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Lions Club makes a difference to those in need [Clarksville]

Clarksville Lions Club will hold its 34th annual golf tournament on June 13 at the Fairway Hills Golf Club in Columbia. A "Shotgun Start" begins the tournament at 1 p.m. and a banquet concludes the event.

There are openings for additional golfers to help raise funds for worthy causes in the Howard County community as well as other Lions Club endeavors.

Donations are being accepted by Clarksville Lions from businesses and individuals unable to participate in the golf tournament. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Inquiries and donations may be sent to Clarksville Lions Club, P.O. Box 236, Highland, Maryland 20777.

Contact Chip Sraver at 410-730-7766 or Bob Bruce at 301-854-0096 to learn how you can support the needs of local residents.

The Clarksville Lions maintain a local Loan Closet for medical equipment. Our family has been greatful to find a local source of help for the temporary use of a wheelchair on more than one occassion. Other items are available.

Over the years, our Lions have donated tens of thousands of dollars to those in need. They can make a huge difference in your time of need.

Folks at Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church are raising funds for Howard County Relay for Life with a yard sale on May 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Come on out to support a worthy cause and you may go home with a bargain or two.

There is also a Columbia Brass Quintet concert scheduled at Linden-Linthicum. Call the church office at 410-531-5653 for full details.

The Frederick Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will meet on May 3 at 10 a.m. in the Manor House of Edenton Retirement Community in Frederick. The group is pleased to have Ed Ogiba, the new director of chapter development on the HLAA national staff, as guest speaker. All those with an interest in hearing loss are invited to attend.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7472 in partnership with Bob Evans at 4900 Beaver Run will sponsor a is on May 10, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you present a flyer available at http://www.vfw7472.org at the time of purchase, 15 percent will be donated to the Veterans Relief Fund.

If you have any questions, call Service Officer Al Hernandez at 410-465-1801. Your call will be returned within 24 hours.

Belated birthday greeting is going out to retired Howard County teacher Peggy Riley, who celebrated her 80th on April 22 in Florida with husband Bob and sister Fran Wilson.

Peggy taught medical assistance at Howard Vo-Tech for many years until it closed. She then taught health at River Hill until retirement. Sister Fran's arrival was a surprise birthday treat. Best wishes for many more happy healthy years, Peggy.

Hilltop Child Care Center on the campus of Linden-Linthicum United Methodist church is now enrolling toilet-trained children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years for summer and fall sessions. Programs run Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information call 443-535-8505.

Congratulations to Triadlephia Sparks Pathfinder team on coming home with a First Place trophy in national Pathfinder Bible Experience (Bible Bowl) competition. This year's team members are Captain Jeffrey Berglund, Christopher Berglund, Mimi Klingbeil, Sarah Klingbeil, Andrew Remmers and Kari Remmers.

The Sparks always seem to come home with a First Place. I asked coach Sharon Crews how often this is true. Sharon says she's lost track, but quickly recalled at least five times in the past ten years and thinks they always qualify for national competition though each near presents a different team of youngsters ages 10-15.

The Atholton Faith-Blazers Pathfinder team of Abby Tolbert, Afia Ntansah, Adjoia Ntansah, Daedre Marsden, JaDa (capital D is correct) Woodley and Peris Munene under coach Rae Tunney also scored a national First Place. This is possible because First Place is awarded on the basis of overall scores allowing multiple winners of First Place.

Congratulations to both teams on acheiving high scores. The degree of knowlege demonstrated is most impressive.

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