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Take your turn. Take on spring.
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• 25 hp (18.6 kW)
• 48-in./54-in. mower deck
• 4-year/300-hour warranty
X320 or X324 Select Series
• 22 hp (16.4 kW)
• 48-inch or 54-inch mower deck
• 2Wor 4W steering
• 4-year/300-hour bumper-
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• 18.5 hp (13.8 kW)
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• 3-year/200-hour bumper-
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• 25.5 hp (19.0 kW)
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• 4-year/500-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty
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Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance
is not paid in full within 12 months or if your account is otherwise in default.
Take $100 off Z435, X320 and X324
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Offer ends August 4, 2015. Subject to approved credit on revolving plan, a service of John Deere Financial, f.s.b. For consumer use only. No down payment required. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date at 17.9% APR if the
purchasebalance isnotpaid in fullwithin12monthsor ifyouraccount isotherwise indefault.Other special ratesand termsmaybeavailable, including installment financingand financing forcommercialuse.Availableatparticipatingdealers.Pricesand
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HUSKIES EVEN RECORD WITH 10-RUN RULE WIN OVER FRANKFORT – The
Huskies were firing on all cylinders on Tuesday at the Cove, downing the Frankfort
Falcons, 10-0, in a game shortened to six innings because of the 10-run rule. Shown
above, Morgan Rush gets her uniform dirty on a steal of second base, with a head-first
slide to easily beat the throw from the Falcons' catcher. Rush finished 3 for 4 with a
pair of RBIs. Below, Morgan Marple pulls a ball to the left side of the infield for one of
her two singles on the day. She also drove in a pair of runs for the Huskies, who are
now 4-4 on the season. Northern will host Southern this afternoon, with the first pitch
slated for 4:45 p.m. To see these photos by Bob Carney and others from this event in
color, readers are invited to go online towww.deepcreekphotos.com.
COME INANDMEET THE FRIENDLY FELINES – Friendly Chloe, left, and her sibling
Skittles (not pictured) want prospective pet owners to come to the Garrett County Ani-
mal Shelter and meet them. "They would like to be adopted together," noted a Garrett
County Humane Society spokesperson. At right is Bobby, a young black cat who was
picked up as a stray along Liberty Street in Oakland. Also looking for a new home is
Pretty Boy (not pictured), a gray tuxedo feline who was given up by his owner. "He is
extremely friendly, loves to give head bumps, and will climb up your leg just to be held,"
the spokesperson said. "These and other pets, including some of the last few week's
dogs, are available for adoption," the spokesperson noted. "HART recently took some
cats and a few dogs to rescue." For more information, persons may call the animal
shelter at 301-334-3553. Located along Oakland Sang Run Road, the county-operated
facility is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photos courtesy of the
GC Humane Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization.
Senior Attendance Appeals
Any senior who has missed over eight days in any class
during second semester must have a letter of appeal turned
in to Debbie Friend in the Attendance Office by Friday,
JROTC Air Rifle Competition
Southern Garrett JROTC recently sponsored an air rifle
competition with JROTC programs from South Carolina
to New Hampshire. There were a total of 106 athletes who
participated in the event. Senior Casi Hughes and junior
Garrett Owens placed 14th and 24th (respectively) out of
54 cadets in the veteran class. Richard Granke, a freshman,
placed 18th out of 62 cadets in the veteran class
Softball Beef Raffle
The varsity and junior varsity softball teams are selling
raffle tickets for a chance to win half a beef. Tickets are
$1 each or six for $5. The beef was generously donated by
June and Charlie McClosky. Those interested in purchasing
tickets may contact Amber Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
or any of the softball players.
Prom tickets are on sale in Mrs. Pyle's room until Friday,
April 17, in the morning before first period, during RAMS
period, and immediately after school. Tickets
sold the week before the prom. Tickets are $5 for seniors,
$20 for juniors and underclassmen (who are invited by a
junior or senior), and $25 for out-of-school guests. Juniors
are permitted to bring any student from Southern High
School of any grade. Only seniors may bring an out-of-
school guest, provided they get approved in time. Out-
of-school guests must be age 20 or under. Each student is
only allowed to bring one date. A guest verification form
(located in the document holders in the main lobby) must
be completed and returned to the main office in order for
seniors to purchase a ticket for an out-of-school guest. No
out-of-school guest tickets will be sold until this form is
approved. Seniors are asked to wait to purchase their own
student ticket until each out-of-school guest is approved.
This may take several days, so students are advised to fill
out the form as soon as possible. No one will be admitted
to the prom without a ticket, and tickets
be sold at
Anyone who might have missed the mandatory gradua-
tion meeting during RAMS period today, Thursday, should
contact Shannon Bittinger or Maria Zumpano.
After-school tutoring will be offered in the media center
every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. A
math or English teacher will be available for tutoring each
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Registration will continue
at 8 a.m. the day of the race.
The 5-K run will begin at 9
a.m., and the 3-K walk will
start at 9:15 a.m., both from
the Friendsville station of the
Northern Rescue Squad.
The course for the run/
walk will be the scenic Ken-
dall Trail, which runs paral-
lel to the "scenic and wild"
Youghiogheny River just
south of Friendsville.
Refreshments will be
served after the race at the
Team Fares Well
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Award presented to the Gar-
rett County team was de-
scribed by a spokesperson as
“the most prestigious award
at FIRST, honoring the team
that best represents a model
for other teams to emulate
and best embodies the pur-
pose and goals of FIRST.”
GaCo will compete for the
same award at the champion-
ship level in St. Louis, Mo., to
be held from April 22 to 25.
The tournament’s Entre-
preneurship Award, which
was sponsored by Kleiner,
Perkins, Caufield, & Byers,
celebrates the entrepreneur-
ial spirit by recognizing a
team that has developed the
framework for a comprehen-
sive business plan to scope,
manage, and achieve team
Miller’s achievement was
to be selected as one of two
regional “dean’s list” final-
ists, which the spokesperson
said “celebrates outstanding
student leaders whose pas-
sion for and effectiveness
in attaining FIRST ideals is
Each team nominates up
to two students to compete
for one of two spots among
the 54 FRC regionals. She
will now compete among the
other regional finalists in St.
Louis to be one of 10 cham-
pionship dean’s list winners.
The award is named after
Dean Kamen, inventor and
the founder of FIRST.
For more information
about FIRST Robotics and
Team 1629, persons may visit
Board To Hold
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session agenda include the
quarterly finance update,
and further discussion from
the March meeting regarding
a company called Johnson
Controls, which offers prod-
ucts and services to optimize
energy and operational ef-
ficiencies of buildings.
School Library Week and
Week of the Young Child will
both be proclaimed by the
board, and student bookmark
winners will be recognized.
New business is to begin
at about 7:15, including CTE
updates, partnerships with
Garrett College, and informa-
tion about the SwanMeadow
School. Health curriculum
materials for the county’s
middle and high schools will
The business portion of
the meeting is to begin at
about 8 p.m., and will include
the regular monthly report
fromDr. Janet Wilson, super-
intendent of schools.
Some of the topics to be
voted upon during this part
of the session include an eth-
ics policy, and a home and
hospital teaching policy.
The fiscal year 2016 bud-
get will be acted upon as well.
Also to be voted on are the
school calendar for 2016, and
the remaining 2015 calendar.
Adjournment is planned
for 8:45 p.m., but all times are
estimated and may change
depending on the length of
Time is set aside during the
work session and the business
meeting for public comment.
Persons must sign up prior to
the time slots, which are at
7:40 p.m. for the work session
and 8:10 p.m. for the business
The complete agendas for
both the work and business
sessions can be accessed on
the Garrett County Public
Schools website, located atwww.garrettcountyschools.
org. Persons should then go
to the Board of Education
page and select the links to
Agendas. They can also be
Agendas are not consid-
ered final until the board
takes action to accept them
at the start of each meeting.
The public is invited to at-
tend the work session and the
business meeting. Part or all
of the meeting may be closed
pursuant to state law.
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if I thought it was going to
harm my farm.”
Earlier in the meeting,
Edwards said he has been
inundated with “Marcellus
shale talk” on all sides of the
issue and appreciates what
everyone has said. He said he
receives 10 emails a day from
people all over the county,
telling him what should or
should not be done and the
“All I can say from my
perspective is, every single
thing you guys are sending
me, I’m listening to” Edwards
said. “I’m looking into it. I’m
reading as much as I can. I’m
trying to educate myself.”
He indicated that the coun-
ty probably will have 30 more
months to look into the issue.
“I can just assure everyone
in the room that if you have
concerns, I will meet with
you,” Edwards said. “I will
talk with you.”
He added that he was try-
ing to do the best thing for
The commissioners’ next
public meeting is scheduled
for Tuesday, April 21, at 4
p.m. in their meeting room
at the courthouse in Oakland.
The May 4 meeting will be
held either in Kitzmiller or
Bloomington, according to