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are excited  to  offer  new  and returning visitors an opportunity to tour  several  of these historic homes. Advance ticket are $20.00 each and  are  available  online  and  at  Pepperberries,  The  Cameleer  and Green  Roost  in  Culpeper,  VA.  Tickets  will  also  be  available  for  purchase  the  day  of  the  tour  for  $25,00  each  at 609 S East Street, Culpeper,  VA.  Additional  ticket  and  tour  information   is   available   at 29-December 5, 2018 Culpeper Times • November  and  on  Facebook  at​.   

S East  St  is  one  of  the  oldest  existing  residential  areas  in  Culpeper.  Formerly  called  “Black contains  some  of  the  town’s  finest  homes  in a wide variety of architectural styles popular betw and 1955.    The  South  East  Street  Historic  District  is  in  a  portion  of  the  Town  of  Culpeper  that  grew  rapid the  1850s  with  the  expansion  of  the  railroad  into  the  area.  The  district  figured  heavily  in  the  through  its  association  with  various  Union  and  Confederate  military  campaigns  and  encamp fact,  substantial  Union  casualties  in  the  area  resulted  in  the  establishment  in  1867  of  the Culpeper National Cemetery (previously listed on the state and national registers) following the   One  of  the  houses  featured  on  this  year’s  tour  is  the  Hill  Mansion.  Listed  on  the  National  R


Historic Tour of Homes set for Saturday Staff report One of Culpeper's favorite holiday traditions returns on Saturday. The Town of Culpeper S East St Neighborhood Watch will host an historic home tour on December 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last time this group hosted a tour of homes on the street was 2010 and organizers say homeowners and neighbors are excited to offer new and returning visitors an opportunity to tour several of these historic homes. Advance ticket are $20 each and are available online and at Pepperberries, The Cameleer and Green Roost in Culpeper, VA. Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the tour for $25 each at 609 S East Street, Culpeper, VA. Additional ticket and tour information is available at and on Facebook at South East St is one of the oldest existing residential areas in Culpeper. Formerly called “Black Street” it contains some of the town’s finest homes in a wide variety of architectural styles popular between 1835 and 1955. The South East Street Historic District is in a portion of the Town

of Culpeper that grew rapidly during the 1850s with the expansion of the railroad into the area. The district figured heavily in the Civil War through its association with various Union and Confederate military campaigns and encampments. In fact, substantial Union casualties in the area resulted in the establishment in 1867 of the district’s Culpeper National Cemetery (previously listed on the state and national registers) following the Civil War. One of the houses featured on this year’s tour is the Hill Mansion. Listed on the National Registry of Historic places in 1980, the mansion is a sophisticated example of the Italianate style, one of the sevCOURTESY PHOTO eral picturesque modes popular in The Hill Mansion is one of the homes featured in the Historic Home Tour the 1850s. The house was completset for Saturday hosted by the S. East St. Neighborhood Watch. ed in 1857 for Edward Baptist Hill, member of a prominent Culpeper family. The front is sheltered by Maj. Gen. A.  mansion P. Hill, is a abrother during the Civil Historicby   places in  ​1980​ ,  the  sophisticated  example  of War. the Italianate style, one of th an arcaded veranda, a feature ad- of the builder, and Gen. Robert E. In 2010, East Street became the vocated for southern houses in this Lee, whose wounded son, Brig. Gen. town's first residential neighborperiod. Other noteworthy features W. H. F. (“Rooney”) Lee, was nursed hood to be named to the National are the scored stucco, the elaborate there. Later in the war it was used Register of Historic Places. This porches, both cast-iron and wood, as headquarters for Union officers collection of primarily Victorian, as well as interior appointments, who permitted the Hill family to oc- Greek and Colonial Revival style including a broad curving stair. cupy two rooms. homes make the neighborhood well The house served as a ConfederMrs. A.P. Hill and her four worth a stroll along its tree-lined ate hospital and was visited both daughters lived here frequently streets.

Conservation District recognizes area farm and educator Contributed report The Conservation Awards dinner was held in Culpeper on Thursday Nov.8 . The annual event honors residents who have demonstrated leadership in the stewardship of local soil and water resources. The awards presented were Educator of

the Year, Forest Stewardship, Wildlife, Bay Friendly Farm Awards in each of the District’s 5 member counties and Conservationist of the Year. The 2018 Culpeper County Bay Friendly Farm Award was given to Rillhurst Farm, which is located off of Route 522 just north of the Town of Culpeper. The farm consists of

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550 acres which is mostly pasture. The farm dates back to 1749 and has been in the family for 11 generations. The family has worked to protect several tributaries of Mountain Run, which is the water supply for the Town of Culpeper. The brood cow herd is 155 head of Angus cattle. The 2018 Conservation Educa-

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through volunteering and leadership opportunities. Culpeper Youth is a 501c3 nonprofit organization where local teens in 7​th​-12​th​ grades have a space in which they can take ownership of programs and events and are the voice of the youth community. CY allows students to be leaders through the guidance of a CY Coordinator and through hands on experience interfacing with local business and government Culpeper Times • November 29-December 5, 2018Any teen interested in joining Reach Your Customers in theheld Next Issue—Call 540.812.2282 3 LocalCY News officials. can attend the monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 630-8pm at Culpeper Baptist Church, or by applying at​. Participation in CY is absolutely free of charge! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jamie Clancey, CY Coordinator, at 540-445-1183 or Hope to see you at the next meeting!

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(Editor's note: This is weekly series highlighting members of Culpeper's Youth Council. To join Culpeper Youth, go to to apply.) Culpeper Youth is actively recruiting motivated teens who want to be involved in their community through volunteering and leadership opportunities. Culpeper Youth is a 501c3 nonprofit organization where local teens in 7th-12th grades have a space in which they can take ownership of programs and events and are the voice of the youth community. CY allows students to be leaders through the guidance of a CY Coordinator and through hands on experience interfacing with local business and government officials. Any teen interested in joining CY can attend the monthly meetings held on the second Wednesday of each month from 630-8pm at Culpeper Baptist Church, or by applying at Participation in CY is absolutely free of charge! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jamie Clancey, CY Coordinator, at 540-4451183 or Hope to see you at the next meeting! Culpeper Town Council voted 9-0 Oct. 9 to support Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center in the bid for the imaging center. Culpeper Medical Center and Fauquier Health System had both applied to the Virginia Department

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Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center, The Community Foundation of Blue Ridge Orthopaedics and Bodies in Motion 10k/5k/Fun Run Race raised $55,000 for community non-profits. In six years, Blue Ridge Bodies in Motion races have raised $215,000 for local charities. “We need to do good deeds, and by doing so, we propel others forward to do the same,” says Jeff Hollis, CEO of Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center and treasurer of its foundation. “We were pleased with a good turnout at the race from the communities that we serve - including Fauquier, Culpeper, and Prince William - and great support from the Town of Warrenton. This participation helps us to give back in abundance.” A presentation of monetary donations from the Foundation will take place Dec. 5. Local non-profits chosen to receive contributions from The Community Foundation of Blue Ridge Orthopaedics include 25 organizations that serve those in need or have a heart for helping others. Last year’s recipients include Haymarket Food Pantry, Sweet Julia Grace Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier, Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center, Verdun Adventure Bound and other certified 501c3 organizations that support citizens in local communities. “We are especially grateful to our many event sponsors who generously committed the bulk of these funds in order for us to give back the way we do,” says Jill Smith, race coordinator and Manager at Blue Ridge Orthopaedics & Spine Center. “We enjoy working with them, as they all represent businesses in the community, and it is nice to work towards a common goal together - helping others.”


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Culpeper Wellness Foundation donates first aid kits to seniors ➤ 100 seniors will now have kits at home thanks to $2,500 donation By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer Seniors at the Culpeper Senior Center are safer thanks to a donation from the Culpeper Wellness Foundation. On Nov. 6, Culpeper Wellness Foundation CEO/President Shari Landry visited the Senior Center to see the fruit of the $2,500 donation made by CWF. Culpeper Senior Center coordinator Gladys Williams and volunteers unveiled the 100 first aid kits that they will send home with seniors that visit the facility. "We are so pleased to help keep local seniors safe by providing funding for these first aid kits,” Landy said. “Gladys Williams does such a great job taking care of the people who come to the Senior Center, even when they've gone home for the day. The world needs more people like Gladys. She is a


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Powell Wellness Center Joins Worldwide Event By Amy Wagner Contributing Writer Members of Powell Wellness Center participated in a threehour Worldwide Aquathon on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. One of 280 venues, the Wellness Center joined with over eighty other countries for the sixth annual worldwide aqua event. Rose Hartzenberg, an aqua fitness instructor in South Africa, created the worldwide event six years ago. The message she shares through this event is that “aqua fitness is for everyone in our community to have an opportunity of healthy life regardless of ailments or fitness levels.” The event in Culpeper was spearheaded by Sharon Steele, a Certified Aquatic Instructor at the Wellness Center. Steele was enthusiastic about participating in the aqua event for the first time. Steele and three other aqua instructors provided a sampling of six thirty-minute classes during the event with 13 members par-



Powell Wellness Center and local swimmers participated in a three-hour Worldwide Aquathon Nov. 10. ticipating. Nonmembers received two free passes and ten percent off membership to the center.

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ACLU of Virginia files lawsuit against Culpeper County Sheriff, BOS ➤ Lawsuit centers around 287(g) program and the ACLU's contention that Va. is a 'Dillon Rule' state By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer The ACLU of Virginia sued Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins and the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors Tuesday over an “unauthorized agreement” to use county resources to enforce federal immigration laws. The lawsuit centers around Jenkins decision to enter into a the 287(g) contract with the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement that allows sheriff ’s deputies to perform certain functions of ICE officers, including detaining them as if in ICE custody. The program is run through the Culpeper County jail. A group of nearly 20 people - about half of them Culpeper locals - listened as ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastanaga discuss the lawsuit. “The purpose of this lawsuit is to force Sheriff Jenkins to withdraw from his agreement with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement which is harming the community he was elected to serve and protect,” she said. According to the ACLU, Virginia is a “Dillon Rule” state, meaning local governments only have authority to take actions specifically authorized by the state Constitution or legislature. Neither authorizes localities or constitutional officers to voluntarily take on the responsibility to

enforce federal immigration law directly or to spend local tax revenues to do so. According to Gastanaga, the U.S. Constitution also protects immigrants who are not documented. “They are entitled to the same constitutional rights,” she said. The lawsuit was filed by Michael V. McClary and Christina Stockton against Jenkins and the Board of Supervisors as a result of a pro bono partnership between the ACLU of Virginia and McGuire Woods LLP. Jenkins is identified as a defendant in the lawsuit because he was the local official who entered into the 287(g) agreement and the BOS is a defendant because it allocates funding to the sheriff ’s office. “I think this is ridiculous, I haven’t read it yet, but I can’t believe they did this,” Culpeper County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Chase said. The ACLU contends that the program is not “free” as Jenkins has maintained. “While ICE does pay for expenses for training officers and some other direct costs, there is no question that local dollars still into play by, among other things, paying for the salaries and benefits of officers who are under direct and exclusive federal control,” ACLU of Virginia Legal Director Eden Heilman said. Gastanaga could not say how many residents have been affected by the 287(g) program or how many officers have been trained under the program. “The purpose of this litigation is to uphold the rule of law,” Gastanga said. “Culpeper officials will be prevented from engaging in acts not authorized by state law that make everyone in the ➤ See Lawsuit, Page 7

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Registration now open for winter indoor futsal and spring soccer! Contributed report The Culpeper Soccer Club is excited to introduce a Winter Futsal Program in Culpeper in 2019! This program is designed to maximize player development and promote indoor soccer play. It is a great way for kids to keep busy during the cold, winter months and sharpen their soccer skills! Teams are available for boys and girls aged 8 through 13 years with a maximum of nine players on each team. Play is 5v5 and will take place in local elementary school gyms on six Saturdays from January 19 through February 23 with weather make-up day of March 2. There will be no practices for this league, just the Saturday games! Fees are just $50/player so register now at! In addition, registration is now open for the Spring 2019 Recreational Season! Programs are available for players aged 2 through 18 years! Regular registration costs $95/player and closes on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Late registration is available through March 4, at a price of $115/player. The Little Comets program, for children 2-3 years old, costs $60/player and includes a Little Comets jersey and six 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 with practices during

the week of March 25. Game play begins on Saturday, March 30 and ends with the Culpeper Classic Festival on May 10-11, 2019. May 18 is reserved for rain makeup, if needed, but the dates of the Classic will NOT change. In addition to these programs, the Culpeper Soccer Club offers TOPS (The Outreach Program for Soccer), which is a FREE community-based training for young athletes with disabilities, organized by the Club's volunteers. The program provides 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. 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! Registration for all programs is available on the CSC website at


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HISTORY In Preparation for the Christmas Madness Are you one of the thousands who is reading Santa’s letters with angst, guilt and frustration? Are you angry or depressed because you cannot give your child everything on his or her list? Or worse yet, are you racking up lots of credit card debt to fill the list? Well, worry no longer, there is an answer. Sounds like one of those commercials for an easy no pain fix. But the amazing thing is that the answer rests with you and will only cost you time. It is simple really, all you must do is be a loving parent. Children wish for all kinds of things stimulated by wonderful imaginations, child-like fantasies, TV ads telling them what they must have and a culture that says, “Oh, go on and ask for whatever

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be the ones in charge and give the child what is important, not necessarily what they think they want. If you could give your child just three things, what would they be? Think on a few ideas Paul Harvey wrote about his grandchildren (edited for this column) I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car. And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen. It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep. I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in. If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.

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Celebrating the Bright Spot Inclusive Playground Contributed report The definition of an “inclusive playground” is one that encourages and enables disabled and non-disabled children to engage with one another in play and discovery. Making sure everybody has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires. On Saturday, Nov. 3 the Culpeper Recreation Foundation Inc. in conjunction with the Culpeper Parks and Recreation Department staff sponsored “Celebrate Bright Spot Inclusive Playground” day at the Culpeper Sports Complex. The event began at 3 p.m. at the inclusive playground with a gathering of over 60 parents, children with disabilities and non-disabilities. Sharon Gregory of Ignite Fitness LLC, volunteered to provide a variety of games that related to children of all ages and abilities. Both groups banned together at the playground to participate in activities on a day that provided plenty of sunshine until the events conclu-

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Rescue annual fundraising carnival. Red was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Ed and Reid, and his sisters Mabel and Linda. His son Bill (Mauri), who became a well-liked auctioneer, died in 2010. Red is survived by his wife Mary L. Payne; great-nephew Marc Streagle (Beth Conover) and son Jason Miller Streagle; grandchildren Megan Christian (Monte) and Christopher Payne (Eva); great grandchildren Marcus, Malcolm and Matthias Christian; sister Dorothy Ann Clater (Randolph) and brother Franklin Payne (Ann). The community is welcome to attend the memorial service and celebration of Red’s life Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. at Washington Baptist Church, with a reception following in the fellowship hall. Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation might consider Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue or the charity of your choice.


Red Payne, a native and lifelong resident of Rappahannock County, died suddenly November 17, 2018 following hospitalization for a fall. The son of Luther and Rosa Payne, Red grew up in Washington, Va. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

The Brandy Station Foundation is hosting its annual Holiday Open House at the Graffiti House (19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station) Saturday, Dec. 8 1-4 p.m. Come enjoy holiday fare and music by the Wilderness Run Players. Free and open to the public. This year, we are pleased to announce the unveiling of the first stage of a new exhibit, Culpeper’s Forgotten Heroes: Black Union Soldiers of Culpeper County, Virginia. This exhibit was researched and curated by BSF Board Member Howard Lambert, who is extremely pleased that the Graffiti

House will be hosting what he believes to be the first permanent exhibit dedicated to Culpeper-born United States Colored Troops (USÇT). The Graffiti House is an appropriate location due to the fact that USCTs were stationed in Brandy Station guarding the Supply Depot. Often forgotten are the brave men from Culpeper who fought and died as members of the USCT. With the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln, men of color were officially authorized to serve in the Union Army as armed combatants starting in January 1863.


Nicknamed for his hair color, Red was liked for his high spirits and good humor. As a youngster, he and his buddies were guilty of Halloween hijinks such as hoisting a neighbor’s carriage onto the roof of a building. He enjoyed sports and the outdoors, especially playing on the Washington High School basketball and baseball teams, and camping and fishing.

You could frequently find a card game at Locust Shade and Red and Mary also enjoyed the beach, motorcycle riding and touring the country. They spent many hours in these activities with family and friends. They were also volunteers for 25 years at the Amissville Volunteer Fire &

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In 1951, Red married the former Mary Miller Latham. They moved to Locust Shade on Richmond Rd. to live in the house built in 1904 by her Grandfather Anderson. In 1953, they welcomed son William L. “Billy” Payne, Jr., and later, great-nephew Marc Streagle joined the family. Red loved children and they reciprocated. Among his many nieces and nephews, he was unequivocally the favorite uncle.

Red enjoyed driving and made a career of it, beginning at a young age by sneaking the family car out of the drive at night and rolling it silently away from the house before starting the engine. He was a student bus driver and picked up and delivered films between the Washington, DC distributor and the theatre in Little Washington where he was the projectionist. He hauled commuters to the Viscose plant in Front Royal and apples from Rappahannock packers to Winchester. He didn’t set out to be a farmer but he was a good one and farmed Locust Shade for all 67 years of his marriage, operating farm vehicles of every type. His last driving job was with the U.S. Postal Service as the carrier for the Amissville route, a job he held for 20 years, first as a substitute and then fulltime. Driving was relaxing and it wasn’t unusual for the Paynes to cap a day of farming by riding around the county.

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PARKS & RECREATION Art Jam: Holiday Ornament For Teens & Adults In this workshop you will create a unique Holiday Ornament by drawing on a “Zendala” (a round piece of heavy paper) which can be used as a holiday gift or ornament. The instructor will show you step-by-step directions to create a beautiful design by drawing repetitive patterns—this technique is called “Zentangle” which is very easy to learn and also very relaxing. It is also a great technique to help you get through the stress of the holidays. If you can hold a pen, you can zentangle. This workshop is great fun on your own, even more so with friends! All supplies are provided and in addition to your ornament you make, you also get a Zentangle Kit to keep! Open to Ages 13-Seniors Additional materials will be available for purchase. Sat. 12/15 2:30p-5:00p $45

Art Jam: Creative Lettering for Kids Let’s have some fun and get creative in this introduction to hand lettering! Writing letters can be so much more interested than just standard print. Add a curl on the O, a squiggle on the Z, and a some extra flourish on that A and now you have made your own Creative Letters. We’ll use markers, gel pens, and more to make a one of a kind set of greeting cards. All supplies are provided. Open to Ages 8-12 Sat. 12/15

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home tour on December 1st  hborhood  Watch  will  host  an  historic The  Town  of  Culpeper  S  East  St  Neig   tour   a   sored   this  group  spon from  11:00AM  -  4:00PM.  The  last  time  homeowners and neighbors  of  homes  on the street was in 2010 and rs an opportunity to tour  visito   ning retur   and   new   offer are  excited  to  t are $20.00 each and  ticke   nce Adva   several  of these historic homes. rries,  The  Cameleer  and Green  are  available  online  and  at  Pepperbe also  be  available  for  purchase    will   ts Roost  in  Culpeper,  VA.  Ticke at 609 S East Street, Culpeper,  the  day  of  the  tour  for  $25,00  each  information  is  available  at    tour   and Additional  ticket  VA.  at  Facebook  on  and  JINGLE BELL TROT 5K •     . /​ SNW


Crossfit Culpeper is hosting the second annual Jingle Bell Trot   called  “Black  Street”  it    in  Culpeper.  Formerly areas   l entia resid   ing exist   t oldes   5K Saturday. the een 1835  S  East  St  is  one  of  ty of architectural styles popular betw s  in a wide varie contains  some  of  the  town’s  finest  home and 1955.    eper  that  grew  rapidly  during  ict  is  in  a  portion  of  the  Town  of  Culp The  South  East  Street  Historic  Distr d  heavily  in  the  Civil  War  figure   ct   railroad  into  the  area.  The  distri the  1850s  with  the  expansion  of  the aigns  and  encampments.  In  Union  and  Confederate  military  camp through  its  association  with  various    in  1867  of  the  district’s  ent lishm   the  area  resulted  in  the  estab fact,  substantial  Union  casualties  in ters) following the Civil War.   y listed on the state and national regis Culpeper National Cemetery (previousl   d  on  the  National  Registry  of  year’s  tour  is  the  Hill  Mansion.  Liste One  of  the  houses  featured  on  this 

acquaintances. The film has had a tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after the violent response of the premiere audience in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II; it wasn’t reconstructed until 1959. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA.


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 xx

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FILM • “The Ghost Ship” (RKO,

1943) RKO horror producer Val Lewton teamed with director Mark Robson for this psychological thriller starring Richard Dix as a power-crazy captain of a merchant ship. A young merchant marine officer (Russell Wade) begins to suspect that the captain is mentally unbalanced and endangering the lives of the ship's crew. The crew, however, believes the vessel to be haunted and

CONCERT • The Rapidan Orchestra will play a free concert at St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., Culpeper, at 7:30 p.m. A medley of Leonard Bernstein tunes to celebrate his 100th birthday year, the Petite Suite by Debussy, and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony will be performed under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Bergey. All of our musical events are free to the community, however, donations are graciously The Historic Holiday Tour of Homes will be held Saturday from 11 accepted. For information: www. the several   style, one, 540-825-8786, a.m. to 4 p.m. on S. East Street in Culpeper. nate Italia   the   of   ple exam   ted istica  is a soph Historic  places  in  ​1980​,  the  mansion cursed after several mysterious deaths occur. 35mm film print produced by the Library of Congress Film Preservation Lab in 2018, 69 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

MEMORIAL ILLUMINATION: • Hospice of the Piedmont is having its 27th Annual Memorial Illumination Celebration at 6 p.m. at the Culpeper United Methodist Church, 1233 Oaklawn Drive. The event celebrates the memory of loved ones and honors those we cherish during this holiday season. Open to the public and free of charge. For more information, call 540-825-4840.

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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.

Adventurebound hosts Standup Warrenton Comedy night, a fundraiser to benefit Verdun at 8 p.m. at the Eagle's Nest Conference center, Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville, Va. 22737. Featured performers are: Magician Charlie Ross, Gigi Modrich, Kwame Amponsem, Maddy Gross, Martin Phillips, Sandi Benton and your host Mark Mensh. Pre-sale tickets are $10 per person or $15 at the gate or $25 per couple. Contact, 540-905-9132.

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FILM • “The Rules of the Game” (Janus, 1939) Often cited as one of the greatest films ever made, “The Rules of the Game” (“La règle du jeu”), by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners in which a weekend at a Marquis’ country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois


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and AARP Virginia at 3:30 p.m. for a free movie, “Miracles from Heaven,” starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah. It’s based on the true story of a young girl with a rare, incurable disease who is cured after a freak accident. Come have a snack and enjoy the movie at Culpeper Baptist Church. For more information, call 540829-6405. Registration is requested; call 844-418-2281 or visit http://aarp.cvent. com/Miracles_Culpeper to RSVP.

CHRISTMAS BENEFIT • Please join us for a Christmas benefit in downtown Culpeper on Dec. 1. All proceeds from this event will benefit Native American children and elders, who will receive holiday gifts, necessities and hope all wrapped up in a huge red stocking! While most children can’t wait to wake up on Christmas morning, some Native American children and senior citizens will wake up knowing Santa didn’t stop at their house again this year. With your support, Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) will deliver as many stockings as we can for children living in impoverished reservation communities. Please RSVP to 540-825-5950 ext. 204. Featured Speakers: William C. Chase, Jr., Local author, Veteran and Supervisor–Stevensburg District/ Culpeper County Board of Supervisors, and Rebecca Melson of PWNA. JINGLE BELL TROT • The 2nd annual Jingle Bell Trot is this coming Dec. 1 at 10:30am and all proceeds go to support our local Culpeper Toy Chest and the kids in need. Register now using the link below: WELLSPRING TREE LIGHTING • Wellspring Health

Services will be hosting their 2nd annual Tree Lighting Christmas Party on Saturday December 1st from 4-7 pm. This is a free community event for all ages that will offer pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, live performances, an ugly sweater contest, and the lighting of our tree. This celebration will take place at the Wellspring Health Services Urgent Care/ Walk-in Clinic located at 15237 Creativity Drive Culpeper, VA 22701. Please join us for this special event!

HOME TOUR • Historic Holiday Tour of Homes, Homes on S. East St. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This year's Historic Holiday Tour of Homes Culpeper VA will be hosted by

the South East Neighborhood Watch Group Saturday December 1st. There are nine homes to include those that have been previously enjoyed as well as some homes that have graciously joined the tour which will be a delightful addition this year. Price: Advance tickets: $20 Day of Tour tickets: $25 Contact: (540) 825-8200 Website:


• Christmas Cookie Sale at Reformation Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. to noon.Step into the Christmas spirit, surrounded by the warm, sweet scent of hundreds of homebaked Cookies! Fill a box with fresh Cookies for only $8. Choose from Dozens of different varieties, including Gluten-Free. Proceeds benefit the Culpeper Food Closet. Reformation Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Rd., Culpeper, VA, 825-1376

BOY SCOUTS • Boy Scout Troop

for Sunday, Dec. 2 "What's On THE LINE—The Power of Hope?” Worship Service with 5 other churches & children’s ministry. Regular worship services will resume Sept 16 at 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30 AM at 16088 Rogers Road, Culpeper.

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music to lift your Christmas spirits! Join us for swinging Hymns, and an uplifting Christmas Message. Everyone is Welcome! Reformation Lutheran Church 601 Madison Rd., Culpeper, VA 825-1376

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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. For information contact Charity Karstetter at 540-727-0695 or

DEC. 2

Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all you can eat Breakfast with Santa from 8-11 a.m. Santa will be here with us from 8:15 - 10:00 Brings your children out for a fun time with Santa and an excellent country breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, sausage gravy, biscuits, fried apples, crepes, pancakes, pastries, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 6-12, under 6 is free. The Center is located at 5073 Jeffersonton Rd. Jeffersonton, Va. All are welcome. For more info. call 540-937-9979.

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.

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Christmas Carols with The Country Troubadours at12:30 pm, at Reformation Lutheran Church. Join us for a jolly Christmas Concert with local favorite band, The Country Troubadours, and sing along with Carols and Hymns. Its Free! Refreshments served Reformation Lutheran Church 601 Madison Rd., Culpeper, VA 825-1376

196 will be holding their annual fund-raising door-to-door sale of Poinsettias on Saturday, Dec. 1. The support of the community is so vital to our Troop. The 6” pots will be sold for $6.00 ea. & the 8” pots are $14.00 each. We also will have plants for sale that day at St. Luke’s Church located on Old Rixeyville Rd. For more information please email us at or call 540-6235503.

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BRANDY STATION FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE • Brandy Station Foundation’s Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Come enjoy holiday fare, music, & the first stage of a new exhibit: Culpeper's Forgotten Heroes: Black Union Soldiers of Culpeper County.

CHURCH • Christmas Praise

Service with The Country Troubadours at 6 Reformation Lutheran Church. The Country Troubadours lead Praise Worship at Reformation Lutheran, with


directed by C. Alexandar Smith, presents a free concert, “Songs The Season,” at 3 p.m. at Culpeper Baptist Church 318 S.West St.

DEC. 15


Adventurebound will host a Christmas Extravaganza from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring the White House Band at the Eagle's Nest Conference center, Verdun Adventure Bound. , 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville, Va. 22737. The Culpeper Community Band will play at 1:30 p.m., followed by Theatrical Artists Christmas Carolers at 2:30 and the White House Band at 3 p.m.

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE • Would you like to solve your Christmas giving with one stop? The Culpeper County Library’s Book Store is your destination. The Holiday Book Sale lasts until Dec. 22. Come early for the best selections. Many of the offerings are special books that have been reserved throughout the year for this special sale, some with holiday themes. Canvas tote bags with the Friends of the Library logo are available for $8.They make good gifts, too! The Bookstore is open: Monday – Thursday 11-1 and 5-7, Friday 11-1, Saturday 11-2


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place in the little red shed beside the Rappahannock County Library. Contact Judi Burke at 540-631-6103 or to sign up for a shift if you would like to participate.



imagine if this happened to your home? Mike, Jenny and Matthew Fewell's home burnt down last July. It was a total loss and the family was without any home insurance. They are currently renting and the community has been very giving, yet they are still struggling. The holidays are approaching and they are trying to rebuild their lives. In the spirit of giving, Griffin Tavern is hosting a fundraiser for the family this Friday Night. 10% of dinner sales between 5-9pm will be donated to the family. ATruiM3 is playing music from 8-11. They are a talented, favorite local trio and this is their last gig at GT in 2018.

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PLAY • “Charlotte’s Web”:

Written by E.B. White, “Charlotte’s Web” is considered a classic of children’s literature and appeals to both kids and adults. 8 p.m. at the RAAC Community Theatre, 310 Gay St., Washington. For reservations, go to or call 800-695-6075.


Market begins at 11 a.m., Holiday Parade begins at 1:30 p.m., Santa begins at 2:30 p.m. Music, local food, caroling, artisans and more. Follow Christmas in Little Washington on Facebook for updates.

CASTLETON CONCERT • Join us at the Theatre House, Castleton Farms, for a glass of hot cider and heartwarming music at 6 p.m. The Celtic Consort will perform traditional music from around the world with Linn Barnes, Allison Hampton, Steve Bloom, and Joseph


RAAC Community Theatre’s holiday show have always been crowd pleasers, selling out every performance, but this year’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” might top them all.

Cunliffe, alongside renowned radio and TV host Robert Aubry Davis. For more information, call 540-937-3454 or email

DEC. 7-9 PLAY • “Charlotte’s Web”:

Written by E.B. White, “Charlotte’s Web” is considered a classic of children’s literature and appeals to both kids and adults. 8 p.m. at the RAAC Community Theatre, 310 Gay St., Washington. For reservations, go to or call 800-695-6075.


wreaths for sale. Children's toys and books, handmade items by local artisans, Hearthstone students and parents, greeting cards, jewelry, pottery, scarves, specialty kitchen linens, beeswax candles, ornaments and more from 10 a.m to 5 p.m at the school. Lunch, baked goods and home fudge and a Gingerbread House raffle. Vendors are welcome. For more information call 540-987-9212.

DEC. 9


A Christmas Gospel Concert will be held at Willis Chapel, 1840 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Huntly, at 3 p.m. Featured Guests: Robert Glasker and the Unity Community Choir of Rappahannock and Vicinity. Admission is a can of food for the needy. A light supper will follow beside the church at Reager School.


Little Washington Concert Series presents “Empire of the Viol: Baroque Music by Marais, Schenck and Boismortier” at Little Washington Theatre at 3 p.m. Call 540-675-1253, email info@ or visit LittleWashingtonTheatre. com to reserve.

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Annual Living Nativity will be held on Saturday, Dec.15 (snow date the 16th) from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. sponsored by the Rappahannock United Methodist Charge. Make a new family tradition by volunteering to be a part of the Original Rappahannock Living Nativity. Each 25 minute shift is in need of people of all ages to be Mary, Joseph, three Kings, Shepherds and Angels. The costumes and animals are provided. The living nativity takes

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce will host its December Board Breakfast on Dec. 12 at The Light Well from 8-10 a.m. At this event, we welcome our new Board members for the 2019-22 term, thank our outgoing Board members from their 2015-18 term, and enjoy the honor of our Past Presidents which we invite to attend every year. We will also pass the gavel from our current 2018 Chamber President, Sabrina Martyn to our 2019 President, Dana Amos.


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


• Anchored by the dancers of Manassas Ballet Theatre, Northern Virginia’s largest professional ballet company, the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince comes alive with the help of an ensemble cast and the MBT Orchestra. Known for its exquisite costumes, choreography and scenery, MBT’s production of The Nutcracker has become a go-to family holiday tradition. Tickets $25-$75.

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VIEWS Road of life As the family car traversed the spine of the Appalachian Marshall Conner Mountains on Interstate 81 from Augusta County to our eventual destination in Asheville, North Carolina I reflected on the collection of towns and places along our way that have directly impacted my life. Nearby our first exit from I-64 on to I-81 is Fishburne Military School, in Waynesboro, founded in 1879. It is the oldest and smallest military school for boys in Virginia. I graduated high school there in the mid-1980s. It has been decades since I marched through of the historic archway of the school as a senior cadet. I remember my graduation day clearly. At that point in life everything seemed perfect. The trees inside the grass quadrangle were in bloom dropping white blossoms upon our grey uniforms. Our polished brass gleamed, and medals adorned our chests. Our wills were as strong as our dreams then, yet we had so much to learn. The entire world with all its promise awaited us. There was also a deep sadness at the end of the day—a realization that classmates and friends would be scattered across the globe. In my heart and mind, they were my brothers. We



An open letter to Dr. Tom Neviaser Dear Dr. Tom Neviaser: I am writing this in response to your “How I See It” column in the 11-15/21-20 issue of Culpeper Times. I agree with you that Spanberger should be congratulated on winning an “unwinnable” seat in the 7th District. I suppose the only conclusion to be drawn is that she ran on issues that had more appeal to her voters than those who voted for Dave Brat - except in Culpeper County which mightily supported Brat. Now, I do not know what kind of “doctor” you are - perhaps you are not a physician. I could not imagine a

had grown up within the bricks of this historic school. It was the home of my youth. As our car rolled by Waynesboro all those memories returned. I smiled as I noticed a lone black bear sitting by a fence scratching its back as we rolled west then south. The next memory was of a place that defined my late father, the historic Virginia Military Institute. He was a proud member the class of 1966 until his last breath on this earth. It was there that its history, honor code and brotherhood shaped his life. It was there that he met my late mother, a graduate of Greenbrier College. She once told me he had won her heart on a rainy evening. It was there decades later that he found love once again following the passing of my mother when he proposed to my step-mother. I said a silent prayer for dad and offered a salute as we rolled by Lexington. The next town holds a special place in my heart. It’s Buchanan, the birthplace of a beloved pet dog named Angus, a black-and-white Border Collie with clumsy feet and a limitless heart. He was a graduation gift to my wife (then girlfriend) and it shared its life with us through the first 11 years of our family. Angus always made us smile. The next city is Blacksburg, home to Virginia Tech where I dated my wife and graduated. I think about the wonderful education it gave me. I think of days spent on the New River, on campus and at football games. I recall my professors, my first

published articles and movies at the Lyric. I am thankful for this place that inspired me to write again. The final stop on my Thanksgiving trip was Asheville, NC---one of the most interesting and creative cities in the south. My youngest brother’s family lives there—my nephew was born there. It is a natural fit. It has become our favorite place to gather for Thanksgiving. Asheville has many charms. It is a city packed with creative people, fantastic breweries, traditional and non-traditional restaurants. It also has amazing graffiti, music and limitless people-watching opportunities. The city is also surrounded by natural beauty. It has misty mountains, the French Broad River, scenic hikes and plenty of winding roads to explore. On Thanksgiving my family loves to build a fire pit, eat barbeque from 12 Bones and spend time laughing and telling family stories. It just feels right there. On our long drive home each of these places evokes a unique memory. I smile when I consider that this military kid who once found pride in moving from place-to-place has found a long stretch of towns that evoke such a sense of belonging. Christmas music floods the radio as we drive home. It’s always tough to think about hanging lights when all you see for miles are red brake lights flickering every few yards. Drivers picking their noses and a few final rounds of the iPod provide a few last highlights as we leave the mountains and head towards the slowmoving joy of I-95. I am thankful for all the special places along a long winding road.

physician could follow his or her ethical responsibility to “First, do no harm,” by being against an affordable, public health care option which could enroll the very poor as well as the very rich. The Affordable Care Act has become more popular with the American people despite the 60+ attempts to repeal it with nothing to replace it. Who doesn’t want affordable health care? Who would scoff at lower drug prices (which, by the way, are set to rise again) in 2019 after rising in 2018)? Calling for fiscal responsibility also seemed to be a winner: we are seeing little of that coming from our national government. As a recent example, think of the (estimated $220 million) political move to send the United States Army to the Mexican border to “fight” immigrants.

Preventing those from lawfully entering the U.S. and seeking asylum seems terribly selfish on the part of such a wealthy and giving nation. Except for Native Americans, we are all lucky immigrants. No other country has a shining Statue of Liberty, after all. I also agree that Spanberger probably owes some of her success to the Resister movement, of which there are more than 600 groups in this country, and also to those who supported her campaign with a lot of money ($3.6 million). Of course she will support groups that voted for her - wouldn’t any person in politics do the same? As you wrote, Brat, an ultra conservative Tea Party “resister” did ➤ See Letter, Page 21

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UVA COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION has been recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as the Top Credit Union in the Richmond District. The Top Credit Union Award, given to the lender with the highest loan volume for the fiscal year, was presented to Alison DeTuncq, President/CEO UVA Community Credit Union by Ford Scott, Lender Relations Specialist SBA. The presentation ceremony was held at our newest branch, opened June 2018, in the Culpeper Meadowbrook Shopping Center.

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ENDLESS CREATIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS participated for the first time, in “Petal It Forward” which is a national event sponsored by SAF, Society of American Florist. Endless Creations Flowers & Gifts are members of the SAF and 250 bouquets were given out all over town on 10/24. Thanks to Amanda, Susan, Chris, Toni, Katie & Sam for helping to make this annual Services all under one roof. Clinic will DOGWOOD VILLAGE would like predominantly focus on Endocrinology, to recognize Joan Hager for her Weight Loss, Nutrition, Diabetes contributions to the facility. She recently Education, Weight Loss Counselling, retired after 55 years of pharmacy Diabetic Eye Exam & Diabetic Foot service and came to Dogwood as a Exam. The office will also house a volunteer as she loves seniors. DEXA scan to screen patients for both Osteoporosis and Visceral Fat Analysis. THE CULPEPER MEDICAL CLINIC Newest WHS addition will be in a is proud to welcome Victor Cisneros familiar location for local patrons - Dr. as our newest medical provider. Mr. welcomes you to is a bilingual Family Nurse David Pfeffer’s former Clinic space in Cisneros Mulberry Commons, 1100 Sunset Ln Practitioner with aBanquet background in family Annual Meeting & Awards Ste 1211A, Culpeper. and urgent care and looks forward to reaching out to and providing care for Congratulations to Ronnie Wray for his our local Spanish-speaking community 10 year work anniversary with FAYE’S starting November 15th. OFFICE SUPPLY. Sandy Combs, of LEARNNOW is ENDLESS CREATIONS FLOWERS & now a certified Brain Health Coach. GIFTS announce that it is participating Certification was earned through Amen in “Food for Flowers” throughout the Clinics, founded by Dr. Daniel Amen. the 1st week of December. If a person Dr. Amen is a double board certified brings in 5 cans or boxes of food they psychiatrist, professor and brain health receive $5 worth of flowers. The food expert. Sandy believes that brain health collected will go to the Community is central to all health and success. Food Basket program. HOSPICE OF THE PIEDMONT Signature Sponsor Celebrates Hospice Month in November! November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospice programs across the country are reaching out to help people understand all that hospice programs can offer to patients and their families. Noel Schweitzer- Long & Foster Realtors Thursday, November 8, WELLNESS 2018 POWELL CENTER is the Noel Schweitzer Certified Medical Fitness 492 Blackwell Road Germanna Daniel Technology Center Facility of the Year,Culpeper as recognized Warrenton, VA 20186 18121 Technology Drive, VA by the Medical Fitness Association. This award is 540.347.2250 presented to a medical fitness center with standards of excellence that set Real Estate


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All of you are aware that the primary responsibility for members of the International Lions is to support Sight and Hearing related issues. This support can be provided in many ways. The Clubs in Culpeper County, Culpeper MidDay and Club 92 as an example procured 156 pair of eye glasses and 17 Hearing Aids for qualified applicants last fiscal year. Any child in Culpeper County is automatically qualified as the motto of those clubs is “no child in Culpeper County in need of eye glasses will not go unserved." All of the Lions Clubs in our local area, i.e., Culpeper, Rappahannock, and Fauquier Counties participate in this effort. The degree of participation is dependent upon financial resources and membership availability. The beginning of the school year marks the beginning of the Sight and Hearing Testing program for students of all of the schools desiring to participate in this effort. Screening is accom-

plished with portable devices for the testing of Sight and Hearing and with the well-known Sight and Hearing van. This year, under the leadership of the local Zone Chairman, Mrs. Lynn Garver, assisted by the Presidents of the individual clubs, Culpeper Mid-Day, 92, Rappahannock, Warrenton, Warrenton Sunrise and Remington, the 175 Members tested 5,885 school children and adults. Of those tested, 330 were referred to various ophthalmologist in their particular area and 312 were referred for additional testing by qualified Hearing professionals. The majority of the Hearing referrals were for the older folks participating in the testing program. Sight and Hearing assistance is but only one area where your local Lions Club members make a difference. Scholarships for graduating students, contributions to various organizations throughout the local area to other nonprofit organizations such as SAFE, Fire and Rescue, the Food Closet, Free Dental Clinic, Soap Box Derby, Hospice and many others is a partial listing of the causes supported by the various clubs.


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Age: 28, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-9/140 Hair/Eye: Brown/Blue Last known: 4002 Novum Rd., Reva, Va. Wanted for: (2) counts of Probation Violation on Felony Charge.

Joanne Dawn Hall Age: 36, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-6/120 Hair/Eye: Blonde/Brown Last known: 3315 Duet Rd., Etlan, Va. Wanted for: Unauthorized Use: Animal/ Vehicle/Etc, Larceny >=200.


Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: Nov. 20-26 Following are the county police reports from Nov. 20-26. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

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Nov. 20 Christopher Charles Walker, 35, 12000 block Hope Road, Culpeper, assault and battery Deontaie Dovall Lewis, 20, 1000 block 1 block S. East St., Culpeper, contempt of court Seth James Shaver, 28, 5000 block Godwins Landing Drive, Remington, assault and battery family member, unlawful use or injury to telephone lines Nov. 21 Peggy W. Dyer, 60, 8000 block River Hills Lane, Rixeyville, driving under the influence of alcohol, refusal second test within 10 years Ramiro Morales Hernandez, 29, 20000 block Batna Road, Culpeper, failure to appear Joshua Debolt, 33, 200 block Marshall Lane, Luray, contempt of court

Nov. 22 Paris Tierra Davis, 23, 4000 block Foot St., NE, Washington, D.C., possession of marijuana Nov. 23 Kevin Richard Lucas Puente, 38, 4000 block Gilbert Station Road, Barboursville, reckless - general, driving with suspended or revoked license Michale Christopher Carr, 38, 15000 block Oakland Road, Reva, abuse and neglect of children reckless disregard Walter Curtis Jackson, 39, 22000 block Halls Road, Richardsville, driving under the influence or alcohol, failure to wear seatbelt James Matthew Kline, 56, 17000 block Freedom Run Lane, Brandy Station, employer fail to report, false statements (four counts) Gregory Lee Wallace Jr., 36, 700 block First St., Culpeper, driving with suspended or revoked license Nov. 24 Erica Owen Green, 42, 14000

block Mockingbird Lane, Culpeper, DWI second offense within five years, refusal second test within 10 years Paula Correa, 27, 18000 block Kilmer Lane, Triangle, possession of marijuana Nov. 25 Maleek William Waters, 20, 200 block Spotswood Road, Locust Grove, driving after illegally consuming alcohol, unlawful purchase or possess alcholic beverage Markiece Quanterius Banks, 20, 500 block Meadowbrook Drive, Culpeper, unlawful purchase or possess alcoholic beverage Nov. 26 Jesus Mauricio Lopez Romero, 21, 1700 block Lambert Court, Culpeper, contempt of court, General District Court Craig Lamont Meney, 30, 500 block Meadowbrook Drive, Culpeper, contempt of court

Culpeper Town Police: Nov. 19-25 Following are the police reports from Nov. 19-25. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

Ashlie Lauren Frazier AKA: Ashlie Lauren Butler Age: 32, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-2/142 Hair/Eye: Brown/Blue Last known: 9454 Mtn. Run Lake Rd., Culpeper Wanted for: Fail to Appear, Probation Violation and Sentence to Community Based Corrections Program or Facility.

Kevin Anthony McKainge Jr. Age: 26, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-7/140 Hair/Eye: Blonde/Blue Last known: 475 N. Timber Tree, Mineral, Va. Wanted for: (2) counts of Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Probation.

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Nov. 19 Lisa Marie Fewell, 26, 11000 block Coffman Circle, Bealetonrevocation of suspended sentence and probation Nov. 20 Migquel DeJesus Guerrero, 19, 11000 block Field Stone Blvd., Culpeper, contempt of court Jennifer Guthrie, 47, 300 block Lafayette Drive, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections program or facility Michelle Lee Weakley, 43, 100 block Park Ave., Culpeper, assault and battery - police officer or firefighter

Nov. 21 William Henry Kennedy, 46, 100 block Park Ave., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Michelle Lee Weakley, 43, 100 block Park Ave., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member John Robert Tyler Jr., 51, 22000 block Maddens Tavern Road, Stevensburg, assault and battery - family member third offense, unlawful use or injury to telephone lines Nov. 22 Johana Magali Valdez, 31, 1000 block Riverdale Circle, Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language Nov. 23 Angel Gabriel Lilora, 20, 1500 block Harrier Lane, Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language, unlawful purchase or possession

of alcoholic beverage Nov.24 Jorge David Berna, 32, 800 block N. East St., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Mohammed Adbo Alariqi, 23, 6100 block Hillside Road, revocation of suspended sentence and probation Nov.25 Tommie Eugene Gray Jr., 48, 400 block James Madison Highway, Culpeper, probation violation Hector Eduardo Medrano Castro, 41, 1400 block N. Main St., Culpeper, no drivers license

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ACLU files lawsuit | Second annual Jingle Bell Trot 5K | Powell Wellness Center donates first aid kits