April 10, 2013
Vol. 3, No. 4
Revamped Dukes baseball team takes the field. See page 12
Photo by Roslyn Ryan
Cumberland High School student Kasey Marshall says she has enjoyed working on the mural for the county library’s children’s area. That said, she admitted a work of this size is always a challenge.
Library mural a tall order for artist For Cumberland artist Kasey Marshall, the latest challenge has come courtesy of a fairy. he life of an artist can be challengWe’re talking here about the fairy Marshall ing: the struggle to be understood, has been charged with painting on the wall of the difficulty of finding steady the Cumberland County Library, specifically work – the constant search for inspiration. the wall in the soon-to-be-renovated chilBy Roslyn Ryan Editor
dren’s area. Marshall’s mural, a whimsical forest scene that includes colorful woodland creatures and an ode to Murphy, the library’s story-time dog, has been a labor of love – though she’ll
COMMUNITY: Volunteer firefighter honored for service. P6 CALENDAR: See what’s happeing in Cumberland this month. P2
Cumberland girl scouts make “treat trip” to local hospital. See page 8 Upcoming retreat will focus on the forest. See page 9
see Artist > 2 SCHOOLS: Cumberland students Read Across America. P4 SPORTS: Second Chance 5K will welcome runners April 20. P9
FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Forgiveness, a fresh start, are sometimes what we need most
Body of murder suspect found in Cumberland
By Roslyn Ryan Editor
I was standing on line at a gas station last week, waiting to pay for a snack, when the woman in line in front of me suddenly turned around. I had noticed her before, walking through the aisles, and it struck me that something seemed just a bit off about her. I couldn’t help but take note of her clothes, which looked as if they had been plucked from a bin at random and the way she kept blinking, as if to trying to adjust to a room that was a little too bright. There also was the way she acted towards her children — or the people I assumed were her children. She stayed close to them as they perused the aisles, oddly close it seemed, and asked them questions about what they had been up to and how they were doing in school. Now in line, turning to face me, she asked where the nearest fast food restaurant was, and mentioned that she and her family were travelling. Always happy to show off my knowledge of “how to get to stuff,” I told her where the restaurant was and how to get
there, and, then, being nosy as usual, I asked where they were headed. There was a brief silence then — only a second or two, but long enough for me to tell that she was not sure whether she wanted to answer the question. Then she did. “I’m going home,” she said, suddenly looking anywhere but at me. There was another pause. “I just got out of prison.” There are a lot of ways a person can respond to a statement like that, some obviously better than others. As is my habit, I didn’t exactly pick the right one. “Oh,” I said, willing myself to treat this admission as if she had just said she was headed back from the beach, or from her son’s graduation, or any place other than one that she was remanded to by a judge. “Well . . . good for you.” That’s what I meant, of course — sort of, but also more than that. I also meant “good for you for being willing to tell someone that. Good for you for paying your debt, for doing your time, for standing here, fidgeting with your sweater under these too-bright lights, and taking the first step toward
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rebuilding your life the way it should have been in the first place, before the mistakes — whatever they were. Good for you for getting back up.” I would like to think she got under-
At that moment, as I watched her walk away, I wished I had said something more profound — or at least encouraging. stood that, as she thanked me for the directions, hurriedly paid for he gas and followed her family out of the store. But, of course, she probably didn’t. At that moment, as I watched her walk away, I wished I had said something more profound — or at least encouraging. I also wished for her the same things so many of us need, at least at some point in our lives: A fresh start, a second chance. Forgiveness: More than anything, I hope that she finds it.
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Man was sought in connection with killing in Chester By Ben Orcutt Staff Writer
A former corrections officer wanted in connection with a killing and house fire in Chester died Thursday in an apparent suicide at a remote cemetery in Cumberland County, according to police. After learning that Lloyd Edward Warren Jr., 46, had been close with his late grandparents, investigators went looking for him at the cemetery on Jefferson Road in Cartersville, where police believe the grandpar-
Artist continued from > 1 be the first to admit she hasn’t exactly loved every minute she’s spent working on it. “I’m used to doing oneor two-day projects,” said Marshall, who has been working on the library mural since January. The sheer scale of the painting has been the biggest challenge, she said, and has required hours spent perched on a ladder. “There have been some days that I’ve just been like ‘I’m done with this,’” said Marshall, as she filled in a grassy patch around a woodland creature’s foot. “But then I keep coming back.” One person who is espe-
ents are buried, according to Chesterfield County police Lt. Steve Grohowski. The police had been searching for Warren since Tuesday, when the body of Madalyn C. Carey, 42, was found inside the home she had shared with Warren in the Villages of Longmeadow subdivision in Chester. The home had been destroyed by flames. Authorities said Carey, 42, was shot, and that the blaze had been set. Police had described Warren as a person of interest in the homicide. Warren, a former sergeant at the Nottoway Correctional Center, had a criminal history that includes an assault on another woman in Powhatan County in 2003.
cially glad Marshall keeps coming back is library director Jennifer Beach. “She has been doing such a beautiful job,” said Beach, noting that the mural will be the crown jewel of the new children’s area. Once complete, the space will feature new shelves and giant upholstered “logs” for children to sit on and read, all paid for by donations. Marshall, too, is donating her time, but will receive school credit for her efforts. So what will she feel when she finally stands back and looks at her finished project, one that young library patrons will no doubt be enjoying for years to come? “One word,” Marshall said, smiling: “Relief!”
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Street in Farmville.
The WWII veteran’s meeting is held at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at St. John Neumann Catholic Church located behind Flat Rock Village Shopping Center. All are welcome. For further information on the round table, visit www. ww2rtcva.com.
Friday, April 12
Books Over Coffee is held at 10 a.m. at the Cumberland Library. Bring your favorite recent reads to discuss and share with the group. Coffee and dessert will be provided by the library. Cumberland County Public Library Meeting Room. For more information, please call (804) 492-5807.
Tuesday, April 16
The Skinquarter Farm Market is open daily from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., featuring locally-grown produce, flowers, jam and jellies and more. The market is located at 20800 Hull Street Road, Moseley, Va.
BINGO is held at the Powhatan Moose Lodge at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. For information call (804) 598-2809.
Murphy the Reading Dog visits the Library at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays to lend a friendly paw and ear to Preschool Story Time. Story time is led by Murphy’s “mom,” Marjorie Robison in the library’s children’s area. For more information, please call (804) 492-5807.
H.O.P.E. – Helping Others Prepare for Eternity – is a Ladies Group that meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month in the Fellowship Hall at Cartersville Baptist Church. All women are invited to be a part of this event. H.O.P.E encourages Christian development of ladies in the church and community through missions, spiritual outreach, community involvement, and Christian fellowship.
Thursday, April 11
Wednesday, April 17
The Rotary Club of Farmville will meet at 12 p.m. at Charley’s at 201 B-Mill
Books Over Coffee is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Cumberland
Library. (See April 10 entry). Murphy the Reading Dog visits the Library at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. (See March 13 entry).
Thursday, April 18 The Rotary Club of Farmville will meet at 12 p.m. at Charley’s at 201 B-Mill Street in Farmville.
Saturday, April 20 The Christian Motorcyclists Association Powhatan chapter Living Wheels meets at 6 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. You are invited to join us at Company 1 Fire station, Old Buckingham Rd. and Mann Rd. Come find out what we’re doing, and where our next ride or event will be. For more information call (804) 5981834 or (804) 357-6730 or (804) 512-8835
Tuesday, April 23
Street in Farmville.
Thursday, April 25 The Rotary Club of Farmville will meet at 12 p.m. at Charley’s at 201 B-Mill Street in Farmville.
Friday, April 5
BINGO is held at the Powhatan Moose Lodge at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information call (804) 598-2809.
The Skinquarter Farm Market is open daily from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., featuring locally-grown produce, flowers, jam and jellies and more. The market is located at 20800 Hull Street Road, Moseley, Va. (1/2 mile west of Skinquarter Road).
Wednesday, April 30
Tuesday, April 9
Books Over Coffee is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Cumberland Library. (See March 13 entry).
BINGO is held at the Powhatan Moose Lodge at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information call (804) 598-2809.
Murphy the Reading Dog visits the Library at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. (See March 13 entry).
Wednesday, April 10
Tuesday, April 29
Thursday, May 1 The Rotary Club of Farmville will meet at 12 p.m. at Charley’s at 201 B-Mill
on Wednesdays. (See April 10 entry).
Books Over Coffee is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Cumberland Library. (See March 13 entry). Murphy the Reading Dog visits the Library at 11 a.m.
Ongoing events: The Cumberland Clothes Closet is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The CCC is located in the Community Center Building C-7 (Old Cumberland School Building) and has gently used clothing, glassware, shoes and small appliances for sale. Currently the Clothes Closet also has many gently used Prom Dresses for sale. Cumberland Clothes Closet is a charitable organization that donates all profits. To get your events on the community calendar please contact Roslyn Ryan at Cumberland Today at (804) 598-4305 or e-mail rryan@Cumberlandtoday.
BINGO is held at the Powhatan Moose Lodge at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information call (804) 598-2809.
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OBITUARY Janie Elizabeth Curran Baker, 89, of Cartersville, died March 29, 2013. She was born February 1924 to Haller A. and Elizabeth Holland Curran. She was preceded in death by her five brothers and sisters, a granddaughter; her first husband, Hurvey W. Lang; and her second husband, William A. Baker
of Cartersville. She is survived by her children, Barbara L. Brannan, James W. Lang, Marvin N. Lang, Bonnie Stinnett (Harold), all of Cartersville, and Emma Jean Underwood (J. C.) of Charlotte, N.C.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Cartersville Baptist Church. Interment Cartersville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cartersville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 37, Cartersville, Va. 23027. Online condolences may be made at bennettbardenfh.com.
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SCHOOL NOTES Cumberland students get lesson in meterology Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapasas from Channel 13 News in Lynchburg Virginia came to visit the 2nd Grade at Cumberland Elementary School on Friday March 15, 2013. Ms. Tapasas spoke to the students about the four major storms and how they are formed. She also explained how meteorologists track and measure the weather, as well as storm safety and the water cycle. Students had a chance to ask questions and ended with singing Ms. Tapasas the water cycle song that they have been practicing with their unit.
Students take part in Read Across America Schools all across America participate in Read Across America Day, traditionally celebrated in March each year. Established by the National Education Association in
1998, the event coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The event was designed to promote reading, especially for children and young adults. The theme for this year was “Grab your hat and read with the Cat!” Therefore, all students were encouraged to wear a crazy, silly, or special hat to school. Cumberland Elementary School celebrated having DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. In addition, special guest readers from the community volunteered to read to students. Students received a small token of participation from Team WIN, the CES volunteer group. A variety of Read Aloud books were presented while the students were in the cafeteria, students participated in various games designed to promote reading, and prizes were awarded during the day. see School notes > 4
The Cat in the Hat received the royal treatment as he was escorted through the halls of Cumberland Elementary School on Read Across America Day.
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School staff members honored for dedication to use of technology The 7th Annual Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Longwood University. The Banquet recognizes individuals and school divisions that have used technology to promote education and support economic development in the region. Several Cumberland staff members were recognized. Vince Kesner, German teacher for Cumberland High School and Middle School, received the division Technology Teacher Award. This award recognized a classroom teacher that advances learning through the integration of technology into the curriculum.
Norma Crenshaw, technology resource instructor for Cumberland Elementary School, received the Technology Support Award. This award recognizes an instructional support person that advances a school division’s technology environment through providing crucial instructional technology support. This individual supports maintaining an environment where technology assists all school division’s stakeholders in accomplishing their educational goals. Chris Hartley, the Supervisor of IT for CUCPS, received the Technology Support Award for the division. This award is presented to a support person that advances a school division’s technology environment through providing crucial tech support. This individual supports maintaining an environment where technology assists all school division stakeholders in accomplishing their educational goals. see School notes > 5
School employees honored at the recent Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium Awards Banquet were, shown from the left, Cora Tolliver, Assistant Principal at Cumberland High School; Dr. Amy Griffin, Superintendent; Vince Kesner, German Teacher and recipient of the division Technology Teacher Award; Norma Crenshaw, technology resource instructor for Cumberland Elementary School and winner of the Technology Support Award; Chris Hartley, IT Supervisor and recipient of the division Technology Support Award; Elizabeth Jamerson, Director of HR and Co-Chair of the SVRTC; and Charles Motter, Assistant-to-the-Principal for Cumberland Middle School.
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Cumberland County Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary president Leroy Pfeiffer, right, recently presented fire chief Mark Chambliss with a check for $6,500 in honor of his department’s service to the community.
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On Saturday, February 16, the Cumberland County Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary honored their firefighters for their service to the community with a banquet. A check for $6,500 was presented to Fire Chief Mark Chambliss from Auxiliary President Leroy Pfeiffer. This money was raised through calendar sales, donations and other fundraisers.
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Students, teachers present 21st century highlights Cumberland County Public Schools has embarked upon a mission to utilize 21st Century learning skills in all classrooms and to implement ProblemBased Learning as a teaching strategy. Two teachers brought several of their students to the March 11, 2013, meeting of the School Board to present overviews of learning projects going on in classes. Brittany Doss, Cumberland High School Earth Science teacher, conducted
The Auxiliary will be hosting a Vintage Longaberger Basket Bingo on Sunday, April 21 at the Cumberland Elementary School. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with food being served, 50/50 raffle, Longaberger Baskets and lots of prizes. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. They may be purchased from any auxiliary member, NAPA, Farm Bureau or by calling (804) 492-5856.
a classroom activity where the students had to create earthquake proof structures. This required an understanding of different types of seismic waves. Students Melissa Gilliam and Tiara Beaty explained their projects to the School Board members. Prior to presenting their projects to the School Board, the students also presented in front of their classmates. Sandy East and several of her third grade students provided an overview of the “Write a Story” project. With the help of a PowerPoint Presentation, students Kaylynn Finch, La-Teairra Peagram, and Olivia Shores explained how they listened to published authors, researched various literary genre, wrote their own stories, peer edited, and completed a finished story.
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Southside Center for Violence Prevention is partnering with the Virginia Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention, the Virginia Department of Social Services and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia to raise awareness about the role everyone can play in valuing children and strengthening their families. Thousands of Virginia children suffer abuse or neglect every year. In FY 2012, there were 52,675 children reported as possible victims of abuse and/or neglect. The Virginia Department of Social Services found that 6,365 children were maltreated, and of those, 35 children died as a result of abuse and/or neglect. The statistics can be overwhelming, but they are reminders that no one can afford to look the other way. Everyone can find a way to make a difference so that children reach their potential. The 2013 Child Abuse Prevention Month theme, Insure Their Future: Invest in Children, promotes the need for meaningful involvement by parents, concerned individuals, communities and organizations. Assisting with efforts to raise awareness this year is Child Abuse Prevention Month Honorary Chair Robert H. Dugger, Ph.D, managing partner of Hanover Investment Group, an asset consulting company. Dr. Dugger has had a long and varied career in business and public service. His philanthropic
commitments have been in two areas: investing early in the lives of American children, and wildlife conservation in Africa. He is a founder of ReadyNation, chairman of the Invest in Kids Working Group and a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, all projects focused on ascertaining and communicating the economic-growth and jobcreation value of investing early in the lives of children. “We know that abuse and neglect can rob children of their potential. All too soon, they may fall behind on this journey called life. By working together, we can change how society interacts with children during the early years, so their inherent capabilities are nurtured,” said Dr. Dugger, a board member of Smart Beginnings. “As a longtime advocate for children, I support Virginia’s efforts to prevent child abuse and educate parents and caregivers about resources and programs to strengthen their parenting skills. Parents can do better when they have support. Strong families empower our nation. Working to put children first protects our nation’s most important assets,” said Dr. Dugger. For more information on how to keep children safe from abuse and neglect, visit www. madelineshouse.org, www.dss.virginia.gov or www.pcav.org or call the Virginia Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-552-7096.
Teachers and students presenting at the March 2013 School Board meeting included, shown from the left, Brittany Doss (Earth Science teacher), Melissa Gilliam, Tiara Beaty, Kaylynn Finch, Olivia Shores, La-Teairra Peagram, and Sandy East (3rd Grade teacher).
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Cumberland DMV Select marks five years of service Contributed report
The Cumberland DMV Select is celebrating a milestone. May marks five years of service for the local office located at 1 Courthouse Circle, operated by the Commissioner of the Revenue Anita French. Cumberland is one of 57 DMV Selects throughout the state that provide an alternative to visiting a full-service DMV customer service center. DMV Selects process mostly vehicle transactions and are in convenient locations where customers may otherwise have to drive up to 30 miles to get to a DMV customer service center. For the past few years, the Cumberland DMV Select has partnered with the DMV mobile office, called DMV 2 Go, to offer driver’s license and identification card transactions to customers on a regular basis. DMV 2 Go complements services already provided by the Cumberland DMV Select. The handicappedaccessible full service office provides all DMV transactions including applying for and renewing driver’s licenses and ID cards including Virginia’s veterans ID card. Road and knowledge tests are available, and applicants may get
their pictures taken. The mobile office partnership will continue quarterly throughout 2013 with the next visit slated for July 3, and there’s already a 2014 date scheduled. “The partnership between the Cumberland DMV Select and DMV 2 Go mobile office has changed the way Cumberland County and surrounding residents view DMV as a whole,” said Anita French, Cumberland Commissioner of the Revenue and DMV Select Agent. “Cumberland is a rural county, and we have many citizens in this area who do not own a computer, including a lot of elderly citizens, so renewing their driver’s licenses online is not an option. With DMV 2 Go coming to our office once per quarter, people find they can usually schedule their renewals when the mobile office will be here.” “Our mobile offices supplement the great work DMV Selects are already doing,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. “DMV 2 Go serves dozens of customers every time it visits the Cumberland DMV Select, so we know customers in this area are enjoying this service option, and we are happy to continue this partnership.”
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RECENT POLICE ACTIVITY All information provided by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department March 25, 2013 • Deputies respond to vehicle accident on Anderson Highway. • Deputies respond to vehicle accident on Angola Road. • Deputies respond to assist citizen on Cumberland Road. • Deputies respond to a domestic assault on Dana Drive.
March 26 • Deputies respond to domestic trouble on Sports Lake Road. • Deputies respond to burglar alarm on Anderson Highway. • • Deputy doing routine business checks on Cartersville Road. • Deputies assist with funeral traffic on Cartersville Road. • Deputies respond to domestic on Forest View Road. • Deputies respond to burglary alarm on Frenchs Store Road. • • Deputy responds to noise disturbance on Anderson Highway. • Deputies assist with funeral traffic on Anderson Highway.
Ampthill Road. • Deputy responds to assist with juvenile matter on Anderson Highway. • Deputy responds to stolen property on Milden Road. March 28, 2013 • Deputy transporting prisoner to and from jail for court. Deputies respond to alarm going off at Duker Road. • Deputy responds to juvenile matter on Ingles Road. Deputies respond to juvenile matter on Bear Creek Lake Road. • Deputy responds to missing person report on Bear Creek Lake Road. • Deputy assists with stranded motorist on Duke Lane. • Deputy responds to attempted B/E on Forest View Road. • Deputy responds to vehicle accident on Cumberland Road. • Deputy responds to trespasser on Amos Road. • Deputy responds to vandalism to resident on Anderson Highway.
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March 30 • Deputy responds to wellness check on Tarwallet Road. • Deputies respond to Games Farm Road wellness check. • Deputy patrolling area of Cumberland Road. • Deputy responds to noise disturbance on Miller Lane. • Deputy responds to suspicious incident on Miller Lane. • Deputy transporting mental subject. • Deputy responds to Columbia Road to wellness check. • Deputy responds to suspicious vehicle on Miller Lane.
• Deputy responds to vehicle accident on Cartersville Road. • Deputy responds to assist motorist on Cumberland Road. • Deputy responds to prowler on BC Lane. • Deputy responds to domestic on Horsepen Road. March 29 • Deputy responds to assault on Horsepen Road. • Deputies respond to domestic on Old • Deputy responds to Burglary alarm on Frenchs Buckingham Road. Store Road. March 27 • Deputy assists with vehicle accident on Stoney • Deputy responds to domestic on Plank Road. • Deputy responds to vehicle accident on • Deputy assists citizen with family matter and Point Road. • Deputy assists with stranded motorist on Sunnyside Road. trespass notice. Stoney Point Road. • Deputy responds to burglary alarm on Frenchs • Deputy assists with stranded motorist on Deputies respond to citizen receiving intimida- Store Road.
Cartersville Rescue Squad will host Country Western Night Contributed report
Join the Cartersville Volunteer Rescue Squad on April 27, 2013 for Country and Western Night. Dinner starts at 5:30 pm and the dance will begin at 6:30 pm. The DJ will be George Dickson. The price for adult admission is $17 and children 10 and under pay $7.50. The menu includeds a 12 oz steak (6 oz for children), baked potato, roll, salad, corn, and dessert. This event is preorder only, so please contact Barbara Brown at 375-3556 by April 20 to reserve your meal.
Diabetes support, education group meets April 11 Contributed report
A diabetes support and ducation group meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on April 11, 2013 at Centra Southside Community Hospital in the first floor conference room. The speaker will be Dr. Samuel from the Piedmont Health district ( VDH). Call 315-2617 for further information.
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Cumberland High School centerfielder Bow Winbush stretches out to make a play during a recent game against the Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Knights. Winbush, a two-time first team All-District player, is expected to be a leader on this year’s team.
Revamped Dukes team takes the field By Ben Orcutt Staff Writer
hile the Cumberland County High School varsity baseball team is low on players, head coach Duane Partusch Jr. is high on his enthusiasm and encouragement of this year’s squad. “The positives about coaching in a rural school are that I see a variety of different players and skill levels, which gives me an opportunity to teach,” Partusch said during a recent interview. “The minuses are that I
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don’t have many players and entering this year, his overall record to choose from. We rarely as head coach was 3-45-2. Last year the make cuts and generally Dukes were 1-12-1 in James River District play with only 11 or 12 play and 2-12-2 overall. A Group A school, players.” Cumberland competes in Region B. A Cumberland native, Heading into this week, the Dukes were Partusch, 33, played catch1-2 in the district and 1-5 overall. er for the Dukes before “Our main goal is to play well in the Partusch switching to center field district and play .500 ball and also win a as a senior and earned tournament game,” Partusch said. first-team All-District and All-Region honPlayers lost to graduation from last year’s ors at that position in 1998. squad were Hunter Glover, a three-time secThis is his fourth season at the helm ond-team All-District selection at third base
and Tyler Garrett, who was second-team AllState at designated hitter as a sophomore. The Dukes also will miss senior Justus Dowdy, their lead-off hitter and an honorable-mention All-District shortstop, due to knee surgery, Partusch said. Two junior starters transferred and one player quit, he said. “I really had to revamp my team by pulling some players from JV and moving some players around,” Partusch said. see Dukes > 13
Dukes continued from > 12 However, the cupboard is not exactly bare when it comes to returning starters, Partusch said. Senior Bow Winbush, a two-time first-team All-District pick returns at center field. Junior Cody Tyson returns and will see playing time as a pitcher and at first base, while junior Dylan Samuels, a secondteam All-District utility player, will see action at second and third base as well as on the mound. Sophomore J.P. Perry returns at catcher, Partusch said. Players who saw limited time as starters last year but who will be pressed into full-time duty this year are junior left fielder Dione Booker, sophomore second baseman/right fielder Tyler Shores and senior Jamal Watson at first base, Partusch said. Watson has been a pleasant surprise, Partusch added. “He has always brought posi-
tive energy to the team but has really stepped his game up and has become a regular starter at first,” Partusch said. Tyson is the Dukes’ ace on the mound. “Any time he pitches we have a chance to win,” Partusch said. The Dukes’ have been solid in the outfield and at the plate. “Right now my outfield is playing well and has the most overall varsity experience and as a team we are hitting well and getting on base,” Partusch said. “We need to improve upon our consistency in the infield and make sure that we make the routine play like we are supposed to.” Perhaps the most anticipated game each year for the Dukes is against Buckingham. “Our district rival is Buckingham and the gloves come off and both teams pull out all the stops in this one,” Partusch said. The Dukes are scheduled to host the Knights on May 7. Pitching is one of the keys to
success this year, Partusch said, “and because we are a young and inexperienced team overall we need to continue to learn.” No matter how the Dukes fare, his passion for coaching and baseball will remain the same, Partusch said. “The most rewarding thing about coaching is being able to teach and spend time with my team and share my love of the game and its history with them,” he said.
2013 Dukes Roster 2-Bow Winbush 3-J.P. Perry 4-Dione Booker 5-E.J. Rose 6-Dylan Samuels 7-Cody Tyson 9-Dakota Timberlake 10-Tyler Shores 13-Kevon Jones 14-T.J. Ford 20-Jamal Watson 21-Chase Davis
Planned 5K run will help get kids moving If you’re looking to get kids moving, there is perhaps no better way than to make it a team effort. With that in mind, Cumberland county public schools are partnering with the county library to help local kids win the fight against childhood obesity. Using a grant provided through UnitedHealthcare and Youth Service America, they will host a 5K on April 27. The project includes a standardized 5K training program for students, as well as a research component designed to provide information on the risks of childhood obesity and the role of exercise in maintaining a healthy weight. To Cumberland library
director Jennifer Beach, who first brought the grant opportunity to the attention of the school administration, the appeal of the project was twofold. “I liked that it wasn’t just a get-moving program – it was a learning program,” said Beach. “It was a chance to share information about why the fight against childhood obesity is so important.” Beach also liked the fact that the schools would be involved as well. “We already have such a great partnership with them,” said Beach. “It just seemed like a natural fit.” – Roslyn Ryan
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Local nurses honored for dedication, skill In recognition of Certified Nurses Day, these talented health care professionals from Farmville’s Centra Southside Community Hospital were honored for their outstanding efforts. Seated, from the right, are Kathi Manis, CEN; Brenda Ravagli, CPN; Shirley Townsend, MNN/IBLCE and Paula Romaine, CCRN. Pictured in the second row are Jill Hennelly, CWOCN, Angela Fowlkes, Med-Surg Certification; Angela McKay, MNN/RN-EFM; Charlotte Morris, RNC–OB; Jackie Murdock, CCRN; Melissa Newman, CPN; Wendy Lafferty, CPHQ; Patti Hill, CEN and Polly Wise, CAPA/CRNI. Pictured in the third row are Sharon Dotson, CRNI; Susan Coleman,CAPA; Amber Hucks, HHC and Troy Childress, CCRN; Absent were Gail Amos, CEN; Jamie Barton, CEN; Emily Berger, CEN; Gail Derringer, CCFN; Jennifer Dunnavant, OCN; Jill Rives, CCRN; Ann Marie Hobson-Langston, CEN; Stephanie Spigler, CEN; Harriet Vincent, CEN; Ruby Flood, OCS-D,HHC; Anne Anderson, CNOR; Susan Smoot, CAPA; Courtney Delcid, RNC-OB; Dion Tomer, CCRN/CCFN; Barbara Usifer, Geriatric Nursing-BC, Med-Surg Nursing; Susan Wood, CCRN; Sharon Canterbury, CPN; Tiffany Williams, RNC-OB/RN-EFM;;; Fran Hill, RNC-OB/IBLCE; Meshell Boyd, RNC-OB/RN-EFM; RNC–OB; Sarah Whitlow, RNC-OB; Alison Kelly, CRNA; Lorraine Christ, CRNA; Larry McBride, CRNA; Maile L’herrou Ridenhour, CRNA; Stephen Lunsford, CRNA; Del Andrews, CRNA; Carolyn White, CRNA; Cynthia Runnels, CRNA; DeeDee Karanian, CRNA; Sue Copsetta, CDE and Paula McNutt, CNOR; Contributed photo
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