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Brooke County community briefs

November 12, 2012
The Herald-Star

Craft offered for children

WELLSBURG - The Brooke CEOS will be presenting a craft class at the Brooke County Public Library on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for children age 8 and up. Children will learn how to make duct tape Silly Birds. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Veterans sought for survey

CHARLESTON - West Virginia veterans and current military members of all eras, ages and branches are asked to complete the 2012 West Virginia Military Survey sponsored by the state Legislature.

From the survey, the Legislature hopes to learn how veterans and military members are faring in the areas of work, education, family, retirement, health, and access to veterans benefits.

Responses are confidential, and the information will not be published or released in any form that would identify an individual participant, said coordinators. The deadline is Nov. 30 for the survey, which may be completed online at or by calling (855) 299-6605 for an interview. Survey participants will be entered into a drawing for one $500 VISA gift card, five $100 VISA gift cards, and 30 VISA $50 gift cards. The military or veteran status of all gift card winners must be verified before they are awarded.

More than 8,000 postcard invitations to participate in the survey were mailed in late September. But the 2010 census reported there are more than 200,000 current or former service members in the state.

Volunteers sought for tax assistance

WEIRTON - C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc., a Weirton-based community action agency, seeks volunteers to assist area residents with low to moderate incomes in completing their income tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

The volunteers will receive free training this month and should call (304) 797-7733 for information.

Volunteers also are needed to assist in other ways, including organizing tax sites, scheduling tax preparers and setting appointments.

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