Rise in crime around school spurs meeting on safety

NEIGHBORS

April 20, 1994|By BONITA FORMWALT

Programs aimed at providing safer neighborhoods will be discussed at a community meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the primary building of Point Pleasant Elementary School.

Cpl. Terry Frye, of the county Police Department, will discuss two programs in use throughout the county -- Blockwatch and Community Awareness.

An increase in vandalism and theft in the area surrounding the school has prompted the PTA to seek the cooperation of the community.

"We hope to make people aware of what's been going on -- theft, broken windows, classroom vandalism," explains Peg Johnson, parent volunteer and community activist.

PTA leaders hope the meeting will spur encourage neighbors to play a more active part in reporting crime by alerting them to suspicious behavior.

For information, call the school office, 222-6425.

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Does your refrigerator have a mold problem? Are crystals growing from your best china cups? Does the rodent in your house have a first name?

It must be science fair time.

In preparation for the countywide science fair, students at area elementary schools have been measuring, testing and hypothesizing.

At Point Pleasant Elementary, students had the opportunity to contract for the grade they sought in science class. After selecting a theme, students wrote essays, reports, poems and short stories. For a higher grade, they could agree to build a model, start a collection or build a project for the science fair.

Project themes included environmental concerns, sound, the fat content of food and the popular volcano.

Projects by fourth-grader Christy Larrimore and fifth-grader Matthew Sweeney will represent the school in the county competition April 28 at Georgetown East Elementary. Both took first place in their grades.

Additional winners included:

Third grade: Lynn Orme, first place; Christina Hart, second place; Megan Dubrawsky, third place; and Megan Thompson, honorable mention.

Fourth grade: April Parsons, second place; Amanda Rogers, third place; Melissa Oswalt and Joanna Mahar, honorable mention.

Fifth grade: Aimee Purkey, second place; Sarah Hoffa, third place; Jackie Brenton and Travis Formwalt, honorable mention.

Winners from Marley Elementary School's science fair were announced recently.

Third-grader Rebecca Shillen's project on testing for vitamin C impressed the judges enough to choose it to compete in the county competition. She will be joined by fifth-grader Anthony Cavell, whose project was on plant biology.

Other winners included:

Pre-kindergarten: Kendra Shillen, first place.

Kindergarten: Jacob Miller, first place.

First grade: Jenny Beckman, first; Keith Russell, second; Amanda Ashcom, third; Ashley Armstrong, fourth; Jerome Shacka, fifth; Moranda Koester, sixth.

Second grade: Benjamin Miller, first; Ben Chambers, second; Nicholas Thomas, third; Jerry Jubb, fourth; Sarah Stramella, fifth; Terrell Battle, sixth.

Third grade: Ashley McHugh, J. R. Chapman, Jeff Skipper, and Robbie La Hart tied for second; Derrick Jennings, third; Eugene Lee, fourth; Felicia Boso, fifth; Jennifer Parks, sixth.

Fourth grade: Lindsay Renninger, first; Keith Smith, second; Kim Johnson, third; Aidanora Osorno, fourth; Emily Chambers, fifth; Tim Parris, sixth.

Fifth grade: Amanda Schmidt, second; Robert Couchenour, third; Michael Pfisterer, fourth; Allison Baldwin, fifth; Sara Harrelson, sixth.

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The congregation of Glen Burnie Baptist Church will welcom the Rev. Steve Jacks when he leads a revival Sunday through April 27. Scheduled to begin at the 11 a.m. service Sunday, the revival will continue each evening at 7 p.m.

Currently associate pastor of the First Baptist Church of Indian Trail in North Carolina, Jacks brings 16 years of evangelical crusades for the Southern Baptist ministry to his preaching.

Joining him will be musical director Don Eads of the First Baptist Church of Quitman, Ga.

To promote a continued sense of fellowship, dinners will be served at the church at 5:45 p.m. Monday through Wednesday evenings. Reservations are requested by today for Monday's dinner.

Glen Burnie Baptist is at 7524 Old Stage Road. For directions or to make dinner reservations call the church office, 766-2588.

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Area youths 6 to 14 years old are invited to a dance from 7 p.m 9 p.m. Friday at the Country Club Estates Recreation Association hall on Paul Marr Drive.

Admission is $2.50 a person. Proceeds will benefit the association's swim team.

Tim Konig and Joe Connell will supply the music. Refreshments will be sold throughout the evening.

Parents are welcome to attend as guests of the CCERA. As a safety precaution, parents are asked to pick up their children inside the hall.

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Along with the new lunch box and a 500-sheet packet o loose-leaf notebook paper, students are required to have been immunized against infectious childhood diseases before they attend school.

To assist in this matter, an immunization clinic has been scheduled for 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 28 at the Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A. St. S.W.

There is no charge for the immunizations at the clinic.

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