Public hearing set on Gamber zoning change The Carroll...

Carroll County Digest

June 11, 2000

Public hearing set on Gamber zoning change

The Carroll County Commission will hold a public hearing at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow on a petition to change the zoning on property in Gamber.

Robert C. Brothers is requesting to change 11.271 acres on the west side of Niner Road from agriculture to R-40,000 residence.

The hearing will be held in Room 300A of the County Office Building, 25 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2061.

TV program to include Hampstead police chief

Maryland Public Television's "Newsnight Maryland" will broadcast an interview with Hampstead Police Chief Kenneth Meekins as part of a discussion on policing Maryland at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Meekins and Col. Ronald Forrest from Seat Pleasant, Prince George's Police Department, will look at the challenges facing small-town police departments.

MPT looks at an alternative - community policing - that builds on fundamental practices with an emphasis on crime prevention and finding lasting solutions to problems.

After the program, "Newsnight Maryland" will broadcast an electronic town meeting on community policing at 8 p.m. Viewers can participate by calling 800-926-0629or e-mailing

GOP club schedules Ol' Glory Days dinner

The South Carroll Republican Club will hold its annual Ol' Glory Days Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at Martin's Westminster in 140 Village Shopping Center.

The event commemorates the U.S. flag and those who have fought to protect our country's freedom.

The guest speaker will be WCBM talk show host and Washington reporter Les Kinsolving. He will discuss patriotism and the meaning of the flag.

Cost for dinner and the program is $40. Reservations: Robin Kriete, 410-781-6316.

Mothers group changes name to show inclusion

FEMALE, the support group for stay-at-home mothers, has changed its name to Mothers and More.

An international organization, Mothers and More changed its name to become more inclusive for women who stay at home with their children but work in some capacity.

The Carroll County chapter has regular meetings with topical discussions, guest speakers, mom's night out, children's play group activities and service opportunities.

Women who have chosen to stay at home to care for their children are welcome to join the group.

The Carroll group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg.

Information: 410-781-0178.

Teen wins letter contest; chapter earns high rating

Carroll County Branch 8521 of the Fraternal Division of Lutheran Brotherhood has announced two major accomplishments this year.

Joshua Hollands, 13, of Hampstead, has been named a district winner in the brotherhood's RespecTeen Speak For Yourself national letter-writing contest.

Joshua wrote to Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a 6th District Republican, about global warming. As a district winner, Joshua received a certificate of achievement and $50 savings bond. He is the son of Kit and Steve Hollands.

The local chapter also earned a superior rating from the Minneapolis-based fraternal organization.

The rating is based on the effectiveness of the branch in bringing Lutheran Brotherhood's charitable resources to the community.

Carroll chapter officers for this year are: Craig Giles, president; Ivy Storey, vice president; Darleen Weller, secretary; Charles Frase, treasurer; Claudius Elmore, publicity officer; Joan and Eugene Hayden, service officers; Robert Shoemaker, education officer; and Lois Giles, RespecTeen officer.

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