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Neighborhood News

November 02, 1997

* The Commission on the Future of the West Virginia Judicial System will hold an open forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Berkeley County Courthouse in Martinsburg, W.Va., to hear the public's comments, suggestions and concerns about the state's courts.

Those who want to sign up for a time to speak should arrive at 6:30 p.m. The commission encourages all participants to prepare their comments in writing so they can be submitted in full.

Those who are unable to attend can submit written comments to Commission on the Future of the Judicial System, c/o Chairman David C. Hardesty Jr., P.O. Box 5130, Charleston, W.Va. 25361.

* The Clean Focus Coalition is offering Parent to Parent training from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19 and Dec. 3 in the Yokefellows Room of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Washington St., Charles Town.

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Babysitting will be available.

Nancy Haden, a substance abuse assessment counselor in the Community Assistance Program of Shalom et Benedictus, Inc., will facilitate the video program that features Milton Creagh and focuses on helping parents decrease the chance that their children will have substance abuse problems.

The coalition will also meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 305 S. Charles St., Charles Town.

For more information, call Lane Crawford, community development specialist with Clean Focus, at 1-304-725-3433.

* The Rise & Shine Chamber Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Martinsburg.

West Virginia delegates Vicki Douglas, D-Berkeley, Larry Faircloth, R-Berkeley, John Overington, R-Berkeley, and Charles Trump, R-Berkeley/Morgan, will speak about "Vital Issues Concerning Berkeley County and the Eastern Panhandle."

The cost for members is $10 in advance and $13 if billed; for nonmembers, the cost is $20 in advance only.

For more information, call 1-304-267-4841.

* Photographs of previous Frederick County (Md.) Boards of Commissioners or individual shots of previous commissioners serving from 1851 to 1974 are being sought.

The pictures will be used for a display during the county's 250th anniversary celebration.

Anyone who has photographs of any former commissioners or knows where they can be obtained can call Ann Harriman, public information officer, at 1-301-694-2590 or 1-301-694-1672 (Voice/TDD).

* The 20th annual Bowl for Breath to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is being held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at Arcade Lanes on North Market Street Extended in Frederick, Md.

Participants collect donations or pledges for every point they score in a three-game series. Prizes are awarded based on the amount of money collected and turned in to the foundation.

A charge of $1.80 per game will be charged, which includes shoes.

Bowling league members can use their scores from that week's bowling match instead of bowling Nov. 16.

Sponsor sheets are available at Arcade Lanes and at Waverley Elementary, Middletown High, Walkersville Middle and Monocacy Elementary schools in Frederick County.

Those under 18 must have a waiver, which is included on the sponsor sheet, signed by a parent or guardian.

For more information, call Jerry DeGrange at 1-301-694-1496 or 1-1-371-6698.

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