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Briefly for Saturday, Oct. 4

October 04, 1997

Auction to benefit Civil Air Patrol

The Hagerstown Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will have its third annual benefit auction at 6:30 p.m. today in the Aero-Smith Hangar, behind Nick's Airport Inn on U.S. 11, at the Washington County Regional Airport.

Auction items can be previewed starting at 5:30 p.m.

Items will include artwork, furniture, tools, grills, NASCAR collectibles, autographed memorabilia, and gift certificates to numerous restaurants, activities, businesses and professional sports games.

The Civil Air Patrol is a non-profit organization for youth ages 12 to 21. Its primary role is aircraft emergency search and rescue services.

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The Hagerstown Squadron was started about 30 years ago.

Call 301-416-2221 for more information.

Congressman Wise to attend open house

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Rep. Bob Wise, D-W.Va., will participate in an open house for the Eastern Panhandle's growing Head Start program on Monday in Martinsburg.

The Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) VIII is developing a program to expand Head Start - which helps children ages 3 and 4 build the skills they'll need for school - in Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

Currently, the program serves 68 children in Morgan County, 83 children in Jefferson County and 144 children in Berkeley County.

Wise is expected to talk about the importance of Head Start in building a base for a child's future education and development, according to spokesman Tom Gavin.

The open house will start at noon Monday in the RESA VIII Head Start Building, 109 S. College St., Martinsburg.

Information fair for parents

The public is invited to attend a Parent Information Fair, sponsored by the Health and Social Services Advisory Committee for Head Start in Washington County, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Project Head Start, 131 W. North Ave., Hagerstown.

Call Glenda Helman at 301-797-4161 for more information.

Special BOE meeting in Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Board of Education will have a special meeting to talk with members of the local delegation to the West Virginia Legislature at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the board office, 110 Mordington Ave., Charles Town.

Board members plan to discuss a number of legislative issues concerning education with the lawmakers.

The meeting is open to the public.

Hams sponsor disaster drill

The Amateur Radio Relay League and Amateur Radio Emergency Service will sponsor a Simulated Emergency Test from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.The drill, which will involve the Washington County American Red Cross as one of the locations of transmission, will offer Disaster Services an opportunity to test communication

The outlined scenario plans a slow-moving storm in the aftermath of a hurricane.

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