Rotary Satellite Club raises $2,000 for ‘It’s in the Bag

From The Garrett County Republican

OAKLAND — The Oakland Rotary Satellite Club, operating in partnership with the Oakland Rotary, raised $2,000 for the “It’s In The Bag” weekend and holiday backpack food program at a fundraiser in October.

The event was hosted at Smoke & Mirrors and included food and beverages and a silent auction.

“A special thanks to Dave Bruffy for donating use of the gallery, Scott Alexander for providing live music, and others across the community for their generous donations to the silent auction,” said Amy Bortz.

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Children’s pastor celebrates 25 years of teaching in Loch Lynn

From The Garrett County Republican

LOCH LYNN — Children attending Loch Lynn Church of God have been learning from children’s pastor Brenda Bernard for 25 years.

Over those years, she has taught many classes, directed VBS, went on camping trips, served as a counselor at church camp, had overnight lock-ins, went roller skating, ice skating, sled riding, horseback riding and on picnics.

She traveled with children and families to Ocean City for youth conventions, held movie nights, GLOW Nights (a Halloween alternative) and directed Christmas programs and other children’s musicals.

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Up on the rooftop – Southern High School snow removal

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

Oakland — Crews work atop Southern High School’s roof, clearing the accumluated snow with a snow blower Tuesday at the Oakland facility. All schools in Garrett county will be open today, except for Southern, Northern High School, Northern Middle School and Grantsville, Crellin and Dennett Road elementary schools.

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