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Cranberry Mall to start no-smoking policyEffective June...


Cranberry Mall to start no-smoking policy

Effective June 1, Cranberry Mall in Westminster will implement a new policy that it "does not allow smoking of any tobacco products in all common areas of the mall."

"The mall is smoke-free," mall officials said.

Last Feb. 12, Cranberry became the first mall in Maryland to implement designated smoking areas without a county or city ordinance. As a result of positive comments and shopper and merchant support, the mall now is making all common areas smoke-free.

Carroll brotherhood earns Lutheran award

Carroll County Branch 8521 of the Lutheran Brotherhood has received a superior rating for its 1992 community service programs from the national organization.

The award was based on the number and variety of community service projects conducted, percent of eligible congregations using Lutheran Brotherhood's Congregational Matching Funds, usage of promotional resources and proper reporting of activities.

Carroll branch officers are: Claude Elmore, president, Taneytown; Thomas Devilbiss, vice president, Taneytown; Darlene Weller, secretary, Westminster; Doris Dell, treasurer, Hampstead; Evelyn Babylon, publicity officer, Westminster; Joan Hayden, service officer, Union Bridge; Robert Shoemaker, education officer, Woodbine; and Craig and Lois Giles, Respecteen officers, Westminster.

James Fair of Taneytown is the fraternal branch consultant, and with Steve Dannenfeldt of Westminster, is a district representative for Carroll County.

Lutheran Brotherhood is a fraternal benefit society offering financial products and services to Lutherans nationwide.

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