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Adolescents and opioids

May 19th, 2022|

The ongoing opioid epidemic has frequently made the headlines. The news tends to be in general. It looks at specific groups but usually not by age. A recent letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) pointed out that we need to look at it that way. In 2010 there were 518 overdose deaths in adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18. That number remained fairly steady over the next few years. In 2019 there were 492 deaths. However, in 2020 deaths almost doubled to 954. The number increased by an additional 20 percent in 2021. More than 77 percent of the deaths were due to Fentanyl. An additional six percent were due to prescription opioids. And two percent more were due to heroin. Thus 85 percent of all overdose deaths in adolescents were opioid related. It did not appear to be related to more adolescents using drugs. The total number of users was about the same. This meant that the drugs they were using were more likely to be lethal. That is attributed to the decrease in legally prescribed opioids. That decrease led more individuals to look for illegal sources of drugs. Those illegal [...]


Memorial Day Chicken BBQ

May 19th, 2022|

There will be a Memorial Day Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 28 at Wheatley Methodist Church. Carry-out meal to include: half BBQ chicken, baked beans, and roll. Suggested donation is $10/platter. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Wheatley Church is located at intersection of Md. Rt. 313 and Wheatley Church Road outside Galestown (two miles north of Sharptown and two miles south of Eldorado).  Pre-order is encouraged. Call 302-536-7796 to place an order. Leave message, if no answer, including number of dinners requested, name and call back number. All messages will be confirmed with return call.   Proceeds to benefit the Historic Wheatley Methodist Protestant Church Preservation project. Current Maryland COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

Sunday Night Gospel concerts take place in June

May 19th, 2022|

The Sunday Night Gospel concerts will take place at Centenary United Methodist Church, located at 200 W. Market Street in Laurel, starting at 6 p.m. The following concerts will take place: June 5- One Day Closer, June 12- Dave Morgan, June 19- Don White, and June 26- Andrew Daises.


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Virginia “Ginny” Murphy Short, 88

Virginia “Ginny” Murphy Short of Seaford, surrounded by her family at home was peacefully called by the Lord and entered the gates of heaven Friday, May 6, 2022. Ginny was born in Reliance, Md. on [...]

Dorothy Waller Banks, 89

Dorothy Waller Banks of Laurel passed away on May 9, 2022 at TidalHealth PRMC in Salisbury. Born in Laurel, she was the daughter of the late Gertha M. Waller and Carrie E. Waller. Dorothy graduated [...]

Hope Adele (Waples) Holloway, 69

Hope Adele (Waples) Holloway of Greenwood went home to be with the Lord Jesus on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Lofland Park Center in Seaford. She was born on Dec. 10, 1952 in Lewes, daughter of [...]

Roger Lee Adkins, Jr.

Roger Lee Adkins, Jr., was born July 14, 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio.  He departed this life on April 30, 2022.  Roger was married to Debbie Adkins for 29 years. Roger was preceded in death by [...]

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