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June 29, 1998

Road contracts out for bid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A total of 2.16 miles of Thatcher Road and 2.36 miles of Henshaw Road in Berkeley County, W.Va., will be bid for resurfacing, Gov. Cecil Underwood said in a press release.

Free meals offered in Md.

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools will offer free meals Aug. 1 to 14 to children through a program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

South Frederick Elementary School will serve weekday breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at noon. The school will serve all children through age 18.

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Hillcrest, North Frederick and Waverley elementary schools will serve lunch at noon. To be eligible for free meals at these sites, children must live in a household eligible for food stamps or AFDC assistance or where income does not exceed specific guidelines. For information, call 1-301-694-1831.

Rebate forms accepted later

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The deadline to file 1997 property tax/rent rebate applications has been extended from today to Dec. 31, according to state Rep. Patrick Fleagle, R-Franklin.

The program benefits those eligible people ages 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older and individuals with disabilities ages 18 and older. The household eligibility in-come limit is $15,000 and the maximum rebate is $500.

Applications are available at Fleagle's office, 116 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. For information, call 1-717-762-6001 or 1-800-331-0179.

The program is funded by proceeds from the Pennsylvania lottery. Each year the program helps more than 300,000 households, totaling more than $85 million in rebates.

Applicants who have filed early will receive their rebate checks in July, according to Fleagle's office. Successful applicants who file after today should receive their rebate checks about 60 days after filing, Fleagle's office said.

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