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T he Volume 37, Number 44

Colonial Beach • Westmoreland

Shooting victim flees to nearby convenience store

Sets sights on powerful Essex

Suspect still at large

Richard Leggitt

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W&L notches fourth straight victory   Washington & Lee notched its fourth straight win Friday, defeating the Rappahannock Raiders 20-7. The Eagles now set their sights on the powerful Essex Trojans in a game scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Tappahannock. The W&L win at home Friday was keyed by a stingy defense that did not allow the Raiders inside the W&L 20-yard line except once. And, that penetration, which was set up by a 40-yard Rappahannock kickoff return, led to the Raiders only score of the game. “Friday’s win was a collective team effort,” said Coach Antron Yates. “The defense stood tall once again. The touchdown that they did give up was preceded by a long kickoff return, which put the defense in a very bad position” “The whole defensive unit deserves recognition. Coach Edgar Carey, the defensive coordinator, came up with a great game plan and the defense executed it,” said Coach Yates. The defense also made the play in the


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Sophomore running back D.J. Weldon scampers for a touchdown in W&L’s 20-7 victory over Rapphannock as junior quarterback Treshaun Brown jubilantly signals a touchdown. The Eagles have won four in a row and now are preparing for a showdown with powerhouse Essex on Saturday afternoon.

Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office deputies are currently looking for Robert J. Kelly, who is suspected of shooting his older brother last Friday. Deputies responded to a 911 call on Friday, Oct. 25, at approximately 7:18 p.m. at the Kinsale Handy Store for a report of a shooting, according to Robert J. Kelly Sheriff C.O. Balderson. Upon arrival, deputies learned that 40-year-old Kevin M. Kelly had been shot in the lower back while fleeing a residence on Gardy’s Mill Road. Police learned that Kevin M. Kelly and his brother, Robert J. Kelly, both from Kinsale, had a physical altercation concerning money issues just before the shooting occurred. It was reported that after the altercation broke up, Kevin Kelly and two friends got in a car to leave the scene, and allegedly, Robert shot at the vehicle. The three occupants fled to the convenience store to seek help and call 911.

Kevin, who was sitting in the backseat of the vehicle, was taken to MCV in Richmond, and has reportedly been released. The other two occupants, who were sitting in the front seats of the vehicle, escaped injury. Robert J. Kelly is described as a 39-year-old black male, height 6’1”, approximately 200 lbs., brown eyes and black hair. Robert is wanted on ten charges: one count of malicious wounding; three counts of attempted murder; one count of possession of a firearm after having been a convicted felon; one count of malicious shooting of an occupied vehicle; three counts of use of a firearm while attempting to commit murder; and use of a firearm while committing or attempting to commit aggravated malicious wounding. Robert is a convicted felon on unrelated charges. The weapon has not been recovered, and police say he is considered armed and dangerous. Citizens with information on Robert J. Kelly’s whereabouts or any information about this crime are urged to call Detective Jay Mitchell at the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office 804-493-8066. Citizens can also go to the website to leave information directly, or use the TIP 411 service on that website. —Linda Farneth

Discussion of hiring a police chief turns into talk of abolishing Colonial Beach PD At the October 24 Colonial Beach Town Council work session, what began with a discussion started by Councilman Jim Chiarello on proceeding to hire a permanent police chief, turned into a series of disagreements between council members on how, or if, they should proceed. During the last 17 minutes of the session, after several minutes of council members talking in generalities, it became apparent that a majority of council members, if not all, have been exploring options that would result in the abolishment of the Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD). Full responsibility for law enforcement and citizen safety in the Town of Colonial Beach would move to the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office (WCSO). Councilwoman Linda Brubaker made it a point to go on record saying that she had not publicly announced that she was either

for, or against, the “merger.” Mayor Mike Ham, during a statement addressing rumors of such, stated that the question before the council should be a decision whether or not to abolish the Colonial Beach Police Department. Among the discussions, issues of whether abolishing CBPD, or a merger with WCSO, would affect the legality of golf cart use on the public streets of Colonial Beach came into question. Councilman Gary Seeber stated at one point, that he felt one man could be appointed as police chief, resulting in meeting state requirements of having a police force in order to continue to allow golf carts. What was overshadowed by several arguments between council members, and name calling at the outset of the meeting, was the fact that the council has been engaging in ongoing discussions to explore options that would ultimately leave the Town of Colonial

Beach without its own police department. Chiarello began the discussion by asking council members to review the 29 applications, including that of CBPD Interim Chief William Seay. Chiarello asked that the council members help to narrow down the list to the top ten applicants, then to the top five. Chiarello then suggested sending the five remaining applications to the Police Chiefs Association for background checks and screenings, scheduling interviews in November, making a decision in December, and having a new police chief on Jan. 1. “Does that sound like a good game plan to everyone?” he asked. Opposition began with Councilman Tim Curtin, who felt the decision to hire a permanent police chief should be held off until after the council finished exploring more options. At first, Curtin’s remarks gave the impression that he felt that there was

Mod pods or a new building

School Board compares costs and options Linda Farneth At its Oct. 25 work session the Colonial Beach School Board heard a presentation on options to house grades K-8 at the high school campus. Schools staff presented price comparisons to the School Board for relocating mod pods for the elementary school campus to the high school campus with building a permanent structure to house grades K – 8 at the high school campus. Cost comparisons show that building a permanent structure would result in an amortization schedule of payments that could run from $14,473.78 to $18,972.18 per month, depending on the rate of interest. Currently, the school pays $13,200 per month to rent the existing mod pods. If the mod pods were moved to the high school campus, and the necessary new pods were added, the school is looking at a cost of $15,800 per month, plus a figure of $250,000 in associated moving and set-up costs. If a permanent structure is built,

all set-up costs would be included in the loan amount. The structure the staff is proposing is built by Williams Scotsman Inc., and has already been put out for bid under government contracts for educational buildings. This would make the structure’s cost eligible for several types of government financing. Preliminary quotes indicate that the building would run between $4 and $4.5 million, but the school board has asked Superintendent Kathleen Beane and her staff to look into price comparisons for adding a few classrooms. The building being proposed by William Scottsman would be a twostory building with an elevator and stairway for fire exits. The lower floor would be slightly larger than the second floor. The building would have restrooms on both levels. And a covered walkway between the high school and the new building is an option being considered. The building would be prepared at the factory, in sections, while the ground is being prepared. This would save time and allow for a 90-day

start to completion time frame. The building will be delivered in sections and assembled immediately. The school board discussed many options to be included and compared costs for each. Some items may be discarded based on the fact that the expenses far outweigh the needs. School Board Chairman Tim Trivett suggested looking into loans that would allow the school to borrow extra funds to make needed repairs to the high school. “We need to include the high school repairs in one big package. If it adds $500,000 we can sell property at the old school to generate funds,” Trivett said. Preliminary estimates earlier in the year for high school repairs ran around $500,000. Beane said she would get a more exact figure together for the next meeting and to present to the town council. All figures are preliminary estimates. School staff is working quickly to get exact figures to present to the Colonial Beach Town Council at the earliest meeting possible. —Linda Farneth

not a good selection of applicants, but as the discussions continued, Curtin’s reasons for delaying a decision became clear. Curtin prefaced his statement asking, “How do I say this without anybody getting more upset with me?” “We have been talking about this for a while, and some other options have surfaced in the meantime. I’m leery about putting this in high gear until we can be sure that we have explored all of our options in this area. I don’t think we have yet. I will not be voting in support of hiring anybody until I’m sure we have.” Brubaker asked Curtin if he meant options with other police chiefs or options with other situations of our police department. Curtin replied, “Exactly.” Brubaker said she had concerns and voiced them to other council members. Brubaker said, “If that were to be started on, at this minute, chances of it happening are slim to

none within the next legislative session.” It did not become clear right away that the council members were discussing consolidating the Colonial Beach Police Department with the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office. Brubaker said, “To go before the general assembly to change the charter to do something else, I think we need to first examine what we want to do. What do we want to do; do we want to have a police force for Colonial Beach; is it going to be a police force that is our police force?” Chiarello felt that the council should make a decision now. He said that hiring a police chief is the responsible thing to do. “We can always change course,” he said. Chiarello feels that for the time being, the council doesn’t really have a choice but to proceed See POLICE DEPT., page 2

Westmoreland Sheriff’s Office serves 58 indictments this week Many suspects already incarcerated at NNRJ Edwin L Pope Jr., 36, Oak Grove, is currently incarcerated at Northern Neck Regional Jail without bond on ten related charges regarding child pornography. On Friday, Oct. 25, the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office served 38 more indictments on Pope. Pope was charged with nine counts of production of child pornography, nine counts of using a communications system to facilitate child pornography, nineteen counts of possession of child pornography, and one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor. Pope will appear before the Westmoreland County Circuit Court on Friday, Nov. 1, to address the new charges. These crimes are still under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office at 804-493-8066, or visit to leave information directly, or use the TIP 411 service on that website. Sedrick B. Covert, 23, currently incarcerated at NNRJ, has been charged with one count of breaking and entering, one count of grand larceny, and one count of destruction of property in connection with a breakin that occurred at the Three Sisters’ convenience store off of Cople Hwy. near Templeman’s Crossroads. Michael R. Bradshaw Jr., 22, Oak Grove, currently incarcerated at NNRJ, has been charged with one count of breaking and entering, one count of grand larceny,

and one count of destruction of property in connection with a break-in at Grant’s Hill Baptist Church in Oak Grove. Desmond L. Lee, 21, Hague, currently incarcerated at NNRJ, has been charged with one count of breaking and entering, and one count of grand larceny in connection with a break-in at a Cabin Point/Glebe Harbor area residence. Samuel M. Patton, 54, Hague, has been charged with eight counts of forgery with intent to utter coin and bank notes and one count of conspire to forge and utter coin and bank notes. Patton was being held with a $2,500 secured bond as of Friday, when he was served. Raymond R. Phillips III, 28, Colonial Beach, was picked up and served for one count of possession of a controlled schedule-one-or-two substance, namely oxycodone. He is being held at the NNRJ without bond. Jamal T. Brown, 29, of the Oldhams area, is currently incarcerated at the NNRJ. Added to his current charges are two counts of use of a firearm in attempted murder. If convicted, this would be his second offense. If anyone has information on any crime including these, residents are urged to call the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office at 804-493-8066, or visit www. to leave information directly, or use the TIP 411 service on that website. —Linda Farneth

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Police Dept: Discussion of merger with WCSO From page 1 with hiring a full-time permanent police chief. Chiarello said, “We advertised for a police chief and received 29 applicants. What do we do, just tell these people we changed our mind?” Chiarello continued, “I think we need to stay on course.” Curtin confronted Chiarello, asking him, “So you are reversing your previously expressed opinion by email, that you want to move in the other direction?” Chiarello responded, “I think the future is now. Once we have dealt with this, we can always decide later on.” Chiarello continued to urge the council to choose and vote on a new police chief. Curtin said he felt that the town could not afford to fund a police department anymore without help. Mayor Mike Ham cut in to say, “We can discuss this at another time.” Councilman Gary Seeber added, “I think the meeting we are supposed to set up tonight, to discuss that issue, is where we ought to discuss the issue.” Curtin agreed. The town council had a previous meeting scheduled with the town attorney that morning, but it had been cancelled. No reason was originally given for that meeting. After the work session, however, Mayor Mike Ham confirmed that the reason for the cancelled meeting was to discuss options for merging or abolishing the CBPD. Seeber added, “The other thing I wanted to point out is that the [Town] charter said we have to have a police chief. The state code said we have to have a police force to have golf carts. You can pay one guy anything you want for a year, and have a police chief and a police force.” Mayor Ham then announced that Town Attorney Andrea Erard has been working on legal opinions on the matter. At this point in the meeting, it became clear that council members are working on a way to merge the CBPD with the WCSO. In the past, councils have entertained the idea of merging the two departments so police services are controlled by the county. In past attempts, the council has been told that several major requirements make the idea very difficult to implement. Mayor Ham handed the floor over to Councilman Tommy Edwards, who Ham introduced as the Safety Committee Chairman. Edwards

began by saying, “First of all, let me just say sometimes I wonder if I am [chairman]. Some of y’all take the bull by the horns, so to speak. First of all, let me just say that four of y’all, and it’s on record: Tim, Wanda, Jim, and Linda, y’all want to go down to the sheriff ’s department down there. So my question is: why in the world do we even want to think of bringing in a gentleman to interview for this job, when the majority of y’all want to bring the sheriff ’s department in?” Edwards said that it would be an embarrassment to the chosen applicant to hire someone for the job, and six months later tell him he has to leave because the town wants to “go to Westmoreland County.” Edwards feels the council should seek the help of the International Association of Police Chiefs to help review all applicants. Edwards told Chiarello that his list of attributes may work to choose the top five applicants, but he is more comfortable with tasking “someone who knows a lot more than we do” with the job of narrowing down the list. Chiarello stated that merging with the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office does not seem like a possibility at this time. He stated that he has a vote in the matter. Chiarello said, “I have a right to go through these applications; I’m not an idiot, and I refuse to accept anyone calling me one.” Chiarello clearly took offense to Edwards’ comments. Chiarello began to discuss the amount of time and effort he went through to look over the applications. Mayor Ham pounded the gavel and stated, “First of all, nobody called you an idiot!” A disagreement ensued between the mayor and Chiarello, but Chiarello pressed on for several minutes restating the work he has put into the matter and stated he feels the council should move forward with choosing a permanent chief of police. Brubaker obtained the floor and stated she did not want to go on record as supporting consolidation. Brubaker said, “I think we owe it to Captain Seay to say, one way or the other. He has stepped up to the plate to fulfill the obligation we asked him to. I also want to correct Councilman Edwards; I have at no time said publicly that I am for a merger of the police department and the Sheriff ’s Department. I did, however, say that I would...” At this point, Edwards said to

Brubaker that she inquired about it. Then Mayor Ham cut in to address rumors floating around. Brubaker addressed Ham, saying that he had interrupted her, and she had the right to the floor. Ham said he would get back to her after he was finished clarifying some legal issues. Ham said, “From a legal standpoint, let me clarify something first. There are rumors everywhere that we, certain people, maybe the whole council, maybe the whole entire town, have asked Sheriff C.O. Balderson, ‘Can he take over our police department?’ or ‘Can we merge our police department with his?’ The attorneys will tell you, C.O. Balderson will tell you, neither of those is an option. We can ask...” Interrupting, Brubaker stated, “So right now, we need to make a decision whether we want to abolish the police department. We can’t just merge it, or give it away, or say, ‘Take it.’ That’s the issue we need to come up to.” At that point, Ham turned the floor back over to Brubaker. Brubaker explained that she has not publicly stated that she is either for or against a merger. “I don’t have enough information on it.” She did say, however, that she would welcome a dialog with the sheriff. She said she resented the fact that she is being told that she cannot have a dialog with the sheriff. Brubaker said, “I am for doing the best we can, with the available police chief and department that we have.” Brubaker then motioned to adjourn; Councilwoman Wanda Goforth Seconded; and all members voted in favor. When asked how he felt about the progress, or lack thereof, in selecting a permanent police chief, Interim Police Chief Seay declined to comment, saying that he is a public servant and did not feel he should be political. Outside the meeting room, Chief Seay said he has applied for the position, and he will continue to do the job as interim chief, as long as needed, until the council makes a decision. It is really not clear if an official vote has been taken, identifying who would like to continue to pursue the matter. What is clear is that the council is spending a great deal of time exploring another issue that has been brought up with each new council for decades and has ultimately resulted in keeping the CBPD intact. — Linda Farneth

Fabrizia Lanza to appear at Stratford Hall Fabrizia Lanza, proprietor of the Case Vecchie cooking school in Sicily, will be at Stratford Hall on Nov. 16. She will be doing a talk, luncheon, and book signing. Her new cookbook was recently written about in the New York Times. “We are fortunate to be able to bring Ms. Lanza, a internationally known chef, to Stratford Hall and the Northern Neck. She is a strong proponent of the slow food movement and her new cookbook is a valuable resource,” said Jim Schepmoes, Stratford’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Lanza’s appearance at Stratford Hall on Saturday, the 16th, will begin at 11 a.m. with a presentation in the duPont Library where hors d’oeuvres

and Tasca d’Almerita wine will be served. The presentation will be followed by a 12:30 p.m. four-course luncheon in the Dining Room featuring a seasonal harvest prepared under the direction of Ms. Lanza. Lanza, daughter of the late Countess Anna Tasca, will discuss her new cookbook, Coming Home to Sicily: Seasonal Harvests and Cooking from Case Vecchie, with a foreword by noted chef and author Alice Waters. The cookbook was recently featured in a New York Times article. Case Vecchie is one of Europe’s most respected cooking schools. It is situated on one of the oldest and largest estates in Sicily and includes the family’s Tasca d’Almerita winery. Lanza, a former art historian and

museum curator, returned to the family estate in 2007 to assist her mother in running the cooking school. Since then she has traveled the world hosting dinners and teaching classes in Sicilian cooking. A book signing in the Dining Room will follow the luncheon. Great House tours will also be available after the book signing. The cost of the talk and luncheon is $100 per person. According to Stratford Hall, seating is limited and reservations are required.  Reservations can be made by calling 804-493-1966, or by e-mailing Lodging is available Friday night, Nov. 15 at the Inn at Stratford Hall. For more information, visit — Richard Leggitt

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The Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office announced that the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has awarded the sheriff ’s office second place in the National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC). The award was accepted at the IACP Convention and EXPO on Oct. 22. The NLEC is a nationwide initiative designed to recognize excellence in traffic safety with the goal of reducing the number of injuries and fatalities that occur on our nation’s roadways. Similar size and types of law enforcement agencies are evaluated and analyzed on

their local efforts to enforce laws and educate the public about the impact of driving impaired and speeding as well as the importance of occupant protection. The challenge highlights an agency’s policy, training, community outreach and the overall effectiveness of their efforts to address accidents. “I am extremely proud of the dedication and hard work our deputies display on a daily basis to make our roadways safe. Their efforts prevent the loss of life and they are to be commended for their commitment to this endeavor,” stated Sheriff C.O. Balderson.

(Left to Right): Bank of Lancaster’s Marketing Officer Kylie Bransford along with Photo Judges Stephen Kancianic, Carey Turner, Charles Lawson, Anne-Sophie Marchal and Terry Cosgrove.

Judges select winning calendar photos Bank of Lancaster has proudly served the Northern Neck of Virginia and the surrounding counties since 1930, and the Bank’s family is very appreciative of the beauty in our area. For the seventh consecutive year, Bank of Lancaster has offered their calendar photo contest to the community. “What better way to highlight the beauty of our area,” stated Kylie Bransford, Bank of Lancaster’s Vice President and Marketing Officer, “than a calendar featuring scenes of life and beauty found on our creeks and tucked into our landscapes.” The requirements are horizontal, outdoor-theme photos by amateur photographers. Bransford reports that the enthusiasm from the community is always astounding. “There were 182 entries,” she stated, “and all of the photos were absolutely gorgeous.” The bank solicited the assistance of five local professional photographers to select the winning photos. The judges were Terry Cosgrove, Stephen Kancianic, Charles Lawson, AnnSophie Marchal, and Carey Turner. Terry Cosgrove spent 30 years as a Navy photojournalist documenting

the military in both war and peace. His award-winning career was highlighted by tours of duty that included the famed Battleship Missouri, serving as personal photographer to the Secretary of the Navy and leading the elite Pacific Fleet Combat Camera Group. Cosgrove resides on the Northern Neck documenting the beauty of the area and its people. He also owns and operates The Art of Coffee in Montross. Stephen Kancianic is a certified professional photographer and owner of Yours Truly Photography in Kilmarnock, a full service photo shop and studio located in the Food Lion shopping center. His photography has been featured in many websites, advertisements, and publications throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Charles Lawson is the owner of The HighlanderStudiosinKilmarnockand is a nationally Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. He is a member of the Virginia Professional Photographers Association, the Professional Photographers of America, Wedding and Portrait

Photographers International, and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.   Carey Turner of Newland was the Grand Prize Cover winner of our 2011 Calendar prior to turning professional. He now has Rivah View Photography and specializes in wedding and family portraits. Anne-Sophie Marchal has been passionate about photography for a decade. Starting out with her father’s camera then graduating to her own. Commercially, her photography work has included shops and restaurants, and privately, she has photographed weddings to senior portraits. Bank of Lancaster would like to extend a thank you to everyone that participated and a special thank-you to the judges for taking on a difficult task of narrowing the beautiful photos down to a cover, 12 months and 8 honorable mentions. The winners, along with the judges, are invited to a celebration reception in November where they will be the first to receive copies of the 2014 Bank of Lancaster calendar. “This calendar,” Bransford stated, “will once again be a true reflection of the beauty here in the Northern Neck of Virginia.”

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Humans and the need for speed Several years ago I was in traffic court, as a witness, and was listening to the judge as he decided the cases ahead of us. Most were routine. However, there was one that got my attention. A young man was charged with riding a motorcycle, at 100 miles an hour, through a residential area. He hadn’t come with an attorney and the judge told him he had better get one because it wasn’t unusual for him to give David S. Kerr jail time in cases like this. Borrowing a line from the Tom Cruise movie, Top Gun, the “need for speed,” had gotten the better of him.

Speed, legal or otherwise, is a human obsession. However, for most of our existence as a species, how fast we could go was limited. We could run, which only got you so far, or if you had one, you could ride a horse. Which again, as much as I like horses, has its limits. Then came the steam engine. At which point everything changed. In 1835 a New York newspaper reporting on a short excursion on a new steam railway, then a relatively new technology, exalted at the train having reached the “break neck speed” of 30 miles an hour. By the 1880’s trains running wide open on straight track through the American West reached speeds of as much 70 miles an hour. But, the best was yet to come. Early automobiles couldn’t go all that fast, at least at first, but their development was rapid. By the early 20th century a trend had

begun of setting and then breaking land speed records. In 1924 the record was 127 miles an hour. Don’t try that in a residential area. Just a few years ago, in the deserts of Nevada, an Englishman, this time riding, what for lack of a better description, was a rocket on wheels, broke the sound barrier. Sound, and this varies based on conditions, travels at 768 miles per hour. That had never been done before in a land based vehicle. Aviation, however, is where speed reached a new high. Propeller-powered craft got faster and faster, but there were limits. The famous World War II P-51 fighter could reach 473 miles per hour, and even faster in a dive, but that was pushing the edge of propeller driven speed. Jet power was the next step. In 1947 Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier,

Letters to the Editor To the Editor: The Citizens for Non-Partisan Good Government in King George is a group of residents from all sides of the political spectrum who have come together for better governance in our county. We have worked diligently to get citizens involved in local politics and are very happy to see the increased number of independent candidates running this year. After interviewing each nonpartisan Supervisor candidate, we are very proud to endorse Shawn Lawrence for Shiloh District and Jeff Bueche for James Monroe District. These men bring a fresh attitude to the office and a much needed transparency in keeping the residents informed about the issues they are voting on, seeking input from and truly listening to the citizens. They will take the time to research and educate themselves on the issues at hand and not just vote as the majority of the board wishes them to. They will know what is best for the county because they will have heard from their constituents on how they can best represent them. King George County needs to forge a new path that includes working together with other boards and groups, including our neighboring counties, and not against them. Shawn and Jeff have a willingness to find better ways of doing county business, to grow and enhance the county overall while staying true to its core values. They will not simply dismiss new ideas on how we can improve our services or about new business opportunities because of preconceived notions or, worst, dismissing them “because we’ve always done it that way” or “we already tried that once”. For all the above reasons and more, King George citizens should elect Shawn Lawrence and Jeff Bueche as Supervisors, on November 5th, and put King George County back on the path of a great place to live and raise a family; a place that we and our children are proud to call home! Citizens for Non-Partisan Good Government in King George Dear Editor, I am disturbed by recent news reports concerning the race for Governor of Virginia stating that Terry McAuliffe is not against firearms ownership. McAuliffe has reportedly stated several times that he is a gun owner and a skeet shooter. He has also reportedly stated that he and his son shoot together. I suppose it may be true, but it is also true that many candidates on both sides of the political spectrum have made similar statements only to have to eat them down the road when their supposed firearms or hunting experience fails to materialize. I recall Mitt Romney having that experience. I also recall John Kerry having that experience. McAuliffe does not appear to value firearms ownership for ALL Virginians that much. What concerns me is the blatant attempt by the McAuliffe campaign to pull the wool over those that don’t know better. What gun owners and hunters need to remember is that McAuliffe is being funded and assisted by the Clintons. They are stumping for him in Northern Virginia, a hotbed of antigun sentiment. Next, enter Mayor Bloomberg who recently dumped 1.1 million of his money into McAuliffe’s campaign. Bloomberg has no shame. First he wants guns banned except for his private body guards. He wanted them

banned in his state of New York and then came calling to our Commonwealth to try to dictate how we are living. People in his own state are fed up with his bans on various things to include large sodas. The man is not a freedom lover but a dictator and he has donated and supported McAuliffe in a big way. His beliefs are way out of line with American values. McAuliffe apparently wants Bloomberg’s support and went to New York to wine and dine him for it. Neither of them ever met a gun control law they did not like. People that don’t respect our Constitution, our way of life, our hard won freedoms or our own rights not only scare me but they disgust me. I hope gun owners and hunters remember who the real Terry McAuliffe is next Tuesday when they vote. I don’t want a politician like him in control of our state. Mark Fike King George King George, “Wake Up and Smell the Debt!” To the Editor: Not too long ago I was talking to a fellow coworker who was telling me how happy he was that our county was in the “Black”. Boy did I have to educate him on that one; our landfill is only paying the interest on a partial

portion of the county debt. Time and time again I have heard this from folks who have lived in the county for over 10 years and from those who just arrived. Somehow the notion that our landfill is paying for everything has turned into the King George urban myth. The large yellow sign at the intersection of Route 301 and Route 218 states: “Welcome to King George, Population Less Than 25,000 Over $100 Million in Debt”. Now, unfortunately it is signed by the Tea Party, so many ignore the sign. King George voters it is time to Wake Up! This sign is stating a fact and it is increasing not getting smaller. King George County voters for some reason have become apathetic; have absolutely no interest in coming to Supervisor meetings or at least sending a message to their supervisors to address this issue. The Dahlgren Supervisor is the only one who has requested the Board address the debt with a strategic plan to eventually pay off this debt. She was shot down by the board. Now, why would your elected official do such a thing? It is bad enough that our Congressional elected officials have made a financial mess of this country and cannot seem to compromise on any issue. Now our County Supervisors are following the same

and in the 1970’s the SR-71, a high altitude reconnaissance aircraft, hit a record speed over 2,000 miles an hour and once made the hop from New York to London in an hour and forty five minutes. However, when it comes to passenger aircraft, we’ve been far more conservative. The Concorde flew for thirty years, but, it was the only supersonic transport to ever enter commercial service. Fuel consumption was far too great to make it economical. Alas, when flying from Washington to Los Angeles on a Boeing 747, I go about as fast as my father did in the 1960s on an old 707. However, if you really want to wow someone with some statistics on how fast we can go, then nothing beats the space program. On reentry, the Space Shuttle hits speeds of 17,400 miles per hour. But, nothing tops the

path. Ask yourself, would you not try to pay off your existing debt with some type of long term plan? We all know if you don’t, it leads to financial trouble. So why would our Supervisors not want to address the counties debt with some type of plan to pay it off? One proposal was very small increases in taxes over a 15yr period leading up to the landfill closure. There are many ways to address the county debt, but we must publically recognize it and create a strategic plan. If we don’t we will certainly end up with a financial mess you and our children will be stuck with trying to deal with and our taxes will soar at once rather than a small gradual increase. We can’t ignore it and hope it will go away. Ask your Supervisor what he is going to do about it. Remember the sign is a fact not made up political fiction! Dennis Askin King George Please Help Save Virginia To the Editor: We have the opportunity on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to keep Virginia the most beautiful, prosperous, and free Commonwealth in America by voting the Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson, Mark Obenshain ticket. These are honorable, truthful, and experienced men who have Virginia

NEW IDEAS • FRESH PERSPECTIVES Citizens for NonPartisan Good Government in King George Endorse these Candidates for Supervisor

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10250 Kings Highway • Post Office Box 409, King George, VA 22485 Phone: (540) 775-2024 • Fax: (540) 775-4099 Online:

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and its residents as their primary concern. Ken Cuccinelli has publicized his specific plans to assist in creating jobs for us, reducing business and individual taxes, and fighting for our freedoms under the Constitution. It is critical that you vote for this ticket on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5. There is a stark and dangerous difference between these patriots and their opponents McAulliffe, Northam and Herring who, like the most untruthful Federal administration in history, will take Virginia down the miserable path now being experienced by our once prosperous, powerful Nation. In the debates with Cuccinelli, McAullife affirmed his support for the disastrous OBAMACARE, his desire to eliminate coal powered electrical plants and jobs, initiate taxes to combat the fraudulent belief in “man-made” global warming, enact legislation against our Second Amendment rights. All of his “plans” to improve transportation, diversity in manufacturing, communications, and alternative energy were nothing more than general platitudes he casually throws around while lying about or mischaracterizing Cuccinelli’s intentions. And how would McAulliffe pay for his platitudes – through funds gained

from government “efficiencies”! Really? Can anyone remember Democrats saving money through “government efficiencies”? Save our Commonwealth from this interloper and his crew. Vote for Cuccinelli, Jackson, and Obenshain. F.C. Dugan, III Hague Dobson supports Howard I would like to take the opportunity as the retired Sheriff of King George County to encourage the good citizens of James Monroe District to strongly consider voting for Jim Howard on November 5, 2013. As Sheriff I had the pleasure of working with Jim as a Supervisor and I know first-hand that he always had the best interest of all of the citizens of King George at heart. He always considered all the facts and information before making a decision. Through my personal experience he consistently promoted public safety, education, and the health and welfare of the people of King George. Jim is a man of integrity and worthy of your vote on Election Day. Retired Sheriff Clarence W. “Moose” Dobson King George


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record set by the Galileo probe. It launched a conical shaped object into the atmosphere of Jupiter. Within an hour, pulled by Jupiter’s immensely powerful gravity, it reached a staggering 30 miles per second. At that speed it could have gone around the world in 14 minutes. That’s a record for any man-made object anywhere. Someday, who knows, maybe using such futuristic propulsion systems (all theoretically possible) as fusion reactors, solar sails, or, with apologies to Star Trek, anti-matter reactors, we’ll go fast enough that maybe our solar system, or even our nearby stars, won’t seem so fantastically far away. Just how fast can humans go? The answer is pretty fast. But, if you’re driving a motorcycle in a residential area, I strongly advise that you keep within the posted speed limit.

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and Religious Community Events first baptist church in Col. Beach is hosting a bus trip to the famous Sight and Sound Theater in Strasburg, PA to see the performance of the “Miracle of Christmas” Dec. 28. The bus will leave the church at 6 a.m. and will return later that evening. Costs vary by age. Call (804) 224-3274 or (804) 224-8588 for ticket information. All ages are welcome on this trip. third mount zion baptist church in Woodford, is hosting a “Pink Rain” Gospel Explosion on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. Please join them as they “Break the Chain.” Program is a benefit for Antoinette Minor, and will feature choirs and performers from around the area.

of 1812 will dedicate a grave marker to veteran William Bernard of the war of 1812 buried in the church cemetery. The short ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Emmanuel is located in KG just at the 301 bridge into Port Royal. st. paul’s episcopal church is hosting a Brunswick Stew meal & Quilt Raffle, Nov. 2 from 2-5 p.m. Stew meal consists of bowl of soup, 2 ham biscuits, dessert and drink $6 pp or purchase a quart of stew for $9. Quilt is 70”x70”, made & donated by the KG Quilt Guild. All proceeds will go to children of Haiti - tuition, uniforms and housing. St. Paul’s is located in KG at the corner of Dahlgren & Caledon Roads.

antioch baptist church The Antioch Baptist Church Missionary Ministry in King George, VA, will be celebrating their Annual Day on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m., with Bishop Timothy Sherfield from Chosen Ministries Praise and Worship Center in King George, VA as their guest. Come and have a glorious day as we give praise to our Lord.

king george church of god to host their annual GLOW IN THE DARK party on Thursday, Oct. 31, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 4 to 12. This community event is a fun, safe alternative to Halloween with games, prizes, cupcakes and punch! All children are welcome, especially those children with special needs. Please RSVP to wmhorner@gmail. com if your child has any special needs or dietary restrictions, so we can make accommodations. NO COSTUMES PLEASE. Bring loose change for the Coin Toss. Proceeds go to the Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry. The Church is located at 8095 Kings Highway, King George, VA (behind Food Lion Shopping Center).

Hanover with Brunswick The George Mason I Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century will dedicate a historic marker to Emmanuel Church and the Daughters

dahlgren united methodist church On Sunday, Nov. 3, D-UMC will have one Blended Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate All Saints

peace lutheran church to host their annual Cookie Walk. Nov. 23, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Cookies to buy, pies, cakes other baked goods, vendors and white elephant sale to pick up that perfect gift. (540) 7759131. 5590 Kings Hwy, KG.

Sunday. Please join us for special music by the choir and praise band, and experience anew the Holy Spirit as we worship together honoring those who have gone before us. Sunday School will be from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. A Fellowship lunch will follow the Worship Service. DahlgrenUMC is located at 17080 14th Street, Dahlgren, VA on the corner of Route 206 and Rosedale Drive. KG Church of God is hosting a Deaf Concert, “He Speaks Life” on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. Come listen/watch: 3 Deaf Ministries, Praise Dance Team and a mime. There will be a fellowship dinner after the concert. Love offering or donations welcome. For more information, please call Sheila (540) 623-2804 or email sgng4JS@verizon. net. 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)663-2230. mars hill Hosting free fun, music and

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food for all interested teens. Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5-9 p.m. Location Round HIll Baptist Church, 16519 Round Hill Rd., KG. For more info, email or visit Facebook: Mars Hill KGBA. Community sponsors needed along with local church groups, students and volunteers for the 2013 “Stop Hunger Now” food packaging project to be held at the KG-Y on Nov. 24. To reach the goal of $10,000 350 people will need to donate $30. More is welcome, less is just as important. Donate online FletchersChapel. A dollar a day can be pocket change for some, and a week’s allowance for another. With a little effort, raising the 2013 goal will not be too hard. $1.25 will feed six, with the food package we will put together on the 24th. Can you donate today? If you are interested in learning more about the project, go to or email me at lori@ Ages 5 and up are welcome to come out to help package the food. No heavy lifting, no real thinking involved. A time of fellowship and the knowledge we are doing for others. Funds raised should be turned in by Nov. 18. Call 540-709-7495 or follow on Facebook. peculiar People of purpose will hold an open panel discussion “Say What?” on Nov. 9 from 1-4 p.m. This discussion of what the church mother’s won’t tell you, discussing the taboo issues in the church culture today. Holiday Inn Express, 114030 Telegraph Rd. Woodbridge, (near Potomac Mills). Free to public. Email Erika at

The original Hebrew written text was a picture language--much like the Egyptian hieroglyphics. When Moses wrote the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), he used this picture language. Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet is a picture with meaning. When we put these letters together, they form a word, but they also form a story within the word! Proverbs 25:2 tells us, “The honour of God is to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter.” (Young’s Literal Translation) This is exactly what God has done with His language! This is Part 4 of a 4-part series. In Part 1, we learned the picture language for “fire” is the “strong destroyer” -- the letters: alef and sheen; In Part 2, we learned the word for “man” is a “hand in the fire”: alef, yod, sheen; In Part 3, we learned the word for “woman” is “what comes from the fire”: alef, sheen, hey.

Now for the amazing conclusion with Part 4! The letters that are added to each word: the “yod” for man, and the “hey” for woman, is the abbreviated name of God! His full name is YHVH (yod, hey, vav, hey -- Yahweh), but in its shortened form, we can say, Yah! Do see the key point? When a husband and wife submit to Yah, and are united together, they proclaim the true God! Without Yah as the foundation of a marriage, the only thing left is “fire” with “fire”! The relationship will be consumed by destruction! God’s language is simply fascinating! Rick Blankenship is the Fellowship Leader of Grafted In Fellowship King George. For more information, please visit the web site at: www.DoYouShabbat. com.

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

8330 Fletcher's Chapel Rd. at 218

Pastor Michael Reaves 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 - web site - Phone: 663-2230

Good Hope Baptist Church

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

• 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 •

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 •

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


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

4s scholarships
available (540)

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:


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 10640 Kings Hwy - 1 mi. west of 301

Daily Mass: Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. Adoration precedes each morning Mass Confession: Sat. following 8:00 a.m. Mass & at 4:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 • 804-224-7221

Trinity United Methodist Church

9425 Kings Hwy., King George

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


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!"

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

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: web site

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

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 • 804-224-7221

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.”


See your Bible Schoolin 9:45this a.m. church Morning Worship Service 11 a.m. Evening Bible Study 6 p.m. spot Wednesday Prayer Service 7 p.m. call Lori at (540) 775-5081 540-709-7495 "At the Heart of King George County with King George County In Our Hearts"

Rev. Rick Crookshank 10312 Hanover Church Rd.KG

“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

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 P.O.Box 756 King George, VA 22485

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Halloween Funfest




Thursday October 31st, Halloween at Tides Inn Market - Wine, Tapas, and Costume Party! Live music by Little Paul. Best costume wins a great prize! No reservations needed! Call (804) 214-9352.

Safe Trick or Treat

Heritage Hall in KG, is hosting its 25th annual Safe Trick or Treat event. Children in costumes are encouraged to come to Heritage Hall and trick or treat with the residents. A supervised, well lit and safe environment for all. Call (540) 775-4000 for details.

Spend Halloween in the Spooky Town of Montross

There will be strong spirits rising and treats galore if you survive the haunting time in the Town of Montross on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31: • The O’Gara Group along with W&L High School and the Westmoreland County Museum will be holding their “Haunted House and Trunk or Treat” at the O’Gara facilities, 18047 King’s Highway, across from the Food Lion. The Haunted House, with an admission fee of $5.00 (donated to the high school) will be open from 6-9 p.m. The Trunk or Treat will be on Halloween only from 6-8 p.m. in the fenced parking lot. • The Regional Library’s Montross Branch will have its “Scary Storytelling” from 6:30-8 p.m. and will have a special Costume Judging that will begin at 7 p.m. •

Non-package guests can also register for the weekend wine tours by calling the resort at (703) 729-8400. The cost of the wine tour each day is $50 per person and does not include tastings at any of the wineries. Urban Trail Ride 2013 This popular event, over 20yrs old now, allows equestrian enthusiasts, to include mounted Police units, to take a guided tour of historic downtown Fredericksburg while stopping at points of interest along the way. This event will be held on November 9, at Old Mill Park from 9 a.m. - noon, rain or shine. The cost is $15 before November 1 and $20 after/onsite. All riders must bring their own horse. Proof of negative Coggins test is required for all horses. No stallions. No children under 15 years, regardless of experience. All riders 15-18 years old are required to be accompanied by an adult. The registration form can be found here http:// DocumentCenter/View/1379.

Friday, Nov. 1

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

Saturday, Nov. 2

Caledon Art & Wine Festival 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Local wines, great food, awesome gift finds and more. Hayrides will take visitors through the lovely autumn woods of the park. Wine tasting and souvenir glass $10 per person (ID required). Sorry, no outside food or coolers. Parking is $5. Event is sponsored by the Friends of Caledon State Park with proceeds benefit park educational programs. Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George, VA 22485. (540) 663-3861 • http://www.dcr.virginia. gov/state_parks/cal.shtml. Antique Car Show & Food Drive. 10 a.m.-2p.m. on the old Court House Square. Music, food, gifts, produce from local growers and more. Come vote for your favorite antique car. The event is sponsored by The Greater Montross Partnership for Revitalization (GMPFR) and the Westmoreland County Museum and Visitor Center. For additional vendor information please contact Becky at 703-598-2112. G.W. Birthplace Nat’l Monument 4-H Heritage club will demonstrate a variety of Colonial American crafts from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Scheduled for the day is hearth cooking, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving. The event is open to the public and is free. For further information call (804) 224-1732.

Monday, Nov. 4

Regular meeting of the KGAARP, noon at the KG Citizens Center. Come meet the new officers, eat some good good and meet new friends. Bring a food dish to share.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Potomac River Finfish Advisory Comm. to meet, 6 :30 p.m. in the PRFC Office in Col. Beach. Open to the public.

Saturday, Nov. 9

KG Family Fun Fair. Sponsored by the NARFE Premier FCU, this FREE event is open to people of all ages. Vendors, games, prizes, music free food and more. Noon to 4 p.m.

at the KGCC. Come out for a day of FREE Fun! Last fund raiser dinner for 2013 sponsored by the CBVFDLA. 5-7 p.m. The menu features, pork roast with gravy, macaroni & cheese, green beans, fried apples, roll, drink & dessert for only $10.00. With each paying Adult ticket, you will also receive a “2013” Potomac River Festival Firemen’s Parade T-Shirt. (sizes limited, first come-first serve). ALL Proceeds Benefit CBVFD. We would like to say a “BIG Thank You” to everyone that has supported us all year and hope to see you all again next year. SOS: Simple Outdoor Survival to take place at Stratford Hall. Enjoy the beautiful fall woodlands and practice some essential survival skills. Learn to use a compass to find waypoints in the woods, and how to build a shelter from nothing but sticks and leaves. Finally, try fire building with flint and steel and cook up a treat! Great fun for kids and families. All equipment provided. (Dress for the weather!) 8:45 a.m. –noon. Ages 8-13 (ages 8 and under must attend with a parent or adult) Cost $12 per person. For tickets and reservations, please call (804)4931972. or visit our event calendar online: events/month.

Monday, Nov. 11

KG Ruritan Club will host their annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony. 6:30 p.m. in the KGHS Auditorium. Free and open to everyone to come and honor our local veterans.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Shuckin’ and Jivin’ on the Courthouse Green, MBWML Oyster Roast. 2-5 p.m. Sponsored by the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, in Lancaster, VA. Tickets are $30 per person, and must be purchased in advance. Ticket will included, oysters, Lancaster stew, hot dogs, sodas, wine and beer; museum tours; and live music. Bring your own lawn chairs. Rain location, Trinity church pavilion. 50/50 tickets also available. To buy Oyster Roast tickets, send check to MBWML, PO Box 97, Lancaster VA 22503, or by phone (804) 462-7280 with credit card.

Inaugural CBVFD-LA Frosty the Fireman 5K and Kids 1 mile. Saturday, Dec. 14. 9 a.m. start time. Packet pick-up on Town Stage @ 7:30 a.m. $20 per runner, includes t-shirt. Bundle up and come run for the cause. Best Santa hat contest! Mail entry (name, email & shirt size w/ $$$ payable to CBVFD or email info and mail check to 212 Colonial Ave. CB, 22443.

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Boy Scout Troop 191 held its Fall Court of Honor in September 2013, recognizing scout achievements during the last three months. Nine scouts advanced in rank and 40 scouts earned a total of 147 merit badges. In addition, two scouts earned Eagle; one scout earned an Eagle Palm. James Treutle was recognized as Scout of the Quarter for his achievements. Troop 191 is sponsored by the King George Ruritans. Please contact Scoutmaster Jose Lugo (775-1465) for information about Troop 191.

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Twenty-six members and guests of the Northern Neck Region, Antique Automobile Club of America, participated in the 10th Annual Fall Festival at Allison’s Ace hardware in Lottsburg on Oct. 19. There were plenty of activities for all to enjoy and especially popular was face painting for the kids. The club picked up two new members after they saw the cars at the event. If you are interested in joining the club, please contact Ward Sevila at (804) 580-4177 or email

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Lansdowne Resort Expands Exclusive Wine Tour Program As demand for wines produced in DC Wine Country increases, tourism to Northern Virginia wineries and vineyards is growing. In response to the success of the Discover DC Wine Country package, Lansdowne Resort announced today the expansion of their Saturday wine tour to also include a Sunday excursion to a pair of wineries. Starting November 2, the Northern Virginia winery resort will offer exclusive wine tours to 868 Estate and Hillsborough Vineyards each Saturday, and visits to Doukénie Winery and Breaux Vineyards each Sunday. The weekend wine tours depart Lansdowne Resort at 11 a.m. and will spend 90 minutes at each wine facility with transportation provided by Reston Limo. TheDiscover DC Wine Country package can be booked for the entire weekend, or to include one day of winery tours. The package starts from $237 per night and includes overnight accommodations at the AAA Four Diamond resort, transportation to the wineries and complimentary buffet breakfast for two.

“Trick or Treating” in Montross will be from 6-8 p.m. • From 7:30-9 p.m., the Westmoreland County Museum and the Inn at Montross will offer a “Things That Go Bump in the Night” bonfire with scary tales from the area in addition to showing the movie, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” that will begin at nightfall. The Museum will provide s’mores set-ups for the bonfire. • The Inn will be offering a special “Bones and Brew” menu inside, and outside they will be providing free Gingerbread Skeleton Cookies, Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers, Candy Corn and Spooky Hand Punch. The Inn will also offer a variety of wonderful foods available for purchase. These include Fried Oysters, Wings, Monrovia Beef Stew and Biscuits, Cheese Nachos and Helle’s Hot Chocolate. • The O’Gara Group will again offer the “Haunted House” tour on both Nov. 1 and 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm to make sure that everyone has had at least one last opportunity to be properly frightened. On Nov. 1• Second bonfire and movie night from 7:30 -9 the Inn at Montross and the Westmoreland County Museum with more great foods and drinks at the Inn. • Also, Northern Neck Chevrolet will host “Friday Night under the Lights” from 6:30 till 9:30 pm with live music by “Lickety Splitz,” free hot dogs, sodas, cookies, popcorn and hot cider. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. For additional information contact Brianna Morris at (804) 493 8440 or by email at wcmuseum@


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Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. reports Third Quarter 2013 earnings up 166% Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. (OTCQB: BAYK), holding company for Bank of Lancaster and Bay Trust Company, reported a 166% improvement in earnings of $620,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 compared to $233,000 for the same quarter in 2012. Earnings improved 128% to $992,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $435,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. “Our third quarter results are highlighted by loan growth and phenomenal earnings, plus our capital position remains good,” said Randal R. Greene, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Bank’s loan portfolio grew by $14.2

million during the third quarter, and the portfolio of loans we service for Fannie Mae grew by $4.7 million. Our new residential loan production office which opened in Middlesex County in May of this year has had a positive impact on loan growth. Core earnings remain a focus and we are working on prudent growth into contiguous markets. Asset quality remains good, with nonperforming assets at 1.9% of total assets. Mobile banking will be available to our customers in the fourth quarter and we continue to make other changes which will be significant to the long-term success of the bank. I am pleased to announce all of these positive results.”

Town awarded grant to assess substandard housing Linda Farneth Colonial Beach has been awarded a planning grant in the amount of $15,000. The grant will pay for the town to conduct a study to identify substandard housing throughout the town. Jerry Davis, Executive Director of the Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC), has agreed to work on behalf of the Town of Colonial Beach to meet the grant conditions and to administer the grant. This is in addition to the work he is already doing on the Downtown Revitalization Grant. The study will identify substandard housing in the town and locate clusters to identify a target area. Public infrastructural issues that are identified within the target area can also be included in the projects. If the study produces a suitable target area, the Department of Housing and Community Development may offer a larger grant of up to $800,000 to repair homes. The maximum limit per house is $25,000 for rehabilitating the existing structure. Houses that are in need of more work can be slated for demolition and replaced with a new home of comparable value and size. Davis told the audience last Wednesday at a public meeting that a team went through the town last week conducting a windshield review of homes. These homes were

identified as possible candidates from the outside only. The team will contact home owners and inquire if they are interested in having a home inspection and being evaluated for need of work. If work does qualify for substandard housing assistance, the team will then proceed to evaluate the homeowner’s financial situation, with their permission. If their area is targeted for improvements and they financially qualify, they will receive the necessary upgrades to bring their home up to standards. Recipients will receive a ten-year loan, and payments are based on ability to pay. After ten years, if the repairs are maintained, the loan will be forgiven. Recipients’ homes do not have to be fully paid for, but owners must have a clear title to the property. If the property is sold before the ten-year term is up, the loan is due in full at the time of sale. What defines substandard housing are issues such as electrical, water, sewer, etc. Citizens who feel they may qualify are urged to call Brendan Mchugh, planning office manager, or Building and Zoning Director Gary Mitchell at (804) 224-7506 to be put on the list for consideration. Residents do not have to disclose issues in their homes, and for privacy, the study will be conducted on a confidential basis by representatives of the committee. The repairs needed will not be disclosed to town or county officials, and no notices will be given by the town to fix the problems.

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movie theater. “We wanted more space, we wanted to offer a service department, and I wanted to be closer to home,” Leming said. “Now I have a manager, Wade Narin, for the Tappahannock location, and we sell pre-owned cars there. In Montross, we sell RVs, cars and boats.” “A big part of our business is selling consignment RVs and boats for private owners,” said Leming. “We are very successful at consignments. We do it well.” A lot of Leming’s customers come from the Internet. “My goal is to serve both our local customers and other customers nationwide. We get RV buyers from as far away as Canada, Minnesota and Mississippi.” Leming goes camping with his wife and two children and is an avid fan of RVing. “It’s the number-one way for a family to travel together,” he said. “I take my family two or three times a year, and we enjoy it.”

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Eagles: Preparing for Essex From page 1 second half which sealed the victory for the Eagles. “Rappahannock was lined up in a trick formation. They did not know that we had prepared for this formation all year, because some of my old colleagues run the same formation,” Yates said. “So we had been prepared for this formation since week one. The center made a bad snap and senior linebacker Kaleel Pratt snatched the football out of mid-air, and returned it for 26 yards and a touchdown.” The Eagles defense forced three fumbles in the first half and constantly harassed Rappahannock quarterback Kenneth Pierson. Those efforts gave W&L solid field position and led to touchdowns by sophomore running back D.J. Weldon in the first quarter and senior running back Milan Bullock just before the half. “Offensively,  we ran the ball well. D.J. Weldon ran for 142 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. The offensive line created some huge running lanes for the running backs,” Coach Yates said. “As a team we finished with over 200 yards rushing. Normally we are a 60 percent to 40 percent run to pass ratio team. Friday we only passed the ball 10 times. Those guys understood the game plan and executed it,” Coach Yates said. After defeating the Raiders, who had lost only once prior to Friday, the Eagles are now 5-4 and have earned a 1A East playoff berth. Coach Yates and his team are determined to earn a

“I am very excited about this team. We are starting to gel at the right time.” —Coach Antron Yates home playoff game and Essex, which defeated Lancaster 51 to 8 Friday, is in their path toward that goal. The Trojans are 8-1 and will be primed and ready for W&L Saturday. “The upcoming game versus Essex is the biggest game this group of players has ever played in. Essex has a complete team. They do everything well,” said Yates. “I do feel we have a lot of confidence and we are playing well also. If we going into this game believing in ourselves we have a good shot at winning. This football team is battle tested.” “Our strength of schedule has prepared us for this very game,” Coach Yates said. “We just have to limit their big plays, cause a few turnovers, not turn the football over, be good on special teams, sound on defense, and we will see where we are in the fourth quarter.” “I am very excited about this team,” Yates said. “We are starting to gel at the right time. My players are starting to see that hard work does pay off. They have put themselves in a great position to play for a district championship.”

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Two weeks ago I gave an appraisal session at The Orchard, a retirement residence in Warsaw. Many of the residents and their guests, who came from Westmoreland, King George, Northumberland, Lancaster and Essex counties, brought a wide variety of items, and surprisingly most folks came with clocks. One lady even brought a nice nineteenth-century chest. Among the interesting pieces was this oil painting done by R. W. Hans Ammon, a German prisonerof-war at St. Sulpice in Paris, France during the First World War. Interestingly, the artist also gives his address in Germany. Hans Ammon is also the name of an eighteenth-century German artist. The painting  depicts a scene of mercy in the hospital, and shows great talent on the part of the artist. Henry Lane The brush strokes are excellent, and the overall composition is sophisticated, especially considering Hull the circumstances under which the artist operated. War prisoner art is difficult to appraise, unless the artist has gained subsequent fame. This painting is of interest because the family knows its background, and has perpetuated the lore associated with it. That being the case, the task of assigning a value remains complicated.  Removing the historical lore and tradition from consideration, the painting has its own intrinsic merit. The family attests that the frame is original, which gives added credence to their understanding of the provenance of the work. From an artistic perspective, the painting, given that it is by an unlisted artist, could bring as much as $500 at a good auction, but as already noted, the significant value is in the ability of the present owners to trace the piece from its inception down to the present. It is a charming artistic survival from a critical period of world history, and soon will be one hundred years old.  As the centenary of the First World War approaches, I suggest that the owners look into the possibility of placing the painting on loan at one of the forthcoming museum exhibitions commemorating the war. I also recommend a professional cleaning to stabilize the paint and restore the brilliance of the original colors. Happy Antiquing! You can reach Henry Lane Hull at Commonwealth Antiques & Appraisals, Inc., P.O. Box 35, Wicomico Church, VA 22579. Cell:  804580-0514 or www.

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Drifters obliterate Indians

Leonard Banks

Leonard Banks Sports editor Resilience and determination are two words that do not begin to describe the spirit of the Colonial Beach High School football program. Drifters While many people may have written them off earlier in the season, during a heartfelt series Indians of three losses in a row, the badge of courage associated with the black & gold has stood the test of time. The Drifters’ recent 71-6 drubbing of the Northumberland Indians is an indication of a program willing to defy the odds, while using 21 players to accomplish their goals. On Friday evening, under the lights of Monroe Park, the Drifters brought

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their A-game and never looked back. Moments after the first play of the game, Drifters safety, Ryan Thomas picked off a Indian pass to set the tone for the rest of the game. “It’s a great way to start a game for a guy that has only seen his second start at safety,” Drifters head coach Scott Foster said. Soon after the turnover, Lamar Lucas scored the first touchdown from five yards out. As the Drifters defense suffocated the Indians offense, the Drifters offense set up shop on the Indians’ side of the field. Shamar Shanks (1-yard run) and Lucas (27-yard run) scored touchdowns to end the first quarter with a 20-0 lead. In the second quarter, although Northumberland managed to score a touchdown to start the quarter, the Drifters offense was just about to heat up.

Nick Graves would haunt the Indians for the entire quarter, as he bolted down the field for a 50-yard touchdown, passed to Shanks for a 18-yard touchdown, and finished the half with a 44-yard completion to Shanks for a touchdown. At halftime, the Drifters led, 44-6. The second half mirrored the first half, as the Drifters offense steamrolled over the Indians. Shanks in the role of quarterback completed an 11yard pass to Michael Mothershead to extend the Drifters’ lead to 52-6. Drifters running back, Cameron Headly completed the third quarter scoring with a 12-yard run, giving his team a 64-6 lead. In the final quarter, the Drifters iced the game with a two-yard touchdown run from Brandon Phillips, and a 33-yard touchdown run from fullback Dez’John Parker. The final score of 71-6 was clearly indicative of the game. The Drifters offense compiled 445 total yards, while their defense limited the Indians to 14 passing yards, and 133 rushing yards. On Friday, the Drifters travel to Lancaster, and the following week, the showdown of showdowns will commence, as the Black & Gold will chart a course towards the hostile confines associated with Washington & Lee. “We are winning the games we’re supposed to, but we have to win one of those games that nobody expects us to win,” Foster said. “We haven’t done that yet.”

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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Colonial Beach Drifters JV volleyball program steps up Leonard Banks Sports editor The Drifters junior varsity volleyball team is having a strong second half of the season. Last week, the Drifters JV posted two wins against Essex (23-25, 25-16, 15-13), and Washington & Lee (25-18, 25-10). After taking over the feeder system, Drifter junior varsity head coach Cameron-Ann K. Standish has led the team to a 5-4, 7-8 record. Drifter varsity head coach Chase Davidson will soon inherit most if not all of the junior varsity team. “Coach Standish has done a great job with the JV girls this year,” Davidson said. “This is her first coaching experience so she has learned quite a bit from the coaching standpoint. She has a lot on her plate with a full-time job, finishing up college and planning a wedding, but she has handled things well and has helped create a positive atmosphere for the JV volleyball team.  There is a lot of talent on the JV team.  Literally, all twelve girls on the team can come in at any given moment and give positive contributions and Coach Standish has done a solid job  of giving each girl that opportunity.” 

Leonard Banks

As for the Drifters varsity volleyball team, they continue to make progress, in spite of falling to Essex (25-9, 25-10, 25-10) and Washington & Lee (25-12, 16-25, 25-21, 20-25) last week. During the Essex game, Drifter freshman Kenzie Cox led the team with four kills. The Washington & Lee game celebrated the Side-Out Foundation, Dig Pink night. The Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness and money for

breast cancer research. “Although we lost, it was a great atmosphere, with both teams playing a solid game,” Davidson said. “It was the largest crowd we’ve had for a volleyball game since I’ve been at Colonial Beach.” McKenzie Conway led the Drifters with six aces and four kills. With the Eagle loss, the Drifters fall to 0-9, 4-15. On Thurs., the Drifters will play their final regular season game of the year against visiting Caroline.

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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

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KGYAA wraps up 7th weekend Foxes varsity volleyball The peaking Blue Devils (3-4) and Bandits (1-6) faced one another in the first of two Junior division contests, with the Blue Devils overcoming a 14-0 deficit to eventually win, 40-28, in a classic shootout. Both teams credit their energetic offensive performances to total team efforts. In Saturday’s final game, the Jr. Warriors (5-2) reclaimed sole possession of first place with a hardfought victory against the powerful Mustangs (5-2), 14-12. Mack Bitto, Aidan Parr, and Kyle Reviello were leading performers for the Warriors, while Chris Cox, Sammy DelGrande, and DeAndre Milstead led the Mustangs. This coming Saturday at Sealston, all KGYAA tackle football teams will once again be action. And in addition to these teams positioning themselves for the approaching playoffs, the association will once again host a number of RRYFL games as well. All KGYAA teams will be in action this coming Saturday at Sealston Elementary School, with the JV Mavericks hosting their first of two home games this season. (In addition to the five KGYAA games, the association will host three RRYFL games as well.) The current Rookie division (ages 6-8) standings are 1.)River Hawks, 2.)Pirates, 3.)Rattlers, 4.)Pride. The current Junior division (ages 9-11) standings are 1.)Warriors, 2.) Mustangs, 3.)Blue Devils, 4.)Bandits. For more information on the KGYAA, visit

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Staff Reports With chilly temperatures and frosty fields in the morning eventually giving way to beautiful fall afternoon sunshine, the King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) wrapped-up its seventh weekend of regular play at Sealston Elementary School. And not only were all the KGYAA teams in action, but the association also hosted three additional Rappahannock River Youth Football League (RRYFL) games as well (with teams from Essex, Northumberland, and Richmond Cos.). The JV Mavericks (3-3) played first on Saturday, and despite a late offensive rally in regulation, ultimately dropped an extremely close game to the visiting Rappahannock Raiders in overtime, 12-6. (Interestingly, the Mavericks have lost three games now

by a combined score of 10 points.) Leading the way for the Mavericks were Darrian Hodsden, Michael Foster, and Derrick Wood. In the day’s first contest between KGYAA foes, the resurgent Rookie Rattlers (3-4) downed the division leading River Hawks (6-1) in overtime, 6-0. The loss is the first on the season by the boys in blue. Top performers for the Rattlers were Devin Quick, Malik Peyton, and Nate Wahl, while setting the pace for the River Hawks were Aiden Brooks, Aiden Inzana, and Tayvion Pierce. The Pirates (4-3) and Pride (1-6) battled in Saturday’s second Rookie division game, with the Pirates prevailing, 24-6. Leaders for the Pirates were Tony Brown, John Dodson, and Campbell Thacker. Submitting notable performances for the Pride were Nicholas Brouillette, Jake Daniels, and Mason Haydon.

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On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Foxes (3-7, 8-14) swept Chancellor for the season, with a 3-1 win (2523, 27-29, 25-21, 28-26). The win secured a fourth place Foxes spot in the upcoming conference 22 playoffs. Micala Yellow Jackets Peterson led the Foxes offense with 10 kills, and eight blocks. Other Foxes who contributed to the win included: Sha’Tiva Harvey, five kills, four blocks; Mekayla Thompson, three aces, seven digs; Madi Koban, 15 assists, three blocks, nine digs; Andrea Wine, 15 assists, five kills, nine digs; Lauren Howard 21 digs; Mackenzie Miniuk, 10 digs. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the hostile confines of James Monroe High School, King George faced their Battlefield District nemesis, James Monroe. After a slow start, the Foxes defeated the Yellow Jackets, 3-1. The Foxes junior varsity had the night off, because the Yellow Jackets do not have a junior varsity team.

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Game I The Foxes began game one with a 4-2 lead that featured an ace from Nicole Josemans, a Yellow Jacket service error, a Fox kill, and a passing error from James Monroe. On the next five exchanges, the Yellow Jackets tied the game and took the lead. The exchanges featured a kill from Cara Lambert, and four Fox passing errors. After establishing continuity between Yellow Jacket front row hitters, six foot four, Monica Dit, and Lambert, the Yellow Jackets held off the Foxes to establish a 3-4

point lead through the midway point of the game. The Foxes managed to cut the Yellow Jacket deficit to two points (21-19) with Alli Trainum and Peterson combining for two kills, while forcing four Yellow Jacket passing errors. In spite of a late Foxes rally, the Yellow Jackets closed game one out by forcing King George into three passing errors, a service error and a James Monroe kill. The final result - Yellow Jackets defeated Foxes 25-22. Game II After a wake up call from losing game one, the Foxes clicked into gear and steamrollered the Yellow Jackets. After two ties (4-4, 5-5) the Foxes dominated the front line with kills from Wine (2), Peterson (1), Harvey (3), and six James Monroe passing errors to establish a 12-9 lead. With the Foxes comfortably ahead of the Yellow Jackets (21-13), it appeared that the game was nearly over. However, the Yellow Jackets managed two short rallies that cut the Fox lead to 22-20. During the next six exchanges, the Yellow Jackets climbed back into the game by tying the score at 23-23 with an ace by Alyssa Washington. The Foxes responded with kills by Wine and Trainum to win game two (2523), and tie the match at one game apiece. Game III In game three, after capitalizing on a series of Yellow Jacket miscues, the Foxes jumped out to a commanding 7-3 lead. Over the next six exchanges, the Yellow Jackets continued to struggle with passing and serving errors. However, the Yellow Jackets offensive suddenly caught fire, as they forced the Foxes into five passing errors to cut the lead to 12-10. Undaunted, and determined, the Foxes, behind kills from Harvey and Peterson managed to hold off the Yellow Jackets with a series of blocks and kills. Over the course of the next 17 exchanges, the Yellow Jackets refused to throw in the towel,

as they either led or tied the game six times. The Foxes’ intangible was Howard, as she fought off a number of potential Yellow Jacket scores with game saving digs. The Foxes later closed out the game (25-23) with kills from Wine, Harvey, and three Yellow Jacket passing errors. Game IV Game Foxes quickly dispensed of the winless Yellow Jackets in the final game, as they started with 4-0 lead. However, Washington lead the Yellow Jackets back with six kills that sparked a 10-6 run, and ultimately tied the game at 10-10. Over the course of the next 16 exchanges, the Foxes would yield one point, while dominating the Yellow Jackets with forced passing errors, kills from Trainum, Nicole Josemans, Peterson, and three aces from Howard for a 25-11 win. The final match result; the Foxes defeated the Yellow Jackets, 3-1. Howard led the Foxes offense with eight aces, eight digs, and numerous passing assists. Howard’s teammate, Josemans featured three aces, four kills, and four digs Trainum compiled three aces and four kills, while Harvey crushed three aces, two kills and six blocks. Wine finished with 13 assists, four aces, five kills, and two blocks. Peterson added eight kills, while Koban contributed 13 assists, two aces, and two kills. Results of Tuesday’s game (Senior night) featuring Spotsylvania were not available due to press deadlines.

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Her-icanes reach Halloween Cup Semi’s Jeff Truslow The KG Her-icanes traveled to Petersburg on Oct. 26 and 27 to compete against 31 other teams from the state. On Saturday, KG hitters were hot, as King George beat the KW Krush 13-1, topped the Richmond Renegades 13-1, and handled the New Kent Blast by a score of 8-2. Emily Davis, Juliet Truslow and Destiny Johnson provided the power, as each homered and provided several additional extra base hits. Anna Schram, Megan Montague, Kaylee Wright, and Erin Baker made strong contributions at the plate as well. KG had excellent pitching performances in each game from Juliet Truslow and Erin Baker. Truslow struck out

15 batters against New Kent. The 3-0 record in pool play qualified KG as a #1 seed for Sunday’s Gold Bracket playoffs, which included the Top 16 teams.   The Her-icanes, who dressed in costume as the Pink Ladies from the movie “Grease”, won their first game on Sunday morning over the Chesterfield Impulse by a score of 11-2. Montague had three hits and four RBIs.   KG won by a score of 1-0 over the undefeated Staunton Vipers in the quarter finals. Baker and Truslow combined to pitch a one-hitter and the KG defense was outstanding. KG’s lone run came in the fifth inning as Caitlyn Crossman hit a single into right field, Casey Ulrich followed with a single into center

field, and Emily Davis smoked a ball into center field to plate pinch runner Emma Morrow. KG lost in five innings in the semifinals to a very experienced and high quality Hampton Roads Elite team by a score of 8-0. KG was only able to yield two hits in the final game, one by Kate Schwinn, and one by Truslow. Although the KG defense had played excellent, only allowing six runs in the first five games, they made numerous mistakes in the last game which could not be overcome. The Her-icanes, who have now won 16 of their last 19 games, next play in Virginia Beach in the End of Season Show Stopper on Nov. 9 and 10. The girls have truly improved this fall, as they now expect to win each time they take the field.

KG Elite football update Keith Rose This past weekend all three of the King George Youth Elite Foxes AAU football teams hosted Central VA Elite (CVE) from Lynchburg at KGHS. Central VA Elite’s teams 8U, 10U and 12U all played in the VA AAU 2012 State Championship finals last season with their 10U and 12U teams advancing to Nationals. 8U Game The 8U Foxes got off to a fast start by holding CVE to negative yards on defense and scoring right away on the third offensive play from scrimmage.  The offense managed to score a touchdown on every offensive possession of the game and went on to win 46-14.  The 8U Foxes were lead by the rushing attack of DaMon Duffin, Nehemiah Frye, Mekhai White, Mekhi Frye-McNeil and Matthew Sokolowski.   The huge running lanes were opened by Henry Newman, Parker Price, Charlie Brinkman, Walker Norton, Jacob Maxey and Austin Rose.   The defense was stingy all day only allowing 14 points and shutting CVE out in the second half.  In addition to the players above

the defense was lead by Rasheed Barnes, Cameron Frazier, Monte Kidd, Joshua Cornwell and Kayla Mattey. The 8U foxes finished the regular season 4-3. 10U Game After winning the coin toss and deferring to the second half the 10U Foxes stopped CVE on four consecutive plays to take control of the ball.  The offense marched all the way down to the CVE three-yard line before turning the ball over.  Three plays later the defense turned up the pressure and forced CVE back into their own end zone for a safety.   After a poor CVE free kick the Foxes took over the ball on the 20-yard line.   Two plays later Javon Campbell rushed in for his first of his two touchdowns on the day stretching the lead to 8-0.  The Foxes continued to dominate on the defensive side of the ball and added touchdowns by Cameron Shanklin and Tyler Harrison along with an extra point from Gianni Allen to go on and win by a final of 28-0.  The 10U Foxes finished the season 5-3 with all losses coming against undefeated teams.

With first place in the State, a perfect regular season, and an automatic bid to the Eastern AAU National Championships held in Florida this December the 12U Foxes had a lot at stake hosting the number two team Central VA Elite. After a slow start the 12U Foxes picked up the pace against Central VA, started off by a punt return by Cameron Schaub and followed up by additional touchdowns from Schaub, Cannon Zylonis and extra point kicks from Cody Murgas.   The defense was on the attack the entire game only allowing four first downs in route to another shutout victory 38-0.  The 12U Foxes finished the regular season 8-0 (7-0 in conference play) and will begin their quest for the State Championship this weekend.  All three of the Foxes teams will have playoff games this weekend. The 12U Foxes will host the Fredericksburg Canes Orange and the 10U Foxes will host CVE at KGHS times TBD. The 8U Foxes will play Central VA Elite with the time and place still TBD. 

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KGLL Challenger wraps up fall season Jim Roberts King George Little League (KGLL) Challenger Division wrapped up its 2013 Fall Ball Season with a game against Spotsylvania County Little League on Saturday, at Barnesfield Park. Historically, the Challenger Division teams have competed with other area Little Leagues during the regular season in the Spring, but for the first time, KGLL had a “Fall Ball” Challenger team. With practices starting in early Sept., the team prepared for their full season of games with Spotsylvania County Little League, which had two teams, and Dumfries District Little League. The Fall Ball Challenger “Blue” team played games at Sunshine Park in Fredericksburg, and hosted games at the Sealston Sports Complex and Barnesfield Park. The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for special-needs youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. The Little League Challenger Division was established in 1989, and King George Little League chartered the first Challenger Division team in 1996. 2014 will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Little League Challenger Division. During the past 25 years, many dedicated individuals and leagues have worked together and made a difference in the lives of over  100,000 Little League Challenger Division participants. More than the skills of baseball learned through the experience, the value of the Little League Challenger Division is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports,

the strengthening of participants’ self-esteem, the opportunities to mainstream into other divisions of play, and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play, which are hallmarks of the Little League program. Along with other local youth sports organizations, King George Little League is partnered with the King George Coalition for Children with Disabilities and plans to host a skills clinic in the off-season to help prepare its ball players for the Spring. The Little League Challenger Division provides the framework so

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TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH PUBLIC NOTICE Please take notice that on November 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the regular monthly meeting of the Colonial Beach Town Council, at Colonial Beach Town Center in Colonial Beach, 22443, the Council will conduct a public hearing on the following: ORDINANCE NO. 642 ORDINANCE NO. 642 AUTHORIZES THE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND AS FOLLOWS: 5,198 SQUARE FEET OF AN UNDEVELOPED RIGHT OF WAY KNOWN AS HAMILTON STREET AND IDENTIFIED AS PARCEL B ON A PLAT ENTITLED “PLAT OF VACATION A PORTION OF HAMILTON STREET ADJOINING BLOCK 49 & BLOCK 50 PREPARED BY ALLISON, BAIRD & SEHL, P.C., DATED OCTOBER 24, 2012 TO BE SOLD TO CAMERON CRAIG BERRY FOR $20,800. All documents related to these public hearings are available for review by the public. Anyone having questions may contact Town Hall at 804-2247181, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Written comments may be submitted to the Town Clerk, 18 North Irving Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443. All interested persons may attend and express their views. Following the public hearings the Town Council may take action to approve this Ordinance. Any person requiring assistance to participate in the public hearings is asked to contact Town Hall in advance so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

By Order of the Colonial Beach Town Council 10/30/2013, 11/6/2013 We are pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginia’s Policy for achieving equal housing opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap. All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginia’s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.� This newspaper will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. For more information or to file a housing complaint call the Virginia Fair Housing Office at (804) 367-8530. Toll free call (888) 551-3247. For the hearing impaired call (804) 367-9753.

Virginia IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF KING GEORGE COUNTY COUNTY OF KING GEORGE, VIRGINIA Case No. CL13000075 Complainant, v. HEIRS AT AT LAW OF CHARLOTTE SPENCER, et al. Defendants. ORDER OF PUBLICATION The object of this suit is to enforce the lien of the Complainant, County of King George, Virginia for delinquent real estate taxes against certain real property located in King George County, Virginia as follows: 3.93 acres, more or less, both sides of R.F & P Railroad, north of Rokeby Lane, south of Winston Place, Tax Map ID No. 23-44; more particularly described in Deed Book 34 at Page 272 It appearing that an affidavit has been made and filed stating that due diligence has been used, without effect, to ascertain the names and locations of the Heirs at Law of Charlotte Spencer, whose last known address is c/o Jurelle Turner, 2318 Brooke Grove Road, Bowie, MD 20721; and that any heirs, devisees, and successors in title of the defendants named herein are made parties defendant to this action individually and/or by the general description of Parties Unknown; it is hereby ORDERED that the parties herein and all parties Unknown and/or whose locations cannot be ascertained appear on or before December 05, 2013 in the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, and do what may be necessary to protect their interests in this cause. ENTERED this 21st day of October, 2013

Notice is hereby given that the Economic Development Authority of King George County, Virginia (the “Authority�), whose address is 10459 Courthouse Road, King George, Virginia 22485, will hold a public hearing on the application and plan of financing of Terra Products, LLC, a Virginia limited liability corporation (the “Borrower�) whose principal place of business is 38 McCarty Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405, for the Authority to issue, pursuant to the Virginia Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act (the “Act�), up to $5,500,000 principal amount of its industrial development revenue bonds (the “Bonds�) to assist the Borrower in the financing of the acquisition of land and improvements thereon and the renovation, construction and equipping of various improvements to facilities located at 15240 Cleve Drive, Dogue, King George County, Virginia 22485, consisting of one large building of approximately 65,000 square feet, a 14,000 square foot attached office area, an attached metal warehouse building of 10,000 square feet and four concrete buildings totaling another 12,000 square feet, to be used for a manufacturing facility to produce products for the construction industry and home improvement projects consisting of mostly numerous concrete products and sand and gravel products (the “Project�) and to pay cost of issuance of the Bonds; The issuance of industrial development revenue bonds as requested by the Borrower shall not be deemed to constitute a debt or pledge of the faith and credit of the Commonwealth of Virginia or the County. Neither the Commonwealth of Virginia nor any political subdivision thereof, including the Authority and the County, shall be obligated to pay the bonds or the interest thereon or other costs incident thereto except from the revenues and monies pledged therefor, and neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the Commonwealth of Virginia nor any political subdivision thereof is pledged to the payment of principal of such bonds or the interest thereon or other costs incident thereto. The public hearing, which may be continued or adjourned, will be held at 6:15 p.m. on November 14, 2013, before the Authority in the Robert H. Combs Board Room of the Revercomb Administration Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia 22485. Any person interested in the issuance of the Bonds or the nature of the Project may appear at the hearing and present his or her views. Information on the Borrower’s request is on file and is open for inspection at the Authority’s Office, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200, King George, Virginia 22485, during normal business hours.

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United Daughters of the Confederacy holds 118th convention and Military Service Awards The Virginia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) held their 118th Annual Convention at the Dulles Marriott in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 3-6. In attendance were local residents John Settle Short of Dahlgren and Allen Ingraham of Montross and family members. King George Chapter 1616 sponsored these gentlemen as they were presented the Cross of Military Service for their service in World War II. The Cross of Military Service is the highest award which is given by the UDC. Last year, the Chapter sponsored Elmer Morris at the National Convention in Richmond, VA for the same honor. Allen (Allie) Ingraham was born in

Westmoreland County, Virginia. He received the Purple Heart for being wounded in action, Prisoner of War Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal, EuropeanAfrican-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar, Belgian Fourragere. Mr. Ingraham fought in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and was wounded and captured by the Germans. He was taken as a Prisoner of War for 120 days to the POW camp known as Stalag IV-B, which was located in the Town of Muhlberg, Germany. John (Jack) Settle Short was born in

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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

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A few reminders for Muzzleloader season Mark Fike This coming Saturday starts one of the most exciting times of the year for hunters. Muzzleloader season in our neck of the woods coincides with the pre-rut and the rut. Deer are very active during this period, and the woods are a very exciting place to be. Not only are turkey and squirrel scrounging for food before winter hits, but deer are feeding heavily, does are coming into heat, and bucks are starting to spar and chase does. If there is a period of two weeks to be in the woods waiting on a chance at a nice deer, this is the time to do it. If you have not sighted in your smokepole by now, you may be too late. Area stores are selling muzzleloader supplies like mad, and there are mere days left to get the job done. Some hunters, myself included, have at one time or another forgotten to fire out that last load from the

previous season. Remember, safety first. Treat all firearms as if they were loaded. The year I left my rifle loaded (no primer on it, of course!), I checked it with my ramrod and realized I had indeed left the bullet seated in the barrel. Fortunately, I was able to back out the breech plug, and the power charges fell out and then I was able to push out the bullet safely. Upon doing so, I was so glad I did not fire it out. The barrel forward of the bullet was fouled with lots of orange rust. There is no telling how that might have ended if I fired the bullet out. In fact, when I ran a cleaning brush through the barrel, I watched the rust fall out of the barrel in a continuous cloud of rust dust. I had a pile of it on my floor in the basement. The lesson here is to not leave your smokepole loaded, and if you do, unload it carefully. Do check your muzzleloader point of impact each season. Things change.

Outdoor Report Mark and Missy Fike

Potomac River Winter Harbor reported that fishing for catfish, rockfish and puppy drum continues to be quite good. Lures are working for rockfish and puppy drum, but squid is also taking a lot of the fish, too. Some anglers are still using bloodworms. Smaller fish are eating up bait, though, and frustrating anglers. Many little perch are in the area. Aqua Land reported white perch and catfish hitting squid and bloodworms, too. Inland waters Motts Run –Will be closing Oct. 31. Look for news of the Ice Breaker Contests in the late winter. Ponds and small lakes are dynamite for bass and crappie right now. Try slowing trolling jigs under a float for crappie. Minnows or jerkbaits are working for bass. Cranks such as RatL Traps are also working well. Saltwater Captain Ryan Rogers (804-580-

Troy Lee Clift Written in memory of Bryan Troy Clift

Wil Emory shows us a few squirrels he bagged while hunting recently. Wil has a passion for hunting and is quite good at bringing home the meat for the family too! 0245) reported great bluefish action and some very good rockfishing. It is amazing how many bluefish are still around. The rockfish are increasing in size each week. Down at Virginia Beach, the puppy drum action is hot. Croaker are still hitting well, and the bull reds are in the surf along the oceanfront. Look for these fish to slowly work their way out of here. The Spanish macks are still off the oceanfront, too! Hunting: Muzzleloader season starts this coming weekend, and the deer will be starting to get into the pre-rut state very soon. Squirrel hunting has been tougher lately due to lack of acorns. Find a tree with nuts, and you will find squirrels.

any orange, I was afraid to approach the trespasser for fear of being shot. I came back later to find a fresh gut pile as a thank you for the trespassing and poaching. Later that same year, I caught a guy in a tree well on our side of the property line who came from the other side of the property. He claimed he did not know he was over the line until I walked him back to HIS POSTED signs, keeping me out of HIS property. Later, hunting the same location, I noticed hunters running away from me as I approached with my blaze orange cap on, more than once. They ceremoniously put on their orange caps AFTER they ran to the property line as I approached. My blaze orange hat may have saved me from being shot. I suspect anyone who will break the law and trespass might not be the safest person to be in the woods with. So, consider wearing blaze orange at least on your way in and out of the

woods. And if you have continuous trespassing problems, hide a small trail cam out of sight like I have done to record the lawbreakers, and then deliver the goods to the conservation police officers. Remember that muzzleloader bullets can do a lot of damage. They can travel a long way. Keep those shots in safe directions with solid backstops in mind beyond the deer. The bullets can go through the deer and keep on going. No skyline shots! With the rarity of acorns this year, the deer are definitely foraging on other greenery. Keep that in mind when hunting. Keep safety on the top of your list and expect to see the deer moving more than normal to find food. Make sure what you are shooting at is indeed a deer. Let’s keep it safe out in the woods and enjoy the incredible temperatures and scenery as we partake of America’s oldest outdoor tradition.

Mark Fike

This buck was taken with my muzzleloader a previous season AFTER I re-sighted. I am glad I checked the scope, because missing a drop tine buck would have been tough!

Remembering his cousin Bryan Clift April 2, 2011: Revisited

Overview Angler numbers are dropping, but that is a shame because fishing is incredible right now. Too bad hunting season is in! Rappahannock River Reports suggest that bass angling is phenomenal for the few anglers we heard about on the river. Hopyard down to Hicks and then up to the Little Falls area seems to be the best. Fish drop offs near structure. Work it slow. Catfish angling was reportedly decent, as well.

No sense missing a great buck or a good doe for the freezer because you did not check the point of impact. This season when you head to the woods, wear or at least carry some blaze orange with you, even if you don’t feel the need to wear it. During firearms deer season, we are all required to wear blaze orange. However, during muzzleloader season, we are not required to wear it, but certainly it would be good to wear or at least have. Last season I was hunting a piece of property that had not been hunted legally for years. An access road was located on the eastern side of the property near the property line. Unknown to me, hunters on the neighboring property were using it and trespassing. During opening week, one morning I was sitting on that side of the property when a huge BOOM rang out, scaring me it was so close. Because I did not have

April 2, 2011, was Junior Day for Spring Turkey Season, and Mr. Larry Mason was kind enough to take me hunting. I had actually met Mr. Mason only a time or two shortly after my father’s passing when he would deliver flowers; he does not look like the type to deliver flowers. Now, we had gone out the night beforehand to set up and to brush in a ground blind over on a farm in Dogue. It would be a new experience to me because I had never hunted out of a ground blind before. He picked me up at 5:30, give or take. It was still too early so we took the long way around and hit Fasmart on the way over. While there, Larry grabbed something to eat and bought a 5-Hour Energy. He said they tasted horrible, but they did work. When we got to the blind, it was only about 30 to 45 minutes until the birds started to gobble. We heard four different birds gobble, but they all went to Powhatan or to Larry Carr’s property. We only caught a glimpse of one bird that cut across the field to the right of our blind. So, the morning hunt turned out to be a bust, but fun none the less. An hour or so after Larry dropped me off at the house, I got a call from my cousin, Bryan Clift. The call was rather brief, but he had a bucket full of minnows and no fishing partner; how tragic. Shortly after I got the call, Bryan pulled into the drive in

his green ’93 Ford F-250. We rode down to a beautiful pond that he had permission to fish. On the way there Bryan told fantastic stories of good fishing for crappie once they started spawning. The catch was that he was not sure if they had started spawning yet. When we had arrived at the pond, there was not a cloud to be had in the sky, and the air was still cool; a lovely day to fish. We loaded all of our gear into a small, flat bottom skiff and paddled our way to Bryan’s favorite spots. We anchored at the first spot. Bryan’s anchor consisted of a length of old, frayed rope and two broken bricks. He cast out towards open water, while I opted to fish the reeds along the bank with a jig with a minnow trailer. I slowly retrieved the bait while letting it bounce along the bottom. Bryan’s bait struggled, suspended midway through the water column. On my first cast I hooked into a nice crappie, but it came off the hook at the boat. I threw out my second cast and hooked up again. This time I let the fish tire out a little bit before bringing it to the surface. Once landed, it was a big and beautiful crappie. We then ventured over to a steep sloping bank with scattered reeds and other cover. My guide, Bryan, assured me it held fish. As soon as we cast out our lines, Bryan reeled in four nice, eating size crappies. Since the success rate was so high, we decided to continue fishing there from the bank, so the boat wouldn’t drift over the fish due to the wind, which was increasing in strength. Due to Bryan’s immediate success, I started using different tactics; I tried on a cork. I threw out just in front

of a cluster of reeds, and my cork shot under the water. I set the hook, and my drag started to peel off. I fought and fought, but I made little headway. Finally, I caught a glimpse of what was at the other end of my line: a lovely largemouth bass. After a grueling fight on my ultra-light, I landed the beast and immediately threw him in our bucket. We fished there a while longer, but to no avail. Bryan made a remark about me scaring the crappies away with my bass, so I made the comment that I had caught the two biggest fish so far. We went on to the next spot that was said to hold fish; a point with a few logs strewn about it. It was rather deep here, and there was a nice drop off, so I took off my cork and tried my original tactic; bottom bouncing. Bryan was throwing his cork next to a log. About that time, a gust of wind blew in a wall of rain. In the panic, Bryan got his line hung on the log he was fishing. So in the rain we paddled over to get his hook and cork, and then paddled out of there. Safely out of the rain, we found ourselves back in Bryan’s old F-250. I still remember the Grundens stickers on the back glass. The road was rough, and at times, I wondered if the old truck could get us back to the road. We made it out of there just by the skin of our teeth. Since that day, I have spent countless hours afield with both Larry Mason and Bryan Clift. I have found myself fishing with them, hunting with them, and just hanging out with them. The last time I published this story I thanked these two fantastic men. It means a lot to me that these men would take the time to teach

me what they know and to help me enjoy the outdoors. I find it hard to describe the level of gratitude right now as I sit at my computer hacking at the keys. So Larry, when you read this, if you do, give me a call. Maybe we can go fishing or mulch the thousands of leaves in your yard. And Bryan, I know you won’t be able to read this or call me, but I still want to thank you for all you did for me, from making me laugh, to taking me up Machodoc creek to Jeff Creasey’s house in the Channel Queen. And let it be known that you never did tell me the reasoning behind the name of the vessel. I guess it’s true what they say, you never really know what you have until it’s gone, because that is exactly how I feel. Bryan, I look up to you, and that is definitely not going to change anytime soon. You know I never did get you up to Blue Grass to see Dad’s gravesite and catch brook trout. We never did catch those snakeheads or chase after the ducks on base, but the things we did not get to do are not important. The important things are what we did get to do together. We went on man drives, we fished together, we worked on your rental house together, and more importantly we had laughs every bit of the way. Thank you for spending the time with me that you did, and I will miss you. Editor’s Note: Troy Clift, a student at KGHS, wrote this article about his cousin Bryan Clift who died recently. Troy lost his dad, Mike Clift to a heart attack several years ago. Troy wrote this story about Bryan, who took him hunting and fishing, as tribute to him.

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Local news from Colonial Beach & Westmoreland Virginia for 10-30-2013

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Local news from Colonial Beach & Westmoreland Virginia for 10-30-2013