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Brooke County community briefs

August 6, 2012
The Herald-Star

Wellsburg pupil selected for program

MORGANTOWN - Kylie Greathouse of Wellsburg represented Brooke High School at the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference held June 7 at West Virginia University.

The daughter of Robert and Laura Greathouse, she was one of 150 high school sophomores selected from throughout the state to attend the program, in which participants learn about various issues through interaction with leaders of business, government, education and other fields.

It was founded in 1958 by actor Hugh O'Brian, who said he was inspired by a comment by Dr. Albert Schweitzer to establish a program encouraging youth to think for themselves.

Each participant is encouraged to perform at least 100 hours of community service after returning home.

Teens learn about business

ST. GEORGE, W.Va. - Brooke High School students Faith Johnson and Kimberlyn Merriner and other West Virginia teens learned about creating, sustaining and leading successful businesses during the 34th annual Entrepreneurship Summit held at YMCA Camp Horseshoe in June.

The teens formed companies located in a mall, prepared budgets, business cards and marketing campaigns; and planned employee training as part of the simulation.

Throughout the week, teens engaged in leadership and civic engagement workshops. Hosted by Dominion Resources and Sirianni's Pizza Cafe, students toured the NedPower wind farm, Canaan Valley Institute and small businesses in the town of Thomas.

Wes Davis, teen entrepreneur of Turkey Creek Poultry Farm, offered advice on growing a successful business.

The summit is a partnership effort of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Ohio-West Virginia State YMCA, West Virginia Department of Education, local schools and Dominion Resources. Various businesses, industries, chambers of commerce, civic groups and others sponsor students to the summit.

For information about the program, call (304) 478-2481 or visit

Story hours at Follansbee branch

FOLLANSBEE - Story hours, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, will be held at noon Aug. 13, 20 and 27 at the Follansbee Branch Library.

There will be games, a craft, songs and a snack. Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free program.

Story hour to have circus theme

WELLSBURG - A story hour with a circus theme will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brooke County Public Library.

There will be stories and a craft inspired by the big top. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Community Youth Day Wednesday

COLLIERS?- The Colliers Christian Church will hold a community youth day at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Colliers Firemen's Shelter.

The event will feature food, crafts, games and prizes. The event is free to the children of the community.

Summer reading party Aug. 17

WELLSBURG - Children who turn in their reading logs for the Brooke County Public Library's summer reading program by Wednesday are invited to an end of program party on Aug. 17.

For information, stop by the library or call (304) 737-1551.

Comic film to be screened

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will show "The Three Stooges," a new PG-13-rated comedy featuring new actors as the classic comedy trio, at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn during the free screening.

Peanut butter recipes to be shared

WELLSBURG - Nora Bell will share recipes for peanut butter lovers at 11 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Brooke County Public Library.

Bell has presented many cooking programs at the library and is known for her creativity in developing a variety of tasty dishes.

For information, call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat for the free program.

Indoor yard sale continues

WELLSBURG - The ongoing indoor yard sale at 810 Charles Street has a variety of items for sale, with proceeds going to treats provided to residents of local nursing home and the state veterans home in Barboursville.

They include a large coffee table, lamps, set of hardback Zane Grey books and many other books, dishware, records and movies.

Francis Dennison, who operates the site, expressed thanks to John Edwards, Bill Garvey, Cindy Deuley and Chambers and James Funeral Homes for their support of the Wellsburg 4th of July float.

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