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The Republican Newspaper - Established 1877 - Garrett County, Maryland - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - www.therepublicannews.com
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GRMC CANCER CENTER TO BE NAMED
           GRMC CANCER CENTER TO BE NAMED  
In recognition of major contributors, the Garrett Regional Medical Center's cancer treatment facility will be renamed and dedicated as the James and Shirley Bailey Regional Cancer Center on Friday, June 2. The event is being held in conjunction with National Cancer Survivors Day, designated to celebrate life and to honor and support persons who have been affected by cancer. Pictured above with the Baileys, center, is Mark Boucot, GRMC president and CEO. See story for details of the celebration.

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JROTC Instructor To Speak At Local Event
           JROTC Instructor To Speak At Local Event  
Oakland’s annual Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 29, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The parade will begin on Center Street then proceed to Second Street, Alder Street, and on to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Oakland Cemetery, where Lt. Col. (ret.) Ralph Sheaffer will give a presentation.
Participants will then proceed to Veterans Park, where a ceremony will be held to honor the flags and veterans of the various military branches. A luncheon will follow at Deer Park VFW Post #10077.
The Memorial Day events will be hosted by Proctor Kildow Post #71, and the parade is being organized by the American Legion and various other organizations.
Lt. Col. Sheaffer is the senior Army instructor for Southern Garrett High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program, and is a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Army. 
He graduated from Frostburg State College with a bachelor’s degree in geography, from West Virginia University with a master’s degree in agriculture education, and from the Army’s Command and General Staff School.
Sheaffer is originally from Rockville and entered the Army in February 1981, first with the Maryland Army National Guard and then active duty in February 1983. In April 1991, he completed his eight-year military obligation. He joined the West Virginia Army National Guard the next month and remained until May 2008.
Sheaffer served with Army engineer units in Germany, Missouri, and West Virginia. In the West Virginia National Guard, he was the defense movement officer with the Directorate of Logistics and a battalion operations officer for the 1092nd Engineer Battalion (S3).
Among his awards are the Meritorious Service Medal,
Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal with star, and the Army Parachutist Badge.
Sheaffer has been married for 34 years to Ellen Huyler, and they have two children, Thomas and Jacob.
He is a nine-year employee with Garrett County Public Schools. As an instructor, he is responsible for managing the JROTC program and the interaction between the school board and Army cadet command. Sheaffer has taught all four JROTC cadet levels of instruction and focus on the third- and fourth-year curriculum. He also coaches the cadets’ air rifle and leadership teams.
Sheaffer said he believes that well-placed pride and perseverance is 90 percent of the solution to any problem, and he extends this philosophy to helping all the students within the JROTC program. He has been the SAI for Southern Garrett since 2008.

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Obituaries
BENDER, Albert C., 86, Oakland.
BILLECK, Hilda M., 67, Terra Alta, W.Va.
PROUDFOOT, Mason S., 54, Covington, Ky., Charleston, W.Va., and Oakland.
REGNIER, Victoria A., 94, Oakland.
TEETS, Charles C., 68, Eglon, W.Va.
TIMMERMAN, Roger E., 62, Oakland.
YODER, Andrew J., 30, New Kensington, Pa., and Accident.
Roger E. Timmerman, 62, Oakland, died on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his home. According to his wishes, there will be no visitation or service, and private interment will be in the Deer Park Cemetery. The C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.csfredlockfh.com.
Albert C. Bender, 86, Oakland died on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at his home. Family and friends were received at the Gortner Amish Church, Oakland, where a funeral service was held on Monday, May 22, with Bishop Alvin Beachy officiating. Interment followed in the Gortner Amish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550. The C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at www.csfredlockfh.com.
Victoria A. Regnier, 94, Oakland, died on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Cherry Hill Assisted Living in Accident. Friends were received at St. Peter the Apostle Church, Oakland, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Fr. Doug Kenney on Tuesday, May 23. Interment followed in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550. The C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, has been entrusted with arrangements.
Charles C. Teets, 68, Eglon, W.Va., died on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Garrett Medical Regional Center, Oakland, Friends were received at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, Eglon. A funeral service was held on Saturday May 20, at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Deborah Strawser officiating. Interment followed in the Maple Spring Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of West Virginia, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339. Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, W.Va., in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.hinklefuneralhome.com.
Mason S. Proudfoot, 54, Covington, Ky., Charleston, W.Va., and Oakland, died  in Charleston, W.Va., on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The family wishes for Mason’s friends to contact C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, via phone at 301-334-3388, email at  mail@csfredlockfh.com, or by checking www.csfredlockfh.com for a future service date and to leave condolences. Inquiries are welcome to assist the family in locating as many friends of Mason as possible. Contributions in memory of Mason may be made to the Garrett County Animal Shelter, 152 Oakland Sang Run Rd., Oakland, MD 21550.
Andrew J. Yoder, 30, New Kensington, Pa., and Accident, died on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his residence in New Kensington. Friends will be received at the Cherry Glade Mennonite Church on Thursday, May 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. A service will be conducted in the church on Friday, May 26, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Barry Maust officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Cherry Glade Cemetery. Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.
Hilda M. Billeck, 67, Terra Alta, W.Va,, died on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland. At Hilda’s request, her body will be cremated. No services are planned at this time.
Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of her arrangements.

See full obituaries in the May 25 edition.
 

 
 
Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Awarded In GC
The Maryland Environmental Trust has awarded 49 Keep Maryland Beautiful (KMB) grants totaling over $160,000 to municipalities, non-profits, and schools for beautification projects, community cleanup activities, and environmental education programs throughout the state...
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Contract Awarded To Provide Inmate Health Services At Garrett County Jail
The Garrett County commissioners held their second public meeting of the month Monday evening at the Kitzmiller Community Center. They had a light agenda, which included a bid award and a resolution signing...
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Chamber of Commerce To Celebrate 20th Anniversary At Annual Dinner
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the annual membership meeting and dinner on Thursday, June 8, in the Agriculture Heritage Hall at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, McHenry, and catered by Dutch's at Silver Tree...
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GRMC To Celebrate National Survivors Day, Honor Baileys
Garrett Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of WVU Medicine, will celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day in conjunction with the naming dedication of the James and Shirley Bailey Regional Cancer Center on Friday, June 2...
Full story appears on today's front page.

 
 
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