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June 27, 2007

Group to repair homes in Kentucky

A volunteer team of 90 youths, college students and adults from Severna Park United Methodist Church will spend next week repairing homes in Kentucky with the Appalachia Service Project.

The group will leave at 8 a.m. Saturday and will arrive in Letcher and Harlan counties Sunday and return July 7.

The Appalachia Service Project is a nonprofit home-repair project with and for the poor of Central Appalachia. It is offered through the United Methodist Church but is open to all denominations.

For more information, contact the Rev. Lee Ferrell at 410-987- 4700 or lferrell@severnapark umc.com.

Anne Arundel GOP picks vice president

The Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County recently elected Jerry Walker as vice chairman. The Gambrills resident was elected to his first term on the Central Committee in September.

"I am honored that my colleagues are confident in my abilities as a leader and member of this truly outstanding board," Walker said. "I look forward to serving Anne Arundel County and believe in the mission of the Central Committee and will work diligently to fulfill our goals."

Walker is the vice president of operations for DCA Imaging Systems in Lanham.

GOP committee seeks new member

The Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County has a vacancy for a member to represent District 31 (Pasadena and surrounding vicinities). Registered Republicans interested in serving on the Central Committee should submit resumes to: RSCCAAC, Box 132, 1290 Bay Dale Drive, Arnold 21012; or send e-mail to Jerry Walker, vice chairman, at jerry@jerrywalker.org. Applications must be received before the Central Committee meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. July 11.

Bello Machre raises $80,000 at fundraiser

Bello Machre, a Glen Burnie-based nonprofit organization that serves children and adults with developmental disabilities, raised over $80,000 this month at its annual fundraiser, Every Step Counts.

"It's the most we've ever raised at a single event in the history of Bello Machre," said Robert Ireland, executive director.

The June 2 event brought together more than 250 bikers, hikers and in-line skaters on the B&A Trail.

Inmates collect 419 bags of trash

Inmates from one of two Anne Arundel County jails collected 419 bags of trash over the weekend in a new program launched by County Executive John R. Leopold.

Four crews of four inmates from the Ordnance Road Correctional Center removed trash from roadsides along Veterans Highway, West Baltimore Annapolis Road, Clark Road, Watts Avenue, Race Road, Governor Bridge Road, St. George Barber Road and Rutland Road.

In addition, a pair of inmates removed between 150 and 200 illegally posted signs in Brooklyn Park, on the east side of Glen Burnie and along College Parkway.

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