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July 2, 2011
The Herald-Star

Library offers summer fun

WELLSBURG - Readers of all ages will travel the globe this summer through a variety of activities as the Brooke County Public Library and Follansbee Branch present the One World, Many Stories summer reading program.

The program is open to children in pre-school through eighth grade and will include special programs, prizes, story hours and other activities.

Registration begins Tuesday. For information, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860.

The program will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brooke County Library with a special hands-on Around the World Snacks cooking class with Nora Bell.

The Brooke County Library also will be holding a story time for children, ages 4-9 on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The program will include a craft and games.

And the PG-rated film "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules," based on a popular series of books, will be shown at 11 a.m. July 9 at the Brooke County Library. Popcorn will be served.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat for any of the three free programs.

Scramble benefits golf team

WELLSBURG - The Brooke High School golf team will hold a four-man golf scramble July 16 at Highland Springs Golf Course.

Four-member teams are invited to compete in the event, which will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and include cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200 for first, second and third places.

There also will be a 50-50 drawing and drawings for various prizes, including an autographed Ohio State Archie Griffin mini helmet, autographed photo of Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward, West Virginia University football items, Pittsburgh Pirates and Wheeling Nailers tickets and Brooke Hills Park passes.

Each participant will receive coupons for Dick's Sporting Goods.

The cost is $60 per person. Call Bob Newton at (412) 327-0508 to register or for information.

Senior farmers' market coupons available

Brooke County seniors may obtain coupons good for upcoming West Virginia farmers markets through the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.

Brooke County Senior Services staff will distribute about 200 coupon books, each containing 10 coupons worth $2 each, to Brooke County seniors at least 60 years old.

Seniors also must meet the following income requirements: $20,147 per year for a household of one; $27,214 per year for a household of two; and $34,281 per year for a household of three.

The coupons may not be used for dried fruits or vegetables, such as prunes, raisins, sun-dried tomatoes or dried chili peppers; potted fruit or vegetable plants, potted or dried herbs, wild rice, nuts of any kind, maple syrup, cider and molasses.

Interested seniors should bring photo identification to the following sites:

The Brooke County Senior Center at 948 Main

St., Follansbee, any weekday while the supply of coupons lasts.

Freedom Place I in Weirton on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon to 2 p.m. and at Freedom Place II from noon to 2 p.m. that day.

Dalesio Manor in Follansbee on Thursday from 10 am to noon.

Unity Apartments in Wellsburg on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

The senior lunch site on the Wellsburg Town Square on July 11 from

10 a.m. to noon.

Rockdale Village on July 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Pageant participants sought

WHEELING - Participants are sought for the Miss Northern West Virginia Scholarship and Miss Northern West Virginia Outstanding Teen pageants, which will be held Aug. 6 at Wheeling Park High School.

The Miss Northern West Virginia pageant is the official preliminary pageant to Miss West Virginia and Miss America, and is open to young women, ages 17-24, who reside, work full-time or attend school full-time in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel or Tyler counties.

Contestants will compete in interview, talent, swimsuit and evening gown categories. Thousands of dollars in scholarship will be awarded. There is no entry fee to participate, said pageant coordinators.

The Miss Northern West Virginia Outstanding Teen pageant is the official preliminary pageant to the Miss West Virginia and Miss America Outstanding Teen pageants, and is open to girls, ages 13-17, who aren't eligible to compete in the Miss America system and who live or attend school full-time in the same counties.

Contestants will compete in interview, talent, active wear and evening gown categories. The winner will receive a crown, sash and paid entry fee to compete in the Miss West Virginia Outstanding Teen pageant. The entry fee is $100.

The deadline to apply for both pageants is Friday. For an application or information, email info@missnorthernwv.com, call (304) 281-6301 or visit www.missnorthernwv.com.

Country Friends to hold jam sessions

COLLIERS - Country Friends Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music, holds jam sessions on Mondays and Fridays at the Memorial Hall on Old Police Lodge Road.

Open mic is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The doors open at 5 p.m. for the covered-dish events open to the public to attend or participate in.

All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or visit the group's website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

C.H.A.N.G.E. offers meal program

C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. will offer breakfasts and lunches for all children, 18 and under, through its summer nutrition program.

The meals will be served at sites in the following cities:

Weirton: Weiri Middle School, 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (through July 29); Mercy Baptist Church, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon (Aug. 1-5.)

Follansbee: Follansbee Park, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Jefferson Primary School, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 12:30 p.m. (through July 29).

Wellsburg: Betty Carr Recreation Site, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.; and Wellsburg Primary and Middle schools, 11:15 a.m. to noon (Wednesday through July 20).

Spay-neuter clinic to be held

WINTERSVILLE - The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will sponsor a Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic At Low cost, or R.A.S.C.A.L., Aug. 6-7 at the Jefferson County Airpark.

All area pet owners are welcome to bring their dogs and cats for spaying, neutering and other services to the event, which is being hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 859.

No walk-in services or vaccinations will be available. To make an appointment or for information, call (304) 374-4443.

Church to

hold quilt show, craft sale

FOLLANSBEE - Follansbee United Methodist Church will hold a quilt show and pie and craft sale from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 8-10.

Look for the church at 1002 Virginia Ave. during Follansbee Community Days. Admission is free to the quilt show, which will feature more than 100 patchwork pieces.

Program to cover gas drilling

WHEELING - The Ohio County Public Library's Fracking Facts series about Marcellus Shale drilling will continue at 7 p.m. July 14 at the library, which is at 52 16th St.

David McMahon, a Charleston-based oil, gas and public interest attorney, will share tips for leasing natural gas rights and discuss the rights of mineral rights owners and affected property owners.

McMahon is co-founder of the West Virginia Surface Owner's Rights Organization, a group aimed at protecting landowners from abuses by oil and gas drillers through public policy and regulatory changes needed to expand surface owners' rights and protect land and water resources.

"The money (from leases) may be attractive, but people need to think about what they or future generations may want to do with the land. Most mineral owners don't know there are usually bad provisions in leases that can and should be crossed out and they can insist on lease add-ons or addendums that provide additional protections for their land before they sign," McMahon said.

For information, visit the group's website at www.wvsoro.org.

Correction:

A caption for a photo that appeared on page 3 of the June 25 Brooke Scene of 30-year employees recognized by the Brooke County Board of Education should have identified the second woman from the left as Terry McIntosh-Mains. Rebecca Hagwood was among 30-year employees recognized but wasn't present.

C.H.A.N.G.E. offers meals

C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. will offer breakfasts and lunches for all children, 18 and under, through its summer nutrition program.

The meals will be served at sites in the following cities:

Weirton: Weir Middle School, 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (through July 29); Mercy Baptist Church, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon (Aug. 1-5.)

Follansbee: Follansbee Park, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Jefferson Primary School, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 12:30 p.m. (through July 29).

Wellsburg: Betty Carr Recreation Site, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.; and Wellsburg Primary and Middle schools, 11:15 a.m. to noon (Wednesday through July 20).

Farmers' market coupons available

Brooke County seniors may obtain coupons good for upcoming West Virginia farmers markets through the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.

Brooke County Senior Services staff will distribute about 200 coupon books, each containing 10 coupons worth $2 each, to Brooke County seniors at least 60 years old.

Seniors also must meet the following income requirements: $20,147 per year for a household of one; $27,214 per year for a household of two; and $34,281 per year for a household of three.

The coupons may not be used for dried fruits or vegetables, such as prunes, raisins, sun-dried tomatoes or dried chili peppers; potted fruit or vegetable plants, potted or dried herbs, wild rice, nuts of any kind, maple syrup, cider and molasses.

Interested seniors should bring photo identification to the following sites:

The Brooke County Senior Center at 948 Main St., Follansbee, any weekday while the supply of coupons lasts.

Freedom Place I in Weirton on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon to 2 p.m. and at Freedom Place II from noon to 2 p.m. that day.

Dalesio Manor in Follansbee on Thursday from 10 am to noon.

Unity Apartments in Wellsburg on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

The senior lunch site on the Wellsburg Town Square on July 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Rockdale Village on July 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Spay-neuter

clinic to be held

WINTERSVILLE - The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will sponsor a Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic At Low cost, or R.A.S.C.A.L., Aug. 6-7 at the Jefferson County Airpark.

All area pet owners are welcome to bring their dogs and cats for spaying, neutering and other services to the event, which is being hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 859.

No walk-in services or vaccinations will be available.

To make an appointment or for information, call (304) 374-4443.

Country Friends to hold jam sessions

COLLIERS - Country Friends Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music, holds jam sessions on Mondays and Fridays at the Memorial Hall on Old Police Lodge Road.

Open mic is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The doors open at 5 p.m. for the covered-dish events open to the public to attend or participate in. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or visit the group's website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Pageant participants sought

WHEELING - Participants are sought for the Miss Northern West Virginia Scholarship and Miss Northern West Virginia Outstanding Teen pageants, which will be held Aug. 6 at Wheeling Park High School.

The Miss Northern West Virginia pageant is the official preliminary pageant to Miss West Virginia and Miss America, and is open to young women, ages 17-24, who reside, work full-time or attend school full-time in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel or Tyler counties.

Contestants will compete in interview, talent, swimsuit and evening gown categories. Thousands of dollars in scholarship will be awarded. There is no entry fee to participate, said pageant coordinators.

The Miss Northern West Virginia Outstanding Teen pageant is the official preliminary pageant to the Miss West Virginia and Miss America Outstanding Teen pageants, and is open to girls, ages 13-17, who aren't eligible to compete in the Miss America system and who live or attend school full-time in the same counties.

Contestants will compete in interview, talent, active wear and evening gown categories. The winner will receive a crown, sash and paid entry fee to compete in the Miss West Virginia Outstanding Teen pageant. The entry fee is $100.

The deadline to apply for both pageants is Friday. For an application or information, email info@missnorthernwv.com, call (304) 281-6301 or visit www.missnorthernwv.com.

 
 

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