EMT training planned for high school juniors

April 02, 2006

High School juniors are invited to enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician Academy that will be offered next year at the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Training Center in Clarksville.

Those enrolled can earn EMT certification and may be able to continue on to a paid paramedic degree program at Howard Community College.

Information: Cpt. Joanne Rund, 410-313-5878.

Have coffee, talk with principal

Folly Quarter Middle School invites parents to participate in "Coffee and Conversation" with Principal Carl Perkins from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday. The monthly meetings offer an opportunity for parents and members of the community to hear about developments at the school.

The next "Coffee and Conversation" will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 18.


Recognized -- Navy Hospitalman First Class Tomasine M. Jordan, daughter of Sidney and Janie White of Woodstock, was recently selected as Navy Medicine Support Command's 2005 Senior Sailor of the Year. She is the first sailor to be selected for the distinction at the recently formed Navy Medicine Support Command in Jacksonville, Fla.

Around Town`Guys and Dolls' -- The River Hill High School drama department will conclude its production of the musical Guys and Dolls with a performance at 3 p.m. today. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door.

Poetry contest -- River Hill High School and the family of Caitlin Dunbar, who died unexpectedly of undetected leukemia in December 2004, will sponsor the second Caitlin Dunbar Memorial Poetry Contest, open to all River Hill High School students and Caitlin's friends. Those who enter are encouraged to write from the heart, and they must include the words "live," love" or "laugh" at least once in the poem. Entries, which must not have been previously published or won any prize in a competition, should be submitted to the school's guidance office by Tuesday.

Earth Day -- The Howard County Conservancy at Mount Pleasant will present its Earth Day Celebration from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at the farm and nature preserve that serves as conservancy headquarters. Events will include a guided bird walk with Kurt Schwarz of the Howard County Bird Club from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.; tree planting and cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon; a children's story hour at 10 a.m.; and picnicking and self-guided nature hikes from noon to 4 p.m. The conservancy, the county's largest private land trust, preserves land through conservation easements, manages the 232-acre Mount Pleasant Farm and provides educational programs for children and adults at its new Gudelsky Environmental Education Center. Mount Pleasant Farm is at 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. 410-465-8877, or www.hcconservancy.org.

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