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Volume 37, Number 43

The King George Board of Supervisors has directed County Attorney Eric Gregory to prepare a report for the board on the status of state laws, regulations and county ordinances in regard to fracking. Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a process whereby chemicals and water are forced deep into the ground to fracture the shale rock strata to release natural gas. The discussion on the topic was likely prompted by calls and emails from constituents in the county who are hearing about recent activity by commercial companies to acquire more mineral rights leases from residents in King George and the region, as they did previously in the mid-1980s. At that time, the exploratory drilling for oil was halted in 1992, after companies failed to find oil in commercial quantities on three farms in King George, according to archived news reports from the Baltimore Sun. At the time, it was said by oil company representatives that natural gas might be more likely to be found underground in this

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area. The same companies are talking about going forward to investigate the likelihood of finding large quantities of gas and oil. Since that time, new technology, including hydraulic fracturing, has provided the ability for drillers to recover natural gas more economically if it is available in commercial quantities. Environmentalists say the fracking process consumes huge amounts of water and that the chemicals used can pollute aquifers. King George’s entire water supply is dependent on wells fed from underground aquifers. Ruby Brabo brought the topic up during her board member report at last week’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 15. Brabo said, “As the discussion of fracking in this region becomes more prevalent, I was wondering what role, if any, this Board shall play regarding the possibility of fracking in our county.” Chairman Dale Sisson suggested that current state law could be looked See fracking, page 3

Ruth Herrink remembered by county leaders

Fox field hockey reigns supreme

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The Foxes varsity field hockey team improved to 9-6 (3rd in conference) with a 3-0 win over visiting Spotsylvania. The Foxes conclude their regular season on Wednesday, against Caroline.

Dahlgren Heritage Museum opens Naval artifacts and sea stories abound Marty van Duyne News Net News Dahlgren — About 50 people crowded into the former Potomac Gateway Welcome Center Saturday to welcome the new Dahlgren Heritage Museum to the area. Though the building is somewhat small, the history within its walls has had a big impact on the region. The museum that is located at the base of the Harry W. Nice Bridge across from Naval Support Facility Dahlgren is expected to help boost tourism to the area and expand the economic base. President of the Dahlgren Heritage Museum Foundation Ed Jones said the building was in an ideal location.

However, he joked that a new site would be found for the museum so it didn’t end up on the bridge when the new structure is realigned to the building’s current location. Jones, the former Free-Lance Star editor spent his childhood at Dahlgren and attended school on base. He noted the importance of the base saying its presence helped the area evolve from a rural farming community to an intellectual technology center for the Navy. A sampling of the technology developed onboard the base is on exhibit at the museum. The artifacts provide a bridge between old and new technology and visitors are greeted with a model of the XI-Inch Dahlgren Shell Gun at the main entrance. A Norden bombsight that helped See Museum, page 3

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Captain Pete Nette, Commanding Officer, NSF-Dahlgren, Dahlgren Supervisor Ruby Brabo, Ed Jones, Robert Gates, James Monroe Supervisor John LoBuglio and At-Large Supervisor Dale Sisson participated in the ribbon cutting to opening the Dahlgren Heritage Museum.

Supervisors nix trees from Dominion Power at Ralph Bunche Phyllis Cook The Board of Supervisors last week agreed to nix an offer from Dominion Power to plant trees in front of the historic Ralph Bunche high school property. The discussion took place at last week’s meeting on Oct. 15, sparked by an agenda item that brought Tim Smith, county director of Parks & Recreation, to the podium to talk about the landscaping offer from Dominion Power. Formal action to include refusing the trees is expected to be taken at a meeting next month. But, in the meantime, Supervisors asked if they might be provided a range of other alternative options that might be forthcoming from the power company instead of trees. That was a suggestion from Joe Grzeika, which got agreement from other members of the board. That decision was also in concert with the Ralph Bunche Advisory committee, which had discussed the topic at each of its last two monthly meetings. Smith explained the reason for the tree planting offer by Dominion Power is to lessen the visual impact from the historic Ralph Bunche school building from the company’s new power lines and poles. The new lines and poles are planned to be installed as part of the company’s new transmission main line. Those lines are to be located on the opposite side of US 301.

Ruth Herrink was remembered by King George leaders last week. Condolences were expressed by several members of the King George Board of Supervisors at their meeting last week on Oct. 15, three days after the death of The Journal’s editor and publisher who died Saturday, Oct. 12 at the age of 87. Supervisor Joe Grzeika marked her passing and provided a remembrance. Grzeika said, “This past week, we lost one of the stalwarts in our community. She was a woman who, if you knew her, you knew she had an opinion. And she let you know what it was.” He added, “Ruth Herrink, who led The Journal as its editor for three decades, she certainly will be missed.” Grzeika added, “She was involved in all that went on in the background and foreground of all that went on in King George County. And was someone from whom you could definitely always get an opinion on any topic. She will be missed.” Supervisor Ruby Brabo read from her prepared remarks, saying, “The passing of Ruth Herrink this past week was a shock to many in the community.” She added, “While Ruth and I did not always agree, I enjoyed our conversations. She definitely has left a mark on the community and will be remembered.” Supervisor John LoBuglio stated, “My sympathy goes out to Ruth Herrink’s family on their loss.” LoBuglio added, “She was a big community leader.” Supervisor Chairman Dale Sisson stated, “I also want to express my condolences to the family of Ruth Herrink.” He added, “I’ve known Ruth and Jessica for years, and their entire family, and appreciate all that they’ve done.”

Shiloh Park update

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The King George Board of Supervisors, last week on Oct. 15, awarded a bid for construction of a recreational access road for the Shiloh Park project to W.C. Spratt, Inc., of Fredericksburg, in the amount of $129,361. The recreational access road will run from the end of Henry Griffin Road (Route 704) down to the park’s parking area. The cost of the paved road is being paid by state funds. The funding was successfully sought from state grant funding, approved and appropriated by Supervisors in June from the State Recreational Road Access Fund, and administered by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The approved amount was up to $195,000 in grant funds to go toward design and construction, which is 100 percent reimbursable from the state, with no local matching funds required.

But, county supervisors and the committee don’t want the trees, since planting two clumps of three trees each in front of the historic building would also screen the public’s view of the building from US 301. Smith also said the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association had also weighed in against the tree screening idea. The Ralph Bunche Advisory committee had been established by Supervisors over a year ago at the request of the alumni group. The committee is charged to make specific recommendations to the board for future uses to be put to the former school building. After uses are recommended to Supervisors, a final use plan is adopted, and the building gets a needed renovation. All involved want the building to be visible to the public as a historic building, and also to those in the future who wish to visit it or attend events held there. BACKGROUND According to Smith, a representative from Dominion Power had contacted Travis Quesenberry, county administrator in August. It was referred to Smith as a county member of the committee. Smith subsequently met with Dominion Power representatives at the school site and talked about what

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What a difference a year makes What a difference a year makes. Just after Mitt Romney lost his race against President Obama many in the Republican Party began asking the question, “where to next?” This prompted a lot of soul searching. The Chairman of the National Republican Committee e v e n David S. Kerr commissioned a study to recommend ways for the party to better connect with the voters. There was something wrong with the Republican brand, and the party, in a unique bit of introspection, wanted to find a new course. These were big words, and they were compelling. Many Republicans talked about the importance of reaching out to Hispanics and African-Americans. They also wanted to improve their standing with women voters. At the same time, worried that they weren’t succeeding in repealing the Affordable Care Act, some thought that maybe it was time to try a

different strategy. Perhaps the better approach was to work to change and even improve what they considered to be a flawed initiative. It was a heady few months, but almost as rapidly as this soul searching and quest for a new direction began, it ran out of steam. However, it would be wrong to say there wasn’t some progress. Republican and Democratic members of the Senate worked together to craft and pass an immigration reform bill. This was important if the GOP was to expand its appeal with Hispanic voters. Unfortunately, when the bill got to the House it stalled. The GOP majority, and in particular the Tea Party conservatives, weren’t receptive. Now, its unlikely that an immigration reform bill will ever be passed. Sadly, the image of the Republican Party being anti-Hispanic and antiimmigrant remains firmly in place. With over 50 million Americans, all potential voters, having Hispanic roots, this isn’t good politics. African-Americans didn’t fare much better. After the 2012 election, there was talk about reaching out to black voters, but the reality was that legislatures with GOP majorities, including North Carolina, Virginia,

and even Pennsylvania and Ohio, went the extra mile to create twists and turns in the voting laws to help discourage African-American voters. It was shameful and further damaged the Republican Party’s already battered image with black voters. Women didn’t do much better. Again, primarily in states with Republican-dominated legislatures, statehouses passed a series of highly restrictive abortion laws. In Virginia, in perhaps the most extreme example of this trend, the General Assembly almost passed a “personhood law” which could have led to banning birth control. It was great fodder for late night television. For many this was over the top and the result has been a precipitous decline in support for the GOP amongst women voters. Given that women voters outnumber men, this isn’t doing the Republicans any good at all. This was bad enough, but in what’s been a rough year for the GOP, things only got worse. Far from taking the talked-about positive approach to the Affordable Health Care Act, the Republican majority in the House decided it was all or nothing. They held up a continuing

resolution to fund the government until the President agreed to support defunding Obamacare. The outcome is one we know all too well. The government shutdown cost the American taxpayer $24 billion and ended with no change to the President’s signature domestic accomplishment. It’s hard to imagine how the Republicans could have a worse year. However, the Republican Party is still powerful. They control the House of Representatives, and though they may take some hits in 2014, they will probably hang onto to their majority. As for the Senate, currently controlled by Democrats, they could well win it back next year. But, that’s in the short term. They have already shown their weakness when it comes to winning national elections. During the past 21 years, covering six Presidential elections, the Republican Party has only won a majority in one of them. It won’t be that long until this trend finds its way into other elections. Unless they’re willing to expand their base and move away from their fondness for fringe politics, their future in the long term isn’t going to be a good one.

and encouragement for her in this sometimes thankless role will be of great value to her in showing your appreciation for the fine job she has done on our behalf. Margaret has in a short time gained the confidence and respect of the House leadership as a serious legislator and representative of the interests of the Northern Neck. She serves on the key committees of particular concern to our area, the Chesapeake, Agriculture and Natural Resources and Health, Welfare and Institutions Committees and has taken a keen interest in matters affecting the education of our children. She has made a particular effort to learn of the economic and national defense importance and to support the Northern Neck’s largest employer, the Dahlgren naval laboratories. She has patroned legislation aimed at bringing jobs to our rural community. At home Margaret is a careful and attentive listener to the needs and advice of her constituents and has made herself available whenever and wherever she can be of help. She is a busy and successful small businesswoman with significant responsibilities in her family-owned waterman’s business. Above all, she is a caring mother well acquainted with the concerns and needs of the families of the Northern Neck. Please turn out on election day and give Margaret Ransone your vote of confidence and appreciation. Robert R. Fountain Montross

There are plenty of questions about Terry McAuliffe’s character and business dealings. It is alleged that he as profited by millions of dollars from investments, while others invested in the same venture lost most or all of their investment. I wonder how that happened. From time to time, some of our elected officials disappoint us, and maybe it’s because we, the voters, do not look too carefully at the character and integrity of those for whom we cast our vote. I will vote for a good man, Ken Cuccinelli, on Nov. 5, and I hope that you will, too. John Heffernan King George

Letters to the Editor King George County Board of Supervisors/Service Authority Board of Directors To the Editor: After reading the articles submitted by my King George County Board of Supervisors/Service Authority Board representative Supervisor Brabo concerning the King George Service Authority, I talked to Scott Sweeney on 16 Oct 2013. One of my concerns is what will it take to get the fire hydrants in our community and others painted as per the Standards and Specifications Water Distribution System, King George County Service Authority King George County, Virginia Section H. Design Considerations – Fire Hydrants, Paragraph 4 on Page 14? My subdivision, Chatham Village, is over eight years old along with other subdivisions that are older are not painted correctly, so why wasn’t it part of the inspection process and why isn’t the county following its own governing documentation? Mr. Sweeney provided me a bunch of excuses, but no resolution to fixing the issue. I am reaching out to the Board of Supervisors who serves as the Directors for the Service Authority. I felt Mr. Sweeney adequately answered all of my questions, but he did not have any real plan for resolving my concerns since he stated it was a manpower issue more than a money issue. My second concern is what will it take to reduce the Service Authority debt fee customers pay? Early September 2013 the King George Service Authority board approved an updated 2014-18 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) totalling $6,612,500 over the next five years as a planning guide for upgrades to the water and waste water facilities for the current year and future years. There are no projects on the list to expand the areas served by the Service Authority. Instead, most of the projects are required to keep up with the state’s Department of Environmental regulations, which continue to become more stringent. The rest of the projects are to improve the county’s ISO rating. At Ms. Brabo’s September town hall meeting she suggested using a portion (2% out of the 4%) of the meals tax to help offset the $25 million debt which has accrued over the years. The meals tax is collected at restaurants by everyone who eats in a county restaurant. The restaurants are customers of the Public Service Authority (PSA) and the establishments can help offset the debt fee without any tax raises. With or without money gained from the meal tax those of us who receive services from the PSA will still see an increase in the debt fee to support the planned upgrades. Income from the meal tax will not prevent a rate increase but will help to reduce the overall increase. As Brabo has stated projects should be covered by all of the residents and not just the customers. In the long

run the entire county benefits from the improvements. Our children who attend public schools, day care facilities, churches, businesses in King George, and the YMCA are just a few to mention. This is not just about the current customers but the entire county. According to County documents and Scott Sweeney there are 11 areas covered by water and five covered by sewage. All the King George districts have a stake in the areas covered. I do not understand why the other board members do not support Ms. Brabo in trying to reduce the debt fee and other issues she brings up. On Nov. 26, 2012 Dale Sisson stated he wanted to remind people that Dahlgren falls into two districts. “There is also an at-large district for the county which encompasses everything and I think that’s one of the benefits. Each part of this county is represented by two members of this board here directly.” If that is the case why doesn’t he work with Ms. Brabo to solve this issue and others. This is a county issue and not an issue the 3900 customers (out of ~25,000 residents) of the county should pay for. Sisson also stated, “The regional bodies are an interesting beast. You’ve got a group of elected officials who really are chartered to represent their county as they see fit when they’re put on that board.” This may be the reason Dale Sisson doesn’t want to work with Ruby Brabo because he doesn’t see it fitting his objectives. The board of supervisors are elected to make decisions that will benefit the county as a whole and not an individual. Walter Volinic King George Support Margaret Ransone To the Editor: Regardless whom you plan to vote for on Tuesday 5 November, or whether you can’t stomach any of them, show up and vote for Margaret Ransone as our Delegate in the General Assembly. Quietly and competently doing her job as our representative, Margaret has had no part in the foolishness taking place in Washington or Richmond. While Margaret is unopposed for re-election our vote of confidence

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To the Editor: What should we look for in our elected representatives? I believe that any person seeking elected office should have unshakable convictions and be of good moral character. In Virginia, we have a principled candidate, namely Ken Cuccinelli, who stands steadfastly by his beliefs without wavering. He has made known his opposition to abortion and his support of the sanctity of life and has been criticized for holding such views. Conversely, his opponent openly supports the murder of the unborn babies and openly courts those who would have more compassion about the mistreatment of animals than the killing of the unborn.

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To the Editor: The upcoming Governor’s election on November 5 is a “no-brainer” for all small government, liberty and freedom loving Virginians. The difference between the candidates is stark. Terry McAuliff: • A DC partisan and BIG GOVERNMENT guy who will import Washington-style policies to Richmond. • Said he would shutdown state government if we do not expand Obamacare by spending an additional $3 Billion per year on Medicaid Expansion. • His rating with the NRA is a resounding “F” (limitations on how many guns/gun magazines you may purchase, to name a few) • He is anti Virginia’s coal industry (he was against it before he was for it….sound familiar?) and this will cost Virginia thousands of lost jobs and higher energy costs. • His business scandals include the so-called ”selling” of U. S. residency visas to wealthy foreigners who invested in his Green Tech company. (The plant was originally supposed to be in Virginia but went to Mississippi and 3 out of 4 visa recipients were from China….fact check VA Economic Development Partnership) And I could go on …. See LETTERS, page 11

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Update: Bid awarded for access road From page 1 Under VDOT requirements, the access road project was required to be bid separately from construction of the park, with references to the VDOT standards and specifications incorporated into access road contract documents. Spratt’s bid for the recreational access road was the lowest of six bids submitted for the project on Oct. 3. Spratt is the contractor that was also awarded the construction bid for the park in March, and began its work earlier this spring. At the same meeting last week, Supervisors also approved a change order in the park construction contract in the amount of $36,285 for construction of a 1.8-mile gravel pedestrian/fitness trail that will loop around the perimeter of the park. SUPERVISORS VIEW CONSTRUCTION Supervisors had a chance for a recent tour of the Shiloh Park site under construction at Purkins Corner earlier this month, prior to its regular board meeting on Oct. 1. Tim Smith, County Director of Parks & Recreation, was on hand to describe the park layout at the site to the four members of the five-member governing body who attended to view construction progress. At the board meeting that followed the Oct. 1 visit to the park site, the four Supervisors who attended the tour commented enthusiastically on the project. Shiloh Supervisor Cedell Brooks called it “awesome,” adding, “It’s a great asset to Shiloh, after the people in that area had lived with the landfill in that area for a number of years, and they were promised when that landfill closed and the land was reclaimed, that it would be a park. So

that’s a great asset to our area. And we look forward to when it will be open.” Supervisor Chairman Dale Sisson commented about the construction progress, adding, “As someone who saw that facility evolve from a really ancient landfill to something that has been totally reclaimed, and that property repurposed as a park, is really, really neat to me.” Sisson added, “I know it’s something that Cedell has worked on for many years, to bring a park to Shiloh, and for that part of the county, it’s much, much needed. Our fields are overused already. We know that bringing that resource online will be great for all citizens of King George.” Joe Grzeika said, “It’s going to be a very positive addition to our parks’ inventory for use by our citizens. I’m quite impressed with the status, and where we’re going with that.” John LoBuglio talked about the construction progress, adding, “It’s coming along, and it looks good.” WHAT’S INCLUDED FOR PARK CONSTRUCTION The rest of the current phase of the Shiloh Park construction includes a baseball field and multi-purpose fields with space for two full-size soccer fields, along with construction of: a parking lot, a service road from Henry Griffin Road to the wastewater treatment plant, concrete and asphalt walkways, storm sewer and storm water management basins, and erosion and sediment control measures. This first phase also includes equipping the park, ncluding the installation of the baseball infield, the pitcher’s mound and rubber bases; foul plate, field markings, foul poles, chainlink fencing, dugouts with benches and trash receptacles, soccer

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the power company had in mind to lessen the potential visual impact to Ralph Bunche School. Smith said the power company had wanted to take the action to offer trees due to a Department of Historic Resources environmental assessment of the new transmission main’s impact on Ralph Bunche, which is designated as a historic site. Dominion Power had indicated to Smith, and with representative

photographs provided at the meeting, that two of its new transmission main poles will be closely visible from the school. Smith said he has continued talks with Dominion Power and said they had offered to consider other mitigation offers. It was agreed that Smith be allowed to continue discussion with Dominion Power to see if they can come to an agreement about an alternative offer. Smith is expected to offer up another suggestion next month for a final decision.

goals, corner flags and bleachers. It also includes well construction, and installation of irrigation lines and a water reel, with Bermuda grass sprigging to be planted in the coming spring to grow over the summer months, with projected opening of the park next fall 2014. A gravel parking lot is planned to save expense. Likewise the former animal pound building and convenience center building are expected to be retained for use by Parks & Recreation for administration and storage, with future renovations. Future phases of construction will likewise include bringing more utilities to the site to enable construction of a concession and restroom building, along with field lighting, a pavilion and a playground. This is the same type of phased construction used at the Sealston Park. LOCATION Shiloh Park is being constructed near the center of the county on a 33acre site near Purkins Corner, with access from Henry Griffin Road, on the east side of Ridge Road (Route 205). The site is adjacent to the King George YMCA property, with a county administration complex nearby. A county trash convenience center is also nearby. The park location is at the site of the county’s former landfill, which was the first municipal solid waste site in the state to have all its waste removed and to achieve “Clean Closure” status from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) back in August 2007. In July 2008, DEQ terminated the requirement for any post closure care or monitoring. — Phyllis Cook

From page 1 into, saying, “That’s a topic we may want to ask Eric to go back to the Code and at least tell us as a Dillon Rule state, what the state allows to do, or not do there.” Being a Dillon Rule state translates to mean that localities only have the authority to take action on matters that are specifically spelled out in state law. “I don’t know how imminent the threat or concern is, I’m certainly hearing the rumblings, as well. Some of that may be some real discussion and some of it’s just some fears,” Sisson said. He added, “But either

From page 1 bombardiers on the B-17 Flying Fortresses more accurately acquire their targets during WWII, is on display. A propeller from the 1924 N-9 Seaplane, the first remotely controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that took off, flew maneuvers, and landed hangs above a wall mural of her flight team. A scale model of the A-1 Polaris Missile (circa 1957) stands a short distance from the first shell fired from the modern day Dahlgren electromagnetic Rail Gun. An exploded 2,700-pound blue shell tested at Dahlgren after the 1989 Number Two 16 inch 50 caliber gun turret explosion on the USS Iowa (BB-61) sits in front of a 1,900-pound shell also used in the 16 inch guns. The explosion killed 47 and resulted in controversial investigative findings. Retired and current employees from Dahlgren commands reminisced

Sheriff’s report Sept. 23 Smith, Victoria Chafon – Credit Card Fraud (2 times), Use Identification of Another to Impede Investigation Cooke, Brendon Joseph – False Information, Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation Sept. 24 Flood, Antyuan Jermane – Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation

Marijuana Willis, Arthur Eugene – Grand Larceny Sept. 29 Tibbs, Lawrence Albert – Driving Under the Influence Smith, Derrick Allen – Destruction of Property-Monument Harper, Layne Anderson Jr. – Driving Under the Influence Michel, Leonardo Rafael – Drive While Suspended Nelson, Crystal Shelita-Ann – Attempt to Commit Noncapital Offense, Concealment-Price Alter Merchandise

Sept. 27 Viands, David Allen – Drive While Suspended

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way, we need to know how to be prepared to address it.” He asked Gregory to do the research to provide Supervisors the guidance on what they can and cannot do. Brabo also said she’d been in contact with a member of the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors, which had successfully dissuaded a company from going forward with seeking a mining permit due to strict liability conditions inserted into a proposed special exception permit. Brabo said she would get and share additional information from Rockingham on the permit language.

She added, “We should at least know what our ordinances permit or don’t permit.” Joe Grzeika also agreed, saying, “I think it’s key that we look not only at our ordinances, but what the state Code is going to allow us to do or not do. Both have to be coupled, because zoning ordinances, county to county, are different.” Gregory agreed to provide a report, saying, “I’ll prepare an assessment about what the state of the law is, and then the board will be better prepared.” Such a report is expected to be presented publicly at an upcoming meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

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about their days onboard the base and shared sea stories with visitors. Retiree Dave Shelkey, test coordinator for Weapon A (Weapon ABLE) shared his memory of the USS Basilone (DD 824) that was at Dahlgren for weapons testing. “The destroyer arrived in the middle of winter,” said Shelkey. “The river was iced over when she made anchor.” He related that senior officers had been invited ashore and the anchored ship was running only on in-port power. During the evening the weather deteriorated and the winds picked up causing the ship to drag anchor. Since the river was iced over the movement of the ship was not immediately noticeable, but when it was discovered that the ship was moving the Basilone was already precariously close to the shoals. “An officer onboard ordered the engines to be restarted and the ship was powered up in time to keep the Basilone from running aground,” and Probation Brawley, Preston Carveil Jr. – Contempt of Court Oct. 5 Stephens, Charles Leslie – Fail to Appear on Misdemeanor Charge

said Shelkey. Dahlgren employees and other local citizens formed an interdependent bond through the years. “The community both on and near the base grew to be close knit,” said Jones. Many such as King George Supervisor Dale Sisson both work on the base and hold local public office. Both he and supervisor Ruby Brabo addressed the crowd. The late Ruth Herrink, publisher of The King George Journal was hailed as someone who worked tirelessly for the foundation and was a major force behind the effort to bring the museum to the area. Herrink died one week before the ribbon was cut to open the museum. The grand opening was set to coincide with the 95th anniversary of Dahlgren. Details about the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation and the Museum can be found at http:// DahlgrenMuseum.org/ Oct. 10 Van Deusen, Nancy Lynn – Assault and Battery Family Member Campbell, Anthony Jr. – Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation

Oct. 6 Davis, Linwood Jr. – Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery Family Member

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Oct. 12 King, Kenneth Eugene – Assault and Battery Family Member, Public Swearing or Intoxication Veit, Daniel James – Driving Under the Influence, Driving After Forfeiture of License

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Salt & Light king george church of god will be hosting their annual GLOW IN THE DARK party on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 7 -8:30 p.m. Ages 4 to 12. This community event is a fun, safe alternative to Halloween with games, prizes, cupcakes and punch! All children are welcome. Children with special needs are welcome. Please RSVP to wmhorner@gmail.com if your child has any special needs or dietary restrictions, so we can make accommodations. NO COSTUMES PLEASE. Bring loose change for the Coin Toss. All proceeds go to the Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry. The Church is located at 8095 Kings Highway, King George, VA (behind Food Lion Shopping Center). dahlgren united methodist church Sunday, Nov. 3, D-UMC will have one Blended Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate All Saints Sunday. Please join us for special music by the choir and praise band, and experience anew the Holy Spirit as we worship together honoring those who have gone before us. Sunday School will be from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. A Fellowship lunch will follow the Worship Service. Dahlgren United Methodist is located at 17080 14th Street, Dahlgren, VA on the corner of Route 206 and Rosedale Drive. macedonia baptist church will host their annual Family Friends/Fall Rally Day on Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Morris Oliver, of Shiloh New Site Baptist Church in F’brg will be the guest speaker. All are welcome. Macedonia BC is located at 1081 Macedonia Lane, Col. Beach.

shiloh baptist church will hold its annual Harvest Party Saturday, Oct. 26, from 3-5 p.m. Bring your entire family and friends for an evening of fun-filled activities. We will have food, candy, games, cake walks, hayrides, and crafts. We will also have a decorate-your-dad as the goofiest scarecrow contest. For more info, please contact Rev. Ray Tubbs, Minister of Children (children@ kgshiloh.org), or go to www.kgshiloh. org. The church is located at 13457 Kings Highway, KG.

fletcher’s chapel unted methodist church will celebrate a Homecoming Service on Sunday, Oct. 27. The festivities will begin with music by Bob Stone and the VA Gospel Singers at 10 a.m. Sunday morning worship will follow at 11 a.m. and a lunch will be served at noon. All are welcome. For more information contact the Church office at (540) 775-7247 or visit the Church website at www.fletcherschapelkinggeorge-va-org.

river of life pentecostal church will have a guest speaker on Oct. 27, during the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Carol Shell of Sterling. will be ministering. Lunch will follow the service. Church address: 510 Colonial Ave., Colonial Beach, (804) 224-8157.

KG Church of God is hosting a Deaf Concert, “He Speaks Life” on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. Come listen/watch: 3 Deaf Ministries, Praise Dance Team and a Mime. There will be a fellowship dinner after the concert. Love offering or donations welcome. For more information, please call Sheila (540) 623-2804 or email sgng4JS@verizon.net

trinity episcopal church will hold its fall yard and bake sale Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The huge, indooroutdoor event will benefit Trinity’s community outreach program, which provides food and other assistance to individuals and families in financial need. The indoor sale will feature many rooms of collectibles, antiques, jewelry, linens, books, toys, infant furniture, dishes and glassware, household items, small appliances and electronics, great fall and winter clothes and accessories for all ages, and freshly baked seasonal goodies! The outdoor sale will feature bikes, furniture, tools, games, sports equipment and much more. Trinity is located at the corner of William St. and College Ave., across from the University of Mary Washington. For further information, call (540) 2730653.

first baptist church of ambar continues their Wednesday noon prayer services with Scripture readings. Please join them for an hour of reflection and revitalizing. The Church is located at 9469 Caledon Rd. KG (540) 775-3939. dahlgren united methodist church Little Lambs Bible Story and Art Time is a Free “parent & me” style group for ages 0-5 years to meet once a month. Dates have been scheduled as follows: Nov. 1; Dec. 6; Jan. 17; Feb. 7; March 7; April 4 and May 2. For more information please call the church office at (540)6632230.

What does the Bible say about the role of thanksgiving in our worship? “Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.” Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7. As citizens of these United States we have been especially blessed by the God of Heaven. We have the unique privilege among all the inhabitants of the earth to celebrate a most singular holiday, the day of national thanksgiving. The very idea of Thanksgiving Day begs the question to any thinking person, “Thanksgiving to Whom?” May Christians ever celebrate this holiday by giving public testimony as the Psalmist says, “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God.” The two part outline of Psalm 95 is quite simple. The redeemed people ought to worship their God and not to test Him by disobeying Him. Real worship is a thanksgiving that is vibrant and alive. There is no room for tepid praise. The very first verse of Psalm 95 calls believers to sing (literally “a ringing cry”). Shouting joyfully to the Rock of our salvation allows for no “pale pastels.” Every hostess on Thanksgiving Day can tell the difference between perfunctory thanks for her labors of love as compared to the real hearty enjoyment of the food she provided accompanied by sincerest praise for her culinary skills! Does our God, the Rock of salvation, deserve less when He has loved us so much?

The psalmist puts forth a pair of reasons for which to give thanks and praise to God. First, He is the great God (vs. 3-5). Second, He is our God (vs. 6-7). Just how great is He? The psalmist declares that He is the great King above all gods. In this day, in this great land, we have substituted modern “gods” for the pagan gods of the past. Pagan gods were very localized and associated with particular places, customs, and superstitions. Our modern gods are associated with compartmentalized securities, pleasures, successes, and diversions. Our “false god” is anything that tends to rob the Living God of His rightful place and due devotion. The Living God cannot be relegated by His subjects to a special holyday, feigned lip service, or conceived as an ever-in-the-ready rescue service awaiting your personal beck and call. He is the One Who personally formed the valleys in the deepest seas and the craggy majesty of the highest hills. All we survey is His. And we are part of His creation, in fact, the supreme part of His creation. If the far off “heavens declare the glory of God” ought not we who know Him be the most articulate and outspoken of all? If you have Psalm 95 open before you, take the time to notice the “hands” of the Rock of our salvation. Verse 4 says, “In His hand are the deep places of the earth.” Verse 5 says, “His hands formed the dry land.” Then, notice verse 7, “For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.” The hand of God encompasses all the mysteries of creation, touches the very earth upon which we stand, and gently cares for each of His own. He is not only The Great God, but He is

By rick crookshank Our God! For this reason, “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker!” Though mankind is the crown of His creation, it is the redeemed individual that is the special beneficiary of His Almighty care, and is the apple of His eye! You have been, and continue to be, the recipient of His most extraordinary shepherding ministrations. Now, can you give forth ringing praise and come before His presence with thanksgiving? Hebrews 13:20-21 intones, “Now may the God of peace Who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Trust and obey. By Rick Crookshank Pastor, Hanover Baptist Church Hanoverbaptistchurch.org

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Please contact Susan Muse at (540) 775-7733 for more information Please contact Susan Muse at (540) 775-7733 for more information

Our Doors are Open -Worship With Us Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist

8330 Fletcher's Chapel Rd. at 218

Pastor Michael Reaves fletcherschapel-kinggeorge-va.org Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

(540) 775-7247

17080 14th Street, Dahlgren Contemporary Service - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Traditional Service - 11 a.m. Nursery open 9:15a.m.-12:15p.m.

Pastor Ed Johnson

email - office@dahlgrenumc.org web site - www.dahlgrenumc.org Phone: 663-2230

Good Hope Baptist Church

17223 Good Hope Rd. - corner Rt. 218E & 619 phone: 540-775-9487 fax: 540-775-0600 www.goodhopeministries.org

• Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. • Worship - 11:00 a.m. • Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. • 5th Sundays - Union & Nursing Home Worship “Building the Church & Reaching the World for Christ”

7748 Leedstown Rd., Oak Grove, VA 22443 (804) 224-0418 • www.lzbcva.org

We invite you to gather together with us! Sunday School - 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Earl T. Howerton Jr.

Macedonia Baptist Church 1081 Macedonia Ln., Colonial Beach, VA (804) 224-1500 "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His Name together."

Shiloh Baptist Church Reaching, Building, Serving

Sunday Activities Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. AWANA, 4:00 p.m. Youth Group, 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Nights Rev. Mike and Earlene Jessee Family Night Dinner, 5:30 Youth Study; Children’s Missions & Music, 6:00 facebook@kgshiloh Choir Practice, 7:15 13457 Kings Hwy. 540-469-4646 • www.kgshiloh.org

Oak Grove Baptist Church

Randall Snipes, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.& 11 Awana-Sundays-6 p.m. Bible Study-Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. 8096 Leedstown Rd. Colonial Beach, VA

804-224-9695

Colonial Beach United Methodist Church Pastor Rev. Yunho Eo

9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Informal Hymn Singing 11 a.m. Worship & Children’s Sunday School Food Pantry open Thursdays at 10 a.m. Op Shop Open M-F 9 a.m.-noon (Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.) 1 Washington Avenue PO Box 189 Colonial Beach, VA 22443 (804) 224-7030

Two Rivers Baptist Church Meeting at their new church

Sunday School ..............9:30 a.m. Worship........................10:30 a.m. COME VISIT US • ALL ARE WELCOME

Rev. Peyton Wiltshire

For Information call 540-775-3244

Round Hill Baptist Church Worship & Service

16519 Round Hill Rd., King George, VA Pastor Ted A. James • 540-775-5583

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Little Ark Baptist Church “Building God’s Kingdom On Earth”

"Pastor Larry" M. Robinson Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Sunday School - 9 a.m. (New Testament Church Study) Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study 6 p.m. 15681 Owens Dr. in Dahlgren, VA Church Phone: (540) 663-2831

Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish

Where all are welcome. Sunday Services:

The Rev. St. John's, 9403 Kings Hwy. Diane Carroll 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays Rector Phone: 540-775-3635

Emmanuel, Port Conway (Rt. 301) 3rd & 5th Sundays

For more information, visit our website at:

www.hanover-with-brunswick.com

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436

(804) 443-4168

Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Rev. Irving Woolfolk, Jr.

Services Early Worship - 8 a.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. AM Worship - 11 a.m. PM Worship - 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study - 7 p.m.

AWANA Teens - Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Clubbers - Fridays 6:30 p.m. Dr. Sherman Davis, Senior Pastor 540-775-7188 www.tbckg.org 10640 Kings Hwy - 1 mi. west of 301

Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. (Sunday) Sunday School - 9:15 a.m. Nursery Provided Seeking to know the grace of God and to make it known to others. Dave Bentz, Pastor Jason Schubert, Associate Pastor 13114 Kildee Farm Road King George, VA 22485 (off 301 and Blue Jay Meadow Drive)

Ph. (540) 775-9990 • email: info@gracekg.com web site www.gracekg.com

Potomac Baptist Church Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. Age Graded Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.

All are Welcome! (540) 775-7006

Pastor: Dennis L. Newton 8103 Comorn Rd. (Rt. 609) King George

A church where the Full Gospel is Preached, Taught and Lived

First Baptist Church Ambar

9469 Caledon Rd., King George, VA22485 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Pastor Wm. T. Frye

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Daily Mass: Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. Adoration precedes each morning Mass

HANOVER BAPTIST CHURCH

Confession: Sat. following 8:00 a.m. Mass & at 4:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass

Bible School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service 11 a.m. Evening Bible Study 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.

Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 www.elizant.org • 804-224-7221

Trinity United Methodist Church

9425 Kings Hwy., King George www.trinitykg.org

Contemporary Service ~ 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ~ 9:30 p.m. Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. (540) 775-4501 Rev. Susan Reaves

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

You're invited to worship with

Tabernacle Baptist Church

(540) 663-3085 ✝ Rev. Jim May

Sunday Masses: Sat. 5:00 p.m. Sun. 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 p.m. (español)

Intersection of Rokeby and Kings Hwy. (Rt. 3)

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

5486 St. Paulʼs Road, King George

Very Rev. Francis M. de Rosa Rev. Mark Mullaney

804-493-7407

www.cbumc.org

Sunday Worship at 8 am and 10 am

Corner of Lossing and Boundary, Colonial Beach

Sunday- Holy Communion 11 a.m. Meeting at Grant Church in Lerty, VA

"A Church where everybody is somebody!"

www.stpaulskgva.org

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church

Traditional Anglican Worship 1928 Book of Common Prayer 1940 Hymnal

Morning Worship ~ 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ~ 9:45 a.m. Morning/Children's Worship ~ 11 a.m. Wed. - Bible Study ~ 6:00 p.m.

(Psalm 34:3)

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study: (Wed.) 7 p.m. Holy Communion on 4th Sundays Rev. Fred Sales, Interim Pastor

Holy Redeemer Anglican Church

Corner of Millbank & St. Anthony’s Rd., King George

Very Rev. Francis M. de Rosa Rev. Mark Mullaney Sat. 7:00 p.m. Vigil Sunday Masses: Sun. 8:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m 12:45 p.m. Tridentine Mass Daily Mass: Mon. Thur. Fri. & Sat. 9:00 a.m. Tues. 7:00 a.m. Wed. 7:00 p.m. Adoration before each morning Mass Confession: Wed. 7:30 p.m. Sat. after 9:00 a.m. Mass & at 6:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass

Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 www.elizant.org • 804-224-7221

"At the Heart of King George County with King George County In Our Hearts"

Rev. Rick Crookshank 10312 Hanover Church Rd.KG

(540) 775-5081 www.hanoverbaptistchurch.org

“The church is the great lost and found department” - Robert Short

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The King george ChurCh of ChrisT inviTes you To meeT wiTh us

Each Sunday Morning BiBle Class: 9:30 a.m. Worship serviCes: 10:30 a.m.

Location: american Legion Post 89 (at the intersection of rt 206 and rt 610)

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SPC Jeffrey W. Lawrence II

SPC Jeffrey W. Lawrence II, 26, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Jeffrey graduated with honors from James Monroe High School in 2005. He loved his pets, cars, music, enjoyed electronics, and was an avid Washington Redskins fan. He served in the US Army as an 11B from July 2007 to October 2013. He deployed w i t h the 2nd Infantr y D i v i s i on , H H C 1-17th Infantry Brigade in Afghanistan from July 15, 2009 to July 14, 2010 as a Recon Scout. Jeffrey earned the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Drivers Mechanic Badge (Expert), Recruiting Badge, Weapons Badge (Expert), and the Army Physical Fitness Badge. Jeffrey is survived by his wife of six years, Jennifer; mother and stepfather, MaryAlice and Thad Dobbert; sister, Rachael Robey; three brothers, Nicholas and Brandon Robey and Jaxson Dobbert; mother-in-law, Tamara

Mangan; father-in-law, Donald Mangan; sister-in-law, Julianne Mangan and her fiancé, Bryan Medicus; grandparents, Angelo and MaryAnne Christiano and Howard William Lawrence; and numerous family and friends. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Michael Robey and grandmother, Betty Lawrence. Jeffrey’s family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. A funeral Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 18825 Fuller Heights Road, Triangle. Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, Jeffrey’s family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject. org in honor of SPC Jeffrey William Lawrence II. Online condolences may be expressed to Jeffrey’s family at foundandsons.com.

Mary Grubb Moschler

Mary Grubb Moschler, 84, went to be with the Lord October 15, 2013 in Hampton, Virginia. She was born June 16, 1929 in Chatham, VA. She is preceded in death by her parents Ed & Mabel Grubb, her husband of 51 years, Leland Moschler, and her daughter Joan Moschler Allensworth. She is survived by her 2 sons, Glenn Moschler (Bridget), of Newport News, Charles Moschler (Mija), of Williamsburg, and 1 daughter, Susan Ballenger (Rick), of Dahlgren VA, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. The family received friends on Friday October 18, 2013 at Scott Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Chatham Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Warnock officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Burial Park in Chatham. Scott Funeral Home in Chatham is serving the Moschler family. Online guestbook can be found at scottfuneralhomechatham.com. “As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.” ~Author Unknown Happy 18th Birthday

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We think of you, miss you dearly and wish that you were here to celebrate your 18th birthday with family and friends. Have a wonderful birthday in Heaven.

Thursday, Oct. 24

“The Woman’s Club of KG will meet on Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker is Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, Curator of the King George Museum. Women, from King George and surrounding area, interested in attending please call 540-775-7878.”

Saturday, Oct. 26

KG FFA Chapter to hold its 4th Annual Farm & Construction Toy Show and Sale. To be held in the KGHS gym. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call (804) 445-5468 for more info. Zombie Run starts at 5 p.m. at the KG-YMCA. 1.5 mile obstacle fun run for the end of times. Call (540) 775-9622 for more details. KG Health Fair supporting the Foundation Fighting Blindness. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Dahlgren WalMart. Tables include: vision screening, diagnostic visual deficiency, Eye Care of VA, blood pressure checks, ODU, Rotary Club, KG-YMCA, KG Family Chiropractic & PT, Teri Gallagher Therapeutic Massage, Body Key Weight Mgt Consultant, face painting and more. Call (540) 6040258 for more info. History Walk on the Boardwalk starts at 6 p.m. at Colonial Beach. To benefit The Museum. $10 donation requested to participate. Contact Patti at pathansley@aol.com or call (804) 761-7836. Come join in the “spooky” fun at the Newland RCVFD #3 Firehouse. from 5:30-7 p.m. It’s a FIRE SAFETY HALLOWEEN PARTY. 587 County Bridge Rd. Food, Games, Cakewalk, Costume Contest, Fire Safety Educational Materials and more. Admission: One non-perishable food item per person to benefit a local food bank. Come have lots of fun and laughs. Performances will be in the auditorium at the Library, 1201 Caroline St. F’brg.

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CRRL in F’brg will present the play, “The Woman in Black” as performed by The Rude Mechanicals. 7:30 p.m.. For more info email thearts@fredfest.org or call (540) 374-5040. Tickets are $10 at the door, and $5 for students. There will also be a performance on Sat. 11/2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 11/3 at 6 p.m.

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Caledon Art & Wine Festival 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy the local flavors here in King George, VA – regional art, wine and food. Find those perfect, unique holiday gifts created by local artisans and savor the flavors of Virginia wines on the beautiful rolling lawns of the historic Smoot House. Hayrides will take visitors through the lovely autumn woods of the park. Wine tasting and souvenir glass $10 per person (ID required). Sorry, no outside food or coolers. Parking is $5. Event is sponsored by the Friends of Caledon State Park with proceeds benefit park educational programs. Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George, VA 22485. (540) 663-3861 • http:// www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/ cal.shtml.

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KG P&R Halloween Funfest KGP&R Halloween Funfest will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 6-8 p.m. For children ages 12 and under, the event will feature games and prizes; flashlight egg hunt; costume judging and awards; a donut eating game and more fun. Sponsored by the KG Optimist Club and KGP&R, this annual event is fun for everyone. Cost is $4 per child. Call (540)7754386 for more details.

Great Pumpkin Race KG P&R invites you to comeout on October 25 for the annual “Great Pumpkin Race” and Flashlight Scramble to be held at Barnesfield Park. Bring your flashlight to the Park at 6 p.m. The Great Race starts at 7 p.m. Dinner special BBQ or Hot Dogs for sale. Pre register by Thursday, October 24th. FREE!Have fun looking for the “Great Pumpkin” and numerous pumpkins and eggs for prizes. At least 25 prizes in the $15-$25 value. Call (540) 775-4386.

CB Museum Events Saturday Oct. 26 at The Museum at 1 p.m. is a Scarecrow Festival. Come to The Museum and build a scarecrow. Material to make a face, a scarecrow frame, stuffing material and refreshments will be provided. Bring materials to dress your scarecrow head to toe and markers and paints to decorate the face and any other supplies (ropes, stapler) needed to put your scarecrow together. The scarecrows will be on display through November, weather permitting.The price is $20.00 per team/family. For tickets and additional information contact The Museum at (804) 224-3329 or Patti at (804) 761-7836.

Spend Halloween in the Spooky Town of Montross There will be strong spirits rising and treats galore if you survive the haunting time in the Town of Montross on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31: • The O’Gara Group along with W&L High School and the Westmoreland County Museum will be holding their “Haunted House and Trunk or Treat” at the O’Gara facilities, 18047 King’s Highway, across from the Food Lion. The Haunted House, with an admission fee of $5.00 (donated to the high school) will be open from 6-9 p.m. The Trunk or Treat will be on Halloween only from 6-8 p.m. in the fenced parking lot. • The Regional Library’s Montross Branch will have its “Scary Storytelling” from 6:30-8 p.m. and will have a special Costume Judging that will begin at 7 p.m. • “Trick or Treating” in Montross will be from 6-8 p.m. • From 7:30-9 p.m., the Westmoreland County Museum and the Inn at Montross will offer a “Things That Go Bump in the Night” bonfire with scary tales from the area in addition to showing the movie, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” that will begin at nightfall. The Museum will provide

s’mores set-ups for the bonfire. • The Inn will be offering a special “Bones and Brew” menu inside, and outside they will be providing free Gingerbread Skeleton Cookies, Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers, Candy Corn and Spooky Hand Punch. The Inn will also offer a variety of wonderful foods available for purchase. These include Fried Oysters, Wings, Monrovia Beef Stew and Biscuits, Cheese Nachos and Helle’s Hot Chocolate. • The O’Gara Group will again offer the “Haunted House” tour on both Nov. 1 and 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm to make sure that everyone has had at least one last opportunity to be properly frightened. On Nov. 1• Second bonfire and movie night from 7:30 -9 p.m.at the Inn at Montross and the Westmoreland County Museum with more great foods and drinks at the Inn. • Also, Northern Neck Chevrolet will host “Friday Night under the Lights” from 6:30 till 9:30 pm with live music by “Lickety Splitz,” free hot dogs, sodas, cookies, popcorn and hot cider. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. For additional information contact Brianna Morris at (804) 493 8440 or by email at wcmuseum@verizon.net.

KGHS Class of ‘63 Celebrates Big 50

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The KGHS Class of 1963 held its 50th reunion at Brock’s Riverside Grill in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on Sept. 21. Attending were 24 classmates, along with 12 significant others and guests. Front row (l to r): Eileen Mahoney Kirby-Smith, Brenda Headley Conley, Suzanne Allensworth Headley, and Cynthia King Miller; second row: Emily Rick Parry, Kathryn Harris Andrews, Martha Jarvis Quann, Terry Garner, Janice DeLoach Shelton, Joyce Eller Fines, Gary Elmlund, and Tom Franklin; third row: Rebecca Graves, Byrd Newton, Lucille Cascio Cralle, William Purks, and Cassie Zepp Crowder; fourth row: Eugene Mullen, Pauly Warren Hollingsworth, and Ronna Hayes Mason; back row: Richard Headley, Judy Merryman Harding, Helen Hanzel Moyer, and Kathy Kasdorf Purks.

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Area Deaths Diane Gosch Indseth of King George County died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at home. She was born Dec. 5, 1941, and raised in Huron, S.D. She was the daughter of Herbert Gosch and Fern Humphrey and the older sister of Ralph Gosch. Her father, Herbert, was a military pilot who died serving his country during World War II. She and her brother, Ralph, were raised by their mother, Fern, with the support of their extended family. Diane considered herself fortunate to have her uncle, Hubert H. Humphrey, as a father figure while growing up. She retired from the U.S. Post Office, where she served King George County as a rural mail carrier from 1984 to 2001. She was a devout Christian who loved caring for those who could not care for themselves. She served as a member and volunteer at Grace Church of Fredericksburg and Life Church of King George. She was an unwavering supporter of the Tea Party. She absolutely adored her puppies, Cee-Cee, Kota and Bumpers--who became her ‘kids’ after her children grew up. Diane was a loving mother to her children and, above all, her undying love for them is what she would have wanted to be remembered for. Diane is survived by five children, Kimberly Jumper of Pensacola, FL, Mark Indseth of King George, Skip Davis of King George, Mike Indseth of King George and Kristi Robinette of Bowling Green. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and her brother, Ralph Gosch of Huron, SD. Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Please sign the online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

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Mary’s Cakery and Candy Kitchen celebrates 15 years Richard Leggitt Mary and Jim Deatherage have lived in King George for most of their adult lives and for all of their 35 years of marriage. Mary has been baking since she was a teenager and Jim likes to point out that he had one of Mary’s cakes long before he actually met Mary. And Jim is not the only fan of Mary’s cooking. That’s why Mary’s Cakery and Candy Kitchen, the King George store owned by Mary and Jim, has become the largest privately owned candy store in the state of Virginia as it nears its 15th anniversary. “Jim and I chose King George for our business because we had an established customer base here already,” Mary said. “I had been selling cakes from our home in King George for over 25 years before opening our store. In fact, some of my longtime customers helped us make the move into the store, as did friends and family.” “My mother was an amazing baker and I learned

cake decorating from her,” Mary said. “She used to give classes on cake decorating and I eventually followed in her footsteps before the store was opened. I still use some of her recipes in the store today and many longtime customers remember my mother’s work fondly.” “We opened the store in August of 1998; this year marks our fifteenth anniversary,” Mary said. Mary and Jim established their store in King George because this is their home and because they believe many of their friends and customers would have been disappointed if they had located anywhere else. “Many, many people - some perfect strangers - put in a lot of time and energy to help establish this store,” Mary said. That kind of community support has helped Mary’s Cakery grow to the point that it now has a showroom of about 2300 square feet. “We manufacture approximately 90 to 95 percent of all the chocolates sold in the store,” Mary said. “We are about to set up a nostalgic section with

many candies from the past, and several people have asked for old time favorites and I am getting ready to carry them.   We also currently wholesale our chocolates to the Virginia State Parks and to numerous small businesses throughout the Northeast. One of our appeals is that we can customize our chocolates for almost any occasion or business.”  Mary said her greatest reward is “watching the joy and pleasure on people’s faces when they come in and taste our delicious treats and receive our uniquely decorated cakes. I truly love what I do.” And her dream is “to grow enough that we can rebuild and open a tourist attraction so people can come in and watch the candy making in progress. We do currently offer small chocolate demonstrations to school groups and others upon request.” Mary’s Cakery and Candy Kitchen is located at 10305 Indiantown Rd., King George, just behind the BB&T Bank. The phone number is 540-775-9350. The webpage is: www.maryscakeryandcandy.com

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Seafood and fun are on the menu at Steamers Richard Leggitt Fredericksburg area businessman Edward Burrow was having dinner at a busy restaurant in Dahlgren several years ago and was impressed with the steady flow of customers. That dinner led to the opening of Steamers Seafood Grill and Bar, a restaurant that is a fun, popular place for residents of King George and travelers on U.S. 301. “It was on the eve of Thanksgiving and I noticed how busy they were,” Burrow said. “It’s not typical for a restaurant to be busy on the eve of Thanksgiving. So I did more investigating on others days and nights of the week. I also looked up traffic counts for Route 301. I then decided that this area was probably a hidden treasure. Shortly after signing our lease I heard about WalMart coming across the street. Then I knew I had made the right decision” Burrow, a graduate of North Stafford High School, is experienced in the operation of a seafood restaurant and knows what it takes to be successful.

“I owned and operated SKORZ Seafood & Buffett in Fredericksburg from 1995 to 2005.” Burrow also opened his first Steamers restaurant in Fredericksburg in 2003 and then the Dahlgren Steamers in 2011. The Dahlgren Steamers has been a hit with its “always fresh, always fun” menu. Whether patrons are looking for snow crab legs, steamed spiced shrimp, raw oysters or a beer and NFL football, Steamers is the place to go. The menu also offers garden fresh salads, chowders, sandwiches, pasta and a wide variety of steamed, broiled or grilled seafood entrees served in a bright, happy atmosphere. At Steamers, there is plenty of turf to so with the surf. You can add a sirloin steak to any of the reasonably priced entrees for $9.99 and there are also burgers, Teriyaki steak skewers and baby back ribs. There is a broad range of beers available, which you can order by the mug, bottle or bucket. Desserts include key lime pie, strawberry shortcake, peanut butter pie and bread pudding. “All of our food is made fresh to

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order,  every appetizer, soup, salad, and  entree  we serve  is made fresh to order,” Burrow said. “All of our soups and sauces are prepared from scratch daily and our seafood is hand-breaded to order.   All of our pastas are made fresh to order from scratch. You will also never find a microwave in our kitchen!” Since it opened two years ago, the Dahlgren Steamers has been a winner for its customers and a reward for Burrow. “The most satisfying part of operating my business is knowing the quality and value we can offer our customers and watching the smiles on their faces as they indulge in our fresh seafood and made-to-order menu,” Burrow said. “Also, since we have been so successful, I enjoy giving back to our communities with fund raisers and local charity events.”  Steamers offers daily and nightly specials every day of the week. It is family oriented with kids eating free every Saturday and Monday. “We offer an express lunch menu for $5 Monday through Friday, Happy Hour Monday through Friday from

11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. We offer Karaoke on Friday nights after 9 p.m.” “When you want an island experience without leaving town just come to Steamers Seafood,” Burrow said. “We bring the island getaway right to your neighborhood from our friendly staff to our fresh food and exotic cocktails.” Steamers is located on U.S. 301, across from Wal-Mart. The restaurant’s webpage is steamersseafood.net.  

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King George celebrates homecoming win over Knights Doug Davant A decision by Spotsylvania to remove a three-point field goal and the initial lead on a fourth down play would prove to be a harbinger of a thorough beat down as the King George Foxes seized the momentum after snuffing out the visiting Knights’ try for a touchdown and went on to post a 37-7 homecoming victory Friday night. The Foxes’ defense was so dominant that Spotsylvania was held completely scoreless until the waning moments of the fourth quarter, when both teams were substituting their benches. Leading the way for King George was running back Jordi Estes, who notched a pair of touchdowns and recorded almost 80 yards in running real estate. Foxes’ quarterback Cory Henderson and receiver Jacoby White also got into the scoring.

Henderson’s first score came on a 27-yard rainbow spiral to White on a hook pattern that left Knight defenders looking like beached mackerels sucking air. The Foxes Foxes scored in every quarter of the game. And every drive, except for two, which were thwarted Knights by penalties and required a punt, was a successful one. With the victory, King George moved into contention for the title in the AAAA Battlefield District crown. The game also was the second one of the week. King George met and defeated arch rival James Monroe last Monday night in what was a make-up

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contest due to a weather-related postponement. The Spotsylvania game began with the Knights first showing signs of a contest as the Knights moved steadily from their opening kickoff reception at the 40-yard line. And two first downs later, it was the Knights threatening in the red zone at the 26yard line. But the bid ended behind a wall of blue Foxes jerseys, and the Knights lined up for a field goal try. The attempt was a good one, as the scoreboard flashed the three-point lead, but the field goal also resulted in a 15-yard penalty on the Foxes for roughing the kicker and the Knights opted to take the points off the board and try for a touchdown instead. It was a wrong decision. Knights’ quarterback Blair Lawson was first sacked and then picked off by Foxes defensive back Antwan

Brown and King George was in business for its initial drive. That drive quickly saw six plays to the 27-yard line on the Foxes’ side of the field where Henderson hooked up with White for the game’s first score. From that point on it was all King George. A Spotsylvania fumble put the Foxes in threatening position again in the second quarter, and Henderson threw for his second touchdown, finding Markiece Johnson on a fade pattern in the left corner of the end zone from the 15-yard line. Estes took over the scoring for the Foxes at that point as he recorded his two rushing touchdowns on an initial 24-yard scamper and 16-yard burst up the middle. King George also scored on a safety as the Foxes’ defenders got in the act when Lawson was pulled down in the Knights’ endzone by Foxes’ defensive end Juwan Parker.

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Along with a host of sports programs at KGMS, the cheer team is an inspiration to the King George community.

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Thanks to the efforts of Jennifer Archambault, the sport of cheerleading is alive and thriving at King George Middle School (KGMS). With an enthusiastic group of 18 cheerleaders made up of 7th and 8th graders cheering for both the basketball and football teams, the current team of girls will have 1-2 years of organized middle experience before they enter the high school. Many of the Foxes have cheered for the King George Youth Athletic Association. Long before the girls learn the basics of the sport, Archambault spends a lot of time over the summer months conditioning aspiring middle school cheerleaders. Archambault

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bault does not emphasize that aspect of the sport. However, some cheerleaders enter the program with tumbling skills that were learned from gymnastics. Her team focuses on cheering and stunting. “Although it’s kind of intimidating for younger girls to enter the program, I want to get everybody involved,” Archambault said. “I don’t want to shut anyone out of an opportunity to be a part of the KGMS cheer team.” Tumbling, and complex cheer routines are skills learned on the high school varsity and junior varsity level. In light of the current success (2013 Conference championship) of the varsity program, the middle school cheer program will serve as a vital stepping stone for all girls who wish to take their cheer skills to the next level.

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is both head coach, and the original founder of the program. After starting the program in 2008, she soon moved up to coaching on both King George High School junior varsity and varsity programs. After a brief parental sabbatical leave, she returned this year to lead the middle school program. Passionate about the sport since her early years as a middle school, high school, and college cheerleader, Archambault is adamant about each participant embracing the spirit of the game, and expressing school pride, while uplifting the spirits of their fellow classmates. “They must remember that it is their peers, school, and community that they are cheering for,” Archambault said. As far as the complex issue of tumbling, although it’s a plus, Archam-

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KGYAA tackle football season continues at Sealston Elementary Staff Reports After its traditional participation in the annual Fall Festival parade two weekends ago, the King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) resumed its 2013 tackle football regular season last Saturday at Sealston Elementary School. Battling in the first game of the day were the Jr. Bandits (1-5) and Mustangs, with the Mustangs (5-1) ultimately prevailing behind a total team effort, 28-14. Submitting noteworthy performances for the Bandits were Jaylon Baylor, Josiah Buckner, and Trey McLaughlin. The season’s biggest upset (so far) occurred in the day’s second contest, as the Blue Devils (2-4) shocked the previously first-place Warriors (4-2), 30-6. The Blue Devils credit their heard-earned victory to a complete team effort. Top performers for the Warriors in the loss were DeVante Gaines, Aidan Parr, and Kyle Reviello. In Saturday’s first Rookie division game, the Rattlers (2-4) avenged an earlier season loss to the Pride (1-5), by edging them 16-12. Leading the way for the Rattlers were Dominic Deloatch, Devin Quick, and Jhirmaine Parks. Pacing the Pride were Sean Bishop, Chase Gaines, and Austin Webster. In the day’s final contest at Sealston, the first place River Hawks (60) bested the surging Pirates (3-3), 12-0. Top performers for the River Hawks were Jamari Cox, Zach DeBenedetto, and Aiden Martinez. Leading the Pirates in the loss were Landon Harris, Mason Medley, and Dylan Truxon. The KGYAA JV Mavericks (32), participating as they are this season in the Rappahannock River Youth Football League (RRYFL), travelled to Maury Field to face the

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Jr. Blue Devils running back Matt Rose had a big day rushing against the Warriors. The Blue Devils upset the first place Warriors, 30-6, this past weekend at Sealston Elementary School. addition to the five KGYAA games, the association will host three RRYFL games as well. The current Rookie division (ages 6-8) standings are 1.)River Hawks, 2.)Pirates, 3.)Rattlers, 4.)Pride. The current Junior division (ages 9-11) standings are 1.)Mustangs, 2.)Warriors, 3.)Blue Devils, 4.) Bandits. For more information on the KGYAA, visit www.kgyaa.org.

Fredericksburg Colts. Behind timely offensive execution and a stubborn defense, the Mavericks prevailed, 16-0. Leading the Mavericks in the win were Allante Green, Caleb Hoyle, and Joel Mack. All KGYAA teams will be in action this coming Saturday at Sealston Elementary School, with the JV Mavericks hosting their first of two home games this season. In

Volleyball and wrestling added to King George Middle School sports programs Leonard Banks Sports editor The King George Middle School athletic programs are on the move! In September, the King George School Board approved the addition of volleyball and wrestling programs to add to a full complement of sports activities offered at the middle school. The programs will serve as a feeder system for the high school sports programs. Currently, KGMS school officials are in the midst of searching for qualified coaches. “I am very excited about it. We have a new wrestling program that will start in the winter, as well as volleyball,” said KGMS principal Kevin Newman. “We’re in the process of finding some games, and we have opened up the search for coaches for both programs.” During the school board meeting, supporters of both volleyball and wrestling programs included King George High School (KGHS) head volleyball coach, Jill Wine, former King George Middle School and KGHS wrestling coach Rick Buckwalter, King George Wrestling

Club president, and KGHS assistant coach Jeff Kraisser, area educators, coaches, and KGHS athletes. Buckwalter has accepted the position of head coach for wrestling. “Last year Mr. Kraisser and Mr. Buckwalter approached me with an interest in wrestling,” Newman said. “Since I am a fan of all sports, I said let’s see what we can do. I got it on the agenda, and school board approved it (on Sept. 23), and I was very excited about that.” While middle school volleyball is very prevalent in the Northern Neck, as well as Spotsylvania, and Stafford schools, Northern Neck schools do not offer wrestling; the school’s focus for competition will be targeted towards the Spotsylvania and Stafford areas. Last year, KGMS guidance counselor, Allison Daughtridge founded a volleyball club where young ladies stayed after school to participate. The large turnout was an instant success. “This addition to the school volleyball program will improve our basic fundamental skills at the middle school level, and will help deter the

beginner’s status, when entering the junior varsity level at the high school,” Wine said. “We are thrilled to have this approval by the school board with the backing of the administration at the middle school.” With the addition of volleyball, and wrestling programs, and the softball and baseball programs from the spring sports season, KGMS will have a full complement of sports programs. The school also offers cheerleading, football, and track & field activities. “The only thing we have to do now is set up a rotation for practice time, because we will have three sports going on in the winter now,” Newman said. With the gymnasium, and vocational tech facilities available, middle school coaches should not have a problem with finding space. “We find this a good problem to have, with more students being active, which is what we’re looking for,” Newman said. “I am a big advocate for athletics in school, because it kept me focused. Our students are shining in the classroom and on the field. I am very excited.”

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The Dahlgren Men’s Golf League concluded its 2013 Season with a Flighted Blind Draw 4-Person Scramble and Awards Banquet on Friday, Oct. 4. The tournament was hosted by Cameron Hills Golf Links and catered by Famous Dave’s of Fredericksburg. The event was attended by nearly 100 golfers from the league, and everyone had a great time. Following dinner, league awards were presented to the top four teams of the season and a special award for the last place team. Scramble Awards were presented to the top two groups of the day along with Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin contest winners. Team, individual, and door prizes were provided by the league and sponsors. A 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction were conducted during the tournament and with the proceeds from other donations received throughout the season the league contributed over $700.00 to benefit King George Social Services programs. The 2013 Dahlgren Men’s Golf League was comprised of 19

teams with up to 12 golfers each. Throughout the regular season, which began in April, they played a combination of match and medal play matches on Monday evenings. After 18 weeks of regular season play, the top eight (8) teams qualified for the playoffs: (1) Shankadelics, (2) Eagles, (3) PARTEES, (4) BMD Hackers, (5) BSOAP, (6) Way Above Par, (7) The Woodsmen, (8) Wannabe’s. The first round of the playoffs resulted in The Shankadelics, BSOAP, Way Above Par, and The Woodsmen advancing to the “Final Four”. The Shankadelics and Way Above Par each won their successive match and met in the Finals for an 18-hole match, where The Shankadelics captured the League Championship by a score of 44-32. BSOAP defeated The Woodsmen by the score of 25-15 to capture third Place. For the fifth year, the league held a “bottom dwellers” tournament for the remaining eight teams, who competed for the honor of being the NITT (Not in the Tournament Tournament) Champs. Cannon’s Cannons won their way through the tournament ladder and

captured the highly coveted “Toilet Bowl” trophies by edging out the Wormburners 20.5 to 19.5. The Dahlgren Men’s Golf League has been around since the 1950’s and played on the base course until the Spring of 2008, when they moved to Cameron Hills Golf Links. The League Championship Trophy, The Angerer Cup, is dedicated to the memory of Bill Angerer, the late Willow Oaks Manager from 1997 to 2005. The Dahlgren Men’s Golf League would like to thank Mr. Jason Hill, General Manager, and the entire Cameron Hills staff for a highly successful season. The League would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the End of Season Golf Outing and helped make it a very enjoyable day. Special thanks to Famous Dave’s, the Fredericksburg Golf Center, and Don and Steve Hardy of Get in the Game Auctions. The league will be starting up again in the Spring and is always looking to welcome new golfers. Interested golfers are encouraged to contact Cameron Hills Golf Links at (540) 775-4653.

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Kristen Hornbaker soars at Fredericksburg All-Area Meet Leonard Banks Sports editor Throughout her junior year at King George High School, Kristen Hornbaker has shone as one the area’s top cross-country runners. Her efforts rose to an entirely new level last week at the Fredericksburg AllArea Meet, as she finished in first place in a field of 98 area runners. Her time of 20:07.7 was the second best in school history. Hornbaker’s performance also earned her the status of National Elite. As a team, out of 15 schools, the Lady Foxes placed first with 46 points; Massaponax earned a second place finish with 64 points. The Washington & Lee Lady Eagles came in seventh, with 212 points. Washington & Lee girls’ runner, Kathryn Beddoo, placed third overall with a time of 20:19.3. Other Foxes girls who placed in the top 15 included Miranda Green, 3rd, 20:07.7; Ashley Perkins, 8th, 20:27.7; Ana Kniceley, 13th, 20:37.7. As for the boys’ Caroline crosscountry standout, Aaron Carter fin-

ished ahead of a field of 115, with a first place time of 16:35.5. Finishing 10 seconds behind Carter was sophomore Fox distance standout, Jacob Watson, with a time of 16:45.7. Like Hornbaker, Watson’s time was the second best recorded by a male in school history. The top Washington & Lee boys’ runner was Jacob Daiger. Daiger finshed 12th with a time of 17:43. Daiger’s teammate, Alec Westall, finished 25th with a time of 18:04. Other Foxes boys’ who placed in the top 30 included: Jacob Williams, 11th, 17:41.4; Jarod Watson, 28th, 18:10.9. North Stafford placed first in the team category with 59 points. The Foxes followed with 81 points, while Washington & Lee finished eighth with 194 points. Elated with both Foxes girls’ and boys’ teams performances, Foxes cross-country head coach Cathy Binder said, “The hard work and dedication of the whole team was on display Wednesday. Almost every athlete got a personal best, with Jacob Watson and Kristen Hornbaker

getting the second best times in school history.” Along with having a stellar group of young varsity runners that have the potential of winning the conference championship, the Foxes have a corps of junior varsity girls and boys who will easily follow in the footsteps of their varsity counterparts. The Foxes junior varsity girls dominated the developmental competition with a first through fourth place sweep. The 8th grade contingent featured first place winner Aubrey Wingeart (21:36.6). Foxes Hannah Koepfinger (2nd, 21:52.5), Kori French (3rd, 21:33.6), and Erin Baker (4th, 23:08.6) completed the top four girls runners. Foxes Molly Desque (23:13.8), and Lilja Flately (23:47.5) finished 6th and 8th, respectably. Eagle’s junior varsity runner, Gracie Taylor placed 21st with a time of 26.22.2. The Foxes’ next meet will be on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Fauquier. Meet participants include Liberty (Bealton); Eastern View, Courtland, and Chancellor.

Eagles JV football routs Indians Leonard Banks Sports editor Last Wednesday, the Eagles junior varsity football offense crushed Northumberland, 70-6. Eleven Eagles contributed to the Indian debacle. Cullen Belled passed for 88 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 26 yards, and two 2-point conversions. Kewan Dameron combined for 173 all-purpose-yards, including two touchdowns, and one interception.

Daquinse Bunns rushed for 71 yards, and one touchdown. Damhab Hyde added 22 yards and one touchdown. Stevie Preston bolted in for one touchdown, while rushing for 19 yards, and two 2-point conversions. Preston also led the team in tackles. Carson Bell pounded out 38 yards receiving and one touchdown. Joseph Fulcher added 24 yards rushing and one touchdown. Eddie Jims accounted for 24 yards receiving, and one 2-point conversion.

Other notable Eagle contributions included: Curtis Adams, 22 yards rushing; Ramani Goods, 55-yard interception return for a touchdown; D’Marco Baylor, 85 yard interception for a touchdown, and a 35-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Sunday afternoon at King George County Stadium was a four-quarter slugfest featuring the host Fredericksburg Bears versus defending ACFA champions, the Richmond-based Virginia Saints. The war between the conference rivals was not for the faint of heart, as both teams totaled 23 penalties throughout the game. When the dust finally settled, the Saints celebrated in the mid-field winner’s circle with a 12-6 victory. Was it pretty? No. From the opening kickoff to the final kneeldown, it was a fall minor-league football brawl. The loss improved the Saints’ record to 6-1, while the Bears (5-2) will remain in second place in the Virginia ACFA Conference after suffering their second loss of the season to the Saints. On Sept. 28, the Bears traveled to Goochland, and lost to the Saints, 28-14. After losing to the Chesterfield Mustangs, 246, during the first game of the season, the Saints have won six games in a row. With home field playoff implications on the line, the game had great importance. Currently, the Bears are third seed in the upcoming playoffs. Nothing was left to chance as Bear owner and head coach Rodney Anderson suited up as a linebacker. The first half featured a number of big plays, but in the end yielded no points. During the opening kickoff, Jamal Smith bolted up the field for a 30-yard return; however, the drive faltered at the Saints’ 38-yard line. Throughout

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Halloween season brings ghost hunters to Belle Grove Historic Belle Grove Plantation, the birthplace of President James Madison that is now King George’s most luxurious bed and  breakfast, will host paranormal investigators and ghost hunters for the next week as it participates in Halloween activities. “Is Belle Grove Plantation haunted? Since arriving on the property, we have had several personal experiences as well as stories told to us about others experiences,” said Michelle Darnell, who operates the bed and breakfast and event venue with her husband, Brett. “In the time we have lived at the plantation, we have to say that none of the experiences are evil or malicious in nature. We feel they are just those that came before us that loved this plantation and never wanted to leave,” Darnell said. The Darnells are hosting a Paranormal Workshop and Ghost Hunts Oct. 25, 26 and 31.  The workshop will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 featuring investigative medium Laine Crosby from 10:30 a.m. to noon. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. a Paranormal Team called

Southeastern Virginia Paranormal Investigations will be at Belle Grove to teach would-be ghost hunters how to hunt for ghosts the right way. On Oct. 25, 26 and 31, the SVPI team will host a Ghost Hunt at Belle Grove to see if the historic plantation is actually haunted.   “We have had them here before and have gotten lots of results,” Darnell said. “And the funny thing is, ‘Are you haunted’ seems to be the second question we are asked on our tours.” The   SVPI ghost hunters hosting the Ghost Hunt at Belle Grove are from Newport News. “This paranormal team of investigators has years of experience and is working on a new television pilot, ‘Paranormal Apprentice’. Belle Grove Plantation will be their second episode,” Darnell said. “If you have ever watched shows like ‘Ghost Hunters’ or ‘Ghost Adventures’ and wanted to be a part of a real paranormal investigation, then this is the event for you!,” Darnell declared. SVPI will bring all their paranormal equipment and will be take Belle Grove visitors and guests on

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King George County Job Announcement The Department of Community Development is accepting applications for the position of Permit Technician. Applicant should be customer service oriented, possess basic word processing skills using MS Office and understand basic filing systems.  Salary range - $25,190 - $41,060.  Applications can be obtained online at www. king-george.va.us or 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200, King George, VA 22485.  This position will close Friday, October 25, 2013. King George County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Using trail cameras? There are things you should know Mark Fike With the economy the way it is and no real hope in sight, most of us are being very careful with our money. Those of us that like to hunt are also careful with our time available to go in the woods. One way to maximize time in the woods and hunt more efficiently is to use trail cameras to determine where and when deer and turkey are utilizing an area. I got my first trail camera eight years or so ago. It was a boxy contraption that had a slow trigger time and often got pictures of half of a deer or part of a turkey or person. One time I got the last half of a dog and a week later I got the first half. Fast forward to these days, and you can get high definition video, great pictures in burst mode or even photos that can be transmitted live via satellite to a phone or computer. Trail cameras can cost as little as $70 to several hundred dollars. In addition to slow trigger times, many of the first cameras to roll out were cumbersome, because they used vast amounts of battery power and the batteries were large. New trail cameras use lots of batteries, but most use AA batteries now, and a set of 8 can last an entire season for the average hunter in a decent trail camera. However, some hunters are still

Camera doesn’t work? Keep a camera even if it doesn’t work. Hang it in places out of reach but in view of potential trespassers. If a trespasser sees the camera they won’t know if it works or not. Chances are they will bug out. finding problems with trail cameras. Here are some common problems and possible solutions and tips for trail camera users. When you end up with a camera that appears to eat up batteries, before trashing it or calling the company, try a few of these tips. First, remove the batteries and the SD card. Let the camera sit for at least an hour with nothing in it. This should discharge the capacitor. Then, without putting an SD card in the camera, replace the batteries. Turn the camera on and see if it powers up correctly. If it does then you can reformat the SD card to remove ALL files. Sometimes people switch out SD cards and use cards that were used in other cameras or equipment. This can “confuse” the camera and cause lots of strange issues. Some cameras might not power on properly, or they may not take photos. Be sure to

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cameras. Get the best camera you can afford, but also use your money wisely. Sometimes it is better to have two or three good cameras vs. one really nice camera. One great tip a technician gave me was to keep cameras, even if they don’t work. Hang them in places out of reach but in view of potential trespassers. If a trespasser sees the camera, they won’t know if it works or not. Chances are they will bug out. But, if they take the camera or shoot it, then you are not out anything, and they still might get caught.

Outdoor Report Mark and Missy Fike Overview Anglers were few this week with all the rain that messed up the river. However, some anglers really made out well. Potomac River Ken’s Tackle in Spotsylvania reported 27 yellow perch citations, yes, I said 27 yellow perch citations all by the same man, supposedly. Unreal. I will tell you that they were from a trib of the Potomac. Wow, he ate well that night! Winter Harbor reported that some nice puppy drum were caught just downriver near shore. Rockfish and perch were hitting squid and bloodworms. Aqua Land reported white perch and catfish hitting squid and bloodworms, too. Inland waters Motts Run –Will be closing October 31. Several anglers fished Saturday and caught a stringer of nice bluegill, a stringer of really nice catfish and some white perch. All fish

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older cameras from 2011 or before. The newer cameras will accept and use SD cards in higher capacities. Some of the older cameras also will not use the HD cards. If in doubt, call the company. Last, clean the camera well. Then make sure it is watertight before putting it in the location you choose. Not all cameras are made equally well. Unfortunately, most of the cameras are made outside the U.S. However, some of the ones made outside the U.S. are decent. Go online and look at reviews for various

were caught from the piers. Lake Anna has been good for drop shotting big bass. Striper are hitting all over at first light under the birds. Hunting Run now has snakeheads being caught in it. Someone thinks it is funny to release these fish in our local waters, I suppose. But, nonnative fish are not a good idea. If you catch one, eat it. They do taste good. Crappie are hitting well in ponds. Saltwater Captain Ryan Rogers (804-5800245) reported good bluefish action and some good rockfishing. It is amazing how many bluefish are still around. The rockfish are looking good, too. The York River has been giving up nice spot, puppy drum and some bluefish, too. Hunting The deer activity has picked up a little bit. Turkey appear to be plentiful. Pern’s had a few deer checked-in. Although you can easily check your deer online or by phone, take the time to support our local check stations. They do this service

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