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EDUCATION
March 14, 2011
Clear Spring Elementary School hosted its third Golden Table luncheon of the school year Feb. 23. The event honored students who demonstrated the Character Counts! pillars of character and responsibility during the months of January and February.  Happy Meal lunches were provided by McDonald's of Clear Spring. Luncheons are hosted by JoAnn Schiller, school counselor. Shari Palm is Clear Spring Elementary School's principal.
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NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 20, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The $1 million promised to Jefferson County after the introduction of table games at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races could be in jeopardy because of a "misinterpretation" of the legislation that set up the funding, county officials said Friday. The Jefferson County Commissioners and the county's five municipalities are supposed to share the money, with half going to the commissioners and half to the municipalities based on population. "We've already budgeted our $500,000, and the municipalities are in the same boat," County Commissioner Patsy Noland said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 14, 2011
The Eastern Panhandle retained “prime seats” at the table of legislative power with the election of Sen. Jeff Kessler Monday evening as president of the West Virginia Senate, according to state Sens. John Unger and Herb Snyder. Unger, D-Berkeley/Jefferson, was named Senate Majority Leader and Snyder, D-Jefferson/Berkeley, was tapped to chair one of the Senate's four major committees in January when Kessler took charge of the chamber in January as acting president after Earl Ray Tomblin became acting governor.
NEWS
By LYNNE ROSSETTO KASPER / Scripps Howard News Service | April 13, 2010
Dear Lynne: My wife and I debate constantly about whether you should preheat the oven. Can you give us the right answer? -- Joseph from Georgia Dear Joseph: Not to embarrass either of you, but what an invitation this is to fallen cakes, gooey biscuits, overdone meat and all sorts of culinary calamity. The right answer: Always preheat the oven for 20 minutes, or however long it takes to reach the temperature called for. And always use an oven thermometer to be sure the temperature is where you want it, since many of our ovens go out of calibration.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2013
Brendon Colbert is the North Hagerstown wrestling team's version of Derek Jeter. The Hubs - and the New York Yankees - can go a lot of places with a strong play in the leadoff position. Colbert was in the position he had been accustomed to over the years as the first wrestler out of the gate for the Hubs on Wednesday. He hit a homer to send North on its way to a 53-22 victory over Boonsboro in an MVAL Antietam match. Colbert, two years removed from his 112-pound days for the Hubs, was first on the mat with a 138-pound starting bout and pinned Dalton Hawkins in 5:06 to set the tone for North with the 99th victory of his career.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | August 14, 2011
One year ago, Jim Markovitz finished one shot behind champion Chris Baloga. Fast forward to Sunday, when Markovitz claimed the 28th WACO Championship at Beaver Creek Country Club by one shot over - you guessed it - Baloga. The two went head-to-head in a playoff that lasted only one hole. Markovitz just missed the green in two on the par-5, 505-yard 15th, chipped to within one foot and knocked in a birdie putt for the victory. Markovitz, a 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, pushed his tee shot to the right and had to hit with some dirt under his ball from 165 yards, but knocked a 9-iron just past the back pin. “I was a little pumped and it went a little long,” said Markovitz.
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