Elementary school 'voters' cast early ballots NORTH COUNTY Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey



Walking through the third grade pod at Brooklyn Park Elementary School last Thursday, you knew something exciting was about to take place.

The walls were plastered with Bush, Clinton and Perot posters. A registration table, a voting booth and a ballot box decorated with red, white and blue stars were arranged at the back of the room.

It was "Election Day," and Brooklyn Park students were casting their votes.

Teachers had been presenting platforms of the candidates to the students during the previous week, and now it was time to mark ballots.

The outcome surprised everyone. Ross Perot got 72 votes, and Bill Clinton and George Bush tied with 132 votes each.


Belle Grove Elementary School news: The PTA will sponsor a bake sale from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day in the school lobby.

Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale can send them to school on Monday or call Sandy Gallagher, 789-8621, for other arrangements.

* At 1 p.m. Wednesday a cultural arts program, "Van Gogh," will be presented. All parents are welcome to attend.

* Those who have not picked up their fall fund-raiser merchandise should contact Pat Renee at 636-5190 to make arrangements.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Welcome to Beth Panitz, permanent substitute, and Cheryl Wright, secretary, who have joined the school team.

* The county Sheriff's Department will make a presentation to students in the first through fourth grades Wednesday.


Park Elementary School news: Watch out students! The snakes are on the way!

Reptile World will be visiting the school on Thursday for two shows. The first is at 9 a.m. for grades 3 through 6 and the second show begins at 1 p.m. for ECI and kindergarten through second grade.


North County High School news: Congratulations to Shawn Moyer and Angelisa Proserpi, the new homecoming king and queen, and to Greg Sabo and Angela Prince, the first runners-up.

The winners were announced at halftime during the homecoming football game.

* The Parents Club Executive Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a general meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the media center.

* The stage production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" is coming to North County. Mark your calendars for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 or Nov. 13. Tickets are $4 and will be available at the door.


All public schools will be closed tomorrow for Election Day and Friday, for staff development day.


The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association is accepting registration for basketball.

Boys and girls between 6 and 15 are invited to join. Registration is $25 for one child and $40 for two or more children. You can register your child at the Sugar Shack on the 10th Avenue fields from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call Mike Blake at 355-1323.

* Indoor soccer tryouts for the under-10, under-12 and under-14 leagues will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at the basketball court on the 10th Avenue fields. These tryouts are for Session I at the Myers Pavilion.

Children born from Aug. 1, 1978, through 1984 are eligible. Plan ++ to wear tennis shoes, no spikes.

For questions or more information, call Dennis Barnes at 636-2575.

* The North County Fall Soccer Classic Tournament begins tomorrow at the 10th Avenue fields. Come and enjoy the exceptional talents of these young players. Sweat shirts will be sold at the Sugar Shack.


Meridian Nursing Center, 613 Hammonds Lane, will have its 18th Annual Bazaar from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Food, crafts, baked goods, jewelry and white elephant items will be for sale. Among the homemade items to be raffled off are a quilt, an afghan and a doll.

To make a donation, contact Sue Thompson or Susan McConnell at 636-3400. Proceeds will benefit the Resident's Council and the Hurricane Andrew Relief Fund sponsored by the Red Cross.

* The Alzheimer's Association Support Group will meet from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The award-winning documentary, "Living with Grace," will be shown. The film explores the life of a woman with dementia, six years after her diagnosis.

If you are interested in more information, call Judi Beyer or Patti Haynie at 636-3400.


Harbor Hospital Center news: The Coronary Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in Room 500 of the Gruehn Building. Cardiac patients and their families will learn about "Advance Directives: How to Put Health Care Decisions in Writing."

Nursing coordinator Jane Nykiel will discuss the importance of spelling out one's final wishes with family members. For more information, call 347-3840.

* Now that the weather is getting colder and most people are moving their exercise programs indoors, Harbor Hospital is offering an indoor exercise program at the Glen Burnie Mall.

Anyone can register every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Hospital personnel are there to offer screening and health information.

* The center is offering tours of the maternity unit at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday and at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month for expectant couples.

Registration is not required.

A free two-hour grandparenting class will be held for first-time grandparents immediately following the tours.

The sessions will be conducted in the nursery conference room. The class examines the changing role of grandparents, the importance of family-centered care, the many options available to new parents and how grandparents can provide support.

For more information about the tours and grandparenting classes, call 347-3412.

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