Dinner will raise funds for the
BETHANY - The eighth Annual Derek "Ike" Eisenhauer scholarship dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 28 at Harder Hall.
All proceeds from the event help fund three $1,000 college scholarships given annually to Brooke High graduates. A 2004 Brooke graduate, Eisenhauer died unexpectedly from a heart attack and was known for his easygoing nature and desire to help others.
More than $24,000 in scholarships have been awarded over the years.
The cost of the dinner, which includes a make-your-own pasta bar along with soup, salad and dessert, is $12 per adult and $6 for children age 6-12, with children 5 and under eat free.
Take-out will be available. Each purchase of dinner includes entry into door prize drawings.
Donations to the fund also are welcome and may be sent to: Derek "Ike" Eisenhauer Memorial Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 143 Bethany, WV 26032.
Sundowners holding tack auction
NEW CUMBERLAND - The Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club will host a tack auction March 29 at 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road.
Concessions and numbers will open at 11 a.m. Gift cards, items and services donated by sponsors will be auctioned at noon. The tack auction will begin immediately following and no later than 1 p.m.
Name brand tack, grooming supplies, barn supplies, riding gear, horse care items, wormers, saddle pads and saddles will be available. Steve Armstrong of Salem, Ohio, will be provide all new tack. Used tack consignments will also be taken. Reed's Auction Co. will provide auction services with Larry Reed serving as auctioneer.
For information, contact Racheal Paris at (304) 564-5958 or Megan Walker at (304) 564-3598.
United Way holding fundraiser
WEIRTON - The Weirton United Way will hold a "Taking It to the Hoop" three-on-three basketball tournament March 29-30 at the Weir High School gymnasium.
Male and female players from age 8 to 65 will be accepted in teams of three to four players. Registration is $60 per team. Teams must pre-register to participate, and those doing so by Thursday will receive free T-shirts.
For information or registration forms, contact the United Way office at (304) 748-7213 or Michael Hagg at (304) 374-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pie sale to benefit Special Olympics
WELLSBURG - Brooke County Special Olympics will hold a pie sale through April 1.
A variety of pies produced by The Pie Shoppe as well as cherry tarts, pumpkin rolls, nut logs and plain or raisin Easter bread will be sold, with orders delivered on April 13, in time for Easter.
To place an order, call (304) 797-1574 or (304) 737-1376.
Senior center holding cash bash
WEIRTON - The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold a Bingo Cash Bash at 1 p.m. April 6 at the senior center.
To purchase a ticket for $40 or for information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.
Gardeners holding round robin
WEIRTON - The Tri-State Area Master Gardeners Association have rescheduled their annual round robin event for 4 p.m. April 26 at the Mary H. Weir Library located at 3442 Main St.
Subjects to be covered include herbs, perennials, vegetable gardens, annuals, lawn maintenance, butterfly and bird gardens, trees and shrubs, deer and other pests, shade and sun gardens and ponds and water features.
The cost is $5 for those who pre-register by calling the West Virginia University Hancock County Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 by April 21. The cost is $7 at the door.
Reilly named as finalist
CHARLESTON - Lisa Reilly, Bethany College physical science and mathematics professor, was a 2013 Faculty Merit Foundation Professor of the Year award finalist.
The award was presented to Kateryna Schray, Marshall University English professor, at an award banquet Tuesday. Mary Elizabeth Ellzey, Shepherd University English and modern language professor, was first runner-up.
David Cerbone, West Virginia University philosophy professor; and Powsiri Klinkhachorn, WVU computer science and electrical engineering professor, also were finalists.
The merit foundation honors an outstanding faculty member at a West Virginia college or university. The award winner receives a $10,000 cash prize, with smaller awards to the other finalists.