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Fairview Beach Firehouse gets $50K more for renovations Phyllis Cook The King George Board of Supervisors has appropriated an additional $50,000 toward renovations underway at the Company 3 Fairview Beach Fire/ Rescue station located in Fairview Beach. The $50,000 was approved last week following action at a board meeting on Dec. 3. The funding was transferred within the Capital Projects Fund from the capital projects line to the Company 3 renovation project which has been ongoing since receiving funding of $100,000 in August 2012 to address the building’s immediate needs. Chief David Moody reported that a large amount of work has been completed on the project, saying the use of a part-time employee has allowed significant savings, adding that the work so far completed has exceeded expectations. Part of the $50,000 is expected to cover costs for some unforeseen

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New Community Care Clinic opening soon The night before my mother had a cerebral hemorrhage from which she never recovered we talked about how to deal with the impending bankruptcy by King George Medical Center which operated the Gateway Urgent Care. My mother was usually brimming with energy and ideas and this time was no different. We both had ideas of how to keep an urgent care operating in the county. I remember she told me this was all God’s plan and that it would be better than ever in the end. At that moment, I didn’t realize that part of God’s plan was that she would die less than a week later. The night she died I promised we would solve the problem and make certain the community wasn’t left without a full medical center. However, with all of the chaos surrounding medical services viable practices have not exactly been clamoring to pursue new ventures. Each day as we directed yet another patient away it became clear that waiting around for Dr. Charming to appear was not an option and that we would just have to do it ourselves. Well, while the urgent care service is not completely resolved we have taken the first step by an administrative opening next week of the new walk-in 24/7 TLC Community Care Clinic in the space adjoining the urgent care offices. Sounds a bit audacious but it is what Ruth would have done. After all, when I was in college my mother

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Congressman Rob Wittman visited The Journal offices to present a copy of his remarks to the House of Representatives on the passing of Journal Publisher Ruth J. Herrink. While he was at The Journal he gave valuable information and advice to the organizers of the Community Care Clinic, (l to r) Theresa Gauvin, RN, Arlene Jacovelli and Jessica Herrink. Louis Herrink (center) manages the building which will house the clinic, and which rented to the now-bankrupt urgent care facility.

Wittman’s Remarks: Mr. WITTMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the memory and the spirit of a true community leader, Ruth Herrink. Ruth served as the editor and publisher of the King George Journal in King George County, Virginia. Ruth passed away on Saturday, October 12, at the age of 87 after decades of service to her community. Ruth was “indomitable,’’ in the words of her daughter, Jessica, and “always wanted to promote things that were positive for the community.’’ The communities in and around King George County and our great Commonwealth of Virginia have lost an eminent spirit that connected and energized those around her. Ruth’s daughter, Jessica, will assume her mother’s duties at the King George Journal and no doubt has a difficult, yet wonderful, challenge ahead of her to continue in the spirit of Ruth’s intentions for the community. My condolences extend to Ruth’s family and the entire community of King George County. To truly honor Ruth, we can all learn from her example and her passion to truly improve her community and the lives of those around her.

Henry Griffin Road repaved with VDOT grant funds

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Phyllis Cook Henry Griffin Road (Route 704) has finally been repaved. The road near Purkins Corner has needed repaving for some time, with numerous county requests to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The paving was done last week at VDOT expense with state grant funding associated with the Shiloh Park construction project. And it was completed during the same week that action on the issue was taken by the King George Board of Supervisors at a meeting on Dec. 3. The board’s unanimous vote

followed a request for action from Travis Quesenberry, county administrator, who proposed the action item during his report. Henry Griffin Road was paved by using VDOT grant funding that was awarded earlier this year for the recreational access road for the park project. The recreational access road is going in at the end of Henry Griffin Road, providing access down to the park’s parking area. Fortunately, the cost of paving the recreational access road was much See Paving, page 3

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County gets improved ISO ratings ten years that may be used by insurance companies when setting premiums charged on home and business insurance policies. ISO ratings are often used by insurance companies as a factor when determining property and casualty insurance risk. The two main ISO reports have to do with fire suppression capabilities for homes and businesses in the county. There is a third report having to do with See ISO, page 3

Up to additional 30K tons allowable by year’s end Phyllis Cook The King George Board of Supervisors has approved an amendment to the county’s landfill agreement with Waste Management that will allow the company to bring in up to an additional 30,000 tons of trash by the end of this month. The additional tonnage would add up to $150,000 more in tipping fees to the county. The unanimous action took place last week at a meeting on Dec. 3. Waste Management District Manager Tom Cue had previously signaled that the request could be made while providing his regular quarterly report to the board at a meeting back on Oct. 15. At the time, Cue told Supervisors that tonnage for the third quarter of the calendar year came to the 312,000 tons, bringing the total for the first three quarters to 933,000 at that point. The landfill contract has tonnage caps that limit the amount of trash to a maximum of 312,000 tons per quarter. That adds up to 1,248,000 tons as the contractual limit allowed for each year. Cue told Supervisors at that October meeting, that he’d had a recent phone call from a potential new customer who hoped to bring 60-70,000 tons to the landfill by the end of the calendar year. Cue said if that firmed up, he would likely request a small increase in tonnage for the year that he hoped Supervisors would entertain. While presenting the action item at last week’s meeting, Travis Quesenberry, county administrator, noted, “This will make up for tonnage that we didn’t get several years ago.” The action will allow a maximum of 2,278,000 tons for the current calendar year. POSSIBILITY OF VERTICAL EXPANSION Supervisors have also been mulling a request from Cue to consider a proposal to allow for vertical expansion of the landfill. That potential was first tossed out last January. That would require a major contract change from the county as well as a permit amendment from the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to increase the height of the landfill by allowing it to go up to 100 feet higher at its highest point. There would be no change in the landfill’s footprint. The existing language in the landfill contract addresses the landfill height, saying, “At no time shall the height of the surface of the facility exceed 275 feet from

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The King George Board of Supervisors received copies of the latest ISO (Insurance Services Office) reports for the county, which are expected to go into effect on March 1, 2014. The good news is that the latest Public Protection Classification surveys performed by ISO indicate that its analysis provide classifications that have improved from the current ratings, last performed by ISO in 2002. ISO performs surveys in the county about every

Landfill tonnage increased for 2013

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Members of the newly reinstated King George Middle School wrestling team undergo a daily routine of endurance exercises inside the school’s tech facility. Read about the new KGMS teams on page 7.

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Choosing the right restaurant for your party Getting together with family and friends for a good meal is a great opportunity to reconnect and share a few laughs. Though such gatherings have traditionally taken place at private homes, today’s busy adults are increasingly turning to restaurants to host their mini reunions. Restaurants don’t require hosts and guests to wash any dishes, and hosts won’t have to find time to clean their homes top to bottom like they would if they were to have a party at home. Such a reality makes a dinner party at a local restaurant a lot less stressful for the hosts. There are a number of things to emphasize when looking for the right restaurant to host the next dinner party. Proximity Whether entertaining family and friends or a business dinner, the restaurant where you will be gathering should be easily accessible to all people who plan to attend. A centrally located restaurant that’s only a short drive for guests and hosts alike is ideal, as it cuts back on the time people will spend driving to and from the restaurant. Try to accommodate those guests who don’t drive by choosing a restaurant that’s accessible via public transportation.

Accessibility When looking for a restaurant, try to find one that’s easily accessible for any older guests who might not get around as easily as they used to or any guests who might have a disability that requires handicap accessible seating and restrooms. Many restaurants can fill both of these needs, but it’s still up to hosts to ask in advance so all guests have a comfortable evening. The parking lot should not be too far away, but if it is, ask the restaurant manager if valet service is available for those guests who might prefer it. A dinner party at a restaurant with family, friends or even professional colleagues often makes for an enjoyable evening for guests and

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Bobby Wease has Plan B BBQ of Montross Smoking Bobby Wease was in the sand and gravel business for 30 years. But today, he and his wife, Shirley, are known for pulled pork, barbecued ribs and smoked chicken. The Weases operate Plan B BBQ of Montross, along with their daughter, Christine Hamilton, and thanks to their hard work, Plan B’s business is smoking. “We serve all of everyone’s favorites,” said Wease. “Pulled pork, ribs, smoked chicken, Italian sausage, fried fish and hot dogs.” Chili and crab cakes are also frequently available. Wease, who moved to Westmoreland County from Maryland 12 years ago, began operating Plan B as a part-time business several years ago from a location on Kings Highway he shared with a real estate firm. This year, the family moved the barbecue business several blocks west, to 16829 Kings Highway, and began cooking, grilling and smoking their delicious specialties full time.  

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Price Perhaps the only downside to hosting a dinner party at a restaurant is that such gatherings tend to be more expensive than parties at private residences. Hosts should first determine who will be paying the bill. If everyone has agreed to pay their own portion of the bill, this gives you a little more flexibility when choosing a restaurant. If you, as the host, intend to pick up the tab for everyone, then you might want to find a nice restaurant with reasonably priced entrees. A five-star restaurant might break the bank, but you might be able to find a three- or four-star restaurant that’s still elegant and more affordable. If each guest intends to pay for his or her own meal, discuss with guests how much they would like to spend before making a reservation. Once you have an idea of what everyone is willing to spend, you can start to narrow down your options. Menu The menu is an important thing for hosts to consider when choosing a restaurant for their next dinner party. Many men and women adhere to certain diets or lifestyles that restrict what they can and cannot eat, and you will want to find a restaurant that can cater to as many of your guests’ needs as possible. Discuss any dietary restrictions with your guests before you begin the process of finding a restaurant. If the responses are slow to come in, you can still go ahead with your search, but look for restaurants that offer vegetarian and gluten-free fare. When examining the menu, take into consideration any offerings for kids if any guests are planning to bring their children along. Kids tend to prefer chicken fingers and fries over filet mignon and baked potatoes, so the restaurant should have some menu items for young children if kids will be joining in the festivities.

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FVB: Station will be staffed full time in 2014 From page 1 repairs that were discovered after the project began, as well as provide additional materials, furnishings and equipment. The money is expected to make the building fully operational as a safe fire/rescue station. SIX POSITIONS BEING FILLED Company 3 has remained open with emergency vehicles onsite throughout the renovations, but has never had full-time staffing. That will all change in early 2014. The existing county general fund budget for 2013-14 includes money to cover costs for the addition of six fire/rescue positions to provide paid personnel coverage at the facility beginning at mid-fiscal year, which is Jan. 1. County Administrator Travis Quesenberry told The Journal that Chief Moody is in the process of advertising and recruiting for new hires to fill the positions. The six positions will provide 24-hour coverage at Company 3, with two positions for each of three 8-hour shifts. RENOVATIONS ACCOMPLISHED Moody’s written report contained in the Dec. 3 meeting packet provided an overview of what has been accomplished so far with the original capital funding provided in 2012. The item/action list included the following items mostly inside the building: Demolition and removal of 11 tons of waste material from the building; fire stops installed between the lobby and 2nd floor living area; fire stops installed between the 2nd floor laundry room and 1st floor; heating-ventilation-air conditioning (HVAC) system replaced on 2nd floor; reinstallation of electrical wiring on the 2nd floor; flooring on 2nd floor removed and replaced with new; bathrooms on 2nd floor renovated with new tile, sinks, toilets and new plumbing and bathroom ventilation

repaired; stair repairs including new treads and railing fixed; 2nd floor living area and offices painted; 2nd floor acoustical tiles removed and replaced; 2nd floor electrical problems fixed (receptacles, wiring, fans, etc.); old kitchen cabinets and countertop removed; disposal of broken appliances; new phone system installed; new telephone/ communications data room added on 2nd floor; drywall removed and replaced on the 1st floor kitchen, hallway and physical fitness room; repairs to the apparatus bay to fit doors; all four apparatus bay doors and rotors replaced; concrete slab in apparatus bay cut and removed; double door in apparatus bay removed and covered with drywall; security cameras added on the outside perimeter and 1st floor. Exterior work items: Flooding issue resolved by installing new drainage system at the rear and side of building; water drainage going to the street repaired; roof drains repaired; rear exterior retaining wall build to control erosion; repair and renovation of the outside egress stairway; exterior doors painted; ice machine and HVAC drains repaired; outside lighting repaired and replaced; emergency call box and doorbell for the public installed; parking area seal-coated and striped along with new signage; overgrown vegetation cleared; exterior of building pressure-washed and cleaned. FLOORING SYSTEM FROM VOLUNTEER GROUP In addition to the work noted above, the apparatus bay floor is to receive an epoxy coated flooring system. The lobby, radio room, downstairs bathrooms and kitchen are to receive a decorative quartz epoxy coating. These will provide a non-slip, low maintenance and durable flooring surface for many years. This flooring work will be paid for by $20,000 from private funds

approved by a vote of the volunteers of King George Fire & Rescue, Inc. RENOVATIONS TO BE COMPLETED The renovations expected to be completed with the additional funding approved last week includes the following: Installation of fire/ carbon monoxide alarm system; repair and replacement of 1st floor bathroom doors; electrical repairs on first floor; exterior signage on building; kitchen appliances and shelving; furnishings for the 2nd floor living space to include bunk beds, mattresses, tables, chairs, television, office furniture, computers, shelving, etc., removal and replacement of 1st floor lighting in lobby, community hall and apparatus bay; gear lockers for the apparatus bay; exercise equipment for the 2nd floor physical fitness room; painting of the apparatus bay, community hall, bathrooms and kitchen; replacement of the 1st floor radio room window; removal and replacement of 1st floor acoustical tiles; removal of old ventilation filters on 1st floor community hall; and removal and replacement of 1st floor bathroom fixtures. ORGANIZATION The King George County Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services is a combination volunteer and paid department comprised of dedicated men and women serving county residents by providing a variety of “all hazard” services including, but not limited to, fire suppression, fire prevention, basic life support, advanced life support, water rescue, vehicle rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, emergency and disaster planning, public education and more. Those interested in joining the county team as a volunteer or as a paid firefighter or EMT are encouraged to apply. For information, call 540-775-8900 or email info@kinggeorgefirerescue. com.

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a bank, but she and the other organizers knew that women had a difficult time getting credit in those days. The solution - start your own bank. WomenBank opened in Richmond in 1977. In 1983 my mother called to tell me she was planning to buy a newspaper and a few days later she did. Did she have any newspaper experience? No. But when she heard the paper was for sale her reaction - was how could you sell a newspaper? So she bought the paper and then convinced me to leave the practice of law (not a hard thing to do!) and join her at The Journal. How could the urgent care close when there is clearly a need for a walk-in practice in the county and a need for more primary care in King George, not less? The construction loan to build the urgent care building was approved the same week the Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve Chairman announced that unless the federal government bailed out the banks it was the end of life as we know it - or something to that effect. We

built that building during the Great Recession. My mother taught me that when you hit an obstacle you make it an opportunity. She had no plans to let someone else’s bad business practices keep the doors closed to primary and walk-in care for our community. In fact, she knew that we could and would find a way to provide even better medical services, and she was right. The administrative opening allows for the intake of records and organization, as we prepare to formally begin medical services soon after the New Year. Please plan to stop in to meet the RN’s, and volunteers who are making this happen. We are grateful for the founding support of many and look forward to partnering with many others in the community to bring innovative medical solutions to the region. The new Community Care Clinic will be located at 11129 Journal Parkway, adjacent to the offices of Dr. Zavelsky, pediatrician. The number will be 540-625-2527. —Jessica Herrink

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ISO: Proximity to firehouse a factor in rating From page 1 building code effectiveness. The reports note that the way an insurance company uses ISO’s information may also depend on other considerations, such as its fire-loss experience, ratemaking methodology, underwriting guidelines and marketing strategies. County administrator Travis Quesenberry distributed the reports at a meeting of the board on Dec. 3, saying he had received them that day. He also said that he has requested an ISO representative to attend a future board meeting, probably in February. Quesenberry said he would expect the ISO representative to explain the rating process, the criteria used, and what it means to the county and to home and business owners. He added that the report and rating schedule used are very complex. In a nutshell, ISO ratings are based on a scale of 1 through 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst rating. Supervisor Chairman Dale Sisson noted, “And there is part of that that tells you that no matter what you do, if you are over a certain number of road miles from the nearest station, you’re going to be a 10.” Quesenberry concurred with Sisson, saying, “That’s right, if you are over five miles from a station, you’re going to be rated a 10.”

Sisson added, “We’ve known that, and strategically as we look at new stations and how we position our infrastructure around the county, we will take that into account.” The King George County Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services is a combination volunteer and paid department which has three locations in the county: Company 1 is located on Route 3 (Kings Hwy) next door to the Citizens Center and across the street from the Food Lion Shopping Center. Company 2 is the Dahlgren Fire/Rescue station located in Dahlgren on Dahlgren Road. Company 3 is the Fairview Beach Fire/Rescue station located in Fairview Beach. The ISO rating classifications do not include factors having to do with basic life support, advanced life support, water rescue, vehicle rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, emergency and disaster planning, public education and other services provide by the department. The ISO ratings are limited to fire suppression delivery and capabilities. FIRE DEPARTMENT SUPPLY The Fire Department Supply report has to do with fire suppression delivery system for structures within five road-miles of a fire station. The county’s rating went from a

‘9’ to a ‘6’. That means that insurance companies that use the ISO ratings may use the rating when determining the premiums they charge customers whose houses and other structures are within five miles of a fire station. This appears to mean that ratings for homes and other structures farther than five miles from a fire station would be rated a 10. FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE AREA (FPSA) The Fire Protection Service Area report has to do with fire suppression capabilities for structures within five road-miles of a fire station and within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant. The latest ISO report in this regard indicates that the county’s new rating will be a ‘5’ compared to its last rating by ISO in 2002, which was a ‘6’. BUILDING CODE EFFECTIVENESS RATING SCHEDULE (BCERS) ISO’s new Building Code Effectiveness Rating schedule indicates the county’s classification is a ‘3’ for one- and two-family residential properties and also for commercial and industrial property. Quesenberry noted that the county’s effectiveness had improved from a ‘4’ in this category from ISO’s 2002 report.

Paving: Road serves new Shiloh Park From page 1 less than the amount of the grant award, so some of the remaining VDOT grant funds have been okayed for the road paving project. BARGAIN PRICE Quesenberry told Supervisors that W.C. Spratt was recently asked to provide a price to pave Henry Griffin Road, with W.C. Spratt providing a cost of $14,940. Quesenberry told Supervisors, “We think that’s a great price. I got a letter today from VDOT saying the grant would cover that paving. So, I am asking the Board to authorize me to execute a change order to W.C. Spratt in the amount of $14,940.” Shiloh Supervisor Cedell Brooks voiced the sentiments of the rest of the board, saying, “We’ve been pushing for that for years. That road has been in bad shape.” Chairman Dale Sisson agreed, saying, “That’s a bargain price.” Quesenberry responded, saying, “Yes, and it’s a good thing we got this grant because it can be paid for under the grant.” HENRY GRIFFIN ROAD PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE NEW PARK Henry Griffin Road is the county road that will provide access to the park, which is projected to open as

early as fall 2014. The park project schedule calls for Bermuda grass sprigging to be planted in the coming spring to grow over the 2014 summer months. WHAT’S INCLUDED FOR PARK CONSTRUCTION The current phase of the Shiloh Park construction includes a baseball field and multi-purpose fields with space for two full-size soccer fields. The park will be equipped with installation of a baseball infield, pitcher’s mound and rubber, bases, foul plate, field markings, foul poles, chain link fencing, dugouts with benches, along with soccer goals, corner flags and bleachers. The fields will be encircled by a 1.8 mile gravel pedestrian/fitness trail that will loop around the perimeter of the park. The park will have a gravel parking lot, concrete and asphalt walkways, along with a service road to the wastewater treatment plant along with associated storm sewer and storm water management basins, and erosion and sediment control measures. It also includes well construction and installation of irrigation lines and a water reel. A future phase of construction will include bringing more utilities to the site to enable construction of a concession and

restroom building, along with field lighting, a pavilion and a playground. A former animal pound building and convenience center building are expected to be retained for use by Parks & Recreation for administration and storage, with future renovations. LOCATION Shiloh Park is being constructed near the center of the county on a 33-acre site near Purkins Corner, with access from Henry Griffin Road, on the east side of Ridge Road (Route 205). A county trash convenience center is also nearby on Henry Griffin Road. The park site is adjacent to the King George YMCA property, which fronts on Route 3 (Kings Hwy), with a county administration complex nearby currently containing the Sheriff ’s Department building and an animal pound. The park location is actually being constructed at the site of the county’s former landfill, which was the first municipal solid waste site in the state to have all its waste removed and to achieve “Clean Closure” status from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) back in August 2007. In July 2008, DEQ terminated the requirement for any post closure care or monitoring.

Landfill: Proposal will extend life 15 years From page 1 sea level…” The primary benefit to the county to allow the proposed expansion would be to add about 15 more years to the life of the landfill. That would mean over $90 million additional for the county over the extended timeframe as proposed. Cue estimated earlier this year that the landfill currently still has about 15 years of life, meaning a total of about 30 more years of dependable annual income of about $6.2 million per year, with his proposed vertical expansion. The proposal is being carefully and publicly considered. Cue has previously told Supervisors that if the permitted height of the landfill were to be approved, it would not be out of line with the heights of other landfills in the state, with two in Fairfax County which are over 300 feet high, one in Sussex County

permitted at a height limit of 510 feet and one at Bethel near Newport News permitted to go to 375 feet. The average height of a landfill in the United States is 320 feet. Cue is planning to take Supervisors to visit the Sussex County Landfill. The Sussex County Landfill is operated by Waste Management as Atlantic Waste Disposal, Inc. A date for that visit is now expected to be selected for early in 2014. HISTORICAL USE OF LANDFILL REVENUE The landfill opened in 1996 and revenue started immediately rolling in. For the first three fiscal years, Supervisors used $750,000 of about $4,000,000 in landfill revenue into the general operating budget. The rest of the landfill revenue went into the Capital Improvements Fund. Also, for the first several years, a portion of that revenue was

spent annually on much-needed maintenance and renovation projects to both county and school holdings, along with playing catchup on some vehicle purchases for schools and county. In 1999-2000, Supervisors reduced the amount to $700,000 and put a stop to all future year transfers to the county’s general operating budget. The idea was not to have the county operating budget dependent on landfill revenue, which was expected to continue for about 30 years. 1999-2000 was the same year that Supervisors shifted payment of debt service for large capital projects, including schools and government buildings, to be paid from the Capital Improvements Fund funded by landfill revenue. In the meantime, the county’s portion of the landfill revenue increased to a relatively steady amount, adding up to about $6,200,000 per year.

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and Religious Community Events shiloh baptist church will host a “Walk to Bethlehem,” Sunday, Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m. Join wise men and shepherds on this walk, led by Children’s Minister, Rev. Ray Tubbs, Jr., and lend your voices to heavenly hosts as we remember and worship the Christ Child. Then at 7 p.m., we’ll have our traditional “Little Children’s Christmas Program” directed by Mary Burnley Owens, who has been doing these programs for 70 years. Everyone is invited to these events at 13457 Kings Highway. For further information, contact the church at (540) 469-4646 or go to www.kgshiloh.org. new life ministries will present the original Christmas drama, “For Every Man,” on Sunday, Dec. 15 and Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served after each performance. (804) 2248447. Route 205 heading into Colonial Beach. round hill baptist church Church’s adult choir will present “Appalachian Winter” by Joseph M. Martin on Friday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. This beautiful cantata celebrates the legacy of early American carols and hymnody. Popular American carols, traditional spirituals, shaker and Appalachian melodies are woven together with narration to create a meaningful tapestry of song and scripture. Please join us as we celebrate God’s most precious gift to us, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 16519 Round Hill Road, King George, VA. For additional information, contact the church at (540) 775-5583 or visit the website at www.roundhillbaptist. com.

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. mountain view baptist church will host a Happy Birthday Jesus party on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 4:30pm. Anyone in grades K - 6 are invited to attend. Donations of new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots will be accepted. Come join the fun! Mountain View is located at 6713 Passapatanzy Drive in King George. 540-775-9468 for more information. moms in prayer int’l Mom’s in Prayer International will meet on Mondays at 9 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church 5590 Kings Highway, King George. Replace your anxiety and fear with peace and hope by praying with other moms. Mom’s in Prayer International gathers women together to pray specifically and scripturally for their children and schools. For more information contact: Peace Lutheran Church (540) 7759131. first baptist church in Colonial Beach, invites you to come see their Celebrating the Birth of Jesus program on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. Scheduled to appear are Minister Ralph Johnson and Voices of DMV; Pleasant II Mime Ministry; Eddie & Sherry Richards; Comedian Simone Ferfuson; Shante Collins and more. Master of Ceremony, Minister Darius Fennell. 619 Jackson Street.

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. love thy neighbor NOTE CHANGE OF DATE will hold a special holiday meal and party on Dec. 22 from 2-5 p.m. Items needed are listed on the web site. lovethyneighbor-kg.org. Event will be at the KGCC. st. george’s episcopal church in F’brg invites you to a concert on Friday, Dec. 13, from 7-9:30 p.m. Admission is free and the concert will be held in the parish hall of the church. 905 Princess Anne St. The concert will feature local voice & keyboard duo, John and Mary Vreeland with jazz standards & pop, bossa nova and swing standards, along with tunes by Sade, Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and Stevie Wonder. At Fridays @ The Last Resort concerts, held on the second Friday of each month, audiences gather in a coffeehouse-like setting to enjoy jazz and folk music played by top local talent. Coffee and snacks are available. For more information, email concertinfo@ stgeorgesepiscopal.net. Visit the church website at stgeorgesepiscopal.net.

“GIFKG” celebrates 1st year Grafted In Fellowship King George (GIFKG) is one year old! GIFKG began meeting at the Smoot Library the first week of December 2012. Hopefully, you have read the Hebrew Word, the picture language stories, posted in the Journal each month. As well, you probably have seen our ad in the paper each week asking an important question: “Do you Shabbat?” You might have answered this question by replying that you attend church each Sunday. But, have you actually looked at God’s word in detail to determine if the day most people attend church (Sunday) is the day God set aside? Contrary to popular belief, nowhere in the Bible (Old or New Testaments) was the Sabbath changed to Sunday. Of course, there is nothing wrong with attending

church on Sunday. We are to worship God on all days. But, He specifically told us to set aside the 7th day—the Sabbath. What do you do on Saturday? Do you acknowledge our Heavenly Father—or are you so busy with “life” that you forget? I can remember reading Old Testament stories and being puzzled at how many times the children of Israel would abandon God’s commands, and follow their own traditions—or even worse, the traditions of other nations! I marveled at how easily they were deceived. Then, when reading the Bible in its original Hebrew, I found out that I, too, had been “easily” deceived. I found that I was following the traditions of man . . . not the instructions of God. Simply put, Grafted In Fellowship is a Bible study group made up of people who desire to examine the

Bible in-depth to determine if we are following God’s Word as He commanded: Deuteronomy 11:26-28. The Bible is full of freedom! God’s freedom and blessings are always available: Matthew 11:28-30. Let me offer an open invitation for YOU to join us in our weekly Bible Study meetings on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m., at the Smoot Library. Understand, this is not “church on Saturday!” Come prepared to find what God’s Word really says. Join us as we dig into God’s treasure—His Word! Blessings & Shalom! Rick Blankenship Fellowship Leader Grafted In Fellowship www.DoYouShabbat.com

‘Tis the season

What is Advent?

The Christian season of waiting, expecting and hoping. The 4 Sundays before Christmas. A time to reflect on our need for a savior. The word comes from the Latin, adventus, which means coming or wait. A time to get us ready, not for a present opening party, but for a transformational celebration of the birth of Jesus. A time of waiting with a grace of joy mixed in. Like an advent calendar, each day a surprise and a countdown to a glorious gift, Jesus’ birth.

The Journal’s special church Christmas pages will be published in the Dec. 18th paper. Reserve a space now for your church’s Christmas worship services and special programs. Catch all those “holiday Christians” as they look for a place to worship at Christmas time. Cost for a 2x3 color ad is only $60. We can design your ad for you at no additional cost. If the cost of an advertisement is not in your church’s budget, perhaps two or more members can pool the funds and run an ad? The 2013 section promises to be full of services to attend at this most holy time of the year. So, get with your church officers and reserve your space NOW! Call Lori (540) 709-7495 or email lori@journalpress.com.

Colonial Beach Museum’s annual Christmas House and Light Tour The 2013 Colonial Beach Museum Christmas House and Light Tour will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14. Tour cost will be $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Ticket sales & Reception will be at the Museum, located at the corner of Washington Avenue and Hawthorne Street, Colonial Beach. Transportation for the tour will be provided. Museum doors open at 6 p.m., tours will begin at 7p.m. For reservations call the Museum at (804) 224-3379 or Betty (804) 224-8619. Come out and celebrate the Season.

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

8330 Fletcher's Chapel Rd. at 218

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

(540) 775-7247

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

Pastor Ed Johnson

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

Good Hope Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

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

Shiloh Baptist Church Reaching, Building, Serving

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

Oak Grove Baptist Church

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

804-224-9695

Colonial Beach United Methodist Church Pastor Rev. Yunho Eo

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

Two Rivers Baptist Church Meeting at their new church

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

Rev. Peyton Wiltshire

For Information call 540710-3831

Round Hill Baptist Church Worship & Service

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

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

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

Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish

Where all are welcome. Sunday Services:

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

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

For more information, visit our website at:

www.hanover-with-brunswick.com

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436

(804) 443-4168

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

Rev. Irving Woolfolk, Jr.

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

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

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

Trinity United Methodist Church

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

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

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

You're invited to worship with

Tabernacle Baptist Church

(540) 663-3085 ✝ Rev. Jim May

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

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

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

5486 St. Paulʼs Road, King George

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

804-493-7407

www.cbumc.org

Sunday Worship at 8 am and 10 am

Corner of Lossing and Boundary, Colonial Beach

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

"A Church where everybody is somebody!"

www.stpaulskgva.org

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church

Traditional Anglican Worship 1928 Book of Common Prayer 1940 Hymnal

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

(Psalm 34:3)

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

Holy Redeemer Anglican Church

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

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

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

All are Welcome! (540) 775-7006

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

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

Christmas Holiday section Dec. 18, 2013 Celebrate! (540) 775-5081

Bible School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service 11 a.m. Evening Bible Study 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7 p.m. Rev. Rick Crookshank 10312 Hanover Church Rd.KG

www.hanoverbaptistchurch.org

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

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

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

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

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

Each WEdnESday night for BiBlE Study

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

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

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


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Annual Holly Jolly Shop Local Event Gifts, food, stocking stuffers & more

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

This & That Wednesday, Dec. 11

Saturday, Dec 14 9-1 p.m. KGES Members of the KGFM will be outside, and homemade crafts & non-profits inside. KGHS Chorus will sing 10-noon • Registered this week: • Karen Slack, goat soap & lotion • KT’s Kreations • Lorrie Stone, jewelry • The Green Shed, windchimes, lamps, ornaments from recyclables • Jimmie’s Cornhole, games & bags • Dahlgren Lions, citrus fruit & poinsettias • DECA from KGHS • Linda Hollis, jewelry & frilled scarves • also registered: • Jim Harrover, corn hole boards & bags • Linda Hollis, jewelry • St. John’s Church, Alice Taylor with Honduras bags • Sylvia Webb, felted hats • Angie’s Wire-wrapped jewelry • Ridgemore Artisan Creations, hand turned wood & acrylic products • Two Sisters’ hand made earrings, quilted bears, 18” American Girl style clothes

WANTED: Addresses of decorated houses in the K.G. area that people might want to drive by & see. Rumor has it that a “Clarke Griswall” of KG (lovingly based on the infamous “Christmas Vacation” movie, has been planning & working on this project for weeks and by the time it’s done you just might see it “Glow” from Route 3. 10211 Hancock Circle, Presidential Lakes. At 5423 Potomac Drive in Dahlgren, the empty field next to the house is filled with Christmas lighted characters, train, sleds, deer, trees, arbor and many more items. This collection is from many years of decorating for their kids and now

• Christi Cowan, doll clothes • Ed’s Pens, pens & gifts • Koda’s K&K, pet-themed products for pets and people • Love Thy Neighbor (raffle & donations) • KG Historical Society • Sealston Elem. PTA-school stuff • Ruth Hornbaker, pen & ink drawings of local homes, buildings & businesses • Alfonso Lanzara, jewelry • Kordent, Inc. (KGFM member), jams, sauces & candy • Linda Scott, handpainted gourds • Mrs. Cluckers Best, eggs • Hickory Point Farm, veggies • Go Nuts, nuts & nut butters • Larry’s Produce, veggies • Peery’s Natural Cheese, varieties of cheeses • Audrey Durfee, hand turned wood bowls & bottle stoppers • Poppin’ Jon’s Kettle Corn • C&T Produce, veggies • Meandering Dragonfly, bags, totes, purses • Friendly Cottage Farms, greenery, misc • Mark Fike, photographs

Have you seen the lights?

the kids are grown and they are still collecting new lights and can’t seem to stop! The owners are Patty and Tommy Burgess. There are also other houses on Potomac Drive that are nicely decorated as well. Send in those addresses to lori@ journalpress.com. Or, send a picture in and we’ll try to post it so others can see it!

KG P&R What’s Happening

Saturday, Dec.14, from 9 a.m - 11 a.m at the Citizens Center Parks and Recreation’s annual Santa Breakfast. For years we have provided youth, ages 12 and under, a great experience to have a light breakfast and picture taken with Santa. In addition, there will be games and crafts and children can do some holiday shopping at the “Shamrock the Elf Shelf ” where they can purchase small gifts ($5 and under, many at a dollar) for their friends and family. Pre-registration (by calling 775-4386) is appreciated. Cost is $5.00 per child. King George Youth Athletic Association is taking Spring Flag Football registrations. Please check www.kgyaa.org for further information. Call KGP&R at (540) 775-4386 or come by the office to learn about more of our programs.

EXIT Realty Expertise is conducting its 7th annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit the King George Food Pantry now until the end of the year. Drop off at the office across from KG Domino’s, 7947 Kings Highway, between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. -2 p.m. on Saturdays. Checks may be made out to King George Social Services. Please note, we also remain an ongoing collection site for Love Thy Neighbor donations. Thank you for helping us to help others have a brighter holiday season!

New Boy Scouts of America Scout Unit is organizing in Col. Beach, VA: CO-ED SEA SCOUT SHIP 258 Please feel free to attend one of our Open Houses Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-noon & Dec. 17 from 7-8 p.m. to meet the new Ship’s Committee and some of the youth who are signing up. This unit will be open to interested youth (Male & Female) in the King George/ Westmoreland county area. Untraditional Scouting with traditional values. St. Mary’s County December events CSM Celebrates Concerts, Events Throughout December with Dance, Music Programs which began Dec. 2. The College will present special concerts and events from holidaythemed performances to student recitals and community concerts to celebrate the season at its three campuses throughout December. Music Student Honors Recitals are free to the public. All other performance tickets are $5 in advance, $7 the day of the concert. For information about any of the arts at CSM, contact the box office at bxoffc@csmd.edu, or call (301) 9347828 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts. The Fine Arts Center is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audiodescription for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two week advance notice. If you are interested in these services please contact the Coordinator of ADA at (301) 934-7614. Conveniently located across the Nice Bridge, the College arts department is offering a variety of holiday, musical, dance and theatrical performances for all ages.

exciting work that is conducted from Virginia’s Space Coast. Students also learned about career and educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). While at NASA Wallops students experienced first-hand the excitement of rocketry when they designed and built a scientific payload and launched it on a model rocket. This hands-on learning engages the students and creates interest and enthusiasm which carries over to their academic studies and career planning. “The introduction to rocketry session really brought the ideas behind spaceflight, and achieving it into perspective, showing me how many pieces have to work flawlessly to achieve success for the missions,” said Samuel Ashby from Powhatan High School. Virginia Space Grant Consortium Director Mary Sandy notes, “Scholars are inspired by the exciting work undertaken by NASA and the dedicated personnel who work there. They are exposed to a wide range of NASA programs from rockets to research balloons

to unmanned vehicles that study severe weather, along with the science and engineering behind them. They meet and engage with NASA engineers and technicians and learn about a range of scientific and technological careers.” Joyce Winterton, NASA Wallops Senior Adviser for Education, said, “The VSCS Academy participants are learning about the knowledge and skills needed for STEM majors and careers. They are an impressive group of students”. Through the online course, which consists of five modules, students learn basic project management skills, data analysis and teamwork required for a successful payload and launch. They also learn how science drives the engineering and space mission design process. Master educators work with scholars online, providing guidance and feedback on assignments. Of the 141 students who participated in the online component during the school year, 40 were chosen for the Academy based on course performance.

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Info meeting on Hydraulic Fracturing-(fracking) 6:308:30 p.m. Bowling Green Town Hall, 117 Butler St. Sponsored by Friends of the Rappahannock & Caroline County Countryside Alliance.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Info meeting on Hydraulic Fracturing- fracking- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gen. Dist. Courtroom, Geo. D. English Bldg., 111 Polk St., Montross. Sponsored by Friends of the Rappahannock & Caroline County Countryside Alliance.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Journal’s annual Holly Jolly Shop Local event. Members of the KG Farmers’ Market bring their “winter crops” to sell, greenery, local crafters with hand made items, and more. Great chance to pick up last minute Christmas gifts. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. KGES on Ridge Road. Inside & outside! Call (540) 709-7495. Friends of Smoot Library Book/Bake Sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Small gifts and more. Smoot Library. Inaugural CBVFD-LA Frosty the Fireman 5k and Kids 1 mile race. $20 per runner includes tshirt. Best Santa hat contest! Contact anyone at the fire dept. for details and entry forms.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Annual Christmas Party KG County Historical Society. 6 p.m. Shiloh Baptist Church, 13457 Kings Hwy. Covered dish. Next Society meeting will be in February, 2014.

Local home schooled students inducted into honor society On Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church, the Epsilon Lambda chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society welcomed its four inductees, Emilie Pizana Haley McKay, Joseph Holman, and Josiah Lowe. The induction ceremony was beautifully decorated and planned by Social Vice President Rachel Courtney. There was a talented musical presentation by local musicians, and we thanked our special guest speaker Terry Misch, our local 4-H agent, for lending us some of her time. Eta Sigma Alpha is the first Honor Society founded for homeschooled students. Its founder and the executive director of Home Education Partnership of Texas, Joanne E. Juren, has successfully grown this organization since its establishment in 1999.

Sophomores Passionate About Virginia Space Coast Experience Taylor Courtney of King George, was one of forty of Virginia’s best and brightest high school sophomores that participated in an exciting week-long Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) Summer Academy program at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore this past summer. Designed to inspire students who possess technical or scientific interests, the program has an online component during the school year that introduces students to NASA’s science missions and research platforms with a focus on the work of NASA Wallops and a sevenday Summer Academy experience. VSCS interacted with NASA scientists, engineers and project managers during the Academy to hear first-hand about past and future missions at NASA Wallops such as the Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) and the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) robotic mission, to name a few. Through dynamic presentations, facility tours and informative briefings, students became familiar with NASA Wallops and the

Virginia Space Coast Scholars is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), with funding provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia high school sophomores can apply in the fall of their sophomore year. Applications for the 2014 program are due in December. The program will be expanded to include more students. There is no cost to participate. In an effort to pipeline students to other VSGC and NASA opportunities, students who have participated in Virginia Space Coast Scholars can apply to participate in the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) held at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, during their junior year. For more information on Virginia Space Coast Scholars visit http://vscs.spacegrant.org/.

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King George Outdoor Club turns deer into meals Amy Minter Last Wednesday, Dec. 4, we had an anonymous person donate a deer for us to cut up and grind into meals. There was only room for ten people to be there. There were three girls and seven boys. Mr. Fike showed us a video on how to field dress a deer, followed by one on how to cut the meat and pull the skin on the deer. After he showed us the two videos, Mrs. Brobjorg (a teacher at the school) walked in and asked what we were doing, and Mr. Limbrick told her to look into the cooler. When she did, Mr. Limbrick tapped her on her shoulder, and she jumped back, and we all laughed at her. It was so funny. After she left, Mr. Fike got the deer meat out and showed us how to cut up a shoulder properly. Mr. Fike then asked if anyone wanted to try cutting the other shoulder. I wanted to do it so bad, but I gave it a second for a boy, maybe to step up. A few seconds passed, and no one said anything, so I jumped up and shouted out “ME!!” (I was surprised that none of the guys had stepped up before me.) I began cutting the shoulder meat off to allow someone to grind it into burger. When I looked up and noticed that everyone was watching me, I asked, “Are any of you going to do anything? I mean, come on, I’m a girl, aren’t the boys supposed to be doing this?” So I was technically “the leader.” It ended up that some of us were cutting the deer, some were taking pictures, and some were grinding the meat, while the rest were sealing the meat so we each could take some of the venison home. As always, safety procedures were in place because we were using knives and a meat grinder. We made breakfast sausage, deer burger, and roasts from the deer meat. We also got to talking about doing the outdoor club in a bigger room in the building next to the middle school, because Mr. Fike’s room is really small. It worked though, for this meeting, but we might be doing something bigger, and we would definitely need the room. So we thank the people who hopefully have and will let us use that building. The outdoor club will be also learning how to properly shoot with a bow and arrow. That is a different activity affiliated with the Outdoor Club but run by Mr. Woods. Hopefully,

the same people from outdoor club will participate in that, too. I know I’m going to try and do it. Anyways, taking part in the activities with this club is so fun, and it gives me something after school to do instead of homework. Trust me, it isn’t and wouldn’t be a waste of your time! All the meetings we have had are so fun. The second to last meeting we had was on Halloween, and we went on a little trail at the back of the school. We were determining what trees were which to find out where the squirrels lived. Then, when we went back to the classroom, and Mr. Woods showed us how to skin a squirrel. It was kind of funny because the squirrel was frozen a little still, so it didn’t turn out exactly the way he wanted it to. I think we all got the concept of it, though. In the end, I think this will be a very good experience. The last outdoor club we had, I think, was the most fun out of all the meetings so far. I can’t wait till we get another deer; maybe next time we can make some jerky.

Above: Amy sets up to cut the shoulder into small pieces to be ground into burger. Left: Justin and James grind the meat into burger.

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2013-14 King George Middle School volleyball team Leonard Banks Sports editor The foundation is set, and mold for future Foxes volleyball stars will never be broken. King George High School varsity basketball head coach Jill Wine is passionate about the game of

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volleyball. Rather than focus only on the development of the high school team during the off-season, she has stepped up to produce the Foxes’ first middle school volleyball team. As their head coach, Wine is thrilled with the opportunity to introduce the world of volleyball to 18 eager young ladies, who have a genuine interest

in impacting the KGHS junior and varsity volleyball programs some day. “It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to offer middle school volleyball to the students in KG with the idea to grow the competitiveness of our program while at the same time instilling the love of the game,” Wine said. “The administration has been

enthusiastic and supportive by getting this new program off the ground within the first year it was proposed to the school board. The staff and parents have been so supportive and willing to lend assistance to the coaches and the players are awesome kids! Our coaching staff has been so blessed to have such a great group of

girls to start this program. It is a joy to work with them everyday!” Wine will be assisted by Fox junior varsity assistant coach Steve Davis. KGMS athletic director, Billie Jo Derrow is working diligently to find additional middle school teams to play. Schools and clubs in the surrounding area that feature volleyball programs include Stafford and Northern Neck schools, Spotsylvania, and the Fredericksburg Juniors Volleyball Club. The Foxes has already experienced two matches against the Fredericksburg based travel team, FJVC Red U-14. “The King George Foxes did an outstanding job against this team,” Wine said. “Although we didn’t win, we demonstrated that our girls are ready to learn. We have only been practicing since Nov. 11, including a five-day break for Thanksgiving. The girls showed great enthusiasm, and demonstrated the skills that they have been learning in the little bit of time we have practiced. I was so proud of their effort.” The ultimate goal for the program is to impact the high school team with skilled volleyball players. “The earlier we can instill the principles of the game at this level, the more opportunities for the coaches to

KGMS Volleyball 2013-14 Roster Player No. G Erin Baker 9 8 Aiyanna Cooper 2 8 Molly Desque 12 8 Leona Gaither 8 8 Laura Greeley 6 7 Maddie Harris 7 7 Nora Heaney 10 7 Kayla Hernandez 16 8 Hannah Koepfinger 4 8 Mya Lyburn 14 7 Keelyshea McGarry 1 8 8 Ellie Meyer 15 7 Emma Morrow 8 3 Morgan Segars 13 8 Nicole Smith 20 8 Juliet Truslow 11 8 Tori Villoch 1 8 Kristina Zuniga 5 8 Head coach: Jill Wine Assistant coach: Steve Davis hone the technical skills of the more advanced players at the high school level,” Wine said. Together with off-season participation in the King Georgebased travel program, The Virginia Flyers Volleyball Club, and the KGMS volleyball team, the Foxes high school teams will inherit a pool of talented players capable of winning a conference 22 championship in the not too distant future.

Wrestling returns to King George Middle School Leonard Banks Sports editor The last time a King George Middle School wrestler grappled with an opponent was six years ago. Now, nearly a month into the winter sports season, 34 KGMS wrestlers have experienced three tournaments, and a wealth of knowledge thanks to their head coach, Rick Buckwalter. Buckwalter, and King George High School wrestling head coach Paul Kraisser have successfully pursued the issue of resurrecting the middle school KGMS Wresting Roster Abel, Collin 8 HWT Adkins, James 8 126 Anderson, Katrina 8 126 Banker, Ian 7 113 Bates, Ethan 8 140 Beaulieu, Joshua 8 140 Blom, Justin 8 220 Buckley, Teddy 8 113 Buckwalter, Nik 7 75 Dean, Brendan 8 170 Delgrande, Sammy 7 106 Gerberry, Michael 8 132 Gonzalez, Allan 7 126 Gray, Carson 8 132 Hankins, Tony 8 160 Herndon, Conner 8 132 Hoffman, Jeremy 8 100 Indseth, Ethan 7 106 Jones, Garrett 7 80 Knott, Drew 8 170 Knepshield, Tyler 7 70 Kraisser, Jeremy 7 70 Lewis, Cameron 8 152 Maxey, Thomas 7 106 Murgus, Cody 7 100 Price, Jordan 8 182 Ridgell, Cameron 8 113 Saunders, Tristan 7 120 Schmitt, Dillon 8 106 Shea, Kyle 8 126 Thorsted, Stephen 7 113 Virgil, Jesse 7 106 Williams, Derrick 7 113

wrestling program in King George. Prior to the season, only five KGMS wrestlers out of the current 34-member roster had wrestling experience. There are no restrictions on gender. The team features a female wrestler who also played football for KGMS during the fall. “Our kids are very ambitions, and very interested in learning every aspect about the sport of wrestling,” Buckwalter said. “I am immersing them slowly, because a lot of our kids are realizing that this is a tough sport to master.” While the team has won the majority of its exhibition and tournament matches, they must continue to train so that one day they will be an asset to the high school program. Currently, the high school is reliant on the King George Parks & Recreation sponsored program, King George Youth Wrestling Club. The club is a member of the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation. Kraisser serves as the head coach. Middle school coaches are allowed to shuffle athletes around during tournament competition, because they are not restricted by VHSL weight standards. Other than a daily regimen of calisthenics - push-ups, crunches, etc. - the team participates in a weekly

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Foxes sweep Caroline Icebreaker Invitational Leonard Banks Sports editor They threw caution to the wind, and delivered! On Saturday, the Foxes girls’ and boys’ teams convincingly swept the Caroline Icebreaker Invitational. Davion Hutt finished the meet with a double win in the 55-meters (6.75), and 300-meters (39.04), while Heidi Colwell impacted the girls’ team victory with a double win in the 55-meter hurdles (9.93), and the pole vault (8’6”). Other Foxes girls’ first place winners included: Ashley Perkins, 1,000 meters, 3:30.94; Anna Kniceley, 1,600 meters, 5:47.28; Alicia Callanan, high jump, 4’8”; Caroline Williams, shot put, 31’.50”; 4x200meters, 1:55.60; 4x400-meters, 4:35.09; 4x800-meters, 10:42.85. Girls team results included: 1. KGHS 146; 2. Fluvanna 113; 3. Monacan 46; 4. Appomattox County 44; 5. Caroline 18; 6. J.R. Tucker 15. Boys team results included: 1. KGHS 114; 2. Fluvanna 80; 3. Monacan 77; 4. Caroline 53.50; 5.

Appomattox County 50.50; 6. J. R. Tucker, 16. While the Foxes boys’ relay teams won two out of three events, their female Foxes counterparts obliterated the competition with a complete sweep of the relay events. Fernando DeLaRosa finished first in the 500-meters with a time of 1:10.43. Last season, the Foxes girls finished second in the Region I Indoor Championships, while the boys’ notched an impressive fourth place. A number of Foxes girls finished with All-State honors including Miranda Green,1,000meters, 4x800 relay team, 4x400 relay team, and Lindsey Armentrout, pole vault. Although the Foxes girls lost several key members of the team to graduation, they have a depth corps of athletes capable of ascending to the championship level. As for the boys, the Foxes lone All-State honoree, DeMarcus Epps has graduated, but there are a number of male athletes capable of filling his shoes.

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It doesn’t get any better than this! Shortly after winning the Caroline Icebreaker Invitational, the Foxes boys’ winter track & field team posed with the first place trophy, while enjoying the moment of victory.

Fox wrestlers enter this season with high hopes Leonard Banks Sports editor With hours of practice, and two wrestling meets under their belts, the Foxes wrestling team is primed for another exciting season. Led by state qualifiers Jacob Tucker (170 pounds), and Bryson Howard (145 pounds), the Foxes could potentially strike a blow in mainstream area wrestling. In an effort to bolster his program, Kraisser is keeping a watchful eye on the development of the King George Middle School program. The future of King George wrestling will rest on

the shoulders of the youthful contingent of 34 aspiring wrestlers. Kraisser will also utilize the talents of the King George Youth Wrestling Club. Last season, the Foxes finished seventh in the Battlefield. During the Foxes opening meet of the season against Courtland, Culpeper, and Massaponax, after two team losses to the Cougars and Blue Devils, they managed to defeat the Panthers, 45-24. Triple winners for King George included Kolin Johnson (120 pounds), Kyle Kraisser (160 pounds), Bryson Howard (152 pounds), and Jacob Tucker (182 pounds).

Match results, Courtland vs. King George: 120 lbs., Kolin Johnson (King George) won by tech fall over Jawaun Powell (Courtland); 132 lbs. Kaine Smith (King George) won by decision over Travis Dubrule (Courtland); 145 lbs. Tristen King (Courtland) won by major decision over Calvin Kim (King George); 152 lbs., Bryson Howard (King George) won by pin over Ismael Heffernan (Courtland); 160 lbs., Kyle Kraisser (King George) won by pin over Jace Cornell (Courtland); 182 lbs., Jacob Tucker (King George) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached); 195 lbs., Jacob King (King George)

won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached); 220 lbs., Joe Tyson (Courtland) won by pin over Aaron Goode (King George); dual meet score, Courtland 40, King George 36. Match results, Massaponax vs. King George: 120 lbs, Kolin Johnson (King George) won by pin over Michael Rinker (Massaponax); 152 lbs., Bryson Howard (King George) won by decision over Kyle Long (Massaponax); 160 lbs., Kyle Kraisser (King George) won by decision over Caleb Herrin (Massaponax); 182 lbs., Jacob Tucker (King George) won by decision over Austin Thomas (Massaponax); dual meet score, Massaponax

48, King George 15. Match results, Culpeper vs. King George: 120 lbs., Kolin Johnson (King George) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached); 126 lbs., Trevor Smith (King George) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached; 132 lbs., Kirk Hunter (King George) won by pin over Justin Kirby (Culpeper County); 138 lbs.,Ron Bell (King George) won by decision over Noe Maldonado (Culpeper County); 145 lbs., Calvin Kim (King George) won by pin over Richie Ekins (Culpeper County); 152 lbs., Kyle Kraisser (King George) won in overtime over Nick Monetta (Culpeper Coun-

ty); 160 lbs., Bryson Howard (King George) won by decision over Samed Johnson (Culpeper County); 182 lbs., Jacob Tucker (King George) won by decision over Cody Vick (Culpeper County); 220 lbs., Mark Bostjanick (King George) won by decision over Arturo Sierra (Culpeper County); 106 lbs., Logan Kraisser (King George) won by pin over Thomas Young (Culpeper County) The Foxes are scheduled to host a quad-meet featuring Caroline, Fluvanna, and Spotsylvania on Wednesday, at 9 a.m., and on Saturday, they will travel to Washington & Lee. The event will begin at 9 a.m.

Arianna Currier: KGYAA star on the rise Staff Reports Each season of King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) tackle football is replete with interesting stories, among these being outstanding team and individual performances, thrilling victories, heartbreaking losses, and numerous accounts of individual courage and perseverance. One of these stories of individual courage and perseverance involves eleven year-old Arianna Currier, a multi-year KGYAA flag football participant who was also the only female tackle football player this past season. And though she proved to be a highly effective and tenacious player for Coach Eddie McLaughlin’s Bandits - one of the teams comprising the KGYAA’s competitive Junior division (ages 9-11) – before she was even allowed the opportunity to prove herself on the gridiron, Arianna’s first test was that of winning over her parents to the idea of playing football with boys. Given her inherent sense of determination, Arianna successfully passed that test this past spring as a member of the D2 Renegades co-ed flag football team. That experience meant much to not only to her parents, but to Arianna herself. For while she was able to demonstrate to her parents her commitment to playing football, Arianna was able to gain for herself a tremendous sense of confidence through the hustle, tenacity, and fearlessness she exhibited on the field of play. Armed with these valuable qualities

and equipped with a burning desire to “prove that girls can do anything they put their minds to, just like boys,” Arianna happily registered and was assigned to the Bandits. Coach McLaughlin, having seen Arianna in action during the spring, was excited to have her as part of his team. “I was very happy to find out that Arianna was assigned to the Bandits. We had played against her in the previous flag football season, and she gave [our team] a very hard time in terms of her quickness and athleticism.” But as one would naturally expect, Coach McLaughlin’s excitement was initially tempered a bit with concern over her “well being,” given the realities of competing with boys in such a physically demanding sport. His concern, however, quickly waned as it was soon apparent that, true to who she is and typical of her approach to such matters, Arianna had come out “with the attitude that she had something to prove to all of these boys, and it showed.” As for “these boys” – her fellow Bandits - Currier says it took a few practices for them to get used to her, but then “eventually they came around and they were like my family.” She especially appreciated “having a lot of brothers” around that treated her “like their sister.” And when she thinks back on that special relationship, and that sense of family, Arianna says that was the “best part” of all. The physical demands of the sport, however? Not so much. “I think the most difficult part of tackle football is the injuries,” says

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KG Foxes and CB Drifters collide in annual rivalry Leonard Banks Sports editor Last Tuesday, at the Drifterdome, the Foxes and Drifters boys’ basketball programs brought the music to the dance. From the opening junior varsity tip-off to the final lay-up, the rafters of the famed Colonial Beach High School Drifterdome were rocking. The non-conference crosstown war between single-A Colonial Beach, and double-A King George spilled over into a confrontation of wills rather than the usual mechanics of high school basketball execution. While the Foxes junior varsity edged the Drifters, 25-23, their varsity Foxes counterparts, defeated Colonial Beach, 63-52. Anthony Howard led the Foxes with 20 points, and nine rebounds, while Drifters pointguard, Monte Gould finished the game with 28 points. On Friday, the Foxes varsity lost a nail-biter to Eastern View 60-58. On

Saturday, Washington & Lee handed the Drifters their second loss of the season, with a 66-62 win in the confines of Lancaster High School. JV first quarter The Drifters took full advantage of the Foxes slow start as Alonzo Turner opened the game with a three-point basket. However, the Foxes responded with an Ashton Howard jumper that cut the deficit to one point. Later in the quarter, Turner nailed his second three-point score of the night; extending the Drifter lead to 6-2. With less than two minutes remaining in the quarter, Anajai Lewis took it to the house on a fast-break assist from Turner, giving the host Drifters an 8-2 lead going into the second quarter. JV second quarter With a restless King George crowd screaming their hearts out, the Foxes battled back to take the lead in the second quarter. Combined with their

patented man-to-man defense, the Foxes converted four Drifters turnovers into layups. In the opening minutes, Tyler Wells, Howard, and Dreshawn Turner collectively tied the game at 10-10. In the final moments of the quarter, the Foxes added an additional four points courtesy of a three-pointer from Latrey Gutridge, and point guard, Eric Davis. Third quarter With a continuous press defense forcing the Drifters into turnovers and miscues, and the Foxes shooting corps capitalizing on fast break opportunities, the character of the game changed with the Foxes leading at the end of the quarter, 25-26. Wells opened the quarter with layup and a three-pointer, extending the King George lead to 19-12. While the Drifters managed to keep the Foxes lead within reach with scores from Chance Roy, and Saki Lucas,

the Foxes offense continued to execute with precision. While Gutridge and Turner extended the Foxes lead to 23-16, Patrick Newton on a pass from Gutridge closed the quarter out with a buzzer-beating short jumper. In the face of an all-out Fox offensive assault, press defense, and the delicate issue of the clock, the Drifters forged ahead. In the remaining minutes, Michael Mothershead cut the lead to 25-18 with two fast break layups. Along with a foul line shot from Wells, and jumper from Lewis, the Foxes’ lead was cut to 25-21. As fate would have it, the remaining seconds ticked away the Drifters hopes of a late fourth quarter rally. Varsity first quarter The first quarter lived up to pregame expectations as both teams rapidly zoomed through 36 possession exchanges that ultimately resulted in a 13-11 Drifter first quarter lead. After Lamar Lucas, Monte

Gould, Daren Jones, and Kamron Smith combined for eight points to give the Drifters a 8-3 lead, the Foxes finally began to show some signs of life. Within a span of a minute and 23 seconds, Howard cut the Drifter lead to 8-7, with three successive baskets. Moment later with 2:25 left in the quarter, on an inbound pass, Howard gave the Foxes their first lead of the game (9-8) with a layup. The Drifters responded with scores from West Virgil, and Gould to retake the lead (13-9); however, Fox guard Eian Chase scored after a steal and fast break layup to cut the Drifter deficit to two (13-11). The second quarter was a replica of the first, as both teams tied, exchanged the lead once, and finally tied at 25-25 just before the halftime buzzer. After the Drifters built a 1811 lead, the Foxes roared back with two jump shots from Howard. Within the next three and a half minutes, the Drifters battled back from a one

point Fox lead to tie the game at 2222—on a free throw from Smith. Dickerson also scored the final points of the quarter to tie the game at 25-25 on two free throws. In the third quarter, the Foxes built a sizeable 10-point lead that extended into the fourth quarter. Along with a pesky Fox press defense causing numerous turnovers, the Drifters never seemed to get back on track. The Drifters entered the final quarter trailing, 46-36. Gould attempted to get his team back into the game with a three pointer and two free throws. The Foxes responded to the Drifter rally with five trips to the free throw line, and a 54-47 lead. Howard’s slam dunk with 1:58 left in the game sealed the Foxes’ fate, and gave Fox fans a reason to jump out of their seats. Every attempt to rally from the Drifters was greeted with a Fox score. In the end, Sam Sharpe’s final layup ended the first of two regular season wars between two schools.

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Lady Fox swimmers continue to make progress. Leonard Banks Sports editor Redemption is at the forefront of the Foxes swim teams’ mind this season. At the end of the season,

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they will accept nothing less than a conference 22 4-A North Championship. However, in order to stand on the doorsteps of fame, they have to earn it. Last season, both Foxes boys’ and girls’ teams

narrowly lost to James Monroe, in the final Battlefield Championship. During the regular season the Foxes were undefeated in dual meet competition. Entering her eighth season as the Foxes head coach, Debi Bernardes is confident that her swimmers will gel and end the season by adding more hardware to the school’s trophy case. “We are looking to win the conference meet, place high at Regionals, and take at least 16 swimmers to states this year,” Bernardes said. “Historically we’ve had several swimmers who just missed state cut times by tenths of a second—who would have placed in the 16 in the state.” As the old saying goes, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and the Foxes will have their share of aquatic wars this season. Last Friday, at the King George YMCA, the Foxes boys’ swim team crushed Mountain View High School 171-115. On the girls’ side of

the pool, the visiting Mountain View swimmers overwhelmed the Foxes 191-94. First place Foxes boys results included: KGHS boys, 200-meter relay, 1:57.86; Ricardo BonillaVazquez, 200-meter IM, 2:21.04; Asher Bentz, 50-meter freestyle, 26.50; Ricardo Bonilla-Vazquez, 100-meter butterfly, 1:00.80; KGHS boys, 200-meter freestyle relay, 1:46.54; Stephen Hunt, 100-meter backstroke, 1:09.84; KGHS boys,

400-meter freestyle relay, 4:12.89. Mountain View girls swimmers dominated all first place finishes. As for the boys, Ricardo BonillaVazquez earned a state cut by winning both the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. In addition, the Foxes boys’ medley relay and 200-meter freestyle relay earned both state cuts, and team records. Returning members for the 20132014 season include: Boys: Asher Bentz, Ricardo Bonilla-Vazquez,

Stephen Hunt, Chase Manard, Matthew Marshall, Rudy Morrow and Billy Owen. Girls: Mo Elia, Kourtney Miller, Lucy Shippee, Catherine Wilson, and Ashley Ackerman. New Foxes that could impact the team’s success include: Heather Albert, Sally Owen, and Julian Bonilla-Vazquez. On Friday, at the King George YMCA, the Foxes will host a tri-meet against Spotsylvania and Courtland. The meet will begin at 6 p.m.

Brown leads W&L over Drifters Richard Leggitt Junior Treshaun Brown scored 27 points and five rebounds to lead Washington &Lee’s Eagles to a narrow 66 to 62 victory over the Colonial Beach Drifters Saturday In the Rivalry Tip-Off Tournament  at Lancaster High School. “We looked good at times but we looked sloppy also,” said W&L Coach George Hunter.    “Treshaun led us with a determined effort,” Hunter said. “But we just didn’t execute after clawing back to take the lead mid-way through the

fourth quarter. I know we will improve. We have still only had three total practices as a team.” Milan Bullock hit seven points for the Eagles and D.J. Weldon also had seven points. Montie Gould scored 31 points for the Colonial Beach Drifters.  The Drifters were scheduled to play King George and then W&L at Colonial Beach again on Wednesday. W&L, which opened the season 2 and 0, has a Friday game at King William.

Shanks 3, Keane Foster 9, Kamron Smith 2, Montie Gould 31, West Virgil 6, Lamar Lucas 9, Daesean Parler 2. Totals: 18 14–16 62. Washington & Lee: B. Hamilton 3, M. Bullock 7, Treshaun Brown 27, D.J. Weldon 7, C. Graham 3. T. Bickers 7, Jeremy Turner 2. Totals: 14 7–9 66. Three-point goals: Colonial Beach 4 (Gould 4); Washington & Lee 7 (Brown 4, Graham, Bickers, Weldon).

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CB Scouts Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Cub Scout Pack 258 with Troop 258 and Venture Crew 258 celebrated Thanksgiving together with family and friends on Sunday, Nov. 24, with plenty of great food, awards and some great skits. Cub Scout Pack 258 awards given were: Bobcats to Wolf Scouts  Jakob Reynolds and Brayden Street Belt Loops given to Wolves and Tigers for completed requirements in marbles, roller skating, pet care, video games were: Luke McMahan, Wyatt McMahan, Brady Melson, Shane Alford, Bruce Kelso, Jakob Reynolds and Evan Steffey.  Webelos: Andrew Brown, Logan Talbot, Hunter Norris, Alex Watson, Ty Street, Ethan Pratt, Jonathan Danchik, Wayne Shepherd, Jacob Jack, Kyle Haley and Tyson Lasse.  Some of the Wolves and Tigers earned a special patch for their recent visit to the Rescue Squad and taking the tour with member Pat

Fitzgerald. The Webleos presented two skits that they had worked hard on, making puppets for the skit to help them earn Showmanship.  Our leaders, which are volunteers, were presented with a small gift for their hard work and support in making our scouting program work, and are: Brian Talbot, Jeremy Brown, Stephen Haug, Wesley Melson, Jennifer Alford, Joe Meler, Stephanie Berry and Missey Lee. A special recognition was given to Ms. Janie Hopkins, as she was one of the founding volunteers to start the Pack in 1987. A special thanks to Ms. Janie. Boy Scout Troop 258 awards given were: Merit badges to Kaleb Huffman for Camping, and to Parker Lee, Joseph Baker, JW Musselman and Kaleb Huffman for geocaching. Caleb Parker, Zack McMahan,

Fletcher Lee and Austin Norris were presented with a patch for “I Did My Best” in recognition of their hard work and participation. The Troop also received special patches for going to the 100th encampment Heart of Virginia campout in Oct. JW Musselman gave a speech about working on his Eagle Project, a community blood drive on Friday,

Nov. 29, at the CB Rescue Squad building. Fletcher Lee just recently became

the youngest Eagle Scout for the Troop on Oct. 29, two days before his 14th birthday.  Congratulations

Fletcher Lee. Thanks also went out to our volunteer leaders Jim Musselman, Stephen Lee, Mark Phipps, Missey Lee, Arlene McKenzie, Frank A Alger, Jr. and Stephanie Berry.  Venture Crew 258 received certificates for all the activities in which they each participated in the last 6 months. 

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Mr. Simmons’ 7th graders rocket to success in science! In Mr. Patrick Simmons’ seventh grade Life Science class at KGMS, we do a lot of cool things. We have done eleven labs in nine weeks. The most memorable lab was our bottle rocket project. We constructed our bottle rockets from soda bottles, cardboard, a paper towel roll, some plastic tubes and a ping pong ball. I constructed my rocket with two of my friends, Calista Lide and Maiya Kraft. Our first launch was a major failure, as the bottle only went two feet up in the air. It

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A legacy of forgiveness and friendship High school subjects are familiar to most of us. There is algebra, a foreign language, P.E., history, and government, to name a few. However, in 1974, my high school added one called “Modern World History.” It was an examination of selected topics from World War I until the present. Our teacher was David S. Kerr Colonel (Ret) Gordanier and he had been to just about all the places he taught about and that perhaps is why he gave special attention to South Africa. It had left a strong impression on him. We learned about the Zulus

and the Boers. And we also learned about Apartheid. It’s safe to say that none of us had ever heard of it, but in the few weeks we studied the country and its harsh system of racial degradation, our reaction was pretty much the same. How, in 1974, did a system like this exist? Of course, we railed against, questioned it, but like most high school students, after we took the midterm, we moved on. But, in South Africa the struggle against this oppressive system had another 18 years to run. At about that time, a man who few people outside South Africa had ever heard of, was serving his tenth year at Robben Island Prison. His name was Nelson Mandela. He had been sentenced to life at this remote detention center and as one of his peers noted, “…in those days life meant life.” Remarkably, Mandela

survived and equally remarkable, though allowed relatively little contact with the outside world, he was able to smuggle out occasional notes and reflections from his Robben Island jail cell. Over time, more people in South Africa and around the world started to learn who he was. Nelson Mandela died last week. He was 95 and had spent nearly a third of his life in prison. He argued for freedom and the end of Apartheid. However, he did so in a way that made it difficult for his jailers to demonize him. He talked about human dignity and right along with that about forgiveness and a future of cooperation and brotherhood. Mandela, as his name became more politically charged was offered release on two different occasions. He turned them both down. He wasn’t released until 1990.

When finally the South African white run government decided it was time to move towards majority rule, it was Mandela who led the negotiations on behalf of the African National Congress. In 1993, just three years out of prison, he was elected President. What defined his term as President was his commitment to reconciliation. There would be no revenge seeking, no getting even with the whites, and no abuse of power. His message was forgiveness and friendship. Mandela once noted, that when you’re in prison, “they” can take away everything, but they can’t take away your heart and your mind. That is, unless you give them away. He resolved never to part with them. Which, for the happiness and health of a nation, and a powerful message to people everywhere, is his great legacy.

OP-ED The Op Ed Project- to get women “out of the kitchen” and onto the editorial pages. Whatever other reasons may explain the lack of women’s voices on the nation’s op-ed pages, the lack of women asking to be there is clearly part of the problem. Many opinion page editors at major newspapers across the country say that 65 or 75 percent of unsolicited manuscripts, or more, come from men. The obvious solution, at least to Catherine Orenstein, an author, activist and occasional op-ed page contributor herself, was to get more women to submit essays. To that end Ms. Orenstein has been training women at universities, foundations and corporations to write essays and get The OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world, it has a nonprofit and a forprofit arm (the revenues from which support our nonprofit activities). Launched with support and seed funding from Echoing Green in 2008, the starting goal was to increase the number of women thought leaders contributing to key commentary forums—which feed all other media, and drive thought leadership across all industries—to a tipping point.  We envision a world in which the best ideas—regardless of where or whom they come from—will have a chance to be heard and shape society and the world. The Project’s Vision is to create a sea change

in our world’s conversation by empowering a wave of new voices to join the important public conversations of our age, to take our equal place as narrators of the world, and to encourage and refer others to do the same—creating a multiplier effect that will alter the patterns of under-representation in media inboxes and outlets, and expand the earth’s talent pool. Our vision is also for a truly merit-based public debate. Rather than demanding editors meet gender quotas (perhaps at the expense of publishing the best op-eds), The OpEd Project presumes we are all equally smart, talented and valuable – and will be equally represented in public debate if given the opportunity. Why this matters:  We - our leaders and the public - are not getting the information and ideas we need to make the best decisions.   Our world conversation is currently an echo chamber that reproduces the same narrow range of (85% male) voices over and over. Even worse among academics: a May 2008 Rutgers University study found that 97% of op-eds by scholars in the Wall Street Journal are written by men. What is the cost to society when so many of our best minds and best ideas are left out?   What could we accomplish if together we invested in our missing brain power? Uproars over the sparse numbers of women in newspapers, or on news programs, in magazines, and on best-seller lists regularly erupt every couple of years. “It’s a teachable form,” Ms. Orenstein said

recently over coffee and eggs. “It’s not like writing Hemingway. You show people the basics of a good argument, what constitutes good evidence, what’s a news hook, what’s the etiquette of a pitch.” “What I want to suggest to you,” she continued, is that the personal and the public interests are not at odds, and “the belief that they are mutually exclusive has kept women out of power.” Don’t you want money, credibility, access to aid in your cause? she asked. During seminars, Ms. Orenstein lays out a basic formula for writing a 750-word op-ed piece (with the caution that “common sense trumps everything I say”): a lead connected to a news hook, a thesis, three points of evidence, conclusion. And don’t forget the “to be sure” paragraph in order to preempt your opponents’ comeback, she instructed. Women rise up and out of your comfort zone, and write your own op-ed. Send your opinions, suggestions, criticisms and praise for the world around you. Let others know how you feel about a certain subject. No one is asking for you to run for office, or pay a fee, or join an organization. You are asked to become a member of what has been up to now, a male dominated arena. Take off the gags, blindfolds and shutters. You ARE intelligent, knoweledgable, and do have your own opinion. Share that opinion. Write your op ed today.

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Participate in something new and interesting this week, Aries. The perfect activity will present itself in the next few weeks, so be sure to keep your eyes open. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, delay any upcoming shopping excursions for the time being. Your coffers are getting a bit sparse, and you need to conserve the rest of your funds. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Listen to advice this week, Gemini. Loved ones only want to help and provide support, so keep that in mind when those closest to you offer some guidance. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, your suspicions may be aroused by someone who has been paying more attention to you than normal. It could be something completely innocent, but right now you’re not sure. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Every day is a learning process, Leo. You will find that there are a number of new ideas swirling around in your head, and if you pin one down, you may be on to something. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Your colleagues at work may be making things difficult, Virgo, but there is nothing you can do about it right now. Just work your hardest, and things will turn out for the

best. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, prepare to juggle multiple responsibilities in the coming days. Be ready to multi-task and expect to be pulled in multiple directions. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, a small misunderstanding turns into a larger battle this week. But you have the power to put the flames out quickly by keeping a cool head. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you are having so much fun lately that it almost seems like life is a game. Just don’t get so caught up in the good times that you overlook your responsibilities. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you usually take your responsibilities quite seriously, and that is often for the best. Just be sure to let your hair down sometimes and have a little fun. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, some irregularities have begun to pop up of late. It is not up to you to figure out what is going on, though. Others will discover the truth. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, your head may be in the clouds, but it is quite comfortable up there. Just don’t linger up there too long.

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Another cry of wolf? lori deem Woke up this morning expecting a whiteout or at least blizzard conditions, but, it was another gray and rainy December morning. Watching the local TV news, postings on social media and weather alerts on the pager(s) in my house last night, I went to bed setting my alarm clock for 5 a.m. so I could get into the office early, and beat the really bad weather everyone was predicting. Alas, I woke at 5, checked out front of my house and the back, thought about going in to the office, and went back to bed. Even my dogs didn’t get up. Here’s another example of the news media getting us hyped up about something that we can’t control or promise will happen. Now, don’t get me wrong. I listen to the forecasters, but I take some of their news with a grain of salt. This morning, local channels were trying to make more of this storm than there was. There’s only so much filler with a mediocre storm. It did have the potential of being worse than it was. No doubt about that. A degree or two colder and this area would have been dumped on. But, c’mon guys, if it didn’t snow like predicted, say a thank you and go on with real news. Local folks on Facebook last night were pleading with county school

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officials to make a decision about school openings or closings. Gosh, even the forecasters couldn’t agree on how much if any snow we were going to get, how can a school administrator know what to safely decide? Yes, it’s nice to know ahead of time what to plan for the next day. But it seems like there’s no room for change or deviation from a normal morning routine. Like there’s no room for winging it. People want to know now. I know, I know, things are different than from days of yore. We’d go to bed (with pajamas on backwards & inside out) and pray for a snow day. It wasn’t until the next morning when we knew if there was good news or bad. If no school, we went back to bed, or went outside and played, or had to do “chores.” Today, with kids in daycare, parent(s) working, etc. it’s a little harder to get the day organized. Worry about that in the morning, not at eleven o’clock at night. Kids should be in bed, and won’t know the difference until the morning. I remember as a kid staying up late because we knew there was not going to be any school. Well, in upstate New York, they had school more snowy days than not, and I was miserable that next day. If you’re old enough, you’ll remember the old weathermen and their weather maps. Louis Allen of channel

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Stone channels and abandoned fire towers! Jim Lynch How did we get here? Twenty of us squeezed into narrow “channels” and under giant sandstone boulders? At the top of a mountain. The channels formed a convoluted maze, and we were lost. Well, ok, not so lost, but we were wandering around a bit before we found our way out!  How did we get here and why? One of the outdoor organizations I belong to is the Virginia Association for Parks. The membership is comprised of volunteers at our state and national parks. VAFP’s purpose is to support our parks in ways that state employees cannot, which means lobbying our state legislators so they will understand and appreciate the park system. Legislators are very busy folks, so they appreciate hearing from park volunteers. It’s a good group, and we have a lot of fun and we think do some good for Virginia’s wonderful parks. Our park system, by the way, is recognized as one of the best in the nation, something we should all be proud of. Twice a year, VAFP holds a conference to hear about the latest news and happenings in the park system, what issues might be coming up and how we can improve our volunteer services. The conferences are held at parks that have lodging facilities, and we usually have a chance to spend time at that park, as well as take excursions to other parks, natural areas or other regional attractions. The Fall conference this year was at Hungry Mother State Park. Hungry Mother is down interstate 81 in Marion, in the middle of one of Virginia’s most interesting areas: the Southwest Highlands. One of our outings was to The Channels Natural Area Preserve. The Channels, at 721 acres, is part of The Channels State Forest and is reached by a trail-head on State Route 80 at Hayter’s Gap (one of my friends who is from this area instructs that it is pronounced high-TERS). It is one of 61 Natural Area Preserves in the state, which is established to protect rare and endangered species.   Some of them are open to the public, but not all. So if you’re interested in visiting a preserve, check to be sure visitors are allowed. We were forewarned that the trail was a pretty steep climb. The trail is an old road built by the Civilian Conservation Corps to support the construction of a fire tower on top of the mountain. The mountain goes by several names, including Hayters Knob. Another name, Middle Knob, is the name shown on the government quadrangle so that gives it some official cachet!  Another local resident reports that they just called it “up at the fire tower.”   When the road was drivable it was a popular weekend excursion to go there for picnics. The fire tower, abandoned in

the 1970s, was built in 1939 by CCC Camp P-53 from Bastain. The climb is fairly straightforward: you go up, steadily climbing for three miles with an elevation gain of a little over 1000 feet to reach the top at 4208 feet. Very few level stretches. The trail, being the old fire tower construction road, is fairly wide in most places. The tread is primarily rock scree mixed with dirt, not bad hiking. It does cross a slab of a large boulder from time to time, not difficult, but slippery footing on the smooth rock, so care is required. The trail is bordered by two species of large rhododendrons, Common R. at the lower elevations, and Catawba R. higher up, with an understory of mountain laurel. Mountain laurel is more common, and larger, in the mountain ranges to the north especially along trails in the Shenandoahs.  So it’s interesting to see these plants coexisting here. No evidence of previous habitation; clearly the mountain wasn’t able to support settlers. We asked our ranger guides if there had been found any evidence of native American Indians being on the mountain top, and they said no. Smart Indians, I thought! We were pretty pooped by the time we reached the top and rested while we ate lunch under the abandoned tower. The state is considering restoring the tower so hikers can climb to the top and get a better view of the surrounding mountain ranges. There is also the fallingdown remnant of a small cabin that was used by the lookouts when the tower was manned. The mountain geology is limestone on the lower levels, being the base of a long ago geologic uplifting and giving rise to the cave formations that are common in this part of the state. As you go higher, the geology changes to sandstone, the remnants of an ancient sea bed. It is the sandstone that forms the narrow channels that we were exploring just off the south edge of

the peak of the mountain. Geologists theorize that the channels were formed by freezing and thawing during the last ice age. Even though the glaciers didn’t reach this far south, the cold and moisture was influential in forming these features. In some places, giant boulders had fallen into a crevice and wedged menacingly above us. But they did seem pretty stable, probably having been in place for 10,000 or more years.

The visit to one of Virginia’s many special places, was, as usual very rewarding and fun, not to mention a good workout! I hope everyone is getting out for some nice walks in the crisp air of late Fall. I’ve got some hiking trips planned in the next few weeks and will be reporting on those. And of course I continue to enjoy our local trails and walking in my own neighborhood. See you on the trail!

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Capital Caring expands hospice and counseling services into Fredericksburg and surrounding counties Falls Church — Fredericksburg and the surrounding counties will soon have hospice and counseling services available to patients and their families facing life-limiting illnesses. Capital Caring, a D.C.metro area nonprofit organization that provides hospice, palliative care and counseling services to patients and their families, is expanding their services offerings to Fredericksburg and surrounding counties. Currently, Capital Caring offers palliative--or pain management services--to patients on an outpatient basis in Fredericksburg, but the nonprofit will soon be expanding its service offerings to include hospice and counseling services. “We are thrilled to be able to expand our service offerings to offer the full complement of our available services to Fredericksburg residents and those living in the surrounding

counties,” said Malene S. Davis, MBA, MSN, RN, CHPN, President and CEO, Capital Caring. In addition to expanding its services to the Fredericksburg area, Capital Caring also will open its new Adler Center for Caring on the Van Metre Campus for Hospice Care in Loudoun County, Virginia. This new facility will provide more options for patients in need of inpatient hospice care. It will decrease stress on patients and their families by providing those in Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford, and western Fairfax counties to have easier access and travel time to Capital Caring services. “Our expanded service offerings in Fredericksburg and the new Adler Center for Caring will greatly increase Capital Caring’s capability to meet the growing needs of hundreds of thousands of area residents and their families,” said Davis.

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A couple from Richmond inherited this Queen Anne tilttop table.  The wood is walnut, and the top has a split across the center.  Unfortunately, the previous owner had the piece refinished, and applied bar-top varnish, thereby making it “glow in the dark.”  They ask if they should have it re-refinished to Henry Lane eliminate the sheen. Hull In 14 years of writing this column we ahve the first inquiry about bar-top varnish.  To begin by answering the question, yes, definitely have the top refinished.  Bar-top varnish only should be used for bar tops.  This table is a nice example of the Queen Anne style, and deserves being brought back to a more appropriate condition. The table dates from the early nineteenth century, and shows a simple design of the style.  The column shows good turning, and the traditional feet, although plainly carved, are in keeping with the overall appearance.  The top should be stripped of all of its finish, the split corrected, and a simple matte finish applied.  The table is thicker than most of this type, and the tilting latch should be examined to see if it is the original one.  If not, it too should be replaced with a correct form of reproduction.  As is, the table is worth $200, but is well worth the expense of restoration.  The color of the wood gives the appearance of it having been bleached, indicating that the refinishing process possibly should

include applying a stain to return it to its original color.  The best guide in that process would be to bring the top to the color of the underside, which probably has not been affected by the previous restoration. Tilttop tables remain popular, and usually command good prices.  This one deserves a better presence as the “bones” are good.            

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The KGHS chorus will be entertaining visitors at the annual Holly Jolly market at King George Elementary School, Saturday, Dec. 14. The event, sponsored by The Journal and the King George Farmers’ Market will offer gifts, food, stocking stuffers and more from local vendors. The chorus will perform from 10 a.m. to noon; the market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This weekend will be filled with events in anticipation of Christmas. Registered this week: Karen Slack, goat soap & lotion KG Historical Society The Green Shed, windchimes, lamps, ornaments from recyclables Jimmie’s Cornhole, games & bags Dahlgren Lions, citrus fruit & poinsettias DECA from KGHS Linda Hollis, jewelry & frilled scarves also registered: Jim Harrover, corn hole boards & bags Linda Hollis, jewelry St. John’s Church, Alice Taylor with Honduras bags Sylvia Webb, felted hats Angie’s Wire wrapped jewelry Ridgemore Artisan Creations, hand turned wood & acrylic products Two Sister,s hand made earrings, quilted bears, 18” American Girl style clothes Christi Cowan, doll clothes Ed’s Pens, pens & gifts Koda’s K&K, pet themed products for pets and

people Love Thy Neighbor (raffle & donations) KG Historical Society Sealston Elem. PTA-school stuff Ruth Hornbaker, pen & ink drawings of local homes, buildings & businesses Alfonso Lanzara, jewelry Kordent, Inc. (KGFM member), jams, sauces & candy Linda Scott, handpainted gourds Mrs. Cluckers Best, eggs Hickory Point Farm, veggies Go Nuts, nuts & nut butters Larry’s Produce, veggies Peery’s Natural Cheese, varieties of cheeses Audrey Durfee, hand turned wood bowls & bottle stoppers Poppin’ Jon’s Kettle Corn C&T Produce, veggies Meandering Dragonfly, bags, totes, purses Friendly Cottage Farms, misc We have heard from others, and are waiting for registrations!

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Helping hands From the left: Cooperative Helping Hands member Mike D u n a w a y presents a d o n a t i o n to Amanda Wonsom of the Northern Neck Family YMCA. The YMCA mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

At public buildings throughout King George you will see beautiful holiday wreaths and swags created by the two local garden clubs. Pictured above are King George Garden Club members and guests with some of the wreaths that were created at their December meeting.  For additional information about the KGGC, which meets during the evening, check their home page at http://kggardenclub.org/ or contact Linda Kline at 7759688.  For information about the James Madison Garden Club, which meets during the day, contact Verna Asbell at 663-4563. —Submitted by Linda Kline

Left to right: Cooperative Helping Hands member Coty Dameron (left) presents a donation to the Richmond and Westmoreland Counties’ Habitat for Humanity Tre a s u re r Harold Leifer. Habitat for Humanity builds houses for qualified low-income families. Cooperative Helping Hands Association is the fundraising organization established by the Northern Neck Electric Cooperative employees for community projects and support. The employees of Northern Neck Electric Cooperative raise funds through activities such as bake sales and their annual golf tournament.

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The basics of poinsettia plant care Although poinsettias are most often associated with the holiday season, they are actually tropical plants. In spite of their origins, poinsettias can thrive during the holiday season and even last long after the holidays have come and gone. Poinsettias are native to Mexico and Central America. Aztecs called the plant cuetlaxochitl. The flowering plant was first introduced to the United States by Joel Poinsett, the

U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and was subsequently renamed the poinsettia. The flowers of the poinsettia are actually the yellow blooms at the middle of the bright red or white bracts that form on the plant. Perhaps due to the bright red of the bracts, the plant quickly became a popular Christmas plant. It’s important to note that poinsettias grow in a warm climate and therefore must be kept in tropical conditions to ensure the plant’s health. Furthermore, poinsettias bloom in response to shortening daylight hours. That means they will need ample darkness each night in order to simulate the dark nights of short, winter days. To achieve this, you may need to put the plant into a dark closet for 12 to 14 hours each night. During the day, the plant should be in a sunny window where it will have access to bright light. The more light the better. Keep the soil evenly moist. Misting the plant will help it to retain some humidity. Also, fill the overflow saucer on

Donations are needed for King George ‘Shop with a Sheriff’ Program Several dozen disadvantaged King George children will go shopping with sheriff ’s officers on Dec. 18, thanks to the ‘Shop with a Sheriff ’ program sponsored by the King George Sheriff ’s Office, the King George YMCA and the Walmart in Dahlgren. The King George Sheriff ’s Office is receiving donations to help its 2nd Annual ‘Shop with a Sheriff ’ Christmas program, which will provide gifts and happiness to children who have been selected for participation by the King George Department of Social Services. Marilyn Johnson of the King George Sheriff ’s Office said, “Checks should be made payable to King George Sheriff ’s Office. Write ‘Shop W/A Sheriff 2014’ in the memo section. Checks should be mailed to: 10445 Government Center Blvd. KG, VA 22485.” The children will gather at the King

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your flower pot with gravel to allow water seeping through the pot to evaporate from the gravel. Hot temperatures indoors combined with high humidity will help the plant to thrive. Even one day without adequate moisture can cause the leaves to drop. Furthermore, decreasing temperatures can cause leaves to fall off. The goal is to keep the indoor temperature consistent. While many poinsettia plants are discarded after the holiday season, these plants can actually be cut back and saved for next season. Trimming back any remaining leaves and continuing to care for the plant by keeping it moist can help. To force the blooms next season, start reducing the plant’s exposure to sunlight in mid-September to October. Again, this will mean removing the plant to an area that is shrouded in complete darkness. Even streetlights or indoor lighting can affect blooming. If the plant does not begin to turn color before the holiday season, you may need to purchase a new plant and try again next year.

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• Crowther Heating & Air Conditioning • Currie Funeral Home, Inc. • Curry & Curry • Custom Yacht Service, Inc. • Cutz & Beyond • D & A Enterprises • Dawson’s Service Center • Dehnert & Clark Co. PC • Diane Jackson Artist Studio & Gallery • Digital Wisdom, lnc. • Earl Jenkins Masonry • Eckhard’s Restaurant • Family Chiropractic • Fleeton Fields Bed & Breakfast • Flowers For the Four Seasons • Franklin Sewing Machine and Clock • General’s Ridge Vineyard and Tasting Room • Good Eats Café • Grandma’s Jewelry Box • Hair Design Studio • Hale Auto Parts, Inc. • Hale Marine Parts, Inc. • James F. Hamilton MD PLC • Hang Ups • David L. Harris, MD LTD • Hoskins Creek Table Co.

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• Northern Neck Eye Center OD PC (Kilmarnock, Warsaw & West Point) • Northern Neck Mechanical • Northern Neck Office Equipment • Northern Neck Seamless Gutter Service, Inc. • Northern Neck Security, Inc. • Objects • Open Door Communications • Peggy Evans Garland, Attorney • Pool Side Spas, Inc. • Potomac Breeze Bed & Breakfast • Precision Glass & More • Premier Sailing • Pritchard & Fallin, Inc. • Pritchard & Fallin Properties, LLC • RCC Educational Foundation • R.R. Beasley, Inc. • Randy’s Dunn-Rite Automotive, Inc. – Kilmarnock • Ransone’s Nursery & Maintenance • Rappahannock Foundation • Rappahannock General Hospital • Rappahannock Record, Inc. • Rednex Sporting Goods • Reedville Fishermen’s Museum & Gift Shop

• Regent Point Marina, Inc. • Reuben Burton, Inc. • Rivah Antiques & Accessories • Rivah Consignments • Ross’s Rings and Things, LTD • Rotary on Stamps • Sagittarius Unisex Hair Salon • Sara Brown’s Salon • Seaside Thai & French Cuisine • Shear Pleasure • Sight, Sound, & Data Installations, LLC • Southside Sentinel • Steptoe’s Furniture Store, LLC • Stratford Hall • Symon’s Serves, Inc. • Synergy Global Supply • The Audiology Offices, LLC • The Box Boutique LLC • The Business Center • The Dandelion, Inc. • The Haven Shelter & Services • The Highlander Studios • The Hope & Glory Inn, LLC • The Inn at Levelfields • The Lancaster Players • The Lively Oaks Restaurant • The Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast

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• The Pedestal Accessories & Gifts • The Renaissance Shop • The Rivah Hair Studio • The Wharf • Thomas Beasley Septic Systems • Thomas Store, LLC • Tides Inn • Tina’s Tax Service, Inc. • Town Bistro, LLC • Two Rivers Communication • Virginia Radiation Therapy & Oncology • Warsaw Glass, Inc. • Warsaw Small Engine, Inc. • Waterfields Family Market • Robert S. Westbrook, DDS • Weekends • Westmoreland Players • Whay’s TV • Whichard Consulting, LLC (HudSon Virginia) • White Stone Pharmacy • Windows Direct of Eastern VA • Windows on the Water @ Yankee Point Marina • Yankee Point Marina, Inc. • Zekiah Glass


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