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Washington County briefs

May 04, 2005

Week recognizes needs of uninsured


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed this week "Cover the Uninsured Week."

According to the proclamation, 45 million Americans do not have health-care coverage. That number is equal to the combined population of 24 states, the proclamation states.

Eight out of 10 people are uninsured in working families, and there are 8 million children in the country without health-care coverage, according to the proclamation.

Uninsured Americans "live sicker and die younger than those who are covered and suffer needlessly because they go without the health care they need ...," the proclamation states.

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The County Commissioners asked all county residents to observe the week.

Tennis courts being repaired


Tennis courts at six Washington County sites will be repaired this spring and summer.

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday awarded the $197,937 contract for the work to Craig Paving Inc. of Hagerstown.

The tennis courts at the following locations will be repaired: Clear Spring Park, Doub's Woods Park, Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park, Regional Park, Woodland Way and Hancock Middle-Senior High School.

The work includes repairing cracks, asphalt resurfacing, acrylic color finish, line striping and hardware replacement, according to information included with the county's meeting agenda.

The work is expected to begin about May 31 and be completed Aug. 5.

Museum ramble set for this weekend


The second annual Washington County Museum Ramble will be Saturday and Sunday.

Bill Knode, president of the Washington County Association of Museums and Historic Sites, explained the event Tuesday to the Washington County Commissioners.

The Museum Ramble is a self-guided tour of many of the museums in the county. More than 12 museums will participate in this weekend's event, according to information included with the county's agenda.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The County Commissioners issued a proclamation to Knode in recognition of the importance of museums in the county.

The county has 35 museums.

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