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Court of Appeals overturns Crouch convictions

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The Virginia Court of Appeals has overturned a King George Circuit Court jury’s five felony convictions of Robert Crouch for obtaining money by false pretenses and dismissed the charges against him. “Words cannot describe my profound disappointment in this decision,” said King George Commonwealth’s Attorney Keri Gusmann. Crouch, 48, was convicted in March of last year of defrauding customers of the former Meadow Brooke Memorial Gardens Cemetery in King George. In addition to the five counts overturned by the Court of Appeals, he was also convicted on nine counts of failure to deposit in the proper trust account. After the convictions, Circuit Court Judge Martin Bass sentenced Crouch to five years in prison, ordered him to pay $35,000 in fines and make restitution of almost $85,000 to his victims. The Court of Appeals order does not affect the nine convictions for failing to deposit in a perpetual trust account, but reduces the fines to $22,500. The remaining $12,500 in fines, the 60-month prison sentence and the order to pay restitution have been vacated by the Court of Appeals. And, Crouch, who has been held in the Nottoway Correctional Facility, will be released from prison, although he still faces possible charges in Spotsylvania County in connection with similar felony charges there in 2010. In obtaining the Crouch convictions, Commonwealth’s Attorney Gusmann told the jury that Crouch “stole from people who were at their most vulnerable point”,

Water and sewer rates and connection fees will stay level for the upcoming year for customers of the King George Service Authority. This is the first time in eight years that Service Authority customers will not have a rate increase. Though no increase had been proposed, a public hearing was nonetheless held last week on June 3 after the current rates had been advertised two months ago. There were no takers wishing to speak.

See Crouch, page 5

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With the Rappahannock Swim League underway, Hopyard Hammerhead swimmers are anxious for their first meet of the season. On Wednesday, June 18, they will travel to compete against Ferry Farm.

The King George Board of Supervisors will hold a fracking information session for the community this week on June 12, 7-9 p.m., at King George High School. The information session will be a town hall-style meeting beginning with presentations and ending with questions submitted from the audience. At last week’s meeting on June 3, Supervisors gave the nod to a proposed agenda for the info meeting, which will be presided over by the Board of Supervisors with Chairman Joe Grzeika wielding the gavel. Grzeika is expected to begin with introductions, and provide meeting guidelines, along with an explanation of the county’s current ordinances regarding gas and oil mining, with assistance from county attorney Eric Gregory. Gregory had provided such a report to the board in January, so the board knows where the holes in the ordinances are and how the county Comprehensive Plan can be amended. Supervisors could begin that process by asking for a detailed review by the county department of Community Development with active participation by the Planning

See rates, page 5

County files legal response to Project Faith’s counterclaim for $300K Phyllis Cook King George County recently filed its legal response to an amended counterclaim by Project Faith, Inc. Another court hearing, the case’s third, is expected to be set for later this summer for lawyers on both sides to argue their cases. THE CASE The initial lawsuit was filed last October by the County to get back a 5.53-acre parcel on Route 3 (Kings Hwy), adjacent to the County’s Sheriff ’s office. The land had been donated to the non-profit residential development company in mid2012 in return for Project Faith’s agreement to construct and operate a facility under strict terms requiring leasing space only to government agencies for social programs and to other non-profits. Conditions included a prohibition against

leasing to any for-profit and/or commercial uses, with Project Faith solely responsible for the continued maintenance and operation of the facility for its stated and intended purposes. But the project never got off the ground. Project Faith continues to blame the County for not approving a building permit in time for it to meet the Aug. 1, 2013, deadline for commencement of construction. But, Project Faith also blamed the County for its inability to obtain financing, alleging it did not provide lease commitments. Those were claims also made during two preliminary hearings, with the County prevailing in both last December and this past April. COUNTY DELAY? OR, LACK OF CONSTRUCTION FUNDING? So which is it? The county delayed providing a building permit? Or, the developer didn’t have the money for construction?

County fracking info session this week Phyllis Cook

FIVE-YEAR PLAN WORKED The financial plan followed by the Service Authority board for the last five years appears to have been successful. The five-year plan was devised by

Davenport & Company LLC in April 2009 and implemented beginning in fiscal year 2009-10. The five-year plan had been requested by the Service Authority. The main goal was to stabilize rates with an ultimate goal of self-sufficiency. At the time, the county and the nation were in the throes of the beginning of the Great Recession of 2008. The plan included calculated annual rate and connection fee increases, restructuring of the debt service fees, and refinancing of capital debt. It also relied on operating fund increases to be limited to only critical areas, with overall expenditures to be reduced as well as the number of new connections on which the annual budgets were predicated. The reductions in connections reflected the slowdown in the housing market and the new economic conditions. Chris Thomas, Service Authority

Commission. The county board is going about the process in a thorough manner, with this week’s public forum a part of its fact-finding. FRACKING OVERVIEW Former state delegate Albert Pollard has agreed to kick off the presentations by providing an overview on fracking, as he has done at various other such local meetings within the region. The public can expect to hear from two state agencies, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME). A presentation is also to be provided by the Southern Environmental Law Center, along with one from Shore Exploration & Production Corporation. Shore Exploration is the Texasbased company holding mineral rights leases on at least 10,443 acres in King George, according to a search of county records this past summer by the organization, Friends of the Rappahannock. To get caught up on some previous presentations in the area, the county has posted several documents on its website. To get directly to the page listing these documents, go to:

announcements/announcements/ taylorsville-basin---bos-meetingpowerpoint-slides-feb-4-2014.php. QUESTIONS Following the presentations, a 10-minute break is built into the meeting, to allow for audience members to submit questions. Having written questions submitted, as during candidate forums, can cut down on question duplication, as well as a tendency for speeches by questioners or attempts at debating panelists. Prior to audience-submitted questions, local government officials will be allowed to make comments during a 10-minute time frame. After that, the questions provided by audience members will be posed. Grzeika noted at last week’s meeting, that if time does not permit the chance for all questions, that they would be shared with panelists requested to provide answers. Those answers are expected to also be made available to the public. The meeting on Thursday, June 12, 7-9 p.m., will take place at King George High School, located on the north side Route 3 (Kings Hwy), and east of the Route 206 (Dahlgren Road) intersection. KGHS is the large school with the stadium adjacent to it, east of King George Middle School.

Project Faith says both. It again alleges that the County was slow to sign off on a request for changes to the road entrances needed for a building permit. It alleges that VDOT was also to blame in part by sending its review comments to an incorrect email address for Project Faith. But if that were factual, it would imply that the developer had obtained the financing to pay for construction. If it had financing, it seems likely that Project Faith have not have waited until three weeks before footings had to be poured on the four buildings it had on its approved site plan. It provided initial submissions toward building permits to the County’s office of Community Development on July 9, 2013. King George Community Development staff routinely informs applicants for commercial projects they should expect the process to take 45 days, at a minimum, to obtain building permits. As an experienced housing project

developer, Project Faith should already have been aware of that timetable. In addition, it would have been expected that it would have taken at least 30 days to procure a construction contractor, which was likewise not being sought while only three weeks away from the contractual deadline for commencement of construction. But the counterclaim also contends that it did not have financing “due to circumstances beyond its control,” blaming the County for willful acts and for omissions. LATEST CLAIM The amended counterclaim filed by Project Faith in the end of April asks for rescission by direction of the Court, since its previous claim and arguments were overruled. But it also asks that the County be required to pay it $300,000 and an unnamed amount See Faith, page 5

School Board adopts 2-percent pay raises Phyllis Cook The King George School Board approved a total budget of $43,092,287 43,092,287 for for 2014-15, 2014-15, which included an operating fund totaling $37,255,761. The action took place this week on June 9. The 2014-15 budget includes 2-percent raises across the board for all employees estimated at $535,401. Supervisors had provided enough funding estimated at $106,379 to the School Board that would have provided 1-percent raises at midyear, as the county is providing its own employees. To enable the full-year 2-percent raises, the School Board instead agreed to cuts last month estimated at $429,022. Those cuts were in addition to $664,703 cut to reduce the proposed expenditures by the difference between the budget amount requested and the budget amount approved by the Board of Supervisors. Nonetheless, the county-approved operating budget for the School Board of $37,255,761 provides a 5-percent increase over the current year’s approved budget. CUTS MADE FOR RAISES The cuts made by the School Board on the recommendations of Superintendent Rob Benson to

the proposed budget last month included cutting money for textbooks by $87,715, reducing copy paper expenditures by $30,000, cutting furniture and instructional equipment by $28,300, bus driver supplies by $3,000, vehicle maintenance supplies by $3,000, and custodial supplies by $22,000. CATEGORICAL BUDGET This week’s budget approval also extended to providing a breakdown for the categories as defined under state law. The approved categories are expected to go to the Board of Supervisors for appropriation at its next meeting. The categorical breakdown is listed below for the 2014-15 budget year, which begins on July 1: • Instruction – $26,871,104 • Technology - $1,673,701 • Administration, Attendance & Health - $1,039,136 • Transportation – $2,566,499 • Operations & Maintenance $3,724,004 • Facilities - $68,948 • Total of Operating Fund 250 $35,943,392 • Fed grants – Fund 252 $1,282,369 The above amounts include all lines in the operating budget, adding up to $37,225,761. The following two accounts make

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up the rest of the School Board total budget: • Cafeteria Fund 255 - $1,478,673 • Debt Service - $4,387,853 • Total of all funds - $43,092,287 DISHWASHERS PURCHASED In other action at the June 9 meeting, the School Board approved two large purchases that exceeded Benson’s $30,000 spending authority. Two dishwashers were approved for purchase from excess funds in the 2013-14 budget due to a higher average daily membership (ADM) for student enrollment than had been budgeted for the school and fiscal year, ending this month on June 30. A dishwasher for Potomac Elementary School was approved for purchase at a cost of $46,941.63. A replacement dishwasher for King George Middle School was approved for purchase at a cost of $37,086.04. The price differential between the dishwashers for the two schools is because the one for the middle school only needs replacement of the actual dishwasher unit. It’s higher for Potomac’s because See Budget, page 5


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014



Wittman gets a challenger Like most Congressional districts in Virginia, the First District, where we live, isn’t drawn to be competitive; at least not usually. Thanks to some creative Gerrymandering, districts in the Commonwealth are drawn to all but guaranDavid S. Kerr tee the desired outcome. Only the eleventh district, which is north of us, can be considered competitive. As for the rest, they are designed to fall into one column or the other. In our case, the First District, which stretches from Prince William and Fauquier, through Stafford and the Northern Neck all the way to Hampton, is reliably Republican. However, there is one thing that I do like about politics, and that’s as predictable as some people want to make it, there

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I’m not an attorney. Never taken any classes in law. So, when a recent story crossed my desk this week I had some serious questions about what the story reported. I went online to find answers. No, I did not go to Wikipedia. I went to the website: to find my answers, I mean they should be unbiased right? Right. Information listed below was taken verbatim from the Appeals Process page. • The losing party in a decision by a trial court in the federal system normally is entitled to appeal the decision to a federal court of appeals. • In a criminal case, the defendant may appeal a guilty verdict, but the government may not appeal if a defendant is found not guilty. Either side in a criminal case may appeal with respect to the sentence that is imposed after a guilty verdict. • A litigant who files an appeal, known as an “appellant,” must show that the trial court or administrative agency made a legal error that affected the decision in the case. The court of appeals makes its decision based on the record of the case established by the trial court or agency. It does not receive additional evidence or hear witnesses. The court of appeals also may review the factual findings of the trial court or agency, but typically may only overturn a decision on factual grounds if the findings were “clearly erroneous.” • Appeals are decided by panels of three judges working together. The appellant presents legal arguments to the panel, in writing, in a document called a “brief.” In the brief, the appellant tries to persuade the judges that the trial court made an error, and that its decision should be reversed. On the other hand, the party defending against the appeal, known as the “appellee,” tries in its brief to show why the trial court decision was correct, or why any error made by the trial court was not significant enough to affect the outcome of the case. • Although some cases are decided on the basis of written briefs alone, many cases are selected for an “oral argument” before the court. Oral argument in the court of appeals is a structured discussion between the appellate lawyers and the panel of judges focusing on the legal principles in dispute. Each side is given a short time — usually about 15 minutes — to present arguments to the court. • The court of appeals decision usually will be the final word in the case, unless it sends the case back to the trial court for additional proceedings, or the parties ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case. In some cases the decision may be reviewed en banc, that is, by a larger group of judges (usually all) of the court of appeals for the circuit. So, the rest of the page talks about losing an appeal. I’m not concerned about that, as the appeal was not lost in the story I’m referencing. I watch lots of crime/legal t.v. And yes, it’s “not reality,” but reality hits hard when someone is found guilty by a jury, and then gets it overturned because of wording or clerical error. It’s just not right nor fair. This is not over. I’m so mad I could spit nails. Reach me at

are still, from time to time, surprises. Upsets, even in unlikely places like the decidedly-red First District do happen from time to time. The incumbent, Congressman Rob Wittman, has held the seat since 2007. He has a strong following and is considered the odds-on favorite to win, but that shouldn’t mean he deserves a free pass. Also, there are some peculiarities about the district, particularly issues about military spending and the last year’s government shutdown, that some argue introduce an unstable variable into the political equation. The Democrats have fielded some strong candidates before. Most are not household names, but Bill Day and Adam Cook ran respectable races and moved the numbers for the Democrats up a few notches. Wittman won easily, but there were still some indications that the district’s demographics are changing and also inkling that this normally restive electorate was more receptive to the Democratic message than it had

been in the past. None of this indicates Mr. Wittman is in trouble; he will probably win, but this year, the Democrats may give him a run for his money. Their nominee, Norm Mosher, selected in a convention, is not a career politician; though has held office before. He served on the Irvington Town Council, which I still need to find on the map, but for the most part, defines himself by his service career and his business. That’s refreshing. He is a retired Navy Captain. During the early days of the Vietnam War, when U.S. involvement was just ramping up, he volunteered for duty in Southeast Asia advising South Vietnamese forces. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in combat. He later went on to higher level commands in the Navy, eventually commanding a destroyer squadron in the Pacific. He’s a ship driver. But he likes politics and served as a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee when it was chaired by

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: With the proclamation “Tax increases are easy”, our venerable, former Mayor, current Council Member, The Honorable Mr. Bone launched Colonial Beach and its residents into uncharted territory. [Bone] Proposed to amend Ordinance 648, which will result in just short of a $900,000 reduction in our school’s operational budget; a stunning 37%, year over year reduction in our town’s largest off-season employer’s resources, that will be directly responsible for massive job losses and brings into question if the school can stay in compliance with all of the State and Federal mandates. The economic reverberations are unknowable at this point, but will surely be felt the hardest when our town can least afford it, mid-winter. Justifications given for such a massive reduction by our former mayor, after a very long special town council meeting, where the sentiment clearly was not in favor of any tax increase, was not based on the comments given by our citizens, but on the need to market our surplus properties. While, clearly, we need to address the procedures that are currently in place, which have resulted in our inability to return the “Boardwalk properties” back to the private sector, it is hard to understand how undermining a core economic leg of our town will assist in that effort, or why linking the two will produce any positive outcome for our town. Not surprising, [the proposal was] quickly seconded by Mr. Chiarello, a long-time belligerent of our independent school system; who as recently as two weeks ago, telegraphed his intentions by stating, “We can no longer support our independent school system”, described the school’s performance as “mediocre” and those involved in the school’s management as irresponsible for mishandling resources. Nail-driven home by Ms. Brubaker, our town council’s point of contact with the school system, by first announcing she is running for reelection, then voiced her support of the pending amendment. Only after receiving the damage report from our school board the following day,


which they characterized as a “death spiral”, did she express some reservations by stating she “hopes it will not be so bad”, a sentiment shared not only by those that are employed by our school system, but all of us, and raises the question: Would it have been better to ask before, not after casting a vote? Clearly, Ordinance 648 was not going to pass in its entirety. Jim Chiarello and the very sizable proportion of our citizens of our town carried the day, and it would appear, for better or worse, we are a step closer to their desired goal of consolidation. Only time will tell if the decision to defund our school system will be placed with past council decisions as approving condos without parking, or approving a new subdivision without a road bond agreement; and it goes without saying, basing economic decisions on hope leaves much to be desired. For those of us on the other side of the issue: folks who are not so much pro-tax, but pro-take care of the stuff we got, did get the funds needed to ensure our children have a safe, clean and secure environment in which they can continue their studies. Perhaps Mr. Bone’s efforts towards disposing of surplus properties will not go un-rewarded. Unfortunately, while those that voted “aye” in their zest to drive the steely beast from our midst left many funding priorities on the table; moving the police department, water tower maintenance, the fire department’s roof, and our first responders’ needs were all left unanswered; all of which will have to be taken up again, next year. Charles Green Colonial Beach


one of the Senate’s most pro-defense Democrats, Sam Nunn, of Georgia. He also started and ran a successful boat manufacturing company. That’s an appealing resume in a district with so many retired and active duty personnel; not to mention us sailors. The district includes, or is adjacent to several installations and has a large defense contractor base, as well as being home to many current and retired federal employees. Many of these folks weren’t happy about Wittman’s seeming lack of independence from the GOP leadership during the shutdown in October. This issue still lingers; it wasn’t one of the Congressman’s best moments, and in case folks have forgotten, Mosher plans to remind them. He is also passionate about Veterans Affairs, wants to address the college loan situation and the income gap. He is articulate, energetic, and will, given a chance, make this a contest. We, as voters, deserve that. Reach David Kerr at

Op Ed dale taylor Statics say 77-80% of Americans claim to be Christians, followers of Jesus Christ. If this is true where is the outcry from Christians when Jesus was removed from our schools, government and state property? In society the name of Jesus is just a curse word, Lord God please forgive us for not speaking out against the belittling and mocking of Your Holy Name. In the Bible answers are found as to why Christianity is being removed and America is falling apart. “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from you God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity, your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perversity.” Isaiah 59:1-3 The only answer to our collapse is to humbly come before God, repent of our sins and turn from evil. Then and only then will we have our sins forgiven and our land healed. Dale Taylor is a subscriber from Spotsylvania VA

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KG Parks & Rec is hosting a KG Summer Soccer Camp, June 23-27. Beginner Camp: 8-10:15 a.m. for ages 7-12. Players should come to camp ready to learn the basics of soccer or build on beginner level skill. Each day will focus on 30 minutes of soccer fitness, 1 hour of soccer skills and drills/games and 30 minutes of competitive match time. Advanced Camp: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Players should have soccer experience at the competitive level. Each day will focus on 30 minutes of intense soccer conditioning (plyometric exercise, sprints and endurance training), 1 hour of focused, game critical drills, and 30 minutes of competitive match time. Each player should bring a soccer ball and water each day. Shin guards and soccer cleats or athletic shoes required. Registration deadline is June 16. Fee: $95 per participant. Register online www. or at the Parks & Rec office. Another program: HOOK A KID ON GOLF Tee Level will be offered by KGP&R June 23-27, 9 a.m.noon at Cameron Hills Golf Links. For kids 8-15. Deadline to register, June 12. This is a national program designed to give kids a chance to try out golf. If your child, has never played golf, doesn’t own golf clubs and is between 8-15, they are eligible for the program. The fee includes golf instructions, starter set of golf clubs, golf bag tag, t-shirt, hat, golf balls, rule books and instructions. Size of class is limited to 16 participants per session. Fee is $165 pp. Register at KG Parks and Rec, 8076 Kings Highway, KG. or call (540) 775-4386.

Robert Sidney Walters, Sr.

Robert Sidney Walters, Sr., born September 12, 1930, in Freeport, PA, left this world on June 2, 2014 to pursue his next adventure. He grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, but wore out the soles of his shoes on the Boardwalk in Colonial Beach, VA. He served in the U.S. Navy in the 104th Seabee Battalion, where he continued to learn the family trade of Roadway Construction. He went on to become a pioneer in the asphalt paving industry. He was an aviator, a world traveler, a mentor to many, an entrepreneur with a quest for knowledge and desire to share it with all who would listen, and those who wouldn’t. He was a legend. Beyond all of his professional accolades, his proudest accomplishments were his personal relationships with his family and dearest friends. He was a family man and a fierce provider. He is survived by the love of his life, Dottie Walters; his children, Susan Walters Pearson (Mike), Robin Walters Woodworth (Bruce), Robert Sidney Walters, Jr., (Kelly); grandchildren Niki Edwards, Cody and Logan Woodworth and Sidney Evans Walters, his great grandchildren, Brandon and Carmen; and Brad Reckert and Johnny Mitchell, who were like sons to him. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Hallie Walters, siblings Mary Reiter, John Walters and Katherine Walters, and his beloved canine companion Holly. There will be a private family memorial service. All expressions of sympathy are requested to be made to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad in memory of Robert Sidney Walters, Sr., at 225 Dennison Street, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.

Mary Ann Ridenour

Mary Ann Ridenour, 76, of King George passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 of natural causes. She was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Hickman (Sammy) of King George; a granddaughter, Ashley Gibson; two great-grandsons, Sean Lee Gibson and Joshua Oran Bailey III. Services will be private. Please sign the online guestbook at

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. 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: Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at KGSummerLunchBunch Donate one of the Five (5) Help feed someone in need!

Auxiliary Unit selects VA Girls State candidates

Father’s Day is the beginning of a week of excitement for 6 local KGHS girls attending the 2014 session of VA Girls State. This week will be filled with meeting new friends, studying the make up of cities, forming their own governments and having fun. This will all take place at Longwood College with the American Legion Auxiliary as hosts and guides. The very talented girls attending this year are, Samantha Hayward, Kristen Hornbaker, Maggie Hull, Anna Rinka, Binh Doung, and Savannah Dougherty. The alternates in case one of the delegates can’t attend are, Ashley Perkins, Alexis Schmidt, Shativa Harvey and Amelia Howell. These girls are all exceptional and King George should be proud of them.

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Friends of Smoot Library holding summer Book Fair. Books for all ages are available for purchase. 9-9 at Smoot Library. (540) 7757951 or email for info or to volunteer.

Thursday, June 12

American Legion Post 89, Riders and Auxiliary will meet at the Bldg. 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.

Saturday, June 14

Regular monthly meeting of the Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of VA. 11 a.m. at the Essex County Public Library in Tappahannock VA. Experienced researchers and novices are invited to attend this meeting. or call (804) 758-5163. Father’s Day Car/Light Truck & Hot Rod Show. 10 am – 4 pm. Rain or shine. Town Hill, Colonial Beach VA. $15 early registration or $20 day of show. Venders welcome- free. For more info call Chamber of Commerce: 804-2248145 or visit the website at: www.

Tuesday, June 17

Dahlgren Heritage Museum (DHM) is holding an Annual Members Meeting for current and potential new members on Tues. 5 p.m., at the museum located at 3540 James Madison Hwy in King George, VA. A highlight of the meeting is a conversation with the NSASP Commanding Officer Peter Nette, hosted by Ed Jones, Virginia Jaycees looking for new members Jaycees in a membership organization of individuals ages 18-40 with a mission to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. Contact Jackie Julien at or visit

DHM President. If you are a member or would like to become a member we hope you will join us.

Wednesday, June 18

VDOT to hold “Pardon our Dust” meeting on bridge replacement Route 205 at Mattox Creek. Public Invited: 5-7 p.m.Colonial Beach Town Center, 22 Washington Ave., Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Thursday, June 19

Fancy’s Friends 4-H Dog Club business meeting at the Ext. office. No Dogs! Dog obedience classes will start July 10. 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.

Saturday, June 21

Birdwalk at Stratford Hall Plantation, to be led by Frank Schaff of the NN Audubon Society. Starting at 9 a.m. There is a $5.00 entrance fee to Stratford Hall. Participants should meet at the visitor’s center at 9 a.m. There will be several pairs of loaner binoculars available. Please call Frank Schaff at (804) 4620084 to let him know that you are coming in case the walk is cancelled. For information on the Northern Neck Audubon Society, visit www.

Sat. & Sun. June 28-29

Annual ARRL Field Day. A National event held around the world simultaneously. Come by the “station” set up behind the American Legion Bldg. and see how ham operators fit in to the world of communications today. Hands on activities, plenty to look at, and lots to learn. Members of the KG Amateur Radio Operators Club will be on site for over 24 hours, making radio contacts all over the world. Free! All ages welcome. Maybe you’ll be the next local operator! (540) 840-9698.

“BINGO” Every Wed. Night at the CB Moose Lodge, 4780 James Monroe Hwy, CB. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Food Available. Under New Management (804) 224-0931

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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.

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.

2014 FF Theme: Keep’n It Country Promises Club of ALANO Society offers four new meetings on their calendar: Tues. & Thurs. 7 a.m. is meditation exercise. Morning Meditation meeting then starts at 7:30 a.m. Tues. & Thurs.Noon Lunch Break meeting. Open Discussion with topics from approved literature. 11720 Main St. Bldg 104 Fred’brg, VA 22408 postmaster@fredalano. org

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Fletcher’s Chapel UMC is holding a YARD SALE at the picnic pavilion at the rear of the church property. 8330 Fletcher’s Chapel Rd. 8 a.m.-noon. Sat. June 14. Refreshments available for purchase. Sponsored by the UMW. (540) 775-7247. colonial beach baptist church will be having VBS June 16-20. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 4 years -7th grade. Registration begins at 5 p.m. on the 16th. The church will be having a Community Fair on Sat. June 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with live music, fun & games for all ages, fire trucks, police & rescue tables, door prizes, face painting and more. Begin at the info booth to get tickets for raffles & door prizes. For more info call (804) 224-7555. 10 Garfield Ave. Col. Beach. St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary in Col. Beach is hosting their annual 4th of July Yard Sale & Bazaar. Bargains, games, food & fun! 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Corner of Lossing & Boundary. shiloh baptist church will host VBS June 22-26. Dinner served each night at 5 p.m. for kids and workers, followed by the VBS program at 5:45. Each night includes music, missions, crafts, games and Bible study. This year’s theme is “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides.� 13457 Kings Highway. For more information, contact Rev. Ray Tubbs, Jr., Minister of Children, at (540)4694646 or go to the church Web site at mountain view baptist church invites children to become Special Agents at Agency D3: Discover.

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Decide. Defend., June 23-27, 6-8:30 pm. Each night VBS Special Agents will enjoy games, music, snacks, story time, craft and missions. 6713 Passapatanzy Dr. (Rt. 600) KG, near Oakland Park. Guests are always welcome. (540) 775-9468 or Macedonia Baptist Church to celebrate its Spring Rally/110 Year Church Anniversary on Sunday, June 22. Pastor-elect Fred Sales will deliver the 11 a.m. message. A fellowship dinner will follow. At 3 p.m. the speaker will be the Rev. Vemon Payton, Morning Star Baptist Church of Montross. The church is located at 1081 Macedonia Lane, Col. Beach. montague baptist church to host Vacation Bible School June 16-20, 6-8 p.m. Ages 4-10, pre-K-6th grade. “Sonlight Express-Jesus & Me.� Registration will be held at noon, on Saturday, June 14. Commencement at 6 p.m. on June 21. Call Pastor Woody at (540) 538-1568 for more details. trinity fellowship international church will be holding a Financial Seminar on Sat. June 14 at 11 a.m. at the church. Mr. Thompson, a financial advisor from MD, will be providing good information for planning for the future. The church invites you to a Father’s Day service on June 15, at 11 a.m. 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. first baptist church will host 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 to the church’s Youth & Young Adult Revival, on June 18-20 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 VBS. 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.

Love Thy Neighbor June gathering celebrates fathers Our Sunday Father’s Day event included Gospel music and singing by Mr. Ronald Monroe, Principal of KGES, who can stir up the crowd, get feet tapping and hands clapping‌.. what a talent! Sheriff Steve Dempsey was our guest speaker, busy visiting and chatting with everyone throughout the afternoon including sharing an encouraging message ~ even sang some himself with our guests joining in. While the meal was being served, Ms. Liane Houchins of Fredericksburg Christian School and her students Emily Davis, Kirsten Knox and Tommy Shelburne mesmerized the audience with string (violin, viola and bass) music selections. The quartet did a wonderful job playing everything from soft music and hymns to a rendition of Pirates of the Caribbean. As Emily played the piano, Kirsten sang Edelweiss demonstrating their musical versatility. Thank you parents for letting them participate and for your assistance with our closing tasks; much appreciated!

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We honored our graduating student volunteers from KGHS (Davion Hutt and Sheridan Williams), presenting them with a token of appreciation. Congratulations and best of luck to all of you in your future endeavors! We also raffled off a tool kit (donated by Jen) and a gift basket (donated by Britt’s flowers). Chyna Sanchez headed up our Children’s Corner with the help of some friends and is always ready to have something fun lined up for the kids. We were blessed with a bounty of food, fruit, bread and fresh eggs along with much needed hygiene items to offer in our Food Pantry. God is good! We would like to thank all our volunteers and let you know how much you are appreciated ~ we could not do our event without each and every one of you! Ron and Rex ~ we appreciate all your hard work preparing the meal for our event ~ the BBQ chicken was delicious! Michael and Shirley Powell (DEA Agents with the National Association of Black Narcotic Agents) and their girls helped out with everything from setting up to taking down to listening to the students practice their strings before performing‌.thank you! Many new volunteers that just came to help ~ we were blessed to have you. The next get together will be Sunday, July 13, at the KG Citizens’ Center. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. Visit the website to see what items are needed. Or Phone: 540-940-9846 ~ or ~ Email: kglovethyneighbor@ Submitted by LTN volunteer


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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. (espaĂąol)

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 Christâ€?

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

You're invited to worship with

3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436

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

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.�

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

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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

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Crouch: Overturned

Faith: County responds

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for “other and further relief as deemed appropriate.” Once again, Project Faith claims it is due $300,000 from the County to “restore it” for money spent towards its contractual performance for its site plan development, engineering work, design services, design and construction schematics and development of construction documentation. The “other and further relief ” likely refers to costs incurred for Project Faith’s four law firms with numerous lawyers that have been involved defending its various positions since King George issued its notice of default last Aug. 2, 2013, and filed its subsequent October 2013 court filing for breach of contract in the current action. According to the counterclaim, King George County, its officials, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), this newspaper, and a member of the King George Social Services board, are to blame for the developer’s failure to commence construction by Project Faith’s own requested deadline extension of Aug. 1, 2013.

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and she presented over 40 pieces of evidence and 35 witnesses to persuade the jury to vote for the 14 guilty verdicts. One of the trial witnesses was cemetery victim Doris Gohring, who tearfully testified about the impact that Crouch’s fraud had on her and her family. “In 12 years of prosecuting cases professionally, the hardest call I ever had to make was to Doris Goring,” Gusmann said, after the Court of Appeals decision was handed down. In his appeal of the five convictions for obtaining money by false pretenses, Crouch, through his attorney, claimed at the trial that the Commonwealth had failed to prove he was guilty of the charges since the funds involved were in a preneed trust account that was owned by Stonecrest Financial, which was managed and owned by Crouch. The Court of Appeals held that “the money paid into Stonecrest’s account is money that belonged to the corporation. The money was not held in a pre-need trust on behalf of the purchaser, and there was no person or entity other than Stonecrest that had an equitable interest in it.” “Simply put,” the Court of Appeals ruled, “Stonecrest did not obtain money by a false pretense because it already had ownership of the money.” The opinion notes the fact that Crouch personally removed cash during the transactions. Unfortunately, the Court of Appeals gave no explanation as to why that didn’t violate the law. The Crouch case is no longer being handled by the King George County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Once the appeal was granted, it was taken over by the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. “I have urged the Assistant Attorney General that handled the matter to note an appeal on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth,” said Gusmann. “If this opinion stands, I urge all concerned citizens to contact our local legislators to pass a new law that covers this despicable act.”

COUNTY’S RESPONSE The County’s response, in part, says the developer’s plea for damages for construction development costs is at odds with its plea for rescission of the contracts and that it is “fatally flawed.” The County notes that, as in its previous losing court action, Project Faith is again seeking to recover $300,000 for costs of performance, which the developer was contractually obligated to incur. Project Faith cites case law as precedent. But the County notes that awards in successful suits seeking rescission are ordinarily for damages to the injured party based on the expected financial benefit it would have derived, if the contract had been performed. The county notes that

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determining lost profits is a very speculative proposition given the proposed facility was a new enterprise. Furthermore, it states the facility by definition was always intended to be not-forprofit in any event. In addition, the County points out that while Project Faith’s amended counterclaim lacks any allegation of fraud against the County, its pleading for rescission relies on specific case law that granted rescission based on fraud as the reason for breach of contract. But, as the county’s brief points out, the developer’s counterclaim omits the citations from that part of the case law cited. CONTROVERSIAL FROM THE START The land giveaway was controversial from the start, with opinions and emotions running high in the community on both sides for numerous reasons. Other commercial property owners and developers in the County expressed outrage privately and publicly that in the midst of a sluggish recovery from the Great Recession and with empty buildings and closed storefronts going begging for leases, that the County should give away prime property, and in effect, take potential leases for the departments of Health and Social Services, Extension Service and others off the market. There is no successful model for such a center anywhere in the state, with Project Faith’s executive director Froncé Wardlaw often saying that it would be the first of its kind in Virginia. There may be financial reasons for that. Developing and long-term leasing of property according to the performance agreement has always seemed a risk-laden venture under the strict terms of the guiding contracts. It would be competing with other developers and management firms with experience and the financial resources to weather the whims of the leasing marketplace and the ability to lease to commercial enterprises, in addition to government agencies and nonprofits. It was always likely that the cost of the building and subsequent mortgage loan paybacks could command a higher lease rate than non-profits could or would pay. And possibly more than state agencies would be able to likewise afford when following state rules for procuring space with price being an important factor.

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“Changing From Old To New By The Power Of God” Sunday Morning Worship 11:30 a.m. Prayer-Noon on Wednesdays Thursdays-Bible Class for youth and adults-7 p.m. Communion-1st Sun. in the month Trinity Pantry & Clothes Closet open on Thursdays-5:30-6:30 p.m. Timothy Jackson, Sr. Pastor & Sister Sandra Jackson, First Lady

Budget: Funds for dishwasher From page 1 the school has never had a mechanical dishwasher and needs the conveyer system and accompanying tables and equipment, along with installation of a power supply. The other recommendations for spending down the excess revenue on one-time purchases had been put forward last month, which included the following. • Spectator seating at KGMS - $28,000 • Concrete base for spectator seating - $18,000 • Pre-School walkway replacement -$14,000 • Potomac Elementary driveway $2,400 • PES cabinetry for renovated wings - $25,000 • Maintenance vehicle replacement - $25,000 • Cafeteria furniture KGES/KGMS - $40,000 • Partial carpet replacement at the School Board office - $15,000 Access Control systems for KGES and SES – Benson noted that grant funds are expected to become available for this project. ADM 2013-14 The School Board administration is expecting to finish the 2013-14 fiscal year with an ADM of 4,202 students. That compares to an ADM of 4,100 students on which the 2013-14 School Board budget was built. The precise amount of additional appropriation has not yet been disclosed, though that should come up before the School Board at its next meeting on June 23. Benson had been anticipating ending the year with a higher ADM than budgeted. That’s why he and the School board were able to comfortably hire additional instructional personnel at the elementary level earlier this year to address some high teacher-pupil ratios. ADM 2014-15 With the economy seeming to be picking up and a resulting increase in the student population, it is likely that the division will also be swimming in excess funding this time next year, when the end of the 2014-15 fiscal year is coming to a close. That’s because the next fiscal year’s budget for 2014-15, which begins on July 1, is built on an ADM of 4,170 students. Having finished the year with over 30 students more than that, it is highly likely that the division will experience another large excess from the state for basic aid tied to the number of students in the division.

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Rates: SA self-sufficient From page 1 general manager, has requested and the board has agreed to ask Davenport to perform another review and come back with recommendations for discussion and potential implementation for future budget years, including continued debt restructuring, if interest rates are favorable to do so. There is also a desire to take another look at changing the rate structure to provide a tiered system whereby customers who use more water pay higher rates. All this means that keeping rates and fees at the same level for the coming year may only be a oneyear break in increases. Prior to the implementation of the strategic five-year plan, the Service Authority had raised rates for the previous three years to reflect increases in the Consumer Price Index. This year Thomas and the board decided it could give customers a break. SELF SUFFICIENCY The latest financial report distributed in mid-May projected a budget surplus estimated at $158,000 for the current fiscal year, which ends on June 30. The Service Authority had its first smaller surpluses at the end of each of the last two fiscal years. If a surplus is realized as proposed for the upcoming budget year, it will be the third year in a row. That track record would be considered by financial rating agencies as officially achieving self-sufficiency, a goal that has been worked toward for many years. But not so fast. The primary reasons for the surplus for the current year is because there was a vacant employee position carried in the budget, coupled with several more connections for new customers than originally budgeted. The unfilled position attests to the achievement of better efficiencies by employees, systems and its management. That’s good. But the fact that a large part of the surplus is due to higher than anticipated connections indicates that there is still reliance on connection fees to subsidize the operating budget. That’s not so good. A better system that has been discussed in the past would the use of connection fees to fund new

capital project costs, including system upgrades and expansion. It’s possible that moving in that direction may be part of any recommendations coming from Davenport at an upcoming meeting. RATES FOR 2013-14 Residential bills for customers with both water and sewer service using up to 5,000 gallons per twomonth billing period is $118.20. An ‘average’ bi-monthly residential bill for both water and sewer service is $175. That ‘average bill’ is based on a usage of 9,000 gallons over a two-month billing period. WATER The usage rate for water is set at $4.26 per 1,000 gallons. For customers who use up to 5,000 gallons during each twomonth use and billing cycle, the charge for water is $21.30. Added to that, the flat fee for debt service for water is $18.22. That makes a total minimum bill of $39.52 for wateronly customers every two months for up to 5,000 gallons used. SEWER The usage rate for sewer is $9.94 per 1,000 gallons. The flat fee for debt service for sewer is $28.98. The two-month bill is $78.68 for 5000 gallon minimum usage for the few customers with sewer-only service. SERVICE AUTHORITY FACTS The King George Service Authority is a small-scale enterprise that owns and operates 12 water systems and five wastewater systems and associated water storage facilities, pumping stations, transmission mains and interceptor sewers in specific areas of the county. It does not benefit from the economies of scale advantages provided to larger systems. It was formed in 1992 when the county’s separate sanitary systems were united. At the same time, private water systems were purchased to meet the demands of state regulations on localities for Virginia’s evolving standards required for community water systems. As of last June 30, 2013, statistical information contained in the annual audit indicated there were 3,896 water customers, and fewer than half of those with water-only service. The 2012-13 audit also indicated 2,092 sewer customers, only a few sewer-only customers.

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Lonnie Phillips: a father to his family and friend to his customers Richard LeggitT As millions of Americans celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, Lonnie Phillips and his four children and 12 grandchildren will be among them. But Phillips will also be receiving congratulations from hundreds of his friends and customers in Colonial Beach, where he has operated the local 7-Eleven for the past 39 years. For almost four decades, Beach residents have been flocking into Phillips’ convenience store on Colonial Ave. to get gas, a hot cup of coffee, a newspaper or a snack. And, Phillips, who loves to hear a funny story or tell one, has greeted everyone with a laugh and a smile. “That’s my dad,” said Phillips’ daughter, Christi Sullivan. “Growing up, he always tried to make us smile or laugh, no matter what.” “Everybody knows him,” said son Joey Phillips. “I can go anywhere and people say, ‘I know your dad.’”

Phillips’ 7-Eleven has a crowd in the early morning as locals gather to drink coffee and talk weather, politics or sports. And, Phillips is the man to see if you want to check on the latest results of the Nationals, Capitals, Wizards or Redskins, since he stays up late at night watching ball games, despite his early morning duties at the store. “My wife says I would watch two ants race across the floor,” Phillips said. But his family comes first, and then his customers. Phillips arrived in Colonial Beach in 1970. He met his wife, Linda, in the town, and they have raised four children. In addition to Christi and Joey, they have grown children living in Charlottesville and in Virginia Beach. “Family, that’s everything,” said Phillips. “He was always there for us,” said Joey. “Even in the middle of the night, whatever we needed.” And his customer service at the convenience store is no different; if

people need advice, guidance or a helping hand, Phillips is there. “I enjoy my customers. I have a blast,” said Phillips. “I wake up happy every day.” His employees at the store find his enthusiasm and excitement infectious. “I have had great people working for me, and for a long time,” Phillips said. “Last year, I had three people with over 25 years’ service.” “I hired a young man who was in high school, taught him the business – actually he taught me more than I taught him – and he stayed with me for more than 23 years,” Phillips. “Those kinds of relationships are special.” Despite his success as a dad and as a businessman, Phillips said he sometimes has doubts, like everyone else. “There is a time when you have a little self-doubt,” he said. “But you can look in that mirror, and you can figure it out.” His family and his customers, who depend on him daily, are glad that is the case.

Colonial Beach father, Lonnie Phillips, a longtime resident who is a father of four and a grandfather of 12, prepares to celebrate Father’s Day with daughter, Christi Sullivan, and son, Joey Phillips.

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How to make Dad’s Father’s Day more enjoyable Dad gets to be king of his castle at least one day during the year. Come mid-June, children near and far scramble for ideas to treat their fathers to a special day and award him with gifts for being a role model, provider and confidante. Father's Day activities should be centered around Dad's interests. With that in mind, the following are some ideas to honor Dad or another special man in your life. * Sports Sunday If Dad is a sports fan, his idea of spending a fun-filled afternoon very well may be cheering on his favorite players. Whether your father enjoys golf, tennis, baseball, soccer, or another sport like hunting or fishing, chances are there is a television broadcast on that you can watch together. Otherwise, you can surprise Dad by purchasing tickets to a sporting event and making a day of it at the ballpark. * Beach bound A relaxing day at the beach may be the perfect way to spend Father's Day. Dad can enjoy the entire family while sitting back in his beach chair and watching the waves roll in. Pack a picnic lunch with his favorite foods and a cold beer, and Dad may just say this was his best celebration yet. * Adventure seeker If yours is a father who enjoys living on the edge, a Father's Day activity built around action and adventure should be a winner. Take Dad base jumping, rock climbing, scuba diving, or race car driving. Any of these activities is bound to get Dad's adrenaline pumping. * R&R Dad's idea of the perfect Father's Day may be an afternoon free of obligations and deadlines. A relaxing day in the yard swimming laps in the pool or hitting a few grounders to your waiting baseball mitt may be all the excitement he needs. Toss a few steaks on the grill to give Father's

Day a truly perfect ending. * Impromptu party Some dads like to be the center of attention. A Father's Day party thrown in his honor, complete with friends and family, can be an entertaining way to spend the day. If you are worried about interrupting others' Father's Day plans, host the gathering

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Ideas for the kids this summer Mark Fike

Summer is definitely upon us, and as much as I have a tough time believing it, kids often start to complain about being bored after a few weeks off. To that theme, I came up with a few ideas to get the kids outside and enjoying life and learning a few things while they are at it. Jelly or Jam making At the end of this month, wild raspberries will be ripe and available along old logging roads, overgrown clearings, power lines and so on.

Raspberries are tasty and plentiful at the end of June.

Picking your own berries and making your own jelly can be a bit of work, but the results are fabulous. A few plastic bowls are needed. Dress in long pants with your pants tucked into your socks and boots, and then as a further protective layer, consider bug spray for ticks. I wear light-colored jeans, so I can see the ticks easier. Wear a hat to keep the sun off your neck and face, too. A bandana soaked in cold water and wrapped around your neck is a good idea on a hot day. I prefer to get started in the morning, when it is much cooler, but you might get wet from the dew. Pick only the ripe berries, and use sticks to move thorny brambles out of your way. Try to make paths through the patches, but don’t kill the vines. Pick at least five quarts to make one run of jelly or jam. Be sure to get permission to be on private property. You will need to have a box of Sure Jell, five or six cups of sugar and a box of jelly jars, bands and lids, as well as a big pot to boil the jelly or jam once in the jars. Your local grocery store has this. If making jelly, you will also need jelly bags to strain out the seeds. Follow the directions in the Sure Jell box. From the point where you are in your kitchen to the point your jelly is done, usually takes a little over an hour. Picking is the longest part. Don’t throw away the seeds; I have taken the seeds and spread them along the woodlines on our property,

and we now have more raspberry bushes. Watch out for snakes while picking! The berries can be picked again within two days of the first picking for another batch of jam or jelly! Blackberries will ripen slightly after raspberries. Let the kids “clean” the pots, and you will have ready volunteers to help pick berries in the days to come. Imagine your own jelly on some hot biscuits this fall and winter!

A canoe or kayak trip We have had ample rain this spring, so the upper Rappahannock River (at press time) is in great shape for a canoe or kayak float. There are several outfitters on the river that can provide watercraft and shuttles up and down the river. The float from Motts Run to Fredericksburg is pretty safe at normal water levels. There is but one spot that can be tricky from my experience, and it is just below the I-95 Bridge. Consult with the company that you have shuttle you, or from which you rent your canoes. There is one on Fall Hill Ave. and one at Motts Landing that can take care of your needs. They can advise you based on your experience level and suggest certain trips. I definitely suggest a float this summer. The river is gorgeous, and fishing is quite good along the way. If you choose to fish, take a light action rod and only a small box of

small lures or hooks with some bait. There are plenty of sunfish, catfish and smallmouth along the way. Wear your lifejacket at all times. http:// or Caledon State Park This park is located right in King George and has a few miles of trails. Last summer, I took a truckload of kids from my family down there to ride bikes on the trails. We went all the way to the river. The kids played on the beach, and the old man took a nap on the dock to rest for the ride back; I was tired! The kids will have a blast. The trails are surrounded on both sides by large trees, so the ride is shady. Running or walking your dog are also options. The place is gorgeous and worth an outing. I recommend a cooler of drinks for the ride home, and have the kids hydrate before heading down the trails, too. Caledon also offers canoe and kayak tours and trips regularly all summer. Some are in the moonlight, and some are eagle watching trips. They also offer a lot for the kids; fossil finds, owl prowls, star parties and geocaching are all available. Their hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. park-events.shtml This summer, don’t let your kids lie around the house staring at their phones all day. Get them outside. There is much to see and learn while they are out and about.

KG Parks & Rec. 9th Annual Catch a Fish Day On Friday May 30 over 60 children, their parents, grandparents and/or siblings came out for King George County Parks and Recreation’s 9th Annual “Catch A Fish Day”. This event is an opportunity for parents and children to spend quality time in a fun setting; and for youth participants a chance to fish and win prizes. Through the support of Mr. Buddy Upon conclusion of the event, Parks and Recreation provided a medal for each child under the age of 12 that participated. Trophies were given out to the following. Age 6 and under Largest Catch: Jace Barrett - 13 3/4 in Age 7-9 years Largest Catch Bradley Crouse - 13 1/2 in Age 10-12 years Largest catch Matthew Bullock - 19 1/4 in Second and third place trophies were given for each age division as well.

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Hunting Squirrel season is in. Look for squirrels near strawberry patches, fruit trees, raspberry patches and field edges. FISHING Rappahannock River — Ken’s Tackle in Spotsylvania reported rockfish action from Rt. 1 down to the Fredericksburg City Dock on plugs. Two nice striper were caught near the City Dock. Bloodworms are working good on stripers. Catfish seem to have started spawning. The action has been a bit slower but should pick back up in a week or two. Ken’s Field and Stream in Oak Grove reported good catfish angling at Leedstown. Potomac River — Aqua Land in Southern Maryland reports that anglers are catching some rockfish on nightcrawlers, of all things. Catfish are hitting very well on nightcrawlers and other baits. Aqua Land also has reports of some croaker downriver. A few are being caught near the bridge, and some are keeper size. Shrimp and bloodworms seem to be the ticket on the croakers. 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. Ken’s Tackle in Spotsylvania reported that snakeheads are

LOVING the black frogs in Aquia Creek. Ponds — Everything seems to be hitting in ponds right now. Try the pads for action most of the day. Near dark, fish the fringes. During high noon, try plastic baits along logs and treetops. Minnows are killer right now for bass and crappie. Motts Run Reservoir reported some nice catfish action. Small bass are hitting plugs early and late. Saltwater — Croaker are hitting very consistently near Tappahannock, we are told. At the mouth of the Potomac, the croaker are hitting very well, too. Try squid and shrimp. Fish edges and ledges. Captain Ryan Rogers of the Midnight Sun (804-580-0245) reports good rockfish action near Reedville. Many smaller fish between 20-30 inches are being caught. He even had a few go over that. But, he is now moving his boat for a month or so down to Virginia Beach. Some dates are open for inshore spadefish (which are biting now), bluefish, macks and others. Offshore trips for tune and amberjack and dolphin are available, as well. The lower Bay heated up for cobia this past week. Some decent flounders are caught now, and the drum action fired up. Bluefish are in the surf, as well as spot, croaker and puppy drum. Events June 7-21—Squirrel season —Mark Fike


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Taylor Brandts takes UVA-Wise Cavalier softball by storm Leonard Banks Sports editor

UVA-Wise sophomore pitcher, Taylor Brandts

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Taylor Brandts has lived up to collegiate expectations and more. In fact, the sophomore UVA-Wise Cavalier pitcher literally dominated during her freshman year on the mound. The King George High School alumni established a school 22-2 record, two saves, struck out 141 batters, two saves, 1.77 ERA during 158.1 innings of play. Her ability to shut down opposing teams resulted in numerous athletic honors, including a Mountain East Conference Softball Championship (MEC). It was the first MEC championship (6-2 win over West Virginia Wesleyan) for UVA-Wise in any sport, and the seventh league championship for the Cavaliers softball program since 2002. In addition, she also made the second-team All-Atlantic Region team. The Cavaliers softball team finished the season with a record of 34-17. As the old saying goes, “Where there is smoke there is fire” - that is certainly true in the case of Brandts. From the moment she left King George, her legacy for setting the standard of competitive excellence

extended into the UVA-Wise softball program. “Taylor had a tremendous season,” UVA-Wise head softball coach and ICAA Coach of the Year, Karen Bitters said. “The impact she made is obvious in her stat line; 22-2, with a 1.77 ERA. She worked hard in the weight room on her pitch location and also added another pitch to her repertoire. Because of all that hard work in the off-season, she was able to step in and do her job; I am really proud of her.” Along with being named MEC Pitcher of the Year and the All-MEC First Team, Brandts was named MEC Pitcher of the Week on two occasions. After starting the season with a 3-0 record, Brandts posted a 1.45 ERA, while striking out a season-high 12 batters against West Liberty; in addition, she pitched a one-hit complete game shutout against Glenville State. In spite of her athletic accomplishments, Brandts has not lost sight of the importance of academics and her career goals. Although she is currently undecided on a major, she has an interest in nursing and education. After considering a number of schools, including several Division 1 colleges, her mind was made from the

“None of us are surprised at her success, mainly because her work ethic is stellar; she is a team player, and she is very coachable.” —Renee Parker moment she set foot on the campus of UVA-Wise. “I am comfortable at UVA-Wise, and I didn’t want to go to a school where my focus was just softball,” Brandts said. “I wanted to be in a school where I could enjoy my major. When I visited UVA-Wise, I was sold.” UVA-Wise is a NCAA Division II university, located near the borders of Kentucky and Tennessee, in southwest Virginia. During her senior year at King George High School, the Battlefield Pitcher of the Year played a major role in bringing both a Battlefield District and Regional Championship to King George. Also, during her senior year, the softball program at KGHS achieved its highest playoff goal by competing in the VHSL Group AA semi-championship. Upon reflection, KGHS softball head coach Renee Parker fondly

remembers the work ethic attributed to Brandts’ success. “None of us are surprised at her success, mainly because her work ethic is stellar; she is a team player, and she is very coachable,” Parker said.  “She is the epitome of the example you want for your  younger players. Also, she has proven that hard work and desire get you  time on the field and result in wins. We will continue to follow her success and wish her well!” In the fall, UVA-Wise softball will have a new addition in the form of Taylor’s sister, Monica. Known for her versatility, Monica can play in the outfield, first base and catcher. Together, the Brandts duo has the potential to take the Cavalier program beyond the conference championship level. After 2015, the UVAWise softball program will have the opportunity to compete in post-season play beyond the MEC playoffs.

King George Foxes track & field brings home All-State honors Leonard Banks Sports editor They saved their best for last! After it was all said and done, with 19 Foxes competing, 21 VHSL 4A State Outdoor Championship medals were brought back to King George High School. The coveted event marked a turning point in Fox sports history. Long-time (18 years) Fox track & field head coach, Rudy Pekarek has officially hung up his whistle, and gone into retirement. After numerous championships indoor and outdoor - including the last five girls’ Battlefield/Conference 22 championships, the force behind the magic that made King George one of the best programs in the state will now cheer for his beloved school from the sidelines. As for the girls, Nansemond won the team title with 103 points, while the Foxes finished 12th (19 points). Arch-rival Fauquier finished 11th with 14 points. Throughout the season, the Falcons have hung on the coattails of the Foxes, finishing second in indoor track, and in the 4A Conference 22 Championship. The Foxes also established two new school records in the pole vault, and the girls’ 4x800-meter relay (4th, 9:44.16), and Jonathan Graham, who placed second with a vault of 14’6”. Graham actually tied E.C. Glass’ Matt Crawford, but lost by one in number

of attempts made. “Watching Jonathan was a thing of beauty on Friday night,” Pekarek said. “He was on like I’ve never seen him before.” In light of his performance, on Friday, Graham was selected to compete in the Emerging Elite Class, at North Carolina A&T, in Greensboro, N.C., in the annual New Balance Outdoor Nationals competition. Foxes seniors Miranda Green, and Brittany Williams decided to forgo their graduation to compete in the state championship. Green finished with All-State honors, with a third place finish in the 1600-meters (8th, 5:06.88). Both Green and Williams won medals in the 4x400 (4:08.25) and 4x800 (4th, 9:44.16) meter relay events. Along with All-State qualification in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays, Heidi Colwell placed fourth in the pole vault (9’6”). Davion Hutt, Ezugo Agulou, Jonathan Graham, and the boys 4x100-meter relay team (Jordan Aley, Jacolby White, Matt Brown, Davion Hutt) produced the All-State qualifying points for an 11th place finish for the Foxes boys (20 points). The placement was one point ahead of Fauquier, which finished 12th (19 points). Individually, Hutt finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.25. Graham finished second in the pole vault (14’6”), while

“Watching Jonathan was a thing of beauty on Friday night. He was on like I’ve never seen him before.” —Rudy Pekarek

Ezugo Agulou finished fourth in the 400-meter dash (50.34). The Foxes boys’ 4x100 meter relay team finished a second ahead of Churchland High School with time of 43.16. Thrilled with the results of both the Foxes girls’ and boys’ relay teams, Pekarek said, “The meet really optimized what King George track & field is all about. The teamwork involved in getting four different relays of four varying speeds and distances to all make it to the state level, and all placing in the states is remarkable.” Although the Foxes will lose a legendary coach, and a number of key members of the team due to graduation, they will inherit a cast of talented athletes anxious to shine under the spotlight of a potential championship next season.

Kids love Fredericksburg Orthodontics YMCA Triathlon Leonard Banks Sports editor On Sunday, June 8, at the Ron Rosner Family YMCA, in Fredericksburg, the summer competitive running season for kids officially began. The Fredericksburg Orthodontics YMCA Youth Triathlon was the first of many area YMCA affiliated endurance competitions focused on kids. Triathlon coordinator, and fitness instructor Becky Weber truly realizes the importance of exercise and building self confidence through swimming, biking and running. “It’s so amazing to watch these young kids do something they have never done before,” Weber said. “While they may have biked, swam, and ran

before, most are not accustomed to putting it all together—which is really awesome,” Weber said. The triathlon is now in its eighth year of bringing kids throughout the Fredericksburg area together for fellowship and a morning of friendly competition. As for the triathlon, the YMCA is collecting books to be donated to children and programs in need within the community. On race day, families were encouraged to bring new or used books to the packet pick up area. At the start of the event, over 100 kids, ages 5-15 gathered outside the swimming pool to get instructions on how to engage each phase of the event. Kids, ages 5-10 would swim the distance of 50-yards, bike 1.6

miles, and run .75 miles. Older kids, ages 10-15 would swim (100-yards), bike (3.2 miles), and run (1.5) twice the distance of their younger counterparts. Other summer area kids and adults races include: July 12, Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon (adult); July 13, Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg Colonial Beach International Triathlon (adult); June 21, F.R.E.S.H20 mile; June 28, 1 Mile Leo Mud Run; Aug. 10, Fawn Lake Sprint Triathlon Relay (adult and kids); Sept. 13, Ladysmith Village 1K; Sept. 20, Deuce Braswell Mile Run Against Teen Violence; Sept. 27, Wily Pup Trail Dash.

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Post 89 King George cancels baseball season Leonard Banks Sports editor

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Tritt strikes a blow against cancer Leonard Banks Sports editor With every stride she takes, a blow is struck against cancer. While people across the world have chosen to raise money in the fight against cancer in many different ways, Michele Tritt has recently raised over $6,000 after competing in the 2014 Boston Marathon. In spite of the bombing tragedy that killed three people, wounded 264 and impacted the security of major running events, Tritt, along with over 36,000 runners, successfully finished the 26.2-mile endeavor. “The race was incredibly exhilarating and emotional at the same time,” Tritt said. “All in all, I was thankful to have qualified and blessed to be running in the name of my own personal heroes: Diane Hunt, Vincent Strings, Finleigh Thomas and Wesley Berry.” Tritt finished the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:24.31 overall, 450 in her 40-44 division, and 11107 overall. Last year, she finished the race with a time of 3:27.53 overall, 493 in her age

group, and 11044 overall. In light of her time this year, she has been invited back to compete next year. Fellow running enthusiast, business owner and King George resident, Alice Pallotti, has also qualified for the 2015 Boston Marathon. The Boston Marathon, managed by the Boston Athletic Association, is the world’s oldest annual marathon. Since its initial inception in 1897, the marathon has gained worldwide recognition as the most prestigious road race competition. With over 9,000 runners more than last year’s marathon, race officials added an additional 3,500 police officers and another 100 security cameras and bomb sniffing dogs. Most recently, Tritt, a native of King George, competed in a halfmarathon race, called the Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden. Tritt ran with a team of six runners over a course of 26.2 miles. Currently, she runs on behalf of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC). The organization has raised over six million dollars for

“The race was incredibly exhilarating and emotional at the same time.” —Michele Tritt innovative cancer research, and is a part of the Harvard Medical Center (The Jimmy Fund). All funds raised for the DFMC benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program. Founded in 1947 by Sidney Farber, MD, the institute is known for its unique blend of basic and clinical cancer research, and for improving the treatment of both adults and children with cancer. In July, the Tritt family will return to King George. Along with a number of community activities, Tritt hopes to establish a club with the help of local friends.

After years of not having a true home field, Post 89 King George has chosen to cancel the 2014 American Legion summer baseball season. Along with the recent rising costs of field rentals in King George, player recruitment levels have gone down. “As of a week ago, I only had 11 players committed to play,” Post 89 owner and head coach Al Landino said. “I know from experience that I don’t have enough players to play through a 20-game plus season— in the heat of summer.” Last season, Post 89 used two venues - the Virginia Sports Complex in Ruther Glen and King George High School. However, along with rising field costs, the team has only four returning players. “In years past, I’ve always started with 10-12 returning players,” Landino said. The loss of a local travel baseball team will not only affect King George, but the surrounding counties of Caroline, Essex and Westmoreland. Players will have to venture into Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania to find teams to play for. Players dedicated to the sport will also have the option of playing showcase tournament baseball. Throughout the years Post 89 fielded some of the best players in area high school baseball. From Joey Friedman to Brent Steffey, Post 89 was the summer proving ground for the best of the best. Post 89 also assisted in giving current Tampa Bay Ray minor league pitcher Damion Carroll visibility with Major League Baseball scouts.

Player personnel levels are not only down in King George, but throughout the state. In fact, former state champion Lynchburg Post 16 has folded, leaving two junior teams to revamp their program. After posting 60-70 player tryouts, perennial division champion, Albemarle only had 23 players show up this season. “In hindsight, knowing what I had this year coming in, I should have gone with a junior team,” Landino said. Factoring in the fact that the varsity team lost 11 seniors to graduation, the 18 & under age restrictions, and talented cast of recent junior varsity KGHS champions, Landino will have to refocus his efforts next season on building a new team. With 10 winning seasons, well over .500, out of 11, it’s relatively safe to say, Landino has the right mindset to achieve his goals. Although Post 89 will have a huge surplus of players coming in during the upcoming 2015 season, the matter of economics continues to loom

“I know from experience that I don’t have enough players to play through a 20-game plus season—in the heat of summer.” —Al Landino in the shadows of a compromising future. With the new baseball field currently under construction at the former King George landfill site, there may be light at the end of the tunnel for King George. However, without a night light source, and a feasible financial agreement between the county and Post 89, the future of summer league baseball is still in doubt. Stay tuned!

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Sheriff’s report May 19 Patton, Howard IV — Fail to Comply with Probation for A&B Charge May 20 Howdershelt, Clifton Wayne Sr. — Contempt of Court, Fail to Appear on Misdemeanor Charge Lapp, Edwin John — Driving Under the Influence, Drinking While Operating a Motor Vehicle, Refusal of Tests and Procedures May 22 Shadrick, Samantha Marie — Fail to Appear on Felony Charge Trimble, Tony Eugene Sr. — Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation


May 23 Kline, Erik Burgess — Grand Larceny, Conspire to Commit Trespassing or Larceny, Steal Property with Intent to Sell, Breaking and Enter with Intent to Commit Felony Miss, Robert Wayne — Unsafe Passing, Eluding Police Resulting in Serious Injury, Drive While Suspended, Reckless Driving to Endanger Life-Limb-Property (2 times) May 24 Johnson, Kemonta Terrell — Contempt of Court, Conspiracy to Violate Drug Control Act Richard, Brian Alan — Assault and Battery (2 times) Johnson, Jonathan Antonio Sr. —

Driving Under the Influence, Eluding Police Resulting in Serious Injury, Drive While Suspended, Reckless Driving to Endanger Life-Limb-Property, Manufacture-Sale-Possession of Controlled Substance, Reckless Driving to Overtake-Pass Another Vehicle, Reckless Driving Fail to Give Adequate and Timely Signals May 25 Brown, Christina Diana — Firearm Violation Subject to Protective Order Lewis, Kelvin Arnold — Rape, Abduction and Kidnapping, Robbery (2 times) May 27 Boyd, Betty Ann — Fraudulent

Conversion Removal of Leased Property Samuel, Reginald M. — Obtaining Money by False Pretenses May 28 White, Tony Derwin Jr. — Fail to Comply with Probation for Assault and Battery Charge Nichols, Philip Daniel — Driving Under the Influence Hughes, Thomas James Jr. — Fugitive from Justice McKellar, Shaquoy Yvette — Profane- Threatening Language Over Public Airway May 29 Smith, Keith Adrian Jr. — Revocation of Suspended Sentence and

Probation May 31 Hughes, Richard Ashly — Concealment-Price Alter Merchandise, Contempt of Court, Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation, Drive While Suspended, Possession of Controlled Substances June1 Ryce, Daniel Wesley — Driving Under the Influence Grieninger, Jeffrey Thomas II — Grand Larceny Webb, Justin Darrel — Obtaining Money by False Pretenses, Concealment-Price Alter Merchandise Gusha, Aubrey Danielle — Concealment-Price Alter Merchandise

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APARTMENTSHOUSES, ROOMS FOR RENT/SALE House for Rent in King George: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Kitchen-Dining Room, Living Room. Private lot with Beautiful trees/lawn & Storage Building. $800.00 per month + Security Deposit. Call for more info. (304) 880-8857. 6/11p Townhouse for Rent Mallard’s Landing Dahlgren - two Bedrooms two & half baths $1100.00 Month plus security deposit - No Pets. Available 7/1/14 - 301259-2262 or 301-6435595. 6/18p

RENTAL-OFFICE Private Professional Offices From $350 Per Month. Larger Suites Available. Wendover One Office Building. Wired For Computer Networking. Front & Rear Entrances. Includes ALL Utilities, Ample Parking, Handicapped-Accessible Restrooms, 1 Block Off rt. 3 Adjacent To Post Office. No Build Out Cost! Ready To Move In! Call (540) 775-6788 Sheila@ charlestoncobuilders. com. ufn

YARD/MOVING/ GARAGE SALE Multi - Family Yard Sale on Saturday, June 14th from 8-12. 17108 Ridge Road near the Basket Shop (Rt. 205). 6/11p MOVING MUST SELL!!! Set of 3 bookcases, solid wood w/ shelves and cupboards, $450; teen twin bed towers, white, $225; old pine dresser w/ detachable mirror, $300; various storage shelves. Call for info. (540) 383-6724. 6/11p Community Yard Sale; Great variety with something for everyone! Sat., June 14; 8AM - noon. Hanover Baptist Church, 10312 Hanover Church Rd, King

Route 205 (James Monroe Hwy.) Mattox Creek Bridge Reconstruction Project Westmoreland County “Pardon Our Dust” Meeting Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Colonial Beach Town Center 22 Washington Avenue Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443 Stop by between 5-7 p.m. to find out about the upcoming reconstruction of the Route 205 bridge over Mattox Creek. Information will be available about the project schedule and how your daily travel will be impacted during construction. VDOT officials and the contractor for the project will be available to answer questions and address concerns. VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 540-899-4288 or TTY/TDD 711. State Project: (NFO) 0205-096-109, C501 FHWA: STP-096-6 (017) UPC 76266

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.

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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


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

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE 1109 Oakland Drive, King George, VA 22485 By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated January 8, 2007, and recorded at Instrument Number 20070125000107840 in the Clerk’s Office for the Circuit Court for King George County, VA, securing a loan which was originally $348,650.00. The appointed SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, Commonwealth Trustees, LLC will offer for sale at public auction at 9483 Kings Highway King George, VA 22485 on: July 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of The following described real property situate in the City of King George, County of King George, and Commonwealth of Virginia to wit:All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Potomac Magisterial District, of King George County, Virginia, and described as lot 186, section 7, Oakland park, as shown on a plat of survey dated November, 1992, revised January 24, 1995, made by h. Aubrey Hawkins Associates, LTD., L.S., ET ALS, of record in Plat Book 16, page 6, in the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia.Tax ID #: 21A7-186By Fee Simple Deed from Kirk Allan Phillips and Lori Marie Phillips, husband and wife as set forth in Deed Book 0548, Page 394 and recorded on 8/3/2005, King George County Records.The Source Deed as stated above is the last record of vesting filed for this property. There have been no vesting changes since the date of the above referenced source., 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 $36,000.00, 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 6/11/14, 6/18/14

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

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New administrator at Westmoreland Rehab Jerry Howard, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, is the new Administrator of Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Colonial Beach. Howard, who holds a Masters in Business Administration, is an experienced nursing home administrator and will begin full-time duties at the Westmoreland facility later this month. With the growing number of senior citizens in King George and Westmoreland Counties, the demand for effective, quality health care has increased dramatically, and Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare has become a popular solution for those seeking to recover from illness, injury or surgery. A spokesman for the Colonial Beach facility said Howard would be in Colonial Beach next week for a few days of orientation at the Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare building before assuming his office later in the month. Howard most recently was an administrator at a facility in Charlottesville. The Colonial Beach healthcare facility serves both inpatients and outpatients, providing rehabilitation therapy and skilled nursing to help patients recover from injuries or illnesses that have changed their lives. Occupational and speech therapists are available, as well as state-of-theart physical therapy. The facility has a new gym for physical therapy patients, as well as a newly equipped recovery wing. Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare specializes in conditions such as total joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, back and neck pain, sciatica, foot pain and walking difficulties. Skilled therapists work to help patients achieve the highest level of independence. The facility is certified and accepts most major medical insurances. Westmoreland Rehabilitation is one of three facilities owned by Cambridge Health Care of Richmond. Others are located in Richmond and in Alexandria in Northern Virginia. The facility’s goal is rehabilitation and recovery. And, according to patients, they have a first-rate program aimed at

The Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at 2400 McKinney Blvd. in Colonial Beach has a new, well-regarded administrator who begins work this week. getting patients back home. Westmoreland Rehabilitation has been serving the citizens of Westmoreland and King George Counties for more than 20 years. It was operated by Mary Washington Healthcare (formerly Medicorp) of Fredericksburg for many years before being acquired by Cambridge Healthcare. Its Colonial Beach location is an easy drive from Dahlgren, King George or Montross. The Colonial Beach facility is equipped with

a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym, a newly renovated dining room, a new spa and a resident activities room, in addition to its many other helpful features. Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare is located at 2400 McKinney Blvd. in Colonial Beach. The phone number is (804) 2242222, and additional information can be obtained online at —Richard Leggitt

The owner of this “house” does not know its age or origin. He purchased it at a recent estate sale for $50. An old note inside indicated that it was made from a mailbox, but unfortunately, the note was not dated. The interior, which is not Henry Lane divided into rooms, is Hull not painted, and appears to be pine. The entire front is a door, which hinges on the left. He asks if the house is considered a “primitive?” The definition of “primitive” varies greatly. Normally, it refers to an object or painting done by an unschooled artisan, an item that is at least 100 years old. Accepting that meaning, this piece probably is not primitive. If we consider it to have been handmade, and produced as a one-of-a-kind object, we loosely could term it a “modern primitive”, as it does not appear to have been made over a century ago. Regardless of the age, it was a successful purchase for $50.  The workmanship is quite good, and the painting is well executed.  In shops that specialize in this type of more modern artwork, it would be priced several times that amount.

I suggest looking intently for a signature. I should think that the person who made it might have left a signature somewhere. I am interested as to how in its former life it could have been a mailbox, as it seems too large and bulky for such a purpose. Unfortunately, it remains a mystery, and probably will unless a maker or date can be found.  The purpose is also in question.  With an undivided interior, it is not a dollhouse, indicating it possibly served for a type of storage.  Should it prove to be an older piece that has been repainted, the value could increase significantly. Henry Lane Hull and his wife, Lisa, operate Commonwealth Antiques and Appraisals, Inc. at 5150 Jessie duPont Hwy. in Wicomico Church, VA.  Write to P.O. Box 35, Wicomico Church, VA 22579 or e-mail questions to henrylanehull@ Happy Antiquing!

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Running has always given Ferris Portner the freedom of expression. Whether it was running marathons or local 5K races, the 85-year old King George resident has never allowed age to get in the way of his passion. Along with being one of the most recognizable faces in Fredericksburg area 5k competitive running, Portner has also competed in endurance racing for nearly 60 years. The inspiration for running is a combination of physical fitness and having the unique distinction of being the oldest runner in the 60 and older class. “Running is fun for me, because I am doing something good for myself,” Portner said. “While I never win anything, it’s fun for me.” Long after his quarter mile track & field days in college, he rediscovered running. While working at NSWC Indian Head, as the director of quality control, Portner and a fellow engineer, Ron Elliot, spent their lunch breaks running up and down the highway. Later, after hearing about running meets in Raleigh, NC, Portner became hooked on the fitness bug. People from across the country traveled to compete in the Raleigh track & field meet. However, the event that captured Portner’s interest was the marathon, which took place on the final day. Portner, with the support of his wife Maxine, competed and finished the race. “Once you start doing something, you want to keep it up,” Portner said. Later, Portner and Elliot competed in the John F. Kennedy 50-miler run in the mountains near Hagerstown, Md. Runners were given a 10-hour limit to finish the race. While Portner managed to finish in the allotted time, the race did take a physical toll on him. “The run nearly killed me, but I did finish,” Portner said. “I remember when I was coming in during the latter part of the race, I could see guys picking up signs on the road,

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When it comes to local 5K competitions, Ferris Portner thrives on being the oldest runner amongst a crowd of competitors. where the course was marked. I remember feeling like a miserable soul, and telling myself that I would not do anymore marathons.” Nowadays, he runs an average of 30-40 5k races a year. During his latest race, the Civitans 5K, he finished third in the 60 and over age group with a time of 13.12. “Nowadays I go to these small, local meets, where I walk 80% of the distance,” Portner said. “When my legs give out, I settle down and walk. I also jog in between the segments of

walking.” Ten years ago, he was told he had a heart condition, but that only made him more determined to run. “Since the time of my heart ailment, I can’t get my wind back to run long distances,” Portner exclaimed. After participating in the King George Sheriff ’s Department Olympic Torch run he refused a ride back to his car. “Thanks, but no thanks, I like to finish everything I start; I am hardheaded like that, you know,” Portner said with a slight grin.

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