James "Jimmie" Salyers, a longtime resident of the Odenton and Gambrills area, has been honored for turning 80 and for his 34 years of exceptional contributions to the federal government.
The offices of County Executive Robert R. Neall and Gov. William Donald Schaefer presented Salyers with a citation for his service. Congressman Tom McMillen, D-4th, sent him a letter of appreciation.
Salyers is the second member of the Fort George G. Meade Reunion Club to become an octogenarian. Warren E. Stearns of Jessup was honored last year.
Salyers spent nearly all of his career as a federal employee at Fort Meade; he served as chief civilian personnel officerfor 20 years.
He also is a past president and a 30-year member ofthe Kiwanis Club of Odenton, past president of the Millersville Elementary School PTA, past president of the Windy Knoll Horsemen and is a longtime member of Julio's Junction Restaurant's "Breakfast Club."
Retired, active and former civilian and military Fort Meade personnel who are interested in joining the FGGM Reunion Club may send their name, address and
telephone number to FGGM Reunion Club, P.O. Box 721, Hanover 21076-0721.
The Odenton Volunteer Fire Department will have an open house 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Fire trucks and all equipment will be open for viewing. Santa Claus has promised to make aguest appearance.
The fire station is on Route 175.
For more information, call the station at 674-4444.
The Gambrills Odenton Recreational Council will play host to a '50s and '60s dance, featuring the "Hubcaps" 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at the Odenton Fire Hall.
Tickets are $20 per person and includes beer, setups and munchies. No tickets will be sold at the door.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 674-5916 after 3 p.m.
The Odenton Presbyterian Church has announced the birth of a new congregation. Members will be meeting 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Odenton Elementary School, 1290 Odenton Road.
Child care during the services will be provided.
The Arundel Senior High School Citizens Advisory Committee isan organization, associated with the county Board of Education, thathelps identify problems in areas such as instruction, curriculum andfacilities and attempts to find solutions.
The Arundel CAC is composed of student representatives from all four grades, parents, teachers and the Principal Kenneth Catlin. Parents who would like to become involved in improving the environment at Arundel are invited to join.
Meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m., on Jan. 13, March 2 and May 4in the media center.
If you have any questions, call Don Everitt at 721-3941.
The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, is sponsoring a free seminar on living trusts, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Ray Van Sweringen, a local attorney and member of Maryland State Bar Association "60 Plus" legal programs, will discuss the advantage of establishing an estate plan using the living trust as a way tosave money and establish peace of mind.
During the seminar, he will talk about how the living trust avoids probate and guardianship, speeds up distribution of funds, reduces or eliminates taxes and provides for participants during periods of disability.
Seminar materials are free, but registration required.
For more information, call222-6227 or 621-9515.
The Kiwanis Club of Odenton is sponsoring a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $1 and the drawing will be conducted on Dec. 16.
All proceeds from this raffle go to help community programs. The Kiwanis Club supports a number of youth activities in thisarea, including the anti-drug seminars at local elementary schools, "Know To Say No To Drugs."
For more information or to purchase tickets, call club President Vicente Ortiz at 674-4298.