Monday, December 09, 2013 2:19 AM
Published on: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
By Mary McHale
Morningside Rescue Engine 27 featured in ‘Firehouse’
The engine made two sections. The first was in the Apparatus Showcase section, where it was pictured and featured for Spartan Chassis. The second was in the Apparatus Architect column, where the engine was highlighted for its ability to operate as a squad or an engine company.
Rescue Engine 27 went into production in January 2012, after a thorough design process, and was delivered in April. It’s the pride of the department.
Ruth Sanford, of Morningside, has a new great-granddaughter, Katelyn Morgan Brown-Sandoval, born in Baltimore Nov. 30 to Kevin and Kerri Sandoval. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Ruth’s daughter Linda Sandoval is the proud grandmother.
Nita Boone, formerly of Suitland Road, called from her new home in Pennsylvania to report that she had been here, visiting family and friends, when she stopped at the ESSO station, on the corner of Suitland and Skyline Drive, to get gas. She was having problems with the pump when a nice man said, “I’ll help you.” He directed her to another pump and pumped the gas for her. She asked me to say that there are nice people everywhere.
To Selena Holmes, a student at Suitland High, who created Stanley, a life-size octopus made of chicken wire, cloth, surgical gauze, dowel rods, paper mache, marbles, lights and bottle tops, to win first prize in the category of workmanship at the 11th annual Maryland Department of the Environment Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest on Nov. 16. First Lady Katie O’Malley presented Serena with her award, a Nook Tablet.
To Mason Arroyo, second grader at St. Mary’s School of Piscataway, on being awarded 1st Place for the Christmas card he designed for the Catholic Standard newspaper’s annual Christmas Card contest.
May they rest in peace
Thomas J. Allshouse Sr., 61, marketing executive and a 1969 graduate of McNamara High School, died Dec. 8. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Kit; sons, Thomas J. Sr. and Brian M. Allshouse; stepson, Broc Wilkerson; six siblings; and a grandson.
Happy anniversary to my grandson David and Nina McHale, their 12th on Dec. 30; Tom and Monique Laws, on Jan. 3; my grandson Conor and Heather McHale, their 9th on Jan. 3. And to my Jack, in heaven, happy 62nd anniversary. We were wed at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Saginaw, Michigan, at 9 o’clock in the morning, Jan. 3, 1951.