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Wednesday October 10, 2012 thru Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Native American Boarding Schools Left Mark for Life By Jim Kent

Editor’s Note: This article was refused for publication at the Rapid City Journal, where the author’s columns usually appear. Reasons cited included that the events happened decades ago. When we heard of this, 360 View offered to gladly print the article in it’s entirety. For most people, memories of their first days of school are often blurred images kept alive by stories passed on over the years at family gatherings.

The methods used to achieve that result were quite a bit removed from the primary definition of the word: to take in, incorporate as one’s own; absorb. Unless the parallel is: to absorb; as to soak up blood from a large, open wound. And that’s what Native American children received: wounds upon

But for tens of thousands of Native Americans, memories of their early school days are nightmares they’ve relived throughout their lives.

plex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”. The condition comes as a result of suffering abuse for months, or years, and particularly impacts children whose personalities are still forming during this abuse. It’s no surprise the boarding school system would follow such a path, having been created by U.S. Army Captain Richard Pratt – a man who supported Gen. Philip Sheridan’s comment that the only good Indian is a dead Indian. Pratt added a slight caveat by noting “all the Indian there is in the race should be dead. Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.”

This topic came up This is, of course, courrecently while talktesy of Christian mising with a Lakota sionaries and the federal friend about “The government who both Photos: An Indian Boarding School Photo Gallery Top is be- Thick Dark Fog” – a felt “something” needed fore Boardsng School - Below is After documentary cento be done about “the tered on the impacts Indian problem”. Yes, it the boarding school does smack reminiscent system had on one of Germany’s Little CorLakota man: Walter poral. Littlemoon, who – even as an elder, has In the case of the Christrouble talking about tians, the goal was to that time in his life. “save the pagan savages” and bring them into the Having experienced fold of Jesus. A noble the waning days of calling, I suppose, but the strict Catholic I’ve always questioned school system, I’ve the mindset of beating often told people religion into someone. that all those years Automatically brings that with the nuns pre“what would Jesus do” pared me for Marine question right into the equation. their bodies, their minds and their Corps boot camp. souls. Wounds that, for many, From the federal government side, would never heal. For many Native Americans, the the goal was to completely eradiboarding school system mostly cate all traces of Native American Upon their arrival at any of the doz- served to prepare them for reliving cultures – something already at- ens of boarding schools established their abuses – over and over again. tempted for centuries, and quite across the country their hair was successfully from a genocidal point cut (a violation of most traditional of view. Native American beliefs, especially among the Plains tribes), they were The problem was there were still given uniforms to wear instead too many of those “redskins” of their own clothing, their birth around – and they had all these kids names were replaced with Europeto keep the cultures going. an-American names and they were forbidden to speak their native lanEnter the boarding school system, guages. which Native American children would be forced to attend and These regulations, often enforced where they would be “assimilated” with severe discipline that included into the dominant Western Euro- physical and emotional abuse – and pean culture. more, resulted in what some in the Jim Kent medical field now refer to as “Com-

HHMS Employee of the Month Hamilton-Holmes Middle School is proud to name Mrs. Claire Evans as the October Employee of the

Month. Mrs. Evans graduated from Mary Washington and has been teaching eighth grade science at Hamilton-Holmes for seven years. She has served as the science lead teacher and is teaching a new Science 8+ class this year. Mrs. Evans is very knowledgeable of her content and brings science to life for her students. She builds relationships with her students and parents in order to bridge the connection between home and school. Outside of school Mrs. Evans is very involved in community activities including implementing the annual 5K “Turkey Trot” walk and run. Thank you Mrs. Evans for being a great role model for your students and your many contributions to HamiltonHolmes Middle School!

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Voter Registration

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Romney People Visit Tappahannock

Over the last few days, voters across Virginia received their new voter registration card from the State Board of Elections. Your card should have arrived through your regular mail. Governor McDonnell instructed the State Board of Elections to ail these new cards to voters after he signed into law Virginia’s new voter identification requirements.

If you did not receive a card, it may mean your voter registration is not up to date. It may be that you moved or changed your mailing address, or this may be your first time voting in your locality. Regardless, if you did not receive a voter registration card in the mail recently you should consider checking your voter registration online. It’s easy to check your voter registration online. The State Board of Elections has a webpage set up just for that purpose. To get there, you can either click here or go to the State Board of Elections website at www.sbe.virginia.gov and click on the link near the top of the page that says “Check your registration.” That will take you to an online form. By selecting your locality and providing your first and last names, your date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number, the site will confirm whether or not you are properly registered. If you find out you’re not properly registered, it’s easy to rectify that as well. The Virginia Voter Registration Application Form is also available online. To obtain the form you can either click here or go to www.sbe.virginia.gov and click on the link on the far left side of the page (you may have to scroll down) that says “Voter registration Application.” You have to print the form and complete it. Then, you mail it to your local Registrar, whose address is right on the form. If you are not already registered to vote, your local Registrar must receive your Voter Registration Application by Monday, October 15. 12 Workspace Webmail :: Print This year’s elections are extremely important, and will determine our nation’s direction for generations to come. It is essential that you be counted. If you did Print | Close Window not receive your new voter card in the mail, please take a moment to follow the Subject: Aredetailed you registered vote? steps abovetoto ensure your voice will be heard on November 6. From: "Office of Senator Ryan T. McDougle" <senator@ryanmcdougle.com> Date: Tue, Oct 02, 2012 11:21 am

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Folks, The Romney-Ryan tour bus stopped in Tappahannock today and parked in the Walmart parking lot for about 30 minutes today. It did not have the candidates on board. The support staff elected to stop here just for a moment while heading on to Gloucester. They handed out yard signs, bumper stickers and window plaqards to a multitude of folks that were elated to see the bus. Here is a picture of the bus that I took with my cell phone. Butch Buchanan

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The other day we received a five page letter explaining that our Anthem medicare advantage plan has been eliminated. The letter was “lawyerly” written using legalize that you cannot understand, but basically stated that the plan I liked has been killed. There are millions that are covered by this plan, and there are millions that will be as confused as I was. The insurance company was not to blame for the policy cancellation. Do you remember when Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill to find out what is in it”? before cramming it down our throats!

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acare has turned into a war on every American that cherishes freedom and liberty. Our liberty and freedom are at stake. Government take over of the nations health care industry will be one more nail in the coffin. Other devestating revelations about Obamacare are just the beginning to come out. When will the other taxes, fees, regulations and death panels kick in? This one bill was designed to drive the USA to a single payer socialist health care system. These systems have failed in every country in which they have been tried. Socialism must be defeated, and free markets must be restored. Your vote on November 6th could pave the way to the repeal of Obamacare and the restoration of some of your Liberty.

This is an example of the new transparency of government delivered by Democrats! President Obama said , “If you like your present health care plan, you can keep it.” Today Beverley Walker for me that statement is just another Mechanicsville VA 23116 lie told by the President. ObamI am deeply disturbed and outraged by the recent coordinated attacks against our nation by Islamic radicals in Egypt and Libya that have resulted in the invasion of U.S. soil, the desecration of U.S. property including our flag, and the murder of U.S. citizens. In light of this attack on our nation -- and the fact that my tax dollars are funding extremist leadership in these nations -- I am calling on Congress and the President to immediately

CEASE AND DESIST any and all U.S. funding currently going to Egypt and Libya. I also support extending this CEASE AND DESIST funding policy to any nation whose government or people openly attack or undermine these United States of America. Contact your reps today and demand the same. WE ARE BROKE!

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No one has a greater claim to the democratic process than the men and women protecting it. As members of the military, they stand guard over our most basic rights--without any guarantee that they’ll get to exercise theirs. That’s the surprising conclusion of a new report by the Military Voter Protection Project (MVP), which rocked the presidential race yesterday with news that absentee military voting is down as much as 70% from 2008 in crucial states like Ohio, Virginia, and Florida. These are the lowest numbers we’ve seen in the last decade.

troops should be some of the most motivated voters in the country. After all, no one has borne the brunt of this administration’s radical agenda like the U.S. military. Its service members have witnessed the slashing of their health care, the integration of open homosexuality, the slow death of religious liberty, violations of the federal marriage law, the suppression of early voting and now the threat of a half-trillion dollar military cutback. So are America’s troops suddenly disinterested in the race for their next commander-in-chief--or is something fishy?

To most people, the decline raises plenty of questions. Given all that’s happened in the last four years, our

Mr. Major Mansfield Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Ever wondered what’s going on in foreign countries in which the Obama administration sends your hard earned taxpayer dollars?

Sudan: Demonstrators attempt to climb walls of U.S. embassy; storm German embassy, set fire to it. U.S. support: $31 million

Bangladesh: Islamists attempt to march on U.S. embassy. U.S. support: $200 million

Tunisia: Protestors break into U.S. embassy compound, set fire to cars; set fire to an American school. U.S. support: $25 million

Egypt: Demonstrators attack U.S. embassy, climb into compound, tear down U.S. flag, hurl stones; coincides with attack in Libya. U.S. support: $1.6 billion

Yemen: Demonstrators attack U.S. embassy, break through main gate, smash windows, burn cars, loot, burn U.S. flags, chant “Death to America, death to Isreal.” U.S. support: $62 million

Libya: U.S. ambassador and three others killed as Islamists armed with guns, mortars, grenades stage WHY? military-style assault; coincides Former Presidential candidate and had Presidents and Congresses from with attack in Egypt. U.S. support: John Calhoun Mechanicsville,Va.23111 Reform Party founder Ross Perot both major parties over the past two $2.5 million broke his self-imposed public re- decades had the sagacity and courtirement to make a bold warning: age to heed Ross Perot and Ron Resolution in Support of the America could be taken over. Paul’s warnings. In fact, looking back, Bill Clinton looks like a fisCommonwealth of Virginia Perot was the last man to make a se- cal saint compared to fiscal sinners Constitutional Amendment on rious independent run for President. G.W. Bush and Barack Obama. That was back in 1992. He withEminent Domain drew from the race after he and his Former presidential contender and family had received serious threats billionaire Ross Perot is worried that Whereas, this country was founded on the against their lives. By the time he America is a sitting duck for an unprincipal of private property rights and had gathered himself enough to re- named foreign invader. In an interthis has become an important aspect of the enter the race, all of his momentum view for his new autobiography, PeAmerican Ideal; and was lost and Republican hacks like rot said the nation’s weak economy Rush Limbaugh had a heyday mak- has left us open for a hostile takeWhereas, the Supreme Court of the United ing sport of him. But the things Pe- over. America is drowning in debt! States has indicated that the use of eminent rot tried to warn us about back then domain laws are a States’ rights issue; and have all come to pass. The economic Mr. Elmer Brown malaise that currently envelopes this Mechanicsville, VA 23111 country could have been averted Whereas, the government taking of priJenna Hawk Mechanicsville, VA 23116

vately owned property should be limited to We welcome Letters to the Editor and encourage the communities to use this space to express their opinions the need for public use projects only; and

and views. All letters must have a name and valid address or e-mail address. And please remember that a letter to the editor is the writer’s opinion or view, and not that of 360 View! Whereas, citizens should be adequately compensated when their property is taken Thank You! The Honorable E. Stanley Langford Chairman, Essex County Board of Supervisors Dear Mr. Langford,

would be well received. Essex Board of Supervisor support would be, not only correct but, politically correct.

Therefore, I humbly request that you and the On November 6, 2012 a proposed Virginia con- Board support the passage of this amendment by stitutional amendment (1) to Article 1, Section11. placing the attached proposed resolution on your of the States Bill of Rights will be on that days October 9, 2012 meeting agenda. I further request election ballot. that you consider the resolution and approve it on Specifically that amendment will require that em- that meeting day. inent domain only be exercised where the property taken or damaged is for public use and not Thank you, the Board, and the county adminiswhere the tration for taking the tine to review this matter. primary use is for private gain, private benefit,or I truly believe everyone concerned will be well private enterprise. The amendment further pro- served by the passage hibits the taking or damaging of more private of this resolution and the constitutional amendproperty than ment. is necessary for the public use. Most Sincerely, This is a very positive and beneficial constitu- Stan Balderson tional amendment for all Essex county property Laneview Va owners, whether they be farmers, business people or residents. Cc: William H. Pennell Jr, Interim Administrator Encouragement of the passage of this amendment

for government use including loss of use and/or income; and

Whereas, both the House of Delegates and the Senate of the Commonwealth of Virginia has twice passed an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia regarding eminent domain; and Whereas, the constitutional amendment will be on the November 6, 2012 ballot for approval by a majority of voters in Virginia. Now, Therefore Be It Resolved That, the Essex County Board of Supervisors does hereby support this constitutional amendment restricting the use of eminent domain in the Commonwealth and encourages its citizens to vote yes on the ballot in November. at a meeting held on


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Faith Hedgepeth was getting her life together; her death is a mystery By Mandy Locke - mlocke@newsobserver.com

Published in: Local/State http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/06/v-print/2395429/in-chapel-hill-a-bright-light.html

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A reward of nearly $30,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information that might help is asked to call Chapel Hill police at 919-6146363 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. CHAPEL HILL Faith Hedgepeth spent much of her last night like a typical college student, cramming at the library before blowing off steam with friends at a Chapel Hill dance club. The path that led the 19-year-old UNC-Chapel Hill student to the Triangle – and to her death – was anything but ordinary. H e d g e p e t h ’s roommate found her cold and unresponsive on Sept. 7 in the bedroom of the apartment they shared near Durham. In the month since, Chapel Hill police have been close-lipped about their investigation, saying only that they don’t believe her death was random. As the days pass with no arrest and limited information, her family grows weary, looking for clues among the clusters of friends she had knitted together over the past two years in Chapel Hill and Durham. Her father, Roland Hedgepeth, ticks through every conversation and visit with his daughter from the past two years, looking for anything that could explain how his daughter met such a violent end. Some emergency radio communication between responders referred to blood at the scene. Family members said the carpet and much of the walls had been stripped by police and sent to labs for testing. “From day one, I’ve been worried about Faith there,” Roland Hedgepeth said. “I’m looking at and questioning every scenario.” The possibilities are more numerous than Hedgepeth would like. Though Hedgepeth’s early years had been insulated from much of the world, her life in Chapel Hill was not. Hedgepeth’s entire world before college was a small Native American tribe, Haliwa-Saponi, that had settled a crossroads community along the Warren and Halifax County line northeast of Raleigh. Her freshman year, she lived in a dorm at UNC filled with students from around the globe. Back home, Hedgepeth knew practically every one of the 2,500 tribe members living locally by name, but in the Triangle, dozens of strangers crossed her path each day, including scores of travelers passing through Interstate 40 and stopping to eat at the Red Robin restaurant where she worked. Crime was minimal in Hollister, and her tribe stressed respect for women and children, yet Hedgepeth helped her friend and roommate navigate an abusive relationship earlier this year. Now, Hedgepeth’s family works through possible explanations: Did her roommate’s violent relationship somehow make her a target? Did someone from the dance club follow her home? Did someone she met at work become fixated with her? “She’s so beautiful and kind,” Roland Hedgepeth said. “People are drawn to her.” Struggling at UNC Hedgepeth shone bright in a community that often felt dim, especially to young people. Hollister is tiny, offering a mere blinking light for traffic bound for Rocky Mount or the Virginia border. There’s no industry. A bustling Dollar General offers practically the only commerce. The area offers scant entertainment, save for monthly powwows at the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal Center. The nearest Walmart is a 30-minute trek. The limitations sometimes felt like choke-holds to the young, said Alfred Richardson, tribal administrator. For Hedgepeth, though, it became a call to action. Her community desperately needed doctors. The nearest emergency department is about 25 miles away in Rocky Mount. In high school, Hedgepeth excelled in the sciences and loved children, so she headed to UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010 bent on being a pediatrician for her community, her family said. She was determined to complete a course her father had to abandon decades before; he’d enrolled at UNC-CH after high school but had to drop out when his wife became pregnant with their first child. “She was determined to fulfill Dad’s mission,” said Rolanda, Faith’s older sister, who helped rear her. Hedgepeth’s path to college was paved by the Gates Millennium scholarship. Designed for advanced minority students who couldn’t otherwise afford college, the scholarship covered the costs unmet by grants, the family’s ability to pay and other scholarships. Money was tight for Hedgepeth’s family; her mother worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement and her father worked in the furniture business. Despite the scholarship, Hedgepeth took on part-time jobs to buy groceries, clothes and gas. Roland Hedgepeth said his daughter never complained about having to pitch in, but he ached over his own memories from that freshman year at UNC.

“I didn’t have any money in college. My family was very poor, and all my friends had money,” he said. “I felt very out of place.” Roland Hedgepeth watched his daughter battle another familiar struggle: Academically, he fell behind his peers. Biology dealt a real challenge to Faith, and as she juggled a full load the first semester of her sophomore year, she felt overwhelmed. She tried to drop a few classes, but the change didn’t register, her father said. When the end of the semester arrived, she received failing grades for the classes she thought she had dropped. She lost her financial aid; she had to take the spring 2011 semester off and appeal her grades. “Faith was so ashamed,” Roland Hedgepeth remembered. “She was afraid to tell anyone, feeling like she’d let them down.” She decided to stay in Chapel Hill instead of returning to Hollister. She had secured a waitressing job at Red Robin, a burger restaurant along U.S. 15-501 in Durham. She lived off campus and worked as many shifts as she could. There she befriended a web of other young people. Some were recent college graduates deflated by a tough job market. Others studied at N.C. Central University. Manager Brandon Clearwood said everyone instantly adored Hedgepeth. “She had a way of making everyone comfortable, just had this contagious energy,” he said. “She never acted better than her job or better than anyone.” A father’s regrets Hedgepeth fought her way back into UNCChapel Hill this past summer. She took summer classes to try to catch up with her classmates. She talked of changing her major to education and becoming an elementary school teacher. “We were so proud of her,” Rolanda Hedgepeth said. “She really pushed through that time.” Over the summer, she hung out with fellow UNC student and prior roommate, Karena Rosario. Rosario, a UNC student from New Jersey, had started dating a guy she met in her apartment complex, Hawthorne at the View. By July, their relationship soured. According to court records, Rosario’s boyfriend, Takoy Jones, 21, kicked in Rosario’s bedroom door July 5, fought with her and took her phone to prevent her from calling police. In court records, Rosario describes Jones throwing her down and kicking down the doors to the bathroom and closet. Rosario changed the locks on the apartment, but several days later, Jones had returned, breaking into the apartment, according to court records and a police report. Jones was not charged. The next day, Hedgepeth drove Rosario to the Durham County Courthouse to get a restraining order against Jones. A judge ordered him to stay away from Rosario, the apartment and her school for a year. A month after the episode, Hedgepeth moved in with Rosario, family members said, sharing the apartment’s single bedroom while she waited for her financial aid money to arrive so she could rent an apartment of her own. Roland Hedgepeth wishes he’d known his daughter was stepping into a possibly dangerous situation when she moved in with Rosario. He kicks himself for not asking more questions about the neighborhood and her living arrangement. When Hedgepeth visited the apartment after his daughter’s death to collect her things, he could still see evidence of Jones and Rosario’s tumultuous relationship. The bedroom door was loose from its frame and unable to lock. The bathroom and closet doors were entirely off their hinges. After Hedgepeth’s death, as reporters and police flocked to the apartment complex, Jones appeared on at least one local newscast. He identified himself as a concerned friend and former roommate who lived at the apartment complex. He said whoever did this to Hedgepeth needed to burn. When reached this week and asked whether police had questioned him in connection with the case, Jones hung up. An attorney representing him on an outstanding drug possession charge couldn’t be reached for comment. Rosario returned to New Jersey after Hedgepeth’s death. She didn’t return messages left for her. A single clue gives police reason to believe Hedgepeth’s death wasn’t a random act of violence: There was no sign of forced entry. Rosario had stayed at a friend’s house the night of the killing, Roland Hedgepeth said. Without answers, Hedgepeth said he feels stuck. “It feels like the rest of the world is moving past me,” he said. “Each day, it feels as if she’s just died all over again.” News researchers David Raynor and Brooke Cain contributed to this report. Locke: 919-829-8927

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2012 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA POW-WOW TO HONOR VETERANS Hollister, NC- November is Native American month, and Pow-Wow, an American Indian owned and operated company, will sponsor the 21st annual Great American Indian Exposition Pow-Wow and Show on November 9-11, 2012 in Richmond, VA to celebrate the occasion. Pow-Wow invites the public to join us at this joyous event, which will be held at The Showplace (3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23223). A special ceremony will be held in appreciation of veterans on Saturday. The pow-wow is an opportunity for the public to interact with over 200 American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists, and crafts persons. Also, this event is an attempt by Pow-Wow to educate the public about American Indians, past and present, through the arts. Over $10,000 will be offered in dance and drum prizes, which will attract more than 200 dancers in full regalia from throughout the United States and Canada. At least Seven (7) drums are expected. Gates open at 9:00AM on Friday, November 9th for a cultural exchange for area schools. Native American Cultural Exchange programs allow teachers, students, and others to interact with our population. The public is welcome also all day on Friday. Grand entry (parade of nations) on Friday starts at 6PM and concludes at 10:00PM. On Saturday, gates will open at 10:00AM (for early shoppers), and the event will kick off with a parade of nations (grand entry) at 12:00 noon. Over 100 Tribes and over 200 American Indians in regalia (outfits) will be rep-

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WOW SCHEDULE NOVEMBER 9, 2012 9:00AM-Gates Open 9:00AM-2:00PM-Food Sales 9:00AM-2:00PM-Vendor Sales 9:00AM-2:00PM-Craft Demonstrations 9:00AM-2:00PM-Face Painting 9:30AM-9:40AM-Native American Storytelling: Rose Powhatan (Pamunkey) 9:40AM-10:30AM-Native American Dancers 10:35AM-11:05AM-Juan Salinas: Aztec Dancer 11:05AM-11:15AM-Native American Storytelling: Rose Powhatan (Pamunkey) 11:15AM-11:55AM-Native American Dancers 12: Noon-12:15PM- Flute Music 12:15PM-2:00PM-Visit with Dancers and Demonstrators 2:00PM-Close of Cultural Exchange Program 2:00PM-Gates Open/Vendor Sales 6:00PM-Grand Entry/Parade of Native American Dancers 6:30PM-10:00PM-Native American Dancers-Exhibitions November 10, 2012 10AM-8:00PM-Gates Open/Vendor Sales

resented at this year’s event, and they include: Haliwa-Saponi, Pamunkey, Piscataway, Chickahominy, Rappahannock, Cherokee, Sioux, Iroquois, Lumbee, Hopi, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Choctaw, Navajo, and so many other Tribes and nations. The public will be able to visit with and buy from some of the best arts and crafts vendors/ demonstrators in the United States. Items for sale include turquoise jewelry, moccasins, beadwork, rugs, books, and paintings to name a few. Renowned fine artists and jewelers will be represented at this year’s event. Face painting will be available for children and others. A tipi will be set up for public visitation. Bow-‘n-’ arrow shooting will also be available for the whole family. Buffalo stew, Indian Tacos and buffalo burgers are just a few of the delicious Native American food items that will be on sale at the event. American fare such as hot dogs will be sold too. Host Hotel: Crown Plaza West: Call 1-804-289-6216 Admission is $10 for everyone on Friday. Saturday and Sunday: Ages 3-12: $6:00 Ages 13-up: $10.00. Group rates are available. Call the show promoter, Barry Richardson, at (252) 532-0821 or send email to: powwow@vance.net. Call the Showplace at (804) 225-8877. TELEVISION AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE.

12 Noon-Grand Entry/Parade of Native American Dancers/Exhibitions 12:30PM: Veterans Honoring 1:30PM-1:45PM- Drum Appreciation 1:45-2:00: Hoop Dancer 2:00PM-2:30PM-Aztec Dancer Juan Salinas 2:30-3:00PM-Honoring/Specials 3:00-4:30PM-Native American Dancers-Exhibitions-1st round of contests 4:30PM-5:00PM-Storytelling-Rose Powhatan: Pamunkey 5:30PM-6:00PM: Honorings/Special 6:15PM-9:00PM-Native American Dancers/ Contests/Exhibitions 10:00PM-Gates Close November 11, 2012

10:00AM-Gates Open/Vendor Sales 12 Noon-1:30PM: Grand Entry/Parade of Native American Dancers 1:30PM: Drum Appreciation 2:00PM-2:20PM: Hoop Dancer 2:30PM-2:15PM-Storytelling-Rose Powhatan: Pamunkey 2:15PM-:2:30PM: Men’s Fancy Special-2nd Round 2:30PM-2:45PM- Specials-2nd Round 2:45-4:15PM-Native American Dancers-Exhibitions-2nd round of contests 4:30PM-5:30PM-“Give A Ways”/Honorings 5:30PM-Announcement of winners/ 6:00PM-Gates Close

22st ANNUAL “THE GREAT AMERICAN INDIAN EXPOSITION & Pow-Wow” November 9 – 11, 2012 The Showplace –3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike Richmond, VA 23223

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The Parent’s Corner Do you ever ponder and turn the clock ahead 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, or more, wondering how your kids will turn out? Do you consider that your parenting today is shaping the most precious of God’s gifts? Parenting can be a little scary sometimes, can’t it? We wonder if he or she will be making the decisions that lead to peace and joy, or those which bring heartache and pain. 2 Corinthians 9:6 Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. We have been discussing the attributes of a Christ-centered home. We have discussed that joy, orderliness, grace, service and spiritual disciplines are all components and reflect the love of Christ in a family. Today’s article is our last in this series “How do you create a Christ-centered home?” from Focus on the Family. The last attribute we will discuss is “God’s Pur-

poses”. “A Christian home is a place where the family’s goals are founded upon His values and the vision for the future is consistent with His plan.” Translated into “everyday language”, this means that we do things God’s way and not our way, and we raise children to do the same. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. The place to discover God’s values and vision is in His Word. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

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KING WILLIAM T.E.A. PARTY EDUCATION PROGRAM Presents The MOVIE

“Monumental”

Monumental is a 90 minute movie presented by Kirk Cameron. It is the story of our country’s beginnings - a nation built by a tiny band of religious outcasts - who hit upon a formula for success that went way beyond their expectations. What was their formula? The movie is inspiring, beautifully executed, powerful, and one meant to teach. Join us for the viewing of this movie. Where: Pamunkey Regional Library, 694-J Sharon Road, King William, Virginia 23086. When: Thursday, October 18th ------ 7:00 pm The T.E.A. Party needs all citizens of King William to help make a difference. Citizens like you can make a difference. Come out and join the effort.

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SIZE, COLOR, VARIETIES – IT’S ALL GOOD WITH VIRGINA PUMPKINS THIS YEAR According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), the state’s 2012 pumpkin crop looks very good. “The traditional orange jack-o-lantern pumpkins are the biggest I’ve ever seen,” said Kevin Semones, with the Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association, “and we’ve had great sales of specialty pumpkins.” Most of the wholesale pumpkins are gone now from southwest Virginia, the center of the state’s commercial pumpkin industry. The good news is, they are currently arriving at retail outlets throughout the state and the region, or consumers can find them at scores of pick-your-own farms. “Virginia’s wholesale crop on average was very good this year,” said Semones, “although there were some pockets in the state where drought took its toll.” He says Virginia generally fared much better than many surrounding states or in the Midwest where pumpkins are in short supply. Virginia has approximately 3,000 acres total of pumpkins, gourds, squash and other Halloween-related items. With about 1,760 pumpkins per acre for the 10-inch diameter size and up, the state

produces around 5.3 million of the larger pumpkins for market each year, plus thousands of pounds more of smaller pumpkins and gourds. Patsy Kline, Gladiator, Magic Lantern and Aladdin are the most popular varieties of the traditional orange pumpkins. Popular specialty pumpkins include colors such as white, green, a light orange almost like a creamsicle and even pale pink. Warty pumpkins, striped ones and bi-colors are also selling well. Apple gourds, swan gourds, mini pumpkins and mini gourds are very popular, too. Names of specialty pumpkins can be descriptive, like the peanut pumpkin that looks as though someone pressed in-shell peanuts into the pumpkin’s skin. Others are much more fanciful: Cinderella, Turk’s Turban, Lunch Lady, Bunch of Warts, Porcelain Doll or Long Island Cheese. The smaller pie pumpkins remain popular for school tours and other groups.

Pumpkins are a growing trend among Virginia farmers as more growers begin to enter the direct sales market and to get involved with festivals. They sell directly to the public on the farm, at farmers’ markets and to restaurants. “This is popular with both farmers and the public,” said Matt Lohr, VDACS’ Commissioner. “Growers love it because they are selling at retail instead of wholesale and get to keep more of their production dollars, and consumers enjoy the interaction with the farmers.” Farmers who grow corn, wheat, soybeans or other major crops often plant a few acres of pumpkins to diversify their operations and generate extra income. At these farms, people may come to pick their own pumpkins, but they go away with much more, the experience of a day on the farm. They can navigate the corn maze, drive the pedal cars through

the fields, lob small fruit through the pumpkin cannon, pet the animals, roast hot dogs, enjoy a hay ride, shell their own popcorn or mine gems, to name just a few features of pick-your-own pumpkin farms. Consumers looking for pick-your-own farms should go to VirginiaGrown.com and search by location – county or zip code. They can also go the website of the Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association, www.pumpkinva.org/. With one click on the pumpkin button on the VDACS’ homepage, www.vdacs.virginia.gov, they will find farms, festivals, recipes and other pumpkin-related information. When buying pumpkins, consumers should look for good color, a nice handle on the top (the stem) and no soft spots. For those who don’t carve their pumpkins at Halloween, the pumpkins should last through Thanksgiving as a fall decoration. ### Elaine Lidholm Director of Communications Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


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NEW HELP FOR KW HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS LOOKING FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS A new program at King William High School, offered through Great Aspirations Scholarship Program Inc., will provide free, confidential, oneon-one counseling to students seeking financial aid and scholarships for continuing their education after high school—whether that includes technical school, community college or a four-year college. GRASP is a non-profit organization with highly trained advisors who are adept at navigating the maze of the college financial aid process and paperwork. Susan Teerlink, who will be the GRASP advisor for KWHS, has close to 10 years of experience helping students with financial aid and scholarships, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the College Scholarship Service Profile. Beginning Oct. 5, Ms. Teerlink will be available to meet with students at KWHS on alternate Fridays. Ap-

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pointments can be made through the school’s counseling office. The GRASP program at KWHS is made possible through King William Delegate Chris Peace, who believes that an education is key to a prosperous future and wants to invest in the county’s best and brightest. Due to funding provided by a donation from the Friends of Chris Peace, GRASP’s services will be available at no charge to KWHS students and their families. GRASP advisors also are in high schools in Hanover, Charles City and New Kent Counties as well as 64 other schools and venues throughout Virginia. More information about GRASP can be found at www.grasp4virginia.com. Media Contact: Bettsy Heggie, CEO 804.527.7726/bheggie@grasp4virginia.com

HHMS Night Hosted by Don Pedro’s Restaurant Hamilton-Holmes Middle School held their first Don Pedro’s night on September 24. It was a success! Everyone had a good time enjoying great food with their families and friends while helping to raise money for their school. Thanks to everyone who participated! Story by Dakotah Smith, HHMS Student Photo by Kim Tupponce

Cool Spring Primary has begun to use the “Math Out of The Box” program to allow students to use their knowledge of concepts in mathematical thinking to problem solve. The program is designed to help students analyze information and become more creative problem solvers. As part of the program students are required to use writing skills explain their theories for math. Second grade teacher Tanza Foster confers with student Dusty Healey about how he can explain his problem-solving strategies in writing. Photo by Pam Franklin By Pam Franklin, 2nd Grade Teacher & Joy Washington, Media Specialist

AES Fourth Graders Become Map Makers Story and Photograph By: Ashley Sears Mrs. Sears and Mrs. Oldershaw’s fourth grade class created dough maps of Virginia. The students had to demonstrate their knowledge of Virginia’s regions and what each region looks like. They created flat lands, rolling hills, mountains, and plateaus. Once the maps were created, the students painted the regions to match their map keys. This hands-on activity helped Virginia’s regions come to life for the students.

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cation, health, transportation, and other matters vital to our state. The hope is that in-depth evaluations of specific programs will lead to better decisions when we return to session in January.

Representative Charles Graham North Carolina House of Representatives 1315 Legislative Building 16 West Jones Street Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 715-0875 (919) 754-3303 FAX charles.graham@ncleg.net COMMITTEES: Agriculture Appropriations (Justice & Public Safety) Commerce & Job Development (Business & Labor) Education Elections Insurance Transportation

I have also been active in many other events in our community during this interim as I continue to learn from you what I can do in Raleigh to improve conditions here in Robeson County. I appreciate the advice and guidance I receive from each of you about what you need me to do in the legislature. It was a pleasure to address the student body at R. B. Dean Elementary School in Maxton last week about the advantages of staying in school. I look forward to participating in the Grandparents’ Day activities at St. Paul’s Elementary School tomorrow. This week, I wanted to share a few pieces of information about ethics, redistricting, and the economy. I appreciate your taking the time to keep up with what is happening in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Ethics

Chairman Joint Legislative American Indian Affairs Caucus

The legislature’s bipartisan Joint Legislative Ethics Committee has issued new guidelines prohibiting legislative employees who serve at The Legislative Review the will of a lawmaker from havFrom the Office of Representative ing dating relationships or sexual relations with registered lobbyists Charles Graham or state agency liaisons unless they September 27, 2012 disclose the relationships to the emInterim committees continue to ploying legislators. The guidelines meet at the North Carolina General followed the resignations of two Assembly to discuss and study edu- members of the Speaker’s staff who

Sign up now for Oct. 18 Great SouthEast ShakeOut Virginia leads in registrations for multi-state earthquake drill RICHMOND, Va. – With one month to go until the first Great SouthEast ShakeOut set for Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m., Virginia leads the way in registrations for the multi-state simultaneous earthquake drill. Nearly 390,000 Virginians have signed up to practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” the recommended response to an earthquake. Virginia has joined Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland and the District of Columbia to help people understand the safe response to an earthquake and to promote participation in the Great SouthEast ShakeOut. To date, total registration stands at 560,000. The drill is open to everyone – individuals, families, businesses, organizations, schools and colleges, government agencies can sign up at www.shakeout.org/ southeast. Once registered, participants will receive information on how to plan their drill and how to engage communities to become better prepared for earthquakes and disasters. The ShakeOut earthquake drill, modeled after similar efforts held throughout the nation, provides an opportunity to learn and practice the appropriate, safe response to an earthquake: · Drop to the ground · Take Cover under a sturdy table or desk if possible, protecting your head and neck · Hold On until the shaking stops Virginians can learn more about the ShakeOut at www.vaemergency.gov. Click on the ShakeOut graphic. Also, the Great SouthEast ShakeOut website provides many resources for planning a drill and learning how to get better prepared for recovery from an earthquake. To find these resources, go to www. shakeout.org/southeast/resources Coordinating partners for the Great SouthEast ShakeOut include the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Since 2011, CUSEC has coordinated ShakeOut activities in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

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were found to have relationships unemployment rate rose for the secwith registered lobbyists. ond consecutive month, reaching 9.7 percent. The rate in North CaroRedistricting lina is worse than all but four other states: Nevada, Rhode Island, CaliA lawsuit challenging the legality fornia, and New Jersey. The nationof district maps drawn for the North al rate is 8.1 percent. Over the past Carolina General As12 months, the number sembly and the United of government jobs States House of Repin North Carolina has resentatives continues, fallen by 3,800. The with both sides gathernumber of construction ing evidence to bolster jobs in the state fell by their cases. The maps 3,400 in just the past were drawn by the Remonth. publican majority and are being challenged by Democrats who allege the maps fail several legal requirements. Please remember that you can listen to each day’s session, commitRedistricting is done every 10 years tee meetings, and press conferences after the state receives the latest on the General Assembly’s website United States Census data. The at www.ncleg.net. Once on the site, North Carolina Coalition for Lob- select “Audio,” and then make your bying and Government Reform selection – House Chamber, Senfound that all 60 people who com- ate Chamber, Appropriations Completed a recent survey distributed mittee Room or Press Conference to members of both parties want to Room. see a new redistricting process that I do consider it an honor and a privminimizes the influence of politics ilege to serve as your voice in the in map drawing. The coalition is North Carolina House of Represenstill gathering responses, and they tatives. Please feel free to contact will be posted on its website, www. my office with your questions, connclobbyreform.org. The House ap- cerns, and comments. proved a bill (HB 824) last session to establish a nonpartisan redistrict- Charles Graham ing process, but the bill failed to pass in the Senate. Economy Despite claims that the newest state budget would improve the state’s economy, North Carolina continues to suffer with one of the nation’s highest unemployment rates. The

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS Great SouthEast ShakeOut Start Date: 10/4/2012 Stop Date: 10/18/2012, early a.m. :15 PSA – Oct. 18 ShakeOut Earthquake Drill You only have seconds. Do you know what to do when the earth starts shaking? If it involves a doorway or running – these are not quake-safe actions. Learn more about earthquake safety and the Oct. 18 Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill at VAemergency.gov. :30 PSA – Oct. 18 ShakeOut Earthquake Drill The ground starts shaking – it’s an earthquake! What do you do? Drop, Cover and Hold On! If you’ve never heard this before, go to VAemergency.gov to learn how to be quake safe and to find out how to register for the first-ever Great SouthEast ShakeOut. You can be part of a multi-state earthquake drill that will happen Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. Remember, when the ground shakes, Drop, Cover and Hold On! Learn more about earthquake safety and the Oct. 18 Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill at VAemergency.gov.

:60 PSA – Oct. 18 ShakeOut Earthquake Drill At 10:18 a.m. October 18, you can join people in several southeastern states including Virginia who will participate in the first-ever Great SouthEast ShakeOut. The ShakeOut is a simultaneous earthquake drill to help us all learn the safe way to protect ourselves during earthquakes. The best thing to do is to DROP, COVER and HOLD ON. Drop to the ground before the earthquake drops you; take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table and covering your head and neck with your hands and arms; and hold on to it until the shaking stops. You can learn more about earthquake safety and how to register for the Oct. 18 Great SouthEast ShakeOut by going to VAemergency.gov. Earthquakes happen without warning and the shaking could be so violent that you cannot run or crawl. So remember, when the earth starts shaking – don’t run outside! Immediately DROP, COVER and HOLD ON. Learn more about the Oct. 18 Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill at VAemergency.gov.


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History Comes to Life During Historic Ghost Walk, Oct. 12-13 in Elizabeth City, N.C. Elizabeth City , NC – Real-life accounts of the people who lived through an Antebellum period in Elizabeth City history known as “the terrible time” will be the focus of the 16th Annual Historic Ghost Walk, Oct. 12-13 in Elizabeth City, N.C.

Part history lesson, home tour and lively community theatre, Ghost Walk is presented by the Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association and performed by local actors. There are eight sites featured in this year’s tour. Among the highlights will be:

Marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Elizabeth City (Feb. 10, 1862), this year’s event will transport visitors to scenes surrounding a pivotal North Carolina Civil War engagement during which Confederate Commodore William F. Lynch’s “Mosquito Fleet” fell to Union Commander Stephen C. Rowan. Rowan’s troops occupied Elizabeth City, and for the remainder of the war, North Carolina’s coastal rivers remained in Union hands.

* The Bland House (501 W. Main Street), where Ghost Walk patrons will hear from Union Gen. Edward Wild, whose troops occupied Elizabeth City for seven days—a period that was recorded as “the worst week in Elizabeth City history.” In fact, Wild was referred to as the “devil himself” by those who lived to tell it.

“We will convey the Battle of Elizabeth City from different people’s views,” said Marjorie Berry, a local historian and scriptwriter for Ghost Walk. “Each character represents a piece of a puzzle that, when complete, paints a picture of what life was like at that time.”

* The Foreman House B&B (311 W. Church Street), featuring George Decatur Pool, a prominent local planter, who will detail what life was really like during the federal occupation.

able at The Center, Muddy Waters, and Page After Page. In addition, a fried chicken and barbeque dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. both nights at PNC Bank for $8. Ghost Walk ticket sales benefit Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Asso* The ciation programs. Visit www.HisC u l - toricGhostWalk.org for details or p e p - call 1-888-936-7387. per Inn ( 6 0 9 To further explore Civil War history W . in Elizabeth City, visit the Museum M a i n of the Albemarle’s exhibition Under Street), Both Flags: Civil War in the Albet h e marle, and take the self-guided Civs t a g e il War Trails in Elizabeth City tour. f o r Download a free tour brochure at c o m i c www.DiscoverElizabethCity.com. relief as actors portraying Harlot O’Hara, Rat Butler and Priss Pot Documents and/or Photos available will present “Back with the Breeze,” for this release: a spoof of Gone with the Wind. Historic Ghost Walk News Release The Battle of Elizabeth City will The Center at Arts of the Albemarle, be portrayed during Historic Ghost at 516 E. Main Street, is the head- Walk (ECACVB photo) quarters for the tours, which run Historic Ghost Walk from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free transportation is provided to and from To view supporting documents and/ the Ghost Walk sites. Tickets, good or photos, go to www.enr-corp. for both nights, are $12, or $10 com/pressroom and enter Release with a military ID, and are avail- ID: 338454 * The Museum of the Albemarle (501 S. Water Street), where local singers who make up the Cornerstone Choir will perform a collection of Negro spirituals.

FIRST HORSE IN 2012 TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS ~ Horse had not been vaccinated for disease ~

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) today announced 2012’s first positive case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse. The horse, a nine-year-old Morgan gelding, was from Loudoun County. It had not been vaccinated for WNV for at least three years. The onset of symptoms was September 11. The horse was euthanized and necropsied at VDACS’s animal health laboratory in Warrenton on September 13.

consult with their veterinarians to choose a re-vaccination schedule to protect their horses effectively. Prevention methods besides vaccination include destroying standing water breeding sites for mosquitoes, use of insect repellents and removing animals from mosquito-infested areas during peak biting times, usually dusk to dawn.

and humans to mosquito-borne diseases.

Currently, no drugs exist to treat WNV specifically in horses or humans. The mortality rate in equines is about 30 percent. Treatment for an infected horse consists of supportive therapy to prevent the animal from injuring itself throughout the two to three weeks of the Mosquitoes can transmit the disease. A veterinarian can previrus from bird to bird. Occasion- scribe treatment tailored to the parally a mosquito that has bitten an ticular case. Dr. Joe Garvin, head of VDACS’ infected bird will then bite a human, Office of Laboratory Services, urges horse owners to check with their veterinarians about vaccinating their animals for WNV. “WNV is a mosquito-borne disease,” he said, “and we generally start seeing our first cases in August and September. The disease is preventable by vaccination, as is Eastern Equine Encephalitis, so many veterinarians recommend vaccination at least yearly, and in mosquito-prone areas, every six months.” He adds that mosquito season in Virginia can run through November. The WNV vaccine for equines initially requires two doses administered three to six weeks apart. The vaccine takes four to six weeks from the second dose for optimal effectiveness. Horse owners should

horse or other mammal and transmit the virus to them. Transmission between horses and humans is extremely unlikely. Continuous, effective mosquito control can minimize the risk of exposure of both horses

Animal owners should consult their veterinarians if an animal exhibits any neurological symptoms such as a stumbling gait, going down, facial paralysis, drooping or disinterest in their surroundings.

Currently, there are live-animal tests for WNV in horses and chickens, but none for other animals, although testing can be done on any dead animal. Animal owners should consult their veterinarians or the nearest VDACS Regional Animal Health Laboratory for advice or information should an animal exhibit symptoms of WNV. The location and phone number of each lab is available at vdacs.virginia.gov/ about/directory-ais.shtml. The following websites provide more information on WNV and how to protect humans and horses: Horses: vdacs.virginia.gov/animals/wnv. html aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/ wnv/ Humans: vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/ DEE/Vectorborne/factsheets/westnilevirus.htm Elaine Lidholm Director of Communications Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 102 Governor Street Richmond VA 23219 804.786.7686

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STATE ANNOUNCES NEARLY $500,000 IN SPECIALTY CROP GRANTS FOR VIRGINIA ~ Benefitting crops include tomatoes, strawberries, wine grapes, pumpkins, gourds and more ~

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has announced funding for 22 agriculturerelated projects that will promote and enhance the competitiveness of Virginia’s specialty crops. The projects resulted from the competitive grant process established by VDACS for USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Specialty Crop Block Grant funds. Crops such as wine grapes, pumpkins, vegetables, Christmas trees, strawberries, honey bees, ornamental gourds and Virginia grown plants that can improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay all strive to benefit from these grant awards, and in addition, farmers will learn new methods of growing, protecting, certifying and marketing specialty crops. Grants ranged from $5,000 to $30,000 per organization. “These grants represent nearly a half-million dollar investment in Virginia’s economy that will boost economic development and create agribusiness jobs in the state,” said Matthew J. Lohr, VDACS Commissioner. “Each year I am amazed at the innovative projects that receive grants, and this year’s grant recipients have been especially creative in the ways they will enhance production, set up distribution systems and train our state’s farmers to increase the competitiveness of specialty crops in Virginia. I congratulate these individuals, educational institutions and organizations for pursuing concepts that will help growers add value and enhance marketing opportunities across Virginia.” The Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 authorized the USDA to provide funds to the states to promote specialty crops including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and nursery crops. When considering grants

for the USDA Specialty Crop Program, VDACS gave priority to projects that included the following activities: assisting farmers in transitioning into specialty, high-value agricultural initiatives that address the eligible specialty crops; increasing net farm income through high-value or value-added enterprises; finding new ways to market or to add value to specialty agricultural products; and developing pilot and demonstration programs in specialty agriculture that have the potential for transferability within rural Virginia. VDACS is awarding grants totaling $495,635.04 for the following projects, which are listed in no particular order: · Optimal Nitrogen Fertilizer Management for Pumpkin Production in Virginia, Mark Reiter, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg · Transitioning Small, Medium and Large Scale Specialty Crop Farmers from USDA GAP Certification to the Harmonized Audit – Kathlyn Terry, Appalachian Sustainable Development, Abingdon · Development of a Value-Adding and Agricultural Processing Facility in SW Virginia, Michael Burton, Sustain Floyd, Floyd · Virginia Wineries Association Cooperative: Virginia Wine Online, Laurie Aldrich, Virginia Wineries Association, Richmond · Benefits and Potential Drawbacks

of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Vegetable Crops, Tom Kuhar, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg · Virginia Wineries Commonwealth Quality Alliance, Laurie Aldrich, Virginia Wineries Association, Richmond · Phase III, Marketing Expansion Initiative Promoting Virginia Grown Christmas Trees, Jeff Miller, Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association, Christiansburg · Investigating the Lifecycle of Ripe Rot of Grape Caused by Colletotrichum Species, Mizuho Nita, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg · Enhancing the Managerial Skills and Competitiveness of Virginia Strawberry Growers, Gail Moody Milteer, VDACS, Franklin · Financial Viability of Grafted Tomatoes, Kathleen O’Hara, Virginia Association for Biological Farming, Lexington · Prince William Regional Beekeepers Queen Rearing Group, Karla Eisen, Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association, Prince William · Taking Direct Marketers to the Next Level with Educational Workshops, Catherine Belcher, Virginia Farmers Direct Marketing Association, Richmond · Improve Sustainable Beekeeping in Virginia through Development of Genetically Superior Queen Bees, Creation of Queen Rearing Program and Educational Outreach, Sean Kenny, Norfolk Beekeepers, Norfolk · Preparing Specialty Crop Farmers to Enter the Institutional Market through Education, Outreach and GAP Training, Emily Manley, Local Food Hub, Inc., Charlottesville · Improving Vegetable Crop Production, Kevin Semones, Virginia Pumpkin

Growers Association, Hillsville · Use of Haygrove to Manage Weed, Insect Pressure, Disease and Soil Fertility in Virginia Grown Organic Strawberry Farms, Asmare Atalay, Virginia State University, Petersburg · Increasing Sales and Production of Ornamental Gourds in Virginia, Kevin Semones, Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association, Hillsville · Utilizing Virginia Grown Plants to Improve Chesapeake Bay Water Quality, Lorene Blackwood, Virginia Green Industry Council, Christiansburg · Arcadia’s Food Hub – Linking Farmers with Consumers in the Washington, D.C. Region, Matthew Mulder, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Alexandria · Specialty Hard Cider Apple Varieties, Maureen Kelley, Nelson County, Lovingston · Hops Planting Cost-Share Program, Maureen Kelley, Nelson County, Lovingston · Education and Demonstration of High Tunnel Fresh Market Vegetable Production for Small Farms and the Community, Sara Reiter, Eastern Shore Resource Conservation and Development Council, Melfa · The Need for Bees, Fred P. Wydner, III, Pittsylvania County Beekeepers Association (PCBA), Chatham For more information on specialty crops in Virginia, contact VDACS’ Division of Marketing at 804.786.3530. Elaine Lidholm Director of Communications Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 102 Governor Street Richmond VA 23219 804.786.7686

NATIONAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY CANDIDATES SLATED FOR PRESIDENTIAL PARDON HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE

On October 2 at 11:30 a.m., Steve Willardsen, President of Cargil Value Added Meats; Hobey Bauhan, President of the Virginia Poultry Federation; and Matt Lohr, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), will held a media availability at an exhibit to the side of Meadow Pavilion at the State Fair of Virginia. Present with them will be two turkeys from a small flock being raised as potential candidates for the National Thanksgiving Turkey.

If events unfold as in previous years, a turkey will be pardoned by President Barack Obama prior to Thanksgiving. This year’s turkey will come from a flock hatched in Rockingham County, Virginia, on July 13, 2012. The pardoned turkey then usually goes to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate to live out the rest of his life. All turkeys from the flock of 40 were originally considered candidates for the official National Thanksgiving

Turkey, but some, such as these two, Elaine Lidholm will serve as spokesturkeys instead. Director of Communications Because they cannot return to their Virginia Department of Agriculture flock for biosecurity reasons, after their appearance at the State Fair, they will go to a suitable home, such as a petting zoo. Willardsen, Bauhan, Lohr and the two turkeys will be available for interviews and photo opps.

Diversity Café Education Series:

Cultural Influences on Health in Southeastern North Carolina

A candid overview of the positive and negative cultural influences on the population of southeastern North Carolina: Our foods, environments and lifestyles.

October 17, 2012 12:00-1:30pm

Presented by Dr. Jeff Bolles

Assistant Professor, HPER & Health Promotion Coordinator

Multicultural Center, Old Main


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Participation in the KING WILLIAM T.E.A. PARTY (Taxed Enough Already) is open to all citizens of good will. No sign up, 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Frog Level Volunteer Fire Dept. is seeking vendors for our fall festival and parade on Oct. 27. If interested please email crozell@verizon.net or call 804-338-8697 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GOOD KARMA will be hosting their Annual Fall Sale on Saturday, October 13 at King William High School from 7AM - 1PM (rain date October 20). Yard sale spots are available for $10 each and consist of four student parking spots. Tables are not provided. Gates will open at 5:30 AM and yard sale spots are offered on a first come first serve basis. Yard sale spots must be set up and ready no later than 7 AM and you must be prepared to leave the premises no later than 2 PM. If you would like to reserve a spot or have any questions please contact Lisa Woody at 994-8742. Please note: A $1 discount will be provided to ALL participants who make a 4 can donation to the GOOD KARMA “Fill A Box” Non-Perishable Food Drive.

Call: 910-655-8778 October TBD Meherrin Powwow Ahoskie, NC Contact: meherrinpowwow@aol.com November 2 NC Indian Senior Citizens Coalition Conference Fayetteville, NC Call: Helen Cook 910-424-3846 November 3 Native American Cultural Festival Guilford Native American Art Gallery Greensboro, NC Call: 336-2736605 November TBD4th Annual Charlotte Mecklenburg American aIndian Heritage Month CelebrationCharlotte Museum of History Charlotte, NC Call: 704-568-1774 November 11 weekend Great American Indian Expo The Showplace, Richmond, VA Call: Barry Richardson, 252-538-0821 15th St. James Waccamaw Siouan “FESTIVAL” Saturday, November 10 at 10:00am in EST at St James Volunteer Fire Department November17-17th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration NC Museum of History Raleigh, NC Call: 919-8077979 University of Maryland’s 8th Annual Powwow, Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 10:0am - 6:00pm, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, UM College Park, 20742 POC: Dottie Chiquelo chicodh@umd.edu. Grand Entry at 11:00am. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Windemere Art Gallery 6162 Mechanicsville Turnpike 730.0384 Reception October 20, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Judged All Media Show Featuring Lee Artists Association “Autumn Daze” Through October 31 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ King William T.E.A. Party 7-8 PM Thursday, October 11th at KW Administration Building. Regular meeting with short video clips and brief updates on local, state and national issues. Come early if you can and see another of the stirring and inspiring videos we’ve found. We’ll start it at 6:45 but come on in and have a seat anytime.

GOOD KARMA is a non-profit organization formed in March of 2010 by friends, family members and citizens of King William and surrounding counties. GOOD KARMA works closely with their local School Systems and Social Service Organizations to collect food and monetary donations to provide assistance for less fortunate members of our communities. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer your time or services PLEASE contact Lisa Woody at the number listed above. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UPCOMING POW-WOWS Oct 13 - IWC Round Dance - Pamunkey Rez, KW VA October 19-20 Waccamaw Siouan Powwow Tribal Grounds Bolton, NC

KWTP’s fast paced and info packed meetings are open to all citizens of good will. They begin promptly at 7 PM and you’ll be out by 8. 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 lots more info www.kwteaparty.com King William T.E.A. Party 7-8 PM Thursday, October 25th at KW Administration Building. KWTP’s special series of often-controversial subjects and speakers continues. Topic to be announced in an upcoming issue of this paper and on the website www.kwteaparty.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Testifying Toastmasters, Eastern Hanover’s only OPEN Toastmaster club, has changed its meeting times to the 2nd and 4th THURSDAY of every month. Still at 630-800 pm at Hanover Nazarene Church. If you seek better commu-

nication skills and more confidence in a safe environment, come out to the Testifying Toastmasters! Contact Sandy Sanders, Membership/PR VP at eesjresquire@netscape.net or 804.779.3057 . Testifying Toastmasters is a outreach service of Hanover Nazarene Church to the Mechanicsville community. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Grace Temple Ministries Wednesday Bible Study 7:00p.m at KWFR Community Hall in Aylett Va. Subjects include, What is the Gospel? What is true Repentance and Faith toward God through Jesus Christ? What is the Church of The Living God? The apostle’s doctrine including the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Scriptural role of men and women in the local Church. Biblical truth concerning marriage, divorce and re-marriage. Contact Reverend Dennis Lee Dabney at 804 633-1261 or scripturalrestoration7@hotmail.com. Thanks for your prayers in advance. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PAMUNKEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION RT 30 ANNUAL NIGHT OF PRAYER---------THE ANNUAL PRAYER NIGHT, SPONSORED BY BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF VIRGINIA AND CO-SPONSORED BY AREA A DISTRICT 2 OF THE BGCOFVA, WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 24 AT SAID PLACE AT 7:30 PM. THE CHURCHES OF MIDDLE KW WILL CONDUCT THE SERVICE AND CHURCHES OF WEST POINT AND SEVERAL FROM NEW KENT WILL ALSO BE SERVING. ALL ARE INVITED TO COME AND BE A PART OF THIS SPECIAL PRAYER NIGHT. COME ONE COME ALL AND JOIN US AS WE WILL BE IN PRAYER FOR THE HEALING OF OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR NATION AND THE WORLD, SONGS WILL BE SUNG AND MINI MESSAGES WILL BE DELIVERED. COME, COME, COME YOUR PRESENCE WILL BE MOST WELCOMED. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our Pastor! There will be a Birthday Banquet to celebrate and honor Pastor Mary Edwards on Sunday October 14, 2012 following the morning service. Come and be a blessing to this great servant of God! Christian Fellowship Ministries is located at 304 W. Chinquapin Rd. King William County, VA. For more information please contact 804-769-1192, 804-562-8059 begin cfm23086@yahoo.com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ October Announcement –Christian Fellowship Ministries will be in a monthly revival! The Elders and Ministers will be speaking each Wednesday through Friday in October at 7 pm nightly! Please come and be blessed by the Lord! Christian Fellowship Ministries is located at 304 W. Chinquapin Rd. King William County, VA. For more information please contact 804-769-1985, 804-562-8059 or cfm23086@yahoo. com. Sunday October 14, 2012: Come join the members of Christian Fellowship Ministries (CFM) as we continue to celebrate our Pastor! There will be a Birthday Banquet to celebrate and honor Pastor Mary Edwards on Sunday October 14, 2012 following the morning service. Come and be a blessing to this great servant of God! Christian Fellowship Ministries is located at 304 W. Chinquapin Rd. King William County, VA. For more information please contact 804-769-1985, 804562-8059 begin cfm23086@yahoo.com.

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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Looking for Ghost Stories Do you have a ghost story from Hanover County? Would you like it to be included in my book Haunted Hanover? If so, I would love to hear your story. Contact me at Haunted Hanover, P.O.Box 2381, Mechanicsville, Va 23116. Your information can be kept private if you wish.I look forward to your scary stories.


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“Old Time Country Fair and Community Fall Festival” Saturday, October 20th, from 11 AM to 2 PM, rain or shine

Folks around here look forward to this celebration of God‘s bounty and blessings. Again this year on the grounds of historic St. Stephens Baptist Church, a stone’s throw down Rte 14 The Trail from stoplight at Rte. 360 at St. Stephens Church. Free and Fun for the Whole Family ! Hayrides, music, kids games ‘n crafts, big bouncie, pony rides, silent auction, food and bake sale, Brunswick Stew and more! Critter Swap again this year. Show, swap or sell yer little animals. All are welcome at this community-sponsored event, produced by the good folks at St. Stephens Baptist Church. For more information please contact Robert “Sarge” Bruce at 769-7897 (RBRUCEPIX@aol. com)

Good Karma Food Drive “3rd Annual Fill-A-Box” NonPerishable Food Drive

“What goes around comes Around”

Join Us!

Help those in need by donating non-perishable, healthy food items to the “Fill-A-Box” Drive. Our goal is to fill 200 boxes for those in need in King William County for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Please join our volunteers, area businesses and local social service departments.

Drop Off Locations: Twin Rivers Realty; Guardian Angels Daycare; Woody’s Garage, Inc.; Boyle Dentistry; Dr. Germane Orthodontics; King William Circuit Court; EVB – Central Garage; 360 Hardware; Breath of Fresh Air; King William Parks & Recreation Office Collection Dates: September 15, 2012 – December 15, 2012 Need more info? Contact: Lisa Woody – (804) 994-8742 Want to join our organization? Email: goodkarmaorg@gmail.com

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