Notables: Oct. 30

October 28, 2013 

•  Anja Sheppard, of Chapel Hill, has been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines, which is the highest achievement for Girl Scouts in sixth to eighth grade.

She raised money for the Bwaila Maternity Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. At the market for her church, Anja sold original artwork from Malawi that was donated for the project by Dr. Jeffery Wilkinson. She made additional items to sell at the market and raised approximately $400. Anja purchased and shipped protein powder and a one year’s supply of LaxaClear to Malawi for patients undergoing surgery for obstetric fistulas at the local hospital.

Sheppard is the daughter of Drs. Claudia and Scott Sheppard. Sheppard has been a Girl Scout since 2006 and is a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 1054 led by Susan Heckel, Claudia Sheppard, and Christine Wisnewski.

• Six members of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office recently graduated Basic Drill and Ceremonies Training through Central Carolina Community College in Sanford.

Completing the 40-hour training were Deputy A. McAlister, Deputy R. Miller, Deputy B. Inman, Deputy C. Williams, Deputy K. Hughes and Staff Sergeant P. Clemons. Each graduate will take their place as a team member of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard.

•  Mary Darr, P.E., recently became OWASA’s Director of Engineering and Planning. She was selected from a pool of 44 candidates after a national search.

Darr joined OWASA in 1994 as a utilities engineer and was promoted to operations engineer in 2000. She has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan.

•  Libbie Hough, president of Comma, has joined the Board of Directors of The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough. Hough is serving as the representative to the board from the Downtown Merchants of Historic Hillsborough. Hough has lived in the area for more than 30 years, relocated her business last year from her home office to the Alexander Graham building on Churton Street.

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