United Way seeks list­ings for ser­vices di­rec­tory

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United Way of Charles County, in co­op­er­a­tion with other county agen­cies, is now pre­par­ing the 2017 Edi­tion of its Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Di­rec­tory.

This di­rec­tory is a com­pre­hen- sive, cur­rent information and re­fer­ral tool for pro­fes­sion­als as well as the gen­eral pub­lic. It will con­tain list­ings of agen­cies that have been ap­proved as Charles County Pub­lic Schools Stu­dent Ser­vice Learn­ing sites. Copies will be dis­trib­uted free of charge to non­profit agen­cies, li­braries, schools, pri­vate prac­tices and other points of pub­lic ac­cess, and will be made avail­able to in­di­vid­u­als upon re­quest.

Non­profit health and hu­man ser­vice or gov­ern­men­tal agen­cies, churches, civic and fra­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tions not al­ready in­cluded in the di­rec­tory can call the United Way of Charles County of­fice for an ap­pli­ca­tion be­tween 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at 301609-4844 or e-mail dhad­den@ unit­ed­way­charles.org. Dead­line for sub­mit­tal of list­ings is Fri­day, Nov. 18.

Medi­care open en­roll­ment ap­point­ments avail­able

Open en­roll­ment is the time for Medi­care ben­e­fi­cia­ries to re­view pre­scrip­tion drug plan and make nec­es­sary changes. To as­sist with Medi­care open en­roll­ment, the State Health In­sur­ance Pro­gram is of­fer­ing one-on-one ap­point­ments for Medi­care ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

Medi­care open en­roll­ment has be­gun and will con­tinue un­til Dec. 7. New ben­e­fi­cia­ries can se­lect a plan and learn how the plan works, and ex­ist­ing en­rollees can change and up­date their plans.

For more information or to set up an ap­point­ment, call 301-6095712. Ci­ti­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

Demo­cratic Cen­tral Com­mit­tee looks to fill va­cancy

The Charles County Demo­cratic Cen­tral Com­mit­tee (CCDCC) has a va­cancy, and is ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for the pur­pose of gen­der bal­anc­ing to main­tain equal rep­re­sen­ta­tion. As such, the ap­pli­cant must be a fe­male.

All can­di­dates must be a reg­is­tered Demo­crat and a bona fide res­i­dent of Charles County.

It shall be the duty and re­spon­si­bil­ity of each mem­ber of the Charles County Demo­cratic Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of Mary­land to work in the in­ter­ests of the Mary­land Demo­cratic Party and to fur­ther the pur­poses and poli­cies of the party.

All per­sons in­ter­ested in be­ing con­sid­ered for the CCDCC va­cancy must send the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments to ccd­c­cweb@gmail. com or CCDCC, P.O. Box 2710, La Plata, MD 20646 no later than Tues­day, Nov. 29, by 5 p.m.: Let­ter of in­tent stat­ing why they would like to serve on the CCDCC; Brief bi­og­ra­phy (In­clude full name, ad­dress, date of birth, etc.) and re­sume; A copy of the ap­pli­cant’s voter reg­is­tra­tion card; All ap­pli­cants must pro­vide ev­i­dence re­gard­ing their res­i­dence (e.g., cur­rent copy of a util­ity bill). All ap­pli­cants will be sub­ject to a back­ground and/or credit check. Doc­u­ments re­ceived af­ter the Nov. 29, 5 p.m. dead­line and in­com­plete pack­ets will not be ac­cepted.

Md. Ju­di­ciary warns of new jury ser­vice scam

The Mary­land Ju­di­ciary is warn­ing the pub­lic about a new email scam seeking per­sonal information un­der the false pre­tense that the re­cip­i­ent has missed jury ser­vice and should click on a link to learn more. This email is a scam. Mary­land courts do not no­tify jurors about missed jury ser­vice by email.

This phish­ing scam has been re­ported by mul­ti­ple peo­ple in Prince Ge­orge’s County, but the scam also may be ac­tive in other coun­ties. The email claims to be from the “Clerk to the Court” and says that it is a “fi­nal no­tice” for “fail­ure to ap­pear as sched­uled for jury ser­vice.” The email pro­vides a link with the in­struc­tions to re­view the information, “af­ter which you may be con­tacted and re­quired to ap­pear in court be­fore a judge.”

Any­one re­ceiv­ing this type of email should delete it im­me­di­ately. Do not re­ply and do not click on the link or open any at­tach­ments. Scams such as th­ese of­ten in­stall mal­ware on the re­cip­i­ent’s de­vice and har­vest sen­si­tive information, pro­vide re­mote ac­cess to your de­vice for hack­ers, and send mal­ware links to your email con­tacts.

As a gen­eral re­minder, courts do not call or email peo­ple to ob­tain pay­ments or per­sonal information, nor do the courts re­quest credit card or Pay­Pal pay­ments by email or tele­phone. For ques­tions about a com­mu­ni­ca­tion from a court, con­tact the Dis­trict Court or Cir­cuit Court in your ju­ris­dic­tion. Con­tact information for each court is avail­able on the Mary­land Ju­di­ciary’s courts di­rec­tory.

Peo­ple af­fected by this email scam or other scams may also con­tact the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­eral, Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Di­vi­sion, 410-528-8662 or toll free 888-743-0023, as well as lo­cal law en­force­ment.

Com­mu­nity Bank hosts an­nual food, toy drive

Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake is host­ing its sixth an­nual Hol­i­day Food and Toy Drive now through Dec. 7. Non-per­ish­able food items and new, un­wrapped toys can be dropped off at any Com­mu­nity Bank branch lo­ca­tion.

The food and toy drive will ben­e­fit sev­eral non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions through­out the bank’s ser­vice area. Food col­lected in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s coun­ties will be do­nated to the South­ern Mary­land Food Bank. All toys col­lected will ben­e­fit the Marine Corps Re­serve’s Toys for Tots pro­grams in South­ern Mary­land and Fred­er­icks­burg, Va. Any­one wish­ing to help make a dif­fer­ence in the life of a child or family in the com­mu­nity this hol­i­day sea­son by mak­ing a do­na­tion is in­vited to stop by any Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake branch.

For more information re­gard­ing the drive, con­tact Am­ber Cul­ver at 240-427-1078, or cul­vera@cbtc.com.

Stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in Mal­lows Bay project

Charles County Gov­ern­ment, in part­ner­ship with the Charles County Pub­lic Schools and the Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion, will host the Mal­lows Bay Art Project 9 a.m. on Thurs­day, Nov. 10 at Mal­lows Bay Park, 1440 Wil­son Land­ing Road, Nan­je­moy. An art teacher from each of the county’s seven high schools and Robert D. Stetham Ed­u­ca­tional Cen­ter will bring stu­dents to cap­ture Mal­lows Bay on var­i­ous medi­ums, in­clud­ing sketch­ing, paint­ing, video, and pho­tog­ra­phy.

Once com­plete, the art­work will be dis­played at the Charles County Gov­ern­ment Build­ing, 200 Bal­ti­more Street, La Plata. Art work will be show­cased in a gallery dur­ing the World War I Mal­lows Bay Com­mem­o­ra­tive event on Fri­day, April 21 at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land La Plata Cam­pus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

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