Police seek assistance in finding man missing from Randallstown

Baltimore County police asked yesterday for the public's help in finding a Randallstown man who has been missing since Wednesday.

Alfonza Simmons, 59, who police said suffers from Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, was last seen about 7 a.m. Wednesday at his home in the 8900 block of Middlebrook Court near Randallstown, county police said.

Simmons does not have his medication with him, police said, adding that the man moved to Randallstown last month to live with a relative and does not know his way around the area.

He is described as about 6 feet 1 with a heavy build, partly bald with short gray hair. It is unknown what clothes he was wearing, police said.

Anyone with information about his disappearance is asked to call the county Police Department at 410-307-2020.

Nick Shields


Officials unveil concept drawing showing planned community center

Baltimore County officials unveiled yesterday a concept drawing of a planned Randallstown community center.

The center, which is to be built along Liberty Road, will be the county's largest community center, county officials said.

Design work for the $13 million community center is scheduled to begin next summer, officials said.

The concept drawing will be posted on Liberty Road near Brenbrook Drive, officials said.


Volunteers being sought to speak to 8th- and 9th-graders about careers

The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education is looking for volunteers to tell eighth-graders and ninth-graders about careers and how they can use their education on the job.

As part of the group's Achievement Counts Speakers Bureau, presenters will complete a three-hour training session and receive a training manual and lesson plan, its Web site says.

Speakers commit themselves to at least three or four 50-minute classroom presentations at times and locations that fit their schedules.

The business organization needs 250 speakers to meet its goal of reaching nearly 10,000 students at county schools in the fall.

Volunteers can get more information and register online at, or contact LaTara Harris at 410-727-0448 or


Therapist to speak at senior center on dealing with osteoporosis

Parkville Senior Center has scheduled a lecture Tuesday by Susan Rovnak, a physical therapist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Her topic will be "Reversing the Effects of Osteoporosis."

The lecture is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the center, 8601 Harford Road.

Information: 410-887-5399.

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