Health Notes

Health Notes

March 21, 2004

Drug awareness program to offer tips for parents, kids

Junction Inc. is sponsoring a Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Awareness & Prevention Program from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 at St. Joseph's Catholic Community Church gymnasium, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

The informational program for parents and children in fifth grade through high school is designed to provide knowledge of drug abuse, what to look for and where to go if and when help is needed.

Ret. Sgt. Michael College from the Drug Task Force will share his experiences and expertise as a drug enforcement officer, along with what is happening in the community.

Michael O'Hara also will speak. O'Hara, whose son Liam died at age 15 of a heroin overdose, helped bring about public recognition of drug problems in Carroll County.

A music video, "Heroin Kills," will be shown.

There will be an extensive drug identification display and informational booths and experts in drug prevention and counseling will be available.

Information: Linda Auerback, 410-848-6100 or 410 876-1788; Jim Steinhice, 410-795-4335; or Isabelle Picket, 410 549-1380.

Carroll Lutheran Village recognizes 240 volunteers

Carroll Lutheran Village recently recognized 240 volunteers for their dedication to the "ministry of caring."

Maryann Leckron, volunteer and events coordinator, said "nearly 600 volunteers donated almost 22,000 hours, 75 percent of those hours in direct resident programming in all levels of care" last year.

Longevity awards went to:

Twenty years: Mildred Harris and Helen Palochonski.

Fifteen years: Mary Herbert, Nancy Hoffman, Catherine Krause, Arline Lerda and Pauline Vigeveno.

Ten years: the Rev. Eugene Alexander, Sylvia Coolahan, John Coster, Vivian Dohner, Bonnie Ferrier, Paul Hutchins Jr., Dorothy Mullaney, Vivian Myers, Mae Royston, Mickie White and Christine Whiteleather.

Five years: Marcia Bogash, Evelyn Churn, Frieda Cronhardt, Sandra Ferguson, Tom Ferguson, Janet Flora, William Fourhman, Richard Goodman, Louise Gross, Richard Gross, Charles Hall, Virginia Hall, Dorothy Harvey, Sandra Hudspeth, Charles Jones, Christian Kessler, Mildred Kulp, Vincent Kulp, JoAnn Landon, Sandy Leitch, Olive Miller, Melvin Mills, Nancy Null, Sandy Owens, Marian Pentz, Mary Shimoda, Wil Shimoda, Vicki Stokes, Bill Swaggerty, Carolyn Thompson, James Thompson and Dennis Yingling.

Other awards went to:

Community Volunteer of the Year: Stephanie Gerber for the Health Care Center and Joanne Hay for Diven House.

Resident Volunteer of the Year: Vince Kulp. The Resident in the Community honoree was Anna Zile.

Service Award: Susanne and Mel Howell.

Group Volunteer of the Year: Parlette family.

Unsung Hero: Ray Ferrier.

Friends of the Village: Audrey Peregoy. The Board of Trustees passed a Resolution of Commendation for Bonnie Ferrier in September for her service as past Friends president.

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