Monthly Archives: May 2017

Adult Independence Program graduates celebrated

Adult Independence Program graduates celebrated

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) held its first official graduation ceremony of the 2017-18 school year on Friday, May 19 as school system staff and families celebrated eight graduates of the Adult Independence Program (AIP). Honored were Brandon Garner, Nathaniel Gilchrist, D’Armae Griffin, Thomas McKenzie, Michael Proctor, Devonte Smith, Mariah Viray and Dennis Weeden,...
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MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

Maryland’s Driver’s License (DL) and Identification Card (ID) has recently been named the recipient of a 2017 Élan Award for Card Manufacturing Excellence. The award honors innovative card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers, and suppliers who support a commitment to design quality, technical innovation, and the future of the global card industry. “Residents, businesses, and law...
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North Beach Man Driving While Suspended Arrested on Drug Charges

North Beach Man Driving While Suspended Arrested on Drug Charges

On May 10, 2017, at approximately 10:30am, Deputy K. Williamson, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office  conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Skinners Turn Road and Investment Court, in Owings, on a vehicle being driven by Rodney Ward Jr, 34, of North Beach. The Control Center advised that Ward, Jr. has a total...
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Owings Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dunkirk Walmart

Owings Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dunkirk Walmart

On Friday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Deputy N. Barger of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for a reported shoplifting that had just occurred. Upon arrival the store Asset Protection Manager stated that he witnessed a customer, Rachel Boutaugh, 27, of Owings, placing items into her purse...
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Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week runs May 22-28, 2017, the week leading up to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Secretaries of Maryland’s Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Environment and Natural Resources encourage all Marylanders to take note of swimming safety tips to ensure a safe and healthy swimming...
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Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

Foundation 4 Heroes had their first fundraiser Saturday called, “A Day 4 Heroes” and the community embraced their idea and showed some wonderful support. Heroes from far and wide gathered for the event honoring our community’s real heroes who make a difference in St. Mary’s County. The weather was perfect, the food was good,...
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North Point Student Receives Northrop Grumman Scholarship

North Point Student Receives Northrop Grumman Scholarship

North Point High School senior Connor Staudmyer is preparing to graduate and plan for the future. As a student in the engineering program at North Point, he recently completed his senior project: a helmet impact sensor for use in athletics. “The helmet sensor can trigger an alert when an athlete is injured on the...
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Dunkirk Man Arrested for Possession or Heroin in North Beach

Dunkirk Man Arrested for Possession or Heroin in North Beach

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Deputy B. Pounsberry of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office  was alerted that a vehicle traveling northbound on Bayside Road/1st Street, in North Beach, was driving recklessly and nearly caused an accident. He conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Nicholas Catucci, 47, of...
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Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Prescription Drugs After Traffic Stop

Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Prescription Drugs After Traffic Stop

On May 11, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Deputy G. Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop, in the area of MD Route 4 and Pardoe Road, in St. Leonard, on a vehicle traveling with a driver’s side headlight out. When speaking with the driver, Collette Jones, 47, of Lusby, he...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspicious Person

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspicious Person

On Monday, April 17, 2017, patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious incident in the Willow Woods subdivision of Lexington Park. The preliminary investigation revealed a juvenile in the neighborhood was approached by an adult female in a dark sedan, who was unknown to her. The juvenile became...
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Bowie Woman Charged with Trespassing at Lexington Park Library

Bowie Woman Charged with Trespassing at Lexington Park Library

On May 21, 2017, Kathleen K. Crank, 55, of Bowie, was arrested by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the Lexington Park Library. The investigation revealed, Crank registered for a class being held at the library as a teenager. When she arrived, she was denied entry into the class. Crank refused requests to...
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Jeanne Teresa Drula, 89

Jeanne Teresa Drula, 89

Jeanne T. Drula passed away on May 17, 2017 at the age of 89. She is survived by her children, Marcella Drula-Johnston, Patricia A. Davis, Paul A. Drula and Nancy M. Bond; her grandchildren, James Bond, Matthew I. Feinberg, Christine Bond, Michael A. Feinberg, Anthony Drula, Nicholas Drula and Rebecca Davis; and several nieces...
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Lewis Norman Bridgett, 90

Lewis Norman Bridgett, 90

Lewis Norman Bridgett, 90, of Bel Alton, MD passed away on May 20, 2017 at the University of MD Charles Regional Center in LaPlata, MD. Born on June 22, 1926, the oldest child to the late Thornton K. Bridgett and Olive H. Bridgett, he is also predeceased by his wife, Ruby Edna Bridgett; brothers,...
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Lusby Man Arrested at Buckets Sports Bar for Disorderly Conduct

Lusby Man Arrested at Buckets Sports Bar for Disorderly Conduct

On Friiday, May 19, 2017, at approximately, 12:30 a.m,. Deputy R. Shrawder of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a patron in the Buckets Sports Bar, in Lusby, become highly intoxicated after consuming numerous drinks throughout the night. Edwin Foote, Jr., 27, of Lusby, was loud, belligerent and became disrespectful towards the bartenders when...
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Frank Samuel Dye, Sr., 85

Frank Samuel Dye, Sr., 85

Frank Samuel Dye, Sr., 85, passed away May 21, 2017 at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD. He was born April 9, 1932 in Raven, VA to Robey G. and Marjorie Alice (Keene) Dye. He was raised in Raven and after high school worked as a coal miner for ten years. He married Norma...
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Richard Albert Jenkins, 80

Richard Albert Jenkins, 80

Richard Albert Jenkins, 80, of Callaway, MD passed away on May 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 27, 1937 in College Park, MD to the late William L. Jenkins and Eunice A. Houchens Jenkins. In 1955 Richard proudly joined the United States Army and served as...
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William Eugene “Gene” Schroth, 73

William Eugene “Gene” Schroth, 73

William Eugene “Gene” Schroth of Mechanicsville, Maryland, died on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Hospice House in Callaway. He was 73 years old. As affectionately known as “Stroker”, Mr. Schroth was born on January 13, 1944 in Washington, DC to the late Ruth E. and William Conrad Schroth. Mr. Schroth served...
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James Patrick “J. J.” Johnson, 75

James Patrick “J. J.” Johnson, 75

James Patrick “J. J.” Johnson, 75, of Great Mills, MD passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on September 29, 1941 in La Plata, MD to the late Joseph Patrick Johnson and Mary Luvern Queen. J.J. enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country in Viet...
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Robert Walderzak, 79

Robert Walderzak, 79

Robert Walderzak of Forestville, Maryland, died on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Bridgepoint Hospital in Washington, DC. He was 79 years old Born on July 8, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan, he was the son of the late Ida Mae George Walderzak and Waldemar William Walderzak. Mr. Walderzak served in the U. S. Air Force...
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Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Raymond, age 89

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Raymond, age 89

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Raymond, age 89, of La Plata, Maryland, died May 18, 2017 at Sagepoint Senior Living in La Plata, Maryland. Liz was born in La Plata, Maryland on August 4, 1927. She was the Valedictorian of her 1945 graduating class from Sacred Heart Catholic School. She was a lifelong member of Sacred...
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Elizabeth Dolgos Havrilla, 95

Elizabeth Dolgos Havrilla, 95

Elizabeth Dolgos Havrilla, 95 of La Plata, Maryland died May 17, 2017 in La Plata, Maryland. Born in East Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of John Dolgos and Barbara Molnar Dolgos. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Andy. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She...
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Nathalia Geraldine “Cella” “Sandy” Crosby, 95

Nathalia Geraldine “Cella” “Sandy” Crosby, 95

Nathalia Geraldine “Cella” “Sandy” Crosby, 95, of St. Inigoes, MD passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 28, 1921 in Allison Park, PA to the late Charles A. Sandman and Helen Catherine Russ. On November 7, 1941 Cella married her beloved husband, Paul...
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Marion B. Houser, 85

On Monday, May 15, 2017, of La Plata, MD, devoted wife of Samuel L. Houser for 52 years and beloved mother to Jimmy, Steve, John and Cathy. Loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Daughter of Edward and Lena Disney. Marion retired from Giant Food after being selected as the first woman to...
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Carl Dodges, 83

Carl Dodges, 83

Carl Dodges, 83, of California, Maryland, died on May 17, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Born on May 23, 1933 in Somerset, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Carl Dodges and the late Augusta Knobel Dodges. Carl proudly served in the U.S. Army and was an Engineer for the Department...
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Dennis Lee Beverage, 62

Dennis Lee Beverage, 62

Dennis Lee Beverage, 62, of Charlotte Hall died May 17, 2017 at the Hospice House of St Mary’s surrounded by his loving family. Born December 2, 1954 in Washington DC he was the son of the late Ellsworth (Jack) and Marjorie (Jean) Gates Beverage. He is survived by his siblings, Anita Marshall (Glenn) of...
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