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Mull Rules Changes
For MetCom
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

Big Turnout In
St. Marys For
Early Voting

The Commissioners of St. Marys

County announced through their attorney
George Sparling Tuesday that they had
come up with their own amendments to
section 113 of the St. Marys County code
that would restructure the way the Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) is run
Both MetCom and the county government have been working since 2014 to find
ways to amend section 113 but little progress has been made so far.
One possible change, giving the ability to the commissioner board to approve
MetComs operating budget, rankled several members of the MetCom board who
believed it was an unwarranted intrusion
into the authority the county commissioners had vested them with.
Why are we here if we cant do this
work, said Steve Willing, a long-time
member of the MetCom board who until
recently served as its chairman.
When board members revealed that
they had recently spent an hour debating
whether to spend $20,000 on a truck for
one of their employees to use on the job,
they drew criticism from County Commis-

the first day of early voting a woman complained that her voting a straight Republican ticket, including Donald Trump for
president, was switched to Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
The video of her complaint made national news and went viral on social media, but
Adkins said that she had been told that a
elections judge had helped the woman, who
had used an electronic device to help mark
her ballot but that did not tabulate it, change
her vote back to Republican.
I dont know what actually happened, Adkins said. She didnt talk to
me about it and I was here the whole time.
Weve had no other complaints and more
than 100 people have used the device.
Adkins said there have been no other
complaints of ballots being flipped.
Adkins said she had never seen such a
turnout of voters since early voting began
several years ago.
This is the strongest turnout since we
started early voting, she said. Weve been
constantly busy since we opened up.

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By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Elections officials in St. Marys County
say this is the strongest year yet for early
voting participation, with thousands coming out to cast a ballot over six days starting
back on Oct. 27.
Weve had a great turnout so far, said
Wendy Adkins the local director of the
county Board of Elections. Were very
Adkins said nearly 2,000 voters came
out each of the first two days for early voting, with weekend turnout very strong as
There were 1,794 registered voters that
came to the polls last Thursday with even
more, 1,898, coming it to cast a ballot the
next day.
On Saturday, 1,242 voters came out and
on Sunday even more showed up with 1,272
coming out to cast their ballots.
By Monday early voting was still growing strong with 1,452 ballots being cast and
Tuesday there were greater numbers still
with 1,545 voters coming out to the polls.
The figures were provided from daily
totals taken by the elections officials at the
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department early voting station.
Adkins said there was only one complaint about the voting process when on

sioner John OConnor that such debate was

not the best use of their time.
Newly appointed MetCom Board Member John J. Carey said the board exercised
strict oversight of its budget.
Theres no amount where we just go to
the stroke of a pen when spending money,
Carey said.
The conversation takes place amidst talk
of the possibility of bringing MetCom under the auspices of county government in
an effort to possibly find a way to reduce
water and sewer rates and hookup fees for
new homes and businesses.
Commissioner President James Randy
Guy joined Commissioner Todd Morgan in
opposing the idea to bring MetCom under
county government.
He said interests would be better served
if MetCom remained an autonomous agency as if was first set up by state law more
than 50 years ago.
I dont want to take anything over, Guy
told the attendees of the joint meeting held

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Only four citizens came out to speak at

Tuesday nights hearing before the Commissioners to St. Marys County to discuss the
possible increase in the homestead tax credit
cap, which exists to slow the growth of property tax bills should home values be assessed
radically upwards by the state.
But the message was clear: dont increase
the rate.
One speaker wanted the rate to come
I actually want my taxes reduced, I know
thats a big surprise, said Paul Kelly, a senior
citizen. The average American has suffered
a decrease in spending power.
Kelly said senior citizens would be especially vulnerable to an increase in the cap,
especially since they were on fixed incomes.
Kelly said that the U.S. Social Security
Administration had recently announced that
beneficiaries could only expect a .3 percent
cost of living increase this year.
That has a serious impact on senior citizens, Kelly said. The senior citizen is really taking a pounding.

Commissioner Mike Hewitt has proposed

reducing the rate from its current 5 percent to
just 3 percent.
Hewitt has stated at commissioner meetings that he believed the county could still
make its revenue up on property taxes because of collections on commercial sites, allowing some relief for homeowners, particularly senior citizens.
Other commissioners, such as Todd Morgan and Tom Jarboe, have warned that reducing the tax cap would also cut revenues
coming into the county at a time when it was
struggling to get all the revenues it could to
provide services.
County finance office projections show
that decreasing the homestead tax cap to 3
percent would remove $613,268 from the
county revenue stream, the current cap costs
the county $523,769 each year.
If the cap were increased to 6 percent the
county would lose out on just $488,021, an
increase of up to 7 percent would reduce the
revenue loss to $455,331 a year.

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Sheriffs Office Deputy, Corporal Angela

Delozier, recognized for her positive
influence on youth in St. Marys County

Last Friday, Cpl. Angela Delozier, a St.

Marys Countys Sheriffs Office deputy,
briefly traded in her uniform for a flight
suit. Just prior to the air show at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, she boarded
a Navy SNJ2 prop plane for a high-flying
ride-along with the Geico Skytypers. The
thrill ride came as part of the reward for
Cpl. Delozier being named a key influencer
in our community in 2016.
A school resource officer, Cpl. Delozier
is known for her progressive style of interaction with young people. In May 2016,

St. Marys County Public Schools solicited nominations for people who have had
a beneficial impact on children, and Cpl.
Deloziers supervisors selected her for the
innovative ways she is connecting with the
youth in St. Marys County.
Sheriff Tim Cameron says, We are
honored that Cpl. Delozier has been recognized for the exemplary work she does.
Her nomination and selection show that the
creative and energetic attitude she brings to
her duties as school resource officer really
has a positive impact on the students.
Capt. Steven Hall added, Cpl. Delozier
takes the responsibilities of her job very
seriously and above all, genuinely cares
about her kids. She is truly deserving of
this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Cpl. Delozier has been with the St.
Marys County Sheriffs Office for twelve
years and has been a school resource officer
for ten of those. She is currently assigned as
the resource officer for Leonardtown Mid-

dle School, Leonardtown High School, and

the Forest Career and Technology Center.
In addition, Cpl. Delozier spearheads the
annual CAMP D.A.R.E. program; a free
week-long summer camp focused on educating children about the dangers of drugs,
tobacco, and alcohol. At CAMP D.A.R.E.,
Cpl. Delozier plans and coordinates all of
the individual and team-building exercises,
which are designed to empower students to
make healthy life decisions.
Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and
women of the Sheriffs Office offer their
congratulations to Cpl. Angela Delozier
for being selected as a hometown hero
and thank the St. Marys County Public
Schools, Patuxent River Naval Air Station
Liaisons Office, Geico Skytypers, and the
Patuxent River Naval Air Station Public
Affairs Office for their efforts and time.
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Standing Up for Veterans

Growing the Economy in St. Marys

Secured nearly $330,000 in assistance to help Southern Maryland

Strongly supports efforts to diversify Southern Marylands economy by

Helped expand mental health care, increased access to health care

Helped secure the University System of Marylands selection as one of

homeless veterans and their families access housing and

medical services

services in rural areas, and improved care for more than 2 million
female veterans

Worked to enact the 21st Century GI Bill, which funds four years of
higher education for veterans who have served since 9/11

Fighting for Pax River

Saved 9,000 jobs and helped add 5,000 more at the Patuxent River

Naval Air Station, and saved 1,600 jobs by helping with the reversal of
a closure recommendation at St. Inigoes

Protected the work of Pax River when it was threatened by a wind

turbine project

Supported military construction projects at Pax River that provided

needed facilities to conduct critical national security work

leveraging the work done at military installations to grow the private

sector in the region
six unmanned aircraft test sites

Is a strong advocate for the third building at the Southern Maryland

Higher Education Center

Standing Up for Middle-Class Marylanders

Worked to increase the maximum Pell Grant award so that all Maryland
students can afford to go to college; is fighting to make loan repayment
more affordable and to allow for the refinancing of high interest
student loans

Helped pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help end pay

discrimination and cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act to make it

harder for employers to pay women less than men for the same work

Fighting to increase the federal minimum wage

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Police Investigate Police Vehicle Strikes,

Death in St. Leonard Kills Pedestrian
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Calvert sheriffs detectives are investigating the death of a woman at Flag Harbor
in St. Leonard over the weekend.
Sheriffs deputies called to the scene
found the victim, Pamela Fell, 45, floating
under the pier; Fell lived on a large boat
which was docked at the first boat slip to the
left of pier there at the harbor, policesaid.
Calvert Sheriff Mike Evans said, so far,
there appears to be no indications of foul
play in Fells death, though it remains an
open criminal investigation.
any other suspicion of foul play, Evans told The Calvert County Times.
Police were eventually alerted to the scene
after a friend of Fells had tried to reach
her via phone since that Thursday without
success; that same friend had contacted
the harbormaster and asked him to check

He found a purse on the back deck of

Fells boat, police said, with the lights on
inside the cabin and the television on.
When he called out to Fell, he got no
response; eventually Fells phone was retrieved from her purse.
Fells friend went to the sheriffs office
to report her missing; the harbormaster
viewed surveillance footage and found that
Fell had fallen off the dock but there was no
further activity shown on the footage.
An autopsy is set to be performed at the
Office of the Medical Examiner in Baltimore, sheriffs officials stated.
The police are still seeking leads in the
case and anyone with any information
about Fell is asked to call the sheriffs office at 410-535-2800 ext. 2772.

On October 30, 2016 at approximately

2:12 A.M. a St. Marys County Sheriffs
Office deputy was traveling southbound
on Chancellors Run Road in the area of
Pegg Road when a pedestrian entered the
roadway. The pedestrian was struck by the
deputys vehicle and succumbed to injuries
sustained. The Collision Reconstruction
Team responded to the scene and continued
the investigation.
Alcohol and speed do not appear to be
contributing factors and due to the nature
of the preliminary investigation.
The victim has been identified as Elder

Amiclar Lucedro Moran, 30, of Lexington

Park and the deputy was identified as Sgt.
Keith Moritz, a 13-year veteran of the St.
Marys County Sheriffs Office. The names
of both the deputy and victim went unannounced pending notification to next of kin
and as part of the preliminary investigation.
At this time, the investigation continues
and additional information will be released
upon completion of the investigation and a
report from the Office of the Chief Medical
St. Marys County Sheriffs Office

District Woman Charged

With Clements Arson
Deputy State Fire Marshals concluded
a vehicle fire investigation with the arrest
of the owner of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta
located on fire in a field near 37955 Manor
Road in Clements, St. Marys County on
October 4, 2016.
Investigators determined the vehicle
owner, Tierra Monique Preston (28) of
Washington D.C. was responsible for intentionally setting her car on fire. The
suspect initially told investigators she
had been carjacked in Suitland, Maryland
prior to the car being located on fire in the

field. Her statement was determined to be

false and she was arrested today while in
Columbia in Howard County.
Preston was charged with Arson 2nd
Degree, Conspiracy Arson 2nd Degree,
Malicious Burning / Fraud and Malicious
Destruction of Property. She has since
been transferred to the St. Marys County
Detention Center where she awaits a bond
Maryland State Fire Marshals Office

Maryland State Police Press Releases

CDS/Handgun Violation/ DUI On
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3:03 am, TFC
Regina initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car on Route 235 at Wildewood Blvd
for a traffic infraction. Field sobriety was
performed, and the driver, Khalil Kareem
Carson, 33, of Washington, DC, was placed
under arrest for DUI. A search of Mr. Carson, incident to arrest, revealed suspected
marijuana over 10 grams. A search of Mr.
Carsons vehicle resulted in the recovery of
additional marijuana and a loaded semi-automatic handgun. The Maryland Gun Center was contacted regarding the firearm,
and their check revealed that Mr. Carson is a
convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Mr. Carson was transported to the St. Marys County Detention
Center and charged with weapons violations, Possession of CDS Marijuana, DUI,
and traffic charges. (16-MSP-042429)
Handgun Violation On Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6:44 pm, TFC B. Ditoto
initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car on
Route 245 at Route 235 for a traffic infraction. Contact was made with the driver, Jamarr Lamont Smith, 35, of District Heights.
Due to the odor of Marijuana emitting from
the vehicle, a probable cause search of the
vehicle was conducted. This search led
to the recovery of suspected Marijuana
and a stolen, loaded, handgun. TFC Ditoto contacted the Maryland Gun Center,
and was advised Mr. Smith is a convicted

felon and is prohibited from possessing a

firearm. Mr. Smith was placed under arrest
and transported to the St. Marys County
Detention Center. He was held pending a
bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-044502)
Public Intoxication/Disorderly Conduct On Saturday, October 30, 2016 at
9:08 pm, Cpl. Gibson responded to the
20000 block of Point Lookout Road for
a reported person laying in the roadway.
Witnesses stated that Jessie Marie Russell, 32, of Leonardtown was extremely intoxicated and had been laying in the roadway. Cpl. Gibson made contact with Ms.
Russell, who continued to act disorderly
by yelling profanities and attempting to
pull away from Cpl. Gibson. Ms. Russell
was placed under arrest and transported
by TFC B. Ditoto. While en route to the
St. Marys County Detention Center, Ms.
Russell became belligerent, removed her
seatbelt several times, and spit across TFC
Ditotos vehicle, getting her saliva on TFC
Ditotos agency equipment and personal
belongings. Ms. Russell was charged with
Disorderly Conduct, Malicious Destruction of Property less than $1000, and Alcoholic Beverage: Public Place/ Cause Disturbance. She was held at the St. Marys
County Detention Center pending a bond
review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-044684)

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Seahawks Defeated in
First Round of Mens
Soccer Championship

The third-seeded St. Marys College

of Maryland mens soccer team saw their
hopes of a second straight championship run dashed Saturday afternoon by
a last minute goal. St. Marys suffered a
heartbreaking 1-0 loss to York College of
Pennsylvania in the first round of the 2016
Capital Athletic Conference Mens Soccer
Championship Tournament.
The loss puts an end to St. Marys 2016
campaign. The Seahawks finish the season
with a 12-4-2 (6-2-1 CAC) overall record,
marking the fourth-most wins in program
history and just the second time all-time to
reach 12 wins.
Senior captain Nick Tait (Silver Spring,
Md./Sandy Spring Friends) wraps up his
outstanding career fourth all-time in gamewinning goals (9) and fifth in points (88),
goals (33), and assists (22). Tait is also tied
for first in games played (74) and leaves as
the record holder in minutes played (5,715).
York 1, St. Marys 0
How It Happened
York waited until the last minute and a
half to avenge Wednesdays 2-1 loss to St.
Marys at Seahawk Stadium in the regularseason finale.
Following a scoreless first half which
was dominated by St. Marys, the Spartans finally broke through for the games

First-year midfielder Barak Amige

(Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) set
up sophomore midfielder Nathan Bilbie
(Shrewsbury, Pa./Susquehannock) for the
eventual game-winner at 87:22. Bilbie
headed in Amiges pass for his sixth of the
For the Seahawks (12-4-2)
Goalkeeper: Junior Zack Haussler
(Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) (3 saves, 1 goal
allowed, 90:00).
St. Marys finished the game with 14
shots (five on goal) and four corner kicks.
For York (8-8-2)
Scorer: Bilbie (1 goal), Amige (1 assist).
Goalkeeper: Senior Charlie Johnson
(Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) (5 saves,
0 goals allowed, 90:00).
The Spartans fired 10 shots (four on goal)
and earned four corners.
York improves to 29-5-2 against the
Seahawks all-time, including 14-1 in Seahawk Stadium.
St. Marys is ninth in this weeks South
Atlantic region poll.
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

A Gen-Xers Perspective

Once youve been around long enough

to develop a generational identity, its common (because humans are curious) to ponder living life in a different era. Ive done
it, not because of a desire to escape reality
via Doc Browns DeLorean, but because
its fascinating to imagine navigating a past
or some futuristic, Jetsons existence (if my
mind can sufficiently expand to consider
the possibilities).
With four generations of my family still
on earth (two off my stern, me and one off
my bow), Im at the perfect moment for this
exercise: Ive acquired a decent database of
personal experiences, am aware of recent
history and am cognizant of the speed with
which the world is changing. I missed The
Roaring 20s, The Great Depression, Pearl
Harbor and the national euphoria that followed the defeat of the Axis Powers in
World War II experiences my grandparents, members of The Greatest Generation,
lived. My parents, Baby Boomers born in
the late-1940s, dealt with the fear of nuclear
war, Vietnam, Watergate and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. But boy
did they get to enjoy the best music Elvis
Presley, James Brown,
Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, The Beatles and The
Rolling Stones.
Born in 1972, Im
a member of Generation X, a comparatively
small mass of humanity
experts will tell you is
cynical and disaffected.
We have been consistently lied to by politicians, lack a great military accomplishment
and will witness the erosion of American global
dominance (militarily
and economically). We
wont do as well as our
parents Boomers but
will be left to bear their
financial burden while
simultaneously coping
with the perceived entitlement of Millennials.
Its enough to feel like
generation screwed.
But I dont. Generation X, while arguably
not overtly special in
any discernable way,
is incredibly unique.
Change my date of
birth? Never. Heres

X is a generation of overlappers. We
remember televisions with antennas and
channel dials but were quick to embrace
the digital era and high-definition (HD)
technology. Our first calls were on landline telephones attached to cords; now we
are masters of smart phones. Weve seen
a bad guy defeated U.S.S.R. and become an antagonist again Russia. We
grew up driving stick shifts and are on
the cusp of self-driving cars. Segregation
was a defeated evil, not a reality. The first
high school paper we wrote was generated
on a typewriter; our last college paper was
drafted in Microsoft Word and emailed to
our professors at the completion of an online class.
But every generation has its before and
afters, its technological and social overlaps.
What makes Generation X unique is that it
straddles the Information Age and its revolution in human communication. Gen-Xers
came of age before the internet and have,
unlike most members of preceding generations, embraced its possibilities as adults.
Were fluent in text-speak, social media savants, proficient multi-taskers and capable
consumers of todays limitless data. But
we can still hold face-to-face conversations with other humans, survive in a world
without instant access to everything and
enjoy disconnecting from the grid.
Which leads to the obvious and longsimmering question: What does this dribble have to do with sports? Well, a lotI
think. Gen-Xerswe grew up without
ESPN, let alone ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU or ESPN Deportes. We mined our
stats from newspapers and encyclopedias
and learned about players by reading press
guides and the backs of baseball cards.
Following sports took time and dedication;
it takes but a few clicks now. The mystery
is mostly gone (not so good) but the growth
of sports into a pop culture phenomena is
undeniably super-cool.
Millennials and certainly Generation Z
sports fans probably feel sorry for my onetime plight. But they should be jealous. Im
about to toggle between The World Series
and Sunday Night Football both in primetime and in HD, of course. For them, this is
just how its always been; Im old enough to
know it hasnt and to appreciate the journey
to this amazing moment.
The point? These are extraordinary
times - and not just for sports fans. Dont
be convinced otherwise.
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A College of Southern Maryland professor has been named to the Journal of Environment Pollution and Climate Changes
editorial board.
Dr. Arthur Viterito, who has taught geography at CSM since 2002, has been named
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Since the journals open access does not
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more effective in the classroom. Both students and the college at large will benefit.
He is looking forward to the challenges
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Viterito previously has held positions at
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His work in urban climatology was cited
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Viterito is a member of the Association
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Voters To Decide
On School Board,
Code Home Rule
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
As St. Marys voters prepare to take to the
polls Nov. 8 the main local issues they have
to decide are for school board and whether
they want to fundamentally change the way
county government is structured through
code home rule.
In the three races for school board there
will automatically be some change through
the election, while one board seat is likely
to stay the same.
In the District 2 race Jim Davis is facing
off against Justin Fiore, both are from the
Leonardtown area.
This is an intersection of two passions
for me, policy and education, said Fiore,
who works as a legislative aide for Del. Ned
Carey in the Annapolis legislature. I want
to give back and I believe in starting early.
I want to make sure that taxpayers are
getting their moneys worth.

Fiore said he wanted to focus on wages

for school system employees and the costs
of operating the many buildings in the system to ensure they are being run efficiently.
I want to make sure were getting good
deals on services, Fiore said.
He also wanted to honor the agreements
the system had made with teachers to ensure they received the step increases in pay
they were promised.
Fiore was also against the recent executive order from Gov. Larry Hogan to start
school until after Labor Day; it eroded local control over school system operations,
he said.
Fiore also opposed tying teacher pay to
teacher evaluations, which the local teachers union has also opposed.
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Were running a $220 million budget
and that needs someone with experience,
Davis said. I want to make sure we keep a
first class school system, which I consider
to be the best in the state.
He wanted to ensure that teachers got
pay commensurate with their importance
to the system.
You get what you pay for, Davis said.
He was concerned about the amount of
testing that St. Marys students had to undergo as a result of PARCC testing and the
Common Core.
Local students have scored low the tests
and recent results show that they are making little to no progress in improving, but
the test has only been given two years in
a row.
The race between the two men ensures
there will be a new member for District 2.
Long-time incumbent Cathy Allen, who
was moved out of District 2 due to redistricting, is now running for the at-large
seat on the board previously held by Marilyn Crosby who had to retire due to health
Daniel Carney currently occupies the
seat after being installed by the Commissioners of St. Marys County.
I think my corporate knowledge I bring
to the board is important at a time when
there has been so much change to the
school system, Allen said, adding that her
knowledge of state and federal mandates
the system must adhere to was important
as well.
I also ensure that the perspective of a
rural school system is represented in Annapolis, she said.
Allen said that she understood the concerns of some over flat to regressive test

scores among students versus the continuing push by the school board for more
money each year, but she said she wanted
to balance fiscal responsibility with an assessment that students were still getting
We still have to improve instruction so
students understand the curriculum, Allen
said. But our scores mirror the states, the
curriculum is more challenging.
Her opponent Chris Krush, is a veteran
teacher and athletic coach who retired from
the school system in 2003.
He wants to bring a teachers experience
to the board.
We dont have a single member of the
Board of Education with a background in
education, Krush said. Its important to
have that background, that boots-on-theground experience in the schools.
Krush believes that classrooms have
lost some cohesion and that it has become
too easy for students to pass teacher-provided classroom tests that can be given
Discipline has gotten lax and teachers
hands are tied, Krush said. You cant
teach a class without discipline.
Krush was also concerned over the
amount of standardized testing students
were subjected to.
We need a whole lot less of it, Krush
said. I dont think it really tells you much.
Mary Washington, who has served on
the board since it became an elected body,
is running unopposed in her District 4 race.
The Board of Education is my purpose, my passion and my calling, Washington said, who has served on the board
16 years. The key is working with other
You have to be problem solvers.
Voters will also cast ballots on whether
to switch to code home rule next Tuesday,
which gives county commissioners greater
autonomy in creating
local laws but does not
confer greater taxing authority; that would still be
subject to approval by the
state legislature.
However, the measure
on the ballot has met with
little grassroots support
and Commissioner Todd
Morgan has actively opposed it, stating that it
was, at its heart, an expansion of government.

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and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Natalie Anna Brady

83, of Hillsboro, AL
(formerly of Valley
Lee, MD),went to be
with her Lord and
Savior on Saturday,
October 30, 2016,
with her loving husband Robert at her
side. Natalie was a
devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved to cook, read,
dress up and take long drives. She leaves
behind a legacy of Christian Faith and a
family that will miss her beyond words.
Born in Baltimore, MD, she is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert
Brady, Sr., children Carolyn Cline, Glenn
Reedy, Arthur Reedy, Iris Harris and
Robert Brady, Jr.; grandchildren Brenna
Sturgeon, Devin Cline, Eric Reedy, Kristel Lilly, Lindsy Harris and Sean Brady,
great grandchildren Kaidin Nickerson,
Lechele Winder and Noah Lilly; siblings
Patricia Bentley and Gary Harris. Natalie
was preceded in death by her parents Emile
Quevedo and Virginia Harris, and siblings
Raymond Quevedo, Isabelle (Sinsko) Mangialardi and Delores Stenzel.
On November 7, 2016, at 12:00 p.m., a
graveside service will be held at Fort Lincoln Memorial Cemetery located at 3401
Bladensburg Rd, Brentwood, MD, 20722.

Nellie Lee Holcomb

Nellie Lee Holcomb, a resident of
St. Marys County
for over six decades,
passed away at the
age of 105 on October 22, 2016 in
Melbourne, Florida.
Born in Mount Vernon, Tennessee on
April 20, 1911, Nellie was the daughter of
the late Arthur and Amanda Lee and the
beloved wife of Rastus (Smokey) Holcomb.
Nellie and Smokey were married October
13, 1934 in Murray County Georgia, and on
July 11, 1936, they had a son, Jack. Nellie
and Smokey enjoyed 70 wonderful years
together before Smokeys passing in 2004.
After graduating from Tellico Plains
High School in 1929, Nellie attended Hiwassee College and graduated in 1931 with
a State of Tennessee Teaching Certificate.
She first taught elementary school in the
mountains of Tennessee, walking from her
home in Tellico Plains, into the mountains,
crossing a river on a swinging bridge, and
boarding with a family in the community.
There were few supplies in the one-room
schoolhouse where she taught, so Nellie
improvised, using a bank calendar to teach
math and a broken chalkboard to teach
reading and writing.
After she married Smokey and had her

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son Jack, she took a break from teaching

and returned to Mount Vernon to live with
her mother and two sisters. At the time,
Smokey was in the U.S. Navy, and his duties kept him at sea (including during the
war years when he fought in five major
campaigns). So Nellie would load Jack into
a car, and together they would drive from
Tennessee to the ports where Smokeys
battleship was docked for repairs and refurbishments. They traveled to Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Norfolk, and Mare Island near San Francisco.
After the war, Nellie returned to the
classroom and taught at Mount Vernon School. In 1947, she and Jack joined
Smokey in Hawaii where he was stationed.
She treasured her years in Honolulu, taking
up hula dancing and perfecting her skills
as a seamstress. In 1952, the family moved
to Piney Point, Maryland where Smokey
completed his twenty-one years of service
in the Navy and where Nellie taught at Piney Point Elementary School.
It was during this time that the state
teaching credentials had changed: now all
teachers were required to hold a four-year
Bachelors Degree. Undaunted, Nellie enrolled in The University of Tennessee, and
each summer she would travel from Southern Maryland back to Knoxville to take
classes. In August of 1963, she graduated
with a Bachelors Degree from UTs College
of Education. She continued to teach, and
in the mid-1970s, she retired from Greenview Knolls Elementary School. Throughout her teaching career, Nellie touched the
lives and helped shape the futures of hundreds upon hundreds of children.
During retirement, Nellie and Smokey
were inseparable. They enjoyed travel and
camping, ballroom and line dancing, day
trips to Andrews Air Force Base or the
Farmers Market, lavishing attention and
affection on their two grandsons, or simply
watching the boats go up and down Lewis
Creek outside their window.
After Smokey passed, Nellie continued
to enrich the lives of all those around her.
Her high spirits and keen sense of humor
were infectious, and she always treated others as she wished to be treated herself.
Nellie is back home in Mount Vernon,
TN, and resting at peace in Eleazar Methodist Church cemetery. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, family and friends gathered
at Eleazar and preached her into the sky.
Nellie is survived by her beloved son
Jack L. Holcomb of Melbourne, Florida;
her grandson Steven L. Holcomb and his
wife and son, Diane OBrien and William Andrew of Gambrills, Maryland; her
grandson Christopher M. Holcomb and his

wife Federica Clementi of Columbia, South

Carolina; her daughters-in-law Marjory
D. Holcomb of California, Maryland and
Karen E. Holcomb of Melbourne, Florida;
her step-granddaughter Janice Tyson Zilch
and her husband Douglas Zilch and their
children, Aidan and Zachary Zilch of Melbourne, Florida; and her nephew Tim Lee
of Mount Vernon, Tennessee and her great
nephew Derek Lee of Oklahoma. Nellie
was preceded in death by her sisters Esta
Watson and Dixie Lee, her brother-in-law
Erskin Watson, and her nephew Tubby

Karin KK Goodman

Karin KK Goodman Evans, 46, of

Mechanicsville, Maryland, passed away on
October 21, 2016.
Karin was born on
December 31, 1969
in Ronceverte, West
Virginia to Jack L.
and Barbara Wilson
Karin was a 1987 graduate of Leonardtown High School and a graduate of St.
Marys College of Maryland. She was a
member of the First Saints Community
Church, St. Pauls Campus. Karin loved
children and was a Day Care and Small
Child Provider. She was happiest when she
was spending time with family and friends,
especially her two sons.
In addition to her parents, Karin is survived by her husband, Steven Patrick Evans of Mechanicsville, Maryland; her sons,
Jackson Scott Evans and Hunter Luke Evans both of Mechanicsville, Maryland; and
her sister, Paula Goodman of California,
Family will receive friends for Karins
Life Celebration on Wednesday, October
26, 2016 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m., with a
Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m., at Brinsfield
Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road,
Leonardtown, MD 20650.
will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens,
Leonardtown, MD.
Pallbearers will be Todd Summers, Bobby Evans, Charlie Evans, Artie Guy, Scott
Cheseldine, and Billy Wockenfuss.
Memorial contributions may be made
to the Southern Maryland Animal Welfare League, Post Office Box 1232, Leonardtown, MD 20650, or at the First Saints
Community Church Childrens Ministry,
P.O. Box 95, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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Leonardtown to Host Veterans Day Parade

Governor Hogan and Congressman Hoyer expected
to participate in annual march
The public is invited to come out and
salute Americas Veterans at the annual
Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown. The
march, sponsored by the Commissioners
of St. Marys County and Commissioners
of Leonardtown, takes place on Friday,
November 11 at 10 a.m. The parade steps
off on Fenwick Street and features Veterans, dignitaries, elected officials, local high
school marching bands, military units,
color guards, classic and antique cars, boy
and girl scouts, cheerleaders, motorcycles,
and horses, as well as fire, police and emergency personnel and equipment. Immediately following the parade, spectators are
encouraged to remain in the Town Square
for a Veterans Memorial Ceremony to include patriotic music, laying of wreaths and
words of remembrance. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Congressman Steny
Hoyer will be among the marchers and may
say a few words during the event as their
schedules permit.
Spectators can come to the Square early
to talk to representatives from Vacations
for Vets of St. Marys, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), The Marine Corps
League and Young Marines, The Patuxent
River Naval Air Museum, CSMs Heroes
Campaign and the Navy Gold Star Pro-

gram. These organizations will be set up in

the Square to provide information on programs for veterans and active-duty military, including ways the general public can
help our local military families.
In the event of inclement weather, the
parade will be cancelled and the Memorial
Ceremony will be held in the auditorium
at St. Marys Ryken High School, 22600
Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown (inside
Romuald Hall on the back campus). Those
wishing to lay wreaths at the monuments
may choose to do so.
Parking and Shuttles for the 2016
Leonardtown Veterans Day Parade
Parade participants are requested to be
in place at the lineup location at St. Marys
Ryken High School no later than 9:30 a.m.
and to plan as follows:
Parade vehicles, including buses, floats,
cars, trucks and motorcycles, should report
directly to the staging area at St. Marys
Ryken High School between 7 and 8 a.m.
All parade vehicles - except emergency
vehicles - should be parked by 8 a.m.
Marching groups and other parade
participants should park at Leonardtown
Middle School and take the shuttle to St.
Marys Ryken High School between 8 and
9:30 a.m.

Parents should not to drop off their

children at Ryken High School, along
the side of the road or at the intersection.
All persons participating in the parade
and who are not riding in a parade vehicle
should ride the shuttle bus from Leonardtown Middle School.
Parking for Spectators
Spectators and those participating in the
parade are asked to not park in the Courthouse parking lot on Courthouse Drive or
surrounding side streets. These areas are
reserved exclusively for school buses and
shuttles and must remain clear to reduce
congestion at the end of the parade.
Spectators are also asked not to park at
the College of Southern Marylands Leonardtown Campus as the college will be
open for classes on Veterans Day. Parking
spaces there are needed for students and
Spectators are encouraged to park
at the St. Marys County Fairgrounds
and ride one of the complimentary, roundtrip, shuttles into Town. Free parking and
shuttles also available at the St. Marys
County Governmental Center. Spectators
should park in the areas near the Carter
State Office Building, 23115 Leonard Hall
Drive, Leonardtown, MD. From there you

may walk into town or board a shuttle at

the shuttle stop near the flagpoles between
the Carter Office Building and the Potomac
Building. Wheelchair-accessible shuttles
will be available at both locations. The
return shuttle stop for both locations is located across from The Olde Town Pub on
the corner of Washington and Shadrick
Washington Street and Fenwick Street
leading into downtown Leonardtown will
be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. until noon.
Downtown parking and thru traffic will
be limited to areas accessible from Lawrence Avenue. Officers from the St. Marys
County Sheriffs Office will provide traffic
control, and Parade Volunteers will assist
with parking and street detours.
Handicapped Parking: Spectators requiring handicapped parking may take
Washington Street and upon showing proof
of a handicapped sticker or need, will be allowed to park in the designated lot behind
the Church of the Nazarene.
For a map of available parking areas go
For more information call 301-475-9791
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Womans Club collecting

clothing, household items
The Womans Club of St. Marys County,
Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, will be having
a used clothing drive on Friday, November
11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:p.m. The drive
will be held on the upper level of the parking lot at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire
The purpose of this fund-raiser is to raise
money for the Clubs scholarship fund. The
organization awards at least two scholarships annually to students who demonstrate
financial need and academic excellence.
Extracurricular activities, community service and character are also considered.
A&E Clothing Corp. from New Jersey
will be processing the used clothing. The
Womans Club will receive money for every pound collected. The clothing is sent to
impoverished areas around the world.

Things that A&E accept include all

types of clothing and shoes. Accessories that are collected include handbags,
belts, backpacks, hats, scarves, briefcases,
gloves, and ties. Household items such as
blankets, tablecloths, bed linen, draperies,
curtains, pillows, towels, small rugs, quilts
and comforters are accepted. All types of
toys, stuffed animals and bicycles of all
size are also accepted.
All items should be put into 30 gallon
tightly tied plastic bags, with the exception
of hard toys that should be put into boxes.
Donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided for donations.
For more information, contact Betty
Currie at 301 373-4816 or Carole Romary
at 301 863-6969.

Kesslers Celebrate 60th Wedding

Anniversary Thanksgiving Day
Leonard and Peggy Kessler, lifetime
residents of Lexington Park, will celebrate
60 years of blissful marriage Thanksgiving
Day, November 24, 2016.
Married 1956 in Collingdale, PA, they
raised 9 children, and have been blessed
with 21 grandchildren and
13 great-grandchildren.
Leonard started Kessler
Body & Equipment specializing in school bus
sales and repair and was
a school bus contractor. Peggy served as The
Salvation Army contact
and opened Ye Olde Ice
Cream Parlor and Restaurant on the Leonardtown Square. Serving
God has been their call;
they are founding charter
members of Leonardtown
Church of the Nazarene.

It is with great love that their children invite friends and family to honor them with
notes and cards reflecting memories of the
past. Please send cards to 48750 Kessler
Way, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

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Friday, November 4

Nature Discovery Time

(Greenwell Foundation, 25420 Rosedale
Manor Lane, Hollywood)
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Give your child the chance to discover the
joys of the natural world with new friends!
You and your child are invited to meet us at
the Greenwell Foundation, every Tuesday
morning, for outdoor discoveries and learning, from September to May. Up to 6 years
oldNo prior registration required. $5 per
child (free for children 2 and under). Registration not required. Children attend with
their adult. Visit us online at Phone:
301.373.9775. We may be walking up to a
half mile and back so we can explore and
learn from different habitats. All trails are
stroller accessible.

Spaghetti Dinner
(Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept Social Hall
24801 Three Notch Rd, Hollywood)
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, November 4,
2016 from 5:007:00p.m. at the Hollywood
Volunteer Fire Dept Social Hall. Menu will
consist of Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad,
garlic bread, French bread and tea. All you
can eat buffet. $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for
children 5-12 and children under 4 are free.
Separate baked goods table. Sponsored by
the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept.

Bingo Every Saturday at Mother Catherine Academy

(33883 Chaptico Road Mechanicsville)
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
at 5 pm. Early Birds start at 6:30 pm. Regular
Games start at 7:00 pm. $10 admission (includes one regular book). Progressive Money
Ball! Door prizes. Concessions: Weekly specials along with regulars Pizza, Cheeseburgers, Hamburgers, Hot dogs and French Fries.
We are located on Route 238 Chaptico Road
just one mile off of Route 5. Call 301-8843165 for more information. Visit our website for Jackpot and
Moneyball update.
Bingo - Am. Leg. Post 82, La Plata
(6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata)
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 will hold
smoke-free BINGO Thursdays with early
birds beginning at 7:00 pm at Harry White
Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330
Crain Highway, La Plata. Doors open 6 pm.
Call (301) 934-8221. PUBLIC WELCOME.
Line Dance Lessons
(Hotel Charles - 15110 Burnt Store Rd,
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Free line dance lessons taught by the Southern Maryland Boot Scooters. Beginner lessons 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Intermediate lessons 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Thursday, November 3
November Grocery Auction
(St Michaels School 16560 Three Notch
Road, Ridge)
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Join us at St. Michaels School Thursday November 3, 2016 for our Fall Grocery Auction!
Time to stock up for the holidays, kids out of
school, relatives visiting and all the other Fall
activities coming up! Auction starts at 6pm
and will last approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
Won items are delivered immediately to bidder at their seat, so please be sure to bring
coolers and bags to contain your winnings!
There will be a variety of items, dry goods,
frozen foods, sodas, snacks, can goods, dairy
productsit is always fun to see what shows
up each time!! Payment by cash or check
only, 10% buyers premium applied at checkout. Services provided by Farrell Auction
Service, please contact St. Michaels School
for additional information 301-872-5454.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Steak & Shrimp Dinner La Plata Am Leg

(6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata)
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
American Legion Post 82 will hold a Steak
and Shrimp Dinner 6 - 8 pm every first Friday at the post, 6330 Crain Hwy, La Plata.
Cost is $15 for steak or shrimp, or $18 for
combination. Call 301-934-8221. Come support veterans, active-duty military, and your
community! PUBLIC WELCOME.
CSM Connections Literary Series: Rick
(College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus Auditorium 22950 Hollywood Road)
7:30 p.m.
Rick Benjamin, state poet of Rhode Island.
$3 in advance, $5 at the event, $3 with CSM
Student ID., 301934-7864,

Saturday, November 5
Hawthorne Greene Vendor Show
(Hawthorne Greene Clubhouse 234 Williamsburg Circle, La Plata)
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On November 5th, the Hawthorne Greene
community will host a Vendor Show at our
clubhouse. The event is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.,
234 Williamsburg Circle We will have a variety of vendors and a Bake Sale. Come out
and take a look! You may find the perfect gift
for yourself or others. For more information
call: 240-216-4077.
Craft Fair 2nd Dist VFD&RS Fall and
(2nd Dist. VFD&RS, 45245 Drayden Rd,
Valley Lee)
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
more info / Reserve a space: Call Darlene
at 240-434-1095 after 4:00 p.m. Proceeds to
benefit the VFD&RS Valley Lee.
3rd Annual Craft Fair & Holiday Boutique
(21707 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3rd Annual Craft Fair and Holiday Boutique:
FOR YOUR LOVED ONES! A wide variety
of unique handcrafted items including specialty Christmas decorations for all military
branches and assorted causes such as Breast
Cancer, home made jam, jelly and candy,
wood crafts, Scentsy, Pink Zebra, hand crocheted items, 31 Bags, hand made greetings
cards and notepads, LuLaRoe, Tupperware,

hand crafted jewelry, Perfectly Posh natural

spa products, Upcycle products, Music and
Movie crafted items, country crafts, BAKE
SALE, Special Basket Raffle of items from
each vendor. 9am to 3pm.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
(Department of Public Works building
10430 Audie Lane, La Plata)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Charles County Department of Public
Works would like to remind citizens that
the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5. The
household hazardous waste collection site
is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at
10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road
in La Plata. Collection hours are 9 a.m.3
p.m. Household hazardous waste collection will occur on the first Saturday of each
month through December. Upcoming 2016
collection dates are: Nov. 5, and Dec. 3. For
more information, call the Charles County
Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division at 301-932-3599 or
301-870-2778, or the landfill and recycling
information line at 301-932-5656. Citizens
with special needs may contact the Maryland
Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD:
Point Lookout Lighthouse Open House
(Point Lookout State Park 11175 Point
Lookout Rd, Scotland)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation
Society will welcome visitors to the Point
Lookout Lighthouse, located in the Point
Lookout State Park in Scotland, MD. Docents from the Point Lookout Lighthouse
Preservation Society will be on hand to answer your questions. No charge to enter the
lighthouse, however standard park entrance
fees apply. Donations greatly appreciated,
and all funds go toward restoring the lighthouse to the 1927 time period. For additional
information, please visit
or send e-mail to If you are
interested in volunteering at the lighthouse,
please e-mail us at:
Md. Science, Technology, Engineering,
Math (STEM) Festical
(St. Marys County Fairgrounds 42455
Fairgrounds Rd, Leonardtown)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The 2nd Annual Maryland STEM Festival
will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016,
from 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. at the St. Marys
County Fairgrounds. The festival will feature a variety of STEM-related exhibitors,
activities, demonstrations, and competitions.
The festival is free to the public and lunch
will be available for purchase. For more information, please contact Ms. Denise Mandis or Mr. Jason Hayes at 301-475-5511, ext.
Carnival/ Craft Fair Kings Christian
(The Kings Christian Academy 20738
Point Lookout Rd, Callaway)
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
On November 5, The Kings Christian Academy will be hosting its annual Community
Carnival and Craft / Vendor Fair from 12
6pm. This event is open to the community!
It will be held on the school grounds just
off Rt. 5 in Callaway, Maryland. Over 40
Crafters and Vendors and 30+ carnival attractions and a host of carnival games and
other rides! Freshly prepared food, hamburg-

ers, hot dogs, Italian sausages with peppers

& onions, pulled pork, pizza, cotton candy,
popcorn, nachos, soft pretzels, snowcones &
much more! Admission is FREE and tickets
will be reasonably priced for all to enjoy this
family friendly event. For more information,
please call 301-994-3080 or visit the schools
website at www.KingsChristianAcademy.
org. Rain Date: November 12.
Hollywood Elementary School Relay for
Life Quarter Auction
(Hollywood Elementary School 44345 Joy
Chapel Rd, Hollywood)
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Please join the Hollywood Elementary Relay
for Life Team for a Quarter Auction. Tons of
vendors & awesome items for auction. Bring
your quarters and do some shopping for the
holidays. All proceeds benefit the American
Cancer Society. Hope to see you there! Interested vendors, please contact Erin Goldsmith @
All Faith Church Annual Fall Dinner
(Mechanicsville Moose Lodge 27636 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville)
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
All Faith Episcopal Church of Charlotte
Hall will be hosting its Annual Fall Dinner
on Saturday, November 5, from noon until 5
p.m. The meal features fried oysters, Southern Maryland stuffed ham, fried chicken,
side dishes, and drinks. The dinner is $25
for adults and $12 for children 8 years old
and younger. Carry-out dinners are also
available for $25 each. A silent auction and
baked goods are also featured. Proceeds are
dedicated to the maintenance of the church,
which is 249 years old. For more information
about the fall dinner, call All Faith Episcopal
Church at 301-884-3773, or visit the website
COSMIC Season Opener Concert
(Patuxent Presbyterian Church 23421
Kingston Creek Rd, California)
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
COSMIC Season Opener: The Three Bs:
BeethovenEgmont Overture, BarberViolin Concerto in D with Jose Cueto, Brahms
Symphony no 4 in E minor. Students Free!
Please visit our website for updates www.
Star Party at Myrtle Point Park
(Myrtle Point Park 24050 Patuxent Blvd,
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join the Friends of Myrtle Point Park for a
night with the stars brought to you by the
Southern Maryland Astronomical Society.
Discover some of the delights of the evening
sky at one of your favorite places. This is
one of the few times that the park is open for
night visitation. Contact or call 443-404-5549 for details.
In the event of rain or stormy weatherthe
event will be cancelled.

Sunday, November 6
Holiday Basket Bingo Stephens Fund
(Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department
Social Hall 24801 Three Notch Rd,
9 a.m.
The Charlotte Hall Rotary Club will host
their 17th annual Holiday Basket Bingo to
benefit Stephens Fund on Sunday, November 6th at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. Proceeds will benefit

special needs children and their families.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and early birds bingo will start at 1:30 p.m. Regular games will
start at 2 p.m. All early bird and regular game
baskets will be stuffed!!! Food, basket raffle,
50/50 raffle, King Tut for baskets, Pull Tabs
for baskets/cash, door prizes and more!!!
Make a reservation to be included in the free
drawing to win the 2016 Christmas Basket.
The group leader with the most reservations
will win the 2016 Elf Basket. To reserve a table for 6 or more or to be included in the free
drawing please call Shirley at 240-298-3885
Christmas Bazaar at Mother Catherine
(Mother Catherine Academy 38833 Chaptico Rd, Helen)
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come join us for a fun day filled with Christmas fun at the Mother Catherine Academy
Christmas Bazaar. This is an event that has
something fun for the whole family. Pictures
with Santa, a cookie decorating room, a cake
walk and bake table, a Yuletide yard sale,
handmade craft vendors, carnival games,
Secret Santas gift shop and lots more. In the
very least stop by to grab one of Marylands
famous stuffed ham sandwiches. Hope to
see you there! For more information or to inquire about being a vendor call: 3018443165
or email
Craft and Vender Show to benefit Relay
for Life
(Mechanicsville Moose Lodge 27636 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville)
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Craft and Vender Show: Start Christmas
Shopping Early! Gifts, Candles, Soaps,
Home Decor, Quilts, Ornaments, Wreaths,
Hair Bows, Lamps, Jewelry, Doll Cloths,
and much more! Vendors include Partylite, Scentsy, Perfectly Posh, Chalky & Co.,
Stamp It Up, Jam Berry, Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, Origami Owl, H2O, Lime
Light, RJB Metals, Hand Made Bandages,
and much more!!!
St. Marys Bryantown Annual Fall
(13715 Notre Dame Place Bryantown)
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Annual Fall Dinnerfest, Catered by: Thompsons Seafood. Menu: Fried Oysters, Steamed
Shrimp, Fried Chicken, Ham and all the Fixings. Adults & All Carry-outs $27 (Carryouts available 124;30 p.m.) Children
611 yrs $10 (Children 5 and under Free).
Catholic Daughters Country Store Featuring: Home Canned Goods, Fresh Produce,
Homemade Crafts. Plus: A raffle for an Old
Ham with Supper Fixings. The Religious
Store Offering Many wonderful religious
items for purchase. Silent Auction 124
p.m., White Elephant Sale, Bake Table,
Hourly 50/50 Drawings, Pull Tabs & Lots
of Fun for All. For more information please
contact Ellen Bowles @ 301-472-4247 or

Wednesday, November 9
What Export License Reviewers are
Looking For
(Lexington Park Library 21677 Franklin
Delano Roosevelt Blvd, Lexington Park)
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
What Export License Reviewers are Looking For: How to Complete a DSP-5 or DSP-


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November 4, 2016

85. The Patuxent Partnership is hosting a

brown bag lunch presentation on the inner workings of the Foreign Military Sales
(FMS) export license application review
process on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Lexington Park Library. Check in begins at 11:30
a.m., and the program starts at 12:00 noon.
The presenter, Mike McCloskey, serves as
the lead consultant and instructor at Foreign
Disclosure and Export Solutions Corporation and is considered an expert in the areas of military technology transfer and the
implementation of U.S. foreign disclosure
policy. The Patuxent Partnership works with
government, industry and academia on programs and initiatives designed to support
workforce development in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM),
host programs of interest to the Navy and the
broader community and supports research
and technology development. Visit www.
SMC Camera Club Critique Night
(Patuxent River Naval Air Museum 22156
Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park)
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hosted by the St. Marys County Camera
Club. Our goal is to, promote photography
as a hobby, providing a forum for exchanging knowledge of the subject and inspiring
amateur photographers toward improving
their art. Join us at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association, Inc. for our
monthly photo critique night to give and
receive constructive comments! Critique
night is open to all! Bring ~3 digital (on SD
card) or print images you would like to have
reviewed, provide input, or just sit back and
listenyoure sure to learn something about
photography! Our Website: Connect with us on Facebook:

Thursday, November 10
Veterans Circle Celebration
(Loffler Senior Activity Center 21905
Chancellors Run Rd)
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Veterans Circle Celebration. Commemorate Veterans Day with everyone at Loffler Senior Activity Center. 9:30 - 10:30
a.m. Call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658, for more
Archaeology: Eastern Woodland Indians
(La Plata Police Station 101 La Grange
Ave., La Plata)
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Julie Hall will show how the Eastern Woodland Indians Traveling Trunk created by Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM)
can be used to bring history alive. No fee to
CSM Main Stage Theatre: Pinocchio
(College of Southern Maryland, La Plata
Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theatre,
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata)
7:30 p.m.
This is the classic tale of the wooden puppet
who wants to be a real boy. $15 adults, $12


H Cash

not Cans
Please support
the local businesses
who are partnering
with the

First Saints
Soup Kitchen
to raise funds to
purchase healthy fresh
fruit, vegetables and
meat for the hundreds
of hungry families
in our community.

Participating businesses will be donating a percentage of

their sales November First Friday to this worthy cause and
you can help by shopping in Leonardtown on November 4.
may also make a cash
H You
donation in any of the Grateful
Harvest Collection boxes that
will be in Leonardtown
businesses all month.


The LBA gratefully acknowledges the generous

support of our Platinum Sponsors


Charlotte Hall Rotary Club
ay Baske
Ann Holiday Basket Bingo to Benefit

Stephens Fund

Helping Special Needs Children in the Community

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Doors Open 12:30 pm

Early Birds Game 1:30 pm
Regular Games 2 pm

At Hollywood Fire Department Social Hall

All Regular Game Baskets

will be theme filled!

25 Door Prizes

5 Specials Pull Tabs for Baskets King Tut

Joining us will be a weaver from
TheLongaberger Company making
aspecial basket!

Call 240-298-3885 to be
included in the drawing

for the 2016 Christmas Basket

Bring all of your friends for a chance
to win the 2016 Elf Basket
For more information or reservations for 6 or more please call Shirley at
240-298-3885. No children permitted unless they have their own ticket
and are accompanied by an adult.
This basket bingo is in no way affiliated or endorsed by the Longaberger
Company though prizes are genuine Longaberger Baskets





Libraries Closed for

Veterans Day

All three libraries will be closed on

Friday, November 11th in observance
of Veterans Day.
Ready to Serve: World War I Nurses Unknown Stories
Lexington Park Library will host
Ready to Serve: World War I Nurses
Unknown Stories on Sunday, November 13 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Written
and performed by Ellouise Schoettler,
Ready to Serve is the true story of elite
American professional nurses who
served in France during WWI. They
left a legacy that makes us proud. Recommended for ages 13+. No registration required.

Resume and Cover Letter


Leonardtown Library will host Resume and Cover Letter Writing on

Tuesday, November 15 from 2 4 p.m.
Presented by JobSource. Participants
will learn the basic fundamentals of a
professional resume. This workshop is
designed for resume development by
using tools and helpful links to create
a resume that best reflects the participants skills and experience. We will
review formats, content, grammar, etc.
Here you will learn why a resume is an
essential marketing tool. There are no
fees for services provided. Registration required on or
call 301-475-2846.

All American Boys

Teen Book Discussion

Lexington Park Library will host a

Teen Book Discussion of All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason
Reynolds on Tuesday, November 15
from 4 to 6 p.m. All American Boys
was chosen to be the One Maryland,
One Book for the year 2016. In an
unforgettable new novel from awardwinning authors Jason Reynolds and
Brendan Kiely, two teensone black,
one whitegrapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves
their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided
by racial tension.

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Buying and Selling Online

Lexington Park Library will

host Buying and Selling Online on
Wednesday, November 16 from 10
a.m. Noon. Trying to sell your old
dining room table, or go into business selling handmade scarves? Learn
which online selling venue is right
for you, Craigslist, eBay, Amazon,
or Etsy. Understand how to stay safe,
when buying and selling online. Registration required on
or call 301-863-8188.

Protecting Your Privacy


Leonardtown Library will host

Protecting Your Privacy Online on
Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m. Learn about tools you can
use to limit whats shared about you
online. Find out how browser plugins, proxies, and the Tor browser can
help keep your information private.
Attendees should be proficient computer users, well versed in navigating
the internet, downloading files, and
installing software. Adult classes are
limited to ages 16 and up. Registration
required on or call

Thomas McKay
Eric McKay
Tobie Pulliam

Frank Marquart
Contributing Writers
Laura Joyce
Ron Guy
Linda Reno
Shelbey Oppermann
David Spigler
Doug Watson

Zombie Apocalypse

Lexington Park Library will host

the Zombie Apocalypse on Thursday,
November 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. Civilized society has collapsed, and the
undead have risen. Will you survive?
Join us for zombie fear factor, a survival scavenger hunt, zombie hunting,
and more. Costumes welcomed. All
ages. No registration required.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

In Entertainment

Thursday, November 3rd

Steve Nelson
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill,

Friday, November 4
Texas Holdem Tournament
VFW Post 2632, 23282 Three Notch
7:00 PM
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Indian Head Black Box Theatre,
Indian Head
Ryan Forrester Trio
The Ruddy Duck, Solomons
Anglers Seafood Bar and Gril

Saturday, November 5
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Indian Head Black Box Theatre
Indian Head

Karaoke w/DJ Tommy T & Friends

Applebees California, MD 20619
Michael Fox
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill,

Tuesday, November 8th

Ben Connelly
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill,

Wednesday, November 9th

Wild Card Trivia
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill,

Thursday, November 10

Steve Nelson
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill,

CSM Main Stage Theatre, La Plata
Start 7:30pm

The Calvert County Times is always looking for

more local talent to feature! To submit art or
band information for our entertainment section,
Please submit calendar listings by noon on the
Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.
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Veterans Resource Day

The Department of Aging & Human Services is proud to present the

first annual Veterans Resource Day on
Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
This years event will be held in the
Building A auditorium at the College
of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown
Campus, located at 22950 Hollywood
Road. This event will take place the
week of Veterans Day and is designed
to offer information and support to veterans and their family members. The
public is invited to attend this important opportunity. Contact Sarah Miller
at for
more information.

Veterans Circle
Celebration to be held
Thursday, Nov. 10

Every year Loffler Senior Activity

Center welcomes local veterans with
a breakfast and simple ceremony designed to honor those who have served
and continue to serve our country
through military service. This years
Veterans Circle Celebration will take
place on Thursday, November 10 at
Loffler Senior Activity Center. A staffprepared breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m.
with the ceremony following at 10 a.m.
Cost is $5 for civilians and is FREE for
veterans (including active duty members). Limited seating is available. To
sign up call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658 or
stop by the reception desk before Tuesday, November 1. Indicate if you are a
veteran when you sign up.
Health Connections at Northern
Health Connections will give a presentation on Nutrition and Maintaining a Healthy Weight at the Northern
Senior Activity Center on Tuesday,
November 8 from 12:30-2 p.m. Health
Connections provides community outreach for MedStar St. Marys Hospital,
offering community classes, seminars
and support groups. To sign up for this
presentation in advance, please visit
the signup table or call 301-475-4002,
ext. *3101.


St. Marys Department of Aging

Programs and Activities

Diabetes SelfManagement Program

People with type 2 diabetes and

caregivers of those with diabetes are
invited to attend this 6-week workshop
at the Garvey Senior Activity Center
on Tuesdays, Nov. 15 Dec. 20 from
1:30 4 p.m. Participants will learn
skills to better manage and cope with
the symptoms of diabetes. Subjects
covered include: 1) techniques to deal
with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue,
pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and
emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration; 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and
improving strength and endurance; 3)
healthy eating 4) appropriate use of
medication; and 5) working more effectively with health care providers.
This program was developed and
tested by professionals at Stanford
University School of Medicine and in
the community. The workshop is facilitated by two trained Leaders.
Advance registration is required;
space is limited. Attendance at all
workshop sessions is highly recommended. To learn more or to register,
call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.

Lyme Disease Video

Conference Series

A five-part video series will be

shown at the Northern Senior Activity
Center starting on Wednesday, Nov. 9
at 3 p.m. and continue on alternating
Wednesdays. This series features top
Lyme-literate doctors at various conferences. The first video features Dr.
Raphael Stricker, President of International Lyme and Associated Diseases
Society (ILADS) and covers many
challenging aspects of Lyme Disease
diagnoses and treatment; duration 45
mins. To sign up for this presentation
in advance, please visit the signup table
or call 301-475-4002, ext. *3101.

Basketball for Ages 50+

Pick-up basketball games will be

held in the Margaret Brent Recreation
Center during this six-week session,
Fridays, Nov. 4 Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. (no
play Nov. 11 & 25). Games are open to
both males and females. Advance registration is required at the Garvey Senior Activity Center in Leonardtown.
Cost: $12. For more information, call
301-475-4200, ext. *1050.

War Letters Video at


Since November is a month that we

honor our veterans, a video called War
Letters will be shown at the Loffler
Senior Activity Center on Wed. Nov. 9
at 10 a.m. This video depicts the reading of a collection of letters written by
American military men and women
that were engaged in every conflict
from the American Revolution to the
Persian Gulf War to their loved ones at
home. Using the most compelling and
enlightening of these missives, War
Letters tells the story of American
wars from the viewpoint of the men
and women in the front lines. Register
for this video by calling 301-737-5670,
ext. 1658, or stop by the reception desk
to sign up. Seating is limited.

Creating Backyard Bird

Feeding Habitats

Wild Birds Unlimited of St. Marys

County will present a program at the
Garvey Senior Activity Center on
Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. on creating
a backyard bird feeding habitat. Now
is the time to create a backyard winter
refuge for the birds and for yourself.
When that snow flies, youll be ready
to sit back and watch the show! Wild
Birds Unlimited will share ways you
can bring nature into your backyard in
a simple, mess-free manner and make
winter more enjoyable for you and the
birds. There is no fee to attend this presentation. Register in advance by calling 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.

Seasonal Art Classes

The Garvey Senior Activity Center

has partnered with Yellow Door Art
Studios to offer high quality, low cost
art instruction. All materials are supplied. On Monday, Nov. 14 from 2-4
p.m. the class will use acrylics to create
a still life painting Bountiful Harvest. On Monday, Nov. 28 from 1:30
3:30 p.m. the class will use pastels
to create Cakes and Cookies. Cost is
$10 per class; payable to Yellow Door
Art Studios. Payment must be made at
the Garvey Senior Activity Center at
the time of registration. Space is limited so register early. To learn more call
301-475-4200, ext. *1050.

Make a Thanksgiving

Sign up now to make a simple yet

elegant Thanksgiving Centerpiece at
the Loffler Senior Activity Center.
The class will take place on Friday,
Nov. 18 beginning at 10 a.m. We will
be arranging fresh greenery and flowers plus a few ornamental items into a
jar and then placing that jar into a craft
pumpkin that you cut. You bring the
(carve-able artificial) pumpkin and we
will supply the rest. If you are unable
to find a craft pumpkin, worry not- you
can simply wrap the jar with beautiful
tissue paper, burlap or whatever lovely
material you have on hand and add a
bow. No fee- this class is being offered
for free and there are sixteen spots
available. Reserve your spot by calling
301-737-5670, ext. 1658.

YES Cycling on the Trail

On Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.

the Northern Senior Activity Center
will have a cycling event on the Three
Notch Trail brought to you by the YES
Cycling Program. Bring your own
bike or trike and helmet for a causal,
relaxed-pace ride stopping along the
way to read the trail interpretive signs.
The trip is led by Dan Donahue, experienced cyclist and volunteer bicycle
trip leader. The Northern Senior Activity Center has two bicycles and one
trike available to borrow for the trip.
To sign up for the trip or to reserve one
of the three cycles, call 301-475-4002,
ext. *3103.

Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Marys County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom
Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. OConnor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services
Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-737-5670, ext. 1658 Garvey Senior
Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050
Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 3101

Visit the Department of Agings website at

aging for the most up-to date information.




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7. Brief appearances
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28. Shivas first wife
29. Earth System Model
30. Sandy island
31. Cam Newtons
33. Nigerian people
34. A ridge on
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profession of faith
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41. Emerges
43. WWII battle
44. Wrestlers work here
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47. Measure of speed
48. A way to
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51. Gemstone
53. Metric weight unit
55. Region
56. Guides projectiles
58. Not involved with
59. Cosmetics giant
60. Exclamation of
61. No fighting
64. Tantalum
65. Optimistic
67. Herbs
69. Categorized
70. A famous street

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35. Loss of signal

37. Feline
38. Decorative tea urn
39. Native Americans
from Colorado
42. Resembles a pouch
43. Type of home (abbr.)
46. Cut a rug
47. Devil rays
49. Simmer
50. Veranda
52. Outcast
54. Famed aircraft
55. Realm
57. Chair
59. Music awards show
62. Did not starve
63. Was once liquid
66. Former Cardinal
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4. Genus
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8. Greatest boxer ever
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10. Fencing swords
11. Operating system
12. Musical interval
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15. Places of worship
18. Supervises flying
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27. Devotee of sports
30. Detectives get these
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Last Weeks Puzzle Solutions

Word Scramble:Knitting



Contributing Writers

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Presenting the professionals' favorite properties on the market.

Special Delivery
Last Saturday morning, I was just getting ready to blow-dry my hair when the
doorbell rang. For a minute, I thought about
not bothering to answer it, since it was likely to be election volunteers, trying to sway
my unswayable mind, or someone selling
something else Id be equally unwilling
I went downstairs, though, and answered
the doorand Im glad I did.
My mail carrier, who Id never met, was
standing on my porch. Shes a lovely young
woman with long, thick, curly hairI was
instantly envious, even if it would take
triple the time to dry it. She was smiling,
but I also got the sense that she was slightly
embarrassed, or hesitant, about something.
Ive got a ton of mail for you, shebegan.
I was getting worried, honestly. It just
kept piling up, and I didnt know if something was wrong. You hear these horrible things, these awful stories she
For a moment, neither of us said anything. I imagine that we were both thinking about those horrible things, those awful
stories; I know I was. The ones I imagined
involved me, unconsciousor, lets face it,
worseon the floor, with my cats standing
on me and surveying the room, trying to
decide what to get into first, now that the
human was out of the way.
Although she could see that things were
fine, I assured her that I was okay. Id been
traveling, and there had been a misunderstanding with one of the boys (I thought
hed been getting the mail, and just hadnt
dropped it off yet).
We laughed about the whole thing, and
she went to her truck and brought out a big
plastic bin filled with the letters and packages that had clogged my little mailbox.
She seemed apologetic, as if shed overreacted, or let her imagination run a little
too wild. I did my best to reassure her that I


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was nothing but gratefuland I was, and I

amthat she had come by to check on me.
She doesnt know me: Im just a name on
the envelopes that she delivers each day. I
dont know her, either: shes just the woman
parked beside the community mailbox every afternoon.
Except, Im not just a name on an envelope. Im many things to many people, as
we all are: in my case, Im one of my stepdads caretakers; Im my fathers weekly
dinner companion and nightly telephone
check-in buddy. Im a mother of three, a
boss, a volunteer. And, Im also diabetic, so
that scary, crazy scenario with me on the
floor while my cats climb over me isnt so
crazy, after all.
Likewise, shes not just the anonymous
mail carrier. Shes someone who cares
enough about her neighbors to listen to her
instincts, someone who took the time to be
sure I was okay, even though she could have
just seen me as a stranger, Mailbox #12, the
house on the right with the greenshutters.
Were all so busy, and its easy to forget
that were all in this together, part of a family, instead of disconnected humans, hurrying here and there and back, forgetting
that we all have an opportunityId even
argue that its a responsibilityto look out
for each other. When my mail carrier took
the time to do just that, it was a reminder to
me to be more mindful of others, to keep
practicing the art of caring.
I dont know my mail carriers name, but
last Saturday, I got to know a little bit of her
heartand Ill be a better person because
of it.
I love hearing from you; feel free to contact me at
if you have comments or questions about
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Waterfront! Over 7.5 acres with pier.

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access to the above copula with view of the creek and the Bay. $349,500.

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Autumn Chitter Chatter

It always seems like there is so much to
do for Halloween, and then it is all done in a
few hours. Its not like you want Halloween
up for any amount of time after it is over.
Not like fall or Easter time when you can
leave those decorations up throughout their
seasons. Halloween means lots of decorations, lots of food, and then the next day
I want it all packed and put away. Well,
more like a few days pass and then it is all
put away. But with rain coming, there is a
We did make our lives easier this past
Halloween trail night by placing Mindy in
Farmstead Kennels in Clements overnight.
She seemed very happy and enjoyed looking out of her sliding glass doors in her luxury suite. I liked that she was inside a nice
warm room with other doggies to talk to. I
was so afraid that Mindy would think we
were taking her back to her rescue but she
was fine when I picked her up. Actually, I
was hoping it would be a little like Scared
Straight: Dog edition. And that Mindy
would suddenly listen to all our commands, especially COME, STAY, Leave
the stray cats alone, not eat the arm of the
downstairs couch, and most importantly,
consistently potty outside not on the basement rug. She doesnt potty on it too much,
maybe once a week if she gets playing too
hard, and forgets to let me know.

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This year we are switching all the boxes

of decorations and the creatures to their
own dedicated shed; one that my husbands
mother had for all her extra items. My husband did find a treasure in there and brought
it out for me to see. It is a three corner Jenny Lind style childs chair. A little damask
fabric to cover the seat and a good cleaning
should make it a showpiece. I dont think I
will shabby chic it though, and it may end
up for sale at The Tobacco Barn in Hughesville (Hughesville Village Market is what
we are known as now) where I sell different
things. I work there this weekend, though
I dont think I will have the seat covered
by then. I dont know, maybe the cute chair
will stay here. There could be other treasures in there as well, so I guess I should go
through the shed carefully.
Now I can bring out all those warm,
cozy fall decorations I love. It just seems
like the best time of year. There is nothing
better to me than a season where nature is
included in so many decorations. The colors of the changing and fallen leaves are
everywhere in home decor. The pier One
catalogs make me want to buy the whole
store. I really just want pillows. I dont
like the ones I got last year, and may move
them downstairs. Strike that. If I put pillows downstairs in the den, Mindy would
have them shredded in two seconds. There
are so many things I have to
watch out for now. I believe
Mindy has destroyed the
last stuffed animal of hers
and Tidbits. Thank goodness we have come across
a few indestructible toys
now if we could just find an
indestructible carpet.
To each new days adventure, Shelby
Please send your comments
or ideas to: or find me
on facebook: Wanderings of
an aimless mind

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Josiah Tippett and Sons, Pt. II

Philip Tippett bought the farm adjoining his brother, Judge Tippett, from Mark
Stevenson. He was born in Maryland in
1804, came to the neighborhood of Chesterfield about 1837, and taught school for
many years. He was justice of the peace
several years, and clerk of the Court of
Common Pleas in St. Louis from 1846 to
1850. He married the widow of George C.
Frazier in 1844, by whom he had one son,
Josiah, now in Colorado. He was accidentally drowned in the Meramec at Glencoe
while fishing, along with his son, in April,
1870. Mrs. Tippet died March 7, 1875.
The two other sons of Josiah Tippett
(by Ann Cawood) remained in St. Marys
County. Robert Tippett (1788-1854) married Mary Stephen Allstan February 8,
1822. They had four children: Robert
Henry Tippett, born November 5, 1822 and
died October 7, 1834 at the age of 12; Indiana B. Tippett, born 1828 and died August
9, 1883 in Washington, D.C., who married
William Judson Hazel February 5, 1850;
Jane Rebecca Tippett, born 1830 and died
April 11, 1891 at Milestown--she was the
third wife (of four) of John Henry Herbert
whom she married July 11, 1857; and Robert Henry Bruce Tippett, born April 29,
1846 and died March 8, 1912 in Charles
County who married Susan Allison Ethalinda Payne, widow of William H. Cheseldine December 26, 1854.
Samuel Tippett (1790-aft. 1850) married
Margaret Smith January 1, 1825. He had
two daughters. One was Catherine who
married John W. Ellis May 2, 1849. She
appears to have died in childbirth in 1850.

The other daughter was Mary Melvina

Tippett (1829-1862) who married Richard
Henry Ellis (brother of John W. Ellis; sons
of Hezekiah Ellis and Sarah Rock) January
8, 1852.
Ann Cawood, mother of Hezekiah, Philip and Peregrine Tippett, had had two illegitimate sons by Robert Hammett III prior
to 1783. She may not have married Josiah
Tippett in order to preserve her inheritance
from Hammett. Nevertheless, Josiah married Susanna Davis in 1799.
Will of Robert Hammett, St. Marys
County, 5/30/1783-4/17/1786. Wife: 1/3 of
my personal estate. Son: Zachariah Hammett, 1/3 of my personal estate. To: Ann
Cawood, the balance of my personal estate
for life provided she lives single. If she
marries or dies (whichever occurs first), her
part is to be divided between my two children, Arcagy Cawood and Aquilla Cawood
who are to also inherit my son Samuel
Hammetts share if he should die without
heirs. If Arcagy and Aquilla Cawood die
without issue, their share to their mother
Ann Cawood and to my son, Samuel Hammett. Exec: Ann Cawood and son, Zachariah Hammett. Wit: Stephen and Susanna
Cawood and James Branson.
Ann was deceased prior to December 4,
1802. Josiah Tippett was her administrator. Her estate was distributed between her
sons Robert, Hezekiah and Samuel Tippett
and the heirs of Aquilla Hammett. I assume that Arcagy Cawood was deceased
and Aquilla Cawood changed his surname
to Hammett and was also deceased.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

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Pet of the Week

Meet Sven &


Fully vetted-only $100 for the pair

They are boyfriend and girlfriend. They were both born
in 2015 and they love hanging
out together. You can often find them
romping and playing together. They
love each other so much that their foster family donated $150 to sponsor
their adoption so they would cost less
and could hopefully find a home together. They dont show well at Petco
because it is scarey for them but once
they get comfortable and trust you in
your home, they are super sweet. Sven,
especially is a lap kitty. The pair can be
found every Saturday and Sunday at the
Petco in California from 11 to 3 in the



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Multiple Auctioneers Selling All Day

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