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Hogan nominates 5 county residents to state boards

Gov. Larry Hogan included five Washington County residents in his annual list of nominees to state boards and commissions. The nominees were announced Friday, and include:

• Mary Shank Creek, Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corp. (MARBIDCO), Board of Directors of Maryland

• Glenn D. Fishack, Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

• Tawn T. Gregory, Emergency Number Systems Board

• L. William Proctor Jr., Hagerstown Community College Board of Trustees

• Gregory I. Snook, Hagerstown Community College Board of Trustees

The appointments must be approved by the Maryland Senate.

Here’s a bill with teeth in it

Del. Mike McKay, R-Washington/Allegany, has been a passionate advocate for dental care for low-income adults. In past years, he’s been behind measures to include adult dental care in Medicaid coverage. This year, he sponsored legislation for capital grants for dental clinics to provide that care.

As he presented the bill last week in the House Health and Government Operations Committee, McKay announced that “I kind of feel like The Rock today.”

Committee members looked puzzled.

“He was in that movie, ‘The Tooth Fairy,’” he explained, adding, “there’s such a resemblance between me and … anyhow.”

Herald-Mail columnist offers Senate prayer

The Rev. George Michael of Williamsport, a pastor at Independent Bible Church in Martinsburg, W.Va., and a guest columnist for Herald-Mail Media, offered Friday’s invocation in the Maryland Senate.

In addition the prayer, Michael took the opportunity to remind the senators that Williamsport is the future headquarters of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and invited the legislators to come to Williamsport to visit the park.

— Compiled by Tamela Baker