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Clear Spring briefs

November 14, 2006|by MARLO BARNHART

Baker prepares for new county post



CLEAR SPRING - Terry Baker, the town's outgoing vice mayor, attended his final meeting Monday night to thank everyone for their support in his recent successful bid to become a Washington County Commissioner.

A Republican, Baker, 50, was the second-highest votegetter in the Nov. 7 general election for the five-member board.

He said he told many people one of the reasons he ran for the county post was to better serve the municipalities.

"Who better knows the people of Clear Spring than their elected officials?" Baker asked.

At the Dec. 11 Clear Spring town meeting, Steve Blickenstaff will be sworn in as vice mayor and Stewart Brennan will take the oath of office for town council.




Garden Club presents beautification awards



CLEAR SPRING - Several months ago, Clear Spring Garden Club members decided to reward the top 10 residents of Cumberland Street for their effort to beautify their curbside garden areas.

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But when the members started canvassing the street for those 10, they instead found 19 residents who had excelled with their projects, said Cindy Downs, garden club president.

"So many were doing great jobs," she said. So the club decided to nearly double their pledge to award $25 gift certificates to each of the 19 homeowners instead of the original plan for 10.

When the state streetscape work was done on Cumberland Street/U.S. 40 a number of years ago, the garden club planted the areas along the curb.

Those areas are now in the care of the homeowners, Downs said.

The awards were presented to Shirley Gossard, Sandra Johnson, Susan and Eugene White, Diana Crosby, Amy Martin, Douglas Starook, Zeana Blair, Colleen Cashall, Michael and Cindy Johnson, Sandra and Jeffrey Inskeep-Fox, Fay and Robert McCarty, Mary Clever, David Wiles, Joe Lupia, Glenda Blickenstaff, Parcenia Trumpower, Michelle Buckley, Kelly Phelps/Brent Kershner, and Amy and Don Reed.

The gift certificates are good for plants and garden supplies from Locust Hill Nursery, Downs said.




Town Hall closed for Thanksgiving holiday



CLEAR SPRING - Town Hall will be closed Nov. 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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