<bt>Chantilly's Steven T. Wright, 18, won't have to serve jail time in Loudoun County, but he will have to make restitution. On Dec. 9, Wright, of 6081 Meadow Crest Court in Chantilly's Sunset Ridge community, was served with arrest warrants from that county.
He was charged with breaking and entering, plus two counts of destruction of property, stemming from a Nov. 24 offense. He appeared last Tuesday, April 9, in Loudoun County General District Court before Judge Eleanor Dobson.
The breaking and entering charge was dropped. As for the property destructions, Dobson deferred final judgment for a year. If Wright pays the full amount of the restitution by then, these cases against him will be dropped, as well.
He was ordered to pay $1,161 restitution for the property damage — $432 for one incident and $729 for the other. He must also pay a $431 fine and $50 in court costs. Altogether, his bill comes to $1,642.
<sh>Liberty Middle School
<bt>In March, parents, students, community and staff of the new middle school opening this September on Union Mill Road had a meeting and decided they wanted to name their school Liberty. Last Thursday, April 11, Springfield District School Board representative Cathy Belter said she'll recommended the name, Liberty Middle School, to the superintendent. The School Board will later make the final decision.
<bt>The West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) on Monday held elections to its Land-Use Committee. The six primary members for 2002-2003 are Mary Coyle, Jim Hart, Carol Hawn, Jim Katcham, Richard Smith and Chris Terpak-Malm. The five alternates are Dick Frank, Kathleen Hill, Ted Troscianecki, Stephen Vandivere and Russell Wanek.
The WFCCA also elected its executive committee chairmen. Re-elected were Frank, transportation; Terpak-Malm, environmental; Hill, housing; and Troscianecki, parks and recreation. Mark McConn is the newly elected education-committee chairman. Then on Tuesday, Katcham was re-elected chairman of the Land-Use Committee.
<sh>Sully District Council
<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations will meet Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m., in conference room 7 of the Fairfax County Government Center. Call Mark McConn at 703-818-9124.
<sh>Park Authority Mtg.
<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m., in the Herrity Building. It's at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.
<sh>Clifton Clean-Up Day
<bt>Clifton Clean-Up Day and Spruce-Up Day will be Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers may meet anytime at the Clifton Caboose for assignments. The day will include flower-planting, gazebo clean-up, painting, tidying and pruning. Call Jennifer Chesley at 703-830-2129 or Lynne Garvey Hodge at 703-322-1811.
<sh>WFCM Personnel Needs
<bt>The Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) has several volunteer positions available.
* It needs a client coordinator to make follow-up calls to members of the community who have recently received assistance. This person would also cross-reference recipients with other WFCM services (food and clothing ministry). It would be a good job for someone who has to stay close to home.
* On-call volunteers are also needed. After receiving training, they'll monitor requests for help, coming from the local community, via a telephone mailbox. There's a social worker on staff, plus an extensive network of support to help and encourage people in self-sufficiency.
* WFCM's food pantry needs volunteers to work Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturdays, noon-2 p.m. To volunteer for any of these positions. or for more information, call 703-378-3045 and leave a message on box 7.
<sh>Food Pantry Needs
<bt>The Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) food pantry is in need of several items. They are: Jelly, coffee, tea, juice boxes, syrup, oil, sugar, cereal, crackers, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning products and diapers larger than infant and newborn.
The food pantry also needs volunteers, Thursdays, from noon-2 p.m. Needed, as well, are: Volunteers with trucks to help move heavy items, a volunteer handy-person good with phones, copy machines, faxes and thermostats, a volunteer to wash the Shepherd Center glass front entrance, artwork suitable for display in pantry waiting area, a vacuum, newer-model frost-free refrigerators and a laptop computer.
<sh>Blood Still Needed
<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative. They are accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. To make an appointment to give blood, call (703) 322-1970, or just drop in at your own convenience.
<sh>WFCM Needs Drivers
<bt>The Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is in need of drivers to take elderly people to medical appointments. Call (703) 378-3045 and press 7 to volunteer for this or any other WFCM ministry.
<sh>Meals on Wheels
<bt>The Clifton Meals on Wheels program urgently needs a volunteer to coordinate the delivery of meals to frail, elderly residents. Call the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging at (703) 324-5406.