Sykesville Rotary to offer talk on anthrax Tuesday...


November 25, 2001

Sykesville Rotary to offer talk on anthrax Tuesday

Sykesville Rotary Club will sponsor a talk on anthrax at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 7538 Main St. in Sykesville.

John L. Severn of Children's Medical Center will discuss the status and number of anthrax cases in the country. He also will focus on possible sources of exposure and forms of treatment.

A former Rotary district governor, Severn has earned a number of humanitarian and other club awards.

The public is welcome.

Information: Steve Bourexis, 410-876-3700.

`Taste of Islam' dinner for Ramadan to be at WMC

Western Maryland College's "Taste of Islam" will feature a traditional Ramadan dinner Wednesday.

The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Englar Dining Hall. Tickets are $15 for non-WMC students, faculty or staff. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

"First, we will break the fast in the traditional manner by eating a date and drinking water," said Mohamed Esa, a professor of German and adviser of the Multicultural Student Association.

During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. The fast includes refraining from drinking liquids. The daily fast is broken at sunset with a meal called iftar.

Muslims also eat a light meal or suhur about two hours before sunrise. The month of Ramadan was chosen for the annual period of personal spiritual renewal because it was in the last 10 days of Ramadan that the prophet Mohammed experienced his "Night of Power" (Laylat ul-Qadr), during which he received revelations from Allah that were to become the Quran, said Esa.

Tickets: Mohamed Esa: 410- 857- 2462.

Habitat for Humanity chooses officers, board

Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County recently elected officers and board members.

Re-elected for 2002 were Jack Garnish, president; Jeremy Cooper, vice president; Kim Maffett, secretary; and Pat McCourt, treasurer.

Elected to two-year terms on the board were Jack Garnish, Ed Fischer, Kay Garnish, David Starnes and Mike Geiger. Re-elected for one-year were James Borders, Jeremy Cooper, Sharon Hart, Pat McCourt, Skip Nichols and Dale Olson.

The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Mike Geiger's house in Eldersburg.

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