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Gaming school classes offered by Cecil College on Feb. 4 and 6 [Perryville]

For anyone interested in pursuing employment in the local gaming industry, Cecil College will have a Casino Gaming School at 1 p.m. Feb. 4 at Elkton Station and at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the North East Campus. For more information call 410-287-1615.

Birthday wishes are sent to Edith Goldsmith, who will celebrate on Jan. 26.

Pam Coakley is sent best wishes for a happy Jan. 29 birthday.

Happy birthday to Frank Ivins, as he celebrates his Jan. 30 birthday.

Janet Sprankle Carter is sent birthday wishes on Jan. 28. Janet is the daughter of the late Herbert and Dorothy Sprankle, of Perryville.

Happy Jan. 29 birthday to Dick Lemen.

Reba McKinzie is sent birthday wishes from her husband, Jake, as she celebrates her birthday on Jan. 30. Reba is the daughter of the later Billy Hause, of Perryville. She is the little sister to Ashley Barton, of Elkton, and the granddaughter of Peggy and Doc Scholl, of Aberdeen.

Dr. Vernon and Susan Schmid are sent anniversary wishes as they celebrate their anniversary on Jan. 25.

Nancy and Rick Kosko are sent anniversary wishes as they celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28.

Marshal and Joan Hamilton are wished a very happy Jan. 26 anniversary.

Condolences are extended to Mack and Ruth Ann Andrews and their family on the passing of Mack's mother, Velva Blevins. Vel was the owner of the old Country Inn in Abingdon.

"Deathtrap" is being performed at the Milburn Stone Theatre this next weekend, Jan. 24 and 25 at 8 p.m and Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults; students and seniors get in for $15 and tickets for children are $10. Call the box office at 410-287-1037 to reserve tickets.

Several bingo and similar events are planned in the next several days.

Baskets and Vera Bradley products will be the prizes Saturday, Jan. 25, at a starting at noon at the Aberdeen firehouse on Rogers Street. Cost is $12 per ticket, with extra cards costing $5. Food and beverage available for purchase. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. Call Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332.

A quarter auction is planned starting at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the ort Deposit VFW. A $10 ticket covers the cost of two paddles and lunch. Call 410-378-3338.

A quarter auction is planned to start at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Mt. Royal Avenue in Aberdeen. The maximum is two paddles per person at $2 each. Food and beverage available for purchase. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. Call Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332.

Havre de Grace Chapter No. 27 Order of the Eastern Star held its January meeting and honored the Master Masons. Members also presented Worshipful Master elect Brother Phil Powell of Susquehanna Lodge No. 130 A. F. & A. M. a check for $500 to support lodge efforts. A short program was presented by the Worthy Matron Sister Carolyn Mathias, followed by a fellowship hour.

Elkton Chapter No. 84 Order of the Eastern Star held the last Grand Visitation of the season this past Saturday. The officers and members of Elkton welcomed the Worthy Grand Matron Sister Bette Bowen and the Worthy Grand Patron Brother Bill Gunn to this very special meeting.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Sharon Pryer, Marianne Lilley, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Leslie Dissek, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Janet and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Margaret Gosweiler, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Herb and Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Wilbur Scholl, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Babbie Caldwell, Edwina Ewing and Ed Almony.

Thank you to all those who submit information for the column. Keep those birthdays, anniversaries, special parties and celebrations, family functions, vacations and anything you want to see in print coming to me at And don't forget to mark the subject line "ARTICLE FOR THE RECORD."

Today (Jan. 24) in Cecil County history: the first barge was launched from Deibert boatyard in Elkton this day in 1911.

Important dates in U.S. history: On Jan. 24, 1848, gold was discovered in California.

Also on this date in 1908, the first Boy Scout Troop in Elkton was recognized.

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