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Briefs

September 3, 2011
The Herald-Star

Library to screen film

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-13-rated film "Source Code," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

When Capt. Colter Stevens awakes in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of an experimental government program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last eight minutes of his life.

In order to identify the bomber of a Chicago commuter train, he must relive the incident over and over again, gathering clues to prevent an even deadlier second terrorist attack. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Libraries closed for holiday

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library and Follansbee Branch will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

Craft vendors needed for event

FOLLANSBEE - Craft vendors are needed for the Follansbee Christmas in the Park festival, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1-2 at Follansbee Park. For information, call Kathy Santoro, (304) 527-3378; or Bill Secrist, 527-0177.

Spay/neuter clinic set

WINTERSVILLE - The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold a R.A.S.C.A.L. (Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost) Clinic Oct. 1- 2 at the Jefferson County Airpark.

Cats and dogs will be spayed and neutered. There will be no walk-in services or vaccinations available, so appointments should be made by calling (304) 374-4443. The clinic isn't limited to Brooke County residents.

Veterans group to meet

FOLLANSBEE - The Veterans Focus group, formed to help the families of current service members and retired veterans., will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Brooke County Senior Center.

The group was formed by local veteran John Shaw with the help of the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

For information, call (304) 527-3410.

RSVP collecting canned goods

The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will be collecting canned goods through Tuesday.

Items can be dropped off at the Brooke County Senior Center or Dollar General Market. The food will be donated to the Community Bread Basket and Mountaineer Food Bank.

RSVP council to meet

FOLLANSBEE - The advisory council of the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Brooke County Senior Center.

WLU welcomes two restaurants

WEST LIBERTY - A ribbon cutting and grand opening was held for the new Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express restaurants at West Liberty University's College Union, Aug. 22.

University officials and representatives of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce took part in the festivities.

The new eateries occupy the space formerly used by Pandini's Pizza and will be managed by Sodexo, which runs food service operations on the hilltop campus. The restaurants join the Sky Ranch Grill and Jazzman's Cafe and Bakery on the union's first floor.

Other dining facilities on campus include the Marketplace, a cafeteria in Rogers Hall, and Subway Restaurant on the ground level of the student union.

WLU President Robin C. Capehart, noting that West Liberty hosts the only Taco Bell in Ohio County, invited members of the community to enjoy the dining experience.

"We're excited to have these new restaurants at West Liberty University, and we hope students as well as visitors to our campus will take advantage of what they have to offer," he said.

Bethany alum to present art show

BETHANY - Bethany College 2006 graduate Aaron Anslow, who is returning to his alma mater as a visiting assistant professor of fine arts for the 2011-2012 academic year, is presenting an art show at the college through Sept. 18.

Anslow's solo exhibit, "Material & Process," can be seen at the Renner Art Gallery, and an artist's reception will be held Sept. 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Anslow received a master's in fine arts degree from West Virginia University, where he presented a spring exhibit featuring his ceramic work.

His art has been featured at venues in Wheeling and at Slippery Rock University, Strictly Functional Pottery National in Lancaster, Pa. and at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China.

Anslow, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, owns All Walks of Clay, a pottery business.

Church to hold steak dinner

BEECH BOTTOM - Holy Family Catholic Mission, at state Route 2 and Church Street, will hold its annual baked steak dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 25.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, and take-out is available.

Reservations should be made by Sept. 18 by calling (304) 394-5745 or 394-1174.

Bethany students travel abroad

Students in the Economics and Business Clubs, along with their business and investments professor Anju Ramjee, traveled to Greece in May to learn about the country's economic troubles.

Their trip included visits to the islands of Mykonos and Santorini and such historic sites as the Parthenon.

Participating students were: Cassidy Drilling, Samantha Hall, Caitlin McNeill, Alyssa Schrecengost, James Rucker, Matthew Hartig, Tom Kisner and Alexander Stubbs.

 
 

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