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Bradric Productions and The McCarty Metro, are pleased to announce the sixth annual McCarty Metro Film Project. The event will take place from July 3 - July 9, 2017. The event is open to all. We are looking for people get an idea of a film in accordance with the rules posted on this website on July 2, then over the next 7 days, write, act, direct and produce a short 4 minute or less movie and submit it to the McCarty Metro by 11:59 pm Sunday July 9. For more information, check out our Film Project Page. I look forward to your movies...



Andrew Charles Brookfield was welcomed into the world on April 17. Proud parents Rob and Sara, and big brother Bobby are ecstatic. Andrew's length was 19 inches, and weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Congratulations to the Brookfields, and Grandpa Larry and Grandma Gina on the newest McCarty family member.


Andy McCarty was honored by his Baltimore police department with an award for his courage, bravery, and self control. Here is the official proclamation...

Office Andrew McCarty observed several people in the area arguing with another man whom Office McCarty recognized from an earlier shooting. Office McCarty saw the black handle of a firearm protruding from the man's waistband and appeared as though he was going to withdraw it. Office McCarty walked up behind the man, withdrew his weapon, and ordered the man to comply with his orders. Officer McCarty recovered the firearm and placed the man under arrest.

Wife Ann posted on FB... "For the last 18 years, along with many of you, I have been amazed, and entertained by all of the adventures that Andy has had. It was a great honor tonight, to watch him receive an award for his courage, his bravery, and self control. Thank you to him, and all of the other officers that serve each and everyday. Love you Andy. We are so proud of you. Thank you!

Proud father Mike says "That boy looks good in that uni!" He has come all the way from the McCarty Metro College Beat to Police Beat.

Andy receives his award, then is shown sharing the moment with this proud family



The McCarty Metro had a March Madness basketball challenge in March. As soon as the field of 68 Division 1 college teams were chosen, Metro subscribers received an email to fill out their brackets. We saw 15 subscribers take the challenge. The winner of our bracket was in doubt all the way until the final buzzer of the championship game. Congratulations to North Carolina on their NCAA Championship, and congrats to Metro subscribers James and Ben Stonecipher who won our challenge. Thank you to everyone that played, and thanks especially to my son Chris who did all the setup of the McCarty Metro bracket. Great job all!



Metro subscribers and proud grandparents Tom & Joanne show off their twin granddaughters who turned 3 months recently. They are real cuties!!!


Much to the chagrin of his wife, Brad McCarty finally went out and purchased his first minivan. Brad reports... "I had been wrestling between SUV and Minivan for a few weeks now, either would have been a huge size upgrade over our current Prius C. In the end, I found a great deal on the Kia Sedona. All of the extra space for the family, the dog, and our infinite “stuff” is why I needed this van. The girls will love it for being a fort on wheels. Even Valerie has to appreciate the ability to transport home improvement items bigger than a hammer from the store. And everyone will appreciate the space once we embark on our Massachusetts trip this summer. The only drawback seems to be the MPG, but you’ve got to take the good with the bad, and it’s just something I’ll have to get used to."


Gull Lake 33 will be played at the end of May in Augusta, Michigan. The event was started in 1985 with Rick McCarty and Kelly McCarty. This year, your editor is the only McCarty in the field. Several subscribers are playing as well. Good luck to Kelly and all the golfers. Hoping for nice weather and low scores.


Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our other readers.
 Austin & Bonnie vacationed in Arizona.
Andy, Ann and family spent a few days down to Florida for spring break.
Larry spent time across the pond in Germany (see story below in quick videos)

 Megan, Jenna, and Kristen and friends spent spring break down at the Atlantis Resort in the beautiful Bahamas.

Did you go on a trip or vacation? Send us your destination and any pictures you have to mccartymetro@gmail.com


Dear Editor: Thanks for allowing us to participate in the McCarty Metro NCAA Tournament picks. My son James (13) helped me to compare data for each team in making our picks. Still a crap shoot, but lots of fun. We are looking forward to the fall football (Pigskin Pickem) season. - Ben

ED NOTE: This is another great reason to subscribe to the Metro. My son Chris put this tournament together just before tournament time, and I sent out a special email to our subscribers to participate. Although I don't follow college basketball, it made it fun to check the standings after each round. Congrats on the 'W' Ben.

Dear Editor: I enjoyed reading "Gene's Story" in the March Edition. Although I am not a McCarty, I know how important family is and it is cool to see you guys embracing Gene as part of your family. I enjoy reading the McCarty Metro every month and look forward to more stories about Gene. -Tom

ED NOTE: Thanks Tom. We come from a large family and our parents brought us up right. I am one of 8 boys, and we also have lots of great cousins, nieces and nephews as well in the McCarty clan. And... Like you... I am looking to more stories about Gene as well.

We appreciate our McCarty Metro readers and always want to hear your questions, comments, rants, or editorials.
Just submit them anytime during the month to to mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in the next issue.

For those that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for "The Food"! I would like to encourage our readers to submit their favorite recipes to the McCarty Metro at mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in upcoming issues. This month we have some great dishes for to feed your family.

Submitted by Janet

It's so easy and comes out wonderful.
Who can resist the delicious taste of pizza?


1 pound loaf frozen bread dough, thawed 
1 egg, beaten 
4 ounces sliced pepperoni sausage 
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

Roll frozen bread dough out into a rectangle. Brush dough with beaten egg. Arrange pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese over the dough. Sprinkle on the Italian seasoning. Roll up dough like a jelly roll and pinch seam to seal; place, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet. 

Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until golden.


1 pound bulk Italian sausage 
1 medium green pepper, chopped 
5 cups spiral pasta, cooked and drained 
1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce 
1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

In a large skillet, cook sausage and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in pasta and spaghetti sauce. 
Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

We all have seen articles in newspapers which we find humorous. If you see any, please send them to me via email at mccartymetro@gmail.com, and we will feature them in an upcoming issue of the McCarty Metro.






Metro subscriber Lauren will be appearing in the stage presentation of 'Catch Me If You Can' at the New Bern Civic Theater for 3 weekends in May. She also had a great time with the promo shoot which actually took place at the New Bern International Airport! It is going to be an amazing production! If you are going to be in New Bern, North Carolina area, don't miss out, buy your tickets now!! http://www.newberncivictheatre.org.


The end of March found Lake Speed of the Cockroaches at Jeaney's Live Music Pub in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany, a town in Bavaria. Being it was Lake Speed's youngest daughter's birthday, Lake performed Happy Birthday with Regina Mühlthaler the bartender at Jeaney's and Matthew, a local patron. Bavaria is awaiting a Cockroach invasion.


Ron Bass, 68, professional wrestler, complications from surgery. Lou Duva, 94, boxing trainer and manager. Joni Sledge, 60, singer (Sister Sledge). Chuck Berry, 90, American Hall of Fame rock and roll musician ("Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene", "Roll Over Beethoven") Jerry Krause, 77, basketball executive (Chicago Bulls). Chuck Barris, 87, television producer, game show creator, host (The Gong Show, The Dating Game), and songwriter ("Palisades Park"). Sib Hashian, 67, drummer (Boston). Dallas Green, 82, baseball player, manager (Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets) and executive (Chicago Cubs), kidney failure and pneumonia. Rich Fisher, 67, Detroit news anchor (WJBK), esophageal cancer. Brian Oldfield, 71, Olympic shot putter (1972). Don Rickles, 90, comedian (Dean Martin Celebrity Roast) and actor (Toy Story, CPO Sharkey), kidney failure. Dorothy Mengering, 95, television personality (Late Show with David Letterman) and mother of David Letterman. J. Geils, 71, guitarist (The J. Geils Band). Charlie Murphy, 57, comedian, actor and screenwriter (Chappelle's Show, Norbit), leukemia. Dan Rooney, 84, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers (since 2003), Ambassador to Ireland (2009-2012), member of the Hall of Fame (2000). Clifton James, 96, actor (Live and Let Die, Cool Hand Luke, Eight Men Out), complications from diabetes. Rosey, 47, professional wrestler, heart failure. Erin Moran, 56, actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi). Jonathan Demme, 73, film director (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), Oscar winner (1992), complications from esophageal cancer. 


Augusta P. Sims
9/26/26 - 3/7/17

Augusta Page Sims, 90, passed peacefully in her home on March 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Byrl Loren Sims, her parents, Ralph and Versa Page, and her sister Barbara (Page) Trichler. She is survived by her four children, Loren Page Sims (Birdy), Laura Sims Bain (Ron), Linden Kyle Sims (Amy), and Leslie Ruth Sims. Augusta was born on September 26,1926, in (McCleansboro) IL. At age 15 she graduated high school and entered University of Louisville, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1945. She then earned a Master of Religious Education from Women’s Missionary Union Training School in Louisville in 1947, where she taught Bible for a year before earning a Masters Degree in Speech from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois in 1950. After graduation she taught Bible and served as the Associate Dean of Women at Bethel Woman’s College in Hopkinsville, Ky. She earned a second Masters Degree in Speech Therapy from Southern Illinois University in 1953. There she met and married Byrl Sims. They resided in Los Angeles, California, Champaign, Illinois, and for 35 years in Columbus Ohio, before moving to Marengo 10 years ago. Augusta was a Speech Therapist for Delaware County Ohio from 1969 to 1988, working in Olentangy, Big Walnut and Buckeye Valley schools. Her ninety years on earth were spent learning, loving and giving. Children were her passion and where she derived her greatest enjoyment. Whether she was teaching in the schools or in church, providing childcare, or spending time with grandchildren, she was a mother to every child she met. Augusta was passionate about helping others and generously gave to many individuals and organizations. If you would like to do something in Augusta’s memory she suggested a donation to the Salvation Army or a local food bank, or another charity of your choosing. Services were held privately by the family.

ED NOTE: Our condolences to the entire Sims family, including our readers Laura Bain, Valerie McCarty, Allison Brooks and Stephen Bain.



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