Team must win by a hair


November 06, 1997|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOST FOLKS in Western Howard County know Tom Tucker. He has taught every Glenwood Middle School technology education class for years.

Now rumor has it that he might shave most of his hair at a basketball game.

Glenwood Middle School's sixth-grade class is playing a charity basketball game against Clarksville Middle School at 7 p.m. tomorrow. If Glenwood loses, Tucker gets a buzz cut.

Admission to the game -- and movies and bingo -- is $1.

Proceeds benefit the Carol Jean Cancer Camp.

Information: 410-313-5520.

Living long, and well

Florence Amoss, a member of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lisbon, celebrates her 96th birthday tomorrow.

Happy Birthday, Ms. Amoss!

'Our town'

River Hill High School's Drama Department offers "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

The play is narrated by Sara Albino, Molly Martin, Betsy Spies and Larisa Stahl, who tell a 15-year story of folks in Grovers Corners, N. H. about 100 years ago.

Players include Jamie Haush and Ben Shirley-Quirk, who portray childhood sweethearts Emily Webb and George Gibbs.

Erik Barr and Corinna Heinz play Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs.

Kelly Thompson plays young Rebecca Gibbs.

Sunshine Henle and Aaron Jackson play the Webb parents.

Drew Fontaine plays Emily's brother, Wally.

Drama teacher Pam Land and students Jennifer Fralick and Stephanie Williams direct.

Missy Spadin, Jeff Coletta, Austin Stahl, Matthew Williams, and Aaron Pendergrass are featured in the play.

A large ensemble of student actors play townspeople, and River Hill's school community anticipates cameo performances from staff members, including principal Scott Pfeifer.

Purchase tickets for $5 in advance or $6 at the door.

Information: 410-313-7120.

Doing right

Vernon Taylor, a senior at River Hill High School who attended Glenelg High for two years, enrolled in Howard County Employment and Training's Summer Youth Employment Program last summer.

At Waterloo Elementary School, he spent time working with the principal, teachers and custodial staff. He also attended life skills workshops.

His excellent work habits impressed his supervisor, who noted that Vernon listened, followed directions, took pride, and shared ideas about improving his work site.

He behaved like a leader.

For his efforts and leadership, he was honored with an Award for Excellence at the Mid-Maryland Private Industry Council's Annual Awards of Excellence program Oct. 22.

When asked why he received the award, Vernon modestly stated, "I came to work, I did my job the best I could every day. I just did what everyone should do."

You'll see Vernon working part time at the new Giant Food store in Clarksville which opens Sunday.

Welcome, pastor

Members of Gethsemane Baptist Church voted overwhelmingly Sunday to hire Terry Stockman, a minister from a Baptist church in Beltsville, as their new pastor.

When Stockman preached at the church for the first time Sunday, he was warmly received.

After a year without a permanent minister, Gethsemane members are overjoyed to welcome the pastor, who will assume his position this month.

Stockman's family includes wife Greta, 19-year-old son Terry Jr., who attends Howard Community College, and 16-year-old son John, who attends Hammond High School.

Stockman met last week with nearly every group at Gethsemane Baptist, including the youth group. He is eager for the Gethsemane youth to remain very active in the church.

Church members say they find Stockman personable and enjoy his sense of humor and down-to-earth attitude. They say they appreciate his broad background and are looking forward to a long, fulfilling term with him as their pastor.

Development in Dayton?

Folks in Dayton are vexed and indignant. When they heard that Chuck Sharp wanted to transfer his development rights in a density exchange option from a property in far Western Howard County to a parcel in Dayton, they formed the Dayton Community Association.

The group has examined Sharp's proposal and expressed its concerns.

Since June, Dayton Community Association members have written letters, testified at hearings and met to discuss the proposed Dayton development near Broad Branch Creek.

They plan to hold their second town meeting at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at Bushy Park Elementary.

C. Vernon Gray, a Democratic member of the Howard County Council, will speak at the meeting about a bill he proposed to reduce the density exchange option available to developers.

Dayton Community Association President Peter Esseff reports that several Dayton residents have filed an appeal with the county's Board of Appeals to overturn approval of Sharp's development.

Information: 410-531-3737.

Successful singers

Karen Randall, vocal music teacher at Clarksville Elementary School, announced that Clarksville students Sonia Zanger and Julia Mehoke were invited to be members of the 1997-1998 Howard County All-Elementary School Chorus after successful auditions for the group.

Guidance offered

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