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<sh>Name is Liberty!

<bt>It's official — the name of the new southwest county middle school on Union Mill Road will be Liberty. The Fairfax County School Board approved the name at last week's School Board meeting. Although middle schools here are usually named after authors, the Board honored the wishes of the students, who suggested "Liberty" in commemoration of Sept. 11. The new school will open in September.

<sh>Traffic, Land Use

<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Supervisor Michael R. Frey's (R-Sully) conference room. It's in the Fort Hill Building, 5900 Centreville Road in Centreville. Call Jeff Parnes at 703-904-0131, evenings.

<sh>Clifton Town Council

<bt>The next meeting of the Clifton Town Council is Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton.

<sh>Park Authority Mtg.

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

<sh>Maybe on Sunday?

<bt>In unrelated land-use cases along Route 50 in Chantilly, the Jiffy Lube wants to add Sunday hours, and the animal hospital wants to erect a free-standing sign along the highway.

"When Jiffy Lube was approved in 1987, nobody was doing Sunday hours," said attorney Keith Martin, representing the business. "But times have changed, and a [nearby] carwash was recently approved there with Sunday hours." As a result, he said, Jiffy Lube wants the same thing and would like to be open Sundays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

<sh>Westfield Community Coalition

<bt>The Westfield Community Coalition will meet Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m., in the driver's-education room (N142) at Westfield High. The coalition will evaluate programming during the past year aimed at increasing community awareness of drug and alcohol abuse among teens in our area. It will also plan prevention programs for next year.

Leadership opportunities are available. Coalition meetings are held on the second Monday of the month. Membership and attendance at meetings are free. Call Jennifer Campbell at 703-266-1742.

<sh>Centreville Community Coalition

<bt>The Centreville Community Coalition will meet Tuesday, May 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Centreville Regional Library. The group will discuss future coalition plans. The coalition needs the public's involvement in keeping this a safe and drug-free community for our children. Call Claire Scerra at 703-378-3554.

<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.