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Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

October 17, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

McCarty installed as deacon at St. Paul's



The Rev. Deacon Steven McCarty was instituted as the first deacon of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, at a special service Oct. 12.

This celebration of new ministry service was led by Saint Paul's rector, the Rev. Mark Michael, and also involved many local clergy and members of the congregation. A reception followed in the parish hall. McCarty is a Washington County native and also works as a schools resource officer for the Sheriff's Department at Williamsport High School. He will lead the congregation in service to the community.

Orr to speak at Historical Society meeting Monday



Local low-carbon workshop leader Lisa Orr will speak to participants at the Keedysville Historical Society meeting on "The Low Carbon Diet for Owners of Houses-Old and New" Monday at 7 p.m. at the Keedysville Library near Taylor Park. Orr will give tips and resources to participants at the meeting on how to heat homes more efficiently and lower electricity, fuel oil and gas bills. Orr will also tell how she and her husband dramatically lowered the energy costs of their 19th century home in Burkettsville. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 301-791-3539.

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New Hope church to meet



The New Hope Church of God will meet for Bible study Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 127 S. Mechanic St. in Sharpsburg. For more information, call Ed Beeler at 240-625-5552 (cell) or 301-582-6192 (home.)

Rohrersville Ruritan to hold oyster supper



The Rohrersville Ruritan Club will hold an all-you-can-eat oyster, ham and turkey supper Saturday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Ruritan School in Rohrersville. Bring containers for carry-outs.

The supper costs $14 for adults (tax included) and $7 for those ages 6 to 12 (tax included). Children younger than 6 will be admitted free. The Rohrersville Ruritan School is off Md. 67, four miles south of Boonsboro and eight miles north of U.S. 340. For more information, call 301-432-8517 or 301-733-8741.

Fire company plans gun bonanza



The Potomac Valley Fire Co. will hold advance sales for the Nov. 8 gun bonanza. Tickets cost $40. Buy $10 tickets now for the "12 Days of Christmas Gun Raffle." One drawing for 12 days, starting Dec. 14. For more information, call 301-432-2130 (leave message.)

Jackie Willison to speak at senior site



Jackie Willison will speak on the topic "You Be The Judge" Monday at the senior site in Keedysville at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive.

Helen House will speak on "Probiotics" and conduct exercises Tuesday. For more information, call Martha Drennen, manager, at 301-432-5624.

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For more information about news from the Sharpsburg and Keedysville visit www.herald-mail.com/Washington County News/Columnists.

Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be sent to Harry Nogle at terp72@myactv.net or 301-432-2437.

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