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Westmoreland Board votes to increase funding for at-risk children

1,000 point milestone

Richard Leggitt Dramatic increases in the need for comprehensive services for at-risk youth forced the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors Monday night to vote for a $450,000 increase in funding for this fiscal year. The unanimous vote came after several of the supervisors expressed their concern about the growth of the program. “The taxpayers are at their limit,” said Board ViceChairman Woodrow Hynson. “We need $450,000 to meet our budget needs,” said Kathryn Knoeller, the Chair of the Community Policy Management Team, who noted $313,000 of the needed funds would be provided by the state. “It is not easy to come and ask for more money. But foster care in the county, for example, has increased three-fold.” “The numbers are growing,” said Knoeller. “We are mandated to provide services for children who are at risk. These are children we cannot turn our backs on.”   Board Chairman Darryl Fisher noted that funding for the county’s comprehensive services would exceed $1.3 million this fiscal year. “It is a lot of money,” said Fisher. “But I believe there is a need.” In other board news from the Monday meeting, David

CB Elementary school’s back in session at Oak Grove Baptist Church Just ten days after the fire, Colonial Beach Elementary School re-opened on Wednesday, January 15, at its regular time at Oak Grove Baptist Church. An Open House was held on Tuesday, January 14, at the church from 3:006:00 p.m. to update parents on the new location. School staff said that children who normally walk to school would be included in bus pick-ups, and parents were instructed to check the school’s website for the location of the nearest bus stop. The Colonial Beach School Board voted unanimously at their work session on January 8 to begin preparations to resume classes for Pre-K through grade 5 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. School officials received offers from several non-profits, neighboring school systems and Riverboat on the Potomac, as well, to house the students temporarily. The best option presented to the school board was the Oak Grove Baptist Church, which already has exactly the number of needed classrooms available. Four options were presented by school staff to the school board: Oak Grove Baptist Church; the old King George Middle School; utilizing multiple locations around town; or holding staggered classes at the High School on First Street in town. King George Middle School has been vacant for almost six years and would require a great deal of preparation to be utilized again. The options of splitting the children to utilize multiple locations would cause too much disruption for children and staff, and staggered classes would cost a considerable amount of money to implement, and school officials feared it would generally disrupt family life. School staff has been working all week since the meeting to move supplies, records and other needed materials. Principal Mary Fisher stated that the teachers have been planning for this and have addressed all issues that have come up. Many of the records are available electronically, and those will be accessible at the new location. Nursing will be available at all times, either by the staff nurse on hand, or kids can be transported to nearby Washington District School a half-mile away. The phone systems are in place, and the numbers for the elementary school remain the same. Staff can be reached at the Oak Grove Baptist Church at the regular school numbers 804-224-9897 or 804-224-2727.

Brown, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Regional Administrator, told the board that the VDOT work on the Nomini Creek Bridge on Route 621 is expected to be completed in October. Brown said work would begin this spring on a new bridge on Route 205 over Mattox Creek near Oak Grove. Brown said the Route 205 bridgework might continue for as long as two years necessitating one-lane traffic on the bridge for part of that time. In other business, the board voted to approve a zoning permit to allow the location of a new roadside stand and retail greenhouse business on State Route 205 north of Colonial Beach.    The owner of the new business, James Kirtley, said he and his family sold Christmas trees at that location during the holidays. “We wanted to see how it went,” he said. “We sold every single tree. We had a lot of support from the community.” Finally, the board voted to reelect Fisher as chairman and Hynson as vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors for another year. Colonial Beach Supervisor Larry Roberson voted against the re-elections.   “It’s nothing personal,” Roberson said.   “I just feel the chairmanship should rotate around.”  

Planning Commission forges ahead despite lack of new floodplain maps

—Linda Farneth

Leonard Banks

The Colonial Beach Planning Commission has conducted its organizational meeting, electing Maureen Holt to continue to act as chairperson for another year and selecting Robin Schick as vice chair. The commission also welcomed new members Maureen McCabe and Robert Busick. A public hearing was also conducted regarding changes that must be implemented to the floodplain overlay district. Changes involve additional regulations to any new construction within the floodplain areas. The need for these changes came to light in response to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) updating the current floodplain maps (also called Flood Insurance Rate Maps) in Westmoreland County and Colonial Beach. FEMA regulates flood insurance rates, which are expected to increase with the new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). Not only do town officials anticipate a larger floodplain area, but areas with a 500-year flood risk are expected to be raised to a higher risk of 100-year or less flood risk, due to more frequent occurrences of flooding. Existing homes will be grandfathered in, but any rebuilding of damaged properties or additions to existing structures will be required to follow the new guidelines. One of the most significant changes in building standards requires new construction to build residential structures with the lowest floor, including basements, elevated to at least three feet of the flood depth specified in the Flood Insurance Rate Map. New construction plans, whether in or out of a floodplain district, must prove that any changes to the land will not cause additional flooding during runoffs. For example, runoffs that would increase the water surface elevation of that flood event more than three feet, at any point, will not be allowed. During a phone interview on Monday, Colonial Beach Building and Zoning Director Gary Mitchell explained that with the new regulations in the floodplain ordinance, if a home is destroyed by 50% or more, it will be held to the new standards when rebuilt. In some cases, he said, it might require a structure to be built, maybe twenty feet in the air at the lowest point, to avoid future flooding. Mitchell explained that this would be too costly for homeowners. Although Mitchell did not mention current height restrictions, they too, could play a factor in rebuilding for some structures. Mitchell stated that a public meeting would be held to notify residents of changes in the floodplain maps. Residents who will be directly affected by FEMA’s new maps will be notified personally, as well as be invited to attend the meeting. Mitchell is hoping to schedule this meeting in February, but the town must first wait for FEMA to issue the new maps. Although the new maps have not yet been released by FEMA, the town must be proactive and act quickly. The council will need to hold public hearings, as well, and implement the changes in order to keep See maps, page 3

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 50 Cents

On Friday night, in front of adoring Drifter fans, Colonial Beach senior Monte Gould eclipsed the 1,000 point milestone as he scored 12 points against Lancaster.

Colonial Beach Town Council gets organized The Colonial Beach Town Council conducted their organizational meeting on Jan. 9 at the Town Center. Tommy Edwards was appointed Vice Mayor for another year, new bylaws were adopted and meeting schedules were set for the year. The council adopted Resolution 5-14, a blanket resolution which adopts the design of several programs and policies and authorizes the town manager to publish the appropriate notices, complete all self-evaluations and execute all certifications listed in the resolution as required by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), in order to successfully apply for a revitalization grant. The DHCD Community Development Block Grant, if awarded, would total almost a million dollars to make physical and economic repairs within the target area from Boundary St. to Colonial Ave., and from the Boardwalk to Washington Ave. Two programs’ designs were presented in the resolution-- the Revolving Loan Fund and the Façade Improvement Program. The Revolving Loan Fund will be a business assistance program. A $50,000 revolving loan fund will be dedicated to this program, which will give nano loans in the amount of one to five thousand dollars. The program will help new businesses become established, as well as help existing businesses to grow. The goal

is to create jobs for low-to-moderate income individuals. These small loans will be available to businesses within the revitalization target area and may be used for: building and land acquisition; leasehold and site improvements; new construction and rehabilitation costs; purchase of fixtures, machinery and equipment and associated installation costs. These loans will offer low interest rates and repayments will go back into the loan fund to continue to be utilized for future applicants. The Façade Improvement Program is designed to help make the area, as a whole, more attractive, as well as improve each building’s appearance. Recipients will have free architectural services provided to them and funded through the grant. A façade committee with the help of architects will decide how the money can be best spent to make the greatest impact on the area as a whole. The businesses chosen to participate in the program will match loan money 50/50, set aside from the Revitalization Block Grant, to upgrade the façades of their businesses. So a $5,000 investment will result in $10,000 worth of improvements. The loan portion is “forgivable” in five years, meaning each year the upgrades are maintained, the loan portion will be forgiven by 20 percent. See Council, page 3

Trivett updates public on matter concerning the elementary campus Linda Farneth After the early morning fire on Sunday, Jan. 5 that gutted the 100-year-old two-story brick building on the Colonial Beach Elementary School campus, school officials were faced with many challenges. Beginning a little after 4 a.m., the fire raged swiftly through the building, and at around 5 a.m., firefighters were given the command to evacuate, just minutes before the roof collapsed. Fire crews from 19 localities in the Northern Neck, Northern VA and Southern MD came to help put out the blaze. Thankfully, no one was injured during the fire. The building was closed in 2011, after two large storms and a rare east coast earthquake rocked the building, leaving water damage in the one-story section that housed the building’s restrooms. Upon inspection in 2011, the building’s roof structure revealed buckled rafters that inspectors said resulted from improper supports that dated back to when the building was first built. Over time, these structural beams have continued to buckle. As a result of these findings and for safety reasons, the building was deemed unsafe and abandoned by faculty and students. It has been used for storage purposes only since that time. Because the entire campus was deemed unsafe after the fire, school officials responded quickly to come up with solutions for housing the elementary students as quickly as possible. A special public school board meeting was held at 2 p.m. that Sunday, just as fire crews were wrapping up at the scene.

Officials took time to update the public on what had taken place that morning. They accepted public comments and suggestions, and even took criticism from a select few. The public outpouring of support has been overwhelming to the school board, however, and board members spent considerable time thanking everyone who had helped out. At the January School Board Work Session, Chairman Tim Trivett quashed rumors that the board was trying to vote to tear down the building by stating that the board will not make any decisions about what to do with the building in the near future. Trivett explained that the investigation is still ongoing. Once the investigation is complete, the insurance company will then have to conduct its procedures. After the fire was extinguished on Sunday, firefighters discovered hazardous chemicals inside the building. Trivett explained at the Sunday meeting, “We did have an old lab in that building that had never been removed. In that lab is hazardous chemicals. Some of them are pretty serious.” The old science lab had been left with some old chemicals. One chemical, in particular, was ether. Ether is relatively safe, but over time, Trivett explained, it becomes highly volatile, and even opening the lid could cause an explosion. At the Wednesday work session, Trivett updated the public, revealing See update, page 3

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Too many tests Everyone who has gone to school has had to take tests. There are the infamous pop quizzes, tests on chapters, midterms, and finals. As for the questions, they come in all types. There are multiple choice, fill in the blank, true or false, essays, and math and science questions that include David S. Kerr that infamous phrase, “show your work.” During the course of twelve years in the public school system the average student has to take hundreds of different kinds of tests. I am 55 years old, have been out of school for a long time, and still from time to time have a dream that I have showed up for

class and the teacher is giving a test I didn’t even know about. That’s how deep seated the testing experience can be to some people. But, those are just tests written and given by teachers. Teachers need them to measure student performance. However, about twenty years ago, in an initiative launched by then Governor George Allen the Commonwealth introduced the “Standards of Learning.” The initial goal was sound. There needed to be a better way to track student achievement against a recognized standard. This approach contributed to better curriculum planning and continuity of instruction between grades. It wasn’t an easy transition, but more and more schools, thanks to this use of educational have improved their performance. Unfortunately, like every government initiative there is a tendency to go overboard. Now entire sections

Letter to the Editor Good golly Miss Polly! Another jammed packed Town Council meeting driven by a combination of desires to learn more about the burning of the Old Colonial Beach High School, a first peek at our new/old town council member, the Honorable Mayor Bone, a planned presentation and for some of us, listening to the dry work of governing our fair town. Reports concerning the school from several department heads could be summed up as the investigation continues, the cause is unknown and it may be wrapped up by Saturday. Praise (was) offered to all of the first responders and heartfelt testimony concerning the reaction from the entire region to render aid virtually minutes after the first alert was sounded. (This was) followed by a presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to Ms. Helen Moffett, for her years of commitment and work on the Colonial Beach Tourism Council. (It was) given with all of the pomp and circumstance that a small town can offer, to include an escort by our Vice Mayor, Mr. Edwards, for the conclusion. Next on the agenda, Citizen Input, the Colonial Beach version of what is behind door #3. Say hello to Ms. Polly Parks. Announced candidate for town council. Who, for the next four trips to the podium, three of which informed us that she domiciles on the Point and she works at home, shared her world view of things wrong with Colonial Beach. Offering corrections for most of the pending resolutions. Starting with the incendiary question; why hasn’t the Town Government informed the citizens of Colonial Beach that an arsonist was afoot? Next offering advice on Res#1-14 (Robert’s Rules), Res#6-14 (solar panels and weather vanes), Ordinance #645 and Res#7-14 (verbiage). While most if not all of the suggestions offered by Ms. Parks had merit and criticisms of any that wish to participate with insights should be avoided, it is my hope that in the future, Ms. Parks’ blanket statements concerning the availability of documents to the public, such as the budget and the proposed changes to the comp. plan, would reflect reality and avoid hyperbolical statement for political purposes. I wish Ms. Parks well in her political ambitions and I am sure we can look forward to seeing her again. Charles Green Colonial Beach

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Dear Editor: If anyone rode by a burning house, I am sure everyone would call 911 and run to the house yelling to see if anyone was in the house. We would do all we could to save lives. This is what I am doing with all my heart. I write this asking if anyone does not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Time is running out. This verse can be seen at football games, John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whoso ever would believe in Him will have eternal life…” God wishes none to perish but all come to repentance. Have you ever stolen anything, ever lied, lusted in your heart or used God’s name in vain. If you broke just one commandment you are in desperate need of a savior, Jesus Christ. The Bible says that if we reject Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior when we leave this world we will go to a place where the flames will never be quenched; a place of eternal punishment where there is no end. This sounds horrible but there is a way out and only one way. Please do not reject so great a salvation. In Romans 10:9-10, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Come to Jesus just as you are and He will do the rest by making you a new creation.

of the school calendar are taken up with standardized testing. Between the standards of learning and the “no child left behind” requirements there are nearly 46 different standardized exams our students have to take before they graduate. Even over twelve years that’s a lot of examinations. Add these 46 exams to the regular rotation of quizzes and exams and it’s a wonder there is any time left over for instruction. Also, being standardized tests, usually multiple choice in nature the emphasis tends to be on rote memorization. The nuances of a subject, history or English literature for example, are hard to test this way. As is writing, argument and more advanced reasoning skills. Most teachers don’t teach to the test. But, many still feel this overemphasis on standardized has made it difficult for them to teach the way they should. It’s become far more difficult, as many teachers would like to do,

to go into more in depth on a particular subject or even to introduce something outside the curriculum other than that mandated and tested through the SOLs. Standardized testing is valuable, but too much testing and feeling that everything revolves around these standardized exams, is not a good thing. Already, children, starting in elementary school, under heavy pressure from the schools, suffer test anxiety when the SOLs are given. Usually that kind of fear is saved for later years. But, that’s on top of all the other tests (the ones that determine their grades) they have to take. There are several bills in the legislature aimed at curtailing the number of tests and revisiting their content. That sounds like a really good idea. That is, before someone dreams up another test. —Reach David Kerr at

Op-Ed LORI DEEM 2014. So begins a new year for King George county government. Will this be a year of growth and prosperity? Or a year of in-fighting, personal agendas and not so much accomplished for the good of the residents? On Tuesday, Jan. 7, the KG Board of Supervisors elected their chair and vice-chair for the 2014 year, and now the work begins. There are unresolved issues leftover from last year and there will be new ones popping up throughout the year. We all need to work together. Be respectful of those that disagree with your ideas. Keep an open mind to ideas that are different from yours. There are a lot of folks in the county that have very strong feelings about certain issues. Too many to list in this op ed. There are strong opinions and reluctance to make changes by residents and board members. But,

we can all listen to what someone has to say. “Just because it’s always been done this way “may work in a church setting, but it should have no place in a county board room. The entire Board needs to put the needs of the residents and the county at the top of their agenda, personal issues aside. The residents need to make their supervisor aware of their feelings, opinions and suggestions. I might have a Pollyanna view of how King George works, but I also have faith in the residents and the board to resolve problems and work with respect and integrity. We can make King George county one of the top ten places people want to visit and live in. We all know what the county needs. We know what we want. Let your representative know or tell another supervisor. Best wishes and much success to the 2014 Board members, the residents and the county.

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Editor’s Note: I received an email from Dahlgren District Supervisor Ruby Brabo, from her county email address, that included information about a public meeting, at the Dahlgren UMW campus, a public building, where a rezoning that is currently before the Planning Commission would be discussed. The email was blindcopied so I have no idea how many people received it. I assumed Supervisor Brabo wanted to let people know about the meeting. And because we had not published one of her Op-Ed articles in October, I ran the email as a letter to the editor. At that meeting, Supervisor Brabo said The Journal was “unethical” for publishing the item as a letter to the editor. No, it was not titled “Letter to the Editor.” We were just trying to do what we do, which is provide public information. —Jessica Herrink

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Financial Night and financial aid at W&L Patty Kelly Long Westmoreland County Public Schools Parents and students arrived at Washington and Lee High School on Jan. 9, to begin step one of financial aid information. Part of the College Rocks program, the Financial Night explored the world of the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Also, speakers talked about how and when to apply for scholarships. Speakers for the program included Patty Kelly Long, Central Office and coordinator of the College Rocks program, Sherika Charity, Rappahannock Community College Financial Aid Department, and Sue Straughan, College Prep Coach. Also assisting with the program were Carmen Crisco, Guidance Counselor at W&L and Stefanie Payne, Guidance Secretary. Ms. Charity noted in her presentation that if you “Google” the word FAFSA, you will likely get a wrong website. Make sure the site you are accessing is www.fafsa. The incorrect site has a “.net” address and will charge you for their site. FAFSA is a free application. There is no reason to pay anyone for FAFSA assistance. Ms. Charity gave a thorough explanation of the types of financial aid available to students. Among the federal and state monies that

students do not have to pay back are the Federal grants of PELL, the largest of the Federal grants, and SEOG, the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. State grants include COMA, Commonwealth of Virginia Grant; VGAP, Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Grant; PTAP, Part-Time Tuition Assistance; and SUPP, Supplemental VCCS State Grant. Students were encouraged to talk to their chosen college, especially before and after acceptance. It is up to the student and their family to make sure all aspects and questions regarding the financial packet are understood. Mrs. Straughan talked to the group about scholarships searches

and what is available to students. The College Rocks program which was offered to students for an eight-week period, dedicated part of its program to scholarship searches. These methodologies were shared with the group. Students were encouraged to utilize the services of the guidance department for up-to-date application dates for scholarships. The next financial meeting for parents and students in the Northern Neck will be Feb. 8, at W&L High School. The Super FAFSA Saturday event will allow parents and students to have one-on-one assistance in filling out the FAFSA applications. For more information on this program, contact Patty Kelly Long at 804-493-8018.

Update: School status

Council: New year

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from page 1 Other documents in the resolution include items that will give the DHCD a clear picture of the town’s financial profile, ensure non-discriminatory policies both within town employment and the execution of the revitalization project, and documents that would show the town’s desire to carry out revitalization efforts. The council also voted to include design guidelines as part of the Comprehensive Plan. The guidelines are merely suggestions to help encourage new construction to follow design standards that would not only enhance the overall appearance of the town, but would complement existing surrounding structures to bring about a more flowing appearance in neighborhoods. The guidelines were developed by a group of citizens who volunteered to work together last year. Through several meetings, town staff and citizens met to discuss design guidelines that would fit in with the Comprehensive Plan. Extra town staff time, advertisements for public hearings and other expenses were paid for through a $10,000 planning grant from the Virginia Housing Development Authority. The new guidelines are voluntary and will come into play in situations where developers request a change in zoning or request a conditional use permit. The developer can then proffer to design and build in concert with these guidelines. The council also voted to provide a one-time Christmas bonus of $200 for all full-time hourly employees of the town and any part-time employees who have been in their positions for twelve months. — Linda Farneth

that the danger was as bad as they had anticipated, and that school officials had tried to dispose of the chemicals years ago. Trivett also told the public on Wednesday that two chemists onsite in one day had removed the ether and other chemicals that were deemed highly explosive. Trivett stated that the chemists disposed of the chemicals, which turned out to be three small two-inch vials. When the chemists threw the chemicals into a receptacle to destroy them, there was a small explosion. Trivett’s description was similar to what one would hear and see if a person threw a lighted firecracker into a metal trashcan. Since the Sunday meeting, the board learned that the school had tried to dispose of the chemicals years ago through the county. Trivett said his understanding was that the chemicals were boxed up and taken to a HAZMAT (hazardous materials) location. Because of the nature of the chemicals, the HAZMAT location reportedly would not take them. The chemicals were brought back and secured in locked cabinets in the old school building in a safe

manner. Trivett also reported that schools all over the country have science labs, and many of them have dangerous chemicals that can be stored properly and safely. He also assured that public that all dangerous chemicals have now been removed from the site, and there is no more danger from them. Superintendent Kathleen Beane announced that she had gone over the entire elementary campus with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Quality. The group tested all unfenced campus buildings not affected by the fire, and all buildings’ air qualities were clean. Colonial Beach Fire Chief David Robey stated that the new mod pods, the primary school building and the cafeteria are within the fenced-in area. These buildings are under a condemned status. Robey said these buildings have not been damaged, however they are in danger of falling debris, should the burned two-story structure collapse. Those buildings will be checked when the danger of collapse has been cleared. The scene is now fenced-in, and the investigation is still ongoing.

Update: School status from page 1 residents within the existing and new floodplain areas from losing the ability to buy flood insurance. Therefore, the planning commission is addressing the issue now in order to pass it on to the council in time to complete the necessary steps. Many of the changes involve extensive administrative work on the part of the town staff. For example, the town will be responsible for providing technical or scientific data to FEMA if there

are any changes to the community’s base flood elevation, within six months of discovering such. The new ordinance has been drafted to FEMA’s specific requirements, and the town must implement it as written, or residents will no longer be eligible for flood insurance. So with their hands tied, the planning commission voted unanimously to forward the new floodplain overlay district ordinance to the council with a favorable recommendation. — Linda Farneth

Just FYI King George Medical Center, Ltd. filed for bankruptcy on October 7, 2013. King George Medical operated KGMC Family Practice and Gateway Medical Urgent Care. On the same day King George Medical filed for an order authorizing the winding down of King George Medical Center. The motion included a Practice Closure Plan that provided that a notice be run on December 2, 2013, in The Free Lance-Star advising that all practices are closed and information on how to obtain copies of medical charts. On October 11, 2013 the United States Bankruptcy Court granted the motion. Among other things, the order provides that “The Debtors may retain patient records in the manner specified by section 351 of the Bankruptcy Code. After retaining the records for 365 days, the Debtors may then destroy any remaining patient records in accordance with section 351 of the Bankruptcy Code.” According to the motion filed on Oct. 7 “Section 351 of the Bankruptcy Code provides that for an alternative patient record disposal system if a health care business “does not have a sufficient amount of funds to pay for the storage of patient records in the manner required under applicable Federal or State law.” 11 U.S.C. § 351. Under the Bankruptcy Code’s system, to properly dispose of records, the health care business must: (A) promptly publish notice, in 1 or more appropriate newspapers, that if patient records are not claimed by the patient or an insurance provider (if applicable law permits the insurance provider to make that claim) by the date that is 365 days after the date of that notification, the trustee will destroy the patient records; and

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(B) during the first 180 days of the 365-day period described in subparagraph (A), promptly attempt to notify directly each patient that is the subject of the patient records and appropriate insurance carrier concerning the patient records by mailing to the most recent known address of that patient, or a family member or contact person for that patient, and to the appropriate insurance carrier an appropriate notice regarding the claiming or disposing of patient records. 11 U.S.C. § 351(1). If after providing this notice, the patient records are not claimed within 365 days, the health business must then mail, by certified mail, at the end of such 365day period a written request to each appropriate Federal agency to request permission from that agency to deposit the patient records with that agency, except that no Federal agency is required to accept patient records under this paragraph. 11 U.S.C. § 351(2). If the contacted federal agency refuses to accept the records, then the health care business shall destroy those records by— (A) if the records are written, shredding or burning the records; or (B) if the records are magnetic, optical, or other electronic records, by otherwise destroying those records so that those records cannot be retrieved. The letter which went out to patients about the practice closure included a medical release form. The form could be returned to the Dahlgren or Gateway Campus or by mailing to King George Medical Center, Ltd., P. O. Box 845, Fredericksburg, VA 22404. The Practice Closure Plan also provided: “Transfer medical records custodianship to S.A. Medical of Virginia to continue to fulfill patient requests for chart transfers or copies of charts.

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Guitarist Zachary Johnson to perform as part of Chamber Music Series zion church at lottsburg cordially invites everyone to join them on Monday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. for their Martin Luther King Celebration. Sponsored by the NN Minister’s Assn. The youth ministry will minister in song. On Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. the church will have a special worship service in lieu of Bible study. Special guest, Bishop Edward Blackwell, Jr. of Zion Temple of Praise Church in Hopewell, VA. For more info: (804) 529-6033.

first baptist church of ambar Wednesday noon prayer services with Scripture readings. Join them for an hour of reflection and revitalizing. 9469 Caledon Rd. KG (540) 775-3939.

river of life pentecostal church invites you to a special service on Jan., 26 at 11 a.m. Guest speakers, Janet & Roy Edmonds, missionary evangelists from Australia. Love Feast dinner following the service. 510 Colonial Ave, Col. Beach. (804) 224-8157.

First Baptist Church invites you to come celebrate the 69th Anniversary of the Usher’s Ministry. Sunday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. Dr. Larry Finch, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in KG will be the guest preacher accompanied by his choir, ushers and congregation. All area ushers are invited to give an encouraging word. Light refreshments will be served. 619 Jackson Street, Col. Beach.

moms in prayer int’l Moms in Prayer International meets on Mondays at 9 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church 5590 Kings Highway, King George. (540) 775-9131.

MARS HILL YOUTH GROUP TO MEET FEB. 8 The next Mars Hill Youth Event is Saturday, Feb. 8, 5-9 p.m. Mars Hill is a FREE, public event for ALL youth, middle & high school ages! Come early, 4:45pm for registration! Oak Grove Baptist, 8096 Leedstown Rd., Colonial Beach, VA. Guest Speaker: Stephen Dause, a youth leader from Dahlgren United Methodist Church; Guest band, Amethyst Heart, and the Mars Hill Band. Games & Food: Dinner, drinks and desserts are provided, including cupcakes donated by “Not Your Mother’s Cupcakes”! Youth Presentations: Some youth are already lined up to share. Christian youth are encouraged to share with their peers. Please pass the word and invite youth! Any youth who brings a first-timer gets a FREE T-shirt! Adult Volunteers are needed help with general setup, cleanup or staffing the youth registration tables. Help with food! Michelle Chisholm is coordinating dinner and needs volunteers to bring sides, drinks, desserts, and extra hands to serve food. Please contact her via Email if you can help with food at: Mars Hill is a local Christian Community effort conducted solely by volunteers, so new volunteers, prayer support and financial support is always needed and much appreciated!

Classical guitarist Zachary Johnson will be performing at St. George’s Episcopal Church’s Chamber Music Series on Sunday, Jan. 19. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door for $10 per person (children and students are admitted free). St. George’s Episcopal Church is located at 905 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg. Dr. Zachary Johnson is a young classical guitarist whose talent has already been recognized with numerous awards. He has performed in venues across the United States for recitals, competitions, and festivals. He most recently performed for the Portland Classic Guitar Series, Seven Hills Concert Series, Guitar Sarasota, and as a selected performer for the Stetson International Guitar Festival. Aside from his performing career, Dr. Johnson maintains is active as a teacher. He served as Adjunct Professor of Guitar at Stetson University, Visiting Adjunct Professor at Florida State University, and Adjunct Professor of Guitar at Tallahassee Community College. He taught masterclasses at Syracuse University, Brevard Community College, and Bainbridge College. And created the guitar program at the Sarasota Suzuki Institute, where he instructs children as young as 3. Zachary has been the recipient of full scholarships to Yale University, Stetson University, and Florida State University. He has studied with renowned teachers Benjamin Verdery, Dr. Stephen Robinson, and Bruce Holzman. After receiving his Bachelors from Stetson University, he would go on to receive his Masters from Yale University. Zachary has recently received his Doctorate of Music from

Florida State University, where he was selected as a Teachers Assistant to Mr. Holzman. Dr. Johnson has also performed and studied in masterclasses with many esteemed guitarists. He has traveled to Italy to study with Andres Segovia’s protégé, Oscar Ghiglia, at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. He was also selected to be one of six guitarists in the state of Connecticut to perform in a master class for John Williams, arguably the most celebrated living guitarist. The St. George’s Chamber Music Series, now in its fifth year, is an important part of the musical richness of the Fredericksburg area and showcases the acoustics and beauty of the nave at St. George’s, as noted in the subtitle for the series: Beautiful Music in a Beautiful Space. Performances are held at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month, Sept. through May. For more information, visit the church website at www. or email concertinfo@stgeorgesepiscopal. net. “Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?” [Daniel 3:15]

A request for help... to be able to help To the King George Community, from Love Thy Neighbor: Our vision is to provide an atmosphere of love and encouragement, and help folks stretch items such as housing, utilities and prescriptions. There are many great organizations helping our neighbors, and we partnered with others, growing a network of people helping people. WE NEED YOUR HELP…We are having growing pains… Pastors Helen and Jerry Lehr have a heart for their Community! They have had a home church for over 40 years and a weekly prayer group, where hundreds have been blessed as they flowed through the open doors of Descending Dove Christian Center! A typical day at their Prayer Meeting includes calls and emails, not only from all around the country, but throughout the globe, as people everywhere have come to know people are praying and touching the heart of God on their behalf. Love Thy Neighbor Community Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen was birthed at the Prayer Group in August of 2012, with the first event in Dec. 2012. The Ministry has grown too big for Descending Dove Christian Center alone. We need a broader base of groups to restructure the Leadership

Team. We are also outgrowing the Citizens Center! Our vision for the coming year for this rapidly growing nonprofit organization is to: 1. Gain corporate and church partners 2. Be able to have a place for food storage on site for the Food Pantry 3. Broaden the Leadership Team 4. Find property to expand and/ or combine into other ministry areas such as: a. A place for ministry/ church events throughout the week for ministries such as Single Mothers, Seniors, Veterans, Children and a place for Youth where they could come weekly – (similar to Mars Hill, which currently has an awesome event bi-monthly); b. A Thrift Store for income sources with furniture and household items; c. A place where life-enriching classes could be offered. Love Thy Neighbor leaders are planning an Interest Meeting Friday, Jan. 17, at noon at the King George Citizens Center, 8076 Kings Hwy, King George, VA 22485. Everyone is welcome. To find out more information, you may check our website:, email your thoughts or ideas to or call Karen Jones (540)645-7331. Again, we are so grateful for all the Community support and wish for all your dreams to come true in 2014!

Speaking about ministries, ( Have you heard about LUCHA Ministries, Inc, a not-for-profit Christian community-based outreach ministry with and among Latinos in the greater Fredericksburg area? Hearing the biblical call of justice and mercy for the marginalized of our society (Exodus 22:21; Micah 6:8; Matthew 5:7), LUCHA Ministries seeks to promote a holistic approach to the needs of the Latino/ Hispanic community through culturally-sensitive and language-appropriate ministries that communicate the love of God in Jesus Christ and to serve as an information broker and community advocate, and connect Latinos/Hispanics with local organizations and their outreach efforts. (540) 370-4502.

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

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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.”

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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)

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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

The Journal

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

King George NAACP to remember “The Man, The Life, and the Legacy” of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Area Death Michael C. Wiseman

Michael C. Wiseman, 58, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. Michael was a native of California, where he grew up on a dairy, shoveling cow manure. This prepared him well for a career in government. A brilliant electrical engineer, Michael worked on naval combat systems for the Department of Defense. Michael loved technology, travel, and especially, singing. His versatile tenor brought peace and joy to the Round Hill and College Avenue Baptist Church choirs, and even serenaded 35,000 fans at a San Diego Padres baseball game, where he performed the national anthem. Michael is survived by his wife, Beth; his children, Melissa and James, and their mother, Barbara; his parents, Jim and Peggie; his sisters, Jami and Janine; his grandchildren, Benjamin and Presley, and his aunt and uncle, Pam and Fred. A memorial gathering was held at Round Hill Baptist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church in King George.



The King George Branch NAACP will celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Little Ark Baptist Church, Owens, on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. All are invited to share in this celebration. Guest Speaker for this event will be Dr. Milton Carter, Pastor of King George Church of God. Music will be provided by Keith Armstead, Minister of Music at King George Church of God. This event is free and all are welcome to join with the King George Branch NAACP in remembering, “The Man, The Life, and The Legacy” of Dr. King. If more information is needed, please contact Mr. Cedell Brooks, Jr. at (540) 775-9465 or (540) 2262309.

Thursday, Jan. 16

Regular business meeting of the 4H Fancy Friends Dog club. 5:30 p.m. at the KG Extension office.

Friday, Jan. 17

Westmoreland County’s 2014 Relay 4 Life event kick off. 6-8 p.m. at W&L High School, in Montross. Bring a covered dish and a 2 liter soda and come join in a night of fun and fellowship. Join a team, sign up your own team or learn more about the event.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Straight Shooter Productions presents a concert featuring the Waking Heroes. $10 at the door, $5 advance sales. 5:30-10 p.m. at 100 1st Street in Col. Beach. w/ performances by Conclusions of the Matter, dj8 bit panda, Katie’s Got Guts & The Street Parade.

Scout from Troop 206 earns Eagle- the highest youth award in scouting John Leonard Fines, Jr. is a June 2013 graduate of King George High School. He earned his Eagle Scout Award April 2013. Eagle is the highest honor in the BSA (for youth). John’s scouting began 2004 with Cub Scout Pack 191, where he earned the Arrow of Light; which is the highest honor in the Cub Scouts. John crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 191 in Feb. 2006. Troop 191 has been chartered by the King George Ruritans’ Club since 1954. John transferred to Troop 206, sponsored by Peace Lutheran, in 2011 to complete his scouting career. John earned 54 merit badges, including the 12 required and 9 elective badges needed for his Eagle Award. He was the Scout of the Quarter during 2008 and completed CPR training in 2010. John served as an Instructor, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Scribe, Historian, Librarian, and Quartermaster. He logged 81 camping nights, 147 miles hiking and 37 service hours. John’s camping and hiking highlights included a high adventure trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. He sold $3,500 worth of mulch to raise funds to participate in the 12-day back country hike that

included rock climbing, branding and rifle shooting. He also attended Bashore Boy Scout Camp in Pennsylvania yearly. John’s Eagle project was to preserve the Dahlgren Heritage Rails to Trails (DHRT) Caboose. John led the effort to preserve the historic Caboose, work which consisted of scraping, washing, replacing wood, priming and painting; and this included the preservation of the wheels and steps. Clarence “Soup” Campbell served as John’s mentor for the painting; and John L. Fines, Sr. mentored the tear off and replacement of all wood. Mrs. Earline Cumberlander helped with the project by painting the R.F & P logo on the exterior of the Caboose. The red Caboose is located at the Rt. 605 trailhead of the DHRT at 10400 Bloomsbury Road in King George. John would to extend a “Thank you” specifically, to all the leaders and parents that gave of their time and lead him to successfully acquire his Eagle. “Congratulations John on a job well done.” The Court of Honor for Troop 206 is planned for Jan. 25, 2014.

America’s Sunday Supper, from 10 a.m.- 2p.m. at the Central Rappahannock Library, 1201 Caroline St., F’brg. Celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and the America’s Sunday Supper Initiative. Veterans’ organizations will be on hand to provide information on health counseling and screening, transitional housing, and veteran’s benefits. Free care packages will be provided. The event is free to the public. For more info email Karen Griffin or call John White of the VFW Post 3103, (540) 373-6560. Sponsored by : Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter; Points of Light Fdn.; F’brg Area Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Natl. Council of Negro Women, Stafford-F’brg Area Section; Natl. Pan-Hellenic council of Greater F’brg.; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Tau Rho Chapter; and Veteran’s Assn. Representatives (Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 3103 and Women’s Auxiliary VFS Post 3103.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Annual Skate for Wesley fundraising event at Stan’s Skateland. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Meeting of the FOSL Book Club. Book of the month, David Baldacci’s “The Hit.” Meets at 6 p.m. While an RSVP is not necessary, it would be appreciated so we may have enough

Trina Weber is proud to announce the birth of her grandson, Joseph Preston Lee. Born to Kayla Weber and Michael Lee of Montross at 1:23 p.m. on January 9, 2014. He was 8 lbs. 4 oz and 21 inches long.




Saturday, Jan. 25

Drifter Pride 5K Fun Run at the Beach. 10 a.m. start time. There is no registration required and no entry fee for the 5K Fun Run/ Walk, we just ask for a monetary donation, 100% of which will be used to help raise money to benefit our school system and the children in it. You may dress in Black & Gold to show your DRIFTER PRIDE. Memorial Ribbons will also be sold at this event. NN Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at Regent Point Marina on Locklies Creek near Topping, VA. 8:30 a.m. Many different bird sightings probable. Warm clothing and water resistant footwear are recommended. There will be several pairs of loaner binoculars available. Call Frank Schaff at 804-462-0084 to let him know that you are coming in case the walk is cancelled.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Town Hall Meeting, Dahlgren District. All are welcome. UMWDahlgren Campus. 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Red Cross sponsored Blood Drive at the American Legion Post 89 on Dahlgren Road.

Saturday, Feb. 15

NN Youth Performing Arts Fdn. to present “Snow Queen” at 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. All tickets $12. Northumberlhand HS. (804) 443-7517.

SPARTANBURG, SC — Dr. David S. Wood, provost of Wofford College, has announced the Dean’s List students for the Fall 2013 Semester, including: Rachael Michelle Moss from Kinsale, VA. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and attain a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher. Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college of 1,600 students in Spartanburg, S.C. Wofford ranks 7th nationally in the percentage of undergraduates receiving credit for study abroad.

Military News Air Force Airman Cameron L. Taylor graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Taylor is the son of William Taylor of Montross. He is a 2012 graduate of Washington and Lee High School, Montross.

.Elks Lodge 2666 is holding a special Charity Bingo Game on Feb. 1 at 12:30 p.m. (Doors will open at 12:30…games will start at 1:30) All proceeds will be donated to the Colonial Beach Schools. Food and drinks will be available. 719 Ferry Landing Road (Just off 205 at Mattox Creek Bridge) Come join the fun!!!! (804) 224-0364

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Eating at Angelo’s in Montross recalls the definition of serendipity Having lunch or dinner in Westmoreland County at Angelo’s Pizza Restaurant in Montross reminds customers of the definition of serendipity - making a fortunate discovery. The restaurant located on Courthouse Square in downtown looks like the typical pizzeria but diners learn quickly it is much, much more.   With a menu that features Oysters Rockefeller, blackened scallops and crab cakes that have been written up in the New York Times, Angelo’s has become one of the most popular restaurants on the Northern Neck. “We buy the best food and we take pride in what we do,� said Angelo’s owner Bryan Oliff. “The bottom line is the food has to be good.� Oliff has owned Angelo’s since 1991. And, he has transformed it from a small local pizza place to a bustling full service restaurant with 40 employees that is open seven days a week all year round and has developed a strong regional following. Oliff who grew up in Westmoreland County and played high school sports at Washington & Lee High School went to Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk and then stayed in the Virginia Beach area to work. “But I always wanted to come back home, I always wanted to do my own

“We buy the best food and we take pride in what we do,� said Angelo’s owner Bryan Oliff. “The bottom line is the food has to be good.� —Owner, Bryan Oliff business,� he said. His wife, Kari, works with him at the popular restaurant located at 15835 Kings Highway. The couple have two children, Dillion, 17, and Garrett, 14. Angelo’s menu features a wide compliment of seafood dishes including soft shell crabs, fresh flounder and fried oysters. There is a steamer bar that offers shrimp, Alaskan crab legs, clams, mussels and fresh oysters from the Rappahannock, Potomac and Chesapeake Bay. The New York strip steaks are mouth watering and served with a variety of salads and wines. “We offer almost all the local wines and many others,� Oliff said. And in true Angelo’s tradition -the original Angelo’s opened as pizza shop in 1984 -- there are scrumptious pizzas galore along with a broad selection of pasta dishes like baked spaghetti and eggplant parmesan. Customers will also find a wide

variety of Greek items on the menu including a gyro platter, Greek salads and souvlaki. Sandwiches, wraps and burgers are also tasty and well received. Assisted by his catering manager, Mark Jones, Oliff has developed a thriving catering business and can serve as many as 500 guests at the location of their choosing. “We do weddings, oyster roasts, pig roasts and private parties,� Oliff said. “We can do whatever the customers want and we cook it right in front of them so they know it is fresh.� In recent weeks the restaurant has catered events for the Volunteer Fire Department in Kinsale and the Montross Rescue Squad. “There is not a day that I don’t love coming to work,� said Oliff. “It’s a great business.� Looking at the steady stream of daily diners at the restaurant, it is obvious that Angelo’s customers feel the same way.

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Trying to lose weight or alter your diet? Many people are in the same boat. Though it’s easy to control your diet when eating at home, men and women hoping to shed a few extra pounds may need to take a more careful approach when dining out at a restaurant or enjoying a meal at the house of a friend or family member. The following tips can help men and women eat healthy even when they are enjoying meals away from home. Don’t skip meals. Skipping meals, especially breakfast, in anticipation of eating larger meals later on is a recipe for disaster. Research has shown that people who eat a healthy breakfast tend to consume fewer calories over the course of a typical day than those who skip breakfast. Have a pre-meal before dining out. Don’t attend gatherings on an empty stomach. Snack on fruits or vegetables before heading out the door to avoid overeating later on. Marcy Feltner

On Friday, Jan. 10, the King George County Economic Development office and the Board of Supervisors officially welcomed a new business to the county, Smokin Ron’s Barbecue, located at 15411 Dahlgren Road with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Pictured left to right, Ruby Brabo, Dahlgren Supervisor, Owners Stephanie & Ron Haynes, Joe Grzeika, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and representing the James Madison District and Jim Howard, James Monroe District Supervisor. From the Facebook page of the KG Preschool PTA, the fundraiser they set up with Smokin Ron’s BBQ raised $994.37 on Sunday, Jan. 12 to go to the Colonial Beach Elementary School recovery fund. Another lunch fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26 from noon-4 p.m. Come out for great food and a great cause.

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Drink lots of water. Sipping on a glass of cold water when dining out can keep you feeling full while preventing the dehydration that comes from eating too many high-sugar, high-salt goodies. In fact, symptoms of dehydration mimic those of hunger, meaning you might be eating more when your body really just needs more water. Practice portion control. It’s nice to dig in to your favorite treats. However, indulging at the dinner table can lead to weight gain. Many people find that they can still enjoy their favorite foods without gaining weight as long as they eat smaller portions and resist the temptation to eat until they feel the need to unbuckle their belts. Use smaller plates. The bigger the plate you are

eating from, the more food you are likely to eat. Use smaller plates at the buffet line so you aren’t piling too much food on your plate. An empty plate can instill a sense of fullness whether that plate is large or small. Give your body time to realize how much you have eaten. The stomach needs about 20 minutes to tell the brain that it’s feeling full. But when food is eaten too fast, you may have already overindulged by the time the stomach sends its fullness signal to the brain. Fill up your plate, eat slowly and then put the brakes on for a while so that your stomach has adequate time to let the brain know you have eaten enough. Order the right sides. When choosing side dishes, opt for healthy, low-calorie and high-fiber vegetables instead of sides that are high in fat, sugar or sodium. Healthy sides will make you feel full without packing on the pounds.

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Monte Gould enters Drifters 1,000 points club Leonard Banks Sports editor

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His name is forever sealed in “Black & Gold” legend. On Friday night, at the Drifterdome, senior Drifters shooting guard Monte Gould scored a total of 12 points against Lancaster, as he became 14th Drifter male player ever to enter the 1,000-point club.

It was a golden moment. On Friday night, in the town of Colonial Beach, Drifter fans waited anxiously for another magical moment in varsity basketball history. After three attempts from the field, and two foul shots made earlier in the second quarter, Monte Gould connected on his third free throw in a row to become the 14th Drifter ever to enter the 1,000 boys varsity basketball club. Fans wearing gold hats packed the famed gymnasium to see their favorite player take his place in school history. However, amid the pomp and circumstance, there was a war brewing between the 2012 state Group-A, Division II State Basketball Champions, Lancaster Red Devils, and the Black & Gold Drifters of Colonial Beach. In the end, fans got their money’s worth, as the long awaited full-court brawl spared no expense to yield one of the most physical epic games in years. While the Red Devils triumphed over the Drifters 51-49, they will once again renew their conference rivalry on Jan. 30. “We

Drifters JV boys edge Red Devils Leonard Banks Sports editor Last Friday, at the Drifterdome, during conference rivalry, the Drifters junior varsity boys had their hands full against a very determined Lancaster Red Devils Drifters basketball team. In the final moments, the Drifters narrowly squeezed by the Red Red Devils Devils, 37-36. Within the first two minutes and 41 seconds of the first quarter, the Drifters fast break offense, led by Alonzo Turner, quickly jumped out to a 4-1 lead. However, after three foul appearances that yielded two points, the Red Devils finally decided to show up. Lancaster took a 7-6 lead on jumpers from James Coleman and Travon Henderson, and later closed out the quarter on a 3-point buzzer beating shot from Jay Dillon. The momentum took a subtle shift towards the home-standing Drifters in the second quarter. With 4:20 left in the half, the Drifters stood at 1212, after Saki Lewis and Cameron Headly scored on short-range jumpers. Ana Jai Lewis nailed a 3-pointer that gave Colonial Beach a 15-14 lead going into half time. The tempo of the game took a dramatic change in the third quarter, as both teams exchanged leads on three occasions and tied on one. As fate would have it, the Drifters, courtesy of a lay up from Christian Foster managed to hold on to a 24-23 lead just before the sound of the buzzer. In the final quarter, the Drifters

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The Lancaster Red Devils junior varsity pushed the Drifters to the limit, but could not overcome a poised, and courageous Colonial Beach team.



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played awfully well tonight,” Red Devil head coach Tim Rice said. “We have a young squad that plays well one game, and the next game, not so well. Tonight we put it all together.” The Red Devils opened the game with a 4-0 lead, and a block by Travon Taylor. Kean Foster gave the Drifters a lift with two back-to-back jumpers. However, Taylor tied the game at 6-6 with a fast break layup. Foster retaliated with two free throws to take a slim two point lead. Taylor later finished the game with 16 points, including one 3-pointer. Later, with less than 12 seconds remaining in the half, Lamar Lucas connected on a fast break layup to extend the Drifters’ lead to 10-6. Amid the beating of the metal walls, and rumbling of the seats, Lancaster point guard #1 cut the Drifter 10-6 lead to one. Lucas would eventually lead all Drifter scorers with 17. In the second quarter, the Drifter corps of starters found their swagger, and nearly ran away with the game. Ignited by Gould’s leap into school basketball history, the Drifters extended their lead to 20-10 with 5:27 left in the half. Later in the quarter after an exchange of baskets the Red Devils returned to form and cut the

Drifter lead to six, after a 3-pointer courtesy of Taylor. Ultimately, the Drifters maintained an eight-point (25-17) advantage by halftime. After an 8-3 run to start the third quarter, the Red Devils were within two points of tying the game at 2826. In light of the momentum shift, the Drifters shifted from a post offensive attack to scoring from the perimeter. The tactic worked, as the Drifters sustained a six-point lead into third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Red Devils threw everything at the Drifters but the kitchen sink. From their press man-on-man defense to closely guarding Gould, they managed to take a 46-44 lead on a 3-pointer from Taylor. With the clock winding down, both teams battled for any sign of a loose ball. After a layup by Lucas, with 51 seconds left in the game, the Red Devils relied on two foul shots made by Taylor and Devante Haskins to extend their lead to 5149 with 2.7 seconds remaining in the game. As fate would have it, the Red Devils clogged up the passing lanes on the final throw in, leaving both Gould and Foster reaching for a ball that never came.

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seemed to have the game in the bag, as they controlled both the board and ball possession in the early stages of the period. In fact, until the final minute and five seconds, the Drifters sustained a five to six point lead. However, after a 3-pointer from Dillon, and two Ricky Wiggins free throws, the Red Devils tied the game at 36-36. With 22 seconds left in the game, Lewis was given an opportunity to win it for the Drifters. With Red Devil fans stomping the bleachers to distract Lewis, and the cloud of pressure looming over him, he connected on 1-2 shots to put his team ahead. The game ended on a desperation half court shot attempt from Coleman.

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Colonial Beach Drifters varsity topples Essex Trojans Leonard Banks Sports editor Since day one of the 2013-2014 winter sports season the Drifters varsity girls’ basketball team has been on fire. With a focus on the team concept, Drifters the girls have collectively stepped up their game, and raised the stakes in Northern Neck basketball Trojans competition. Now atop the 1A Conference 43 standings, the Drifters are at 1-0, 9-1, with second place Rappahannock hot on their heels at 2-0, 6-2. With conference play slated for the remainder the season, fans will see a bounty of court battles going down to the wire. On Tuesday, at the Drifterdome, the visiting Trojans girls’ basketball team attempted to upset the balance in the Northern Neck by upsetting the Lady Drifters. Led by guards Syndi Carey (17 points, 7-16, 41%, 6 rebounds, 6 assists), and Deniya Newman (14 points, 6-17, 35%, 4 boards, 3 steals, 2 3-pointers), the Drifters routed Essex 48-27.

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It’s all for one, and one for all, as the Drifters varsity girls’ basketball team continues into the 2013-2014 winter sports season. The family/team style approach has resulted in a first place, top of the conference record.

In the first quarter, the Trojans appeared to have brought their Agame, as they attempted to penetrate the Drifters post with foul shot opportunities. Although the Trojans held the advantage in ball possession and board dominance, the Drifters held their ground utilizing an effective press defense, and an 11-9 lead, at the end of the quarter. Emily Parks ripped the Trojans defense to shreds with assists and ball possession in the second quarter. In the final minute of the quarter, Carey, on three assists from Parks, scored seven points, including one 3-pointer to give the Drifters a 25-12 lead. After Newman led off the third quarter with a 3-pointer, the Trojans offense failed on three foul line attempts to cut the Drifter deficit. Although Parks picked up her fourth foul at 3:01, the Drifters offense continued to extend their lead. In the final two minutes, the Drifters finished the quarter on a 6-2 run that resulted in a 38-19 lead. In the final quarter, the Trojans continued to struggle under the wrath of the Drifter defense as they converted four foul shots out of 10 attempts—and two shots from the field. As for the Drifters, Carey on two assists from Newman closed out

the game with two jumpers. Late scores On Thursday, the Drifters defeated Lancaster, 51-19. Drifter forward, Billie Gould led the team with 13 points, while Alexia Wilson added 10 points. On Monday, Brooke Point ended the Drifters undefeated streak with a 58-48 victory. Deniya Newman led all Drifters scores with 11 points, and six steals. Results from the Tuesday night game featuring Washington & Lee were not available due to press deadlines.

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Colonial Beach High School varsity boys’ head basketball coach, and Battlefield gridiron legend Jonathan Parker (left) stands along side Drifter 1,000-point club’s newest member, senior Monte Gould (right). Leonard Banks

During a conference junior varsity basketball battle at the Drifterdome, Lancaster forward, Denaisha Pratt attempts to defend Drifter standout Jordan McGinnis.

CB Drifters JV girls basketball among best in Northern Neck area Leonard Banks Sports editor Last week, the Drifters junior varsity Drifters JV girls’ basketball team improved its regular season record to 7-1, with victories over 1A Trojans JV Conference 43 rivals, Lancaster and Essex. From middle school to varsity, for the past four seasons, the Drifters girls basketball teams have

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flourished as one of the area’s most successful sports programs. On Tuesday, at the Drifterdome, the Drifters defeated the visiting Trojans, 28-24, in a low scoring game that featured a standout performance from the entire team. After taking a 4-2 lead with scores from Tamra Rudzynski, and Jordan McGinnis, the Trojans responded by tying the game at 4-4, and later closing out the quarter with a 5-4 run that resulted in a 9-8 lead. In the final minute of the quarter, Hallie Phillips rallied the Drifters to within one point, with

back-to-back lay ups. Although the Trojans lead the second quarter in turnovers, they also controlled the offensive boards. Trojan forward, Denaisha Pratt led an inspired Trojan team, as she relentlessly forced the Drifters into a number of turnovers. With three seconds remaining in the half, Pratt dashed down the court to score on a fast break lay up—giving the Trojan a one-point (15-14) advantage. The third quarter was reminiscent of the previous periods, where ball possession and defense became the focal

points. However, with a little over a minute remaining, Phillips and McGinnis gave the Drifters a three-point lead (20-17). The Trojans responded with a buzzer beating jumper from Pratt to stay within one point (20-19). In the final quarter, McGinnis nailed a jumper and two foul shots to extend the Drifters’ lead to 26-21. A determined Trojan team cut the lead to 26-24 with less than a minute to play. The Drifters responded and closed out the game with a foul line opportunity, and a fast break lay up, courtesy of Phillips.

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Yellow Jackets sting Foxes swim teams Leonard Banks Sports editor Last Friday, for the second time this season, during a non-conference dual meet competition, at the University of Mary Washington swimming pool, the Yellow Jackets of James Monroe defeated the Foxes swim teams. The Yellow Jacket girls’ swimmers defeated King George 100-70, while the James Monroe boys edged the Foxes male swimmers, 94-76. Fox swimmer, Ricardo A. BonillaVazquez is having a banner season,

as he qualified for the state championship with a time of 53:69 in the boys’ 100-yard butterfly. On Friday, the Foxes will test their aquatic skills against teams from the Richmond metropolitan area, at the Varsity Invitational, at Collegiate School. The meet begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call 804-741-9745. Foxes first place winners included: boys 200-yard medley relay: Stephen M. Hunt, Asher Bentz, Ricardo A. Bonilla-Vazquez, Rudy Morrow, 1:45.70; girls 200-yard medley relay: Kourtney Miller, Lucy Shippee, Mo

M. Elia, Sally Owen, 2:03.97, 2:03.97; Ricardo A. Bonilla-Vazquez, boys 100-yard butterfly, 53.69. Yellow Jackets feature the following double winners: Brad Allison, boys 100-yard freestyle, 50:24 (state qualified), and boys 200-yard IM, 2:11.57; Peter Stoffel, boys 200-yard freestyle, 1:48.31; Allison Slominski, girls 200yard freestyle, 2:06.07 and girls 500yard freestyle, 5:48.77; Maria Behnke girls 200-yard IM, 2:27.56, and girls 100-yard backstroke, 1:05.86; Nolan Butler, girls 50-yard freestyle, 26:03, and girls 100-yard freestyle, 56.67

(state qualified). Yellow Jacket single winners included: Matthew Howard, boys 500-yard freestyle, 5:06.18 (state qualified); Nye Lott, boys 100-yard backstroke, 58.53; JM boys 200-yard freestyle relay, 1:32.50 (state qualified); JM girls 200-yard freestyle relay, 1:47.80; Max Glover, boys 100-yard breaststroke, 1:08.11; Katie Zalegowski, girls 100-yard breaststroke, 1:21.42; JM boys 400-yard freestyle relay, 3:26.59 (state qualified); JM girls 100-yard breaststroke, 3:59.81.

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W&L Eagles over Raiders 12 rebounds. W&L Athletic Director Malcolm Lewis said the Eagles are showing good improvement as the team advances district play. “They are improving weekly, and seem to be playing better then we have seen in a few seasons, but there is such parity in the district that it will require continual improvement,” said Lewis. “Davon Hamilton has been our leader in practice and in games, although he has struggled the last couple of games, mainly trying to force the game instead of letting it come to him, he still manages to keep the other players focused and believing in themselves” said Hunter. “That is very important,” Hinter said. “I say the same things as Davon to the kids but it has more impact coming from a peer and this is the first year I’ve had a leader who speaks up and demands the team listen and believe.” In the Lancaster win, Treshaun Brown had 36 points, six assists and five steals to pace the victory. “Treshaun is continuing on the same path as last year,” Hunter said. “When he steps in the gym everybody knows he is the best player on the floor. The kid draws attention from multiple defensive players which frees up room for others to operate.” “Treshaun is quiet but does the

Richard Leggitt The Washington & Lee Eagles notched their sixth win of the season Friday at home as Terrin Dickerson hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to defeat the Rappahannock Raiders 57 to 54. “I still believe we have one of the most talented teams in the district and now we are learning to play together. If we can stay focused and play all four quarters with heart and energy the sky is the limit, “ said W&L Coach George Hunter. The Eagles continue Northern Neck District play this week with games against Colonial Beach at home Wednesday and away against Essex Friday. In addition to defeating Rappahannock, the Eagles beat Lancaster last week for a 63 to 58 win at home. The Rappahannock game was close throughout with the Eagles leading after the first quarter 13 to 12, Rappahannock leading at the half 26 to 22 and W&L regaining the lead after the third quarter 44 to 39 before gaining the victory at the buzzer on Dickerson’s last second shot. Dickerson finished the game with 10 points. Davon Hamilton was high point scorer for the Eagles with 18 points with always steady Treshaun Brown added 13 points. Jeremy Turner had nine points and

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KGYAA flag football registration Staff Reports The King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) reports that it will begin accepting registrations this Saturday (Jan. 18) for its popular spring flag football and cheerleading programs. More specifically, the KGYAA will be accepting registrations for co-ed flag football (ages 6-17), girls flag football (ages 9-14), and girls cheerleading (ages 5-17) between

9:00am-12:00pm at King George Elementary School. And while the co-ed flag football and cheerleading programs have been traditional spring staples over the years, the KGYAA hope to also organize an all-girls flag football division this upcoming season. Registrations will be accepted through mid-February, after which coaches will be formally assigned and football teams and cheerleading squads duly organized.

Though specific dates have not yet been finalized, practices are projected to begin in mid-March, with the season beginning in April and concluding with the annual Spring Fever Bowl championships in June. The KGYAA recommends that those interested in registering for its spring programs visit their official website at for complete details, including planned registration sessions, registration forms, and more.

“We are not the same team that played against King George.  I believe that game was the turn around.” —George Hunter

talking with his game,” Hunter said. “He is a student of the game always pointing out things and asking for suggestions and has been a joy to coach. Although he could lead us in scoring every night the only stat he cares about is winning.” Earlier in the season, the Eagles suffered a demoralizing loss to the King George Foxes but thanks to Hunter’s coaching and the leadership of players like Brown and Hamilton the team appears to have recovered their mojo. “We are not the same team that played against King George,” Hunter said.   “I believe that game was the turn around.  Our practices have been different and our play is showing the difference on game night.   I have a great group of kids.”


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to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages. Northern Neck Electric Cooperative is the Robert Stephenson & Larry Gatta, Jr., Managing Members of LLC ____________________________________________________________________________________ recipient of Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The NOTE: Objections to the issuance of this license must be submitted to ABC no later than 30 days from the publishing USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs date of the first of two required newspaper legal notices. Objections should be registered at and activities on the basis of race, color, national or 800-552-3200. origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call toll free (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. (name and title of owner/partner/officer authorizing advertisement)

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KING GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE The King George County Economic Development Authority will hold its monthly meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in 2014 and January 2015. Thursday, February 13, 2014 Thursday, March 13, 2014 Thursday, April 10, 2014 Thursday, May 8, 2014 Thursday, June 12, 2014 Thursday, July 10, 2014 Thursday, August 14, 2014 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Thursday, October 9, 2014 Thursday, November 13, 2014 Thursday, December 11, 2014 Thursday, January 8, 2015


TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE OF 10351 Roosevelt Drive a.k.a Lot 17 Roosevelt Drive King George, VA 22485 In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $235,972.00, dated February 20, 2008, recorded among the land records of the Circuit Court for the County of King George on February 21, 2008 as Instrument #20080221000010450, the undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the main entrance of the courthouse for the Circuit Court of King George County, 9483 Kings Highway, King George, VA on February 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address and briefly described as: Lot 17, Section 8, Presidential Lakes Subdivision, as shown on plat of Elliot & Associates, dated February 1972, of record in Plat Book 6, Page 116, et seq., in the Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, along with the Deed of Dedication of said Section 8 of Presidential Lakes Subdivision, dated May 1972 and duly recorded in said Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office in Deed Book 110, Page 85. Commonly known as 10351 Roosevelt Drive a.k.a Lot 17 Roosevelt Drive, King George, VA 22485. Tax ID: 23A 8 17. TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deposit of $11,000.00 or 10% of the sale price, whichever is lower, will be required in cash, certified or cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Trustee may forfeit deposit. Additional terms to be announced at sale. This is a communication from a debt collector. This notice is an attempt to collect on a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Loan Type: Conv/Conv (Trustee # 541716) Substitute Trustee: ALG Trustee, LLC, C/O Atlantic Law Group, LLC PO Box 2548, Leesburg, VA 20177, 703-777-7101, website: 01/15/14, 01/22/14


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING KING GEORGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION The King George County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing beginning at 6:15 p.m., on Tuesday January 21, 2014, in the Robert H. Combs Board Room of the Revercomb Administration Building at 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia. Case Number 13-11-Z03: Request by Jean L. Moneyhon to rezone 3.9999 acres of Tax Map 28, Parcel 28B from Limited Agricultural (A-1) to Rural Agricultural (A-2). The property is located at 19273 Stoney Point Road. The property contains 17.1753 acres. The proposed use is residential. The minimum lot size in A-1 is ten (10) acres and the minimum lot size in A-2 is two (2) acres. The Comprehensive Plan identifies the property as being in the Potomac River Rural Development Area with a proposed residential density for this area ranges from 1 dwelling unit per 10 to 2 acres.




Documents related to the above cases are available for public inspection during the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Department of Community Development, King George County Revercomb Administration Building. The public is invited to attend the above scheduled hearings and to express their views on the above cases. Those who are unable to attend the public hearings may submit their comments in writing to the Director of Community Development, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 104, King George, Virginia 22485, prior to the scheduled hearings.

By Order of the King George County Board of Supervisors

January 2014

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Policy for achieving equal housing opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap. All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? This newspaper will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. For more information or to file a housing complaint call the Virginia Fair Housing Office at (804) 3678530. Toll free call (888) 551-3247. For the hearing impaired call (804) 367-9753.

PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICATION DEADLINE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION For COUNTY OF KING GEORGE Public notice is hereby given that the deadline for submitting request for an appeal hearing for equalization of real property assessment is Monday, March 3, 2014. If you wish to appeal your real estate assessment, please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue office at (540) 775-4664, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from print of this notice through Monday, March 3, 2014.




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PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Town of Colonial Beach administrative offices will be closed on the following days in the month of January 2014 to observe Lee Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Friday, January 17, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lee Jackson Day Monday, January 20, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Martin Luther King Jr. Day Refuse collection will be normal except for Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s route which will be picked up on Thursday, January 16, 2014 and Monday, January 20, 2014 which will be picked up on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Town administrative offices will be open on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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PUBLIC NOTICE MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION For COUNTY OF KING GEORGE Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization for King George County will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints (applications for equalization of real property assessment) of inequalities including errors in acreage. Upon hearing such complaints, either oral or written, the Board will give consideration AND INCREASE, DECREASE OR AFFIRM such real estate assessments. Before a change can be granted, the taxpayer, or his agent, must overcome a clear presumption in favor of the assessment. The taxpayer or agent must prove that the property is not uniform with other similar properties or prove that the property is assessed in excess of its fair market value. The deadline for submitting a request for an appeal hearing for equalization of real property assessment is March 3, 2014. Appointments will be scheduled every 20 minutes to minimize waiting. To appear before the Board of Equalization, please call the Commissioner of the Revenue office at (540) 775-4664 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held in the Board Room of the Horace A. Revercomb Building located at 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia. The dates and times are as follows: Wednesday, March 12th 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, March 13th 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 14th 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. If necessary, additional dates and times will be scheduled and advertised.



KING GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE KING GEORGE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS KING GEORGE SERVICE AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS KING GEORGE WIRELESS AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2014 Listed below are the regular meeting dates for the King George Board of Supervisors, the Service Authority Board of Directors, and Wireless Authority Board of Directors for 2014. Regular meetings will be held beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. NOTE THAT ONLY ONE MEETING WILL BE HELD IN JULY 2014. All meetings will be held in the Board Room of the Revercomb Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, VA 22485, unless otherwise advertised. January 21, 2014 July 15, 2014 February 4, 2014 August 5, 2014 February 18, 2014 August 19, 2014 March 4, 2014 September 2, 2014 March 18, 2014 September 16, 2014 April 1, 2014 October 7, 2014 April 15, 2014 October 21, 2014 May 6, 2014 November 4, 2014 May 20, 2014 November 18, 2014 June 3, 2014 December 2, 2014 June 24, 2014* December 16, 2014 * = Indicates a change


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Senator Stuart introduces legislation to toughen oil and gas drilling regulations Richard Leggitt State Sen. Richard Stuart, who represents Virginia’s 28th District, which includes King George and part of Westmoreland County, has introduced General Assembly legislation that could ban drilling for oil and gas east of I-95. Texas-based Shore Exploration and Production has discovered potential natural gas deposits in the Taylorsville Basin in Virginia and is signing drilling leases in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. The Taylorsville Basin is a 210-million-year-old layer of shale deposits that runs from Richmond to Maryland underneath the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers. The possibility of drilling in the area, including the use of hydraulic fracking, is controversial among landowners and conservationists. “This oil and gas activity causes me a great deal of concern, because our region contains one of the largest freshwater aquifers of its kind,” said Stuart. “We enjoy some of the highest quality drinking water as a result of the Potomac and Chesapeake

Exploration and Production Corp., has promised his company would be environmentally responsible. “We have to satisfy not only the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, but also the Department of Environmental Quality and the local Board of Supervisors. We have a lot of work to do, and we want to be a good neighbor.” Stuart said he hopes his bill will ensure that the company’s good intentions are monitored closely by DEQ. The bill, SB48, would apply to groundwater and the associated aquifers in the Atlantic Coastal Plain and require DEQ to adopt regulations protecting surface and groundwater resources before the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy could issue a drilling permit. “While I am an individual who believes firmly that we need to free ourselves from dependence on foreign oil and develop our own energy supplies,” said Stuart, “I always believe a risk–benefit analysis has to be done before our resources are exploited.”

“While I am an individual who believes firmly that we need to free ourselves from dependence on foreign oil and develop our own energy supplies, I always believe a risk–benefit analysis has to be done before our resources are exploited.” —Sen Stuart aquifers, which are giant freshwater pools, and we have enjoyed the benefit of this for many, many years.” “What has really concerned me about the oil and gas activity in the Taylorsville Basin is that you would have to drill through the freshwater aquifers in order to reach the natural gas or oil, whichever the case may be,” Stuart said. “If you reach any of these products, you have to bring it back up through the freshwater aquifer to the surface in order to exploit it,” Stuart said. “I am concerned about the risk to our drinking water.” Stuart said his bill may not

eventually end up banning drilling and fracking, but he hopes it will at least will lead to a compromise with gas and oil interests on regulations that would allow the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to protect the groundwater in what is know as the Eastern Groundwater Management Area. Currently, Shore Exploration holds signed drilling leases for 84,390 acres in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, including 13,864 acres in Westmoreland and 10,443 acres in King George. The company plans to begin drilling in about 18 months. Stan Sherrill, president of Shore

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Flexible GED® testing now offered at RCCKilmarnock As part of its effort to enable adult learners throughout the state to earn a high school credential, the Rappahannock Community College Adult Education program has partnered with the GED® Testing Service to offer the GED® test on computer at RCC’s Kilmarnock Center, as of January 2014. Test-takers will enjoy a new experience and new benefits by registering, scheduling, and testing on computer. These features include one-stop online registration and scheduling, available 24/7; flexible testing appointments; an introduction to basic keyboarding and computer skills; and enhanced test security. Testing Service president and CEO Randy Trask says, “Adult learners are oftentimes juggling jobs, families, study time, and transportation issues. GED® testing on computer will be a significant step to make the scheduling and testing experience easier, more flexible, and faster for adult learners across the state—and eventually, the country. Those interested in taking the GED® Test on computer at the RCC Kilmarnock Center should visit www. to learn more or to register.

COMMONWEALTH ANTIQUES & APPRAISALS, INC. Recently a lady and her brother inherited several pieces of American Victorian parlor furniture. The frames are walnut, and the condition of each piece is excellent. The family members cannot use the pieces, and have asked how to value them for sale. All of these pieces are nice examples of Henry Lane Mid-Victorian Hull design, dating from the 1850s. Unfortunately, they are worth less today than they were 40 years ago, due in part to the changing tastes of modern living. In short, they would not be comfortable next month for watching the Super Bowl. In addition, the poor economic conditions over the last five years have contributed to a decline in value for all but the highest levels of the decorative arts. The sofa, exhibits some very fine carving on its crest, indicative of the Mid-Atlantic to New York region. Assuming it cannot be identified as to its maker, it is worth $500. The red armchair is of a slightly later time, dating from the 1860s or 1870s, and is worth $125. The marbletop coffee table has been cut down from its original height, which has affected its re-sale value adversely. As is, it is worth less than $100. Beginning in the 1940s, a trend of reducing Victorian tables to coffee table size spread across the country. As a result thousands of fine pieces were decimated in value, this

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Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 18 & 19, 9-4, at the home of Suzi and Doug Winters at 485 Glebe Road, Irvington Partial Listing of Items: Pr. oversize Staffordshire-style spaniels, William & Mary-style cabinet on stand, ant. majolica collection, collection of silver animals and other sterling pieces, Japanned bombe chest, ornate gold leaf frame & mirror, pr. Wicker chaise longues, oriental screen, William & Mary long bench, Empire footstool, Windsor chair, pr. Staffordshire lion figurines, sterling dresser set, antique wicker armchair, oriental rugs & fabrics, library of fine books, paintings, Chippendale-style three-drawer chest, nautical/lighthouse-themed decorative items, double bed, overstuffed chair & ottoman, marble pedestal, sleep sofa, pine coffee table, two sets of bridge tables & chairs, floral decorative arts & crafts materials, fine crystal & set of Wedgewood china in Windermere pattern, large basket collection, 4 Regency-style upholstered side chairs, ant. humpback trunk, Christmas ornaments, tapestries, exercise machine, iron stool with leather top, picnic table, linens, outdoor garden birdcage, and much more! See photos of sale items on Directions: From Irvington Road/Route 200, just outside Irvington, take Glebe Road and follow signs to #485 Glebe Road on left. Please park on Glebe Road, and use driveway only for pick-up of sold items. being one of them. The two unmatched oval marbletop tables are worth $200 and $175, assuming they are structurally sound. The two parlor chairs are worth $90 for the one with arms, and $70 for the other. Victorian furniture by recognized craftsmen, such as Belter, Meeks or Herter, continues to sell quite well at very good prices, but the more available pieces such as the ones in

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A Westmoreland teenager was killed instantly last week when the car she was driving crossed the yellow line on State Route 3 in King George County and collided head-on with a dump truck. State police identified the fatality as Chandale Dillon, 18, of Colonial Beach. The driver of the dump truck, Mark Sampson, 48, of Maidens, VA., received non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. The accident occurred just before 8 a.m. on Jan. 8 several miles east of the intersection of State Route 3 and U.S. 301 in King George. Dillon was driving a 2000 Honda Accord westbound when she allowed the vehicle to drift over the center line into the path of the eastbound Mack dump truck. State police said Dillion was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Route 3 was closed to traffic for almost four hours as a result of the crash, officers said. Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation into the fatal crash which occurred on approximately one-tenth of a mile east of Route 3’s intersection with Route 657. The King George County Sheriff ’s Office is assisting with the on-going state police investigation.

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What is on your list for this year in Virginia’s Outdoors? Mark Fike Each year on the last day of the year I take time to reflect on how the year went, what I did well and what I wish I had done better. In all that deep thought, usually done from a spot next to a tree awaiting a deer, I think about what I missed out on fishing or hunting around the state and then I end up making a list of things I really want to try to do during the upcoming year. We never have enough time and most of us these days are trying hard to make ends meet and balance that time with family and then friends. While everyone has a different perspective on what they will do each year in the outdoors I figured it might be interesting to see someone else’s list of desires for the outdoors this year. First on my list was spend more time with my kids. Kids are with us a short amount of time and then they are gone to lead their own lives. That window is short and I intend to take full advantage of it this year. Some of my best memories ever are of the times my father included me in his excursions to the river or in the woods. My kids tell stories all the time about previous times we went fishing or hunting. I don’t often recall the details like they do but it feels great to know they found it memorable. Second on my list is to try to introduce someone to hunting or fishing this year. I would encourage readers to do the same. A young person would certainly love the attention and the chance to get

outdoors and learn something new that is healthy for them. There are a lot of kids who are bored, and sadly, there are a lot of kids without a father in their life. Step up and step into their life to take them to the outdoors. Our outdoor club for the youth in the county is hoping to do some things along this line this year. With a little help we can get it done. Each person that hunts or fishes can easily take a few days out of the year and take some kids or even adults fishing or hunting. We have the rest of January and February to rabbit and squirrel hunt. Then we have spring gobbler season in April and May and then June squirrel season. Fishing will start in earnest in April and roll right into fall. Invite someone outdoors and take them to a good spot where they will see something or catch something with relative ease this year. I make you one promise: The smile on their face if you do this correctly will be well worth every minute of your time taking them afield or on the water. One thing that totally amazes me all the time is the number of men that don’t take their girlfriends or wives or even their daughters fishing or hunting. The number of girls and women taking up fishing and hunting is reportedly growing but we can do more. I run into women all the time that comment how they would like to go hunt or fish with their significant other. Guys, even if your lady friend does not shoot a gun you can take them out.

Keep in mind they may not have the knowledge you do to hunt, stalk and remain still but the women, once shown how it is done, are quite good at hunting. I have three in my house and they pull their weight no problem. Make it enjoyable and when the conditions are terrible, pack it in and head home. The goal is to have them enjoy going outdoors with you and come back for more. I really enjoy hunting with my wife and daughters. My youngest daughter loves to duck hunt. My wife likes deer and squirrel hunting and my oldest daughter likes rabbit and turkey hunting. They all like to fish. I never have to worry about being home at a certain time because the family is with me! Imagine not having your girlfriend or wife mad because you fished or hunted too long! Some of the types of fishing I am determined to partake of more this year include the June and July striper bite at Lake Anna. CC McCotter and Chris Craft are the “go to” guides at Anna and they both know how to put clients on fish. The spring crappie bite at Anna is dynamite with some of the very best crappie fishing going on over there last year on record. Consider tapping into that resource. The red drum fishing the last two years has been phenomenal in the bay and lower rivers. I hope to get with a friend or two and get out to get some of these tasty juvenile reds or even a big bull redfish for a photo and release. Charter captains in the bay can set you up easily. I always use Captain Ryan Rogers as he is profes-

sional and delivers the best he can with the conditions. I have got to get out to arrow some more snakeheads this spring and summer. If you have never tried eating snakehead you are seriously missing out. The fish are incredibly fine tasting despite their ugly looks and demeanor. All of our tidal creeks off the Potomac and many of those downstream of Port Royal on the Rapp now have snakeheads in numbers. I really want to find a place to field hunt for geese this year. My daughter has a lab she wants to train and eventually breed and we love to eat goose. If you are like me, you enjoy hunting but often don’t make the time to find a place to hunt until summer. Now might be the time to start asking. Whatever your miss or regret last year, you can change that this year with a little planning. Get your list out and think about what you wish you had done last year. Make it happen. Seriously consider taking someone with you this year too!


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