Mency sets scoring mark

February 24, 2011|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

Senior co-captain Dee Mency, who grew up in Hagerstown, became the fourth player in the 62-year history of the Merrimack College men's basketball program to score 2,000 points. He set the mark in Wednesday's 82-62 loss to Southern New Hampshire.  

The senior guard connected on a three-pointer with 13:56 to play in the first half to record points No. 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Before the night was over, Mency registered 27 points and passed former Warrior great Gary Duda (1988-92), as the fourth-highest scorer in program history. Mency now has 2,026 career points.

Chili sale

The women of Ebenezer AME Church, 40 W. Bethel St. in Hagerstown,  will hold a chili sale Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m.

Church to host chicken dinner

The Pastor's Aide Committee of Greater Campher Temple will hold a chicken dinner Saturday from 11 a.m. until sold out.

The dinner will be at Bethel Gardens on Henry Avenue in Hagerstown.

The menu includes fried chicken, potato salad, green beans or macaroni and cheese, rolls an soda.

The dinner costs $8.

For delivery, call 240-217-9581.

SHHS Class of '71 reunion

The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1971 will celebrate its 40-year class reunion Saturday,  Oct. 1, at Beaver Creek Country Club.  

Invitations will be mailed out in March. The committee is in the process of updating its mailing list.  

To receive an invitation, call Vickie (Martin) Layton at 301 791-1486, Dianne (Kronawetter) Snyder at 301 791-6257 or JoEllen Beckley Allenberg at 301 733-8732.  

If you know someone from this class who is living out of town, please pass this information on to the committee.  

This was a large graduating class and it is a challenge to keep track of everyone.

Step show

The Girls Scouts of Troop 47888 from Memorial Recreation Center will host a step show this weekend.

For more information, call 301-790-0203.

Cinderella's Closet

  When the Student Government members at Washington County Technical High School open the doors for the third annual Cinderella's Closet fundraiser on Friday, March 4, to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County, the stakes will be higher than they have been in previous years.

Students are hoping to beat last year's total of $450 and reach a goal of $600. To add some incentive, Technical High School Principal Jeffrey Stouffer and shelter Executive Director Paul Miller agreed to dress in prom attire, women's prom attire, for the presentation of the donation on March 18 at 9:15 at Tech High if the students reach their goal.

Helping to make this event memorable is Judi Wilson of Potomac Bridals, at 20 Public Square in Hagerstown. She has agreed to attire both men in prom dresses for the presentation on March 18, which includes formal fittings and proper color coordination of their outfits.

 In addition to helping to make both men look their best, Potomac Bridals donated four new dresses to the fundraiser.

"We are delighted to help out," Wilson said. "I am pleased to help the students and the shelter."

Neither Miller nor Stouffer have a comment at this time.

Marjorie Kellman, Skills USA/SGA Lead Adviser, and the 2010-11 Teacher of the Year, is overseeing the fundraiser.

 "We are very excited to have this additional motivation for the kids to reach their goal of $600." Kellman said. "We have received a number of beautiful dresses already and hope we will have more to offer on the 4th when the sale begins."

Donations of dresses and formal attire for men and women are being accepted at Tech High, 50 W. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, and at the Humane Society until March 2. The sale will be on Friday, March 4, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with a rain/snow date of March 8. It will be held in the Health Occupations classroom at Tech High on Oak Ridge Drive.

No dress will be sold for more than $50. The public is welcome.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

Black History trivia

Black History Month will end next week and I hope you have learned a little more about Black History through this trivia, but don't let it end here.  Visit your local library, a book store or talk to your favorite teacher.

"Learn the past, watch the present and create the future."

— Justin Conrad

Trivia questions

1.) Who was one of the Marine Corps' first black enlistees during World War II, later played for the Negro League's Baltimore Elite Giants and was a tennis instructor at many Baltimore clubs?

2.) Who was the black Air Force materials research engineer who invented and patented new lubricants used in high-flying aircraft and NASA space missions?

3.) Who is the first African-American Speaker Pro Tem of the Maryland House of Delegates?

4.) Who was the first back astronaut to walk in space?

5.) When and where did the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. make his "I Have a Dream" speech?

6.) Where was the first "sit-in" at a segregated lunch counter?

7.) Where was Malcolm X born?

And the last one is

8,) What was "Resurrection City?"


1.) Ernest Burke

2.) John B. Christian

3.) Del. Adrienne A. Jones

4.) Bernard Harris Jr.

5.) Washington D.C., Aug. 28, 1963

6.) Greensboro, N.C.

7.) Omaha, Neb.

8.) In Washington D.C., it was a part of the Poor People's Campaign, which addressed the issues of economic justice and housing for the poor in the United States.

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