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July 5, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Vietnam Wall

replica coming

The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to Follansbee next week.

It is expected to arrive at the Follansbee Middle School football field on July 11 with a special program planned for 11 a.m. July 12, the first day of Follansbee Community Days, and remain on display throughout the three-day festival.

Comprised of sturdy aluminum panels, the 252-foot long mobile wall bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who died while serving in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975.

The football field is behind Follansbee Middle School on state Route 2 and just before the Follansbee Park parking lot, where the festival is being held.

Parking won't be available at the school or park, but shuttles will be available from the area near Jo-Jon's off Route 2 at the city's north end.

Mayor's 5K run set for Thursday

The Follansbee Mayor's 5K Run-Walk, a Follansbee Community Days event, will return Thursday at a new location, Highland Hills, and has become part of the Grand Prix Series sponsored by the Health Plan, Ohio Valley Runners' and Walkers' Club and CentreTown Fitness.

The run will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the tennis and basketball courts on Highland Hills Drive and end there. The registration fee is $20 and forms can be obtained at the Follansbee City Building or online at

Awards will go to the top three men and women in each of four age categories for walking and running.

Kiwanis list

July speakers

Angie Peters, business resource network director at Eastern Gateway Community College, will be the guest speaker at the Steubenville Kiwanis Club's July 9 noon luncheon and business meeting held at the Steubenville YWCA.

A board meeting will follow.

Other speakers for July are:

Bruce Misselwitz is July program chair.

Jewett VDF to hold

dinner July 14

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a hamloaf and baked steak dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 14.

The menu includes vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Museum to host

July 27 event

The Pleasant Hill Schoolhouse Historical Museum on state Route 213, Steubenville, will hold an open house and local history day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27.

The public is invited to visit the 1880 schoolhouse and learn about the history of Island Creek Township. Community members are invited to participate by contributing their history memories.

For information, call (740) 264-3565 or (740) 283-1626.

Retiring official

honored at event

Policemen from Jefferson County, Jefferson County sheriff, Saline Township Police Department, Saline Township employees, and family and friends gathered recently to celebrate the retirement of Saline Township Chief of Police Ken Hayes.

The luncheon was held at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville and was sponsored by employees and residents of the township.

Hayes served 22 years working for the township with 15 years as chief. He was presented a watch by township employees and a retirement badge from his department.

State school

official to visit

James Phares, the recently appointed West Virginia superintendent of schools, will attend the Brooke County Board of Education meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the board's office at 1201 Pleasant Ave., Wellsburg.

Appointed superintendent in January, Phares has a doctorate in education administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and nearly 40 years of experience as a classroom teacher, university instructor, principal, assistant principal and county superintendent.

A native of Elkins, he earned his bachelor's degree in elementary education at West Virginia University and a master's in school administration from Lynchburg College in Virginia. He has worked at schools in Marion, Pocahontas and Randolph counties as well as serving as an adjunct professor at WVU and Lynchburg College.

Brooke County Superintendent of Schools Kathy Kidder-Wilkerson said she and other school officials invited Phares to visit Brooke County during a visit to Charleston, and he accepted the invitation.

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