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The Republican Newspaper - Established 1877 - Garrett County, Maryland - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - www.therepublicannews.com
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A WINTER WONDERLAND
     A WINTER WONDERLAND  would be a perfect description of many areas of Garrett County on several occasions this winter, with this particular scene captured just last Thursday by Lisa Rook. As quickly as the snow arrived last week, it disappeared, as temperatures have been on a yo-yo pattern now for several weeks. After today's chilly temps, conditions for the next 10 days are predicted to be well above normal, as the winter of 2016-17 in Garrett County has been among the mildest on record. (So far, that is.)    Today is Feb. 16, 2017.
ESTABLISHES FOOD PANTRY
           ESTABLISHES FOOD PANTRY  
Bryson Glotfelty, a fourth-grade student at Broad Ford Elementary School, was inspired by the school's theme this year, to "Be the Change." His inspiration led him to create the Little Food Pantry, located at Bethel United Methodist Church in Mtn. Lake Park. By collecting aluminum and selling it at Ours Auto Salvage in Oakland, Bryson, who is 9, has been able to purchase non-perishable food items, school supplies, and other sundries. He stocked the shelves of his little pantry with those items, and now wants the public to know that people are welcome to come get food, or to drop off new items for others. He went before the church council to ask for permission to set up the pantry, and he will continue to maintain the shelves. "I hope that everyone in our community will feel free to take and leave items," he said. He will continue to collect aluminum to help fund his campaign. The pantry is located in a small covered area at the church, which is near the intersection of G Street and Baltimore Ave.

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JUST HANGING WITH HIS TEAMMATES
           JUST HANGING WITH HIS TEAMMATES  
Kamron Sanders, a member of the Southern High School bocce team, is not minding the attention of his teammates at all in this photo. Taken by Alex Flanigan earlier this month at a four-school bocce tournament involving Southern, Northern, Allegany, and Fort Hill high schools, the picture is evidence of the strong camaraderie among teammates. Shown from left are Hayley Diehl, Kamron, Linzy Britner, and Nicole Schroyer. Kamron is a full member of the team, as are several other students who are differently abled. Kim Sanders, Kamron's mother, said the sport has been wonderful for him, and for the family. "He has practice after school, just like the other kids, and he is really involved. That makes such a difference for him," she said. See more photos on today's sports pages. The team, which is coached by SHS teacher Andrea Sessa, will travel to the state championships in Hagerstown next Wednesday, Feb. 22. (See more of Flanigan's photos at www.facebook.com/Alex-Flanigan-Photography-1492743967681377.)

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Obituaries for Feb. 16
BECKMAN, Bobbie J., 75, Oakland.
BRENNEMAN, Harley D., 84, Grantsville.
CORWELL, Max L., 88, Clear Spring.
CURRY, Chester W., 87, Corinth, W.Va.
DEWITT, Andrew W., 79, Bowden, W.Va., formerly of McHenry.
EVANS, Betty D., 91. Oakland.
GREER, Nedra N., 85, Oakland, formerly of Salisbury, Pa.
HINTON, Thomas W. L. Jr., 70, Oakland.
RESH, Dorothy M., 92, Accident.
SHREVE, William L. Sr., 83, Oakland.
TEETS, Naomi G., 94, formerly of Oakland.
VANSICKLE, Frederick W., 76, McHenry.

Frederick W. VanSickle, 76, McHenry, died on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va, Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, McHenry (Accident), where a service was conducted on Monday, Feb. 13, with Pastor Jonathan Moon officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date in the VanSickle Family Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Garrett County Fair, Garrett County 4-H, or the Garrett College Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Andrew W. DeWitt, 79, Bowden, W.Va., and formerly of McHenry, died on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at his residence. Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, McHenry (Accident). A service was conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday, Feb. 14, with Pastor Raymond Martin officiating. Interment was in the Blooming Rose Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com. 
Naomi G. Teets, 94, formerly of Oakland, ,died on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Port Charlotte Rehab, Punta Gorda, Fla. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville, this Friday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. A service will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Donald Matthews officiating. Interment will be in the Blooming Rose Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Chester W. Curry, 87, Corinth, W.Va., passed away on Thursday Feb. 9, 2017, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas, W.Va. Family and friends were received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, W.Va., where a service was held on Monday, Feb.13, with Rev. Eric Beeman officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Aurora, W.Va. Condolences may be made to www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com.
Betty D. Evans, 91, Oakland and formerly of Cumberland, died on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home.  According to her wishes, Betty's body was cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Dennett Road Manor Activities Dept., 1113 Mary Dr., Oakland, MD 21550, or to a charity of one's choice. The C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.csfredlockfh.com. 
Thomas .W. L.Hinton Jr., 70, Oakland, died on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.  Friends and family were received at the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. 
Max L. Corwell, 88, Clear Spring, died at his home on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The family received friends at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring, In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ Building for the Future Fund, P.O. Box 157, Clear Spring, MD 21722. Funeral services were held today, Feb. 16, at  St. John’s U.C.C., Clear Spring, with Rev. Charles Mackley and Fr. Mark Michael officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery of Clear Spring. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com. 
Nedra N. Greer, 85,  Oakland, formerly of Salisbury, Pa,, died on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, today, Feb. 16, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.. A service will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Oakland, this Friday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dr. C. Scott Robinson officiating. Interment will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, Pa.. this Saturday, Feb. 18. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Garrett Regional Medical Center Foundation, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, or Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad. Condolences may be sent to her family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Harley D. Brenneman, 84,  Grantsville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland. Friends will be received at the Glade Mennonite Church, 5011 Accident-Bittinger Road, Accident, today, Feb. 16,  from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A service will be conducted in the church at 11:30 a.m. with his son, the Rev. Todd Brenneman, officiating. Interment will be in Glade Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Glade Mennonite Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
William L. Shreve Sr., 83, Oakland, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral service will be held at the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, this Friday, Feb. 17, at noon. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.csfredlockfh.com.
Dorothy M. Resh, 92, Accident, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at her residence. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home, McHenry (Accident), this Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at St. John’s Lutheran Church, LCMS, Cove, on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. James A. Oester officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD  21550, or St. John’s Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, 1065 Cove Rd., Accident, MD  21520. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Bobbie J. Beckman, 75, Oakland, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, today, Feb. 16,  from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel this Friday, Feb., 17, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Wally Weeks officiating. Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad. Condolences may be sent to her family at wwwnewmanfuneralhomes.com.


See full obituaries in the Feb. 16 issue.


 
Anti-Fracking Groups To Host Event At Frostburg City Place This Sunday
A Western Maryland kickoff for those wanting to be involved in the Maryland General Assembly debate to ban fracking will be held this Sunday, Feb. 19, at Frostburg’s City Place, beginning at 3 p.m. The all-ages-invited event, which is being hosted by Citizen Shale and the state-wide Don’t Frack Maryland Coalition, is free and open to the public. (Persons are asked to RSVP at http://ow.ly/a7uJ3092hm9)...
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Engage Mountain Maryland Backs Fracking Ban Bills
Engage Mountain Maryland (EMM), a nonprofit advocacy organization with the mission of raising awareness on a host of issues in Western Maryland, including preserving the stability of the environmental heritage, has issued a statement about Maryland General Assembly Senate Bill 740, prohibiting fracking in Maryland, and its companion House Bill 1325....
Full story appears in today's issue

 
Carr Is Forced To Resign From Education Board
Thomas Carr, vice president of the Garrett County Board of Education, was forced to resign from the board on Tuesday, Feb. 14, based on the fact that his recent move to a new residence put him outside District 2, in which he was elected to represent. 
See today's issue for details.
 
Public Hearings Slated For Local Lawmakers' Bills
The Maryland General Assembly has scheduled public hearings in Annapolis for several bills introduced by Del. Wendell Beitzel and Sen. George Edwards.....
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Robert Crosco Pleads Guilty To 1973 Murder Of His Wife, Kotchie Crosco
A former Oakland resident pleaded guilty in Allegany Circuit Court on Tuesday to the 1973 murder of his spouse, 19-year-old Kotchie Ruth Crosco....
See details in today's issue.

 
Winter Fest Celebration Postponed One Week; Prince & Princess Ball Still Feb. 17
The Winter Fest celebration originally scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Feb. 24–26. The Prince and Princess Ball, which is a new addition to the festival this year, will still be held tomorrow, Feb. 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland Community Center (armory, 14 North 8th St.)....
See today's issue for details.
 
 
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