Charles Co. Gov. News Briefs

Find Your "Purrfect" Pet During Adopt-a-Cat Month

To help find loving homes for cats, the Tri-County Animal Shelter is offering a reduced fee cat adoption event this June. The Tri-County Animal Shelter will take in over 600 cats during the month of June. Many of these cats are loving, friendly house cats looking for a new home.

You can view many of our cats in our free roaming cat room on our cat cam at Preview our cats before coming to adopt and you will see our longtime residents like KeeKee our pretty girl with the big beautiful eyes and Rocky our Maine Coon with the long flowing hair. These two and others are desperately searching for a new home.

These are just a couple of the many cats available for adoption. If you've thought of adding a feline to your family, join the Tri-County Animal Shelter as we celebrate national Adopt-a-Cat-Month in June. Adopt a cat for $25. Adopt a kitten for just $45. Kittens are up to six months and cats are seven months and over.

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit or to find your "purrfect" pet.

June SCOOP Publication Available May 22

The June 2013 Charles County Department of Community Services issue of The SCOOP will be available online at on Wednesday, May 22. Printed copies of the SCOOP will also be available at your local senior center starting on Wednesday, May 22.

The SCOOP contains news, special events, and trips. This issue also features cash bingo, a trip to the National Zoo and The Archie Edwards Blues Ensemble Party.

Get out your pedometers and go walking at the zoo. On Tuesday, June 4, the Clark Senior Center will host a trip to the National Zoo. You will have the opportunity to explore, watch feeding demonstrations, and learn about the animals. Bring your sun screen and pack a lunch. School bus transportation departs the Clark Senior Center at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per person. To registration, contact Debi Shanks at 301-609-5711.

The Waldorf Senior Center will be hosting Cash Bingo on Thursday, June 13, from 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. All proceeds will directly benefit Charles County's four Senior Centers to provide fitness equipment, computers, audio/visual equipment, program materials, entertainment, arts and crafts, bus trips and so much more. Please note: Payouts are determined by the number of attendees, so bring your friends and family.

The Indian Head Senior Center will feature The Archie Edwards Blues Ensemble Party on Thursday, June 13 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Come listen to this group of musicians representing the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation (AEBHF), also known as the Barbershop. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 11.

For information on events offered by the Department of Community Services, visit, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

Commissioners Recognize 2012-2013 Winter State Champion Athletes

Photo courtesy of Charles Co. Government.

On Tuesday, May 14, the Charles County Commissioners recognized the 2012-2013 winter athletic accomplishments of Charles County Public School Schools students.

2012-2013 winter athletics accomplishments are:

La Plata High School

Individual Champions Wrestling - Head Coach Johnathan Pankhurst; 120 lbs., Marty Margolis

Westlake High School

Individual Champions 3A Indoor Track - Head Coach Bryn Smetana; Kiara Parker, Girls 55 meter Dash

Henry E. Lackey High School

Individual Champions 2A Indoor Track - Head Coach Katie Schubbe; Alexis Murry, Girls 55 meter and 300 meter Dash

Thomas Stone High School

Individual Champion Wrestling: Head Coach Michael Kositzke; 182 lb Garrett Lineberger - (2nd time state champion) (Washington Post All-Met)

Individual Champions 2A Indoor Track: Head Coach Paul Jenkins; Rachel Halmon, 500 meter Dash

Indoor Track Girls 4 x 400m Relay: Sonyel Williams, Rachel Halmon, Kolbi Sims, and Marinda Wood

Indoor Track Girls 4 x 800m Relay: Jasmin Daniels, Rachel Halmon, Kaceedra Mitchell, and Marinda Wood

North Point High School

Individual Champions 4A Indoor Track: Head Debra Hall; Denzel Hill, Boys 55 Meter Dash; Mercedes Tillman, Girls 55 Meter Dash (Washington Post All-Met); and Danielle Baker, Girls High Jump

Indoor Track Boys 4 x 200m Relay: DeSean White; Malachi Sheppard; Kyle Jones; and Denzel Hill

Girls Basketball 4A State Champions: Head Coach Mike Serpone; Tasia Butler (Washington Post All-Met); Jessica George; Chalise Greenwood; Ashley Henderson; Brianna Hodges; Ebane Mainor; Dejah-Napper-Braxton; Kandeon Niravanh; Khaila Prather; Haley Oliver; Joi Smith; Valencia Vastey; Montana Wigfall; Taylor Facen, Mgr.; and Carly Mercer, Mgr.

***North Point High School received the Mildred Haney Murray Sportsmanship Award for the MPSSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament 2013.

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