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February 22, 2001

Community briefs 2/23



BOE to hold meetings on grading policy


The Washington County Board of Education will discuss the proposed middle school and high school grading policy at public meetings to be held Feb. 28 and March 1 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Board of Education auditorium, 820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown.

A brief presentation of the proposed policy will be followed by opportunities for public comment and questions.

Armory to host test for prison jobs


Testing for correctional officer jobs at Maryland prisons will be held Saturday, March 3, at the Hagerstown Armory at 18500 Roxbury Road beginning at 8:30 a.m.

There is no pre-registration process. All who wish to apply and take the test must have a high school diploma or a GED certificate, be at least 21 years old and have a valid photo ID.

Veterans are asked to bring copies of their DD-214.

Other testing sites include Baltimore City College on March 10, and Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland on March 19.

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For more information call 410-764-4098 or 240-420-0325.

Conservation group to meet March 14


The quarterly meeting of the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council will be held Wednesday, March 14, at the Washington County Agriculture Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The meeting adjourns at 2:30 p.m.

The cost of the meal is $6, payable at the door. Reservations may be made by calling 301-733-2973 by no later than Thursday, March 8.

Sporting goods store talks turkey March 14


A spring turkey-hunting seminar will be held at Dick's Sporting Goods, 17780 Garland Groh Blvd., on Wednesday, March 14, beginning at 6 p.m.

The cost is $5 per person. A sandwich and soda are included in the price.

The registration fee will be used to support Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and the Washington County Youth and Women's Outdoor Sports Program.

For additional information, call 301-432-7121.

Three blood drives left in February


Due to bad weather on Thursday, the Tri-State area lost more than 150 pints of blood, according to American Red Cross officials. Three blood drives are scheduled for the remainder of this month in Washington County. They are:

Western Maryland Hospital Center - Feb. 23 from noon to 5 p.m.

Funkstown American Legion - Feb. 26 from 1 to 7 p.m.

St. Andrews United Methodist Church on Maryland Avenue - Feb. 27 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Elementary school earns reading award


Winter Street Elementary School has received the Maryland Exemplary Reading Program Award.

The award, sponsored by the State of Maryland International Reading Conference and the International Reading Association, is given to one school in the state.

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