Carroll Digest


September 12, 2004

Road projects announced for this week

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

For information on the projects below, call the Carroll County Bureau of Roads Operations at 410-386-6717.

Paving: Kimberly Drive from Roop Road to the cul-de-sac.

Patching: Brehm Road from Old Manchester Road to Gorsuch Road.

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

Inlet repair: Valley Hill Farms subdivision streets.

Storm drain installation: Gorsuch Road and Center Street roundabout.

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

Closed for bridge reconstruction: Stoney Lane and Freter Road (at the bridge) between Old Liberty Road and Buckhorn Road.

Shoulder backup: Schalk Road No. 1.

Christian men's group to hold breakfast Oct. 2

Carroll County Christian Men will hold its annual prayer breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 2 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers on Route 140 in Westminster.

Pastor Jake Butler, chaplain to the Washington Wizards NBA team, will speak.

Butler was pastor of New Fellowship Bible Church for 15 years and has been the Wizards' chaplain for nine years. He is a member of the Pro Basketball Fellowship and the board of directors of the Butler Basketball School. His message will be "Breaking Down the Strongholds of the Enemy."

Music will be by Duane L. Early.

Tickets are $10. Pastors and students will be admitted free. Everyone attending must have a ticket. Blocks of tickets may be provided on consignment. A count of tickets must be turned in by Sept. 21.

All men and boys are welcome, regardless of church affiliation.

Information: 410-876-4716.

Historical society plans anniversary gala

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold a 65th anniversary gala barn dance and country dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Terra Rubra Farm in Keymar.

The evening will include country dance lessons, music, auctions and food. Dress is creative country.

Terra Rubra is the birthplace of Francis Scott Key. The house, just off Keysville-Bruceville Road, was recently renovated to the decor of the period when Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner."

Reservations and tickets are required.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Bull and oyster roast scheduled for Oct. 16

Target Community and Educational Services will hold its 15th annual bull and oyster roast from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Union Mills Homestead.

Tickets are $35 per person, $350 for a table of 10 and $1,000 for a corporate table. Children younger than age 6 are admitted free. Raffle tickets are $100 each for a 50/50 cash drawing.

Checks can be sent to Target Inc., 111 Stoner Ave., Westminster 21157.

Information: 410-848-9090.

Groups being sought to provide mentoring

Mentoring Connections, a program being developed through several Carroll County organizations, is looking for public, private or faith-based groups that provide mentoring for youths.

The program's goals include compiling an distributing a directory of mentoring programs in Carroll County. It also hopes to provide training for programs and mentors through a partnership with Carroll Community College and other training organizations, consultations, screenings and assessments.

The program will be a clearinghouse connecting youths and adults to mentoring programs, and supporting and strengthening long-term relationships between adult mentors and youths.

It was established through a partnership of area organizations. An advisory board with representatives from the Youth Services Bureau, the Department of Juvenile Services, the Business and Employment Resource Center, Carroll Community College, Junction Inc., the Shalom Zone, the Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Inc. and others is providing guidance.

Organizations can call Laurie Beard at 410-871-6372. A brief phone survey will be conducted with the caller's permission.

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