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  • Native ‘Sun’ calls it a career

    Kendall Sparks
    The Winchester Sun

    James Mann landed his job at The Winchester Sun by a stroke of luck, and it’s a story only a few people know.

    At 23, he was rather naive, he said, and he had to take a test for the photographer job opening. The paper’s editor, Bill Blakeman, interviewed him, studied his pictures and put him to the test in the dark room with a photo negative.

  • A little added beauty

    Aaron Robinson recently completed his sophomore year at Bethlehem High School, and the Washington County resident used the lessons of his most recent semester to give back to his hometown of Springfield.

    Robinson, the son of Bill and Angela Robinson, had an assignment toward the end of the school year to complete some form of community service associated with the themes that had been discussed in his religion class.

  • June Sew this & that

    Marion Mulligan & Rita Yates

    “The Importance of Being Well Fitted” is the name of our next sewing workshop, held at the Washington County Extension office on Wednesday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by and learn the mysteries of fitting clothes. ‘This & That’ will be available to advise on basic body measurements, good bra fitting and any problem areas.

  • Online scammers pose as USPS

    Some residents have recently reported receiving suspicious emails from the United States Postal Service, and Springfield Postmaster Trae Purdom said they’re right to question the messages.

  • Assault suspect arrested

    An investigation that was mentioned in a previous issue of The Sun has been closed with the arrest of Jesus Saucedo, 27, of Springfield, on May 20.

    According to Springfield Police, Saucedo is accused of assaulting Veatriz Ramirez-Vega on May 10 at their home at 155 Lebanon Hill Road, leading to Ramirez-Vega being hospitalized with a concussion and other facial injuries.

    The updated police report also states that a child was present at the time of the incident. The child, however, did not sustain any injuries according to the report.

  • Battle with Hodgkin’s left impact on Carrico

     

    The year was 1998.

    Fran Carrico was just about to graduate with a bachelor’s from Bellarmine College (now university) when she found out news that would completely change her life: she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.

    She had gone to the doctor to find out about a knot on the left side of her chest. About a month later, she was diagnosed with cancer.

    She was only 21 at the time, though, and the intricate details of what she had just been told didn’t quite sink in, according to Carrico.

  • Keeping the faith

    Greg Bowen’s will has been tested before.

    He was involved in a serious car accident two years ago that nearly cost him his life. Now, Bowen is fighting once again, only this time the opponent is cancer.

    “That was just kind of preparation for this, I think, in a lot of ways,” Bowen said of the wreck. “My relationship with God, my relationship with others, the way I see life; it’s changed the way I look at life altogether.”

  • Real estate scam pops up in county

    A letter has been making the rounds to Washington County residents in recent weeks in an attempt to scam recipients out of money for a copy of their property deed.

    The letters may look authentic, but Washington County PVA Chief Deputy Marilyn O’Bryan said they’re anything but.

    “People get that letter thinking that it came from us because it looks so official,” she said. “We want to make it known that this is a scam and people need to be aware of it.

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