Carroll man serving as missionary
Craig Finkner, 19, recently left Westminster to take up residence as a missionary for the next two years at the Spanish-speaking Mission of San Jose in San Jose, Calif., operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A son of Ron and Debby Finkner of Westminster, he is a 1991 graduate of Westminster High School and attended Carroll Community College. Following completion of his missionary work, he plans to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
During the first two months at the mission, he will study Spanish and attend a missionary training course. He will not be paid for his work and will spend 60 to 70 hours a week teaching others about the gospel.
During his tenure in California, he will also be required to perform community service projects as directed by the mission's president. Since his arrival, he has assisted in area hospitals and worked with youth sports.
More than 43,000 missionaries in 100 countries are supported by the General Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. * Westminster: Charles Shorb of Chase Street told police that several windows and the glass of a door were broken by rocks thrown at the house Thursday. Damage is estimated at $200.
* Westminster: Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm on Baltimore Boulevard at 12:31 a.m. Saturday. Units were out for 37 minutes.
Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester responded to an apartment fire on Liberty Street at 2:08 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 10 minutes.
Engines from the Westminster and Manchester fire stations were dispatched for a chimney fire on Old Bachmans Road North at 8:46 p.m. Thursday. They were on the scene for 67 minutes.