Around Clear Spring

June 08, 2010|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Yeakle has spent 42 years as school bus driver

Carole Yeakle, who has been a school bus driver for 42 years, is semiretiring today as school comes to an end for the summer.

Yeakle, the driver of bus 29c, has driven students to school and back in the Clear Spring Middle, Clear Spring High and Conococheague Elementary school district for all of these years.

She has driven safely for approximately 756,000 miles of regular route driving and approximately 252,000 miles of extracurricular trips. She also took numerous cross-country trips to pick up new school buses.


She is retiring from full-time driving and regular routes this year, but will substitute and do some occasional extracurricular trips in the future.

She is proud to say that she has driven the grandchildren of some of the original students who rode her bus. Thank you, Carole, for the safe driving and devotion to the students and families that you have had contact with in your long career as a school bus driver.

Alumni banquet

The Clear Spring High School Alumni Banquet will be Friday, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Clear Spring Fire Co. bingo hall.

For more information, call Mary Jane or Don Spickler at 301-223-6872.

Vacation Bible School

Potomac Charge United Methodist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School from June 21 to 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for the Big Pool/Clear Spring area.

It will be held at St. Paul's UMC on the corner of Tederick and Ernstville roads in Big Pool.

The theme will be "High Seas Expedition."

For more information, call 301-842-3212.

Vacation Bible school

Clear Spring community Vacation Bible School will be from June 14 to 18 from 9 to 11:45 a.m. at St. John's UCC.

The theme is "Son Quest Rainforest." The school is sponsored by St. Peter's Lutheran Church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and St. John's UCC.

The event is for those ages 3 to grade eight.

The event will include a picnic celebration on the Friday following the regular activities. Parents and relatives are invited.

The children will learn about rainforest animals and the teachings of Jesus. Crafts will be part of the activities.

For more information, call 301-842-2500.

Did you know?

Did you know that the yellow house at 103 Cumberland St. used to be a clothing store?

During the Civil War, the Rebels rode down the street, stopped in front of the store and shot the storekeeper in his store.

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