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Brooke County community happenings

January 11, 2013
The Herald-Star

West Virginia University Extension

gardening calendars available

WELLSBURG - The West Virginia University Extension Service's 2013 Garden Calendar is available at the extension service's Brooke County office at 840 Charles St.

Avid or beginning gardeners will find the gardening tips offered by the calendar helpful.

Volunteers needed to help people

prepare income tax returns

WEIRTON - C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. needs people to assist individuals with low to moderate incomes in preparing their tax returns.

The free assistance is provided through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the Northern Panhandle Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition and aimed at informing people of the credit and other credits and deductions they may take.

Free training is provided to the volunteers. For information, call Jim Boniey at (304) 797-7733.

Scholarship being established in

memory of Sandy Hook child

BETHANY - Bethany College is supporting the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in the establishment of a scholarship in memory of Caroline Previdi, daughter of 1995 Bethany College graduate Jeff Previdi, who was among those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

College officials said the endowment will ensure Caroline will be remembered in a positive way by providing annual scholarships to worthy students who are majoring in education.

For information or to donate to the scholarship fund, visit

Nominations being sought for

Bethany College alumni award

BETHANY - Nominations are sought for the Bethany College Alumnus of the Year award, which was established by the President's Office to recognize outstanding loyalty and accomplishment by Bethany alumni.

The award recognizes not one achievement, but is reserved for those who have attained and maintained excellence throughout their career and in their service to others, said college officials.

Recipients must hold a degree from Bethany College and demonstrate outstanding professional accomplishment and personal deeds on behalf of the college.

Nominations should be in the form of a letter detailing the nominee's strengths and sent to: Office of the President, Bethany College, Old Main, Bethany, WV 26032.

The director of alumni and parent relations and president's cabinet will serve as the screening committee for the award, and the president will choose the recipient.

Location and volunteers are being sought for afterschool program

FOLLANSBEE - The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers and a site for a planned afterschool program in the Wellsburg area.

RSVP leaders have been operating the Afterschool Adventures Program in Follansbee for a few years and would like to add another site.

Held at the Brooke County Senior Center and the former St. Anthony School, the program offers children homework assistance and a variety of activities.

Those interested in participating or with a potential location for the program are asked to call Louis Golar, coordinator for the program, at (304) 527-3410.

Brooke library's crochet group

to meet on Wednesday

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library's crochet group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The group is open to crocheters of all skill levels, including beginners. Members are ready to help newcomers. Participants should bring supplies and projects.

To register for the free program, call (304) 737-1551.

RSVP volunteers providing

tax assistance to seniors

FOLLANSBEE - The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will offer free income tax assistance to seniors and low-income families from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. each Tuesday, beginning Feb. 12.

Appointments should be made by calling (304) 527-3410. The service is offered through AARP's Tax Counseling for the Elderly program.

Anyone interested in volunteering their time for the program also should call the above number.

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