Volunteers with the Mount Savage Ecumenical Food Pantry load groceries and other staples into boxes Wednesday morning in the social hall of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Among those working on the left, from front to back, are Albert Ryan; Francis Ryan, vice president; Barbara Corbin; Elaine Miller, president; Dick Gaughan; Judy Bohn and Ann Friend. On the right, same order, are Bonnie Gaughan; Sharon Logsdon, treasurer; Mildren Walkins and others. The pantry is operated by members of St. Patrick, Mount Savage United Methodist Church, St. George’s Episcopal Church and Ellerslie United Methodist Church. The boxes were being prepared for residents who had already signed up for assistance, but anyone who needs food may contact one of the churches. The pantry distributes the food boxes four times a year — Easter, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Powerful winter storm intensifies
With the wind chill falling to almost minus 40, Steve Hendershot’s mind was elsewhere Thursday as he and his crew of roustabouts worked an oil well in North Dakota’s booming oil patch.
On palm trees and beaches, in fact.
Clarysville fire chief allegedly misused funds
Another Allegany County volunteer fire department is facing difficulties.
Hunter Douglas adding 250 workers by summer
The Hunter Douglas fabrication plant in the North Branch Industrial Park will add 250 jobs by July as the window fashion manufacturer gears up to meet the demands of customers for its products.
Telecommunications company expanding Frostburg workforce
Hamilton Relay, a leading telecommunications relay and captioned telephone services provider, announced Thursday that it is expanding its workforce at its Frostburg center.
Nelson Mandela, former South African president, anti-apartheid leader, dies at 95
Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness.
South Africa’s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world.
Casino funds may go to scholarships
Allegany County commissioners plan to use new revenue coming to the county from slots operations at Rocky Gap Casino & Resort to fund a number of initiatives.
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Museum asks for delegation support on $2.75 million funding request
Officials with the Allegany Museum met with the District 1 legislative delegation Wednesday to seek support for a $2.75 million request for state funding to renovate the Pershing Street museum.
Ridgeley officials want public input on community center
The Ridgeley Town Council is asking the community to band together and form a committee to brainstorm ideas on how to make the community center financially viable so the doors can remain open.
Ag chief touts farm efforts in bay cleanup
Farmers have significantly reduced the flow of pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay, with new conservation practices keeping more than 15 million tons of sediment alone out of the estuary, a report released Thursday said.
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