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V INSIDE Obituaries/ .................. ?,? ,;  Curiosities/Pet l'g ' Sports, News,. ........... pg 4 Legal Ads Classifieds ................ pg 7, 8 VOLUME 26 ISSUE 11 NEVER FORGET SOUP'S ON! The Follansbee L!nited Methodist Church at 1002 Virginia Ave. in Follansbee, WV will sponsor a Home- made Chili and Homemade Soup Sale on Friday, March 23, 2012 in the Church Fellowship Hall. In addition to their famous Chili, homemade Bean, Broccoli, Chicken Noodle, Potato, Vegetable, Vegetable Beef, and Wedding Soup will be avail- able for Takeout only. The cost of the chili and soup is $5.00 per quart. To place a pre-sale order,(which is highly suggested) or if you any ques- tions, please contact Linda at 304-527- 0483, or Vema at 304-670-3191. The soup may be purchased (Pre-order not necessary) and picked up from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (while supplies last) the day of the sale at the church. De- livery may be available for orders of ten quarts or more. Please call for de- tails. Salvation Army Appreciation Dinner is Slated March 29 The Salvation Army will hold its Annual Appreciation Diner on Thurs- day, March 29, 2012. at the Moose Lodge, 9th and Main Streets, Wells- burg. Dinner will be served at 6 o'clock with snacks beginning at 5 o'clock. Tickets are only $15.00 and everyone is invited. Major Charles Powell, Divisional Commander of the Salvation Army, Maryland, West Virginia will be the guest speaker. We invite you to be with us and join in celebrating our appreciation for one another. Reservations may be made by calling our Wellsburg Office at 304-737-0071 Monday through Friday between 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock by March 22nd. Sausage, Eggs 'N Pancake Breakfast Set A Sausage, Egg and Pancake Break- fast will take place tomorrow (Satur- day, March 17), at the Wellsburg Christian Church from 8 to i I a.m. it is held in the first floor Fellow- ship Hall and a donation is accepted. Proceeds from this breakfast will go toward the purchase of the new shelv- ing units in the church library. Community welcome! The church is located on the comer of Tenth and Charles Sts. in Wells- burg. Formerly the Brooke News (Est. 1937) and the Follansbee Review (Est. 1911) 55 cents USPS066-720 sbenff wil be held March 20, 2012, at the Follansbee Community House, located behind the Follansbee Middle School. The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. and those atending will have an opportunity to meet the candidate and his family. Mote information available by calling Tammy Jackson at 304-737-0895. The rally is paid for by the candidate. NOTE. Campgin rally events will be publicized at no charge. Email to the Mustbe received by Tuesday of the Friday issue. Survivor's Art Featured in Museum Program The American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum at the Brooke County Public Library will hold a special presentation "The Art of Survival" on March ! 9, 2012 at 6:30 P.M... The featured artist Joseph Vater hails from Pittsburgh. In addition, the several other dis- plays of artwork related to experiences during World War II from men and women held captive by the Japanese as prisoners of war or in civilian camps. Vater is one of the thousands of Gl's of World War II captured and held in brutal conditions in Japanese POW camps. Art and faith were two of the most credited factors by survivors in their survival/ The Elks ofWellsbu. Weirton and Wheeling have been invited as spe- cial guests. The public is also wel- come to visit this special presentation to be held at the ADBC museum in the Brooke County Public Librar} in Wellsburg. Vater, a member ofte ADBC, was a long time editor of the Quan, their in- ter national news magazine. His article in that publication drew C ampa ifft q00dfies .q: .'i:" i !..+.... I I .......... . .. ;" i.!ii:;iii Above, Joseph Vater of McKees Rocks, PA, a suburb of Pitsburgh, is depicted wih his rendering fthe Memorial at Mount Samat in Province of Bataan, in the Republic of the Philippines. The cross stands as a memorial to the gallentry of Fllipiono and American soldiers who fought and lost their lives in the Battle of Bataan dudng WW li. Vater celebrates his FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012 .; .!i:. .... :';'+: ...... To More Affordable Gas Prices Gas prices in West Virginia are av- eraging $3.80 a gallon ..... five cents higher than the national average. The past few weeks have seen prices sky- rocket. In our state, where we have to drive to survive, the roller coaster ride of rising and falling gas prices is hit- ting our fanfilies where it hurts - in their pocketbooks. As our economy struggles to recover, West Virginians can't afford gas prices to keep climb- ing higher and higher. If we are ever going to tree this country from its costly reliance on foreign oil, the "most important thing we can do is-develop a national en- ergy plan that uses all of our vast domestic resources. We need this Administration and the Environmen- tal Protection Agency to stop picking winners and losers when it comes to energy resources. But until we ha,/c that plan in place, there are immedial,': steps we can take to bring down ga':; prices in the short term. One of the biggest problems with gas prices are the oil speculators who 95 birthday tomorrow (March 17), Brooke Revibw Photo by George Wallace . are just betting against America. They see a conflict in the world and place a national attention ,o Wellsburg and Major Water System Improvements bet thatwiththingsheatingup, oilis the POW collection at file local library. ' going to get more expensive. By some Since. it has grown to over 500,00 estimates, oil speculation makes up items. Get Under Way in Wellsburg as muchas25percentofthecostofa Brooke Review Publisher George barrel ofoil. And, according to a Feb- Wallace is now editor of the Quan. A long planned and much ' ", inprovement pro ect for Wellsburg mary 27, 2012 article in Forbes, execs- needed  ater ,j The public has also been invited to wil get under way Monday. March 19, 2012, and the four inch line on Marianna sive oil speculation translates into n attend the tibra' event. St. from 15th to 24th will be upgraded t an eight inch main. extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline. West Virginia Air Guard, and Reserves Plans call for the 3.5-million pnject to avoid major shut-odd atler 11 p.m. In fact. a broad group representing ' The J.F.Allen Company of Buchanan, W/. is doing the construction and some manyaspects of our economy agrees Bases Spared in Military Cost Cuts 12 to15 workers will be on the job, City Manager Mark Henne said that speculators are at the heart ofour The project is financed by a ,grant from the U.S. Department of Health and gas price spikes. When everyone CHARLESTON, W.Va.--TheAir helping victims of the natural disas- Human Resources and a bond issue backed by a repayment water rate in- from theAmerican TruckingAssocia- Force announced yesterday sug- ter that hit our state" said Hoyer. crease already approved and levied, tion, DeltaAirlines, the SaudiArabiz,.u gested cuts in Air National Guard, Air "These sane 240 National Guard mere- At the same time, the water plant at 12th Street will undergo a major upgrade government, Exxon Mobil and the St. Force Reserve and active duty Air bers also have the skills and capabili- which demands custom crafted machinery, according to Henne. Louis Federal Reserve agree that ex- Force units, tics to be mobilized for combat at a The work being done is in part addressing issues raised by the WV Depart- cessive speculation significantly in- While many states experienced sig- moment's notice which shows the ment of Health Sanitary. Survey. An engineering assessment performed by creases the price at the pump, we have nificant cuts in their personnel, the unique value thai the Guard brings to Potesta Engineering has served as a basis lbr phasing in comprehensive to do something about it. Air Force did not suggest any cuts to the table." improvements to the water system, acording to Henne. It is outrageous that these oil theWestVirginiaAirNationaIGuard. The West Virginia Air National Over that past two years the city has made many improvements, tile city speculators are not only getting away "We are still looking at the num- Guardhastwoairlifiwingsinthestate. manage reported, including "the cleaning and repairing of our four city' wells, with betting against America and the bers but it appears that we will come The 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston cleaning our reservotr and replacing its cover, the cleaning and repair of the American people, but the). are mak- out of this reduction untouched." said operates C-130 Hercules and special- suburban tank, and implementing a cross connection backflow preventioo ing a hefty profit while doing so. The Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, West Vir- izes in tactical airlift and airdrop of program. American people should not have to ginia Adjutant General. "Although supplies and troops in whatever area Improvements completed at the Wter PI.aht include repair and/or replace- pay the price at the pump every time this is good news for West Virginia, I they are operating in. ment of the following equipment: the chlorinator, aerator, carbonator, corn- there's a hiccup somewhere in the will still work with the Governor and Tile 167th Airlift Wing is located in pressor, and high service pumps." world. Congressional delegation to ensure Martinsburgand currently flies the C- Wellsburg is moving ahead with plans to retro-fit the water plant and place the Air Force understands that the 5 (;alaxy but will be converting to the valves at critical locations in the distribution system. See Manchin's Guard is the best value for America C- 17 Globemaster in 2015. The wing All is the result ofclose work with the WV Infrastructure Council, the WV and we need to protect all states in specializes in the strategic airlift por- Public Service Commission, legislators, and the Govemor's office over the Message, Page 5 this effort." tion of the Air Force mission trans- past two years. "Right now the WV National Guard porting troops and supplies across G R f0 B keC tySh iff has 240 soldiers and airmen on duty long distances to support the war ef-   arrets0n to an r r00 0an er forts. Please Candidates ROTE: S k B fi Garretson lists as his qualificatiions Roger Garretson of Wellsbrg is a [ :::...: ............................. " Tim Ennis to ee ec 011 to mary.Candidate forSheriffintheMaydpri- liiiiii:: ii:iii:iii:i;iii:iii:ii:i ::iii :. as a public service' the Brke B k C S a Masters Degree in Safety, Bachelor County Review will publish r00 e ommlsslon eat of ScienceCriminalJustice,20Years can- Experienced Investigator, 13 Years didates' announcemeents so the Military law Enforcement Experience, l !!i!i};i i I voting public may get to know Brooke County Commissioner Tim Fugitive Recovery Agent. Chemical/ those nlnning for local office. Ennis is announcing his candidacy Biological Warfare Training, Anti-Ter- for Brooke County Commissioner, un- rorism Trainer. Certified Fire Arms In- Candidates may bring or expired term, WellsburgDistrict. structor. : :.:::::::. .... email their information to Ennis ,'as appointed to the Brooke Served during the Libya Crisis and .i:i: ii the Brooke Counl)." Review County Commission on January 3, Operation Desert Storm:on the Spe- office for a pre-election 2012, to replace the late Bernie cial Operations Team for threats the tools to the department to protect story. We will take a picture Kazienko. Prior to his appointment, against the United States -- Nuclear our children and elderly from Intemet for those without a photo. Ennisserved 17yearsintheWeslVir- Weapons; and lnstructor of Crimi- crimes. There is no charge for this ginia House of Delegates. He also nal Justice at West Liberty 6. work closely to identify localsex service, served on Wellsburg City council If elected he said he will: offenders,and coordinate and assist NOTE DEADLINE: from 1989-1993, Ennis, alifelongresi- i. seek and find funds to keep the Slate Police in their eflbrts to dent of Brooke County, lives in Wells- School resource officers in schools maintain checks on these individuals. Information must be re- burg with his wife, Judy (Cook) and fulltime, and 7. iimplement a Street Crimes eeived by March 24, 2012. their son, Thomas. 2. designate a full time deputy, to Task i:orce, working with local city Ennis states that "it was an honor the multi-jurisdictional drug task POlice departments and citizens, iden- and privilege for me to serve Brooke Ibrce. tifying high crime rate areas. County' in the State Legislature, and l Tim EnnJs 3. designate a full time deputy to A. a hunler and NRA InstructOr, look forward to serving Brooke the detectivedivis on toaggressively he advocates 2nd amendment rights CounD' in my new role as Commis- pared to help Brooke ('ounty through pursue criminals who commit crimes and promises if elected to have high sioner.'" tte believes that Brooke these challenging times In his years against the elderly, children, homes, expectations for himselfand members County has some major challenges in the legislature he was known as a and businesses, of the Sheriff's Office. He promisesto ahead, but he is confident ht his ex- person who could bring people to- 4. personally and actively pursue: be accessible and accountable to the perience in government and the ira- gether to tackle difficult problems and the drug dealers who are threatening citizens of Brooke CounD' with an portant contacts he has established is willing to work with Commission- our children's lives with illegal drugs " fopen door" policy' that puts no re- in both Charleston and Washington, ers, community leaders, and citizens and prescriptions, strictions on who wishes to discuss D.C. Therefore, he believes he is pre- to move Brooke Count)' forvard. 5. implement training and provide issues or concerns. , t