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DEAR DOCTOR: Everybody is talking about the coronavirus right now, but I still don’t really know what a virus is. How do they work? Why don’t antibiotics kill them?

DEAR READERS: Because of syndication scheduling, I write and submit my columns two weeks in advance of publication. Due to this time lag, the Q&A’s will not reflect the latest information about the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

• Allegany County Public Schools will reclaim April 9 as a makeup day. Teachers and students will continue with online learning platforms and supplemental work. ACPS will be closed April 10-13 for the Easter break. Student meals will not be available on those days. The third marking period r…

DR. WALLACE: I’m a 15-year-old girl, and one of my teachers calls all of the girls in my class “dear.” If a girl raises her hand, he’ll say, “Yes, my dear.” When a boy is called on, he addresses him as “buddy.” All of his students are called this, so I’ll admit in advance he does not single …

This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday and marks the day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem and was hailed as a king. This took place shortly after Christ had brought Lazarus back to life, so many turned out to see the man who could perform such a miracle. As he entered Jerusalem riding a donkey (ful…

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Animal Shelter is closed for all walk-ins. Animals are available for foster and adoption by appointment only. Call 301-777-5930 to schedule an appointment.

CUMBERLAND — The U.S. Small Business Administration and Treasury Department have initiated a mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need.

DEAR AMY: Our ostentatious friend is getting married (again) — for real, this time. His first wedding was an extravagant affair, complete with a destination bachelor party, a destination wedding at a fancy resort, expensive bottles — the works.

Editor’s note: Each week “Miner Recollections” will spotlight Georges Creek coal heritage, and the sacrifices made by those who mined it, by drawing upon biographical sketches, family narratives and historical research.

FROSTBURG — The Lonnie E. Nixon Legacy Endowment has been created in honor of the positive impact that Nixon made upon the lives of his students, family, friends and the community. The endowment committee is asking for donations to establish an annual award that will be presented to a gradua…

CUMBERLAND — West Virginia state park and forest campgrounds, as well as the scenic overlooks at Coopers Rock and Blackwater Falls, have been closed, Gov. Jim Justice announced.

DEAR DOCTOR: I’m stalled on my resolution to quit eating sugar. Why is it so hard? I just can’t seem to stop saying yes to sweets, especially my favorites — cookies and candy bars. Do you have any suggestions?

BEDFORD, Pa. — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus. However, weekdays at 1 p.m. through April 10 hourlong arts and crafts classes will be livestreamed through SAMA Bedford’s Facebook page. 

DEAR READERS: Because of syndication scheduling, I write and submit my columns two weeks in advance of publication. Due to this time lag, the Q&A’s will not reflect the latest information about the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic we are currently facing.

DEAR READERS: Because of syndication scheduling, I write and submit my columns two weeks in advance of publication. Due to this time lag, the Q&A’s will not reflect the latest information about the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic we are currently facing.

DEAR DR. FOX: I had a Lhasa-mix dog named Buster for 17 years. He was the child of a rescue dog I had adopted earlier, who I believe made me a puppy to replace himself right before he died.

CUMBERLAND —  Maryland Legal Aid and its subsidiary, Maryland Center for Legal Assistance, as nonprofit organizations providing essential services to low-income residents and as a law firm supporting the judicial system, are allowed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Department of Human Services has received approval to extend certification periods and adjust reporting requirements for Maryland’s SNAP benefit recipients from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

CUMBERLAND — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID deadline to Oct. 1, 2021, giving states more time to meet federal REAL ID requirements. The one-year extension will allow nearly 300,000 Marylanders to become REAL ID complian…

DEAR DOCTOR: I heard about a study that says working overtime gives you high blood pressure. My husband just joined a competitive company, and he’s expected to work a lot of extra hours. He’s already a Type A kind of guy, and I’m worried.

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FLINTSTONE - Royston Linwood Parker, 90, of Flintstone, passed to his eternal home Saturday, April 4, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) is handling arrangements.