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LOCAL NEWS Tamelcoff brings 'I've Been Everwhere Tour' to hometown Contributed report If you would have told then ​ 16 year old James Tamelcoff the Johnny Cash tribute show he performed at the State Theater three years ago would become a touring sensation bringing the music of Johnny Cash to places such as The Fillmore, Hard Rock Cafe, and the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, Chicago, and New Orleans, it would have hard for him to wrap his mind around such a possibility. Thanks to Steve Barker, the State Theater’s director, young Tamelcoff was given the chance to bring to fruition the dream of headlining a show at the State Theater. It did not end there. A fire was lit within him to take his show to as many cities across the U.S. as possible. On Feb. 2 Cash Unchained will entertain audiences at the Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper. ​Now, at age 20, he has just completed his 36th show 2018 tour

which he aptly named the “I’ve Been Everywhere Tour. 2019 kicked off with a sold-out Live Nation concert at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware. Band members and long-time friends Mike Hott, Ronnie Lambrich, Austin Boggs, and Noah Smith join Tamelcoff on stage and together they bring Cash’s signature sound delighting audiences wherever they perform. Audiences will have the opportunity to experience music from all phases of Cash’s career. Girlfriend Carlie Lambrich joins him for the Johnny and June portion of the show, while his dad James Jr. and long- time friend John Murphy add the voices of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson to the Highwaymen set, paying tribute to the supergroup which Cash was a part of. The show ends with Cash’s work from his American Recordings album with songs such as Hurt, and ➤ See Tamelcoff, Page 7

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Democrats will have a primary for 30th Disctrict The Democratic Party has chosen to have a primary for the 30th House of Delegates District election this year, provided two candidates qualify to run for the party's nomination by the filing deadline of April 2, the nominating committee for the district announced last week. The committee consists of the county chairman of the three counties making up the district Orange, Culpeper and Madison. So far, no Democrats have announced an intention to compete for the seat, now held by Republican Nick Freitas. The nominating committee chose a primary as the most democratic and inclusive was of determining who the party would support, over the alternatives of a caucus or convention, the announcement said. If two candidates do not meet the deadline to qualify, which requires presenting a petition signed by 250 registered Democrats and a filing fee, then any sole qualifying candidate will get the Democratic nomination. For more information, please contact Orange County Chair Terry Anderson at taa51@hotmail.com, or 954-218-8083.


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The Culpeper Eagles #4551 hosted its induction of its new members Saturday, Jan. 19. The Culpeper Eagles is the first new Eagles club in the nation in the last two years. More than 100 Aerie members and more than 80 auxiliary members joined Saturday.

Culpeper Eagles Club #4551 officially forms By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer

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The Culpeper Eagles inducted its charter class Jan. 19. Robbie Wilson, Culpeper Eagle President, said that 100 new Aerie members were inducted along with approximately 80 auxiliary members. “Everyone is super excited,” Wilson said. “These guys around here in the Culpeper area have been absolutely fantastic about getting together and finding prospective members. “We are all super excited that we will be able to do some fundraising for the community, we’re community-oriented.” The new Culpeper group needed 75 men and women on both the club and auxiliary side to receive a charter, and within months quickly exceeded that goal. New Market Entertainment paid the first year of dues for new members. “With New Market Entertainment fronting the dues, that really helped telling people that their first year is going to be free,” Wilson said. The Culpeper club is the first new charter in the International Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles in two years. H. Carl Burnett, Grant Worthy President Grand Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles, said it’s his goal to expand to new areas and Culpeper is a great example of the passion others have for helping reach that goal. “It means a great deal to have a new area,” Burnett said. “We can bring in new members all day long, but until we start bringing in

new areas we’re not going to grow. This is a sign of that.” He said he wasn’t surprised by the number of new members, as that excitement is common when a new club forms. “We do have a lot of support here,” Burnett said. “The two organizers (Wilson and his wife Mary) did a fantastic job. This has been about a year and a half process for them.” Tom Whittaker, Va. Worth State President and a member of the Fredericksburg Eagles, said that the Eagles raises money for charities through raffles, pull ticket games and “they have a good time doing it.” There are Eagles clubs in 42 states and every province in Canada, with 27 clubs in Virginia. “I had talked about this for years,” Whittaker said. “Every president wants a new club to start during his year. This one started about three years ago, trying to organize one. One of the other presidents tried and we didn’t get a growth.” Whittaker said Fredericksburg is the largest building in the state and they have the second largest membership. They recently increased their membership to 1,700 men and 1,100 women with the help of New Market Entertainment. Wilson has set up an email, culpepereagles@gmail.com for interested parties and the group meets the second and fourth Wednesday at Pepper’s Grill at 7 p.m. “We hope within a year we’ll have our own place,” Wilson said. “We’ve looked all around town already.”


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Pitts: America must be 'color blind like God' By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer America must learn to be color blind like God, to help fulfill the mission of Martin Luther King Jr. That was the message of Dr. Kenneth L. Pitts, pastor at Beulah Baptist Church, during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Antioch Baptist Church Jan. 21. Without Dr. King, Pitts said that he wouldn’t be standing at the pulpit today, preaching to a diverse group of faces in the crowd - each there to honor America’s commitment to remembering and honoring Dr. King’s dream. “America literally has many faces,” Pitts said. Pitts spoke about the many races and the stereotypes associated with them, pointing out that appearances aren’t always what they seem. “We are all the faces of America,” Pitts said. “Recently I read the speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote called ‘I Have a Dream.’ Sometimes you have to go back and look at things to get the true meaning of what he was trying to tell us. Sometimes, dreams do come true. Dr. King’s dream was

embedded in the American dream. “Yet in our country recently a lot has transpired giving way to an assortment of emotions. Jubilation, revelry, anger and anxiety for others. Depending on how we see things, many of us are scratching our heads, dazed and confused, clueless about what our future is going to hold.” Pitts, retired from the U.S. Army and having served as a pastor since 2007, spoke about growing up in the deep south in Florida and the instances of segregation he faced - having attended a segregated church and school. “We live in a country with many faces that has many different nations under God,” Pitts said. “I came to realize this country was divided, that it only offered liberty and justice for those who were of a desired race and had enough money to purchase it.” While that sentiment has changed, there still is a deep divide in our nation. “In America we have evolved to a place where we don’t just see the color of the face in front of us because of our desire to chase the American dream,” Pitts said. “The only color that matters in America now is green and how much you got of it.” ➤ See MLK, Page 7


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not as Jewish Americans or poor, rich or middle class Americans - but simply just as Americans.” He preached that the youth must rise up and help lead the way - which was seen earlier in the program when a group from Culpeper Youth - led by president Riley Reynolds - spoke on the six steps of nonviolent social change. The crowd joined together at the end of the ceremony to sing along with the Beulah Baptist Choir the classic hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

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HISTORY Sticks and Stones … part two (Editor’s note: Zann Nelson initiated the proposal for the resolution and serves on the King Commission's History of Lynching in Virginia work/ study group.) Last week I began a series concerning differing thoughts regarding the history of lynching in Virginia and a resolution before the 2019 General Assembly “acknowledging with profound regret.” That dialogue continues below. Reader 1: ...what an absurd idea. That somehow the "descendents of the cultural majority" have some culpability in the actions of psychotic individuals decades ago. Sorry, but assigning guilt to people who

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were not even born at the time just transcends any logic, and frankly, is endemic of a current atmosphere of self flagellated virtue signaling. No one is "covering up" anything, that would imply denying it happened. "Our past mistakes"? Again, people who were not even born at the time have no culpability-What about that can't you understand? I did not respond specifically to this post however, I would like to do so now. First the question of the sins of our fathers and are descendants culpable? There are many descendants of the American Civil War that hold fast to the actions of their ancestors with a sense of pride and ownership. As to lynching or other forms oppression, did my own ancestors participate? I do know that as white Christians (and poor ones at that) they enjoyed privileges not extended to others. Were they guilty of the tragic practice of lynching by

omission? Support of the proposed resolution allows me to own that communal lack of responsibility. We honor most of our history and those who have lost their lives in the fight for freedom with monuments, street names and textbooks. And yet, there is a cry to deny that truth seeking and commemoration to persons who died at the hands of those who chose to deny them their Constitutional rights: their personal freedom. As to the phrase “self flagellated virtue signaling” I researched definitions. Self- flagellation is an act of self-inflicted pain or excessive self- criticism. Virtue signaling is an expression of one’s own good character and is currently a tool of “conservative commentators to criticize empty or superficial support of left-wing or liberal political views” (Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Virtue_signalling) If the reader is suggesting that a resolution like

this one illustrates self- criticism and an example of what a person of good character wishes to do as atonement, I can accept that! If societal challenges stem from deeply rooted events or cultural biases, is it not a sensible approach to apply transparency and open discussion acknowledging the wrongs that occurred? Or should we continue to pretend it was not significant nor had any residual effect? Which brings me to the final point worthy of note in this reader’s comments: “the actions of psychotic individuals.” The perpetrators of the three lynchings in Culpeper numbered anywhere from 15 to several hundred. In other cases of lynchings they were “public outings” with thousands attending - even with their children. The acts were accepted by the communities either by commission ➤ See Zann, Page 9

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TECHNOLOGY The latest and greatest from CES 2019 DATA DUMP

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been the premier showcase of innovative technology since 1967. The types of products introduced at this event through the years include: VCRs, CDs, Satellite Radio, Xbox, and 3D printers just to name a few. CES allows manufacturers to update existing products including: 8K TVs, new laptops, computer hardware, and 5G updates. This year’s show was in the second week of January and the number of new and exciting announcements did not disappoint. Not every product announced is actually released, but here a few that I expect will available later this year. Rollable TV by LG - This OLED TV is expected to be released in the second half of 2019 and features a rollable screen that sits inside a Dolby Atmos sound system. The screen will be 65 inches in size and is made up of horizontal slats that are raised and lowered into a soundbar case by an electronic arm. LG hasn’t announced any pricing yet, but my guess is it will be rather expensive. Driverless Taxi by Yandex – You must check out the video by Marques Brownlee riding in a true driverless taxi in Las Vegas. It is hard to believe that no one is in the driver’s seat. This really is the future of automobiles. This video shows a real driverless car maneuvering in real-world traffic around Las Vegas with real-time views on how the car interprets the environment around it. Samsung Robots – Samsung in the United States is primarily thought about in terms of cell phones and TVs, but did you know that Samsung

runs one of the top-rated medical centers in South Korea? Samsung spends a lot of resources on products to assist in home health. The first was an assistant dubbed Bot Care. Bot Care can help remind you to take your medicine, detect a fall, call 911, and follow you around the house to help with other tasks. Samsung also demoed their Gait Enhancing Motivation System (GEMS) that is an exoskeleton designed to assist with walking, stairs, and stability issues. Impossible Burger 2.0 – It’s a little strange to think of something food related at a technology show, but the Impossible Burger was named one of the best and most unexpected products to be unveiled. The Impossible Burger is a plantbased burger and 2.0 is the updated “model”. Food engineering is not new, as scientists have been working to create meat substitutes that taste like the real thing, are more environmentally friendly, and can meet the ever-growing global demand for meat. Attendees at this year’s CES were blown away by the taste of the Impossible Burger. It is expected to be served at a few-high end restaurants by early February. Next on their list is tackling steak. CES is also a showcase for technology that is still in development or in the mock up stage. This year was no exception with demos for wireless powering devices and Uber and Bell Helicopters unveiled a full-size mockup of an electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL), 6-rotor aircraft that they want to release by 2023. It looks like something out of the Terminator movies. What new technology products are you most excited for that were showcased at this year’s CES? What do you wish was being worked on?

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identities were known. The harsh and unpleasant reality is that this was not the work of psychotic individuals but the regrettable culture of the community at the time. Shall we perpetuate the disease

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or omission with leaders in government, the judicial system and local churches participating or turning a deaf ear. No perpetrators were prosecuted, even when their

through pretending it was isolated and therefore irrelevant or bring it out into the light of day and declare, “Never again? Thank you for thinking! Until next week, be well.

Zann Nelson is a researcher specializing in historical investigations, public speaker and award -winning freelance writer and columnist. She can be reached at M16439@aol.com or www.facebook. com/ZannsPlace.


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Culpeper Times • January 24-30, 2019

HOME & GARDEN Honey, bees, and a new adventure, Part II BEE HAPPY

When I left off a few weeks ago we were on our way to the interior of Cuba. We would be traveling to Matanzas City with a stop at Bacunayagua Bridge. The Bridge is one of the highest bridges rising 110 meters above the valley floor and was built in 1957, it was one of our stops where we could take some of the most panoramic pictures, get some fresh fruit, a pina colada with or without rum and sit in the sun, what a great break. On to Matanzas City which was touted at the “Venice of Cuba” and is one of the most historically diverse and culturally rich cities in Cuba, known for its poets, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore. We traveled on

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to the outskirts to Jovellanos to visit another apiary “Finca Coincidencia” which was a huge farm that was more of a collective. Meaning it was worked by many people. Not only did they have a huge apiary, they also had animals, crops, grew coffee, and were potters. We spent the rest of the day learning about their bees, queen rearing, my favorite the stingless bees or Melipona Bees that are a bit different then the honey bee, they are much smaller and make their home in small log hives. I’ve seen them in the Yucatan Peninsula but did not have the chance to see them up close or work with them like I was able to do this time. This a little bit of history on how revered the Melipona Bee is in Mexico: The stingless bees Melipona beecheii and M. yucatanica are the only native bees cultured to any degree in Central America. They were extensively cultured by the Maya

civilization for honey, and regarded as sacred. They continue to be cultivated by the modern Maya peoples, although these bees are endangered due to massive deforestation, altered agricultural practices (especially overuse of insecticides), and changing beekeeping practices with the arrival of the Africanized honey bee. Native meliponines have been kept by the lowland Maya for thousands of years. The Yucatec Maya language name for this bee is xunan kab, meaning "(royal, noble) lady bee". The bees were once the subject of religious ceremonies and were a symbol of the bee-god Ah-Muzen-Cab, found in the Madrid Codex according to Steve Buchmann, a pollination ecologist at the University of Arizona. The honey is now rarely used as a sweetener; its primary use is actually medicinal. Buchmann says, "it's used somehow to aid childbirth and also used to help with the treatment of cataracts

in the eye. Scientists still aren't sure when the bees arrived in Cuba or how they got there according to Drexel University entomologist Meghan Barrett who recently visited the Caribbean island to lay the groundwork for future research. She's trying to answer these questions of origin as well as study the DNA of the Melipona. Working with veterinary professor Jose Machado at Cuba's University of Cienfuegos, Barrett is advising a student how to set up hives for agriculture research while working on getting permits to collect the DNA samples necessary for her genetic research. Barrett says raising stingless bees in Cuba is about as common as hobbyist beekeeping in the United States. But instead of selling the honey in regular stores, Cuban beekeepers generally sell it to pharmacies or neighbors. It was a great day to spend learning as ➤ See Bees, Page 11

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Contributed report The Charlotttesville-based Shenandoah National Park Trust is collecting packaged snack foods for National Park Service employees who are working without pay during the partial government shutdown. Local citizens are invited to contribute items. As the official nonprofit philanthropic partner to Shenandoah National Park, the Shenandoah National Park Trust has been working overtime to support the park and its employees in what is now the longest government shutdown in United States history. “To keep national parks open but understaffed is a serious challenge,” says Susan Sherman, executive director of the Trust. “The government shutdown is putting a strain on the park’s wildlife and landscapes, as well as the park staff who are either shut out of their jobs or who are forced to work without pay.” A 2017 report by the employment website CareerBuilder found that nearly 8o percent of

➤ Bees, from Page 10 much as I could about these bees as well as spending the most beautiful day walking and learning everything about this collective but time to get back to the bus and on to Cienfuegos. After breakfast we had a city tour of Cienfuegos and the birth place of musician Benny More, most people won’t remember who he was, I would challenge anyone to google him, that man could play! Then on to El Servi another apiary in Caonao which was family owned, I really enjoyed working with the beekeepers at this apiary, but the highlight of the day was afterwards we were able to change into our swimsuits walk across the road and go swimming in the ocean! What a treat that was, after working in the sun and fully covered, sweating in 90-degree weather it was so nice. Back to the hotel to pack and move out the next morning to Santa Clara and visit a Queen Apiary “El Cocal”in Rodas. A few of us were really excited because this was where they raised nothing but queens. They reared and grafted them here and this was headed by a woman! She gave us a tour and then took us into one of the areas where they do the grafting and showed us how it was done, I have to be honest, this was something I was looking forward to and I was not

federal employees live paycheck to paycheck. Sherman says that it is not unusual for both members of a married couple to work for the National Park Service. Now that federal employees have missed their first paycheck, there is no money coming into those households. Earlier this month, the Trust assumed costs of keeping porta-johns open and clean at two of the park’s most popular trailheads, Old Rag Mountain and Whiteoak Canyon. “People are hiking in the park during the government shutdown,” says Sherman. “If the bathrooms are bolted shut because they are overflowing, that becomes an issue for the neighbors who live near those trails.” The nonprofit is therefore raising emergency funds to keep these bathrooms operational. Trust staff will deliver the gift basket to the national park headquarters later in the week. Contributions to keep the porta-johns open can be made at www.snptrust. org.

disappointed. We must have spent about 5 hours just touring the area and learning all we could it was then on to a tour of the city of Santa Clara and the Mausoleum of Che Guevara, this was a place that I had wanted to see for a very long time, please remember I am a child of the 60’s and again I certainly was not disappointed. Finally, it was time to return to Havana and our host family, have dinner all together as a group, share some stories, and get ready to say good-bye. Dinner was at a Paladar “Para Ti”, the food was excellent, the stories funny, now here is where it gets good … whenever I hear music that is so good that it touches my soul, there is no stopping me. I have never danced so much as I danced my last night in Havana … I cannot tell you what an adventure going to Cuba meant to me, politics aside, this was a chance of a lifetime and one that I will surely never forget, I met some of the most wonderful Cuban people, that were proud, strong, resilient, beautiful, talented, and intelligent and for that I am very grateful. One thing I will definitely take away from Cuba was that I was treated as an equal by every Cuban beekeeper I met, that might not mean a lot to some people but it means an awful lot to me. I hope you enjoyed going on my journey with me, hopefully there will be more this coming year!

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AUTHOR SIGNING • Longtime Culpeper

County Board of Supervisor Bill Chase will host an author talk at the Culpeper County Library Jan. 27.

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FILM • “Husbands and Lovers” (First National, 1924) John Stahl may be best remembered for directing the original versions of the melodramas “Imitation of Life”(1934) and “Magnificent Obsession”(1935), but in the silent film era he turned out a number sophisticated comedies and dramas dealing with marriage and divorce of which “Husbands and Lovers” is an especially clever example. Lewis Stone stars as an insensitive cad of a husband with Florence Vidor as his long-suffering wife. Lew Cody, who specialized in playing smooth scoundrels, has the “other man” role. This new 35mm film print produced by the Library of Congress Film Preservation Lab made its debut at the Le Giornate del Cinema Muto Film Festival in Pordenone, Italy in October, 2018. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Andrew Simpson. 80 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

CHURCH GROUP • St.

Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Women’s Group The Order of Daughters of the King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism, making a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and following Him as Lord of their lives. Please contact us for more information. Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-825-8786 | ssec@ststephensculpeper.net |www. ststephensculpeper.net.

REFORMATION LUTHERAN CHURCH • Reformation Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Rd., Culpeper, Tuesdays, 12:30 pm: Lunch & Learn, Senior Pot-Luck Luncheon and Bible Study Thursdays, 12:15 pm: Adult & Senior Pot-Luck Luncheon and Bible Study

JAN. 24

BINGO • VFW Post 2524 weekly

bingo sessions on Friday nights. Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if 90 or more players. Upstairs and downstairs seating, the entire facility is nonsmoking. Call 825-3424.

FILM • “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”(20th Century-Fox, 2008) When a disgraced priest claims to

Culpeper County author Bill Chase will discuss his book "The Making of a Soldier" at the Culpeper County Library Jan. 27. have visions of the disappearance of a current FBI agent, the agency calls on Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), both of whom left the FBI years ago, to use their paranormal expertise to tackle the case. This supernatural thriller directed by Chris Carter is the second feature film installment of The X-Files franchise which began as a science fiction drama television series (1993-2002) created

by Carter. Rated PG-13. 35mm archival film print, 104 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

MUSEUM • Museum of Culpeper History Members' Exhibition Preview Party! 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Members are invited to attend this reception to "see what's new" and preview the five new exhibits the Museum is unveiling for 2019!


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FILM • “Charlie Chaplin Comedy

Shorts from the Mutual Years” (1916-1917) When Charles Chaplin signed a recordsetting contract with the Mutual Film Corporation in February 1916, it was the culmination of events that changed the motion picture business. He turned out twelve outstanding comedy shorts in a row that have stood the test of time for more than a century. Author Michael J. Hayde, whose book “Chaplin's Vintage Year: The History of the Mutual-Chaplin Specials” was named by Leonard Maltin as a “New and Notable Film Book” for 2013, will introduce this program of Chaplin’s Mutual comedies including “The Fireman”(1916) - 24 min., “The Pawn Shop”(1916) - 25 min. and “The Adventurer”(1917) - 24 min. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Andrew Simpson. Digital presentation. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

MUSEUM • The Museum of

Culpeper History re-opens at 10 a.m. and will operate at our regular schedule.

FILM • “Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd”(Warner Bros., 1952) Archivists Bob Furmanek and Jack Theakston present a program of Cinecolor rarities, including film clips and trailers in this unique and forgotten two and three-color process. The feature attraction is the only surviving 35mm SuperCinecolor print of “Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd” costarring Charles Laughton recreating his famous role as the bloodthirsty pirate. As the original ads proclaimed, “It’s one big roar from shore to shore!” As a special bonus, they will also screen a classic Abbott and Costello TV show from 1953 in 35mm, co-starring Sid Fields, Bingo the Chimp and Joe Besser as “Stinky.” 70 min. feature, 30 min. television show. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

JAN. 27

CHURCH • St. Stephen’s

Episcopal Church - Join us in Worship. We offer three Holy Communion Services each week: Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., Childcare from 9 a.m.– 12 p.m. Wednesday Centering Prayer at 11 a.m. followed by Healing and Holy Communion at 12 p.m. St. Stephen’s

Episcopal Church: Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-825-8786 | www.ststephensculpeper.net |ststephensculpeper.net.

AUTHOR TALK • Join us for

an informative author talk with local author and Culpeper County Supervisor, Bill Chase, on his book Making of a Soldier. Sponsored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library, the event will be on January 27, 2019 at the Culpeper County Library and begin at 2pm in the Meeting Room. Mr. Chase will have his book on sale for $22 and autographing post talk. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required. Currently serving his 10th term as Chairman of the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors and representing the Stevensburg District, Bill Chase is a graduate of the United States Military Academy of West Point and holds a Master’s Degree in Planning from the University of Virginia. He served as an Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer spending two years in Vietnam earning Combat Infantryman’s badge, Airborne Wings, Ranger Tab, Four Bronze Stars, Nine Air Medals, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Honor Medal, Two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry with Palm & Silver Star, and the Congressional Veteran Commendation.

BINGO • Mid-Day Lions Sunday

Night Bingo. Help support local groups with a fun night of games. Held at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper (by Best Western). Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Three progressives each night, $1,000 jackpot.

CHURCH • Join Mountain View

Community Church this for Sunday, Jan 27: "Uncomfortable: Uniting with Uncomfortable People " Worship Service with five other churches & children’s ministry. Live Stream available at 10 a.m. via our website www.mountainviewcc.net. Children's programs available for birth - 5th grade. We are located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Brusters Icecream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. 540-727-0297.

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FILM • “Wanda”(Janus, 1970) The only feature film written and directed by Barbara Loden, “Wanda” is a stark road movie shot on 16mm film on a miniscule budget. The title character, as portrayed by Loden, is a drifter, a floater, a wanderer. “Wanda”

is a groundbreaking film both in the presentation of a woman breaking away from her prescribed life, and in the introduction of a fiercely independent filmmaker. While the film won the Critics Prize in Venice in 1970, it only screened in one theater in New York during its US theatrical release. Digital presentation, 102 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

FEB. 1

FILM • “Black Orpheus”(Lopert Films, 1959) Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ “Black Orpheus”(“Orfeu Negro”) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, “Black Orpheus” was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning. The romantic drama was made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and stars Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It was an international co-production among production companies in Brazil, France and Italy. 35mm film print courtesy of Janus Films, 107 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

FEB. 2

FILM • “Singin’ in the Rain”(MGM, 1952) This rollicking musical satire of Hollywood in the 1920s when film transitioned from silent to sound features outstanding performances by Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Jean Hagen and Gene Kelly, who co-directed the film with Stanley Donen. Now considered one of the greatest musicals ever filmed, it’s filled with memorable songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-anddance number performed in the rain. Although Debbie Reynolds had made a few movies prior to her role as Kathy Selden, this is the film that made her a star and one of the films for which she is best remembered. The film was one of the first to be selected for the National Film Registry in its first year - 1989. 35mm archival print, 103 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

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FEB. 6

MUSEUM • Museum of Culpeper History hosts Wee Ones - Bring your child aged 1-5 to the Museum for this program featuring an activity, story time, snack, and fun! Just $1 per child. Please call Gloria at 540-829-1749 to RSVP as space is limited.

FEB. 7

FILM • “Bright Road”(MGM, 1953) A year before Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte made the Cinemascope color musical “Carmen Jones,” they starred together in this low-budget but sincere drama about a rural teacher in a southern school trying to reach a problem child. Directed by Gerald Mayer and adapted from a Christopher Award-winning story by West Indian schoolteacher Mary Elizabeth Vroman, “Bright Road” was an anomaly for an African American film of the period in that it was neither a musical nor a treatment of racial issues. Vroman helped write the screenplay and in so doing, becoming the first black member of the Screen Writers Guild. 35mm archival print, 68 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

FEB. 8

DANCE • Daddy Daughter Dance at 7 p.m. Tuscany Hall, 21125 Kettle Club Road, Culpeper. For All Ages Open to the Public. $15/Person Refreshments, Door Prizes, Games Music Provided by ImtheDJ.net Hosted by Mountain View Community Church. Pre-Registration is Required: bit.ly/2MVEVENTS


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What’s Happening EVENTS FOR CULPEPER, FAUQUIER, MADISON, ORANGE AND RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTIES

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business owners. Classes are held at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton. Cost of the 12-week series of classes is $250. Financial assistance available. Small business loans available to participants who successfully complete the program. Visit www.bethechangefoundation. us and click ‘Apply.’ Class starts Feb. 19; applications are due by Jan. 15. Questions? Contact founder and Rapp resident Marianne Clyde at 540-3473797 or email bethechangefound@ gmail.com.

RAPPAHANNOCK BENEVOLENT FUND CELEBRITY WAITER DINNER • The 9th annual

event is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Washington School House. What better way to beat the winter doldrums and raise money for a great cause than with a Caribbean Carnival? This year’s Caribbean theme will certainly inspire a beachy, summer feeling so join us for a funfilled evening of neighbors helping neighbors. A family-style dinner will include chicken and pulled pork grilled onsite, a variety of side dishes, and complimentary beer and wine. Costumes and elaborate centerpieces will set the mood for a spirited live auction, some limbo action, and dancing into the wee hours. Individual tickets are on sale now at RappBenevolentFund.org Seating is limited. Questions? Contact Theresa Wood at 817-403-0496.

FEB. 20 Megan and Debi Smith will perform at the Little Washington Theatre Feb. 2.

FEB. 2 SMITH SISTERS IN CONCERT • Rappahannock

Families are invited to tour, enjoy refreshments and STEM activities, and meet faculty and current students from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Wakefield Country Day School serves students in Preschool through grade 12 and offers bus service from 8 area counties.

County’s own Megan Smith and her sister Debi became a nationally recognized country folk musical duo 35 years ago and now the sisters are back by popular demand to perform at 8 p.m. at the Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay Street, Washington. This local folk act has shared billing with artists like Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Doc Watson, Chet Atkins and Loretta Lynn. Their show blends original, traditional and country-folk tunes with warmth and humor. Reserved seating: $25 Adults, $10 Under 18. Find out more about The Smith Sisters at DebiSmith. com. For ticket information email: Info@LittleWashingtonTheatre.com or phone 540-675-1253.

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JAN. 27

WCDS OPEN HOUSE •

• RAAC First Friday night movie at the Little Washington Theater, Washington, at 8 p.m. presents "BlacKkKlansman". Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes it leader. Cost is $6, there will be popcorn, candy and water are available for purchase.

much-needed foster parenting in Rappahannock County, hosted by Rappahannock Social Services and the Foster Parent Taskforce of Rappahannock. Meet with foster parents and staff; ask questions and get honest answers about foster care. The event takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Washington Town Hall, 485 Gay Street, Washington. In attendance to share his experience as a foster

youth in Rappahannock County will be Adam Starks, author of the 2014 autobiography, “Broken Child Mended Man.” For more information contact 540-675-3313.

FEB. 15 VALENTINE DINNER AND DANCE • "All you Need is Love"

at Hearthstone School from 6 to 9:30 p.m. A night of food, dancing and fun, featuring the greatest hits of The Beatles. Music by Grass Fed, live music begins at 7 p.m. Full Italian buffet, including beverage and dessert, starts at 6 p.m. Cash bar, chocolate fountain. Call to reserve your table in advance, or purchase tickets at the door. Cost $25 per person, children under age, $10. For more information, call 540-987-9212 or email info@ hearthstoneschool.org

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BE THE CHANGE FOUNDATION •

Be the Change Foundation is offering a 12-week training class for women of Rappahannock County who want to start home-based businesses or take their existing businesses to the next level. Learn about writing business plans, marketing, balancing the books, when to hire staff, how to get organized, motivated and stay stress free. Taught by local professionals in their respective fields and augmented by personal stories shared from

SCHOOL SAFETY SUMMIT

• Rappahannock County Public Schools, in conjunction with the Rappahannock County Sheriff's Office, will be hosting a School Safety Summit from 6 to 8 p.m. at the RCHS Auditorium. This event is open to parents, students (grades 6-12), and community members. Join us to learn more about important topics such as digital ethics, vaping/ substance abuse, and ALICE (Active Shooter) training. In addition, Commit to Be Fit will be hosting a Drums Alive Kids Beats Class by Ignite Fitness during the summit. Bring your kids for this fun, fitness activity and stay for the School Safety Summit.

ORANGE COUNTY MARCH 5-6 AARP CHAPER 5239 MOTORCOACH TRIPS •

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW AND LONGWOOD GARDENS March 5-6, 2019 includes motorcoach, hotel, full breakfast, admissions. Price: $337 per person double occupancy Deposit: $50 p/p. For more information or flyer contact Barbara 540 972-4651 or wisecruiser@hotmail.com


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VIEWS Watch and see what happens Well, here we are just days into the New Year, and the Democrats have held true to their word so far. They are certainly being transparent in their errant radical agenda for the new Congress of 2019 to again “fundamentally change America:” Say what you will about the Democrats, unlike establishment Republicans, they keep their promises, even if doing so will wreck the country: Impeachment proceedings to be legislated, national international abortion advocates, hearings on Medicare-for-All legislation, representatives cussing and demeaning the President including a newly elected childish Junior Senator, and spendthrift useless legislation being drafted as I write. Yep, the Democrats are hiding nothing especially their disdain, if not pure hatred, for President Trump. Once taken aghast by his language where he dare use some profanity and showing their absolute best to be profoundly bothered by it, these people, lead by Tom Perez, Rashida Tlaib, Kamal Harris, and Kristin Gillibrand are all on board out there using profanity laced, angry speeches and at the same time attacking Trump for the same. It really is a disgusting exposè of what a serious derangement this country has become in a few short

years (2008 until now.) It seems the Democrats have been emboldened by picking up only 40 seats in the House and yet losing several in the Senate. Just watching them on TV is comical if not really a sad state of affairs. Watch their lips, and if they are moving, they are trying to pull something over on us. Surely, they use flamboyant and articulate language to impress, but, if one listens closely, they are speaking gibberish. In the midst of all this, clearly, the Democrat leadership and their robotic minions have decided that America is not worth benefitting. The only goal for now for them is to bring on chaos, pass as many useless and mindless bills as possible in hopes for Senate disapproval and Trump's veto so they can blame the GOP for their own ineptness in time to use this for the 2020 election. Their plan is simple: to continue a ridiculous agenda of a myriad of nonsensical legislations, increased government spending through pork barrel bills intermingled with investigations, hearings, subpoenas, threats of prosecution and indictments, disseminating lies and misinformation in hopes of indoctrinating and influencing the thoughts of those Americans who either are too busy with their own lives to research the issues or those who are just ignorant of the truth. It is clear that they are not caring about the southern border crisis and the safety of Americans. Their complete negative reaction to the wall, barrier, fence, or whatever they want to call it is the high point of their hypocrisy. Four

years ago, they voted for it, but now they are against it. What happened? 11/6/2016!! That's what happened. Their queen failed to deliver, burned and crashed, and, from her ashes, their Trump Derangement Syndrome grew. The border barrier is absolutely necessary before any other effective “border security” can be instituted. Everyone knows this even the Democrat leaders who insist the wall is a non-starter for negotiations. So now, the Democrats have allowed the government shutdown and laid the blame on themselves despite believing Americans will blame Trump. It is so obvious they have such disdain for the President that they would cause financial harm to many Americans just to get their way. Now, I fully understand how this will be taken by those of the opposite persuasion, but the present bunch of House Democrats' actions and words are all out there in living color for everyone to see and hear. They are not holding back, for sure, so it is imperative that all Americans watch and follow to see if they are, indeed, creating chaos and discontent as a part of their contempt for President Trump as I and many others believe or are they really trying to benefit all America by their deeds? Over the next 100 days, we will see how these people will act for the next 2 years. Watch closely. They will try with all their acumen to resist and obstruct Trump's agenda in every way possible as witnessed by how they started on the first day of the new 2019 Congress.

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was in the room where it happened. They weren’t even, as that elementary school teacher promised, implied. Granted, some of these thoughtful men wrestled with the hypocrisy of owning other humans and discrimination against their fellows of different religions. However, these moral conflicts were not enough to change their initial impulses or diminish their own privilege. Women do not seek retribution for what is lacking or wish to strip men of privilege. They just want to share in it equally. We are confident of the positive impact the members of the female gender have made on society. If you aren’t, you haven’t been paying attention. And based on the words of our founders it’s not even necessary for women to prove their worth. If we are all created equal, the only criterion was our creation. The

endowment bestowed upon us by our Creator is a given. So, what is the harm in saying so? Help us be the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Women in American society are owed more than an implied equality in our most unifying document. Let’s right this wrong in 2019.

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Dr. Tom Neviaser

Help Virginia ratify Equal Rights Amendment In elementary school, we are taught that the Constitution of the United States of America includes women and girls because “man” was used as an all-encompassing term that implies inclusion. Later in our education, we are taught that the only “men” who were full citizens conferred with rights and privileges were white, land owning, Protestant males over the age of 21. Imagine a girl’s sadness when she understands that the Founding Fathers were not talking about her when they voted to adopt, “All men are created equal…”. These white, land owning, Protestant males over the age of 21 were talking only of themselves. No female

Members of the 2018 Sorensen Political Leaders Program *The sentiments above are our own and not endorsed by the Sorensen Institute. The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership was founded in 1993 to bring together diverse individuals with a passion for politics and public service. All have a wide variety of viewpoints and backgrounds but want to work together for the common good. The non-partisan mission is to strengthen and enhance the quality of government at all levels throughout Virginia

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Culpeper Times • January 24-30, 2019

‘La Cage' releases Folles at Riverside CURTAIN CALLS Maggie Lawrence

Pull out your feather boa, your sequined gown, and gold lame cape. Squeeze into those impossible high heels and don’t forget the fire engine lipstick. Oh, and tell your wife to dress up, too. The “folles” have

arrived! This is a first for our favorite dinner theatre. The Riverside Center has made the creative decision to branch out a bit and bring something not seen on a mainstream stage in the Fredericksburg area. But “not seen” doesn’t mean “new”. For all its glitter and illusion, “La Cage Aux Folles” has a very respectable forty-six year history. Born as Jean Poiret’s little French farce in 1973, the story captured the imaginations of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein who gussied it up into a 1983 Broadway musical. That show took the Tonys by storm, winning six of the eleven nominations and inspiring the movie, “The Birdcage”. “But I’m not done!” cried the diva known as “La Cage” and went on to enjoy two Broadway revivals – capturing the Tony for Best Musical Revival each time - as well as the ’08 London revival and a Laurence Olivier Award. The ‘girl’ has legs. Now she’s on the Riverside stage dancing her little heart out. Patti D’Beck returns to choreograph and direct. I will save my hesitations for later, but emphasize here that when you have a choreographer who directs, you may

be sure of good dancers. And because it’s a musical and this is Riverside, you will also have some very good singers as well as a top notch live orchestra. For those who came late to the party, “La Cage…” is the story of two men, Georges and Albin, who live above their St. Tropez club, the extravaganza in drag known as “La Cage Aux Folles”. Albin, known to the stage as Za-Za, is the star. They have also raised since childhood Georges’ son (from a brief experiment with a showgirl – he won’t do it again), Jean-Michel. Complications arise when Jean-Michel - headstrong youth! - engages himself to a young woman whose parents are the conservative leaders of a movement to stamp out drag clubs. Our generous Emcee, Georges (Christopher Sanders) invites us into La Cage to meet Les Cagelles, the high stepping chorus line of the club. This introduction with the rousing theme song “We Are What We Are” sets the tone, with emphasis on “and what we are is an illusion.” Mr. Sanders plays the flexible Georges with aplomb; masculine enough (baritone voice emphasized) to be an acceptable “normal” father, and loving enough to love the mercurial Albin. Albin, a.k.a. “Za-Za” played by Gabe Belyeu is the sine qua non of the club – and the show itself – for it is Albin who must be mercurial drag queen deluxe, loving ‘mother’ of JeanMichel, and uncomfortable ‘Uncle Al’ for the girl’s parents. Mr. Belyeu is a gift to the role – a fickle but essential prima donna, infuriating, forgivable, and irresistible in the duet “With You on My Arm” sung and danced with Georges. He is also the center of the night’s

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“La Cage Aux Folles” plays at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts through March 3. one truly spine-tingling moment. Realizing that Georges and JeanMichel are reluctant for him to meet the parents as he is, he retreats into the anthem “I Am What I Am” wearing a spectacular gold-spangled gown and singing, not in-your-face, but with measured honesty, a touch of sad, and just a hint of the defiance of one who knows himself. And the audience was his. The multi-talented John Flemming plays Jean-Michel, a normal youth who loves his non-traditional parents, but also recognizes the problem before him. Ultimately, it’s a problem of love, and when faced with the reality of the pain he has visited upon Albin, acquits himself manfully. Anthony Cosby returns as Jacob, the butler-who-wants-to-be-the-maid, but REALLY wants to perform with the other Cagelles. His over-the-top pageantry with each entrance was a jolt of humor, but if he were MY butler, I’d chase him with a fly swatter – except, he’d probably like it. I never thought I’d write in a public newspaper that Bob Beard makes a great Viking Queen, but there it is. As The Parents, Eduoard and Marie Dindon, Mr. Beard and Carol Hagy must extricate themselves from a most uncomfortably amusing - if you’re not them – situation. Jacqueline (Andrea Kahane) is the author of that situation. Aside: if you’re looking for anything to remind you of France at this St. Tropez, keep looking. Good conflict is driven by contrast – the tension between what you have and what you want – and that’s where a few technical weaknesses show

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What: “La Cage Aux Folles” Where: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Pkwy., Fredericksburg, Va. Call: (540) 370-4300 or visit riversidedt.com Playing through March 3 up. While Kyna Chilcot’s costumes and Ron Keller’s scene design work together in the same key, that key is flat. Drag queens are peacocks to the nines – the tens, if they can reach it. While there are occasional splashes of color and sparkle, there seems to be a serious headdress and sequin deficit. The club itself is functional but modest, nothing eye-popping, nothing to worry about. (The goldstream curtain did make an occasional welcome appearance.) This is also the tone of Georges and Albin’s apartment, which JeanMichel desperately needs them to fix. What’s to fix? Haul away the nude male statue and put up a crucifix. Change two prints on the wall. Not to worry. The audience should see the apartment and clutch its pearls – or at least make a faintly audible gasp. No such luck. I’m rarely found in drag clubs for Sunday brunch, but if I were, I’d want ‘fabulous’ bordering on ‘outrageous’ – in a good way, of course. That’s all that’s missing here. The dancers dance, the singers sing, the story is told, and an oddly sweet story it is. I give it two thumbs and a well-manicured pinky finger up. Maggie Lawrence is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. She is a retired English and drama teacher.


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It is a new year and a time for new beginnings. The Frenchman’s Corner has been undergoing a series of Edward Hanlin changes, most of which we hope are completely unnoticed by our loyal patrons. The beginning of the year tends to be fairly quiet and calm. It is kind of a relief after all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It is also a time that allows us to reflect on events from the last year as we “hibernate” during the coldest months of the year. This time also provides us time to think about those closest to us, some of whom hold extra special places within our hearts. St. Valentine’s Day is a good time to express our affections for the loved ones in our lives. There are several different theories behind the origins of St. Valentine’s Day. The legends often include elements based in Christian and Roman histories. One refers to a Roman priest who was killed for secretly marrying Roman soldiers and their beloved against the Emperor’s edict that young men were forbidden from marrying because he felt that young single soldiers were better than those with families. Another theory, from the Middle Ages, refers to a Valentine that was imprisoned for helping

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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: Jan. 17-22 Following are the county police reports from Jan. 17-22. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

Josie Leann Ayers Age: 23, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-7/150 Hair/Eye: Blonde/Blue Last known: 1977 Crepe Myrtle Ln., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Possession of Controlled Substances.

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Jan. 17 Clinton Gerald Cubbage Sr., 49, 4000 block Novum Road, Reva, breaking and entering with intent to rape, rob or murder (two counts), abduction - extort money or immoral purpose (two counts), unlawful use or

injury to telephone lines (two counts), robbery Jan. 19 Kevin Michael Jones,29, 16000 block Covey Circle, Amissville, driving under the influence of alcohol Dana Michelle Layman,31, 400 block Burnt Tree Way, Orange, probation violation on felony charge Jan. 20 Zachery Allen Plecker, 23, 200 block W. Evans St., Culpeper, driving

under the influence of alcohol Jan. 21 Christopher Stephen Meyers,28, 9000 block General Winder Road, Rapidan, possession of controlled substances, possess or distribute controlled paraphernalia Jan.22 Jordan Gheorghe Onijs,24, 10000 block Schaeffer Lane, Nokesville, violate condition of release

Culpeper Town Police: Jan. 14-20

Guy Odell Dyer Jr. Age: 51, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-3/191 Hair/Eye: Gray/Green Last known: 25343 Greenfield Ln., Lignum, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Pay Fines, Costs, or Penalties.

Paul Vincent Gaskins Age: 63, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-11/185 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 64 Burnt Tree Wy., Orange, Va. Wanted for: Two (2) counts of Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation.

Following are the police reports from Jan. 14-20. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department. Jan. 14 David Alan Dunsmore, 40, 500 block S. Braddock St., Winchester, issuing bad checks (two counts) Tamariah-Renee Jacqulyn Lewis, 19, 200 block Queen St., Culpeper, possession of marijuana Nehemiah Elijah Lee, 18, 800 block Gallows Court, Culpeper, possession of marijuana Jan. 15 Larry Lee Williams, 53, 600 block Willis Lane, Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Shakiea Chante Sanders, 38, 1500 block Old Fredericksburg Road, Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation (four counts)

Jan. 16 Delieshia Lewis, 18, 400 block E. Chandler St., Culpeper, felonious assault, assault or battery by mob Michael Allen Clark Sr., 40, 100 block N. Main St., Culpeper, disorderly conduct, using abusive language Dimitri Jay Reid, 26, 400 block Standpipe Road, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance (two counts), possession of schedule IV controlled substance Felecia Kaylan Outlaw, 25, 4100 block Highway 180 E., Mineral Wells, object sexual penetration Bryan Keith Jernigan, 36, no fixed address, drunk in public, profane language Jan. 17 Gary Randolph McClain,52, no fixed address, credit card fraud, credit card theft Donald Lee Jenkins Jr., 38, 9000 block Heritage Drive, Culpeper, fraud: financial exploitation of mentally, obtaining money by false pretenses India Alizah Robinson, 19, 100

block Elm St., Culpeper, trespass: after being forbidden to do so Jan. 18 Jeremiah Edwards Meneffee, 22, 400 block Wine Street, Culpeper, contempt of court Jan. 19 Juan Carlos Pedraza Blanco, 36, 400 block Wine St., Culpeper, contempt of court Jan. 20 Jason Allen Dyer, 40, 300 block Slaughter Drive, Orange, trespass after being forbidden to do so Tylor James Baldwin, 25, 14000 block Reva Road, Reva, drunk in public, profane language Tori Justice Taylor, 23, 18000 block Monitor Road, Culpeper, failure to obey signs/bond surrender/ improper equipment, driving with suspended or revoked license

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Culpeper man dies in fatal accident Monday afternoon

Alicia Marie Vogt Age: 28, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-4/140 Hair/Eye: Brown/Blue Last known: 2404 James Madison Hwy., Haymarket, Va. Wanted for: Probation: Violation on Misdemeanor Charge. Warrants current as of Jan. 23

A Culpeper man died in a single vehicle accident in the 100-block of James Madison Highway Monday afternoon. Culpeper Town Police responded to the area just south of the roundabout near McDonald's at approximately 12:42 p.m. Upon arrival, the Culpeper Police Department summoned emergency medical services that responded to the scene. The victim, David Puckett, 64, of Culpeper, died at the crash scene. Bus. 29 was shut down for approximately two hours. Members of the Culpeper Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to investigate and gather evidence related to this crash. The contributing cause of this crash is unknown at this time.

This is an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Officer Julia Cole at 540-727-3430 Extension 5589.


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