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A-12 THE REPUBLICAN, OAKLAND, MARYLAND – THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

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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 to

www.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,

May 8.

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 at

amber2703@gmail.com

or any of the softball players.

Prom Tickets

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

will not

be

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

will

not

be sold at

the door.

Graduation Meeting

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

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

afternoon.

Run Scheduled

Continued from A-11

T-shirt.

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

squad hall.

Team Fares Well

Continued from Page A-1

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

objectives.

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

exemplary.”

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

garrettcountyschools.org/

frc1629.

Board To Hold

Continued from Page A-1

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

be reviewed.

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

discussions.

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

portion.

The complete agendas for

both the work and business

sessions can be accessed on

the Garrett County Public

Schools website, located at

www.garrettcountyschools.

org. Persons should then go

to the Board of Education

page and select the links to

Agendas. They can also be

accessed at

www.boarddocs.

com/mabe/garrett/Board.

nsf/Public.

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.

Take Show

Continued from Page A-8

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

reasons why.

“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

everybody.

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

Edwards.