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iForCE: High tech high school By Jodi Deal News Editor

How many years of school would it take a student to learn the ins and outs of a computer’s guts, processes, programming and security vulnerabilities, earn multiple certifications and get top Department of Defense security clearance, qualifying them for jobs that pays $50,000 per year or more? Try four years of high school. This fall, King William High School will roll out iForCE, or the Institute for Cybersecurity Education, a cyber security training program originally developed by Mike Miklich at Christ Chapel Academy in Woodbridge. Through the online, self-paced courses, students will learn to build a computer, network and server from scratch, using Windows and Linux environments and an array of devices, how to use command lines, scripts and programming lanPhoto by Jodi Deal guages like C++, Java and Python, and a variety of ways to test This summer, students got a sneak peek at a new cyber security program King William High School will offer this fall through a special summer camp. those systems once they understand how they work.

King King William William Air Air Force Force ROTC ROTC wins wins individual group honors individual,and group honors PAGE PAGE 4 4

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They included, from left, Dustin Lucas, Logan Lumpkin, Mynor Stickley,

see iForCE > 6 Parker Slack, Daniel White, Isaiah Taylor, Clayton Walsh, Sean McCray and Lydia Nebuchadnezzar.

Fatherhood effort aims for growth Partners from state and local government agencies, non-profits aimed at helping families and local churches gathered at the King William County Children don’t come with an instruction book. administration building on Tuesday, July 29, for a pep While no one, including trained professionals, can talk from a man with decades of experience coaching provide a fail-proof how-to guide on how to be a par- young fathers on the skills and responsibility required ent, a program in King William County aims to do all it can to help local fathers be present, be nurturing, see Fatherhood > 8 and contribute substantively to their children’s lives. By Jodi Deal News Editor

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vegetables, meats, soups and mixtures of low and high acidic foods. To insure your tomatoes contain enough acid to can them using the boiling water method you add bottled lemon juice or citric acid. The amount of acid you add to the jar depends on the size of the jar. There are several important “musts” when canning. • Food must be properly prepared and processed for the correct amount of time. • The canner must be accurate and operated correctly (The Extension office can test your pressure canner’s gauge to ensure it’s working properly). • Directions from a reputable source must be followed (USDA, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Ball Blue Book are a few). • Use an up-to-date method and information. This information only touches on proper canning techniques. To learn more about can-

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I don’t have a green thumb — far from it, unfortunately. That said, I’ve feasted on lots of free, fresh, local produce this summer. My husband and I boiled up enough corn to feed an army last week, thanks to a thoughtful co-worker who has a family corn field. Every worker in my office got a huge shopping bag brimming with the stuff. A few nights later, we turned a whopping bag full of fresh basil into an impromptu hummus-based pasta sauce, supplementing leftovers and gifted food with a little bit of olive oil and cheese. We’ve also enjoyed cucumber, zucchini, squash, peppers, tomatoes and fresh herbs from friends’ and neighbors’ backyard plots or container gardens. Luckily, my husband, a trained chef, is creative and knowledgeable enough to whip up something tasty with any free veggie — nothing ever wilts or goes moldy before he can incorporate it into a dish, no matter how much we end up having on hand. We’re lucky to live in an area where lots of food is grown. If we need ingredients to supplement what’s shared with us, there are plenty of local produce stands and farms to visit for even more wonderful food, including my personal favorites — fresh eggs and milk. Eating local is good for me, and buying local is good for our neighbors. While I definitely enjoy the unexpected veggies I often find see Bounty > 3

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Food is preserved to destroy on the food’s pH or acidity. harmful microorganisms and More acidic foods (pH 4.6 of to inactivate enzymes that rot or less) are canned using the Whether you have a home food. When using the canning boiling water method whereas garden, visit a U-Pick opera- preservation methods you are foods with a lower acidity (pH tion, or buy produce in bulk, now is the time to preserve fruits and vegetables. One of the commonly used methods of food preservation is canning. When done properly, canning is a safe and economical way to preserve food. Earlier this year, the award winning home canner Suseitte Jackson and I held a canning class at 360 Hardware in King William. Thanks to 360 Hardware, the event was free and open to all. Suseitte and I walked participants through the basics of pressure and boiling water bath Photo provided by Virginia Cooperative Extension canning. We also discussed Extension agent Laura Maxey-Nay and award-winning home canning tools and supplies and canner Suseitte Jackson recently held a free canning class, went step by step through the during which they demonstrated the basics of the food two methods of canning. preservation method. While people discussed their canning stories, Suseitte preserving using heat. greater than 4.6) are preserved shared some of her secrets and There are two canning with a pressure canner. Acidic famous recipes! Participants methods; boiling water bath foods include fruits, fruit juicalso received 10 percent off canning and pressure canning. es, pickled products and some canning supplies purchased Which of these two meth- tomatoes, depending on the that night. ods you should use depends acidity. Low acid foods include By Laura Maxey-Nay Contributing Columnist


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Arts Alive, Inc. has announced its lineup of performances for the 2014-15 season. All of the organization’s Season Series performances will be held at the Robinson/Olsson Civic Auditorium and Fine Arts Center on Thompson Avenue in West Point, and all will begin at 7 p.m. The Season Series begins on Saturday, Sept. 13 with the Richmond Ballet. The Richmond Ballet presents (subject to change), Raymonda, choreography by Frederic Franklin (staged by Igor Antonov); music by Alexander Glazunov. Raymonda is a classic ballet that was first created by Marius Petipa in 1898 for the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Mozartiana, choreography by George Balanchine; music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. George Balanchine’s masterpiece is a ballet of spiritual wonder and joyous reverence featuring Tchaikovsky’s musical homage to Mozart. Bow Out, choreography by Val Caniparoli; music by David Bedford and Roy Powell. Ballet at its most unexpected: Bow Out pairs sleek style with the unconventional jazz music of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet. Choreographed by Caniparoli, who has been called an “American master with a uniquely eclectic style,” Bow Out premiered in 1995 at Richmond Ballet. A holiday concert with John Berry will be presented on Wednesday, Dec. 17. Berry, who

Bounty continued from > 2 in my office break room, there’s fresh veggie sharing happening on a bigger scale in Aylett, over at the Cornerstone Community Development Center. According to Cornerstone director Sheila Iswariah, a handful of local farms provide a portion of their bounty with each summer and fall to help supplement ongoing food distribution efforts at the center. Immanuel Episcopal Church in Hanover County started a community garden in 2011 to help respond to the need at Cornerstone, Iswariah noted, and continues to donate. The center also receives

played in West Point in March, will perform his top Christmas hits and a selection of holiday favorites. His performance of the title track on the 1995 CD “O Holy Night” has led to his most enduring legacy. Berry began doing a Christmas tour in 1996, and this year will mark his 15th consecutive Christmas concert series. Although Berry is entering a new phase in his career, his tenor voice remains an instrument. On Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, fiery violin and guitar duo Alex DePue and Miguel De Hoyos will perform. World renowned violinist/fiddler Alex DePue leads duo through an array of styles, including classical, bluegrass, rock. Duo credits include an appearance with the Philadelphia Orchestra and as feature entertainers with the International Bluegrass Music Association. Arts Alive organizers said the two have a supercharged, accessible, genre-crossing repertoire, and that together they produce an unparalleled sound—music that can speak to anyone’s soul. Good Company will appear on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Previously known as “The Cumberland Collective,” Good Company has been making waves across the Southeast and on Music Row in Nashville. This outfit exhibits the essence of Nashville’s songwriting sensibility, rock and roll passion, and the spirit of gospelinspired sweet southern soul. According to Arts

food from Dayspring Farm, Wayseeker Woods Garden, Sonshine Folk Farm School and King William Alpacas. It gave me a boost to know that recipients of the muchneeded food distributed through the Cornerstone’s food pantry are enjoying the health benefits and deliciousness of fresh produce. While all food helps, and nonperishable food one generally thinks of donating to a food pantry also is sorely needed, there’s much to be said for the benefits of fresh elements in one’s diet. Summer is a time of bounty for some and a time of struggle for others. For some families, especially those with children who receive five to 10 free or reduced-price meals per week

see Arts > 10 during the school year through school lunch and breakfast programs, the additional burden on the paycheck can be too much to bear. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to help, including donating food or money to programs like those at Cornerstone. The center also is gearing up for its fall UnderCover distribution, which provides free underwear for people in need, and its Back to School effort, which provides school supplies for local children. For information on how to help the center’s food, medical and clothing programs, or to learn more about how to get help if you need it, call 804769-2996, e-mail theccdc@ or visit

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ROTC roundup: Cadets win individual, group honors also were recognized. Cadets Jacob Koon, Giselle Roane, and Kate Long received the Outstanding Cadet Award for leaderKing William High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers ship in the corps over a sustained number of years, and Cadet Training Corps (AFJROTC) cadets recently received group and Myranda Glass received the Cadet Leadership Award for the 2013-14 academic year. individual honors. Cadets who received individual honors included: • Cadet Bryce Leuchtman, Order of the Scottish Rite Medal. Civil Air Patrol award • Cadet William Herndon, Sons of the American Revolution King William High School’s AFJROTC Detachment received Medal. the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Aerospace Education Excellence • Cadet Jacob Wilson, Air Force Sergeants Medal. Award for 2013-14. • Cadet Zachary Coulter, Veterans of Foreign Wars Medal. The award recognizes the promotion of Aerospace Education • Cadet Lacy Pemberton, Veterans of Foreign Wars Medal. in America’s schools, from elementary to high school, across the • Cadet William Roux, Air Force Association Medal. United States, according to school officials. • Cadet Hans Hamm, American Veterans Medal. The Aerospace Education mission of Civil Air Patrol is to • Cadet Shayla Thomas-Tyler, American Legion Medal, educate, inspire, and instill an appreciation for and an under• Cadet Sam Norman, Military Order of World Wars Medal. standing of aerospace as it relates to science, technology, engi• Cadet Charlotte Stillfried, Military Officers Association of neering, and math in today and tomorrow’s world. America Medal. Standards based educational materials are provided to classGraduating seniors with distinguished service in AFJROTC room instructors free of charge which enhance the regular classroom material. In addition, materials are provided for hands-on applications. King William High School’s JROTC program uses text materials dealing with aviation history, and this year, they were selected to receive flight simulators and radio controlled model planes for the program. Maj. Paul Adams Willard II, Senior Aerospace Instructor at King William High School, said, “The hands-on materials are a real plus for the program, and I am grateful for CAP’s support of our school.” Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the US Air Force with a three-fold mission of air search and rescue, cadet Programs and aerospace education. 28 Years Contributed Report

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King William High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC) cadets won a variety of honors and accolades, both as a group and individually, for the 20132014 school year. Shown are, from left, bottom row, Giselle Roane, Miranda Glass and Lacy Pemberton; middle row, Bryce Leuchtmann, Shayla Thomas-Tyler, William Herndon and Zachary Coulter; and, back row, Jacob Koon, Hans Hamm, Jacob Wilson and William Roux.

Scholarship Cadet Desire Edwards of Aylett was awarded an Army ROTC Scholarship to attend Virginia State University. Edwards, a 2014 graduate of King William High School, was a secondyear cadet in AFJROTC and served as the Unit’s Administration Officer. At KWHS, she was a member of the King William DECA Team and the Student Council Association. She was awarded the Student Council Association’s Gold Graduate of Merit Desire Edwards Award. The Army ROTC scholarship will pay for her tuition, books, and fees. She will also receive a monthly stipend of $250 to $400 per month. Edwards is the daughter of Wilbert Foster. She plans to major in Sports Medicine at Virginia State.

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Chad Glenn, Aylett, an Astronomy and Astrophysics major, was named to the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida Dean’s List

for the spring 2014 semester. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average of at least 3.4.


Canning continued from > 2 ning, such as the different methods of “packing” the food in the jar, canning supplies and the procedures and techniques of canning contact your local Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 804-769-4955.

You can also find out more by e-mailing Maxey-Nay at, and can find your Extension office online at www.facebook. com/#!/KingWilliamKingandQueenVaCoopera tiveExtension. Laura Maxey-Nay is a agricultural and natural resources Extension agent for Hanover County.

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The Regional Animal Shelter always has healthy, young puppies available for adoption, like the ones seen here. Their ages range from 8 weeks to 6 months old. Browse available animals at by typing in the zio code 23086. All animals up for adoption are posted there. Learn more about animals available for adoption or ways you can help by calling the Regional Animal Shelter at 804-769-4983, e-mailing or dropping by the shelter at 20201 King William Road in King William. The shelter is open for adoption visitation 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Can’t adopt an animal? The shelter still needs help. This month, shelter officials say they rolls of paper towels to help keep the shelter clean.


Low cost spay/neuter registration underway Another opportunity to get your family pet “fixed” is approaching. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Regional Animal Shelter and the Indian Rivers Humane Society, through a partnership with the Animal Resource Foundation, will take a limited number of dogs and cats to the foundation’s lowcost spay/neuter clinic in Gloucester for lowcost, high quality spay and neuter surgeries. Participants pay only for the surgery — transportation to Gloucester is free.

According to Regional Animal Shelter officials, space is limited and the spots fill up fast, so pet owners should call the shelter from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 7694983 to learn more about special pricing and make a reservation. Animal Shelter officials noted that spaying and neutering prevent overpopulation, which in turn prevents euthanasia of unwanted animals, which die at a rate of 4 million each year awaiting homes. The Regional Animal Shelter is located at 20201 King William Road in King William.

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iForCE continued from > 1 Those skills earn students the designation of “Ethical Hacker,” King William High School principal Dr. Stanley Waskiewicz explained. Ethical hackers configure and test computers and systems to protect them from the constantly-changing onslaught of attacks they face each day. King William County and Loudon County are the only two public school divisions that have fully signed on for the program this fall. According to Waskiewicz, King William officials learned about the program from Dr. Johnnie Gordon, who used to be an assistant superintendent for King William County Schools. Gordon now works at Valley Forge Christian College’s Woodbridge branch, which shares its campus with Christ Chapel Academy, and serves on the iForCE board of directors. Ten students from King William High School and Hamilton-Holmes Middle School participated in a week-long Cyber Security Camp at the high school in mid-July to become acquainted with the computer training they can seek at the high school starting this year. According to Waskiewicz, about 12 students have signed up for iForCE courses this fall. The only pre-requisite for participation is successful completion of Algebra I, but, according to a memo from Waskiewicz to other school administrators, that requirement is negotiable.

Marketable job skills Although “career-technical education” makes most folks think of welding, automotive repair or cosmetology, computer training also fits under the umbrella, Waskiewicz said. “We keep telling kids how their income will improve if they go to college, and we end up with kids in college who don’t want to be there,” Waskiewicz said. “I’m a principal who doesn’t push college for students who aren’t academically ready for it.” Technical skills give students options, Waskiewicz pointed out, and the smaller the pool of qualified individuals, the easier it will be to find jobs that pay well. “If these students follow the program through, they will come out with skills that are in such great demand they can almost name their salary,” Waskiewicz said, adding that the average income for IT professionals with the training King William students will be Mon-Sat 10am-6pm receiving is about $100,000 Sun 12pm-6pm per year after a few years in New, Used and Priced to Sell the workforce. Manager’s Specials each Day! In addition to high earnFind us on Facebook ing potential, Waskiewicz 7717 Rich - Tapp Hwy said, students won’t incur the Aylett VA debt associated with pursuing 804-397-0673 a college degree in the mation technology field.

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King William High School student Lydia Nebuchadnezzar, in the photo at left, knows her way around the inside of a computer. She said she’s considering pursuing a career in digital art or game design, but would be willing to fall back on military science. Nebuchadnezzar was one of two students who won a free Chromebook in a camp drawing. At right, Daniel White, left, and Clay Walsh get ready to try to install a component in a computer tower.

King William High School students can participate in the iForCE program for free, and will be given the one free chance to take each certification test without having to pay standard examination fees. Deborah Stickley, King William County Public Schools’ budget and financial coordinator, said the program is extremely cost-effective, especially for a rural school division. At about $3,800 per student for the duration of the course, iForCE costs less than sending students to off-site career and

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technical training centers and far less than developing a similar program in-house with on-site teachers. According to Waskiewicz, although the courses are primarily taught through videos and other online materials, a high school teacher will be assigned to monitor the class to insure proper attendance and behavior. iForCE instructors will be available remotely to answer students’ questions and provide guidance, he added. However, Waskiewicz stressed that students need to be “self-directed” to complete this or any of the school’s other online course offerings.

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Parker Slack, who is entering ninth grade at King William HIgh School, said he’s considering a career in cyber security, especially after participating in a summer camp on the subject. Slack can’t fit King William High School’s new iForCE training program into his schedule this fall, but said he plans to sign up the following year.

The iForCE curriculum stresses job skills that have nothing to do with computers — something not always taught in the classroom, Stickley said. Students are required to maintain a 95 percent attendance rate, a 99 percent on time rate and at least a 3.0 grade point average. “It’s training kids to be good employees,” Stickley said. That said, Stickley pointed out that students who pursue the program are doing something they love, so it’s easier for them to show up and put in the proper effort. School officials noticed good attendance and enthusiastic participation during the camp, she added. “The kids were there because they enjoy it,” Stickley, whose son Mynor attended the camp, said. She added with a laugh that her son woke up “way early” each morning of the camp — an unusual occurrence during the summer months. see iForCE > 13

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Members of the King William Ruritan Club are in the process of planning their sixth annual Brunswick Stew sale and celebration. Here, club members cook for a previous stew sale.

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The King William Ruritan Club has decided to separate its annual Brunswick Stew sale and barbecue dinner celebration into two days of festivities, according to club member Gene Campbell. This year, pickup of the club’s popular Brunswick Stew, which can be ordered ahead of time, will start at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 at the Ruritan Club building on Route 30. The next day, the club will present an Octoberfest celebration at the club building from 4 to 10 p.m., featuring a barbecue dinner with all the fixings, including beer, from 5 to 7 p.m., music by Honkeytonk Heroes from 6 to 10 p.m. In previous years, the stew sale, barbecue dinner and other activities all hap-

pened on the same day. According to Campbell, the club soon will start selling tickets for Octoberfest and taking orders for stew. Tickets for the celebration will cost $30 per person in advance and $40 at the door, while Brunswick Stew will cost $7 per quart. Proceeds from the stew sales and celebration will help the King William Ruritans continue their 75-year tradition of donating to local fire departments, rescue squads, Little League groups and scouts. Tickets will be sold at locations that have yet to be announced, but can be purchased from club members, who also will take stew orders. For more information, call 804-769-2063 or 804-363-1781.





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American Heritage Girls sought It’s registration time for those who want to participate in American Heritage Girls, a Christ-centered scouting group for girls and young women. Rehoboth Baptist Fellowship Church is the charter organization for American Heritage Girls Troop VA2622, which is starting its fourth year. Troop leaders have set a registration and open house event for 5:30 to 7 pm. On Thursday, Aug. 28 at the church, which is located at 5904 Acquinton Church Road in King William.

American Heritage Girls programs are designed to fulfill the organization’s mission statement, “Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.” Members participate actively in troop meetings and other special events organized by troop leaders and intended to promote and produce character and integrity. Troop leaders said they strive to create a fun-filled environment where girls will thrive, explore their intersee Heritage > 10


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The King William Fatherhood Program is looking for volunteers to serve as facilitators and mentors for local fatherhood support groups. Among those who already have received training to provide those services are, from left, Verlane Mack, Lavinia Hopkins, Beverly Taylor, Helen Tyler, Kent Pierce, Taren Thomas, Rev. W.D. Talley, Cherlanda Sidney-Ross and Darlene Chamberlain. Below, Anne Mitchell, director of King William County’s Department of Social Services, left, chats with Dr. Jeffery Johnson. Johnson wrote the curriculum the King William Fatherhood Program, which is spearheaded by the Department of Social Services, uses to lead support groups.

King William Fatherhood Program King William County was one of 18 communities chosen for special Family and Fatherhood Initiative programs in 2012, county director of Social Services Anne Mitchell said. In the years since, the local Department of Social Services has partnered with King William and West Point public schools, the Division of Child Support

Enforcement, the Parent Child Development Center and New Mount Olive Christian Center, along with a special consultant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to develop the King William Fatherhood Program. see Fatherhood > 11

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 The Upper King William Library will host family storytime for children of all ages at 10:30 a.m. Storytime activities can be enjoyed together by parents, caregivers and children, and include stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. The library is located at 694-J Sharon Road in King William, and can be reached by calling 804-769-3731.

Thursday, Aug. 7  Enter the world of bats during Bat World, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Upper King William Library. Attendees will learn about myths, bat habitats and food preferences, and how the animals benefit humans. Presenters will also demonstrate echolocation using a bat detector on a live bat. The library is located at 694-J Sharon Road in King William, and can be reached by calling 804-769-3731.

money to enhance and expand educational opportunities for the students of King William County through community-wide participation and philanthropy. The first goal of KWPSEF is to fund eventual construction of a fine arts complex at King William High School. Learn more at www.kwauditorium. org, or by calling Renee Mills at 769-7142.  The Joy Club meets at noon the second Tuesday of each month, usually at Shepherd’s Methodist Church on Route 360 in St. Stephen’s Church. The non-profit, non-denominational organization raises money to help people in need in a variety of ways. For more information about the group, including final information on where each month’s meeting will be held call Marie Carter at 443-2853, or Dee Dee Becker at 7694137.

Wednesday, Aug. 13 Saturday, Aug. 9  King William-Dawn Community Doctors will host a celebration of National Community Health Week from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The event will include a yard sale, free family activities and health screening information. Pre-registration is required for sale participation. Call 7693022 for more information.

 The Upper King William Library will host family storytime for children of all ages at 10:30 a.m. Storytime activities can be enjoyed together by parents, caregivers and children, and include stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. The library is located at 694-J Sharon Road in King William, and can be reached by calling 804-769-3731.

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 King William Public Schools Education Foundation meets at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of King William High School. The group is a tax-exempt, nonprofit charitable foundation with a goal of raising

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month. The United Methodist Women of McKendree will provide the seniors with fellowship in a Christian environment with specially planned activities. For more information and to register participants, call 804296-0315. The church is located at 4347 Manfield Road in Manquin. Meals can be picked up between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the old EVB bank building, 8270 Richmond Tappahannock Highway in Aylett.

Sunday, Aug. 17  A free family movie night sponsored by Bethel United Methodist Church will be held at 8:30 p.m. at King William County Rec Park, located on Recreation Lane in Aylett. Bring a chair or a blanket. No rain date will be offered. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call 804994-5344.

Tuesday, Aug. 19  The King William County Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the Board Room at the County Administration Building at 180 Horse Landing Road. For more information, contact LaVerne Otto, Building and Planning, by phone at 804-769-4969 or by e-mail at

Monday, Aug. 25  King William County Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. in the Board Room at the County Administration Building at 180 Horse Landing Road in King William. For more information, contact Bobbi Langston, deputy clerk to the board, at 804-7694927 or blangston@  The King William County

storytime for children of all ages at 10:30 a.m. Storytime activities can be enjoyed together by parents, caregivers and children, and include stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. The library is located at 694-J Sharon Road in King William, and can be reached by calling 804-769-3731.

Social Services Board meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Human Services McAllister Building. For more information, contact Ann Mitchell, Social Services director, at 804-7694905 or amitchell@

Tuesday, Aug. 26  The King William County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7 p.m. in the Board Room at the County Administration Building at 180 Horse Landing Road. For more information, contact LaVerne Otto, Building and Planning, by phone at 804-769-4969 or by e-mail at

Wednesday, Aug. 27  The Upper King William Library will host family

Thursday, Aug. 28  King William Outreach, a group aimed at connecting service programs, organizations and volunteers, at 3 p.m. at the L.T. McAllister Building at 172 Courthouse Lane, King William, in the courthouse complex. Learn more about community needs and what you can do to help. For more information, e-mail

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Riding equine royalty

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Stephanie Hicks of King William had the honor of riding Commanding Peace, a great-grandson of the legendary race horse Secretariat, during the Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show held July 24-26 at The Meadow. Commanding Peace, who is owned by Ann Crowe of Wingmont Stables and Kennel in Aylett, was among 50 other descendants from Secretariat or whose lineage trace back to other horses that lived at The Meadow that were recognized during The Meadow Descendants Gathering. As for Stephanie, she won champion dressage in her junior division and placed ninth in both of her hunter classes at the show.

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Arts continued from > 3 Alive, Good Company is more than a band name, encapsulating the belief that music can be the common bond that brings individuals together in grace, understanding and appreciation. The Season Series ends with Matt Herskowitz on Saturday, May 9, 2015. A pianist, composer, and arranger, Herskowitz performs a fusion of classical, jazz and world music, from original compositions to arrangements of classic favorites. Over the course of the last decade, he has produced a series of criticallyacclaimed recordings, and premiered his works in settings from New York’s Central Park to Germany’s Köln Philharmonie. Organizers said he will be entertaining — critically-acclaimed with all-ages appeal. Subscriptions are $90 for adults, $75 for seniors ages 65 and up and $25 for students. In addition to admission to

Heritage continued from > 7 ests and make friends, while providing a safe and nurturing environment for girls to blossom and grow, making Christ the center of their lives.. The AHG oath is, “I promise to love God, cherish my family, honor my country and serve in my community,” while the AHG creed is, “As an American Heritage Girl, I promise to be compassionate, helpful, honest, loyal, perseverant, pure, resourceful, respectful, responsible and reverent.” Participation is open to girls who are 5 years old and in kindergarten through 18 years old

all Season Series performances, subscriptions include all Concerts by the Bay performances in Mathews, and entitle subscribers to the same reserved seats for the entire season. Subscribers also will get performance reminder postcards and invitations to an annual subscribers reception Individual tickets for each show are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. In addition to the shows at the Robinson/Olsson auditorium, an art exhibit will be on display at each performance. The Robinson/Olsson Civic Auditorium and Fine Arts Center is located on Thompson Avenue in West Point. To view videos of the shows, get more information, or for a subscription form, visit the Arts Alive website at, or contact Donna Kline, Arts Alive coordinator, at 804-843-3475 or by email at Arts Alive, Inc., performances are supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. and still in high school. Girls are divided into four units within the troop based on age. Troop leaders said meetings, which start on Monday, Sept. 15, will be held on Mondays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in threeweek increments, back-toback, with breaks built into the calendar, which continues through March 2015. For more information or directions to the church, call 804-769-8400 or e-mail To learn more about American Heritage Girls online, visit Learn more about the church at rehobothbaptistfellowship. org.

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Veteran receives $2,100 from Ruritan fundraiser

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King William Ruritan Club director Rocky Hurley, left, recently presented local veteran Wiley Williams, center, and his wife Linda with a check for $2,100 raised at a May veterans benefit dinner.

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Recognizing and supporting local veterans were the goals of the King William Ruritan Club when the organization held a spaghetti dinner at the club facility on May 29. The event was spearheaded by club president David Leake and club director Rocky Hurley. With the help of club members, people and businesses in the community, the dinner netted $2,100 for local veteran Wiley Williams of West Point. Williams served in the Army from 1963

to 1966 and as a result of his injuries during his service he is now confined to a wheelchair. Wiley also has many out of pocket medical expenses. The Ruritans said the support they received from people and businesses in the community in this endeavor was phenomenal. Club officials said they would like to extend special thanks to B.W. White Funeral Home, West Point Pharmacy, Hopkins Gun and Tackle, Vinny’s Restaurant, Ripley’s Restaurant, Twin Rivers Reality, and Dentist Andrea Mitman of Aylett for their donations.

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Melyna Wyand of King William and Samantha Burrell of King & Queen County were among 163 students chosen to receive Last Dollar scholarships from the GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program Inc. (GRASP). GRASP is a non-profit, education organization, headquartered in Glen Allen, and is dedicated to helping primarily low income

students and students with disabilities overcome financial and social barriers to attending college or vocational education after high school. Supported by individual, foundation and business donations, GRASP has advisors in 70 public and private schools throughout Virginia and provides services and scholarship assistance, free of charge, to students and their families.

Fatherhood continued from > 8 So far, 10 meeting facilitators and eight mentors have been officially trained to lead group meetings and regular meetings have been set up at the Parent Child Development Corporation in West Point and New Mount Olive Christian Center in Manquin. Meetings are held every other week at each center, which means there’s a meeting open for local fathers who want to participate in the program every Friday night, Mitchell said. However, as of the day Johnson visited, only four fathers were participating. “We’re small, but we’re growing,” Mitchell said, adding that, just days before, she got a phone call from a King William native who will soon be moving back to the area and wants to help. “We need space, we need mentors, we need fathers,” Mitchell said, urging everyone present to consider possible participants who could be referred to the program. “We’re looking for fathers who need help or who can be helpful.” Fathers aren’t the only ones on the group’s radar, Mitchell added. A similar support program for mothers is in the works, and King William Social Services has established a job center that is available to all participants in

the Fatherhood Program to help them learn how to look for jobs and give them access to employment databases. Plans also are in the works to establish a program to help establish co-parenting agreements, which Johnson pointed out are common in divorce agreements, but rarely found in situations where parents were never married. According to Mitchell, in 2011, about 32 percent of babies born in King William in 2011 arrived to parents who weren’t married, according to census data. King William Fatherhood Program meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month at the Parent and Child Development Corporation, located at 702 Main Street in West Point. For more information on West Point meetings, contact Taren Thomas at 804-843-2289. Meetings are held at the New Mount Olive Christian Center, located at 109 Commerce Park Drive in Manquin, at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month. For more information on the Manquin meetings, call Beverly Taylor at 804-3661660. For general information about the program, including ways you can help or refer a possible participant, call 804-769-4905 or call

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King William builds a basketball tradition Photo by Dave Lawrence

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King William High School has had its share of basketball success over the years, but that success has ebbed and flowed like the tides in the rivers that border King William County to the north and south. Head boys’ basketball coach Joe Harper wants to change that, but for the Cavaliers to field teams that consistently compete for region and, ultimately, state championships, he knows they need to get kids to start developing their basketball skills before they arrive at the high school. “We have a goal in mind,” Harper said at the end of the first day of the three-day Cavalier Basketball Camp Thursday. “It’s not going to be instant – it’s going to take two or three years.” Harper and head girls basketball coach Kerry Johnson have been nurturing that growth through basketball camps – such as the one they held last week – summer league play and fielding an AAU basketball team. This summer, Harper helmed the Tidewater Bobcats AAU 16-and-under team. The team went up against teams from areas with longer and deeper basketball traditions, such as Richmond and Hampton Roads, but the


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Top, Emmett Shortt tries to keep the basketball away from the other beam during the first day of the Cavalier basketball Camp in Bob Murray Gymnasium at King William High School Thursday. Bottom left, Olivia Hodge keeps the ball away from the boys. Bottom right, King William High School head basketball coach Joe Harper talks to participants at the end of the day.

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their final tournament. “I think every kid that played learned something and every kid got better,” Harper said. “I’m very proud of the

kids that played AAU. They showed up, and I couldn’t ask any more of them.” Opposing coaches were impressed by the Bobcats’

hustle and work ethic. “We got so much respect from other coaches,” Harper said. “They all said, ‘Man, you’ve got a great team. They

hustle. They work hard.’ ” Twenty kids attended the first game of the Cavalier Basketball Camp Thursday. They ranged from rising fourth graders to high school underclassmen. Harper and Johnson began the afternoon with skills and drills and ended with game-time with four squads – two in each of two age groups – going head-to-head. Boys and girls competed together. Short and tall kids competed together. Everyone hustled. “All the kids here worked hard,” Harper said. “Everybody got along well, the oldest kids encouraged the younger kids to keep them motivated, to keep them working hard. They patted each other on the back. They gave each other high-fives. Everybody learned each other’s names. We had spirited competition. … We have a great bunch of kids.”

Honor society members recognized

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The King William High School National Honor Society has received a Presidential Volunteer Service Bronze Level Award for the 2013-14 school year for completing more than 300 hours of volunteer time as a group. Five club members also received individual Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. Shown from left are Taylor Watkins and Bailey Sims, both of whom received a bronze award for completing more than 100 hours, and Sara Eacho and Stephanie Hicks, both of whom received a silver award for completing more than 175 hours. In addition, Kristen DuVall received a gold award for completing more than 250 volunteer hours, and Bailey Tyler received a bronze award.

iForCE continued from > 6 Mike Embrey, a school division instructional technology resource specialist, helped oversee the summer camp. He said students not only enjoyed what they were learning, they also got an opportunity to make friends with similar interests. Should a student who completes the program want to pursue higher education to build upon their knowledge base, Stickley said, they’ll be able to make some hefty pocket money with their skills while they’re in school. Miklich told local school officials that one student from the program was able to earn $16,000 from a summer’s worth of work — enough to pay for a year of college. Parker Slack, a ninth grader who attended the summer camp, couldn’t fit the full iForCE curriculum into his

schedule this year, but said he intends to enroll and make up what he’s missed the next year. “I was excited to see this happen,” Slack said, adding that he’s been debating whether to pursue a career in IT. “You can get a lot of money for this right out of high school.” In a week’s time this summer, Slack said he learned about the components of a computer, how to configure network settings for a group and basic security concepts. Two students, Lydia Nebuchadnezzar and Logan Lumpkin, each won free Chromebooks in a drawing at the summer camp. The rest of the students got a surprise consolation gift: free laptops refurbished through the VA STAR program. Stickley and Waskiewicz noted that talks are underway to offer similar courses to local adults. To learn more about iForCE, visit

School division makes Free legal aid workshop administrative changes coming to courthouse Contributed Report

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King & Queen County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Stanley B. Jones has announced changes to the division’s administrative staff for the upcoming school year. On July 10, the school board approved Sue Salg as the director of budget and finance. Salg replaces Harwood Hall who retired on June 30. Effective Aug. 1, David Copsmith, who previously served as director of assessment and operations was reassigned to the principal position at Lawson-Marriott Elementary School. The director of assessment and operations position was eliminated as a cost savings in the fiscal year 2015 budget. Cora Coefield, formerly principal at Lawson-Marriott Elementary School, will serve as coordinator of professional learning and human resources. Dr. Carol Carter, principal at King and Queen Elementary School, will direct special projects as assigned by the superintendent. Due to the recent retirement of Ron Largett, the director of technology position is now vacant. When the position is filled, the new director will oversee assessment in addition to technology.

John R. Rellick, managing attorney of Rappahannock Legal Services in Tappahannock, will be available to meet with local people seeking free legal services from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the conference room adjacent to the King William County General District Courtroom, located at 351 Courthouse Lane in King William. Although walk-ins will be served, Rappahannock Legal Serivces recommends that applicants call 804-443-9393 or toll-free at 1-800-572-3094 in advance to determine eligibility for services and reserve an

appointment time. Rappahannock Legal Services continues to serve clients out of their Tappahannock office. Rappahannock Legal Services provides free legal services out of its Tappahannock office to residents of King William and King & Queen counties, plus five other neighboring counties. Only those households below specified income levels for household size are eligible for services. While services are provided in many kinds of civil cases, personal injury, divorce, traffic and criminal cases are not handled by Rappahannock Legal Services.

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King William High installs Honor Society officers King William High School’s National Honor Society installed officers for the upcoming year in a recent ceremony, which was followed by a reception. Shown are, from left, vice president Gray Shannon, president Jennie Dinh, secretary Katelyn Isaac, treasurer Stephanie Hicks and historian Greyson Walsh. Also installed during the ceremony was parliamentarian Erin Anderson.

Photo provided by Kimberly Hicks

Rising high school juniors get refurbished laptops The King William Public Schools Education recently donated 10 refurbished laptop computers to rising juniors at King William High School. According to school officials, the computers will aid the students with their ability to complete their studies both at school and at home. The computers were refurbished by the King William Virginia Training and Refurbishment Program, also known as VA STAR. Through VA STAR, students refurbish surplus computers state agencies have donated. Students in the King William VA STAR program have refurbished more than 125 computers for families and organizations in the county. For more information on King William’s VA STAR program, call Mike Embrey at 804-769-3434, extension 525.

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Heather Southern, Michele Charnock, Karen Colgin and Margie Hurson represented Indian Rivers Humane Society at a one-day workshop in Charlottesville, presented by Petfinder, the online database of adoptable pets. The workshop was hosted by Petco and Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Topics included marketing online, networking with other adoption programs, training dogs for adopt-

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King & Queen school budget reduced Contributed Report

The King & Queen County School Board adopted a $9.4 million operational budget at their meeting held Wednesday, July 10. The division’s budget reflects $757,901 in cost reductions from the board’s previously approved budget, and a 7.5 percent decrease from last year’s budget. The school board partially bridged the gap by cutting a total of 10 positions, including one central office administrative position, one assistant principal position, six teaching positions, three instructional aides and one custodial position. School superintendent Dr. Stanley B. Jones said that during what was a difficult budget year, “These cuts represent our most basic needs, not our wants.” Jones had originally proposed eliminating six teaching positions, three instructional aide positions, and one custodial position pending a final decision state budget decision. A majority of school board members supported the suggested cuts at budget work sessions with the expectation that additional cuts may have to be made following the state adoption. Other expenditure reductions included cost cutting in purchased services, auditing fees, liability insurance and reducing instructional materials line items, according to the school division.



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50+ ac. w/25 in fenced pasture! Barn w/over 8,000 sq. ft., 6 stalls & a huge loft! Also a separate hay barn! 1300 sq.ft. of finished living space! 2 baths, and the drain field is approved for 308 people! Would make a perfect Equine Center! Lots of riding trails! Includes a new, vinyl sided chicken coop! The property can be divided also! This is truly a unique property! $495,000

Please call Kathy Carmichael at 804-6830011 for more details.

This all Brick Rancher features 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout, open eat in kitchen, huge family room w/ brick fire place, and a Screened in Patio, all on a huge lot in Hanover County. $199,950.

Call Ryan Mabie at 804-683-4026 for more information.

Battlefield Farms

King William


Cypress Tree

Turn Key Ready, Rancher in King William, this home features include 2.4 acres of private wooded lot, large eat in kitchen, open floor plan, three beds, two baths, 1500 finished SQFT, fireplace, new roof, new siding, new windows, high efficiency heat pump, new paint, shed and much more. Great home in King William. $154,500.

Transitional in the desired Ash Creek neighborhood. Some features include 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, lots of hardwood floors, granite in kitchen and baths, gas FP, stainless appliances, eat-in kitchen, two car side entry garage, very well landscaped cul-de-sac lot, huge screened porch, patio, paved drive, ERA home warranty and much more. $298,500.

Great home in Mechanicsville!! This two story home features convenient location, 3 BR, 2 ½ BA, 1615 finished sqft, open kitchen, dining room, eat in kitchen area, huge master bedroom and bath with garden tub, full front porch, new paint, very large lot, paved driveway, vinyl siding, patio area and more. At this price it should go fast. Call for details or showing. $197,950.

August 6, 2014

D L O S Please call Ryan Mabie at 804-683-4026.


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