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Colonial Beach • Westmoreland

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Volume 38, Number 14

Code Compliance Officer accused of Trespassing

Fate of CB Schools looks bleak

Family Time

Leonard Banks

Conflicting resolutions, long discussions and short memories seem to be at the heart of the Town of Colonial Beach’s inability to support the School, rather than the lack of funding. Council members seemed to have different opinions on what they approved and promised to the school system. The elementary school relocation and high school maintenance funding continues to dominate council meetings with the same result; members asking for another meeting with the school to hash out details, and no action toward seeking and providing funding is taken. The town council seems to be split on the issue of whether it should require the School to pay back funding for the relocation and upgrades, whether it should take possession of unused school properties, and agreements struck between the Town and the School last year, before the fire caused the forced relocation of the elementary school students to the Oak Grove Baptist Church. On Feb. 12, the Colonial Beach Town Council responded to the School’s request for $448,565 to fund the move of the elementary school to the high school campus. Town council responded to that request by passing Resolution 17-14, which tasks the town manager to locate and identify funding in that amount. The resolution also states, “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Colonial Beach Town Council further tasks the Town Manager to work with the Town Attorney to craft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town and the School Board regarding repayment of the $448,565 from any insurance proceeds that may be forthcoming upon receipt of said insurance funds.” However, it seems the council has had a change of heart and passed an almost identical Resolution 18-14, entitled “Approving Loan to School

Colonial Beach High School baseball head coach Brent Steffey (right) and his two younger brothers spend some quality family time at the First Annual Karen Friedman Baseball Camp.

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Linda Farneth Colonial Beach Town Council spilled the beans about Town employee Theresa Davis’ charge of trespassing, filed against her by a citizen of the town, during a reconvened work session on Thursday, March 28. The council’s business at hand was to decide whether or not to fund the attorney’s fees for Davis’ defense. However, several members took it upon themselves to publicly state their opinions and hearsay about the case in open forum. The meeting also led to some heated exchanges between Council members Linda Brubaker and Tommy Edwards. Councilwoman Brubaker also accused Mayor Mike Ham of sexual discrimination, with Councilwoman Wanda Goforth agreeing with Brubaker. The resolution before the council stated that Theresa Davis, Code Compliance Officer for the Town of Colonial Beach, was served with a warrant for criminal trespass. It also states that there is no insurance coverage in place to fund her defense and seeks to provide funding. An attached agreement was referenced and has not been provided to the Press, but it was stated at the meeting by Town Manager Val Foulds that the agreement states that the Town will fund up to $4,000 and if Davis is found guilty, she will pay back the funds to the Town. Foulds had been requested by council members to discern whether she thought Davis was acting within the scope of her job at the previous day’s meeting. Foulds said, “I have reviewed the job description for Ms. Davis, and I have spoken with her immediate supervisor, Gary Mitchell.” Mitchell wrote, “Based on my understanding of the incident that occurred on March 8 of 2014, involving Davis and the property owner of 320 First Street, she was ensuring the work occurring on the property did not need a building/zoning permit. Further upon reviewing Ms. Davis’ job description, in my professional

Colonial Beach Schools asking for almost $400,000 over last year Federal cuts and state mandates leave schools no choice but to ask for more local funding. Colonial Beach is no exception; however, the recent fire at the elementary campus has forced some additional funding requirements for mod pod rentals. The Colonial Beach School Board voted to approve a preliminary budget for the 2014-2015 school year. The budget only covers operating costs and none of the funds needed for the elementary school’s move to the high school campus. The School’s operational budget remains preliminary because the state has not passed its budget; therefore, the School does not know exactly how much it will receive from them. The school board is asking for roughly $400,000 more for the 2014-2015 school year than they asked for the 2013-2014 school year. In the previous school year’s budget, the School originally asked for $2,153,198 from the Town; however, the Town cut funding by $50,000, resulting in the School receiving only $2,103,198 in local funding from the Town of Colonial Beach. So the school is requesting $377,506 more than they requested last year, or $427,506 more than they received last year. School Board Finance Director JD Martin explained that the additional funding being asked for breaks down this way: $147,000 revenue shortfall from state funding; $139,930 state-mandated employer’s share for VRS; $13,961 for payroll tax increase; $23,380 for health insurance increase and $117,000 rental fees for mod pods to house elementary school children at the high school campus, totaling $441,271. The reason there is a slight difference between the figures is that cuts in transportation and the heating and air conditioning of old buildings will go away after the elementary school’s relocation to the high school campus. These and other cuts contribute to the roughly $20,000 difference in the above expense total of $441,271 and the additional funds asked for at $427,506. The state is expected cut funding to the School by $147,000. These funds must be made up somewhere, and the only option the School has is to ask for these funds from the local government.

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See $400K, page 3

State Superintendent Visits CB Schools

Mike Ham, Mayor; Tim Trivett, School Board Chairman; Kathleen Beane, Superintendent; Dr. Pat Wright, State Superintendent; Mary Fisher, Elementary Principal; Amanda Preston, Director of Instruction Dr. Pat Wright, State Superintendent of Instruction for Virginia, came for a visit to Colonial Beach Schools on Friday, March 28. Dr. Wright toured Oak Grove Baptist Church, where the elementary students are housed due to the fire of Jan. 5, that rendered the elementary campus unusable. She was able to speak with students and staff and observe first-hand the flexibility and adjustments the School has made to ensure continued quality instruction for all students.

Gray is interested in government and leading by example Eighteen-year-old Nathan Gray is the oldest of the five children of John and Julie Gray of Montross. And he is leading his siblings and other young people in the community by example. Nathan, who is home schooled, participated in the American Legion Oratorical Scholarship competition in December and was selected as the King George County candidate by members of American Legion POST 89 and 329. Nathan then competed and won the selection for District 12, which includes most of the Northern Neck counties, in January. He placed second in a very close decision at the Virginia Departmental competition in March.   “I have a strong interest in liberty, government, and the Constitution, which merged perfectly with the focus of the contest; I also hoped to improve my public speaking skills by participation in the competition,” Nathan said. As for a favorite subject, Nathan said, “I’d be hard-pressed to choose between my Government and American History classes; both subjects are vital to good citizenship. I’ve managed to blend these interests

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Nathan Gray of Montross and American Legion 12th District Vice Commander Brian Williamson at the Eastern Regional Oratorical Scholarship Competition in Lincoln-Douglas Value debate, as well as the Oratorical Competition.” Nathan will complete his high school accreditation requirements this year, and plans to continue constitutional law studies at college. “I intend to major in Government/ Political theory and perhaps earn a degree in Constitutional law,” Nathan

said. “In the future, I hope to use my skills to influence our nation, and have a positive impact on our national direction,”Nathan said. Vic Mason, an American Legion member and the King George County Circuit Court Clerk, is one of those noting Nathan’s achievements.

“Considering what I see in court, it is always nice to be reminded that there are so many fine young men and women doing the things that instill confidence in the future of our community and country.” —Vic Mason, KG Circuit Court Clerk “Considering what I see in court, it is always nice to be reminded that there are so many fine young men and women doing the things that instill confidence in the future of our community and country,” Mason said. — Richard Leggitt

Dr. Wright visited the old elementary campus and saw the devastation of the original building as a result of the fire. She also toured the high school and middle school facilities and discussed the plan for modular units to be placed on the campus on First Street to accommodate the elementary students. Dr. Wright emphasized the importance of these modular units as a “temporary” facility and hopes that Colonial Beach has plans for building a permanent structure for all students.

Stratford Hall’s Garden Day is April 27 Now that spring has finally arrived, Stratford Hall has scheduled a special Garden Day and Cabin Walk event in conjunction with Historic Garden Week in Virginia. Nationally-known gardening expert P. Allen Smith will be at the historic Westmoreland County plantation giving a presentation followed by a book signing. According to Stratford Hall spokesman Jim Schepmoes, Will Rieley, the Garden Club of Virginia’s landscape architect, will also be at Stratford Hall on April 27, giving a presentation on historic garden restoration. “Gardens have always been an integral part of the Stratford landscape,” said Paul Reber, Executive Director of Stratford Hall. “So we are pleased to be able to offer this very informative program to the public.” As part of the day’s activities, several Directors’ cabins will be open for touring, and members of Stratford’s Board of Directors from around the country will serve as hostesses. his year marks the 40th anniversary of the first Cabin Walk tour held in conjunction with Historic Garden

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Week. Also included on the tour will be the Great House (self-guided), Cheek and Astor Guest Houses, and the gristmill. The Garden Club of Virginia began its long-standing relationship with Stratford Hall in 1930, when it undertook the restoration of the East Garden, one of its first restoration projects. Since that time, the Garden Club of Virginia has continued to advise and assist with other garden needs as they become evident. Tickets for the Garden Day and Cabin Walk include all presentations, tours and a boxed lunch. Tickets cost $85 per person, and must be purchased in advance as seating for the presentations is limited. Advance tickets can be purchased through the website at or you may call 804-493-1370 for more information. — Richard Leggitt


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The Journal

Westmoreland Deputy Talks with Pre-K Class

On Thursday March 27 Deputy Antwan Smith had the opportunity to speak to the Colonial Beach Pre-Kindergarten Class at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Deputy Smith spoke about the importance of law enforcement as well as the usage of the 911 System. A ‘Great Time’ looks to have been had by all.

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Shirley Rush, proprietor of Shirl’s on Hawthorne St., gave us a sneak peek of her work at the March Second Friday Art Walk.


Colonial Beach Artists soon to reveal their Trash Art What began as a vacation trip, ended with the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild talking trash to town officials. Elcy Leshley traveled to Abilene, Kansas in 2013 for vacation, and observed the town had painted artwork on their public trashcans. Anything concerning Kansas was used as the subject matter’s theme. Meadowlarks, the state bird, Sunflowers, the state flower and even Dorothy in her red shoes from the Wizard of Oz was painted on the town’s trash receptacles. In 2011, the CB Artists’ Guild started a tradition of performing a yearly collective art project that would benefit and beautify the town; beginning with the mural on the



Some of last year’s work that currently lines the Boardwalk public restrooms’ building on the Boardwalk. Leshley said when the group painted the mural, people from off the street came and asked if they could help. What began as an art guild project turned into a community event that still delights tourists when

they come to visit the Beach. Since then, the Town has painted the building at 108 Taylor St., and artists have painted several works of art designed to fit the trashcans and other areas along the Boardwalk. The Artists’ Guild will roll out their newest collection on April 17, at the

Colonial Beach Baptist Church, located at 10 Garfield Ave. at 6 p.m. Shirley Rush, proprietor of Shirl’s on Hawthorne St., gave us a sneak peek of her work at the March Second Friday Art Walk. —Linda Farneth

Washington and Lee Hosts Career Fair

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Patty Long Westmoreland County Public Schools Twenty-nine local businesses made their annual visit to the Washington and Lee High School Career Fair on March 13. The career fair is an attempt to familiarize students with the jobs that can be found locally in the area. Students were able to visit with each company and were encouraged to ask questions. Among the topics discussed were how much education one needs to work there, how much training a new employee receives, what are the minimum requirements, what do the recruiters love about their job, what skills are required for employment, and what advice would they offer to a young person starting out? Many of the businesses addressed the students’ sweet tooths, with treats being constantly scarfed down. The NSWC Federal Credit Union

had their popular wheel of fortune which students spun for prizes, and the U.S. Marines brought their chin bar where young men and women tried to impress each other with their upper arm strength. The U.S. Army put students on the floor with earning tee shirts for pushups. This event is as much fun for companies as it is for the students. Several of the participating companies commented upon the great questions the students asked and the interest they showed as they listened to the representatives. This year’s participating companies were Bank of Lancaster, CarryOn Trailers, George Washington Birthplace National Monument,

Haynesville Correctional Center, Mary Washington Health Care, Naval Surface Warfare Center/Dahlgren, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative, Northern Neck Technical Center, NSWC Federal Credit Union, Montross Rescue Squad, Rappahannock Community College, Rappahannock Region Small Business Development, Rappahannock General Hospital, Stratford Hall, Union First Bank, U.S. Army , U.S. Marine Corp, Virginia Department of Forestry,

Virginia Employment, Virginia National Guard, Walmart, Westmoreland County Museum, Westmoreland County Public Schools, Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office, Westmoreland State Park, and Westmoreland County Social Services. Washington and Lee High School staff and the Westmoreland County Public Schools thank the companies for making the effort to attend this career fair. Interested businesses who would like to participate in next year’s career fair may call Patty Long at the school board office, 804-493-8018.

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Bleak: Change of heart from page 1

—Linda Farneth

RCC students offered summer semester on floating university As part of its “Semester at Sea” program, the Institute for Shipboard Education is making available to Rappahannock Community College and other Virginia Community College System (VCCS) students an opportunity to study in Europe and Scandinavia this summer. Participants will earn nine to twelve transferable credits from the program’s academic sponsor, the University of Virginia, while visiting 11 cities in 10 countries between June 16 and Aug. 21. Established in 1963, Semester at Sea is the only study-abroad program of its kind in the world, with the stated mission: “to educate individuals with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world.” The MV Explorer, one of the world’s safest passenger ships, has been specially outfitted as the program’s floating university. The rigorous academic program integrates coursework from more than 20 disciplines with field study in up to a dozen countries. Participants include students from across the United States and around the world. The professors represent a global selection of acclaimed institutions, and the curriculum is enhanced by distinguished experts, visits with world leaders, and crosscultural fieldwork. This floating campus features nine classrooms, a 9,000-volume library, Wi-Fi Internet, a computer lab, and a medical clinic. Recreational facilities include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a sports court, and a wellness center.

To view the upcoming voyage’s itinerary, college courses offered en route, the faculty list, and other details, please visit http:// summer-2014/. Any questions about the program or the admission process can be addressed to James Fealey, the admissions counselor for VCCS schools, at jfealey@ise. or 434-243-4302. In an effort to make “Semester at Sea” more attainable for community college students, the Institute has created a special offer for them. All currently enrolled VCCS students are eligible for a $3000 grant toward the Summer 2014 voyage. Applications should be submitted before May 1, in order to allow ample time to secure the one required (Russian) visa. To save the $50 application fee, students may use the application fee waiver code “VCCS”; this code, which is valid through April 30, will also serve as the Institute’s notification to issue the $3000 VCCS grant. “We hope to see VCCS students on board this summer!” says Beth McCarthy, the Institute’s vice president of enrollment management and marketing.

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from page 1 The VRS (Virginia Retirement System) has increased the employers’ share from 11.66% to 14.50%. This will cost the School $139,930. School Superintendent Kathleen Beane also reported that payroll taxes will increase by $13,961 and health insurance will increase by $23,380. School Board Chairman Tim Trivett explains why the cost of moving is not included in the budget. Simply put, the School cannot budget money or add expenses that they do not have revenue for. The Town is currently working on securing a $1 million loan to cover the cost of both the move and also repairs to the high school. The school board will amend the budget once the loan has been secured by the Town and allocated to the school system. The budget amendments will occur within the budget cycle that each item is paid for. If moving expenses occur during the current year, then the 2013-2014 year budget will be amended, and any money spent in the 2014-2015 school year revenues and expenditures will be amended in that year’s budget. The budget does, however, cover the cost of mod pod rentals that will be used to house the elementary students next year at $117,000. Currently, the School’s budget is predicting state funds will be $3,524,334 which is $128,556 less than last year’s state funds. And this figure may change when the 2014 General Assembly takes final action and passes the Virginia State Budget. This School’s budget contains a two-percent cost of living increase for all full-time employees, which will cost $82,000. Beane reported that although the states budget does not include any revenue to support this expense, the Governor is a strong proponent of the state providing funding for such increases. Federal ARRA funds, otherwise referred to as stimulus money, have completely stopped. School Finance Officer J.D. Martin said in a phone interview Monday, March 31, that in the 2011-2012 school year, the School received $781,638; in 20122013, $813,375; and in 2013-2014, $82,000 in ARRA funds. Next year, the School will receive $0, which forces the School to cut back any programs funded under this money and pick up the cost of books and supplies that were previously covered under these funds. Despite state, federal, and other funds being lower than last year’s revenues, the projected budget shows, overall, only a $230,533 increase over last year’s budget. However, these cuts from other sources leave school officials no other choice but to ask the Town for more funding to cover the shortfall or risk cutting corners for Colonial Beach School students. Changes in spending: There will be a significant change how money is spent next year. This year, teachers in grades 6,7 and 8 were paid out of high school funds [listed as secondary instruction]. Next year, those teachers will be paid from the elementary instruction funds, and more money will be spent on technology next year. The School’s current proposed budget is balanced at $6,980,640. Changes will be announced as they arise. The Town has until June 30 to pass their budget, which includes approving the School’s budget. —Linda Farneth

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opinion, Davis was performing her job at the time.” Foulds said she did not get an email from Building Inspector Dextor Monroe, but had spoken with him personally. Foulds said that after talking with both gentlemen, “I am confident that she was performing within the scope of her job description.” Next, both Councilwomen Wanda Goforth and Linda Brubaker spent a considerable amount of time trying to establish Foulds as Davis’ immediate supervisor. Both women stated they had spoken to someone, who they did not identify, from Parks and Planning who stated that Davis often went to Foulds for supervision. However, The Journal has spoken with the town clerk and Gary Mitchell, who both said they are not aware of any “Parks and Planning” entity in the Town of Colonial Beach. Goforth read two excerpts form the code enforcement officer’s job description. She referenced “Requires ability to read state code and town code, building code, zoning ordinances, erosion and sediment control standards, building plans, reference guides, program manuals, policies and procedures.” Goforth interpreted that to mean, “If that’s a requirement of her job, she should know what state code is, and she should know what warrants going into a home.” Goforth said, “She did not use good judgment and due diligence,

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Goforth questioned why Edwards went there and talked to Davis. Goforth said she was told not to do so, and reminded council that she is the POC (point of contact) for Building and Zoning. Goforth stated she was not able to speak with either Davis or Mitchell. She states there is a past history of complaints, which she said, “That I have been personally involved in.” Goforth said that the homeowner owns 51 houses and a retail location in town, and she feels he was pushed to the limit. Councilman Bone stated he would not support an illegal action, which he defined as action that was not within the scope of her job. He said that he had advised Davis to subpoena both Gary Mitchell and Val Foulds, who have both stated she was acting within the scope of her job. Bone told the council that he had spoken with the homeowner who filed the claim. Bone said the man told him that if Mitchell had handled the situation differently; reprimanding her and assuring it would not happen again, it would have ended there. After establishing that the agreement stated if Davis is found guilty, she would pay the money back, and that paying for legal fees does not make the Town any more or less liable for a lawsuit, Mayor Ham called for a vote. Council voted 4 to 2 to pass the resolution, contingent on both parties’ signatures. Goforth and Brubaker voted against, and Gary Seeber was absent. —Linda Farneth

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in my opinion.” Brubaker stated she felt there were other incidents with this house and asked if these legal actions could be construed as retaliation. Brubaker said that this home was close to her office and said, “I happen to know this home has been rented in the past to someone who might have had issues.” Brubaker stated she wants to make sure that Davis, Mitchell or the town manager showed this homeowner due diligence if they came to talk to them, “Which I know they did,” she added. Brubaker told her rendition of what happened, then Councilman Edwards began to tell his side of the story as well as give insights from his experience of being a code enforcer in the past. During their renditions, Brubaker showed considerable anger towards Edwards, telling him he should not have contacted Davis and had done so after he knew she had been arrested. Edwards stated that if Davis is found guilty by a judge, she should be reprimanded or fired, but said that if the Town does not back its employees, it will affect other Town staff in doing their jobs. He used trash collection and water shutoff as examples where Town workers may be to nervous to offer services or carry out their jobs. Goforth disagreed with Edwards, stating she has not seen any garbage men come to her door to pick up trash, then stated, “She knew she was not supposed to enter that house, and she entered it; that is a violation, and it’s a warrant.”


Board”, but it is contingent on the signing of the Memorandum Of Understanding that would allow the Town to take the loaned money out of the following year’s budget if insurance does not pay up within one year. The council voted unanimously (with Councilman Gary Seeber absent) to pass this resolution on February 17. The group was scheduled to receive an update from Town Manager Val Foulds on a $1 million bond the town is seeking from VML (Virginia Municipal League) to fund the school move and upgrades/repairs to the high school that the council had discussed during the Feb. 12 meeting, earlier that week. During the Feb. 17 meeting, School Board Chairman Tim Trivett aired concerns with the MOU. Trivett’s concerns centered around the memorandum’s requirements concerning payback of the loan, which states, “In the event that the school board shall fail to repay the $448,565 within one year of the date of this agreement, the parties agree that the town shall withhold the sum of $448,565 from the next year’s appropriation of funds by the town to the school board.” “This is a legal document that I don’t think anyone on this board is prepared to accept until our attorney can review it,” Trivett said, adding, “We have no way of knowing when that insurance money will come in.” Trivett added, “If you cut $448,000 from our budget, the School closes. We don’t have a half a million dollars to cut from our budget. I don’t see how we could agree to this at all. I haven’t read the whole document, but I just know it would be a disaster to have to cut our budget by $500,000,” Trivett said. Mayor Mike Ham responded, “It would be a disaster for the Town to be out $500,000. We don’t have the money; we’re talking about ways to front the money, then going ahead with the loan.” Ham said he agreed the School needs to have their attorney review the document, but explained the council’s intentions with the MOU were to front the School the $448,000 to move the elementary students to First Street and continue to seek the loan of $1 million to recoup the moving money and continue with improvements to the high school. A long discussion ensued trying to sort out what was agreed upon last year before the fire. Town Attorney Erard stated, “I am very uncomfortable advancing money to the School without the Town knowing that those funds aren’t coming from somewhere.” Erard suggested changing the

MOU amount to $25,000 to get the school through the first steps. Councilman Pete Bone recommended leaving the MOU as it stands (to lend the school $448,000 to relocate the elementary school), and approving it, contingent on the School’s approval. This would give the School’s attorney time to go over the MOU and give his opinion. All council members agreed and passed the resolution executing the MOU as it stood upon approval of the school board. At the most recent Town Council work session held on March 27, School Board Chairman Tim Trivett attended as an audience member and again found himself defending the School’s actions and trying to sort out what agreements the Town and School had come to. Council members did not reference Resolution 18-14 or the fact that it conflicts with the repayment provisions in the MOU. Since the MOU is an attachment, and the passing of the resolution is contingent on both entities’ agreement with the provisions in the MOU, it becomes a part of the resolution. The resolution only states the School will be obligated to pay the loan back with insurance money as it becomes available, yet the MOU states if insurance is not forthcoming within a year of the agreement being signed, the Town will deduct that amount from the School’s budget the following fiscal year. At the March 27 meeting, council members not only talked about deducting the funds from the next year’s budget but also discussed taking property from the School at the old elementary school campus. After some heated debates, Mayor Ham summed up why the Town’s desire to force the School to repay the loan has no fiscal benefit to the Town. Ham said, “Where this whole thing started going bad on us was the initial wording in the MOU saying anything we give you, you’ve got to repay. The Town as a whole, if we elect to continue to have a school system, it’s the Town’s responsibility to fund the school system. The school board has no money to repay unless we give it to them to repay. They can’t pay us with federal funds.” Ham also stated that if the Town raises property taxes to fund the school system and repay the bond, the Town can not ask the School to pay them back since those taxes would be slated support the School. So once again, the Town has scheduled a joint meeting with the school board scheduled for Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Center. All interested parties are urged to attend.

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shiloh baptist church will perform its Easter Cantata on April 13 and April 20 at the 11 a.m. service. Sounds of Praise will perform part 1 on the 13th and finish on the 20th. Also Grace Notes & Tiny Trebles will sing on Easter Sunday. Shiloh is located at 13457 Kings Hwy, KG. Visit or call (540) 469-4646. antioch baptist church invites you to join them in their Mid-week Revival Services leading up to their Annual Women’s Day. 2014 theme: “Throwing Fear Outdoors,” Revival services will start at 7 p.m. Wed. April 30-Fri. May 2. The 2014 Women’s Day Service will be held May 4 at 11 a.m. We ask that all women and young ladies wear: pastel colors on Women’s Day. Come join us as we will worship, honor and praise God together!. If you have any questions, please contact Antioch Baptist Church: (540) 775-2379; leave a voicemail. GOSPEL SING at the Colonial Beach Lions Club on Sunday, April 6 at 5 p.m. Featuring Peggy Lee and Friends. Open mike. Chili & Lasagne dinner to be served at no charge. Donations welcome. 717 Marshall Avenue, CB. popes creek baptist church will hold a bake sale/craft sale to fundraise for their R4L Team. April 12 from 8 a.m. until...Plan B BBQ in Montross. mountain view baptist church will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. Free event with a moon bounce, The Easter Story, egg dyeing, lunch and games. All are welcome. 6713 Passapatanzy Dr. KG. (540) 775-9468.

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new life ministries to present original Easter drama, “The Bride,” a thrilling story of redemption and love. Sunday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. On Route 205 heading into Col. Beach. (804) 224-8447. ebenezer baptist church of Supply & the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Ruther Glen will be hosting an evening of Song & Praise on Saturday, April 5 at 3 p.m. at the Caroline Middle School. Many special artists will perform. 13325 Devels 3 Jump Road in Milford. Little zion baptist church invites you to Prayer Breakfast on April 12 at 10 a.m. Guest speaker Minister Al Collins. Hosted by My sisters KeeperWomen’s Ministry. Musical selections by the Voices of DMV. 7748 Leedstown Rd. Col. Beach. 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. tabernacle baptist church is accepting registrations for their 2014 Summer Preschool program. Summer care dates June 2-Aug. 29.

Cost $140. per week. Hours 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Call (540) 775-2948 or go to www.tabernaclepreschool. com. Second mount zion baptist church invites you to a Reunion Concert of the Heaven Bound Mass Choir of Caroline County, 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. Psalm 55:14 We who had sweet fellowship together, walked in the house of God in the throng.

Save the Date Mark your calendar 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

Volunteers from the Love Thy Neighbor (LTN) program here in King George recently presented an update to the KG Board of Supervisors at a February meeting. Points covered included: introduction to the program; the new LTN Leadership Team; contact information; mission statement; the history of Love Thy Neighbor; and expressed the LTN’s appreciation and continuation of support for this necessary program. This ministry began over a year ago as a non-profit community Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. and is not affiliated with the King George Food Bank (Social Services) or Fredericksburg Food Bank. Food donations are distributed through our Food Pantry at the monthly events.     On the second Sunday of each month Love Thy Neighbor, along with 30-50 volunteers, help serve our neighbors in need. We also have many volunteers throughout the month to collect food and other resources. Some donate funds each month via mail, pay pal on the website or support our various fundraisers. Website: Email: Phone: (540)940-9846 Address:Love Thy Neighbor P.O. Box 16 KG, VA 22485 Many families make it through each month because of LTN. It is a blessing to them all.

Help needed to find owners of U.S. flags at Historyland Memorial Park Historyland Memorial Park on US 301 in King George has been the proud custodian of flags that were draped on caskets of military service members at the time of burial. At one time the cemetery had a ring of flag poles where those flags were flown on Memorial Day. Unfortunately, during the time that the memorial park was operated as Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens the flag poles were cut down. Historyland no longer has a means to fly these flags. We would like to return the flags to the owners but unfortunately in some cases we do not have current Carroll V. Elliott Len Inscoe Julian Lee Griffin, Jr. Frank H. Breault Brooke Mason Jesse L. Rowley Wayne A. Thompson Sidney E. Rawlings Peyton James Grover Loveless Raymond S. Collins, Jr. Addison G. Jones James G. White James W. Courtney S. Barnes Leslie J. Blackwell William E. Ward Clifford A. Wilkerson Edward C. Fore Thornton McDaniel

contact information for the family members. The cemetery’s records in many cases go back to the days when the community did not have 911 addresses. The records show route and box numbers, not street addresses. Below is a list of the names on the flags. We would like to hear from owners of the flags - the family members of those service members whose names are on the flags. Please contact Susan Muse at (540) 775-7733 or Lorene Rich at (804)761-6887 if you can help us to find a home for these flags. Thank you, Historyland Memorial Park Major Donald McKinney Glenn H. Weisenberger John J. Frye James M. Burrell Daniel M. McDaniel J. Clemons Clyde D. Stout Woodrow W. Kay Richard W. Goerlitz John E. Hart Col. Sammie Burns Wesley Vasser Maj. Robert W. Donner, USAF Joseph A. Kyrstofik Edgar L. Jenkins George W. Ford Herman Caster Earl P. Thompson W. Basil Trigger Paul G. Conner

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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 •

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

Holy Redeemer Anglican Church

Food Pantry open Thursdays at 10 a.m. Op Shop Open M-F 9 a.m.-noon (Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)


Two Rivers Baptist Church Meeting at their new church

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

Rev. Peyton Wiltshire

For Information call 540710-3831

Round Hill Baptist Church Worship & Service

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

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

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

Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish

Where all are welcome. Sunday Services:

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

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

For more information, visit our website at:

You're invited to worship with

3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436

(804) 443-4168

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

Macedonia Baptist Church

Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another— and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (NIV)

Tabernacle Baptist Church

Rev. Irving Woolfolk, Jr.

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

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

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

• 804-224-7221

Trinity United Methodist Church

9425 Kings Hwy., King George

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

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church


"A Church where everybody is somebody!"

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

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)

1 Washington Avenue PO Box 189 Colonial Beach, VA 22443 (804) 224-7030

(Psalm 34:3)

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

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

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.

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

Corner of Lossing and Boundary, Colonial Beach

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. 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Informal Hymn Singing 11 a.m. Worship & Children’s Sunday School

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church

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

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

Sunday School - 9:15 a.m. Nursery Provided Seeking to know the grace of God and to make it known to others.

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

Dave Bentz, Pastor Jason Schubert, Associate Pastor 13114 Kildee Farm Road King George, VA 22485 (off 301 and Blue Jay Meadow Drive)

Ph. (540) 775-9990 • email: web site

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

All are Welcome! (540) 775-7006

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

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

Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443

• 804-224-7221

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

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

Pastor Wm. T. Frye

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

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

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

Location: american Legion Post 89 (at the intersection of rt 206 and rt 610)

Each WEdnESday night for BiBlE Study

Location: at a member’s home PLease contact us at our e-maiL address for the Location

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

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Calendar filling up for ACS Relay 4 Life fundraising events

Area Death Eunice V. Johnson

Eunice V. Johnson, of Alexandria VA, died on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Alexandria. She was the beloved wife of the late Clayburn C. Johnson; mother of William G. Johnson; grandmother of Guy Johnson; great-grandmother of Audrey, Brittany, Tyler, Kaylynn and Hailey Johnson; and aunt of Carolyn Kroll. A memorial service was held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA, on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. Inurnment was in Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 6744 S. Kings Hwy, Alexandria, VA, 22310. Online guestbook is available at

Rappahannock United Way to offer 2 nights of FREE tax help at the Citizens’ Center Rappahannock United Way to offer FREE Tax Preparation and Financial Education Services again this tax season in King George county. 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: ¡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

SAT. APRIL 5: Community Yard sale is at the American Legion Post 89 on Route 206 from 7a.m.- 1p.m. Table & space for $10, which will be donated to the ACS R4L-KG. Contact Lisa at (540) 775-8316. Sell your stuff, or buy from us. Lunch will be available for purchase. FRI. APRIL 18: 6th Annual Golf 4 Wesley Tournament. Cameron Hill Golf Links, KG. Registration deadlilne April 11. Cost $75 per golfer over 18 and $50 for players 7-18. Includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch and door prizes and awards. For info & to register, go to Golf4Wesley@ SAT. APRIL 26: Cake walk at KG Family YMCA. From 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Need home made decorative cakes donated. Vie for title “Best looking Cake.� For information contact Ana (540) 775-6298 or email her at anaruiz108@ SAT. MAY 10: 3rd Annual Golf Cart Poker Run, organized by the Fight for Madison team. Rain or shine, 11 a.m.- noon. All in Colonial Beach, you drive around and get cards for poker hand. Call (804) 224-5000 or (804) 7611594 for cart rentals and more info. SAT. MAY 17: KG R4L event, field at KGMS. Come out in support of the teams and help fight the war against cancer.

KG Farmers’ Market to open 2014 season on April 26 !!

The Dahlgren Lions Club and King George Parks & Rec are joining forces for their annual Spring Fling on April 5 at the citizens center. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome! On hand will be food and a festival of fun that includes a free fitness checkup, a bike safety rodeo for children, crafters, vendors and more! County fire and rescue personnel will be offering free blood pressure checks. Vendors will also be selling crafts and goods. The event begins at 8 a.m. and will run until 5 p.m. Call (540) 775-4385 for more information. Free parking, free admission. A great way to break out of the winter doldrums.

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. Tickets on sale now for Mt. Vernon Wine Festival & Sunset Tour Limited tickets. Proceeds to benefit ongoing preservation & restoration of Mt. Vernon. (7830) 780-2000 or www. Rain or shine event. May 16-18. 6-9 p.m. WineFestival or at the ticket window.

Thur. April 3

Fancy’s Friends Dog Club will start obedience classes at Cedar Hill starting at 5:30 p.m. Call 7757728 for more info on how to get your dog ready for the State Dog Show. CB Historical Society to hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Cooper Memorial Library in CB. Open to the general public. Sen. Mark Warner to hold remote office hours 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. A representative from the office will be available to speak with citizens at Smoot Library during this time.

Sat. April 5

Middle Potomac Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner and Auction 4-6 p.m. Social. Dinner at 6 p.m. & Live auction at 7 p.m. $60 single. $100 a couple. Col. Bch. Elks Lodge, 719 Ferry Crossing Landing. Col. Beach. Call Mike (804) 445-4849. 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

Fri. April 11

CB NARFE Chapter 595 to meet at the Hunan Diner at Noon (payg). Guest speaker Dr. Robert Gates, VP Dahlgren Heritage Fdn. & Museum. 2nd Annual Lexi Ray Annual Golf Classic. 9 a.m. Shotgun. $100 per player, $400 per team. Lee’s Hill Golf Club. pventerprises1@hotmail. com (540) 809-5943.

Sat. April 12

Leedstown Resolutions DAR Chapter to hold informal lunch meeting for all members, prospective members and anyone interested in learning more about the DAR. 11 a.m. Contact hcneels@yahoo. com or (540) 663-5961 for location. KG-Family Y “Healthy Kids Day� annual event. 10-a.m.-1 p.m. Public invited to this free event.

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.

Mon. April 7

Regular meeting of the CBVFD-LA at 6:30 p.m. at the firehouse. All members are urged to attend. Regular meeting AARP Chapter 3951. 11:30 a.m. KGCC. Bring a covered dish to share. Regular meeting of the NN Audubon Chapter. Guest speaker, Sandy Spencer. 7 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church, Main St. Kilmarnock. Free & open to the public.

Wed. April 9

NN Food Bank to hold community Open House. 5:30-7:30 p.m. in celebration of their new warehouse location in Warsaw. 5116 Richmond Road, Warsaw. or (804) 577-0246. Public is invited. Join us for Paws for Reading from 4:30-5:30 p.m. This program is for children in Grades K-6 to stop by the Smoot Library to read to a therapy dog, trained to be an excellent listener. You may sign up for a 15 minute session to read to a new friend and earn a bookmark for your practice! Register online at our Events page or by calling (540) 775-7951.

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.

Wed. April 16

Dahlgren District Joint Town Hall meeting with Congressman Wittman at UMW Dahlgren. 7-9 p.m.

Thur. April 17

KG County Historical Society will meet in the Revercomb Bldg at 6 :30 p.m. Richard Compton local craftsman & artist will present handmade furniture. Public is invited.

April 25 & 26

Benefit for Colonial Beach Elem. School. “Rock the School� concert. Raffle, live music and more. High Tides in Colonial Beach. Wear your Drifter pride and get a free raffle ticket!. Facebook page: rocktheclass. Scheduled Community Event? Send the details to or call (540) 709-7495.

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other tips for growing the most popular plant in the home garden. Later in the season we’ll meet at Benny’s Farm for Tomatoes – Part II. For a complete list of the 2014 Green Talks programs, check the home page for the KG Extension Office under Programs (

george/index.html) or drop by the Extension Office for a paper copy. All Green Talks programs are free but advance registration is required to ensure adequate handouts and seats are available. For more information or to register, contact the KG Extension Office at (540) 775-3062.


5th Annual KGHS FFA Farm & Construction Toy Show and Sale Saturday April 12 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

KGHS Gymnasium 10100 Foxes Way King George VA This is the ONLY farm toy show in Eastern Virginia. It will feature tables full of tractors, implements, 1/16th to 1/64th; dcp trucks & parts, construction toys, and quality diecast. There will be many custom built toys, farm scenes & displays, and a good selection of toys for sale along with 1/64 scale parts. There will be door prizes and trophies for best display. All proceeds will go to the KGHS FFA. Food will be available for purchase. For more information contact A. S. Mitchell (540) 775-3535 EXT. 2181 or (804)445-5468. (not responsible for accidents)


Caledon State Park is preparing for the third annual Trash to Art event. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. SAT. April 26. The park is located at 11617 Caledon Road, KG VA, 22485. (540)663-3861; Email: Caledon@ Geo coordinates for the Park Entrance: Latitude 38.331150 Longitude -77.144683. Check in for the event is at the park picnic pavilion. Rides to the river shore are provided. Conducted in conjunction with Earth Day it is a combination of a Potomac River shore line cleanup and a Creative Art event. Participants that choose to, can use the trash they clean from the river shore to create Art Objects that are judged. Prizes are awarded. Participants should wear shoes appropriate for walking in areas with broken glass and rusty nails, prepare for sun exposure with hats, long sleeves, and use sun screen. For the creative part of the event participants also are asked to bring basic supplies and tools, such as lightweight wire, string, utility scissors, pliers or wire cutters and a hole punch or awl. Registration is required. Contact the park and let them know who, and how many in the party.

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2014 Green Talks series to start on April 8 It’s spring and that mean a new year of Green Talks programs! This free monthly program is offered during warm weather months by the King George Cooperative Extension Office with assistance from volunteer Master Gardeners. We ended the season last year with a program on Honey Bees presented by Mike Church of the Gateway BeeKeepers Association. Mike is pictured at right with some of the attendees during the sampling/Q&A session of his program. This year, the Green Talks program begins on Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30, at the KG Extension Office with a program on Tomatoes – Part 1. Benny Goodman, tomato grower extraordinaire, will address how and when to start tomatoes and lots of

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Sunday hunting goes into effect July 1st Mark Fike It took years for activists to get what they wanted. Starting July 1, hunters will be permitted, under certain circumstances, to hunt on private lands on Sundays. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ (VDGIF) website sums up the new law this way: “A person may hunt waterfowl, subject to restrictions imposed by the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and a landowner and his immediate family or a person with written permission from the landowner may hunt or kill any wild bird or wild animal, including nuisance species, on the landowner’s property. However, the aforementioned hunting activities cannot occur within 200 yards of a

house of worship and prohibits the hunting of deer or bear with a gun, firearm, or other weapon with the aid or assistance of dogs on Sunday. The Department is currently developing regulation amendments resulting from the new Sunday hunting legislation that will be presented to the Board of Directors at their April 8 board meeting and at their June 10 meeting. Final seasons and dates will be posted on the Department’s website July 1, as well as in the new 2014–2015 Hunting and Trapping in Virginia Guides, available statewide on August 1.” There is no real point in rehashing the issue, as it has not only passed but was signed into law. It was a very controversial issue with some just saying it was flat out wrong to allow Sunday hunting, and others saying

it was wrong to take the option away from private landowners to do what they wanted on their property on Sunday. I suspect it will remain controversial, and I have already started hearing grumbling from landowners and hunters about how this is going to cause problems for hunter and landowner relations; how those that like to go for walks in the woods on Sundays during hunting season now are going to have to be extra careful and so on. One prominent official painted the issue as urban vs. rural. After some thought, I feel that person may be correct. Regardless, change is on the way. Some of that change will impact everyone living in the state. Game officials are quickly trying to figure out how to change the seasons to adapt to the extra weekend day of

hunting. That extra weekend day is very likely going to affect hunting pressure. More out-of-state hunters will stay in our state to hunt on a weekend. More in-state hunters are going to hunt that day, particularly urban residents that want to come to rural Virginia to shoot some game. As a result, the seasons will be impacted, at least waterfowl and big game. The staff biologists’ recommendations are due to be put on the VDGIF website very soon, and then we will get a look at what we are in for. I did speak to a wildlife biologist, and his take on the matter was that they were striving to keep opening day for various weapons for big game on Saturdays. He did not comment on how long the seasons might or might not be. I am reluctant to speculate, but my

thought is that areas where there are high deer densities such as northern Virginia may not initially see a big change in when the season begins and ends. However, areas where deer are moderately populated may see shortened seasons (ending dates), and that may impact those of us that choose not to hunt Sundays. Small game hunters may not see much change at all until population numbers dictate otherwise. The first year or two of working with the Sunday hunting will be a work in progress, as biologists examine all the variables associated with the harvest data for turkey, deer and bear. Seasons will require tweaking. Waterfowl seasons are set by VDGIF, but the number of days that waterfowl can be hunted is set by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. So,

if VDGIF allows waterfowl hunting on Sunday, then that will certainly shorten the length of the traditional season or there will be intermittent closures throughout the season to extend it to the traditional end of January closure. Whatever your view on Sunday hunting, do remember that if you choose to hunt on Sunday, you should familiarize yourself with the restrictions. Remember that ALL hunters hunting on Sunday will be REQUIRED to have written permission to do so from the landowner. Landowners have the right to deny hunters not only to hunt their property, but they can simply deny them the right to hunt on Sunday. If they choose to do that, they should note it on their permission card that they sign for the hunter.

Outdoor Report Fishing is quite good. Anadromous fish are heading upriver, and pond anglers are taking plenty of fish as well. Hunting The youth day is April 5 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. Turkey seem to be plentiful out in fields. I think the old boys may be henned up in many locations though, but we will see! Fishing Rappahannock River — Ken’s Tackle Shop in Spotsylvania reported white perch caught at Little Falls on

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They are almost here - the dreaded cankerworm “Cankerworm” is an older name used for what we commonly nowadays call inchworms, loopers, measuring worms or spanworms. There are numerous caterpillars which use this inchworm behavior. Cankerworm larvae feed on tree leaves from late April to mid-June. The adult females of cankerworms are wingless and emerge to lay eggs in the late fall (fall cankerworms) or early spring (spring cankerworms). The cankerworm we have trouble with in this area that strips the trees of their leaves in the spring is mainly the fall cankerworm. Fall cankerworms emerge as adults in late fall, often during warmer periods in February. The wingless females are a dull grey color and crawl up on tree trunks to await a winged male. The males are about one inch long, dull grey in color and often have two light, wavy stripes on the forewings. After mating, the female lays a cluster of barrel-shaped eggs, often encircling small branches. The eggs overwinter and hatch in late April to early May. Occasionally adults emerge in March, especially in more northern areas. Fall cankerworm larvae grow to 3/4 to 1 inches long and are usually apple green to brownish green in color with a dark middle stripe and three narrow white lines on each side. Fall cankerworms have three pairs of fleshy prolegs at the end of the abdomen. Upon hatching in April and May, the young larvae rapidly feed on the fresh tender spring leaves of various trees. Periodic outbreaks of large numbers are especially annoying as the crowded larvae often hang from trees on a strand of silk. By late May to early June in Virginia, the larvae have matured, and they then descend to the ground on silk threads. The larvae then burrow into the ground to a depth of one to four inches, spin a silken cocoon and pupate. The pupae remain in the soil until the late fall, where they emerge as adults and then crawl up the tree to lay the next generation of eggs. Control Hints The most effective controls are

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directed towards trapping the wingless females but spraying the active larvae after they start feeding on the tree leaves also works with smaller, landscape trees. Strategy 1: Adult Trapping Banding the trunks of susceptible trees with sticky adhesives, such tanglefoot will trap females as they crawl up the trunk to mate and lay eggs. Trapped females may remain attractive to the males, which also get stuck in the sticky band. The best time to wrap a tree trunk with a sticky band is mid- to late-December until late-February – too early, and sticky bands can become saturated with falling leaves. Strategy 2: Horticultural Oil Sprays - The 2-3% dormant horticultural oil spray is quite effective against the eggs. Be sure to thoroughly wet the trunk bark if spring cankerworms are present. Reduce the oil rate, especially on maples, if the trees seem to be active in the spring. This is best done from early December through bud break in early spring. Strategy 3: Spray with Bacillus

thuringiensis (Bt) - This biological control is quite effective against young cankerworm and looper larvae. Wait until all the eggs have hatched but spray before the larvae get to be over inch long. Like any other sprays that need to be applied to the entire tree, this can be done only on smaller trees with handheld sprayers, so that the tree can be completely sprayed. For large trees, some professional arborists or companies can be hired to spray B.t. from the ground using a hydraulic sprayer. This costs some money but may be desirable for large specimen trees that add a lot of property value, particularly large

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014


King George Foxes upend Cougars in softball donnybrook Leonard Banks Sports editor On Friday evening, under the lights of King George High School Softball Stadium, Monica Brandts brought the music to the dance. The senior Fox delivered a banner game Foxes against conference rival Courtland (11) that featured a 3-3 performance, including a two-run homerun, a Cougars run, and three RBIs-which led to a 7-2 win. Led by freshman pitcher, Ashleigh Nalls, defensively, the Foxes (3-1) never froze under pressure. Nalls finished the game with 10 strikeouts, two walks, two hits, while giving up two runs. “Ashleigh certainly did her job, and she is only a freshman, but her strikeout count is very impressive, and will only get better,” Foxes head coach Renee Parker said. As for the Cougars, pitcher Vicki Varner gave up 10 hits, four walks, and two strikeouts.

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Team work all the way! After dispensing with Courtland, 7-2, the Foxes varsity softball team is off to another solid season.

Game After one and half scoreless innings, the Foxes capitalized on a scoring opportunity. After Brandts led off with

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a double, she later reached home on a series of two wild pitches. The Foxes extended their lead in the bottom of the third inning. During a bases loaded situation, Alexis Sheehan scored on a wild pitch, and moments later, Taylor Hughes drove Shelby King home on a RBI single—giving the Foxes a 3-0 lead. At the top of the fourth, the Cougars cut the Foxes’ lead (3-2) to one, as Courtland catcher Torie Little knocked a two-run homerun over the left center field wall. After picking up a run in the fourth on a Jaclynn Truxon RBI double, the Foxes offense blasted the Cougars for three additional runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. With one out, and two runners on base, Brandts blasted a towering homerun over the left field fence. The effort by Brandts extended the Foxes’ lead to 7-2. “We are striving to improve on our hitting so that our hits span the entire batting order instead of clustering, and leaving runners on base,” Parker said. “I remember that it is early in the season, and we have been inside a good deal of the time. During the game, we just reiterated every inning that their offensive effort has to match their defensive effort, and that it’s going to become increasingly difficult to win

“We are striving to improve on our hitting so that our hits span the entire batting order instead of clustering, and leaving runners on base.” —Renee Parker with three or four hits per game.” In the top of the seventh inning, the Cougars bravely made one last attempt at a comeback. With the bases loaded, and two outs, Nalls struck out Brook Belcastro for the final out. On Wednesday, the Foxes will host a conference game featuring Eastern View. Also, on Friday, the Foxes will host their final game of the week against James Monroe. Game time is 6 p.m. Due to press deadlines, Tuesday’s home game results against Caroline were not available.

KGMS T&F returns with talent Leonard Banks Sports editor This season, the King George Middle School track & field team is filled to the brim with talent. With a team comprised of 40 members, not including alternates that have chosen to work their way on to next year’s team via practice squad, the Foxes KGMS track & field program is armed to the teeth with talent. Thus far, during the first meet of the season against Walker Grant, several distance runners and relay teams have already broken four school records.

In the face of cancellations and weather related issues the Foxes have dug in their heels to take advantage of the resources afforded to them. “Kids were forced to use hallways, and the school’s cafeteria, which has made practice difficult,” KGMS Foxes track & field head coach Cathy Binder said. As for the girls, they are currently 1-0 in dual meet competition. Also, the team returns an abundance of veteran sprinters. Foxes girls’ athletes who have the propensity to impact a meet are as follows: Kyna Parker, Alimma Aguolu, Aubrey Wingeart, Cori French, Hannah Koepfinger,

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Foxes track & field excels at Caroline Season Opener Leonard Banks Sports editor

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Fox 800-meter standout, Fernando DeLaRosa (right).

Neither rain, snow nor cold temperatures would have prevented the Foxes girls’ outdoor track & field team from dominating a field of five area schools. Heidi Colwell was a one womanwrecking crew, as she placed first in the pole vault (9’), first in the 100meter hurdles, and had one of the best opening times in the 300-meters (49.9). After totaling 156, and winning all but one running event, it is relatively safe to say that the Lady Foxes have the potential to extend their consecutive division/conference wins to five at the end of the season. The Foxes girls also convincingly swept all three relay events. New on the Foxes track & field horizon are Shamaya Abdullah and Trenay Clark. Abdullah posted a first place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.20. Teammates DeAsia Callahan (27.65) and Trenay Clark (28.48) followed with second and third place finishes, respectively.

Clark also placed third in the 100meter dash with a time of 13.57. James Monroe’s Sharnea Brown was the girls’ top point producer with victories in the 100-meter dash, long jump, and triple jump. As for the boys, the meet’s top athlete was Caroline standout, Aason Pankey. Pankey posted 50 individual points in the 100-meter dash (11:31), 300-meter hurdles (41.70), high jump (5’10”), long jump (20’ 11.75”), and triple jump (41’6”). However, in spite of Pankey’s performance, the Foxes nearly squeaked out a win, losing by six points (127121). Interestingly, in light of the fact that Caroline and King George were the only area teams that competed in winter track, they also finished at the top of the team leader board. First place girls’ performances included: 100-meter hurdles, Heidi Colwell, KG, 17.28; 100-meter dash, Sharnea Brown, JM, 13.32; 1,600meter run, Miranda Green, KG, 5:21.28; 200-meter dash, Shamaya Abdullah, KG, 27.20; 300-meter hurdles, Alexandria Parent, CT,1:01.82; 3,200-meter run, Kristen Hornbaker,

KG, 12:27.92; 400-meter dash, Brittany Williams, KG, 1:02.31; 4x100meter relay, KG, 54.21; 4x400-meter relay, KG, 4:24.57; 4x800-meter relay, KG, 10:27.66; 800-meter run, Ashley Perkins, KG, 2:35.39; discus, Alexis Clark, WGMS, 107”3”; high jump, Sheffene Chancellor, Chan., 5’1”; long jump, Sharnea Brown, JM, 15’ 3.5”; pole vault, Heidi Colwell, KG, 9’; shot put, Alexis Clark, WGMS, 37’ 1.50’; triple jump, Sharnea Brown, JM, 34’ 5”. First place boys’ performances included: 100-meter dash, Aason Pankey, Car., 11.31; 100-meter hurdles, Christopher Jackson, Car., 15.51; 1,600-meter run, Neil Schubel, Chan.,4:32.26; 200-meter dash, Davion Hutt, KG, 22.82; 300-meter hurdles, Aason Pankey, Car., 41.70; 3,200-meter run, Jacob Watson, KG, 10:11.16; 400-meters, Ezugo Agulou, KG, 52.19; 4x100-meter relay, Car., 44.45; 4x400-meter relay, KG, 3:31.73; 4x800-meter relay, KG, 8:33.21; 800meter run, Fernando DeLaRosa, KG, 2:07.63; discus, Daniel Forjan, JM, 130’ 9”; high jump: Aason Pankey, Car., 5’ 10”; long jump, Aason Pankey,

Car., 20’ 11.75”; pole vault, Jonathan Graham, KG, 13’; shot put, Daniel Forjan, JM, 45’; triple jump, Aason Pankey, Car., 41’ 6”. On Wednesday, the Foxes will travel to Fauquier for a Conference 22 showdown with every team featured in the division. The meet is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. KGHS outdoor track & field team car wash On Friday, April 11, at the King George Middle School, the King George High School outdoor track & field team will feature a car wash. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., members of the team will wash cars for $5. Proceeds will benefit the outdoor track & field program, and tickets are available for purchase by contacting any member of the team. Support the team that represents your county. Go Foxes!

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It all starts on the practice field, and the KGMS outdoor track & field team is taking full advantage of any day without rain or snow.

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King George High School boy’s standout, and number one seed, Zack Kagley.

KGHS tennis news update Leonard Banks Sports editor Foxes boys’ tennis Top-seeded King George senior Zach Kagley continues to be undefeated this season in singles competition. After four matches, Kagley is 4-0. As for the Foxes boys’ tennis team, they suffered a close 5-4 conference 22 lost to Fauquier on Monday night. Although Kagley and Devin Drake convincingly defeated their rivals 10-6, the Foxes fell behind in the singles portion of the competition. Later during doubles competition, Kagley and Zack O’Campo helped to rally the Foxes back with a 10-6 win over Evans and Usrey. Also, Drake, and Anthony Wood defeated Fauquier’s Kaleb Scott, and Michael Dodey, 10-5 to tie the match at 4-4. However, Samuel Opper, and Jonathan Turner defeated Kaleb Sabo, and Kyle Shea, 10-1 to lift visiting Fauquier over the Foxes, 5-4. Foxes vs. Chancellor Kagley got the Foxes started in a positive direction early against Chancellor, as he defeated Cameron Johnson, 10-4. O’Campo edged Charger Josh Ransom, 10-7, while both Wood and Logan Kraisser defeated their opponents to give the Foxes a 4-2 early lead over Chancellor during the singles portion of the match. Although Chancellor edged the Foxes, 2-1 in doubles competition, Drake and doubles teammate Wood defeated Zack Musten and Tion Edmonds to lift the Foxes over the Chargers, 2-1. Results from the away match featuring Spotsylvania were not available due to Tuesday press deadlines. The Foxes boys’ tennis team is currently 2-2. Foxes girls’ tennis Recently, the Foxes girls’ tennis team defeated Chancellor 8-1 to improve their record to 2-1. Except for Ashley Prosser’s 10-0

win over Katie Bailey, the Foxes dominated the singles and doubles portion of the meet. Singles results: Ashley Prosser (CH) defeated Katie Bailey (KG), 10-0; Amelia Howell (KG) defeated Alexis McGee (CH), 10-0; Andrea Wine (KG) defeated Jenny Lovas (CH) 10-5; Emily Martin (KG) defeated Anna Du (CH), 10-2; Bind Duong (KG) defeated Megan

Church (CH) 10-5; Megan Sewell (KG) defeated Michaela Daye (CH) 10-3. Doubles results: Katie Bailey and Amelia Howell (KG) defeated Ashley Prosser/Alexis McGee 106; Andrea Wine and Binh Duong (KG) defeated Nansi Rodriquez and Desirae Tures, 8-5; Emily Martin and Megan Sewell (KG) defeated Jenny Lovas and Pepper Taylor, 8-4.

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King George Middle School t&f splits with Walker Grant Leonard Banks Sports editor On Tuesday, the King George Middle School Foxes track & field teams hosted and competed in their first meet of the season against Walker Grant. The Foxes girls defeated the Lady Tigers 68-35, while the Walker Grant boys’ team more than doubled its score against its King George rivals, 70-33. After placing in five events, Elimma Aguolu was the Foxes top girls’ scorer of the day. Foxes girls’ results included: team: KGMS 68, Walker Grant 35; 4x800meter relay: Aubrey Wingeart, Hannah Koepfinger, Brianna Green, Cori French, 1st , school record,

11:14; high jump: Kyna Parker, 4’8”; 1st, long jump: Hannah Koepfinger, 1st, 13’5”; Elimma Aguolu, 2nd, 13”, 1”; Kyna Park, 3rd, 12’8”; shot put: Elimma Aguolu, 2nd, 29’; Amber Spuchesi, 3rd, 24’6”; discus: Elimma Aguolu, 2nd, 52’5”; 100-meter hurdles: Brianna Green, 1st, 18.63; 100-meters dash: Kyna Parker, 1st, school record 1600-meters; Aubrey Wingeart, 1st, 5:49.32; Hannah Koepfinger, 2nd, 6:17.72; 400-meters: Cori French, 1st, school record, 66 seconds; 800-meters: Hannah Koepfinger, 1st, school record, 2:36.61; 200-meters: Kyna Parker, 1st, 28.75; Elimma Agulou, 2nd, 29.28; 4x400-meter relay: Amber Spuchesi, Briana Green, DeChar Lane, Cori French, 1st,

4:41.96. Foxes boys’ results included: team: Walker Grant 70, King George, 33; 4x800 meter relay: Kyle Shea, Tyler Knepshield, Jonathan Watson, Michael Habgood, school record, 10:14; 1600-meter run: Michael Habgood, 1st, 5.33. Kyle Shea, 3rd, 5:55; 400-meter run: Abe Martinez, 1st, 1:04.34; Jonathan Watson, 2nd, 1:05.37; Stephen Thorsted, 3rd, 1:05.79; 200-meters dash: Jayden Parker, 1st, 26.59; Jonathan Watson, 3rd, 28.51; shot put: Jordan Price, 3rd, 26’ 5 ½”; discus: Jordan Price, 2nd, 63’9”; Connor Raich, 3rd, 62’1”; long jump: Darrin Hughes, 2nd, 13’11”; high jump: Jayden Parker & Jeremiah Nance tied for 3rd, 4’4”.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014


W&L softball seeks redemption Richard Leggitt The Washington & Lee Lady Eagles softball team won just three games last year and was winless in district play. But with a new season and a new team, W&L Coach Lacey Morris is counting on improvement this year. “We have an outstanding shortstop returning for her fourth year on the varsity team, Victoria Minor,” Morris said. “She went two for three in our last game with a triple and a single, walked, and reached on an error. She scored 3 of the 15 runs in that game, a win over Charles City. She is an AllDistrict player and a team captain.” Minor, who has been All-District for three years on a row, will lead a softball team that returns top pitcher Morgan Hutt ,but lost to graduation two All-District players in catcher Tori Swann and centerfielder Haley Balderson. The Lady Eagles were 3-15 for the season last year, and 0-10 in district

play. “We hope to finish out better than last year,” Morris said. “Our hopes for the season are to finish with more wins,” said Morris. “We were winless in the district last year and are hoping to change that.”   Morris’ Lady Eagles lost to West Point 6 to 3 at home to open the season.  The game was tied 3 to 3 going into the seventh inning, when West Point rallied for the win. Weather has delayed several games this season, so W&L will be making up time this week. The Lady Eagles were scheduled to play, away at Charles City Wednesday, and away at West Point Thursday, and Friday home against Caroline. Next week, W&L plays at home against St. Margaret’s and Colonial Beach.  The key to the W&L season may be Minor, a hard-hitting player who is an aggressive shortstop and the leader of Morris’ young team.   “We will be very sad to see her leave when the season is over,” Morris said.

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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs prepare for the upcoming season Leonard Banks Sports editor Maryland Blue Crabs fever has officially arrived! As the regular season (April 24) draws near, the closest professional baseball organization to the King George area will soon host spring training. On April 12, the entire Southern Maryland region will explode with baseball fever. With four exhibition games, the 2014 Crustacean Celebration Fan Fest, Community Caravan Day and two exhibition games at Regency

Furniture Stadium the team will hold on April 14 and 15, baseball fans will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy America’s favorite pastime. The community of Waldorf will be flooded with Blue Crab members as they celebrate Community Caravan Day. Split into groups, players will visit local charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Southern Maryland area. As for the Crustacean Fan Fest event, 16 fans will have an opportunity to team up with Blue Crab players in a charity softball game.

News outlets will get a rare opportunity to interact with the players during Media Day on April 17. The media-only event will take place during the 10 a.m. workout. Preseason play opens up against the York Revolution on Sunday, April 20, at Santander Stadium in York, PA. Three games later, the Blue Crabs will finish their preseason play against the College of Southern Maryland. Game time is 5 p.m. on April 23, at Regency Furniture Stadium. Gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m., and admission will be accepted

Staff reports It was total monsoon! On Saturday, in spite of missing three starting offensive linemen and two defensive starters, and playing in the hostile venue of Montgomery Blair High School, the Fredericksburg Bears ground out their second win of the season over the Germantown Gladiators, 6-0. Heroics were needed from every part of the team to pull off the victory. Bear running back, TJ Ford topped 100 yards for the first time

this season, while tight end Travis Roberts lifted the Bears’ aerial attack with a big catch in traffic on third and 15 that resulted in field position inside the Gladiators’ redzone. Bear quarterback, Darren Baker used his legs and a key block by Ford for the game’s only touchdown. Despite inclement weather conditions, and a tough Gladiator defense which held the Bears offensive in check, the Bears defense held up. Led by linebacker Lance Jones and Sid Thompson, the Bears kept the Gladiators outside the 40-

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in the form of donations. “Spring training is almost here,” said Blue Crabs General Manager Patrick Day. “It’s so important for the team to get acclimated to the area, but most importantly, it’ll be exciting for the fans to get early access to the team before the actual season begins.” The independent league baseball organization has existed for seven seasons in Southern Maryland. Loved by the entire community, the Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League.

Fredericksburg Bears win slugfest over Germantown Gladiators

KGYAA flag football prepares for opening day With the start of the 2014 King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) spring flag football season a little over one week away now, the association’s 320 football and cheerleading participants are busily preparing for opening day. Unfortunately, these preparations have anything but easy, given the cruel weather which seemed to dominate most of last month. Between snowstorms, rainstorms, and regularly saturated practice fields, many teams have simply had a rough time settling

into a consistent training routine. Cancellations simply wreaked havoc on every team’s well-laid plans. But now with the weather seemingly improving daily, and with the association providing teams with extra practices, things are definitely looking up. The KGYAA’s opening day is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 at Sealston Elementary School, with it projected to conclude on Saturday, June 7 with the playing of the annual Spring Fever Bowl championships. For more information, visit the KGYAA on Facebook or at www.

WWAST correction The softball tournament featuring the Wounded War Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) will not be appearing in the upcoming April 26 tournament. However, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the WWAST program. Efforts are being made to bring the team to this area in the future.

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TRUSTEE’S SALE OF 8296 Zynel Lane King George, VA 22485


The King George County Economic Development Authority has changed the time to convene its monthly meetings for the remainder of 2014 and January 2015. The EDA meetings will continue to be held on the second Thursday of each month for the remainder of 2014 and January 2015, and will convene at 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $307,000.00, dated March 23, 2007, recorded among the land records of the Circuit Court for the County of King George on March 28, 2007, as Instrument Number 20070328000124730, the undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction, at the main entrance of the courthouse for the Circuit Court of King George County, 9483 Kings Highway, King George, VA on April 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address and briefly described as: LOT ‘’12’’ OF THORNHILL ESTATES UPON A PLAT OF SURVEY MADE BY WILLIAM W. WEBB, JR., C.L.S., DATED MARCH 15, 1984 DULY RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF KING GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA IN PLAT BOOK 11, AT PAGE 95.. Tax ID: 16-39M. TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of $12,000.00 or 10% of the sale price, whichever is lower, will be required in cash, certified or cashier’s check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Trustee may forfeit deposit. Additional terms to be announced at sale. This is a communication from a debt collector. This notice is an attempt to collect on a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Loan Type: Conv/FHLMC (Trustee # 547447) Substitute Trustee: ALG Trustee, LLC, C/O Atlantic Law Group, LLC PO Box 2548, Leesburg, VA 20177, (703) 777-7101, website: http://www. FEI # 1074.00129 03/26/2014, 04/02/2014

The Board of Supervisors of King George County will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2014 tax rates at the Horace A. Revercomb Administration Building Board Room, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia, 22485 at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The tax rates shown below have been approved for advertisement by the Board of Supervisors. Real Property Assessment Decrease: The total assessed value of real property, as of January 1, 2014, excluding additional assessments due to new construction or improvements to property, is decreased by 4.1% when compared to assessed value of real property, as of January 1, 2013. Tax Rate Increase Necessary to Off-set Assessment Decrease: The tax rate which would levy the same amount of real estate tax as last year, when multiplied by the new total assessed value of real estate, with the exclusions mentioned above, would be $0.56 per $100 of assessed value. This rate shall be known as the “equalized tax rate�.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Thursday, May 8, 2014 Thursday, June 12, 2014 Thursday, July 10, 2014 Thursday, August 14, 2014 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Thursday, October 9, 2014 Thursday, November 13, 2014 Thursday, December 11, 2014 Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Board of Supervisors has the right to adopt tax rates equal to or lower than those which are advertised below: COUNTY OF KING GEORGE 2014 TAX CLASSIFICATIONS AND PROPOSED RATES

All meetings will be held in the Board Room of the Revercomb Administration Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, VA., unless otherwise advertised.

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$0.53 $0.59

Personal Property $3.20 $3.25

Machinery & Tools $2.50 $2.50

All levies are per $100 assessed valuation at fair market value Following the public hearing, the Board of Supervisors may fix an appropriate tax levy for real estate, mobile homes, personal property, and machinery and tools for calendar year 2014. The Board of Supervisors is not obligated to adopt the proposed tax rates, but may adjourn to subsequently meet and fix tax levies.


Anyone having questions regarding the above may contact the County Administrator’s office, (540) 775-9181, Monday through Friday, during regular working hours. Written comments may be submitted to the County Administrator’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 15, 2014.


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TRUSTEE’S SALE OF 5179 Mallards Landing Drive King George, VA 22485

In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $234,921.00, dated November 23, 2009, recorded among the land records of the Circuit Court for the County of King George on December 4, 2009, as Instrument Number 20091204000069620, the undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction, at the main entrance of the courthouse for the Circuit Court of King George County, 9483 Kings Highway, King George, VA on May 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address and briefly described as: LOT 56, SECTION TWO, MALLARD'S LANDING SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT OF HARRY A.V. LUNDSTROM, JR., C.E., DATED MAY, 1988, AND RECORDED IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF KING GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA,IN PLAT BOOK 13, AT PAGES 124 AND 125.. Tax ID: 9F-2-56. TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of $11,000.00 or 10% of the sale price, whichever is lower, will be required in cash, certified or cashier’s check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Trustee may forfeit deposit. Additional terms to be announced at sale. This is a communication from a debt collector. This notice is an attempt to collect on a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Loan Type: VA (Trustee # 548211) Substitute Trustee: ALG Trustee, LLC, C/O Atlantic Law Group, LLC PO Box 2548, Leesburg, VA 20177, (703) 777-7101, website: http://www. FEI # 1074.00160 04/02/2014, 04/09/2014 4/2/14, 4/9/14

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We are pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginia’s Policy for achieving equal housing opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap. All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginia’s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. For more information or to file a housing complaint call the Virginia Fair Housing Office at (804) 367-8530. Toll free call (888) 551-3247. For the hearing impaired call (804) 3679753.


The Colonial Beach Town Council is seeking Public Input on marketing the following townowned properties: • Eleanor Mobile Home Park • Boardwalk Properties Public comment is encouraged. Citizens are invited to provide input to the Town Council at the meeting to be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., Town Center, 22 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA 22443. Eleanor Mobile Home Park is a vacant, approximately two-acre parcel of land on the southern end of Colonial Beach (aka “The Point”). Town-owned boardwalk properties are located on the Frances Karn Boardwalk from Colonial Avenue to Hawthorn Street. For more information or to request assistance in order to participate, please call Town Hall at 804-224-7181.

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Public Notice No.: WSL-035-14 First Publication Date: March 26, 2014 The Virginia Department of Health has under consideration a request for a Categorical Exclusion from an Environmental Assessment for a waterworks project proposed to be funded through the Virginia Water Supply Revolving Fund. The applicant is the Town of Colonial Beach. Project Description: The project is located in northeastern Westmoreland County, Virginia, in the Town of Colonial Beach. The project will include the installation of an above ground storage tank to replace two below ground concrete storage reservoirs, installation of 12,874 residential and commercial water meters, replacement of 6,350 linear feet of undersized and failing water mains, an emergency generator and security cameras at the Robin Grove site. Approximately 2,331 connections will benefit from the project. The applicant feels that the project meets the following exclusion categories established by the Department: 1) Water line replacement/ rehabilitation to correct exfiltration water loss problems or problems associated with inadequate water pressure. Rehabilitation of drinking water facilities such as reservoirs or storage facilities. 2) Replacement of existing equipment or structures at their present location. These activities also include reconstruction of curbs and sidewalks, street repaving, and building modifications, renovations and improvements. Documentation supporting this request includes: Categorical Exclusion requests, made by the Town of Colonial Beach, dated September 19, 2013 and FCAP Environmental Review documentation of site visit made on November 6, 2013. Prior to implementing construction, the applicant will obtain all applicable permits and approvals. On the basis of a review of the request and support documentation, the Virginia Department of Health proposes to approve the request.


Call Steve at Persons may comment in writing to the Department on the proposed 540-775-2024 approval of the “Categorical Exclusion within 30 days from the first publication date. Comments shall include the name, address and telephone number for all your of the writer and shall contain a complete, concise statement of the factual on the proposed budgets as shown below. The public hearing is held pursuant The Board of Supervisors of King George County will hold a public hearing Business at the Horace & A. Revercomb basis for the comments. Only those comments received within this period to Section 15.2-2506 of the Code of Virginia, as amended, and in compliance Administration Building Board Room, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, will be considered by the Department. Following the comment period, the with the County’s Financial Policies providing for public comment on the April 15, 2014, on the proposed budgets as shown below. The public hearing is held pursuant to Section 15.2Personal Department will make its determination regarding the approval. proposed budget. citizens have the right and areand encouraged to attend 2506 ofAll the Code of Virginia, as amended, in compliance with the County’s Financial Policies providing for this public hearing and state views on budget. the proposed budget. public comment ontheir the proposed All citizens have the right and are encouraged to attend this public All comments should be addressed to: Steven D. Pellei, P.E., Director, Printing The budget proposal is prepared and for information and fiscal hearing and state their views onpublished the proposed budget. Division of Construction Assistance, Planning and Policy, Virginia Department Needs planning purposes only. The inclusion in the budget of any items does not of Health, Office of Drinking Water, 109 Governor Street, 6th Floor, KING GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA The Board of Supervisors of King George County will hold a public hearPUBLIC HEARING – Room, PROPOSED ing at the Horace A. Revercomb Administration Building Board 10459BUDGET YEAR JULY 1,April 201415, TO JUNE 30, 2015 Courthouse Drive, King George, VirginiaFISCAL at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, 2014,

The budget proposal is prepared and of published forofinformation and fiscal planning purposes only. The constitute a commitment or obligation on the part the Board Supervisors Richmond, Virginia 23219 inclusion in to theappropriate budget of anyany items does constitute of King George County funds fornot that projectaorcommitment purpose. or obligation on the part of the Board of Supervisors of King George County to appropriate any funds for that project or purpose. The budget has been The budget has been presented on the basis of the estimates and requests on the basis of theby estimates submitted to the County Administrator by officers and submitted topresented the County Administrator officersand andrequests department heads department heads of the County and as reviewed and amended by the Board of Supervisors. There is no of the County and as reviewed and amended by the Board of Supervisors. designation or allocation of any funds of King George County until there has first been an appropriation for that There is no designation or allocation of any funds of King George County purpose by the Board of Supervisors. The budget is for informative and fiscal planning purposes and will not until there has been an appropriation that purpose by the Board befirst approved, adopted, or ratified for by the Board of Supervisors at thisofpublic hearing. KingSERVICE George County Service Authority 4/1/2014 Proposed KING GEORGE COUNTY AUTHORITY PROPOSED RATES Supervisors. The budget is for informative and fiscal planning purposes and KING GEORGE COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY PROPOSED RATES 4/1/2014 FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 Fiscal Year 2014/2015 will not be approved, adopted, or ratified by the Board of Supervisors at FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 ADOPTED PROPOSED this public hearing. ADOPTED PROPOSED RATES RATES DIFF $ FY 2014-15 PROPOSED BUDGET RATES RATES DIFF $


PROPOSED REVENUES General Property Taxes Other Local Taxes Licenses, Permits, Fees Fines and Forfeitures Use of Money and Property Charges for Services Recovered Costs Miscellaneous Total Local Sources

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

20,991,415 5,913,600 7,159,100 193,500 295,175 2,026,224 263,500 177,100 37,019,614

Revenues from the Commonwealth Non-categorical Aid Shared Expenses Categorical Aid Total State Funds

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2,281,868 1,723,817 23,488,001 27,493,686

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Revenues from the Federal Government


Board of Supervisors County Administrator County Attorney (Legal Srvs) Human Resources Commissioner of Revenue Reassessment Treasurer Department of Finance Information Technology Electoral Board Registrar Circuit Court Combined Courts Magistrate Clerk of the Circuit Court Clerk of the Circuit Court Tech Trust Fund

68,294 315,995 205,488 123,171 380,260 1,650 295,012 811,527 353,210 62,171 122,767 39,367 21,075 3,650 417,490 15,000

Law Library Victim & Witness Asst. Prog Commonwealth Attorney Sheriff DUI Enforcement Grant JAG Assistance Grant E-911 Department of Emergency Services KG fire & Rescue EMS grants Ambulance Fee for Service County/City Operated Institutions VJCCA/CHINS Animal Control Landfill Engineering/Public Works Litter Control Depart of General Properties (Park Oper) Health Department-outside agency Administration-DSS Public Assistance Purchase of Services Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) Dept of Parks & Recreation Citizen's Center Dept of Community Development Planning Com//Zoning Board VPI Extension Office Economic Development Non-Departmental School Operating Fund Fund 252 - Federal Grants School Cafeteria Capital Improvement Fund Debt Service Fund Recreation Activity Fund Law Enforcement Project Fund Wireless Authority Smoot Library Tourism Fund Unobligated Expenditures TOTAL PROPOSED EXPENDITURES

13,000 22,838 549,310 3,562,010 10,135 3,500 719,404 3,018,486 437,870 140,077 42,793 1,006,101 60,113 296,101 206,100 98,987 5,350 1,438,600 308,415 1,781,496 180,500 251,400 2,109,765 327,597 44,542 721,653 19,629 126,874 146,232 339,727 35,934,976 1,290,785 1,483,829 531,642 6,554,857 403,574 22,500 15,000 509,972 84,000 146,196 $

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FY 14/15 FY 14/15

$3,531.00 $3,531.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $3,969.00 $3,969.00 $5,855.00 $5,855.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $4,166.00 $4,166.00

$3,531.00 $3,531.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $3,969.00 $3,969.00 $5,855.00 $5,855.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $4,166.00 $4,166.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$4,066.00 $4,066.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $4,662.00 $4,662.00 $6,420.00 $6,420.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $5,257.00 $5,257.00

$4,066.00 $4,066.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $4,662.00 $4,662.00 $6,420.00 $6,420.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $5,257.00 $5,257.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$4,661.00 $4,661.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $5,257.00 $5,257.00 $6,996.00 $6,996.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $5,855.00 $5,855.00

$4,661.00 $4,661.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $5,257.00 $5,257.00 $6,996.00 $6,996.00 $1,162.00 $1,162.00 $5,855.00 $5,855.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$5,257.00 $5,257.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $5,855.00 $5,855.00 $8,136.00 $8,136.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $6,420.00 $6,420.00

$5,257.00 $5,257.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $5,855.00 $5,855.00 $8,136.00 $8,136.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $6,420.00 $6,420.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$6,151.00 $6,151.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $6,420.00 $6,420.00 $8,732.00 $8,732.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $6,996.00 $6,996.00

$6,151.00 $6,151.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $6,420.00 $6,420.00 $8,732.00 $8,732.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $6,996.00 $6,996.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$6,300.00 $6,300.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $6,996.00 $6,996.00 $9,328.00 $9,328.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $7,592.00 $7,592.00

$6,300.00 $6,300.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $6,996.00 $6,996.00 $9,328.00 $9,328.00 $1,745.00 $1,745.00 $7,592.00 $7,592.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$7,590.00 $7,590.00 $2,333.00 $2,333.00 $8,136.00 $8,136.00 $10,516.00 $10,516.00 $2,333.00 $2,333.00 $8,732.00 $8,732.00

$7,590.00 $7,590.00 $2,333.00 $2,333.00 $8,136.00 $8,136.00 $10,516.00 $10,516.00 $2,333.00 $2,333.00 $8,732.00 $8,732.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$8,136.00 $8,136.00 $4,662.00 $4,662.00 $9,328.00 $9,328.00 $11,660.00 $11,660.00 $4,662.00 $4,662.00 $9,924.00 $9,924.00

$8,136.00 $8,136.00 $4,662.00 $4,662.00 $9,328.00 $9,328.00 $11,660.00 $11,660.00 $4,662.00 $4,662.00 $9,924.00 $9,924.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$9,328.00 $9,328.00 $4,662.00 $4,662.00 $10,516.00 $10,516.00 $12,850.00 $12,850.00 $4,662.00 $4,662.00 $11,111.00 $11,111.00

$9,328.00 $9,328.00 $4,662.00 $4,662.00 $10,516.00 $10,516.00 $12,850.00 $12,850.00 $4,662.00 $4,662.00 $11,111.00 $11,111.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Equivalent Residential Connections (ERC's) : Equivalent Residential Connections (ERC's) : Water $1,831.00 Water $1,831.00 Wastewater $2,749.00 Wastewater $2,749.00 Debt $3,205.00 Debt $3,205.00

$1,831.00 $1,831.00 $2,749.00 $2,749.00 $3,205.00 $3,205.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Per each additional ERC Per each additional ERC Per each additional ERC Per each additional ERC Per each additional ERC Per each additional ERC

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Per 1000 gallons Per 1000 gallons Per 1000 gallons Per 1000 gallons Rate structure change Rate structure change Rate structure change Rate structure change

6" Meters 6" Meters Water Availability Water Availability Water Connection Water Connection Water "Debt" Fee Water "Debt" Fee Wastewater Availability Wastewater Availability Wastewater Connection Wastewater Connection Wastewater "Debt" Fee Wastewater "Debt" Fee 8" Meters 8" Meters Water Availability Water Availability Water Connection Water Connection Water "Debt" Fee Water "Debt" Fee Wasterwater Availability Wasterwater Availability Wastewater Connection Wastewater Connection Wastewater "Debt" Fee Wastewater "Debt" Fee

Usage Fees Usage Fees Water consumption fee Water consumption fee Wastewater Consumption fee Wastewater Consumption fee Water Debt Service User Fee Water Debt Service User Fee Sewer Debt Service User Fee Sewer Debt Service User Fee

$4.26 $4.26 $9.94 $9.94 $18.22 $18.22 $28.98 $28.98

$4.26 $4.26 $9.94 $9.94 $18.22 $18.22 $28.98 $28.98

*Minimum Bi-Monthly Residential Bill *Minimum Bi-Monthly Residential Bill

$118.20 $118.20

$118.20 $118.20

0% 0%

$0.00 Based on 5,000 gall $0.00 Based on 5,000 gall

** Average Bi-Monthly Residential Bill ** Average Bi-Monthly Residential Bill

$175.00 $175.00

$175.00 $175.00

0% 0%

$0.00 Based on 9,000 gall $0.00 Based on 9,000 gall

Bulk Water Sales Bulk Water Sales Vehicles over 3,000 gal capacity Vehicles over 3,000 gal capacity Vehicles up to 3,000 gal capacity Vehicles up to 3,000 gal capacity Per 1,000 gal or any part thereof Per 1,000 gal or any part thereof

$44.48 $44.48 $24.85 $24.85 $7.42 $7.42

$44.48 $44.48 $24.85 $24.85 $7.42 $7.42

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Unusual Wastewater Fee Unusual Wastewater Fee

$29.93 $29.93

$29.93 $29.93

$0.00 Per 1000 gallons $0.00 Per 1000 gallons

Septic Disposal Rate Septic Disposal Rate

$63.85 $63.85

$63.85 $63.85

$0.00 Per 1000 gallons $0.00 Per 1000 gallons

$250.00 $250.00

$250.00 $250.00

New Utility Account Deposit New Utility Account Deposit

Flat Fee Flat Fee Flat Fee Flat Fee

Per vehicle Per vehicle Per vehicle Per vehicle Per gallon Per gallon

The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Robert H. Combs Board Room in the Revercomb Administration Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Robert H. Combs Board Room in the Revercomb Administration Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia. Those wishing to provide written comments concerning the proposed budget may do so by sending written comments Virginia. Those wishing to provide written comments concerning the proposed budget may do so by sending written comments to: to: King George County Service Authority King George County Service Authority General Manager General Manager 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200 King George, VA 22485 King George, VA 22485


A copy of the proposed budget is available for review in the County Administrator’s Office, on the King George County web site, and Any questions regarding the proposed budget may be directed to the General Manager's Office. Any questions regarding proposed budget may be directed to the General Manager's Office. A copy of the proposed budget is available for review in the County Administrator’s Office, on thethe King George the Smoot Memorial Library. (540) 775-2746, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (540) 775-2746, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. County web site, and the Smoot Memorial Library. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS




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Maybe Global Warming isn’t so bad after all Just how serious is global warming? No matter who you think caused it, man, or some natural cycle, the answer is that global warming presents a threat to our ecosystems and puts millions, if not billions, of people at risk. Floods and storms will get worse, David S. Kerr droughts in dry regions will be more severe, entire species could disappear, and cities we have come to know and love may no longer be sustainable in their current locations. It takes a monumental engineering effort to sustain New Orleans, and the same is becoming true for New York and London. So, having said that, it probably represents some form of environmental heresy for me to suggest that global warming could offer some benefits. That’s not to say

that the benefits outweigh the costs, because they probably don’t, but not everyone is going to find global warming such a bad thing. Late last year, for the first time in history, a Danish cargo ship, specially reinforced for ice conditions, crossed the Northwest Passage. This is a world-changing event. For centuries, beginning with the earliest days of sail by the great seafaring nations, humans have tried to find a sea passage over the top of Canada. It cuts thousands of miles off the journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific, but the problem has been that this route has always been clogged with ice. Until recently, not even our best ice cutters could have managed it. But now, with the ice receding, there is a bright future for international commerce through this once impenetrable natural barrier. The benefits could be considerable. At the same time, and this will make my environmentalist friends equally nervous, it opens up vast areas of this once icedover region to oil and gas explora-

Tourism: A missed opportunity for King George? Dr. Robert V. Gates Is King George County missing an opportunity? And if so, is it too late to do something about it? When it comes to tourism, I think the answers to those two questions are “yes” and “no.” We can do something about it. Let me explain. There’s no question that economic development is critical to the growth and fiscal health of the county. That’s why those of us who have worked to open the Dahlgren Heritage Museum are so excited about the support our high-profile facility at the foot of the Nice Bridge can give to economic development through tourism. The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC), recently reported that tourism is playing an increasingly important part in meeting economicgrowth objectives statewide. How? Another report, this one prepared by the Research Department of the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) last August, shows that tourism is one of the top five sources of jobs in the Commonwealth and is continuing to increase. The report also notes that tourism employment is relatively recession-proof and adds to economic diversity. Most importantly, the forecast for the national tourism industry is rosy. The VTC report reminds us that’s also true for Virginia. Indeed, statewide tourism-related expenditures are expected to grow by 5.6 percent per year. The top spending categories for travelers in Virginia are foodservices, auto transportation, and lodging. Domestic travelers spent nearly $16 billion in Virginia in these categories in 2012 and more than $21 billion total on tourism. A benefit of the tourism-related expenditures, beyond employment and the associated payroll, is the tax revenue that is generated. The USTA report estimates that $2.7 billion was generated by domestic travel in 2012; an increase of 3.3 percent over the previous year. More than half of this tax revenue went to the state and local governments with nearly 21 percent going to local governments. This sounds pretty good for the Commonwealth in general and for the primary tourist areas in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. In fact it is. Around 40 percent of the tourism-related expenditures, employment, and tax revenues are generated in only five localities in 2012. What does – or can – it mean for a county like King George? We have the assets that attract tourism recreational areas and historic sites and access to an increasing number of travelers. The state of Maryland, for example, estimates that 7 million


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How embarrassing to see the counties around KG recognized for their support and use of FREDbus, but not KG. And, will KG join the NNTC again or be left out of their books and maps too?

cars cross the Harry W. Nice Bridge every year and that number is increasing. However, the USTA data for 2012 show that King George isn’t taking advantage of its opportunities. The County ranked 96th of 134 counties and independent cities in Virginia in tourism-related expenditures. Indeed, our county ranked below its nearest neighbors in the Fredericksburg area and in the Northern Neck in tourism related expenditures, employment, and local tax revenue. What can be done to improve the situation? Just as with most things, it takes work and investment. King George needs to advertise its attractions and fully participate in regional and state tourism groups. Most importantly, it can begin by investing some of the tax revenue generated by tourism-related activities in the activities and attractions that will bring tourists to the county. A good first step would be to continue to build a close-knit and collaborative network of county tourism-related businesses and county economic development leaders. We’re off to a good start, with regular, county-sponsored briefings for that group. But it needs to be more formalized, not just as an education outlet for tourism attractions but also as an advisory council to county leaders, including the Board of Supervisors. So, is King George missing an opportunity? Speaking as one who spends a considerable amount of time at the Dahlgren Heritage Museum, with a front-row look at those 7 million cars a year, I think that we probably are. The good news is that we don’t have to and it’s not too late to do something about it. Dr. Gates is the Vice President of the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, which supports and operates the Dahlgren Heritage Museum, now open every third Saturday afternoon of the month. For updates on the museum, go to

tion. Then, there is the matter of crops and food production. It’s a miracle that anyone farms in Siberia. It makes North Dakota look like a garden spot, but Russians are a sturdy people, and they have managed over the centuries to produce large quantities of wheat in this otherwise inhospitable land. However, it’s never lived up to expectations, even when the communists all but ordered the wheat to grow, and harvests have always fallen well below the needs of this vast country. This, however, may be changing. Thanks to rising temperature levels, Siberian wheat farmers are able to get in an entire extra crop of wheat; this has happened several years in a row. The result is a substantial increase in production. Other countries, mostly in Northern climates, have seen other odd benefits to global temperature increases. While Britain has to deal with rising sea levels, they’re also seeing, thanks to higher average temperatures, an increase in the di-

versity of crops that might be grown on their island. Last year, London’s Kew gardens grew their first outside avocado. And it’s not uncommon to see the occasional palm tree. They all have to go inside or be covered during the winter, but they’re still growing, in of all places, England. I don’t know what Shakespeare would have made of that. There is also the matter of the cold. Every year, thousands of people worldwide succumb to the effects of the cold. There is a long list of maladies, from head colds to the flu and pneumonia, which are made far worse by the icy chill of the season. Thanks to global warming, more people are likely to survive the world’s winters. Of course, global warming is still a grave threat; I am not trying to make light of it, but in at least a few isolated instances, maybe it won’t be so bad. —Reach David Kerr at

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor; Thank you for publishing the article about the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (March 26, 2014). Such articles bring attention to this wonderful resource in our midst. Bravo! While the article was excellent, we would like to offer a few minor clarifications. First, the Friends of the DRHT are asking the board to simply support the notion of the trail becoming part of the Virginia State Parks. We will work with state officials to determine the best way for that to occur. We understand from discussions with residents that there have been instances in the past of trespassers going onto neighboring properties. Due to our rules, permit requirements and efforts to educate trail users, we believe those instances have greatly diminished. According to the Sheriff ’s department, there have been no reports of trespassing, from the trail onto neighboring property, in their database. Additionally, while we will not generally report trail users who are simply walking or biking and have

forgotten to obtain or renew their permit, we will report and prosecute more serious instances of trespassing such as use of ATVs or littering. Sheriff Dempsey urges all King George citizens to report any instances of trespassing. And finally, we have not asked any of the owners to donate the trail property to the state. We feel that it is unfair to ask them to take on this as an individual financial burden. They have done their part by securing the land for the future; it’s now up to all of us to carry the ball forward. I always enjoy meeting folks on the trail. A week or so ago, I saw a family of six out there. I’m a pretty fast hiker, but they (and especially the kids!), zoomed past me like I was standing still! They were obviously having a great time. For those who don’t yet have a trail permit, please go to our website,, to print one out and mail it in with a stamped, selfaddressed envelope. I’ll see you on the trail!

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Don’t get swept away by old habits, Taurus. It is time to try something new and get a new perspective. Accept a new challenge and you will be glad for having done so. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you may be tempted to question the actions of others this week. But try to focus instead on what you are doing and do not be concerned with the motivations of other people. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you have to go to great lengths to get your point across this week. Approach such situations with tact and patience and do your best to simplify your point of view. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, all you need is a little spark to motivate you this week. You may be able to tackle projects around the house or assignments at work with ease and a little inspiration. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, your romantic life is full of complicated patterns and obstacles, which could be taking their toll on your relationship. Some subtle changes might get things back on

track. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Unfortunately, sitting back and doing nothing this week will move you nowhere fast, Libra. The vacation is over; you need to find the motivation to increase the pace. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Things move along quite smoothly for you this week, Scorpio. There are plenty of distractions heading your way, but do your best to stay focused. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air, Sagittarius. Fresh air is just what you need after a bout of cabin fever. The weather is breaking and outside projects beckon. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, start planning a much-needed vacation for you and your significant other. Some time away from the hustle and bustle is just what the both of you need. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Trust your instincts, Aquarius. When something seems off-kilter, you owe it to yourself to trust your gut and speak up, even if others aren’t ready to believe you. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Express your passion for a special project to a loved one, Pisces. Don’t be afraid to share your feelings with those closest to you.


Jim Lynch King George

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Stan’s Skateland is still rocking & rolling in Montross Westmoreland County businessman Stan Schoppe spends much of each week working to preserve a part of Americana. Schoppe owns Stan’s Skateland roller skating rink in Montross, one of just 20 roller skating rinks still open in Virginia. Indoor roller skating has been on a roller coaster ride in America since it was first introduced in the 1930s. It was especially popular in the 70s with the advent of disco music and then again in the 80s and 90s with the introduction of in-line skates. But there have been lows as well, in the 40s and 50s, and recently, as economic woes have plagued the country. “We opened in 1980, and through the 90s, things were going great,” Schoppe said. “We would have 250 to 300 people a night. But over the last seven years, there has been a decrease. Now, 75 a night is about the best we do.” But despite the ups and downs of the roller rink business, Schoppe remains undaunted. “The kids have a great time. We do a lot of birthday

parties. And I have a 67-year-old man who drives from West Point every Friday and Saturday to skate.” “We get school kids from King George, Richmond County, Lancaster County and from Cople and Washington District Schools in Westmoreland County,” Schoppe said. “Right now is one of our busiest times of the year.” Schoppe ended up in Montross 45 years ago, almost by accident. “I was 21 years old, living in Richmond, and I came over to repair some kitchen equipment at the Dairy Freeze next door. The owner, Clarence Osborne, told me he was trying to sell the restaurant.” “I said, ‘Well, I’d like to buy it, but I don’t have enough money.’ He went with me to the bank and helped me arrange financing and even took a second mortgage himself. That’s how I got started,” Schoppe said. Schoppe’s Dairy Freeze, with mouth-watering cheeseburgers, ice cream and many other fast food items, has become a legendary Montross eating place over the years.

Its success led him to build Stan’s Skateland next door, 34 years ago. “I was advised against it,” he said. “But it boomed.” With manager Dottie Lewis, the occasional help of his two grown children and two young employees, Schoppe keeps the roller rink rolling. January through April, which are the rink’s most active months, they feature TGIFJam Nights, Rock’in Oldies Nights and Country Nights. Skateland is located at 17408 Kings Highway in Montross, right next door to the Dairy Freeze on Route 3. It is open Friday and Saturday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The phone number is 804-393-9890. The rink has rooms for birthday parties and other events. There is a snack bar featuring pizza and other snacks and drinks, as well as a game area and a pool table. “Winter’s our best time of the year,” said Lewis. “When the weather warms up, we have to compete with Little League, T-Ball and the outdoor sports.”

Stan Schoppe, left, and employee, Ricky Gilkerson, are among those working to keep Stan’s Skateland in Montross rolling. The roller skating rink is one of just 20 remaining rinks left in Virginia.

—Richard Leggitt

Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School hosts science symposium Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School hosted its Eleventh Annual Science Symposium at Virginia Commonwealth University Saturday, March 15. During the morning sessions, 87 seniors presented their independent research projects, which were judged by visiting members of the scientific community from Virginia Commonwealth University, The College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the EPA, and the Office of Naval Research. The afternoon session was a panel discussion on the use of animal subjects in scientific research with Dr. Daniel McGarvey, Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Dr. Ruth Williams, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck. Ribbons were awarded to those seniors whose presentations were judged to be exemplary. — Sherry Pettyjohn

Local Winners: Front Row (left to right): Nicholas Hipple (CB), Paige Augst (N), Chiquita DeJesus (W), Alexandra Pitman (N), Laura Ellis (E), Hannah Richardson (L), Jennifer Radcliffe (N); Back Row (left to right): Katherine French (E), Callie Morgan (W), Paul Smith (W), Ronnie Cutler (L), John DeGaetani (L), John Hemenway (W), India Equiguren (N), Kaitlin Saunders (W). Not Pictured: Benjamin Nickerson (L) (N = Northumberland; CB = Colonial Beach; W = Westmoreland; E =r Essex; L = Lancaster

Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute offers scholarships The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) 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. 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 1. 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 Westmoreland County Sheriff C.O. Balderson.

WM Girl Scouts are Prepared

Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors of Girl Scout Troops 159 and 3212 in Westmoreland County met with Valerie Prince, the Three Rivers Health District Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator. Ms. Prince instructed the girls on Disaster Preparedness and gave each girl a starter kit backpack. Troop 159 Leader, Pat Mayhew (far right) introduced Ms. Prince. 

VSBA “Showcases for Success” The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has released its 18th annual VSBA Showcases for Success directory, highlighting successful K-12 programs in Virginia’s public schools. From school safety and community outreach, to classroom programs and after-school clubs, a wide range of programs are included. As shown in the directory, the emphasis on leadership, advocacy, and support is found at every level of

the educational process. “In addition to highlighting some of the best practices taking place in Virginia’s schools, the Showcases for Success directory can serve as a starting point to develop similar programs in other school divisions,” said Gina G. Patterson, VSBA executive director. The directory is available on the VSBA web site at showcases.

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Vision With A Purpose and Eye Care of Virginia’s Dr. Miles Press held vision screenings on Feb. 19 and March 26. Approximately 45 students were screened from the five King George County Schools. The screenings were held at Potomac Elementary School. All students who needed eyeglasses received glasses. These screenings were made possible through Vision With a Purpose and Dr. Miles Press. Also, a very special thanks to Peoples Community Bank with helping to support these screenings.


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Journal

KG 4-H Envirothon Team wins District Competition!

The King George 4-H Envirothon team competed at the district competition at Germanna Community College’s Locust Grove campus and won first place over all! They will be continuing to study in preparation for the Area III competition at Dorey Park in Henrico, VA, on May 1. Envirothon is a national competition sponsored by the Soil and Water

Conservation Service and funded in Virginia by Dominion Corporation. Teams of 5 teens are tested in five areas: Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife and a Special Topic. This year, the Special Topic is Sustainable Agriculture/Locally Grown, and in addition to the test, the team must prepare a 20-minute presentation related to the special topic. Each

competing team had to design a 40acre farm in Amherst County (where the state competition takes place) and present it to the judges. Highest scoring teams in each topic are also recognized, and King George placed 2nd in Forestry, 1st in Soils, 1st in Wildlife, 1st in Special Topic and 1st in presentation. Way to go team, and good luck on May 1!

Announcing AtheroTech Diagnostic labs King George — Community Care Clinic is pleased to announce the addition of AtheroTech Diagnostic Labs, a state of the art laboratory providing patients with the latest in blood testing technology and science. AtheroTech is now open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a walk-in basis. “AtheroTech allows me to access patented technology just a few steps away which greatly enhances my ability to provide the best care possible to my patients” states Dr. Roosevelt Dean, Community Care Clinic Medical Director. AtheroTech is known in the industry for its new standards and better outcomes especially for at-risk patients who may not have known significant health issues were brewing. Dr. Dean further added that even people “who believe they have no significant issues should schedule a well check to screen for serious illness that has not yet fully manifested. If you’re not quite feeling right, or for all populations in general, prevention and early diagnosis are critical to quality of life and avoiding catastrophic health events.”

John Bello, the Virginia AtheroTech liaison added that “AtheroTech provides patented cutting edge lab results that exceed all new standards for better outcomes. Our company is committed to setting the bar higher for ever-more comprehensive detection of disease in its earliest stages.” Individuals interested in more information may go to website Sherry Jackson, AtheroTech’s on-site phlebotomist, noted, “Patients seen in our lab can also join the personalized health coaching program as a collaboration with patients that serves as a private health coach at no charge. It is a service offered to all patients. Just stop in for more information on implementing practical tools to improve your treatment strategies.” AtheroTech accepts all insurance, and also draws for LabCorp, Mary Washington and other labs. Cash patients will also be seen for an affordable fee of $39.95. The Community Care Clinic is located at 11131 Journal Parkway in King George. The clinic’s hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Antiques Considered...


$239 sq. ft. (material only)

CARPETING Starting at @ $227 sq. ft. or $20.43 sq. yd installed with pad

DuraCeramic & Dimensions $4.29 sq. ft. (material only) Can be installed with or without grout lines

This pair of jack-in-the-pulpit vases belongs to a lady in the Northern Neck, who inherited them many years ago. They are in excellent condition, and are ten inches high. These are fine examples of overlay glass, showing the blue surface on top of the Henry Lane underlying white one. Hull Initially, they appear to resemble English Bristol glassware, but these are American, made in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. They probably come from one of the factories in Ohio, where much of the best artistic glasswork originated in that time frame. The enamel painting and the gilt application are in appreciably good

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condition, but the great feature of this pair is the superb top with its crennelation and overlay. The upper flower on each vase faces in the same direction, whereas to be a genuine pair they should face in different directions. That is a relatively minor flaw in such good pieces. The term, jack-in-the-pulpit, derives from the burst effect of the top rim, similar to that of the woodland flower of the same name. In both the flower and the glassware the design calls to mind that of a pulpit in a church with an overhead canopy. The motif was popular in American glassmaking, showing the sophistication of the glassblower. Today market conditions are not as favorable as they were a few years ago, resulting in current prices being reduced significantly. In the present situation, the pair is worth $175. Ones by Tiffany, Quetzal or Phoenix often sell for many thousands of dollars.

Exceptional glassware has not been affected as severely as some other forms of antiques. Abundant research is available online, as well as through collector societies. Although European glassmakers produced similar wares, in America the jack-in-the-pulpit vase found its most elegant flowering, to coin a phrase. Happy Antiquing!

4/2/2014 Colonial Beach Westmoreland Journal  
4/2/2014 Colonial Beach Westmoreland Journal  

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