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Oakland’s Night Out Scheduled for August 8th

Oakland’s Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8th from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Oakland Train Station.  The event will include free food, a dunking booth, carnival type games, fire and rescue vehicles, and a performance by Janice Ray Duo with John Hinebaugh. Oakland’s...

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Responsible Retailers Recognized

As a follow-up to observations conducted by several youth in May, the Garrett County Drug-Free Communities Coalition Action Teams mailed packets to area businesses this week. Thank-you notes were hand written by sisters Teresa and Danielle Wolf, who were a part of the...

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Garrett County Health Officer Retires

Rodney Glotfelty retired from the Garrett County Health Department on Friday, June 30th, exactly 41 years after he began his career there as a sanitarian in Environmental Health. For nearly two decades he has been serving as Garrett County Health Officer, reporting to...

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Garrett County WIC Switches to eWIC System

Garrett County participants of the Maryland WIC Program have switched over to the new eWIC system, an electronic benefits distribution system. New plastic cards have replaced the paper checks previously used to purchase approved items. WIC, a supplemental nutrition...

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June 2017 Rabies Clinics

The Garrett County Health Department announces the second series of low cost rabies clinics of 2017 for the vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets beginning Monday, June 26 and concluding Thursday, June 29 2017. Area residents are encouraged to check the following...

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Accident Fishing Rodeo Nets Big Fish

More than 120 people participated in the Accident Fishing Rodeo recently held at the Town Pond, and sponsored by the Accident Community Planning Group and the Wild Turkey Federation. “The Accident Community Planning Group was thrilled with the great day for fishermen...

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Keeping Graduation Parties Safe And Fun

Garrett County proms are over for this year, but graduations and the multitude of parties surrounding them have started. Safety is the key, whether hosting or attending a party. Graduating is a big accomplishment, but this year’s high school graduates are not...

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If Only: Local Showing of Film Scheduled

Parents and teens are encouraged to attend a local showing of “If Only,” a short film intended to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse and to start a conversation that encourages the safe use, storage, and disposal of prescription...

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Child Safety Seat Check

The safety of children in car seats depends on correct fit as well as correct installation. The Garrett County Health Department will hold a child safety seat check on Friday, May 12th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Southern...

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Your Community Needs Your Help!

Because you live, work and play in your community, you know what events will be the most successful. We are here to offer support and funding for these events, while you address the following risky behaviors: underage drinking, tobacco use, opioid misuse, and other...

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