Community briefs

July 22, 1998

Food Resources Inc., a nonprofit food warehouse in Hagerstown from which other charitable organizations can obtain food for their feeding programs for the needy, installed its new board of directors for the current fiscal year.

The agency's new officers are: president, Kevin Lindecamp, Gerald R. Taylor & Co.; vice president, Harry Hager, Mack Trucks; secretary, Jamie McElwee; treasurer, J. Hammond Urner Jr., Ferris Baker Watts; and past president, Donna Smith.

The other newly elected directors are Linda Fox, bookkeeper; Lori Williams, Review & Herald Publishing; Gail Fitzwater, Interstate Service Coalition; Delancy Catlett, Greencastle School District; Monda Sagalkin, Brief Therapy Center; Paul Swartz, Hagerstown Community College; Joyce Stanley, Greater Hagerstown Committee; and Mark Boyer, Urner, Nairm & Boyer.

The City of Hagerstown is hosting a "Development Review Workshop" for engineers, surveyors, architects and developers on Thursday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to noon in Conference Room 407 in Hagerstown's City Hall, 1 E. Franklin St.


The workshop is designed to outline Hagerstown's development review process. Attendees will learn about Hagerstown and Washington County's review process for site plans, subdivision plats and building permits. Development checklists will be reviewed and distributed. Representatives from the review agencies will be available to answer questions.

The seminar is offered free of charge. To register, call 301-739-8577, extension 138.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service will present a "Home Ownership Now" workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at The Holiday Inn, 100 S. George St., Cumberland, Md.

Information will be available to show families and individuals how they can buy or build their home in a rural area, with no down payment. All areas of Garrett and Allegany counties and most of Washington County, with an exception of the area around Hagerstown, are considered rural for this program.

Loans are made by banks or mortgage companies and are guaranteed by the federal government.

The workshop is open to the public.

RSVP by calling Tim O'Hara at 1-800-498-9494, extension 3020.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., was honored recently at a ceremony hosted by Food Distributors International, a trade group representing more than 260 companies.

Bartlett was presented with the food distribution industry's 1998 Thomas Jefferson Award, given to members of Congress who have voted consistently in support of the sound fiscal policy, minimal government regulation and other free-market principles crucial to the health of the food distribution industry and our nation's economy.

An informational meeting will be held Friday, July 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Community Action Council for all food pantries and emergency food distribution programs in Washington County.

Community Action Council is at 101 Summit Ave.

This meeting will help food pantries and other organizations coordinate together to better serve those in need living in Washington County.

Call Community Action Council at 301-797-4161 for information and to confirm attendance.

As part of its commitment to strengthening all educational programs, new textbooks are reviewed and considered for use in the Washington County Public Schools on a regular basis.

Reading materials are being considered for use in high school English classrooms. The titles under consideration were suggested by teachers of high school English and reviewed by a committee of teachers, school employees and community representatives.

The novels, plays and book-length nonfiction works the board is considering will be displayed in the Instructional Resource Center at the Board of Education until Aug. 12.

Citizens are encourage to review and offer comments on the materials between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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