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Community briefs

January 07, 2004

Legislative forum set for St. Mary's school


St. Mary's Catholic School will host a legislative forum Thursday at 7 p.m. at the school in Pangborn Hall.

State Sen. Donald F. Munson, and Delegates Robert A. McKee, Christopher B. Shank and John P. Donoghue are expected to attend. Topics for discussion include restoring funding for the Textbook Loan Program in the 2004 budget to the $6 million originally provided and extending the Maryland Teacher Scholarship Program to nonpublic school teachers.

Agencies in county can apply for funds


Washington County has been chosen to receive $59,083 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

The selection was made by a national board chaired by a representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Washington County Local Emergency Food and Shelter Board will determine how the funds awarded to the Washington County area are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area.

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Under the terms of the grant, local government or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must:

  • be non-profit;

  • have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit;

  • practice nondiscrimination

  • have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs;

  • have a voluntary board in the case of private voluntary organizations.


The deadline for application is Jan. 15.

For information, contact the United Way of Washington County at 301-739-8200.

League of Women Voters to host forum


The local League of Women Voters will host an informational forum Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Village at Robinwood community center to update the public on its upcoming legislative priorities and other community activities.

League legislative priorities during the Maryland General Assembly session include lobbying for full funding for the Thornton bill and the exploration of revenue sources other than slots.

Anne Kellermeyer, state board member, will be present to detail the League's positions and strategies.

A light dinner of soup, salad and dessert will begin the program.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Spring Ward at 301-733-8053.

Those attending may try the new automated state voting machines following a demonstration by representatives from the Washington County Board of Election.

A light dinner of soup, salad and dessert will begin the program.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Spring Ward at 301-733-8053.

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