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Local Student has Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

BERLIN – My once-in-a-lifetime experience began on July 5 with almost a 24 hour plane ride with several stops in other African countries in order to reach my final destination – Malawi. Besides my dreams, I was carrying with me an amazing assortment of school supplies and sports equipment that had been donated graciously by… Read more »

Decatur wins season opener

BERLIN – Stephen Decatur started off its season with a solid win over Colonel Richardson on Tuesday night, 50-41. The Seahawks, which went 21-5 last season and won its first East Region title since 1992, lost not only a bunch of seniors from that team but also the head coach. Travis Lloyd stepped down after… Read more »

Area Students Studying Abroad

SALISBURY – Three Salisbury University students have been awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad: Junior Daniel McElwain of Easton, senior Cherita Richards of Hebron, and sophomore Brittany Foutz of Salisbury.   An international studies major, McElwain is one of two SU students studying at Anqing Teachers College as part of the new… Read more »

Quitting Nicotine is a Battle Between Your Conscious and Unconscious

BERLIN – During a recent Worcester County Smoking Cessation Support Group meeting, Jack Galbraith, another participant and I were speaking about our experiences quitting with Chantix. Both Jack and the other person had already tried quitting once on Chantix and were commiserating about the difficulties trying the drug a second time. Chantix turns off the… Read more »

Still Trying to Quit After 65 Years of Smoking

BERLIN – Jack Galbraith started smoking near the end of WWII. He would make a weekly trip to town with one of the farmhands and meet up with Dutch immigrants hanging around the potbelly stove in the general store and enjoy a weekly cigar. If the setting and the date don’t suggest the attitude change… Read more »

Students Speak Poetry Out Loud

BERLIN – Jacqueline Saldana took the Poetry Out Loud contest her English class was holding just seriously enough to win it, but once she did she tapped into an aspect of her personality that surprised even her. So when she took the stage last week to win the right to represent Stephen Decatur High School… Read more »

Students learn life lessons from veterans

BERLIN – Last week teachers and students of Stephen Decatur Middle School held two days of Veterans Day events aimed at improving the students’ knowledge, not only of the types of people who serve, but also the types of service there are. In planning the event, physical education teacher Mindy Bankert surveyed the students to… Read more »

Knowing when quitting smoking is more than a choice

OCEAN PINES – Karen L’Hussier is one member of the Smoking Cessation Support Group sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department who has occupied both categories of would-be quitters – those who’d like to quit and those who absolutely must.  The first time L’Hussier tried to quit was about three years ago. She did it… Read more »

Educational program on inflammatory bowel diseases at AGH

< ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> BERLIN – The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America invites patients, families and caregivers living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to the educational program Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: What Every Patient Needs to Know scheduled for Monday, Nov. 15. Consisting of a live and interactive presentation… Read more »

Strength training for young athletes

Athletes young and old strive toward achieving their personal best. As coaches, parents and trainers, we need to be able to guide them so they can reach their goals without injuring themselves. One way to prevent injuries is having the athlete train to increase strength and flexibility of muscles through a strength training program. With… Read more »