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I W" INSIDE Obituaries ......  ............. Pig- 2 Curiosities, ByGeorge ................... lag. 3 General News, Sports, At the Library. ........... pg. 4 Legal Ads Classifieds ................. Pig 5, 6 VOLUME 26 ISSUE S N W ; R l!  1.1 NEVER FORGET Vlovie 'Contagion' to be Shown The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the film .Q.gJllagi, rated PG-13, starring Matt Damon, Kate Wmslet and Gwyneth Paltrow on Friday, February 3 at l p.m. Conta- gion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. Popcorn s free! For ell Library Progams, the public is welcome and those wanting to attand may call the circulation desk at 304-737-I 551 to reserve your  and popcorn. Never Alone Weekly Meetings are Set "Never Alone:/? holds weekly meetings of supp, for various ad- dictions, each Monday night at 6:00. The location is 149 Preston Ave. on Weirton Heights. We all have hurts, bab;;.d hang ups we need to work on. Keep in mind, miracles still do happen for those that believe that "ev- erything is possle with God." If any :questions, call 304-797- i 579. Evening "Valentine Storytime at the Library The Brooke County Public Library will be holding an Evening Storytime with Miss Kim on Thursday, Febru- ary 9 at 5:30 p.m. Children will enjoy a Valeutine story, craR and an evening of fun. Call the circulation desk at 304-737-1551 to register. Story Hour at the Library The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will be holding Story Hour for children ages 2 - 5 and a caregiver on Monday, Feb- mary 6th, 13th,& 20th from Noon- 1 p.m. Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. We will be hav- ing a Valentine Party on the 13thand children are invited to bring Valentine's for their friends. Please call the circulation desk at 304-527-0860 to register. Cooking Class at the Library Join us Saturday, February 11 at 11 a.m. in the River Room of the Brooke County Public Library for a fun Cook- ing Class "Cream Cheese - Not Just for Bagels" with Nora Bell. Call the circulation desk at 304-737- 1551 to register. WVU 20120Garden Calendars Are Here The WVU Extension Service 2012 Garden Calendar is now available. Stop by Brooke County's WVU Ex- tension Office, 840 Charles St., Wells- burg, WV, to pick up your copy. Whether you're an avid gardener or someone who is considering your very first attempt at, you'll want to pick up this indispensable gar-. dening guide. Formerly the Brooke News (Est. 1937) and the Follansbee Review (Est. 1911) 55 cents Weilsburg's Russei Buchanan Named To West v'00r00Is Co.ntry |.sic Ball Of Fame .By Sarah Snider- Country music fans, listen up! Russel Buchanan, a Wells- burg native, was recently honored by having his photo placed in the West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, located on Bunners Ridge in Fairmont, West Virginia. Buchanan has per- formed regularly at the Sagebrush Roundup, and when a panel board member" asked him if he would pro- vide a picture for display, he happily obliged. Buchanan says that he grew up lis- tening to jamboree on WWVA radio, and his early inspirations were Merle Haggard,. Johnny Cash, Glenn Campbell, Roy Clark, Chet Atkins, Elvis, Aerosmith, and Led Zeppelin. He has been playing the guitar since age four, when his uncle gave him his fwst set of strings. He went on to play the French horn in the middle school band, and today he plays both rhythm and bass guitar, as well as keyboard, in. the seven-piece New Silver Eagle Band. The band has played at the Sta- tion Grill as well as at the Wellsburg Fourth of July Festival, the Shaker Woods Festival, Bellaire's Octoberfest, and at private clubs in the area. On March 9, the New Silver Eagle Band will be playing at Sagebrush Roundup on February 25 and at Heritage Port this summer. They also play at T&L Hotdogs, a tobacco-and-alcohol-free facility, in Gratton, West Virginia every other weekend. Buchanan himself has played rhythm and bass guitar at the Victoria Theater in Wheeling for five years, and he has also opened for such big-name artists as the Bellamy Brothers, Marry Stuart, Roddy McDowall, and Confederate'Railroad. His own song "Turn Back the Hands of Time" is played frequently on WKMM K-Country out of Kingwood, West Virginia. His goal, he says, is to have his songs published and played on a wide scale. He also has a recording studio in his home. Along with his musical talents, Buchanan also h other occupations. A graduate of the Mt. Vernon Nazarene Bible College, he serves as a part-time ordained minister at Stone Chapel Church in Weilsburg, a position he has held for twenty-five years. He has also been a full-time custodian at Wellsburg Primary School for twenty-three years. The West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame is open to the public Eighth Annual St. Paddy's Fest Plans are well underway for the 8th Annual St. Paddy's Fest to benef programs offered through CHANGE, Inc. To be held at Mountaineer Racetrack and Resort on March 16, 2012. from 6:00 to 11:00, with doors opening at 5:30. Waldorf Distributing is the main beverage sponsor and entertainment for the evening includes Movin' and Groovin' Productions, Macdonald Pipe Band and Legend. Tickets are $351piece and for information on the Sponsorships levels and tickets can be obtained by calling CHANGE, Inc. at 304-797-7733. Picture particiPam above, sitting left to right Kim Glass, Judy Raveaux CEO of CHANGE, Int:.. Standing left to right are Rita Coyne, COO of Community Health, Jim Rosso, President Waldorf Distributing, Jim Boniey, COO of Community Services, and Chris Mazar, CFO. Photo Contributed Memories May be Worth $250 Brooke rich in history with personal stories and accounts of events which are forever lost as our obituary pages fills each week. Now there is a way Brooke County residents can assure that their history is preserved in a book about the "Good Old Days" in Northwest West Virginia. Residents over age 60 could be awarded $250.00 just for telling a "down home" story about childhood years. Hometown Memories Publishing has selected this region for its next living history book, a collection of true stories told by folks about life in the "good old days". To take part, just write a letter about things that happened back then that don't seem to happen today. Tell about the dangerous adventures, something funny or embarrassing that happened to you or someone you knew; odd, unusual or mysterious events; once familiar places that are no longer there; the first sweetheart; local myths or legends; or anything else as long as it's true and isn't harmful to anyone. The letter can be handwritten, typed or emailed.and as short as one para- graph or as long as four pages. Writing ability or experience is uneccesary since editors will help. The contributor of the most appealing letter will receive the $25000 award: from the publisher. There are also four $100.00 runner-up awards. Writing ability is not a factor. There's no cost and there is absolutely no obligation. The deadline is April 30, 2012. For the submission form and rules, see the insert in the Brooke Review in the issue of January 20, 2012: email a request to or come to the office at 319 Charles St., Wellsburg. U S PS066 -720 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 t00(00CKEFELL] ;R UNITED STATES SENATOR FOR WEST VIRGINIA Rockefeller And McCain Offer Amendment Prohibiting Big' Bonuses For Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Executives WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and John McCain (R-AZ) today offered an amendment that prohibits Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac executives from receiving future multi-million dollar bonuses as.long as the gov- ernment-backed mortgage compa- nies remain in federal conservator- ship. It was recently reported that the Federal Housing Finance Agency approved $12.8 million in bonuses to ten top Fannie and Freddie executives. "it's indefensible that two organi- zations that accepted billions in tax- payer dollars to keep them afloat, are now giving extreme bonuses using that same taxpayer money. And, they are still failing to help many homeowners in need," said Senator Rockefeller. "Too many families are still facing foreclosure and struggling to make ends meet, and it's just un- acceptable that their money is sup- porting unnecessary bonuses. Ad- ditionally, recent news reports have claimed that Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac are blatantly betting against the homeowners they are supposed be helping. This is just wrong. We must restore America's trust in our hous- ing institutions, and this legislation would take a giant leap forward in making that possible." "It's outrageous and unaccept- able that Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac executives would expect multi- million dollar bonuses after receiv- ing $170 billion in taxpayer bailouts and recently requesting an addi- tionai $13.8 billion out the pockets of hardworking Americans - many of whom are underwater on their mort- gages," said Senator McCain. "This amendment makes clear that as long as Fannie and Freddie are in govern- ment conservatorship, bonuses such as these will not be paid out. The American taxpayer has been the vic- tim of outright corruption and blatant abuse at the hands of Farmie Mac and Freddie Mac for decades - it must stop. Americans deserve better." Additional cosponsors at this time are Senators Mike Johanm (R-NE), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), John Ban=so (R-WV), Lindsey Cnaham (R- SC), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Tom Coburn (R-OK), John Thune (R-SD) and Ro) Blunt (R-MO). v( LIr New ..a-lendars are Here! Stop in an pi, k up your free , alendar John Bertram to SeekCommission Seat John Bertram, Candidate for Brooke County Commissioner from the Foll- nsbee Magisterial District. A lifelong resident of Brooke County, Bertram served as Administrative Di- rector for the Brooke County Health Department for 37 years and was in- volved in raising several million dol- lars in grants and public support while in that office. He also was President and Founder of the West Virginia Lo- cal Health Association for seven years Bertram graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1963; from Bethany Col- lege in 1967, and earned a Master's Degree from WVU in 1993. In announcing his candidacy, Bertram said,"l have a proven record of accomplishments documenting my successes in educating and policing the general population and those who conduct business in Brooke County. I was a founding member and served as President of the Brooke-Hancock Fam- ily Resource Network: a founding member of the RSVP senior citizen vol- unteercommittee and have been suc- cessful in writing and securing fund- ing for a minimum often grants to pro- vide maximum public health and well,ess services to our seniors, the general population, and especially our handicapped population. The grants also enhanced and modernized the Brooke County Health Deparment and Courthouse to better facilitate the de- livery of public health services. I am a proven strong leader and will do all that I can to honorably serve the residents of this fine county ifl am elected." He assisted the Mayor of Wellsburg in initiating the highly successful Bayer Wellness Program in Brooke County in 1998 and it is still recognized today as a National Model for Community Wellness. Bertram insisted on expand- ing the Bayer Program beyond Wells- burg into Brooke County schools and industries, and negotiated collabora- tion with Wheeling Hospital to con- tinue with the new Brooke Wellness, Inc. (Continued) John Bertram Please See Bertram - page 3 l::.'.::i , !-[;: - ..... :-':":': .:.:...:, I Brooke County C 2C)1 Stae Senate - Jack Yost, (D-Brooke) House of Delegates - District/Circuit 2 Chris Byers (D) Weirton, Calvin C. Hock (D) Follansb Phillip W. Diserio (D) Follansbee Lynn Davis (R) Wellsburg County Offices County Commission Janice (Cox) Mcfadden Jim Andreozzi Follansbee Marry Bartz Wellsburg John Bertram Wellsburg John A. Casinelli Foilansbee, Lenny Dewitt Wellsburg Roy E. Givens Wellsburg Burr Jennings Wellsburg Richard Mecullough ,Follansbee Steve Tennant Wellsburg County Commission Unexpired Terra Tim Ennis Wellsburg Richard D. Ferguson Wellsburg Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Barki Wheeling, WV 727 Charles Street Wellsburg Wv 26070 Wayne R Mielke Follansbee Assessor Thomas A. Oughton Wellsburg Sheriff Michael H. AIIman Wellsburg Roger Garretson Wellsburg Chuck Jackson Wellsburg Magistrate Robin Lynn (Hukill) Snyder Wel]sburg Linda (Roberts) Viderman Wellsburg Cathy Dillon Follansbee Calvin C. Hck Follansbee George M. Lewis Beech Bottom, Karen Stuck Wellsburg Arthur Choke . Sullivan Wellsburg Surveyor "MarkE. Wiersbicki Follansbee Board Of Education Bill Schwertfeger Follansbee Brian L. Ferguson Welisburg Daniel Mccauley Follansbee James R. Piccirillo Follansbee t