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Falling Into The Trap Of Addiction

Documentary Details The Cost Of Opiate Abuse


IN LOCAL

Man Charged With


Murder In Drug
Overdose

IN LOCAL

Retired Captain
Running For Sheriff

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FEATURE STORY

Its hard to fight


because the stakes
are so high. But you
have to fight the
good fight.

Sheriff Timothy Cameron on


fighting the opiate epidemic

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Calvert Man Charged In


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By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

St. Marys County prosecutors have


charged a Prince Frederick man with providing the heroin that they say resulted in a
womans death back in August.
Mark Steven Garner, 27, faces charges
of second-degree murder, depraved heart,
in the death of Barbara Ann Sneden, 31
stemming from the victims overdose at a
California address.
The overdose occurred back in on Aug.
31 with St. Marys sheriffs responding to
the scene, the Chief Medical Examiners
Office ruled that Sneden was killed due to
heroin intoxication.
For a month St. Marys and Calvert detectives developed Garner as a suspect in the
death investigation and executed a search
and seizure warrant in Dowell where they
arrested Garner.
During the arrest police found packaged
heroin that was uniquely linked to Garner who was the dealer, and found that the
heroin seized matched that of Garner, police reports stated.
Police also gathered other evidence to
include witness statements, video surveillance and digital evidence, police said,
which led to murder charges against Garner
as well as a charge of conspiring to distribute heroin.
In Maryland, the depraved heart charge
means the killing of a person while acting
with an extreme disregard for human life.
The depraved heart murder charge carries a sentence of 30 years.
Heroin related deaths continue to plague
both St. Marys and Calvert counties.

In Calvert
there were
15 heroindeaths for
2015. From
2007 to 2015
there have
been a total
of 57 heroi n-related
deaths according to
the states
Department
of
Health
Garner
and Mental Hygiene.
There were six such deaths for all of 2015,
just one more than 2014 but there have already been two such deaths in the first three
months of 2016 alone in St. Marys.
Opioid-related, or synthetic heroin,
deaths also increased in 2015 compared
to 2014 with five deaths and three deaths
respectively.
Overdose deaths linked to fentanyl, a
highly potent pain killer that health officials
and law enforcement officers have warned
is many times more powerful than heroin,
remained steady from 2014 to 2015 with
three fatalities; there has already been one
recorded death from fentanyl in the first
quarter of this year for St. Marys County.

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Navy Captain Running


For Sheriffs Office
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Tom Phelan, 59, of Hollywood, a retired
U.S. Navy captain is running for the sheriffs office seat in 2018.
Phelan, a former naval aviator with command experience in a 27-year navy career
who now works for a defense industry contractor, says that despite his lack of law enforcement experience he has what it takes
to be the countys next sheriff.
My background as a naval officer
will provide a fresh sense of leadership
in the sheriffs office, Phelan said. And
I want to provide something back to my
community.
Phelan said he has come to St. Marys
and left several times due to navy deployments but has always come back here.
In his campaign platform, Phelan said he
wanted to focus on recruiting and retaining
deputies, which has been a problem recently with numerous vacancies throughout the
force.
Phelan said he has a son who worked for
the agency for about a year before leaving
it; he said his son was a seven-year veteran
officer from a police department in North
Carolina.
I think there is a retention problem in
the sheriffs office, Phelan told The County Times, adding that he believed current
Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron and his command staff were driving people away.
It opened my eyes into the operations of
the sheriffs office, Phelan said of his sons
short time with theagency.
His other main focus would be to continue the fight against the illegal sale and
use of opiates like heroin.
That includes aggressively going after
the trafficking portion of the problem,
Phelan said.
Thirdly, Phelan said he believed his experience at the top of four different navy
commands would serve him well because

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office, Phelan said.
Cameron is currently in his third term as
sheriff. He ran unopposed in the last election cycle.
Cameron said that there were some deputies who left the agency to pursue other
careers or there were others who could not
abide by the strict policies and procedures
by which he had to run the organization.
The law enforcement profession has
strict guidelines for conduct, Cameron
said. The officers who perform to the
standards of those strict guidelines do
verywell.
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category or get a new one.
The owners of The Rex applied to
change their liquor license to a Class D
tavern license because they could no longer meet the requirement of their current
license that they serve equal amounts of
food and alcohol.
Theyre serving about 54 percent alcohol now, said Town Administrator Laschelle McKay.
The town also voted to send a letter of
support to the countys Alcohol Beverage
Board to allow for another Class D tavern
license to for the owner for Crazy For Ewe
a knitting and craft business, to sell wine
during knitting classes.
That kind of license is the only one
available to a business like Crazy For Ewe,
McKay said, so the town has been working
with the state legislative delegation to come
up with a new arts and entertainment oriented liquor license that would allow businesses that are not restaurants or taverns to

have limited on-site liquor sales.


So far the delegation has not been successful with getting the laws changed but
McKay said town leadership was hopeful
that might change with the towns stateawarded arts and entertainment district
status.
In other news the town council held a
public hearing for the construction of 107
single- family homes on the Wathen Farm
property that was annexed in last year.
The council voted 4-to-0, one member
was absent, to approve the conceptual site
plan.
The council also sent to the towns zoning board a proposal to tear down and rebuild a house on Washington Street at the
crest of the hill leading down to the town
wharf.
The rebuild would fall under the towns
zoning overlay approved several years ago
that would allow the town to relax certain
restrictions on the project if it met with the
goals of revitalization, McKay said.
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St. Marys County Sheriffs


Office Conducts Tobacco
Compliance Checks
From February to May 2016, Cpl. James
Stone, Alcohol Enforcement Coordinator for St. Marys County Sheriffs Office,
conducted Tobacco Compliance Checks
on 103 licensed tobacco retailers throughout St. Marys County and of the businesses
checked, 48 sold products illegally to underage buyers.
The items purchased ranged from cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars, to refills
for e-cigarettes (vaping oils). The penalty for
selling tobacco products to a person under the
age of 18 is a $300.00 civil citation. Penalties,
including fines and suspension of the retail license, can also be imposed on the licensee of
tobacco establishments.
Stone states, The reality is that underage
teens are going to try to access these products
if they can. Its up to the retailers to train their
employees to check IDs correctly and refuse
the sale of these products to underage youth.
Starting in October, additional compliance
checks will begin. If you are a retailer and
would like more information, need signage
for your store, or have questions, contact Rebecca Jackson at the St. Marys County Health
Department at 301-475-4391. For questions
regarding tobacco enforcement, please contact Cpl. James Stone at 301-997-8531 or by
email at James.Stone@stmarysmd.com.
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Chiefs Bar Tall Timbers
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County Liquors Great Mills
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Quik Stop Great Mills
Rite Aid Store Charlotte Hall
Rite Aid Lexington Park
Russells Store Valley Lee
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Shell Charlotte Hall
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Terrys Tobacco Mechanicsville
The Beer Cave/Bobs Sunoco Callaway
The Corner Store (Callaway Shell)
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Comptroller Franchot Warns


Maryland Taxpayers of Phone
Scam Threatening Arrest

Taxpayers Advised to NotRespond


to Messages
Comptroller Peter Franchot warns taxpayers to stay vigilant and safeguard their
personal information by being alert to a
new phone scamaimed at scaring people
into paying money.
A taxpayer alerted the agencys Compliance Division Friday morning that he had
received two suspicious phone calls supposedly from the Comptrollers Office and
threatening arrest if he didnt pay his tax
bill. Field Enforcement agents are investigating the phone numbers provided by the
taxpayer.
If anyone calls you asking for personal
information or worse yet, threatening you
with arrest, dont respond and hang up
immediately, Comptroller Franchot said.
Thestaff of my agency would never treat
Maryland taxpayers that way.These crooks

are trying to scare you by taking your


money and stealing your identity. They are
shameless, unscrupulous predators trying
to destroy your financial sanctity.
Neither the Comptrollers Office nor the
Internal Revenue Service calls taxpayers
and ask for personal information or Social
Security numbers.
The Comptrollers Office warns taxpayers to also not reply to emails requesting
confidential information, especially your
Social Security number, birth date, salary information or home address. If you
receive an email asking for a copy of
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PATUXENT RIVER APPRECIATION DAYS 2016


39TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF ONE OF SOUTHERN MARYLANDS OLDEST FESTIVALS
By David Spigler
Contributing Writer
On October 8th and 9th, the Calvert Marine Museum sponsored the 39th annual
edition of the Patuxent River Appreciation
Days, better known as PRAD. This weekend of fun filled activities began in 1978
on Columbus Day weekend as a means of
bringing recognition and awareness for the
importance this second longest river and
its tributaries in the state has on our lives
here in Southern Maryland. This festival
is held each year to highlight economic,
social, recreational, and cultural impacts
this river has on the basin through which it
flows. Additionally, it provides a reminder
of the rivers historical significance. Beginning with the Native Americans who originally inhabited its riverbanks and coastal
areas prior to the colonists arrival in 1634
and continuing through today, it provides
a means for many a watermens livelihood
and an exceptional recreational asset for
our citizens and visitors.
This celebration is also made possible by
the support of the Calvert County Board of

County Commissioners along with many


non profit organizations who actively participate in the planning, staffing, advertising, and hosting for these busy two days.
Among the groups that come together each
year include the Shriners of the Boumi
Temple in Baltimore who often bring 300
or more members to help, the local Volunteer Fire Departments, high school
NJROTC Marching units, local Cub, Boys,
and Girls Scout Troops, the Knights of Columbus members from throughout the Tri
County area, the Elks, the Masons, Calvert
County Watermans Association, and many
dignitaries and government representatives
of the County and the State. All of these
groups share an interest in the preservation
of our Patuxent River and the importance
it has on our continuing our great quality
of life.
This years event opening, just as last
weeks Calvert County Fair, was dealt a serious blow by Mother Nature with a cold,
rainy start that held back the number of at-

tendees and participants. The weather had


a real negative impact on the many vendors who look forward to displaying and
selling their artistic wares. More than 30
tents were set up to showcase their amazing handiwork that reflects the wonderful scenery and the life style we routinely
enjoy here in the land of pleasant living.
This collection of talent is far and away one
of the best in all of Maryland.
Additionally, many local non profit organizations planned to set up their food trucks
and dining tents to provide a delicious array of tasty meals from cheese steaks, BBQ
chicken and pork, hoagies, burgers, fries,
fritters, funnel cakes, cotton candy, ice
cream and more. The aroma generated by
these various goodies being prepared,
combine to give PRAD a carnival like
atmosphere and always make for difficulty
in deciding what to eat! These volunteer
groups generate a good portion of their
annual income from this two day event.
Unfortunately, most decided not to open
on Saturday given
the harsh weather
and the small number of hardy visitors
willing to brave the
elements. Even the
mainstay Knights of
Columbus with their
bright red and yellow aprons full of
Tootsie Rolls who
routinely greet the
crowds upon entering the grounds of
the Calvert Marine
Museum and helping the police as
crossing guards were
disappointedly absent this year! In a
word, the most often
heard comment by
those who were present was Bummer!
Kathy Weakley, one
of the workers, stated
We should call this
Patuxent Rainy Appreciation Days.
Happily, the rains
ended by Sunday
morning and the sun
returned before noon
giving a promise
of better things to

come! Slowly the grounds of the museum


became a hub bub of activity. Folks with
big smiles could be seen scurrying about
with a new sense of purpose in hopes the
day would bring out a crowd of visitors.
Strains of Patsy Cliness Sweet Dreams
drifted over the area from one of the scheduled musical groups rehearsing on the large
outdoor stage at the Museum. The sounds
of rat a tat rat a tat rat a tat were being
produced by many children at the Museums Ship Building site where, for a $2
donation, they were given the material to
fashion neat small toy wooden ships replete
with sails! Under the direction of George
Surgent, the Museums Boatwright and
volunteers Ray Brule and Butch Garren,
the kids are given instructions and help in
preparing their seagoing craft. Probably, if
not the most popular activity, it definitely
was the noisiest of the afternoon! Upwards of 200+ children are attracted to
this fun filled activity each year. Many
of the old timer volunteers state many
of these youngsters parents actually built
their boats at these same tables when they
werekids.
Looking about, lines were beginning to
form to see the historic Drum Point Lighthouse or take a ride on the museums iconic
skipjack the Wm. B. Tennison. The Museum itself became crowded with visitors
old and young. The normal admission
charges were waived for the weekend and
it was obvious many took advantage of seeing the wonderful displays and artifacts in
this extraordinary place. Calvert Marine
Museum has been called the jewel of
the Chesapeake Bay and is known as one
of the finest in Delaware, Maryland and
Virginia. One of the more interesting displays showed the importance of the oyster
in filtering the waters of the Bay and its
tributaries. Two aquarium tanks were set
up side by side early in the morning. Each
tank is filled with cloudy water direct from
the nearby river. In one, several oysters are
placed to demonstrate their incredible ability to filter the water. Within hours as if by
magic, the water in the oyster tank is dramatically clearer than the tank next to it!
There are other great exhibits that are just
as astonishing! If you have not visited this
trove of Southern Maryland history, plan
on bringing the entire family for a day outing to see and learn of the awesome great
treasures that make our region beautiful!
Finally, the blustery winds died down
and the sky turned blue and crowds be-

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gan to make their way to Solomons Island
Road in anticipation of the annual PRAD
Parade that was to get underway at 2:00.
The number of onlookers was down this
year as compared to previous years when
it was standing room only. Its too bad as
the Parade itself was as great as ever! It
truly was small town America at its best,
featuring the Shriners Boumi Temple
Color Guard leading the Calvert County
Sheriffs Office Command Vehicle, and
the Parades Grand Marshal, King Oyster. They were followed by Cub Pack 427
riding in an large Army deuce truck,
more Cub Scouts from Pack 451, and Girl
Scouts from Troop 5147. Next came two
units from the Calvert County Bookmobile
Program. Stepping out smartly were our
own Patuxent High School Marching Band
followed by the Patuxent High Cheerleaders in their splendid Panther Green and
Black uniforms followed by a group from
Baby Wearing International of Southern
Maryland. Following them were individual Grand Poohbahs from the Shriners
wearing their distinctive burgundy Fezzes.
One of these gents, Ron Carlson, a retired
Navy pilot from Lexington Park, expertly
negotiated the entire parade route using a
two wheeled Segway despite having just
one leg.
The nosiest group came next; known as
the Blue Knights of Southern Maryland,
they were impressive on their Harley Davidsons. A group pulling their racing boats
followed. Next a sharp and shiny 1958
Corvette passed by to some oose and
ahhhs followed by a huge army truck.
Then came the impressive Celtic Society
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Masons of Southern Maryland. The Solomons Yacht Club always makes an appearance! They were followed by the sharp
marching unit from the Huntingtown High
School NJROTC Program. More Shriners
appeared operating go carts disguised as
magic carpets accompanied by good
clowns, not the freaky kind! And even
more Shriners followed on motorcycles.
Next, a group of Shriners arrived on Tri
wheel vehicles called Camel Wheels
and demonstrated how NOT to drive
an ATV as they nearly rolled one doing
their two wheel act as well as one specially
equipped for doing wheelies that was a
little frightening.
The crowd favorites, the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
appeared near the end of the parade with
eight bright, gleaming red and chrome apparatus and Calvert Commissioner Mike
Hart along with Sparky the Fire Dog. Towards the finish, they sounded their sirens

and flashed their lights to the glee of all


the youngsters in attendance! An independently owned antique fire truck named
Big Mack came next! And taking up the
end of the parade was the comical, if not
outright funny Republican old Checker
limousine owned and operated by Calverts
own Cal Steuart! Adorned with many political cartoons and phrases, this long vehicle featured a dozen masked riders that
vaguely looked like folks you might recognize in the news of today!!!
This large two day event was months
in the planning and required hundreds of
man hours by many groups and workers
who labors and energies were put to the
test. Museum Director Sherrod Sturrock
and her staff of employees and volunteers
put on a good show despite the challenge
Mother Nature created with the less than
optimum weather conditions. Those folks
who were in attendance appeared to have
a great time. And while the actual money

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raised this weekend for all the good causes


being promoted may not reach the levels of
past PRAD celebrations, we are all fortunate that we did not suffer the anxiety and
the anguish brought on by Hurricane Matthew that was inflicted upon our friends
and neighbors in the southeastern portion
of the Country. We are so lucky to live in a
wonderful region that is made all the more
beautiful by our Patuxent River. As Southern Marylanders, we are fortunate to have
many reasons to celebrate and so much
more to be thankful for.

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Maryland State Troopers with the southern area Criminal Enforcement Division
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According to an application for a statement of charges from investigators, they
followed up on a confidential tip that Christine Granados McCauley, 57, was growing
cannabis plants on her property.
When investigators confronted her at her
home about the reports she voluntarily admitted to currently growing live marijuana
plants behind her residence, court papers
read.
McCauley also freely and voluntarily
agreed to a search of her premises, court
papers stated.

Burglary On Wednesday, September


28, 2016 at 5:40 pm, TFC E. Krenik responded to the 20000 block of Flat Iron Road for
a reported burglary. Upon arrival, TFC
Krenik made contact with Sgt. M. Newman, who was already on the scene. The
troopers observed Michael Avvery Presnell,
19, of Lexington Park, inside the residence
and ordered him to exit the residence. Mr.
Presnell complied and stated that he had
found a key hidden outside of the residence.
Mr. Presnell was placed under arrest for
Burglary in the Fourth Degree, and a search
incident to arrest revealed suspected marijuana. Mr. Presnell was transported to the
St. Marys County Detention Center and
held pending a bond review with the District
Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-39754)

Theft from Motor Vehicle On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, TFC W. Scarlett
met with a complainant regarding a theft
from a motor vehicle at the 21000 block of
Fox Glove Court in California. Investigation revealed that the suspect had stolen
two Beretta magazines with ammunition, a
Beretta folding knife, U.S. currency, and a
handcuff/ magazine holder. The complainant advised numerous neighbors had items
stolen from their vehicles as well. The case
will remain open pending investigation
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Motor Vehicle Theft On Wednesday,


September 28, 2016 at 8:35 pm, Tpr. M.
Manning responded to the 44000 block of
Jeeter Way in California. The victim advised that his blue 2007 Yamaha R6 motorcycle had been stolen from the parking lot
of the apartment complex. The case will
remain open pending further investigation.
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Police seized 11 marijuana plants that


they say McCauley had been growing
about 15 feet behind the right side of her
house.
McCauley told police that she had grown
the plants for her personal consumption.
Investigators made the seizure of the
plants September 28 and McCauley was
charged with manufacturing a controlled
dangerous substance Oct. 10.
Police say that the estimated street value
of the plants was about $11,000.
McCauley has a court date set for
Nov.11.

Burglary On Thursday, September


29, 2016, TFC W. Scarlett responded to the
37000 block of Asher Road for a reported
burglary. The victim advised that the glass
was broken out of his residence. The victim
witnessed the suspect leave the scene, and
gave a detailed description of the suspect
and vehicle. The suspect, Brian Yancey
Sampson, 36, of Mechanicsville, was lo-

cated on Mechanicsville Road near Old Village Road, and items from the burglary were
observed in plain sight in Mr. Sampsons
vehicle. Mr. Sampson was placed under arrest, and a search incident to arrest revealed
numerous stolen items as well as suspected
heroin. Mr. Sampson was transported to
the St. Marys County Detention Center and
charged with First Degree Burglary, Malicious Destruction of Property, CDS Possess
Not Marijuana, and CDS Possess Paraphernalia (16-MSP-039905)

Theft On Monday, October 3, 2016 at


3:39 pm, TFC B. Ditoto responded to the
Walmart in California for a reported theft.
TFC Ditoto made contact with the loss
prevention associate, who advised he had
observed Elizabeth Mae Martinez, 22, of
Lexington Park, steal numerous items from
the store. Ms. Martinez was placed under
arrest, charged on a Criminal Citation for
Theft Under $1,000, and issued a Notice Not
to Trespass. (16-MSP-040559)
Theft On Wednesday, October 5, 2016
at 2:17 pm, TFC B. Ditoto responded to the
Walmart in California for a reported theft.
TFC Ditoto made contact with the loss
prevention associate, who advised he had
observed Krystal Anne Carter, 31, of Mechanicsville, steal an item from the store.
Ms. Carter was placed under arrest, charged
on a Criminal Citation for Theft Under
$1,000, and issued a Notice Not to Trespass.
(16-MSP-040836)
Trespassing On Saturday, October 8,
2016 at 3:05 pm, TFC C. Ruth responded
to the Americas Best Value Inn and Suites
to assist EMS. While on scene, TFC Ruth
made contact with Serenity Faith Byrd, 24,
of Great Mills. Investigation revealed that
Ms. Byrd had been served with a Notice
Not to Trespass by the hotel on September
4, 2016. Ms. Byrd was placed under arrest
and transported to the St. Marys County
Detention Center. She was charged with
Trespass: Private Property and held pending
a bond review with the District Court Commissioner (16-MSP-041305)

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Sports

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Tackle Box Fishing Report


By Ken and Linda Lamb
Special To The County Times
We were looking for good weather last
week based on forecasts showing Matthew,
the hurricane, looping back into the Atlantic and leaving us alone. So much for faith
in weathermen as the storm crashed on up
the coast and gave us all a good thrash from
Norfolk to Long Island with us right in the
middle of it all. Forty mile an hour winds
and heavy rain Saturday and into Sunday
morning dashed our hopes of fishing, but it
is all over now and the sun is out.
The fish will react to the cooler temperatures this week. Rockfish love cool and
will continue to school up and feed. before
the storm closed us outthere were plenty
of undersized rockfish in both the Patuxent
and Potomac last week, with skilled fishermen finding 20 inch fish and bigger up to
30 inches on the edges of the small breakers. Trollers using umbrella rigs with small
bucktails as the target baits did well. Shallow water lure casters are finding good
sized fish at dusk and dawn.
We will find breaking rockfish in the bay
most everywhere this week. There may be

Ken Lamb with a catch of perch from the Patuxent

Eric Goodman caught this flounder off the


Solomons Pier on a founder rig baited with squid.

some fall migrants showing up as the overnight temperatures in the 40s may start the
action early this year. The past few seasons
found sunny days and 80 degree temperatures well into November. The fall migration was limited to post Thanksgiving and
into December. Water temperatures have
been falling steadily since Labor Day this
year and the Atlantic is much cooler in New
England where our migrants (40 to 50 inch
fish) spend the summer.
The perch in the creeks were very active eager to hit Beetle Spins and other
tiny lures in just about every hole and
submerged structure. The trick is to find
bigger perch when the five and six inchers
are jumping on all all lures offered. There
were still spot in the creeks eating bits of
bloodworm , and hefty puppy drum up to
16 inches (18 inches is legal minimum)
were taking perch lures.
Bluefish, spot and croaker may start
leaving us soon for the ocean and southern
waters, but we still may have enough to get
another mess for dinner.

College Panel Mulls


Criminal Justice Issues
Miranda McClain
Contributing Writer
On Oct. 6, St. Marys College of Maryland hosted a forum to discuss injustice
within the criminal justice system. The
forum, Issues of Criminal Justice: Raceor Poverty- based?, was led by five distinguished guests, including moderator Judge
James A. Kenney, III, St. Marys Circuit
Court Judge Karen H. Abrams, public
defender Paul B. DeWolfe, attorney Paul
Kiyonaga, and Judge Melanie Shaw Geter.
The Honorable Peter J. Messitte delivered the keynote speech as the forum began. He encouraged attendees to keep in
mind that there is a larger perspective that
everyone needs to consider, and to remember that there will always be considerable
room for improvement within our justice
system. If attendees of the forum were only
able to have one take-away from the event,
he hoped that they would remember to
think seriously about the topics the guests
were to discuss. I hope the situation [is
more] textured than what was previously
assumed, he said.
As the round table discussion began,
the Honorable Melanie Shaw Geter said
that she thinks justice has become entertainment. However, a judges job is to
be respectful of everyone who enters the

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courtroom. [] The job is to be fair. What


people see on television is not reality. It
causes us to have a distorted view of what
is going on.
She also discussed how implicit bias
is born out of previous experiences, and
hopes attendees will try to think about how
childhood experiences have affected their
decisions.
Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe gave
statistics to support his claims of injustice
within the system. One of his claims was
that black children are twice as likely to
be arrested than white children in school.
Following Geter, he also encouraged everyone to consider that there is bias in the
justice system and encouraged all to think
about how this can affect decisions today.
Paul Kiyonaga, who handles criminal
defense and employment discrimination
and civil rights matters in the District,
shared a story of when he was on the case
of an 18-year-old from El Salvador.
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However, throughout the case, the man
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Kiyonaga said this case proves that there
needs to be a dialogue [and] and open discussion so that hopefully, racial biases are
no longer present within the judicial system
and that cases such as the one he presented
become less frequent.
The event came to a close with questions
from the programs student ambassadors
and from audience members. Each guest

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offered advice and suggestions, including DeWolfe, who claimed: America has
a problem with bias [] and we need to
faceit.
Despite all of the claims of injustice, the
Honorable Karen H. Abrams believes that
we can make a difference. [] It wont be
easy or quick, but we can do it.
The event was sponsored by the colleges
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Forum Examines
The Cost of Chasing
The Dragon
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

The term chasing the dragon is an ancient


one, meaning the addicts journey seeking
new highs when using opiates like heroin
but the consequences of the drugs use are
in stark relief in modern days as health officials here are worried that the problem
continues to grow.
Next week a community forum on October 18, at Chopticon High School, at 5pm,
will give attendees a chance to view a movie from the FBI and the DEA, titled Chasing The Dragon, that details the lives of five
people who became addicted to opiates and
records their descent into deep suffering.
One recovering addict admitted to being a mother of three children who took to
stripping to feed her habit. Others talk of
getting hooked on opiates the first time they
took them.
Dr. Meena Brewster, the countys chief
health officer, said she hopes the forum will
convince attendees that the opiate epidemic

sweeping the nation and Southern Maryland is something that affects them whether
they believe it or not.
Its a real problem in this county, the
situation is already stark, Brewster told
The County Times. Based on the numbers
it is impossible to say youre not involved.
Because of the increasing rates of drug
overdoses and the deaths that sometime occur because of them, Brewster said, more
and more people were finding that they
know someone who has been affected by
the epidemic or who has been a victim of it.
The number of drug and alcohol related
deaths in St. Marys County alone have
doubled from 2014 to 2015 from nine to
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For an eight-year period fentanyl has


resulted in 10 overdose deaths each in St.
Marys and Calvert counties.
Brewster said that an even more potent
drug based on fentanyl carfentanyl
has yet to be found here in Southern Maryland but it has already caused heavy death
tolls in Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia.
The sheer potency of carfentanyl, which
has been used as an elephant tranquilizer,
means that its abuse by human can easily
be lethal, Brewster said.
People are just mixing drugs now,
Brewster said. Addiction compromises rational thought.
Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said that
enforcement alone would not solve the
problem, people had to be educated about
the threat to avoid it altogether.
I cant say whether we are winning or
losing, anytime you lose someone to an
overdose its a terrible loss, Cameron said.
But what we should be doing is exactly
what we are doing.
He said prevention education along with
enforcement was the key.
Its hard to fight because the stakes are
so high, Cameron said. But you have to
fight the good fight.
Brewster said the forum was a chance for
people to understand that the epidemic the
county and the nation faced was not going
to go away and that average residents had
to be aware that they and their loved ones
were at risk of becoming a victim of it.
We have to do a better job of making this an everyday topic of discussion,
Brewster said. We have to create a cultural
change in our community. We cant allow
ourselves to think this is not going to affect us.

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Obituaries

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The County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes


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

Rogelia Daos Lara


Rogelia
Daos
Lara, 83, of Lexington Park, MD,
passed away, in the
presence of her family, September 30th,
2016 at Washington
Hospital
Center,
WashingtonDC.
Affect ionately
known as Nanay (mother in Tagalog),
she was born Rogelia Duran Daos in Botolan Zambales, Philippines on April 13th,
1933 to the late Eliseo Daos and Eufrocina
Duran Daos.
Growing up in the Philippines during
World War II, she witnessed her home town
go through battles, occupation, then liberation. Then after the war, and at 15, Rogelia
was swept off her feet by a brash, handsome
young man recently finished his enlistment
in the Philippine military, Santos Lara.
The two married in Santa Monica Catholic
Church in Botolan in 1948 and celebrated 68 years together. She was a devoted
wife and a loving mother of 15 children,
and grandmother of numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nanay was
a great cook, sewed clothes, and knitted
blankets and comforters. She loved spending time with friends and family, and often

the center of attention during gatherings


andconversations.
In addition to her beloved husband, Rogelia is survived by her children, Alice
McKinney and her husband William of
Jacksonville, Fla., and Delia Wingfield of
Lexington Park, , Efren Lara and his wife
Myrna of Botolan, PI, Fernando Lara and
his wife Linda of Botolan, PI, Gloria Lara of
Lexington Park, Santos Jack Lara Jr. and
his wife Susan, of San Francisco, Ca., Rosan
Daos Lara of Lexington Park, Victor Lara
of Jacksonville, Fla, Tommy Lara of Lexington Park, Precy Wolpert and her husband
Donald of Lexington Park, Lani Valencia
and her husband Bryan of Lexington Park,
and Richard Lara of Lexington Park. She
is also survived by many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
Nanay was preceded in death by her sons,
Bernardo Daos Lara, Caesar Daos Lara, and
Randy Daos Lara.
Family will receive friends for Rogelias
Life Celebration on Friday, October 14th,
2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with prayers
at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home,
22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD
20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated by Reverend Marco Schad
on October 15th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church,
22375 Three Notch Rd., Lexington Park,
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Serving as pallbearers will be Efren Lara,


Santos Lara jr., Victor Lara, Tommy Lara,
Richard Lara, and William McKinney.
Condolences to the family may be made
at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Mary Rosalie
Carpenter
Mary Rosalie
Carpenter, 75 of
Mechanicsville,
MD passed away
on October 6, 2016
in Leonardtown,
MD. Born August
9, 1941 in Leonardtown, MD, she
was the daughter
of the late Mary Elizabeth and Frederick
CarlGray.
Rosalie was the loving wife of the late
Howard Francis Carpenter whom she married on October 5, 1960 in Hyattsville, MD
and preceded her in death on May 19, 2002.
Rosalie is survived by her children; Dale
(Tina) Carpenter, Randy Carpenter, and
Timmy (Dawn) Carpenter all of Mechanicsville, MD, siblings; Tommy (Pat) Gray of
Hollywood, MD, Charles (Wilma) Gray of
Missouri, William B. (Joyce) Gray of California, David (Mary) Gray of Hollywood,
MD, Ralph (peewee) Gray of Mechanicsville, MD and Peggy Berry, 7 grandchildren
and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother Jimmy Gray.
Rosalie graduated from Margaret Brent
High School in 1960, she was a secretary for
SMECO for 33 years retiring in 1997. Rosalie enjoyed dancing, walking and gardening.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 10, 2016 from 5:00Pm to
8:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral
Home. A Funeral Service will be held on
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM in
the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim
Wickham officiating. Interment will follow
in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Pallbearers will be; Wayne Carpenter,
Kyle Carpenter and Cal Carpenter.
Memorial contributions may be made to
the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD20659

Philip P. W.
WarrenClarke
Philip P. W.
Warren
Clarke,
71 of Hollywood,
MD passed away
on October 6,
2016 in LaPlata,
MD. Born June 21,
1945 in Leonardtown, MD, he was
the son of the late
Mary Ethel Thompson Clarke and Philip
Alexander Clarke.
P.W. graduated from Leonardtown
High School, he was a lifelong resident of St.
Marys County, and worked as a barber for
many years at Norris Tavern. P.W. enjoyed
gardening and puzzles.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 8:30AM to
9:30 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass
of Christian burial will be celebrated on
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 10:00AM in St.
Johns Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD.
Interment will follow in Charles Memorial
Gardens, Leonardtown, MD
Pallbearers will be Henry J. Fowler, Jr.,
Scottie Bowles, Frank Bowles, Billy Krug,
Candy Chesser and Cindy Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be; Louis Clements
Bowles, Richie Bowles, William Stewart
and Paul Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers the requests contributions be made to St. Johns Catholic Church,
43950 St. Johns Rd., Hollywood, MD 20636

Martin Marty
Frederick Anthony Cribb
Martin Marty Frederick Anthony
Cribb, 73 of Scotland, MD formerly of
Dundalk, MD passed away on October 2,
2016 in Leonardtown, MD. Born August
27, 1943 in England, he was the son of the
late Colette Mary Cribb.
Marty is survived by his children; Martin
(Madelyn) Cribb of Mount Wolf, PA and Rebecca (Nathaniel),Bourgault of Averill Park,
NY, siblings; Bernadette Hall, of Dundalk,
MD, Nada Wilmering of Dundalk, MD, Joseph Cribb, William Paul of North Carolina,
and Robert Paul, and 4 grandchildren.
Marty graduated from Patterson High
School, and received his PHD degree from
Towson University in Business Development. He served in the U.S. Air Force as
a Medical Service Specialist from 1960 to
1964. Marty started as a Meter Reader, and
worked up to a Systems Analyst for Baltimore Gas & Electric (now Exelon) retiring
in 1993 after 29 years.
He lived in Scotland, MD for 20 years,
he was a Clerk at Ricks Marine, a fishing
reporter, Bus driver for St. Marys Transit/
County Schools, resident volunteer at Point
Lookout state park (Camp host store clerk,
maintenance), First Mate, Smith Island
Cruises and Tours, the Aransas National
Wildlife Refuge (3winters), he was a volunteer supervisor for Americorp , maintenance, construction and wildlife counts in
Austwell, TX, he also volunteered for the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (wildlife
counts, especially birds, preservation and
maintenance), prior to his dementia diagnosis and subsequent entry into the Veterans
home in Charlotte Hll, he was extremely active in St. Marys County as a naturalist and
outdoorsman, and he held several positions
in tourism and public service for the county.
Marty enjoyed photography, especially birding, boating and fishing.
The family will receive friends on
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from
11:30AM to 12:00PM in the MattingleyGardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD
with a Funeral Service held at 12:00 in the
Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel.
Interment will follow in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD
Pallbearers will be: Martin Cribb, Steven
Bourgault, Daniel Irwin, Paul Wilmering
and Wayne Sookhoo.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

In Our Community

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Pig-Out for 4-H


Join McKays in a great time
for a great cause!
St. Marys Cou

nty 4-H

Pig Roast

Saturday October 15, 11am-4pm


Hollywood Location

Pretty In Pink!

Leonardtown was awash in all shades


of pink last week as they celebrated their
special First Friday event on October 7th.
Local artists created amazing colorful and
detailed entries for the Uplifting Designs
Bra Art Contest held on The Square in Historic Downtown. Generous donations were
made and cast as votes for favorite bras
with all proceeds going towards the Breast
Cancer Awareness and Outreach program
at MedStar St. Marys Hospital. Many of
the Leonardtown shops and restaurants
also donated a portion of their sales from
Pink Friday to support this program and
others.
The all-female local band The Bootleggers played a terrific mix of songs from
a wide variety of musical genres and the
Southern Maryland Roller Derby demonstrated their skating skills as they modeled

past prize-winning bra art and collected


additional donations.
The Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) would like to thank everyone
who attended this wonderful community
event, the First Friday volunteers, and participating businesses. We especially thank
our Platinum Sponsors, Marrick Homes,
Quality Built Homes, and the Winegardner
Motor Company, who make First Friday
possible.
Join us November 7th from 5 to 8 pm for
A Grateful Harvest/ Share the Bounty
which will include a very important fundraiser for the Loaves and Fishes Soup
Kitchen. Make Leonardtown your special
place to be every First Friday!
(Article and photo submitted by the LBA,
pictured is contest entry Masquerade.)

Donate blood with the Red Cross


Support cancer patients and others
The American Red Cross urges eligible
donors to give blood to support cancer patients and other patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.
More than 1.6 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S.
this year and 246,600 of them will be invasive breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Cancer patients may
need blood products during chemotherapy,
surgery or treatment for complications.
Mary Kay Huppert was diagnosed with
breast cancer last year. I was a nurse for
40 years. I saw blood transfusions save a
lot of lives.
She received two transfusions herself
while being treated for breast cancer.
The Red Cross must collect about 14,000
blood donations every day to help patients,
and volunteer donors are the only source of
blood products for those needing transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed.
To make an appointment to give blood,
download theRed Cross Blood Donor
App, visitredcrossblood.orgor call 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors
are encouraged to make appointments and
complete the RapidPass

online health history questionnaire atredcrossblood.org/


rapidpassto save time when donating.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:


Calvert
North Beach
10/17/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Anthonys,
8816 Chesapeake Ave

Saint Marys
California
10/21/2016: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Andrews Church, St. Andrews
Church Rd
Lexington Park
10/20/2016: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Lexington Park United Methodist
Church, 21760 Great Mills
Rd

How to donate blood


Simply download theAmerican Red
Cross Blood Donor App, visitredcrossblood.orgor call 1-800-RED CROSS (1800-733-2767) to make an appointment
or for more information. All blood types
are needed to ensure a reliable supply for
patients. A blood donor card or drivers
license or two other forms of identification
are required at check-in. Individuals who are
17 years of age (16 with parental consent in
some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and
are in generally good health may be eligible
to donate blood. High school students and
other donors 18 years of age and younger
also have to meet certain height and weight
requirements.
Blood donors can now save time at their
next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health
history questionnaire online, on the day of
their donation, prior to arriving at the blood
drive. To get started and learn more, visitredcrossblood.org/RapidPassand follow
the instructions on the site.

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Saturday October 22, 11am-4pm


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Saturday October 29, 11am-4pm


Leonardtown Location
40845 Merchants Ln,
Leonardtown, MD 20650

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Caring is our Business

Charles Memorial Gardens

Cremation Urn Niches


Coming November 2016!

Pre-construction prices available until Nov. 15, 2016

Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown is adding a


Cremation Niche Wall Garden to our meticulously maintained Perpetual Care
Cemetery. We are dedicated to providing a cremation inurnment alternative
that honors the memory of your loved one in a beautifully crafted stone and
granite columbarium wall. The wall will contain 100, 12 x 12 niches. Each
niche is available for double or single urn internment.

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Adoptions Raffles Costume Contests


Come celebrate Howl-O-Ween with Petvalu! There will be
Adoptions, Fun filled games, raffles and trick-or-treat
in-store at each booth with your furry loved ones! Meet and
Greet with our local kennel services! Dont forget to dress
your Pets up for our Halloween Costume Contest!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Book Signing With Gary Knight


at Fenwick Street Used Books

Gary Knight will be signing copies of


his books and Fenwick Street Used Books
and Music (I will send titles and pics when
I get to my shop today)
Mr. Knight is a descendent of Spanish
immigrants (on his mothers side) and has
heard from his Spanish cousins for years
Forgotten Brothers. His father was a career Navy pilot who flew through two wars
and the family lived on both coasts near
various naval air fields culminating in a
tour at the Pentagon. Mr. Knight followed
his father into aviation via the U.S. Naval
Academy and flight school at Pensacola.
However, a serious car accident terminated
his nascent aviation career; whereupon, he
returned to the Washington area and took
a position on Capitol Hill, while completing a graduate degree at night. He served
twenty-six years as a lobbyist and government relations professional for three trade
associations and for three Federal agencies,
while helping to raise two daughters and
serving three terms on his local city council where he was elected vice mayor by his
colleagues. He worked for eight years as a
support contractor to the U.S. Department
of Energy, converting technical reports
into English for departmental policy makes
that detailed new technologies to clean up
our nuclear waste legacy. About 15 gov-

ernmental reports and studies bear his


name. For 10 years he tutored English and
writing to aspiring high school students
and was an adjunct professor at a community college for 5 years, while he continues
his book writing.
He is a member of
the American Independent Writers
group and writes
on-line book reviews for them.
Mr. Knight is
a life-long sailor,
has owned five
boats on the Chesapeake Bay, and
has
participated
in the Marion to
Bermuda cruising
race. He and his
wife Brenda, who
is a retired financial analyst for the
Federal Reserve
Board and a hypnotherapist, live
on the water on the
Chesapeake. Each
has two grown
daughters.

40845 Merchants Ln | Leonardtown MD, 20650 Unit 100 301-475-6980

St. Marys County Ducks Unlimited

Annual Banquet: OCT. 15

cocktails - dinner - games - raffle prizes - silent and live auction

Consider a sponsorship or donation:


- Table Ad Sponsor (1/4 page ad in program, 8
admission tickets, reserved table) - $950
- Table Sponsor (reserved table, 8 admission
tickets) - $800
- National Art Underwriting - $50 per
sculpture/decoy, $100 per painting/art
- Sponsor - $320 each, $380 per couple
- Dinner Tickets - $80 each, $150 per couple
- Donations of merchandise/services to be
raffled or auctioned

For tickets or to donate,


call Brett Wilcox at 757-636-5280
email: chairman@stmarysdu.com
Doors open 5 p.m.
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Halloween Fun at
Annmarie Garden
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts
Center in Solomons, Maryland, will host
their annual trick-or-treating extravaganza,
Halloween in the Garden, on Saturday,
October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you
are looking for a fun family-friendly Halloween activity, this is the place to be! For
the 17th year, youngsters and their families
are invited to parade down the Gardens
Wooded Path collecting treats and small
gifts from more than seventy booths. Each
booth is decorated and hosted by a Southern Maryland community organizations or
businesses. Admission is $1.00 per person
and will benefit the Holiday Food Basket
Program and the Annmarie Scholarship
Fund. Trick-or-treating bags will be provided for each quest. New this year, purchase

a line-hopper pass for $3/person, on sale at


the admission gate from 10:30-11:00am,
and jump to the front of the trick-or-treating line!
Halloween in the Garden is a wonderful
opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in the Garden, and celebrate the change
in the season by participating in this beloved Southern Maryland family tradition.
The Garden will be full of spooktacular
decorations, so dont forget to bring your
camera to capture wonderful photo opportunities and memories. Dress the whole
family up in their Halloween finest and enjoy a day of trick-or-treating and fall fun!
There will be food vendors selling familyfriendly food and snacks. New this year,
there will be sales booths adjacent to the
food vendors, that will include independent consultants, handmade
crafts, and more. Parking is free
and will be located in the field adjacent to the Gardenfollow the
signs. Halloween in the Garden is
a smoke-free and pet-free event,
so leave your cigarettes and pets
at home. For additional information, call (410) 326-4640 or visit
www.annmariegarden.org.
From Annmarie Sculpture Garden

Holiday Basket Bingo to


Benefit Stephens Fund
The Charlotte Hall Rotary Club will host
their 17th annual Holiday Basket Bingo to
benefit Stephens Fund on Sunday, November 6th at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. Proceeds will benefit
special needs children and their families.
Exciting newsthis year we will have a
weaver from Longaberger!!!! They will be
weaving 8 special baskets during the bingo.all baskets will be raffled!!! Will you
have one of the winning raffle tickets???....
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and early birds
bingo will start at 1:30 p.m. Regular games
will start at 2 p.m. All early bird and regular

game baskets will be theme filled. Make a


reservation to be included in the free drawing to win the 2016 Christmas Basket. The
group leader with the most reservations
will win the 2016 Elf Treats Basket. Pull
tabs for baskets, 50/50, food, basket raffle,
25 door prizes & more. $20 for 20 Regular Games$5 for Extra Game Packet....$5
for Early Birds (there are 5 Early Birds) & 5
Special Games at $1 each. To reserve a table
for 6 or more or to be included in the free
drawing please call Shirley at 240-298-3885
or Shirley.mattingly@verizon.net

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with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.

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Saturday, October 15

Bingo Every Saturday at Mother Catherine Academy


(33883 Chaptico Road Mechanicsville)
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
SATURDAY NIGHT BINGO! Doors open
at 5 pm. Early Birds start at 6:30 pm. Regular Games start at 7:00 pm. $10 admission
(includes one regular book). Progressive
Money Ball! Door prizes. Concessions:
Weekly specials along with regulars Pizza,
Cheeseburgers, Hamburgers, Hot dogs and
French Fries. We are located on Route 238
Chaptico Road just one mile off of Route
5. Call 301-884-3165 for more information.
Visit our website www.mothercatherine.
org for Jackpot and Moneyball update.

Come and Get It Fun Yard Sale


(Mother Catherine Academy 38833
Chaptico Rd, Helen)
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
We are going to have a come and get it
sale on October 15th from 8-11 AM at the
school. Trying to get rid of all the things
that are not being used from multiple families while raising supplies for the school.
You can come take whatever you really
need for you or your kids. There will be
clothing, shoes, home decor, toys, etc. everything will be FREE, but admission
is either a pack of dry erase markers, dry
eraser cleaner, pack of post it notes, pack of
scotch tape, large box of tissues, ream of 8
1/2x11 paper, or clorox wipes to donate to
the teachers at Mother Catherine Academy.
Each person entering must donate one of
the items above to gain access to the free
stuff. You can also just come to bring MCA
some supplies. If you have any donations
or questions, please contact Kim Beachy at
eventsatmca@gmail.com or 301-904-8114.

Bingo - Am. Leg. Post 82, La Plata


(6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata)
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 will
hold smoke-free BINGO Thursdays with
early birds beginning at 7:00 pm at Harry
White Wilmer American Legion Post
82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Doors
open 6 pm. Call (301) 934-8221. PUBLIC
WELCOME.
Line Dance Lessons
(Hotel Charles - 15110 Burnt Store Rd,
Hughesville)
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Free line dance lessons taught by the
Southern Maryland Boot Scooters. Beginner lessons 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Intermediate lessons 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Thursday, October 13
Archaeology: Bones for Beginners
(La Plata Police Station, 101 La Grange
Ave., La Plata)
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Archaeologist Jim Gibb will present:
Bones For Beginners, the first in a series
of talks on how to identify and interpret animal bones. Participants may bring bones
they have collected for identification. No
fee to attend.
Film: A Tale of Two Schools
(Cole Cinema, Campus Center, St. Marys
College, St. Marys City)
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Morgan Freeman narrates this compelling
one-year documentary about a dedicated
superintendent, a novice teacher, and a
first grader overwhelmed by the challenge
of learning to readall captured during a
tumultuous year in two struggling schools.

Friday, October 14
Designer Bag and Basket Bingo
(St. Johns Parish 43950 St Johns Rd,
Hollywood)
6 p.m.
Please join us on October 14th at St. Johns
Parish in Hollywood for BINGO. Unlike
other bingos we will have designer bags,
Longaberger baskets, gift cards, brown bag
auction and 50/50s! Tickets are $20 for 20
games (additional cards, specials and pull
tabs available). Tickets on sale now! Contact Phyllis at 301-373-5871 or email sjsbasketbingo@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oyster Festival
(St. Marys County Fairgrounds 42455
Fairgrounds Rd, Leonardtown)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Two day festival: Oct 15-16. Celebrate the
50th Anniversary of the Oyster Festival
and the opening of the oyster season on
the Chesapeake Bay with the U.S. National
Oyster Shucking Championships and National Oyster Cook-Off. Known for its exquisite range of seafood and exhibition of
cultural activities surrounding oysters &
the watermans way of life, this annual festival also includes live music, local foods,
arts, crafts, craft beer tasting, and general
family fun.
Auditions for Watermelons
Christmas Show
(CSM Leonardtown Auditorium (Bldg A)
22950 Hollywood Rd, Leonardtown)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Watermelon Inc. and the College of Southern Marylands (CSM) National Theater
Honor Society (Delta Psi Omega) are
looking for excellent singers to put on a
family-friendly Christmas show premiering Friday December 16th at 7 PM and
running through December 17th. Leonardtown, MDSongs to Lift Your Spirit
will feature talented adult and junior vocalists performing uplifting sacred and
popular Christmas songs written prior to
1922. Audition TimeSATURDAY OCTOBER 15th at 11 AM (all singers ages 8
to 15) and 12 PM (ages 16 and older). How
to PrepareYou may choose to sing either
O Christmas Tree, Silent Night, Ave Maria (either Schubert or Gounod), or O Holy
Night without accompaniment. Memorized
lyrics not required. Come warmed up!
Chicken BBQ Dinner
(27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd. Mechanicsville)
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Chicken BBQ Dinner: 1/2 BBQ Chicken,
baked potato, applesauce, green beans, roll
and snack cake, $15 per dinner. Packaged
to go but you are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or picnic tables. Proceeds to
benefit UMM Ministries. Fall Festival activities to include pumpkins for purchase,
face painting, games, crafts and more.
Proceeds to benefit Youth Ministries. Bake

Sale sponsored by Girl Scouts. Mt. Zion


United Methodist Church by Apple Basket.
More information contact 301-884-4132
visit us at www.mtzionmech.org.
CornHole Tournament to Benefit Breast
Cancer Awareness
(SeaBreeze Tiki Bar & Restaurant 27130
S Sandgates Rd, Mechanicsville)
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
CornHole Tournament to benefit Breast
Cancer Awareness and Research. Top 2
teams payout. 50/50 Raffle. Cornhole set
raffle. Silent Auction. Music. Come and
support Living Beyond Breast Cancer by
participating in a day of fun! Play cornhole
or just come and purchase raffle tickets and
silent auction items. Go to www.SouthernMarylandDreams.com/cornhole for more
information or to register!
Chili Cook-off
(Fraternal Order of Police, Rosewick
Road, La Plata)
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Chili Cook-off to benefit Fraternal Order
of Police and Hospice of Charles County.
Cost is $20 per team to enter chili. Cost is
$5 to attend event and participate in tastings. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places, as
well as Peoples Choice Award. To register or more information, contact Michelle
at 301-861-5315 or mjohnson@hospiceofcharlescounty.org.
Adults Only Tour
(Historic St. Marys City 47414 Old State
House Road, St. Marys City)
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Meet at The Shop at Farthings Ordinary,
47414 Old State House Road, St. Marys
City, MD 20686. Witchcraft, murder, and
mayhem are a few of the topics to be presented on a tour designed to dramatize the
darker side of the colony. Ages 18+. $14
per person ($12 Friends members). Two
tours: 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m., or 6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Reservations required: (240)
895-4990 or info@HSMCdigshistory.org.
www.HSMCdigshistory.org.
UUFSM Fall Community Yard Sale
(Hollywood Volunteer Firehouse 24801
Three Notch Rd, Hollywood)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come one! Come all! The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland
is hosting its 1st Annual Fall Community
Yard Sale on Saturday, October 15th from
9am until 3pm at the Hollywood Volunteer
Firehouse! Come check out our various selection of donated items including; clothes,
books, movies, furniture, housewares,
knick-knacks, and more! But thats not all,
we will also be selling baked goods and
refreshments to help you endure all these
wonderful deals! Mark your calendars, and
put on your walking shoes as this event is
sure to please people of all ages!
Grocery Auction
(Hughesville Volunteer Fire & EMS Department 15245 Prince Frederick Rd,
Hughesville)
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Grocery Auction Saturday October 15th
doors open at 4pm auction begins at 5pm.
Many items from frozen food to canned/dry
goods, paper products cleaning supplies. Cash,
check or charge with 10% buyers premium.
Visit our website: www.hvfdems.org or www.
farrellauctionservice.com for more information.

Swing and Ballroom Dance


(Little Flower School, Route 5 20410
Point Lookout Rd, Great Mills)
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Come out for a night of dancing! Well
teach a beginner-level ballroom lesson
from 7-8 p.m. followed by dancing to music
of all kinds from 8-11 p.m. No experience
required! Singles always welcome! Bring a
snack to share; water and soda will be provided. Cost: $10 per person. The dance is
sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of
Holy Face Church. For more information,
e-mail somdballroom@gmail.com or call
315-250-5110.
CSM Benny C. Morgan Recital Series
(CSM 22950 Hollywood Road,
Leonardtown)
8 p.m.
The Chamber Players. 8 p.m. Oct. 15. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown
Campus, Building A., Room 206, 22950
Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Free.
bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.
csmd.edu/Arts.
Bingo
(1644 Three Notch Road, Ridge)
5:30 p.m.
Bingo at the Saint Michaels Council,
Knights of Columbus Hall, 16441Three
Notch Road, Ridge, MD. Doors open at
5:30 p.m.; games begin at 6:30. $20 to play
for the evening. Refreshments available.
Call 301-872-4641 for more information.
Big Yard Sale
(Bethesda United Methodist Church 19309
St. George Church Rd. Valley Lee, MD
AThe Intersection of Happyland and St
George Church Rd.)
9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Sunday, October 16
Designer Bag Bingo
(Mechanicsville Moose Lodge 27636 Mechanicsville Rd, Mechanicsville)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dreams Studio or Dance-Designer Bag
Bingo, cash only proceeds go to competitive dancers.

Monday, October 17
Black Films Matter: The L.A. Rebellion
(St. Marys College of Md., Cole Cinema,
Campus Center 47645 College Dr, St
Marys City)
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Acclaimed filmmakers in person to discuss their works. Screening of Killer of
Sheep (dir. Charles Burnett, 1977). Like
Bush Mama, an early, seminal film from
the L.A. Rebellion. Killer of Sheep was
among the first titles named to the Library of Congress National Film Registry
and was declared by the National Society
of Film Critics one of the 100 Essential
Films of all time. A Q&A with director
Burnett follows the screening.

Community
Tuesday, October 18
Community Heroin/Opiod Forum
(Chopticon High School 25390 Colton
Point Road, Morganza)
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Marys County has not been immune
from the wrath of opioid addictionespecially our youth. A screening of a new
documentary titled, Chasing the Dragon, will be held on Tuesday, October 18,
2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Chopticon High
School Auditorium, 25390 Colton Point
Road, Morganza, Maryland, 20660. The
film chronicles how drug abuse devastates
lives, and it draws attention to the to the
prescription drug and heroin epidemics in
the United States. Please use this link for
registration smcso.eventbrite.com, as well
as directions. Please send the invitation
to others who may have an interest in attending. Registration is not required but
encouraged. For additional questions contact the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office
Public Information Office at 301-475-4200,
ext. *1922.
Not Your Ordinary Pumpkin Carving
(Somers Community Center, 300 Willow
Lane, La Plata)
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Turn a pumpkin into a work of art at Somers
Community Center (300 Willow Lane, La
Plata) on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. All tools, supplies, and pumpkin
included. Fee is $10 for residents and $12
for non-residents. This program is for children ages 10 years old and up.

Wednesday, October 19

Little Explorers: Little Mice


(Historic St. Marys City 47621 Old Cove
Road, St. Marys City)
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, 47621
Old Cove Road, St. Marys City, MD
20686. Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an accompanying
adult. $4 per child ($3 Friends members);
one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included.(240) 895-4990 or info@
HSMCdigshistory.org. www.HSMCdigshistory.org.

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Pet of the Week

Thursday, October 20
Rick Lavoie Motivation Breakthrough
(BDVFD Social Hall, 46900 S. Shangri-La
Drive, Lexington Park)
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Join the Southern Maryland Collaborative
for Families of Children with Disabilities
as we host our 2016 Fall Conference featuring Rick Lavoie and The Motivation
Breakthrough: Secrets for Turning On the
Tuned-Out Child. Come hear renowned
special educator and speaker Rick Lavoie
as he presents a workshop exploring some
of the common misconceptions related to
student motivation. Learn why some approaches are ineffective, and learn which
strategies actually work. Learn how to
motivate children and keep that motivation
throughout the school year. Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a
copy of Mr. Lavoies book The Motivation
Breakthrough. For more details, or to register, go to http://autismsupport-somd.org
and click on Rick Lavioe Conference, or
call the Conference Line at (240) 561-8860.
Basket and Bags Bingo
(Immaculate Conception Church Hall
28297 Old Village Rd, Mechanicsville)
6 p.m.
The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a
Basket Bingo. Thursday October 20, 2016
at the Immaculate Conception Church
Hall. Admission to the Bingo is $20 for
a book of regular games, $5 extra books
and $1 specials. Dont forget to purchase
your special for the Queen of Bingo for a
night Raffle. All proceeds to benefit the
Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department
and Auxiliary. Doors will open a 6pm with
games beginning at 7pm. For more information or to make reservations Contact
Judy at 301-884-5680or log onto our website www.mvfd.com.

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guyleonard@countytimes.net
dandan@countytimes.net
mmclain@smcm.edu

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

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LFS Weekly Cash Bingo!


(Little Flower School Gym 20410 Point
Lookout Rd, Great Mills)
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
CASH BINGO! Over $2000 in cash prizes.
Bonanza, holders, specials and winner take
all, AND jackpot special!all in our newly renovated gym! Food and drinks will be
available for purchase. Doors open at 6pm
Early Birds start at 6:45pm. Email: LFS
bingo@gmail.com for more information.

Thomas McKay
Eric McKay
Tobie Pulliam
jen@countytimes.net
301-373-4125

Photographer
Frank Marquart

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Meet Gracie and Destiny


They were both born in May of
2016. They were rescued by Feral Cat
Rescue. Destiny is incredibly friendly. She is her foster moms favorite
foster in fact. She just wants love, love
and more love. Gracie enjoys being
petted when you walk over to see her.
She is a bit more shy than Destiny. If
you have food, they both want to be
right there. They are both fully vetted
and cost $125 each. They have been
spayed, combo tested for aids and fe-

line leukemia, 3 distemper vaccines,


rabies vaccine, dewormed and the
girls even have a microchip. You can
meet them at the Petco in California,
Maryland on Saturdays and Sundays
between 11 to 3. We hope they will
find their own home very soon. If
you are feeding a cat outside that is
not spayed or neutered, please email
us at info@feralcatrescuemd.org so
you can borrow a trap and possibly
get a free spay/neuter grant.
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Tip of the Week


When organizing these drawers, mark what items are in the drawer, an
example rotary cutters. Use a label that can be taken off the drawer when
you change items in the drawer

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Library

Calendar

Charlotte Hall Library


Closed 9 a.m. -1 p.m. for
Staff Training

Charlotte Hall Library will be


closed on Friday, October 14 from 9
a.m. 1 p.m. for staff training. The
Lexington Park Library and Leonardtown Library will be open their normal hours.

Microsoft Office:
Introduction to Excel 2013

Leonardtown Library will host Microsoft Office: Introduction to Excel


2013 on Monday, October 24 from 2
to 4 p.m. This class is recommended
for individuals who are new to Microsoft Excel or have limited spreadsheet
experience. Providing an introduction
to spreadsheets and the practical uses
and versatility of Excel. Students will
learn time saving features and tips
for using Excel effectively. Prerequisite: Basic skills in using the mouse &
keyboard. Adult computer classes are
limited to ages 16 and up.Registration
required on www.stmalib.org or call
301-475-2846.

Conflict Resolution for


Teens

Lexington Park Library will host


Conflict Resolution for Teens on
Tuesday, October 25 from 4 to 6
p.m. Conflict Resolution for Teens:
exploring different conflict styles, understanding and managing anger, listening and speaking skills, and how to
create win-win situations. Recommended for youth in 6th through 12th
grade. Refreshments provided. Registration required on www.stmalib.
orgor call 301-863-8188.

Read for the Record

Charlotte Hall Library will host


Read for the Record on Thursday,
October 27 at 3 p.m. Help libraries
world-wide break the record for the
most people reading a single book on
the same day. Kids of all ages, enjoy a
reading of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. No
registration required.

Halloween Party
at the Charlotte Hall
VeteransHome

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home


along with the Charlotte Hall Library
will host a Halloween Party on Friday,
October 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.Dress up
and join us for a festive good time with
our friends at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. No registration required.

UKEtoberfest Family Jam


& Open Mic

Charlotte Hall Library will host


UKEtoberfest Family Jam & Open
Mic on Saturday, October 29 from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.Sing and strum
along to some of your favorite songs
at our all ages celebration of music.
Bring an instrument, or play one provided by the library. No registration
required.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Monday, Oct. 17

Swamp Candy
The Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)
7:30 p.m.

Team Trivia
The Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)
7 p.m.

Mike Damron
Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill (275
Lore Rd., Solomons)
7 to 10 p.m.

Black Films Matter: The L.A.


Rebellion
St. Marys College of Maryland, Cole
Cinema, Campus Center (47645 College Dr., St Marys City)
8 to 10 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 14
Kajun Kelley
Anthonys Bar and Grill (10371
Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk)
Opening: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Boys and Girls Club (9021 Dayton
Ave., North Beach)
8 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15
Randy Nelson
Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill (275
Lore Rd., Solomons)
8 p.m. to Midnight
Oyster Festival
St. Marys County Fairgrounds (42455
Fairgrounds Rd, Leonardtown)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Charles Co. Wine & Food Festival
Blue Crabs Stadium (11765 St. Linus
Dr., Waldorf)
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 16
Oyster Festival
St. Marys County Fairgrounds (42455
Fairgrounds Rd, Leonardtown)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
Ben Connelly
Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill (275
Lore Rd., Solomons)
6 to 9 p.m.
Not Your Ordinary Pumpkin
Carving
Somers Community Center (300
Willow Lane, La Plata)
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Wild Card Trivia
Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill (275
Lore Rd., Solomons)
7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20
Pub Night at Calvert Marine
Museum
Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons)
7 to 9 p.m.
Cowboy Crossing
Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill (275
Lore Rd., Solomons)
7 to 10 p.m.

Halloween Spooktacular

Leonardtown Library will host


Halloween Spooktacular on Tuesday,
October 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. Lexington Park Library will host Halloween
Spooktacular on Wednesday, October
26 from 6 to 7 p.m. Enjoy not-soscary stories, awesome activities, &
more. Trick-or-treat through the library! No registration required.

The Calvert County Times is always looking for


more local talent to feature! To submit art or
band information for our entertainment section,
e-mail sarahwilliams@countytimes.net.
Please submit calendar listings by noon on the
Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.

Youngat
Heart
Open Studio Art

In October, Open Studio Art at the


Loffler Senior Activity will be held on
Oct. 14 and 28 at 10 a.m. This class is
available for just a $5 supply fee- the instruction is being offered free of charge.
If you would like to take part in this opportunity, call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658 to
sign up.

LIFE St. Marys City Tour

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 18, as we experience life in 17th century St. Marys
County. Enjoy a walking tour led by the
always fascinating tour guide, Pete Himmelheber. See artifacts discovered by archaeologists, walk in the footsteps of the
first colonists and learn about St. Marys
City, the first capital that once was the
Metropolis of Maryland. On this tour,
you will view the actual burial crypt of
the Philip Calvert family featuring the
three lead coffins that were excavated
in 1992, the Godiah Spray Plantation,
St. Johns Site Museum and the Brick
Chapel. Lunch is included. Bus departs
from the Loffler Senior Activity Center
promptly at 9:30 a.m. and returns around
2:30 p.m. $25 fee includes STS bus transportation, museum admission, guided
tour and box lunch. You may register at
a senior activity center or call 301-4754200, ext. *1063. Space is limited.

Get the Results You Want


with Physical Activity

Rick Hageman, Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy


with over thirty-five years of experience
and Clinic Manager at the Rehabilitation
Center of Southern Maryland in Leonardtown for the last 17 years, will be at
the Garvey Senior Activity Center on
Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. to discuss the
importance of exercise for seniors, how
to get started with exercise and how to
achieve the necessary goals of an exercise program. He will discuss a variety of
orthopedic conditions including arthritis,
joint replacement, osteoporosis, diabetes,
strokeand fall prevention strategies and
will share specific exercises and techniquesproven to get results and will discuss how to work with your doctor to develop a healthy lifestyle and improve the
quality of life. There is no fee to attend
this presentation. Advance sign up is required. Call 301-485-4200, ext. *1050 to
sign up.

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St. Marys Department of Aging

Programs and Activities

Fried Chicken Dinner


Fundraiser

Take a break from cooking and enjoy a delicious fried chicken dinner on
Wednesday, Oct. 19 anytime between
3-9 p.m. at Kevins Corner Cafs new,
larger location in the former Willows
Restaurant. A portion of the proceeds
will be donated to the Garvey Senior Activity Center Council. To learn more call
301-475-4200, ext. *1050.

2016 Health Fair: The Way


to Wellness

Do you have the annual Health Fair:


The Way to wellness on your calendar?
This years health fair will be held on
Friday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Southern Maryland Higher Education
Center. With hourly drawings, a number
of health-based vendors, screeners, and
classes, this years Health Fair will have
something for everyone! The Health Fair
is hosted by the Department of Aging
& Human Services, is free and open to
the community. There will be a shredder
truck on site. People using the shredder
truck will be limited to four boxes.
Screenings Blood Pressure, Oral
Health, Leg Vein, Hearing and Vision,
Flu Shots, Depression, and Skin Cancer.
Schedule of Classes and Presentations
What is the Zika Virus?
10-10:45 a.m., Room 124
Home Care Facts
11-11:45 a.m., Room 124
Overdose Response Training
12-1:30 p.m., Room 124
http://www.smchd.org/overdose/
EnhanceFitness Demo
1-1:30 p.m., Room 154
Compression Only CPR Demo
2-2:30 p.m., Room 124
Fitness at Home
2:30-3
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For additional information, call Sarah Miller, Community Programs and Outreach
Manager, at 301-475-4200, ext. *1073.

Yellow Door Art Studios


Offerings at Garvey

On Monday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Yellow Door Art Studios will offer Postcards from Paradise with Ink at the Garvey Senior Activity Center. Cost is $10,
payable to Yellow Door Art Studios. All
materials will be supplied. Payment must
be made at the Garvey Senior Activity
Center at the time of registration. Space
is limited so register early. To learn more
call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.

YES Cycling on the Trail

On Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m., the


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

Halloween Party at Loffler

Kick off the holiday season at the


Loffler Senior Activity Center by celebrating Halloween! The party starts on
Monday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. with music,
dancing, occasional spurts of impromptu
entertainment (bring your good naturethere will be a few tricks and they may
be on you!) along with a scary lunch:
Fallen Leaves with Blood Red Acorns,
Plucked Fowl in Aged Curds Sauce,
Tiny Treetops, Grainy Forest Floor Bits,
Devils Opposite Dessert. If this menu
doesnt appeal to your gentle nature you
can request the alternate menu: Tossed
Salad w/kidney beans, Salad Dressing,
Chicken Divine, Rice, Broccoli, WW
Dinner Roll, and Angel Food Cake. If
you want to ramp up the fun, wear a costume- there will be prizes in several categories! This is a ticketed event ($6 suggested donation) with a limited number
of tickets available. Stop by Loffler to get
your tickets while they are still available.
Call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658 if you have
anyquestions.

Mystery & the


Masquerade Party

Celebrate Halloween at the Northern


Senior Activity Center by attending our
Mystery & the Masquerade party on
Monday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Costumes are encouraged as we celebrate with food, fun, and music. Party
with Mean Gene and enjoy the interaction with colorful characters. Ticket cost
is $8 and will include a lunch of chicken
divine with rice and broccoli, tossed
salad with kidney beans, whole wheat
dinner roll, strawberries, and angel food
cake for dessert. Purchase your ticket
before noon on Friday, October 28 while
supplies last. To purchase your ticket in
advance, please visit the front desk or
call 301-475-4002, ext. *3101 for more
information.

Veterans Circle Celebration


to be held Friday, Nov. 10

Every year the staff at Loffler Senior


Activity Center welcomes local veterans with a breakfast and a simple ceremony designed to honor those who have
served and continue to serve our country through military service. This years
Veterans Circle Celebration takes place
on Friday, Nov. 10 at Loffler Senior Activity Center. A staff-prepared breakfast
will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the ceremony
following at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for civilians and is FREE for veterans (including
active duty members). To sign up call
301-737-5670, ext. 1658 or stop by the
reception desk before Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Spaces are LIMITED. Indicate if you are
a veteran when you sign up.

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

Visit the Department of Agings website at www.stmarysmd.com/


aging for the most up-to date information.

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CLUES ACROSS

1. Poets
6. Insecticide
9. Insect feeler
13. Intestinal
14. Drum Boogie
singer
15. Region
16. Chinese automotive
co.
17. Served before entree
18. Dwells
19. Boosted
21. Tells players what
to do
22. Infections
23. Hoover is one
24. Expresses surprise
25. Basketball position
(abbr.)
27. Fresh Prince of __
Air
28. Hindu queens
30. Easter marshmallow
treat
32. Where coaches stand
35. Women

37. Thai province


38. Drenches
40. Matters that settle
43. Not wide
44. Elaborate garments
45. Swiss river
47. South Dakota
48. Instinctive part of
the mind
50. Some put this in
their hair
51. French young
women
53. Two legged support
55. Stimulates the heart
59. Waste matter
60. Nocturnal rodents
61. The Who anthem
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62. Old age personified
63. Remnant
64. Disband
65. Nanosecond
66. Referee declares
67. A citizen of Iran

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CLUES DOWN

1. ER actress Leslie
2. Wings
3. Power to direct and
control
4. Small freshwater
fishes of Eurasia
5. Scandium
6. Earnhardt and
Hunter are two
7. Two-parted
8. Foul-mouthed bear
from the movies
9. Tan horses
10. Song
11. Draw blood
12. High-ranking
Turkish officer
14. Determine time
17. Begets
20. Watch chain
21. Constellation
representing a dog
23. Indian dish
25. Legumes
26. Romanian river

WORD SCRAMBLE

8. An auto you dont


keep
29. Signs, __, delivers
30. Police Department
31. Relating to teaching
33. Sportscaster Patrick
34. A way to glide
36. Fathered
39. Statute mile (abbr.)
41. One-thousandth of
an inch
42. Discounts
46. Rockers from
Georgia
48. Norwegian
playwright
49. Herbs
51. S. China seaport
52. Stout sword
54. Pasty
55. Fill a suitcase
56. Japanese weapon
57. Dark brown or black
58. Grain crop
60. Time used in far
western states
64. Drill instructor

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A Journey Through

Time

by Linda Reno
Contributing Writer

The Times Chronicle


called Todds Bridge in Virginia. Many
of the prisoners also had small pox. After they arrived at Todds Bridge, he was
marched in a starving condition to Annapolis, Maryland where he got discharged.
Henry said he was born on February 3,
1763 and lived in Leonards Town in St.
Marys County until 1802 when he moved
to Jefferson County, Kentucky. By October
1835 Henry had moved to Clark County, Illinois. He died there on April 15, 1841.
On November 13, 1832 Philip Briscoe,
age about 75, of Claiborne Co., MS applied
for his own pension. He said that he had enlisted as a militia man in St. Marys County
under John Mills to meet the landing of the
British at St. Georges Island in the fall of
1777. The following spring, Philip took the
place of his brother Henry who had been
drafted for nine months and served that
time in the Continental Service under the
command of Capt. Peale. He volunteered
under a certain Capt. Stewart and was at
the storming of Stony Point and afterwards,
he was discharged and engaged to collect
cattle for the use of the Army. Philip volunteered again and joined Henry at Little
York where they both served under Captain
Mangers. After the war Philip went to PA,
afterwards to KY; from thence to TN; and
finally to Claiborne County, MS where hes
lived for 34 years.
*Captain Nicholas Mangers died 1782 in
St. Marys County.

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Wanderings
f an

o Aimless Mind

Just Thank You

The Briscoe Brothers


Nothing changed life in St. Marys
County more than the Revolutionary War.
The war itself was traumatic and many of
our boys lost their lives or were horribly
injured. While everybody probably gave
a collective sigh of relief that the war was
over, one has to wonder if they were prepared for what would happen next. Since
the new government did not have sufficient cash to pay the soldiers, they received
bounty land instead. Some sold their bounty land warrants, but others packed up their
families and headed west.
Two of these soldiers were Henry and
Philip Briscoe, said to be the sons of Philip
Briscoe III and Nancy Foster (proof, at
least in my opinion, is lacking).
Henry Briscoe applied for a pension on
December 3, 1832 while a resident of Jefferson County, Kentucky. Henry said that
he enlisted in June 1781 as a drafted man
at Leonard Town, in St. Marys County,
Maryland, for six months and continued till
the middle of December following, when he
was discharged at Annapolis, Maryland.
Henry marched to Annapolis, was received by General Smallwood, and then
marched to Georgetown where he was
placed under the command of Captain
Mangers* who, after the siege of Little
York (VA), was killed in a duel by Captain
Lock Betts of Maryland. Henrys major job
was filling up entrenchments and forts after
the British had surrendered.
After this, all of them who had the small
pox (he being one of them) were selected to
guard and convey the prisoners to a placed

Contributing Writers

Just want to thank you all for allowing


me to wander about in the world of words,
and my mind, with you for eight years this
week. To some it may seem longer than
that. I would say that the column is something to keep me out of trouble, but, if you
know me and you pretty much do, then you
know that is not necessarily true I find a
myriad of ways to stay in trouble.
I enjoy meeting everyone who stops and
says, Arent you the one who writes that
column It is always surprising when
I am recognized from the eight year old
picture Connie Leigh James took of me in
my shop so many years ago. It must be the
white streak in my hair that is the only
part of me that hasnt gained weight since
then. I keep saying I am going to change
that photo, but I cant seem to find too many
that I really like of me. Usually the ones I
like are the ones where I have had too much
wine to drink. In fact, I am going to submit
one with this column and see if they will
change my head shot.
Many of you not only stop me, but write
wonderful, touching emails, and occasionally a phone call comes in. My heart fills,
as do my eyes at times, from the warmth
and friendship that comes through in your
words. Over the years, many readers have
become true friends that I have visited
with, or they have visited with me; including recently sharing tea in my home with
one of the sweetest women I have ever met.
I enjoy our conversations, and the times we
really connect over a shared memory or
happening. I also loved one particular comment, I tried to read your column once,
but couldnt follow it. Always a worry of
mine, since my thoughts shift rapidly from

by Shelby Oppermann
Contributing Writer

one to another, and I know flow is not my


strong suit. Hmmstill thinking about
adult ADD meds.
It is funny to me how I wanted to write
a column many years ago, and went into
another newspapers office offering my
services how could they refuse I thought?
The column back then was either going to
be called, Just Talking or Essays from under a shady tree. But even though the editor
seemed to like the essays, he did say I was
possibly too sarcastic for their readers. He
was probably right. But as luck would have
it, I mentioned in passing to my friend Terri
Bartz Van Asdlen, that if she ever decided
to stop writing her column at the County
Times newspaper, then keep me in mind.
Writing a column had always been a dream
of mine, maybe more so a dream my mother had that she never fulfilled, even though
she was an amazing short story writer. Two
weeks later, Terri called and said she had
given Tommy McKay my name, and could
I have four articles written and handed in to
him by Monday. Well, I did, and the rest is,
as they say, your misfortu...umI meanI
hope your enjoyment.
I hope to meet more of you in person in
the future. Please keep coming up to me to
say hi, and writing emails, and please visit
the new facebook page so I will start using
it. If not, I might become a complete and
total hermit like my mother. And we didnt
call her Mommie Dearest for nothing.
Thank you again so much for reading.
To each new days adventure, Shelby
Please send your comments or ideas to:
shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com or find me
on facebook: Wanderings of an aimless mind

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Educate Yourself Before Voting!
In the upcoming 2016 general election,
it is perhaps more important than ever that
citizens educate themselves before placing
their votes. Watch the debates, do some research, learn each candidates position on
the important issues. Do not vote for a candidate only because they are aligned with
your respective political party. Perhaps
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CHURCH
SERVICES

DIRECTORY
METHODIST CHURCH
Hollywood United Methodist Church

24422 Mervell Dean Rd Hollywood, MD 20636

301-373-2500

Katie Paul, Pastor


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

CATHOLIC CHURCH

St. Cecilia Church

47950 Mattapany Rd, PO Box 429


St. Marys City, MD 20686 301-862-4600
Vigil Mass:
4:30 pm Saturday
Sunday:
8:00 am
Weekday (M-F):
7:30 am
Confessions:
3-4 pm Saturday
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St. George Church:
Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
St. Francis Xavier Chapel:
Saturday, 7:00 p.m. (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Weekday Mass Schedule: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1st Sat: 9:00 a.m.
Confessions: Saturdays: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

19199 St. George Church Road Valley Lee, MD 20692


301-994-0607 www.saintgeorgeromancatholicchurch.org

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SAVE THE REPUBLIC


Americas many troubles must be turned
around. Over $19 trillion debt. Bad trade
deals. Loss of jobs. Stagnant economy. Median incomes down. High taxes. Complicated
tax code. Failed foreign policies. Radical Islamic Terrorism. Thousands of Muslim Immigrants not adequately screened. Bad deals
with Iran and nuclear weapons. Cash ransom
for hostages. A shrinking Military. Lack of
support for Veterans. Insecure Southern
Border. Illegal Immigration. Bloated welfare
roles. More people on food stamps. Obamacare. Rising healthcare premiums. Spiral
toward Socialism. Lack of respect for Police. Deterioration of race relations. Attack
on the Second Amendment. Lack of respect
for human life. Attack on Judeo- Christan
values. Extreme Political Correctness! Lies,
corruption, and cover-ups ; Benghazi and 4
dead Americans blamed on a video,reckless
handling of classified information, Email
deletions, and the Clinton Foundation Pay
for Play Schemes. Obama, Hilliary Clinton,
and Liberal Democrats get the most credit
for Americas troubles, but Republicans now
hold both Houses of Congress and do noth-

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Christ Episcopal Church
King & Queen Parish founded 1692
25390 Maddox Road | Chaptico, MD 20621

www.cckqp.net

301-884-3451

ing but talk. Donald Trump is a smart, very


successful Businessman who will be beholding to no one but the American people. He
is certainly not Politically Correct. Trump
may be the last hope to save the Republic put
in place by our Founding Fathers. The Capitalistic Free Enterprise System built this Nation. Socialism does not work. Hilliary would
complete the Transformation of America
that Obama promised. She will appoint Liberal Supreme Court Justices.
We need bold new Leadership. Donald
Trump will put America first, bring back
jobs for all skin colors,secure the border,
control immigration,lower taxes, rebuild
our Military, support Veterans and Police,
defeat ISIS, and keep us safe.However, with
the biased liberal media in the tank for Hilliary, will Trump be given the opportunity
to Make America Great Again ? Trump
has certainly said inappropriate things, but
Hilliary Clinton has said and actually done
things more serious for our Country with lies
and cover-ups; which is worse? SAVE THE
REPUBLIC, Vote for Trump!
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PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8
PO Box 1260
Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-866-5772
Pastor James L. Bell, Sr.

Church Schedule

Sunday Worship
8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30am Holy Eucharist, Rite II,
Organ & Choir

Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.


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

All are Welcome

BAPTIST CHURCH

NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH

CATHOLIC
Grace Chapel Ministry

Victory Baptist Church


29855 Eldorado Farm rd
CharlottE hall, md 20659

301-884-8503

Order Of gOOd news services


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

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A member of the Southern Baptist Convention
8505 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637
240-254-2765 or 301-274-3627
Senior Pastor Dr. J. Derek Yelton
Associate Pastor Kevin Cullins

Sunday School (all ages)


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

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

Member of the Grace Fellowship Brethren Churches

Teaching The Bible Without Compromise


Sunday Worship 8 A.M.
Sunday School 9:15 A.M.
Blended Worship 10:30 A.M.
Tuesday Bible Study 7 P.M.
Tuesday Youth Group 7 P.M.
American Heritage Girls
1st & 3rd Thursday 7 P.M.

Senior Pastor - Dr. Carl Snyder


Assoc. Pastor - David Roberts
Youth Pastor - Luke Roberts

You are invited to worship with us.

We Are Located On The Corner Of Route 5 & 238


39245 Chaptico Rd., Mechanicsville, Md.
301-884-3504 Email: seeugoingup@yahoo.com
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GRACE CHAPEL MINISTRIES


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Every Saturday Night at 7 p.m.


Launch Date: October 22, 2016
For more information call 301-884-3504
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