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News Digest

December 22, 1997

10 needy families aided by law enforcement groups

Anne Arundel County police, the Sheriff's Department and state police have joined forces to help 10 needy families with 32 children have a happy holiday.

As part of the Santa's Share Your Christmas program, the law enforcement agencies got toys, clothing and other gifts with money from private contributions and donations from county businesses.

At 7 p.m. Christmas Eve, Santa and his officers will deliver wrapped presents to the families.

The businesses that helped included Target in Glen Burnie, CVS pharmacy in Millersville, Zany Brainy in Annapolis, Caldor in Severna Park, Kmart in Pasadena, Ames in Pasadena, Kinderdance in Severna Park, McDonald's in Millersville, Maryland Barber School in Brooklyn Park and Golden Corral in Glen Burnie.

School board committee to mail out packets

This week, more than 900 leaders of county PTAs, community service organizations, churches, synagogues, business groups and homeowners associations will receive information and registration packets from the Anne Arundel County School Board Nomination Convention Committee.

The mailing kicks off the 1998 nominating convention process.

Organizing committee Chairwoman Marcia Richard says that one member-at-large seat, held by Carlessa Finney, is up for appointment in 1998.

Nominees must be county residents. The mail-in application deadline is March 2.

The committee is looking for convention delegates to represent all areas of the county. The mail-in delegate application deadline March 15, although the committee can register delegates at the door as long as they have documentation to support their organization's eligibility to participate.

Richard said her committee will hold a news conference March 25 to introduce candidates to the public.

Officials encouraging preparation for snowstorms

Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary and Anne Arundel EMS/Fire/Rescue are advising county residents to prepare for severe winter weather. They suggest:

Have vehicles winterized, equipped with snow tires or chains, and carry a "survival kit" in vehicles.

Check for proper operation of home emergency equipment such as battery-operated radios, flashlights, emergency heating sources, smoke detectors, carbon-monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers.

Store nonperishable food for use in emergencies and have an adequate supply of medications and baby supplies.

Pace physical activity such as snow shoveling or pushing cars. Avoid overexertion.

Be alert to storm watches or warnings issued by the National Weather Service and broadcast by local radio and television stations.

Information: 410-222-8040.

Navy cruiser association seeking new members

The U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association is seeking new members.

Membership is open to all ship's company, Marine detachment, aviation division, flag personnel and midshipmen who served or are serving aboard cruisers.

Associate memberships are available to past and present Navy men and women, reservists, widows of cruisermen and interested individuals.

The organization will accept donations of naval memorabilia, documents, ship's logs, books, cruiser photographs, ship artifacts and models for display on the USS Salem.

County seeks donors for holiday program

Donors are needed by the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services and Aging for the countywide Holiday Sharing program.

Food, toys and clothing for children are being sought.

Cash and gift certificates are accepted. Donors may give to as many families as they wish.

The annual program is coordinated by the Medical Society Alliance of Anne Arundel County and the Social Services Department.

Information: 410-269-4462.

Red Cross needs transportation help

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The American Red Cross is seeking volunteer motorists to assist in blood drives by taking blood to laboratory headquarters in Baltimore and providing transportation for other volunteers.

Drivers must be at least 18, with two years' driving experience; have a valid Maryland driver's license and a good driving record; have knowledge of the Baltimore-Washington area and the ability to follow directions and maps; and be able to lift 30 pounds.

Training will be provided.

Information: 410-764-4602.

Public library adds 301 information line

The Anne Arundel County public library has added a number to its automated borrower information line to accommodate patrons in the 301 area code. The number is 301-970-2131.

Patrons in the 410 area code should use 410-222-4444.

Information: 410-222-7371.

Pub Date: 12/22/97

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