United Way seeks listings for services directory
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 email@example.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.