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June 27, 2007
Group to repair homes in Kentucky A volunteer team of 90 youths, college students and adults from Severna Park United Methodist Church will spend next week repairing homes in Kentucky with the Appalachia Service Project. The group will leave at 8 a.m. Saturday and will arrive in Letcher and Harlan counties Sunday and return July 7. The Appalachia Service Project is a nonprofit home-repair project with and for the poor of Central Appalachia. It is offered through the United Methodist Church but is open to all denominations.
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By Glenn Graham | March 12, 2008
A day will come when Matt Robinson will look back on his sophomore year in high school and smile. In the fall, he enjoyed his first season of varsity football, becoming a starter at safety and also seeing time at wide receiver to help the Raiders reach the regional playoffs. From there, Robinson, 6 feet 3, worked his way into the starting lineup of the basketball team as a forward. He averaged 7.5 points and nearly five rebounds a game, providing solid defense and hustle as the Raiders reached the county championship game and finished the season 18-6.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 12, 1997
MANY COLUMBIANS spend precious time performing community service. Recently, 72 people from Howard County spent a week in Beattyville, Ky. -- population 7,422 -- helping the people of an Appalachian community that is labeled "beyond distress."The volunteers are members of the Appalachia Service Project, which is sponsored by Columbia's St. John United Methodist/Presbyterian and St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic churches.Of the 47 teens-agers who participated, 26 are from east Columbia, 19 from west Columbia and two from Ellicott City.
NEWS
June 27, 2007
Group to repair homes in Kentucky A volunteer team of 90 youths, college students and adults from Severna Park United Methodist Church will spend next week repairing homes in Kentucky with the Appalachia Service Project. The group will leave at 8 a.m. Saturday and will arrive in Letcher and Harlan counties Sunday and return July 7. The Appalachia Service Project is a nonprofit home-repair project with and for the poor of Central Appalachia. It is offered through the United Methodist Church but is open to all denominations.
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By Glenn Graham | March 12, 2008
A day will come when Matt Robinson will look back on his sophomore year in high school and smile. In the fall, he enjoyed his first season of varsity football, becoming a starter at safety and also seeing time at wide receiver to help the Raiders reach the regional playoffs. From there, Robinson, 6 feet 3, worked his way into the starting lineup of the basketball team as a forward. He averaged 7.5 points and nearly five rebounds a game, providing solid defense and hustle as the Raiders reached the county championship game and finished the season 18-6.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2002
USING HAMMERS, saws and drills, members of two congregations that meet at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center helped improve the lives of families in Virginia through the Appalachia Service Project. Since 1969, high school youth participating in the program have spent part of their summers offering assistance to low-income families in rural central Appalachia. The teens are trained in home-repair skills and receive sensitivity training to help them understand the culture and the needs of those they serve.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | December 6, 1994
The excitement of the holidays is in the air. Exchanging gifts with loved ones, friends and neighbors has become one of the happy experiences associated with the season.A very nice aspect is when you help others while buying gifts or holiday decorations. Columbia United Christian Church is selling SERRV handmade crafts from 9:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sundays at Oakland Mills Meeting House.SERRV, Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation Vocations, began in post-World War II Germany as a way to help refugees earn a living.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 18, 1997
THE 21ST century generation will be in good hands -- today's youth will be in charge.So many young women and men in Columbia are working diligently in their schools and communities.Owen Brown Middle School's "Puma News" reports that the Gold Puma Pride solid "A" list includes 10 eighth-graders, three seventh-graders and twenty-one sixth-graders.Oakland Mills High School's "Quill" lists 30 students with a 4.0 grade-point average.Caring for others is typical of our younger generation, too.This month, Oakland Mills Middle School students Sharon Berlin and Kori Johnson are holding a stuffed-toy drive at their school.
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January 11, 2006
Amanda Federline, Wilde Lake SPORT BASKETBALL GIRLS STATS -- A three-year starter and team captain, Amanda Federline is averaging 10 points and eight rebounds a game as a forward for the Wildecats this season. An avid fan of the Duke men's basketball team, Federline received a letter from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and also has an autographed J.J. Redick jersey. SIDELINES -- Federline would like to go south to attend college and is considering North Carolina. Along with playing basketball at Wilde Lake, Federline is on the school's dance team and is a member of the National Honor Society.
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April 19, 1993
Karen Brown, 18, of Olde MillSchool: Old Mill High SchoolAccomplishments/Interests: Karen is in the top 1 percent of her class, the treasurer in the National Honor Society and a member of the Key Club, the Math Team, the Prom Promise Committee and president of her school's chapter of Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD).As part of her work with the Prom Promise Committee, Karen and fellow students have been instrumental in providing forms that students sign, promising not to drink and drive on prom night.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2002
USING HAMMERS, saws and drills, members of two congregations that meet at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center helped improve the lives of families in Virginia through the Appalachia Service Project. Since 1969, high school youth participating in the program have spent part of their summers offering assistance to low-income families in rural central Appalachia. The teens are trained in home-repair skills and receive sensitivity training to help them understand the culture and the needs of those they serve.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 12, 1997
MANY COLUMBIANS spend precious time performing community service. Recently, 72 people from Howard County spent a week in Beattyville, Ky. -- population 7,422 -- helping the people of an Appalachian community that is labeled "beyond distress."The volunteers are members of the Appalachia Service Project, which is sponsored by Columbia's St. John United Methodist/Presbyterian and St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic churches.Of the 47 teens-agers who participated, 26 are from east Columbia, 19 from west Columbia and two from Ellicott City.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 18, 1997
THE 21ST century generation will be in good hands -- today's youth will be in charge.So many young women and men in Columbia are working diligently in their schools and communities.Owen Brown Middle School's "Puma News" reports that the Gold Puma Pride solid "A" list includes 10 eighth-graders, three seventh-graders and twenty-one sixth-graders.Oakland Mills High School's "Quill" lists 30 students with a 4.0 grade-point average.Caring for others is typical of our younger generation, too.This month, Oakland Mills Middle School students Sharon Berlin and Kori Johnson are holding a stuffed-toy drive at their school.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | December 6, 1994
The excitement of the holidays is in the air. Exchanging gifts with loved ones, friends and neighbors has become one of the happy experiences associated with the season.A very nice aspect is when you help others while buying gifts or holiday decorations. Columbia United Christian Church is selling SERRV handmade crafts from 9:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sundays at Oakland Mills Meeting House.SERRV, Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation Vocations, began in post-World War II Germany as a way to help refugees earn a living.
NEWS
November 8, 1993
Student: Corrie Poorman, 17, Severna Park.Accomplishments/Interests: Corrie, a senior, was named "Best Drum Major" in the state at a recent competition at Towson State University involving about 40 bands. Corrie gives a lot of credit to the 81-member band. "I think the band deserves the award more than I do. It's the band who makes the drum major look good. The band did receive second place competing at Group Level IV, the level that has the bands with the most members."The band is augmented by 32 members of the pompon unit.
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