In last Sunday's Extra, an incorrect time was listed for an open house at the Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College for those interested in learning about a career in veterinary technology. The open house will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4. (Published 10/03/99)

Property Tax Deadline Is Oct. 5

The deadline for paying the second installment of Loudoun County's semiannual personal property tax is Oct. 5.

A 10 percent penalty will be added to any installment not received or postmarked by that date, according to county Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr.

Payments can be made by check, cash or credit card at the county's eastern Loudoun office at Loudoun Tech Center, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 190, Sterling, or on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg. Payments also may be made online at There is a service charge when using a credit card.

Both offices will be open extra hours, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and until 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and Oct. 5.

Learn About Veterinary Technology

The Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College will hold an open house from 7 to 9 a.m. Oct. 14 for those who enjoy working with animals and want to learn about a career in veterinary technology. It will be held in Room LA 113 of the animal sciences building.

Veterinary technology faculty members will discuss program requirements, internships, career opportunities and field experiences. There also will be demonstrations, facility tours, information on animals listed for adoption through various rescue leagues, and a children's activities corner for participants with children. Food and beverages will be served, and a Littman stethoscope will be raffled off as a door prize.

This event is free and open to the public. For information, call Leslie Sinn at 703-450-2634 or the Veterinary Technology Department at 703-450-2525.

The campus is at 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. For directions, see the Loudoun campus World Wide Web home page at

Scouts to Sell Christmas Wreaths

Boy Scout Troop 761 of Sterling will be holding an autumn fund-raiser, selling top-quality Christmas wreaths and garlands that will be delivered to area residents and businesses in early December. The sale will support the troop's effort to earn its way to the Boy Scouts of America Northern Tier Base in the Boundary Water Canoe Area in Minnesota in July 2000.

The wreaths, 22-inch mixed evergreen with a decorative bow, will come fresh from the Northwest and will cost as little as $15.

For more information, call Alan Steiner at 703-709-1494.

Purcellville Lifts Water Restrictions

The Town of Purcellville has lifted voluntary water restrictions.

Town Engineer Karin McKnight said the town's main reservoir is full. A second reservoir that collects surface runoff is down a little more than four feet.

McKnight said that even with recent rainfall--on and off since Sept. 4 and heavy at times as Hurricane Floyd passed to the east of Loudoun--the area's water supply is deficient because of persistent drought over the last two years. She encouraged all residents to use water wisely.