Spring beckons with greens -- on trees and golf course


With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, we all look forward to spending time outdoors. Golfers can enjoy a day on the greens, a buffet dinner and some competition if they register this week for the St. John Lutheran Church golf outing. Scheduled for April 28, it will take place at the Cedar Ridge Golf Course on the outskirts of Gettysburg, Pa.

There will be a "shotgun start," which means every team entered will tee off at 8 a.m. The Calloway Handicapping System will be used to make the event equitable in terms of scoring.

The cost is $45. The charge includes greens fees, carts, prizes, an all-you-can-eat buffet, roast beef dinner and beverages. It also includes a $5 donation to the church's building fund. Golfers may register as a team or an individual for placement on a team.

You can register by calling the church office at 859-0020.


Lew Holmes, a community activist, will share his ideas for a recreation center in North County at the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association meeting Wednesday. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. in the band room of Linthicum Elementary School. Please enter the building through the Camp Meade entrance.

LSIA also is accepting candidates for next year. Any member in good standing is eligible to run for president, vice president, treasurer, secretary or one of the eight positions on the board of directors. Elections will be held in June.

If you want to put your name on the ballot, call nominating committee members Bruce Fink at 850-8508 or Sara Frances Shay at 859-5434.


The Human Relations Committee of North Glen Elementary School has scheduled Grandparents Day for Thursday. There will be refreshments, entertainment and classroom visits. Committee members hope many grandparents will accompany their children school.

For more information, call the school office at 222-6416.


The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will meet at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the clubhouse on Hammonds Ferry Road. Committee reports will be presented, and board members will be announced.

You are asked to bring "gently used clothing" for CaRES, the Cancer Resource & Support Center Inc. The agency will sell the clothing at its Next to New Shop in Patriots Plaza in Pasadena.

For more information on the club, call the publicity chairman, Marge Holmes, at 859-5939.

Also at tomorrow's meeting, the finalists in the club's Youth Art and Writing Contests for local schools will be introduced and will receive their prizes.

There were 100 entries in the art and ceramics categories and 126 entries in the writing categories.

The winners in the art category are Jen Hubers, first place; Beth McGee, second; and Jennifer Haas, third, in the sixth- through eighth-grade competition. All three students attend Lindale/Brooklyn Park. Timothy Shells of Arthur Slade Regional School was awarded the honorable mention.

In the ninth- through 12-grade category, Jill Rozanski won first place, Min Yoon took second and Leigh Bond was third. They are from North County High School.

In the ceramics competition, Will Hauer took first place and Agnes Osinski second. Both are from North County High.

Beth McGee and Will Hauer placed first in the Southern District Competition and will be considered in the State Federation of Women's

Clubs' judging later this month.

Jeffrey Pratt of Hilltop Elementary School won first place in the category one short-story competition, and Kara Wheeler, also of Hilltop Elementary, second. In the category two short-story competition, Jamie Engles of Linthicum Elementary School was first and Sandy Hardin, also of Linthicum Elementary, was second. In category three, Abby Bond won first place and Tiffany Ritter second. Both students are from Lindale/Brooklyn Park.

Nathan Giles took first place in the category one poetry competition and Amanda Wiater second. Both students are from Linthicum Elementary. In category two, Katie Jeffcoat took first place and Jennifer Tabor second. Both are from Linthicum Elementary.

In category three, Ann Sosnowski of Lindale/Brooklyn Park won first place. There was no second place winner. In category four, Agnes Osinski won first place and Megan Miller second. Both are from North County High.


New forms for the St. Philip Neri Market-Day Food Cooperative are available at the church and the school, 6405 Orchard Road. The forms are due April 18. Because school will be closed for vacation, the forms may be dropped off in the boxes at the church entrances.

For more information, please call Cindy Showalter at 768-1365.

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