Library of Congress selects Bates as state book coordinator


November 19, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

EAST COLUMBIA library's Pat Bates, adult program coordinator, has been selected by the Library of Congress to be coordinator of the Maryland Center for the Book with the goal of bringing the world of ideas fostered by books into the minds of Marylanders.

The state's literary heritage and Maryland authors and publishers will be recognized through statewide programs at libraries and other locations. The Maryland Center for the Book's advisory panel will include authors, librarians, scholars, booksellers, publishers and corporate sponsors.

John Cole, Center for the Book director, said: "We are delighted that the Howard County Library has taken the initiative, and we will be pleased to work with Pat Bates, who is one of the most experienced humanities programmers in the country."

Heroic soldiers

Houston Douglas Wedlock will tell the Phelps Luck Elementary PTA about Buffalo Soldiers at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at the school.

Wedlock, who lives in east Columbia, is a direct descendant of one of the Buffalo Soldiers who fought in the Spanish-American and American Indian wars.

The Buffalo Soldiers were authorized by an act of Congress as a six-regiment unit -- two cavalry and four infantry.

Four regiments were formed -- two cavalry and two infantry.

The 9th and 10th Regiment probably were the best known.

The black soldiers were commanded by white officers. But it was the black soldiers who impressed the American Indians, who called them "Buffalo Soldiers." Wedlock's program will include a movie of the dedication of the District of Columbia's Buffalo Soldiers monument, narrated by Gen. Colin L. Powell, the retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as photographs and history of the regiments.

Information: 313-6886.

Interfaith Thanksgiving

The public is invited to a 7: 30 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve Service at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, Robert Oliver Place, Oakland Mills Village Shopping Center.

Donations of nonperishable foods will be accepted.

Information: 964-1438.

Holiday fairs

The Thunder Hill Elementary School PTA is sponsoring a Holiday Fair from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the school, 9357 Mellonbrook Road.

Jeffers Hill Elementary's Holiday Mart is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m tomorrow at the school, 6000 Tamar Drive.

The Howard County Craftsmen is sponsoring a craft show from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Oakland Mills Shopping Center, and the Columbia Cooperative Ministry Craft Fair of Oakland Mills and Wilde Lake congregations will be at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Wilde Lake Village, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Raven visits school

Last Tuesday, Baltimore Raven Brian Kincher and his family visited Stevens Forest Elementary School.

Fifth-grader Michael Beare deserves credit for the day. His name was drawn in J.C. Penney's national Take a Player to School program, which encourages children to stay in school by introducing them to athletes who have reached their goals. Kincher presented third-grader Chazz Smith with the Stevens Forest Most Improved Student award -- which is based on peer relationships and citizenship skills.

Stevens Forest superstars

Teamwork, cooperation and participation were the key achievements of the Stevens Forest students who were named Superstars as Part of the Team theme last month.

Sassafras team named Jamie Buonato, Billy Rademacher, Paige Walter, Brittney Posternock, Jenna Berge, Monica Downs, Stephen Rogers, Blair Walker, Kelli Parris, Moni Gbadebo, Janele Crawley and Ryan Gleason.

Dogwood members were Julian Johnson, Brooke Finneran, Alex Price, AJ Johnson, Devin Kitchelt, Daniel Berman, Kemi Gbadebo, Danny Ballard, Nicole Nolan, Emily Kay, Jonathan Calogero, Crystal Starace, Chris Elliott, Christopher Moore, Stephen Allen and David Ostrander.

Oak stars were Donte Covington, Shannon Manis, Brett Elliott, Porcha Salter, Keith Trahan, Jessica Bhuller, Aron Archer, Chance Grego, Lauren Kaufmann, DeJaun Antone, Erik Wells and Lauren Stryker.

Tulip honorees were Matthew Calogero, Erica Stryker, Jim Grandfield, Nerissa Fisher, Kristy Black, Jennifer Tippetts, Chritian Bowser, Cody Schafer, Kirsten Carswell, Mark Shiffer, Jared Yarn and Jonathan Moore.

Cherry team's first-graders who did well are Catherine Daniels, Jordan Barrow, Christopher Arbelaez, Chelsea Fwwzel, Jessica Judd, Sebastian Martinez-Greiwe, Stephanie Speierman, Travis Mann, Caitlyn Brown, Alberto Espinoza, Melissa Jameson and Vicky McGrath.

Bikes for tykes

Columbian Tom McCarthy has sent out his annual appeal for used bicycles and tricycles.

McCarthy repairs and restores them to mint condition and gives them to St. Edward's Church in Baltimore for distribution to JTC children whose "wish list" includes personal transportation.

Call 744-0102 for pickup.

Pub Date: 11/19/96

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