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Faces and Places

  • Lancaster County Tough Mudder Medics: EMS team to participate in the “Tough Mudder” challenge this October in Society Hill

    “Being tough” is a typical figure of speech, but what does it really mean? 10 members of the Lancaster County EMS have formed their own team, the Lancaster County Tough Mudder Medics, and are teaching Lancaster what it really means to be tough.

    The team started about six months ago when Lancaster County EMS members Greg Brasington and David Demby  looked into participating in the Tough Mudder challenge and ran the idea by Clay Catoe, EMS director for Lancaster County.

  • New threat of West Nile has people combing the cupboards for bite blockers 

    RALEIGH, N.C. – With North Carolina’s first West Nile death of the year in Wayne County recently mosquito bite prevention is top of mind.

    The recent wet weather across North and South Carolina is only stoking the flames of the growing mosquito population.

    Mosquitoes have been around for 170 million years and there are more than 175 known species in the U.S.
    These pesky summertime pests clearly aren’t going to disappear any time soon.

  • Mission: Anchorage

    Crestview Baptist Church and
    Freedom Freewill Baptist Church Mission Teams
    In January there was an announcement made during Sunday morning worship at Crestview Baptist Church that if anyone was interested in going to Alaska on a mission trip to stay after church. A large group of people stayed.

  • A modern medical marvel

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – It has been six months since Ashley Whittle was seriously injured in an industrial accident, and for 24-year-old Whittle, it’s a day she’ll never forget.

    Whittle had worked at Morcon, a manufacturer of paper products, for almost four months when the unexpected happened. She was still in training and her job was to pack and box products made at the facility.

    Whittle’s long, dark hair fell to the middle of her back so she kept it pulled up in a ponytail at work.

  • Despite Hollywood, the Ringo Kid lives on

    The late 1930’s were the heyday of the Saturday morning cowboy picture shows.

    Just when I was getting big enough to walk from Chesterfield Avenue to the Imperial Theater on Main Street all by myself, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, changing things forever.

    Our Western heroes of the silver screen were known as much by their attire as their looks.
    All the fellas had their favorites.

    Mine was clean-cut Hopalong Cassidy, who in real life was William Boyd.

  • 61 years later. . . Korean war veteran receives Purple Heart

    LAKE CITY, Fla. – Sixty-one years after being wounded in the Korean War, former Lancaster resident David Hinson was awarded the Purple Heart during a ceremony at the Veterans Medical Center in Lake City, Fla., on June 30.

    Hinson was told the event was a pre-Fourth of July celebration. When he realized the true reason behind the gathering, it nearly knocked him off his feet.

    “It kind of surprised me,” Hinson said. “I felt like fainting. I could hardly stand on my feet.”

  • Six ways to get in great shape

    Today, I’ve got six ways for you to get in great shape, right now. All are time-tested and proven.
    Read on to see which ones will work best for you.

  • Homemade ice cream memories

    It has been said that the first sign of getting old is a strong desire to re-live the past. Apparently, I’m getting old. I’ve been remembering eating homemade ice cream, on the front porch with my grandfather.

    My grandfather was a master of homemade ice cream. The process started in the early afternoon. The custard would be mixed, the peaches peeled and added. Then the ice cream custard would retire to the “icebox” to chill. A quick trip to town for a bag of ice and it was time for the ritual.

  • Funderburk was county's first African-American Eagle scout

    A living piece of Lancaster County Boy Scout history returned to his roots Friday, July 13. Lancaster native William W. Funderburk, the first African-American to become an Eagle Scout here, talked about his history with the Scouts that day at Lindsay Pettus’ office in downtown Lancaster.

    Even after all these years, Funderburk, 80, holds the Boy Scouts dear to his heart.

  • Helping students manage money

    Money management is one skill that can be difficult for young adults to master as they head off on their own. But no matter what stage of life - whether they’re entering college or the work force - every young adult should learn how to handle their money.

    Establish a Budget