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September 30, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

RSVP program to sponsor AARP safe driving class

WEIRTON - The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will sponsor an AARP Safe Driving class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Mary H. Weir Public Library.

The class is geared toward mature adults who may or may not be experiencing problems with diminishing vision, hearing and reaction time. Rules of the road are reviewed along with safe driving techniques.

Most insurance agencies offer a discount on vehicle insurance premiums to those who have completed the two-day course.

The cost is $12 fee per AARP members and $14 for non-members and must be paid prior to attending the class. Participants are limited to 20, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-3410.

Re-enactors to visit exhibit

WEIRTON - The exhibit "Born of Rebellion" will be on display from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and Oct. 12-13 and by appointment Thursday through Oct. 19 at the Hancock County Museum located at 1008 Ridge Ave.

"Born of Rebellion" examines the creation of West Virginia, noting the Constitution allows the division of states only by consent. The debate on the constitutionality of "the West Virginia question" ranged from President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet to Congress to the Supreme Court, which set the final state boundaries. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote on the constitutionality of West Virginia's statehood.

The display will conclude with Mary Lincoln's visit at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Union and Confederate re-enactors will be at the museum all day Oct. 19.

Tea and tours will be available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19. The event is free and open to the public.

School field trips are available.

To make arrangements, contact Janet Keller at (304) 387-0354 or Vivian Weigel at (304) 224-1605.

For information on the exhibit, call the museum at (304) 564-4800.

Entries sought for baby contest

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Right to Life seeks entries for its Beautiful Baby Contest, which will be held during the Wellsburg Applefest, Thursday through Sunday.

It's open to children 3 and under, and entries must be submitted by Sunday to Marla Mercer, 221 Hillcrest Drive, Wellsburg, WV 26070.

They should include a 4-inch by 6-inch photo of the child, with his or her full name and age on the back and the name, address and phone number of the adult submitting it on an index card.

The winning child will be announced on the festival's last day and will receive a $100 savings bond and chance to ride in the Wellsburg 4th of July Parade.

For information, call (304) 829-4383.

Church holding rummage sale

WEIRTON - The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will hold the semi-annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the church located at 101 Lisa Court.

There will be clothing and household items available.

Apple Anything Contest to be held

WELLSBURG - Entries are sought for the Apple Anything Baking Contest to be held at the Wellsburg Applefest on Sunday.

Prizes will be awarded to three winners in each of three categories: dishes made with dough, such as pie; cakes and miscellaneous.

Applications may be found at the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Office, Brooke County Public Library or Brooke County Senior Center and should be returned by Oct. 1. Entries should be brought to the Wellsburg Town Square at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

This year festival-goers will serve as judges after paying $1 to sample each desert from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For information, call (304) 723-8968.

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