Zonta urges non-profits to apply for grant awardThe Zonta...

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September 27, 1992

Zonta urges non-profits to apply for grant award

The Zonta Club of Annapolis is requesting proposals from area non-profit organizations providing services to the community that benefit women and children.

Proposals, due Thursday, will be considered for a grant award to be presented in May.

Send proposals to Doris Larson, 1101 River Bay Road, Annapolis, Md., 21401.

Information: 757-8196.

Utilities department receives award

The Anne Arundel County Department of Utilities' Pretreatment Program has been awarded first place in the Environmental Protection Agency's 1992 National Pretreatment Excellence Award.

The award was presented recently to Department of Utilities Director Tom Neel at a conference in New Orleans.

The awards are issued annually to publicly owned wastewater pretreatment programs that have demonstrated their commitment to protecting and improving the quality of the nation's waters.

Hazardous waste drop-off scheduled

The Anne Arundel County Office of Recycling is sponsoring a Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works, Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis; and at Fire Department headquarters on Veterans Highway in Millersville.

Residents may dispose of hazardous wastes by keeping them in their original containers for easy identification, and by bringing them to one of the two sites.

A short wait of up to 15 minutes may be necessary, and a driver's license will be required as proof of county residency.

Do not bring commercial waste, commercial medical waste, prescription drugs, explosives, smoke alarms and propane tanks. Also, latex paint is not toxic and can be discarded with regular trash after it has dried.

Motor oil and antifreeze is accepted at other locations in the county. Information: 222-6103.

Forms available for voter registration

The Anne Arundel County Board of Supervisors of Elections is reminding voters of the deadlines to register to vote in the Nov. 3, 1992, presidential general election.

Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. is the last day to register to vote, and the last day for elderly and disabled citizens to request a barrier-free polling place.

Oct. 27 is the deadline for absentee voting applications.

Voter-registration applications are available at the following locations:

* Election office at 101 North Crain Highway, Room 305, Glen Burnie.

* Anne Arundel County libraries.

* Most banks and savings and loans.

* Most U.S. post offices.

* Annapolis branch of the Motor Vehicle Administration.

Information:222-6600.

Third literacy center opens near Fort Meade

Anne Arundel Community College, the county Department of

Social Services and Associated Cath

olic Charities has opened a third county literacy center at Sarah's House in the Fort Meade area.

Officials plan to duplicate county literacy programs already in place at the Aris T. Allen Annapolis Learning Center and Arundel Center North in Glen Burnie.

Adults will work with volunteers and use computers to learn to read; improve reading, writing and math skills; and receive GED

instruction leading to a high school general equivalency diploma.

Information: 974-8752.

Literacy Council lines up speakers

The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council has developed a speakers' bureau to help people learn about the negative effects of illiteracy.

Program managers and experienced tutors will speak to local community groups, clubs, organization and businesses about the detrimental effects of illiteracy, including financial loss, cost to taxpayers, and costs to business.

Speakers will answer questions after their presentations.

Information: 551-7448.

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