Community briefs

July 30, 1998

Local residents who need prosthetic or orthotic devices will have access to regular clinics that address their specific needs. Washington County Hospital's Department of Rehabilitation will offer these prosthetic orthotic clinics on the second Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rehab Center at Robinwood.

The clinics will be led by a team consisting of physiatrists, Dr. Mark Yacyk and Dr. Yong Lee, a hospital-certified prosthetist-orthotist and physical therapist. Rehabilitation Practitioners Inc. also is providing assistance to the clinic.

An amputee support group is being organized, and plans for an adult seating clinic for wheelchair and seating needs is being discussed. For information on any of these programs and services, call the Rehab Center at Robinwood at 301-714-4025.

Dan Bennet, president of the National Center for Construction Education and Research, will be at the Venice Inn in Hagerstown on Aug. 13 to speak at the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors' Apprenticeship Graduation Banquet.


The National Center for Construction Education and Research develops, publishes and delivers craft training programs to the construction industry. The center also provides management education and safety training programs, conducts industry-related research, and seeks to improve the image of construction as a career.

To register for the upcoming meeting or to obtain membership information, call Joan Warner, ABC executive director, at 301-739-1190.

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is accepting applications to the Class of 2003.

Appointments are tendered solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition with no congressional nominations or geographical quotas. Applications must be submitted to the director of admissions prior to Dec. 15. Candidates must arrange to participate in either the SAT I or ACT prior to or including the December 1998 administration.

Appointments are based on the candidate's high school record, performance or either the SAT I or ACT, and leadership potential as demonstrated by participation in high school activities, community service and part-time employment. Most successful candidates rank in the top quarter of their high school class and have demonstrated proficiency in both mathematical and applied science.

Candidates must be unmarried at the time of the appointment, have no legal obligations, and must have reached the age of 17 but not 23 by July 1, 1999. Candidates must be assured of high school graduation by June 30, 1999.

To obtain an application or more information, write Director of Admissions, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 31 Mohegan Ave., New London, Conn. 06320; or call 1-800-883-8724.

The Cumberland Valley Technology Center, 319 W. Howard St., Hagerstown, is offering a seminar on accident investigation on Aug. 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Instructor will be Dale Valentine of MOSH. Call 301-739-0559 for information or for a list of upcoming classes.

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