Local briefs

May 30, 2007

Bridge club posts results

Eleven pairs competed Friday, May 25, during a meeting of the Little Heiskell Duplicate Bridge Club in Hagerstown.

David Abuhove and Jack Sherwood finished first in the A stratum with a 71.88 percent game. Rick Elbo and Jean Toth were second in A with 61.46 percent, and Elaine Rowe and Judy Ochs were third in A with 56.17 percent. Anne and Frank Carden came in fourth in A with 54.17 percent. Elizabeth Wiley and Willa Garner placed first in B with 53.24 percent, and Joann Fillingham and Alan Brown were second in B and first in C with 50 percent. Jack and Patsy Mesner placed third in B with 46.88 percent, and Scott and Debbie Kiser were second in C with 44.27 percent.

In the annual master-point race, Bill and Madeline Davis are tied for first place with 15.88 points. Dick and Lois Taylor are tied for third with 11.04, and Frank Carden is fifth with 10.18. Elaine Rowe is sixth with 9.5, and Jean Toth and Rick Elbo are tied for seventh place with 9.49. Anne Carden is ninth with 8.32, and Scott and Debbie Kiser are tied for 10th place with 8.02.


The Little Heiskell Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the American Legion on Northern Avenue. All bridge players are welcome. For more information, call 301-797-4627. On Friday, June 1, the club will participate in the annual World Wide Bridge Championship. Hands will be predealt, and analyses of the bidding and play will be provided.

Vendors sought for craft shows

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Indoor shelter spaces for crafters with original hand-crafted items are still available for the 20th anniversary June Jubilee, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 10, in War Memorial Park off Tennessee Avenue in Martinsburg.

Indoor spaces cost $30. Crafters must provide their own display equipment. In addition to the arts and crafts, there will be a variety of food vendors, car show, kids rides, a Ronald McDonald show, and the park concession will be open. For an application, call 304-264-4842.

ยท Lakeside Park's annual craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16.

Vendor spaces cost $25. Vendors must provide their own tables and chairs. Proceeds from space rentals will go toward Lakeside's summer activity program for children.

For information, call 301-582-3409.

Grange offers scholarship to the hearing-impaired

The Maryland State Grange is offering its annual deaf scholarship to deaf or hearing-impaired students who are preparing to work with hearing-impaired people. The applicant must be one of the following: a resident of Maryland, a Maryland high school graduate, or be attending a college in Maryland.

For information and/or the scholarship criteria and guidelines, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Donna D. Wiles, deaf scholarship director, Maryland State Grange, 5543 Buffalo Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

Deadline to apply is Friday, June 1.

Rabies clinics in Pa., W.Va.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Antietam Humane Society will hold a rabies clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Greencastle Train Station. Dogs and cats 3 months and older may be vaccinated for $7 each. All animals should be on a leash or in a carrier.

For information, call the shelter at 717-762-9091.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will hold a spring rabies clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Gowers Feed. Dr. Kevin Roberts of Hillside Veterinary Clinic will be vaccinating dogs and cats older than 4 months old. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. The vaccination cost is $7 for each pet. For information, call 304-725-0589 or go

Free electronic recycling in Washington County

Washington County residents will be able to recycle old computers, monitors, printers and other electronic items from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at 40-West Landfill, one mile west of Huyetts Crossroads on U.S. 40.

Television sets, radios and telephones as well as home computing devices will be accepted. The only restriction will be a maximum of four monitors or television sets per vehicle, and the event is open to residents of Washington County only.

For information, call Harvey Hoch at 240-313-2796.

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