Veterans presented with medals

CARROLL DIGEST

August 26, 2007

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a Republican representing the sixth district, presented medals to two veterans who had not received them at the time of their military service.

The medals were presented at his Westminster office Thursday.

John P. Micucci, was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Bronze Star attachment (double), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device (1960), Expert Badge and Grenade Bar and Sharpshooter Badge and Rifle Bar.

He served in Vietnam with the Army's 25th Aviation Unit from Feb. 11, 1971, to June 19, 1972.

Norman E. Mason, a deceased World War II veteran who served in the Navy, was posthumously awarded the WWII Victory Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Pin (Ruptured Duck) and Discharge Button. His son Norman E. Mason Jr. accepted the honor.

CCVESA receives funds for fire engine

The Carroll County commissioners recently presented the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association with a check for $264,528 to buy a reserve fire engine.

Funds also have been approved for a reserve medical unit, for a total of $418,415.

Both vehicles will replace equipment used extensively by the 14 county volunteer fire and ambulance companies.

Reserve units fill in when a fire company's own unit is out of service. The county's existing reserve medic unit was used 360 days in 2006, and the engine was used 300 days.

CCVESA will also spend more than $40,000 of its own funds to install standard equipment on the new engine, the group's second vice president, Doug Alexander, said.

Bid awarded for rifle range

The Carroll County Department of Recreation & Parks and Bureau of Purchasing have awarded a bid for the reconstruction of the rifle range at the Hap Baker Firearms Facility.

The bid has been awarded to GRC General Contractor Inc. Construction is expected to last for up to 45 working days.

The recreation department anticipates opening the rifle range before the first Black Powder hunting season in October to provide hunters an opportunity to sight in their firearms before taking to the woods.

Additional information will be posted at http:--ccgovernment.carr.org/recreation as the re-opening date gets closer.

Information: 410-386-2102.

Activities needed for tourism calendar

The Carroll County Tourism Office is preparing the Tourism Calendar of Events for 2008.

To be included, an event must meet the following criteria: be sponsored by a Carroll County organization; be tourist-related; draw at least 300 people; and take place in Carroll County between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2008.

Deadline for applications is Sept. 14.

Any organization that would like to have its activities included in the calendar should contact the Tourism Office at 410-386-2983 for an application form.

Trade show set for Oct. 16

Carroll County Government's Bureau of Purchasing will partner with other purchasing professionals from across the state to co-sponsor the Maryland Public Purchasing Association Inc.'s coming reverse trade show, "Building Bridges Between Government and Vendors."

The trade show is an opportunity for commercial vendors and government representatives to meet.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road in Baltimore.

The business community also is invited to meet purchasing professionals from local, county and state purchasing agencies. It is a chance to make new contacts and introduce their products and services to decision makers in the public sector.

In addition, workshops will be offered to educate vendors on doing business with government agencies. There is a nominal fee to attend.

For information or to register to attend, visit http:--www.mppainc.org.

Information: 410-386-2181.

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