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2013-2014 Community Guide

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The King George Courthouse is located on Route operations of local government. The County Administrator’s Office is responsible 3 in King George. It houses the courts and the Com‑ for the overall administration of the county monwealth’s Attorney’s office. The Revercomb Administration Building houses government. The office directs the operation of all county the County d e p a r t m e nt s Administrator’s County Administration responsible to offices, the Dept. (540) 775-9181 the Board of of Community www.king-george.va.us. Su p e r v i s o r s ; Development, Office hours: advises affected the Registrar’s Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. parties of Office, the Dept. County Administrator Board actions; of General Travis Quesenberry ensures county Properties, tquesenberry@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us compliance the Dept. of Finance, the Dept. of Economic Development, the Service Authority, the Treasurer, and the Commissioner of Revenue. The Board of Supervisors appoints a county administrator who implements the policies of the Board of Supervisors and directs the day‑to‑day County department heads: Director, Economic Development: VACANT (540) 775-9181 Director, Finance: Robyn Shugart (540) 775-1657

with state and federal regulations; prepares recommendations on issues for presentation to the Board of Supervisors; develops and administers fiscal plans; advises the board of the county’s financial condition. County Administrator Travis Quesenberry is also the County Engineer.

King George Courthouse: 9483 Kings Hwy.

Director, Community Development: Jack Green (540) 775-7111

Manager, General Properties: Matt Clift (540) 775-4329

Director, L.E. Smoot Library: Robin Tenney (540) 775-7951

Dept. of Emergency Services: Fire & Rescue Chief, David Moody (540) 775-8900

Information Technology: Chris Dines, IT Mgr (540) 775-8576

VPI Extension Office: LaWanda Wright (540) 775-3062

Manager, Landfill Operations: Jeff Jenkins (540) 775-3123

Director,Va. Dept. of Social Services: Dave Coman (540) 775-7181

Director, Parks & Recreation: Tim Smith (540) 775-4386

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Constitutional officers Treasurer’s Office Alice L. Moore, Treasurer amoore@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us 10459 Courthouse Drive Suite 100 King George, VA 22485 Telephone: (540)775-2571 Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Mon.-Fri. The Treasurer’s Office is responsible for collecting, investing and paying out all county funds, and maintaining proper accounting for these funds. King George County residents may visit our office to: • Pay real estate and personal property taxes (due June 5 and Dec. 5). • Purchase dog licenses (copy of current rabies certificate needed at purchase) • Pay water/sewer bills • Obtain permanent decals for County trash disposal. King George residents may also visit the Treasurer’s Office via the county’s

website (www.king-george.va.us) to make payment, find ‘key dates’, and/or find answers to frequently asked questions.

Commissioner of the Revenue Jo Ann Ando, Commissioner jando@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 101 King George, VA 22485 Telephone: (540) 775-4664 Fax: (540) 775-5062 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. The Commissioner of the Revenue is elected to a four-year term. The Commissioner of the Revenue’s office is responsible for all matters concerning assessing local taxes, including personal property and real estate. Taxes are paid in the Treasurer’s office. The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office handles: • Virginia Income Tax Return Audits

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• Personal Property Tax Assessment • Real Estate Tax Assessment • Land Use Assessment • Veteran's Real Estate Exemption • Business, Professional and Occupational Licenses • Credit for the elderly and disabled • Meals tax • Transient Occupancy Tax • Reassessment • Virginia Tax forms

Registrar’s Office Lorrie Gump, Registrar lgump@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 102 King George, VA 22485 Telephone: (540) 775-9186 Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. The Registrar’s office maintains the official registration records for the county in which they serve. It participates in programs to educate the public concerning

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Constitutional Officers: Commonwealth’s Attorney: Keri Gusmann (540) 775-4442 Clerk of the Circuit Court: Vic Mason (540) 775-3322 Sheriff: Steve Dempsey (540) 775-2049 Treasurer: Alice Moore (540) 775-2571 Commissioner of Revenue: Jo Ann Ando (540) 775-4664 registration and encourage registration by the public. The office provides the appropriate forms for applications to register and obtain the information necessary to complete the applications. It updates the voter registration system to reflect changes to election districts, precincts, or polling places and attempts to notify each affected voter. It maintains accurate and current registration records. Any resident of the county or state may register by coming in person to the Registrar’s office, or downloading an application at www.sbe.virginia.gov and mailing it to the above address.

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Sheriff’s Office Steve Dempsey 10445 Government Center Blvd. King George, VA 22485 Telephone: (540) 775-2049 Fax: (540) 775-0376 sdempsey@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us Administrative Staff: Marilyn Johnson mjohnson@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Sher if f is elected to a four year term and is responsible for protecting the life and property of county citizens, enforcing state and county law and serving court papers. The Sheriff 's office has 44 full time and 17 part-time employees. Services provided by the office include: Law enforcement, criminal/narcotic investigations, court security, child safety

seat technicians, honor guard, dive team, special response team (SRT), K-9 services, school resource officers, selective traffic enforcement, civil process, search and rescue services, bicycle patrol, three forensic technicians, special programs (such as crime prevention programs), home/business security check service, project lifesaver, neighborhood watch, funeral escort and traffic services, and special talks/programs available upon request. The Animal Control division is under the direction of the Sheriff.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Keri Gusmann 9483 Kings Highway #4 King George, VA 22485 Telephone: 775-4442 Fax: (540) 775 7310 • Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Kathryn Cary • Victim-Witness Program Director, Kristen Perez

Constitutional officers • Circuit Court Case Administrator, Pam Loring •Lower Court Case Administrator, Donna Norford • Administrative Assistant, Kate Hannick The King George Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is dedicated to effectively prosecuting all crimes committed in the County. The office uses the most sophisticated and up-to-date tools and procedures in the prosecution of criminal cases, as well as to enhance law enforcement, to solve and prevent crime. They are also dedicated to respectful service and information to all crime victims and witnesses. The Virginia Constitution provides that each county and city shall elect a Commonwealth’s Attorney, every four years, to prosecute felony criminal cases. The Commonwealth’s Attorney may also handle misdemeanors and other civil

matters on behalf of the county or other counties, at his or her discretion. The King George Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office handles all felonies, most misdemeanors for which a person could receive jail time (class 1 & 2), and certain civil litigation on behalf of the County. These cases are tried in three separate courts: Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court; General District Court; and Circuit Court. The Office currently handles approximately 5,000 cases per year. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office understands the impact of crime on victims, witnesses and society. The Victim-Witness Program is available at any time to explain victims’ rights, assist witnesses and explain the court process. In addition to prosecuting cases, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office works closely with other law enforcement agencies to prevent and solve crime.

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Board of Supervisors

Cedell Brooks

Shiloh District (540) 775-9465 cbfh98@verizon.net

Ruby Brabo

Dahlgren District (540) 200-8640 rubyb@ co.kinggeorge.state.va.us

The King George Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the county. The five‑member board is elected for four‑year terms on a staggered basis. Contact information is provided with home phone numbers and email addresses. The board is responsible for setting policies, directing county services and appointing citizens to various boards, commissions and committees, which provide

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Joe Grzeika

James Madison District (540) 775-2190 jgrzeika@ co.kinggeorge.state.va.us

John P. LoBuglio

Dale Sisson, Jr.

James Monroe District (540)644-9999 jlobuglio@ co.kinggeorge.state.va.us

At-Large District (540) 775-0271 sisson4kg@msn.com

services or act as advisory bodies to the board. As part of its legislative responsibilities, the board adopts the county and School Board budgets, levies taxes, appropriates funds, constructs and maintains county buildings, and approves and enforces the County Code. The County Code is a set of ordinances which protects the health, safety and welfare of citizens.

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MEETINGS: Regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors are held on the first and third Tuesdays of most months at 6 p.m. in the Combs Board Room of the Revercomb Administration Building located behind the Courthouse. A meeting calendar is posted on the county Web site: www.co.king-george.va.us


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County offices

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Community Development Jack Green, AICP, Director J. Bradley Hudson, CBO, Building Official 10459 Courthouse Dr. Suite 104 King George, VA 22485 Telephone: (540) 775-7111 Fax: (540) 775-3139 The Dept. of Community Development is responsible for administration of the County’s land use codes, E-911 Address System, and serves as Staff to the King George County Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Wetlands Board and the Board of Building Code of Appeals. The office is located in Suite 104, of the County Administration Building. The hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F.

Commissions & Boards:

The King George County Planning Commission is a ten member Board that meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of the Revercomb Building. The Planning Commission is responsible for development of the County’s long range Comprehensive Plan; preparation of the County’s Capital Improvement Program; holds public hearings for rezoning, and special exception requests, reviews proposed subdivision plans, and commercial and industrial site plans. The King George County Board of Zoning Appeals is a seven member Board that meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of the Revercomb building. The Board is responsible for hearing and acting on appeals of decisions made by the King George County Zoning Administrator.

Community Development Staff Listing: Rick Herron, Building Technical Assistant Mike Muncie, Building/E&S Inspector Heather Straughan, Zoning Enforcement Officer/Planner Kyle Conboy GIS Coordinator Dave Birge, GIS Analyst Lavita Cobb, Permit Technician Rosanna McVicker-Permit Tech. The King George County Wetlands Board is a five member Board that meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of the Revercomb Building. The Board is responsible for hearing and acting on requests for shoreline modification. The Board of Building Code of Appeals is a seven member Board that meets as required. The Board is responsible for hearing and acting on appeals of decisions made by the King George County Building Official. The Community Development Office is responsible for the review and issuance of building permits, review of subdivision plans, review of commercial and industrial site plans, prepares amendments to the subdivision and zoning ordinances, develops and maintains the County’s geographic information system, and oversees the administration of the County’s E-911 address system.

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The residential building review process typically requires 7-10 business days. The Commercial building permit review process generally requires three business weeks. The Department also issues some residential permits, such as decks, prefab

sheds, minor electric, mechanical and plumbing upgrades and demolition permits, over the counter on the same day. Information on building applications, requirements and inspections is available to the public.

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County offices Finance Dept. Director of Finance Robyn Shugart 10459 Courthouse Drive Suite 201 King George, VA 22485 Telephone: (540) 775-1657 Fax: (540) 775-7692 The Finance Department consists of ten professional staff members responsible for financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, auditing, accounting, payroll, risk management, fixed assets, utility Shugart billing, procurement and operating and capital budgeting. These services are provided for more than twenty County departments, Agencies, Constitutional Offices and Authorities. T h e C ou nt y h a s c on s o l i d at e d

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accounting, payroll and procurement with King George County Public Schools and has a $63 million operating and $5.8 million capital budget for fiscal year 2011-2012. King George County has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award since we began applying more than eight years ago. We also received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Awards each year for more than seven years. In addition, we hold bond ratings from the three major rating agencies of Aa2, AA and AA-.

Office of Economic Development 10459 Courthouse Drive Suite 200 King George, VA 22485 Telephone: (540) 775-8524 Fax: (540) 775-5248 The Office of Economic Development's primary mission is to increase business capital and create job opportunities within the county through the attraction,

retention, and expansion of quality, diverse businesses and industries, all while maintaining the rural character of the county. The office prides itself on its ability to work with all types and sizes of businesses-from the small entrepreneur with a potential business idea to the large business considering a corporate expansion or relocation. Core functions include meeting and assisting investors, developers, and citizens interested in development property for quality commercial and industrial use, identifying available sites and buildings in the county, collecting, disseminating, and maintaining socio-demographic and business data and information, assisting entrepreneurs interested in starting a new business in the county by reviewing business plans and discussing regulatory and tax requirements, assisting existing businesses interested in expanding, providing current market and labor information about the county and the region to interested businesses, developers, and consultants, and working closely with local, regional and state economic development organizations and departments. Business owners interested in expanding

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Service Authority General Manager Christopher Thomas Telephone: (540) 775-2746 After hours utility outages: (540) 775-2049 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. The King George County Service Authority (PSA) operates the county’s water and sewer systems, located in various areas of the locality. The general manager of the PSA is Christopher Thomas. cthomas@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us. Applications for service can be obtained online. The Service Authority's operations center is located at 9207 Kings Highway, King George, VA. The General Manager's office is on the second floor of the Revercomb Building. Billing is every second month, with a pre-addressed mailing envelope provided. Customers have the option of paying bills in person at the Treasurer’s office, located on the main floor of the Revercomb Ad-

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ministration Building. There is an afterhours box outside the building. After-hours utility outages or emergencies may be reported to the Sheriff ’s office 24-hour dispatch center at (540) 775-2049, with on-call technicians immediately dispatched to the emergency. PSA Board members are the same as those listed as members of the Board of Supervisors. PSA meetings take place on the first and third Tuesdays of most months at 6 p.m.

Trash Services Telephone: (540) 775-3321 Full Service Landfill Birchwood Creek Road Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Sun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop Off Convenience Site Henry Griffin Rd. (off Rt 205) Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Sun. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vehicles must display a

King George-issued decal. Free trash disposal is available for King George County residents. Residents may bring their trash to either of two county trash convenience drop off centers. Vehicles must display a King Georgeissued decal. Both convenience centers are open everyday year round, except July 4, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Call (540) 775-3321 with questions.

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The court system in King George consists of the Circuit Court and the King George Combined Courts. Both are located in the King George Courthouse. The Clerk's Office is the administrative arm of the Courts. The Clerk of the Court is the Court's administrative officer responsible for all office functions such as Records Management, Personnel Management, Financial Management, and Public Relations.The Clerk of the Court develops, implements, and administers procedures necessary for the efficient operation of the Clerk's Office.

Clerk of the Combined Courts Lynn Tierney (540) 775-2390 P.O. Box 279 King George, VA 22485 The King George Combined D i s t r i c t C ou r t s are comprised of General District C o u r t , Tr a f f i c , Criminal, Civil Divisions and Small Claims Court; Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, which includes

Juvenile Traffic, Delinquency, Custody/ Visitation, and Status Offenses; and Domestic Relations, which includes Misdemeanors, Felonies, Capiases/ Show Cause, Civil Support and Criminal Support. These cases are tried in two separate courts: Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court and General District Court. The Office handles approximately 10,000 cases per year.

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of land, records of easements, certificates of satisfaction, wills, judgments and liens, trusts, etc. The King George Circuit Court clerk’s office is where you file business names, obtain marriage licenses, and apply for concealed weapons permits. The Clerk also probates wills and collects court fees, fines and costs. The Clerk’s office has many records of historical interest going back to 1721. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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Animal Control  KGAC is operated by three full-time and two part-time personnel. Rabies clinics are held twice a year, spring and fall. Dogs and cats must be three months or older and have written proof of current rabies to get a three-year vaccine. All others receive a one-year vaccine. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. Vaccines are $5 each. County dog licenses can be purchased at KGAC or at the Treasurer’s Office, for $10 for unaltered animals and $5 for altered, kennel licenses are also available. KGAC invites the public to come visit.  School group tours can be arranged in advance.  Many local school children have done fundraising and food collections for the animals at the pound.  Volunteers, along with support from King George Animal Rescue League (KGARL) and the community, give the animals extra care, medical attention, grooming and exercise. They also help find homes for the unwanted and provide transportation to rescues. If you have any questions about KGAC or how to become a volunteer, call 540-775-2120. 

At the Spring 2013 Rabies clinic held in May King George Animal Control, with the help of dedicated volunteers, vaccinated over 300 animals.

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King George Animal Rescue League will issue vouchers for low cost clinics to county residents wishing to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered.  The voucher covers the entire cost of the surgery.  To receive a voucher, call 888542-7582 or email spay@kgarl.org.

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Animal Control pound animals, exercise, socialize and groom animals, as well as other opportunities. Donations to KGARL can be sent to P.O. Box 1003, Dahlgren, VA 22448 or you can donate through PayPal on their website at www.kgarl.org Preventing overpopulation of dogs and cats will reduce the number of homeless animals, spread of disease and needless suffering. If you own a dog or cat, be responsible and have your Kevin J. Eller Animal Control Officer 11377 Citizens' Way, KG Phone: (540) 775-2120 Fax: (540) 775-5770

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pet spayed/neutered. The law requires all animals adopted from the KGAC to be spayed/neutered within 30 days of adoption. King George Animal Rescue League will issue vouchers for low cost clinics to county residents wishing to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered.  The voucher covers the entire cost of the surgery. To receive a voucher, call 888-5427582 or email spay@kgarl.org. Hours of operation: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays

Emergencies and after hours: contact the KG Lost Pets Sheriff’s office at (540) 775If you find or have lost a pet, 2049 call KGAC immediately!

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School Board

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John Davis Chairman

At-Large (540) 775-6729 jdavis@kgcs.k12.va.us

Kenneth Novell

Dahlgren District (540) 663-3511 knovell@kgcs.k12.va.us

A five-member school board is elected for four-year terms on a staggered basis. The King George County School Board members are officers of the Commonwealth who are charged with governing the School Division. The School Board ensures that the school laws are properly explained, enforced and observed and that the schools are conducted according to law and with the utmost efficiency. The School Board is responsible for approving an annual school calendar, setting attendance districts and appointing citizens to various committees, which function as advisory bodies to the School Board. As part

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of its legal responsibilities, the School Board adopts an annual budget from funds appropriated by the Board of Supervisors, constructs and maintains school buildings, hires employees, sets salaries and approves school policies, including the Code of Conduct for students. Meetings of the School Board are, typically, held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Combs Board Room of the Revercomb Administration Building located behind the Courthouse. Community members are encouraged to attend the meetings and a Public Comment session is allocated at each regular meeting for citizens to address the School

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The Division Superintendent is Mr. Robert Benson. He is responsible for implementing the policies the School Board and directing day-to-day operations of School Division. King School Division currently has one high school, one middle three elementary schools, an Early Childhood Special Center which will also house the Head Start program. Current enrollment as of Aug. 22, 2012 is 4,103 students.

The center supports students 2 1/2 to 5 and is projected to have an enrollment of 45 students for 2012-2013. The center will also be home to the two new Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) classrooms; each supporting up to 18 four and five year olds. Please contact Mrs. Paluszak for a VPI application.

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Head Start Program 9100 St. Anthony’s Road (540) 775-5833 Contact: Mrs. Helena Fedak The Head Start Program is for students age 4 and is projected to have an enrollment of 32 students for the 2012-2013 school year.

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The assistant principals are Jennifer Collins, Shelby Latney and Kimberly Truslow. King George High School is located at 10100 Foxes Way. The school houses grades 9-12 and is projected to have 1,306 students for the 2011-2012 school year.

The asassociate principal is Christopher Bryant. King George Middle School is located at 8246 Dahlgren Road (Route 206). The school houses grades 7-8 and is projected to have 654 students for the 2011-2012 school year.

The assistant principal is Cynthia Malyevac. Sealston Elementary School is located at 11048 Fletcher’s Chapel Road. The school houses grades K-6 and is projecting an enrollment of 729 students for the 2011-2012 school year.

The assistant principal is Melinda Brown. King George Elementary School is located at 10381 Ridge Road (Route 205). The school houses grades K-6 and is expected to have 789 students for the 2011-2012 school year.

The assistant principal is Scott Gilbert. Potomac Elementary School is located at 16495 15th Street. The school houses grades K-6 and is expected to have 625 students for the 2011-2012 school year.

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work habits and then practice the application of all three in the real world situation. CTE Completer (End of Sequence) students have the opportunity to take National Industry Certification tests that provide students with additional credentials to their high school diploma. Students completing the required series of classes to become a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program completer are eligible to take an industry certification test during their senior year. Industry Certification Tests are available in the following career areas: Computer Information Systems, Design Multimedia Web Technology, Drafting, HVAC, Marketing, Sports Marketing, Sheet Metal, TV Video Production, Teacher Cadets, Welding, and Workplace Readiness. The industry certification tests are a state or nationally recognized test that can help a student enter the workforce immediately after high school. CTE programs are investing in students’ lives with the latest technology and skills by linking with local and regional businesses that will prepare them to become successful employees as well as future leaders. Many of the CTE classes

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and students at KGHS partner with businesses through class assignments, operations research and advertising projects, cooperative education (Co-Op) training stations, and sponsorships. From a national standpoint, CTE is a major part of the solution to myriad national economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and massive layoffs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one-third of the fastest growing occupations will require an associate’s degree or a post-secondary vocational certificate. Recent research published by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that 4.7 million new workers will be needed by post-secondary certificates and credentials, such as those which can be obtained at KGHS by 2018, but we will

Welcome to DECA at King George High School! Students in the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Marketing Program at King George High School (KGHS) have the privilege of membership in this student run and led Professional Organization. Alumni DECA members and Professional/ Business members are also privileged to be part of this thriving organization! DECA, chartered in September 2001 at KGHS, began with 16 hardworking students who built the foundation for a strong, active, and involved DECA Chapter. The 200 member mark has been reached as students, alumni, & professionals became DECA members where last year, over 70 students participated in the

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DECA District Leadership Conference in Fredericksburg, 50 participated in the DECA State Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach, and 10 students traveled to Anaheim, California for the International Career Development Conference! DECA is a co-curricular, studentcentered organization. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

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roles, work in teams, and receive local, state, and international recognition along with local, state, and International scholarships. From the King George Fall Festival to Relay for Life, DECA is busy throughout the school year! One of our Community Service Projects this year is to raise money to purchase iPads for special needs classes at our local school! This Project will include the 2013 Dodgeball Tournament at King George High School on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 5pm! Come watch the Teachers and Students battle it out for the Dodgeball Championship! DECA will host Tailgate Parties before all football games and have FOXES Spirit items on sale at these games! This Chapter of students will also strive for Gold Re-Certification in their School-based Enterprise, Fox Stox, our school store. And we will continue to collect your old cell phones for Empower House for use by victims of domestic violence. Stay tuned for more of our activities as the school year progresses! DECA at KGHS meets the second Thursday of each month. Meeting agendas, activity sign-ups, and other member information is ALWAYS available on the Board outside of Room 103 at


DECA at KGHS KGHS. Meetings are not a requirement for membership, but are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! Student Dues for DECA at King George High School are $35.00 for the year. Whether you are in any Marketing class first or second semester, dues should be paid by September 30 in order for you to receive all the benefits of membership. Students in Economics & Personal Finance may also join DECA at KGHS! DECA at KGHS also offers Alumni and Professional membership each year. If you are a DECA Alumni or business professional, entrepreneur, or interested party and would like to be a DECA member, please contact Advisor Dee Strauss at 540-775-3535, extension 2103, or dstrauss@kgcs.k12.va.us for your membership form. If you would like to support this group of students in any other manner, financial or otherwise, please contact us! Currently in construction mode, DECA is asking for sponsors of a visual merchandising and activity display cases that will enclose the platforms under the three stairways in the main hallway of the school. You can also follow DECA at KGHS on Facebook and visit our webpage at www.kgdeca.org

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This is both a challenging and exciting time for Germanna Community College. Community colleges have never played such an important role. Affordability and flexibility during tough times, combined with soaring costs at four-year colleges and universities, have made Germanna and other community colleges critical to the recovery of our local and national economies. People in our area need jobs. To get them, they must be trained for careers in science, engineering, technology and health care that didn’t exist a few years ago. The fact that Germanna remains a bargain in quality higher education, and that it can pivot quickly and strategically prepare students to fill the region’s “skills gap” makes it a key to unlocking the potential of the area’s workforce. In the fall of 2013, Germanna began piloting classes in partnership with the University of Mary Washington at UMW’s Dahlgren campus. The classes are part of the college’s Engineering curriculum. Students who earn an Associate of Science degree in Engineering at Germanna and transfer to a four-year college or university are on a less expensive path to a Bachelor

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of Science degree in Engineering. A year at Germanna costs about onethird as much as a year at a typical fouryear college or university. Students who earn their two-year associate’s degree at GCC, then take advantage of the college’s guaranteed transfer agreement, can save as much as tens of thousands of dollars. Germanna has guaranteed transfer agreements with more than 30 four-year colleges and universities. GCC’s Center for Workforce &

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Germanna’s associate’s degree program in engineering works with the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech to make four-year diplomas in that field more affordable. GCC’s well-regarded nursing and Allied Health program recently doubled the number of students it’s preparing to fill our area’s growing need for health care professionals. The college’s highly regarded nursing program is based at the nearby Locust Grove Campus, featuring

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a Virtual Hospital where students learn from award-winning faculty members and cutting-edge simulators that mimic human illnesses and responses to treatment. Students may earn bachelors and master’s degrees through TELETECHNET, a partnership between Germanna and Old Dominion University that features online “distance” learning as well as classes at the Fredericksburg Campus. Dual Enrollment allows high school

students to save time and money by earning college credit at their own schools. Some students have earned their associate’s degrees before graduating from high school. GCC’s 24-credit Automotive Technician certificate includes training in the ASE areas of engine repair, suspension and steering, brakes, and electrical systems. The 26-credit Automotive Diagnostician certificate includes training in the ASE areas of automotive transmission, manual

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Chartered in 1970, Rappahannock Community College opened for classes at the Glenns Campus in Fall 1971, and at the Warsaw campus in Fall 1973. It serves an area covering 2,459 square miles and twelve counties of eastern Virginia— larger than the state of Delaware. RCC’s student population continues to grow. Enrollment for the academic year of 2011-12 increased by 0.9 percent over the previous year, a greater rate of growth than 15 of the other 22 member institutions of the Virginia Community College System. A longer view shows RCC’s enrollment climbing more than 39 percent in the seven years between 2005 and 2012, reaching 5092 students at last count, of whom 404 were King George residents. The college’s two primary locations comprise 100 acres at Glenns, just inside the northern border of Gloucester County, and 117 acres in downtown Warsaw, the county seat of Richmond County. Each campus includes science and technical laboratories, shops, classrooms, computer labs, administrative and support services, a library, a student lounge and recreational facilities. Recently completed renovations have given both campuses new math and science wings, as well as new student

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commons areas—specially designed for comfort and convenience—that make RCC more “user-friendly” than ever. In addition, the Kilmarnock Center in Lancaster County (midway between the Glenns and Warsaw Campuses), which opened in January 2012, offers all the services and many classes that are available at the other locations, as does RCC’s long-established satellite site at King George High School, and a brandnew site at King William High School. The King George site accommodates students at the northern end of RCC’s service region with a shorter drive time. By combining on-site classes with RCC’s online distance education program, King George students can take courses or earn a degree without ever leaving the county. The geographical size of RCC’s service area makes distance-learning options a must, and in this field RCC maintains a standing in the VCCS system far out of proportion to its student head-count, offering a wide selection of online, interactive video classroom, and hybrid (online/classroom) courses. Shared courses offered through Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute—French, German, Japanese, business and real estate law, and

university physics, to name a few—are also available. The site supervisor at RCC-King George, Karen Turner, is an RCC graduate and an area native, hailing from nextdoor Westmoreland County. Turner serves the King George community and promotes the college’s interests through public relations, student activities, and enrollment. She also serves as liaison with the county’s public school system and with Dahlgren’s Naval Surface Warfare Center, which calls on RCC to provide classes meeting the needs of its military and civilian employees.

RCC’s Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S) degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year school. Most of these colleges readily accept the credits earned by RCC students. Arts and Sciences graduates may also take advantage of the over 40 Guaranteed Admission Agreements that RCC maintains with outstanding public and private four-year colleges in Virginia. Specializations in business administration, pre-engineering, psychology/social work, and teacher education are available for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree

Contact Information: For general information about Rappahannock Community College, please call the Warsaw Campus reception office at (804) 333-6700. For details about programs offered at the King George site, call (540) 775-0087, or e-mail site director Karen Turner at kturner@rappahannock.edu.

General information on the Workforce Development Center is available at 804-333-6828 (Warsaw), 804-7586750 (Glenns), or 804-435-8972 (Kilmarnock). Career Switchers program Harriet Dawson 804-758-6755. Middle College director Marjorie Lampkin (804) 333-6829.

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program in these or related fields. RCC’s Associate of Applied Science degree program offers six career-applicable m aj o r s — B u s i n e s s Ma n a g e m e nt , General Engineering Technolog y (with specializations in Electronics and Industrial Electricity), Nursing, Protective Services Technology, and Emergency Medical Services. One-year certificates in Accounting, Administrative Support Technology, General Education, Law Enforcement, and Practical Nursing, as well as 21 career studies certificates, are also available to individuals seeking enhanced job skills and marketability. As new educational needs in the community become apparent, the college continues to devise new programs to meet these needs. In addition, the “Career Switchers” program offers professionals all over Virginia the chance to use a bachelor’s degree and five or more years of work experience in a math-, science-, or foreign language-related field as a “fast track” to a teacher’s license. Sixteen weeks of training readies these students for a one-year teaching experience under the guidance of a mentor, which leads to renewable five-year licensure.

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Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, President, Rappahannock Community College

A variety of grant programs and other opportunities can be tailored to the needs of almost any student seeking financial aid. A wide range of scholarships, created for the most part by local donors, is administered by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. A major component of RCC’s services to the community is the Workforce and Community Development (WCD)

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Northern Neck Tourism Commission King George County is part of the five-county Northern Neck Tourism Commission (NNTC). A public-private partnership and economic development initiative of the Northern Neck Chesapeake Bay Region Partnership, the NNTC is governed by 15 members, appointed by the Boards of Supervisors. Currently representing King George on the NNTC are Ruby Brabo, Board of Supervisors, Dahlgren District, and Michelle Darnell, proprietor of Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast. The third representative is the King George Economic Development Director. Supervisor Ruby Brabo observed, "I am extremely enthusiastic about our participation with the NNTC and the opportunities for the many tourism stakeholders in King George. The tourism attractions of our county range from outdoor recreation to a farm winery, history, and local eateries." NNTC assists in developing goals and strategies to help both localities and the business community to maximize regional tourism potential, attract more visitors and improve the visitor experience. King George’s tourism assets currently include the birthplace of James Madison, which is newly accessible to the public as Belle Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast, Oak Crest Winery in Dahlgren, Caledon State Park,

numerous historic buildings, three museums, including the Dahlgren Heritage Museum, on Route 301 at the foot of the Harry Nice Bridge, and a number of lodging facilities and restaurants. The Northern Neck Heritage Area Designation Study, conducted by the National Park Service, is expected to be completed by the Spring of 2014. Designation as a National Heritage Area will bring attention to the qualities of the Northern Neck that make it worthy of national distinction, such as its working waterfronts, historical attractions, family farms and scenic viewsheds. Part of the Northern Neck Tourism Commission’s activities entail making these assets accessible to visitors. Earlier this year, through funding from the Northern Neck Chesapeake Bay Region Partnership, a watermen’s heritage training program was offered, which resulted in the development of on-water tours of local rivers and creeks with working watermen. For those interested in getting out on the water and experiencing oystering, crabbing and fishing with a waterman, a list of participating watermen is available at northernneckheritage.com. To extend the tourism season here, next February, over President’s Day and Valentine’s Day weekend, Winterfest 2014 in the Northern Neck will celebrate recreation in the Northern Neck in winter, and the Presidential legacy of the region where three Presidents were born. Events will include winery tours along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail and a chocolate and wine event at Ingleside

Winery with a Valentine’s Day theme. Outdoor events will feature geocaching throughout the region, the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail half-marathon and guided bird and tree walks at Belle Isle State Park. Tidewater Oyster Growers Association (TOGA) will be part of the celebration with oyster-growing clean-water demonstration tanks at Westmoreland State Park. In 2011, tourism spending in King George County was over $19 million dollars, and in the Northern Neck region, over $233 million. In addition to advertising in national and regional publications, NNTC promotes the Northern Neck though brochure placement in Virginia Welcome Centers and at visitors centers throughout the Commonwealth. NNTC participates in a consumer travel program where the brochure is represented at business and leisure travel shows throughout the East Coast. NNTC maintains a website, northernneck.org, which hosts a region-wide calendar of events, and engages visitors through its facebook page, Northern Neck Tourism. Restaurants, lodging, retail and attractions are listed in the brochure at an annual cost of $125. For more information, please contact NNTC at 804.333.1919 or email: nntc @northernneck.org.

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Preliminary engineering funded for Harry W. Nice Bridge rebuilding project Phyllis Cook The Harry W. Nice Bridge Improvement Project is soon to be entering its second phase, with the allocation of $6.1 million in funding for preliminary engineering of the major bridge construction project. In addition, the Maryland Transit Authority’s (MDTA) is also programming funding for future maintenance on the existing bridge with $13.2 million identified in fiscal years 2014 and 2015. In addition to that being good news for Maryland, which owns and operates the 1.7-mile two-lane bridge, it is also good news for King George residents and anyone else who regularly or even occasionally uses the bridge.

The Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge connects Maryland and Virginia, from Charles County, Md., to King George. The bridge is operated by the Maryland Transit Authority and is completely in Maryland.

PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING The next phase of the project will be the preliminary engineering stage for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Work has been identified for such activities as geotechnical work related to ordnance detection and removal. This will be the next step toward eventual construction of a planned new bridge slated to replace the nearly 73-yearold, two-lane Governor Harry W. Nice

Memorial Bridge across the Potomac River on U.S. 301, which connects Maryland and Virginia, from Charles County, Md., to King George. The existing bridge opened in December 1940, with President Franklin D. Roosevelt taking part in the facility’s groundbreaking two years earlier, in 1938. The most recent available traffic count in fiscal year 2011 put the volume at 6.8 million vehicles annually.

The existing bridge has one 11-foot travel lane in each direction with no median separation and no shoulders. The posted speed limit on the bridge varies from 40 to 50 miles per hour. NEPA STUDY APPROVED NOV. 2012 The project had come to a halt at the end of last November, 2012, when a final environmental document was approved by the Federal Highway Administration

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VDOT projects update Phyllis Cook Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Northern Neck Residency Administrator David Brown provided a recent quarterly update on road projects in King George. The report was provided at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 6. The update provided information for various roads, including what’s planned for any improvements to primary, secondary and unpaved roads, along with maintenance projects discussed. OWENS INTERSECTION ON DAHLGREN ROAD As announced last May, a project for improvements on Dahlgren Road (Route 206) at its intersection with Owens Drive (Route 624) and Windsor Drive (Route 218) has been approved for $4.2 million in funding. Brown said the project is slated to be advertised for construction in September of this year, with completion estimated

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for October 2014. The Dahlgren Road/Owens project had been previously funded through the engineering and acquisition phases, with properties acquired from some residents and businesses, to widen the roads at the intersection to provide turn lanes at the intersections, along with provision of additional width for utility easements. The basic thrust of the design for the intersection improvements is to add left turn lanes on Dahlgren Road for vehicles to stack up while waiting to turn onto either Owens Road or Windsor Drive, to keep through-traffic moving. The Board of Supervisors has repeatedly asked for a traffic light at the intersection, but VDOT has continued to indicate that traffic studies do not warrant a light at that location. A future light is promised when the required warrant criteria are met. TRAFFIC SIGNAL FOR INTERSECION AT ROUTES 205 & 218 Brown said a traffic light is planned for the intersection of Route 205 (Ridge Road) and Route 218 (Tetotum Road) due to an increase in traffic volumes. The project is anticipated to be

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mile section of St. Pauls Road is the county’s number one priority for paving. He suggested that some funding could be shifted from the Route 625 (Salem Church Road) project to move up the St. Paul’s Road paving to 2016. Supervisors concurred with the suggestion, since the schedule of the Route 625 project would be unaffected, due to the project timing. ROUTE 3 RESURFACING RECENTLY COMPLETED He stated that the resurfacing of Route 3 (Kings Highway) was recently completed, with the eastbound section resurfaced from US 301 to the Westmoreland county line. Brown noted that the westbound section to the Stafford county line had previously been completed. Regarding road paving, Brown stated, “Paving conditions are continuously being evaluated. We do regular road rides each year and our superintendents are out there looking at the conditions of the secondary roads, as well. That is what we use as a basis for identifying the needs, and based upon the available funds, we establish the projects that we can move forward from year to year.”


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The bridge over Machodoc Creek on Windsor Drive (SR-218) is slated for work next year.

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1-800 FOR ROAD: CALL FOR ROAD REPAIR ISSUES Brown encouraged motorists to assist VDOT in it road maintenance program by using a phone number, 1-800 FOR ROAD, to report such things as potholes, road buckling, and vegetation issues to name a few road problems that may occur, whether in the county or elsewhere in the state. Brown said calling the phone number puts people in contact with VDOT’s citizen call center. Those who call should be prepared to identify the location and the route number of the road and the issue being reported, so that a work order can be created and sent to the area with the responsibility for that maintenance. Those who use the number to report, can be provided the work order number, which provides the ability for follow up, by checking the status online at the VDOT website. Brown strongly encourage citizens to utilize this number to report road issues: 1-800 FOR ROAD.

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The King George Fall Festival, now in its 55th year, is an annual community event held the second weekend of each October. It is planned and run solely by volunteers representing various local organizations. Visit the web site kgfallfestival.com for updates and event information, registration forms, rules and regulations and more. Key events include a parade down Rt. 3 through the Courthouse area, the fair at King George High School, craft show, queen pageant, food vendors and new this year, a KG Idol Event on Saturday night. Proceeds from these events benefit the King George Fire and Rescue, Inc. volunteer department, to cover expenses the County doesn’t pay for. In the last 50 plus years, the Fall Festival has contributed well over $405,000 to the volunteers of the King George Fire & Rescue. These funds supplement funds provided by the county for purchase of equipment, materials, training, etc. to ensure the residents of King George have the best in fire and medical service, both in prevention and response. The volunteers work together with the career staff to run

2013 Fall Festival Date: Oct. 12 Theme: 55 Years of Tradition website: kgfallfestival.com a more efficient department. Planning for the yearly event is a year long process, with first and foremost the selection of the weekend’s theme. This year the theme is: 55 Years of Tradition. Participants include members from the county, local businesses, non-profit organizations, county government, the sheriff ’s office, DECA at KGHS, the King George Builders Association, just to name a few. Meetings are held at Company 1 Fire/ Rescue Headquarters, at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings are open to anyone and everyone who

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Stephanie Andreucci KGFM Market Manager At the King George Farmers’ Market growth is a good thing. The market began with the vision of providing the community with an abundance of resources from local streams, rivers and fields. The goals of the market have expanded to support new producers, advance the e d u c at i o n and availability of fresh local food, and share local talent. With over 14 new vendors joining the market since 2009, including farmers from King George and Westmoreland County as well as bakers, preservers and other specialty food producers there is something for everyone. This past year our “everyone” jumped to a record of 822 total visitors. The market is ecstatic that increased awareness in the market increases the amount of local fruits and vegetables that

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enter households every week. The King George Farmers’ Market (along with our partnered markets in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania under The Farmers Market. co) and the George Washington Regional Planning Commission was previously awarded a Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) by the USDA. This grant proposed to increase revenue for local producers by increasing the access and affordability of local produce to low-income families in accepting SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards and offering incentives for buying fruits and vegetables. This past year The Farmers Market. co and the George Washington Regional Commission were pleased to announce a 2013-2014 grant awarded from the Mary Washington Hospital Community Benefit Fund to continue this work with the SNAP EBT program. This $20,000 grant will help us reach a new goal of reaching 500 new SNAP shoppers among the three markets. “We are building vibrant community Farmers Markets by increasing access and affordability of fresh, local foods for all,” said Elizabeth Borst, Spotsylvania Farmers

King George Farmers' Market Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – Noon Open: Mid-April to Thanksgiving No smoking. No pets, please. Market Manager and Regional Program Leader.  “Local healthcare investment in our market programs will be leveraged to further build community connections between low-income consumers and farmers. This strategy pays forward threefold by nourishing the consumer, boosting the farmer’s revenues and uplifting the health of the community as a whole.” The success of the market is largely

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KG Historical Society The King George Historical Society has grown from a handful of history lovers to more than 300 members since it was organized in 1987. The Society’s mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate facts relating to the history of King George County. Members work to achieve this mission in a variety of ways. Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Revercomb Building except for January, July, and August. Guest speakers present a variety of historical topics and demonstrations. Meetings are open to the public. A Society membership advantage is the quarterly newsletter containing historical articles of interest, about people, places, and events in King George as well as Society news. A $1000 annual scholarship is available to a King George County High School senior or homeschooled senior student by the Society. Interested applicants may contact the high school guidance counselor. The King George Museum and Research

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schools groups, or adult groups to call to schedule private presentations of our county’s history at no charge. The museum is managed by volunteers and is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule a visit at another time call 775-9477 or e-mail kghistory@ verizon.net for an appointment. “King George County: A Pictorial Histor y” is the Society’s premier publication. This 176-page book is filled with hundreds of photographs and tidbits of history. “King George County Confederate Monument” is a compilation of history of monument as well and the men included on the monument and those left off the monument. Other county items are also available through the Society including the annual decorative ornament, which highlights King George History; King George Pottery; the King George afghan; and other books that detail county history. Items may be purchased at the Museum or some are available from the website at www.kghistory.org

More info: King George County Historical Society Monthly meetings: Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Revercomb Building P.O. Box 424, King George,VA 22485 540-775-9477 kghistory.org kghistory@verizon.net Center opened in 1997 after ten years of hard work and perseverance. Located in the “Old Jail” at the court house complex, the Museum has just received a facelift with new display cases and carpet. Exhibits span the ages of county’s history with displays of projectile point dating from 10,000 BC to 1,800 AD to more modern day displays titled “Notable African American’s of King George County” and “When Duty Calls.”

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Research is another facet of the Museum. The Museum maintains a genealogical data base of native King George families. If you are a King George native and want to research your family tree, members at the Museum may be able to provide answers. Oral histories are another area that allows members to collect portions of the county’s history. Anyone wanting to assist is heartily encouraged The Society invites scouts, 4-H clubs,

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Parks & Recreation

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At the King George County Parks and Recreation Department the credo “We Create Community through People, Parks and Programs” has been, and continues to be, the ongoing drive for staff to plan, develop and implement programs and facilities. Through our variety of activities, we have long been able to bring participants from all walks of life together providing them opportunities to try new experiences or build on their interests, meet new acquaintances with similar interests, enhance their health and well-being physically and mentally, and afford families time to recreate together. Whatever the reason, we want to help you enhance your well-being.

In the Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (May) the Department distributes our program/ activity guide, Sir Leisure A’Lot. Our guide contains general information about the Department, program registration details, a listing of activities serving the young to the young-at-heart in athletic programs, health and fitness programs, day/ multi-day/overnight trips, enrichment and special interest programs and special events. In the course of a year, we will offer well over 120 programs equating to approximately 200 plus opportunities to participate. Check it out! If you do not see a program that grabs

Office: Citizens Center, 8076 Kings Hwy, King George,VA Office hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m–7 p.m. • Friday 8 a.m–5 p.m. Contact us: Phone: 775-4386 • Fax: 775-5255 In person - appointments recommended, but drop-ins welcome

your interest just let us know so that we can look into it. It may be a program we could offer in the future! Visit our webbased registration site to find out program information, facility information and more by going to www.king-george.va.us and click County Offices and then click Parks and Recreation. Save this site as a favorite. Over the years with the support of the King George County Board of Supervisors, the department has been able to refurbish the tennis courts located between the middle school and high school; refurbish the basketball court at Barnesfield Park; install a new, more efficient HVAC system and install

Email: Director: Tim Smith - tsmith@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us Athletic Programs Supervisor: Lorenzo Smith - lsmith@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us Recreation Programs Supervisor: Janine Paulsen - jpaulsen@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us Administrative Assistant: Linda Gallagher - lgallagher@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us Evening/Weekend Operations Supervisor: Vivian Shelton - vshelton@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us

P a r k s a n d R e c re a t i o n Advisory Committee Meetings: Third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. Citizens Center, 8076 Kings Highway Members: Mike White, Chairman Shiloh District Rob Benson At-Large Stevie Gray Dahlgren District Elizabeth Clark James Madison District Vacant James Monroe District Alice Stanton Dahlgren NSWC Representative Vacant Student Representative The members function is to represent their constituents on recreational issues that affect the County as a whole.

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a sound system in the Citizens Center; develop Sealston Sports Complex to include four ballfields (two of which are lighted), concession/restroom facility, 40’ x 80’ picnic shelter and a 10 acre multipurpose field. In 2012 the County contracted with an engineering firm to provide a site design for a new park at the old landfill site off of Route 205. Now in 2013, Shiloh Park (the old landfill) is under construction. Our special thanks goes to the citizens, businesses and civic organizations who get involved volunteering with our youth sports, special events and elsewhere, and to those who undertake projects that help beautify areas at our parks. Our community organizations such as The OPP Shop, King George Optimist Club, King George Ruritans, the Dahlgren Lions Club, DECA at King George High School, the King George High School Honors Society, Virginia Deerhunters Association along with others provide invaluable assistance that enable our Department to offer many events free or provide assistance to those in need who want to participate in activities. Continued on page 67

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Local organizations The Opp Shop

The OPP Shop, a thrift-shop undertaking sponsored by the two Episcopal parishes in King George County and manned by area volunteers, donates all proceeds from sales to local, area, and Episcopalrelated organizations and charities.

KG BEES

The KGBees are a quilting group which meets each Wednesday at 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Citizen Center and sponsored by The Department of Parks and Recreation. 540-775-4386.

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provides a comprehensive range of confidential services to veterans and their families, including assessment of needs, case management/care coordination, screening and referral for PTSD and TBI, links to VA benefits, housing, financial assistance, employment and educational programs, outreach and community education, support groups, counseling, substance abuse counseling and more are programs set up to help

Virginia’s veterans. The local contact is Jimmy Brinkley, OIF Combat Veteran and Veteran Peer Specialist, 540-842-2481, jbrinkley@ racsb.state.va.us. The website is www. wearevirginiaveterans.org

Daughters of the American Revolution

Meets the second Saturday of each month, usually at the library.

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All persons interested in Amateur Radio communications are eligible for membership. Membership is by application and acceptance. Contact: Jack Deem, 540-840-9698 or 156jwdeem@ verizon.net. We provide a place for gardeners to meet and share their successes and failures, we try to beautify King George by turning out a work crew periodically to maintain the gardens at the Smoot Library and the Revercomb Building, and we use our own and friend’s greens to make wreaths to decorate a dozen public buildings in the county. Meetings are open to new members interested in joining our work or simply wanting to learn more about plants.

American Legion Auxiliary

Ratcliffe, Owens, Sumner American Legion Auxiliary Unit 89 is chartered under the American Legion Post 89 in King George. The ladies work on projects for the veterans and children and youth and the county schools and are busy all year long working in the community (Red Cross blood drives) and with our veterans.

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King George Special Olympics is pleased to announce we will be working closely with the KG School division to offer more opportunities to more kids. For athletes 2-7 years old, we have a young athlete program.We are currently seeking volunteers for all of our sports programs. Call Linda Davis at 540-8098205 for more information. Or you can email her at bamabreeze714@aol.com. Special Olympics Virginia is a yearround program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Ages 2 to Adult.

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United Daughters of the Confederacy

UDC is the oldest patriotic organization in our country.The objects and purposes of the federation are "social, literary, historical, monumental, benevolent and honorable in every degree, without any political signification whatever."       • Researching, documenting and maintaining accurate accounts of the history Continued on page 39


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Women's Club

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The General Federation Women's Club (GFWC) is one of the world’s oldest and largest women’s service organizations dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. The King George chapter, the Woman's Club of King George, was chartered in 1960. The objectives of the club are to study and work for the welfare of the community while developing the social and cultural life of the members. Our service projects include; a Fine Art’s Award for a King George High School graduate, honoring local teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day, recently adopted grade school class, adopting a family Meetings: at Christmas through Fourth Thursday of S o c i a l S e r v i c e s an d each month (except in various Conservation June, July and August) and International Affairs To join call: projects. Janice Hill, First Vice The first Saturday in President - 775-7670 December the club puts or Phyllis Flohr, Club on the annual Santa Land. President - 775-7878 There is something for all ages; Santa’s Throne Room, the Snow Queen’s Room, and a Christmas shop for children only, a white elephant sale, and bake sale. Tickets are sold in advance and at the door. Other fun projects are the semi-annual Mother’s and Daughter’s Tea held the Saturday of Mother’s Day

Members of the Woman's Club of King George along with The Snow Queen (aka the Fall Festival Queen) prepare to celebrate with the children who come to visit Santa Land, an annual event featuring book readings, sweets and a gift shop designed just for children to buy gifts for their families.

weekend and the annual club member’s Arts and Crafts show in January. The club meets the fourth Thursday of each month (except in June, July and August).

Women, living in King George and the vicinity, interested in being part of this organization may call the Club’s First Vice President Janice Hill at 775-7670 or Club President Phyllis Flohr at 775-7878.

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of our Ancestors •  Sponsoring Essay Contests in the County Schools on selected topics about the War Between the States For more information on our Chapter and the projects we support, please visit our website www.kinggeorgechapter1616.com

James Madison Garden Club

The Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (unless otherwise noted) at 10 a.m. J For more information, contact Georganne Sellars at (540) 775-3744.

Hudson-Morris Masonic Lodge

Hudson-Morris Lodge No. 80 was instituted in King George County in 1980 and chartered with 51 members early in 1981. Membership has grown to over 100 Master masons. Some events of Hudson-Morris Lodge to benefit King George County are: a yearly Outstanding Citizen award, to an unsung, local hero; Cub Scout Pack 38 and Den 2 meet regularly in our building; contribution to the Special Olympics, sponsorhip of students in local activities;

contributed leadership and finances to many other local projects and causes. Yearly, the Hudson-Morris Lodge presents certificates to all King George County boy scouts who have attained the rank of Eagle. Last but not least, we give one or more $500 scholarships to graduating King George High School students every year.

The King George Village Quilters

This local non-profit quilt guild is a place where quilters of all levels of expertise join together to share their love of this beautiful tradition through sponsoring classes and workshops, through making quilts for those in need, and through supporting other community organizations with our donated handiwork. The Guild meets on the second Friday of the month from 6–8:30 p.m. at the Dahlgren Rescue Squad Building, Dahlgren, VA (on Route 206, just past the Food Lion). Each guild meeting includes:

KG Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of King George is a community service organization of volunteers who focus their service on the youth of the county, doing things with and for them.

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Chartered in 1988, the Optimist Club is made up of people representing a wide variety of professions and interests who come together to assist our schools, the local government and other community resources in efforts to make King George County a better place to live, work, and raise children. The primary purpose of Optimists is to serve the youth, “to bring out the best in kids!” Optimists work with the schools to promote academic excellence, recognition of accomplishments, patriotism, and to instill in youth a sense of volunteer community service. The Club normally meets the first Wednesday of each month and includes fellowship/social time, a delicious dinner, a short business meeting and a presentation of general interest to club members. Persons interested in being a part of this organization may call Lloyd Adams at (540) 775-4461.

AARP

Chapter 3195 of the King George area AARP has been meeting at the King George Citizens center for the last 30 or more years. Senior citizens meet at the center the first Monday of the month at noon. With a tasty lunch made up of foods each

member brings everyone is ready for the entertainment or speaker for the day. The program is varied each month. The month of September (12) will find the members sitting under the spreading trees at Popes Creek-Washington's Birthplace. Again as in the last many years the chapter will furnish chicken and hot dogs for the members with the good cooks bringing a dish to share. It's a great time to catch up on your neighbors, listen to good music, and hear about what's new pertaining to issues that affect the aged. Anyone in the area of King George is invited to attend---noon-first Monday of the month, at the KG Citizens' Center.

Dahlgren Lions Club

The Dahlgren Lions Club was founded in 1959. The Lions Club Motto is “We Serve.” The three primary focuses within the club are supporting sight, hearing and the community. The club meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30–8:30 p.m., dinner is provided. The Dahlgren Lions Club meets monthly at St Paul’s church. The Dahlgren Lions Club is always looking for new members who would like to give back to Continued on page 66

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Fire, Rescue & Emergencies

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Emergency Services The Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services mission is to answer the call of those in need remaining vigilant and committed to the preservation of life, the protection of property, and the conservation of the environment. We strive to be a high performance combination department and continue to meet the current and future needs of our customers through cooperative teamwork and innovative technology. Through strength, determination and commitment we will ensure the Department exceeds the expectations of those we serve. Our core values consist of professionalism, respect, integrity, dedication and excellence. The Department operates four (4) stations throughout the County, to include Company 1, located on Kings Highway, Company 2 and Station 2, located on Dahlgren Road, and Company 3, located in Fairview Beach. The Department is headquartered at Company 1 and consists of a combination of volunteers and paid county employees. The Department operates utilizing 3 / 24 hour around-

the-clock shift coverage. Currently we have 8 Firefighter / EMT's per shift that are assigned to both Company 1 and 2. In addition, we have many dedicated men and women that volunteer with our Department and serve in many capacities. Our volunteer organization, King George Fire & Rescue, Inc., has more than 150 volunteer Fire & Rescue personnel with 60 active members that also respond to a wide array of emergencies and public needs 24 hours a day. The volunteers are a true asset to the Department and we are always recruiting dedicated people to volunteer. While fire and emergency medical service calls make up a majority of the workload, the Department is also responsible for hazardous materials incidents, technical rescues, industrial accidents, water rescues, emergency management, fire and EMS training, incident reporting data collection, fire prevention, public education, fire code enforcement, and emergency preparedness for both natural and man-made disasters. In 2012 the Department responded to more than 3,400 fire, rescue, EMS and hazardous materials calls, transported

more than 1,500 sick and injured patients to the hospital and saved in excess of $4,500,000 in property from fire loss. The Department’s number one goal is to respond to all emergencies within the county and to provide the utmost care. The Department offers training programs to all volunteer and career personnel; provides training programs for departmental officers; delivers advanced life support training; continues to develop the department’s safety and wellness program to reduce the severity and cost of injuries; and continues to work with the other jurisdictions in the region on developing the Rappahannock Fire and EMS Training Center. Additionally the Department manages and administers the Ambulance Fee for Service program that was initiated on Aug. 1, 2007, and maintains the County’s City Watch (reverse 911) and the KG Alert notification systems. Today, there are over 10,000 citizens that use KG Alert in order to receive emergency related notifications. We encourage all citizens to sign up for KG Alert at www.kgalert.com or feel free to visit our Company 1 station during normal business hours and our staff will be glad to assist you in setting

up your free KG Alert account. Community involvement consists of teaching fire and life safety education, proper installation and use of child safety seats, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), AED training, hosting fire station visits, and installing smoke detectors, and attending various community events.

King George is StormReady King George County was the first county in our region to receive the National Weather Service’s StormReady designation. Company 1 has a Weatherbug automated weather station and camera. Local weather observations are available in real time on the internet at www.kinggeorgefirerescue.com and www.weatherbug.com. There are Weatherbug apps available for mobile devices and smartphones. The department is on twitter kgva_firerescue and facebook.com/ KingGeorgeFire.

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Preparing for Disasters and Emergencies in King George County King George is fortunate that it has staff and plans in place to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters that affect the County. The County’s Emergency Operations Plan-(EOP) was updated in June 2010. The EOP is the “play book” for how the County plans for and responds to a disaster. The EOP assigns roles and responsibilities to each county department. The County has a Shelter Operations Plan. If conditions warrant opening an emergency shelter, a public announcement will be made. Citizens are asked to bring to a shelter a photo ID, special care items (medications/baby care items), some food, and bedding, if possible. King George also has a Pet Shelter Operations Plan. Pets are not allowed in the human shelters with the exception of service animals. County staff and volunteers will oversee these pets. Citizens will be notified by KGALERT, local media, and social media on locations and other instructions about shelter openings

September is National Preparedness Month This month is a good time for you to start taking actions to prepare you and your family for potential disasters. These actions should include being able to go for three days without electricity, water service, and access to a supermarket, or local services. To get prepared, just follow these three steps: • Get a Kit: Keep enough emergency supplies on hand for you and those in your care – water (one gallon/per person/per day), non-perishable food, first aid, prescriptions, flashlight, battery-powered radio – for a checklist of supplies visit Ready.gov. • Make a Plan: Discuss, agree on, and document an emergency plan with those in your care. For sample plans, see www.Ready.gov. Work together with neighbors, colleagues and others to build community resilience. • Be Informed: Register for KGALERT. Free information is available to assist you from federal, state, and local resources. You can find preparedness information by accessing Ready.gov to learn what to do before, during, and after an emergency.

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KGALERT The County launched the KGAlert service in March 2004 as a mass messaging system to the public via email, cell phone, or pager. It is a free service that now has more than 10,000 Registered users. Approximately 1,000 alerts sent per year. Notifications can be issued by Fire and Rescue, Sheriff ’s Office, Schools, Service Authority, Social Services and other County departments. Users can sign-up for the service by going to www.kgalert. com Users can select what kind of messages they receive. Types of alerts sent out include: • Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado warnings. (Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado warnings are automatically sent to subscribers once the National Weather Service issues the warnings) • Road closures- typically primary or secondary roads • Event cancellations • Water/sewer issues • Weather related School/Government closures/ cancellation • Public Health advisories- Rabies cases • Emergency/Disaster related information/ instructions

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One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both Flashlight and extra batteries First aid kit Whistle to signal for help Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation/ Personal hygiene items Baby care items The location of utility shutoffs and a wrench or pliers to turn them off Manual can opener for food (if kit contains canned food) Local maps Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

The King George Fire and Rescue and the Sheriff ’s Office may not always be able to reach you quickly if trees and power lines are down or if they're overwhelmed by demand from an emergency or disaster situation. The most important step that you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care until responders arrive on scene. The more people who are prepared for a disaster, the quicker the community will recover. As FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate reminds us, "Individuals and families are the most important members of the nation's emergency management team. Being prepared can save precious time if there is a need to respond to an emergency."

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Be safe with generators, space heaters Generator Safety Always read the label and the owner’s manual for your generator and. Follow all instructions. Generators make an invisible, odorless gas called carbon monoxide, or CO, that can be fatal. To avoid CO poisoning, operate generators outdoors only in a well-ventilated, dry area, away from home air intakes, and protected from direct exposure to rain. Never use a generator indoors or in attached garages. Install CO alarms with battery backup in your home’s sleeping areas. Never use a portable generator in any enclosed or partially enclosed space. Windows and doors do not provide enough ventilation. Do not locate a portable generator outside near windows or doors. Get to fresh air immediately if you start to feel sick, weak or dizzy. Space Heater Safety Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. Test smoke alarm batteries every month and change them at least

once a year. Kerosene heaters are not permitted in many areas. If you use one, use only the recommended fuel. Always refuel outdoors safely away from your home. Allow your heater to cool before refueling. Kerosene has a low flash point and might cause a fire if it comes into contact with a hot surface. Space heaters need room. Keep flammable materials at least three feet away from the heater. Never set the heater on a chair or table. It should sit only on an uncarpeted floor. When buying a space heater, look for a control feature that automatically shuts off the heater if the heater falls over. Keep an eye on your heater at all times while it is running. Shut it off before you go to bed or when you leave the house. Never run a portable heater longer than the manufacturer recommends. Carefully follow manufacturer’s installation and maintenance instructions. Do not overload extension cords or run them under rugs.

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CATHOLIC St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 10299 Millbank Road King George 540-775-7381 EPISCOPAL St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 5486 St. Paul’s Road King George 540-663-3085 Hanover with Brunswick Parish P.O. Box 134 King George, 540-775-3635 includes: St. John’s Episcopal Church & Lamb’s Creek Episcopal Church LUTHERAN Peace Lutheran Church 5590 Kings Highway King George 540-775-9131 www.peacelutherankgva.org BAPTIST Antioch Baptist Church 11102 James Madison Pkwy King George 540-775-2379 First Baptist Church, Ambar 9469 Caledon Road King George 540-775-3939 Good Hope Baptist Church 17223 Good Hope Road King George 540-775-9487 Good News Baptist Tabernacle 17192 Kings Hwy King George, 540-775-9791 Hanover Baptist Church P.O. Box 774 King George 540-775-5081

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

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

Little Ark Baptist Church 15681 Owens Drive King George 540-663-2831

Salem Baptist Church P.O. Box 70 Jersey, VA 22481 540-775-2350

St. Stephen’s Baptist Church P.O. Box 656 King George 540-775-8553

Macedonia Baptist Church 1081 Macedonia Lane Colonial Beach 804-224-1500

Shiloh Baptist Church 13457 Kings Hwy King George 540-469-4646

Two Rivers Baptist Church 6420 Rokeby Lane King George 540-775-3244

Montague Baptist Church 12186 Millbank Road King George 540-775-0719

Solid Rock Baptist Church P.O. Box 628 King George, VA 22485

Union Bethel Baptist Church P.O. Box 286 King George 540-775-9903

Mountain View Baptist Church 6713 Passapatanzy Drive King George 540-775-9468

Tabernacle Baptist Church 10640 Kings Hwy King George 540-775-7188 www.tbckg.org

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church 9294 James Madison Pkwy King George 540-775-0354 New Monrovia Baptist Church 121 New Monrovia Road Colonial Beach 804-224-0068 Oakland Baptist Church 5520 James Madison Pkwy King George 540-663-2546 People’s Union Baptist Church P.O. Box 536 King George 540-775-4928 Potomac Baptist Church 8103 Comorn Rd. King George 540-775-7006 Round Hill Baptist Church 16519 Round Hill Road King George 540-775-5583

Tabernacle Baptist Church

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.

Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Pastor Michael Reaves

Two Rivers Baptist Church 6420 Rokeby Lane KGVA Intersection of Rokeby and Kings Highway (Route 3) Sunday School ..............9:30 a.m. Worship........................10:30 a.m. COME VISIT US • ALL ARE WELCOME

Rev. Peyton Wiltshire

For Information call 540-371-6536

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." (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

Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. (Sunday)

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

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)

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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

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Worship Services 8:30 & 11a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. fletcherschapel-kinggeorge-va.org email fletcherschapel@verizon.net Follow us on Facebook

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8330 Fletcher's Chapel Rd. On the corner at 218 West King George County

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5590 Kings Hwy • KG, VA Tra (540) 775-9131 Sacrament of Ho www.peacelutherankgva.org

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, VA 22485

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Serving Others Summer Lunch Bunch serves over 5000 free lunches Coming to a Neighborhood near You! King George Summer Lunch Bunch celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2013 in fine fashion, providing over 5,000 bagged lunches to hungry children in the county. The program originated in 2009, when Potomac Elementary School teacher Julie Boucher realized local children experience food insecurity on a regular basis when school lets out for the summer. She obtained a church grant to purchase food and enlisted fellow church members from Dahlgren United Methodist Church to prepare and serve lunches at the church once a week. About 25 children were served that first summer, but Boucher knew others were in need as well, so in summer 2010, they packed the lunches into coolers and delivered them into neighborhoods in Dahlgren and Pineview/Princess Anne trailer courts. In 2011, members from Peace Lutheran Church joined the effort and extended

Stop Hunger Now 2013 What started as a local church event, has turned into an annual community project. The first year's event set a fund raising goal of $2500. (minimum to hold the event. In 2012, almost $9000. was raised. 2013's goal is to raise $10,000, which would be forty thousand meals packaged. Established in 1998, Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid around the world. The organization is driven by the vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life saving aid. Stop Hunger Now’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based effort through which participants package high protein, dehydrated meals for use in crisis situations. This year's packaging event will be on Sunday, Nov. 24. Set up at 12:30 p.m. Packaging starts right after set up. Come out and see how the packaging event runs. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Call 540-709-7495 for details. One dollar ($1) feeds 4. Not even a value meal can do that.

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the service area to include children who attend Sealston Elementary School and eastbound across the Route 3 corridor. The churches received advice on developing the program from the King George County Extension Office and the King GeorgeFamily YMCA. Mid-summer, they were joined by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church/ St. John’s Hanover-with-Brunswick Parish, who added a second delivery day to the Dahlgren route. The following winter, members from those churches as well as Two Rivers Baptist Church organized into a Board of Directors and agreed to unite and consolidate their operations for the benefit of children across the county. For summer 2012, lunches were delivered twice weekly across the county with help from additional volunteers from Trinity United Methodist Church, Restoration Community Worship Center, Oakland Baptist Church, Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Round Hill Baptist Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, Community Bank of Tri-County, and Peoples Community Bank. Each delivery vehicle also takes a bin of children’s books, and children get a book of their choosing in addition to their lunch. It is hoped that providing the books will encourage

summer reading by children who lack transportation to the library. Registration is not required, but the child must be present to receive the lunch and is limited to one lunch per child. This past summer, Trinity Methodist Church members joined the Summer Lunch Bunch Board of Directors, and lunches and books were again delivered twice weekly. Summer Lunch Bunch also provided lunches on their regular delivery days to King George County students attending the elementary and middle school summer schools, adding an additional 160 lunches each day to the 220 or so already being prepared. “We learned of a need, and we were able to fill it, it’s that simple. No child chooses hunger,” stated Board of Directors member Annie Cupka. Summer Lunch Bunch is funded by donations by King George County churches, businesses, and individuals in both King George County and Fredericksburg. Church and civic groups and local businesses may volunteer to serve in the kitchen, as a sorter, or on delivery. Several of our regular volunteers are teachers in county schools and see on a regular basis how important proper nourishment is for school children. Adult volunteers

must submit to a background check and be willing to comply with Summer Lunch Bunch’s Policies and Procedures, which were developed with child safety and food safety in mind. Children are eligible to volunteer as well, serving as sorters who place wrapped food items and the Bible activity sheets in the bags. In addition to the children of some of our volunteers who participate on a regular basis, members of King George Brownie Troop 648 and Sunday school classes from Shiloh Baptist Church helped prepare lunches and sort books with us last summer. King George Summer Lunch Bunch also helps provide information to families about other services in our community, such as scholarship programs for the YMCA and reminders for upcoming Love Thy Neighbor events. For more information, contact King George Summer Lunch Bunch via email at slb.kinggeorge@yahoo.com. King George Summer Lunch Bunch wishes to thank all those churches, civic groups, businesses, and individuals who have supported us with their time, enthusiasm, food and paper goods, and funds, and thanks to The Journal for helping us spread the word! -King George Summer Lunch Bunch

KG's Operation Inasmuch gears up for 6th year

• Village of Emmaus (Wounded Warrior Program) • Project FAITH - cleaning out retention pond, lunch, & entertainment • Heritage Hall - Music, Drama, & Visiting • Food Drive - for King George Social Service Food Bank • Clothing Drive • Childcare/Kids Program • Hospitality - food prep & serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to our volunteers We have a Faceb o ok g roup at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ InasmuchUnitedKingGeorgeCo/, we have a new email at inasmuchunitedkgco@ gmail.com, and we have also included attachments for you to print out and use. If you would prefer to speak to us by

phone, you may reach Karen Iannicelli, the project coordinator, at (540) 6441986 or you may call the Gateway office at (540) 775-9444. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you! Norman Conner Pastor - Gateway Community Church

PRESBYTERIAN Grace Presbyterian Church 13114 Kildee Farm Road King George 540-775-9990

Cornerstone Chapel 9019 James Madison Pkwy King George 540-663-3398

If you have been a part of an Inasmuch event before, you know what a blessing this day is for those we help in King George and what a blessing it is for us to serve our community. If you or your church have not been a part of this wonderful day, it is a great opportunity to show God’s love in a practical way to King George residents. • Our projects this year include: • Historyland (Senior Citizen Trailer Park) - construction, yard work, lunch, & entertainment Continued from page 44

UNITED METHODIST Dahlgren United Methodist Church 17080 14th St. King George 540-663-2230 Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist 8330 Fletcher’s Chapel Rd. King George 540-775-7247

OTHER AREA HOUSES OF WORSHIP Agape Ministry Church 9106 Indiantown Road King George 540-775-2119

Trinity United Methodist Church 9425 Kings Highway King George 540-775-4501

Gateway Community Church 10545 Kings Highway King George 540-775-9444

Event Information: Saturday, October 5, 2013 (6 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Home base: Round Hill Baptist Church Registration from 6 a.m. - 7 a.m. Breakfast & Kickoff at 7 a.m. Lunch & Dinner also provided either on-site or at home base

The KG Church of Christ Meets at the American Legion Bldg on Rt 206 PO Box 756 King George,VA 22485 King George Church of God 8095 Kings Highway King George 540-775-2690 Restoration Worship Center 9526 James Madison Parkway King George 540-220-7152


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The King George YMCA: making sure everyone has a chance to succeed Richard Leggitt Without a doubt, one of the most successful contributors to the health, wellness and development of the citizens of King George County is the King George Family YMCA, which is in its fifth year of successful operation. “The Y believes that everyone deserves a chance to succeed - no matter their background or income, and we have learned that can happen only when we unite to nurture the best in all of us,” said Elizabeth McBride, the KG YMCA’s membership director. “The King George Family YMCA has had five years of impacting the community. Impacting the community means making a difference in the lives of people,” McBride said. “The King George Family YMCA has over 5500 members

and assists over 300 families every month through the Y’s Open Doors Programs for membership and programs.” “The Y is community-centered – the King George YMCA connects people of all ages and backgrounds to meet community needs. The Y is a meeting place at no charge for county organizations like Ruritans, Day of Caring, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, The Gideon’s, and Young Life,” McBride said. “The Y nurtures potential – The King George Family YMCA has brought many programs to the county to enhance the quality of life for all citizens: swim programs for all ages, fitness classes for all ages, therapeutic and rehab programs using land and water, teen and youth programs, active older adult programs, before and after school programs, and preschool programs.” According to McBride, the KG YMCA hosts successful yearly events for the entire community including Healthy Kids Day, Creepy Crawly Carnival, 5K Family Runs, Family Fun Nights and New Year’s Eve Family Party. Each year the Y also hosts the Domestic Violence Awareness Run and National Night Out. “The King George Family YMCA has

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three focus areas,” said McBride, “Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.” McBride said youth development is essential, “So our kids can make their dreams a reality. At the KGY, we believe that all kids have amazing potential. The values and skills learned early are vital building blocks for life, and young people deserve an opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.” She said over 1,000 youth in the area participate in Y youth programs each year. Current programs include state licensed preschool, state licensed before and after school care, swim lessons, home school, clubs, state licensed summer camp, adapted programs including swim lessons for children with special needs, Special Olympics, youth sports, middle school nights, gymnastics, science adventures, teen life skill classes, youth outdoor activities and Red Cross babysitting classes. Programs for healthy living are a key because, “Everyone gets more out of life,” McBride said. “At the KGY, we believe that being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It is about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and

body. The Y is a leading voice on health and well-being issues, a leader in fighting chronic disease, and is committed to empowering people to lead fuller lives.” McBride said the King George YMCA organized the King George Healthy Living Coalition. The coalition is made up of different organizations from the county. The organizations include Wendy Moore Dentistry; the Journal; King George County Schools; King George Parks and Recreation Department; King George Farmers’ Market; King George Optimist Club, and Virginia Cooperative Extension. According to McBride, the KG Healthy Living Coalition has been instrumental in advocating for healthy eating options and more physical activities for children in the community. The coalition has built a community playground, organized events focused on children and the obesity issue, spoke to administrators, school personnel and the Board of Supervisors, and gathered statistical information about children’s snacking habits. “Social responsibility- where everyone comes together for the common good is very important to the KGY,” McBride said. “We believe that when we work

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together, we move individuals, families and communities forward. The Y is committed to empowering people with resources and support needed to live healthy, connected and secure lives.” McBride noted the King George YMCA has implemented a number of programs in King George County – Shop with the Sheriff, Adapted High School Swim Program for students with special needs, Affordable rehab programs for people with disabilities, CPR and First Aid community classes, Self-Defense classes, Swim Safety Classes and Special Olympics. Despite its successes, McBride said the KGY is not resting on its laurels. “We believe that every day is a day to make an impact in the lives of the citizens of King George County.” Future programs planned for the King George YMCA include: Learn to Swim – every 2nd grader in King George County will receive swim lessons. This is a partnership between King George County Schools and the Y. YMCA Bright Beginnings - gives

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Naval Support Facility Dahlgren: Total Workforce: 7,619 4,729 civilians 381 military 2,509 contractors Fleet software for firing and targeting ballistic missiles. Since 1960, Dahlgren has b e e n he av i ly i nvolve d w it h satellite geodesy. During the 1970s, new ammunition and gun systems were developed at Dahlgren to provide increased safety, accuracy and range for naval guns. Also, during this period, Dahlgren provided comprehensive development and support for Tomahawk Weapon System. In 1977, the name of the Dahlgren base was changed to the Naval Surface Weapons Center. A decade later, the base was renamed as the Naval Surface Warfare Center to recognize Dahlgren's growing contributions to the development of integrated warfare systems versus weapons components. Installation management of the Navy base at Dahlgren transferred to Commander Navy Installation Command (CNIC) in 2003 with the standup of this new Echelon II command charged with providing shore installation management services to all Navy activities. All naval installations within the National Capital Region aligned with Naval District Washington (NDW), and on Nov. 3, 2005, the Dahlgren base was renamed as Naval Support Facility Dahlgren with the commissioning of Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) as the installation’s host command.   Current supported commands on board NSF Dahlgren include the Navy


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Aegis Training and Readiness Instructor Fire Controlman First Class Carlos Benitez explains to Fire Controlman Seaman (FCSN) Estevan Molina (l.), FCSN Brandon Hart (center) and FCSN Dustin Lee Spears how they are able to interact with the equipment they are expected to use in the Fleet.

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Naval Sea Systems Command, is a critical component of the largest research and engineering organization for the Department of Defense. NSWCDD’s sustaining fundamental capabilities, grounded in electromagnetics, engineering, continuum mechanics and computation and analysis, are the basis for continued development of solutions for naval and national needs. The command provides research, development, test and evaluation, analysis, systems engineering, integration and certification of complex naval warfare systems related to surface warfare, strategic systems, combat and weapons systems. NSWCDD also provides system integration and certification for weapons, combat systems and warfare systems. NSWCDD’s strategic direction is to provide the full spectrum of science and engineering capabilities for surface ship weapons systems integration up to and including the force level, missile defense, strategic systems and related areas of joint and homeland defense. The command’s workforce of scientists and engineers is pushing the envelope of ordnance and weaponry for tomorrow’s Navy, and is equally contributing to the integrated design of the Fleet of the future. For example, in 2012, NSWCDD engineers fired the Navy’s first industry-built electromagnetic (EM) rail gun prototype launcher at the Dahlgren EM rail gun test facility, commencing an evaluation that is an important intermediate step toward a future tactical weapon for ships. The firing kicked off a two- month-long test series by the Office of Naval Research to evaluate the first of two industry-built launchers. The tests will bring the Navy

The rail gun being developed at Dahlgren.

closer to a new naval gun system capable of extended ranges against surface, air and ground targets. Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) was established at Dahlgren in September 2004. The CSCS headquarters staff oversees 14 learning sites around the world and provides 1,000 courses a year to over 50,000 Sailors. CSCS also provides international training coordinated through its Security Assistance and International Programs directorate. CSCS International Programs’ mission is to provide quality allied forces training to enable them to develop ready teams capable of operations that maintain and expertly employ Continued on page 57

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Dahlgren Heritage Foundation Dahlgren Heritage Museum After three years of planning and fundraising, the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation is opening the doors of a museum to tell the “Dahlgren story” and to build on the Navy’s legacy in King George County. The first round of exhibits in the Dahlgren Heritage Museum, in the former Gateway Welcome Center on Route 301, will be the focus of special events at the museum, beginning with the base’s 95th anniversary festivities in October 2013. From the first shot on the Potomac gun range in 1918 to current research on the electromagnetic rail gun, the museum will tell the story of how an isolated piece of King George County farmland evolved into an engineering and intellectual center for the Navy.

Special programs dealing with Dahlgren’s role in the development of key advances in aviation, like unmanned aircraft and the Norden bombsight, will be offered in the near term. For more details on upcoming programs and for when the museum will be open, check the museum’s website at www. dahlgrenmuseum.org. Financial support for the first round of museum exhibits included a $50,000 grant from Dominion Resources. Other significant donors have included the NSWC Federal Credit Union, Walmart stores in the region, the Community Foundation of the Rapphannock River Region, Fredericksburg philanthropist Mary Jane O’Neil, Lockheed Martin, URS Corporation and many others. The exhibits in the museum building will complement the widely praised permanent exhibit on Dahlgren history at the University of Mary Washington’s Dahlgren Campus.

Learn the history of

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Read interviews with some of the people who helped make the base what it is today. The Journal has republished this history of Dahlgren, first published in 1977.

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In addition to developing the building cultural legacy of the Navy’s presence in and grounds on a rise overlooking the King George County. The museum, which has worked closed Potomac River, the museum plans to continue to tell the Dahlgren story – past, with the military commands on the present and future – through science and Navy base, has been called a model for technology initiatives in the schools, and future, community-led military museums through a community outreach program around the country. In addition to being that includes public forums on issues and an educational and recreational resource personalities pertaining to the base and for the community, the museum will be a tourism-generating economic engine for community. These activities reflect the mission the region. The Dahlgren Heritage Museum has of the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, which is about much more than the bricks received strong support from the Virginia and mortar of a museum building. The Tourism Corporation, state and federal museum’s foundation will continue to be a legislators, and the Dahlgren community. community convener and an educational Plans are already underway for the The will Firstmuseum Phase to be a key player in celebrating resource. In these roles, the museum of the build on the scientific, technological and the base’s centennial in 2018.

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Living Local.

Virginia Cooperative Extension puts university knowledge into the hands of the people. Our King George County Office is one of 107 located in the Commonwealth. We are credible experts and educators who provide information, education, and tool you can use every day to improve your life. Our information comes from the two landgrant universities in Virginia: Virginia State University and Virginia Tech. We are a unique partnership between state and county governments and the USDA. Our information is unbiased and research-based. As for specifically what we offer, explore our Web site. You’ll find a world of information from home and family, lawn and landscapes, agriculture, youth interest topics and much more. In addition to the Web site, our programs are delivered through seminars, workshops, camps, field days, publications, personal consultation, newsletters and the web. Our mission is carried out in four main areas – Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H/Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources and Community Viability. Pegi Wright, the Unit Coordinator and Family and Consumer Science

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Extension Agent, leads the local Family 4-H Congress, school enrichment and and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program 4-H Camp. King George has 14 local in King George and Caroline counties. clubs with a variety of project areas and Our FCS research and expertise provide service opportunities. The 4-H year individuals and families with programs begins October first, so this is a great time from cooking and canning courses, money to join a 4-H Club. 4-H Congress is the management and school based youth premier teen event held each June, with financial literacy education to parenting youth from across the state gathering at (young families and teens, divorce, teen Virginia Tech for learning activities, state competitions and service parent and grandparent) projects. King George had cl ass es and chi ldc are Contact us: 6 youth at 4-H Congress training. Additionally, our Pegi Wright this year, with Aldyn FCS department employs lvwright@vt.edu Abell serving as cabinet programming that meets Terry Misch mentor and Jenny Cook governmental regulatory tmisch@vt.edu elected Northern District requirements: Better Kid Mike Broaddus Ambassador. 4-H Junior Care (Virginia Department broaddus@vt.edu Camp is held each summer of Social Services), Living Phone: at the Northern Virginia Apart Parenting Together 540-775-3062 4-H Center in Front Royal. (Supreme Court of Address: King George took 150 Virginia), Steps to Financial 10087 Kings Hwy campers, teens and adults Success (U.S. Department King George,VA to King Spotsoline 4-H of Justice) and ServSafe and Camp where we camp with Cooking for Crowds Food Safety (Virginia Department of Health). youth from Spotsylvania and Caroline. Agriculture and Natural Resources 4-H/Youth Development is a major part of our local Extension program Agent Mike Broaddus works in both King with leadership provided by Terry Misch, George and Caroline. The Agriculture 4-H/Youth Development Agent for King and Natural Resources programs includes George. Program delivery includes clubs, programs for traditional farmers, new

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land owners and residents wanting to learn more about natural resources or managing their landscape. For the traditional farmers, annual programs like the Small Grain and Soybean Conference, Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicators Classes, and other conservation field days are offered. In addition to educational programs, advice for current ag related problems and solutions for farm, home and garden is offered to residents at the cost of a phone call. For residents wanting to learn more about managing the natural resources on their property or how to manage their landscape, there is the monthly Green Talks series as well as a lot of information on the Web site. If you are interested in becoming a Master Volunteer, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist training is offered in our area. Community Viability efforts have included collaboration with local organizations and area churches on the King George “Get Healthy” Coalition and “Summer Lunch Bunch” program respectively to help prevent childhood obesity and food insecurity.  Additional community efforts have included the Vegucation Station, our fresh food


Va. Cooperative Extension education and sampling program at the King George Farmers Market.  The Vegucation Station is held from 9-11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Local Master Volunteers Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) offers several master volunteer programs. These volunteer educators serve as partners with VCE to promote, inform, and work with individuals, community leaders, and industry. The following Master Volunteer programs are offered locally: Our most well-known volunteer program is the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, who are volunteers dedicated to working with the community to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management educational programs. Locally, Master Gardener volunteers provide information to the public through monthly Plant Clinics on community days at the King George Farmers Market. Look for them under the Virginia Tech tent! They also teach and host Green Talks seminars and provide leadership for the 4-H Garden Club and Ecology Club, staff

the booth at the annual Home and Craft Show, help out in the office and speak to community groups on horticultural topics. Area Master Gardeners maintain a website at www.mgacra.org if you would like more information. Master Financial Education Volunteers offer money management classes, as well as free, one-on-one appointments to residents. They help the elderly, families, college students, non-profits, and small businesses. Our local volunteers have worked as money management mentors, published newsletters, manned our Holiday Hotline, as well as helped with Cooking/Shopping Matters classes and Poverty and Reality Store simulations. Call our volunteer coordinator at to sign up. Master Food Volunteers help teach basic nutrition, canning, and cooking classes to families, schools and senior centers. Locally, they have been tremendous sharing information at the King George Farmers Market, Martin Luther King Celebration, Home Show, Healthy Kids Day, and Fall Festival. Go to http://www.ext.vt.edu/ and look under Continued on page 61

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Steve Hickman, of Biota Farm, and Terry Misch, of the Extension Office (VEC), shared information and samples of edible weeds at a Green Talks Program. Green Talks is a series of educational gardening programs presented by the VEC office in King George and their volunteer Master Gardeners.

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surface combatants.  They partner with U.S. training, readiness and policy organizations, as well as other government agencies and industry to support our international mission.   In addition, CSCS conducts training for nine enlisted ratings: Fire Controlmen, E le c t ronic Te chnicians, Inter ior Communications, Sonar Technician (surface), Gunner’s Mates, Mineman, Operations Specialists, Boatswain’s Mates, and Quartermasters. CSCS also trains surface warfare officers in skills required to tactically operate and employ Aegis and Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) equipped ships. Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) was established at Dahlgren as a training command in November 1984 and is currently one component of CSCS. ATRC’s core mission is training military personnel in the operation, maintenance, and employment of the Aegis Combat Weapons System and the operation and employment of the Ship’s Self Defense System. The Aegis Weapons System has evolved into a fast reaction, high performance,

computerized system using the latest radar technology to detect contacts and engage threats. The Aegis Combat System is a functional grouping of the Aegis Weapons Systems with AntiAir, Ballistic Missile Defense, AntiSubmarine, Anti-Surface and Strike Warfare, and associated weapons and communications equipment.   Each element of these overall systems is taught at ATRC. As the weapons systems evolve, courses are tailored to support differences between equipment found on the various Aegis ships. After completing intensive training, each student becomes a vital part of his or her assigned ship’s combat systems team and assists in highly detailed procedures designed to ensure total combat readiness of the individual ship and Strike Group. ATRC’s traditional school house instruction is delivered 24 hours a day, five days a week. Nearly 650 enlisted Fire Controlmen and 550 officers graduate annually.  Military instructors are typically Fleet returnees who bring relevant, recent experience to the classroom. Contracted instructors are typically prior Aegis Sailors who provide continuity to our instructional staff.  Electronic classrooms,

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established Oct. 1, 2004, as a component of the 20th Space Control Squadron headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  Upon activation, the unit assumed operation of both the Naval Space Surveillance System (renamed “Air Force Space Surveillance System” (AFSSS)) and the Alternate Space Control Center (ASCC) missions from Naval Network and Space Operations Command.   On April 30, 2010, the unit transferred the AFSSS and ASCC operational missions to the 614th Air & Space Operations Center, Detachment 1 (also located at NSF Dahlgren).  The new unit mission is to sustain space control and command and control capabilities to dominate the high ground.  20 SPCS Det 1 accomplishes this mission by supporting the Distributive Space Command and Control (DSC2, the new name for the ASCC mission) and AFSSS operations. The detachment is manned by active-duty Airmen, Air Force civilians and contractors. DSC2-Dahlgren is the alternate command and control node for the Joint Space Operations Center-Space Situational Awareness Operations Cell

(JSpOC-SSAOC) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.   DSC2-Dahlgren tasks the Space Surveillance Network, a worldwide system of 29 sensors (both radar and optical), to detect, track and observe orbital objects larger than 10 centimeters.   The collected data is transmitted to 20 SPCS Det 1 computer systems where it is processed, cataloged and analyzed.  The observations are used to update the Space Catalog which is a comprehensive listing of the number, type, and orbit of more than 16,000 man-made objects in space. 20 SPCS Det 1 also provides a backup computational and command and control capability for the JSpOC. 614th Air and Space Operations Center, Detachment One (614 AOC Det 1) was activated on April 30, 2010 and is responsible for providing space command and control and space superiority for U.S. forces as well as space situational awareness to government and civilian customers. 614 AOC Det 1 is responsible for functioning as the Distributive Space Command and Control - Dahlgren (DSC2-D) which mirrors the Joint Space Operations Center located on

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Historic Belle Grove, King George’s new bed and breakfast, is open for business Belle Grove, the historic birthplace of former President James Madison and King George’s new luxury bed and breakfast, is open for business. And although the date for a grand opening has not been set, rooms and tours are available, and event planning is underway. “We are currently in a soft opening as we get our curtains, rugs and decor added to the house,” said Michelle Darnell, who operates the majestic plantation with her husband, Brett. “During this time, we are booking rooms and will be giving a ten percent discount during that visit and a ten percent discount on a return visit to see the finished house.” The Darnells have leased the Belle Grove estate from Hass Belle Grove, Inc., which bought the plantation in 1997 and spent $3.5 million in historical renovations that were completed in 2003. Michelle and Brett have been hard at work acquiring furniture, landscaping the property, building a driveway and making plans for a parking area to accommodate their guests. Several major events are already on Belle Grove’s schedule for the fall. On Sept. 15, there will be a VIP

dinner and salon with historical performers James and Dolly Madison. Scheduled for Oct. 25, 26 and Oct. 31 is a paranormal workshop and ghost hunting. Tickets for both events will be available on the Belle Grove website. According to Michelle Darnell, the paranormal event will feature five classes with a paranormal team on ghost hunting, plus a session with a medium. Tickets for this event can be purchased per class or for the whole day event. The paranormal team is South East Virginia paranormal investigators out of Newport News, Virginia. This team is working on a pilot for a TV show called Paranormal Apprentice. Belle Grove will be featured in the show’s second episode. Belle Grove is one of Virginia’s most historic homes.

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The Belle Grove property on the north side of the Rappahannock River was purchased by Captain Anthony Savage in 1670. The house and acreage were later acquired by Francis Conway and Rebecca Catlett Conway, James Madison’s grandparents. Their daughter, Eleanor Rose Conway, returned to the riverside plantation in December 1750, for the birth of her child, the nation’s fourth president, on March 16, 1751. The plantation was named Belle Grove by Rebecca Conway’s second husband, John Moore. Tours of Belle Grove are available daily from 12 to 3. “We do ask that you please call us at 540-621-7340 to schedule a tour. Cost for tours are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and children 4 and under are free. We also encourage everyone to please visit our official website at www.bellegroveplantation.com,” said Michelle. “We will be posting more events, as well as adding items to our online store.  Gift certificates are now available in our online store. We have also been added to TripAdvisor, BedandBreakfast.com and ILoveInns.com. As always, to find out what’s going on day today at the plantation, please follow us on our Facebook page.” “If you are interested in a meeting or reception or party at Belle Grove, please call us to set up an appointment to schedule,” Michelle said. “If you are interested in Christmas parties, we ask that you book them early as dates are filling fast. Since opening the doors two weeks ago, we have had several sold-out nights, which is very exciting. We look forward to having many, many more.”

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The 4-H Pledge I pledge • my Head to clearer thinking, • my Heart to greater loyalty, • my Hands to larger service, • and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world. 4-H programs take several shapes— camp, 4-H Congress and school enrichment are three. The most well-known method of 4-H program delivery is through club activities There are 15 active 4-H Clubs in King George County. Most clubs focus on a project area where youth learn about the project through participating in related activities. The 4-H year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30 and if you are between the ages of 9 and 19 during that year, you can join! We have a few options for 5 to 8 year olds as well. They are Cloverbuds, and can have the same interest as a 4-H club but explore the subject on their own level. Following is information about each club and its interest or focus as well as other 4-H opportunities. All programs are open to all, so for more information,

please check with Terry Misch. 4-H Junior Camp Another popular 4-H program is 4-H Junior Camp, held each summer at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center. This is always a fun week where youth from King George, Caroline and Spotsylvania enjoy participating in activities like archery, riflery, swimming, ropes courses, performing arts, crafts and cooking. This year, King George youth and adults provided additional classes in tennis, intro to karate, bracelet making, survival cooking and ballroom dance. Youth do not have to be members of a 4-H club to attend camp, and it’s a great place for meeting new people and having fun with friends. Teen counselors are the key to having a

As part of the 4-H Camp low ropes challenge course, you must answer the question: Do you trust your fellow campers? This camper answers yes as she lets them catch her and lift her up before gently setting her back on her feet.

great camp week, and our camp cluster has some of the best. Teens go through an application, interview and training process that begins in December and continues through camp. Interested teens should get their name on the mailing list by early December, and camper applications will be released February/March 2014. Virginia 4-H Congress and All Stars Teens can participate in Virginia 4-H Congress, the premier teen event held early

each summer. Teens travel to Virginia Tech to compete in state level presentation and Share the Fun (talent) competitions and participate in Great Summer Showcase workshops that highlight some of the interesting programs available at Virginia Tech. This year, youth toured the dairy research barn, the osteopathic education cadaver lab and learned about healthy foods by participating in smoothie wars. Youth from all over the state attend as delegates and 4-H Cabinet and district

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ambassador elections are an integral part of the learning activities. Another program held at 4-H Congress is the 4-H All Star “tapping” ceremony. 4-H All Stars are youth who have participated in many 4-H competitions and events and are able to score at least 80 points on the nomination form. King George had 2 new 4-H All Stars tapped at 2012 4-H Congress, Amber Garbee and Katie Barnum. The 4-H All Star motto is “service” and Amber is already living by that as she helps lead Fancy’s Friends 4-H Dog Club. Katie continues to be active in the youth leadership of the King George 4-H Livestock Club and has another year of 4-H participation. 4-H Day at the Capitol Another program for teens is 4-H Day at the State Capitol, and 11 teens and 2 adults traveled to Richmond in February to deliver shamrock plants to our delegates and senators. We also visited with Margaret Ransone, local Delegate, and observed the state house and senate in session. Youth remarked on the parliamentary procedure being used by lawmakers as something they had learned through 4-H since it is part of club officer training.

National Youth Science Day National Youth Science Day is an event planned by the staff at the National 4-H Youth Center in Chevy Chase, MD. Participants tour the center and conduct the national science experiment, which involves robotics this year. The event is planned for October 10, 2012, and King George youth are planning to attend. Last year, we saw ourselves conducting the wind power experiment on Fox 5 News as they covered the event. School Enrichment School enrichment programs are presented in the classroom to all 4th and 7th grade students. Fourth graders learn about agriculture, culminating with planting beans and corn to learn about plant growth. Seventh graders learn about insects and ecosystems, assembling an insect display and using it as they study taxonomy to identify their insects to the correct order. No matter who you are or what your interests, there is a 4-H program for you! If you would like to learn more about 4-H programs or would like to volunteer, please contact Terry Misch and we will find a place for you!

4-H clubs • Horse Clubs There are two horse clubs in King George, the King George Horse and Pony Club. Horsin’Around (4-H) and Horse Lovers (Cloverbud) are “horseless” horse clubs • Shooting Education Club • Garden Club • Ecology Club • Livestock Club • Helping Hands Club • Quilt Club • FIRST LEGO Robotics Clubs King George has two clubs which compete in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League events. • Dahlgren 4-H LEGO Engineers • The TechnoDragons • Fancy’s Friends 4-H Dog Club • Teen Leadership Club • Heritage Club • Cloverbud Club • Archery Club

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foods, nutrition and health for more information. Master Naturalists provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our communities. For more information, see www.masternaturalistcrc.blogspot. com. All Extension Master Volunteers receive intensive training in the various disciplines. In exchange for the training, Master Volunteers return a certain amount of volunteer hours through approved projects. The King George Extension Office is located at 10087 Kings Highway in the Village Center just east of the courthouse area. Our phone number is 540-775-3062 and our web site is www.offices.ext.vt.edu/king-george. Browse the site to learn about specific programs and opportunities available from the King George office.

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Kids of all ages gravitate to sports in King George Leonard Banks The King George County community is an oasis for sports enjoyment. For years, from golf to softball, families have gravitated to the place were physical fitness, and the competitive spirit of social bonding is enjoyed. Baseball and Softball When it comes to baseball and softball, most kids begin the learning process in the King George Little League (KGLL). The organization began in 1980, as a part of Little League International. Players, 4-18 years old, have the opportunity to learn and play the sport at the ground level. The objectives of KGLL are focused on helping children learn the importance of good sportsmanship, honesty, teamwork, loyalty, and respect. KGLL is one of 11 leagues under the umbrella of Little League District 15 of Virginia.

On the high school level, King George has enjoyed phenomenal success from both the baseball and softball programs. During the 2012 spring season, the varsity baseball team won the Battlefield District Tournament for the first time, while sending their ace pitcher Damion Carroll to the Major League draft. Carroll was signed and continues to play for the Tampa Bay Rays minor league system. After years of losing, head coach Thad Reviello revived the program with three winning seasons in a row. “After they bought into our system, we changed the dynamics, and started winning games right away,” Reviello said. On the junior varsity level, the Foxes (12-7) competed against Eastern View for the Battlefield District Championship this year. Under the coaching auspices of Nick Simmons, the Foxes have made four trips to the championship, winning one. “The boys are working to get better so they can help out the varsity program as early as next year,” Simmons said. The Foxes softball program is second to none. Under All-Area Coach of the Year, Renee Parker, the team enjoyed its best season in high school history. After winning both the Battlefield District

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a clear focus on establishing a winning program. “The goal right now is to get to where we were last year,” Smith said. “Even now when I go places, people often say, I remember when King George struggled to win a game—but it’s a whole different breed now.” The varsity is supported by both the junior varsity program (George Estes, head coach), and the King George Middle School football program (Chris Zylonis, head coach). KGYAA In 2007, the face of recreational sports changed and lifted the level of sports in King George. Because of the efforts of King George Athletic Association founders, Jim Salyers, Jr., Jim Sherman, and George Estes the organization has created a football and cheerleading foundation for thousands of kids during the past six years. “Our initial goal, quite frankly, was simply to get the association ‘off the ground’ and begin the long trek of establishing a pedigree and good name recognition,” Salyers said. “Our vision has always been to provide outstanding football and cheerleading opportunities to a broad spectrum of participants, and to provide a friendly, sportsmanlike environment in which our young athletes can develop their skills and compete. That we’re entering our 12th overall season of football and cheerleading, I think, attests to our collective success to date.”

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A. Muhammad. In regard to Muhammad’s Boxing and Martial Arts, the boxing program has transitioned into a part of the martial arts, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum, while the school’s Little Ninja program has grown into over 120 students. “It’s really important to not only get your child into a martial arts program, but to remember that not all schools are made equal,” Muhammad said. The Isshin Ryu Karate school has been a staple in the King George community for 14 years. Although the study of Karate embodies self-esteem, and a deep sense of peace and well being, some people have gotten the wrong impression. “A lot of people look at Karate as being violent, and a bad thing, but it’s really not that at all,” Kline said. “We are teaching people to deal with situations without being violent.” Swimming In 1965, famed King George High School swim coach Ken Novell, founded the Rappahannock Swim League, beginning with the Dahlgren Sharks (Elizabeth Guthrie, head coach). Since

the league’s birth, it has grown into 24 teams, including the Eden Estate Eels (Luke Jones, head coach), and Hopyard Hammerheads (Brandon Hendrickson, and Connor Muncie, head coaches). Fitness, and triathlon athlete, Debi Bernardes was the perfect fit for the job of head swim coach for the King George High School swim team when Novell retired. Bernardes and her staff of assistants were the primary reason for the success of both the girls’ and boys’ swim teams. After five straight seasons as the top program in the district, the Foxes loss to James Monroe last year in the district championships. Track & Field When it comes to track & field, the Foxes high school teams are supreme. Last spring the girls’ outdoor team won the district championship for the fourth season in a row. Although their top performer, Lindsey Armentrout was injured playing soccer, the Foxes came within a few points of winning the Regional title. For the second time in school history, the Foxes entered a team to compete in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals

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basketball program at King George this season. Berkley replaced former coach Joshua Luzier. Berkley coached at Fredericksburg Christian School for 13 years, where he led the Eagles to five Delaney Athletic Conference (two regular, three tournament) championships. Under Berkley, the Eagles reached the state championship four times. The Eagles finished with a 21-10 record last season. During the 2011-12 season, the Foxes fought their way in the final 16 of the VHSL AA Championships.

season Virginia Flyers program. Soccer During the spring season, both girls and boys soccer programs posted winning seasons, while competing in the final four

of the district playoffs. The teams are lead by Denise Flatley (girls varsity), and Jeff Butler. Basketball Darren Berkley will head the varsity

Field Hockey After years of posting losing seasons, the Foxes field hockey team ventured into post season play during the 2013 season. The season also ended with the departure of long-time head coach Dee Blair, and the hiring of former Foxes assistant coach Debra Garcia, as the new field hockey chief. “All programs go through cycles, where you have a really good season, before having to figure out how you’re going to adjust to next season’s challenges,” Garcia said. “With change, there will be opportunities for new players to step up into positions.”

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Tennis Under the leadership Martin Wolowicz, the boys’ tennis program has made tremendous strides towards becoming a competitive team. On the girls side, Josh Gillette’s team finished the spring season with a winning record, and a post-season berth to play in the coveted district tournament. Wrestling Over the winter 2012-2013-season, wrestling took center stage. It also was a cause for celebration for five King George High School wrestlers. Bryson Howard (145 lb., 3rd), Alon Clipper (160 lb., 3rd), Ryan Heavener (106 lb., 4th), Trevor Smith (126 lb., 4th), Seth Turner (285 lb., 4th) and 170-pound champion, Jacob Tucker earned the right to compete in the Regional Championship Other county sports related programs include: ASA softball, 4-H horseback riding, semi-pro football, King George Parks & Recreation wrestling, kartracing, body-building, year-round swimming (Rappahannock Raiders), gymnastics, and endurance races (5K, 10K, marathons).

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The King George Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a subordinate unit of the national NAACP, a civil rights organization founded in 1909. The local branch was organized on Mary 5, 1941, with 51 founding members. Mrs. Carrie L. Johnson was the first president. The local branch sponsors such activities as a community day program; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. annual birthday celebration-A Day of Unity; African American History Month annual celebration, consisting of a cultural event and a soul food sampler; as well as a donation to support the local fire and rescue services. Efforts are underway to re-establish the scholar-

NARFE in the Northern Neck The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Ass o ciation (NARFE), founded in 1921, is a nationwide organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the earned pay, retirement and health care benefits of federal employees, retirees and their survivors. In Virginia alone, there are 59 NARFE chapters and over 20,000 members. NARFE members from the western end of Westmoreland County and further west belong to Chapter 595. They meet the second Thursday (except July and August) at noon at the Hunan Diner in Colonial Beach. The members of Northern Neck NARFE Chapter 1823 are from 5 counties - Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond Counties and parts of Westmoreland and Essex. Chapter 1823 meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, at 1:00 pm, unless the meeting includes lunch, such as for the May Spring Luncheon, the September Picnic, and the December Holiday Luncheon. Because Chapter 1823 serves a large geographic area, the meeting location changes from month to month. Past locations are have ranged from St John’s Episcopal Church in Tappahannock to the Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock Past speakers and/or topics

ship program for high school graduates. Meetings are held the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m. at the L.E. Smoot Memorial Library, Kings Highway, King George. For more information call Ms. Finks at (540) 653-2853.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., the Dahlgren chapter of TOPS meets at Oakland Baptist Church, located on US 301(James Madison Parkway) just before the intersection at Rt. 218. If you want information on establishing a healthy life-style while losing or maintaining weight, TOPS is the place to come. Anyone can lose weight by going on a diet, but as with all diets, eventually, we become tired of dieting and the weight reappears. Dieting is not the answer to our weight problems. Learning how to eat properly and how to have a healthy life-style is the answer. Prior to the meeting, there is a weigh-in

addressed at meetings have included local authors, the Civil War, investment strategies, drug interactions, the Middle East, dealing with local varmints (like deer and rabbits), the Haven - a local refuge for abused women, changes in Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance, and state and Federal Delegates or members of Congress. Some meetings consist of visits to local museums or wineries for wine-tastings. Meeting details are published in the chapter’s bimonthly newsletter, which is available at www.vanarfe.org, and are included in the current events calendar in local newspapers. NARFE supp or ts A lzheimer’s research and for the past several years, Chapter 1823 has been one of the highest contributors to this effort in the Virginia Federation. The chapter’s major fundraising activity is over the Labor Day weekend when it invites grocery shoppers in several locations to contribute. Chapter 595 holds several fundraisers for Alzheimer’s. Current, former and retired Federal employees, spouses and survivor annuitants are invited to join NARFE and are welcome at all NARFE activities. For additional information about Chapter 1823, call 804.438.8011 or 804.472.3051. For information about Chapter 595, send an e-mail to ravenell@ msn.com.

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Community Organizations time between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Meetings last an hour and are over by 8 p.m.

OLD FORGETFUL BROADS (OFB) CLUB

The OFBs are a group of 13 women with a mission of raising funds for different charities in King George and surrounding areas. Events in 2011 raised $9,032 for five different charities and brought Christmas to eight children through Social Services. The group has

raised $25,314 for numerous local and national charities.

The purpose of the OFB Club is to help our community and to explore, identify and act upon activities which will help our community to be a better place. Please check out the OFB website at www. ofbclub.org or join them on Facebook at OFB Club for further information on upcoming events. Upcoming events include the March of Dimes Walk in LaPlata, MD, the Susan G.

Some Gave All The Some Gave All Foundation was established in 2007 in memory of Army Sgt. Nicholas Conan Mason of King George and Marine Sgt. Joshua James Frazier of Spotsylvania. Both men were killed in the line of duty in Iraq. The foundation honors and supports the men and women who have been wounded or killed in service to their country. To date the Foundation has awarded over $150,000 in grants to assist disabled veterans and/or wounded warriors of the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and other non profit organizations that support the same. The foundation is a 501 ©3

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fall short of meeting that demand. At a time when job opportunity is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are adequately equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce. CTE Programs are also the vehicle for membership in Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). These student professional co-curricular organizations provide students with the opportunity to build a stronger resume for the future that includes such experiences and skills as leadership, teamwork, community service, public relations, vocational understanding, and effective communication. At KGHS, these CTSOs include DECA (an Association

Koman Race for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk in Washington, D.C. in June and the 5th Annual King George Animal Rescue League Poker Run.

KGARL

King George Animal Rescue League is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to county animals in need, financial assistance for spay/neuter services and assistance to the King George County Animal Shelter. KGARL, whose roots go back to the mid 1990's, has a network of volunteers who work together to find homes and rescue groups for abandoned animals. Volunteers transport animals to other rescue groups, provide assistance at the Animal Shelter, provide information to county residents with questions about their pets and work to raise money to provide continued help where there is an animal need. New members are always welcome. To join, visit our website, www.kgarl.org.

corporation that is all volunteer with no paid Officers, Directors or employees. The major fundraiser is the annual motorcycle ri––de that is held each Sunday before Memorial Day weekend. The ride begins at Spotsylvania High School, where Josh graduated, and ends at King George High School, where Nick graduated. The 41 mile route is lined with patriotic supporters waving flags. At King George High School the riders and other attendees are greeted by live bands, military displays, riding demonstrations, food, a formal ceremony and much more. The 8th Frazier/Mason Memorial Motorcycle Ride will be held May 18, 2014. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

of Marketing Students), FFA (Future Farmers of America), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), FEA (Future Educators Association), and Skills USA. All of these student-run chapters are active and involved in school, community, and competitive events and provide local, state, and national scholarship opportunities to student members. Think Hard Work, Reward, & FUN! If you are looking for success in the future for your child, take a look at CTE at KGHS! For more information about the King George High School Career & Technical Education program, review the KGHS Program of Studies at www. kgcs.k12.va.us/kghs/Documents/KGHS_ Program_of_Studies_2013.pdf or call 540-775-3535.


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elderly residents. The Services Unit is charged with administering State and Local social programs in the area of Day Care, Child Protective Services (CPS), Adult Protective Services (APS), Preventative Foster Care and Foster Care, Adoptions, In-home services, domestic violence intervention, recruitment and approval of agency providers for companion services and adult foster homes, transportation, providing/maintaining a local food bank, health care grants, and home repairs for the elderly. They actively participate with the local Courts in cases requiring intervention and case management as well as with adjoining localities as requested. This unit serves as the Agency Liaison between other community-based organizations that provide assistance to the needy. The Eligibility Unit is tasked with the administration of Federal, State and locally supported economic programs such as Food Stamps, Temporar y Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Virginia’s Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW), Medicaid, General Relief, Auxiliary grants, fuel assistance, and emergency assistance. This unit receives financial information through extensive interviews, verifies information, determines eligibility according to current polic y and procedures, maintains a database on transactions and information provided during interviews, and is tasked with Fraud prevention and the investigation of suspected fraud. The Administrative Unit is tasked with pre-screening clients, initiating applications for assistance, tracking clients, maintaining the filing of records, records accountability and the administration of all personnel, administrative, personnel a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , t e c h n o l o g y, Thanksgiving / Christmas programs, budget, accounting and B oard meetings.

soon retire. By sending mobile training units to one of the college’s locations whenever enough students sign up to form a class, the training becomes accessible to those not living in the immediate Newport News area. The price of the training is as attractive as its mobility; two-thirds of the $750 cost is subsidized by NNS and the Virginia Community College System, while the remaining $250 is refunded by NNS to any student who joins the company as a full-time Marine Electrician. A number of programs administered by the WCD Office reach out to individuals who wish to take control of their future. Among these are “Middle College,” which gives 18-to-24-year-olds who did not finish high school the opportunity to earn a diploma or GED, then guides and encourages them to pursue a college education; the Regional Adult Education program, offering continuing education opportunities, including GED preparation, to area residents over age 24; Youth Ser vices, which uses alternative teaching approaches to encourage 14-to18-year-olds to stay in high school and complete their diplomas; and the VCCS On-Ramp Program, which provides career planning and tuition assistance to persons who have lost their jobs, helping them to develop skills that will lead to employment.

children in our community the tools they need to succeed each school year. We provide eligible students with new clothes, shoes and a backpack filled with supplies. Volunteer Shopping Buddies shop on a designated day at the Wal-Mart in Dahlgren with the student. August is the King George Y’s first shopping trip with 35 students. 7th Graders receive FREE YMCA memberships – Introducing health and fitness at this age will encourage students to continue healthy habits. Every afternoon, 7th grade students have the opportunity to come to the Y for positive and healthy activities. Family-style activities – The Y will be providing more family-style activities so that everyone can work out together. Youth Sports – Mini Kicks Soccer Program and Youth Winter Basketball for the early childhood students.

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Many of our businesses participate in our programs either through direct sponsorship or assisting with prizes. Without their support, several of our free programs would not be possible or would not be held. Lastly, there are a multitude of citizens who are giving of their time and talents volunteering to make a difference in our community, whether through coaching, assisting with special

Engineering for Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. Inspiring children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Pickleball Tournament – Pickleball has been named the most fun sport for adults. It is popular at the KGY and the players are ready for a tournament. Pickleball is a fun game for all ages, especially seniors, that is played on a badminton court with the net. “The King George Family YMCA is proud and honored to work with all of the many community organizations, schools and non-profits who share our vision for the future,” McBride said. “This is our journey – strengthening our community together, one child, one adult and one family at a time. Along the way, we bring people together, creating lasting connections, a sense of belonging and a desire to reach out and help others.” events or initiating special projects. All are deserving of a special thanks for the difference they make. You, the reader, are the most important aspect to enhancing recreation to heighten community livability. It is your involvement and input that allows us to better serve you and to build on community spirit. Please feel free to contact a staff member or a member of the Recreation Advisory Committee with your questions, concerns or ideas. If you are interested in teaching a program for the Department, contact a staff member at 540-775-4FUN(4386).

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King George approves 5-year capital projects list Phyllis Cook The King George Board of Supervisors approved an updated five-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at its meeting on Aug. 20. The CIP program totals about $21,059,913, though not all costs have been updated to reflect some projects being adjusted or previously purchased and removed. The five-year plan spans fiscal years beginning with the current 2013-14 through 2017-18. (See related article elsewhere in this guide for additional details on the projects listed for funding in the current fiscal year.) The approved CIP is used as a guide for planning purposes in future years. The program is subject to changes in out-years, with projects often moved further out for funding. But sometimes the opposite is true and it happens that projects can receive funding earlier than the year(s) in which they are placed. The Planning Commission is the first to review the projects that come forward from department heads, county offices, constitutional officers, the school division and the library. The Planning Commission reviews proposed projects with requestors at a meeting in the spring and holds a public hearing. Projects are then ranked, with adjustments made at another meeting the

following month. After the proposed program is ranked, it is forwarded to the county administration and provided to the members of the Board of Supervisors. Travis Quesenberry, county administrator, often will provide recommendations for adjustments to the program, which are reviewed by Supervisors during a meeting. After the board comes to some kind of consensus, a proposed program is adopted at another meeting. The approved five-year CIP follows, with projects listed along with cost estimates. PROJECTS CONTAINED IN 2013-14 TO 2017-18 CIP PARKS & RECREATION Eight projects requested totaling $4,096,785, with six of them being phased construction/upgrades for park projects with funding requested in successive years. $63,785 for Shiloh Park-Phase 2 funded in 2013-14. $455,000 for Shiloh Park-Phase 3 slated for 2014-15 to include construction of utilities (electrical, water and sewer), restrooms/concession facility and two picnic shelters. $500,000 for Shiloh Park-Phase 3 requested in 2017-18 for lighting for baseball and multi-purpose fields. $100,000 requested for Practice Lights at schools and Barnesfield Park, with the request split equally between 2014-15 and 2015-16. $455,000 for Barnesfield Park Upgrades Phase 1 to include additional parking, field lighting and a well for

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irrigation. The funding request is split, with $275,000 in 2014-15 and $180,000 in 2015-16. $520,000 for Barnesfield Park Upgrades Phase 2 to include more field lighting, new pavilion, playground expansion, and additional restrooms requested in 2016-17. $1,320,000 for Citizens Center Expansion with $100,000 requested in 2015-16 and $1,220,000 requested in 2016-17. $683,000 for Hunter Field & Gym Renovations, with $358,000 requested in 2014-15, $65,000 in 2015-16, $100,000 in 2016-17 and $160,000 in 2017-18. The gym and Hunter Field are owned and by the School Board, which is proposing to lease the facilities for the county’s use. SCHOOL BOARD 14 projects requested totaling $8,175,628. $2,060,875 for School Bus Replacement, with $400,000+ in each of the next five years. $90,485 to repair the roof on King George Middle School, which was formerly the high school. The full amount was approved for funding in 2013-14. $236,266 for Supplemental Renovations to Potomac Elementary School, which is in the midst of $5,000,000 renovation to take place over the next two years. $60,000 was approved for a new phone/public address system in 2013-14. The rest includes a new loading dock, a dishwasher, and storage cabinets, split over three years, with $105,016 requested in 2014-15 and $71,250 in

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Capital Improvements 2015-16. $93,000 requested for paving and walkway upgrades at various schools, including Potomac, old King George Elementary School and King George Middle School. That estimated cost has been shifted for potential funding in 2014-15. $175,000 requested for playground equipment at various schools, with $105,000 placed in 2014-15, and $70,000 in 2015-16. $1,500,000 for new Heating-Ventilationand-Air Conditioning (HVAC) system at the former King George Middle School building, requested in 2016-17. The building was to have been turned over to the county following construction of a new high school, but that did not take place. No educational use has been decided, though ideas have been kicked around by the School Board in past years. $60,000 to renovate the former VoTech Building adjacent to the high school to use for future expansion of a Commonwealth Governor’s School site currently housed in the main building. Funding requested in 2015-16. $93,000 to replace roof sections of old KGES/SBO which were repaired in the past year, requested in 2015-16. $481,160 for network technology upgrades/replacement, requested in 2014-15. $800,000 for fiber optic lines for Sealston and Potomac schools, requested in 2014-15. $591,150 for security camera systems at the School Board office, Potomac, King George Elementary, King George Middle and the new high school stadium, requested in 2015-16. $1,171,275 for division-wide classroom HD presentation systems requested in 2015-16. $303,117 for division-wide multimedia system requested in 2016-17. $520,300 toward replacement schedule

for student computing systems, with $140,060 requested in 2014-15, $127,500 in 2015-16, $123,900 in 2016-17, and $128,840 in 2017-18. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION The county administration is requesting six projects that total $955,000. $125,000 requested for a maintenance project to resurface the parking lot behind the Courthouse. The amount is still contained in the request, but no year is earmarked for funding. $215,000 in 2014-15 for continued building stabilization on Ralph Bunche Building work to maintain the integrity of the building, until a committee makes a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to determine the best reuse option for the historic building. $65,000 funded in 2013-14 for carpeting and tile replacement in the Revercomb Administration building, built in 1994. $300,000 for a land purchase in Dahlgren for Waste Management to build a trash drop-off convenience center site at a location to be determined, requested in 2015-16. $100,000 toward turf replacement at the county sports stadium at the high school, with $50,000 requested in each of two years for 2016-17 and 2017-18. Replacement is expected to be needed after 10-12 years of use for the stadium that opened last fall. $100,000 requested in 2014-15 to pay for bringing wireless broadband to the county’s industrial park. This is a new project proposed on the list since review by the Planning Commission. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY There were three projects totaling $370,000, but now there is one project totaling $270,000. $270,000 for computer replacement program, with $50,000 requested in 201314, $70,000 in 2014-15, and $50,000 in each of the following three fiscal years.

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Note: Replacement of the county’s AS 400 server for its computer system was done in late June of this year on an emergency basis at a cost of $45,000 when it was experiencing failures. $50,000 had originally been requested. The server is used in county applications which include tax collection, general ledger, payroll, accounts payable and utilities. Also, another project estimated at $50,000 had been requested for hardware/ software replacement program in 201314, but Quesenberry said that equipment was found and purchased at a much lower cost and the project was removed from the CIP. COMBINED COURTS One future project at $1,400,000 for the design of a new 40,000 square foot Courts Services building requested in 2017-18. The design and construction had in previous years been estimated at $15,400,000, but now the bulk of that estimated cost does not appear in the approved five-year CIP, since it is intended to be approved for out-years

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beyond the current program. EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT Six projects requested totaling $5,950,000, for cyclical replacement of required safety equipment. $915,000 for ambulance replacement program divided over the next five years. $4,050,000 to replace company 2 in Dahlgren area for combined fire and rescue station, with $150,000 in 2013-14 estimated for purchase of land, $400,000 list for design of a bulding in 2014-15 and $3,500,000 in 2015-16. $530,000 to replace Engine #21 in 2015-16. $400,000 toward a Regional Fire/EMS Training Center, with $100,000 in 201516, $100,000 in 2016-17, and $200,000 in 2017-18. $55,000 for replacement of incident command vehicle was removed from the CIP program, with the plan to instead switch out the equipment from the current vehicle and pursue a grant to go toward the cost.

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Capital Projects

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King George approves eight capital projects for funding in 2013-14 fiscal year Phyllis Cook The King George Board of Supervisors approved eight projects to be funded during the current fiscal year, 2013-14, at a meeting on Aug. 20. Funding was also appropriated for the projects, coming to $1,091,445. The approved projects are in the first year of the county’s 2014-18 five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which was also approved at the same meeting (see related article elsewhere in this guide.) This year’s approved projects closely followed the recommendations coming from Travis Quesenberry, King George county administrator, with some adjustments suggested by Supervisors at

a meeting on Aug. 6. $596,476, about half the funding, is coming from funds contained in this year’s capital projects budget that had been included in the current year’s adopted operating budget. $160,000 was re-appropriated from prior year capital funding, with $150,000 taken from a line within the capital fund that carries savings accrued from previous projects completed under budget. An additional $184,969 is expected to come from part of a surplus in the county’s prior year’s budget, 2012-13, following completion of the audit for last year. The approved projects for the current fiscal year include the following. PARKS & RECREATION Shiloh Park Phase II - $63,785. The project includes $25,000 toward half the amount needed for purchase and installation of a playground. Tim Smith, director of Parks & Recreation, said he will try to get a grant from a playground company to cover the rest. Quesenberry said that if that did not come through, he would look for the money elsewhere within the current

year’s budget. The other part of the current Phase II project includes $38,785 estimated for construction of a hard-pack surfaced trail around the basin of the park where all the fields are located, which Smith said measures about a mile. Phase II of the park construction originally included costs estimated at $130,000 to provide utilities to the park, including water, sewer and electrical. Quesenberry said that cost could be put off until the following year, 2014-15, and added as part of the construction of the concession building and restrooms. SCHOOL BOARD • School Bus Replacement - $432,175 toward annual replacement program of school vehicles. $272,175 comes from cash funding in the current year, with $160,000 from prior appropriations for this project. • King George Middle School Roof Repair - $90,485 for repairs to King George Middle School, which houses the 7th and 8th grades in the building which was the previous high school. • Potoma c E l e me nt ar y S cho ol Public Address System – $60,000 for

a new public address system for the school that is undergoing a $5,000,000 renovation project. Rob Benson, division superintendent, and the School Board had requested additional items to be included in what they called a ‘supplemental renovation project’ for some other needs at the school. Those included smaller-cost items bundled together to meet the threshold of at least $50,000 for a capital project. Regarding a request for a $20,000 dishwasher, it was pointed out that if he could find $8,000 within his current operating budget, he could use the savings from the $12,000 currently budgeted for purchasing styrofoam trays toward purchasing the dishwasher now. A portion of that funding might also be sought in the School Board’s Cafeteria Fund, which is allowed to carry forward balances from the previous years. It was suggested to Benson that he look within his operating budget for the concrete repairs or see if it could be added at the end of the larger renovation project. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION Carpet & Floor Tile Replacement

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2013-14 Projects in Revercomb Building - $65,000 to go toward the second half of the cost to replace flooring throughout the administration building. COUNTY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Replacement of County System Hardware and Software - $50,000 to fund an ongoing program of computer replacement.

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