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June 23, 2011
Weirton Daily Times

Summer reading, math instruction offered

WELLSBURG - The All For Reading Learning Center will be holding a summer program for children and teens with dyslexia or difficulties with reading or math, from Monday to Aug. 5.

Based at the former St. John School, the program will involve two 50-minute sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, said instructor Teresa Kowcheck who, with Cathy Hervey, have been certified in the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading.

The two teachers have undergone two years of training in the method that is geared to students' various senses and has been found to be successful with children with dyslexia but can be helpful to all children, Kowcheck said.

Caitlin Kocher, a recent graduate of Marshall University who will be entering West Virginia University medical school, also will be available as a math tutor.

Parents interested in registering their children should call (304) 914-7471 or e-mail by Saturday.

Brooke genealogy group

collecting historical photos

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Genealogy group is collecting historical pictures from throughout Brooke County, depicting all aspects of life, including families, schools, buildings, businesses and industry and mining, to be compiled in a pictorial history book.

The group asks residents to share their photographs and provide contact information, 50 words or less describing each photo, the approximate date, location and any names and identification possible.

The photos must be either an original or a quality copy.

Contributions will be acknowledged.

Pictures can be mailed to: Brooke County Genealogy, care of Brooke County Library, 10th and Main streets, Wellsburg, WV 26070. Also, photos can be dropped off at the library.

For information, contact Pictorial History Project Chair Marilyn McCord at (304) 737-1016 or visit the website at brookecountywvgenealogy. org.

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