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Still some $6,000 short of its goal of $24,000 is the current fund drive of the Queen Anne’s County Youth Center.
With the return of classes of teenagers this proposed center is to benefit, Dr. A.J. Blaney, president, said he is certain that the idea which had its beginning as a dream, is soon going to materialize.
The board of directors is being assisted by a junior board of school students and they are anxious to help.
B. Hackett Turner, 59, a former State’s Attorney for Queen Anne’s County, was appointed Tuesday by Governor Spiro Agnew as a judge of the Second Judicial Circuit of Maryland.
Turner, who has been engaged in the practice of law in Centreville since 1935, succeeds Thomas J. Keating Jr., who reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 on Sept. 7. Tuner will serve until the general election of 1970, when to continue to serve he must stand for election for a 15-year term.
The new jurist was born in Centreville, Nov. 19, 1908, a son of late B. Hackett and Alice B. Turner, and his father was clerk of the circuit court for many years.
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Mrs. William E. Wooters, who had served as deputy in past years, was appointed Register of Wills of Queen Anne’s County this week to fill the unexpired term of Miss Dorothy E. Connolly.
The judges of Orphans’ Court also announced that Mrs. Robert H. Thompson would continue as present deputy register.
Miss Connolly died Sept.
7 in Memorial Hospital in Easton after more than 26 years in the office.
Mrs. Wooters is the former Madlyn R. Ewing of Easton and her husband is service foreman for the C&P Telephone Company of Maryland in the Centreville office.
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The County Commissioners had a light schedule Tuesday with only one appointment, but many checks and vouchers to be signed due to the help needed for the Primary Election last week.
Harry B. Wright Jr., who has taken over the bulk of the insurance business of