Tuesday February 13

Feb 13, 2018


Temperatures in the low 30s today; rain showers likely.

Today is the Town of Friendsville Municipal Election; to be held at the Town Hall, the polls are open from 11am to 7pm. The persons who filed are as follows: Petition for the office of Mayor: Spencer R. Schlosnagle; Petition for the office of three open council seats are: Jerry C. Fike, Pamela S. Humberson, Edward B. Kelley and Julia V. Sines.

MoonShadow is having a game show night today from 7:00pm-10:00pm. The game is The Chase; answer trivia questions and take on THE BEAST to WIN BIG! Prizes are a $25 Gift Card, Menu Items and Free Music Nights.

The Shepherd of the Hills L.A.F.F. Dinner is today from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

We heard that the Food Resources brochure that we linked to yesterday may have a few errors and omissions; stay tuned for the updated copy.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources has been making plans for the state’s young anglers when spring and summer finally arrive. This year, 38 different organizations in 11 counties across the state are hosting free youth fishing rodeos to help ensure everyone has a chance to earn their “first catch”. Maryland’s youth fishing rodeo program receives financial support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program.

First United Bank & Trust sponsors the upcoming Childhood Connections Conference.

The Tucker Community Foundation has more than 35 scholarships available for high school and college students in Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties, W.Va. and Garrett County, Md. Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 with most of the awards around $1,000. Scholarship applications available here.

Some members of the Garrett County Planning Commission believe that more paid emergency medical services personnel may be needed in the future to counter a decrease in volunteers. The discussion was part of the planning commission’s review of community facilities in the county comprehensive plan. Currently, all fire departments in the county are staffed by volunteers. In fiscal year 2015, the county had 10 full-time and six part-time providers. During the fiscal 2017 budgeting process, the county’s public safety/emergency services budget was increased by nearly $877,000 to more than $1.5 million.

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