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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Parent’s Corner What will you and your family do with Christmas? Will you begin a new tradition? Will you carry forth old ones? How will you make it special? Remember that you are gifting your child with memories that will stay with them throughout their life. We don’t remember the gifts we received on Christmas morning, but we remember what Christmas morning was like. We remember how our parents felt about Christmas. Was everyone happy? Was the Christmas story read? Did Christ have His rightful place in the center of our Christmas? Luke 2:11 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born tonight in Bethlehem, the city of David! A season that is all about gifts, don’t miss the only gifts that last. The real gifts of Christmas come from God. The Bible talks

about the “gift of forgiveness” (Romans 5:15); the “gift of being accepted by God” (Romans 5:16); the “gift of righteousness” (Romans 5:17); the “free gift” of eternal life (Romans 6:23); “spiritual gifts” (1 Peter 4:10), and the list goes on and on. The gifts that this world has to offer shall perish. That is why we can’t recall the “things” we received as children growing up. Ephes. 4:7 However, He has given each one of us a special gift according to the generosity of Christ. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk and share about the “One” whom Christmas is celebrating. Anita Blake

Scaling Back Holiday Weight Gain Launched just in time for the holiday season, The Zero Scale is a weight loss tool that can help consumers keep off the pounds or get back on track after all the holiday festivities. To download low and high resolution product photography, click here. ---------------------------------------------NEW BATHROOM SCALE HELPS RELIEVE ANXIETY OVER NUMBERS ON THE SCALE, KEEPS CONSUMERS FOCUSED ON INCREMENTAL RESULTS The Zero Scale tracks and reports weight loss or gain changes, but keeps true weight a secret. VISALIA, CALIFORNIA – Great Valley Innovations (GVI), a manufacturer of weight loss support tools, has launched a new type of bathroom scale designed specifically to eliminate the stress consumers feel when stepping on the scale. The Zero Scale is a unique, high-quality scale that only reports the amount of weight the user loses or gains, never revealing total weight unless the user wants to see it. It eliminates the fear of the bathroom scale by shifting the focus from total weight to incremental progress. Rich Kreps, president of GVI and certified personal trainer, found the traditional weigh-in process hindered the progress of his clients. “People were frustrated with the number glaring at them from the scale even when advances were being made,” said Kreps. “By shifting the focus from total weight to incremental changes, The Zero Scale not only provides accountability, but also allows the user to focus on attainable progress that helps them achieve both short- and long-term goals. It emphasizes overall health and well-being, and not just a race to a perfect number.”

How The Zero Scale Works The Zero Scale can track up to four users. Users simply step on the scale, and it immediately starts tracking weight – even though the display reads 0.0. The next time the user steps on the scale, only the amount of weight lost or gained appears. The Zero Scale also tracks progress since the initial weigh-in, displaying total pounds lost or gained and the number of days since the first use. This allows the user to focus on both short- and longterm goals. Using the guest feature, users can access their total weight at any time.

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Yonder by the Trees, Yonder by the Wind James Moore

Continued from December 7, 2011 “Where do you think you’re going, Indian?” I shouted, indignant and flustered by my own anger. “We’re meeting your brother tomorrow, Indian!” I began to seethe. Indian stopped and turned to face me. He shook his head a little. “So what? We will be meeting my brother Running Bear tomorrow: what other information do you want from me?” He drew a long, drawnout breath, like a worn-out, tired old man would draw. “Look,” I said, rising from my chair. “I may be a lot of things. A sinner is one of those things. And I have made my peace and humility to that. But I am most definitely not an idiot. Now, you must answer me, quickly: are you, or are you not, going to kill your brother, Running Bear?” “You keep jumping from subject-tosubject, Ron Silverwood,” Indian said. He paused a moment, then said, “Silverwood. Such an interesting last name. Care to know its origin?” Indian cleared his throat. He bore no expression on his face, or around his mouth—but his eyes were fiery and contained a mischievous glint to them. Such a glint made me scared, like to an apparition. It also made me angrier, angry enough to blot out the sun. “Spare me the riddles, man! We’re about to go out and commit a serious crime tomorrow; talk some sense to me!” I kicked the chair in my fury, stubbing my first two

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toes. I fell to the floor, partly from the pain and the rage, and partly from the tears coming from my eyes. “All of this is so senseless . . .God above me, all of this is so senseless. God above me . . .help me.” I broke down finally, and I curled up into a semicircular shape to keep the pieces together. “Help me, please . . .” I lost it all in those quick moments of weakness and meltdown, and I no longer cared about it. Indian dropped his jaw at the sight of me. The fire in his eyes was replaced with the flame of concern—empathy over past hurt that showed in both our lives. “Oh Ron, I’m sorry,” he whispered. “Heavens and fires, I am so sorry.” For two hours we immersed ourselves in the orchestra of silence. This had become the sacred baptism of our newfound friendship. Indian finally learned to depend on me—I finally learned to depend on him—and that was that. Nothing else from our discussion had really mattered up to that point. We became honorary brothers, right there in that small hotel room. We finished up the final points of our little meeting and went to sleep before the new dawn of our future. We slept as the stars showed themselves up in the sky. Story continued on December 21, 2011

NEW VIRGINIA CHRISTMAS TREE GUIDE LISTS CHOOSE-AND-CUT FARMS AND RETAIL LOTS FOR FRESH VIRGINIA GROWN TREES

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it comes the start of the Christmas tree season. Most farms open the day after Thanksgiving, and some are open that afternoon, but your search can begin now with the new 2011 Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has just published the latest edition, which is The Zero Scale is $59.95 and available available free to the public and also ononline at www.thezeroscale.com. line at www.virginiagrown.com. About Great Valley Innovations Great Valley Innovations (GVI) is manufacturer of weight-loss support tools dedicated to helping people eliminate barriers and achieve health improvements that impact overall lives and wellbeing. The company achieves its mission by producing innovative, high-quality, easy to use fitness and health products that help consumers achieve attainable goals. GVI believes a step-by-step approach to health and well-being improvements is the key to success, and its ongoing mission is to help people get started in the right direction, building momentum with user-friendly and motivational products and services. For more information, visit www.thezeroscale.com.

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The Guide includes information on Christmas tree farms across the state and lists them by city or county for easy reference. It is a valuable resource to help you select the ideal farm or retail lot for your Virginia Grown tree. In this year’s Guide you’ll find an amazing variety of trees, such as Fraser, Douglas, Canaan and concolor fir; Norway and Colorado blue spruce; Scotch, Virginia and white pine; as well as Leyland cypress and cedar. But you’ll find a whole lot more. Many farms offer hot cider, visits with Santa, hayrides, marshmallow-roasting, animals to pet, coloring books, nature trails, candy canes, a crackling fire and a special experience called a Day on the Farm. Several Christmas tree operations encourage picnicking and many take great pride in the beauty of their mountain views or woodland settings. Extras like these can turn the search for the perfect Christmas tree into a memorable excursion for family and friends. Along with their trees, many growers also sell wreaths, garland, holiday greenery, roping, sprays, centerpieces and tree stands. Some also have Christmas shops selling unique decorations, ornaments, handmade crafts, bows and gifts, including Virginia’s Finest spe-

cialty foods and beverages. In addition to the basics about each farm, such as hours of operation, directions and contact information, the Christmas Tree Guide details the services available. These may include providing handsaws and twine, tree-shaking to remove dead needles, tree-baling or wrapping for easier transport and assistance cutting your tree and getting it in from the field to your vehicle. Freshness is an important feature of every locally-grown Virginia Christmas tree. Freshly-cut trees retain their needles longer and are less flammable than trees brought in from out-of-state, which may be cut as much as a month or more in advance. The Guide offers tips about caring for both cut and live trees to make sure they add their beauty and fragrance to the holiday celebration for as long as possible. In Virginia, Christmas tree farming is a major agricultural industry that contributes substantially to the state’s economy and to its healthy environment. As mature trees are cut, new seedlings are planted each year, making Christmas trees one of our most renewable resources. For a free copy of the 2011 Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide, send the request to 2011 Christmas Tree Guide, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P. O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218, or call 804.786.3935. Listings from the Guide are also available online at www.virginiagrown.com.


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King William High School Celebrates Two Outstanding Seniors Recognized by the 2011 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program

King William High School is extending a special congratulations to Craig Hicks and Jaimee Layne, who were recently named School Winners for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Hicks and Layne were chosen for their outstanding excellence in academics, athletics, and community/school leadership and will move on to the next round of judging to compete to win the coveted National award. The Wendy’s High School Heisman celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom. Just as the collegiate Heisman is known for being the highest award in college football, the Wendy’s High School Heisman award is recognized as the most esteemed award at the high school level as it encourages future leadership by acknowledging well-rounded students. “These students are an inspiration to those around them and will honorably represent their school in the next stage of Wendy’s High School Heisman award judging,” said Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy and Wendy’s High School Heisman program spokesperson. “I’m proud to be a part of a program that honors young men and women who embody the spirit of

the Heisman tradition of hard work, dedication and an outstanding record both on and off the field.” One male and one female from each high school are selected as School Winners from the nearly 48,000 applicants nationwide. From there, State Finalists will be selected, then two State Winners from each state. It then is narrowed down to 12 National Finalists, who will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City, where they will attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Ceremony, celebrating the two National Winners.

With the start of the holidays, young people face added danger in this special season otherwise known for celebration and good cheer. The hooligan? Often it’s alcohol.

ing because they believe they have little say in the matter (53 percent). In fact, parents who adopt zero-tolerance policies are the number one reason children don’t drink.

School break offers up unstructured, and perhaps unsupervised, time and thus some significant risk – especially when you add in the propensity of some adults to promote alcohol-included events as a way to mark Christmas, Hanukkah, or the New Year.

For example, high school students who tend to avoid alcohol are more than twice as likely as those who repeatedly use alcohol to say their parents never let them drink at home (84 percent vs. 40 percent).

Let the reindeer games begin. Teens and Alcohol According to research from SADD and Liberty Mutual Insurance: Almost one third (31 percent) of teens say that they have drunk alcohol with their parents. Overall, one quarter of teens say that they are allowed to drink alcohol when they are not with their parents, about one in eight host parties where alcohol is served, and slightly more than forty percent are permitted to attend parties where alcohol is available. As for the last point, more teens are saying that their parents allow them to go to parties where alcohol is being served in 2011 (41 percent) than just two years ago (36 percent). In addition, more teens are reporting that they are allowed to drink alcohol without their parents (25 percent) in 2011 than in 2009 (21 percent). That’s not good news. Nor is the fact that one in three teens who use alcohol say drinking is allowed by parents on special occasions – like holidays. Parental Support of Underage Drinking Many adults support underage drink-

Photo Caption: Jaimee Layne and Craig Hicks, winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Photo by Michelle Yates ###

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

King William High School NHS Helps Keep Route 30 Clean

By Michelle D. Yates

Members of the King William High School National Honor Society (NHS) as well as parent and teacher volunteers spent their Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2011, picking up litter along a two-mile stretch of Route 30. The group of 32 volunteers collected over 30 bags of trash during the recent clean-up. The NHS adopted a portion of the roadway seven years ago and has been cleaning it diligently ever since. The Adopt-a-Highway program was created by the Virginia Department of Transportation in an effort to keep our roads clean and to provide volunteers with a rewarding opportunity to show pride in their community. Families, businesses, civic and church groups are encouraged to participate. To find out which roads are in need of adoption, visit VDOT’s website at www. VDOT.Virginia.gov. Photo Caption

NHS members and chaperones. Photo by NHS Advisor Kimberly H. Hicks

Congrats to King William Cavaliers Football Team for an outstanding Year! King William National rank has moved -46. Team’s state rank has moved -2, as of December 6. Overall:12-1-0 League:6-0-0 National Rank: 2193 State (VA) Rank: 67...

Other parents condone alcohol use because they feel if they allow teen drinking at home, it will keep their kids from drinking somewhere else.

age age of onset of underage drinking is twelve or thirteen – meaning many are drinking at even younger ages), the more likely it is they will suffer from substance abuse problems throughout their lifetime. And, neurological research suggests that alcohol use may permanently affect quickly evolving adolescent brains. And not for the better. Ringing in the New Year From the early eighties to the mid-

It’s also true that some adults just don’t see the harm in allowing teens to drink. But, if that’s the case, they’re just not looking hard enough. Young people use alcohol more frequently and in higher volumes than all other illegal drugs combined. The earlier a young person starts drinking (research suggests the aver-

Indeed, about one in eight teenage drivers report that they don’t tell the truth to their parents about driving under the influence of alcohol (13 percent) and one in seven are dishonest about driving under the influence of other drugs (15 percent). Even so, good news can be found in the demonstrated power of parents and peers to influence the driving-related decision-making of young people. Together, they form a significant backstop against poor choices, saving young lives hanging in the balance. What better holiday present is there than that?

Not really. More than half (57 percent) of high school students who report their parents allow them to drink at home - even just once in a while report that they drink elsewhere with their friends, as compared to just 14 percent of teens whose parents don’t let them drink at home.

And much of that risk remains hidden from those who could be empowered to matter most: parents.

3D Month It’s time to tame the trend on teen drinking and bend the curve back toward a safer place. December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month – and the truth is that if young people aren’t drinking, they won’t be driving drunk. So much for reindeer games.

nineties, alcohol-related crash deaths among youth plummeted by 60 percent. But progress can be slowed, trends turned, and higher risk realized if we don’t stay focused on the goal of keeping kids safe. How does that relate to the holidays? Consider that teen drivers view New Year’s Eve as the most dangerous seasonal event when it comes to driving. Wonder why? After summer, New Year’s Eve ranks at the top of the list of when teens report driving impaired.

Stephen Wallace serves as senior advisor at SADD, Inc. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and associate research professor and director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) at Susquehanna University. For more information about SADD, visit sadd.org. For more information about Stephen, visit stephengraywallace.com. (c) Summit Communications Management Corporation 2011 All Rights Reserved


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fractals By Kimberly Burnette

Fifth grade classes at Acquinton Elementary School did activities using Fractals in Math, Science, and during ENCORE. Fractals are self-similar, repeating patterns. Students were able to reinforce their measuring skills as well as their mathematical thinking

skills as they created such patterns as: Sierpinski’s Triangle, Carpet and Pyramid, Fractal Wallpaper, and Decalcomania. The students enjoyed creating these patterns, and they are eager to continue learning about Fractals.

Special Educators Attend Professional Development Day The Special Education Department held its Professional Development on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. All Special Education teachers, several Paraprofessionals, and the Special Education Administrators attended. The 20112012 educational goals were discussed, along with teaching methods being used at each school to help increase student achievement. Team building activities were completed during the 2nd half of the day. These activities included: trust exercises, increasing communication skills exercises and developing team work skills. The day ended with a Karaoke contest by each school and the central office department. This activity displayed teamwork, determination and courage. These are the same values being used in all the schools to help students develop and maintain success. Photo and Story: Tara Roane, Coordinator of Special Programs Caption: Educators work on team building activities

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King William Students Visit Governor

Twenty-one students from King William County Public Schools attended the annual tax tribute at the Executive Mansion on November 23rd. This ceremony is a 334-year-old tradition for the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Indian tribes. Photo and Story: Stacy Johnson, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Caption: Chief Kevin Brown from the Pamunkey Indian Tribe

Acquinton Celebrates Native American Heritage Month By Krystle Yarbrough Students in the third grade at Acquinton Elementary School (AES) celebrated Native American Heritage Month in November by reading books about the first Thanksgiving. Students read about Native American, Squanto, and how he taught the Pilgrims to plant corn, beans, and squash. These plants are often referred to as the Three Sisters, because all three plants work together to help each other survive and grow. Students created the Three Sisters and wrote a paragraph about how the Native Americans and Pilgrims worked together like the plants. Students also made examples of Indian corn, like the corn Native Americans taught the Pilgrims to plant.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Indian Rivers Humane Society meets on the second Thursday of each month at the King William Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and we welcome new volunteers to our group! Please contact (804) 885-3109 for directions or additional information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Blue Grass Jam 2nd Monday in each month  7pmuntil Open to the Public King William Tire & Auto Rt. 360 in Manquin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ VFW Post 8356 1658 VFW Road West Point, VA BINGO Every Thursday nite Doors open 5:20 p.m. Early Bird 7:20 More info 804-241-9795 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ King William BINGO now twice a month!! We are now doing BINGO the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. We are also doing a 50/50 raffle, instants, food, drink & door prizes! Doors open @ 5pm Early Bird @ 6pm and regular BINGO @ 7pm. For additional information or questions please contact us @ 445-6775, kwfbingo@gmail.com or see us on facebbok (kwbingo). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Upper Mattaponi Turkey Shoot Each Saturday Night, 7:00 PM Until Upper Mattaponi Tribal Land Rt. 30, KW ********************************* Participation in the KING WILLIAM T.E.A. PARTY (Taxed Enough Already) is open to all citizens of good will. No signup, no dues, no obligation. KWTP is an all-volunteer, grass-roots group of citizens who believe in honoring the US Constitution, limiting the size and power of government at all levels, cutting spending, and reducing taxes. Find us on Facebook and www.kwteaparty.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT REHAB Get free and confidential help finding rehab listings in your local area through findrehabnow.com or call today at 888-629-0333 to speak to a counselor. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Are you looking for information on how to start a new business, but need more info? Go to richmondgate.org for a great opportunity to get a fresh start. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you like to shop online? Would you like to learn how to make money during this holiday season? Get a FREE membership at XTRAplan.org and start making money today!! Tell your friends and share the wealth. Referral code is 360view. Once you sign up, you earn money on each place you shop. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mechanicsville TEA Party meeting, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, 7:00 pm, 8700 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 (north of Pole Green Rd., last bldg. on right before Verdi Lane). All are welcome, hope to see you there. The Mechanicsville TEA Party meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm, at the above address. For more information about us, visit www.mechanicsvilleteaparty.com, Mechanicsville VA TEA Party on Facebook or call 804-241-8614. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * 7 PM Thursday, Dec. 8th, KW Admin Bldg. Topics of discussion include the failure of our leaders in Washington to come up with a budget/ failure of the Super Committee/ failure to rein in spending, and

the proposed budget put forth by a group of TEA party folks. Also, nominations are encouraged for election of KWTP officers for 2012.

Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville -- Rev. Rodney Bitely, Pastor * 427-7500 * www.saintpaul-lcms. com

* 7 PM Thursday, Dec. 15th, KW Admin Bldg. Christmas Social -- Please bring a covered dish or dessert.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Advent at Brett-Reed, 2011

KWTP meetings are open to all citizens of good will and begin promptly at 7 PM, usually held on the second and fourth Thursdays each month at the King William County Administration Building (off Route 30 at Horse Landing Rd., behind the old courthouse). See the website for more dates and more info www. kwteaparty.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Good Karma will be hosting food drives at the locations below at the following dates and times. Also if possible please note that the Hamilton Holmes Middle School Friends of Rachael Club will be hosting a GOOD KARMA food drive on the dates listed below (we’d like to give them some “props” for volunteering to help us out) 12/3 - Saturday (10am-2pm) – King William Dollar General Shopping Center 12/4 - Sunday (10am-2pm) – West Point Food Lion Shopping Center 12/10 - Saturday (10am-2pm) – King William Food Lion Shopping Center / Friends of Rachael Club 12/11 - Sunday (2pm-6pm ) – Mechanicsville West Store ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will have their Annual Youth Service on Sunday, November 27 beginning 3:00 o.m. Ms. Alta Bell will be the guest speaker. Ms. Cierra Frazier will minister in praise dance. A quest choir will sing. All are invited to worship with us. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, West Point is located at 15th & F Streets. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Grace Temple Ministries Weekly Bible class for “All Nations” Wednesday 7:00 p.m. at the King William Fire & Rescue Community Hall in Aylett, Va. Subject taught, the Authority of the Scriptures and the Sufficiency of the Holy Bible. Come hear the Word of God taught systematically in preparation for the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. For more information, please contact Elder Dennis L. Dabney 804 633-1261 or scripturalrestoration7@hotmail.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wednesday, December 7 St. Paul Lutheran Church midweek Advent Worship at 7:00 p.m. Theme: “Wait, Pray & Live by Faith”. Dinner in Fellowship Hall begins at 6:00 p.m., 8100 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville -- Rev. Rodney Bitely, Pastor * 427-7500 * www.saintpaul-lcms. com Wednesday, December 14 St. Paul Lutheran Church midweek Advent Worship at 7:00 p.m. Theme “Wait, Pray & Live by Faith”. Dinner in Fellowship Hall begins at 6:00 p.m., 8100

Brett-Reed Memorial Presbyterian Church is preparing for Advent through inter-generational events to make Chrismons for the congregations’ first Chrismon Tree that will be decorated by the Youth Group following Morning Worship December 4. Sunday School classes – adults, youth, and children – will learn about Chrismons, ancient symbols of Jesus Christ and how using these symbols helps focus attention on Christ during Advent. Classes meet at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall each Sunday. December 24 at 5 p.m. Brett-Reed will gather to welcome the Christ child during a Christmas Even Worship service that will include readings and music. This will be a “place apart” from the stress of shopping and traffic jams – a time to experience the miracle and peace of Emmanuel – “God with us.” All who do not have a church home are invited to join the welcoming congregation at Brett-Reed. The church is located 7 miles west of West Point, and 19 miles east of Central Garage on Rt. 30. December 17th-18th 2011. Christian Fellowship Ministries invites you to join us for our annual Christmas Celebration honoring Pastor Mary P. Edwards. On Saturday December 17, 2011. We will kick off the celebration with a Christmas Luncheon and a Giveaway Drawing. The Luncheon Ticket prices are $5. On Sunday, December 18, 2011 we will continue with the celebration and have a Pastoral Board service. Giveaway tickets are currently available for $3 each. Giveaway prizes are: 1st prize is a flat screen TV 2nd prize is Dinner for two 3rd prize is a gift card. Rehoboth Baptist Fellowship at 5904 Acquinton Church Road invites you to the Rehoboth Children’s Christmas Pageant on Wednesday, December 21st at 6:30 pm. A Christmas Cookie social will follow. Please call 769-8400 if questions. Rehoboth Baptist Fellowship at 5904 Acquinton Church Road invites you to join them for a Special Christmas Day Worship Service with song at 10:30 am, Sunday, December 25th. Call 769-8400 if questions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Christian Fellowship Ministries is located at 304 W. Chinquapin Rd., King William County, VA. (Phones) 804-769-1192 or 804-769-1985. Please contact Elder Julie Peters for more information at 804-5628059 or by emailing cfm23086@yahoo.com. The Drama team at Shepherds United Methodist Church on the corner of Fleets Mill Road & Hwy 360 in St. Stephens, VA is presenting their 1st Christmas Dinner Theater on Saturday December 17th at 5:30 pm. For ticket information to experience “The Bethlehem Inn” please call 804-769-3225. Have a Merry Christmas from us at SUMC!

Upcoming Events at the Meadow Virginia Food & Wine Holiday Festival presented by Save Our Food December 10 The Virginia Food & Wine Festival is becoming one of the Commonwealth's largest local food and wine events. A celebration of fresh and local food, wine and specialty gifts, thousands of people come out to sip, sample and savor the incredible food and wine that Virginians can purchase close to home. The Festival is also a great place to sample and purchase some amazing food, wine and specialty gifts that you can't find anywhere else all under one roof ...for tickets and more info Hours: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Admission: $12 per person; $6 VA Farm Bureau members *Tickets available online only; limit of 5,000 sold Location: Farm Bureau Center, Gate 3

Virginia Home & Garden Show January 14-15

Richmond Fishing Expo January 20 - 22

AKC Middle Peninsula Dog Show January 27 - 29

Providing homeowners the opportunity to view, compare and purchase the latest products and services for home and yard! Shop for stylish home decor while seeking advice from the area's top decorators, discover the most innovative trends in kitchen design, speak with experts in new construction and remodeling and tour breathtaking garden displays from experienced landscapers. This event has it all for YOUR home and garden...for more information and tickets

Virginia's LARGEST Fishing Show HAS IT ALL! Seminars, Bass Tub, Trout Fishing for the Kids, Simulators, Fishing Boats, Tackle and more, PLUS the finest professional talent offering a weekend of fishing 'OVERLOAD'...for more information and tickets

An exciting weekend of canine excellence! Returning for the third year, the Middle Peninsula Kennel Club will host an all-breed dog show featuring over 100 breeds of all ages over the three day event, beginning Friday with an exclusive showing of Hounds & Terriers. Don't miss your opportunity to see the best dogs in the state...for show information

Hours: Saturday 10:00 am - 7 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Admission: Adults $8 16 & under FREE Active/Retired Military, Police, Fire & EMS - FREE with ID Location: Farm Bureau Center, Gate 3

Hours: Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Admission: Adults $8 ; Seniors $7 Jr. Anglers (6-12) $5; children 5 & under FREE Location: Farm Bureau Center, Gate 3

Hours: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm daily Admission: FREE and open to the public Location: Farm Bureau Center, Gate 3


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