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Volume 38, Number 4

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January school fire reaffirms need for Town water and sewer upgrades Colonial Beach Town Manager Val Foulds continues to work diligently on the town’s water and sewer infrastructure. But despite her best efforts, as well as those of town staff and town council, time was not on their side the first week of 2014, when fire struck the old two-story landmark school building at 315 Douglas Ave. Although fire officials, at the time of the fire, said that a fire of that magnitude would put a strain on any infrastructure, after the fact, Colonial Beach Fire Chief David Robey did state in recent meetings that the infrastructure of the water lines around the campus needs to be addressed. What may not be common knowledge is that the water lines surrounding the elementary school campus are just a part of a long list of problems being addressed by Foulds and town staff. Work on that section surrounding the campus has been in the works since last year. Replacing pipes in this area was added to a proposed project to replace a failing reservoir tank at the Robin Grove Lane facility, as well as to install meters throughout the town. However, red tape, procedural steps and funding to undertake such a project take time - time that is out of the town’s control. Currently, the town relies on several wells, water tanks and reservoir tanks to extract, hold and distribute the town’s water supply. Identifying problems with the town’s water and sewer infrastructure has been an ongoing project for many years. The Robin Grove Lane facility contains pumps for extracting water and distributing it to homes, and two holding tanks. One tank has a capacity of 100,000 gallons and another has a capacity of 150,000 gallons. The larger holding tank has been isolated for some time, due to exfiltration water loss problems or problems associated with inadequate water pressure. Although posing no health risks, the leaking tanks interfered with water pressure, making the delivery of water inefficient. Foulds reviewed the matter and updated the Colonial Beach Town Council in a letter dated Jan. 14, stating, “The failing tank has reduced the town’s storage capacity by 21.4%.” Foulds also stated that several qualified vendors had investigated rehabilitation solutions, but none proved viable. The council has been made aware of the problems, as they have developed and been discovered. In March of 2013, the council passed a resolution authorizing the town manager to sign the required application to seek grant funding and other resources to address the critical

water and sewer infrastructure needs. The resolution states, “These investments in water infrastructure improve water pressure, fire protection and service reliability.” Also in March, the town submitted an application to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for any and all funding options, to include available grant funding. However, on April 11, 2013, VDH advised the town that based on current guidelines, including an increase in the town’s median household income (reported at $45,739), the town would not qualify for grant funding for this project. VDH also stated that they do not provide funding to localities that do not meter all water usage, but indicated they would consider funding if the town included installation of water meters in the project, since the town was in great need of repairs. Foulds’ Jan. 14 letter to council also states, “After consulting with the town council, staff proceeded to update the project cost and resubmitted an application on May 10, 2013 to VDH. The new application included the upgrade of undersized, old water lines, as well as the installation of 1,874 meters to all residential and business customers without meters.” On June 25, 2013, VDH made an initial offer to the town for funding in the amount of $3,972,566 in the form of a 20-year loan. The following month, on July 11, the town council passed a resolution giving the town manager the authorization to accept the offer of initial funding. Foulds’ Jan. 14 letter also indicates that during a meeting in August 2013 with VDH, the town added a back-up power generator and security cameras at the Robin Grove Lane location to the project application. VDH’s professionals advised that they would be willing to add the cost of these long-term security improvements to the funding package. Town staff has been working on one of the major steps in the process, the selection and contracting of a consulting engineer firm to work with the town on this project. The project requires strict guidelines that must be followed exactly. Town staff interviewed five firms and has made their recommendations in the order of which companies scored highest to lowest. Town council expects to choose a consulting engineering firm at the next work session, Thursday, Jan. 23. The next critical milestone for this project is to submit plans and specifications to the Virginia Office of Drinking Water, to be reviewed by February 2014. —Linda Farneth

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Colonial Beach varsity shooting guard, Sydni Carey eludes Washington & Lee guard, Armani Henry, as she attempts to pass the ball to a fellow Drifter. The Drifters defeated the Eagles, 67-21,

Tank replacement means metered water for Colonial Beach Colonial Beach is currently working to secure funding for upgrades to the Robin Grove Lane water facility in town. However, due to qualification guidelines, the town will be seeking funding to install water meters in all homes, as well. Water rates have recently been increased to allow the town to pay for upgrades and maintain credit ratings to allow for lower interest funding for future upgrades. Although water meters may cause added

expense for some residents, repairs being planned will increase water flow, ensuring a sound infrastructure that will improve water pressure, fire protection and service reliability. A sound infrastructure is key to keeping insurance rates low. The project involves replacing two underground storage tanks with a combined capacity of 250,000 gallons, with one aboveground storage tank with equal capacity. The two tanks that currently hold water are a combination of 100,000 and 150,000-gallon

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capacities. The larger failing tank was isolated from the system when significant cracks and associated groundwater infiltration and treated-water exfiltration was discovered. This resulted in the town’s total water storage capacity being reduced by 21.4%. The plan is to fill the larger, now unused tank with materials and place a new above-ground tank over it, thereby leaving the ground at the Robin Grove Lane facility site undisturbed. Due to this change in water storage, the existing booster pumps will need to be

replaced. A structural assessment of the existing Robin Grove Lane pump building will be needed, and potential structural improvements/reinforcements required as part of the construction. The town is seeking funding for this project through the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). On April 11, 2013, VDH advised the town that based on current guidelines, including an increase in the town’s median See Meters, page 3

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors has delayed a decision on whether to move two Westmoreland County polling places. The board will hold a public hearing on whether or not to move the Districts 1 and 4 polling locations at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 10. The Westmoreland County Electoral Board and General Registrar Kirstin Hicks want to move the District 1 polling place from its current location at the Cople District Fire Station to the Carmel United Methodist Church at 9463 Cople Highway in Hague. Hicks and the electoral board also want to move the District 4 polling location from its current location at the Oak Grove Fire Station to the Washington District Elementary School at 454 Oak Grove Rd. in Colonial Beach. “There has long been a need for an alternative to using the Cople District Fire Station,” Hicks told the board in a letter last week. “Adequate lighting, heating and cooling are issues that our elections officers must deal with during every election.” Hicks said, “The Oak Grove Fire Station has also not been particularly suitable as a polling place due to heating and cooling inconsistencies and because the firemen are often walking through the polling area to their meeting room, office or kitchen.” Members of the board of supervisors and some citizens have raised questions about the proposed polling place relocations. At the board’s meeting this month, Supervisor W.W. Hynson urged the board to table a vote on the polling location changes until he has time to talk with the fire departments involved and his constituents. Hicks said that although the polling location changes do not need Justice Department approval, since Virginia is no longer under the requirements of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, any change in locations needs to be in place by May 1.

Taking the plunge

Rotary members presented the School Board with donations from clubs from surrounding localities totaling $3,500. From left to right: Vicky Roberson, Lisa Santiago, Gloria Savage-Early, Don Moore, Kathleen Beane, Holly Graf, Tim Trivett, Michelle Payne, Wayne Kennedy and Scott Foster.

Donations continue to pour in to Colonial Beach Schools

Darren Hall of Colonial Beach takes off his prosthetic limb to prepare for the 4th annual Polar Plunge. See more on page 6.

Holly Graf, president of the local Rotary Club in King George/ Dahlgren, addressed the Colonial Beach School Board on behalf of several rotary clubs from surrounding localities who wished to make donations to the Colonial Beach Elementary School Fire Fund. Don Moore presented a check from the Fredericksburg Rotary Club for $1,000. Gloria SavageEarly and Lisa Santiago presented a check from Graf ’s rotary club for $1,000. Graf also presented the board with a combined check for

$1,500 donated by other rotary clubs from Tappahannock, Louisa County, Stafford, and the Rappahannock Club in Fredericksburg. Rotary clubs got their start in 1905, when three men, Gustave E. Loehr, Silvester Scheile and Hiram E. Shorey were called to a meeting by Paul P. Harris. The four men were all prominent businessmen, and they began meeting once a week. The meetings would take place in one of the member’s offices, and the group would rotate where they met each week. Hence, the name Rotary Club

stuck. Rotary Clubs are comprised of members, usually business owners and professional leaders gathering together to provide humanitarian services. All planned projects must pass a 4-way test. All projects must foster truth, fairness, build goodwill and better friendships, all while being beneficial to all concerned. The group’s motto is “Service above self ”. Graf told the board that education is one of the five broad areas of focus for the Rotary. “We also bring a network of like-minded professionals

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who believe in service above self and have also dedicated their time and whatever resources they can bring to projects at a community level and also international level.” Rotary is well-known for its global mission, Polio Now, but local rotary clubs have focused on education in the See Donate, page 3


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2014 won’t be a cakewalk for Warner A few months ago, it looked like Mark Warner might, at worst, have only token opposition. His position as Virginia’s senior Senator and as a popular former governor s e e m e d unassailable. It probably still is, but instead of a second or third tier opponent, the Republicans have recruited a serious David S. Kerr c h a l l e n g e r. Election 2014 in Virginia is going to be lively. Ed Gillespie, the likely GOP nominee, is a former Chairman of the Republican Party, adviser to former President Bush, and considered by many an astute and energetic political strategist. He’s a good speaker, can raise money on a national level, and knows how to motivate the GOP conservative base. He will be a formidable opponent.

The Warner campaign isn’t lying around waiting to see what happens next. American politics is full of incumbents who, convinced they were unbeatable, only realized on election night that they weren’t. Mark Warner, as he has proven in the three statewide races he’s run, starting with 1996, never takes anything for granted. He plans for contingencies and worst case scenarios. With that in mind, his campaign is already warning the Democratic base that Gillespie is their worst nightmare and is someone to be taken seriously. A number of people, those who consider Warner to be unbeatable, wonder just what Gillespie is up to. How can someone with minimal ties in the state hope to unseat such a popular incumbent? There is some speculation that he is running, expecting to lose, but with the hope of later running for Governor in 2017. This kind of running to lose strategy rarely works and isn’t an approach that’s likely to hold much attraction for a man like Gillespie. He’s running

Letters to the Editor Editor: Let us (NOT!) move the polling place to the end of a dead end street next to a cemetery. No pun intended. If this was Chicago we could slip over and pick up a few names to add to the vote – but it ain’t. Registrar Kris Hicks blindsided the WMCBOS’s on Jan. 13 by having made arrangements to move two polling places from Fire Houses to a Church in one district and in district 4 to Washington District Elementary (next to the cemetery) at the end of a dead end street. Washington District Elementary is in District 3, not District 4. District 3 supervisor Dorothy Tate was clearly surprised. To accomplish this move, Hicks needs the approval of the WMCBOS’s (even if they entertain this idea) who will be required to advertise a public hearing before accommodating her. Legal? Yes. Sensible? No. She specifically said that the Volunteer Fire Departments wished the polling places to be moved because it inconveniences them. Woody Hynson, who clearly had no prior knowledge of her wants, said he would immediately ask the Oak Grove VFD officers and his constituents about how they felt. He seemed to indicate he would be inclined to follow the wishes of the VFD officers but stated that we would lose voters who for years have remembered to vote only because they saw the signs at the firehouse. By the time they drive home from DC and Dahlgren, many think only of getting home. Seeing the activity at the firehouse, they are reminded of their civic duty. To lose potentially even 5% of the vote for no good reason is unconscionable! Voter participation in WMC is nothing to brag about. Whatever we do should be directed toward increasing voter participation. If in fact, the Volunteer Fire Departments do not wish to be inconvenienced TWO days a year, I would be disappointed. The VFD is an integral part of our community. The Oak Grove VFD has a newly paved parking lot courtesy of Homeland Security. Moreover, new equipment. My tax $$$. Your tax $$$. As I understand the law, the BOSs can ignore this voter unfriendly request; or have a public hearing and then make a decision. We could save a lot of time and argument if you would just tell Woody “we do not want it”. Your voice would

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be heard. Woody does a good job of representing his constituents. He is not inclined to pursue ridiculous changes just for the sake of change. R. Foutz Colonial Beach Letter to the Editor: Anyone who is not familiar with NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) Premier Federal Credit Union (PFCU) in King George, may be pleasantly surprised to learn that federal workers are not the only ones who can benefit from its services. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in King George County is now eligible for FREE member-ship in this non-profit credit union. Once a member, family members of the NARFE PFCU member are automatically eligible, as well. Spouses, children and grandchildren (even those married), parents, siblings and others may take advantage of the many moneysaving opportunities NARFE PFCU has to offer. FREE interest-bearing checking and savings accounts, auto loans, mortgages, VISA Rewards credit cards, balance transfers and CDs are just some of the many ways members can save and earn interest on their hard-earned money. NARFE differs from regular banking institutions in being a non-profit credit union with low overhead expenses. These savings and any profitable earnings are passed on to its members by offering them free services, good interest rates on checking and savings accounts, and low interest rates on loans. I met NARFE PFCU representatives Yohanna Gonzalez and Krista Kyte at a community event in August. These ladies, as well as others from NARFE PFCU, are very active in the King George Community. You can find them at many events in the area. They attend to give out information, answer questions, contribute to the causes, and in many cases, assist with the events themselves. Before talking to Yohanna and Krista, my perception of what NARFE meant was, “Blah, blah, blah, federal employees.” And since I had never worked for the federal government, I had never paid attention to the advertisements. While talking to these ladies, I mentioned that my husband had just bought me a new car. My infamous pink and white PT Cruiser was get-


because he thinks he might win. 2014 is shaping up to be a good year for the Republicans. It might even be on par with the decisive GOP win in the 2010 mid-term elections. Turnout will be far lower in 2014 than it was in 2012, and the large numbers of women, minorities and young people who came out to vote for the President two years ago, are more inclined to stay home. This happened in 2010. However, more conservative voters, those that compromise the GOP’s base, tend to turn up at the polls. The decisive issue for 2014, at least at the moment, appears to be Obamacare. The rollout of the Affordable Health Care Act was disastrous, the number of people who lost their insurance because of new federal standards was far higher than promised, and many people are just plain tired of the Democrats. So, as is often the case, they may take out their frustration in the mid-term elections. This is what Ed Gillespie is hoping. He wants to ride that wave of discontent.

Mark Warner isn’t weak in the polls. He is strong in Northern Virginia, and remarkably for a Democrat, has a good following in rural Virginia. However, while these surveys show him to be in an enviable position, they still convey at least a hint of vulnerability. In head-tohead match ups, he doesn’t perform quite as well as you would expect. This could simply be a result off the restive nature of the voters so early in the campaign season. But, it’s unlikely that Warner is going to leave anything to chance. Warner’s political brand, going into this election, is as a moderate Democrat. He has worked hard, albeit unsuccessfully, to bring some common sense to the highly partisan budget negotiations. He thinks that both sides have to give a little. This sets him apart from many other Senate Democrats. Still, he did support Obamacare, still does, and this is likely going to be the issue that Gillespie hopes to ride all the way through the campaign.

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Dear Editor: Can someone explain to me how the new & improved Smoot Library is operating without Sunday hours? A reader was told there was no funding for staffing the library on Sundays. How can this be? When the library moved to the old KGMS, patrons were told the Sunday closings were temporary until the new digs opened. No such luck. Students and others need the library open on Sundays. There are residents in the county that do not have access to internet to do research, and home work. We need the library open on Sundays. Close one of the other days. Thank you. Lori Deem King George

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Donate: Helping out from page 1 local community, offering scholarships for leadership, writing and music. Graf told the board that Rotary clubs are starting to get more involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) projects in the local area. She added, “Last year, we had a very successful book drive - We were able to put books into the hands of the teachers in the classroom and students, as part of a lunch bunch program. We plan to expand that book drive, and beneficiaries of the book drive to Colonial Beach this year.” Graf said she has spoken with Colonial Beach High School Principal Mr. Andrew Hipple, and the group plans to work with the school to try to help build resources to implement some of his ideas at the high school. All totaled, the group donated $3,500 to the Colonial Beach Schools. The Rotary is not alone. The school has received an outpouring of donations from citizens, groups and churches, as well as from local and neighboring businesses. Among the recent events, Smokin’ Ron’s BBQ in Dahlgren held a benefit lunch on Jan. 12, and is scheduled for a second on Jan. 26, from 12-4. Crazy Cajun in King George held a benefit dinner on Jan. 15, and Colonial Beach High School hosted the Walking Hero Concert on Jan. 18. Upcoming events include Brunswick Stew Day at Denson’s Grocery on Jan. 22, and a 5K run Colonial Beach on Jan. 25, along with a live/silent auction at Dockside Restaurant the same day. Outlook Hair in Stafford Market Place will feature a CutA-Thon from 10 to 4 on Jan. 26. Next month, Riverboat on the Potomac will host the band Hubcaps to benefit the school on Febr. 28. —Linda Farneth

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Fences surround the burned out old high school/middle school and surrounding buildings that are located within the collapse zone. Officials cannot bring in experts to determine the collapse risk or give recommendations to shore up or destroy the building, until all investigations by fire officials and the insurance company are complete.

First day back to school goes smoothly for students displaced by fire Colonial Beach School Board held their organizational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. Tim Trivett was re-elected chairman, Vicky Roberson vice chair and Tracey Tunstall remained School Board Clerk. Wednesday’s meeting fell on the eve of the first day back to school for elementary students since Christmas break. The Jan. 5 fire at the old abandoned two-story building on the elementary campus delayed school by a week and a half, while school officials made arrangements to house K-5 students temporarily. Students attended school at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. The Church has generously donated space to the students to keep the K-5 students in the same building. Superintendent Kathleen Beane told the board in her report, “The elementary school opened its doors at Oak Grove Baptist Church.

The students, teachers and staff arrived on time. Breakfast and lunch was served, and everyone is busy catching up on academics.” Beane told that board that she had spoken with students who said they are happy to be back together under one roof in a clean and comfortable environment. “Our sincere thanks cannot be expressed enough, to the members of this church with their open hands and open hearts, for allowing us to use their facility.” At the Wednesday meeting Elementary School Principal Mary Fisher told the board, “Today went phenomenal.” Fisher said there were only minor hiccups, which staff had anticipated. Buses ran smoothly. A few parents who were unsure of bus stop locations dropped off kids at the High School on First Street. Staff made sure they were picked up by the elementary buses and transported to the church on time.

Meters: Get ready for water meters from page 1 household income (reported at $45,739), the town would not qualify for grant funding for the project. VDH also stated that it does not provide funding to localities that do not meter all water usage. But since the town was in great need of repairs, VDH indicated it would consider funding, if the town included installation of water meters in the project. The town has added the installation of water meters to all existing residential and existing commercial connections currently without meters - 1,874 meters. Colonial Beach Town Manager Val Foulds reported that meters are not only necessary to accurately determine system loss, but will also help to accurately predict system demand over time. Finally, by metering water usage, the town could easily align usage and fees for improved financial and overall management of the system. The town will also replace 6,350 linear feet of undersized and failing water mains and install new hydrants and valves, to further eliminate system deficiencies such as those found in the area of the elementary school campus.

After placement of the proposed aboveground tank, one 180-KW generator and a security monitoring system (including up to four cameras) will be added to the Robin Grove Lane site for uninterrupted operations and additional security. The entire project will cost the town around $4 million and is barely in the planning stages. No timeline can even be considered until the town council chooses the winning bidder for the project. The town has reviewed five proposals and has made their recommendations in the order of which companies scored highest to lowest in meeting the needs and strict guidelines set by VDH. The council is expected to select a consulting engineering firm at the next work session on Thursday, Jan. 23. Currently, town residents are charged $137.70 for water usage (not including sewer) each quarter. Without meters, usage is unlimited. Council will have to hold public hearings and discuss setting rates for minimum usage, and rates for any amount of water used over that minimum. With the current system of billing, residents who conserve may be paying for others who do not.

Beane reported to the board, “The onsite investigation of the state police concerning the origin of the fire was completed on Monday, but the entire investigation is still open. I will notify you once a report has been received.” Fences were erected around the old burnedout building and surrounding buildings that are in the potential collapse zone. Officials cannot make any decisions on what to do with the old structure until all investigations are complete, and the insurance company has finished their work. Furthermore, the insurance adjusters will not make any decision on claim payment until the fire investigation is complete. Beane told the board, “We have not received any information from Vacore, our insurance company, as they are awaiting information from the investigation, as well.” Only after these steps are complete, can the school bring in building inspectors and

engineers to assess the damage and determine what options the school has for the building. School Board officials have declined to make any more comments on what plans they feel are best, until after they have had a chance to hear from qualified professionals. The school has hired a consultant to work with the insurance company and to protect the schools’ interests and ensure a smooth timely payment of the insurance claim. Beane reported to the board Wednesday that Metrocast Communications would be installing internet service on the following day at the church for students and staff. “They will also be connecting the school board office on Friday, as we have also been without internet or network connectivity since the fire,” Beane added.

What you can do now to prepare Going from un-metered to metered water usage can be a shock to the wallet. Here are a few things to consider in preparation: According to Draper Aden Associates, a leading engineering, surveying and environmental services agency for the Southeastern United States, the average household water usage is 5000 gallons per month. Their surveys are based on that usage. Based on that average, water rates from a controlled group of 20 localities, which represent a cross-section of utilities across the Commonwealth, were an average of $27.25 per month. However, when all localities responding to the survey weighed-in, the average Virginia water rate per month ranged from $28.30 to $35.78, depending on whether the connections were located within the localities’ boundaries or outside of them. Connections located outside the boundaries where charged more. Draper Aden’s The 24th Annual Virginia Water and Wastewater Rate Report for 2012, reports the Town of Colonial Beach having 2,453 residential connections and 111 nonresidential/business connections. During the time of the survey, the town charged $35.25 per month for residential water use. The most recent rate increase was not represented in that survey.

Based on this information, the town’s current residential water rate of $137.70 per quarter works out to $45.90 per month - well above the highest rates shown in the 2012 Draper Aden survey. The town council will have to consider many factors in order to set a fair rate once meters are installed. But the average homeowner can use the previous data as a starting point to calculate how best to conserve water and stay within the minimum amount of water usage to avoid paying for overages. If the town continues to keep the water rates the same, with a maximum of 5000 gallons used before charging extra for water usage, the formula breaks down to about 165 gallons of water being used per day. There are numerous water usage calculators available online, as well as other resources that residents can utlilize to calculate their water usage. Check appliances to see if they are water-efficient, and look into ways to conserve water, such as shutting off the water when brushing teeth and shaving. Although it will be some time before metered water usage takes effect, residents and the town itself could benefit greatly by getting to know their average water usage and learning ways to reduce it now.

CB Schools receive Backpack Initiative grant Colonial Beach Schools have been awarded a Department of Education (DOE) grant to provide tablet-style computers to students in their freshman year. The program is called the Virginia e-Learning Backpack initiative and is authorized by the General Assembly. The school division will receive $400 per student. Currently, Colonial Beach has 60 students in the ninth grade. The grant will also award $2,400 to purchase two content-creation packages for

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teachers. Schools are eligible to receive these grants for a period of up to four years, beginning in fiscal year 2014. This would allow the town to eventually equip all high school students with tablets. The school will receive a total of $26,400 this year, and must provide a twenty-percent match in the amount of $5,280. One would assume that the program is designed to eliminate the stress of carrying large books all day,

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Fat Freda’s sold in Colonial Beach; Kelsea’s Kitchen to open Colonial Beach Mayor Mike Ham has sold Fat Freda’s restaurant in Colonial Beach to Westmoreland County businessman Rick Davis. Davis said that although the new restaurant will not be open officially until March 1, it will host a barbecue cook-off this Saturday featuring chicken and ribs. Davis, a resident of Westmoreland Shores, who operates the Monroe

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Wood is new pastor at Montague Baptist Church 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. 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.

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 invites all middle & high school age youth to their next event. February 8 from 5-9 p.m. To be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8096 Leedstown Rd in Oak Grove, there will be speakers, music, games, FOOD, youth presentations and more. Not Your Mother’s Cupcakes will be donating cupcakes for dessert. Adult volunteers needed. Email jmchisholm76@msn to volunteer.

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His name is Pastor Woody. He is the new pastor of Montague Baptist Church. The church will be celebrating their 125th Anniversary this July. We are a little country church with a big heart. Our desire is to fulfill the Great Commission by helping people to learn about God and follow Jesus Christ. We meet on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for Sunday School and 11 a.m. for worship. We have a prayer meeting and Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. About Pastor Woody: Pastor Woody grew up in Fremont, CA. He moved to Virginia in 1998 where he began attending Spotswood Baptist Church.

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It was there that he met the Lord and received the call to the Gospel Ministry. He was licensed and ordained by Bethel Baptist Church. He received a BS in Pastoral Theology in May 2010 from Virginia Baptist College. He has been married to his sweetheart, Darlene, since 2000. His greatest desire is for people to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and to have a personal relationship with Him. His life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Peace and blessings to Pastor Woody as he spreads the Word of God. Montague Baptist Church is located at 12186 Millbank Road, King George, VA 22485.

GIF-KG to offer 10 week special teaching We at Grafter in Fellowship-KG (GIFKG) are starting a special teaching called HaYesod (The Foundation), on Feb. 22. It is a 10-week video series exploring the Hebrew foundation of the Christian faith. In truth, the series has been called a mini seminary on steroids! However, it is also very easy to understand and follow by the layperson. The videos include “field trips” to Israel to heighten the experience of the lesson/episode being taught. Everyone is invited to attend if they are interested. There is a cost of $35 for materials. There is also a website with an introductory video that can be viewed: This page also provides in-depth information about the training program. For more information, contact Rick Blankenship, Fellowship Leader on their web site

The original Hebrew written text was a picture language--much like the Egyptian hieroglyphics. When Moses wrote the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), he used this picture language. Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet is a picture with meaning. When we put these letters together, they form a word, but they also form a story within the word! Proverbs 25:2 tells us, “The honour of God is to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter.” (Young’s Literal Translation) This is exactly what God has done with His language! Today’s word is Shabbat! This is the word we know as Sabbath, but the word literally means “rest.” The first two letters of the word (sheen, bet) is the word “shoov” and means “repent or return.” The letters show us “repentance” is to “destroy” (sheen) the “house” (bet)—we are destroying the house of sin we used to live in, and therefore, “return” to God! By adding the third letter to this word—the “tav”—it makes the word “Shabbat.” We then can see that Shabbat is to “return” to the “cross!” We can find true rest when we “return to the covenant!” Rick Blankenship Grafted In Fellowship CORRECTIONS: - Just before Christmas we published names of folks & pets that people had honored/memoralized thru a donation to the Colonial Beach Humane Society. . We left off the following: In Loving Memory of Jack & Cindy, from Vera Ayres. - In a recent “Thank You” to all that helped with the Colonial Beach school fire, we inadvertently left Montross VFD off the list.

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

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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

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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.”

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

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

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

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Area Deaths Steven L. Greer

Steven Lynn Greer Jr., 23, of King George passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Steven grew up in King George County. He was a 2009 graduate of King George High School. He attended Germanna Community College 2009-2010. Steven began his scout career as a wolf scout in Pack 1404. He bridged into Boy Scout Troop 172 where he became an Eagle Scout in December 2008, the highest Boy Scout honor. He was a role model for all the youth in scouting. Steven was a passionate car enthusiast. From a young age, he began his automotive training and quickly learned his trade from his father and friends. Steven desired to learn but also like to explore and do new things. There was always a new automotive adventure on deck. Survivors include his father, Steven Lynn Greer Sr., (Tina); his mother, Katherine Jane Shea (William); sister Danielle Greer; brothers, Douglas Shea, Kyle Shea, Alexander Shea and Brendan Shea; paternal grandmother Kay Martin(Marshall); maternal grandparents, Diana Hueftle (Richard) and Abram Elias (Audrey); Aunts, Donna Greer, Jennifer Shea, Johanne Shea and Jennifer Elias; and uncles, Bryan Greer, Patrick Shea (Pamela), Eric Shea (Michelle) and Michael Shea (Sally). He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harry Greer. The family will receive friends

from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Lawrence Filkoski, Sr.

Lawrence Filkoski, Sr., 72, of Warsaw, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, he spent the last 38 years living in the Northern Neck of Virginia where he worked as a self employed building contractor with his sons and was recently retired. He attended Carter Memorial SDA Church. He is survived by his wife, Joan C. Filkoski, four sons, Butch Filkoski (Shelagh), Montross, Stephen Filkoski (Lyvouch), Woodstock, MD, Larry Filkoski, Jr. (Britney), King George, VA and Paul Filkoski (Jennifer), Montross. Also surviving is a brother William Hamilton (Linda), Abingdon, VA, a sister, Patricia McDonald (Russell), Pittsburgh, PA and 13 grandchildren. Memorial services with a celebration of life were held Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Carter Memorial SDA Church, Warsaw, VA. The family received friends one hour prior to services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carter Memorial Community Service Center, 121 Carter Town Road, Warsaw, VA 22572. Online condolences may be made at

“As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.” ~Author Unknown Search for African-American Cemeteries to be Black History Month Topic A Black History Month Program will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Historic Courthouse, General Puller Highway, Saluda, VA. College of William and Mary anthropologist Michael Blakey will talk about his Remembering Slavery, Resistance and Freedom Project (the Remembering Project) and its search for historic African-American cemeteries throughout Virginia. David Brown, archeologist and Co-director of the Gloucesterbased Fairfield Foundation, will describe the cemetery component of the Foundation’s work in the Middle Peninsula. The Remembering Project is developing a database of known cemetery sites. Do plan to attend this program to learn more about this exciting project. For information, see The program is free to the public and is cosponsored by the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society and the Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society. For further information, call (804) 758-5163.

Master Gardeners to hold fruit tree pruning clinic The Northern Neck Master Gardeners will hold a Pruning Clinic starting at 10 am on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 in Northumberland County. The rain date is February 15. If a weather-related cancellation becomes necessary, announcement will be made by 8 a.m. on the morning of the event over Radio Station WRAR FM (105.5). The location is the Cummings family orchard, located north of Edwardsville at 247 Eagles Nest Lane, just off Hull Neck Road. The Pruning Clinic will offer hands-on instruction on techniques for pruning and shaping fruit trees. “The cold of February means the

trees are still dormant – the perfect time for shaping and pruning,” explains Master Gardener John Lunsford, who will lead this event. At the Pruning Clinic, participants will learn about proper pruning techniques, and have an opportunity to try them out with a variety of fruit trees under the direction of Lunsford and his team of Master Gardeners. Participants should bring a pair of sharp hand bypass pruners and dress for the weather. The fee is five dollars and there is no requirement to register beforehand. Call (804) 435-2893 for directions and answers.


“Snow White & 7 Dwarfs” Come out for the KGHS theater production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on Jan. 29- Feb. 2. in the KGHS Auditorium. Performances start at 7 p.m. Cost is $6 per person. Come early and buy dinner at 5:30 p.m. For $3-$4, enjoy your choice of grilled cheese & soup, mac & cheese, beef hot dog, or chicken nuggets. Each comes with sides and choice of apple dessert & drink. For more information please contact Jenni Jones (540) 775-5860 or Spirit Night 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at Sweet Frog in Dahlgren. Bring in this notice, or tell your cashier you support Sealston Elementary PTA, and 12% of sales will go to the PTA, and in turn go to help CBES. Help the PTA help those in need. Happy Birthday George! On Monday February 17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the George Washington Birthplace National Monument 4H Heritage Club will be demonstrating hearth cooking, blacksmithing and other elements of Colonial living in the historic area surrounding the actual birth site of George Washington. Also on Monday February 18 at 1 p.m. visitors, volunteers and park staff will be celebrating Washington’s birthday with a cake cutting at the park’s visitor center. Admission to George Washington Birthplace National Monument is free, and there is no charge for any activities on February 17. The event is part of the Northern Neck Winterfest being held throughout the region. Go to for more information. Save the Date May 10, 2014 War of 1812 Commemoration event. Come see how life was during the 1800’s. All Free in Old Town Warrenton, VA. or email Music, reenactors, living historians, exhibits, artisans, vendors, lectures, authors & more. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. 2014 KG Little League registration period OPEN Registration for the 2014 KGLL season will be held as follows: Jan. 25; Feb. 1 in the KGMS cafeteria from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each of the scheduled days. Email the President of KGLL if you have more questions: roberts@



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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 snacks, to or leave a voicemail at 775-7951 ext 22.

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.

Thursday, Jan. 30

You are invited to come out for an Evening with former MLB Catcher Hank Foiles (Pittsburg Pirates). 7 p.m. at the Colonial Beach Masonic Lodge, 500 Washington Ave. CB. All are welcome. Event is sponsored by Wakefield Chapter #77 Order of the Eastern Star and Colonial Beach Lodge #199.

Monday, Feb. 3

AARP Chapter 3195 to meet at the Citizens’ Center at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to attend. Valentine’s Day meeting. Wear red & hearts! NN Audobon Society is hosting a program at 7 p.m. and will feature a talk by Blair Farinholt, manage of historic 488 acre property, Elmington. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main St., Kilmarnock.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

KG Democratic Committee to meet 7 p.m. at the Smoot Library. Red Cross sponsored Blood Drive Noon - 6 p.m. at the American

Legion Post 89 on Dahlgren Road. Bring photo i.d.

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. Telescope Party at Caledon Did you get a telescope or binoculars for Christmas? Rappahannock Astronomy Club is having a Telescope Party at Caledon State Park (11617 Caledon Rd) Saturday, January 25 starting at 3p.m. We can help you set up and get familiar with that new telescope. Or, bring out your old telescope. A Star Party will continue into the evening. Don’t have a telescope? Come out anyway and enjoy great views of the night sky through our telescopes. Families are always welcome. There are plenty of beautiful things in the sky for everybody to enjoy. Weather controls astronomy events, so check our Web site http://raclub. org/ at noon on the day of the event. We will post a “come on out” or “canceled by weather” notice there. Need more info? Contact

College News Elks Lodge 2666 is holding a special Charity Bingo Game on Feb. 1 at 12:30 p.m. (Doors open at 12:30… games 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

Community Foundation offers almost $140,000 in college scholarships The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region will award almost $140,000 in scholarships to to high school seniors in the greater Fredericksburg area this spring. Interested seniors are urged to apply now for the 38 scholarships though the foundation’s new online portal at The deadline for submitting applications is 9 p.m., March 3. The Community Foundation’s scholarship application process is now completely paperless. The new, required scholarship forms can only be found online. Call (540) 373.9292 or visit

The following Virginia Military Institute cadets are among the 703 cadets who were recently named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of academic year 2013-14. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C. Timothy R. Brent II - A senior from Kilmarnock, VA is majoring in Psychology. Cadet Brent’s parents are Mr. & Mrs. Timothy R. Brent. Nicholas J. Hounshell - A senior from Heathsville, VA is majoring in Civil Engineering. Cadet Hounshell’s parents are Mr. & Mrs. Mark G. Hounshell. Joseph D. Tharp - A junior from King George, VA is majoring in Physics. Cadet Tharp’s parents are Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Tharp Jr. VMI, with an enrollment of 1,600 cadets, is the nation’s oldest statesupported military college. U.S. News and World Report ranks it among the top five public-supported liberal arts colleges in the nation. Barton Community College student Tabitha Kim of King George, was named to President’s List for fall 2013 semester. Barton Community College in KS, named 239 students to the President’s List for the fall 2013 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or “A” letter scale. The following students are among more than 1,400 Bob Jones University students named to the Dean’s List for grades achieved during the Fall 2013 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.0 GPA Virginia Newman of King George (22485). Newman is a Sophomore Music Education major. Joshua Pitts of King George (22485). Pitts is a Senior Information Technology major. Located in Greenville, S.C., Bob Jones University is a biblically faithful, Christian liberal arts university focused on educating the whole person to reflect and serve Christ. BJU offers a unique blend of rigorous academic programs, discipleship, and character and leadership development. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do. BJU provides over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, and business. BJU has over 3,000 students from every state and more than 40 countries.

NARFE-Northern Neck Chapter 1823 to meet Feb. 4 Guest speaker will be the President of The Julius Rosenwald School Foundation of Northumberland County to Speak at NARFE Meeting, Mary Jackson. In recognition of Black History Month, Mary Jackson, President of The Julius Rosenwald School Foundation, a non-profit corporation created to continue the legacy of the Julius Rosenwald School in Reedville, will speak at the Northern Neck Chapter 1823 National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) meeting on Tuesday, February 4. Ms. Jackson will discuss the foundation’s mission to acquire ownership of the school property, to preserve and restore this historically important school, and to provide services to meet the needs of the community— charitable, educational, and historical. The NARFE meeting, which will begin at 1 p.m., will be held at the Lancaster Community Library, 235 School Street, Kilmarnock. All current or retired Federal employees (or surviving spouses) and their guests, and others interested in learning about The Julius Rosenwald School Foundation are invited. For additional information, call (804)438.8011.

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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

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2014 Colonial Beach VFD Officer installations On Saturday, January 18, the CBVFD and Ladies Auxiliary held its Installation of Officers for 2014. It was a very good turnout with lots of the Life Members that have not been at an installation event in years. This year’s guest speaker was Ben Barksdale, Deputy Fire Chief with the Prince George’s Co. Fire/EMS Dept. from Prince George, MD. Chief Barksdale was appointed to the position in June of 2011, after retiring with 24 years of service from the Arlington Co. Fire Dept, Arlington, VA. Chief Barksdale is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Human Relations Committee, Chair of the National Capital Region COG Operation Chiefs Committee and Steering Committee member of the NCR IMT. He is a graduate from The Johns Hopkins Univ. With Chief Barksdale was his wife, who has been a police offer with Arlington Co. for 28 years, and his daughter.

- Tina Fenwick; Treasurer - Frances Bowen; Asst. Treasurer - David Robey; Engineer - Mike Worrell; Asst. Engineer - Dan Rasario; Member at Large - Jim Jett III; Member at Large - Billy Sanford, Sr.; Fire Chief - David Robey; Asst. Chief - Mike Worrell; Deputy Chief - Dana Reed; Captain - Chris Saulnier; 1st Lieutenant - Bill Sanford, Jr.; 2nd Lieutenant - Eddie Blunt; Training Officer - Bill Sanford, Jr.; Training Officer - Branden Robey; Chaplain - Frances Bowen.

The officers for 2014 are: President - Randy Feltner; Vice President - Donald Robey; Secretary

2013 Response Summary: Service numbers: Fire 155; Accidents 70; EMS- 557; Public

Ladies Auxiliary Officers for 2014: President - Jackie Worrell; Vice President - Lori Garrison; Secretary - Bert Rollins; Treasurer - Nancy Smith; Historian - The Whole Auxiliary; Chaplain - Arbutus Sanford; Conductress - Bonnie Gouvisis; Asst. Conductress - Teeny McConkie; Member at Large - Connie Klopsis.

Service 88, with a total of 870. Man Hours #: Service Man Hours 3,317.96; Training Man Hours 1,435.5; Fund Man Hours 489.5; Misc. 1,168, with Total Man Hours 6,503.46. Top Call Runners: 1st-Bill Sanford, Sr. 587; 2nd-Chris Sauliner 314; 3rd-

Danny Oursler 312; 4th-Branden Robey-288; and 5th-Bill Sanford, Jr. 242. The Fire Dept. is now a part of a Countywide Search & Rescue Team. Special Awards: Mike Worrell - New Life Member

20 years; Chief ’s Award - Bill Sanford, Sr.; Fire Fighters of the Year - Branden Robey & Bill Sanford,Sr.; Appreciation Award - Tina Fenwick; Appreciation for the Past President - Tim Trivett, Sr. (2008-2013). The Ladies Aux. gave a check for $10,000 to the Fire Dept.

with the help of Diane Pearson, who is a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary; The Ladies Aux. gave a special award to Sandy Rodeheaver for all her help for the past year. Arbutus Sanford was given a special award for her 50 years of hard work.

2014 Northern Neck Region Antique Automobile Club of America Annual banquet

Cheryl Melton receiving the Go Getter award from Sherry Gatton

Members of the Northern Neck Region, AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) gathered on Jan. 12 for their annual banquet to officially install the 2014 officers and board members. Serving this year are Ward Sevila – president/ press secretary, Wayne Burgess – vice president/ webmaster, Sherry Gatton - secretary/newsletter editor, Mae Lynne Guest – treasurer, Paul Stosch activity chairman/director/legislative representative, Bob Sydnor - activity chairman/director, Ron Cook director, Mary Jean Inscoe - membership chair, Brent Gatton - car show chairman Each year, two members are recognized for their active roles in the club with the Presidents Award. Recognized this year were Brent Gatton for his leadership in improving and reshaping the annual

car show and Sherry Gatton for serving in multiple positions as club secretary, newsletter editor, and her self-appointed un-official position as social secretary/ event planner. Sherry then took control of the meeting and livened it up with some whimsical awards she created all in fun. She presented awards for: Lead Foot to Paul Stosch; Tuff 2 B Kool to Ed Melton; Go Getter to Cheryl Melton; Top Raffle Sales (1st Place) to Harry and Kathy Harrison; Top Raffle Sales (2nd Place) to Paul Stosch; Lost Traveler’s Award to Ward Sevila; Behind The Scenes Support to Cathie Sevila. And an additional award, the Outstanding President’s Award was presented to Ward Sevila. There was also an excellent and informative presentation provided by Wayne Burgess about the

AACA National tour to be hosted by the Northern Neck Region in May 2014. The tour will bring approximately 100 individuals, with their antique cars, from all over the US together to visit historic and other interesting sites throughout and beyond the Northern Neck region. Be sure to watch for the tour in May. The antique car club, affiliated with the international Antique Automobile Club of America, includes members from the greater Northern Neck area and meets at the Callao Business Center the 2nd Thursday each month. For more information about the Northern Neck Region, the AACA or the National Tour please contact Ward Sevila at 804-580-4177 or email wsevila@msn. com .

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The 4th Annual Polar Plunge was held on Jan. 1 next to the Riverboat on the Potomac in Colonial Beach. These brave folks sprinted into the icy water to raise money for the Colonial Beach School full student participation field trip program.


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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014


CB Drifters dedicate season to Chandale Dillon Leonard Banks Sports editor She will always have a place in the hearts of those who knew her. Chandale Dillon’s legacy is written in the hearts of her family, her community, her school and her high school volleyball and basketball teammates. Although she passed away on Jan. 8 from an automobile accident, the memories of her unforgettable smile and her competitive spirit will forever inspire Drifter athletics. At Tuesday night’s game, featuring the visiting Washington & Lee Eagles, during the pre-game ceremony, Drifters head coach Keith Dickerson said, “Anyone who came in contact with Chandale would realize she was a heaven-sent angel amongst us. We choose to celebrate her life and dedicate this season, and the remaining seasons, to her memory.” Inspired by their coach to win with Dillon in their hearts, the Drifters (12-1) didn’t disappoint. Not only

did both varsity (67-21) and junior varsity (53-18) deliver crushing conference victories over the Eagles, but they finished the out the week with wins over Northumberland and Brook Pointe. Sydni Carey, Billie Gould and Deniya Newman led a fourthquarter attack against the Eagles that included a Hail Mary half-court three-pointer, buzzer-beating shot from Newman. Carey finished the game with 16 points and 11 assists, while Gould ruled the post with 12 rebounds and 14 points. Newman added a number of steals and 15 points. Midway through the first quarter, the Eagles seemed to have found their rhythm, as Sasha Adams nailed two back-to-back jumpers, including a three-pointer to give Washington & Lee a 7-4 lead. However, with four minutes remaining in the quarter, the Drifters quickly shifted into their familiar up-tempo style to change the course of the game. With the Drifter press defense crippling the Eagles ability to move the ball down

“Anyone who came in contact with Chandale would realize she was a heavensent-angel amongst us. We chose to celebrate her life, and dedicate this season, and the remaining seasons to her memory.” —Keith Dickerson court, the quarter ended with a 20-9 Drifter lead. In the second quarter, the Drifters’ defense continued to harass the Eagles with steals, deflections and blocks. With Emily Parks at the help of point guard, and Carey in her familiar shooting guard spot, the Drifters blasted the Eagles for an additional 22 points, while giving up only two points before the end of the half. Trailing by 33 points, the Eagles’ only source of offense in the third quarter was a foul shot made at the beginning of the quarter by

Yshina Johnson, and two threepoint baskets, courtesy of Amy Saunders and Armani Henry. Eight different Drifters collectively added an additional 20 points for Colonial Beach. In the final quarter, the Drifters sought to kill the clock and close out the game, and used substitutes for the remainder of the period. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the Drifters will host Caroline. Game time is 6 p.m. As for the Eagles, they will host Northumberland. Game time in Montross is also 6 p.m.

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Drifter point guard Sydni Carey moved with ease through the Eagles defense.

CB Drifters JV girls overpower Washington & Lee Leonard Banks Sports editor The Colonial Beach girls’ junior varsity team is flying below the radar as one of the top basketball feeder systems in the area. Actually, in spite of having a decisive Northern Neck championship among the top teams, head coach Audra Lucas-Peyton has gone against the grain, and created a five-year junior varsity dynasty. Currently, with an overall record of 12-1, the junior Lady Drifters are slicing up the competition with teamwork on both ends of the court. By acting as a liaison between the middle school and varsity programs, Lucas-Peyton, a long-time employee of NSWC, has instilled a solid infrastructure of athletes that easily The Drifter girls junior varsity has proven to be fearless, while working as a team.

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Wednesday, Jan. 22

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King George Foxes step at Fred Hardy Invitational Leonard Banks Sports editor

Foxes 2013-2014 indoor winter track & field teams continue to excel as the season unfolds.

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On Saturday, at the Fred Hardy Invitational, at Fork Union Academy, both Foxes girls and boys teams were the only teams to take home two trophies, as they finished with two third place finishes. The Foxes girls 4x800-meter relay team, featuring Kristen Hornbaker, Anna Kniceley, Ashley Perkins, and Brooke West placed second with a time of 10:10.36 to qualify for the upcoming state championships. Hornbaker also qualified for states in the 3,200 meters with a first place time of 11:41.85. Brittany Williams distanced herself from the field with a first place time of 1:23.26, in the 500-meter dash. The following Foxes girls top finishers in their particular events included: Miranda Green, 1,000-meters, second, 3:04.04, 1,600-meters, seventh, 5:55.18; Brittany Williams, 300-meter dash, 11th, 44.69; Kristen Hornbaker, 3,200 meters, first, 11:41.85; 4x200-meter relay, ninth, 1:56.57; 4x200-meter relay, ninth,

1:56.57; 4x400-meter relay, sixth, 4:23.44; 4x800-meter relay, second, 10:10.36; Brittany Williams, 500-meter dash, first place, 1:23.26; DeAsia Callanan, 55-meters, 24th, 8:04; long jump, 15th, 14’ 3.75”; Heidi Colwell, 55-meter hurdles, sixth, 9:70; Alicia Callanan, high jump, eighth, 4’6”; Heidi Colwell, pole vault, fourth, 9’6”; Caroline Williams, shot put, seventh, 33’3.50; Carley Johnson, triple jump, 19th, 26’2”. The following Foxes boys top finishers in their particular events included: Christian Koon, 1,000meters, 10th, 2:54.48; Jarod Watson, 1,600-meters, 25th, 5:11.50; 4x200meter relay, third, 3:40:36; 4x800meter relay, third, 8:47.77; Fernando DeLaRosa, 500-meter dash, eighth, 1:11.82; Davion Hutt, 55-meter dash, second, 6.52; Justin Halter, high jump, eighth (five-way-tie), 5’8”; Davion Hutt, long jump, ninth, 19’8”; Jonathan Graham, pole vault, third, 13’; Casey Matherly, shot put, 23rd, 32’11”. On Thursday, Jan. 30, the Foxes will travel to Woodberry, for a varsity invitational meet.

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King George swim teams dominate JHT Invitational meet Leonard Banks Sports editor The Foxes swim teams are resilient. On Saturday, at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center, in Richmond, the Foxes boys’ swim team convincingly swept a field of seven teams in headto-head dual competition. As for their Lady Fox teammates, they also had a banner day, as they defeated all but one team (Collegiate). In addition, Ricardo BonillaVasquez dominated the meet with three individual first place performances that included two state qualifying times. The 16-year old junior also helped the 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relay teams capture state qualifying times, along with first place finishes. Michael McGregor also qualified for states, and placed first for the Foxes in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 29.18. Michelle Macaluso was the Foxes

girls lone first place winner. Macaluso finished the 50-yard butterfly in a time of 41.72. Foxes boys top finishers included: 200-yard medley relay, second, 1:49.21; 200-yard freestyle, first, (state qualifying) 1:50.00; Matthew Marshall, 200-yard IM, seventh, 2:28.67; Ricardo Bonilla-Vasquez, 50-yard freestyle, (top 10 KGHS all-time), 18.50; Ricardo Bonilla-Vasquez, 100yard butterfly, first, 54.61; Rudy Morrow, 100-yard freestyle, third, 53:04; Reilly Kroll, 500-yard freestyle, fifth, 6:14.84; 200-yard freestyle relay (state qualifying) 1:34.13; Stephen M. Hunt, 100-yard backstroke, second, 1:01.01; Scott Loudin, 100-yard breaststroke, fifth, 1:19.18; 400-yard freestyle relay, first, (state qualifying) 3:29.07; Michael McGregor, 50-yard butterfly, first, 29.10. Foxes girls top finishers included: 200-yard medley relay, third, 2:06.55; Heather Albert, 200-yard freestyle, sixth, 22:29.6; Catherine Wilson, 200-yard IM, fifth, 2:38.08; Kenzie

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During a pre-game ceremony at the Drifterdome last Tuesday, Drifter varsity teammate celebrate the memory of their departed teammate, Chandale Dillon.

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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014


KGYAA now accepting flag & cheer registrations Staff Reports While the cold temperatures and snow on the ground reminds us that we are still in the grips of the winter season, the King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) is currently accepting flag football and cheer registrations in preparation for the decidedly warmer weeks to come. In fact, the KGYAA launched its annual spring registration drive this past weekend at King George Elementary School (KGES), with onsite registration sessions planned for the next several weekends. Their next registration session is scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at KGES (cafeteria), during which the KGYAA will be ac-

cepting registrations for a number of planned endeavors. First among these are the standard co-ed flag football (ages 6-17) and cheerleading (ages 5-17) programs, but as reported last week, the KGYAA also hopes to attract enough female participants to organize another all-girls flag football program (ages 9-14) as well. And then just this past week the KGYAA Board of Directors elected to expand its spring flag football offerings to include a prospective, instructional “Pee Wee” flag football program (ages 4-5). It should be noted that the date the association employs to determine an aspiring participant’s “league-age” for the spring is March 1.

The KGYAA, now entering its 13th overall season, also reports that it will be accepting donations of used football cleats during its registration drive as part of its ongoing “Share a Pair” campaign, whereby donated cleats may be provided to football participants in financial need. The goal is to ensure that all football participants, regardless of circumstance, may enjoy the benefit of proper, athletic footwear. The KGYAA recommends that those interested in registering for its spring programs, and/or those who wish to provide their used football cleats for others to enjoy, should visit them on Facebook, visit their official website at, or contact them directly at

Foxes girls varsity basketball hold their own!

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Spring memories! C.J. Smith of the D4 Leathernecks showcased his running skills by scoring on a big play.

Eagles remain undefeated season last year,” said Hunter. Although the game was close throughout, the Eagles led most of the way after ending the first quarter with the score knotted 13 to 13. D.J. Ashlock led the Trojans with 24 points, followed by Sterling Hammond with 20 points. The W&L Eagles are now 4 and 0 in district play after also defeating Colonial Beach 61 to 56 in overtime earlier in the week. Led by Keane Foster and Montie Gould, the Drifters had pulled ahead of the Eagles in the third quarter, but the game was tied 56 all, at the end of regulation. The Eagles held Colonial Beach scoreless in overtime, and W&L’s Treshaun Brown led the way, scoring seven of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, for a final 61 to 56 victory. In addition to Brown’s scoring, Milan Bullock had 15 points, and

Richard Leggitt The Washington & Lee Eagles rolled to their eighth win Friday, defeating the Essex Trojans 72 to 68 in a hard-fought boys basketball game on the Trojans’ home court in Tappahannock. It was the fourth straight Northern Neck District victory for Coach George Hunter’s Eagles who were led by Treshaun Brown, Terrin Dickerson and newcomer Marik Roy. “Treshaun did his thing once again, leading the way with 28 points, four assists and three steals,” said Hunter. “Treshaun made a three-quarters’ court shot at the buzzer to end the half 39 to 29.” “Terran Dickerson scored 13 points, and Marik Roy made shots in very big moments in his first game of the year. Roy finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds to make his presence felt in his first action since mid-

Davon Hamilton had 11 points for the Eagles. Foster had 14 for the Drifters, and Gould had 22 points. “Treshaun gave the Drifters’ defense fits trying to keep up with him, and it seems everytime we needed a big shot, everyone knew who would take it, but they still couldn’t stop it,” Hunter declared. “That kid has ice water running through his veins, loves the big moment and always keeps a cool head.” “Milan missed practice all week with the flu. He had to come out numerous times and even lay down in the locker room,” said Hunter. “His 15 points and 18 rebounds isn’t a bad night for a guy with the flu.” “I love all my kids, but Milan is definitely one of the most enjoyable kids I’ve ever been around. He is a 4.2 GPA student; always ‘Yes, sir,’ or ‘ No, sir,’ and gives his all for everyone,” Hunter said.

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The Journal

Mask bill revamps Virginia’s archaic 1940s felony law By Liz Butterfield Capital News Service RICHMOND — Cold pedestrians and cyclists may be relieved to cover their faces without risk of arrest if a bill on the wearing of masks passes in the Virginia General Assembly this spring. House Bill 542 aims to change a law regarding the wearing of masks and facial coverings to charge only those covering their face with the intent to do harm. Under current law, it is a Class 6

felony to be caught wearing a mask in public or in private places in Virginia. Chief patron of the bill Delegate Delores McQuinn, D-Richmond, said she learned about the law after a citizen approached her with a personal concern. The man told McQuinn he was stopped by a policeman while crossing the Martin Luther King bridge last winter and was asked to remove a protective mask. McQuinn said she looked into the issue and was surprised to find the



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law had not been amended since its creation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to fix that so that people are able to wear a mask and protect themselves from very extreme weather,â&#x20AC;? McQuinn said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but yet also make sure that those who are concerned about anyone doing mischief will also not be negatively impacted.â&#x20AC;? The law probably was created in the 1940s in order to prevent members of the Ku Klux Klan from wearing facial coverings, McQuinn said. McQuinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill amends the old law

to reserve felony charges only those cover their face with the intent to commit a crime. However, the proposed changes are causing some pushback from some business community members who are concerned the bill may cause an increase in mask wearing around their business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten some push back on the bill from the business community that is concerned about someone coming, wearing a mask and going into a store or a bank or something and robbing it,â&#x20AC;? McQuinn said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to do. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not trying to impact them (businesses).â&#x20AC;? McQuinn said she is in the process of adding amendments to the bill to compromise with her opponents, including adding a possible condition on winter months and extreme temperatures. River City Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s racing member Ann Hardy says she supports the bill because it eliminates a potential hardship for cyclists. Although not frequently enforced, the old law put cyclists who wear a balaclava, a win-


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ports the strategic priorities of the college. The director will cultivate donor relationships, and direct annual fund, major giving, and special event activities. This role works closely with the college president to AND SURPLUS expand and foster external relationships. Applicants should possess 804-333-1234 a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree with solid and progressively responsible leadership 2721 RICHMOND RD â&#x20AC;˘ WARSAW VA experience and understanding of resource planning and allocation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to the community college mission are also required. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to articulate the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategic needs, opportunities, and vision with clarity and enthusiasm with a wide range of community and business leaders. Preference will be given to applicants with the CFRE credential and/or work experience at a community college. This is a full-time, administrative faculty appointment with an excellent benefits package. Academic rank and salary are based upon academic credentials and experience. Satisfactory reference and criminal background checks are a condition of employment. A completed Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application, cover letter and resume describing qualifications and unofficial transcripts are required. Applications will only be accepted online through the Recruitment Management System at http://jobs.virginia. gov and must be received by 5:00pm on January 23, 2014. A first review of applications will begin January 24, 2014. Resumes will not substitute for a completed state application. Rappahannock Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, or disability in recruiting and employment. Inquiries related to collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Human Resources Manager, 12745 College Drive, Glenns, Virginia 23149.


We a r e 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) 367-8530. Toll free call (888) 5513247. For the hearing impaired call (804) 367-9753.

Lock It Up Self Storage facility operators sale for non-payment of storage charges pursuant to the power of sale contained in Virginia Self Storage Act (1981. C., 627) general charges and for satisfaction of the facility operators lien. The following properties will be sold at auction on: February 4, 2014 at 3:30 PM at Lock It Up Self Storage, 8534 Kings Hwy., King George, VA 22485. Ray Raines Auctions. LOCK IT UP SELF STORAGE reserves the right to cancel a sale at any time for any reason. #108 Helen Hyde #309 Logan Adelman #343 Tony Schibner #349 Janet Finotti #602 Alison Everett #723 Steven Halla #737 Joyce White

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Public notice is hereby given that the deadline for submitting request for an appeal hearing for equalization of real property assessment is Monday, March 31, 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 31, 2014.


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CORRECTED NOTICE 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 31, 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.

BY ORDER OF THE KING GEORGE COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 1/22/14, 1/29/14, 2/5, 2/12/14, 2/19/14

ter mask that covers the neck and face from winter elements, at risk of arrest, which â&#x20AC;&#x153;almost borderlines ridiculous,â&#x20AC;? Hardy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (cyclists) would be for the bill because it changes it to include language that specifically says there has to be an intent to conceal your identity,â&#x20AC;? Hardy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anybody that partakes in outdoor activities in the winter weather would benefit from this legislation.â&#x20AC;? After the bill is amended, it will be reviewed by the House Committee for Courts of Justice.



COMMUNITY STORAGE - Public Auction on Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 am, located at 17168 Owens Drive in Dahlgren, VA to sell the personal property stored by: Dana Thompson, 10x15; Ron Hooper, 10x15; Deidre Lawson, 10x15

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING KING GEORGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS The King George County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing beginning at 6:15 p.m., on Tuesday February 4, 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 1/22/14, 1/29/14

Town of Colonial Beach Planning Commission PUBLIC HEARING

The Town of Colonial Beach Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 6, 2014, in the Colonial Beach Town Center located at 22 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia, to consider the following: Beginning at 5:30 p.m. ZOA-03-2014 (ORDINANCE (646): AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF COLONIAL BEACH BY REPEALING ARTICLE 25, RESIDENTIAL 3 (R-3) DISTRICT, ARTICLE 27 RESIDENTIAL GENERAL DISTRICT (R-2A), AND ARTICLE 28 RESIDENTIAL HIGH DENSITY R-4 DISTRICT. These articles will be replaced with a single Residential-3 (R-3) High Density Residential district. The new district shall incorporate the design guidelines of the comprehensive plan and specific development standards for the district. The proposed R-3 district residential density shall be 12 to 15 units per acre with a residential floor area ratio (FAR) of 0.64 and a non-residential FAR to be 0.9 Any persons desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the above is hereby invited to be present at the Public Hearing. Copies of the above are on file in the Department of Planning & Community Development, 905 McKinney Blvd., Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443. 1/22/14, 1/29/14

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

The Journal

Gov. McDonnell announces agreement to extend Amtrak Virginia service to Roanoke Train travel will return to Star City for first time in 34 years Richmond â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Governor Bob McDonnell announced Jan. 9 that the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Norfolk Southern Corporation have entered into an agreement to improve rail related infrastructure between Lynchburg and Roanoke. The improvements will allow passenger rail to once again serve the Roanoke Region. Governor McDonnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 transportation funding plan was instrumental in funding the return of intercity passenger rail service to Roanoke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;DRPT and Norfolk Southern continue their strong partnership to advance intercity passenger rail service in the state of Virginia,â&#x20AC;? said Governor McDonnell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intercity passenger rail service is central to the Commonwealthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic growth, vitality and competitiveness in the region. Now the major population centers will have intercity passenger rail service.â&#x20AC;? 

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The historic transportation bill has opened the door for continued expansion and growth of intercity passenger rail service in the State. The extension of intercity passenger train service from Lynchburg to Roanoke would not be possible without passage of this legislation,â&#x20AC;? said Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During this administration, new train service to Norfolk, and funding for the continuation of six state regional trains occurred,â&#x20AC;? said Thelma Drake, director of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the signing of this agreement, the State will be able to extend Amtrak Virginia daily intercity passenger train service to Roanoke within four years with direct same seat service to as far north as Boston.â&#x20AC;? Wick Moorman, Norfolk Southern Chairman and CEO, stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Norfolk Southern is proud to expand our partnership with DRPT and the Commonwealth. Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership enables both passenger mobility and economic development through a strong rail network.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The signing of the agreement between Norfolk Southern and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is an important

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014


Must-haves for any Super Bowl party The Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League, has become a global event. According to Nielsen, a ratings measurement firm, the 2013 game, which pitted the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers, drew an average of 108 million viewers, peaking at 113.9 million during the final 17 minutes of the broadcast, when the Ravens withstood a furious rally from the 49ers, ultimately winning the game 34-31. Fans and non-fans alike typically spend at least some time watching the big game, and many people do so at parties geared around the game itself. A good Super Bowl party can make the game that much more enjoyable, and the following are some must-have items no Super Bowl party host should forget.

milestone in bringing Amtrak rail service to our community. This is a tremendous accomplishment for the Commonwealth, the Roanoke Valley region, and our city, and with this signed agreement we can accelerate the return of passenger rail to the valley,â&#x20AC;? said Roanoke City Mayor David A. Bowers. Included in this agreement are track additions and realignments, signal and communication upgrades along the route, clearance adjustments, and a platform and train servicing facility in downtown Roanoke. Design work will begin immediately. In another effort funded by the Commonwealth and Norfolk Southern, the downtown Roanoke rail connections are currently being reconfigured to improve the flow of train traffic through Roanoke, which is a prerequisite to reintroducing passenger rail service. Known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amtrak Virginiaâ&#x20AC;? partnership, Roanoke is the latest step for the Commonwealth to lead the way as one of the few states in the country to successfully negotiate the addition of new intercity passenger rail service in major rail corridors, balancing freight and economic development needs with additional intercity passenger rail options.

chips and pretzels as well as some healthier fare, like vegetable trays, on hand for guests. Dips: Of course, snacks always taste better when guests have something to dip them into. When choosing dips for the party, encourage guests with culinary skills to make their own homemade dips and bring them to the party, and make some of your own as well. Hosts hesitant to try their hands at making dips can always buy some from the store, just be sure to choose popular dips like onion- or cheeseflavored dips and even some salsa.

Snacks: Snacks play an integral role on Super Bowl Sunday. Unlike other popular gatherings, Super Bowl parties do not typically feature a sit-down meal as part of the festivities. Though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customary for hosts to make one large dish or order pizzas for guests, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still necessary to stock up on snacks to keep guests from getting hungry as the party progresses. The game itself often lasts three hours or more, and many guests will begin to arrive an hour before kickoff, if not earlier. So be sure to have snacks like potato

Nachos: Certain foods have become synonymous with Super Bowl parties, and nachos certainly fall into

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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

The Journal


Do game animals wear wrist watches? Mark Fike The title is the running joke among hunters all the time. Drive by a farm field just prior to deer season and you will see herds of deer just milling about, as if there is not a care in the world. Go back by there the first day of deer season, and the place is a ghost town. I have had permission in the past to hunt a farm that was loaded with turkey. Driving into the farm would leave even a non-hunter salivating for a fresh turkey breast on the grill. I hunted that farm for a few years and only saw turkey during turkey season once. When the season ended, the turkey were very visible within a week. Go figure. I am convinced that animals must have a calendar etched on a tree, and another tree has to have a copy of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ (VDGIF’s) hunting regulations on it. If you hunt deer and don’t see any in the woods and leave a half hour after sunset when you are supposed to, chances are that when you fire up the truck and flip on your headlights to leave, you will see more than a few pairs of eyes shining back at you. Of course, this is well after shooting hours are over, and the deer seem to know it, too. Besides being in possession of a calendar and the game regulations, I think animals also have some sort of power that enables them to know when you are not targeting them, but some other species. Think about it - If you are in the woods hanging in a tree stand awaiting a deer to come within range, you get heckled all evening or morning by a parade of squirrels. They never leave you alone. This is particularly true if you are hunting on the ground. I like hunting on the ground. I used to

Bill proposes animal cruelty registry Jessi Gower Capital News Service Richmond — An online animal cruelty registry will be established in the Commonwealth of Virginia this month if Senate Bill 32 is passed. Although several states have enacted third-, second- and first-offense felony animal cruelty laws, New York is currently the first and only state to pass an animal abuse registry bill. Chief Patron of SB32, Sen. William Stanley, R-Richmond, says now is the time for Virginia to pass its own registry bill. “I think a registry of this nature is long overdue in Virginia,” Stanley said. Many animal rights groups across the country have shown support for bills dealing with animal cruelty registries, but there are groups who are known to have reservations about such registries. The Humane Society of the United States has criticized such legislation and says a public online registry isn’t the way to deal with those convicted of animal felonies. “Experience has made clear that such individuals would pose a lesser threat to animals in the future if they received comprehensive mental health counseling,” the humane society blog stated. “Shaming them with a public Internet profile is unlikely to affect their future behavior- except perhaps to isolate them further from society and promote increased distrust of authority figures trying to help them.” Stanley disagrees and says he believes the registry will not only help to stop animal cruelty, but will also help to prevent it. “I think sunlight is the best antiseptic,” Stanley said. “Sometimes people will think twice before they commit a crime, knowing that it would be on public display.” If the bill passes, 782 individuals who already have been convicted of felonies against animals would be automatically listed on the public online registry. “The best way is to allow the public to know who these very serious felons are,” Stanley said. “So they can prevent animals from getting into the hands of the wrong people.” In 2011, Delegate Daniel Marshall, R-Danville, proposed similar legislation with his House Bill 1930. Kristen Howard, executive director for The Virginia Crime Commission says the commission reviewed this study but did not make any recommendations on the bill because of a lack of endorsement for the bill.

try to take a nap when hunting on the ground. Forget it! The squirrels won’t let you. When my girls were little, I knew they had about two hours of attention span to sit still before they began giving me looks that more or less said, “Dad, we want to go home. We are hungry.” Or, “I have to use the bathroom.” Maybe the looks said, “Dad, I am bored. I want to go home and play with my toys.” Don’t get me wrong; my girls were very patient. However, to milk some more hunting time out of them, I started whispering, “Count the squirrels you see. You can only count them once, so if they go up in a tree and come back down, you cannot count them twice. For each one you count, I will give you a nickel!” That worked well, but it also began to bankrupt me. I soon stopped that program and made plans to hit that patch of woods to squirrel hunt. Do you know that despite shelling out DOLLARS to the girls for the squirrels that they saw in one particular area, I saw only one skittish squirrel when I returned later that week to hunt them? What happened? I sure would like to know. It was unreal. If you see plenty of squirrels or rabbits in an area while hunting deer or turkey, chances are you won’t see them when you return. It just does not work that way. Waterfowl are the worst foes to face while hunting, though. They know when your gun is unloaded or when you are busy answering nature’s call. They know when your best buddy is pouring coffee out of a thermos, when you have a muffin, pop tart, banana or whatever in your hand about to take a bite, and they certainly know right about when you have given up and unloaded the gun

and begun to gather decoys. The decoy issue really bugs me. I can get over them showing up when someone is trying to eat. Don’t eat while hunting - Problem solved! If you gotta go that bad while in the blind, then make sure someone else has your back and will do some shooting for you! However, when you unload and begin gathering decoys, well, that is the worst. You have to go home at some point in the morning, right? This problem was happening to me so often in one particular blind I hunted, that I decided to turn the tables on the birds. First, I started packing up to leave earlier than I had seen them the previous week. (Buzzer sounds) That did not work. They showed up just as I reached for the first decoy. The following week, I waited a full extra hour to get them. Finally, I gave up and headed out to get my decoys. When I looked up after the first decoy was in hand, there were no birds. Then the second and third and fourth decoy was in the bag. It was looking like I had outsmarted the birds. When I had half a dozen dekes in the bag, guess what happened? Four mallards not only flew over, but circled and came down as if to land and then flared perfectly in front of the blind before heading down the creek to land just out of range. It was time to prove I was smarter than they were. The next hunt, I kept my gun loaded and handy. I hurriedly gathered the dekes and kept an eye to the sky. Sure enough, the birds came right on down as I was gathering the last few decoys. I snatched up the gun and took down two birds before the rest got out of range. It was the only time the trick worked so far, though. Last, I know that waterfowl wear

I am convinced that animals must have a calendar etched on a tree, and another tree has to have a copy of the VDGIF’s hunting regulations on it.

On the Trail

DHRT celebrates New Years

watches. They know exactly when sunset is. Sunset is when legal shooting hours end for waterfowl in most states, if not all of them. I cannot count how many times I have exited my blind or unloaded my gun, and before I even get fifty yards, the birds fly over or into the water where I was hunting. In fact, it happened the very evening that I typed this article. My daughter and I were at a swamp hoping to get a shot at some geese that were using the place to roost. We sat on the edge of the swamp for about an hour. At exactly sunset, I knew what was going to happen. So, being legal as I must, I told her to unload, and I unloaded, and we made quick steps to leave the swamp before the birds flew in and tempted me. We made it about halfway out of the swamp when a half dozen honkers flew over so slow and low that Ray Charles could have taken a few shots and bagged his limit. All I could do was groan. I wanted to shoot, but it was past legal shooting hours. I knew the geese would do that. I even told my daughter while we were unloading what was going to happen. Sometimes I hate being right.

Jim Lynch Dec. 31 I found about 50 trail enthusiasts at the annual New Year’s Eve party and bonfire on the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT). Volunteers and friends enjoyed great homemade chili (three kinds!) and other food and drinks. It was a cold night, but the party is known for roaring bonfires, so everyone was toasty warm! The picture shows a few of the folks who were there, taking part in awarding a plaque of appreciation to Dave Jones, president of the Friends group and visionary trail leader!  In the picture are Bruce White, Warren Veazey, Joe Williams, Patti Goettler, Dave Jones, Jim Lynch and (seated) John Brois.  In the back is Zach Pusso, and Ayla, his daughter, our newest trail angel!  The photo was taken by Ayla’s mom and Zach’s wife, Kim Boshela, with photo processing by Fred Perrine.  The next event will be the Sweetheart Half-Marathon on Feb. 15, being held as part of the Northern Neck Winterfest celebration. This is the 5th year of the half-marathon (13.1 miles) on the DRHT. Come on out to run in the race (see the Race Timing Unlimited website to register) or just to cheer and enjoy the event. Check the Northern Neck website for additional Winterfest information ( Other King George participants in Winterfest include Belle Grove B&B, Caledon State Park, and Oak Crest Winery. And, of course, winter is a great time to get out on the DRHT or any other of our great local trails.  Dress warmly and in layers so you can peel off layers as you warm up.  Winter is really a fun time to be in the outdoors!  See you on the trail!




Sammy Nelson Retired U.S. Marine

VCU Massey Cancer Center radiation therapy, now at Spotsylvania Regional Cancer Center. When Sammy Nelson had a seizure, his loyal bulldog Bella alerted Sammy’s son, who rushed him to the hospital. When it was determined Sammy had a brain tumor, another team went into action: the top-rated radiation oncology specialists of VCU Massey Cancer Center and the clinical experts at Spotsylvania Regional Cancer Center. “You really feel the love this team has for their patients,” says the former Marine. According to Sammy, having that nationally recognized care just minutes from his home conveys a reassuring message: “We’re here to take care of you. We’ll beat this cancer together.”

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Local News for Colonial Beach/Westmoreland County Virginia for Jan. 22, 2014

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