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May 24, 2013
The Herald-Star

Smithfield VFD

plans scramble

The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department is holding a four-man amateur golf scramble at Castle Shannon Golf Course June 15.

First place is $400, and second place is $250, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $65 per man and $260 per team.

The entry fee includes 18 holes with cart, skins pot, food, drink, door prizes and skills prizes.

There will be soft drinks, water and canned beer, with lunch on the turn and dinner to follow.

To register, contact Lenny Corona at (740) 632-8572; Geordie Lindsay at (740) 317-5469 or the fire house at 733-8126.

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Humans and nature to be topic

The majesty and mystery of nature will be explored at the Lifetree Cafe at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Staffileno's on the River in Wellsburg.

The program will celebrate nature and consider how human interaction is impacting the environment and include a screening of the award-winning short film, "Saving Valentina," depicting the attempted rescue of a whale ensnared in a fishing net.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Cafe is an informal group in which people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For information, contact Vicky Barr at (740) 282-3458 or

Library to show thriller 'Mama'

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing the PG-13-rated film "Mama" at 1 p.m. on May 31.

The supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their mother was murdered.

When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Sundowners plan

open horse shows

The Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club will hold a series of open horse shows June 2, July 14 and Aug. 12 at 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road, New Cumberland.

All shows begin at 10 a.m. with five 10-years-old and under classes, including walk-trot, thread the needle, egg and spoon, cloverleaf barrels and leadline. All 10 and under classes will have a first place trophy and ribbons up to five places.

At noon, the open performance classes will begin. They include thread the needle, down and back, straight barrels, pole bending, cloverleaf barrels and stakebend. All classes have a 12 and under, 13- to 17-year-old and 18 and up divisions. All classes with eight or more entries will have a cash payback.

There will be three added money classes, including $50 added barrels, $50 added poles and $25 added stakebend. Champion and reserve will be awarded for all three age divisions at the conclusion of the three shows. Contestants must sign up to be considered for champion or reserve.

The concession stand will be open. In the event of inclement weather, call (304) 564-3747 after 8 p.m. the evening before the show to check on possible cancellations. For information or showbills, contact Tara Allison at (304) 564-3747.

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