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August 27, 2011
The Herald-Star

Car wash set for today

WELLSBURG - The Brooke High School Soccer Boosters has organized a car wash to benefit the school's soccer program, with members of the boys soccer team washing the cars, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today outside Advance Auto Parts on state Route 2.

The cost is a donation of the donor's choice.

Movie to be shown tonight

FOLLANSBEE - City officials have announced that since school has resumed, weekly movie nights at Follansbee Park will move from Sundays to Saturdays at dusk or about 8:30 p.m.

The films are shown on an 18-inch movie screen purchased by the city at the park's gazebo.

"Grown Ups," starring Adam Sandler, will be shown tonight. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided by the city.

Participants should bring chairs or blankets.

Fair pageant to be held

WELLSBURG - All area girls up to 19 years old are invited to participate in the Brooke County Fair Queen of Queens Pageant, which will be held, as part of the fair, at 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at Brooke Hills Park.

Events will include beauty, queen and photogenic, with age groups for 12 months and under and ages 1-5, 6-8, 9-12 and 13 and older. There also will be a prince competition, for boys age 6 and under. For information, call (304) 737-2482.

Cutest Baby Contest to be held

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Office will hold a Cutest Baby Contest during the Brooke County Fair to benefit the 4-H program.

Entry forms may be obtained at the extension office or at or and should be submitted to the extension office before Sept. 8 or no later than 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at the fair, which will be held Sept. 9-11 at Brooke Hills Park.

Children may be entered in the under 12 months category or the 12 to 24 months category. They may not have reached their first birthday by Sept. 1 for the first category or second birthday by Sept. 1 for the second category.

Participants will decorate a large coffee can with their child's photo and name on it.

The winner will be determined by the number of votes cast, each with a 25-cent donation for 4-H, and participants may begin collecting votes and donations before the fair.

For information, call (304) 737-3666.

Quilts, photos sought for event

COLLIERS - Organizers of a quilt show and luncheon to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Olde St. John's Episcopal Church welcome area residents to submit quilts for the event and photos for a photo contest to be held then.

The photos should reflect some aspect of West Virginia but can feature a variety of subjects, including nature, people and history. They should be 8 by 10 inches (They may be enlarged using a photo kiosk or other means.) and sent to WV Photo Contest, c/o Darcy Riggs, RR 2 Box 289, Colliers, WV 26035.

The individual's name and contact number should be written on the back. Multiple entries may be sent by the same person. The deadline is Sept. 12.

For information, contact Riggs by e-mail at

Baked good contest held

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will hold a baked good contest during the Brooke County Fair, which will be held Sept. 9-11 at Brooke Hills Park.

Entry forms may be obtained at the extension office or at or Entries may be any style of cake, pie, cookies or fudge and will be judged the fairgoers, with winners receiving ribbons.

The cost is $3 per entry, with proceeds going to the 4-H program.

They should be brought to the Brooke County 4-H tent at the fair between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 10.

For information, call (304) 737-3666.

WLU collecting old cell phones

WEST LIBERTY - Old cell phones replaced by newer upgrades don't have to be thrown away, thanks to a program in which West Liberty University is participating.

Retired cell phones may be dropped off at the WLU campus police headquarters on the main campus to help the 911 Cell Phone Bank program.

Lt. Thomas A. Hostutler of the West Liberty University Police said the recycled telephones provide people in need, especially seniors and victims of abuse, a means of communicating with emergency services. He added a drop-off point soon would be added to the university's campus at The Highlands Center.

For information about the 911 Cell Phone Bank, visit

Conspiracy film to be shown

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-13-rated film "The Conspirator," directed by Robert Redford, on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the president, vice president and secretary of state. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, reluctantly agrees to defend the lone female defendant before a military tribunal. As the nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Group to hold Family Fun Night

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Reading Council will be holding a Family Fun Night with the theme, "Picnic of Books," at the Brooke County Public Library on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

All age groups are invited to attend the program, which will include a picnic, stories and activities conducted by Maryann Ehle and members of the Brooke County Reading Council.

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

Story hour to be held

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will be holding an evening story time for children ages 4 - 9 on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Children will listen to a story, create a craft and enjoy fun and games.

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

Jewelry bingo to benefit bingo

WEIRTON - Lia sophia and the Weirton Elks will team up for a Blingo (jewelry bingo) event Thursday at 6 pm at the lodge.

All community members are invited. For information, please contact Stephanie Duffy Zimmer at (304) 479-0579 or visit

The new fall line of lia sophia jewelry will be on display and available for purchase. Lia sophia collector pieces will be awarded as prizes.

Band to perform tonight

COLLIERS - The Country Friends will host Hank Vincent and the Stone Street Station Saturday at Memorial Hall on Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the program starts at 7 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253.

Auxiliary discusses activities

WEIRTON - The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary met Aug. 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, with President Joan Spano calling the meeting to order and presiding over the business session.

Chaplain Mary Ann Smith led devotions and offered the invocation.

Recording Secretary Carol Lyons read a thank-you note from Marine Corps Club Member Tom Longwell for photos sent to him from Boatsie's Boxes' and Cabela's raising and folding of the flag.

The auxiliary also received thank-yous from Marine Corps Historian Dr. Williams Johns for its participation in the Tomlison Run State Park catfish tournament and from adopted veteran Ruth Coates.

Maxine Ragan gave the treasurer's report and a report on the annual picnic prepared by Dan Lyons.

August birthday wishes were extended to Beverly Kromer.

Mary Ann Smith won the 50/50 drawing and donated it back to the auxiliary.

Spano sent nearly 30 birthday cards to the Barboursville Veteran's Home in May through early August.

Mary Arlia provided refreshments.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

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