Monthly Archives: November 2012

Silent Angel Memorial – Eleventh Annual Tree Lighting

Silent Angel Memorial – Eleventh Annual Tree Lighting

The Eleventh Annual Silent Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department in Lexington Park on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The Silent Angel Memorial, established in 2002 is a non-profit organization serving the community of Saint Mary’s County. The Silent Angel organization is a partnership...
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Letter to the Editor: Help for an Amazing 5 Year Old

Letter to the Editor: Help for an Amazing 5 Year Old

I want to come to you about a story I would really like to have covered on SMNewsnet. Adam Lumpkins is an amazing, local, 5 year old who has been fighting Pre-B Cell Acute Lympoblastic Leukemia since he was 21 months. His mom is a Paramedic in Charles County, currently stationed in Hughesville, and...
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‘Justice in the Aftermath of the Holocaust’

‘Justice in the Aftermath of the Holocaust’

Katharina von Kellenbach, a professor of Religious Studies and former Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, posed the question, “How do families and societies move beyond an event of mass violence, such as the Holocaust?” during her presentation at the College of Southern Maryland, Oct. 25....
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Vehicle Fire Under Investigation

Vehicle Fire Under Investigation

On November 28, at approximately 1:26pm, occupants at 945 Chart Court in Lusby, noticed smoke coming from the passenger compartment of a 2006 Ford Mustang. St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department responded. Witnesses attempted to extinguish the fire but the vehicle was destroyed. The nearby house sustained minor damage from the heat. The estimated loss...
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Good Things Really Do Happen

Good Things Really Do Happen

Good things really do happen – and to prove that point, here is definite proof: Bob Shipley, a heating and air-conditioning contractor from Atlanta Georgia, a good friend of the Leonardtown Lions Club President, ‘King Lion’ George Kirby, visited Lions Camp Merrick this past summer. He went along on a follow-up visit with the...
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Wednesday’s Pet Minnie, was Adopted

Wednesday’s Pet Minnie, was Adopted

Wednesdays Pet for 11/28/12 is Minnie Featured Pet: Minnie Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Tibetan Terrier/Cavalier King Charles Sex: Female Size: 10 lbs Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Are you shopping for a dog at a pet store this holiday season? Here is your very own designer breed,...
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Thomas M. Swann, Jr. 49

Thomas M. Swann, Jr. 49

Thomas M. Swann, Jr. 49 of Cobb Island died on Nov. 25 in Washington, DC. He was born on July 27, 1963 to Thomas M. Swann, Sr. and Evelyn Swann in La Plata. He is also survived by his wife Melinda Swann, daughters Ashley, Catherine, and Kimberly Swann, sister Linda Swann, grandchildren Madison Swann...
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MDA Kicks Off Christmas Tree Promotion with Lighting

MDA Kicks Off Christmas Tree Promotion with Lighting

Encourages Marylanders to Buy Local, Fresh, Natural Christmas Trees this Holiday Season Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance and Deputy Secretary Mary Ellen Setting, joined by Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) staff, will kick off the State’s Christmas tree promotion with an official tree lighting ceremony at MDA headquarters in Annapolis on Thursday, Nov. 29,...
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North Beach’s “Jollyfest on 7th”

North Beach’s “Jollyfest on 7th”

Just in time for the holidays, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 is North Beach’s “Jollyfest on 7th”.  This enchanting day begins with the Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade starting at noon. The parade route ends at the entrance of a wonderland filled with amazing artists and holiday festivities. 30+ local artists and vendors will be...
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Fly With the Renowned MSP Aviation Command

Fly With the Renowned MSP Aviation Command

EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE FOR TEENS WITH EMT TRAINING – The Maryland State Police is expanding career opportunities for young people interested in emergency medicine who are up to the challenge of helping to save lives in the air. The Maryland State Police is now hiring for the position of “aviation cadet.” This position...
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Two Arrested for Theft of Over 12,500 Pills From Mechanicsville Pharmacy

Two Arrested for Theft of Over 12,500 Pills From Mechanicsville Pharmacy

On August 14, 2012 a burglary was reported at the New Market Pharmacy in Mechanicsville, Maryland. It was discovered that unknown culprit(s) had entered the establishment after hours and stole nearly 1,656 “Hydrocodone” pills carrying a street value of about $12,000. On November 19th, 2012 another burglary was reported to the same establishment; however...
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Joyce P. Ireland, 91

Joyce P. Ireland, 91

Joyce P. Ireland, 91, of Lusby passed away on Nov. 25 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown. She was born on Oct. 30, 1921 in Ft. Worth, Texas to the late Homer Pullen and Florence Parlier Pullen. Joyce had a career as an outstanding Administrative Assistant for Patuxent River Naval Air Station and was well...
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Rose Marie Burroughs, 76

Rose Marie Burroughs, 76

Rose Marie Burroughs, 76, of St. Mary’s City, died Nov. 24 at Hospice House in Callaway. Rose was born Nov. 9, 1936, in St. Mary’s City to the late Charles Dolie Wood and Marie Dement Wood. Rose is a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s City. She graduated from St. Michael’s Catholic School in Ridge....
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John Bevins Morris, Sr., 96

John Bevins Morris, Sr., 96

John Bevins Morris, Sr., 96, of St. Inigoes passed away peacefully on Nov. 26 surrounded by his family at Jutland Farm, St. Inigoes in the house where he was born. Bevins was born March 4, 1916 to the late Bevins Morris and Linda Abell Morris. When Bevins was five years old, his mother passed...
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DEA Scam Alert – Extortion Scheme

DEA Scam Alert – Extortion Scheme

The Drug Enforcement Administration continues to warn the public about criminals posing as DEA special agents or other law enforcement personnel. This criminal activity continues to occur, despite significant public attention to the illicit scheme. DEA offices nationwide regularly receive telephone calls from concerned citizens who are the victims of this extortion effort. The...
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Solomons Gallery Offers Printing, Fine Art

Solomons Gallery Offers Printing, Fine Art

Terry Quinn took a chance when he decided to open Solomons Gallery, but so far he has been glad he did it. The Solomons Island store centers on Quinn’s printing business, through which he prints the work of other artists. He also produces and sells his own work wholesale, shipping it to retail outlets...
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Man Convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter Released to Home Detention for Knee Injury

Man Convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter Released to Home Detention for Knee Injury

After receiving a letter to the editor from Gary Scales, Southern Maryland News Net looked into the matter and researched the case. UPDATE: After speaking to Jaymi Sterling from the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office we learned that Jennings was early paroled on October 19, 2012 after serving less than  2 months 3 months. Neither the  victims nor the St....
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Letter to the Editor: Who will stand up for the victims and our rights?

Letter to the Editor: Who will stand up for the victims and our rights?

My name is Gary Scales and I hope you can help me! On October 22, 2010, a speeding motorist who was driving out of control killed my son, Richard Jackson. The driver, Jarron Jennings, who killed Richard was tried by a jury during a three day jury trial in St. Mary’s County from April...
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NAVAIR’S Keith Sanders – A Striking Career

NAVAIR’S  Keith Sanders – A Striking Career

When neuropsychologist Roger Wolcott Sperry conducted his split-brain studies, he probably wasn’t considering “whole-brained” thinker Keith Sanders. The assistant commander for Acquisition, Sanders integrates left-brained analysis and right-brained thoughtfulness to manage 99 Acquisition Category II to IV programs – a portfolio of roughly $2 billion – for the Naval Air Systems Command. It’s a...
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State Police Enforcement Efforts Over Thanksgiving

State Police Enforcement Efforts Over Thanksgiving

Troopers throughout the state made their presence known this Thanksgiving weekend with initiatives and additional patrols which yielded significant results. The Maryland State Police conducted traffic and criminal enforcement initiatives throughout the state during the busiest travel time of the year. During the Thanksgiving weekend, all 22 state police barracks made their presence known...
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Clara Evelyn Thomas, 83

Clara Evelyn Thomas, 83

Clara Evelyn Thomas, 83 of Lexington Park departed this life after a lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday, Nov. 22 at her family home in St. Mary’s County. Clara was born on Sept. 15, 1929 in Pearson to the late Joseph Ignatius and Mary Ira (Smith) Thomas. Clara was the youngest of eight children....
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Joseph Francis Cierkes, 92

Joseph Francis Cierkes, 92, of Charlotte Hall, formerly of Baltimore, died peacefully Nov. 22 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Born August 18, 1920 in Baltimore, he was the son of Julian and Rosalie Cierkes. Joe served in the Army during World War II leaving with a rank of Technician 5th grade. Joe was...
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DNR, DHS & USCG to Name Boat After Robert P. Gaudette

DNR, DHS & USCG to Name Boat After  Robert P. Gaudette

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Coast Guard (USCG), is dedicating Maryland’s new Buoy and Debris Response Vessel the Robert P. Gaudette. DNR Secretary John R. Griffin, Kevin Keiffer, Captain, Sector Baltimore, USCG Randy Barr, Program Analyst, USCG Alexander Berberian, Grant Coordinator, Homeland Security / FEMA Blake...
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Glenn Dale Sanders, Sr., 76

Glenn Dale Sanders, Sr., 76

Glenn Dale Sanders, Sr., 76, of Leonardtown passed away surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 16 in Washington, DC.  Born Oct. 16, 1936 in Lebanon, PA, he was the son of the late Wallace E. and Glenda Mae Sanders of St. Pete, FL. Glenn is survived by his loving wife Janet M. Sanders...
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Marilyn Mae Penyak, 86

Marilyn Mae Penyak, 86

Marilyn Mae Penyak, 86, of Leonardtown, died Nov. 3 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Marilyn was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Pittston, PA, to the late Salvatore C. Andaloro and Josephine O’Boyle. She graduated high school in Pittson, PA and received an Associate Degree in Business Studies from the Lackawanna Business School,...
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