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Eastern Star past officers honored at fall meeting

More than 120 members and friends of the Past Appointed Grand Officers Club (PAGO) met for their fall meeting at Frederick Chapter 79 Order of the Eastern Star. This is the meeting where the club welcomes the recently named past appointed grand officers as members of the club.

The new members in attendance were Sister Elaine Niemeyer, Past Grand Chaplain; Sister Judy Birckhead, Past Grand Marshal; Sister Toby Harvie, Past Grand Adah; Sister Beverly Geisler, Past Grand Ruth; Sister Loretta Donaldson, Past Grand Electa; and I, Past Grand Martha. Sister Jean Chance, Past Grand Matron, was also acknowledged as a past appointed grand officer this past year, but she was already a member of the club, serving as a past grand officer a few years back.


Junior Past Grand Matron Sister Debbie Hribar was pleased that so many of her grand family members were in attendance and were recognized as past appointed grand Officers. The Worthy Grand Matron Sister Bette Bowen extended greetings to all those in attendance. Our Worthy Grand Patron Brother Bill Gunn was unable to attend but sent greetings.

This being election of officers we are pleased to announce the new corps of officers for the ensuing year will be Sister Phyllis Johnston, president; Brother William Sanner, vice president; and Sister Connie Buck, secretary/treasurer. The members of Frederick Chapter prepared a beautiful luncheon of fried chicken, roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, lima beans, stewed tomatoes and cole slaw. A variety of homemade pies were served with a side of vanilla ice cream. Sister Beverly Pazack, the outgoing president, thanked everyone for coming and congratulated the newly elected officers. The Past Appointed Grand Officers Club was formed by Sister Marianne Lilley, Past Grand Matron 1984-1985. The club has been going strong ever since. Sister Marianne once resided in Perryville and is a Florida resident. Local members of PAGO from Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star in attendance were Sisters Carolyn Mathias, Diane Smith, Louise Fagan and I, and Brother Ron Mathias. Also attending were Havre de Grace guests, including my husband, Brother Roger A. Southall Sr., and Sister Aileen Squires. Rosalie Monath from Victory Chapter 40 in Aberdeen was also in attendance.


Congratulations to Jimmy and Lexa Roland on the birth of their baby boy, Silas Cooper Roland, on Oct. 30. He weighed in at 10 pounds. even. Also congrats to the paternal grandparents, Jim and Joanne Roland.

Basket Bingo is Friday, Nov. 15 at the American Legion in Aberdeen. This event is sponsored by the Aberdeen High PTSA. Doors open at 6 p.m. with early bird at 6:50 and regular bingo starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $12 per ticket, $5 for extras. Tickets available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable food item for bonus prize ticket.

Calling all crafter to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, where they will hold a holiday bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in selling your crafts call Becky at the St. Paul's office, 410-272-3111.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen is pleased to announce a Christmas Concert by the world renowned singer-songwriter Charlie Zahm on Saturday, Dec. 7 starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults. Children under 16 are free, for tickets; enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mount Royal Ave., Aberdeen, MD 21001. Make checks to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Refreshments will be available in Fellowship Hall following the performance. For more information on Charlie go to

Har-ce Cedarettes will hold a "Flapjack" Breakfast at Applebee's in Aberdeen on Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. For tickets call Diane Smith, 410-939-2754.

All aboard the Perryville Railroad Museum in the MARC train station. The museum is open on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. Admission is free. They have a working HO model layout of the Perryville WYE, numerous railroad artifacts on display, railroad history literature available and a photo gallery of the Pensy, B&O Railroad and other historical pictures. Come on down and see them. All aboard.

A variety quarter auction will be held Nov. 22 to benefit St. Paul's Women's Spring Retreat. Including homemade, handmade, gift cards, local merchants and vendors including Longaberger, Stampin' Up, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay and more. Doors open at 6 p.m., auction starts at 7. Food and drinks will be available. Paddles $2 each, maximum of two. To be held at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen, MD. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. Bring your quarters and have some fun!

Jason and Candy Joseph spent the weekend at Candy's parents in Harrisburg, Pa., celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.


Case and Erika Booth made an announcement that they are expecting a little bundle of joy this spring.

Get well and thinking of you wishes to Pat Dula from her sisters and brothers from Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star.

Get well and thinking of you wishes to Dave and Edwina Ewing.

Joan Pyle is wished a very happy and belated Nov. 6 birthday.

Peggy Dymond is sent belated birthday wishes on her Nov. 4 birthday.

Rick Gough is sent belated Nov. 4 birthday wishes.


Happy Nov. 7 birthday (again belated) to Jim Schumaker.

Today (Friday) is my sister-in-law's birthday – happy birthday Shirley Morse.

Special birthday wishes go to Werner Eichhammer, who will celebrate his birthday on Nov. 12.

Husband and wife Maury and Dottie Arsenault are wished a very happy double birthday as their celebrate again another mutual birthday together on Nov. 17.

Happy birthday to an old workmate who celebrates on Nov. 10 – Dilja Terrill.

Condolences are sent to Gloria Rogers and her family on the passing of her beloved husband, Melvin Rogers.


Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Debbie Raynovich, David Holley, Cal McMillion, Cheryl Simms, Gladys Watsic, David Holley, Mildred Martin, Cliff Voris, Eleanor Kight, Sharon Pryer, Ken McNeeley, Frankie Garland, Howard (Doc) Malin, Charles Schafer, Marianne Lilley, Dorothy Saunders, George Wilson, Mae Antonelli, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Marianne and Tom Pryer, June Peddicord, Dona and Andy Larkins, Bonnie Wagner, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Terry Thurman, Leslie Dissek, Stephen Pyle, Vicki Snyder, Jeannie Brison, Bobby Steward, Nancy Quinn, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Janet and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Sharon Todd, Margaret Gosweiler, Wayne Erickson, Pauline Gosweiler, Ed Illick, Rosemary Ronning, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Dennis Bolen, Herb and Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Glynnis Perry, Paul Newcomer, Ginger Eastridge, Jeannie Bryson and Bonnie Plitcka.

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Nov. 8 is Look for Circles Day.

Today in Cecil County history, Nov. 8 - Jacob Tome, a Republican nominee for governor, was defeated in 1871.

Today in U.S. history, Nov. 8 – Montana became with 41st state is 1889. On Nov. 10, 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps was established. Semper Fi!