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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 16, 2012
His left sleeve is empty and he wears a patch over one eye, but Clebe McClary has not let the injuries he received more than four decades ago in Vietnam dampen his spirit. The Christian motivational speaker was the guest speaker Saturday night at the Bible Brethren Church father-son banquet, regaling a room of about 100 sons, fathers and grandfathers with a mixture of humor and inspiration. Patrick Cleburne “Clebe” McClary was a young Marine Corps lieutenant leading a platoon on a reconnaissance patrol when his unit was ambushed.
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By LAURA ERNDE | January 14, 1999
ANNAPOLIS - The youngest state senator and the youngest state delegate sworn into the Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday have two things in common - they're Republican and they speak for Washington County. [cont. from news page ] At 27, Sen. Alex X. Mooney also has the distinction of being the youngest Republican ever elected to the state Senate. "I'm in a whole different decade from these people," said Mooney, R-Frederick/Washington. In the Maryland House, Republican Del. Christopher B. Shank is 26, the same age his predecessor D. Bruce Poole was when he was sworn in for the first time in 1987.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | April 21, 2012
For young people to succeed, they need to know the possibilities. That is the idea that drove Deborah Addo Samuels, chief operating officer at Meritus Medical Center, to become active in the Hagerstown YMCA's Achievers program. “If only think you can only do a or b, that's what you are programmed to do,” Samuels said. “But if you think you can do a through z, then that really motivates you.” Adults and young people gathered Saturday night to celebrate a commitment to exploring and achieving goals at the Hagerstown YMCA Achievers Scholarship Banquet at Bridge of Life.
OPINION
By SPENCE PERRY | September 7, 2011
We had a visit from our son, Tom, a few days ago. We are always delighted when he can spend some time with us. Not only are his visits a sentimental occasion, when we remember and laugh at highly embarrassing moments from our mutual past, but this is when urgent technical needs are met. This is when batteries and bulbs are replaced, entertainment centers are reprogrammed and elderly parents are generally restored to the world of contemporary lives, to...
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2011
Acres of cornfields surround the farmhouse of Winston and Susan Herbst on Old Forge Road. But for the past seven years, the Hagerstown couple has been trying to plant a more meaningful seed - a place where young people can feel loved and inspired. They have taken their country property and turned it into a social and spiritual retreat for area youths called Right Choice Ministries. Each week, Susan Herbst said, they provide opportunities for Christian fellowship through games, life-skills programs, discussion groups and counseling activities.
NEWS
March 17, 2008
Last week's question: Is the plan to have a new Washington County Senior Center share space with Girls Inc. a good idea or is there a better site to be considered? Poll results · I don't care. - 10 votes (71 percent) · I'd rather make a comment. - four votes (29 percent) One comment: "I think this is a great idea! Especially with Student Service Learning hours still being a graduation requirement, giving these young people an opportunity to volunteer at the senior center - seeing as how they're there anyway - is great.
NEWS
July 12, 2003
The Hagerstown Area Police Athletic League is looking for young people to participate in a football camp. Registration will be held at Fairgrounds Park on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The camp will run July 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Police Athletic League has asked that anyone interested call 301-797-2085 for more information.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | September 14, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com Teens want straight talk about sexually transmitted infections. Public health will benefit by giving it to them, experts said. People ages 15 to 24 account for almost half of the nearly 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States each year, according to information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov on the Web. That includes such infections as HIV, genital warts and chlamydia.
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By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647 | July 16, 2008
Youth club to expand, change its name The No Smoking Youth Club will change its name to the Neighborhood Youth Club and expand the services offered by Brothers United Who Dare To Care for young people and their families. The club had a successful program year and concluded it with the distribution of a tobacco education book. The new club will be designed to empower young people through life skills activities and events to help them become successful members of the community.
NEWS
June 24, 2003
Brian Robinson has a dream for the Jonathan Street neighborhood that includes a mentoring program for young people and restoration of some of the historic properties there. Perhaps the Hagerstown city government can find a way to help him make these dreams a reality. At the African-American Heritage Program this past Saturday at Wheaton Park, Robinson talked about what he hopes to accomplish. With the help of the children, he said, the neighborhood that's the spiritual heart of Hagerstown's black community can be preserved and improved.
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