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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.

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