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The Loudoun County Disability Services Board (DSB) presented its latest FAME Award to Ken Alani, manager of the CVS Pharmacy in Countryside.

Alani was recognized as "a great example of following the intent and not just the 'letter' of the Americans with Disabilities Act," said Tom Kelly, chairman of the DSB.

The DSB presented the FAME Award to Alani Feb. 10, at the

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast held at the Belmont Country Club.

The FAME Award recognizes "facilities access management excellence" and honors businesses that treat disabled customers and employees with dignity.

Anyone interested in nominating a business for the FAME award may contact the DSB, c/o the Division of Housing Services, 102 Heritage Way, N.E., Leesburg, VA 20176, or call 703-777-0389 (V/TTY), or send an e-mail to Information about the board is available

on the Loudoun County Web site at

Jessie Bramhall of Lovettsville will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Junior Angus Classic (MAJAC) Regional Preview Junior Angus Show in Harrisonburg, Va., March 12-13.

Bramhall, a junior member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is one of 213 young people from 11 states who have entered a total of 265 Angus to compete for championship honors.

Cub Scouts Den 4 of Pack 572 recently visited the Loudoun County Office of Solid Waste Management. The

youngsters from Potomac Falls talked about how they recycle at home, and also learned about the types of things that can be made from recyclable bottles, cans and paper, such as T-shirts, carpet and other items.

Air Force 2nd Lt. Sara N. Ware is currently deployed to an overseas forward-operating location to support the missions of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The lieutenant, a protocol officer with two years of military service, is normally assigned at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah.

She is the daughter of Everett Stout of Nashville, Tenn., and Michelle Langlinais of Surrey Lane, Franklin, Tenn. Her husband, Larry, is the son of Bob and Kay Ware of Rosemary Lane, Purcellville. Ware graduated in 1999 from Columbia Central High School, Tenn., and received a bachelor's degree in 2003 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Loudoun Restoration and Preservation Society announces its 2005 Board of Trustees: H. Vernon Davis, Leesburg, president; Michael Megeath, Waterford, vice president; Sarah McCraken, Round Hill, treasurer; and Jane Davison, Leesburg, secretary. Other members include: Thomas Gates, Frances Raflo, Judy Reinhardt, Dean Korpan and Marilyn Wilson, all from Leesburg; Sarah Garner and John Newton, both from Ashburn; Liz Dotour, Lansdowne; John Flannery, Lovettsville; Allen Cochran, Lincoln; and Karen Holick, Hamilton. The society provides grants nonprofit organizations working to preserve LoudounÕs history.

The Loudoun Literacy Council announces the addition of Robert Howard to the Board of Directors.

Howard works for Kestler Financial Group as a registered representative where he provides case design and financial planning assistance to registered representatives throughout the country. Previously, he was a financial advisor for AIG VALIC, where he provided financial advice to members of not-for-profit organizations.

Howard also volunteers his time coaching his sons in baseball and basketball. He lives in Leesburg with his wife Susie and their two sons. Their third son is expected in May.

Girl Scout Troop 2485 of Sterling attended "Virginia Legislative Day" in Richmond, which was hosted by Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capitol and Girl Scout Commonwealth Council. The girls were invited to learn about their state Capitol by watching the 2005 legislative session in progress.Ê

The Scouts met with Del. Richard Black and were later officially welcomed on the floor by him, as well as by Sen. William Mims in the state Senate. After a guided tour of the state Capitol and grounds, the girls attended an information session on careers for young people in the General Assembly.

On the trip, accompanied by Troop Advisors Peg Nielsen and Margy Caccia, each Girl Scout was presented with a commemorative pin and earned the "Virginia Legislative Day" badge.

Troop 2485, part of Service Unit 70-8, has 17 members and meets at Guilford Fellowship Church in Sterling, and is a constructive part of the international scouting movement.