Prayer events to be held in Westminster, TaneytownThe...


September 27, 1998

Prayer events to be held in Westminster, Taneytown

The seventh annual Carroll County Life Chain Hour of Prayer will be held in Westminster and Taneytown on Oct. 4.

The Life Chain is a peaceful stand of solidarity by Carroll residents who oppose abortion.

The chain will form from 1: 30 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. at Routes 140 and 97 in Westminster and from 2: 30 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. at Baltimore and York streets in Taneytown.

Signs will be passed out at both locations 15 minutes before start time.

Information: Taneytown, 410-751-1712; Westminster, 410-876-6547.

Human services group receives $88,501 grant

Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. has received an $88,501 grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

The Community Block Services Grant will be used for support administration positions and the volunteer coordinator, said Sylvia Canon, human services director.

The grant pays for staff members who oversee community action programs, such as Neighbors in Need, which provides food and clothing to the poor, Canon said.

Programs are individually funded from other sources.

Low-interest mortgages offered to new homebuyers

Carroll County has $1.88 million available for first-time homebuyers seeking low-interest mortgages.

The 30-year mortgages are available to eligible residents at 6.1 percent under the Maryland Mortgage Program.

Eligible residents have an annual income of up to $59,200 for a household of one or two, and up to $68,080 for three or more.

Existing homes can cost a maximum of $140,634; new homes, $157,825.

Information: 800-638-7781.

Roads Operations Bureau announces projects

The Carroll County Bureau of Roads Operations has announced roadwork for this week.

Deep milling and patching: Gross Mill Road from Fairmont Road to Dave Rill Road; Mount Ventus Road No. 1 from Route 30 to Mount Ventus Road No. 2.

Patching: Tupelo Road from Deer Park Road to Appleseed Road; Appleseed from end to end; Foxglove Court from Appleseed to the end; Alpine Court from Toggenburg Drive to the cul-de-sac.

Shoulder work: Leppo Road from Geeting Road to Old Hanover Road; Barnhart Road from Old Hanover to Geeting; Clearview Road from Trevanion Road to Middleburg Road; Old Hanover near Silver Run Valley Road.

Pipe installation: Nusbaum Road one-quarter mile from Trevanion.

Reclamation: Buffalo Road from Sams Creek Road to Roop Road; Melville Road from Oakland Mills Road to Haight Avenue; Haight from Oakland Road to Melville; Lakeview Drive from Haight to the cul-de-sac.

Information on these projects: 410-848-6717.

Pipe work: Old Hanover Road from Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line.

Paving: Snydersburg Road from Route 27 to Route 482.

Shoulder work: Sullivan Road from Route 27 to Hahn Road.

Information on these projects: Bureau of Engineering, 410-386-2173.

Pub Date: 9/27/98

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