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The Republican Newspaper - Established 1877 - Garrett County, Maryland - Thursday, July 2, 2015 -
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in this photo is the problem of sediment collecting in various coves at Deep Creek Lake, sparking an initiative by elected officials, various agencies, and the Friends of Deep Creek Lake (FoDCL) to convince the state of Maryland – owner of DCL – that sediment dredging is now a necessity. The young lady pictured above is the 9-year-old, 4-foot-tall daughter of Tony Fuller, a property owner at the Green Glade cove. She is standing on the current cove "floor" some 400 feet from shore, with her head and shoulders well above water. A public forum was organized and hosted recently by FoDCL, and a series of informative articles about dredging in other lakes will begin in next week's issue of The Republican.

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Each year, the Garrett County Arts Council honors local people and businesses for being particularly helpful in the promotion of the arts in the county. This year the organization named June and Charlie McClosky as the 2016 Friends of the Arts, and Clear Mountain Bank as the Business Friend of the Arts. June McClosky is pictured directly above center, with Joan Lyon, president of the arts council, on the left, and Karen Reckner, executive director, at right. In the photo at the top is branch manager Gene Flinn representing Clear Mountain Bank, left, with Lyon and Cory Stieringer, the arts council's gallery manager and assistant to the executive director, at the GCAC's membership meeting, when the award was announced. See story.

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           BRING ON THE KIDS   
The staff of Broad Ford Elementary School is all revved up and ready to welcome the students, who will come through the doors next week. All the faculties and staffs of Garrett County Public Schools are in anticipation mode, waiting for Monday, Aug. 29, when the tots to teens will return to the classroom and begin another year of study, friendship, fun, and hard work. Back-to-school nights are underway, with Broad Ford's set for this evening, Aug. 25, along with several other schools. Parents may contact their children's school for schedules. All drivers should be aware that the students will be back at the bus stops next week, and some of the children are new at it. Therefore, caution and patience for all are strongly advised. 

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Obituaries for Aug. 25
Rosalie H. Stemple-DeWitt, 89, Oakland, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at the Oakland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Oakland.Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Services were conducted in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, Aug. 18, with Rev. Ivan Ackerman officiating. Interment was in Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland. Condolences may be sent to her family at
Lonnie H. Rodeheaver Jr.,86, Oakland, died on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Goodwill Retirement Community, Grantsville. Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, where services were conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 23, with Rev. John Legeer officiating. Interment was in Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550. Condolences may be left for the family at
Maxine M. Warnick, 68, Grantsville, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland.Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where services were conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Cremation followed the services. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Edith M. Scourtis, 82, died on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at her home in Olney. A celebration of life service will be held at a future date to be determined by family members. A private inurnment for family will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company, P. O. Box 425, Walkersville, MD 21793.
Linda Broadwater, 70, died on Aug. 22, 2016, in Annapolis, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852; Private funeral services were provided by Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Homes at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge.
A graveside gathering will be held on Friday, Aug. 26, at 2:30 p.m. at 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge.
Glenn P. Tolbert died on Aug. 19, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dr. C. Scott Robinson officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services at the church. Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
GCAC Honors McCloskys, Clear Mtn. Bank As Friends Of The Arts
Since 1995 the Garrett County Arts Council board of directors has annually honored individuals and organizations for contributions made toward the promotion of local arts by presenting them with the Friend of the Arts award. The award honors those who demonstrate exemplary and long-standing advocacy and support of the arts....
For more information, see today's issue.

Friendsville Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Burglary
A 31-year-old Friendsville man was sentenced last week  by Judge Ray Strubin, Garrett County Circuit Court, to 10 years in the Division of Correction for a burglary charge....
See today's issue for details.   

Applications Now Being Accepted For Mini-Grant Prog.
The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area's mini-grant program is now accepting applications. The program is a matching grant up to $2,000 designed to provide funding for innovative exhibits, tours, events, planning, and projects which build upon interpretive themes identified in the Heritage Area's management plan....
More information can be found in today's issue.

Driver Ejected In Single-Vehicle Wreck Saturday
An Oakland woman sustained unspecified injuries after she was ejected from her vehicle in a single-vehicle accident late last Saturday night. Garrett County sheriff's deputies responded to the 10:45 p.m. scene....
More information can be obtained from today's issue.

Girl Is Severely Injured In DCL Tubing Accident
A Baltimore family's tubing outing on Deep Creek Lake resulted in severe injuries to a 7-year-old girl, who was airlifted to Ruby Memorial, according to reports....
For more details, see today's issue. 

Elected Officials To Visit County To Gather Opinions On Fracking
Delegates Kumar Barve and David Fraser-Hidalgo and other members of the Maryland House of Delegates Environment and Transportation Committee will be traveling to Garrett County next Tuesday, Aug. 30, to examine the topic of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking....
See today's issue for further information.

Police Seeking Any Leads On Suspects In Recent Burglary
The Garrett County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent burglary that occurred at the Lakeside Creamery, located at Deep Creek Lake....
See today's issue for more information.

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