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Salute to our Veterans Culpeper’s National Cemetery: Memorial Day is May 30 I have spent a significant portion of my lifetime reading and writing about our military. As such Memorial Day is one of those holidays that has a personal meaning for me. There are few places that do Memorial Day as well as Culpeper. Our national cemetery is in the heart of our community. Every year the band from Culpeper High School plays an homage of military tunes. Amidst the graves of the Civil War, WWI and II, Vietnam, and the recent wars in the Middle East, speakers take the stage and remind us of the sacrifices of the honored dead. Veterans of all ages are present; not to rekindle past glories but to pay respect to fallen comrades. They remind us of those that were willing to give up their very existence so that we might remain free. As Taps echoes through the graveyard there are few dry eyes.



It is proper that we honor our veterans, living and dead. They don't join the military for the money or the health care. They join out of a sense of obligation to country. While we go about our little day-to-day tasks, they stand ready to defend us. America has enemies everywhere, even at home, and our military is at the frontlines in wars of the past and those battles yet to come. I am deeply moved and inspired by such stories. For me, of equal importance is who is not there…our men and women missing in action. Over 83,000 brave Americans have yet to return home from our wars. WWII alone accounts for 73,500 of the missing. Records prior to WWII are inconsistent at best since recovery and return of the dead was a lesser priority in those times. The majority of the missing troops went down on ships or planes at sea and their remains could not be recovered. Others went on patrol and simply never returned, lost in the carnage and devastation of battle. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) is tasked with the recovery and

identification of America's missing. Every year only 70 or so soldiers/ sailors/airmen are found and brought back to be with their comrades in their native soil. The work that JPAC does is slow and meticulous; part archeology part CSI. It is detective work that combines historical research and tenacious desire to bring our dead home. Without a body there is a lack of closure for some families. Some hold out hope that a loved one might have somehow survived. The mortal remains is a validation of sorts that the person is no longer lost in the mists of history but has instead passed on. These families often bear a burden we would find unimaginable, a state of emotional limbo and forever longing for family and friends that have simply disappeared into the annals of history. They are not mere footnotes to America's wars, but stories that remain unfinished, dreams that remain

unfulfilled. The dead have marked graves and a sense of permanency, where the missing exist in our hearts and memories. On this Memorial Day we honor our living and dead veterans - heroes all. But we also need to acknowledge those that have not made the final trip home and the burdens that their families bear as well. They remain on duty in unmarked graves around the world and at the bottom of our seas. They are not forgotten but are merely waiting for that chance to come back to their hometowns, like Culpeper, to join their fellow warriors in final solace. If you have not attended the ceremony in Culpeper - I encourage you to go and take part. The Culpeper Times has featured dozens of veterans since starting our Salute to Veterans page. We’d like to feature more. In this issue we thank Charles Jameson, Kerry Romesberg and Tim Smith for their service.

The Culpeper Times will feature Salute to Our Veterans once a month. If you know of a particular veteran program or event that you’d like to see listed, let us know. We’re particularly keen on featuring four living veterans each time we feature this page. If you are a veteran or know of one, please send photo, name, branch of service, rank, years of service and highlights to Editor Anita Sherman at


Name: Kerry Romesberg Branch, Rank: US Air Force, Sergeant Years Service: 1966 - 1970 Highlights: Vietnam 1969, Korea 1967-68; Air Force Ranger; Liaison to South Korean Tiger Division

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Name: Tim Smith Branch, Rank: US Army, Sergeant Years Service: Six years, 1985-1991 Highlights: Spent 39 months in Germany


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Germanna one of select colleges to participate in Pell Grant Pilot Program For low income students in Culpeper and Orange counties, a new opportunity offers a better chance of earning your associate degree by the time you graduate from high school. Then, with two years of college credit earned, you can transfer to a four-year institution. It's part of a program the Obama administration plans to launch this summer. The administration will invest about $20 million in the 2016-17 school year to help about 10,000 students. A Department of Education official said the amount of money each college will receive will be determined by the number of applications it has for dual enrollment Pell Grants and the depth of each applicant's financial need. GCC applied last fall to become part of the program. It already has a similar program based at its Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania. There the Gladys P. Todd Academy, funded by philanthropist Doris Buffett, helps low income, first generation students from James Monroe and Spotsylvania high schools. GCC also has a Germanna Scholars program at its Daniel Center in Culpeper that involves scholarships for all students--some partial and some full. Funding from Culpeper businessman Joe Daniel launched that program two years ago and the first cohort of 22 students from Culpeper and Eastern View high schools graduated from Germanna last week. "Germanna is pleased and honored to be one of 44 colleges to pilot this effort. We hope that this leads to full Pell Grants being available to high school dual enrollment students and their parents throughout Virginia and the nation,” said GCC President David A. Sam adding “too often dual enrollment courses are available only to families who can afford the tuition books and fees. This is a win-win-win any way you look at it and Germanna is proud to be one of the pioneers. We thank Orange and Culpeper County Schools for their partnership in this effort.”

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Paul Simon has a song that starts, "They tell me it's all happening at the zoo." Well if you live in Culpeper it is all happening at Yowell Meadow Park. Last Saturday as I drove by the parking lot I saw a small group of women gathered. I could tell that they were not dressed for the swings or monkey bars. I stopped in and found the group preparing for a small outdoor wedding in the park. In the middle was Constance Hepner who was the bride. The groom was John Walter Bielanski, but I never met him. I asked if I could take a photo of the bride. Here she is. I hope they can treasure this forever. ➤ Check out Rich’s blog at and Faces of Culpeper on Facebook






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From May 23 to June 5, 2016, Virginia’s local law enforcement and Virginia State Police will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This enforcement period is in advance of and includes the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. There were 310 unrestrained fatalities in Virginia last year, and 71 were recorded so far this year, between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2016. Nationally, 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but almost 50 percent of fatal crash occupants were not restrained. In some states, the rate was as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. “This fact gravely highlights the need for increased enforcement and awareness of seat belt use,” said Chief Chris Jenkins. “Time after time, we see the deadly results that come from drivers and passengers refusing to wear a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt is one of the most important steps in increasing survivability in a crash. Our job is to stop those who are not buckled up and to keep them from repeating this potentially deadly mistake.” Virginia’s statewide seat belt use rate was 80.9 percent in 2015, 77.3 percent in 2014, 79.7 percent in 2013 and 78.4 percent in 2012. The 310 unrestrained fatalities in Virginia last year represent 41 percent of the 753 total traffic fatalities. “The numbers tell us that young males, many of them drinking and driving, are the ones not wearing seat belts and are dying on our roadways,” said Chief Jenkins. “We want to do everything we can to reach these people and save their lives.” Culpeper Police Officers will be conducting additional patrols during this campaign. Their goal is to enforce the traffic laws with a particular focus on occupant safety. The Culpeper Police Department asks everyone, “To buckle up and put the phone down while driving.”

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South Wales Golf Course is alive and well and back in business. Re-opened in April, the owner’s number one priority is customer satisfaction with good memories of their golfing experience. Tyler and Tommy Thompson look forward to welcoming back former golfers and meeting new ones. As is their mascot, Levon. ➤ Golf, from Page 4 “We’ve got a several year plan for improvements,” said Tyler Thompson, “we’ll be doing it in phases.” A fresh coat of paint and improvements to the outside deck have the club house looking quite pristine as it welcomes new and old golfers back to its rolling hills and woody terrain, a place of serenity and sanctuary that many, like South Wales resident John Hagarty, are jubilant to have back in action. "The new manager, Jimmy Mauro, is a great ambassador for the course. He and his staff are most welcoming to golfers, an important attribute in building a loyal following,” says Hagarty adding, "the course is in good shape and improvements continue to be made. I think South Wales will be in its best condition in years within a few months. The greens are looking good. Now if it would just quit raining so I could get more golf in." Retired and living in the area for about four years, Mike McTamney lives southwest of Culpeper and has to drive 25-30 minutes to the nearest public course. He readily admits that not everyone can afford to join a country club and he likes to play a variety of courses. “I am pleased to have South Wales back in the mix. Within the past year I have finally started playing once or twice a week. I had played the course once three years ago, and greatly appreciate some of the changes I see already,” said McTamney. “The fairways on the back nine are wider, or at least the rough is shorter than the knee high tall fescue I remember,” mused McTamney, “there are several holes that play quite long, but I’m sure two weeks of

rain have greatly contributed to that effect.” Like Hagarty, McTamney appreciates the welcoming ambiance. “South Wales has one of the nicest clubhouses in the area, and the people are friendly. And finally, I am happy to see a course with a walking rate. There are so few courses in the area that have a rate that doesn’t include the cost of the cart (or even allow walking). Being greatly in need of the exercise, I will take advantage of that this summer,” says McTamney. The course has been in the family for decades. Ken Thompson, who passed away at the end of last year, visited Culpeper regularly bringing his family out even before he purchased the course in 1987. “We have very fond memories of this place and wanted to keep it in the family,” says Tommy Thompson, “and we’ve received so many kind emails and phone calls from the community when we made the decision to re-open it.” “It’s unbelievable when you talk with them...particularly the seniors group,” added Thompson, “we want to keep the rates low and have discounts for seniors, the military, juniors and ladies.” The father-son duo is excited about, what is for them, a new venture in running the course. Tommy Thompson, a building contractor with a business anchored in Richmond, is the principal and his son, Tyler, will act as Director of Golf. He plans to be there roughly three days a week. Another familiar face is Taylor Ferguson. Pro shop manager Jim Mauro is available for lessons and Course Superintendent John Smith is well acquainted with the more than 200 acres of golfing landscape to keep well groomed.

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Kids having fun with soccer By Anita Sherman STAFF WRITER

The beautiful game. If you’re a soccer fan, player, coach, or parent and have lived in this area long you are probably already aware of Chip Rohr’s Soccer Camp. Anchored at Linton Hall School in Bristow, the camp is coming up on its 38th year. Since the camp was created in 1978, Rohr has been the director of coaching. A member of the DC/VA Soccer Hall of Fame, he has more than 40 years of soccer camp experience and holds a USSF “A” license and a National Youth License. “We’ve always run the camp at Linton Hall,” says Rohr who is a cofounder along with Mac Tredway who ran the business end in the early days while Rohr has always honchoed the coaching part. It was in the 90s that Tredway stepped down as administrator and all the responsibilities went to Rohr as owner, administrator, and

coaching director. Formerly known as Linton Hall Soccer Camp, it was at this time that the name changed to Chip Rohr Soccer Camp. “The facility at Linton Hall is fantastic,” says Rohr, “it has several’s a shady campus but open enough that there is a breeze...there is a full size pool with certified lifeguards on hand... very few other camps have that benefit...and there’s a gym if we need it so we never have to cancel a camp...we can go inside.” Geared for youth ages 6-13, Rohr’s philosophy has remained the same throughout the years. “We’ve got a good coaching staff... the whole emphasis is on having fun with soccer,” says Rohr. “We fully expect that they will improve in their skills through agerelated soccer games and activities but we want them to learn through having fun.” Camp schedules usually include time in the pool and a popsicle break. A native Virginian, Rohr was

born and raised in Manassas. Sportswise, he was a high school football player and wrestler. “I got interested in soccer when I was at the University of Richmond and got involved in the GermanAmerican Club...they didn’t have a soccer program was intramurals. I was invited to work at Randolph Macon College’s soccer camp and meeting the staff there is what really kick started my interest in learning about soccer.” Rohr is a 33-year member of the Virginia Youth Soccer Association Coaching Education Staff and has conducted coaches clinics throughout the state. If you’ve had a soccer player at the high school level you may have run up against schools in Prince William. In addition to his decades of coaching high school, Rohr was instrumental in developing the soccer programs at Osbourn High School and Brentsville District High School. He has also served as an assistant coach at George Mason University. “It’s pretty rewarding,” says Rohr of former campers who have gone on to play at the college level and


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many that have returned as counselors at the camp. “Soccer has grown by leaps and bounds,” says Rohr, “parents and grandparents who played can now teach their kids.” Approaching four decades of soccer coaching, is Rohr tired of it? “I’m on the field and at the camps every day...I’m having fun with it and still enjoying it...I’m planning to go on indefinitely.”



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Funky fungus, magnificent millipede and more


In the past few weeks, I’ve had interesting encounters with some amazing fungi, a magnificent millipede, a snapping turtle that mysteriously disappeared and some finicky orchids.

Funky and bodacious fungi Recently my landlady tipped me to a bodacious mushroom growing in a rotted stump along our “Spring Road,” the first mushroom that has appeared there this spring. I went with my camera and found that the largest of the mushrooms, which has creamcolored caps speckled with brown, measured 7.5 inches and grew above a smaller one. Another, medium-sized one was on the other side of the stump. Over the next few days, probably thanks to recent rains, more blooms appeared on the stump.

I’d never noticed this mushroom species before and so couldn’t identify it, so I posted a photo of the largest one to the Central Virginia Mushroom Hunters Facebook page. Two other members quickly responded with the ID: dryad's saddle (Polyporus squamosus). Two other common names better reflect its appearance: pheasant-back mushroom and hawk’s wing. According to Mushroom-collecting. com, one of my favorite websites for fungus information, this edible mushroom gets a bad rap because of its bland flavor, but the site says it’s all about picking it young and preparing it the right way. (See the site for more info on both.) I prefer to stick to just admiring and photographing mushrooms and will stick to my usual rule about eating one I don’t know well: watch an expert do it first. I found a weirder fungus on the eastern red cedar growing at the edge of my yard. Looking like some kind of weird sea creature with fleshy orange tentacles, it turned out to be cedar-apple ➤ See Wild, Page 9


Despite the recent dark, rainy weather on Oventop Mountain, this large, brightly colored millipede, Apheloria virginiensis corrugate, easily stood out.


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go back up the next day. When we did, we could find no sign of the turtle. With no way to get out on its own that I could find, I thought it must be hiding under the muck, maybe had been injured, and perhaps died there. Or, as a long shot, some big predator had eaten it. In checking the tank every day since then, I still found no sign of the turtle, nor of the tadpoles. Had the reptile survived by eating all the larvae, or had the cold, rainy weather just driven the tadpoles to shelter under the muck? The water certainly looked clearer after the recent heavy rains. Finicky orchid After the rare treat of being shown some showy orchids along a trail in Shenandoah National Park recently (see my April 28 column online at, I was amazed to find some here where I live — again along the trail to the upper pond, near the trout tank in which I found the snapping turtle. As I mentioned in the column, these wildflowers are hard to find, but I found seven were in various stages of blooming on either side of the trail. Just after my find, I visited Bruce Jones to see the spring ephemerals, including pink and yellow lady slippers, that were blooming on his property, now the Jones Nature Preserve. Bruce mentioned how hard it was to predict where orchids would come up — one


A young snapping turtle that had fallen into an old concrete trout tank on Oventop Mountain is hard to discern among the fallen leaves and other debris in the tank.

year they are in one place, the next year, another, for no apparent reason. Perhaps the ones where I live popped up because the forest where they are now blooming is starting to recover from logging that was done there 10 years ago. I’ve been seeing other changes as the forest canopy continues to close over, changing areas that had been in the sun to shade, which also has changed the plants and animals I find there. © 2016 Pam Owen Pam Owen is a writer, editor, photographer, and passionate nature conservationist living in Rappahannock County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. You may reach her at wilder.





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students (under 18). The box office at The State Theatre is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10-2 p.m. and two hours prior to each show. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.

STORYTIME • Itsy Bitsy Baby Storytime (Ages birth-23 months) 1st and 3rd Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Bouncing, hugs and kisses, tickle time, lots of rhymes, and one book at this fun storytime. Followed by a half an hour play time with Infant to Toddler Connection. No registration necessary. Contact Laini Bostian at or 540-8258691.

MAY 21


Lutheran Church holds Bible Study each Thursday at noon, currently studying the Pastoral Epistles: 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus. All are welcome. St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd. For more info call 825-8358 or visit


County High School Awards and Scholarships at 6 p.m. Students should wear caps and gowns. Auditorium. 14270 Achievement Drive. Phone (540) 825-3677

CONCERT • The Worx Culpeper Downtown 3rd Thursday Summer Concert brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. The Depot - 109 S. Commerce St. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. kicksoff its Summer Concert Series directly in front of the Depot. Grab your dancing shoes, a lawn chair, family and friends! Contact: Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.

MARKET • Culpeper Farmers Market. From 7:30 a.m. to noon. End of Davis Street in the Depot District. Features 30 vendors for your fresh products. Support Buy Fresh, Buy Local. Sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Phone 540-825-4416 or www. Annual Fireman’s Parade lights up Main Street. Grab your curb seat for fun and smiles. Starts at 6:30 p.m. May 26 at 540-825-4416. Email: crievents@ Website: www.

MAY 20

FILM • Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “What’s Up Doc? - A close-up of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, Part 1” (Warner Bros., 1932-1951) Special guest Rick Gehr, a cartoon historian, editor, and member of the Warner Bros. animation post-production crew for nearly 30 years, will be at the Packard Campus along with favorite toons. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

FILM • Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “What’s Up Doc? - A close-up of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, Part 2” (Warner Bros., 1939-1957). Cartoon historian Rick Gehr returns to present a second night of Warner Bros. animated shorts, this time examining the “History of the Cartoon Directors.” Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994. MUSICAL • The State Theatre

Piedmont Players present Charlotte’s Web in the Halsey Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25/adult and $15/


Appalachia is hosting a pancake dinner at New Salem Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m. located at 8233 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, VA 22701. All proceeds will be donated to fund a van which will assist in the transportation over the mountains. If you would like to go with us next year (2017) or just make a donation to this mission, please call Pastor Mike Dodson at 540-718-9675 or the church at 540-825-6617.

YARD SALE • Vendor Spaces Available for Jefferson Ruritan Yard/ Craft Sale. The Jefferson Ruritan Club will host its annual Yard / Craft Sale from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sat. at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton. (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). For information, contact Jamie by email at quirkyruritan@gmail. com or by phone at 540-522-6740 or go to .


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MAY 21

Stage Alive at State Theatre

TEEN TIME • Culpeper County

PARADE • The annual Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department’s parade will start at 6:30 p.m.

Library hosts Teen World FOOD Fair for Grades 6-12. Sign up in Advance. Starts at 2:30 p.m. Join us to sample food, culture, music, and language from many cultures. Run by teens for teens! Contact Laini Bostian at or 540-8258691.

STORYTIME • Free Puppet

Story Time at Lollipop Station. 179 E. Davis St. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join us for Puppet Storytime on the green stage! Don't forget - when your child attends 10 Storytimes they will get to pick out a FREE book of any value $18.99 or less. Phone: 540-812-2103. Website:

BATTLEFIELD TOUR • Brandy Station Battlefield tour by personal vehicle. This Brandy Station Foundation tour focuses on the Buford Knoll and Yew Ridge areas on June 9, 1863 and presents the fighting that took place later in the afternoon between General Buford and General W.H.F. "Rooney" Lee's brigade. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please meet at the Graffiti House (19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station) just before 10 a.m.. $10 adult, under 12 free. More information at www. FILM • The Library of

Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “A Tribute to Dennis R. Atkinson.” Beginning in 1969, Atkinson has endowed the Library with more than 350 titles in both nitrate and safety film and in 35mm and 16mm formats. Four rarely seen silent films. Silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis will be on hand to provide live musical accompaniment for the program. Starts at 2 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

MUSICAL • The State

Theatre Piedmont Players present Charlotte’s Web in the Halsey Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25/adults, $15/youth. 305 S. Main. www.

825-8358 or visit


The State Theatre partners with Stage Alive to bring the Spotsylvanians to Culpeper May 28.

MAY 22

CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon Topic: ""Be Rich -Celebration Sunday.” Join us at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Bruster's Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. 540-727-0297

from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Discuss issues and possibly find solutions to problems also experienced by others. No registration required. If you have questions, contact Bonnie Vermillion at 547-4824 or email

MAY 25

CHESS • Culpeper Chess Club.

MUSICAL • The State

Meetings are each Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. Come learn a new skill! For information about this and other programs, please feel free to call the Library at (540) 825-8691.

MAY 23

CARNIVAL • The annual

Theatre Piedmont Players present Charlotte’s Web in the Halsey Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25/adults, $15/youth. 305 S. Main.


Ruritan Club will be celebrating Ruritan Awareness month from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., at the Chick-Fil-A in Culpeper. Chick-Fil-A will donate a proceeds of sales from any customer that tells their cashier that they are supporting the "Ruritan Spirit Night" to the Lignum Ruritan Club. Contact Linda Bradshaw at

MAY 24

HEALTH • Caregiver Support

Group for caregivers of family/ friends adults will meet at the UVA Culpeper Hospital Board Room

Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department’s carnival will be held at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises on Rt. 29S May 25-28. Starts each night at 6 p.m. with Saturday matinee from 1-5 p.m. Contact Karen Perryman at 540-717-2304 or

MAY 26


Lutheran Church holds Bible Study each Thursday at noon, currently studying the Pastoral Epistles: 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus. All are welcome. St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd. For more info call

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Sink the Bismarck!”(20th Century-Fox, 1960). The true story of the Royal Navy’s chase and sinking of Nazi Germany's most powerful warship, the Bismarck, is chronicled in this British drama based on the book “Last Nine Days of the Bismarck” by C. S. Forester. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994. ART • ArtSpeak at The Loft. All creative people or people that love the arts are invited to this art salon social gathering. Painters, photographers, potters, authors and musicians welcome. Share ideas. No obligations. No fees. Just inspiration. Located at 107B East Davis Street.

MAY 28

MARKET • Culpeper Farmers Market. From 7:30 a.m. to noon. End of Davis Street in the Depot District. Features 30 vendors for your fresh products. Support Buy Fresh, Buy Local. Sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Phone 540-825-4416 or STORYTIME • Free Puppet

Story Time at Lollipop Station. 179 E. Davis St. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join us for Puppet Storytime on the green stage! Don't forget - when your child attends 10 Storytimes they will get to pick out a FREE book of any value $18.99 or less. Phone: 540-812-2103. Website:

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LIBATIONS • Museum of Culpeper History – Libations at the Depot, 113 S. Commerce St. at 5:30 p.m. Honoring Father’s Day. Reduced fee for members. $1 less if you wear a BBQ apron. Contact: 540-829-1749. Website:


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HISTORY • Take a battlefield driving tour and learn about Brig. General W.H.F. “Rooney” Lee’s brigade May 21.

FUNDRAISER • Cruisin For

Heroes will be hosting a family friendly monthly Cruise-In from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (and every 4th Sat. through Oct.) at Bruster’s located at 16170 Rogers Road to raise awareness and funds for the Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at military and VA medical centers. There will be a DJ and a “Manager’s Choice Award” presented. Come out and support community and our military. Along with any donations (check donations are tax deductible) collected during the event, Bruster’s will be donating a portion of the event nights sales to Fisher House. For info, contact Lou Realmuto at or go to

CONCERT • The State Theatre presents The Spotsylvanians, a Stage Alive Matinee at 3 p.m. The Spotsylvanians of Spotsylvania County, VA, are an award winning, dynamic, and highly talented contemporary chorus of dedicated singers from Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities. Tickets $12. 305 S. Main

MAY 29

Community Center celebrates 60 year anniversary from 4-7 p.m. BBQ dinner with plenty of sides and desserts. Adults $10, Children 6-12/$5 and under 5 free. 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton. (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). Contact Rachel White 540-347-4663


BIBLE SCHOOL • St. Luke and

Sunday at the State Theatre featuring “The Sandlot,” a coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962 about a new kid in town who is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Tickets $5. 305 S. Main www.

St. Stephen Deep Sea Discovery Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church from June 5-9th, 5:30-8:30 p.m., co-hosted by St. Stephen Episcopal Church. Join us for a kidfriendly dinner, Bible Stories, games, crafts, and more! Ages 3- 5th grade register at www.stlukesculpeper. org. Located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Road. Call 825-8358 for more info.

MAY 30


Memorial Day, the State Theatre presents The White House Band, a group of musicians who have played at The White House during their careers. Popular group. Starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $20/Adults, $10/ Youth. 305 S. Main

Support Group. Support group for those that are affected by the unique grief associated with the loss of a loved one to suicide. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at the Culpeper Library from 7-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Team Jordan and facilitated by Alan Rasmussen, Prevention Specialist for Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services. Contact Alan Rasmussen for further information at 434-825-8913 or by email at

FILM • It’s Family Film Funday

CONCERT • In celebration of

MAY 31


Renaissance, Inc. invites you to Culpeper downtown’s newest shop La Bee da Loca. Owner Felecia Chavez will share everything bees. 2 p.m. 236 East Davis Street.

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Chamber of Commerce Annual event will be held from 3-7p.m. at Eastern View High School. More than 100 exhibitors will be showcasing their goods and services, with many offering items for sale. Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Cap’n Corbin’s, Domino’s Pizza of Culpeper, and Uncle Elder’s BBQ will have food for your purchase. Entertainment highlights include, I & L DJing and the Elizabeth Lawrence Band ­plus children’s activities and more. Admission is free to the public for those that register for pre-­ticketing at www. Tickets may also be purchased for $5 at the door on the day of the event.


HEALTH • Caregiver Support

Group. 2nd Tuesday each month at Culpeper Library Conference Room from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.. Discuss issues and possibly find solutions or new ideas. No registration required. If you have questions, contact Kathi Walker at 825-3100 x 3416 or Email


CONCERT • The Fabulous Hubcaps - Culpeper Downtown 3rd Thursday Summer Concert brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. The Depot - 109 S. Commerce Street. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Grab your dancing shoes, a lawn chair, family and friends! Contact: Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. at 540-825-4416 Email: crievents@ Website: www.culpeperdowntown. com.


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ART • Live An Artful Life® Gallery in The Plains, VA will host well-known artist/author Tom Neel for a presentation on creativity. “The Creative Cycle” with Tom Neel will be held from 6:30 - 8:30. This session is part of the gallery’s The Artful You series and is meant to help those who feel it’s time to tap into their creative side, but are overwhelmed with how to proceed. Registration is open at Cost is $35.00 per participant. The gallery is located at 6474 Main Street in The Plains, VA. 540-253-9797 or

MAY 21

FESTIVAL • Warrenton Spring

Festival. Saturday, May 21 at 9 am, Main Street in Old Town Warrenton. A Southeast Tourism Top 20 Event! For more information call (540) 347-4414, or visit:

MAY 25

TRIVIA • Get your head in the game. Trivia Night in the taproom at Old Bust Head Brewing Company from 6-8 p.m. Every Wednesday. Located at 7134 Lineweaver Road, Warrenton, VA 20187. (540) 347-4777. Email:


FESTIVAL • Springs Kids Festival sponsored by Orange Downtown Alliance from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Short Street downtown next to The Depot. Food, fun, dance, arts and crafts. Free family fun. Contact (540) 6722540.


CONCERT • Theatre at Washington presents Two-Time Grammy Winner Laurence Juber at 8 p.m. His music is featured in the Ken Burns’ documentary The Tenth Inning. All Seats Reserved. Adults - $25, Under 18 - $10. 291 Gay Street in Washington. (540) 675-1253


Fun, Food, Dancing, and Crafts at the Springs Kids Festival in Orange this Saturday, May 21. .

FRIED FESTIVAL • Gordonsville Fried Chicken Festival from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Gordonsville Fire Company Fair Grounds at 301 E. Baker Street. Town of Gordonsville will hold its Famous Fried Chicken Festival. The event will feature a fried chicken and pie contest, wine garden, and numerous craft and artisan vendors. New this year, will be shuttle service from the fairgrounds with stops downtown and at the Exchange Hotel and Civil War Museum. See

MAY 27

GOLF • Swing For Life Golf Tournament. Hospice of the Piedmont's 9th Annual Swing For Life Golf Tournament. Held at Fauquier Springs Country Club, 9 a.m. Shotgun start. Lunch to follow, with the exciting Helicopter Ball Drop! Sponsorships and Information available, please email Shannon Gearing (shannon. or call 540-2224298. By participating, you are supporting the Hospice of the Piedmont and our mission that no one should die alone or in pain.

DEC. 6

NEW YORK • NARFE CHAPTER 1885 at Lake of the Woods is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City Dec.6-8, 2016. Join us to celebrate the holidays in New York City. Includes bus trip, lodging, meals, city tours and tour of 9/11 museum including the Freedom tower. Call (540) 972-4651 (Barbara Ehlen) for further information and costs. Deposit to hold reservation must be received by June 15.

MADISON COUNTY MAY 21 BIKE TOUR • Tour de Madison. On Site Registration is from 7 to 9 a.m. at the picnic pavilion at Graves Mountain Lodge.

MAY 22

OPEN HOUSE • Parent-Camper Open House at Camp Shenandoah Springs from 2-4 p.m. Community invited. Refreshments served. Camps start in June. Theme for 2016 is “Beholding our Lord’s Glory...Engaged with Him in Mission.” Located at 544 Stage Coach Lane in Madison. Phone (540) 923-4300 or www.


BREAKFAST • Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s all-you-can eat breakfast buffet is 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the station. Cost is $8; kids 10 and younger eat free. All proceeds used to fund operations. For information, call (540) 675-3615.

BREAKFAST • Amissville United Methodist Men serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 14760 Lee Highway. For information, call (540) 987-9001.

CANOE TRIP • Civil War

Paddle explores the Rapidan River. Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz for a daylong canoe trip, highlighting many of the Civil War sites along the Rapidan River. Meet at the Ely’s Ford boat ramp at 8 a.m., 4.5 miles north of Route 3 on Route 610. We will arrive back at Ely’s Ford at approximately 4 p.m., depending on water flow.

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staff at Culpeper Medical Center that we feel confident in our care − and you can too. Over the next week, we will celebrate our team members and their contributions. We will enjoy an employee picnic, honor with service our employees with who have up to 45 years of service and recognize our Employee of the Year. This was a week of celebrations. It’s a chance for us to say “thank you” to our nurses and staff. The work of the team at Culpeper Medical Center is remarkable. I am proud to be a part of this great organization. Greg Napps is the CEO of UVA Culpeper Hospital.

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Culpeper Literacy Council needs volunteers! Did you know that low literacy or illiteracy can limit a person’s opportunity in life? Attempting simple tasks such as helping your kids with homework or reading a medicine label are difficult to do if you cannot read or speak English. Culpeper Literacy Council is looking for additional tutors to meet the increase in students that are coming to our programs and classes. We need volunteers willing to give 2-4 hours a week in two of our programs. To become a tutor, you do not need prior teaching

the court system to address the changing needs of the child as well as the changing abilities of parents to pay support. Material changes exist when a parent’s income increases or decreases, or when a child’s financial needs change (for example, a physical condition creating medical expenses or counseling expenses). Material changes can also relate to changes in a physical custody schedule between the parents. Regardless of whether an initial determination of support is being made, or a modification based on change of circumstances is being considered, an award of child support in Virginia is based upon a statute that evaluates the parties’ income (and ability to earn), other factors, and

generates a rebuttably presumptive amount of support. The Virginia legislature recently updated the child support schedules to account for inflationary increases, and the passage of the statute itself constitutes a material change of circumstances for any individual that is party to a child support order that was in existence on or before July 1, 2014. Calculating child support can be a relatively simple matter where all income earned between the parents is paid as wages by a third party. The calculations become more complex when individuals have non-predictable income or income that is difficult to discern (such as self-employed parents compensated with unreported cash

experience - just a willingness to help others learn! We are seeking volunteers interested in teaching reading and basic and intermediate level math. CLC also needs additional ESOL tutors to help with the overwhelming number of students who attend our evening classes. The ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) program is designed to help adults who have limited English proficiency and to help them achieve competence with the English language. We are scheduling one hour introductory sessions now – to find out more about what we do with no obligation. If you find out that you are interested in pursuing volunteering

with CLC, the next step would be to attend our tutor training workshop. Once trained, our staff will pair you with an adult learner and you will spend an hour or two once a week working with your student or assisting in a class. We provide you with all the materials both you and your student need at no charge. Won’t you consider becoming a tutor? You will equip our adult learners with skills for life, helping them meet goals that otherwise might not be attainable. Call us at 540-825-5804 today

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New partnership offers summer camps for kids ➤ Culpeper Parks &

Recreation and The State Theatre of Culpeper partner

Staff report Announced on Tuesday, May 17, The State Theatre of Culpeper on Main Street and Culpeper County Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide Culpeper citizens, and those throughout the Piedmont region, with theatre and visual arts summer camps offerings for children grades rising 2nd through rising 9th. Registration for these summer camps is open and can be accessed through the Culpeper County Parks and Recreation activity registration page: https://apm., and in person at The State Theatre Box Office located at 305 South Main St., Culpeper, Va. Summer Break Camps are operated out of The State Theatre and led by The State Theatre staff and Piedmont Players theatre group instructors. The camps will cover a variety of topics in creative dra-

ma, acting, improvisation, and visual art techniques. Camps begin June 6th and run through July 29th and offer half-day, full-day and extended-day options: 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., 1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with before and after care provided at an additional cost. Questions about course offerings and details of each camp may be directed to The State Theatre, Education Coordinator, Tara Moylan, at 540-812-5629 x100, and information about registration may be directed to Culpeper County Parks & Recreation at 540-727-3412. Camp Shenandoah Springs Camp Shenandoah Springs celebrates 35 years of teens and children’s camps on June 26-July 1 and July 4--7. Their theme for 2016 is “Beholding our Lord’s Glory...engaged with Him in Mission.” Youth pastor and Director of Teens (13 and

➤ Law, from Page 16 payments). Income is broadly defined under the support statute and includes not just wages, but commissions, bonuses, certain insurance benefits, spousal support, gifts, and other resources. While the formula for calculating the presumptive amount of child support is relatively simple, many legal disputes arise over determining a party’s true income as there is financial motivation for many parents to be less than forthcoming. The court also has the ability to determine whether an individual is voluntarily underemployed, and imputed income to him or her for purposes of the child support calculation. In such cases, it may be necessary to obtain financial and business records through discovery and by use of subpoena. Once income of the parents has been determined, reasonable daycare expenses and health insurance expenses are determined and considered in calculating a support amount. In an overwhelming majority of cases, the courts will apply the presumptive amount determined by the statutory calculation. In some cases, however, the court may deviate from the guidelines in order to avoid an “unjust” outcome. The ability to consider modifications of child support continues throughout the duration of

up) Josh Modisette and Kristen Arch long with Michaela Zinn will work with children (7-12 years) for Overnight and Day Camp July 4-7. Day campers attend from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day. Each camp will combine and relate basic biblical teachings to athletics, culture, current issues, family, education, and personal spiritual development. Counselors consist of versatile parents, proven college students, and mature counselors in training. Children participate in camp sports: soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, softball; and other activities such as swimming, canoeing, fishing, horses, ropes challenge, hiking, campouts, trips to the Shenandoah National Park, exciting worship, personal devotion time, creative and actionpacked games, fun music and choral class, nature and wood crafts, camp trading post, riflery, archery, local history, and more. A parent-camper Open House will be held on Sunday, May 22, from 2-4 p.m. The community is invited and refreshments will be served. Look for more information on their website at www.shenandoahsprings.

the support obligation. Both parents owe an obligation of support until a child reaches age 18, or a later date if the child is a full-time high school student living with the recipient, up until a maximum age of 19. Support may continue beyond the age of 19 for children with certain disabilities. In addition to regular monthly support, the court also has authority to apportion uninsured medical expenses and determine the use of federal income tax dependency exemptions between parents. In summary, an initial determination, or a potential modification of child support, can be relatively simple and predictable. As is the case with most legal proceedings, however, a seemingly simple case can become complicated by procedural or evidentiary challenges. It is often advisable for parents to exchange financial statements on an annual basis and agree to recalculate child support on a periodic basis when changed circumstances dictate. In any event, the court’s ability to revisit child support on a frequent basis is unique and parents subject to child support orders should be vigilant about monitoring the calculation applicable to them. Rex L. Edwards is a partner of the law firm of Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC. 540-825-6000

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Neil M. Hicks

Neil M. Hicks, 88, of Culpeper died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at UVA Culpeper Hospital. Interment was private with a memorial service held on May 16, 2016 at Culpeper Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 318 S. West St. Culpeper, VA Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.

Leonard Earl “Lenny” Pullen, Jr. Leonard Earl “Lenny” Pullen, Jr., 70, of Culpeper died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Autumn Care of Madison. He was born May 5, 1946 in Rappahannock to the late Leonard Earl Pullen, Sr. and Eva Mae Printz Pullen. Mr. Pullen was a member of Alum Springs Baptist Church. He enjoyed flying, civil war history, playing his guitar, socializing, loved to eat and loved cats. He is survived by three siblings, Judy Dodson and her husband, Jake of Reva, Lawrence “Larry” Oliver Pullen and his wife, Crystal of Culpeper and Lori Pullen of Madison; and two nieces, Jamie Dodson of Madison and Jodie Karnes and her husband, Mike of Culpeper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one nephew, Brian David Dodson and one niece, Jennifer Marie Dodson. The family received friends on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Culpeper Felines & Friends, PO Box 533, Culpeper, VA 22701, People for Pets Foundation, 19768 Clover Hill Rd., Jeffersonton, VA 22724 &/or Culpeper Humane Society, 415 S. Main St. #203, Culpeper, VA 22701. An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at www. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.



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Culpeper Police highlight dangers of distracted driving PHOTO BY JEFF SAY

Verizon Store Team Leader Ed Long (left) presents Culpeper Master Police Officer Mike Grant with a Bluetooth hands-free device that were given to high school students recently.

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Culpeper Master Police Officer Mike Grant has seen it all in his years as a motorcycle policeman. But these days, he’s seeing distracted driving much more. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are more than 3,000 deaths and 400,000 injuries annually from distracted driving. That’s why Grant met last


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month - April was Distracted Driving Month - with area high school students in an effort to raise awareness about distracted driving. In doing so, he partnered with the local Verizon store to offer free Bluetooth Devices to eight students. “We came up with the idea to partner with the local Verizon because that’s what most distracted driving is all about,” Grant said. “We talked to the kids about how anybody can be a distracted driver.” During April, the Culpeper Police Department put up posters, had electronic signs flashing warnings and broadcast a public service announcement on Culpeper Media Network. One of the new high-tech ways to battle distracted driving is the Hum device, marketed by Verizon. It connects to your smart phone and to the Verizon network and helps track not only the car but driving habits as well. Ed Long, Store Team Leader at Verizon at 401 James Madison Highway, said it made perfect sense to partner with the police department and to offer free Bluetooth devices to the students. It’s an issue that affects his business more than most. “I was surprised to have a customer come in who was a truck driver and he said the companies are even taking the AM/FM radios out of the trucks so they won’t be distracted,” Long said. “We’re just trying to promote vehicle safety and phones get a bad rap for distracted driving.” It’s not just phones that lead to distracted driving, those are just the latest devices that have been culprits lately. “I’ve seen everything that there is to see when it comes to people driving down the road,” Grant said. “Doing their hair, makeup, eating, watching videos. You’re piloting a 55,000 pound missile down the road, once it gets out of control who knows what’s going to happen after that.”

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Chocolate, much cheaper than therapy … THE SWEET SIDE OF THINGS

The Food of the Gods or Theobroma better Meg Oremiatzki-Ast Cacao, known as Chocolate, is desired by many of us for multiple reasons. It is the most craved comfort food among American women and it has been shown to supply nutrients that keep a woman’s hormonal system functioning properly and brain chemicals in balance. Eating a piece of high quality chocolate helps increase production of serotonin and endorphins which helps women feel calm and “high,” the same way you might feel after exercising vigorously or falling in love. Those reasons alone would have me running for my next box of high quality chocolate. Chocolate has higher levels of flavonoids than red wine, but imagine combining the two together, a couple of nice dark chocolate truffles and a glass of dark red wine, now that’s a double whammy of health for both men and women. In addition, researchers are currently investigating the benefits of chocolate on lowering high blood pressure, lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol, as a probiotic, and opening up blood vessels to help prevent heart attacks just to name a few. What can you lose? As you can see, many studies show us that chocolate has many positive benefits on one’s health and yet there is a caveat to this truth, namely the quality of the chocolate that you purchase. For this article, I am going to reference American chocolate as Hershey’s, Mar’s and Nestle’s and European chocolate such as Neuhaus, Valhrona and Bonnat. The biggest distinction to be made between American and European chocolate is the percentage of cacao and cacao butter. American chocolate is not

required to have more than 10% cacao whereas European chocolate can have no less than 20% cacao. I have never seen a European chocolate bar with less than 23% cocoa. Of course, the lower the percentage of cacao, the more milk is the chocolate. American chocolate has a much higher sugar content, unnatural flavorings and is mass-produced, it is also marketed more towards children and the packaging is more directed to drawing the attention of kids. Also, have you ever noticed that American chocolate manufacturer’s do not list the percentage of cacao on the front of their packaging the same way the Europeans do. The next time you are in our store, take a look at the Neuhaus chocolate bars and now some of the American high-end chocolate producers such as John Kelly and you will see the percentage on the front of the packaging. European chocolate is more directed to the adult market, the chocolate has a tendency to be darker and have a stronger cacao content which makes it creamier and smoother. Europeans are also less likely to add a lot of sugary fillings in their chocolates, they have a tendency to stick with pure cacao such as Neuhaus’s Criollo or Jean chocolates, or to include nuts, spices or fruits such as the Cornet Dore, made with hazelnuts, the Suzanne, a dark chocolate and raspberry confection or the Pagode, a coffee-flavored chocolate that looks like a cupcake. Today there are more and more American chocolate artisans making high-quality chocolate directed to the American and European adult market and they are doing quite well. More and more consumers are recognizing the health benefits of a good quality chocolate and are demanding more choice and healthier choices, even for their children. One final note, those higher quality chocolates being made in this country are begun with the main ingredient being Belgian chocolate.


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Culpeper Times • May 19-25, 2016



Age: 25, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-11/170 Hair/Eye: Brown/Blue Last known: 1003 Albemarle Rd., Sterling, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Pay Fines, Costs or Penalties.

Jessica Dawn Wester-Marks Age: 31, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 4-11/160 Hair/Eye: Brown/Blue Last known: 4187 Lees Court, Locust Grove, Va. Wanted for: Contempt of Court.

May 4 Eric Mark Mowery, 29, 100 block W. Market St., Charlottesville, failure to appear Jason Ray Price, 33, 1000 Hendrick St., Culpeper, bail/peace release Melissa Kay Boyer, 34, 18000 block Birmingham Road, Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties (two counts) Jose Bobby Lopez, 23, 800 block N. Aspen St., Culpeper, bail/peace release (two counts) Joseph William Cowgill Jr., 32, 5000 block North Seminole Trail, Brightwood, failure to comply with support obligations Jose Arturo Lopez-Guillen, 30, 14000 block Hazel River Road, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections program or facility (two counts) May 5 Jeffrey Alden Mack, 48, 100 block N. Main St., Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge Marshall Davenport, 32, 200, E. Piedmont St., Orange, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties

Age: 41, Hispanic/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-3/135 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 609 2nd St., B, Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Appear.

Moises Montiel Sanchez Age: 20, Hispanic/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-5/150 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 400 James Madison Hwy., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Appear.

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Christina Marie Owens, 40, 5000 block Slate Mills Road, Boston, failure to pay fines costs or penalties Ebony O'Shay Cummings, 22, 1000 block Neal St., Greensboro, NC, revocation of suspended sentence and probation (three counts), probation violation on felony charge

May 6 Lisa Marie McKaige, 39, 300 block S. Main St., Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol Maria Teresa Nininger, 45, 2000 block Paoli Mills Road, Elkwood, probation violation on felony charge Dmitry Huss, 26, 9000 block Scotts Mountain Road, Culpeper, failure to return bailment property valued May 7 Carla Reed Childress, 37, 7000 block Terri Lane, Rixeyville, DUI, no driver's license Joseph Shane Compton, 28, 12000 block Scotts Mill Road, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member, monument: intentional damage, driving after forfeiture of license, DUI Trenton Aubrey Graves, 22, 8000 block Westview Court, Rixeyville, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance

May 8 Henry Ford Washington, 82, 14000 block Broadview Lane, Culpeper, driving while intoxicated Thomas Ray Lan Young, 23, 1900 block Sunflower Lane, Culpeper, DUI May 9 Candi Marie Moore, 34, 3000 block Wolftown Hood Road, Madison, driving with suspended or revoked license Roger Duane Jones III, 31, no fixed address, failure to comply with support order May 10 Zachary Morton Halsey, 27, 1600 block Orange Road, Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana Russell S. Dodson II, 37, 500 block Meadowbrook Drive, Culpeper, violation of professions and occupations act Woody Lee Evans, 50, 12000 block Riverton Court, Remington, failure to appear Elizabeth Settle, 22, 25000 block Eleys Ford Road, Lignum, DUI Amelia A. Vazques, 35, 600 block Highview Court, Culpeper, abuse and neglect of children endangering health (two counts), no drivers license

Culpeper Town Police: April 25-May 6

Following are the police reports from April 25-May 6. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

Nicholas Perez-Aguilar


Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: May 4-10

Following are the county police reports from May 4-10. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

Mario James Longo

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April 25 Jarrel Mason Hill, 22, 3000 block Eagle Rock Court, Woodbridge, revocation of suspended sentence and probation April 26 Larry Donnel Allen, 62, 1500 block Old Fredericksburg Road, Culpeper, violation of stalking protective order (two counts) Tony Lee Sprouse Jr., 24, 16000 block Bellevue Drive, Culpeper, probation violation Lashante Nicole Banks, 26, 14000 block Norman Road, Culpeper, failure to appear Tiffany Michelle Veney, 21, 13000 block W. Catharpin Road, Spotsylvania, sentence to community based corrections program or facility Sierra Shacqui Johnson, 20, 11000 block Crest Lane, Bealeton, assault and battery Ashley Renee Moubray, 32, Rainbow Ridge, Bumpass, probation violation on felony charge April 27 Robert Lee Williams Jr., 32, 700 block First St., Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation (two counts) Darance Porter, 52, 1000 block Nottingham St., Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections program or facility Anglus LePriece Thompson, 40, 600 block Southview Court, Culpeper, driving with suspended or revoked license, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence of alcohol Eileen Mary McGovern, 48, 300 block S. Main St., Culpeper, assault and battery family member April 28 Jeffrey Alden Mack, 48, 100 block N. Main St., Culpeper, probation violation

April 29 Chelsea Pierce Vannatter, 26, Dairy Road, Ruckersville, obtaining money by false pretenses Kenneth McNeil Gray Jr., 30, 700 block Belle Court, Culpeper, unauthorized use animal/vehicle/etc., larceny, use unsafe equipment, eluding police - endanger persons or police car, driving with suspended or revoked license April 30 Juan Rameriz Vasquez, 33, 1300 block N. Main St., Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections program or facility

May 1 Christina Nicole Jenkins, 22, 600 block Yancey St., Culpeper, destruction of property, monument Claire Woodruff Stinnett, 24, 300 block W. Chandler St., Culpeper, escape without force by felon Alex Rolando Tiul, 35, 900 block N. Main St., Culpeper, assault and battery, monument, intentional damage Charles Myers, 33, 15000 block Carydale Road, Woodbridge, drunk in public, profane language May 2 Shanquita Latrice McMillan, 25, 1500 block Harrier Lane, Culpeper, felonious assault Matthew Brian Berghuis, 25, 100 block Garr Ave., Culpeper, failure to appear (two counts), possess or distribute controlled paraphernalia Jennifer Lynn Jenkins, 31, 14000 block Berryhill Road, Elkwood, assault and battery -family member May 3 Jose Bobby Lopez, 23, 800 block N. Aspen St., Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation Ramero Jiminez, 32, 100 block W. Evans

St., Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language Ray Clinton Kinzer, 23, 3000 block Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, possession of marijuana May 4 Ronnie Lee Kennedy, 38, 13000 block Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, concealment, price alter merchandise Jamil McLaurin, 20, 400 block Hill St., Culpeper, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge May 5 Angela Shante Williams, 23, 800 block Meander Drive, Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Christina Nicole Jenkins, 22, 600 block Yancey St., Culpeper, assault & battery simple Fernandez Gabino Rodriguez, 48, 15000 block Woodland Church Road, Culpeper, trespass after being forbidden to do so Cengiz Han Camlicay, 34, 43000 block Blacksmith Square, Ashburn, failure to appear on felony charge, revocation of suspended sentence and probation (eight counts) Cassandra Maire Wynkoop, 33, 9000 block Reeves Court, Warrenton, failure to appear Demetrick Lee Washington, 20, 16000 block Mountrain Track Road, Orange, failure to appear May 6 Hope Ann Frazier, 30, 19000 block Frazier Road, Culpeper, possession of controlled substances (two counts), possess or distribute controlled paraphernalia, driving with suspended or revoked license Derek Lamont Willis, 37, 500 block Meadowbrook Drive, Culpeper, failure to appear (two counts) Vanessa Renee Caison, 28, 500 block Fourth St., Culpeper, failure to appear

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“Mardi Gras in May" makes magic By Marshall Conner TIMES CONTRIBUTOR

It all starts with a couple of steps to a favorite song---then a glimmer appears in the eyes. Then like magic it erases the little pains of aging quicker than any medicine. As children we learn to dance even before we understand what we are dancing for--- even before we understand music. It just feels good. The Austrian writer Vicki Baum once wrote, “There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.” This was certainly the case at the 8th Annual Senior Prom sponsored by Aging Together last Saturday afternoon. The theme was “Mardi Gras in May” and well over 100 senior citizens from across five counties enjoyed the rejuvenating power of music, dancing and friendship inside the gymnasium of Culpeper Christian School. Pastor Bradley Hales, of Reformation Lutheran Church served

as the prom’s master of ceremonies announcing the raffle winners and guiding participants through the event’s many activities. Senior citizens, Girl Scouts, Police Explorers, volunteers and local businesses all joined together for a festive afternoon. “We are here to enjoy our friends and community partners who have made the senior prom possible,” said Hales. “I truly enjoy this event and all our wonderful seniors in the community—they deserve everything we can provide.” The event offered food, a photo booth, DJ, face-painting, door prizes and it concluded with the selection of a king and queen of the prom. Maurice Wilson and Carole Cochran, both of Culpeper, were crowned king and queen of the 2016 Senior Prom. Both are also members of the Silver Citizens Club, a popular Culpeperbased senior program sponsored by Culpeper Parks and Recreation. “This ranks up there certainly,” said Wilson. “I’m thankful for the

friendships I have and the hospitality of this event. As prom king I’ll keep the flag flying in honor of this wonderful event.” Each year the Senior Prom has grown in popularity among senior citizens in the five-county area. The dance organized by Aging Together is supported by families, individuals and businesses. The event is also a labor of love for the Culpeper Town Police and volunteers from all the area’s senior groups including those from neighboring Orange, Rappahannock, Madison and Fauquier Counties. Most attendees carpooled to the event with friends and there were many opportunities to meet other people from senior-oriented groups and clubs. The prom’s chief organizer and driving force was Dianna Banks, a Community Resource Specialist for Aging Together. “Well over 100 area seniors enjoyed the senior prom. It was a wonderful event that can only be done in collaboration with many area organizations, community members and lots of volunteers. It was definitely a team effort. My heart was overjoyed seeing everyone enjoying


themselves,” said Banks. The prom creates many lasting memories and it is an example of intergenerational recreation. “One of the moments that stand out most to me was the twist contest! Wow, our seniors really have the right moves. The Girl Scouts helped judge the contest and they were very impressed. It was difficult to pick just one winner so we had to pick two,” said Banks. “I also loved how much the attendees enjoyed the face painting this year provided by Sandy's Face Painting. She really helped us get into the Mardi Gras spirit. However, nothing topped the cheer from the crowd when this year’s prom king twirled around the queen as they took to the dance floor for their first dance. It truly was a wonderful event.” One of the most inspiring scenes was Marie Mischal, 90, of Culpeper tearing up the dance floor with her handy walker nearby for “extra safety.” Her smile was infectious and she even led an impromptu conga line around the gym. “It’s been a wonderful time,” said Mischal. . “I have fun… that’s what it’s all about.”

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