Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

WEST COUNTY --

August 05, 1993

Army plans to construct new Fort Meade entry

A new entrance to Fort Meade being built at state Route 32 and Mapes Road is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.

The Army base said in a written statement that its construction project will not interfere with plans by the State Highway Administration to revamp the intersection, which also includes Route 198.

The entrance will provide visitor information to "create an awareness of one's arrival at Fort Meade," the statement says. It also will serve as a security post to allow military police officers to perform spot checks on cars.

The $81,300 project, which began March 26, is being paid for with fiscal year 1992 funds.

Recycling drop-off sites set up for residents

West County has two recycling drop-off points for residents.

The Maryland City Fire Department on Route 198 accepts recyclables the first Saturday of each month. Crofton Elementary School at 1405 Duke of Kent St. takes materials the fourth Saturday of each month.

Glass jars and bottles, aluminum and tin cans, plastic bottles and newspapers are acceptable.

Information: 222-6103.

Severn student wins vocational skill test

Jennifer Bell of Severn, an 18-year-old North Arundel Hospital nursing graduate, was the gold medal winner in the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America's (VICA) job skill demonstration competition.

Ms. Bell, who also won the state competition, won the medal by demonstrating the insertion of a naso-gastro tube, a nursing skill. Students from all 50 states competed.

Ms. Bell, a graduate of Glen Burnie High School and Arundel Center Applied Technology North, is studying at Anne Arundel Community College to become a registered nurse.

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