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St. Marys

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Were open, were going


to stay open and were
restocked and ready
for Christmas.

Carney Sworn Into Board of Education

- Rick Gerek, manager of the


RadioShack in Lexington Park,
part of a handful of stores that
survived Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

pg. 18

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Feature

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Obituaries

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First Friday

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Education

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Library Calendar

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Community Calendar

24

Church Directory

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Entertainment

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Games

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Classifieds

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Business Directory

29

Contributing Writers

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Convention GOP Straw


Poll Favors Cruz, Rubio
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
A straw poll of favored Republican presidential nominees taken at the Maryland
GOP convention on Solomons Island over
the weekend shows that at least state rank
and file party members want a candidate
more established in politics than those like
real estate magnate Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
The straw poll had Sen. Ted Cruz at the
top of the list with Sen. Marco Rubio coming in at second place.
State GOP operatives said that Cruz had
62 votes while Rubio had 52 votes.
The straw poll flies in the face of many
popular polls that have had Trump on top
for months in a crowded GOP field.
Trump came in third in the convention
straw poll with 49 votes.
State GOP representatives said the convention straw poll was open to central
committee members only and was entirely
informal.
However a straw poll taken back in August and released in September after a
month of reaching out to a broader base of
voters showed that Carson was on top with
31.8 percent of potential voters and Trump
was second in the earlier poll with 25.9
percent.
Rubio and Cruz took the third and fourth
spots respectively.
The broader poll took in about 1,000 voters GOP representatives said.
Political analysts say that the results of
last weekends convention poll show the
state party may have turned from pure
conservative ideaology to a more practical
outlook.
Todd Eberly, professor of political science

at St. Marys College of Maryland, said the


election of Gov. Larry Hogan, just the second Republican to hold the office in nearly
40 years, was a harbinger of such a shift.
It shows that the Maryland GOP has become especially focused on who they need
to win, Eberly said.
Both Trump and Carson have scored high
in popular polls including straw polls, Eberly said, with Carson having a particularly
strong showing in them.
Typically straw polls bring out the most
committed party activists, Eberly said,
noting that for purely conservative ideaology Trump and Carson usually have higher
marks than other candidates.
But, Eberly said, state party members
seem impressed with the conservative
bonafides of Cruz and Rubio.
It is amazing to consider that Trump
didnt finish in the top two, Eberly said.
Cruz is especially strong on immigration
reform and budget discipline, Eberly said,
while Rubio has one of the strongest stances
supporting pro-life issues.
These are two very conservative guys
by anyones measure, Eberly said.
Moreover, he said, pollsters continue
to be dogged by problems with reaching
enough of a sample of voters or even a lack
of participation.
Elections in Greece and Canada were
telling, according to Eberly, because in
those cases polls failed accurately predict
the electoral outcomes.
Weve had quite a few polls that
have missed the mark, Eberly told The
County Times. They all use the same
methodology.
guyleonard@countytimes.net

Longtime Electronics
Retailer Looking Ahead
To Black Friday

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
earlier this year, RadioShack is finally
emerging from financial turmoil and the
local store in Lexington Park will remain
in business, according to the stores manager Rick Gerek.
Were open, were going to stay open
and were restocked and ready for Christmas, Gerek told The County Times.
The future of the RadioShack store at
St. Marys Square, the countys oldest
shopping center, had been in question,
with some believing the store was going
to close.
County economic development officials
are pleased that the local retail store would
stay open, particularly in a part of Lexington Park that needed all the business presence it could get.
Weve been tracking this for several

years, said Robin Finnacom, deputy director of the countys Department of Economic Development. Its been thriving for
years.
It validates that its a great location.
RadioShack has been in business for almost a century but when it filed for bankruptcy last year it was revealed that it had
not turned a profit in nearly four years.
The company was finally bought out by
one of its creditors after much legal wrangling and the Chapter 11 proceedings concluded in the spring, but better inventory
did not begin to flow back into the stores
untill just two months ago, sources with
RadioShack said.
RadioShack is retaining its brand name
but is now owned by General Wireless.
The bankruptcy deal meant that more
than half of RadioShacks 4,500 stores
2,400 of them had to close.
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Overdoses Continue
To Plague Calvert,
St. Marys

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
The number of drug and alcohol related overdose deaths for Calvert and St.
Marys counties continues to be a major
concern with the number of those deaths
in Calvert on track to meet or exceed last
years fatalities.
The latest state statistics show that there
have already been 11 such deaths in Calvert County from the period of January to
June alone; there were 10 such deaths in
St. Marys County for that same time period which puts the tally at one over from
2014.
The state also measures what is known
as the crude intoxication death rate for
all of Maryland and its counties, with the
state average being 13.5 deaths for every
100,000 residents. Calverts rate is 15.2
while St. Marys comes in below at 9.6.
The number of heroin related deaths in
Calvert for the first sixth months of the
year continue to be high and have reached
over half of the amount in 2014 according
to state statistics.
There have been seven heroin related
deaths in Calvert in the first half of the
year compared to 13 for the entirety of

2014, statistics show.


There have been just two deaths connected to heroin overdoses in St. Marys
for the first half of the year compared to
just five in all of 2014.
But prescription opioids, which are
essentially synthetic heroin prescribed
for pain management, are another major
problem.
There have already been five such opioid related deaths in Calvert for the first
six months of the year, just two short of
the total number for all of 2014.
In St. Marys County there have been
three such deaths for the same time period
and the same for all of the previous year,
state fatality statistics show.
And where as heroin and prescription
opiate abuse has overtaken many other
drugs as the chief narcotics problem, in
St. Marys state fatality records show that
there have been four cocaine related overdose deaths for the first half of 2015, compared to just one for all of 2014.
So far in Calvert there have been no cocaine overdose deaths, state firgures show,
while there were two there last year.

Local News

This Holiday
Season, Give The
Gift Of Membership
Perfect Gift Idea For Friends And Family
This year, why not consider giving
friends and family the gift of membership to the Calvert Marine Museum. A
membership gift to the Calvert Marine
Museum offers opportunities for friends
and loved ones to discover the remarkable
world where fresh and saltwater meet to
form the largest estuary in North America. Membership is a gift that will offer
lasting memories and first-hand experiences all year long. As support increases,
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Calvert Marine Museums gift memberships include:
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Monthly email update of events and
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Advance ticket purchase opportunities
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Birthday parties
Member-only events
Discounts and priority placement in
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Store Discounts 10 percent every
day and 20 percent on the 20th of every
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Wm. B. Tennison charter discounts and
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And much, much more depending on
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So dont fight those large holiday shopping crowds, visit our website www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call one of
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Give Something That Means Something


Give Blood Or Host A Blood Drive

How to donate blood


Simply download the American Red
Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcross-

visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and


follow the instructions on the site.

Calvert
Huntingtown- Dec. 12: 7:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Lutheran
Church, 1450 Plum Point Rd.
Owings- Dec. 6: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jesus The Good Shepherd, 1601 West Mt.
Harmony Rd.

Prince Frederick- Dec. 4: 8:30 a.m. to


2 p.m., Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100
Hospital Dr.
Dec. 5: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. Pauls
Parish, 25 Church St.

blood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1800-733-2767) to make an appointment


or for more information. All blood types
are needed to ensure a reliable supply for
patients. A blood donor card or drivers
license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals
who are 17 years of age (16 with parental
consent in some states), weigh at least
110 pounds and are in generally good
health may be eligible to donate blood.
High school students and other donors
18 years of age and younger also have to
meet certain height and weight requirements. Blood donors can now save time
at their next donation by using RapidPass
to complete their pre-donation reading
and health history questionnaire online,
on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started,

can help by hosting a blood drive during


the winter months, and eligible donors
are encouraged to make an appointment
to give blood. Donors with all blood
types are needed, especially those with
types O negative, B negative, A negative and AB blood. Visit redcrossblood.
org to learn more about hosting a blood
drive. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross
Blood Donor App from app stores, visit
redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED
CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can
now use the Blood Donor App to access
their donor card and view vital signs
from previous donations.

The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to


give something that means something
this winter by making a lifesaving blood
donation or hosting a blood drive. Blood
donations often decline from now to
New Years Day when holiday festivities
pull people away from their donation appointments. Seasonal illnesses, such as
colds and the flu, can also have a serious
impact on blood donations In addition,
there are fewer blood drives during the
winter months when many hosting organizations postpone drives while people
are traveling for the holidays. Severe
winter weather may also cause scheduled blood drives to be canceled. Despite the busy holiday season and threat
of extreme freezing weather, the need
for blood remains steady. Organizations

Press Release

2015 Farms for the Holidays Guide Available Now!


handy mini-guide highlights farms that
offer a surprising array of locally grown
products and services, including Christmas trees and holiday dcor, unique
gifts, meats, seafood, produce and wine
and even fun farm-hosted events for the
whole family.
Published by the Southern Maryland
Agricultural Development Commission

(SMADC), the guide promotes local


farms in the regions five county area
(Anne Arundel, Prince Georges, Calvert, Charles, and St. Marys) and is free
to the public while supplies last at select
venues, regional public libraries and
Visitors Centers. For a full list of pickup sites visit www.smadc.com News
and Announcements page, or view the

Creative gift giving takes many forms,


but choosing items grown and created
locally also gives a gift back to your
community. This holiday season, why
not consider shopping at a local farm for
all your gifts and festive gatherings.
Find everything you need for the holidays here in Southern Maryland in the
2015 Farms for the Holidays Guide. The

guide online at the Get the Guides


page.
Christine Bergmark, Executive Director,
Southern Maryland
Agricultural Development Commission
(SMADC)
cbergmark@smadc.com or (301) 274-1922
/ Ext. 1

What is Source Reduction? Simply stated, Source Reduction is the

elimination of waste before it is created. It involves the design, manufacture, purchase, or use
of a material or products to reduce the amount of material that is discarded. Source Reduction
can go a long way to reducing the costs associated with the transportation, disposal or recycling
of waste. Best of all, practicing Source Reduction can SAVE YOU MONEY!!!

CHOOSE LESS PACKAGING

Buy refillable bottles of milk, soft drinks, beer


and other beverages.
Look for products with minimal packaging.
Buy the ones with the fewest layers.
Bring your own cloth or paper bag when
shopping. Reuse plastic bags when buying
produce or bulk items.
Use reusable storage containers instead of
single-use plastic bags.
Buy items in bulk to avoid extra packaging and
expense. Products available include nails, screws,
bolts, cereals, pasta, spices, candy and dried fruit.
Avoid individually wrapped items. Buy
economy-size packages of products you use a lot.
Make a shopping list of items you really need
and stick to it. Impulse buying may add to waste.

REUSE IT

Use glass jars for storing foods, screws and


nails, and sewing supplies.
Make a kit of twist ties and plastic bags to
take along when you go shopping.
Save plastic tubs from prepared foods to use as
storage containers in the refrigerator and freezer.
Use plastic jugs from windshield-washer fluid

to collect used oil for recycling.


Reuse scrap paper that's printed on one side.
Use the blank side for phone messages or notes.
Reuse greeting cards by using the front flap
as a post card.
After you've read a magazine, give it to
someone else to read, such as friends, nursing
homes, hospitals, schools, doctors' waiting
rooms or the library.
Save plastic foam peanuts and other packing
materials to use with your next fragile package.
Save used gift wrap to use again on a
smaller package.
Cut old bedding, drapes and clothes into
pieces for rags, or use them in braided rugs
or patchwork designs.
Remove nails and hardware from used lumber
so it can be reused in smaller projects. Lumber
that is not painted or treated can be safely used
for firewood.
Donate unwanted household items, clothes and
appliances that are still usable to charitable organizations. You can also sell them through classified
ads, community bulletin boards or garage sales.
Repair older items if possible and/or buy used
or remanufactured products and goods when
they will do the job as well as new items.

USE PRODUCTS THAT LAST A LONG


TIME BEFORE THEY WEAR OUT.

PRODUCTS THAT LAST A LONG TIME


CREATE LESS WASTE, AND YOU WILL
OFTEN SAVE MONEY IN THE LONG RUN!

Use reusable cloth napkins, diapers and towels.


Take a reusable coffee mug to work.
Use silverware and heavy-duty, reusable plastic
plates and glasses for parties and picnics.
Ask for high-mileage tires. Keep them filled to
the proper air pressure for maximum wear.
Buy compact fluorescent lights instead of
incandescent ones.
Clean, maintain and repair your tools, appliances,
vehicles, shoes and clothing.
Check consumer publications for lists of
durable items.
Use rechargeable batteries whenever possible.

Commissioners of St. Marys County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. OConnor
For Additional Recycling Information: Contact the St. Marys County DPW&T at (301)863-8400 or visit our website at www.stmarysmd.com

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The Southern Maryland


Wedding and Party Expo
By Muirgheal Wheeler
Contributing Writer
The Southern Maryland Wedding and Party
Expo occurred on Sunday, Nov. 21 at the Calvert County Fairgrounds.
It is now in its second
year, sponsored by local
businesses
associated
with catering, clothes,
music, and other items
necessary to create the
best wedding or party. Candy arranged nicely upon a white table with drapes on the
The festivities of the wall to help complete the feel and design of a real wedding.
event included raffles
and drawings as well as
different fashion shows
and wonderful wedding day that is
for parties and weddings. The Expo sure to be admired by others.
served to help people find local businesses to help them to create a unique contributing@countytimes.net

Photos by Muirgheal Wheeler

Tishima James sits at the booth her mother,


Gwen James, and her have held for two years.
They are both sponsors for the event.

Brittany Hinton (left) and Kayla Barmby (right) both consultants


for the company Pure Romance, their first time having a booth
at the expo.

Maryland Adds 10,800 Jobs in October


Since January, Maryland Gained 43,200 Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of Labor


Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment
data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey
data, Maryland added 10,800 total jobs over-the-month.
Marylands private sector added 12,500 jobs over-themonth. Maryland has recorded jobs gains in seven out of
10 months in 2015. Please note that Marylands preliminary jobs estimate for September was revised by BLS
from a loss of 4,000 jobs to a loss of 300 jobs.
The Maryland October preliminary unemployment
rate remained steady at 5.1 percent (September revised).
"The upward trend in jobs and growth in business creation shows that Marylands economy is improving and
stabilizing. It also indicates greater confidence in this
Administrations economic development policies as a

driver of job creation. It's an indication of confidence in


the economy and the direction its going inwere seeing that potential employers are feeling more confident
about opening a business here in Maryland, than they
have in the past, said Governor Larry Hogan.
I am proud to announce that as of October, Maryland
now has almost 7,000 more businesses than we had in
2011, the low point for business creation in the State.
As the number of Maryland employers continues to rise,
it's clear that that Maryland is 'open for business," said
Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary of the Maryland Department
of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
According to data released today, the Mining, Logging, and Construction sector added 1,700 jobs mainly
attributable to building construction. The Manufac-

turing sector gained 1,800 jobs. (The Durable goods


subsector added 500 jobs and the Non-Durable goods
subsector gained 1,300 jobs. Gains in the Non-Durable
Goods subsector were seen in food manufacturing businesses and gains in the printing and related support
activities subsector.) The Trade, Transportation and
Utilities sector added 2,700 jobs. (The Transportation,
Warehousing, and Utilities subsector gained 500 jobs.
The Wholesale Trade subsector added 200 jobs and the
Retail Trade subsector gained 2,000 jobs, attributed
to clothing and clothing accessory stores and sporting
goods, hobby and musical Instrument shops.)
Press Release

Ward Virts Concert with Brian Ganz


Rescheduled to Dec. 13
The College of Southern Maryland
has rescheduled its 2015-16 Ward Virts
Concert Series with a performance by
classical pianist Brian Ganz to 3 p.m.,
Dec. 13. Ganzs performance is the second of six in the series, all of which are
held at the Prince Frederick Campus,
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick in the Multipurpose Room of Building B.
Having performed as a soloist with
the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic (of Russia), the
Baltimore Symphony, the National
Philharmonic and many more, Ganz
is widely regarded as a leading pianist
of his generation. He is a laureate of
the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud
and the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium
International Piano Competitions and
has performed with conductors such

as Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, Mstislav Rostropovich and Piotr Gajewski.


Since 2011, Ganz has been fulfilling
a 10-year project, Extreme Chopin,
in which he will perform the more than
200 complete works by Frdric Chopin at the Music Center of Strathmore
in Bethesda.
Ganz is on the piano faculty of St.
Marys College of Maryland, where he
is artist-in-residence, and he is a member of the piano faculty of the Peabody
Conservatory. He is the artist-editor of
the Schirmer Performance Edition of
Chopins Preludes (2005).
The Ward Virts Concert Series is presented and sponsored by the CSM Foundation and is also sponsored by Dr. and
Mrs. Henry Virts, Edward and Patricia
Mehosky, Exelon Corporation, Nancy
Powell Hempstead in memory of Roger

Powell, and Stovy and Anne Brown.


Grants are provided by the Arts Council of Calvert County and Maryland
State Arts Council.
Admission is free and seating is open
but limited. Doors open for seating at
2:30 p.m. the day of the concert. For
information, contact 443-550-6011,
rfleming@csmd.edu or http://www.
csmd.edu/calendar/arts/prince-frederick/brian-ganz-piano. The complete
schedule for the 2015-16 Ward Virts Series is Brian Ganz (piano), Dec. 13; the
Barry Gurley Trio (pop/classical), Feb.
14; the Merling Trio (classical), March
6; David Kane (jazz/classical), April 3;
and the Octtava Duo (piano), May 1.
Press Release

Renowned pianist Brian Ganz will present the


second concert of the 2015-16 Ward Virts Concert
Series season beginning at 3 p.m., Dec.13, College
of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus,
Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams
Road, Prince Frederick.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The County Times

Local News

A New Residential
Director for the Arc
By Crista Dockray
Staff Writer
On July 6 of this year, The Arc of Southern Maryland welcomed their new Residential Director, Carol
Osborne.
Osborne came from CHI Centers, Inc. in Silver
Spring, where she worked for 30 years. CHI is a nonprofit, very similar to the Arc, that helps people with
disabilities obtain jobs, housing, vocational training
and more.
After 30 years at CHI, Terry Long who was also employed by CHI at the time and currently works at the
Arc as the Executive Director, encouraged Osborne
to move to the Arc of Southern Maryland. She would
work as their Residential Director, replacing Josephine
Parker who worked for the Arc for 32 years. In July,
Osborne decided for the change and made the move.
Its been wonderful, said Osborne. I like the area,
I like the peoplethe consumers the staff, everyone
has been very supportive.
We were really lucky to get Carol and have someone that is going to continue the care and empathy and
devotion to making sure that we are supporting the individuals correctly as people, said Nkeshi Free, Development and Public Relations Manager for the Arc.
In her early years, Osborne was a military dependant
as her father was a career officer in the Air Force. She
was born in Alaska before it was a state, and lived in
Europe, the Philippines and the United States.
It was a wonderful way of growing up, said Os-

borne. It really frames how you see the


world because you see that everybody
is basically the same.
Osborne graduated high school in
Germany and went on to attend Stanford where she majored in Psychology.
After Stanford, she moved to Washington, D.C. for graduate school at
Howard University, but realized this
was not the path she wanted. She then
started her career. She worked with
emotionally disturbed kids and then in
her mid-twenties, she began working
with people with disabilities.
She worked as a live-in staff person for a residential program then moved to CHI where she worked in
admissions, worked in case-management, moved to be
the Director of Quality Assurance, and then became
the Residential Director.
Since her start as the Residential Director with the
Arc in July, she has been settling in and learning the
ropes.
Im just going to ease my way into it because there
are people that have been here a long time and they
need to get to know me and I need to get to know
them, said Osborne.
She will be overseeing the 13 residential sites and 42
consumers in Calvert, the 13 residential sites and 41
consumers in St. Marys, and the two residential sites
and seven consumers in Charles.
Her responsibilities include health and safety, speak-

Photos by Crista Dockray

ing with families, finding new homes, managing current homes, creating programs for the consumers,
training staff and more.
Ultimately, I want to get more community integration, Osborne said, speaking of her future plans.
Anything that you or I would do, I want to facilitate
that.
She also finds a lot of value in families and providers
partnering together to work for the quality of life for
the consumer and hopes for even more of this in the
future.
Lastly, she looks forward to mentoring.
I really want to give back, I want to mentor younger
professionals because Ive learned a lot and I want to
make sure that goes on to somebody else, Osborne
said.
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Cops & Courts

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Suspects Identified in
Bank of America and
Cedar Point Federal
Credit Union Robberies

On November 9 at 7:25 p.m., officers


Detectives from the St. Marys County
responded to the Bank of America loCriminal Investigations Division and
cated in the 700 block of Charles Street
Crime Lab responded to the scene and
in La Plata for the report of a robbery
assumed the investigation
of a citizen. Upon arrival, officers
St. Marys and Charles County
made contact with the victim who reSheriffs Office investigators collaboported that, after she had driven up to
rated to determine the same suspects
Thomas
the ATM machine, a suspect armed
were responsible for both robberies.
with a long gun entered the back seat
The property stolen from both victims
of her car and demanded money. A
was recovered in Washington, DC. The
second suspect then entered the front
suspects, David Terry Lucky Luckpassenger seat. The suspects ordered
ett, age 36, of Southeast, Washington,
the victim to withdraw money from
D.C., and Charles Nathaniel Thomas,
the ATM and then drive them to a
Jr., age 40, of Southeast, Washington,
nearby location where they fled. The
DC, were positively identified as the
Luckett
victim was not injured and notified police
suspects in both robberies.
immediately.
Investigators from St. Marys and Charles
On November 11, 2015, at approximately County, with the assistance of members of
9:15 p.m., St. Marys County Sheriffs Office the Investigative and Patrol Divisions of the
and Charles County Sheriffs Office patrol Washington D.C Metropolitan Police Departdeputies responded to Cedar Point Federal ment, as well as the U.S. Marshalls Service,
Credit Union, located at 30330 Three Notch were able to locate and arrest both suspects
Road in Charlotte Hall, for the report of an for their involvement in both of the related
armed robbery. While using the ATM, the vic- robberies.
tim observed two male subjects approach his
Suspects Luckett and Thomas are currently
location. Subsequently, the suspects obtained being held in Washington D.C pending their
items of personal property from the victim. extradition back to the State of Maryland.
While attempting to flee to a local business,
the suspects fired a weapon toward the victim. Press Release

LAW OFFICE OF

DANIEL A. M.
SLADE, L.L.C.
LOKER BUILDING

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Police: Mother Whipped


Child With Cord

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

A woman local sheriffs deputies have


charged with second-degree child abuse
and second-degree assault has been released on bond but court records show the
children she had custody over have been
taken from her care.
Latasha Carter, of Lexington Park, is
alleged to have used a gaming console
cord to strike the 9-year-old child in the
back of the knees and on the left back and
shoulder, according to charging papers
filed against her in county District Court.
Police were informed when teachers
at Lexington Park Elementary School
where the victim was going to school
found evidence of abuse on the childs
body.

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VICE NARCOTICS

Javar Charles Nolan and his twin brother, Lamar Kevin Jarel Nolan (Age 28 of
Mechanicsville) were indicted and charged
for Possession of Heroin with the Intent
to Distribute following the execution of
search and seizure warrants. Suspect Lamar Nolan received an additional charge of
Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to
Distribute.
Lisa Marie Trossbach (Age 31 of California, MD) was indicted by St. Marys County
Vice/Narcotics detectives and charged with
numerous drug violations. The charges included Possession of Heroin, Possession
of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute,

L. Nolan

J. Nolan

Trossbach

and Possession of Oxycodone


with the Intent to Distribute.
Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of
Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200 x1918.
Press Release

POLICE REPORT

11-13-2015 Theft Deputy T. Wesner responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way
in California (Wal-Mart), for the report of a
theft. The suspect, Karin Jeanne Kless, age
40, of Mechanicsville, attempted to exit the
store without paying for merchandise. Further
investigation revealed, Kless opened packages
of merchandise and removed the contents.
Kless was arrested and transported to the St.
Marys County Detention Center. She was
charged with Theft Less than $100 and Malicious Destruction of Property less than $1000.
CASE# 66303-15

11-13-15 Theft Deputy J. Vezzosi responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way
in California (Wal-Mart), for the report of a
theft. The suspect, Stacey Michelle LoweGraves, age 44, of Lexington Park, attempted
to exit the store without paying for merchandise. Lowe-Graves was placed under arrest
and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft
less than $100 and was also served an active
Bench Warrant. CASE# 66383-15

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Inside the bruise was a cut that was


starting to scab over, charging papers
read. He stated his mom struck him
with the the cord because he was bad at
school.
When child protective service workers
questioned Carter about the alleged incident she told them that she had received a
call from the school about the child being
disrespectful and had used a belt to discipline the child.
The victim showed the cord to child
protective services personnel and law officers and told them Carter had used the
cord and not a belt as she had insisted.
The two children were put into the
custody of Carters sister, court papers
stated.

11-14-2015 Assault Deputy K. Krum


responded to the St. Marys County Detention
Center, for the report of an assault on correctional staff. Correctional Officer M. Graves
asked the suspect several times to wear his
shirt properly. The suspect, Tyler Patrick
Springer, age 22, of Leonardtown, intentionally and actively resisted. Correctional Officer
Graves made several attempts to gain control
of Springer and a physical struggle ensued.
Subsequently, Springer intentionally struck

Correctional Officer Graves with a closed fist


and then spit on his face. Springer was charged
with Second Degree Assault on a DOC Employee. CASE# 66551-15
11-13-2015 Child Abuse Deputy T. Synder responded to Lexington Park Elementary
School, for the report of alleged child abuse.
The juvenile displayed injuries consistent with
child abuse. The suspect, Latasha Shervonne
Carter, age 32, of Lexington Park was arrested
and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with Second
Degree Child Abuse and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 66294-15
11-12-15 Handgun in Vehicle While conducting surveillance in the area of Great Mills
Road and FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park,
Deputy Cole observed a vehicle fail to come
to a complete stop. Subsequently, a traffic stop
was conducted on the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the deputy detected what appeared to
be a moderate odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The suspect, Michael
Fitzgerald Dobbins, Jr., age 28, of Lexington
Park, was asked to exit his vehicle. An investigation of the vehicle revealed a handgun,
bullets, and an expired learners permit. Dobbins was transported to the St. Marys County
Detention Center. He was charged with Handgun in Vehicle, Handgun on or about a person, Possessing Regulated Firearm, Obliterate
the Manufacturer's Identification Number on
the Firearm, Driving Motor Vehicle without
a License and Failure to Display License on
Demand.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Story
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Food Pantry Donations Dwindle


as Demand Increases
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Local food pantries that help feed needy
families during the year as well as during
peak holiday times say that their ability
to do so is suffering while demand is only
increasing.
Local pantries stock up their cupboards
with food they buy on their own from
various sources, including the Southern
Maryland Food Bank, as well as by taking donations. But without the help of the
food bank the proposition becomes much
harder.
The problem is the food bank is open
less often even than last year. Catholic
Charities, the organization that runs, it is
signaling the donations they get to feed
other pantries are down as well.
Weve been blessed with enough resources that we can feel peoples needs,
said Bev Hargraves, who runs the pantry
at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington
Park. But the Southern Maryland Food
Bank has been closed more than last year.
Its harder to keep things on demand
and maintain the confidence that we can
help people.
The local foodbank, located in Waldorf

has long been a source of food that food


pantries have been able to rely on but now
that they have had to expand the amount
of food they buy from other sources, its
becoming harder to fulfill their mission.
When they have food to give out to local
pantries, the food bank weighs how much

Were
desperate for
volunteers.
We need
them almost
as much as we
need the food.
Pastor John Wunderlich is the senior pastor at First Saints Community Church and has seen firsthand the
dwindling amounts of food available for the pantry.

a pantry wants to take and charges them


18 cents per pound.
With that level of pricing available less
and less, local pantries have to buy food
from other local sources that are more expensive if donations dont answer the need.
Its difficult to get regular stocks from
the food bank, too, Hargraves said, since it
tends to be closed every other week.
The needs the church sees in Lexington
Park has leveled off so far as hungry families are concerned, but thats just part of the
story.
Its leveled off but we definitely have
more coming in these last four years, Hargraves said.
The situation in Leonardtown and the
surrounding community is different and
perhaps more needy, said Carol Barton, who
heads up the soup kitchen and food pantry
at the First Saints Community Church on
Point Lookout Road.
Weve probably had the worst year ever
because the need is so great, Barton said,
adding that on Tuesdays and Thursdays
when they serve lunch for free, they have a
combined attendance of 160 people.
But on some days its climbed to as high
as 125 people, she said. Its just getting
harder for us to do.
The donations to their pantry are drying
up as well, Barton said, and the food bank is
less help than before.
But their shortage is on two fronts, not
just one.
Were desperate for volunteers, she
Carol Barton and a volunteer busy themselves stacking food for the pantry at First Saints Community Church said. We need them almost as much as we
need the food.
in Leonardtown but the food they have on hand, Barton said, is tougher to replenish.

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There are between five and six volunteers


working the food pantry or the soup kitchen
or both, she said, but she could easily use
twice that many to help all the needy coming in.
Youre being the hands and feet of Christ,
helping the poor, Barton said. Its a blessing and a privilege.
She can tell that the need is growing by
who is coming in seeking help.
Its not the same people, Barton said. I
see a lot of new faces.
Often they are the middle-aged or senior
citizens, and many of those are elderly women, Barton said.
Volunteers are needed sometimes just to
make sure they can deliver food to people
who drive up in their cars who are unable to
walk.
Despite the sadness they see in peoples
needs, volunteers can keep going because
they gain strength from filling those needs.
You can volunteer for just 30 minutes
if thats all you can do, Barton said. Its a
good feeling.
Brenda DiCarlo, who coordinates the food
bank, said that the economic slump is at the
heart of several symptoms as to why their
ability to provide food to pantries is down.
There have been fewer food drives on the
food banks behalf, she said, and retail store
donations are down as well.
The economy hasnt provided the ability
for us to bounce back the way we would like
to, DiCarlo said. Some of the families who
had been donors are now recipients.
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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
news@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

HMCM Percy Arthur


Bud Morasch, 94
HMCM Percy Arthur
Bud Morasch, U.S. Navy
(Retired), age 94, of Ridge,
Md., passed away peacefully
on Nov. 13. Bud was born on
Jan. 20, 1921 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He joined the
U.S. Navy on Jan. 2, 1941,
serving 30 years before retirings Dec. 31,
1970. He then worked at Hewitts Lumber
and Patuxent Naval Hospital, retiring a second time in 1987. Bud was a resident of St.
Marys County for 56 years.
Bud proudly served his country as a
Hospital Corpsman in the Pacific Theatre
of World War II. Serving with the US 2nd
Marine Division during the Battles of Guadalcanal and Tarawa, he amassed multiple
successes, awards, and friends.
Tours of duty at Sea included: USS
TANGIER (AV-8), 3rd Medical Company,
2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force; Company A
Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Division,
Fleet Marine Force; USS LURLINE (Troop
Transport); USS HENDERSON (AP-1);
USS FOSS (DE-59); 2nd Marine Air Wing
Headquarters Squadron (HEDRON-2),
Fleet Marine Force; USNS GEN GAFFEY
(TAP 121), USS CAVALLARO (APD-129),
USS CADMUS (AR-14), USS NEOSHO
(AO-143) and USS CANISTEO (AO-99).
Tours of duty at Shore included: USN
Hospital Puget Sounds, Wa.; USN Hospital
Brooklyn, N.Y.; USN Hospital Key West,
Fla.; USN Hospital Bethesda, Md.; Shipyard Dispensary, Pearl Harbor, Territory of
Hawaii; and USN Hospital Patuxent River,
Md.
Bud will be greatly missed and remembered by all his family and friends as someone always willing to help others. He leaves
behind to cherish his memory: his loving
wife, Betty; daughter, Julie Rycraft and husband, Stu; daughter, Vera McNamara; son,
Edward Morasch, and wife, Cheryl; daughter, Eden Evans and husband, John; grandchildren, Trevor Rycraft, Juleen Hudak,
Shawn McNamara, Beverley Blackwell,
Carly Morasch, Ethan Morasch, Cameron
Evans, Tyler Evans; seven great-grandchildren; and shipmates and friends too numerous to list here. Funeral arrangements to be
determined.

Robin Ann Bassford, 50


Robin Ann Bassford, 50 of Mechanicsville, Md. passed away surrounded by her
children and family at Chesapeake Shores
Nursing Home, Great Mills, Md.
Robin was born March 20, 1965 in La
Plata, Md., the youngest daughter of the late
Mary Emily (Burch ) and Walter Edward
Bassford.
Robin is survived by her daughter Tammy Campbell (G) of Lexington Park, Md.;
son Robert Bassford (Jessie) of Mechanicsville, Md.; four grandchildren Nathaniel,
Chloe, Callie and Cammie; siblings Walter Bassford (Veronica) of Mechanicsville,
Md., Dian Aeschlimann (Larry) of West
Virginia, Edith Woodall (Mike) of Hughesville, Md., Brenda Simpson (Fox) of Waldorf, Md.; caregivers Sheroline and Mark
Fletcher, along with her nieces and nephews
and cousins.
Robin grew up in Hughesville, Md., attending St. Marys Catholic School, John
Hanson Middle School, and Thomas Stone

High School. Although Robin did not graduate from Thomas Stone High School, she
returned to night school and received her
GED. Robin was so proud of herself and so
were her children and family. Robin was
employed at Morelands County Store. Robin enjoyed gardening with a love for flowers, sewing, and needlepoint. Robin enjoyed
racing her racecar a Potomac Speedway and
MIR. She also enjoyed NASCAR, Jeff Gordon being her favorite driver. She enjoyed
her dogs Gandoff, Arwin, and Titan. Pink
was her favorite color.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can
be made to Hospice of St. Marys, P.O. Box
625, Leonardtown, Md. 20650
Family will welcome friends on Sunday,
Nov. 1, 2015 for a life celebration at 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. followed by a service at 1 p.m.,
at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.,
30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, Md.
20659.

Eric Alvin Veney, 48


Eric Alvin Veney, 48, of
Ridge, Md. passed away on
Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C.
on his 48th birthday. Born
on Nov. 8 in Washington,
D.C., he was the son of the
late Christine Annie Lovelace
Veney and Samuel Edward
Veney. Eric gradutated from Oakton High
School in 1985, he moved to St. Marys
County in 2001, coming from Alexandria,
Va. He was a landscaper.
Eric was the loving husband of Wendy
Morgan Veney whom he married on Jan. 11,
2013 in Leonardtown, Md. Eric was a loving
and devoted husband and father. There was
nothing he wouldnt do for his wife Wendy
or their kids. Eric was the protector of his
family and held that responsibility with
much pride. Eric was always there when
anyone needed advice and was never one
to judge. He wanted people to know it was
okay to make mistakes and someone always
had their back. Eric believed in forgiveness
and understood no one was perfect. Eric
wanted nothing more than for his children
to succeed and be compassionate understanding people. Eric had a love for football,
Cheering on the Cowboys with his motherin-law or rooting for Alabama. Eric also had
a need for speed, motorcross of course. Eric
and his family use to go up to Budds Creek
where he would ride, which was a sense
of freedom for him. Eric loved to fish and
would fish with anyone who would go with
him. If you didnt have a rod, he would have
one for you, you may not catch anything, but
youd be making memories.
Eric will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but especially by his wife.
Wendy and Eric were more than spouses,
they were each others best friends and
stronger halves. They often referred to each
other as their better halves and knew that together they could face anything. Eric would
often state Wendy helped him become the
man he truly wanted to be and through all
their trials, they always found a way to be
together. Together, they were the definition
of true love.
Eric is survived by his children; Morgan
Veney of Ridge, Md., Ryan Veney of Ridge,
Md., Demitre Carter-Veney of Orange,
Texas, and Seth Robinson-Veney of Medical Lake, Wa., siblings: Tammy Addison of
Manassas, Va. And Charlene Williams of
Mechanicsville, Va.
Family received friends on Monday, Nov.
16 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Mattingley-

Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown,


Md. with a funeral service held at 10 a.m. in
the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kevin
Cullins officiating. Interment followed in
the Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown, Md. Pallbearers were Billy Ridgell,
Chet Barrett, Allen Ridgell, Andy Tippett,
Jimmy Morgan and Rob Beall. Honorary
pallbearers were; Tiffany Ridgell, Brian
Irvin and David Strain. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eric Veney Funeral Fund at PNC Bank.

Patrick John (Pat John)


Forrest, Sr., 64
Patrick John (Pat John)
Forrest, Sr., son of Louis
K. Forrest, Sr. and Patricia
Bankowski Forrest passed
peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Nov.
17. Pat John was born on June
14, 1951 in Leonardtown, Md.
He has one brother, Louis K. (Sonney) Forrest, Jr. (Charlene) of Solomons, Md.
Pat John Attended Great Mills High
School before joining the Army. He served
in the 82nd. Airborne Division. On Oct. 24,
1970 he married the love of his life, Deborah Jean Reeder. Pat John and Debbie were
married 45 years and have four children.
Patrick John (PJ) Forrest, Jr. (Trina) of St.
Inigoes, Md.; Christopher Forrest (Margie)
of St. Leonard, Md.; Jessie Forrest (Amy)
of Ridge, Md.; and his baby girl, Angela
Forrest of Ridge, Md. Pat John has seven
grandchildren; Madison, Alyssa, Mercedes,
Karissa, Emily, Jordan, and Kayla.
Pat John retired from Local 1590 as a
Finishing Carpenter, 20 of those years were
spent with Gardiner And Gardiner Construction Company. His precision work can
be found throughout the tri-state area. Some
of his work was on the Chalk Point Cooling
Towers, the Woodrow Wilson, Bay and Solomons Bridges, and Nicks of Clinton. His
last few years were spent as a Supervisor and
doing finishing carpentry on numerous CVS
stores in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.
He was most proud of his work on the Cancer Center in Annapolis, Md. Pat John was
always working himself out of a job!
He loved life, his children and grandchildren, and of course his wife, Mom. A
lifelong resident of Ridge, Md., Pat John enjoyed cutting grass on his John Deere, fishing, his Budweiser with family and friends,
and having those popsicles for the grandkids
in Pop Pops Garage. Pat John lived his
life to the fullest, hisway.
The family received friends on Nov. 21
from 10 to 11 a.m. in St. Michaels Catholic Church Ridge, Md. A Mass of Christian
Burial followed at 11 a.m. with Father Peter
Givanoni officiating. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Hospice of St. Marys P.O. Box
625 Leonardtown, Md. 20650 or Ridge Vol.
Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456 Ridge, Md.
20680.

Thomas Allen Fatback


Jameson, Sr., 73
Thomas Allen Fatback
Jameson, Sr., 73, of California, Md. died on Nov. 15 at
Chesapeake Shores Nursing
Center in Lexington Park,
Md., surrounded by his loving
family.
He was born March 3, 1942,

in LaPlata, Md. to the late Thomas Paul


Jameson and Elizabeth Ann Greenwell.
On April 3, 1964 Allen married his beloved wife, Mary Jane Abell at St. Johns
Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood, Md.
Together they celebrated over 51 loving
years. He was employed as a Pipefitter for
the Federal Government for 33 years until
his retirement in 2005. After retirement,
he worked part-time as an attendant at
the St. Andrews Landfill. He was an avid
boater, and enjoyed crabbing. He coached
and played softball and often went to his
grandsons games and tournaments to cheer
them on. His other hobbies included shooting pool, duck and rabbit hunting, attending
horse races, playing cards, especially poker,
and socializing with his many friends. He is
a member of the St. Marys County Softball
Hall of Fame. He was an animal lover and
enjoyed his dog, Sno-Jo and cat, Missy.
In addition to his beloved wife, Allen is
also survived by his children, Thomas Allen Tommy Jameson, Jr (Lori) of Leonardtown, Md., Robert Keith Robbie
Jameson (Tammy) of Hollywood, Md., and
Donna Lee Dee Dee Gladu (Donald)
of Great Mills, Md.; his siblings, Beverly
Peters (Pete) of Millbury, Ohio, Freddie
Jameson of Ocean City, Md., Judy Jameson of Ocean City, Md., and Sarah Pinky
Manwiller (Jimmy) of Hollywood, Md.;
his grandsons, Tyler Allen Gladu of Piney
Point, Md., Brady Scott Jameson (Annie)
of Leonardtown, Md. and Cody Parker
Jameson of Leonardtown, Md.; his greatgrandson, Levi Scott Jameson; and many
extended family and friends. In addition to
his parents, he is also preceded in death by
his step-mother, Marie Jameson.
Family received friends on Friday, Nov.
20 from 5 to 8 p.m., with a Service of Remembrance at 7 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral
Home, 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, Md. 20650. Interment was private.
Memorial Contributions may be made to
the Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Va. 22311 and the
St. Marys County Animal Welfare League,
P.O. Box 1232, Leonardtown, Md. 20650.
Condolences may be made to www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Herbert Cole, Jr., 91


Herbert Cole, Jr., World
War II Veteran, 91, of Charlotte Hall, Md. passed away
on Nov. 16 at Charlotte Hall
Veterans Home.
Born Jan. 7, 1924 in Washington, D.C. he was the son of
the late Herbert Cole, Sr. and
Grace Cole.
In 1942, Herbert enlisted in the United
States Navy, where he served on the U.S.S.
Vincennes. After his military service he
married his late wife of 52 years, Catherine
Amanda Cole who predeceased him in
1998. Together they raised their sons; Billy
and Bruce, and daughter Bonnie. Herbert
worked as a crane operator for the Local 77
Operating Engineers for 50 years. He was
also a member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars.
Herbert had four siblings; Joe, Margaret,
Dorothy and Mary all of whom predeceased
him. Predeceased by his wife and daughter
Bonnie. Herbert is survived by his sons;
Billy Cole (Sharyn) and Bruce Cole (Peggy); grandchildren Karen Irvin (Brian) and
Michael Cole (Mandy), two great grandchil-

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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
news@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Robert Michael Jake Jacobs, 69, of Chaptico, Md.


died Tuesday, Nov. 17 at MedStar St. Marys Hospital in
Leonardtown, Md., surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 4, 1946

Gregory Thomas Brother Ridgell passed peacefully away on Nov. 19, 2015
at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home with
his daughter at his side. He was the son of
the late Austin Buck and Cecilia Ridgell
of Scotland, Md. and husband of the late
Marilyn Ridgell. He is preceded in death
by his brothers Leslie, Gus (Austin), and
George and his sisters Cecelia Flip Titus and Grace Pratt. He is survived by his
daughter Diane and his sisters Catherine
Dean, Eleanor Tippett, Clara Norris and
Susanna Wolf.
He joined the Air Force in 1950 and
served in the Korean War. He spent 26
years in San Francisco before moving to

Mary Ann Robey 54, of


Mechanicsville, Md. passed
away on Wednesday, Nov.
18 at Washington Hospital Center. She was born
on July 24, 1961 in Hagerstown, Md. Mary was the daughter of
Curtis Eugene Hall of Bluff City, Tenn.
and the late Mary Lee(Gower) Hall.
Mary enjoyed spending all her time
with her children and grandchildren.
She loved calling her two daughters several times a day just to talk. Mary had
an ongoing thing with all her grandchildren to see who could say I love you
for the day and night first, sometimes
she would win but not often because she
loved when the kids got excited because
they got her first. They were her heart.

Maryland with his family. He had a Forth


Degree Honorary Life Membership in the
St. Francis Assembly #43 Knights of Columbus Council in San Francisco. He spent
many of his later years as an usher at Our
Lady of the Wayside in Chaptico.
His many occupations included: janitor,
gardener and subway driver for the Senate
where he was known for always whistling
a happy tune.
He loved playing the slots, cardsespecially pinochle, golf, bowling, gardening, fishing and watching baseball, but the
thing he loved most was enjoying a great
meal out and telling stories and jokes with
his loved ones. He was known for his grin,
his easy-going attitude and his love for
others.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. with prayers
recited at 7 p.m. in St. Michaels Catholic
Church Ridge, Md. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28 at
10 a.m. in St. Michaels Catholic Church
Ridge, Md. with Father Peter Giovanoni
officiating, and Father Joseph Bayne celebrating. Interment will be held at a later date in the church cemetery. In lieu
of flowers contributions may be made
to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home 29449
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Leonardtown, Md. and her son, James
Curtis Robey (Melissa) of Lusby, Md. She
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Joseph O. Knoefel, 75, of


California, Md. died Tuesday,
Nov. 17 at his residence.
Born June 16, 1940 in Louisville, K.Y., he was the son
of Louis Knoefel and Martha
Stengler.
Joe Attended Florida State
University, where he earned his BS in Electronic Engineering in 1971. His career brought
him to NESEA, ST. Inigoes, Md. as a Project
Engineer in the communications and tactical systems division. By 1996, soon after
Mr. Knoefels proposal to design, integrate,
and test radio communication system (RCS)
for the new AEGIS ships was accepted, the
systems Integration and Test Division was
formed. In1990 Mr. Knoefel became the head
of the newly formed Systems Integration Directorate. The directorates major programs
include designing and integrating communication systems to meet the requirements of
ships, special warfare groups, and joint allied
endeavors; designing, testing, integrating,
and delivering RCSs for AEGIS ships; assisting the navy and other DOD components
regarding automatic data processing security
and computer networking systems; and developing the Joint Universal Data Interpreter to
provide joint service interoperability. In 1992
Mr. Knoefel transferred to NISE East Charleston, S.C., where he was the Security System
Department head and retired in 1994 from
Civil Service. Mr. Knoefel retired as senior
chief petty officer in the naval reserves. Joe
worked part time as a consultant for the government until the day he passed. Joe Loved to
spend time with his family. His hobbies were
his family especially his grandchildren. Joe
devoted a lot of his time helping others. In addition to loving his family Joe was very proud
to serve his Country all of his life.
Joe is survived by his wife Marty Knoefel
of 50 years and his children Joey (Crystal)
Knoefel of Callaway, Md. Jennifer Knoefel
of California, Md.; his grandchildren, Shannon Knoefel of California, Md., and Emily
and Lindsey Knoefel of Callaway, Md. Family received friends for Joes Life Celebration on Monday, Nov. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.
with a prayer service at 7 p.m. with deacon
Paul Bielewicz officiating at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Rd.,
Leonardtown, Md. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hits4Heros, Post Office Box 82, Leonardtown, Md. 20650 or
America Legion, St. Marys Post 54, Post
Office Box 362, Leonardtown, Md. 20650.
Condolences may be made to www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements made by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

rell Vargo. She is also survived by two


sisters, Teresa Smith (Ronald) of Bluff
City, Tenn. and Dawn Williams (Ken) of
Leonardtown,Md. and one brother Curtis Hall (Christine) of Hughesville, Md.
And lastly, she is survived by her 11
grandchildren, Breanna, Devin, Autumn,
Frank, Shampaigne, Lexy, DaiAndre,
Curtis, Nathan, Grace and Liah.
Family received family and friends on
Monday, Nov. 23 for visitation from 1
p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at
Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett
Way, Mechanicsville, Md. Interment was
private.

Joseph O. Knoefel, 75

in Baltimore, Md. to the late Warner W. and


Lucille V. Watson Jacobs.
In 1965 Jake proudly served in the United
States Navy for 28 dedicated years until his
retirement in 1993 as a Chief Warrant Officer. After retiring from the United States
Navy, Jake proudly worked with numerous
local Government contractors for 19 years
supporting the Navy fleet, retiring in 2012.
On Aug. 15, 1971, he married his beloved
wife, Mary Ellen Sue North. Together
they celebrated over 44 wonderful years
together.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, VFW Post 2632 in California, Md., American Legion Post 221 in
Avenue, Md., Fleet Reserve ASO Branch 92
in Lexington Park, Md., Vietnam Veteran
VO-67 Ghost Squadron, and the Mustang
Associates.
In addition to his beloved wife, Jake is also
survived by his children, Vickie L. Sandsbury of Lexington Park, Md., Marshelle A.
Jacobs of Chaptico, Md., Tammy R. Flanagan of Chaptico, Md., Charles F. Jacobs
of California, Md. and Wayne K. Jacobs
of California, Md.; his siblings, Margaret
K. Jackson of Lexington, K.Y., Barbara E.
Jacobs of Lexington, K.Y., Brenda L. Der
of Baltimore, Md., and Mary Beth Jacobs
of Baltimore, Md.; 11 grandchildren and
six great grandchildren. In addition to his
parents, he is also preceded in death by his
brother, William B. Jacobs.
Family received friends for Jakes Life
Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 2
to 5 p.m., with a prayer service at 4 p.m.,
at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, Md. 20650. A
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated
by Reverend Anthony Lickteig on Monday,
Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 23080 Maddox Rd., Bushwood,
Md. 20618. Interment followed in the
church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made
to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 23080
Maddox Rd., Bushwood, Md. 20618.
Condolences to the family may be made
at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home,
P.A.

dren Adrian and Zander, and two step great


grandchildren Rani and Charisma. Herbert
was buried with military honors Monday,
Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. at Maryland Veterans
Cemetery, 11301 Crain Hwy, Cheltenham,
Md. 20623.

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Leonardtowns small independent


businesses are open and full of wonderful,
unique gifts. Theyll each have a wish list
you can fill out just for that store.
Be sure to visit all the shops and tell
Santa what youd like him to bring!

On the first Friday of every month, historic


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officials. Baltimore journalist Marguerite Harrison
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Education

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Ruiz Earns UMD Transfer Academic


Excellence Scholarship
College of Southern Maryland
alumna Kayla Ruiz, of California, was awarded the University of
Maryland Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship (TAES) which
covers full tuition for four consecutive semesters. The scholarship, the
most prestigious offered to transfer
students, is awarded to students
who earned an associate degree
with a grade point average of 3.5 or
higher and who demonstrate civic
engagement in their community.
Ruiz began her studies at CSM as
a dual enrollment student while at
Leonardtown High School taking
math, English and anatomy classes
at the Leonardtown Campus. I had
a general idea that I wanted a career
in kinesiology and CSM offered exercise science which would allow
me to explore the field, said Ruiz.

I was fortunate to have Professor [Turner] Coggins at CSM who


pushed me to go above and beyond
what I would have in high school,
said Ruiz. In addition to excelling
at academics at CSM, Ruiz played
soccer for the CSM Hawks for two
years and was on the team that went
to the National Championship in
2013.
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Carney Sworn
Into Board of
Education

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School Board Continues


to Lament Tech Gap
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

Daniel Carney, left, is sworn in as the newly


appointed member of the St. Marys County
Board of Education by Clerk of the Circuit Court
Joan Williams.
Carney, who is the former chief financial officer
of the school system, was selected last week by
a unanimous vote of the Commissioners of St.
Marys County from a pool of 34 applicants.
He will finish out the term of Marilyn Crosby who
resigned her seat for health reasons.

The St. Marys County Board of Education voted Tuesday


to respond to a state survey about how each county provides
assessments, including the recently rolled-out PARCC tests, but
disagreed with the states findings that a 5-to-1 ratio of students
to computers was sufficinet for such test taking.
Schools Superintendent J. Scott Smith and the board said that
the myriad of problems the school system faced in administering the PARCC assessment on-line, including student unfamiliarity with the test, the sheer lack of modern computers and the
lack of bandwidth to support their use, could not be discounted.
Anyone who says that technology was not a problem [during PARCC testing] just wasnt listenting, Smith said. With a
5-to-1 ratio that means 20 percent of your students have access
while the other 80 percent dont.
Board Member Rita Weaver said that the states assessments
on how much technology was sufficient were unrealistic.
We dont have the computers or the bandwidth to be doing

this, she said.


Many of the computers used in schools, particularly at the
elementary school level, are up to eight years old.
Smith said that technology like computers must be replaced
every three to five years to ensure it does not become obsolete.
But the problem is the sheer cost, he said, since the school
system is only now able to retask $1.9 million of its operating
budget to purchase some more updated laptops and support
gear for student use.
The retasking of the money was recently approved by the
Commissioners of St. Marys County.
Smith reported Tuesday at the regular school board meeting
that the new computers and support equipment would be available for installation next month, though it would not come close
to reaching the lofty goal of providing a computer for every
student.
A computer for every child is a tremendous investment,
Smith said.
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Southern Maryland
Youth Orchestra
and Choir

By Crista Dockray
Staff Writer
The Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra
and Choir took to the stage to perform their
concert, Simple Gifts. The show took place on
Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Chopticon High School
at 3 p.m. The show featured the Treblemakers, for ages 8 and up, CAPELLA, for middle
and high school, and the youth orchestra. The
orchestra is directed by AnneMarie Karnback
and the choir is directed by Angelica Brooks.
They direct children and teens from all three
counties.
The Treblemakers performed Bantama Kra
Kro and A Solfege Christmas. CAPELLA
performed Bonse Aba and Carol of the Bells
and the Orchestra performed songs such as the
Ancient Echoes of Time and Simple Gifts.
The concert had a special performance by
Jennifer Cooper, a professional vocalist and
the President/CEO of Go-DIVA!, a production
company.
Next auditions for the SMYOC Orchestra,
TrebleMakers and CAPELLA are January 11,
12, 13, and 14. More details available online.
For more information on the Youth Orchestra
and Choir, visit www.smyoc.org.
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Md Ag Meeting Notice:
Maryland Agricultural
Commission to Meet Dec. 9
The Maryland Agricultural Commission will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on
Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Maryland Department of Agriculture (50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Md. 21401).
The Commission serves as an advisory
body to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary

of Agriculture. Its members are appointed


by the Governor and represent major commodity groups across Maryland. For more
information, contact Jessica Armacost: 410841-5828, jessica.armacost@maryland.gov.
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December Events at CSM


Runyon, will perform an assortment of
holiday classics in the big band swing
style. $5 in advance, $7 day of event.
bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.
csmd.edu/Arts.

Cupcake Decorating at CSM. 12-3


p.m., Dec. 12. College of Southern
Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus,
Building A, Room PFA-122, 115 J.W.
Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Learn
the basics of decorating cupcakes using techniques such as drop flower, rosette, star, pull out star, dots and zigzags. Bring one dozen baked, unfrosted
cupcakes to the class. Frosting and 12
piece cupcake decorating kit is included
in the cost of the class. Course number
PEP-8940-128268.Tuition and fees $49.

CSM Jazz Ensemble Concert. 8 p.m.,


Dec. 4. College of Southern Maryland,
Prince Frederick Campus, Building B,
Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams
Road, Prince Frederick. CSMs Jazz Ensemble Solid Brass, directed by Randy

St. Marys County


Genealogy Class at CSM. 7 to 9 p.m.,
Dec. 1-10. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Administration/Classroom Building, Room
A203, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Are you looking to improve
your skill set in family history and genealogy? Do you want to learn how to

Microsoft Office: Introduction to


Publisher 2013
Leonardtown branch will hold a
Microsoft Office: Introduction to
Publisher 2013 computer class on
Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Learn to create flyers,
cards, certificates and more! Basic
computer skills required and ability to
use a mouse. Adult computer classes

CSM Barbershop Concert. 8 p.m.,


Dec. 11. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus Building
A, Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road,
Leonardtown. Southern Mix, directed
by Paul Douglass, is a mens barbershop chorus which rehearses on CSMs
La Plata Campus. They will perform a
variety of holiday and seasonal songs.
$5 in advance, $7 day of event. bxoffc@
csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.
edu/Arts.
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are for ages 16 and up. Registration


required.

Buying and Selling Online


computer class
Lexington Park branch will hold a
Buying and Selling Online computer
class on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 10
a.m. to noon. Trying to sell your old
dining room table, or go into business
selling handmade scarves? Learn
which online selling venue is right
for you, Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, or
Etsy. Understand how to stay safe,
when buying and selling online.
Outfitting Outlander
Leonardtown branch will hold a
special program: Outfitting Outlander:
So much more than kilts, ye ken! on
Saturday, Dec. 12 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
This talk will explore how Outlanders
costumes and props compare to
18th-century artifacts recovered by
archaeologists in Maryland, such
as table glass, medicine containers,
horse tack, architecture, weaponry,
clothing and more! No registration,
free and open to the public. In
partnership with Jefferson Patterson
Park and Museum.

St. Maries Musica Holiday


Performance
Charlotte Hall Library will host
St. Maries Minstrels for a holiday
program on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at
7 p.m. Feel the joyful spirit of the
December holidays with St. Maries
Musica. Some familiar carols will
include the opportunity for the
audience to sing-a-long! Free and
open to the public.

CSM Wellness Open House. 3-6 p.m.,


Dec. 3. College of Southern Maryland,
Leonardtown Campus, D Building Foyer, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. A variety services, such as blood
pressure, vision, fitness and HIV screenings, fitness classes, healthy snacks and
prizes will be available at the campuss
wellness center. Free. Sherrise Debaugh
240-725-5372.

site of Marylands first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For


more information about the museum
contact the Visitor Center at 240-8954990, 800-SMC-1634, or info@HSMCdigshistory.org.

LIBRARY ITEMS
All St. Marys County Library
Branches Closed for Staff Day:
December 11
All three branches of the St. Marys
County Library will be closed Friday,
Dec. 11 for staff training. All branches
will be open regular business hours
on Saturday, Dec. 12.

transcribe and abstract documents you


find and discuss records from as far back
as the 17th and 18th century? Then join
us for Genealogy- the Next Step. Learn
what is available online, what repositories have information that can help answer your genealogical questions and
dig deeper into your family tree. Course
number AAA-7220-129326. Tuition and
fees $89. Registration through http://
www.csmd.edu/go/register.

On Dec. 5, begins a new holiday tradition with Historic St. Marys Citys
Colonial Christmas and discover the
spirit of Christmas past in the 17thcentury. Guests follow the journey
of a recently freed servant as he desperately searches for love. The people
he meets on his journey offer insight
on how he can win the heart of a girl
through colonial tradition and the
goodwill of the season. Join in the celebration by hanging evergreens, making crafts and learning a traditional
dance. Arrive dressed for the weather
and be prepared for mild walking.
Tours will depart every hour from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for students and free Friends
members and children five and under.
For information, call (240) 895-4990 or
info@HSMCdigshistory.org
Historic St. Marys City is a museum
of living history and archaeology on the

CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Brian Ganz, classical piano. 3 p.m., Dec. 13.
College of Southern Maryland, Prince
Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road,
Prince Frederick. Brian Ganz is widely
regarded as one of the leading pianists
of his generation. Ganz has appeared
as soloist with orchestras such as the
St. Louis Symphony, the St. Petersburg
Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony,
the National Philharmonic, the National
Symphony and the City of London Sinfonia. Ganz is on the piano faculty of
St. Marys College of Maryland, where
he is artist-in-residence, and is a member of the piano faculty of the Peabody
Conservatory. He is the artist-editor of
the Schirmer Performance Edition of
Chopins Preludes, (2005). Doors open
at 2:30 p.m. Limited seating. Free. rfleming@csmd.edu, 443-550-6011, http://
www.csmd.edu/community/the-ar ts/
music/ward-virts-series/index.

Colonial Christmas At HSMC

Registration is by phone 301-359-4760,


or online through http://www.csmd.edu/
go/register.

Calvert County
CSM Wellness Open House. 11-3 p.m.,
Dec. 3. College of Southern Maryland,
Prince Frederick Campus, B Building,
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick, B. Bldg. A variety of health and
wellness services, such as blood pressure, vision, fitness and HIV screenings,
fitness classes, healthy snacks and prizes
will be available at the campuss wellness center. Free. Melvina Frazier 443550-6000 ext. 6450.

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Test & Tune at


MDIR on Sunday

Thursday, November 26, 2015

BLEACHERS
A View From The
Broken And Beaten
Now What?
By Ronald N. Guy Jr.
Contributing Writer

On Sunday, Nov. 29, MDIR will host


the last Test & Tune of the season. Time
runs and grudge racing all day long! A
$1,000 to win gamblers race will also
be held for E.T. bracket racers. So bring
your grudge matches, street cars, pro
cars, bracket cars, imports, motorcycles,
and Jr. Dragsters to MDIR! Gates open
at 10 a.m., eliminations begin at 3 p.m.,
and the gates close at 6 p.m. Admission
is just $15 and kids 11 & under are free.
Test & Tune entry fee is $30 and No

Time entry fee is $40.


MDIR will be closed for the season on
Dec. 1, and will re-open again in March
of 2016. Happy Holidays everyone!
For more information on these events
call 301-884-RACE, visit us at www.
RaceMDIR.com or connect with us on
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @
RaceMDIR.
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Roaming my well-worn paths of


SoMD, I spotted a yard ablaze with
Christmas lights a mere week after
Halloween. Is it already time for flying reindeer, a financial hemorrhage
and the rotund distributor of dreams
come true? A bucket of bite-sized
sugar bombs still resides on my
kitchen table. What happened to
November? Its a nice month. Veterans Day. Endless football. College basketballs kickoff. National
Epilepsy and Native American
Heritage Month. Its even National
Novel Writing Month. WhoaIm
feeling the pressure.
And theres Novembers crown
jewel: Thanksgiving, my top seed of
underrated holidays (that aforementioned way-too-early Christmas display is proof). Turkey Day is steeped
in American history. It offers a brief
respite (hopefully) from the daily
grind, time with family and the opportunity to reflect and be thankful.
And if youre upright, healthy and
not desperately fleeing a terroristinfected homeland or picking up the
pieces after a tragic attack, theres
much to appreciate.
Sports seem so small considering the disturbing nature of recent
world events. Nevertheless sports
are what I do and sports are why
youre reading this column. I suppose as fans were all grateful that
games continue to be played. As for
the athletes themselves, there are
many who should feel particularly
indebted at the moment. Stephen
Currys Golden State Warriors are
blazing hot. Alex Ovechkin recently
broke the Russian record for NHL
goals. Bryce Harper was awarded
the National League MVP award.
And Ronda Rousey, after being
knocked out by Holly Holm, is the
former UCF bantamweight champion. Wait. What?
On the surface, that makes no
sense. While contemplating her
battered body and wounded pride,
it would undoubtedly make little
sense to Rousey too. Thankful for
losing her belt, an undefeated record
and title of the most overwhelming
MMA fighter male or female the
sport has ever seen?
Yes.
Rousey was a perfect 12-0 entering the fight with Holm. Nine of her
matches had ended in submissions,
via her trademark arm bar; the three
other victories were by KO/TKO.
Only one fight had gone past the

first round; eight


had ended in less
than a minute. She was devastating, charismatic and attractive. She
was the sports biggest attraction,
its first cross-over star. The ceiling
on her future was raised with every
convincing win.
So now what? Holm left Rousey
bloodied and in a heap on the canvas. After rising to congratulate her
victorious opponent, the one-time
Queen of Destruction resembled
the Cowardly Lion after Dorothy
popped him in the nose. The rage
was gone. She lookedbroken.
And therein lies the opportunity
and Rouseys reason to be thankful.
Not unlike society, the sports
world loves champions. Winners
are showered with adulations. Vince
Lombardi once said, Winning isnt
everything, its the only thing. But
it isnt that simple. What appeals
to people isnt just winning, its
triumph after adversity. Few can
relate to perfection and total dominance the pre-Holm Rousey. We
are flawed. We fail. We dominate
nothing. So victory after apparent
catastrophic failure is inspiring.
Michael Jordan, on his way to six
championships, was beaten back for
years by Boston and Detroit in the
playoffs and, after his baseball fling,
lost to Orlando in the conference
semifinals. Larry Bird and Magic
Johnson took turns getting the better of each other throughout their
careers. Chris Evert and Martina
Navratilova, the greatest rivalry Ive
witnessed, split their 80 matches 37
(Evert) to 43 (Navratilova). Each
player failed as much as she succeeded. Even Tom Brady and Bill
Belichick, the best quarterback and
head coach of their era, have been
uneven. Yes, theyve won four Super
Bowls. But theyve also lost two and
grinded for 10 years between their
third and fourth titles. Mike Tyson
never did recover from the Buster
Douglass loss. Personal and professional adversity seems to have gotten the best of Tiger Woods, too.
What does the future hold for
Rousey? Currently bloodied and
beaten, she has a chance to author
her own Rocky Balboa-like return
to glory. I hope she does. An epic
Rousey comeback would offer us
evidence to believe in the neverending series of our own. We could
all use the encouragement.
Send comments to RonaldGuyJr@
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Month Long
Small Works Holiday Art Show
Artworks@7th (9100 Bay Avenue,
North Beach)
As the Holiday season approaches, once again the artists
of Artworks@7th have been busily preparing one-of-a-kind Small
Works trinkets, stocking stuffers,
and other unique works of art to
help customers new and old celebrate the season and be a gift
giving superstar. This special show
will run to Jan. 17th with an opening reception and complimentary
refreshments on Saturday, Dec. 5th
from 1 to 4 p.m. So come on out
and peruse the distinctive works of
the Gallerys creative and talented
local artists you might just find
that something special for friends,
family, or even for yourself! Gallery Hours are Thursday through
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our telephone number is 410-286-5278 or
you can visit our website at www.
artworksat7th.com or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/
Artworkat7th.

Thursday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving Dinner
Church of the Ascension (21641
Great Mills Rd., Lexington Park)noon to 3 p.m.
The dinner is free and all you
need to bring are your friends and/
or a good appetite. Everyone
is welcome. Were serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with
turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes,
etc. And, of course, what would
Thanksgiving be without dessert!
Call the Church office at 301-8638551 for more information.
4th Annual 5K Turkey Trot
Calvert County Homeless Shelter
(Prince Frederick) - 7 a.m.
The 4th Annual Strut Your Stuffing 5K Turkey Trot to benefit the
homeless shelter of Calvert County, Project ECHO. Early registration is highly recommended to
guaranteed a fabulous t-shirt! Visit
www.5kturkeytrot.vpweb.com
to
be directed to the appropriate registration web site. Join 500 of our
local neighbors to start the Trot at
7:00 a.m., get your exercise in for
the day, and eat guilt free for the
rest of the day knowing you sacrificed your Holiday sleep for the
homeless of our community. For
more information about the run to
benefit Project ECHO, contact Trisha Riggs-Gipson at trishgipson@
comcast.net or 410-535-0044 ext.
4.

Friday, Nov. 27
Hearth and Home
Visitor Center (18751 Hogaboom
Ln., St. Marys City)- 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.
Give your post-Thanksgiving
kitchen a break and experience

what and how the colonists prepared food in the olden days.
This hearth and home event is a
lively exploration of 17th-century
foodways focusing on most things
venison. We invite you to watch
demonstrations in various methods of venison cooking and preservation while discovering the 17thcentury versions of a refrigerator,
stove, and food processor. All activities are included in general admission to the museum: $10 adult,
$9 for senior, $6 for children ages
6 to 18, and free for those 5 years
and younger and Friends members.
Bring a non-perishable food item
for the Southern Maryland Food
Bank and enjoy a $1 discount. For
more information, contact 240895-499 0, 800-SMC-1634, or info@
hsmcdigshistory.org.

Saturday, Nov. 28
Hearth and Home
Visitor Center (18751 Hogaboom
Ln., St. Marys City)- 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.
Give your post-Thanksgiving
kitchen a break and experience
what and how the colonists prepared food in the olden days.
This hearth and home event is a
lively exploration of 17th-century
foodways focusing on most things
venison. We invite you to watch
demonstrations in various methods of venison cooking and preservation while discovering the 17thcentury versions of a refrigerator,
stove, and food processor. All activities are included in general admission to the museum: $10 adult,
$9 for senior, $6 for children ages
6 to 18, and free for those 5 years
and younger and Friends members.
Bring a non-perishable food item
for the Southern Maryland Food
Bank and enjoy a $1 discount. For
more information, contact 240895-499 0, 800-SMC-1634, or info@
hsmcdigshistory.org.

Sunday, Nov. 29
Annual Holiday Bazaar
St. Marys Fairgrounds (Fairgrounds Rd, Leonardtown)- 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Crafters, vendors, homemade
items, gifts, and more!

Monday, Nov.30
On Pins & Needles
Calvert Library Twin Beaches
Branch (3819 Harbor Rd # 200,
Chesapeake Beach)- 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework,
knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. For more
information, call 410-257-2411.

Tuesday, Dec. 1
CSM Chorale and Chamber Choir
Concert
CSM La Plata Campus (8730 Mitch-

Thursday, November 26, 2015

To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar,


please email news@countytimes.net with the listing details by
12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.

ell Rd., La Plata)- 7:30 p.m.


CSMs Chorale, under the direction of Krystal McCoy, will be joined
by the Chamber Choir in performing an assortment of holiday classics. $5 in advance, $7 day of concert. For more information, contact
bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828,
or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.

Wednesday, Dec. 2
The Miracle Pond Southern
Audubon Society
Washington Square Community
Center (101 Kennedy Place, La Plata)- 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Come enjoy an evening with one
of Marylands most noted photographers. Middleton will present
his newly released book featuring
nearly 800 photographs of natural
beauty. Years in the making, Middleton captures nature in action
at Baltimores Patterson Park following the Wood Ducks life cycle
along with other waterfowl, migrating Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers,
songbirds and raptors. Join us for a
journey of discovery with this enormously talented action shot photographer whose publication will be
available for purchase and make a
great holiday gift. Holiday refreshments will be offered so come early
and enjoy! For more information
contact SMAS President, Michael
Patterson, at 301-752-5763.

Thursday, Dec. 3
Spanish Class for Little Amigos
Waldorf West Library (10405
ODonnell Pl., Waldorf)- 6 to 6:30
p.m.
For ages 2 to 5. Children will enjoy hearing stories in English and
Spanish. Well read stories, sing
songs and do finger plays and a
craft! For more information, call
301-645-139 5.

Friday, Dec. 4
Madrigal Dinner
Christ Episcopal Church (37497
Zack Fowler Rd., Chaptico)- 6:30
p.m.
Ditch the holiday hubbub and
step back in time for an elegant
evening of fine dining and merry
music. Presented by the Chopticon
High Schools Chorus Boosters,
the Madrigal Dinner and Concert
features festival holiday music performed by Chopticons Peace Pipers, Infinity, Divas and CHS Chorale. All proceeds from the performances benefit Chopticons choirs.

Saturday, Dec. 5
Madrigal Dinner
Christ Episcopal Church (37497
Zack Fowler Rd., Chaptico)- 6:30
p.m.
Ditch the holiday hubbub and
step back in time for an elegant
evening of fine dining and merry
music. Presented by the Chopticon

High Schools Chorus Boosters,


the Madrigal Dinner and Concert
features festival holiday music performed by Chopticons Peace Pipers, Infinity, Divas and CHS Chorale. All proceeds from the performances benefit Chopticons choirs.
Music Holiday Concert
St. Luke UAME Church (45000 St.
Luke Ct., Piney Point)- 5 p.m.
Come out, enjoy yourself, and get
into the holiday spirit. Concert features Wilbur Johnson and The Gospel Persuaders, and Like Minds.
Donation: $10 tickets and food
will be sold at the door.
Meet the Authors
Coffee Quarter (22576 MacArthur
Blvd. #336, California)- 3 to 6 p.m.
The Third Annual Meet the Authors event. This is a great opportunity to meet local authors and illustrators and to purchase an autographed copy of your favorite book
for yourself or as a gift. The Coffee
Quarters delightful menu will be
available for purchase that day,
as well. Participants include Linda
Stewart (Snows Rest, Snows Run,)
Arianna Pray/Vesta Clark (The
Mythos Cycle,) Eddie and Mary
Washington (Pegasus: The White
Man, The Red Horse, The Black
Boy,) Christina Allen (A Micro-Chip
on My Shoulder, Momma Tree,)
Joyce Judd and Ellynne Davis (Ellynnes Top Tomato Cookbook,
Halloween Fright on a Chesapeake
Night, The Chesapeake Cats and
the Easter Surprise, all edited by
Myra Raspa,) Patrick and Jeanne
Burke (Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg,) Dan Dobbins (Andros, TheInfamous Exploits of John Gideon,)
and Hank Caruso (X-Traordinary
Planes, X-Traordinary Pilots.) This
event is free and open to the public. For more information, you may
contact 301-475-2577.
Winter Owl Prowl Field Trip
Myrtle Point Park (California)- 8 to
9 p.m.
Youths
especially
welcome!
This trip is co-sponsored with the
Friends of Myrtle Point Park and is
an annual event attempting to call
out the resident owls of the park.
Owls are nocturnal and not easy
to spot. We will meet in front of the
park gates and attempt to attract
owls by having them respond to recorded calls. Please dress for the
weather, but avoid noisy clothing.
This event is weather dependent
and rain or high winds will cancel
the event. To find Myrtle Point Park
take Rte. 4 in St. Marys County to
Patuxent Boulevard and follow to
the end.
RSVP to Bob Boxwell at 410-6105124 or bobboxwell@hotmail.com.

Sunday, Dec. 6
An Afternoon Delight
Christ Episcopal Church (37497
Zack Fowler Rd., Chaptico)- 2:30

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

p.m.
The Madrigal Concert is the Madrigal Dinner with fewer calories! The
afternoon show is a combination
of delightful music and delicious
desserts.
Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary Vendor/Craft
Show
Rescue Squad Building (21530
Coltons Point Rd., Avenue)- 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Different crafters and vendors will
be represented. Food, drink, and
homemade desserts. There will be
a pick-a-gift raffle and silent auction. For table rental information,
contact Jackie at 240-925-8473 or
email jewoddell@md.metrocast.net.
COSMIC Symphony Concert
Patuxent
Presbyterian
Church
(23421 Kingston Creek Rd, California)- 4 p.m.
COSMIC Symphony, directed by
Vladimir Lande, presents its Holiday
Pops concert. Celebrate the season
with COSMIC as they present a joyful program of holiday favorites for
the whole family. The concert will
feature many popular tunes in a variety of genres including highlights
from The Nutcracker. Tickets online
at www.cosmicsymphony.org or at
the door. Individual ticket is $10,
special (senior, student, military) is
$8, family is $25.
Christmas Bazaar
Mechanicsville
Rescue

(28120 Old Flora Corner Rd., Mechanicsville)- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Bring the kids to have their picture
taken with Santa. Santa will arrive at
11 a.m. Sorry, no pets allowed. Kids
do your Christmas shopping for
your family at our Kids Table. There
will be over 30 vendors; door prizes;
and food for sale. Vendors - rent a
table for $35. Please pre-register
for the table by calling Kathy Owens at 301-884-8432. Please bring
a non-perishable food item or a new
unwrapped gift to donate to needy
families in the area.

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Summerseat Farms Annual


Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 5, 2015
11:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Monday, Dec.7
LAFRA Unit 93 monthly meeting
(21707 Three Notch Rd., Lexington
Park)- 6 to 7:30 p.m.
All Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet
Reserve Association Unit 93 members are cordially invited to attend
our monthly meeting as well as
Branch and Associate members interested in working with Unit 93 on
our projects helping our veterans
and our community.

at the historic Summerseat Farm House, beautifully


decorated for the Christmas season.
Enjoy holiday cookies and cider, visits with Santa,
photos with Santa, Christmas music, Christmas craft
room for the kids, hay rides, visits with the farm animals

$5.00 per family


For information, call 301-373-6607/301-373-5858 or email info@summerseat.org.
Summerseat Farm, Inc 26655 Three Notch Rd Mechanicsville MD 20659

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CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY


METHODIST CHURCH
Hollywood United Methodist Church

24422 Mervell Dean Rd Hollywood, MD 20636

301-373-2500

Rev. Sheldon Reese, Pastor


Sunday Worship 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
All of our services are traditional.
Child care is provided.
Sunday Evening Youth Group
Christian Preschool and Kindergarten available

CATHOLIC CHURCH
St. Cecilia Church

47950 Mattapany Rd, PO Box 429


St. Marys City, MD 20686 301-862-4600
Vigil Mass:
4:30 pm Saturday
Sunday:
8:00 am
Weekday (M-F):
7:30 am
Confessions:
3-4 pm Saturday
www.stceciliaparish.com

St. GeorGe roman CatholiC ChurCh


St. George Church:
Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
St. Francis Xavier Chapel:
Saturday, 7:00 p.m. (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Weekday Mass Schedule: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1st Sat: 9:00 a.m.
Confessions: Saturdays: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

19199 St. George Church Road Valley Lee, MD 20692


301-994-0607 www.saintgeorgeromancatholicchurch.org

BAPTIST CHURCH

NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH

CATHOLIC

Victory Baptist Church


29855 Eldorado Farm rd
CharlottE hall, md 20659

301-884-8503

Church Schedule

Order Of gOOd news services


sun schOOl, all ages...............10:00
sun mOrning wOrship.............11:00
sun evening wOrship.................7:00
wed evening prayer mtg.........7:00

ProClaiming thE ChangElEss


word in a Changing world.

Jesus saves
victOrybaptistchurchmd.Org

HUGHESVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH


A member of the Southern Baptist Convention
8505 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637
301-884-8645 or 301-274-3627
Senior Pastor Dr. J. Derek Yelton
Associate Pastor Kevin Cullins

Sunday School (all ages)


Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship & Bible Study
Wednesday Discipleship Classes
(Adults, youth & Children)

21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8


PO Box 1260
Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-866-5772
Pastor James L. Bell, Sr.

9:15 am
10:30 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.


Tuesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
Friday Men Perfecting Men 7 p.m

Grace Chapel Ministry


Member of the Grace Fellowship Brethren Churches

Teaching The Bible Without Compromise


Sunday Worship 8 A.M.
Sunday School 9:15 A.M.
Blended Worship 9:15 A.M.
Wednesday Bible Study 7 P.M.
Tuesday Youth Group 6:30 P.M.
American Heritage Girls
1st & 3rd Thursday 6:30 P.M.
Senior Pastor - Dr. Carl Snyder
Assoc. Pastor - David Roberts
Youth Pastor - Luke Roberts
You are invited to worship with us.

We Are Located On The Corner Of Route 5 & 238


39245 Chaptico Rd., Mechanicsville, Md.
301-884-3504 Email: seeugoingup@yahoo.com
www.gracechapelsomd.org/faith

Greetings from the Bible Temple Church


family in Mechanicsville Maryland.
Here at Bible Temple, we believe that in
this life it is important to have strong and
healthy relationships
1.A relationship with Christ
2. A personal relationship with
family and friends
Through these relationships, we develop
the characteristics of love, understanding
and forgiveness; the true heart of Christ.
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3).

We invite you to experience the change


the transformation with us. Just bring
your heart and God will supply the rest.
Come grow with us in a place,
Where the Word Reaches the Heart!
Everyone is Welcome!
Leadership: Pastor Joseph and
First Lady Marilyn Young
Sunday School for all ages: 9:00AM
Sunday Morning Worship: 9:45AM
Bible Study: Wednesdays at 7:30PM
Address: 29050 New Market Village Road,
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Website: www.bibletemplechurch.org
Phone number: 301-374-9110

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Entertainment

The County Times

Ornament-Making
Drop-in Fun at Annmarie

Annmarie To Offer Family-Friendly Drop-In


Ornament-Making In The artLAB
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will host four drop-in days of OrnamentMaking Fun on Nov. 25, 27, 28, and 29, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Bring your family
to the artLAB to make Pinecone Penguins,
Ugly Sweaters, and Festive Tree ornaments
all from repurposed and recycled materials. Projects are appropriate for all ages; reservations are not required; activities included with regular admission. For additional
information or questions, call 410-326-4640
or visit www.annmariegarden.org.

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Thursday, Nov. 26
4th Annual 5k Turkey Trot
Prince Frederick - 7 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 27
Travers, Allen, and Previti Acoustic Rock
The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach) - 7:30
to 10 p.m.

Press Release

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Team Trivia
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd.,
Dowell) - 7 p.m.
Happy Hour
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd.,
Dowell) - 3 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 1
Burger and Pint Night
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd.,
Dowell) - 4 to 7 p.m.

Still Standing
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd.,
Dowell) - 8 p.m.
DJ/Karaoke

Anthonys Bar and Grill


(10371 Southern Maryland
Blvd., Dunkirk)
Live Music by LaTrice Carr
The Lounge at Bollywood (San
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St. Marys Department of Aging


Programs and Activities
Enhance Fitness classes offered for
FREE during the month of December
Join us at a senior activity center near you for a well-rounded fitness class that incorporates aerobic,
strength, balance, and flexibility components all in a one-hour workout. Enhance Fitness is being offered during
the month of December at the Garvey,
Loffler, and Northern Senior Activity Centers free of charge to all participants (normally $3/class). Whether
you already regularly participate in
Enhance Fitness, or have been wanting to give it a try, heres your chance
if you are 50 years of age or older. For
more information, call Alice at 301475-4200, ext. 1063.

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Enjoy the holiday season and this
lovely event on Monday, Dec. 14 at 11
a.m. See the fabulous holiday decorations that the Mistress Brent Garden
Club has created and installed in the
Historic State House in St. Marys City.
A club member will explain the techniques and materials used to deck the
halls of this Jacobean-style landmark.
This is a perfect time to get together
with friends for lunch. If youve attended before, you are welcome to
go again, as the decorations are always different. After touring the State
House, enjoy a delicious lunch at the
State House. The Shop at Farthings
Ordinary will be open before and after the State House tour. Fee: $24,
includes lunch at the Inn at Broome
Howard. Preregistration required. Call
301-475-4299, ext. 1063.

Live Christmas Performance at


Northern
The Charles County Show Troupe
will perform How the Grinch Stole
Christmas on Monday, Nov. 30 at
10:30 a.m. at the Northern Senior Activity Center. Come enjoy this classic
holiday story along with singing, dancing, and talent galore. The show is free
and is sure to be a lot of fun. Dont
forget to sign up for lunch by noon on
Wednesday, Nov. 25. After the show
enjoy lunch of a hamburger with natural cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion
with condiments on a deli roll along
with orange and pineapple salad, apricots, and low-sodium V8 juice. To sign
up for the show and lunch, call 301475-4002, opt. 1/ext. 3101.
Holiday Trivia & White Elephant Gift
Exchange
The Garvey Senior Activity Center will
host the ultimate holiday themed trivia
afternoon on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from
noon to 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to
those who demonstrate a high level of
holiday knowledge. An optional white elephant gift exchange will follow the trivia
challenge; gift value should be around
$7. Bring a wrapped item to participate.
Lunch will include fruit juice, roast beef,
mashed potatoes, gravy, asparagus, dinner roll and oatmeal raisin cookie. Cost
for lunch is $6 for those under the age of
60 and a donation for those 60 and over.
Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1050 to sign up.
Gift Donations Needed for Christmas
Gift Bingo
Every year the Loffler Senior Activity
Center hosts a special day of Bingo in

which Christmas shopping items are the


prizes. We have a full house of 50 players
signed up and are now looking for donations of gifts for our prize table. Donations should be new items, not shopworn
or expired foodstuffs, but items suitable
for gift-giving. They should not be giftwrapped. Donations can be dropped
off at the Loffler Senior Activity Center,
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. now through Dec. 15. Thank you for
thinking of us. If you have questions, call
301-737-5670, ext. 1658.
Christmas Piano Recital
Enjoy our Easy Listening Lounge for
Lunchtime Listeners on Friday, Dec. 4 at
the Northern Senior Activity Center. The
students of Meleah Backhaus Shrout,
pianist, composer, and private piano instructor, will be featured on the Great
Room stage from noon to 1 p.m. playing
music for the holiday season. The audience is requested to arrive by 11:30 a.m.
so that lunch can be served prior to the
start of the performance. Lunch for this
event is meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, seasoned greens, whole wheat dinner roll, apple juice, and peach crisp for
dessert. Meal contributions will be taken
the day of the performance. For more information or to reserve a lunch, please
call 301-475-4002, opt.1/ext. 3101.
Fresh Greenery Needed
The staff and volunteers at the Loffler
Senior Activity Center are gearing up
for the holiday season, which includes
making centerpieces and swags for our
annual Christmas Party. We are looking
for donations of freshly cut evergreens.
We will be using most evergreens except

cedar. If you would like to give us some


clippings from your yard, we will gladly
accept them on Dec. 7, 8 and 9 from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information
call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658.
AARP Smart Driver Course
As a result of evidence-based research findings, the AARP Smart Driver
Course includes a focus on areas where
older drivers could benefit from additional training, including: roundabouts, pavement markings, stop-sign compliance,
red-light running, and safety issues such
as speeding, seatbelt and turn-signal
use. The class is offered at the Garvey
Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, Dec.
8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $15
for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers, payable to AARP. Members must
show their membership card to get the
member rate. Advance sign up is required. Lunch is available at the Center;
cost is a donation for ages 60 and above
and $6 for those under the age of 60.
Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1050 to register
for the class and for the lunch menu and
to make lunch reservations.
Basket Weaving Workshop for Beginners and Beyond
Make a handy Christmas basket at the
Garvey Senior Activity Center on Monday, Dec. 14 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The
completed basket measures about 4 in
diameter and features red or green reed.
The class is taught by Pam King, Three
Dimensional Fiber Artist. The cost for
the kit, which includes all materials and
tools, is $15. Payment is due at the time
of registration. Call 301-475-4200, ext.
1050 for more information.

Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-737-5670, ext. 1658


Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050
Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 13101
Visit the Department of Agings website at www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information.

Fact or Fallacy, Pt II
By Linda Reno
Contributing Writer
There are many members of the Stone
family of St. Marys County who claim they
are descended from Governor William Stone
(1603 to 1660), Marylands first Protestant
governor. They are not. Their ancestor was
a farmer named William Stone who was here
prior to 1688 and died about 1714. Our William Stone married Mary Stratford, daughter
of Joseph and Mary Stratford.
William and Mary (Stratford) Stone had
three children: Ann Stone (died 1747) who
married Peter Joy (they are the ancestors of
the Joy family); William Stone, Jr. (died 1766)
who married Susanna Greenwell; and Joseph
Stone (died 1752) who married Mary Miles.
Many descendants of John Thompson
Yates claim that his wife was Jane Doyne
Stone of Charles County, a descendant of

Governor William Stone. That assertion is


also incorrect. His wife was Jane Stone (1782
to 1823), daughter of Francis X. Stone (wife
not known), granddaughter of John Stone
(died 1769) and Jane Raley, and great-granddaughter of Joseph Stone and Mary Miles.
Jane was named in the will of her uncle,
John Michael Stone in 1783. Will of John
Michael Stone, St. Marys County, Feb. 15,
1783 to Aug. 5, 1785. Cousin: Ann Williams, daughter of Hugh Williams, a Negro
girl named Grace. If Ann dies, the Negro is
then devised to Jane Stone, the daughter of
Francis Stone. In case I cannot return home
in two years, the Negro Grace should be delivered to Hugh Williams. Exec.: Brotherin-law, Hugh Williams. Wit.: Philip Clarke,
George Clarke. (Cousin was often used in
those days in lieu of niece or nephew).
There was no girl named Jane Doyne
Stone. This was actually Jane Doyne (1782 to

1860), daughter of Jesse Doyne and his second wife, Ann King Gray of Charles County.
Jane Doyne married Francis Stone of Charles
County.
Will of Ann King Doyne, Charles County,
April 25, 1806 to July 21, 1806. Daughter:
Cordelia Doyne, one moiety or half of the
real estate where I now reside being pt. of
Manor Poynton to include the houses now
tenanted to and occupied by a certain Joseph Davis provided she makes over to my
other representatives all of her right to the
land she may hereafter be entitled by her
marriage to Joseph Doyne, late of Charles
County. Grandson: William Doyne Stone, a
negro child named Fanny. Daughter: Jane
Stone, one moiety or other half of the real estate where I now live and not devised to my

daughter Cordelia Doyne being pt. of Manor Poynton to include my present dwelling
house. Exec.: Son-in-law, Francis Stone and
daughter, Cordelia Doyne.
Lastly, Maddox descendants often claim
their immigrant ancestors were Samuel
Maddox and Ann Notley, niece of Gov.
Thomas Notley. No proof exists. Ann Maddox (wife of Samuel) was living when Gov.
Notley made his will in 1679 and she is not
named. He did name his godchildren (who
were named for him): Thomas Notley Goldsmith and Notley Goldsmith (son and daughter of John Goldsmith), Notley Maddox (son
of Samuel and Ann), Notley Warren (son of
Humphrey Warren), and Notley Rozier (son
of Benjamin Rozier).
Have a great Thanksgiving!

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