Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

July 25, 2004

Shepherd's Staff offers back-to-school program

The Shepherd's Staff, a Westminster-based ecumenical ministry, is taking registration through Friday for its back-to-school program for needy children.

Parents must register their children at the Shepherd's Staff office, 30 Carroll St., Westminster. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Parents must take their child's Social Security number and school location. No phone registration will be accepted. Children from all over the county are welcome.

Information: 410-857-5944.

County announces road projects for week

The Carroll County Department of Public Works has announced road projects for this week.

For information on the following projects, contact Carroll County Bureau of Engineering at 410-386-2171:

Inlet repair, reclaiming and paving: Arch Bow Valley subdivision streets; Sylvan Park subdivision streets; Valley Vista North subdivision streets.

Paving: Aspen Run subdivision streets, Aspen Drive, Opal Avenue cul-de-sac and Coral Court.

Storm drain replacement and paving: Phillips Drive in Wolf Hill subdivision.

Closed for reconstruction (local traffic only): Obrecht Road from White Rock Road to Route 97.

Closed for bridge replacement: Stoney Lane and Freter Road between Old Liberty Road and Buckhorn Road.

Bartlett to hold meeting Aug. 3 in Westminster

Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a 6th District Republican, will hold a series of open-door meetings with constituents early next month.

His Carroll County meeting will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave. The next-closest meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at his office, 7360 Guilford Drive, Suite 101, Frederick.

Bartlett welcomes visits from constituents who have issues or problems to discuss, or who just want to say hello.

Appointments are recommended. Meetings will be confidential.

Information: 410-857-1115.

Volunteer award program taking nominations

The Carroll County Department of Citizen Services is seeking nominations for the Maryland's Most Beautiful People volunteer awards program.

This year's theme of "The Power of One" celebrates the impact that one volunteer or group can have on their community.

The program is coordinated by Maryland You Are Beautiful and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Carroll County solicits local nominations, recognizes the nominees and picks one to represent the county at the state awards.

Anyone may nominate a volunteer for the award. Nominations must include a brief statement explaining why the person should be recognized as one of Carroll County's Most Beautiful People.

Nomination forms are available at public library branches, the County Office Building, Citizen Services and other locations. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 13.

Information: 410-386-3610.

Web site enhanced for economic development

The Carroll County Department of Economic Development recently announced several additions to its Web sites, www. carrollbiz.org and www.carroll ag.org.

A new technology section has been added to the business Web site to enhance the department's strategy to attract technology-based businesses. The new section features several subpages, including technology development, which describes Carroll's traits that might appeal to a relocating technology business.

Other pages include a list of technology companies, technology resources and technology news.

The agriculture homepage has been redesigned to include new agriculture news and market report sections. The retooled navigation includes a scrolling news headline bar which, when clicked, will automatically redirect the user to the desired news article.

The agriculture news page is used to highlight agricultural research, stories and events of local interest. The market report section includes local and national reports for farmers and agribusiness professionals to locate current market prices of agricultural commodities and livestock.

Democratic committee seeking volunteers

The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee is seeking volunteers for its "Make a Difference in 2004" challenge.

The committee is contacting all registered Democrats in the county to encourage them to get involved with the election. Mailings are being sent to more than 30,000 registered Democrats.

Volunteers are needed to work in neighborhoods, distribute material to colleagues at work, register voters, hold coffee get-togethers and assist on Election Day.

Information: 410-848-5566 or visit www.ccdems.com.

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