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Daniel McNeece named to troop's Eagle Hall of Fame


A community column in yesterday's edition of The Sun for Howard County gave an incorrect location for Phelps Luck Elementary School. The school is in Columbia's Long Reach village.

The Sun regrets the error.

Daniel McNeece's name has been added to Clarksville Boy Scout Troop 737's Eagle Hall of Fame. On Sept. 9, he became the 72nd Eagle to be added since 1964.

Danny lives in Owen Brown and attended St. Louis School, Clarksville. He joined Tiger Cubs Scouts in second grade and in 1989 became a full-fledged Boy Scout.

Working with Scoutmaster Dick Caldwell and the Clarksville 5th District Volunteer Fire Department, he designed and coordinated three-phase pilot program of procedures that can be used by groups who promote safety in their community.

He began with a survey of 150 Owen Brown homes' smoke alarms and household fire safety awareness. He then organized a "Safety Seminar" open to the public with members of the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, Howard County Fire

Department, Baltimore County Fire Department and Howard County Health Department.

Demonstrations of portable fire extinguishers, emergency medical services and drug prevention counseling advice were presented.

His third phase was assisting at 5th District Fire Department's Open House, the troop's sponsor, by supervising scouts who helped with children's activities.

Howard County Council Chairman Charles Feaga, Veterans of Foreign Wars representative Gene Schaefer and 5th District Fire Department representative Roy Fergeson congratulated Danny and his accomplishment.

Danny, now a volunteer firefighter with the 5th District, is a senior at Mount St. Joseph High School and will be featured for a second time in "Who's Who Among American High School Students."

He has received numerous scholastic honors and has participated in track and field, football, wrestling and swimming.

;/ John and Liz McNeece are his proud parents.

Taking on Cal's record

"Can We Meet It? Can We Beat It? Can We Read It?" is the challenge given to Owen Brown Village's Dasher Green Elementary students by their reading specialist, Barbara Stuart.

With Cal Ripken's 2,131 consecutive-game record in mind, the students will record book titles on baseballs which will then be collected and tallied by parent volunteers and then placed in a display with a life-size Cal Ripken poster provided by Mid-Atlantic Milk Marketing Association.

Music to his ears

Congratulations to Phelps Luck Elementary student Max Pettis, winner of the Walkman cassette student door-prize at the PTA meeting this month.

Scouts meet Tuesdays

Stevens Forest Elementary School's summer construction and renovation has resulted in more space for meetings.

Now all Cub Scout packs will meet on Tuesday evenings. Parents are always welcome to bring their sons to a meeting.

7+ Information: 964-1223 or (301)596-4772.

A community in harmony

The "Enjoy The Harmony" concert celebrating Oakland Mills Meeting House's 20th anniversary Sept. 17 was proof of East Columbia's community spirit.

An Interfaith Adult Choir and Interfaith Children's Choir's melodious unity plus individual choirs of Columbia Baptist Fellowship, Columbia Jewish Congregation, Columbia United Christian, St. John the Evangelist Catholic and Temple Isaiah's religious songs provided an afternoon of kindred spirit.

After the concert, "we should have this more often" was a common thread of conversation. Rabbi Martin Siegel of the Columbia Jewish Congregation emceed the program and the Rev. Steve McNeely of Columbia Baptist Fellowship and the Rev. Betty Urs of Columbia United Christian Church introduced the celebration. Rabbi Mark Panoff, Temple Isaiah and the Rev. Milt Nelson, Lutheran Church of the Living Word read scripture.

They and the Rev. Doug Hunt, Columbia United Christian Church; the Rev. William Hayman, Lutheran Church of the Living Word; and Father Richard Tillman, St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic closed the program with a prayer in unison.

Fulfilled readers

Oakland Mills' Phelps Luck Elementary School students have reported to their teachers that they spent many summer hours fulfilling summer reading programs.

Brandon Hunt completed the Baltimore County Library's book list. Other girls and boys who read from lists prepared by the Howard County Library included: Laura Gould, Andrew Sasser, Tom Colegrove, Tess Lichtenstein, Matt Gotzmer, Craig Campbell, Gabriel Dinsmore, Lauren Dalnekoff, Kaylin Bloomer, Kevin Campbell, Chris Rawls, Sara Tedesco, Stephanie Mangus, Samantha Fobbs, Jeffrey Dalnekoff, Laura Kueny, Kelly Rawls, Carine Fobbs and Jonathan Dixon.

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