Sunday, December 08, 2013 5:27 AM
Published on: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
By Mary McHale
Morningside electing mayor, council members
Kenneth “Chrys” Wade is the only candidate for mayor. Mayor Karen Rooker decided not to run again after serving for six years, since 2007. Chrys moved to Morningside in the late 1980s with his parents, moved away and then back to Woodland Road in 2008, with his wife and son. He is not making promises, but rather will “make my way around town to meet with as many residents who will allow me ... to hear your voices and concerns.”
Vice Mayor James “Jim” Ealey has served well as councilman or vice mayor in the last three administrations. “In each,” he says, “I have exercised a voice of reason and integrity. … I am again asking for your support on May 6.”
Councilman Todd Eugene Mullins was selected to fill the council seat held by Kevin Kline, who resigned earlier this year. Todd lived in Forestville before moving his family to Morningside in 2008. Since then, he attended every town meeting and has been involved in all the town’s activities, including snow removal. He seeks reelection to the council with one thing on his mind — “doing what is right for the Town of Morningside.”
Elizabeth Long, who has lived on Randolph Road since 1986, is running for council member. She has worked as an administrative assistant, bookkeeper and office manager of a law firm for more than 34 years and says she will be “a strong advocate and carry a strong voice for our senior citizens.”
“I will work towards keeping a reasonable and low tax rate, keeping an honest and open government and a commitment to making Morningside a great place to live, work and play,” she added.
The Town Meeting Room will be going through a renovation, so the swearing-in ceremony will be at 7 p.m. May 20 at the Morningside Fire Department. The next town meeting, at 8 p.m. May 21, will also be at the fire department.
Dr. Richard J. Ghattas, obstetrician and gynecologist in Clinton and other area locations for more than 41 years, is retiring. He will be much missed.
I enjoyed having my niece, Linda (Mudd) O’Brien of Fort Collins, Colo., spend a few days with me on her return from pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal.
Ladies Night fashions and more
Church Women United
May they rest in peace
William Talton Randall, 97, an outfielder who played in the 1940s for Washington’s Homestead Grays, one of the premier teams in the Negro baseball leagues, died Feb. 13 in Columbia. He worked for the Navy and NASA, retiring in 1973. He was a longtime resident of Temple Hills.