Community briefs

March 08, 2007

Applications accepted for gaming funds

The Washington County Gaming Commission will begin accepting applications April 2 for the distribution of Fiscal Year 2008 gaming funds.

Organizations that submitted an application in 2006 will be sent a 2007 application March 30. Applications are available by calling the gaming office at 240-313-2040 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline to return applications is May 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Nonprofit, charitable organizations receive gaming funds each year in August. Fire and rescue companies receive the annual disbursements in January and August.

The gaming commission is a volunteer seven-member board appointed by the county delegation to the Maryland General Assembly and the County Commissioners. Created by the General Assembly in 1995, the gaming commission has distributed more than $31 million dollars to charities and fire and rescue companies in the county.


North High to present 'Li'l Abner'

The North Hagerstown High School Music Department will present the musical comedy "Li'l Abner" March 15 to 20 in the North High auditorium.

Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior adults. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Performances will be March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m.; March 17 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and March 19 and 20 at 7 p.m.

For details or to purchase tickets, call Randy or Carol Schultz at 301-791-2585.

HCC IT group to host Computer CPR Clinic

Students from Hagerstown Community College's Information Technology Association will be providing consulting and repair services for home computer headaches at a Computer CPR Clinic on March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HCC Valley Mall Center.

For a donation, student technicians will help diagnose problems related to hardware, provide advice on upgrading a computer with new hardware or scan a computer for problematic issues such as viruses, adware or spyware.

No preregistration is required, but the number of cases accepted will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, e-mail the ITA club at or call 301-790-2800, ext. 599.

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