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Sheriff’s officers arrest third suspect in King George gang style shootings Richard Leggitt King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey has announced the arrest of a third suspect in the double shooting last month which killed one King George man and badly injured another. Anthony William Goodman, 30, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was arrested by officers late Friday night, Dempsey said. The gang style shootings, which were apparently drug related, occurred on the evening of April 28, in a rural area of the

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county. Dempsey said Ronelle Davon Johnson, 20, was found dead outside his residence on Winston Place. A second 20-year-old man, whom authorities would not identify, was also shot and was seriously injured. Both victims had their hands bound behind their backs with duct tape at the time of the shootings. Dempsey said the ensuing investigation revealed that the shootings were drug-related. Johnson died at the scene and the second victim was taken to Mary

Washington Hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Richmond. Solid police work by the sheriff ’s office led to two arrests shortly after the shootings. Tennage Michel Shanks, 42, from King George, was arrested in Colonial Beach on May 1. Michael Clinton, 28, from Bladensburg, Md., was arrested on April 30, 2014 by Prince Georges County Maryland Police. Dempsey’s officers had been seeking Goodman and had him under observation

when the suspect drove down Route 3 Friday toward the King George Sheriff ’s Office. “He apparently wanted to turn himself in,” said Dempsey. Officers stopped Goodman’s vehicle before it reached the sheriff ’s office and took him into custody without incident. Goodman was being held without bond in the Rappahannock Regional Jail. Dempsey praised Lt. Monty Cliff for his work on the case. “He has done an outstanding job of leading this investigation,” the sheriff said. He also expressed his appreciation to the

Board approves amended Dahlgren rezoning on split vote

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No land adjacent to Bayberry to be rezoned Phyllis Cook

Phyllis Cook The King George Board of Supervisors is vying for a new business that fabricates reinforced steel, commonly called rebar to locate at the King George Industrial Park. In addition to steel bar, reinforcing steel fabrication can produce steel mesh or wires used as tension devices for reinforcing concrete and masonry used in construction. At last week’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors on May 6, action was taken to approve a resolution and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with HGAC, LLC, which is seeking to relocate and consolidate two of its other facilities in the state to King George. RESOLUTION The resolution provided the board’s unanimous support for HGAC’s intent to locate in King George and its application for a $450,000 grant from the state’s Industrial Access Railroad Track Funds, administered by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. Virginia’s Industrial Access Railroad Tracks Program helps connect businesses to freight rail service by funding the construction or improvement of railroad tracks and facilities to serve industrial sites where freight rail service is currently needed. The decision on the grant funding will be made by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). An agenda item scheduled for last month’s CTB workshop on April 16 indicated that HGAC would construct 4,200 linear feet of track to link to the existing rail line serving a portion of the county industrial park by CSX Transportation. HGAC’s total rail infrastructure costs are estimated at $800,000. Establishment of HGAC in the county would anticipate the use of 1,000 additional railcars annually, with a $12 million project investment estimated for the proposed King George location and ten new jobs associated with the expansion project. Rail is a critical component of the proposed site for HGAC in King George. Additional sites are also being considered in North Carolina and Maryland according to the applicant. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING The MOU with King George indicates the county’s intent to also provide up to $150,000 toward See mou, page 3

FBI and other law enforcement agencies for helping King George authorities in the search for Goodman. Dempsey said Goodman, like Shanks and Clinton, has been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder first degree, malicious wounding, two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of abduction. Goodman and Clinton, who have criminal records, have also been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Foxes varsity softball pitcher Ashleigh Nalls continues to excel! Most recently, she limited Cougar batters with two hits, one credited run, one walk and six strikeouts. Throughout the season, the powerful righthander has struck-out 60 batters, allowed 16 walks, with an ERA of 1.077 in 65 innings.

School Board mulling use of surplus funds Phyllis Cook King George school division’s Superintendent Rob Benson advised the School Board at last week’s meeting on May 7 on various needs for the division for which they might spend some anticipated surplus funds prior to June 30. Benson was reluctant to provide an estimate of the unbudgeted funds, saying he wanted to first confer with Robyn Shugart, county finance director, prior to naming a figure. The figure has previously been estimated at about $300,000 due in part to more state revenue from higher enrollments during the current school year. His spending list included possible purchases for a dishwasher at Potomac Elementary and a replacement dishwasher at the middle school. Cafeteria dishwashers have previously been priced by the division at about $42,000 each. Other items listed for possible purchase included spectator seating at the middle school for track and the ball fields, concrete walkway replacement at old King George Elementary School for the pre-school, and additional storage cabinets for the newly renovated wings at Potomac, along with driveway surfacing at that school. His list also included desks and cafeteria table replacement at various schools, along with carpet

replacement in various areas at the School Board office. He also listed replacement of two maintenance vehicles, previously estimated at $55,000, and access control systems for King George Elementary and Sealston. The security equipment has previously been estimated at about $125,000. Benson also said the costs of two studies should also be included, for which requests for proposals are being written. Those would help the School Board make decisions regarding some facilities they may want to renovate, including whether to add on to the current middle school or renovate and add on to the former middle school. The purpose of either addition would be to create space in one of the two buildings to be able to shift the 6th grades from the county’s three elementary schools. The other study would determine and compare costs for a new track complex at the high school or whether to refurbish the track at the middle school, along with adding restrooms, concessions and improved bleacher seating. School Board members said they needed cost estimates for all items and an estimate of the amount of unspent funds before they could make decisions. 2014-15 BUDGETING Benson is also mulling decisions to finalize categorical figures for

the 2014-15 budget, whose fiscal year begins on July 1. He told the School Board it needed to cut $634,703 as the difference between its proposed budget and its actual budget allocation for next year. The School Board had requested an operating budget of $37,890,464. The county approved a School Board budget of $37,255,761, which provides a 5-percent increase over the current year’s approved budget. The county is providing its employees 1-percent average raises under the pay-for-performance policy, beginning at mid-year, on Jan. 1, 2015. The county has requested that the School Board likewise grant 1-percent raises at mid-year, estimated to cost $106,000. Benson noted the county’s plan for raises, but said he thought the division could provide 1-percent increases for the full year. To do that, he proposed reducing funding for textbooks by $87,715, reducing paper expenditures by $15,000, reducing Special Education contracted services by $14,802 and by eliminating the proposed 2-percent salary step increases for employees at a savings of $517,186. But School Board members asked to see the cost for full-year 2-percent raises for all employees, prior to finalizing the budget categories.

The King George Board of Supervisors approved an amended rezoning request in Dahlgren at last week’s meeting on May 6 on a split vote, 3-2, with Ruby Brabo and Cedell Brooks voting against the project. Chairman Joe Grzeika, Dale Sisson and Jim Howard voted in favor of the request. The request from JPI Walnut Hill LLC by Jay Jarrell was approved with amendments to the proffers and to the general development plan that resulted in no property being rezoned immediately adjacent to the Bayberry subdivision. Eight speakers addressed the rezoning issue during the meeting’s public comment, with seven of those repeating their opposition to the project, as in the past. In addition, Supervisor Ruby Brabo read a letter purporting to be from a

Bayberry resident about a third- or fourth-hand conversation alleged to have taken place six months ago containing anonymous claims against other board members. There was also lively discussion by members of the Board of Supervisors when the case came up on the agenda. (For details on the letter and board comments, see related article.) The applicant had revised the proffers at least four times since its December hearing by the Planning Commission in attempts to accommodate the concerns of members of the Commission and those of the Board of Supervisors and Bayberry subdivision residents to eliminate noisy, and/or brightlylit uses, as well as to increase the size of a land buffer between the property and subdivision lots. The approved action reduced the intensity of the original request, and mitigated the potential or perceived impacts through a reduction in the area for development. The approved amendments resulted in fewer acres being rezoned than originally requested, and they See rezoning, page 2

Lively board discussion takes place prior to votes During public comment time at last week’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting, Supervisor Ruby Brabo read a letter purportedly from Bayberry resident Monica Hartnett containing anonymous claims against “at least one member” of the Board of Supervisors. The charges included campaign financing with implied vote-buying. It related a “brief ” conversation alleged to have taken place “about six months ago” between Hartnett and an anonymous neighbor who was a “builder contractor.” The third- or fourth-hand conversation related by Brabo from the letter said a developer had told the neighbor that he could “play a part in the construction of a saloon just outside the entrance to our subdivision,” showing Hartnett photos of a similar motorcyclethemed bar with bowling alley proposed for the site. Brabo went on, reading, “The developer told my neighbor that he finally felt he had the votes on the Board of Supervisors to rezone the parcel of land to commercial. He said it had gone before the board once in the past, unsuccessfully. So disappointed was he in that vote that he financed the campaign of at least one member during an election at some point after that. This time, he said he was ready to purchase the land once the rezoning

to commercial, pretty much a sure thing, took place.” Following Brabo’s letter-reading, rezoning applicant, Jay Jarrell, spoke at public comment, denying all allegations made by Brabo’s letterreading. Jarrell stated, “I don’t know who the woman talked to, so I can’t comment about what that gentleman thinks or says is going to happen. I can tell you that neither I nor any member of my firm, nor any member of my partner’s firm, have ever made a political contribution to any member of this board.” Jarrell added, “I have not talked to anyone about building anything on this property. We have approached a car dealer for a well-known area car dealership that was looking for property in King George. They went somewhere else. We have not talked to anyone else. I have never talked to anyone about a saloon in this location, or any other location, for that matter. So at this point, the property, if it were to be rezoned, will be put on the market for sale. I highly doubt a saloon would be put in that location, from just what I know See Letter, page 2

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Rezoning: Changed to C-1 From page 1 were rezoned to the less intensive commercial zoning classification of Retail Commercial (C-1). Instead of 6.75-acres to General Trade (C-2), Supervisors rezoned 5.8143 acres to (C-1) with revised proffers and a revised general development plan. PROFFER AMENDMENTS It is significant to understand that all approved proffers run with the land, no matter who becomes the owner in the future. The approved proffers are those dated April 22, 2014, with the applicant having subsequently withdrawn its previous proffer and development plan amendments that included a restricted area and proffered out some C-2 uses. The applicant had instead agreed to reduce the amount of land to be rezoned by deleting a section of the property from the rezoning request that leaves a strip of land adjacent to the Bayberry subdivision lots that measures 153-feet wide in the current A-2 zoning designation. That land is expected to remain undisturbed. DETAILS OF REZONING JPI Walnut Hill LLC represented by Jay Jarrell received approval to rezone 5.8143 acres from Rural Agricultural (A-2) to Retail Commercial (C-1), with proffers, on a small portion of a larger 128.95-acre parcel, identified as Tax Map 9, Parcel 34. The property is on the west side of US 301 about .2 miles south of the intersection with Danube Drive (Route 1101). It will be served by public utilities to be provided by the King George County Service Authority. It is

located in the Dahlgren Primary Settlement Area in the county’s Comprehensive Plan. The 5.8143-acre parcel is part of a larger parcel to its north with A-2 zoning. That 128.95-acre parcel is currently in open land and woodlands, and is the subject of a cluster subdivision application under review by the Department of Community Development as a byright use under the existing zoning. The applicant’s proposed cluster subdivision is planned to be retained as a large common area behind the 5.8143-acre parcel that would be undeveloped in perpetuity as a large wooded buffer adjacent to all abutting Bayberry subdivision lots. The small parcel requested for rezoning no longer abuts two residential properties in the Bayberry subdivision. The rezoned acreage will be consolidated with a smaller triangularly-shaped parcel 37A, which contains 1.91 acres adjacent to it that is commercially-zoned and fronts on US 301. A boundary line adjustment is to be made to result in a rectangular parcel with an additional ‘panhandle’ attached and forming part of the frontage on US 301. That panhandle shape is not adjacent to any Bayberry subdivision lots, but instead is adjacent to existing commerciallyzoned property with that use. A detailed traffic impact analysis was submitted by the applicant, which was reviewed and commented on by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). As a result, the applicant’s approved proffers include VDOTrecommended safety improvements to a number of median cross-overs and existing entrances.

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bigger financial gain, I feel is an issue.”

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about the commercial market. And I can promise you that as of this time, I’ve never talked to anyone about it, nor has anyone, with the firm, or involved in this company.” None of the members of the Board commented on the anonymous statements read by Brabo.

BROOKS Supervisor Cedell Brooks was the only board member not taking part in the discussion, only reiterating that he was against the rezoning request. Brooks had stated at the March 18 meeting, following a lengthy public hearing on the case, “I think the people of the community in Dahlgren have spoken, and I think we need to be the voice of the people.”

GRZEIKA Chairman Joe Grzeika responded, saying, “As far as the financial issues, I think you have a point. The problem is the point works the other way.” He added, “As we look at zoning, we’re not in the business of determining if somebody is going to make a profit or not. That’s not our job. Our job is looking at the development plan. This is a development area along a major four-lane highway and does it make sense to put commercial use there. That’s the decision that we’re looking at.” Grzeika noted that the case has been under review for several months, adding, “You have a developer who has listened and made changes to try and accommodate what we’ve heard. Your idea of compromise is deny it - and that’s compromise. Mine is, can we get to a point where it makes sense overall. Because commercial use is the highest and best use along this 301 corridor. And that’s one of the things we look that generates more tax revenue for this county. That’s where the highest and best use comes from.”

BRABO Brabo stated the same position she has held all along, saying, “I’m still not in favor of the rezoning.” She reiterated what had been stated by Jarrell, that he planned to sell the property requested for rezoning. She added, “To simply help him make a

HOWARD SupervisorJimHowardcommented, saying, “Another thing we look at, too, is where the development is going to be. And you’re looking at a bank on one side and a filling station on the other side. And a small - at this point 5-point-some acre lot in the middle of

SISSON After Brabo made remarks that he met with the developer, Supervisor Dale Sisson corrected her, saying, “My discussion was with Jack. I didn’t have any interaction with the developer. It was all working with Jack, as the board asked me to do.” Sisson, a King George native, summed up his decision points. He stated, “As long as I can remember, Bayberry has been bracketed by commercially-zoned land. Zoning is a relatively new thing, but Mr. McDaniel ran that Texaco there back as far as I can remember and the car wash. And the office park that includes a number of contractors there on the opposite corner has also been there for many years.” Sisson said he thinks the agricultural zoning in the middle of the commercial uses is unusual at this location, saying, “This is an oddity, this gap in commercial development. Our Comprehensive Plan calls for commercial development along the 301 corridor from that intersection back through 206 & 301. I’m an author and an adopter of it. I know it calls for that. So this really has been an oddity.” Sisson explained, saying, “When we adopt the Comprehensive Plan it doesn’t automatically rezone any land in that plan. But what it does is it tells the development community, the non-development community, those who want to buy a farm, whatever – here’s where the governing body

BOARD DISCUSSION LIVELY Later in the meeting, when reconsideration of the proposed rezoning case came up on the agenda, some lively board discussion followed the staff presentation on the latest proffers described by Jack Green, county director of Community Development.

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This pair of candelabra was an estate sale purchase many years ago.  One of them was broken with the stem having come apart.  The owner has had it repaired professionally, and the repair is hardly noticeable.  At present he is thinking of having the pair re-plated, and asks if it is correct to reHenry Lane silver. He has Hull been unable to find any hallmark on either piece. We have here a fine pair of English Sheffield candelabra, dating from the mid-nineteenth century.  From the photograph the repair is not apparent, and the overall design of the stems and arms is excellent.  Sheffield is a form of silver plate applied to a copper base. If polished the silver would shine, but the copper base areas that have worn through would as well. Silver-plating would make a nice finish, but it would be eliminating all vestiges of the original silver finish. In a case such as this one, I recommend going with what will satisfy the owner in displaying the pieces at home.  If the finish is annoying in its current condition, then proceed to re-silver.  If that is the course chosen, remember that the new finish ultimately also will tarnish and be subject to rubbing off with regular polishing.  From a cost perspective, re-plating will be expensive, and will not add as much to the value as what the cost of the work will be. Personally, I would polish, and enjoy the mixed silver

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of King George County what they support – for development, not development, agricultural activity or whatever it may be – for a certain area.” Sisson also said, “It’s important to me that we look at each case on its own merits, absolutely. It’s also important to me that we encourage development in the right way. So, if we put out a comprehensive plan and then not follow it from this standpoint –” He added, “I’m okay with folks investing in properties like this, when we say that’s what we want it to be.” MOTION FOR MORE REVIEW FAILS Brabo disagreed with taking action on the amended rezoning request and made a motion to send the rezoning application back to the Planning Commission for additional review. She said, “It makes a difference if you know what is going to be built in your back yard. That list is long. I believe a rezoning should not be done, unless we know the kind of development is going to be put in place.” Grzeika disagreed, saying, “Zoning by its very nature says we identify a set of uses that is allowed in the zone. And that’s what we’re doing. It’s no different. To say, ‘we’re not going to ever zone before we know a specific use does make no sense.’ Why would you have zoning? A zone identifies the uses by definition.” That motion failed 2-3.

and copper appearance, knowing that each time that I polish them more of the copper base will show.  As is the pair is worth $250; if a hallmark could be found the value could increase exponentially. 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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8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll: Elimma Aguolu, Rebecca Anderson, Erin Baker, Ian Banker, Benjamin Bibel, Mariyah Bland, Jarrod Brem, Morgan Carey, Julia Chambers, Hutchinson Fisher, Leona Gaither, Patrick Graves, Briana Green, Morgan Griffith, Sarah Grossen, Michael-James Habgood, Anna Hall, Michael Hall, Kristin Halter, Tyler Johnson, Alexandra Knoke, Lindsay Knoke, Richard Knott, Hannah Koepfinger, Emily Lambert, Cole Lipinski, Kaleigh MacGregor, Chrystian Mervilus, Jessica Miller, Noah Mills, McKenna Mollner, Emma Morrow, Kyra Newman, Ciara Pryor, Frances Rehrer, Katherine Settle, Kyle Shea, Emily Sizemore, Sydney Taylor, Mallory Tompkins, William Veazey, Todd Wahlquist, Markal Washington, Sydney Welles, Miranda Wilmot, Aubrey Wingeart, Gracelynn Wynn, Adrianna Young. A/B Honor Roll: James Adkins, Shelby Baumer, Joshua Beaulieu, Macie Bitto, Justin Blom, Bailey Brown, Mikayla Brown, Xavier Brown, Joelene Burrows, Safire Clarke, Benjamin Coffey, Kimberly Corbett, Cheyenne Courtney, Emma Croft, David Dale, Taylor Dasher, Veronica DeClute, Molly Desque, Romeo Djan, William English, Cameron Flood, Corinne French, William German, Michael Green, Lindsey Hall, Anthony Hankins, Caitlin Harr, Peregrine Hayward, Emma Headley, Aric Hennessey, Kenya Henry, Conner Herndon, Darin Hughes Jr., Anthony Jenkins, Tamara Jett, Christopher Klopp, Drew Knott, Brittany Krtanjek, Jesse Landrum, Savannah Lee, Regan Lenzi, Sarah Leonard, Ke’Ara Lucas, Carson Marshall, Keelyshea Mcgarry, Douglas Mendoza, Amy Minter, Madison Morgan, Maverick Morrison, Zack Moses, Justin Murphy, Zoe Norton, Rachel O’Connor, John Olszewski, Jayden

Parker, Olivia Pepin, Michelle Pham, Christopher Pinto, Collin Raich, Drew Reynolds, Laura Richardson, Summer Rogers, Ryan Rorrer, Allison Ryan, Taylor Sabo, Michael Sharp, Grant Shelkey, Zoe Simms, Yasmeen Smith, Amber Spuchesi, Gabrielle Strealy, Jordan Teaford, Dominick Thomas, Rock Thomas, Edward Tidwell, Jessica Vazquez, Garrett White, Nathaniel Wilson. Honorable Mention: T’Juan Beverly, Johnathan Conaway, Elizabeth Cooke, Brendan Dean, Julia Docherty, Majed ElAhwal, Morgan Elder, Michael Gerberry, Kayla Hernandez, Jeremy Hoffman, Alexandra Ingram, Joshua James, Tiffany Juarez, Christian Kim, Tierney Kunstmann, Cameron Lewis, Kimberly Marshall, Kevin Miller, Samuel Moore, Hunter Padgett, Dylan Phipps, Dennis Randall, Gillian Renner, Cameron Ridgell, Joshua Rowe, Walker Sandler, Jeremy Saunders, Dillon Schmitt, Marcus Smith, Alexa Steele, Jaylen Stepney, Emily Swarens, Juliet Truslow, LaQuana Tullis, Jonathon Watson. 7th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll: Ellianna Bailey, Sydney Biondi, Julia Bogue, Ethan Broad, Nikolaus Buckwalter, Emily Burkholder, Emily Connell, Megan Dixon, Emma Gaertner, Cortney Halsey, Lilly Hayes, Emily Hill, Calvin Jones, Maiya Kraft, Jeremy Kraisser, Katarina Krueger, DaChar Lane, Emily Mays, Tate Newman, Joshua O’Hara, Caleb O’Neill, Audrey Patterson, Liam Prunczik, Hope Quinones, Matthew Redcay, Fallon Ross, Allison Seay, Rebecca Shaw, Sarah Shelton, Devin Stout, Stephen Thorsted, James Treutle, Kyle Wear, Abigail Wilson, Devon Wise. A/B Honor Roll: Zeyno Aksit, Rebecca Albertson, Tawan Allen, Savanah Allinson,

Ayron Andrews, Jenna Andrews, Tajayda Arrington, Arielle Aucoin, Blaire Ayres, Jacob Banerjee, Mikaela Barboza, Margaret Burch, Thomas Burrell III, Joseph Chatman, David Clift, Robert Coates, Lamont Cochran, Stephanie Denton, Kolton Dobson, Halia Ellis, Carissa Emory, Karlyn Faulk, Dillon Flowers, Jonah Frith, Saniya Frye McNeill, Kelsey Gardiner, Christopher Garrison, Kourtney Gill, Madison Harris, Justin Healey, Lauryn James, Kylie Jenkins, Emily Kowall, Aaron Lare, Joseph Lewis, Calista Lide, Shannon Lipke, Marcus Logan, Garrison Lowe, Alyssa Marshall, Brianna Martin, Thomas Maxey, Daniel Merrigan, Dylan Middleton, Amanda Miner, Julia Mrotek, Cody Murgas, Stephanie Murphy, Makenna Newton, Jonathan Nicholas, Samantha Nicholson, Nadia Panozo, Brielle Parr, Alec Pinneta, Connor Raich, Erin Reeves, Rebecca Rhodes, Maria Ricciardi, Leyna Ridgeway, Korben Robinson, Madison Rosner, Ashley Sanders, Ethan Slachter, Amari Smith, Danielle Staples, Joshua Staples, Ryan Sydnor, Michaela Tate, Ezekiel Taylor, Daniel Thompson, Gabriela Thompson, Kennedy Tibbs, Allan Velazquez, Octavia Walker, Hannah Wathen, Kaitlyn Wear, Valerie Weberg, Kaniya Whiting, Matthew Zilic, Cannon Zylonis. Honorable Mention: Summer Allen, Jada ArringtonPride, Abigail Carson, Nicholas Dean, Samuel DelGrande, Megan Dyer, Jose Flores-Maradiaga Jr., Johnathan Gaines, Laura Greeley, Ethan Indseth, Cintasia Jackson, Jacob Johnson, Megan Jones, John Karle, Clara Laich, Joseph Liptak, Jessica McDaniel, Elizabeth Meyer, Emma Parker, Rene Rodriguez, Tiara Rowe, Joshua Schaeffer, Elyse Shoppell, Seth Shriver, Marie Stuart, Logan Sullivan, Lindsey Swarens, Chase Sylver, Daniel Ward, Makayla Washington.

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Sheriff’s Report April 21 Klein, Candice Marie Pearl – Contempt of Court Bailey, Veronica Nicole – Fail to Comply with Probation for A&B Charge Gross, Eric Dwayne Jr. – Assault and Battery, Unlawful Purchase or Possess Alcoholic Beverage April 22 Rector, Dustin Patrick – Fail to Appear on Misdemeanor Charge Bailey, Joshua Oran II Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation, Contempt of Court Mann, Nathan Corey – Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation Richardson, Tammy Lee – Contempt of Court April 23 Smoot, Stephanie May – Drive While Suspended April 25 Lewis, Penny Lynn – Conspire to Commit Trespassing or Larceny Fowler, Robert James Jr. – Grand Larceny, Credit Card Theft (3 times) Tew, Melissa Nicole – Inspection Sticker – No/Expired, Drive While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana

April 26 Keller, Ryan Christopher – Possession of Marijuana, Possess-Distribute Controlled Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Goods, Destruction of PropertyMonument Drury, Michael Anthony – Violate Protective Order Brawley, Preston Carveil Jr. – Driving After Forfeiture of License, Hit and Run Property Damage Massarella, Zachary Nicholas – Profane-Threatening Language Over Public Airway Ballard, Edwin Scott – Assault and Battery Evans, Steven Antione – Assault and Battery April 27 Johnson, Erica Mae – Grand Larceny Sweatt, Christine Nichole – Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation April 28 Bumbrey, Charles Anthony – Breaking and Enter with Intent to Commit Felony, Obtaining Money by False Pretenses, Grand Larceny (2 times), Theft or Receipt of Stolen Firearm Allison, Sherry Dee – Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation

April 29 Woody, Donovan Warren – Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation May 1 Blomberg, Danielle Nicole – Driving Under the Influence, Abuse and Neglect of Children Goldsmith, Kevin Eugene Sr. – Contempt of Court Berry, Tevvan Obrien – Defective Equipment, Possession of Schedule I-II Controlled Substance, Drive Without License Shanks, Tennase Michel – Murder-First Degree (2 times), Abduction and Kidnapping (2 times), Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Use or Display Firearm in Commission of a Felony (2 times) May 2 Branum, Jeremy James – Accessory After the Fact in Felony May 3 Ishmell, Robert Eugene – Concealment - Price Alter Merchandise, False Information Norris, Naeera Tonajia – Assault and Battery Family Member Smith, Jerry Ondra Jr. – Public Swearing or Intoxication, Sentence Local Community Based Probation

6th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Jewel Beaulieu, Sonia Boone, Dekker Chuska, Stephanie Cooke, Hind Driouich, Joseph Eller, Wyatt Engel, Rebecca Flatley, Skylar Gandy, Paychence Gayle, Grace Harrell, Dylan Hawkins, Katherine Heberlein, Jordan Hudson, Garry Lewis, Cullin Murgas, Sierra Ragin, Quinn Ragsdale, Shanna Reed, Shaniyah Sanchez, Guiliani Santana, Ireland Saunders, Connor Sembower, Alexander Shea, Brendan Shea, Fabian Silva, Abigail Sites, Lauren Snow, Alysa Sterne, Evan Tenney, and Hannah Washington. Honor Roll Carson Alger, Beverley Arbogast, Myah Berkley, Kira Beverly, Pierce Blaser, Emily Boling, Chase Burrell, Janay Campbell, Gabriel Casteel, Caleb Clark, Jeremy Daniels, Samare’ Daniels, Dave Dilla, Abigail Elia, Noah Faulk, Blake Ferro, Makayla Fowler, Kelly Hoffman, Ryleigh Holland, Andre’ Holmes, Janay Holmes, Katherine Howdershelt, Jay Irby, Latasha Johnson, Ma’Liil Jones, Tarin Keith, Alexander LaPonte, Jordan Mason, Bethany Miller, Krista Miller, Abigail Monteith, Connall Mullins, Karsyn Newton, Laney Niepraschk, Ryan O’Keefe, Alanna Peyton, Riley Powell, Aniyah Reynolds, Matthew Rose, Tyler Rose, Falon Shepos, John Smith, Madison Snow, Isaiah Washington, TeJahn Whiting, Wrayne Wynn, Lauren Yanchulis, and Sharlynia Young. Honorable Mention McKenzie Conroy, Emily Cox, Nicole Farland, Abigail Gardiner, Anthony Gibson, Anastasia Hall, Natalya Harvey, Tiara Hicks, Dymond Hill, Jakob James, Tamara Mackall, Allison Minter, Jawun Parker, Olivia Patterson, Emily Pitts, Damian Reynolds, Justin Stamper, Ryan Tate, Kamron Taylor, Destiny Tillman-Bowles, and Loren Tolliver. 5th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Paige Baker, Christopher Behre, Alexandra Cardwell, Bianca Cooper, Christopher Cox, Hayley Deemer, Elizabeth Hollowell, Emily Kegley, Melanie Kiser, Elise Newton, Chloe Prunczik, James Ricciardi, Nicholas Ritter, Garrett Shupe, Benjamin Smith, Jordan Stevens, Catherine Storke, Brandon Turman, Elizabeth Waite, Jessie Wang, and Carter Wasser. Honor Roll Anna Ackerman, Ian Anderson, Jadyn Anderson, Lucas Anderson,

Noah Anderson-Weeks, Sophia Ault, Sebastian Bas-Vazquez, Taylor Bowman, Aaron Caldwell, James Chandler, Bethany Cunningham, James Granger, Austin Grimley, Anthony Hancock, Daniel Hanger, Tyler Harrison, Brandon James, Takoya Johnson, Tanasia Johnson, Haley Jones, Aedan Keller, Jiquell Kidd, Sophia Martin, Michaela McDonald, Tyrone McDowney, Lydia Morgan, Daniel New, Cannon Parker, Tyra Proctor, Brandi Puckett, Madison Renner, Alexis Scott, Paul Sevier, Lauren Sheehan, Nathan Shoppell, Ronald Sullivan, Rory Swanson, Darryn Taylor, Roy Tayman, Aubrianne Thoms, Maria Tolliver, Clarissa Truitt, Jaylin Washington, Logan White, Brady Wingeart, and Jayden Wynes. Honorable Mention Christopher Barke, Skye Brown, DeShon Cole, Alexandra Collins, Katelynn Curtis, Ra-heem Grogan, Aisha Howard, Noelle Johnson, Mikayla McGann, Tony Peyton, Mackenzie Rollins, Trinity Shelton, Bryce Simmons, Jillian Smith, Brice Staples, III Szurko, Victoria Walker, William Washington, Amanda White, Ke’Triauna Whiting, and Ryan Wood. 4th Grade DistinguisheD Honor Roll Brianna Buskohl, Kaitlyn Dixon, Samuel Dzula, Ryan Gaertner, Audrey Hanger, Madison Herndon, Samson Ingram, Connor Lewis, Ryleigh Lewis, Josie Lewis, Kevin Myers Jr, Jessica Nester, Sydney O’Hara, Alexis Pastore, Graham Paterson, Natalie Pelto, Jonathan Pinto, Braden Sembower, Haley Smith, Ainsley Thoms, Lucas Umberger, Rex Wang, Andrew Warder, and Josephine Young. Honor Roll Ethan Aguilar, Addisen Allen, Olivia Anderson, Kirsten Bachand, Brady Bardine, Connor Bellemare, Tyler Bueche, Nathan Caldwell, Natalie Coman, Ashley Conklin, Jacob Garrant, Preston Gibson, Alexis Gray, Andrew Grossen, Nathan Hands, Gwyneth Haynes, Madison Hodges, Ti’Lasjia Holmes, Peyton Hudson, Ella Indseth, Kyle James, Logan Jenkins, Tyler Johnson, Aniyah Jones, Kendra Kraisser, Cristian Labarreda, Victoria Labarreda, Hannah McClain, Calvin McConnell, Ethan Minor, John Moncayo, Jacob Nicholas, Nayelli Pliego, Grace Popelier, Rachel Powell, Jessica Reese, Elizabeth Richard, Benjamin Rodecap, Anthony Romagna, Leila Santana,

Connor Smith, Duncan Smith, Hailey Soria, Hailey Strzelec, Amelia Thoms, Sydni Tolliver, Kaitlyn Vass, and Shelby Washington. Honorable Mention Blake Autrey, Jacqueline Burrell, Emma Cook, Ryan Green, Noah Hix, Robert Hogan, Nathan Jerow, Shanara Johnson, Sierra Johnson, Uniqua Johnson, Summer Myers, David Norris, Jhirkara Parks, Elijah Rice, Kelsyn Saunders, Sidney Seale, Destinee Shelton, Elijah Sherfield, and Joseph Smith. 3rd Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Matthew Asbury, Benjamin Barcikowski, Jarelle Barnes, Andrew Behre, Joseph Billingsley, Austin Brown, Bryce Buskohl, Fayth Cook, Samantha Cupka, Chasen Engel, Ava Fleming, Frances Gay, Grace Granger, Ciara Graves, Andrew Green, William Leonard, Avery Littleton, Nikholias Marini, Joshua Monteith, William Oplinger, Corinna Pardee, Gavin Paterson, Kira Peters, Susan Randall, Avery Rexrode, Gabriella Rojas-Rau, Caleb Sabo, Connor Shanholtz, Christopher Silvis, Sullivan Smith, Jack Tenney, Alethia Titsworth, David Tolliver, Kaylee Truslow, Jesse Ulfers, Leah Vance, Kendal White, and Caitlyn Wingeart. Honor Roll Alyssa Abbate, Madyson Arbogast, Ryan Bartlett, Addison Billingsley, Elizabeth Boustead, Aaliyah Brawley, Saniyah Byrd, Jeremy Clarke, Sara Cox, Bilal Driouich, Rylee Duvall, Zachary Farland, Faith Foringer, Quentin Fortune, Seth Gunter, Jasmine Harrison, Melanie Hassler, Logan Henderson, Katelyn Howdershelt, Devin Jones, Donavan Jones, Braydon Keith, Isaac Keller, Cassandra Lipke, AlexysRose Lueallen, Luke Marshall, Zoe Martin, Spike Marzec, Emilia Mastrokalos, Colby McDonald, Sophia Nechitailo, Rylee Norris, Aiden Nunez, Kyla O’Keefe, Claire Rexrode, Ethan Rickard, Alexandra Ritter, Rayden Rosenzweig, Ian Sawdy, Emily Smith, Jordon Smith, Narreona Smith, Corey Thomas, and Elijah Turner. Honorable Mention Lindsay Arbogast, Asja Clark, Michael Devers, Logan Duvall, Joshua Feasel, Mekhi Frye-McNeill, Makayla Gallihugh, Nickolas Gardiner, Daniel Hix, River Lester, Ryan Longfellow, Robert Pitts, Kaylee Rollins, Brandon Sawdy, and Reagan Williams.

MOU: Possible new business in industrial park From page 1 HGAC’s costs for the rail line improvements. The approved MOU includes the county’s intent to sell HGAC up to 32 acres of property adjacent to the industrial park at a price of $43,000 per acre. The county has also agreed to approve a rezoning of the property to industrial use along with a special exception permit. If the deal

goes through, the property would be incorporated into the county’s industrial park. Beginning in 2007, the county has several times renewed an option agreement to purchase 343 acres in the Sealston area of the county for about $10 million. The property is comprised of four large parcels owned by Plentiful Farm Family Limited Partnership and Mount View Family Limited Partnership located on the north side of Route 3

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Zion Church of Lottsburg has full May calendar

Save the Date trinity fellowship international church invites you to a Parking Lot Sale at the church. 8 a.m. until...(540) 3700148. The church will have a regular worship service, Sunday, May 18 at 11 a.m. Empowerment Services will be starting at 7 p.m. on Wed. May 21 & Thurs. May 22. Minister Omar Williams and Pastor Gilbert Garcia will be leading the services. Final Empowerment Service will be Sunday, May 25 at 11 a.m. The church is located at 181 Kings Hwy, F’brg VA. popes creek baptist church invites you to come to the church’s Relay 4 Life team fundraiser BBQ Dinner on Saturday, May 24. 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per meal and may be purchased from a team member or at the door. 9131 Kings Hwy, Montross, 22520. Phone: (804) 493-8029. Shiloh baptist Church in KG will recognize law enforcement officers on Sunday, May 18 during the 11 a.m. worship service in honor of Law Enforcement Week. Law enforcement officers, retired or active duty, are invited to attend and be recognized for their dedication to the communities they serve. 13457 Kings Highway. For further information, go to the church Web site at www.kgshiloh.org or cal(540) 469–4646. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach hosting annual Yard Sale on Saturday, May 25. Parish doors will open at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. Furniture, housewares, food, baked goods and treasures galore will be available to purchase. The church is located on Washington Avenue in Col. Beach.

agape ministry church to host a Gospel Sing on Sunday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Scheduled to perform are: Willie Smith; Brenda Young & Family. Fellowship to follow the singing. 9106 Indiantown Road, KG. Call (540) 273-7977 for more info. All are welcome! peace christian preschool is enrolling students, ages 3-5 for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 school year. Two, three and four day classes are available. For more info, go to the church website, PeaceLutherankgva. org and click on “Preschool” on the left, or call (540) 775-PLAY. The preschool is located at 5590 Kings Hwy, KG, 22485. oak grove baptist church invites children ages 3 – 17 to a spy-themed Vacation Bible School. It will be Sunday, June 22 – Thursday, June 26, each night from 5:30 – 8 p.m. A meal will be provided to all VBS attendees and workers, followed by motivating music, crafts, Bible lessons, and games! Call the church office at (804) 224-9695 or mail@ogbcfamily.org for more information. Please visit the church web site at www.ogbcfamily.org to pre-register. 8096 Leedstown Rd, off Route 3 at Oak Grove. Salem baptist church in Jersey will have its Deacon Ordination service for Deacons-Elect Andrew Mason and Maynard Gaines on Saturday, May 17 at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Eddie Nelson from Mount Carmel Church, King George. The singing group will be the Everready Choralleers. Dinner will be served following the service. On Sunday, May 18 the church will hold its 2nd Bike Blessing dur-

ing the 11:30 a.m. service. The Pastor, Rev. Leonard Bland will preach at the service and will then bless the bikes. The singing group will be the Men’s Chorus. A picnic/cookout will follow this event. macedonia baptist church will celebrate its Flower Club Day with a Flower Pageant on Sunday, May 18, at 3 p.m. The church is located at 1081 Macedonia Lane, Colonial Beach, 22443. Memorial baptist church in Port Royal is a Sounds of Good Southern Gospel Music event on Sunday, May 18. at 6 p.m. Scheduled to perform are the Riverside South Gospel Singers. Everyone is welcome. For more information call the church at (804) 742-5361. The church is located at 719 Water St, Port Royal, VA 22535. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is hosting a Dessert Bingo on Friday, May 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 pp for 10 games of bingo, fishbowl drawings and dinner (hot dog, drink & chips). Winners get a choice of a dessert! The church is located at 5486 St. Pauls Rd, King George, VA 22485. (540) 663-3085 first baptist church ambar invites everyone to come and experience “Power Night” during the Fifty (50) days leading up to Pentecost Sunday, on Wednesdays through Wed. 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. 9469 Caledon Rd., KG. (540) 775-3939.

May 31, 2014 for a “Day in the Country” 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

The St. George Chamber Orchestra to Perform Anniversary Concert on Sunday, May 18 Principal conductor James Kazik debut performance.The fourth anniversary concert by the St. George Chamber Orchestra celebrates the glorious music offered by St. George’s Chamber Music Series over its first five seasons. The concert will be held on Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne Street, in historic downtown Fredericksburg. Admission is $10 per person; students and children are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Subscriptions for the 2014-2015 season of the St. George’s Chamber Music Series, subtitled Beautiful Music in a Beautiful Space, are available now for $75.00 at www. stgeorgesepiscopal.net/chamberseries. Concerts are held at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month, September through May.

Love Thy Neighbor will be holding their May event on Sunday, May 18 at the KG Citizen’s Center. All are welcome. Doors open at 2 p.m. Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen 3-5 p.m. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35.

Longwood professor and students to report on archaeological work at Nomini Episcopal Church Dr. James W. Jordan, Longwood University Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at Nomini Episcopal Church. He will address archaeological work that he and his students have done at Nomini Church, particularly related to the burning of the church by British forces during the War of 1812. Dr. Jordan and Longwood students have participated in several excavations in the area. This event is one in a series of events celebrating the 350th Anniversary of the founding of Cople Parish in May, 1664. All are invited to attend. There is no charge. The church os located on Rt. 202 (east of the Nomini bridge). Next Mars Hill Youth Event is Saturday, May 24, 5-9 p.m., at Shiloh Baptist, King George, VA. COME EARLY, by 4:45pm for registration!

• Men’s Fellowship Ministry, invites all men to “I Am A Man” Men’s Conference on Friday May 16, 2014 7-11 p.m. Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville, VA. All Men are invited to come and be a part of a great Men’s Fellowship. You will receive the Word of God, free food, praise & worship, and much more. Contact: Pastor Marvin Johnson (804) 529-6033 or Pastor Paul Jones of (Zion Baptist Church, Kinsale, VA) (804) 472-3973 The Church will celebrate their Annual Bike Blessing on Sunday May 18, 2014 during their 11a.m. worship service, with a picnic lunch immediately following. The Church cordially and with great exuberance invites everyone to fellowship with them as they honor Pastors Marvin and Renee Johnson with a “Sending out Celebratory Service”. This man and woman of God have been an integral part of kingdom building at Zion Churches at Lottsburg/ Fredericksburg and throughout this region. Therefore they will rejoice with them as they adhere to the voice of Almighty God and go forth to help establish His kingdom in this earth realm. Sunday May 25, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Zion’s Lottsburg campus. Dinner will be served immediately following our 11 a.m. worship experience. Please feel free to worship with us throughout the entire day. For more information on these events, please call (804) 529-6033 or visit their website: www.zionlottsburg.org. The church is located at 2309 Northumberland Hwy, Lottsburg, VA 22511.

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.

(540) 775-7247

17080 14th Street, Dahlgren Contemporary Service - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Traditional Service - 11 a.m. Nursery open 9:15a.m.-12:15p.m.

Pastor Ed Johnson

email - office@dahlgrenumc.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

804-224-9695

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)

(Psalm 34:3)

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study: (Wed.) 7 p.m. Holy Communion on 4th Sundays Rev. Fred Sales, Interim Pastor

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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

804-493-7407

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.

Phone: 540-775-3635

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

For more information, visit our website at:

www.hanover-with-brunswick.com

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.

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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: info@gracekg.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.”

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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

Sunday Services:

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

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8103 Comorn Rd. (Rt. 609) King George

• 804-224-7221

EACH WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR BIBLE STUDY

Romans 16:16

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Popular King George yoga instructor killed in fall in Hawaii richard leggitt Deborah Pascus, a popular King George yoga instructor with a sense of adventure, died tragically in Hawaii this month. Funeral services for the 57-year-old, who was remembered for her ready smile and her frequent words of encouragement for her students, were held Friday in Fredericksburg. Pascus was in the Hawaii islands on vacation when she rented a kayak for an unescorted trip up the Wailua River on May 1. The Wailua runs through Wailua River State Park on Kauai Island and is a popular destination for kayakers because they can paddle to Secret Falls, a beautiful 100-foot waterfall. As they near the falls, Hawaiian officials said, visitors have to leave their boats and hike up a wet slippery path to the falls, which is what authorities believe Pascus did. When she did not return to the kayak rental company by the end of the day, employees went to look for her but could only find her kayak and its paddle. On May 2, police, firefighters and staff from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources searched the area for the missing King George woman. Just before noon, they found her body floating in a stream near the falls. Law enforcement sources said an autopsy showed Pascus died from injuries “consistent with a fall.� Foul play is not suspected in the death, authorities said. Tracy Citeroni was one of Pascus former yoga students who was deeply saddened by her death. “Debbie was my yoga teacher for six years when I lived in Fredericksburg. I practiced with her through cancer treatment, a Combined Boat Virginia and Boat Maryland course June 14 A combined Boat Virginia and Boat Maryland course is being held on Saturday, June 14, in Colonial Beach, Va. The USCG Auxiliary will be teaching this class at the Colonial Beach Town Center, which is next to the library, at 22 Washington Ave. from 8:45 a.m. to about 5 p.m. There is no cost to the student. Maryland requires any person born on or after July 1, 1972 to have a certificate of boating safety education. Virginia, on the other hand, has been phasing in their requirement. While currently anyone who operates a PWC and anyone aged 40 and younger operating a motorboat in Virginia are required to have taken a NASBLA-approved safe boating course, beginning this coming July 1st, the regulation will expand to cover those aged 40 through 45 years old. Successful completion of this course will provide you with the certificate needed to meet both the Maryland and the Virginia regulations. Register for the class at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) web site: http://www.dgif.virginia. gov/boating.

divorce, and my mother dying. She was a calm, loving presence during the most difficult times of my life,� Citeroni said. “Her radiant smile and soulful laugh eased my pain. Her wise and gentle guidance made yoga a healing regimen in every sense. When I cried in class one time, she cried with me. She taught me about the way we hold trauma and stress in different parts of our body and how to use yoga to work through it and release that hurt,� said Citeroni. Another former yoga student, Linda LaFave said, “I am devastated by her death. She was a spectacular person.� “Debbie embraced our humanity with all its flaws and smiled fondly at it. She treasured life—there were many times I saw her gently carry a wasp from the yoga room to an open window. My husband and I took yoga together from her. She made yoga welcoming and comfortable, and quickly became as much a friend as a teacher,� said LaFave. “An hour after I got word that she had died, I went to yoga,� said Citeroni. “I dedicated my practice to Debbie, and I used what she taught me to begin to work through the deep, embodied grief of her death. Those of us who knew and loved Debbie will continue to carry the tremendous light of her soul, but that legacy of joy will always be tempered by sorrow at her earthly absence.� Pascus is survived by her husband of 31 years, Ben Pascus; her mother Vera Shelton and stepfather Luby F. Bell; her brother Scott Shelton, his wife, Vicki, and a nephew, Spencer. Her family has requested donations in her honor be made to Fredericksburg SPCA. Historic Mount Vernon to open its doors for a Special Evening Event Memorial Day weekend Visitors are invited to sip wine while watching the sunset at Mt. Vernon at a Sunset Celebration over Memorial Day weekend (May 24– 25). Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Take evening tours of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase in on the lawn overlooking the Potomac River. Stroll the lantern-lit grounds from 6-8:30 p.m. and immerse yourself in the 18th century as the sun sets on the plantation with costumed residents like the charming Lady Washington. This family-friendly event celebrates the beginning of summer on the plantation. Tickets on sale now. $18, adults; $12, children ages 6-11; and free for five and under. This is a separate ticket from daytime Estate admission and Annual passes. All activities, with the exception of food and wine, are included in your ticket. Purchase online in advance at MountVernon.org or at the Ford Orientation Center ticket window until 8:00 p.m. the evening of the event. Guests must be prepared to show identification to purchase wine.

Bluemont Concert Series looking for volunteers Virginia’s DMV2Go, full service mobile units are scheduled for May at the following locations: Wednesday, 5/14 Beachgate Shopping Center, Col. Beach, 700 McKinney Blvd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, 5/19 Dahlgren Naval Base Parade Field Pavilion Parking Lot, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (note: this is a secure facility and DMV cannot guarantee public access) 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 EZpass transponders and apply for hunting or fishing licenses.

“Save the Date� for the 56th KG Fall Festival weekend, October 11 & 12, 2014. One big help we need from YOU the community is a suggestion for the overall THEME of the festival. Something catchy, clean, and lots of fun! Folks use the theme to decorate their floats, make costumes and feature in the advertising materials. A list of past FF themes can be found at kgfallfestival.com. In 2012 the theme was “Livin’ the Dream,� in 2013 “55 years of Tradition.� Send in your theme ideas to lori@journalpress.com, put on the FF Facebook page or call 540709-7495. Around the KG side of the county, there are also “jars� with blank slips you can complete by May 19. If your suggestion is chosen, you’ll win a gift card and 4 seats on the parade reviewing stand. Prime spot to watch the parade! Annual “Spring on the Plantation� event scheduled Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. “Spring on the Plantation�, a popular celebration of George Washington and Colonial agriculture. “No other event we host has as many living history demonstrations as this one,� says Superintendent Melissa Cobern. On tap for the weekend will be: Sheep shearing with hand shears; Hearth Cooking; Blacksmithing & Tobacco planting. Most activities will be demonstrated by skilled artisans, but visitors will have a chance to try their hands at tobacco planting. Activities will vary between Saturday and Sunday, so repeat visits are encouraged. George Washington Birthplace will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days for Spring on the Plantation, and demonstrations. 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.

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Virginia Quilt Museum to present exhibit, “Stitching it All Together-The Threads that Unite Us,� 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: director@ vaquiltmuseum.org or by phone (540) 433-3818.

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Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center to host The Farmers Market, each Wednesday 2-6 p.m. until Wednesday, Sept. 3.

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Annual Membership meeting of the CB Historical Society. 5:30 p.m. Scheduled speaker, Bob Busick, owner of Bay Haven Landscapes, topic, Community Gardening. Town Center on Washington Ave. Open to the public. KG R4L event, on the field at KGMS. Come out in support! Annual meeting of the Placid Bay Civic Association. 1 p.m. at 67 Mattox Avenue. 4-H Canoe Trip with Chesapeake Bay Fdn. Contact 804333-3420 to get registered. Open to anyone at least 6th grade and above.

Mon. May 19

Caucus Meeting 6 p.m. at the Bank of Lancaster, Montross for Westmoreland Democratic Party to elect delegates & alternates. Call to Caucus for unassembled Democratic Caucus to be held 7:30 p.m. 17064 Ferry Dock Rd., KG. to elect delegates & alternates to the First Congressional District Convention. Those wishing to be considered for election, must submit form by 5 p.m. Wed., May 14. Caucus participants have a set of items that must be signed & sworn to. Call (540) 645-9535 for more info and forms. Kick off concert at Thomas Stone Nat’l Historic Site May 18 will be kick-off concert of the Thomas Stone NHS Music on the Porch series. Scheduled to perform, The Port Tobacco Pickers, with Greg Sloberg. 3-4 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the concert from the lawn. Parking for the event will be in the field next to the Mansion. Thomas Stone NHS is open Wed.- Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Park hours will be extended to 5 p.m. the day of this event. Admission to the park is free. Thomas Stone NHS is located on Rose Hill Road between routes 6 and 225 in Port Tobacco, MD three miles west of La Plata. For more info call (301) 392-1776 or visit our web site at www.nps. gov/thst. Visit our Facebook and Twitter Page.

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Green Talks group to meet. Topic: Fresh Eggs in the Backyard. Meeting will be at the home of Tammi Shelton, “Ms. Clucker’s Best.� Program is free, but please register to get directions. Call the VCE office, (540) 7753062.

Thur. May 22

Meeting of the Northumberland County Democratic Party. 6 p.m. at the public library in Heathsville. Guest speaker, Ms. Donna Thompson, is vice chair of the 1st District Democratic Committee and the Lancaster Democratic Party. All interested persons are invited to attend.

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Annual Oak Grove High School Alumni Luncheon The annual Oak Grove High School Alumni Luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 12 at 1 p.m. in the afternoon at The Riverboat on the Potomac, located in Colonial Beach, VA. You do not have to be a greaduate of Oak Grove High School. This luncheon is for anyone to attend who has an interest in the Old Oak Grove High School. We would love to see you! You don’t want to miss this year’s luncheon. This is a fun time, with good food and a time to renew old acquaintances and meet some of your old classmates and friends. Bring old high school memorabilia, pictures, etc. and do some reminiscing. The alumni luncheons were started in 2004, and turnout has been great. Contact Janie (804) 2240472 or Mary Jean (540) 7755424 to let them know you are going to be there. Don’t miss it!

Promises Club of ALANO Society to offer four 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 Fred’brg, VA 22408 postmaster@fredalano.org

Volleyball Clinic on May 17 St. Margaret’s school will host a Volleyball Clinic on May 17, beginning at 10 a.m. The clinic is free and open to girls in grades 6-10 and will include coaching by Williamsburg Volleyball Club 17s National players, lunch and a panel discussion with current and former college athletes from the Univ. of North Carolina, the Univ. of Richmond, Old Dominion University, Univ. of Florida, and Rhodes College about NCAA Rules and Regulations and the expectations and life of a high school and college student athlete. To register, contact St. Margaret’s Athletic Director Cynthia Walker at (804) 443-3357 ext. 3034 or cwalker@sms.org or visit www.sms.org/volleyballclinic. The school is located at 444 Water Lane, Tappahannock, 22560.

Dahlgren Heritage Fdn. Community Forum The Navy’s principal civilian deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Honorable James E. Thomsen, will be the featured speaker at a community forum sponsored by the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation on May 28 at 5 p.m. at University of Mary Washington-Dahlgren Campus. This is the museum’s first community forum for 2014 and all are invited to attend. Dahlgren Heritage Foundation President Ed Jones will serve as moderator.

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KG Outdoor Club members wet a line for the evening Mark Fike School is drawing to a close, and the temperature is heating up. The King George Outdoor Club has had a pretty good year thus far. Over the course of the fall, winter and spring, the group of young people has held a few seminars to include turkey call making, ghilli suit creation, casting practice, electroshocking survey and fisheries biology, deer processing and meat cutting, sausage and jerky making. Some members went hunting, some helped at the Disabled Veteran’s hunt, and most recently, several of the members went fishing. They even held a wild game supper one night. Last Friday night, approximately a half dozen members, plus their families and friends, were invited to a private pond by club leader, Senior CPO Frank Spuchesi. Outdoor club leaders Mike Woods, Matt Limbrick and Mark Fike also attended to assist the young people as needed. The pond held some promise for bass, crappie and sunfish action. Nearly five dozen minnows and a few dozen night crawlers, plus some artificial baits were used to entice some gorgeous crappie and bass to the hook. Some

of the younger family members of club members were also able to catch some nice fish. Despite the warm temperatures, the mosquitos were not bad at all. The young anglers were able to observe a blue heron on a nest, some very close up views of beavers that swam nearby, a huge snapping turtle, painted turtles, ducks, and of course, some good fishing. As the kids fished, the adults supervised while getting to know each other. After the fishing was wrapped up for the evening, Fike took a moment to show the kids how to filet the fish for the frying pan. Our thanks goes to Senior CPO Spuchesi for arranging the use of the private pond for the club members and their families to fish. Thanks also goes to the club leaders, Mike Woods and Matt Limbrick, for helping out and to the parents for taking the time to bring the kids over to fish. We hope those who participated enjoyed their time on the water. Free Fishing Days —June 6-8 If you are interested in trying fishing, you are in luck. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has announced that June 6, 7, and 8 have been designated

as Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in either freshwater or saltwater, except in designated trout-stocked waters, on these days. Access Permits will also be waived on Free Fishing Days for anyone fishing or with someone who’s fishing. Plan some time to go fishing and boating; take the family fishing and boating, or learn to fish and boat! We have some excellent fishing in our area. Both of our local rivers are teaming with great catfish angling. We have good bass fishing and plenty of panfish opportunities in the area. Local ponds, both private and public (Chandlers Mill Pond), are good for bass and panfish. Don’t forget the Kids’ Fishing Day at Motts Run Reservoir on June 7. There is usually a great turnout with a slew of prizes and giveaways, plus the fish, of course! Right, clockwise: Elijah and his father with a bass; Mike caught a nice bass by being patient; Logan pulls in a crappie; Abraham pulled in a nice crappie from the pond, not bad for a 3 year old angler!; and Meanwhile Rex hauled in a really pretty crappie which he took home to eat.

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Outdoor Report Fishing continues to be quite good, particularly in ponds.

Fishing Rappahannock River — Donna at Ken’s Tackle reported that people were still catching some shad, but the run is fading fast. Some white perch were caught earlier in the week, and plenty of bass and catfish were hitting minnows. Small striper are in the river now, but must be tossed back. Potomac River — Aqua Land in Southern Maryland reports that anglers are catching lots of catfish in the river and some white perch. No croaker are being reported yet. Some striped bass were caught but are farther downriver. Ponds — Crappie and bass are still

Events May 5-17 — Turkey season. Half hour before sunrise until sunset.

First Gobbler

Elijah Jackson (age 13) of King George shot his first gobbler with his uncle (Leon Jordan, Sr.) on Saturday, April 26! The gobbler weighed in at 20 lbs. and had a 10-inch beard!  Submitted by Aaron Jordan

Preserve, which protects a rare highaltitude wetland habitat. “Coastal science is a very important field of study,” notes Upton, “as much of the world’s population resides along the coasts, and the coastal environment is very important to the world’s economy and industry.” She adds, “This course will be very ‘hands-on,’ interactive—and fun!” The class begins on Tuesday, June 24, and field testing will occur July 14-17 and July 21-24. To ensure

that travel difficulties do not keep anyone interested in the program from participating, RCC will provide transportation from the Warsaw and Glenns Campuses to the VIMS facility. The VIMS Office of Academic Studies has generously agreed to cover costs related to the use of the Tidewater for this Summer 2014 pilot course. For more information, please call Tuckey at 804-758-6773, or e-mail her at ltuckey@rappahannock. edu.

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Hunting Turkey hunting slowed down for many. There are only a few days left. The good news is that there are plenty of hens, and hopefully plenty of nests being sat upon right now!

spawning in some ponds; minnows are key for them. Ken’s Field and Stream in Oak Grove reported good bass angling, including a citation bass they checked in. Motts Run Reservoir — reported good largemouth bass fishing around the reservoir. Some great crappie action is being had in the structure, as well. A citation bass was checked in last week, too. Minnows and plastic worms were the best baits. Saltwater — Puppy drum action is very good in the lower Bay. Some croaker are being caught, and nice striped bass are being trolled up, as well. Captain Ryan Rogers of the Midnight Sun (804-580-0245) reported good rockfish action last week. Some fish up to 40 in. were caught, and some pretty fish were hauled in. However, the heat will likely drive the larger ones out.

from VIMS. While a graduate student and then a research assistant at VIMS, she worked on many different research projects investigating the habitats and organisms of coastal Virginia. She has held the position of education specialist with the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, as well as that of an extension assistant professor at Utah State University. There she directed an environmental education program focusing on Swaner Nature

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Left: Perry Saulnier holds a bass that weighed 7.5 lbs. Center is Ken McKenzie of Ken’s Field and Stream with Robert Rivenbark and a bass weighing 9.4 lbs caught with minnows from Ken’s Field and Stream.

“This class offers students the opportunity to get out of theoretical work and into the field,” says Rappahannock Community College biology instructor Lisa Tuckey. She and fellow-instructor Sally Upton will be teaching “Coastal Ecology” this summer, in the form of three weeks of online academic work and two weeks of intensive field work at the College of William and Mary’s Virginia Institute for Marine Sciences (VIMS) facility at Gloucester Point. Two days of that time will be spent on the water, in the VIMS research vessel Tidewater. “ ‘Coastal Ecology’,” says Tuckey, “is a field-based biology course which explores beach, salt marsh, and estuarine ecosystems by observing and sampling local coastal plants and animals while analyzing the dynamics of coastal community structure and function.” The course will cover the effects of chemical, geological, and physical factors upon the distribution of organisms, and will include discussion of the effects of pollution and human manipulation of the coastline. Students will observe and identify coastal plants and animals, and will evaluate the dynamics of coastal community structure and function. During the field portion of the class, students will learn the skills necessary to perform proper field testing. They will analyze water quality along different coastal habitats to determine its salinity, its temperature, and the organic materials it contains, bringing their samples back to the VIMS lab for analysis. These tests will yield data indicating the health of the eco-system, and will help define the least harmful ways to harvest the resources of the Chesapeake Bay. Tuckey holds the degrees of bachelor of science in biology and German language and literature from the University of Binghamton (New York) and master of science in marine biology from the University of Charleston. She joined RCC in August 2010, teaching general biology, and anatomy and physiology; previously she had taught the same subjects at Thomas Nelson Community College and Gulf Coast Community College (Florida). However, the majority of her work has been in field research, mostly on fresh- and saltwater environmental issues. She has also written or contributed to articles in the Journal of Applied Aquaculture and the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. Sally Upton holds the degrees of bachelor of science in biology from the College of Idaho, and master of science in marine science (with emphasis in fisheries science)

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Dylan Dombrowskas excels at PHCC Leonard Banks Sports editor

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Dylan Dombrowskas continues to raise the bar on the collegiate baseball. Most recently, the PHCC first baseman was voted to the Region X Second Team as a designated hitter.

In every aspect of the game of baseball, Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) sophomore Dylan Dombrowskas has taken his game to the next level. Recently named to the Region X Second Team as a designated hitter, the King George alumni and baseball standout who normally plays at first base, broke the school record for number of doubles (24). He finished the season with a batting average of .365 (2nd highest on the team). He has proven to be an iron-man, after playing in 49 games, including 195 plate appearances. His performance statistics include: 167 at bats, 61 hits, 24 doubles, one triple, 41 RBIs, 17 walks, two stolen bases, while striking out only 13 times. Currently, he is ranked second nationally

in the number of doubles. Most recently, PHCC finished the regular season with a record of 3614 (overall), and 20-8, (conference). PHCC is currently ranked 11th in the poll on NJCAA. He is currently under the watchful recruiting scope of several fouryear colleges, including University of Mary Washingont, Guilford College, and Bridgewater. During the Region X Tournament, PHCC lost its first game to Lenoir Community College 10-2, but rebounded to win the next two games against Wake Technical Community College, and Surry Community College, 11-2, and 15-1. However, in the semi-finals, PHCC narrowly lost to Catawba Valley Community College, 8-5. During the tournament, Dombrowkas produced six hits, during 16 at bats.

King George JV softball machine continues to roll over area teams Leonard Banks Sports editor At the start of the season, King George Middle School educator and King George High School alumni Katie Newton had no idea that she would inherit the leadership role of head coach of the Foxes junior varsity softball team. However, Newton and her team have withstood the challenges of a tough Conference 22 4A North division. Currently, the Foxes are undefeated at 8-0. King George is tied for first place with Fauquier, which also has an identical undefeated record. The Foxes pummeled Courtland 20-0 on Wednesday, and on the following day, routed Caroline 14-0. Newton Todd Knop as the Foxes junior varsity head coach. In order to win the regular season, and compete for the upcoming junior varsity championship, the Foxes have to remain focused and finish strong. Not only do they have to defeat Fauquier on May 19, but they will have their hands full against Eastern View during their second meeting of the season, on Wednesday, at home. The upcoming Fauquier game will serve as the Foxes’ annual Play for the Cure game, as a statement for breast cancer awareness. It will feature the Foxes wearing black jerseys with pink lettering. Proceeds from the game will be donated to the Susan G. Komen

Breast Cancer Foundation. In spite of her unblemished record, Newton is cautiously optimistic about the upcoming games that await her team. “The girls know that we have big games coming up, but once we get Eastern View out of the way, they will breathe a little easier,” Newton said. “We’re taking it one game at a time, knowing that our biggest competition is just around the corner.” Interestingly, the Foxes have surpassed all expectations with a team of only 10 players. In spite of their apparently shallow depth pool, the Foxes have a veteran team of players that continue to play travel and little league softball, while playing high school softball. On the mound, the Foxes are led by freshman, Anna Wolford. Along with her duties as the starting pitcher, Wolford also plays third base. Batting cleanup for the Foxes is catcher, MacKenzie Miniuk. Known for her aggressive batting, Miniuk is also capable of calling a game without the assistance of her coaches. “She is very smart about the game, and one of those players that is able to self-teach and correct her errors,” Newton said. Collectively, the Foxes do not have a weak link. Throughout every game of the season, they have performed

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Visualize and Rize arriving soon! 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. 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 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, 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 1. For more information please visit www. visualizeandrize.com.

KGMS T&F battle JM in final meet of the spring season!

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During the final middle school meet of the season, King George Middle School girls and boys outdoor track & field teams finished with solid performances. Team scores included: KGMS girls 72 and Walker Grant 42; KGMS boys 52 and Walker Grant 62. Leonard Banks

Opposing hitters are finding out the hard way that Fox JV standout softball pitcher, freshman, Anna Wolford (center) has complete control of the strike-zone.

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KGHS Foxes softball dismantles Courtland Cougars Leonard Banks Sports editor Ashleigh Nalls is having a stellar softball season. Most recently the King George High School freshman led her to team to a 12-2 win over Courtland. Nalls crushed Cougar pitching (Vicki Varner) with a 3-4 day at the plate, including four RBIs. On the mound, Nalls was relentless, as she limited Cougar batters with two hits, one credited run, one walk and six strikeouts. The Foxes defeated the Cougars 12-2 in five innings. The victory marked a clean sweep against the Cougars for the season. Throughout the season, the powerful right-hander has struckout 60 batters, allowed 16 walks, with an ERA of 1.077 in 65 innings. The heir apparent to legendary Fox pitcher, and UVA-Wise standout Taylor Brandts is well on her way to establishing a new era in Fox pitching.

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Cougars vs. Foxes An early 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning gave the visiting Foxes the boost they needed against the Cougars last Wednesday. King George scored its first run on a

batter advancing to home plate after Courtland pitcher, Vicki Varner was credited with hitting the batter at the plate. With two outs, Taylor Hughes singled in two Fox runs for a 3-0 lead. Kaylee Wright followed with an RBI double that produced two additional runs for a 5-0 lead. In the top of the second inning, with two outs, and runner on third, Nalls added a run with an RBI single into centerfield. Feeding the Cougars a steady diet of fastballs, Nalls retired nine batters in a row. Courtland did not produce a hit until the bottom of the fourth inning. As for the Foxes offense, the runs continued to come. In the top of the fourth, the Foxes scored their ninth run on a Cougar throwing error. Although the Cougars managed to temporarily avoid the mercy rule with two runs scored in the bottom of the fourth due to throwing errors, the Foxes closed the door in the fifth inning. In the top of the fifth inning, after the Cougar centerfielder dropped a Monica Brandts fly ball, King George would score two runs for a 11-2 lead. With two outs, Nalls slammed a double into right field, scoring

“We are committed to improving every day; we know we cannot rest at this level and continue to win. My coaching staff works hard every day to teach and reinforce so that the girls are being given everything we can give them but they know that confidence and desire to win have to accompany the skills.” —Renee Parker Brandts for the Foxes’ final run. As a team, the Foxes offense has risen to the occasion. Eight players out of 11 have an on-base-percentage of .300 plus, and four out of the eight have an OBP of over .400. In addition, two of the four players have an OBP of over .500. Collectively, the Foxes have improved to a record of 5-1, 102, and a game behind Fauquier for the conference lead. With the season winding down, and the May 19 showdown with conference rival Fauquier approaching, Foxes head coach Renee Parker is committed to the challenges ahead. “We are committed

King George Foxes varsity baseball splits wins Leonard Banks Sports editor On Wednesday, at Courtland High School, Jordi Estes had the high school baseball game of his life. The Fairmont State University commit single-handedly decimated the Cougar offense by hitting for the cycle. His evening at the plate produced a single, double, single, grand slam homerun, and five RBIs. The offensive explosion fueled the Foxes 10th win of the season. However life in Conference 22 4A North is by no means a walk in the park. Three days later, at the hostile confines of Caroline Stadium, on Military Appreciation Day, the Cavaliers rose to the occasion to defeat the top seated Foxes, 7-4. The Foxes (5-2, 10-3) are currently tied for first place with Eastern View (5-2, 10-5). On Friday, during a non-conference game, the Cyclones defeated Culpeper 5-2.

Varsity game On the mound it was the tale of two wars at Caroline Stadium. As Fox senior Hunter Tolliver struggled to control Cavalier hitting, Cavalier junior Alex Desjarlais pitched four innings of shut-out baseball before allowing a run in the top of the fifth. Desjarlais was credited with the win, as he finished the game with six strikeouts, allowing four runs, five hits, and four walks. Justin Pitts was 2-4 at the plate, while posting three RBIs for the Cavaliers. As for the Foxes, Corey Henderson produced two hits, a run and two RBIs. Caroline jumped off to a 3-0 start in the bottom of first inning. Pitts got the ball rolling with an RBI single over the first base side. Later with two outs, Ryan Hickman extended the Cavalier lead to 2-0 with an RBI single into right field. The Cavaliers finished the inning with an RBI single from Alex Desjarlais. In the bottom of the second inning,

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the Cavaliers scored two additional runs. With the bases loaded, Cole Grinde hustled to squeeze an infield hit into an RBI for Cavalier runner number four. After Hickman was hit by a pitch during a bases-loaded situation, the advancing runner scored the Cavaliers’ fifth run. The Cavaliers picked up their final runs in the bottom of the third inning. With two outs, two runs crossed the plate after Pitts pounded a double into the center field wall. The Foxes bravely attempted to cut into the Cavalier lead with a Daniel Frederickson RBI hit that scored Henderson in the top of the fifth. In the top of the sixth, the Foxes rallied to score three runs from the bats of Henderson (two RBIs), and a sacrifice RBI fly from Drew Berry. On Wednesday, the Foxes will again have their hands full, as the battle to stay atop the conference will commence on the grounds of Eastern View.

Sports editor They came to play! The Foxes junior varsity baseball team could conceivably end up competing in their fifth junior varsity championship in the last seven years. After narrowly disposing of Caroline 2-1 on Friday, they have proven their mental and physical toughness. Foxes head coach, Nicholas Simmons understands the dynamics involved with preparing his team for its date with destiny. “Playing Caroline is always a challenge,” Simmons said. “Seems like every time we play, we have a low scoring, well played baseball game.” From start to finish, it was a pitcher’s duel. Foxes Chris LeVere gave up one run, no walks, struck out five, while stretching out five hits over a course of seven innings. LeVere is 6-0 for the season (not including the recent home games featuring Liberty). As for the Cavalier pitcher, Stephen Miller, he gave up two runs, four hits, zero walks, while recording eight strikeouts. Fans at Caroline Stadium witnessed junior varsity baseball played at its highest level. “Both starting pitchers had great games, but we were able to take advantage of a few mistakes early in the game that resulted in scoring two runs.” Game In the top of the third inning, Fox first baseman Jason Yowler got the ball started with a towering leadoff UMES photos

During a recent 5K run sponsored by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s (UMES) pharmacy department, KGHS alumni and current UMES graduate, Paul Jerry celebrates taking second place out of over 100 runners. The silver medalist finished race in 18.32 seconds.

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KG JV : softball From page 7 like a machine; posting huge numbers on the scoreboard. As for the games ahead, the Foxes are fully aware of the challenges that await them. “The girls are really looking forward to playing competitive teams,” Newton said. “There is something inspiring about games that go back and forth, and when you leave, win or lose, you know you’ve competed at your highest level.”

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Fox outfielder, senior Jordi Estes has the speed to turn a single into a triple. Most recently, he hit for the cycle against Courtland.

KG Foxes JV baseball edge Caroline Cavaliers Leonard Banks

to improving every day; we know we cannot rest at this level and continue to win,” Parker said. “My coaching staff works hard every day to teach and reinforce so that the girls are being given everything we can give them but they know that confidence and desire to win have to accompany the skills.”  Currently the Foxes have a record 5-1, 10-2, including a recent win over North Stafford. On Wednesday, the Foxes will travel to the hostile confines of Eastern View, and on the following day, King George will be on the road again against Chancellor.

double. LeVere followed with an RBI single, giving the Foxes a 1-0 lead. The Foxes extended their lead to 2-0 in the top of the fourth inning, on a Yowler sacrifice fly ball. With the exception of an RBI infield hit by Dustin Gallagher in the bottom of the seventh inning, it was lights out for the Cavaliers, and another step towards a potential regular season championship for the Foxes. On Monday, the Foxes defeated Liberty-Bealeton, to improve to a record of 11-2. On Wednesday, at 6 p.m., the Foxes will host Eastern View.

KGHS JV 2014 softball roster Name No. Pos. . Mackenzie Miniuk 7 C/1B Anna Wofford 9 P/3B Megan Montague 33 1B Mallory Gallagher 6 OF CeCe Staton 14 OF Brianna Scott 10 OF Nicole Trainum 2 3B/IF Summer Knop 5 SS Melissa Crossman 17 P/OF Caitlyn Crossman 11 P/2B Head coach: Katie Newton Assistant coach: Greg Goujon

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Colonial Beach and King George HS sports briefs Leonard Banks Sports editor Colonial Beach news Last week, during a two-game stretch, the Drifters (6-6) varsity baseball team lost two games to Northumberland and Essex. Although Trevor Delane and Nick Graves provided two hits apiece for the visiting Drifters, the home-standing Northumberland Indians outlasted their fellow Northern Neck brethren, 9-5. On the following day, the Drifters were shutout by Essex, 7-0. As for the Drifters softball (6-5) game featuring conference rival Northumberland, it ended with a Colonial Beach 9-4 loss. Results of the Tuesday away game featuring both baseball and softball results were not available due to press deadlines. On Thursday, both teams will travel to the unfriendly confines

of Essex. On Friday, the Drifters will host the Rappahannock Raiders. The final regular season game of the year for both Drifters programs will take place on Tuesday, May 20, at Rappahannock High School. King George news On Thursday, during a non-conference varsity game, the Foxes boys’ soccer team defeated Caroline, 3-0. Sam Larsen, Jacob Perkins and James Sites scored goals for King George. Goalkeeper, Johannes Gulick had a solid day, recording six saves to seal the shutout. As for the Foxes girls’ varsity soccer team (4-6), they celebrated an 8-0 win over Caroline on Friday. Claire Larsen led King George with two goals and one assist, while Logan Howard, Sam Fedak and Bri Bancroft each scored a goal against the Cavaliers.

Foxes outdoor T&F Last Wednesday, during a conference battle, the King George track & field teams defeated the visiting Chancellor Chargers. In terms of points, the Foxes girls nearly tripled the Lady Chargers, 104-37. The Foxes boys delivered a 113 to 24 loss to the Chargers boys. On Saturday, the Foxes girls and boys competed in a field of 34 schools. While the girls finished 11th (20 points), the boys placed 15th (12 points). The highlights for the Foxes performance came from Miranda Green’s first place finish in the mile (5:07.50), and the Foxes girls’ 4x800meter relay team first place (10:02.91) finish. Other notable Foxes finishes included: Jonathan Graham, 5th, pole vault, 13’6”; Ezugo Agulou, 6th, 400-meter dash, 52.28; boys’ 4x800-

meter relay, 5th, 8”20.37. On Wednesday, the Foxes will host their final home meet of the season against Spotsylvania. The meet is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Conference 22 4A Championship girls results The Foxes girls’ tennis team is for real. On Monday during quarterfinals at Liberty-Bealeton, the Foxes stepped up their game and shut out the Eagles, 6-0. Katie Bailey (KG) defeated C. Bilger, 6-0, 6-0; Amelia Howell (KG) defeated M. Oliveri, 6-0, 6-0; Andrea Wine (KG) defeated C. Cao, 6-0, 6-1; Lucy Shippee (KG) defeated M. Earl, 6-2, 6-1; Binh Duong defeated O. Henderson, 6-0, 6-1; Megan Sewell (KG) defeated C. McFadden, 6-0, 6-0.

Pulide (Chancellor), the Chargers cruised to a 5-1 singles win over King George in the quarterfinal round of the Conference 22, 4A North Championship. Next up for King George will be a doubles competition to be played at Eastern View High School on Monday May 19, and Wednesday May 21.

Final Regular season match results On Wednesday, the Foxes girls defeated Liberty-Bealton, in straight sets, 7-0. Fox wins included: Katie Bailey (KG) over C. Cao (Liberty), 10-0; Andrea Wine (KG) over M. Earl (Liberty), 10-3; Emily Martin (KG) over O. Henderson (Liberty), 10-0; Virginia Hankins (KG) over Bolden, 10-1; Madeline Hassler (KG) over S. Winn (Liberty), 10-1. During doubles competition, the team of Bailey and Howell defeated Liberty’s Cao and Earl, 8-0. Foxes Lucy Shippee and Maure Buckley (KG) defeated Liberty’s Henderson and Bolden.

Singles results: No. 1, Cameron Johnson (Chancellor) 6-3, 6-2 over Zak Kegley (KG); No. 2, Josh Ransom   (Chancellor) 6-2, 6-3 over Zack O’Campo (KG): No. 3 Zack Musken  (Chancellor) 6-2, 6-1 over Devin Drake (KG); No. 4 Tion Edmonds   (Chancellor) 6-2, 6-2 over Logan Kraisser (KG); No. 5 Tommy Nguyen 6-2, 6-0  (Chancellor) over Elisha Simmons (KG). No. 6 Kaleb Sabo (KG) 6-4, 6-2 over Joe Pulide (Chancellor).

Conference 22 4A North Championship boys tennis results With the exception of Kaleb Sabo’s win (6-4, 6-2) over Charger Joe

KGYAA fall football & cheerleading registration Staff Reports Though still in the midst of its ongoing spring flag football campaign, the King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) is set to begin accepting registration for its upcoming fall football and cheerleading programs. More specifically, the KGYAA will begin accepting fall registrations this weekend (Sunday, May 18, 4-8 p.m. at the King George High School football stadium) for tackle football, cheerleading, and flag football programs. For tackle football, the KGYAA will not only be offering its standard Rookie (ages 6-8) and Junior (ages 9-11) divisions, but it will also offer once again its Varsity Mavericks (ages 12-13) travel football program. Both local divisions play within the county and enjoy a full regular season schedule, playoffs, and an op-

portunity to play in the traditional Frost Bowl championships at season’s end. The Varsity Mavericks, officially part of the Rappahannock River Youth Football League (RRYFL), is the KGYAA’s competitive travel football team that competes against its regional (and historical) rivals Caroline, Colonial Beach, Fredericksburg, Essex, Northumberland, Richmond Co., and Westmoreland. In addition to stiff regional competition, the Mavericks enjoy a full regular season schedule, an opportunity for post-season play (provided the team finishes in the top four), and also an opportunity to play in the league’s annual Super Bowl. Provided schedules allow, the Mavericks will also have the chance to play an invitational contest as part of the KGYAA’s yearly Frost Bowl. For cheerleading, the KGYAA in-

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Stunned parents urge cyber, cell safety Stunned parents left Delegate Margaret Ransoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May 10th â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be Aware Be Safeâ&#x20AC;? event at the King George YMCA rapidly texting every parent in their contact list to confiscate their childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cell phone while vowing to shut down favorite social media sites. Even the most cyber sophisticated parent was left feeling slightly ill after Robbie Holland of the Cyber Crimes Unit at the Virginia State Police completed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Internet Crimes Against Children.â&#x20AC;? Using actual case after case, Holland demonstrated the ease with which your child can ruin his or her

life not to mention your familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial safety by simply clicking into â&#x20AC;&#x153;innocentâ&#x20AC;? popular apps, and using social media including Facebook. Most shocking was to hear of the many distraught Virginia parents who never thought their child would â&#x20AC;&#x153;do that.â&#x20AC;? The psychology of the predators and how they can lead the most savvy child down the path to doing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;unbelievableâ&#x20AC;? is deeply disturbing. Even if you are practicing cyber safety, the ways you can be accessed by a contactâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sloppy security or posting habits are myriad, and

proliferating daily with no recourse as many perpetrators reside in foreign countries. While Mr. Holland was horrifying the parents, King George deputies along with Sheriff Steve Dempsey taught classes on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cell Phone and Internet Safetyâ&#x20AC;? to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Officer Holland stated â&#x20AC;&#x153;Proactive parents can learn how to better protect their entire family and learn about app ratings by visiting www.BeWebSmart. com.â&#x20AC;? Read more about Delegate Ransoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prevention efforts at www. margaretransome.com. To report cybercrime call â&#x20AC;&#x153;Internet Crimes against Children Task Force at 1-800-572-4510. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Arlene Jacovelli

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SA Medical records available for pickup The operator of the former King George Medical Center has records that patients had requested but not picked up. If you have requested records and not received them or retrieved them, the Community Care Clinic can help. Come by the Clinic at 11131 Journal Parkway in King George and fill out the forms. The Clinic will pick up your records for you.

It is important that you get your records because the order winding down the practice after the bankruptcy of King George Medical Center provides that the records can be destroyed after a year. This affects patients of the offices in Dahlgren and King George as well as patients of practices that were previously part of King George Medical.

Classifieds HELP WANTED C a r e g i v e r Wa n t e d ; Local Agency looking for Spanish speaking CNAs in the Westmoreland/ Colonial Beach Area. Experienced caregiver for full or part-time work. Call 540-373-6906 for more information. 5/21b Wanted; CDL Class A Driver. Call (804) 6339629 for more info. 5/14p Now Hiring!! For Our Busy Summer Season; River Haven Restaurant. Cooks, Servers (must be 21), Utility/ Dish, Bartender (must be 21). All positions full time. Apply in person between 2pm and 4pm Monday through Thursday. 136 Main Street, Port Royal. 5/14b HVAC technician needed for company located in King George, VA. Responsibilities include H VA C s e r v i c e a n d maintenance with some installation of residential and light commercial work. Must be dependable, good driving record and be able to work overtime with no notice. Minimum 5 years experience. Benefits include: company vehicle, vacation pay, 401K plan, health and dental insurance. Please fax resume to (540) 7759923. THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSTION. 5/14b Dahlgren Area; Part time General Office Cleaning. Monday through Friday 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm. This position requires the ability to work at a steady pace and to be on your feet for extended periods of time. Duties include: Sweeping, mopping, dusting, cleaning office kitchens and restrooms, emptying trash, and vacuuming. Potential applicants MUST have a CLEAR BACKGROUND CHECK. For an application or additional information please email Ms. Guy at bbmaint1972@gmail.com or contact the office after 12:00 daily @ 301-769-2300. 5/14b

Fox Towne Adult Day Care Center is now hiring for part time RNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Medical Technician also Volunteers are needed. Located conveniently on Rt. 3 in King George near the courthouse. To apply please call 540-775-5502. unfb

BENEFIT/ Fundraiser Festival Baby Contest and CBVFD Contest will be Sunday, June 1st. NO Applicationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be accepted after May, 31. Call Only from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. (804) 2240215.

CLASSES CHANGE YOUR CAREER, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Moseley Real Estate Licensing Courses Moseley Real Estate Licensing Courses 05/19/201405/23/2014(9-4); 06/23/2014-6/27/2014 (9-4); Call 540-4248 1 9 1 o r v i s i t w w w. exitrealtyexpertise.com for more info. Military Discounts for Active Duty and MyCAA for Spouses. ufn

CHILDREN WANTED A couple devoted to each other and their golden retriever would love to adopt a newborn. Yo u r b a b y w o u l d b e surrounded by loving family and friends in a secure and comfortable home. Expenses Paid. Stephanie and Jason 800-672-8514. 5/14P

APARTMENTSHOUSES, ROOMS FOR RENT/SALE Two Bedroom Furnished Apartment For Rent. No Smoking and No Pets. Private Entry. $600 Month + $500 Deposit + Utilities. Call (540) 775-3636. 5/14p

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Available. Wendover One Office Building. Wired For Computer Networking. Front & Rear Entrances. Includes ALL Utilities, Ample Parking, Handicapped-Accessible Restrooms, 1 Block Off rt. 3 Adjacent To Post Office. No Build Out Cost! Ready To Move In! Call (540) 775-6788 Sheila@ charlestoncobuilders. com. ufn

SERVICES VIRGINIA ANTIQUE PICKERS: Licensed appraisers with a passion for antiques, learning and making people happy! (804) 761-7334. 5/21p

YARD/MOVING/ GARAGE SALE Multiple Family Yard Sale, Saturday 17 May, 9-2, 17120 Windward Ln. King George (off Potomac Dr. near Potomac Elem.) 663-3736. 5/14p

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ORDINANCE NO. 648 ORDINANCE NO. 648 AMENDS THE COLONIAL BEACH TOWN CODE, CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE I, â&#x20AC;&#x153;IN GENERAL,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;TAXATION,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; SECTION 20-2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;REAL ESTATE TAXâ&#x20AC;? TO INCREASE REAL ESTATE TAXES BY TWENTY-THREE (23) CENTS FROM .58 TO .81 PER $100 OF ASSESSED VALUE, AND AMENDS SECTION 20-1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RATES AND DUE DATES; MACHINERY & TOOLS TAXES; PENALTY & INTEREST ON DELINQUENCIES,â&#x20AC;? AND INCREASES THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ON BOATS FROM .01 CENT PER $100.00 OF ASSESSED VALUE TO $1.39 PER $100 OF ASSESSED VALUE AND CODIFIES THE PERSONAL PROPERTY AND MACHINERY & TOOLS TAX RATE(S). THE TAX INCREASES ARE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014, WITH A RETROACTIVE APPLICATION TO JANUARY 1, 2014 ORDINANCE NO. 648 ALSO AMENDS CHAPTER 21, â&#x20AC;&#x153;WATER AND SEWERS,â&#x20AC;? ARTICLE VI, â&#x20AC;&#x153;FEES AND SERVICE CHARGES,â&#x20AC;? SECTION 21-73, â&#x20AC;&#x153;CONNECTION FEESâ&#x20AC;? TO INCREASE ALL WATER CONNECTION FEES BY ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) AND SECTION 21-80, â&#x20AC;&#x153;SEWER USER RATESâ&#x20AC;? TO INCREASE ALL SEWER USER RATES BY ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PER YEAR, WHICH INCREASE WILL BE BILLED BY ADDING TWENTY-FIVE ($25.00) DOLLARS PER QUARTER. ORDINANCE NO. 648 IS CONSIDERED PURSUANT TO THE GRANTS OF AUTHORITY CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 4 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF VIRGINIA, VA. CODE §§ 58.1-3200, 58.1-3500, 15.2-2119 AND 15.2-1104.

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We are pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Policy for achieving equal housing opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap. All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? This newspaper will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. For more information or to file a housing complaint call the Virginia Fair Housing Office at (804) 367-8530. Toll free call (888) 551-3247. For the hearing impaired call (804) 367-9753.

Proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget FY 2014 FY 2015 Change

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School Operations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Local Funding School Operations - Other Sources Total School Operations

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Note: These proposed budget amounts include a proposed .23 real estate tax increase, a proposed increase of $ 1.38 for personal property on boats, and a proposed increased $ 100 annual sewer user fee as well as a proposed increased $ 1,000 water connection fee.

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Please take notice that on May 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at a special meeting of the Colonial Beach Town Council, at Colonial Beach Town Center in Colonial Beach 22443, the Council will conduct a public hearing on Ordinance No. 648 as well as the proposed FY 2014-15 Budget.

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*General Fund dollars include a projected $629,536 in reimbursement from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for secondary road maintenance. The Town also anticipates reimbursement funds in excess of $420,000 from VDOT to complete a grant project to build sidewalks in previously identified areas of Town. A copy of Ordinance No. 648 as well as the complete proposed budget is available for review at 18 North Irving Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443 (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 Ordinance No. 648. In accordance with state law, the budget may not be voted on until a week after the public hearing. 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.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING KING GEORGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS The King George County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing beginning at 6:15 p.m., on Tuesday May 20, 2014, in the Robert H. Combs Board Room of the Revercomb Administration Building at 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia. Case Number 13-01-T02: Amendment to King George County Zoning Ordinance to create Article 13 Stormwater Management which creates a local Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) to comply with the Virginia Stormwater Management Act (§ 62.1-44.15:24 et seq). Amendment includes: stormwater provisions for administration; grandfathering, exemptions; exceptions; definitions, review of stormwater management plans; stormwater prevention plan requirements; stormwater management plan requirements; pollution prevention plan requirements design standards; specifications and methods; technical criteria for regulated land disturbing activities; off-site compliance options; design storms and hydrologic methods; long term maintenance requirements; monitoring and inspection requirements; enforcement provisions; hearings and appeals provisions; and schedule of fees. Documents related to the above cases are available for public inspection during the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Department of Community Development, King George County Revercomb Administration Building. The public is invited to attend the above scheduled hearings and to express their views on the above cases. Those who are unable to attend the public hearings may submit their comments in writing to the Director of Community Development, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 104, King George, Virginia 22485, prior to the scheduled hearings.

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KING GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 05192014-1400 MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL ADVISOR King George County, Virginia is accepting proposals from qualified firms for Municipal Financial Advisory Services. Interested parties may obtain the RFP package by contacting the King George County Procurement Manager, Kelly S. Dixon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CPPO CPPB at (540) 775-8575, kdixon@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us, download from the King George County website â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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. All proposals must be delivered to the King George County Purchasing Department at the above address no later than 2:00 pm (local prevailing time) on May 19, 2014. Late proposals will not be considered. Small, Women, Minority, and Service Disabled Veteran owned businesses and Local County businesses are encouraged to apply. Proposals will be received at the King George County Finance Department at the above address until 2:00 PM (local prevailing time) on May 19, 2014. Late proposals will not be accepted. King George County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 5/14/14

KING GEORGE COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Supervisors of the County of King George, Virginia will hold a public hearing to receive public input regarding a proposed amendment to the King George Code, Section 3-28, Redemption or other disposition of impounded animals, which would increase board fees, retrieval fees, surrender and adoption fees. The public hearing will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 6:15 p.m., in the Revercomb Building, Robert H. Combs Board Room, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia 22485. Anyone having questions regarding the above may contact the County Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, ([540] 775-9181), Monday through Friday, during regular working hours. A copy of the full text may be inspected in the Office of the County Administrator, Revercomb Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200, King George, VA 22485. Written comments may be submitted to the County Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, or mailed to 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200, King George, VA 22485. All written comments must be received no later than 2:00 p. m., Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS KING GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA 5/7/14, 5/14/14

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE 13419 Dahlgren Road, King George, VA 22485 By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated February 3, 2006, and recorded in Deed Book 0578, Page 425 in the Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for the Circuit Court for King George County, VA, securing a loan which was originally $176,400.00. The appointed SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, Commonwealth Trustees, LLC will offer for sale at public auction at 9483 Kings Highway King George, VA 22485 on: June 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of All that certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being in Potomac Magisterial District, King George County, Virginia, containing an area of 1.24 acres, more or less, as shown on a plat of survey thereof made by W. H. Treacle, C.L.S., recorded with deed to Edna Greer, dated April 23, 1961, duly recorded among the land records of King George County, Virginia, in Deed Book 79, page 404., and as more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS IS,â&#x20AC;? WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND SUBJECT TO conditions, restrictions, reservations, easements, rights of way, and all other matters of record taking priority over the Deed of Trust to be announced at the time of sale. A deposit of $15,000.00, or 10% of the sale price, whichever is lower, in cash or cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check payable to the SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE will be required at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price, with interest at the rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date said funds are received in the office of the SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale. In the event of default by the successful bidder, the entire deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the costs and expenses of sale and Substitute Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fee. All other public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Purchaser agrees to pay the Sellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneys at settlement, a fee of $445.00 for review of the settlement documents. Additional terms will be announced at the time of sale and the successful bidder will be required to execute and deliver to the Substitute Trustees a memorandum or contract of the sale at the conclusion of bidding. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosenberg & Associates, LLC (Attorney for Commonwealth Trustees, LLC) 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 301-907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com 5/7/14, 5/14/14

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Finding out how Uncle Sam spends our money may get easier The word transparency in government is used quite a bit by politicians and various watchdog groups. But, what exactly does it mean? A good example was an experience I had a long time ago working for a Republican Senator from Idaho, Mike Crapo. I wanted to find out about a grant program for research on additional uses for wheat David S. Kerr stalks. Idaho, in addition to its famous potatoes, grows a lot of wheat. I searched and I searched. First I wanted to find out if the Congress had appropriated the money. This required reading through the

appropriations language and there is a lot of it. That took quite a while, but I found the language and then I needed to find out what the Department of Agriculture did with it. This part took forever. The department had a tough time sorting through its own cumbersome records to find out if the grant was ever awarded and then had an even tougher time finding out who actually got the work. The whole process took almost two weeks. Clearly nothing about this grant program, from the Congressional level to the agency, was remotely transparent. That was for someone working in a Senator’s office. If I had been an average citizen I wouldn’t have had a chance. This is an example of a government program that wasn’t transparent. If it had been, if the accounting, starting with the legislative language all the way through to the

cutting of the check, had been transparent and linked together, none of this should have been particularly difficult. However, thanks to lack of a direct link, in terms of the accounting from legislative language to actual budgets, accounting codes that aren’t coordinated, and reports that don’t align with one another, most federal government spending isn’t transparent at all. But there is hope. Our own Senator Mark Warner (D-Va) sponsored a bill called the Data Analysis and Transparency Act. The legislation directs the Treasury to start the process of linking all the pieces of government finance together. From the language in the Congressional bills right on down to what’s called the checkbook level. This information will be accessible not just to government personnel but to the average citizen as well. This means you and I

will be able to track the money trail far easier than we can now. Both of our Virginia Senators voted for it, Mark Warner was its sponsor, and my old boss, Senator Crapo, always supportive of a common sense proposal, whether proposed by a Democrat or Republican, voted “aye” as well. The challenge will be implementing it and making sure the agencies work together so that if you or I want to know how much was spent, on say a federal building, a park, or a weapons system, or how much money was given to a particular contractor, we’ll be able to track that down. It will take some doing, and Congress will have to make sure the agencies follow, not an easy task, but it will make it easier for all of us to keep an eye on our government. —Reach David Kerr at kerr@journalpress.com

Op Eds _______________________________ Recognizing Cyberbullying and tips to prevent it Staff Reporter Before social media became so prevalent, instances of bullying were somewhat easy to recognize. However, with a good majority of children now engaged in digital networking and social media, bullying may not end with the ringing of the school bell, and evidence of bullying may not be so readily apparent. According to Cyberbullying statistics from the i-SAFE foundation, more than half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyberbullying. More than 80 percent of teens use a mobile phone regularly, making it the most popular form of technology and a common medium for repeated cyberbullying. Cyberbullying takes place through electronic technology and differs from traditional forms of bullying. Cyberbullying can occur via text messaging, blogging, updates

to social media sites and/or phone conversations. What makes cyberbullying more difficult to detect and remedy than traditional bullying is that sometimes this type of bullying is veiled in secrecy. Those who engage in cyberbullying can create aliases and accounts under false names, allowing them to covertly engage in bullying behavior. As a result, tracking down bullies can be challenging. Although cyberbullying is on the rise, there are some things that parents and children can do to help put a stop to such unfortunate instances. * Parents who feel their child is not emotionally ready for the responsibility of a digital device can hold back on purchasing a smartphone or choose one with very limited features. Some schools set strict limits on phone usage at school, and children who go only from school to home and vice versa may not have the need for an “emergency phone” that can open up a window for trou-

ble. * Adolescents and teens should feel comfortable talking with their parents without the fear of reprimand. Otherwise, they may hide instances of cyberbullying or not know how to broach sensitive topics like bullying. Parents can engage in conversation with their children often and stress that the doors of communication are always open. * Teens should be made aware that cyberbullying is a very real occurrence and is not just other kids “having fun” or “joking.” If behavior is repetitive and hurtful, it should be made public and addressed. * Parents can monitor and limit their children’s personal accounts. Some smartphone and tablet applications can be mirrored on the main account, enabling parents to see incoming text or video messages. * A laptop or desktop computer should be placed in a shared space so that usage can be monitored. Parents can restrict tablet or smartphone us-

age to public areas. * When online, children should be advised not to share personal information. Social media sites may be used by bullies to gather sensitive information about a person that can be used against them at a later time. Children should be urged to keep passwords secret and to never give information such as birthdays, phone numbers and addresses to people who aren’t close friends. Friend lists should be restricted to only those people students interact with frequently to minimize the chance for bullying or other inappropriate behavior. * Teens who have been bullied can keep evidence of the bullying and may benefit from talking with a counselor. Cyberbullying is a growing concern for educators and parents and has far-reaching implications. Getting smart about this phenomenon can help staunch new cases of online bullying.

books, food or even housing. Saving for their children’s college education is a priority for many parents, and there are various ways parents can do just that without sacrificing their retirements. Editor’s Note: The Virginia529 College Savings Plan is offering a Match Program, May 15-May 29. Virginia529 will give a $50 match contribution to everyone who opens a Virginia529inVEST account online with at least a $100 deposit, between May 15 & May 29. In addition to the matching contributions, Virginia529 will award one person a $2,500 contribution for a new or existing Vir-

ginia529 account. Virginia529 also is waiving online application fees during the matching program to ensure all of a participant’s deposit goes toward his or her account. 529 accounts can be used for public and private higher education nationwide, including at community colleges. Because the funds can be used for technical, continuing education and advanced degree programs, 529 accounts can benefit adults as well as children. For more information on Virginia529’s college savings options, visit Virginia529.com or call 1-888-5670540 to obtain program materials.

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 No matter how challenging it may be, slow down and give yourself time to reflect, Aries. You’re always on the go, but it’s important to slow down every now and then.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, hold tight to your beliefs this week and don’t let anyone sway your opinion. You will serve as an example to others who bend whichever way the wind blows.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, steer clear of added responsibilities this week, as you already have enough on your plate. Some alone time might be worth its weight in gold.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may not have all of the solutions, but rest assured that you have been moving in the right direction. An interesting conversation illuminates the situation.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You’re not easily overwhelmed by intense people or things, Gemini. Use this resilience to sail through a particularly challenging task that gets sent your way this week.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You have gained a new sense of purpose, Sagittarius, and you’re ready to put some of your plan into action. Expect a few raised eyebrows, but most people will be receptive.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 There is no need to figure out all of the answers in the next few days, Cancer. If something is on your mind, then take your time to weigh all of your options. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 It could be challenging to be playful and lighthearted this week, Leo. Take every situation seriously and give ample thought to each and every decision you must make. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Make the best of a delicate situation at work, Virgo. Although you may not be ready for more responsibility, your reaction will be noticed by your bosses.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you are ready for a well-deserved vacation or retreat. But you cannot run away from your responsibilities this week. Just hold out a little longer. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Your finances seem to be a constant source of aggravation, Aquarius. This week you are ready to take care of business and hammer out a foolproof budget. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, your energy level will be quite high, making it vital for you to do something productive before your stamina slows down.

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Saving for College Education staff reporter Parents should approach college savings much differently than they do retirement savings. * Prioritize retirement savings over saving for college. Some parents might feel a degree of guilt if they deposit more money into their retirement accounts each month than they do into their kids’ college funds. But such a strategy is nothing to feel guilty about. College students who take out loans have a lifetime ahead of them to repay those loans, while their parents have far less time to grow their retirement savings. No parent wants their child to be saddled with debt after they earn their degree, but that does not mean parents should sacrifice security in their golden years just so their child can have minimal or no debt when they graduate from college. Studies show that the average college graduate still earns roughly a million dollars more over his or her lifetime than someone with just a high school diploma, so a college diploma still offers financial incentives that can soften the blow of repaying college loans. * Look into college savings plans. Simply socking money away in a savings account is no longer enough to finance a college education. That’s because interest rates on standard savings accounts are very low, and as The College Board(R) notes, the college tuition rate of increase is substantially higher than the general inflation rate. In addition, according to The College Board, the average 201314 tuition increase was 3.8 percent at private colleges and 2.9 percent at public universities. Both of those figures are higher than the average increase in personal incomes, meaning parents are earning less while tuition costs are rising. So parents who want to finance all or some of their kids’ college tuitions need to be more creative. College education savings plans are an option, and many, including a Coverdell Education Savings Account and the popular 529 Savings Plan, allow earnings in the account

to grow tax-free. Even withdrawals from college savings plans are typically tax-free so long as those withdrawals are used to finance educational expenses. (Note: Rules vary depending on the type of account.) But college savings plans can also have an impact on a student’s financial aid eligibility, as these investments are often treated as parental assets (retirement account assets are typically not considered parental assets when determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid). So parents should explore all of the ins and outs of the various college savings plans available to them before opening any accounts. * Encourage students to save for their own expenses. Many high school students are not in a position to work a lot or even at all during a school year. And working too much may ultimately affect students’ performance in the classroom. But parents can allow kids to work during summer vacations, and encourage youngsters to save a substantial amount of their earnings from summer jobs. This can teach kids valuable lessons about money management, and money kids save from summer jobs can be used to pay for additional expenses that do not fall under the umbrella of college tuition, including

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Ransone, the YMCA and local officials help women to be aware, be safe Richard Leggitt Del. Margaret Ransone, the King George YMCA, Virginia State Police, King George Sheriff ’s Office and the Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s Office hosted a “Women On The Move - Be Aware, Be Safe” event Saturday. The event, which was free and open to the public, drew an enthusiastic crowd of participants. The activities, which had wide support from law enforcement authorities, were geared towards moms, single adult women, students heading to college or the workforce, and middle school children. The schedule offered programs and classes on three topics - Internet crimes against children, cell phone and internet safety, and self-defense. “It was a great opportunity for

moms to bring their children and interact with leaders in public safety. Moms could take a self-defense course or learn about Internet crimes while their children were learning about online safety,” Ransone said. “There are an estimated 7 billion mobile devices connected to the Internet worldwide,” said Virginia State Police Capt. Kirk Marlowe. “Such connectivity flattens our world and creates great challenges and opportunities. We must engage in active learning and work together to protect our digital lives from those who exploit technology to harm others.” King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey, who had officers from his office teaching attendees about Internet and cell phone safety, said he was pleased to participate in the event. “It is important that our children

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be aware of the hidden dangers of cell phone and Internet usage,” the sheriff said. Westmoreland County Sheriff ’s deputies taught self defense to women. Elizabeth Clark, Executive Director of the KG YMCA, said, “Empowering women with the tools they need to keep themselves and their families safe has become an issue of importance. The sad reality is that we live in an increasingly violent society in which the fear of crime is ever-present.” “Women must be proactive and be aware of themselves, their surroundings and the potential attacker’s strategies whether from the Internet or out in a parking lot. We are Women on the Move, and we will be safe,” said Clark. In addition to the women’s safety event, Clark

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Delegate Margaret Ransone, Westmoreland Sheriff’s Det. Fred Mitchell and Westmoreland Deputy Kim Simon prepared for the Women on the Move self-defense class at the King George YMCA Saturday. said about 80 adults and children participated in a 5K Domestic Violence Awareness Run earlier Saturday morning. “The 5K Domestic Violence Run is not just any 5K,” said Clark. “It’s about supporting victims in King George County who have suffered domestic violence. And, also to make everyone aware of the hotline number for those needing help and support: (540) 373-9373.” Women winners in the 5K were:

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Kate Moga of Fredericksburg, with a time of 23:20; Jodie Snow of Fredericksburg, with a time of 24:22; and Karen Schumm of Stafford, with a time of 25:30. Men’s winners were Clay Earlywine of Fredericksburg, with a time of 19:48; Kellen Reeves of Fredericksburg, with a time of 20:11; and Mark Reeves of Fredericksburg, with a time of 21:11. The 5K run, and a one-mile kids’ run, were sponsored by the King George Domestic Violence Taskforce

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