August 23, 2019

Message From the Cap’n/What You Need to Know About Water Snakes

watter snake

A water snake might make you hurt yourself when surprised by them but they are not harmful or poisonous. They may bite as a defensive tactic.

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Access to Care Team to Meet

Access to Care Team Meets

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital supports the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership’s Access to Care Action Team, which will meet from 3 to 4 pm Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Health Connections at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown.

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Newest Littoral Combat Ship Reports to Fleet

Littoral Combat Ship

The Billings, a Freedom-class littoral combat ship, was commissioned in a Saturday ceremony in Key West, FL. The warship is named after Montana’s largest city.

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CTSi Expanding in Downtown Lexington Park

Coherent Technical

Coherent Technical Services Inc. (CTSi), a locally owned company offering engineering and technology services, has chosen St. Mary’s Square in Lexington Park for its expansion into a 40,000-square-foot facility.

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1.7 Million New Followers Lead to Contest Winners

1.7 Million

Rep. Ilhan Omar is the 2019 Overall MVP and Freshman MVP in House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s 10th annual Member Online All-Star Competition.

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Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System Set

Emergency Alert System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The nationwide test will be sent to radio and television stations beginning at 2:20 pm.

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Night-Refueling Tests for F-35 Completed

F-35

The F-35 Lightning II program completes testing on an improved lighting assembly with the KC-135 that will enable F-35 variants to refuel behind the tanker at night.

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MetCom, Deputies Help Kids Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is working with the Office of the Sheriff’s Lexington Park Community Oriented Policing Unit to create an ongoing partnership for a public summer water spray program as a part of a community outreach and education initiative.

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Fantaccione Named MNA Nursing Student of Yr.

Nursing

Three students in the nursing program at the College of Southern Maryland were recently recognized by the Maryland Nurses Association for their academic careers in the college’s rigorous program.

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St. Mary’s Students Earn Medals at SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA

Maryland’s SkillsUSA delegation brought home 18 medals from the 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, recently held in Louisville, KY. Three gold medals were earned by St. Mary’s County students.

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