Up and coming rock groups will want to show what they can do at RHHStival to be held once again at River Hill High on March 23.

You may think that's a long time from now, but applications along with a demo audition must be submitted by Jan 25.


The show is open to local teen rock groups both electric and acoustic. Be sure to include solo or acoustic features in your demo. To get all the details, go to http://www.riverhillmusic.org/.

The U.S. Army Band concert will be presented at River Hill High on Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free concert.

The Glenelg PTSA is hosting a Bingo Bag-A-Palooza on Jan 24 as a fundraiser for the 20113 After Prom Party.

Carol Allen says the prizes will include Vera Bradley, Thirty One, Coach, Pandora bracelets, Prom tickets, Ski Liberty tickets, a golf package, restaurant and movie passes, spa packages and more.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Order tickets by contacting synkfamily@verizon.net.

Dining out is a double pleasure when your purchase supports a local school. Clarksville Middle School will be the recipient of 20 percent of the purchase price of meals at Ruby Tuesday in Clarksville all day Jan 25 and 26.

There is a catch. You need a special coupon for this and you may not use any discount coupons in conjunction with the school benefit program. Contact the school to get your coupon.

This is the final report on the Triadelphia Seventh-day Adventist trip to Tola, Nicaragua.

On New Year's Day, Carol McHenry and Kyleen Snider were able to go to the construction site because there was no clinic requiring Carol to translate or Ky to assist the dentist. In fact, Jeff Schroeder, the dentist, also helped at the construction site while I was back at Hotel Dalinky getting the column out and helping in the kitchen.

The construction crew cleaned up and patched mortar and block problems while others installed the red metal roof and steeple. Our part of Tola church construction was complete with one day to spare. Later ,they will add windows, doors and stucco outside and maybe inside.

Sabbath was a day of celebration at the new Tola church. The structure was dedicated debt free. Locals had provided a small inflatable swimming pool to baptize the first 31 new church members. Three couples were married and all celebrated the Ordinance of Humility and Communion using the special Communion set presented to Tola as a gift from Triadelphia.

All during our two-week stay, Dr. Ron Fleck and Sherry Wiedemann, a physical therapy and hydrotherapy specialist, had been teaching a class of 12 locals to certify as village medical caregivers. Their graduation service was Saturday night. Each is now certified to practice under local physician David Calderas.

After breakfast on Sunday, we all loaded the bus, van and pickup trucks for the drive to Managua airport. We arrived at BWI after midnight and will be trying to catch up on sleep for the next few weeks.

If you have never taken a short-term mission trip or worked with a charity in a Third World country or poverty stricken part of our own country, I recommend it highly for everyone. Projects are open for all ages and entire families. Try it, you may love it.