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Real estate appraisal notices sent out Phyllis Cook
Commissioner of Revenue Jo Ann Ando reports that reassessment notices for real estate were mailed out by Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Company from Staunton last Friday, Nov. 1. Landowners who wish to discuss their assessments with the county’s real estate appraisal company are requested to call to schedule an appointment with Blue Ridge, (540) 775-3354. Meetings with Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Company are being held by appointment only in the County Administration Building Board Room, 10459 Courthouse Dr., Suite 105. The county administration building is the Revercomb Building, located behind the King George Courthouse on Route 3 (Kings Hwy.). The final date to schedule an appointment is Friday, Nov. 15. Property owners who disagree with their valuations will have a second opportunity to dispute them. In addition to an appointment with Blue Ridge, landowners will also be able to schedule an appointment to meet with a Board of Equalization for the county. Appointments to the Board of Equalization are expected to be made
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by the end of the calendar year by the Circuit Court from nominations to be made by members of the Board of Supervisors, as early as this week (following press time). The Board of Supervisors this week meets on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Members proposed for a Board of Equalization will by nominated by the Board of Supervisors from county residents. Following appointment by the Court and training, that equalization board will convene to further consider appeals of the assessments by landowners. The board must be composed of between three and five members, with an option for alternate members, if Supervisors request. Appointees must attend a basic course of instruction given the Virginia Department of Taxation. At least one member must be a resident of the county and a majority of the members must be freeholders of real property in King George. Thirty percent of the members must be commercial or residential real estate appraisers, other real estate professionals, builders, developers, or legal or financial professionals. State Code also requires that at least one such described professional must sit in all cases involving commercial, industrial or multi-family residential property, unless waived by the taxpayer.
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Davis reports on schools’ food service Phyllis Cook The King George School Board last week received a comprehensive annual report on the division Food Service program at its meeting on Oct. 28. The review was provided by Anita Davis, who is in her second year as coordinator of the cafeteria program, which also entails managing the Cafeteria fund, a separate component of the School Board budget. Davis had been named Food Service Coordinator in June 2012. She has extensive experience in the division in its food service program and had been promoted at that time from her previous position as cafeteria manager at King George High School. Prior to Davis taking on the position, the responsibility for managing food service had been tacked onto duties assigned to a former supervisor of facilities & custodial services. Davis provided a report on the food service budget, noting that at the beginning of the previous fiscal year
2012-13, the fund had a balance of $109,459. The 2012-13 food service budget ended the year with a balance of $5,267. Unlike the other funds under the School Board’s spending authority, the Cafeteria Fund, like the activity funds at each of the schools, may carry forward any year-end surpluses for use in later years. EQUIPMENT PURCHASES IN 2012-13 Davis recapped how that balance had been spent down for the previous year, with the bulk of it going toward the purchase of much-needed kitchen equipment, as had been approved by the School Board. Those purchases included $19,582 for a kettle and steamer for Potomac Elementary School, $46,206 for a walk-in freezer and cooler with shelving at the middle school, and $6,535 for a salad bar at the high school. See davis, page 2
KG Artists’ Studio Tour There are artists in King George County? You bet’cha and plenty of them. Potters Shirley Buckler and Julie Moore are making it their business to bring these folks to the public’s attention. On Nov. 23 and 24 from 10 to 5, ten participating artists and fine craftsmen will be opening their studios/homes to the public in the sixth Annual King George Studio Tour. Their work will be set up on display and available for purchase. Included this year will be pottery, pen and ink drawings, watercolors, oil paintings, photography, multimedia, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking and more. More information about each artist, as well as maps to participants’ studios/homes, can be found at www.dirtybirdpottery. com. — Submitted by Julie Moore
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Burrell’s Quilt takes honors at State Fair Marty van Duyne News Net News Doswell — A quilted image of one of the famous covered bridges of Madison County, Iowa earned a Blue Ribbon at the State Fair. Mandie Burrell of King George created a decorative wall hanging of the Cutler - Donahoe Bridge currently located in Winterset City Park. The borders of the quilt are traditional patterns, but the image of the bridge provides a center of
visual interest in the 44x40-inch wall hanging. The image of the bridge is surrounded by trees with intricately quilted leaves, some of which are interspersed with the latticework that runs lengthwise on the side of the bridge’s peaked roofline. A Gold Finch sits atop the fence leading to the bridge, and pink flowers below the trees add a delicate touch of “bling” that glistens in the light. Four traditional quilt stars with sequined centers adorn the corners of
the wall hanging and help highlight the reflective quality of the flowers. The quilt took the first place award in the Adult Wall Hanging or Art Quilt category. Burrell described her submission as, “My vision of Iowa is a 44x40 wall See Quilt, page 3
Mandie Burrell’s Cutler Donahoe Bridge quilted wall hanging took first prize at the State Fair of Virginia
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REVISED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UNDERWAY Development of a new division Comprehensive Plan is now underway, which began in September. All divisions are required by state law to develop, implement, update and report on their Comprehensive Plan, which was formerly referred to in the state’s Standards of Quality as the Six-Year Plan. The plans are expected to be reviewed and revised on a two-year schedule. At a meeting on Sept. 9, Benson had kicked off the process and provided a proposed plan structure, purpose and timeline for the process. The division’s plan starts with a vision statement and a mission statement. The existing vision and mission statements were reviewed at the September meeting, with no changes made at that time. They appear below. ~ VISION STATEMENT King George County Schools will provide the highest quality education whereby each student will emerge as a life-long learner, a competent and responsible citizen, and a competitive contributor to a global society. ~ MISSION STATEMENT The mission of King George County Schools is to prepare our students to be valuable contributors to society by providing the highest quality education that will engage and challenge our students by transforming them into life-long learners. The students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become active participants in society and face the challenges of the future. ~ STANDARDS-BASED The Comprehensive Plan is standardsbased, with five standards and indicators. Those are purpose and direction; governance and leadership; teaching and assessing; resources and support; and using results for continuous improvement. Benson also noted at the September kickoff meeting that while the division-wide plan is being developed, each of the schools will also be reviewing and completing their existing school improvement plans at the same time. Benson had explained that the See Benson, page 3
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Superintendent Rob Benson last week provided the King George School Board with a required biennial review of the last division Comprehensive Plan. The presentation was provided to the School Board at its meeting on Oct. 28. The biennial status report was provided in the form of a slide presentation that Benson said would be posted on the division website for the public school community to view. The 34 slides provide a detailed scrutiny of how the goals and strategies in the plan were met or were not met. The report of a public review of the previously-adopted plan is required by state law to be held at a School Board meeting prior to Nov. 1 in each odd-numbered year.
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Bright Minds Learning Center is homecoming dream for Christine Quick Christine Quick grew up in King George County. The daughter of Max and Kathi Farrington, she attended Potomac Elementary, King George Middle School and King George High. Now she has come home to realize a lifelong dream, operating a child care center in the county. Monday, Christine’s new child care venture, the Bright Minds Learning Center, opened its doors at 16415 Dahlgren Rd, just down the road from the Naval Support Facility in Dahlgren. Bright Minds will hold an open house for interested parents Friday, Nov. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. “Child care has always been my goal,” said Christine, a single mother who returned to King George after attending Virginia Commonwealth University and serving for the past six years as the director of the American Day School in Alexandria.
“I grew up in King George. My family is King George. Opening the Bright Minds Learning Center gave me the perfect opportunity to move back and do what I always had wanted to do,” Quick said. “Parents today, especially if they are single parents or if they both work, face a real challenge in finding good child care. My goal is to make this a place where they will feel comfortable, where they can trust to leave their kids,” Quick said. Quick has three children. Katie, 10, Devin, 9, and Collin, 7, who attend Potomac Elementary, the same elementary Quick attended as a child. Quick has 13 years experience in the child care industry and is excited about coming home, starting her new business and helping parents find affordable child care for their children.
“I anticipate that most of our parents will come from the Navy base,” Quick said. “I have already had several parents inquiring. But we will welcome any child from 16 months to 12 years. And, we will offer before and after school programs.” The new Bright Minds Learning Center is located in a building that once housed the C and A Day Care Center. “My biggest challenge was renovating the building and getting it ready for inspections by the building department, the health department and the fire department,” Quick said. “I wanted to make sure it was safe and comfortable for the parents and the children,” Quick said. Bright Minds tuition rates range from $624 to $774 monthly, depending on whether a child is pre-K, preschool or a toddler. Daily
and weekly rates are also available. Discounts are given for two or more children. Before and after school rates are $280 to $366 monthly, depending on whether a child attends one or both before and after programs. Bright Minds offers a variety of breakfasts including fruit, cereal, eggs and milk and a variety of snacks including fruit, yogurt, cheese and cereal bars. Lunches are offered daily and range from tuna salad, to chicken, to fish sticks or spaghetti along with a variety of vegetables, fruit and milk. Quick said the Bright Minds Learning Center will be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. To 6:30 p.m. The phone number is (540) 663-2920. The email is email@example.com. — Richard Leggitt
Christine Quick opened her new child care center Monday.
School Board mulls pitch for energy conservation program - again Phyllis Cook The King George School Board is mulling a proposal from a company that says it can save the division 20-30 percent annually on its utility costs, proposing a gross savings to the division of $4.5 million over the next 10 years. The company, Cenergistic, estimates that over a ten-year timeframe, the division would pay a fixed fee amount of $169,000 per year only for the first five years, adding up to $845,000 for the company’s fees. But the fees would not add to the division’s budget. Instead the company’s fees for the program costs would be 100-percent funded by utility cost savings. Cenergistic was previously called Energy Education, Inc, with a name change made about a year ago, according to Cenergistic regional vice president Dr. Larry Price, who provided a presentation on the energy conservation program at last week’s meeting on Oct. 28. Prior to the name change, Energy Education, Inc, provided a similar pitch to the School Board three years ago in 2010. (See below for background.) THE PITCH Price told the School Board, “Our entire program is funded from your existing utility budget.” He added, “If your savings don’t exceed your investment, we will refund the difference.” Price said there is an initial four-month period of time called QuickStart when there are no fees charged and the EnergyCAP
software is provided for that time frame. Price said they estimate that the division would save $40,000 in the first four months. The program is designed around a five-year contract with ongoing savings and support from Cenergistic that is projected to add up to $187,150 in net savings during QuickStart and the first year of contract, which is during the first 16 months. That cost savings within the division’s utility budget are projected over 10 years to add up to a gross savings of $4.5 million and return on annual investment of 325 percent, and is a 10 year net savings of $3,445,208, according to a handout sheet tailored to the King George division. After the first five years, there would be no more annual fees to Cenergistic, but a business relationship would continue as long the division picked up the cost of salary and benefits for a part-time ‘energy specialist,’ along with costs for EnergyCAP software usage. It’s unclear whether conference training costs would also be necessary. Price said, “We help you over a period of time to become a self-sufficient and energyefficient organization.” He stressed that they do not sell equipment or recommend retrofits for new equipment. “There’s no capital investment – we take the infrastructure that you have and help you maximize it,” Price said. ASSIGNMENT OF ENERGY SPECIALIST The assignment of an energy specialist is a key component, with Price saying it could be a part time position, with someone either from the division or the community.
Price said, “The energy specialist is out in buildings at 5 a.m. in the morning and 10 p.m. at night, on weekends and on holidays, making sure that things that are supposed to be off are off, and that things are operating the way they are supposed to be operating.” That energy specialist would be highly trained by participation in Cenergistic’s national energy conferences, along with visits from some of their 45 experts who will rotate through the division to share their expertise for on-the-job training. ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR CHANGE Price stressed, “We look at organizational behavior change. It is about turning off lights, but it’s more about the behaviors around large consumption items.” He said about 65 percent of most electricity in school divisions is used for heating and air conditioning, adding, “There are lots of opportunities there where we can help you learn how to better optimize your equipment and how to use that equipment better.” In a nutshell, their integrated comprehensive program includes active management by a trained energy specialist position in the division, along with the use of organizational behavior science, EnergyCAP accounting data collection and analysis software, and proprietary technology to result in optimization of current infrastructure and energy cost savings. Price added that the fixed-fee cost of $169,000 per year includes the company’s costs for the energy specialist and all the training. After the five year contract, the division takes over the cost of the energy
Davis: Cafeteria fund used to buy equipment From page 1 An additional $31,869 went toward increased personnel costs for Davis’s position. Regarding the salad bar at the high school, prior to its purchase last year, Davis has said that students at the high school had petitioned for it, so they would have a choice in the vegetables and other toppings on their lettuce base. That request by high school students dovetailed with the goal of new national food service school lunch standards to increase vegetables in student lunches. Its purchase enabled students to decide on the make-up of the various portions of their salads which resulted in more vegetables eaten and less waste. Davis said for this year, 930 salads were sold at the high school for the month of September. She has also said that pre-made salads are a very popular lunch choice at all of the other schools. ADDITIONAL REVENUE Davis said that in April she had applied for and received an additional six-cent reimbursement for each lunch sold in the division. That revenue from a federal incentive remains in effect and is expected to continue. In other news affecting the food service budget for the current year, Davis noted the following: -An increase of $11,713 in federal reimbursements for September 2013 over the previous September. -Lunch sales are up with 1,500 more lunches purchased in September 2013 than in September of the previous year. -Food costs have increased approximately two percent. -Portion sizes for fruits and vegetables have been increased. -Changes have been made resulting in the purchase of better quality food products. -The percentage of students eligible for free-and-reduced meals is up by 1.5 percent.
FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS Davis said she took a conservative approach to projecting meal sales, revenues and expenditures for the current school year. Using actual sales data from last year, instead of the higher trending numbers, and incorporating the 25-cent meal increase along with the six-cent federal reimbursement per lunch, Davis is projecting an additional revenue increase over last year of $124,278. Regarding expenditure increases, Davis is projecting a three-percent increase for salaries/benefits of $14,011 and a two-percent increase in food costs to come to $12,273. Those figures add up to a total expenditure increase estimated at $26,284. With all the financial numbers taken into account, Davis is estimating a fund balance at the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year to come to about $103,261. School Board members noted that a portion of that projected surplus might be applied to purchase a dishwasher for Potomac Elementary School, as has been previously discussed. A new commercial dishwasher for the school has been estimated to come to about $40,000.
price increase for the current year, approved by the School Board last May, still leaves the division’s lunch prices ten cents lower than the state average. Davis suggested that prices be increased incrementally for next year, prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year. The current meal prices for 201314 are listed in the boxed text below.
SCHOOL LUNCH & BREAKFAST PRICES Davis noted that she met with state school food service reps over the summer and was informed that the King George lunch prices for last school year had been 35 cents below the state average. The School Board’s 25-cent lunch
School meal prices: ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – King George, Potomac and Sealston Elementary Schools, with the same prices to be applied at all three schools. Breakfast: Student (full price) –$1.60, Student (reduce price) –$.30; Adult –$2.50. Lunch: Student (full price) –$2.25, Student (reduce price) –$.40; Adult - $3.50. The price of milk is $.60. Juice: The cost for 4 oz. juice - $.50; the cost of 8 oz. juice - $.75. MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS – King George Middle School and King George High School. Breakfast: Student (full price) –$1.75, Student (reduce price) –$.30; Adult $2.50. Lunch: Student (full price) –$2.50, Student (reduce price) –$.40; Adult - $3.50. The price of milk - $.60. Juice: The cost for 4 oz. juice - $.50; the cost of 8 oz. juice - $.75.
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specialist position and payment for the use of the software. The division benefits by keeping 100 percent of the savings. Price reiterated that there are no fees to go to Cenergistic in additional years, but the company continues to supply support as long as the program is kept in place, supplying data with the software and the division’s energy education specialist. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS Rick Randall and Mike Rose were the only two School Board members now who heard the pitch in 2010. Randall said he was in favor of the program as previously, when the company was Energy Education. He said he hoped it wouldn’t “jump the tracks this time.” Rose was likewise enthusiastic, suggesting that it could be a topic on a proposed joint meeting agenda to talk about with the Board of Supervisors. He added, “They may be interested in it for their buildings.” Ken Novell had asked some questions and for clarification and he also stated, “It sounds too good.” Chairman John Davis directed that the topic be placed on an upcoming meeting agenda. BACKGROUND When Cenergistic was called Energy Education, Inc, the company provided several presentations to the School Board three years ago in 2010 beginning in June of that year. At that time, the annual contract was to be for four years, not five, and the company proposed a net savings to the division of $4.2 million over 10 years. Over the four-
year period, the division was told by Energy Education that it would pay about $869,383 towards the company’s program costs, including $600,000 in fees to the company, $205,600 for a stipend/salary for a part-time position of an ‘energy education specialist,’ $31,000 for conference travel for that person hired, and about $32,783 for software costs. Then, it was discovered that the division was required by its policy and state law to put out a request for proposals (RFP) due to the high proposed cost of the annual contract and the fact that there are other companies that offer similar services for energy conservation practices resulting in cost savings. At the time, the Dallas-based Energy Education, Inc, and two other firms, Honeywell and 2RW Consultants, Inc. submitted proposals with Energy Education coming out on top after review by a procurement committee. The committee was authorized to negotiate with Energy Education to come to terms. That’s when the deal fell apart, with the two parties unable to come to terms with no official reason provided. The main difference this time around, in addition to the name change, is that the contract term has increased from four years to five, the annual contract cost has gone up, but the contract fee is now fixed to include the costs for the part-time energy specialist position and for the software costs. Those last two costs are assumed to be picked up by the division at the end of five years, for the energy cost savings to continue to be realized.
Sheriff’s report Oct. 19 Key, Andrew Jr. – Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Oct. 21 Yates, Kelvin Deon – Violate Protective Order Byrd, Dangela Monique – Drive While Suspended (2 times) Oct. 23 Gray, Myron Onel – Disorderly Conduct, Assault and Battery Pratt, Purnell – ManufactureSale-Possession of Controlled Substance (2 times), Cruelty and Injury to Children (8 times) Wilson, Anthony Bernard – Driving Under the Influence
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elements of the standards are then translated into strategic outcomes and supported by the development of strategies to help develop and guide what takes place at the school level. Because the development of a division Comprehensive Plan is to be inclusive, Benson had recruited a 40-member steering committee. He assigned about eight members to each of the committees for each standard. The membership includes division leaders/facilitators, School Board members, community members, PTA reps, teachers, support staff and students. Committees continue to meet with updates expected to be provided to the School Board and a public hearing expected to be scheduled on a proposed Comprehensive Plan prior to the end of the calendar year. The School Board is expected to approve a new Comprehensive Plan in early 2014.
hanging highlighting the beauty of Iowa that I envision.” The Cutler-Donahoe Bridge was built in 1870 and is one of 6 remaining of 19 original covered bridges in Madison County. Two King George youth also took prizes for their entries in the Youth Arts and Crafts Sewing Quilts category. Elianna Caro took a third place ribbon for her machine pieced and machine quilted 9 patch and baby bud design sewn by a first time quilter. Jolee McCory also took a third place award for her machine pieced and machine quilted patchwork design. Marsha Giese of Colonial Beach’s Adult Arts and Crafts Quilts Adult Crib or Small Bed Quilt category entry of an updated traditional star patterned was also on exhibit at the fair.
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A copy of Birth Certificate required (for new wrestlers) Check payable to: Treasurer of King George County This program is designed to introduce the basic skills of wrestling and also further advancing the skills of those more experienced. Physical activity, building friendships and sportsmanship are emphasized. King George Youth Wrestling is open to wrestlers ages 5 - 14. Wrestlers’ age groups are determined by year of birth. Head gear and wrestling shoes required. If braces are worn, mouth guards are required. Singlet provided. New Practice Location - Old VoTech building between KGHS and HGMS, near the tennis courts -Park in the KGMS parking lot -First Practice - November 2nd, 2013
By Mail: Make check payable to: Treasurer, King George County Mail to P.O. Box 71, King George, VA 22485
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Registraton Fee: $81 per participant General Information: 1 Each player will receive a uniform. 2. Player request for specific teammates WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED. 3. Player requests for specific coaches WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED.
Live Competition in Northern Virginia -Eight meets typically on Sundays throughout December through February in Fairfax and surrounding counties (with one meet at KGHS) -Round-robin format with at least two matches, usually three, per meet -End of season “Regional Tournament” (first weekend in March) -Bracketed double-elmination format
Skills Evaluation and Parent Meeting Saturday, Dec. 7, KGMS 10-11 am: 10-12 & 13-15 girls 11 am-12 noon: 10-11 Boys 12 noon-1 pm: 12-14 Boys 1-2 pm: 15-18 Boys Practice Begins: In December Season Begins: Jan. 18 • Season: 1/18-3/8 Winter Break 12/22-1/3 Please sign up for KGALERT. Select (Parks and Recreation) PRACTICES AND SEASON DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE King George Parks and Recreation Department (540) 775-4386
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and Religious Community Events Providence United Methodist Church will host their annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16 starting at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $13 for adults, $5 per child. For tickets or info call Ruth at (804) 493-8230. 5434 Stratford Hall Road, Montross. new monrovia baptist church will celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Deaconess, Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Eddie Nelson and the Mt. Carmel Church family will be guests. 121 New Monrovia Rd., Colonial Beach, VA 22443. (804) 224-0068. 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. 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.
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. 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 food for all interested teens. Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5-9 p.m. At This Next Mars Hill: Event Theme: Faith. Guest Speaker: KG Sheriff Dempsey. Crazy games and free spaghetti dinner. A number of youth will be sharing music and presentations. Two bands with great music lined up, including songs by David Crowder, Matthew West, Hillsong United, Toby Mac, Casting Crowns, Jesus Culture, Davy Flowers, and NeedtoBreathe… Something for everyone! Location
Round HIll Baptist Church, 16519 Round Hill Rd., KG. For more info, email email@example.com or visit Facebook: Mars Hill KGBA. STOP HUNGER NOW 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 http://events.stophungernow.org/ 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 stophungernow.org or email me at lori@ journalpress.com. Ages five 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 mothers 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 Eerikajdavis74@ gmail.com
In honor of God, and my fellow veterans I, Minister Lester Truman “Ninie” Johnson would like to give this testimonial in honor of God, and to honor a veteran of King George county, and a graduate of Ralph Bunche School, Edgehill, VA, who was killed in an automobile accident in September, 2010. Mr. Elmer “Pop” Wilson Tyler has been intertwined in my life, before, during and after our military service to our country. “Pop” Wilson was linked to me by God, and by Staff Sergeant Theodore Johnson, in Ft. Eustis, Newport News, VA where he and I were stationed at the time. SSG Johnson told me to get in touch with a Sergeant First Class Elmer Tyler when I got to Fort Dix in New Jersey. (I was leaving Fort Eustis on leave, then to Fort Dix, then to Vietnam.) SSG Johnson told me Tyler was working in the finance department. When I got settled in at Fort Dix, I went to the finance office to look for Mr. Tyler. I saw one black soldier moving around, went over to him and saw the name Tyler on his chest. I told him my story, and God’s love came through him and from that moment until I departed for Vietnam, God used SFC Tyler to be my guardian angel without any hesitation on his part. Keep in mind, I was a scared young man, and surrounded by folks headed to a foreign land where many were dying like flies. SFC Tyler took care of me and made me feel special and safe. God used him to keep me from spending my time at Fort Dix in a lonely and dark place. I often
think about this and thank God for using Mr. Tyler for my welfare and well being. Many many years later, I retired from Fort Belvoir, VA, and happened to come across Mr. Tyler, and got the chance to tell him how much his efforts in 1968 had meant to me. He still acted as if what he had done was all in a day’s work. This showed me how people do things out of God’s love. Around 2006, I came across Mr. Johnson, who was living just down the road from Fort Belvoir. I told him how Mr. Tyler had helped me out in Ft. Dix. We also talked abut Fort Eustis, VA. God had brought us three black veterans back in each other’s lives after around 40 years. Praise and thank God. Only He can do this for His Glory and Honor. There are many “unsung” black veterans of wars, or just military service from the county of King George and out of Ralph Bunche high school. They go unnoticed because they do not seek the limelight for their service to our country, and no one seems to notice or care. My prayer for Veteran’s Day is that God touches the hearts and souls of the families of these veterans, along with the citizens of King George and other places, to let our veterans know that not only does God care about them, but that we all care. May God bless all the veterans of King George county, the United States, as well as veterans from other countries, who served on behalf of the United States. Written by Lester Truman Johnson King George county
Veteran’s Day Prayer Dear Lord, Today we honor our veterans, worthy men and women who gave their best when they were called upon to serve and protect their country. We pray that you will bless them, Lord, for their unselfish service in the continual struggle to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country’s heritage, for all of us. Bless them abundantly for the hardships they faced, for the sacrifices they made for their many different contributions to America’s victories over tyranny and oppression. We respect them, we thank them, we honor them, we are proud of them, and we pray that you will watch over these special people and bless them with peace and happiness. In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen. By Joanna Fuchs
IN FLANDERS FIELDS... In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky, the larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow, In Flanders fields. By: Lt.Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918), Canadian Army
Our Doors are Open -Worship With Us Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist
8330 Fletcher's Chapel Rd. at 218
Pastor Michael Reaves fletcherschapel-kinggeorge-va.org Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org web site - www.dahlgrenumc.org Phone: 663-2230
Good Hope Baptist Church
17223 Good Hope Rd. - corner Rt. 218E & 619 phone: 540-775-9487 fax: 540-775-0600 www.goodhopeministries.org
• Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. • Worship - 11:00 a.m. • Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. • 5th Sundays - Union & Nursing Home Worship “Building the Church & Reaching the World for Christ”
7748 Leedstown Rd., Oak Grove, VA 22443 (804) 224-0418 • www.lzbcva.org
We invite you to gather together with us! Sunday School - 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Earl T. Howerton Jr.
Macedonia Baptist Church 1081 Macedonia Ln., Colonial Beach, VA (804) 224-1500 "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His Name together."
Shiloh Baptist Church Reaching, Building, Serving
Sunday Activities Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. AWANA, 4:00 p.m. Youth Group, 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Nights Rev. Mike and Earlene Jessee Family Night Dinner, 5:30 Youth Study; Children’s Missions & Music, 6:00 facebook@kgshiloh Choir Practice, 7:15 13457 Kings Hwy. 540-469-4646 • www.kgshiloh.org
Oak Grove Baptist Church
Randall Snipes, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.& 11 Awana-Sundays-6 p.m. Bible Study-Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. 8096 Leedstown Rd. Colonial Beach, VA
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
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:
EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH
3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436
Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Rev. Irving Woolfolk, Jr.
Services Early Worship - 8 a.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. AM Worship - 11 a.m. PM Worship - 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study - 7 p.m.
AWANA Teens - Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Clubbers - Fridays 6:30 p.m. Dr. Sherman Davis, Senior Pastor 540-775-7188 www.tbckg.org 10640 Kings Hwy - 1 mi. west of 301
Daily Mass: Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. Adoration precedes each morning Mass Confession: Sat. following 8:00 a.m. Mass & at 4:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 www.elizant.org • 804-224-7221
Trinity United Methodist Church
9425 Kings Hwy., King George www.trinitykg.org
Contemporary Service ~ 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ~ 9:30 p.m. Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. (540) 775-4501 Rev. Susan Reaves
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
You're invited to worship with
Tabernacle Baptist Church
(540) 663-3085 ! Rev. Jim May
Sunday Masses: Sat. 5:00 p.m. Sun. 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 p.m. (español)
Intersection of Rokeby and Kings Hwy. (Rt. 3)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
5486 St. Paul!s 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.
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: email@example.com web site www.gracekg.com
Potomac Baptist Church Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. Age Graded Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.
All are Welcome! (540) 775-7006
Pastor: Dennis L. Newton 8103 Comorn Rd. (Rt. 609) King George
Corner of Millbank & St. Anthony’s Rd., King George
Very Rev. Francis M. de Rosa Rev. Mark Mullaney Sat. 7:00 p.m. Vigil Sunday Masses: Sun. 8:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m 12:45 p.m. Tridentine Mass Daily Mass: Mon. Thur. Fri. & Sat. 9:00 a.m. Tues. 7:00 a.m. Wed. 7:00 p.m. Adoration before each morning Mass Confession: Wed. 7:30 p.m. Sat. after 9:00 a.m. Mass & at 6:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass
Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 www.elizant.org • 804-224-7221
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.”
HANOVER BAPTIST CHURCH
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
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THE KING GEORGE CHURCH OF CHRIST INVITES YOU TO MEET WITH US
EACH SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS: 9:30 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICES: 10:30 A.M.
LOCATION: AMERICAN LEGION POST 89 (AT THE INTERSECTION OF RT 206 AND RT 610)
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
email@example.com http://www.kinggeorgecofchrist.org P.O.Box 756 King George, VA 22485
Leedstown DAR Chapter visits JM Memorial
KG Toastmasters collecting for KGSS
KG P&R What’s Happening
King George Toastmasters are collecting non-perishable food donations during the holiday season to donate to King George social services. Drop your donations during the times listed below: Wed 11/13, 11/27, and 12/11 between 6:30 - 8 p.m. Where: Century 21 Battlefield 15521 Real Estate Ave #100, King George, VA 22485.
YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13.
FREE HOTCAKES @ Bob Evans This Veterans Day, Bob Evans Farms salutes service to country with a hearty plate of hotcakes. The company announced that veterans and active military personnel will receive free all-you-can-eat hotcakes at its restaurants on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. .Just show a valid military ID.
Submitted by Carol Nelson Members and guests of the Leedstown Resolutions DAR Chapter in King George recently visited the James Monroe Birthplace Museum in Col. Beach. In 2008, the VA DAR dedicated a memorial to this soldier, patriot and statesman. Those attending were Laura S. Taylor, Lois Nixon, Gloria DeLoach, Elizabeth Lee, Marcia Eschmann, Janice Jones, Linda Southall, Carol Nelson, Ruth Taliaferro, Patsy Edwards, Margaret Bushman, and Barbara Segar.
2013 American Legion Oratorical Contest registration now open for local students
The 2013 American Legion Oratorical Contest, and the search for candidates for the event are underway. This program, also known as a Constitutional Speech Contest, will be held at King George Post 89 on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Written applications, or a notice of intent to participate (via phone call) must be received at the AL Post Bldg., no later than 22 Nov 2013. The Oratorical Contest presents participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. The Contest consists of a series of oratorical competitions, held at (progressively) local, regional, state and national levels. Scholarships associated with this contest have previously provided national finalists with: $18,000 (1st place), $16,000 (2nd place), and $14,000 (3rd place) awards. Individual first round finalist, at local, district and state levels, may also be eligible for additional awards. Funds are provided by the American Legion Insurance committee, and can be used to attend any college or university in the Unites States. To be eligible, participants in this contest shall be citizens of, or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students, herein described as any student under the age of twenty (20) years on the date of the National Contest, who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private, or home school) in which
the curriculum of said high school is considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade nine (9) and terminating with grade twelve (12). Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within, or attend an educational institution within the American Legion Dept. (State of Virginia) that they enter competition. Contestants can enter competition through only one Department. Contest Progression: if eligibility criteria is met, the winner of our King George County contest (Dec 2013) or the first runner-up if the original selectee is unable to further compete-will advance to the District competition, which will be held at our post (corner of Dahlgren Rd // VA -Route 206 and Indian Town Rd) in January 2014 (date to be determined). Representatives from other American Legion posts in the Northern Neck, Caroline, and Spotsylvania counties will also compete at this event. The winner of district competition may then compete, and if further selected, compete at regional, department, and national levels. Dates for those events will be forwarded at the District competition. Overall, this will be an excellent opportunity for students to meet and compete with other young scholars from throughout Virginia, and at the national level, competitors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia; Puerto Rico, France, and Mexico. Sponsorship and Commitment: the American Legion Oratorical Contest is sponsored by the American Legion, a Congressionally chartered patriotic, mutual help, and community service organization. Student participation in the Oratorical Contest is voluntary, and based upon the recommendation and sponsorship of local school counselors, teachers, and educators. Candidates should also be aware that this is a national competition,
requiring many volunteer hours from local citizens, academic sponsors, and Legion personnel in order to ensure this opportunity remains available. Sponsors and candidates need to recognize participation in this process will likely require increased levels of study, and commitment in order to attend competitions. If circumstances arise that a student can no longer compete in the selection process, it is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Post and school sponsor of their change-in-status; this will facilitate selection and preparation of an alternate candidate. A Contest guide providing current eligibility requirements, judging criteria, discussion topics, scholarship awards, and guidance on contest requirements can be found at: http://www.legion. org/oratorical. For more information on this contest, please contact Brian Williamson at (540) 775-8124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collecting “Cell Phones for Soldiers” event a success
Shawn Simmons, Operations Capt. KG Dept. of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services wants to thank everyone that assisted with the inaugural Cell Phones for Soldiers Drive. After several recounts, the grand total of cell phones collected was 383. This translates to a minimum of 957.5 hours of talk time to go to military personnel. Because of the success of this year’s collection, Capt. Simmons plans to hold another collection drive in the Fall of 2014. She has a box in her office at Company 1 for any old, used phones you may have laying around. So, when you upgrade to a new phone, drop your old phone off at KG Company 1 at 8122 Kings Hwy, KG.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Wednesday, November 6, is the registration deadline for ballet. We are currently offering 3 ballet programs: Tot Ballet (3 - 5 yr olds), Fundamentals of Ballet for ages 6 - 12 and Ballet 1 for youths, ages 6 - 12 who know the fundamentals. Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5-9 p.m. teens will get together for the Mars Hill Youth Event being held at Round Hill Baptist Church. This event is FREE and open to all middle school and high school students. This evening will include two live bands in a concert atmosphere, FREE spaghetti dinner, crazy games, and their guest speaker, King George County Sheriff- Mr. Steve Dempsey. Come early (4:45p.m) for sign-in. Round Hill Baptist is located at 16519 Round Hill Road in King George. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24 join Parks and Recreation for its annual Craft Fair / Holiday Bazaar. This is a great way to see 30+ vendors in one place. Event is FREE to lookers, shoppers pay for their items. More activities are on the horizon stay tuned! Call KGP&R at (540) 775-4386 for more information or stop by and pick up a brochure or registration form for any of their events. 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-LA or email info and mail check to 212 Colonial Ave. CB, 22443.
4H club, Fancy’s Friends have a busy November schedule
The club has elected new officers for the upcoming year: Katie Fedorchak, President, Rachel Courtney, Vice-President/Historian, Abigail Sites, Secretary, Taylor Courtney, Reporter, Gabriel Courtney, Sunshine Committee. - 4H Achievement Night will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Tabernacle Baptist Church 6 p.m. - On, Saturday, Nov. 9, there will be Bird Feeding at Heritage Hall - On Thursday, Nov. 21, there will be a Club Business Meeting (no dogs!) at the KG Extension Office at 6 p.m. If anyone is interested in joining the club, please call Mrs. Coleman at 775-7728. Amish Quilt Auction On Saturday, Nov. 16, starting at 9 a.m. come bid on quilts and other hand-stitched items created by the women of the local Amish Community held on an Amish farm. Warm up with home-made soup. Home-baked breads and pies also available. Proceeds support the needs of the Amish Community. Directions: Route 5 (Point Lookout Road) to Route 236 (Thompson Corner Road) to Grove Farm Lane in Mechanicsville. MD.
Potomac River Finfish Advisory Comm. to meet, 6:30 p.m. in the PRFC Office in Col. Beach. Open to the public.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Col. Beach Historical Society to hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Cooper Memorial Library meeting room. Up for discussion is the upcoming Christmas House Tour.
Friday, Nov. 8
Join KG Chapter 1616, UDC, in honoring our Veterans UMWDahlgren Campus, 6:30 p.m. Seven Veterans, ranging from those who served in WWII to Operation Iraq Freedom will be honored with plaques of appreciation. Also, honored will be three King George residents who have made outstanding contributions in working with the active Military and/or Veterans as well as one for her outstanding service to the Community. Come out and show your appreciation to these men and women who have served our Country not only in wartime but also in times of peace. This year the Veteran’s who will receive these awards are from King George and Westmorland Counties.
Saturday, Nov. 9
6th Annual Winter Market in Reedville. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Festival Hall on Main Street. Coincides with annual Oyster Roast. Call (804) 453.6529. 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 CBVFD-LA. 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 comefirst 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. Great fun for kids and families. All equipment provided. 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)493-1972. or visit our event calendar online: http://stratfordhall. org/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
Rotary Club of KG/Dahlgren invites you to a Great Night Out. 6 p.m.-Midnight. at the Riverboat on the Potomac. Tickets $40pp. to include dinner, silent auction, live auction and special guests The Famours Dueling Pianos. Go to email@example.com for more info. NARFE Col. Beach Chapter 595 Annual Big Band Dance 8 p.m. Colonial Beach Moose Lodge Tickets at the Door: $20.00 Dress: Business Casual. Benefit for: Alzheimer’s and Local Charities. Shuckin’ and Jivin’ on the Courthouse Green, Oyster Roast. 2-5 p.m. Sponsored by the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, in Lancaster, VA. Tickets are $30 pp and must be purchased in advance. Ticket will include: 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.
Saturday, Dec. 7
Holiday Craft Bazaar hosted by the CVRS. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors and crafters needed! Call (804) 7615115. $15 for 10x10 space. $25 for two spaces. Subscribe to The Journal $24 per year Call 540-775-2024
Colonial Beach Lions elects new board
Submitted by Doris A. Gentry-Buswell The Colonial Beach Lions Club recently elected the Board of Directors for the upcoming year. The officers and directors pictured from left to right are: Paul Brunkow (President), Anna Payne (Vice President and Immediate Past President), Robert Gilliam (Treasurer), Rita Buckley, Jane Trail (Secretary), Mary Sanford, Mary Caputo, and Hugh Cason. The Colonial Beach Lions Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month at their clubhouse on Marshall Avenue. Lions are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved please contact Anna Payne at (804) 224-7557.
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Will it be a tough deer season this year? Mark Fike That is definitely the question on the minds of many deer hunters. As I sat with my daughter in the gorgeous fall woods watching the brilliant colored leaves flutter to the forest floor, I inhaled the brisk air and even closed my eyes a few times to just soak in the woods and the incredible smells. Around 8:30, something started nagging at me. I kept thinking the nagging was the fact that we had not seen any deer. I brushed that off, though, as I was relieved to have no encounters with trespassers so far. That was a nice break from the previous few seasons on the particular property we were hunting. We kept scanning the fall woods looking for movement, hoping for a deer to materialize, so we could put up some meat for the winter. Finally, after ten minutes of studying the nagging issue, it hit me. This was opening day of muzzleloader season, and I had yet to hear any shots ring out. That was definitely not normal and was even foreboding. The more I thought about it, the worse I felt. Perhaps the HD outbreak was even more devastating than I had thought. Maybe the deer were just not able to recover enough to repopulate in reasonable numbers. A shot rang out perhaps a half mile away, and I cut off the anxious thoughts. Certainly the deer did get hammered in some areas of the county. There was no doubt about that. My property was one of the ones that certainly took a hit, as I had yet to see a shootable deer during the season on my trail cameras. However, further reflection revealed that while riding around the county during the late summer, I had seen a number of deer around the county. Then I glanced down at the message that my daughter had sent me. Seven deer in all had passed by her that morning, but none afforded a safe shot. So, there were deer around. The problem was that they had very little to eat. In fact, after two or three really good mast crops over the past few falls, the deer were staring at a tough winter, on account of virtually no food in the form of nuts in the woods. As I stated last week, hunters are definitely going to have to hunt other food sources. I have seen one or two trees that put off acorns in our county. I am sure there are more, but I have not seen them. The ones I saw were in the backyard of a house of a friend. They are nearly gone now, as the squirrels have made quick work of them.
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Look for deer in old clearcuts where there is a bit of greenery growing, thickets, ag fields or other areas with browse. So, where do we need to be hunting? If you have access to agricultural fields that were not harvested yet, that would be a key place. However, most farmers have made their crops by now. Deer have devastated many fields that were not harvested. Next would be hayfields, left over gardens, any old home sites with fruit trees and then thick browse. Browse would include honeysuckle and other greenery. No doubt the deer are in search of food. Subdivisions will likely see more deer this year, as they will be after any bushes or flowers. I sure hope the winter is not too bitterly cold and snowy. The deer certainly have not had much to fatten up on so far.
While I have not focused on the acorn crop for my entire life, what times I have paid attention tells me that this the worst mast failure I have seen. There are many theories out there as to why we had a poor to non-existent mast crop. Some people are airing their thoughts and have stated that the cicadas caused it. Well, King George did not have that many cicadas. Spotsylvania and Stafford certainly did. However, we did have those small green worms (canker worms) that seemed to eat up all the leaves on oaks and other trees. Those worms were dropping down from trees all over. They fell on windshields and were everywhere. I wonder if those worms eating up the leaves caused the trees to put their energy back into making new leaves instead of acorns? The other consideration is that the oaks usually have cycles of acorn production. White oak acorns reportedly are mature in one year, while red oak acorns can take two to three years to mature. Given that we had really good crops the past two years may mean that we were due for a bust in acorn production. The combination of cooler spring weather, the acorn cycle, the canker worms or who knows what else could have impacted our crop. Whatever the reason for the acorn failure, we hunters need to change our game plan. Deer will certainly be using common travel corridors, but don’t look for them in a hardwood lot. You best focus on greenery and other thickets to punch a deer tag. Use those trail cameras to locate where and when deer are traveling through your hunting area. If you have access to an agricultural field, scout it to see if there is any deer sign. Because so many hunters are now using the phone-in or Internet check system, we have no real pulse on how many deer were taken opening day. I welcome any field reports from readers, particularly brief ones that simply say, “Hey, I got a nice buck that was 10 points here in King George in a pine thicket,” or, “I saw six deer but passed on them. They were in a swamp.” Of course we welcome decent and appropriate shots of your deer, particularly lady hunters and youth, for possible publication. Just try to move those tongues that tend to hang out, wipe off excess blood and we don’t need to see the gut cavity, either. Some folks don’t hunt, and they read the paper while eating dessert or breakfast. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Good hunting!
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Angler numbers are dropping, especially because muzzleloader season came in. However, fishing is still decent.
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Rappahannock River Ken’s Tackle in Spotsylvania reported that some anglers are trolling very slow and picking up some striper. Perch are still biting downriver. No word on what they are biting. Some crappie and a few bass near Massaponax Creek. Potomac River Winter Harbor reported that fishing for catfish was very good. Squid worked well. A few perch are hitting here and there. Aqua Land reported white perch and catfish hitting squid, but that was it. Catfish seem to be the one willing customer these days. Unfortunately, no stripers were reported. Inland waters Ponds and small lakes are good for crappie and bass. Some decent bream were caught in local ponds as the front was rolling through. Saltwater Captain Ryan Rogers (804580-0245) reported very good rockfishing this week. Some fat and healthy fish are showing up. Hunting Muzzleloader season started this past Saturday. None of our sources that run check stations showed any deer. Some saw turkey, though. Opening morning was very quiet, too quiet in the woods. I personally heard three distant shots, and that was it all morning. Squirrel hunting has been tougher lately due to the lack of acorns. Seasons Duck seasons — Feb. 1 (Youth Days), Nov. 16 – Nov. 30, Dec. 7 – Jan. 25. Daily Bag Limit: 6 ducks, any species except for the following restrictions: can include no more than 4 mallards (only 2 can be hen mallards), 4 scoters, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 scaup, 2 pintails, 1 black duck, 2 canvasback, 1 mottled duck, and 1 fulvous whistling duck. Muzzleloader Season for Deer—Nov. 2-15 Firearms deer season—Nov. 16 Muzzleloader season for bear—Nov. 9-15 Firearms bear season locally (see regs) — Dec. 2–7 Fall Firearms turkey season (locally see regs)— Oct. 26–Nov. 8, and Nov. 28, Dec. 2–14
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When Mrs. Drinks’ 7th grade Life Science class at King George Middle School went outside to collect insects, we had loads of fun finding all of the different insects! We caught anywhere from tiny little crickets to big Praying Mantises. Mrs. Misch, the King George County 4H Officer, helped us find, identify, and classify the insects. The most interesting of the insects we caught was the Praying Mantis, a green moth, and the Leaf Bug. No spiders though. They’re not insects, they’re arachnids! We did this insect hunt because in science class, we were doing a unit on them and all different sorts of bugs, bugs, and more bugs! We worked on this subject/unit for about three days. We learned all about the different parts of them and even got to look at some under a digital microscope, seeing parts of them we had never seen before! The classes all together caught about 75-150 insects. We caught two male Praying Mantises and two
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Green leads Foxes cross-country to Conference Championship Leonard Banks
“I knew the final part of the race was downhill, and I knew I had to give it all I got.”
Miranda Green led the way at the first 4A North Conference 22 crosscountry championship, held at Loriella Park, in Fredericksburg.
On Wednesday, at Loriella Park, at the first Conference 22 championship, King George High School junior Miranda Green left no doubt that she is the Fredericksburg area’s number-one cross-country runner. Throughout the race, Liberty runner Taylor Brown and Green raced side by side, with neither runner attempting to pull away. “I knew the final part of the race was downhill, and I knew I had to give it all I got,” Green said. “She (Brown) was helping me push, and I was pushing her.” However, that all changed during the final quarter mile, as Green separated herself from Taylor and the rest of the pack with a sprint that landed her the individual championship. She finished the race with a time of
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20:19. Hampered with a missing standout runner - Ashley Perkins, who was out of the line-up due to illness - King George High School crosscountry head coach Cathy Binder had to rely on the team to step up against the field of competing schools. “Whenever you take out a good runner, it hurts overall, but our girls stepped up today, and did very
well,” Binder said. Along with Green’s historic finish, Foxes Kristen Hornbaker (20:44) narrowly edged out Fauquier runner Shayne Halligan (20:45) for third place. Anna Kniceley (21:44) cruised past Eastern View’s Brianna Mihalek (21:57) to secure an eighth-place finish, while fellow Foxes teammate Brooke West (22:13) overcame Chancellor runner Jade Tucker (22:15) for the tenth spot at the finish. Maddie Amos (22:26, 14th) and Nicole Brem (22:32, 15th) rounded out the final top 15 runners. The Foxes girls are by far the area’s cross-country dynasty. They have won the last five district championships. The last time the boys’ team made it to the Regional Championship was 2007. Last season, the Foxes girls’ team finished second in the region, while the Foxes boys had only one qualifier - Christian Koon.
Foxes overwhelm Caroline Cavaliers Leonard Banks Sports editor There was never a doubt in the mind of Foxes (7-2) varsity football coach Jeff Smith that last week’s 35-7 loss to Courtland represented a temporary Foxes stumbling block for the fortunes of a playoff-bound team. Not only did the Foxes find redemption Cavaliers in their 45-14 win over visiting Caroline, but they rediscovered their swagger along with a renewed confidence level. “I thought we put a little too much pressure on them in terms of how important that game was,” Smith said. “The game was for the district championship, and if we won that game, it could have meant smooth sailing. Of course we would have to beat Chancellor, but it would have put us in a better position.” If the Foxes are successful against the 1-7 Chargers, the will host a 4-A North Conference playoff game. This week, Smith told his team to relax and focus on having fun. After hearing that, the Foxes shook off the memories of the Cougar loss, and simply played the game the way they know best. After an evenly played first half, they dominated the second
half on both sides of the line. Senior running back/defensive back, Jordi Estes scored on four different occasions, while finishing the game with 107 rushing yards. After their offense shifted into cruise control, 14 different players carried the ball from the backfield, totaling a combined 335 yards. As for the Cavaliers, Rashaard Harris struggled with two crucial interceptions as he completed 16 passes out of 36 for 141 yards and two touchdowns. To his credit, there were six dropped balls that were potential touchdowns. It took King George less than two minutes to march 90 yards down the field for the game’s first touchdown. Collectively, Corey Henderson and Kendall Harvey aided in the rushing effort that resulted in a two-yard touchdown by Estes. The Cavaliers started the second quarter with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Harris to Will Howard. Sparked by an interference penalty against the Cavaliers (Reggie Twisdale), the Foxes sustained a 41yard drive that ended with a 15-yard touchdown run by Estes. The Foxes began the third quarter with an injury to running back/ defensive back Markiece Johnson. Johnson is essential to the Foxes’ defensive and offensive attack. Midway in the third quarter, Estes broke the game wide open with a 45yard jaunt over the right side of the
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The top 15 runners and top four teams will advance to next week’s 4-A North Regional Championship at Loriella Park, Chancellor’s home course. Team wise, the Foxes girls placed first with 32 points, while Chancellor (36, 2nd), Fauquier (65, 3rd), and Eastern View (107, 4th), rounded out the top-five schools. As for the boys, Fauquier’s Dustin Constantino was the overall boys’ winner with a time of 17:03. Jacob Watson was the Foxes’ finisher with a fourth place time of 17:17. Foxes Christian Koon rounded out the top 15 King George runners, as he finished tenth with a time of 17:43. Team wise, Fauquier (35) finished first, while the Foxes followed with a distant second place finish (71). Courtland (74), Chancellor (95), and Eastern View (112, 4th), rounded out the top-five schools.
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Foxes field hockey season ends in Conference playoffs Leonard Banks Sports editor
The Foxes’ field hockey program finished their season on a high note for the second year in a row. Last Tuesday, in the Conference 22 semi-championship at Eastern View High School, the Foxes lost 4-0 to the Cyclones. The Cyclones eventually lost to Chancellor, 7-1, in the finals. Goals scored by the Cylcones included: Alexis Brown, assisted by Jordan Howard (1st half), Mackenzie Queen, Sarah Brown, and Jenny Bosserman. Foxes goal keeper, Carly Lindstrom finished the game with 19 saves. As for King George, they ended their season for the third time in the playoffs with a record of 11-7-0. Conference champion (Chancellor)
and the second seed (Courtland) will advance to the Regional Championship. Prior to the playoffs, the Foxes defeated Liberty, 5-0. Foxes goals were scored by Liz Hill (2 goals), Meghan Yanchulis (1 goal, 1 assist), Jackie Collins (1 goal), and Alexis Sheehan (1 goal). The following players and coach were recently honored with the following awards: First team Forwards: Chelsa Galera (CH), Chole Fernandez (CH), Kate Colley (CH), Meghan Yanchulis (KG), Mackenzie Queen (EV). Midfield: Katherine Hull (CH), Greer Trainham (CH), Alexis Brown (EV), Marybeth McBroom (CT), Maure Buckley (KG). Defense: Sydney Rampey (CT), Jordan
Howard (EV), Kenzie Neylon (CH), Jordan Rasure (CH), Kaila Bernard (CH). Goal keeper: Alexis Knipfer (EV). Second team Forwards: Lindsy Smarrelli (FQ), Allie White (FQ), Cameryn McLaurine (CT), Caroline Mastin (CT), Sarah Brown (EV). Midfield: Allison Weiland (CH), Noelle Harrison (CT), Carlynn Hoppell (CT) Ester Seworder (EV), and Erin Bushman (CH). Goal keeper: Carly Lindstrom. Honorable mentions: Liz Hill (KG), Amanda Harlow (LB), Kara Peters (EV), Savannah Markell (FQ), Anna Stribling (LB), Mickey Perrotte (KG), Faith Byars (LB), Coley Carpenter (LB).
Drifters end regular season with high hopes Leonard Banks Sports editor For the Drifters volleyball program, the 2013 fall sports season has been a process of overcoming adversity, while taking the necessary steps needed to rebuild and sustain a competitive team. With their backs against the wall, Drifter head volleyball coach Chase Davidson realizes the reality of playing a tough team such as Rappahannock on Tuesday. “We scrimmaged this team back in August and they’re pretty good to say
the least,” Davidson said. “They’re a well disciplined team with hitters coming from every angle. We know what we’re up against and know the odds are stacked against us but we’re still playing to win. We’ve come to the point that we’re going to play as hard as we can and not make it easy for anyone to advance.” Results of the Conference 43 1A East quarterfinal game versus Rappahannock Country were not available due to press deadlines. Whether it was Essex, Washington & Lee or Northumberland, the Drifters bravely took on the toughest
teams in the Northern Neck. Nothing has come easy for Colonial Beach. “I know there are some people that may not be happy with our record including myself, but you don’t build something overnight,” Davidson said. “It takes time and I feel like we’re heading in the right direction.” During their second game of the regular season, the Drifters defeated King & Queen Central (3-1) for their first win in two years. Losing two essential players such as seniors Kora Herrod, and T’Nizysa Taylor to graduation will not be easy, but the Drifters will have a veteran
crew of players returning from both the varsity and junior varsity teams. With new junior varsity head coach, Cameron-Ann K. Standish at the helm, the Drifters junior varsity improved their seasonal record to 5-5, 8-9. “Some may look and say that 8-9 isn’t a great record but when you look at past Colonial Beach records, you would then realize the leaps we are making,” Davidson said. “Only two of these girls had ever played organized volleyball before this season and they just picked it up, did what we asked, and performed on
the court. We also have a solid group from the varsity program coming back so I really believe the future for Colonial Beach volleyball is looking great.” Plans are set in place for the upcoming coming 2014 season. The Drifters will run open gyms throughout the year, as they work on improving every aspect of their skill sets. Towards the end of February, and through the month of March, Davidson will conduct a youth camp. The camp will take place on Saturdays, during a five-week period.
We’ve come to the point that we’re going to play as hard as we can and not make it easy for anyone to advance.” —Chase Davidson
Rappahannock Raiders race in Pumpkin Plunge Brandon Hendrickson
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KGYAA Rookie Pride quarterback Chase Gaines grinds out yards against the River Hawks. The Pride upset the first-place River Hawks this past week in an exciting game.
KGYAA teams battle for gridiron supremacy Staff Reports
It was another beautiful fall Saturday for football at Sealston Elementary School, as the King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) concluded another weekend of exciting tackle football action. The Junior division opened the day’s schedule, with the surging Blue Devils (4-4) blasting the Mustangs (5-3), 50-12, behind a total team effort. The Mustangs were led by Dylan Hawkins, Hunter Johnson, and J.J. Newman. In the second Junior division contest, the first-place Warriors (6-2) held off the hard-fighting Bandits (1-7), 28-20. Setting the pace for the Warriors were Jason Knott, Josh Miller, and Matt Staples. The Bandits, who have been competitive in virtually every contest this season, were led by Anthony Frank, Jacob Stone, and McKinley Worrell. The Rattlers (4-4) and Pirates (44) met in Saturday’s first Rookie division game, with the Rattlers prevail-
ing, 28-14. Propelling the Rattlers to their upset victory (and promotion to second place in the standings) were Dominic Deloatch, Devin Quick, and Nate Wahl. Providing noteworthy performances for the Pirates were Nathan Caldwell, John Dodson, and Ethan Richardson. In Saturday’s second Rookie division contest, the first-place River Hawks (6-2) unexpectedly suffered their second straight defeat, this time to the never-say-die Pride (26), 20-14. The Pride credit their win to a complete team effort. The River Hawks were led by Jamari Cox, TayVion Pierce, and Nick Smoot. The JV Mavericks (3-4) were back in action at Sealston Saturday, falling in defeat to the visiting Colonial Beach Drifters, 20-18. Despite a valiant second-half comeback attempt, victory eluded the hard-luck Mavericks, who have now lost four games by a grand total of just 12 points (with three of the losses by a mere two points each). Submitting outstanding perfor-
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mances for the JV Mavericks on Saturday were Michael Foster, Caleb Hoyle, and Garrett Moore. The Rookie and Junior division teams will be back in action this coming Saturday at Sealston, in the final weekend of regular season play. The playoffs begin on Nov. 16. The JV Mavericks will conclude their regular season play at Essex High School Saturday, as they takeon Caroline Co. in a make-up game. The current Rookie division (ages 6-8) standings are 1.)River Hawks, 2.)Rattlers, 3.)Pirates, 4.)Pride. The current Junior division (ages 9-11) standings are 1.)Warriors, 2.) Mustangs, 3.)Blue Devils, 4.)Bandits.
The Rappahannock Raiders continue the season’s success in their second meet at the Poseidon’s Pumpkin Plunge. The meet was held at the beautiful Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Chesterfield. The Raiders busted out immediately with ten straight best times and would continue on to improve upon 65.9% of all times. Adding to the team’s success, the team broke 11 team records and achieved 18 new “USA Swimming Standards.” Gabby Thompson and Alex Poley set the tone for the meet when the two combined for 13 best times of 14 swims, four new team records, and five new “USA Swimming Standards.” “Everyone raced really well this weekend. I saw our athletes make adjustments to their strokes and turns mid-race. It shows they were really paying attention to what they were doing. We just had a lot of heads-up racing,” stated Head Coach Brandon Hendrickson. The Raiders hope to continue their success in November as they head to Fredericksburg, to compete in Regency Park Swim Team’s Mini Meet. For more information on the Raiders, visit rappraiders.com. New USA Swimming Standards Achieved: Ricardo BonillaVazquez 100 Back A; Jonathan Dates 50 Back B; Veronica Declute 400 IM BB; Abby Elia 200 Free B, 200 Back B; Jenna Kapp 200 Free AAA; Lindsay Knoke 500 Free B; Zandy Knoke 500 Free BB; Taylor Mayros 50 Back B; Cannon Parker 100 Breast B; Alex Poley 100 Free AA, 200 Free AA, 50 Breast BB,
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W&L’s Jacob Daiger: a well rounded athlete who is ready for the future Richard Leggitt
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Jacob Daiger plays the guitar, the piano, is a Boy Scout, has acted in plays, wants to study engineering and classifies himself as a geek. He is also a star soccer player, the captain of the W&L boys cross country team and one of the top young runners in the region. “Jacob is creative, inquisitive and fun. He has a variety of interests outside of school that complete him as a well rounded young man,” said W&L Athletic Director Malcolm Lewis. “Jacob is a hard worker. He will leave no potential untapped.” Jacob and the district winning W&L boys cross country team are preparing this week for regional competition that Jacob hopes will take the team and him into the state cross country championships. A cross country runner since he was
KGMS football finishes season with a blast Chris Zylonis The King George Middle School (KGMS) Foxes Football team ended another successful season on a high note by notching victories over Walker Grant 22-6, and most recently 4820 over a strong Locust Grove team. Overall, on the season the Foxes ended up with a 5-2 record outscoring their opponents 142-70, with their only losses coming against Louisa and undefeated Floyd T. Binns. The win over Locust Grove culminated a season of growth for the young Foxes. With the youngest team in recent memory, composed of 15 seventh graders, the Foxes forged their way into season. After losing a scrimmage to Locust Grove on Aug. 21 by 21 points, the Foxes, with hard work and dedication, trounced that same team by 28 points a mere two months later. As the season unfolded, the improvement and growth with the Foxes was evident. Coach Zylonis attributes this growth to the hard work and dedication shown at practice,
which translates to game-time success. “The kids bought into the team-first mentality and it led to the growth and ultimately success on the field,” Zylonis said. There will be many eighth graders playing at King George High School in the near future contributing to the success of that program in the future, while the returning seventh graders will lead KGMS into next season. Offensively the Foxes were led by quarterback Tyler Johnson, running Back Cameron Schaub (687 yards, 12 touchdowns), running back Cannon Zylonis (352 yards, five touchdowns), running back Josh Beaulieu, running back Jay Davis, wide receiver Marcus Smith, and a strong line led by Jordan Price, Colin Abel, Drew Knott, Kenny Frank, Carson Gray and Kevon Allen. The stingy Foxes defense was led by Johnson, Beaulieu, Schaub, Zylonis, Price, and Knott. With another successful season in the books, Coach Zylonis will now turn his attention to KGMS Basketball, and tryouts which are scheduled for Nov. 11-13.
in the eighth grade, Jacob believes running is one of the most rewarding things that he does. “There is something called a ‘runners high’,” Jacob said. “When you are running 10 or so miles, it is such a good feeling. It is kind of like floating on air.” “Jacob’s maturation process as a young man and runner has been exciting to watch,” said W&L Boys Cross Country Coach Cole Vanover. “He came into the season in better shape than everyone else and it has clearly paid off.” “He is a leader by example and he isn’t afraid to speak up and get other guys going. He has really taken a liking to running and competing at a high level with himself and others,” Vanover said. “Jacob has been all-conference for the past three years, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was also all-region last
“Jacob is creative, inquisitive and fun. He has a variety of interests outside of school that complete him as a well rounded young man.” — Malcolm Lewis year,” said Vanover, who has coached the W&L boys cross country team to four district titles in a row. “Jacob, Alec Westall and Hasan Gill have been solid for us all year. Those three train together and race together. Without them we would not have won the district. Those three are really going to have to run the races of their lives for us to compete for the regional title as well as our other guys,” Vanover said. In addition to running and soccer, Jacob enjoys wakeboarding and
snowboarding. And, he has participated in three Adventure Camps in Florida, Minnesota and New Mexico. A Governor’s School student, he enjoys math, science. “I want to go to college and study engineering. I like to work with my hands and I like to design and build things,” Jacob said. At W&L, Jacob has built a reputation as a diverse, high achieving student and athlete who is capable of facing challenges in the future and overcoming them.
VA AAU football State Championship results a 47 yard TD run by Javon Campbell on the first play from scrimmage. CVE answered with a All three of the King George Youth Elite Foxes 55-yard TD on their second offensive play and football teams were in action this weekend for the took the lead 7-6. The defenses settled in and first round of the VA AAU State Championship the score remained the same until Gianni Allen took a bootleg in from the six yard line to give Tournament. the Foxes a 13-7 lead at the half. The Foxes received the halftime kick, however 12U The 12U Foxes were in action first against they turned the ball over on the second play. the crosstown Fredericksburg Orange Canes. CVE marched down the field and punched Both teams showed playoff nerves early with the ball in for a TD and extra point in to take turnovers. The Foxes took advantage of the a 14-13 lead in the third quarter. On the next turnovers and finished with a 60-6 victory. The possession the Foxes had a 55 yard TD called Foxes had TD runs from Cameron Schaub, back on a holding call but scored two plays later Cannon Zylonis, Ethan Indseth, Tyler Rose and on a 53 yard run by Campbell giving the Foxes a Will Armstead with extra points run by Isaiah 19-14 lead in the fourth quarter. On the ensuing Landry and kicks from Cody Murgas. The kickoff the CVE returner took the ball 80 yards defense swarmed the entire game and had sacks for a touchdown giving CVE the lead, 20-19, by Donovan Simmons, Kevon Allen along with with just five minutes remaining in the game. After a timeout with 3:36 left in the game an interception from Matt Redcay. and facing fourth and 18 on the CVE 34 yard line the Foxes dug deep into their bag of tricks 10U (Game of the week) The 10U Foxes took on Central VA Elite 10U and completed a half back option pass from for the second week in a row and it was a dog Campbell to Trent Yon moving them into the fight the entire game. The Foxes struck first with first and goal from just inside the ten-yard line Keith Rose
where they powered it in to take a 26-19 lead. With the home crowd going crazy the defense stepped up and knocked CVE back four straight plays to secure the win. 8U The 8U team traveled to Lynchburg to take on CVE after the 10U game. After giving up a TD on the first play to CVE the Foxes settled in and dominated the game winning by a score of 40-13 and moving on to the second round of the playoffs. The 8U road warriors included Cameron Frazier, Rasheed Barnes, Joshua Cornwell, Charlie Brinkman, Parker Price, Henry Newman, Jacob Maxey, Walker Norton, Austin Rose, Nehemiah Frye, Mekhi Frye-McNeil, DaMon Duffin and Matthew Sokolowski and Mekhai White. One half of the VA AAU State Semi-Finals will be held at KGHS this weekend, Nov. 9, featuring all three teams from King George. The game times are 1 p.m. 12U #3 CVE vs #2 Orange, 2:30 12U #1 Foxes vs #4 Rich City, 4:00 8U #5 Foxes vs #1 Fredericksburg Canes, and 5:30 p.m. 10U #4 Foxes vs #1 Fredericksburg Canes West.
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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 â€œPLAT 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.
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improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of All that parcel of land in Borough of King George County, Commonwealth of Virginia, as more fully described in deed book 503, page 587, ID # 13-111, being known and designated as Green Heights, filed in Plat Book 403, page 704, recorded 07/30/2002, metes and bounds property, parcel 11, containing 10.0765 acres. By fee simple deed from Todd L. Sikkink and Dawn R. Sikkink, husband and wife as set forth in book 503 page 587 dated 10/15/2004 and recorded 10/18/2004, King George County records, Commonwealth of Virginia., and as more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold â€œAS IS,â€? WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND SUBJECT TO conditions, restrictions, reservations, easements, rights of way, and all other matters of record taking priority over the Deed of Trust to be announced at the time of sale. A deposit of $36,000.00, or 10% of the sale price, whichever is lower, in cash or cashierâ€™s check payable to the SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE will be required at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price, with interest at the rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date said funds are received in the office of the SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale. In the event of default by the successful bidder, the entire deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the costs and expenses of sale and Substitute Trusteeâ€™s fee. All other public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Purchaser agrees to pay the Sellerâ€™s attorneys at settlement, a fee of $445.00 for review of the settlement documents. Additional terms will be announced at the time of sale and the successful bidder will be required to execute and deliver to the Substitute Trustees a memorandum or contract of the sale at the conclusion of bidding. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosenberg & Associates, LLC (Attorney for Commonwealth Trustees, LLC) 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 301-907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com 11/6/2013, 11/13/2013
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BOND FINANCING BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF KING GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
As always, our drop box is located on the side of our Town Hall building at the intersection of Irving Avenue and Hawthorn Street and available 24 hours for your convenience. Our mailing address is: PO Box 450, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 The bills have been mailed. If you have not received your bill, please contact the Treasurerâ€™s Office at 804-224-7183. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to see that the proper tax bill is received and paid on time. If your real estate taxes are escrowed, please mail the extra copy provided in your bill to your mortgage company. If you receive a supplemental bill and your taxes are escrowed, you must also mail it to your mortgage company. If there is a question about the property assessment listed on your bill, please call the Commissioner of the Revenue at 804-493-0113. Property is assessed by the Commissioner of the Revenue. The Treasurerâ€™s Office cannot make corrections to the assessments, they only collect as assessed. If there is a question concerning delinquency, please contact the Treasurerâ€™s Office at 804-224-7183. Please take the time to check the mailing address on each bill and correct, if necessary, with the Treasurerâ€™s Office.
Joan H. Grant Chief Financial Officer 11/6/2013
NOTICE TO KING GEORGE COUNTY LAND OWNERS: REASSESSMENT NOTICES FOR REAL ESTATE WERE MAILED ON NOVEMBER 1, 2013. Recently a Notice of Real Estate Reassessment was mailed to you. If you would like to discuss this assessment with the Countyâ€™s real estate appraisal company, Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Company , please call (540) 775-3354 to schedule an appointment. Meetings with Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Company will be held by appointment only in the County Administration Building Board Room, 10459 Courthouse Dr., Suite 105 King George, Virginia, 22485 beginning November 4th, 2013. The final date to schedule an appointment is Friday, November 15th, 2013. 11/6/2013
By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated November 13, 2006, and recorded at Instrument Number 20061129000092690 in the Clerkâ€™s Office for the Circuit Court for King George County, VA, securing a loan which was originally $375,000.00. The appointed SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, Commonwealth Trustees, LLC will offer for sale at public auction at 9483 Kings Highway King George, VA 22485 on: December 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM
NOTICE TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH TAXPAYERS The 1st half of the Real Estate Taxes for fiscal year 2013/2014 and 2013 Personal Property taxes are due December 5, 2013.
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Town of Colonial Beach BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING The Town of Colonial Beach Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in the Town Center Building, located at 22 Washington Street, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443: Beginning at 5:30 p.m. AA-01-2013 â€“ Sharon Fortier (Owner/Applicant): Request an Administrative Appeal of the Colonial Beach Zoning Administratorâ€™s determination regarding Article 7 Resort Commercial Zoning District, specifically Sections 7-1 Permitted Uses and 7-2 Conditional Uses. The property is located on tax map #3A2-2-87-2, zoned Resort Commercial (RC). Administrative Appeal: An Appeal of an Administrative decision relating to proposed use of the property as a residential dwelling. V-01-2013 â€“ Demitrius Tiches (Owner/Applicant): Request a variance of the Colonial Beach Zoning Ordinance, Article 6 Section 6-4, Bulk and Area Regulations, Table 6-4.1 Lot and Principal Structure Requirements. The property is located at 2-10th Street (tax map # 3A3-1-3C-1). The property is zoned as Residential â€“ 2 (R-2). The applicant wishes to reduce the front and rear setbacks. The front required setback is 15 feet (minimum) and the rear setback is 25 feet. The applicant proposes a front setback of 3 feet resulting in a variance of 12 feet. The applicant proposes a rear setback of 2 feet resulting in a variance of 23 feet. Any persons desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the above are hereby invited to be present at the Public Hearing. Copies of the above are on file in the Department of Planning, 905 McKinney Blvd., Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443
Gary Mitchell Director of Planning, Community Development and Property Maintenance Department of Planning, Community Development & Property Maintenance 11/6/2013, 11/13/2013
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
Notice is hereby given that the Economic Development Authority of King George County, Virginia (the â€œAuthorityâ€?), 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 â€œBorrowerâ€?) 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 â€œActâ€?), up to $5,500,000 principal amount of its industrial development revenue bonds (the â€œBondsâ€?) 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 â€œProjectâ€?) and to pay cost of issuance of the Bonds;
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:
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.
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 Clerkâ€™s Office of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, and do what may be necessary to protect their interests in this cause.
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 Borrowerâ€™s request is on file and is open for inspection at the Authorityâ€™s Office, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200, King George, Virginia 22485, during normal business hours.
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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
ENTERED this 21st day of October, 2013 Clerk, Circuit Court of the County of King George, VA I ASK FOR THIS Margaret F. Hardy (VSB #38555) Sands Anderson PC P.O. Box 907 Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0907 (540) 373-2504
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Rappahannock Community College library hosts supervisors On Oct. 10, the Board of Trustees of the Richmond County Public Library hosted an Open House for the Richmond County Board of Supervisors at Rappahannock Community College’s Warsaw Campus library (with which the Richmond County library shares space). A guided tour celebrating the recently completed renovation of the facility was followed by lunch. Pictured, left to right: Board of Supervisors candidate Lt. Col. Charles Robert Snavely; Ed Marks, chair of the library’s Board of Trustees; supervisor Richard Thomas; library trustee H. Gwynne Tayloe; Dan Ream, coordinator of RCC’s library and director of the Richmond County Public Library; Courtney Sisson, vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors; Lee Sanders, chairman of the Board of Supervisors; Richmond County administrator Morgan Quicke; and Dayle Collins, vice
chair of the Board of Trustees. Librarian Dan Ream gave the group an introduction to the library’s online resources, including its website (rcplva.org) and its new Facebook page (facebook.com/rcplva)—“which now has over 200 ‘likes,’ after only a few weeks,” reports Ream. He also described the library’s outreach activities (coordinated by library assistant Ruth Lynn) at the area’s public schools, daycare centers and nursing homes, in addition to events such as the Warsaw Farmers’ Market and the Northern Neck Conservancy’s “Boots and Bar-B-Q” event in Sept. Since Ream has only recently accepted the position of library director, he also took the opportunity to tell about his background and his meetings with area school and public librarians, as well as the staff of the Library of Virginia. Among the changes resulting from the renovations is a new Children’s Room,
containing more than 5,000 books and videos, and featuring murals by local artist Anna Pomoska. Ms. Pomoska attended the meeting to talk about her work on the project. An agreement between RCC and Richmond County, outlining mutual responsibilities for providing books, material,
equipment, administration and staffing, has been in place since July 1993. Over the 40-year history of the Warsaw Campus, the library has evolved into an outstanding resource for students, faculty and the general public, with a diverse collection of books, audio-books and periodicals. There is also
a variety of DVDs, including many that are family-friendly, as well as comedies, dramas and documentaries. The Virginia history collection includes back issues of Warsaw’s Northern Neck News on microfilm, dating to 1879. The library features 12 public-use computers for printing and Internet access.
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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
In the tradition of Cincinnatus
I am always surprised how many lessons which we hold dear have their beginnings in the ancient world. There are more than we realize. On Veterans Day we celebrate what many people refer to as the citizen soldier. This is the average person who, when the need arises, puts down the David S. Kerr tools of his or her civilian trade or profession, and takes up the tools of war. This view of military service was one of the foundations of the American Revolution and has served us well throughout the life of our nation. But, this isn’t something new. The citizen soldier, a concept admired by our Founding Fathers, had its beginning 2,500 years ago, with a famous Roman called Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. Try and say that name three times. He was a Roman aristocrat who,
when called to service, led the armies of Rome against a number of Rome’s early enemies. His army defeated them all. He was an exceptionally talented military leader. He was a hero and after his victories many assumed he would stay on as a civilian emperor or dictator. But instead, he declined the offer. He had protected Rome and done his civic duty. Having completed his military service his only desire was to return to his farm. He wanted no particular honors or rewards; he just wanted to go home. Warfare, and the business of protecting our country, has changed since the days of Cincinnatus, but the principle this noble Roman championed remains the same. During the American Revolution most of the soldiers in the state militias and the Continental Army weren’t professionals. George Washington had some military experience, but he was by no means a professional soldier. Henry Knox, Washington’s able head of artillery, had no military experience at all. He was a bookbinder. But, like most citizen soldiers, he learned fast. The same was true for the
Letter to the Editor Support CBPD As a lifelong resident of Colonial Beach, I was first shocked then appalled to learn that the Colonial Beach Town Council was considering abolishing the Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD). What upset me even more was that when this proposal emerged, the major area of concern wasn’t for the loss of public safety or law enforcement dedicated to our town, but that without a police force of its own, the town, because it is incorporated, could no longer have golf carts on its roads. Golf carts? Really?? The reasoning for considering this action seems to be of a financial nature. The town pays rent on the current office space dedicated to CBPD. How many town-owned properties are sitting vacant, and have been for a long time? One councilman told me that all of our police cars are too old, and that replacing them would be too costly for the town. The entire fleet wouldn’t have to be replaced at once, would it? The Town of Colonial Beach advertised for a permanent chief of police for CBPD after the resignation of Kenneth Blevins, Sr. Twenty-nine applications have been received, including that of CBPD Interim Chief William Seay. During the last council work session, when it came time to discuss proceeding with the hiring process, talk of when, or even if, that process should continue ensued. It was felt by some council members that it wouldn’t be fair to hire a permanent chief of police (always referred to as a “gentleman” or “he” or “him” during the conversations, by the way) knowing that the position may only be temporary, should the council decide to, indeed, do away with CBPD. It was suggested that the council narrow down the list of applicants first to a top ten, then a top five, etc. Maybe to save time, all twenty-nine applicants should be notified of the possibility of the position being only a temporary one, and then find out how many of them are still interested before beginning the narrowing-down process. The council is planning to invite Westmoreland County Sheriff C.O. Balderson to meet with them to get his opinion on the issue. One option suggested was that CBPD have no chief of police of its own and be consolidated with the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office as a substation. Without the officers being employees of Westmoreland County, Sheriff Balderson would not have the authority to oversee them. Another suggestion was to have ONLY a chief of police, and that would satisfy the requirement of the town having a force, albeit a force of one, to allow golf carts to continue to be legal on town roads (So again, it’s back to the golf carts). How could this force of one protect the town 24/7?? Moving the former CBPD’s dispatchers to the county was done so that property and lives would be saved by reducing response times of fire, rescue and law enforcement officers. The consolidation was also supposed to save the town money.
Right now, it’s costing us an extra $100,000 per year. We’re supposed to be saving in the long run by not having to purchase a new radio dispatch system. Our system had become outdated, parts to repair it were very expensive (if available at all), and the danger of it crashing altogether was eminent. This consolidation, though not agreed upon by all citizens at the time, seemed to be the only logical way to go. However, doing away with CBPD, in my opinion, would be a costly mistake on the town’s part. Town taxes would not go down with the town’s decrease in expenses of operating CBPD. In fact, if Westmoreland County were to become responsible for providing a dedicated presence in our town, our county taxes will probably have to be increased to pay for the additional county deputies that would be required to do so. That would affect all county taxpayers, not just those in Colonial Beach. Well, that makes sense; who needs a “force” when you can have a “presence” to protect and serve you??? How would losing CBPD affect our tourism and economic growth and development? What law-abiding families would feel safe visiting our town knowing that we would have less of a police presence than we’d had in the past? What prospective new business owners would find Colonial Beach alluring to them? I urge the Colonial Beach Town Council not to make this decision without first giving all of the town residents and business owners a chance to speak out on the matter. They say we can’t afford to keep CBPD. I say we can’t afford NOT to. The council will meet again on this matter at a special meeting on Thursday, November 14, at 9:30 a.m. The regular town council meeting will be held that evening at 7 p.m. Anyone with concerns about the future of CBPD should attend.
thousands of young men who volunteered for service during the War of Independence. Demonstrating that distant tie to Cincinnatus, Washington’s officers in the Continental Army formed a society appropriately called the Order of the Cincinnati. This concept of people giving up one way of life to, at least temporarily, learn the business of war in order to protect their country, has endured to the present day. The stories are endless. During the Civil War, farmers, machinists, laborers, lawyers, ministers and doctors gave up their civilian ways to fight for their beliefs. Our area is full of these stories. Decades later, in both the First and Second World Wars, young people left familiar places and their civilian jobs to fight in places like ChateauThierry, Belleau Wood, North Africa, Sicily, and Guadalcanal. My father was typical of many in his generation. In 1941 he was a draftsman in Washington, D.C. working for the federal government. But, after he joined the Navy he spent several years as a Navy Hydrographic Survey technician in the Pacific.
Iwo Jima and Okinawa were a long ways from his drafting table at the Department of Interior. Later conflicts, of which there have been many, resulted in the same response. Average people, called to service, left their homes and jobs, and went to war. One of my friends at the Federal Aviation Administration had just finished college when he was drafted in 1966. He had wanted to be a biologist. Though, arguably, his first interest was his motorcycle. He spent the next four years (he served two tours) managing a forward supply base in Vietnam. It wasn’t by any means a safe job. He used to keep a loaded shotgun next to his bunk since the base was regularly raided by the Viet Cong. He is proud of his time in the service, but most important to him, he felt it was something he needed to do. That’s a spirit that has been carried on since, most recently, in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, we celebrate that spirit. It’s the foundation of our Republic, and that philosophy, so well characterized by that long ago Roman Cincinnatus, carries on today.
OP-ED Ruby Brabo Silence from the electorate places all of the power in the hands of a few elected officials. Election Day 2013 is now behind us, and your vote was cast. You have done your civic duty by participating in the election process, and I thank you for making that effort. Hopefully, you were able to acquire enough knowledge about the candidates for consideration. Now your part is done, and you can just sit back, relax and let your elected officials take care of everything. Unfortunately, that is exactly what a majority will do, and this results in an ineffective government. I encourage you to stay informed of the main topics of discussion at all levels of government. When something sparks your interest, take the time to gather more information. If you are still intrigued and passionate, then just maybe it is time for you to act upon that. Elected officials are put into office to serve the electorate, which means, in order to effectively do so, they need to hear from you with regards to the issues. There are many
avenues available for contacting your elected representatives at all levels. If you are not answered, hold your representative accountable. The local county level affords you a more direct link to your representative, and unfortunately that link becomes more disconnected, the higher the level of government. This occurs partly due to the larger number of constituents being served, but they still find it very important to hear from you. If you already know that there are certain topics of interest to you, then make that known. In a respectful manner, share your thoughts, ideas, comments and opinions. Remember, whether you voted for them or not, they are still your representative and are to serve you. Take a moment to write that letter, send that email or make that phone call. Do not perceive yourself as bothering your elected official, because there is no way for your representative to know how better to serve you than by hearing directly from you. The elections are over for now. Take a moment to reach out to your representatives at all levels and use whatever avenues through which they are sharing information, to help you stay informed.
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GW Birthplace honors Veterans’ Day Nov. 9 to 11 This pot belongs to a family in the lower Northern Neck. They think it was intended for hot chocolate. It is marked Theodore Haviland, Limoges, France. Above the name is a large “W” in a garland of olive branches and ribbons. The condition is perfect, and the gold-leafing is not worn. The Henry Lane family also has other pieces Hull in the same pattern. Indeed this piece is a chocolate pot, and dates from the late nineteenth or early-twentieth century. The pattern appears to be Apple Blossom, and the good condition of the gold-leaf indicates that it has had little use. As I like to say, Theodore Haviland is the Cadillac of Limoges china. Limoges is a city in France with a number of porcelain factories, Theodore Haviland being the preeminent one. Being marked “France” makes possible dating the piece to after 1891 when the international convention required items to be marked as to country of origin. The “W” refers to the jewelry store that offered it for sale. Having other pieces in the same pattern is not surprising in that this pattern was one of Haviland’s most popular, with pieces in all sorts of breakfast, luncheon and dinner wares. Unfortunately, many pieces of fine French china have become chipped or cracked over the years,
making ones in good condition all the more valuable. As an individual item this chocolate pot is worth $75. Other pieces in the same pattern likely would be worth less individually, but a complete service for twelve could be well over $1,000. Missing pieces in the same pattern possibly could be found at Replacements Ltd. in North Carolina, or online by searching for Theodore Haviland, or Apple Blossom china. A final word, all good china
always should be hand-washed, and NEVER placed in the dishwasher. This piece has survived in such good condition because it has been cared for properly. Be sure to continue to keep it that way. Happy Antiquing! You can reach Henry Lane Hull at Commonwealth Antiques & Appraisals, Inc., P.O. Box 35, Wicomico Church, VA 22579. Cell: 804-580-0514 or henrylanehull@ commonwealthantiques.com.
Morgan Howard, Travis Smith compete in upcoming Rockfish tournament Morgan Howard of Sandy Point and Oakton, has declared for the “Latitudes” angling team, captained by her father Rob Howard, in the upcoming Colonial Beach Rockfish Tournament Nov. 9 and 10. She will be joined by her pal, Travis Smith, of White Stone and Herndon. Morgan is a 2013 graduate
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of the Options program at Paul VI High School in Fairfax, where she competed in Special Olympics soccer, basketball and track. Along with the $9,000 in overall prize money, Morgan, who has Down’s Syndrome, will be eligible for the $300 Special Angler cash purse in addition to the Lady angler awards. Morgan competed this last August in the first-ever fishing tournament to offer a cash purse for individuals with intellectual disabilities. That tournament, a Spanish mackerel tournament, was held in the Chesapeake Bay and competed in fiercely by her family and friends. Although Morgan had caught plenty of blues during the morning of the tournament, she had not reeled in a Spanish mackerel. By the time the Latitudes team began to catch the Spaniards, the rest of the crew made up of her sisters Caroline (16) and Catherine (13), in addition to friends Abby (16) and Issy English (13) had begun to take the rods. Before the “lines out of the water” deadline of 3 p.m., Catherine Howard would reel in a 24” Spaniard, large enough to take first place for the $250 Junior Angler award category. Unaware of the leader board status, the team, near the mouth of the Potomac, found themselves too far distant to the weigh station in Kilmarnock, to meet the weigh in deadline of 4 p.m. Though the team failed to rake in any prize money, Rob stated, “My day was priceless. I spent the day with my three daughters and our good friends, the Englishes, fishing on the Chesapeake Bay …. and the memories I have of this day will last a lifetime. If any of the other boats saw a boat with teenage girls dancing to Alabama’s ‘Dixieland Delight’, it was ours, and while it might not have helped us catch a prize-winning Spanish mackerel, we had fun just the same.”
As a result of his experience, Howard successfully lobbied the Special Angler Foundation and the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce to add the Special Angler Division to the upcoming rockfish tournament. Travis, who is on the autism spectrum, will also be competing for the Special Angler purse and Special Angler Series points. He joins the team with an impressive fishing resume that includes a youth angler win in the 2012 Lancaster Little League Spanish mackerel tournament and served as Special Angler Ambassador for the 2013 tournament. He attends the Options program at Paul VI High School where he also competes in soccer, basketball, and track. He will be co-managing the nationally ranked boys’ varsity basketball team this coming season. Both Travis and Morgan are on a quest to pick up points for the Special Angler Series and boost their standings for leader board rankings in the state of Virginia and the U.S. The team (along with another Special Angler entry) will be equipped with the Fish Dispatch catch intelligence system during the tournament to allow family members dockside to view their live boat track and catches in real time. Special Angler Michael Hoyt, of Vienna (sponsored by Fish Dispatch, USA), has declared to be aboard the Marleigh II (captained by Mark Moran out of Cobb Island, MD). Both Morgan’s grandfathers and an uncle are also expected to be on the Potomac waters in separate vessels supporting the teams. Neither teams have publicly announced marina departure points for the tournament, but will eventually end up at the Colonial Beach weigh station by the end of each day.
Veterans’ Day commemorates the armistice that concluded fighting in the First World War on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. We are confident that George Washington would have approved this day’s commemoration, for as early as March 15, 1783, General Washington passionately advocated for his Revolutionary War veterans. Today we reserve this day to honor all who have served in our nation’s armed forces, even though its origins are embedded in World War I. Before the World War I Armistice was formalized, 116,708 U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen lost their lives. One such soldier was Sergeant Alfred J. Kilmer. A published poet and Rutgers and Columbia Universityeducated schoolteacher, Kilmer immediately answered his country’s call for Army service. Because of Kilmer’s obvious intelligence, the Army assigned him to a quiet desk job, but Sergeant Kilmer insisted on joining his men on the front. On July 30, 1918, during the Second Battle of Marne, Sergeant Kilmer volunteered to lead a scouting party in an assault against an enemy machinegun position, but it was a mission from which Sergeant Kilmer would never return. Most of us know Sergeant Kilmer as “Joyce Kilmer,” author of the beloved poem “Trees” (attached). And although Kilmer is
immortalized through his poetry, in many ways he represents the faces of the multitudes that never returned from military service from our War for Independence to today’s Global War on Terrorism. Joyce and his wife, Aline, had five children, including a daughter who died during Joyce’s deployment, and a son born soon thereafter who would never meet his dad. Most veterans, though, have made it home, albeit many with physical and emotional wounds, but all shared in the patriots’ honor of answering their country’s call for service. As the saying goes about our military veterans, “All gave some, but some gave all.” The National Park Service is pleased to honor Veterans’ Day this year with free admission to all 401 National Park units on Nov. 9, 10, and 11. We encourage you to consider visiting your nearest or favorite National Park. Most of all, the staff at George Washington Birthplace National Monument wishes to extend its sincerest thanks to all who have served, or continue to serve, and to our too many Blue, and especially our Gold Star families, whose losses no one could ever replace. Please read and reflect on the attached poem “Trees,” and whenever you see a particularly lovely tree, may it remind you of the services of all of our veterans who continue to sacrifice and toil for our cherished freedoms.
Alfred J. Kilmer “Trees” (1913) I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
War of the Cranberry Sauce
ranberries are called the super fruit due to all the nutrients and anti-oxidants the berries contain. In case you did not know, Wisconsin not only produces amazing cheese but also is the largest producer of cranberries. It’s about this time of year I start seeing bags of the little red berries in the produce aisle. When I grew up the only cranberries I knew came out of a can in one big glop shaped like a can. I was shocked the first time I learned that cranberries were actually berries. And on top of it cranberries did not have the shape of a can but the shape of small round balls. The things we learn as adults. I am not sure when it happened or what started it but I remember the year my mom introduced me to home made cranberry sauce. My mom was so proud. She put all these ingredients in a blender pushed the button and bam! - there was this stuff called cranberry relish. It was different, orangey, cranny, wet cold relish. I decided then I needed to have my own cranberry experience. I will admit – I did not learn how to cook until my daughter went to college. She left for college with me cooking spaghetti with green beans (a creation of my own) and came home to Chicken Masala. Thank you American Test Kitchen. During this time I found a recipe for Cranberry Sauce. Finally, I was going to get to create my own sauce. This recipe called for the usual cranberries and sugar but added apples, apple juice, cinnamon. This sounded like my type of cranberry
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sauce. Now I had never cooked fresh cranberries before so I made sure I read the directions carefully. I got all my ingredients out and started to cook the cranberries. At this point I knew cranberries were not shaped like a can but what I did not know was that cranberries pop. It’s not just a little pop but pop like popcorn. I loved it. As I watched all the popping I added all the other ingredients, knowing this was the way the Pilgrims made cranberry sauce. I was so proud. As I pulled it off the stove I just had to taste it. OH MY GOODNESS. It was amazing. I must have eaten half of it that night. I proudly brought it to my mom’s on Thanksgiving. I knew my cranberry sauce was the best – she would have to admit it. So we all sit down and I don’t see my sauce. There is one sauce on the table but I know it’s hers. Then to my horror my mom says – I added yours to my sauce! Are you serious … I was shocked as I scooped out the mix of my mom’s and mine sauce. I remember taking that first bite … to my surprise it was really good. Then I looked around the table and saw all my family’s smiling faces as they scooped out all the different dishes onto their plates. At that moment I smiled, as I knew my mom had won the war of the cranberry sauces because she had done what Thanksgiving was all about. Mixing an old and new tradition, which brings out the best in all of us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving -from me, my mom and my whole family.
Here is my recipe from Cook’s Country in case you want to taste how amazing it is. • • • •
1 bag of cranberries ¼ teaspoon of salt ¾ cup of apple cider ¾ cup of packed brown sugar • 1 peeled, cored and shredded gala or golden delicious apple • ½ cup of golden raisins • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon Bring cider, sugar and salt to boil in medium saucepan over medium heat Add cranberries, and all other ingredients. Simmer until slightly thickened and two thirds of berries have burst, about five minutes. Transfer to serving bowl and cool completely. — Elizabeth Clark, KG YMCA Executive Director
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Second graders love YMCA Learn to Swim program Leonard Banks YMCA Executive Director Elizabeth Clark has spearheaded a new swim program that has the potential of saving lives. In an effort to combat accidental drowning in the area, the King George YMCA in conjunction with King George School Board superintendent Robert Benson is bringing the YMCA Learn to Swim program to second-grade students at Potomac Elementary. “Every child should learn to swim—drowning is the second cause of accidental deaths among children,” Clark said. In order to make the program a reality, King George YMCA Aquatics Director Vicki King has assembled and coordinated efforts from numerous coaches and swim volunteers. “We are surrounded by water (Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers) in this county, and we have to do something to protect the kids,” King said. “We work with each group, no matter what their level is. Our goal is to improve their skills while focusing on water safety. At the end of six weeks, we may not get kids to know how to swim, but we would like to teach them how to float or tread water if they fell into the pool.” From the moment the classes begin
to the final swim stroke, kids are inundated with a variety of lessons that include the use of flotation devices to learning how to float on their backs. “One of the things from an educational standpoint is that they learn to swim, and they pick up skills that they thought they never had,” said Ken Novell, King George School Board representative and founder of the King George High School and Rappahannock Swim League. “Some were afraid when they started the class, but they found that swimming gives them a great amount of confidence.” In light of the tragic occurrences of drownings in the area every year, the YMCA Learn to Swim program hopes to provide the necessary emergency skills that will save lives. “They (the King George School Board) felt that seven-year-olds do not have the swimming skills that they should have,” Potomac Elementary secondgrade teacher and Dahlgren Sharks head swim coach Elizabeth Guthrie said. “We divided it up with kids with and without swim experience. I believe kids will develop a better appreciation for swimming, and I can get some of them on my swim team as a result. Most of the kids are finding it’s more fun than they thought.” The classes take place Wednesdays
Right: During the second week of the YMCA Water Safety swim program, Potomac Elementary second grade students enthusiastically await instructions from advanced YMCA Water Safety swim instructor, Ken Novell. Top: Swim volunteer instructors are thrilled to teach live saving skills to PES second grade students. and Fridays, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The classes are composed of 50 second-graders from Potomac Elementary School. From January through February, the program will spread to King George Elementary School, and from March through April, kids from Sealston Elementary will benefit from the program. “Both Elizabeth (Clark) and
I agree that living where we do (between two rivers), and with water-related activities being very accessible for our students, teaching a potentially lifesaving skill makes sense, particularly when we do so as a school-community partnership. The six lessons are offered at no cost, and are available to students with parental permission,” Benson said.
Right: Dr. Miles Press of Eye Care of Virginia and Deanna Lambertus from Walmart organized the health fair at the Walmart in Dahlgren, Saturday, Oct. 26 to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Middle: Dick Frazer from the Dahlgren Lions Club was on hand to talk about vision screening. Far right: Deanne Kroner and Anne Lyon were there representing Old Dominion University and the Rotary Club
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