2 from Howard chosen for All Eastern Honors Chorus

NEIGHBORS

April 12, 1995|By LARRY STURGILL

Wilde Lake High School senior Amy Sheff was one of two Howard County students chosen to perform with the All Eastern Honors Chorus. Meredith Briscoe from Centennial High School also was selected.

Members of the 350-voice chorus were selected from nominated students in 12 northeastern states. To qualify, students must have been named to their respective all-state choruses for two consecutive years. A total of 20 Maryland students were selected.

On April 2, Amy and Meredith joined the chorus to perform for 3,000 members of the National Music Educators Association at the Eastman Auditorium in Rochester, N.Y.

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Saturday, April 1, was Community Service Day, and members of Cub Scout Pack 615 committed their time and energy to cleaning up the grounds around Running Brook Elementary School.

Cub Scouts, joined by some parents and siblings, collected a total of 18 bags of trash.

Among the hard-working Scouts were: Ryan Farley, Chris Fournier, Anthony Gomez, Joey Hussain, Alex Pearson, Ryan Pearson, Matt Rothwell and Ben Rubin.

Brothers and sisters helping out were: Tommy Farley, Rebecca Rothwell and Alex Rubin.

After the cleanup was completed, the children were treated to ice cream and told to take it easy for the rest of the day.

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High blood pressure (hypertension) is tops on the list of serious undiagnosed illnesses. And, if left untreated, it can cause stroke, heart attack, liver and kidney failure, and numerous other interrelated health problems.

F. John Walker Jr., director of community relations at the Howard County General Hospital, has issued a notice that the hospital is fighting this serious health problem by offering free blood pressure screening and monitoring.

The services will be offered in the Outpatient Testing Center Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Testing is available on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary.

For further information, call 740-7600.

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At the March 21 meeting of the Harper's Choice Village Board, Robert Yorke, a student at Wilde Lake High School, was unanimously appointed to continue as the student representative to the board.

This appointment marks the start of Robert's second year as the student representative for his home village.

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Elections for members of the various west Columbia village boards and seats on the County Council will be held April 22, 10 days from now.

Now is the time to find out who is running and their positions on the many problems facing a rapidly growing Columbia.

It's important that you know the position of the candidates on a number of important issues before you cast your vote. Statements of the west Columbia candidates' positions are available at some village centers. Others will hold special pre-election forums.

Call your local village center for information.

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Do you like the idea of eating nothing but wholesome, nutritious natural foods?

If so, you might want to attend the new-member open house sponsored by the Columbia Natural Foods Co-op. It will be at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center at 6:30 p.m. April 19.

Prospective co-op members will learn more about natural foods and how to find and purchase them wholesale.

For more information, call 740-7080.

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