Ferguson to speak at meeting of Heroin Action Coalition...

Carroll Digest

July 14, 2002

Ferguson to speak at meeting of Heroin Action Coalition

State Sen. Timothy R. Ferguson, a Carroll-Frederick Republican, will speak at a meeting of the Heroin Action Coalition of Carroll County at 7 p.m. Thursday at the county office building in Westminster.

An open forum will be held, and Ferguson will answer questions about alcohol and substance abuse in the county. He also will discuss what the Maryland legislature is doing to address substance abuse and initiatives that involve Carroll County, what money is available for a long-term treatment facility and finding money for local programs.

The meeting will be held in the public meeting room. The building is at 225 N. Center St.

Information: 410-374-1048.

Six-day retreat scheduled at Bon Secours center

Bon Secours Spiritual Center, an extension of the ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours, will offer a summer retreat on "Jesus, the Love of God."

The six-day retreat with Francis W. Vanderwall will begin at 5 p.m. Aug. 4 and end at 11 a.m. Aug. 10.

Vanderwall is associate professor of theology at Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, La.

The cost is $285 ($100 deposit) and includes all meals. Registration and fees are due by July 28.

The retreat and conference center is on Marriottsville Road.

Information: 410-442-1320.

County raises tipping fees by $2 a ton at landfills

The Carroll County Department of Enterprise and Recreation Services has announced a tipping fee increase from $49 a ton to $51 a ton for the Northern and Hoods Mill landfills, effective Aug. 1.

All other landfill fees will remain the same:

Northern: automobile flat rate, $4.

Hoods Mill: automobile flat rate, $6; sport utility vehicles and passenger vans, $8 a load; pickup trucks (three-quarter-ton and under), cargo vans and single-axle trailers (only), all $12 a load.

Information: 410-386-4550.

Community Foundation awards grants to 13 groups

The Community Foundation of Carroll County Inc. has announced a new scholarship program and its 2002 spring community grants.

The foundation has established a Celebrate Youth Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any resident of Carroll County graduating from public or private high school, including home-schooled students.

This year's grants went to:

Catholic Charities Head Start of Carroll County, $500; for bus repairs and plumbing.

Carroll County Arts Council, $1,000; for the musical instrument bank and high school arts scholarships.

Literacy Council of Carroll County, $888; for a radio campaign to reach potential students and tutors.

Carroll Gymnastics Program, $450; for a freezer chest and landing mat.

Family and Children's Services, $500; for a parental skills video library for the supervised and monitored exchange program.

Human Services Programs of Carroll County, $500; for the Month of Sundays concerts.

Junior Achievement of Carroll County, $500; for support of the local program.

New Windsor Heritage Committee, $500; for the Sulphur Springs springhouse project.

Sports Outreach Clinic, $500; for equipment.

TOOLS, $500; for equipment and home repair materials.

Voices for Children, $1,000; for training of child advocate volunteers.

Core Service Agency, $400; for support of the Peace of Mind Festival.

Sousa Concert, $150; for expenses.

Information about foundation programs: 410-876-5505.

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