Saturday, December 31, 2011

From the Worcester County Sheriff's Office



On December 22,2011, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office began an Missing Person’s Investigation for a female that was reported missing by family members in the Pocomoke City area. The female, Carol Ann Chandler, was reported missing by her family the following morning. Investigators immediately began searching for Mrs. Chandler.

On December 31,2011, investigators were able to make contact with Mrs. Chandler and determine that she was safe and fine and is currently staying with family members outside of the local area. At this time, Mrs. Chandler is no longer considered missing or endangered. Her family has been contacted and made aware.

TIME MACHINE Preview ... New Year's Past

This Sunday on The Pocomoke Public Eye...

Local New Year's eve entertainment activities welcome in 1967!

As January 1, 1901 marked the beginning of the 20th Century views regarding the next 100 years were made.

Have a happy and safe New Year's Eve!

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two or more if you wish. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Worcester County 10 Most Wanted Suspects ~ Part 4 & Part 5

"Home For The Holidays"
By: Emily Lampa/WMDT-Channel 47
Worcester County State's Attorney Beau Oglesby

WORCESTER, CO., Md. - The Worcester County State's Attorney's office says that criminals come out of the woodwork for the holidays. 

More photos and information on the 10 Most Wanted Suspects. The Worcester County State's Attorney's Office and WMDT have worked together to bring a total of 10 most wanted into the publics eye hoping someone will recognize any of them and aid in bringing them to justice.

Felicia Byrd
  40-year-old Felicia Byrd
Last Seen in Pocomoke, Maryland
Black, Female
DOB: February 19, 1971
Height: 5'4" Weight: 132
Offense Date: 9/11/2007
Convicted of:
¨ Credit Card Impersonation
Wanted for:
¨ Violation of Probation
¨ Failure to Appear

Decellaus Hardy

26-year-old Decellaus Hardy
Last Seen in Pocomoke, MD
Black, Male
DOB: April 1, 1985
Height: 5'10" Weight: 160
Offense Date: 10/13/2010
Convicted of:
¨ CDS Poss. Of Crack Cocaine
Wanted for:
¨ Violation of Probation
¨ Failure to Appear

"If everyone showed up for court when they were supposed to," Oglesby says, "and we didn't have a whole slew of officers solely dedicated towards warrant service, you can't imagine the savings just there. But yes, citizens can directly impact the cost of law enforcement in general and public safety."

The Worcester County Sheriff's Office tip line is 410-632-1112.


WMDT - Channel 47
Emily Lampa - Reporter
Beau Oglesby- Wor. Co. State's Attorney

"Home For The Holidays"

WORCESTER, CO. Md. - We've told you about Worcester County's effort to snag suspects who are home for the holidays. 10 wanted suspects.

Beau Oglesby, Worcester County State's Attorney, came to WMDT hoping to get their faces out there, so our viewers could help track them down. "The majority of them have ties to the area that are going to keep them in the area," explains Oglesby. "There are going to be some that are going to be more visible during the holiday season."

Deshawn Sturgis

28-year-old Deshawn Sturgis
Deshawn Andrew Sturgis
Last Seen in Ocean Pines, Maryland
Black, Male
DOB: July 18, 1983
Height: 5'08" Weight: 195
Offense Date: 12/15/2011
Convicted of:
¨ 2 Counts CDS Manufacture/Dist. Of Crack Cocaine
¨ 2 Counts Poss. Crack Cocaine
Wanted for:
¨ Violation of Probation

Earl Townsend
32-year-old Earl Townsend, also known as Chucky
Earl Charles Townsend
Last Seen in Pocomoke, Maryland
AKA: Chucky
Black, Male
DOB: November 2, 1979
Height: 5'10" Weight: 200
Offense Date: 6/16/2011
Wanted for:
¨ Distribution of Cocaine
¨ Distribution of Cocaine w/in 1000ft of School

"We suspect - if we show their pictures and their identifiers and the fact that they're wanted, we'll get some calls." If you spot any of these individuals do not hesitate to call the Worcester County Sheriff's Office tip line at 410-632-1112.  You could help bring these wanted suspects to justice.

The Worcester County Sheriff's Office tip line is 410-632-1112.  We have even more details on suspects 1 through 8, as well as their pictures.  You could be the one who helps catch a criminal.

Legislative Updates~ By Delegate Mike McDermott

Dec. 30th, 2011

Freedom Lost
Many concerns over O’Malley’s Plan for Maryland
By Delegate Mike McDermott

Once again, the O’Malley administration and its apologists have sown division in our state with another program, they claim, we cannot live without: Plan Maryland. Those who naively claim the plan does not remove local authority need to follow the money. If a local governing body gets out of step with the governor’s cadence, state money will serve as the whip of conformity.

There is nothing wrong with planning. In fact, communities are required to maintain Comprehensive Plans for growth and development in Maryland and the state has always provided guidance and support. They are reviewed periodically and updated by the folks who know and recognize the dreams, hopes, and desires of their affected community.

I get concerned when the state wants “more teeth” in planning laws and guidelines. That is code for “inflexibility” or the desire to make land use decisions that are etched in stone rather than drawn on paper. In America and a free Maryland, we use to value the private property rights of each other. In fact, we use to understand their importance to our foundational moorings. The idea that more governmental control and bureaucracy enhances or increases my freedom  would prove anathema to the ears of Presidents Washington, Adams, or Jefferson.

Who has the right to declare that your city or town can only grow to a certain line?  What if a crossroads decides to be something more? What if a farmer decides he wants to diversify and divide up his property? Where did our cities and towns come from in the first place? Why should these decisions fall to bureaucrats in Annapolis and Baltimore? Ironically, it was royalty who first directed their growth.

These matters would be tragic enough if they came through an elected General Assembly, but the governor is enacting them by Executive Order...he simply wills them to be so. These are not the actions of a representative government. Considering the overwhelming bi-partisan rejection of the O’Malley septic plan last session, its clear the governor has decided to bypass the people and go straight to dictating.

By way of example, only 7.24% of Worcester County is developed and 69% of our total land and water resources are already controlled by the government. Plan Maryland says, “that is not enough”. The plan calls for “saving” 300,000 acres of farmland over the next 25 years. The only way the land can be “saved” is by a taking. Farmers will lose their property rights and future development will not occur...all in the name of “freedom” and a “greater good”.

New technology is rendering obsolete the notion that owner operated septic systems cannot be environmentally neutral and state of the art farming techniques continue to enhance output while protecting the environment.The fact is, technology is outpacing our best planning efforts and rendering the science, conjectures, and cost-benefit analysis null and void. 

Through Plan Maryland, proponents call upon the government to “use any means necessary” to demand that growth only occur in existing cities and towns, and bureaucracy, once created, results in freedom lost one code at a time.

We would do well to remember that a benevolent tyrant is a tyrant none the less.

Marylanders, take back your state!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Carol Ann Chandler ~ Still Missing

Worcester County Sheriff's Office

On 12/22/2011 the Worcester County Sheriffs Office responded to Lilac Lane in Pocomoke reference a Missing Person.

The Sheriffs Office is requesting assistance with locating Carol Ann Comegy Chandler, W/F age 40. Ms Chandler was recently investigated by the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation and charged reference Theft. Ms Chandlers husband stated that she fled the residence shortly after 0230 hrs.

Ms Chandler was last observed in blue pajamas and a West Virginia sweatshirt. When Mr. Chandler awoke on 12/23 his wife had left the residence.

Please contact the Worcester County Sheriffs Office at 410 632 1112 with any information.

Message From Virginia State Police For New Year's Eve Revelers

Don't drive drunk and have a designated driver.

Bob Grebe
The Virginia State Police have a message for New Year's Eve revelers, don't drink and drive.
December is being recognized as 3-D Prevention Month.  That's the prevention of drunk and drugged driving.

Virginia State Police are participating in Checkpoint Strikeforce, checking driver sobriety.  Troopers will conduct roving enforcement patrols on designated roadways as well as sobriety checkpoints statewide.

State police are just one of several state and local law enforcement agencies participating in the annual campaign to raise public awareness throughout the region about the deadly dangers of drunk driving.

"Not only do we hold sobriety check points, but we have roving DUI patrols as well.  So that allows a trooper to patrol an area, not stationary," said Sgt. Bob Carpentieri, Virginia State Police.  "He'll be in his vehicle driving and patrolling around looking for drunk drivers as well."

As of December 16, Virginia has experienced a slight increase in traffic fatalities.  Preliminary reports from State Police indicate 716 individuals have already been killed in crashes statewide compared to 705 at this same time in 2010.

Last year in Virginia, six traffic fatalities occurred statewide during the four-day statistical counting period for the 2010-2011 New Year's holiday weekend.

State Police want to remind everyone to drive distraction free and make safety a priority.  Take the time to buckle your seat belt and put down the cell phone.  Also, be alert on the roadway and drive defensively.  

If you plan to drink Saturday night have a designated driver.    

The hope is everyone can have a safe and happy new year.


Woman Facing Theft Charges In Worcester County Disappears

The Worcester County Sheriff's Office is currently trying to locate Carol Chandler, the missing Worcester County woman who left her home early one morning two days before Christmas.

According to Chief Deputy Dale Smack of the Worcester County Sheriff's Office Chandler and her husband had allegedly engaged in a heated argument and Mrs. Chandler left the home somewhere between 2 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  while her family slept.

Chief Deputy Dale Smack seems to think she may be hiding with a friend in Accomack County.

If you have any information please call the Worcester County Sheriff's Office - 410-632-1112.

The complete story as to why it is believed Carol Chandler left her home is in the Daily Times newspaper.  Go here:

Maryland State Says American Flag Violates Law

A Maryland community is up in arms after state highway workers removed an American flag honoring military personnel from a traffic circle and threw it into a dump truck.

“We want our flag back,” Rhonda Winkler told Fox News & Commentary. “We are patriots and we love America.”

Winkler and her family erected the flag in a traffic circle three years ago in the town of Woodbine. They posted the flag to honor their nephew, a soldier deployed to Afghanistan.
About a month ago a car crashed into the roundabout damaging a tree and destroying the original flag. So Winkler’s husband and an 88-year-old World War Two veteran replaced the flag. And that’s when the trouble started.

Winkler said she received a telephone call alerting her that state highway workers had taken down the flag and the flag pole, tossing both into the back of a dump truck.

“They told us it was against the law to erect a flag on the traffic circle,” Winkler said. “They told my husband that whoever put up the flag could be arrested for trespassing.”

State highway workers also told her that people had complained about Old Glory.
“We figured it’s the American flag and we live in the United States of America – how can anyone have a problem with it,” Winkler asked.

David Buck, a spokesman for the state high department, told the Baltimore Sun that there is also a safety issue.

“They don’t have traffic control out there, and they don’t have (road work) vests on,” he told the newspaper.

The flags removal sparked outrage across the community. Dozens of people turned out for a rally – many people waving flags. It was especially moving for local residents who have loved ones serving in the military.

“It brought tears to my eyes,” Daniela Schnetzler told the Baltimore Sun. Her son just returned from Iraq. “We need that support. Freedom isn’t free, I’ll tell you that.”

And Winkler said that’s why the flag has been flying all these years – to support not just her nephew but every member of the military.

“If it was something derogatory or inappropriate, that’s one thing,” resident Gene Mellin told the newspaper. “But to take the flag down, it’s not right. I know they have rules, but it’s just a flag. It’s the flag.”

Winkler said she hopes her three young children will learn a lesson from the incident.
“When you believe in something, you have to take a stand,” she said. “That doesn’t mean going out and rioting and sleeping on streets and not going to work. It means you work hard, you work for yourselves, and you work for your country so that we are a better people.”

As for now – there’s no indication if the state of Maryland will reverse their decision – or if the Winkler family will get back their flag.

She said state workers have refused to return the Stars and Stripes.
Winkler said she is typically not one to raise a big stink about stuff – but not this time.
“We as Americans have to take a stand,” she said. “No matter what, we support the flag.”
So why raise a big stink?

“Because it’s the American flag,” she said.


Source; Fox News

First Day Hikes ~ Shad Landing Nature Center

The State Park Service is offering First Day Hikes at 17 state parks on New Year's Day as a part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes. This nationwide initiative offers participants an opportunity to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the new year with friends and family.

The Maryland Park Service will sponsor a free two-mile guided hike at Pocomoke River State Park on New Year's Day.

Hikers will meet at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at the Shad Landing Nature Center.
Participants are asked to wear clothes and sturdy hiking shoes appropriate for the weather, and bring water for drinking.

Call Pocomoke River State Park at 410-632-2566

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Missing Worcester County Woman

WMDT- Channel 47

WORCESTER CO., Md. - A Worcester County family is hoping for answers. 40-year-old Carol Ann Comegy Chandler has not been seen since two days before Christmas. Her husband said she left their home shortly after 2:30 AM and hasn't been back since. She was last wearing blue pajamas and a West Virginia Sweatshirt.

 Please contact the Worcester County Sheriffs Office at 410-632-1112 if you have any information.

TIME MACHINE Preview ... New Year's Past

Local New Year's eve entertainment activities welcome in 1967!

As January 1, 1901 marked the beginning of the 20th Century, views regarding the next 100 years were made.

It's this Sunday on The Pocomoke Public Eye!

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two or more if you wish. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

MD. Transportation Authority - New Toll Rates


New Base Toll Rates and Video Toll Rates* for vehicles with three or more axles at fixed-toll facilities (does not include the Intercounty Connector):

Adjust cash/base toll rates for vehicles with three and four axles and vehicles towing light trailers by reducing the multipliers used to set these rates. This results in no change to toll rates at some facilities and reduces current rates at others.

At the Bay Bridge, the following Cash/Base toll rates go into effect:
3-axle vehicle:  $8 (decrease from $9)
4-axle vehicle:  $12 (no change)
5-axle vehicle:  $24
6+-axle vehicle:  $30

The following Video Toll Rates also go into effect:
3-axle vehicle:  $12 (decrease from $13.50)
4-axle vehicle:  $18 (no change)
5-axle vehicle:  $36
6+-axle vehicle:  $45

*Video Toll Rates for vehicles without valid payment at a Maryland toll facility are 150% of the base toll rate with a minimum of $1/maximum of $15 above the base rate.

E-ZPass Maryland business account discounts (do not apply to ICC):
-  Restructure post-usage discounts, limiting discounts to vehicles with five or more axles.
-  Expand the supplemental rebate program to individual transponders making 60 or more trips per month and limit rebates to vehicles with five or more axles.

Specific toll rates and rebate amounts are on-line at 

On July 1, 2013, new toll rates for all vehicles will take effect.

The Christmas Window Painters

Have you been wondering who painted some of the business windows with the Christmas themes  in downtown Pocomoke?

The artwork they left behind added to the array of Christmas decorations giving downtown a true feeling that Christmas was not far behind.

These are the students from Pocomoke High School that donated their wonderful talents and time to bring Christmas color to downtown.

Window painters:
Paige Stanley,  Selena Jones, Noah King, Tommy Darcy, Mikala Colbert, Ashley Webb, Susan Simpson

Wonderful job!!

Don't forget to look for the 'City of Pocomoke' on facebook and hit the like button.

WESR To Hold Radiothon For Cara

The local SPCA needs your help. 
Cara needs your help.

Cara, a 4 month old Labrador-German Shepard mix was hit by a car and taken to the SPCA.  on Wednesday.  Cara was operated on and sadly  had a leg amputated.

At this time Cara is recovering but the Murphy Fund which is used for medical expenses is running low and needs your help.

WESR will conduct a mini radiothon for Cara Friday morning starting at 8:35.

All the money raised will go to pay the medical bills for Cara and the other pets in need at the SPCA.

You can call and pledge to donate to the Murphy fund. Tune in Friday morning starting at 8:35 and help WESR  help Cara.

If you won't be near a radio you can still give Cara a fighting chance at a new life and a forever home.

Call - the SPCA and donate for her surgery at 757-787-7385

Mail funds to:
SPCA Eastern Shore, 26528 Lankford Hwy.
PO Box 164 Onley, VA 23418

Or  go to SPCA donate "For Cara" at:

Fresh Pride Closes Onley Store

What a surprise!!  Hope employees got some type of notice.

Fresh Pride has closed its supermarket at Four Corner Plaza.

Customers arriving to shop on Monday found the doors locked and notes thanking customers for their business over the years and inviting them to shop at Fresh Pride in Exmore and Parksley.

 It isnt known if any of the employees at Onley were transferred and how many jobs were lost. The Eastern Shore Fresh Pride chain started over 40 years ago as Meatland Supermarkets and at one time had stores as far North as Harrington Deleware and Cambridge Maryland.

The chain was sold several years ago to Camellia Stores in Norfolk which also operates Be Lo stores in the Tidewater area. The Onley store faced strong competition from Food Lion and then Wal Mart.

The stores in Exmore, Parksley and Chincoteague remain open for business.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Asthma and Indoor Air Pollution

Asthma sufferers may want to steer clear of perfume, incense, and fireplace smoke as these things — and many more — can trigger an asthma attack. 

For many people, a trip to the mall is fun — but for someone with asthma, meandering past bath products and perfume displays can be like playing Russian roulette with their symptoms. All of those fragrances (otherwise known as air pollution), from the cinnamon-pear-scented body spray to the latest celebrity scent, may cause asthma symptoms to kick in.

“If I go into one of the stores at the mall … I can’t be in there long because it just kills me,” says Houston resident and asthmatic Melissa McDonald. “Perfumes really bother [me]. I never made that connection when I was younger — now I do try to stay away from them.” In fact, cats were Melissa’s primary trigger when she was a child, but over the years, she says, common indoor encounters such as breathing in perfume in an elevator or walking past a scented emporium in the mall have begun revving up her asthma.
What Is Indoor Air Pollution?

While most people know about problems caused by outdoor air pollution, many are not aware that indoor air pollution also can be a serious concern for people with asthma. The elements that can pollute indoor air include:
  • Mold, mildew, and dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Pest droppings
  • Nitrogen dioxide from natural gas heaters, stoves, and the like
  • Perfumes, hair spray, scented candles, spray air fresheners, plug-in air fresheners, and potpourris
  • Spray cleaners and disinfectants
  • Incense smoke
  • Smoke from fireplaces, wood stoves, or kerosene heaters.
“Fireplace smoke, scented candles … all of those are triggers, are not causing asthma per se,” explains Kenneth Rosenman, MD, chief of the division of occupational and environmental medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. “If you already have asthma, however, these [indoor air pollutants] could cause an asthma attack or reduce your lung function.”
Why Does Indoor Pollution Aggravate Asthma?

People with asthma often react to particulates in the air that irritate the airways of the lung. Particulates are tiny solid or liquid particles that are easily breathed into the lung. Smoke from a fireplace or vapors from burning incense are good examples of things that produce the kind of small particulates that can annoy lung tissue. It is also possible for people with allergic asthma to develop an allergic reaction to some components of indoor air pollution.

The ingredients in scented candles and spray air fresheners are particularly likely to lead to asthma by way of increasing a person’s allergies, says Dr. Rosenman. “Depending what’s in a scented candle — you could certainly become allergic to it," he says. "The same thing could be true of potpourri and plug-in air fresheners.”

Rosenman is particularly concerned about the increased use of spray air fresheners and cleaners with disinfectant. A recent study shows that using spray cleaners more than once a week increases the risk of asthma. Rosenman attributes much of this increase to added disinfectant in air fresheners and cleaners. Disinfectant is a strong allergen for many people.

How to Prevent Indoor Air Pollution
In your own home, you can control what is in the air by:


Heh, Heh, Heh

The Pope and Obama are on the same stage in Yankee Stadium in front of a huge crowd.

The Pope leans towards Mr. Obama and said, "Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, but will go deep into their hearts and they'll forever speak of this day and rejoice!"

Obama replied, "I seriously doubt that! With one little wave of your hand....Show me!"

So the Pope backhanded him and knocked him off the stage!

AND THE CROWD ROARED & CHEERED WILDLY and there was happiness throughout the land!

Kind of brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it?

Delmarva Education Foundation- Scholarship Fair

Delmarva Education Foundation’s
First Annual Scholarship Fair
January 14, 2012

The DEF helps students  connect with the available aid needed to continue their education. 

Registration deadline is January 6, 2012

For more information or to register contact DEF at
410-219-3336 or email

"Home For The Holidays" - PART 2- PART 3-10 Most Wanted Suspects In Worcester County

Emily Rampa from Channel 47 News  and Worcester County State's Attorney Beau Oglesby have done a wonderful job by bringing to the publics attention the faces and names of wanted offenders.

WMDT-Channel 47 NEWS
PART 2 "Home For The Holidays"
WORCESTER CO., Md. - Crime never takes a holiday.  But the Worcester County State's Attorney's Office believes now is the perfect time to bring criminals to justice.  In a special 5 part series, WMDT is working with the State's Attorney to catch their 10 most wanted suspects.

In part 2 of this exclusive report Beau Oglesby, Worcester County's State's Attorney, says their "Home For The Holidays" campaign worked in the past, and it will work again.  "It is a prime opportunity to find individuals," explains Oglesby, "and place them under arrest if they have outstanding warrants."

In 2006, Oglesby says Wicomico County conducted a similar operation, staking out areas where criminals might be over the holidays visiting family or friends.  Although Worcester County may not have the funding for a full scale operation like that, they're hoping vigilant citizens can help spot suspects, leading to arrests. 

"We have a lot of warrants," stresses Oglesby, "thousands of warrants that are outstanding for individuals who live outside the jurisdiction and by that I mean out of state. It's not reasonable for us to expect to go out and lay our hands on a lot of people who live out of state at this point - but we can certainly make an effort to find people who live in Worcester County or around Worcester County."

Mark Matthewson
47-year-old Mark Matthewson
Last Seen in Frankford, Delaware
White, Male
DOB: March 12, 1964
Height: 6'3" Weight: 200
Offense Date: 10/20/2006
Convicted of:
¨ Theft Greater Than $500
Wanted for:
¨ Violation of Probation
¨ Failure to Appear

Clayton Moore
29-year-old Clayton Moore
Last Seen in Pocomoke, Maryland
Black, Male
DOB: September 28, 1982
Height: 5'6" Weight: 120
Offense Date: 3/21/2009
Convicted of:
¨ 2nd Degree Child Abuse
Wanted for:
¨ Violation of Probation
¨ Failure to Appear

If you happen to spot either of these two suspects call the Worcester County Sheriff's Office at 410-632-1112

WMDT- Channel 47
 Emily Rampa, Reporter and Worcester County State's Attorney Beau Oglesby

PART 3 "Home For The Holidays"
WORCESTER CO., Md. - What better gift to give your family, friends and neighbors than the gift of safety and peace of mind this holiday season.  In a special 5 part series, the Worcester County State's Attorney's Office is working with WMDT to help bring 10 of their most wanted suspects to justice.

When you're out spending quality time with your family and friends this Christmas...keep an eye out.  Your vigilance could help catch a criminal.

Beau Oglesby, Worcester County's State's Attorney, says even criminals return home for the holidays.  "We want the community to be aware that there are certain individuals that have outstanding warrants," said Oglesby. "They have crimes that they need to answer for and we would like their cooperation and assistance in finding these people."

Brenden Leigh  Sandifer
31-year-old Brenden Leigh Sandifer
Last Seen in Berlin, Maryland
White, Female
DOB: March 26, 1980
Height: 5'06" Weight: 125
Offense Date: 11/10/2010
Convicted of:
¨ 3 Counts CDS Dist of Narcotic - Oxycodone & Cocaine
Wanted for:
¨ Failure to Appear

Brian West
31-year-old Brian West
Last Seen in Ocean City, Maryland
White, Male
DOB: May 27, 1980
Height: 6'3" Weight: 170
Offense Date: 4/1-4/23 2008
Convicted of:
¨ CDS Poss. w/Intent to Distribute
Wanted for:
¨ Violation of Probation
¨ Failure to Appear

If you happen to spot either of these two suspects, do not hesitate.  Call the Worcester County Sheriff's Office immediately at 410-632-1112.

Source and video:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Deleting the Past- Only Memories Remain....

Saturday, December 24, 2011
Christmas Eve
Pocomoke Truck Stop

Traveling up Route 13 on Saturday I found progress had been made on removing the old Pocomoke truck stop. 

A comment on an earlier post stated that this was once known as C & D Truck Stop and owned by  Duke Conway and Al Duncan.

The original burned (probably) around 1960 and was replaced and was the most  modern truck stop on the East Coast.

"It featured showers and bunks for truck drivers and a small store selling maps, truck geegaws and anything else the modern driver required. During potato season it was a very busy place with hundreds of trucks pulling in and out daily....."  Since potato season is in the spring that left the rest of the year, when regardless of the farming season, truckers flocked there.

Monday, December 26, 2011

From the Office of the State's Attorney for Worcester County and WMDT-TV News Station

Worcester County's 10 Most Wanted Suspects

WORCESTER COUNTY, Md. - Even criminals head home for the holidays. Which is what Worcester County law enforcement is counting on.

In an exclusive 5 part series, the Worcester County State's Attorney's Office shares important information on suspects at large, in hopes that you can help bring them to justice. Beau Oglesby, Worcester County's State's Attorney, reached out to WMDT to help them with their latest campaign called "Home For The Holidays".

They gave us a list of 10 of their Most Wanted Suspects, and where they might be at this time of year.

"Some of them are misdemeanor offenses, some are violations of probation, some are simply failure to appear for court or charges were still outstanding," explains Oglesby. "What we did when compiling this list is we look for people who we thought were still in the area or would have reason to be in the area during the holidays."

Here are the details on the first 2 suspects on that list.

Cintelle Charles Schoolfield
Wanted Suspect #1:

Cintelle Charles Schoolfield - 32-years-old
Last Seen in Pocomoke City, Maryland
Black, Male
DOB: July 21, 1979
Height: 6'6" Weight: 270
Offense Date: 1/21/2011
Wanted For:
¨ 1st Degree Assault
¨ 2nd Degree Assault¨
Reckless Endangerment

Keith Allen Marousek
Wanted Suspect #2:

Keith Allen Marousek - 37-years-old
May be seen in Girdletree and Pocomoke, Maryland
White, Male
DOB: August 2, 1974
Height: 5'11" Weight: 155
Offense Date: 12/17/2005
Convicted of:
¨ 2 Counts of 2nd Degree Assault

Wanted for:
¨ Violation of Probation
¨ Failure to Appear on 10/02/2009

If you spot either of these two men, call the Worcester County Sheriff's Office is 410-632-1112.

Make sure to check back in the coming days for Part 2 through 5 of this special report, where we'll have the details in the rest of the Top 10 Most Wanted Suspects in Worcester County.

To watch video:


Sunday, December 25, 2011

TIME MACHINE ... Childhood's Christmas Memories

(Reader-friendly viewing of newspaper archives material)




December 25, 1924

(The Lubbock Morning Avalanche- Lubbock, Texas)


Childhood's Christmas Memories

"Backward, turn backward, Oh Time in your flight, Make me a child again just for tonight."

How many of us tonight are wishing that old poem might come true just once more in our lives? Of all the days in our childhood, none stand out so vividly in our memory as those mysterious Christmas times. There is something about our Christmas memories that reach the heart of every one of us who were so fortunate as to grow up in a happy home. We did not say a big, luxuriant home, but a HAPPY HOME. A home where sympathy and LOVE, and a family understanding of one another's hearts fills the atmosphere of the whole home. A home where each member of the family believes in and rejoices with every other member of the family in their ambitions and their hopes and their accomplishments. That's the kind of home we mean when we say a happy home. It may be a humble little cottage or it may be a mansion. It is the spirit in the house and not the shell in which we live that makes happy homes. And it so happens that most of our happy homes are humble homes because we have so many more humble homes in America than any other kind.

What are your first memories of Christmas? Can you bring them back through the long years and tell them over again to the children? There is nothing children love to hear so well as Christmas stories of their own fathers and mothers. "What did Santa Claus bring you were a little boy Daddy?" "And what did he bring to mother?" "Did he travel then just as he does NOW? And what kind of toys did little girls and little boys send for in those days?"

It is the unusual, the impossible, and the mysterious belief that it will happen that puts the thrill of expectancy into the heart of the little child at Christmas time. It is their faith in the spirit of Santa Claus that is so beautiful.

But if the memories of Christmas time in the old home far away are among our most treasured memories of childhood, what is our greatest privilege at Christmas time now? Is it not storing up other Christmas memories in the lives of our children to be recalled a generation from now when we are no more and other little ones yet unborn are begging for Christmas stories of long ago? This is one of our greatest opportunities and privileges for Christmas, 1924. Creating Christmas stories and Christmas memories to be retold by the generations of fathers and mothers in 1950, 1975, and even up to 2000 after the first Christmas story was ever produced.

...fill the childish hearts and childish minds around you with those Christmas memories you would be proud and happy to have them carry through their lives and and tell over and over at the Christmas tides of the future to the little heads nestled near their hearts.



Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two or more if you wish. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Childhood's Christmas Memories

If you have the chance on Christmas Day check The Pocomoke Public Eye for a 1924 newspaper article on Christmas memories and relating them to future generations.

Merry Christmas to all!

Ever Wonder What a Dohickie Was?

Well here ya go.

This  incredible machine was built as a  collaborative  effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon  Wick School of Engineering at  the  University of Iowa . Amazingly, 97% of the machine's components came from  John Deere Industries and Irrigation  Equipment  of Bancroft , Iowa . Yes, farm equipment!

It took the team a  combined 13,029 hours (6.26 years) of
  set-up,  alignment, calibration,
and tuning before filming this video but as  you can see, it was WELL worth the effort.

It is now on display in  the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at
  the  University,
and is already slated to be donated to the  Smithsonian

Merry Christmas


"Give us what we demand or we will shoot your loved ones"

Why isn’t this person with the sign
“we will shoot more police" not being arrested?

Take a good look at the sign he is holding! Ok, all you pushing for illegal immigrants' rights.... Here is one of the Reasons we have a problem with it.
We are the ones that will have to pay for the welfare of these immigrants,
depriving all of our natural citizens!!
"Give us what we demand or we will shoot your loved ones" .
This is only one of the several reasons the U.S.A. Is falling apart.

Enough said!