Monday, April 21, 2014 3:25 AM
Published on: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
By Mary McHale
Morningside VFD and County Fire Department clash over ambulance issues
Well, I got some information from a high-ranking county officer, and I read the excellent report on the Morningside VFD website. For those who are really interested, go to www.morningsidevfd27.com/news and you’ll get their story.
Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor will meet with Volunteer Chief Michael White to discuss the ambulance and staffing issues. This was announced Monday.
As for me, and most of us in the Morningside/Skyline community, we are grateful to have such excellent fire departments to help keep us safe. Years ago, Morningside firefighters showed up to put out a kitchen fire in my house. And once I was taken by ambulance, as was my husband Jack at another time, to Southern Maryland Hospital. In both cases, the ambulances came from other departments.
Doug and Connie Sorensen, who are retiring as Directors of Music at St. John’s in Clinton, will be honored at St. John’s on Sept. 7. For information call the rectory at 301-868-1070 or Mary Ann King at 301-906-3228.
Get well wishes to Chester Lanehart.
Bells Church invites you to a Car Wash and Fish Fry on Aug. 31 sponsored by the United Methodist Men. The car wash begins at 8 a.m. and the fish fry at 11 a.m. For information about the fish fry, call Marlon Richardson at 301-437-7181.
A new McDonald’s will be opening next to Cheddars in Brandywine Crossing.
The old headquarters at Joint Base Andrews has been demolished and is now replaced by the William A. Jones III building. The headquarters was built in 1946 and was home to many commands over the years.
May they rest in peace
Harry Alexander Guy, Jr., 81, resident of Larches Court in Morningside and a sheet-metal mechanic with Dwyer, Inc. in Alexandria, died May 9. He served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1958 and was a member of the Waldorf Fire Department, Moose Lodge and Waldorf American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Bessie Padgett Guy, and his wife, Dorothy Linkous Padgett. He is survived by his sons Craig and Harry Guy; daughters Susan Simpson and Tina Kemper; sister, Betty Jameson; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and his companion, Ella May Cantrell. Burial was at the Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham.
Happy 65th anniversary to Aubrey and Annetta Pridgen on Aug. 27.