Community Notes


May 12, 2006

Service honors 5 fallen officers

The Howard County Police Department held its annual Memorial Service yesterday, honoring the five law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty in Howard County. Honored were Charles T. Weber, Frank J. Miller, Randolph E. Brightwell, Theodore "Ted" D. Wolf Sr. and Roger D. Cassell Jr.

Family members of the fallen officers attended the service, held in recognition of National Police Week. The keynote speaker was Mary Ann Viverette, Chief of Police, Gaithersburg City Police Department and president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Howard County Police vehicles display blue commemorative ribbons and officers are wearing black ribbons over their badges during the week. Two teams from the Police Department are to participate today in the U.S. Secret Service's National Police Challenge 50-Kilometer Relay Race in Laurel to benefit Concerns of Police Survivors Inc., a national nonprofit organization that assists families of fallen officers. The Howard County Police Department's Memorial Courtyard and Garden were dedicated May 29, 2002, in honor of all law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty in Howard County.

College fair set tomorrow at noon

The Columbia Association board's Teen Advisory Committee will sponsor a College fair from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, in Harper's Choice Village Center.

Representatives from colleges and universities will offer information on the application process, financial aid, entrance requirements, curricula and student life.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Information: Carol Wasser, 410-715-5523.

Flower, plant sale slated tomorrow

The Atholton High School drama department will hold its first flower and plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the school, 6520 Freetown Road, Columbia.

Landscaper John Widener will offer free consultations, and the class of 2008 will hold a yard sale.

Postal workers' food drive tomorrow

The National Association of Letter Carriers is holding a nationwide, one-day food drive tomorrow.

Residents can leave nonperishable food donations by the mailbox or drop them off at a post office.

Listings sought for `Resource Guide'

The Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging is updating its Resource Guide and is seeking community organizations and businesses that serve seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers or families for whom English is a second language and can qualify to receive free listings.

The application deadline is May 24. To determine eligibility: 410-313-6448.

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