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Cub Scouts in Pack 678 receive Arrow of Light award at banquet


Cub Scouts in Pack 678 received the Arrow of Light award as they prepared to bridge to Boy Scouts at last month's Blue and Gold banquet held at Mayfield Woods Middle School.

Road Runner Den leaders David Porter, Wayne Blithe and Carl McKinney and Bat Den leaders Len Langford, Tim Lay and Dave Holl were present when Pack 678 Scoutmaster Neal Einsidler presented the awards to: Jonathan Blithe, Bernie Gabin, TC Brandon Liang, Dana Melvin, Patrick McKinney, Christopher Porter, Russell Holl, Derrick Jameson, Nathan Langford, Tim Lay, Nicholas Marinelli and Matt Slanga.

The Phelps Luck Elementary School boys have selected Boy Scout Troops 75, 601, 613 and 874 for their future training in Scouts.

Good luck to all of you.


One of the nicest things about the student artwork displayed in the Oakland Mills Shopping Center is that many people can enjoy the students' work and share their families' pride as well.

Talbott Springs Elementary School's art teacher Sharon Higdon's fifth-grade students created 3-D nutritional sculptures of fruit, vegetables, pizza and tacos after studying artist Claes Oldenburg's work.

Nancy Charamella's Stevens Forest Elementary School students' work ranged from paper weavings by first-grader Christine Jackson and second-graders Mandy Wilson, Kristina Zanker, John Stanley, Amanda Mezei and Michael Nathan to honoring the Chinese New Year with inspired animals by first-graders Casey Beare, Eric Carle and Dwayne Coffman to textiles woven on looms by third-graders Rasheed Frazier and Bryan Doughtry and fifth-graders Rudea Chung, Christine Oliver, Heather Cleveland and Romana Baig.

Sponsored by the Open Space Organization, Youth Art Month is being celebrated at Stevens Forest Elementary School through the residency of artists Scott Colburn, Mike Malbrough, Elizabeth and Alden Phelps of Reisterstown.

The students will learn the fun and techniques used to develop puppetry performances.

Next week all of the school's students will share in a puppet finale during assembly.


The Columbia Psychoeducation Support Group meets tonight and March 28 at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way.

The free 7 p.m. meeting is open to men and women who are anorexic, bulimic, compulsive overeaters or diabetic and their families and friends.


Learn how to create a spring wreath of silk flowers and ribbons for your home. The class meets this Thursday, at 7 p.m. at Columbia Art Center.

Information: 410-730-0075.


Instruments (and their talented owners), are invited to join the St. John the Evangelist choir and musicians.

Call Chris, 964-1439, and he'll give you full details.

The choir membership has more than doubled in its first year; voices and musicians are always welcome.

Parents of 3- , 4- and 5-year-olds are welcome to register for the 1995-1996 St. John Lutheran Development Center's school year.

There are morning and afternoon sessions available depending upon the childrens' ages. Extended care is also available.

Call 730-7920 or 455-0961 for registration, school visit and information.


Getting from point A to point B is a concern for many Columbians.

This month Howard County's Commuter Assistance Exhibit is at the East Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way.

There is information on car pooling, commuting and transportation alternatives. Take a few minutes to find out how to save gas and prevent stress.

A call to 313-3130 can answer some of your questions.


It must be true: Columbia is coming of age.

Thunder Hill Elementary School, 9357 Mellenbrook Road, Oakland Mills Village, is planning its 25th anniversary.

Alumnae, friends, neighbors and businesses are invited to have their names listed on a commemorative plaque that will be hung in a place of honor in the school.

The cost is nominal, $5 per line (20 spaces).

Photographs, event programs and memorabilia of all types will be welcomed as part of the celebration.

Drop a note to former neighbors to alert them of the June 3 date for the open house and BYO picnic.

Information: 997-7467 or 740-4294.

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