Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

July 26, 2006|by HARRY NOGLE

Marsh Center to host cancer screening

The John R. Marsh Cancer Center will host a Breast Cancer Screening Clinic at the Sharpsburg Town Hall from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, July 28. A licensed nurse practitioner will provide participants with free breast health education information and a free clinical breast exam. Mammograms, if indicated, are completed the same day, or within a threeweek period, at Washington County Hospital. Financial assistance is available for charges that are not covered by personal insurance. Call 301-665-4671 to make your appointment or for more information.

Cookie Grim offers 'thanks'

Frances "Cookie" Grim would like to thank all her friends, neighbors and relatives for their calls, cards, flowers and prayers during her recent knee replacement surgery July 3. Cookie is now up and walking and getting stronger every day.

Masons computer distribution July 29

The Master, Wardens and Brethren of Antietam Lodge 197 of Keedysville have now completed the task of refurbishing the many computers that were collected during their recycling day in April. The computers are now programmed with Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system and include a free anti-virus program, 10 hours of free monthly NetZero Internet services, more than 20 games, Microsoft's Office 2000 with Word and Excel for all your word processing and financial needs.


Computer systems will be given to any senior 55 and above who wishes to have one at no cost. A computer system can include any or all of the following if so desired: computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cables, speakers, printer and printer cable.

The Brethren of Antietam Lodge will be once again at the Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville on Saturday, July 29, between 1 and 4 p.m. to assist area seniors with their computers. This is on a first-come, first-served basis for the 60 computers.

The Little Antietam Community Center is at 40 Mount Vernon Lane in Keedysville just off Main Street.

Antietam Lodge 197 meets at its Masonic Temple at 7 S. Main St. in Keedysville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. All Masons are invited to attend.

Fire company to hold basket raffle

The Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 will hold a Longaberger Basket Raffle during October. Proceeds will go toward purchasing new equipment for the company. The winning numbers will be determined by the Maryland evening 3-digit lottery. Lotteries are valid for October only.

Tickets cost $10 each; two lottery numbers on one ticket. For tickets, contact Guy Robinson (301-223-8862); Jim Kalbflesh (301-432-4573) the Sharpsburg Fire Hall (301-432-6321) or any member of the fire company or ladies auxiliary. The fire company would like to thanks all those who have helped throughout the year with donations and support for the concession stand at the Battlefield Concert.

Jamison to collect Sharpsburg taxes

Sharpsburg Tax Collector Debra L. Jamison will collect Sharpsburg town taxes in the Town Hall Council Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. during July and August on the following dates:

July 25, 27; August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31.

Battlefield to present 'The 1st Texas'

Living history volunteers from Medich's Confederate Battalion will tell the story of the men from the First Texas regiment at Antietam. Weapons and tactics demonstrations will be held throughout Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, with ongoing interpretation in the camp throughout the day.

Lions Club events

Regularly scheduled activities planned by the Sharpsburg Lions for the month of July are as follows:

ยท Changing of the Banner, New Midway (July 29),

Through membership in a Lions club, people not only help those in need, but have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain leadership skills.

Regular meetings of the Sharpsburg Lions are held at the Lions' Den at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Main Street in Sharpsburg.

Society collecting for Treasure Sale

The seventh annual Treasure Sale benefiting the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will be held Saturday, Nov. 11. It's not too early to donate your tax-deductible items to the sale - dishes, furniture, art objects, jewelry, toys and games, anything but clothing and appliances. Call the museum at 301-739-5257 to make arrangements for pickup at your home or business if you are unable to deliver your items to the museum directly.

The Singer Society, the museum's volunteer committee, greatly appreciates the community's involvement in this yearly fundraiser. Mark your calendar for the Preview Reception on Nov. 10 and the Treasure Sale on Nov. 11.

Southeastern Senior Center

Regularly scheduled activities provided at the Senior Center during July include: Bean Bag Toss; Bingo; Cards; Conversation and Newspaper; Darts; Horseshoes; Table Bowling.

The Southeastern Senior Site for senior activities is at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive, Keedysville.

Call Martha Drennen, manager, at 301-432-5624 for more details.

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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be sent to Harry Nogle at or 301-432-2437.

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