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PTA hears from law enforcement

December 13, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

WELLSBURG - Brooke County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Chuck Jackson and Deputy Darin Pizer spoke to the Brooke County Council PTA at a meeting held Oct. 18 at Colliers Primary School.

They explained how the sheriff's department worked with the Brooke County school board to bring prevention and resource officers to Wellsburg and Follansbee middle schools and Brooke High School. Jackson also told of a bullying program held at Hooverson Heights Primary School and that it's available for other schools and of the Tyler's Light program about drug abuse held by the U.S. Attorney's Office at the high school.

The group revisited scholarship requirements for recipients of the scholarship named for Robert G. Lindsey, retired Brooke County superintendent of schools. Linda Abercrombie explained the scholarship's origin, and a motion was made to restore the requirement that a student pursuing a career in education be the recipient.

Abercrombie, Janet Drake and Betty Straka will serve on the scholarship's committee. Applications were to be distributed to counselors at the high school.

It was announced many pupils at Franklin, L.B. Millsop and Jefferson primary schools have had need of the clothes closet. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Marty Bartz volunteered to print Brooke T-shirts for the clothes closets.

Bobby Jo Parsons and Beckie Patterson were applauded for keeping the county council's clothes closet in Wellsburg stocked and organized.

It was announced the county council banquet will be held May 16 at a date to be announced.

At the group's Nov. 15 meeting, the group received a donation for the clothes closet from the Brooke County Rotary Club.

The group will meet again on Jan. 17.

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