Short-term care on emergency basisBeginning today, emergency...


Short-term care on emergency basis

Beginning today, emergency short-term respite care for the disabled or elderly will be available through the Carroll County Department of Social Services.

The department received a $25,000 grant from United Way of Central Maryland to provide the emergency services for disabled or elderly people when their primary caregiver is unexpectedly hospitalized or unavailable because of a family emergency.

For additional information, call the Adult Service Unit at the Department of Social Services, 857-0239. Call 848-8778 after office hours and on holidays and weekends.

Sports Hall of Fame banquet is Wednesday

The Rotary Club of Westminster will have its second annual Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame banquet Wednesday in the atrium of Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

The Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame was begun last year to honor top county athletes. At that time, five charter members were inducted.

This year's inductees are:

* John Bowersox, a Westminster High basketball, football and baseball star and All-America for the University of Maryland football team.

* Wayne "Buckshot" Harman, a three-sport standout at North Carroll High and Towson State University.

* Jim Head, Westminster High four-year letter winner in three sports who later played college football and was a longtime athletic director at Westminster High.

* Harry "Buzzy" Lambert, outstanding three-sport athlete at Francis Scott Key High and Western Maryland College.

* Thelma Richards, outstanding golfer and trap shooter.

Tickets to the banquet are $45 per person and available at the Pro Image, Travel Agents International and the Treat Shop in Cranberry Mall; Wilson's Sports in 140 Village Shopping Center; Hutchinson Flowers in Eldersburg; and Four Seasons Fitness Center near Hampstead.

Information: 848-3326 or 848-9050.

Meeting on budget is moved to school

County officials have changed the location of Monday evening's informational meeting on the county budget to the Carrolltowne Elementary School cafeteria, 6542 Ridge Road, Sykesville.

The 7 p.m. meeting is one in a series of meetings sponsored by the Department of Management and Budget to provide residents with more information about the proposed fiscal 1996 budget. It had been scheduled at the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library.

County Commissioners have said they need to raise the piggyback income tax to 60 percent from 50 percent to pay for new schools and other capital projects in the next six years. They must adopt a budget in late May.

The county operating budget for fiscal 1996 is expected to total about $150 million. The current year's budget is $144 million.

Other public informational meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Mount Airy library branch and 7 p.m. April 20 at the Taneytown library branch.

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