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KG women arrested in connection with Spotsy slaying With the help of the King George Sheriff ’s Office, two King George women have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a popular Spotsylvania nurse on May 17. One of the women arrested is the daughter of the victim. Christina Brown, 25, and Alaina Mercer, 25, have been charged with the fatal shooting of Nancy Lynne Mercer, 60. The elder Mercer was a nurse at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Her body was found at her home in Spotsylvania on May 18 when worried Hospital officials contacted authorities after she failed to show up for her shift. After an extensive investigation by sheriff ’s officers, Brown and Mercer were charged Friday with felony conspiracy to commit murder after they were arrested in King George County. The two women, who were recently married in a ceremony in Washington, DC, were living in Brown’s townhouse on Angel Court off of Faith Drive in King George. They were arrested by sheriff ’s officers at a location on Inaugural Drive near Route 3 in King George after a brief attempt to evade capture Friday. King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey said, “We provided support to Spotsylvania officers. They did all of the work.” Spotsylvania Sheriff Roger Harris expressed his appreciation to the King George Sheriff ’s Office and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. A gun owned by one of the suspects was identified as the murder weapon, authorities said. “In working together and utilizing the force multiplier of local, federal and state resources, we are able to bring this case to a successful conclusion and bring the suspects to justice,” Sheriff Harris said. Lynne Mercer was the mother of six children, according to authorities. Her relationship with her daughter had become strained in recent months, officers said. Both suspects in the murder are being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail as the investigation into the case continues. — Richard Leggitt

The King George Board of Supervisors is continuing to lay the groundwork for the establishment of a new business, HGAC, LLC, in the King George Industrial Park. Establishment of HGAC in the county would entail a $12 million project investment and ten new jobs associated with the company’s move to King George. The county has been taking swift action to follow through on its promises made on May 6 in a resolution and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with HGAC, a rebar fabrication company seeking to relocate and consolidate two of its other facilities in the state to King George. The resolution provided the board’s unanimous support for HGAC’s intent to move to King George and endorsed the company’s 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. The MOU approved by the board indicates the county’s intent to sell the firm 32 acres of property adjacent to the industrial park at a price of $43,000 per acre, and to approve a rezoning of the property to industrial use along with a special exception

KG man accused of abducting, raping and robbing senior citizen

Community Care Clinic celebrates opening

Jessica Herrink

Pastor Sherman Davis, Congressman Rob Wittman, Dr. Brian Josephs, Dr. Roberto Canizares, Dr. Roosevelt Dean, Arlene Jacovelli, Bishop E. W. Jackson and Dr. Michael Costa pose before the ceremonial ribbon cutting for the Community Care Clinic Saturday afternoon. The clinic, at 11131 Journal Parkway, has been open four months. See the story on page 12.

Dominion Power line energizing high-power transmission line in King George Phyllis Cook Dominion Virginia Power is in the midst of energizing the new 230kV transmission line constructed between the Dahlgren Substation and Route 3. The project is expected to continue through June, working to link residential lines into the substation for complete connection to the local grid. That transmission work is expected to be completed by July 1. Then, crews will turn their attention to restoring the areas that have been disturbed during the construction of this critical project. Restoration and rehab will continue throughout the summer months. LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT

The high-power transmission line extends about 10 miles cutting a swath through the county 120-feet wide, with single steel pole tower facilities carrying the overhead lines about 119 feet off the ground. The pole tower facilities allow Dominion to co-locate antennas and other equipment for the provision of broadband and cell phone service. Dominion Power’s new transmission line will connect to a point along the existing 230-kilovolt line that runs east-west, roughly parallel to Route 3 (along the north side). The other end of the new line is at a new substation near B-Gate on Naval Support Facility Dahlgren property.

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permit. If the deal goes through, the property would be incorporated into the county’s industrial park. The county also agreed to provide public water and sewer lines to the property intended for development by HGAC, as well to arrange and pay for costs associated with providing fiber optic cable to a connection point within 75-feet of the lot line. It also indicates the county’s intent to provide up to $150,000 toward HGAC’s costs for the rail line improvements. FIBER OPTIC CABLE The board is following through on those promises. At this week’s meeting on Tuesday, June 3, (following our press time) the board is expected to vote for an agenda action item that would authorize execution of a facilities construction agreement with Metrocast Communications for the construction of a fiber optic cable infrastructure line to the industrial park at a cost to the county of $86,383. The cable project is anticipated to be completed within six months. ENGINEERING WORK This week’s pending action follows on previous action taken at the last meeting on May 21 to approve $52,765 for engineering services related to railroad design.

At the same time, the board also voted to fund $10,015 for professional surveying services relating to a boundary survey, property line adjustment plat and subdivision plat for the property by Draper Aden Associates. The costs for the county’s incentives are primarily coming from the proceeds from a 2008 Virginia Resources Authority loan to the King George Service Authority earmarked to provide infrastructure for services for the industrial park expansion, with transfers made to a new Industrial Park Infrastructure project fund. RAILROAD LINE EXTENSION HGAC’s application to the state for the $450,000 grant funding noted above is pending action by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) at an upcoming meeting of that 18-member body appointed by the governor to establish administrative policies for Virginia’s transportation system and make decisions within its budget for funding projects. Virginia’s Industrial Access Railroad Tracks Program helps connect businesses to freight rail service by funding the construction or improvement of railroad tracks See HGAC, page 3

MORE POWER NEEDED Prior to this project, the Dahlgren base and the rest of the county have been fed by two distribution circuits with distribution lines from substations at Arnolds Corner near Routes 3 and 206 in King George, and at Oak Grove near Routes 3 and 205 in Westmoreland. The planned transmission line will boost power to the Dahlgren base and provide additional power benefits to the county by spreading the demand for power over three substations instead of the two currently in operation. In addition to the increasing power needs at the base, the new power line is expected to provide increased reliability for provision of electricity to homes and businesses in the area.

It will also meet the needs for additional electrical capacity to serve the county’s high growth area in Dahlgren and support continued growth and economic development. FOUR-YEAR PROJECT Dominion began the project with its outreach to the community and county officials in 2011, prior to filing its application to the State Corporation Commission (SCC) for its selected route in late October of that year, with letters also sent by the power company to potential affected landowners at the same time. Following acceptance of public comments for several months prior to a June 2012 public hearing on the project, the SCC approved the project in October 2012, with construction beginning soon after.

Kevin Arnold Lewis, 52, of King George is being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail charged with the adduction, rape and robbery of a 65-year-old woman in the Dahlgren area. Lewis was rested by sheriff ’s officers on May 25. King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey said officers arrested Lewis at his apartment on Harbor Court after a complaint was filed by the woman, who was not identified by authorities. She told officers she was assaulted, tied up, gagged, raped, abducted and robbed on May 24. Sheriff ’s officers served a search warrant seeking the suspect at his residence in Dahlgren. “Deputy Patrick Weston and his police dog, Titan, found the suspect hiding in a closet at the residence,” the sheriff said. Dempsey said the victim, who lives alone, reported to officers that Lewis showed up at her home in Dahlgren looking for work. She said she had previously hired Lewis to do repair work around the property. The victim said she told Lewis she had no work for him, but he asked if he could use her cellphone. When she went to get the phone, Lewis followed her into the house and locked the door, the woman told officers. Dempsey said the suspect physically assaulted the woman, knocking her to the floor and demanding her money and her credit cards. She was then reportedly tied up, gagged and raped. After the rape, the victim said Lewis ordered her to drive him to an ATM where she withdrew cash and gave it to him. Dempsey said Lewis then ordered her to drive him to his home where he got out of her car and she fled. The victim notified authorities who went to Lewis’ apartment Saturday night, but were unable to find him. Dempsey said his officers returned to the apartment the next day with a search warrant and, with the aid of the police dog, found Lewis hiding in the closet. The woman was treated and released by Mary Washington Hospital shortly after reporting the rape, Dempsey said. The sheriff praised the quick work of his officers including Deputy Weston and Lt. Monty Clift, who is heading the investigation. — Richard Leggitt

Republican Primary election for Congressional seat next Tuesday Phyllis Cook Don’t forget to vote next week on Tuesday, June 10, if you are interested in having a say in who will be on the ballot this fall to run for the U.S. Congress from the First Congressional District. Robert J. “Rob” Wittman will be first on the ballot for next week’s Republican Primary, followed by Anthony T. Riedel. Both are running to see who will get the chance to run on the Nov. 4 ballot to represent the First Congressional District of Virginia in the U.S. Congress. Also this November, another national slot is up for grabs, with one of the state’s two U.S. Senate seats up for grabs. Democrat Mark Warner is up for reelection in November, expected to be challenged by Republican Ed Gillespie later this year during the mid-term elections. On Primary Election Day the polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. IDENTIFICATION NEEDED FOR VOTING Changes made by the General Assembly for voter ID do not go into effect until later this summer in July 2014 that will require photo identification for in-person voting.

For the upcoming election on June 10, the current law in effect allows for the acceptance of all identification documents listed below. Acceptable forms of identification for in-person voting include the following: Virginia voter registration card; Valid Virginia driver’s license; Military ID; Any Federal, Virginia state or local government-issued ID; Employer issued photo ID card; Concealed handgun permit; Valid student ID issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia; Current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter; Social Security card. A voter who does not bring an acceptable ID to the polls will be offered a provisional ballot. ABSENTEE VOTING IN PERSON – NOW Absentee voting is available now which enables voters to cast their ballots in advance of Primary Election Day. Submitted by Linda Klinethat There are numerous reasons make voters eligible to vote absentee, including being out of the precinct on Election Day. In-person absentee voting is an effective choice for

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those with numerous other reasons, including travel for out-of-county appointments, long commutes, or those expecting unpredictable work hours on Election Day. Any King George voter with a question about whether they qualify to vote absentee should contact the Registrar’s office, 775-9186. Voters may complete an application and vote absentee in-person at the Registrar’s office up through this Saturday, June 7, by 5 p.m. Special Saturday opening hours are in effect on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ALREADY HAVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT? Those who have already applied for absentee ballots must complete and deliver them in person or by mail to the Registrar’s office in the Revercomb Building by 7 p.m. on Primary Election Day.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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D-Day was no sure thing Seventy years ago, on the day before the Allied landings on the coast of France were to begin, General Dwight D. E i s e n h o w e r, the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces, prepared a short statement to be read in the event the landings David S. Kerr proved a failure. He wrote it out in pencil and began with the words, “Our landings in the Cherbourg have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold…” He closed by saying, “…if any blame is found to attach to this attempt, it is mine alone.” It’s a haunting note to read. And while we know through the hindsight of history that D-Day was a success, at the time, Eisenhower fully appreciated that this was one of the riskiest and most dangerous military operations in history.

The Allies had committed their full might to the D-Day landings; the numbers are staggering. The invasion would be launched from multiple ports all over the south coast of Britain. It would involve a massive armada of over 4,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft. But most importantly, 150,000 men – some having experienced battle before and most facing it for the first time – were waiting to be the first ones to land in France. One of the biggest risks to the operation was that the Germans would find out when and where the landings would take place. The longer the Germans were kept guessing, the more difficult it would be for them to concentrate their forces for a counterattack. Hoping to create a deception, the Allies created a phony army with General Patton appointed to lead it, a buzz of daily radio traffic, and inflatable tanks and trucks; all positioned so that German reconnaissance aircraft would think something was up. But no one was sure that the Germans had taken the bait. Would they withhold their forces

Op Ed “Governing for the People” Del. margaret ransone I have had the benefit of representing the citizens of the Northern Neck in the House of Delegates during these three years. It is an honor and privilege to serve the people of Virginia, and a responsibility that I take very seriously. I was disappointed to see Governor Terry McAuliffe’s recent letter to the citizens of the Northern Neck. This letter was an obvious attempt to misrepresent the facts about the current budget impasse and Medicaid expansion. The people of the Northern Neck are not uninformed pawns that politicians can use for political gain. We are hard working families that deserve honest, forthright elected leaders. As I said, I consider myself a servant of the people. When I make decisions I consider the generations ahead of me, the generation now and the generations to be, but most importantly, I weigh out the facts. Under President Obama’s signature healthcare reform law, states have the option to expand their Medicaid programs. This is not a requirement. Right now, about half the states have rejected Medicaid expansion. Virginia is one of them. However, Governor McAuliffe and Senate Democrats refuse to pass a state budget unless we implement Medicaid expansion in the Commonwealth. In other words, they refuse to do their job unless they get their way on Medicaid. That’s careless, irresponsible and wrong. The state budget was due on March 8 – over 80 days ago. Now, we’re less than 30 days from the first government shutdown in state history. Add to that, Virginia could be facing a $300 million shortfall for this year and $1 billion general fund shortfall for the next two years. We will have to significantly re-evaluate our spending priorities. The $1 billion general fund revenue shortfall is proof that we shouldn’t expand Medicaid. The cost of the current Medicaid program is already unsustainable. Adding 400,000 people to the program and taking on $2 billion in new, long-term financial

I.M.H.O. (in my humble opinion)

With school winding down, there will be more free time to devote to volunteering here in the county. Now is the time to get involved with your local government and local activities. or picketing for one cause or another. Say, how come we don’t have picketers here in King George? There are a lot of gripers, but no picketers. Back in the day, it seemed every corner had someone demonstrating/picketing or fighting for one cause or another. Have we become so detached, that we can’t take our views on the road? I know there are times I feel like putting a sign up, or picketing. Hmm. I need to find some poster board and picket the non-picketing.

obligations right now would be beyond irresponsible. I do not think Virginians believe making government bigger will save them money. If that worked, the federal government would have gotten out of debt a long time ago. Medicaid is already the fastest growing part of the state budget. It consumes 40 percent of all new revenue and has grown by 1600 percent over the last 30 years. Expanding Medicaid will make the problem worse, not better. Virginians recognize this. A recent survey done by Christopher Newport University showed that Virginians oppose Medicaid expansion by 13 points. Independents oppose it by 20 points. Regardless of how you feel about Medicaid expansion, we should all agree that it is wrong to delay the entire state budget over a single issue. That might be how they do things in Washington, but it’s not the Virginia way. The pending government shutdown and potential budget shortfall isn’t about Medicaid expansion anymore, it’s about the fiscal integrity of the Commonwealth. We need to get a budget in place so we can deal with the budget shortfall and so localities can begin making plans to prepare for cuts in state funding. The quickest way to do that is to set aside Medicaid expansion. We need to go to Richmond and pass a responsible budget right now. We can continue the debate over Medicaid expansion later. Over 100 local governments, school boards, local elected officials and business groups, including Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster and King George Counties have passed resolutions or sent letters to the Governor supporting this position. As an elected leader, I feel obligated to do what is right for the people of Virginia. To me, that means passing a state budget on time that spends taxpayer dollars in a responsible way. I hope the Governor gives the General Assembly the opportunity to do that soon.

expecting the main assault at Calais, or would they put all they had into repelling the Normandy landings before the Allies could gain a foothold? The other gamble was the weather. The operation was set to commence on June 5, but the weather remained unusually bad. Eisenhower delayed the start of the invasion for 24 hours. The situation was tense; hundreds of thousands of men waited on ships; seasickness was rampant; Eisenhower’s chief weatherman, British Royal Air Force Group Captain John Stagg, predicted that a fast moving high pressure system would give the Allies a 48-hour lull in the weather, starting early on June 6. Stagg, incredibly, relied on a single observation from a ship in the North Atlantic. It wasn’t much to go on, but Eisenhower took the risk and gave the order to go. For a while, it looked like Ike’s worst fears might become reality. Because of low visibility, the Allied Air Forces missed most of their targets on the beach. German defenses, the

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: Congressman Rob Wittman’s friends and supporters should make certain they go to the polls Tuesday, June 10, to cast their vote in the Republican primary. Wittman has represented the First Congressional District since December, 2007, when he won a special election to replace the late Rep. Joann Davis. He has been reelected three more times. He has achieved greater influence over his years of service. He is a member of the prestigious Armed Services Committee, and is chairman of its Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. He also serves on the Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces. Wittman also serves as Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the Naval Academy. As a member of the conservative House Republican Study Committee, he is one of the House leaders in the fight to curb federal spending. Wittman serves as a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, forging new ideas in efforts to protect and clean up the Chesapeake Bay, the First District’s greatest natural treasure. He is widely recognized as a strong supporter of veterans and fights for the best treatment possible for our retired and disabled vets and their families. He advocates total respect for the Constitution in adopting laws governing the country. He does not support the current President’s new efforts to act without Congress, using “a pen and a phone.”

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pillboxes and the artillery were still intact. Also, most of the tanks and heavy vehicles were lost in the heavy surf. The soldiers reaching the beach had to fight it out by themselves. The British were getting ashore alright; they had three beaches to assault, but the Americans, particularly at Omaha Beach, were having a tough time. For several hours, seeing no movement at all, the Navy stood ready to carry out an evacuation. But, thankfully, that’s not what happened. With a growing resolve, facing incredible danger, American troops along this narrow battlefield began to breach the German defenses to start moving inland. By day’s end, all of the landings had succeeded, and it was obvious that Ike didn’t need his other statement. Instead, he was able to give the world the message, one that millions in Europe and America had prayed for, that Allied forces were ashore in France. D-Day, perhaps the biggest gamble in military history, was a success. Reach David Kerr at


We are lucky to have such a hardworking person as our Representative. Please support Rob Wittman for Congress in the June 10 Republican primary. Carol Dawson Morattico To the Editor: I urge all local Republicans and others interested in supporting Republican candidates to vote in the Republican Primary on June 10th to select Congressman Rob Wittman as our candidate for election to the next Congress in November. Congressman Wittman has represented the First District of VA in exemplary fashion in the last three Congresses and gained immeasurable experience in the ways of Washington and familiarity with the details of important national issues. With a solid foundation of prior experience in municipal, county and state government prior to election to Congress Rob well understands the implication of decisions made in Washington on the state and local level. A strong family man and young grandfather, he has continued to reside among his constituents and travel broadly within his District while serving in Washington on the state and local level. Congressman Wittman has done his homework in Congress. He has familiarized himself in depth with the important issues of the day. Those of you who have heard him speak have been impressed with the depth of his See LETTERS, page 11

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your energy is contagious this week, and others flock to you as if you have a magnetic pull. Enjoy the attention, but don’t forget to seek some solitude as well.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 A great idea has sidetracked you for some time now, Libra. But now it’s time to get back into your normal routine and focus on the tasks at hand.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Take precautions as you prepare for an important project, Taurus. If you rush through things, you are bound to make mistakes that could negatively impact your career.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, embrace unique ideas concerning your future this week. Consider all possibilities no matter how out of the ordinary they may seem.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Everything you touch turns to gold this week, Gemini. You could set many things into motion with your clever ideas and infectious charisma. Stay grounded.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Practical concerns could temporarily stall plans that are a bit fantastical, Sagittarius. But don’t fret, you will have an opportunity to put some plans in motion soon enough.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 An unexpected encounter stirs up some old feelings, Cancer. Enjoy your trip down Memory Lane and take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect with an old friend. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, tread lightly this week when working on an important project. Expect scrutiny in all you do and plan accordingly. Keep working hard, and your efforts will be noticed. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Expect the unexpected this week, Virgo. Things might seem as if they are going according to plan, but a few complications may arise so be prepared.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 You may experience a conflict with others at work this week, Capricorn. It is best to roll with the punches instead of causing a stir. Allow the situation to unfold. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a hectic few weeks at work have proven distracting. It might seem overwhelming right now, but things will settle down in a matter of days. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may want to be invisible in the crowd this week, but that scenario simply isn’t in the cards. Grin and bear the attention.


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Lack of state budget incites requests for legislators to act Phyllis Cook

Pictured are (from left): Team members Jonathan Gray, Nathan Arcement, Maddie Johnson, Jack Nerney, and Evan Delaney

KG 4-H Envirothon Team wins District Competition! The King George 4-H Envirothon team competed at the state competition on the campus of Sweet Briar College and finished sixth in the state. To reach this competition, King George won the district competition and placed second in the area competition. Sixth out of approximately 200 teams across the state is a great start for this first year team. We will begin preparations for the 2015 competition soon, and if you are high-school age and interested in participating, please call Terry Misch, King George 4-H Agent at 540-775-3062. Envirothon is a national competition sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation Service and funded in Virginia by Dominion Corporation. Teams of five teens are tested in five areas: Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife and a Special Topic. For 2014, the Special Topic

was Sustainable Agriculture/Locally Grown, and in addition to the test, the team prepared a 20-minute presentation related to the special topic. Each competing team had to design a 40-acre farm in Amherst County (where Sweet Briar is located) and present it to the judges. The team has enjoyed working with several area environmental professionals, especially Izabela Sikora, Education Specialist with Tri-County/City Soil and Water Conservation District; Karen Snape, Department of Forestry; Ron Wisniewski and Lexi Clarke from Natural Resources Conservation Service and Miles Hastings, King George farmer. The 2015 Special topic is Urban and Community Forestry, and we look forward to learning about designing, planting and maintaining trees in an urban setting!

KGHS Students of the month 10th - Gillian Love Child of: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Love Gillian has been a hard worker for as long as I’ve known her. She has a zeal for justice, fair play, and a job well done, but she also has a tender heart for people who are in need. I enjoy bantering with her about the latest developments in the worlds of Fantasy and Science Fiction literature, and she has been a huge help in SCA this year. I am impressed by her willingness to stay after school to get work done, and by her personal growth as an individual over the last year. She’s great! —Nominated by Mrs. Dause, Seconded by Ms. Calleson

12th - Tyler Palmer Child of: Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer Lowe - Tyler is always respectful, on time, and on task. He completes his work and always gives 100%. Thurman - His attitude and grades have improved so much this year. It has been a pleasure seeing this change in him. —Nominated by Mrs. Lowe & Mrs. Thurman

Various proposals for solving the state budget crisis and for urging local officials to act are appearing in letters and opinion pages across the state. The state has still not passed a budget for 2014-15, with the start of the fiscal year looming on July 1. That means if no state appropriation act is in place July 1, taxes and other revenues of the Commonwealth will continue to be deposited into the state Treasury, but no moneys can be paid out of the State Treasury. It means no appropriations for state employees, including those providing vital services including health, safety, social services and education, including colleges and universities. That also means no appropriations can be made to localities with a large chunk of local services funded by the return of state tax dollars to fund portions of local government budgets for similar services provided locally, as noted above, along with libraries, 4-H/Extension, and numerous other areas of all of our lives that will be affected. As the deadline for action draws closer, some are asking local officials to urge state legislators to action. But both sides appear entrenched in their positions over Medicaid expansion and have the issue tied up in the budget.

HANGER LETTER Last week on May 26, state Senator Emmett Hanger, chairman of both the Medicaid Innovation & Reform Commission and the Senate Finance-Health & Human Resources Subcommittee, offered a proposal intended to serve as the basis for a compromise between the House, the Senate, and the Governor regarding Medicaid. Hanger says his proposal would allow legislators to move quickly to final passage of a state budget. Compromise would be necessary. But legislators must be urged to act. JONES LETTER Last week on May 28, S. Chris Jones, chairman of the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee wrote to local officials saying that the Commonwealth’s revenue receipts for the month of May were about $300-$350 million below projections primarily due to the continued sluggishness of the national economy along with a decline in sales, income and corporate tax collections. That could lead to a significant revenue shortfall for the current and next fiscal years. Jones noted that a potential shortfall could exceed $1 billion for the biennium. He also said without a budget in place for 2014-15, the Governor and the General Assembly cannot utilize the Revenue Stabilization Fund, often

called the “rainy day fund,” to offset a downward revision in general fund revenues that would affect state and local government revenues. Jones added, “Medicaid expansion is the only substantive issue delaying adoption of the budget. However, regardless of one’s position on that issue, the consequences of failing to pass the budget by July 1 are simply too grave to delay any longer.” He suggested setting the question of Medicaid expansion aside and completing work on the state budget immediately, adding that after a budget is passed, legislators could and should return to Richmond for a separate special session related to Medicaid expansion. VSBA LETTER Last week on May 29, Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) officials, superintendents and some school board chairmen participated in a conference call with Secretary of Education Anne Holton, Secretary of Finance Ric Brown, Deputy Chief of Staff Suzette Denslow and Director of the Department of Planning and Budget Dan Timberlake regarding the current budget impasse. The call and a subsequent email correspondence from VSBA’s Emily V. Webb, Government Relations Coordinator, to local school officials reiterated the warnings contained in the other letters and basically asked

them to reach out to their local legislators and encourage them to quickly pass a budget. KING GEORGE USES FOR STATE FUNDING Here’s a reminder of how the state assists King George by returning state tax dollars to the county for its use in the county budget. About 40 percent of the King George County budget is comprised of state funding, adding up to $27.5 million of the $68,202,063 total county budget. The largest share of state funding goes for the School Board (57 percent of the School Board’s budget). Below are the rest of the amounts of state revenue for various departments, along with the percentages for each of those department budgets. - $1.7 million for Social Services/ CSA (40 percent of budget) - $985k for Sheriff (28 percent of budget) $276k for Commonwealth Attorney (50 percent of budget) - $215k for Clerk of Circuit Court (52 percent of budget) - $115k for Comm. of Revenue (30 percent of budget) - $92k for Library (18 percent of budget) - $89k for Treasurer (30 percent of budget) - $42k for Registrar (34 percent of budget)

Club Invention comes to KGES

HGAC: Railroad Line critical to new business

King George — Club Invention, a national educational program recognized for fostering innovative-thinking, real-world problem solving, and the spirit of invention, is coming to King George Elementary the week of June 23 - 27. The weeklong day club experience for students entering grades 1-6 encourages inventive young minds through hands-on problem solving, using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a fun and creative atmosphere. “Club Invention is proud to inspire and challenge our next generation of innovators through this nationally acclaimed educational program,” said Michael Oister, CEO of Invent Now, the organization responsible for organizing more than 1,200 Club Invention day clubs throughout the U.S. serving 80,000 students every year. “During the past 20 years, we have helped to ignite a passion for creativity and invention in more than 900,000 children while leaving them with great club memories and lifelong friendships.” For additional information visit

and facilities to serve industrial sites where freight rail service is currently needed. HGAC’s project is to 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.



June 21st, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the King George Courthouse

Please limit your items to the equivalent of three paper grocery bags per vehicle and remove any non-paper items. Staples and paper clips are fine. Include only sensitive documents that need to be shredded

Please bring a donation for the King George County Food Bank.

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HGAC TO CONSOLIDATE TWO LOCATIONS INTO ONE The project is intended by HGAC as a consolidation of its two other steel rebar manufacturing operations in Virginia into one location.

If the King George site is selected, it means that Virginia will retain this industry, instead of losing it and its existing jobs to North Carolina or Maryland, which have also been under consideration by the company. Establishment of HGAC in the county would anticipate the use of 1,000 additional railcars annually, so rail is a critical component of the proposed site for HGAC in King George. In addition to wishing to keep the industry and jobs within Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) may also have an interest in keeping the rebar company in the state as a potential

LAND ADJACENT TO INDUSTRIAL PARK Beginning in 2007, the county has several times renewed an option agreement to purchase all or some of 343 acres in the Sealston area of the county adjacent to the industrial park 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 (Kings Highway) at the intersection of Route 605 (Bloomsbury Road).

29th Annual St. Mary’s County CRAB FESTIVAL

“Crabs At Their Best”

• Arts & Crafts • Crab Races • Demonstrations • Classic Car Show • Moon Bounce • Crab Picking Contest • Non-Seafood Dishes

Gate Admission: $5 per person, Children Under 12 Free Directions: US Rte. 301 north across Harry Nice Bridge; approximately 2 miles to right on MD Rte. 234. Approximately 15 miles to right on MD Rte. 5. Follow Rte. 5 through Leonardtown then about 3 miles to Fairgrounds on left.

Open to: King George Residents only (absolutely no business) *Please be ready to present sticker or hanging mirror tag

Bring your old bank statements, out of date tax returns, documents with credit card numbers or social security numbers.


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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Journal

Democratic Committee Celebration honors local resident Pearl Smith new monrovia baptist church is hosting a concert on Sun. June 8 at 3:30 p.m. featuring Aluvnote Productions of KG. All are invited. 121 New Monrovia Rd., Colonial Beach, VA 22443. (804) 224-0068. salem baptist church Salem Baptist Church in Jersey, VA. will celebrate its Annual June Rally on Sun., June 8, 2014 at 3 p.m. The Pastor, Rev. Leonard Bland will preach at the 11:30 a.m. service. Dinner will be served following the morning service. The guest speaker for the evening service will be Rev. Gernard E. Reed from the Mulberry Baptist Church, Warsaw, VA. Rev. Reed will be accompanied by his singing group and congregation. All are welcome to fellowship with us on Salem Church Rd. in KG. first baptist church ambar invites you to be with us as we celebrate the Lord at First Baptist Church Ambar in Gospel Song. The service will be this Sat., June 7, 2014 at 3 p.m. We have the Anointed “New Singing Disciples” from Westmoreland County. We will love to have you there with us as we Praise the Lord together in Gospel songs. 9469 Caledon Rd. KG (540) 7753939. trinity fellowship international church invites you to a Father’s Day service on June 15. Minister Lester Truman Johnson, one of the Trinity Associate ministers will be preaching. Also at this service will be special guest minister, Pastor Towanda Walker Bluiett of Healing Hands Worship Center in Petersburg, VA. The service will be

followed by a fish fry in celebration of Minister Johnson’s birthday. 181 Kings Hwy, F’brg, VA 22405. (540) 370-0148. tabernacle baptist church is taking enrollment for students ages 3-5 for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 school year. We have options for 2,3, or 5 day classes along with half day classes. For more information you may go to our website: or call (540)775-2948. The preschool is located at 10640 Kings Highway, KG. new life ministries in Colonial Beach invites those 50 and older to a free soup and sandwich lunch at noon on Saturday, June 14. Hosted by the Legacy group, there will door prizes, good food and fellowship. Call (804) 224-8447. hanover baptist church invites the community to a Free Community Dinner on Friday, June 6 from 6-8 p.m. On the menu is spaghetti and an ice cream sundae buffet. 10312 Hanover Church Rd. KG. st. paul’s episcopal church to present Haydn’s “Kettledrum Mass” as performed by the Adult Masterworks Chorus, chamber ensemble and soloists on Sunday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. 5486 St. Paul’s Road, KG, at the intersection with Dahlgren Road. st. george’s episcopal church is hosting a panel forum featuring award winning author & food council advocate Mark Winne on Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m. Co-host is the Northern Neck Food Bank. Subject: challenges of food insecurity. Free

and open to the public. 905 Princess Anne St. F’brg. (540) 373-4133. dahlgren UMC invites you to a special Pentecost Celebration Sunday, June 8. This will be a blended service to be held at 10:30 a.m. with special music by the choir and praise band. A fellowship lunch will be held following the service. All are welcome. first baptist church will be celebrating “Academic Achievement” for the area youth at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. There will be an Educational Benefit Concert at the church on June 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. Guest preacher will be Pastor Gernard Reed of Mulberry Baptist Church, Warsaw accompanied by the church choir. Also in concert will be the Zion Hill Gospel Singers of DC. The church in Colonial Beach invites you on June 18-20 to the church’s Youth & Young Adult Revival. 7 p.m. nightly. Guest Preacher will be Minister Edwin Taylor, Anticoch Baptist Church, Bedford. Various singing groups will render the music nightly. 619 Jackson Street, CB. (804) 224-7198. peace christian preschool is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Thur. June 12 from 4:30-6 p.m. Come for more info or to enroll your child for the fall. The school 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, 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 for more information. Please visit the church web site at to preregister. 8096 Leedstown Rd, off Route 3 at Oak Grove. st. paul’s episcopal church in KG invites you to come hear Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Kettledrum Mass” on Sunday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. It will be presented by the St. Paul’s Adult Masterworks Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, and Soloists. The concert will be directed by Jeannine Richardson, Organist/Choirmaster at St. Paul’s. Concert is free & open to the public. A free will offering will be taken to support this program. 5486 St. Paul’s Road.

will be holding their June event this Sunday, June 8 at the KG Citizens Center. Guest speaker will be KG Sheriff Dempsey. KGES Principal Ron Monroe will provide musical entertainment as will Elizabeth Davis and friends. All are welcome to this community service, meal and food pantry. Doors open at 3 p.m.

After 14 years of service as the Chairperson of the King George County Democratic Committee, Pearl Smith (seated at right) was honored at a “THANK YOU CELEBRATION” on the Vivian Hannah Paddleboat on Machodoc Creek. The honoree was escorted onto the vessel by Clarence “Bunny” Jackson, a long time committee member. DJ and committee member, Brad Bradsher served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event and played “Hail to the Chief ” as Pearl entered. A special “throne” was decorated for Pearl and a tiara was placed on her head and flowers in her arms. The current Chairperson, Helene Kelly, presented Pearl with a plaque of appreciation, letters from Senator Kaine, Senator Warner, former Virginia General Assembly Representative Albert Pollard, Joseph Grzeika and Ruby Brabo of the King George Board of Supervisors, Rosemary Mahan, past Chair of the Westmorland County Democratic Committee and Lori Gump, the King George Registrar. She was also presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Chairman of the First Congressional District for service to the state Democratic Party which was presented by Doug Ferguson, Chair of the Spotsylvania Democratic Committee. The event was well attended drawing people from not only King George, but also from Stafford, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and Vir-

ginia Beach. Pictured above with Pearl, seated, are her daughters and other family members. Their presence there was a nice surprise for Pearl. Pearl is a lifelong Virginian born in Middlesex County. She was married to 1st Lt. Olie O. Smith in 1953 and is the mother of 4 children. She utilized her VA State University Master’s degree in mathematics and statistics in her career on Dahlgren NSWC for over 30 years. Pearl is a member of the Honorary Mathematics Society and a 60 year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She also has a long history of volunteerism with organizations such as the Red Cross, PTA, student exchange programs and others. She served as Chair of the King George Board of Zoning Appeals and also was one of four candidates running for the Supervisor of the Dahlgren District. She lost by only 2 votes. Story and photo submitted by Helene Kelly

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Our Doors are Open -Worship With Us Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist

8330 Fletcher's Chapel Rd. at 218

Pastor Michael Reaves Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

(540) 775-7247

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

Pastor Ed Johnson

email - web site - Phone: 663-2230

Good Hope Baptist Church

17223 Good Hope Rd. - corner Rt. 218E & 619 phone: 540-775-9487 email: or visit

Shiloh Baptist Church Reaching, Building, Serving

Sunday Activities Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. AWANA, 4:00 p.m. Youth Group, 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Nights Rev. Mike and Earlene Jessee Family Night Dinner, 5:30 Youth Study; Children’s Missions & Music, 6:00 facebook@kgshiloh Choir Practice, 7:15 13457 Kings Hwy. 540-469-4646 •

Oak Grove Baptist Church

Randall Snipes, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.& 11 Awana-Sundays-6 p.m. Bible Study-Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. 8096 Leedstown Rd. Colonial Beach, VA


Colonial Beach United Methodist Church Pastor Rev. Yunho Eo

7748 Leedstown Rd., Oak Grove, VA 22443 (804) 224-0418 •

We invite you to gather together with us! Sunday School - 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Earl T. Howerton Jr.

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

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

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)

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church Corner of Lossing and Boundary, Colonial Beach

Traditional Anglican Worship 1928 Book of Common Prayer 1940 Hymnal

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

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


Two Rivers Baptist Church

Sunday Masses: Sat. 5:00 p.m. Sun. 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 p.m. (español)

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

Meeting at their new church

Intersection of Rokeby and Kings Hwy. (Rt. 3) Sunday School ..............9:30 a.m. Worship........................10:30 a.m. COME VISIT US • ALL ARE WELCOME

Rev. Peyton Wiltshire For Information call 540710-3831

Round Hill Baptist Church Worship & Service Morning Worship ~ 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ~ 9:45 a.m. Morning/Children's Worship ~ 11 a.m. Wed. - Bible Study ~ 6:00 p.m.

• Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. • Worship - 11:00 a.m. • Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. Rev. Arthur J. Washington, Jr. Pastor-Elect “Building the Church & Reaching the World for Christ”

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:

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 540-775-7188

Sunday Services Service Early Worship - 8 a.m. Wednesday Evenings Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. 7 p.m. Morning Worship - 11 a.m. Evening Worship - 6 p.m.

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

• 804-224-7221

Trinity United Methodist Church

9425 Kings Hwy., King George

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

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church


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

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3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ph. (540) 775-9990 • email: web site

Sat. 7:00 p.m. Vigil Sunday Masses: Sun. 8:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m 12:45 p.m. Tridentine Mass

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

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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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


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

8103 Comorn Rd. (Rt. 609) King George

• 804-224-7221


Romans 16:16 P.O.Box 756 King George, VA 22485

The Journal

Area Death Frances K. Houchin

Frances Kulp Houchin, 81, of King George County died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Fredericksburg, Frances was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in King George and a former assistant postmaster at Rollins Fork and Shiloh post offices. Her greatest love was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Harold Houchin; two daughters, Wilma Ward (Charles) and Wanda Houchin, all of King George; two sons, William Nicholas Houchin (Debbie) of Westmoreland County and Wallace T. Houchin (Sally) of Las Vegas; five grandchildren, Roxanne Houchin of King George, Charles Ward Jr. (Myriam) of King George, William Houchin III (Jennifer) of Richmond County, Ian Houchin of Richmond County and David Ward (Maureen) of Harrisonburg; six great-grandchildren, Carlos and Kaylee Ward, William Nicholas Houchin IV, Gracie Houchin, Liam Hughes and Avery Ward; two sisters, Mary Lytton of Prince Wick, W.Va., and Virginia Bellmann of Herrin, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; many friends; and no enemies. Frances was preceded in death by her foster mother, Lillian Stone, two foster brothers, Willy and Ray Stone; and a foster sister, Ruth Stone. All services will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA 22485. Please sign the online guest book at

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

KGP&R What’s Happening

SLB needs help with Drive for 5

Saturday, June 7 - Parks and Recreation’s annual SummerFest. Lots of entertainment and family fun, food and more. Stay tuned for more details! Free parking! Free Admission! Program starts at 5 p.m at Barnesfield Park. • Parks & recreation staff will be taking proposals for Fall programming. Do you have a hobby that you think would be of interest to others? Are you interested in earning some money teaching? If so, please contact the parks and recreation department to discuss setting up a program, (540) 7754386.

The King George Summer Lunch Bunch needs your help in their DRIVE FOR FIVE! They have 5 non-perishable items they consistently need throughout the summer, and would appreciate any assistance you could provide.

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 students 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.

KG Girl Scout Troop 3792’s cookie sales help KG Animal Rescue League

King George Girl Scout Troop 3792 sold over 2,600 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in 2014 and donated a sweet treat of $200 to the King George Animal Rescue League. The troop consists of 11 Junior Scouts, 2 Brownie Scouts and 2 Daisy Scouts. The Troop is shown here presenting the check for $200 to King George Animal Rescue League representatives - Vice President Jennifer Daniels, and Barbara Wagner, Fundraising Coordinator.”

1. CREAMY Peanut Butter (NOT crunchy) 2. Brown Paper Lunch Bags (standard lunch size) 3. Zip-top Sandwich Bags 4. Paper Napkins 5. Gently Used Children’s Books Donations may be dropped off at the KG Elementary School Office, weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Website: www. To Volunteer: For Information: kgsummerlunchbunch@gmail. com Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at KGSummerLunchBunch Donate one of the Five (5) Help feed someone in need!

DAV mobile offices open for business So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit DAV offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all DAV services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families. Monday, June 16, 2014; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Glen Burnie VA Outpatient Clinic, 808 Landmark Drive, Suite 128, Glen Burnie, MD. Tuesday, June 17, 2014; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. DAV Omaha Beach Chapter 7, 8205 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie, MD. Wednesday, June 18, 2014; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. American Legion, 11820 Hg Trueman Road, Lusby, MD. Thursday, June 19, 2014; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pax River Museum, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD. Friday, June 20, 2014; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pax River Air Station, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD. For further information regarding these events, please feel free to contact NSO Phillip Surace at (410) 230-4440.

2014 FF Theme: Keep’n It Country

Animal Adoption 






Ongoing through Aug. 23

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: or by phone (540) 433-3818.

Thursday, June 5

KG-YMCA hosting summer camp Open House. 6 p.m. Meet counselors, register(save 50%) and have fun. (540) 775-9622. Colonial Beach Historical Society will hold its regular meeting in the meeting room of the Cooper Library located on Washington Avenue, starting at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in the history of the town is welcome.

events-list-info.shtml?srchloc=all&e venttype=115&bdate=06/07/2014&e date=06/07/2014. For more information on all of Virginia’s award-winning state parks, visit or call toll-free, 1-800-933-PARK (7275).

Monday, June 9

NN Audubon Society to conduct a Bird Walk at the Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve. Meet at Kilmarnock and carpool to Preserve. Call (804) 462-0084 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, June 10

Friday, June 6

NARFE 595 (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) will meet at NOON at the Hunan Diner in Colonial Beach (Corner of Washington and Colonial). Please join us at the last meeting before summer break and sign up for the boat trip in August. Our speaker will be from the NARFE Credit Union. PAYG lunch.

Saturday, June 7

KG Board of Supervisors will hold a Fracking Information Town Meeting, 7 p.m. KGHS. Reps expected from DMME, DEQ, Shore Exploration and Environmental Law Center. All persons interested in learning more about the fracking controversy in the area should plan to attend this meeting.

Westmoreland County Member Appreciation Soiree. 4-6 p.m. There will be activities up to 9 p.m. including the 1st Friday Montross Art Walk and buffet dinner at the Inn at Montross. Non-members are welcome to come out for the evening and join the Museum. VA State Parks Nat’l Trails Day & Clean the Bay Day, at all 36 State parks. A complete list of the programs and volunteer opportunities can be found at www.

Thursday, June 12

Thursday, June 19

Annual KG County Historical Society Picnic. Bring a dish to share. 6 p.m. at Rokeby Farm in KG. Next meeting will be in Sept. 2014.

Local boy to be Col. Beach Police Chief for a day and parade grand marshal According to Chief of Police Libby Legg, the Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD) will be hosting its first ever “Chief for a Day” this weekend to honor and acknowledge the incredible resilience of five-year-old Jamyreon Treveon Brown, a Colonial Beach boy who is battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that affects children. Jamyreon’s treatment for the disease requires him to have ten rounds of chemotherapy, each taking a week to complete. He completes his fifth round this Friday and will be halfway through the cycle. Chief Legg explains, “He wants to be a police officer, and the opportunity has arisen for us to make this happen, which will include a ride along with Sgt. Amy Molinares and culminates with him being the grand marshal for the parade this weekend.” Originally scheduled to be the grand marshal of the 63rd Annual Potomac River Festival herself, Chief Legg has graciously offered to share the honor with Jamyreon and his twin brother, Damyreon Saveon Brown. The twins will ride in Saturday’s Grand Feature Parade in Chief Legg’s convertible, driven by Colonial Beach’s first-ever female Chief of Police herself. “Jay-Jay”, as his family calls him, has four brothers and sisters. He is a student in the Colonial Beach Head Start program, in Ms. Johnson’s class. While he is away each month for his weeklong treatment, he Skypes with his class to keep in touch. He loves music, especially gospel music, so much so that the staff at Medical College of Virginia gave him a set of drums for Christmas. The twins’ mother, Christine, says that when the twins are together, they tend to fight. But when Jamyreon is away for a week at a time for treatment, she says it’s obvious that the twins are sad

5 year old Jamyreon Treveon Brown will be police chief for a day in Col. Beach, VA. and miss each other. Christine firmly believes that Damyreon can feel his brother’s pain and/or discomfort. Being “Chief for a Day” will be Jamyreon’s most exciting experience since The Make A Wish Foundation arranged for him to meet professional wrestler and actor John Cena in Philadelphia, PA. “His mother, Christine Brown, is an amazing woman whose optimism is an inspiration,” says Chief Legg. “We hope that this event will assist his family, and that our town will embrace him and his family and offer their support and love as he continues on this journey.”

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This weekend at the King George Farmers’ Market there will be an impressive line-up for Community Day, held on the first Saturday of every month. Be sure to join us at the Elementary school from 8 a.m.- noon on Saturday for inspiration from local crafters, connection to the community through local groups and organizations, and education on local food and beekeeping. This month not only will you be able to check out pottery made right here in King George, but also meet Handmade for Yours (crocheted and sewn items), Meandering Dragonfly (hand crafted bags and totes), and Fairytaled Impressions (Embroidery items). Once you’ve gotten your fill of inspiration from our crafters make sure to visit with Virginia Tech’s VTCC Cadet Wing, and then, Toastmasters, the premier Toastmasters Club in King George. Finally, come learn and share new ways to enjoy local food through Vegucation Station with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, as well as how to benefit from backyard beekeeping with the Gateway Beekeepers Association. If you are interested in participating, either as a Community Day vendor or a Volunteer, please contact us at We’d love to get to know you! “Foodies Fridays” Class Offers Home Food Preserving Who doesn’t enjoy the sight, smell and taste of good food? Knowing that our food is doing good things for our health makes it even better. Join us for the 4th segment of our “Foodies Fridays” cooking series on June 13, 10 a.m. - noon at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Port Royal, VA, for a hands-on introduction to preserving food at home. It will cover freezing, pickling, dehydrating and more. Food demonstrations and tasting of healthy recipes take us back to our Extension roots when home demonstration agents helped homemakers learn new cooking skills, this educational series is taught by experienced Family and Consumer Sciences Agents, Master Food Volunteers and special guest chefs who help participants learn simple cooking techniques that can be used to build on a repertoire of entrees, side dishes and desserts. In addition, the course includes grocery store and farmers market shopping tours to help participants plan, shop and stock a pantry that encourages simple meal preparation. Always on the second Friday of the month at the same time and place above. This complete series is free; however, pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call Pegi Wright, FCS Extension Agent, at (540) 775-3062 or (804) 633-6550.

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Summer means lily pad fishing Mark Fike Summer is not officially here according to the calendar, but by the time you read this, you will know it is here with temperatures near 90! Once we had that warm spell a month ago, the lily pads started coming on strong and fast. Lily pads are synonymous with summer fishing, in my opinion. You can always find a bass hanging below a few lily pad leaves. They enjoy the shade and the nearby food. Plenty of minnows and smaller fish will hang around lily pads, too, looking for cover and food. Small insects land on the pad leaves, and if they fall off, bream and smaller fish suck them off of the surface of the water. Bass love to eat other fish, particularly small crappie and bream. On a quiet summer afternoon, you can literally hear the fish sucking the water among the pads in a pond when insects dangle too close to the water or fall in. Believe it or not, you can catch loads of crappie by simply jigging among the lily pads, too. Tactics that work Bass fishing among the lily pads can be done one of two ways: A topwater weedless rig can be cast into the jungle of lily pads and retrieved with erratic cranks on the reel, or twitches on the rod. This is a deadly and fun way to take bass. It does take a stout rod, heavy line and a good weedless lure to do the job. Scum Frog, Phat Rat or any similar lure will work well.

When your lure appears to “hang” up (and it will), give it a gentle tug first (hoping a bass grabs it to unhang it, too) and then start pulling harder. Nearly every time, the lure will come free. Often the line is what gets hung on a pad leaf, not the lure itself. Be sure to clean the lure each time you pull it in, and check the position of the hooks as related to the lure body. When you get a hit on these snagless lures, you almost always have to wait a few seconds to set the hook. I tend to miss fish by not waiting long enough to set the hook. The fish grab the “frog” and head off gulping or mouthing the bait down some. Once they get it securely in their mouth, you can set that hook. Another tried and true tactic is to flip and pitch, or pitch and flip soft plastics among the pad leaves. The idea is to drop the plastic bait into openings among the leaves of the lily pads. Carefully eye the outside edges of leaves and not the inside. In other words, don’t drop a plastic rig down the center of the lily pad plant; you are more likely to hang up that way. Dropping your lure just on the outside edge of the lily pad leaf will put it in the face of a lounging bass anyway. I prefer to fish with no weight in this manner, but many anglers will use a slip sinker or split shot. The slip sinker is better because of its shape; the cone shape allows it to better shed vegetation. Get your boat as close to the lily pad field as possible, and do it as quietly as possible. Using a long rod

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full third of those fish were caught unintentionally. Sometimes we have multiple rods rigged, and when I am busy (unhooking a fish, getting some water to drink, tying a new line or whatever), we drop the bait or jig overboard right next to the boat and pay no mind to it until the rod nearly gets flipped out of the boat by a fish. The lesson is twofold- The fish will hit right at the boat very near the surface, and you should never leave your rods unattended! Fish for panfish nearly the same way as I described above, with pitching and flipping. Drop nightcrawlers, crickets, hoppers or bright colored jigs among the pad leaves to get hits. The difference is that I fish closer to the boat, and I use an ultralight or light action rod and reel. Fishing in the pads often has high yields. You won’t necessarily get a hit on every other cast or pitch, but you can certainly pick off fish steadily as you work your way around a cove, pond or lake. Take your time, experiment with color variations, and hang on to those rods!

This bass was caught from the shore of a pond using a Mann’s Phat Rat. When fishing the pad leaves, let the fish work the bait down before setting the hook.

Left: Crappie can be caught easily in the pads on bright colored jigs. Above left: Quality bass can be caught among the pads on plastic worms. Above right: Bream like to suck the insects off of pad leaves. Therefore, use crickets or hoppers in such areas, and enjoy some fine bream fishing. into rapidly flowing streams or burrow into dry soil. Larvae feed on organic debris, other insects, tiny crustaceans, snails, earthworms, and aquatic or semiaquatic organisms. Other than utilizing aerial insectivores such as purple martins and barn swallows, no satisfactory methods have been developed for control of deer flies. Even purple martins and barn swallows offer limited help as the deer fly remains seated until it spots a moving victim. It is impractical in most regions to eliminate the breeding areas. Draining marshes and wet meadows where flies develop may appear to be of the greatest value, but should be done in such a way as to preserve the desirable wildlife of such areas, if possible. Fortunately, the season for deer flies is rather short, usually Hunting Run Reservoir — has given up some very nice bass recently. A great stringer of crappie is definitely a possibility out there, as well. Saltwater — Croaker are hitting very consistently near Tappahannock, we are told. Captain Ryan Rogers of the Midnight Sun (804-580-0245) reports good rockfish action. Many smaller fish between 20-30 inches are also being caught. Puppy drum, flounder, a few bluefish and some croaker are now being caught with regularity in the lower Bay. Look out for the big red drum, too! — Mark Fike

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Hunting Squirrel season will come back in June 7 and continue through June 21. Fishing Rappahannock River — Ken’s Tackle in Spotsylvania reported rockfish action from Rt. 1 down to the Fredericksburg City Dock on plugs. We hear that bass angling is good on spinnerbaits around creek mouths. Try plastics and jigs near woody or leafy structure in the river for chunky two-pound bass. Bream and crappie can be held in these same locations. Potomac River — Aqua Land in Southern Maryland reports that anglers are catching some rockfish on various baits, and some are decent-sized. Catfish are hitting well on night crawlers and other baits, too. Aqua Land also had reports of some croaker downriver.

Ken’s Field and Stream in Oak Grove reported that they are hearing of lots of people catching croaker downriver, as well. Try squid, shrimp or Fishbites. Ponds — Bass, crappie and bream are hitting among the lily pads in ponds. Try plastic baits or topwater weedless baits for them. Some crappie are hitting on the beds, too. Bream are after crickets and hoppers. Motts Run Reservoir — reported nice catfish action. Crappie are also hitting offshore. Some nice bass are being caught all over the reservoir.


Fishing continues to be very good all over.

with stout line (17-pound is a good start, and braid is not a bad idea), pitch or flip your plastic worm or creature to the holes. Watch your line as it goes down. Usually, if there is a fish playing customer to you, the line will move to the side or away from you. Give it a second or two, and then set the hook. Having a high strength line will allow you to work the bass out of the vegetation. Take your time and pick your way through the pad leaves, and don’t be afraid to cast ahead of the boat to pick off fish that are not yet scared of the trolling motor. I love to use creature baits in the Havoc and Powerbait series. However, other scented baits work well, too. You have to find what works for you and what you feel confident in using. The Mann’s Hard Nose baits work very well in heavy cover, because they don’t rip off the hook as easily as some baits might. Panfishing in the pads is pretty easy. I wish I had a dollar for every fish my wife or I have caught in the pads, simply dangling bait or jigs over the side of the boat. A

four to five weeks in June or July. The greatest deer fly activity occurs on warm, sunny days when there is little or no wind. Deer flies seem to be attracted to the highest point of moving objects and dark shapes; this is why they attack humans especially around the face and neck areas. However, there are some things that can be done. Recent research has found that deer flies are highly attracted to the bright blue color, the same blue color found on disposable plastic cups and plates. Very recently,

it was found that a six inch diameter blue plastic disposable plate covered in Tanglefoot, a very sticky clear insect trap paste that is purchased in a tube, would trap the deer flies to the plate when velcroed to the back of the cap of outdoorsmen, without the victim getting one bite. Knowing they are predatory and wait for moving victims, researchers have concluded that large, moving objects that are 3 – 6 feet off the ground level will attract deer flies. To make a workable deer fly trap,

large black balloons tied to the lower branches of trees that move around in the wind with blue, sticky plates taped on top did in fact attract and trap hundreds of deer flies. I hope this information helps those who live in areas that deer flies find attractive. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email me at the county office. —Mike Broaddus, Ag and Natural Resources Agent

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Five-year Drifter reunion Staff Reports The Colonial Beach 20082009 Varsity Basketball State Championship team will hold a 5-year reunion cookout at Dockside Restaurant on Saturday, June 14 at 5p .m. The magical Dream Team cordially invites the public to come out, meet and greet the players, coaches and staff in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere on the water.

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A moment of team reflection! Members of the Foxes girls’ outdoor track & field team embrace the moment of winning their fifth consecutive runnerup VHSL Group 4A North Regional Track & Field Championship.

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Leonard Banks Sports Editor For the fifth consecutive year, the Foxes girls’ outdoor track & field team (63 points) finished as a runner-up in the VHSL Group 4A North Regional Track & Field Championships. As for the Foxes boys’ team, they finished 12th with 20 points. The meet took place in its usual location, Lynchburg, with host E.C. Glass. Both E.C. Glass Hilltoppers girls (105 points) and boys teams (151 points) finished first. Charlottesville’s Taylor Watkins

was the top overall athlete of the meet with three first place sprint finishes. Watkins finished first in the following events: 100-meter dash (12.300); 200-meter dash (25.49); and 400-meter dash (57.14). As for the Foxes, the most surprising race of the meet was the girls 4x100-meter relay. New additions to the Foxes 4x100-relay, Heidi Colwell, and Trenay Clark ran strong third and fourth legs to overcome Fauquier for a second place finish (50.90). Clark also finished fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.93. Kristen Hornbaker finished with a

state qualifying 3,200-meter fourth place run (11:39.61). Seniors Brittany Williams and Miranda Green set the standard with top finishes in their individual events. Williams placed third in the 400-meters with a time of 1:00.91, while Green posted a third place finish in the 800-meter run (2:20.41), and a second place finish in the 1,600-meter run (5:07.62). Other notable Foxes girls’ finishes included: 100-meter hurdles: Heidi Colwell, 6th, 16.39; Elizabeth Hill, 8th, 16.75; 200-meter dash: Shamay Abdullah, 7th, 26.98; 100-meter hurdles:

Heidi Colwell, 6th, 16.39; 4x100meter relay, 2nd, 50.50; 4x400-meter relay, 3rd, 4:11.76; 4x800-meter relay, 4th, 10:01.25; high jump: Elizabeth Hill, 8th, 10’; pole vault: Elizabeth Hill, 4th, 9’; triple jump: DeAsia Callanan, 6th, 33’6’. The Foxes boys placed in four out of 17 events. Jonathan Graham placed 3rd in the pole vault with a vault of 12’6”. The boys’ 4x400-meter relay team finished fourth with a time of 3:29.95. Ezugo Agulou, placed sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51:10. The boys’ 4x100-meter team finished 4th with a time of 3:29/95.

All parents, family members, friends and fans are welcome to come and support their favorites, who brought the town’s first VHSL state championship back from the Siegel Center (Richmond, VA) in a Hoosier’s style parade. Recapture the great memories and hear the play-by-play “glory days” with the hometown heroes. For more information, contact Coach Swope at 804-761-5325, or

KG summer volleyball news Advanced volleyball camp From June 23-25, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., University of Mary Washington volleyball head coach, Matt Troy, and the Foxes volleyball coaching staff will host an advanced volleyball camp for rising 12th graders. The camp will take place at the King George High School gymnasium. The cost of the camp will be $150. Middle school volleyball From July 7 – July 10, rising 5th to 8th grade level volleyball

players who aspire to play on the high school level are invited to a volleyball camp hosted by the King George High School volleyball coaching staff. The camp will focus on volleyball fundaments, and strengthening court skills. The camp will take place in the evening from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information regarding Fox summer volleyball camps, please contact, junior varsity volleyball head coach, Drew Wine at —Staff Reports

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Foxes end season in conference 22 baseball semis Leonard Banks Sports editor

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Fox first-baseman, and King George graduate, Monica Brandts is UVA-Wise bound. The All-Conference standout will be playing for the Cavaliers this fall. Go Monica!

Foxes and Falcons go to war in semi-finals Leonard Banks Sports editor Last week, the top seeded homestanding Foxes softball team (146) suffered a tough 8-0 loss to the Liberty Eagles (9-12) in the Conference 22 4A North Eagles semi-finals. During the regular season, King George defeated the Eagles twice (5-2, 6-2). Foxes However, on the night in question, the Eagles registered eight hits, resulting in seven runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a commanding 8-0 lead. “There was no premonition that they would do anything other than what they did the two other times they beat Liberty, but when you can’t string hits together, and make errors, you can’t win,” Foxes varsity softball head coach, Renee Parker said. Liberty’s pitcher, Jarron Garnette limited the Foxes to zero runs, nine hits, and one walk, while Ashleigh Nalls surrendered seven earned runs, 10-hits, nine strikeouts, and three walks. The Eagles took the lead in the top of the first inning, as Leslie Boujour scored on a pass-ball. In an effort to retaliate, the Foxes attempted to strike back with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning, with no outs. As fate would have it, Boujour

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would be responsible for all three Fox outs. After catching a fly ball, she doubled the third base runner on a liner that instantly resulted in a double play. Later, in the top of the fourth, the Eagles offense exploded with seven runs. Taylor Mailem got the Eagles offense started with an RBI double. Two batters later, with one out, Courtney Lieze’s sacrifice grounder extended Liberty’s lead to 3-0. Boujour’s RBI single into left field pushed the Liberty lead to 4-0. Diane McDaniel and Emily Fitzwater combined for four RBIs on two hits, giving the Eagles an 8-0 lead. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the game was called due to repeated lightning sightings. Looking into the future, Parker believes the Foxes will be stronger than ever next season with a cast of seasoned veterans. “I fully expect that they will be back next year with more skill, more patience at the plate, and a very strong desire to move farther along than they did this year,” Parker said. As for Liberty’s post-season fate, they eventually lost to Fauquier (16-6), 3-1 on Saturday, in the Conference 22 finals. With the win, the Falcons earned a quarterfinal Region home berth against Loudoun County (9-12).

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After trailing 7-1 in the top of the sixth inning against Chancellor (1011), the Foxes (14-6) fought back and nearly pushed the game into overtime, but lost 7-6. Nick Winston led the Chargers with a 2-3 appearance at the plate, including two RBIs. One of Winston’s RBIs would later prove to be the winning run in the Conference 22 4A semi-finals. Fox first baseman, Corey Henderson, knocked in two runs on a single, while third baseman, Jay Buckner contributed two RBIs. Although the Foxes will lose 11 players to graduation, they will inherit three returners, and a host of potential players from the first ever Conference 22 4A Championship team.

The following Foxes players were recently named to the first 4A North Conference 22 list of softball area standouts: outfield first team, Ashley Cooper; infield first team, Monica Brandts; pitcher, first team, Ashleigh Nalls; player-at-large first team, Alexis Sheehan; infield second team, Alexis Sheehan; playerat-large second team, Shelby King; honorable mention, Jaclyn Truxon. Leonard Banks

After defeating Spotsylvania, 5-4 for the Conference 22 4A North Championship, the Foxes celebrated on the pitching mound. Throughout the season, the Foxes junior varsity softball team, under the coaching auspices of Katie Newton played like champions.

King George Elite football news updates Keith Rose The first round of the playoffs is complete and the King George Youth Elite Foxes will have six of seven teams playing for a Championship this weekend. The KGYE 10U Foxes opened the day with a convincing 20-6 victory over the Fredericksburg Bears.  After exchanging early touchdowns the Foxes took control of the game and never looked back.  They finished the season 5-2 and will get a chance to avenge their only two losses against the undefeated Fredericksburg Yellow Jackets in the Championship game. The KGYE 8U Foxes scored early and often against the Stafford Stealth for a dominating 32-7 victory.  The

Foxes defense got things started with a pick six to start the game. And the Foxes runners had several long touchdown runs to keep momentum on their side.  The 8U Foxes will face off against the undefeated Fredericksburg Yellow Jackets for the 8U Championship. The KGYE 11-12 Foxes took on the Spotsylvania Lions, comprised of competitive players from the Spotsylvania Cougars, and after being tied 0-0 at halftime narrowly lost 126.  The Foxes finished the season 4-3

Annual Drifter basketball camp On June 23-27, for grades 2-9, the Annual Drifters Basketball Camp will take place at the Drifterdome. Under the coaching auspices of conference coach of the year, Keith Dickerson, and

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with all three loses coming against competitive outdoor teams playing inside while the Foxes had a mix of linemen and players moving up in age. The KGYE 1314 team continued their undefeated season with a dominating 45-7 victory.  After giving up a touchdown early to make the game 7-7 they went on to score 38

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Further north, on Wednesday, Eastern View disposed of Fauquier, 7-0—and two days later, cruised past Chancellor, 4-1 to win the tournament championship. As for the Conference 22 4A first team honorees, the Foxes featured the following standouts: Lane Ward (pitcher), Drew Berry (designated hitter), Jordi Estes (outfield), and Cody Bell (outfield). Foxes who made the distinguished second team honors included Michael Hundley (shortstop) and Trevor Lyburn (shortstop). University of North Carolina commit, Jason Morgan, Chancellor, captured Player of the Year honors, while Cyclone head coach Daniel Nobbs was selected as Conference Coach of the Year. The Cyclones featured five players in this year’s conference honor selections.

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Public Hearing Notice The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Board of Supervisors of King George County, in accordance with Section 33.1-70.01 of the Code of Virginia, will conduct a joint public hearing in the Revercomb Administration Building Board room, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia at 6:45 p.m. on the 20th of May, 2014. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive public comment on the proposed Secondary Six-Year Plan for the secondary highway system for Fiscal Years 2015 through 2020 in King George County, and on the Secondary Highway System Construction Budget for Fiscal Year 2015. Copies of the proposed Plan and Budget may be reviewed at the Northern Neck Residency Office of the Virginia Department of Transportation, located at 734 Barnfield Road, Warsaw, Virginia, or at the King George County Administrator’s office located at 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200, King George, Virginia. All secondary highway projects in the Secondary Six-Year Plan that are eligible for federal funds will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which documents how Virginia will obligate federal transportation funds. Persons requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this hearing should contact the Virginia Department of Transportation at (804) 333-3696. Persons wishing to speak at this public hearing should attend this meeting or send written comments. Written comments may be submitted to the County Administrator's office, or mailed to 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200, King George, VA 22485. All written comments must be received no later than 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2014. 4/23/14, 5/14/14

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KGYAA Spring Fever Bowl update Staff Reports The King George Youth Athletic Association’s exciting Spring 2014 flag football campaign is scheduled to conclude this coming weekend with the annual Spring Fever Bowl championships. The Spring Fever Bowl will consist of the title games for each flag football division (D1 (6-8), D2 (9-11), D3 (12-14), D4 (15-17)), which will be played on Sunday (June 8) at the King George High School football stadium beginning at 1:00pm. The match-ups for these title games were established during the playoffs this past Saturday at Sealston Elementary School. The #2 Phantoms (Coach FryeBey) will challenge the #1 Tigers (Coach Webster) in D1, the #3 Venom (Coach Parr) will face the #2 Rebels (Coach McLaughlin) in D2, the #6 Blitz (Coach Cameron) will seek to upset the #1 Cobras (Coach Williams) in D3, and the #2 Thunder (Coach Rodriguez) will take-on the #1 Bucks (Coach Williams) in D4. Joining the competitive flag football divisions Sunday will be the brand new Pee Wee instructional flag football division (ages 4-5). The teams that comprise this division (Bullfrogs,

Sports Editor Learn to play the “UMW Way”! Now that the school year is over kids both big and small are eager to stay fit and active. The University of Mary Washington currently has 14 summer athletic camp programs available. From basketball to mindbuilding academic programs, UMW has something to offer every kid. Nike Girls’ Lacrosse Camp From July 6 to July 9, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., on the grounds of the UMW Campus Recreation Turf Complex, female lacrosse enthusiasts, ages 10-18 will have an opportunity to enhance their skill levels and improve their play. HS Girls Lacrosse Clinic The UMW women’s lacrosse team will host a lacrosse clinic on June 19 (session 1), and July 16 (session 2). The clinic will help athletes, grades 9-12 to sharpen their skills, while demonstrating tactical abilities. Nike Boys’ Lacrosse Camp The Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp, scheduled to start on July 9 through July 12, will give boys ages 10-18 an opportunity to participate in intensive training that is essential to improving their skill levels. The time of the camp is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Nineteen Foxes headed to VHSL Track & Field State Championship Leonard Banks Sports Editor

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Ryan Dahl of the D1 Tigers rushing for a touchdown during its semi-final game against the Rockets. Fireflies, Ospreys) will play between the D2 and D3 championships. For all of the teams that will be competing this weekend, championship and runner-up team trophies, and individual player medals, will be awarded during an official presentation following each contest. Throughout the Spring Fever Bowl, the KGYAA will be serving concessions, selling team fan gear (at discounted prices), and accepting early

Fall 2014 football and cheerleading registrations (also at discounted prices). To offset the standard stadium rental fees, there will be an admission fee of $3 for all persons 12 years or older (excluding participating coaches and players). The Spring Fever Bowl schedule can be found via the “Game Schedule” menu option on the association’s website;

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Anderson Center, home of the Eagles Volleyball team. The camp will offer sessions for general and advanced skill levels. Girls Basketball Camp From July 16-20, Eagles women’s head basketball coach, Deena Applebury will hold one week of camp in the Anderson Center gymnasium for girls ages 8-17. Nike Field Hockey Camp For two sessions, July 13-16, and July 17-19, girls, ages 10-18, will have an opportunity to develop their stickwork techniques, and enhance their game through strategy. The hours for the camp are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Baseball Youth Camp For two sessions, June 23-26, and July 21-24, Eagles baseball head coach, Wayne Riser, his staff and team will hold a summer instructional baseball camp for players in grades K-8. Instruction on hitting, fielding, pitching, defense, and injury prevention will be among the numerous instructions offered. Baseball-Riser Hitting Camp

From June 30-July 16, Eagle head coach, Riser will offer one session of summer hitting camps. The camp is open to players grades 6-12. The camp will take place on three Monday evenings and three

HS Boys’ Lacrosse Camp On June 8, the UMW Boys’ Lacrosse High School Prep Camp will be open to high school boys, grades 9-12. Boys will benefit from college training, and exposure to the UMW coaching staff.

Wednesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Battleground Tennis Academy

For eight sessions (several dates), campers ages 5-7, 8-15, and high school students, will have an opportunity to enhance their tennis skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Eagles High School Soccer Prep Camp On August 9, boys, 9-12 grades will have an opportunity to experience soccer in a college training environment. Academic Training Camps From July 7 – July 11, the Kidoyo Summer Computer Camp program will give kids, 9-13 will have an opportunity to engage in discoverybased programs, ranging from game programming to science and engineering. Advanced middle - HS For two sessions, June 22-July 3, and July 6-July 18, the Summer Enrichment Program will give advanced middle school and high school kids an opportunity to focus on college related studies involving popular music analysis, film studies, digital storytelling, music production, and SAT preparation.

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Dedication and commitment to the sport of track & field have led to a dynasty of indoor and outdoor championships for King George High School. On June 6 and 7, 19 Foxes will compete in Harrisonburg, for a coveted team, and individual VHSL Group 4A State Outdoor Championship. The field will include 94 schools from throughout the state. Three Foxes seniors have made the difficult decision to forgo graduation, and compete in the championship. Within a matter of seconds or minutes, the greatest athletic performance of their lives awaits the cast of runners, jumpers and pole vaulters. Most importantly, after it’s all said and done, there will be hollow place in the school’s legacy of achievement. After many years of dedication, longtime Foxes track & field head coach, Rudy Pekarek will hang up his whistle and cap for retirement. Pekarek’s reign changed the face of area girls’ track & field competition with a dynasty at King George High School. The following Foxes girls and boys have qualified to represent their school and county at the championship: girls 4x100-meter relay team: Trenay Clark, Carley Johnson, Heidi Colwell, Shamaya Abdullah, DeAsia Callanan; girls 4x400-meter relay team: Miranda Green, Kristen Hornbaker, Brittany

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The Foxes 4x800-meter relay team has the potential of winning their event at the upcoming state championship in Harrisonburg. Williams, Heidi Colwell, Brooke West, Shamaya Abdullah, DeAsia Callanan; 4x800-meter relay team: Miranda Green, Kristen Hornbaker, Brittany Williams, Ashley Perkins, Brooke West; girls 100-meter dash: Trenay Clark, 12.93; girls 100-meter hurdles: Heidi Colwell, 16.32; girls 400-meter dash: Brittany Williams, 1:00.57; 1,600-meter run: Miranda Green; 3,200-meter run, Kristen

Hornbaker, 11:39.61; girls pole vault, Heidi Colwell, 9’6”; girls triple jump: DeAsia Callanan, 33’6.5”; boys 4x100meter relay: Matt Brown, Davion Hutt, Nyle Buchanan, Jordan Aley, Jacolby White; boys 4x400-meter relay: Brian Greeley, Ezugo Agulou, Jacob Hankla, Nyle Buchanan; boys 100-meter dash: Davion Hutt; boys 400-meter dash: Ezugo Agulou; boys pole vault: Jonathan Graham.

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Letters from page 2 understanding. As Chairman of the important Sea Power Sub Committee of Armed Services he has repeatedly visited our troops in Afghanistan and other trouble spots around the world and gained important insights into critical issues pertaining to our national defense, in the end the most important responsibility of our national defense, in the end the most important responsibility of our national government. He has been a strong advocate for protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, on which the quality of life in Tidewater Virginia so depends. While there are many and important domestic issues for our Congress to consider, Congressman Wittman is keenly aware that we can spend our way into national bakruptcy without the exercise of strong fiscal discipline. Not all things desirable are af-

fordable. Throughout his time in Congress, Congressman Wittman has been a forceful advocate of a Balanced Budget Amendment to our Constitution which would require the federal government to enact a balanced budget each year just as the Commonwealth of Virginia must and does. Such a requirement would put a stop to the mounting budget deficits which currently jeopardize the future of the youth of our country. It is important that you vote in the Primary on June 10th. Congressman Wittman’s challenger is a young man without qualification or experience. Nonetheless, he is supported by a vocal minority who will be there to elect their candidate. Serious citizens must insure congressman Wittman is chosen as our Republican candidate on June 10th and re-elected to Congress in November. RADM Robert R Fountain, USN (Ret.) Montross

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Dropout turns doctoral candidate, will speak at RCC On Friday, June 6, at 2:30 p.m., Rappahannock Community College’s Kilmarnock Center will present a much-sought-after motivational speaker. After dropping out of high school and experiencing many other setbacks, Craig J. Boykin bounced back to earn his GED, and then bachelor’s and master’s degrees; currently he is working for a doctorate. He is coming to the Northern Neck in the hope of reaching and redirecting other students who are at risk of dropping out. Anyone who has had—or is having—problems similar to those Boykin faced can benefit from listening to his inspiring story. Boykin thinks that the numerous challenges he had to deal with while growing up triggered his enthusiasm for helping people who have not yet been able to put their past behind them. His mother grew up in a broken home where she was physically and emotionally abused. Herself a

high school dropout, she had her first baby when she was only 16 years old. As a single mother with three children and no job, she was forced to use welfare payments and food stamps to make ends meet, and soon began to drink and use drugs. Behavior problems in school branded Boykin, her oldest child, as learning-disabled; he was placed in special education classes, and had to repeat the third and fifth grades. At age 16, in the tenth grade, Boykin was reading at only fifth-grade level, and lacked the writing skills to compose so much as a five-sentence paragraph. Continuing the family pattern of dropping out of school— like his mother, father, brother, and sister—was almost inevitable. Perhaps the lowest point in Boykin’s life came during this period, when he was shot by a gang member. But from his cell in an Alabama jail he experienced an epiphany that prompted a

change in the direction of his life: he saw a commercial for the Job Corps program and made the decision to enroll. After one year in the Job Corps, he earned a GED certificate (on his second try), as well as certification in retail sales. He then enlisted in the United States Army, which became a proving ground for him to develop the qualities of discipline and integrity. When well-wishers encouraged Boykin to take college classes, he chose to enroll at Auburn University in his home town of Montgomery, and triumphed over his previous educational difficulties by graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. From Auburn he went on to Faulkner University (also in Montgomery), where he earned master’s degrees in theology and in criminal justice. The next step in his educational journey will be a doctorate in adult education. “From GED to Ph.D. . . . anything

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KING GEORGE COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Landfill Inspector Salary Range: $29,512 to $48,105 King George County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Landfill Inspector. Starting salary DOQ. Applications may be obtained from the King George County Administrator’s Office, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 200, (540-775-9181) or online at www.king-george. For specific information related to job duties and requirements, please visit the County’s web site listed above or call King George County at (540) 775-9181. Applications will be accepted until close of business June 11, 2014. King George County is an EOE.

TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that on the June 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Town Center, 22 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA, the Colonial Beach Town Council will conduct a public hearing as required by Virginia Code section 15.2-2507 to receive public input regarding the amendment of the current budget so as to make additional appropriations to the General Fund and the Utilities Funds. The proposed budget amendment which exceeds one percent of the total expenditure in the currently adopted budget of $18,002,382 is to recognize additional revenue and to fully fund certain expenditures for the current fiscal year. If approved, the General Fund increase will be $99,942 for a total General Fund budget of $6,763,799 and the Utilities Funds will be increased by $153,610 for a total of $6,615,226. Additional information as well as copies of the documents related to this proposed budget amendment may be obtained by contacting Town Hall at 804-224-7181, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Written comments may be submitted to Kathleen Flanagan, Town Clerk, 18 N Irving Avenue Colonial Beach, VA 22443. All interested persons may attend and express their views.

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TRUSTEE’S SALE OF 9090 Carriage Lane King George, VA 22485

In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $368,910.00, dated April 14, 2005, recorded among the land records of the Circuit Court for the County of King George on April 18, 2005, as Instrument Number 050002166, in Deed Book 0529, at Page 067, the undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction, at the main entrance of the courthouse for the Circuit Court of King George County, 9483 Kings Highway, King George, VA on June 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address and briefly described as: ALL THOSE CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND WITH ALL BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE RAPPAHANNOCK MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, COUNTY OF KING GEORGE, VIRGINIA, DESCRIBED AS LOT 2, BROOKHAVEN SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN BY A CERTAIN PLAT OF SURVEY MADE BY WILLIAM F. WARE, JR., LAND SURVEYOR, DATED DECEMBER 21, 2001 AND REVISED AUGUST 30, 2002 AND OCTOBER 28, 2002, WHICH PLATS ARE RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF KING GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, IN PLAT BOOK 414, AT PAGE 693. . Tax ID: 24E 12. TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of $12,000.00 or 10% of the sale price, whichever is lower, will be required in cash, certified or cashier’s check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Trustee may forfeit deposit. Additional terms to be announced at sale. This is a communication from a debt collector. This notice is an attempt to collect on a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Loan Type: Conv/Conv (Trustee # 546133) Substitute Trustee: ALG Trustee, LLC, C/O Atlantic Law Group, LLC PO Box 2548, Leesburg, VA 20177, (703) 777-7101, website: FEI # 1074.00509 06/04/2014, 06/11/2014

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE 8248 Eden Drive, King George, VA 22485 By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated December 13, 2008, and recorded at Instrument Number 20100202000005480 in the Clerk’s Office for the Circuit Court for King George County, VA, securing a loan which was originally $352,500.00. The appointed SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, Commonwealth Trustees, LLC will offer for sale at public auction at 9483 Kings Highway King George, VA 22485 on: June 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of All of that certain lot, tract or parcel of land, together with all improvements thereon and all rights and privileges and ways and easements thereto appurtenant, or in anywise appertaining thereunto, lying and being situate in Rappahannock Magisterial District, King George County, Virginia, known and described as Lot No. 10 in Section A of Eden Estates, as shown by plat of survey made by J. Arthur Cooke, Certified Land Surveyor, which said plat is filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, in Deed Book 85 Page 347. Being the same property conveyed to Herbert W. Little and Dorothy D. Little, his wife, as tenants by the entirety with the right of survivorship as at common law by Deed from Robert N. Washington and Ellen C. Washington, his wife recorded 12/08/1965 in Deed book 92 Page 196, in the Clerk’s Office of Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia. Tax ID #: 16A-1-10, and as more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold “AS IS,” 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 $19,000.00, or 10% of the sale price, whichever is lower, in cash or cashier’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 Trustee’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 Seller’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 6/4/14, 6/11/14

6/4/14 We are pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginia’s Policy for achieving equal housing opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap. All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginia’s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. For more information or to file a housing complaint call the Virginia Fair Housing Office at (804) 367-8530. Toll free call (888) 551-3247. For the hearing impaired call (804) 367-9753.

Clear Signal Towers, LLC is proposing to construct a telecommunications tower at 1132 Kings Highway, Sealston, King George County, VA 22547 (38 15 34.6 N / 77 19 50.3 W). The height of the tower will be 195 feet above ground level (92.7 meters above mean sea level). The tower is anticipated to have no lights. Interested persons may review the application for this project at and entering Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) Form 854 File Number “A0905650” and may raise environmental concerns about the project by filing a Request for Environmental Review with the Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR §1.1307, by notifying the FCC of the specific reasons that the action may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Requests for Environmental Review must be filed within 30 days of the date that notice of the project is published on the FCC’s website and may only raise environmental concerns. The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online at Parties wishing to submit the request by mail may do so by addressing the request to: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: EBI Consulting, Project #61144618-MKD c/o EBI Consulting, 6876 Susquehanna Trail S, York, PA 17403, or at (717)472-3070. 6/4/14


WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on December 13, 2006 by William D. Bigno, Jr. to Samuel I. White, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Circuit Court of the County of King George, Virginia, in Instrument No. 20061219000097870, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was last sold, assigned and transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-21, the current holder of the Note (Note Holder); and WHEREAS, the Note Holder appointed the undersigned, Priority Trustee Services of VA, LLC, as Substitute Trustee recorded at Instrument No. 20140407000018960, and NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Noteholder, and that the undersigned, Priority Trustee Services of VA, LLC, Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on July 1, 2014, commencing at 02:15 p.m. at the 9483 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485 Courthouse, located at King George, Virginia, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in County of King George, Virginia, to wit: The land referred to in this Commitment is described as follows: That certain parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Rappahannock Magisterial District, King George County, Virginia, described as Lot 32, Section Two, Cleydael Subdivision, as shown on a plat of William W. Webb, Jr., L.S., dated June 2, 1999, revised July 19, 1999, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, in Plat Book 17, at pages 227-230. Subject to the Deed of Dedication and Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions of Cleydael, Section Two, dated August 18, 1999, and recorded in Deed Book 339, page 171, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia. Being a part of the same real estate conveyed to Somerset Development Company, a Maryland corporation, d/b/a Somerset Homes,Inc., by Deed dated February 12, 2003, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, in Deed Book 422, page 380. And further being the same real estate conveyed to William D. Bigno, Jr., by Deed from Somerset Development Company, a Maryland corporation, d/b/a Somerset Homes, Inc., dated June 27, 2003, recorded July 1, 2003, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, in Deed Book 438, page 850. The improvements thereon being known as 7007 Culpepper Court, King George, VA 22485 Tax Map Parcel No.: 16E 332 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 7007 Culpepper Court, King George, VA 22485 CURRENT OWNER: William D. Bigno, Jr. TERMS: Cash. A bidder’s deposit of up to ten percent (10%) of the bid amount may be required in cash or certified funds at the time of the sale. Additional terms and conditions may be announced at the sale. Deposit, without interest, is applied to the purchase price at settlement. Closing shall occur at the office of the Substitute Trustee within fifteen (15) days of the date of the sale, at which time the balance of the purchase price will be due and payable in immediately available funds. Upon purchaser’s default, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property shall be resold at the risk and costs of the defaulting purchaser. In the event the Substitute Trustee cannot convey to the purchaser marketable title, in the Substitute Trustee’s sole discretion, the sale may be rescinded and the purchaser’s sole remedy shall be the refund of the deposit. The property will be sold “AS IS” and will be conveyed, subject to all liens, objections, rights, reservations, leases, covenants, conditions, easements, and restrictions superior to the lien of the deed of trust as they may lawfully affect the property. Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the Note Holder will deliver possession of the property to the successful bidder. The purchaser at the sale will be required to pay all closing costs including but not limited to the preparation of the deed and the grantor’s tax. Real estate ad valorem taxes will be prorated as of the date of closing. For information contact, Priority Trustee Services of VA, LLC, (540)545-4165. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. PUBLICATION DATES – 06/5/2014, 06/12/2014 Priority Trustee Services of VA, LLC 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, Georgia 30329 Phone: 770-234-9181 Fax: 770-234-9192 File No.: 1R160514 TS#: 1R160514 FEI # 2013.01402 06/04/2014, 06/11/2014

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introducing the Xi Upsilon Omega chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Timeless pearls This Aladdin oil lamp was purchased on December 20, 1920, by the grandfather of a local lady. Remarkably, it has survived with all of its original parts, including the 27-page instruction booklet that gives detailed information on caring for the lamp. The back page of Henry Lane the booklet has the warranty Hull made out in the purchaserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name. The Aladdin Mantle Lamp Company is perhaps the most famous maker of American oil lamps. Victor Johnson founded the company in Chicago in 1908, and produced the first lamp in 1909. In 1949, the company moved to Nashville, TN, and in 1999, Aladdin Industries sold the lamp division to the Aladdin Mantle Lamp Company, now located in Clarksville, TN. The firm has produced a wide variety of oil lamps, of which this one with the classic drape motif of the shade is a prime example. I showed the pictures of the lamp to Bill Cunningham, Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest oil lamp authority, and am pleased to report that he was duly impressed, especially by the original paperwork having survived across three generations. The lamp is typical of the Aladdin production of the early years. Parlor

lamps continue to be in demand, and they sell well in both the auction and estate sale venues, as well as in antiques shops. This one is worth $350, with a significant part of the value coming from the booklet. The overall design of Aladdin lamps endures, and this one would sell well, but its most appealing attribute is its survival in the same family over the past 94 years. In 1920, someone had a nice Christmas present; one which has carried on for almost a century. Henry Lane Hull and his wife, Lisa, operate Commonwealth Antiques and Appraisals, Inc. at 5150 Jessie duPont Hwy. in Wicomico Church, VA. Write to P.O. Box 35, Wicomico Church, VA 22579 or e-mail questions to henrylanehull@

Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Tea King George Parks and Recreation and NARFE Premier Federal Credit Union partnered and sponsored the 1st Annual Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Afternoon Tea on Saturday, May 10, at the King George Citizenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center. The semiformal event was held to raise money for the King George Parks and Recreation Before and After School Program. It was originally planned to take place at Rokeby Estate but had to be moved inside due to the weather. The Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Tea was sold out with over 100 mothers and daughters in attendance. Tickets were $25 per pair, which included lunch, dessert, tea, crafts, story time, a printed mother and daughter photograph, plus door prizes! We would like to extend a special thank you to the King George Garden Club for providing beautiful fresh flowers, Cherry Hill Design for the wonderful food, Lori Schlem with Rokeby Estate, Lou Foster from Herb Fancy, Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging for providing volunteers and Girl Scouts Troop 9 for providing the jewelry making kits. If you would like to see pictures from the event, please contact Krista Kyte from NARFE Premier Federal Credit Union. She can be reached at 800-3281500, ext. 1210 or Thank you to everyone who came out for this fun event!



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At 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, in the Washington-Jefferson Ballroom at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House, the following ladies were introduced as the newest members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Upsilon Omega chapter: Robinette Cross, Rochelle Bazemore-Fountain, Wanda Gant, Shauniece Michelle Jackson, Taliah Graves, Vicky Blackmond, Karen Clemons, Tamra Evans, Chantel Ramzey, Carolyn West Olgesby, Kierra Sprill, Lauren Marie Banks and Felicia A. Brown.

Rep. Wittman hails Community Care Clinic Richard Leggitt The King George Community Care Clinic held its grand opening Saturday with a crowd of officials, employees and citizens on hand to celebrate the new health care option for residents of the area. Congressman Rob Wittman was among the speakers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things we face in this country today is the challenge in rural communities to create access to health care,â&#x20AC;? Wittman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there is not access in rural areas, people have to travel great distances. And those distances are an impediment to them seeking care.â&#x20AC;? The Saturday event was officially a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new not-for-profit clinic, which opened its doors four months ago on February 3, and has been well received in the community. The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of debate in this country about what health care

should be about, about how we should create access,â&#x20AC;? Wittman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But at the end of the day, health care is about communities. Communities understand how to help folks.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community health care is about making sure we understand how to bring practitioners together, and how we bring extenders together to provide a safety net, a fabric of care that is critical,â&#x20AC;? Wittman said. Wittman praised King George resident Arlene Jacovelli for her work in establishing the new not for profit community care clinic, as well as Journal Publisher Jessica Herrink. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arlene has done a spectacular job with this project, as has Jessica,â&#x20AC;? Wittman said. Herrink, Jacovelli and other private donors provided over $25,000 in medical care vouchers to citizens this past month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The blessing and dedication ceremony marks another major milestone to each of us who have worked to make the Community Care Clinic a reality,â&#x20AC;? Jacovelli said. Bishop E.W. Jackson cut the ribbon

at the ceremony. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we are witnessing here is doing something about an issue that is real, that is substantive,â&#x20AC;? Jackson told those gathered for the ceremony. Â â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not just talking about it, but doing something about it.â&#x20AC;? In addition to Congressman Wittman and Jackson, other speakers included King George Commonwealthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Keri Gusmann, Pastor Sherman Davis and Dr. Brian Josephs. Dr. Josephs is an Ob/Gyn with a thriving Fredericksburg-based practice who is partnering with Herrink and Jacovelli to bring specialized womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthcare services to King George and the surrounding area. Drs. Roberto Canizares and Roosevelt Dean, the Care clinic physicians were at the ribbon cutting as was Dr. Michael Costa, who recently joined the practice. In addition to its other vital medical services, the Community Care Clinic offers a blood draw laboratory, operated by AtheroTech, for patients of the clinic and to the walk-in public.

The lab can draw blood for testing at Mary Washington, Quest, LabCorp, or any other lab. Other new services featured are a United Allergy clinic for allergy testing and non-invasive immunotherapy treatment, as well as a sleep study program. According to Jacovelli the clinic is currently in negotiations to add an orthopedic doctor, cardiologist and other specialists. The Community Care Clinic now takes most insurances, including Medicaid, Medicare and most recently added TriCare Prime, United and Optima. The Community Care Clinic is raising funds to purchase a stateof-the-art x-ray machine. It will be the only x-ray in King George. Donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at the clinic or at The Journal offices. The Community Care Clinic is a 24/7 TLC not-forprofit 501(c)3 organization. The clinic is located just off Route 3 at 11131 Journal Parkway in King George. The phone number is 540625-2527.

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