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September 20, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Brooke County 4-H program

ready to kick off year

The Brooke County 4-H program is preparing to begin the new program year.

There are 4-H clubs in Wellsburg, Colliers and Bethany and offers a special-interest shooting sports team for children 12 and older, a horticulture team and is starting a dance team.

The goal of 4-H is to develop life and leadership skills, build self-esteem and character, foster citizenship and community service and teach healthy habits.

Membership is free and open to children and young adults aged 9 to 21. A Cloverbud program for children aged 5 to 8 is available in Wellsburg.

4-H began in the late 1800s to teaching children in farming communities new agricultural practices. Today, the program looks at global food security, climate change, sustainable energy, childhood obesity and food safety.

For information, contact Liz Gatts, West Virginia University Extension 4-H Program assistant by email at or by phone at (304) 737-3666.

Library to show film

WELLSBURG -The Brooke County Public Library will show the PG-13-rated suspense film, "Now You See Me," at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The film involves four talented magicians who mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Farm bureau holding dinner

NEW MANCHESTER - The Hancock County Farm Bureau will hold the annual dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the New Manchester Fire Hall located at 193 Main St.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert. The bureau will provide meat and beverages. All are welcome.

Daytime story hour set

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will hold a story hour for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. Call Kim Harless at (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Evening story hour offered

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will be holding an evening storytime with Kim Harless at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Children will enjoy stories, craft and other activities. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Computer class offered for adults

FOLLANSBEE - The Follansbee Branch Library will be offering a free basic computer class for adults at 11 a.m. Friday.

The class will be instructed by Linda Dobbs.

Class space is limited. Call (304) 527-0860 to register.

Lions holding fundraiser

NEW CUMBERLAND - The New Cumberland Lions Club will sell pulled pork sandwiches and smoked chicken halves at the New Cumberland River Fest from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 28 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 on River Avenue.

Pork sandwiches are $5 and chicken halves are $5.50. Both are available as meals with two sides, chosen from baked beans, potato salad or coleslaw for an additional $1.50.

Whole smoked pork butts will be available by advance order for $22. They may be picked up Sept. 29 only; there will be no pick-ups on Sept. 30.

To order a pork butt or reserve a half chicken, call Lion Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055 by noon Thursday.

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