Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 32

County Times

Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times 1

St. Marys January 26, 2017

i s b e s t
What I beg you not to implode
This is the Wcraziest thing
r l e s
Part of MGM
u n t

2 28 8

l e s Wa
Wa ldlodor f 3 83 82
C h a r e s
Char nl t y 301 rf 2

42 5 5
CCoouunt y La P 301 5
La Plalata
6 Port a 23
2 31 1

it out
6 TPobrt
6 Tobacaccco
6 Be
6 Benendedic t

ic t


234 4
what we
want good D uunk
It is

257 7 excitement Pr ince
Freder ick

It is petty

intention to hurt anyone


foolishness Ca lvert
Count y Doesnt really
get a

R ep
e b liic

Do Chhaarr lotl te
H aalll feeling
we really

23 5
Not our
Chhapptt ico 24 5
L eonardtown
242 St. Maryy's

L ex ington


Falling Apart?
24 9
Cit y
2 The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Local News 3
Education 12 -DEL. SALLY JAMESON

Sports 14 On The Cover

Feature 16 Page 15
Obituaries 18
Legal 19
In Our Community 20
Community Calendar 22
Entertainment Calendar 24
Library Calendar 24 In Education
Senior Calendar 25 Page 12
Games 26
Contributing Writers 27
Classied Ads 30
Business Directory 31 In Sports
Page 14

P.O. Box 250 Hollywood, Maryland 20636

News, Advertising, Circulation,
Classieds: 301-373-4125

For staff listing and emails, see page 22

Were ecstatic about ERIE Free InItIal ConsultatIon

for auto insurance!
The law offices of P.a. Hotchkiss & associates
Ask us why. Providing Excellent Service For Over 20 Years
ERIE Rate Lock gives you an affordable premium that wont change unless you add or remove a vehicle
or driver, or change your primary residence. Your auto rate will stay put with ERIE Rate Lock.
Auto Accidents
So if youre dog tired of rate increases, come on over to ERIE. Workers comp
Well treat you right.
Daniel Burris Domestic Violence
Olde Towne Insurance Agy Inc Criminal/Traffic
22720 Washington St
Leonardtown, MD 20650-0000 DWI/MVA Hearings
Fax: 301-475-9029
Scan this Times Code Power of Attorney
with your smart phone Name Change Adoption
ERIE Rate Lock Not available in all states and does not guarantee continued insurance coverage. Insured must meet applicable underwriting guidelines. Wills Guardianship
Premium may change if you make a policy change. Maximum rate lock of three years in VA. ERIE RateProtectSM offered in NY. Limitations and exclusions
apply. Patent Pending. ERIE insurance services are provided by one or more of the following insurers: Erie Insurance Exchange, Erie Insurance
Company, Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Company, Flagship City Insurance Company and Erie Family Life Insurance Company (home offices: Erie,
Pennsylvania) or Erie Insurance Company of New York (home office: Rochester, New York). Not all companies are licensed or operate in all states. Not all
products are offered in all states. Go to erieinsurance.com for company licensure and territory information. S1691RL 2/15

(301) 932-7700 (301) 870-7111

99 Smallwood Dr. Waldorf, MD 206 Washignton Ave. LaPlata, MD
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Local News 3

MetCom Connection Fees

Called Unsustainable
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
A local real estate developer issued a dire nearly double those in Anne Arundel
warning to the governing board of the Met- County and far surpassing Charles and
ropolitan Commission (MetCom) last week Calvert counties.
about the ever increasing rates to hook up Moreover, these cost increases that are
to water and sewer services stiing the proposed are being taken from new proj-
ability of new commercial development to ects without being spread out among older
grow in St. Marys County. developments.
John K. Parlett, Jr., owner of CMI Con- This is such a dramatic difference,
tractors in Charlotte Hall, presented a Parlett said of the cost variance. I promise
case study of various developments in St. you if rates keep going up you wont get the
Marys County and how much it could cost EDUs you need.
to connect to vital water and sewerage ser- What youre proposing is not sustain-
vice compared to neighboring counties. able for the community youre serving. Its
Using the currently constructed Char- simple economics.
lotte Hall Retail Center as an example, MetComs own proposed water connec-
Parlett was able to calculate that it cost tion rates for commercial properties would
$816,128, or 30.8 percent of the overall con- rise from $10,671 in scal 2017, the current
struction cost to purchase all of the equiva- year, to $19,320 in scal 2018 according to
lent dwelling units MetCom required for a Jan. 5 draft document.
the site to have if it were constructed under Residential hookups for water that now
the proposed scal 2018 MetCom budget cost $8,892 per EDU to $16,100 in scal
projections. 2018.
These costs were far and away from For sewer, connection fees per EDU
those in neighboring Charles and Cal- were set to rise from $7,618 to $13,324 in
vert counties, according to Parletts study, scal 2018 for commercial properties.
which meant that if costs continued to soar Steve Willing, MetCom board member,
they could put a serious dampening effect said that just prior to Parletts presentation
on the ability of developers to do business Jan. 26, the board had a work session on the
in St. Marys. budget and were just as surprised to see the
Parletts calculations showed that it proposed increases.
would cost just $107,608 to build the same Those increases in the draft document,
project in Charles County and just $268,800 though, were expected to be reduced, Will-
for the same project in Calvert County. ing said.
In Anne Arundel County, which is much It is high, Willing said. We were
more developed, it would still cost just shocked.
$457,175 to build the same project there, Board Member Mike Mummaugh
Parletts study showed. was equally taken aback by Parletts
Parlett called the projected costs to hook presentation.
up to water and sewer here unbelievable If you cut those numbers in half [on the
at more than 30 percent of the overall cost St. Marys side] were still the highest by a
of the project. large margin, Mummaugh said.
A bar graph chart that Parlett provided
showed that projected scal 2018 connec- guyleonard@countytimes.net
tion rates for MetCom were almost always

Sign Ordinance To Get A Second Look

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Back in August of last year the Commis- the size of, a sign and where it is placed on
sioners of St. Marys County adopted a new an owners property.
ordinance regulating the use of signage but Among other restrictions that business
several business owners chafed at the new owners disapproved of was that a sign can-
regulations, saying it was too restrictive es- not be placed on a roof; several complained
pecially when it came to the use of tempo- that historical businesses had often relied
rary signs for commercial use. on such signs for years.
After a Jan. 10 meeting where more than At Tuesdays commissioner meeting
a dozen residents spoke out calling for the Commissioner Mike Hewitt questioned
ordinance to be suspended, the county why business and property owners were
commissioners voted Teusday to bring to- being restricted on the placement of signs,
gether a focus group that will eventually since they had an expectation of being able
recommend changes to the regulations. to do as they pleased on their own property.
The group will likely consist of members Hewitt abstained from voting on the or-
from the county chamber of commerce, dinance last year.
the Maryland Building Industry Associa- Commissioner Todd Morgan, who voted
tion, citizens, the countys Department of in favor of the ordinance last year, said that
Economic Development, the Alcohol Bev- the focus group could help bring some res-
erage Board, the licensed beverage asso- olution to the issue, which had continued in
ciation, realtors and the countys planning one form or another for years.
commission. This sign thing has been bouncing
The sign ordinance makes no restric- around since before I got here, Morgan
tions on the content of a sign, as mandated said. Hopefully this will help clean it up.
by the Supreme Court on First Amendment
grounds, but is restrictive when it comes to guyleonard@countytimes.net
4 Local News The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Comptroller Visits
St. Marys
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
State Comptroller Peter Franchots visit Franchot said that the problem started
to Hollywood Tuesday allowed him to an- before his time in the ofce but was found
nounce several million dollars for renova- from a review of a ve-year period in which
tion to Hollywood Elementary School but it more than $20 million was misallocated.
also gave him the chance to talk about key The towns and cities owed money got it
issues for which he has drawn political heat almost immediately, while those who owe
from within his own Democrat Party. it have 17 years to pay it back to the state.
Franchot was a key supporter of mov- Talking about these types of issues open-
ing the starting day for school after Labor ly was part of his job, Franchot said.
Day though some in local school boards did People want me to be a comptroller who
not like the change, saying it could inter- talks about these things, said Franchot.
fere with instruction time and cut down on The comptroller has also drawn a lot of
vacation days for students farther into the criticism for being seen as very close to the
school year. governor.
Franchot believed the change would not I think my party is mistaken that their
be a serious problem. constant criticism hurts Hogan, Franchot
Gov. Larry Hogan made the executive said. That doesnt happen in this case.
order last year to change the school year Hogans approval ratings continue to re-
start date. main high despite his political battles with
Itll all work out, Franchot said. This Democrats in the state house.
way you wont have to worry if your county We dont agree on everything, Fran-
is starting before someone else. chot said of his relationship with Hogan.
Franchot has also been one of the most But we do agree were not going to tear
outspoken comptrollers in recent memo- each other down.
ry, gaining a reputation for being a scal Franchot said that his focus now is on go-
conservative despite having a track record ing after tax cheats, whether it be through
of being a left-wing delegate in the state contraband or income tax returns.
legislature. Contraband cigarettes are a big deal,
Its all a difference in whom he was Franchot said, noting that while most of
tasked to represent, Franchot told The it comes in through Eastern Shore areas,
County Times. some also comes in through Charles and

Sell it - Buy it I was from the Peoples Republic of

Takoma Park, Franchot said, noting the
St. Marys counties due to their proximity
to southern states. But the big increase has

Montgomery County jurisdiction known been income tax fraud.

It, Buy it at for its often- extreme liberal politics. Its Franchot said that the 35 sworn law of-
the job. Im not representing a very liberal cers who work for him may never be able
Montgomery County district. to catch all the offenders he also admit-

Now Im able to connect with Mary- ted he would probably not look to prosecute
landers in every nook and cranny of the them all because of limited resources
Business & Inventory Liquidations Personal state. but they would make life hard for them.
Property & Estate Liquidations/Settlements Farm Franchot has been vocal in combating Were looking at maybe 12 or so indict-
tax fraud and ensuring that Marylanders ments a year and were hoping that will be a
EFFICIENT Bankruptcy
are able to le their tax returns efciently warning to others, Franchot said.
Storage Units
EXCITING Benefits/Fundraisers Appraisals but his ofce has also had to deal with a
recent problem of some municipalities get- guyleonard@countytimes.net
Upcoming Auctions & Events ting too many income tax dollars returned
to them while others did not have enough
Grocery Auction allocated.
St. Michaels School Ridge, MD
SAT FEB 25, 2017 @ 6 PM St. Marys County Economic Development
Tools, Furniture, Antiques, Household Items
and SBDC to Hold Open House
The St. Marys County Department of helping new companies form, a Tourism
Multi-Estates Economic Development (DED), in part- Division, and an Agricultural and Seafood
SAT MAR 4, 2017 @ 9 AM nership with the Maryland Small Business Division. The Business Development Di-
Development Center (SBDC), will co-host vision and the Tourism Division are also
St. Marys Co Fairgrounds a #SmallBusinessLove open house for the located in the Potomac Building and will
Leonardtown, MD business community on Thursday, Febru- be part of the open house. The Agriculture
ary 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The and Seafood Division is located at an off-
A Southern Maryland event will take place at DEDs ofces, on site ofce.
the second oor inside the Potomac Build- St. Marys County provides ofce space
professional auction ing, in Leonardtown. for the SBDC allowing them to easy access
company providing services The event will be free owing and open to DEDs Business Development Division.
to individuals, businesses and to the entire business community. Come To register for this event go to: https://
in, meet, greet and learn. Light refresh- www.eventbrite.com/e/smallbusinesslove-
non--profit organizations for a
non ments will be served. Educational business open-house-registration-31261816936.
variety of purposes. materials and videos will be available at To learn more visit SBDCs Face-
the event. Attendees can also meet SBDCs book page at http://www.Facebook.com/
www.FarrellAuctionService.com newest Business Consultant for St. Marys SoMDSBDC and share the event.
County Wynne Briscoe.
301.904.3402 DED includes a Business Development From St. Marys County PIO
Division that is charged with recruiting,
growing and retaining businesses as well
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Local News 5

State Veterans Secretary

Speaks to Tri-County Council
By Dick Myers
Staff Writer
It was a reunion of sorts for Maryland After Owings spoke, Rachel Jones rep- pening in DC. I cant begin to guess what
Secretary of Veterans Affairs George resenting Sen. Ben Cardin and Terrance is happening at the VA, he said. He noted
Owings. The Calvert County resident was Taylor representing Rep. Steny Hoyer that the new presidents VA nominee David
guest speaker at the Jan. 26 meeting in both confirmed the impending nature Shulkin would be the first non-veteran (hes
Annapolis of the Tri-County Council for of the project. All three praised the work a doctor) to serve in the post. Shulkin had
Southern Maryland. As a member of the done by the councils Veterans Regional been previously selected by former Presi-
House of Delegates from 1988 to 2004, Infrastructure Advisory Committee and dent Obama.
Owings was a member of the council. the persistent work of its firs chair former Owings also talked about the tainted well
Owings is serving his second stint as Calvert County commissioner Susan Shaw. water at Camp Lejeune, NC that has caused Owings
Maryland Secretary of Veterans Affairs; he The committee is now chaired by current serious health issues, including cancer and
was secretary under Governor Robert Eh- Calvert Commissioner Vice President Evan leukemia, to Marines stationed there from Owings agency is also responsible for
rlich from 2004 to 2007 and was appointed Slaughenhoupt,Jr. 1953 to 1978. The federal government has the largest veterans cemetery network in
to the position by Governor Hogan in 2015. Taylor said a satellite CBOC will open finally taken responsibility for health care the country. He said the cemeteries are
Owings is a U.S. Mine Corps veteran hav- next year and a larger facility in the 2019- of those affected. It has taken the VA that open every day no matter what the weather.
ing served in Vietnam. He received the 2020 tie frame. long to own up, the secretary said. His department is also responsible for the
Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Com- Owings pointed out that his agency is not Owings is a big fan of giving veter- Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. We are so
mendation with Bronze Star Device, Navy- the same as the U.S Veterans Administra- ans who commit certain crimes a second proud of Charlotte Hall he boasted.
Marine Corps Medal, and Vietnam Service tion (VA). He said the regional VA offices chance instead of locking them in jail. He The Maryland Department of Veterans
Medal with Silver Star Device. in Washington and Baltimore had been said when they get out they are tainted Affairs has a newsletter than anyone can
Owings was the bearer of good news to consolidated into the National Capital/ for life and have a difficult time ever get- sign up for on the agencys website. Go to
the council after more than a dozen years Baltimore Regional Office. He took cogni- ting a decent job. He said that is no way to http://veterans.maryland.gov/
he said the Community-Based Outpatient zance of the criticism of the VA, but said he treat someone who has honorably served
Clinic (CBOC) for veterans somewhere stands by the care offered at VA hospitals theircountry. dickmyers@contytimes.net
in the Charlotte Hall/Hughesville area is he said both he and his father had availed The Tri-County Council is expected to
about to become a reality. Bids for the long- themselves of that care. The people who receive monies from the proposal by Gov.
anticipated facility are due on February work at the VA hospitals are very serious Hogan to expand funding to Rural Mary-
15th. It looks like it is finally going to take about the treatment they offer, he insisted. land. The monies will help servicemen
place, he said. The exact location has been The state veterans secretary said the about to transition to civilian life to prepare
narrowed down to four choices. jury is still very much out on whats hap- for the workforce.

Where the right stuff meets the strong stuff.




6 Local News The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

2017 Heroin and Opioid

Prevention, Treatment,
and Enforcement
Initiative Announceed
Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Gover- to shine a spotlight on this, to try to find as Through the Sub-
nor Boyd Rutherford today joined with the many possible solutions as we could. Today, stance Abuse and
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene we are announcing our 2017 Heroin Treat- Mental Health Ser-
Secretary Dennis Schrader, Governors Of- ment, Prevention, and Enforcement Initia- vices Administra-
fice of Crime Control and Prevention Execu- tive, because as this crisis evolves, so must tion, the Department of Health and Mental legislative and administrative actions, sup-
tive Director Glenn Fueston, Anne Arundel our response to it. Hygiene issued a final rule to increase the ported by new budgetary commitments:
County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arun- The reality is that the heroin problem in number of patients that qualified physicians
del States Attorney Wes Adams, and Anne Maryland has changed with the emergence who prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use Opioid Operational Command Center:
Arundel Medical Center President Victoria of cheap and potent synthetic opioids, which disorders can treat from 100 to 275. Governor Hogan today signed an Ex-
Bayless at the Anne Arundel Medical Cen- pose a new threat to our communities, said Recognizing the importance of partnering ecutive Order amending the 2015 Executive
ter to announce the administrations 2017 Lt. Governor Rutherford. The Governor with local jurisdictions, the administration Order to establish the Inter-Agency Heroin
Heroin and Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and I look forward to working with mem- funded 18 county-level heroin coordinators and Opioid Coordinating Council, authoriz-
and Enforcement Initiative, a multi-pronged bers of the legislature to enact these com- to promote an integrated law enforcement ing the council to establish the Opioid Op-
and sweeping administrative and legislative mon sense proposals, as we continue to use approach and to gather, analyze, and share erational Command Center. The center will
effort to continue addressing Marylands on- all the tools at our disposal to address this actionable information, making it easier for facilitate greater collaboration between state
going opioid and heroin epidemic. crisis and to save lives. law enforcement to identify drug traffickers. and local public health, human services, ed-
The administrations 2017 Heroin and Since forcefully recognizing and identi- As part of the Justice Reinvestment Act, ucation, and public safety entities to reduce
Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Enforce- fying the rapidly growing opioid and heroin the state passed the Racketeering Influ- the harmful impacts of opioid addiction on
ment Initiative includes the creation of a epidemic three years ago during the 2014 enced and Corrupt Organizations statute Maryland communities. As a direct result
statewide Opioid Operational Command gubernatorial campaign, Governor Hogan to make it possible for the prosecution of from increased collaboration, the center will
Center to assist in breaking down govern- and Lt. Governor Rutherford have made major drug traffickers that operate across collect and collate data data that will be
mental silos and to aid in the coordination proactively addressing this crisis a corner- jurisdictionallines. used to save lives.
of federal, state, and local resources. In ad- stone of the administrations agenda. Expanded the Prescription Drug Monitor- The Opioid Operational Command Cen-
dition to $4 million new funding, three new In 2015, Governor Hogan signed an exec- ing Program by requiring mandatory regis- ter will be a collaborative effort working di-
pieces of legislation are also being proposed: utive order creating the Heroin and Opioid tration for all providers that have a license to rectly with both local and federal organiza-
the Distribution of Opioids Resulting in Emergency Task Force, chaired by Lt. Gov- prescribe or dispense controlled dangerous tions and agencies, as well as 12 state agen-
Death Act, the Prescriber Limits Act, and ernor Rutherford. The Task Force developed substances and requires certain providers to cies and departments including: the Gover-
the Overdose Prevention Act. 33 recommendations to aggressively combat check the program database before prescrib- nors Office of Crime Control & Prevention;
Marylanders from one end of the state to the opioid and heroin crisis. The recommen- ing an opioid or benzodiazepine. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;
the other know the devastation that heroin dations focused on prevention, treatment, Along with much of the nation, Mary- Maryland Emergency Management Agen-
and opioid abuse can cause, said Gover- and enforcement. Examples of recommen- land is experiencing the emergence of a cy; Maryland State Police; Maryland State
nor Hogan. Its under the surface of every dations of the Task Force that have been new threat in the form of potent and cheap Department of Education; Department of
community, and we decided we were going implemented by the administration include: synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. Deaths Human Resources, Department of Juvenile
related to fentanyl Services; Department of Public Safety and
have risen dramati- Correctional Services; Maryland Institute
cally in the state, for Emergency Medical Services Systems;
as the drug is 80 Maryland Higher Education Commission;
times more potent Maryland Insurance Administration; and
than morphine, ap- the Office of the Attorney General.
proximately 40 to The center will be tasked with organizing
50 times stronger and coordinating resources to local Opioid
than street-level Intervention Teams. These local teams will
heroin, and is be- receive training though the center.
ing mixed with The creation of the Opioid Operational
heroin to increase Command Center builds and expands on a
its potency. In ad- recent Hogan administration announcement
dition, carfentanil, to provide $931,371 in funding for heroin
an opioid analog coordinators in law enforcement agencies
with no medical in every region of the state and $2,070,397
purpose in humans, in funding for nine jurisdictions to continue
was responsible for the Safe Streets Initiative, an offender-based
spikes in fatal over- program that tracks down and arrests the
doses in Ohio and most serious and violent, repeat offenders
West Virginia over while connecting those offenders struggling
the summer, and with substance abuse to drug treatment,
has more recently health care, education, and other services.
been confirmed in
Northern Virginia. Treatment
To continue ad- Governor Hogans proposed fiscal year
dressing the grow- 2018 budget includes $4 million in new
ing problems of the funding to bolster the states efforts in sup-
opioid and heroin porting those struggling with heroin and
addiction epidemic opioid addiction. In addition, the budget
as well as the new contains $1.3 billion for mental health and
threat of synthetic substance use disorders, including $159
opioids, the Hogan million dedicated to existing non-Medicaid
administration is substance use disorder treatment programs.
announcing new Last year, the administration increased the
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Local News 7

Hoyer Reacts to
budget for treatment beds for substance Prevention
abuse patients, an increase of over 50% over The Department of Health and Mental
the previous administration. The current Hygiene will propose two pieces of legisla-

Comments About State

budget sustains that increase. tion aimed at preventing addiction from tak-
In addition, the Maryland Department of ing root and ensuring that if addiction does
Health and Mental Hygiene recently applied develop, that proper means are in place to
for and received a Medicaid Waiver renewal prevent overdoses from becoming fatal.

Department Employees
for its HealthChoice Program. This will al-
low Maryland Medicaid to reimburse for Prescriber Limits Act:
residential substance use treatment services This legislation would limit the duration
delivered in large facilities, known as Insti- of prescription opioids prescribed upon the
tutes for Mental Diseases, greatly expanding initial consultation or treatment to a 7-day
they can go, is a deeply disturbing state-
the number of facilities in Maryland that can supply, except for when the opioid is pre-
ment that runs counter to our more than
offer treatment services. scribed for the treatment of pain associated
century-old tradition of a nonpartisan
This waiver will also authorize the state to with a cancer diagnosis or a terminal ill-
foreign service. All federal employees,
pursue presumptive eligibility for individu- ness, or to treat a substance-related disorder.
including foreign service officers, have a
als leaving jail or prison through its Medic- During the past year, a number of states,
right to hold their own views based on their
aid State Plan. In the weeks ahead, the state including New York, Massachusetts, and
experience and knowledge from their years
will amend its Medicaid State Plan to create Arizona, have moved to limit the amount
of service.
this eligibility option, which will supple- of opioids that can be prescribed, and the
It has been the longstanding practice
ment Maryland Medicaids current jail en- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
in the State Department for career foreign
rollment and care coordination strategy. (CDC) is a strong supporter of duration and
service officers to sign onto a memo of dis-
sent in order to ensure that contrary views
are taken into consideration by the political
The administration will continue to part- Overdose Prevention Act:
appointees managing our foreign policy.
ner with local, state, and federal law enforce- This legislation will authorize local fatal-
In fact, just last summer a dissent memo
ment to target the drug traffickers that profit ity review teams to review non-fatal over-
was signed by State Department officials
from addiction and will provide additional dose data in addition to the fatal overdose
criticizing President Obamas Syria policy.
tools for prosecutors to hold drug traffickers data they currently review in order to: rec-
Stifling legitimate dissenting views at the
accountable: ommend overdose prevention strategies;
State Department or those of any civil
expand access to naloxone prescriptions
servant across our agencies undermines
Distribution of Opioids Resulting in directly from a pharmacist without the cur-
the ability of our government to adopt the
Death Act: rent training requirements and extend cur-
Hoyer best ideas and put them into practice in ser-
This legislation will create a new felony, rent immunity provisions to pharmacists;
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) vice to the American people. Our career
punishable by up to 30 years, for individuals and allow and make more efficient the abil-
released the following statement today foreign service officers are the finest in the
who distribute an opioid or opioid analog, of ity of the Department of Health and Mental
in response to comments by Presidential world, and no matter what changes a new
which the use causes the death of another. Hygienes Office of Controlled Dangerous
Press Secretary Sean Spicer during the Jan. administration brings, we must ensure that
The legislation contains an important pro- Substances Administration to take action
30 White House press briefing: they can adhere to their sacred oath and
vision to allow prosecutors to target king- against the CDS registration of a prescriber
Todays assertion by the White House serve this country as they have so ably in
pins. Additionally, the legislation contains or dispenser of controlled dangerous sub-
press secretary that career foreign service the past.
protections for those who sell drugs to sup- stances based on investigations of the fed-
port their own addiction. eral Drug Enforcement Administration or a officers who disagree with the new admin-
istration ought to get with the program or From the Office of Rep. Steny Hoyer
state professional licensing board.
8 Local News The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Governor Larry Hogan Restores
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Funding to Marylands Historic
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Preservation Grant Programs
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Funding Will Document and Preserve Historic Sites
.. .. .. .. .. .. Artist
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Governor Larry Hogan included in his land in identifying, studying, evaluating,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . scal year 2018 budget over $979,000 to preserving, protecting and interpreting the
.. .. ..Reception
.. ..Leonardtown N
.. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... support grant funding for historic preserva- states signicant prehistoric and historic
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. tion
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Arts .. .. .. ..Center .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. organizations,
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. cation and rehabilitation
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..First .. .. .. ..Friday,
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..St. .. .. Marys
.. .. .. .. .. ..County
projects statewide. These funds, avail- districts, sites, structures, cultural land-
to local governments and non-prot scapes, heritage areas, cultural objects and
will assist in the identi- artifacts, as well as less tangible human and
of historic land- community traditions. Through research,
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. marks and archaeological sites throughout conservation and education, MHT assists
.. .. .. ..March
.. .. .. .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,
. . . . . . . . .. .. .. 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Maryland. The Capital Historic Preserva- the people of Maryland in understanding
.. .. .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...students
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..in.. ..grades .. .. .. .. .. ..3-12 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. tion Grant Program has not been funded their historical and cultural heritage.
.. .. .. .. .. ..The .. .. .. show.. .. .. .. ..will .. .. ..be .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..are .. .. ..invited
.. .. .. .. .. ..to.. ..submit.. .. .. .. .. ..a.. .. .. .. .. .. toric Preservation Grant Program has not Non-capital
since scal year 2010. The Non-capital His- Online applications for scal year 2018
and Capital Historic Preser-
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..displayed .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..piece .. .. .. .. ..of.. ..artwork
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. been funded since scal year 2012. vation Grant funding will be available in
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. The return of these grant programs is late spring 2017 on MHTs website, mht.
.. .. .. .. .. ..March .. .. .. .. ..3-.. ..31, .. .. ..2017 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. inspired
.. .. .. .. .. .. ..by.. ..the .. .. ..theme:
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. great news for communities all around the maryland.gov/grants.shtml. Application
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. power of historic preservation to create jobs announced on this page.
state, said Secretary Wendi Peters. The deadlines and workshop dates will also be
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Art
Prizes! .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Jam!
. . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. and encourage reinvestment in local econo- For more information about the Capi-
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . mies is well documented. These grants will tal Grant Program, please contact Anne
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... help identify and preserve some of our Raines at 410-697-9584 or anne.raines@
.. .. ..1st, .. .. .. 2nd .. .. .. ..&.. ..3rd .. .. ..place .. .. .. .. ..winners
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. The Historic Preservation grants will be maryland.gov.
states most treasured historic properties. For information about the
Non-capital Grant Program, please contact
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. administered by the Maryland Historical Heather Barrett at 410-697-9536 or heather.
.. .. .. ..Deadline
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..for .. .. .. ..entries:
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..February
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..26, .. .. .. .. 2017
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. Trust (MHT), a division of the Maryland barrett@maryland.gov.
Department of Planning. The Trust was
formed in 1961 to assist the people of Mary- From John Coleman,
For more information and Sponsored by
Maryland Department of Planning
to register visit
or contact Nell Elder at

Over 250,000 Southern Marylanders cant be wrong!

Your Online Community for Charles, Calvert, and St. Marys Counties
Stay abreast of local happenings Stop by and see what
Check our highly popular classifieds Southern Maryland Online has to offer!

Speak your mind in the forums
Enter our contests and
win terrific prizes
Thursday, February
Prices 2, 2017
Effective TheThursday,
Friday, February 2 Thru County Times
February 16, 2017 9

Something Sweet for

Valentines Day
750Ml $ .49 KIM CRA C
Assorted Varieties 30 U V IG N ON BLAN 750Ml T NOI
1.75Ltr $ S A
14.99 $20.99 R
6Pk Bottles
2/$16.00 L NU
KEY ed Var
750Ml 750Ml ieties
$16.49 E,
1.75Ltr $ S M IRNOFF IC s $12.99
27.79 Varietie
Assorted les
6Pk Bott

Assorted ER,
6Pk Bott
les $8.4


Assorted 750Ml
Flavors O $12.99


Assorted MOSCATO
Varieties DIASTI
6Pk Bottles 1.5Ltr
$9.49 $23.99
12Pk Bottles


Asso NEY WIN JACK DANIELS 750Ml $10.99 750Ml
rte E,
750M d Varie COUNTRY COCKTAILS, $8.99
OLN l $13.9 ies Assorted Varieties
Blac EY WIN 9 6Pk Bottles 2/$15.00
l $1 m
www.mckayssupermarkets.com 750Ml $14.99 DAVE MCKAY LIQUORS
10 Crime The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sheriffs Ofce Police: Woman Uses

Investigating Fatal Drugs, Attempts to
Motor Vehicle Collision Drive With Infant
in Lexington Park St. Marys County Sheriffs Ofce Vice/
Narcotics detectives observed a female, lat-
er identied as Crystal Ann Hebb (Age 27
residue, and 39 oxycodone pills (Street
Value of $390.00) which were prescribed to
someone other than her.
On January 27, 2017, at approximately on Three Notch Road when for unknown of Lexington Park) seated inside of her ve- A check of the vehicles registration re-
8:18 p.m. patrol units from the St. Marys reasons the Mercedes-Benz 300 crossed hicle in the parking lot of a local gas station. vealed the validation tab was stolen from
County Sheriffs Ofce responded to the over the center line and head-on, struck Detectives watched as she crushed pills, another vehicle. Suspect Hebb was arrested
area of Three Notch Road and Poplar Ridge the Ford Edge. Anonsen was trapped in the rolled a dollar bill and quickly ingested the and charged accordingly. Detectives noti-
Road in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle and had to be removed by re per- crushed oxycodone. She was preparing ed the Department of Child Protective
serious motor vehicle collision. sonnel before being own by Trooper 7 to to drive off, when she was detained by de- Services (CPS) for follow up investigation.
Deputies arrived on scene with emer- Shock Trauma. tectives. It was at that time the detectives
gency medical personnel to discover two Daube and a passenger, William Moeller, observed a 2 year old child in the rear seat. From Capt. Daniel Alioto, Vice/Narcotics
vehicles in the middle of the roadway. age 40 of Pittsburgh, PA, were both pro- She was found in possession of two one Unit Commander
Emergency medical personnel pronounced nounced deceased at the scene by emer- dollar bills with suspected oxycodone
the two occupants of one of the vehicles de- gency medical personnel.
ceased on the scene. Members of the Colli- Speed does not appear to be a factor in

Sheriffs Ofce
sion Reconstruction Unit responded to the the accident. At this time, It is unknown if
scene and continued the investigation. alcohol is a contributing factor.
The investigation revealed a 2011 Ford Anyone with any information is asked
Edge operated by Dylan Anonsen, age 24, to contact Deputy First Class Christopher
of Waldorf was traveling northbound on Beyer at 240-925-5313.

Press Releases
Three Notch Road. A 1985 Mercedes-Benz
300 operated by Donald Daube, age 42 of From Jennifer Stone, Sheriffs Ofce PIO
Pittsburgh, PA was traveling southbound

1-16-2017 Possession Deputy First rived on scene. She was transported to the
Class J. Maguire was conducting trafc St. Marys County Detention Center where
enforcement in the area of First Colony a standard intake search was completed
Boulevard and FDR Boulevard when he which revealed Jackson attempted to con-
LAW OFFICE OF observed a motor vehicle run a stop sign. ceal suspected Oxycodone. She was served
DFC Maguire initially stopped the vehicle;

her active warrants and charged with Pos-
however, the vehicle then quickly sped off session of CDS While Conned, CDS Pos-
going through a parking lot at a high rate session Paraphernalia, and CDS Possession
of speed. The vehicle continued for nearly Not Marijuana.

two miles attempting to evade the deputy
before coming to a stop on Old Rolling
Road. The operator of the vehicle, Andre
Jesse Brothers, age 28, of California, ex-
1-19-2017 Assault Corporal E. John-
son responded to the 20000 block of Abell
Road to investigate the report of an assault.
ited the vehicle. A search incident of the The victim alleged the suspect, Kenneth
vehicle revealed a signicant amount of Emill Sola, Jr., age 49, of Abell, struck
marijuana in plastic baggies, a grinder, the victim in the chest. Although the vic-
and nearly $600 in cash. Brothers was tim displayed no signs of injury, deputies
transported to the St. Marys County De- determined an active protective order was
tention Center where he was charged with in place prohibiting Sola from being on the
CDS Possession Marijuana 10 GM+ and property. He was arrested and transported
CDS Possession Paraphernalia. to the St. Marys County Detention Center.
Sola was charged with Violation of a Pro-
1-17-2017 Possession Cpl. E. tective Order and Second Degree Assault.
OConnor responded to a suspicious
person incident in the 45000 block of
Chancellors Run Court in Great Mills.
The investigation
revealed the sus-
pect, Joy Marie
Jackson, age 41, of
Great Mills, had
active warrants
for her arrest. An-
other deputy rec-
ognized her and Andres Sola
detained Jackson
until OConnor ar- CASE# 3367-17


PHONE: 301-475-5150 FAX: 301-475-6909
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Crime 11

Maryland State Police

Press Releases
Theft from Motor Vehicles On Tuesday, ensued, and Mr. Jenkins was placed under
January 10, 2017, at 2:02 am, Tpr. Mulhearn arrest. He was transported to the St. Marys
responded to the area of Upper Kells Lane, County Detention Center. Upon arrival, he
Great Mills, for the report of breaking and en- continued to be combative as officers from
tering to motor vehicles. Tpr. Mulhearn made the St. Marys County Detention Center tried
contact with a witness, who advised they had to take the handcuffs off of him. His actions
seen two males searching inside numerous caused the handcuff key to break off in the
vehicles. Tpr. Mulhearn began patrolling the handcuff. The handcuffs were cut off of Mr.
area on foot and located two suspects in the Jenkins and he was charged with Assault
area. The suspects, Saeed Akhil Handon, 21, Second Degree and Malicious Destruction of
of California and Martie Dakwan Smith, 25, Property. He was also served with an open
of Lexington Park were arrested. A search warrant through the Charles County Sheriffs
incident to arrest revealed property not be- Office. Mr. Jenkins was held pending bond
longing to the suspects. Both subjects were review with the District Court Commission-
charged with seven counts of Rogue and Vag- er. (17-MSP-002050)
abond and one count of Theft and transported
to the St. Marys County Detention Center. Drug Arrest On Monday, January 16,
(17-MSP-001361) 2017 at 6:04 pm, Tpr. Coppedge initiated a
traffic stop on a passenger car for a traffic
Drug Arrest On Wednesday, January violation. Tpr. Coppedge approached the
11, 2017 at 10:03 am, TFC C. Ditoto initiated a driver and noticed CDS paraphernalia in
traffic stop on a passenger car on Route 235 at plain view. A probable cause search was con-
Chaffe Court, Hollywood. TFC Ditoto made ducted, which revealed suspected cocaine,
contact with the driver, Gervan Piere Wade, prescription medication, drug paraphernalia
33, of Suitland, and detected the strong odor and a knife. One of the passengers, Teia Ma-
of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. ria Craig, 29, of Lexington Park, was placed
A probable cause search was conducted, re- under arrest for Possession of CDS Not
sulting in the recovery of drug paraphernalia Marijuana and Possession of a Concealed
and a pill bottle containing Oxycodone Hy- Deadly Weapon. She was transported to
drochloride and Acetaminophen. Mr. Wade the St. Marys County Detention Center and
was placed under arrest and charged with held pending a bond review with the District
Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dan- Court Commissioner. (17-MSP-002324)
gerous Substance and Unlawfully Omitting
a Label on a Prescription Drug. He was ad- Assault/ Resisting Arrest - On Wednes-
ditionally issued a Civil Citation for Posses- day, January 25, 2017 at 2:30 am, TFC C.
sion of Marijuana Less than 10 Grams. He Ditoto initiated a traffic stop on Route 5 at
was transported to the St. Marys County Route 6, Mechanicsville, on a passenger car
Detention Center and held pending a bond re- for a traffic violation. TFC Ditoto made con-
view with the District Court Commissioner. tact with the driver, Craig Edward Millett,
(17-MSP-001563) 35, of Hughesville, and asked him to exit the
vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety
First Degree Assault On Thursday, tests. Once Mr. Millett exited the vehicle, a
January 12, 2017 at 4:53 am, Tpr. Rutkoski brief struggle ensued. During the struggle,
responded to a residence on the 26000 block Mr. Millett ignored verbal commands and
of Dixon Way, Mechanicsville, for a reported refused to stop resisting. Mr. Millett was
assault. Investigation revealed that Terry Lee placed under arrest and charged with Failure
Phillips, 50, of Mechanicsville, had pointed to Obey a Lawful Order, Assault 2nd Degree,
a firearm at two subjects employed by a re- and Resisting Arrest. He was transported to
possession company. One of the victims the St. Marys County Detention Center and
was able to disarm Mr. Phillips and secure held pending a bond review with the District
the weapon prior to police arrival. Mr. Phil- Court Commissioner. (17-MSP-003567)
lips was placed under arrest and transported
to the St. Marys County Detention Center. Drug Arrest On Friday, January 27, 2017
He was charged with two counts of First De- at 7:00 pm, TFC S. Ditoto and Tpr. Powis re-
gree Assault, two counts of Second Degree sponded to the 21000 block of Great Mills
Assault, and one count of Use of Firearm to Road, Lexington Park, for the report of a ve-
Commit a Felony. A background check by hicle collision. A routine check revealed that
the Maryland Gun Center revealed Mr. Phil- an occupant of one of the vehicles involved,
lips was not allowed to possess any firearms Suzanna Marie Fowler, 31, of Lexington
due to past criminal convictions. He was Park, had an outstanding warrant through the
held pending a bond review with the District St. Marys County Sheriffs Office. A search
Court Commissioner. (17-MSP-001674) incident to arrest revealed two folded pieces
of paper containing suspected heroin and a
Assault On Saturday, January 14, 2017 straw containing suspected heroin residue.
at 3:00 pm, Senior Tpr. Evans responded to Ms. Fowler was transported to the St. Marys
a residence on the 21000 block of Ronald County Detention Center and charged with
Drive, Lexington Park, for a reported dis- Possession of CDS (not marijuana) and Pos-
turbance. Upon arrival, Senior Tpr. Evans session of Drug Paraphernalia. A St. Marys
made contact with Charles Sylvester Jenkins, County Deputy served the open warrant on
36, of Lexington Park. During the investiga- Ms. Fowler and she was held pending a bond
tion, Mr. Jenkins attempted to hit Senior Tpr. review with the District Court Commission-
Evans in the face with a closed fist strike. er. (17-MSP-003984)
He then grabbed Senior Tpr. Evans leg in
a takedown attempt. A very brief struggle
12 Education The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

NOW OPEN CSM Testing Center

B e l l a Earns Certication
Nails Spa &
The Testing Center at the College of
Southern Maryland La Plata Campus has
completed a two-year process to become
certied by the National College Testing
Association (NCTA). The certication is
toward continuous quality improvement for
the test(s) they are taking.
There are also Testing Centers at both
the CSM Prince Frederick and Leonard-
town campuses, and both are also com-
rigorous, requiring that the testing center pleting the NCTA certication process,
meet professional and standard operating Zafarullah said.
procedures specic to national standards, The three CSM Testing Centers are
said Ronda Jacobs, CSM assistant professor dedicated to enhancing student learning by
and coordinator of information systems and providing comprehensive, accessible, aca-
technologies in the Business and Technol- demic and professional testing and assess-
ogy Division. ment services. The centers adhere to test-
The Testing Center at the La Plata Cam- ing standards and practices, safeguard con-
pus administers more than 12,000 tests in dentiality of student records, and ensure
a year, including tests for CSM students an optimal testing environment in order to
We service all type of Nails, along with facial, massage as well as those for area businesses, local meet the increasing needs of CSM students,
organizations and members of the com- faculty, administrators and community.
and Spa services. Its new, fresh and innovative. We always munity, including professional certica- The NCTA is set up to promote profes-
tion exams and placement and academic sionalism and quality in the administra-
strive to bring the highest, most luxurious and unforgettable entrance exams. tion of testing services and programs. The
Earning this certication was denitely NCTA Test Center Certication is the pro-
experience to our customers because we truly believe that worth it, said Salman Zafarullah, the La cess whereby a testing center undergoes a
each customer deserves to look FABULOUS at all times. Plata Campus Testing Center coordinator, signicant self-assessment to show that it
who provided the bulk of the documenta- meets the criteria to be identied by NCTA
Call us and make an appointment today for tion and standardization of processes re- as a certied test center. Certication is
quired for NCTA certication. While the considered an acknowledgment of a testing
your next level of spa experience. effort added to Zafarullahs already full centers adherence to best practices in the
work load, he noted that the centers new testing industry.
status makes the center more valuable to The CSM Testing Center services are
McKay Shopping Center the college and to the community. He es- part of a comprehensive system of Student
Monday- Friday 10:00am- 7:30pm timates that the NCTA certication could Success Services provided at the college. In
37680 Mohawk Dr. Unit 5 increase demand for the centers services addition to testing, the ofce provides peer
Saturday: 9:00am- 7:00pm
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 by 15 to 20 percent. and online tutoring, skills improvement
Sunday: 11:00am- 5:00pm
Tel: 240-466-3156 | 240-466-3159 There are institutions, for instance, that software, workshops on skills that contrib-

require their distance learning students to ute to successful learning.

use certied testing centers for their exam For more on NCTA certication, see


to be proctored, he said. Now those stu- www.ncta-testing.org/tcc/. For more on

v e
Ad our
dents can come to the La Plata Campus
Testing Center.
CSMs testing centers, see www.csmd.
edu/TestingServices. For more on Student

It is a great accomplishment for the col- Success Services, see www.csmd/edu/

lege and the center, said Dorothy Collins, student-services/student-success-services/.
director of CSMs Student Success Center, The La Plata Campus Testing Center and

which oversees the testing center. The cer- the Student Success ofces are located in

tication is the ultimate measure of qual- the lower level of the Learning Resources

ity and accountability in our testing center, (LR) Building.
like a professional seal of approval. It as-

& DGuide
sures the individuals who use our testing From College of Southern Maryland
services that they are working with a center

that follows national standards of efforts


at i

li c
ub h
r c
a n D ary 22

Mvatio bru

er Fe eaders.
R es
00 R pers.
40,0 o Pa ow
Ove Tw ne L e.
r ic

Salman Zafarullah, the La Plata Campus Testing Center coordinator for the College of Southern
Maryland, reviews notes in front of the center. Zafarullah provided the bulk of the documenta-
tion and standardization of processes required for the Testing Center to earn certication by the
National College Testing Association (NCTA).

County Times
St. Marys County l Calvert County Contact Jen Stotler at 301.247.7611 or jen@countytimes.net
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Education 13

State High School Graduation

Rate Sets Another New Record
St. Marys Graduation Rate Over 95 Percent
The percentage of Maryland students re- bers persist:
ceiving a high school diplomas has never Four-year cohort graduation rates for
been higher, according to data released African American, American Indian,
today by the Maryland State Department Asian, and White students all im-
of Education. Moreover, as the graduation proved. Rates for Hispanic, Hawaiian,
rates set new records, the dropout rate has and students of two or more races fell
fallen to an all-time low. slightly.
The four-year cohort graduation rate The graduation rate for African Ameri-
reached 87.61 percent in 2016 nearly 6 can students has jumped from 76.09 in
points better than the 82 percent rate regis- 2010 to 84.06 percent in 2016.
tered in 2010. The graduation rate jumped The graduation rate for Hispanic stu-
.6 percentage points over 2015, from dents dipped by .34 percentage points
86.98percent. between 2015 and 2016, but has im-
The latest data shows that St. Marys proved by nearly 5 percentage points

4th Annual
County has a high school graduation rate of since 2011, from 71.7 percent to 76.55
greater than 95 percent overall. percent.
The new data is great news for Mary- Among students receiving special ser-
land, as the high school diploma is the im- vices, the four-year cohort graduation

portant first step of a successful journey, rate rose in two of three categories.
said Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superinten- Specifically, both special education stu-
dent of Schools. We continue to strength- dents and students receiving free or re-
en our standards and our classrooms to bet- duced price meals improved, while the
ter prepare each student for employment or
additional education.
Also released was the five-year cohort
graduation ratethe percentage of stu-
percentage of English language learn-
ers graduating fell slightly.
Maryland seven years ago moved to the
cohort graduation rate, which follows a
Heritage Ball
dents who graduate in five yearsand that set group of students from freshman year
hit 89.11 percent. As graduation rates have
improved, the dropout rate dipped be-
through their senior year. The four-year
cohort graduation rate has improved every
The Patuxent Chapter
low 8 percent for the first time hitting year since. of the
Most student subgroups saw improve-
ment in four-year graduation rates between
From Maryland Department of Education
National Wild
2015 and 2016, although gaps in the num-
Turkey Federation
would like you to join us at

Belmont Farm
38780 Buckler Way,
Clements, MD 20624
Feb. 4, 2017
Doors Open
at 3:00pm
Purchase Dinner served
tickets at 4:30pm
online at
Register by
Jan. 28, 2017 to
receive an Early
Bird Special!

Contact Billy Price

14 Sports The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

#12 Adlai Traver of Leonardtown guarding #32 Brandon Patuxent #32 Brandon West crashes into #25 Jason Anderson of
West of Patuxent Leonardtown before making his layup

Leonardtown Snaps Three Game

Losing Streak Against Patuxent #10 Chris Fenwick for Leonardtown gets double teamed by
By Zach Hill #4 Myron Young and #10 Vonnie Watkins of Patuxent
Contributing Writer
The Leonardtown Boys Basketball team The last time these two teams faced off, The first quarter was kept very even on Coach Holland after the game for it.
managed to claim their redemption from Patuxent barely managed to pull out a close both teams parts as by the end the score By the start of the second half, Leonard-
the last time they faced the Patuxent Pan- win in the fourth quarter to end the game, was 13-12 in the Raiders favor. town held an eight point lead over Patuxent
thers by downing them, 59-52, in a Friday 49-46. Both #10 Vonnie Watkins of Patuxent by the score 30-22.
night cross-county game on January 27th. Leonardtowns Head Coach David and #21 James Blackwell of Leonardtown The third quarter was deadlocked
By winning, the Raiders also managed Holland spoke on what the team had to managed to put up five points for their re- from both teams putting up an equal 16
to snap the second longest losing streak do differently from the last time they spective teams in the first. pointseach.
that the team had been on all season of facedPatuxent. It wasnt until the end of the second quar- The fourth quarter was the only quar-
threegames. The last time we played Patuxent it was ter that Leonardtown was able to get a siz- ter that the Panthers managed to outscore
The streak followed the recent losses a very close game. We made a few mental able lead for the first time. theRaiders.
from Great Mills, Huntingtown, and Cal- errors at the end that cost us the game. I told Senior, #24 Stephan Petett managed They did so by the score of 14-13, includ-
vert high schools. the players that we need to keep our focus to put up 10 of the Raiders 17 points that ing a respectable seven points from Patux-
for four quarters. quarter and received high praise from ents Tazman Davis and eight from Leonar-
dtowns JD Gaddis.
Unfortunately for the Panthers, their last
Metabolic training to quarter recovery effort was just shy of pull-
ing off a comeback as the Raiders came out
increase metabolism & on top, 59-52.
They were what we were expecting.

Patuxents Head Coach Nicholas Wilson
said. We didnt defend as well as we need-
ed to and they did a good job of executing
their offense.

Leonardtowns Coach Holland discussed
the importance of the win to them. This
game was big for us because we received

Not Harder
solid contributions from several members
of our team. In our losses we were only get-
ting contributions from two or three play-
ers. Tonight was a great team effort.


This showed to be true as six different
players from Leonardtown scored as they
demonstrated great ball movement all
through the game.
Stephan Petett did a great job on the of-
fensive boards. He turned several of those
rebounds into baskets. Chris Fenwick and
Adlai Traver both played excellent all
around games. JD Gaddis did a better job
of not settling for the 3 pointer and got into
the paint for some key baskets in the second
half. Holland said.
We will need to get offensive contribu-
tions from several players as we move for-
ward. The key for us is to play together as
a team and put together 4 solid quarters in
Kicking off 2017 with a new beat every game.

Challenges Every
and in shape! Come out and enjoy a Leonardtown has since moved up two
spots in the Southern Maryland Athletic
completely FREE and fun, high Conference(SMAC) to 11th place. Patuxent
energy fitness class that will be sure
to leave you feeling powerful and Tues, Thurs also has began a slight ascent as they will
remain ahead of the Raiders in 9th place.
Leonardtowns next home game will be
strong. We will get 24FIT and learn @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm on February 10th where the Raiders will
about Nutrition and why it's paired
perfectly with fitness.
Starting January 12 take on the Calvert High School Cavaliers.
Patuxents next home game will like-
wise be played on February 10th against
the Chopticon Braves. This game however,
Eric at 301-769-1177 LOCATED AT: will not come before they take on their big-
Facebook: 24 Fit Challenge SOMD HVFD Bingo Hall gest in-county rivals, the Calvert Cavaliers,
on February 8th at Calvert High School.
Its Free, no excuses, BE THERE! 24801 Three Notch Rd - Hollywood, MD
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Sports 15
Advertise in our

Seahawks Men Best Restaurants of

Marymount 85-63 Southern
St. Marys College of Maryland Se-
ahawks Mens Basketball team bested
Marymount of Virgibia on Jan. 28 by the
Senior guard Michael Anderson (Lees-
burg, Va./Loudon County) scored four of
Marymounts next six points as the Saints Maryland
score of 85-63. Here are the facts:
Records: St. Marys (10-9, 5-7 CAC),
Marymount (9-10, 6-6 CAC)
Location: St. Marys City, Md. Mi-
tied the game (46-46) for the 13th and -
nal time at 14:36. From here, it was all St.
Marys as junior wing Chris Craft, Jr.
(Waldorf, Md./Westlake) sparked a 14-3
st Thursday o
chael P. OBrien Athletics & Recreation run which sealed a double-digit Seahawk
the 1 f Every
Center Arena lead for the remainder of the game.
shed In Both Calvert & S Mon
The Short Story: The St. Marys Col- Inside the Box Score
Pub t. M th
lege of Maryland mens basketball team As a team, St. Marys posted one of
put up a big second half in marching past its best efforts of the season at the free for On arys C
Marymount (Va.) University, 85-63, Satur- throw line as the Seahawks shot a season- e Low oun
day afternoon in Capital Athletic Confer- best 79.2-percent (19-of-24) while edging Pri ty
ence action. Junior captain Delaszo Smith Marymount on the boards, 39-35, including ce.
(Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) paced the 29 defensive caroms.
Seahawks with a game-best 18 points as St. Marys also benetted from 22 fast-
Smith went 9-of-10 at the free throw line. break points and 22 points off of 18 Saint
What It Means miscues this afternoon.
Todays victory puts St. Marys in a Joining Smith in double-gure scoring
two-way tie for seventh in the conference were junior wing LaVonte Sanders (Up-
standings as the Seahawks split their sea- per Marlboro, Md./Wise) and Ayoub with
son series with Marymount. The Seahawks 15 each. Sanders paced the Seahawks as
are still in the hunt for one of the six playoff well with nine rebounds.
spots as theyre just one game out from the Bynum rounded out the scoring with
top six.
How It Happened
St. Marys relied on its inside play for the
win this afternoon as the Seahawks outdu-
14 points and added a season-best seven
Up Next
St. Marys will look to extend its win
County Times St. Marys County l Calvert County

eled Marymount, 52-32, in the paint. streak to three on Wednesday, February 1 For prices and more information contact
The Seahawks erased a 37-34 halftime when the Seahawks travel to York College Advertising Representative Jennifer Stotler
decit by outscoring the Saints, 51-26, of Pennsylvania (12-7, 7-5 CAC) for a CAC
in the second half behind 13 points from matchup at 8:00 p.m. 301.247.7611 u 301.373.4125 u jen@countytimes.net

Thank You
Smith and 10 from junior guard Ochae In their previous meeting this season, St.
Bynum (Waldorf, Md./North Point) on Marys suffered a heartbreaking 88-84 loss
5-of-8 shooting. on its home court on January 18 despite
After going 0-for-6 from downtown in raining a season-best 12 three-pointers on
the rst half, back-to-back three-pointers the Spartans.
from Smith and rst-year guard Matt
Ayoub (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) to From St. Marys College of Maryland for Your
start the nal 20 minutes helped the Se-
ahawks claim an early 40-37 lead. Sponsorship
our 2016

26600 Budds Creek Rd. | Mechanicsville, Md. 20659
16 Feature Story The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Del. Sally Jameson addresses the Tri-County Council Jan. 26 meeting in Annapolis.

wedge between Charles and the other two representatives of various state agencies.
counties. Several Charles County officials The governor occasionally speaks at their
have been heard to say that their county annual meeting in January in Annapolis,
no longer belongs in Southern Maryland although this years speaker was Maryland
but should be aligned with Prince Georges Secretary of Veterans Affairs George Ow-
County and the other counties of the DC ings, a former council member when he

Charles Commissioners Action

Metro area. They say Charles County was in the Maryland House of Delegates.
should be considered to be part of the MGM The role of the TCCSMD has changed
Corridor (referring to the new MGM com- over the years and has been largely funded

Could Threaten Regional Unity

plex at National Harbor). Senator Millers by the federal grants it has been able to se-
reaction to that turn of events Oh No! cure. There was a time when the council
Judging from the reaction at the Tri- attempted to become a regional land-use
By Dick Myers County Council meeting Jan. 26 in An- planning agency, but the three counties re-
Staff Writer napolis a lot of people are incredulous sisted that effort.
about the prospect of the breaking up of the The council was also in the forefront
For 50 years the Tri-County Council for Calvert and St. Marys). But now when region that has been together for so long. of the suit championed by former Calvert
Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) has been you say Southern Maryland, it is gener- Well have more about the Charles County County Commissioner and Stare Senator
the keeper of the name that identifies our ally understood that you are talking about Commissioners decision and that conten- Bernie Fowler regarding the water quality
region. Maryland Senate President Thomas thetri-county area of Calvert Charles and tious council meeting but first a brief his- of the Patuxent River. The lawsuit forced
V. Mike Miller points out that South- St. Marys. tory of the council that bears the name the state, the upriver counties, and the U.S.
ern Maryland used to be identified as the A decision made on Jan. 10 by the SouthernMaryland. Environmental Protection Agency to enact
five tobacco-growing counties of the state Charles County Board of County Commis- From 1947 to 1968 slot machines were pollution control measures.
(Price Georges, Anne Arundel, Charles, sioners may change all of that and drive a pervasive in four Maryland counties, Anne The council also played a big role in se-
Arundel, Calvert, Charles and St. Marys. curing infrastructure to save the local mili-
In fact there were more slot machine es- tary bases during the BRAC process.

tablishments in those four counties than The councils program agenda today
there were in the entire state of Nevada, the focuses on such issues as workforce devel-
other jurisdiction at the time in which they opment and transportation planning. The
were legal. When this reporter first moved Southern Maryland Agriculture Develop-
to Southern Maryland there were slot ment Commission, funded by tobacco res-

machines in the drug store on the square titution monies, operas within the council.
inLeonardtown. For a number of years the three counties
A law to outlaw the slot machines was have contributed a proportional amount to-

championed by then St. Marys County

taling about $300,000 that is parlayed into

le b ting
State Senator J. Frank Raley, who believed more than $4 million in grants for the pro-

the one-armed bandits were holding back grams the council runs. The annual amount

the area. As part of the bone thrown to the each county contributes has increased over
area to compensate for the banning of slot time, but the state statute only requires a
machines, the legislature created the tri- minimum yearly contribution of $9,000
Call us for a County Council for Sothern Maryland in from each county. At its Jan, 10 meeting,
1966 to foster economic development for on a 4-1 vote, the Charles County Commis-
free quote and the region. sioners reduced their annual contribution
start celebrating Southern Maryland was also given at from $85,000 to that minimum $9,000
the time the promise of a bridge linking The Charles vote also eliminated a
your savings with Calvert and St. Marys counties. The Gov. $50,000 special appropriation to the coun-
Erie Insurance Thomas Johnson Bridge opened to traffic cil for a summer jobs program.
on Dec. 17, 1976 after a five-year construc- There was very little said at the meet-
tion schedule. ing about the council and its programs.
The 1966 law creating the Tri-County The stated reason for the reduction was so
Council for Southern Maryland was fur- Charles could increase funding for its own
ther codified in 1976. It sets up the mem- summer intern program and to create a new
bership of the council as the elected legis- position within their Department of Eco-
lators representing the three counties, the nomic Development for a Business Devel-
county commissioners of each county and opment Manager. One of that new persons
three at-large members. responsibilities is agricultureretention.

The council as a public body has re- The only vote against the motion came
mained somewhat under the public radar from Charles County Commissioner Debra

a rs
over the years. Although the public is in- Davis, who at the time was ending her one-

in business
vited to attend council quarterly meetings, year term as chairman of TCCSMD. Davis
they rarely do so. Even the press rarely at- argued that the council jobs program was
tends. At the Jan. 26 meeting in Annapolis different from the one run by the county
the County Tines was the only media in in that it served low-income and high
attendance. The meetings include a dinner school students. Commissioner President
and everyone who attends has to pay for it, Peter Murphy argued that the county pro-
28290 THREE NOTCH ROAD which could be one reason why public at- gram is not prohibited from serving those
MECHANICSVILLE, MD 20659 tendance has been sparse over the years. twogroups.
301.884.5904 In addition to council members, other
attendees at the meetings include staff and
There was, however, plenty said about
the Charles County decision at the coun-
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Feature Story 17
cils annual meeting in Annapolis on Jan. Southern Maryland Legislative Reception, I beg you not to implode because of dation for future economic prosperity and a
26. Ironically there was no mention of held at Loews Hotel and attended by leg- this, urged outgoing chair Davis, who ear- high quality of life.
the decision on the agenda and no discus- islators from around the state as well as ly in the meeting was succeeded by Calvert The Tri-County Council for Southern
sion scheduled until Miler raised his hand busloads of Southern Maryland residents. County Commissioner Steve Weems, who Maryland--all the elected officials of the
and asked what was going on. That re- Stuffed ham, fried oysters, crab balls and was thrust into the middle of a hurricane. region working together--played an impor-
sulted a flurry of discussion, which often other local dioecies are rolled out. The re- St. Marys County Commissioner John tant rolein making this possible.
turnedcontentious. ception is funded in part by local business- OConnor, who had seconded Hejls mo- Hodge watched the Charles County
Charles County State Senator Thomas es, which line the ballroom with displays. tion, suggested that the legislators revise Commissioners Jan. 10 decision and he
Mac Middleton was perhaps the most St. Marys County Delegate Matt Mor- the TCCSMD statute to require each said they as others in the past have forgot-
enlightening on the motivation behind gan explained what he felt was the reason- county to fund $100,000, to circumvent the ten something -- The Board of County
the Charles County vote, He was the one ing behind the motion. He said some coun- Charles County action. Commissioners are not seeing themselves
who reported the comments that Charles cil employees could lose their jobs with the In the end Hejl withdrew his motion and as the council.
no longer belonged in Sothern Maryland Charles funding decision, yet they were a new motion by Delegate Jerry Clark of The Charles decision leaves the com-
and it was that statement that elicited the required to work at the event. Morgan was Calvert and St. Marys was passed. That missioners in St. Marys and Calvert in a
frustrated Oh No! from Sen. Miller. But assured that no council employees would motion calls for the council to get together difficult position. Do they make up the lost
Middleton said he disagreed and supported lose their jobs. at some unspecified future date to discuss funding? If so how does that affect monies
the continuance of TCCSMD, The annual reception is the baby of the future of the council. now going to Charles County for programs
But Middleton also noted the need Charles County Delegate Sally Jameson, a Politics was the 800-pound gorilla in the such as workforce development which ben-
for Charles County to align itself with big council supporter. Jameson is also chair room. All Charles County elected officials efit that countys citizens.
Prince Georges and that MGM Corridor, of the Southern Maryland Delegation Com- are Democrats. Most of Calvert and St. Or do they do the same thing and pull
because it was there that the transporta- mittee of the Maryland General Assembly. Marys council members are Republican. back funding? How does that affect the le-
tion issues affecting the countys many Jameson was visibly shaken by the mo- Delegate Mark Fisher insisted that the con- veraging of grants worth $4 million?
commutersoccur. tion. She said the down payment for the troversy had nothing to do with politics. The council office is in Charles County
Middleton is also not happy with the ex- event had already been paid to Loews, and One person with a unique perspective (Hughesville), With the Charles action
ecutive board of TCCSMD, which makes that would be lost if the event, a month in on the council is Gary Hodge, the only does the office need to be moved where the
a lot of decisions for the council Middle- the future was cancelled at this late date. one to ever serve as a council chairman money is.
ton criticized the board for the firing of Dr. She said the businesses that had contribut- (2008-2010), while Charles County Com- And if Southern Maryland indeed moves
Christine Bergmark, long-time executive ed would lose their money as well. This is missioner) and as council executive direc- into a different definition, what about ev-
director of the Southern Maryland Agri- the craziest thing, she said at one point and tor (1980-1998). Hodge said, During the erything in Charles County that now iden-
culture Development Board. Middleton is later called the motion petty foolishness. past 35 years, Southern Maryland has be- tifies itself with Southern Maryland such
chair of that board and he said the coun- The discussion revealed a weakening come one of the most dynamic regions of as Southern Maryland Electric Co-op,
cil executive board did not notify him of resolve on the part of both the Calvert and the State. Historically poor, isolated and Southern Maryland Oil and College of
thedecision. St. Marys commissioners to support the uncompetitive, Southern Maryland is now Southern Maryland.
Middleton said that Murphy also re- council. St. Marys Commissioner Presi- characterized by high-technology econom- Stay tuned. There is a lot to be decided
layed to him his upset at the executive dent Randy Guy said the council funding ic growth, high income levels, high-qual- over the next several months during budget
committeedecision. had been discussed at the monthly break- ity public facilities and services, extraor- deliberations in each county.
There was a lot of upset in the room fast meetings held by the commissioner dinary natural resources and innovative
about that Charles decision, particularly presidents, including Murphy and Evan programs to protect them, nationally rec- dickmyers@countytimes.net
from Calvert and St. Marys. At one point Slaughenhoupt, Jr. ognized undergraduate and regional com-
Calvert Commissioner President Tom Slaughenhoupt, who has been replaced munity colleges, a thriving regional center
Hejl introduced a motion that would have as president by Hejl, said of the council, I providing access to advanced degrees, and
withdrawn council support for the annual dont really get a warm feeling. state-of-the-art laboratoriesa solid foun-

Home &
Advertise in our Publication Date
April 6
Reservation Deadline
March 27

For more information contact

r d e
Ga Guiden
Jen Stotler
301-247-7611 Landscaping | Kitchen & Bath
jen@countytimes.net Home Improvements
Carpet & Tile | Remodling
County Times St. Marys County l Calvert County
Home Decore | Garden Supplies
18 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

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 weeks edition.

Charles Philip gether they celebrated over 53 wonderful

years of marriage. He was employed as an
loved sister, Eva Josephine Susie Miedz-
inski Owen, and his grandsons: Michael
an avid reader and voiced many e-books.
Bruce was a gourmet cook and loved creat-
Snookie Miedzinski Electrician for the federal government at Miedzinski, David Miedzinski, Anthony ing delicious new dishes, including South-
Public Works until his retirement in 1985. Miedzinski, Brandon Brock, Nik Miedz- ern Maryland stuffed ham. Bruce loved
On October 14, 1985 he began his career inski, Austin Lord, and Ryan Miedzinski; going to Disney and spent treasured fam-
with the St. Marys County Sheriffs De- and many extended family and friends. In ily vacations there. He was a member of
partment Corrections Division until his addition to his parents he is also preceded the Knights of Columbus in Parkton, MD,
retirement as a Sergeant on September 1, in death by his siblings, Mary Frances and was the past Grand Knight. He was a
1999. In 2011, he worked for Magistrate Miedzinski, Margaret Laura Miedzin- member of IEEE (Technical Professional
Michael Harris as a Bailiff at St. Marys ski Saunders, Elizabeth Ann Miedzinski Association) and he was a parishioner of
Circuit Court until 2014. His hobbies in- Stone, Joseph William Tic Miedzinski, St. Aloysius Catholic Church.
cluded playing the slot machines, BINGO Mary Louise Miedzinski, and Rose Ceci- In addition to his mother and beloved
and cards, particularly pitch and poker. lia Miedzinski Taylor, James Wilson Jim- wife, Bruce is also survived by his loving
However, his greatest love was for his fam- my Miedzinski, Francis Xavier Jackie daughter, Talia E.A. Harvey of Leonard-
ily, especially his beloved grandsons and Miedzinski. town; his brother, Marshall Harvey (Diana)
his Friday night family and friends gather- Family will receive friends for Snookies of West Hills, CA, his niece Karen Harvey
ing feasting on hard crabs. Life Celebration on Monday, January 30, Jarrett (Sean) and great-niece Liliana of
He was a Life Member of the Hollywood 2017 from 5:00 -8:00 p.m., with prayers Monrovia, CA, and extended family and
Volunteer Fire Department with over 53 recited at 7:00 p.m., at Hollywood Volun- friends. He is preceded in death by his
Charles Philip Snookie Miedzinski, years of dedicated service. He served as a teer Fire Department, 24801 Three Notch father.
Sr., 74, of Hollywood, MD passed away past president, past chaplain, and was the Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. A Mass of Family will receive friends on Wednes-
on January 26, 2017 at his residence, sur- committee chairperson of numerous com- Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev- day, February 1, 2017 from 9:30 - 11:00
rounded by his loving family. mittees. He was a past chairperson and erend Raymond Schmidt on Tuesday, Janu- a.m. at St Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800
He was born on March 7, 1942 in Leon- board member of the St. Marys County ary 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Fran- Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD
ardtown, MD to the late Joseph Michael Alcohol Beverage Association. He was a cis Regis Catholic Church, 43950 St. Johns 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
Miedzinski and Mary Eva Copsey. past member of the Hollywood Optimist Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. Interment celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Reverend John
He was a lifelong resident of Good Ole Club, and the Third and Sixth District Res- will follow in the church cemetery. Dakes and Reverend David Beaubien. In-
St. Marys County, particularly Holly- cue Squad. He was a lifelong member of Serving as pallbearers will be his friends urnment will follow at Charles Memorial
wood, MD. On March 5, 1963 he proudly St. Johns Catholic Church. and comrades at the Hollywood Volunteer Gardens, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
joined the United States Army and served In addition to his beloved wife, Shirley, Fire Department: Wayne Thompson, Ray Memorial Contributions may be made to
his country until his honorable discharge Snookie is also survived by his children, Jo- Norris, Boots Garner, Jimmy Hayden, the American Diabetes Association. https://
on December 19, 1965. He served in the seph Michael Mike Miedzinski (Donna) Bobby Russell, Paul Wible, Danny Davis, donations.diabetes.org.
Army National Guard another three years of Hollywood, MD, Crystal Lynn Miedz- and Doug Insley. Also serving as pallbear- Condolences to the family may be
until his honorable discharge on December inski-Lord of California, MD and Charles ers are his beloved grandsons: Michael made at www.brinseldfuneral.com.
19, 1968. On June 1, 1963, he married his Philip C.P. Miedzinski, Jr. (Mandy) of Miedzinski, Anthony Miedzinski, Brandon Arrangements by the Brinseld Funeral
beloved wife, Shirley Kathryn Wise. To- Mechanicsville, MD; his last surviving be- Brock, Nik Miedzinski, Austin Lord, and Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Ryan Miedzinski.
Memorial contributions may be made
to Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, B. Larry Jenkins
P.O. Box 7, Hollywood, MD 20636 and
ACTS, P.O. Box 54, Bushwood, MD 20618.
Arrangements by the Brinseld Funeral
Home, P.A.
Condolences to the family may be made
at www.brinseldfuneral.com.

Bruce Talbott Harvey

B. Larry Jenkins was called to eternal

life on January 19, 2017. He was born on
August 17, 1938, the rst of 6 children to
Benjamin Joseph and Ruth deButts Jenkins
in Washington, D.C.
Larrys family moved to Southern Mary-
land when he was six years old. He gradu-
ated from Archbishop Neale High School,
attended the University of Notre Dame in
Bruce Talbott Harvey, 60, of Leonar- South Bend, Indiana and got his Bachelors
dtown, MD, died January 27, 2017 at his in Science from Mount Saint Marys Uni-
home. versity in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
He was born May 3, 1956 in Pittsburg,
KS to Velda Ruth McDaniel Harvey of St. He married his high school sweetheart,
Augustine, FL and the late John Frederick Catherine Hungerford in 1956. They had
Harvey. 6 children Lynne (Brooke) Kinney, Esq.,
Bruce was raised in Springeld, PA and Lisa (David) Cahill, MD., Larry (Barbara)
is a graduate of Boston University. He en- Jenkins, Jr. MD., Laine Jenkins, Lacy Jen-
joyed participating in the Drama Club and kins, Lexy (Dean) Wikenheiser.
performed in many plays and musicals. On Larry started at Peoples Life Insurance
September 13, 1986, he married his beloved Company as an agent and was promoted to
wife, Georgia Marie Harvey in Towson, progressively important roles culminating
MD. Together they celebrated over 30 won- in President and Chairman of the Board.
derful years. He was employed by Ven- In 1982, he joined Monumental Life Insur-
ture Source System as a Systems Analyst ance Company in Baltimore, MD as Presi-
for over 20 years. As a tech savvy person dent, then became CEO and Chairman
he loved computers and gadgets. He was of the Board. He was on many boards of
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Legal 19

Legal Notice
civic, religious and business organizations. chael and John Paul Jenkins; and Grace, TO:KIMBERLY JONES, WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN
The Boards / campaigns which were most Ben and Claire Wikenheiser.
important to him were: Chairman of the He is survived by 5 siblings: Jody, Tom, NOTICE
United Way, Cardinal Keelers Lenten Ap- Ben, Jerilyn and Janis and many cousins.
peal, McLacklen Bank; Mercantile Bank, The funeral mass was on Monday, Janu- A petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have
the Baltimore Museum of Art, Kennedy ary 23rd at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic to your child D.M., biological child of Kimberly Jones, born on 6/17/13. The
Kreuger Institute, University of Maryland Church in Boca Grace, Florida. The intern-
Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That
Medical School, Notre Dame of Baltimore ment is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th
hearing will be held on March 2, 2017 @ 1:30p.m. at the Lackawanna County
University, Mount Saint Marys University at 11am at St Ignatius Chapel Point, Port To-
Main Courthouse, Second Floor, Courtroom 3, N. Washington Ave., Scranton,
and Human Life International. He was a bacco, Maryland.
PA, 18503. If you do not appear at this hearing, the Court may decide that
Knight of Malta and a Knight in the Eques- In lieu of owers, donations may be made
you are not interested in retaining your rights to your child and your failure to
trian Order of the Holy Sepulcher. He re- to the following: Human Life Internation-
appear may affect the Courts decision on whether to end your rights to your
tired early to devote more time to his Pro- al (4 Family Life Lane, Front Royal, VA
child. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing,
Life work. 22630), Alzheimer Disease Research 22512
the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child may be ended
When he wasnt working, spending time Gateway Center Drive, PO Box 1950,
by the Court without your being present. You have a right to be represented at
with his family or deepening his faith, Lar- Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950), or Engle-
the hearing by a lawyer.
ry could be found hunting, or playing base- wood Hospice House Tidewell5955 Rand
ball or tennis. Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238).
Larry has eighteen grandchildren: Aly-
son and Brooke Kinney; Mark, Ben, Peter,
Matthew, Catherine, John, Luke, Daniel,
Esther and Natividad Cahill; Olivia, Mi-
Northern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
33 North Main Street, Suite 200
Pittston, PA 18640
(570) 342-0184 02/02/2017

A Letter to the Editor

Does Someone Need A Chill Pill ter of unreported payroll deductions. You
Legal Notice
can bet the farm no federal taxes, no state TO: KIMBERLY JONES, WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN
For the last several days, New York Sena- taxes and no Soc Sec funds are being paid
tor Charles (Chuck) Schumer (D) has been either by employer or employees. And NOTICE
freaking out over President Trumps most while everyone else pays their legal fair
recent Executive Order. Said temporary or- share of taxes, like it or no, what permits A petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have
der bans incoming immigrants from seven a purposed scofaw the right to retain all to your child K.M., biological child of Kimberly Jones, born on 4/30/12. The
primarily Muslim hot-spot nations for a of their wages with no such earnings to be Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That
mere 90 days. The decisive action was un- reported on their end of year ling docu- hearing will be held on March 2, 2017 @ 1:30p.m. at the Lackawanna County
dertaken out of concern for the safety of the ments. In days past, the IRS took down a Main Courthouse, Second Floor, Courtroom 3, N. Washington Ave., Scranton,
American people and amounts to but a mi- much smarter, highly inuential and larger PA, 18503. If you do not appear at this hearing, the Court may decide that
nor inconvenience, a slowdown of those non than life, Al Capone, for income tax eva- you are not interested in retaining your rights to your child and your failure to
citizens desiring to enter the USA. Imple- sion. Regardless of ones stature, tax law appear may affect the Courts decision on whether to end your rights to your
mented out of necessity, the ban is purposed demands equal application today... child. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing,
to now allow the US adequate opportunity Hyper leftists, Hollywood elitists and lib- the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child may be ended
to employ extreme vetting, again, for secu- eral media should know their common clos- by the Court without your being present. You have a right to be represented at
ritys sake, as the last administrations pro- ing of ranks with repeated taunts of racism the hearing by a lawyer.
cess proved lacking. here, there and now inherent via this execu- YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE.
Schumers meltdown had him describing tive order is just not valid nor shared by the IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO
tears owing down the cheeks from a very majority of this nation. The same pierc- TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW TO FIND OUT
renowned inanimate object, the Statue Of ing eyes of the Statue of Liberty is envi- WHERE YOU CAN GET LEGAL HELP.
Liberty, of New Yorks Liberty Island. To sioned by innumerable others as exclaim-
date, however, it remains unsure whether ing a simple yet effective warning - Be ye Northern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
paranormal authorities have veried the therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as 33 North Main Street, Suite 200
veracity of his sighting. And now, in con- doves. The minor inconvenience of this Pittston, PA 18640
cert with the ladys, hes weeping his own presidents executive order in no wise di- (570) 342-0184 02/02/2017
way into your heart. Serving as minority minishes the great ladys historical stance
party leader of the US Senate, Schumers as she still requests to receive the down
bizarre comprehension of facts with exag- and outers of the world. Thankfully, how-

Looking for a Career,

gerated animation has ignited liberal media ever, she now further serves to warn a once
and select other democrat politicos, while God-fearing - Christ honoring, Constitution
of necessity provoking conveniently avail- abiding nation to THINK! In so doing, via
able leftist malcontents together with those extreme vetting, Homeland Security, and
of simply good will.
Among those angrily bewailing Trumps
others can better eliminate those attempt-
ing entrance here whose hearts are dark Not Just a Job?
County Times Team
orders are the same old sad sack rent a
demonstrators. Such are those reportedly
with malevolence and hate towards Ameri-
cans. By Gods grace, hopefully, destruc- Join the
employed by one Mr. Soros, the same source tion, mayhem and startling untimely death
said to be responsible for myriad uncivil to innocents can be averted. President
destructive and physically assaulting acts Trump is to be commended for his efforts as a
occurring all too often since the election by all concerned and fully informed citi-
of Americas 45th president. Likely under
orders to stand down, law enforcement ap-
pears to have grown slack in cracking down
zens. Meanwhile, senator, buck-up, dole out
taxpayer funded chill pills to the frenzied
and quit the tears...
Advertising Representative
on acts of purposed uncivil behavior. Thus, Meet New, Interesting People | Get Out From Behind a Desk
to clip the wings of the hired faithful, its Chester M. Seaborn, Jr
Determine Your Own Income | Get Paid for What You Sell
time the IRS steps in to investigate the mat- Mechanicsville, MD
Send a resume to jen@countytimes.net
and lets discuss the possibilities.
301.247.7611 | www.countytimes.net
Apply NOW
for Immediate Consideration
20 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Selvage Exhibition
to Open at CSM
Denim has particular meaning for Jim talk about what inspires his art. My art- for Contemporary Southern Art and re-
Arendt, the featured artist in the College of work grows out of the need for me to un- ceived the South Carolina Arts Commis-
Southern Marylands next exhibition, Sel- derstand our shifting relationship with sion Visual Artist Fellowship. His work
vage, set to open Feb. 6. Durable and still labor and work, he said. I grew up on a was awarded the $50,000 top prize at Art-
worn when faded, stained or ripped, denim farm outside of Flint, Michigan, birthplace Fields, Best in Show at Hub-Bub Gallerys
represents the human condition to Arendt of General Motors and the United Auto Emerging Carolina and was included in the
as he uses it in his art to explore how in- Workers Union. Our region underwent a 701 Contemporary Center for the Arts 701
dividuals are affected by economic stress. radical shift in economics as the industrial CCA Prize 2012. He was awarded Best in
When I was young and my family was and agrarian economies disappeared or Show during Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art
living through the farm crisis of the early were outsourced to different regions and Center, Paducah, Kentucky, included in Fi-
1980s, I recall my father sitting at the sew- countries. Famously depicted in Michael berarts International 2013 and 2016 and the
ing machine patching his Wranglers in the Moores 1989 documentary Roger & Me, 2013 Museum Rijswijk Textile Biennial,
evening after work, Arendt said. He was Flint suffered through the loss of 80,000 Netherlands.
making do a concept of thrift and prag- manufacturing jobs from which it has nev- Arendt received his bachelor of ne arts
matism that dictates you work with the ma- er fully recovered and the citys struggles degree from Kendall College of Art & De-
terials at hand. By my early 20s, that mem- continues to make headlines today. The re- sign and his master of ne arts from the
ory mixed with the stories of other working sulting impact on the lives of the people I University of South Carolina. He partici-
people and led me to denim as a possible grew up with has left an indelible mark on pated in residency programs including The
material that was much closer to the truth my outlook on our relationship with work Fields Project in Illinois, Arrowmonts Tac-
of their lives than oil paint. as a concept as I seek to make sense of the tility Forum and has been invited instructor
The Selvage exhibition at CSM will narrative that unfolded. at Penland School of Craft and Arrowmont
include seven life-size two- and three-di- My work asks viewers to confront the School of Arts and Crafts.
mensional gures by Arendt. It opens Feb. realities of working peoples lives, he said. After Selvage, the last exhibition this
6 and will run through March 9, and will Across the country a shift in monetary season at CSM will be the Annual Juried
include an artist lecture by Arendt at 2:30 policy, commodity prices and globalization Student Exhibition from April 10 to May 5.
p.m. Feb. 7 on campus in the Learning Re- were rapidly closing the longest period of Submissions for the student exhibition will
The work of artist Jim Arendt source Center (LR Building), Room 102. economic expansion in American History. be accepted from March 28 to April 1. The
At the lecture, Arendt said he plans to A disruption to peoples traditional liveli- jury will select exhibition works April 5.
hoods and economic status has driven the Both Selvage and the Annual Juried
rise of darker and more primal impulses in Student Exhibitions will be at the Tony
the past. Now, we confront a period of sim- Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery at the
ilar anger and instinct toward protection- La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center. The

Caring is our Business ism. History has a way of rhyming; heres

to hoping we stick the landing.
Arendt is the director of the Rebecca
gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Satur-
day. Artist lectures are usually held Tues-

Charles Memorial Gardens Randall Bryan Art Gallery and an assistant

professor at Coastal Carolina University
in Conway, South Carolina. His work has
day afternoon and are free and open to the
public. Visit www.csmd.edu/community/
been exhibited internationally in numer- index for more information. For more on
ous group and solo shows. Recently, Ar- Arendt, visit www.jimarendt.com.
endt was short-listed for The 1858 Prize

Cremation Urn Niches Gym Owner Donates To Local Causes

Now Available

Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown is adding a Cremation

Niche Wall Garden to our meticulously maintained Perpetual Care
Cemetery. We are dedicated to providing a cremation inurnment
alternative that honors the memory of your loved one in a beautifully
crafted stone and granite columbarium wall. Each 12 x 12 niche is
available for double or single urn inurnment.
A Family and Veteran Owned Business for over 40 Years
Bonnie Gateau, center, donated $5,000 each to Bonnie Elward, left, of Southern Mary-
PO Box 427, 26325 Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown, MD 20650 land Community Resources, and Sherri St. Clair of Helpful Hooves of Avenue.
CharlesMemorialGardens@verizon.net | 301-475-8060 Gateau is the owner of Gateau Physical Therapy and the Medically Oriented Gym
in California.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times In Our Community 21

Eagle Scouts Participate in Inaugural Parade Red Cross Helping In Wake of

Devastating Southern Storms
Providing Food, Shelter, Care Across Multiple States
People in several southern states con- Red Cross response vehicles are circulat-
tinue to deal with the devastation from se- ing through the hardest-hit areas, deliver-
vere storms and at least 60 tornadoes over ing food and relief supplies as people clean
48 hours the weekend of January 21st. The up their homes.
American Red Cross is continuing to pro- In Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi,
vide food, shelter and help with recovery. Red Cross and community partners have
Red Cross workers will support those af- served over 30,000 meals and snacks, dis-
fected for as long as help is needed. Cur- tributed over 8,000 relief items, and pro-
rently: Reports indicate more than 1,100 vided 900 Health Services and Disaster
homes have been affected across Mis- Mental Health contacts.
sissippi, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana Red Cross has mobilized over 500 work-
and Florida. We anticipate this number ers to help those in need.
could increase once all inaccessible areas
areaccessed. From American Red Cross
Over 100 people in Georgia and Missis-
sippi are still seeking refuge in 7 Red Cross
and community shelters.

Eagle Scouts from St Marys and Calvert

that were selected to march in the Presiden- Wheels Up: A Maturing Farming Business
Management Assessment Program
tial Inaugural Parade as part of the BSA
Eagle Scout Honor Guard. Fifty six Eagles
from the National Capital Area Council Have you been farming for more than 3 developing diversified marketing strate-
were selected from 240 applicants to carry Years? Are you ready to move from your gies. Since each participant will have a dif-
the flags of all U.S. States and Territories. start-up Survive business model to a bet- ferent priority for their business, each par-
The local scouts were : Michael Balaton ter Thriving Business model? Do you ticipant will also create their own learning
(age 16, Troop 561, California), Riley How- have an established farming operation but contract to be completed by the conclusion
lin (age 17, Troop 430, Lexington Park), need to improve your management and of the project.
Alex DePiazza (age 18, Troop 793, Lexing- profitability in a specific management area? The 4 class sessions will meet at the
ton Park), Ben Zawislak (age 18, Troop 903, A new training program, Wheels Up, Piedmont Group Insurance Company, 47
Huntingtown). offered in partnership between the Uni- E South Street, Suite 101, Frederick, MD
versity of Maryland Extension and Future 21701 on Tuesday evenings in March from
Harvest-CASA, may be the business up- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following
grade training you need to help your busi- dates:
ness take off. Tuesday, March 7
The Wheels Up program is for farm- Tuesday, March 14
ers with 3 or more years of business experi- Tuesday, March 21
ence. As their businesses have grown and Tuesday, March 28
matured, critical issues have surfaced that
were never anticipated in the original start- The tuition cost is $45 per person which
up plans. They now know what their busi- includes all materials.
nesses strengths and weaknesses are, but
not how to correct or improve their situa- Registration is through the University of
tion. Very often the timing of these growth Maryland Extension Eventbrite on-line sys-
decisions comes simultaneously with in- tem at https://wheelsupclasses.eventbrite.
creasing demands of family, community, com or by calling 301-432-2767 ext. 301.
and/or off-farm employment. For further information about workshop
The program will consist of 4 class ses- content, contact Ginger S. Myers, Univer-
sions plus one-on-one consultation sup- sity of Maryland Extension Specialist at
port by appointment at the conclusion of gsmyers@umd.edu, 301-432-2767 ext.338.
the training. Class components: revisiting Pre-payment and registration are required
mission and goals and handling change in for this workshop.
a business, addressing production and hu-

St. Marys County Sheriffs Office

man resource challenges, understanding From Susan L. Barnes, University of
what a financial statement can tell you, and Maryland Extension

Mourns Death of Corrections Sergeant Southern Maryland Vegetable

Charles Snookie Miedzinski
It is with great sadness that the St.
Marys County Sheriffs Office announces
monly referred to as St. Marys Countys
Finest. Snookie embodied what it means
& Fruit Production Meeting
the passing of retired Corrections Sergeant to be a public servant, not just in the years University of Maryland Extension is Food Safety Modernization Act; Soil pH,
Charles Philip Miedzinski, affectionately he dedicated, but more importantly, in the hosting the 2017 Southern Maryland Veg- Micro-nutrients and Amendments; Sulfur
known as Snookie. scores of people he inspired to serve this etable & Fruit Production Meeting on Feb- Use in Vegetable Crops; and the Allium
Snookie retired from the St. Marys community and this country. ruary 8, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Leaf Miner.
County Sheriffs Office in September of We mourn the loss of Sergeant Miedz- A-Maze-N-Place Banquet Hall in Cle- The day will conclude with Nutrient
1999. He passed away Thursday, January inski. He was an exceptionally dedicated ments, Maryland. (St. Marys County). Management and Pesticide Updates. Pesti-
27, 2017, at his home with his family by his correctional officer and served the Sheriffs Consumer demand for fresh and local cide Re-certification and Nutrient Voucher
side. We ask that you, please keep Snook- Office well for thirteen years, says Sher- fruit and vegetables continues to grow, and Re-certification (2 credits) apply for ALL
ies family in your thoughts and prayers iff Tim Cameron. Even more, Snookie with increasing demand comes a great op- day attendance at this meeting.
during this difficult time. was a consummate professional, mentor portunity for local growers of fruits and Please call the UME-St. Marys office
Snookie will forever be in the hearts of and friend to all. The legacy he leaves in vegetables. University and industry spe- at 301-475-4484 to register. Ticket fee is
those who were lucky enough to know him our community will last for years to come, cialist will cover a range of topics including: $15.00 and includes morning refreshments,
and spend time with him. He was beloved and Snookie will live on in our memories 2017 In Review: Top Ten Crop Production a hot lunch and program materials.
by those he worked with and all the com- forever. Problems and Solutions; Climate Science
munity he served. He took great pride in for Farmers; Suppressing Multiple Pests in From Benjamin E. Beale, University of
St. Marys County and being a member of From Jennifer Stone, Sheriffs Office PIO Vegetables Using Cover Crops; Cucumber Maryland Extension Educator
the Sheriffs Office family, which he com- Beetle Management; Water Use Survey;
22 Calendars The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Community Calendar
Illusion Show Bring GOTR to SOMD Planning
Thursday, February 2 Saint Johns School 43900 Saint Johns Meeting Sunday, February 5
Road Hollywood, MD 20636 37600 New Market Rd, Charlotte Hall,
Gut-buster Cheese Steak Fundraiser @ 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Maryland 20622 Quarter Auction Benet
VFW 2632 St. Johns Home School Association Pres- 1:00 PM-2:00 PM St. Marys County Fairgrounds, Leonard-
23282 Three Notch Rd, California, MD ents: REGGIE RICE, Comedy Illusionist We are in the nal stages of being ap- town, MD
20619 Delusion of Illusions. 90min MAGIC proved to be our own independent council 12 Noon-3:00 PM
5:30 PM-8:00 PM SHOW WITH BRAND NEW ILLU- and 501(c)(3). Help us nd site coordina- Doors open at noon
Stop by and enjoy one of our delicious SIONS This magical adventure that takes tors for our schools in the fall, put the nal Auction starts at 1:00PM
GUT-BUSTER Philly-Style Cheese Steaks. the audience on a ride into Reggies WILD touches on our Benet Dinner, form our 5k Proceeds benet Southern Maryland Vaca-
All Cheese Steaks served on a hoagie roll imagination. committee, and nd coaches for our girls tions for Veterans.
or wrap with your choice of cheese and This family-friendly show is jam-packed in the fall. Get all details of whats com- Paddles are $3 each or 2 for $5.
grilled veggies, and served with American with his innovative illusions, captivating ing next for our organization. Follow us on Participating vendors include representa-
Fries for only $8.00. dance routines and very hilarious comedy Facebook to stay involved! www.facebook. tives from: Thirty One, Origami Owl, Sig-
Choose from CHICKEN or STEAK. Eat acts. He is DCs 3-time Comedy Magician com/GOTRSouthernMaryland/ nature Homestyles, Island Momma Baking
here or take one to go. of the Year, has appeared on The Travel Co., Scentsy, Tupperware, Perfectly Posh,
Channel, and was the opening act for Jor- Italian Dinner & Brown Bag Auction at Longaberger, Crabby Corn, Lemongrass,
Am. Legion Post 221 Meeting dan Sparks.His goofy antics & lovable Father Andrew White Pampered Chef, Gourmet Cupboard,
AL Post 221; 21690 Colton Point Rd; Av- personality is guaranteed to have everyone Father Andrew White SchoolLeonard- Bottoms UP, Traveling Vineyard, Your
enue, MD bursting into laughter with pure fun & ex- town, MD Changing Style, AVON, Discovery Toys,
8:00 PM-9:00 PM citement.We invite you to join us for this 4:00 PM-8:00 PM Younique and Tastefully Simple. Gift card
American Legion Post 221 invites all active amazing event. Delusions of Illusions!!! The menu includes spaghetti, homemade grab, cash board and rolls of quarters will
duty personnel and veterans to join us for It is guaranteed to be his best show ever! marinara sauce, homemade meatballs, also be included throughout the auction!
our monthly meeting on the rst Thursday DONT MISS IT! Kids Under 12: $6 ad- Italian sausage, garlic bread, salad, and
of each month at 8:00pm. Visit our website vance, $8 at door; Adults: $10 advance, $12 desserts. Tickets will also be on sale for a Adult Contemporary Dance Class
at www.alpost221.webs.com/ or e-mail us at door; 3 years & under FREE variety of lled themed baskets that will be 44727 St. Andrews Church Rd. California,
at alpost221@aol.com. Call (301) 884-4071 rafed at the dinner. Dinner prices are $10 MD 20619
for more information. Tell them you saw for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 6-11, and 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
the announcement in The County Times) Saturday, February 4 $3 for ages 5 and under. Ballet Caliente is offering a month-long
adult contemporary dance workshop series.
Friday, February 3 Preschool Family Yard Sale
Longaberger Basket and Thirty-One
Teaching will be geared toward a beginner-
27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd Mechanicsville intermediate level, with an emphasis on
Elks Lodge 2092, 45779 Fire Department skill development, self-expression, and the
TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT Md 20659 Lane, California, MD 20619
7:00 AM-12 Noon innate joy that comes from the art of dance.
(VFW 2632) 4:30 PM-9:00 PM Cost is $60 total for the classes that will
VFW Post 2632, 23282 Three Notch Rd. (Rt 235) Mt. Zion UMC Preschool in Mechanics- The Leonardtown High School Band
ville will be hosting their annual Preschool meet from 6-7pm on Sundays in February.
7:00 PM-1:30AM Boosters will be holding their annual Bin-
Yard Sale, Saturday February 4th from
$50 Buyin ($40 Prize Pool + $10 Charity)
Optional $10 Add-On (Receive an extra 7am to 12pm. Tables are available to rent,
go event on February 4th 2017. The prize
for each bingo round will be Longaberger
Monday, February 6
$1000 and 50/50 Entry) Sign In is from one for $30 or two for $45. Vendors wel- Baskets, and My Thirty-One bags lled
6:20 PM to 6:45 PM, Tournament starts at come. Call 301-884-5455 or email mtzpre- with AMAZING items. Each basket or bag Pickleball for Experienced Players
7PM. Early Bird Bonus: Register and PAY school@gmail.com for more information. will be themed, and prizes include elec- Leonard Hall Recreation Center
by 6:45 PM and receive an extra $500 . Pre- tronics, power tools, spa and beauty, ne 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
registration is encouraged, but not required. MedStar St. Marys Hospital Job Fair dining, home and garden, and much more!! The Monday/Wednesday Pickleball ses-
We will accept late players until the end of 25500 Point Lookout Rd. Leonardtown, $20 Admission Includes 20 Games sions, held at the Leonard Hall Recreation
the 1st break. (~1 hour). One Re-Entry is MD 20650 Additional Books are $5 each.4 Special Center 8-10 a.m., are for players who are
available until the end of the rst break. If 8:00 AM-12 Noon Games, $1 extra each familiar with the rules of the game. Sign up
you decide to re-enter, you will receive a MedStar St. Marys Hospital is hosting a Grand Rafe:Rafe tickets: $2 each, 3 for for Mondays or Wednesdays, or both days.
full starting chip stack and be re-seated; job fair for Registered Nurses, Nurse Techs, $5, or an arms length for $10. Food, Drinks, Monday sessions will be Feb. 6-March 27
you are treated as a new player entering the and Experienced Surgical Assistants and Desserts featuring Baked Goods and a (no play on Feb. 20) and registration is $28.
tournament eld, with a full buy-in added Saturday Feb. 4 : 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Chocolate Fountain will be available for Wednesday sessions will be Feb. 8-March
to the prize pool with each re-entry. Tuesday, Feb. 7: 3 p.m.7 p.m purchase throughout the evening. 29 and registration is $32. Payment is due
Multipurpose Room.We invite you to learn at the time of reservation. Registration
more about joining the MedStar team! On- opens Jan. 3. To learn more, call 301-475-
the-spot offers for experienced and quali- 4200, ext.*1050. Open to individuals 50
ed candidates. years of age and up.

Publisher Thomas McKay The St. Marys County Times is a weekly newspaper providing news and information
Associate Publisher Eric McKay
Ofce Manager Tobie Pulliam for the residents of St. Marys County. The St. Marys County Times will be available
Advertising jen@countytimes.net on newsstands every Thursday. The paper is published by Southern Maryland Publishing
Phone 301-373-4125 Company, which is responsible for the form, content, and policies of the newspaper. The
Graphic Artist St. Marys County Times does not espouse any political belief or endorse any product or
Sarah Williams sarahwilliams@countytimes.net service in its news coverage.
Staff Writers
Dick Myers dickmyers@countytimes.net To be considered for publication, articles and letters to the editor submitted must include
Guy Leonard guyleonard@countytimes.net the writers full name, address and daytime phone number. Submissions must be delivered
by 4 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication to ensure placement for that
Zach Hill zach@countytimes.net week. After that deadline, the St. Marys County Times will make every attempt possible
to publish late content, but cannot guarantee so. Letters may be condensed/edited for clar-
Frank Marquart ity, although care is taken to preserve the core of the writers argument. Copyright in mate-

County Times
rial submitted to the newspaper and accepted for publication remains with the author, but St. Marys
Contributing Writers
Laura Joyce Ron Guy the St. Marys County Times and its licensees may freely reproduce it in print, electronic or
Linda Reno Shelbey Oppermann other forms. We are unable to acknowledge receipt of letters. The St. Marys County Times
David Spigler Doug Watson cannot guarantee that every letter or photo(s) submitted will be published, due to time or
space constraints. P. O. Box 250 Hollywood, MD 20636
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Calendars 23

Pet of the Week

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

Watershed Steward Meet & Greet
Tuesday, February 7 26737 Radio Station Way, Suite C, Leonar-
dtown, MD 20650

Pickleball for Beginners 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Leonard Hall Recreation Center Join St. Marys County Watershed Stew-
8:00 AM-10:00 AM ards Academy for a social evening to meet
If you are new to the sport of Pickleball, it WSA Stewards from our first class and
is highly suggested that you begin with this learn about getting involved this Spring
course at the Leonard Hall Recreation Cen- 2017. Light refreshments and drinks will be
ter on Tuesdays, Feb. 7-March 28. You will provided. Teachers, ask us about earning
learn basic shot techniques, rules, scoring, MSDE credits!
court positioning, and basic strategy. Over For more details on this course, or to ap-
the 8-week period you will get plenty of ply online, please visit extension.umd.edu/
court time to develop the confidence need- watershed/ watershed-stewards-academy
ed to compete against intermediate and and select the St. Marys County program.
advanced players. Your love for the game Contact Nicole Basenback at nicoleb@
starts now! Payment is due at the time of umd.edu with any questions. The applica-
reservation. Registration opens Jan. 3 and tion deadline is Friday, March 10, 2017.
is $32. To learn more, call 301-475-4200,
ext. *1050. Open to individuals 50 years of Wednesday, February 8
age and up. These two boys were born Nov 1, foster mom and lay on her chest. These
Pickleball for Experienced Players 2016 and are very friendly. They are a are two definite sweeties. You can meet
Art Classes by Jamie Naluai Leonard Hall Recreation Center bonded pair and them at the Petco in California on Satur-
Loffler Senior Activity Center 8:00 AM-6:00 PM Feral Cat Rescue is looking for a days and Sundays from 10:30 to 3. You
10:00 AM-12 Noon The Monday/Wednesday Pickleball ses- home for them together. Together they can also fill out an application at www.
How about taking up art in the New Year? sions, held at the Leonard Hall Recreation cost $250. feralcatrescuemd.organd email it to di-
Jamies classes are suitable for beginners Center 8-10 a.m., are for players who are They are combo tested for aids and fe- ane@feralcatrescuemd.org
as well as intermediate level students. She familiar with the rules of the game. Sign up line leukemia, neutered, dewormed, mi- Feral Cat Rescue can lend traps to
teaches drawing, painting and other me- for Mondays or Wednesdays, or both days. crochipped and will have three distem- help get feral cats vetted. We are also
diums in four 2-hour sessions per month. Monday sessions will be Feb. 6-March 27 per vaccines. They are typical friendly always looking for foster families.
Learn many drawing and painting tech- (no play on Feb. 20) and registration is $28. kittens. They love to play and be petted.
niques to create pieces of artwork for each Wednesday sessions will be Feb. 8-March In the evening they climb on top of their
session. The classes will be held at the Loff- 29 and registration is $32. Payment is due
ler Senior Activity Center on Tuesdays, at the time of reservation. Registration
Feb. 7-28, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Cost of these opens Jan. 3. To learn more, call 301-475-
classes includes enough paint and supplies 4200, ext.*1050. Open to individuals 50
to get you started. Payment of $85 may be years of age and up.
made to instructor on the first day of class.
Call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658, to sign up or Book Discussion GroupGeorge
to learn more. Open to individuals 50 years Washingtons Secret Six
of age and up. Garvey Senior Activity Center
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Valentines Day Card Workshop The book discussion group at the Garvey
Garvey Senior Activity Center Senior Activity Center is always ready to
1:30 PM-3:00 PM welcome new members. On Feb. 8, at 10:30
A few crafts materials can transform plain a.m., the group will discuss the group will
paper into wonderfully unique and person- discuss George Washingtons Secret Six
al greeting cards for Valentines Day. Make by Brian Kilmeade. For more information,
three cards to send out to your friends, or to obtain a copy of the books, call 301-
family, or special somebody for Valentines 475-4200, ext. *1072. Open to individuals
Day at the Garvey Senior Activity Center 50 years of age and up.
on Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m. All materials are
provided, there is no fee; however, space is Garvey Readers Theater Performance
limited. Sign up by calling 301-475-4200, and Luncheon
ext. *1050. Open to individuals 50 years of Garvey Senior Activity Center
age and up. 12 Noon-1:30 PM
The Garvey Readers Theater Club will
MedStar St. Marys Hospital Job Fair perform two acts centered around the
25500 Point Lookout Rd. Leonardtown, months favorite topic love. Between per-
MD 20650 formances, to be held at the Garvey Senior
3:00 PM-7:00 PM Activity Center on Feb. 8 at 12 p.m., guests
MedStar St. Marys Hospital is hosting a will dine on a scrumptious meal of cranber-
job fair for Registered Nurses, Nurse Techs, ry juice, beef stroganoff over egg noodles,
and Experienced Surgical Assistants dinner roll, tossed salad, California blend,
Saturday Feb. 4 : 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and apple pie. The cost for lunch is $6 for
Tuesday, Feb. 7: 3 p.m.7 p.m those under the age of 60 or a donation for
Multipurpose Room. We invite you to learn those age 60 and above. Make reservations
more about joining the MedStar team! On- by calling 301-475-4200, ext. *1050. Open
the-spot offers for experienced and quali- to individuals 50 years of age and up.
fied candidates.
24 Calendars The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Library Calendar Going On

Handmade at Your Library
Lexington Park Library will hold an
Pokmon Trainers Club
Leonardtown Library will hold In Entertainment
adult craft program for beginner and Pokmon Trainers Club! for all ages
experienced do-it-yourselfers on Satur- on Tuesday, February 14 from 5 p.m.
day, February 4 from 10 a.m. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Do you have what it takes to
The library will supply the instructions
and materials, and you bring the cre-
be the very best? Bring your games
and/or your cards and prepare to battle
Thursday, February 2
ativity. This month make Valentines against other Pokmon trainers! You Karaoke
Day wreaths. This is an adults only pro- can also make some Pokmon buttons Billy Breslin Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill,
gram. Registration required on www. to take home, take turns playing a retro Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill, Solomons
stmalib.org. Pokmon game, and maybe make some Solomons 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
friends (or rivals....) along the way. No 6:00 -9:00 PM www.anglers-seafood.com
Introduction to Facebook Registration required. www.anglers-seafood.com
Charlotte Hall Library will hold In-
troduction to Facebook on Tuesday, Blogging for Beginners Swamp Candy Saturday, February 4
February 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lexington Park Library will hold The Ruddy Duck, Solomons
Learn how to set up an account, edit Blogging for Beginners on Wednes- 8:00 PM
Matt Garrett
your Facebook prole, select privacy days, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 www.ruddyduckbrewery.com
Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill,
settings, nd and add friends, discover noon. Explore several blogging plat- Solomons
and use fun apps, and delete an account. forms (Wordpress, Tumblr, and Twit- Trivia
8:00 PM-Midnight
Adult computer classes are limited to ter) and learn the basics of designing Anthonys Bar & Grill, Dunkirk
ages 16 and up. Registration required and writing a blog. Prerequisite: Ability 8:30 PM
on www.stmalib.org. to use a mouse. Adult computer classes www.anthonysdunkirk.com
Scarlet Plus Entertainment
are limited to ages 16 and up. Registra- The Brass Rail Sports Bar, Great
Conict Resolution for tion required on www.stmalib.org. Friday, February 3 Mills
Teens 8:00 PM Midnight
Lexington Park Library will hold Computer Basics 3: Scarlet Plus Entertainment Karaoke & DJ. We will be Rockin
Conict Resolution for Teens on Tues- Introduction to the Internet The Brass Rail Sports Bar, Great The Rail and we always have room for
day, February 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Leonardtown Library will hold Mills one more singer and dancer.
Conict Resolution for Teens: explor- Computer Basics 3: Introduction to the 8:00 PM Midnight
ing different conict styles, under- Internet on Wednesday, February 15 Karaoke & DJ. We will be Rockin
standing and managing anger, listening from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the basic The Rail and we always have room for
and speaking skills, and how to create features and how to navigate the inter- one more singer and dancer.
win-win situations. Recommended net. Picks up tips on browsing and eval-
for youth in 6th through 12th grade. Re- uating websites, as well how to adjust
freshments provided. Please register on basic privacy settings. Adult computer
www.stmalib.org. classes are limited to ages 16 and up. The Calvert County Times is always looking for more local talent to feature!
Registration required on www.stmalib.org. To submit art or band information for our entertainment section, e-mail

Please submit calendar listings by noon on the

Monday prior to our Thursday publication.

Thursday Mornings
Must be reliable,

professional and
own a vehicle
To Apply:
Send resume to


County Times St. Marys County l Calvert County

Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Calendars 25

Younagt eart St. Marys Department of Aging

Programs and Activities

ist, playwright, and columnist from

Energy Assistance Joplin, Missouri, Mr. Thompson brings Valentines Day Chocolate Floor Cloth Class
Applications Available Jesse to life in a performance through Tasting Floor cloths were the earliest form of
2017 energy assistance program ap- dialogue, singing and dancing that is at Come join us at the Garvey Senior oor coverings and today are a medium
plications will be accepted through turns hilarious and painful. This com- Activity Center for a scrumptious taste for artistic expression. Experimental
the end of March. Persons who have plex role has earned Mr. Thompson of a variety of chocolates for Valen- Art group leader, Barbara Ferrante, will
not applied for the program since July much acclaim. The performance will tines Day on Tuesday Feb. 14, at 11 lead a class using a pre-primed 22x33
2016 are eligible to apply. Eligibility is take place in an intimate setting with a.m. We will taste different chocolates canvas to create a beautiful, one-of-a-
determined by gross household income limited seating free of charge. Call 301- and explore how they feel, smell, and kind piece of oor cloth art on Thurs-
30 days prior to the date of application 475-4200, ext. *1658, or stop by the re- look. Attend the Garvey Senior Activ- day, Feb. 23, at the Northern Senior
(one person $1,733 per month, two per- ception desk to reserve your seat. ity Centers chocolate tasting and you Activity Center. Using paint, stamps,
son $2,336). Persons 60 years and over can become a chocolate connoisseur! and sponges you can create a design as
simple or as complex as you desire. The
may contact the Department of Aging
& Human Services at 301-475-4200,
Lofer Love Day Its not too late to sign up and we have
just a few spaces left. The cost per per- class starts at 10 a.m. and will continue
Celebrate Valentines Day at the as long as you need to create your mas-
ext. *1050. All others may contact the Lofer Senior Activity Centers Love son is $2. Call the Garvey Senior Activ-
Tri-County Community Action Com- ity Center at 301-475-4200, ext. *1050, terpiece. Once your design is complete,
Day Event on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m.- it will take 24 hours for the wax to com-
mittee, Inc. at 301-475-5574, ext. 200. 2 p.m. (Our snow date is the following or sign up with the receptionist.
pletely cure. The cost of the class is $40
Tuesday, Feb. 21.) All the favorite trap-
Thursday Yoga & Strength pings of Lofers famous parties will Painting at Northern and includes all materials. To sign up
and pay for the class in advance, please
Training be present: dance music provided by Enjoy the fellowship of friends, food,
visit the front desk. For more informa-
Beginning Thursday, Feb. 2, the DJ Mean Gene, door prizes, party fa- and fun at our Southern Maryland Wine
& Design painting program on Thurs- tion regarding this class, call 301-475-
Strength Training class at the Lofer vors, a 50/50 rafe and a healthy dose 4200, ext. *3103.
Senior Activity Center will meet at of fun along with a special RED toast day, Feb. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the North-
8:50 a.m. and the Yoga class will begin to all the love in this world! Also fea- ern Senior Activity Center. Celebrate
at 9:50 a.m. Call 301-475-4200, ext. tured on this special day: a red and the spirit of Black History Month and Living Well with Diabetes
*1656, with any questions. white meal to please your palate: BBQ create a beautiful Woman of Africa Do you or a loved one struggle with
Chicken Leg, Oven Roasted Red Pota- acrylic painting with guidance from a controlling diabetes? Have you been re-
cently diagnosed with diabetes and you
Readers Theater toes & Onions, Roasted Carrots, Fruit professional instructor. The 16x20 can-
vases are pre-sketched and supplies are want to know how to live a healthy life-
Luncheon Juice Blend and a Dinner Roll. For des-
sert, savor a piece of Cherry Pie with provided with refreshments provided style? This series is for you.
The Garvey Senior Activity Cen- courtesy of the center. No alcohol will Living Well with Diabetes is a
ter Readers Theater Club will host a a scoop of Ice Cream. Advance tickets
are required, suggested donation of $10 be provided nor permitted. The cost is 6-week workshop that teaches partici-
special Valentines Day themed lunch $25 and is made payable to Southern pants to manage the symptoms of Dia-
performance The Helpmate and each. A limited number of tickets will
be sold, and ticket holders ONLY will Maryland Wine & Design. The paint- betes by taking control of their health.
Signals on Wednesday, Feb 8, at 12 ing design will be on display at the Cen- This workshop is free of charge and
p.m. Lunch will be served between the be able to have lunch at Lofer on this
day. Tickets are available at the Lofer ter. To sign up and pay for the class in attendance at all 6 sessions is highly
performances. Lunch that day will be advance, visit the front desk. For space recommended for best results. Sessions
tossed salad w/dressing, beef stroganoff Senior Activity Center. For more infor-
mation, call 301-475-4200, ext. *1658. availability, call 301-475-4200, ext. ll up quickly, so register now!
over egg noodles, whole wheat dinner *3101. The Living Well with Diabetes work-
roll, California blend, and mandarin or- shop will be held at the Garvey Senior
anges. Cost for lunch is by donation for Yellow Door Art Class
those ages 60 and above, $6 for those The Garvey Senior Activity Center is Book Chatter Activity Center on Tuesdays, March
21-April 25, 1:30-4 p.m. To learn more
under 60. Advance sign up is required. excited to partner with Yellow Door Art Have you wanted to get back into
reading or even explore new genres? or to register for this program, call 301-
See the receptionist or call 301-475- Studios to offer high quality, low cost 475-4200, ext. *1063.
4200, ext. *1050. art instruction. On Monday, Feb. 13, at The Book Chatter Book Club at the
1:30 p.m. participants will be painting Northern Senior Activity Center is
open for new members to join them for
Black History Month a rustic reclaimed wood sign. The cost
is $15 per class includes all class mate- reading and discussion. They meet on
Entertainer rials; payable to Yellow Door Art Stu- the fourth Thursday of the month from
Lofer Senior Activity Center will dios. Payment must be received at the 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Februarys book is
host Jesse B. Simple, Alive in Harlem, time of registration. Registration can Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham. If you
portrayed by professional artist and be done at the Garvey Senior Activity are interested in learning more about
director Anthony Ade Thompson Center; register early - space is limited! Book Chatters upcoming reading list
on Friday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. Based To learn more call 301-475-4200, ext. and ideas for activities, call 301-475-
on the character Jesse B. Simple, who *1050. 4200, ext. *3103.
was created by Langston Hughes, an
American poet, social activist, novel-

Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Marys County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom
Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. OConnor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services
Lofer Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 1658 Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050
Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 3101
Visit the Department of Agings website at www.stmarysmd.com/
aging for the most up-to date information.
26 Games The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

34. Dresses worn in S. 59. Hebraic 25. Appropriate for a

CLUES ACROSS Asia 60. River in India particular time
1. Part of a can 36. Midway between 29. Small constellation
4. A form of south and southeast in the Milky Way
discrimination CLUES DOWN

Kiddie ner
37. Of the mouth 31. Categorizes
10. Doctors group 1. City in Washington
39. Capital of Yemen 32. Malaysian boat
11. Expression of joy 2. Entertained
40. Branches of a bone 33. Natives of Sri Lanka
12. Spanish be 3. Nakedness
41. Very much 35. Type of vessel
14. A mongrel 4. Exclamation of

42. TV host Leeza 38. Prescribe
15. Helen was from here surprise
48. A way to change 41. Ranking
16. With many branches 5. Instinct
integrity 43. Knickknack
18. Fussy 6. Making a mistake
50. Plants with dark 44. Funeral
22. Male fertilzing 7. Borgias actor
green, glossy leaves 45. Mineral can be
organ of a flower Jeremy
51. Seedless raisin extracted from this
23. Trap 8. Phrases
52. Agency 46. Tide
24. Long, angry 9. Millihenry
53. Wear this when 47. Lump in yarn
speeches 12. Long ago
eating ribs 49. Food on a skewer
26. For instance 13. Self-immolation by
54. Martial artists wear 56. Letter in the
27. Sticky, waterlogged fire ritual
this Albanian alphabet
soil 17. Disfigure
55. Peanut butter 57. Midway between
28. Fasten 19. Horseshoe extension
56. Drinkers sit on these south and west
30. Card game 20. Regions
58. Pie _ __ mode
31. Seaport (abbr.) 21. Philippine Island


Last Weeks Puzzle Solutions

Word Scramble: Dairy

Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times Contributing Writers 27

Improve your home. Improve your life.

from $
only 99
Trust the Roofing Experts!
50 Year Warranty g
Many Colors and Options SHAKES
FREE Estimates g
Flat Roofing Now Available

free Value
of up to

gutters + guards!
with Roofing Purchase Promo Code: SOUTH

CALL 888-881-4340
NOW! LongFenceandHome.com METAL

Licensed, Bonded, Insured. MHIC 51346, VA 2705048183A, DC 67006785 TRADITIONAL
Expires 5/1/16 Valid initial visit only. Min. purchase required. Cannot be combined with other offers. SHINGLE
7.99% APR for 144 months, $11.10 per $1000 with 10% down, on approved credit thru GreenSky.
28 Contributing Writers The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

and to previous usage. They add, however, *John Bernard Long (1821-1874, son of
that to quiet public feeling they have deter- John Long and Ann Herbert, husband of
mined not to exercise any further right, and Sarah Ann Ellis; Oscar Miles (1823-1905
will not execute the warrants from the Land died in KS), son of Richard Henry Miles
Ofce. and Ann Tarlton, husband of Eleanora Gar-
2/16/1867, Baltimore Sun: Affairs in St. diner; George H. Morgan (1819-1870), son
Marys County. We copy from the Leonar- of Charles Morgan and Mary Ann Hayden,
dtown Gazette. Hon. Oscar Miles. We learn husband of Mary S. Brown; Luke White
from a letter recently received from this Barber Hutchins (1825-1881), son of Joshua
gentleman that he is now residing in Wa- Hutchins and Caroline Rebecca Barber,
verly, Saline Co. Mo. He speaks of favor- husband of Lydia Slye Barber; Uriah Tip-

The Attempted Oyster Take Over able terms of the West. (Did things get too
hot for him here and thats why he packed
up the whole family and moved to Kan-
pett (1803-1866), son of Benjamin Tip-
pett and Eleanor Hayden, husband for (1)
Mary Ann Bennett and (2) Susan Rebecca
6/2/1860, Baltimore Sun: Excitement in being made, and to obtain a record of such sas?). In 1900 he was living at Silver Creek ODonnell.
St. Marys County, Md. It was stated a few of the legislation of the late session of our in Cowley County, KS and his occupation
days ago that John B. Long, Oscar Miles, General Assembly as may have a direct or was given as capitalist.
Geo. H. Morgan, L.W.B. Hutchins and collateral bearing upon the subject-matter
Uriah Tippett*, of Maryland, had obtained in dispute.
warrants from the land ofce at Annapolis A meeting of the citizens of the county
for 200,000 acres of lands under the waters was to have been held at Leonardtown on
immediately surrounding St. Marys Coun- Thursday last to take the subject into con-
ty and that Benjamin Tippett was engaged sideration, and to determine whether they
in making surveys for the company. This will tamely submit to the perversion of a
movement seems to have excited much right, heretofore enjoyed in common by all,
feeling in that county and to have led to to individual uses. The survey, it appears,
violent resistance. The Leonardtown Bea- would divert from public to individual uses
con says: the oyster bars and other water privileges
In some sections the people have already in Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent and Po-
taken the law into their own hands, and tomac rivers and their tributaries. The gen-

February Fun Facts

have pulled up the posts set out in the wa- tlemen referred to above, however, in order
ter to mark the dominion of the company. to quiet public excitement, have within a
An agent of the people, we learn, has gone day or two published a card showing that
to Annapolis with a view to obtain a copy they were doing nothing unusual; that they February; the odd month out. Always the The Finnish denition for February
of the warrant under which the surveys are were proceeding in strict conformity to law short one, known for cold, sometimes drea- means Month of the Pearl. That seems
ry days. Like today. I actually like cloudy to tie in with the clean, uncluttered feel-
days, since the sun seems to hurt my eyes ing. I might have to wear my pearl necklace
so much. I am hoping I never get the nick- throughout the month. Well, its not a full-
name that my mother had growing up since length pearl necklace, maybe 6 or 7 pearls,
she didnt like the sun: Theda Bara, a silent but that will be ne.
lm sex symbol who was given the nick- Valentines Day of course is right up

Advertise in our name The Vamp for vampire. My eyes there with favorite holidays. Oh, which

even started to water in the sunlight a few means I better start putting out my Val-
years ago like my mothers. Oh God, I am entines decorations then too. For quite a
turning in to her. few years my husband and I have attended
Even I, can only take sunless days for so a wine and chocolate evening at Ingleside
long, more so because of my husband who Winery, but I dont think they are having
starts to go stir-crazy if there is no sun. the event this year. We have learned so

Dreary AND rainy days are especially long much about chocolate, the process, and the
for us because of this. Sometimes we just enjoyment of pairing chocolate with differ-
head to a movie. When does pool season ent wines. Purely scientic research you
start???? understand.
But I wondered what are some of the Other best things about February to me
good things about February. Well, the are: the day you are reading this, February
shortness can also be good, because you 2nd, because who doesnt like that crazy
can look forward to the months end- ground hog even if he does sometimes

ing. Leap years are especially fun for my make us miserable for a few more weeks
friends who were born on this day. It must every few years. Feb. 5th, which would have
be hard on them to always tell people that been my fathers 89th birthday. And Febru-
they only have a birthday every few years, ary is also known for celebrating past pres-
though you always hear them say that they idents birthdays, Black History Month,

Published the 2 nd Thursday

are then much younger than their friends and my personal favorite is that the rst
born in the same year. Saturday of February is Eat ice cream for
I found several denitions that Febru- breakfast day. I dont know about you, but

of Every Month.
ary means purication from its Latin roots. I am already starting to feel happier about
That sounds right to me. I always think February. My mood is lightening whether
of February as a light blue and white. So, the sky stays dark or not. Sowho is meet-
maybe February is the real month to purge ing me at Berts for a hot fudge sundae on

Two Papers. One Low Price. and declutter rather than January. This year
that works for me, since I didnt do my Pe-
ter Walsh 31 days organizational challenge
To each new days adventure, Shelby
Please send your comments or ideas to:
as I have for the last few years. I might have shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com or nd me

County Times St. Marys County l Calvert County

to start on February 1st and just miss the last
few days of organizing due to Februarys
shortened length. Okay with me.
on facebook: Wanderings of an aimless mind.

For prices and more information contact

Advertising Representative Jennifer Stotler
301.247.7611 u 301.373.4125 u jen@countytimes.net
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times 29

St. Cecilia Church Victory Baptist Church Grace Chapel Ministry
47950 Mattapany Rd, PO Box 429 29855 Eldorado Farm rd Member of the Grace Fellowship Brethren Churches
CharlottE hall, md 20659 Teaching The Bible Without Compromise
St. Marys City, MD 20686 301-862-4600
301-884-8503 Sunday Worship 8 A.M. Tuesday Bible Study 7 P.M.
Vigil Mass: 4:30 pm Saturday Sunday School 9:15 A.M. Tuesday Youth Group 7 P.M.
Blended Worship 10:30 A.M.
Sunday: 8:00 am Order Of gOOd news services
Weekday (M-F): 7:30 am Senior Pastor
sun schOOl, all ages...............10:00
Dr. Carl Snyder
Confessions: 3-4 pm Saturday sun mOrning wOrship.............11:00
sun evening wOrship.................7:00
Assoc. Pastor
www.stceciliaparish.com David Roberts
wed evening prayer mtg.........7:00
St. GeorGe roman CatholiC ChurCh You are invited to
ProClaiming thE ChangElEss worship with us!
St. George Church:
Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. word in a Changing world. We Are Located On The Corner Of Route 5 & 238
St. Francis Xavier Chapel:
Saturday, 7:00 p.m. (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Jesus saves 39245 Chaptico Rd., Mechanicsville, Md.
301-884-3504 Email: seeugoingup@yahoo.com
Weekday Mass Schedule: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1st Sat: 9:00 a.m. victOrybaptistchurchmd.Org www.gracechapelsomd.org/faith
Confessions: Saturdays: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment
19199 St. George Church Road Valley Lee, MD 20692 A member of the Southern Baptist Convention GRACE CHAPEL MINISTRIES
301-994-0607 www.saintgeorgeromancatholicchurch.org 8505 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637 Invites you to a new
240-254-2765 or 301-274-3627 worship service
EPISCOPAL CHURCH Senior Pastor Dr. J. Derek Yelton
Associate Pastor Kevin Cullins
Christ Episcopal Church Sunday School (all ages) 9:15 am
King & Queen Parish founded 1692
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am Every Saturday Night at 7 p.m.
25390 Maddox Road | Chaptico, MD 20621 Sunday Evening Worship & Bible Study 6:00 pm Launch Date: October 22, 2016
www.cckqp.net Wednesday Discipleship Classes 7:00 pm For more information call 301-884-3504
301-884-3451 (Adults, youth & Children) Or visit strivesomd.org

Sunday Worship
8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Organ & Choir
All are Welcome Hollywood United Methodist Church

24422 Mervell Dean Rd Hollywood, MD 20636


21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8
Katie Paul, Pastor 21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8
PO Box 1260
PO Box 1260
Lexington Park, MD 20653

St. Annes Church Sunday Worship 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Lexington Park, MD 20653
Pastor James L. Bell, Sr.

Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.

Pastor James L. Bell, Sr.
Church Schedule

Meeting at Dent Memorial Chapel
All of our services are traditional.

Church Schedule
21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8 Sunday
Child care is provided.
Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m.
Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall PO Box 1260 Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Lexington Park, MD 20653 Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Youth Group

Sundays - 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist 301-866-5772
21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8
Pastor James L. Bell, Sr. Tuesday
Evening Prayer 6:30 p.m.
Traditional Anglican Worship
Christian Preschool and Kindergarten available

Church Schedule PO Box 1260
Evening Prayer 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.

First Millennium Faith for a
Sunday Lexington Park, MD 20653

Third Millennium World

To place an ad on this page contact Jen Stotler

Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m. 301-866-5772

Morning Worship 10 a.m.
(301)934-6873 Pastor James L. Bell, Sr.

at 301-247-7611 or jen@countytimes.net

Evening Prayer 6:30 p.m.

Church Schedule Bible Study 7 p.m.


Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m.

30 The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mike Batson Photography 9:00AM Friday, Feb. 5, 2017

Freelance Photographers

Family Portraits Charlotte Hall Mini Storage
29971 Business Center Dr. Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
301-938-3692 301-884-9450
Cash only

County Times St. Marys County l Calvert County

Career Opportunity!
The County Times Newspaper is looking for enthusiastic
advertising sales representatives to join our team!
Please apply if you:
have previous sales experience (preferably in advertising),
are a self-starter, independent worker
and love interacting with business owners.
Unlimited earning potential!

Send resume to Jen@countytimes.net

To place an ad on this page contact

Jen Stotler at 301-247-7611 or
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The County Times 31

Where Service Comes First
Serving The Community Since 1994 Stored
Sales & Service
Farm Equipment Machine Shop
Group Health Insurance - Individual Market Health Insurance,
Dental - Vision- AFLAC Home Industrial Engines Welding
Life Insurance - Short & Long Term Disability,

Truck Load Sale

Payroll Services

Julie E. Wynkoop John F. Wood, Jr. Katie L. St. Clair

President Vice President Customer Service Mgr.
$271.35 Per Ton 40 Pound Bag $6.65
301.884.5900 - 301.934.4680 - Fax 301.884.0398- info@crossandwood.com
27898 Point Lookout Road Loveville, Md 20656

46924 Shangri-La Drive Lexington Park, MD

301-884-5904 vacation!
Fax 301-884-2884


limited time offer: Free Window

Improve your home. Improve your life.

Why in the world would we give you a

free window no strings attached?
Simple. Because we know that we have the most superior window on the
market and were that confident youll be blown away by our quality and
performance youll want to replace all of your windows with Long Windows!

How do I get my free window? Im John DePaola, President of

Were extending this limited time, free window offer to only a few select Long Windows. Weve come
homeowners. To qualify you must: up with a whole new way for
customers to experience the Long
3 be a homeowner 3 have an acceptable credit rating Windows difference risk free!
3 have an interest in replacing 3 have all homeowners present for a You wouldnt buy a car without
the windows in your primary demonstration of our top-of-the-line test-driving it, right? Well, now
residence in the near future Long Window with Heat Mirror you can test-drive our window!

Schedule Your Test Drive Today! 888-881-4340 First time Long Window customers only, living in
MD, DC or Northern VA. Valid initial visit only, for one
double hung window, up to 101 united inches, fully

FreeLongWindow.com Promo Code: SOUTH

installed with white capping. (Average windows are
approx. 93 united inches.) Expires 5/20/16. LFH
reserves the right to suspend promotion at any time.
32 The County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

MHBR No. 103