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March 26, 2011
The Herald-Star

Dinner to support scholarships

BETHANY - Family and friends of the late Derek "Ike" Eisenhauer will hold a dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 8 at Bethany College's Harder Hall to raise money for a scholarship in his name.

The cost is $12 for adults and teens and $6 for children, ages 6-12, for the meal, which includes pasta cooked to each person's order, salad and dessert. Children 5 and under will be admitted free.

The son of Jay and Mary Ann Eisenhauer, Derek died unexpectedly, of a heart attack, in March 2006. A 2004 graduate of Brooke High School, he was known for his outgoing nature, ability to joke easily and desire to help others.

His family has honored him by establishing a scholarship fund in his name, and in recent years, three scholarships have been awarded each year in his name to Brooke High School seniors.

Dinner-dance to benefit group home

WEIRTON - Family Connections' annual charity event, There No Place Like Home, will be held April 30 at the Weirton Holiday Inn.

The organization is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a gala including an Undo's steak dinner and dance music courtesy of disc jockey Bobby LaRosa. The event will include drawings and door prizes. The cost is $20 per person, and a cash bar will be available.

All proceeds will benefit Brooke Place, a group home in Colliers for adolescent girls. To buy tickets, make a donation or for information, contact Rose LaRosa by phone at (304) 527-3303 or e-mail at

Easter Bunny letters available

WELLSBURG - The Easter Bunny has recruited the Friends of the Brooke County Public Library to aid him in sending letters to area boys and girls. The cost is $1.75 for the letters.

The group also is selling personalized children's books, which make a great addition to Easter baskets and include the recipient as a character in the book as well as personal details such as the child's friends and where they live.

The books are $14 each and usually can be produced in two to seven days. Stop by the Brooke County Public Library or its Follansbee branch for information about the letters or books.

Business to mark change in owner

WELLSBURG - A grand re-opening and ribbon cutting will be held by the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce for Bre's Tropical Illusions Salon and Day Spa in recognition of its new ownership.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 31 at the business, which is at 1420 Commerce St.

Pie sale to benefit

Special Olympics

WELLSBURG - Pies, Easter bread and other baked goods made by the Pie Shoppe of Laughlinton, Pa. will be sold to raise funds for Brooke County Special Olympics.

Money and orders are due April 5, with the pies and baked goods to be delivered April 18. For information, call (304) 797-1574 or (304) 737-1376.

Health centers

expand hours

WEIRTON - The Family Medical Care Community Health Center has expanded its hours as a result of its 2010 patient satisfaction survey, said Judy Raveaux, its chief executive officer.

Starting in April, the center at 3136 West St. will be open for appointments and walk-in medical services on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also starting in April, the Women's Health Center on Colliers Way will be open for appointments on Thursday evenings.

Operated by C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc., the center accepts patients of all income levels, with or without insurance. Self-pay patients are billed for appointments and services based on a discount sale derived from federal poverty guidelines.

For information, call (304) 748-2828 or (304) 723-2192 or visit its website at

Residents can give

hair to cause

BETHANY - Bethany College and Tropical Illusions, a Wellsburg hair salon, will support Locks of Love with an event from noon to 3 p.m. Monday at the college's Phillips Lounge.

Representatives of Tropical Illusions salon will give free haircuts to area residents willing to donate 10 inches or more of their hair to the cause, which uses the hair for hairpieces provided to children experiencing hair loss because of a medical condition.

Haircuts also will be provided to those with less hair in exchange for a $10 donation to Locks of Love.

The event is one of the college's Women's Month activities.

Locks of Love also provides hairpieces to children who have suffered severe burns, endured radiation treatment to the brain stem as a treatment for cancer, or have suffered from any number of skin disorders that cause permanent hair loss.

The wigs are custom-made and allow the children to engage in everyday activities such as playing on the playground or participating in sports without worry.

For information on Locks of Love, visit

AARP learns of Discover Brooke County

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County AARP met March 17, with Bill Konkle, the chapter's president, welcoming new members and others for the start of the new year.

Rena Konkle served as greeter, and the Rev. Kenneth Dight delivered the invocation.

Members were encouraged to volunteer their time as servers for the community luncheons held Wednesdays and Fridays at the Brooke County Salvation Army. The volunteers must have a food handler's card from the Brooke County Health Department.

Those interested were advised to contact Irene Reitter.

The group also learned this year's Discover Brooke County event, a showcase for Brooke County businesses and organizations, will be held April 19 at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall.

A program about music was provided by Bob Potish.

Drawings were won by Kathy Cipoletti, Noami Amos and Norma Takash. The ways and means drawing was won by Takash.

Candidates to visit

WEIRTON - Brooke and Hancock County Republican Party leaders will host a gathering of several Republican candidates for governor at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

The following have confirmed their appearances: state Del. Mitch Carmichael of Jackson County, state Sen. Clark Barnes of Randolph County, former Secretary of State Betty Ireland, businessman Bill Maloney, former state Delegate Larry Faircloth and Putnam County Prosecutor Mark Sorsaia.

The event is open to the public.

Family Fun Night set

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Reading Council will hold a Family Fun Night at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooke County Public Library.

Open to all ages, the event will include stories, crafts, games and snacks. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Dinner theater to benefit 4-H

WELLSBURG - Portions of proceeds from a musical comedy mystery dinner theater show to be held April 16 will benefit the Brooke County 4-H program.

Mystery Theatre Unlimited will present "The Pirates of Poughkeepsie" at Staffileno's on the River, 801 Main St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 each, and reservations may be made by calling (304) 737-3666 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or (304) 374-8336 after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends no later than April 8.

Admission is limited to adults 18 and older.

Trappers to hold fundraiser

COLLIERS - The Northern Panhandle Trappers Association will hold a fundraiser with music by Larry Santee and the Sands of Time Band from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 9 at the Colliers Fire Hall.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the event, which also will include door prizes and refreshments. Admission is $5.

Group to hold pasta dinner

WELLSBURG - The youth of Wellsburg First Baptist Church at the corner of 18th and Charles streets will hold a rigatoni dinner from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The cost is a donation of the donor's choice, with proceeds going to the youth's activities. Take-out will be available.

Bethany candidates declared

BETHANY - Six have declared their candidacy for Bethany's June 14 election, but no one is vying for the town's fifth council seat.

Incumbents Jay Eisenhauer and Cindy Hoffman will seek re-election to the offices of mayor and recorder, respectively, and are unchallenged.

Incumbents Helen Moren, Ted Pauls and Pat Sutherland and Gray Williamson of Point Breeze Drive, a former Bethany councilman, have declared their candidacy for four of the five at-large seats on Bethany Council.

Current Bethany Councilmen James Forrester and Charles "Red" Schwertfeger have chosen not to seek re-election.

Individuals interested in seeking the fifth council seat or any other elected position as an official write-in candidate must register by May 3.

For information, call Hoffman, the town's chief election official, at (304) 829-4539.

The name or names of registered write-in candidates will be posted at polling sites on the day of the election, and only registered write-in candidates may be declared winners in the election.

Hoffman said in the event the fifth council seat isn't filled through the election, the fifth council member will be appointed by the mayor.

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