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Bunyan Honors
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CONTENTS
ON THE COVER 16
Tuajuanda Jordan, St. Mary’s College President, veteran news broadcaster Maureen Bunyan and House
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer celebrate Martin Luther King Day at the college Jan. 21.

LOCAL NEWS 3
COPS & COURTS 8
COMMUNITY10
LOCAL 5
ON THE COVER 16 Gov. Larry Hogan sworn-in for second term

ENTERTAINMENT17
PAX RIVER 18
SPORTS19
COPS & COURTS 8 COMMUNITY 10
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS 20 Fire Marshals are investigating several house fires An animal control officer rescued an owl in distress
in St. Mary’s this week.

OBITUARIES 21 “MOST OF THEM LIVE PAY CHECK TO


COMMUNITY CALENDAR 24 PAY CHECK. THEY’RE ALL ENLISTED
AND THEY DON’T MAKE A LOT OF
SENIOR CALENDAR 25 MONEY.”
COAST GUARD MOM KATHY BRIGHAM ON THE EFFECTS OF
LIBRARY CALENDAR 25 THE SHUTDOWN ON THE ST. INIGOES STATION PERSONNEL.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY 26 W EEKLY FO R E C AST

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 The County Times Local News 3

O’Connor on Administrative Leave After Police Shooting


By Guy Leonard shooting investigation. The Prince George’s County Po-
Staff Writer O’Connor pursued the suspect vehi- lice Department’s Special Investiga-
cle initially but relinquished the chase, tive Response Team is taking the lead
Commissioner John O’Connor, who only to find the suspect vehicle shortly on the shooting investigation and are
is also a police officer with the City of thereafter at a dead-end street. determining why O’Connor fired his
Seat Pleasant in Prince George’s Coun- O’Connor then discharged his weap- weapon.
ty, has been placed on administrative on at the vehicle, which either fled or O’Connor was admitted briefly to
leave after he discharged his weapon was in the process of fleeing the scene. a local hospital though he was not in-
last week following a traffic stop. O’Connor’s weapon was a depart- jured in the incident, said Martin.
The shooting occurred at about 3:45 ment-issued Smith and Wesson M&P “He may have been overworked
p.m. Jan. 17 when O’Connor was on pa- 9mm 2.0 semiautomatic pistol. or had some internal issues,” Martin
trol in the area of Central Avenue and Police recovered a gun from the said of the toll the shooting took on
East Capital Street when he pulled over scene, not O’Connor’s, and are inves- O’Connor.
a suspect vehicle, whose driver fled tigating whether it was connected to Part of the investigation into the
when he approached the vehicle, ac- the incident; Lt. Robert Ploof of the shooting will be body camera footage
cording to a statement from Seat Pleas- Seat Pleasant Police Department said of the incident, Seat Pleasant police of-
ant Police Chief Devan Martin. that later the suspect vehicle had been ficials said.
“We’re dealing with a very intense recovered but police are still searching
Commissioner John O’Connor situation,” Matthews said of the post for the driver. guyleonard@countytimes.net

Leonardtown Gym Teacher Faces Drug, Gun Charges


By Guy Leonard rently not teaching any classes at the Dyke failed a field sobriety test and seat.
Staff Writer school. was placed under arrest; when troopers A breathalyzer test recorded Dyke’s
The traffic stop occurred Jan. 16 just searched his vehicle they found a plastic blood alcohol content at .12, over the le-
A physical education teacher em- after midnight when a state trooper pa- bag containing suspected cocaine and gal limit of .08.
ployed at Leonardtown High School trolling near Smallwood Drive spotted an empty handgun holster in Dyke’s Dyke was released on $5,000 bail and
has been placed on administrative leave a pickup truck in the right turn lane on waistband. has a district court date scheduled for
after being charged with gun and drug Route 301. Another search of Dyke’s vehicle pro- March.
crimes associated with a traffic stop in While the trooper was speaking with duced a Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun
Waldorf. Dyke, he noticed a strong odor of alco- in the rear pocket of the passenger side guyleonard@countytimes.net
School Superintendent Scott Smith hol on Dyke’s breath and noticed he had
confirmed that Dwayne Ronald Dyke, bloodshot eyes.
58, of Issue in Charles County, is cur-

Bridge Jumper Dies

Repair, Refinishing, Antique


Restoration & Reupholstery

By Guy Leonard of death had yet to be determined.


Staff Writer Emergency responders reported that
the female had been in the water for as
A 19-year-old Calvert County woman much as an hour before she was found
who jumped off the Thomas Johnson and taken to a local trauma center.
Bridge Jan. 20 on the St. Mary’s County Just the day before, a male subject
side has died according to Maryland jumped from the bridge and landed in
State Police. the parking lot under the bridge on the
Troopers from the Leonardtown bar- Calvert County side with serious trau-
rack responded to the call and emer- matic injuries.
gency responders pulled her out of the Sheriff Mike Evans said the subject
water, where she had been for a signifi- was still alive as of Jan. 22. after being
cant amount of time, said Det. Sgt. Jef- taken to Prince George’s Shock Trauma.
frey Linger.
“She died as a result of the incident,” guyleonard@countytimes.net
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Donations Sought For Coast Guard Families


By Guy Leonard sons in the Coast Guard and though tions at the St. Inigoes station. next week if need be,” she said.
Staff Writer they are not stationed in St. Inigoes they “The main thing I’m concerned about The partial government shutdown is
are helping to organize donation drives now is morale,” John Brigham said. now the longest in the country’s history,
U.S. Coast Guard personnel are go- already. “These families are stressing.” with about 800,000 federal employees
ing without paychecks due to the partial “We’re going down there to see what’s Kathy Brigham said concerned fami- now going without pay.
government shutdown and that includes going on,” Kathy Brigham told The lies were already putting together a The shutdown started more than 30
the more than 40 personnel stationed at County Times. “Most of them live pay larger drive to aid the St. Inigoes station days ago, over conflicts between the
the outpost in St. Inigoes. check to pay check. families; she also said senior enlisted Trump Administration and the Demo-
Local parents who have their sons and “They’re all enlisted and they don’t personnel on Patuxent River Naval Air crat majority in the House of Represen-
daughters serving in the Coast Guard make a lot of money.” Station, which has not been affected by tatives over funding for a wall on the
are already gathering donations of food She said members of the Southern the shutdown, are putting together dona- southern border with Mexico.
and other items to support the families Maryland Coast Guard Moms, a group tions to support the St. Inigoes person-
of those serving through the shutdown. organized through social media, have nel and their families. guyleonard@countytimes.net
Kathy and John Brigham have two already started to drop off food dona- “We will to put together a food drive

Appraiser Fair Comes to St. Clements Museum This Weekend


By Guy Leonard of Southern Maryland.
Staff Writer For pieces that fall under the fine arts
category, Dorie Lear, of Lusby, will be
The annual appraiser fair this Satur- on hand and is a certified auction house
day at St. Clements Island Museum in appraiser, said Christina Barbour, site
Colton Point will bring in specialists supervisor at the museum.
from around the region who can de- Coming from Commonwealth An-
termine whether items residents have tiques in the Northern Neck of Virginia
been wondering about could be hidden will be Henry Hull, another certified ap-
treasures. praiser in venerable valuables.
The appraisers include William Par- Barbour said the event has been active
ran of the Parran Coin Company and since 2004, with county residents and
Linda Nealy, a doll appraiser and mem- others coming in to find out once and for
ber of the Black Eyed Susan Doll Club all whether their treasures were real.

Appraiser Fair
Saturday, January 26th
10 AM - 3 PM
St. Clement’s Island Museum
38370 Point Breeze Rd
Coltons Point, MD 20626
301-769-2222
Determine the value of your prized
possessions and family heirlooms.
$5.00 for the first two items
$10.00 per additional item
Fine arts items are $5.00 per
item with a two item limit “This way people get cost effec- $10 per item thereafter. Only cash and
tive advice,” Barbour told The County checks will be accepted for payment, ac-
Only bring items that
Times. “We get a lot of people from cording to county information.
can be hand-carried around Southern Maryland and even the The public is encouraged to only
Space is limited - First come, first serve Northern Neck of Virginia. bring items that can be hand-carried.
Cash or check only “There have been some people who Items that do not fit this category will
are pleasantly surprised and others who not be accepted for appraisal. Space is
St. Mary’s County Museum Division hoped [their item] would be worth a lit- limited and items will be viewed on a
Connect with us for more info tle more.” first come, first served basis. Appraisals
The fair will take place from 10a.m. to are not certified, however, one can make
3p.m., Jan. 26; the fine arts category in- arrangements for a certified appraisal at
cludes ceramics, pottery, glassware, art- a later date and time.
work/paintings, music boxes and small
furniture pieces. Items in this category
are limited to two items per person for guyleonard@countytimes.net
a fee of $5 per item. Other category fees
are $5 each for the first two items and
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The County Times Local News 5

Bailey Statement on Funding for the University


System of Maryland Academic and Research Center
“I’m pleased that Governor Hogan dividuals continues to grow.  This im- by the Legislature.
has included funding for the Univer- portant partnership with the University Today is a happy day that moves us
sity System of Maryland Academic and System of Maryland establish a highly one step closer to breaking ground on
Research Center, known as the ‘third skilled workforce to meet the needs of this 84k square foot project.  When
building,’ in the Fiscal Year 2020 bud- the Patuxent River Naval Air Station; completed, this $86 mil. ($85,995 mil.)
get unveiled today. The third building the Naval Service Warfare Center, In- facility represents a critical investment
funding represents a significant step dian Head; and the University of Mary- in bringing expanded higher educa-
forward in our partnership with the U.S. land Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test tion research opportunities to Southern
Navy at Patuxent River.  This funding Site.  I look forward to working with Maryland.  The University System of
allows the project construction to be- the Governor and our legislative leaders Maryland’s presence here brings world
gin.  A third building at the Southern to ensure this project is on track to be class capabilities are now available to
Maryland Higher Education Center is completed.   our important regional military installa-
important to economic growth in our In my many meetings with Navy and tions to make them even better protected
State and in particular, in Charles, Cal- community leaders, this project contin- and stronger.  I thank Governor Hogan
vert & St. Mary’s Counties. This project ues to be a top priority.  I have conveyed for his steadfast commitment to fund-
is crucial to growing our local economy, the importance of it to the Governor and ing this critically needed research facil-
both within the Navy Base and out in Legislative leaders in my meetings with ity.  This is one of the most significant
the local community, as the requirement them.  I plan to work tirelessly to protect State investments to our region since the
Sen. Jack Bailey to produce and attract highly skilled in- this funding as the budget is approved BRAC of the 1990s.”

Governor Hogan Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Budget


Provides Record Investment in K-12 Education
vigilant about maintaining savings in Promise Scholarship and the Governor’s
order to be better prepared for those Promise Plus Scholarship. Further, the
times when more flexibility is needed, capital budget includes $325 million for
while also making necessary, targeted higher education projects.
one-time investments. That is what our Since taking office, the Hogan ad-
budget has once again accomplished.” ministration has delivered on the prom-
The FY 2020 general fund operating ise to grow the private sector, be more
budget totals $19.5 billion, continuing friendly to both businesses and families,
to provide record investment in the ad- create jobs, and turn Maryland’s econo-
ministration’s top priority – education. my around, going from losing 100,000
This budget provides $6.9 billion toward jobs to gaining more than 120,000 jobs,
our public schools, going above and be- while delivering $1.2 billion in tax, toll,
yond the levels required by state aid and fee relief. New this year, in order to
programs. Aid to local schools grows by encourage investments in Opportunity
$347 million, which is the administra- Zones all over the state, the budget dedi-
tion’s largest increase to date. The bud- cates $56.5 million toward attracting
get also reserves $200 million in state new or expanding businesses and devel-
Hogan at innaugral funding to implement the recommenda- oping our workforce.  
tions of the Kirwan Commission. The FY 2020 budget reaffirms Gov-
Governor Larry Hogan announced responsibility, adhering to recommen- The governor’s proposed budget also ernor Hogan’s commitment to environ-
major items in the administration’s fis- dations from the Spending Affordability includes the initial investment in the mental stewardship, once again fully
cal year 2020 budget, which will be of- Committee and maintaining structural “Building Opportunity Fund,” a trans- funding important environmental pro-
ficially submitted on Friday, January 18. balance while making vital investments formative and historic five-year, $3.5 grams including Program Open Space,
The governor’s budget fully funds not in education, healthcare, and job cre- billion school construction program. the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal
only the administration’s priorities, but ation. This budget also makes prudent Reflecting that, this year’s school con- Bays 2010 Trust Fund, and the Mary-
also all legislative mandated spending use of what is likely a one-time surplus struction budget totals more than $438 land Park Service, along with increasing
programs without raising taxes, cutting to both save for the future and make million, the most ever in one year. incentives for zero-emission vehicles.
services, or raiding dedicated special critical infrastructure investments. This budget continues our commit- The budget also continues to ensure
funds. The budget leaves $1.3 billion More than $1.3 billion has been set aside ment to our world-class higher educa- that Maryland’s most vulnerable citi-
in reserves and continues – for the fifth to guard against any potential downturn tion system, providing a record $1.45 zens have access to critical healthcare
straight year – to fund K-12 public edu- in the economy while still investing $3.3 billion in state funds for the University services and other important programs
cation at an all-time record level. billion in Maryland’s transportation net- System of Maryland, a 4.2 percent in- by containing nearly $11.5 billion for
“Once again, we will provide histori- work and nearly $250 million for a wide crease over last year. This includes $20 Maryland’s Medicaid program, which
cally high, record funding for K-12 edu- range of improvements to facilities or million, twice the level of last year, to provides health coverage to nearly 1.4
cation - our fifth consecutive budget to projects that provide services to Mary- develop academic programs in science, million Marylanders, including more
do so,” said Governor Hogan. “Not only land citizens, including $63 million in engineering, cybersecurity, and other than 153,000 children through the
will every single penny that every single critical maintenance funding to Mary- critical areas. For the fourth year in a Maryland Children’s Health Program.
jurisdiction anticipates from the state land higher education institutions. row, undergraduate tuition growth at The budget also includes nearly a quar-
for education be fully funded at 100 per- “As a direct result of our fiscal dis- Maryland’s public four-year institutions ter billion dollars for substance use dis-
cent, but every single school system in cipline, belt-tightening, and business- will be limited to 2 percent. In addition, order services, an increase of 20 percent
Maryland will again see increased in- friendly policies over the past four this budget includes record funding for over FY 2019.
vestment by the state.” years, our state has had one of the best the 15 local community colleges funded This budget invests in Maryland’s
The FY 2020 budget continues the economic turnarounds in the nation,” through the Cade formula and provides dedicated state employees, providing
Hogan administration’s legacy of fiscal said Governor Hogan. “We must remain funding for the Community College at least a 3 percent raise to every state
Continues on page 6
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Continued from page 5


worker. Further, in order to improve the ernor Hogan. • In addition, $200 million in state ernor’s commitment to double fund-
recruitment and retention of vital cor- • The governor’s education budget funding remains reserved to imple- ing for the program over three years.
rectional officers at state facilities, the goes above and beyond required ment recommendations of the Kir- BOOST provides scholarships for
governor has allocated $13.1 million statutory funding formulas to ensure wan Commission. low-income students from areas with
toward an additional 4 percent increase that every Maryland jurisdiction re- • The budget includes $300,000 to es- underperforming schools to attend
for these officers, along with $7.6 mil- ceives more direct education aid than tablish three new P-TECH schools in non-public schools, giving them the
lion to extend a bonus program through in FY 2019. Baltimore City will re- Maryland, bringing total funding for opportunity for a better education.
the rest of the current year. ceive an additional $11.1 million and P-TECH schools to $1.2 million. • The governor’s budget includes a re-
The FY 2020 budget also accounts for Cecil County nearly $800,000. • $20 million in state funding is in- cord $1.45 billion in state funds for
the governor’s proposals for targeted tax • This year’s school construction bud- cluded to expand access to prekinder- the University System of Maryland
relief, including expanding the More get totals more than $438 million, garten throughout the state, bringing (USM), a $58.5 million or 4.2 per-
Jobs for Marylanders tax credit to in- the most ever in one year. total state enhancement funding to cent increase over FY 2019.
clude all 149 Opportunity Zones across • Consistent with passage of the con- $43.5 million. Under the Hogan ad- • Morgan State University receives
the state, expanding the Hometown stitutional amendment establishing ministration, state funding to expand $100.9 million in state funds, a $4.1
Heroes program, expanding the types the education “lockbox,” $125 mil- access to prekindergarten education million increase from the current
of retirement income that are excluded lion in gaming revenues are dedicat- has grown by 1,011 percent. year. Nearly half of this increase
from taxation, and to help all Maryland- ed to the following educational en- • The Hogan administration has will support deferred maintenance
ers make college more affordable, in- hancements: $65 million for school taken great strides this past year to efforts to improve campus facilities
creasing the deduction for contributions construction (including $20 million enhance the Child Care Subsidy and the remainder will be used for
to a 529 investment plan from $2,500 to to start a revolving loan fund to as- program, raising subsidy rates by 8 accreditation efforts, laboratory fa-
$5,000 and increasing the permitted tax sist local jurisdictions), $15 million percent, eliminating the waitlist, and cility enhancements, and conversion
deduction on student loan interest to 100 for prekindergarten expansion, $4.5 doubling income eligibility require- of contractual employees to regular
percent. million for Learning in Extended ments. The FY 2020 budget includes employees.
Below are highlights of the FY 2020 Academic Programs (LEAP) to pro- an additional $34 million for the • Statutory funding for St. Mary’s
Budget: vide extended academic program- program to implement these policy College of Maryland grows by 3.5
Investing in Education: ming for at-risk students at schools, changes and further increase subsidy percent to $25.9 million.
• For the fifth consecutive year, the $2.5 million for the Maryland Early rates. • The governor’s budget includes re-
Hogan administration is providing Literacy Initiative, $2 million for in- • State aid for local Head Start pro- cord funding for the 15 local com-
record funding for K-12 education. novative Career Technology Educa- grams grows to $3 million in FY munity colleges funded through the
The FY 2020 budget includes a $6.9 tion programs, $250,000 to expand 2020, an increase of $1.2 million Cade formula. The governor’s FY
billion state investment in Mary- teacher recruitment and outreach, compared to FY 2019. 2020 budget includes $268 million,
land’s public schools, fully fund- and $35.8 million for future initia- • The Broadening Options and Op- a $7 million or 2.7 percent increase
ing state aid programs. Aid to local tives as determined by the Kirwan portunities for Students Today over FY 2019, in formula and non-
schools grows by $347 million, the Commission on Innovation and Ex- (BOOST) Program grows by $3 mil- formula grant funding.
largest increase to date under Gov- cellence in Education. lion to $10 million, fulfilling the gov- • Baltimore City Community College

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(BCCC) receives $40.2 million in newly created Education Monitor- • In addition to the $3 million for Op- 2019.
state support in FY 2020. ing Unit and Office of Compliance portunity Works, the FY 2020 bud- • The governor’s budget provides $28
• The Sellinger program for Mary- and Oversight, enabling the Mary- get includes $8 million for the EARN million in FY 2020 for the Maryland
land’s independent colleges and uni- land State Department of Education program, which continues as a leader Economic Development Assistance
versities is funded at a record $59.4 and the State Board of Education to of innovative and industry-led work- Authority and Fund, the state’s most
million, or $3.2 million over FY evaluate and investigate allegations force development initiatives for the powerful economic development
2019. of misconduct and corruption in lo- state. tool, a $3 million increase over the
• For the fourth year in a row, growth cal school systems. • Governor Hogan’s FY 2020 budget current year.
in resident undergraduate tuition at Creating Jobs and Expanding Op- also includes $8 million for tax cred- Tourism and the Arts:
Maryland’s public four-year institu- portunities for Businesses: its for manufacturing employers that • The Maryland State Arts Council
tions is held to 2 percent. • As part of a series of initiatives pro- create jobs in qualifying high-unem- grows by $1.7 million, to $24.4 mil-
School Safety and Accountability: posed by Governor Hogan to further ployment zones, established under lion in total funds - an all-time high.
• The FY 2020 budget continues Gov- expand Maryland’s Opportunity the More Jobs for Marylanders Act • In addition, Governor Hogan’s bud-
ernor Hogan’s commitment to sup- Zone program, the FY 2020 oper- of 2017. get provides an additional $610,000
porting school safety with $10 mil- ating budget includes $56.5 million • The new public school construction for the Tourism Development Board,
lion in capital grants to local school in new funding to attract businesses initiative announced by Governor bringing total funding to $10.2
systems to make safety-related im- and development and to continue to Hogan is estimated to create more million.
provements to school facilities; an invest in Maryland’s workforce. than 27,000 new jobs during the five- Building for the Future – Transpor-
additional $3.5 million is included • $16 million is provided to create the year construction period. tation & Infrastructure:
for safety improvements at non-pub- Maryland Technology Infrastructure • Governor Hogan’s budget provides • Investments in Maryland’s Trans-
lic schools. Fund under TEDCO, as part of a first-time funding of $1 million to- portation network totaling $3.3 bil-
• $10.6 million is provided for local long-term plan to leverage more than ward TEDCO’s Minority Pre-Seed lion include almost $1.7 billion for
school systems to hire school re- $500 million in planned investment Investment Fund, which provides state highways, $221 million for the
source officers and to implement over the next decade. financial and operational support Purple Line Transitway, and $167
other best practices; approximately • An additional $6 million in tax cred- for entrepreneurs from socially million in capital improvements for
$400,000 is provided to support new its will be made available for compa- or economically disadvantaged the Washington Metropolitan Area
school resource officers at the Mary- nies that locate or expand in a Mary- backgrounds. Transit Authority (WMATA).
land School for the Deaf. land Opportunity Zone - an amount • Governor Hogan’s budget maintains • The FY 2020 budget includes $255.9
• The governor’s budget doubles to increasing to $24 million over time. $12 million for the Biotechnology million in Highway User Revenue
$2 million the amount available for • $3 million is being invested to es- Investment Incentive Tax Credit and funds to local jurisdictions, this is a
upgrades and security personnel for tablish “Opportunity Works,” a job $2 million for the Cybersecurity In- $24 million increase from last year.
schools and child care centers in training program for businesses lo- vestment Incentive Tax Credit. In ad-
Maryland deemed at-risk for hate cated in Opportunity Zones as part dition, businesses purchasing cyber- Press Release from
crimes. of the state’s nationally recognized security technology or services from Office of Gov. Larry Hogan
• An additional $1.4 million and 11 Employment Advancement Right Maryland companies will be eligible
positions are included to support the Now (EARN) program. for up to $4 million in tax credits in

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Pets Perish, Families Displaced in House Fires

Sandy Bottom Road Olympia Court Olympia Court

By Guy Leonard the American Red Cross. the owner. cause of the fire.
Staff Writer It took 50 firefighters from the Hol- Fire marshal’s investigators deter- Both fires have been ruled accidental.
lywood Volunteer Fire Department 20 mined that combustible materials placed
A dog and four cats died in a house minutes to extinguish the blaze; the total too close to a kerosene heater were the guyleonard@countytimes.net
fire on Sandy Bottom Road in Holly- losses came to $275,000.
wood that destroyed a single-family On Tuesday another house was com-

Sheriff’s Office Crime Report


home Jan. 18. pletely destroyed by fire on Olympia
According to State Fire Marshal in- Court in Lexington Park, fire marshal
vestigators the accidental fire, which investigators said, and displaced the
was discovered by a neighbor, was the family who is also being assisted by the Assault- On January 17, 2019, Cpl. charged with Violate Protective Order.
result of an overloaded power strip in American Red Cross. Foor responded to the 16700 block of CASE# 3633-19
the basement of the residence. There It took 26 volunteers from the Bay Three Notch Road in Ridge, for the
were no human injures as a result of the District Fire Company one hour to con- reported assault. Investigation deter- Assault- On January 19, 2019, Cpl.
fire. trol the blaze; the fire was found on the mined Kevin Anthony Murphy Jr., age Stone responded to the 21300 block of
The family is now being assisted by rear deck of the single-family home by 30 of Ridge, assaulted South Essex Drive in Lexington Park,
the victim. Murphy for the reported disturbance. Upon ar-
and the victim were rival Tyrell Marquice Birdine, age 18,
arguing when Murphy was on top of the vic-
grabbed the victim tim, actively assaulting
and threw the victim the victim. Deputies
onto the floor. Visible removed Birdine from
injury was observed the victim, at which
to the victim and Murphy was arrested time Birdine attempted
and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. to flee. Birdine was
CASE# 3439-19 advised he was under
arrest; he continued to resist and try
Counterfeit Currency- On January 17, to run. Once Birdine was placed into
2019, Cpl. Pesante responded to the St. handcuffs, he attempted to once again
Mary’s County Detention and Rehabili- flee from deputies. Birdine began caus-
tation Center located in Leonardtown, ing a further disturbance by yelling,
for the report of found counterfeit cur- and causing a crowd to gather. Birdine
rency. Investigation determined Osie was arrested and charged with Assault
Mae Shade, age 59 of Ridge, was ar- 2nd Degree, Resist/Interfere with Ar-
rested on an outstand- rest, and Disorderly Conduct. CASE#
ing warrant. Once at 3658-19
the detention center
her belongings were Assault- On January 19, 2019, Cpl.
inventoried and it was Kerby made contact with the victim in
discovered Shade had the 23900 block of Old Chaptico Wharf
a counterfeit $100 bill Lane in Chaptico, reference an assault.
in her property. Shade Investigation determined David Grant
was charged with Possession of Forged Jones, age 40 of Chaptico, assaulted
Currency. CASE# 3433-19 the victim during an
argument by pushing
Violation of Protective Order- On the victim into a wall,
January 18, 2019, Cpl. Ruest served a causing injury to the
protective order in the 22500 block of victim’s head. Jones
Wainwright Court in California. The continued the argu-
respondent of the order was Phillip Ed- ment, and continued to
ward Meagher III, age grab the victim and the
47 of California. After victim’s clothes. A witness intervened
being read the order and and attempted to get Jones off the vic-
the stipulations, such as tim. During the struggle Jones ulti-
no contact of any kind, mately went through a glass door. Jones
Meagher began yelling was arrested and charged with Assault
at the victim. Mea- 2nd Degree. CASE# 3739-19
gher was arrested and
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10 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, January 24, 2019

Unique Group Pairs Service Dogs with Veterans


Other service dog organizations may select a vet- MK9 Service Dogs’ solution to this dilemma is
eran that is compatible with an already trained ser- to offer qualified and highly trained service dogs to
vice dog, then begin a relationship building phase, eligible veterans at no cost to the veteran. Working
ensuring that the service dog’s needs and the vet- with a network of Labrador Retriever and German
eran’s needs are m A unique approach in service Shepherd breeders, MK9 Service Dogs procures
dog training for veterans is being implemented by puppies with the proper temperament and aptitude
Michele Khol, founder of MK9 Service Dogs in Vi- to be a service dog. Having a team of highly trained,
enna, Virginia. Typically, fully trained service dogs skilled and dedicated volunteers, MK9 Service
are paired with veterans with physical and/or men- Dogs is able to fulfill their mission to provide highly
tal health disabilities. Instead of training puppies trained service dogs to maximize the independence
for a multitude of conditions, MK9 Service Dogs and quality of life of veterans with physical and/or
targets the veteran’s needs first and then identifies mental disabilities at no cost to the veteran
and trains the service dog, starting as a puppy, to MK9 Service Dogs is seeking financial contribu-
meet those individualized needs. Currently, there tions from the community to make their mission
are more veterans who could benefit from having a a reality. There are several levels of sponsorship
trained service dog than there are available. As a available for those who wish to help pair a service
result, there is usually a waiting list for a qualified, dog in training with a qualified veteran with physi-
fully trained service dog. cal and/or mental health disabilities. In addition to
MK9 Service Dogs’ model is to first assesses the financial support, MK9 Service Dogs is looking for
veteran’s needs, such as Post Traumatic Stress Dis- veteran applicants. If you or someone you know is a
order (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), de- veteran that would benefit from a fully trained ser-
pression, anxiety, or some physical disability and vice dog, please contact the organization.
then train the dog to meet those specific needs. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated.
According to the Veteran’s Administration Na- For more information, please visit their website at:
tional Suicide Data report, an estimated 20 veterans https://www.mk9servicedogs.org/ or follow them on
commit suicide per day. The empirical evidence of Facebook MK9s service dogs.
the efficacy of service dogs mitigating the symptoms
of conditions such as PTSD is clear and overwhelm- Submitted article 
Michele Khol, with the latest trainee, Beck, a yellow Labrador ing. Dogs can reach and connect with veterans in

Women’s History Month


retriever. ways humans cannot.
Sometimes, just having
A unique approach in service dog training for a service dog trained to
veterans is being implemented by Avenue reisidenr

Banquet Speaker Named


perform nightmare in-
Marbeth Raley’s sister, Michele Khol, founder of terruptions for a veteran
MK9 ServiceDogs in Vienna, Virginia. Typically, allows them to sleep
fully trained service dogs are paired with veterans through the night for
with physical and/or mental health disabilities. In- the first time in years.
stead of training puppies for a multitude of condi- in Mathematics in 1982. Shortly there-
Unfortunately, there after, she began her began her US Navy
tions, MK9 Service Dogs targets the veteran’s needs is a limited number of
first and then identifies and trains the service dog, career at the Officer Candidate School
trained service dogs for (OCS) in Newport, Rhode Island. At
starting as a puppy, to meet those individualized veterans because of the
needs. Currently, there are more veterans who could the time she entered OCS, women rep-
cost of raising, training, resented only 9 percent of the ranking
benefit from having a trained service dog than there and placing qualified
are available. As a result, there is usually a waiting officers in the U.S. Navy. She describes
service dogs, which can feeling lonely and being “over-scruti-
list for a qualified, fully trained service dog. exceed $28,000 per dog. nized” because of her gender. Despite
the obstacles she faced, Jaynes achieved

Animal Control Officer


the ultimate honor – being commis-
sioned as the first female flag officer in
the U.S. Navy.

Rescues Injured Owl


Her distinguished 33-year career cul-
minated in her retirement as Rear Ad-
miral. Following her retirement, Jaynes
continued to support the aerospace in-
dustry in various management roles.
The St. Mary’s County Animal Con- She currently provides consulting ser-
trol Division has many faces. One area United States Navy Rear Adm. C. J. Jaynes
vices to industry and government enti-
they work on which traditionally goes The St. Mary’s County Commission ties, specializing in acquisition, pro-
unnoticed is animal rescue. for Women is honored to name retired gram management, logistics, industrial
On January 18, 2019, Animal Control United States Navy Rear Adm. C. J. operations, strategy and leadership.
Officer Christy Hoover rescued an in- Jaynes as the keynote speaker for the an- A symbol of the 2019 Commission
jured owl after responding to a location nual St. Mary’s County National Wom- for Women Theme “Visionary Women:
in Wildewood. Upon arrival she found en’s History Month Banquet. The event, Champions of Peace & Non-Violence,”
a Barred Owl which appeared to be un- scheduled for Thursday, March 14, at Jaynes is a champion of peace and non-
able to fly. the Southern Maryland Higher Educa- violence. Her dedication to her career
ACO Hoover was able to wrap the tion Center, features presentations of and continuing support of the aero-
owl in a towel and place it in a carrier the 2019 Lifetime Achievement, Woman space industry in peace- keeping efforts
for transport. A person specializing in of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman throughout the world exemplify these
wildlife re-habitation met with ACO Awards. qualities. She is an advocate and mentor
Hoover and took the owl to a veterinar- Jaynes graduated from Indiana Uni- for young women offering solutions and
ian for treatment. versity of Pennsylvania in 1979 with a guidance for achieving success.
The Animal Control Division con- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Ed-
gratulates ACO Christy Hoover on a ucation, followed by a Master’s Degree Press Release from
ACO Christy Hoover successful rescue and job well done. St. Mary’s County Government
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The County Times In Our Community 11

Cedar Point FCU Makes Community Donation


sion is to “promote the inclusion of SMCR’s mission, they also wanted their
persons with developmental differenc- employees to be engaged with the peo-
es into the life of our community. We ple with developmental differences who
advocate for individuals with special SMCR serves. That’s where the bowl-
needs, to recognize the inherent dignity ing comes in.
that is theirs because they are members The credit union Marketing Direc-
of our one human family. We promote tor Kristen Kauffman-Beaver said the
social recreational and educational op- bowling was a way for the employees
portunities where individuals with de- to interact with those who SMCR helps.
velopmental differences can contribute So, on Jan. 18 they gathered at Esper-
their unique gifts and develop their anza Bowling Lanes in California to
potential. buddy up with clients of the Center for
“We provide monthly programs to Life Enrichment to have fun together.
provide our members with social and The credit union employees intend to
recreational opportunities in order to make the bowling a regular outing ev-
enrich their lives. Members enjoy our ery first Friday of the month.
Clients of Center for Life Enrichment and employees of Cedar Point Federal Credit programs at no-to-little cost through our And, everyone posed for a picture
Union poise at Esperanza Bowling Lanes with a check for $10,000 to Southern Maryland partnerships with businesses and orga- with a huge, blown-up copy of that
Community Resources.
nizations throughout the community.” $10,000 check for SMCR.
By Dick Myers (SMCR). Cedar Point donated $10,000 The financial support by Cedar Point
Editor last year to SMCR and $8,000 the year FCU was one very big thing ($10,000 dickmyers@countytimes.net
before as part of their ongoing support again this year), but in keeping with
Twenty employees of Cedar Point of community organizations, supple-

Correction
Federal Credit Union (FCU) branches mented by employee giving as well.
in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties went They have stepped up to the plate this
bowling last Friday (Jan. 18). Although year as well.
they had fun, that wasn’t their sole Southern Maryland Community Re-
mission. sources, Inc. (SMCR) is a 501 (c) 3 non- The story in our Jan, 10 issue about two dogs from the Sugar Faces Senior
The credit union was one of the spon- profit organization that helps to bridge Dogs Rescue group appearing in the Animal Planet Dog Bowl misidentified
sors this year of the Solomons Dragon the gap for individuals with develop- one of their volunteers. Her name should have been Dawn Shonkwiler. The
Boat Festival, which is put on by South- mental differences in our community. County Times apologizes for the error.
ern Maryland Community Resources According to their website, their mis-

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 The County Times In Our Community 13

Port of Leonardtown Winery Wins Big


On Monday, the Port of Leonardtown The 2015 Barbera Reserve can be
Winery took home the 2018 Maryland found in our tasting room. We highly
Wine Governor’s Cup. This award is recommend you stop in to give it a try!
only presented to wineries who produce Our next vintages are in barrel, and we
wine from Maryland grown grapes! We cannot wait to release our new and excit-
are ecstatic and honored to share this ing wines.
award with the past winning wineries Thank you for your support over the
in Maryland. Southern Maryland is an past eight years.
up and coming wine region and we are
grateful to be a part of it! Press Release from The Port of
“We could not have done it without the Leonardtown Winery Team and the
support of Leonardtown and the grape Southern Maryland Grape Growers
growers,” said Lauren Zimmerman, the Association
winemaker at Port of Leonardtown.

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Bunyan Charges St. Mary’s Students To Seek Out Justice


By Guy Leonard in the name of justice. professor.
Staff Writer “This is a charge to students here,” Bunyan said Bunyan was flattered but noncommittal; she said
Jan. 21 at the school’s annual prayer breakfast. “This she would wait for Jordan to make the offer.
Maureen Bunyan, a Washington, D.C.-based is why all schools are so important.” “That was very nice of her; it was a great compli-
broadcast journalist who for more than 40 years vis- Educational institutions such as St. Mary’s Col- ment,” said Bunyan. “I’d love to make a contribution
ited county and state residents in their homes during lege had the knowledge of history to piece together to St. Mary’s.”
her nightly newscast, remembers her first foray into the impacts on oppressed people, she said, and had During the festivities at the college, Jordan re-
the Civil Rights Movement. a major part to play in achieving real, intellectually counted parts of King’s letter written from a prison
“I came of age in the 1960’s,” Bunyan told The based justice. cell in Alabama that whatever effects one of us, ef-
County Times, the day after she spoke at St. Mary’s “We all have good intentions, but if we don’t know fects all of us.
College of Maryland on Martin Luther King Day. what’s laid out on the field we don’t know what game “All life is connected,” Jordan said. “Today there
“The Civil Rights Movement was beginning; I had is being played,” Bunyan said. is still turmoil; we cannot continue along these
to get involved.” Bunyan encouraged those in attendance to read a paths.
She traveled with others down to Alabama to take slew of books such as Bury My Heart at Wounded “We live in America. It’s the best country in the
part in the historic effort to register black citizens to Knee, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, The Fortunes world and there’s a solution for everything.”
vote – it was a time of constant violence and terror of Africa, The Half Has Never Been Told, and The House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called for
against those who tried to change the old order that Long Emancipation to better understand the nature partisanship on King’s day of remembrance, but not
excluded African Americans from the ballot box, of inequality amongst and inside nations in the sense to which many had become accustomed.
“It was a mind opening experience for me,” Bun- “Communities and countries fail when they don’t “This is not a day for partisanship in the political
yan said. “I’d never been to the south.” have a just society,” Bunyan said. “If in an open so- sense,” Hoyer said. “But it is a day for partisanship
Born in Aruba and moving to Milwaukee, Wis- ciety… these societies will fail if the people become in the pursuit of justice.”
consin to pursue her education and eventual career alienated from the system.” Hoyer said King’s legacy was the pursuit of the
in journalism, she began to see inequality when it Referencing current events, she relayed what she unalienable rights guaranteed to all people under the
came to educational, career and even housing op- believed King would think and do now. U.S. Constitution; to make America live up to its
portunities for those she called “people of color.” “What would Dr. King think of all this?” Bunyan claims of liberty and justice for all.
She saw much more in her trip to Alabama. asked. “Dr. King worked for justice. “We know these rights are self-evident but we all
“When we drove around we had to lie down on “If he were here now, he’d still be working for jus- know that these rights are not self-executing,” Hoyer
the floor of the car so that only one black person was tice; justice is not an event it is a process.” said. “Some died, others bled… to say ‘America, be
visible,” Bunyan said. “That’s because the Ku Klux Bunyan made such an impression that Dr. Tua- what you say you are’.”
Klan would shoot at cars with more than one black juanda Jordan, president of the college, openly stat-
person in it. ed she would try to bring Bunyan on as an adjunct guyleonard@countytimes.net
“They would assume they were black people from
up north who had come to register other black peo-
ple to vote. It was dangerous and frightening.”
Even in Milwaukee she pursued inequity in an
effort to expose it; she remembered one story she
worked on where she exposed discrimination in the
local housing market where white reporters would
easily find an apartment, but reporters of color
would suddenly find there were none for rent.
“I saw the inequity and prejudice,” Bunyan said.
Before King was assassinated in Memphis on
April 4, 1968 a federally mandated commission ex-
amined civil disorders and riots and determined mi-
nority communities had been historically oppressed
and the news media was largely absent in covering
their plight, Bunyan said.
“It took the news media to task, especially be-
cause they didn’t hire people of color,” said Bunyan.
“Many of us… we were the first journalists of color
in the news room.
“And we pushed them to pay attention to African
American communities.”
In her speech to students, faculty and friends of
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Bunyan said the
search for a new kind of justice to repair the damage
done by colonialism, racism and slavery continues
in the Caribbean, where students are pushing for
both restorative and reparative justice.
Both are small-scale and large-scale images of
each other, she said.
Restorative justice deals with the impacts of crime
on both victim, perpetrator and community and the
search for justice that serves the whole; it is a depar-
ture from purely putative justice.
Reparative justice seeks the same between nations;
Bunyan said students and other leaders in Caribbean
nations are seeking compensation for generations of
colonialism, which could include monetary repara-
tions paid to the ancestors of slaves brought there to
work but also assistance with aide for health care,
education and even repatriation to African nations
if so desired.
She wanted students at St. Mary’s to do the same Bunyan talks with a Spring Ridge Middle School student
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The County Times Entertainment 17

Observe ‘Artists in Action’ at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center


Visitors are encouraged to observe, ing, Jan. 26 – Jan. 30
ask questions and interact with the art- • Carrie Lee, Lusby, Mixed media,
ists; and may have the opportunity to Jan. 28 – Feb. 7
try their hand at a particular technique • Wendy Schneider, Lusby, Mixed me-
or contribute to a project. All ages are dia, Jan. 31 – Feb. 4
invited to visit during this program.  • Felicia Reed, Upper Marlboro, Fiber.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Feb. 1 – 8
guests to learn about the methods and • Corinn Pumphrey, Lusby, Painting.
materials that artists employ.  In the Feb. 3 – 5
past, artists have used this opportunity • Carol Wade, Prince Frederick, Paint-
to experiment with new approaches or ing, Feb.4 – 10
have found creative ways to collaborate • Barb Mowery, Lusby, Painting, Feb.
with other artists in the program.  Art- 7 – 11
ists in Action can be full of surprises; • Amy Hutto, Bath, NY, Painting, Feb.
we love it!” says Stacey Hann-Ruff, 9 – 17
Director • Karin Edgett, Washington, DC,
For additional information call 410- Painting, Feb. 11 – 18
326-4640 or visit www.annmariegar- • Nancy Livengood, Atlanta, GA,
den.org. The details of each participat- Painting, Feb. 11 – 21
ing artist, where they are from, and the • Mary Blumberg, Solomons, Painting,
medium they work in, follows. Feb.16 – 22
Artist in Action Schedule: • Ann Crain, St. Leonard, Painting,
• Joan Wiberg, Warrenton, VA, Paint- Feb.18 – 26
ing, through Jan. 25 • Mick Grochowski, Norfolk, VA,
• Diana Manchak, Ft. Washington, Ce- Painting/Sculpture, Febr18 – 26
ramic. Through Jan. 26 • Maria Campagna, Morgantown, WV,
• Jackie Clark, New York, NY, Paint- Ceramic. Feb.19 – 26
ing, Through Feb. 3 • Elizabeth Eby, Washington, DC,
• Julie Allinson, Solomons, Mixed me- Mixed media, Feb. 22 – 26
dia, Jan. 24 – 31  
• Ann Preston, Hollywood, Painting, Press Release from Annmarie Sculpture
Ann Preston
Jan. 24 – Feb. 2 Garden & Arts Center
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts the opportunity to get a glimpse into the • Linda Craven, Port Republic, Paint-
Center in Solomons, presents Artists in creative process of artists as they work.
Action: Temporary Studio Experience, Fiber, painting, mixed media and
now through Feb. 26, 10a.m.-5p.m. dai- ceramic artists will be participating
ly. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts in Artists in Action. Each week, up to
Center will serve as a creative retreat for four artists will be set up and working
over 20 artists for a few special weeks in temporary studio spaces in the main
this winter, providing Annmarie guests gallery at Annmarie Garden.

Newtowne Players to
Present ‘She Loves Me’ H O’S YOUR
The Newtowne Players will
present the romantic musical “She
Loves Me,” by Joe Masteroff, Shel-
don Harnick and Jerry Bock from
February 1-17. Performances will
be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.,
ing innocence and a touch of old-
world elegance. Georg works at a
modest Hungarian parfumerie and
spends his free time pouring out
his heart in anonymous letters to
“Dear Friend,” the love of his life.
W ero? H
St. Mary’s County has many “Hometown Heroes”
with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. Amalia gets a job at the shop and
The play will be presented at the its immediately clear how much We all know one, a volunteer, a mentor,
Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South they hate each other. It’s also im- a community leader, a first responder,
Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD mediately clear — to the audience
20653. Tickets are $18 for adults; — that Amalia is Georg’s “Dear a good neighbor, a big brother
$15 for seniors, students and mili- Friend.” What will it take for Georg or sister, a leader in
tary; and $13 for children age 12 and to realize that she loves him and for
under. Thursdays only, all seats are Amalia to realize that there’s some- the classroom or church.
$13. All tickets may be purchased thing about a man who won’t help
online at www.newtowneplayers. her find her “Other Shoe” when he
Throughout 2019 the County Times will feature
org, or by calling 301-737-5447. brings her “Vanilla Ice Cream”!? stories of St. Mary’s “Hometown Heroes.”
“She Loves Me” is considered
by many to be the most charm- Press Release from To shine a spotlight on your hero email their name
ing musical ever written, a warm Newtowne Players
romantic comedy with an endear- & contact info to aldailey@countytimes.net

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Patuxent River
Naval Air Station
Parachute Rigger Nominated as Sailor of the Year
N e
Parachute Rigger First Class (PR1) ask of them what I’m not willing to do squadron and wasn’t fourth quarter, 2018, and Senior Sailor
Brandon Hitz never imagined he’d be myself.” too happy about of the Year, fiscal 2018. He was
a Commander, Naval Air Force Atlan- His service extends beyond the that. But it also Helicopter Sea Combat
tic (CNAL) Sailor of the Year (SOY) Navy, as Hitz earned the Military was so grati- Wing Atlantic (HSCWLANT)
nominee when he enlisted in the Navy Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal fying to know Sea Sailor of the Year fiscal
in September 2005, as his plan was to in his last command and set a goal to how much we 2018.
serve only four years. earn another while at Commander, were helping “I am honored to be a nomi-
Encouraged by enlisted leaders and Fleet Readiness Center (COMFRC). those affected nee for this award. My advice
pushed to do things out of his comfort Hitz reported to COMFRC late last by Harvey.” to younger sailors is to take
zone, he was motivated to re-enlist. year after his tour with HSC-7 and HSC-7 nom- initiative; be positive; and look
Almost 14 years later, his perfor- currently serves as the quality assur- inated Hitz at the big picture. What we do
mance earned him this tremendous ance lead petty officer in the safety for the CNAL every day contributes to the
nomination. and regulatory compliance directorate SOY after he defense of our nation and its
“My first chief, Aviation Support (N45). received the citizens.”
Equipment Technician Senior Chief While attached to HSC-7, he de- squadron’s Se- The CNAL SOY will be an-
Petty Officer (ASCS) Hope Kulasze- ployed onboard USS Dwight D. Eisen- nior Sailor of nounced Jan. 31.
wski was always on my back, but look- hower (CVN 69) in June 2016. Not the Quarter
ing back, I realize she saw potential in long after returning from deployment, f o r
me that I didn’t see myself,” Hitz said. he was sent to Texas, where his squad-
“She made me speak at a Women’s ron conducted Defense Support of
History Month event and read a proc- Civil Authorities (DSCA) opera-
lamation to an audience made up of tions in support of Hurricane
all women of all military ranks. It was Harvey. As DSCA detach-
intimidating and something I never ment flight line coordinator,
would have signed up for on my own,” Hitz assisted the command
he laughs. “Talk about being out of in the safe and effective
your comfort zone!” search and rescue of 211
And since then, Hitz has looked for personnel and move-
opportunities to go above and beyond, ment of 5,000 pounds
a quality that was recognized by Avia- of humanitarian sup-
tion Machinist’s Mate Chief Petty Of- plies during hurricane
ficer (ADC) Will Childree when Hitz relief efforts.
reported to Helicopter Sea Combat “The hurricane re-
Squadron (HSC) 7. lief effort was one of
“Chief Childree encouraged me to the highlights of my
sign up for collateral duties whenever career. The team-
they were presented and taught me to work and the com-
lead by example, as he does. As a re- munity support was
sult of having great mentors, I look for outstanding,” Hitz
ways to help my leadership, and at the said. “I was called
same time, I try to lead the younger off leave in order
Sailors in much the same way. I don’t to detach with my

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St. Mary’s Swim Team


Falls to Mary Washington
A Washington
Institution Crumbles
By Ronald N. Guy Jr.
Photo Credit: Bill Wood Contributing Writer
The St. Mary’s College of Maryland place in the 50-yard freestyle by I have watched football with my dad for as long as I can remember. My
Men’s Swimming team had an in con- swimming a 22.56. Cassady also earliest memories of Sundays include scanning the T.V. Guide to see what
ference meet against the University of took third in the 100-yard freestyle games would be covered and hoping the D.C. and Baltimore stations fed a
Mary Washington Saturday (Jan. 19) with a time of 49.01. The senior strong signal into the funky, arrow-ish looking antenna on our roof.
afternoon. The Seahawks fell to the Ea- would once again claim some points Time has certainly improved the viewing experience. Cable television re-
gles 234-25. by taking third in the 500-yard free- placed the rusty antenna and birthed the ESPN era. High definition television
St. Mary’s – 25, style with a time of 5:14.80. followed. Now it’s the RedZone channel, a spectacular guided tour of live
Mary Washington – 234 Up Next for the Seahawks NFL games. Ben Franklin once said, “Beer is proof God loves us and wants
How it Happened • 1/26 – The Seahawks are away as us to be happy.” The RedZone channel is too.
• Ryan Akhavan (Annapolis, Md. / they travel to Capital Athletic Con- Despite the changes, my dad and I have remained steady football consum-
Broadneck) took third in the 200- ference foe Salisbury University for ers. Our viewing location is different, the television is bigger and the picture
yard butterfly by swimming a a 1:00 P.M. start.    is sharper, but it’s still father and son, barking at referees, cussing the Dallas
2:09.66. Cowboys and rooting for our home team.
• Colin Cassady (Phoenix, Md. / Cal- Press Release from SMCM About that home team: Love of football aside, our deep affection for the
vert Hall College) claimed second ‘Skins of Washington is what has brought my dad and me together on Sun-

Seifert Records Double-Double in Defeat


days through all those years. Our relationship with the burgundy and gold
is understandable. When George Allen took over as head coach in 1971,
my dad was just 23-years-old. I was eight when Joe Gibbs took the reins
and 20 when he retired from coaching (the first time) in early 1993. During
this 22-season run, Washington enjoyed 18 winning seasons, 13 playoff ap-
pearances, five trips to the Super Bowl, three championships and universal
respect throughout the NFL. Those teams ended up sending 11 people to the
Pro Football Hall of Fame – eight players, two coaches and one executive.
It was the best of times. The 25 plus years since, a period with just eight
winning seasons and two measly playoff wins, haven’t been. The losing is,
in a strange way, tolerable. It’s the football incompetence, dismissiveness of
the fan base and embarrassing social missteps – all hallmarks of owner Dan
Snyder’s “leadership” - that have scarred the team’s faithful. And the world
is watching – according to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, the Washington
Photo Credit: Bill Wood football team is the fifth most hated American company. Not just football
team…company.
Gina Seifert recorded her third dou- back into the contest. Down 53-44,
My dad and I often fill the losing vacuum by discussing the best organiza-
ble-double of the season for the St. St. Mary’s knocked down six un-
tions in the NFL; that’s what you do when yours is mostly inconsequential by
Mary’s College of Maryland women’s answered points to cut the Knights’
Thanksgiving. We talk about the Steelers, the Seahawks, the Packers and,
basketball team (4-13, 0-6 CAC) with 14 lead to 53-50. Katie Robey started
of course, the Patriots. But the team we might discuss the most is the New
points and 12 rebounds in a 79-65 defeat the run with a layup and Kelli Jen-
Orleans Saints.
to Southern Virginia (15-1, 6-0 CAC) kins followed with a three-pointer.
The Saints signed QB Drew Brees before the 2006 season, an acquisition
Saturday (Jan. 19) afternoon. The Seahawks headed into the final
that altered the course of perennial loser and created a unique love affair
St. Mary’s - 65, quarter of action trailing 57-53.
between city, team and player. When you think of New Orleans, the Saints
Southern Virginia - 79 • Kobe Chaney began the fourth quar-
are very much in the discussion with jazz, the cuisine, voodoo and the French
How It Happened ter with a made layup and jumper to
Quarter. And if you’ve ever had the pleasure of being in a jubilant and united
• The Seahawks started strong, string- knot the score up at 57-57. However,
Big Easy after a Saints victory, count yourself fortunate.
ing together five consecutive points St. Mary’s comeback bid would fall
That how it used to be in D.C. The ‘Skins were once a binding force, one
to begin the opening quarter. Hallie short as the Knights pulled away for
that dissolved the often stark differences in a diverse fan base. They were
Persell drained a three-ball and jump the 79-65 victory.
something to feel good about, something to take pride in. No more. Once the
shot for the early advantage. South- Inside the Box Score
most elusive ticket in town, the team now struggles to sell out home games
ern Virginia captured a 12-10 lead at • Seifert led the Seahawks with her
and FedEx Field is routinely overrun with fans from opposing teams. The
the three minute mark of the quarter, third double-double of the season.
team’s name, for anyone with an inkling toward American history, is at least
but the Seahawks played well the rest Seifert recorded 14 points and 12
awkward, if not completely unusable. The Washington pro football team, a
of the stanza, outscoring the Knights rebounds.
former bedrock franchise of the NFL, is now arguably the league’s worst.
9-3. • Persell knocked down 11 points and
The disintegration of a D.C. institution is complete.
• Trailing 24-21, the Knights scored collected four rebounds.
It’s hard to type those words. At this point, with no indication better times
an impressive 17 unanswered points • Chaney came off the bench and
are ahead, I feel fortunate to have experienced that incredible run under
to pull ahead of the Seahawks 38- tallied ten points, and added two
Coach Gibbs. And I suppose, in football and in life, the suggestion of this
24 with 4:01 remaining in the third rebounds.
story is to enjoy the best of times and use the memories to sustain you when
quarter. Similar to the first quarter, • Alexus Barnes led all scorers with
life deals a losing hand, even if that just means a father and son maintain their
St. Mary’s closed out the second 26 points. Katie Garrish recorded a
relationship by steadfastly watching a gloomy football team.
stanza on a high note by besting the double-double with 14 points and 14
Knights 6-2. rebounds.
Send comments to RonaldGuyJr@gmail.com
• In the third quarter of play, the Se-
ahawks started to inch themselves Press Release from SMCM
20 Contributing Writers The County Times Thursday, January 24, 2019

SELECTING THE BEST


INVESTMENT VECHICLES
FOR YOUR RETIREMENT
“TV Ears”
We’ve discussed the importance of asset allocation to your success as an
investor. Harry Moscowitz won a Nobel prize for inventing modern portfo-
lio theory in 1954 based on the concept that if you allocate your assets across
a broad enough spectrum of equity, fixed-income and other types of invest-
ments, and one of your investments declines in value, the others are likely to
take up the slack and keep your investment returns on an even keel. perfect, happily wedded couple, I
Pundits refer to asset allocation as the “Rule of 92” meaning 92% of your start to turn up the volume on my
success as an investor is directly attributable to whether you allocate your show. Then he does, and I do, and so
assets or not. on Yes, it starts to get married people
Ok, now we know that allocation is the way to go. But, one big problem passive-aggressive ugly about then.
with asset allocation is, how does an ordinary investor select the proper allo- The next thing I know my husband
cation of stocks versus bonds? The big mutual fund companies like T. Rowe is in the kitchen making his nightly
Price, Vanguard, BlackRock and others think they have it all figured out. snacking scavenger rounds, and he
They do the allocation for you. always seems to find a snack that is
TARGET DATE FUNDS in one of those really loud, crinkly,
Target date funds contain a mixture of stocks, bonds and cash. They have new-age, untearable plastic bags. In-
a future date in the title you can select to correspond to your retirement date. stead of pouring the snack in a quiet
As you get older, the asset allocation within the fund changes and gets more little bowl he does what my father
conservative over time. The fund manager will put fewer assets into stocks used to do and loudly crinkles the
which are inherently risky as you get closer to retirement. You do not have bag while in the kitchen. I know it is
to take any action. The fund manager does that for you. You simply pick the on purpose. I also believe it is timed
date when you think you will retire. For example, suppose you will turn six- perfectly during crucial exchanges
ty-five in 2020. You pick the 2020 Retirement Fund. You can buy the fund at of dialogue or for revealing who the
any age and with a minimum investment, but the target date is what matters. murderer is and why.
The big boost for target date funds came in 2006 when pension laws Poor Mindy knows something is
changed so that employers could choose investments for employees who had going on and looks back and forth
not designated investments for their 401(k) plans. Target date mutual funds between us with nervous furrows
became the most popular investments for employers to offer and to use as a forming on her hound dog forehead
default if employees failed to designate anything else. Fidelity launched its as if she is thinking, “Mommy, Dad-
target date funds in 1996; Vanguard in 2003 and T. Rowe Price in 2002—to- dy, stop! I know no one is yelling
gether, those three fund companies control about 75% of the market. Fees for I think that pretty soon either but something is wrong!” Passive-
the allocation are included the cost of the funds themselves. my husband or I are going to have aggressive fighting is a true art form.
hearing damage. Oh wait, I already I believe my husband must have a
LIFECYCLE MUTUAL FUNDS do from when I used to lay on my huge hearing loss problem too and
Lifecycle funds include cash, stock and bonds and may include both U.S. bedroom floor with my head be- not realize it. He has one of those
and foreign securities. The percentage of funds in each asset class is deter- tween two huge speakers listening sub-atomic bass woofers hooked up
mined by the fund manager who attempts to earn the highest return pos- to 70s rock and roll. I even named to the TV/stereo system in the living
sible by switching portfolio weightings in each type of asset class by market the dogs I had as teenagers Woofer, room that you turn on with a switch
conditions. Lifecycle funds generally include three or four “portfolios” with Tweeter, and…nope, not mid-range, on the wall. During football games
varying percentages of funds in each asset class. The portfolios are designed but Spunky. or when listening to music it is on,
by fit investors of various ages or risk tolerance levels. For example, Van- Sometimes the loss of hearing in and along with him turning the vol-
guard has a LifeStrategy fund with four asset choices: income (lowest per- my left ear works to my advantage ume up, it feels like a monster truck
centage of stock in the portfolio), conservative growth, moderate growth and like when we are watching the 11 is idling in the living room. Last
growth (highest percent of stock in the portfolio). As with target date funds, p.m. news in the bedroom. If there is year, he bought an even more power-
fees for allocation are included in the cost of the funds. a segment that I don’t want to hear, ful bass system, which, Thank God,
ACTIVE MANAGEMENT I just lay the left side of my head is still in it’s oddly shaped box, that
Active management involves the use of a portfolio manager who works down. Sometimes that even works if I have quietly hid in the closet un-
directly with you on your investments. This clearly is the most custom tai- my husband happens to be snoring der the steps. I am hoping that it’s an
lored to your wishes. Your portfolio may include everything from securities that night. I don’t know if he has the “out of sight out of mind” thing. It
to real estate. The manager in this case reviews all of your assets and your same ability to do that if I am snor- really doesn’t matter, because nei-
personal goals with you and selects those types of investments that will give ing. I think he just packs up his pil- ther one of us know how to hook it
you the most return for a risk that meets your expectations. The upside of low and heads out to the couch. One up and have to wait until either his
professional management is that your strategy is tailored for you. No one ex- of my sons and I have to make sure son or one of my sons come over to
cept the portfolio manager is going to ask about the strategy you have to exit we are on the proper side of each do it. It HAS been a year, so I think
your small business, for example. That question, along with many others, other since he has hearing loss in the system has been forgotten.
should be asked by the portfolio manager in order to provide the best retire- one ear as well. In any event, I am going to find
ment approach for you. The fees involved will be a percentage of the assets The reason I think our hearing is Pat Boone’s ad in the AARP maga-
and, as your assets grow, the fees will grow. This means at the very least that going to get worse is because there zine for those TV ears that he wears
the portfolio manager has a vested interest in seeing your portfolios grow. are many times, we do not like watch- that saved he and his wife’s marriage
Whether you choose target date, lifecycle or active management, the prin- ing the same TV shows together, so and order a pair for my husband…
cipal is the same. Your success as an investor and an investor preparing for he is stretched out in the bedroom and soon. Uh oh, he’s yelling for me
retirement will be directly attributable to whether you allocate your assets or and I am on the living room couch. from the other room, can’t hear him,
not. As usual, I advise you to investigate before you invest. Take a look at Gradually, I start to hear more of his glad I ordered my pair first.
all of the options available to you first, then decide. No one will protect you show than mine, especially when he
like yourself. puts on the music channels. I will all To each new day’s adventure, Shelby
You are invited to attend a free seminar on estate planning—January 21st of a sudden be humming Motown Please send your comments or ideas
at 11am at 8906 Bay Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714. Call 301-855-2246 to tunes while trying to figure out who- to: shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com
reserve your spot. See you there. dunnit on a mystery or crime show. or find me on Facebook.
Naturally, because we are a normal,
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The County Times Obituaries 21

In Remembrance
The County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes
and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
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John Preston Keaton a valued employee and loved by everyone. try’s safety and security through employ-
John was very true to his faith and has ment as a defense contractor. Along the
been a member of the Knights of Colum- way, Steve met the love of his life, Robyn,
bus since he was old enough to join them. who he then married and started a fam-
John always enjoyed his yearly ily with. Steve will be remembered for his
trips to Nashville, TN to meet and infectious personality, incredible laugh,
greet all the country music stars. bright smile, dedication to service, love of
John was outstanding in taking care of the Indianapolis Colts and the Washing-
his mother and father in their last few ton Capitals, and ultimately, his kindness
years so that they could live at home. and compassion for others. He is survived
The family will receive friends on Thurs- by his wife, Robyn; daughter, Brittany;
day, January 24, 2019 from 5:00 PM mother, Beverly; brother, David; sister,
– 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 Susan; four nieces, Kim, Trina, Madison,
PM followed by Knights of Columbus and Riley; four nephews, Tony, Sam, Jake,
prayers at 7:15 PM in the Mattingley- and Trevor; in-laws, John, Deanna, Kar-
Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, ri, Brian, and Paula; as well as countless
John Preston Keaton, 52 of Leonard- MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be amounts of friends. Family, friends, and
town, MD passed away at St. Mary’s Nurs- celebrated on Friday, January 25, 2019 others whose lives Steve touched are in-
ing Center on January 19, 2019. He was at 11:00 AM in Our Lady’s at Med- vited to the Adams-Green Funeral Home,
born in Georgetown on July 16, 1966. In ley’s Neck Leonardtown, MD with 721 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia, Sat-
1970 he became the son of James Rudolph erly Crouse. Steve graduated from Ryken
Father John Nguyen officiating. Inter- High School in 1979, where he ran track urday, February 2, 2019, to reminisce,
(Rudy) Pilkerton and Linda Mae Adams ment will follow in the church cemetery. grieve, and support each other. The view-
Pilkerton. John is survived by his brothers; and played soccer. Steve went on to proud-
To send flowers to the family of John ly serve in the United States Air Force for ing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. and the memo-
Thomas (Tommy) James Pilkerton, Kim- Preston Keaton, please visit our Heartfelt rial service from 2 to 3 p.m.
berly Allen Phillips (wife Patty), and Mark 20 years. While Steve was enlisted, he at-
Sympathies Store. tained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting In lieu of flowers, the family kindly re-
Schoenwetter. He is also survived by 2 quests that donations be made in Steve’s
nieces; Ashley and Cari, nephew, Jimmy. from Rollins College and received many
awards, including the Air Force Achieve- name to any of the following charities:
As well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and Steven Edward Crouse ment Medal, the Joint Service Commenda- The American Heart Association, The
friends, especially is friend Mike Lacey. Gary Sinise Foundation, or the Homeless
John graduated from Leonardtown High Steven Edward Crouse, age 57, of Hern- tion Medal, the Meritorious Service Med-
don, Virginia, passed away suddenly on al and the Humanitarian Service Medal. Animals Rescue Team (HART), all of
School in 1985. He worked at St. Mary’s which are charities that were important to
Nursing Center for 31 years, where he was Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Steve was After retiring from the Air Force, he spent
born June 12th 1961 to Harold and Bev- his career dedicated to ensuring our coun- Steve.

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22 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, January 24, 2019

Joseph Leonard and sisters, Mary Alice Thompson, Ag- family and Catholic faith were the main-
Thompson, Sr. nes Lucille Wood (Spencer), Alice Marie stays of his life.
Thompson, Mary Rose Thompson, and In lieu of flowers, donations may be
Catherine June Thompson. made to:Alzheimer’s Foundation at https://
Leonard was a life-long resident of St. alzfdn.org/
Mary’s County. He graduated from St. Jo- Leukemia and Lymphomia Society at
seph’s School, Morganza, MD and Mar- LLS.org, Hospice of St. Mary’s at www.
garet Brent High School, Class of 1939. HospiceofStMary’s.org, andPulmonary
After graduation, he worked on the family Fibrosis at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org
farm, and was employed by Parlett Gas
Company in Leonardtown. He spent most Kelly Jo Buckler
of his career as the General Manager of
Raley’s Sales Center, retiring in 1985.
In his early years, Leonard wrote for a 15, 2019 at his home surrounded by his
local newspaper under the pen name of loving family.
‘Boogy Woogy’ reporting on the shenani- He was born May 4, 1972 in Leonard-
Joseph Leonard Thompson, Sr., 97 of gans of the county residents. Local folks town, MD to Elizabeth “Betty” Lacey of
Loveville, MD, passed away on January were in wonder of just who this author Hollywood, MD.
17, 2019 with his loving family at his side. might be. Reading was a favorite pastime Alan was a life-long resident of St.
He was born on June 7, 1921 in Loveville, as evidenced by the volumes of books Mary’s County and a 1991 graduate of
MD and married the love of his life, Mary maintained in his home library - fiction/ Leonardtown High School. He married
Theresa (Mamie) Guy, on September 7, non-fiction/etc. – no real preference; he his beloved wife, Susan Marie Burch on
1946. He was the loving son of Joseph enjoyed them all. May 16, 1998 at Immaculate Conception
Gervase and Mary Agnes Thompson. He His love of gardening was appreciated Catholic Church. Together they celebrat-
is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Ann by many. Leonard and Mamie shared theKelly Jo Buckler, 73, of Lexington Park, ed over 20 wonderful years of marriage.
Latham (James) of Chaptico. He is also MD passed away on January 17, 2019 at
crops with family and friends and could He was affectionately known by many as
survived by his five children, Linda T. Suburban Hospital surrounded by her lov-
be found canning vegetables on their back the “Ice Cream Man”. The sound of the
Long (J.F.), Denise A. Guy (Ronald), J. ing family.
porch throughout the harvest months. ice cream truck brought smiles to children
Leonard Thompson, Jr. (Angelica), David She was born on April 19, 1945 in Rad-
Fishing, a good card game of pitch, and throughout the county and Alan endeared
W. Thompson (Terry) and Bonnie S. Oli- ford, Virginia to the late Eugene Wood
watching his New York Yankees always himself to everyone young and old. He
ver (Randy), and 11 grandchildren and 25 and Jerusha (Huff) Wood.
brought a smile, especially with a Yankee never met a stranger and loved meeting
great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by Kelly attended LaPlata High School.
victory. If offered a dessert, be assured, he people.
brothers, James Albert Thompson (Gene- She married her husband, Kenneth Buck-
would never turn down chocolate cake. He enjoyed spending quality family
vieve) and Joseph Gervase Thompson, Jr., ler in 1963 and celebrated over 20 great
Aside from his many interests, Leonard’s time and taking family vacations to Kure
years of marriage before his passing. She Beach, NC, and his favorite Gatlinburg,
was the owner of Kelly’s Place for eight TN. He also enjoyed taking cruises with

Caring for
for the
thePast
years and then sold it to “Linda’s Café,” his family to Bermuda, Honduras, Cana-

Caring Past
where she continued to cook for over 20 da, New England and St. Thomas. He en-
more years. She loved cooking and made joyed swimming and was in the process
many delicious dishes, especially her po- of watching an in-ground pool being built

Planning for
Planning for the
theFuture
Future
tato salad. She was an avid reader and
enjoyed taking trips with her friend in his
jeep to the South. Other hobbies included
at his home. He was very happy to know
that his daughters would have a pool that
they could spend time at making wonder-
tending to her flower gardens, dancing, ful memories. When he wasn’t running
Traditional Funerals, Cremation Services, Memorial Church Services,
Traditional Funerals, Cremation Services, Memorial Church Services, putting puzzles together, playing Yahtzee, the ice cream truck, he enjoyed cheering
and watching old Western movies and for the Dallas Cowboys. He was a fan of
Direct Burials,
Direct Burials, Monuments,
Monuments,Unlimited
Unlimitedwith
withCommitment
Commitment Through After
Through Care.
After Care. soap operas. Her greatest love was for her Barrett Jackson and Meccum Auto Auc-
family, especially her grandchildren and tions. He enjoyed restoring old cars and
great grandchildren. his pride and joy was his 1970 Buick GS.
She is survived by her children, Eugenia Alan enjoyed the Southern Maryland sta-
G. Heubel (Mike) of Lexington Park, MD ples; stuffed ham, crabs and oysters. His
and Kenneth Buckler (Tina); brothers, Mi- greatest love was spending time with his
chael Wood (Patricia) of Waldorf, MD and family.
Jimmy Wood (Libby) of Lexington Park, In addition to his mother and wife, he is
MD; seven grandchildren: Michael Heu- also survived by his daughters, Madison
bel (Rebecca), Kayla Mankowski (Vin- “Maddie” Marie Burch and Mackenzie
cent), Jennifer Tharpe, Audrey Tharpe, “Kenzie” Lynne Burch; his siblings: Lau-
Steven Tharpe, Camille Buckler, and ra Lacey (the late Leroy) of Avenue, MD,
Mallory Buckler; 12 great grandchildren; Robert Burch (Cindy) of Leonardtown,
and many extended family and friends. In MD, and Mark Burch (Denise) of Hol-
addition to her parents and husband, she lywood, MD; and many extended family
www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
is also preceded in death by her daughter,
Roxanne Tharpe and her brother, Warren
and friends. He was preceded in death by
his brother, Glenn “Big Bubba G” Burch.
Wood. Memorial contribution may be made to
FAMILY-OWNED & OPERATED Condolences to the family may be made
FAMILY-OWNED & OPERATED at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Hospice of St. Mary’s: https://www.hospi-
FOR TWO GENERATIONS ceofstmarys.org or P.O. Box 625, Leonar-
FOR TWO GENERATIONS Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Home, P.A.
dtown, MD 20650.
Condolences to the family may be made
Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.
Brinsfi eld Funeral Home,
22955 Hollywood Road P.A. Brinsfi eld Funeral Home, P.A.
30195 Three Notch Road at http://www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
22955 Hollywood Road 30195 Three
Hall,Notch Road 20650 Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 Charlotte Maryland James “Alan” Burch Home, P.A.
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
(301) 475-5588 Charlotte(301)
Hall, Maryland
472-4400 20650
James “Alan” Burch, 46, of Mechanic-
(301) 475-5588 (301) 472-4400 sville, MD passed away Tuesday, January
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The County Times Obituaries 23

Susan Furlong Dumler Marie and Piper Amelia Gelzinis. After graduating from Great Mills High
Family will receive friends for Susan’s School in 1952, Don went to work for the
Memorial Service on Saturday, February FBI in Washington, DC. While with the
2, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Brins- FBI, he obtained a Bachelors degree in
field Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Accounting and Business Administration
Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Inter- from Southeastern University, Washing-
ment will be private. ton, DC. Also, while at the FBI, he met
Memorial donations may be made to and married the love of his life, Babs. Lat-
the American Thoracic Society, www. er in his career, Don held a prominent po-
thoracic.org. sition as editor and publisher for the aero-
Condolences to the family may be made space and aviation industry. Publications
at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. school, Robert completed an Apprentice- included World Aviation Directory, World
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral ship with The Carpenters’ Union and re- Space Directory, and Aviation Daily Facts
Home, P.A. mained with the union until the mid 80’s. and Figures.
After 25 years in the Carpenter’s Union, Donald enjoyed membership in the
Robert worked for the Federal Govern- Aero Club of Washington, Aviation Space
Michele Marie Wilkerson ment performing various building mainte- Writers Association, National Aeronautics
nance duties until his retirement in 2002. Association, and the National Aviation
In his early 30’s, he bought a farm and Club.
became very active in agricultural pro- Memorial contributions may be made
duction, incorporating his two sons in the to Fairfax Baptist Temple, 6401 Mission-
Susan Furlong Dumler, 63 of Mechan- operations. ary Ln, Fairfax Station, VA 22039.
icsville, MD passed away on January 2, Robert was predeceased by his parents, Services were private.
2019 in LaPlata, MD. Susan was born Adrian and Catherine Sanders Chappe- Arrangements were provided by De-
January 10, 1955 to the late Harold Clif- lear, sister, Patricia Ager, brother Michael maine Funeral Home, Fairfax, VA.
ton Furlong, Jr. and the late Ellen May Chappelear. Robert is survived by his two
Wallace Furlong in Portland, ME. Sue sons, Roger and Richard Chappelear, his
was born and raised in Portland, Maine, granddaughter, Linde Chappelear Hill Beverly (Joseph) Lewis
and graduated from Deering High School. (William) and two great grand-children,
She moved to Southern Maryland in 1985 Josie and Wyatt Hill.
due to her husband’s Navy assignment. Michele Marie Wilkerson, 56 of Me-
chanicsville, MD passed away in Fairfax, Memorial donations may be made to:
She has been a St. Mary’s County resident Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis
since moving there in early 1986. VA on January 12, 2019. Michele was
born on May 16, 1962 to the late Benjamin Road, Waldorf, MD 20603.
Susan was a homemaker and is best Condolences to the family may be made
known for spreading joy and encourage- Franklin Wilkerson and Nina Jacquline
Williams Wilkerson in Washington, at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
ment to others, brightening people’s day Arrangement made by the Brinsfield
by her kind words and deeds. Family was D.C. Michele worked for the University
of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD.
Sue’s top priority, and she spent most of
her time planning and participating in en- Center as a Pre-Authorization Specialist. Beverly (Joseph) Lewis, 92, formerly of
Michele was exceptional at her job and Wilkes Barre PA, passed away Thursday,
joyable family activities with her husband,
often extended her hours to help patients.
Donald Wilson Dean Dec. 27, 2018, at Tiffany Court in Kings-
children and grandchildren. She always
unselfishly placed the interests of others She was a doting grandmother, a lover of ton. Her husband of 58 years, William
before herself. all animals, rescuing too many to count. Lewis, died January 2, 2019.
In addition to family activities, Sue She was loving, strong willed to say the Beverly was a daughter of the late An-
enjoyed traveling, and particularly liked least, and selfless when it came to car- thony and Mary (Hassey) Joseph. She
to visit lighthouses, of which she visited ing for her parents. Her quick wit and graduated from GAR High School, class
many up and down the East coast. She was straightforward personality never left you of 1944. During the 1950’s she worked
an expert in crafting; if it took a needle and wondering where you stood with her. She with her family at the Leonardtown Su-
thread or yarn, Sue could make it. Sue was was loved dearly by her family and will be permaket. She returned to Pennsyvania
an expert cook and baker, and was well profoundly missed by all that were blessed and married Bill Lewis in 1960. Until her
known for her stuffed ham, crab quiche, enough to truly know her. retirement, she worked for many years for
and Christmas cookies. She also enjoyed Michele is survived by her mother Nina the U.S. Postal Service, Pocono Pines.
genealogy and researching her family Wilkerson of Mechanicsville, MD; her She was preceded in death by her sis-
tree, making several research visits to the son, Benjamin R. Wilkerson (Ryanne) of ters: Elizabeth Decker, Margaret George,
National Archives and various historical Jacksonville, FL; her sister, Mary Agnes Cecilia Curry, Freda Assaf, and Leona
sites in Maine. She was a member of the Wilkerson of Douglasville, GA; brother, Dombroski; and brothers: Joseph, George
St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society, John S. Wilkerson (Kelly) of LaPlata, and John Joseph. In addition to her hus-
the Maryland Historical Society and the MD; and grandsons, Nathan B. Wilkerson band, she is survived by brother-in-law,
and Brayden C. Wilkerson. Donald W. Dean “Don”, 84, of Fairfax Norman Lewis and his wife, Rosemary;
Maine Genealogical Society. She also en-
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be Station VA and formerly of Hollywood sisters-in-law, Marge Lewis and Phyllis
joyed spending time with her family at the
made to Trinity Episcopal Church. MD died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan- Joseph; and many nieces and nephews.
beach in Ocean City, MD, and kayaking in
Condolences to the family may be made uary 2, 2019. He was born on April 29, There will be a viewing from 3 to 6
the local Southern Maryland waters.
at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. 1934 to the late Sterling Wilson Dean and p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at St. Maxi-
Susan is survived by her loving hus-
Arrangements made by the Brinsfield Grace Taylor Dean. milian Kolbe Parish, 5112 Pocono Crest
band, John G. Dumler of Mechanicsville,
Funeral Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. Donald is survived by his loving wife Road, Pocono Pines, and from 10:30 to 11
MD, whom she married on January 27,
of 62 years, Barbara “Babs” Duckworth a.m., time of the Mass, Thursday, Jan. 3,
1979; her daughter, Emily Marie Dumler
Robert Andrew “Bob” Dean whom he married on August 19, 2019, at the parish.
Gelzinis and son-in -law Jeffrey John Gel-
1956. He is survived by his siblings: James In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
zinis of Fredericksburg, VA; her son, John Chappelear (Patty Ann) Dean of California, MD, Alan may be made to: Hospice of the Sacred
Joseph Dumler and daughter-in-law Am-
Robert Andrew “Bob” Chappelear, 78, (Louise) Dean of California, MD, Rodney Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-
ber Young Dumler of King George, VA;
of Hughesville, MD passed away peace- (Laura) Dean of Southport, NC, and Bar- Barre, PA 18702 or St. Maximilian Kolbe
brother, William Furlong of Raymond,
fully at his home on January 8, 2019. He bara (Robert) Trible of Hollywood, MD. Parish, P.O. Box O, Pocono Pines, PA
ME and seven grandchildren; Ethan John,
was born on August 9, 1940 in Washing- Donald is also survived by several neph- 18350.
Ryan Langley and Kaylee Madison Dum-
ton, D.C. After graduating from high ews and nieces.
ler, and Jackson John, Elliot Grace, Quinn
24 Calendars The County Times Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

Youth Baseball Spring Registration


ONGOING Chancellor’s Run Park, Mechanicsville VFD, Leonardtown VFD
10:00 AM – Noon
Calvert Marine Museum Closed Register to play in St. Mary’s County Youth Baseball or T-Ball this Spring. Online
The Calvert Marine Museum and Museum Store, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., registration available. T-Ball: tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2372510.
Solomons, is closed January and February for renovations. We look forward to Baseball: smbrl.siplay.com
opening our doors again in March!
Elks Texas Hold’em Tournament
 St Mary’s County Elks Lodge, Fire Department Lane, Lexington Park
UPCOMING 6:00 PM
$80 Buy in = 12,000 chips. Food and drink for purchase. Cash games start when
there are enough interested players. Questions: James Dean 240-577-0828. Email:
“Dark Ages” Dinner jdeanjunior@yahoo.com
The Greater Southern Maryland Chapter (GSMC) of the Naval Academy Alum-
ni Association invites all Naval Academy Alumni and their guests to its Annual
“Dark Ages” Dinner on Friday, 1 February at the Paul Hall Center for Maritime
Training and Education, Piney Point. Make reservations and pay for dinner on-
Sunday, January 27
line at the GSMC website, www.navyalumni.org. RSVP to Rick Snyder e-mail,
Richard.L.Snyder@saic.com; or phone, 301-475-0124 or 240-298-2279. RSVP by Winter Breakfast & Quilt Raffle
COB on Wednesday, 30 January. St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 21370 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown
 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Raffle drawing:  1st  Place Quilt and 2ndPlace Afghan. Menu: Plain and Blue
Thursday, January 24 Berry Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, and Sausage Gravy w/ Biscuit,
Coffee, & Juice. Free will donation. Benefit Saint Francis Xavier Parish. Dale Re-
barchick, 240-538-3562.
Racial Equity Institute Workshop
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California Turkey Shoot
2:00 - 8:00 PM Moose Lodge, Mechanicsville
Lively participatory presentation. By examining characteristics of modern-day 1:00 – 4:30 PM
racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find Sign up at noon; first round goes off at 1:00. Shoot for money and prizes. Jimmy
helpful and relevant. Suite,240-417-5767.

Friday, January 25 Monday, January 28


Queen of Hearts Drawing Toastmasters Club Open House
Brass Rail Sports Bar, Great Mills Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd.
7:00 PM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Ticket sales, $1 each, begin at 4:00 PM.  Drawing at 7:00 PM.  50/50 raffle each Develop better speaking, listening, and leadership skills. Enjoy a special presentation
week.  Jackpot begins at $2,000+ and continues to grow each week until the Queen on the benefits of Toastmasters plus experience a full Talk of the Town Toastmasters
of Hearts is found.  meeting. Light refreshments. Free. Limited seating. RSVP: bit.ly/TOTTopenhouse
Benefit the Archangel Scholarship Foundation Corporation in support of St. Mi-
chael’s School, Ridge. Info/updates: Facebook page or: archangelfoundation.word- Book Bites
press.com Taphouse 1637, 23418 Three Notch Road, California
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Homespun Coffee House Open Mic Conversation about what you’ve been reading. Share what you loved (or loathed)
Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico  about the last book you read, gather recommendations, and enjoy the company of
7:30 PM fellow bibliophiles.
Acoustic musicians of all skill levels are welcome to the SMTMD open mic. Great Adults only. No registration.
music and friendship. Hone your performance skills, meet new friends, learn a few
new licks. $7. Performers free. Refreshments available.  Sign up to perform: John CABS
Garner at  Garvey Senior Center, Leonardtown
garner@wildblue.net or 301-904-4987. Visit 6:00 PM
www.smtmd.org  Companions and Buddies for Singles is an adult social group of friends. Meets ev-
ery Monday except Holidays. Dues $15/year; no dues first four visits. 240-794-8033.
Pitch Tournament CABSorg.WixSite.com/CABS
Leonardtown VFD, 22733 Lawrence Avenue
7:30 PM - 6:00 AM Elks Hold’em Bounty Tournament
Doors open 6:15, Early Birds start 6:45 and tournament start 7:30 PM. All tables St Mary’s County Elks Lodge, 45779 Fire Department Lane, Lexington Park
start at once! Early Birds $10 and $20 for Registration Fee. Cash bar and food avail- 7:00 – 11:00 PM
able. Info: e-mail jrussell@lvfd1.org. Sponsored by Auxiliary of the Leonardtown $25 Buy-in = 4,000 chips. $5 add-on =1,000 chips and raffle drawing. Food and
Volunteer Fire Department drink for purchase. James Dean 240-577-0828. Email: jdeanjunior@yahoo.com

Saturday, January 26 Thursday, January 31


Appraiser Fair Widow/Widower Group
St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Road
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 10:00 AM – Noon
Appraisers for furniture, glassware, pottery, artwork, dolls, music boxes and No matter the length of time since your loss,
coins will be available. Hand-carried items only. Space is limited. Items viewed on you are welcome to gain support and practical information or offer support and
a first come, first serve basis. Free admission, various costs for item appraisals. 301- practical advice to those who just beginning their grief journey.
769-2222. www.facebook.com/events/171808350367397/
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Calendars 25

St. Mary’s Department of Aging


Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 1658
Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050

Programs and Activities


Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 3101
Visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information
Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. O’Connor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services

zucchini & tomatoes, WW dinner roll, Call your BFF, then call Shellie at 301-
Diabetes Self-Management Clear Captions Presentation peaches and a special Valentine’s Day 475-4200, ext. 71655, to reserve your
Living with diabetes is a full time job. What is Clear Captions and how can I
dessert. A donation toward the cost of seats.
The Garvey Senior Activity Center will get it for free? Find out at this free and
your meal is appreciated if you are 60
be offering a Diabetes Self-Manage- informative presentation at the Garvey
ment class on Tuesdays from Jan. 22- Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, Jan.
years of age or older. For those under 60 Senior Tech: Understanding
the cost of your meal is $6.To make res-
Feb. 26 from 1:30-4 p.m. The Diabetes 29, at 10 a.m. And while you’re at it, en-
ervations call 301-475-4200, ext. 71050. the Keyboard
Self-Management classes gives attend- joy a free continental breakfast! Clear Do you want to do more with com-
ees tools needed to take control of their Captions is a free phone captioning ser- puters but can’t seem to navigate the
disease. Topics covered include nutri- vice that provides near real-time call Amazing Cane Classes keyboard? Don’t let QWERTY intimi-
tion, stress management, medication captions of phone conversations for any- Ready to try something new and dif- date you! Come to this free class at the
management and many more! Space in one hard-of-hearing or with any form of ferent at the Loffler Senior Activity Cen- Northern Senior Activity Center on
the class is limited. Register by calling hearing loss. This free captioning ser- ter? Then meet Bonnie Hollyer, lover of Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 10-11:30 a.m.
301-475-4200, ext. 71050. There is no vice is provided by ClearCaptions and dance, creative arts and people. She has a and learn the function and location of all
fee to attend; however, attendance at all paid through a fund administered by plan for combining all these to show you of the buttons and practice some basic
six sessions is highly recommended. the Federal Communications Commis- a good time! First, bring in a plain old typing. There will be a period at the end
sion (FCC) for anyone hard-of-hearing cane to transform into your own unique where the instructor can work with par-
creation. Then learn some dance moves
Living Well with Diabetes or with any form of hearing loss. There
using your newly styled stick. This fun-
ticipants individually to address specific
Health Connections with MedStar is no cost to qualified individuals whose questions. Space is limited. Personal
hearing loss inhibits their phone use. For filled, unique class combines creativity laptops welcome! To sign up for this free
St. Mary’s Hospital will lead Living
more information or to sign up, call 301- and fitness. Set to upbeat music that will class in advance, please visit the signup
Well with Diabetes at the Northern Se-
475-4200, ext. 71050. make your toes tap, it is suitable for any table or call 301-475-4200, ext. 73103.
nior Activity Center on Mondays, Jan.
age or ability and can be done seated or
28-March 18, from 1-3:30 p.m. This
standing. Cost- bring in a plain old cane-
7-week evidence-based program was Valentine’s Day Luncheon that’s IT! Three sessions: Tuesdays Feb. Canvas Art: Valentine’s
developed by Stanford University to with Bruce Thomas 5, 19 and 26 at 11 a.m. Sign up by calling Day Theme
teach self-management tools for manag- On Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 12 p.m. guest Looking for a personalized gift or a
301-475-4200, ext. 71658, or stop by the
ing your diabetes. Take charge of your vocalist Bruce Thomas will be here unique decoration for Valentine’s Day?
reception desk by Feb. 1.
health and carry out an action plan that at the Garvey Senior Activity Center. Come join us at the Garvey Senior Ac-
fits your life. This series is free, but Bruce is a diverse performer who can
does require your committed atten- effortlessly move through the musical
Lunch Bunch to Meet at tivity Center on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at
10 a.m. as we create a simple, but unique
dence. Please note that not all classes categories of inspirational, swing, jazz, Cracker Barrel piece of canvas art. We will supply all
are consecutive due to holiday closings. pop, and R&B. Please join us for his Would you like to have lunch with a the materials and the instruction. No ex-
To sign up for this series, please regis- energetic and interactive performance group of (age 50+) friends? On the last perience needed! Cost for the class is $5
ter with Health Connections by calling while dining. Make sure to put on your Tuesday of each month, Lunch Bunch for each piece and payment is due at the
301-475-6019. best red outfit for the event! The special meets at a different restaurant where in- time of sign up. Space is limited and fills
meal for the day will be orange juice, dividual checks are requested. January quickly. To learn more, call 301-475-
5-spice chicken, parslied new potatoes, Lunch Bunch will be meeting at Cracker 4200, ext. 71050.
Barrel on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 11:15 a.m.

role in planning exciting library programs. Snacks This Yoga Basics class is offered in a relaxed learning
and service hours provided. Walk-ins welcome. Ages environment. Open to all levels of interest and abil-
12-18 ity. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel. Registration
required.
Mindful Storytime
Leonardtown Library will hold Mindful Storytime Friends of the St. Mary’s County Library
on Friday, February 1 from 10 – 10:30 a.m Did you Annual Brunch
know that studies have shown that children practicing The Friends of the St. Mary’s County Library will
mindfulness may increase their ability to focus, pay hold their annual brunch at Olde Breton Inn (21890
Book Bites attention, self-regulate, and achieve greater happiness Society Hill Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650) on Satur-
St. Mary’s County Library will host Book Bites on at an early age? Join us for a storytime that incorpo- day, February 2 at 11 a.m. A breakfast buffet will be
Monday, January 28 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Grab a bite and rates yoga and mindfulness practices in fun ways. De- served and a talk from guest speaker, Rear Admiral
gab about books! Join us at our new winter location, signed for ages 2-5 with their caregivers. Registration Steve Eastburg: “The Mission of NAS Patuxent River:
Taphouse 1637 in California, for a relaxed conversa- required. This is a Choose Civility: Southern Mary- Reflections on the Past…and a Look to the Future.”
tion about what you’ve been reading. Share what you land event. Tickets are $25 per person for Friends members and
loved (or loathed) about the last book you read, gather $30 per person for non-members. Purchase tickets on-
new recommendations from the rest of the group, and
enjoy the company of fellow bibliophiles. Visit tap- Yoga at the Library line http://bit.ly/FOLBrunch or by check.
house1637.com for directions and to see menu options Lexington Park Library will hold Yoga at the Li-
available for purchase. Adults only. No registration. brary on Saturday, February 2 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Art on Your Own Terms
A Yoga Basics class that is appropriate for all levels Lexington Park Library will hold Art on Your Own
of experience. Participants connect with the inner-self Terms on Monday, February 4 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Teen Advisory and and the power of the body’s self-healing mechanism. Dark, winter months got you feeling down? Come
Planning Society (TAPS) Come and learn how to align the mind, body, and brighten your day with a little “art therapy,” and use
Leonardtown Library will hold Teen Advisory and breath as you move your joints through the appro- creativity as your outlet for stress! Experiment with
Planning Society (TAPS) on Tuesday, January 29 priate range of motion. A yoga practice develops the a variety of art supplies, and make a project to take
from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Have a say in what happens at your ability to stay calm during stressful situations as well home. Materials provided. Ages 18 and up. No regis-
library. Meet with other teens, and take a leadership as repatterning the body’s programmed responses. tration required.
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First came Fiesta Café, a cozy place to gather for great Mexican food.
Then came Tequila Grill & Cantina, a place to dine, listen to local music,
play trivia. Now owner Temo Amezcua welcomes you to his new &
different restaurant: Fiesta Pollo. Fast, convenient, Mexican Grilled
Chicken. Muchas gracias Southern Maryland for your patronage!

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