Neighbors' help sought to ease a costly tragedy

NEIGHBORS

March 17, 1994|By SALLY BUCKLER

When she swerved to avoid a deer on Oct. 10, 31-year-old Cheryl Primrose of Woodbine lost control of her car, which hit a bank and then a tree. She spent three months at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Now at home, Cheryl is dependent on her husband, Mickey, and her nurses to do the things this once independent, active mother of two Lisbon Elementary School students used to do. She is unable to move, except for her shoulders.

Members of our community, led by the Glenwood Lions Club, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, have come together once again to support a neighbor. The Primroses' tragedy is a costly one, in dollars and in spirit.

To contribute to the Cheryl Primrose fund, send a check to the Glenwood Lions Club, P.O. Box 42, Glenwood, MD 21738.

To help Cheryl and her family, contact Trudi Lawson at 442-2459 or Jill Whittington at 489-7664. You may offer any kind of help you can share, including meal preparation, helping with the children, visiting, providing staples for the cupboard or helping with housework.

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The crocus is the herald of spring. We've seen no crocuses yet, but we'll all applaud spring's punctual arrival.

Because spring is almost here or to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, try the 1994 Howard County Elementary Band Concert tonight. Twelve musicians from Lisbon, West Friendship, and Bushy Park elementary schools, all students of band director Michael Blackman, will play in the 48-member ensemble.

The band will play "Danny Boy," selections from "Aladdin" and three songs from the Renaissance era arranged in a suite by Mr. Blackman. Twenty-three Howard County schools are represented in the band. Directors Wayne Binder and Frank Owens promise good music from this select group. The 7:30 p.m. concert at Hammond High School is free. Call 880-5950.

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The Western Howard County Youth Basketball season finished last weekend with a flourish of play-off games for the hundreds of boys and girls in the league. In the boys 11-year-old division, Virginia and West Virginia contended for the league title, with Virginia, coached by Bill Bowles, outplaying a strong West Virginia team, coached by Brad Greene. Thanks to the volunteer coaches in Western Howard County who made this such a fun season.

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We think of the Howard County Fair as an August event, but the Howard County Fair Association works year-round to bring the fair together. 4-H members are working now on their projects. The Howard County Fair Association is conducting a contest to find an agriculturally oriented logo or emblem to represent the fair and its association.

The contest is open to county residents of all ages. The creator of the best entry, as judged by the fair association, will receive a $300 cash prize. To enter, draw your logo idea on a 8 1/2 - by 11-inch sheet of paper -- coloring is optional. Place your entry in an envelope with your name and return address and mail it to the Howard County Fair Association Inc., 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship 21794.

All entries must be received before May 1. Decision of the judges is final. All entries become the property of the Howard County Fair Association, Inc. and will not be returned.

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Bushy Park Elementary School students participated in the Maryland, You Are Beautiful literacy writing competition in February. Of the best entries handed in from each class, two were submitted to the Howard County competition. First-grader Terri Ann Coover's essay represents grades kindergarten through two, and third-grader Matthew Sauers' work represents grades three through five.

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Don't forget the Italian dinner sponsored by the Catholic Youth Ministry at St. Louis Church in Clarksville from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Chef Joe Firetti promises great spaghetti, meatballs and lasagna, served with beverages, garlic bread, and homemade desserts. Such savory dinners are only $6 per adult and $4 per child for spaghetti or $7.50 for lasagna.

Adults may purchase wine to enjoy with dinner. Call 531-6668.

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St. James United Methodist Church sponsors a friendly third Monday Club. Each third Monday of the month, neighbors gather at noon to dine and visit.

If you'd like to join them, bring a sandwich (beverages and desserts are provided), and meet in the social hall at the church near the corner of routes 99 and 32 in Sykesville Monday. This month they'll make Easter bonnets. Each month folks bring games, books, and magazines to share.

Information: 489-4235.

Organizers are preparing for the St. James UMC spring craft fair, flea market and plant sale. From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 30, church members will tempt you with crafts, treasures, baked goods, hanging baskets, and bedding plants. Those who would like to reserve a $10 space to sell their crafts or treasures should call Bonnie Besseck at 489-5431.

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