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February 15, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Shakespeare Club set to meet

Saturday at Brooke museum

WELLSBURG - The Shakespeare Club will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center and invites all lovers of The Bard to join them.

The group, which is nearing its 120th anniversary, also will tour the museum at its new location at 704 Charles St.

The former G.C. Murphy building has been renovated by the museum board and volunteers to feature a wide variety of displays depicting various aspects of life in the county over the last 200 years.

Community association meets

WEIRTON - The Marland Heights Community Association held an open meeting Saturday to accept new members.

Discussions included upcoming events to raise funds to restore and re-open the Marland Heights Pool. Events will include a concert in the park, featuring jazz vocalist Erin Burkett, who starred in "Wicked" on Broadway. Also discussed were a 5K run, T-shirt sales, flag sales, raffles and Kroger Card perks.

Board members are waiting news on on the grant for which they applied in October. It would fund a feasibility study, and the board should hear in February whether the group has qualified, and, if they should qualify, funds would be released in March.

Those wanting to join the association may visit their Facebook page by searching "Marland Heights Pool" or email

PTA council meets

FOLLANSBEE - The Brooke County Council PTA met Nov. 15 at Follansbee Middle School with the cooperation of principals Kim Johnson and Nancy Deters.

Denise Spensky, the group's president, announced the resignation of Suzie Tennant as first vice president and Janet Brucchi as secretary and the appointment of Jeana Parr and Laura Sheetz to fill those positions, respectively.

The group accepted a donation for the Brooke County Clothes Closet from Jerry Simpson. In related business, Marty Bartz, assistant superintendent of Brooke County Schools, granted permission for a new drop-off box to be established at the clothes closet at 26th Street and Pleasant Avenue.

The box was built by students in Chris Mockbee's vocational class at Brooke High School.

The group discussed bringing children in need to the clothes closet earlier in the year. Eligible children are bused to the clothes closet during the school day.

A fundraiser for the cause also was discussed, and member Kim Anderson suggested a steak fry.

Each school's PTA was asked to donate $50 for the Robert G. Lindsey Scholarship fund.

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