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Alta Vista poor host to CB during Regional tournament

CB Athletic Director Michael Patierno plans to address complaints with Region officials from parents and fans over poor hosting at Alta Vista.

Colonial Beach School Board member Wayne Kennedy aired his disapproval of Alta Vista’s hosting practices at the March 12 school board meeting. Kennedy asked Athletic Director Michael Patierno to look for alternative sites in the future or consider hosting games at Colonial Beach. Kennedy said he was unable to attend the game, but received many calls from parents, as well as fans, concerned about the way both they and the team were treated. “I think, and I would really like to avoid what we ran into at Alta Vista, if what I hear is true in terms of bench assignments and disrespect and just poor hospitality for a host.” Kennedy said. Kennedy said that although Colonial Beach was the number one seed, Alta Vista used their tournament site as a home site, neglecting to treat the team with neutrality, which Kennedy

said should have been done. “Colonial Beach should be able to wear the home uniforms, use the home bench and be introduced last. And certainly, they should be treated with respect.” Kennedy said, adding, “As you know, you do a great job when people come to our gym,” addressing Patierno and CB High School Principal Andrew Hipple. Hipple told the school board that after the game, he did address the issue with Mark Dorsey from West Point, the principal chairperson from Regional. “His response to me was that he was going to set up an AD (Athletic Director) committee to look at a standardized form of play across the region. One of the things that was said to us at Alta Vista was, ‘You had your opportunity last spring to host the game’.” Hipple told the board that he had explained that neither he nor Patierno were employed in

Legg no stranger to making history Colonial Beach Town Council formally introduced Elizabeth “Libby” Legg as the town’s new permanent Chief of Police. Legg is a former police chief at Ferrum College in Franklin County, with over 20 years previous experience in law enforcement at the Roanoke Police Department. Legg was Roanoke’s first female lieutenant. Legg served as Ferrum College Chief of Police from September 2009, until March of 2014. Legg beat out over 30 applicants for the position of Colonial Beach Chief of Police, including Interim Chief of Police William Seay. Seay was named Interim Chief back in January of 2013, when Chief Kenneth Blevins, Sr. resigned following a closed meeting with the town council. Legg will again make history by being the first female Chief of Police in Colonial Beach. —Linda Farneth

CB Interim Chief of Police William Seay welcomes new Police Chief Elizabeth “Libby” Legg at the March Town Council Meeting.

Another W&L leader charged with DWI in Westmoreland Parents, students and county officials were dismayed this week to learn that another prominent faculty member at Washington & Lee High School has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Russell Anne Perry, 64, who is a psychologist at W&L, was arrested on March 13 and charged with DWI, speeding and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test. Her arrest comes at a time when W&L is still dealing with the recent DWI arrest of its principal, Andrea Roane. Westmoreland County Sheriff C.O. Balderson said Mrs. Perry was arrested while driving in the 600 block of Colonial Avenue in Colonial Beach about 6:30 p.m.   Balderson said Perry was cooperative with arresting officer Kim Simon. Perry was incarcerated at the

Northern Neck Regional Jail overnight and was scheduled for an appearance in Westmoreland County General District Court this week.   Coming just a month after a DWI arrest of W&L Principal Roane, the DWI of another Washington & Lee faculty member in a position of leadership was causing concern among Westmoreland officials, students and parents. Roane is scheduled to appear in court again on April 28 to answer the charge filed against her. The 39-yearold W&L principal was charged and also held in jail overnight after the car she was driving skidded off the road during a snowstorm just before midnight on Feb. 12. One of Westmoreland County’s highest paid officials, Roane was initially charged with DWI, reckless

driving and use of a handheld device while driving. Later, in General District Court, prosecutors dropped the reckless driving charge. Sources at the school and at the courthouse said county officials were stunned by the additional arrest of Perry and had expressed their concerns to Westmoreland Superintendent Rebecca Lowery about the signal the two arrests were sending to students and parents. Westmoreland County Commonwealth’s Attorney Julia Sichol has announced that she has requested a special prosecutor, Jane Wrightson, Northumberland County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney, to prosecute the Roane case. A decision on the prosecution of Perry will follow her appearance in General District Court this week.

Colonial Beach when the opportunity came up to make that choice. He said, however, that he made it clear to Alta Vista’s athletic director and principal, “The next time that comes up as an opportunity, we’re going to be the first one up with our hand saying that you can come play over here.” Kennedy said he was really disappointed and had heard the Northumberland’s girls’ team also experienced some problems. Kennedy reported a disproportionate amount of fouls of 32 to 8, in favor of Alta Vista. Kennedy did not elaborate in which game those fouls were reported, but added that Washington and Lee also reported problems, as well. Kennedy hopes to put Alta Vista on a neutral site next year during tournament play. Patierno confirmed what Kennedy had said, “Everything you’re saying is exactly correct; we

were very upset with the whole thing. We were the home team and that should have been our court and Alta Vista made it like it was one of their home games, and we were just visiting.” Patierno said that both he and Hipple had registered a complaint to Alta Vista’s principal and athletic director, but got no respect in return. “They were very curt, hollering, didn’t want to hear it. ‘This is the way we’ve always done it; I’m the director- if you don’t like it bring it up to the Region.’ ” Patierno said, “So in fact, Mr. Hipple, that evening, he sent a text message to the President of the First Region; we have meetings at the Virginia High School League tomorrow and Friday.” Patierno said that they would bring up the matter then. See Tournament, page 3

Elementary school move made official with unanimous vote During the March 12 school board meeting, Colonial Beach School Board Chairman Tim Trivett spent a considerable amount of time updating the public on the progress of the upcoming elementary school move to the high school campus. The board addressed questions and concerns from both the public and the press. Trivett feels it is important to keep citizens updated; although it has been widely publicized, citizens continue to appear at school board meeting either with questions or false information. One new development was the ‘official’ unanimous vote to move the elementary school. Although the board has been discussing it since before the 2013-2014 school year began, the board had not officially voted on the matter. The delay in voting was largely based on Colonial Beach Town Council’s approval and action. School officials

didn’t want to jump the gun by moving forward with the move until they had concrete assurances from the council that the money needed would be approved. The elementary students are currently being housed at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Trivett said, “They have been so gracious for us to stay there and has even offered for us to stay there into the next year, if we have to.” To date, Virginia State officials have long since finished collecting evidence to investigate the cause of the fire, and they have turned the property back over to the School. However, the State continues to maintain that the fire is still under investigation. The school board has hired a consultant company to work with Vacorp, the School’s insurance company, on the claim. School Superintendent Kathleen Beane reported that Vacorp has sent the

CB School Board Chairman Tim Trivett tells parents and citizens in attendance that the fate of the old two-story school building depends on many factors, most of which are monetary. School a $100,000 advancement. Beane said the funds have been turned over to the Colonial Beach See Move, page 3

Council business running smoothly

Saint Patrick’s Day snow

Linda Farneth

Spring daffodils won’t be held back by winter snow.

Showing their support On Tuesday, March 10, 21 persons participated at the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office to have their hair cut/heads shaven in support of one of law enforcement’s own who has been diagnosed with cancer. Those individuals included personnel from the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, Colonial Beach Police Department, Virginia State Police, Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, as well as a local attorney. “I am extremely proud of the commitment and dedication displayed in support of those diagnosed with cancer, research possibilities and promoting upcoming events such as Relay For Life,” stated Sheriff C.O. Balderson.

After several presentations by members and guests the Colonial Beach Town Council made quick work of the three resolutions on the agenda and added two more. Despite some opposition to naming Town Manager Val Foulds as emergency management coordinator, council members kept discussions to a minimum. This allowed the action portion of the meeting to go quickly and smoothly, a stark contrast to previous meetings by the sitting council. Through resolutions the council authorized Town Manager Val Foulds to apply for a redevelopment grant, petition VDOT to abandon a portion of Colonial Ave and to act as emergency coordinator during disasters. The council also named a new police chief and authorized actions to allow the rehabilitation of apartments and Riverwood located between forth and sixth streets along State Route 205. See Business, page 3

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Saying you’re sorry is a sign of weakness For many people it’s just about the hardest thing there is to do. And I don’t mean some grueling test of physical or mental endurance. It’s often reflected in the words, “I am sorry,” but for some, they could be the hardest three words in the world to say. Apologizing, David S. Kerr particularly in our culture, doesn’t come easily. Just look at the number of corporate executives, government officials, and military leaders, who seemingly can’t utter the words. Rather than saying, I’m sorry I made a mistake, we’ve come up with a long list of silly sounding almost apologies. “Mistakes were made,” is one of the most notorious, as is, “I am responsible.” But, none says I’m sorry. Western culture has created some-

thing of a prejudice against apologizing. One culprit is our lawsuit happy legal system. It has created a fear that an apology for an action, whether it’s a business mistake, a government project gone wrong, or an accident, will leave the one apologizing open to all sorts of lawsuits. There is also the tough frontier culture which still shapes the American psyche. Rugged men in the old west didn’t apologize. John Wayne once said in a movie, “Never apologize for anything, it’s a sign of weakness.” Many men and women, particularly of the Greatest Generation, weren’t given to apologies. My father was amongst the most decent and kind individuals I have ever known, but “I am sorry,” was not a phrase that I ever recall him saying. Asian cultures view apologies in an entirely different light. And we could learn a lesson from them. In 2001 the U.S.S. Greenville, a nuclear attack submarine operating off Japan, surfaced without properly checking the

Letters to the Editor Land use has once again bubbled to the forefront as a central topic of discussion in our fair town. Soon the citizens of Colonial Beach will be given the opportunity to voice their opinions on what has proven an intractable issue that immediately drives passions. Dividing the town and the town council into their ideological bunkers. Just mentioning boardwalk properties or Eleanor Park and each camp will retreat into their well-worn positions as easily as slipping on those old sneakers that you should have thrown away a long time ago. Once again, we will hear: We can’t sell it, it’s historic! Let’s offer it as a public/private enterprise or lease option. We lack the moral authority to dispose of it. Wait until the real estate market improves. It will be better when slots come back. Let’s organize a fund raising effort of volunteers to provide funding to restore and save said buildings. Apply for a grant or the price is too low. All of these arguments will be made by our well intentioned neighbors, in many cases, when applied to a single property, is correct. No one should question the motives or the sincerity of those that offer these objections, which is usually given voice by the same three on the council. This division was again on display at the last town council meeting with Mr. Kern’s and Mr. Blunt’s call for selling surplus town owned properties and Ms. Park’s statement to save Eleanor Park. It is ironic that the reason we lack


the resources to provide our Fire Department more support, as Ms. Brubaker would like to see or increase our tax base without raising real estate taxes, which Mr. Chiarello told me he wanted to do, when he knocked on my door two years ago and asked if I would sign his petition or to increase our staff to manage a public/private partnership to develop a long term lease program as Ms. Goforth advocates; is our unsustainable high inventory of public held properties and their refusal, so far, to find a path to yes. Mr. Mayor, call the vote! Let’s move the measure. I stand with Mr. Blunt. It is time we started to look towards the future by doing what is best for our town. We already know what the policies of the past will bring. More conversations of consolidation, level funding for our critical departments and deferred maintenance. Selling surplus properties is an economic multiplier! By selecting a path to yes, we will see increased properties values throughout our town, will reduce our maintenance costs and we will see an increase in our tax base. Providing the additional revenues we need save our historic buildings; provide adequate funding for our school system; put an end to mods on campus; provide more funding for our first responders, tourism, our nonexistent capital improvement budget and by all means, put an end to “we do not do maintenance in Colonial Beach.” Charles Green Colonial Beach

area for other ships. The result was the sinking of Japanese fishing trawler full of trainees. Curiously the Japanese weren’t all that interested in compensation, but rather, were pleased that the Captain presented himself to authorities in Japan and apologized. It was a sad affair; there was no happy ending, but the apology meant a lot to the Japanese. Other Asian cultures, particularly China and Korea, have a similar view of the apology. Shortly after Toyota had recall after recall, with its stock value tumbling, and its public credibility at a low ebb, the president of the company apologized. It wasn’t a stock apology. It didn’t appear to be something crafted by the marketing department. Rather it was heartfelt, remorseful, and also seemed a turning point in the company’s fortunes. He was sorry; and he was going to put things right. Wouldn’t it have been remarkable had the President of BP apologized, not a qualified culpability, but an outright “I am sorry,” for the Gulf Oil To the Editor: On a recent evening, we were eating at a local restaurant when our server told us that they had just lost water pressure and were locking the doors. They had no idea what had happened. When we returned home, we had two telephone messages, both from the Town of Colonial Beach. One told us that there had been a water-line break in town, which was being repaired, and that was why there was no water pressure. The second message from the Town told us that the water-line break had been repaired and that pressure would be returning within the hour. The reason we received those two messages from the Town is that we are on the Town’s free telephone-notification list. All one has to do to get on that list is to phone the Town offices at (804) 224-7181 and ask to be added to the list. There is no charge for the service. And one will then be notified, not only of water-line breaks, but of days when Town offices will be closed, of changes in trash-pickup schedules, of school closings, and so on. Mike Looney Colonial Beach

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Travelled to F’brg & Dahlgren this weekend and realized again how ignorant or misinformed VDOT is being with the intersection at Owens. Hitting the red light at Sealston while on route 3 I was amazed how short a time we had to wait for a car to turn eastbound from Fletcher’s Chapel Rd. onto route 3 and for the light to turn green and all traffic move quickly back to the 55 mph speed limit. Yes, route 3 is 55mph.

This is EXACTLY what is needed at the Owens intersection. Not additional turn lanes. Not a roundabout. Not increased speed limits. Just a stoplight, with on demand for access from the two side roads. Why should a vehicle have to cross 4 or more lanes to make a turn, without a signal light when we are having trouble with 2 lanes and no light? Wise up VDOT and route 206 travelers. It is going to be nightmare.

Spill? The same is true for the leaders of the American car companies and debt-laden banks who should have apologized for running their companies so badly. It’s much the same in government. In Western Europe when something bad happens in a department, the cabinet minister, and sometimes even the Prime Minister, offer an apology and tender their resignation. And maybe that’s the point, an apology, isn’t just an act of contrition, it’s also about taking responsibility for your actions. We’re not conditioned that way, but most of us might find that when we make a mistake, saying “I’m sorry” often turns out to be a liberating experience. I am not suggesting we start apologizing for everything. That would be carrying it too far, but from time to time, when we have fallen short or hurt someone, we should give it try. —Reach David Kerr at To the Editor: On Friday, March 14 I had the privilege of attending the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Caroline County Family YMCA near Ladysmith, VA. In attendance was special guest Sen. Mark Warner, plus other county officials. Supervisor Jim Howard of King George was there, as were staff from the KGFamily Y. The crowd of 150 or so were enthusiastic listeners to the various speakers, but the key message from all of them was the importance of “family.” This could be the staff family of the Y or the administrative family of Caroline county, but, most importantly it is the essence of the community family that runs through this project. Ten years after the initial meeting to present the idea of a county YMCA, the dream became a reality. As a community family, all will have a place to meet together, get healthy together and learn together. The plan is to incorporate other branches of the county family tree into programs and facilities the Y has to offer. It will work. It happened here in King George. Lori Deem King George

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RCC presentation features local success story For a March 12 Women’s History Month presentation, the Student Support Services Office at Rappahannock Community College invited Essex High School graduate Kinyette Newman to speak on the Warsaw Campus (with a video link to the Glenns Campus), on the topic of “Media and Women.” Newman is the vice president of production management at TV-One in Richmond—“Where Black Life Unfolds”—and is responsible for managing all aspects of production and finance. Before joining TV-One in 2005, she was a production manager at Discovery Communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from George Mason University and a master’s degree in film from Howard University. In telling the story of her journey to success, Newman emphasized that in today’s job market, it is very important to have a good education. Though you may rack up thousands of dollars’ worth of student loans, she said, “following through on your career goals will pay them off. No one is going to hand you anything,” she cautioned. “In this competitive world you have to work very hard to succeed.” She advised her audience to establish an informational network through personal friendships, memberships in professional and social organizations, and attendance at any functions where there is a chance of meeting people in the desired field. Newman also stressed the importance of maintaining a professional demeanor at all times. “People won’t tell you that you’re making a bad impression, but they will make a mental note not to work with you in the future,” she said.

TV-One vice president of production management Kinyette Newman (at right, shown with Lorraine Justice, administrative officer of RCC’s Student Support Services program) gave a presentation on “Media and Women” at RCC on March 12.

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RCC class develop engineering skills by building bridges Students of math instructor Robert Parker’s Pre-calculus II class at Rappahannock Community College have recently been developing their engineering skills with a bridge-building project. They first researched the principles of bridge-building, including references to many existing and historical bridges, then built their own bridges using nothing but plastic drinking straws, straight pins, and a strip of poster board for the road surface. The constructions were tested by loading weights one by one into a box suspended from the bridge; the more weight each one supported, the higher the grade received. Coming in first with a bridge that supported well over the weight required to earn an “A+” were Courtney Douglas, Brandi Mulvena, and Taylor Hennage. Mulvena and Hennage are dual enrollment students from Rappahannock High School (Richmond County), while Douglas is an RCC student, also from Richmond County. The McDonald’s restaurant in Warsaw was kind enough to supply the necessary quantity of straws; Parker expresses his sincere thanks for this donation.

Business: Foulds will be EMC RCC-RILL audits international finance VSI OFFERS from page 1 Resolution 19-14 authorizes Foulds to sign submit and appropriate documents to apply for a $747,000 Virginia Community Development Block Grant proposal. This will be the town’s third attempt to acquire this grant to begin economic, physical and housing revitalization in the downtown target area. The target area spans from Colonial Ave to Boundry Street and from Washington Ave to the Boardwalk. Many cosmetic improvements will take place within the target area including way-fair signage, but the revitalization plan will also provide business owners with economic restructuring to help them expand business and ultimately create new jobs for low to moderate income individuals. The plan also addresses rehabilitation of housing in the target area as well. The council also authorized Foulds to begin proceedings to acquire a section of 205Y better known as Colonial Ave. The section that the end of Colonial Ave that meets the beach in front of the Potomac River. Once VDOT abandons that portion of the road the town can begin converting it into a pedestrian plaza. This project has sprung from the town’s work on revitalization and will provide a sort of gateway to the boardwalk on the south side where little activity currently takes place. The idea is to make the entire boardwalk area appealing to tourists, generating more interest in the vacant spaces along the boardwalk and make them more attractive to developers and investors. Foulds has also been named the town’s emergency management coordinator despite the objection of councilwoman Linda Brubaker and Wanda Goforth who voted against the appointment. Councilman Gary Seeber was absent from the meeting. Brubaker expressed her opinion that she felt the emergency management coordinator should live within the town limits. Goforth agreed. Brubaker suggested appointing CFO Joan Grant who is trained in Red Cross shelter management. Council member Jim Chiarello

reminded the council that Foulds has already been working with Westmoreland County and the State and has the needed skills and connections to perform the job. Who ever is appointed can authorize anyone fok assistance. “I would select Val for those reasons.” The council voted 4 to 2 in favor of appointing Foulds as EMC. The council also named Elizabeth “Libby” Legg as Chief of Police and approved resolution 21-14 which would allow the rehabilitation of appartments at Riverwood by investors working under the name of Riverwood Preservation also known as Related Apartment Preservation. (RAP) RAP has been trying to gain approval for almost a decade to rehabilitate apartments at the complex. Related Apartment Preservation is proposing to make renovations in the amount of $25,000 per unit to make repairs, replace appliances and fixtures and other general renovations to upgrade each apartment. In return Related’s investors would gain tax credits for the next 15 years. Currently Riverwood Apartments are under a restricted covenant to remain a housing complex for low income residents for 20 more years ending in 2033. However if the deal goes through the restrictions on the property will be extended for 10 more years, meaning the property will have to remain a low income housing facility until 2043. At last week’s meeting the town passed a resolution approving the issuance by the Town of Colonial Beach Redevelopment and Housing Authority of its tax-exempt multifamily housing revenue bonds for the acquisition and rehabilitation of Riverwood Apartments. In short, The Colonial Beach Housing Authority (CBHA) will act as a conduit to issue the bonds, but will not have to supply the money for the project. There is no monetary obligation to the town or the housing authority. However the CBHA will be paid a fee every year for their services. —Linda Farneth


“Slippery Slopes: An Overview of International Financial Arrangements” will be presented by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) with Dr. David G. Davies as the instructor. The three sessions will be held at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington on April 2, 9, and 23 (Wednesdays), from 1 to 3 p.m.; since Wednesday, April 16, falls within Holy Week, the class will not meet that day. International financial arrangements have played a critical role in creating stable conditions in the world economy; conversely, a failure of arrangements brought on the Great Depression as countries engaged in competitive exchange rate

from page 1 Finance Director, and she has requested, by letter to the town manager, to allow the School to appropriate the funds. Recently, the Town verbally committed to turning over $25,000 to fund various work needed to start the move process of the elementary school. Trivett said the insurance company does not have to wait for state officials to complete their investigation, and the School is ready to present an insurance claim to Vacorp, but he does not expect the insurance company to move quickly. Beane reported to the board that the relocation site engineer is finetuning site drawings, and she plans to schedule two community meetings to get input and questions from parents and citizens when the drawings are complete. First Call is handling site cleanup from the fire. They have contracted with Honeywell to remove fuel and chemicals. The two companies were scheduled to drain the tank and fuel lines and conduct an inspection of the boiler on March 13. The remaining inert chemicals from the old science room laboratory are being categorized and will be disposed of upon

completion. The storm drain system will be flushed, and any affected water will be captured and disposed of. The existing mod pods at the elementary school campus are being emptied and prepared to be returned to the company to save rental fees until the School is ready to have them relocated at the high school campus on First Street. The School hopes to have the relocation process finished by September 1, in time for students to begin the 2014-2015 school year. Trivett said many people are asking what the School will do with the old 100-year-old burned-out building. Trivett said, “My honest answer is, I don’t have a clue.” He explained that whatever they do is going to be based on whatever the insurance company decides to award the School in their claim. The insurance company is looking into whether the attached gymnasium is salvageable. Trivett said Vacorp considers the gym and the two-story structure as two separate buildings. The School is working with the town council to secure a $1 million loan to fund the $400,000 it will cost to relocate the elementary to the high school campus, as

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well as to fund another $350,000 to make much needed repairs to the 20-year-old high school and replace/ add lighting in the fields at the high school campus. Council has been faced with some heavy burdens to come up with extra funds for the school system in the last several years. Funding for the school system comes from federal, state, county and local tax money. With federal cuts in recent years, local governments have been forced to take up the slack, or schools have to cut back on programs. Some programs were created with federal stimulus money that came with mandates to continue the programs with local money after the Feds pulled funding. This, in turn, has forced schools like Colonial Beach to give up more traditional extracurricular activities, namely the arts, to pay for new programs introduced by federal stimulus packages during the Obama Administration. Colonial Beach Town Council is made up of several new members who made promises to the public not to raise taxes. Finding funding for the elementary school move and other mandates put on the Town by various state agencies is proving difficult without doing so. —Linda Farneth

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On behalf of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) and as a member of the VSI Board of Directors, it is a great pleasure to publicize the 2014 VSI Scholarship Program. The program was established to provide an opportunity for students who attend a Virginia college or university to pursue an educational curriculum in the criminal justice field. Accordingly, an application process has been established to assist students in their educational endeavors. The application and checklist can be obtained from the VSI website, or the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office. The application is to be submitted to the VSI office. The deadline is May 01, 2014, and any applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Submitting information is located on the application. “Having had the experience to award VSI scholarships to county students who have majored in the criminal justice field is exciting and extremely beneficial. It is rewarding to know that the scholarships are an avenue to financially assist those individuals in obtaining a higher education. It is my hope that those who are interested will take full advantage of this most important program and opportunity”, stated Sheriff C.O. Balderson.

Tournament: Neutral site from page 1 Patierno said he was upset but was unaware of how poorly the fans had been treated until they boarded the bus to go home and started hearing the stories. Patierno did not elaborate on specifics, but said, “In some aspects, I’m even a little more angry about that than I am about which bench we were going to sit on at the game. Certainly that didn’t make any difference, as far what the score of the game was. We should have played a better game, and we didn’t. Nevertheless, that was supposed to be a neutral court.” The group also discussed travel times, stating that some games required up to seven hours on the bus. Patierno felt that the incident was all being run by the AD, who Patierno thought was just taking it personally; that someone would challenge his ability of running a tournament. “We weren’t challenging his ability to run a tournament; we were simply saying, ‘We’re supposed to be the home team,” and clearly, it wasn’t.” —Linda Farneth

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nomics from the University of North Carolina. He has taught at UNC, Duke University, Harvard University, George Mason University, and the College of William and Mary. A Ford Foundation economic advisor to the governments of Nigeria and Kenya, he retired from the World Bank after two decades of work in Africa, Russia, and Asia. Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “Slippery Slopes: An Overview of International Financial Arrangements” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-3336707, or toll-free at 877-722-3679), or e-mail her at

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devaluations and sought to reduce their own unemployment rates at their neighbors’ expense. More recently, these failures have brought about the destruction of whole industries and associated jobs in the United States. This course will present, in layman’s language, an overview of existing financial institutions, issues, and concepts, including why they were created, and the clear ideological role they played in the promotion of free-enterprise capitalism during the cold war. Dr. Davies will discuss different exchange rate systems, financial repression, the economic policies that were the conditions of international assistance, and the central importance of the United States Treasury. Davies received his Ph.D. in eco-

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shiloh Baptist Church will host its annual Women’s Tea, March 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Let His Light Shine.” Guest inspirational speakers are Markino Ross, who is part of the Strong Tower ministries in South Stafford; and Anna Snoddy, a teacher in Stafford County and member of Spotswood Baptist Church. Both women have served in numerous ministry positions within local churches. The Tea will be held in Shiloh’s Family Life Center at 13457 Kings Highway. For further information, go to the church website at or call (540) 469-4646. zion church at lottsburg cordially invites everyone to join them in worship on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. In lieu of Bible study there will be a worship service. Special guest, Bishop Howard Blackwell of the Temple of Praise Church in Hopewell, VA along with his choir and congregation. For more info call (804) 529-6022 or visit dahlgren united methodist church invites you to attend Wednesday services through the season of Lent. Starting at noon each Wednesday, the hour long service is followed by a light lunch. Child care can be arranged. Dahlgren UMC is located just outside the main gate of Dahlgren base. 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.

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tabernacle baptist church is accepting registrations for their 2014 Summer Preschool program. Summer care dates June 2-August 29. Cost $140. per week. Hours 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Call (540) 775-2948 or go to Second mount zion baptist church invites you to a Reunion Concert of the Heaven Bound Mass Choir of Caroline County, VA. Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. Praise and worship rendered by Monique & Sabrina Rhodes. Master of Ceremony, Bubba Johnson. For more info contact Minister Walter Baker, Jr. at lee55.wb.wb@ The church is located at 31220 Old Dawn Road, Hanover, VA 23069.

Save the Date Mark your calendar on May 31, 2014 for a “Day in the Country” To celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Hanover-with-Brunswick Join in the fun at Historic Lamb’s Creek Church from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located just off Route 3 on Lamb’s Creek Church Rd in KG, Come out for a fun day of Tours, BBQ, Live Entertainment, Games for Kids, Baked Goods Auction & Plant Sale For more information visit the website at

Mars Hill youth event March 29

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The next Mars Hill Youth Event is Saturday, March 29, 5-9 p.m., at K.G. Family YMCA! Mars Hill is a FREE, public event for ALL youth, middle & high school ages. Come early, 4:45 p.m. for registration. A BIG THANKS to the KG Family YMCA for hosting! 10545 Kings Hwy, King George, VA 22485. Scheduled Guest Speaker: U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Bill McConnell with a message called “Friends Forever.” Also scheduled are two bands: “Dead to Rights”, and the Mars Hill Band, who will play music by Christian artists including Third Day, Building 429, Hillsong United, David Crowder, Worth Dying For, Skillet, 7eventh Time Down, and more! There will be games & Papa John’s Pizza, drinks and desserts provided. The overall event theme: Friends Forever. Jesus Christ is a personal Savior and a best friend who never lets us down. Please help pass the word and invite teens! Any youth who brings a first-timer gets a FREE T-shirt! Brenda Buchholz (Two Rivers Baptist) is coordinating the pizza dinner, and needs volunteers to bring sides & desserts and extra hands to serve food. Please contact her if you can help: Any donations to help offset food costs are also appreciated. Volunteers also needed to help setup, cleanup, or staff registration tables. Volunteers, financial support, and especially prayer support is always needed and appreciated!

What does the Bible say about unity in the church? “Only let your conduct be worthy of the Gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind, striving together for the faith of the Gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.” Philippians 1:27-28 Unity is not the natural state of mankind. With American prestige and influence for good is on the wane around the world take a fresh look at the United Nations. A more disjointed, power-hungry, whiny, greedy, envious, corrupt, tyrannically dictatorial, indifferent to real justice, and small-minded collection of mankind can hardly be conceived, unless it were made up solely of despotic, miniature Napoleons. Look at who they chose to lead themselves and who is enriching themselves. It is not about uniting and it is not about nations. Real unity must be forged through common values, virtues, and allegiance. Ideal unity is the role of a common faith. Faith is one of three ideas in the Bible. It is expressive of the body of belief found in the Bible (doctrine), it is the descriptor of saving faith, and finally it is the life lived by faith. It is essentially Who you believe, why you believe and how you believe all wrapped up in Paul’s expression “striving together for the faith of the Gospel.” What is interesting about the text is that the individual, the one who is born again, in no way loses his personhood, individuality, or his uniqueness. Rather, the emphasis is on the various individuals making

up the Philippian Church owning their individual allegiance to Jesus Christ in such a way that the common purpose of the Gospel of Christ is the joint ambition of each believer. They are each important members of a team reaching for victory. Here are the principles of Christian unity within the local church found in verse 27. Unity of Identity. The Greek word for conduct is our English word politic. It is a manner of conduct of life as seen as a duty to a body or group to whom the individual is responsible. It is the sum of duties that devolve upon the member of the group. It is like belonging to a family and bearing the family name and characteristics, then ultimately the family success and reputation. Interestingly, the Greek verb is in the middle voice indicating that it is an allegiance to the particular duties incumbent upon the individual willingly embraced. Philippi was a colonial city of Rome with unique privileges granted them by Rome. Paul’s readers were proud to call themselves Romans and treasured the duties that came along with full Roman citizenship! Nothing could dissuade them from thinking of themselves as Romans first. Similarly, for every genuine believer, no matter what offenses may come, no matter what obstacles may arise, no matter how wearying or how long may be the task, he will always refresh his purpose within to act as a citizen of God’s family and for His Name’s sake. The believer’s personal interests and sensibilities pale in comparison to his identity and duty as a believer. Unity of Call. The believer’s duty is to be discharged in such a way that it is of full and equal weight to the (worthy) superlative nature of the

By rick crookshank Gospel of Jesus Christ. His is selfsacrificial and perfectly effective love reaching to the depth of the misery of men, lifting them, giving them the authority to be called the sons of God. Unity of Standing. The brotherhood of the saints is in view, who stand their ground in the face of the onslaughts of the enemies of the Gospel while not in cowardice or confusion giving an inch. One Spirit empowers (both blending and fusion of the saints to the task) and one mind (soul, that which has to do with emotion, reason, and will) impressed by and impressed upon the needs of the world. The church is to stand our ground with a single spirit and single soul. Unity of Teamwork. Striving together is from the Greek word from which we get athlete. Each athlete desires to win for the team, this is no place for egos, interpersonal struggles, thin skin, personal options and preferences, showboating or throwing the game. The Coach calls us to strive for the faith of the Gospel. If believers within each Bible preaching church would act in one accord as God intends, then the adversaries (verse 28) will gain proof (legal term of proof obtained by appeal to facts) that they are lost and in need of a Savior. Revival might be seen in our day! Are you facilitating the unity of the Gospel in your church? Trust and obey. By Rick Crookshank Pastor, Hanover Baptist Church

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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

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

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

"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.

Phone: 540-775-3635

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

For more information, visit our website at:

(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

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

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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


3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436

Daily Mass: Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. Adoration precedes each morning Mass

Sunday Services:

The Rev. St. John's, 9403 Kings Hwy. Diane Carroll 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays Rector

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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. Paul!s 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)

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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

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

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

Pastor Wm. T. Frye

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

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2014 Girl Scout Summer Camp Schedule for “Camp Kitty”

KG Farmers’ Market to open 2014 season on April 5 !!

KG County Museum to benefit from benefit dinner

Please come out and support the KG Museum benefit dinner on Sunday, April 6, from 4-8 p.m. at the KG Citizens’ Center. Come and enjoy a good home cooked meal! The dinner is free, but any and all donations are greatly appreciated and welcome. Funds raised will go into the museum’s building fund.

Elks 2666. Every Monday night. The doors open at 5 p.m. Early Bird Games 6:30 p.m. At 719 Ferry Landing Road. Just off 205 in Oak Grove - Colonial Beach VA. Food available. (804) 224-0364.

OPTIMIST CLUB TO HOLD ORATORICAL CONTESTS The Optimist Club of King George is seeking students for their oratorical contests. The contestants must prepare and give a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic” How My Passions Impact the World”. There will be two contests, one for girls and one for boys. Any student, public schools, private schools or home-schooled, who has not graduated from high school and is under the age of 19 is eligible to enter the contest . Contests winners from the local contests will compete at the District level where the winners of each contest will be awarded a $2500 scholarship to a college, university or trade school at which they are accepted. The local contests will be held on Wednesday, April 2 and the District contests will be held in Richmond on Saturday, May 3; contestants will be informed of the time and locations of the contests. Application forms may be obtained from Mr. Fike at KG Middle School, Ms. Hand at KG High School or from the Optimist Club at Applications are due no later than March 28.

Girl Scouts Will Experience Never Before Offered Programs at Camp This Year Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia (GSCV) is pleased to announce that it will be holding Day Camp at Camp Kittamaqund in Northumberland County for its 50th year. The Day Camp will run Monday-Friday, June 16-20 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day for girls entering grades 1-12. Activities for the girls include an age-appropriate climbing wall and ropes course challenge, swimming in the pool each day, canoeing, singing, hiking, and creating arts and crafts projects. Lunch and a snack will be provided each day. At the end of the week, each girl will receive a customized camp patch. In addition to day camp, several weeks of resident, or overnight, camp programs are offered in July. New program offerings include ‘Mission I’Mpossible’, ‘Zombie Survival’, and ‘Gryffindor Games’ and were incorporated based on girl feedback. A full list of camp offerings can be found at Samantha “Pepper” Felton, Camp Director, GSCV said, “Attending camp gives girls the opportunity to experience challenges that will boost their confidence and independence that they might not experience otherwise. Girl Scouts as an organization works to build confident leaders of tomorrow by teaching them the valuable leadership skills they need to succeed in life.” The cost of the day camp is $140 for Girl Scout members. To attend Girl Scout Camp, girls must be registered members. To join, go to www. to register and pay the $15 joining fee. Space is limited so make sure to register soon! For more information about GSCV camp opportunities, visit www.comgirlscouts. org/camp or contact Wendy Mataya at 804-462-0322 or

Bird Walk near Urbanna scheduled for March 22

On Saturday, March 22, Frank Schaff of the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk near Urbanna at the home of Maggie Eubank Gerdts. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. This is a prime time for bird watching as it is the end of the winter season and the beginning of migration. Among the recent sightings in Gerdts’ yard and nearby have been hooded mergansers, loons, buffleheads, ruddy ducks, great blue herons, robins, cardinals, blue jays, Eastern towhees, American goldfinches, brown headed nuthatches, robins, a rose-breasted grosbeak, red-winged black birds, white throated sparrows, an Eastern screech owl, Carolina chickadees, and bald eagles. For directions to 810 Browns Lane please call Frank Schaff at (804)462-0084 to let him know that you are coming so he can call you in case the walk is cancelled. Check out the website at www. for additional information about the Northern Neck Audubon Society and activities.

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Bake Sale/Craft Sale Popes Creek Baptist Church Relay for Life Team March 22, 2014 8 a.m. until....... Hall’s Market James Monroe Hwy, Colonial Beach

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DATE CHANGED FOR Annual Kite Fly to Saturday, March 29, 1-3 p.m. at a new location, Hopyard Farms on Port Conway Road, in King George. --Spring Fling Health & Safety Fair Saturday April 5 @ the Citizens Center 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Health & Safety Information inside. Flea Market & Vendor Fair outside. Call to rent tables. High Five Fitness Challenge for Kids; Lola the Clown; Meal Deals: Hot Dog, Chips and Soda $3.00 - BBQ, Chips and Soda $5.00. Boat Safety Inspections @ McDaniels Carwash – Call for details! (540) 775-4386 --Great one day bus trip – sign up now! Azalea Festival featuring the Virginia International Tattoo Show plus a ceremonial performance of military music! Saturday March 27. Last call! Only $129 per person, includes dinner, show, tattoo Hullabaloo Entertainment, Botanical Gardens & Tram Tour. Call (540) 775-4386 to register. Call or go by KG Parks & Rec to see what other programs they offer.

Thurs. March 20

KG County Historical Society will be meeting at 6 p.m. at the Belle Grove Plantation B & B. The public is invited to learn about the restoration of this historic site.

Sat. March 22

Potomac Hunt Club hosting gift card Bingo at KGCC. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30. $15 at the door. Proceeds for club programs and outreach. Caroline County 10th Annual Family Fair. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Caroline Middle School, 13325 Devil’s Three Jump Rd., Milford. Pre register if you can. (804) 633-7083. Volunteer Expo sponsored by Westmoreland County Museum, NN Chevrolet & Montross YMCA. Free Lunch. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the A.T. Johnson Auditorium, 18849 Kings Hwy., Montross. Features over 20 organizations that need volunteers! Call the Museum for more info. (804) 493-8440.

Tues. March 25

Rappahannock United Way to offer 3 nights of FREE tax help at the Citizens Center in KG Rappahannock United Way to offer FREE Tax Preparation and Financial Education Services again this tax season in King George county. Trained volunteers will also be providing FREE financial coaching at select tax sites, to individuals on issues such as opening a bank account, setting a savings plan and how to pay down debts. Affordable Health Care navigators will also be available at the Wednesday tax sites to provide FREE information and guidance on health care coverage options. King George County Events: · March 25 From 5-8 p.m. ·April 3 From 5-8 p.m. ·April 10 From 5-8 p.m. Go to the website to see what documents you’ll need to bring with you. & to see what program you qualify for. Visit our website or Call – (540) 373-0041 x316

Scheduled Community Event? Send the details to or call (540) 709-7495.

Breakfast meeting hosted by KG Econ. Dev. office. UMWDahlgren 8 a.m. Joint Land Use Study Public Forum 7 p.m. UMW Dahlgren

Wed. March 26

Candidate workshop at Revercomb Bldg. 10-noon and 7-9 p.m.

Sat. March 29

Craft & Vendor Fair. Hosted by the KG Pre-school PTA, funds raised will be used to complete the playground project. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Old elementary school on St. Anthony’s Rd. KG.

Tues. April 1

Come out to the Celebration in Honor of Pearl A. Smith, and her many contributions to the community. 6 p.m. on the Paddleboat, Vivian Hannah. 8018 Shoreline Drive, KG. Wine, soft drinks & potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share if you can. Entertainment by Good Times Magic Music. RSVP (540) 775-0903 or (540) 645-9535. Sponsored by the KG Democratic Committee.

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Lorene Rich can help you complete burial arrangements for you or a loved one. She can also help you make all your arrangements for a lot, vault and marker or for burial of cremation remains. Call Historyland Memorial Park at 540-775-7733 to schedule an appointment or stop by on Mondays or Wednesdays to speak to Lorene.

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Anyone that may have a hearing problem and all hearing aid users are invited to come in and see Mr. Harrington for free service and consultation.

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Sat. April 5

Friends of the NRA annual Fundraiser at the F’brg Elks Lodge. Starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner, auctions, and chance to win prizes. Call (775) 313-3640 or email

Thur. April 10

6th Annual Candlelight Vigil & Stop the Violence Art Contest. Evening of local youth art, music & praise dancing and more. Westmoreland Fire Dept. 52 Rectory Rd. Montross, VA. 6 p.m. Contact or call (804) 493-8539.

Sun. April 13

Shirley Plantation to host Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds. For children 2-12. Bring your own basket accompanied by an adult. Cost $5 per child plus $5 grounds ticket. 1-3 p.m. Lots of eggs and prizes. Come early and bring a picnic. 501 Shirley Plantation Road, Charles City, VA 23030. (804) 829-5121or (800) 232-1613 toll-free.

Wed. April 16

Dahlgren District Joint Town Hall meeting with Congressman Wittman at UMW Dahlgren. 7-9 p.m. Volunteers needed for 26th annual Potomac River Watershed cleanup G.W. Birthplace Natl. Monument will be participating in the 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Volunteers are needed to help collect trash on the Potomac River Beach, Popes Creek Landing and along the shores of Popes Creek and several small islands. This cleanup will support the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s efforts for a trash-free Potomac River watershed. The cleanup will take place on April 5, 2014. Volunteers will meet in front of the Visitor Center at 10 a.m. for registration and assignments. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. This event will conclude at noon. For information please contact Chief Ranger Wayne Rose at (804)224-1732 X 240 or wayne_ The address is 1732 Popes Creek Rd., Colonial Beach VA 22443.

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This iron fire brigade toy comes from a Northern Neck family, whose son played with it as a child almost 70 years ago. It is in excellent condition, including the surface of the paint. The former child says that he took good care of his toys. The end product bears out his statement. Henry Lane Iron toys only keeping Hull increasing in popularity and consequent demand. This one is remarkable for its condition given its age. In the mid-tolate nineteenth century iron became an inexpensive means of producing toys. The ones made in that first wave of production obviously are more rare, and command quite high prices. This piece dates between 1920 and 1940, and is American-made. Later copies have forged into the underside a phrase indicating they

are replicas of the earlier ones. Still later ones have come in hordes from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Japan. They show having been cast more crudely, and often are painted in garish colors. This one is from the first phase of reproduction, but prior to the onslaught of foreign knockoffs. Antique iron toy clubs and collectors’ societies abound, and are easily available on the internet. Many of the members being great collectors themselves might be able to define the company that made this piece, but without a label of name in the

casting, attribution of manufacturer always will be speculative. This toy, given its superior condition, is worth $250. It would receive good bidding in a toy auction, and might go for more. The fire wagon is more scarce than some of the other examples, such as the many carriages. Most importantly, this toy never should be washed, merely dusted to keep it clean. I recommend keeping it out of direct sunlight to prevent the paint from fading. Much of the value here comes from its condition, which needs to be maintained.

WC Museum is a favorite of history buffs A favorite of history buffs because of its ever-changing exhibits, the Westmoreland County Museum in Montross is the oldest museum in the Northern Neck. It was established in 1941 to display Charles Wilson Peale’s 1768 portrait of William Pitt, the British Parliamentarian behind the repeal of the Stamp Act. And the exhibit still prominently displays the Pitt painting, along with almost a dozen life-sized paintings of prominent Northern Neck historical figures, including Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lighfoot Lee, two leaders of the American Revolution and signers of the Declaration of Independence. In addition to the Lee brothers and William Pitt, the museum also proudly displays portraits of Robert W. Lee, who was born in Westmoreland County, Colonial landowner Archibald Campbell, former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall and Lord Thomas Fairfax. Also displayed are an 1862 Confederate dollar bill and artifacts from the area’s early farming and fishing industries. But the popular museum also

DECA at KGHS makes it count in Virginia Beach for State Leadership Conference 56 DECA members – 8 Chaperones – 1 DECA Advisor – 3 DECA Alumni College Interns – 40 Medals – 8 Trophies – 2 Plaques – 1 Scholarship – Making It Count! DECA at King George High School really “Brought the Heat� to the Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference (SLC) Feb. 28 to March 2 in Virginia Beach! This year marked the 13th year that DECA at KGHS has competed at this conference bringing its largest delegation of 56 competitors! And these competitors really took the stage! On Friday, DECA at KGHS presented and participated in campaigning for their own candidate for State Office – Sha’Tiva Harvey. Anna Kniceley interviewed as a finalist for the Virginia DECA Scholarship at the Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC), Virginia DECA’s home for the weekend! The rest of the afternoon was spent at Beach Quarters Resort practicing for competitions, unpacking, and ironing professional dress clothes! KG DECA was also spelled out in the sand! After dinner, it started to “Heat Up� at the Beach! DECA at KGHS hit the stage at the VBCC in front of 3200+ DECA members, advisors, and chaperones from all parts of Virginia to receive ReCertification for their School Based Enterprise – Fox Stox School Store – accepted by Kourtney Miller and Colton Southall – Competing in ATLANTA! Meghan Yanchulis accepted the Blue Chip – highest honor – for the Chapter Program of

Work Annual Report – it’s a really big trophy because it’s a notebook of everything DECA at KGHS has done in the last year! District 19 President Samantha Fedak and District 19 Advisor Mrs. Dee Strauss were recognized for their work in their District positions. Anna Kniceley won the Diane Tremblay Virginia DECA Foundation Scholarship for $1000. And Sha’Tiva Harvey was introduced as a candidate for Region 3 Vice President. Competitive Events began in earnest on Saturday at VBCC. From Individual Series to Team Decision to Written to Professional Selling the practice paid off! After dinner Saturday night, DECA at KGHS was on stage! Jackie Collins and Michael Hundley earned medals for their Advertising Campaign presentation, Sha’Tiva Harvey earned a medal for her Professional Selling presentation, Zak Kegley earned a medal for his test score in Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making Event and Kegley and his team-mate Corey Henderson earned medals for their presentation. Blake Clift and Lane Ward earned medals for their presentation in Sports & Entertainment Team Decision Making Event. Meghan Yanchulis earned a medal in her Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling Event. Ryshauna Graham earned a medal for her test in Sports & Entertainment Promotion Plan. Brie Bancroft, Gabi Caron, and Deon Johnson earned medals for their Sports & Entertainment Promotion Plan. Advisor Mrs. Dee Strauss was also recognized and received a plaque

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Tori Berman (9) Child of: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Berman Nominated by Mrs. Dause Victoria Berman moved to King George this summer and started her freshman year as a Fox who was new not only to the school building, but to the county. When we first met, Tori expressed some of the difficulties that she faced because of that circumstance. Since then, Tori has impressed me as she has grown more and more confident and capable in her role as an honors student at KGHS; she has worked hard, with more determination and good grace than could have possibly been asked for, and I am proud of her. As of this month, Tori’s grade continues to steadily improve, her work ethic is phenomenal, she’s become involved in extracurricular activities, and she has forged several strong friendships throughout it all. She is an extraordinary young lady, and I am pleased to share our Fox pride with her.

as Outstanding DECA Advisor at this Awards Session. Early Sunday morning at VBCC, the Voting Delegates – Anna Kniceley, Meghan Yanchulis, and Clara Brabo – listened to all candidate speeches and voted for the next year DECA State Officer Team. Although the Region 3 Vice President spot ended up with a different person, Sha’Tiva Harvey plans to run for Chapter Office. The rest of KG DECA joined these students for the Grand Awards session at the Virginia Beach Convention Center Hall A & B! Here is the list of medal winners and finalists: Team Decision Making Events: Chase Manard & Hunter Tolliver – Medal Winners in Business Law & Ethics. – Competing in ATLANTA! Corey Henderson & Zak Kegley – Medal Winners in Travel & Tourism – Competing in ATLANTA! Operations Research: Anna Kniceley – Medal Winner in Business Services Operations Research Event Garrett Blom, Thomas Jenkins, and Jacob Bethem – Medal Winners in Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research (These gentlemen were invited to attend the Leadership Development Academy in Atlanta!) Gena Scheerschmidt – Medal Winners in Sports & Entertainment Marketing Operations Research (This young lady was invited to attend the Senior Management Institute in Atlanta!)) Elena DeLaRosa & Gabby Bueche – Medal Winners and FINALISTS in Sports & Entertainment Marketing Operations Research – Competing in ATLANTA! Chapter Projects: Lena Easingwood & Rebecca Leonard – Medal Winners and FINALISTS in Community Service Project – Competing in ATLANTA! Clara Brabo, Kelly Shea, & Briana Scott – Medal Winners and FINALISTS in Public Relations Campaign – Competing in ATLANTA! Entrepreneurship Events: Taylor Courtney – Medal Winners and FINALIST in Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan – Competing in ATLANTA! Samantha Fedak & Matthew Wright – Medal Winners in Entrepreneurship Written Event. (She was invited to attend the Thrive Academy & He was invited to attend the Senior Management Institute in Atlanta!)) Alexis Schmidt & Savannah Dougherty – Medal Winners in

International Business Plan Jordan Lee – Medal Winner in Entrepreneurship Participating Independent Event – Competing in ATLANTA! Marketing Representative Events: Jackie Collins & Michael Hundley – Medal Winners and FINALISTS in Advertising Campaign – Competing in ATLANTA! Gabi Caron, Brie Bancroft & Deon Johnson – Medal Winners and FINALISTS in Sports & Entertainment Promotion Plan – Competing in ATLANTA! Professional Selling Events: Meghan Yanchulis – Medal Winner in Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling Sha’Tiva Harvey – Medal Winner and FINALIST in Professional Selling – Competing in ATLANTA! Kathryn Strauss and Savannah Carabin have also been invited to the Thrive Academy in ATLANTA! DECA at KGHS also earned recognition for the DECA Membership Campaigns earning a possible 3 spots at the Thrive Academy in ATLANTA and was recognized as a Super Star Chapter with preferred seating and also recognized for the Chapter’s participation in Virginia DECA Day! Anna Kniceley and Samantha Fedak were Honor Society Inductees and Anna was also a Merit Award Recipient! Also attending this conference with KG DECA as Chaperones were Alumni KG DECA members Mr. & Mrs. David Miller, Ms. Shannon Tolliver, Ms. Kendall Eskey, and Ms. Nicole Paulsen – all previous SLC competitors and winners. Also attending as Chaperones were KGHS Assistant Principal Mrs. Jennifer Collins and Mr. & Mrs. John Rinko. KG School Board Member Mr. T.C. Collins visited the VBCC to observe the event on Saturday. And currently in college KG DECA Alumni Kendall Powel (UMW), Cole Pates-Clift (GCC), and Carrisa Jeffers (JMU) were at this conference as College Interns and very supportive of their KG DECA Chapter! What a great weekend for these wonderful students – now they will Bring The Heat to ATLANTA May 2-7, 2014! For more information on DECA – please visit www.deca. org,, www.kgdeca. org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram – @KG DECA To support these students on this ICDC Competitive Activity, please contact Advisor Mrs. Dee Strauss at 540-903-0573 or email dstrauss@ All donations welcome!

features exhibits and programs designed to interpret Westmoreland County history from pre-colonial times to today. Visitors also marvel at historic items discovered at the sites of American Indian settlements and early plantations. For those doing genealogical research, the museum is home to an extraordinary genealogical research collection. The collection includes Northern Neck vital records, family histories, reference works, military histories, church and cemetery guides, Northern Neck town and county histories, immigration lists and census records. The museum building was built using the same plans as the Memorial House at the birthplace of George Washington, referred to as “Wakefield� by locals. To increase space for events and exhibits, the museum is remodeling a building next door that used to be the home of the Wakefield Furniture Company. The new building will showcase the Town of Montross as it appeared between the 1930s and 1950s, and will highlight that important era of Westmoreland’s history.

WC Museum BOD makes plans

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The Westmoreland County Museum Board of Directors held a retreat at the Inn at Montross in February to brainstorm and make plans for the museum’s events for the year. Volunteers and sponsors are welcome to participate. Visit for more information.

newest Eagle is also youngest Troop 258’s newest Eagle Scout is 14-year-old Fletcher Stephen Lee of Colonial Beach. Fletcher completed all of the required merit badges and demonstrated his leadership skills, as well. He has shown that he is capable of getting things done and leads by example. Fletcher has never asked any scout to do a job that he would not do himself.  In hoping to encourage people to get out and hike more and to support our local parks, Fletcher did his Eagle project at Westmoreland State Park last fall, by building two orienteering courses for the public to use.  Take a day and go over to the Westmoreland State Park office and ask for the orienteering course map and hike away. There are two trails- one for those who need a simpler trail, and one for those wanting a little more adventure. Be sure to also check out the State Park’s geocaching along the way, too.  Fletcher is the son of Stephen & Missey Lee, the grandson of Laura-Lee Fletcher Manning, and the great-grandson of Joe and Helen Fletcher, all of Colonial Beach. His paternal grandparents, Kenneth

Madalynn is an extraordinary young lady. She has impeccable work habits and is excelling in her Algebra 2 class. She is considerate and helpful to not only myself, but also to her classmates and her teammates on the cross country team. Madalynn is new to our school, but has become a welcome addition to our community.

and Elizabeth Lee, are from King George. His Eagle status was signed by National last fall, two days before his 14th birthday, which makes him the troop’s youngest Eagle Scout so far. The troop's first Eagle Scout, Trevor Alger, was the officiating Voice of the Eagle for the ceremony, and the troop was glad to have him help out. Trevor went on to become a Virginia State Trooper, and the troop is proud of his leadership in the community now as well.  Troop 258 is sponsored by the Colonial Beach Baptist Church and meets on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. 






Maddie Amos (10) Child of: Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Amos Nominated by Mrs. Melton

The new building, located directly on Route 3 in the heart of the town, will augment the current museum building that faces Courthouse Road. The museum is restoring the new building’s façade, so it will appear once again as it did in the 1930s. The front portion of the addition will be transformed into both a general store and Coca-Cola soda fountain that will provide visitors with the opportunity to shop, have refreshments and relive a time that many remember with fondness. The center and rear of the new museum building will provide a multi-use space where portraits of many of Westmoreland’s most distinguished inhabitants will hang, and artifacts will be displayed to highlight the county’s important and historical past. There will also be space for community functions, meetings, lectures and workshops. The Westmoreland County Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The museum is located at 43 Court Square in Montross. The phone number is 804-493-8440. —Richard Leggitt

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Bears slaughter Mid-Atlantic Raiders in home opener Leonard Banks Sports editor On Saturday, March 16, King George County Stadium was the site of a Bear home opener blowout! Last Saturday’s 35-0 massacre of the Bears Maryland based Mid-Atlantic Raiders was a game filled with big plays, and Raiders an unstoppable d e f e n s i v e performance. Collectively the Bears’ defensive front, led by Michael Gaines (two sacks) bombarded the Raider offensive backfield with a total of eight sacks. Bears quarterback, Darren Baker completed six out of

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10 passes for 116 yards, including two touchdown pass receptions, and a five-yard run for a touchdown. After finishing the 2013 season with a playoff berth and a 7-3 record, the Fredericksburg Bears are out to redeem themselves by bringing King George a minor league Atlantic Football Association Championship. The Bears’ long-term goal is to become the gold standard in semiprofessional football competition. First quarter Mike Hawkins upset a Bears promising drive, as he picked up a fumble and returned it to the Fredericksburg 24-yard line. On the following play, Antwon Thompson picked off a Raiders pass, and returned it to the Bears 26-yard line. With 7:43 left on the clock, BJ

Reynolds lifted the fans out their seats with a 48-yard punt return that set up a 26-yard touchdown pass from Baker to Chris Peters. On the ensuing Raider possession, Michael Gaines singlehandedly unraveled their offensive scheme with two back-to-back sacks. Later in the second quarter, with 7:40 left in the half, Baker completed a 36-yard drive with a five-yard touchdown run up the middle of the Raiders interior line. With the momentum on the side of the Bears, Andrew Boczar shut down a potentially promising Raider drive with a pass interception with 5:31 left in the half. The Bears capitalized on the Raiders turnover, with a six play, 40yard drive that ended in a Sims nineyard touchdown run. As the Raiders trailed by 21-0

at the start of the third quarter, the Bears defense continued to pummel the Raiders offensive backfield. Raiders quarterback, Dmetrius Green appeared to be running for his life with each touch of the ball. The Bears lit the scoreboard again after Baker connected with Sims on a 16-yard touchdown pass. The score was set up by a 46-yard pass from Baker to Thaddeaus Teele that gave the Bears solid field position on the Raiders 23-yard line. Reynolds scored the final Bears touchdown after returning a punt for 55-yards. On Saturday, March 22, the Bears travel to play the Metro Phoenix. The next Bears home game will be on April 12, as they host the Newville Muddogs. For more team information, go online to www.

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Go KG Foxes! (left to right) Brittany Williams, Miranda Green, Jonathan Graham, Brooke West, Ashley Perkins, and Heidi Colwell competed at the Virginia Meet of Champions, Hampton.

Foxes Indoor T&F thrives in post season Leonard Banks Sports editor Members of the Little River Running Club (LRRC) finished strong at the U.S. Track & Field (USATF) National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championship in Landover, MD. The competition is composed of the nation’s top track & field athletes. LRRC was established in 2011, as a research-based running program dedicated to the development of youth cross-country and track & field athletes for USATF Junior Olympics National and American Association of Universities (AAU) competition. LRRC is a registered USATF and AAU club with certified level-I USATF coaches.

LRRC is composed of the following athletes: Willie Calloway, Fernando DeLaRosa, Jarod Watson, Jacob Watson, Chuck Pasold and Christian Koon. Jacob Watson earned a silver medal with a personal best performance in the (15-16 boys division) 300-meter, with a time of 9:20.83. He also placed fifth in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:28.41. Calloway placed fifth in the high jump (boys 17-18) with a leap of 1.70. The effort earned him podium recognition and a medal. He also competed in the 55-meter hurdles. LRRC’s distance medley of Pasold (1200-meters), Koon (800-meters), DeLaRosa (400-meters), and Jacob Watson (1600-meters) earned recognition for the Silver Medal

USATF Boys’ Club. In addition, LRRC’s 4x800meter relay team of Jarod Watson, DeLaRosa, Pasold and Koon also earned recognition for the Silver Medal USATF Boys’ Club. During the 800-meter run, boys’ division, 17-18, LRRC’s boys’ placements included: Koon, 12th (personal best, 2:05.32), DeLaRosa, 23rd, and Jarod Watson, 29th. Jarod also placed 18th in the 1500-meter run. Virginia Meet of Champions Recently, six members of the King George High School indoor track & field team traveled to Hampton to compete in the Virginia Meet of Champions. The meet was hosted by Miranda Green,


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The Drifters historic season measured in resilience Leonard Banks Sports editor

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Drifter girls dynasty! The Drifters girls’ varsity basketball team is more than just a team, they are a family both on and off the court. From Sydni Carey to Deniya Newman, the Drifters have proven that they are one of the best teams in the state.

It was a beautiful Black & Gold season. The 2013-2014 Drifter winter sports season has elevated the girls’ and boys’ basketball programs to a new level of expectation. After witnessing both programs win the regular season 1A East Conference 43 regular season championship, fans and foe alike have embraced the effects of Drifter Pride, and their mystique of defying the odds against schools twice their size. On Saturday, March 22, at Lancaster High School, Drifter girls’ varsity basketball head coach Keith Dickerson will coach the conference girls’ all-stars, while Drifters boys’ varsity head coach Jonathan Parker will coach the boys’ all-stars. Dickerson has been voted Girls’ Conference Coach of the Year. Washington & Lee boys’ varsity head coach George Hunter was voted Boys’ Conference Coach of the Year. The Drifters finished the season with a record of 21-3. In addition, the season was dedicated to the memory of Chandale Dillon. Her untimely

death has left a permanent void in the heart of the Drifters’ athletic program. Seniors Kora Herrod and Billie Gould will represent the Lady Drifters, while Conference Boys’ Player of the Year, Monte Gould, and Keane Foster will represent the Drifter boys. Recently, Gould (1st team) and Foster (2nd team) were both chosen to the annual allconference team. During the past four seasons, Dickerson has built a dynasty of winning seasons that have included two back-to-back trips to the VHSL State Championship quarter- and semi-finals. The not-so-hidden intangible that has tirelessly worked to build the Drifters girls’ basketball on the junior varsity level is Audra LucasPeyton. The Drifters girls’ junior varsity finished the season with a 15-1 record. For the past two seasons, the Drifters have had the best girls’ junior varsity record in the Northern Neck. In addition, the Drifters have had the distinction of four consecutive winning seasons. Reflecting the warrior-like demeanor of their coach Jonathan

Parker, the Drifters boys’ varsity team overcame adversity to enjoy the spoils of victory. Although they lost the conference tournament championship to Washington & Lee, they defeated the Eagles three out of the five times as they faced their Northern Neck brethren this season. Throughout a season filled with game cancellations and nail-biting losses, the team hung together. No only did Montie Gould reach a personal milestone of 1,000 points, but he was recognized as the Conference Player of the Year. Gould was also voted All-Conference First Team, while fellow Drifter Keane Foster made the All-Conference Second Team list. The glare in Parker’s eyes told with names such as Lamar Lucas, Keane Foster, Kamron Smith and Montie Gould, who will be remembered for their ability to fight down to the final second. As for the Drifters boys’ junior varsity, the system is still solid under the leadership of Earl Payton. From the elementary school level, to the high school program, Payton has dedicated his life towards building Drifter Pride through hard work.

Farinet’s collegiate basketball journey ends Leonard Banks Sports editor University of Mary Washington men’s basketball senior Dylan Farinet’s collegiate basketball career has finally come to an end. On Saturday, at the Anderson Center on the campus of University of Mary Washington, the Eagles men’s basketball team historic season came to an close, as the Williams College Ephs defeated the Eagles, 79-46, in the NCAA Division III Tournament Quarter-finals. Throughout the season, the Eagles did the unthinkable by compiling a record of 25-6, that included a CAC Championship and numerous individual honors. Using the motivation of the motto “play angry” the Eagles defeated Virginia Wesleyan College (Marlins), 74-70. The first-round tournament win broke the school record, and advanced the Eagles into

the sectional final against Williams College, who defeated Albertus Magnus College. During the Marlins game, Bradley Reister led all Eagles scoring with 23 points and seven rebounds. Taylor Johnson added 15 points and six rebounds. Farinet scored eight points, pulled down six boards, and dished out four assists. On the following day, the Eagles met their end against the Ephs of Williams College. Height, speed and execution proved to be the difference during this matchup. The Ephs started strong with an 11-0 run, which led to a 15-5 lead with 13:05 left in the first half. The Ephs extended the lead to 23 points at halftime (43-20). In the second half, Williams continued to score at will, while the Eagles struggled offensively, shooting 8-29 from the field (27.6%). Arguably, the straw that broke the back of the Eagles was the Ephs’ ability to control the boards, while

capitalizing on second-chance opportunities (10-12). Taylor Epley led Williams College with 19 points. As for the Eagles, Dajon Daniels led the team with nine points, while Farinet added 10 points and six rebounds. As for Farinet, his next step in his collegiate life will be graduation in May. His contributions to the Eagles’ program were crucial to the team’s success. His contributions included: 12.3% point contributions (third); 6.2 rebounds per game (second); 38.1% field goal percentage (fourth); 32.5% 3-point goals (third). He finished the season with 381 points, 192 rebounds, 101 assists and 34 steals. Not bad for a Colonial Beach Drifter alumni who helped bring the school their first state championship. The Ephs will advance to the NCAA Division III final four in Salem.

New faces for a new season for W&L Eagles girls’ soccer Richard Leggitt As the Washington and Lee girls’ soccer team heads into the season, they have a new coach and many new players, including a new goalie, but the team is excited and determined to play at a high level. “The girls’ varsity team is extremely young,” said Cole Vanover, the girls’ new soccer coach.   Vanover,  W&L’s assistant athletic director, who coached track and field last year, was named girls’ soccer coach this season after Gary Daiger resigned. “We are kind of starting from

scratch in terms of new faces,” Vanover said. “They graduated seven players from last year’s team, and additionally, two other players didn’t return from last year. Vanover said the Eagles will depend on junior Gabby Valdez for leadership. “We will rely on Gabby, who is our Captain, to control the pace of the game from the center midfield position.” “We are still waiting for a star to emerge, and it’s been tough to find one. The weather has impacted us like everyone else,” Vanover said. “We have a new goalie in junior Anna Sisson; it’s her first year

KG Adult softball update Staff Reports During the spring sports season, the World Softball League (WSL) will be coming to King George Adult Men’s & Co-ed softball. Currently, there are five teams signed up for the men’s league, which is scheduled to begin on either April 1 or 3. In addition, there are three co-ed teams signed up, but a fourth team is needed to form a co-ed league. Both leagues will consist of teams competing over a 14-week, 28-game season. Additional men’s tournaments will be held on Saturdays. Currently

scheduled tournament dates are March 29, April 26, July 19, Aug. 23, Sept. 13, and Oct. 11. All of these tournaments will be held at Barnesfield Park except Aug. 23, which will be at Sealston Sport Complex. The April 26 tournament is to benefit the Wounded Warrior Program, where a portion of the proceeds will go to this great program! For more information concerning the formation of a team or becoming a WSL umpire, please contact Keith Douglas at or Doug Cantrell at Douglas.cantrell@

playing, but she is progressing.” “We have two freshman, seven juniors and two seniors penciled in to start right now, and quite a few sophomores, who we expect to contribute a lot. This all bodes well for the future,” said Vanover. The W&L girls open their home soccer season against St. Margaret’s on March 26, and against King William at home on March 28. “We are hopeful that we can start to create some synergy, but we know it will take some time,” said Vanover. “The girls are hungry and eager to get better; which makes my job very easy in terms of motivating.”

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University of Mary Washington forward Dylan Farinet (left) contributed to the Eagles men’s basketball program’s greatest season ever.

Popes Creek 5K run update Richard Leggitt Washington & Lee High School Assistant Athletic Director Cole Vanover has announced that for the third year in a row, the Popes Creek 5k and 1-Mile Kids’ Run will take place on April 19, 2014. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. that day.  “The kids’ 1-mile race will begin at 9:00 a.m.; the 5K will start promptly after the 1-Mile Run,” Vanover said.  “The 5K course will start at the Visitor Center at George Washington’s Birthplace, and go down to the beach front and back to the Visitor Center.”  “It’s a student-athlete-driven race; this year, Emma Oliver, a sophomore, is in charge. She is handling

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everything. She’s done a good job so far,” Vanover said. Vanover also expressed his appreciation to George Washington Birthplace National Monument for their support of the race and the community. “My goal is to have a good number of participants for the event and for it to run smoothly,” said Oliver.  “I’m really excited for the opportunity. The last two years, Taylor Lewis orchestrated the event and did an excellent job. She’s now at the College of Charleston, and I have a lot to live up to.” Vanover and Oliver said awards would be given to the top-10 female finishers and top-10 male finishers in the 5K; all participants will get a medal in the 1-mile Kids’ Run. There

is a $5.00 registration fee for the 1-Mile Walk/Run and a $10.00 fee for the 5K, if you register by mail before April 15. Race day registration will be $20.00. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Cole Vanover at or at Washington & Lee High School at (804) 493-8015.   Registration forms are located at the following places: Rite Aid of Montross, Art of Coffee, The Bank of Lancaster, Bridget’s Flowers, Carrot Cottage, Angelo’s Pizza and Washington & Lee High School.   The registration form can be found on W&L’s athletic website at

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KG Foxes junior varsity baseball 2014 outlook Leonard Banks Sports editor

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King George junior varsity pitcher DreShawn Turner packs a hefty volume of heat as he delivers his fastball.

Massaponax edge Foxes in scrimmage junior baseball opener Leonard Banks Sports editor It was a scrimmage featuring the best of double A and triple A baseball. On Wednesday, at King George High School, the Foxes junior varsity gave the Massaponax Panthers possibly one of the toughest outings they will face this season. Although the Panthers eventually prevailed with a 4-2 victory, fans got a glimpse of the next generation of varsity players. While the game ended due to an agreed time stoppage, there a number of bright spots, including the Foxes’ pitching staff, featuring Ryan Sivak, DreShawn Turner and Chris Levere. “I saw a lot of good things, but there is still a lot to work on; and it’s going to be way early in the season,” Foxes junior varsity head coach Nick Simmons said. Interestingly, the Foxes didn’t seem to be affected by the long stretch of in-school practices or cabin fever. The game was the first opportunity for the team to play on a dry day. Panthers versus Foxes At the top of the first inning, the Panthers took a 1-0 lead, after Garrett

Myers singled home Zach Runk. The Foxes prevented an additional run after a Panther runner was thrown out at third base. During the bottom of the first inning, the Foxes tied the game at 1-1, when Shane Reviello’s RBIsingle brought home Steven Hunt. During the top of the second inning, the Panthers regained the lead (3-1), when Nick McCormick’s double brought home two runners. After Steven Hunt’s hit loaded the bases in the bottom of the second inning, the Foxes sensed an opportunity to take advantage of a big inning. However, after Austin Halter cut the Panther lead to 3-2, the Foxes stranded the two remaining runners on a ground ball. After the third and fourth inning installment of relief pitcher Levere, the Panthers’, offense seemed to go into a coma, as the freshman forced out the next six batters, with grounders, fly balls and strike outs. As fate would have it, the Panthers secured the 4-2-victory on an RBI single in top of the fourth inning. Four runs were charged to Foxes pitchers, while the Panthers gave up two runs on four hits.

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They are the future of Fox varsity baseball! After winning one out of four Battlefield District championships, including a 2013 berth, it’s obvious that the King George High School junior varsity is among the top feeder systems in area baseball. Over the years, head coach Nick Simmons has consistently molded average athletes into fundamentally sound baseball players capable of playing on the varsity level. The Foxes will lose Rudy Morrow and Zach Johnson to the varsity level, while the following players have returned to the roster this season: Jacob Sivak, Luke Barnum, Will Clift, Stephen Paul Pitts, Austin Halter, Steven Hunt, Jason Yowler, and Garrett Mills. As for the team’s new additions, the Foxes have inherited the eight players from last season’s King George Middle School championship team. Good pitching will beat good hit-

ting any day. After a solid scrimmage outing against triple A power Massaponax, the Foxes will have the luxury of incorporating Chris Levere, DreShawn Turner, and Ryan Sivak into their pitching rotation. As for hitting, the Foxes have a full compliment of power. From Shane Reviello to Will Clift, the Foxes are strong. Although Simmons and assistant junior varsity baseball coach Andy Bunch have had the challenge of wintery weather conditions that have limited field use to two days, they continue to make the best of a tough situation with the school’s gymnasium facilities. Thus far, the Foxes have played two scrimmages against Massaponax and Culpeper. On Friday, the Foxes will host and play conference rival Liberty (Bealton) for the first time. Game time is 6 p.m. “The kids are working hard as they compete for starting jobs, which is making our jobs difficult,” Simmons said.

Foxes 2014 JV baseball roster NAME Yr.. POS Jacob Sivak 10 C Luke Barnum 10 INF/OF Will Clift 10 INF/P/C Stephen Paul Pitts 10 OF Austin Halter 10 OF/P Steven Hunt 10 INF Jason Yowler 10 INF/P Garrett Mills 10 OF Justin Reed 9 INF/OF Mason Newton 9 INF/P Ryan Sivak 9 INF/P Bryan Yowler 9 C Shane Reviello 9 OF/P Miles Levere 9 INF/P Chris Levere 9 INF/OF/P DreShawn Turner 9 INF/OF/P

kghs boys soccer returns!

Leonard Banks

Along with defense, speed, and power at the plate, Will Clift is an added boost to the Foxes JV baseball program.

See King George High School varsity boys soccer preview in next week’s journal.

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KING GEORGE COUNTY ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Supervisors of the County of King George, Virginia will hold a public hearing to receive public input regarding a proposed amendment to the King George County Code, Article II, Use of Golf Carts on Highways and Streets-Section 13.5-38 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Designated Streetsâ&#x20AC;?, that would authorize the use of golf carts upon certain designated streets within Fairview Beach and the Potomac Landing subdivisions. The public hearing will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in the Revercomb County Administration Building, Robert H. Combs Board Room, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia 22485. Anyone having questions regarding the above may contact the County Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, ([540] 775-9181), Monday through Friday, during regular working hours. A copy of the full text is available for review in the office of the County Administrator, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200, King George, VA 22485. Written comments may be submitted to the County Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, or mailed to 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200, King George, VA 22485. All written comments must be received no later than 2:00 p. m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Journal


Despite weather, fishing is quite good Mark Fike Mid-March is different every year. I can recall some years when midMarch was balmy, and the biggest white perch I have ever caught in the spring were hauled in near Falmouth; one right after another on March 8, of one of those years. Interestingly, this particular memory was not that long ago. Some of those perch were nearly 12 inches long. The very next year, I went back to that spot at the same time, and the fish were not there for three more weeks and were much smaller. Did I just happen to hit it right one time? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think so. I have hit the spot right a few other times, and when I did, the spot remained hot for a few days. Some years the window of opportunity is wider than others. What has amazed me is that the timing is not always what we think it would be. Take this year for instance; we have had what appears to be a cold winter. One would think that many bugs were killed and would not be out for a while. Yet my daughter had two ticks on her last week. A bus driver that I chat with at the school said he picked one off himself last week, too.

I also would have thought with all the cold weather, snow and ice, and so on that the fishing would have been a bit slower to start. A few years ago, we had a very mild winter. Turkey were gobbling in January and fighting in February. I really thought the shad and perch would be running early. In fact, I went to several of my favorite spots looking for them and never got a bite until very late March. Obviously, I was wrong. See our fishing report this week and be as amazed as I am. I suppose the weather is not always the only variable that kicks the fishing into gear. And that brings me to the next subject; our outdoor report is only as good as our sources. We have a few really good sources. However, over the years, many people have stopped going into local stores to chat about their fishing or hunting success. Some of our sporting goods stores or country stores have closed their doors, and I find that sad. However, with the aid of technology, we can still spread the word about where the fish are biting or what is biting. Most of the time, The Journal puts our report online for your convenience. I know with Facebook and all those other social media sites and avenues,

people are spreading the word about their field and stream exploits and successes. Sending us an email with your report or pictures of successes will not only give you a shot at some local fame, but it will also help others, who may not have that much time to fish or hunt, decide when the best time may be to put aside their chores or take a rare day off from work. When I put together the reports, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to put out someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special fishing spot for everyone to pound. In fact, much of my editing of the information I receive involves not only cleaning up the wording of the reports but also paring back some info. Some may not agree with me doing that, but I think it is in the best interest of everyone if we simply say that rockfish are biting off Swan Point rather than saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The third dock as you go around the southern end of Swan Point has been a hotspot.â&#x20AC;? So, if you are willing to share that something is biting well, I promise not to give away any more (and often a tiny bit less) information than you give me. If you happen to mention specific info and are just sharing that with me for my information and not for publication, just let me know. Also, please do frequent the busi-

nesses that help us with the reports. Let them know you saw the information they gave us, so they know it is worth their while to help us out. I know that many younger anglers want to get out and catch some fish. Help us help them have a successful day. The same goes with hunting; if you get out and notice something in the woods or fields that may help another hunter, let us know. We will pass it on. Last, we definitely enjoy seeing the pictures of your successful outings. I especially enjoy seeing the following types of pictures: kids with fish or game, kids and parents, women and couples with their fish or game. I would much rather see others catch fish or have a successful harvest in the field than have it myself. I know many others feel the same way. So, if you can get out in the field or on the water, take someone with you and get them involved. Take good photos of your fish or game. Send them to me at . Tips for great outdoor photos: --Clean up the background of your photos; for example- donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit on your tailgate holding your turkey with a bag of trash in the pickup bed. --Watch objects that grow; for ex-

and jigs. Largemouth bass were also hitting well on the same baits. Fish slow! We went to visit Miss Donna at Kenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. She has been a loyal contributor to our report for many years. It was good to see her shop full of some of the largest selections of new baits we have seen in a while. You need to stop in and see the selection of LiveTarget lures she has; it is unreal!

Ruffins Pond was giving up plenty of crappie on minnows. Private ponds were also quite good for crappie and bass. I heard from a number of people about the bass and crappie fishing, so I had to try it. We went and got a dozen minnows from Kenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and hit a local pond for an hour. We caught five keeper fish; two were bass in the one-pound range, and three were nice-sized crappie.

spring bass--Bass are hitting white spinnerbaits and minnows in ponds ample- a boat antenna behind an anglerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head might look like it is popping out of their skull. --Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cross faces with rods or guns. --Keep guns pointed in a safe direction and open actions if possible. --Keep blood off the fish, clothing

and animals, as much as possible; gruesome shots are not published. --Keep the photo clean and appropriate; we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to see a provocative t-shirt, beer cans, etc. --Tilt caps up to avoid shadowing faces; or take off caps.

Outdoor Report Mark and Missy Fike This is our first report for the year! The news is good, and we hope to continue bringing you good news. With the bad weather starting as I type this, I know some of you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe what we have to report. Read on to see for yourself. Hunting Several people have told me they are hearing turkeys gobbling. I have seen a large number of birds strutting around lately, and they appear to be plentiful. Perhaps that will mean more henned-up gobblers, and perhaps it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t; only time will tell. The youth day is April 5th this year, and apprentice hunters are eligible to hunt, too, if they have an apprentice license and are mentored by a licensed hunter. Only the youth and apprentice hunters may carry a gun on that special day.

Fishing The fishing has been surprisingly good. I have been stunned at reports. Rappahannock River Kenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tackle Shop in Spotsylvania reported white perch from Hicks Landing up to Fredericksburg already. One angler caught over 100 further downriver, but when he went back the next day, they had moved. Although striped bass are not able to be creeled, they are being caught in the river and vary from small ones to fish that are quite large. Remember to put them back as soon as possible. No keeping rockfish! No shad have been caught as of Sunday afternoon that we heard about. Miss Donna also told us that bass anglers were tearing it up from Fredericksburg downriver a few miles. The smallies were the top ticket and were taken on plastic lures

Potomac River I heard of a few anglers catching some rockfish further downriver but cannot confirm that yet. Catfish are out there and biting, if you are patient enough. It is only a matter of time before this section of the report heats up really fast. Ponds The Old Cossey Pond in Fredericksburg is alive and well with trout. Mealworms were the ticket last week, but the SuperDupers were also taking fish.

Events March 22- Hunter Ed Class at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Westmoreland County; Contact Rick Wilks at (540) 775-4625 March 22- Boater Education class at the King George Volunteer Fire Dept. boating/education/requirement/ steps-to-requirement.asp March 29- Boater Education class at Oak Grove. Few seats remained as of press time.

Turkey appear to be in great numbers. Hopefully opening day will prove successful for kids and for apprentice hunters. April 5- Youth and Apprentice Turkey Hunting Day. Half hour before sunrise until noon. One bearded gobbler per hunter.

April 12- First day of spring gobbler season. Half hour before sunrise until noon. One bearded gobbler per hunter per day.

Restoring your property after a long winter One of the best things about the dawn of spring and the return of warmer weather is the chance to get out of the house and get some fresh air. For homeowners, this is the perfect opportunity to assess any damage the previous months did to yards and develop a plan restore properties. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t jump the gun. The first warm day of spring might seem like a great time get out in the yard and get your hands dirty. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best to wait until the grass has completely dried out before getting to work. Raking on wet grass increases the risk of tearing out grass, which can cause bald spots and the growth of weeds down the road. In addition, stepping on the grass while the ground is still wet can compact the soil, which can slow drainage and block the lawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots from breathing. Patience should prevail with re-

gard to mowing the lawn as well. A lawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots will not start to grow until the average everyday temperature routinely reaches 40 F, so mowing too early is both unnecessary and potentially harmful to the lawn. When the temperatures regularly reach 50 F, then homeowners will likely start to see their lawns growing. Remove debris thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s piled up Debris has a tendency to infest a yard over the course of the winter months. Fallen branches, stones and even trash can accumulate in a yard, putting those who spend time in the yard at risk of injury once the warm weather returns. For instance, bits of twigs and pebbles that are blown across the yard during a windy winter can be embedded in the yard, making the yard less of a haven and more of a hazard. Once the grass is dry enough

to walk on, walk around the property and remove any debris thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s piled up over the last few months. Employ a pre-emergent weed killer Homeowners who routinely spend their summers agonizing over weeds throughout the yard should consider applying a pre-emergent weed killer around the beginning of spring. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to do so around the end of March or early April, when the weeds have not yet had a chance to grow. When applying, follow the dosage instructions provided by the productâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manufacturer. Such instructions often recommend a second application right before summer begins. Remove thatch Once the grass has dried, you can begin to remove thatch thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s built

up over the winter. Thatch is potentially very harmful to soil, blocking sunlight, air and moisture the soil needs to ensure a lawn looks lush and healthy. Thatch removal does not necessarily need to be an annual task. If thatch buildup is insignificant, then it can be done every other year. Just use a dethatching rake to make the job much easier. Aerate -particularly if the yard is a heavy traffic area once the warm weather arrives. If your yard transforms into a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderland upon the arrival of spring and summer, you might want to revive the soil by aerating. When the yard gets heavy usage, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy for soil to become compacted, which makes it hard for air and water to reach the lawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots. That can eventually make for a less-thanappealing lawn. So if your yard is the

Mowing the lawn too early in the spring is both unnecessary and potentially harmful to the lawn place to be come the warmer months, aerate in the spring to loosen the soil and make it easier for the lawn to withstand the months ahead.

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3/19/14 Colonial Beach/Westmoreland VA Local News  
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Local news from Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County Virginia for March 19, 2014