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April 22, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Brooke County Senior Center holding bake sale

FOLLANSBEE - A variety of baked goods will be sold from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Brooke County Senior Center located at 948 Main St.

Church to hold yard sale

BEECH BOTTOM - The Holy Family Altar Rosary Society will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at Holy Family Catholic Church on Church Street.

Donations of items, except large appliances and clothing, are welcome. For information, call (304) 394-5745 or 394-1174.

Spay and neuter clinic set

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio - The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold their next Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost for spaying and neutering May 4-5 at the Jefferson County Airpark. Immediate pre-payment is required. There will be no walk-in services or vaccinations available. Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents. Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.

Center holding rummage sale

WEIRTON - The Weirton Senior Center will hold an indoor/outdoor rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at the center located at 3425 Main St.

Those interested in renting a table for $10 may call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Dinner theater to benefit Relay

WELLSBURG -The Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Co. will present an interactive murder mystery at a dinner show to benefit the American Cancer Society May 4 at Staffileno's on the River.

Tickets are $30 each. Seating is limited, and reservations should be made by calling (304) 374-3335.

Church to hold dinner

FLORENCE - The Harmon Creek Community Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 4 at the church located 1080 Steubenville Pike.

Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, homemade rolls and desserts. A bounce house will be set up for children. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

CDL?program open

NEW CUMBERLAND - The John D. Rockefeller Career Center is accepting applications for the commercial and bus driving program.

It begins in mid-May and runs 12 weeks. Those applying must be 21 or older. Financial aid is available.

For information, call (304) 564-3337.

Actor to portray ballplayer

WELLSBURG - George Worthington of Fayetteville will portray famed ballplayer George Herman "Babe" Ruth for a free program presented by the Friends of the Brooke County Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday at the library.

As part of the West Virginia Humanities Council's History Alive! series, Worthington will assume the persona of Ruth, who overcame a difficult childhood to become a home run king in the 1920s.

Attendees may ask questions of Worthington as Ruth and as himself following the program.

Popcorn will be served afterward.

NRA holding

safety courses

WEIRTON - A National Rifle Association Basic Pistol safety course will be held May 3-4 at the Hancock County Sportsman's Association.

The 12-hour course is divided into two sessions, a four-hour session beginning at 6 p.m. May 3 and an eight-hour session beginning at 9 a.m. May 4.

NRA-certified instructors will present the accredited course, which is approved by West Virginia and Ohio as a requirement for applying for a concealed weapon carry permit.

The course includes lectures and live firing of handguns. Pre-registration is required; class size is limited.

For information or registration, contact Roger Tate at (304) 748-0253 or

Class of 1964

plans reunion

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio - The Catholic Central High School Class of 1964 will hold a 50th reunion planning session at 7 p.m. May 7 at Lancelot's Restaurant.

All classmates are invited to attend. The reunion will be held June 13-14 at the Steubenville Country Club.

The committee has not been able to find the mailing addresses of the following people: William Layman, Robert Van Dine, Teresa Checca, Betty Ighnat Jacob, Marian Jablonski Sweat, Helen Leonard Baker, Patty Morrow Musser, Diane Rine Kelly and Toni Simpson. If anyone has information, contact Pat Wells at Any classmates wanting to forward their email addresses to be included in the class database can use the same email address.

Any classmates who want information concerning the reunion may contact Pat Wells, Jo Ann Malara or Joe Deloretta.

Tour of homes offered

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will be sponsoring a Spring Tour of Homes on May 4.

The tour will include visits to the Morningside mansion, the Cipoletti home, the Horvath home, and Aspen Manor Resort, where hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Tickets are $20. Participants should call the library at (304) 737-1551 in advance.

The tours will leave every 45 minutes and begin with a presentation of early photos of the homes and a brief history.

Located on Pleasant Avenue, the Morningside Mansion was built in 1911 and has a double staircase. Also on Pleasant Avenue, the Cipoletti home was built in 1968.

Located on Brookview Drive near Follansbee, the Horvath home was built in 1950, with additions made in 1974 and 2007.

Built in 1896, Aspen Manor began as Vancroft Mansion, the home of J.B. Vandergrift, the playboy son of a wealthy industrialist and included a swimming pool later converted to a chapel, turn of the century craftsmanship and rooms devoted to such themes as the Orient, Turkey, American presidents and Native Americans.

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