T he Volume 38, Number 18
Colonial Beach • Westmoreland
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 50 Cents
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Westmoreland School Board rescinds transfers, still gets an earful Richard Leggitt In an attempt to defuse a growing controversy, the Westmoreland County School Board rescinded the controversial transfers of a popular teacher-coach and a guidance secretary prior to its Monday night meeting. The school administrators still got an earful from Washington & Lee students, parents, teachers and community leaders. The five-member school board and Westmoreland Superintendent of Schools Rebecca Lowry sat grimfaced while they were
repeatedly criticized during a three-hour meeting attended by more than 230 people, including four members of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors. “I am not happy to be here,” said Supervisor Board Chairman Darryl Fisher. “I have not attended a school board meeting in 22 years, but I am here tonight because of disturbing events. When citizens have to call their supervisors because they cannot reach you, that is a bad sign. Please do a better job.” Monday’s meeting brought to a head several events over the past three months
that have damaged the school board’s respect in the county. On April 12, without any prior notice or warning, Cole Vanover, an award winning teacher-coach, and Stephanie Payne, a popular guidance secretary, were handed letters transferring both of them from W&L High School to Montross Middle School. The letters, signed by Westmoreland County School Board Asst. Superintendent James Cook, said Vanover and Payne were being transferred in a move the board said would be “beneficial to students.” The sting of the transfers was heightened by a comment
made by Lowry who responded to those questioning the moves by saying, “You will just have to trust me on this.” Coming on the heels of the school board’s failure to take any action against W&L Principal Andrea Roane who was arrested for drunk driving on Feb. 12, spent a night in jail and still has charges pending, the demotions of Vanover and Payne were a cause of anger and concern among faculty, students, parents and community leaders who showed up at the Monday meeting. Many of the students Monday were wearing
blue and white shirts that read “Eagle Pride, We Are W&L.” “We demand better,” said student Jeremy Saunders, who organized a Facebook petition that got more than 300 signatures calling for the board to rescind the transfers of Vanover and Payne. Realtor Cathy Reed said parents and students have grown weary of the school board’s “mumbo, jumbo” and admonished the board for the damage it is doing to the community and the school system. “When See Transfers, page 6
First responders rescue one of their own
Last Tuesday at Colonial Beach, fans witnessed the Northumberland Indians hand the Drifters a heartbreaking overtime 13-9 loss. See the story on page 8.
On the evening of Thursday, April 24, a fire broke out in the 800 block of Bancroft Ave. A storage shed sitting between two houses caught fire while resident and Life Member of both the CB Volunteer Rescue Squad and the CB Volunteer Fire Department, J. Carlton Hudson, was sleeping. According to reports, first on the scene was Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Chief Michael Gutridge, who lives a block away. Gutridge investigated the fire status and relayed information to dispatch. Detective David Mundie of the Colonial Beach Police Department arrived next, then Pat FitzGerald with the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. Fearing Hudson was still inside, Gutridge tried to enter through the main entrance. Due to heat and flames from the burning shed, which sits within feet of the residence’s main entrance, Gutridge was unable to enter and began beating on another locked door in an attempt to wake the sleeping resident. Mundie used his baton to break
Fire crews work around downed power lines to extinguish blaze. the lock and kicked in the door. He then proceeded inside with FitzGerald to look for Hudson. While the two attempted to locate him, Gutridge cleared the exit of the broken door to allow the three to make their way out. Mundie and FitzGerald found Hudson in bed asleep, with oxygen in use. Mundie said that as the two walked the resident out, the power lines, hooked to the shed, began to fall into the roadway. Hudson, unharmed, was placed in the back of the rescue squad. Firefighters from Colonial Beach, Oak Grove, King George, Westmoreland and NSWC responded to fight the flames from Hudson’s shed, which also damaged Hudson’s house and two adjacent houses and storage buildings. One adjacent house,
which fronts on Thackary St., was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The residents of the second adjacent house were unharmed, as well. Mundie said flames were shooting approximately twenty feet high when he arrived, but firefighters extinguished the flames quickly, which contributed to the fact that only minor damage was done to the other two residences. A lifetime member of both the CBVFD and the CBVRS, Hudson actively served both for nearly 60 years. During 1978 – 1984, Hudson served as Captain of CBVRS. In 2013, he was admitted to the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS) Hall of Fame. —Linda Farneth
Real estate tax increase inevitable for Colonial Beach residents Linda Farneth A lot of numbers have been given out by both Council and School officials during the 20-plus hours spent on the budget. School officials quote the difference between what they are asking for and what they received last year. Town officials quote the difference between what the State requires the Town to pay the School and what the School is asking for. Both figures are very different and serve the purpose of the ones quoting them. The council has been talking about dollars to fund the school, to pay off a bond, for repairs, for operating costs, etc., all while using accounting terms. All this can be quite confusing to the average person. Tensions have been high during meetings at times, but the pressure is on for the Ccouncil to fund the School and the Town at
a level the majority of citizens want without raising taxes, a feat that seems unattainable this year. Suggestions from council members have included converting restrooms to pay toilets, eliminating July 4 fireworks, selling off town-owned properties and eliminating funding from the Town for the Jet Ski Races and other events. Making sense of it all: Town Staff brought at balanced budget to the council in April with projected revenues and expenses at $6,410,651; not including the utility fund or capital improvement projects. The current balance does not allow for fully funding the school system’s draft budget. Capital improvement is any construction for town government or operational purposes. New buildings, new equipment, and water and sewer pipe replacements are some of the
examples of capital improvements. During the last few weeks, so many proposed changes have occurred in such a short time, that staff has been unable to provide the press with a working draft budget that is up to date. Nothing has been voted on by council, so the budget is still preliminary. The Town hopes to have come to some agreement by May 7 in order to advertise their budget numbers, as well as potential tax rate increases. The council left budget talks on Monday, April 28, with the following intentions: • Reinstating the town’s boat tax at $1.39 per hundred dollars of value • Raising sewer usage rates by $25.00 per quarter • Raising water connection fees by $1,000
CBVFD appeals to council for more funding At one of the many recent budget meetings, Colonial Beach Deputy Fire Chief Dana Reed appealed to the Colonial Beach Town Council to increase funding by $10,000 a year, until funding from the Town of Colonial Beach reaches $100,000 a year. Westmoreland County currently funds CB Volunteer Fire Department (CBVFD) $115,000 anually. On the morning of April 23, Reed came before the council stating that last year, they had asked council for the increase, but did not receive it. Reed warned that if annual funding, which is currently $42,000 from the Town, doesn’t increase, then the level of service may drop and insurance rates will increase drastically for residents of the town. “We cannot operate where we are and continue to deliver the level of service that we do now. That is just
the fact.” “We met with the Town Manager last year, and I have been staying in touch with her this year with some budget requests. We want to make sure folks understand, and I know it’s beating a dead horse. I know things are tight in the town. We are looking at service cuts,” Reed said, adding, “The Town needs to make a decision as to the level of service you want from emergency services.” Reed said that the fire department has cut its budget about 15% since last year and also warned the council that ISO ratings have been reduced, due to a lack of proper equipment to service the area homes and businesses. This, in turn, will cause insurance rates to increase for home and business owners in town. Currently, CBVFD is rated at 5 out of 10, which is unheard of, according to Reed, adding that, “The Town is
“The Town needs to make a decision as to the level of service you want from emergency services.” —Deputy Chief Dana Reed getting ready to be reduced to a 4.” Reed told the council that the fire department has been keeping up with training and equipment in order to keep the rating high. Reed said, “This flies under the council’s radar because the fire department See ISO, page 6
Raising real estate tax by $0.23 per hundred dollars of value Colonial Beach Schools is currently asking for money to relocate the elementary students, perform repairs to the high school on First St. and for their operating budget. The Council has decided and passed a resolution to handle the first two items by taking out a $1.2 million bond. The Town will also add to that figure in the bond to take care of some town repairs and capital improvements. The Town’s exact figures have not been fully identified. Council is confident that with the amount of real estate in Colonial Beach, every penny of real estate tax equates to roughly $45,000 in revenue for the Town. If the council takes out a $2 million bond to cover the school’s moving expenses, high school repairs and the town’s needs, the estimated payments on
the bond will run the Town about $160,000 per year to pay off. Council attributes $0.03 of the proposed real estate tax increase to that bond payment. The other $0.20 is attributed to the council needing the funding to fully fund what the School is asking for in their operational budget. The School is asking the Town give them $2,530,704. Based on State mandated calculation, the Town is only obligated to give the School $1,532,321. This is a difference of $998.383. According to calculations, an additional $0.20-increase in real estate tax rates will generate $900,000 in additional revenue. Council must both advertise tax increases and hold public hearings in order to raise taxes. However, the bottom line is that the See increase, page 6
Lawsuit against Good Eats owner scheduled to be heard this week Richard Leggitt Jury selection was set to begin this week in Westmoreland County Circuit Court in the civil trial of Westmoreland County restaurant owner Stephen Anderson, accused in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit of being responsible for the death of his wife, 49-year-old Sally Rumsey. Rumsey was found dead in a snow bank near her home on Feb. 9, 2010, an apparent victim of exposure. She went outside during a winter storm without a coat, hat or gloves on Feb. 5, and disappeared. Anderson reported her missing on Feb. 7. The lawsuit was filed in the case by Sarah Thrift, Rumsey’s eldest daughter from a previous marriage. The suit seeks to end Andersen’s
control over the popular restaurant Good Eats in Kinsale, and other properties he and his late wife co-owned. Rumsey’s share of the restaurant was willed to him upon her death. The Westmoreland County death certificate issued after the discovery of Rumsey’s body lists her death as a suicide, caused by “hypothermia due to environmental cold exposure.” Authorities found a wine bottle and a bottle of Ambien prescription medicine near the body. An autopsy indicated that Rumsey had “three or four times the therapeutic dose” of Ambien in her bloodstream, as well as a blood alcohol level of .09. Anderson has denied any involvement in Rumsey’s death.
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Thrift’s suit against Anderson, however, claims he “was and is directly responsible for the death of Rumsey through his negligent or intentional acts.” In addition to seeking Rumsey’s share of the Good Eats Cafe on Cople Highway in Kinsale, the suit seeks $10 million in damages from Anderson. A seven-person jury will be selected and asked to determine during a three-day trial in Westmoreland County Circuit Court this week whether Andersen had a role in the death of his wife and business partner, or whether the suit against him is without merit.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Be part of something big: one day one region one goal Chris Repp The Community Give is our chance to make history in the Rappahannock River region. And also in King George County! It is a grassroots philanthropy event, giving everyone in the region an opportunity to give back to the community that means so much to each of us. The Community Give is a 24-hour online day of giving on Tues., May 6 from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Everyone is asked to make a donation and show support for the local nonprofit organizations that positively impact our lives. Over 100 local charities are participating in the event. To learn about the charities in advance or to make donations on May 6, visit www.thecommunitygive.org. Several nonprofits in King George County are participating, including the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, the King George Animal Rescue League, King George Farmers’ Market, Love Thy Neighbor, The King George YMCA and Visualize & Rize. The organization that raises the most in King George County on May 6 will earn a special $5,000 incentive prize. Gifts made during The Community Give on May 6 will be maximized through cash prizes to participating nonprofits. Every participating area nonprofit will be eligible for incentive prizes totalling $100,000 from The Community Foundation and its sponsors. Examples of the
This Hepplewhite-style corner cabinet belongs to a family originally from Fairfax County. The wood is mahogany with satinwood inlay and pine as secondary wood. The owner’s grandfather had the piece built in Alexandria over 100 years ago. All of the wood is solid, with no modern p l y w o o d backing, and the doors have Henry Lane independent panes of glass. Hull The piece shows some wear, but is in excellent condition. As a rule I do not cover reproductions, but this corner cupboard ranks as an exception. At the time this piece was made, several good cabinetmakers in Alexandria were producing some fine pieces. I
incentive prizes include: A $10,000 grand prize to the nonprofit with the highest amount of giving overall. Five “No Place Like Home” prizes of $5,000 to the nonprofit with the highest number of unique donors from Caroline, Fredericksburg, Stafford, etc. Also, $1,000 each hour will be awarded at random to participating nonprofits! Supporting sponsors of The Community Give’s prize pool include: the Honeywell Charitable Fund, the Community Enrichment Fund, the Robert Cullen O’Neill Memorial Fund, the Sullivan Family Legacy Fund, as well as Sharon and John Fick, and Sandy and Bruce Davis. Corporate sponsors include: Union First Market Bank, Star Radio Group and the Free Lance-Star, Wack General Contractor, Dynovis and Reacht. “Over 100 area nonprofits have signed up for this single day of giving – we are truly astounded at their ingenuity and passion to engage our community in service to each worthy mission,” said Teri McNally, Executive Director of The Community Foundation. “We can’t wait to see which nonprofits resonate most with the generous people in our communities.” What’s your passion? —Chris Repp is the volunteer chair of The Community Give and a member of the Board of Governors of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock Region.
suggest trying to see if any signature or labeling can be found on the back, the presence of which could have significant impact in determining its value. The architecture of the cupboard is quite good. The finial might be a little large and the feet more plain than one might expect, but the scroll and design of the door pattern are excellent. The cabinetmaker clearly was trying to reproduce the pattern used in the period of 1790 – 1820, and he succeeded very well. The thirteen panes in each door represent the thirteen original colonies, a practice often used by Federal Period cabinetmakers. The panels in the lower two doors are also typical of the manner of the Federal Period. The design of the burl paneling shows great attention to detail. From the photograph I am concerned that sunlight could be causing some fading, If that is the
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Carlton Middlebrook stands by the propeller, on display at the Dahlgren Heritage Museum, that powered America’s first radio-controlled, pilotless flight at Dahlgren in 1924. The museum is one the of the organizations participating in The Community Give.
case, keeping a blind or shade drawn might be advisable. Good corner cupboards always are popular, but as with most other antiques and fine furniture, the values have declined over the last few years, mirroring the situation of the general economy. The great value of this piece is in the potential of learning who made it. The Alexandria cabinetmakers of the early nineteenth century have their own following, with collectors always available. Without knowing the maker’s name this piece is worth $1,500, but if the maker can be determined that figure could increase significantly. Henry Lane Hull and his wife Lisa operate Commonwealth Antiques and Appraisals, Inc. at 5150 Jessie duPont Hwy. in Wicomico Church, VA. Write to him at P. O. Box 35, Wicomico Church, VA 22579 or e-mail questions to henrylanehull@ commonwealthantiques.com. Happy Antiquing!
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COMMONWEALTH ANTIQUES & APPRAISALS, INC. Estate Sale Saturday & Sunday, May 3rd & 4th, 9-4, at the home of the late Reverend and Mrs. Frank Smart at 248 Walker Road, White Stone
Partial Listing of Items: Ant. Rose Medallion china collection, ant. mahogany dresser c. 1900, Georgian library table, large ant. Hepplewhite corner cabinet, ant. Hepplewhite sideboard, large ant. Persian rugs,ant. pine bookcase, Queen Anne-style Wellington chest (semainier), Acorn chair lift, 11 ant. English prints, two Hepplewhite-style mahogany 3-drawer chests, Hummel figurines, linens, Boston rocker, oriental teak coffee table, historical blue Staffordshire, Chippendale-style mahogany blockfront chest, books, porch furniture, pr. Federal-style nightstands,old records & vintage wooden case stereos, framed art needlework, majolica, milk glass, Beleek, Limoges, many fine prints & engravings, Vict. spool one-drawer stand, ship’s wheel round coffee table, mahogany side table with lower shelf, large John Barber print “Night Cruising”, iron, pecan and glass coffee table & matching sofa table in scalloped design, pr. barrel overstuffed chairs, mahogany barrel table, 3-columned round table, lladro nun figurine & many other ant. & modern figurines, assorted golf clubs, extension ladder, costume jewelry, Siam sterling, 6 mahogany Chippendale-style dining chairs, Shenandoah Valley crocks, Sheraton ant. dropleaf table c. 1830, Harriet Frye painting, Sheraton-style double bed, large collection of indoor flowers & trees, many fine table lamps, blue Willow china (partial service), Flying Cloud china, Gorham sterling silver flatware by Lunt, ant. pine pegged table. Sheraton small table, small dough table. Silhouettes, garden urns & birdbaths,! See photos of sale items on http://www.facebook.com/YourEstateSaleSource Directions: From Route 3 between White Stone and Kilmarnock, take Ocran Road/Route 646 to right onto Scott Road/Route 643, as it becomes Little Bay Road, following almost to end. Take right onto Walker Road/Route 703. Follow signed to house on peninsula at end of Walker Road.
Terms of sale: No prior sales, items sold in “as is” condition, announcements on day of sale are binding, all sales final, cash or approved check only. For further information, call Lisa or Henry Lane Hull at (804) 580-2922 or (804) 580-3301; email: email@example.com or visit www.commonwealthantiques.com
Come Celebrate with us
You and a guest are invited to the
Riverside Tappahannock Hospital 50th Anniversary Celebration Where a community and its hospital come together
Saturday, May 3rd 1-3 p.m. Riverside Tappahannock Hospital 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA 22560 Tours | Refreshments | Casual Dress | Program starts at 1:15 p.m. Guest Speaker: Congressman Rob Wittman RSVP Call 804-443-6175 or visit www.riversideonline.com/celebration.
When The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock Region began recruiting local non-profits to participate in The Community Give to be held on May 6, they were hoping to attract maybe 50 charities to the 24hour online fundraiser. The first online Community Give has 114 non-profit groups and organizations registered to receive big bucks over the 24 hour period from 0:01 a.m. May 6, through midnight, May 6, 2014. The registered non-profits will not only receive funding through online donations, they also have a chance throughout the 24 hours to â€œearnâ€? additional funds. There will be â€œprizesâ€? throughout the 24 hour fundraising effort. Each nonprofit can also â€œearnâ€? addâ€™l big bucks if they have the most $25 donations. Non-profits here in King George have been emailing and phoning any and all supporters of their group, looking for donations for the big win and the big bucks. To donate, just go online at www.thecommunitygive.org, and click on the nonprofit of your choice. Or, choose more than one! Listed below are a few of the local non-profits registered this year. They are in alphabetical order: Boy Scouts of America-Natâ€™l Capital Area Dahlgren Heritage Foundation Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail Greater Fredâ€™brg Habitat for Humanity KG Animal Rescue League Love Thy Neighbor-Community Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen (KG) Rappahannock Area Community Services Board Special Olympics Virginia Visualize & Rize Foundation YMCA-Rappahannock Area There are 105 additional registered non-profits to consider donating to. Not one is â€œbetterâ€? than another. Among the list are community groups, school PTAâ€™s, clinics, family services, music organizations, religious groups and more. This is YOUR chance to show your support for our local non-profits and the services or work they provide. Help them help others! Go online and donate during the 24 hours of May 6. Lori Deem
Eugene M. Whicker
Eugene M. Whicker, 82, of Virginia Beach passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at Heritage Hall. He was the former Mayor of Colonial Beach and Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker Whicker Realty in Colonial Beach. He is survived by two sons, Chris Whicker of Virginia Beach and Kevin Whicker and his wife Maria, of Colonial Beach; four grandchildren and 2 great grand children. A memorial service will be held at Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, 1 Washington Ave. A private burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colonial Beach United Methodist Church 1 Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 189, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.
Virginiaâ€™s DMV2Go, full service mobile units are scheduled for May at the following locations: Monday, 5/12 Caroline DMV Select, 212 North Main St. Bowling Green, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Convention to Select a Democratic Candidate to Run in Virginiaâ€™s First District in November 2014. All 1st District Registered Voters are invited to nominate themselves to run for a Delegateâ€™s position if they vote in the 1st Congressional District. Contact Dr. Frank Kober, Chair, 1701 Browns Store Road, Heathsville, VA 22473, and/or the Northumberland Democratic Party for a nomination form. This form must be completed and turned in by 5 p.m. on May 12. Delegate selection will be held at a caucus meeting to be held Noon, Saturday, May 17, at the Northumberland County Public Library in Heathsville, Virginia. Four Delegates and Two Alternates will be elected. Only those delegate/alternate candidates who have filed by the deadline will appear on the ballots on May17.
Tuesday, 5/13 KG DMV Select, 13035 Kings Hwy, 9 a.m.- 5p.m. Wednesday, 5/14 Beachgate Shopping Center, Col. Beach, 700 McKinney Blvd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For additional DMV2Go scheduling got to www.dmvNOW.com/ DMV2GO. Because of partnerships with other government agencies, customers can purchase certified copies of VA birth certificates, obtain E-Zpass transponders and apply for hunting or fishing licenses.
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May 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Thurs. May 1
50th Anniversary Celebration Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. 1-3 p.m. 618 Hospital Rd., Tappahannock. Tours, refreshments, casual dress. Congressman Rob Wittman guest speaker. 28th Annual Mayfest Event to benefit RACSB & RAAI. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 750 Kings Hwy. Live entertainment, plant sales, raffles, silent auction, kids games, bake sale and more.
Saturday, May 3
Virginia Quilt Museum to present exhibit, â€œStitching it All Together-The Threads that Unite Us,â€? featuring 42 different textile works. Visitors are invited to become interactive quilt critics by leaving sticky note on the wall by the quilt. 301 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Contact: Meg Carr, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (540) 433-3818.
James Madison Garden Club annual Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-noon rain or shine. St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal Church in KG. Celebrating 40 years of making our lives beautiful and our gardens healthy. Opening day for the Northern Neck Farm Museum. Noon-4 p.m. Antique cars & tractors, pony rides, vendors and more. Dinners for purchase 5 p.m. to dusk. 12705 Northumberland Hwy. Heathsville, VA. 22473. (804) 761-5952. www.thefarmmuseum.org.
NN Chapter of the Audubon Society to meet May 5
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Promises Club of ALANO Society to offer 4 new meetings on their calendar: Tuesday & Thursday, starting at 7 a.m. is meditation exercise. Morning Meditation meeting then starts at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday at noon is the Lunch Break meeting. This will be Open Discussion with topics from approved literature. 11720 Main St. Bldg 104 Fredâ€™brg, VA 22408 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 3 contâ€™d
Colonial Beach Historical Society to hold regular monthly meeting. 7 p.m. Cooper Memorial Libraryâ€™s meeting room. Open to the public and all interested in the history of Colonial Beach. â€œMeet in the Middleâ€? KGHS 10 a.m.-noon. To include all school levels, and end of KGSOâ€™s torch run. National Day of Prayer observance in KG. Noon in front of the main courthouse doors on Kings Hwy, by the flag pole. All are invited to attend. Annual KGSO Law Enforcement Torch Run for VAâ€™s Special Olympics program. Starts at KGSO and goes to KGHS football field. Contact Dep. R.L. Shriver of KGSO (540) 775-2049 or email@example.com to make a donation or to register to run. GW Regional Comm. to host regional meeting on Broadband. 7:30 a.m. at Jepson Alumni Exec. Center, 1119 Hanover St. Fâ€™brg. Continental breakfast, and meeting should be over by 10:30. RSVP linda@worrellmanagementgroup. com.
Adolph White, a Purple Martin caretaker at Bryan Park in Richmond, VA, will present a program on Purple Martins at the May 5, 2014, meeting of the Northern Neck chapter of the Audubon Society. Each person in attendance at the NNAS meeting will be given a 10-page Purple Martin Conservation Association information booklet about the birdsâ€™ migration and how to manage Purple Martins during their visit to the USA. There will be other handouts as well. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main St., Kilmarnock. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Monday, May 5
Regular meeting of the CB-VFD Ladies Auxiliary. All members are urged to attend this meeting. 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 6
Meeting of the KG Democratic Committee, 7 p.m. at the Smoot Library. All Dems are welcome! The NARFE Northern Neck Chapter 1823 will hold its Spring Anniversary Memorial Luncheon and meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 6, at the Belle Mount Vineyard, 2570 Newland Road, Warsaw. Reservations are due by April 29. For additional information, cost and reservations, call (804) 472.3051.
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KG Parks and Recreation â€“ Whatâ€™s Happening KGP&R is having its Annual Youth Fishing Derby. Sat. May 3. From 10 a.m. â€“ 12:30 pm. Parents call and register your child for the Youth Fishing Derby this Sat. May 3rd at a local private pond. Call 540-775-4FUN to register and for additional details. Itâ€™s free and a great time for all. Refreshments are included. Awards will be given to all children who participate. Limited to the first 100 kids. KGP&R is having it first Motherâ€™s Day Tea on Sat., May 10 @ Rokeby Estates. Just $25.00 for a lunch, tea, desserts, crafts, activities, and pictures. Donâ€™t miss the fun! Come by the KGCC and get registered & pay by Wednesday May 7. Call Parks and Recreation for details. Event is sponsored by NARFE Premier Federal Credit Union.
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Wed. May 7- Fri. May 10
KGHS proudly presents their performance of â€œHairspray.â€? Show starts at 7 p.m. Cost $10pp. Dinner available for purchase at 5:30 p.m. $6. With milkshakes available for $1.50.
Saturday, May 10
9th Annual SKILLS USA Car Show & 2nd Annual Craft Show. KGHS 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual Letter Carrier Food pickup. Leave non-perishable items at your mailbox. Carrier will pick up and take to food pantries in the community.
Sunday, May 11
Annual Motherâ€™s Day Breakfast. 7 - 11 a.m. at the CB firehouse. Sponsored by the CBVFD.
Saturday, May 17
KG R4L event, field at KGMS. Come out in support! Annual meeting of the Placid Bay Civic Association. 1 p.m. at 67 Mattox Avenue.
King George Farmersâ€™ Market open for 2014 season Saturdays 8 a.m. - Noon KG Elementary School 10381 Ridge Road King George, VA
The Museum at Colonial Beach is open for 2014 season
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The challenges of a Hillary candidacy Some people think that Hillary Clinton, all but guaranteed to get the Democratic nomination for President, is in the best position possible. According to this line of thinking the Democratic nod is hers for the asking. All she needs to do is play it cool, look Presidential and at a time of her choosing throw her hat into the ring. But this role of David S. Kerr heir apparent or presumed nominee is, historically at least, a hazardous one. Many never make it to the final stretch and some crash and burn long before the convention. Recalling a little ancient history, in 1972, Senator Edmund Muskie was the odds on favorite to get the Democratic nomination to run
against Richard Nixon. He had the endorsement of just about every major Democratic figure and the polls showed him comfortably ahead. But, his support was a mile wide and an inch deep. His campaign fizzled early during the primary season. But, that was just one cautionary tale. Another heir apparent was Governor Mario Cuomo of New York. During three nomination fights, 1984, ‘88, and ‘92 the prospect of a Cuomo candidacy, which never came to pass, haunted the primary battles. The mantra was a familiar one, “if Cuomo wants the nomination it’s his for the asking.” This fear that Cuomo would jump in at the last moment even kept some prospective nominees from declaring. Why bother if Cuomo wants it? Sound familiar? Even more recently, in 2008, it was Hillary who was the odds on favorite to win the nomination. Obama was twenty points behind and Hillary had the endorsement of many of the Democratic Party’s leading figures. On the eve of the New Hampshire
Primary every major news organization said she would win. But, that’s not what happened. New Hampshire, as it so often does, threw a curve ball and voted for Barack Obama. Clinton made a fight of it, she didn’t concede until just before the convention, but like so many before her, she was the odds on favorite whose fortunes turned when least expected. There is every reason to expect that Clinton, having been through the 2008 nomination battle, and having served four years as Secretary of State will play her cards carefully in the months ahead. If she does want the nomination, and it’s still not entirely clear she does, she is unlikely to take anything for granted and will do her best to make sure her timing is flawless. However, there is another side to a prospect of a Clinton candidacy. What happens if she doesn’t run? Maybe detailed polling, her own concerns about her future, or perhaps even a loss of ambition for the big job (it’s happened before) will
force her to change her mind. Then what? Then where does the Democratic Party turn for a candidate? Because the specter of a Hillary candidacy is so powerful there are currently no other candidates for the nomination. Vice President Joe Biden, already in his 70’s, would like to try, but he knows he couldn’t outpoll Hillary. Others who might be interested, such as Virginia Senator Mark Warner, Massachusetts Senator Mark Warner, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and a host of others, have taken a pass on a run for the White House because of Hillary’s supposed lock on the nomination. Many in the Democratic Party are fond of Hillary. I am, but I am also realistic enough to know that the being a front runner, or an heir apparent, is a dangerous business. It can be a precarious position to be in and arguably requires more political skill to maintain this status than it does to be an upstart prospective nominee. —Reach David Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: On Thursday evening my neighbor’s shed across the street from our house caught fire. We had just turned in for the night when our two Standard Poodles broke out in fierce panicked barking alerting us to the fire. The shed was situated next to the property lines and to two other homes. After calling 911 we went outside. Fortunately, our other neighbor, Mike Gutridge, Fire Chief of Oak Grove, had just come home and was on the scene alerting dispatch by radio on the speed and condition of the fire. It was spreading fast and was very hot! He was first on the scene, with Pat Fitzgerald of CB Rescue Squad. Pat and her colleagues saved our elderly neighbor who was sleeping thru the fire. We want to thank Mike, Pat, and all of the Fire Depts. who responded from Montross, Oak Grove, and King George to assist Colonial Beach’s Fire Dept. Without the expertise and speed of the fighters subduing and extinguishing the fire, three of my neighbors might be homeless right now. Instead, we have three sheds that are burned out and three houses with fire damage that can be repaired. To all who helped - Thank You! Zeke and Kate Miller Colonial Beach Letter to the Editor: I am writing this letter to the editor of The Journal in support of Ms. Andrea Roane, a trusted educator, colleague, and friend. I have known Ms. Roane for seven years as an assistant principal for three years and principal for two years at Essex Intermediate School as well as two years as principal at Washington and Lee High School. She displays the leadership necessary to successfully lead a comprehensive high school. I served as assistant superintendent for the Essex County Public Schools during Ms. Roane’s tenure in Essex County. I retired from Essex County but currently work parttime at Rappahannock Community College for the Workforce Youth Services Program as a case manager for at-risk students, and I serve several students at Washington and Lee High School. As an educator with 41 years experience, I possess a strong knowledge of the characteristics of a well-disciplined school, and after several visits to Washington and Lee High School, there is no doubt that the school is well-managed with children who possess a high level of respect and admiration for their principal. Ms. Roane has a strong personality and friendly demeanor that produces strong relationships within the building. I have always admired Ms. Roane’s ability to relate to students and to develop a comprehensive instructional plan to increase student achievement. During our time together as employees at Essex County Public Schools, Ms. Roane engaged in the “team first” philosophy and was instrumental in the facilitation of professional learning communities and afterschool remediation programs. In the short time that Ms. Roane was principal at Essex Intermediate School, she insti-
tuted “Pride” in academic achievement and the school community. It was her keen sense of high expectations and strong understanding of instruction which contributed to the school’s full accreditation in 2008.Ms. Roane understands the importance of educational leadership and instruction. She developed a leadership team consisting of influential teachers within the building that received opportunities to participate in the shared leadership process. The staff and students were always aware of the goals of the school improvement plan, changes within the instructional model, and the steps necessary to build positive, lifelong relationship with the school community. The Westmoreland County Public School System will greatly benefit from her experience in rural, suburban, and urban settings. The recent event that Ms. Roane experienced does not define her, has not destroyed her, and has not defeated her; this has only strengthened her. Respectfully, Wayne E. Lewis, Ed.D. Tappahannock (Ret. Asst. Superintendent, Essex County Public Schools) Dear Editor: Colonial Beach Budget meetings are dumbfounding! Day one of the budget work session, dumbfounding! The first indication that things were going astray was Jim Chiarello’s abrupt departure. After first calling for a continuation, which was duly ignored, he announced that the proceedings were too much to absorb, got up, packed his bag and left. Understandably so. Shortly after a lunch break, our brave band of seven, now reduced to six, returned, and our Mayor called forth “the 800pound gorilla!” Whatever metaphor suits you; large African primate or giant chickens coming home to roost. The conversation went from a penny to two, to four to twenty- five cents per hundred. Day two opened with our annual plea from our firefighters for more funding. Then a detailed recap from our Mayor on how we got to the preproposed, almost pending, soon to be advertised, somewhat flexible, work in progress, new real estate tax rate. Large by any standard, and unfortunately absolutely justified. A com-
bination of a funding shortfall from last year’s accepted budget which increased the cigarette, meals and lodging tax in lieu of a .02 cent increase in the real estate rate, years of department heads and school board officials coming forth requesting additional funding only to be greeted with either level funding or outright cuts, refusing to consider any changes in our inventory of surplus properties. Sitting on acres of prime real estate, forgoing thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars in tax revenue, lower state funding, mod pods, VRS and health insurance increased costs and an increased cost for our plumbing. Day three; meltdown! Pennies per hundred flying about the room. Calls for votes and calls for a continuation. Continuation won! Jim Chiarello’s bad math: Confusing cost per student with the federal/state/county subsidized spending per student. Worked himself into a tirade by accusing the school board of dereliction of duty, closed by a “starve the beast” declaration that he believes we no longer can afford an independent school system and will not support anything more than the state mandated minimum. Day four; befuddlement and discovery. It is very hard to find more cuts out of a bare bones budget. Realization beginning to creep in; we’ve got a funding problem! Seems all that vacant land does carry a cost. Consider our Boardwalk properties, maybe on a very limited approach. Our two-million dollar Eleanor Park, no way! Funding solution advanced-charge a potty
tax! Without question, this budget must deal with moving our students from Oak Grove to our First Street campus and that our high school must be renovated, made safe and clean for all that attend. Whatever that takes to get that done, then so be it. Longer range, we must find a better way to support our critical spending priorities. Our independent school system, along with our first responders are what separates us from just another group of homes along the highway. Maintenance must be rediscovered. Tourism must be treated with the respect and funding it needs and should be recognized for what it is, our only industry. Future budgets should reflect these spending priorities and those efforts will take resources. Resources that can only be secured by increasing our tax base through the sale of our surplus properties.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Untangle yourself from conflicts at work, Taurus. This is not the time to get involved in anything that may put your chances for a promotion in jeopardy. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You are full of intellectual energy, Gemini. Answers to trivia show questions come easily to you and you’re ready to solve the world’s most pressing problems. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, give your finances serious consideration this week. Find a solid plan for saving and stick with it because you are going to need extra funds in a few months. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Expect some great news to come your way this week, Leo. This news may impact your personal or professional life, or even both. Ready yourself. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, be flexible with your schedule so you can go with the flow as much as possible this week. Try something silly that will put you in a good mood. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Don’t sweat the small stuff, Libra. Others are more focused on the bigger picture so you don’t need to fret over everything. Relax and things will come together nicely. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Watch out for any impulses that are out of character for you, Scorpio. You could be feeling like abandoning your usual modus operandi in favor of taking a more risky approach. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You have lots of social energy this week, Sagittarius. Others are relying on you, and you are likely to have many admirers by the week’s end. Take this opportunity to impress. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, daily life can be tiring, but you need to find a way to muster a little more energy. Get adequate rest and eat right so you have the energy you need in the week ahead. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Life gets a bit interesting this week, Aquarius. Embrace change, even if the concept of change is alien to you. It is good to get out of your shell. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, now might be a good time to reflect and take a break from the hustle and bustle. See if you can fly solo for a little while.
Charles Green Colonial Beach
humble opinion) Seems lots of folks around here will post their opinions on social network sites. And some will, fortunately, carry it one step further and speak out at a meeting. What we really need is a mass of folks standing up for our rights. Think revolution. We do need changes.
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Today’s Hebrew Word first baptist church ambar invites everyone to come and experience “Power Night” during the Fifty (50) days leading up to Pentecost Sunday. The services will be held every Wednesday night through Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Come; be a part of God miraculous Power through Divine Healing, Deliverance and Impartation’s of God’s Gifts. There will be Anointed men and women there who operates in these Gifts. Located at 9469 Caledon Rd., KG. (540) 775-3939. New Monrovia Baptist Church welcomes Rev. Lionel Richards and Mt. Olive Baptist Church Family will be guest sponsored by the Usher Board on Sunday, May 4. On Friday, May, 9, the Rev. James Johnson will be preaching and Royal Gospel will be singing. Saturday, May 10-Rev. Donnell Howard and Union Bethel Baptist Church will be the guests. 121 New Monrovia Rd., Colonial Beach, VA 22443. (804) 224-0068.
Please Note: Love Thy Neighbor will be holding their May event on the 3rd Sunday, May 18th at the King George Citizen’s Center instead of the normal 2nd Sunday. This is to allow families to make Mother’s Day a special time with their Moms, Grandmothers and Daughters.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Local intern organizes fundraising dinner for KG County Historical Society & Museum
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 www.hanoverwithbrunswick.com
antioch baptist church invites you to join them in their Mid-week Revival Services leading up to their Annual Women’s Day. The 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. If you have any questions, please contact Antioch Baptist Church: (540) 775-2379; leave a voicemail.
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This is Part 2 of a 2-part series. The original Hebrew written text was a picture language--much like the Egyptian hieroglyphics. When Moses wrote the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), he used this picture language. Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet is a picture with meaning. When we put these letters together, they form a word, but they also form a story within the word! Proverbs 25:2 tells us, “The honour of God is to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter.” (Young’s Literal Translation) This is exactly what God has done with His language!
Today’s Hebrew word is “ay-daw” — meaning “testimony.” In Part 1, the letters “alef ” and “dalet” formed the word for “witness” — “one who sees the door!” For Part 2, the letter “hey” is introduced to the witness. The letter “hey” means, “what comes from.” So our testimony is “what comes from” “seeing the door”! Think about it — isn’t this exactly what a witness does? They provide a testimony! Blessings & Shalom! Rick Blankenship Grafted In Fellowship www.DoYouShabbat.com email@example.com
A Note of Thanks to Lauren Harbaugh (& friends)
The King George County Historical Society wishes to thank Lauren Harbaugh and staff, for the wonderful dinner they served at the Citizen Center on April 6. The meal was provided as a fundraiser for the museum’s building fund. Lauren, supported by her family, planned, organized, prepared and served a very delicious braised brisket dinner. Lauren also serves as an intern at the museum. We greatly appreciated her support. It’s wonderful to know that even our young adults are interested in King George having a great museum. Thanks again for a job well done! from Jean Hudson, for the KG County Historical Society
Pictured above is Lauren Harbaugh (center) and her friends and family that helped with the fundraiser dinner at the KGCC Lauren Harbaugh began working as an intern at the King George County Museum in the fall of 2013. As part of a home school project, she developed, organized, planned, cooked and served a brisket dinner fundraiser for the KG County Museum. Here’s her story, in her own words: “During this short time as an intern, I have met many interesting people and learned quite a bit of this area’s history. King George citizens live in a historically rich area that has a lot to offer. History is precious and it should not be hard to find in an area that saw the birth of a nation and a war that could have divided the nation. We shouldn’t have to go to Spotsylvania, Stafford or further into the Northern Neck to see interesting artifacts or to learn local history. We have it right here in King George County. I understand that the economy is not as robust as in past years however; it is still disheartening to see a
lack of support for a larger Museum by County Officials. This is why I decided to hold the recent benefit dinner to raise money for the Museum’s growing building fund. On behalf of the King George County Museum and Historical Society, I wanted to personally thank each and every person that attended the King George Museum Building Fund Benefit dinner and everyone who helped us!. It was a pleasure to meet all of you.” Lauren Harbaugh Note: I attended the dinner. We were greeted by friendly, energetic youth. Some were classmates of Lauren’s, and some were family members. No one was “required” to be there, but all volunteered (or were volunteered) to help Lauren out with her project. Perhaps we all can learn a lesson from this. All it takes is an idea, the courage and energy to see it through, and some community support. Lori Deem
Our Doors are Open -Worship With Us Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist
8330 Fletcher's Chapel Rd. at 218
Pastor Michael Reaves fletcherschapel-kinggeorge-va.org Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org web site - www.dahlgrenumc.org Phone: 663-2230
Good Hope Baptist Church
17223 Good Hope Rd. - corner Rt. 218E & 619 phone: 540-775-9487 fax: 540-775-0600 www.goodhopeministries.org
• 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 • www.lzbcva.org
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 • www.kgshiloh.org
Oak Grove Baptist Church
Randall Snipes, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.& 11 Awana-Sundays-6 p.m. Bible Study-Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. 8096 Leedstown Rd. Colonial Beach, VA
Colonial Beach United Methodist Church Pastor Rev. Yunho Eo
9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Informal Hymn Singing 11 a.m. Worship & Children’s Sunday School Food Pantry open Thursdays at 10 a.m. Op Shop Open M-F 9 a.m.-noon (Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.) 1 Washington Avenue PO Box 189 Colonial Beach, VA 22443 (804) 224-7030
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)
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
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church Corner of Lossing and Boundary, Colonial Beach
Traditional Anglican Worship 1928 Book of Common Prayer 1940 Hymnal
Very Rev. Francis M. de Rosa Rev. Mark Mullaney
Sunday- Holy Communion 11 a.m. Meeting at Grant Church in Lerty, VA
Two Rivers Baptist Church
Sunday Masses: Sat. 5:00 p.m. Sun. 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 p.m. (español)
Little Ark Baptist Church “Building God’s Kingdom On Earth”
Meeting at their new church
Intersection of Rokeby and Kings Hwy. (Rt. 3) 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 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.
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."
Holy Redeemer Anglican Church
16519 Round Hill Rd., King George, VA Pastor Ted A. James • 540-775-5583
"Pastor Larry" M. Robinson Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Sunday School - 9 a.m. (New Testament Church Study) Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study 6 p.m. 15681 Owens Dr. in Dahlgren, VA Church Phone: (540) 663-2831
Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish
Where all are welcome.
Emmanuel, Port Conway (Rt. 301) 3rd & 5th Sundays
For more information, visit our website at:
Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Rev. Irving Woolfolk, Jr.
"A Church where everybody is somebody!"
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Dr. Sherman Davis, Pastor 10640 Kings Hwy King George, VA 22485 www.tabernaclebaptistkg.org 540-775-7188
Sunday Services Early Worship - 8 a.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship - 11 a.m. Evening Worship - 6 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
9425 Kings Hwy., King George www.trinitykg.org
Contemporary Service ~ 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ~ 9:30 p.m. Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. (540) 775-4501 Rev. Susan Reaves
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: email@example.com web site www.gracekg.com
Sat. 7:00 p.m. Vigil Sunday Masses: Sun. 8:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m 12:45 p.m. Tridentine Mass
First Baptist Church Ambar
9469 Caledon Rd., King George, VA22485 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Pastor William & First Lady Pastor Wm. T. Frye Theresa 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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THE KING GEORGE CHURCH OF CHRIST INVITES YOU TO MEET WITH US
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)
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
LOCATION: AT A MEMBER’S HOME PLEASE CONTACT US AT OUR E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR THE LOCATION
All are Welcome!
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
A New Testament church “... All the churches of Christ greet you.”
Pastor: Dennis L. Newton
Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443
Potomac Baptist Church
Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. Age Graded Bible Study: 9:45 a.m. (540) 775-7006
Service Wednesday Evenings 7 p.m.
Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH (804) 443-4168
Confession: Sat. following 8:00 a.m. Mass & at 4:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass
The Rev. St. John's, 9403 Kings Hwy. Diane Carroll 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays Rector
You're invited to worship with
3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436
Daily Mass: Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. Adoration precedes each morning Mass
A church where the Full Gospel is Preached, Taught and Lived
8103 Comorn Rd. (Rt. 609) King George
EACH WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR BIBLE STUDY
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Increase: Potential additional $.09 from page 1 Council has the last vote on the issue. Many members have voiced their opinions and are anxious for the public to give their input on all proposed increases. Some members have stated, but only preliminarily, that they might agree to a real estate tax increase of $0.09; others won’t say how far they are willing to go. All members, however, seem to be in agreement with raising the sewer usage rates, water connection fees and reimplementing the boat tax. Adding to the confusion of school funding is the matter of the Virginia State budget, which still has not been passed. According to CB School Finance Director JD Martin, there are three versions; the house, senate and governor’s budgets. School officials are hoping for the governor’s budget because they believe it will be the most favorable to the school system. If the State does give the School more funding than the School’s budget projects, the Town’s burden will be less. Residents within the town limits of Colonial Beach are also facing a smaller increase by Westmoreland County on their real estate taxes. Supervisor Larry Roberson has already warned the council that a $0.03-raise in real estate taxes is on the table for the County. Councilman Gary Seeber pointed out at the April 28 work session that a small portion of the County’s real estate taxes are collected by the town from Colonial Beach residents, to help fund the school system, as well. The figures on generated revenue from the proposed county increase have not yet been given. Town residents are being urged by Council to watch for the advertised increases and attend the public hearings to have their voices heard. —Linda Farneth
Transfers: Three-hour meeting, 230 attending
ISO: Roof repairs needed
Riverside Tappahannock Hospital celebrates anniversary Looking back on its history and looking forward to its future
from page 1 takes care of it. For the amount of service you’re getting for $42,000, that amount is shameful.” Mayor Mike Ham stated that the council did fund the fire department for new lifepacks, and that is why they could not increase funding. “We did come up with $70-80 thousand for the air packs; $53,000 of it was an additional amount given in 2013.” Reed said, “That is correct, and we appreciate it, but the reason we keep getting in these cracks is; I’m standing here in 2014, and we are going to be back in 12 years saying we need another 120 grand for air packs; we’re going to be back in 6 years saying we have a 25-year-old engine that needs to be replaced at a cost of $600,000. That’s the problem. We need to be able to build a capital budget to deal with repairs and equipment replacement as it comes up.” Reed also notified the council of roof leaks in the firehouse. The current roof was constructed in 1993, and it has lasted 25 years, as estimated. However, is now leaking and needs a $35,000 repair. Since Reed’s visit, the council has discussed funding the fire department’s roof repairs, but no official decision has been made. —Linda Farneth
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Tappahannock — For Riverside Tappahannock Hospital (RTH), 2014 marks two very important milestones for the hospital and community. For half a century, the hospital has been a vital part of the community and for 25 years Riverside has been part of an ongoing commitment to improving the health and quality of life of the people in the Tappahannock and Northern Neck regions. To celebrate the legacy of health, RTH is inviting the community to join them on Saturday, May 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to share in the hospital’s history, see the changes that have taken place over that last 50 years, and learn what’s in store for the future of
the hospital. Originally named Tidewater Memorial Hospital, the facility opened in 1964 through a community fundraising effort and a partnership with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. It served the health care needs of the Tappahannock and Northern Neck regions over the next 25 years until Riverside Health System, a not-for-profit health system based in Newport News, acquired the hospital in 1989 and renamed it Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. During that time the hospital has grown in services offered and achieved several quality awards that rank the facility among the best in class. Little of the original structure remains recognizable or untouched as the facility has grown and evolved to meet the ever changing health care needs of the community. “As an example, diagnostic imaging
has changed significantly over the years and Riverside has continually invested in technology in order to deliver the best care possible. At the same time, we have to invest in the facility in order to house everything, “said John Peterman, VP and RTH Administrator. “Over the past few years we’ve added a digital mammography suite, an MRI, and we’re also getting ready to install a brand new CT scanner.” “We’re also experiencing changes in the health care system which will require us to once again look at how our hospital space is being utilized,” Peterman added. As our population ages, the services they require need to change to meet those needs. We’ve done this by achieving NICHE certification for our care of the elderly. We’re also seeing more and more procedures are being done on an outpatient basis and we are in the process of redesigning our facility to meet this changing care
delivery model.” So what’s next on the horizon for RTH and the community? Completely renovated, private hospital rooms. Just as the hospital needed community involvement to be built, the community has stepped up when asked to support the hospital during their Building a Better Place to Heal Capital Campaign. Riverside Health System has committed to matching whatever funds are raised during the campaign. “For the past three years, we have been fundraising in order to make this goal a reality and I think people are going to be very excited when they see what’s in store on May 3,” said Peterman. This anniversary event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Call 443-6175 or visit riversideonline.com/celebration to reserve a seat today.
A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student Event Patty Kelly Long Westmoreland County Public Schools Parents and students paid rapt attention to the Montross Middle School administrators and teachers who participated in the “A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student” event. Mark Brier, guidance counselor, started off the program with an intensive look at “The Total Package.” He told parents that middle school students are complex. They are in a state of continuing development with issues with authority and issues with “self.” Mr. Brier guided parents through the phases of the middle school person; noting that girl middle schoolers are on average 1.5-2 years ahead of their male peers. This is the time for the onset of puberty. These students are physically vulnerable and lack proper nutrition and lack of physical fitness. The middle years are a time of transition. Young people go from a “what’s in it for me” attitude to one that considers the feelings of others. As an important note to parents, this is the time when young people begin to embrace the values of their parents as well as figure out their own values. Middle schoolers thrive on adult acceptance and increasingly need role models in this time of their lives. Brier noted to the audience, middle schoolers “are increasingly aware of and concerned about inconsistencies between values exhibited by adults and the conditions they see in society.” As they grow, their social development often lags behind physical and personal development. They have a strong need to belong to peer groups
and often will model their own behavior after their peers. When most students arrive at the middle school, they are intimidated. They tend to overreact to embarrassment and ridicule on everything. According to psychologist Erik Erikson, middle school students experience two types of conflicts; Industry vs. Inferiority (ages 6-11) where the emphasis is placed on the school and Identity vs. Role Confusion (ages 12-18) where the emphasis is placed on social relationships. Middle schoolers do not know their place in society. This is the age when adolescents will often question their sense of self and how they will fit in. Experimenting with hair color is only one of the many traits that middle schoolers may dabble in. The main thing is we have all been there and most of us have survived. Michael Ransome, assistant principal, continued the program with a presentation on the “Code of Conduct.” Guiding the audience through the “Yellow Book” (Expectations for Developing Citizenship), Ransome discussed the disciplinary referral process and how it takes three times to “make the walk” to the assistant principal’s office. Teacher presentations followed as each teacher spoke briefly about the classes that the middle school student studies. After their presentations, students Melody Taylor, Maci Sydnor and Devontay Williams talked about being in the school band program. The James Farmer Scholars were represented by Ardasia Turner, Jazmine Johnson and Isaiah Johnson. Emily McGuiness and Anne Carter Harding gave a brief talk about
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A new life for Steve Swope in Major League Baseball Leonard Banks Sports editor Steve Swope is making the best of his retirement years. He dedicated his entire professional life to the town and citizens of Colonial Beach; however, after 34 years the Fredericksburg area sports icon has found a career niche with the Philadelphia Phillies MLB organization. For 50 years, through the best of times, and the lean years, Swope has passionately followed the Phillies, and this year, his baseball passion has become a reality in the form of being a spring training usher at Bright House Field Stadium, in Clearwater, Fla. “I thoroughly enjoyed myself in Florida,” Swope said. “It was one of the top five things I’ve ever done in my life.” Most recently, after returning from Florida, Swope reflected on his experience with the Phillies. Along with making adjustments to lodging, and becoming acclimated to the warm and sunny weather, Swope discovered a host of new friends and professional alliances. “I would go outside, and take a picture of those blue skies and palm trees, and send it back to my wife (Anne),” Swope said. “While it was 52 degrees in Colonial Beach, it was nearly 80 degrees in Clearwater. I missed Colonial Beach, but I didn’t miss it that much—it was nice down in Florida.” According to Swope, his job could be described as a glorified WalMart greeter; he greeted fans as they came in to watch their favorite team. The stadium (360-degree main concourse) provided 8,000 to 9,000 baseball fans an opportunity to see some notable baseball MLB players such as Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins, and manager Ryne Sandberg. Frequently Swope associated with the Phillies executive management, including senior president and general manager, Ruben Omaro, Jr. and player personnel. “I described it to my wife as being in a make-believe world,” Swope said. “It was like being a 10-year old kid waking up, and having an opportunity to go to Disney World every day.” Affectionately tagged with the nickname “Stick” by members of the Phillies and his fellow ushers, Swope blended in to the organization quickly. “It’s fun to have a new identity and a new setting in life,” Swope said. However, now that he has cut his teeth on the prodigious atmosphere of MLB, he aspires to reach farther into organization. “I intend to speak with Mr. Omaro in regard to taking part in additional roles with the Phillies organization; possibly taking a role in the team’s morning practices,” Swope said. Swope’s new office, aka Bright House Field was built in 2004. The Phillies have used Clearwater as their official training area since 1967. Adjacent to the stadium is the Phillies minor league Carpenter Field, which is the spring training site for the Phillies minor league teams (Gulf Coast League Phillies). In addition, it is also the home of the Phillies, HighA minor league affiliate, Clearwater Threshers. Bright House also features a state-
“I thoroughly enjoyed myself in Florida. It was one of the top five things I’ve ever done in my life.” —Steve Swope of-the-art video scoreboard, a tiki hut pavilion, group picnic areas, kids play area and an expansive team store. Fans who attend spring training are infatuated with the intimate ambiance of the small stadium setting, where they can get an up close perspective of America’s favorite pastime. “It’s like coming to Monroe Park, and watching a professional baseball practice or watching the game in a small setting,” Swope said. “It’s a neat way to see your favorite team.” Along with meeting a host of baseball legends, Swope also rubbed elbows with the world of entertainment. He had an opportunity to exchange dialogue with famed WWE wrestler, Hulk Hogan and Yankee legendary lefthanded pitcher, David Wells. He also had the rare opportunity to meet with America’s history by speaking with one of the women baseball players from the World War II era, who was characterized in the 1992 movie, “A League of their Own.” Other people from the world of entertainment that crossed paths with Swope included Philadelphia based rock band, Blackthorn, sportscaster Greg Murphy, Stephen Hillenburg, and sports Philadelphia columnist Jim Salisbury. Nearly 20 years ago, Salisbury wrote a story about a heated dispute that involved two fans at an Oriole and Phillies baseball game. One of the parties happened to be Swope. Not only did Salisbury remember the incident, but he established a friendship with Swope during their reintroduction. Many college and community friends, Swope’s wife and his three sons (Joey, Tyler, Kevin) visited him and spent quality family time with
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Life in Clearwater, Fla. seemed like heaven for area sports icon and Drifter legend Steve Swope (top right). With the support of his wife Anne (top left), he was able to fulfill a dream of a lifetime as he spent six weeks as an usher during spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies MBL team. him in Clearwater. Along with experiencing fan pandemonium in Clearwater, with watching a sea of red Phillies fans covering the island of Clearwater, they had an opportunity to visit the abundance of restaurants in the area. While Swope loved having the option of experiencing a new restaurant, his love for grouper sandwiches was by far his favorite. For breakfast, Swope found an eatery with a menu similar to his Colonial Beach hometown restaurant, Lenny’s. Interestingly, the place was also named Lenny’s. Prior to coming to Clearwater,
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career is firmly in place, the sky is the limit. With his wife’s impending retirement next year, the couple will soon make Clearwater a permanent part of their yearly travels. “It’s fun to have a new identity and new setting in life,” Swope said. “It was a unique experience to carve my professional niche in the next era of my life.”
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Indians over Drifters in softball in OT Leonard Banks Sports editor
The Drifters softball team continues to fight for every game this season. After winning three games in a row (North Point, Washington & Lee, Lancaster) the Indians Drifters suffered a minor setback, with a heartbreaking eight-inning overtime 13-9 loss Drifters to conference rival, Northumberland (6-3). However, on Saturday, after a Western Albermarle forfeit, the Drifters’ fortunes improved to a 4-3 overall record. On Wednesday, April 30, the Lady Drifters host Rappahannock. Result of the Tuesday home game featuring Essex were not available due to press deadlines. With screaming fans from both sides of the field, the softball varsity war between Colonial Beach and the Northumberland was destined
Sports editor Who let the dogs out? On Saturday, the parade field at the base at Dahlgren appeared to be a swarming sea of fur-bearing critters eager to showcase their athletic appeal. Labrador retrievers, poodles, pit bulls, bulldogs, great danes, and nearly every breed of dog along with their families came out to the first annual Morale Welfare & Recreation (MWR) Dog Gone Family Fun Day. From beginning to end, it was a festival of canine jubilation. In an effort to spread the joy of canine education, numerous animalfriendly vendors were invited to the bark in the park extravaganza. Thrilled with the huge turnout, MWR recreation director, Alice Stanton said, “We wanted to do something family-friendly for the families on the base. The event provided information for nutrition, canine health, police protection, and adoptions.” After a brisk one-mile run through the neighborhoods of the base, dogs and their owners were given an opportunity to showcase their agility skills on the obstacle course. King George resident, and Fancy & Friends Therapy Dogs president Sue Coleman and her assistant, King George Elementary School student, Abigale Sites assisted each dog and family member through the course of barrels, tire jumps, walk-it boards, and puppy jumps. While some dogs quickly made their way through the
It was fun day for everyone at the first MWR Dog Gone Family Fun Day. course, others were a bit tentative. Thrilled to have her dogs participate, Coleman said, “Among the many community activities that we participate in are visits to the hospitals, Reading Paw Program at Sealston and King George Elementary School, Heritage Hall, the King George Farmer’s Market Reading Program and the YMCA Healthy Kids Day.” Coleman’s therapy dogs are all certified through Therapy Dogs Inc. Currently, there are 13 members in her organization. Sites, also a member of the King George 4-H Club said, “I like working with our dogs and I love the community service part of it.”
Other vendors who attended the event included the Charles County Humane Society, Veterinary Care with Dr. Monica Aukward DVM, Bully Paws, First Animal Rescue League, Balloons First, Safe Harbor, King George Veterinary Clinic with Dr. John Niznik, Dr. Pauline Knowles, DVM (Mobile Veterinarian), King George County Sheriff ’s Office K-9 unit, Wounded Warriors, Music DJ and Paw Prints. The event also featured face painting and kid-friendly dog interactive events such as taking a photo with your dog, and the beagle belly bounce.
to be a nail-biter. In the top of the first inning, the Indians struck first, with Micaela Wilson scoring Connor Haislip with a single into left field. However, in the bottom of the first inning, the Drifters responded with three runs. After a throwing error to third base tied the game at 1-1 with runs, McKenzie Conway gave the Drifters a 3-1 lead on an RBI single that scored Taylor Lee. Later in the bottom of the second inning, the Drifters extended their lead to 6-1 on an RBI single from Emily Parks, a Northumberland throwing error, and an Indian pass ball. Combined with Manana Morton’s mix of fast and off-speed pitches, the Drifters appeared to be in the driver’s seat. Especially after picking up their seventh run on a double by Kaitlyn Proffit. Haislip would soon spoil the Drifters one-run fortunes with a sacrifice RBI fly ball to cut the Drifter lead to 7-2. Moments later, with the bases loaded, Sarah Haynie slammed an RBI single up the middle of the field that scored two
more Indian runs. After increasing their lead to 8-4 in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Drifters struggled in the top of the fifth, as the Indians rallied to tie the game (8-8). Later in the top of the sixth inning, Connor Haislip stroked an RBI single into right field, giving the Indians a crucial 9-8 lead. Manana Morton valiantly kept the Drifters close, as she used her full repertoire of off-speed pitches to throw the Indians off balance, while holding on to a one-point Indian deficit (9-8). With the momentum on the side of the Indians, the Drifters had one last chance to send the game into overtime, as they stepped up to bat in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the game on the line, Billie Gould reached base on a single, stole second, and came home on a error to tie the game at 9-9, and send it into extra innings. In the top of the eighth inning, the Indians scored the game’s final runs on a Kaci Payne three-run RBI double, and a single that scored an additional run from Haynie.
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KGYAA flag football news Staff Reports Under beautiful blue skies this past weekend at Sealston Elementary School, the King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) successfully completed the third week of its current flag football campaign. The following teams recorded hard victories Saturday: D1 (ages 6-8) – Gladiators, Tigers (two games); D2 (ages 9-11) – Aces, All-Americans, Rebels, Venom; D3 (12-14) – Blitz, Cobras, Lightning, Rage; D4 (15-17) – Bucks (two games), Leathernecks, Spiders. The KGYAA returns to Sealston this weekend for another round of exciting flag football action. For more information, visit the KGYAA on Facebook or at www. kgyaa.org.
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On Saturday, the King George Middle School track & field teams traveled to compete in the Louisa Invitational. In a field of eight teams, the Foxes girls’ team finished fourth, while the boys placed third. Aubrey Wingeart placed first and broke the Foxes school record in the 3200-meter run (12:25.60). She also placed first in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:39.59. Briana Green finished first and broke the school record in the pole vault with a leap of 7’. She also placed first in the high jump with a leap of 4’4”. Green also finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.89. Sprinter, Destiny Thompson finished third in the 100-meter dash
with a time of 13.65. Thompson also finished third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.77. Other Foxes girls’ performances included: DeChare Lane, 400-meter dash, 8th, 1:13.20; 800-meter run, 10th, 2:11.70; triple jump, 24’5.75”; Amber Spurchesi, 200-meter hurdles, 9th, 39.75; shot put 4th, 22’; 4x100-meter relay, 1:05.58; 4x400meter relay, 5:14.11; Jenna Andrews, long jump, 10th, 7’6.75”; McKenna Moliner, discus, 6th, 50’. As for the Foxes boys’ team, the 4x800-meter relay team broke the school record with a time of 9:48.53. Michael Habgood had a banner day, as he placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.65, and second in the 1600-meter run (5:29.54). Kyle Shea placed third in the 3200-meter run with a time of
12:42.94. Shea also placed fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 27’ 8”. Jordan Teaford placed third in the discus with a toss of 78”. He also placed 8th in the shot put with a toss of 26’ 4.50”. Jonathan Watson placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (18.63), and fourth in the 200-meter hurdles (32.29). Jeremiah Nance placed third in the high jump with a leap of 4’10”. He also finished 10th in the long jump with a leap of 11’ 7.75”. Lastly, Abe Martinez finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.96. On May 8, at 4:30 p.m., KGMS will compete in its final meet of the season, as the teams will host a trimeet, featuring Northumberland Middle School, Walker Grant, and Caroline.
King George Youth Elite flag football update Staff Reports Another weekend is in the books and the King George Youth Elite Foxes finished with eight wins and one loss. The KG Seminoles high school team finished with a split in their double header to stay in the mix for the top seed in the division. The KGYE 14U Foxes took the field and finished with a commanding 25-6 victory over the Fredericksburg Canes to remain unbeaten and in sole possession of first place. Next up for the 14U Foxes is a double header against the Fredericksburg Yellow Jackets and Stafford Ducks. The 8U Foxes were up next looking to avenge a loss two weeks earlier
against the Stafford Stealth. They did not disappoint, putting together a great team effort and a 19-6 victory. The Foxes are all alone in second place and will take on the first place Fredericksburg Yellow Jackets next weekend. The 10U Foxes improved their record to 3-2 with a win against the Fredericksburg Bears and are all alone in second place. The defense played great the entire game and had an important stop, in the redzone, after a turnover in the first half and went on to finish with a 25-0 victory. After a sluggish start and a loss over the Easter break, with many players missing, the 12U Foxes bounced back with a 21-0 victory
over Team Showtime (Spotsylvania Cougars) to stay at the top of the division. A touchdown just before halftime gave the Foxes a 7-0 lead and they didn’t look back, finishing the game without surrendering a point. Things moved indoors for the 1112 Foxes game against the Redskins with the Foxes winning a tough game, 12-6, to stay in the hunt for the top seed in their division. The 13-14 Foxes followed up with a battle for first place against the previously unbeaten Bullets. The Foxes played a solid game on both sides of the ball and finished with an 18-9 victory to remain undefeated and in first place.
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Staff Reports The 4th Annual Visualize and Rize Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament featuring Chicago Bear offensive lineman, and King George High School alumni, Jermon Bushrod will take place on Friday, June 13, 2014. The event will take place on the grounds of Cameron Hills Golf Course (14140 Salem Church Road. Featured celebrities include: Chicago Bear players Roberto Garza and Matt Slauson, San Francisco 49ers Jonathan Goodwin, New
York Jets Johnny Patrick, Carolina Panthers Roman Harper, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carl Nicks and more. Course times are as follows: first flight, 7 a.m., registration, 8 a.m. shotgun start; 2nd flight, 12 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $400 dollars per term or $100 per individual. The fee includes cart, range-balls, closest to the pin, longest drive, door prizes, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, and luncheon. Proceeds benefit the Visualize and Rize Foundation; a 501(C)(3)
non-profit organization. For golf tournament registration information please visit www. visualizeandrize.com, and click on events. Visualize and Rize Football Camp Save the following information: June 14, 2014, King George High School, 10100 King Foxes Way, King George, VA 22485. The annual camp is open to kids age six to 14. Registration opens May 1st. For more information please visit www. visualizeandrize.com.
Fredericksburg Bears grind out victory Leonard Banks Sports editor From the opening quarter, the game featuring the Fredericksburg Bears (4-2) versus the Phoenix Metro, Bears at King George County Stadium, was dominated by an intense rivalry. It Phoenix was clear that there was bad blood between the two rivals. However, regardless of the character of the battle, which featured fights, penalties and verbal exchanges, the Bears won the war, 7-6. Earlier in the season, the outcome was different, as the Phoenix Metro defeated the Bears, 13-9. Apart from the defensive stalemates, the game could literally be measured in inches. In the first quarter, the Bears’
opening drive ended with six possessions and a fumble on the Phoenix 44-yard line. The Phoenix’s failure to capitalize on the Bears’ misfortunes resulted in three downs, two short pass receptions, and a punt. The scoreless war continued into the second quarter. With 7:51 left in the half, the Phoenix suffered a critical turnover, when their center hiked the ball over quarterback Eric Smith in a shotgun formation. Bear linebacker, Lance Jones quickly recovered the Phoenix fumble for the game’s first touchdown. Later, with less than a minute remaining in the half, the Bears turned the ball over for the second time in the game with a fumble on the 18-yard line. On the ensuing Phoenix play, quarterback Eric Smith bolted in for a 18-yard touchdown. With the hope of taking the lead on a two-point conversion, the Phoenix attempted to focus on their run-game. The Bears defense
(D-Phi-D) would eventually spoil their efforts, by stopping Smith dead in his tracks. In the third quarter, the character of the game continued to revolve around defense. Both teams were unable to sustain a drive without having to punt. However, in the fourth quarter, Phoenix running back, David Azodeh appeared to have rumbled in for a 25-yard touchdown. The officials quickly called another one of many holding violations against the Phoenix. Bear linebacker, Steven Stanley sealed the deal for the home team, as he sacked Smith on the Phoenix final possession. In light of the potential for further personal fouls, the officials stopped the game on the Bears’ subsequent possession with three minutes to play. On Saturday, May 3, the Bears will travel to play the Mid-Atlantic Raiders. Game time is 7 p.m.
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The allergy cavalry arrives at the Community Care Clinic in King George King George — Arlene Jacovelli, President, of Community Care Clinic announced, April 29, that United Allergy Services® (UAS), a leading healthcare services company that enables family physicians, pediatricians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, has set up a service site in conjunction with the primary care physicians at Community Care Clinic. According to a recent national survey, while two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans suffer from seasonal or perennial allergy symptoms, only half of these sufferers are addressing the issue with a medical professional, leaving millions across the country unnecessarily suffering from ongoing coughs, sneezes and itchy, watery eyes often causing people to avoid outdoor activities. United Allergy Services ® (UAS), offers
affordable, customized solutions as every patient is different, and each responds differently to different allergens. That’s why United Allergy services custom formulates every single dosage of their allergy medications specific to the individual patient. Jacovelli further noted that “Over-thecounter and prescription medications ease your symptoms but may have significant side effects, so UAS identifies then treats the cause with custom medications.” A national survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of United Allergy Services, illustrates a strong discrepancy between patients’ suffering from allergy symptoms and those that are diagnosed and treated by a physician. Furthermore, 45 percent of patients who do not see a doctor take over-the-counter (OTC) medications that mask symptoms instead of effectively
reducing allergic reactions. “Spring is a beautiful time, unless you suffer from untreated allergies. Sadly, millions of Americans don’t know about the new discoveries that bring true relief with just a visit to their family doctor or primary care physician. Patients need to discuss symptoms during their next visit to the doctor and doctors need to encourage this conversation,” said Dr. Roosevelt Dean, MD, a primary care physician at Community Care Clinic in King George. Dr. Dean went on to state “Your family does not need to suffer through another season. Allergies can often be easily addressed through immunotherapy that provides long-lasting relief instead of briefly masking symptoms.” Allergen immunotherapy, known by most patients as allergy shots, is the only treatment proven to address the underlying issue.
Immunotherapy shots are the only treatment that desensitizes the patient to all of the allergens that are triggering their symptoms through a series of customized single injections that can often be administered by the patient at home. This approach is in stark contrast to OTC and prescription drugs that only temporarily mask allergy symptoms while patients continue to suffer and can develop allergy-induced asthma. “The fact that patients are not pursuing a treatment that provides long-lasting, sustainable allergy relief is a sign that the allergy care community needs to step up and further educate doctors and patients about the treatment options available,” said Nicolas Hollis, president and chief executive officer of United Allergy Services. “Patients deserve better. Logically and ethically, a treatment that effectively reduces symptoms and can be conveniently administered at home should
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Courthouses judged in lifelong learning course Popular archaeology instructors Dr. David Brown and Thane Harpole will soon present a new course sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL). On May 6, 13, and 20 (Tuesdays), from 1 to 3 p.m., “Courthouses of the Lower Middle Peninsula” will allow participants an up-close-
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completely. At the three courthouses to be viewed, students will examine archaeological and historical information that reveals what those courthouse villages were like. The course will also provide an introduction to the documentary resources available at each courthouse, and will help to guide genealogists and historians who wish to conduct their own research into surviving
county records. Both Brown and Harpole received their undergraduate degrees, and Brown his doctorate, from the College of William and Mary; they have conducted archaeological research and instruction in Gloucester County since 1994. They are co-directors of the Fairfield Foundation and founding members of the Werowocomoco Research Group
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Abandoned Vessel Notice Notice is hereby given that the following vessel has been abandoned for more than 60 days on the property of: Dahlgren Marine Center, 17088 Ferry Dock Road, King George, VA 22485. Phone: 540/663-2741. Vessel Description: 25’ HydraSport, 1988, white hull, registration MD 6638 BP, hull ID HSX934736788. Application for Watercraft Registration and/ or Title will be made in accordance with Section 29.1-733.1 of the Code of Virginia if this vessel is not claimed and removed within 30 days of the first publication of this notice. Please contact the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries with questions.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING KING GEORGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
Interested parties may obtain the RFP package by contacting the King George County Procurement Manager, Kelly S. Dixon CPPO CPPB, at (540) 775-8575, firstname.lastname@example.org, download from the King George County website – www.king-george.va.us/county- offices/purchasing/solicitations or by written request to: King George County Procurement Manager, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 201, King George, VA, 22485. Proposals will be accepted at the King George County Finance Department at the above address until 2:00 PM (local prevailing time) on May 29, 2014. Late proposals will not be accepted. Small, Women, Minority, and Service Disabled Veteran owned businesses and Local County businesses are encouraged to apply. King George County Service Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PUBLIC SALE OF TAX DELINQUENT KING GEORGE COUNTY REAL ESTATE TO BE SOLD....
The King George County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing beginning at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Robert H. Combs Board Room of the Revercomb Administration Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia 22485. Fiscal Years 2014/15-2019/20 Capital Improvements Program: The Capital Improvements Program is a five-year program for capital expenditures in King George County. The King George County Planning Commission is responsible for forwarding a recommendation to the King George County Board of Supervisors. Documents related to the above cases are available for public inspection during the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Department of Community Development, King George County Revercomb Administration Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia. The public is invited to attend the above scheduled hearings and to express their views on the above cases. Those who are unable to attend the public hearings may submit their comments in writing to the Director of Community Development, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 104, King George, Virginia 22485, prior to the scheduled hearings.
By Order of the King George County Planning Commission 4/30/14, 5/7/14
AT AUCTION! Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 105, King George, VA 22485 Pursuant to the terms of those certain Decrees of Sale from the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, the undersigned Special Commissioner will offer for sale at public auction at the King George County Board Room, King George, Virginia, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., subject to the following terms and conditions, the following-described real estate:
Parcel 1 (Hooker) Parcel 2 (Lawson) Parcel 3 (Lawson) Parcel 4 (KG) Parcel 5 (Robinson)
TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH PUBLIC NOTICE
Parcel 6 (Ocean)
Please take notice that on the 8th day of May, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the regular monthly meeting of the Colonial Beach Town Council, at Colonial Beach Town Center in Colonial Beach, 22443, the Council will conduct a Public Hearing on the following: ORDINANCE NO. 647
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) 367-9753.
LEASE OF OFFICE SPACE King George County, Virginia is accepting proposals from qualified firms for the Lease of Office Space for use by King George County Social Services and Virginia Cooperative Extension offices.
ORDINANCE NO. 647 AMENDS THE COLONIAL BEACH TOWN CODE, CHAPTER 13.1 “LICENSES,”ARTICLE I, “BUSINESS AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES OF TAXATION,” SECTION 13.1-4, “LICENSE REQUIREMENT” TO EXCLUDE PERSONS RENTING PROPERTY BY THE WEEK FROM THE BUSINESS LICENSE REQUIREMENT; CHAPTER 20, “TAXATION” ARTICLE III, “TRANSIENT LODGING TAX,” SECTION 20-30, “DEFINITIONS” TO MODIFY THE DEFINITIONS OF HOTEL, LODGING, PERSON, AND TRANSIENT, AND TO ADD DEFINITIONS FOR ROOM RENTAL AND TRAVEL CAMPGROUND; SECTION 20-31, “LEVY” TO ADD TRAVEL CAMPGROUND; SECTION 20-34, “DISCOUNT;” SECTION 20-36, “PROCEDURE UPON FAILURE TO FILE RETURN OR PAY TAX” TO MODIFY THE PROCEDURE; TO DELETE SECTION 20-39, “EXCEPTIONS FOR GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS”AND SECTION 20-40, “EXCEPTIONS FOR TRANSIENTS AT PLACES OF LODGING AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS;” AND TO MODIFY SECTION 20-41, “VIOLATIONS; CRIMINAL PENALTIES” TO CLARIFY THAT THE PENALTY IS A MISDEMEANOR. ORDINANCE NO. 647 IS CONSIDERED PURSUANT TO THE GRANTS OF AUTHORITY CONTAINED IN VA. CODE § 58.1-3840. A copy of Ordinance No. 647 is available for review by the public at 18 North Irving Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443. Anyone having questions may contact Town Hall at 804-224-7181, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All interested persons may attend and express their views. Following the public hearings the Town Council may take action to approve this Ordinance. Any person requiring assistance to participate in the public hearing is asked to contact Town Hall in advance so that appropriate arrangements may be made.
By Order of the Colonial Beach Town Council 4/23/14, 4/30/14
Parcel 7 (Dalton) Parcel 8 (Kontur) Parcel 9 (Ware)
1.995 acres, more or less, on James Madison Parkway at Salem Church Road; Tax Map 38-24A 0.3022 acre, more or less, west side of James Madison Parkway, Tax Map 17-82J 0.3 acre, more or less, west side of James Madison Parkway, Tax Map 17-82B Lot 13, Sec. 10, Presidential Lakes, on Lincoln Drive, Tax Map 23A-10-13 Lot 49, Sec. 7, Presidential Lakes, on Kenmore Circle, Tax Map 23A-7-49 Lot 20, Sec. 11, Presidential Lakes, on Eisenhower Drive, Tax Map 23A-11-20 Lot 41, Sec. 5, Presidential Lakes, on Harrison Drive; Tax Map 23A-5-41 0.355 acres, more or less, Tract 4, on Shiloh Loop, Tax Map 34-30C 1 acre, more or less, on Salem Church Road; Tax Map 39-11A
TERMS OF SALE: All sales are subject to the approval of the Circuit Court. A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the highest bid and will become a part of the total sales price on each property. The highest bidder shall deposit ten percent (10%) of the total sales price, by either cash or good check, which sum shall be credited toward the purchase at closing. The balance of the purchase price, in cash or certified funds, shall be deposited with the Clerk, King George Circuit Court, within fifteen (15) days of Court confirmation. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. All properties will be conveyed by Special Warranty Deed, subject to any easements and covenants of record, and any rights of persons in possession. Title insurance is available to purchasers at their expense, and subject to all requirements for issuance. Interested parties may go upon the unimproved real estate only for the purpose of making an inspection. Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over any prior written or verbal terms of sale.
Margaret F. Hardy, Special Commissioner Sands Anderson PC Post Office Box 907 Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0907 (540) 373-2504 http://www.sandsanderson.com http://www.vadelinquenttaxsale.com
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VDGIF and local kids sample pond’s fish population On April 21, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ (VDGIF) biologists met with Mark Fike and Matt Limbrick, leaders of the King George Outdoor Club, along with a few of the members and other youth in the county to learn how fisheries’ biologists sample a waterway for fish populations. Scott Herrmann and Matt Blommell took the time to show the kids their equipment, give them a basic crash course on fisheries and explain how they sample a lake like Chandlers Mill Pond. The biologists then took a few of the kids out to let them help net fish and watch as they actively sampled the pond. It was an incredible opportunity for the kids to see firsthand how the work was done that impacts fishing regulations. The kids also measured and weighed the fish and collected the
data for the biologists in a timely manner. Many nice bass, a huge chain pickerel and plenty of bluegill, fliers, crappie and a few other species were collected. Note – All fish were released back into the pond after data was collected. My observations were twofoldFirst, the kids really enjoyed and appreciated the biologists taking the time to show them how they sample a lake. Second, the fish population at Chandlers appears to be in good shape from what I saw. There were few young bass, so that does not look great for two or three years down the road, but the size of the current catchable largemouth bass seems to be in good shape. There are plenty of nice sunfish and bluegill at Chandlers and even some decent crappie to be caught. —Mark Fike
Photos by Mark Fike
Above left: Students went sampling on the pond and enjoyed their time collecting fish. Above: Kristy and Faith get ready to go out on the boat to sample the pond. Above Right: Faith holds up a trophy bass that was collected, recorded and released unharmed back into the pond.
Above from left to right: Ben carefully measures a bass that was caught in the sampling effort. Ben Coffey holds up one of the many quality largemouth bass that were caught. Mr. Limbrick helps Elijah hold up a nice largemouth caught during sampling at Chandlers Mill Pond. Scott shows us a pair of largemouth bass collected from the pond. Even the youngest anglers participated in helping the biologists collect data from Chandlers.
Outdoor Report Fishing is very good now, and some saltwater action is picking up, too. Hunting Turkey hunting ramped up this week with plenty of birds seen and a number of them taken home to eat, as well. Send us decent photos of youth or new hunters with birds, and we will print as space email@example.com Fishing Rappahannock River - Donna at Ken’s Tackle in Spotsylvania reported that white perch are being caught at Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg; shad and large crappie are also hitting there. Too bad the river is so silted in at that location, and the Army Corps of Engineers won’t do anything about it. Also in Fredericksburg, at the City Dock, the shad are biting but not quite as strong as they were. American shad are there, and smaller hickory
Potomac River Aqua Land in Southern Maryland reports that anglers are using cutbait and bloodworms to catch plenty of catfish. Some striper action is also being had, but above the bridge, anglers cannot keep any striper.
spinners for them. Motts Run Reservoir reported good largemouth bass fishing. They are becoming aggressive now that the spawn is on. Some nice catfish are hitting chicken livers now, too. Plenty of bluegill and white perch were hitting nightcrawlers. Saltwater – Capt. Ryan Rogers of the Midnight Sun (804-580-0245) has put clients on some gorgeous fish this spring. One of the recent trips, everyone got a Maryland citation rockfish. The smallest fish on that particular trip was 39 inches! We have heard rumors of croaker at Reedville and also some at Virginia Beach.
Ponds Sunfish and bream are biting very well in ponds. Crappie slowed down some, and bass are hitting spinnerbaits very aggressively. Old Cossey Pond in Fredericksburg was hot again for trout. Try the normal small
Events April 12 through May 3 – Spring gobbler season; half hour before sunrise until noon; one bearded gobbler per hunter per day. May 5 through 17– Turkey season; half hour before sunrise until sunset. —Mark Fike
shad and some herring are showing up, too. White perch, small ones at that, are hitting, and there are plenty of small rockfish in the area. Bass angling in the river is very good now for small fish measuring 12-15 inches and weighing about a pound or a pound and a half. Try crankbaits and jigs on structure.
Above Left: Courtney, Gary and Pop fishing. Above Right: Gary with a bass
Photos by Mark Fike
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• Reedville Fishermen’s Museum & Gift Shop
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• Regent Point Marina, Inc.
• The Renaissance Shop
• Reuben Burton, Inc.
• The Rivah Hair Studio
• Northern Neck Mechanical
• Rivah Antiques & Accessories
• The Wharf
• Northern Neck Office Equipment
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• Thomas Beasley Septic Systems
• Kilmarnock Planing Mill, Inc.
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• Seaside Thai & French Cuisine
• 50 East Church Street
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• James F. Hamilton MD PLC
• Alderman’s Saw Shop, Inc.
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• Lighthouse Thai & French Cuisine Restaurant
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• White Stone Pharmacy
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• Windows Direct of Eastern VA
• The Business Center
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• Lamberth Building Materials
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