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Swartzwelder to lead MPPDC into 2019 Contributed Report

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Capt. John Yesko, left, Lt. Daniel O’Brien, Sgt. William Rechart and Sgt. Maj. Antonio Bartalini of the 20th New York Independent Battery keep up with reports on the progress of the Civil War in The New York Tribune prior to their re-enactment of the Battle of Bethesda Church at Locust Grove on Saturday, Nov. 3,in Walkerton. The 20th New York is made up of officers, cadets and alumni of SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, New York.

Local author publishes book on the Bible Contributed Report

ST. STEPHENS – “Treasured Memories,” a new book by Patsy Turner-Ruffin of St. Stephens Church, has been released by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is a book of quotations intended to give the reader a sense of warmth, appreciation and

wisdom from the Bible, as well as a chuckle here and there. Oh, and it’s e.. The author said this generation has lost so many values, and she prays for everyone. “We have not been short of God’s blessings. However, so many people don’t take time to give Him thanks and praise,” Turner-Ruffin said. She said she gives God thanks “for the wissee BOOK, pg. 2 

KWCPS gets $88,000 in School Security Equipment funds Staff Report RICHMOND -- King William County Public Schools has received $88,000 in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and teachers in 102 school divisions and the Virginia

School for the Deaf and Blind. King William High School was granted the award from Gov. Ralph Northam. Northam announced a total of $6 million in grants last month. The grants will pay for video moni-

toring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems, direct communications links between schools and law enforcement agencies, and other security upgrades in 443 schools see SECURITY, pg. 2 

SALUDA – Thomas Swartzwelder, King and Queen County administrator, will continue to serve as the chairman of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC) into 2019, the MPPDC recently announced. Also continuing in their regional planning commission leadership roles are Ashley Chriscoe, a Gloucester County Board of Supervisor, as vice chairman; and Travis J. Moskalski, a King William County Board of Supervisor, as treasurer. The MPPDC is one of 21 planning commissions in Virginia charged with promoting the orderly and efficient development of the physical, social and economic elements of the district by planning, and encouraging and assisting localities to plan, for the future. Its monthly meetings are open to the public, with agendas and meeting minutes posted online at The MPPDC itself is comprised of the six counties (Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex) and three towns (Tappahannock, Urbanna and West Point) on the Middle Peninsula. Commissioners are appointed by each locality and consist of two elected and one citizen member for each county and one elected member for each town. Three county administrators and one town manager serve on

the Commission on a rotating basis. The complete list of commissioners includes the following: ESSEX COUNTY • John R. Clickener • Hon. Edwin E. "Bud" Smith, Jr. • Hon. John C. Magruder GLOUCESTER COUNTY • Hon. Ashley C. Chriscoe • Dr. William G. Reay • Hon. Michael Winebarger KING AND QUEEN COUNTY • Hon. Sherrin C. Alsop • Hon. R. F. "Rusty" Bailey • Thomas Swartzwelder KING WILLIAM COUNTY • Hon. David E. Hansen • Hon. Travis J. Moskalski • Eugene J. Rivara • Bobbie Tassinari MATHEWS COUNTY • Hon. George C. Morrow • Thornton "Tim" Hill • Hon. Marion C. Love • Melinda Conner MIDDLESEX COUNTY • Gordon E. White • Hon. Wayne H. Jessie, Sr. TOWN OF TAPPAHANNOCK • Hon. Roy M. Gladding TOWN OF URBANNA • Hon. Steve Hollberg • Holly Gailey TOWN OF WEST POINT • Hon. Jack Lawson The executive director and secresee ELECTS, pg. 2 


Military service often a proud family tradition By Melody Kinser Managing Editor


ast week, I had the honor of interviewing six Hanover County brothers who had served their country: five in the U.S. Army and one in the U.S. Air Force. Wow! How impressive for that family to have given so much for this nation. As well as the fact that they certainly deserve the recognition, the Brooks brothers are being spotlighted as a reminder that Sunday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. The holiday to pay tribute to those who have served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice is very special to my family. I’m always proud to say that the Kinsers have been serving for generations. Dad’s two older brothers served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Dad was lucky -- he was too young for WWII and too old for Korea. He did serve in the U.S. Army Air Corps (now Air Force) between them though. Like many, he entered the military after graduating from high school.

Cousins served in Vietnam and during peacetime. Now my cousins’ children are donning the uniform of various branches of the military to do their part as Americans. I especially like to point out the accomplishment of a female cousin, who is five months younger than me. She joined the ROTC in college and became a Blackhawk pilot. It’s cool now, but it was really cool back in the early 1980s. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention -- as I have many times before -Dad’s oldest brother Herman who was onboard the USS Raleigh when Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. After the attack, he bravely swam to shore, but it was days (or weeks) before his family knew he had survived. Uncle Herman was a country boy from the hills of West Virginia who dreamed of becoming a sailor and serving his country. And he did -- for over 20 years. So, let’s take the time on Sunday to offer our thanks in prayer, by phone, email, whatever to those who have given of themselves for us. Veterans should be thanked every day.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR James Bacon to address King William group On Thursday, Nov. 8, the King William T.E.A Party will host noted author and political policy analyst, James Bacon. Among Bacon’s numerous accomplishments are, of course, his book “Bacon’s Rebellion,” and his regular writings that appear on his blog, aptly named after his book, as well as his now routine articles that appear on The Bull Elephant. I read his articles regularly and find his approach to complex issues both refreshing and informative. Bacon’s focus is on policy; he lets his readers fill in their own political views. Jim sticks with a thoughtful and carefully vented policy analysis that lays out the facts. We had the pleasure and good fortune of having Jim speak at one of our meetings back in 2010 when he was well received and complimented by those in attendance that evening for his refreshingly honest assessment of what was going on in the political policy world at that time. On Thursday, Nov. 8, Jim will dissect how the individual states can rein in a clearly dysfunctional Congress. Jim argues that the state governments not only have a role to play in resolving many of the pressing issues but how the states may be our last best hope in the restoration of some sort of normalcy. see LETTER, pg. 8 

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and other instructional facilities. “Since its inception in 2013, the school security equipment grant program has funded nearly 2,900 new projects and system upgrades to ensure the safety Virginia students and educators,” said Northam. “These grants are a key component of the Commonwealth’s comprehensive approach to protecting schools.” The criteria for making the awards — developed by the Virginia Department of Education and the state

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dom that our parents, grandparents and others shared with us. The things they used to say were wise, funny, and a lot of it and came from God’s Word.” She also said that the book is a legacy she was inspired by God to write. “It is not about superstition, it’s just plain truth,” TurnerRuffin added. Things our ancestors used to say like, “Who wouldn’t serve a God like that” is contained within these pages and so much more. The author also explains what each expression means and how valuable each expression is based on God’s word. About the author Patsy Turner-Ruffin is a Christian woman who gave her life to the Lord back in the 1980s. She said she loves the

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tary, selected by the MPPDC leadership, manages the daily operations of the planning district's professional staff. MPPDC is funded by annual contributions from its member local governments, by appropriations from the Virginia General Assembly, and

Department of Criminal Justice Services — give priority to schools most in need of modern security equipment, schools with relatively high numbers of offenses, schools with equipment needs identified by a school security audit, and schools in divisions least able to afford security upgrades. “Student safety is always the number one priority of the educators and support personnel in our schools,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane. “These grants allow schools to purchase the improvements and technology needed to address the findings of annual security audits.”

Lord and her family. She spent a lot of time with her mother and learned a lot from her. She said she knows that there is good in everyone because they were created by God. She also said she holds on to the good and throws away the bad. She wants to see people laugh and blessed — “that is the purpose of this book.” In her spare time, TurnerRuffin enjoys gospel music. Her favorite singer is Bishop Marvin Sapp. She also sings gospel music at church and enjoys plays, movies and festivals. “Treasured Memories” is a 34-page paperback with a retail price of $9. The ISBN is 978-14809-8118-8. For more information, go to the virtual pressroom at www. or the online bookstore at by grants from state and federal governments and other entities. MPPDC prepares an annual work program and budget each year determined by the needs and priorities of the region and available funding opportunities. For more information about the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, contact Lewie Lawrence at llawrence@ or 804-758-2311.

Tracy M. Porter among Extension agents recognized by VDACS Contributed Report RICHMOND -- Since 1999, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has recognized Virginia Cooperative Extension agents and specialists for their outstanding participation in the plastic pesticide container recycling program, the pesticide disposal program and pesticide safety education courses. In September, VDACS’ Office of Pesticide Services recognized King William County’s Tracy M. Porter among the agents honored for their outstanding performance in 2017. The awards this year all went to agents participating in pesticide safety education:

Porter received a first place award in 2017 Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification. Joining Porter as recipients of the first place award were: Laura Maxey-Nay, Hanover County; Edward R. Olsen, Henrico County; Patricia E. Townsend, New Kent County; and King William County This group from Central Virginia won the top award for their work in presenting up-to-date information in an innovative and diverse way to a very large audience of pesticide applicators. By listening to the needs expressed by the applicators and working with them, they developed a workshop that highlighted the current issues of pesticide usage in Virginia.

They were able to create a great deal of audience interaction and involvement that was sustained throughout each of the workshop events. Because of their vast experience and teaching abilities, the presenters were adept at framing the discussion with practical real-world examples. The learning environment engaged the audience in dialogue instead of presenting a slideshow with lecture. This two-way communication added significant value to the group discussion. Liza Fleeson Trossbach, Program Manager of VDACS’ Office of Pesticide Services, and Dr. Ed Jones, Director of Virginia Cooperative Extension see VDACS, pg. 5 

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JEANNE COMMINS BLAKE Jeanne Commins Blake, 90, of Aylett, departed this life on Monday, October 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. BLAKE Blake Sr.; parents, James Roane and Kate Ritchie Commins; a sister, Charlotte C. Campbell; and a brother, Beverly H. Commins. Jeanne is survived by her children, Cathy B. Moody (Robert) and Edward L. Blake Jr. (Anita); four grandchildren, Katherine R. Moody, Spencer B. Moody (Ashley), Shannon B. Kosek (Patrick) and Sarah R. Blake; three great-grandchildren, Sarah Grace Kosek, Addison Kosek and Blake Kosek; a sister, Nancy C. McFaden (Pat); and many nieces, nephews and friends. Jeanne was a lifelong member of Sharon Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, crafting and cooking, but her greatest love was spending time with her family. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at Monaghan Funeral Home at 7300 Creighton Parkway in Mechanicsville. A private interment was held following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery Association, 901 Sharon Rd., King William, VA 23086. THOMAS VERNON BURTON Thomas Vernon Burton, 83, of Aylett, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Born at Bremo Bluff's Farm in Fluvanna County, he was the son of the late William Holman Burton and Elizabeth Glass Burton of Goochland. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Phyllis Mills Burton; and sisters, Jean Pitts and Shirley

Sullivan. He is survived by his daughters, Diane Burrows and Sharon Hayward; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and his brothers, James, Kenneth, Billy, Linwood and Sonny; and his brother-in-law, Frank Sullivan; in addition to a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved greatly. Mr. Burton was a veteran of the Armed Forces and retired from W.O. Grubb Crane and Rigging Company of Richmond, where he was a crane operator for many years and a member of the Operating Engineers of Local 147. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home at 11020 West Broad Street in Glen Allen. Interment followed in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

EDWARD LEE “EDDIE” DAVIS Edward Lee “Eddie” Davis, 78, of Blackstone, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara W. Davis; a daughter, Vickie Gouldman; a son, Edward “Bubba” Davis (Terry); two stepdaughters, Cheryl Pryor and Jennifer Staples; grandson, Walsh Staples; and granddaughter, Addyson Davis, all of Richmond; sister, Louise Pitts of Aylett. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Joseph McMillian Funeral Home at 1826 Cox Road (Business Highway 460), near Blackstone. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Victoria Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box T, Victoria, VA 23974. www.

DAVID SARGEANT CLAWSON David Sargeant Clawson passed away September 29, 2018. David was born and raised in King William County, but was a resident of Richmond CLAWSON for most of his life. He served in Korea during his time in the U.S. Army approximately from 1962 to 1964. David was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian and Patsy Clawson; five sisters and two brothers. He is survived by three sisters, Ruth Fowlkes, Anne Randall and Phyllis Perry; and 20 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Vincent Funeral Home at 417 11th Street in West Point. Interment followed in Colosse Baptist Church Cemetery at 23945 King William Road in West Point. Memorials may be made to Colosse Baptist Church (address above). Tributes may be posted at

ROY G. DODD Roy G. Dodd, 85, of Aylett, went to be with his Heavenly Father on October 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald; and his son, David. He is survived by his lovDODD ing wife of 63 years, Barbara D. Dodd; and three daughters, Cindy Tanner, Nancie Hall (Alan) and Lisa Dodd; and six grandchildren. He graduated from John Marshall High School in June 1951 and was First Lieutenant in Co. “B” Cadet Corps. He joined the U.S. Army in April 1953 and served in the SHAMEKA YVETTE HARRIS Color Guard for the 6th Infantry Shameka Yvette Harris, 39, Regiments’s Security Platoon in of Aylett, passed on October Berlin, Germany. He worked 17, 2018. A as a draftsman for Experiment homecoming Inc. and Inta Roto Machine service was Company Inc. While there in held at 1 p.m. 1974, he earned his Professional on Monday, Engineers License. Later, he October 22, and others formed Richmond 2018, at HARRIS Industrial Corp. After 10 years, Third Union he became president and worked see OBITUARIES, pg. 5  there until he retired in 1998. Roy

was mechanically gifted. At age 5, he found a broken waffle iron, repaired it, and his mother made waffles on it that night. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home at 8014 Lee-Davis Road. Memorial contributions may be to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. OLIVER WENDELL DRAINE III Oliver Wendell Draine III, 61, of Walkerton, passed away on October 16, 2018. Wendell lived in Walkerton all his life and graduated with a degree in business from the University of Richmond. Later, he took over his famDRAINE ily's farm. He also was a talented bluegrass guitarist. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Vickie; sisters, Anne W. Draine and Carolyn Lowry; brothersin-law, Cliff Haynes (Kristen) and Russell Haynes; and nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Mizpah United Methodist Church Cemetery in Walkerton. Graveside services followed at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross. B.W. White Funeral Home at U.S. 360 in Aylett was in charge of arrangements.

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Baptist Church in King William. Interment followed in the church cemetery. B.W. White Funeral Home on U.S. 360 in Aylett was in charge of arrangements. WALTER B. “PETE� POTTER Walter B. “Pete� Potter, 80, of Mechanicsville, passed away in his home on October 28, 2018. He was born February 28, 1938 in Nallon, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Lois Potter; son Pete Potter Jr., of King William; POTTER d au g ht e r, Cindy Millen (John), of Mims, Florida; stepsons, Ricky (Gail)

and Butch (Sheila) Baum; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Fred Potter; sisters, Marilyn Justice, Jean Potter and Dottie Keatleh; and by Henry Potter, his beloved dog. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dee Sharp. The family would like to give special thanks to Connie for all of her wonderful help. Pete served in the Air Force for 20 years and was a Vietnam veteran. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home at 8014 Lee-Davis Road, with a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date in the Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia.

102, of King William, the daughter of Leslie Frank and Erma Lipscomb Kelley, peacefully entered eternal rest on Friday, October 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband STEINMANN of 51 years, Ernest Steinmann Sr.; a son, James E. Steinmann Jr.; brothers, Franklin Bradley Kelley and Lewis Milton Kelley. She is survived by a large, loving family of five generations: daughters, Carole S. Shepherd and Sonya B. Blommel; and a son, Roy Bradley Steinmann, all of Mechanicsville; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-greatRUTH KELLEY STEINMANN grandchildren. "Grandma Ruth Kelley Steinmann, Roof " lived her life in service

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LINDA DARLENE LANGSTON WALDROP Linda Darlene Langston Waldrop, 67, of the Mattaponi Reservation in King William, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Langston; and is survived by her mother, June Langston; her husband of 43 years, Michael A. Waldrop Sr.; her son, Michael Waldrop Jr., and wife, Catherine Waldrop; three grandchildren, Nichole, Michael lll and Sara Waldrop. She also is survived by her brother, Ernest Langston Jr., and his wife, Bobbi Langston; a sister, Cynthia Gordan, and her husband, Alvin Gordan;

plus a niece, four nephews, three great-nieces and three greatgreat-nieces. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Mattaponi Indian Baptist Church. B.W. White Funeral Home on U.S. 30 in King William was in charge of arrangements.

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Cavs finish regular season in winning form By Dave Lawrence Sports Editor

CENTRAL GARAGE – King William’s football team returns to a familiar place this time of year: the Region 2A playoffs. Even better, the Cavaliers – who won throughout October to earn the region’s fourth seed – get to start their 2018 postseason campaign at home against fifth-seed Greensville County Friday. King William (8-1) closed out its regular season with a 67-0 thrashing of King & Queen Central on Nov. 1. Quarterback Lance Alfonso and running backs Kolbe Jorgenson and Marc Gresham accounted for most of the Cavalier points. Alfonso completed 8-of-10 passes for 90 yards and three touchdowns. Jorgeson carried the ball 13 times for 195 yards and two more touchdowns, and Gresham – who rested most of the night – had one carry for a 27-yard score as well as a 46-yard punt return for another score. The Cavaliers’ most competitive contest in October was against longtime rival West Point in soggy homecoming celebration on Oct. 26. As yet another storm system dumped flood-inducing rains on central Virginia, King William and the Pointers slogged through a sodden field in a relatively lowscoring contest in which the


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King William’s Marc Gresham (1) runs through the rain and West Point’s defense in the Cavaliers’ 16-6 victory over longtime rival West Point on Oct. 26.

Cavaliers held the edge 16-6. “West Point was a much better team than we expected coming into this game,” said King William head coach Dylan DeHart, who expected the Pointers limited depth – with only 22 players listed on

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its roster that night – to be a significant hindrance to the visitors from the east. “With them being low in numbers, we thought that … we were going to open it up on them. The first quarter, it seemed it was going to go that way.”

The Cavaliers scored on their opening drive which was capped in spectacular fashion by a 30-yard run by Marc Gresham. They scored on their second drive, too, with Gresham carrying the ball in from 7 yards out. In both

instances, they successfully converted on 2-point opportunities to take a 16-0 lead. But the Pointers were not ready to concede, and West Point running back Lawrence Porter (25 carries, 73 yards) put the visitors on the score-

board with a 13-yard run with 1:59 remaining in the first half. “Lawrence Porter has been one of their best players the past couple of years – and he’s only a junior,” DeHart said. see WINNING, pg. 7 

KW runners finish in middle of regional field By Dave Lawrence Sports Editor

The top Cavalier finisher came in 25th in each race. Sedrick Jennings crossed the finish line in 18:45 in the boys race, while Macy Ruppert finished in 26:05 in the girls race. Maggie Walker’s Adam Sachs earned the boys Region 2A championship with a 17:04 finish. The seventh Green Dragon, Conner Thomas, crossed the finish line one minute, 31 seconds later in 18:35. Mary Caroline Heinen won the girls championship for Maggie Walker with an 18:51 finish. Dave Lawrence can be reached at

MECHANICSVILLE – Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School continued its long dominance of Region 2A cross country, with the Green Dragon boys and girls sweeping their respective team and individual titles. Maggie Walker’s boys swept seven of the top eight positions to easily claim the team title to score just 18 points compared to second-place Bruton’s 110 points. On the girls side the result was closer, with the Green Dragons getting past Goochland 29-48. King William’s boys and Region 2A championships girls teams finished comfort(at Pole Green Park) ably in the middle of the boys Boys and girls team standings, with Team scores: 1. Maggie Walker the Cavalier boys coming in 18; 2. Bruton 110; 3. Poquoson 118; eighth of 13 teams and the girls 4. Randolph-Henry 128; 5. Nandua 146; 6. Prince Edward County 167; fifth of seven teams.

7. Goochland 175; 8. King William 237; 9. Nottoway 239; 10. Bluestone 261; 11. Arcadia 262; 12. Amelia County 277; 13. Greensville County 396. Top 10 individual: 1. Adam Sachs (MW) 17:04; 2. Ben Neuwirth (MW) 17:12; 3. Francis Csorba (BLU) 17:30; 4. Carter Morgan (MW) 17:58; 5. Nathaniel Gregory (MW) 18:10; 6. Andrew Van De Putte (MW) 18:15; 7. Jaideep Damle (MW) 18:19; 8. Conner Thomas (MW) 18:35; 9. Jacob Lohr (BRU) 18:41; 10. Saad Khan (PEC) 18:46. Girls Team scores: 1. Maggie Walker 29; 2. Goochland 48; 3. Bruton 76; 4. Poquoson 91; 5. King William 150; 6. Randolph-Macon 156; 7. Arcadia 186. Top 10 individuals: 1. Mary Caroline Heinen (MW) 18:51; 2. Mary Kemp (MW) 20:12; 3. Grace Juran (G) 20:43; 4. Ava Veith (BRU) 21:17; 5. Faith Lohr (BRU) 21:25; 6. Kathleen Russo (MW) 21:36; 7. Anna Kate Wirsing (G) 21:50; 8. Libby Miles (POQ) 22:00; 9. Kaitlyn Baker (MW) 22:01; 10. Nadia Esposito (G) 22:02.

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Macy Ruppert leads the King William girls with a 25th-place finish in 26:05 in the Region 2A cross country championships at Pole Green Park Thursday. The Cavalier girls finished fifth overall.

“He’s a very good football player, and he gave us all we could handle offensively and defensively. He played a great game.” The West Point conversion attempt failed, however, and the teams went into the locker room at intermission with what would prove the final score as King William’s offense began to stall out in the second half. “We started to make some mistakes, some dumb stuff,” DeHart said. “We let some conditions get to us and then little errors turned into things that kept us from completing drives. We’ve got a lot we’ve got to clean up if we’re going to be the team we want to be.” Dave Lawrence can be reached at

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King William’s Kolby Anderson runs between West Point defenders Lawrence Porter and Blain Moker as teammate Eric Johnson (33) blocks downfield in the Cavaliers’ 16-6 victory over longtime rival West Point on Oct. 26.

West Point 0 6 0 0— 6 King William 16 0 0 0 — 16

1-0. KW: Stewart 5-20, Gresham 16-147, Jorgenson 16-65, Gilbertson 4-6, Claiborne 4-8, TEAM 2-(minus KW — Gresham 30 run (Gresham 15). run) PASSING KW — Gresham 6 run (Gilbertson WP: O’Connor 3 completions run) 8 attempts 33 yards 0 interceptions. WP — Porter 13 run (run failed) KW: Alfonso 5-6-37-0. RECEIVING RUSHING WP: Gonzalez 1 reception 20 WP: Porter 25 carries 73 yards, yards, Moker 1-6, Porter 1-7. KW: Henshaw 6-9, O’Connor 4-(minus Anderson 2-14, Gresham 1-8, 2), Whittaker 1-4, Moker 1-5, Uzel Jackson 1-4, Johnson 1-1.

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Classifieds BUSINESS SERVICES Affordable Electrical Installations For your home or business. Lic./Ins. BBB 746-4350 L & L Cleaning Services - We create FREE TIME for busy people! Bonded & Insured. A+ rating with the BBB. Proud member of 804-305-4068 Purcell Construction Custom Builder Hunter Purcell 804-972-2215 www.PurcellConstruction.Biz Historical Renovations ∂ Custom Homes built on your land ∂ Insurance Claims ∂ Additions ∂ Barns ∂ Siding & Replacement Windows ∂ Roofing ∂ Sunrooms ∂ Decks ∂ Porches ∂ Inter/Exter Renovations ∂ Tenant Build Outs ∂ Kitchen & Bath Remodels ∂ Free Est. ∂ Lic/Ins Res/Comm ∂ 35 yrs exp ∂ A+ Rating with the BBB & Angie’s List ∂ Senior Citizens Discount Available. Roofing - All Types of Installation & Repair. 40+ years of experience. Licensed / Insured. Call 804-347-3812

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HVAC Technician Wanted Local and Family owned Heating and Air Conditioning Company is looking for an Experienced HVAC Technician with a minimum of 3 years experience. Full-time position for service calls and installation of Residential and Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning systems. Job duties will include setting equipment, fabricating and running duct work, wiring, piping, pickup and delivery of parts, start ups and service calls. Good driving record, willing to work overtime if needed (some nights and weekends), have willingness to learn, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Paid Health Care, Good interaction with customers and be a team player. Please send your resume to

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Revere Gas is Hiring! We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team as Install Technicians and Bobtail Drivers in Oilville (Goochland) and Providence Forge (New Kent). To apply for a position please visit

Librarian releases list of activities KING WILLIAM – Librarian Carolyn Garner has announced that all branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23. Upcoming programs at the Upper King William Branch Library include: Teen Center – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 9, 16 and 30. Looking for a place to wind down after a long school day? Join your friends at the library for a snack and activities to help you relax. Refreshments will be provided. Metal Stamping Fun – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, for ages 11 to adult. Join in on some metal stamping fun. Make a nametag, piece of jewelry, dog tag, or come up with your own creation. Call or visit the library to sign up. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Upper King William Library. Family Game Night 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Fun for the whole family. Come on out for a fun family game night at the Upper King William Branch! Storytimes – 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 -- Family. For more information, call 804-769-3731 or visit the library at 694-J Sharon Rd.

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Photos submitted by Regional Animal Shelter

The Regional Animal Shelter has healthy dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption like those seen here. For more information, call 804-769-4983, visit 20201 King William Rd. in King William, or go to animalshelter@ or RegionalAnimalShelter.

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This particular meeting will be held at the King William County Administration building in the old courtroom where our board of supervisors meets. The location is 180 Horse Landing Rd. in King William. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. For those in our community

who care about these matters, please join us .It is a unique opportunity to hear from someone who has gained a considerable following, deservedly so. For more background info on James Bacon, please visit Bob Shannon Founder King William T.E.A Party (Taxed Enough Already)


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