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Brooke briefs

April 24, 2010
The Herald-Star

Flu shots available

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Health Department will be offering vaccinations against the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, from 9 a.m. to noon today at its office in the Brooke County Courthouse.

The department also offers the vaccinations from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Wednesday. No appointments are required. Children under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The department also has a limited supply of seasonal flu vaccine. For information, call (304) 737-3665.

Library to show suspense film

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-13-rated film "Armored," starring Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne, on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

In the film, a group of veteran officers at an armored transport security firm pressure a new guard into stealing one of their own company's trucks containing $42 million. Using a seemingly surefire plan, the men plan to make off with the money with no harm done until an unexpected witness causes their plan to come apart at the seams.

Call the circulation desk at (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Family Fun Night coming to library

WELLSBURG - Area families are invited to celebrate April with a Shower of Books Party at the Brooke County Public Library on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Participants can create a bouquet of flowers and enjoy stories, games, puzzles and more with Prof. Maryann Ehle and members of the Brooke County Reading Council. Contact the circulation desk at (304) 737-1551 for the free program.

Park to host Kite Festival today

WELLSBURG - The fifth annual West Virginia Kite Festival will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Brooke Hills Park's Cardinal Shelter.

The first 100 children will receive a free kite to fly at the free event, which is co-sponsored by the Near Earth Object Foundation, Science Math and Research Technology Center, Brooke Hills Park, ASTROLABE Astronomy Club and SMART Centre Market.

Representatives of the groups will be on hand to offer kite-flying tips.

In observance of National Astronomy Day, the groups also will be hosting a starwatch from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. A limited number of telescopes will be provided.

For information, visit

Follansbee girl named finalist

FOLLANSBEE - Erin Alene Marosi of Follansbee has been named a finalist for the 30th annual West Virginia competition of the America's Homecoming Queen event, which will be held May 1 and 2 at Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Va.

The winner of the event will win a cash scholarship and an expense-paid trip to the national competition, which will be held at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. in July.

The daughter of Tom and Donna Marosi, she was Brooke High School's 2009 homecoming queen.

Local man named associate agent

WELLSBURG - Ryan J. Sperlazza of Wellsburg has joined Fahey Insurance Inc. as an associate agent.

A graduate of Brooke High School and West Liberty University, he was employed as a loan officer at Main Street Bank for five years and played football for West Liberty University and the Ohio Valley Greyhounds.

He is a member of the Wellsburg Lions Club and St. John Catholic Church. He lives in Wellsburg with his wife, Ashley; and son, Santino.

He will be offering home, auto, life and business insurance plans through Nationwide Insurance.

The G. Michael Fahey Insurance Agency is a locally owned and managed agency that specializes in business, residential and commercial insurance plans of all varieties. The agency has served the Ohio Valley since 1981 and recently opened a new location at 1724 Commerce St. in Wellsburg.

WLU presents 'Rumors'

WEST LIBERTY - West Liberty University's Hilltop Players' production of Neil Simon's "Rumors" will continue at 8 p.m.Thursday and Friday and May 1 and at 3 p.m. May 2 at the school's Kelly Theater.

In the classic farce, four couples go to the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary, but the party plans are put on hold because the host has shot himself in the head (He's suffered a flesh wound.), and his wife is missing. His lawyer's cover-up gets progressively more strained as the other guests arrive, but nobody remembers who said what about whom.

For ticket reservations or information, call (304) 336-8277.

Church offering help with addiction

WELLSBURG - Wellsburg Christian Church, at 10th and Charles streets, will be offering Out of Bondage Ministry, aimed at helping individuals deal with a variety of issues, from addiction to depression, at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday beginning May 6.

For information, call the church at (304) 737-0889.

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