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Ruth J. Herrink Publisher, The Journal Sept. 8, 1926 - Oct. 12, 2013

Volume 37, Number 42

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 50 Cents

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Seniors’ T’Niysa Taylor (left) and Kora Herrod will say goodbye to the volleyball program after the end of the season. Both athletes, have also had an impact on the Drifter softball and basketball programs. Herrod is also four-year member of the Drifter cheerleading team.

Several accusations were tossed around during the October 10 Colonial Beach Town Council meeting, and two items were approved. The council passed a resolution to recognize and support the 2014 Downtown Revitalization Management Team. The resolution recognizes that more stakeholders, such as property and business owners, within the revitalization and downtown area, as well as representatives from both Dominion Virginia Power and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), should be included. The council also recognized the offer of help from the Northern Neck Planning Commission, who will oversee the implementation of the Community Development Revitalization Block Grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, if awarded. The council also passed a proclamation to allow Trick-or-Treating on Halloween, Thursday, October 31, from 5 – 8 p.m. Council, town staff and the Colonial Beach Police Department ask that motorists use extra

caution while driving that evening. The first accusation came when Supervisor Larry Roberson stated that the county informed the supervisors that the highway department has threatened to pull funding if the Meadows Ave. paving project does not show some advancement. Roberson also said that the supervisors were informed that the town allowed the work to be stalled in the first phase of paving, but could not name a specific source for that information. Roberson said, “Meadow Ave. should have been done in June. The highway department wants to know if it is ever going to get done. And they have threatened to pull the plug if it keeps taking too long. Which means if they take their money, the county’s money goes, too. I don’t blame you all for trying to get more done. But we should have paved the first section that was originally decided on, and moved on from there.” Town Manager Val Foulds responded at last Thursday’s meeting, “I spoke to Mr. Robertson, he’s new to VDOT, and I do have a meeting with him tomorrow morning at 10

here.” Roberson added, “There’s a lot of money floating around, and I don’t want see the county or the town lose any funding from the highway department.” Foulds explained that on that part of the contract (referring to the first section of paving), the town did not manage that portion of the contract. Councilwoman Wanda Goforth asked Roberson if VDOT gave him a deadline date for finishing the work. Roberson indicated they did not. “There was a gap where nothing was being done, and now they see something is going on. They just want it to get done in a timely fashion.” Roberson urged the town to finish the first section of the road. Councilwoman Linda Brubaker brought up that there was some delay due to installation of cable lines. Roberson responded, “There has been cable lines, drain lines and this and that, but there was also a break for quite a while....” Brubaker cut in, to ask Foulds if these items had been finished. Folds responded, “Part of the issue, See council, page 6

BikeFest hoping to come to the Beach Oct. 2014 Gateway Linda Farneth Steven Keene, General Manager of All-American Harly Davidson of Hughesville, Md. wants to bring BikeFest to Colonial Beach. He recently met with Carey Geddes, Director of the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and Brian and Vickie Coffman, owners of High Tides Restaurant about creating such an event before presenting the idea to Colonial Beach Town Council during their Sep. 26 work session. Also attending the meeting was Ripley, a DJ with 97 ROCK, and Sergeant G.W. Keyser of the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office. Geddes said the event would be very large, so although the Chamber has agreed to co-sponsor, the event and would require no money from the town, the group wants to include the town council and Westmoreland Board of Supervisors in some of the decision making. The event would require some extra resources from both the town

and county for extra police patrols and other accommodations that regularly go with large events, such as; use of grounds, porta-potties and electrical usage. Keene talked with the council about the misconceptions a lot of people have about bikers. The old stereotypical profile of a biker, he said, is; Caucasian males, 25 to 50, covered in tattoos, dressed in leather, and appearing rough around the edges. And in some cases, that is still true, with nothing better to do than to ride around town stirring up trouble. “That would be the old stereotype,” Keene said. “In reality though, this couldn’t be further from the truth.” Today’s bikers average between the ages of 25 and 54 years old, they are Caucasian, African American, Hispanic and Asian, men and women. A lot of women are coming on board with the motorcycle industry,” Keene said, adding, “The average household income is between 75 to 100 thousand dollars, and most of them own

What is a bikefest? Keene said, “It’s just a series of activities at scheduled events, taking place at a specific destination (for

example, Colonial Beach), geared toward a biker demographic, strategically planned to accommodate their interests. All this in hopes of creating a tradition for loyal motorcycle enthusiasts, to participate in for years to come. “We are not those rough-andtumble people looking to come into a town and disrupt the city that we are visiting,” Keene added. Activities include bike shows; there is the “weinie” bike ride, where bikers get on a bike with a rider, and try to take a bite out of a hot dog; a bike rodeo shows off a riders’ slowspeed skills, such as the “roadkill” event, where riders attempt to pick up stuffed animals inside a small area. Events are all geared around having fun, while practicing safety. Of course, there will be food and beverage venders serving sodas, tea and alcoholic beverages. There is always live music, and many events end with a fireworks show. As with the Jet Ski Races, there

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their own homes.” Keene told the council, “Harley Davidsons are the Cadillac of motorcycles, so we invest a lot in them. While bikers may be interested in tattoos (and I also have some tattoos), and chrome, for some of us, we also share interest in art.” He said that he not only buys local art, but that of artists from places where he has been. “So, we do shop at the events we attend.” We love music, blues and jazz, religion and most importantly, we like reaching out to those that are in need. I have yet to find a more charitable crowd than the bikers when there is a community in need,” Keene said. The Chamber of Commerce has suggested to Keene that proceeds be donated to the Colonial Beach Education Fund. Keene also said that bikers donate to the Wounded Warriors at almost every event.

would be no admission fee to riders or spectators. Each event does charge an entrance fee for the participants. Harley Davidson would also cover production and design of an event shirt through sponsors. The town would be involved with the event’s logo design. History of the bikefest. “It all started years ago at Daytona Beach, with Bruce Rusmyer of the Harley Davidson Dealership. He decided to have a little get-together for the weekend. Look at it now, my gosh! Hundreds of thousands of people go there because it’s a destination. There’s other events just like that one around the country, and this can be one of them,” Keene explained. Keene said that the first year will not be huge like Daytona Beach, but with time, it could grow. He said that there is already a small presence of bikers who enjoy coming to Colonial Beach, who have attended See bike, page 6

Cullen Oliver wins the race! Below are the placements for the Chandler three mile meet that took place during the Montross Fall Festival on Oct. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

Cullen Oliver – 15:57 Jacob Daiger- 17-29 Stephan Mutisya- 18:29 Matt Wilson- 19:18 Rudy Pekarek- 19:26 Kathryn Beddoo- 19:59 Jenifer Broglin- 20:07 Donald Saunders- 20:19 Aaron Hooks- 20:27 Bob Brannon- 20:35 Bernardino Luna- 21:35 Matthew Squires- 21:45 Jenifer Rose- 22:10 George Barajas- 22:47 Zac Sudduth- 23:11 Angie Saunders- 23:22 Craig Mountjoy-23:40 Janey Kingman- 23:41 Josh Sudduth- 23:51 Kyle Vuksan- 23:54 Will Lewis- 23:56 Brian Kiser- 24:09 Celene King- 24:10

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Jim Howell- 24:10 Tracey Butler- 24:37 Lauren Ficklin- 24:39 Jamie Beamer- 25:19 Whitney Wade- 25:20 Kyle Sudduth- 25:42 Frank Christ- 25:53 Jacob Ristau- 26:20 Vanessa Lambrecht- 26:20 Sophie Luzier- 26:26 Dawn Hillard- 26:44 Rebecca Jones-26:49 Robin Evans- 26:54 Adrianna Carter- 27:04 Tina Markwith- 27:28 Laura Allen- 27:35 Dayton Combs- 27:37 Adel Greenwalt- 27:40 Emmaliegh Ondivict- 28:49 Kelly Taylor-29:41 Jose D- 29:47 Bailee Packet- 29:49 Kim Sudduth- 30:04 Yvonne Sudduth- 30:09 Kelsy Farmer- 30:39 Bryan Oliff- 30:40 Megan Squires- 31:21 Sheri Almond- 32:01

John Webber- 32:37 Abby Sudduth- 33:16 Ronica Richards- 34:03 Ashley Gilhuly- 34:14 Janet Wade-34:48 Thomas Rust-34:48 Donald Markwith- 34:51 JaDan Prico- 35:08 Mac Syndor-35:42 Marie Sudduth- 35:43 Julia Dameron- 37:17 Katie Kowalcyzk- 38:02 Tricia Sudduth- 38:29 Gage Anderson- 38:52 Brandy Jones- 40:46 Carver Weakley- 43:15 Indi Anderson-40:46 Melissa Houck- 44:35 Phillip Greenwalt- 47:55 Suzie Vucksan- 47:56 Lenna Daiger- 47:56 John Sydnor- 29:44

Mile Race Whitney Wade- 6:25 Christian Mountjoy-6:31 Connor Benson-7:06 Maggie Fanning-7:06 Liam Fanning- 7:07 Ronan Fanning-7:23 Eamon Fanning-7:26 Liz Rynard- 7:42 Mathew Smith-7:52 Wiliam Luzier- 7:55 Ethan Wade- 8:28 Zach Combs- 8:32 Kelsey Henry-8:36 Ethan McNamara- 8:37 Ryan McNamara- 8:40 Harden Dove-10:35 Skylar Markwith- 12:22 R.J. Houck- 13:02 Lindsey Ristau- 14:44 Cheyenne Sudduth- 14:49 Abigail Wade- 14:50

Urgent Care update The Herrink family built the Gateway Urgent Care building specifically to house an urgent care and medical offices. It was built to the specifications of the tenant, King George Medical Center, Ltd. We learned last week that the urgent care would be closing on Oct. 18 when the company notified the King George Board of Supervisors in a letter. We were aware that Dantra Healthcare, Inc. intended to file for bankruptcy and had already started, before the bankruptcy filing, the process of trying to find another urgent care operation to take over the facility, after notifying the bank which holds the loan. Since the bankruptcy filing and the news that the current tenant will be closing at the end of this week, the search process has taken on a new urgency. Despite the death of Ruth Herrink, who was instrumental in constructing the building, the Herrink family has been in discussions with companies interested in stepping in to continue to provide urgent care in King George and the surrounding area. Jessica Herrink

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Goodbye Ruth and thank you for everything There are some people that, based on the impact they’ve had on your life and their own force of personality, you think will live forever. And, then, in a moment, when it seems least expected, they’re gone. In a flash, a central pivot to an entire era has gone away and you’re stunned by the sudden cleavage of time. That was how I felt when I heard that Ruth Herrink, the publisher of this newspaper, and my friend for many years, had passed away. I am not someone who David S. Kerr is qualified to write Ruth’s farewell. I am only familiar with a tiny fraction of what went into the making of what I know was a remarkable life. But, I can recall with considerable fondness my experiences working with Ruth. It was twenty years ago, almost to the day, when Mrs. Herrink’s daughter Jessica and I were guests on WGRQ. Our job was to offer commentary on that night’s election results. That was when George Allen was running against Mary Sue Terry. The program went well and Jessica suggested, with her mother’s concurrence, that perhaps I should try writing a weekly column on politics. Since then, with considerable tutelage and encouragement, from both Ruth and Jessica, as well as considerable patience, I have been writing Virginia Viewpoints for the Journal. Its been a wonderful experience. In all, and this is based on a back of the envelope calculation, I have written some 950 columns. Throughout this period, Ruth’s kindness towards me never flagged. She encour-

aged me, edited my submissions, offered her take on my point of view and regularly made recommendations about future columns. One of my fondest memories was from the 2007 State Senate Election. (That was a big one.) John Chichester was retiring and Richard Stuart and Al Pollard were fighting for the seat. It was a great campaign between two excellent candidates. Ruth, as Publisher of the Journal, in what was a substantial undertaking, organized a series of candidate’s nights throughout the district. There was one in Stafford, King George and Westmoreland Counties and she asked me to moderate all three. It was exciting, but I had just had a fairly serious surgery and I wasn’t in the best of shape. I told Ruth that I wasn’t sure I was up to it. But, thank goodness, she

knew better and told me that it would be good for me. She must have known what she was talking about because I credit those three events as being the transition between my being sick and my feeling normal again. We had a wonderful time and the candidate’s nights contributed to the quality of a remarkable election. This experience remains one of my most treasured memories. When I started writing for the Journal I never thought of myself as a writer. But, over time, thanks to encouragement from Ruth and Jessica I started writing for some other papers. Far from being annoyed, when I got an item published in the San Francisco Examiner and later a paper in England, Ruth republished them in the Journal. I couldn’t have been more proud. There is so much that I appreciated about Ruth’s personality. But what I think I will remember most is her enthusiasm. Her interest and passion for business, her inherent sense of enterprise, and her kindness towards others, not to mention an infectious sense of humor, are traits I am not likely to ever forget. Ruth always seemed to have a new idea. Of course, the reality remains, that each new day, from now on, is a day when I won’t get a suggestion from Ruth, or a link to a column or article that I should look into. That wonderful interaction is now the stuff of memories. However, Ruth would probably be the first one to remind me that this is the way life works. With that in mind, there is a quote, that given Ruth’s energetic, but nonetheless common sense approach to life, that I think she would have appreciated. Its from one of my favorite authors Mark Twain. He was searching for a farewell for a good friend of his and I will just alter it a bit, to say, ���Ruth was a good friend of mine and she will be missed.”

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All elected officials should have term limits Ruby Brabo Having lived under the military dictatorship of Brazil in the ‘70s, where media was censored, freedom of speech was stifled, and dissidents were tortured and banished, I remember the very real and genuine fear that always hovered around our day to day lives. Generations of Americans have fought and died to protect our democracy and not allow a dictatorship. We want to preserve our freedoms. We want freedom of speech. We want equality. We want transparency. And we want the freedom to choose. I believe term limits should be in place at all levels of government. Term limits for the office of President were put into place with the ratification of the 22nd Amendment. This was done to prevent a monarchy, which as a basis of government, can be a form of dictatorship. The

definition of a dictatorship does not necessarily mean ruled by one individual but actually, in instances of government, it also means a “small clique” or “group”. A true democracy is supposed to prevent this type of autocratic control. “Public office means serving the public, ALL the public for the public good.” Dictators have no concern for the ethics of public office, which includes public trust. Elected officials are expected to serve for the benefit of the constituents they represent, while dictators are self-serving. Dictators determine what and how much information will be afforded the public, while public trust includes an open dialogue with the community. Dictators believe in autocratic control. “Public trust is the single most important aspect of public office. Without that trust, there is no integrity in government.” When one spends decades as a

Thomas Jefferson thought all elected officials should have term limits, what do you think? member of the ruling class, he or she will lose their effectiveness to serve others. We have term limits to prevent a dictatorship at the level of U.S. President, so why would we allow for it at any other level of government? If one is truly serving in the best

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Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: About four years ago I was privileged to hear E. W. Jackson speak at a meeting in Lancaster County. Afterwards, I knew this man was very different than others running for office. I had finally met someone who is a true man of God, and someone who is honest and strong in his political beliefs. In the years following that first encounter, I have seen that he continues his efforts to uphold those beliefs. He is a true statesman, not just a political opportunist who wants to make it a career. Jackson believes that for Virginia to stay free, its leaders must govern with respect for the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of Virginia. He strongly believes in the Second Amendment and in the importance of property rights. Every day we see examples of local governments working to trample on those rights. Jackson wants to work to defend our liberties. Jackson is a black man whose great-grandfather was a slave in Orange County. While my grandparents were from Germany and Ireland, as Americans, we both have great respect for one another. Jackson served in the Marine Corps during the Viet Nam era, went to Harvard Law School and practiced law in Boston for 18 years. He currently is Pastor of a church in Chesapeake. A true conservative, a true American and a tireless worker for freedom, E. W. Jackson is a man who will always do as he says. It’s all about liberty. Please join me in supporting Jackson for Lieutenant Governor on Nov. 5.

interest of the citizens, and not themselves, then one would most certainly not willingly seek continual re-election for the same seat. One would understand the benefit of a “rotation of office,” as repeatedly referenced by our founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson understood that when one spends decades as an elected official, he or she will lose sight of what it means to be a regular citizen: “My reason for fixing them in office for a term of years, rather than for life, was that they might have an idea that they were at a certain period to return into the mass of the people and become the governed, instead of the governors which might still keep alive that regard to the public good that otherwise they might perhaps be induced by their independence to forget.” Do you agree with our founding fathers that a “rotation of office” would better serve our community?

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Area Deaths Ruth J. Herrink

Ruth J. Herrink, 87, died October 12, 2013, surrounded by her family, following a brief illness. Ruth frequently recited the 23rd psalm; her cup truly was filled to overflowing with life, energy and ideas. She learned the words of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Salutation to the Dawnâ&#x20AC;? from her father Basil B. Jones - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.â&#x20AC;? The day before her final illness she was filled with energy, working on the next edition of The Journal in King George, and talking about her vision for how the problems with the urgent care facility in King George were an opportunity for something better for the future. Ruth loved to have her children and her King George family around her. She loved to fix dinner, and to visit about the day, the world and all that was happening in the lives of her family and friends. She had a questing mind - always working on a new project or coming up with ideas about how something could be improved. Many people sought her advice and she worked to promote projects that benefitted the community. She was in her office at The Journal every day and had a steady stream of visits and phone calls about community affairs. In September of this year she had started weekly classes in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Education for Ministryâ&#x20AC;? program, a fouryear course about the Bible, theology and church history because she was still on a spiritual journey. Ruth was active as the publisher of The Journal newspaper in King George, in constructing the building which housed an urgent care center in King George, in Historyland Memorial Park and in community affairs until her last illness. Ruth understood the need for an informed community and community service. Ruth was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Richmond, Va., class of 1943. She attended Oberlin College, Ohio, and graduated from Simmons College, Boston, MA, in 1948. For the last thirty years, Ruth published The Journal a weekly newspaper serving King George, Colonial Beach and Westmoreland. On this she worked closely with her daughter Jessica Herrink. At 81 years of age, she and Louis Herrink were instrumental in constructing a new office building in King George to house an urgent care facility and medical offices. She was involved in establishing the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation and Museum. As publisher of the newspaper she helped promote the Love thy Neighbor Food Bank, the King George Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market and other community activities. Prior to moving to King George, Ruth was the Director of the De-

partment of Professional and Occupational Regulation for the Commonwealth of Virginia, appointed in by Governor Linwood Holton and serving in this capacity under three governors. She established a consumer board to advise on licensing, established continuing education requirements and revised policies to allow independent practice for social workers and optometrists. Ruth served as a member of the Richmond City Council from 196365. During this time she voted to open park district round houses to African-American citizens. At the time she was told that being public about her vote would not be good for her political career. Believing it was the right thing to do, she made her views public. Ruth also served on the Human Relations Commission for Richmond, Va. to advise on implementation of civil rights in that era and was a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Commission on the Status of Women. Ruth was a founding member of the Richmond Forum which brought nationally and internationally known speakers to Richmond. She was a founding member of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bank in Richmond. She had a lifetime of community and public service. Ruth Herrink is survived by three daughters: Sarah (John) Ailey, Beverly (Brian) Klunk and Jessica Herrink, their father Louis Herrink, five grandchildren: Joseph and Cynthia (Richard Darago) Ailey, Patrick and Edward Klunk, and Meredith Wolfe, and a great-granddaughter Veronica Darago, her sister Patricia Parnell and her nephews William, Edward, Larry and Howard Parnell. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Basil B. and Ruth S. Jones. Services are Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 8 p.m. at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George. The family will receive guests from 7-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, the Love Thy Neighbor Food Bank, the King George YMCA or a charity of your choice.

Barbara Ann Shaffier

Barbara Ann Shaffier, 73, formerly of Colonial Beach, Va passed away, after a long illness, on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Alexandria, VA a daughter of the late Frank L. and Mary M. Miller. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, James Shaffier, and two sisters, Christine Leckner and Peggy Miller. Barbara loved living in Colonial Beach and spending time with her family. She is survived by her three children, Mary Susan Burdette (James) of King George, VA, Frank Levi Hall of Colonial Beach, VA and Thomas Edward Hall of Montross, VA; sister, Fran Stringfellow (Dallas) of Culpeper, VA; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services are private. Moser Funeral Home of Warrenton, VA is handling the arrangements.

Community Services Center moves

Community Services Center in Montross has moved to the Carter Memorial SDA Church lower level at 121 CarterTown Rd., just off Rte. 624 (Newland Rd). The Center re-opens this week with its regular hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.- 12 noon. Winter childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, bedding, small household items and occasionally furniture are available for FREE. For info/ directions, call (804) 493-8678 or (804)313-7467.

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KG Candidates Forum The KG Branch NAACP and Ralph Bunche Alumni Assn. are hosting a Candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Forum for the James Monroe and Shiloh District Board of Supervisorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; candidates. The Forum is Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the L. E. Smoot Memorial Library Meeting Rooms A and B, located at 9533 Kings Highway, King George. All are invited to attend for an opportunity to meet, ask questions, and become familiar with each of the candidates to be better informed when voting on Election Day. Any questions, call (540) 226-0991 or (540) 226-9754. Disclaimer: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Use of library meeting space does not constitute endorsement of this organization, this program or its content by the L. E. Smoot Memorial Library.

Save the Date 1st German Christmas Market hosted by the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation. Dec. 7, 4-8 p.m. at the Museum bldg. on Rt. 301. dahlgrenmuseum.org

KG P&R Halloween Funfest KGP&R Halloween Funfest will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 6-8 p.m.For children ages 12 and under, the event will feature games and prizes; flashlight egg hunt; costume judging and awards; a donut eating game and more fun. Sponsored by the KG Optimist Club and KGP&R, this annual event is fun for everyone. Cost is $4 per child. Call (540)775-4386 for more details.

Great Pumpkin Race KG P&R invites you to comeout on October 25 for the annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Pumpkin Raceâ&#x20AC;? and Flashlight Scramble to be held at Barnesfield Park. Bring your flashlight to the Park at 6 p.m. The Great Race starts at 7 p.m. Dinner special BBQ or Hot Dogs for sale. Pre register by Thursday, October 24th. FREE!Have fun looking for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Pumpkinâ&#x20AC;? and numerous pumpkins and eggs for prizes. At least 25 prizes in the $15-$25 value. Call (540) 775-4386. Subscribe to The Journal $24 per year Call 540-775-2024

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The University of Mary Washington Small Business Dev. Center in Warsaw is joining with Gail Bassette from TCE, a management consulting company, to present a 6 session workshop â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Growth Excelerator Programâ&#x20AC;? offers proven strategies to transform and grow your business. Every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-Noon beginning October 22 at the Northern Neck Planning District Comm. in Warsaw. Also, the Univ. of Mary Washington Small Business Dev. Center Warsaw Office and Marc Willson, retail consultant for Virginia SBDC, will present a workshop on October 24 from 9-11 a.m. at the Bank of Lancaster in Kilmarnock and another on October 25 from 9:30-11:30 a. m. at the Beale Memorial Building in Tappahannock. Titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Bah Humbug To Booming Holiday Salesâ&#x20AC;?, the goal is to help increase your holiday sales with 7 simple strategies and review retailing basics and best practices. To register for these offerings (seating is limited) please contact Bonnie Haywood at (804)3330286.

On Saturday October 26 at The Museum starting at 1pm is a Scarecrow Festival. Come to The Museum and build a scarecrow. Material to make a face, a scarecrow frame, stuffing material and refreshments will be provided. Make sure you bring materials to dress your scarecrow head to toe! Markers and paints to decorate the face and any other supplies (ropes, stapler) needed to put your scarecrow together. The scarecrows will remain on display through November weather permitting. Registration starts October 12. The price is $20.00 per team/family. Join us for a first of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind â&#x20AC;&#x153;History Walk on the Boardwalkâ&#x20AC;?. Members of the Colonial Beach Historical Society have put together a history walk to remember the lively days when the Casinos played a pivotal roll in Colonial Beach. On Saturday October 26 at 6 p.m., meet at The American Legion at the end of Colonial Ave to start the walk which concludes at the Museum. The cost is $10.00 per person. Bring your camera to take pictures along the way, you never know what spirits might be tagging along. For tickets and additional information contact The Museum at 2243329 or Patti at 804-761-7836.

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Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night Out at the Riverside Center. Sponsored by Mary Washington Healthcare, this is an evening of food, wine, screenings, entertainment and shopping. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at $15 pp. Register at GirlsNight.mwhc. com

Thursday, Oct. 17

KG County Historical Society. will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Revercomb Bldg. The October program will feature Dr. John Sellers, Specialist on Abraham Lincoln. Public invited. Light refreshments.

Saturday, Oct. 19

St. Margaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School 15th Annual Rappahannock River Run/Walk 5K through the streets of historic downtown Tappahannock. The cost to participate is $25 and includes a race packet with an event t-shirt. Discounts are available for running groups of five or more people. Onsite registration and packet pick-up will begin on race day at 7:30am in front of St. Margaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall at 444 Water Lane, Tappahannock. The race will begin promptly at 8 a.m. with an awards ceremony to follow. To register online, visit www.sms. org/run or contact Lindsay Harmon in the Office of Alumnae Relations at lharmon@sms.org or (804)4433357.

Monday, Oct. 21

King George Chapter 1616 will hold its October meeting, at 6 p.m. at Smoot Memorial Library Conference Room. If you are a Southern daughter OR if you love history OR doing good works for and honoring our Military and Veterans, this is the organization for you. Please join us.

Thursday, Oct. 24

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club of King George will meet on Oct. 24th, at 7pm. The guest speaker is Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, Curator of the King George Museum. Women, from King George and surrounding area, interested in attending please call 540-775-7878.â&#x20AC;?

Saturday, Oct. 26

Come join in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;spookyâ&#x20AC;? fun at the Newland RCVFD #3 Firehouse. from 5:30-7 p.m. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a FIRE SAFETY HALLOWEEN PARTY. 587 County Bridge Rd. Food, Games, Cakewalk, Costume Contest, Fire Safety Educational Materials and more. Admission: One nonperishable food item per person to benefit a local food bank. Come have lots of fun and laughs.

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Scouting for Food Combined units of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crews, and Girls Scouts will be distributing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scouting for Foodâ&#x20AC;? bags throughout Colonial Beach, VA, on October 26, 2013. On November 2, 2013, the Scouts will return to the neighborhoods to collect the donation bags, return them to the Church, sort them, and store them in the Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Panty. PLEASE NOTE: All food collected remains in Colonial Beach, in the Colonial Beach Baptist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Pantry to help those who need assistance locally. â&#x20AC;˘ The Colonial Beach Baptist Church has been helping 30 to 35 families a week with food donations (sometimes more). That does not sound like too many, right? However, each week it is a different 30 to 35 families or approximately 130+ families per month the church is assisting. â&#x20AC;˘ When the food runs out and the shelves are devoid of food products the Church reaches into their Congregational Funds and spends around $300.00 a week at the grocery store to restock the shelves. â&#x20AC;˘ So this October/November help us to help the community food pantry at the Colonial Beach Baptist Church. â&#x20AC;˘ The combined units of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crew, and Girls Scouts will be distributing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scouting for Foodâ&#x20AC;? bags throughout the community on Saturday the 26 starting at 9:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:00 AM from the Colonial Beach Baptist Church on Garfield Avenue.


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trinity episcopal church will hold its fall yard and bake sale Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The huge, indoor-outdoor event will benefit Trinity’s community outreach program, which provides food and other assistance to individuals and families in financial need. The indoor sale will feature many rooms of collectibles, antiques, jewelry, linens, books, toys, infant furniture, dishes and glassware, household items, small appliances and electronics, great fall and winter clothes and accessories for all ages, and freshly baked seasonal goodies! The outdoor sale will feature bikes, furniture, tools, games, sports equipment and much more. Trinity is located at the corner of William St. and College Ave., across from the University of Mary Washington. To donate items for the sale or for further information, call (540) 273-0653. fletcher’s chapel unted methodist church will celebrate a Homecoming Service on Sunday, Oct. 27. The festivities will begin with music by Bob Stone and the VA Gospel Singers at 10 a.m. Sunday morning worship will follow at 11 a.m. and a lunch will be served at noon. All are welcome. For more information contact the Church office at (540) 775-7247 or visit the Church website at www. fletcherschapel-kinggeorge-va-org. maranatha baptist bible church will hold an Ordination Service for Assoc. Pastor Rev. Clinton B. Reese on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. The Rev. Lionel Richards will preside, music by the Brothers-in-Christ Quartet and the Anointed Angels.

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Dinner will be served immediately following the service. This invitation is extended to all. 2179 Stoney Knoll, Col. Beach, VA. KG Church of God invites everyone to Deaf Concert, “He Speaks Life” on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. There will be a fellowship dinner after the concert. Donations are welcome during the concert and for your meal. For more information, please call Sheila (540) 623-2804 or email sgng4JS@verizon.net Good Hope Baptist Church will hold its Annual Fall Rally services on Sunday, Oct. 20. The guest preacher for the 11 a.m. service will be Bishop Victor Wheeler, Pastor of Victory Ark Ministries, Petersburg, VA. At the 3 p.m. service the guest evangelist will be the Rev. Willie Glaspie, Pastor, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Unionville, VA. He will be accompanied by his congregation. Msic will be rendered by good Hope’s Male Chorus. A fellowship meal will be served at 2 p.m. All are invited to attend. 17223 Good Hope Rd. King George, VA 22485. (540) 775-9487. salem Baptist church in Jersey, VA will celebrate its Annual Harvest Day service on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. The Pastor, Rev. Leonard Bland will preach at the 11:30 a.m. service. Dinner will be served following the morning service. The guest speaker for the evening service will be the Rev. Charles Payton, from the Morning Star Baptist Church in Montross, accompanied by his congregation and singing group. All are welcome to come worship. The dress for Harvest Day will be casual. 12262 Salem Church Rd, King George, VA. (540) 775-2350.

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Antioch Baptist Church will honor Dr. Larry and First Lady, Rev. LaVerne Finch with a 20th Anniversary Pastoral Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 13457 Kings Highway, King George. Music will be provided by Agape Jazz Ensemble and the Mighty Gospel Melodies. Please call (540)775-4312 to purchase tickets. Come celebrate the Church’s 145th Anniversary Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning with Praise and Worship at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served after the morning service. The Rev. Wallington Sims, Jr. and his congregation and choir will be the special guests for the 3 p.m. service. All are invited to attend. 11102 James Madison Parkway, King George VA. first baptist church of ambar continues their Wednesday noon prayer services with Scripture readings. Please join them for an hour of reflection and revitalizing. The Church is located at 9469 Caledon Rd. KG (540) 775-3939. dahlgren united methodist church Little Lambs Bible Story and Art Time is a Free “parent & me” style group for ages 0-5 years to meet once a month. Dates have been scheduled as follows: Nov. 1; Dec. 6; Jan. 17; Feb. 7; March 7; April 4 and May 2. For more information please call the church office at (540)6632230.

Antioch Baptist Church celebrates 145 years as a spiritual haven of refuge During the period of slavery, many of our forefathers worshipped and fellowshipped with the white members in the Baptist Churches. Here in King George County, it is said that both races worshipped at “Little Zion” Baptist Church. After the Civil War and the freeing of slaves, the white members built a new church to be known as “Hanover”, which was located about one mile from Little Zion. The members of Hanover then deeded Little Zion to the Negro members of the church July, 1868. Records show that the deed was made between A. McClanahan, William McDaniel (Trustees of Hanover), Daniel Coakley and Nancy Coakley (Trustees of Little Zion); and property was deeded to Samuel and Joseph Manning, Benjamin Carter, John and George Dunlop and Isaac Wood (Trustees for the New Organization or the new “Little Zion”). At the beginning of this new organization, it is believed that the church took its present name, “Antioch”. Antioch then, was a white weather board edifice sitting on top of a hill, with a steeple pointing the way to God. I n those days, people drove to church in buggies or wagons pulled by a horse, and some even walked. During the summer months, it was so dry and dusty that the men wore white linen dusters to keep the dust off their dark suits. There was no well then and water was brought from a nearby spring to refresh the thirst of the members and horses. Sunday School was held every Sunday; however, there was only one Worship Service per month and that was the Fourth Sunday or Communion Sunday. During this very sacred service, the Communion Table was

THEN covered with a white linen cloth, a silver finger bowl and a white linen towel. The presiding Minister would wash and dry his fingers before breaking the bread. At that time, the bread was baked in a loaf by a Sister of the church especially for Communion Sunday. The Minister broke the loaf in half and everyone took a crumb from that loaf. The fruit of the vine (real grape wine) was served in two goblets and everyone drank from same goblet. Rally Days (later called Homecoming) was an exciting time at Antioch. The Church Clerk would call every member by name. They would go to the offering table and put in what they could. The Clerk would then call every Afro-American Church in the County by name and they would also give an offering as a token of their love and oneness in Christ. During Revival (Protracted Meetings as it was called), dinner was served outside under oak trees. Ministers from within the County and surrounding Counties were called to attend and preach the Gospel. These meetings were held during the day for one week. Antioch has a long heritage of hardworking, praying and dedicated individuals; who believed in the Fatherhood of God, and the Brotherhood of Man. This Church is still one Foundation of Jesus Christ our

NOW Lord even though we are living in an ever changing world. As the world continues to change, we as Christians have to update our thinking and find ways and means to carry on in view of the many trials and tribulations that confront us in our daily lives. Our Pastor, Officials, and Members are still “Pressing toward the Goal for the Prize of the Upward Call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14) by serving the same God with Faith, Hope and Love. Antioch would like to be known and remembered as the “Friendly Church That Sits on the Hill”, with a beacon light for all people. May it serve as a Spiritual Haven for all who seek refuge from the many vicissitudes of life as we enter to worship and leave to serve. submitted by Barbara Finks

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

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

Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist

8330 Fletcher's Chapel Rd. at 218

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

(540) 775-7247

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

Pastor Ed Johnson

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

Good Hope Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

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

Shiloh Baptist Church Reaching, Building, Serving

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

Oak Grove Baptist Church

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

804-224-9695

Colonial Beach United Methodist Church Pastor Rev. Yunho Eo

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

Two Rivers Baptist Church Meeting at their new church

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

Rev. Peyton Wiltshire

For Information call 540-775-3244

Round Hill Baptist Church Worship & Service

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

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

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

Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish

Where all are welcome. Sunday Services:

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

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

For more information, visit our website at:

www.hanover-with-brunswick.com

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436

(804) 443-4168

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

Rev. Irving Woolfolk, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

All are Welcome! (540) 775-7006

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

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

First Baptist Church Ambar

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

Pastor Wm. T. Frye

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

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

HANOVER BAPTIST CHURCH

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

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

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

Trinity United Methodist Church

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

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

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

You're invited to worship with

Tabernacle Baptist Church

(540) 663-3085 ✝ Rev. Jim May

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

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

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

5486 St. Paulʼs Road, King George

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

804-493-7407

www.cbumc.org

Sunday Worship at 8 am and 10 am

Corner of Lossing and Boundary, Colonial Beach

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

"A Church where everybody is somebody!"

www.stpaulskgva.org

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church

Traditional Anglican Worship 1928 Book of Common Prayer 1940 Hymnal

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

(Psalm 34:3)

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

Holy Redeemer Anglican Church

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

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

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

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

Rev. Rick Crookshank 10312 Hanover Church Rd.KG

(540) 775-5081 www.hanoverbaptistchurch.org

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

Help others find your church. Advertise in this space, only $10 per week. Billed monthly. Contact Lori at (540) 709-7495 or email her at lori@journalpress.com

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

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

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

Each WEdnESday night for BiBlE Study

Location: at a member’s home PLease contact us at our e-maiL address for the Location

A New Testament church “... All the churches of Christ greet you.” Romans 16:16

contact_us@kinggeorgecofchrist.org http://www.kinggeorgecofchrist.org P.O.Box 756 King George, VA 22485


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Despite rain, King George Fall Festival Parade marches on Marty van Duyne News Net News King George — Even though rain fell during most of the parade, it didn’t dampen the spirits of the participants or the crowds on Saturday. Floats rolled and participants marched as many people donned waterproof layers of attire to ward off the rain. King George Chiropractic held an open house and also opened its parking lot to those attending the parade. Many festival attendees stopped in to enjoy refreshments and tour the facility before and after the parade. The rain became intermittent as the parade concluded and didn’t deter people from heading over to the high school to play on Moon Bounces, climb rock walls, and visit the petting zoo. The Fall Festival Queen Pageant was held Sunday. Kathryn Strauss was crowned Miss 2013 Fall Festival Queen and Clara Brabo was crowned Teen 2013 Fall Festival Queen.

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Top Center: Papa’s Choo Choo locomotive spouts bubbles from the smoke stack. Top Right: Many umbrellas make a fashion statement while shielding people from the rain. Right: A mobile batting cage brought the ball game to parade spectators. Above: Sydney and Kayleigh Anderson’s (l to r) faces are transformed into a butterfly and princess at the festival.

Kathryn Strauss (right) was crowned 2013 Fall Festival Queen. Clara Brabo (left) was crowned the 2013 Teen Fall Festival Queen.  This is the first year the pageant was divided into two categories: Teens and Misses. They are shown with Victoria Bail, 2012 Fall Festival Queen.

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life / kids live it everywhere.

Rodney and Delaine Richards (kneeling, left and right) with the contestants from the 1st King George Idol Contest sponsored by D&R Management. The event took place on Saturday, Oct. 12, in the King George High School Auditorium following the Fall Festival events. The Richards of D&R Management hope to make the contest an annual event. For more information on talent services available, visit their website www.drtalentmanagement.com. Winners:  Winners - Teen: First place:  Bree Lide First place: Catherine Wilson Second Place:  Courtney Calloway Second place: Zoe Norton Third Place:  Amanda Short Third place: Mikaela Gray    

2013 KG Fall Festival Parade Winners • Fire /Rescue - 1st Place Lifecare Medical Transports • Farm Tractor - 1st place Mr. Bowen of River Farm VA, LLC • School Float - 1st place KG Future Farmers of America; 2nd place Sealston Elementary; 3rd place Potomac Elementary • Religious Float - 1st place Hanover with Brunswick Episcopal Parish;

2nd place Tabernacle Baptist Church, “Papa’s Choo Choo”; 3rd place Peace Lutheran Church • Marching Unit - 1st place Cub Scout Pack 172; 2nd place KGYAA Football Teams; 3rd place KG Parks & Rec Gymnastics Teams • Band - 1st KGHS Marching Foxes • Antique Vehicle - 1st ‘73 Ford Ranchero owned & driven by

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Character awards given at WDES

(Front) Adrianah Brown, Ryan MacNamara, Brittney Rose, William Quade, Melvin Turner, Seth Gillikin, Liam MacNamara, Emma Bowen, Trentyn Groves; (middle) Rayven Campbell, Amber Dye, Justice Richardson, Shane Alford, James Carter, Jenna Richardson, Tommari Gunn, Jeremiah Reynolds, Luis Rivera; (back) Brittany Sandy, Melissa Knell, Cameran Roane, Jordan Saunders, Christopher Lohr, Daniel Oliveras.

Students at Washington District Elementary School received recognition for their outstanding display of character during the month of September. Students were nominated by their teachers for exhibiting the character trait of fairness. Each student was awarded a certificate of recognition, along with a special book that was signed by the principal and assistant principal. Students were individually recognized by their administrators for their good character.

Students attend SAT workshop Patty Kelly Long Westmoreland County Public Schools A large contingency of students from Westmoreland County Public Schools and surrounding counties attended a SAT Success Workshop at Henrico High School on September 28, 2013. The workshop, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strategies for Beating the Odds on the SAT,â&#x20AC;? was conducted by nationally known educator, John Swann. The program, sponsored by Aunt Bertaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education Foundation, focused on making students aware of the importance of

the SAT test scores and having good academic profiles. Students were given a myriad of testing techniques to utilize and help improve their scores. Mr. Swann gave the students suggestions and ideas to utilize in helping them understand the questions, and provided the students with information on some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the new SAT. He also addressed the various writing skills that they will need to strengthen their writing skills and obtain a higher SAT score.

Bike: Event promised to bring more revenue into town From page 1 smaller rides to Dockside and High Tides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When riders like a destination, they usually make plans to come back, before they leave,â&#x20AC;? Keene said. The town will benefit from this event because it is being held during the off-season, after most families have ended their summer activities. Revenue will be generated through event sales and meals and lodging taxes, and local businesses will profit from increased retail sales. Lodging in surrounding areas would be utilized, since there would eventually be an anticipated number of 100,000+ riders, after several years. Keene added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the restaurants/bars can have events at each establishment that will bring in money. The event will promote revitalization of a small beach town by bringing in interest in dollars from the mid-Atlantic region, which will reap benefits for months and years to come, by putting Colonial Beach back on the map,â&#x20AC;? Keene told the council. Councilwoman Brubaker aired her concern, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just had a major jet ski event here, and Carey organized some jet ski races for the council. Having served on the team with two of my fellow council members, I would hope that there is not going to be any bike-riding race where the council members...â&#x20AC;?. The crowdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s laughter shut out the rest of her comments. Brubaker said that she is familiar with Harley Davidsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locations and has been to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rolling Thunderâ&#x20AC;? several times, and that she supports the endeavor. She said that

at a recent event at Stratford Hall, the Harley Davidson group allowed a 75-year-old woman to pose for a picture on a motorcycle. And she is so proud of it, showing it off to everyone she meets. There was one serious concern brought up by Councilwoman Wanda Goforth. She reminded the council that this event would fall on the second week in October, conflicting with the Second Friday ArtWalk in Colonial Beach. The ArtWalk has continued to bring many visitors and art enthusiasts to the town, year-round for more than five years. Goforth said although her family owns several motorcycles themselves, she is concerned that some ArtWalk attendees may be uncomfortable with the noise that comes with so many motorcycles, and Carl and Joyce Thor aired concerns about parking during the ArtWalk event. The group had a brief discussion, and Keene suggested that the event planners could hold an event on Friday evening for the bikers, out at the Colonial Beach Dragway, with their permission. Geddes pressed the council for a show of support, saying the Chamber of Commerce and Harley Davidson donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to spend too much time on discussing the event, if it had no council support. Since the event promises to require no financial support from the town, and the group is already looking into funding the extra security and other resources needed for the event, the council gave a unanimous â&#x20AC;&#x153;thumbs upâ&#x20AC;? to begin planning the event for 2014.

Council: October meeting full of accusations but few actions From page 1 working on in the county before he finished the work on Meadows. Roberson broke in saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somebody let him do that!â&#x20AC;? The council continued discussing the matter for several minutes. Foulds explained the way revenue sharing programs with the county work, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The town sent the check for the 25%, which is the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share, to the treasurer of Westmoreland County. To her understanding, the town does not sign that portion of the contract and had no leverage to have a say in the work.â&#x20AC;? Roberson stated that the county was told that the town allowed the work to stop, but could not identify where that information came from, other than to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;The County.â&#x20AC;? police consolidation The town had scheduled on their agenda to meet with Westmoreland County Sheriff C.O. Balderson. Although the agenda did not state the nature of the meeting, nor did attendees speaking on the matter offer up the reason, Mayor Mike Ham stated in a phone interview on Monday, that the a few council members have requested Balderson meet with them in an open meeting to discuss consolidation of the Colonial Beach Police Department and the Westmoreland Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Supervisor Roberson began to address Baldersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absence by saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone has put the cart way before the horse on the issue that you have. He canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get involved in that.â&#x20AC;? Roberson said the town has to vote on the issue and provide information to him [Balderson] before he will come and speak. Roberson also informed the board that if the issue requires any money, the town must go through the Board of Supervisors first. Councilwoman Linda Brubaker addressed Roberson stating she thought that Balderson could just come and speak with the council on

the issue, and she said she was told that the Board of Supervisors (BOS) told Balderson he could not come out and speak with the council. Roberson denied any knowledge of that and stated that the BOS had no authority to control Baldersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actions, but that the BOS does control the purse strings. Councilwoman Wanda Goforth took the old business portion of the meeting to ask for updates from Town Manager Val Foulds. Goforth spent a considerable amount of time to share with Foulds and discuss a complaint from a citizen and property owner. The property in question, according to Goforth, is located at 21 Maryland Ave. The property owner has been visited by the town and cited for having overgrown brush. According to Town Attorney Andrea Erard, the property owner in question has been in litigation with the town previously. Erard would not elaborate, but asked to discuss the litigation with Goforth in greater detail outside of the council meeting. Goforth stated that the property owner claims the overgrown brush is part of an English Garden. Goforth said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went by and said it is definitely an English Garden.â&#x20AC;? Town Manager Val Foulds said she has spoken to the property owner and explained that there are other issues and complaints, including compliance. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Theresa [Code Compliance Officer Davis], according to Planning Department Director Gary Mitchell, is acting on a complaint from a neighbor.â&#x20AC;? After some discussion regarding the property ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim to Goforth that town is using a portion of his property, and there is no right-ofway, Foulds asked Goforth and the council for direction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you want us to cease and desist?â&#x20AC;? Foulds explained that she needs to be able to follow up with the complainant. Goforth said the owner of the property is stating that the town is using

his land without a right-of-way, and that an awning was damaged by some big truck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a problem that we have in many places in town, not knowing our right-of-ways, not knowing, not knowing our land.â&#x20AC;? Goforth said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can only go by what he tells me. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask him for a plat. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure he probably has one.â&#x20AC;? Foulds again asked for direction, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is your direction, what would you like me to do?â&#x20AC;? Goforth responded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell you what to do, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the town manager. I want to know that we have citizens that are not being harassed for no reason.â&#x20AC;? Goforth continued to dispute what Foulds said, based on what information was given by the property owner, and distributed pictures to the council of the property. Erard offered to get a full history of the litigated incidents and recent situation for the property at 21 Maryland Ave., and she offered to help give the town staff direction on how to handle the situation. Councilwoman Linda Brubaker expressed concern that she did not want Code Compliance Officer Theresa Davis to halt all investigations of citizen complaints, but she offered no direction on the matter, either. Next, Goforth asked for a copy of Whitestoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report. The council hired Whitestone earlier in the year to evaluate town employees and the way the town is being run. Foulds explained that the invoice and contract did not list a report, and that everything that was paid for by the town was delivered. A debate (over whether there was a report) continued for several minutes, resulting in Foulds offering to get in touch with Whitestone and request a copy of any report they have. Goforth then stated that the council requested a list of town properties, and what Foulds had provided was not a complete list. Foulds responded that she checked the minutes of the meeting when the request was made,

to clarify what was requested. Foulds said from the minutes, she understood Goforthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request to only include full build-able lots for the purpose of deciding on whether to hire a real estate agency to sell town-owned property. Foulds added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was also under the impression that the county had provided you and Ms. Brubaker with a list that was complete.â&#x20AC;? Goforth said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;[County Administrator] Mr. Rasavi did give me a list, but it is not complete, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not totally accurate. Because under the property tickets, the way they are filed, a lot of them may say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Town

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Archery Season Update Mark Fike Hunters appear to have been thrown a bit of a new curve ball this year. Last deer season King George saw a record breaking outbreak of Hemorrhagic disease (HD) that took out a full third of our deer population. Most hunters struggled to fill tags last year. To compound things there were heavy acorn crops last year that allowed the remaining deer to not have to move far at all to feed. Deer that don’t move much also are not as visible to hunters. Given the outbreak of HD last year many deer hunters wondered what was in store for them this year. VDGIF, after hearing concerns by some hunters about the deer population, implemented some regulation changes to cut some doe days this year. This was supposed to help rebuild the herd. Depending on your angle on the matter that may have been a good thing or maybe you disagreed. Some feel that the deer herd had crept up too much and were causing too many vehicular collisions, eating too many crops, or were damaging too many shrubs or gardens. Others saw the large herd as a great hunting opportunity to take plenty of deer each season while in the woods. Regardless, the

decision was made to cut back on the doe harvest, and allow the herd to rebound and rebuild. Given that news, hunters expected that within two to three years the herd would be back where it was prior to the HD outbreak. The new curveball is that although we had a mild winter last year that allowed survivors of the HD outbreak to regain their health, and we had a wet spring which allowed for plenty of forage for deer and fawns, the mast crop is a near failure (maybe it is a failure) this year. Acorns are a great source of protein that deer and other animals use to build muscle tissue and stay healthy. With a near failure in the mast crop, animals are having to look elsewhere to find food. Fortunately we had plenty of rain until a month ago when we had a dry spell, but now we have likely made up for that dry spell given the past week of rain. Hunters are going to have a tough go of it during the remainder of archery season unless they hunt near an agricultural field that still has some soybeans or corn in it. My walks around various pieces of property have turned up only one tree that was putting off acorns and that tree’s acorns were horribly small and few in number.

Secondary food sources such as browse in fields, hay, remaining crops, soft mast such as apples and pears and any other greenery are going to be the next best thing for the deer. Hunters should really use their trail cameras to pin point movements of deer and learn what they are feeding on, where they are traveling and at what time. Once the pre-rut and rut begins in late October and early November, the hunting should pick up because deer will be preparing to breed or will be breeding. This may be an easier time to be afield to put some meat up. That is not to say that deer cannot be had in archery season. They certainly can, but the game changed quite a bit with the lack of acorns in the woods. Change your game accordingly. On a positive note, there seems to be a number of turkey in the woods. We have had some decent years of nesting and the results are showing. I watched a flock of birds numbering over 15 this past week. No decent shot presented itself. However, if I get a shot I definitely will take it. For those of you that have never arrowed a turkey, keep in mind that you cannot simply aim at the center of the bird and let an arrow fly. Try hard to hit it just above the drumstick for a clean kill. Shots from the front or rear won’t

Wood ducks are gorgeous birds and were in ample supply during the early season. do the trick unless you happen to clip the spine and paralyze it. Watch for twigs, branches and the like between you and the quarry. A small branch can send your arrow careening off to who knows where! Check your bows and crossbows before going afield and carefully inspect any arrows that you shoot through an animal or brush before you use them again. This is particularly true of arrows that you have refletched. If they are not done correctly or have a tweak in the fletching or a slight bend they won’t fly straight. I found

this out when practicing. One of my refletched arrows was hitting high and left when the rest of them were dead on. Keep in mind that the longer the shot, the more pronounced the erratic flight and miss you will have. Do the animal a favor and use only arrows you are sure of. Early season duck hunting The three spots that I enjoy hunting are devoid of beavers so that means I also have no ducks using the areas since there is no water. However, anecdotal reports and the sheer amount of gunfire the last few

mornings is telling of the great action early season duck hunters are having. Most of the action is coming from the gorgeous wood ducks. They have a very distinct whistle when they approach just at daybreak and are a blast to hunt. If you have a swamp with an ample amount of water in it you likely have some wood ducks. Take advantage of it. They are fine eating too! Be sure to have a state migratory bird stamp and a Federal duck stamp as well as a HIP number before heading afield. Remember, no LEAD SHOT!

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Carter Lewis’ first big buck!

Anglers were few this week with all the rain. The report is short as a result.

Carter Lewis took this nice buck on Youth Day. His story ran last week.

Rappahannock River Ken’s Tackle in Spotsylvania reported striper again at Hopyard. We also heard of good bass angling again before the river got muddy. Potomac River Winter Harbor reported that with the federal government shut down George Washington’s birthplace is closed. This is a popular place for anglers to go and now they cannot go fish. A few catfish were reported and spot were still biting downriver. Inland waters Motts Run –Will be closing soon. Ken’s reported great crappie action in ponds on small grubs. Big bass were hitting in ponds on various baits. Lake Anna has a lot of crappie starting to hit uplake on docks. Flip grubs and jigs to them. Striper are hitting well under birds at first and last light.

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After tough early start, the Drifters varsity football team has rebounded with two victories in a row.

The Drifters are back! After disposing of Charles City (62-8), and Rappahannock (10-0), the Drifters have now turned their season around, and could conceivably win the 1A, 43 conference. Their recent victory over Rappahannock (5-1) has put them in the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat. Along with gathering valuable VHSL playoff power points, they defeated the third best team in singleA football in 2012. Just when many fans may have thrown in the towel after losing three games in a row, the Black & Gold are back, with a renewed vision to finish the season on top. The win improved the Drifters record to 3-3 overall, and 1-0 1-A conference. On Friday, the Drifters have

an opportunity to take sole possession of first place in the conference with a win over the visiting Essex Trojans (5-1 overall, 1-0 conference). Elated with his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resilience, Drifter varsity football head coach Scott Foster said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew we had a big challenge in front of us facing a 5-0 team that was number three in the state for single-A football.â&#x20AC;? After hours of preparation, the Drifters were ready for the Raiders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We practiced hard all week long, and studied their offense. We went down there, and executed our game plan very well,â&#x20AC;? Foster said. While the Drifters iron-man defense limited the Raiders rushing attack to 23 yards, Nick Graves connected with Shamar Shanks for a 54yard touchdown. Drifter offensive work-horse, Lamar Lucas pounded out 78 yards on the ground rushing.

Kathryn Beddoo: running to attain her dreams Richard Leggitt   Washington & Lee runner Kathryn Beddoo is the kind of competitive athlete any coach would want on his or her team. Beddoo has the dedication and the commitment needed to be one of the best in her sport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kathryn has always been a truly gifted runner, but also an extremely hard worker,â&#x20AC;? said Cole Vanover, the W&L boys cross country coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has been very competitive in our area, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for her to step it up in the state competition, which I feel confident she can and will do. She is so competitive.â&#x20AC;? Beddoo, a junior at W&L, won the district her freshman and sophomore years. She finished fourth as a freshman in the region and won the region as a sophomore. In track during her sophomore year she won the district and region in the 800 and 1600 All District the last two years, and All Region last year, Beddoo has won over 30 races combined in track and

cross country since her freshman year at W&L. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I run, it is about my team,â&#x20AC;? Beddoo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I need to get faster, I need to get in front of anyone who is ahead of me. I like to run, but I always need to get better.â&#x20AC;? Beddoo, who lives with her parents and three younger brothers in the Nomini Bay Area of Westmoreland County, has been running since she was in the eighth grade. Cindy Flickinger, her middle school art teacher introduced her to the sport.   Flickinger is now Beddooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coach on the W&L girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cross country team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kathryn has become a very competitive runner since she began running cross country for W&L,â&#x20AC;? said Flickinger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She sets goals and works hard to achieve them. She rarely if ever complains about workouts and pushes herself against the boys to help her reach the goals she has set.â&#x20AC;? Goals are what Beddoo thinks about as she and her W&L teammates make their practice runs on trails in the woods and through the

Chandler Farm in Montross.   Running faster, helping her team, attending college and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She can run in college,â&#x20AC;? Vanover said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially if she continues to run well and run year around. Shortly we will start to fill out some prospect information for colleges.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I definitely want to run in college,â&#x20AC;? Beddoo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also would like to run in an Olympic trial someday. I love running so much. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if I will get to that point, but that is one of my goals.  It is good to have dreams.â&#x20AC;? In addition to her running, Beddoo is a solid student at W&L who enjoys english and history and writes poetry.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to write poems every day.  Two of my poems have been published.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kathryn works hard and definitely sees the best in everyone,â&#x20AC;? said Flickinger.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is a team leader and works to encourage her teammates.â&#x20AC;? With Vanover and Flickinger guiding her at W&L, the future is very bright for Kathryn Beddoo.

The Drifters defense also contributed to forcing two fumbles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We basically played the game protecting the lead, and preached not to turn over the ball in wet conditions,â&#x20AC;? Foster said. With a small depth core, and inclement weather conditions, the Drifters defied the odds and beat one of the best teams in the area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Football is football, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meant to be played in these types of conditions,â&#x20AC;? Foster said. Along with mending a few wounds, the Drifters are making preparations to play Essex on Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have no doubt that we have our hands full with Essex on Friday,â&#x20AC;? Foster said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are the class of single-A football, and they are the team to beat. We have to practice hard, and put a good team on the field if we want a chance to win that game.â&#x20AC;?

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Drifters split with Red Devils Leonard Banks Sports editor On Thursday, at the Drifterdome, the Drifters volleyball teams bravely gave the Lancaster Red Devils two matches worth traveling for. In the match, featuring the junior varsity teams, the Drifters defeated the Red Devils 25-15, 20-25, 20-18 (2-1 matches). However, their varsity counterparts were not as fortunate, as the Red Devils cruised pass the Drifters in three straight matches (25-23, 25-16, 25-16). Results from the Tuesday night game against Northumberland were not available due to press deadlines. The Drifters will return home to the Drifterdome on Thursday to host Rappahannock. The Raiders defeated the Drifters during a scrimmage, 3-0, earlier in the season. There are four volleyball games remaining in the fall sports season, with the final game of the season scheduled against Caroline, at the Drifterdome, on Oct. 31.

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Foxes volleyball hosts Liberty Leonard Banks Sports editor On Tuesday, at King George High School gymnasium, the Liberty (Bealton) Eagles swept both the Foxes varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams. JV, game one Coupled with two Fox passing errors, and a kill from Haleigh Hurst, and two aces from Faith Carter and Heather Strong, the Eagles took a 5-2 lead over the Foxes. Moments later, the Foxes tied the game at 5-5 with a kill from Shannon Woodruff, along with an Eagle serving and two passing errors. Later after eight exchanges, the Foxes extended their lead to 10-8. The pivotal point in the game came when English Gainey dug out a potential Eagle score and followed it with a kill to extend the Foxes lead to 12-9. Eventually, the Foxes closed out the game with three Liberty passing errors, to win 15-11. Prior to the game, due to Liberty’s late arrival, the officials and coaches agreed to limit the junior varsity games to 15 points. JV, game two The Foxes attempted to establish the tone by taking a early 5-1 lead in game two. The run included a kill by Arianne Green, an ace by Brooke Ayers, and three Eagle passing errors. However, the Eagles gradually cut into the Fox lead, using a combination of forced Fox serving and

passing errors. After tying the game three times, Liberty never looked back. With the momentum on their side, the Eagles won the game (1513) on a kill from Morgan Lee, and a Fox passing error, tying the match at 1-1. JV, game three The Foxes had the Eagles on their heels, as they started game three with a 5-0 run. The run featured three aces from Abbie Davis, and two Eagle passing errors. Defiant, the Eagles responded with a 4-2 run. After both teams exchanged scores, with the Eagles holding the advantage, the game eventually resulted in a 10-10 tie. The intensity of game led to two subsequent ties, before the Eagles won the game and match on a Fox passing error. Final results, Eagles defeat Foxes, 15-13. Varsity, game one The Foxes came out on fire, as Micala Peterson pounded two kills into the Eagles front line. However, the Eagles responded with a two forced Fox passing errors, and a Fox net violation. After the tying the game at 3-3, the tone was set for the next 15 exchanges. Liberty held a slight edge with a forced passing error, giving the Eagles a 10-7 lead. Later Emily Fitzwater and Aryelle Smith scored key kills that resulted in the Eagles extending their lead to 16-9. Although the Foxes managed to extend their score to 16, the Eagles

barrage of scoring proved to be too much. The Eagles closed the game out on a series of Fox passing errors, and a net violation. The final score was 25-16. Varsity, game two With kills from Fitzwater, Sam Unteed, Brittanie King, and two Fox passing errors, the Eagles jumped out to a 5-1 lead. Peterson sparked a 6-0 Fox run, and eventually tied the game at 6-6. While King George managed to sustain a 1-2 point lead into the midway point of the game, the Eagles never gave up. Fitzwater ignited a 3-1 run with a kill that resulted in a 13-9 lead. The Eagles also capitalized on Fox passing errors to continue building their lead to 14-12. Fitzwater’s teammate, Sadie Rynestad sparked a 5-4 run with a kill into the Foxes back row that led to a 19-16 lead. After a series of intense exchanges, the Eagles closed the game out on a Fitzwater kill, and five passing errors. Varsity, game three Game three started with both teams exchanging kills, courtesy of Peterson, and Fitzwater. After nine subsequent exchanges that featured three ties, the Eagles were precariously ahead, 9-7. With the momentum swinging towards the Eagles, the next 15 exchanges resulted in a 20-11 Eagle lead. After several attempts at a Fox rally, the Eagles closed out the game with a kill from Unsteed, and two aces from Rynestad to win 25-14.

JV, game one During game one, in light of three Red Devil passing errors, a kill by Halie Phillips and two aces by Amber Jones, the Drifters jumped out to a 6-1 lead. Later, after seven exchanges, the Red Devil’s offense slowly began to come to life. Along with two aces from Michaela Beverly, and forcing the Drifters into a series of passing errors, Lancaster cut the lead to 11-7. The Drifters responded with a 4-0 run that included a kill from Michaela Beverly, and an ace from Sariah Ndiaye. The Red Devils never recovered from the Drifters run, as their final eight points were the result of infrequent Drifter passing and serving errors. As for the Drifters, they quickly closed the game out on nine Red Devil passing and serving errors. The Drifters won, 25-15. JV, game two In game two, the Red Devils came out firing, as they established a 10-3 lead to set the tone for the remainder of the game. Midway

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Prior to the game against Lancaster, the Drifter varsity volleyball team focus on their serving skills. through the game, courtesy of two aces from Amber Jones, the Drifters managed to cut the Red Devil lead to 14-10. After the next five exchanges, the Drifters had edged closer, cutting the deficit to one point (15-14). However, the Red Devils sustained 4-5 point lead from Drifter passing errors to win game two, 25-20. JV, game three At the start of game three, both teams hustled, dove, dug, and scuffled into seven ties, before the Drifters forced the match into overtime with a kill from Halie Phillips (1515). Over the next seven exchanges, the game was tied three times. After a Red Devil serving error, the Drifters closed the game and match out with an ace from MacKenzie-Paige Monroe (20-18). The victory marked the Drifters fifth win of the season. Although the varsity will lose two key members of their team, they will inherit a junior varsity cast of players capable of impacting the program in a positive direction. Varsity, game one Initially, the Red Devils seemed to be in command of game one, as they established a 10-5 lead. However, Drifter senior, Kora Herrod sparked a 6-2 run to tied the game at 12-12. Minutes later, the Drifters took a 14-12 lead from a McKenzie Conway kill, and Katelyn Dunaway kill. Undaunted, the Red Devils

fought back to tie the game at 14-14, and later took the lead on a Drifter passing error. Utilizing two kills, and four Drifter passing errors, the Red Devils extended their lead to 20-14. In the latter stages of the contest, the Drifters nearly tied the game during a 22-21 exchange, but the Red Devils closed the game (25-23) out on a kill, two Drifter miscues. Varsity, game two Although the Drifters managed to keep pace with the Red Devils by tying the game at 5-5, the game soon took on a different twist. Although the Drifters scored infrequently with forced Red Devil passing errors, Lancaster responded by building an overwhelming 20-11 lead. The Red Devils quickly put an end to game three, as they held the advantage in passing error exchanges, winning the game, 25-16 Varsity, game three In the final game, the Red Devils dominated the game from the opening exchange. Utilizing a potent hard return attack, Lancaster kept the Drifters off balanced throughout the game. Until the midway point, the Red Devils consistently held the Drifters at bay with lead of 4-5 points. As the Drifters offense sputtered with an occasional point, the Red Devils extended their lead to 2113. Eventually, after an exchange of points, the Red Devils won the game (25-16) and match (3-0).

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The Rappahannock Raiders opened up their regular season with a very strong performance at the Sharks Relay Carnival at St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High School. The Raiders improved upon 72.9% of all of their short course times, cracked eight team records, and achieved 17 â&#x20AC;&#x153;USA Motivational Standardsâ&#x20AC;?. Our performance this weekend was phenomenal! I am so proud of our kids. I truly believe this will be our best season so far! Notable performances include Gabby Thompson breaking the

1:00.00 on the 100 Freestyle as an 11-12. Thompson busted out a 59.65 cracking a new team record. Veronica Declute performed six improved times out of six total splashes and dropped over 13 seconds on her 100 Breast. Emily Sizemore earned three new â&#x20AC;&#x153;USA Motivational Time Standardsâ&#x20AC;? including an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? time in the 50 Free and dropped over nine seconds in the 100 Breast. Standards Achieved - Bethany Cunningham 50 Free B; Jonathan Dates 50 Free B; Veronica Declute 100 Breast B; Abby Elia 50 Free BB, 100 Free B, 50 Back B, 50 Fly B; Jenna Kapp 50 Free AA, 100 IM A;

Marie Macaluso 50 Free BB; Esther Morin 50 Breast BB, 50 Fly BB, 100 IM BB; Jordan Morin 100 Free BB; Cannon Parker 50 Breast BB; Deonte Talenton 50 Free BB Team Records - 9-10 Girls Jenna Kapp â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50 Back 34.18; 11-12 Girls Gabby Thompson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50 Free 27.64; 100 Free 59.65; 13-14 Girls Emily Sizemore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100 Breast 1:20.48; 200 Freestyle Relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Veronica D, Gabby T, Mo E, Jessica M â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:53.22; 200 Medley Relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Abby W, Zandy K, Lindsay k, Emily S â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:11.32; 11-12 Men Alex Poley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50 Back 32.65; 200 Free Relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jonathan D, Ryan K, Jordan M, Alex P â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:04.60.

Raiders Swimmers of the Month Brandon Hendrickson The Rappahannock Raiders have selected four athletes, one from each of their major practice groups, to be their swimmers of the month. These swimmers have demonstrated behaviors of a high character athlete by showing attention to excellence and leading their groups by example. They always show up to practice and perform with great attitudes. The coaching staff of the Raiders is very proud to honor these athletes! Bronze: Andrew Stuart â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Andrew is in his second year with the Raiders. He always shows up with a smile on his face and is excited to jump in the water for practice. Andrew is seven years old, and his favorite stroke is butterfly. His heroes are his mom and dad, and when he grows up he would like to be a scientist! Silver: Ryan Kuberek â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ryan is one

of our newest swimmers on the Raiders and is coached by Coach Jeanne Parker. He comes to the Raiders after two years with the Hopyard Hammerheads. Ryan is 11 years old, and his favorite stroke is breaststroke. His favorite hero is Wayne Rooney, and his favorite athlete is Michael Phelps. His future goals are to become a professional soccer player, become a year-round swimmer, and go to the Olympics. When he grows up, he wants to be an inventor or a breaststroke coach! Gold: Carter Wasser â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carter has been a Rappahannock Raider for just over three years now. Practice is never dull with this athlete. She has the energy of the Energizer Bunny and is always enthusiastic! She is coached by Brandon Hendrickson. Carter is 10 years old, and her favorite event is the 200 Individual Medley. Her favorite athlete is Missy Franklin.

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all night with the only Spiders touchdown coming on a kickoff return.  The defense had strong performances from Alex Ricciardi, Andrew Sokolowski, Bryan Maxey, Chaynce Cook and Walker Gordon.   The final touchdown was scored by Gary Lane Jr. after breaking a tackle in the backfield and running it in from 10 yards out giving the Foxes a 40-6 victory and running their record to 4-2 with four straight victories. The 12U Foxes took the opening drive down the field and opened a 7-0 lead.  The Spiders responded with a long TD run from their big and powerful running back cutting the lead to 7-6. The Foxes, as they would all night, responded with touchdown after touchdown and wore down the Spiders. The Foxes rushing attacked lead by Cameron Schaub, Cannon Zylonis and timely running by Tyler Rose continued to find running lanes behind the offensive line lead by AJ Gibson, Ben Stone, Dekker Chuska, Kevon Allen, Terrell Staton, Thomas Maxey, Terrell Staton, Zach Cameron and receivers Chase Scott

and Zion White.   The defense continued to bring big hits all night and were able to slow down a Spiders rushing attack that had not been stopped all season. The defense was lead by strong play from Cody Murgas, Ethan Indseth, Isaiah Landry, James Simmons, JJ Kidd, Malik Bass, Matt Redcay, Will Gordon and Tate Newman.   A late fumble recovery by Will Armstead sealed the game and the Foxes improved to 6-0 and first place in their division. All three of the Foxes teams will be in action at home against the Fredericksburg Canes this weekend at KGHS.   The times are 10 a.m. 8U, 12 p.m. 10U and 2 p.m. for the 12U.  Their 8U and 10U opponents are both currently undefeated.  The 12U Foxes have earned a top 10 State Ranking from an independent National Prep organization and put their undefeated record on the line.  Admission is free.  If you have any questions about the organization you can email kgfoxesaau@ gmail.com.

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Popular Montross Veterinarian Takes her Clinic to the Dogs and Cats Richard Leggitt Dr. Pauline Knowles has become one of the Northern Neckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular veterinarians by using a very simple strategy: She takes her veterinary clinic to the dogs, and cats...and sometimes hamsters and rabbits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of people who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get out, or who do not want to take their pets to a clinic. Many animals are afraid of a clinic,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Knowles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we go to them. We make house calls. And we also park our mobile vet van in Oak Grove on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Knowles, who grew up in Cape Cod, MA, lives on her farm near Montross, with her 15-year-old son,

Jerry. At the farm she has two dogs, five cats, four horses, two parrots, fish, chickens and honey bees, so she is well acquainted with the challenges and the rewards of raising animals. Operating a house call veterinary service has been her dream since college. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I filled out my initial veterinary application, I wrote that I wanted to start a health care service,â&#x20AC;? Knowles said. After practicing in Massachusetts and Florida, Dr. Knowlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dream came true when she moved to Westmoreland County in 2005, to be near her parents. Since then, her mobile vet van with the photos of a dog and cat on the side has become a well-known and welcome fixture to animal lovers and their pets in West-

moreland, King George and Colonial Beach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can do everything right out of this truck,â&#x20AC;? said Knowles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can take better care of animals and make a veterinary visit easier on the animals and their owners.â&#x20AC;? With her assistant, Beth Johnson, of King George, Knowles can provide any needed veterinary service â&#x20AC;&#x153;except x-rays and groomingâ&#x20AC;? right from the mobile vet van. And, she has thousands of satisfied customers who are grateful for her ability to come to them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do surgery in the van, and I am able to be there for the beginning of life when I do c-sections, it is very exciting,â&#x20AC;? Knowles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And sadly, also for the end of life

when that become necessary. I go to peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homes to help with the end of life of a beloved pet. It is so much more peaceful and caring for the animal.â&#x20AC;? Dr, Knowles said living in rural Westmoreland County reminds her of her upbringing in Massachusetts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love this area,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It reminds me of what Cape Cod was like 30 or 40 years ago. We are in the country but close enough to get to a city when we want to do so.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Knowles can be reached at 804-493-0838. She is available for phone consultation 24 hours a day. Information about her mobile veterinary van, which she said reduces the stress on your pet and provides more convenience for you, can be found at mobilevetvan.com .

Naval Support Facility Dahlgren to commemorate 95th anniversary Richard Leggitt The 95th anniversary of the Naval Support Facility in Dahlgren will be commemorated Wednesday with a reception and ceremony at the University of Mary Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Sponsored by the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, the reception and ceremony will feature a formal commemorative program that will include the Aegis Training and Readiness Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s color guard, the JWAC Singers, and special guest speaker retired Rear Adm. Brad Hicks, former commander for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense at NSF Dahlgren. Additional speakers will include State Senator Richard Stuart and Delegate Margaret

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which will be located at the former Gateway Welcome Center building near the U.S. 301 Bridge, is also open to the public. It will also honor the Naval Support Facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 95th anniversary. The new Dahlgren Heritage Museum will tell the story of the many key projects at the Naval facility over the past 95 years from the first guns fired on the Potomac test range in 1918 to the current research on the electromagnetic rail gun. According to Dr. Robert Gates, the vicechair of the museum project, the new museum will use charts and key artifacts to show the important work done at Dahlgren over the years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the propeller of the first unmanned vehicle to a projectile from the Battleship USS IOWA, we will have a number of artifacts exhibited,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Gates said.

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The Town of Colonial Beach is receiving a CDBG Planning Grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to conduct a Town-wide Housing Needs Assessment. The Town is holding a public meeting to give citizens and other interested parties an overview of the proposed project. The projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purpose is to identify housing and other infrastructure needs within the Town. The public meeting to begin this process will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Town Center located at 22 Washington Avenue. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this meeting. For more information, please contact Gary Mitchell, Director of Planning or Brendan McHugh, Zoning Technician at 804-224-7506. 10/16/2013

KING GEORGE COUNTY WETLANDS BOARD PUBLIC HEARING The King George County Wetlands Board will hold a public hearing beginning at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in the Board Room King George County Revercomb Administration Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, to consider the following requests: VMRC Permit Application #13-1227: Request by PR Farms c/o Craig Suro to stabilize 2,200 linear square feet of shoreline, to include rock reventment, breakwater structure, and beach nourishment, including a private boat ramp, along the Potomac River, located at 3542 Mathias Point Road on Tax Map # 9, Parcel 5. Documents related to the above case are available for public inspection during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Department of Community Development, Revercomb Administration Building. The public is invited to express their views on the above case. Those who are unable to attend the public hearing may submit their comments in writing to the Director of Community Development, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 104, King George, VA 22485, prior to the scheduled public hearing.

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TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE OF 17114 WINDWARD COURT, KING GEORGE, VA 22485 In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $320,000.00 from EARLLINE E THROWER AND PERRY J THROWER dated July 25, 2006, recorded among the land records of the Circuit Court for KING GEORGE COUNTY as Book 604 at Page 809 recorded August 11, 2006, the undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction on the courthouse steps at the front of the Circuit Court building for KING GEORGE COUNTY located 9483 Kings Highway, King George, VA22485-3444 on October 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm, the property with improvements to wit: All of the following property being and situate in Potomac Magisterial District, King George County, Virginia, designated as Lot 30, FERRY DOCK CROSSING Subdivision, shown on a Subdivision plat dated November 13, 2002, revised June 26, 2003, July 16, 2003, and October 28, 2003, which plat of survey, together with a Deed of Dedication are duly recorded in the Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of the Circuit Court of  King George, Virginia, in Deed Book 467, at Page 522, and having a property address of 17114 Windward Lane, Dahlgren, VA 22448. AND further described in the above Deed of Trust. (Tax Map No. 18A2230) TERMS OF SALE: A bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deposit of $15,000.00 or 10% of the sale price, whichever is lower, shall be required at the time of sale in the form of cash, certified or cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check payable to Substitute Trustee.  The balance of the purchase price shall be due within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Purchaserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deposit may be forfeited to the Substitute Trustee.  Additional terms to be announced at sale.  Substitute Trustee:  Poore Substitute Trustees, LTD, 6802 Paragon Place, Suite 410, Richmond, Virginia 23230. For information contact: The Hunoval Law Firm, PLLC, attorneys for Poore Substitute Trustee, LTD, 501 Minuet Lane, #104A, Charlotte, NC 28217, (704) 334-7114. File No.: VA110.010803 (RSVP# 302770)(10/09/13, 10/16/13)


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Take back drugs 2013 - safe disposal Got drugs? Save the date to get rid of unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, Oct. 26 Phyllis Cook On Saturday, Oct. 26, King George, Colonial Beach and many other communities across Virginia and the nation will provide collection sites for residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications, to help prevent prescription drug abuse.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Both the King George Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office and

the Colonial Beach Police Department are taking part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This collection of unwanted prescription drugs will take place at both local locations in the parking lots of the law enforcement agencies. The King George Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, 10445 Government Center Blvd, is accessed from the north side of Route 3 (Kings Hwy) from Government Center Blvd, east of Purkins Corner. The Colonial Beach Police Department is located at 907 McKinney Blvd. SAFE, CONVENIENT DISPOSAL First begun in 2010, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also ed-

ucating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicinesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trashâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both pose potential safety and health hazards. Important information about national take-back day â&#x20AC;˘ The program is anonymous and free. â&#x20AC;˘ Prescription and over-the-counter medications are accepted. â&#x20AC;˘ Medications may be kept in original containers for disposal on National Take-Back Day. â&#x20AC;˘ Intra-venous solutions, injectables and needles will not be accepted. â&#x20AC;˘ Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this ini-

tiative.   In Virginia, the number of drug deaths is comparable to those for traffic fatalities each year. The Take-Back initiative is a preventative step to encourage people to safely get rid of expired or unused medications.  Public response to the United States Drug Enforcement Administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (DEAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) national prescription drug Take-Back Days keeps growing as evidenced by the increase by 50 percent more of pills collected this past April than the previous one last fall. The increase demonstrates the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continued need for the opportunity to discard unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs from medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers. ADDRESSING VITAL SAFETY CONCERN This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly

high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet and elsewhere around the house. The DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an â&#x20AC;&#x153;ultimate userâ&#x20AC;? (that is, a patient or pet or their family member or owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long-term care facilities to dispose of their residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; controlled substances in certain instances. More information about National TakeBack Day and a list of medication drop off sites in the Commonwealth is available online at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.

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This sandstone bookend has made a round trip from the Northern Neck to Washington and back. It belongs to a local gentleman who acquired it at an estate sale several years ago. The brass plaque on the rear states that it was part of the East Front of the United States Capitol from 1793 to 1960. Henry Lane T h e Hull Northern Neck connection comes from the original Capitol building having been constructed with Aquia sandstone from Stafford County. In the 1950s then Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sam Rayburn, wanted to extend the East Front of the Capitol.  The expansion pushed the building out 32 feet, and in the process replaced the sandstone façade with white marble. When the previous front was dismantled, some of the stones were cut into commemorative pieces, such as this one, and the massive columns were re-erected as a sculpture garden at the National Arboretum in Northeast Washington. Some of the commemorative pieces were given to members of Congress, and others were sold to help defray the cost of the renovation. The sandstone front had been deteriorating, but many groups still objected to the change on the basis that it made the building look like

Virginia Treasury representatives met with residents to see if they had any unclaimed property. checked their names and the names of family members in the database. “Many left with big smiles after finding unclaimed funds,” Richards said. “If you would like to search your

a wedding cake by obliterating the soaring aspect of the great dome. Determining a value for this single bookend is difficult, as comparables are not available. The piece has more historic value than antique value inasmuch as it is a piece of American history. The plaque contributes to the overall value by placing the piece in its historical context. I suspect in a suitable auction or on the Internet, the price could exceed $100. Collectors of Capitol memorabilia

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In a fascinating new course from the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL), Dr. Greg Boeshaar will present “Being There: Our Exploration of the Solar System.” The three sessions will be held on October 29, and November 5 and 12 (Tuesdays), 1-3 p.m., at the Gloucester County Public Library in Gloucester Courthouse. Building on the earliest observations of the night sky, human understanding of Earth’s planetary neighborhood has soared through discoveries made by way of telescopes on Earth and in space, manned explorations of the Moon’s surface, and satellite probes of other planets with their moons, asteroids, and comets. Dr. Boeshaar will guide his class on a visual tour of amazing extraterrestrial landscapes through the images captured by these missions. Dr. Greg Boeshaar holds a Ph.D. in astronomy from Ohio State University, and has worked in the fields of optical imaging and spectroscopy, and radio interferometry, at many

national observatories in the United States. His space science engineering experience includes the development of the Hubble Space Telescope, atmospheric data archives, and NASA planetary exploration mission assessment; he has also published research articles on the chemical composition and evolution of gaseous nebulae and galaxies. As an RCC instructor, he currently teaches “Elements of Astronomy.” Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “Being There: Our Exploration of the Solar System” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707, or toll-free at 877-722-3679), or e-mail her at sdrotleff@rappahannock.edu.

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The winner of the Best Chocolate Cake Contest, the third baking contest sponsored by Peggy E. Garland, Attorney in connection with the Montross Fall Festival was Ashlie Shalawyto of Colonial Beach. Shalawyto is the baker for Stratford Hall. Her delicious entry combined chocolate with bacon flavoring. It was decorated with bacon rosettes and candy leaves. Second place went to Janet Gallagher of Montross

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“Finding the Money” with Triad and AARP The King George Triad program and the AARP held an unclaimed property event which resulted in a total of $7,506.68 in cash and stocks being recovered by King George and Westmoreland County residents. The event was conducted through the Virginia Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Program which attempts to return money, stocks, bonds, dividends, utility deposits, insurance proceeds, tangible property and more to the rightful owners. “King George Triad felt it important to introduce this program to the area and to caution seniors against being taken in by businesses that advertise they will help you find free money,” said Sgt. Karen Richards, the King George Sheriff ’s Office liaison with Triad. “There is no need to buy books on finding ‘free money’ which ultimately just provide the reader with the Virginia Treasury’s telephone number and website. And, don’t deplete your return by dealing with a businesses that charge a high percentage finder’s fee for locating Unclaimed Funds,” Richards said. The “Finding the Money” event was held at King George Parks and Recreation. A presentation was provided to explain what unclaimed property is, how residents can claim property, and how to avoid scams that try to associate with the program. During the three-hour event, approximately 60 people met with the treasury representatives and

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A lifetime of work and love Do not miss Cavalia Odysseo! Mary Virginia Stanford met Clarence H. Stanford in Florida, while he was on a fishing trip with his father. Clarence had returned from overseas, serving in the Navy for two years in India. Clarence grew up in Colonial Beach on the very spot where the Marina is located today. After Clarence and Mary Virginia married, they came back to Colonial Beach. Clarence applied for a job at the Dahlgren Naval base when the Navy decided to begin building crash-boats. Crash-boats were simply sleek vessels, built for speed, and sometimes armed with weapons. The boats were used to recover pilots after their planes had crashed in the water, “So they could live to fight another day,” according to the Maritime Learning Center. Mary Virginia said Clarence studied boatbuilding, but Dahlgren decided not to build the boats. “The railway was over there [she points across the street to the marina], so we decided to buy it.” The childhood home that Clarence grew up in was moved across the street. Mary Virginia still lives there today. She said Clarence’s brother, Landon, who also served in the war, helped him start the boatbuilding business. Clarence was known to many watermen as a boat builder, an excellent craftsman, and an all-around laidback, caring and giving man. As a young girl, this reporter remembers tagging along with her father to Stanford’s. The store was never locked, and Clarence could be found either in the back building, restoring or just puttering with the numerous boats that were brought to him for work, or across the street in their family home eating lunch or dinner. Clarence was very patient and liberally passed on his knowledge

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Linda Farneth

Mary Virginia Stanford shows off a picture of her younger self and her husband right after they returned to Colonial Beach in 1945. of woodworking to my father when he built a 22-foot workboat. Unfortunately, my father insisted on doing the work himself, and our boat was appropriately named, the “I pee freely”. Clarence was happy to sell us a bilge pump for her. Sadly, Clarence passed away in 2006. It was reported that his wife continued to remain strong and kept the business going with her grandson, Stephan Williams, following in his grandfather’s

footsteps. Unfortunately, Williams died at the young age of 29 in 2008, after suffering for a year from complications sustained during an accident while working with hydraulic equipment, a year earlier. When Mary Virginia decided to sell, she turned the business over to Bill Bowman. When asked how she felt about the new owner she simply said, “He’s an old friend!” — Linda Farneth

Fasten your imaginary seatbelts, and hop aboard the Cavalia Odysseo theatrical voyage with the whole family, and come to the Big White Top Tent, at The Plateau, at National Harbor, on 201 Harborview Ave in National Harbor, MD. Critics and entertainers are raving about the latest journey into the world of illusion, and horsemanship. Listen to what the Miami Herald and entertainers are saying about the box office smash hit, Cavalia Odysseo: “If Walt Disney were still alive, he might create a show as magical as Cavalia’s new Odysseo. But it wouldn’t be better than the wonderful world mastermind Norman Latourelle has created under his Big White Top,” Miami Herald. “Just breathtaking! Beyond your wildest dreams,” Jane Fonda. Imagine taking a roller coaster ride into the equine world of the impossible, and discover the dreamscape of visions of 125 foot tall tent - the size of a 10-story building - filled with 64 stallions, and 49 artists - acrobats, riders, and musicians - representing the United States, Canada, Brazil, France, Guinea, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, Japan, and Belgium. From the opening act with a group of horses peacefully grazing in a mystical forest, followed by a groups of riders, acrobats, and

musicians dancing harmoniously, to the finale, where center stage is consumed by 80,000 gallons of water, the show never loses a beat. Combined with continuous applause for the litany of stage acts involving aerialists, frolicking horses, and 3-D background scenes, the show will lift you from the world of reality to an endless array of surreal horizons. The show is highly recommended for the entire family. The show is directed by acclaimed Cirque du Soleil performing arts

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Caledon State Park Art & Wine Festival Enjoy a beautiful fall day on the lovely grounds of Caledon State Park while exploring what the area’s finest artisans and wineries have to offer. Get a jump on holiday shopping with unique one of a kind gifts. Taste wines from local wineries. A special wine glass is included with the price of tasting. A variety of great food will be available. Take a hayride to the Potomac River through a Virginia old growth hardwood forest. You never know what kind of wildlife you will see along the way! The picnic shelter will be available, and the gift shop and visitor center will be open. Admission is free to the festival, which is Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a tasting fee of $10, ID required to taste and a $5.00 parking fee. Friends will also be selling “John Shaw” wine glasses, beer steins and decanters. Coolers and outside food and alcohol are not permitted within the festival grounds. All proceeds from the festival will be used for

education and programming at the park. Caledon designated National Natural Landmark, provides visitors the unique opportunity of viewing bald eagles in their natural habitat. Caledon and the surrounding areas are the summer home for one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the East Coast. As many as 68 eagles have been spotted on the bluffs overlooking the Potomac River. Education and programming is the primary focus of the natural area. Limited tours of the eagle area are offered, however, mid-June through August by reservation only. Park guests can learn more about the natural history of Caledon, the American Bald Eagle, bats, owls, swans and other interesting wildlife. Caledon is located in King George County between Fairview Beach and Owens, 23 miles east of Fredericksburg on Route 218.

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We are pleased to share a wonderful success story from Heritage Hall King George Mr. Ralph Peregory, a well-known member of the King George community, came to Heritage Hall for rehabilitation on August 28, 2013, with a primary diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. Mr. Peregory was determined to return to his prior level of functioning, and the Heritage Hall staff were equally determined to help him reach his maximum potential. Mr. Peregory always gave 100% when working towards his goals, and the staff thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him in the process. With the help of highly-trained therapy staff, Mr. Peregory learned how to effectively utilize adaptive equipment to increase his mobility, independence and improve his overall quality of life. Mr. Peregory was discharged from the facility to his private home on September 6, 2013. Although he was unsure of what to expect upon his admission to Heritage Hall, Mr. Peregory left with nothing but the highest of praise for the facility and its staff. 10051 Foxes Way • King George, VA 22485 540.775.4000 • heritage-hall.org Jennifer Rowe, Administrator Private Rooms, Exclusive Rehab

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10-16-13 Journal Colonial Beach/ Westmoreland Virginia edition