Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber

SOUTHEAST --

February 11, 1993

State awards recycling grant to Sykesville

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $13,073 recycling grant to the town of Sykesville.

"We opened the mail and started cheering," Town Manager James L. Schumacher said yesterday.

The town will use the money to purchase a baler, which it is now leasing for $100 a month. Randy Hughes, supervisor of the Bureau of Streets and Sanitation, said the machine can compress and bind "just about anything," including cardboard, newspapers and aluminum, into 2-by-2-by-4-foot bundles.

Buying the baler is more cost effective than "perpetually renting" the equipment, said Mr. Schumacher. "Rental could cost us $12,000 over the 10-year life of the baler."

The grant money also will reimburse the town for $4,000 it paid to repave the Recycling Center parking lot last fall.

Sykesville woman passes secretarial examination

Cynthia Moiana, of Sykesville, recently passed her Certified Professional Secretarial Examination.

Given twice annually, the exam is taken by thousands of people throughout the world. The test, composed of accounting, office technology, business law, economics management, and office administration and communications, lasts two days and the scores are ranked according to competency for the tested areas.

Ms. Moiana graduated from Carroll Community College's Office Technology department in May 1992. While a student there, she was active in the Collegiate Secretaries International chapter , and was chairperson of the Typing-Shorthand Derby held last April.

Ms. Moiana is currently employed at Sparta Inc. as an administrative assistant.

POLICE

* Marriottsville: : French doors were kicked in between 7:05 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 1900 block of Saint James Road, and alarm key pads were torn from walls. Two men wearing ski masks and overalls were seen fleeing the scene.

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