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LOCAL NEWS Chamber honors first responders with Valor By Jeff Say

Culpeper Times Staff Writer The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce honored first responders and law enforcement July 12 with their inaugural Valor Awards. Originally scheduled for March, but postponed due to inclement weather, the awards recognized four local police officers and four volunteer fire and rescue squads for their efforts in keeping Culpeper safe. “For what many of us would say are acts of valor and heroism, they would respond that it’s just part of their job,” Culpeper Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Wes Mayles said. “The Culpeper Chamber and the community want to thank and recognize all the men and women who makes our lives better and safer everyday by doing a job many of us do not have the fortitude to do.” More than 100 attended the inaugural event, which the chamber plans to make an annual celebration of our local heroes. Recognized from the Culpeper Town Police Department were Sgt. Richard M. McKnight and Detective Christopher Taylor, for their efforts with the Virginia State Police Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force that broke up a heroin ring being operated by Culpeper brothers Ronnie and George Faulkner. DEA Special Agent Adrian Chindgren commended the officers for their diligence in helping address Culpeper’s public safety crisis with the opioid epidemic. The investigation led to a Federal indictment of the brothers, who pled guilty to all charges on Jan. 9. “As Chief of Police and seeing daily the effects of these dangerous drugs to families and this community, I can’t tell you how many lives have been saved due to the hard work and countless hours that Sgt. McKnight and Detective Taylor, along with our State and Federal partners,” Culpeper Town Police Chief Chris Jenkins said. The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office honored Deputy Kerry Grigsby and Sgt. Rick McKinley for their efforts involving domestic violence incident that turned into a deadly pursuit. The two Culpeper County Sheriff’s Deputies were in pursuit of Eric Wesley Clark, 43, of Culpeper,

July 17 when the incident turned deadly. The deadly incident began shortly before 10 p.m. when the CCSO received a 911 call for a domestic assault at a local residents, and was told the suspect, Clark, had left the residence. Deputies were told to be on the lookout for Clark’s minivan. At approximately 11 p.m. Grigsby spotted the vehicle near the town of Culpeper on Route 229. He followed the vehicle onto Old Rixeyville Road where he put on his emergency lights. In the video from Grigsby’s dash cam, the deputy follows the car along Colonel Jameson Blvd. at a normal rate of speed. Clark turns onto 522 North and later accelerates, but never seems to be excessively breaking the speed limit. Grigsby continues in pursuit, with his emergency lights and sirens on. At one point, a few minutes into the pursuit, Grigsby pulls alongside Clark in an effort to make himself be visible. Clark extends his hand outside of the driver side window, making a gesture that appears to resemble a gun. Shortly after that, Clark turns left onto Griffinsburg Road, back in the direction of his residence, where Grigsby rams into the minivan sending it spinning. That’s when the incident turns deadly. Grigsby can be plainly heard on the dash cam yelling “drop the gun, drop the gun. Put it down now.” That verbal command is followed by a burst of shots and then Grigsby saying he has the gun and the shell. Later as, the dash camera continues to roll, Grigsby and McKinley can be heard administering CPR to Clark. Grigsby can be heard saying he’s OK, following by “I was scared of death for you, that gun was pointed right at you.” “Both Deputy Grigsby and Sgt. McKinley made clear-headed decisions in a split second,” the nomination for the pair read. “The positions Sgt. McKinley and Deputy Grigsby found themselves in that night to take a life to save another including those of law enforcement family was nothing short of heroic.” Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Zachary


Capt. Bernie Feaganes presents Deputy Kerry Grigsby with a Valor Award for his efforts in a deadly police pursuit in July 2017. Fowler was honored for his efforts in helping deliver a baby girl on Sept. 19, 2017. Fowler was dispatched as part of the BSVFD emergency medical first responder program to a call to a 37-year-old female, 40 weeks pregnant, in labor. The call came in at 12:16 a.m. and by 12:21 a.m., Fowler was helping assist the mother with the delivery of her beautify baby girl in the kitchen of her residence. “Firefighter Fowler provided excellent service and demonstrated a great calmness to everyone on scene during the childbirth,” his nomination read. Jim Hurlock, of the Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, has been serving his community for 48 years - since he joined as a junior member at age 14 when the company formed in 1970. He was honored Thursday for his efforts in helping save a man’s home when a vehicle parked next to it caught fire and threatened to spread. Hurlock responded alone in Tanker 6 knowing that the homeowner who was being evacuated was a man fighting cancer. Hurlock was able to know down the fire before the second engine company arrived, saving the man’s home. It’s not the first time Hurlock has responded to a call by himself, and it won’t be the last. “That’s the way I was brought up, just to help people,” Hurlock said. “The biggest thing was I knew the people involved and I knew what his situation was. Us being

in a rural area, the next company is going to be 20 minutes or more getting there. I’m always a believer in hitting this thing quick. I just thank God the house wasn’t hurt.” Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company had their Technical Large Animal Rescue Team honored for an incident involving an ornery guard donkey named Jack. On Nov. 24, 2017, the team was called out to help Jack who had escaped his farm and had been “visiting” his neighbors. On his way home, he fell into a cattle guard and was biting anyone who attempted to come near him. The company attempted to sedate Jack but he was still combative and bit the veterinarian’s leg and would not let go. He later bit Little Fork Lt. Melissa Mainville, one of the technicians on the team. “It was excruciating,” Mainville said. “We didn’t get bit just one, we got bit multiple times.” The team of Mainville, Noah Furr, Chief Doug Monaco, Wyatt Brooks and Isiah Chauhan had to resort to Plan B to put Jack into sleep mode - and he was eventually freed and only had minor cuts and bruising. Culpeper County Rescue Squad Co. 11 honored their chief Roland Hankey for his hours of volunteer work, noting that the rescue squad wouldn’t be where they are today without him. He joined in 2014 and was named chief in 2017. His nomination read, “our nominee brings leadership, friendship and family to Culpeper Rescue.”

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Culpeper Soccer Club fall registration is open The Culpeper Soccer Club announces that registration for the Fall 2018 Recreational Season is now open! Programs are available for players aged 2 through 18 years! Regular registration closes on Tuesday, July 31. The CSC Recreation Program promotes a culture of personal growth and love for the game of soccer. The most important aspect of this program is that children come first. Youth recreation players will learn and develop the fundamental skills of soccer in an environment that focuses on having fun! We accept all different skill levels and ages into this program and we encourage youth recreation players to grow personally as they enjoy the game of soccer! The Little Comets program, for children 2-3 years old, includes a Little Comets jersey and eight 45-minute sessions on Saturday mornings. This program is great for introducing little ones to sports! Recreational Soccer, for children 4-18 years old, begins the week of August 27, 2018. Eight games will be played, beginning on Saturday, September 8 and continuing through November 3, 2018. In addition to these programs, the Culpeper Soccer Club also offers TOPS (The Outreach Program for Soccer), which is a FREE community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by the Club's volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any child, aged 6 through 18 years, who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family. The TOPS program meets for one hour each Saturday on Recreation game-days. Registration for all programs is available on the CSC website at www.


Riley Reynolds (Editor's note: This is weekly series highlighting members of Culpeper's Youth Council. To join Culpeper Youth, go to to apply.) As President of Culpeper Youth, summer is a weird time. Some of our most ambitious ideas need to explored and planned over the summer but most of us are off exploring ourselves. That’s why this year we voted to knock our normal three meetings a month, down to a one meeting a month on whatever day the most of us could manage to get there. And with the lessened meeting schedule we have all explored some different aspect or program. I have been home on and off during the summer. When I’m home I am going to yoga twice a day at Golds Gym and going to Raven’s Nest in between classes, sometimes taking an hour to have a cup of coffee and talk with my Vice President, Josh. Or, I’m off in Orange at the best used bookstore I’ve been to in a while, or I’m thrifting with my Treasurer, Angie. Even when CY says goodbye we still hang out! That’s probably one of my favorite things about CY, we’re close. When I’m not at home I’ve been on a college campus! I was on Longwood’s Campus earlier this summer, in June, attending Virginia’s American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, a program where you learn about the local and state government by creating and electing it! As of this week I am in Long Island, studying Journalism at Long Island University. Next week I will be in Brooklyn, at the Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, studying the U.N. and Global Affairs! At the end of next week I get to come back home and meet with my fellow CY Youth Advisory Council members, I can’t wait to see them all.

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Culpeper Town Officer rescues child with autism ➤ Girl found in drainage ditch after opening garage door By Jeff Say

Culpeper Times Staff Writer Culpeper Town Police Officer Matt Satterfield had already fallen and was limping, but he was still alert. Satterfield was searching for a missing 7-year-old autistic girl on July 6, when he saw movement along a muddy bank. There was Grayce-Anne Heheh. Culpeper Town Police received a call of a missing autistic juvenile in the early evening of July 6, in the area of Magnolia Circle. Five officers responded, and Satterfield was familiar with the area. He knew of the dangers a child with autism faced - the woods, the roadway, but one geographic location stood out to him. He immediately headed down to the pond that sits at the back of the subdivision. “That was my biggest concern,” Satterfield said. That’s when he tripped and got caught in barbed wire, left over

from an old farm property. Bleeding, his uniform in tatters, he started to limp back through a construction site, not really sure how he had got turned around. That’s when he saw her. Sitting in a drainage ditch filled with mud and water, Grayce-Anne was playing. “I almost missed her at first,” Satterfield said. “She was all covered in mud. I saw the mud kind of move around and I said ‘on my God, that’s her right there on the bank.’” Knowing she was autistic, Satterfield was careful not the overstimulate the 7-year-old. She didn’t respond to his requests to move away from the bank, so he had to step in to retrieve her. “I was still trying to coax her out a little bit and she wouldn’t come out, so I tried to lift her out and I realized I was stuck,” he said. “I started to panic a little bit. I was finally able to free one foot and all the time I’m trying to talk to her, ‘sweetie, honey, my name’s Matt, I’m here to take you back to your daddy.’ Finally I grabbed her and I was able to free my last boot.” Panic enveloped the little girl and she panicked a little bit, but ➤ See Rescue, Page 5


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➤ Rescue, from Page 5 Satterfield calmed her down as he carried her out on his shoulder to the roadway to meet her dad. While walking back to the road, he marveled at the fact a 7-year-old was able to climb over a pair of silt fences to make it back to the construction site. He quickly radioed that he and Grayce-Anne were on the road and soon there was a joyous reunion between father and daughter. “The dad was just overjoyed,” Satterfield said. “We learned a lot about autism and their attraction to water, and even though it was kind in the back of my head, my biggest fear was the danger. The pond was the biggest danger in my opinion and of course she wasn’t there, she was in the next little run off.” Rohan said he was overwhelmed when he saw his daughter. “Simply put, it was the scariest day of my life,” Rohan said. “Thanks to the Culpeper Police Department, especially Officer Satterfield, I was extremely happy to be reunited with my daughter. It was (a feeling) of relief, one of elation and it was basically a sense that here’s my daughter, I’m going to be be reunited with her. The bottom line was it was a great sense of relief.” Satterfield said they receive some training in the academy about this type of situation, but a lot of it

is on the job training. Lt. Jeff Dodson said the department has actually been discussing roll call training for calls involving autistic children. Other training also played into Satterfield’s actions. “I’ve had crisis intervention for juveniles, for juveniles that are in a manic state,” Satterfield said. “That’s the reason when I approached her I said my name was Matt, not officer. I addressed her slowly and quietly.” Rohan said he was impressed with their professionalism and how courteous they were. “They clearly demonstrated what it means to serve and protect,” he said. He said it was clear they had some training when it comes to dealing with children with autism. “Especially in Grace’s case, she’s 7 years old chronologically, but mentally she’s around 2 years old,” Rohan said. “If you call her, for example, she’s not going to respond to you in terms of verbally saying yes. It was very important to provide that information because you actually had to physically see her and find her, which I’m sure complicates the rescue.” Rohan said he and Grace had been playing in her little pool in the garage when he realized he had forgotten a towel. The garage door was down and she was secured, so he

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quickly ran upstairs to get a towel. He estimates he was gone 90 seconds in total. That was all she needed. Grace opened the electronic garage door and was gone. “She had never opened the garage before, clearly she’d been watching how I’d done it,” Rohan said. He said he looked for her near the house - she often likes to look at neighbors’ flowers, but she wasn’t there. She also wasn’t at either of the parks in their community and that’s when he called police after about 10 minutes of searching for her. Neighbors chipped in as well, canvassing the subdivision and posting a message to their community Facebook page. Rohan thanked them for their help as well. He described the experience of walking down to an open garage door and a missing daughter as “shear panic.” “I had never been this scared in my life,” Rohan said. “It was terrifying.” The moment she was reunited with her father was a moment that Satterfield will never forget. “I’ve been an officer for five years and the look on the dad’s face was just…,” Satterfield said trailing off, looking for the right words. “We go through our ups and downs, we get frustrated with this job, even if I

was frustrated for a month straight, the look on the dad’s face made it all.” “That’s really why you do this job, for calls like that,” Dodson said. Dodson said that the fact they police department had the information that she was autistic was a huge help in helping locate her and deal with the situation. He said that if in the future, parents with children with differing abilities call, make sure they communicate to dispatch the child’s needs. “The more information, the better,” Dodson said. “The child has a special need or is autistic, let us know that.” Rohan said the fact he provided information about her being autistic helped police know how to deal with the situation. It’s something he stressed to parents - to be sure to tell the police all information and he shared some lessons he learned along the way. “One of the things I've learned since is that there is a device you can put on your children that has a GPS,” Rohan said. “That is something I am going to look into and get for my children, I would encourage that as well. They may not have what you consider normal abilities, but they learn stuff and they can take off if you are unaware. No matter how much protection you’re providing, just the slightest glance away they can take off.”

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Tom Osborn sits in a police cruiser for the first time in more than 50 years. Osborn served with the Culpeper Town Police Department from 1956-63. Osborn rode along with Master Police Officer John Bahl until 1:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12.

A blast from the past ➤ Former town police officer Tom Osborn goes on ride along more than 50 years after he left the force By Jeff Say

Culpeper Times Staff Writer Tom Osborn hadn’t sat in a police cruiser in nearly 50 years, but as he did so Wednesday evening a flood of memories arrived. Osborn, 83, was a member of the Culpeper Town Police Department from 1956 until 1963. A veteran of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne - he came home to Culpeper after serving his country and was looking for a job. He was visiting his younger cousin Joe Peters - brother of future Culpeper County Sheriff Robert Peters - one night when Osborn got the tip about an opening at CPD. “A man I knew most of my life, named Irving Bennet, knew I was military, he pulled up in a pickup,” Osborn said. “We got to talking and he said ‘are you working?’ I said no, I just got back. He said they were looking for a policeman over in town, why don’t you go apply? I laughed at him, I said I didn’t want to be a policeman. Next day, I came over and met Chief (Roy) Jamison. He hired me and it was kind of history.” At the time, there were only five men on the force (now there are 46) and just one car - a 1954 Plymouth. Jamison had just been named the first police chief of

Culpeper on June 15 of that year and at the time, Culpeper was just less than 1 square mile with one manually operated stoplight. That’s in steep contrast to the now 6.8 square mile town with numerous stop lights and roundabouts. “It was laid back,” Osborn said. “We had one car, we didn’t have any dispatch, we didn’t have any clerks. It was just the five or six officers.” He worked nights 99 percent of the time, working the 3-11 shift. One officer worked 11 to 7 and they had one other officer rotating. Add in the chief and one sergeant and that was the force. Osborn sat in on the roll call meeting Wednesday and was presented a Chief ’s medal for his efforts serving the department. He then jumped in the car and patrolled the streets with Master Police Officer John Bahl. Osborn said he was interested to see how police work has changed. “It’s been all those years, I’ve seen all the changes in the community and the town itself,” Osborn said. “When I first came here, you had the sheriff, one outside deputy and a man and his wife who lived in the jail.” In the 1960 census, 2,412 people lived in Culpeper. In the 2010 census, 16,379 lived in the town. Crime has increased, but Osborn said Culpeper was at times wild when he served as well. He remembers one story, shortly after he signed on, vividly. “I was called down to the foundry one ➤ See Osborn, Page 7

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➤ Osborn, from Page 6 Saturday night,” Osborn recalled. “Two women were standing by the railroad track and they were beat up. A woman and her mother said her husband did it. They lived down at the end of the alley at an apartment complex. I pulled up and they got out of the car and they were standing up in the yard there. Back then I couldn’t get a warrant because I didn’t see anything. I had to take them to the Justice of the Peace office, get a warrant and come back and get him. All of a sudden the front door of the apartment blew open and this guy walked right out and said ‘God dang it I’m going to kill you.’ BOOM! Shotgun, 36-inch barrel, I was 21-feet from him. He missed.” Osborn was standing in the roadway beside the police car, he heard the shot hit a tree behind him and he quickly responded. “I pulled my pistol out and I shot, he was a little taller than me - 6-2 or 6-3 I cut that No. 1 apartment in two with my shot and I didn’t touch him,” Osborn said. “He went back in. That was Saturday night, and the jail stayed open late. I got on the radio and called the sheriff ’s department. Sheriff (Mason) Green and two troopers came. Sheriff Green went in first, I went in second and that bullet had gone in No. 1, went through the wall in the living and room and fell out in the floor in the bedroom. The guy was sitting in the bedroom in a chair, on the bed he had the gun loaded ready to go again with a box of shells laying on the bed.” Shockingly, the officers took him into custody without firing another shot. At the time, Culpeper was small and everyone knew each other, so a case a few weeks later was difficult for Osborn. Two young men went to high school with his brother, and Osborn got a call that their mother had shot herself. “Of course I knew them and I knew their mother,” Osborn said. “I went in and she had shot herself in the breast. I told myself I couldn’t work this so I called someone else. She lived but I said to myself, ‘what the hell kind of job do I got here.’” Those incidents were few and far between, and soon life settled down in Culpeper. Still, he recalled another time that trouble rolled into Culpeper and he was the officer on duty to settle it down. “It wasn’t bad,” Osborn said. “I was lucky. One night, I don’t remember what year it was, I got a call from PW (Prince William) that there was a shooting on 28 involving three men and they described the car to me. Of course everything had to come through Main Street. There was no bypasses then. I went down by Baby Jim’s, across the street there where the laundromat is now. I was sitting there and here comes the car. So I thought I’d let them get up by the other end of town and stop them by the service station. I got them up on Main and Davis streets and they took a left on Davis. I said ‘oh sh*t’ they’re going to take me down the alley. I stopped them right there by Yowell’s Hardware (where Grassrootes is now) and I walked up to the car and the boy on the right hand side was putting his hand up by the glove box. I said ‘nuh-huh, don’t do it because you

Local News won’t remember taking your hand away.’” Osborn made the driver, passenger and person in the back get on the hood of the car, which is where a passerby found them. They asked if Osborn needed help. “I said ‘yeah, can you go one block down East Street, go down behind the theatre and go down and get Sheriff Green,” Osborn said. “Wasn’t but a couple minutes the Sheriff comes up the street he had on his shower shoes, his pants and a gun and that was it. We carried the guys to jail, we called PW and they came and got them that night.” While stopping crime like that was exciting, working with the students at Anne Wingfield Elementary and getting to know the kids was one of the more rewarding aspects of the job. That came in handy if he caught them stealing hubcaps later on. “I’d talk to them, write their names down and say ‘if I catch you again, I’m going to have to do something,’” Osborn said. “I never caught them again.” Osborn said he never carried a nightstick and they didn’t have mace back then. It was a simple philosophy that he employed that served him well over the years. “You try to treat them the way you’d want to be treated,” Osborn said. “Most of the time it would work out.” Now, he’s shocked by the amount of drugs that are in town - pointing out that the main issue back in the 50s and 60s was alcohol. “When I was there, drinking was the big thing,” Osborn said. “You had the same ones over and over drinking and if you were caught three or four times they sent you down to the state farm for 90 days. That was the big thing. Drugs were just starting to come on the scene. I used to laugh and say we were too far in the sticks for it to come here. But it did. It worried me from day one. It worried me because I had four kids coming up.” One of those kids, David, was with his dad on Wednesday, proudly beaming as Tom shared his stories. “I’m proud of my dad,” David Osborn said. “He always had time for us and now time is getting short.” He said he recalled his dad pulling up in that old Plymouth and hitting the red lights. Culpeper was a different place then. “Everyone knew everyone, people genuinely cared about you,” David Osborn said. “We had a lot of respect for everyone here.” David set the ride along up with Chief Chris Jenkins, who he knew from his high school days. He wanted to make sure the officers of today got to see what the past in Culpeper was like. “I thought I really want daddy to go over and get connected with these guys and share some stories with them,” David Osborn said. Lt. Jeff Dodson led the roll call meeting and presented Osborn with his chief ’s medal. “It’s awesome,” Dodson said. “Just talking to him there’s just so much information. With the technology and the cars policing has changed, but if you dig down deep the principles of community policing haven’t changed at all really.”

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HOME & GARDEN Finding a cardinal nest I had hoped to find an active bird nest this year to monitor. It turned out I didn’t have to go far. On June 26, a male northern cardinal landed on a short shepherd's hook holding a ship’s-bell wind chime in my yard. I can see the hook from my bedroom and often watch the pair of phoebes that claim it every year as a vantage point to hunt insect prey on the ground. The pair, like me, were surprised to see the cardinal’s usurping it. I was even more surprised when the cardinal’s mate joined him. Holding long pieces of dried grass in her beak, she quickly took off toward the wild hydrangea I’d planted at the edge of an old vegetable garden


that is being converted into a native meadow garden. Knowing cardinals use grass to line their nests, I looked to see where she had gone. The male soon headed in that direction as well. The shrub had grown in the last few years to spread out and up to about 6 feet and fits cardinals’ usual criteria. Cardinals inhabit a variety of places, as Peterson’s “A Field Guide to Birds’ Nests” notes: “thickets, forest edges, groves, suburban gardens, parks” and (my favorite) “deep forests typically shunned” (by what, the guide does not say). Within these habitats, they place their nests four to five feet up in dense shrubs, vines, briars or other thick growth that obscures it and deters predators from finding and accessing it. Like the eastern phoebe, Carolina wren and a few other songbirds, this species often will nest close to houses and is relatively tolerant of people. A few years ago, I had found a cardinal nest with three eggs in it in a



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Cardinals build a new nest for each clutch of eggs and usually have one or two clutches of eggs a year in Virginia but can have up to four. honeysuckle-covered bush a few feet into the forest edge at the back of the yard, writing about it in my April 25, 2013 column. A cardinal nest has four layers. The first consists of coarse, loose stalks of weeds and vines (sometimes with bits of trash added), which are then covered by a layer of leaves or papers and grapevine bark. The third layer consists of fine weed stems, grass and trailing vines. The last layer, the lining, consists of grasses, stems, rootlets, pine needles and hair. While cardinal males may provide some nest material, the female does most of the construction. According to Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds website (allaboutbirds. org), she takes the coarser materials and crushes them with her beak until they’re pliable, then turns in the nest to bend them around her body, pushing them into a cup shape with her feet. The finished product is about 3 inches tall and 5 inches across, with the inside of the nest about 3 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep. The female builds the nest in three to nine days but may wait almost before she starting to lay eggs in it. Cardinals build a new nest for each clutch of eggs and usually have one or two clutches of eggs a year in Virginia but can have up to four. Being a year-round resident, this species starts reproducing early, in March, getting a jump on some other songbird species for good nesting sites. Not having to prepare for migration in the fall, cardinals can also continue reproducing into

September. The chicks fledge in nine to 11 days but can’t fly the first day or so after fledging and sit perched near the nest. The newly fledged young continue to demand food from the parents, both of which comply except when the female is starting another brood, in which case the male alone has feeding duty. As with humans and many other species, mating can be complicated for cardinals. According to another Cornell Lab website, Birds of North America (, cardinal couples are monogamous socially, sticking together year-round. But the female hedges her bets when it comes to her gene pool: 5-35 percent of cardinal offspring have DNA from males other than her mate. Predation rates are high on nestlings and eggs, with only 15-37 percent of nests producing fledglings. The day after I saw the cardinal pair, I used my binoculars to look for the nest in the hydrangea. Through the thick foliage, I spotted it about a foot or so in on the side facing into the garden and about 5 feet off the ground. I hadn’t seen much of the cardinals near the bush in the days that followed but had heard them in the yard. Thinking they may have abandoned the nesting site, on July 8 I finally made my way through the tall grass and forbs on the backside of the hydrangea to see the status of the nest. After determining the female was ➤ See Wild, Page 9

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Sharing information with Cyprus beekeepers On June 17 I left on what was to become a great two week adventure. I had the chance to visit Cyprus, see old friends, make new ones, work with some wonderful Cypriot Beekeepers, eat the freshest fruit and vegetables, explore an island that is overflowing with history and swim in the gorgeous blue Mediterranean. It just doesn't get any better than that. As you can tell I am still in the vacation mode! On towards the journey. Cyprus is an island that has seen its share of upheaval - in 1974 a war separated the island into the southern Greek section and the northern Turkish

portion. You must cross numerous check points to get from one side to the other. For those that remember Germany and the Berlin Wall it was going like going through Checkpoint Charlie. My friend Joanna, who I have known for many years now, lives there and she was my tour guide. What I want to share with you is not only all the really great things that Cyprus has to offer but one of the reasons I went there in the first place. It was a chance to meet with numerous beekeepers and find out what they do, share information and stories. Georgia Shoshilou and Panayiota Hadjidaniel were our hosts for our beekeeping tour/class, they have a home in the hills of Larnaca and run over 300 hives. Cyprus is very much like a high desert, quite a few low lying plants/flowers which give off the most magnificent scents. There seemed to be a lot of Thyme

honey which was delicious along with ones that I can't even try to pronounce. During the tour/class we were provided with the following: • Delicacies with natural local ingredients, water, cold and hot drinks • Personal safety equipment/ everyone was required to wear a bee suit with gloves and hat/veil • Trained and experienced personnel, all staff were experienced beekeepers. Because I had been in contact with them prior to this class Georgia and Panayiota asked if I would share what we do in the U.S. I was very honored and told them how and why I had gotten involved with beekeeping and what some of our problems were. They seem to have the same issues, maybe not as bad as we do here in America but they as

well lost a number of hives this past winter as well. The bees seem to be a bit more aggressive but nothing we could not handle, the small group, there were about 20 of us checked about 12 hives. When you opened the hives there was such an earthy honey scent that was truly magical, we tasted some of the honey from a number of hives and each of them were really different or maybe it was just me being in honey heaven! I was able to speak with a number of other beekeepers throughout Cyprus from the North to the South, East to West and had the best time ever. The people of Cyprus were warm, welcoming, and opened their home and hearts to a crazy American beekeeper and for that I shall always be grateful. To my friends Joanna and John, thank you for your hospitality and the trip of a lifetime!

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Although I’d brought my cameras, the foliage was too dense to take photos without breaking some branches, so left without taking any. I’ll continue to monitor the behavior of the adults to determine if they’re minding the nest but will

avoid getting near it again for the next week or so. Repeatedly going to nests not only can disturb birds, which may abandon the nest, but can also create a trail that leads predators to the nest. © 2018 Pam Owen

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CMR Farm Show returns to Culpeper ➤ Children get to learn about where food comes from and other skills at annual farm show By Ashleigh Christopher For the Culpeper Times

Kids and adults alike enjoyed time on the farm last weekend as the Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock Farm Show kicked off on July 12. The annual CMR Farm Show started on Thursday with many events, including the ultrasound for market steers and market lambs. With the ultrasound, exhibitioners can see how much they can sell their lambs for based on their fat. Seventeen lambs participated in the ultrasound, and 33 lambs were entered in the show. There were 18 exhibitioners. Becky Ramsey and her daughter, Kate, entered their three

lambs, Peanut, Butterball and Jelly, into the show. Kate helps take care of the lambs every day to get them ready for show. The rising fifth grader at Sycamore Park said that she enjoys helping out but it can be difficult because she forms an attachment with the animals. CMR Board Member Melissa Gough said participating in the show and 4-H, and helping with the animals helps kids learn valuable life skills. Along with learning to care for animals, the children learn many career and technical skills that they could use later in life. “It’s really important that these kids learn these little skills,” Gough said. The farm show and the livestock sale are big parts of the community. Along with providing food, the show also helps local businesses become more involved with the community. “Without the show, I’m not sure how the community would be,” said Gough. Also featured at the show is the Alpaca Show with the 4-H Alpaca


Kate Ramsey watches her sheep Peanut get an ultra sound at the Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock Farm Show July 12. Adventure Club. Led by co-leaders Melissa Mills and Ashley Hoffman, the Alpaca Adventure Club was created three years ago by then 10-year-old Jacob Mills. It is the only Alpaca Club in Virginia. “Me and my grandma would always go to a farm with alpacas every year and I started to want to help,” Jacob. This year, there are 16 kids in the club, an 11-child increase from last year. “Some kids come from farms and some come from town or from the county and don’t have the land to be able to have their own,” said Melissa. “The appeal is that they can live in town and still come to the farm to have fun.” In the club, kids learn about

how to raise and care for the alpacas. “The kids have done great,” said Melissa. “These are animals that most of them had never seen before let alone touched and they have done really well.” For kids that do not have their own animal, Melissa and Hoffman host children at their own farms, and require that the kids help them care for the animals. Melissa owns Walnut Haven Farm in Rixeyville and Hoffman owns Cedar View Farm in Mitchells. “We’ll take in as many kids as we can, and then they have to meet certain criteria to show,” said Melissa. “They have to work and handle the animal, they help us around and learn about heard management.”

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The glory of a Best Bud A sleepover with my best bud, camping in a cemetery, cooking breakfast on an inverted tin can and thinking the world did not get much better than this. Despite the fact that I woke with a fat lip apparently from a bite delivered by a traveling spider and still had to attend a Girl Scout awards ceremony with family, friends and the local newspaper, these exploits constituted some of my fondest memories of growing up on the farm. When your summer routine began at 6 AM with a hearty meal just before setting out for several hours of picking up rocks and chopping weeds, your best bud needed to be cut from the same bolt of cloth. It would have been

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a feat of magical proportions to have convinced a friend of a different ilk that this was a good life and not to be questioned. My childhood was not solely restricted to days and duties on the farm. Good fortune would provide an ample supply of friends from school and church that would fill those other aspects. Nonetheless, there was only one best bud! Weekends were ours, as long as the daily chores were not neglected, and we seemed to always be at one or the other’s house with never a moment of boredom. I cannot remember watching TV, but I guess we did, at least sometimes. In the 50s and early 60s there were no cell phones, computers or video games; we were both talkers and there was never a shortage of conversation, though not over tea or sodas. We were always on an adventure. One particular weekend at my house, we decided to camp out in the

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but powerful cans of Sterno and the foodstuffs assembled. We savored the bacon and French toast and pondered the lives of the less fortunate. It was time to get ready for the special awards ceremony when someone noticed my grossly swollen lip. Too bad! So what if I looked somewhat disfigured; it was my obligation to show up and I was proud of the achievement. The newspaper photo wasn’t too bad! Until next week, be well. Zann Nelson is a researcher specializing in historical investigations, public speaker and award -winning freelance writer and columnist. She is the President of History Quest and Special Project Director for The African American Descendants’ Quest. She can be reached through the Culpeper Times, at or www.


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3RD THURSDAY • After two rain storms washed out the first scheduled concerts, 3rd Thursday kicks off with The Fantastic Shakers July 19.


numbers including the much-imitated “See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have.” 95 min. 35mm archival print. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.


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 | |www.

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

JULY 19 LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or a drink to Culpeper’s Kate Hohman at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover. 3RD THURSDAY • Enjoy

the second concert of the 3rd Thursday summer concert series with The Fantastic Shakers, also known as the “South’s finest show band.” With five lead vocalists and up to four horns, the Shakers can perform almost any

JULY 20 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.

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style of music from Carolina Beach, up-tempo dance and rock. Be certain to join us from 5 to 9 p.m., directly in front of Depot on Commerce Street in historic downtown Culpeper, for great music and an enjoyable evening for the entire family! Advance tickets are available for $5 per concert or a discount season ticket for all 4 concerts may be purchased for $15 (that’s one free concert). All are available up until the day before the event at the following locations: Pepperberries located at 102 East Davis Street, Museum of Culpeper History at 113 South Commerce Street, Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations at 211 West Evans Street, and Oak View National Bank 450 James Madison Highway. General admission the day of the event is $7 at the gate for those 21 and over. Kids are free. For more information

please contact Culpeper Renaissance at (540) 825-4416 or crievents@ or visit us on the web at www.culpeperdowntown. com.

FILM • “Destry Rides Again” (Universal, 1939) Directed by George Marshall and starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich, "Destry Rides Again" is set in Bottleneck, a lawless town run by corrupt saloon owner, Kent (Brian Donlevy), who finds himself at odds with the new pacifist deputy sheriff, Tom Destry, Jr. (James Stewart). Inspired by Max Brand's novel of the same name, "Destry Rides Again" was Stewart's first Western. Laced with comedy and musical numbers, it helped revive the career of Marlene Dietrich who sings three Frank Loesser- Friedrich Hollaender

FILM • “Nicholas and Alexandra” (Columbia, 1971) Set against the backdrop of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this epic drama tells the story of the controversial monarch Nicholas Romanov (Michael Jayston). Insensitive to the needs of his people, he is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his wife, Alexandra (Janet Suzman) and family. The story examines the private lives of the imperial couple and their daughters (including the much-talked-about Anastasia), the painful secret that bound them all to the mystical monk Rasputin (Tom Baker) and their ill-fated end. Also appearing in the film are Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Michael Redgrave in his final screen performance. Produced by Sam Spiegel with directing credit going to Franklin J. Schaffner, “Nicholas and Alexandra” received mixed reviews from critics, but received six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, winning for

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What’s Happening Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Rated PG, 183 min. 35mm archival print. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

JULY 21 FILM • “Oliver & Company” (Disney, 1988) In this Disney animated family feature inspired by the classic Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” Oliver is a homeless kitten who joins a gang of dogs to survive in the streets. Among other changes, the setting of the film was relocated from 19th century London to modern-day New York City, Fagin's gang is made up of dogs (one of which is Dodger), and Sykes is a loan shark. The voice actors include Joey Lawrence as Oliver, Billy Joel as Dodger and Dom DeLuise as Fagin, plus Cheech Marin, Bette Midler, Robert Loggia and Richard Mulligan. The soundtrack album, featuring performances by Joel and Midler along with Huey Lewis and Ruth Pointer, was Grammy nominated for Best Recording for Children. Rated G. 74 min. 35mm archival print. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.


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 | |

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 • Mountain View

Community Church’s Sermon Topic for Sunday, July 15: "GOD:

The Intimate Shepherd " Worship Service Times: 8:30, 10, 11:30 a.m. Live Stream available at 10:00 AM 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.


• 10:30 a.m. at the Culpeper County Library. This is a fun and engaging “lapsit” program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten. Stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays make this a fun time for all. No registration necessary.


Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. This is a fun and engaging program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten. No registration required!

JULY 25 CHESS • Culpeper Chess Club meets each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. Come learn a new skill! For information contact Charity Karstetter at 540-727-0695 or THEATER • Ready, S.E.T.,

Go, summer evening theatrics starting June 26 and running for seven weeks. Those who participate for a full six-week program receive a T-Shirt. Presented by Theatrical Artists. Contact Theatrical Arts' Director Adriana at 540-445-0315 or email at

JULY 26 FILM • Pre-Code Double Feature “Downstairs” (MGM, 1932)

John Gilbert stars as an unscrupulous chauffer who, soon after getting hired by a Baron and his wife (Reginald Owen and Olga Baclanova), proceeds to exploit both the mistresses of the house upstairs and the servants downstairs. 77 min. 35mm archival print. 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken. “Secret Sinners” (Mayfair Pictures, 1933) Margie Dodd (Cecilia Parker) lands a spot in the chorus of a night club variety show her friends (Sue Carol and Nick Stuart) are in. Margie and her pals soon befriend Jeff Gilbert (Jack Mulhall), a friendly incognito millionaire who wants to mingle with the show folks. Gilbert helps Jimmy to get a music publishing business going but fails to mention to the besotted Margie that he’s still married – with a vengeful wife to boot. This back-stage drama features several entertaining and eccentric novelty acts along the way. 70 min. 35mm print produced by the Library of Congress Film Preservation lab in 2000. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

JULY 27 FILM • “Edge of Darkness” (Warner Bros., 1943) Errol Flynn and Ann Sheridan star in this powerful drama about a small Norwegian fishing village whose residents rise up and revolt against the occupying Nazis. Robert Rossen adapted the script from the 1942 novel “The Edge of Darkness” by William Woods which was published on April 9, the second anniversary of the German invasion of Norway. Also in the cast are Walter Huston, Judith Anderson and Ruth Gordon. Directed by Lewis Milestone, this film was a change in tone from his earlier anti-war masterpiece “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1930). Milestone was quoted as saying, “That film (AQWF) embodied the retrospective disillusionment toward another war. In “Edge of Darkness” we are making a picture that has done away with disillusionment. We know the enemy we are fighting and we are facing the stern realities of the present war. The moral is that 'united we stand, divided we fall.' That is the keystone for victory in all the democracies.” 120 min. 35mm archival print. Free, at the



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JULY 28 FILM • “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (Paramount, 1971) Author Roald Dahl adapted his own novel, Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley wrote a memorable musical score, and producer David Wolper wisely cast Gene Wilder as Wonka in this film musical about a contest put on by an often-sadistic candy maker. Harkening back to the classic Hollywood musicals, "Willy Wonka" is surreal, yet playful at the same time, and suffused with Harper Goff's jaw-dropping color sets, which richly live up to the fanciful world found in one of the film's signature songs, "Pure Imagination." Wilder's brilliant portrayal of the enigmatic Wonka caused theatergoers to like and fear Wonka at the same time, while the hallucinogenic tunnel sequence has traumatized children (and adults) for decades. Added to the National Film Registry in 2014. Rated G, 100 min. Digital presentation. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

AUG. 8 ESTATE PLANNING • Join attorney Katherine Charapich, Esq. for a free summer seminar series on estate planning and legal documents. The three-week seminar will begin Wednesday, August 8 and will go from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It is located at Found & Sons at 850 Sperryville Pike in Culpeper. Their is limited seating, so registration is required. To register, call 540-825-3530 or visit the Found & Sons Facebook event page.


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Join the Old Rag Master Naturalists starting for the Annual NABA Butterfly Count at the Rappahannock Recreational Center (county park), Washington. Meet at the county park at 9 a.m. for sign-in and instructions. Carpool with count leaders to various locations within Rappahannock County to conduct butterfly census. Bring insect and sun protection, water, and binoculars if you have them. Wear sturdy footwear. Fee is $5. Young people from 8 to 17 years of age are welcomed but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The young person's fee is waived. Open to the public. To preregister, email: butterflycount2018@

CHURCH • Mount Pisgah

Baptist Church will be having a Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. All are welcome. The guest speaker is Pastor Gloria Allen of Fairfax, VA. Mount Pisgah is located at 217 Mt. Pisgah Church Drive in Tanners, VA. 540-672-9065

BREAKFAST • Amissville United Methodist Men will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Donations are accepted, and all proceeds are used in service to others. For more information, call Reg at 540-987-9001.



• Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 2054 W. Hoover Road, Haywood, invites you to attend their Deaconess Consecration Services at noon at the church. Deaconess-elect are Sister Linda Fisher, Sister Priscilla Jackson and Sister Patricia Haines. The services are open to the public; a freewill offering will be lifted. Come join us for this joyous occasion in worship and these women are dedicated for service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rev. Ludwell Brown, Sr., is

Butterfly counts are being held July 21. Pastor and Moderator of the Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association, Inc. Contact 540-661-2013 (cell/text) for more information. A reception will be held after the service.

DWYER REUNION • The annual Dwyer Family reunion will be held at 10 a.m. at the Washington Volunteer Fire Department, Washington. Please bring a dish and drink to share. For more information, contact Wayne Baldwin at 540-547-3722.


Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection, together with the Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority is planning to hold its next 'dark sky' event at the Rappahannock County Park on Rt. 211, across from Little Washington, starting at 7:30 pm. The main event will be a full moon and the planets Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. There will be astronomers with telescopes and a night photographer with a spotting scope to allow you to take your own picture of the full moon with your iPhone. Everyone is invited to this fun-filled family event.


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Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eyegore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity abounds. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend,” and “Roll in the Hay” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrouslygood entertainment. CONTENT

LITERACY • Join us July 20 from 3-8 p.m. at the new Revalation Winery on gorgeous Hebron Valley Road in Madison for the third in a series of third Friday events to benefit the Literacy Council of Madison County and its adult and family education services. A selection of wines will be available for tasting and sale (a non-alcoholic verjus spritzer will be also on sale). Catch the Chef food truck will be on site from 4-7, author Missy De Graff will be present to sell and sign copies of her books, and a surprise silent auction and raffle will be held as well. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the sunset. Revalation Winery: 2710 Hebron Valley Rd., Madison, VA, 22727; 540 407 1236; info@

JULY 21 PAGEANT • 2 - 4 p.m. Madison

County Fair Grounds - 1015 Fairgrounds Rd., Madison, VA 22727. Email mcvafairpageant@ for paperwork Entry fee is $10 per contestant. Each contestant must be a Madison County resident. Contestants will be judged on personality, beauty and outfit. No modeling. Please remember this is a county fair so wear your best fair outfit-dress accordingly (No pageant attire). Fair theme is “Country Nights Under Fair Lights”. Props may be used, but the contestant must carry his/her own props. No time will be allotted for the prop set-up. Once a contestant wins an age group they cannot compete again until they move up to the next age group.Entry forms can also be picked up and turned in at the pageant booth at the fair. Application deadline is Friday, July 20, at 8 p.m.




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It may be the first sticker price looking, Saturday was of The Yard Sale Queen complained many Saturdays her company will OK, when car shopping Front about the master bedroomin and officeRoyal. force her to work, similar to last ThesoYard Sale Queen carpet we replaced the I suggested needed an summer. driving there. So off wewhen went.I The office to work from home year, shefamily-owned got to go tohad about firstLast stop was the Chevy two real part-time jobs so we converted six yard sales. It’s not a good thing dealership. awhen bedroom an unhappy office. Off we went to sheinto gets because We walked around the lot looking price carpet and installation. shewindow can’t yard sale. The pretty at stickers and peering “Wally, what color by carpet do youinside smile is replaced an ugly several small SUVs. I’m not surefrown. what want?” she asked. clothes for grandwe Finding expected deals, to see inside the car. 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Because folks Wally Bunker a freelance contributor who spend theirishard earned money to without theresent Culpeper Times. Youwith may dine eating at places reachdining him atareas yucky and/or poor service and/or flavorless food and/or employees that look and act like they just got out of bed. Results? Customers don't come

I am not falling for that. I told her to around. No she salesman sight. I and pick out what wantedinboth color thought maybe the business was material because if she didn’t like it, I closed, but I the could see peopledidn’t sitting was not taking fall. Momma at desks inside. What were they raise a total fool. It turned out fine. thinking? Here I am looking at cars, The appliances that came with the and they are inside – waiting. houseWhen were old outdated, plus started the theand Yard Sale Queen washer and dryer were starting show toward the showroom door, atoyoung real signs of breaking down. Sohimself in cameand man came out, introduced stainless microwave, refrigerator, asked ifsteel he could help. It was so low dishwasher and fainted. stove. The Yard Sale key, I almost Queen theythat be smudge-free Heinsisted explained this dealership notdoes justbusiness stainless differently. steel. In an effort He said he salaried and not on the commission. to was be transparent, I wanted new He also said the so-called appliances, however she spent“processing a king’s fee” was $195, unlike the almost $600 ransom to buy accessories that matched pure profit processing fees at other stainless steel instead of the white dealers. we had. appliances thewith bright Chevy Trax, MyI drove neighbor thered thick German and loved the handling and mileage accent suffered a failed air conditioning rating. Longwas story theOurs low key, unit. Her unit 16 short, years old. no hard sell, deal was done. The Yard was 18 years old and functioning but Sale Queen thinks the Trax is cute. not at optimum efficiency, according to Cute? How is 3,300 pounds of themetal, HVACglass technician. and plastic cute? Stylish, A new furnace and unit was maybe, but what doAC I know? installed a cool rainy Sheon liked theand new Traxday so in much June she suggested giving the red Trax to A new shower stall to replace her – itglass was her favorite color – and thebuying nasty one sliding glassred doors me awith ruby metallic one – that derailed myalways favorite color. was installed last Three weeks later, we bought a month. second in Culpeper, but she Finally,Trax I rested on my laurels, refuses to trade her newly purchased exhausted from years of upgrades. ruby red one for my bright red one. “We are done,” I said triumphantly. Fickle woman. “No, Wally, we still have to replace I do know thing with all this the carpet in theone spare bedroom,” she car buying, I didn’t feel like a baby seal said assertively, hands on hips and or road kill. tapping her toe. And we are making Trax. Sigh. Wally Bunker is a freelance contributor with the Culpeper Times. You may reach him at

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TECHNOLOGY 5 Reasons Your Internet Goes Out Many in the region were affected by a widespread internet outage John Barker that took place on June 29. There were reports of full outages, as well as partial issues, such as phones systems that could only dial out, but not receive calls; credit card machines that couldn’t process payments; ATM machines that were not able to function, and businesses not able to get to their cloud hosted software. I don’t recall the last time I lost electricity on a sunny day, but the internet will blip from time to time. Have you ever wondered why the internet connection seems susceptible to more interruptions


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getting close to the service you are paying for. 5. Weather: Weather is a contributing factor by bringing down trees, lightning strikes, flooding, or ice. Unfortunately, when outages do occur you don’t have a lot of options, place a support call and cross your fingers that the problem is resolved quickly. A wide area outage will get a faster response than if you have a problem just in your own home. Business plans and dedicated internet circuits will have a service level agreement (SLA) from one business day response or 4-hour response. If you ask, most ISPs will reimburse your monthly bill the prorated amount for the time the connection is down. But in most cases, that comes down to a couple of dollars a day and is not worth the hassle. I once tried to get an ISP to credit me for business lost during a 4-day outage when they kept missing scheduled appointments. The reason for the outage was their technician disconnected the wrong account. I think I got 5 bucks off the bill. Just remember the next time the internet goes out; the equipment is a little more sensitive than other utilities. John Barker is the Chief Operating Office with Attollo Systems LLC in Culpeper. You may reach him at or 540317-3150 ext 1001

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Arrest Reports

Walter Lewis Banks

Sabastian Gonzalez Ensign

Age: 27, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 6-1/150 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last Known: 804 Colonel Edmonds Ct., Warrenton, Va. Wanted For: Possession of controlled substances

June 27 Michael Wilson Arrington, 37, 9400 block Secca Drive, Fredericksburg, possession of controlled substance Martin Celedonio,48, 6300 Farm Ridge Drive, Midland, driving after illegally consuming alcohol Steven Lee Marcoux, 29, 200 block Duet Road, Madison, bail/ peace release, failure to appear Jenifer Elaine Carr, 28, 200 block Duet Road, Madison, failure to appear June 28 Carita Leshay Quarles, 43, 18000 block Monitor Road, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections, failure to appear

Age: 30, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-8/270 Hair/Eye: Brown/Blue Last Known: 14089 Rixeyville Rd., Culpeper, Va. Wanted For: Driving with suspended or revoked license, failure to wear seatbelt and no insurance

June 29 Robert Lee Cottoms Jr., 67, 20000 block Ells Road, Lignum, felonious assault, aggravated malicious wounding, possess and transport of firearms by convicted felons June 30 Wanda Sue Jackson, 59, 1800 block Picadilly Circus, Culpeper, possession of marijuana Edward Adam Lewis, 30, Belle Ave., Culpeper, violate protective orders July 2 Paris Hampton White Jr., 23, 5800 block Riverbend Lane, Reva, assault and battery Daniel Lopez, 24, 700 block Gardner St., Culpeper, failure to appear Mary Sparrow, 18, 1100 block Lee St., Culpeper, possession of marijuana

Candace Faith Wines Age: 25, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-5/132 Hair/Eye: Blonde/Hazel Last Known: 320 Belleview Ave., Orange, Va. Wanted For: Possession of schedule I, II controlled substance

Warrants current as of July 11

Angeliqa Savanna Sanders, 20, 7000 block Greenwich Road, Nokesville, failure to appear Matthew Tyler Dodson, 28, 2000 block Ruth Road, Madison, manufacture, sale, possession controlled substance (two counts), use unsafe equipment June 29 Henry Gordon Curtis III, 40, 6000 block Twinbrook Lane, Rixeyville, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance (three counts), possession of schedule IV controlled substance Sandra Patricia Rodriguez, 40, 100 block Urton Lane, Louisville, possession of marijuana June 30 Mark Anthony Lee, 32, 20000 block Ruth Lane, Culpeper, driving with suspended or revoked license July 1 Monique Washington, 24, 12000 block Wilderness Park

Drive, Spotsylvania, petit larceny Raymond Rashad Hubbard, 36, 7000 block Oak Drive, Reva, eluding police - endanger persons or police car, no driver's license July 2 Melanie Dawn Hall, 30, 900 block Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, welfare fraud: larceny Paul Franklin Wiley, 75, 17000 block Lee Highway, Amissville, violate protective orders Jeffrey Douglas Corbin, 41, 7000 block Woodward Lane, Rixeyville, defeating drug and alcohol screening, probation violation on felony charge July 3 Billy Lloyd White, 46, 23000 block Germanna Highway, Lignum, sale/distribute marijuana, possession of controlled substances, giving false identity to law enforcement officer, driving with suspended or revoked license

Culpeper Town Police: June 29-July8 Following are the police reports from June 29-July 8. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: June 27-July 3 Following are the county police reports from June 27-July 3. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

Age: 25, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-6/145 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last Known: 14193 Norman Rd., Culpeper, Va. Wanted For: Concealment, price alter merchandise less than $200 and shoplift after price/conceal - goods less than or equal to $200

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July 3 Heather, Leigh, Weaver, 28, 14000 block Fletcher Place, Culpeper, probation violation Hollis Gavin Dow, 20, 3400 Oak Park Road, Madison, breaking and entering with intent to commit felony

July 4 Michelle Scott, 33, 14000 block Norman Road, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Damon Alan Smith, 35, 1200 block Constitution Highway, Orange, robbery Darrell Junior Duncan, 29, 100 block Tomlinson Ct., Orange, robbery Craig Lamont Meney, 30, 700 block Willis Lane, Culpeper, failure to appear July 5 Tina Marie McPeak, 27, 600 block Highview Ct., Culpeper, breaking and entering with intent to commit felony, petit larceny July 6 Alan Demont Hayes, 44, 700 block Belle Court 233 Culpeper, possession of controlled substances Travis Wayne Jenkins, 30, 3100 block Meander Run Road, Culpeper, obtaining money by false pretenses, forging and uttering Benedicto De Jesus RiveraAscencio, 43, 8600 block Devonshire Ct., Manassas, object sexual penetration Anna T McCary, 45, 1100 block Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language Gary Russell Reynolds II, 38, 5200 Magnolia Place, Fredericksburg, abuse and neglect of children Tyler Mitchell Tait, 24, 9400 block James Madison Highway,

Warrenton, possess or distribute controlled paraphernalia, possession of controlled substances July 7 Kenny Dewayne George, 38, 22000 block Halls Road, Richardsville, revocation of suspended sentence and probation James Madison Mullins Jr., 63, 14000 block Lee Highway, Amissville, possession of marijuana James O’Neil Brown, 32, 600 block N East St., Culpeper, possession of controlled substances Heather Leigh Weaver, 28, 14000 block Fletcher Place, Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation Robert Nicholas Clarke, 18, 13000 block Dutch Drive, Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation Patricia Henline, 48, 1400 block W Pike St., Clarksburg, possession of marijuana July 8 Helen Marie Banks, 48, 100 block E Williams St., Culpeper, possession of controlled substances, prisoner - make, procure, possess unlawful chemical compound Kenneth Wayne Kirby, 59, 900 block N Main St., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member


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