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Circuit Court Clerk Vic Mason Warns of Deed Copy Fraud

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Richard Leggitt King George Circuit Court Clerk Vic Mason joined Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring last week in warning Virginia property owners to be wary of companies offering to sell them a copy of the deed to their home. Mason said homeowners throughout the state have been receiving o f f i c i a l looking letters, —Vic often titled Mason as a “Deed Processing Notice,” that offer to sell them a copy of their deed for $83. The letters include language that may result in the homeowner believing he or she must comply by a specific date. “While it is perfectly legal, it is a scam,” Mason said. “It’s shameful that a person or business would take advantage of anyone by intentionally misleading them into believing that they had to get a copy of their deed or even really need one.” “If you do wish to have a copy of your deed, you can get a copy of your deed at the King a George Courthouse for fifty cents per page. And, if you want the deed to be certified, that is only $2.00 additional. The cost of a certified copy of a four-page deed would be only $4.00.” “Apparently, there are a few companies operating that are getting the monthly listing of land transfers in each county and then try to convince people that they need a copy of their deed at a cost of $83.00,” Mason said.   According to Mason, property owners across the state are receiving a form from “Registered Property Services”, Sioux Falls, SD. The form advises the property owner they need a copy of this deed to prove their recent real estate transaction. It says for $83, the deed will be mailed to the property owner. “The letters include language that may result in the homeowner believing he or she must comply by a specific date,” Attorney General Herring said in a statement last week. “Even though these letters look like official notices, they are actually solicitations and should be treated as such.” “Most home and property owners will receive a copy of their deed at the time of purchase, but if a deed is lost or needs to be replaced, county clerks can often do so at a much lower price,” the Attorney General said. “Consumers should read these letters carefully and know they are under no obligation to take action by any artificial deadline.” For people who believe they have been victims of fraud and another consumer crime, call the Virginia Consumer Protection Hotline at (800) 552-9963 or visit www. ag.virginia.gov to fill out an online complaint.

“While it is perfectly legal, it is a scam.”

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A busy month of upcoming meetings and governmental events Phyllis Cook March is shaping up to be a busy month for scheduling King George governmentalrelated events. Such upcoming meetings are listed below in chronological order. The list does not include the regular monthly meetings of various county boards, commissions or committees. MARCH 18 – SHILOH TOWN MEETING Supervisor Cedell Brooks and School Board member Mike Rose have announced a Shiloh District town hall meeting scheduled on March 17, 6 p.m., at Shiloh Baptist Church Family Life Center. Rose said he has been asked to discuss the School Board’s 2014-15 budget request. The Sheriff and Fire Chief have also been asked to participate. Shiloh Baptist Church is located on the north side of Route 3 (Kings Hwy), three miles east of US 301 (James Madison Parkway). The address is 13457 Kings Highway in King George. MARCH 25 - SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS

The King George Department of Economic Development, along with the Department of Parks and Recreation, is hosting its second quarterly breakfast meeting on Tuesday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education & Research, located behind the Walmart in Dahlgren. Mary Parnell, Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Mary Washington, will be the keynote speaker. She is expected to discuss how the SBDC is helping small businesses throughout the greater Fredericksburg region, including King George County. The 8 a.m. meeting will begin with a meetand-greet networking opportunity and a light breakfast to be provided by Chik-fil-A, followed by opening remarks from King George Board of Supervisors Chairman Joe Grzeika. Thomas is next slated to make introductory remarks and introduce Parnell. Parnell will talk about the services and assistance available free from her office to small business and those thinking of starting a business. Her presentation is expected to be

followed by questions and comments from participants. The meeting was rescheduled from earlier this month due to inclement weather. Linwood Thomas, county Director of Economic Development, is responsible for planning and scheduling the event. He has indicated that there is plenty of food planned for the event based on the original responses, saying there is no need to RSVP a second time.   Any questions about the event should be directed to Thomas by calling 775-9181 or emailing: lthomas@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us. This is the second quarterly breakfast organized by Thomas, following on one last November, with a focus on tourism in King George. MARCH 25 - JAMES MONROE TOWN HALL Supervisor Jim Howard is holding his first quarterly town hall meeting for the James Monroe District. The town hall meeting will be held on March 25, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the board room of the Revercomb administration

Del. Ransone says the General Assembly needs to pass a clean budget Republicans and Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly were unable agree on issues involving the state budget and Medicaid expansion issue, so this year’s legislative session ended Saturday without the adoption of the state’s biennial budget. The General Assembly will reconvene for a special session March 24, but Del. Margaret Ransone, who represents the 99th House District including King George and Westmoreland counties, said she would like to see the state budget and the Medicaid expansion issues handled separately. “Governor Terry McAuliffe and General Assembly Democrats are demanding that we expand ObamaCare in Virginia before they will agree to pass a budget,” said Ransone, a Republican. “This is wrong. “Virginia’s budget is not a bargaining chip. Regardless of how you feel about Obamacare, holding

hostage funding for our schools, teachers, police officers, firefighters and local governments is wrong. Threatening a state government shutdown if you don’t get what you want is not the Virginia way,” Ransone said. A Saturday letter from Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to General Assembly members says he intends for the special session to last three weeks. “While we have proven that we are capable of working together for the common good on many issues, I am disappointed that politics have deadlocked budget negotiations this session and forced Virginia families to continue to wait until we can bring their money back to expand muchneeded health coverage across the Commonwealth,” the letter says. Ransone remains steadfast in her opposition to linking the budget and the Medicaid expansion. “I do not support expanding Obamacare in Virginia. Simply put, Medicaid

needs significant reform. and I do not think the federal government will keep its commitment to indefinitely pay 90% of the cost for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.” The Medicaid expansion would add an estimated 300,000 people to Virginia’s Medicaid rolls. The federal government has said it will foot 100 percent of the cost to expand for the first two years, and 90 percent after that, but some legislators fear the federal government, which has significant deficit woes, will be unable to meet that. The State Senate — which is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, but has a tiebreaker in Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam — has proposed a Medicaid alternative, a governmentsubsidized health exchange using private insurance called Marketplace Virginia. However, Republicans said that proposal is more expensive than Medicaid. — Richard Leggitt

building. MARCH 25 - KING GEORGE JLUS King George County will host its first public forum on a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) underway for the communities around the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. The forum on March 25 will begin at 7 p.m. at the UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education & Research. County residents and other business and community members are encouraged to attend. The forum’s focus is to provide an overview about the JLUS and its importance, an explanation of the study process, and information about the compatibility factors being assessed. The forum will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in a presentation and round table discussion of the Joint Land Use Study, which addresses compatibility planning for the areas surrounding the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. The public forum will be preceded by a meeting of the JLUS Policy Committee at 4 p.m. at the same location.

Blind KG musician dies in trailer fire A popular blind King George musician died in a Saturday fire at his trailer home on Pumpkin Neck Road. The trailer was already enveloped in flames when the first units of the King George Fire and Rescue Services arrived on the scene just off State Route 218. The victim of the fire was identified by King George Fire Chief David Moody as Lawrence Robert “Bobby” Self. Self, who was 80 years old, was known for playing the harmonica with a local bluegrass band and often played with various bands at local civic clubs in the area. Self was trapped in the trailer when King George Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services got to the scene of the blaze. Fire trucks and rescue units from King George responded, along with units from the Navy base at Dahlgren, Westmoreland County and Charles County, Md. “Our fire/rescue team worked diligently in order to try and save Mr. Self, but due to the intensity and rapid spread of fire before

“Our fire/rescue team worked diligently in order to try and save Mr. Self.”

—Chief David Moody

our crews arrived made this effort unsuccessful,” Moody said. “Our Department, along with our mutual-aid partners remained onscene for several hours extinguishing the fire and performed salvage and overhaul operations in order to save any personal belongings.   Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Self family during their time of need,” Moody said. Moody said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. —Richard Leggitt

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King George 2014-15 budgeting process ongoing Phyllis Cook The King George Board of Supervisors has scheduled weekly meetings for the rest of the month devoted to the topic of budget development for the upcoming 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins on July 1. A recommended draft budget proposal is expected to be presented by Travis Quesenberry, county administrator, by the end of March. But in the meantime, the Board of Supervisors is still in ‘receive’ mode, with presentations taking place by various departments and additional updates being provided by Quesenberry and his executive staff. In addition to its next regular business meeting scheduled on March 18, the budget meetings currently on the calendar will take place on March 11 (this week following our press time), March 19 at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Revercomb administration building, and March 27 at 6 p.m., with location yet to be finalized for that meeting. A public hearing on a draft budget is currently expected to take place on April 15, with adoption of a budget for next fiscal year at a meeting to be set on or before April 30. Chairman Joe Grzeika has

begun each budget session telling participants that the work sessions are not decision-making meetings, with each get-together designed to provide additional overviews for the fiscal outlook for next year. Last week’s presentation from Fire & Rescue personnel was lengthy and wide-ranging. Presentations were provided by Chief David Moody and Captain Shawn Simmons, with input also provided by Deputy Chief Steve Basham and Deputy Chief Robert ‘Bo’ Black. Discussion included staffing levels, tenure and attrition, volunteer recruitment and retention, training, incident types, response times, and mutual aid. There were several options provided for additional positions. Discussion also included very preliminary talk of a fourth fire & rescue company for the future. The board also heard from and Human Resources manager Amanda Sumiel in regard to proposed personnel changes.   Supervisors have previously heard budget requests from Sheriff Dempsey, the School Board, county attorney Eric Gregory, the Electoral Board, along with discussion with Economic Development director Linwood Thomas over potential allocations for the Tourism fund

In addition, 2 percent goes to General Properties, 1.7 percent toward the Rappahannock Regional Jail and Juvenile Detention, 1 percent to outside agencies, the Virginia Department of Health, and VPI Extension. Capital Improvement Fund makes up 0.9 percent, the Smoot Library gets 0.8 percent and 0.12 percent goes toward the Tourism Fund. Those all add up to 93.9 percent of the current year budget, with the remaining 6.1 percent going toward costs for the Board of Supervisors, County Administration, County Attorney, Human Resources, Information Technology, Landfill, Engineering and Inspections, Parks and Recreation & the Citizen Center, Community Development, Economic Development, and Contingency. Quesenberry said he had directed as in past years under his administration, that department heads and agencies use the previous year’s ending budget amount as their starting point for building the following year’s budget request. Quesenberry has also informed the board that department heads had been directed to strictly limit part-time employees to 29 hours per week, as per action previously taken by the Board of Supervisors.

budget. The board has also looked at outside agency requests at two of the three budget work sessions, so far, with final decisions yet to be made on many of the individual requests. POTENTIAL BUDGET GAP Quesenberry has told Supervisors that the requests from departments, agencies and the School Board for 2014-15 add up to a budget gap of about $3.7 million between the totals of requests and projected revenues, which would include a 3-cent increase for an equalized tax rate due to last year’s reassessment. That gap includes revenue projects provided by finance director Robyn Shugart. Shugart has said those revenue projections are subject to change, adding they are very conservative and preliminary, with adjustments expected as the budget process continues. The current year’s budget for 2013-14 totals $65,489,551, with 56.6 percent to the School Board and 11.3 percent toward public safety, including Sheriff, E-911, Fire & Rescue and Animal Control. Debt Service is 10 percent, with 6.4 percent going to Social Services, 3.1 percent toward Constitutional Officers, Courts and the Registrar.

Moore and Zilic elected to lead EDA, meetings set Phyllis Cook The King George Economic Development Authority (EDA) held its election of officers last month with Glen Moore reelected chairman and Tony Zilic reelected vice chairman on unanimous votes. Both men have served on the Authority for several years, with both listed as appointed from the At-Large district. The elections took place on Feb. 20. Unlike most boards in King George, which reorganize with elections in January, the EDA’s rules call for that to take place in February of each year. The agenda for the Economic Development Authority meetings is scheduled according to its adopted rules, with items inserted under set headings as necessary by Economic Development Director Linwood Thomas and administrative assistant Marcy Feltner. Thomas took over the position as director last September to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former director Nicole Thompson,

who left the area to take a position in Colorado.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MEMBERS The Economic Development Authority has seven members appointed to four-year terms by the Board of Supervisors under state law. The other members of the Economic Development Authority are Richard Ballenger- At-Large, Dreda Newman-Dahlgren, Ike Hughes-Shiloh, Jeanne FraysseJames Monroe, and Monika Philbrick-James Madison. MEETING CALENDAR The Economic Development Authority also set its meeting calendar for the remainder of 2014. Members agreed to continue hold its meetings each month on the second Thursdays. The meetings are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. But that could change. This month’s meeting was rescheduled to take place on Thursday, March 13, with the time

of the meeting set for 5 p.m. There was discussion last month about changing all regular monthly business meetings to also begin at the earlier time of 5 p.m. That decision is expected to be discussed again at this month’s meeting, with a final decision expected. The regular meetings of the Economic Development Authority take place in the board room on the ground floor of the Revercomb Administration building (located behind the Courthouse on Route 3 – Kings Hwy). Meetings of the Economic Development Authority that have been rescheduled or are in addition to the regular monthly meeting often take place in an upstairs conference room if the board room is not available.

owner of a railroad spur that goes into the Industrial Park. The Economic Development Authority also has the ability to issue tax exempt industrial revenue bonds under state law. Fitch Ratings recently announced that the Economic Development Authority’s $1.5 million in lease revenue bonds, series 2004 have been upgraded to ‘AA-’ from ‘A+.’ In the past several years, the Economic Development Authority has also taken on the primary responsibility for authorizing expenditures for, and planning an annual business appreciation event. That event is hosted by the Economic Development Authority in conjunction with the Board of Supervisors. That date for this year’s business appreciation event is expected to be discussed and finalized at this month’s meeting later this week on Thursday. In recent years, it has been held on the third Wednesday in May. If that tradition holds, the event would be scheduled for May 21. Stay tuned.

INDUSTRIAL PARK The Economic Development Authority owns and manages the King George Industrial Park for the county. As such, the Economic Development Authority is also the

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School Board amends revamped county facilities use agreement Phyllis Cook A completely revamped facility use agreement was distributed by school division superintendent Rob Benson on Feb. 25 during a joint meeting between the School Board and the Board of Supervisors. Benson said the draft agreement was taken from a template and customized, working with Travis Quesenberry, county administrator, and Tim Smith, Parks & Recreation director. Supervisors were enthusiastic over the proposed agreement and voted its approval of the document at their next meeting last week on March 4. This week on March 10, the School Board also approved the document, but not before amending it at the urging of School Board member Kristin Tolliver. Tolliver pushed for the baseball and softball fields at the high school to only be scheduled by school personnel and not utilized by the county because of potential maintenance issues. She said of the field maintenance, “All the work has been done by parent and booster clubs, so if they are going to be rented out, that will be very detrimental to those fields.” Tolliver got some push-back, with it was pointed out that proposed agreement addresses the issue, but the School Board ended up voting unanimously to approve the amendment. The amendment provided for that restriction by changing the wording in one of the two attachments. Now the proposed agreement will go back to the Board of Supervisors for new action. OWNER DEFINED AS PRIMARY The proposed facility use agreement redefines the term “Owner” to mean the party that is the primary custodian of the property or facility. That’s important for several reasons. One reason was demonstrated last fall when several versions of a proposed lease for Hunter Field was repeatedly tweaked and sent back and forth between boards without getting final approval. The definitions are also important because the School Board only owns some of the schools, with others being leased to it by the county as actual deed-owner. In addition, there are a couple of School Board-owned facilities, including Hunter Field, for which the county is primary user. ‘OWNER’ TASKED WITH SUPERVISION OF FACILITIES Another important reason for the redefinition, is that the ‘owner’ “is responsible for the regular maintenance, repair, and upkeep of his respective facilities.” In addition, the designated owner is to “to ensure that there is appropriate supervision of the activities on the facility by those using the facilities, including fields, and enforcing “all of the Owner’s rules, regulations, and policies while conducting activities or programs at the Owner’s facility.” Inspections of the facilities are to take place following use or rental, with repairs assessed and billed to the user/renter as necessary. Maintenance of school facilities has been a traditional problem, with maintenance often deferred by school personnel until drastic measures are needed and the county is asked to step in and perform renovations. The latest example is the high school track which has been allowed to deteriorate. Supervisors noted at the Feb. 25

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joint meeting with the School Board that they had recent complaints from students due to problems with the track not being maintained. Supervisors reminded the School Board that the $300,000 track renovation was only performed by the county nearly eight years ago, in mid-2006. At that time, the track was converted from six to eight lanes that are 42-inches wide, and from yards to 400 meters, along with installation of an all-weather surface to replace the cinder surface. Supervisors doubted there is room for a new track at the high school and suggested proper maintenance and security for the track. Fencing is an option to keep cleat-wearers and bikes off it. They also suggested the School Board take a look at a way to provide restrooms and seating, perhaps revamping the area around the track. The School Board was bluntly told that with numerous other items on the capital list, including a new fire station and courthouse over the next several years, the county would be hard-pressed to provide a new track any time soon. DIVISION FACILITIES DEFINITION, AS AMENDED The new definition of ‘owner’ is also backed up with a list of all the county and school facilities, noting which entity is the designated owner. The agreement would define “Division Facilities” as the following list: Former King George Middle School, King George Elementary School, King George Middle School, *King George High School, Potomac Elementary School, Sealston Elementary School, School Board Office Building. The asterisked footnote was amended. It was originally proposed as “*Football Stadium use is coordinated through High School Activities Director.” That was changed from ‘football stadium’ to instead insert, “High School Sports Complex.” PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES DEFINED The agreement would define “Parks and Recreation Facilities” as the following list: Barnesfield Park, Citizens’ Center, Hunter Field, Quonset Hut Gymnasium at Hunter Field, Sealston Sports Complex, Shiloh Park, Tennis Center, Wayside Park, Wilmont Landing.

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Area Death Laurie Lee Oliver

Laurie Lee Oliver, 76, of Montross, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was a homemaker and the wife of Herman C. “Sonny” Oliver. She is survived by sons, Clay Oliver and wife, Donna, of Fredericksburg and Michael Oliver and wife, Esther, of Montross. Also surviving are grandchildren, Ashley, Megan, Tyler, Zane, Cullen, and Emma, and sister, Margurite “Bobby” Brown. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com

Weight Watchers Open House Get Moving this Spring To help local residents get active this spring season, Weight Watchers is holding a special Open House event where a successful local member will share their personal story of weight loss success and the activity tips that helped them succeed. A member from the YMCA will give a short presentation on the various activities that the YMCA offers. Area residents are encouraged to attend and learn more about Weight Watchers and experience a Weight Watchers meeting first hand. KG YMCA Tuesday March 18 10545 Kings Hwy, KG 6-7:30 p.m.

OPTIMIST CLUB TO HOLD ORATORICAL CONTESTS The Optimist Club of King George is seeking students for their oratorical contests. The contestants must prepare and give a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic” How My Passions Impact the World”. There will be two contests, one for girls and one for boys. Any student, public schools, private schools or home-schooled, who has not graduated from high school and is under the age of 19 is eligible to enter the contest . Contests winners from the local contests will compete at the District level where the winners of each contest will be awarded a $2500 scholarship to a college, university or trade school at which they are accepted. The local contests will be held on Wednesday, April 2 and the District contests will be held in Richmond on Saturday, May 3; contestants will be informed of the time and locations of the contests. Application forms may be obtained from Mr. Fike at KG Middle School, Ms. Hand at KG High School or from the Optimist Club at lloydhadams@aol.com. Applications are due no later than March 28.

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Docent training for anyone who would like to volunteer at the Dahlgren Museum will be held on Thurs., March 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the museum. Old visitor’s center on 301 by the Nice Bridge. Contact info@ dahlgrenmuseum.org for more info. Please come by and learn more about the history of the base and get prepped for volunteering at the museum. We will be open the 3rd Saturday of every month from noon - 4 p.m. and more often if we get enough volunteers. When you sign in at Docent Training, feel free to add the dates you’ll be available to volunteer. The museum will be open on Sat., March 15 from noon - 4 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce “launches” ANNUAL SEAFOOD FESTIVAL May 3, 2014 Chincoteague, VA --Seafood and rockets-a winning combination. Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket is scheduled to lift off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Flight Facility on May 1 carrying supplies to the International Space Station. Plan your Seafood & Rockets weekend to begin with the Thursday afternoon launch. Highlight the weekend with a bountiful feast of fresh clams, oysters, fried fish, grilled chicken, boardwalk fries, and numerous other Eastern Shore treats at the 46th Annual Seafood Festival. Festival fun is Noon to 4 p.m. and includes live entertainment. Culminate the weekend’s festivities with a Chinco de Mayo 5x5 Art Sale & Celebration at the Museum of Chincoteague Island beginning at 5 p.m. immediately after the Seafood Festival. For the first time, the Chincoteague Seafood Festival is offering an area for local artists and artisans to showcase and sell their handmade-only items. Contact marketing chairwoman Sherry Tarr at 757-894-0452 or sltarr@verizon.net to learn more. The 46thAnnual Chincoteague Seafood Festival is held May 3, 2014 at Tom’s Cove Park Campground at 8128 Beebe Road in Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Tickets to the sell-out event are $40 each and may be purchased online at www. chincoteaguechamber.com or by calling the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce at 757336-6161.

KG Farmers’ Market to open 2014 season on April 5 !! KG County Museum to benefit from benefit dinner

Please come out and support the KG Museum benefit dinner on Sunday, April 6, from 4-8 p.m. at the KG Citizens’ Center. Come and enjoy a good home cooked meal! The dinner is free, but any and all donations are greatly appreciated and welcome. Funds raised will go into the museum’s building fund. Keynote 17th Annual Reagan Day Dinner-March 16 Dr. Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at the Heritage Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the Lancaster County Republican Committee’s Reagan Day Dinner on Sunday March 16. Republicans from throughout the Northern Neck have been invited to attend. The dinner will be held at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club near Kilmarnock. Representative Rob Wittman will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The evening begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner is served at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $50 per person. To make a reservation, send a check payable to the Lancaster County Republican Committee to LCRC, P.O. Box 1215, Kilmarnock, VA. 22482. For more information contact Mrs. Blackstone at 804-435-6464.

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James Madison Garden Club to meet at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church off Dahlgren Road. Scheduled program on Container Gardening presented by Karen Moosebrooks of Morningside Nursery. All are welcome.

KGHS SkillsUSA members take 1st place In February, SkillsUSA held their District 11 student championships. Two KGHS students competed and both won 1st place gold. Madison Mading (pictured left on the right) won the job interview competition. Trey Thompson (pictured on the left) won the welding competition. Both are headed for the SKILLS USA state conference and championships held in Roanoke in April, where they could qualify for nationals in Kansas City in June. SkillsUSA is a student cocurricular organization geared towards students that are enrolled in Trade and Industry high school classes. Students who are members of the KGHS SkillsUSA club are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the KG Builders’ Association. Previous recipients have used their scholarship funds for tools, textbooks and union fees in order to continue their training and trades education.

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Tues. March 25

Breakfast meeting hosted by KG Econ. Dev. office. UMWDahlgren 8 a.m. Joint Land Use Study Public Forum 7 p.m. UMW Dahlgren

Wed. March 26

Candidate workshop at Revercomb Bldg. 10-noon and 7-9 p.m.

Sat. March 29

Craft & Vendor Fair. Hosted by the KG Pre-school PTA, funds raised will be used to complete the playground project.

Sat. April 5

Friends of the NRA annual Fundraiser at the F’brg Elks Lodge. Starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner, auctions, and chance to win prizes. Call (775) 313-3640 or email K2outdoors@yahoo.com.

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6th Annual Candlelight Vigil & Stop the Violence Art Contest. Evening of local youth art, music & praise dancing and more. Westmoreland Fire Dept. 52 Rectory Rd. Montross, VA. 6 p.m. Contact katherinjcross@gmail.com or call (804) 493-8539.

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Joint Town Hall meeting with Congressman Wittman at UMW Dahlgren. 7-9 p.m. What’s Happening King George Parks and Recreation? --Annual Kite Fly Saturday, March 22, 1-3 p.m. at a new location, Hopyard Farms on Port Conway Road, in King George. --Spring Fling Health & Safety Fair Saturday April 5 @ the Citizens Center 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Health & Safety Information inside. Flea Market & Vendor Fair outside. Call to rent tables. High Five Fitness Challenge for Kids; Lola the Clown; Meal Deals: Hot Dog, Chips and Soda $3.00 - BBQ, Chips and Soda $5.00. Boat Safety Inspections @ McDaniels Carwash – Call for details! (540) 775-4386 --Great one day bus trip – sign up now! Azalea Festival featuring the Virginia International Tattoo Show plus a ceremonial performance of military music! Saturday March 27. Last call! Only $129 per person, includes dinner, show, tattoo Hullabaloo Entertainment, Botanical Gardens & Tram Tour. Call (540) 775-4386 to register. Call or go by KG Parks & Rec to see what other programs they offer.

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The economics of Medicaid expansion and preventive health Expanding Medicaid in Virginia shouldn’t be a partisan issue. There are some states where it isn’t; New Hampshire is a good example. In the granite state, the Republican state senate enthusiastically supported Medicaid expansion. With typical New England David S. Kerr practicality,they supported it as a matter of common sense and good economics. But, that’s not the case in the Commonwealth. The Democraticcontrolled state senate has passed a private sector based expansion bill, and the Republican-controlled House has made it clear they want nothing to do with it. The issue, since it involves appropriations, has stalled the budget. The General Assembly will reconvene in a couple

of weeks to try again. However, where the common ground be is hard to visualize at the moment. Both sides of the argument are dug in. The governor is pressing his case in favor of Medicaid from one end of Virginia to the other. But, so far, the opponents of expansion haven’t shown any interest in negotiating. Perhaps the biggest problem for Republicans is that they see support for this bill entirely in terms of their party’s vehement, indeed almost pathological objections to the Affordable Care Act. In their minds, support for expanding Medicare is a vote for the hated Obamacare. It’s true that Medicaid expansion was a part of the Obamacare legislative package, but that’s not really what this discussion’s about; or, at least, it shouldn’t be. Rather, it’s about expanding medical care to people who really need it. And what’s more, its expansion, in terms of basic economics, makes good sense. But, first, who are these people? In Virginia, they number about 400,000,

New law protects farmers from local officials Paris, VA – In a hard-fought and stunning victory for family farmers and property rights throughout the Commonwealth, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed into law legislation on March 5 solidifying Virginia’s status as a right-to-farm state by limiting local officials’ ability to interfere with normal agricultural operations. The governor’s signature marks the latest chapter in a swirling controversy that attracted nationwide attention in 2012 when the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors forced family farmer Martha Boneta to cease selling produce from her own 64-acre farm. No longer allowed to sell the vegetables she had harvested, Boneta donated the food to local charities lest it go to waste. Fauquier County officials threatened Boneta with $5,000 per-day fines for hosting a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls without a permit, and advertising pumpkin carvings. Seeing the county’s action against Boneta as a brazen effort to drive her off her land, Virginians from all walks of life rallied to her defense. Supporters gathered in Warrenton, the county seat, for a peaceful “pitchfork protest” to vent their anger over what an out-ofcontrol local government had done to a law-abiding citizen. In the 2013 session of the General Assembly, Rep. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Prince William, spearheaded an effort to undo the injustice inflict-

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ed on Boneta, and to protect other small farmers from similar abuse, by strengthening Virginia’s Right to Farm Act. What became known as the “Boneta Bill” passed the House by an overwhelming margin but was killed in a Senate committee. Undeterred, Boneta and her supporters came back to the General Assembly in 2014 and won wide bipartisan approval for legislation protecting the rights of family farmers. “I want to thank Gov. McAuliffe, the members of the General Assembly, and all those who have rallied to the defense of family farmers,” Boneta said. “After all my family and I have been through, it is gratifying to know that an injustice can be undone, and the rights of farmers as entrepreneurs can be upheld thanks to the work of so many dedicated people.” The bill signed by Gov. McAuliffe grew out of legislation developed by Rep. Bobby Orrick, R-Thornburg, and Sen. Richard Stuart, R-Montross, and supported by, among others, Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax. Backed by the Virginia Farm Bureau, the new law protects customary activities at agricultural operations from local bans in the absence of substantial impacts on public welfare. It also prohibits localities from requiring a special-use permit for a host of farm-related activities that are specified in the bill. The law takes effect on July 1.

roughly 5% of the population, and for the most part, under the proposed legislation, are what are referred to as “the working poor”. Some work for themselves, contracting as laborers, handymen, or odd jobbers. Others are housekeepers or work part time. Often, they work in more than one job. They aren’t poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, at least as it currently stands, but also aren’t in a position to get regular health insurance. It’s a tough part of the economic ladder to live in. So, why should we care about these people, and why should Virginia accept the federal government’s offer to fund up to 90% of a Medicaid expansion? Getting past the humanitarian arguments, which sadly don’t seem to carry any weight in this discussion, or the fact Virginia doesn’t have to pick up most of the bill, there is the economics. Most of these people, because they don’t have the money, never see a doctor unless it’s an emergency. This means that all sorts of conditions,

Letter to the Editor Virginians need to know the facts about Medicaid Expansion…the issue which is holding the state budget hostage. Governor McAuliff stipulated that he wants a budget by July 1 with the inclusion of Medicaid Expansion and will accept nothing less! Republicans want to pass a clean budget immediately so local governments, state agencies, etc. can plan for their fiscal year. Due to the magnitude of the Medicaid Expansion program, Republicans want a special session to deal with this issue. They voted to extend the General Assembly session to solve this problem; however, the Democrats refused, packed up their toys and went home. Sounds like DC politics in Virginia. Medicaid Expansion claims to decrease Medicaid costs by $66 million within 10 years. It will cost Virginia $325 million to achieve this! Medicaid recipients will experience diminished care with the addition of 400,000 patients, some of whom already have private insurance but

will be bumped into the program. Also, one-third of doctors are leaving their practices because of Obamacare. Decreased use of emergency rooms is touted as a plus for this program. Not true (Google “Oregon Study”). Massive fraud and abuse already exists; the opportunity explodes with Expansion. Washington promises to fund the first 3 years then subsidize. Really? We have a debt of $17 trillion! By the way, “you can keep your doctor.” Really? We are a country that cares for our needy. There are more effective, freemarket solutions to provide this (see HB36 which was promptly killed in sub-committee). Louisiana had a legendary, successful charity care system before ObamaCare became the “flaw” of the land. Get involved, learn the facts, and enlist the help of our state senators and delegates. Stand strong against Medicaid Expansion. Dee Meredith Callao, Virginia

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 This week you need to be the follower instead of the leader, Aries. It may be difficult to go against your normal grain, but it is for the best. Keep an open mind.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 You don’t have all of the answers, Libra, so don’t even think about saying you do. Relationship concerns are at the forefront of your mind lately.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Your confidence may wane sometime this week, Taurus, but some friends will boost your morale to help you get back on your feet. Saturday will be a big day.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, it might be hard to bite your tongue, but that’s just what you have to do this week. Wait until you are called on for help before you get involved.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, certain things that have to get done this week are out of your realm of expertise. Do your best to tackle these projects but have a helper on hand just in case.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Take a few days to get all of your affairs in order, Sagittarius. Use this time to adjust to some changes that have happened over the last several weeks.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you have a lot on your plate, but you don’t know where to start. Make a list of your tasks, and it will help you better tackle one thing at a time until you are all done.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Burning the candle at both ends again, Capricorn? This is not the best way to get things done. Take a more steady approach, and give yourself time to recover.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, learn to laugh at yourself as a means to relieving stress. Things can’t always be serious, so lighten up and take some time to relax. Work with Virgo this week.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you can’t put your finger on it, but something positive seems to be on the horizon. The truth will reveal itself in the next few days.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Give yourself a much-deserved break, Virgo. You’ve been working nonstop for the last several months, and now is a great time to take a vacation or enjoy a weekend getaway.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, fight against the current for something you truly believe in. Unexpected events arise on Thursday.

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Recent postings on social media have really riled me up this past week. I’ve seen and read that there is a shortage of emergency dispatchers for King George county. This in turn leads to hold time or lag time in answering up to an emergency call. Which in turn slows down emergency response to the caller. This is unacceptable in this day and age. With a new 911 system in

most easily treatable in their early stages, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, have to each a critical stage. At this point, their care has become tremendously expensive and by default, ends up going on the public tab. As the result, a condition that could have been managed with a $50 a month prescription is instead replaced by massive medical bills. On top of that, many of these people, following what is usually a preventable medical crisis, can’t work. Their only option is to go on social security disability and then, finally, get Medicaid to treat what is now an expensive illness. The economics of this argument have long since been proven. But in the name of maintaining partisan cohesion in their opposition to Obamacare, Republicans in Virginia just aren’t interested in listening. Other legislatures have, at least 26 state assemblies so far, but in Virginia, we still can’t get past the politics. —Reach David Kerr at kerr@journalpress.com

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shiloh Baptist Church will host its annual Women’s Tea, March 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Let His Light Shine.” Guest inspirational speakers are Markino Ross, who is part of the Strong Tower ministries in South Stafford; and Anna Snoddy, a teacher in Stafford County and member of Spotswood Baptist Church. Both women have served in numerous ministry positions within local churches. The Tea will be held in Shiloh’s Family Life Center at 13457 Kings Highway. For further information, go to the church website at www.kgshiloh.org or call (540) 469-4646. st. john’s episcopal Parish is hosting a good old fashioned Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, Saturday, March 15, from 5-7 p.m. Carry out available! Gluten free noodles available. Cost is $10 per adult, children 10 and under $5. This all-youcan-eat meal includes drinks, dessert garlic bread and salad. Raffle tickets for handmade blanket on sale also. Parish House, 9415 Kings Hwy, KG. (540) 775-3635. good hope baptist church to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of The Flower & Beautification Ministry of the church on Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Charles V. Payton, Pastor, Morning Star Baptist Church in Montross, accompanied by his choir and congregation. A fellowship meal will be served at 2 p.m. All are invited. 17154 Good Hope Road, KG. (540) 775-9238.

Providence united methodist church invites you to a Ham & Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 15 from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. Carry out available. Call Ruth @ (804) 493-8230 for more info. antioch baptist church will hold a Men’s Ministry Annual Revival from Wed. March 12-Friday March 14, starting at 7 p.m. each night. Guest preachers include: Rev. Perry L. Scranage, Jr. of Restoration Worship Center, KG on Wed. Mar. 12; Rev. Carter Milton of the Church of God, KG on Thur. March 13 and Rev. Donnell Howard of the Union Bethel Baptist Church in KG on Fri. March 14. The Men’s Ministry will hold a special service on Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m. If you have questions, please call Aubrey Bland, (540) 775-4628. Round hill baptist church will present a concert on Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Scheduled to perform are ensembles from Bluefield College: Variations & Praise Singers., who will perform a wide variety of sacred choral music. Round Hill is located at 16519 Round Hill Road, KG. Call (540) 775-5583 with any questions. moms in prayer int’l Moms in Prayer International meets on Mondays at 9 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church 5590 Kings Highway, King George. (540) 775-9131.

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Dahlgren UMC to offer weekly Lenten Services Dahlgren United Methodist Church invites the community to 12 noon Wednesday Lenten Services. Beginning on Wednesday, March 12 and continuing each Wednesday through April 16, services will begin at noon, and will be followed by a light lunch. Area pastors are scheduled to speak; special music is planned and a nursery is available for infants and toddlers. Dahlgren-UMC is located at 17080 14th Street, at the corner of 14th Street and Rosedale Drive, just off Dahlgren Road near the base main gate. Call (540) 663-2230 with any questions. All are welcome to come worship each week.

Gospel Concert in King George K S Productions will present a Gospel Concert at the KG Masonic Lodge #314, on March 15, 2014. Starting at 5 p.m. the cost is $10 pp at the door. Scheduled to perform: “malaco’s Recording Artist, The Alabama Gurls, from Eufaula, AL; The Gospel Melodies of KG; The New Singing Disciples of Richmond County, VA; Tam Johnson and Gods Favor of Wilson, NC and The Zion Hill Gospel Singers of Washington, DC. All are welcome to come out for an evening of gospel music. The Lodge is located at 9019 James Madison Pkwy, KG. For more information call: (804) 2386923 or (804) 214-1472.

Mars Hill youth event March 29 The next Mars Hill Youth Event is Saturday, March 29, 5-9 p.m., at K.G. Family YMCA! Mars Hill is a FREE, public event for ALL youth, middle & high school ages. Come early, 4:45 p.m. for registration. A BIG THANKS to the KG Family YMCA for hosting! 10545 Kings Hwy, King George, VA 22485. Scheduled Guest Speaker: U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Bill McConnell with a message called “Friends Forever.” Also scheduled are two bands: “Dead to Rights”, and the Mars Hill Band, who will play music by Christian artists including Third Day, Building 429, Hillsong United, David Crowder, Worth Dying For, Skillet, 7eventh Time Down, and more! There will be games & Papa John’s Pizza, drinks and desserts provided. The overall event theme: Friends Forever. Jesus Christ is a personal Savior and a best friend who never lets us down. Please help pass the word and invite teens! Any youth who brings a first-timer gets a FREE T-shirt! Brenda Buchholz (Two Rivers Baptist) is coordinating the pizza dinner, and needs volunteers to bring sides & desserts and extra hands to serve food. Please contact her if you can help: graciella1980@hotmail.com. Any donations to help offset food costs are also appreciated. Volunteers also needed to help setup, cleanup, or staff registration tables. Volunteers, financial support, and especially prayer support is always needed and appreciated! marshill@va.metrocast.net

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What is Lent? March 5 marks the beginning of Lent in 2014. For those of you unfamiliar with the season, here’s a brief primer. What is Lent? Lent is a period of time between Ash Wednesday and Easter that is geared towards spiritual purification, meditation and penance. It lasts around 40 days, not including Sundays, drawing from the 40 days Jesus fasted in the desert before starting his ministry. Who participates in it? Lent is practiced by most Christian groups, including Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Anglicans and Lutherans. However, it is not generally practiced by Baptists. Do you have to give something up? No. The focus of the season is on spiritual growth. The focus is not supposed to be on one’s self, but one’s relationship with God. Oftentimes Christians choose to take on something during Lent, like reading more of the Bible or completing daily devotions.

Save the Date Mark your calendar on May 31, 2014 for a “Day in the Country”

To celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Hanover-with-Brunswick Join in the fun at Historic Lamb’s Creek Church from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located just off Route 3 on Lamb’s Creek Church Rd in KG, Come out for a fun day of Tours, BBQ, Live Entertainment, Games for Kids, Baked Goods Auction & Plant Sale For more information visit the website at www.hanoverwithbrunswick.com

Fasting is a traditional part of Lent, but not everyone does it. Its purpose is to symbolize penance, remorse for one’s sins. This can also be done by giving up a luxury or by completing acts of charity. Catholics become pescatarians on Fridays during Lent, meaning the only meat they eat comes from fish. That’s why you’ll see a lot of Fish Frys around town during this season. Do non-Christians participate? Yes. Lent has gradually become secularized by many, serving as a chance to give up bad habits. As PennLive’s Kari Larsen puts it, “It’s a second chance at New Year’s resolutions.” When does it end? Good question. For most protestant churches it concludes on the Holy Saturday or the day before Easter. For Roman Catholics, however, it concludes on Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday the day before Good Friday, which is the Friday before Easter. http://connect.pennlive.com/staff/ jhatmaker/posts.html Julia Hatmaker

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hank You, Jesus, Mary (Mother of God) and St. Joseph, St. Jude, St. Anthony and St. Rita for your help. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.

- Philippians 4:6

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 540710-3831

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

Daily Mass: Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. Adoration precedes each morning Mass Confession: Sat. following 8:00 a.m. Mass & at 4:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443

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• 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

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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!"

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church

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New Port Royal Restaurant Offers Pleasant Dining Experience   By Richard Leggitt Travelers along Route 301 have a new, pleasant dining experience available to them now that Leo Dimosthenous and his family have opened Anthi's Family Restaurant just south of the Rappahannock River Bridge in Port Royal. "We want to provide our customers with a good experience," said Leo. "We want them to be happy with the food, the service and the price." Happy is a word often used to describe Leo these days. He immigrated from Cyprus along with his mother, Anthi, and his father, Tony, and had been living with relatives in Spotsylvania until just a few months ago. The Dimosthenous family operated a restaurant in Cyprus for more than 10 years until the economic climate there forced them to look for a new location. They picked Virginia because they had other family here and are delighted to have settled in the Rappahannock River community of Port Royal.

The new restaurant is located at 304 Main Street in a historic old building that once housed Lynn’s Inn on the west side of Route 301. Leo and his parents live above the restaurant and are constantly working to build upon the colorful, cheerful atmosphere that greets customers. The restaurant's menu includes many mouthwatering favorites of Greek and Cypriot origins that are sure to please travelers and local residents. There are Greek salads, Greek-style beef stew, chicken souvlaki and baklava, as well as plenty of American dishes, including hamburgers and meatloaf. Anthi's Family Restaurant serves daily specials including stuffed peppers, roasted pork loin and roasted chicken. The restaurant's menu also includes baked spaghetti and homemade lasagna, as well as chicken and veal Parmesan. Also on the menu are meatball and cheese subs, Paninis, BLTs, fried shrimp, baked flounder and spaghetti and marina sauce, as well as gyros, home-made cheesecake and tiramisu

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Leo's 22-year-old sister and 20-year-old brother, who are studying in Cyprus, are scheduled to join the family in Port Royal this summer. "We will put them to work for sure," Leo said.

Goodwill opens rack store in Colonial Beach The Rappahannock Goodwill Industries held its grand opening at the Beach Gate Shopping Center on Feb. 28, in Colonial Beach. This location is the first Rack Store for Goodwill Industries. They will only sell clothes and accessories. All men’s and ladies clothing are three dollars, baby clothing is one dollar and accessories, such as shoes and purses are two dollars, including tee shirts.

The Goodwill truck will still be located in the Beach Gate shopping Center for donations. Attending the grand opening were Ted Smith vice president for donated goods, Robert Franko, regional manager, Mr. Cosner, owner of the shopping center and Debbie Smith, the store manager. The hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. —Lorene Rich

Cub Scout Pack 258, with the support of the CB Volunteer Rescue Squad, held an “I Love You Dinner� fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 21. Over 45 tickets were sold for a wonderful dinner prepared by the Melson and Meler families of Pack 258.  Many of the boys volunteered to help set up tables, put up decorations and peel the many pounds of potatoes needed. During the dinner, the boys were dressed in white shirts with bright red bowties made of duct tape.  They were all charming waiters as they served salads and bread to the hungry guests. After dinner was served and enjoyed, everyone treated themselves to the chocolate fountain and goodies; even the boys got their treats for a job well done.  Photo opportunities were

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Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild 2nd Friday Art Walk March 14 Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow for a while. With spring right around the corner the artists have been readying themselves and have some great exhibits to share with you. Starting at the Fisheries building on Taylor Street, artist Anne Machetto from Newburg MD will show her beautiful photography.  Going down the street to JarretThor’s Fine Arts is the “Workshop Alumni Exhibit II. This exhibit contains the art of seven artists who led gallery workshops during 2012-13 plus the work from students who attended those workshops. The art includes a wide variety of landscapes, seascapes, still life and abstracts in various media. Across the street on Hawthorn is Pottery by Hannah and Studio A. Artist Bob Wayt Smith will give a live demonstration in oil painting. Going up the street to the RiverView Inn, artist Olga Farneth will have some oil paintings on display. Ms. Farneth is a long time resident of the beach and will enjoy seeing you all. Further up the street

available for couples or singles, and then there was the Chinese Auction with ten baskets up for grabs. The highlight of the event, the Newlywed Game, consisted of four volunteer couples who participated to see how well they knew each other: Couple #1 was Debbie & George Rollins; #2 Missey & Stephen Lee; #3 Don & Jean Claus; and #4 was Gussie & Bob Smith.  The winning couple was Don & Jean Claus, with 58 years together. All in all, it was a very fun time, and great food was enjoyed by all in helping to support the Cub Scout Pack. Pack 258 wishes to thank everyone who participated and those who helped in getting it organized, set up, cooked and cleaned up. It was so much fun, they believe they just might do it again next year. 

is Visions by Shirl, new studio artist Janice Jones Miano will show her art and her handmade stone jewelry.  Studio  photographer Glenn Gemmell will be selling some special pieces he has been collecting.  Art by studio artists include: Shirl, Dr. Judi Morris, Hubert Jackson, Maria Roe, Judy McIrvin and Gerry Hicks.  Ron of Twisted Router will show his custom wood designs. The following participating businesses will each have an art exhibit: • Vision’s by Shirl, 118 Hawthorn Street, hosting Janice Jones Miano • Potomac River Fisheries Commission, 222 Taylor Street, hosting Anne Machetto • Riverview Inn, 24 Hawthorn St, hosting Olga Farneth • Pottery by Hand & Studio A, #10 A-B Hawthorne Street, hosting Bob Wayt Smith • JarrettThor Fine Arts, 100 Taylor Street #101, hosting Workshop Alumni II Well, that’s the round-up this month.

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Love Thy Neighbor News Our March St. Patrick’s Day Event began with Love Thy Neighbor staff and volunteers encircling our guests and praying about the afternoon festivities. Mr. Monroe, principal of King George Elementary School, played the piano and sang sweet Christian melodies as the audience tapped their feet and clapped to the music. A couple of ladies went up and actually joined in as Mr. Monroe continued to play. Pastor Randal Snipes of Oak Grove Baptist Church presented a moving message, gave an invitation and three people accepted the Lord. Praise God! Our volunteers were exceptional once again, as their numbers continue to increase each month. We had students from King George High School - Emilee, Davion and Brooke, to name a few - who came to perform community service; each eager to return next month ~ helping out with everything from setting up tables and chairs to serving our guests, accompanying them through the Food Pantry line and carrying groceries to their car, if needed. Girl Scout Troop #3071 returned this month handling our Children’s Corner. Mr. Kenneth Harper and his teens took care of the cleanup; Ron had kitchen duty this time and was short-handed, but did a great job. There were a number of individuals who came ‘just to help’ and we appreciate each and every one! We served dinner ~ pulled pork BBQ, macaroni n’ cheese, baked beans and bread ~ to approximately 90 families this month. Our Food Pantry

opened with items which included breakfast foods, soups, canned meat, pasta and sauce, hygiene items, fresh grapefruit and apples, fresh bread and dog/cat chow. The Community Care Clinic and Love Thy Neighbor have joined hands to commit to the wellbeing of our community. Theresa Gauvin, Administrive Director, gave a brief statement about the new Community Care Clinic, which opened in the old Gateway Urgent Care facility at 11131 Journal Parkway. She said all insurances will be accepted with their focus on people with minimal or no health insurance ~ no one is turned away! She also performed blood pressure checks and answered questions from folks interested in finding out more about the services offered. Love Thy Neigbor will be working closely with the Community Care Clinic in our joint effort to reach more of our neighbors in need. A volunteer Navigator was on hand to help those in our audience who had no health insurance or questions about qualifying and signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Health Care Act. Also, they will be available at the Community Care Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of March. Please call the clinic at (540) 625-2527 to schedule an appointment with a Navigator before March 31. Further announcements will be posted on the Love Thy Neighbor website (www.lovethyneighbor-kg. org) and appear in The Journal.

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KG Foxes softball geared up for the spring season Leonard Banks Sports editor

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The short game will be big part of the defending district and regional champions Foxes varsity softball offense this season.

They have established a standard of softball competition that will be tough to live up to for years to come. After winning the district, regional and quarterfinal state championship games, Foxes varsity softball head coach Renee Parker has the monumental task of surpassing last season’s school history making efforts. Afterall, the Foxes produced the best softball player in the area in the form of current UVA-Wise freshman Taylor Brandts. The Foxes’ style of slash, dash and deliver without excuses has earned them the reputation as the apex member of the current 4A North Conference 22 food chain. With numerous hitters capable of switchhitting, opposing pitchers will have their hands full as they attempt to figure out the Foxes.

“We have a lot to live up to from last year,” Parker said. “I am happy to say we have solid pitching coming back this season. The good thing about our team is that all of them have travel experience, and they play all year long.” This season, the Foxes have become exclusive, as they are keeping an 11-player squad. “We’re definitely in an up cycle of talent,” Parker said. “We have two more freshmen coming up next season that will be as good as the two we picked up this year.” Behind the plate, the Foxes are solid. Monica Brandts, also the team captain, will continue her duties as the team’s lead catcher. For slugging, there are no weak links in their batting order. From Brandts to Ashleigh Nalls, the Foxes are capable of implementing both the long and short game of Parker’s game plan. “My biggest goal this season is to develop

the short game in a much bigger way than we did last year,” Parker said. With a program filled with youth, Brandts is the only senior on the team this season. As the Foxes starting pitcher, Nalls has proven with a variety of pitches that she has the right stuff to compete in the conference. “The difference between Taylor and Ashleigh is that Taylor can throw the rise ball at a very high speed (60 mph),” Parker said. “Ashleigh may not have the speed of Brandts, but she is good at several different pitches—and she can consistently hit location.” The Foxes hope to fill the void of losing Brandts by stepping up their defense. Currently, the Foxes are in the midst of preseason play, and no decisions have been made of position starters. “It’s a good situation, because they are all so evenly talented, and there are only two play-

2014 KG varsity baseball preview Leonard Banks Sports editor For the past year, the Foxes varsity baseball program has quietly flown under the radar. Within the framework of their current team, the possibilities of resurrecting a sleeping giant could result in a season filled with success. However, the 2013 season is a distant memory, and the Foxes have returned with an arsenal of sluggers who have the potential to dominate the newly-reclassified VHSL 4A North Conference 22. “If we can get together and keep our focus, we could have a good year,” Foxes head coach Thad Reviello said. “We have a good group of players returning this season.” Returning players to the Foxes line include: Hunter Tolliver, Trevor Lyburn, Jay Buckner, Daniel Frederickson, Cody Beall, Matthew Wright, Lane Ward, Jordi Estes, Michael Hundley and Drew Berry. After a two-year absence from baseball, football standout Corey Henderson certainly presents some interesting possibilities for the Foxes’ ability to increase their scoring potential. After a successful stint with the IMG Academy, Blake Clift will add some pop and zip to the Foxes’ pitching rotation. As for Estes, he could be the intangible that could boost all aspects of the Foxes’ offensive and defensive game. Estes, a Fairmont University commit and a multi-athlete, has played baseball during the off-season for years. Foxes sophomores Zach Johnson and Rudy Morrow have earned the respect of the Foxes’ coaching personnel to move up to the varsity level. On the mound, Ward will be counted on to lead the Foxes’ pitching rotation, while Wright has shown promise behind the plate as a backup

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catcher to Tolliver. Currently, players are competing for a variety of field positions, which can change according to performance. “Competition among teammates is always a good thing, because nobody will get comfortable knowing somebody is right behind them and ready to step up,” Reviello said. While their familiarity with area teams has resulted in years of nailbiting games that have often gone down to the wire, there will be two new predators in a conference infested with opposition. Beginning March 21, Fauquier and LibertyBealton will enter the mix of competitors. “With the way we’ve improved this season, I feel good about our team,” Reviello said. “We have the right attitude and work ethic to have a successful season.” On Tuesday, March 18, the Foxes’ regular season will start, as they are scheduled to host Eastern View. Game time is 6 p.m.

ers that will not be starting at any given point,” Parker said. “They are also aware that they will be competing for positions throughout the season.” “Although my team may feel the pressure of last year’s success, we have things this year that we did not have last year,” Parker said. “We have the memory of Taylor Brandts, Taylor Balmaz and Kari McCullough to live up to as continued inspiration.” The aforementioned Fox 2013 graduates are currently impacting their collegiate softball programs. Brandts, a UVA-Wise freshman, has already thrown a no-hitter and boasts an ERA of .034. The Foxes will begin their regular season on March 17, during an away game against Rappahannock. On the following day (March 18), they will host their first home game against conference rival Eastern View.

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Karen Friedman Memorial Baseball Camp for a Cure Staff Reports Spring baseball fever is in the air! On Sunday, March 23, at Massaponax High School, King George High School and former Battlefield Player of the Year, Joey Friedman, along with area high school coaches will host the first annual Karen Friedman Memorial Baseball Camp for a Cure. Kids, ages 5 – 12 will gain valuable instruction from sports professionals on the fundamentals associated with hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning. The camp will be divided into two

sessions; 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Confirmed coaches for the camp include: Dave Siegelman, Massaponax High School varsity head coach; Dan Beverly, Colonial Forge High School varsity assistant coach; Greg Ritchie, starting lineup clinic manager; Matt Fitzgerald, South County High School varsity assistant coach, and former University of Mary Washington assistant coach; Steve Hutson, Mountain View High School assistant coach; Chip Paytes, Massaponax High School assistant coach; Brent Stef-

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fey, Colonial Beach High School varsity head coach. The pre-registration fee for the camp is $45 per player, and $55 the day of the camp. For further information contact Joey Friedman at (540)273-8337 or online at jfriedman5@aol.com or Facebook.com/ friedmanball. Half of the proceeds from the camp will be donated to cancer research, and the other portion will fund the Karen Friedman Scholarship. The scholarship will be given to a King George High School senior.

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The Brent Steffey CBHS Drifter baseball era has begun Leonard Banks Sports editor

Leonard Banks

With a long history of winning championships, new Drifter varsity baseball head coach Brent Steffey is no stranger to meeting tough challenges.

If you enter the Drifterdome or have the pleasure of walking along the tundra of Monroe Park, you will feel the presence of legends. Most recently, arguably the greatest baseball player in the school’s 100-plus-year history, Brent Steffey has returned to his high school alma mater as the Colonial Beach High School varsity head baseball coach. As a player, Steffey’s statistics on the diamond may never be surpassed. Steffey and his former teammate, Mike Baskeyfield, set the standard; however, Steffey would like nothing better than to establish a new group of baseball stars developing under his wing. After setting and breaking nearly every school baseball record, the Rappahannock Community College and University of Mary Washington alumni will have the distinction of attempting to fill the shoes of another sports icon, Steve Swope.

“Brent will continue to make our baseball program one of the most respected competitors in the area,” Swope said. “The baton handed to him will lead to the Drifters taking off with the next 30 years of building glory for Colonial Beach. He will be a go-getter and a coach who will go out and market the program while developing players.” Out of the frying pan and into the fire, will be Steffey’s introduction into the VHSL 1A East Conference 43 minefield of competitors. Nothing will come easy for the Drifters as they prepare for a tough season ahead. From Rappahannock to Washington & Lee, the 1A Conference 43 is stacked with iron-tight competition. “I wanted to come back into baseball and give back to the community wearing a Colonial Beach uniform,” Steffey said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return as the Drifters’ head coach. I cannot thank coach Swope enough for the knowledge that he has left me with. He taught me certain skills

Honaker Tigers over CBHS Drifters in VHSL 1A state semi-final Leonard Banks Sports editor The dream of winning a state championship has eluded the Colonial Beach Drifters varsity girls’ basketball team for the second year in a row. Deep in the heart of southwest Virginia, at Wise, on the campus of UVA-Wise at the Prior Center, the Honaker Tigers (24-6) jumped out to a 14-1 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. By the time the Drifters (22-3) had connected with their first field goal, the Tigers were comfortably ahead by 16 points. Offensively, during the opening quarter, the Drifters shot 15.6 percent from the field (5-32). From the 3-point arc, the Drifters were 1-for-14. Along with the Tigers’ six-foot center Laken Robinette dominating the post, and the Drifters struggling to score, the game was never close. Robinette ripped down 22 rebounds and blocked five shots, while scoring nine points. At the foul line, Robinette was 13-16. Robinette’s teammate, Madison Musck, led all Tiger scoring with 13. Drifter guard Sydni Carey was the game’s top scorer with

18 points. Defensively, the Drifters were sharp, as they forced 26 turnovers, but could never overcome a 14-for69 shooting game percentage. Prior to the Tiger loss, the Drifters suffered a Regional Championship 5744 loss to the Altavista Combined School. As for next season, with the exception of two notable seniors (Kora Herrod, Billie Gould), the Drifters will return the entire team intact. Also, the Drifters varsity team will inherit a group of talented junior varsity players that have the skills to make an immediate impact. On Saturday, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center at noon, Honaker will play Chilhowie (25-2) for the state championship finals. Earlier, on March 1, the Tigers defeated Chilhowie, 4030, for the regional championship. This will be the Tigers’ first opportunity to play in the finals for a state championship in the school’s history. The last time Honaker came this close was during a semi-final loss in 1996, when their head coach, Misty Davis Miller, was playing point guard for the Tigers.

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Throughout the season, at the guard position, Drifter guard Sydni Carey orchestrated a near flawless offense that led to an unforgettable run.

KGYAA flag football registration update

Head coaches Monday evening, the association’s Board of Directors approved and assigned the following volunteer flag football head coaches: Pee Wee (ages 4-5) - Bullfrogs, Fireflies, Ospreys (Coach Venable, Coach Garner, Coach McGregor); D1 (ages 6-8) - Bobcats (Coach Catlett), Gladiators (Coach Bardine), Phantoms (Coach FryeBey), Rockets (Coach Nicoletti), Tigers (Coach Webster); D2 (ages 9-11) - Aces (Coach Indseth), AllAmericans (Coach Catlett), Dragons (Coach Williams), Green Devils (Coach Burrell), Rebels (Coach McLaughlin), Silver Wolves (Coach Webster), Venom (Coach Parr), Warhawks (Coach Frye-Bey); D3 (ages 12-14) - Blitz (Coach Cameron), Cobras (Coach Williams), Jesters (Coach Burrell), Lightning (Coach

“I wanted to come back and give back to the community wearing a Colonial Beach uniform.” —Brent Steffey Smith has a wealth of experience behind the plate. In the outfield, the Drifters are stacked with speed and arm strength. Currently, Cal Walker and Carter Foster are pushing each other for the left field position, while Colin Brandford and Foster are both being considered for right field. In centerfield, Mothershead is the central player being considered for the position. On Thursday, the Drifters are scheduled to play Chancellor at 5 p.m.

THE KGHS BOYS’ Foxes soccer SEASON HAS ARRIVED!

Although the weather has been a challenge, members of the KGHS Foxes boys’ soccer program have made the most of an otherwise tough situation.

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Staff Reports With its spring 2014 registration drive nearing its conclusion, the King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) is now feverishly making final preparations for its rapidly approaching flag football campaign. With over 300 flag football and cheerleading participants on board and ready to go, the KGYAA reports that they will be organizing and fielding a total of 28 flag football teams and two large cheerleading squads. There are enough flag football participants on hand for 30+ teams, however, after much canvassing, volunteer coaches could only be secured for 28 teams.

on how to coach that he is not aware of. From getting the support of the community to his baseball camps, he was definitely a go-getter.” The Drifters will need aggressive players with good arms. On the mound, the Drifters will feature Nick Graves and Kamron Smith as the Drifters’ starting pitchers. Both Graves and Smith have the tools to field at shortstop while producing runs at the plate. Both Smith and Graves have the experience and strength to consistently go the distance (seven innings). Noah Henson and Carlos Bermudez will battle for the first position, while Ryan Thomas and Austin Thompson will share fielding responsibilities at second base. Mike Mothershead has moved up from junior varsity to challenge both Smith and Graves for the shortstop position. At third base, Nick White and Cal Inscoe will have an ongoing battle throughout the season for position rights. As for catcher, Trevor Delane is currently the leading candidate; however,

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Kids both large and small look forward to KGYAA flag football season. Welch), Outlaws (Coach Padgett), Rage (Coach Pitts), Shockers (Coach Murgas), Stingers (Coach Campbell); D4 (ages 15-17) - Bucks (Coach Williams, Leathernecks (Coach Parr), Spiders (Coach Pitts), Thunder (Coach Rodriguez) The Board of Directors also approved Tiffany Bell as the head coach for the D1 Cheer squad (ages 5-8) and Melissa Pogue as the head coach for the D2 Cheer squad (ages 9-12). KGYAA rosters The KGYAA is forming rosters now and is planning to meet with the

approved head coaches later in the week to formally kickoff the season. The head coaches, in turn, should be contacting their spring 2014 players and cheerleaders by the week’s end. Beginning next week, all flag football teams and cheerleading squads will begin practices in preparation for the season’s opening day, which is scheduled for April 12 at Sealston Elementary School. The KGYAA season is expected to conclude on June 7 with the annual “Spring Fever Bowl” championships. For more information, visit the KGYAA on Facebook or at www.kgyaa.org.

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Cirque du Soliel’s Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour show is coming! Like many news affiliates, the LA Weekly gave Cirque du Soliel’s Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour show the following review. “There were colors everywhere. The choreography was out of this world and the technique impeccable. Michael Jackson had only the best dancers by his side, and this crew easily fit that mold. If you love Michael Jackson, or razor-sharp choreography, or ‘80s and ‘90s nostalgia in any way, you will love this show.�

On March 21-22, at 8 p.m., at the Patriot Center, in Fairfax, VA, fans throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area now have an opportunity to see this riveting engagement. Audiences throughout the country are flocking by the thousands to experience this once in a lifetime musical achievement. Cleveland, Ohio resident, Sean Carter was blown away with the fusion of visual, dance, music, and theatrical appeal of the show. “The people who designed,

choreographed, and orchestrated the show used the same level of detail that Michael Jackson did during his concert tours,� Carter said. The performance was flawless.� The show written by concert director, Jamie King, a.k.a. “Billion Dollar Show Director� unfolds as a musical history of the King of Pop. Jackson’s inspiring legacy is written on the faces of the dances that lift the audience out of their seats, while taking them on a supersonic, psychedelic journey into

a world where the language of choice is dance. The site of the show takes place in a realm filled with fantasy, and whimsical fairy tale discovery. From the moment the show begins, the audience will be taken down memory lane with a virtuoso of songs that range from Remember the Time to Thiller. While the show underscores Jackson’s unforgettable legacy, it also serves as an inspiration to his contribution to music, which includes his

three solo concert tours (Bad, Dangerous World Tour, History World Tour) that were highest grossing ($125 million) concerts of all time, and his love for mankind, and the fragile beauty of nature. For information pertaining to ticket purchases, go online to http:// www.ticketmaster.com/michaelj a ck s on - t h e - i m m or t a l - wor l d tour-fairfax-virginia-03-21-2014/ event/15004B82E4CC663B. —Leonard Banks

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TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH PUBLIC NOTICE Please take notice that on March 27, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the regular monthly work session of the Colonial Beach Town Council, at Town Center, located at 22 Washington Avenue, the Town Council will conduct a public hearing on the following: Lease of 108 Taylor Street, Colonial Beach, VA 22443, aka the “White Building,� located on the Boardwalk between Hawthorn and Dennison Street to Donna Clayborne and John Clayborne if there are no competitive bids Interested parties may submit a sealed bid for the leasing of 108 Taylor Street, Colonial Beach, VA. Sealed bids will be received by the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 18 N. Irving Street, Colonial Beach, VA 22443 until Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. All sealed bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Town Council Work Session, Town Center, 22 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA 224433 on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. by Town Council. Selection will be made based upon submittal of the highest and best offer. The Lease may be examined at the following location: Town Hall, 18 N. Irving Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA 22443 3/12/14, 3/19/14

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Westmoreland County, Virginia and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within the Town of Colonial Beach and the unincorporated areas of Westmoreland County. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for the aforementioned communities within Westmoreland County. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 3/5/2014, 3/12/2014

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for King George County, Virginia (All Jurisdictions)

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within all jurisdictions of King George County, Virginia. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for King George County. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 3/5/14, 3/12/14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING KING GEORGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS The King George County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing beginning at 6:15 p.m., on Tuesday March 18, 2014, in the Robert H. Combs Board Room of the Revercomb Administration Building at 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia. Case Number 13-05-Z02: Request by JPI Walnut Hill, LLC to rezone, with proffers, 6.7482 acres of Tax Map 9, Parcel 34, as depicted on the Generalized Development Plan, Walnut Hill as prepared by Webb and Associates, dated 3-27-13, from Rural Agricultural Zoning District, (A-2) to General Trade Zoning District, (C-2). The property contains 128.9452 acres and is located on the west side of Route 301 approximately 0.2 miles south of the intersection of Danube Drive (Route 1101) and James Madison Parkway (Route 301). The area requested for rezoning is adjacent to Route 301. The minimum lot size in the A-2 Zoning District is two (2) acres and the minimum lot size in the C-2 for property served by public water and sewer is 5,000 square feet. The proposed is commercial. The Comprehensive Plan identifies the property as being in the Dahlgren Primary Settlement Area with a proposed residential density for this area ranges from 1 dwelling unit per 1 to 5 acres in those areas without public utilities. In areas with public utilities densities of up to 8 dwelling units per acre may be considered. Documents related to the above cases are available for public inspection during the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Department of Community Development, King George County Revercomb Administration Building. The public is invited to attend the above scheduled hearings and to express their views on the above cases. Those who are unable to attend the public hearings may submit their comments in writing to the Director of Community Development, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 104, King George, Virginia 22485, prior to the scheduled hearings.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE OF 15521 REAL ESTATE AVENUE, KING GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. Pursuant to the terms of a Credit Line Deed of Trust dated as of July 10, 2002, recorded July 11, 2002 in the Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court, County of King George, Virginia (the “Clerk’s Office�) in Deed Book 400, page 490, as amended by that Deed of Trust Addendum dated as of October 10, 2007, recorded November 28, 2007 in the Clerk’s Office as Instrument No. 20071128000187970 (the “Deed of Trust�), default having occurred in the payment of the debts secured thereby, the real property briefly described above and below, and all improvements and fixtures thereon, will be offered for sale at public auction by the trustee listed below: Tax Parcel ID: 9-35-E All that tract or parcel of land lying, being and situate in the Potomac Magisterial District, King George County, Virginia, containing an area of 1.3968 acres, more or less, as shown on a plat of survey made by Jeffrey L. Howeth, Land Surveyor, dated September 5, 2000, which plat is recorded in the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, in Plat Book 18, Page 33 as the same is duly dedicated, platted and recorded among the land records for the County of King George, Virginia, known generally as 15521 Real Estate Avenue, and more particularly described in the Deed of Trust, together with all buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, together with all appurtenant rights associated with the ownership of the land and any improvements thereon, all as more particularly described in the Deed of Trust (collectively, the “Property�). The sale will take place on March 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. by the front entrance to the building housing the King George Circuit Court located at 9483 Kings Highway #3, King George, VA 22485. TERMS: A deposit in the form of certified or cashier’s check in the amount of $70,000.00 payable to Gary M. Nuckols, Trustee, is required of any bidder, except the noteholder, at the time the sale begins. The purchase price at closing will be the amount of the highest bid. The winning bidder, except the noteholder, shall sign a Foreclosure Sale Agreement (the “Agreement�) immediately following the conclusion of the sale. The deposit will be held by the Trustee and will be applied to the purchase price at closing. Closing within 30 days of sale. Time is of the essence. The Property will be conveyed by Special Warranty Deed. The Property will be sold “as is, whereas� and subject to all other recorded and unrecorded liens, encumbrances, security interests, easements, rights-of-way, covenants, conditions (including, but not limited to, environmental conditions, matters of survey, and conditions revealed by a physical inspection of the Property), restrictions, proffered conditions, if any, leases and mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, to the extent any of the foregoing may lawfully apply to the Property being sold or any part thereof and take priority over the lien and security interest of the Deed of Trust. Costs: Trustee to pay grantor’s tax; Purchaser to pay all other closing costs; real estate taxes due shall be payable as of the date of sale, including delinquent real estate taxes, if any, shall be paid by the Purchaser at Closing. Additional terms will be announced at the sale. Trustee reserves the right to amend or supplement the terms of sale by verbal announcement at sale. Gary M. Nuckols, Trustee. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary M. Nuckols, Hirschler Fleischer, 725 Jackson Street, Suite 200, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401, Telephone: (540) 604-2105.

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Before you go fishing…. Mark Fike The recent GLORIOUS warm weather has many of us with a fishing itch; I cannot wait to wet a line. Normally, that has been checked off my new list for the year by now, but given the ice, snow and cold, I did not even bother yet. However, I did venture out to the shed to look over my fishing gear over the weekend. I realized that there would not be a quick dash to the shed for gear and a run to the river or pond to fish until I take care of a few things. The cold weather has stiffened the primer bulb on my boat to rock solid, and it does not flex at all; that will need be fixed. While not a hard thing to take care of, it will take a few minutes and a run to the parts store to get a new one. Take a look at yours to be sure it is good to go. I would also recommend taking a look at your fuel, and see if any water is in it from condensation. Change filters on fuel lines, and check hoses for cracks, splitting or dry rot. I think a check of the spark plugs would be a good idea, too. I would also check boat lines (rope) for fraying and dry rot, as well. Sometimes cold weather will do

funny things to rope that has been in the sun for awhile. I thought my ropes looked OK last fall, but now some of them definitely need to be replaced. Last fall, I also put my rods away in good shape. Well, the line on most of them has gotten stiff, and some is frayed and needs to be replaced, as well. If you have spinning reels, you might want to try out the new Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL by Berkley. This line flexes like mono and is super strong. My first impressions of it are very good. I also noticed the reels I use in the Potomac River, although rinsed off well, still show some rust and corrosion. The bearings in several need greasing, too. I think an afternoon or evening with some oil and light grease will fix this situation. I also took a look at the eyes on my rods and found some crusty from salt buildup. A good hosing and toothbrushing will fix the issue; but again, that takes time. A look in my crappie box showed some stiffened grubs that need to be tossed out. I found shortages on some jig heads and some need repainting, too. My other boxes have tangled hooks and lures. Another hour or so

will take care of the problem. I sure wish I had noticed this on some of those nasty, snowy days. I could have done these chores then. I would also take a hard look at boat and trolling motor batteries. Mine are kept on a trickle charger, but I noticed one of my batteries went dead pretty fast after I took it off the trickle charger. I am hoping I can revive it, but it is two years old, and the cold was hard on batteries this winter. I think I mentioned in a recent article about checking the status of life jackets and other safety items. Check them again, and make sure they are in the proper place. I know that during the fall, I shove the boat in its spot and grab my crossbow or gun and head to the woods. Little time is spent properly putting things away when the fall fishing is good and bleeds into my hunting time. I am also reminding you all to check your fishing licenses. Many of us now buy our licenses in the spring, as they last a full year. I also encourage you to get your saltwater registry number or FIP (Fisherman Identification Program) number. This is necessary for anyone fishing tidal water, even if you do not need to buy a li-

Learn what is in your well water at the KG County Well Water Clinic Every year the Virginia Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, hosts approximately 18-20 Well Water Clinics in different counties. To cover all the counties and localities in the state therefore takes about three years, and this year is King George’s turn to have a Well Water Clinic. A very large percentage of citizens in the county rely on privately owned well water, and most citizens don’t realize that the quality of their drinking water is their responsibility, not that of the county. The purpose of this Well Water Clinic is to allow citizens the ability to test their well water at a very low cost. This test will determine how safe your water is and will let you know if there are harmful levels of heavy metals or bacteria. This test is normally very expensive and runs over $400 per sample; however, due to a grant from Virginia Household Water Quality Program, the cost per person is only $49. There will be two meetings involved with this clinic; the first will take place in the King George Middle

School Auditorium on March 24 at 4 p.m. This is called a “kickoff meeting”, where you fill out the necessary forms, watch a small video on how to take the water test, pay your fee, receive the water test kit, and be instructed to bring it back on the morning of March 26. The other meeting will be the informational meeting, which will take place at the same place on April 10. The purpose of the information meeting is to explain your particular water test results. Without this meeting one would not know how to interpret these results. Your individual well water results will be kept confidential. PRE REGISTRATION and PRE PAYMENT IS REQUIRED! Please call or visit the King George Virginia Cooperative Extension at (540) 775-3062 to register and pay with check. We have 75 kits available to King George residents, and they may go fast, so pre-register ASAP to guarantee yourself a test kit. The deadline for registration is March 24 at 12 noon.

cense. The only exceptions I am able to find are if you are younger than 16 years of age, OR if you have chartered a licensed charter boat to fish. If you purchased a SALTWATER license or saltwater boat license through PRFC (Potomac River Fisheries Commission) or VMRC (Virginia Marine Resources Commission), you are covered. Otherwise, you must register. I have heard of tickets being written by VMRC officers for not having this number. It is FREE, and you can go online to register for it at: http://www.mrc.virginia.gov/FIP/ index.shtm. You can also call them at 1-800-723-2728. One last thing: If you fish on the Potomac River, you need to get the Maryland number. They allow registration through their website at: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/swregistry.asp. Remember, the first fishing trip is often one of trial and error to get back into the swing of things. Many of us have not cast a line for months. Look behind you, around you and so on, before hooking your buddy! Have your stuff ready to go before blocking the boat ramp, and be courteous on the water. Keep safety in mind this year.

Del. Ranson “Freezin’ For A Reason” Delegate Margaret Ransone and her daughter Morgan attended the Polar Plunge in King George to benefit the Lauren Allie White Scholarship Fund. The event was held on March 1 at Tim’s II at Fairview Beach and organized by Christina Dempsey. Hundreds of people that included county officials, sheriff ’s deputies and others gathered at the event and plunged into the near freezing waters to help raise funds for the scholarship. Delegate Ransone said “It’s amazing to see so many teams come out and support the family and the scholarship fund. This is a great way to come together and celebrate the life of Lauren. You cannot replace neighbors that support and love you.”

Oak grove volunteer fireFighters — ice water rescue trained

On Feb. 2, a joint training in Ice Water Rescue for Westmoreland County Firefighters was hosted by Engine Company 3 in Kinsale. 27 people were trained to Ice Water Rescue Technician Level, eight people were trained to Ice Water Rescue Operations Level, and five people were trained to Ice Water Rescue Awareness Level. Members of the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department pictured above attended that training.

Plan to keep your pets safe Hurricane and flooding season is coming … you’ve probably stock up on bottled water and extra packaged food, just in case. You’ve got a flashlight and plenty of batteries. Your battery-powered/hand-crank radio is standing by so you can get local emergency information if the power goes out. But what about your pet? Pets can’t take care of themselves. During major disasters, pets often become separated from their owners. Avoid that heartbreak by making an emergency plan for your pet. • Prepare a pet disaster supply kit. Include at least three day’s food and water; food and water bowls; an extra leash and collar with identification tag; a few days’ worth of medication; current photos of you with your pet; blankets or towels for bedding and warmth; cat litter/

pan; your vet’s name and phone number; treats. Store items in a sturdy container that can be carried easily. • Make sure all dogs and cats are wearing collars and up-to-date identification tags. Consider permanent identification for your pet such as a microchip or tattoo. • Purchase a pet carrier and label it with emergency contact information. • Don’t leave your pet behind. If you have to evacuate, where will you go that accepts pets? Ask friends or relatives outside your area whether they could shelter you and your pet in an emergency. Find a hotel or motel outside your area that accepts pets. For more about making an emergency plan for your pet, go to http://www.vaemergency.gov/ readyvirginia/getakit/pets.

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Sunday hunting bill signed By Jackson McMillan Capital News Service Richmond — Virginians will have the right to hunt on Sunday beginning July 1, 2014 according to a bill signed into law last week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. House Bill 1237, introduced by Delegate Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, gives private landowners and their family members lawful authority to hunt and kill wild birds and nuisance species on their property, provided the land is not within 200 yards of a “place of worship.” An exemption in the law gives landowners and their family members the right to hunt outside of 200 yards of a place of worship “any wild bird or wild animal, including any nuisance species, on the landowner’s property.” That exemption means deer and bear may be hunted on Sunday in addition to wild birds and nuisance species. However, HB 1237 specifically prohibits hunting deer or bear with

“with the assistance or aid of dogs, on Sunday.” Non-landowners also may hunt on Sundays, with the written permission of the landowner. Lee Walker, a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, said biologists with the Bureau of Wildlife Resources need to examine game species affected by the additional hunting day and make recommendations for when hunting seasons should begin and end. “The Bureau of Wildlife Resources will recommend setting (season) dates that will make sure additional hunting days will not negatively impact those hunted species (mentioned in the legislation),” Walker said. “We’re trying to make as few changes possible.” Walker said the new hunting regulations should be posted on the department’s website by July 1. The new regulations also will be included in the new hunting and trapping handbook, which will be released Aug. 1, 2014.

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Healthgrades gives Mary Washington and Stafford Hospitals excellence awards Fredericksburg — Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital received Healthgrades Excellence Awards for pulmonary care and Healthgrades 5-star ratings for the hospitals’ treatment of multiple conditions. The independent Healthgrades gave Mary Washington Hospital 5-star ratings for treatment of pulmonary embolism, bowel obstruction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. Stafford Hospital was recognized with 5-star ratings for treatment of heart failure, sepsis and pneumonia. Healthgrades is a leading online source of physician information and

hospital quality outcomes, and it helps consumers search and compare physicians and hospitals. Mary Washington and Stafford Hospitals’ achievements are part of recent findings released in Healthgrades’ American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014, which evaluates hospital performance at more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Kevin Van Renan, Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) senior vice president and Mary Washington Hospital administrator, said, “These Healthgrades awards acknowledge the outstanding achievements that Mary

Antiques Considered... A lady in Kilmarnock inherited this pair of oriental tables many years ago. She thinks the wood is teak, and the overall condition is excellent, save for one of the lower stretchers that has been broken and taped together with black electric tape. The stains on the top are from two jardinières Henry Lane that contained plants. They Hull are unmarked as to origin, and are 22 inches high. These tables probably are Japanese, and date from the late nineteenth century. The absence of a maker’s mark indicates that they were made prior to 1891. In addition, having no indication of the country of origin possibly means that they were intended for domestic use. The stains might come out with careful application of a mild cleanser. As to the broken stretcher, I recommend seeking professional assistance in properly repairing it. If it was a clean break, wood glue and a clamp should be able to handle the problem. Oriental furniture is not as popular as it was a generation ago. These are nice tables, and have good, if not exceptional, carving, but are not in what we might term a rare category. Twenty-five years ago our firm conducted a sale in Washington for the estate of a lady who had filled her entire four-story house with orientalia. She had numerous pieces similar to these tables, most of which sold well. As a rule, people use oriental pieces

Washington Hospital, our physicians, nurses, and Associates have made to provide our patients with consistently high levels of clinical care. We are extremely proud to receive these excellent national ratings.” Cathy Yablonski, MWHC senior vice president and Stafford Hospital administrator, said, “Clinical excellence is our goal at Stafford Hospital, and based on this latest Healthgrades report, excellent, 5-star treatment is exactly what we are delivering to our patients. Our clinical staff and physicians have developed care protocols that are saving lives. The welfare of our patients always comes first, and this commitment

shines through in Healthgrades.” The 437-bed Mary Washington Hospital and 100-bed Stafford Hospital are part of the not-for-profit Mary Washington Healthcare system. “As American policy-makers focus more intently on ways to lower healthcare costs and improve quality, patients are being asked to assume more responsibility for their healthcare decisions — from selection of their health plan to the associated network of physicians and hospitals,” said Evan Marks, EVP, Strategy and Informatics, Healthgrades. “Since all hospitals do not perform equally in all procedures, patients can have confidence that by selecting a physician associated with a

hospital with 5-star performance, for a specific procedure or condition, they can potentially improve outcomes and reduce costs.” For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 31 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades awards hospitals quality achievements for cohortspecific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5 star (statistically better than expected),

3 star (statistically as expected) and 1 star (statistically worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance information, such as cohortspecific outcomes data and quality achievements for individual hospitals may be found at www.healthgrades. com/find-a-hospital. More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades. com/quality. Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2010-2012 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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