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For the record May 2

May 11, 2004

John R. Carson of Hagerstown received an Alumni Achievement Award for career and life achievement from Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Neb., at the college's Alumni Awards Banquet on April 24.Carson, a 1958 graduate of Midland Lutheran, was born in St. Joseph, Mo. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and sociology at Midland an a master of arts degree in political science from Drake University in 1963.

He spent more than 30 years as director of governmental affairs at the American Podiatric Medical Association in Bethesda, Md., retiring in 2001. He married his college sweetheart, Janet Petersen, and they have two sons and two granddaughters.

Two of Carson's favorite instructors at Midland were the late Drs. Orville Zabel and William Zimmerman. He said both were outstanding teachers who approached their subjects in varying ways and instilled a thirst for knowledge. Carson said his time at Midland was "a delightful and rewarding four-year experience."

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The Frederick County Sheriff's Office held its first Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on April 16 at the Woodsboro Fire Co. activities complex.

Middletown Burgess John Miller, the guest speaker, commended the volunteers for their efforts. "Without volunteer assistance, many of the events in small towns and communities could not be held," he said.

Between the Community Assistance Patrol members who put in 4,541 hours, and general volunteers who gave a total of 700 hours helping in administrative duties, sheriff's office volunteers compiled a grand total of 5,241 hours in 2003 to the agency and citizens of Frederick County. Approximately 60 volunteers and guests attended the dinner.

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