Westminster Ministerium to hold candidates forumThe...

Carroll County Digest

October 18, 1998

Westminster Ministerium to hold candidates forum

The Westminster Ministerium will sponsor a candidates forum at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster United Methodist Church.

County Commissioner candidates will answer questions developed by local pastors on issues that concern the Christian community.

K? The church is at 162 E. Main St. Information: 410-848-8325.

Juvenile justice department to give information at forum

The state Department of Juvenile Justice will hold a public forum at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster High School to explain how it involves the community and victims as it deals with young offenders.

Gilberto DeJesus, secretary of the state agency, is the featured speaker.

He will be joined by Jerry F. Barnes, the county's state's attorney; Lt. Leonard Armstrong, commander of the Westminster barracks of the Maryland State Police; and Olivia Meyers, director of Junction Inc., a nonprofit substance-abuse treatment and prevention facility in Westminster. They will provide information and answer questions about the juvenile justice system.

League of Women Voters to sponsor forum Thursday

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at West Middle School.

Candidates for the register of wills, judge of the orphans' court, clerk of court, Maryland legislature, sheriff and U.S. House of Representatives will be featured.

The league will sponsor a second forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the school, featuring candidates for the Board of Education, state's attorney and County Commissioner.

The school is at 60 Monroe St., Westminster.

Information: 410-875-2267.

Hearing will address changes to building code

The County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to the county's building code at 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 300A of the County Office Building.

Residents who have questions or concerns can visit the County Office Building at 1 p.m. tomorrow, when the staff will answer questions and take comments.

The proposed ordinance would amend the county building code by adopting various building, fire, energy, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and safety codes.

Anyone needing the services of a sign interpreter for the hearing should call 410-848-9707.

Copies of the ordinance are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Room 300, County Office Building, and at public library branches.

The County Office Building is at 225 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-386-2115.

Clothesline Project helps victims of violence

The Clothesline Project is a program for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families and friends. Participants can create a message or artistic design on a T-shirt, which is hung on a clothesline for others to see. T-shirt making will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Westminster branch public library. T-shirts can be made anonymously.

A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road. There will be a speaker on domestic violence. Refreshments and baby-sitting will be provided.

* Information: 410-751-8042.

Shepherd's Staff sells gourmet cookie dough

Shepherd's Staff is selling tubs of gourmet cookie dough as a fund-raiser through Oct. 26.

The organization provides services to the low-income and needy in the greater Westminster area.

Orders must be placed and paid for by Oct. 26. Checks should be made payable to Shepherd's Staff. Orders can be picked up from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Shepherd's Staff office at 30 Carroll St., Westminster.

* Information: 410-857-5944.

Child Care Centers participate in food program

Carroll Child Care Centers has announced its participation in the Child Care Food Program. The program is sponsored by the Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland and provides free or reduced meals to eligible families.

Eligibility is based on income, ranging from a maximum of $10,465 for an individual to $35,945 for a family of eight for free meals.

To receive reduced-price meals, the maximum income is $14,893 for a family of one to $51,153 for a family of eight.

Centers are at 125 Airport Drive, Suite 16, Westminster; and Grace United Church of Christ, 49 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown.

Information: 410-848-0644.

Pub Date: 10/18/98

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