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Jack Warren Winters, 70

Jack Warren Winters, 70

Jack Warren Winters, 70, of Prince Frederick, MD, formerly of Bel Air, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 1, 1946, in Galion, OH, to Ethel (Jakab) and Ray Lawrence Winters. Jack was a veteran having served his...
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Steve D. Stephanadis, 87

Steve D. Stephanadis, 87

Steve D. Stephanadis, age 87, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2017 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, having been a resident of Charles Country, Maryland for the past 48 years. Steve was born in 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, eldest of three children of two Greek immigrants from the beautiful island...
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MaryEllen Simms

MaryEllen Simms

MaryEllen’s Journey She started her life as MaryEllen Lee. Jack calls her Merellen. Ann, Mary, Perry, Robert, Artie, Cely, Nancy, Danny call her Mom. I call her Grandma and, all our babies call her GG. We all called her on Mother’s Day. MaryEllen is survived by….no wait, all of us are INSPIRED by MaryEllen....
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Nana Dr. Kofi Abayie Kokroko (AKA Charlay Van Esquire Hart)

Nana Dr. Kofi Abayie Kokroko (AKA Charlay Van Esquire Hart)

Nana Dr. Kofi Abayie Kokroko (AKA Charlay Van Esquire Hart) passed away peacefully on March 7, 2017. He was born in England, Arkansas and had lived in La Plata, Maryland since 2010. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, who was known for his intellect, love of history, passion for human...
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Robert Allen “Bob” Jewett, 68

Robert Allen “Bob” Jewett, 68

Robert Allen “Bob” Jewett, age 68 of Waldorf, Maryland died March 7, 2017 suddenly at his residence. Bob was an Area Superintendent with the dry wall division of Pillar Construction, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to his employment with them, he worked with Copley Construction and he founded his own company of R &...
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Rev. Stephen Paul Merki, 59

Rev. Stephen Paul Merki, 59

Rev. Stephen Paul Merki, age 59, of Quailwood Parkway, La Plata, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017, at home following a 7-year battle with ALS “Lou Gehrig’s disease”. Steve Merki was an extraordinary example of faith, service and love to all who knew him. He was born on September 13, 1957 in Bethlehem,...
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Aaron McKinley “Tex” Madewell, 85

Aaron McKinley “Tex” Madewell, 85

Aaron McKinley “Tex” Madewell, 85, of Leonardtown, MD (formerly of Fort Worth, TX) passed away March 9, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 24, 1931 in Paoli, OK to the late Delbert and Winnie Combs Madewell. Aaron moved to Fort Worth, TX when he was four years...
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Janis Ann Combs Tennyson, 90

Janis Ann Combs Tennyson, 90

Janis Ann Combs Tennyson, 90, of Great Mills, MD passed away March 8, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. She was born September 26, 1926 in Great Mills, MD to the late Lawrence Benjamin and Mary Catherine Abell Combs. On July 29, 1946, she married James Rodman Tennyson. Together they celebrated...
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Herbert Earl Bailey, 82

Herbert Earl Bailey, 82

Herbert Earl Bailey, 82, of Lexington Park, MD passed away March 6, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born July 4, 1934 in Angola, West Africa to the late Albert William and Metha Peterson Dickinson Bailey. In 1952, Herbert graduated high school from Faith Bible Academy. Then he attended LeTourneau Technical Institute...
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Walter Francis “Pop” Duke, 70

Walter Francis “Pop” Duke, 70

Walter Francis “Pop” Duke, 70, of Leonardtown, MD passed away suddenly on Monday, March 6, 2017 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC. He was born on August 13, 1946 in Leonardtown, Md. to the late Benedict Drury Duke Sr. and the late Virginia Blackistone Duke. Pop was a lifetime resident of Leonardtown,...
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Brenda Faye Bennett, 62

Brenda Faye Bennett, 62

Brenda Faye Bennett, 62, of Hollywood, MD passed away March 6, 2017 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. She was born May 20, 1954 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Jack Hardin and Mary Alice Cryer Brynteson. Brenda was loved, respected, and admired by so many people. She was a lady...
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James Alvin “Sonny” Bowles, Jr., 82

James Alvin “Sonny” Bowles, Jr., 82

James Alvin “Sonny” Bowles, Jr., 82, of Charlotte Hall, Maryland passed away on March 6, 2017 in Charlotte Hall. Born on August 23, 1934, he was the son of the late James Alvin Bowles, Sr. and the late Catherine MacFarland Bowles. Sonny was spontaneous: he loved golfing, singing, a good steak and baked potato...
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Beverly Stearns, 83

Beverly Stearns, 83

On March 6, 2017 Beverly Stearns, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home after a year-long battle with cancer. Beverly was born in 1933 in Portland, Oregon to Evelyn and Fred Kalmbach. Beverly Stearns was a special events volunteer at the White House for over 30 years, specializing in floral design. Whether...
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Deborah Maureen “Debbie” McHugh, 62

Deborah Maureen “Debbie” McHugh, 62

Deborah Maureen “Debbie” McHugh, 62, of Valley Lee, MD passed away March 5, 2017 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born October 30, 1954 in Springville, NY to the late Carl Michael Szucs and Elaine Ruth Keller. Debbie graduated in 1972 from Holland Central...
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Thomas Hillary Dean, Jr. “Tommy”, 53

Thomas Hillary Dean, Jr. “Tommy”, 53

Thomas Hillary Dean, Jr. “Tommy”, 53, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on March 5, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on August 19, 1963 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Frances Cecilia Wible Dean and Thomas Hillary Dean, Sr. Tommy is survived by his friend/companion Helen Barnett of Leonardtown, MD. He...
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UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Indian Head

UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Indian Head

UPDATE 3/12/2017: The operator of a vehicle who was killed in a single vehicle collision in Charles County Saturday morning has been identified as 26-year old Derrick McCall from Washington D.C. On Saturday, March 11, 2017 at approximately 7:22 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision...
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James Edward “Butch” Bush, 78

James Edward “Butch” Bush, 78

James Edward “Butch” Bush, 78 of Leonardtown, MD, entered into eternal life on March 5, 2017. Butch, as he was affectionately known, was born in Budds Creek, MD to the late Arthur and Julia Bush on March 4, 1939. Butch attended Budds Creek Elementary and later went on to graduate from Banneker High School....
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La Plata Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Welcome

La Plata Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Welcome

On Friday, March 10, 2017, at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8200 block of Blossom Point Road in Welcome for the report of a single vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Mazda pick-up truck was traveling north when he left the roadway...
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Graduates of Criminal Justice Academy Honored at Lunch

Graduates of Criminal Justice Academy Honored at Lunch

Just days before making the biggest job transition of their lives, the graduates of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy took a break for lunch. This session at the academy, Session 43, has 13 students who will work for local police department and fire agencies. On Wednesday, March 1, just two days before their...
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SMECO Sponsors 28th Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

SMECO Sponsors 28th Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) sponsored the 28th annual Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl on March 4. The competition underscores the importance and value of computer skills for students who plan to become proficient in technical and industrial fields. With information technology firmly embedded in daily life, electric utilities like SMECO depend heavily...
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Sandra Lee Anderson “Sandy”, 74

Sandra Lee Anderson “Sandy”, 74

Sandy Anderson of St. Leonard, MD passed away on March 4, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Charlie; daughters Ashley Kangas of Seattle, WA and Kate Anderson of Charlotte, NC; and grandsons Anderson and Hunter Kangas.  Born November 6, 1942, Sandy dedicated her life to learning and education having spent her career at...
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“Otterly” Outrageous Fun at OtterMania

“Otterly” Outrageous Fun at OtterMania

Celebrate everyone’s favorite museum mammal during OtterMania at the Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, March 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy “otterly” outrageous activities, face painting and meet the otters: Chumley, Chessie Grace and the newest addition, Calvert. Museum admission applies; FREE for CMM members. $2 donation requested for face painting. Perfect...
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CSM Student Spotlight: Retiree ‘Has a Story to Tell’

CSM Student Spotlight: Retiree ‘Has a Story to Tell’

He is a non-traditional student. At 65, Benjamin Brown of Randle Cliff in Calvert County is more than a generation older than the average 25-year-old College of Southern Maryland (CSM) undergraduate. And while some of his fellow students have just recently finished high school and may still be living with their parents, Brown arrived...
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Glen Burnie Man Wins $50,000 After Buying the Wrong Scratch-off

Glen Burnie Man Wins $50,000 After Buying the Wrong Scratch-off

The wrong scratch-off brought the right outcome for Orval Barber Junior of Glen Burnie, who discovered a $50,000 winning 50x The Cash instant ticket at Valley Exxon in Lutherville. Good luck came his way when the 57-year-old decided to play a few games of Keno and unwind after work. He stopped at the business...
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Scott Dikkers, creator of The Onion, Presents “The Real Story of Fake News” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Scott Dikkers, creator of The Onion, Presents “The Real Story of Fake News” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcomes The Onion creator Scott Dikkers on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. Dikkers will discuss “The Real Story of Fake News” in what promises to be a hilarious and insightful lecture presented by the Mark...
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