September 14, 2008
On August 16, 2008, NAOMI M. ODUM (Miss Lee); beloved mother of Donna Ferate, Dawn Odum, Phyllis Herd, Denise Herd, and Raymond Herd; loving grandmother of Megan Ferate, Camelia Webster, Felicia Herd, Beth Herd, and Jasmine Herd; loving great-grandmother of Nevaeh Herd. Also survived by other loving relatives and friends. We will all miss her very much. Services and entombment to be held at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7215 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 on Monday, September 22, 2008 at 12 Noon.
March 12, 2008
Kevin Everett signed about 300 autographs last night at the Ed Block Courage Awards banquet at Martin's West. Afterward, he waggled his tired right wrist and smiled. It was, he said, a good hurt. "That was a workout - for my hand," said Everett, the Buffalo Bills tight end who fractured his spine in a football game in September - an injury initially believed likely to leave him paralyzed. But Everett is recovering, and though he'll never play football again, he has become a hero to others.
July 25, 2006
Reathel Odum, 97, a bank clerk who was chosen by Sen. Harry S. Truman during the Depression to be one of his secretaries and later served in the White House as personal secretary to Bess Truman, has died in her hometown of Benton, Ill. Miss Odum died June 6, but news of her death was not released for several weeks, said her nephew, Richard Odum Hart. In 17 years with the Trumans - including two years chaperoning their daughter, Margaret, when she was making tours as an aspiring classical singer - Miss Odum became close to the family.
April 26, 2006
Manekins receive achievement award Bernard and Harold Manekin, founders of Manekin LLC, have received a Lifetime Achievement Award for their real estate accomplishments and their service to the community from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. The brothers, now ages 92 and 89, respectively, founded the Manekin Corp. in 1946. The company, a commercial real estate and land-development firm with headquarters in Columbia, has built high-rises, suburban midrises, flex/R&D (research and development)
April 27, 2003
In yesterday's Columbia Council elections, the council's vice chairwoman, who plans to move to another village, was beaten by a challenger who was backed by a group advocating significant changes in the Columbia Association's operations. David Hlass defeated Linda Odum, 411-240, to represent the Long Reach village in the only contested race for the 10- member council, which governs the 95,000-resident homeowners association. "I'm elated," Hlass said. "I'm very honored and very humbled to be able to serve the people of Long Reach village."
April 20, 2003
It is a quiet election year in Columbia - no heavy campaigning, one lone contested race for the Columbia Council and no major controversies. When residents go to the polls Saturday, there will be choices only in Long Reach, for council candidates, and in Oakland Mills, for the village board. All the other races are uncontested. Only eight of the 10 villages are holding elections - Town Center and Owen Brown canceled theirs because of the uncontested village board races. The candidates seeking those positions will be appointed to the boards.