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February 5, 2011
The Herald-Star

Tips offered for after-school snacks

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will present an after-school snacks cooking class for children, ages 10 and up, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Children will learn to make snacks, read recipes and perform other basic kitchen tasks with the help of Nora Bell. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Talk on Roaring '20s presented

WELLSBURG - Local history buff Michael Traubert will be presenting a program on the history of Brooke County during the Roaring '20s at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Feb. 14 marks the 82nd anniversary of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, in which 15 people were killed in a shootout involving two powerful Ohio gangs.

Traubert said he will discuss how local residents had ties to the infamous event.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Library to hold story hours

WELLSBURG - The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will be holding story hours for children, ages 2-5 and their caregivers, at noon Monday and Feb. 14 and 21. Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free program.

County board seeks member

WELLSBURG - A volunteer is needed to serve on the Brooke County building commission, which meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Brooke County Courthouse.

The board was formed to pursue improvements to the courthouse and other county facilities.

Letters of interest should be sent to the Brooke County Clerk's Office, Brooke County Courthouse, 632 Main St., Wellsburg, WV 26070.

CASA offers Valentines fun

WELLSBURG - A Child's Place Court-Appointed Special Advocate will be selling baked goods, bud vases and other gifts from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at its office at 720 Charles St.

And on Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m., Sharon Neeley of Stampin' Up will host a card-making event, including three make-and-take projects. The cost is $10 per person, with proceeds going to the group's efforts to represent the interests of children involved in abuse and neglect cases in Brooke and Hancock counties.

Reservations should be made for the second event no later than Wednesday by calling (304) 737-4444.

Nominees sought for state awards

CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation in Washington are accepting nominations for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors, which recognizes ordinary Americans for "unrivaled courage and selflessness."

Tomblin encouraged individuals to nominate any U.S. civilian who has demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice for others. The nominee's actions must embody the concept of "service before self" and must be performed "above and beyond" one's professional area of responsibility or conduct.

Nomination forms can be found online at and should be submitted no later than Feb. 18.

A panel, including past Medal of Honor recipients, will consider all nominations and select national finalists to be announced March 7.

A second panel of Medal of Honor recipients will select three to receive the Citizen Service Before Self Honors. The recipients will be announced March 21 and honored at a ceremony on March 25, in conjunction with National Medal of Honor Day at the Tomb of Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery.

Profiles of the finalists will be posted on the website, and each finalist will receive an embossed framed certificate signed by the president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Equine program holds open house

BETHANY - The Bethany College Equine Studies and Social Work Programs will host an open house on March 26 for high school juniors and seniors. The event is designed to introduce students and their families to Bethany's programs and facilities that can prepare them for a successful equine career.

The Equine Studies Program at Bethany College features majors in equine management and pre-veterinary medicine, as well as social work with an equine-facilited therapy certificate.

A minor in equine studies is also available.

The open house is also open to students interested in the riding program but planning to major in other fields, including biology, business, chemistry, communications and education.

Reservations are required, and the event will begin at 9 a.m. Activities will include facilities tours, workshops and demonstrations. Participants will meet academic instructors and coaches of the dressage, hunt seat and western teams.

The registration deadline is Feb. 19 for a maximum of 30 students. Priority will be given to those who complete a Bethany College application. To register or to learn more, contact or call (304) 829-7150.

Class offering 'sweet' tastes

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Library will host a "Honey, I Love You" cooking class on Feb. 12 at 11 a.m.

Nora Bell will teach participants to make recipes involving honey.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

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