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May 20, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

American Legion Auxiliary

to hold Buddy Poppy Days

WELLSBURG - The Wellsburg American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing buddy poppies in exchange for donations on May 24 and 25 at various locations in the Wellsburg area.

The donations will go to helping hospitalized veterans and those living at the state veterans home. The poppies are made by disabled veterans for the cause.

School holding registration make-up

AVELLA, Pa. - The Avella Area Schools make-up kindergarten registration will be held Wednesday.

A child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31 to enter kindergarten.

Parents or guardians must bring a birth certificate issues by the Bureau of Vital Statistics; an immunization record showing the child is up-to-date with DTP, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and chicken pox vaccinations; completed health history form; proof of residency, either a tax bill, rent receipt or current utility bill; general information form and language survey; and a court order if there are specific restrictions involving a child's custody or guardianship.

Forms can be picked up at the elementary school office prior to registration.

Those new to the district are asked to register with their township.

Each child will be assessed for developmental screening, reading placement screening, speech and vision and meet with a kindergarten teacher. The registration will take approximately one-and-half to two hours.

Registration is by appointment only. Call (724) 356-2294 to schedule an appointment.

Woodwind workshop set

CALIFORNIA, Pa. - The Three Rivers Saxophone Quartet will hold the 23rd annual Saxophone and Woodwind Workshop June 24-28 at the California University of Pennsylvania's Gallagher Music Hall.

Ken Peplowski, jazz clarinetist and saxophonist, recording artist, educator and clinician, will be the special guest.

It is open to saxophonists from middle school through adult. The week-long program will include private lessons, small and large ensembles, jazz improvisation classes, big band sections, orchestra excerpts and master classes in all aspects of woodwind playing, repair and maintenance, theory, solfeggio, video and recording presentations and jam sessions.

The cost is $525 for one week of tuition, room and board. Call (412) 306-0498.

Brooke Class of '74 to hold reunion

WEIRTON - The Brooke High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40th reunion July 12 at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

Class members are asked to share contact information through the group's Facebook page at Brooke High School Class of 1974 or by e-mail to the reunion committee at or committee chairman Vickie Mendenhall at

Class of 1968 looking for members

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 1968 is celebrating its 45th class reunion June 28-29.

The Reunion Committee is looking for information or addresses for the following classmates: Pamela Morris Walchie, John Kozak, Claudia Cola, Robert Morgan, Susan Kucera Churchman, Leona Kulow Paterra, Robert Smith, Robert Henwood, Debbie Bradley Mentzer, Katie Bryant Lavendar, Barry Rubenstein, Shirley Wade Little, Sandra Brown Glover, Linda Boyd Serish, Larry Martin, Dana Boston, James Oliver, Ray Neeley, Truheart Culler Kester, William Abrams, Linda Ankrom, Floyd Boggs, Charles Branlett, Lynda Butler, Roger Carroll, Carolyn Cottrill, Pete Davis, Linda George, Laura Green, Linda Gregory, Robert Gregory, Richard Haines, Karne Hans, Lorraine Harris, James Harley, Charles Haynes, James Hendershot, Merle Hill, Nancy Hotrovich, Priscilla Howell, Minnie Ingram, Beverly Jones, Micheline Klechak, John Kelley, Colleen Lawton, Barbara Lee, Dorothy Lemaster, Linda Lemley, Linda McKinley, Melford McKinney, Ruth Moore, Michael Moorman, Mary Ann Morton, Mary Ann Norcia, Ellen Rodell, Hester Rose, Bruce Shackleford, Hester Shephard, Karen Smith, Charlene Solomon, Dessie Solomon, Patricia Spencer, Beverly Stelzer, Sandra Stewart, John Vargo, Malva Veal, Georgia Voutsikakis, Patti Walker, Charles Williams, Martha Williams and Patsy Young.

Contact Cathy Cork Colabrese at (304) 748-2325 or

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