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Two men arrested for robbery of tobacco store Richard Leggitt A prompt response by the King George Sheriff ’s Office has led to the arrest of two Washington, DC men after they are alleged to have robbed the Last Chance Tobacco store in Dahlgren last week. The armed robbery occurred at 6:39 p.m. on Dec. 23, at the small store located at 4963 James Madison Parkway (U.S. 301). An old model green Jeep Cherokee pulled into the store’s parking lot, and a man armed with a handgun got out of the vehicle and entered the store. According to the King George Sheriff ’s Office, a clerk and a friend who were in the store at the time ran into the store’s office and slammed and locked the office door. A second man from the Jeep then entered the store, and the two men took several cases of cigarettes and left in the vehicle headed north on U.S. 301. Sheriff Steve Dempsey said that his officers arrived on the scene within five minutes and alerted sheriff ’s officers in Charles County, MD, on the other side of the U.S. 301 bridge.  The getaway vehicle was

stopped shortly thereafter by Charles County sheriff ’s officers on U.S. 301, just north of La Plata. Arrested on fugitive warrants, pending charges of armed robbery were Artemus Riley and Louis Jackson. The arresting officers recovered the stolen cigarettes and a loaded handgun from the vehicle after the pair was arrested. Sheriff Dempsey also said that the two suspects are being held at the Charles County Jail in Maryland, pending extradition to Virginia, in King George County. There have been two previous robberies at the Last Chance Tobacco Store this year, and Dempsey said that his investigators are looking into the possibility that the two men arrested were also involved in those armed robberies. Dempsey credited his officers and their quick response for setting in motion the events that led to the capture of the two men. He also credited the quick work of the Charles County Sheriff ’s Office. “We have a good working relationship with Charles County,” Dempsey said. “They were very helpful.”

Phyllis Cook King George Connected has another meeting scheduled for next week on Monday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Smoot Library. The meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend. This is a group of about 30 King George residents who are pursuing options to see if it can get reliable and affordable high speed internet into sparsely-populated areas of the county which are under-served by broadband providers. King George Supervisors have encouraged the group and are expected to establish a technology committee with similar goals early in 2014. It is presumed that the committee would be peopled with volunteers from the residents group. Those wishing information about King George Connected can find it on Facebook where it is listed as

King George Connected - Internet Infrastructure Group. Warren Veazey said he was representing the group when he spoke to the King George Wireless Authority at its last meeting on Dec. 17, saying, “We are not looking to the county to pay any money or build any wired infrastructure. We believe, just as the board has pointed out, that these solutions will be provided by private industry. We are simply trying to encourage that.” Veazey said the King George regulations refer to telecommunication towers and the ones he’s talking about need a much smaller footprint. Veazey said the group is asking the county to review its existing zoning ordinance and its permitting fees with an eye to lowering them, to allow a company doing business in some other counties to our east could also bring its service to King George. Veazey said, “What these systems do require is line of sight from pole to pole to go from their trunk line.” Veazey said the company would want the ability to cheaply install a series of 100-150-foot poles to get service to customers seeking it.

Phyllis Cook

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During the recent King George High School Holiday Tournament, King George point guard, Eian Chase (right) positions himself for a potential steal against a Nansemond player Jaylen Warren.

Board member Joe Grzeika commented that he’d looked at what that same company is doing. He added, “I think there does need to be a review – and this is more for the county – to look at how we classify these new systems.” He also commented about permitting costs, saying, “The fee isn’t to milk people for money, I just want to make that clear. It’s to cover the cost of the administration.” He also related, “There are a number of things that need to be looked at, because you don’t want poles just sprouting up everywhere. We ought to have some control and some regulation on them.” He noted the county’s responsibilities for oversight including such things as visibility, liability, and other issues including placement and setbacks for safety issues regarding ingress and egress for traffic, including access by fire and rescue. Grzeika added, “I think it would be something worthwhile to look at. I’m not opposed to it. I agree that this is a solution where in the rural areas it will be wireless with the new technology coming online.” See Broadband, page 7

Ralph Bunche committee update Phyllis Cook The Ralph Bunche Advisory Committee continues to meet monthly after a short break last summer. At its last meeting, on Dec. 6, the committee got an update from Tim Smith, county director of Parks & Recreation, on the final result of an offer from Dominion Power. He said the Board of Supervisors had concurred with the committee’s suggestion to accept a donation instead of tree plantings in front of the former school building. Dominion had offered to provide some landscaping trees to lessen the visual impact of new power lines and poles from the historic Ralph Bunche school building. The new lines and poles are being installed as part of the company’s new transmission main line and will be on the opposite side of US 301 from the historic school building. Both county supervisors and the committee did not want the trees, since planting two clumps of three trees each in front of the historic building would also screen the public’s view of the building from US 301. Dominion Power will instead donate $1,250 as the estimated value of installing trees, with the money to

be specifically used to go toward the cost of a visual interpretive display that would promote the history of the Ralph Bunche building. Such a display has been estimated at $3,000 to $5,000, to be professionally made, with the durability to be able to be moved about and shown at various locations throughout the region. The idea is to showcase the role that the original section of the Ralph Bunche High School played in challenging the “separate but equal” justification in public school systems and how this ultimately led to the desegregation of schools in Virginia. BACKGROUND The Ralph Bunche Advisory committee was established by Supervisors in August 2012 at the request of the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association. The committee’s charge is to make specific recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on matters relating to the renovation and future use of the former school building. It is also tasked to investigate and identify funding sources and develop an implementation schedule. PROGRESS SO FAR This past June, the committee’s

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chairperson, Nadine Lucas, reported to the Board of Supervisors on the committee’s progress. The committee’s recommendations are currently centered on the original, front part of the building. It wants the gym to be renovated to be available for rental for community events, which might include receptions, recitals, art and cultural venues, guest speakers and lectures, as well as providing a community meeting space. The committee intends the history of the school to be told through photographs, plaques, and artifacts posted and displayed in the gym and throughout the original section of the building to indicate the role that Ralph Bunche High School had prior to the desegregation of schools in Virginia. Classrooms in the original section would also be renovated for use by the community for meeting spaces for local organizations and businesses and/or non-profits, training rooms for business education and other smaller events, with the idea that one or more of the classrooms be restored to the way they were when the school was in use for African-American high See Bunche, page 7

Plans for Community Care Clinic proceed The second call was still on hold as a third call came in from a worried mother with a son suffering from a brain trauma who was in need of his feeding tube to be changed, but she no longer had a primary care doctor since the King George Medical clinic declared bankruptcy. Other local doctors didn’t have room for more patients or didn’t take her insurance. This flood of calls since we made the decision to take the bull by the horns and launch off into the turbulent waters of medical care validates the venture but also fuels an urgency to have the 24/7 TLC Community Care Clinic (CCC) at full capacity quickly. But “quick” is not in any medical regulatory agency’s lexicon in the best of times and most certainly not over the holidays, and most certainly not when the medical world at large is in major upheaval with the arrival of Obamacare. It was just a few short weeks ago that a group of us made a major decision to step in where a corporate medical company had just failed, and after all the large medical providers politely declined the Herrinks’ solicitations to open service branches in the medical center.

Dr. Dean, MD who just accepted the position of medical director shortly before Christmas explained “There is a lengthy red tape process to finalize all new contracts with HMOs and PPOs. However, as we work to put the entire necessary infrastructure in place my patients who have immediate needs can receive temporary service from Dr. Canizares.” Dr. Dean and Dr. Canizares are very concerned that people are able to retain access to medical care and will do all in their power to accommodate and bridge the transition for all patients. Dr. Canizares will continue to see patients at his current location until the move is completed to the new 24/7 TLC community Care Clinic at 11131 Journal Parkway, the former urgent care facility. Dr. Dean further states “24/7 TLC Community Care clinic is committed to finding solutions and assisting individuals in navigating the chaos so that a loss of medical care does not occur.” Theresa Gauvin, RN added “It is See clinic, page 9

2013 Accomplishments & Activities – King George Phyllis Cook It is a tradition for the King George Board of Supervisors to look back at what county departments worked on over the year. During the board’s final meeting of the year on Dec. 17, Board of Supervisors chairman, Dale Sisson, read numerous items from a list of accomplishments and activities of the county departments over the course of 2013. The list was supplied to Sisson by county administrator, Travis Quesenberry. It provides some key examples about what’s been happening behind the scenes in county government. It also serves to inform taxpayers and residents about some of the results achieved by county department heads and employees. Sisson introduced the list, saying, “I’d like to share some of the accomplishments that have resulted from our efforts, but really from the efforts of our very talented and dedicated county staff, and also through the help of all of you, the great citizens of King George.” Some of the items on the list refer to projects occurring within the

county, but not undertaken by the county. The listing below has been edited for brevity: ~ Completed construction of 2nd phase of Sealston Parks Sports Complex. ~ Completed construction of Smoot Library expansion and renovation. ~ Commenced renovations and repairs to Company 3 Fire Station in Fairview Beach. ~ Completed Courthouse Renovation Project, including installation of security equipment and funding of two new positions for Courthouse security. ~ Continued construction renovations to Potomac Elementary School. ~ Awarded construction contract for renovation of the former Auto Auction property on US 301 for use as a Vehicle Maintenance Facility. ~ Completed stabilization work at the former Ralph Bunche school. ~ Substantially completed construction of the Shiloh Park project and the park’s access road project, with the access road and repaving of Henry Griffin Road See 2013, page 9

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Residents in King George clearly expect fracking issues to be at the forefront of public discussion during 2014. Resident Mary Trout commented on the topic during the Dec. 17 meeting of the Board of Supervisors, which spawned remarks from several elected officials, all expressing concerns. Trout raised the issue of how hydraulic fracturing – fracking – might affect landowners on private roads should natural gas mining take place on neighboring property. She also raised the issue of noise from the industrial activity and noted that environmental and legal issues need to be considered. Hydrofracking is a process whereby chemicals and water are forced deep into the ground to fracture the shale rock strata to release natural gas. This fracking process consumes large amounts of water, and the chemicals can pollute aquifers. King George’s entire water supply is dependent on wells fed from underground aquifers. Trout said she was pursuing arrangements for a town meeting to be held in King George by the Friends of the Rappahannock, which had co-sponsored recent meetings in Caroline and Westmoreland Counties, drawing more than 250 interested residents. She stated, “I really want King George to take this seriously.” James Madison Supervisor Joe Grzeika responded during his board member report, telling Trout that the board has directed the county attorney, “To pull all ordinances regulations and look into the authorities that the state has allowed the localities to have.” Grzeika added, “And we’ll be entertaining bringing others.” County attorney Eric Gregory’s report has been tentatively set to take place during the board meeting on Jan. 21. Grzeika noted that that the two main agencies involved at the state level are the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), saying their regulations would be reviewed, as the county explores the issues. Grzeika stated, “I know we all worry about it and I’m still in the exploration and understanding time and doing a little bit of analysis and trying to sort out reality to get the science. I’m concerned about the aquifer, which is the water that we all depend on and drink. And so that’s the primary focus area and one that we have to guard at all expense. So, we’re going to have to take a look at that. But I want to understand all of the issues before I take a formal position.” Shiloh Supervisor Cedell Brooks said he planned to hold a town meeting in the Shiloh District in the New Year, “to talk about this to show how it affects all of us.” Dahlgren Supervisor Ruby Brabo distributed a handout to board members suggesting language that might be inserted into the county’s Comprehensive Plan. She also said that the president of Shore Exploration, which is actively pursuing leases See Fracking, page 7


Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

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Today’s Hebrew Word

LITTLE ARK BAPTIST CHURCH will hold their Watch Night Service on Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 10:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and join in rejoicing and praising in the New Year, giving God the glory for things past and blessings for the future. 15681 Owens Drive, (KG), Dahlgren, Virginia 22485. salem baptist church in Jersey will celebrate its New Years Eve service on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 9:45 p.m. Dinner will be served. All are welcome! st. george’s episcopal church in F’brg invites you to an “At Fridays @ The Last Resort” concert, on the second Friday of each month. Audiences gather in a coffeehouselike setting to enjoy jazz and folk music played by top local talent. Coffee and snacks are available. For more information, email, or visit the church website at first baptist church of ambar continues their Wednesday noon prayer services with Scripture readings. Please join them for an hour of reflection and revitalizing. The Church is located at 9469 Caledon Rd. KG (540) 775-3939. moms in prayer int’l Mom’s in Prayer International will meet on Mondays at 9 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church 5590 Kings Highway, King George. (540) 775-9131.

The original Hebrew written text was a picture language--much like the Egyptian hieroglyphics. When Moses wrote the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), he used this picture language. Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet is a picture with meaning. When we put these letters together, they form a word, but they also form a story within the word! Proverbs 25:2 tells us, “The honour of God is to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter.” (Young’s Literal Translation) This is exactly what God has done with His language! We have already seen today’s Hebrew Word: “eesh” meaning man/ husband. However, there is something else to examine.

The first thing to know, in Hebrew thought, the letter “alef ” is the letter representing God. With this in mind, we go to Genesis 1:26 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… Man is made is God’s image. Now look at the spelling of the word “eesh.” If you remove the letter representing God, all that is left is substance! Man without God is “yesh” — nothing more than substance. God’s language is amazing! Blessings & Shalom! Rick Blankenship Fellowship Leader Grafted In Fellowship

Update: 2013 StopHungerNow event. Meals from the Nov. 2013 packaging event are part of a container containing 285,120 meals, headed for Foursquare Children of Promise in Cambodia. FCOP works to provide aid for orphans and widows in 24 different provinces in Cambodia. The short and long term goals of their orphan program are to feed, clothe, and educate the poor and needy through the ministry of the local church. They also work to provide culturally relevant job training for individuals in orphanages mainly by establishing self-sustaining agricultural and income generating enterprises. The next SHN event will be Nov. 23, 2014.

Christian Resolve for the New Year On the eve of the New Year so many people will be formulating resolutions in the hope that their lives in 2014 will be better, thinner, richer, happier. There is a tendency to be self-absorbed in these ill-fated commitments. Perhaps that is why they so seldom last for long. As Christians Fr. Francis we might rather de Rosa make resolutions simply to bring more light into a darkened world. In this way the focus would be shifted away from ourselves and toward others. As the saying goes, “’Tis better to give than to receive.” Doing good is its own reward. Yet we need encouragement in this resolution, and I believe that Pope Francis, who is so good at spreading the joy of the Gospel, has for us some excellent words in this regard. He reminds us that God has a way of bringing our good works to fruition, even when our limited human perspective cannot see the results that we want. By trusting in God’s Providence, we are inspired to do good knowing that the Almighty sees everything, and that the good seeds we plant will most certainly sprout and blossom in a time and way befitting His wise plan for us. Please permit me to quote at length from his recent Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel, #279): “Because we do not always see these seeds growing, we need an interior certainty, a conviction that God is able to act in every situation, even amid apparent setbacks: ‘We have this treasure in earthen vessels’ (2 Cor. 4:7). This certainty

is often called ‘a sense of mystery.’ It involves knowing with certitude that all those who entrust themselves to God in love will bear good fruit (Jn. 15:5). This fruitfulness is often invisible, elusive and unquantifiable. We can know quite well that our lives will be fruitful, without claiming to know how, or where, or when. We may be sure that none of our acts of love will be lost, nor any of our acts of sincere concern for others. No single act of love for God will be lost, no generous effort is meaningless, no painful endurance is wasted. All of these encircle our world like a vital force. Sometimes it seems that our work is fruitless, but mission is not like a business transaction or investment, or even a humanitarian activity. It is not a show where we count how many people come as a result of our publicity; it is something much deeper, which escapes all measurement. It may be that the Lord uses our sacrifices to shower blessings in another part of the world which we will never visit. The Holy Spirit works as He wills, when He wills and where He wills; we entrust ourselves without pretending to see striking results. We know only that our commitment is necessary. Let us learn to rest in the tenderness of the arms of the Father amid our creative and generous commitment. Let us keep marching forward; let us give Him everything, allowing Him to make our efforts bear fruit in His good time.” By Father Francis M. de Rosa, STL Pastor of St Elizabeth Church in Colonial Beach and St Anthony Church in King George

Popular New Year’s Resolutions (they show up every year!) • Lose Weight • Volunteer to help others • Quit Smoking • Get a Better Education • Get a Better Job • Save Money • Get Fit • Eat Healthy Food • Manage Stress • Manage Debt • Take a Trip • Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle • Drink Less Alcohol and more: • Spend more Time with Family& Friends • Enjoy Life More • Learn Something New • Get Organized • Lose the Bad Attitude • Reflect on the Past • Gain Wisdom & Knowledge • Adopt a Pet • Read a Book or Two or Three • Laugh Out Loud Have you made up your list yet? Which ones will you keep?


hank You, Jesus, Mary (Mother of God) and St. Joseph, St. Jude, St. Anthony and St. Rita for your help. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.

- Philippians 4:6

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

8330 Fletcher's Chapel Rd. at 218

Pastor Michael Reaves Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

(540) 775-7247

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

Pastor Ed Johnson

email - web site - Phone: 663-2230

Good Hope Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

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

Shiloh Baptist Church Reaching, Building, Serving

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

Oak Grove Baptist Church

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


Colonial Beach United Methodist Church Pastor Rev. Yunho Eo

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

Two Rivers Baptist Church Meeting at their new church

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

Rev. Peyton Wiltshire

For Information call 540710-3831

Round Hill Baptist Church Worship & Service

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

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

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

Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish

Where all are welcome. Sunday Services:

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

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

For more information, visit our website at:


3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436

(804) 443-4168

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

Rev. Irving Woolfolk, Jr.

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

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

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

Trinity United Methodist Church

9425 Kings Hwy., King George

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

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

You're invited to worship with

Tabernacle Baptist Church

(540) 663-3085 ✝ Rev. Jim May

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

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

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

5486 St. Paulʼs Road, King George

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


Sunday Worship at 8 am and 10 am

Corner of Lossing and Boundary, Colonial Beach

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

"A Church where everybody is somebody!"

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church

Traditional Anglican Worship 1928 Book of Common Prayer 1940 Hymnal

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

(Psalm 34:3)

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

Holy Redeemer Anglican Church

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

Ph. (540) 775-9990 • email: web site

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

All are Welcome! (540) 775-7006

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

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

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

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

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

First Baptist Church Ambar

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

Pastor Wm. T. Frye

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

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

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

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A New Testament church “... All the churches of Christ greet you.” Romans 16:16 P.O.Box 756 King George, VA 22485

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Shirley Dodd Richards

Mary F. Jones Keeling

Mary Foxwell Jones Keeling, wife of Ernest M. Keeling of Dogue, VA died December 25, 2013. Mary was born December 6, 1933 on Crookhorn Farm in Montross, Westmoreland County, VA. She was the daughter of the late William Clarence and Maude Marmaduke Jones. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mabel Gutridge and Thelma Rouhana, and one brother, William P. Jones. Survivors include two children, Elizabeth K. Webb of Harrisonburg, VA and John E. Keeling (Laurie) of Ashburn, VA, and by two granddaughters, Alexandra Webb and Anastasia Webb of Harrisonburg, VA, and one grandson, Simon Keeling of Ashburn, VA. Mary was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and had served as Regent for the Chantilly Chapter. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the columbarium at the Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the charity of your choice; or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Pkwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Condolences may be posted to the online guest book at

Virginia’s Civil War 150 HistoryMobile is coming to Stratford Hall on Robert E. Lee’s Birthday, January 19, 2014. This tractor-trailer ‘museum on wheels’ is filled with interactive exhibits and activities. The exhibit, an initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, will be located at Stratford Hall and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the HistoryMobile is free. This event is presented as part of Stratford Hall’s day-long celebration of Robert E. Lee’s birthday, which will include a lecture by Donald Wilkinson, Civil War home-front depictions and artifacts on display, a scavenger hunt for children, a wreath-laying at the Great House, and a book signing by Dr. James “Bud� Robertson in the Stratford Hall Gift Shop. There will also be a living history portrayal of General Robert E. Lee by Al Stone, live musical entertainment by Marshall and Company, refreshments, and complimentary tours of the Great House. Plan B Barbecue will be on site to sell delicious BBQs and other lunch items. Admission is free. The HistoryMobile uses immersive spaces and interactive exhibits to draw together stories of the Civil War and emancipation from the viewpoints of those who experienced it across Virginia—young and old, enslaved and

Edythe M. Smith Robins

Edythe Marchant Smith Robins, age 86, died peacefully on December 27, 2013 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. Born in Yonkers, New York, she was the daughter of the late Frank Seeley Smith, Sr., and Edith Russell Seymour. She is survived by sons Dr. William H. Robins (Cathleen), of Cambridge, MD, and David D. Robins (Renee) of Oceanside, CA., six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William Hamilton Robins, III, and a son Roy Marchant Robins as well as a brother and two sisters. Edythe was an accomplished artist and musician. She trained to be a concert pianist and enjoyed classical music as well as jazz. She was a church organist through 2011. She loved the Washington Redskins. Edythe had been a long time resident of Colonial Beach, VA for more than 40 years. Services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718 or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX, 75231. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

There is no more important resolution to make than to renew our personal efforts to be sure our families are ready for whatever 2014 will bring. Everyone can do something to prepare for emergencies. Consider this: disasters can happen at any time, and families may not be together. Power could be lost, and cell phones may not work. Families should decide in advance what they will do. Some questions to discuss: • Do you and your family members have contact phone numbers memorized or written down and placed in backpacks and wallets? • Do you have a plan on how to meet up with family if you are separated? • Do you know how to contact your children’s school(s) in case of an emergency? • Do you have three days of

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Tuesday, Jan. 7

Democratic Committee will hold an assembled caucus at the Smoot Library at 7 p.m. to choose officers for the 2014-2015 term. Candidates must preregister with Pearl Smith by Jan. 1, by calling her at (540) 663-2766. The NARFE Assn. NN Chapter 1823 will meet at 1 p.m. at Wicomico Episcopal Church on Route 200. The meeting will begin with a soup & sandwich. You bring a sandwich, soup will be provided. Nancy Siford of the Senior Medicare Patrol will discuss “Medicare Scams.� Current, former and retired Federal employees, spouses and survivor annuitants are invited. For additional information, call (804) 438-8011.

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The Fredericksburg chapter of DU first annual Upper Potomac Duck Hunt Event! 4:30 a.m. start. Where: Upper Potomac River -Widewater Area This shoreline is prime habitat for a mixed bag of puddle ducks, diver ducks and geese. Come join us for a morning hunt, smoked pork and chicken lunch, cocktails and for those who don’t partake in the lunch cocktails have the option of an afternoon hunt. The chapter will provide all the boats and decoys. You will need guns, shells, warm clothes (maybe waders) and your appropriate licenses. If you are traveling in from outside the area we have special rates at a local hotel. Contact Kenny for the details. Once you have paid, we will provide more detailed information. Email for tickets and more information.

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Area Deaths Shirley Dodd Richards, 68, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital. Mrs. Richards was the widow of the late Thomas Lee Richards. She was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Thomas Lee Richards Jr. (Karen), of King George County; daughter, Angela Richards of Fredericksburg; three grandsons, Austin Whittemore and Tye Hudson both of Fredericksburg, Preston Richards of King George; and brother, Linwood Dodd of King George. A service will be held at noon, Monday, Jan. 6 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online guest book at

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New Year updates on the outdoors Mark Fike Happy New Year! Anglers will be happy to be reminded about the Fishing Expo that will take place Jan. 17-19 at the Meadow Event Park just down the road from us in Caroline County. This is the seventh year that the fishing show is returning to the Farm Bureau Center there. I have to admit it has been years since I have attended, but I am planning to go after a morning of duck hunting. This show is the icebreaker of sorts to the upcoming fishing season. Fly-fishing, bass fishing, lake and river angling, and saltwater pursuits are available for the entire family. Tickets are a bargain really, because once you buy a ticket one day, you can get a return pass if you want to come back another day. The adult price is $8, while seniors and military tickets are $7, and kids 6-12 are $5. Under-6 are free. The show is advertised as a family event. Charter and professional guides will be on hand to chat you up. Boat suppliers, tackle dealers and seminars will be available, as well. As you may expect, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) will also be on hand to talk about fishing in Virginia. The reporters of the Fishin’ Report for the Outdoor Report e-newsletter will also be on hand to give fishing tips on their part of the state. There will be a Kids’ Zone where kids can earn prizes with accurate casting. The Mountain Trout Pond has a new deal this year - channel catfish are in the pond, and prizes are given if a youth catches one. Trout

caught may be kept or released. There is a fee for this feature. The Bass Tub of Oklahoma will be on site, so seminar attendees can watch bass being caught by a pro and learn some new tips. Don’t forget that boating class! Beginning July 1, 2014, all Personal Water Craft (PWC) operators age 14 and older, and motorboat operators age 45 and younger need to take a boating safety course. Motorboat operators 50 years of age or younger must meet the requirements by July 1, 2015; All motorboat operators, regardless of age, must meet the requirements by July 1, 2016. Take note from VDGIF’s website: PWC Age Restriction: No person under the age of 14 may operate a PWC. Those operators 14 and 15 MUST show proof of completing an approved and accepted boating safety course either in a classroom or online. The challenge exam or other provisions of the Education Compliance Requirement do not meet the requirements of the age restriction law. To get certified, you may take a class in person or online. See the following website for details: http:// education/requirement/steps-torequirement.asp Changes to squirrel hunting season Remember that gray squirrel season in our area is now open until the end of February. This is a change from last year. This should open up some new

Take a camera out squirrel hunting. Some of our most memorable photos were those taken on small-game hunts! opportunities to get younger hunters in the woods even after waterfowl season ends. During February, squirrels will still be scrounging on the ground for shoots and long-lost nuts. I suspect that by the end of that month, they may be looking for early shoots on the ground and new buds in trees, too. A .22- or .17-rimfire is a fine tool to use when the woods are open and shots are long. Keep houses and structures that are nearby in mind as you take shots. A .22-bullet can travel a long way! This may also be a good time to get your youth out to do some shooting with a .22. Ammo has become a bit more available at some retailers now, and some dedicated practice, not only to hit the target, but to handle a firearm responsibly,

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Look for squirrels on the ground this winter scavenging for long-lost nuts or shoots under the leaves. made, it is not the end of the hunt. • Wear camo and a facemask, and Squirrels will often come back out, avoid moving your hands. and/or another squirrel may come • Congratulate your youth hunter along, too. on good shots, or even shots they did not take for safety or Tips for winter squirrel ethical reasons. hunting • Take a photo, even if you did • Wear warm clothes. not get any squirrels. Some of • Sit against a big tree to break up our most memorable photos your outline. are of small-game hunts. • Take a snack for younger kids. • Rake out a spot along the • If you know the spot is a good ground free of leaves to be more comfortable and less noisy. spot, but too open, consider • Sit in a spot where you can using a blind in which to hide. see a long way and in several Squirrels don’t seem to be as directions. bothered by blinds as deer.

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From the left: Cooperative Helping Hands member Len Usual presents a donation to the Rappahannock Area YMCA King George Family Branch Executive Elizabeth Clark. The YMCA mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Cooperative Helping Hands Association is the fundraising organization created by Northern Neck Electric Cooperative’s employees to support the local community. The employees of Northern Neck Electric Cooperative raise funds through activities such as bake sales and their annual golf tournament. Cooperative Helping Hands member Bill Clark presents a donation to Carolyn Quinn of the Northern Neck Food Bank, Inc. Northern Neck Food Bank provides nutritious and healthy food to local families in need. Cooperative Helping Hands member Chris Neale presents a donation to Northumberland Family YMCA Associate Branch Executive Director Cristian Shirilla.

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Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014


Nansemond River dominates KGHS Holiday Tournament Leonard Banks Sports editor After the annual King George High School Holiday Basketball Tournament that took place on Saturday, Riverbend and host King George have one thing in common, which is they both lost to tournament champion Nansemond River by 18 points. The Foxes lost to the Warriors, 63-45 in the championship game, while the Bears suffered nearly the same fate in the semi-final, 66-48. After a week off, Nansemond came into the hostile confines of King George determined to defend its undefeated record. Currently, the Warriors are 10-0, 4-0. Using their height advantage, the much taller Warriors dominated their opponents in every aspect of the game. From the post to the perimeter, the Warriors left no doubt that they deserved the championship hardware. Nansemond has won 41 championships, including 400 plus wins attributed to its head coach, Ed Young. The tournament featured four varsity teams (King George, Riverbend, Millbrook Nansemond), and one junior varsity matchup (Riverbend versus King George).

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Warriors rule KGHS Holiday Basketball Tournament. Determined to keep Nansemond Warrior center, Daniel Wallace (right, #30) off-balanced, Foxes center Jason Yowler (left, #44) establishes position in the post as the ball ricochets off the backboard. The Warriors eventually defeated the Foxes, 63-45.




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Semi-finals, Nansemond versus Riverbend On Friday, during the first day of the tournament, senior, 6-foot-7 Warrior center Daniel Wallace ran amuck in the interior and exterior of the Bears court corps. Wallace finished with 11 rebounds, four assists, four blocks, and 12 points. Warrior forward, Devon Oakley added 10 points, seven assists, six boards, two blocks, and four steals.

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During first quarter action, the Warriors and Bears battled to a 1515 tie. However, in the second quarter, the Warriors opened up a 43-33 lead, as they outscored the Bears, 20-7. Warrior junior, Scott Spencer added nine points, while Wallace contributed six in second quarter. In the final quarter, the Warriors forwards collapsed around any incoming Bears that were bold enough to enter the post area. While the Bears managed to score 6-of-24 from the floor in the final period, they were also hampered by 28 turnovers. The deal breaker that ultimately tipped the scales for the Warriors was Spencer’s 21 points, that added to his seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals. Soon after the Warriors and Bears game on Friday, King George and Millbrook waged war on the floor. Fox forward Anthony Howard led all scorers with 19 points and eight rebounds. Howard’s teammate Sam Sharpe posted 17 points, including three 3-pointers. Semi-finals, King George vs. Millbrook After building an 8-3 lead in the first two minutes of play of the first quarter, the Pioneers soon saw their offensive labors slowly crumble, as the Foxes offense finally clicked into action. Qu’Shawn Allen threw the visitors from Winchester off-balance, as he penetrated the Pioneer defense with three late first quarter assists to Eian Chase and Jecolby White to take a 14-13 lead. Howard’s seven-point performance midway through the second quarter lifted the Foxes to a 27-18 commanding lead. Lakin Hall added to the Fox offensive surge as he ripped into the Pioneers’ post for an additional four points. Although the Pioneers attempted to slow down King George with their press defense, the Foxes extended their lead to 41-29. In a desperate attempt to rally, the Pioneers focused on getting the ball to Zach Harrell. In spite of Harrell’s nine-point fourth quarter performance, it proved too little, too late, as the Foxes closed out the game, 64-50. Harrell later finished the game with 20 points. Junior varsity, Bears vs. Foxes On Saturday, at 3 p.m., fans were treated to a mini basketball preview of the future of area basketball, as Riverbend (4-2) and King George (2-5) competed in a junior varsity matchup. After a slow-paced game, the Bears ultimately prevailed, 41-24. Bear guard, Kris Terrell led all scorers with 12 points, three rebounds, and six assists. As for the Foxes, Aston Howard added eight points, while Brian Jenkins featured six points and two assists. In first quarter action, both teams struggled with turnovers and miscues. Although transition issues became a factor in the low scoring 7-4 Bears advantage in the first quarter, the pace of the game picked up in the following quarter. After Jenkins, on an assist from Davis, scored the first basket of the second quarter, the Bears responded with a 6-4 run that resulted in a 13-10 lead. Lead by Terrell with four points in the quarter, including a buzzer-beating layup, the Bears closed out the quarter with a 6-2 run. The Bears led, 19-10 at halftime. The Bears continued to lead throughout the second half. After building up a 30-20 lead in the third quarter, the Bears outscored the Foxes 11-4 in the final quarter to win holiday JV contest, 41-24. Consolation game The varsity consolation game featuring the Pioneers (2-8) and Bears (3-3) can easily be described as a track meet, with the center of attention on Bears standouts, David McCauley and Michael Holmes. While McCauley scored 20 points, five steals and four assists, Holmes lit up the scoreboards with 23 points and three steals. The Bears routed Millbrook, 80-64. In the first quarter, the Pioneers opened the game with a 5-0 lead. Although midway into the quarter, the Bears cut the lead to 15-9, the Pioneers were able to sustain a fourpoint lead at the end of the period (17-13). Before the final buzzer of the first See Holiday Tournament page 6


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Farinet takes UMW Eagles to the top

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Eagles forward, Dylan Farinet Leonard Banks Sports editor Dylan Farinet’s role in the University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball team’s success cannot be defined in mere words. In fact, the senior forward has redefined the aspect of resilience in the world of collegiate basketball. In one

year, his status has been raised from a part of the team’s depth reserves to playing a major role in the Eagles’ current success. The Eagles’ record includes two wins against two top 10 schools, which has never happened in the history of the program. “When Dylan came back this season, he wasn’t a guard anymore,” Eagles head coach Rod Wood said. “He

was a power forward that could step out and shoot the three, and take you off the dribble or post up.” Three years ago after Farinet transferred from Virginia Wesleyan, Wood was of the opinion that due to Farinet’s height (6 foot 2) that he was limited to the role of guard. However, over the course of one season, Farinet has transformed into a small power forward who doesn’t know the meaning of quit. Last year, the former Colonial Beach High School standout football/basketball player started in 13 out of 27 games, totaling 540 minutes of playing as a shooting guard. Farinet opened the eyes of the Eagles coaches during a stretch of twoback-to-back 25 point performances against St. Mary’s College and Frostburg State. “It was a matter of us getting him into the right position, and him wanting to play,” Wood said. “He didn’t care where he played, as long as he got on the court.” During the 2012-2013 season, Farinet blossomed, as he averaged 7.4 points per game, including 14 of 37 three-pointers, 201 points total, 35 steals, 49 assists, 96 rebounds (42 offensively, 54 defensively). “I wanted to get him on the court, but it was just that he was behind somebody at the three (small forward),” Wood said. “I told Dylan to go in, and play the four for me, and instantly I knew it was the position that he should have played all along.” Farinet helped the Eagles finish the season with record of 14-13. During his first season with the Eagles, the team finished with a record of 18-9, and as a CAC finalist. Recently Farinet was honored as the CAC’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. After leading his team to a pair of CAC road wins, and averaging

“I told Dylan to go in, and play the four for me, and instantly I knew it was the position that he should have played all along.” —Ron Wood 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.5 steals per game, shooting 48% from the field and 71.4% from the 3-point range, Farinet was shooin for the honor. A few weeks ago during a game against Frostburg State he scored a game-high 24 points, while recording seven rebounds, and two steals. Later during the month of Dec., he posted 15 points, four rebounds, four assists, and scored three 3-pointers. Currently, Farinet is among the top individual performers on the team. He is second in offensive points averaged per game (16.7), third in rebounds averaged (6.0), third in field goal percentage (46.3), and number one in 3-point percentage (48.5). Thus far this season, he has scored 152 points. The Eagles’ last win against Randolph College (51-50) improved the program’s record to 9-1, which ties the best 10 game start in school history. The last time the Eagles started with a 9-1 record was during the 2002-2003, when they finished with a 24-5 record. The Eagles will go into action again on Jan. 4, as they host York. Game time is 3 p.m.

Davon Hamilton paces W&L victory Richard Leggitt The Washington & Lee Eagles pulled away in the fourth quarter Friday to defeat the Rappahannock Raiders in the GEBC holiday classic in Montross, 62 to 53. Davon Hamilton paced the W&L boys’ win with 18 points. Coach Jonas Ankrom’s Raiders

team kept the game close, but Coach George Hunter’s Eagles maintained the lead throughout most of the contest. Junior Treshaun Brown hit three three-pointers to help key the win for W&L. The Eagles are now 4-3, as they prepare to begin their games against Northern Neck District foes with contests away against Lancast-

er on Jan. 7, at home again against Rappahannock on Jan. 10, and at home against Colonial Beach on Jan.15. In addition to Hamilton and Brown, W&L got solid play from Jeremy Turner, who had nine points, ten assists and six steals, and Milan Bullock, who had nine points and ten rebounds for the Eagles.

For the Raiders, Tevin Fisher had 14 points, Delvante Ellis had 13 points, and Evan Fisher had 12 points. Ellis also hit two three-pointers, and the two Fishers had one three-pointer each. Rappahannock 9 11 15 18 — 53 Wash. & Lee 10 16 15 21 — 62

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Holiday Tournament: Nansemond Warriors rule from page 5 half, the game became a track race, as both teams recorded 34 exchanges of possession and three ties. Although the Bears scored the final four points, it was not enough to overcome the Pioneer 34-31 lead at halftime. The Pioneers scored a total of three 3-pointers in the second quarter. The Bears entered Nansemond the second half of the game determined to establish a sustained lead, King George while limiting the Pioneers’ perimeter 3-point dominance. Ultimately, the Bears were successful in establishing a 51-45 lead going into the final quarter, but the Pioneers were deadly beyond the 3-point perimeter with three additional scores in the quarter. Throwing caution to the wind, both teams unleashed everything left in their offensive arsenal in the final quarter. After 43 exchanges, in a span of eight minutes, the Bears stood in the winner’s circle with a 80-64 victory. In spite of an 11-point performance by Pioneer shooting guard, Zach Harrell, the Bears were victorious in the end with 14-point margin (80-64) of victory.

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Championship In the championship game featuring King George versus Nansemond, the Foxes faced a corps of Warrior forwards and centers, ranging from 6 foot 4 to 6 foot 7, and team with a 2012 season that featured 16 wins. The Foxes had an uphill battle

against an undefeated team that literally lived above the rim. Foxes starters, Jason Yowler (six foot 4) and Anthony Howard (six foot 2) did their best to keep the giants from Suffolk County off the boards, but in the end, the Warriors prevailed, 63-45. Throughout the first half the Foxes held their own, as they tied the Warriors twice in the first quarter, while pushing Warrior center, Wallace beyond his endurance level. Although Wallace returned after a short three and a half minute rest in the second quarter, the Warriors could not shake their host off of their backs. The Warriors went into the third quarter with a 30-28 lead. In the first three seconds of the third quarter, Wallace brought down the house, as he opened the quarter with roof rattling slamdunk. The dunk sparked a series of Warriors scores, including an 8-1 run at the start that led to a 48-37 lead at the end of the quarter. In the final quarter, the Foxes faced a 13-point Warrior lead, and their starting center (Yowler) stifled with four fouls. In the final minutes of play, with the game in the hands of the Warriors, both teams allowed their substitutes to finish the game. King George will return to action on Jan. 1, as they travel to Liberty (Bealton) for a Conference 22 varsity matchup. Game-time is 7 p.m. On the following day, the Foxes junior varsity corps will return to Liberty for a 6 p.m. game. On Friday, both the varsity and junior varsity Foxes girls’ basketball teams will travel to Liberty. Game time is 6 p.m.

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From start to finish, during the annual King George High School Holiday Basketball Tournament, Foxes Anthony Howard (left, #24) and Sam Sharpe (right, #12) pushed their opponents to the limit.

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from page 1 school students during segregation. The committee wants the building to show the historical significance of Ralph Bunche, as well as developing an educational, tourism and social venue for King George County. The overall proposed use would be historical, which is to provide information, resources, and artifacts related to the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine on segregated education in Virginia public school system.” At that June meeting, Lucas had also received input on continuing with developing recommendations for future uses for the historic school building. Chairman Dale Sisson got concurrence from Lucas that the proposal would also include the history of the county as a whole, with Sisson saying, “It’s an important part of King George history and really deserves a broader look.” Lucas agreed, saying the emphasis would be on the historic aspects relating to education. USES SINCE 1968 After desegregation occurred in King George in 1968 with the opening of a new county high school, the Ralph Bunche building was in active educational use by the school division for another 30 years. It variously housed Kindergarten students, alternative high school students, and Early Childhood Education, among other uses, including as a School Board office for the

division administration and as a venue for School Board meetings for a number of years. WHAT’S NEXT? The committee will continue to develop its recommendations for the front part of the building. It also intends to investigate and identify funding sources and develop a business plan. Uses for the back part of the existing building, the 1957 addition, are planned to be determined later during a second phase. After uses are recommended to Supervisors and a final use plan is adopted, the renovation and restoration of the building would be expected to be placed into the county’s fiveyear Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). TOTAL REHAB OF BUILDING NEEDED The county will likely not place the project into the CIP for restoration and renovation of the building until use decisions are finalized for the entire existing building. According to a 2010 building study, that would include a new heating-and ventilationair conditioning system (HVAC), new electrical system and new plumbing and fixtures. It also needs a new roof, an increase of the insulation in floors and exterior walls, interior storm sashes to improve the overall energy performance, restore the interior finishes to return the building back to original appearance, and upgrades for accessibility,

including a chairlift and possible elevator to the lower level. LOCATION The Ralph Bunche school building is located on the east side of US 301, north of the Circle intersection at Route 205 on a 33.9-acre property. It is on both the state and national registers of historic buildings due to the site’s role in the civil rights era regarding the building’s establishment to provide “separate but equal” education, which was ruled the law of the land at the time. HISTORICAL MARKER WORDING The following wording appears on a historical road marker, placed at the school site in May 2013 due to the efforts of the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association. “RALPH BUNCHE HIGH SCHOOL – Ralph Bunche High School was built as the direct result of the Federal District Court case Margaret Smith et al. v. School Board of King George County, Virginia, which was filed in 1947. The judge ruled that jurisdictions should ensure the “equalization” of segregated school facilities for whites and African Americans. White segregationists hoped to avoid integration by constructing “separate but equal” facilities, but he NAACP quickly moved on to demanding the end of segregation altogether. Named after the noted political scientist and diplomat, Ralph Bunche High School opened in 1949 and closed in 1968 after the county desegregated its schools.”


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There are details which no one would have anticipated in 1998. Obamacare is more sweeping and it has a mandatory requirement for healthcare insurance for all Americans. Other than that difference, which might have found its way into a GOP proposal if one had ever been made, the concept is just about the same. Obamacare, or more appropriately, the Affordable Healthcare Act, is not based on the government paying for your healthcare, and for that matter, save for minimum guidelines, even being directly involved in the care you receive. It’s a private sector based program where participants pay premiums and private companies provide the insurance. So, why is the Affordable Healthcare Act the target of such intense and even obsessive GOP opposition? What is so terrible about a system that’s based so strongly in the private sector? It still defies easy explanation, but it’s become a GOP mantra and there isn’t a single Republican in Congress that supports it. Rational discourse is almost impossible. The GOP controlled House voted to repeal the Act 41 times - that’s a record by the way - and various Republican controlled legislatures around the country have refused the necessary expansion of Medicaid needed to assure a broader enrollment by those who probably need it the most.

Letter to the Editor Editor: The op-ed by Arlene Jocavelli was so lengthy I almost skipped over it. Who could possibly have that much knowledge to impart to us? However, “The YOU in universal healthcare” is something everyone needs to understand. Alas, it seems this article was all about the “her” as in her life history, opining about everything, from the start of the universe to who will inherit the earth. Somehow, I do not think those in need of health care worry about who will inherit the earth. Never have I received so much information about so many subjects from one person. I was particularly impressed with her apparent “statements of fact” that “a lot” of Canadians covered under Canada’s national health plan come to the U.S. to pay for services, that “a lot” of U.S. citizens go to Mexico (which also has national health care) to pay for services, and of course “a lot” of our folk go to India to pay for health services. She is technically correct. What number cannot be considered “a lot”? With the “best health care in

the world” (actually the most expensive), why would “a lot” (the 1% and the working upper middle class) of our folk go to Mexico for health care? Obviously, costs under our current system. Are the Canadians stupid? They flock to the U.S. to get health care that our folk desert for Mexican (or Indian) health care? If our folk do not like it and go elsewhere, how is our care so attractive to Canadians? No matter what you think, there is one indisputable fact. Every Canadian has health care. Millions of our citizens do not have health care. I would welcome a half page op-ed from Jacovelli explaining how to fix this problem. What I do not understand is why Jacovelli is so opposed to changing a health care system that causes so many (except the poor) to go out of this country for care. As an afterthought, Jacovelli mentioned the new K.G. clinic. I would like more information about it. She may have expertise about this subject. Butch Foutz Ebb Tide Beach

Op-Ed Lori deem As the New Year blows in, I’ve been doing some reflection on how the past year has impacted me. Yes, this might be selfish, but I feel like what has impacted me has also impacted the King George community too. We celebrated births and deaths, marriages and divorces, graduations and first day of school. Some old faces in administrative roles and some new folks taking over the reins. The special needs program in KG came to the forefront with the installation of a playground equipped and built for the children in that program. I still find it hard to believe there was not an outdoor playground for these kids all these years. All it took was the initiative and determination of a mom and other parents to bring the idea of a safe place to play a reality. Last year I met many people who care about the county and how it will survive and grow.


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With the growth of social media, the number of folks expressing their opinions and commenting on community issues is increasing everyday. Some are warranted, some come from a deep sense of betrayal over the years. With continued dialogue, in print or online we can attack the problems and by working together can solve the problems, or at least get them recognized as problems. But, we must argue respectfully, listen to others’ opinions, maybe rethink our own opinions and work together. Divided we fall. Standing together, even in disagreement, we can win. I’m hoping 2014 will be a banner year for everyone. I’ve got a few ideas (not so much resolutions) that I hope to work on in 2014. Happy New Year everyone!

And that need hasn’t gone away. In Virginia 1.1 million people under the age of 65 don’t have health insurance. Nationally that figure is 57 million. That’s larger than the combined population of Texas, Florida, and Virginia. Often the uninsured are children, many more are selfemployed Americans and others who work for companies or individuals who can’t afford to provide health insurance. You don’t have to be a social liberal to think that something is wrong with this picture. No other developed nation in the world has so many people as a percentage of the population who don’t have access to some kind of health insurance. During the 2009 Congressional debates over Obamacare, several Republican members of Congress, in voicing their opposition, said they opposed the President’s plan and would when the time is right, provide a better alternative. Sadly while their opposition is now legend, they have long since gone silent when it comes to offering any constructive alternatives or improvements. In the meantime, the Affordable Healthcare Act, this decidedly private sector based plan, even if by fits and starts, with a touch of mismanagement and incompetence added for good measure, is moving steadily towards implementation. —Reach David Kerr at

Op-Ed Let’s see to it that our elected officials get the WHOLE story out (Editor’s note: Renee Parker submitted this Op-Ed. The document is almost 2500 words; too long to publish this week. This is a portion of the opinion piece. The rest can be found on The Journal’s website.) I was excited, amused, and disgusted at the list of accomplishments that the Chairman of the King George Board of Supervisors, Mr. Dale Sisson, made available to the media recently. To be clear, many of the 44 items on the list simply weren’t accomplishments of the Board of Supervisors. Many others revealed the lack of foresight and planning as well as the distorted sense of priority that our BOS is well known for. Our elected officials would do well to remember why they were elected in the first place. Just do your level best to listen to the needs of those that elected you and work for the better of the County as a whole and ALL County residents. The following is the list that Mr. Sisson made available along with amplifying information following the items that warranted it. Prepared operating and capital budgets that maintained and expanded services to County residents with no increases in tax rates, and no reduction in benefits to County employees.

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***Expanded what services to County residents? This is hugely misleading--we lack many services in vital areas to include Fire/Rescue, Parks and Recreation, and especially Schools. Maintained bond ratings. ***From July 2012 to July 2013, Service Authority Debt increased from 24.9 million to 26.2 million and has been added to in recent months as well. Total overall County debt from July 2012 to July 2013 decreased from 102.2 million to 98.8 million but it too has been added to in recent months. County and KGCSA received Government Financial Officers Association Excellence in Financial Reporting award for FY 12-13 budget (10th year in a row). ***The standard for “excellence” is confusing here. Among other deficiencies in our County Gov’t., —The Treasurer’s website was down so people could not pay their taxes online. For the second year in a row, the Treasurer’s office is called out by the auditor for failing to make bank reconciliations in a timely, efficient and accurate manner. It also appears the County does not always follow its own policies related to supporting documents for credit card purchases. Received the Distinguished Budget Award for Fiscal year 2013 from Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 9th year in a row. ***See comment for # 3 above.


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Town of Colonial Beach Planning Commission PUBLIC HEARING The Town of Colonial Beach Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 9, 2014, in the Colonial Beach Town Center located at 22 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia, to consider the following: Beginning at 5:30 p.m. ZOA-01-2014 (ORDINANCE 643): AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF COLONIAL BEACH BY AMENDING ARTICLE XXI, FLOOD PLAIN DISTRICT, BY REPEALING AND REPLACING ARTICLE 21 FLOOD PLAIN DISTRICT, WITH ARTICLE XXI FLOODPLAIN OVERLAY DISTRICT. The purpose of this text amendment is to update the floodplain district as proscribed by new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations, and the adoption of revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps. ZOA-02-2014 (ORDINANCE 643): Additionally, ARTICLE XX, DEFINITIONS will be amended with added and/or updated definitions in accordance with FEMA requirements; ELEVATED BUILDING; ENCROACHMENT; EXISTING MANUFACTURED HOME PARK OR SUBDIVISION; EXPANSION TO AN EXISTING MANUFACTURED HOME PARK OR SUBDIVISION; FREEBOARD; HISTORIC STRUCTURE; LOWEST FLOOR; NEW CONSTRUCTION; NEW MANUFACTURED HOME PARK OR SUBDIVISION; SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA; START OF CONSTRUCTION; SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE; SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT; WATER COURSE; AND TO AMEND THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS: MANUFACTURED HOME; BASEMENT, FLOOD OR FLOODING. The purpose of these text amendments is to add and amend definitions to the ordinance as required by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regulations. Any persons desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the above is hereby invited to be present at the Public Hearing. Copies of the above are on file in the Department of Planning & Community Development, 905 McKinney Blvd., Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443. 12/25/2013, 1/1/2014

TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH PUBLIC NOTICE On January 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the regular monthly meeting of the Colonial Beach Town Council, at Town Center in Colonial Beach, the Colonial Beach Town Council will conduct a public hearing regarding Ordinance No. 645. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. ORDINANCE NO. 645 PROVIDES FOR A BONUS FOR ALL FULL-TIME HOURLY EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH AND ANY PART TIME-TOWN EMPLOYEE WHO HAS BEEN IN THEIR POSITION FOR TWELVE (12) MONTHS. THE AMOUNT OF THE BONUS SHALL BE $200.00. ORDINANCE NO. 645 IS CONSIDERED PURSUANT TO THE GRANT OF AUTHORITY CONTAINED IN VA CODE SECTION 15.2-1508.

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12 special events. ~ Parks & Recreation had a 20 percent increase in soccer participation. ~ Sealston Sports Complex was the venue for King George Little League’s District 15 Girls Softball tournament in late June/early July attracting teams from around the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Caroline. ~ Sealston Sports Complex was a host site for SASA’s St. Patty’s Day Soccer Tournament, attracting 36 teams from the region, state and mid-Atlantic region. ~ Human Resources Manager assisted with recruitment, hiring of new County Attorney, Finance Director and Director of Economic Development. ~ Human Resources Manager obtained Professional Human Resource Certification. ~ Human Resources Manager created employee newsletter. ~ Human Resources Manager continued coordination of Volunteer Fair. ~ Human Resources Manager updated the governing body on Healthcare Reform and Affordable Care Act, and VRS issues and actions. ~ Human Resources Manager conducted first Benefits Fair for county employees. ~ Building Official was elected as co-chair of Region 7 Building Code Officials Association. ~ Economic Development Director supported two major

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The complete text of Ordinance No. 645 may be obtained from the Clerk of the Town Council at 18 N Irving Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443. Anyone having questions or wishing to submit written comments may contact Town Hall at 804-224-7181, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone with a disability who requires assistance in order to participate in the public hearing is asked to contact the Town Clerk prior to the public hearing so that appropriate arrangements may be made. All interested persons may attend and express their views.

By Order of the Colonial Beach Town Council 12/25/2013, 1/1/2014

TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PUBLIC HEARING The Town of Colonial Beach will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Center, 22 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443 to solicit public input on local community development and housing needs in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a project in our community. Information on the amount of funding available, the requirements on benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, eligible activities, and plans to minimize displacement and provide displacement assistance as necessary will be available. Citizens will also be given the opportunity to comment on the Town’s past use of CDBG funds. All interested citizens are urged to attend. For additional information, contact the Town of Colonial Beach at 18 N. Irving Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443 or 804-224-7181. Comments and grievances can be submitted in writing to the Town at 18 N. Irving Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443 or by phone at 804-2247181 until Wednesday, January 8, 2014. If you plant to attend and have any special needs requirements, please call the number listed above. 12/25/2013. 1/1/2014

TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH PUBLIC NOTICE On January 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the regular monthly meeting of the Colonial Beach Town Council, at Town Center in Colonial Beach, the Colonial Beach Town Council will conduct a public hearing regarding Resolution #06-14. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. Resolution #06-14 AMENDS THE CURRENT 2009-2029 COLONIAL BEACH COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD DESIGN GUIDELINES AS AN ADDENDUM TO THE CURRENT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. THE DESIGN GUIDELINES PROVIDE A POLICY FRAMEWORK AS TO CERTAIN BASIC TOWNWIDE DESIGN STANDARDS AS WELL AS MORE SPECIFIC STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRAL AREA AND THE POINT AREA AS IDENTIFIED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. THIS ADDENDUM IS POLICY AND WOULD ONLY APPLY AS PROPERTY IS DEVELOPED AND/OR REDEVELOPED. The complete text of Resolution #06-14 may be obtained from the Clerk of the Town Council at 18 N Irving Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443. Anyone having questions or wishing to submit written comments may contact Town Hall at 804-224-7181, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone with a disability who requires assistance in order to participate in the public hearing is asked to contact the Town Clerk prior to the public hearing so that appropriate arrangements may be made. All interested persons may attend and express their views.

By Order of the Colonial Beach Town Council 12/25/2013. 1/1/2014


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Bob Fox Project helped hundreds at Christmas, but future is uncertain Richard Leggitt Westmoreland County’s Bob Fox Project, which has provided food, gifts and toys to hundreds of citizens and their families each year for almost 30 years, had another very successful holiday season in 2013. But the future of the worthwhile holiday project is uncertain. This year, the hard working Bob Fox Project volunteers provided turkey dinners with all the trimmings for 100 homebound elderly and disabled citizens; working with the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department, delivered gift packages for 110 people to seven area nursing homes; and helped provide the Westmoreland County Department of Social Services hundreds of Christmas toys to be distributed to disadvantaged Westmoreland County children. “We had another good year,” said Dorothy Langmack of Montross, one of the organizers of the Bob Fox Project. “But we are not going to be able to continue, unless we can find a way to increase donations.” “The problem is that most people in the county today don’t know

about the Bob Fox Project, and our donations are dwindling each year. We have to find a way to fix that,” said Langmack. The heartwarming Christmas project is named for former Westmoreland Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Fox. During the holidays in 1982, Fox lamented to a gathering of friends how he was concerned about the number of Westmoreland County residents who were without food, friends or gifts during the Christmas season. “I really want to do something to help them,” Fox said to his friends. Three months later, on March 11, 1982, Fox was trying a case in a Westmoreland County courtroom when he suddenly collapsed and died of a heart attack. Fox’s friends, co-workers and many of the citizens who had come to love and respect the popular Commonwealth’s Attorney during his seven years in office, remembered his concern for others at Christmas, and in 1984, began the Bob Fox Project, which has been providing a wonderful Christmas for Westmoreland residents for three decades now.

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Thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteers and the generous contributions of many individuals and groups, Bob Fox’s dream of helping others in Westmoreland County became a reality. And Christmas has been a little merrier for a great many people, whether they are donors, volunteers or recipients. But those who have been involved in the Bob Fox Project over the years are concerned about its future. “I find it sad to think about the loss of donations,” said Montross Town Manager Brenda Reamy, who works with the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department to make the nursing home gift delivery a success. “Without funding, there are going to have to be some tough decisions about what parts of the project are going to have to be cut,” Reamy said. “That is going to be very difficult.” “We hope to find an answer,” said Langmack. “The Bob Fox Project helps a lot of people who don’t have anybody. We can keep doing that if we can get more people involved and increase donations. That is our goal.”

These two small cloisonné bowls come from a Northern Neck family whose members have collected a large number of pieces. Both are in excellent condition. The other photographs also are interesting, but this one illustrates an important point in evaluating cloisonné. Henry Lane The black and white bowl Hull has painted on the bottom the word, CHINA, all in capital letters, whereas the blue bowl is not marked. The name on the first one indicates that it was made after the international convention of 1891 requiring products to be labeled as to country of origin. The unmarked bowl dates before 1891, and is a finer specimen in its own right. Cloisonné refers to a process whereby the metal core is circumscribed with thin gold, silver or brass wires delineating compartments for the various color changes. The French word for

compartment is “cloison”, thus the name. Once the wiring is attached, enamel in the desired colors is applied between the brass lines, after which the piece is fired in a kiln. The technique began in the Byzantine Empire in the Middle Ages, and had spread across the Middle East to China by the fifteenth century. Today most cloisonné is associated with China, where it still is being produced in great quantities. The best Chinese cloisonné dates from before the Second World War. The most collectible is the category of jeweled cloisonné, in which semiprecious gems are applied as part of

the decoration. The present examples have good appeal, but vary in quality. The marked black and white bowl is executed less finely, and is worth under $20. The older, unmarked blue bowl is of superior quality, and is worth $50. Cloisonné remains popular, especially with reference to the more highly decorated pieces, which can be in the form of vases, bowls, boxes, figurines, trays and jewelry. Most cloisonné lamps began as vases, which subsequently were electrified. The cloisonné market has not experienced the setbacks associated with other genres. Happy Antiquing!

Historic Stratford Hall, the Home of the Lees, will have a busy January Stratford Hall, the historic and celebrated home of the Lee family of Virginia, will have a busy January as the prominent Westmoreland County plantation continues its expanding efforts to make even more people aware of its story, history and traditions. “Celebrations at Stratford Hall: Family, Food and Festivities” will be the featured loan exhibition for the 2014 Washington Winter Show at American University’s Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C., Jan. 10 - 14. The January exhibition highlights

the family, food, and festivities that made Stratford a welcoming beacon of hospitality, from the 18th century to the present day, and touches upon the Lee family and its treasured private collections, which have been passed down through the generations. “We are so pleased to be the featured loan exhibitor and to have the chance to introduce Stratford Hall and its collections to a wider audience,” said Gretchen Goodell Pendleton, Curator, Stratford Hall. “Many of the objects that will be

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on view are not regularly displayed, so this exhibit is a rare opportunity for visitors to see highlights from our own collections, as well as some special objects from sister institutions and Lee family private collections.” Costumes, music and dancing, horse races and fox hunts, gracious dinners and quiet family moments all punctuated the everyday lives of the Lee family and other residents of Stratford Hall. Home to four generations of the Lee family of Virginia and later residents, Stratford Hall can be seen as an embodiment of Southern entertaining and family traditions. The legacy of Stratford Hall and the Lees survive in the collections of the historic plantation and other Lee family historic sites, as well as in the personal private collections that remain treasured in the Lee family.   This exhibit will serve as a small window into Stratford Hall’s intimate history; a past filled with family, food and festivities. Also in January at Stratford Hall,

the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile will also visit the Westmoreland County plantation on Jan. 19. The exhibit, an initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, will be located at Stratford Hall and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the HistoryMobile is free. The HistoryMobile is being presented as part of Stratford Hall’s day-long celebration of Robert E. Lee’s birthday, which will include a lecture by Donald Wilkinson, Civil War homefront depictions and artifacts on display, a scavenger hunt for children, a wreath-laying at the Great House, and a book signing by Dr. James “Bud” Robertson in the Stratford Hall Gift Shop. There will also be a living history portrayal of General Robert E. Lee by Al Stone, live musical entertainment by Marshall and Company, refreshments and complimentary tours of the Great House. Plan B Barbecue of Montross will be on site to sell delicious BBQs and other

The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile will visit Stratford Hall Jan. 19. lunch items. The HistoryMobile uses immersive spaces and interactive exhibits to draw together stories of the Civil War and emancipation from the viewpoints of those who experienced it across Virginia—young and old, enslaved and free, soldier and civilian. The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile crosses the state visiting museums, schools and special events. Its tour


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Local News for King George Virginia for Jan. 1, 2014

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Local News for King George Virginia for Jan. 1, 2014