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Larry Owens of California poses with his quilt with (l to r) Gerry Lague, Peg Gowen and Sylvia Lague of
Pax Sound of Freedom

LOCAL NEWS 3

COPS & COURTS 10

COMMUNITY11
LOCAL 6
FEATURE14 A local partnership could form to reopen the Park Avenue Inn and Suites in Leonardtown by next year.

PAX RIVER 20

FUN & GAMES 22

EDUCATION 23
COMMUNITY 11 PAX RIVER 20
Residents celebrated Friday Night in the Park F-35 team wins award
OBITUARIES 24

SENIOR CALENDAR 27 “THE HAND OF


LIBRARY CALENDAR 27 GOD WAS IN THAT.”
SOF MARKET OWNER GERRIE L’HEUREUX ON
COMMUNITY CALENDAR 28 A BLAZE NEXT DOOR NOT HARMING HER BUILDING

BUSINESS DIRECTORY 30 W EEKLY FO R E C AST


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Old Leonardtown Building Destroyed in Fire


By Guy Leonard The fire was discovered in Her building suffered no
Staff Writer the rear of the building by a wit- damage despite its proximity to
ness in a neighboring building, the blaze, she said.
Investigators with the Mary- according to reports from fire “The hand of God was in
land State Fire Marshals Office marshals state. that,” L’Heureux said. “There
are working to determine the Fire marshals estimate the was no smoke damage to the
exact cause of a fire that de- building to be a complete loss; side of my building, the paint
stroyed an old, vacant furniture the structure at $200,000 in val- didn’t bubble.
store on Duke Street in Leonar- ue and $15,000 in contents lost. “You can’t imagine how
dtown Monday. The vacant building housed relieved I was… we were
There were no sprinklers Dooley’s Furniture decades blessed.”
or fire suppression systems ago; there were no injuries Aside from extinguishing
in the aging building to fight despite the seriousness of the the fire at the old commercial
the blaze; responders from the blaze. building, the Leonardtown vol-
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Gerrie L’Heureux, owner and unteers also concentrated on
Department, less than a block operator of the newly opened dousing L’Heureux’s building
away, responded with several Shepherd’s Old Field Market with water to protect it from the
apparatus to extinguish the fire. next door found out about the flames.
It took 37 firefighters 45 min- fire, so close to her business,
utes to completely control the while she was out at an appoint- guyleonard@countytimes.net
fire. ment, she said.
The fire that destoryed a vacant commerical building in Leonardtown is still
under investigation

St. Mary’s College Facing Declining Enrollment


By Guy Leonard hope, Hautanen said.
Staff Writer “Students who visit the campus
are more interested,” Hautanen said.
A missive obtained by The County “They’re more likely to follow up on ap-
Times from St. Mary’s College of Mary- plying and enrolling.”
land to all staff employed there, states
that the incoming class for this fall is guyleonard@countytimes.net
smaller than first projected, which will
necessitate even stricter budget con-
straints than the college leadership had
have been no lay offs or pay cuts due to for a new strategic plan which adminis-

6th Annual
initially planned.
the projected enrollment shortfall but that trators are now working for the college’s
The e-mail was sent in mid-June from
the college is seeking other ways to meet future.
Paul Pusecker, vice president of business

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its obligations. Among other issues this strategic plan
operations at the college and its chief fi-
“It’s not something unique to our in- would deal with the issue of competition
nancial officer.
stitutions,” said the employee, noting with community colleges for student en-
Pusecker’s message states that the col-
that many students were taking greater rollment, the employee said.
lege’s finance committee of the board

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advantage of broader access to free com- David Hautanen, vice president for en-
of trustees had voted in April to recom-
munity college for their first two years. rollment at the college, said they are still
mend an operating budget based on 475
“It’s never good, but you’ve got to make expecting 410 new arrivals this fall but
incoming students, both first-year and
changes,” they said of the budget cuts. believe the situation may improve by fall
transfer students.
The employee said several depart- of 2020.
This number meant that the college
would already have to trim its budget by
$970,000 in “permanent budget reduc-
ments who were looking to fill teaching
vacancies had cancelled their searches
“We’re confident with our [new curric-
ulum] and our rebranding… we’re seeing 20 lb. Cases
and travel budgets for college employees nothing but positive signs for next year,”
tions” to meet their budget, the message
said.
would also likely be cut. Hautanen said. SHIPMENTS
The recent decline in projected enroll- An increase in campus visits by pro-
Since then the number of incoming
ment only put into sharper focus the need spective students was one indication of JULY 4 & 18
students has been reduced to just 410, ac-
cording to the e-mail.
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Protect Your Lawn & Garden By Guy Leonard supposed to be taxed,” Cartwright said.
Staff Writer “They’re no longer taxing us in the same
NEW way.”
Community advocates trying to raise Of the $50,000 the recreation group
money to repair and reopen the Town wanted, they got back about $9,000,
Creek Pool, which has been closed for Cartwright said.
the past two summers, are turning to Repairs to the pool, which includes
selling memorial bricks to get the funds replacing the cracked pipes that circu-
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County Times it is the latest effort to Creek group could try to seek non-profit
ScreeninG treeS & ShrubS save the pool since the Commissioners funding from the county commissioners.
of St. Mary’s County refused to refund “Each year the county commissioners
about $50,000 in property taxes to the allocate $1 million to non-profit entities
organization paid over the past several following a vigorous selection process,”
decades. Weiskopf wrote. “Perhaps this process
The Town Creek advocates petitioned may be an appropriate avenue for you in
the county earlier this year to refund the future.”
the money since, as a non-profit group Weiskopf’s letter from May confirms
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the 2016; the county abated the group’s the fair refund amount.
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call today to Schedule aN eStimate 800-451-1427 Cartwright said that Town Creek Rec- Cartwright said. “But they did all they
reation Inc. received its non-profit status were obligated to do.”
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Leonardtown Hotel Could Open Next Year


By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

For more than a year the Park Avenue Executive Inn


and Suites in Leonardtown has stood vacant without
any guests filling its rooms.
Mayor Dan Burris said the property’s new owner,
a local entrepreneur who has since moved to North
Carolina and owns many properties around the county,
is working to bring the hotel back into operation by
next spring.
The owner of the hotel, Sean Earley, running it as
Park Avenue Investments, LLC, plans to work with
Cherry Cove LLC, a local management firm, to ren-
ovate and reopen the hotel in Leonardtown’s town
square, Burris said.
Earley purchased the hotel in May, according to state
land records, for $2.3 million.
Burris said the investors are working to improve the
hotel with at least one new amenity.
“They’re trying to find a restaurant to put there,”
Burris said. “They want to do that before they start
renovations.”
The hotel went into foreclosure last year and was
Under new ownership the Exective Inn and Suites on Park Avenue could reopen by next year
purchased at courthouse auction by Dancing Avocado
LLC which eventually sold to Park Avenue Invest- very excited for it to get back up and running,” McKay Brian Norris, head of Cherry Cove, said no contract
ments, LLC. said. exists between his group and Park Avenue Investments
Burris said Cherry Cove, which runs other hotel The hotel was situated in the town square so that but the two are coming to terms on how to move ahead.
properties in the county, would be the managing part- guests did not have to drive to get dinner or enjoy “We are in discussions with them,” Norris said. “We
ner of the Park Avenue property. nightlife; they could simply walk, Burris said. hope to move the project forward.
Laschelle McKay, town administrator, said an op- “We’re looking forward to the new ownership,” Bur- “We want to create a boutique hotel with significant-
erating hotel was key to the town’s economic develop- ris told The County Times. “We’ve got 20 weddings a ly upgraded amenities.”
ment and growth goals. year in town (at the Leonardtown Wharf venue) and
“We feel it’s key to economic development and are people are looking to fill that space.” guyleonard@countytimes.net

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Jazz Festival Gets Two More Days


By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

For years a one-day affair at the St.


Clements Island Museum at Colton’s
Point, the St. Mary’s County Jazz and
Seafood Festival will divide its time
between its traditional spot and Leon-
ardtown this year and start on Friday
and end on Sunday, according to coun-
ty tourism director Jason Aul.
The event starts in Leonardtown on
July 12 and runs through July 14, with
that Saturday being the day for the
main festival at St. Clements.
That Sunday jazz-oriented festivi-
ties will continue in Leonardtown, Aul
said. a day trip. age of $500, Aul said. taurants will host jazz-themed brunch-
“Visit St. Mary’s has worked very “We’re trying to increase our pro- On the Friday the festival begins es for those who have stayed overnight,
closely with the people who put togeth- gramming,” Aul said. “We’re trying to there will be live music on Leonard- Aul said.
er the jazz festival and Leonardtown to find more ways to attract and keep visi- town square and town restaurants will The tourism director said Visit St.
do this,” Aul told The County Times. tors here for overnight stays. have specials and deals available for Mary’s is working with the Leonard-
“It’s going to be a full weekend of jazz “It’s all about the time and money visitors, Aul said. town Rotary Club, the sponsors of the
and other festivities.” they spend in the county.” Leonardtown businesses will also Oyster Festival during the fall, to en-
Aul said the jazz festival was an ini- According to Aul, the county’s latest host after-music parties. hance the programming there as well.
tial test of Visit St. Mary’s, the county’s analysis of tourism dollars spent here The full concert will take place at “We’re looking for people to stay for
newly branded tourism directing agen- shows that the average day trip visitor the St. Clements Island Museum in those two days,” Aul said.
cy, to enhance the county’s attractive- spends just $80 in St. Mary’s. Colton’s Point on Saturday.

CSM Trustees Approve Budget


ness as a destination for more than just An overnight visitor spends an aver- The following day Leonardtown res- guyleonard@countytimes.net

In-County Tuition Up 2.7%


The College of Southern Maryland total $19.8 million. Tuition and fees from pensation package with our compensa-
Board of Trustees at its June 20 meeting credit and continuing education enroll- tion philosophy. This budget reflects that
approved the college’s Fiscal Year 2020 ment are anticipated at $26.4 million. desire—to be competitive within our in-
(FY20) budget of $66,256,202, which “We have been diligent in managing dustry, retain the high caliber of employ- csmd.edu/costs-aid/credit-costs-aid/
reflects a 0.7 percent decrease over FY our budget and developing our revenue ees that our students need, and to properly tuition-and-fees/Tuition-Payment-Plan/.
2019 and is based on projected tuition, projections from a fiscally conservative support our employees.” Various resources are available for
and approved funding by the state and by basis that continues to support the high In presenting the recommended budget students regarding financial aid, grants,
Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s county degree of success we expect for our stu- to the trustees, CSM’s Budget Director loans, veterans benefits or student em-
boards of commissioners. dents. This includes strategic position Judy Mills advised that the FY20 operat- ployment. For information on financial
The college’s FY20 budget includes management to accurately reflect the ing budget provides a half-step increase assistance and the types of aid available
funding for a one-time upgrade of its en- positions serving our students in helping to the base pay of 10-month and 12-month to attend college, please visit http://www.
terprise resource planning system (ERP) them to achieve their career goals while faculty and a 1.5 percent market adjust- csmd.edu/costs-aid/credit-costs-aid/
and the first phase of a three-year com- also addressing aging infrastructure ment for staff. Additionally, the reclassifi- scholarships-financial-aid/.
pensation equity adjustment resulting needs in technology,” said CSM President cation of regular benefitted staff positions Additionally, the college offers an
from a market comparison study to pro- Dr. Maureen Murphy. will impact approximately 300 positions online application that helps  students
vide employees with a fair and equitable Murphy noted that the budget provides with salary adjustments. Mills noted that to easily identify and apply for poten-
compensation system. vital support for campus facilities, com- these adjustments will be phased in over tial scholarships. The CSM Scholarship
In approving the budget, the trustees puter labs, campus and cyber security, as three years. Finder is a quick, easy and free service
set tuition with a 2.7 percent increase well as productivity enhancements within Mills noted that for an in-county resi- that helps Southern Maryland students
for Southern Maryland students, effec- the college’s academic and administrative dent enrolled in 15 credit hours, the tu- match their backgrounds and financial
tive with the fall 2019 semester. Tuition infrastructure. ition increase is estimated at an approxi- needs against more than 200 scholarships
for residents of Calvert, Charles and St. Within the additional 5 percent in mate increase of $52.50 per semester. in a wide variety of academic programs.
Mary’s counties will increase to $131 per county funding of $934,240 is included a Out-of-county and out-of-state tuitions Every student must submit their FAFSA
credit. The combined fee remains at 25 one-time total allocation of $812,700 by also increased to $229 per credit and $294 in order to apply for scholarships. To
percent of tuition. Charles and St. Mary’s counties to sup- per credit respectively. learn more, visit online at http://www.
CSM’s operating budget is supported port the ERP technology upgrade. CSM’s tuition and fees may be paid csmd.edu/costs-aid/credit-costs-aid/
by funding from the state, the three coun- “Just as important is addressing fair over four months through CSM’s Tuition scholarships-financial-aid/scholarships/
ties within Southern Maryland, and tu- and equitable compensation for the peo- Payment Plan. Since this is a deferred scholarship-finder/.
ition and fees. Tuition and fees represent ple who serve our students, and this bud- payment plan, there is no debt, no credit For information on scholarships
approximately 40 percent of the total bud- get begins a three-year phase-in to ensure search and no interest. There is a non- and financial aid assistance at CSM,
get, county appropriations at nearly 30 we are taking care of our people,” Mur- refundable enrollment fee of $50 per se- call 301-934-7531 or visit https://www.
percent, and state funding at 27 percent phy said. “It has been more than 10 years mester. For information on the payment csmd.edu/costs-aid/credit-costs-aid/
with 3 percent from other sources. State since the college has analyzed its regular plan, contact the Bursar’s Office at pay- scholarships-financial-aid/.
funding is programmed at $17.8 million, benefitted positions, and the trustees and mentplan@csmd.edu or 301-934-7712.
and the local three county support levels I believe strongly in aligning our com- To enroll in the plan, visit https://www. Press Release from CSM
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report


Motor Vehicle Accident and Arrest in possession of a firearm. A perimeter Highway or Public Property on Sus- 3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus
in Lexington Park was immediately established by officers pended License and Privilege. their message to “CRIMES” (274637).
On June 30, 2019, at approximately on scene and nearby residents were con- Kiger is currently incarcerated at the Through the Crime Solvers Program
9:18 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s tacted via “CodeRED” and advised of detention center on a no bond status. tipsters are eligible for an award of up to
County Sheriff’s Office responded to the situation. “CodeRED” is an emer- $1,000 for information about a crime in
the 22900 block of Town Creek Drive gency notification system that delivers a Wanted for Escape- Iyonna Kashae St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest
in Lexington Park, for the reported mo- recorded message to affected areas. Baker or indictment.
tor vehicle accident. Investigation de- Kiger was located in the area shortly The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Of-
termined a Ford truck being operated after the incident and taken into custody. fice is seeking the whereabouts of Iyon- First-Degree Assault: On June 23,
by Zachary Allan Kiger, age 30 with Located in Kiger’s pocket was a CDS na Kashae Baker, age 18 of Leonard- 2019, Deputy Dianne Hersh responded
smoking device containing suspected to the 37300 block of Asher Road in Me-
cocaine residue. Kiger was also found chanicsville for the report of an assault
to be under the influence of alcohol. Lo- with a knife. The victim advised that
cated in the bed of the truck Kiger was there had been an argument all day with
operating was a black powder revolver. Robert Allen Helmondollar Jr., 29 of
Kiger was transported to MedStar St.
Mary’s Hospital for treatment and once
released he was transported to the St.
Mary’s County Detention and Reha-
bilitation Center and charged with the
following:
• CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana
• CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia
• Driving Vehicle While Under the In-
fluence of Alcohol
• Driving Vehicle While Under the In-
fluence of Alcohol Per Se
• Driving Vehicle While Impaired by
no fixed address, had been involved in Alcohol town. Baker was on pretrial release for
a single vehicle accident, causing dam- • Failure to Return and Remain at the charge of robbery, and on March 9,
age to property. A witness advised the Scene of an Accident Involving Prop- 2019, she removed her GPS ankle moni-
operator exited the vehicle, made sui- erty Damage tor. Baker is 5’3” in height, and weighs
cidal statements and indicated he was • Person Driving Motor Vehicle on 160 pounds; she has red hair and brown
eyes. Baker is currently wanted for the Mechanicsville. Helmondollar went to
charge of Escape Second Degree/Con- the kitchen, grabbed a knife and chased
dition of Release. Baker also frequents the victim in the apartment. Helmondol-
the Washington, D.C. area. lar also swung the knife at the victim
Anyone with information on the hear the neck but did not make contact.
whereabouts of Iyonna Kashae Baker is Helmondollar also attempted to burn
asked to contact Detective Trevor Teague the victim’s bank cards using the stove.
at (301) 475-4200 extension *8128 or by Helmondollar was arrested, transported
email at Trevor.Teague@stmarysmd. to the St. Mary’s County Detention and
com. Citizens may remain anonymous Rehabilitation Center and charged with
and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475- First-Degree Assault. Case # 36084-19

Legal Notice
IN THE MATTER OF JAMES L. GILLIAM, AN ALLEGED DISABLED PER-
SON

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ST. MARY’S COUNTY, MARYLAND

CASE NO.: C-18-FM-17-000521

NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
To all persons interested in the Petition For A Specific Transaction Without
Appointment Of A Guardian of James L. Gilliam:

Notice is given that an Amended Petition For Specific Transaction Without


Appointment Of Guardian has been filed in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s Coun-
ty to authorize Christyne Ivey, a/k/a Christyne Gilliam, to liquidate an annuity
policy and CD which is soley owned by James L. Gilliam, a resident of Charlotte
Hall Veterans’ Home, Charlotte Hall, Mayland.

All persons having any objection to this Petition shall file a Response with
the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County within thirty (30) days of this Notice being
published. Failure to file a Response by that date may result in the granting of the
relief being sought.

Debra J. Burch,
Clerk of Court for
St. Mary’s County Maryland

June 27, 2019


Thursday, July 4, 2019 The County Times In Our Community 11

Friday Night in the Park

County residents enjoyed food, fellowship, games and cooling showers courtesy of local firefighters at the local NAACP’s Friday Night in the Park event June 29. Photo by Ceandra Scott.

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Look Out for Southern Maryland Meats 


New Signs, Labels Spotlight Member Farms
You might notice something new on on the  individual farm producers that
your drive through Southern Maryland participate in the SMM program.
in the next few weeks – Southern Mary- Starting July 1, 2019, all 51 Southern
land Meats farm signs have arrived! Maryland Meats  producers  around the
The Southern Maryland Meats region, will receive a specially designed
(SMM), a marketing program of the farm sign and adhesive labels for their
Southern Maryland Agricultural De- meat products, all displaying the SMM
velopment Commission, is ramping up logo and legend - “Southern Mary-
promotional efforts to increase consumer land Meats Proudly Produced Here.” 
recognition for the marketing program’s A first for the SMM program, the pro-
branding logo and shining the spotlight motional sign was developed for high

Pet
OF THE WEEK visibility in-ground use at the entrance To coincide with the sign/label cam-

MEET BAILEY
to farm driveways, and at  farm stores/ paign SMM launched a  new consumer
stands, vendor booths at farmers’ mar- resource, the Southern Maryland Meat
July is the month of Independence kets and other sales venues. The sturdy and Seafood Guide that promotes the
and TCAS has many wonderful pets double-sided metal signs with their region’s meat and seafood producers. To
bright yellow and red  color scheme are emphasize brand recognition in the mar-
looking for their independence in a new
bound to attract attention as they adorn ketplace, both the in-print and the online
loving home! This month we highlight the
the roadside of participating farms. Simi- digital versions identify SMM farm list-
MARYLAND 2000 PROMOTION. ALL ADOPTION larly, the corresponding Southern Mary- ings with the SMM logo. 
FEES FOR CATS HAVE BEEN WAIVED THROUGH THE MONTH OF JULY! land Meats label reinforces the branding To find  a Southern Maryland Meats
Hi there, my name is Bailey. I'm just TOO CUTE, PURR-FECT and I'll want identity on meat packages at point of sale farmer, farm, farm stand or farmers mar-
all your attention. I'm a LOVING, PLAYFUL young cat who adores people with “Proud Producer & Member” .  ket, and other meat producer farms in the
and just wants to be near you! Now is the time to take advantage of this “When you see the sign, you’ll know five county area, or to view the Southern
amazing offer and BE MY MIRACLE! When you choose to adopt from that the featured farm is selling local, Maryland Meat and Seafood Guide – vis-
TCAS you are literally saving a life. humanely raised, quality meat, and is a it www.SouthernmarylandMeats.com. 
certified member of the Southern Mary- SMM signs, labels and the Southern
PLEASE CHOOSE ME! And, remember, if there is room in the heart, there
land Meats program,” said Craig Sewell, Maryland Meat and Seafood guide are
is room in the house.
SMM Marketing and Livestock Man- made possible in part by a Rural Mary-
Come meet me and the wonderful gang at Tri-County ager. “We are intent on building a brand land Prosperity Investment Fund Grant
Animal Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville)
that identifies with the area’s rich farm- (RMPIF) awarded to SMADC, a division
or call 301-932-1713 for more information. To see more
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to your table.”
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St. Clement’s Island


Museum will be Closed
St. Clement’s Island Museum will be Closed to
the General Public July 13, 2019, Potomac Jazz &
Seafood Festival
Only Event Ticketholders Will be Admitted to
Museum Grounds July 13, 2019
St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point,
MD, will be closed to the general public Saturday,
July 13, 2019, while the Potomac Jazz & Seafood
Festival takes place.
The only individuals admitted on-site will be
those with tickets to the festival. If available, the
public may purchase tickets at the gate the day of
the event for $85 per person starting at 12 p.m.
Tickets include event admission to enjoy the music
throughout the day, access to St. Clement’s Island
Museum, and a free water taxi ride.
Pier access at the museum will also be restricted
to the general public and accessible only to event
attendees as it will be in use for boat rides during
the festival.
For more information regarding the festival or to
purchase advanced tickets ($65 each), please visit
www.PotomacJazzandSeafoodFestival.com.
Thursday, July 4, 2019 The County Times In Our Community 13

SMADC Announces Two Rounds of Farmer Mini-Grants


The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development
Commission (SMADC) is pleased to announce two
new rounds of the Southern Maryland Farmer Mini-
Grant program. 
The first new Mini-Grant round will accept applica-
tions until August 31, 2019  with awards being made
by mid-October. The second grant round is expected
to open on November 1, 2019 and close December 31,
2019.
Since  the inception of the program in 2017, the
SMADC Board has approved funding for over
$84,000 in support of 58 projects representing diverse
farming operations  in  all five  Southern Maryland
Counties.
Mini-Grant funds can be used for a variety of proj-
ects, that should be simple in scope, and ideally com-
pleted in a relatively short time frame. SMADC will
award up to $2,000 per applicant for qualified projects,
with a one-to-one match by the farmer. If you’re a cur-
rent farmer with a great new idea to diversify your busi-
ness, or a new and beginning farmer with a dynamic
idea you’d like to get off the ground - apply for the next
two rounds of the SMADC Farmer Min-Grant!
Example projects include the purchase of foundation
livestock or  plant stock, marketing and promotional
materials, equipment and infrastructure for value-
added production, fencing, hoop house, and on-farm Loblolly Farm - seedling flats
upgrades to enhance food safety. Administrative ex- grant round, Loblolly Farm in Charles County, was increasing our production in 2019.” 
penses and events are not eligible for program funding. approved for funding to purchase fluorescent ‘grow For complete details of  the  SMADC Agricultural
“We are delighted with the popularity of our mini- lights’ for seedling establishment.  Over  30 thousand Farmer Mini-Grant Program, including criteria, guide-
grant series and the very diverse and creative use of the robust plants were germinated to full transplant size lines, and the application form, visit ‘Farmer Resources’
funding,” said Shelby Watson-Hampton, “Both small without the use of a greenhouse. “These lights have to find the ‘Farm Grants’ page at www.SMADC.com. 
and large farm enterprises have benefited.”  had a terrific impact on our business,” stated  Benny  
An example of a recent recipient of a previous mini Pino in the farm’s grant report, “We look forward to Press Release from SMADC

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Quilts Say ‘Thank You’


to Those Who Served

Quilts of Valor honorees (left to right): Dana Berman , Bruce Hocker, Mark Lysaght, Peter Laporte, Larry Owens and Preston Welch.

By Dave Spigler ters. It would not be an inexpensive charity quilt to be tion for their wounds, both physical and mental.
Contributing Writer handed out like magazines or cigarettes, or candy. She The quilt became a viable means for citizens to over-
felt these quilts would be special and should meet high come the guilt that lingered long after the Viet Nam
With the Fourth of July holiday upon us, it’s fitting standards of excellence as they would be looked upon era ended. It was a perfect shot in the arm to cure the
to note that several local military veterans who fought as awards rather than gifts. malaise and shame this long, unpopular war created
in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Viet Nam She called these special quilts “Quilts of Valor” or and divided us as a Nation. It was definitely the “right
War, in Grenada, during Operation Desert Storm, and QOV and they would carry the message of “Thank you thing to do at the right time.”
in Iraq and Afghanistan were recently recognized with for your service, sacrifice, and valor for serving our The first batches of quilts were sent overseas to be
a beautiful handmade quilt provided by the dedicated nation in combat.” placed on the stretchers of our men and women injured
volunteers with the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The very first QOV was awarded to a young soldier in Afghanistan and Iraq to keep them warm on their
The foundation, a large national organization, began who lost his leg fighting in Iraq in November 2003. He flights out of the war-torn battle zones. A small, but
as a dream of its founder, Catherine Roberts in 2003, was being cared for at the Walter Reed Army Hospital dedicated group of volunteers formed to assist Roberts
and has grown to more than 7,000 volunteers. Its popu- in Washington, DC at the time of the presentation. with this undertaking.
larity spread rapidly throughout the continental United The chaplain who was present at the ceremony im- The quilts took considerable time to make and pre-
States and abroad thanks mostly to word of mouth mediately saw the real value of awarding quilts to the pare for shipment. And these extremely dedicated
combined with the magic of the internet. It has gained wounded as it also provided a message that someone people had to use their own monies and material as
great popularity as a visual “thank you” and means to cares. The chaplain’s wife, a quilter herself, realized there were no funds or donations to support these early
honor the service of these great Americans who an- the comfort they provided and impressed upon her hus- efforts.
swered the call to duty to defend our country during band with the value these quilts add to the care for our As this movement grew, it became an all-volunteer,
its time of need. returning heroes. non-profit organization in 2005 with a small staff to
Roberts, the mother of a young soldier ordered to This QOV movement had its start in the . Roberts help Roberts with the growing requests for these
Afghanistan, had a vivid dream of seeing a young home in Seaford, Delaware and quickly gained interest awards.
man sadly sitting on his cot one night, hunched over across the country. One reason for its rapid popularity Eventually, in 2006, after attending several quilt
in despair while dealing with demons that had circled was due to its instant favor with the American pub- presentation ceremonies throughout the country, her
around him. Suddenly, she saw him wrapped in a quilt lic who remembered how poorly the returning veter- original idea of awarding a quilt to just-returning in-
and his entire disposition became “one of hope and ans from the Korean Conflict known as the “Forgot- jured veterans of wars came into question; the quilts
wellbeing.” To her, the quilt was the cause for this dra- ten War” and those arriving home from Viet Nam, the were becoming revered awards with more folks seek-
matic change. It provided comfort and warmth, pro- “Unpopular War,” were treated. Few, if any, of these ing them for family and friends who had been touched
tecting an individual both physically and mentally. heroes were thanked for their service. by war. It was decided any American warrior could re-
She realized that a quilt could be more than a piece Many combat veterans were even disrespected for ceive the coveted QOV.
of cloth. It had to be carefully hand sewn by volunteers their participation in this costly engagement that took Additionally, due to living in close proximity to
who donated their time and materials. When finished, nearly 50,000 American lives. They often met with Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Roberts became
it had to be of a quality that reflects the love of the quil- criticism or were spat upon. There was little apprecia- familiar with the Air Force’s Mortuary Affairs Opera-
Thursday, July 4, 2019 The County Times On the Cover 15

tions there. It’s the one place on the East Coast where Sylvia Lague, a retired Navy couple who moved to the met his wife at a USO show in Baltimore. He com-
all remains of deceased military members are brought area three years ago. Gerry is a retired Navy Chief pleted a 30-year Naval career as an Aviation Mechanic
back to from overseas. The scenes of our military Petty Officer. The two of them have been making and a Chief Electrician. He served on many aircraft
members removing flag draped coffins off large Air QOVs for nine years and have awarded these beautiful carriers including the USS Ranger and the USS Lex-
Force transport planes with a solemn ceremony are of- symbols of a grateful nation to deserving veterans for ington. He is a “plank owner” for the “Lady Lex” hav-
ten shown on the evening news. the past eight years. ing been assigned to the original commissioning crew.
She talked with the commanders and civilian staff Recent Southern Maryland awardees of the Quilt of During his 30 years of service, he spent time in the
of this unit and learned they all worked as a team for Valor are: Philippines, Korea, and Japan. He retired in 1960.
years and agreed that from then on, all those individu- He moved to Maryland and was employed at the U.S.
als, military or civilian, working at this military mor- Warren Wince Naval Academy as an air conditioning specialist for 15
tuary would receive their own QOV. This policy con- Warren is a 99-year-old World War II veteran from years. He moved his family to St. Mary’s City where
tinues to this day. Piney Point who came there from West Virginia in he and his wife built a house and raised three sons. Al-
In the 16 years of its existence, the Quilts of Valor 1940 to work for the Navy to test torpedoes. He soon fred enjoys salvaging and fixing old toys and just about
Foundation has awarded more than 220,000 quilts to joined the Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbor in anything needing repairs. He remains very agile and
our special men and women. A small arm of this orga- December 1941 and served on active duty for six years. stays active. Like Warren Wince, he is a member of a
nization was formed here in Southern Maryland four During the war he served on Navy supply ships in the dwindling group of veterans from “the war to end all
years ago by Peg Gowen. It too is an all-volunteer, Pacific. Once the war ended, he returned to Maryland wars.” The Quilts of Valor Foundation is honored to
non-profit group located in St. Mary’s County. It is and married a local girl and started a family. He spent award these two gentlemen with their quilts.
named the “Pax Sound of Freedom.” Last year, they many years employed by the Navy at Naval Air Station
awarded 28 QOVs to veterans in the local area and at Patuxent River. In retirement he stays busy with the Dana Berman
the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. upkeep of his beautiful home and maintains his yard in Dana is a career Navy man, enlisted in 1988 and
To help offset the costs of making these quilts, they perfect condition. He continues to be physically fit and retired in 2010. He served as an Aviation Ordnance
hold a few fundraisers every year; you may have seen he is known for his particularly sharp mind. Chief. He served aboard many Naval Air Stations in-
cluding NAS Point Mugu, CA, NAS Atlanta, Georgia,
them at fairs and festivals. Not only are they in need Alfred Iganemmo and NAS Washington, DC.
of donations, they also are in desperate need of addi- Alfred is a 95-year-old World War II Navy veteran
tional volunteers to help meet a goal of 32 quilts to be from Hollywood. He was born in Pennsylvania and Peter Laporte
presented this year. was a member of a first-generation American family to Peter was a U.S. Air Force Captain assigned to F-111
Two of their most active participants are Gerry and enlist in the Navy in June 1941 at the age of 17. He later fighter squadrons. He had tours of duty at Lowery
AFB in Denver, Colorado, Kessler AFB, Mississippi,
and Nellis AFB, Nevada. Peter moved to St. Mary’s
County from Portland, Oregon and currently serves
as the Executive Director for the St. Mary’s Historical
Society.
Mark Lysaght
Mark is a 1985 graduate of the Naval Academy and
received his Navy Wings of Gold as a Navy helicopter
pilot. He served in Operation Desert Storm and was at
the Pentagon when it was hit by the terrorists that took
over the American Airlines passenger aircraft on 9/11.
He served more than 20 years in the Navy before retir-
ing here in Southern Maryland.
Larry Owens
Larry joined the US. Air Force in 1978 and stayed
for 24 years, retiring in 2002. He spent considerable
time assigned to the Pentagon and enjoyed a tour at
Remi AFB in Puerto Rico. Upon retiring, he went to
work for Gould Fiber Optics. He now is a resident of
St. Mary’s County.
Preston Welsh
Preston Welsh is a career United States Marine and
spent 32 years defending our country in World War II
and the Korean Conflict. In the latter days of WWII, he
was stationed in the South Pacific building airfields in
the Philippines as a bulldozer operator
Bruce Hocker
Bruce is a former member of the U.S, Army and
lives here in Southern Maryland.
As you see, these veterans come from all walks of
life and many different backgrounds, yet the one thing
they have in common is their patriotism and willing-
ness to volunteer to sign up and support the Constitu-
tion of the United States against all enemies foreign
and domestic. Many gave some; some gave a lot. They
all took the Oath to defend our country and they are
outstanding models for all to emulate!
Thank you, sirs, for your great dedication and con-
gratulations to each of you for receiving your award
from the “Quilts of Valor Foundation” for your service!
You make us proud!
For more information concerning the Quilts of Valor
Foundation or learning how to become involved as a
volunteer or a donor to this awesome nonprofit organi-
zation, contact Peg Gowen at peggowen@gmails.com
A Quilt of Valor is awarded to 99-year-old Warren Wince. or Sylvia and Gerry Lague at gersylague@aol.com.
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Auto-GCAS Team Integrates Life-Saving System on F-35, Wins Collier Trophy
The F-35 Joint Program Office Auto Ground Colli-
sion Avoidance System team received the 2018 Robert
J. Collier Trophy, June 13, for its rapid design, integra-
tion and flight test of critical, lifesaving technology for
the global F-35 fleet during a ceremony at the National
Air and Space Museum.
Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System
(Auto-GCAS) is a technology designed to save a pilot
from crashing into the ground in the event of a sudden
loss of consciousness or target fixation by activating
and taking control from the pilot to return the plane to
safe altitude.
Initial testing of the Auto-GCAS began in 2018 on
the F-35A at Edwards Air Force Base, California. As
Edward’s F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) issued its
technical report recommending the system for the A
variant to the Joint Program Office, the F-35 Pax River
ITF began flight tests on the B variant in early 2019,
followed by the C variant.
“The Pax ITF test team is working hard to ensure
the fleet is provided an Auto-GCAS system that runs
silently in the background while never impeding the
warfighter’s maneuverability,” said Lt. Cdr. William
Bowen, F-35 test pilot at the Pax River ITF. “In ad- F-35 test pilot Dan Levin, Pax River Integrated Test Force, flies an Auto Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) test
dition to evaluating Auto-GCAS performance, one of flight in an F-35C on a low level through West Virginia, June 17, 2019. Flying the low level helps.
our main goals is to ensure the operator has confidence
in the system so as to keep it turned on. Thus far, we how flexible the program is for getting what the fleet served on F-16 since their implementation of Auto-
have not identified any nuisances with the system in- needs when they need/ask for it and two, it gets ground GCAS, getting it to the service members now in-
terface and are satisfied with its performance.” collision protection software to the fleet before any loss creases the chances of stopping avoidable loss of life,”
With the system’s successful flight tests complete on of life can occur.” Buckenmeyer said.
the A and B variants, the fleet will receive Auto-GCAS Auto-GCAS is not a new concept as a similar sys- The Pax River ITF is on schedule to wrap up testing
starting later this year, seven years ahead of schedule. tem flies on the F-16 and F-22 and has already been on the C variant in June.
“Keeping our service members flying and safe is credited with saving eight Air Force pilots. The F-35 The Auto-GCAS team comprises representatives
a top priority,” said Eric Buckenmeyer, Auto-GCAS Auto-GCAS software was developed around the con- from Lockheed-Martin, the U.S. Air Force, the F-35
team member at the Pax River ITF. “Getting it to the cepts and design of the F-16 Auto-CGAS, Buckenmey- Joint Program Office, NASA and the Defense Safety
fleet early is beneficial in two parts. For one, it shows er explained. Oversight Council.
“I think based on the number of saves already ob-

Sex Education in Libraries much information should be presented at


any given point in their development. One
shoe does not fit all !
liberal community any discussion about
alternative lifestyles that involves ordi-
nary words like natural and unnatural or
To the Editor: forbidden from accompanying their kids Saying attendance is optional may be normal and abnormal, even when used in
There’s been a lot said about the drag but when the idea started to implode he true but it leaves open all kinds of loop- proper context, are considered discrimina-
queen educational program for kids as rescheduled the event and then claimed holes for attendance without parents’ tory. Are kids to believe that alternative
young as three years old presented at one his involvement was just renting space for knowledge and who and how was the au- lifestyles or dressing like a drag queen are
of our libraries. One thing should be made which he had no choice. thenticity of parental consent determined? normal?
clear, since libraries are primarily funded It’s that plan B he relied upon with his Was an attempt made determine the accu- Can a three-year-old comprehend sexu-
by the state they are a state agency not a recent drag queen presentation and restated racy of t0he comprehension by the audi- ality? What positive outcome is expected
county entity. Two of our County Commis- there is nothing he could have done to pro- ence? Were background checks done on to come from a lesson given by a drag
sioners addressed the drag queen issue yet hibit the event. I wonder how defenseless the drag queens involved? queen on how to use make up ? Judging by
our state representatives have been con- he would be if the NRA wanted to present Mr. Blackwell’s logic includes the drag the public reaction many others share my
spicuously silent. a lesson to teenagers on how to purchase, queen event was, in part, a lesson in diver- concern.
I have always enjoyed our libraries and conceal and properly use a hand gun or sity. Using that logic, the school system Sex education in our libraries is mis-
felt it was one place my tax dollar was be- how about an IT class on how to hack pri- should have a representative sample of drag guided and of questionable motivation. Mr.
ing well spent and the employees always vate computers? queens in the classroom and they should be Blackwell has done irreparable damage to
went above and beyond the call of duty. Can religious groups rent space in a li- included at other public forums. the reputation of a once highly respected
I felt confident our libraries provided a brary to spread their message or wouldn’t Choosing an alternative lifestyle is a organization and I suspect he will continue
wholesome atmosphere where children that be allowed? For these topics I suspect matter of personal preference, but promot- to do so by promoting his agenda as long as
could expand their knowledge in a safe en- Mr. Blackwell’s open mindedness would ing it to kids is simply wrong. How many he remains in charge.
vironment. Then came Mr. Blackwell. be a lot less open. youngsters even know what a drag queen is
In May of 2017 it was reported that he With children’s maturity level being far and why should they, unless there is some Sincerely,
initially boasted about the library sponsor- from uniform, parents are the best judge to hidden agenda? David A. Ryan
ing a display of banned books and a sex determine when their kids are ready to ex- ased on appearance, many children Hollywood, Maryland
education program where parents were pand their sexual knowledge and just how likely viewed them as clowns. Within the
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n A
Fu& G ME there
41. Ridicules
43. Allied Powers vs. Central
12. Space station
14. Gene
19. Satisfy
S
CLUES DOWN
Powers 23. Livid
45. Produce
47. Ancient kingdom near
24. It comes after “et”
25. More (Spanish) 1. Portuguese district
Dead Sea
49. Hebrew unit of liquid
26. Electronic data processing
27. Buffer solution to separate 2. An assembly of witches
capacity
50. Type of sword
DNA and RNA
28. Primate 3. Having few teeth
55. “Sin City” actress
56. Female reproductive cells
29. Scattered
34. Evergreen tree 4. The act of going across

“New Career at GPS”


57. Afflicted
59. One point north of
35. What engaged couples
will say
5. Nepalese dynasty
northeast
60. Garland
36. Barbie’s friend
37. Midway between south
6. “Bye Bye Birdie” actress
61. Spiritual leader
62. Negative
and southeast
39. A position from which
__-Margaret
63. Tooth caregiver
64. Cheek
progress can be made
40. Showed up
7. What the princess found
41. Insecticide beneath her mattress
CLUES DOWN 42. Type of milk You know how you never
1. Form of “to be” 44. Verandas 8. Pennsylvania transit
CLUES ACROSS 17. Type of horse
2. A hand has one 45. Annoyingly talkative know how you sound until you
1. Sacred bull (Egyptian 18. Volcanic craters
3. Thought 46. Abba __, Israeli politician organization
hear your voice on tape or vid-
PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
myth.) 20. Type of graph (abbr.) 47. “Heat” director
4. Physical body
5. One-time European money 21. Supporters 48. Plant genus 9. Winnie the Pooh creator
LAST WEEK’S
8. Disfigure 22. North and South are two 5. Removes
6. One who perpetrates 51. Swiss river eo? While in Frankfort, Ken-
11. Polish city 25. Spread 52. Prejudice 10. Riddle
13. Move quickly on foot 30. Adjusted wrongdoing
7. Make one 53. Actor Idris tucky for our former Rector’s
14. Landlocked West African 31. Vietnamese offensive 11. Grads wear one
country 32. Nazi architect 8. Kate and Rooney are two 54. Freedom fighters (slang)
58. Criticize retirement from the priesthood,
15. Used in aromatherapy 33. Nigerian peoples 9. __ Ladd, “Shane” actor
12. Body part
16. The greatest of all time 38. When you hope to get 10. Makes fun of
I found out that our former
13. The top of a pot
Rector Jessee Neat and his wife
19. A type of meal
Jenny (one of my best friends
21. Lake __, one of the
mind you) had named their car’s
Great
GPS, Shelby. This came up at
24. Capital of Jordan
CLUES ACROSS 41. Resembles a pouch breakfast one morning when
25. A type of logic
42. He/she checks your I mentioned that in his retire-
1. Bridge building degree 26. Khoikhoi peoples
health ment years, Jessee would make
4. Catches 27. A fixed time of prayer in
43. Nobel Prize-winning a great professor with his white
9. A heavy type of music Christian liturgies
biochemist beard. He then said something
14. Original “Twilight Zone” 31. Arrives
44. Stop momentarily about how I was like his GPS
host Serling 32. Lemur
46. Formerly (archaic) – always telling him what to do
15. Rodent species 34. Small bodies of still
49. Commercial or giving directions (I will say,
16. Finnish lake water
50. White vestment worn by in my defense, he was usually
17. Street (abbr.) 35. __ route
clergy calling when they were here
18. Home of the US Naval 36. Breaks apart
51. Island people of the and asking if I knew where something was). Now that he had named his
Academy 40. A type of line
Mediterranean GPS Shelby, he and Jenny could say, “Shut up Shelby” all the time. Every-
20. It held a convention 41. Caption that translates
55. Prices one was laughing hysterically. Can you believe that? Sweet, gentle me being
once 45. Winged
58. On a line at right angles likened to a bossy, irritating GPS? As Jessee was walking away, I said in my
22. Makes a loud, ringing 47. Criticize severely
to a ship’s length best GPS voice, “Jessee walk 300 feet straight ahead, Jessee then walk 400
sound 48. Leg bones
59. Where boats are parked feet off a cliff.” I know it doesn’t sound like it, but we are a tight group and
23. Cave 52. Monetary unit
60. One who values reason all love each other – I think.
24. Lessening of something 53. 007’s creator
64. It might be on your I almost solved the problem of our former Rector hearing my actual voice
28. MJ’s nickname “__ 54. Accumulate
driveway the day of his retirement service by biting into one of my 200mg Benzo-
Jordan” 56. Establish by law or with
65. Small Iranian village natate cough pills right before the service. I was just holding it between my
29. One’s way of doing authority
66. Used to emphasize teeth until I found the water bottle and didn’t realize I bit down so hard. The
things 57. Breed of goat
67. Mathematical term cough pills are basically Novocain, so I had a numb tongue for quite a while.
30. Wings 59. Millisecond
(abbr.) I think my husband enjoyed the silence.
31. Quotes as evidence for 60. Mock
68. Long necked birds And besides Father Neat apparently not liking my voice, he also only
33. Acts glumly 61. Make older
69. Eyeglasses introduced my husband and the other Christ Church parishioner’s husband
37. A man’s title 62. Some don’t want to be
70. When you hope to get at the morning service. Hmmmmpf! So, at refreshment hour, she and I went
38. It comes first given any
there up to him, and I said, “Hello, I am chopped liver, and my friend said, Hi I’d
39. Edible mollusk 63. Wrath
like to introduce myself, I’m Lynne.” His response was, “Would you like to
be introduced later as Ms. or Mrs. Chopped Liver?” Hmmmmpf! Again! I
get no respect!
It was a lovely retirement service with the Mayor of Frankfort, local of-
LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE SOLUTIONS ON PAGE 31

ficials, Bishops, other clergy, and a full church. Father Neat was given the
key to the city for all his work for social justice in the local community.
What a career he has had, making a transition from retiring as a Lt. Col in
the army to Episcopal seminary to 20 years as an Episcopal priest. Quite
a life of service, and he was well-deserved of all the accolades and praise.
Of course, we had to visit a few bourbon distilleries for our husbands, and
a winery for Lynne and I. You’re in Kentucky – it’s a given. The winery was
based on fruits, not grapes. We did purchase a few interesting wines, one of
which is corn cob wine, and two others for their healthy aspects (naturally).
They are pomegranate and rose petal. Rose petals are supposed to be great
for arthritis, so I felt it was my duty to try a bottle or two and report on how
I feel. I will let you know soon.
As you can imagine, driving around listening to GPS with my husband
will not be fun after this trip. This could become a fad, everyone will name
there GPS Shelby – at every stop light, I will be hearing, “Shut up Shelby”.
Everyone will love it – I will be the new voice at GPS!!! Oh no, never mind,
too scary, but that’s okay…I just named my GPS Jessee.

To each new day’s adventure, Shelby


Please send your comments or ideas to: shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com
or find me on Facebook
Thursday, July 4, 2019 The County Times Education 23

St. Mary’s College Welcomes Four New Board Trustees


St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcomed four new College.” College, majoring in social science, and a secondary
trustees in June: Paula Collins, Judith M. Fillius ’79, Collins is a retired government relations and busi- education certificate.
William E. Seale, and Ray Wernecke. All four will ness executive with nearly 40 years of experience in Seale is a partner in the ProFunds Group, the parent
serve a six-year term of service on the College’s Board government relations, public policy, coalition building, of ProShare Advisors LLC and ProFund Advisors LLC. 
of Trustees. and strategic communications.  Most recently, Collins For over 10 years as chief investment officer, he devel-
“We continue to encounter individuals who are com- was vice president for Worldwide Government Rela- oped the financial models and investment techniques
mitted to higher education excellence, in general, and tions at Texas Instruments where she provided strate- that direct the investments of over 200 ProShares and
to that which is uniquely St. Mary’s College of Mary- gic advice and counsel to TI’s senior management and ProFunds, managed the portfolio staff of 35, and over-
land in particular. I am honored that the newest cohort business unit executives on key issues and emerging saw the funds’ trading.  Seale is a professor emeritus
of trustees accepted our invitation to join the Board of policy trends in the United States, Europe and Asia of finance at The George Washington University where
Trustees.  Their commitment to the tradition of liberal with regard to international trade, immigration, edu- prior to the formation of ProFunds he was chairman
arts and sciences coupled with their areas of expertise cation, workforce, tax, university research funding, of the department of finance and senior associate dean
and life experiences will serve our students and the cybersecurity, privacy, diversity and environmental is- of the business school. His academic teaching areas
College well for many years to come as we solidify sues. Prior to joining TI, Collins worked for American included futures markets, derivative securities, and fi-
our place as the National Public Honors College,” said Express and held positions at the Business Roundtable, nancial management. While at GWU he was actively
Tuajuanda C. Jordan, president of St. Mary’s College Eastman Kodak and the Fratelli Group, a strategic engaged in a consulting and expert witness practice
“Each of our new trustees brings special talent and communications firm. She began her career as a legis- through his firm, Financial Markets Group Inc. 
energy to the Board,” said Arthur “Lex” Birney Jr., lative assistant on Capitol Hill.  Seale received his PhD from the University of Ken-
chairman, Board of Trustees.  “We welcome each of Collins is a graduate of Yale University, where she tucky. He is a longtime member of the Washington
them and are excited to work together to continue St. majored in history, and attended the Program for Man- government and business community, having served
Mary’s College’s mission of providing an outstanding agement Development at Harvard Business School.  a five-year term as a commissioner on the Commod-
educational experience as the National Public Honors Fillius ’79 is currently the department manager for ity Futures Trading Commission, worked as govern-
Northrop Grumman (NG) Mission Systems where she ment relations vice president for a New York-located

Library ‘Secret,’
is responsible for profit and loss for the annual operat- futures exchange, and as a senior legislative assistant
ing plan and long-range strategic plans. She oversees to United States Senator Walter D. Huddleston. He is

‘Tricks,’ and ‘Steps?’


offices with multiple programs in support of the De- a former director of the St. Mary’s College of Mary-
partment of Defense. Prior, Fillius was responsible for land’s Foundation.
the Air Operations Center Modernization program. Wernecke is currently serving as a principal/direc-
To the Editor: She provided programmatic leadership and manage- tor at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.  He has more than 30
I am writing in response to statements made by ment of the contract valued at $419M, established years’ experience in public and private sector senior
Michael Blackwell in your June 27th article “Library trusted relationships with Air Force program man- leadership positions. Previously, Wernecke held vari-
Director Denies Reaching Out for Drag Queen Story agement team, restructured the internal management ous leadership positions in the U.S. Navy and his last
Event.” team, and streamlined internal program processes assignment was as director of corporate operations for
“That’s not happening here at St. Mary’s County Li- based on value stream analysis resulting in sched- the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. 
braries,” Blackwell stated referring to the 2017 article ule and dollar savings. Fillius has also served as vice Wernecke holds a bachelor’s degree in education
originally attributed to a current, longtime librarian,
president of PRB Associates, which was acquired by from Towson University and is pursuing an Executive
and wants SOMD taxpaying public to believe the librar-
ian’s post consisted of mere “opinions and did not reflect Comptek PRB Associates. She was responsible for in- Scholar Certificate from Northwestern University’s
the values of the system.” formation systems, product support, human resources, Kellogg School of Management. He is also a gradu-
Blackwell also flat-out denied reaching out for the training, facilities, security and database development.  ate of Leadership Maryland (2006), the NAVAIR Se-
Drag Queen Event: “No one in the library system acted Fillius has 35 years of experience leading, managing, nior Executive Management Development Program,
to bring Drag Queen Story Hour to St. Mary’s. We did planning, testing and deploying system capabilities in and the Federal Executive Institute. He is active in the
not reach out to those groups,” he insisted. response to Department of Defense customer require- community, serving as board director of Three Oaks
Problem is, the assertions made in that 2017 article ments. Prior to entry into the defense industry, Fillius Center for Homeless, The Patuxent Partnership, and
included “steps” the librarian revealed to have actually was employed by St. Mary’s College of Maryland as past president of Leadership Southern Maryla
taken and “secret” “tricks” she had “done” to making an admissions counselor/public relations assistant.
“small, rural, conservative” libraries “more inclusive to
Fillius holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s Press Release from SMCM
the LGBTQIA+ community.” Steps that would “eventu-
ally get Drag Queen Story Hour.”
Some of these “secret tricks” & “steps” include:
--”Invite LGBT Community partners: reach out to
groups like your local PFLAG chapter. If your library
has meeting space, let them know that they can hold
meetings and host programs at your library.” --”Cre-
atively encourage inclusive collection development:
request LGBT books, movies & music... because that
will help you.”
Since its 2017 publication, solid evidence exists these
particular tricks not only have been implemented, but
achieved:
--May 2017, one month before the 2017 article was
published, the pro- LGBTQIA+ sex ed class for minors
was met with resistance, cancelled by the library, re-
scheduled and hosted by SMASH in one of the meeting
rooms.
--Sept 2017, the “banned book” display for teens, that
included sexually graphic, pro-LGBTQIA+ materials,
drew the ire of many SOMD residents.
--June 2019: Drag Queen Story Hour. Both hosts
(SMASH & PFLAG) are LGBT community Partners
and used meeting space to protect it from getting can-
celled upon meeting resistance.
Clearly, these “secret” “tricks” and “steps” were
taken, but it was supposed to remain a secret. SOMD
taxpayers were never supposed to know. No wonder her
name was scrubbed from the article after it became pub-
lic in June 2019.

Georgia Kijesky,
Great Mills, MD
24 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, July 4, 2019

In Remembrance
The County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes
and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
guyleonard@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Esther Sigler Greco and one great-grandson Sidney Colvin. Tennessee to the late Fredrick and Vir- Heidi; Robert and spouse, Erika; and
In addition to her parents and husband, ginia Maynard. Allison De Sieno and spouse, Dominic;
Esther Sigler she was preceded in death by one son, Dorothy married the love of her life, and his 12 grandchildren and five great-
Greco, 87, of Robert Greco; three siblings, Kather- Lenville Brown on November 14, 1958 grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was held
Lexington Park, ine Smathers, Alene Sigler, and Betty in Tennessee. They spent over 60 won- at Our Lady of the Snow R.C. Church
MD passed away Henry. derful years together before she passed. in Blue Point, NY followed by inter-
on June 28, 2019 All services will be private. She loved being a military wife and ment in the Blue Point Cemetery with
at Taylor Farms In lieu of flowers, the family requests making friends wherever they were sta- full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers,
Assisted Living. donations to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. tioned. When they moved to Maryland memorial donations may be made to the
Born Novem- Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or she enjoyed volunteering especially Bayport-Blue Point Foundation or St.
ber 5, 1931 in the Alzheimer’s Association of Mary- at Leonardtown Elementary School. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Alabama, she land, 10665 Stanhaven Place, Suite She loved playing with their pet cats.
was the daughter
of the late Roy Sigler and Katie Hodges
205D, White Plains, MD 20695. Dorothy enjoyed doing things with her Erma Elizabeth Joy
Condolences to the family may be friends but most of all she enjoyed her
Sigler. made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. time with her husband. Thompson
Esther married the love of her life, Sal- Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- Dorothy is survived by her hus- Erma Elizabeth
vatore Victor “Sal” Greco on November neral Home, P.A. band Lenville “Bill” Brown and many Joy Thompson,
8, 1952 in DC. They spent 54 wonder- friends. She is preceded in death by her 90, of Holly-
ful years together before his passing in parents Fredrick and Virginia Maynard. wood, MD passed
September of 2007. In her younger years Dorothy Louise Brown Funeral arrangements are by Brins- away on June 13,
she enjoyed being a homemaker allow- field Funeral Home, Leonardtown. Fam- 2019 at MedStar
ing her to raise her three children and Dorothy Lou-
ise Brown, 80, ily will receive friends on Friday, July St. Mary’s Hos-
later spending time with her five beauti- 5, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at pital, Leonard-
ful grandchildren whom she cherished. of Hollywood,
MD passed away Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Holly- town, MD with
In her spare time she loved gardening, wood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. her family by her
cooking, sewing and reading. on June 24, 2019
at MedStar St. A Graveside Service will follow at 12:00 side.
She is survived by her children, Debo- p.m., at Charles Memorial Gardens Erma Elizabeth Joy Thompson was
rah Greco, of California, MD, and Ca- Mary’s Hospital
with her husband 26325 Point Lookout Road, Leonard- born on July 11th, 1928 in Baltimore,
mille Colvin (Scott), of Leonardtown, town, MD 20650. Maryland to the late Chester Joy and
MD; five grandchildren, Eric Colvin Lenville Brown
by her side. Condolences to the family may be Virginia Denton Joy. She lived on Ed-
(Joanna), Brandon Colvin, Kelsey Col- made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. mondson Avenue with her parents and
vin, Nicholas Colvin, and Carly Colvin; Dorothy was
born on August 5, 1938 in Knoxville, Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- her younger brother Marvin.
neral Home, P.A. In 1942, when Erma was 14 years
old, her family moved to Hollywood,
Maryland.
Donald J. Sheehan Sr. Her first job was a clerk at Preston In-
Donald J. sley’s store in Hollywood. Later on she
Sheehan Sr., of worked on the Naval Base as a payroll
Bayport, NY clerk. She left the job on the base in 1962
died on June 21. to become a stay at home wife and moth-
He worked for er. She babysat in the 1970’s.
Grumman Aero- Erma played the piano beautifully and
space Corpora- was self-taught. She had a lovely alto
tion for 40 years, voice.
many of which She took care of her father until the
were spent con- day he died of Parkinson’s disease. She
ducting Flight also took care of her mother until her
Test and Evaluation at Naval Air Test father’s death at which time her mother
Center Patuxent River. After retiring went to live with her brother Marvin in
from Grumman, he taught at Stony North Carolina. She took care of her son
Brook University on Long Island for David and her husband John B. for long
16 years. Mr. Sheehan earned his Mas- as she was able to.
ter’s Degree from Stony Brook Univer- Erma married John Briscoe Thomp-
sity and attended the Harvard Graduate son on March 28th, 1948 which hap-
School of Business Administration. He pened to be Easter Sunday that year.
enjoyed fishing, gardening and travel- She had no greater joy than her family
ing, and was an avid reader. An ac- and her home. She loved to take care
An Independent Family-Owned Funeral Home tive member of the community, Mr. of her home and have a large garden
Serving Southern Maryland for over 100 Years Sheehan taught fishing to Girl Scouts, and can food for the winter. She even
was a Boy Scout leader, Parish Coun- enjoyed washing dishes at the kitchen
Michael K. Gardiner, C.F.S.P., C.P.C. cil Chairman at Our Lady of the Snow sink where she could look out of the
Funeral Director/President R.C. Church, Little League manager, window over the beautiful rolling hills.
member of the Suffolk County Red She loved working outside cutting grass,
Cross Board of Directors, United Way working the garden and assisting John
executive for Grumman, founder of IN- B. with his many projects. Erma had
TERFACE in the Town of Brookhaven so many friends. To know Erma was to
and was a member of the Bayport Fire love Erma.
Providing trusted service to the community for over 100 Years Department. He also served his country Erma is survived by her daughters
41590 Fenwick Street • P.O. Box 270 • Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 as a Captain in the United States Ma- Brenda Thompson Bond of Towson, MD
www.mgfh.com rine Corps. He is survived by his wife, and Virginia Lacey of Avenue, MD and
her brother Marvin Chester Joy of Ra-

(301)-475-8500
Iva; his five children, CAPT Donald Jr.
(USN Ret.) and spouse, Kathy; Timothy leigh, N.C. She has two grandchildren
and spouse, Lisa; James and spouse, Brody Bond (Lisa) and Vicki Cantrell
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(Doug) and six great-grandchildren: his two sisters, typical Navy fashion, before settling in time at the beach, listening to music and
Casey and Gillian Bacon, and Beckett, Dorothy Virginia St Mary’s County, MD, God’s country. relaxing. He was an avid sports fan of
Thatcher, Jane and Francie Joy Bond. and Ethel Marie GPa had three grandsons, Shaun, all Washington, D.C. teams and only his
She was preceded in death by her par- Hewitt of Tampa. Alex, and Jack, that he absolutely local teams. Pete had an artist eye. He
ents Chester H. Joy and Virginia D. Joy, He is survived loved and adored. He spent count- loved to make and appreciate art, music
her son John David Thompson and her by two sisters, less hours attending hundreds of soc- and adored black cats. He worked as an
husband John Briscoe Thompson. Sister Carrie cer matches & ice hockey games, and electrician before he was forced to retire
Donations can be made to Holly- Schindler, who is tournaments, cheering on his boys. in 2017 on medical disability.
wood United Methodist Church, 24422 a mission helper As an avid sports fan, he loved his Pack- To know Pete, meant you knew how
Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood, MD of the Sacred ers and NASCAR. As a professional, true friendship felt and love endured.
20636 or the Hollywood Rescue Squad, Heart and resides he loved the Military and anything that Pete lived his life to bring happiness and
23469 Rescue Ln., Hollywood, MD in Towson, Maryland, and Mary O. could fly. As a person, he loved his fam- fun to those he loved. He was a great
20636 Mandzak of Washington, D.C. ily and his many, many friends. man, father, son, brother and friend who
Condolences to the family may be Father was ordained as a Trappist Rich is survived by his wife Joan, son will be missed.
made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Priest on May 8, 1954 in Louisville, Rich Jr & wife Lori, grandsons Shaun, Pete is survived by his wife, Tracey
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- Kentucky. He helped found the New Alex, and Jack (all from Hollywood, (Smallwood) Katsouros of Waldorf,
neral Home, P.A. Trappist Monastery at Vina, California MD), and his brother Ralph Jr (William- MD; daughter, Maggie Mae Small-
in 1955. In 1957, he joined the Mon- stown, NJ). wood; step-mother, Patricia Katsouros
Robert Michael Mattingly terey-Fresno Diocese in California and AMHC Delaney’s interment will be of Mechanicsville, MD; brothers, Timo-
was stationed in Fresno, Porterville, at Arlington National Cemetery on a thy Katsouros of LaPlata, MD, Michael
Robert Michael and Monterey. In 1967, Father followed date to be announced. A celebration of Katsouros of Mechanicsville, MD and
Mattingly, “Bob”, the invitation of Pope John XXIII and life in his honor will be on August 10, five sisters, Sophia Psillos of Charles-
69, of California, volunteered to go to Mexico where he 2019 at Summerseat Farm in Mechan- ton, SC, Katerina Katsouros, of Wal-
MD formerly served in the Diocese of Campeche until icsville, MD. http://summerseat.org/ dorf, MD, Elizabeth McElvain of Dubai,
from Leonard- 1993. He was Pastor of Lerma and then In lieu of flowers, please consider spon- Pauline Thompson of Schenectady, NY
town, MD passed Hopelchen. In 1993, he came to Florida soring/donating/volunteering to the and Amalia Katsouros of Mechanic-
away on June 26, because of health reasons and worked Wreaths Across America Organization- sville, MD. He is also survived by nu-
2019 at his home. as a Chaplain at the Veterans Hospital https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ merous nieces, nephews and extended
Bob was born until July 1, 2002. He also helped out family. Pete was preceded in death by
on July 12, 1949 at St. Paul’s in Tampa, St. Clement’s in his parents.
and was the son Plant City and St. Lawrence in Tampa. Pete Emmanuel Katsouros The family will receive friends for a
of Margaret Irene Dixon of Leonard- Upon retirement from the V.A. Hospi- Memorial Celebration on Friday, July 5,
Pete Emmanu-
town, MD and the late Joseph Harry tal, he did Chaplain’s work at the Orient 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with
Mattingly. And sisters Lois Tennyson el Katsouros, 48,
and Faulkenberg County Jails. He also formerly of Me- Remembrances being heard at 7:00 p.m.
of Bushwood, MD and Mary Douglas of served at John Knox Village and the at the Brinsfield Funeral Home & Cre-
chanicsville, MD
Leonardtown, MD. Bob was a lifelong University Village Nursing Home. He matory, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road,
passed away on
St. Mary’s County, MD resident and also was Chaplain to the 4th degree of Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. The inter-
Wednesday, June
graduated from Chopticon High School the Knights of Columbus Assemblies: ment will be on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at
26th, 2019, at his
in 1967. First at the Father William Tyrrell and 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Cem-
home in Indian
Bob served in the United States Navy then the St. Michael Archangel. He had etery, 3320 Saint Peters Drive, Waldorf,
Head, Maryland.
for 5 years, from January 19, 1971 to Au- resided at John Knox Village since 1994. MD 20601.
He was born on
gust 4, 1976. While serving in the United Contributions may be made to the Mis- Condolences to the family may be
February 1, 1971
States Navy he attended Boot Camp in sion Helpers of The Sacred Heart 1001 made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com 
in Washington, D.C. to the late Emman-
Great Lakes, IL. Hospital Corps School West Joppa Road Towson, MD 21204. Arrangements are being made by
uel Katsouros and Anna Tsakopiakos.
in San Diego, CA, Operating Technician Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory,
Pete married his best friend, Tracey
Class C School in Portsmouth, VA. He P.A.
Katsouros in April 27, 2014. They spent
served on the USS. Saratoga (CV-60). Richard Michael Delaney Sr. many years as a blended family and he
Bob earned the Vietnam Service Medal,
Richard Mi- will be missed.
National Defense Service Medal, and
chael Delaney Sr, Pete was a family man who always Ida Elizabeth Vallandingham
Vietnam Campaign Medal.
78, of Hollywood, thought of those he loved. His joy and Ida “Betty” Elizabeth Vallanding-
Bob was a Nuclear Medicine Tech-
MD received his laughter could make a tough day better ham, 88 of Ridge, MD, formerly of
nologist at Calvert Memorial Hospital
angel wings & and sad one tolerable. Pete loved to spend Waldorf, MD passed away on June 24,
until his illness would not allow him to
halo on June 18,
work in 2016, he was employed for 18
2019. The epit-
years. He played the guitar beautifully
ome of the most
(self-taught), and loved golf.
easy going and
Contributions may be made to Hos-
kicked back per-
pice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonar-
son you would
dtown, MD 20650.
have ever known was born on October
Arrangements provided by the Mat-
12, 1940 to Rose & Ralph Delaney Sr in
tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
Leonardtown, MD. Woodbury, NJ. “Big Rich” (aka “GPa” Lynda J. Striegel
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brothers, William C. and Edward W. and Jr. Together they traveled the world in
26 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, July 4, 2019

2019 with her Jones, Maria Ann Taylor, and John Lud- Vanee Henderson, Quintin Fulgham, Jr., ter Lori.  She also belonged to a ladies
family by her wig Jones, 13 great-grandchildren; 3 Sarah Fulgham, Neikeya Thomas, Leon Bunco group that she enjoyed playing
side. She was great-great-grandchildren; brother John Fulgham, Mia Fulgham, Aria Fulgham, monthly.  
the daughter Linus Stone (Nancy); and sister-in-law Vance Fulgham, Jr., Jaden Fulgham, She is survived by her son Joe and
of the late Wil- Peggy Vallandingham. Jaren Fulgham and Jonathan Fulgham. his wife GG, her son Gene and his wife
liam Michael She is preceded in death by her hus- The family will be having a Memorial Margie, and her daughter Lori and her
Stone and band James Claude Vallandingham Sr., Service for Leon at a later date when he husband Larry.  She is also survived
Mary Cath- Brother Michael Stone, Sister Mary Ve- is inurned at Arlington National Cem- by her grandchildren Karrie, Joey, and
erine Cullison. ronica (Ronnie) Burch, Sister Ada Lou etery on July 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Kelli and her great-grandson Addison.
Born De- Birch, Brother Joseph Stone, and Son- In lieu of flowers, memorial donations Donations in her memory can be
cember 21, in-law Timothy James Barnes. may be made in Harvey’s name to the made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital
1930 and de- In lieu of flowers, memorial con- Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
livered in a tributions may be made to the Ridge Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, and to the Hospice of St Mary’s P.O. Box
house at Cedar Point, Maryland by Dr. Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box MD 20622. 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. 
Philip J. Bean. Betty attended Little 520, Ridge, MD 20680 and Holy Cross Condolences to the family may be A funeral service will be held in
Flower School until she and her twin Homecare and Hospice 10720 Columbia made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Downey, California at Our Lady of
sister Ronnie were sent to the Sisters Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral Perpetual Help with burial in River-
of Charity, St. Mary’s Home for Girls Condolences to the family may be Home, P.A. side National Cemetery at a date to be
in Baltimore where they lived until the made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. announced.
age of 16. After leaving the orphanage, Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
Betty went to live with relatives until neral Home, P.A. Adele Carmela Vasapolli
marrying JC Vallandingham in May of Adele Car- Michael Sean Jordon
1954. She lived in Ridge Maryland until mela Vasa- Michael Sean
they moved to Waldorf in 1960 when JC Harvey Leon Fulgham, Sr. polli, 86, of Jordon passed
opened his own business. They lived on Harvey Leon Lexington away on May
Owens Drive for 17 ½ years until in 1977 Fulgham, Sr., Park, Mary- 8, 2019 in San
they returned to Ridge Maryland where 78 of Char- land passed Jose California
they bought JC & Betty’s Grocery. She lotte Hall, MD away peace- at the age of
worked there for the next 3 years until passed away on fully on June 54. He was the
the business was sold and moved back to July 7, 2018 at 23, 2019, with son of Alma
their home in Waldorf. Betty then took the Charlotte her daughter Thompson Jor-
on the job of managing a small food car- Hall Veterans Lori by her don of Valley
ryout for a few years before taking on Home in Char- side where she Lee and Robert
the job of Grandma. lotte Hall, MD. left us to be Nathaniel Jor-
She was a member of the Waldorf Harvey was the with her dear husband Joe in heaven.  don (deceased).  He was the grandson of
Homemakers for many years and volun- son of the late She was born on September 18, 1932 the late Leroy and Catherine Thompson.
teered as a pink lady at the hospital in Fenton Fulgham and Edna Vinson. Leon in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter A Memorial Service will be held on
La Plata. was born in Baltimore, MD on August of the late Eugenio Macchia and Mat- Saturday, July 6, 2019 at
She is survived by her son James 29, 1939. He joined the U.S. Army at an tia Tanzola.   On January 14, 1951, at Bethesda United Methodist Church.
(Jimmy) Claude Vallandingham, Jr. and early age and later worked for the De- Saint Finbar’s Church in Brooklyn she Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Service
his wife Adeline (Addie) Regina Val- partment of Defense as a Maintenance married the love of her life, Joseph Va- will be at 11 a.m.
landingham, Brenda Sue Salvas, daugh- Tech. He was an inspiration to all that sapolli, Jr, where they went on to enjoy Internment will be private.
ter and her husband Frank King Salvas, knew him, very hard working, never 62 years of marriage and raised two sons
Sr., Mary Virginia (Ginger) Barnes, met a stranger and a Godly man.  and a daughter.
daughter, Terry Lynn Budaj, daughter Leon was predeceased by his son, A native New Yorker who never lost
and her husband Richard Budaj, and 11 Donnell Fulgham. He is survived by her accent lived many years in May-
grandchildren, Catherine Nicole (Niki) his sons, Harvey L. Fulgham, Jr., Fen- wood and Downey, California and for
Barnes, Michael Aaron Barnes, Chris- ton Fulgham, II, Quintin Fulgham, Sr., the last seven years she made her home
topher Allen Barnes, Elizabeth Joy and Vance Fulgham. Grandchildren, in Lexington Park, Maryland where she
Barnes, Matthew James Salvas, David Natasha Fulgham, Danielle Fulgham, enjoyed many wonderful hours playing
Gerald Salvas, Amber Lynn Bowling, Monique Robertson, Shamarl King, Yahtzee, watching soaps and listen-
Ryan Anthony Bowling, Misty Dolene Roxanne Desouza, Maurice Fulgham, ing to country music with her daugh-

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St. Mary’s Department of Aging & Human Services Garvey Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 71658
Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 71050

Programs and Activities Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 73101
Visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information
Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. O’Connor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services

and is due at sign up. Space is limited. To call 301-475-4200, ext. 71658.
Walk Maryland Luncheon with sign up and pay in advance, please visit
Wednesday, Oct. 2 has been declared Tommy Alvey & Friends the front desk. For more information call 50’s Sock Hop
by Governor Larry Hogan as Walk Join us as Tommy Alvey & Friends 301-475-4200, ext. 73103. Flash back with us to the 1950s for a
Maryland Day! In preparation for the performs for the Garvey Senior Activity
5K Walk that the Department of Aging Sock Hop party at the Northern Senior
Center on Thursday, July 11, at 12 p.m.
& Human Services has planned that day, They will be playing a selection of blue-
Style 101 Activity Center on Friday, July 19, from
start tracking your time spent walking. Do you often wonder how to put to- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jive with DJ Mean Gene in
grass and old time country music. Cost
You’ll have an opportunity to win a great gether those clothes in your closet? When your favorite saddle shoes, poodle skirt,
for lunch is by donation for those ages 60
prize, raffled off monthly. Pick up a log you go shopping do you have a hard time and leather jacket. Ticket will include a
and above and $6 for those under the age
sheet at any of the County’s senior activ- selecting colors or styles? Or maybe you lunch of cheeseburger on a bun with let-
of 60. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 71050, to
ity centers, keep track of your time walk- are trying to minimalize your clothing tuce, onions, and tomato, baked beans,
learn more or to make reservations.
ing, and turn in your log by the 5th of the selection? If any of these sound like you coleslaw, watermelon, and a chocolate
following month to be entered into the join us for a fun morning at the Garvey cake dessert. There will also be a soda
monthly drawing. Raffle prizes will be Skin Cancer Screening Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, shop counter with ice cream sodas and
Appointments are available for a free July 17, at 10 a.m. Kathy Creswell, Pro- Shirley Temples along with door prizes,
drawn for those who participate in July,
skin cancer screening at the Loffler Se- gram Specialist, will demonstrate differ- money raffles, and more. Purchase your
Aug., & Sept. Then, join us on the Three
nior Activity Center on Thursday, July ent styles and have suggestions on ways ticket before noon on Wednesday, July
Notch Trail  starting at Baggett Park in
11. The free screenings will be offered to save money on your clothing budget. 17, at the Northern Senior Activity Cen-
Laurel Grove for the finale, the 5K Walk,
until 1 p.m. If you would like to take There will be tasty treats and hot coffee! ter front desk while supplies last. For
on Oct. 2. For more information, contact
advantage of this opportunity, call 301- Call 301-475-4200, ext. 71050, to learn ticket availability, call 301-475-4200,
Alice at 301-475-4200, ext. 71063. Log
475-4200, ext. 71658. more or to make reservations ext. 73101.
sheets are also available on the Depart-
ment of Aging & Human Services web-
site – www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Hurricane Shelly Midsummer Celebration- Luau Tickets Now Available
Fresh Floral Arrangement Bring the Grandkids The Loffler Luau, one of our most
ClearCaptions Presentation: This is the only hurricane you will The Midsummer Celebration will be memorable summer traditions, is com-
ing up on July 25. Tickets are available
New Phone and iPhone App want this season! Celebrate the summer
spirit by making a fresh floral arrange-
held at the Loffler Senior Activity Cen-
now for $10. Dance to the music of fa-
There will be a presentation on the ter on Wednesday, July 17, from 12:30
ment on top of a hurricane vase filled to 2 p.m. This party is for you and your vorite DJ Mean Gene; enjoy a feast fit
new, free Ensemble ClearCaptions
with seashells at the Northern Senior Ac- grandchildren to celebrate together. It for a tropical island party and wear your
phone by Rupali Dewan Tetrick, Title IV
tivity Center on Thursday, July 11, from features a sundae bar from Sweet Frog, favorite tropical garb (we’ll supply the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
10:30-11:30 a.m. It’s stylish and beachy Karaoke by Scarlet Plus Entertainment, lei). Most important of all- bring your
Specialist at the Northern Senior Activ-
vibe will be the highlight of any summer as well as opportunities to be creative. best party mood! A limited number of
ity Center on Wednesday, July 10, from
shindig. The vase stands at 6.5” tall is Cost is $5 for adults and free for children tickets will be available on a first come,
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. She will also be cov-
2.75” across. Floral foam is used at the age 12 and under (Maximum 5 free chil- first served basis. Stop by the reception
ering if you qualify and sharing the new-
top of the arrangement to allow for foli- dren tickets per paying adult). This party desk during regular hours to get your
est app for iPhone. To sign up for this
age to drape down the sides. Please note is limited to 100 people and tickets are ticket. Questions? Call 301-475-4200,
free presentation, please visit the signup
that this arrangement may be top heavy. required for every attendee. Stop by the ext. 71658.
table or call 301-475-4200, 73103.
It is advised that participant bring a tall Loffler Center to get your tickets before
container for transport. The cost is $20 they are all gone. For more information

Namaste and Play 2020 Census Information Session


Leonardtown Library will hold Namaste and Play Lexington Park Library will hold a 2020 Census In-
on Monday, July 15 from 9:30 – 10 a.m. The first step formation Session on Wednesday, July 17 from 1 – 4:30
of taking care of your baby is taking care of yourself. p.m. A representative from the U.S. Census bureau will
Join us for a special baby storytime where the basics of explain what the Census is and the basics of applying
mindfulness will be demonstrated to the babies as well for a Census job.
as the grown-ups. Fun toys and calming activities will
be provided as well. It's never too early to start model- First Time Home Buyers Seminar
Library Closed for Independence Day ing mindfulness to your young one. Designed for ages Leonardtown Library will hold a Frist Time Home
All three locations of the St. Mary’s County Library 0-2 and their caregivers. Registration required. This is a Buyers Seminar on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. -
will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Choose Civility: Southern Maryland event. 12 p.m. Are you tired of renting? Come join Samara
Independence Day. All locations will be open regular Dinnius, with The Benya Group at Keller Williams,
business hours on Friday, July 5. Visit Outer Space in VR and Watch and Trey Reed, with MVB Mortgage, as they discuss
NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s everything you need to ask yourself before looking for
Hip-Hop Cello Summer Performance your dream home. They will be explaining the multiple
The St. Mary’s County Library will host Hip-Hop Historic Moon Landing programs and grants available for first time Maryland
Cello with Chrystylez and Wytold on Friday, July 19 for Lexington Park Library will hold two sessions of home buyers and the steps necessary to get your credit
two performances as part of the Summer Professional Virtual Reality Space walks with the Oculus Rift S on ready for the process.
Performance series. Hip Hop Cello will perform from Monday, July 15 from 3 – 4 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m. Go on
a spacewalk, explore the International Space Station,
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Margaret Brent Middle School,
or take a guided journey through the TRAPPIST-1 star Paws to Read
and then Lexington Park Library from 2 – 3 p.m. Hip- Leonardtown Library will hold Paws to Read on Sat-
Hop Cello with Chrystylez & Wytold. This incredible, system. From 4 – 5 p.m. watch the Live Webcast Event
to Celebrate NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s urday, July 20 from 2 - 4 p.m. For beginning readers, or
original show combines beat-boxing, hip-hop, and clas- any student who needs a confidence boost. Join "Pets on
sical music with friendship and poetry. All ages wel- Historic Moon Landing.
Wheels" to practice reading out loud to a therapy dog
come; especially recommended for music lovers age 5 for 15 minute sessions. Registration opens 2 weeks be-
and up. No registration. fore each program. Readers should bring a book, or ar-
rive at least 20 minutes early for help to choose a book.
28 Calendars The County Times Thursday, July 4, 2019

Community Calendar To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email timescalendar@countytimes.net
with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication.

Fireworks
ONGOING Solomons, 9:15 PM
18 and up. $20 per person ($15 friends members). Pay-
ment in full is required at the time of registration. For
“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” Celebrate Independence Day with a view of fire- more information, contact 240-895-4990 or info@
Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lex- works over the Patuxent River. HSMCdigshistory.org.
ington Park, MD 2063
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Latrice Carr at Leonardtown Square
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. Sundays Friday, July 5 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650
A happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and state- 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Red, White, and Blue Fun
wide political side-stepping. Tickets are $18 for adults The Leonardtown Summer Music Festival Presents
Leonardtown Square and Leonardtown Shopping
and $15 for seniors, students, and military. All tickets Latrice Carr. Order a picnic from a participating res-
Centers
can be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org taurant in town, bring a blanket or a chair, and enjoy
Leonardtown, MD 20650
or call 301-737-5447. this FREE family-friendly concert. Parents can also
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
drop their children off to be entertained with kid-
The first Friday of every month, historic Leonard-
Carnival friendly art projects while they enjoy a date night at the
town’s art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, an-
24801 Three Notch Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636 concert in Leonardtown Square. For more information,
tique shops, bookstores, etc. open their doors to show-
Friday-Sunday, July 5-7, and again July 11-15 visit www.leonardtownmusicfest.com/.
case local artists or serve specials at their establish-
7:00 p.m. ments. Come to a fun evening of live entertainment,
The Hollywood Fire Department’s annual carnival
will be open for food, rides, and games! Unlimited
demos, receptions, hands-on activities, and seasonal
promotions. Monday, July 8
rides $10 a night or purchased separately. Free night- Summer Circus School (Kid’s Camp)
ly prizes but must be present to win. The carnival is Bob Schaller & Friends at First Friday 20865 Callaway Village Way #2, Callaway, MD
owned and operated by HVFD. There will be a ATM 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650 20620
on site. www.hwfd7.com 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Order a picnic from a participating restaurant in Our Summer Circus School is for kids’ ages 6-14,
UPCOMING
town, bring a blanket or a chair, and enjoy this FREE held every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from
family-friendly concert. Parents can also drop their July 1st to August 1st. Attendees will receive quality
VFW 2632 Hold’em is Cancelled children off to be entertained with kid-friendly art training on apparatuses (fabrics and lyra), along with
VFW Post 2632, 23282 Three Notch Rd., Rt. 235 projects while they enjoy a date night at the concert dance. This will be a full body workout so please pack
7:00 p.m. in Leonardtown Square. For more information, visit a refillable water bottle and a good healthy snack! 1,5,
This weeks tournament has been cancelled. Our next www.leonardtownmusicfest.com/. and 15-day passes are available so there is something
tournament will be on July 19th. for every schedule! Go to www.verticaldancemd.com/
Seafood Dinner American Legion Post 238 classes/ to select dates and packages. For more infor-
Taco Tuesday 6265 Brandywine Rd Hughesville, MD 20637 mation, visit our facebook page at www.facebook.
VFW Post 2632, California 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. com/events/2198477700463894.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cost is $7-$18. The menu will include Flounder Fi-
2nd and 4th of every month. Nachos with cheese are let, Steamed Shrimp, Fried Shrimp & Hush Puppies, Toastmasters Meeting Talk of the Town
$3 and add more beef for $1. Beef, Buffalo chicken, or etc. For more information call 301-274-3522 21677 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Blvd, Lexington
Black bean hard or soft. 1 for $2, 3 for $5, and 5 for $8. Park, MD 20653
Taco salad is $5. With all the trimmings. Tostado with Elks Texas Hold’em Tournament 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
refined beans. St. Mary’s Elks Lodge, 45779 Fire Department Lane, We meet at the Lexington Park Public Library in
Lexington Park Lexington Park on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the
Texas Road House Breakfast 7:00 p.m. month. If you want to improve your communication
Texas Road House will be having an all you can eat $60 Buy in will equal 7,000 chips. Food and Bever- and leadership skills, give us a visit and bring a friend!
home made style breakfast! It will be on July 14th from ages will be available for purchase. For any questions, www.toastmasters.org
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Adults cost $10, children 6-12 contact James Dean at 240-577-0828 or by email at
are $5, and children 5 and under are free. The menu jdeanjunior@yahoo.com. Red Cross Blood Drive
will include scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, etc. For 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee, MD 20692 
more information, call 301-994-9999 CSM Closed for Holiday 1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
College of Southern Maryland The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the 2nd
All campuses will be closed for the Independence District Firehouse.
Thursday, July 4 Day holiday.
Vacation Bible School
First Missionary Baptist Church, 46370 Pegg Ln,
Saturday, July 6 Lexington Park, MD 20653 
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open
This year’s theme is On a Safari. Classes will be held
House
on July 8th through July 12th and is open to ages 4 to
Drayden African American Schoolhouse
adult. For more information call the First Missionary
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Baptist Church at 301-863-8388
The public is now able to access this significant his-
toric site on the first Saturday of each month and during
Pax River Quilters Guild Meeting
periodic special event weekends. Staff will be avail-
Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley
able at the school during this time to answer any ques-
Road, Lexington Park Maryland 
tions or to provide information. Co-hosted by UCAC
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
and the St. Mary’s County Museum Division. Visitors
This month’s meeting features our Holiday Par-
who would like to see the schoolhouse outside of open
ty held over from last December because of the bad
hours can contact Piney Point to arrange a visit.
weather we had at that time. New members and guests
are welcome. There will be a gift exchange, value of
“Adults Only” at the Plantation
$15, gift wrapped sewing or quilting related. www.
Historic St. Mary’s City, Godiah Spray Tobacco
paxriverquiltguild.com
Plantation, 47621 Old Cove Road, St. Mary’s City, MD
20686
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Adultery, drunkenness, and thievery are a few topics
dramatized on this interactive, after hours tour. Ages
Thursday, July 4, 2019 The County Times Calendars 29

Elks Hold’em Bounty Tournament CSM Chautauqua Series: Matthew Henson CSM Chautauqua Series: Jacques Cousteau
St. Mary’s Elks Lodge, 45779 Fire Department Lane, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus,
Lexington Park Fine Arts Building, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, Fine Arts Building, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater,
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.
$25 Buy in will equal 6,000 chips. An additional $5 6:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
will equal 1,500 chips and a raffle drawing. Food and CSM hosts this year’s first presentation in a three CSM hosts the second presentation in a three-eve-
beverages will be available for purchase. For any ques- evening series of the Maryland Humanities Chautau- ning series of the Maryland Humanities Chautauqua.
tions, contact James Dean at 240-577-0828 or by email qua. This year’s theme “Making Waves” focuses on This presentation brings to life Jacques Cousteau, an
at jdeanjunior@yahoo.com. how water has shaped history by highlighting three oceanographer, filmmaker and scientist known for his
historical adventures. The first presentation brings deep-sea explorations. Chautauqua is presented by
Hughesville Vacation Bible School Maryland native Matthew Henson to life. Chautauqua Maryland Humanities in partnership with CSM with
8505 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD is presented by Maryland Humanities in partnership support from Old Line Bank. http://www.csmd.edu/
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with CSM with support from Old Line Bank. http:// community/the-arts/special-events/chautauqua/
Hughesville Baptist Church will be holding their www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/special-events/
annual Vacation Bible School on July 8th through July chautauqua/
12th. Ages of 4 years to 6th graders are welcome to at- Thursday, July 11
tend. For more information, call 301-274-3672
Wednesday, July 10 Bible Study
Chancellor’s Run Regional Park Loffler Room,
Tuesday, July 9 Colonial Kids Summer Camp
Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St.
21905 Chancellors Run Rd, Great Mills MD 20634
7:30 p.m.
Antidote Southern Maryland Mary’s City, MD 20686 Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. www.vcmismc.org.
Charles County Department of Social Services, 200 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kent Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646  Colonial Kids is a half-day camp designed for the CSM Chautauqua Series: Grace O’Malley
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. first-time camper who is looking for summer fun. Par- College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus,
Antidote Southern Maryland is a two-day confer- ticipants will enjoy a variety of activities such as colo- Fine Arts Building, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater,
ence sponsored by Charles County Department of So- nial games, storytelling, and age appropriate hands-on 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.
cial Services. In partnership with the Charles County activities. Designed for rising kindergarteners through 6:45 p.m.
Chapter of the NAACP, The Family Recovery Court, second graders. Camps take place in rain or shine. $70 CSM hosts this year’s three-evening series of the
and Board of Child Care to inform, educate, and equip per child ($60 friends members). Payment is required Maryland Humanities Chautauqua. This final presen-
residents to counter human trafficking. For more in- in full at the time of registration. For more information, tation in the series brings to life Grace O’Malley, a 16th
formation regarding Antidote Southern Maryland contact 240-895-4990 or info@HSMCdigshistory.org. century Irish pirate queen, who commanded ships,
or registration, visit www.charlescountydss.com/ men and the respect of Queen Elizabeth I. Chautauqua
antidotesmd. is presented by Maryland Humanities in partnership
with CSM with support from Old Line Bank. https://
www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/special-events/
chautauqua/

CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY


St. Cecilia Church SERVICES
47950 Mattapany Rd, PO Box 429
8 AM & 10:30 AM
BIBLE STUDY
St. Anne’s Church
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686 301-862-4600 TUES 6:30 PM
Meeting at Dent Memorial Chapel
Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall
Vigil Mass: 4:30 pm Saturday YOUTH GROUP Sundays - 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist
TUES 6:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Anglican Worship

Weekday (M-F): 7:30 am “First Millennium Faith for a


39245 Chaptico Rd. • Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Third Millennium World”
Confessions: 3-4 pm Saturday 301-884-3504 • gracechapelsomd@gmail.com (301)934-6873
www.stceciliaparish.com gracechapelsomd.org

Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene Hollywood United Methodist Church


Christ Episcopal Church “BEING the Presence of Christ in Our Community” 24422 Mervell Dean Rd • Hollywood, MD 20636
King & Queen Parish founded 1692
25390 Maddox Road | Chaptico, MD 20621 SERVICE TIMES 301-373-2500
www.cckqp.net Saturday 5PM Katie Paul, Pastor
301-884-3451 Sunday 8:45AM & 10:45AM Sunday Worship 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Wednesday Bible Study 7PM Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I Youth Group Thursday 6PM All of our services are traditional.
10:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Child care is provided.
Organ & Choir 22730 Washington Street • Leonardtown, MD 20650 Sunday Evening Youth Group
All are Welcome 301-475-2538 • www.lcotn.com Christian Preschool and Kindergarten available

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EMPLOYER • AFLAC
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PLANNING
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Since
Payroll Services Monday - Friday 7am-6pm
Julie E. Wynkoop John F. Wood, Jr. 1970 Saturday 7am-4pm
President Vice President
Call 301-884-5900 • 301-934-4680 • Fax 301-884-0398
Closed for lunch everyday between 12-12:30pm
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