ART SHOW WINNERS: As the 20th Annual Dorchester Arts exhibit closed yesterday (April 28, 1983), these winners assembled. Front row (left to right) Shirley Brannock of Cambridge, Ella Ruark of Baltimore, Elizabeth Ruhl of Wye Mills, and Barbara Jablin of St. Michaels. Back Row, John Gnatek of East Stanton, Mass., Bill Handley of Cambridge, Keith Whitelock of Salisbury and Robert Tolley of Cambridge. (Banner staff photo by Cheryl Hogue). Posted on Cambridge Maryland Memories facebook by Frank Bittner.

ART SHOW WINNERS: As the 20th Annual Dorchester Arts exhibit closed yesterday (April 28, 1983), these winners assembled. Front row (left to right) Shirley Brannock of Cambridge, Ella Ruark of Baltimore, Elizabeth Ruhl of Wye Mills, and Barbara Jablin of St. Michaels. Back Row, John Gnatek of East Stanton, Mass., Bill Handley of Cambridge, Keith Whitelock of Salisbury and Robert Tolley of Cambridge. (Banner staff photo by Cheryl Hogue). Posted on Cambridge Maryland Memories facebook by Frank Bittner.

From the pages of The Banner
25 years ago
Karen Meyer, of Cambridge, who recently returned from a 10-day stay as a Christian missionary in Jamaica, said her life was changed forever when she saw a different side of the tropical island paradise than that usually seen by American tourists.
Miss Meyer’s trip was arranged through “YES Ministries,” a division of the Department of Youth in the Wesleyan Church. She decided to apply while a senior at Delaware State College, where she majored in Fisheries and Wildlife Management.
“I had to raise $1,250 to go, and I want to thank everyone,” she said.
She, along with 130 other young people from Canada and the British Isles as well as the U.S., spent two weeks at Montego Bay. There they enjoyed a diet of native Jamaican food.

50 years ago
A petition was presented to the county commissioners yesterday by James F. Handley, of Rt. 2, Cambridge, for rezoning of property approximately one-quarter of a mile on the left side of Bucktown Road, near Rt. 50, from A-1 Agriculture to B-4 Business, for use as a mobile home park. According to Mr. Handley, this would be an extension of the B-4 Business zoning now in use for Bottcher’s Two-Mile House and Jones’ Implement Co.
• It was revealed by the commissioners that the new Court House annex will be ready to move into by Aug. 15, and on Aug. 17, if everything goes well, the offices of the county commissioners, the treasurer, the tax assessment office, and the office of the supervisor of elections will move into the building, as will several other government agencies.

100 years ago
The starting of a rumor this morning that Lt. Spence Phelps, of this city, had been killed in France, gave rise to all sorts of rumors, all of which were positively without any foundation whatsoever. It seems hard to trace down the origin of the rumor, and certainly it was started by some thoughtless person, but it seems only proper, at this time, to ask everyone to be very careful how they repeat such rumors.
Mr. Joseph W. Phelps, father of Lt. Phelps, stated to a representative of this paper this afternoon that the family had received three letters from him in the last three days and that he is in the best of spirits, thinks the country over there is wonderful, and has sent his regards to all of his friends, and states that when his regiment gets into action, he and all the county boys hope to give good accounts of themselves.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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