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JANUARY 2019     |   Vol. 24   |    Issue 1    |     Mail Run: 8,381    |     Total Print Run: 11,500

                                                   The                Catoctin

        Your Good News Community Newspaper, Serving Northern Frederick County, Maryland, Since 1995

                  Local 16-Year-Old                                                                  Introduction

            Sets Powerlifting                                                                                  to the
                                                                                                               to the

              W orld R ecords                                                                                ENEMY

               Blair Garrett                                                              Deb Abraham Spalding
               Breaking one world record can        The young athlete’s short but
            take a lifetime of dedication and     fruitful powerlifting career began
            hard work.                            through success in other sports.
               Holding two world records is a     Rice, a dual-sport athlete, took a
            distant dream for most athletes.      break from football and track and
               For sixteen-year-old Tristan Rice,   fi eld to face a new challenge and to
            that dream has become a reality.      accomplish something he had never
               After spending just fi ve           done before.
            months training and working             “I started powerlifting during
            out, Rice took his talents to         football and shot put,” Rice said.
            Las Vegas, Nevada, to take his        “There was always something I
            shot at powerlifting glory in the     enjoyed about it.”
                                                                                                             A A
            International Powerlifting League       From the beginning, Rice found                           Addiction Knows No Boundariesddiction Knows No Boundariesddiction Knows No Boundaries
            Drug Tested World Championship.        …Story   continued on page 31
                                                                                          Locally, we’re at war. We’re not   one is safe, because even if we don’t
                                                                                       in an obvious battle, it’s a hushed
                                                                                                                             have an addiction ourselves, we
                        Ca toctin’s                                                    one. Our casualties are many. Our     may have a family member, friend,
                        Ca tocti n’s
                                                                                                                             or neighbor who does.
                                                                                       enemy is addiction. Through the
                  V OL un teer of                                                      efforts of the Thurmont Addiction     believed to be caused by a genetic
                                                                                                                                Addiction is a disease that is
                                                                                       Commission (TAC), and several
                                                                                                                             predisposition that can react
                                                                                       other groups and individuals,
                            the Y ear                                                  we’re starting to fi ght back in the   to stimulants and immediately
                                                                                       Catoctin area.
                                                                                                                             cause addiction. The reference to
                                                                                          Chris Schildt of Thurmont
               John Dowling Receives Awards for his Volunteer Work                     wasn’t our area’s fi rst casualty of   addiction in this article is not only
                                                                                                                             on drugs since addiction comes in
                                                                                       addiction, but his death was one      many forms, with drugs, smoking,
               James Rada, Jr.                                                         that inspired collective action to    drinking, and eating being the most
                                                                                       do something to help and prevent      obvious, and sex, tanning, pulling
               2018 was quite a year for John     work at the Mother Seton School      addiction. In his case, a street      out your hair, and social media
            Dowling, age seventy-fi ve, of         annual carnival. Dowling and his     drug addiction began after using      being examples of the less obvious.
            Thurmont. The Thurmont Lions          wife, Kathryn, got involved with     prescribed drugs for a sports injury.    Chris’ death was the spark of
            Club, Thurmont Grange, and            the carnival when their children     Chris had a bright future ahead       intention for his father and mother,
            Mother Seton School all recognized    attended the school. Besides helping   of him. He was an athlete, a 2009   Ed and Karen Schildt of Thurmont,
            his abundant volunteer work in the    to start the carnival at the school,   graduate of Catoctin High School,   who joined in the efforts of others
            area.                                 the Dowlings also launched the       a 2015 graduate of Shepherd           who had already started fi ghting,
               “I guess I’m involved just about   successful bingo and auction         University, he had a job, he coached   healing, and helping to deal with
            everywhere,” Dowling said. “It’s in   fundraisers for the school. The      youth sports, and he had recently     this enemy they never saw coming.
            my blood.”                            work started as a way to reduce the   become a father, when he died in     The Schildts’ path to recovery in
               Last fall, Dowling’s work was      tuition at Mother Seton School for   June 2016 from an overdose, or        mourning was to do something,
            recognized three times.               their children, but it turned into a   bad batch, of heroin.               anything.
               Mother Seton School recognized     labor of love, even after their kids    Chris didn’t want to die, but         Ed said, “We were supported
            him for his thirty-six years of        … Story   continued on page 12      addiction has no geographic,          tremendously when our son passed.
                                                                                       demographic, moral, fi nancial, age,   We stood in a receiving line at
                                                                                       or racial boundaries. We honor        Stauffer Funeral Home for ten
                                                                                       him, all who have passed, and all     straight hours with Chris’ death.
                                                                Residential Customer
                                                                                       who battle addiction, by seeking      We were supported during the days
                        E D D M
                                                                                       solutions and resources in the        and weeks and months afterward.
                       P A I D
                                                                                       Catoctin Community. It’s time that    When clarity came back, we said,
                                                                                  Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
                                                                                       we all become proactive in attack     ‘What can we do? How do we
                                                                                  515B East Main Street
                                                                                       to defeat this enemy from which no     … Story   continued on page 23
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