September 15, 2011
Danielle Cook opened a lemonade stand June 18 at the home of Traci Weaver, a friend of the family. For several hours, Danielle, 7, operated her stand and sold $131 worth of lemonade. Danielle donated the money to Washington County's U.S. Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots program. Danielle was honored Sept. 6 by the local Marine Corps League at its regular meeting. She was awarded a certificate of appreciation, which recognized her initiative, leadership, friendliness, courtesy, hard work and dedication.
August 9, 2011
Lost - Black toy poodle When - The dog has been missing since July 27. Where - The female dog was lost in State Line, Pa., and was last seen at Washington County Regional Airport on Aug. 4. Description - The female dog weighs about 10 pounds. She has been spayed. She was not wearing a collar, but has a microchip. She answers to the name Bella, but the owner asks that the dog not be chased. She said to kneel, use baby talk and food, and confine if possible.
July 30, 2011
The Alans were out in force on their Harleys for Saturday's Martinsburg American Legion Riders Group's annual Toys for Tots Poker Run. Alan Rannals, Alan Rannals II and Alan Rannals III - grandfather, father and son - all are named for movie star Alan Ladd. Alan Rannals, 61, or "Iron Butt," as he's known by fellow Harley riders, was one of the oldest riders in Saturday's fundraiser for the Christmas toy program. He is a Vietnam War veteran and a Legion member. Rannals was born in Hollywood, Calif., the second youngest of nine children.
July 28, 2011
The Martinsburg American Legion Riders will host their second annual Toys for Tots Poker Run on Saturday. The ride starts at the VIP Sports Bar and Grill on Eagle School Road near the intersection with Veronica Street. The event begins with an all-you-can-eat breakfast at 7 a.m. at the VIP Sports Bar followed by the Veterans Combined Honor Guard providing a 21-gun salute and a rendition of taps. The breakfast costs $6 a person Following a safety briefing, the first bikes will ride out at 10 a.m. with the remaining bikes to leave at 10:30, according to Brian Tolstyka, director of the Martinsburg American Legion Riders Group.
July 22, 2011
Name: Isis Age: 2 years old Color: Tan Breed: Dachshund-pug mix ID: A13432156 This brown-eyed, droopy-eared little lady will win your heart with just one glance. Isis is full of spunk and is always looking for a lap to jump into so that she can give you kisses on the cheek. She loves to play with her squeaky toys and dance for treats. She is sure to bond quickly with her new family given how much she loves affection and being with people.
July 4, 2011
The Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club recently awarded two scholarships to area students. Tyson Cline, a graduate of Williamsport High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the club. He plans to attend Allegany College of Maryland and major in forestry. Joshua Ernst, a graduate of Clear Spring High School, received a $500 scholarship from the club. He will attend Potomac State College and major in resource management. The scholarships are awarded annually to students in the Tri-State area who plan to study in the natural resources/agriculture-related fields.
May 25, 2011
A stroller from 1931, porcelain dolls, McCoy cookie jars — over the past four years, St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Big Pool has given away items ranging from antique valuables to used furniture and clothing. Helene Drury, who helps run the annual giveaway, said it was an expansion of the church's rummage sales, which made clothing and household goods available and inexpensive. The first giveaway was held in 2008 as a way for people to access those goods at no charge. "That's when everybody first started losing their jobs and homes," she said.
March 13, 2011
Some parents of Pangborn Elementary School students are upset because they believed a student took a loaded BB gun to the school, and the school system did not notify parents and all school employees. In December, a student was found in possession of a toy gun at Pangborn, school system spokesman Richard Wright said. "In no way are we aware that it was a loaded gun of any sort, whether it was a BB gun or not. There was no ammunition that we're aware of," Wright said. Wright said the school system did not notify all Pangborn employees and parents about the incident.
February 14, 2011
A $1,000 scholarship is being offered by the Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club to a deserving student in the Tri-State area. All school guidance counselors have been sent a packet of scholarship information, which is to be made available to all interested students. It outlines the qualifications and eligibility requirements to receive the scholarship. If you are interested in information concerning the scholarship, get in touch with the guidance counselor at the school you attend.