The West Laurel Stallions, a youth sports organization focusing on football and cheerleading, strive to build community leaders through service and athletics.

On Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the West Laurel Stallions will hold their first annual First Responder and Military Appreciation Day at the T. Howard Duckett Field on Supplee Lane (near the West Laurel Community Building).

The Stallions will celebrate local first responders, active military service members and veterans during the day. All first responders and military members who show military or first responder identification will receive a complimentary meal from the concession stand.

If you would like more information about the West Laurel Stallions, go to http://www.LaurelStallions.com.


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On Monday, Aug. 13, West Laurel neighbors lost another one of their own. He was someone who many neighbors probably saw now and then swinging on his yard swing or rocking on his porch on the corner house at Clayburn Drive and Bond Mill Road.

Brian Cole grew up and lived as an adult in the loving home of his parents, Dot and the late Bill Cole, with the support of his brother, Bruce Cole; and sisters, Janice Threatte and Cheryl Headley. The ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens) of Prince George's County played an integral role in Cole's life, and he had many friends there.

Brian Cole was 50 years old at the time he died of a heart attack.

Mark your calendars: The Woman's Club of Laurel will hold its annual yard sale Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon, at 16201 Bond Mill Road. It's yard sale season!

Last week, Principal Justin FitzGerald welcomed Bond Mill Elementary students back to school. Instruction and activities have begun, with all the excitement of a new school year. Good luck to all school children as they begin the 2012–2013 academic year.