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January 20, 1999
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - William "Bud" Foster II isn't out of high school yet, but he's already an ordained minister and is embarking on a gospel recording career with his soon to be wife. The 17-year-old Martinsburg High School students talks about the weighty issues of religion confidently and maturely. [cont. from news page ] He said the fact he was brought up in a family that had strong Christian values makes his career choice natural.
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By MARLO BARNHART | August 13, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - While pursuing other careers, both Robin Graves and Jeff Casto realized their lives needed a change in direction which led them to join the ministry staff of The Good Shepherd Ministries. Graves grew up in Hagerstown and graduated with a bachelor of education degree from Frostburg University. She went into teaching, most recently in Santo Tomas, El Salvador, where she taught English in a school affiliated with a church home for orphans. "But it seems God was leading me in a different direction," said Graves, who had also spent time as a department manager at a bank in Kalamazoo, Mich.
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By MARLO BARNHART | August 10, 2007
While pursuing other careers, both Robin Graves and Jeff Casto realized their lives needed a change in direction which led them to join the ministry staff of The Good Shepherd Ministries. Graves grew up in Hagerstown and graduated with a bachelor of education degree from Frostburg University. She went into teaching, most recently in Santo Tomas, El Salvador, where she taught English in a school affiliated with a church home for orphans. "But it seems God was leading me in a different direction," said Graves, who had also spent time as a department manager at a bank in Kalamazoo, Mich.
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by MARLO BARNHART | March 17, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com More and more congregations are seeing the need to add youth pastors to their staffs as a way to attract and keep young people interested in church. But as Jason Kelley, pastor of youth and family ministries at Christ Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, knows, just filling the pews with bodies isn't the goal. It's their hearts, minds and souls he's after. "I'll do anything to save someone for Christ," said Kelley, 34. He said he has worked in full-time youth ministry for 10 years but his roots go back even further.
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December 31, 2005
Smithsburg Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, New Year's Eve service will be held at 6 p.m. Jim Hoffer will speak on the topic, Beginning a New Year with Christ. An agape meal will be served, followed by the communion service. Camp Joy El, Greencastle, Pa., The annual pork and sauerkraut dinner hosted at Camp Joy El for area seniors will begin today at 1:30 p.m. Anyone 55 or older is invited to the free meal. Those who attend are asked to bring a dessert to share. Entertaining this year will be the Rev. Neville West, who will create a speed painting to music.
NEWS
October 18, 2006
Lauren Cox Grace Academy Volleyball Junior How difficult is it for you to balance athletics with your academic requirements? "Right now it's easy, but with other sports it gets tough having a lot of away games. Sometimes it can be hard to stay awake and study for tests. " Who has had the biggest influence on your life? "My Mom, she has always been there for me. She takes me to and watches all my games. " How much time do you invest in practicing on your own?
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Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | May 20, 2013
The youth ministry at St. John's UCC will host a spaghetti dinner Friday, May 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church's social hall.  The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, (meatless will also be available), applesauce, dessert and drink.  The meal costs $8 for adult tickets and $6 for those ages 12 and younger. Proceeds go to the youth ministry's mission project in West Virginia.  Alumni banquet to be held June 7 The 2013 alumni banquet will be held at the Clear Spring Fire Co. bingo hall Friday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m.  Please send name and graduation year, along with $15 per person.  Make checks payable to Clear Spring High School Alumni Association and mail to Donald Spickler, 9731 Lock Tender Lane, Williamsport, MD 21795-4066 by May 31.  For more information, call Mary Jane or Don Spickler at 301-223-6872.
NEWS
July 27, 2009
Gonzalez-Grove Amy Beauchamp and Moses Gonzalez announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Nicole Gonzalez, to Christopher Hanson Grove, son of Tim and Debra Grove of Hagerstown. Ms. Gonzalez is a 2005 graduate of Timothy Christian School in Piscataway, N.J. She is a 2009 graduate of Liberty University in Virginia with a bachelor's degree in studio art and a minor in graphic design. She is teaching art to youth at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pa. Mr. Grove is a 2005 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.
NEWS
By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435 | April 17, 2008
Students compete in Science Olympiad On Saturday, April 5, a Western Heighs Middle School team competed in the Maryland State Science Olympiad at Johns Hopkins University. The team entered seven events and received medals in four. The Science Olympiad is an academic interscholastic tournament that consists of a series of individual and team events balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology. Team members included eighth-grader Matt Stambaugh and seventh-graders John Britton, Malik Barnwell and Dalton Jobe.
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by MARLO BARNHART | December 29, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - While Winston Herbst and his wife, Susan, have realized their dream of establishing a youth-based ministry at their Breezy Acres Farm on Old Forge Road, they have bigger dreams for the future. "We call our effort Right Choice Ministries," Winston Herbst said. And that's just what they are hoping to accomplish - helping young people make good choices in their life journeys. Incorporated in 2003, Right Choice Ministries is a 501(c) nonprofit organization.
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Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | May 20, 2013
The youth ministry at St. John's UCC will host a spaghetti dinner Friday, May 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church's social hall.  The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, (meatless will also be available), applesauce, dessert and drink.  The meal costs $8 for adult tickets and $6 for those ages 12 and younger. Proceeds go to the youth ministry's mission project in West Virginia.  Alumni banquet to be held June 7 The 2013 alumni banquet will be held at the Clear Spring Fire Co. bingo hall Friday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m.  Please send name and graduation year, along with $15 per person.  Make checks payable to Clear Spring High School Alumni Association and mail to Donald Spickler, 9731 Lock Tender Lane, Williamsport, MD 21795-4066 by May 31.  For more information, call Mary Jane or Don Spickler at 301-223-6872.
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OBITUARIES
October 21, 2012
The Rev. David L. Coblentz of Middletown, Md., was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at the age of 58. He was born in Hagerstown, Md., and grew up in Hagerstown, Middletown and Laurel.  He was predeceased by his mother, Thelma Swomley Coblentz; stepmother, Vilma Blasko Coblentz; and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Coblentz; father, Walter Coblentz; two brothers and their wives, Mark and Joanie Coblentz, and Eric and Patty Coblentz; a stepsister and her husband, Kenneth and Joanne Byrnes; two stepbrothers and their wives, Daniel and Paulette Blasko and Joseph and Cindy Blasko; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lois Brinkley, Janie and Stefan Nalborczyk Sr., and Sandra and William Stephens; nieces, Elizabeth Chisholm and Erica Coblentz; nephews, Andrew Coblentz, Ethan Coblentz and Evan Coblentz; niece-in-law, Margaret Coates; nephews-in-law, Ludwig Heubisch, Herbert Heubisch, Stefan Nalborczyk Jr., Joseph Nalborczyk, David Nalborczyk, Lee Stephens, Les Stephens and Frankie Stephens; stepnieces, Carol Hickey, Meghan Concepcion and Jill Alexander; stepnephews, Charles Hickey, Joseph Blasko, Brian Blasko and Timothy  Blasko; several great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces; Uncle Austin Coblentz; and Aunt Doris Coblentz.  Dave graduated from Arundel High School, received a B.S. in management and marketing from the University of Maryland, a Master of...
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | January 13, 2012
The All-Star Duals junior wrestling tournament will be held Sunday at South Hagerstown High School. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. It will include wrestlers through the eighth grade. Admission costs $5 for adults and $2 for students. Those 8 and younger will be admitted free. Birthday wish Dorothy Smallwood is celebrating her 90th birthday.   While Dot might not be getting out much, she said she prays for her church family at Bridge of Life Church.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 24, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Mime Cherise Garrido said the point of "mimestry" is to spread the gospel without saying a single word. "What I do is inspired by God," said Garrido, 43, of Martinsburg, W.Va. Garrido is part of a growing Christian subculture of gospel mimes, performers who mime to gospel songs. Online "Mime Ministries" are well represented in social networking sites such as Ning, where they can be found categorized by state. Garrido plans to attend a world-wide gospel mime convention in Pittsburgh, from July 15 to 17. The conference is hosted by K&K Mime Ministries, the brainchild of two Pittsburgh brothers whom Garrido called the "fathers of gospel miming.
NEWS
July 27, 2009
Gonzalez-Grove Amy Beauchamp and Moses Gonzalez announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Nicole Gonzalez, to Christopher Hanson Grove, son of Tim and Debra Grove of Hagerstown. Ms. Gonzalez is a 2005 graduate of Timothy Christian School in Piscataway, N.J. She is a 2009 graduate of Liberty University in Virginia with a bachelor's degree in studio art and a minor in graphic design. She is teaching art to youth at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pa. Mr. Grove is a 2005 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.
NEWS
By MADGE MILES | December 18, 2008
Youth ministry On Nov. 30, the Youth Ministry at Asbury United Methodist Church helped the church leaders by providing the worship songs, helping to collect the offerings and giving a presentation of a miniature scale model of a "Biblical" village, which was made from a cardboard box with houses, characters and foliage. Lay Minister Earnest Nivens preached the morning service. Financial workshop A Financial Peace University workshop will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown.
NEWS
By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435 | April 17, 2008
Students compete in Science Olympiad On Saturday, April 5, a Western Heighs Middle School team competed in the Maryland State Science Olympiad at Johns Hopkins University. The team entered seven events and received medals in four. The Science Olympiad is an academic interscholastic tournament that consists of a series of individual and team events balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology. Team members included eighth-grader Matt Stambaugh and seventh-graders John Britton, Malik Barnwell and Dalton Jobe.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | February 17, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- Love. It is in the smiles of a young couple out for a night of dinner and dancing. It is in the warmth of a mother's gaze as she watches her young son discovering the joy of slurping spaghetti. It is in the exuberant song and dance of teenage girls proclaiming "Hallelujah! It's raining men!" It is in the affectionate touch of an older couple, both widowed, rediscovering the art of dating. Love, of all these types and more, was the theme of the night Saturday at the Valentine Dinner and Dance at Williamsport United Methodist Church.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | August 13, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - While pursuing other careers, both Robin Graves and Jeff Casto realized their lives needed a change in direction which led them to join the ministry staff of The Good Shepherd Ministries. Graves grew up in Hagerstown and graduated with a bachelor of education degree from Frostburg University. She went into teaching, most recently in Santo Tomas, El Salvador, where she taught English in a school affiliated with a church home for orphans. "But it seems God was leading me in a different direction," said Graves, who had also spent time as a department manager at a bank in Kalamazoo, Mich.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | August 10, 2007
While pursuing other careers, both Robin Graves and Jeff Casto realized their lives needed a change in direction which led them to join the ministry staff of The Good Shepherd Ministries. Graves grew up in Hagerstown and graduated with a bachelor of education degree from Frostburg University. She went into teaching, most recently in Santo Tomas, El Salvador, where she taught English in a school affiliated with a church home for orphans. "But it seems God was leading me in a different direction," said Graves, who had also spent time as a department manager at a bank in Kalamazoo, Mich.
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