South River students get president's service award
Three South River High school students have been awarded the President's Youth Service Award.
Lisa Bishop, Vivian Curry and Dan Long were presented with a pin, a certificate and a letter of thanks signed by President Clinton honoring their community service.
Lisa tutors elementary school students and helps provide Thanksgiving meals to the homeless. Vivian is active in community service projects such as the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils and the Maryland Student Government. Dan, who is second vice-president of his high school's student government, participates in the Political Action Committee and tutors in his spare time.
The purpose of the awards program is to encourage young people to participate voluntarily in community activities. Young people, from 5 years old to 22 years old, may be nominated by their schools, churches, clubs, neighborhood groups or nonprofit organizations.
2 Prince George's men arrested in break-in
Two Prince George's County men arrested early yesterday after they allegedly broke into a home near West River are suspected in several other break-ins in the South County area, county police said.
Officers arrested one of the men outside a home in the 1000 block of Dunnington Place and caught the second after a brief chase.
Police said the residents of the home awoke when they heard a noise and called authorities.
Eric Reed, 23, of the 600 block of Gateway Blvd. in District Heights, and Patrick Lee Phillips, 23, of the 6600 block of St. Barnabas Road in Oxen Hill, each were charged with burglary and felony theft.
Shady Side history group names co-presidents
Mavis and George Daly were installed as co-presidents of the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society at a June 25 Founder's Day dinner at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum.
Serving with the Dalys are Peggy Tucker, vice president; Dorrie Copp, treasurer; LaVerne Papian, recording secretary; and Liddy Chaney, corresponding secretary.
Mrs. Daly has been chairwoman of the society's video, publications and publicity committees. She helped with the publication of "Miss Ethel Remembers. . ." the memoirs of the society's president emeritus, F. Ethel Andrews.
Mr. Daly was chairman of Building and Grounds for five years, supervising the restoration work of the Captain Salem Avery House Museum.