Monday, September 29, 2014

Man Charged in Burgess Murder

From The Captial:
 Nicole Burgess of Davidsonville, victim of stabbing in 2013
Terrence Robert Proctor, 37, of the 4100 blk. of Oliver Street, Hyattsville, Md., has been charged
with First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, and Manslaughter
    The stabbing death of a 37-year-old woman inside her Davidsonville home last year was tied to the marijuana trade, Anne Arundel police said Monday.
    Police announced the arrest of Terrence Robert Proctor, 37, of Hyattsville, in the death of Nicole Burgess. Proctor was arrested Friday in Hyattsville after he was indicted for first-degree murder by a county grand jury earlier that day, according to online court records.
Following a bail review hearing in Annapolis, Proctor is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Parole on $4 million bail, police said Monday afternoon from the agency's official Twitter account.
Burgess was found dead along with her dog, a pit bull mix that also had been stabbed to death, by two acquaintances inside her home in the 3300 block of Royale Glen Court on the morning of March 22, 2013.
    Capt. Herbert Hasenpusch, head of the police's Criminal Investigations Division, theorized that the dog became agitated and tried to defend Burgess during a struggle inside the home.
    "The scene there was quite brutal," Hasenpusch told reporters at a press conference Monday morning at the police's Millersville headquarters.
    Proctor was convicted of attempted second-degree murder in 1998, in Prince George's County Circuit Court, according to online court records.
    Proctor gained the attention of investigators not long after the year-and-a-half investigation into Burgess' murder began.  Proctor and Burgess had a buyer-seller relationship involving marijuana,  Hasenpusch said.
    The relationship lasted for only a few months and there is nothing indicating that it became intimate or personal, Hasenpusch said.
    "They're relationship was purely business," Hasenpusch said.
    Hasenpusch described Burgess as a "mid-level" drug dealer. Proctor had been expected at the home to make a purchase of marijuana on the morning that Burgess' body was discovered.
    Although he declined to provide specifics, Hasenpusch said that investigators were able to tie Proctor to the crime through a combination of biological and electonic evidence, as well as witness statements. While investigators do not know whether the murder was the result of a dispute over money or a robbery attempt, police believe it to be tied to the drug business, Hasenpusch said.
    Hasenpusch declined to say whether drugs were found at the home.
    The March 2013 murder stunned the residents of the rural Davidsonville community where homes sit on two- and three-acree plots and sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. 
    "We believe the victim in this case as a drug dealer for many, many years" in the community, Police Chief Kevin Davis said.
    The home had been in Burgess' family for years and was originally owned by her grandmother. It was inherited by Burgess' mother who ultimately gave it to her daughter. It sold last year for $425,000, according to online property records.
    Burgess' aunt and uncle continue to live next door to the home. Reached Monday morning by phone, aunt Mary Burgess said that she was relieved to learn of the arrest.
    "I'm very happy that they caught somebody, we've all been waiting for a long time," Burgess' aunt said. "She didn't deserve what happened to her - we loved her."

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Arrest In Nicole Burgess Murder

    Anne Arundel County police announced Sunday they made an arrest in the 2013 murder of a Davidsonville woman,  Nicole Burgess, 37, who was found stabbed to death in her home in the 3300 block of Royale Glen Court on March 22, 2013. The body of her dog, a pit bull mix, also was discovered at the same time.
    While police did not release the suspect's name, they said additional information will be released Monday at a press conference at police headquarters in Millersville.

Pictures of Jeff

    The below link takes you to pictures and info about Jeff from Davidsonville,  a senior at South River High.

Nearby Pumpkin Farms

Dick and Jane's Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, bonfires, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
4361 Solomons Island Road, Harwood, MD 20776. Phone: 410-867-3264. Fax: 410-867-4101. Email: Directions: From Annapolis: Take Route 2 south approximately 11 miles. Dick and Jane's Farm is on the left And for a map to our farm,Click here. Crops are usually available in April through October. Open: Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday and holidays, 9 am to 4 pm. Pumpkins are available from mid-September until October 31. Hayrides are available from mid-September until November 3. We also offer campfires at our campsite in the daytime or in the evening. We provide everything needed except food and beverages. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We sell sno cones every day, and also offer jellies, dressings, sauces and fruit butters in Jane's Jelly House. A variety of perennials, shrubs, roses, annuals and hanging baskets are also available. Beginning September 20, 2013, we are open for day or evening hayrides. The charge for a scheduled hayride includes a small pumpkin, an apple and access to the maze. We also offer a campfire in the woods which can be used for roasting hot dogs or marshmallows and is accessible by hayride. We provide tables, lighting for evening...everything but the food! There is an additional fee for a daytime campfire (10 a.m through 6:00 p.m.), or for an evening campfire. The picnic area can be rented without a campfire. We will schedule hayrides and campfires through November 3, 2013. To find out more or schedule for a group, call 410-867-3264. And find your way through Spot's Maze, a cornstalk maze constructed by Jane herself to entertain the kids (and adults, too). Entry to the maze is free, although we do accept donations to help defray the cost of constructing the maze. (UPDATED: October 07, 2013, from their website)
Doepkens Farm - pumpkins, flowers (mums)
2657 Davidsonville Rd. (Routes 424 and 50), Davidsonville, MD. Phone: 410-721-2739. Open: Call first - I've had no update from this farm in years - Tuesday through Sunday 10 to 6 in October; other hours vary seasonally. Closes December 24 and reopens July 10. Cut flowers, including many field-grown mums. The farm's mum field, three-tenths of an acre, blooms in starting in mid October. (UPDATED: October 07, 2013, from their website)
Homestead Gardens - pumpkins, hayrides, pony rides, pumpkin painting, Pumpkin Patch Express barrel train ride and games for kids. 
743 W. Central Ave. (Routes 424 and 214), Davidsonville, MD. Phone: 301-261-4550 or 410-798-5000. Open: year-round. October hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 8, Saturdays 8 to 8 and Sundays 9 to 6. Fall Festival: Saturdays and Sundays 11 to 4 through October 29, 2006, with free admission and parking. For activities such as hayrides, pony rides, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling and concessions tickets are $1 each. Free straw maze from 9am to 7pm and a barn with 60 llamas from 10am to 4pm.
Knightongale Farm - pumpkins, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo
3924 Solomons Island Road , Harwood, MD 20776. Phone: 443-510-9784. Email: Directions: Directly on the corner of Route 2, (Solomons Island Road) & Route 424, (Birdsville Road) And for a map to our farm, .  Open: Weekends only, 10 am to 5 pm from last weekend in September through the last weekend in October. Payment: Cash, Check. No Admission Fee. Hay Rides, pony rides, 3 acre corn maze, "corn box", peddle tractors, farm animals to pet, all your fall decorating needs available to buy, food sold and so much more! We can host your birthday parties here too! A 90 acre working farm, not a commercial establishment. We provide the wagons to take into the field to pick your pumpkin! Alternate  (UPDATED: July 12, 2014)
Maryland Sunrise Farm - Certified Organic, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, cow train / barrel train rides, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, pony rides, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
100 Dairy Ln, Gambrills, MD 21054. Phone: 410-923-0726. Alternate Phone: 410-739-6205. Email: Open: Saturday from 10am to 7pm; Sunday from 11am to 7 pm, September 20 to November 2, 2014. Directions: From 97 take the exit for Route 3 South Odenton/Gambrills, turn right to go West on 175 toward Odenton. The maize will be on the right side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. MD sunrise Farm grows Organic vegetables for local markets and offers to the public yearly shares in our CSA (community supported agriculture), and grass fed beef. (ADDED: September 19, 2014)
Y Worry Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Tree Farm - pumpkins, corn maze, hay pyramid, farm animals
1501 Rossback Road, Davidsonville, MD 21035. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Y Worry Farm is a family run, working farm and Davidsonville's longest running fall family venue. Featuring a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, a corn maze, farm animals and a fall foods snack shack; it's fun for the whole family and a must-do fall tradition. Winter: Visit us in December for your Christmas Tree! Fresh cut Christmas Trees are available every weekend in December. Spend the afternoon choosing that perfect Douglas or Fraser fir, freshly made wreath and fresh rope garland.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Candice Nice on Dean's List

Candice Nice of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Rhode Island. 

Ann Laukaitis On Dean's List

Ann Laukaitis of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Rhode Island.  She plans to major is media arts and design.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 4.12 acres at 3208 Dillon Drive was sold by Essex Bank to Howard and Charlotte Holt for $922,500.

2)  A two story home on .3 acre at 2515 Howard Grove Road was sold by Dwight Meyhew t Richard and Pamela Alban for $689,000.

Caroline Boyd Second Place Finish

    Fourteen year old Caroline Boyd of Davidsonville finished second in the 15 and under age group in the Baltimore Fort McHenry Tunnel Run on Sunday,  Sept. 21.  This was the  sixth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K run/walk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland.
    For details,  go to:,0,3638714.story

Monday, September 22, 2014

South River Teacher Wins Award

From the South River Source:
Carlo Echiverri, an Advanced Placement Environmental Science teacher at South River High School, has been named the winner of the 2014 Jan Hollmann Environmental Education Award.
The award is named for the late Jan Hollmann, an environmental activist who created the first land trust in Maryland, now known as the Scenic Rivers Land Trust. Hollmann was also the catalyst for the passing of the Maryland Critical Area Act of 1984, which firmly outlines the responsibilities of the state and local jurisdictions regarding the impact of land development on natural habitats and aquatic resources.
Echiverri’s students have consistently won awards for their work, including a first place finish in the Environmental Science category at the Intel International Science Fair earlier this year. He has been teaching in Anne Arundel County Public Schools for eight years, all of which have been at South River.
Past recipients of the award include former Superintendent of Schools Kevin M. Maxwell (2012), Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center teacher Suzanne Kilby Etgen (2011), and former state Senator Gerald Winegrad (1995).
Echiverri will receive the award at a ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on September 18, 2014, at Arlington Echo, located at 975 Indian Landing Road in Millersville.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

National Merit Semifinalists

    Ten students from five Anne Arundel County public high schools have been selected as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship competition.
    Five students from Severna Park High School led the list, while South River had two students, and Arundel, Broadneck, and Old Mill were represented by one student each. The prestigious list is comprised of about 16,000 student achievers nationwide.
    “I am so proud of these students who have shown the discipline, diligence, and excellence it takes to achieve great things,” Superintendent of Schools George Arlotto said. “They are clear examples of the talent that exists in all of our students.”
    Semifinalists in the competition, which is overseen by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, were selected from about 1.4 million juniors in nearly 22,000 U.S. high schools who were top scorers on the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
    The local semifinalists from South River High are  Cassandra Boyle and Caterina Wu

Prescription to Heroin Drug Path

Davidsonville resident Roger Bagbey holds a photo of his son, Kyle,
 who died from a heroin overdose when he was 26 years old. 
(By Matthew Cole, Staff / September 18, 2014) 
    William "Kyle" Bagbey appeared to have turned his life around as he walked into the upstairs bathroom of his father's Davidsonville home on Jan. 11.
    Four years earlier, Bagbey's addiction to prescription drugs, namely Oxycontin, strained his relationship with his family to the point they sent him to a rehab program in Iowa. Once there, he appeared to thrive, his father, Roger Bagbey, said.
    He would enroll in Iowa State, where he studied business and marketing and interned at the athletics department.
    Bagbey, 27, traveled home for winter break before he was to start what was to be his final semester at Iowa State. But around 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11, Bagbey walked into the bathroom — and never came out alive, the victim of an apparent heroin overdose.
    For the rest of this story,  go to:,0,4305740.story

    For Kyle's obituary,  go to:

Saturday, September 20, 2014

CCFC Car Show Sept. 20

Here are photos from the Sept. 20 Car Show at the Chesapeake Christian Fellowship parking lot.
I have 21 photos taken at the show.  If you would like to receive them,  send an e-mail  to  (google will not allow me to enter the complete e-mail addr as a link)

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A one story home without basement at 1020 Wayson Way on 2.29 acres sold by Cedric and Rebekah Sims to Andrew Russette and Wendy O'Sullivan for $560,000.

2)    A 2 1/2 story home at 663 Santa Maria Lane on 2.05 acres sold by Mairead O'Reilly to Paige Cardwell for 1.073,000.

Gravestone Cleaning Workshop Sept 27

From the DACA Villager:
The Maryland Chapter of the Association of Gravestone Studies will present a Gravestone Cleaning Workshop at All Hallows Chapel Cemetery 864 Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD, 
Saturday, September 27, 2014.   Sign in at 8:30 a.m. No cost, no fees.  Class starts at 9:00 am and concludes at 2:00 pm
Participants will meet at All Hallows Chapel, just east of Lakemont Memorial Gardens on Central Avenue in  Davidonville. Sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. The workshop  will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 2:00 p.m.  This workshop is for anyone who loves cemeteries 
and history. You do not have to be a member to attend!

Our goal is to teach the use of the D2 product to clean  gravestones without damaging them.

There is no charge for this workshop. You should  bring a kneeling pad and dress in gardening casual  clothes; appropriate for the weather and getting wet and  dirty. We will meet at the chapel for a short orientation;  materials on cleaning and D2 will be provided. Several  stones in the graveyard have been selected for cleaning  and everyone will have hands-on experience in the  process.

This is a great cemetery to visit, with fascinating  gravestones commemorating local families.

In order to adequately plan for supplies and food,  please RSVP by September 20th. to Melvin Mason at

Friday, September 19, 2014

Vandalism At Davidsonville Park

From The South River Source:
 Anne Arundel County Police caught two teens after a witness notified police Wednesday. The two, 17-year-olds from Edgewater, were charged on juvenile citations with destruction to property. As minors, they were not identified to the media.
Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said that police were called to the park, located at 3042 Patuxent River Road in Davidsonville, just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The witness said that they saw two vehicles on the field of the park, causing destruction.
Police reviewed the damage and canvassed the area. They conducted traffic stops nearby on two vehicles that matched the description provided by the witness. Police said that the vehicles were covered in dirt and mud. Further investigation revealed that the two operators of the vehicles had driven through a fence onto an asphalt footpath trail in the park, Mulcahy said.
Back on September 5, Davidsonville Athletic Association sent an email to members to alert them to an “abundance of vandalism at Davidsonville Park in recent months.” The email noted that there had been cuts in the fence, signs destroyed, split rail fencing vandalized and other problems that may have been related to possible ATVs and dirt bikes. Families were asked to note suspicious vehicles in the park at odd times and to take down license plates and call 911.
If you notice destruction of property at Davidsonville Park (or other parks), please call police. Many of the sporting facilities at local parks are maintained by volunteers with funds provided by local recreational sports clubs. They can ill afford expensive repairs. In addition, divots and uprooted grass can prove a safety hazard to players.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Roberta Pohlman Passes Away

    Roberta Beach Pohlman of Audubon, PA formerly of Davidsonville, MD, passed away on Sept. 14, 2014.
    She is survived by her beloved husband William Pohlman of 57 years; her 3 children David Pohlman of Malvern, PA; Donald Pohlman of Thorthon,CO; and Debra Hamilton of San Carlos,CA; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son Douglas Pohlman.
    Services will be private. www.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Paul Gaug's Tractor

  Paul Gaug of Davidsonville is shown competing at the Anne Arundel County Fair on Sept. 14 with his mini rod tractor. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Abnormal Behavior Car Show

Here are some pictures from the  fifth annual  Abnormal Behavior  Car Show at the Knightongale Farm in Davidsonville on Sept. 13


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Shannon Carta Interview

    Shannon Carta of Davidsonville was a  leader on the Salisbury University lacrosse team this past year.   She  sat down for an interview with Inside Lacrosse.  You can read the interview at:

    You can also read about Shannon at:

Bling and Blue Jean Bash Sept 20

   "Bling and Blue Jean Bash," an event to benefit Food Link Maryland, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Homestead Gardens, 743 W. Central Ave. in Davidsonville.
    The evening features a silent auction, food and music for dancing.
    Ticket prices are $55 in advance or $65 at the door.
    For tickets and more information, visit

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sasha Karunaratne Receives BA

    Sasha A. Karunaratne of Davidsonville graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in fashion merchandising from LIM College.

Joseph Moore Receives BS

      Joseph Moore Jr. of Davidsonville graduated from Towson University with a bachelor of science degree in electronic media and film.  Joseph, a 2009 graduate of South River High School, is the son of Joe and Kim Moore.

Matthew Lucente At LaSalle

    Matthew Lucente of Davidsonville is a freshman at LaSalle University this fall.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vaughn's 1940 Lincoln

At the recent car show at the Green Turtle restaurant in Edgewater,  this 1940 Lincoln Zepher owned by H. Red Vaughn of Davidesonville was on display.

Park and Ride Expansion Proceeding

    The SHA is making steady,  even if slow,  progress on the Davidsonville Park and Ride.  Below are pictures taken 9/9/14 showing extent of the construction thus far.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bob Sima Plays Concerts

    Once a month for the past two years, the Davidsonville musician Bob Sima has performed concerts for cancer patients.
    For the complete story and photos,  go to:,0,3763080.story

Rebecca Michalski Coaches at Salisbury

    Former South River high standout lacrosse player Rebecca Michalski from Davidsonville is an assistant coach for the Salisbury University Sea Gulls.

Alex Watson Transferrs to SDSU

    Davidsonville resident Alex Watson has transferred from Lasalle University to San Diego State University where she will be a sophomore on their lacrosse team.  The 5' 9" midfielder attended South River High.    More info about Alex can be read at:

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on .5 acre at 411 Heitzman Road was sold by Marta Zaniewski to Rose Callaghan for $485,000.

 2)    A two story home on .97 acre at 1309 Lavall Drive was sold by Dennis Brady to Michael and Stacy Spaulding for $535,000.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Killarney House Solar Panels

    The Killarney House restaurant on Central Avenue in Davisonville has added solar panels to provide electricity and also hot water.  To read about the project,  go to:,0,1092167.story

Davidsonville Burglaries/Thefts

    Anne Arundel police are searching for two people in connection to a string of burglaries and thefts from vehicles in Davidsonville.
    Police responded to the 2400 block of Fox Creek Lane around 2 a.m. Thursday for reports of multiple burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the area. Police released images of the suspects Friday morning.
They are described as black males. One is described as having close cropped hair and possible facial hair with a medium build and tattoos on both forearms; the other is described as having longer hair, possibly braids and facial hair.
    Anyone with information about these thefts should contact western district detectives at 410-222-6155 or call Metro Crime Stoppers  at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Riva Rd. Home To Be Auctioned By Sheriff

    A home at 3658 Riva Rd in Davidsonville is scheduled for Sheriff's Sale on Sept. 25 at the Court House steps in Annapolis.   Further particulars can be read in the legal notice published in The Capital on each Wed. prior to the sale unless canceled beforehand. 

Madison Curtis Teen Of The Week

    Arnold resident Madison "Maddie" Curtis, 17, a senior at Broadneck High School, commutes to her grandparents' home in Davidsonville each morning before dawn to feed and groom her horse Chesapeake Chester, a 2-year old former racehorse.
    Maddie is this weeks Teen Of The Week.   You can read more about her at:,0,5977477.story

Smocking Arts Guild Meeting

    The Chesapeake Treasures Chapter of Smocking Arts Guild of America will meet Thursday, Sept. 11,   at Tomorrow's Treasures, 2110 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 12, Crofton. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is called to order at 7 p.m. The chapter is a community group dedicated to the art of smocking and a variety of other needlework. Seasoned artists as well as novices are welcome. For more information, visit

Woodworkers Guild Meeting

    The Annapolis Woodworkers Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Spet. 11,  at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave. Carl Swensson will discuss Swiss coopering and stave making. Visitors and new members are welcome. For information, visit

Charles Toney Passes Away

   Charles Andrew Toney, 82, a forty-seven year resident of Davidsonville, MD died very peacefully at his residence on September 2 due to natural causes.
    Born in Lawndale, NC on March 4, 1932, Charles served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army. In 1967 he moved to Davidsonville and built his own home. He was a skilled brick mason, which led to him becoming a partner in the Toney & Black Construction Co.
    He was also a grain farmer and partner in the GTS Grain Co., Inc. Charles retired as a school bus driver for Anne Arundel County. He loved ballroom dancing and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
    He is survived by his wife, Willard Dean Toney, whom he married in 1960; two sons, Charles Barry Toney of Davidsonville, MD and Chuck Andrew Toney of Supply, NC.
    Family and friends are invited to Charles’ Life Celebration on Tuesday, September 9 from 1pm until his memorial service begins at 2:30pm at Olive Grove Baptist Church, Leman Gap Rd., Casar, NC 28020. An online guestbook is available by clicking on:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A 1 1/2 story home without basement on3.44 acres at 315 Dodon Road was sold by John Baker to Jeffrey and Brenda Ring for $800,000.

2)    A split foyer home on 1.24 acres at 1264 Lavall Drive was sold by Kenneth Williams to Samantha Smalley for $553,000.

William Kelly At Yale U.

    William Davis Kelly of Davidsonville is a freshman at Yale University and is on their lacrosse team for the coming spring campaign.   He is the son of Chris and Marlene Kelly and a nephew of Brendan Kelly, the owner of MLL Chesapeake.
     He was a two year starter and captain of the St. Mary's High lacrosse team helping the 2014 team to the conference quarterfinals though he was unable to play in that game because of an injury.
    He was also a three year letterman and captain of the St. Mary's football team having scored 16 TDs as a WR in the last two years.  He was the 2013 team MVP, Capital-Gazette first team the last two years, All State, Baltimore TD Club Super 22.
    He was also a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and received the Presidents Education Award.

Laura Jane Shouse Passes Away

    Laura Jane Shouse, 75,  of Fayetteville, AR,  formerly of Davidsonville, Maryland, died July 12, 2014 in Fayetteville. Jane was born April 5, 1939 in Fayetteville , to Merle M. and Genevieve Hewitt Shouse. 
    Jane grew up in Harrison and graduate from Harrison High School in 1957. After graduating she moved with the family to the Washington DC area where she attended and graduated from George Washington University with a degree in political science. Her career spanned for over 30 years in several departments of the U S Government. Her specialty was with the programs for indians and the disadvantaged.  She retired from a position as a federal writer/analyst in 1995 and  then in  2005 she moved back to Arkansas and decided on Springdale where some of her family still remained.
    Since returning to Springdale, she became active with the National Association of Retired Federal Employers and the Fayetteville Senior Center activities. Jane travelled to Harrison frequently to reconnect and participate with the monthly activities of her high school graduating class.She was involved with local card groups, coin collecting and was interested in antique cars and the opera. Jane was also an avid NCAA college sports fan and followed the Razorback football and basket teams. Over the years she rescued, provided a home  and cared for many homeless cats. 
    She is survived by one brother: Larry Shouse of Longview, Texas, her uncle, Harold Dean Hewitt of Springdale as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Graveside services were at 1:00 P.M. Friday July 18, 2014 at Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison.
    Online condolences may be read or submitted  at:

Mike Strange at Monmouth University

   Mike Strange of Davidsonville is a junior at Monmouth University  and is a wide receiver on their football team this fall.  The son of Mike and Carol Ann Strange is majoring in pre-med.   His bio can be read at: