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Wednesday, December 21 2011 thru Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

by A. Kay Oxendin

On Saturday, December 3, 2011, Santa was in very good company in the Richmond Christmas parade. In the photo below, Jesse Fortune was home from college and dancing with the Crooked Sky Dance Troupe. Pictures from Jeff Seymour.

Three Lee-Davis Students Arrested for Death of Fellow Classmate MECHANICSVILLE, VA - Patrick Clark’s grandmother was visiting her family in Mechanicsville to begin celebrating the Christmas holidays. Instead she will join the family and bury her grandson, who was a devout Christian and attended Life Church on Atlee Road. Patrick’s passion was Christian music and Christian rap. Amazingly enough, the same young men that are charged with his death were the ones who also worked with him in producing his rap music. On Monday, December 19, 2011, three Lee-Davis High School students have been arrested and charged in the murder of one of their classmates, 17-year-old Jyreffe “Patrick” Clark, who was shot and killed late Saturday. Clark perished after a single gunshot wound to the head, and his body was found on Sunday afternoon. Seventeen year-old Franklin Robertson, III is charged with first degree murder and is being held without bond. At this point, he has admitted to the being the shooter, as well as cleaning up the bloody scene and dragging the lifeless body of this aspiring musician to a different location. Seventeen year-

old Laquan Tullis and 18 year-old Michael Thompson is are charged with accessory to murder and were given a $5,000 bond. The two teens did not reveal any details of the brutal crime, creating the felony. The three Lee Davis seniors made their first court appearances Monday. Police say this all happened in the 6400 block of Lark Way in Mechanicsville. Police say three of Clark’s high school classmates shot him and then moved his body from the home to a neighboring yard. A statement released by Hanover Schools reads in part: “There are no words that can adequately express our sorrow for the loss of one of our Lee-Davis High School students. Hanover County Public Schools and the Lee-Davis High School community extend our heartfelt sympathies to Jyreffe’s family and friends at this very difficult time.” A funeral for Jyreffe Patrick Clark will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Life Church, 8378 Atlee Road in Mechanicsville. A visitation will be held at the church from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.

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The Beautiful Hunter by A. Kay Oxendine

Photo by A. Kay Oxendine

Chawanta Fortune of the Rappahannock Indian tribe was decked in her traditional women’s regalia while she participated in the Richmond parade on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Below, Chawanta shows a different side of herself, as she shoots her first deer on Thanksgiving day.

(Picture to the right, by Jeff Seymour. Picture below submitted by Chawanta’s family.

On Thanksgiving Day, Chawanta Fortune shot an 8 Pt, 17” spread Buck. Congratulations Chawanta on your 1st Deer, your family and friends are so proud of you!!.

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On Monday December 19 shortly after 8 pm a masked gunman entered the Atkins Exxon on Rt. 30 and demanded cash and cigarettes. The subject ordered two employees into a bathroom and told them to stay there. Another employee was ordered to remove the cash and cigarettes. The store had one customer at the time who was told to lie on the floor until he was gone. Witness described the robber as being a black male approximately 6’0’’ wearing a dark colored hoodie, dark pants, wearing some type of mask and a “New York” accent.. The assailant fled on foot. KW SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATE DAYTIME BURGLARIES

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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up knowing the significance of this tradition and the story of the coming of the immortal Prince of Peace and Good Will..." The spirit of Christmas, Roosevelt said, is peace. Why, seventy years later, are so many secularists unable to exercise this peace? After all, ninety-plus percent of this nation celebrates Christmas. All they ask is the freedom to honor 2,000 years of religious tradition. No one is forced to stand in front of the nativity and salute it, but people in America should have the right to celebrate the season and what it means. Our troops are too busy fighting terrorists to have to fight their own government for basic liberties. It's time to stop the bombardment of our religious freedom by this tiny minority.

On Christmas Eve in 1944, after our troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, President Franklin Roosevelt broadcast this message to the loved ones left behind: "The Christmas spirit lives tonight in the bitter cold of the front lines in Europe and in the heat of the jungles and swamps of Burma and the Pacific islands. Even the roar of our bombers and fighters in the air and the guns of our ships at sea will not drown out the messages of Christmas which come to the hearts of our fighting men... Here, at home, we will celebrate this Christmas Day in our traditional American way-because of its deep spiritual meaning to us; because the teachings of Christ are fundamental in our lives; and because we want our youngest generation to grow William Winfrey, Mechanicsville, At this time of year we eagerly await the return of the spiritual light represented by Christmas and Hanukkah. It is a time of great anticipation and - dare we say - Hope?

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citizens from the tyrannical provisions. Senators Levin and McCain secretly wrote the bill to include citizens under the new powers, reminiscent of the Nazi Enabling Acts. Senator Rand Paul, critical of the bill, questioned McCain whether a citizen could be declared an enemy combatant and taken to Guantanamo Bay indefinitely. McCain answered in the affirmative. Dictators like Hitler have used the pretext of terrorism to further their diabolical designs and confiscate more power to themselves. The same play is being run here to bring about the police state of communism through manufactured fear. Notice how the FBI is involved with nearly every failed terror attempt, creating, supplying and entrapping patsies to sustain an artificial threat? We have all pondered the question, how could civilized Germans ever allow the atrocities of WWII? Maybe it’s time we look in the mirror.

In scientific circles there is something called the 80/20 Rule. The 80/20 Rule tells us that the seemingly impossible IS possible when It is so easy to feel overwhelmed at least 20% persevere enough to during these increasingly dark days. push through the resistance, to We feel anxious as our government cause the Tipping Point. representatives appear less & less able to do the jobs we elected them Recent polls show that much greatto do. We feel more & more angry er than 20% of the population supabout the tightening noose of regu- port the Tea Party - and no doubt lations which makes it ever more more support the Tea Party state of challenging to run our businesses mind. The Tea Party is NOT a poand create jobs. We watch as the litical party, but a state of mind, a National Debt Clock ticks ever set of basic core principles. We who higher to numbers we can't really share this state of mind, these core even comprehend. We wonder how principles, have a very important we as individuals can ever make a decision to make in 2012. Together difference against such seemingly we can, we will, shine a great and overwhelming odds. growing light which will act as a beacon for the others and chase But then we are reminded of the away the darkness. return of the light, and we dare to relax a bit and smile......We might Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukthink about the ancient story of the kah, and the best New Year ever! loaves & the fishes or the story of George Washington crossing the Jenna Hawk, Mechanicsville, VA Delaware in December 1776 and remember that apparent miracles

America is under attack. The threat comes not from Iran, but from our very leaders pretending to protect us. The weapon of mass destruction being used is known as the National Defense Authorization Act and it designates your front lawn as the battleground of the perpetual war against terror. Buried in this military funding bill, warns the ACLU, is a provision that empowers the president and military to detain indefinitely US citizens, without charges, in America if labeled a threat. They can be imprisoned without due process, lawyer or trial and rot in FEMA Camps. It shreds the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act, welcomes martial law and strips citizens of their Constitutional right of habeas corpus. The NDAA torpedoes the very foundation of America. Obama threatened veto, but Senator Carl Levin defensively revealed on CSPAN the (Obama) Administration requested to remove the Matt Hobar wording in the bill that exempted Petersburg, VA

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no mention of urgency to correct it. The plan pamphlets were extremely elaborate and a prime example of unnecessary wasteful spending of our precious tax dollars. This organization touts its record of producing both the Middle Peninsula Regional airport and the TappahannockEssex County airport. Two municipal airports within 20 nautical miles of one another are not what I would call smart regional planning. The MPPDC is an example of over-reaching government at its worst. The agency is an unelected government body that seemingly promotes Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development policies. The Counties and Towns that fund this agency through membership are not wise in continuing this alliance. Our tax dollar expenditures need desperate review and revamping at both the State and Local level. Accordingly, the PDC's should be at the top of the list for major cuts. It is not mandatory for our local governing bodies to participate with the PDC’s, it is voluntary. It has become too expensive to continue this partnership and recent history has not shown much of a return for continued membership. The Towns and Counties need to be making these decisions in concert with its citizens., not through an unelected body of individuals that reap no consequences from bad decision making.

Delegate Harvey Morgan provided a long editorial regarding the wonderful job the MPPDC has done and supports their efforts. I think Mr. Morgan is a fine and honorable man and has been a great civic leader for our district in Virginia. However, I believe he has failed to recognize the missteps that this government body continues to be responsible for. Mr. Morgan lives in Saluda, yet I am not aware of him ever attending any of the MPPDC meetings during the past year. I think if he had, strictly as a concerned citizen, he may have a change of heart. I think in the earlier days, this agency may have been very productive and the resulting actions fruitful. But that was then and now is now. It has become a propaganda machine promoting itself and requiring more funding from the Towns and Counties that are members. The MPPDC recently recommended to its members, the adoption of its 333 page water plan, in response to a State mandate. This water plan was based on faulty data and not appropriate for several of the regions it was suggested for. Another example of their missteps was the 2035 Regional Transportation plan. It was based on severely outdated data. A fundamental problem like the flood concerns at the June Parker marina area of route 17 was not even mentioned in the Es- Respectfully, sex County action plan. That Linda Smith corridor is a designated Hurri- Laneview cane Evacuation route and yet


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Even in the Storm, I Give Praise

by A. Kay Oxendine

These last few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind! For one thing, along with getting ready for this incredible season, my son has taken ill. He was having massive headaches, along with being nauseous. He has been a real trooper for months, until the sickness finally got to the place where he was missing more and more time from school. It seemed worse in the morning,and the more I tried to encourage him, the worse he got. His doctor, after many tests and a variety of medications, referred us to a Pedriatric GI at MCV. At first, the appointment was scheduled for February! But, little man’s condition continued to worsen.After an absolutely unbearable few days, of my son being horribly ill, the appointment got moved up to Monday, December 12. The doctor immediately ordered a cat scan and took more tests. We were so thankful that Johnathan is feeling better. He is not 100% as of yet, but he is at least looking and feeling more energetic, just in time for Christmas. I don’t have to tell all parents out there what this time has been like. It has been very stressful and on more than one day, I sat right beside my son all day, praying. I was scared. I posted on my Facebook, asking for prayer. I notified his school of his condition, and communicated as much as I knew, which still is not totally clear. Through all of this, I have also been accepted into the Richmond GATE program, which is a scholarship program for folks over 45 who have faced unemployment or struggling with a business. Because of our economy, unfortuately and fortunately, I qualified for this program, and it has been a real blessing. But the sicker my son got, the more I missed my school. I finally had to discontinue all meetings and classes until the new year. And I also made the decision to close the offices of 360 View and move them to my home. As you all can tell, these are alot of things to happen within a very short period. But I do feel they are the right decisions to make. The past few months have most certainly been challenging, but there Dear Community: It is always overwhelming to me when blessings show up. Well, one of our readers has been very active in “thinking

have also been many blessings. For one, the people I have met in the GATE program have changed my life, from the instructors to the students, who are all in similar situations, like me. There is a very strong bond the has been formed, and great information has been exchanged. I know that the lessons I have learned will stay with me, no matter where I go in my life. One of the biggest lessons is how to effectively network with other people and businesses, as well as how to brand yourself and make yourself more marketable. Another blessing is that I received my SWaM certification with the State of Virgina. I also authored a chapter in two different books: A CUP OF CAPPUCCINO FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR’S SPIRIT - AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS’ EDITION (Something Substantial to Hold Onto), and a chapter in a text book in France. (I am still awaiting a copy of this!) I have also been asked to write a chapter with a group of collegues in NC, talking about being a Native Women in today’s times. All of these things have inspired me to write my own book, which will be a collaboration with my friends and loved ones, entitled the Red Diva Diaries. Both of these latter books hopefully will be published by the end of 2012. I am telling you all of this informatio because I know that so many of you pray for this publication. I know that you have supported me personally and this publication - and I want you to know that those prayers and support have not been in vain. I will be sure that each person and organization that has supported this incredile endeavor will be remembered and taken care of. I know that no matter what happens, that it will be God’s will when all is said and done. And knowing that, I am at peace to celebrate this season with great joy and love. All that said, I want to wish everyone who reads this a blessed holiday season. It is my prayer for each of you, that your purse be full, your burdens be light and your hearts be filled with joy. Anticipate and expect miracles each day, not just during the holidays. outside the box” to generate money so that 360 View can continue to serve all of our community needs. Janice Moore has joined with her friend, Bridget Hengle,

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Governor’s budget includes $438 million for K-12 education Gov. Bob McDonnell this morning unveiled his first two-year budget, an $84.9 billion spending plan for 2013-14 that infuses public schools with $438 million, provides a larger cushion for potential federal cuts and fattens the rainy day fund. It includes his previously announced wishes to spend an additional $2.2 billion on state employee and teacher pensions, provide $100 million a year for higher education and divert more sales tax revenues to transportation. “This is a budget marked by tough decisions demanded by this difficult economy," McDonnell said this morning in an address to the legislature's money committees at the state Capitol. The standingroom-only crowd included Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones. "Virginia citizens and businesses live on budgets and make tough decisions every day," McDonnell said. "Richmond must continue to do so as well. It is critically important that we do. When we live within our means and make government work better, we create the conditions in which private sector job creation can flourish and the citizens of Virginia can innovate, achieve and find the opportunities for success they need and deserve.” McDonnell's plan, which does not include tax increases, is built on expected revenue growth of 3.3 percent in fiscal year 2013 and 4.5 percent in 2014. On the other side of the balance sheet, McDonnell carves out about $882 million in reductions -- $84 million from cuts at state agencies. The other $799 million would come mainly through public education and Medicaid. On the latter, more than $300 million stems from withholding normal inflation costs for hospitals, nursing facilities, outpatient rehabilitation facilities and home health providers. Provider rates would stay the same. In public education, McDonnell would not provide for inflation for nonpersonnel services and costs. He proposes scrapping so-called "cost of competing" adjustments made for non-instructional staff in some localities, mainly Northern Virginia. He suggests reducing funding for the Virginia Preschool Initiative by using different membership projections. Still, public education would receive $438 million in net new funding over

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the two years in his plan. That includes more than $913,000 each year to pay testing fees for all 10th grade students enrolled in a public school to take the preliminary SAT exam. McDonnell would add a new requirement that schools report what percentage of their budget is spent on instruction. He campaigned on putting more money into the classroom, with a goal of reaching 65 percent. A major budget driver is Medicaid, and $650 million is included in his plan over the biennium. McDonnell had previously unveiled his transportation funding plan, which, among other things, would incrementally increase the portion of the state sales tax dedicated to transportation to 0.75 percent from 0.5 percent over the next eight years. It would first increase to 0.55 percent for the coming two-year budget, and McDonnell's office estimated that first increase could generate an estimated $110 million over the two years. The governor wants to add another $20 million to the Federal Action Contingency Trust Fund, designed to help the state counteract impacts from federal budget cuts. That would be in addition to the $30 million in seed money he proposed allocating from the surplus. His proposed budget also would: -- reduce by $25 million the amount cut in aid to localities -- add $30 million to the behavioral health trust fund -- provide $11.7 million in 2013 linked to legislation he intends to propose to stiffen penalties on repeat drug dealers -- spend $40 million on economic development, including $10 million for a new biosciences research consortium to include Virginia Commonwealth University among other schools -- increase the so-called rainy fund by $132 million in 2013 and $168 million in 2014 -- eliminate $7.2 million for public broadcasting, something McDonnell has tried before -- offer $5 million over the two years for land conservation -- give a 3 percent bonus to full-time state employees in December 2012 if savings goals are met The legislature, with a new political dynamic following the November elections, will tackle the governor's budget during this upcoming General Assembly session, which starts Jan. 11.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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The Parent’s Corner My pastor has said “Parents do not have to teach their children to do wrong, they know how to do wrong, so as parents we must teach them to do right”. When God gave Moses the law and instructions for His people, He also instructed Moses to say to the Israelites Deut. 6:7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again. The word “teach” is a verb. It implies an active effort to train and instruct. Upon entering an area grocery store recently, I encountered a young man about 7 or 8 years old riding one of the motorized carts provided to aide the elderly and the handicapped. He rode it throughout the bakery area, the deli and across the front of the store. I was in disbelief that this young man was allowed to continue this feat without anyone telling him to stop. The parent or guardian who brought him to the grocery store was the first one to neglect this young man and the teaching and instruction he so desperately needed. Secondly, there were no less

Recent research reveals that practicing yoga can have a positive impact for people with type 2 diabetes. In fact, a simple yoga practice incorporating specific poses provides positive diabetes management benefits for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. For example, abdominal squeezes help the pancreas function properly, which is important for insulin production. Elizabeth Edelman, CEO and cofounder of Diabetes Daily, certified yoga teacher and living with type 1 diabetes, has experienced firsthand the positive effects of yoga on her own diabetes management. She provides the following advice to help people with diabetes take advantage of the benefits of yoga to achieve happier, healthier lives. YOGA’S IMPACT: MIND AND BODY Yoga combines meditation and breathing to form a relaxing method of exercise. The movement and meditation make it the perfect way to test both the mind and body. For people with diabetes, yoga is an ideal form of exercise because it heals both spiritually and physically. This is critical because so much of the responsibility for successful diabetes management is placed on the patient, even though outcomes are not always in their control. According to Edelman, “Yoga is more than just physical. By concentrating on your breath, you can reduce stress levels and calm your mind. Yoga can be an amazing and life changing way to get your exercise, especially if you have diabetes. “Yoga is a tool for helping people with diabetes live in the present moment and maintain a positive outlook. Too often with diabetes, emphasis is placed on the minutia.

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than 4-5 store clerks carrying out their jobs, fully aware of him doing this, and none took the responsibility to tell him to park it. By this time he is crashing into the line of grocery carts in the front of the store. Upon entering the express line, I spoke to the clerk about the fact that “no one” had told this young man to stop. Her first reference was to the parent. I immediately reminded her that she was an employee of the store and had full authority to tell him to stop misusing their equipment. You see, this young man knew he was wrong, and just wanted someone to care enough to tell him. Hebrews 12:6 For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes those he accepts as his children.” We are made in God’s image. It takes time, love and devotion to teach and train up our children, and it is not always convenient. Psalm 119:66 I believe in your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge. Anita Blake

Continued from December 7, 2011 “By the early morning we had awoke to the day of our reckoning, what we thought was possibly the last day we would be this side of the line. And we were frightful of this day something fierce. Well, actually I was frightful of it something fierce. I didn’t really know what Indian was feeling that morning, just like I never knew what he was feeling. Unless he said something to me, I had no idea anything tangible about my new friend. I still didn’t have a clue what part I was to play in this ordeal—at the beginning I was under the impression that we would steal or cheat, or something. But the only true interaction we had with outside people was when we stopped at that bookstore, and still all we did was pick up another letter from Running Bear. What did Indian want me for? I wondered to myself. “This is the day when we become the men to define our manhood—men made to make a tough decision: should forgive the doomed, or is life demanding us to seek just atonement?” Indian carried a sense of seriousness; I knew he couldn’t have been heavy-burdened in his heart as I was. After all, I was going to be a condemned man along with him, guilty by association. In all this time of prayer, betrayal and contemplation, I was beginning to realize how much of a sinner I truly was in the eyes of God.

We drove past the roads rapidly in our late-model pick-up, stopping only for an early lunch and very little of an early dinner. Then, about two hours before nightfall, we reached our final destination: an old plantation style house with brick columns holding up the front porch, setting at the center of wheat fields that seemed to me like they stretch for centuries. This was a house built by a man’s man. This was a house built by Running Bear. This was the house of Indian’s brother, and I was beginning to believe that the brother would turn into a dead man, housed only by his coffin in a shallow grave. If Indian would allow him the coffin. Rules of revenge are stringent, no matter who the person is that’s acting on them. “There he is,” Indian muttered as he got out of the truck. I looked out in the direction I thought he was looking in. And at that point, I got my first blurry glimpse of the man that was Indian’s brother. The man whose only fatal sin was stealing another man’s turtledove. His brother’s turtledove. Story continued on January 4, 2012

Yoga Poses to Benefit Diabetes So much evaluation is focused on past behavior – what someone did ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’ – or future consequences – fear over potential health complications if the patient is not responsible,” explains Edelman. “Yoga shifts that focus back to doing the best we can today, living now and in the present.” Emotional Benefits Meditation organizes thoughts and calms the mind Improves concentration Sharpens memory Relaxes the body Reduces stress Physical Benefits Increases effectiveness of pancreas and liver functions Increases sensitivity to insulin Strengthens core muscles and may lead to weight loss Stimulates blood flow, leading to better circulation BEST POSES FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES Paschimottasana (seated forward bend) This seated forward bend is an excellent pose for Yoga beginners. It is said to restore the body to a neutral position and stimulates the pancreas, liver, and kidneys. Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you with your ankles touching. Inhale and lean forward from your hips. Reach your arms out and try to loop your hands around your feet, or just reach as far as you can. Keep your elbows in and keep trying to reach further. Hold the position for 10 deep breaths. Uttanpadasana (raised foot pose)

VIRGINIA RANKS NINTH NATIONALLY FOR WINTER FARMERS’ MARKETS The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is pleased to announce that Virginia has broken into the national Top 10 List for the number of winter farmers’ markets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in mid-December that the number of winter farmers’ markets is increasing and that Virginia ranks ninth among all states in the number of such markets. Virginia now has at least 40 winter markets and is adding more throughout the season. In 2010, the Commonwealth had 21 winter markets. According to the updated National Farmers’ Market Directory, since 2010 the number of winter markets has increased 38 percent, from 886 to 1,225. These winter markets also account for nearly 17 percent of the nation's 7,222 operating farmers markets. "Consumers want to buy locally-grown food throughout the year," said Matthew J. Lohr, VDACS Commissioner. "Winter or yearround markets are able to meet this need and bring in additional income to support farm families." In addition to the jams, jellies, honey, milk, eggs, cheese and meat products, consumers can find a variety of fresh Virginia Grown produce during the winter months, including apples, greens/spinach, herbs and sweet potatoes. Many winter markets also feature Virginia Grown flowers, plants and even Christmas trees. A list of winter markets is available on the VDACS website, www.vdacs.virginia.gov, and also on VirginiaGrown.com. Lohr encourages any markets that operate at least one winter or holiday market in November or December to contact VDACS to add their market to the list. Market Managers should call VDACS’s Division of Marketing at 804.225.3663 or e-mail leanne.dubois@vdacs.virginia.gov.

This pose exercises the abdominal muscles and aids in digestion, constipation, and gas trouble. It also helps to stimulate the pancreas Lie on your back with legs and arms straight, feet together, palms facing the ground and touching the sides of your body. While inhaling, gradually raise your legs to 30, 60 and then to 90 degrees, pausing slightly at each angle without bending the knees. At 90 degrees, raise your toes upwards while the body lies on the ground. Maintain this posture for about 5-10 breaths. Then, while exhaling, slowly go back to the lying position through the same stages without bending the knees. Bhujangasana (cobra pose) Cobra pose is really great because it is the beginning of back bending in yoga practice. It begins to energize and activate the upper body including the neck, shoulders, chest and face. It also begins to activate the core, which helps to stimulate the pancreas, liver and digestive system. Lie face down with your feet together and your toes pointing behind you. Place your hands on the floor by your rib cage and close to your body Breathe in, pushing off of your hands gently, lift your head and chest off the floor. You will be using your back muscles here- this pose is a backbend. Elizabeth Edelman is available to provide insight on how yoga is beneficial for people with diabetes and which poses have the greatest impact on diabetes management. To schedule an interview, contact Kayleigh Fitch at kayleigh@sweeneypr.com 440.333.0001 ext. 105.

About Elizabeth Edelman, Diabetes Daily CoFounder & Certified Yoga Teacher Elizabeth Edelman was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005. After experiencing a lack of local diabetes support resources, Elizabeth and her husband turned to the Internet for support. She started blogging about her experience and the support was so overwhelming that she and her husband David decided to create Diabetes Daily in 2005. A certified yoga teacher, Elizabeth is skilled in the practice of Power Vinyasa in the Baptiste style. About Diabetes Daily Founded by David and Elizabeth Edelman, Diabetes Daily is a leading online support network that helps people affected by diabetes live a better life. The online support network features one of the largest diabetes forums, as well as original recipes, meal plans, cookbooks, blogs, educational resources, online blood glucose tracking, health challenges and diabetes related news. Diabetes Daily’s mission is to connect people with diabetes, facilitate education and promote advocacy. Since its inception in 2005, the support network has grown to include 60,000 members and 3 million annual visitors. In 2011, the network launched Diabetes Daily University (DDU) to provide tools, information, courses and personal coaching from global leaders in diabetes education. Consumers can join the network by visiting www. DiabetesDaily.com or register for Diabetes Daily University at http://university.diabetesdaily.com.

TOP FIVE TIPS FOR DONATING WISELY You better watch out. You better not cry. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (VDACS) Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) is telling you why. Scam artists may be coming to your town. During the holiday season, scam artists may try to take advantage of the spirit of giving. To help make sense of the many requests for charitable donations that come via mail, phone, e-mail and in-person, OCA has devised the Top Five Tips for Donating Wisely: Know the charity. Never give to a charity unless you know its history, purpose and reputation. Before donating, be sure the name of the organization corresponds to the charity you know and respect, as disreputable organizations often use sound-alike names to prey on the good name of well-known charities. If you are unfamiliar with the charity, research it carefully before donating. Request information. The majority of telephone solicitation calls are done by professional solicitors under contract with the charities. The professional solicitors often receive a specific percentage of each donation. As part of your research into the charity, you may wish to consider asking how much of your donation will be spent on fundraising and administrative overhead versus how much will actually support the charity’s purpose. Virginia law requires telephone solicitors to tell you the name of the professional fundraising company that employs them and that they are paid to solicit your donation.

Be suspicious of any solicitor who does not readily volunteer this information. Verify registration with OCA. State law requires charities that solicit donations in Virginia, except for certain exempt groups, to register with the OCA. To determine whether a charity is registered with OCA, please visit www.vdacs.virginia.gov/consumers/index. shtml and click on “Charitable Search.” Do not give cash or give in to pressure. Once you decide to make a donation, write a check payable directly to the charity and not to the individual solicitor. Legitimate charities do not expect you to donate immediately if you are unfamiliar with their services. Examine gift offers. Mail solicitations often come with a small gift such as greeting cards or personalized address labels. The charity sometimes implies that the gift is yours to keep only if you make a donation. State law, however, specifies that unless you asked for the item, it is yours to keep without making a donation. For additional information or to file a complaint related to charitable solicitations or any other consumer issue, call the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ statewide toll-free consumer hotline at 1.800.552.9963; in the Richmond area, call 786.2042 or visit: www.vdacs.virginia.gov/consumers/index.shtml.


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KWHS Wrestling Begins

The King William High School (KWHS) Wrestling Team competed in The Ram Cup Wrestling Tournament on December 10, 2011 at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Virginia. KWHS was one of only two Single “A” teams that competed in the tournament. Of the 12 teams that competed, KWHS placed near the top with a total of nine wrestlers earning 94.5 team points. Coach Joe Williams said,” The men did real well, and we are looking forward to a great year.” Good Luck Cavs!

Cool Spring Primary Holds Annual Nutcracker Performance

Giving Back to Those Who Serve

By Michelle Yates

By Joy Washington, Media Specialist

On December 15, 2011, before an audience of hundreds of patrons, the second grade classes performed their annual “Nutcracker” play. Under the direction of Lynne Uzel, and with the help of many teachers and parent volunteers, the play once again provided holiday entertainment for the Cool Spring families. “Soldiers” Demond Claiborne, Nicholas Mundy, and Jordan Wright smile brightly as they take a break from singing. Photo by Joy Washington

“Russian dancers” Colin Gifford, Zachary Toman, and Spence Harvey pose for their picture, donning their best mustache. Photo by Joy Washington Holding their lights while performing “Follow Me”, are (L to R) Kayla Todd, Sydney Tanner, Rudy Downey, and Skylar Harper. Photo by Joy Washington

The King William High School National Honor Society gathered new and slightly used DVDs and cell phones to send to our soldiers overseas. Task Force DVD, an initiative led by American Veterans (AMVETS), collects new and used DVDs and sends them to overseas bases. Cell Phones for Soldiers collect new or slightly used cell phones for soldiers to enable them to call home as

often as possible. For more information on either program, visit their websites: www. amvets.org/taskforcedvd and www. cellphonesforsoldiers.com. Photo Caption: The King William Chapter of the NHS. Photo by Kim Hicks

Ho Ho Homicide!

Story by Kim Tupponce, HHMS Junior Beta Club Sponsor

Students in the SCA and the Junior Beta Club at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School were invited to participate in an interactive murder mystery for the first time ever. The story theme, “Ho Ho Homicide”, involved a cast of the usual North Pole characters with some creative additions. Students and staff members dressed as elves, reindeer, and the Claus family for an evening of role play, deciphering clues, and solving a murder mystery. The night was filled with deception, bribery, sleuthing, and a lot of laughs! A lasagna dinner was served, and prizes were awarded for the best acting, best costumes, and best detective work. HHMS Principal, Dr. Stanley Waskiewicz and KWCPS Superintendent, Dr. Mark Jones also joined the fun. “I was very

impressed with not only the enthusiasm demonstrated by the students, but their ability to assume their roles so effectively,” said Dr. Waskiewicz. “Everyone seemed to have a great time, and students are already talking about a second event in the spring.” Mrs. Bianca Cabrera, SCA Sponsor, agreed. “The night was full of love triangles and lies,” she said. “The kids enjoyed the dinner as much as spreading the gossip! Overall the event was a great success and we can’t wait for our cowboy and cowgirl saloon event in May!” The Clauses paused for a family portrait at the Ho Ho Homicide murder mystery event. Left to right - Kristina Hart as Mrs. Claus, Rachel Groover as Connie Claus, and Parker Slack as Santa Claus. Photo by Bonnie Rice


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KWHS Coach Gives On And Off The Field

King William High School Athletic Director Dan Jones visited Mrs. Cassidy's Third Grade class at Acquinton to read a holiday story. This year was the second year that Coach Jones had been invited to be a guest reader in her class. The story that he read was Home for Christmas, by Jan Brett. The children were in awe of Coach Jones' story telling expertise. His expression and strong voice provided a wonderful experience for the children. According to third grader Crystal Botkin, "The expression on his face and his loud voice showed how the book was supposed to be told." As an added bonus for the children, each was given a Cavalier mini football by Mr. Jones. The children wrote thank you letters with illustrations to show their appreciation for him taking time out of his busy schedule to read to them a holiday story. Photo and Story, Gail Cassidy, AES Teacher

KWHS Senior Receives Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Certificate of Recognition

by Michelle D. Yates

King William High School (KWHS) is pleased to recognize Senior Ryan Miccio, who was recently honored for completing over 100 hours of volunteer service through HOBY, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership for Service Program. Miccio received a Certificate of Recognition based on his outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by his desire to give to others and his community. The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Service Program’s purpose is to inspire and create a global community of youth and volunteers who are dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs provide youth with opportunities for

unique leadership training, servicelearning and motivation-building experiences. “For over five decades, HOBY has worked diligently at helping young people make a difference and become positive catalysts for change in the home, school, workplace, and community,” said HOBY’s president and CEO, Javier La Fianza. King William High School would like to extend special congratulations to Ryan Miccio for his commitment to service. Photo Caption: Ryan Miccio, recipient of Hugh O’Brian Leadership Certificate of Recognition. By Kimberly Hicks


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Please send your community and church announcements to: Editor@360view.us. We are happy to let our readers know of the services you offer and what is happening in your communities. You can also mail them to: 360 View Newspaper, PO Box 824, Aylett, VA 23009.

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  7pm-until 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). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Mechanicsville TEA Party Meeting Mechanicsville TEA Party meeting, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, 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 804241-8614. 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Advent at Brett-Reed, 2011 Brett-Reed Memorial Presbyterian Church is preparing for Advent through intergenerational 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 BrettReed. The church is located 7 miles west of West Point, and 19 miles east of Central Garage on Rt. 30.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 7698400 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 804-562-8059 or by emailing cfm23086@yahoo.com.

Night At Bethlehem Inn A Success by A. Kay Oxendine The Drama team at Shepherds United Methodist Church on the corner of Fleets Mill Road & Hwy 360 in St. Stephens, VA presented their 1st Christmas Dinner Theater on Saturday December 17th at 5:30 pm. Dubbed as “The Bethlehem Inn”, the guests were treated to a real life event as each were treated as dinner guests at the “The Bethlehem Inn”. The Innkeeper made several announcements during dinner, which consisted of delicious dinner rolls, stuffed olives, cheese slices and a marinated bean salad, which then gave way to the main course of roast beef with gravy and green beans with potatoes. The meal was topped off with delicious pound cake and iced tea. Much accolades should be given to the congregation for their first time dinner theatre. It was funny, educational and enlighting, and it most certainly placed many in the Christmas spirit. One of the most incredible dialogues centered around the huge North Star, which many of the “staff” continued to try to explain to the Innkeeper, They used words such as “fiery”, “big tail” and so on. The Innkeeper stated that he did not realize there was a firebreathing dragon outside in the sky, which created much laughter with his “gueits”. When I arrived there, I realized I didn’t have my camera with me...when this happens I know it is Creator’s way of telling me to sit back and enjoy..and enjoy, I did.

The End of The Trail For Two Warriors by A. Kay Oxendine It’s never easy to lose loved ones. There is never a good time, a good place, a good age. In the last three weeks, two Native American Warriors have crossed over to the spirit world. One was at the end of his life; the second was just beginning his. My Uncle Jessie Richardson used to be Chief of our tribe, the Haliwa-Saponi tribe. Before that, he served as Vice Chief for a number of years under the one and only W. R. Richardson. But

Uncle Jessie was much more than that. It is with great pleasure that I tell you about this incredible man, who was the last of his generation to pass. Uncle Jessie was the baby of the family, and the younger brother of my Grandmother, Annie Laura Lynch’s family. He was around the same age as many of my uncles and aunts, so they grew up together as friends. Jessie was always a smiling man, who, no matter his condition, always had a good word to say. He worked hard for his family, and was the first Native American man to acheive his contractor’s license in the region. He loved his family very much, and was married to the same woman for 62 years,our beautful Aunt Bertha. When the angels came for Uncle Jessie on December 15, 2011 we knew thtat he would

be joining the rest of his very large family in heaven, and we can still hear the laughing and rejoicing. He will be missed but at 85, he lived a good full life. The second warrior is Christopher Jacob Levy, who was serving in the Marines in Afghanistan. Jacob, as he was better known, is the oldest son of one of my friends, Amanda, so I call him my nephew, as I do all the children of my friends. On December 7, 2011, I recieved a text from my sister Nora, asking for prayer. All the text said was that Jacob has been shot in Afghanistan, please pray/ Jacob was 21 years old, and died the following Saturday in Germany. Before he passed, his parents were able to get to him and held him as he passed.

When Jacob’s body was delivered home this past week, his remains were greeted with a tarmac full of dancers in full regalia. You see, Jacob was also an incredible dancer, and very active in his culture. As his body was moved across the airport, it was escorted by his family of dancers and singers. It was beautiful, as it was told to me. His services were held this past Tuesday, and he rode on the wings of angel as he crossed over to the spirit world. Rest easy, our dear warriors. Your work here on earth is done. Sleep well....job well done.


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Peace Elected Chairman of the Virginia Commission on Youth

Commission Focus on Policies Regarding the Needs of the Commonwealth’s Young People Central Virginia - On Monday, Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Chair of the Virginia Commission on Youth (COY). This position is Peace’s first as the leader of a state commission. COY is a standing legislative commission of the General Assembly which, by mandate, provides a legislative forum in which complex issues may be explored and resolved. Peace statement on being elected Chair, “I look forward to working with Commission members, staff, advocates and the general public to examine issues which effect the youth of our Commonwealth. As a parent and legislator, I believe in developing sound policies regarding the provision of services to our next generation of leaders and their families. Our success is a critical component for better outcomes.” The Commission was enacted in 1989 and began operations in 1991. The Commission is bipartisan with twelve members (six Delegates, three Senators, and three citizen members).

According to the Code of Virginia, the role and function of the Commission is to study and provide recommendations addressing the needs of and services to the Commonwealth’s youth and families.

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2011: Financial Advice During a Volatile Year

Consumer Advocate Asks CFP Board Ambassadors to Share Their Best Advice from this Year’s Challenging Market Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 2011 For sheer investment chaos, 2011 is Blayney says there is one additional hard to beat. How did CFP® profes- lesson that could be learned from sionals guide their clients in a mar- last year's market tumult - one that ket where irrationality prevailed? is strengthened by the Ambassador's Certified Financial Planner Board of list of advice -CFP® professionals Standards Consumer Advocate Elea- do much more than advise on investnor Blayney, CFP® asked CFP Board ments. Ambassadors from across the U.S. about how they advised clients dur- There are a lot of other areas where ing a year when nothing worked as financial planners are providing clarexpected. ity for their clients, Blayney says. A financial planner's job, as these CFP® There was one near-unanimous re- professionals see it, is to pull everysponse from the CFP Board Ambassa- thing together - taxes, cash flow, risk dors to the volatility and uncertainty management, as well as investments of 2011. It was that consumers need into an action plan that speaks louder the help of competent professionals to and longer to their clients than today's focus on the things they CAN control, evening news. as opposed to feeling helpless about the things they cannot. ABOUT CFP BOARD AMBASSADORS With the outlook for the coming year likely to be similar to the previ- CFP Board Ambassadors are Certified ous, the advice doled out by the CFP Financial Planner(tm) professionBoard Ambassadors in 2011 will be als serving as representatives of CFP just as applicable in 2012. This advice Board. There are 27 Ambassadors includes controlling the following: covering 25 regions in the U.S. They provide personal finance resources to * Portfolio Deposits and Withdraw- their communities, policymakers and als - Most prelocal media. 70 ½ clients CFP Board have complete Ambassacontrol over dors were the timing of c h o s e n their additions based on and withdrawtheir demals from their onstrated portfolios, leadership and thus can skills, pasmoderate the sion for the impacts of financial market volaplanning tility on the profession longevity of their funds. The source and commitment to the CFP Board's of portfolio withdrawals - whether mission to serve the public. from qualified retirement accounts or after-tax brokerage accounts - can ABOUT CFP BOARD also often be controlled by clients, to take advantage of shifting tax rates. The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is * Taxes - If investment returns have to benefit the public by granting the been difficult to find in the market, CFP® certification and upholding it as advisors are nevertheless finding re- the recognized standard of excellence turns to careful tax planning both for for personal financial planning. The 2011 and next year. Look at market Board of Directors, in furthering CFP troughs as opportunities to convert Board's mission, acts on behalf of the IRAs into ROTHs at a reduced tax public, CFP® professionals and other cost and review portfolios to consider stakeholders. CFP Board owns the measures to mitigate the new taxes on certification marks CFP®, Certified investment income that the Afford- Financial Planner(tm), CFP® (with able Health Care Act will impose in plaque design) and CFP® (with flame 2013. design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully com* Debt - Liability and expenses man- plete CFP Board's initial and ongoagement is as important to consumer's ing certification requirements. CFP wealth as asset management and eas- Board currently authorizes more than ier to control in a year like 2011. Put 63,000 individuals to use these marks debts in order of payment priority and in the U.S. refinance at lower rates. CONTACT: Dan Drummond, Director * Emotions - People can be prone to a of Public Relations P: 202-379-2252 "collective freak-out" during times of M: 202-550-4372 E: ddrummond@ volatility. Turn off the television and cfpboard.org <mailto:ddrummond@ look through the short-term to long- cfpboard.org term objectives. Objective advice and planning discipline helped keep these emotions in check.

“I look forward to continuing the important work of the Commission on Youth with Delegate Peace as chairman. He will carry on the Commission’s bipartisan tradition in providing a legislative forum for issues around youth and families,” stated Amy Atkinson, COY Executive Director. COY monitors the development of laws and policies in federal, state and local governments which impact youth and their families and contribute to the General Assembly’s ability to make sound policy decisions based on well-studied and reasoned recommendations. Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to his fourth term representing the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. The District includes parts of Hanover, King William, and all of New Kent County.

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These Churches Welcome You to Their Places of Worship FAMILY LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH has relocated to, 7283 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy, Aylett, VA, (the old Holladay House Furniture Bldg.) on Sundays @ 10:30 a.m. We want to invite you to our exciting worship experience. Children will enjoy KidzLife worship and KidZoo. COME JOIN US! For more information, contact: Gus Agostino (804) 769-2534 www.visitfamilylife.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hope Alive Family Church invites the LADIES to a Wednesday morning fellowship with discussion, sharing and encouragement: “How To Find God’s Master Plan For Your Life.” Times are Wednesdays from 10 - 11:30AM. Hope Alive Family Church is located at 7753 Richmond Tappahanock Hwy. in Aylett for more information contact the church @ 804-769-7299 or by e-mail: hopealive@verizon.net Also check us out on Facebook. Regular service times are 10:30 Sunday mornings with Back to Basics bible study at 9:30. hopeALIVE Kids have Breakfast and a movie at 9:30 and Superkid Academy beginning at 10:30. hopeALIVE kids presents the uncompromised, life-changing Word of God to children in fun and age appropriate ways. Hope to see you there! Hope Alive Family Church is located at 7753 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy. in Aylett. For more information contact the church @ 804-769-8872 or by e-mail: hopealive@verizon.net Also check us out on Facebook. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CORINTH CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 9153

Dabney’s Mill Rd., Manquin, VA 23106 Minister: Sonny Claiborne, (804) 7462762 Monday - Choir Practice, 6:30 pm Wednesday- Bible Study, 7:30-8:30 pm Sunday School - 10 am, Sunday Corporate Prayer - 10:15 am, Sunday Worship Service - 11 am, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sharon Baptist Church invites you to join us for worship. We are located at 901 Sharon Road across from King William High School. Sunday mornings start with coffee & doughnuts at 9 am in the Fellowship Hall, followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 am. Our Morning Worship Service starts at 10:30 am. Nursery provided. We have a Sunday Evening Bible Study & Children’s Activities at 6 pm. Additional Bible Studies at 10 am on Tuesdays and at 7 pm on Wednesdays. Youth (7th – 12th graders) meet at 7 pm on Wednesdays. Church office hours are 9 am to 3 pm Monday – Thursday. Call the church at 769-2320 for more information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Indian View Baptist Church invites everyone to their Sunday services - each Sunday at 11:00 AM. Join us this Sunday and every Sunday. 13349 King William Road, King William, VA 23086, (804) 350-1555. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Millers Tavern holds services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. Nursery and Sunday School are available during the 10:00 service, which is accompanied by the choir and organ and followed by a coffee hour. All are

welcome. Corinth Christian Church, located at 9153 Dabney’s Mill Road, Manquin, VA 23106 (about 8 miles off Rt. 360), would like to invite you to its Sunday School at 10 am, Corporate Prayer at 10:15 am, Worship Service at 11 am, Choir Practice on Monday nights at 6:30 pm and Bible Study on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A new ministry has opened its doors at the old Dyson Store in Dowsell. ROCsolid Outreach Center has opened a THRIFT STORE. This ministry helps many in need. Donations are welcome. Pastors Lonnie and Dana Brawley invite to browse the selection of clothes, shoes, house wares, electronics and furniture. Open MondaySaturday 10 am - 6 PM. Call 804 317 7415 if you need donations picked up. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CALLING ALL YOUTH! Coming to Aylett is Hope Alive’s Pit Stop Youth Group. We welcome all youth 13-17, grades 6-12 to join us for a fun-filled pursuit of the things of God. Regular Wednesday Pit Stop services are at 7pm in the church fellowship room. Join the Facebook page at Pit Stop Youth or contact via e-mail hopealivepitstop@gmail.com LADIES please join us from 10:00 to 11:30 am Wednesday mornings for ongoing fellowship with discussion, sharing and encouragement: “How To Find God’s Master Plan For Your Life.” REGULAR SERVICE times and hope-

ALIVEKids Superkid Academy are Sunday mornings at 10:30am. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Hanover Courthouse. We are a friendly, family-oriented Episcopal church a few miles from King William County, at the intersection of Rts. 301 and 54 (537-5516). The doors are open to our King William neighbors, and we’d love to have you visit and worship with us. Our Sunday schedule is: 8 AM, Holy Communion; 9:15, Christian education for adults and children; 10:30, Holy Communion. Refreshments and fellowship follow both services. On the second Sunday each month we have a Second Sunday Luncheon, free and open to all, where we sit down and catch up with one another. We have a special ministry to children, love to have babies in church, and welcome all persons of any sort to our worship services and parish life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Epworth United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Route 30 and Epworth Road in King William County, invites you to worship with them. Church service begins at 9:00 am followed by a time of refreshments and Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 10:30 am. There are regular bible study groups and youth groups available. For further information please contact Pastor Bill Walker at 769-1949 or visit our web site at www.EpworthUMCAylett.org.


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Cool Spring Primary Holds Eighth Annual “Chili with Santa” While the melodies of the Christmas season drifted through the halls, so did the smell of food, the laughter of children, and the “ho, ho’s” of Santa Claus fill the halls of Cool Spring on the evening of December 2, 2011, when they hosted their eight annual Chili with Santa event. Once again, there were community vendors in the gym selling everything from wreaths, to hair bows, to candy creations. This year the “reindeer room” returned, featuring crafts that students had made in their classrooms. The cake

walk and hot chocolate in the courtyard made an encore performance as well. Of course, there was jolly old St. Nick himself, and in addition to chili and hot dogs, hamburgers were an addition to the menu this year. Once again, the community provided huge support, donating food items, gift certificates for goods and services, and supplies. Cool Spring Principal David Rorick would like to especially thank the steering committee members for all of their leadership and direction, and for once again making Chili with Santa a

Showing off her festive mood second grade teacher Julie Cook dons a slightly modern version of the traditional “Santa” hat.

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huge success, raising over $4,400.00 for the school! The committee members are: Cynthia Cosby, Lauren Bradley, Elizabeth Longest, Lynne Buker, and Glenda Shulleeta. Working on kitchen preparations before the crowds arrive, school bookkeeper (and chili chef), Cynthia Cosby stirs a large pot of chili. Photo by David Rorick

King William Democrats Elect Officers for 2012-2013

Photo by Joy Washington Left to right: Andrea Geiger, Chair; Betsy Donoghue, Treasurer; Saundra Taylor, Vice Chair; and Jeanette Wagner, Secretary. At its biennial caucus in December, the King William Democratic Committee elected new officers for the 2012-2013 term. Travis Moskalski declined to accept a third term as chair and received a standing ovation for his excellent leadership over the past four years. The Committee elected Andrea

Please make note! As of December 31, 2011 - the Offices of 360 View will be relocated from 694 Sharon Road, Unit G to Walkerton. We will still provide a great newspaper for you, and will continue to bring you the latest good news in your communities. This is a very exciting move for us and one that we feel will totally help us with our growth and expansion in the future. You can reach us at the following numbers:

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Geiger as chair, Saundra Taylor as vice chair, Jeanette Wagner as secretary, and Betsy Donoghue as treasurer. Following the elections a regular business meeting was held to make plans for the upcoming year. The next meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at the Pamunkey Baptist Association Center, across from Acquinton Elementary School. If you are interested in joining the Committee, you may call Chuck Hawkins, the outreach chairman, at 804-450-0346.


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