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Brooke County community news

August 28, 2012
The Herald-Star

Special contests part of Brooke Fair

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will hold baked goods and cutest baby contests during the Brooke County Fair.

Baked goods will be judged from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the fairgrounds at Brooke Hills Park. Entries should be brought to the 4-H tent from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. The entry fee is $3.

Any style of cake, pie, cookies or fudge may be entered. No baked goods that need refrigeration will be accepted. The public will be invited to cast votes for their favorites, and ribbons will be awarded to the winners.

The cutest baby contest will have two divisions: 12 months and younger (who must not have had their first birthday by Sept. 1) and 12 to 24 months old (who must not have had their birthday by Sept. 1).

Participants should decorate a large coffee can with a photo of the child and his or her name. Fairgoers may cast votes for each child for 25 cents, and a trophy will be awarded at 5 p.m. Sept. 9. The winners need not be present.

The cans, entry forms and $3 entry fee should be brought to the WVU Extension office before Sept. 6 or to the 4-H tent at the fair no later than 8 p.m. Sept. 7.

Entry forms can be found on the Brooke County WVU Extension website at under 4-H Youth Development or at with Friday's and Saturday's schedules. For information, call (304) 737-3666.

Follansbee girl

crowned queen

Abigail Yost, 12-year-old daughter of Kim and Danny Yost of Follansbee, was crowned Rainbow National Queen Grand Champion Queen and won the event's Best Dress and Photo categories.

Library to show 'Hunger Games'

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the film, "The Hunger Games," rated PG-13, Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Based on a series of books, the movie involves a not-too-distant future in which North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine and war and has been replaced by Panem, where each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in "The Hunger Games." Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

WLU students offer talents

WEST LIBERTY - West Liberty University graphic design students are once again offering design services to various groups and organizations.

For the past 12 years senior graphic design majors at the school have produced projects for the community ranging from logos, posters and brochures to book covers, presentations, signs and websites.

Those seeking help should contact Jim Haizlett, their professor, at no later than Sept. 5 and provide a one-page description of their proposed project and the following information:

Name, position, office location, email address, and work phone number.

The project's purpose.

Desired start date and deadline.

Scope of the project (a description of the specific work that is needed.

Why they believe it would be a beneficial project for the students.

A budget available for printing costs, etc. There's no cost for the students' design work, but printing costs will be the responsibility of the client.

Interested parties will be contacted by Sept. 15 if their project has been selected.

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