No ‘Brain’ drain

HEDGESVILLE — Bev Thomas of Gerrardstown calls Mickey Dorsey (above) “the brains” of their six-member team, “We Used to be Dyslexic But Now We Are KO,” which finished Sunday’s annual Brain Games trivia competition tied for third place.

Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle each year sponsors the event to raise money for the programs it operates in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties. Each team pays a $25-per-member fee to compete.0410BRAINGAMES

Explains Thomas: “Mickey is an avid reader and seems to retain all that she reads. We try to help with our little bit of knowledge.”

The team – rounded out by Jefferson County resident Mark Stohr and Berkeley residents Stephanie Dorsey, Teresa Dorsey Palmer and Pat Dorsey – has taken part in the fundraiser for nine years now.

Teams gathered at James Rumsey Technical Institute to answer tough written questions in four 15-minute rounds. “S Words for $400, Alex,” a team made up of employees from The Herald-Mail Co. in Hagerstown, Md., and led by Bob Fleenor, five-time “Jeopardy!” champion in 2001, won the competition for the second straight year.


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