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, JfpAGE 4 Friday, March 16, 2012 ' BROOKE COUNTY REVIEW - "-'---'-- At WVNCC -- "----;;--- Ill Snort0000 At the L,brary 'w --r "- " --" v.o W)ld Animal Stories Featured By Madonna Heading to Charleston By: Daniel Tassey The defending West Virginia Class A state champion Madonna Blue Dons axe heading back to Charleston by virtue of their 50-47 Region 1 championship victory over Parkersburg Catholic last Wednesday night before a jam-packed crowd at Madonna High School. The win advances Madonna's boys" basket- ball tean to the quarter-final round of the state tournament this week. Parkersburg Catholic (16-9) took an early I I - I 0 lead after one quarter of play but the hosts held the Crusaders to just 7 points in the second stanza as Madonna pulled ahead 2 l-18 at half-time. In the third quarter, the Blue Dons held a slim 32-29 advantage before senior guard Nick Ballista threw in a half- ,ourt three-pointer just before the buzzer sounded which gave his team a six paint lead heading into the fourth period. The Crusaders battled back however and actually took a 42-41 lead when Brett Wright scored on an offensive stick-back. Madonna quickly responded with a basket of their own by all-state ferw: - - .... ' put the hosts back on top. The Blue Dons hit some key free throws down the stretch to hang on to their three point win. Madonna coach George Vargo, who has guided his team to a 22-3 record this season commented after the game. "This game was big for our program," said Vargo. "To go back to Charleston two years in a row, that's never happened to the Blue Dons in basketball before." Ballista and Rokisky shared scoring honors for the Dons as both seniors tossed in 14 points. 6'-6" senior center Drazen Frankovitch added 11 more for the winners. Parkersburg Catholic was led by Daniel Collie's ! 6 markers. "Our seniors stepped up big," added Vargo. "We talked about substituting but (assistant) coach Hagg said we were going to win this game or lose this game with our seniors. Results MARCH 7,2012 High Game & High Series-Sheila Beaman 250-557; Tracy Johnson 2 ! 2-534, Carlene Morgan 194-504, Shirley VanGilder 171-461, Wendy Martindill 166, Mary Stackpole 164, Patty Kins 163, Barbara Blake 163, Diana Will- iams 163, Karen Brace), 16 I, Bar- bara Jones 161, Jeff Andrews 159, Connie McVicar 158, Eva Lucas. 156, Debby Roxby 153, Jean Schwertfeger 15 I, Goldie Stanley 150 Turkey Federation Events are Scheduled The Northern Panhandle Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has announced hte folowing events on their calendar: 13th Annual Hunting Heritage Ban- quet on Friday March 23rd at 6pm, at the Weinon Knights of Columbus. There will be no tickets at the door The Northern Panhandle Spring Classic Sanctioned NWTF Turkey Calling Contest, a Grand National Qualifier (NO ENTRY FEE), will take place Sunday April 22, 2012, at Cabelas, Wheeling.WV. NWTF Youth/Jakes Day is set for Saturday August I l, 2012, at Paris Sportsmens Club Paris,PA. FOr informtion on these events contact Rick Kinney 304-224-4453 or Attention: Construction & Design Industry Free Online Registration WEST VIRGINIA m CONSTRUCTION & 1 DESIGN EXPOSITION MARCH 21 & 22, 2012 The Region's Largest Trade Show for the Construction & Design Industry N Author-Speaker Marty Essen Wh=t sane guy would really swim with piranhas, kayak in the rainforest, raft with humpback whales, and do other insane things including surviving a hippo attack in Zimbabwe? Award-winning author Marly Essen will present a high-energy multi-media show, featuring these and other wild animal yams at the three campuses of West Virginia Nonhero Community College later this month. Shannon Payton, director of student activities at West Virginia Northern, said the show, "Around the World in 90 Minutes," is free and open to the public, and features interesting facts, humorous stories and the best of thou- sands of photos Essen took while traveling the world for his book, "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents." Payton said, "It's the type of show where the audience has fun laughing at the stories, oohing and aahing at the photos, and then, when it's all done, they realize just how much they've learned." All shows begin at 6 p.m n, the following dates: Tuesday, March 20, on the 'heeling campus in the au,to),,ml of the B&O Building, 1704 Market St.; Wednesday, March 21, Room ! 10, New Martinsville campus, 141 Main St., and Thursday, March 22, Rooms 242-243,Weinon campus, 150 Park Ave. "Around the World in 90 Minutes" began as a show Essen presented in bookstores as part of his first book tour. Later. after numerous refinements, the show took on a life of its own in colleges, museums and nature centers across the United States. "In fact," Payton added, "Marty Essen has been named by a major college activities association as the number one booked college speaker for 36 out of the past 40 months. Additionally, Campus Activities Magazine named Many as one of its "'Hot Speaker" picks for 201 I." Highlights of Marty's show include: Other features incldue amazing animal facts, debunking animal myths, "cud- dly wallaroos and spiny walking sticks", charging elephants and howling wolves, deadly snakes and friendly penguins, and bizarre creatures and en- dangered species. Light refreshments will be available at the shows Call 304-214-8917 for more information. Essen has won multiple book awards for travel/essay writing, including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Best Books Book Award and the National lndie ExeelleneeAward. In addition, he won a first place award at the 2009 Green Book Festival in Los Angeles, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named "Cool Pet of the Week Duke is a White German Shepherd male that has been at the shelter for quite awhile now waiting for someone to give him a chance. The shelter staff take great care of all of the animals in their care, but there's nothing'like a loving, forever home. Duke has a very calm, quiet temperment, and is very affectionate once he gets to know you. He gets along with other dogs and cats, and loves to lean against your legsfor a hug !With some good food and TLC, he will be even more beautiful ttan he already is. Please sto b] the shelter and visit with Duke ! The Brooke Animal Sheher in Beech Bottom has reopened and im'ites visitors'. The shelter is open Tuesdco, through Sunday from 12 - 4p.m. at 304-394-0800. Follansbee Chamber of Commerce Meeting The Follansbee Chamber of Com- merce meeting for the month of March is on Tuesday, 20th day at 12:00 (noon), The topic of the meeting is Gas Drilling and the Impact on our local economy. The meeting will be held at Vito's II, located at 570 Main Street, Follans- bee, WV. Bears vs Enforcers In Basketball Game The Brooke County Special Olym- pic "Bears" will verse the Fraternal Order of Police "The Enforcers" will be playing their yearly basketball match on Friday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. The game will be at the Wellsburg Middle School. The pre- game will begin at 6:00 p.m. The yearly event will be hosted by the FOP and Lyles Auto. The admission id free! They will have raffles - door prizes and refresh- ments. Breakfast At Christian Church The Wellsburg Christian Church will hold a Pancake, Sausage & Egg Breakfast, Saturday, March 17th from 8 a.m. until I I a.m. Proceeds from this breakfast will go toward the purchase of the new shelv- ing units in the church library. Donation Only. Women Of Moose Sponsor Special Blood Drive The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will sponsor a very special American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday. March 24, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pro. The drive will be held at the Moose Lodge, 844 Main Street, We!lsburg. This blood drive is spe- cial to the WOTM for several reasons. The first being that this drive is being held in memory of Betty Millington, an active and dedicated WOTM member who always came to donate. The second reason is that another of the WOTM members will be donat- ing her 80th unit of blood. And third, anyone signing-in to donate will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Nailer's Hockey tickets for the game being held on Saturday, March 31 st. There will be three pairs of tickets raffled offbeginning at 2:15 p.m. and you do not have to be present to win. Morning doughnuts and hot hmch will be provided to all presenting do- nors. The blood drive is open to the public and all eligible donors are wel- come to attend. Walk-ins are ac- cepted or you may make an appoint- ment by calling Linda Porreca at 740- 264-4286 or 304-737-1552. Please bring a photo ID. BROOKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PHONE: 304-73%3665 FAX: 304-737-3689 HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Administrator, KAREN McCLAIN, M.S.N Calendar ofClini - Mrch 2012 21 * Immunization ITB testing (PPD) 8:30 a.m.- 12 noon Blood Pressure Clinic i :30 - 4:30 p.m. Courthouse 27 Family Planning 8:30 a.m. - by appointment 28 *Immunization ITB testing (PPD) 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Blood Pressure Clinic 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Courthouse Immunizations are given every Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Please bring any previousimmunization records with you on your ap- pointment. Any questions please contact the Health Deparment at304- 737-3665. Call about appointments for free pap smears and mammograms. STD testing by appointment. Pregnancy testing/supplies weekly by appointment. ADULT FICTION EXTREMELY LOUDAND INCREDIBLY CLOSE by Jonathan Safran Foer. Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mis- sion that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately heal- ing journey. LONE WOLF by Jodi Picoult. Six years ago, twenty-four-year-old Ed- ward Warren fled his family, leaving behind a shattered relationship with his father, Luke. But suddenly everything changes with one frantic phone call: Luke has been gravely injured in a car accident with Edward's,,ounger sister, Cara. Edward must return home to lace the father he wa ,dout on at age eighteen. He and Cara must decide their father's fate together., Though there's no easy answer, questions abound: What hidden mo- tives infoml their need to let their father die...or try to keep him alive? What would Luke himself want? How can any family member make such a decision in the face of guilt, pain, or both? And most importantly, to what extent have they all forgotten that each member of a family needs the others, and that sometimes survival means sacrifice? ADULT NON-FICTION BATTLEFIELDS & BLESSING'S by Larkin Spivey. The first purpose of this book is to strengthen the faith of its readers by showing the power of others' faith under the most extreme circumstances imaginable. This is accomplished throagh 365 one-page stories from America's greatest con- flict, World War 11, presented in a daily devotional format with relevant scripture readings for each day of the year. The daily readings offer a candid look at the faith and courage of individual soldiers, sailors, civil- ians, and national leaders. Additionally. the book presents a unique and concise history of World War 11 with summaries, maps, and photographs of the major campaigns of the war. On this level, the individual stories provide insights into the war and combat not found in typical historical accounts. The courage and faith examples of those who fought and won WWII, both at home and overseas, will inspire both the mind and heart of every reader who desires to have a closer walk with God. THAT WOMAN: THE LIFE OFWALLIS S, DUC'I-IESS-"O" WINDSOR by Anne Sebba. "That woman," as she was referred to by the Queen Mother, became a hate figure for ensnaring a British king and destabilizing the monarchy. Born in 1896 in Baltimore, Bessie Wallis Warfield endured an impoverished and comparatively obscure childhood that inflamed a burning desire to rise above her circumstances. Neither beautiful nor brilliant, she nevertheless became one of the most talked- about women of her generation, and inspired such deep love and adora- tion in Edward VIII that he gave up a throne and an empire for her. In life, Wallis lived by her wit and her wits, while both her apparent and alleged moral transgressions added to her aura and dazzle. In death, the Duchess became a style icon and a symbol of empowerment, a woman whose unequivocal aim was to win in the game of life. This biography provides new insight on the character and motivations of this powerful, charis- matic_ and complex woman Ideas or opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily those of the newspaper. To add your own comments and counter-viewpoints write to: Curiosities, c/o Brooke County Review Newspaper, 319 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070 or e-mail Crocheting Group to Meet at the Library The Brooke Coun.ty Public Library's Crocheting Group will be meeting in the River Room of the Brooke County Library on Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. The group is for beginners through experts. Bring your own supplies and projects. If you need help, someone will be available to assist or instruct you. Call the circulation desk at 304-737-1551 to register. Night at the Movies The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the film, Footloose. rated PG- 13, Julianne Hough on Thursday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. . - The struggle between innocence and rigid morality is revisited when city- boy Ren finds himself in an uptight town where dancing has been banned. Filled with contemporary music and iconic classics from the original film, this fresh look on youth culture is sure to win fans of young and old. Call the circulation desk at 304-737- i 551 to reserve your seat and popcorn.. Computer Classes Offered at the Library The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will be offering a free adult basic computer class on Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m. instructed by Linda Dobbs. Class space is limited. Please call the circulation desk at 304-527-0860 to register. OFFERING EASTER BUNNY LETTERS FRIENDS OF THE BROOKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY The Friends of the Brooke County Public Library, with help from the Easter Bunny. are once again sending personalized letters from the Easter Bunny to all children in the area. He would like to let them know he will be hopping down the bunny trail soon. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends may request to have a letter sent to anyone special in their lives. The cost is $1.75 per letter. The Friends of the Library are also creating personalized children's books, which make a great addition to any Easter basket. They are affordable and personalized to each child. Children will be able to read about themselves by" name along with characters in the books. The books will also say who gave the book, when given, names of the child's friends and where they live. The books are available year round and there is a large selection of books with different themes to choose from. The books in stock can be produced in a couple days. Books that have to be ordered can usually be ready within a week. The cost is $14.00 per book. So stop in the Wellsburg Library or Follansbee Branch to order your Easter Bunny letters and personalized books. You will be supporting the Friends of the Brooke County Public Library and, at the same time, bring a smile to the face of someone you love.