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The Republican Newspaper - Established 1877 - Garrett County, Maryland - Thursday, July 2, 2015 -
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Well on his way to winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive men's solo Race Across America (RAAM) cycling competition is none that Christoph Strasser of Austria, who was captured on camera by Bob Carney on Wednesday as he rolled through Garrett County, literally days ahead of most of the rest of the field. Scores of endurance bicyclists from the United States and abroad are taking part in the 36th edition of the RAAM. By the time they reach Deep Creek Lake, racers will have pedaled 2,804 miles day and night in all kinds of weather and still have about 266 miles to ride before crossing the finish line in Annapolis. The solo racers started on the West Coast on June 13, and 2-person, 4-person, and 8-person teams started on June 17. RAAM serves as a platform on which most racers and teams have sought contributions for charitable causes. Local drivers are asked to be alert for not only the RAAM racers this weekend, but also the participants in the annual Gran Fondo, which will be held in Garrett County this Saturday. For the fourth year in a row, time station 47, located along 219 across from High Mountain Sports at Trader's Landing, is one of the 55 time stations along the race route. Anyone interested in learning more about RAAM or volunteering to help track racers and provide local information and support at the time station is invited to go online to or
showcased his brute strength and came away with four bronze medals at the Fifth World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Nazelrod, son of Jessica Briggs and Jon and Robyn Nazelrod, competed in the 120-kilogram (265-pound) weight class in the junior division and earned bronze medals in the squat (315kg/694.5 lbs.), bench (230kg/507 lbs.), dead lift (307.5kg/678 lbs.), and his overall total (827.5kg/1824.3 lbs.). His world-class performance gave team USA eight of its 53 points, which was good enough for first place out of 27 countries in the division. Russia (45 points) and China (43) followed in second and third. Nazelrod, pictured above, begins his first squat of 295kg/650 lbs. One can find the full results from the event by visiting 
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Named 2017 Autumn Glory King, Queen
           Named 2017 Autumn Glory King, Queen   
The 2017 Autumn Glory Royalty Court has been selected for the 50th annual Autumn Glory Festival. This year's king is Ryan Hebb, and the queen is Alanna Kinney. Garrett Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of WVU Medicine, is the title sponsor of this year's festival. Hebb is a member of Southern High School basketball, cross-country, track, and theater. He is also involved with Loch Lynn Church and youth group. He works with children on service club basketball teams and is on the honor roll. Kinney participates in Northern High School soccer as a captain, is a member of the NHS newspaper and journalism club, and assists with morning announcements. She recently received the President's Volunteer Service Award and is also an honor roll student. Her other passions include piano and golf. The Autumn Glory king and queen will preside over the Autumn Glory kick-off reception on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and will be featured in the Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade on Saturday, Oct. 14. In addition to representing their home county during the Autumn Glory Festival and at other events, the royalty court will receive monetary contribution toward future educational attainment endeavors. The sponsors of this year's royalty court are Byco Enterprises Inc., Hugh Umbel Companies, and Potomac Edison. The 50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival is set for Oct. 11–15 and includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, and antique and craft shows. The festival is timed to coincide with the peak of fall foliage in Garrett County, which can be observed on  the 2017 Autumn Glory Fall Foliage Tours. For more information about the 50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival, persons may visit

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Jonah Facciolli Is Actual Salutatorian Of SHS '17 Class
Southern Garrett High School principal James Maddy recently announced that, because of a calculation error, this year's class salutatorian was named incorrectly. Jonah Facciolli, Swanton, is the Southern Garrett High School Salutatorian of the Class of 2017....
Full story appears on today's front page. 

GC Commissioners Approve Program Open Space Funds For Local Projects
The Garrett County commissioners approved fiscal year 2018 Program Open Space (POS) funding for eight local entities’ projects during their public meeting Monday evening in Bloomington....
See today's issue for details. 

Chautauqua 2017 Program Theme To Be “Voices Of The Great War”
For the 23rd consecutive summer, Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) will present the Maryland Humanities Chautauqua program at Garrett College on July 5, 6, and 7. This year’s focus will be “Voices of the Great War.”...
Details appear in today's issue.
Town Of Accident Homecoming Set For Fourth Of July
Accident’s annual 4th of July Homecoming celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 4, starting at 9 a.m. with the Ecumenical worship service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 102 S. Main Street...
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Bloomington Residents Learn Their Water Project Is “Changing Gears”
Plans have changed for the proposed Bloomington Water System Project, town residents learned during the Garrett County commissioners’ meeting Monday evening at the town’s fire hall. Discussions between the county and town about the project have been ongoing for about three years...
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ARNOLD, Evelyn S., 79, Oakland.
HAUSER, Raymond K. Sr.,  service.
MOSSER, Kathryn R. 66, Grantsville.
RESH, Audrey J., 72, Accident.
ROGERS, Jerry W., 75, Huntingdon, Pa.
SCHROCK, Stella M., 87, Oakland.
THAYER, Janet S., 60, Terra Alta, W.Va.
Janet S.Thayer, 60, Terra Alta, W.Va., and Brooksville, Fla., died on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Hospice in Brookside following a short illness. At Janet’s request, her body was donated to science. A memorial service will beheld at Crellin United Methodist Church, 57 Crellin Street, Crellin, this Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Barbara Rexroad officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD, 21550; or a charity of choice. 
A memorial for Raymond K. Hauser Sr., will be held thisSaturday, June 24, 2017, at Stemple Ridge Church, 2948 Stemple Ridge, Aurora, W.Va., from 10 a.m. to noon. He died on Dec. 19, 2016, after a long illness. 
Evelyn S. Arnold, 79, Oakland, died on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at her home. Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was conducted on Monday, June 19, with Pastor Chester Fisher officiating. Interment was in Gortner Union Cemetery, Oakland. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 378, Oakland, MD 21550. Condolences may be sent to her family at  
Kathryn R. Mosser, 66, Grantsville, died on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville. Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. A service was conducted on Tuesday, June 20, at Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, with the Rev. James A. Oester officiating. Interment was in Zion Church Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to either Zion Church Roof Fund or Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Jerry W. Rogers, 75, of Huntingdon, Pa., died on Friday, June 16, 2017, at South Fayette Nursing Center, Markleysburg, Pa. At Jerry's request, his body will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. this Friday, June 23, at Water Street Evangelical Church, Water Street, Pa., with Pastor Pat Murphy officiating. Visitation with the family will be held for one hour prior to the service. Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of cremation arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Audrey J. Resh, 72, Accident, died on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland. Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, Accident (McHenry). A service was held today, June 22, at St. John's Lutheran Church (LCMS), Cove, with the Rev. James A. Oester officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to either St. John's Lutheran Church (LCMS), or Hart for Animals. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Stella M. Schrock, 87, Oakland died on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Friends were received at the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was held today, June 22, with Pastor Barbara Rexroad. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. Condolences may be left for the family at
See full obituaries in the June 22 edition.
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