Middle school students honored for King essays WEST COUNTY -- Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

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February 02, 1993|By VICKI WELLFORD

Two MacArthur Middle School students were honored for their winning essays in the 12th annual Martin Luther King Writing Contest.

Rayshauna Griffin won third place for her essay, "How Does the Martin Luther King Dream Relate to Me." And Nickie Parker was awarded second place for "How Can the Martin Luther King Dream be Realized." The two were honored at a breakfast on Jan. 18. They competed against more than 275 county middle school students.

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Odenton Elementary School will hold the second annual Faculty and Staff Spaghetti Dinner and Show on Friday in the school cafeteria. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children age 12 and under. Tickets are available from the school office and must be purchased in advance.

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Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church will hold an Oyster and Ham Dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 20, in the church hall on Route 175 in Odenton. Dinner will be served family style. Homemade desserts are 50 cents extra. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 7 to 12. Children 6 and under eat for free. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Carryout tickets cost 25 cents more. To purchase tickets, call 674-2272 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Edward Nowottnick, of Cup Scout Pack 769, was honored by the Rev. James Manning of Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church. Edward was given the "God and Family" medallion, one of Scouting's highest religious awards. He completed a 30-page workbook and spent 30 hours working on projects with community members.

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce WAACCC) has scheduled a meeting for community organizations to decide whether to participate in two of the chamber's proposed 1993 projects. The meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Western District Police Station. The projects are Community Day and the beautification of the Route 32 Extension to Route 175.

For several years, the chamber sponsored the "May Day Spectacular," featuring games, entertainment, food and craft displays. The chamber is proposing a similar event this year and is looking for help from community organizations.

WAACCC also is working with the State Highway Administration and Del. Marsha Perry, D-District 33, to develop plans to beautify the new Route 32 Extension. The chamber will need groups to "adopt" small sections of the highway to plant trees and bulbs.

Either seedlings or trees will be planted, and the proper planting techniques will be demonstrated.

Members also will discuss the beautification of sections of Route 175.

The chamber and the Greater Odenton Improvement Association have adopted the Route 175 stretch from the Odenton Shopping Center to the Route 32 overpass.

For more information, call Marcia Hall, 672-3422.

Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road in Gambrills, will conduct a Baseball Card Show from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Denny Neagle and John Stefero will sign autographs for $1 for flat items and $2 for a ball or bat. Neagle played for Arundel from 1984-1986, then the Minnesota Twins in 1991 and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992. Stefero is from Odenton and played for Johnny's Baseball Club in 1978 and the Baltimore Orioles from 1983-1986. Table rentals are $35 and $60. Admission is $2. For more information, call Arundel Athletic Director Bernie Walters, 674-6500, Ext. 252.

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Faith Community Church will hold a Sweetheart's Banquet at 6 p.m., Feb. 13, in the church hall. The church men will cook dinner and the Mixed Ensemble will provide the music. Tickets are $15 per couple. For ticket information, call Mike Wilt, 760-5273, Tom Gittins, 768-1316, Doug Hanson, 249-3015, Mike Haines, 672-1227 or Don Fosler, 923-2113.

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Master storyteller Len Cabral is back by popular demand at 1 p.m., Saturday, at the Provinces Branch Library, 2624 Annapolis Road, to celebrate Black History Month.

Cabral will entertain with his generations-old stories of Africa and the West Indies, and traditional American folk tales.

The program includes mime, poetry, humor and audience participation. Everyone -- from 6-year-olds to adults -- is welcome. Admission is free.

Donations of nonperishable canned goods for the Anne Arundel County Food Bank will be accepted.

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