The Perryville Lions Club will be taking pictures of children, adults or pets on March 23 and 30 at the Perryville Outlet, Store 39, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donation of $5 each.

All you can eat breakfast is served at Harmony Lodge on Jacob Tome Highway on Saturday March 9, 7 to 10 a.m.


Today (Friday, March 8) - Variety Quarter Auction - Doors open at 6 p.m. - auction begins at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Aberdeen Lioness Lions. To be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen. Maximum two paddles per person at $2 each. Food and beverage available. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket.

Saturday, March 9, $15 ticket, $5 extra. Basket and bags bingo (Longaberger). Doors open at 6 p.m. - Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Harford Technical High School Booster Club. To be held at the Harford Tech High School, 200 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air; tickets available by calling Michelle Hash 410-688-3442 or Michelle Parkes 410-688-6425 or Brenda Conjour 410-273-7332. Food and drinks available. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket.

Friday, March 15 $13 ticket, $6 extra. Basket bingo sponsored by North Harford High School Boys JV and varsity lacrosse teams. North Harford High School - 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville. Doors open at 6 p.m. - starts at 7 p.m. Food and drink available. For tickets, call 410-457-4962 and ask for Delores.

Moore's Chapel Cabin Fever "Learn where you can go outside and play!" will be held Saturday (March 9) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Moore's Chapel United Methodist Church at 392 Blake Road north of Elkton. Tired of winter? Come have free fun with us. Here are some of this year's participants: Cecil Bird Club, Cecil County Master Gardeners, Plumpton Park Zoo, Lums Pond State Park, Octoraro Watershed Association, Fair Hill Nature Center, Maryland Saltwater Sport Fisherman, Conowingo Fisherman's Park, Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Center, Ducks Unlimited, Cecil County 4-H, Delmarva Power Electric Safety, Creek Snorkeling Adventures, Elk Neck State Park, Cecil County Parks and Recreation, C & D Canal/USACE, Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, Cecil County Sediment Control, Girl Scouts - Chesapeake Bay Council, Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, White Clay Creek State Park, Mount Harmon Plantation. Admission is free and includes all activities, crafts, demonstrations and door prizes. Lunch and refreshments on sale to benefit Elevation, Moore Chapels Youth Group. For more information call 443-553-8420.

Colleen Chamberlain sends belated birthday wishes to Caroline Beauchamp of Perryville who celebrated on March 3.

Colleen also sends wishes to Marie McGlothlin, of Rising Sun, who celebrates her birthday on March 16.

Lastely wishes from Colleen Mark Sumpter, Perryville, who celebrates his birthday on March 21.

David Hall is sent March 15 birthday wishes from the Grand Family.

Erica Roath Jourdan is sent birthday wishes on March 14.

Betty Glatts is sent March 15 birthday wishes.

Marjorie Hiob is sent March 13 birthday wishes.

Happy March 15 birthday to Malia San Juan.

Janet Wirtanen is sent best wishes on her March 10 birthday.

Herb Southall, of Havre de Grace, wanted to let his friends know that one of their childhood school mates and fellow member of the BYPA training union of the Baptist Church passed away. Robert Brown died on Feb. 22, 2013 in Arizona. Bob graduated from Havre de Grace High School in 1947, and then was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. On Jan. 1, 1950 the former Irene Carter. Herb was his best man at the wedding. After his discharge from the service he moved his family to Yuma, Ariz.,where he secured a job with the government. Irene and Bob had five children, Mark, Cindy, Roger, Candy and Terry. His sister, Beverly Pitt, lives in Rising Sun.


Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty Fayer, Jim Fayer, June Yale, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Marianne and Tom Pryer, Gail Ashby, Kathy Collette, Herb Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Wilbur Scholl, Corine Yeagle, June Peddicord, Harriett Schmick, Arthur Holley, Gertrude Fassell, David and Mary Lake, Dona and Andy Larkins, Barbara Lucas, Bonnie Wagner, Cheryl Simms, Ann Hillsman, Ray Trott, Glenn Haynes, Jean Oliver-Haynes, Bonnie Plickta, Jim Penley, Randi Jenkins, Cindi Labant, Jimmy Glatts, Adam Zeller, Sheila Funk, Sandy Brooks, Glenn Beichler, Janet Wirtanen and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Sharon Todd, Margaret Gosweiler, Cleo Ward and June Gangel.

Condolences are being sent to the family of Darrel Cooper on his passing last week.

The Appointed Grand Officers of the 2012-2013 of the Grand Chapter of Maryland were honored at a Reception held at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City on Feb. 24. The reception was hosted by Towson Chapter 70, Annapolis Chapter 49, Unity Chapter 112, Kensington Chapter 39, Queen Esther Chapter 3, Harford Chapter 83, McKinley Chapter 12, Havre de Grace Chapter 27, Ionic Chapter 73, Wicomico Chapter 91 and Howard Chapter 20. The honorees included: Sister C. Elaine Niemeyer, Grand Chaplain and member of Towson Chapter 70; Sister Jean K. Chance, PGM, Grand Lecturer and member of Annapolis Chapter 49; Sister Judith G. Birckhead, Grand Marshal and member of Unity Chapter 112; Sister Donna H. Runyan, Grand Organist and member of Kensington Chapter No. 39; Sister Toby (Winifred) Harvie, Grand Adah and member of Queen Esther Chapter 3; Beverly Geisler, Grand Ruth and member of Harford Chapter 83, Sister Sharon Earl, Grand Esther and member of McKinley Chapter 12; Sister Beverly R. Southall, Grand Martha and member of Hare de Grace Chapter 27; Sister Loretta M. Donaldson, Grand Electa and member of Ionic Chapter 73; Sister Sheryl J. Peters, Grand Warder and member of Wicomico Chapter 91 and Brother Cecil R. Jones, Grand Sentinel and member of Howard Chapter 20.

The afternoon tea reception began with a receiving line with all the appointed Grand Officers and their traveling companions greeting the 140 Sisters, Brothers, family and friends who were in attendance. After the tea the honorees were presented by their Chapter representative and given a special gift to commemorate their year of service to the Grand Chapter of Maryland. The Appointed Grand Officer was then given the opportunity to officially thank the Worthy Grand Matron Sister Debbie Hribar and Worthy Grand Patron Brother David Hall for their appointment to the Grand Family. They also thanked their chapter for the support they gave them over the year and special thanks to their family and to their sisters and brothers of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Members from Havre de Grace Chapter 27 attending the Appointed Grand Officer Reception included Worthy Matron Sister Pam Whitecavage Kincaid, Associate Matron Sister Carolyn Mathias, Associate Patron Brother Ronald Mathias, PGM, Secretary Sister Joyce Caldwell, Treasurer Sister Diane Smith, Conductress Sister Susie Passwaters, Chaplain Sister Louise Fagan, Marshal Sister Aileen Squires, Star Point Martha Sister Jean Gamble and Brother Roger A. Southall Sr, husband of Sister Beverly Southall, Grand Martha and one of the honorees. Also attending was Mary Lou Southall mother in law of Beverly Southall, Grand Martha.

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Remember this - We live in the land of the free - because of the brave! Thank a soldier today!

Today in Cecil County history: March 8 the first session of Court held at Court House Point in 1719.

In U.S. history this week, Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone on March 7 in 1876.