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June 14, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Hancock County Dog Warden

to sponsor rabies clinic

WEIRTON - The Hancock County Dog Warden will hold the annual rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Weirton City Building parking lot located on Cove Road.

Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in a pet carrier.

West Virginia law requires dogs six months and older be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Failure to properly vaccinate a dog or cat against rabies can result in a fine up to $50 per animal, and failure to license a dog can result in a fine up to $100, in addition to court fees.

The cost is $6 for a rabies shot, $3 for a license, $10 for a kennel license and $10 for a vicious dog license.

The clinic is sponsored by the Hancock County Commissioners, county dog ward, Hancock County Assessor's Office, Hilltop Animal Hospital and Hancock County Animal Shelter.

To report an animal bite, call the Hancock County Health Department at (304) 564-3343; county dog warden at (304) 564-3311, extension 292; or the Hancock County Sheriff's Office at (304) 564-4100, (304) 387-4100 or (304) 797-8555.

Dinner to honor Thomas

NEW CUMBERLAND - The Rev. Chuck Thomas is leaving his pastoral position at the Free Methodist Church and a covered-dish dinner will be held in his and his wife, Norma's, honor at noon Sunday at the Arbor.

They have given 22 years of ministry to New Cumberland. Those wanting to attend should call (304) 387-1190.

Boosters set to meet

WELLSBURG - The Brooke High School Soccer Boosters will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Library.

Officers were not elected at the last meeting, because of the lack of attendance. They must be elected at this meeting to maintain the organization.

Parents of current and future players are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Carrie Hardsouk at (304) 374-0056, Debbie Morris at (304) 670-9952 or Kim Miller at (304) 394-5662.

Library to hold story hours

FOLLANSBEE - The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will be holding story hours for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers at noon Monday.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free programs.

Colliers UM to hold Bible school

COLLIERS - The Colliers United Methodist Church will hold the 2013 vacation Bible school from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through June 21 at the church located at 318 Pennsylvania Ave./Harmon Creek Road, across from the Colliers Post Office.

Registration will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through June 21.

The theme is "Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God." A light dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m., and children will participate in Bible stories, science experiments, games and songs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The children will present a program for parents June 23. The program is free. For information, call (304) 748-2989, (304) 527-2018 or (304) 527-2478.

Community church to hold Bible school

WEIRTON - The Marland Heights Community Church will hold its annual vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through June 21.

It will be open to both children and adults, and the theme is "Colossal Coasters: Facing Your Fears" for children and "Eight Things Christians Should Know" for adults. It will be conducted by Calvary Road Baptist Church of Chesapeake, Va.

The event will include lessons, crafts, activities and snacks. The Bible school will conclude with a hot dog picnic June 21.

Reading program registration open

WEIRTON - Registration for the Mary H. Weir Public Library's summer reading program, "Dig into Reading," will be taken through Tuesday.

Activities will include gem mining, exploring the sea, learning about plants and creating an art display.

The program will run Wednesday through Aug. 1. Those children 3- to 5-years-old will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, and those 6- to 8-years-old will meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Those 9- to 11-years-old will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and those 12 and older will meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Group size is limited, and those registering first will be given priority. Inquire at the circulation desk.

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