought she would survive, much less walk again. She was in a coma for three-and-a-half months. Her mother, Louise Morningstar of 327 Valley View Drive, Waynesboro, never gave up hope that her daughter would not only survive and walk again, but would live a normal life.
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