Community briefs

November 24, 1997

TB meeting today

Health officials were still working to determine Friday whether a person at the Career Studies Center has tuberculosis.

The person was identified as possibly having the disease while undergoing a series of tests for a different condition, officials said. School officials say they do not believe any students were affected.

At 7:30 p.m. today, Washington County Health Department officials and school officials will hold an informational meeting at E. Russell Hicks Middle School.

Hagerstown Trust campaign complete

Hagerstown Trust has just completed its United Way Campaign for 1997. This year's campaign saw increases in two major categories.

The number of employees participating in the United Way campaign surged from 65.5 percent in 1996 to 80.5 percent. The employees increased their giving from $9,207 to better than $9,500.


Added to this year's contribution is the bank's corporate gift, bringing the total amount pledged to more than $27,300.

Byers completes training for board

Washington County Board of Education President B. Marie Byers has completed a week training course for her appointment to the board of examiners for the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education is the profession's mechanism to help ensure high quality teacher preparation.

The organization is responsible for the national accreditation of college and universities that offer educational programs.

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