Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

August 01, 2004

County Taxpayers group slated to meet tomorrow

The Carroll County Taxpayers Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave.

The group will draft a legislative agenda to propose to the Carroll County delegation for next year's General Assembly.

Jerry Brunst will be available to help residents prepare to challenge high assessments on their property.

All property owners and interested citizens are welcome.

Information: 410-840-9699 or 410-857-1213.

Public Works announces coming road projects

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.

Paving: Aspen Run subdivision streets.

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.

County Family Center offers activities this month

The Carroll County Family Center will offer activities for member families this month.

Weekly activity themes are: camping, ice cream, summer camp and summer memories.

The center's annual Adventure Camp will be held Aug. 9-13 featuring activities and trips for member children. Activities will include a trip to Kids' Kingdom and Codorus pool, circus fun, Drummer Boy Campground, Hawaiian Luau Day and Six Flags America.

The cost for the camp is $25 for adults and children age 4 and older. Registration is required.

The Family Center is at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Information: 410-857-0629 or 410-876-7805.

Historical Society to hold box lunch talk Aug. 10

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly box lunch talk at noon Aug. 10 at American Legion Carroll Post 31 at Green and Sycamore streets, Westminster.

Architectural historian Ken Short will discuss "German Houses of the Region" and the diverse Germanic influences on design and construction of houses in Carroll and Frederick counties.

Participants may take a lunch or purchase a meal from the American Legion. Lunches can be ordered after 11 a.m. at 410-857-7953. Beverage and dessert will be provided.

Admission is $2 for nonmembers; free for historical society members. Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Arc of Carroll County honors caring workers

The Arc of Carroll County recently held its "Catch Me Caring" employee awards breakfast to recognize staff for outstanding performance.

The awards are given to individuals who go above and beyond in the job performance in helping consumers.

Receiving awards were Brian Snyder, Don Rowe, Sandy Walker, Doris Bowie, Darla Copenhaver, Marie Gentry, Tina Woodward, Pat Dowling, Kimberly Bassler, Denise England and Jeannie Blizzard.

The Arc of Carroll County employs 280 people and provides services and support to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Westminster man killed after his SUV strikes tree

A Westminster man was killed Thursday night when he apparently lost control of his SUV and struck a tree, police said Friday.

Alvin Theodis Flakes, 52, of the 100 block of S. Center St. was driving west on Stoner Avenue in Westminster when he lost control of his 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Westminster police said that a preliminary investigation showed that Flakes ran off the right side of the road and crashed into a tree, causing moderate damage. The cause of death is pending autopsy reports.

Flakes was taken to Carroll Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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