FROM THE PAST
Although construction has actually been going on for a few weeks, two of the commissioners, Julius Grollman and Leonard Smith, donned souvenir steel construction helmets and journeyed out to the field to pose with the big heavy duty equipment in use for grading and earth moving.
*** That massive power failure that crippled much of the East Coast Monday morning hit Queen Anne’s County for only 30 minutes, from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
While many larger cities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware were affected most of the day, Eldred Browne, plant superintendent in Centreville, said all power was restored here within about 31 minutes.
*** The climate in the County Commissioners office on Tuesday was varied with a cool discussion on air conditioning, a lukewarm discussion on poverty and a red-hot discussion on the county library.
In the afternoon, the heated conversation got off on the proposed library for Queen Anne’s County which the county is expected to contribute to in order to get state and federal money for the project.
… The commissioners seemed to be upset because they had not been consulted before the bids were let and the subject got around to the $110,000 that the county is to donate.
“You must set high standards and goals for yourself,” he said. “If you can convince yourself that you can, chances are that you will.”
*** Out of a class of 244 seniors, 100 have been accepted into a four-year college, according to senior class guidance counselor Albert Romansky. Twelve students are going into the military, 20 percent already have jobs. Ten percent of the seniors were still undecided.
*** School officials’ plans to offset a $300,000 deficit in the county food services have some county cafeteria workers worried about their jobs.
Food service employees from all nine schools in the county met last Monday to discuss their fears and strategies to fight a school board plan to see whether an outside food management company should be hired.
*** The body of Loretta Larrimore, 40, of Centreville, was recovered from the Choptank River on Monday at 7:15 p.m., according to Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police. They were were called to the Windy Hill public landing near Trappe at 5:50 p.m. and joined the Trappe Volunteer Fire Company in the search for Larrimore.
The body was taken to Memorial Hospital at Easton. An autopsy is scheduled. He death is being investigated. She is reported to have swam from the pier about 40 yards before disappearing under the water.
*** Anita Jones brought her wallaby pair, Kanga and Roo, home to Bennett Point on Friday afternoon. But less than half an hour later, Kanga had escaped through a small hole at the bottom of the fence.
Jones said she had purchased the pair back in December from God’s Gift Farm in Church Hill, but had just been able to bring them home Friday. She’s hoping that Kanga may be headed back to Church Hill.