Bobbi Boney inducted into two WMC honor societies

NEIGHBORS

July 18, 1994|By PHYLLIS FLOWERS AND PHYLLIS LUCAS

Congratulations to Bobbi R. Boney, who was inducted into Phi Sigma Iota, the honor society for students of foreign languages, and Psi Chi, the honor society for students of psychology.

Boney, the daughter of Linda and Robert Boney of Brooklyn Park, is a psychology major at Western Maryland College.

Boney also made the dean's list for the 1994 spring semester, earning a grade-point average above 3.8. She will graduate in 1996.

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Harbor Hospital Center news: Registration for Hike at Nite is held every month on the fourth Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Participants will be offered free blood pressure screenings and free line-dance lessons.

For walkers who prefer to exercise in the morning, the hospital offers Harbor Hikers at Glen Burnie Mall.

Registration is held every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information, call 347-2563.

Also, the hospital is offering free brochures about strokes. To receive them, call 347-2563.

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Brooklyn United Methodist Church, Fourth Street and Pontiac Avenue, invites members and friends to the church picnic Saturday at Lake Waterford in Pasadena.

All the fun and games will run from 11 a.m. until dusk. For more information, call 355-8740.

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North County High School news: Segall-Majestic is the official photographer for yearbook pictures. Seniors who want to be pictured in the yearbook must have their pictures taken by them.

You don't have to buy a picture package, but a sitting fee is charged for the picture-taking session. Seniors will receive appointments during late July or early August. Sittings will be from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 23-25.

If you don't receive an appointment by mid-August, call the school.

Also, all fall athletic teams will begin practicing on Aug. 15 at the school. Those trying out must have proof of a physical exam or athletic screening by a doctor.

The schedule is football, 8 a.m. in the gymnasium; girls and boys soccer, 9 a.m. on parking lot behind school; golf, 10 a.m. in gymnasium lobby; field hockey, 9 a.m. in gymnasium lobby; volleyball, noon in gymnasium; cross country, 7 p.m. at Bay Brook Park off Church Street in Brooklyn.

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St. John United Methodist Church, 6019 Belle Grove Road, is having vacation Bible school today through Friday. Classes will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This year's theme is "Christian Youth: Dare to be Different."

For more information, call 636-2578.

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This hot weather makes a backyard swimming pool an inviting spot. But pools can be dangerous to youngsters.

Dr. Shahid Azia, chief of pediatrics at Harbor Hospital Center, says parents should install a fence that isolates the pool from the house and yard. Fencing has been shown to decrease the number of pool injuries by more than 50 percent, he notes.

The American Association of Pediatricians Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention suggests a strategy for avoiding pool accidents.

* Infants and children through age 4 should not be left alone in bathtubs, spas or wading pools. Swimming lessons for children under 4 does not make them "drown-proof" and may lead to a false sense of security. Pool covers are not a substitute for fencing. Parents should learn CPR and keep emergency equipment pool-side.

* Children 5 to 12 years should be taught to swim and learn never to swim alone or without adult supervision. They should wear approved flotation devices and be taught that jumping or diving into water can lead to injuries.

* Youths 13 to 19 years should be counseled about the danger of substance abuse and swimming, diving and boating; and they should learn CPR.

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