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Starting June 1, Linthicum will join a growing number of communities with citizen security patrols.

The Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association is sponsoring a Linthicum Security Patrol. Anyone who wants to help deter routine crime in the area is welcome to attend the LSIA's regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Linthicum Elementary School. While there, you can learn more about the program or offer assistance.

Members will vote tonight on whether to purchase CB radios, flashlights and car signs.

The Linthicum Lions Club suggested the citizen patrol idea several months ago, and the LSIA decided to take on the task. Eighteen volunteers met with Guy Della, of the county police department, in April for a program orientation.

Patrollers will drive their cars, equipped with CB radios, through the community. If they see or hear anything suspicious, they will call a base station, where a volunteer will telephone police. Patrollers will never approach a suspect.

Patrols have demonstrated that they do make a difference, so show your support and become a volunteer.

* The LSIA also is accepting nominations for officers for the coming year. Elections will take place in June. Attend tomorrow's meeting, or call Bruce Fink at 850-8508.

Don't miss the Craft Fair at the Benson-Hammond House from a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Sponsored by the Ann Arundell County Historical Society, the fair will feature crafts, lunch, baked goods, plants, prizes and pony rides. The Browse-and-Buy Antique Shop and the Benson-Hammond House will be open as usual.

The house is on Aviation Boulevard, three lights from Dorsey Road, near the airport. For information, call 768-9518.

The Youth Group of the Church of St. Christopher's, 116 Marydell Road in Linthicum Heights, will sponsor a Nearly New Sale and Car Wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

A variety of items will be for sale, including vintage 78 rpm records, books, appliances, baked goods, furniture and craft xTC supplies. The youth group also invites you to have your car washed while you browse.

Rental tables are available for anyone wishing to sell their own crafts. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Group Mission Project. Call 850-5633 for more details and table reservations.

On Friday, May 2, Overlook Elementary School held its annual Science Fair awards ceremony for youngsters in kindergarten through second grade.

Forty-four students entered the fair this year. The projects were judged by the principal, teachers and community members.

The kindergarten winners were Joshua McGonigal, first place for "Do the Seeds We Eat Grow?"; John Dornbush, second place for "Squashed Air"; Jeff Geman, third place for "Clouds."

The first-grade winners were Heather Simmons, first place for "It Dissolves"; Kristen Ritz, second place for "The Plant Activity"; Maria Costea, third place for "How many Turtles Do You See?"

The second-grade winners were Deborah Zebron, first place for "How Long Will It Grow?"; Lisa Eddy, second place for "In What Kind of Environment Does Mold Grow?"; Elissa Lintner, third place for "Water Leveling."

As a treat, all science fair participants received a free lunch from Hardee's last week.

The North County High School Band just returned from Orlando, Fla., with nine trophies.

NCHS competed against 21 schools from across the country in the All-American Music Festival. The team won a trophy and a superior rating in every event it entered. The Marching Band, Concert Band and Stage Band entered separate competitions. The Pom Squad competed separately and with the Band Front. The Flag Team also entered its own competition.

The Pom Squad and a featured twirler, Val Serio, each received a Judges' Special Trophy.

On their way home, the group stopped at Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, Universal Studios and The Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center at Walt Disney World.

The students want to thank everyone who supported their fund-raising activities throughout the year for making this trip possible. These activities included a Christmas and Easter flower and fruit sale, car washes and a sub sale.

NCHS Band Director Glenn Mohr led a group of 127 students and parents.

The Pasadena Soccer Club has openings in its Clinic Seven Side Summer Soccer program. To be eligible, players must have been born in 1984, 1985 or 1986. League play will begin June 25, and games will be played at Poplar Ridge Park. Registration will end June 15. The fee is $20 per person.

Ten girls from the Linthicum area are playing soccer for the club.

Eight players are from North County High School: Lisa Martin, Melanie McMullen, Michelle Dillow, Stacy Mayo, Jen Tinsley, Jen Bilhiemer, Samantha Smith and Heather Schonbachler. Another, Lisa Colvin, is a seventh-grader at the middle school in Linthicum, and Kathy Dunway attends Seton Keough High School in Baltimore.

For additional information, call Bob Cook at 255-9166.

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