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June 16, 2011
Thumbs up to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, which through a federal grant brought a display of arrowheads, bullet molds and musket balls to Washington County this week. The artifacts, recovered during archaeological digs in the county, will be displayed locally for a year and will give residents a glimpse into our history. Thumbs up to the group of co-workers, families and friends from Brethren Mutual Insurance Co. who gathered Wednesday to reflect and release balloons in honor of those who have battled cancer.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2011
Dan Jenkins, a single parent of three children, this week was named a “Champion of Change,” part of President Obama’s Winning the Future program. The president’s initiative singles out citizens and representatives of business and nonprofit organizations who promote the president’s goal to “out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world,” according to a White House news release. Jenkins, of Martinsburg, was chosen as a representative among fathers who are there for their children and community, the release said.
NEWS
September 6, 2005
The TV pictures of Hurricane Katrina's victims in New Orleans are heart-rending - people stranded for days without food or potable water, sometimes at the mercy of thugs taking advantage of the fact that police are otherwise occupied. By all means, send what you can to help in a situation that most experts are saying won't be back to normal for years, if ever. But please don't forget that there are people in Washington County who need help, too. Even though their pictures aren't on TV, trust us, the need is there.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | June 13, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The guest speaker for the Greencastle-Antrim commencement ceremonies last Friday night was old enough to be a parent to many of the new graduates. It was fitting, of course, because the life experience Wendy Beaver Coy passed on had a certain touch of motherly wisdom. Coy, a member of the Greencastle-Antrim Class of 1990, delivered a speech called "Overcoming Adversities" to the Class of 2008 at Kaley Field. The title was perfect for the words that followed.
NEWS
May 10, 2004
Kerry's flip-flops To the editor: It must be very difficult to campaign for John Kerry. Those who follow the senator have to be at the top of their game and research the various positions that change day to day. One day Iraq is a failure, the next it is only a difficult situation. On funding for the war, he voted for the money before he voted against it. I feel sorry for his staffers and volunteers. I hope that he gives them advance warning before he flip-flops!
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Amy Dulebohn | May 18, 2012
When I was expecting my daughter, one of my biggest worries was how to find trustworthy, affordable childcare. The thought of going back to work after having a baby was gut wrenching enough, but having to leave her with a stranger was a thought that literally kept me up at night. I thought my anxiety would be contained when a friend who was a stay-at-home mom agreed to be my baby-sitter. I trusted her, and she proved to be a conscientious caregiver. I give this woman lots of credit, as, thanks to her, my worries stayed to a minimum as, scared and physically and emotionally exhausted, I returned to work.  Unfortunately, though, driving my daughter to and from her house every day was a bit of a haul, as she lived in the direction opposite my work.
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Amy Dulebohn | February 17, 2011
I must give props to my colleague Alicia Notarianni for her story "Dress for the weather?," published in The Herald-Mail on Dec. 20. The story debunked the myth for those who haven't yet gotten the memo: The common cold is caused by a virus — not by not properly dressing for cold weather. Parents of babies and little ones like mine who refuse to wear hats and gloves can take heart. Who knew that I couldn't keep a hat on a 10-month old? Early in the season, my daughter would fuss and tug at her hat until she got it off — if she got it off. As the little one grew wiser to the ways of the hat, I would no more than fasten it, reach down to pick up her car seat, look at her again, and see, dismayed, that her hat was removed.
NEWS
Amy Dulebohn | November 17, 2011
How many times can I say it - my daughter amazes me. At little older than a 1 1/2 , she is so intelligent, so intuitive. Sometimes I think she has a better perception of the world around her than I do. Mostly, it's all good. However, while fighting sleep one night, she bit me. This is a behavior that we have worked very hard to curtail in the year since she sprouted her first tooth. We have met with much success in doing so, although, on occasion, she will relapse and sink her tiny, pearly-white teeth into my flesh.
NEWS
November 8, 1998
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer As a single parent of three sons, Aimee Stewart knows the financial and emotional difficulties that parents face today. Relying on her faith to help her through the hard times, Stewart, 51, of Hagerstown, often promised God she would do her best to help others when able. "It was very difficult. I worked full time and went to school. I was dependent on neighbors and my brother-in-law," she said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 21, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Monday was "a hard day" for Tracey Waybright. Getting out of bed was understandably a struggle on the one-year anniversary of her husband's fatal shooting. "This time last year I was just in a daze," Waybright said Monday. "It was definitely a nightmare -- that doesn't end. Kenneth E. Waybright Jr., 37, of Stephens City, Va., died on July 22, 2008, two days after receiving a gunshot wound to the head in the parking lot of the former Orioles Club at 214 Mid Atlantic Parkway.
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Amy Dulebohn | May 18, 2012
When I was expecting my daughter, one of my biggest worries was how to find trustworthy, affordable childcare. The thought of going back to work after having a baby was gut wrenching enough, but having to leave her with a stranger was a thought that literally kept me up at night. I thought my anxiety would be contained when a friend who was a stay-at-home mom agreed to be my baby-sitter. I trusted her, and she proved to be a conscientious caregiver. I give this woman lots of credit, as, thanks to her, my worries stayed to a minimum as, scared and physically and emotionally exhausted, I returned to work.  Unfortunately, though, driving my daughter to and from her house every day was a bit of a haul, as she lived in the direction opposite my work.
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By LLOYD WATERS | May 13, 2012
I was talking to my mom the other day about her mother and her memories of childhood. My mom was born on the first day of spring in 1931. Her memories are dotted with many tough times of growing up in Dargan. She told me that being born during the Depression was a difficult time for her family, and her life was filled with many trials that were not uncommon for most families. My grandmother, according to my mom, never held a job in her life, but she did fairly well with her family in consideration of these tough times.
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Amy Dulebohn | November 17, 2011
How many times can I say it - my daughter amazes me. At little older than a 1 1/2 , she is so intelligent, so intuitive. Sometimes I think she has a better perception of the world around her than I do. Mostly, it's all good. However, while fighting sleep one night, she bit me. This is a behavior that we have worked very hard to curtail in the year since she sprouted her first tooth. We have met with much success in doing so, although, on occasion, she will relapse and sink her tiny, pearly-white teeth into my flesh.
NEWS
June 16, 2011
Thumbs up to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, which through a federal grant brought a display of arrowheads, bullet molds and musket balls to Washington County this week. The artifacts, recovered during archaeological digs in the county, will be displayed locally for a year and will give residents a glimpse into our history. Thumbs up to the group of co-workers, families and friends from Brethren Mutual Insurance Co. who gathered Wednesday to reflect and release balloons in honor of those who have battled cancer.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2011
Dan Jenkins, a single parent of three children, this week was named a “Champion of Change,” part of President Obama’s Winning the Future program. The president’s initiative singles out citizens and representatives of business and nonprofit organizations who promote the president’s goal to “out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world,” according to a White House news release. Jenkins, of Martinsburg, was chosen as a representative among fathers who are there for their children and community, the release said.
NEWS
Amy Dulebohn | February 17, 2011
I must give props to my colleague Alicia Notarianni for her story "Dress for the weather?," published in The Herald-Mail on Dec. 20. The story debunked the myth for those who haven't yet gotten the memo: The common cold is caused by a virus — not by not properly dressing for cold weather. Parents of babies and little ones like mine who refuse to wear hats and gloves can take heart. Who knew that I couldn't keep a hat on a 10-month old? Early in the season, my daughter would fuss and tug at her hat until she got it off — if she got it off. As the little one grew wiser to the ways of the hat, I would no more than fasten it, reach down to pick up her car seat, look at her again, and see, dismayed, that her hat was removed.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 21, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Monday was "a hard day" for Tracey Waybright. Getting out of bed was understandably a struggle on the one-year anniversary of her husband's fatal shooting. "This time last year I was just in a daze," Waybright said Monday. "It was definitely a nightmare -- that doesn't end. Kenneth E. Waybright Jr., 37, of Stephens City, Va., died on July 22, 2008, two days after receiving a gunshot wound to the head in the parking lot of the former Orioles Club at 214 Mid Atlantic Parkway.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | June 13, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The guest speaker for the Greencastle-Antrim commencement ceremonies last Friday night was old enough to be a parent to many of the new graduates. It was fitting, of course, because the life experience Wendy Beaver Coy passed on had a certain touch of motherly wisdom. Coy, a member of the Greencastle-Antrim Class of 1990, delivered a speech called "Overcoming Adversities" to the Class of 2008 at Kaley Field. The title was perfect for the words that followed.
NEWS
September 6, 2005
The TV pictures of Hurricane Katrina's victims in New Orleans are heart-rending - people stranded for days without food or potable water, sometimes at the mercy of thugs taking advantage of the fact that police are otherwise occupied. By all means, send what you can to help in a situation that most experts are saying won't be back to normal for years, if ever. But please don't forget that there are people in Washington County who need help, too. Even though their pictures aren't on TV, trust us, the need is there.
NEWS
July 24, 2004
A film of deception To the editor: It's downright amusing to see Democrats' political strategy revealed as they embrace "Fahrenheit 9/11," Michael Moore's propaganda film. This film is not a documentary. A documentary is based on truth. When Michael Moore was interviewed by the British paper "The Mirror," he said "Americans are possibly the dumbest people on the planet. " Does that tell those who embrace this film something? It should. It is interesting that during the film's Washington premiere, Democrats like Senator Tom Daschle and DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe were paying homage.
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