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April 9, 2011
The Herald-Star

Elks to hold jewelry bingo

WEIRTON - The Weirton Elks will host a ladies night featuring Lia Sophia bingo April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Elks' lodge at 3429 Main St.

Bingo cards will cost one dollar and can be used for all games played.

Lia Sophia jewelry will be awarded as prizes and part of the proceeds will benefit the Weirton Elks.

For information, contact Stephanie Zimmer at (304) 479-0579 or visit www.liasophia.com/stephanieduffyzimmer.

Local author to sign book

WELLSBURG - Tracy Carbasho, a local journalist whose work has appeared in business publications throughout the United States, will be signing copies of her new book at the Brooke County Public Library on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Entitled "Nike," it features interviews with top-name sports celebrities, including Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns, and Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzsewski about the success of Nike.

It also includes national marketing experts' opinions on why Nike supported Tiger Woods amid controversy at a time when other companies distanced themselves from the golfer.

The book is geared toward sports fans, entertainment enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, business leaders and others, Carbasho said.

Call (304) 737-7131 to register for the free program.

Safe driving course offered

WEIRTON - An AARP Safe Driving day class will be held at the West Virginia Northern Community College on May 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This class is geared toward mature adults who may be experiencing problems with diminishing vision, hearing and reaction time.

Rules of the road are reviewed, along with safe driving techniques.

Participants must attend both days to receive a certificate, which may entitle them to discounts on their insurance premiums.

There is a $12 fee for AARP members and $14 fee for non-members.

The fee must be paid prior to attending the class.

The class will be limited to 20 participants. To enroll or for information, call the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at (304) 527-3410.

Youth group to hold

lasagna dinner

WELLSBURG - The teens of Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church will hold a lasagna dinner Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The dinner includes lasagna, salad, a beverage and dessert.

The cost is a donation of the donor's choice. Take-out will be available.

Church to hold egg hunt

WELLSBURG - Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church at 1340 Washington Pike will be having an Easter egg hunt for children, ages 10 and under, on April 16 at 11 a.m.

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., and there is no cost to participate.

In addition to the children's activities, there will be prize drawings for adults who are present.

Community Days

booths available

FOLLANSBEE - The Follansbee Community Days Committee will be accepting applications for booths in this year's festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Follansbee City Building.

The last day to apply is June 17.

Correction

A story that appeared on page 5 of the April 2 Brooke Scene omitted the first name of George Vacheresse Jr. of 4014 Labelle Ave., who with George E. Ash Sr. of 3125 Orchard St., is competing for Weirton City Council's 4th Ward seat.

Country Friends holds jams

COLLIERS - Country Friends has planned events and jam sessions each Monday and Friday at the Memorial Hall on Old Police Lodge Road.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and open mic is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. These are covered dish events.

The public is invited to attend and participate.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253.

Group collecting

historical photos

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Genealogy group is collecting historical pictures from throughout Brooke County, depicting all aspects of life, including families, schools, buildings, businesses and industry and mining, to be compiled in a pictorial history book.

The group asks residents share their photographs and provide contact information, 50 words or less describing each photo, the approximate date, location and any names and identification possible.

The photos must be either an original or a quality copy. Contributions will be acknowledged. Pictures can be mailed to: Brooke County Genealogy, care of Brooke County Library, 10th and Main streets, Wellsburg, WV 26070.

Also, photos can be dropped off at the library. Submissions should be received by May 30.

For information, contact Pictorial History Project Chair Marilyn McCord at (304) 737-1016 or visit the website at brookecountywvgenealogy. org.

Elks to hold jewelry bingo

WEIRTON - The Weirton Elks will host a ladies night featuring Lia Sophia bingo April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Elks' lodge at 3429 Main St.

Bingo cards will cost one dollar and can be used for all games played. Lia Sophia jewelry will be awarded as prizes and part of the proceeds will benefit the Weirton Elks.

For information, contact Stephanie Zimmer at (304) 479-0579 or visit www.liasophia.com/stephanieduffyzimmer.

Local author to sign book

WELLSBURG - Tracy Carbasho, a local journalist whose work has appeared in business publications throughout the United States, will be signing copies of her new book at the Brooke County Public Library on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Entitled "Nike," features revealing interviews with top-name sports celebrities, including Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns, and Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzsewski about the success of Nike.

It also includes national marketing experts' opinions on why Nike supported Tiger Woods amid controversy at a time when other companies distanced themselves from the golfer.

The book is geared toward sports fans, entertainment enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, business leaders and others, Carbasho said.

Call (304) 737-7131 to register for the free program.

Community Days booths available

FOLLANSBEE - The Follansbee Community Days Committee will be accepting applications for booths in this year's festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Follansbee City Building.

The last day to apply is June 17.

Safe driving course offered

WEIRTON - An AARP Safe Driving day class will be held at the West Virginia Northern Community College on May 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This class is geared toward mature adults who may be experiencing problems with diminishing vision, hearing and reaction time. Rules of the road are reviewed, along with safe driving techniques.

Participants must attend both days to receive a certificate, which may entitle them to discounts on their insurance premiums.

There is a $12 fee for AARP members and $14 fee for non-members. The fee must be paid prior to attending the class.

The class will be limited to 20 participants. To enroll or for information, call the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at (304) 527-3410.

Youth group to hold lasagna dinner

WELLSBURG - The teens of Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church will hold a lasagna dinner Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The dinner includes lasagna, salad, a beverage and dessert.

The cost is a donation of the donor's choice. Take-out will be available.

Church to hold egg hunt

WELLSBURG - Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church at 1340 Washington Pike will be having an Easter egg hunt for children, ages 10 and under, on April 16 at 11 a.m.

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., and there is no cost to participate. In addition to the children's activities there will be prize drawings for adults who are present.

Special Olympians to play deputies

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Special Olympics Bears will again compete against the Brooke County Sheriff's Department Enforcers in a basketball game April 15.

Admission to the event is free, courtesy of sponsors Lyle's Auto and the Brooke County Fraternal Order of Police. A pre-game will begin at 6 p.m., with the main event to start at 7 p.m.

There will be refreshments, door prizes and drawings benefiting Special Olympics.

Church to hold craft fair

COLLIERS - Area residents may shop early for Easter or Mother's Day gifts at St. John Episocpal Church's craft fair April 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Items for sale will include homemade candies, home decor, beauty products, hand-painted and crocheted items, Easter decorations hand-made hair bows, jewelry, ceramics, wreaths and grave cones and wine and spirit bags.

There also will be hot dogs, taco in a bag and snack items for sale and chances for baskets containing assorted items.

Church to hold rummage sale

WEIRTON - St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon April 16.

An assortment of household items will be sold.

Soccer club holds registrations

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Soccer Club will be holding registrations on April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bethany soccer field and on May 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church on state Route 27.

Anyone between the ages of 4-13 as of Aug. 1 is invited to register. First-time players should bring a copy of their birth certificates.

At registration the names and phone numbers of the player's physician and dentist and any disabilities or allergies should be recorded or updated.

The registration fee is $65 per player for ages 6-13, $40 per player for ages 4-5. The cost for registration after May 1 is $75 or $50 for the two age groups. Registration fee is due on the day of signups. As rosters are filled, teams will be picked based on the paid registration date.

For information, call (304) 737-2278 or e-mail BrookeCountySoccerClub@gmail.com.

Bethany group helping

earthquake victims

BETHANY - Bethany College Japan Outreach is collecting donations for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11.

As they did for the 1995 Kobe earthquake, the group is partnering with Pittsburgh-based Brothers Brother.

To make a donation, visit www.brothersbrother.org. For information, contact Fujiko Sawtarie, professor of computer science, at fsawtarie@bethanywv.edu.

BOP employees meet

WEIRTON - The Weirton Steel Basic Oxygen Plant employees' breakfast is held at 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Three Springs Drive Eat'n Park. All are welcome.

Church to hold

craft fair

COLLIERS - Area residents may shop early for Easter or Mother's Day gifts at St. John Episocpal Church's craft fair April 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Items for sale will include homemade candies, home decor, beauty products, hand-painted and crocheted items, Easter decorations, hand-made hair bows, jewelry, ceramics, wreaths and grave cones and wine and spirit bags. There also will be hot dogs, taco in a bag and snack items for sale and chances for baskets containing assorted items.

Church to hold

rummage sale

WEIRTON - St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon April 16.

An assortment of household items will be sold.

Special Olympians

to play deputies

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Special Olympics Bears will again compete against the Brooke County Sheriff's Department Enforcers in a basketball game April 15.

Admission to the event is free, courtesy of sponsors Lyle's Auto and the Brooke County Fraternal Order of Police.

A pre-game will begin at 6 p.m., with the main event to start at 7 p.m.

There will be refreshments, door prizes and drawings benefiting Special Olympics.

 
 

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