Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Rotary honors exemplary police officers

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Members of the Carroll Creek Rotary Club recently honored five Frederick City Polie officers with Officer of the Month awards for the months of August through December.

Police Chief Kim Dine handed out the awards according to a press release from the Rotary Club.

* Officer Vincent Brown earned the award in August for apprehending four youths who broke into more than 20 cars. These suspects were also found responsible for thefts in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

* Officer First Class Megan Ryan earned the September award for locating a car stolen in Montgomery County stopped at the red light at the intersection of 5th and North Market Streets. The two occupants in the car were apprehended without incident.

* Officer First Class Jeffrey Gunder earned the award for October. Gunder searched for and found the vehicle and suspect involved in a robbery. His proactive investigation in this case closed two armed robbery investigations.

* Officer First Class Joseph Wheeler earned the award for November after responding to a commercial alarm at two businesses at 50 N. McCain Drive, Frederick. The first officer on the scene, Wheeler saw a man running from the businesses carrying cash register drawers. Wheeler pursued him on foot and apprehended the suspect a short distance from the scene.

* In December, Officer First Class Kevin Forrest earned the award for responding to a counterfeiting call at the Taco Bell located on East Patrick Street, Frederick. Forrest located the two females who had tried to buy food with counterfeit cash. After a traffic stop, the females were taken into custody and positively identified. Of the other two occupants of the van, a female had an open warrant and a male was in possession of marijuana.

The Rotary Club of Carroll Creek is a service organization of approximately 150 professionals based in Frederick. For more information, visit www.carrollcreekrotary.org.

Lions get a lessonon clocks

At a recent meeting of the Middletown Lions Club, David Myers, a local clock historian and president of the Middletown Historical Society, presented a program on antique clocks. Interested in clocks at an early age, Myers started collecting them 25 years ago and apprenticed in learning to repair them, according to a press release from the Lions Club. He owns the Boonsboro Clock Company where he repairs and sells clocks.

Myers advised group members to always research before buying a clock for investment purposes.

For more information about the Middletown Lions Club and its activities, call 301-371-9429.

Wolfsville Ruritanshost fundraiser

The Wolfsville Ruritan Club will sponsor a Country Butchering on Feb. 22 through Feb. 23. Pork products, including fresh pork cuts, uncured hams, sausage, pudding, and cracklins will be available.

To place an order, call Bob Condon, 301-293-1109 or Geraldine Miller, 301-293-2696 by Feb. 11.

The orders will be available or pick-up from 5-7 p.m., Feb. 22, and 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Feb. 23, at the Wolfsville Ruritan Community Park, Brandenburg Hollow Road, Wolfsville.

Ruritans scholarshipavailable

The Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club will offer two $1,500-scholarships to deserving students — one to a 2008 high school graduate and one to a current college student.

The award is limited to individuals who live in the Linganore and Walkersville High School districts.

Applications are available in the guidance offices at both schools. Applications are due by April 21. The winners will be announced in May. For more information, call 301-898-7951.

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