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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Commissioners on Budget Cutting Spree

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For years the Board of County Commission- ers have funded groups that operate outside county government which provide valuable community, cultural and human services – but that climate is rapidly changing. Commissioners this week begrudgingly agreed to cut some money from nearly all non-county agencies, such as the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, the Three Oaks homeless shelter and even programs for disabled kids at Greenwell State Park received cuts. Commissioner Cindy Jones was adamant about broad cuts because of her stated belief that non-county agencies should change their operat- ing models to make them independent of taxpayer money. She also noted that even funding these agen- cies at their current rates was likely not sustainable because county budgets will get tighter and tighter. “I can’t tell people we’re going to be able to flat fund these things over the next several years,” said Jones (R-Valley Lee). Commissioner President Francis Jack Russell (D-St. George Island) agreed to some of the cuts but cautioned that the county should strive to keep or- ganizations operating because of their value to the community. “I don’t think it’s in the best interests of the county to do away with all of them,” Russell said,

who defended the Optimists Club from being cut because “they do more for this county promotion- wise than anybody else.” Commissioner Todd Morgan (R-Great Mills) defended keeping funding for the higher education center at $45,000, while Jones wanted to cut it to

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Commissioner Daniel Morris (R-Mechanics- ville) came up with the compromise of keeping the funding at $40,000, which Morgan agreed with. The mood appeared to grow tense during the budget work session Monday. “It’s still a reduction, which is the point you’re trying to make,” Morgan said to Jones. “The point I’m trying to make?” Jones asked, to which Morgan replied: “Cut everything.” Both Jones and Commissioner Larry Jarboe pushed to have funding for some of the groups cut to zero. The Sotterley Foundation requested $75,000 in funding but had it cut back to $60,000, while the River Concert series at St. Mary’s College got their funding cut back from $9,000 in requests to just

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Jones agreed to the compromise. “It’s a wonderful amenity … but its not neces- sary to support it with tax dollars,” she said. The Three Oaks shelter likewise requested $150,000, $20,000 over what they are currently get- ting, but had their funding reduced to $120,000.

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By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

Monday night the St. Mary’s Democrat- ic Club hosted a candidate forum between current Circuit Court Judge David Densford and his opponent and local prosecutor Joseph Stanalonis. Some attendees, even other Dem- ocrats, were upset because they were not al- lowed to ask questions of either candidate and some were told they had to leave the meeting after both had given a statement. Stanalonis, a registered Democrat, told The County Times the evening event at DB McMillan’s Restaurant in California left many of his supporters feeling disrespected. He said that his supporters, many of them Democrats and wearing a blue and gold campaign t-shirt, were told to leave because of their attire after the candidates had finished their statements. Despite being a Democrat in a non- partisan race, Stanalonis has received the endorsement of the county Republican Cen- tral Committee. Densford is also a registered Democrat. He also said that only Democratic Club members were allowed to ask questions of either he or Densford; there were only two questions, he said. “I thought that was unusual since it was a forum and there were about 75 people there,” Stanalonis said, adding there was con- fusion as to why some of his supporters were asked to leave. “It wasn’t a very welcoming feeling for my Democratic supporters,” Stanalonis said. “There were a lot of unhappy Democrats in the hallway.” One of them was Cpl. William Raddatz,

a veteran detective and sheriff’s deputy who supports Stanalonis. “I wasn’t wearing a [campaign] shirt but

I was told to leave, but I didn’t,” Raddatz said. “I piped up and said, ‘We’re Democrats, we belong here.’” Raddatz said he was a “life-long” Demo- crat with roots going back to the 11th Ward in

Chicago. “I’ve never been treated that way by my party,” Raddatz said. “I thought we were the party of inclusion.” April Tarleton, another Democrat and Stanalonis supporter, said she and others like her were treated like “outcasts.” “There were also Densford supporters there and they weren’t asked to leave,” Tar- leton said. “I felt … like I wasn’t welcome.” Karl Pence, president of the Democratic Club, said it was not his intentions for Demo- crats who were not club members to leave and that it was a misunderstanding. “I didn’t ask them to leave, if someone asked them to leave that was a mistake,” Pence said. “It wasn’t any type of anti-Stana- lonis stance.” Pence said, however, that the forum was really for club members and that it was a pri- vate meeting. “I never billed it as a public forum, it’s a members’ event, really it’s for club members to ask the questions,” Pence said. “It was a club affair.” Densford said he believes the more people who are allowed to attend a forum be- tween him and Stanalonis and ask questions the better, but how the Democratic Club con- ducts its meetings is its own affair. “I would not have done it [have certain attendees leave] that way but I was a guest,” Densford said. Densford said his opponents brought David Willenborg, the chair of the Repub- lican Central Committee, to the meeting to sow discord. “They intended to disrupt things, no question,” Densford said. “They want to cause trouble.” Willenborg denied he came there to an- tagonize anyone, and said the club should’ve known there would be a mixed group at the forum. “I chose on my own to go … I was po- lite the entire time,” he said, adding that no one asked him to attend, and he has attended Democratic Club meetings in the past.

More Money Sought to Preserve Farmland

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

With the Board of County Commis- sioners still deciding what to do with per- haps $30 million in extra funds this bud- get session, members of a county advisory board want them to put aside more than $7 million to preserve agricultural land. John K. Parlett, Jr., chairman of the Agriculture, Seafood and Forestry Board posted a letter to commissioners last week saying that the county’s goal of preserving some 60,000 acres is only 19,320 acres com- pleted and with lower easement prices on agricultural land the county should act soon. “Now is the time to preserve agricul- tural property,” Parlett told The County Times. “The prices have come back down, they are now in the $5,000 to $7,000 [per acre] range.” “There is no time like the present, the conventional wisdom says the real estate values will go up,” Parlett said. “It’s never

going to be cheaper to preserve this agricul- tural land than right now.” The board members stated they want- ed the county to provide about $7.4 million to pay for easements on eight properties that represent about 816 acres worth of agricul- tural land. Commissioner Cindy Jones (R-Valley Lee) told The County Times that the board is wary of projections from the state that show increases in the income taxes appor- tioned to the county. “These disbursements can be some- what inaccurate,” Jones said of a reported 16 percent increase in the amount of income tax revenues the county collected. “That would mean residents had an income in- crease of about 15 percent and I don’t think they would tell you that has happened.” She said commissioners would re- main flexible with their fund balance, but because no commissioners brought up the land preservation issue, she doesn’t hold out much hope for it.

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Local War Hero Clancy Lyall Dies

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

Clarence “Clancy” Lyall, one of the elite 101st Air- borne Division paratroopers immortalized in books and television who helped topple Nazi Germany has died. He was 86 years old. Lyall, who lived in Lexington Park, was a member of the famed Easy Company of the 2nd Battalion in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment that jumped behind German

lines into Occupied France on D-Day and fought its way with the rest of the division to Adolf Hitler’s mountaintop resort in Berchtesgaden just before the war ended on May 8, 1945. Easy Company was the subject of historian Stephen Ambrose’s book “Band of Brothers” and a cable miniseries produced by cinema mogul Steven Spielberg of the same name in 2001. Another book titled “Silver Eagle” was in the works that detailed Lyall’s life and career in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper just before he died. Liz Lyall, his wife, said Wednesday that the book, completed with the help of a Belgian jour- nalist who visited her husband several

times, would be published in September. “It’s totally his life story from start to finish, I’m just sad he didn’t get to see it,” she said of her husband. In earlier interviews Lyall always spoke of his military service with pride and despite the fear he felt in combat he al- ways expressed his desire to be a part of an elite unit that was given the most important tasks to accomplish. “He wanted to go in there and handle his business,” said his son Arthur Lyall. “He was courageous in everything he did.” Despite his obvious pride in his ser- vice — his home was laden with memora- bilia from his service in World War II and elsewhere around the globe — he never spoke of himself as a hero. “He didn’t feel that way but he cer- tainly was,” Liz said. “That was his duty

and he did it … he didn’t feel any heroism about it.” Clancy was born in Orange, Texas in 1925, moved to Pennsylvania in 1939 and joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and com- pleted Airborne training in 1943. He was assigned to what would become the legendary Easy Company of the of the 506th PIR in May of 1944. Lyall gave a written timeline of his service on the Internet, detailing parachuting into Nor- mandy on D-Day and all through the war. “I landed two miles from St. Marie-Eglise,

the war. “I landed two miles from St. Marie-Eglise, camp they liberated in Bavaria, he wrote.

camp they liberated in Bavaria, he wrote. Lyall also served in the Korean War as well as an advi- sor to the French Foreign Legion in Vietnam, then known as Indochina, where they were besieged under heavy artillery fire by the Vietnamese communists. The battle of Dien Bien Phu was the final great battle the French colonial army there fought and led to their being routed from the country, ushering in a communist North Vietnam. Clancy wrote that he conducted intelligence and patrol operations to aid the French and left two weeks before the position fell to the communists. His wife said he often told that story and of his har- rowing escape. “He floated down the river on his back to escape all the incoming fire,” his wife Liz said. “When he got to a bank he was chased by a farmer with a pitchfork.” Lyall continued to fight for veterans here at home in his later years and served on House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s Veterans Affairs Committee. Lyall had been deeply critical of the way veterans were receiving poor care at military hospitals upon returning from the war zone several years ago and made sure Hoyer knew about it.

zone several years ago and made sure Hoyer knew about it. During a 2007 interview, Clancy

During a 2007 interview, Clancy Lyall shows his service ribbons, rank and commendations from his service in World War II and Korea. Above, he points to the M-1 Garand battle rifle he used in combat in World War II from the D-Day invasion onward.

“He’d call him [Hoyer] at midnight if necessary,” Liz said of her husband. Clancy was also a member of many veterans’ organi- zations as well as a past president of the Ridge Lions Club. When in public he often wore a hat that denoted his service and his rank of master sergeant. He had six children and seven grandchildren. “We just love him and miss him already but he’s at peace now which is what we all want for him,” Arthur said.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Study: State Faces Serious Corruption Risk

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

When it comes to accountability and integrity for Maryland’s executive, legislative and judicial branches, as well as ethical procurement policies and disclosure of lobbying activities, Maryland ranks 40 out of all 50 states in terms of its ability to withstand corruption, ac- cording to a study from the group State Integrity Inves- tigation (SII). SII rated the state overall with a “D-minus” in terms of government integrity; the study gave the state an “F” for providing the public access to information, accountability for the governor’s office, managing of state pensions and insurance commissions and legisla- tive accountability. The only bright spots in the ranking were political financing and the state budget process with a “C” and “C-minus” respectively. “It’s not good, it’s not something to be proud of,” said Todd Eberly, a political science professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. “It speaks to a need for reform.” Repeated reports from the state’s Office of Legisla- tive Audits regarding shaky procurement practices for millions of dollars at State Highway Administration, as well as many others detailing problems in other agencies have also gone unheeded, the SII study stated.

“In Maryland’s clubby capitol, there’s little trans- parency, procurement policies are Byzantine and audit results are often ignored,” the report reads. An egregious example was that of State Sen. Ulyss- es Currie, who was hit with a federal corruption indict- ment for not disclosing the fact that he received money from Shoppers Food Warehouse while actively support- ing legislation that benefited that company.

“In Maryland’s clubby capitol, there’s little transparency, procurement policies are Byzantine and audit results are often ignored.”

The reforms lawmakers are considering in response to the Currie affair would only make more transparent the fact that legislators receive money in such fashion, but does nothing to stem the flow of the dollars.

“If you want to improve public trust just ban it,” Eb- erly said of the practice. The report also detailed instances where an employ- ee of the governor’s office left service there only to be rehired by a company seeking guaranteed contracts for offshore wind energy. The report called this the “revolving door.” “In Maryland, the distance between government and the private sector is slim indeed,” wrote freelance journalist Christian Bourge in a lengthy addendum to the study. Eberly said there is little incentive in Annapolis to change the ethical situation because it benefits too many people. “It is harmful in that it embarrasses the state, it shows that Maryland continues to lag in cleaning up that image,” he said. “It’s a one party thing, it’s about protect- ing the establishment.” Christopher Summers, director of the Maryland Public Policy Institute, said Maryland’s history is “lit- tered” with public officials who had benefited from questionable deals. “It’s no surprise to me where Maryland stands,” Summers told The County Times. “It’s almost seen as a way for public officials to advance their careers.”

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In the days leading up to the voter reg- istration deadline March 13, some Republi- cans in Calvert County believed they would overtake Democrats as the party with the largest number of voters, but by March 19 the numbers were dead even at 22,665 reg- istrants for each party. Unaffiliated voters counted for 10,229 of all the registrants in the county. Staff at the Calvert County Board of Elections said the dead heat was unexpected. “It’s a tie,” said Mike Rawlings, a board of elections worker. “It’s a long shot.” Rawlings said Democrats held the lead in Calvert by just a handful of votes, with the difference closing fast. Frank McCabe, chair of the Calvert Republican Central Committee, said he be- lieved the GOP would once again gain a ma- jority the same as it did in 2003 and 2004. “I’m confident when they reopen regis- tration … we’ll have a lead,” McCabe said. “It just seems incredible [the tie] given the size of the numbers.” He lamented the fact that he and other Calvert GOP members would have to pro- vide dinner as part of a friendly bet for their

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McKay’s Hopes New Concept Will Revive Hollywood Store McKay’s store on Hollywood Road. By Carrie
McKay’s Hopes New Concept Will Revive
Hollywood Store
McKay’s store on Hollywood Road.
By Carrie Munn
Staff Writer
While the St. Mary’s Alcohol Bever-
age Board deals mainly with applications
and violations at their monthly meetings,
on March 8, Thomas McKay, President of
McKay’s Food Stores, asked for feedback
on a planned project.
A new concept for the local business’

Hollywood-Leonardtown Road location would consist of a liquor store with a vastly expanded variety of wine, liquor and beer,

a restaurant, offering restaurant quality and

variety foods for dining-in or carry-out, and

a wine bar, featuring self-serve dispensers,

explained McKay. For the concept to come to fruition, the store will seek to reduce the size of an existing premise-wide license, while add- ing a second restaurant license. Concerned the board may be unfamiliar with such an establishment, and hoping to get feedback prior to officially submitting the applica- tion, McKay said this unusual approach will enable his company to more thorough- ly address concerns ahead of time. “There’s really nothing nearby to com- pare it to directly,” he said, adding he thinks this hybrid plan will be well received in

Southern Maryland. A plan for how to improve upon the Hollywood store has been a long time in the works, McKay said. The company had planned to combine the location with the Wildewood store, but when the liquor board denied the transfer of the liquor license last August, they went back to the draw- ing board. The following month, Hurricane Irene dealt the Hollywood store another blow, causing a loss of inventory and dam- age to an already aging building. “The idea of simply continuing busi- ness as usual didn’t make any sense … we hadn’t planned to do that anyway,” he stated. “The location had really outlived it’s useful life as a conventional supermarket,” McKay said, explaining years of research and market studies led the company to de- velop a three-in-one type of offering that makes the most of the location. The restaurant will be a bistro-style with a wide variety of freshly prepared food options, like Asian and southwestern cui- sine, McKay said. He pointed to the trend of more and more individuals and families dining out and the growing popularity of wine as a dinner drink in the U.S.

the growing popularity of wine as a dinner drink in the U.S. “People don’t mind paying

“People don’t mind paying $15 or $25 for a bottle of wine, but they prefer to know whether they like it or not,” he said. The wine dispensers will allow cus- tomers to try a variety of wines for a small amount of money and then purchase the one most pleasing to their palate right at the same location. He said he hopes to offer local wine varieties and something “definitely unique to the area.” “We’ve had to take some risks, but we really had to,” McKay said, commenting that moving ahead with this outside-the- box concept plan is out of a desire to get the

store re-opened and aim for success. “If the liquor board’s decision is adverse, it’s going to have significant impact on our plans and our progress to date.” “It will serve the community in a way it’s really not being served today, and hope- fully the board will consider that,” McKay

said. The company anticipates moving for- ward to applying for the change to the lo- cation’s existing, grandfathered license and new restaurant class license in May.

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Early Action Eases School Budget Tension

By Carrie Munn Staff Writer

Last week, the St. Mary’s County Commissioners made a statement, allo- cating $80.6 million out of the requested $82.6 million for the public schools’ FY13 budget. Superintendent of St. Mary’s County Public Schools Michael Martirano told The County Times on Wednesday he was pleased but surprised with the announce- ment, remarking, “they’ve never done that during my tenure.” “I’m very appreciative of how the commissioners have handled it, because they’ve taken out all the drama and com- munity angst,” he said. Martirano said in comparing this time last year with the present, “it’s like two dif- ferent worlds.” He said while there is about a $2 million shortfall, he’s happy to be re- ceiving “above and beyond maintenance of effort.” The county appropriated just more than $77 million to schools during the last budget cycle. By being up front, stating where the county’s revenues and fund balance are at, and addressing the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) and the seemingly immi- nent state-mandated teacher pension shift, with a $4.1 million set-aside, the commis- sioners have allowed the school system to move forward with union negotiations and making internal adjustments as needed, the superintendent explained. “The community has made the case that education is a priority and the com- missioners have listened,” Martirano said. “We have a new set of commission-

ers who want to do business different,” he stated, adding their “pragmatic approach” is enabling a much less strenuous budget process for both parties. Martirano said his top priority is to see that teachers, who have gone without cost of living raises for three years, are taken care of. Effective teachers, he said, are the most excellent resource we can put in front of our children. During discussion at last week’s bud- get work session, Commissioner Dan Mor- ris suggested a member of the board, or at least a county representative, should sit in on teacher negotiations. “There’s no one in the room that signs the check,” he said. Even though he didn’t get the full re- quested amount, Martirano said he remains optimistic that “this year is turning out to be a very good year for education and I’m going to celebrate that.” While he understands variables may come down the line beyond the commis- sioners’ control, he said, they have, in good faith, given he and his staff solid numbers to work with, putting them far ahead of where they were at this point last year. “We’ve worked very hard on com- munications [between the two boards],” Martirano said. That work may have paid off and the superintendent said things may continue to look up as additional formula- based funds from the state are anticipated, as St. Mary’s growth shows no signs of slowing. “Right now, we’re in good shape,” Martirano said, adding the commissioners “have made me, my staff and our children very happy with this action.”

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Joseph Birch, Sr., 54

Joseph

C l a u

“Joe” Birch,

Sr.,

Lexington

Park,

MD

died March

12, 2012 at

of

Birch, Sr., Lexington Park, MD died March 12, 2012 at of d e 54 Washington H

d

e

54

Washington

H o s p i t a l

Center. B o r n J a n u a r y

15, 1958 in Leonard - town, MD, he was the husband of Bertie (Taylor) Birch whom he married on No- vember 9, 1985. Joe attended Little Flower School and was a graduate of Great Mills High School. He worked for a long time as a John Deere tractor mechanic, a self-em-

ployed contractor and builder, and finally

as

at

was a Master Craftsman with the ability to build or fix anything. He enjoyed gar- dening, collecting coins and brass, spend- ing time with his family, and watching black and white movies with his grand-

daughter. He could often be seen riding his tractor with Amaya, his granddaugh-

ter in his lap. After passing, Joe donated his corneas, as being an organ donor was something that was incredibly important

to him. Please sign up to become an or-

gan donor today. Joe is survived by his wife, Bertie (Taylor) Birch, his three children, Katlyn Birch of Lexington Park, MD, Joanna M. Birch of Brooklyn, MD, and Joseph C. Birch, Jr. of Ridge, MD, five grandchil- dren, his parents, Raymond T. Birch, Sr. and Ada (Stone) Birch of Mechanicsville, MD, his siblings, Tom Ray Birch of Lou- isville, KY, Randy Birch of Champain, VA, Gayle Dean of Mechanicsville, MD, Judy Free of Clements, MD, Lou Lou Pulliam of Virginia Beach, VA, Cheryl Rogers of Bardstown, KY and Janet Jen- kins of Gates, NC. He was preceded in death by his brother, Louis T. Birch. Family received friends for Joe’s Life Celebration on Friday, March 16, 2012 in St. Cecilia’s Church, 47950 Matta- pony Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686. Prayers were recited. A Mass of Chris- tian Burial was celebrated by Father Scott Woods on Saturday, March 17, 2012. In-

terment followed in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Joe

a Supervisor in Facilities Maintenance

Serving as pallbearers were Randy Birch, Tom Ray Birch, Frank Taylor, Sr., Bob Taylor, Dave Taylor, Bernie Taylor, Vlad Reznik and Brian Tarleton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridge Volunteer Fire Depart- ment, P.O. Box 520, Ridge, MD 20680

or the Washington Hospital Center, Cor-

onary Care Unit, 110 Irving Street, NW,

East Bldg. 1001, Washington, DC 20010. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- neral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

John Boothby, 85

John Herbert Boothby, 85 of Dowell,

MD died March 11, 2012 at his residence. Born September 4, 1926 in Wash-

ington, DC, he was the son of the late Roswell Boothby and Eva (Hollidge) Boothby. John was the owner of Atlantic Print-

ing Company. He was a veteran of the

United States Air Force. John enjoyed

golf and sailing and was a Redskins Fan. John is survived by his daughter,

June Lee Boothby of Taos, NM, two

grandchildren, one great-grandchild and his longtime companion, Donna C. Sheri-

of Dowell, MD. Family received friends for John’s

Life

March 17, 2012 at the Brinsfield Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-

neral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Celebration Memorial on Saturday,

dan

Charles Corbin, 75

Charles

“ C h a r l i e ”

Corbin,

of Abell, MD

died

residence

Abell,

Born

MD.

in

his

75,

of Abell, MD died residence Abell, Born MD. in his 75, at July in 11, 1936

at

July

in

11, 1936

he

son

Washington,

DC

the

the late Vir-

ginia Grimes

and George Corbin. Mr. Corbin. Mr. Corbin was the loving hus- band of Audrey Lucille Coffren Corbin whom he married in Forestville, MD in October, 1955, and she preceded him in death in August 2005. Mr. Corbin is survived by a son Charles Mark Corbin (Sheila) of Abell, MD., grandchildren: Randy Corbin, Dixie Corbin, Megan Riley, Richard

Barnes, Kenith Corbin, Jr., great grand- children: Zakk Austin Corbin, Jacob Charles Corbin, Gabriel Lee Riley, and special friend Elizabeth Graves. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 22, 2012 in the Mat- tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel

from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. with prayers being

recited at 7 p.m. with a Funeral Service on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Gregory Syler officiating. In- terment will follow in Washington Na- tional Cemetery, Suitland, MD. Contributions made in memory of Charles “Charlie” William Corbin may be made to the 7th District Optimist

Club P.O. Box 53, Bushwood, MD.

To leave a condolence for the family please visit www.mgfh.com. Arrangements provided by the Mat- tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A, Leonardtown, MD.

was

of

Clarence Odell “Clancy” Lyall, 86

Clarence Odell “Clancy” Lyall, 86 of Lexington Park, MD died March 19, 2012

at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Born October 14, 1925 in Orange, TX, he was the son of the late Arthur Ed-

ward Lyall and Beulah (Mitchell) Lyall. Clancy is survived by his wife Isa- bel (Dasilva) Lyall; his children, Wayne Lyall (Gloria) of Round Rock, TX, Linda Fitzgerald (Tommy) of Brooksville, FL, Tonia J. Gibson of Lexington Park, MD, Roy C. Adams of Supply, NC, and Ar-

thur E. Lyall (Julie) of Great Mills, MD; grandchildren, Valerie Lyall, Danielle Gibson, Chelsea Gibson, Cody Gibson, Mason Lyall, Sydney Lyall, Christina Adams, Faith Adams Helms; and great- grandchild Dylan Beaver. In addition

to his parents, Clancy was preceded in

death by his son, Ronald Lyall. Clancy enlisted into the Army in 1942. He was assigned to the Second Bat- talion, 506 Regiment, 101st. Airborne Division. After fighting in Normandy he was assigned to Easy Company in Ald- bourne, England in 1944. In Holland he was involved in the liberation of Eind- hoven. On March 15, 1945, the 101st. Air- borne Division received the Presidential

Unit Citation. This was the first citation given to an entire division. In November 1945, Easy Company, was de-activated, and Clancy was honorably discharged. He re-enlisted and was reassigned to B Company 508th Parachute Infantry Regi- ment, 82nd. Airborne Division in Frank- furt, Germany. In 1950 he was assigned to the 187th. Parachute Infantry Regi- mental Combat Team. In 1955, he was as- signed to E Company, 506th. Para Infan- try Regiment, 101st. Airborne Division. During his military career he made four combat jumps and earned 25 decorations and citations that include the European- African-Middle Eastern Campaign Med-

al w/3 Bronze Service Stars and a Bronze

Arrowhead, American Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Med- al, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal and Belgian Fourragere. After his

military career ended, Clancy was heavi-

ly involved in local organizations. He was

the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2632 Commander, American Legion Post 255 Vice President, Lions Club (Ridge) Presi-

dent, President of Veterans of the Battle

of the Bulge; and a member of the 40/8’s,

Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, Fraternal Order of Police and Southern Maryland Veteran’s Advisory Board. Family will receive friends for Clan-

cy’s Life Celebration on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hol- lywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00

p.m. with Bishop Joseph Dobson officiat- ing. Interment will be on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Evergreen Me- morial Gardens, Lexington Park, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jackson- ville, FL 32256. Condolences to the family may be

made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

Catherine Mattingly, 56

Cath -

i

n

e

Mat-

56,

Abell,

a r yla nd

of

Mary’s.

56 Cath - i n e Mat- 56, Abell, a r yla nd of Mary’s. e

e r

“ C a t h y ”

Ann

tingly,

of

M

died March

15, 2012 at the Hospice

House

St.

on October 7, 1955 in Cle-

ments, Maryland, she was the daughter

of the late John W. (Buck) & Alice Marie

(Suite) Quade. She graduated from Chopticon High School and several years later married her high school sweetheart, Ronnie. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending her time with her children and grand- daughter and enjoyed working for the

Post Office for 12 years. She loved tak- ing care of her home and cooking and spending time with her family and many, many friends, but most of all she loved

Shopping.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Ronnie Mattingly of Abell; her sons; Chris (Michelle), and Greg Mattingly; and granddaughter Kylee. Her siblings; Janice Marie Quade Abell (Alfred), John W. Quade, Jr. (Lucy), George B. Quade (Pam), Raymond E. Quade (Angel), Deborah L. Quade Far-

rell (Gary). She is also survived by her precious golden retriever, Maggie. The family received friends on Sun- day, March 18, 2012 in the Mattingley- Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown,

MD. A Mass of Christian burial will be

celebrated on Monday, March 19, 2012

in Holy Angels Catholic Church Av- enue, MD., with Rev. Michael Tietjen officiating. Pallbearers were; T.V. Long, Gilbert

Murphy, Johnny Butterfield, Bernie Ow- ens, Bill Cullins, and David Cullins. Honorary Pallbearers were; Tommy Bowles, Stevie Lawrence, and Members

of the 7th District Optimist Club.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/ or the Seventh District Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609.

Born

James Moore, 71

Ja m e s

R. “Jim”

e ,

passed

away March

13, 2012

at

M o

71,

m e s R. “Jim” e , passed away March 13, 2012 at M o 71,

o r

his home in

Annapolis,

MD.

was

J a n u a r y

29, 1941

Largo, MD

to

C. and Ha- zel L. (Binger) Moore. He graduated

Jim

born

in

George

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from Frederick Sasscer High School in 1959. He was employed by Washington Art Glass, where he was a stained glass artist for eighteen years, working on church stained glass windows including the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and the Mormon Temple in Silver Spring, MD. He later worked for the Prince George’s County Board of Edu-

cation as a glass technician, retiring in September 2003. He was also a lifelong farmer. In his leisure time Jim was an avid softball player and won many state championships. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a son Virgil Anthony Moore,

a step daughter Pamela Crandell and

brothers George and Tommy Moore. He

is survived by his devoted wife of 26

years, Sandra Parks Moore; sons Maurice Moore and wife Ellisa of Bushwood, MD, and Ronald Moore of Washington, D.C.;

a daughter Wendy Cramer and husband

Joseph of Lothian, MD; step daughters Patricia Couto and husband Wayne of Prince Frederick, MD and Bonnie Love- lady and husband Randy of Easton, MD. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Jim is survived by his brothers Eddie, Robert, Kenny, Donnie, Paul and Stevie Moore and sisters Regina Atkins, Ann Wade and Doris Gee, and by his former wife Eliza- beth Jean Gribble of French Creek, WV. Family and friends were received Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD. A funeral service and celebration of Jim’s life was held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at St. James’ Par- ish, 5757 Solomons Island Rd, Lothian, MD. Interment in the parish cemetery was private. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily requests that you consider making a donation to St. James’ Parish, 5757 Solo- mons Island Road, Lothian, MD 20711 or Hospice of the Chesapeake, 455 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401. F o r

information visit www.RauschFuneral- Homes.com

Dorothy Morgan, 94

Doro - thy Fowler Morgan, 94, of Mechan- icsville died peacefully on March 16, 2012,
Doro -
thy Fowler
Morgan, 94,
of
Mechan-
icsville died
peacefully
on
March
16,
2012,
t t e n d e d
by her lov-
a
ing
fam-
ily.
Born
February 2,
1918 in Cal-

vert Coun- ty, MD, she was the daughter of the late Fayette and Lydia (Lottie) Fowler. She graduated from Prince Freder- ick High School in 1934. She lived her life dedicated to God and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Al- fred Morgan, whom she married on No- vember 2, 1935. She is survived by seven children; Bernard Morgan (Eleanor), Gloria West-

fall, Osborne Morgan, Sue Wood (Mi- chael), Ida Kaminetz (Marvin), Teressa Quade (Joe), Jeannie Carey (Bill), 25 grandchildren, 43 Great-grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren, and two siblings, Joe and Raymond Fowler. Pre- ceded in death by 12 siblings; Kathleen Taylor, Wilfred Fowler, Wilson Fowler, Virgie Parman, Virginia Fowler, Marie Suite, Thelma Dresser, Mildred Lyon, Bertha Fowler, Fayetter Fowler, Frances Swartze, and Sadie Blake. Dorothy en- joyed; reading, sewing, swimming, crab- bing, playing cards, but most of all she enjoyed her vegetable garden. Always offering whatever she had to whoever came to visit her. The family received friends on Mon- day, March 19, 2012 with prayers in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service was held on March 20, 2012 in All Faith Episcopal Church in Mechanicsville, MD. with Fr. Jeff Price officiating, which Dorothy attended for over 76 years. Inter- ment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Alfred Morgan, Rodney Westfall, Douglas Morgan, Jim Gray, Dene Wood, and Lenny Quade. Honorary Pallbearers were Marie More- land, Gail Wilt, Margie Williams, Pau- line Morgan, Heather Tippett, April Kas- tor, and Jill Forrest. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Vol. Rescue Squad Auxiliary, P.O. Box 552 Mechan- icsville, MD 20659, Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department, P.O. Box 37, Mechan- icsville, MD 20659, and/or Calvert Hos- pice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD

20678.

Arrangements provided by the Mat- tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A,

Leonardtown, MD.

Edgar Parks, 94

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of

George Morden Parks and Georginda (Houldsworth) Parks.

Ed worked as a reporter in Canada

where he met his wife and soul mate of 68 years, the late Elsie (McIntosh) Parks. They immigrated to New Bedford, Mas- sachusetts shortly after World War II where he worked as a professional boat builder until he opened his own photog-

raphy studio. In 1949, Ed became the editor and general manager of a small town newspaper in Wareham, MA. From there, he went on to work in elec-

tronics for the printing industry, first in service and later in sales. With only a high school education, Ed was promoted

to manage his company's operations in

Holland. Following a two-year stint in

Europe, he returned to Long Island, NY, where he worked as a vice president and sales manager for a Division of Siemens until his retirement. A lifelong sailor and boat builder, Ed completed construction of a 40 ft. sailboat in 1964, which has sailed around the world and is still cruising the Cali- fornia coast today. Moving to St. Mary's County in 1968, Ed and Elsie cruised the Chesapeake Bay and down to Florida and the Bahamas in various sail and power boats. He finally gave up boating in 2005 at the age of 88. Edgar is survived by his son, Greig Parks and daughter in law, Tricia Parks of Dameron, MD and his daughter, Shelly Boyleston, of Hickory, NC and four grandchildren, Cory Parks, Haylie Parks, Missy Brewer, Becky Von Osinski and three great grandchildren. Services will be private. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ridge Volunteer Fire Depart- ment, P.O. Box 520, Ridge, MD 20680 or the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Carlos Pages-Rosa, 83

Carlos Juan Pages-Rosa, 83, of Lex- ington Park, MD, died March 18, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital. Born February 15, 1929, in Ponce,

Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Heriberto Pages and Isolina Rosa. He was a graduate of The University of Puerto Rico, receiving a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Industrial Arts. Dur- ing his college years, he was a member of the ROTC Program, and enlisted in the U.S. Army immediately after gradu- ation. He proudly served 29 years before retiring. Upon his college graduation, he married the love of his life, Felicita Per- ez. Together with their four children, they traveled extensively abroad and through- out the United States. Mr. Pages-Rosa was well known for being a wonderful singer. He had a great love for all music but especially Spanish music. He enjoyed spending time work- ing in his garden and being with his chil- dren and grandchildren. He is survived by 3 children, Felicita Murray (Jeff) of Manhattan, Kansas; Yvonne Hunt (Jim) of Lexington Park, MD; Orlando Pages (Cindy) of Phoenix, Arizona; and 3 sis- ters, 4 brothers, 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Felicita Pages-Perez and his son, Carlos Pages. All services are private. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- neral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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‘don’t u luv me’

By Carrie Munn Staff Writer

Last week, several community forces joined together to bring an important message to the youth of St. Mary’s County. With two productions of a play called “don’t u luv me” at each of the county’s public high schools and a public perfor- mance last Thursday evening, College of Southern Maryland’s Cause Theater delivered the message of building healthy relationships and avoiding the high-risk, high-tech dating dangers they may face today. Norma Pipkin, former chair of the county’s Commission for Women (CFW) said over the last couple years of helping with outreach about healthy relationships at various community events, she had been approached by several mothers who shared concerns about their teenaged daughters’ abusive relationships or “sexting” incidents. More and more of these concerns came to light around the same time University of Virginia student, Yeardley Love, was murdered by an ex- boyfriend, Pipkin said, and it became a goal of hers and the CFW to get information to young people. She said the topic was not included in the schools’ curriculum, but upon contacting the schools, an idea was forged. In March, she and other member of the CFW caught the one-act drama “don’t u luv me” at CSM’s Leonardtown campus and thought it would be a wonderful way to bring the issues to light. With Theater Director Keith Hight and the schools’ safety and security director Michael Wy- ant on board, and grant funding from the Kristin Mitchell Foundation, an organization that aims to provide education about and prevention of abusive dating relationships, the idea came to fruition. “I think it really did resonate with the kids,” Pipkin said, adding the text-based delivery pres- ents the issue “in their language.” She said princi- pals were eager to host the show prior to the prom and the CFW and yet another partner, Walden Si- erra Group, were on hand to provide information and counseling services following the play. Hight agreed and added, “Theatre is such a powerful way to present important issues.” Superintendent Michael Martirano said he was thrilled with the show, adding that while it was a little hard to watch, it was raising awareness about dating violence. He said he was now hearing requests for the show to be offered to 11th and 12th grade students, since it was so well-received in the other grades, and said he has talked with Hight about future Cause Theater performances address- ing the hot-button topic of diversity. Performed by teen and community troupes across the country, in response to the growing is- sue of dating violence, Hight explained “don’t u luv me” centers around an unhealthy relationship between a freshman girl and a senior boy that pro- gressively worsens to the point of violence, and is based around the social media and tech-based modes of communication that have become ubiq- uitous in youth culture today. Taking it a step further, copies of the play were supplied to freshman English teachers, and students will be reading, discussing and complet- ing assignments on the work. “We feel like, at the very minimum, a seed has been planted and we hope and pray that some- one will be protected after having seen it,” Pipkin said.

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Changing of the Guards For Schools’ Fine Arts

By Carrie Munn Staff Writer

Guards For Schools’ Fine Arts By Carrie Munn Staff Writer Laurel Dietz Photos By Carrie Munn

Laurel Dietz

Photos By Carrie Munn

She’s worked hard to spotlight kids’ achievements throughout the years and said, “Almost anywhere you go in the county this month there is artwork on display [in honor of national youth art month].” Smoot also shared that, while un- usual, the Board of Education has allowed some overlap time for her to train her suc- cessor on the many, many “spokes” to the job, indicative of just how much this par- ticular supervisory position entails. Laurel Dietz, who has spent her en- tire 12-year teaching career in St. Mary’s, was appointed to fill the role earlier this month. She said, upon receiving the news, “I was extremely excited and really hum- bled that they had entrusted me with this responsibility.” Dietz came to the area by way of a military dad and got involved in march- ing band and became the choral accom- panist at Leonardtown High School. She headed to St. Mary’s College of Maryland

as a biology major, but swiftly changed that her freshman year, subsequently earning a bachelor’s in music education and, later, a master’s in educational leadership from Towson. For the last year-and-a-half of college, she said, she filled in long-term as the choral director at Leonardtown High. “I fell into it and ended up doing it as a career.” “I’m looking forward to jumping in and getting my hands dirty,” Dietz said. She has worked with Smoot for the past 12 years and has worked as a teacher leader for the elementary music teachers. She said she’s looking most forward to letting other teachers teach her and learning more about visual arts, as it is most unfamiliar to her. For several years, Dietz has worked with fourth- and fifth- graders after school on a musical theatre production. Her last project, before joining Smoot in the central offices will be a “Broadway Beat” show with the kids at Evergreen Elementary March 28 and 29. Dietz said, “The most bittersweet part is leaving the kids, but I keep telling myself that I have this opportunity to affect many more kids through this position.” “The whole business of education is changing across the board, and I think that people in supervisory positions who handle the development of curriculum and observation of the teachers really need to be thinking about how we take what we have and we learn how to adapt it to these new ways that we’re finding out education works,” she said. Smoot said she is pleased with Dietz’ appointment. “She

has the same passion for music and for the arts that I do … and she has the vision to take what I have built to a new level.” St. Mary’s Schools Superintendent Mi- chael Martirano told the The County Times that he is sad to lose Smoot, as he has a great deal of professional and personal respect for her, but at the same time wishes her well in other endeav- ors. “No matter what I have asked her to do, she has risen to the occasion,” he said, adding even with budget constraints and minimal staff sup- port, she and the talented fine arts teachers have built a phenomenal program. He said he looks forward to Dietz taking on the challenging position and has intention- ally tried to smooth the transition for this com- plex role. “We’re extremely committed to the arts,” Martirano said, explaining that not once in the difficult past three years have the arts been con- sidered for funding cuts. “As soon as you start cutting the arts, you start hurting kids.”

Lynne Morgan Smoot has been building up the arts program in St. Mary’s County Public Schools for the last dozen years, but said she’s ready to retire, reopen her music studio and spend more time with children and grandchildren. As the Supervisor of Fine Arts, Smoot helped develop the Superinten- dent’s Gallery, the fine arts summer camp and took the county from 3 to 13 all-coun- ty music groups. “I love my job,” Smoot said. “The arts are my life, since I was a child and until I go to the grave, I hope to stay active in the arts as long as I live.” Smoot spent 30 years in the Prince George’s and St. Mary’s county pub- lic school classrooms, starting the local strings program in 1997, teaching in eight schools her first year in the county. When her youngest son was a senior in high school, she took on the supervi- sory position, working directly with about

100 teachers developing lesson plans, and recently, focusing on implementing assessment standards. Providing students with music programs from pre-K through 12th grade, K through 12 visual arts and theater in the high schools is no easy task, Smoot said, adding that more and more the arts are being beneficially integrated into the learning program. She said she’d seen many students progress in their pursuit of arts studies from the elementary to the high school level. “It gives many kids a reason to come to school and do well,” she said.

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Metal Detectors Unearth Hidden History

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

What do a firefighter, a guy who works in the post of- fice and a Boeing employee have in common? In the South- ern Maryland Artifact Recovery Team (SMART) all three can be found working to uncover buried treasures. You don’t need to travel to exotic locations with a bunch of expensive equipment to find buried treasure. The men and women with SMART, based in Prince Frederick, are finding things right in Southern Maryland with nothing more than their metal detectors and shovels. During one of their most recent gatherings, a group of about 10 SMART members went to a site in Chaptico with significance to the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The group had the permission of property owner Jim Wilt. During their outing, the group found such items as a 1903 Barber Quarter minted in New Orleans, belt buckles and bullets. Hunters sweep their metal detectors just over the ground, listening to the beeps and using the readout on the detectors to determine what the metal is. On some ma- chines, different metal compositions have different tones, and normally detectors can tell a person approximately how deep the metal is. SMART has been around for more than 13 years, “in different stages,” SMART President Clarence “Bunker” Hill said. He said when the detector finds something “it’s like a scratch off. You know you’ve got something, but you don’t know what.” Individuals normally have to dig deep to find older items. Leonard Valley, a SMART member from Lexington Park who has been metal detecting since 1978, said the rule of thumb is one inch down equals one year. This theory can become corrupted in areas where clearing and construction has occurred because the disturbance of the earth brings older items higher. During last weekend’s hunt, one detector

found a modern soda can six inches deep. Another thing that can interfere with metal detectors are power lines. SMART member Jesse Ashbey said the electromagnetic interference can lead to false readings and play havoc with the metal detectors. Once the detector has found an item and the hunter pinpoints a general area, they dig out a plug of earth to go through. Ashbey said, ideally, the plug is dug so it can be replaced with only a little ring of earth to show the ground has been disturbed, though some people are better at that tactic than others. Once the plug is dug, hunters use pin- pointers (small hand-held detectors) to search the dirt and the hole to find the item. Valley said sometimes a person is lucky enough to find the item at the very end of the plug, but more often it requires a little searching. Occasionally, a piece can be so small and corroded that it is nearly impossible to find, even with a pinpointer. Members try to leave sites cleaner than they find them, which includes picking up litter and removing soda

cans and bottle caps they dig up rather than just leaving the junk where it lies. Hill said the policy is that the members don’t metal detect on private property without permission. It is also prohibited to detect on state property, though the county government hasn’t prohibited them from going out on county-owned property. The members of SMART don’t just use their metal detectors for personal gain. Hill said members were out re- cently scouring a local beach in search of a lost wedding ring. The members have also been contacted to search a stretch of Flat Iron Road for another lost wedding band. Hill said the second ring was lost when the man’s fiancée threw the ring out the car window during an argument, and the owner wants it back. Hill said they have also worked with police in the past to locate items people have thrown from windows during chases or when being pulled over. He said the service is one SMART performs free of charge to give back to

their community. Ashbey said he’s been metal detecting for six years, “on and off,” and said he likes seeing really old things come out of the ground. “Modern day treasure hunting, I suppose is a way you could put it,” Ashbey said. He said an interesting fact is that gold rings and bottle caps look the same to a metal detector, and the only way to find out what you have is to dig it up. “You kind of have to dig up everything to get anything good,” Ashbey said. The things they dig up can be as worthless as an old bit of wire or as valuable as a golden wedding ring with 13 diamonds, which Hill said he found in Virginia Beach, after a frustrating afternoon of hunt- ing and coming up with nothing but junk. Valley said the best time to metal detect on beaches is right after a hurricane, when all sorts of things get washed up on the shore. Some things, like jewelry not claimed by the owner, Hill said he keeps in a box at home as souve- nirs. The wedding band is among those keepsakes. Other things, like coins, he said he sells and uses to- ward the purchase of equipment. “It’s one of the few hobbies I know that pays for itself,” Hill said. One of his first metal detectors was a gift from his wife, which he said he still has, along with the more sophisticated detectors and coils, the part that goes on the end of the detector. Like many other metal detectors, Hill said he doesn’t go on vacation without taking his metal detector. He said his wife jokes that he packs his detector even before his un- derwear, to which he responds that he needs some- thing to pack around it to keep it safe. Metal detectors can cost anywhere from $100 to $5,000. In addition to combing beaches and land, metal

to $5,000. In addition to combing beaches and land, metal Leonard Valley had the find of

Leonard Valley had the find of the day with a 1903 Barber Quarter.

Valley had the find of the day with a 1903 Barber Quarter. Photos By John Douglass

Photos By John Douglass Jesse Ashbey scours a hill for early-American artifacts.

detectors can be used when prospecting for gold, which Hill

has done in Seattle. In addition to digging up items, he said he has also left “buried treasure” in places he has visited with a note telling the finder the treasure is theirs to keep, but asking they let him know when they find the treasure. He said some of the finders have contacted him, but until they do he doesn’t know if a treasure has been found or if the finder just didn’t contact him. Hill also makes metal detecting a family activity. Each of his three daughters have metal detectors, and they have all gone out together and found items. Some people only hunt for certain items, like rings or coins. They can even set their detectors to ignore every- thing but the specific metals they are looking for. Ken Kirk,

a three-year member of SMART, said he’s a “coin shooter,”

and focuses his searches primarily on coins, and has found some dating back to the 1700s. He said it is surprising what

a person can find, and where. One time, he said he found a

brand new 2010 penny in the middle of the woods, far from the normal flow of traffic. Floyd Lynch, a Prince Frederick member of SMART who has been using metal detectors since the early 1970s, said he enjoys researching his finds and has always been interested in history. Lynch said he has found coins from the 1500s, and a golden thimble from the 1700s. He doesn’t typically hunt on land. He said he prefers to hunt in the water. The only differences in the types of hunting, he said, is he uses a long handled scoop for the sand and a floating sift. Some individuals are bitten by the metal detecting bug early in life. Hill said a friend of his family in Iowa had “an old Garret metal detector” that he used to search a sunken steamboat in the Mississippi River. Hill said watching his friend work, and find items like a golden ring, got him in- terested in the hobby. People interested in learning more about metal detect- ing, or to seek help locating something lost, can attend the monthly meetings in Prince Frederick in the Elk’s Lodge located at 1015 Dares Beach Road at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be April 2. Individuals can also contact Hill directly at 636-299-2599 or www.treasure- searching.com.

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To The Editor

Bar Association Says Citizens Shouldn’t Vote for Judge

On March 13, the St. Mary’s County Bar Associa- tion’s membership voted to release the following statement in reference to the current judicial election:

“The Saint Mary's County Bar Association joins the Maryland State Bar Association in taking the position that a properly vetted, sitting Circuit Court judge should not be subject to election.” The St. Mary’s County Bar Association is a volun- tary organization whose active membership is made up of

attorneys and other legal professionals who practice law in St. Mary’s County, or who reside in St. Mary’s County. The practitioners come from a variety of areas of practice, and represent a wide range of experience and a multitude of backgrounds.

Eric Brennan, President St. Mary’s County Bar Association

‘I Voted Against it Before I Voted For it’

I can’t help but feel abandoned once again by the legisla- tive process the State of Maryland employed to seek passage of the Marriage Equality Bill. Political subterfuge would be an understatement. It was

a ruse the equivalent of ‘I voted for it before I voted against

it’, or ‘I voted against it before I voted for it’ or ‘I supported

it even though I didn’t like it so I avoided the vote process all

together’. This is the representation afforded the constituents of District 29 B, and indeed the entire state, recently in the Maryland House of Delegates. The reason as stated by Delegate John Bohanan for this legislative game of dodge ball was he wants the Marriage Equality bill to be settled by the will of the people in a refer- endum vote. Obviously, this will make its way to the referendum if enough people are willing to sign a petition. How could Delegate Bohanan not remember the last petition effort in Maryland?

When it appeared the petition would obtain enough sig- natures to move the Undocumented Student Tuition Reduc- tion Bill to referendum, it was widely reported that the entire list of petition signers would be given to CASA DE Maryland. Once on the ballot, the bill would pass or fail by the only acceptable method; secret vote. How secret can it be if thou- sands of voters’ names, who are predisposed to the failure of the bill, are given to an organization that is impassioned with its passage? I find myself at the same point of approximately one year ago when ominous signals were received that speaking up on an issue can open you up to ridicule for nothing more than requesting your voice be heard. To attempt to subvert a legislative process by these means and methods is a pernicious assault on the rights and freedoms of all Americans on both sides of any issue.

Gary Ferko Lexington Park, MD

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By Cindy Jones St. Mary’s County Commissioner, District 1

On Dec. 13, 2011 the report of the Inde- pendent Auditor for FY 2011 was presented to the Board of County Commissioners. Among the many figures presented that day was the $30.1 million unassigned fund bal- ance as of June 30, 2011.

An unassigned fund balance is funding with” no strings attached” as it is not desig- nated for a specific purpose. What makes up this fund balance?

• Carry-forward from Prior Years

• Income Tax Distributions

• Sheriff’s Department Expenses Be- low Budget

• Emergency Reserves and Stabiliza- tion Funds Not Used

• Vacancies, Turn-over and Elimina- tion of Positions

• Other

The carry-forward from prior years equals $12.654 million, much of it from re- curring sources. One important consider- ation is that the expenditure of these funds be sustainable. In this fiscal environment, I don’t think it’s advisable to start new pro- grams or expand current ones unless we’re sure we’ll have the revenue to support the operational costs in the out years. The remaining items represent vari- ances over/under FY 2011. The largest by far is the $11.984 million income tax distri- bution. The state collects income tax from every county and places it in one big pot. It distributes the tax to the counties by a for- mula. Experience shows that the formula is not always accurate. Sometimes the distri- bution is high, other times it is low. This one appears to be high. For the formula to be ac- curate, St. Mary’s County households would need to be averaging about a 15% increase

in income. I think most people agree that current incomes are much flatter than that. In order to compensate for an over distribu- tion, future distributions will be lower. It’s probably best not to count on spending this entire “windfall.” The Other category is made up of hun- dreds of little items. Think of it as sweeping up the kitchen floor. The total from sweep- ing up the accounts at the end of the year is $2.817 million. The Sheriff returned $1.29 million from his budget last year. Unused moneys in emergency reserves

and revenue stabilization funds totaled

$741,000.

Changes in personnel expenses due to

vacancies, turnover and eliminating posi- tions amounted to $670,000. When these categories are added the total is a $ 30.156 million unassigned fund

balance. A fund balance can be a wonderful benefit to citizens. In a time of fiscal uncer- tainty, it allows leaders to maintain flexibil- ity. If properly managed, a fund balance can extend over a number of years to provide a safety net in the event of unknown expenses. Currently, there are a number of pro- posals and programs which entail signifi- cant costs to counties - a state pension shift, Maintenance of Effort law changes, Plan- Maryland implementation, an EPA “waters of the U. S.” definition change and Water- shed Implementation Plan. Some of these costs are known and others are unknown. I endorse a prudent approach to the use of these funds, viewing the county’s unas- signed fund balance as a safety net to be managed wisely, rather than an amount of revenue over expenses to be spent today with little or no regard for the needs of tomorrow.

School Board Needs New Blood

I recently attended a School Board candidate fo- rum, held by the NAACP and the Center for Democ- racy at St. Mary’s College, on March 13. One of the issues stated was the oversized class- es. All of the candidates seemed to have strong opin- ions of this subject, including the two current board members. As a seventh grade honors student at Spring Ridge Middle School, I personally know what it is like to be in an oversized class. I find it crowded, cramped, and harder to learn with 25 to 30 students in a class. I also know this isn’t a new issue; oversized classes have been a problem since I was probably in kindergarten. My question is, if the candidates feel so strongly about this issue, why haven’t the current members re- solved it yet? Even though I’m only 12, I believe it is time to have new voices in office. The school board needs to hear new ideas that will resolve oversized classes and other issues, such as how to help children who are economically disadvantaged to do their best. These problems have been known for a while, yet the current board members haven’t been able to fix them. If you want to ask a candidate a question, or sim- ply just want to hear their ideas, I strongly suggest that you attend the public forums. I would like you to make an informed decision about who’s on the school board, because I’m the one being affected by the choices of whom you elect.

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A Judge Should be Impartial

I have watched with interest the race for the Circuit Court

Judgeship in St. Mary’s County. The candidates Judge Dave Densford and Joseph Stanalonis both have good backgrounds. I have seen both in court many times over the past 10 years and feel that both know the law. However I feel that Judge Densford has the upper hand because of his varied experience. Judge Densford has done many civil cases (which Circuit

Court mainly does) as well as being appointed special prosecutor, and of course defense attorney; while Joe Stanalonis has only been an Assistant State’s Attorney for his career and a very passionate one I might add. As a judge, I am afraid that Joe would be a crusader Judge more interested in making laws rather than judging the cases based on merit.

I feel that a judge needs to be impartial and not following an

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To The Editor

Federal Employees Jumping Ship

I must say I found the letter to the editor from Ms. Anne Allen concerning current federal employees both interesting and somewhat amusing. So, Ms. Allen retired from the federal government, but she now says the current working Federal em- ployees are overpaid, have cushy jobs, job security etc. and evidently she didn’t. I don’t understand that. What makes it more amusing is that Ms. Allen is on the lucrative “old system” of the CSRS, where retirees can make up to 80 percent of their salary at retirement for the rest of their lives. How sweet would that be? So, I can understand why we’re not hearing any whining from Ms. Allen. As for me, I’m a current working federal employee, not lucky enough to be on the lucrative CSRS retire- ment plan that Ms. Allen is and that was discontinued decades ago because it was so lucrative. And in fact, many retires on the CSRS system make more in retirement than many, if not most, of the federal employees who get up and go into work day after day. As a federal employee on the “new system,” FERS, as the major- ity of the current federal employees are, I have to rely on Social Security as my major source of retirement income, and we all know how scary that is. And, as far as job security, evidently Ms. Allen has never heard of the A-76 program that has cost thou- sands of Federal employees their “secure” jobs. If Ms. Allen thinks it’s just fine that current Federal employees should continue to get their salaries frozen in the name of gnawing down national debt, I would like to think that she would want to offer up a portion of her lucrative retirement to also assist. I figure that due to all of the salary freezes over the last few years, I’m short 20 percent of what my income would’ve been. Ms. Allen, would you be willing to offer that portion of your federal retirement for an indefinite time to help the cause? Also, as far as contractors being over worked and under paid, that’s a perfect example of not being able to put everyone into one bin. I know contractors with less education and experience than I have making tons more money, being flown around the country on vacations, being bought dinners with unlimited budgets, etc. Along those lines, as a result of all the pay freezes etc., many of our best federal employees are jumping ship and going to work for the contractors. That should concern the American people that they are losing the best of the best to keep your government running in addition to losing the critical corporate knowledge.

Apparently a few people are disappointed by the Republican Cen- tral Committee’s endorsement of Joe Stanalonis for Circuit Court Judge. It is the endeavor of the Central Committee to reach out to the citi- zens of St. Mary’s County in a positive manner. Therefore some mis- conceptions about involvement in a non-partisan race need clarification. Maryland Rules require a Circuit Court Judge to run for election af- ter being appointed. A political appointment should never overshadow the will of the people. Obviously the appointment gives the candidate a boost, but he must stand before the people and win an election. The Republican Central Committee believes this is a commendable process. As with any election we reserve the option to comment on any name that appears on a Republican Ballot. We are bound by rules that prohibit us from involvement in contested Republican primary elections. In this judge race there is no Republican candidate. Both are Democrats, thus allowing our involvement. The Republican Central Committee encourages comments both for or against any political issue. I recommend anyone interested in such matters to attend a committee meeting. I also encourage participation in the St. Mary’s Republican Club and the Republican Women of St. Mary’s. Your participation will be greatly appreciated. Further infor- mation is available at www.stmarysgop.com.

Samuel T. Haynie, St. Mary’s Republican Central Committee member Lexington Park, MD

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ALLISON G. WEAVER

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ST. MARY’S COUNTY And heirs, devisees, personal representatives and executors, administrators, grantees, assigns or succes- sors in right, title, interest, and any and all persons having or claiming to have any interest in the property and premises situate in the County of St. Mary’s

In The Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County Case No: 18-C-12-000261

The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the follow- ing property in the State of Maryland, County of St. Mary’s, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the County of St. Mary’s and the State of Maryland to the plaintiff in this proceeding:

46648 Midway Drive Lexington Park, MD 20653. The Complaint states, among other things, that the amounts necessary for redemption have not been paid, although more than six (6) months from the date of sale has expired. It is thereupon this 23 rd day of February 2012, by the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County; ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a copy of this Order in The County Times Newspaper having a general circulation in St. Mary’s County, once a week for three successive weeks on or before the 30 th day of April, 2012, warning all persons interested in the said properties to be and appear in this Court by the 30 th day of April 2012, and redeem the Property, and answer the Complaint, or there- after a final judgment will be rendered foreclosing all rights of redemption in this Property and vesting in the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all encumbrances.

Joan W. Williams Clerk of the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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N ewsmakers

A Lifetime of Local Activism

Commission for Women Honors Everlyn Holland
Commission for Women Honors Everlyn Holland
Local Activism Commission for Women Honors Everlyn Holland Photo By Frank Marquart By Carrie Munn Staff

Photo By Frank Marquart

By Carrie Munn Staff Writer

With March marking Women’s History Month, the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) will honor one local lady who has long been helping shape the course of local history. At the group’s annual banquet, founding member of the CFW and active community volunteer Everlyn Holland will be acknowledged with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. Holland told The County Times her involvement in the community was inspired by her mother, who was in- volved in Citizens for Progress, and her husband, whose philosophy of being an active participant in society had the couple engaged in many educational and racial equality initiatives and committees. “We’re just community people … I think you have to be. You can’t not be involved,” Holland stated. Living by that philosophy, Holland’s days were surely busy. A licensed practical nurse, she worked for St. Mary’s Hospital for over 30 years in addition to rais- ing three children with her husband, who passed away in 1988. But she made time to actively volunteer on boards, tackling controversial topics during a tumultuous time. “Over the years, I’ve belonged to many, many orga- nizations and boards, and many women’s and education focused groups,” she said. Holland recalls her and her husband’s work dur- ing the integration of schools, which she said was not a smooth process in St. Mary’s County. Still serving on the Education Committee of the NAACP, she said recent conversations on the achievement gap and diversity in the public schools, “is like 1965, 1967 redux.” She explained that the same discussions about Afri- can-American teachers not being attracted to St. Mary’s and the implementation of a position to specifically deal with diversity are rehashings of what occurred decades

ago. “It’s gotten and is getting better,” Holland said,

“But while many people think that battle’s already been fought and settled, it’s a fight for every generation.” Holland was also instrumental in the election of the county’s first African-American sheriff, Joe Lee Somer- ville, and has served on the Library Board for many years. Holland explained that her work was driven by the fact that she wanted better than what she had for those around her and the desire to see and affect positive change and progress in society. “I have certainly voiced my opinion in many arenas,” she said, “and sometimes not to everybody’s liking.” Holland said she’s appreciative of receiving this year’s award, only the third of its kind, adding she’s in good company with two other previous wonderful award-winners and friends who have impacted the com- munity, Viola Gardner and Dottie Barclift. Former CFW Chair Norma Pipkin said, “I hope when I ‘grow up’ I can be just like her.” Pipkin said she has watched Holland be effective on big projects and has seen her volunteer her time to take a young, single mother to a job interview. “She does whatever it takes… but she’s humble and just quietly works away at doing the right thing for our community.” “Honoring her is long overdue,” Pipkin added. “It’s all been worthwhile,” Holland said. “When I look back, what I can say is, in my public life I have no regrets.” She’s also pleased that such a ceremony celebrates other outstanding women, as they will also announce the Woman of the Year and Woman of Tomorrow award re- cipients at the CFW’s banquet on Thursday, March 22. “There are just too many people and too many is- sues to do nothing,” Holland said. “I’m appreciative, these days, of anyone that makes a difference, gives their time and their effort to a community project of any type, regardless of their race or gender.”

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Thursday,
March 22
Planning Underway for First-Ever North Beach Art Fair
Live Music: “Dave
Norris”
DB McMillan’s (23415
Three Notch Road,
California) – 7 p.m.
Live Music: “Gretch-
en Richie- Jazz After
Hours w/ Dancing”
Cafe Des Artistes
(41655 Fenwick Street,
Leonardtown) – 7:30
p.m.
By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
Friday, March 23
Live Music: “Don
Howd”
Hole In the Wall Tav-
ern (24702 Sotterley
Road, Hollywood) –
8:30 p.m.
Live Music: “Ren-
egade Band”
Toot’s Bar (23971
Mervell Dean Road,
Hollywood) - 8:30
p.m.
Live Music: “Don’t
Call Me Shirley”
Big Dogs Paradise
(28765 Three Notch
Live Music: “The
Justin Crenshaw
Band”
Rustic River Bar and
Grill (40874 Mer-
chants Lane, Leonard-
town) – 8 p.m.
Organizers are looking for artists of all types to popu-
late the inaugural North Beach Art Fair, starting May 25.
Wheel Clothing Store owner Celia Molofsky has been
a driving force behind getting the Calvert Art Fair initiative
off the ground, working with local officials in North Beach
to make it happen this summer. She said the idea is one that
has been mentioned a few times in the past, but when the
farmers market was expanded last year, she saw the idea
could really work.
“It was festive, it was fun, it was an evening out,”
Molofsky said.
This year, the farmer’s market will be shrinking back
Road, Mechanicsville)
down to it’s normal location on 5th Street, and the art fair
Artists interested in participating don’t have to worry
about the time commitment – Molofsky said the spaces are
first come, first served and artists can come out as often as
they have time to do so, even if it’s only once or twice per
month.
Sue Page, a local glass artist, said she’s planning to
be involved. She said Molofsky approached her about par-
ticipating in the fair a couple months ago “and I said, but
of course.”
She said she’s excited to see a venue where quality
art will be sold, and sees the North Beach and Chesapeake
Beach area as a great venue, and believes the fair will bring
attention to them.
“It absolutely will bring people here,” Page said.
For more information, stop into The Wheel Clothing
Store at 4109 7th Street North Beach or call 410-286-0000.
9 p.m.
sarahmiller@countytimes.net
Sunday, March 25
Saturday,
March 24
The California
Ramblers
Cryer’s Back Road
Inn (22094 Newtowne
Neck Road, Leonard-
town) – 3 p.m.
Live Music: “Kara-
oke Night w/Dean
Tucker”
OCI Pub (45413 Light-
house Road, Piney
Point) – 8 p.m.
Maryland Day at the
Winery
Port of Leonardtown
Winery (23190 New-
towne Neck Road,
Leonardtown) - Noon
Monday, March 26
Live Music: “Pound-
ing Sand”
Hole In the Wall Tav-
ern (24702 Sotterley
Road, Hollywood) – 9
p.m.
will be taking over 7th Street on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.
To ensure the quality of the art for sale, Molofsky is
asking that juried artists apply to be in the fair. She said
the goal is to sell wares that are high quality, not mass-pro-
duced items.
“It’s not a yard sale,” Molofsky said.
For artists who are interested and whose work would
fit the bill, Molofsky said she is willing to help them start
the process of being juried by their peers.
Molofsky said her vision is that “the street will be full
of artists.” Already she said she is “beginning to get bom-
barded by artists” wanting more information.
Molofsky said the art fair is open to all interested art-
ists, not just those from Southern Maryland. She said she is
hoping the art fair will help to make North Beach a destina-
tion area, and bring in tourist traffic, benefiting both the
community and the artists.
Molofsky received permission in mid-March to go
ahead with the project, and has been given a month to get
the fair off the ground. She said she hopes she won’t have
any trouble filling the 50 to 60 spaces in the fair from week
to week. She is working with the Calvert Art Council, Art
Works, CalvART and other groups to get the word out.
“I personally think it’s a great idea,” said local acrylic
and watercolor artist Peggy Hovermale. She said she has
every intention to sign up for the first art fair.
CAT OF THE WEEK
Live Music: “The
Sam Grow Band”
Dew Drop Inn (23966
Mervell Dean Road,
Hollywood) – 6 p.m.
Open Mic Night
Rustic River Bar and
Grill (40874 Mer-
chants Lane, Leonard-
town) – 5 p.m.
AREN'T WE GORGEOUS!
We are Jasmine & Jasper. We
were born in October of 2011.
Our mother was dumped out
of a car by a feral colony and we
were born soon after that happened.
We had another sibling but she dis-
appeared along with our mother. A
woman decided to take us in and
tame us and then she gave us to Fe-
ral Cat Rescue in the hopes that we
could find a really good home instead of living in a feral colony. We
are instant purr kitties. We love to be petted and relax in your arms.
We love to sleep with my foster mom. We are fully vetted and even
have microchips. If you would like to adopt my sister, or me please fill
out an application at www.feralcatrescuemd.org and email it to moon-
andhunt@hotmail.com. If you have any questions, you can call our
foster mom at 301-481-0171. We cost $125 each or we can go together
for $200. We would love to meet you.
Hopefully yours forever and forever,
Jasmine & Jasper
Live Music: “Thrill
and Car 54”
Hotel Charles (15110
Burnt Store Road,
Hughesville) – 9 p.m.
‘80’s Karaoke
Championships
Toot’s Bar (23971
Mervell Dean Road,
Hollywood) – 7:30 p.m.
!etusbringsciencetoyou!
Tuesday, March 27
Live Music: “Sam
Grow Acoustic”
Big Dogs Paradise
(28765 Three Notch
Saturday March 2- th , 2012
Outside of Best Buy in California, M;
Live Music: “Dylan
Galvin”
Island Bar and Crab
House (16810 Piney
Point Rd., Piney Point)
– 7:30 p.m.
12:00pm to ?:?0pm
Road, Mechanicsville)
8 p.m.
Wednesday,
March 28
Live Music: “Four of
a Kind”
Cryer’s Back Road
Inn (22094 Newtowne
Neck Road, Leonard-
town) – 9 p.m.
R & B Linedancing
Workshop
House of Dance
(24620 Three Notch
Road, Suite 101, Hol-
lywood) - 6 p.m.
Live Music: “Kara-
oke Contest w/ Scar-
let Plus”
Gridiron Grill (20855
Callaway Village
Way, Callaway) – 7:30
p.m.
Open Mic w/ Mike
Dameron
Toot’s Bar (23971
Mervell Dean Road,
Hollywood) – 7:30
p.m.
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The County Times

Thursday, March 22, 2012

22

Crime

The County Times Thursday, March 22, 2012 22 Crime & Punishment Man Indicted for Child Sex

&

Punishment

Man Indicted for Child Sex Offenses

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

Indicted for Child Sex Offenses By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Cary Michael Anderson and one count

Cary Michael Anderson

and one count of continuing course of sexual miscon- duct with a minor. A s s i s t a n t State’s Attorney Joseph Stanalonis said Anderson was indicted in Circuit Court and sub- sequently served with the warrant. Police report-

ed that Anderson was currently in- carcerated at the county detention center on a no bond status. One of the alleged offenses

took place after Anderson had ab- sconded from the county deten- tion center on another sentence, Stanalonis said. “One incident occurred while he was in an escape status,” Stanalonis said. “He was harbor- ing the young lady and she was reported as a runaway.”

County pros- ecutors have in- dicted a Dameron man for allegedly having illicit sex- ual relations with two young girls, one 11 and the other 15 years old. Ac c o r d i n g

to the Bureau of Criminal Investi- gations detectives began inves- tigating allegations of Cary Mi- chael Anderson’s sexual relations with the two girls who were unre- lated to him Feb. 27 that are said to have continued over a two-year period. The results of the investiga- tion led to detectives arresting Anderson, 32, on Tuesday and charging him with one count of second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree sex offense, seven counts of third-degree sex offense

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Briefs

 
 

Indictment issued for 2011 fatal crash

 

St. Mary’s prosecutors have charged a man in the death of two women who were killed in an automotive crash back in August. Robert Rice Jr., 34, of Callaway, was indicted March 7 on charges of vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run, aggressive driving and failing to control speed to avoid a collision, police reported. The indictment was issued as a result of an investigation into a collision that occurred on Aug. 4, 2011 on Point Lookout Road in the area of Camp Cosoma Road in Callaway. The investigation revealed that Rice was operating a Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck and allegedly struck a Toyota Sienna operated by Sophie Newbury, 41, of Leonardtown, on Point Lookout Road in the area of Piney Point Road. Rice failed to stop at the collision scene and continued to travel northbound on Point Lookout Road. Rice then struck the rear of a different Toyota Sienna operated by Dyhalma Trudell, 54, of Leonardtown, in the area of Camp Cosoma. Rice’s vehicle then crossed the center line and struck a Chevrolet Impala operated by Chernica Boyland, 22, of Lexington Park. Boyland and her front seat passenger Lisa Proctor, 22, of Lexington Park, both died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. On March 15, Rice was arrested and served with the St. Mary's County Grand Jury indictment. Rice was taken to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he is cur- rently being held without bond.

Man arrested on sex abuse charges

 

On March 19, detectives with the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Spe- cial Victims Unit, conducted an investigation regarding alleged sex crimes committed by Jody Leroy Malinich, 46, of California, over the past five years. As a result of the investigation it was revealed Malinich had allegedly engaged in illegal sexual activity with a female minor, who was 17 at the time of the initial incident and continued the abuse for five years, police say. On March 20, detectives charged Malinich with second-degree sex offense, sexual abuse of a minor and continuing course of conduct sexual abuse to a minor. Malinich is currently being held in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center under no bond.

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Police Seek Convenience Store Robber

• FAX: 301-475-6909 Police Seek Convenience Store Robber By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Detectives are searching

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

Detectives are searching for a man who robbed the Burchmart convenience store at the intersection of Route 235 and Hollywood Road early Wednesday. The robbery took place at 4:22 a.m., police said, when an unknown black male entered the store and demanded an undis- closed amount of money. The suspect is shown in security cam- era footage as wearing a blue and white striped shirt and a red baseball cap. The unidentified male is said to op- erate either an early model, gold-colored Oldsmobile or a Buick passenger vehicle. According to one store employee the establishment opens at 4 a.m. each morning. Capt. Terry Black, commander of the

criminal investigative division, said that detectives are following up leads as they become available, but it appeared that the suspect had carefully picked his target by robbing the store just 22 minutes after it opened. “It indicates he had done some surveil- lance prior to the robbery,” Black said. Anyone with information regard- ing the robbery can call Tfc. Leo Nims at 301-475-4200 ext.1947 or Crime Solvers at

301-475-3333.

Those with information can also text the information to CRIMES (274637) by entering TIP239 (847239). Tipsters can re- main anonymous and may be eligible to re- ceive a $1,000 reward.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Thursday, March 22

CSI: Neverland

Chopticon High School (25390 Colton Point Road, Morganza) – 6 p.m. Chopticon High School’s Bravehouse Productions presents CSI: Neverland on March 22 through March 24. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. We are very excited about this comical production with our director, Tracie Pisarcik.

Zumba Fitness Classes

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad (43256 Rescue Lane, Hollywood) – 5:45 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Cost is $7 per class or $25 for five classes. Proceeds benefit Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad. For information call 301-757-2336.

Friday, March 23

Home Spun Coffee House Open Mic

Christ Church Parish Hall (37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico) – 7 p.m. The HomeSpun CoffeeHouse will spon- sor an Open Mic. This is a great event with

many varieties of music and lots of friend- ship, so if you haven’t been to an SMTMD event before, this is a great time to start! The doors Open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at

The admission fee for this event is

only $5, and performers are admitted free. Light refreshments will be provided and do- nations are suggested. For additional infor- mation, or to sign up to perform, please con- tact Bob Augustine at augustinera@gmail. com

7:30 p.m

Saturday, March 24

Coupon Clipping Savings Class

Charlotte Hall Library (37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall) – 1 p.m. Everyone loves a deal and shopping with coupons helps with securing better dis- counts. But what if you don’t know how to get started with coupons? Then the “Saving with Coupons” class is just the right ticket. The “Saving with Coupons” class, taught by local coupon celebrity, Kimberly Pepper- Hoctor (aka TheGirlLovesCoupons.com), will be held at the Charlotte Hall Library at 1pm. The class will explain the benefits of couponing, give a realistic view on how to use coupons, provide the pros and cons of Extreme Couponing, give tips on how to get started, and provide strategies on how to make the most of your coupons. Pepper-Hoc- tor, a 30-year coupon veteran who has been featured in many national and international publications such as Washington Post, BBC News, and various radio and TV shows, will also be hosting a small meeting of advanced couponers after the class to coordinate a Coupon Shop-Off - a donation collection event involving advance couponers shopping for food to donate to the SOMD Food Bank. The class is free of charge, but space is lim- ited and RSVPs are advisable.

The 7:30 Club (28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville) – 7 p.m. The 7:30 Club is providing kids a posi- tive alternative from the streets. The 7:30 Club offers an exciting, encouraging choice to our youth over negative options that are available that could impact their futures in a negative way. Our purpose is to impact their futures in a positive way, promoting positive relationships and activities as these individu- als go through arguably the most dangerous and influential period in their lives. Open to young people ages 13 and over. Artists

featured this month ate Everyday Sunday, All Things New, Nate Feuerstein and Grant

Woell. For more information, call 240-925-

6058 or visit seventhirtyclub.webs.com.

Indoor Flea Market

St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds (42455 Fair- grounds Road Leonardtown) – 8 a.m. St. Mary’s County Fair Association is having an indoor Flea Market at the Fair- grounds from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All ven- dors and Crafters are welcome. An 8X10 space with 1 table may be rented for $20. For information, or to reserve a space, call

301-475-9543.

Sunday, March 25

Chesapeake Community Chorus Con-

cert: Music for the Spring Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church (1450 Plum Point Road, Huntingtown) – 5 p.m. The concert will feature contemporary, gospel, classical Christian and secular music by John Rutter, Mary McDonald, Samuel Ward, Phillip Bliss, Peter Choplin, and oth- ers. The concert’s special guest will be Mother Goose, who will introduce five of her nursery rhymes for the chorus to sing as well as the famous story of ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’. Other songs will include: ‘America the Beautiful, and ‘Down to the River to Pray’. A free-will offering will be taken to support the Calvert Hospice House. The Chorus is a vol- unteer group of thirty singers in its 9th sea- son giving concerts for the benefit of chari- ties in Calvert County. The chorus has raised over $51,000 for these charities. For more information, contact Director Larry W. Brown at 301-855-7477 or e-mail

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Monday, March 26

Genealogical Society Meeting

Leonardtown Library (23250 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown) – 7 p.m. The St. Mary’s Genealogical Society is holding their next meeting at the Leon- ardtown Library. The public is invited and

admission is free. The subject of the meeting is “Bounty-Land Records at NARA.” The speaker is Claire Bettag. Refreshments will be served. Contact Loranna Gray at 301 373-

8458 or Peg Richardson at 410 326-4435 for

directions or information.

Tuesday, March 27

Community Alcohol Coalition Meeting

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Health Con- nections Outpatient Pavilion (25500 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown) – 6 p.m. MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in partner- ship with the St. Mary’s County Depart- ment of Aging and Human Services have formed a community coalition focusing on local youth alcohol use, binge drink- ing and alcohol related auto accidents. The Community Alcohol Coalition (CAC) is comprised of a comprehensive team of area organizations and stakeholders who are ad- dressing aspects of alcohol use as it affects youth in St. Mary’s County. Community members encouraged to attend.

Swing into Spring

Calvert Elks Lodge 2620 (1015 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick) – 7 p.m. The Adult Day Care of Calvert Coun- ty is pleased to announce the 2nd annual “Swing Into Spring” fundraiser featur- ing the Chesapeake Swing Band. Join us for a fun evening as we enjoy the sounds of the big band era and beyond! Each $20 ticket includes admission, hot and cold

hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, chance for a door prize, and an evening of live music for

dancers, non-dancers and music lovers! All proceeds are to benefit the Adult Day Care of Calvert County, a non-profit organization in Prince Frederick that provides compas- sionate services to frail elderly and disabled adults, including those suffering from ad- vanced dementia. For tickets, call 410-535- 0133 or email director@adcofcalvertcounty. org.

Wednesday, March 28

Mid-Week Lenten Services

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church ( 9463

HG Trueman Road, Lusby) – 7 p.m. Mid-Week Lenten Services will be held every Wednesday in March from 7-8 p.m. For more information call 410-231-2075 or visit www.shepherdofthebay.com.

Thursday, March 29

Caucasian Chalk Circle Three Notch Theatre (21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park) – 3:30 p.m. Eighteen actors will take on almost 70 roles in this intense, tragic, funny and beauti- ful tale of wisdom and humanity. There will be singing, dancing, magic and romance. The Newtowne Players will perform “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” Thursdays through Sundays until April 1. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows begin at 3:30 p.m. Tick- ets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, senior citizens and the military. Thursday shows are $10 general admission. Reserva- tions are recommended. Please make reser- vations for the show by calling 301-737-5447 or visiting www.newtowneplayers.org.

Friday, March 30

Lenten Fish Fry

Our Lady of the Wayside’s Loretto Hall (37575 Chaptico Road, Chaptico)- 5 p.m. Our Lady of the Wayside will hold a Lenten Fish Fry. Prices are $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. The menu will include fried fish, French fries, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, iced tea and desserts. For additional infor- mation contact Brenda Russell at rsbrssll@ aol.com or 301-373-2709.

Bunny Run Railroad

Trans Cycles (9032A Chesapeake Avenue North Beach) – 10:30 a.m. For the fourth year in a row, The Bunny Run Railroad will be at Tans Cycles here in North Beach. Day by day the display is coming together. Pretty purple roads were

painted traversing the entire 210 sq. ft. lay- out. This year, there will be six O-gauge

trains running, including Thomas, a “girl’s train,” and a bright yellow Santa Fe pas- senger train. Stop by Tans Cycles on March 30th or 31st to see the Bunny Run Railroad! For more information, call 410-247-6619 or

301-855-8337.

Saturday, March 31

Leprechaun Lilly’s Children’s Consign-

ment Sale St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds (42455 Fairgrounds Road Leonardtown) – 9 a.m. The Leprechaun Lilly’s Children’s Con- signment Sale will be held at the fairgrounds in Leonardtown on March 30 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and March 31 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. More than 24,000 gently used children’s and ma- ternity items will be available. Many items remaining after the sale are donated to local charities. Any local organization interested in receiving items from future sales can con- tact McConville at Mitzi@LeprechaunLil- lys.com.

All You Can Eat Fundraiser

Outback Steakhouse (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 11 a.m. Mother Catherine Spalding School is having an all-you-can-eat fundraiser at the Outback Steakhouse. It will be buffet-style. The meal will include steak, chicken, rice, salad, bread and drinks. Advanced tickets are on sale for $15. Contact the Mother Cath- erine Spalding office at 301-884-3165. Tick- ets purchased at the door the day of the event will cost $20. Children 3 and under are free. Carry-outs will be available.

Spring Fund Raiser

St. John’s School (43900 St. John’s Road, Hollywood) – 8 a.m. St. John’s School is having a Spring Yard Sale. There will be lots of vendors, crafters, and tables filled with yard sale items. Bargains galore! Come find treasures at low prices! All are welcome! For more information, please contact Julie Jackson at 301-373-3999 or joejack@md.metrocast.net or Crystal Heier at 301-672-9532 or crystal- heier@gmail.com.

Capital Steps Performance

Leonardtown High School (23995 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown) – 7:30 p.m. The Capital Steps will perform at Leon- ardtown High School. The performance will benefit Three Oaks Center. For more infor- mation, call 301-863-9535 for tickets and information. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

THREE OAKS CENTER PRESENTS Saturday, March 31, 2012 Leonardtown High School 7:30 P.M. $35.00 Advance
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Saturday,
March 31, 2012
Leonardtown
High School
7:30 P.M.
$35.00 Advance Sales $40.00 At the Door
GROUP RATE - 20 OR MORE - $30.00 PER PERSON
For Tickets and Information
Call THREE OAKS CENTER • 301-863-9535

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The County Times is always looking for more local talent to feature! To submit art or band information for our entertainment section, e-mail carriemunn@countytimes.net.

entertainment section, e-mail carriemunn@countytimes.net. Award Winning DJ at Home In Southern Maryland By Corrin M.

Award Winning DJ at Home In Southern Maryland

By Corrin M. Howe Staff Writer “I’m not the fanciest, most expen- sive or cheapest,
By Corrin M. Howe
Staff Writer
“I’m not the fanciest, most expen-
sive or cheapest, but on the most impor-
tant day of your life I will pronounce your
name right,” said Dave Lysinger, owner
of DJ Dave.
Although Lysinger has been in
broadcasting since he was 14-years-old,
he’s only owned his own DJ mobile ser-
vices about four years.
“My fiancée thought it was a cute
hobby, but now it’s taken off,” said
Lysinger.
DJ Dave employs three part-time
employees and one “swing” to help fill
in. They have weekly appearances in
restaurants and bars in Calvert and St.
Mary’s counties. His full service mobile
DJ company is a preferred vendor for sev-
eral organizations throughout Calvert, St.
Mary’s, Prince Georges and Anne Arun-
del counties. He offers karaoke, wed-
dings, anniversaries, birthday parties and
master of ceremony services.
A wide breadth of musical knowl-
edge, personality and professionalism set
him apart from most of the mobile DJs
operating within the county, according to
Lysinger.
He said he’s a member of the Ameri-
can DJ Association and Calvert County
Chamber of Commerce, fully insured,
and purchases his music from organiza-
tion selling music to DJs.
“I can think of only one other DJ
in the area who can claim all but one of
these things.”
Lysinger’s broadcast career started
with a radio job while he attended the
Broadcasting Institute of Maryland,
where he graduated with a college de-
gree. He holds a license to operate a ra-
dio station, uses the best equipment, has
back-up equipment and offers some light-
ing effects. “All green – using LED.”
His company has over 30,000 tracks
available and the largest “oldies” collec-
tion in the county. “Music for 50th anni-
versaries, not Led Zeppelin,” he laughed.
When he hires a DJ, personality is his
number one consideration followed by
the DJ’s music knowledge.
It is the DJ’s responsibility to set the
tone of the event and to control the mood,
according to Lysinger. If crowd starts to
become drunk and short tempered or las-
civious, then change songs.
“The first song sets the tone. A DJ’s
reward is the crowd’s reaction. There is
a reason why certain bars always have
fights,” he said.
Lysinger’s early history includes
professional performances “in many
venues from the smallest to some of the
world’s largest stages including the Ken-
nedy Center, Folger Shakespeare The-
ater, Ford’s Theater and even some stints
on the Silver Screen. He has worked as
on-air talent at various radio stations in
Maryland, Deleware & DC.”
He loved radio, but “it wasn’t paying
the bills.” Also, “Radio is very finicky.
They can fire you over your voice no lon-
ger meeting their format.”
Besides, the radio and Internet sta-
tions lack personality and the human
aspect, he said. “I became a government
contractor. It was a job, not a career.”
About six years ago he started work-
ing for a mobile DJ ser-
vice. He saved up all his
money to purchase his
own equipment and mu-
sic to set off on his own.
At the same time, he
called who he believed
was his biggest competi-
tion in the area.
“He knew who I
was,” he said.
Lysinger said his
competition is “a pro-
fessional,” and over the
years the two will refer
business back and forth
when they aren’t avail-
able. “He has given me a
lot of verbal support and
encouragement.”
DJ Dave still works
fulltime at Record Books
in Prince Frederick ne-
gotiating art rights and
running trade shows. He
finds the work very satis-
fying and it provides him
the benefits he needs for
his family.
The Calvert County
Chamber of Commerce
presented DJ Dave “the Best Home-
Based Business for 2011.” He was also
inducted into the Hall of Fame for the
Broadcast Institute of Maryland Associa-
tion. Both certificates he proudly carries
around in his portfolio.
For dates and locations of his com-
pany’s Karaoke, go to www.djdavemd.
com
corrin@somdpublishing.net
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Real Estate Rentals
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Employment
Winegardner Buick GMC of Prince
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people and experienced technicians.
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motivated and have good appearance and
communication skills. Technicians must
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Wanderings
By Linda Reno
Contributing Writer
The
Chronicle
During
the
of an
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I’m sure to receive
a number of que-
ries from people
Mind
“China Roses
and Purply-gray Flowers”
By Shelby Oppermann
Contributing Writer
researching their
St. Mary’s County
roots. More often than not, they claim
their ancestor arrived on the Ark or Dove.
The chances are slim to none. If all of the
folks people claim were on either of those
ships, they would have sunk in the harbor
and never left England.
Others claim some family member
told them they have Indian blood. The an-
cestor is always a woman. Unless you’re a
descendant of Giles Brent and Mary Kit-
tamaquund (daughter of Emperor Tayac
of the Piscataway Indian tribe) who were
married about 1644 when she was 10, you
don’t. Yes, the picture of great-grandma
shows she had dark hair, parted in the
Louis Milburn Tippett, Courtesy, Jennie Gaus
*** I have my toaster oven. (Thank you Terry for the oven and
for driving over from Calvert County – you’ve always been a great
friend) I never dreamt when I wrote about a little thrift store foraging
that so many kind people would offer up their extra toaster ovens to
me. I already know Mrs. Bowles is sweet and thoughtful – thank you
too. I better get started on the rest of my resin jewelry. ***
Normally I would be saying hooray for Spring; a fantastic reward
for another winter endured. But it has pretty much been Spring since
November or December. No! I’m not complaining. I welcome Spring
officially anyway. Now I can wear my pedal pushers (Capri’s, what-
ever they are called now) and sandals and show my pearly white legs
proudly. I know white is supposed to be “out” until after Memorial
Day – if that rule of fashion even applies any more. How is “Winter
White” different from other whites anyway. Though I do know being
middle, and pulled straight back and yes
her complexion appears to be dark. She looked that
way because that was the hair style in those days
Mary had inherited
by the death of her fa-
ther in 1680 and had
at least six children
before Philip’s death
about 1706. Mary
then married second,
Thomas Rabling.
While there are
now plenty of Tippett
descendants who are
Catholic, this family
was primarily Prot-
estant. For instance,
Rev. Benjamin Tip-
pett (1768-1836) was
the first resident
minister of St. Paul’s
Methodist Church
in Leonardtown and
his son, Zachariah H.
Tippett (1800-1886)
was also a Methodist
a framer all these years (as do paint mixers) that there are hundreds
of whites available for your pleasure and confusion. Customers come
in and say, “I’d like a white mat please.” And then they are amazed at
the subtle and sometimes drastic effects different types of white can
and she was dark because she worked outside in the
fields along with her husband.
One of the “later” families, if you will, were
the Tippetts. The Tippett family of St. Mary’s
County began with the arrival of Philip Tippett
some time prior to 1681. He was transported to
Maryland by Rev. John Turling (aka Tyrling), an
Episcopal minister who, that same year, was ac-
cused of “uttering mutinous and seditious words to
the people.” The contention was that he had said
it was no wonder the English were having their
throats cut as the Lord Proprietary had furnished
the Indians with powder and shot for that purpose.
Rev. Turling was shortly cleared of all charges.
In that same year, Philip Tippett married Mary
have on a picture. I love the subtleties of color, shade, tint, and tone.
There are times I use tint, tone, and shade in the wrong context,
but generally tint is when a color has white added, usually result-
ing in pastels, shade is any color to which black has been added,
and tones are normally the “grayed” tones like heathers that blend so
beautifully. Then there are the colors I refer to as the browny-pinks,
reddy-browns, and purply-grays, etc. Crayola should take note. To
me this classification system makes perfect sense.
It’s really Spring officially for me when I switch out the display
on the lower counter of my china cabinet. Though I switched it over
Suttle, daughter of John Suttle and Mary Curtis.
The marriage was undoubtedly performed by Rev.
Turling. They lived at “Suttle’s Range” on land
minister.
Like many other families, some stayed while
others moved away. Some were farmers and la-
borers, while others became doctors and lawyers.
Some were what we might scalawags, but for the
most part the Tippetts have always been fine, solid
citizens.
One of Philip Tippett’s descendants was Dr.
Louis Milburn Tippett (1864-1908), son of John
Wesley Tippett and Joseph Ann Bean. He gradu-
ated from the Baltimore College of Physicians and
Surgeons in 1892. On December 27, 1899 he mar-
ried Myrtle Etienne Beal (1878-1909), daughter of
Alexander “Sandy” Beal and Lucy Ann Dunbar, at
St. Ignatius Catholic Church at St. Inigoes. Dr. Tip-
pett had a medical practice near there. He was an
Episcopalian and is buried at All Faith Episcopal
Church while Myrtle, a Catholic, is buried at St.
Michael’s Catholic Church in Ridge.
Library items
a week ago, since the mostly 70 to 80 degree days have made the
cardinals in snow, and white ware a little out of place. I suppose most
women change their seasonal décor. I normally can’t wait to change
to my Bavarian China with all the beautiful hand-painted roses and
ton Park Library Art Gallery. Her paintings are on
display through April 30.
my assorted collection of pink and green depression ware. Of course
there are lots of bunny motif items mixed in for the Easter season. I
also change out all the candles to sage greens and yellows. How can
you not be happy when you have Easter and Spring colors all over
your house. The dining room table’s center display also changes with
silk hydrangea flowers placed in a crystal compote. The flowers in
that purply gray tone I love so much.
Virtual tour of museum planned
A virtual tour of the largest African American
museum on the east coast, The Reginald F. Lewis
Museum of Maryland in downtown Baltimore, will
be conducted on Mar. 31 at Lexington Park library.
Museum staff member Lisa Crawley will delve into
the various exhibits and collections of the museum,
including those from St. Mary’s County. Deanna
Mingo, Assistant Principal, George Washington
Carver Elementary School, will share the state cur-
riculum available to teach African American his-
tory. This free program, which starts at 2 p.m., is
being co-sponsored by St. Mary’s County Branch
of NAACP, Unified Committee for Afro-American
Contributions, and the Minority Outreach Coali-
tion. Light refreshments will be served.
Charlotte Hall will host Books, Coffee and
Conversation
Adults are invited for coffee and engaging con-
versation at the Charlotte Hall branch on Mar. 29 at
10:30 a.m. They can share books they have read or
listened to and discover what others are reading. No
registration required.
I often wonder if men require this visible change of scene for the
seasons, or if they begin to think, “Oh it’s almost time to start mow-
ing the grass again.” Or, “Should I trim back that limey-yellow Eu-
onymus shrub near the house.” Maybe. I know they are plenty of men
who enjoy the beauty of flowers and the singing of the birds. Prints
and pictures seem to be one-way men bring the coming of Spring into
their homes. I might even switch out my normally serene paintings,
prints, and photos on the wall to a livelier palette in time for Easter. I
certainly have enough antique rabbit prints.
Easter feels awfully early this year, but I am getting ready for
Children’s programs planned during spring
recess
On April 2 at 2 p.m. Charlotte Hall branch will
show a movie based on a true story about a young
dolphin which lost its tail. Lexington Park branch
will show a movie about Elmo’s journey to rescue
it now. My Mother-in-law, Shirley and I normally covered the after
church service refreshments for Easter Sunday, with many parishio-
ners bringing extra kid-friendly snacks for the Easter egg hunt in the
churchyard afterwards. I will still bake for that day with my friend
Crystal, and try to do Shirley proud. My stepdaughter, Michelle is
hoping to keep the lamb cake tradition alive if the lamb cake mold
can be found before then. There’s only one part of the tradition we are
hoping doesn’t carry on…Tidbit devouring the lamb cake.
Open computer lab scheduled
Leonardtown library will hold an open com-
puter lab on Mar. 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for adults.
Trained staff will be available to help with Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, eBook basics, or job
search skills. Space is limited. Registration is
required.
To each Spring’s new adventures,
Shelby
Opening reception planned for artist
The public is invited to meet local artist Jane
Rowe and view her artwork at her opening recep-
tion on Mar. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lexing-
his lost blanket on April 3 at 11 a.m. Leonardtown
will show one about the legendary Puss in Boots on
a journey on April 5 at 2 p.m. The movies are free
and snacks are provided.
Each branch will offer crafternoons for chil-
dren ages 4-12. They can drop in between 1 p.m.
and 4 p.m. to make a spring craft. Charlotte Hall’s
will be April 3 and Leonardtown and Lexington
Park’s will be April 4. Supplies are provided.
Kids’ Karaoke fun is planned for kid’s ages
8-14 at the Leonardtown library on April 3 from
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. No registration is required.
Lexington Park will offer LEGO Fun on April
5. Children ages 3-6 can attend 11:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. and ages 3-6 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
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Bowie Begins Title Defense With Convincing Victory

By Doug Watson Contributing Writer

Brandywine’s Ben Bowie, the defending Potomac Speedway limited late model track champion, scored a con- vincing win in last Friday night’s season-opening 20-lap main event. Kevin Cooke and Sam Archer paced the field to the initial green flag of the event with Cooke getting the jump at the start and blasting into the race lead. As Cooke lead, fifth-starting Ben Bowie had worked his way to second by the sixth lap, setting his sights on Cooke. Bowie would then snare the top-spot from Cooke on lap-seven and go on to lead the remainder of the race to post his 11th career limited late model win at Potomac. “I knew we had a good car, but I just had to be patient getting up through there.” Bowie explained. “It’s way to early in the season to tear the car up so I just waited until the time was right to make my way to the front. I just want to thank all my sponsors and crew for all their support.” Sam Archer held on for second, Dave Adams was third, Cooke settled for fourth and Tommy Wagner Jr. completed the top- five. Bowie was the heat race winner as well. Mike Latham put on a driving clinic as he scored a dominating victory in the 16-lap street stock feature. Kyle Nelson took the early race lead, with Latham in tow. Nel- son’s lead would only last two circuits as Latham took the lead for good on lap-three and would drive off to his 23rd career Potomac street stock feature win. “This win is for my dad.” Latham stated. “He’s in the hospital and couldn’t be here tonight, so this one’s for him.” In a late race rush, Kurt Zimmerman collected runner-up honors with Nelson hanging on for third. Barry Williams Sr. came home fourth with Stephen Quade completing the top-five. Heats went to Nelson and Darren Alvey. Jonathon Raley was victorious in another wild 15- lap hobby stock feature. Raley, who started second, would eventually go on to lead every lap of the event, but it was by far not an easy win. Eighth-starting Brian Adkins and sixth- starter John Burch battled Raley the entire distance, but to no avail, and would settle for second and third respectively.

avail, and would settle for second and third respectively. Jerry Deason would come home fourth with

Jerry Deason would come home fourth with Shane Roloff rounding out the top-five. Heats went to Burch and Matt Tarbox. In other action, defending Virginia Motor Speedway modified track champion Dan Arnold scored the win in the 20-lap modified event with Ed Pope Sr. claiming the win in the 50-lap strictly stock headliner.

Limited late models

1. Ben Bowie 2. Sam Archer 3. Dave Adams 4. Kevin Cooke 5. Tommy Wagner Jr. 6. Ed Pope (DNS).

Street stocks

1. Mike Latham 2. Kurt Zimmerman 3. Kyle Nelson

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Barry Williams Sr. 5. Stephen Quade 6. Darren Alvey

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Billy farmer 8. Ricky Edmonds 9. Dale Reamy 10. Dave

McBrayer 11. Josh Williams 12. Mike Raleigh 13. Billy Crouse (DNS) 14. Jonathon Oliver (DNS).

Hobby Stocks

1. Jonathon Raley 2. Brian Adkins 3. John Burch 4.

Jerry Deason 5. Shane Roloff 6. Robbie Gass 7. Will Nelson

8. Bud Pickeral 9. Don Breach 10. Brittany Wenk 11. Bobby Miexsall 12. Matt Tarbox 13. Tommy Randall 14. James Sutphin (DNS).

Modifieds

1. Dan Arnold 2. Chris Arnold 3. Aaron Harris 4. Bri-

an Dobie 5. Curtis Barricks 6. Rich Marks (DNS) 7. James Sparks (DNS).

Strictly stocks

1. Ed Pope Sr. 2. Ray Bucci 3. Buddy Dunagan 4. Nabil

Guffey 5. JJ Silvious 6. Greg Morgan 7. John Hardesty 8. CJ Pannuty 9. Dave Mosely.

Swap Meet, Test & Tunes at MIR

On Saturday, March 24, Maryland International Raceway will host the Spring MIR Performance Swap Meet and Test & Tune with time runs, grudge runs, testing, and tuning all day. Buy, Sell or Trade, and turn those extra parts in your ga- rage into cash, or find the extra parts you need at a good buy. IHRA chassis certifications will also be available. The event is open to streetcars, racecars, street bikes, drag bikes, and junior dragsters. There will also be a free $1,000 to win gambler’s race held for E.T. bracket racers. This is also a great opportunity for racers to settle those grudge matches at the strip. Gates will open at 10 a.m. and the event will be concluded at 6 p.m. The gambler’s race will start at 3 p.m. General Admission for adults are $15, and kids 11 & under are free. A 15' x 20' Swap Meet spot is $25 and that in- cludes one admission. Racer entry fee is $30, and no time racer entry fee is $40. No advance reservations needed, come to race watch or swap. On Sunday, March 25, MIR will host another full day Test & Tune. Time runs, grudge runs, testing, and tuning all day long. MIR will also have a free $1,000 to win gamblers race for the bracket racers. So bring your grudge matches, street cars, pro cars, bracket cars, imports, motorcycles, and Jr. Dragsters to MIR! Gates open at 10am, eliminations begin at 3 p.m., and the test & tune is over at 6 p.m. Admission is just $15. For more information on these events call 301-884-RACE or visit mirdrag.com.

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March 22, 2012 The County Times Sp rts Fishing Fair By Keith McGuire Contributing Writer The
March 22, 2012 The County Times Sp rts Fishing Fair By Keith McGuire Contributing Writer The

By Keith McGuire Contributing Writer

The Ordinary

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Keith McGuire Contributing Writer The Ordinary Angler Angler The Southern Maryland Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater

The Southern Maryland Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfisherman’s Asso- ciation is hosting their 19th annual fishing fair this weekend, March 24 and 25 at the Solo- mons Fire Hall from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. This is always the best place to find the latest and most necessary fishing items need- ed for the season. Whether you are a troller or light tackle angler, the needed supplies are available at this event. There will be more than 80 vendors at the fair selling everything from used fishing tackle and supplies for bargain basement prices, to new and used boats, and great deals on Fishing Charters. This is a great time to book a charter for yourself and a bunch of your best friends who like fishing. I can tell you that booking a guide or charter is one of the best ways to learn the best methods and locations to catch fish during

the season. After all, who knows more about where and how to catch fish in the local area than a Captain who depends on catching fish to stay in business? As for boats, some of the local dealers see this as their last opportunity of the boat show season to display the latest in new fiberglass. You can find boat show prices on most of the new boats offered here. In addition, many of the local anglers who have upgraded their platforms are offering their used boats that are priced to sell. For fishing supplies and tackle, many of the vendors are offering deals that you won’t find in tackle shops and big chain sporting goods stores. In addition, some of the items that you’ll find at this show are items that you won’t find anywhere during the rest of the year. One of the things that I like best about the show is talking to the vendors. Most of them are

anglers in their own right, so they’re offering new items that they actually use to catch fish. While you’re at the show, everything you need to be comfortable is available in- cluding snacks, coffee, soft drinks and beer. Door prizes are also drawn every hour. There’s little doubt that the Southern Maryland Chap- ter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfisherman’s Association makes money with this show – which is the latest show of the year. You might be interested to know that they use these funds to support the largest array of “kids” fishing activi- ties in Maryland throughout the summer months. Some examples include “How-to” fishing clinics for the summer camp kids at Greenwell State Park, including a chance to go fishing on the Patuxent River on chapter members’ boats. Another event, co-sponsored by the St. Mary’s County De- partment of Recreation and Parks, is the fishing day at

Point Lookout Fishing Pier. This event includes as many as 300 children from ages 8 to 12 who get an opportunity (the first ever for many) to catch a fish under the watchful eyes of many chapter volunteers. The chapter maintains hundreds of fishing rods and reels to support these events and offers brand new rods and reels as prizes for many of the participants. Remember, an angler can never have too many fishing rods!

Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s Association Southern Maryland Chapter

19 th Annual

FISHING FAIR

Solomons Firehouse March 24 & 25, 2012 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

80+ INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENDORS

Fishing Tackle & Supplies Fishing Charters | New & Used Boats Food & Drink | Door Prizes

Admission $3

(Kids age 12 and under are free)

| New & Used Boats Food & Drink | Door Prizes Admission $3 (Kids age 12
| New & Used Boats Food & Drink | Door Prizes Admission $3 (Kids age 12
| New & Used Boats Food & Drink | Door Prizes Admission $3 (Kids age 12

www.mssasmc.com

If you go fishing and catch something slightly more worthwhile than a cold, be sure to take a picture and send it to me at river- dancekeith@gmail.com. Keith has been a recreational angler on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for over 50 years; he fishes weekly from his small boat during the season, and spends his free time supporting local conservation organizations.

A View From The Peyton’s Former Place BleaChers By Ronald N. Guy Jr. Contributing Writer
A View From The
Peyton’s Former Place
BleaChers
By Ronald N. Guy Jr.
Contributing Writer
The rear-
view mirror
has great util-
ity on the open
road. In life,
though, it can
be one’s ene-
my. As a con-
stant reminder
of the past,
life’s rear-view
is the irritat-
ing source of
revisionist his-
tory: a place where mistakes, missed op-
portunities, personal transgressions and
misguided nostalgia forever thrive. Hind-
sight offers valuable lessons but it can also
skew the reality of the past and, when
dwelled upon, can erode self-confidence
and create a regretful tentativeness in the
present.
And so, as the recently unemployed
Peyton Manning faced an unfamiliar and
uncomfortable fork in his career road –
the end to his 14-year stint with the Colts
during which he earned four MVP awards
and won a Super Bowl - wallowing in his
glorious past, even wrongfully perpetuat-
ing it, would have been an understandable
inclination. However, after a few awk-
ward moments early in the offseason, the
Colts and Manning handled the situation
admirably, arriving at the only rational
outcome: Manning’s outright release and
entry into free agency. Once the deci-
sion was made, Colts owner Jim Irsay and
Manning held a press conference, bid one
another a heartfelt adieu and poof…it was
over. The Colts moved on quickly with
their bottoms-up rebuild, likely starting
with the selection of Stanford quarterback
Andrew Luck, Manning’s successor, in
the upcoming draft. Manning, too, wast-
ed no time hopping on a plane and begin-
ning his flirtations with potential suitors.
The Colts and Manning may have
turned the page, but I’m not quite ready
to go gleefully bounding into Manning’s
post-Indianapolis career. I want to wal-
low in that dastardly and dangerous world
of hindsight for at least a couple hundred
more words. There’s more to this sad di-
vorce than simply Manning playing
for another team. Just two years ago,
Manning’s Colts flirted with a per-
fect season and came up a few plays
short of a second Super Bowl title.
One year ago the Colts were a playoff
team and Manning held an impressive
consecutive games played streak. There
was absolutely nothing in any tea leaves,
psychic’s ball or tarot cards to indicate
that Peyton Manning would be anything
but an Indianapolis Colt for as long as he
wanted to be. Even Professor Marvel had
money on Manning forever residing in
Indy…either in this world or the one over
the rainbow.
So what happened? Circumstanc-
es…a lot of bizarre ones arriving in uni-
son. A troublesome neck forced Man-
ning to have surgery. It didn’t go well,
necessitating a few follow-up procedures
and shelving Manning for the entire 2011
season. In that year without Manning, the
Colts disintegrated into the worst team
in the league and “earned” the #1 overall
pick where Luck, a once-in-a-generation
quarterback, waits. Further complicating
the situation, Manning’s contract included
a $20M-plus bonus in early March – basi-
cally a go/no-go decision point for his fu-
ture in Indy. In the end, Manning’s health
and contract, the depreciation of the Colts’
roster and a juicy carrot (Luck) congealed
to prematurely dissolve what was one of
the greatest player-team-city unions in the
history of professional sports.
The Colts and Manning may have
been rare mature adults, but this unthink-
able breakup couldn’t have been easy on
either of them. They were victims of per-
fectly aligned circumstances that forced
upon them an unimaginable scenario: a
future without one another. And while we
live knowing nothing lasts forever, Man-
ning under center for the Colts seemed
like it could be the one thing that would.
Manning’s exit from Indy is a sobering
reminder though that nothing in life is im-
mune to a confluence of change agents.
Anything can change, even those things
held most dear, and probably will, if not in
whole then at least in part.
Manning may find success elsewhere
and Indy may hit the quarterback lottery
again with Luck, but it’s doubtful either
will be as successful apart as they were to-
gether. I only wish I had enjoyed their run
together more. I momentarily forgot that
the end to anything could be just around
the corner. Shifting my viewpoint from
the rear-view to the windshield, I’ll also
be sure to not take for granted the good-
ness that currently surrounds me.
Send
comments
to
rguyjoon@yahoo.
com

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Do you have Medicare Part D and earn less than $33,000 a year? Call the
Do you have
Medicare Part D
and earn less than
$33,000 a year?
Call the St. Mary’s County
Department of Aging & Human
Services to find out if you
qualify for money saving
programs that can help with your
Part D premium and co-pays.
301-475-4200, ext. 1064
301-737-5670, ext. 1654
Brought to you by the Board of Commissioners for St. Mary's County
Francis Jack Russell, President; Lawrence D. Jarboe; Cynthia L. Jones; Todd B. Morgan;
Daniel L. Morris; and the Department of Aging & Human Services.
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Programs and Activities

A Night on the Town-Cabaret Style!! Enjoy a night on the town with dinner, dancing to jazz standards performed by the Kim Reynolds Quartet from Washington D.C., and live acts at the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services first Cabaret!! Join us on Friday, April 13, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge for this evening of fine en- tertainment. Buffet dinner features Steam- ship Round, Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Chicken Parmigiana, a variety of vegetables, and dessert. Tickets are $20 for those 50 years of age and older, $25 for peo- ple under 50. Buy your ticket at any senior activity center or contact Jennifer Hunt at 301.475.45200, ext. 1073 . Tickets are avail- able until Tuesday, April 10.

present many different options for creating your own custom jewelry. An assortment of beading materials will be provided, includ- ing silver and gold plated items. The cost is $15.00 per person; checks can be made payable to All About Beads. Payment is due in advance. For more information, call 301.475.4200, ext. 1050.

ZUMBA Party! Join us in celebrating spring the ZUMBA way at the Garvey Senior Activ- ity Center on Thursday, March 29 from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Bring a friend and give Zumba a whirl. There will be two instruc- tors for twice the fun. Use your fitness cards or pay just $3.00. For more information, call 301.475.4200, ext. 1050.

Americorp position available Serve approximately 15 hours per week and receive a living allowance of ap- proximately $60.50 before taxes, paid out in bi-weekly installments through the end of August. AmeriCorps members directly serve in their community. Position requires that the member serve with St. Mary’s County Dept. of Aging’s nutrition program and co