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On the run Deputy carries Special Olympics torch in Greece

Carter said, “Torches are carried from several locations and they all end up here in or 13 years, Lt. Richmond at the University Scott Carter of the of Richmond for the opening Hanover County ceremonies for the Virginia Sheriff ’s Office has Special Olympics Summer served as liaison for law Games.” enforcement in promoting the Hanover County depucause of the Special Olympics ties receive the torch from Torch Run. In June, he repre- Caroline County officers on sented Virginia as the torch U.S. 1 and run a little more was carried across the country than 14 miles into Henrico County. where the Games started. While most associate the Carter took part June 9-27 first Friday in June with the in the Torch Run in Greece. Torch Run, Carter said the The Special Olympics World fundraising and awareness Summer Games then were work take place year-round. conducted June 25-July 4. To keep the spirit of the “I was ecstatic; I was run alive throughout the very honored and pleased” year, fundraisers, including he said of being selected to motorcycle raffles, t-shirt and participate. “I knew it would hat sales, and Tip a Cop, are be a once in a lifetime oppor- held. With the tip program, tunity.” “we go into restaurants like The Torch Run is a Red Robin and act as celebrity grassroots campaign to raise waiters for a day and ask for donations from the patrons. awareness and funds for Special Olympics. In Virginia, All the money goes to Special

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Last Wednesday during a visit aboard the USS Eisenhower nuclear aircraft carrier, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, left, took a moment to talk with MMC Select Jeremy Jackson of Mechanicsville. Working as a nuclear mechanic, Jackson has been stationed aboard the Eisenhower since January 2009. He is a 2002 graduate of Lee-Davis High School. Jackson, who said he is the world’s biggest NASCAR fan, is shown asking Edwards to autograph a wooden storage box. For more on Edwards’ visit, see the story and more photos on page 40.

MRMC ER honored Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is one of 20 recipients of the first annual Lantern Awards from the Emergency Nurses Association. The Lantern Award is given to emergency departments

that exemplify exceptional and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. “I could not be more proud see MRMC, pg. 4 

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Lt. Scott Carter of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, center carrying the torch, represented Virginia in the Special Olympics Torch Run throughout the Greek Islands.

Olympics.” Braving the elements also is a visible part the deputies play in the Torch Run. Officers gather at Virginia Beach in February for a Polar Plunge, which finds them jumping into the Atlantic Ocean. Their time in the icy waters may be brief, but sponsors support their efforts with donations. To be chosen for the trip to Greece, Carter submitted a letter of interest. Each application is reviewed, he said, and the state representatives are selected based on criteria established by the organiza-

tion. Having never visited the Greek Islands, the lieutenant was excited about the opportunity of representing his state, as well as to see firsthand a nation known for its beauty and history. “We were moving every day; it was rare we stayed in one location,” Carter added. They flew into Athens for the opening ceremonies — “all the law enforcement officers from around the world arrived.” After two days there, they “broke up into three separate routes. “My see DEPUTY, pg. 5 

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Kersey Creek Elementary Open House set Sept. 1 Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com Open House activities for Kersey Creek are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, with two sessions: one for students whose last names begin with A-K from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and one for students with last names beginning with L-Z from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Students may bring their school supplies to their classrooms on that day. Supply lists are available on the school’s website at http://www.hcps.us/kces/ Open House activities will begin in the foyer and will require parents to provide appropriate forms of personal identification prior to receiving their child’s class/teacher assignment. School fees ($4 art fee for all students and $5 recorder fee for students in grades 4 and 5) may be paid in the cafeteria. Lunch money also may be deposited into students’ accounts. Agendas ($4) for students in grades 2 through 5 will be on sale. The 2011-2012 Yearbook also will be on sale for $ 18. The PTA will be enrolling members ($5 per person) and selling student spirit wear at Open House.

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PTA members also will be available to help you sign up online with various businesses (such as Food Lion and Kroger) that support KCES by donating a portion of sales to the school’s PTA. The school nurse will be available to receive students’ medication in the clinic. Appropriate documentation (parental form authorizing medication to be administered and physicians’ orders) must be completed in order for medication to be administered at school. For those who are unable to attend the Open House, classroom teachers will personally contact them prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 6. On Sept. 6, staff members also will be available to distribute classroom assignments to parents and students, as well as give directions to the classrooms. Dr. Deborah Waters, principal, said, “The administration and staff are busily preparing for students and their families. We are very excited about the opportunities that await us as we continue to be Caring Comets” For more information, e-mail Waters at dwaters@hcps.us or call the school office at 723-3440.

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Postings offer some good advice as school resumes On Sept. 6, Hanover County Public Schools will open for the start of the 2011-2012 term. With that in mind, it’s been interesting to see the number of comments posted on Facebook pertaining to the treatment of students. The first read: “Special request to all you kids returning to school in the next few days: If you see someone who is struggling to make friends or being bullied because he/she doesn’t have many friends or because they are shy or not dressed in the most “in” clothes, please step up. Say hi or at least smile at them in the hallway. You never know what that person might be facing outside of school. Your kindness might just make a big difference in someone’s life.” It ended with “Parents should repost this.” Then there was a post about bullying. “The girl you just called fat — she has been starving herself and lost over 30 pounds. The boy you just called stupid has a learning disability and studies over four hours a night. The girl you just called ugly — she spends hours putting on makeup, hoping people will like her. The boy you just tripped — he is abused enough at home. There’s a lot more to people than you think. Put this as your status if you’re against bullying.” In a society that sometimes seems to have an unending mean streak, these are statements worth considering — and implementing. If you’re a popular student, please think about the one who wants to be. Yes, something as simple as a “good morning” can make such a difference. Everybody wants to fit in. Only we can make that happen.

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I would like to thank you for the excellent story “Number-cruncher adds up to 100.” It spoke beautifully about a great lady and a great family in our community. I have met Mrs. Louise Smith, but I know her son Charles and her granddaughter Kimberly referred to in the article very well. They are not only top-notch mechanics, they are people of impeccable character. Everyone who knows them knows that is true. Auto mechanics is a field in which the old adage “Let the buyer beware” often becomes the over-riding issue. In 15 years of doing business with the Smith family, that concern has never raised its head for me or anyone I know. I believe they will do right if it costs them money. I am sure Louise Smith had a lot to do with helping to develop that kind of character. They are certainly proud of her, and I am sure she is of them. My congratulations go to Louise Smith with good wishes that the best is yet to be. Thank you for the article. Dr. Fred R. Skaggs Mechanicsville

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schools hit benchmarks.” As a state, the Commonwealth of Virginia failed to make AYP. The article went on to include a table showing that even the esteemed schools of Hanover County had dropped significantly in their passing rates; we’ve declined by nearly 20 percent since last year’s tests were administered. Herein lies a lesson in statistics, for which credit must be given to my statistics teacher at Lee-Davis High School: You can manipulate the numbers to say anything you like. Typically, the first grade or score that comes to mind when one hears “failure” is an “F.” Most places consider an F a score of 69 percent or less. In the current NCLB testing cycle, a score of 85 for math and 86 for reading is required to pass each subject. So, an 84, which is a middling “C” in most schools, is a failure in both subjects. To add to the situation, overall pass rates were little changed from last year. The overall change was limited to one percentage point in either direction, up to 89 percent in reading/writing but down to 87 percent in math. One has to ask, “To what end?” when hearing of such results. As I mentioned, we can manipulate the results and their presentation to read either “doom and gloom” or a somewhat smug reporting of Hanover County’s continued superiority over other school systems. Here’s how: Last year, 19 of 23 Hanover Schools passed AYP benchmarks. This year, 15 did. If I take the negative route, I can say “Hanover County testing results show nearly 20 percent decline in passing rates.” People respond most to even increments, so the 17.3 percent change is rounded to the nearest 10. Want to spin it the other way to cast Hanover in a positive light? Report this instead: “Hanover County pass rates

significantly exceed Central Virginia’s average.” Since at least 65 percent of Hanover County schools did meet the benchmark scores compared to the abysmal 38 percent overall rate, this statement is also a true accounting of the results. When we can present the numbers either way depending on how we want to be perceived as a county, what concrete and objective purpose do these tests serve? More importantly, what do they mean for our students and children? Fewer opportunities to explore their world, unnecessary anxiety and less critical thought. Teaching to the test has become the mantra pounded into the heads of educators statewide ever since the introduction of the Standards of Learning. I can recall when the SOLs first appeared on the scene and my teachers were suddenly required to write on the chalkboard which standards were met by the day’s lesson. In this environment, how can a teacher’s enthusiasm, creativity or ingenuity be expressed? Without these guiding forces in the classroom, how can students model these positive approaches to education in their own studies? If you have not noticed, field trips have all but evaporated and it isn’t just because of gas prices. In terms of the effect this stifling rigidity has on students, look no further than the bus stop. If you have ever seen the downtrodden, drained face of a child who has just done an SOL practice test, you know exactly what I mean. I remember talking to my sister about it. She is nearly four years my junior, so the tests were not optional for her grade. The tests, practice or not, took up an enormous block of her day, not all of it even spent testing. The incessant commands of “Pencils down,” “Turn to page X,” and “Stop when you get to page Y” add untold minutes to the monotony. Some sections even required teachers to read

all questions and answers aloud. Have a friend read this letter out loud to you while you try to do a crossword puzzle and tell me how well you focus. What is most insidious about the tests is my final point. Everything is multiple choice. Rather than reaching their own conclusions through critical thinking, students are taught that the answer is there — they must simply eliminate the wrong answers until the “best choice” remains. Multiple choice cannot demonstrate mastery of language or writing skills nor can it show a solid understanding of the concepts behind solving a match problem. This does not prepare students for any job, whether immediately following high school or after years of college. At best it promotes lazy thinking, at worst an absolute helplessness when faced with a challenging problem or situation. It does not bode well for the future of innovation when individuals undergoing the current testing practices expect all the answers to be laid out before them. Life may not be a multiple choice test, but Hanover County’s newly-selected superintendent, Dr. Jamelle Wilson, is afforded that luxury. In light of the state’s failure, superintendents are faced with the following options: A) Continue to push students to succeed on meaningless, federally-mandated tests or B) Allow Hanover’s stellar educators to teach their students the type of skills needed to become successful adults. Pencils down, Dr. Wilson. Did you pass? Erica M Lawler Mechanicsville

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After reading recent letters to the editor, it would seem that many need to read or re-read their Bible more thoroughly. It is so discouraging to see the moral principles of the Bible called “judgment” and “hatred.” And it is even more distressing when some Christians go along with that. Christians should know more. Despite claims to the contrary, to date, no scientific evidence has been found that homosexuals are born that way. In fact, homosexuality is in direct conflict to God’s creation. God is a God of order, not chaos. To make these statements is not judging and it is not hateful. These statements expound what the Bible says. Who judges immortality? Lifestyle? Sin? God! God is the only JUDGE and He will judge us all on Judgment Day. But He does not leave us to decide what sin is. He has told us in His Word what things are sin. It is up to each one of us to choose God’s way or our own way. We are free to choose our hearts desire but there are consequences to our choices! Tolerance? God is tolerant, giving us all time to make our choices and time to change our minds. How much time? Only He knows. Love? God loves each and every human being who ever was, who is or who shall be. Acceptance? God I would like to sincerely accepts all who come to Him, thank you for the wonderful who repent of their sins and ask article that you wrote about me for forgiveness. in The Local. see LETTERS, pg. 15  I have never been on the

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‘Lip dub’ project welcomes new school year More than 1,000 Hanover County staff and students were recruited to participate in an important project to kick off the 2011-2012 school year. Stacie Sizemore, TV99’s station manager, attended a workshop last summer in Maine that sparked the idea for a “lip dub” to generate excitement as Hanover County’s school

employees embark on a new school year. The project was taped at Hanover High School on June 15 and will be unveiled during the convocation ceremony on Aug. 29. Information submitted by Linda M. Scarborough, communications specialist, Hanover County Public Schools.

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TV99 station manager Stacie Sizemore, left in the photo above, gives some final direction to Dr. Jamelle Wilson, Hanover County Public Schools’ new superintendent. School resource officers, from left in the photo below, Hunter Omohundro, Rick Chapman and Scott Spradlin from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office took part in the project.

All participants congregated in the Hanover High School lobby for the final shot of the video.

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TV99 videographer Trip Wells, on the left in the photo at left, reviewed the video with onlookers, including Dr. Stewart Roberson, former superintendent of schools; Stacie Sizemore, TV99 station manager, and William Noel, assistant principal at Patrick Henry High School.

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OBITUARIES | Death Notices & Funerals David Tobias Burke Jr., Taylor, whom he considered his member of the Daughters of age 49, of Beaverdam, began his new journey on Aug. 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, David Tobias Burke Sr. He is survived by his faithful dog, Jack; his mom, Adelaide Dicks Burke; siblings, Eileen and Ed Buban, Kathy and Gilbert Parra, Jim and Sharon Burke, Janet and Bill Preddy and Patty and Gary Kurth; eight nieces, six nephews, two great-nieces and two greatnephews; his dear friends, Chris Pearce, Rose, Jerry and boys, Patrick McCormack, Jonathan Wainwright, Patricia Little, TeriLynne Petersen and Nancy Parker. He is also survived by many other close friends. A gathering to remember David was held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at the Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Parkway, Mechanicsville.

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died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Faulkner; and her grandson, Erich G. Guy. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth W. Guy, Linnie A. Taylor (Robert) and Carol A. Simpson; five grandchildren, Clarence Christian, Penny Gutshall (Ricky), Robert 87, of Glen Allen, went home Dwayne Taylor (Shirley), Kim to be with the Lord, Aug. 11, Shackelford, Tammy Simp2011. He was preceded in son and Mendy Socha; eight death by seven of his siblings. great-grandchildren, Amanda, Mr. Christian was a custodian Chase, Nicholas, Allison, Branfor Henrico County Public don, Ryan, Patrick and Justin. Schools for many years. Left to Mrs. Faulkner was a member of cherish his memory is his sister, Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Josephine Robinson; Ms. Mary Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road, where a funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. Graveside services were held at Washington Memorial Park.

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the Cincinnati, the Jamestowne Society, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Huguenot Society, the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the USA, the Colonial Dames, and many others. She founded the Meriwether Society in 1979. Predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Cabell Clay Franklin; and brother, Luther Harding Turner. She is survived by two sons, Judson B. Franklin of Greensboro, and Alexander Lanson Franklin II of Charleston, West Virginia; three grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Jean Browne Turner of Mechanicsville. Online condolences may be made through www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

Cody Hobson, “Bubby”, 20, of Henrico, departed this life, Aug 17, 2011. He is survived by his parents Jill Hobson, Doug Waters; brother, Jeffrey Taylor; grandparents, Howard Hobson, Brenda (Wayne) Harrison; and countless other relatives and friends. Family received friends at Owens Funeral Services, 104 Green Chimneys Ct., Ashland, Va., Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at the Ashland Church of God, 407 Myrtle St., Ashland, Va. Graveside services were held at Roselawn Memory Garden. www.owensfuneralservices.com. Sara Selby Hott, 75, of

Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday Aug. died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2001 in Greensboro, N.C., where she 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard had lived for 62 years. Born in Richmond Jan. 31, 1916, she at- Stephen Jordan. Mrs. Hott was tended Longwood College and a retired bookkeeper and was a member of Northside Baptist later served on the Alumnae Church. She is survived by Board. She was a member of and officer in many hereditary her daughter, Linda Giacobbe; granddaughter, Lorraine Davis, organizations, as a Lifetime great-grandson, Jacob Davis; Regent of the DAR, and as a

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daughter and helped to raise; one devoted friend, Cora Daniel; and host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the F. E. Dabney Funeral Home, Ashland. Homegoing services were held Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at Greenwood Baptist Church, Ashland. The Rev. Todd Winston pastor officiated. Graveside services were held at Roselawn Memory Garden. Online condolences can be made at fedabneyfuneralhome. com.

and other beloved family. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 at Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd. Graveside services were held at Signal Hill Memorial Park.

Helen Cannon Howard, 86, of Hanover, passed away on Aug. 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Riley Howard; and her great-grandson, Kelvin L. Swearengin Jr. Helen retired after 35 years of service at Interbake Foods. She was also a charter member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, June H. Chappell (Fred); two grandchildren, Kimberly C. Lawrence (John), and Frederick A. “Rick” Chappell III (Ashton); two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth M. Swearengin and Riley J. Lawrence; three sisters, Mary Frances Comer of Glen Allen, Va., Cora L. Haynes and Evelyn Hart; one brother, Claude Cannon, all of Woodford, Va. The family received friends on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at the Nelsen Funeral Home-Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va., where services were held. Graveside services were held in Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association located at 4600 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Jeremiah Bell Jeter, 81, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. He was the son of the late Kemper and Champie Spencer Jeter; and was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Cole Jeter; a stepson, L. Dennis Pounds; and five siblings. He is survived by a stepson, Bob Pounds (Lou); daughtersee OBITUARIES, pg. 12 `


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in-law, Ann Smith (Tom); grandchildren, Michelle Kirby (Jim), Brian Pounds (Ellen), Keith Pounds, Craig Pounds (Claudine) and Lori Pounds; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are welcome, or donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice. The family is being served by the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd.

David M. Jones, 47, of Mechanicsville, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; three children, Matthew, Mark and Taylor Jones; his father, Hugh C. Jones; his sister, Kimberly Hamblin; and his brother, Rusty Jones. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth S. Jones; and his brother, Bobby Jones. The family received friends Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, where a memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. In lieu

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“Bill”, of Aylett, passed away Aug. 16, 2011. He was predeceased by a stepson, Danny R. Wyatt. He is survived by his Robert Allen Lewis Sr., beloved wife, Jean M. Motley; his children, Patsy Motley, 83, of Ashland, passed away Susan Rylander and William Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. He is “Bill” Motley Jr. and wife, Sarah; survived by two daughters, two stepchildren, Granville Anne Johnson and ShabWyatt Jr. and wife, Cynthia, renda Bennett; and two sons, Robert Jr. and Bernard. Family Cyndi Wyatt Blake; sisters, Dot received friends Saturday, Aug. Dorey and Pearl Sweeny; 18 grandchildren and 11 great20, 2011 at the Kingdom Hall, grandchildren. The family re14048 Greenwood Church Rd., Ashland. Funeral services ceived friends Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at the Monaghan Funeral followed. Angelus Funeral & Cremation is serving the family. Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, where services Everett B. Linenberger, were held Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Graveside services were “Chickie”, 48, of New Kent, held at Washington Memorial passed on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Park. Angie Linenberger; mother and father, Ruth and Jim Linenberg- Joseph M. Page, “Skeeer. The family received friends ter”, of Glen Allen, departed this life Aug. 13, 2011. He Wednesday, Wednesday, Aug. leaves to cherish his memory 17, 2011 at the Mechanicsville one sister, Virginia Junius Chapel of Bennett Funeral (James); one brother, Solomon Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, Page (Phyllis); and a host of where services were held nieces, nephews, cousins, other Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. relatives and friends. Remains Graveside services were held rest at the Carlton T. Brooks in Hopewell Baptist Church Funeral Home, 2200 Hull Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be Street, where funeral services made to Angie and brought to were held Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Pastor James Pryor, eulogist. the funeral home. Graveside services were held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Pauline G. Locks, 84, Cemetery, 5100 Francistown of Mechanicsville, went to be Rd., Glen Allen, Va. 23060. with the Lord Aug. 20, 2011.

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, 54, of Glen Allen, went to be with the Lord Aug. 20, 2011. She was the widow of Mark Alan Silverman. She was preceded in death by her parents, George J. and Alice M. Kaylis; and her sister, Glenda A. Wray. She is survived by her three sons, Jason M. Silverman, Adam K. and his wife, Stephanie Silverman, Keith A. Silverman; one sister, Tina L. Carney; brother, James G. Kaylis; also one grandchild, Addison Grace Silverman; also several nieces and nephews. Donna was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at the She is survived by her son, Houston F. Shiflett Sr., Parham Chapel Woody Funeral Michael Locks. Visitation was 89, formerly of Richmond, died Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. held Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at Aug. 19, 2011. He was preceded Visitation was held one hour the Mechanicsville chapel of prior to the service. In lieu of in death by his son, Donald J. Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 flowers, the family requests Lee Davis Rd. Arrangements by Shiflett. Survivors include his contributions be made to the Mechanicsville Chapel of Ben- wife of 69 years, Vivian Hall American Cancer Society. Shiflett; one son, Houston F. nett Funeral Home.

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Shiflett Jr. and his wife, Sandra; one sister, Lorraine Austin; two grandsons, Kenneth Wayne Shiflett and Kevin Mark Shiflett; and three great-grandsons. Mr. Shiflett retired from United Insurance Company with over 30 years of service. He was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church for over 60 years, and was a retired deacon there. Family received friends at the Atlee Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 and where funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Graveside services were held at Washington Memorial Park. Online condolences to woodyfuneralhome.com.

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Martha resided at Parham Nursing Home and Rehab for three years, where she made many friends among the staff and residents. She loved the Atlanta Braves and growing flowers in her yard. She studied the Bible at Bluefield Jr. College and Campbell College in Buies Creek, N.C. Martha is survived by two sons, H. Everett Baisley and family, and Clarence A. Baisley and family; and a daughter, Dolores “Dee� Baisley Bujalski and family; including five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brother, Reverend Roy J. Harris; also caregiver nieces, Elizabeth Mauney and Della Herring; and other nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Aug. 19, 2011 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va., where services were held on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. Graveside services were held in the Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery in Montpelier, Va. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at www.nelsencares.com.

and nephew, Jason Jenkins. The family received friends on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116 and a memorial service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at the Church of the Redeemer at 8275 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116. In lieu of flowers, the family ask donations be made to the American Cancer Society at 3961 Deep Rock Rd., Henrico, Va. 23233 or www.cancer.org. Condolences may be left at www. woodyfuneralhome.com.

Dal Floyd Wooten III,

79, of Ashland, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, after a long illness. He was a retired professor of English and longtime chairman of the department at Randolph- Macon College. Dal was born in Kinston, N.C., on Nov. 27, 1931, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served in the military before taking his position at Randolph-Macon in 1958. During his 40 years at RandolphMacon, Dal was well respected both as a teacher and a colleague. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Monnie; his sister, Joyce W. Witherington; niece, Joyce W. Mattox; nephews, Cecil W. Wooten III, Charles Anthony Wills, Andre Tennille Jr., George W. Tennille and Dexter Wither55, of Mechanicsville, passed ington Jr. The family received away on Aug. 19, 2011. He was friends Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, born Nov. 10, 1955 to the late at the Ironhorse Restaurant, James and Ruth Wills Charles 100 S. Railroad Avenue, Ashland, was the service manager of Va. 23005. Graveside services American Door and Glass were held Monday, Aug. 22, and a member of the Knights 2011, in Blandford Cemetery, of Columbus and the Church with Chaplain of Randolph-Maof the Redeemer. He was also con College. Darrell Headrick, preceded in death by his sister, officiated. The family would like Hope Mustian. He is survived to express their appreciation to by his beloved wife of 28 years Brenda White, Lori Taylor and Nancy Wills; two children, Paul Wendy Nuckols whose assistance Anthony Wills and Lauren in caring for Dal was invaluable. Nicole Wills; his brothers, Contributions in honor of Dal, George Wills, James P Wills may be made to RandolphJr.; and sister, Faith Sanderson; Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, a niece, Crystal Parsley and Ashland, Va. 23005-5005. husband, David; nephew, James Condolences may be registered Mustian; niece, Wendy Jenkins; at www.jtmorriss.com.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF AN APPLICAT A ION BY VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPA P NY D/B/A / DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER FOR APPROVA V L AND CERTIFICAT A ION OF THE NORTHWESTT LAKESIDE 230 kV TRANSMISSION LINE IN HANOVER AND HENRICO COUNTIES CASE NO. PUE-2011-00082 On July 20, 2011, Virginia Electric and Power Company d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power ("Dominion Virginia Power" or "Company") filed with the State Corporation Commission ("Commission") its Application of Virginia Electric and Power Company fo f r Approval and Certification of Electric Facilities fo f r the Northwest-Lakeside 230 kV f r approval to construct and operate a new 230 kilovolt ("kV") overhead transmission line between the existing Northwest Substation Transmission Line. The Company applied fo and the existing Lakeside Substation, both in Henrico County. The proposed line would extend fo f r approximately 9.85 miles in Henrico County and 1.72 miles in Hanover County. The proposed line will be installed almost entirely on f et to 385 fe f et in width. In its Application, Dominion Virginia Power explained that the proposed line is existing structures on an existing right-of-fway that varies from 100 fe required by the summer of 2013 to provide adequate and reliable service to a growing load. The Company plans to put the line in service in May 2013. The estimated cost of the new line is $16.1 million, and work at substations will cost an additional $2.9 million, fo f r a total cost of approximately $19 million. A detailed description of the location of the proposed fa f cilities is below: The Northwest-Lakeside right-of-fway corridor begins at the existing Northwest Substation in Henrico County and pivots northeast crossing U.S. 250 (Broad Street). Approximately 0.66 mile north of Broad Street, the right-of-fway corridor turns north and crosses Hungary Road about 0.48 mile north of the turn. The proj o ect corridor continues northward fo f r 0.88 mile befo f re crossing U.S. 33 (Staples Mill Road) and then pivoting northeast approximately 0.14 mile north of the Staples Mill Road crossing. Aftfer the pivot to the northeast, the Northwest-Lakeside corridor travels 0.45 mile to the existing Mountain Road Substation, continues northeast f r 0.25 mile, and then makes another turn to the northeast. The proj fo o ect corridor continues 0.86 mile and crosses Interstate 295. Approximately 0.20 mile aftfer crossing Interstate 295, the Northwest-Lakeside corridor turns northward crossing the Chickahominy River and traveling 1.57 miles to the existing Elmont Substation in Hanover County. The Northwest-Lakeside right-of-fway corridor turns to the southeast fo f r 2.57 miles and travels back into Henrico County, crossing Interstate 295. Aftfer crossing Interstate 295, the corridor continues southeast fo f r 1.71 miles and crosses Parham Road. Aftfer crossing Parham Road, the proj o ect corridor f r the continues 1.26 miles to the existing Lakeside Substation. The total length of the right-of-fway corridor fo proposed proj o ect is 11.57 miles. All distances and directions are approximate. A sketch map of the proposed route accompanies this notice. A detailed map may be viewed on the Commission's website: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/pue/elec/transline.aspx p g g p p . The Commission may consider and approve a route not significantly difffferent from the route described in this notice without additional notice to the public. The Commission has scheduled a public hearing on the application, which shall be convened at 10:00 a.m. on November 29, 2011, in the Commission's Courtroom, Second Floor, Ty T ler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, to receive the testimony of public witnesses and the evidence of Dominion Virginia Power, any respondents, and the Stafff. Any person desiring to testify f as a public witness should appear at the hearing location fiftfeen (15) minutes f himself or herself to the Commission's Bailifff. prior to the starting time on the day of the hearing and identify Individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in any hearing should contact the Commission at least seven (7) days prior to the scheduled hearing at 1-800-552-7945 (voice) or 1-804-3719206 (TDD). Copies of the public versions of all documents filed in Case No. PUE-2011-00082 may be inspected in the Commission's Document Control Center, Offfice of the Clerk of the Commission, First Floor, Ty T ler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, between 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. p g g , by clicking the "Docket Search" function and entering Unoffficial copies of these documents also may be viewed at the Commission's website: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case Case No. PUE-2011-00082 in the appropriate box. A copy of the Application, supporting testimony, exhibits, and appendices is available fo f r public inspection during regular business hours at each of the fo f llowing locations: Dominion Virginia Power One James River Plaza, 12th Floor 701 East Cary Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 Attn: Jon Schultis

County of Hanover 7516 County Complex Road Hanover, Virginia 23069 Attn: David Maloney, Acting Planning Director

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f re November 22, 2011, any person or entity may file written comments on the Application with Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, c/o Document On or befo Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. Diskettes, compact disks, or any other fo f rm of electronic storage medium may not be filed with written f re November 22, 2011, by fo f llowing the instructions fo f und on the comments. In the alternative, any person or entity may submit comments electronically on or befo Commission's website: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case p g g , and clicking Public Comments/Notices. All comments shall refe f r to Case No. PUE-2011-00082. V C 5-20-10 et seq. ("Rules Any person or entity may participate in this proceeding as a respondent as provided by the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 5 VA of Practice") and the requirements set by the Commission's Order fo f r Notice and Hearing entered in this proceeding. The Rules of Practice may be viewed on the . A printed copy may be obtained at no charge from Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, c/o Document p g g Commission's website: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. An unoffficial copy of the Order fo f r Notice and Hearing may be viewed at the Commission's website: p g g , by clicking the "Docket Search" function and entering Case No. PUE-2011-00082 in the appropriate box. http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case On or befo f re October 5, 2011, any person or entity that expects to participate as a respondent must file a notice of participation. A notice of participation shall contain: (i) a f ctual and legal basis fo f r the action. Any precise statement of the interest of the respondent; (ii) a statement of the specific action sought to the extent then known; and (iii) the fa organization, corporation, or government body participating as a respondent must be represented by counsel as required by 5 VA V C 5-20-30, Counsel,l of the Rules of Practice. An original and fiftfeen (15) copies of the notice of participation shall be filed with Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118, in accordance with 5 VA V C 5-20-140, Fi Filing and serv rvice, and 5 VA V C 5-20-150, Copies and fo f rm r at,t of the Rules of Practice. In the V C 5-20-140 of the Rules of Practice. A copy of the notice of participation simultaneously shall be served on alternative, the notice may be filed electronically as provided by 5 VA counsel to the Company, Lisa S. Booth, Esquire, Senior Counsel, Dominion Resources Services, Inc., 120 Tredegar Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219; and Bernard L. McNamee, Esquire, McGuireWoods LLP, One James Center, 901 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-4030. The Commission's Order fo f r Notice and Hearing includes additional provisions governing participation as a respondent. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPA P NY D/B/A / DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER

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Ron Lefever, left in the photo above, receives his award as Crew Chief of the Year 2010-2011 from Sonny Bondi, chairman of the Ashland Volunteer Rescue Squad Board of Directors. Below, Berk Jones, left, congratulates Eddie Eacho on receiving the Fire and EMS Chief’s Challenge Coin Award. Eacho was recognized by Fire Chief Fred Crosby, his staff and the officers of the Ashland VRS for his years of exemplary service to Hanover County and the Town of Ashland.


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Usually, tolerance and acceptance are interjected to imply fairness but what they really mean is, be tolerant and accepting of homosexuality. Where is the tolerance and acceptance of Christian morals and values? God has told us that in His Word what things are sin. The Bible says that homosexuality, adultery and fornication (sex between unmarried people) are sins. And it does not end there, the Bible also says: to Ignore or Forget God is Sin, Loving other things or People more than God is Sin, Using God’s name as a curse word is a Sin, Not observing Sunday for Worship and a Day of Rest is a Sin, to Dishonor your Parents is a Sin, Murder and Stealing are Sins, All Lying is Sin, to Desire to possess what belongs to others is Sin. If you disagree with any of these things then you are not

angry with me, you are angry with God! God charges all of us to study the Bible for ourselves (2 Timothy 2:15); you will find that repentance from sins is absolutely necessary for forgiveness and salvation. God tells us in His Word about Sin and Repentance for sins, and consequences for refusing to repent, for unbelief and for rejecting His Salvation plan. God is Love but that is only a part of who He is. He is also a Just God and He will not tolerate sin! All sinners are condemned to Hell regardless of what sin they are guilty of. The only chance to escape Hell on Judgment Day is to learn about and accept God’s salvation plan for yourself. I believe that homosexuals should be treated with respect and courtesy. We should all have respect for one another just because God loves us all. However, I do have concern

for homosexuals; in particular if they believe that their sin of homosexuality is not an issue with God. God has issue with all sin. I didn’t say it was sin, God did. Sin is not failing to hear the gospel. Rather, “sin is the transgression of the Law.” (1 John 3:4) While homosexuality is the topic, the real issue is: Do Christians care about lost sinners in danger of going to Hell? Will we tell them that they are sinners who need to repent of their sins and ask God for forgiveness? Will we tell them that Jesus Christ paid for their forgiveness on the cross to save them from going to Hell? If we really care about lost sinners, we will tell them the Truth and also tell them the good news of God’s forgiveness in Christ to them — regardless of whether they are homosexuals or some other sinner. At the moment, you may not be interested in what the

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“Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” was performed by, from left, Sean Hartigan, Albert Blackburn, Henry Franklin, Nick Thompson, Steven Gates and Maggie Abbott at the fifth season of the Hanover Arts & Activities Center’s Children’s Musical Theatre.

Schoolhouse Rock, Live! comes alive with HAAC The Hanover Arts & Activities Center’s fifth season of Children’s Musical Theatre this summer featured Schoolhouse Rock, Live! Led by veteran — and volunteer — director Lorie Foley, assistant directors Patrick Warren and Kara Lefever and choreographer Karen Lynne, the cast of 36 children from third through eighth grades delighted the audience with a toe-tapping walk down memory lane Aug. 5, 6 and 7. A free outreach performance for 200-plus children from local daycare and summer camp programs also was presented. At the Center, cast members were involved in all aspects of theatre and stage performance – from set and program design to painting, to percussion. In addition, while having fun singing and dancing, the children also learned about, among many other topics, the U.S. Constitution, gravity, geography, history and math. Pianist Fred Horn provided the musical framework and musical instruction that carried

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“I’m Just a Bill” featured, from left, Henry Franklin and Carter Spence at HAAC’s Children’s Musical Theatre.

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and that you will not enter His Kingdom? Why did He make you that way and then turn on you? And, if you were made that way the Christian’s God, why do you show your displeasure to Him by having those “operations” to change whatever it is you think you are changing? Did you say He made you the way you are? What’s with the operations, hormones, change of dress and appearance (even though you can’t do anything with those hands, neck, feet, voice and unnatural walk)? Can’t you see the god you serve is different from the God of the Christians? Therefore, there is nothing wrong with you, just take the confusion out of it all by using the lower case “g” when speaking of your god and then it will make perfect sense because your god (Satan) is faithful in making you the way you are, “loving” and not “judging” you. The “you” god

is very pleased and wants you to bring in many others to take the journey. You do know what I mean by “the journey?” You do know what place all sinners and the rewards that await you, right? Have you noticed the “churches” you attend make no reference to sin nor does the pastor teach from scriptures such as Romances 1:18-32? Next time you attend, ask why. Much appreciation and thanks to Claudine Rellihan and the others who are trying to do the Will of God, which is to seek and save the lost. Please read Claudine’s letter again and just maybe it will speak to your heart. Our God did give us choices and He stands ready to forgive all sinners if you will only repent and turn from your wicked ways. Please accept His free gift of salvation. The penalty has been paid. Our God of Heaven did give us choices and made it clear that the road to heaven is narrow and there will be but a few on it. After

reading other letters, all I could do was weep. I never thought there was anyone so ignorant of God’s Word that they would have the nerve to dispute Him. Do you not understand it is the Almighty Creator God speaking and through His chosen men/women who pinned His Word and not us giving our opinions? This is what you get when pastors teach cute feelgood sermons that teach the people absolutely nothing about the wrath of God as well as His love. I know this grieves the heart of Jesus after all He went through for us. Jean Grantham Mechanicsville

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dent instead of this clown who has brought disgrace and shame to the office. Biden’s boss, Barack Obama, is not much better. If we could just pass these two clowns off as jokes and go on, it wouldn’t be so bad, but they are far worse than harmless clowns. They are dangerous men who are doing great harm to our country. Barack Obama has wrecked our economy, wrecked our health care system, is about to wreck our military by allowing open homosexuality, and is trying to destroy our families by pushing the sinful samesex marriage agenda. This has

nothing to do with hating gays as has recently been debated in The Local. Christians, whom I am one, don’t have anyone except the devil. God’s Word makes it clear, however, in numerous places in the Bible that homosexuality is a sin and that those entrapped in this sin should be prayed for and loved out of this destruction. How sad that most progay people don’t know the difference between lust that gays have for each other and true and pure love that a man has for a woman. When we try to point see LETTERS, pg. 21 

   

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Add Virginia Eye Institute to your back-to-school list. This fall, our optical shops are offering 35% off Transitions and Crizal Avancé Lenses, special package pricing on sports frames, kids packages, and 35% off all second pair purchases*. Ask one of Virginia Eye Institute’s licensed opticians for details. * Contact Lenses are considered a first pair and may be used to receive the 35% off.

The Cherub School, a preschool for children ages 2½ to 5, is now enrolling students for the 2011-2012 school year. The school is a nonprofit ministry of Immanuel Episcopal Church at 3263 Old Church Rd. in Mechanicsville. Established in 1988, the school has served hundreds of children in Hanover, New Kent and King William counties. About 60 children are enrolled each year. School director Joy Morgan said, “We think learning should be fun. Our goal is to facilitate children’s learning by providing an enjoyable and enriching environment. We focus on social, emotional, physical and academic skill development.” All children are welcome. Religious affiliation is not required. The maximum ratio of students to teachers is never more than 10 to one; it’s eight to one for 2½ year olds. During the day, children move with their group every 30 to 40 minutes into different rooms designated for activities in dramatic play, language arts, math games, science exploration, art, and story time. All age groups meet in Immanuel’s parish house from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, September through May. Programs are available for two, three or five days a week, depending on the child’s age: 2½year-olds: Meet Tuesday and Thursday. Children must have been born between Oct. 1, 2008, and March 31, 2009. Two-Day Class: Meets Tuesday and Thursday. Recommended for 3-year-olds. Children must be

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The Cherub School, a nonprofit ministry of Immanuel Episcopal Church, is now enrolling preschool students for the 2011-2012 year.

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this out we are ignorantly proclaimed to be haters and meanspirited. I emphasize: We don’t hate anyone. We just believe God’s Word. God did not make people to be homosexuals and then turn around and condemn this perverse and sinful practice as pointed out in numerous verses in the Bible. Barack Obama seemingly

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Eduardo Lopez of Mechanicsville is a winner in the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships for Children of Fallen or Disabled Service Members. The scholarship grants for this special program are principally underwritten by the author’s after tax proceeds from the book “Of Thee I Sing. A Letter to My Daughters” written by President Barack Obama. Eduardo, the son of Angel Lopez, majors in Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University. He is a Dean’s List student and a member of the Pre-Law Association and Campus Activity Board. The Fisher House Foundation administers the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships for Children of Fallen or Disabled Service Members through Scholarship Managers, a professional scholarship management services organization located in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Hurricane Irene may be heading toward region By Jim Fields jfields@mechlocal.com Hurricane Irene might be taking aim at Richmond and eastern Virginia this weekend. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) projects the eye of Irene will be just off the southern tip of Florida by midday Thursday, and then has the eye hitting land at 8 a.m. Saturday alone the southern South Carolina coast. Irene could also affect Georgia and North Carolina. The eastern boundary of Irene is expected to stay over the Atlantic, and how the eye reacts to land will determine how much rain and wind she delivers once she comes ashore.

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Bus driver honored Photo submitted by Linda M. Scarborough

Beverly Hall, a bus driver for Hanover County Public Schools, was recognized during the Aug. 10 meeting of the Hanover County School Board for her recent accomplishments at the Bus Road-e-o competitions. Her exceptional driving skills enabled her to receive first place in the state competition on June 23. She has participated in the Bus Road-e-o and has been a top six finisher annually since her employment with the school district six years ago. Her journey to the national competition began at the local event on May, 12. Receiving third place, she advanced to the regional competition, which was held on May 25. A first place award positioned her to compete for the state title for the first time. During the state event, Hall won first place overall and is only the second driver from Hanover County Public Schools to advance to the national competition. Shown are, from left, John F. Axselle III, School Board chairman; Hall; and Dr. Jamelle Wilson, superintendent of schools.

Atlee Community Church to present financial program For more information, or to register, call The 13-week Financial Peace University course will get underway at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Mary Walker at 730-3676. Aug. 28, at the Atlee Community Church at 7171 see ATLEE, pg. 26  Verdi Lane in Mechanicsville.

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Seniors plan 3 fall trips

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Louise Smith, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 13, is shown arriving for her party with her son, Charles C. Smith. Joining her on her special day were several of her grandchildren, from left, front row, Kariayn Smith Peach, Mrs. Smith and Kyle Smith, and, back row, Daniel Smith, Kimberly Smith Krukowski, Kellie Smith Harris, Kori SmithKapataidakis, Josh Smith and Christy Hill Claus.

The Hanover Senior Travel Commission and Hanover County Parks & Recreation will sponsor three trips this fall, starting with “A Mountain Escape” on Oct. 26 to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Participants will enjoy one of the most popular tours of the fall season – to the ever-popular Peaks of Otter Lodge for lunch. There are a few other stops along the way, like Orchard Farm and the Natural Bridge. The cost per person is $109 and includes: round-trip motorcoach transportation, lunch at Peaks of Otter, stop at Orchard Farm and the Natural Bridge, driver gratuity, tax and gratuity for lunch, refreshments served aboard the motorcoach. Payment in full is due by Oct.

Mike Chenault 726-4532

Todd Rogers 730-7195

Area 44 Rodney Chenault 249-2820

Deane Cheatham 726-4533

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IMMACULATE 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home on over a 1/2 acre lot, hardwood floors, granite, gas fireplace, plantation shutters, irrigation, walk-in closet, jetted tub, 3rd floor rec room or 5th bedroom, brick front porch, 2-car garage, deck & more!! $325,000.

Call Heather Shurm 569-1535 Heather Graves Shurm 730-7195

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David Bremner 550-1900

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Jim Remo 726-4524

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Call Cyndi Wyatt Blake 804-569-1529

Gorgeous custom built & maintained inside & out. Almost 3000 sq. ft. w/over 500 unfinshed. 4 bedrms on 2nd flr. 1st flr has formal rms w/hdwd flrs & ext trim work. Gourmet kitchen, w/ Butler’s Pantry. Family rm w/ h gas FP, surround sound, crown mldg & door to patio. Open staircase leading to 2nd floor. Master bedrm w/ sitting area, walk-in closet, & gorgeous private master bath. Too many amenities to list! $369,000

Beautiful 2-story home in Craney Island Farms. Wrap around porch & rear deck. Corner lot w/a side circular, paved driveway. Fenced rear yard swing set & toolshed. Almost 2300 fin sq ft w/4 bedrms, 2.5 baths,& a bonus rm on the 3rd flr. kitchen has pantry, stainless steel appl. & bar area, fam. room wood burn FP, & French door leading to rear deck. Large master bdrm w/walk in closet. Convenient location. $237,000

Call Pam Wood 513-8842 for details.

Call Pam Wood 513-8842 for details.

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Area 44 8248 J. David Lane Cherrydale Subdivision Spacious Cape offering an eat-in kitchen with island and smooth top range, 2 huge bedrooms upstairs with walkin closets, 2 linen closets, rear deck, 2-car detached garage and more. $209,950

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Area 44/Sherrington Beautiful 3-story Transitional home that has almost 3900 finished sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Meticulously maintained inside and out. Floor plan lends to great entertaining. The gourmet kitchen opens to family room and morning room. Laundry room on 2nd floor. Two car garage. Great schools and convenient location. Priced at $368,900!!

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4.6 Acres! Brick front and sides, 4 bedrooms, formal dining, custom solid oak cabinets, granite, finished walk out basement with media room, inground heated saltwater system pool with automatic cover, outdoor fireplace, propane generator & much more. Seller paying $5,000 toward flooring allowance. $444,950.

MORATTICO CREEK WATERFRONT/ RICHMOND COUNTY Year-Round Waterfront living with 135 ft. of frontage on Morattico Creek with one bend out of the Creek to the Rappahannock River! Big screen porch with water views, rip rap, pier w/ electric, water, fish cleaning station & boat lift. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Great Room w/ cathedral ceiling & fireplace, dining room, well-equipped kitchen w/ bar, skylights, detached 2-Car Garage w/ storage above & Creek frontage, all on 1.29 Acres. Close to Public Boat Ramp. Priced to Sell at $379,500. Recently Reduced!

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LAND Area 44 – Swannanoa Estates 2 lots available in cul-de-sac. $27,000 each.

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Employees help deputies foil robbery Boy Scout needs help

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Two Richmond men were arrested and charged with grand larcenry and conspiracy to commit grand larceny on Thursday following an incident around noon in the Kroger at Rutland Commons on U.S. 301. Capt. Michael J. Trice of the Hanover County Sheriff ’s Office identified them as Brian R. Davis, 20, and Quinn L. Davis, 25, both of the 3100 block of Carolina Avenue. Deputies responded to the store at 9351 Atlee Road in reference to a black male that had taken a purse from the shopping cart of a Kroger customer. The suspect, later identified as Brian Davis, fled the store on foot while being pursued by Kroger employees who had been alerted about the theft.

from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Mechanicsville Library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place. Items needed include: toiletries, laundry/dish detergents, diapers, medicines (only Tylenol and Advil), trash bags, twin bed sheets, towels and washcloths, canned foods and notebooks.

Michael Martin’s oil and graphite work will be featured Aug. 26 through Sept. 23 at the Windemere Art Gallery at 6162 Mechanicsville Turnpike. His theme is “Transcending Time: The Experience of a Moment.” An opening is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. For more information, call 730-0384.

entertainment at the Grand Ole Opry are on the agenda. Cost per person is $999 single, $895 double, $790 triple and $765 quad. Fee includes: round-trip motorcoach transportation, three nights hotel accommodations, baggage handling (one large bag per person), four continental breakfasts, one Farm House lunch, two full course dinners, one lite dinner, tax and gratuity on hotels and all included meals, Nashville Sightseeing Tour, Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, Radio City Rockettes at Opry House, Tour of Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel, Historic RCA Studio B, Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, driver and tour guide gratuity, refresh-

ments aboard motorcoach. Payments due: $500 by Sept. 28, balance in full by Oct. 28. On Dec. 14, seniors will travel to Newport News for a “Celebration in Lights,” a Christmas lights display, as well as a buffet dinner at Legends Grille, which overlooks the lights. Cost per person is $76 and includes: round-trip motorcoach transportation, dinner at Legends Grille, admission to “Celebration In Lights,” tax and gratuities on inclusions, and driver gratuity. Payment in full is due by Nov. 18. For a detailed itinerary, or more information on these trips, call Rudy Ingroff at 7468654 or Hanover County Parks and Recreation at 365-7150.

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The employees continued to chase Brian Davis through the parking lot and into the adjacent Rutland neighborhood. During the chase, Brian Davis, ultimately discarded the purse and ran full circle back to the Kroger parking lot, where he was seen getting into a vehicle. That vehicle was stopped by deputies at U.S. 301 and Atlee Station Road. Brian Davis was taken into custody at that time. Trice said Quinn Davis was driving the vehicle. “Together the employees of Kroger and a number of citizens contributed to the recovery of the victim’s property and the quick apprehension of both suspects,” Trice said. Speaking on behalf of Col. David R. Hines, sheriff, he added, “Excellent teamwork!”

Austin Gulasky of Boy Scout Troop 531 is completing his Eagle project and needs the community’s help. He is collecting donations in the form of supplies and donating them to the Laurel Shelter Inc., a domestic violence shelter that serves the Middle Peninsula of Virginia. He will be accepting items

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3-BDRM. rancher with Florida room, covered deck, small boat ramp, great second home. Sandy beach, front porch, covered rear deck.

First and second floor master bedrooms, 4 bdrms, 4½ baths, 2-car garage, sandy beach, large front porch, hardwood floors, great river view.

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enough for a three- to five-day supply of water (about five gallons for each person). ✓ A three- to five-day supply of non-perishable food. ✓ A first aid kit and manual. ✓ A battery-powered radio, flashlights and extra batteries. ✓ Sleeping bags or extra blankets. ✓ Water-purifying supplies, such as chlorine or iodine tablets or unscented, ordinary household chlorine bleach. ✓ Prescription medicines and special medical needs. ✓ Baby food and/or prepared formula, diapers and other baby supplies. ✓ Disposable cleaning cloths, such as “baby wipes,” for the whole family to use in case bathing facilities are not available. ✓ Personal hygiene supplies, such as soap, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, etc. ✓ An emergency kit for your car with food, flares, booster cables, maps, tools, a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, sleeping bags, etc. For additional tracking information, go to www.weather.gov and click on the box that says Hurricane IRENE.

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5. Seniors can get into the holiday season with “A Nashville Country Christmas,” which is planned for Dec. 1-4. The fourday tour will take the group through the “Country Music Capital of the USA,” Nashville, Tenn. Food, several tours, including the “Country Music Hall of Fame Museum,” Music Row, RCA Studio B and The Fontanel Mansion, and shows like Louise Mandrell’s Christmas Dinner and Show, the Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes and a night of

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The FPU, taught by Dave Ramsey, teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth. It is available for churches, military, nonprofit agencies and businesses. Ramsey said he knows first-hand what it is like be broke and hopeless. Because of his experiences, he decided to help other people change the way they handle their money. More than one million families have taken the course since Ramsey began teaching FPU in 1994. The course, taught by Ramsey on DVD, is made up of 13 lessons that will change the way you handle your money.

After each lesson there is a small group discussion that provides accountability and encouragement. Topics include saving for emergencies, budgeting, relationships and money, and getting out debt. Each participant needs a kit. Special rates are regularly available on daveramsey.com or by calling 888-227-3223. Included in the cost of the kit is a lifetime family membership to FPU, allowing the participant to return to any class at anytime for a refresher course. The kit also includes an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, 13 audio lessons, bonus CD, budgeting forms, debit card holders, and Ramsey’s best-selling book – Financial Peace. For more information, visit www.daveramsey. com.


Deadline for CERT approaches Hanover County Fire/EMS offers a special class to help you become prepared to help others and yourself in the event of an emergency or disaster. The class is called CERT, which stands for Community Emergency Response Teams, and you’re invited to sign up. Those interested are asked to sign up by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, for the next class, which begins on Sept. 7. Classes will be held from about 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Harman-Taylor Fire/ EMS Training Center west of Ashland. Classes are taught by professionals from Hanover Fire/

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Jessica Fairly, a member of Girl Scout Troop 3169 of Mechanicsville, donated 12 inches of her hair to Wigs for Kids and earned her Girl Scout patch. She wanted to make a difference in the life of a child and this nonprofit organization makes wigs and donates them to needy children. Gayle Todd from Indulgence Salon cut Jessica’s hair.

3rd Annual Open House

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Thursday, August 25th, 2011 4-8 pm 8324 Bell Creek Road Suite 500 Mechanicsville, VA 23116 Join us for fall registration, food, special, giveaways, dance expositions, and lots of fun!

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The 4th Annual Team Adapt Pool Party to benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Mechanicsville Recreation Association Pool at 8183 Elm Drive in Mechanicsville. The afternoon will include a cannonball contest, tug-of war,

relay and food. Local vendors will be participating. The event also will feature raffles and prizes. Booth space is available for $20 for vendors. Admission is $7 for nonmembers. For more information, call Penny Pope at 781-0118 or Chrissi Doane at 389-3607.

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New Song Church at 7450 Colt’s Neck Road in Mechanicsville will be hosting a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, to honor seven members who are battling cancer. According to the lead pastor, Chad Herndon, they provide a vivid picture of the random nature of cancer (“our youngest fighter is just 6 years old”).

brief voice placement interview, and all registered attendees will receive a music packet containing the seasonal selections. Regular weekly rehearsals will be held from 7 to 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 12. For more information, contact Heath at cvmc.director@ gmail.com or call 212-9861 or visit www.cvamc.org.

other for help in order to meet immediate lifesaving and lifesustaining needs. CERT members will be trained to help fill that need in the community. These students completed seven sessions covering various aspects of preparation for a disaster in their community, including providing medical assistance to victims and, light

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The Mechanicsville Branch of Pamunkey Regional Library will host its 7th annual Back to School celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. This annual event is designed for children ages 4 through 9 and will include face-painting, a puppet show, games, crafts and give-a-ways, including CiCi’s Pizza coupons. The Chickfil-A cow will be there and Hanover County Sheriffs’ Office Explorers program will be conducting Child Identification. Also, a Hanover County Public Schools bus will be available for rides. Going to school and riding the bus

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can be a stressful time for both children and parents. By allowing parents to ride the bus with their child at this event, children are able to get comfortable riding the bus with the security of mom or dad being with them. It also helps to reassure parents their children will be okay once they are put on the bus. Joanie Garbino, a school bus driver for Hanover County for 15 years, explains school bus safety and answers questions. This event is being sponsored by Friends of Mechanicsville Library. For more information, call the Mechanicsville Library at 746-9615.

their families and their communities to reduce the impact of a disaster. For example, CERT training will prepare you to: ● Teach your neighbors about emergency preparedness. ● Make an emergency plan for your family. ● Identify and reduce fire hazards in your home. ● Assess and “triage” victims. ● Assess and provide human services needs following a disaster. ● Manage an emergency shelter in your community. ● Safely remove debris and extricate victims. ● Make an emergency preparedness kit for your home. If you would like to sign up for the CERT class, which starts on Sept. 7, or would like more information about this opportunity, call Kristi Wilcox at 7987864 or e-mail her at kwilcox@ co.hanover.va.us. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 26.


CELEBRATIONS | Births, Engagements, Weddings & Anniversaries

Pembroke-Horton announce engagement

ANDREA N. PEMBROKE and ADAM K. HORTON to marry April 2012

Jim and Jennie Pembroke of Mechanicsville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea N. Pembroke to Adam K. Horton. Adam is the son of Dean and Jan Horton of Chesapeake. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Elbert and Sally Campbell of Ellicott City, Md.; as well as Mary Jayne Pembroke and the late A. Hebb Pembroke of Valley Lee, Md. The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Ann Horton and the late William (Bill) Horton; as well as the late David and Doris Bullock, all of Chesapeake. Andrea is a 2005 graduate of Lee-Davis High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Maritime Supply Chain Management from Old Dominion University in 2008. She is employed by BAE Systems in Chesapeake, Va. Adam is a 2001 graduate of Western Branch High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Methodist University in 2005. He is employed by Power Electric Company in Chesapeake, Va. The wedding celebration is scheduled for April 2012 in Glen Allen.

For information on Celebrations, or to place your anniversary, birth, engagement or wedding announcement please contact David Lint at 746-1235, ext. 17.

Smith-Burruss celebrate engagement plans

DANIELLE ASHLEY SMITH and JONATHAN WAYNE BURRUSS to marry September 2012

Mr. Butch Stultz and Mrs. Debbie Stultz of Hanover are pleased to announce the engagement of her son, Jonathan Wayne Burruss, son of the late Mr. Wayne A. Burruss, to Miss Danielle Ashley Smith, daughter of Mr. Roy G. Smith, Jr. of Bowling Green, Va. and Mrs. Rosanne M. Lyons of Tappahannock. Jonathan is a 2004 graduate of Atlee High School and is employed at Carter Machinery Co, Inc. as a Diesel Technician. Danielle is a 2003 graduate of Atlee High School and is employed at Richmond Eye Associates, P.C. as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, COA. A September 2012 wedding is planned on the beaches of North Carolina. William and Kimberly Bonesteel, Jr. of Mechanicsville happily announce the birth of their son, William “Brody�, born on March 4, 2011 at Memorial Regional Hospital. Brody was born at 12:32 a.m., weighed 4 lbs. 15 oz. and measured 17.5 inches long. Brody was welcomed home by his big sisters, Hannah and Cora. Proud grandparents are Robert and Alice Vencill and Bill and Corky Bonesteel all of Mechanicsville. We would like to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses who helped deliver Brody safely into the world.

WILLIAM BONESTEEL born March 4, 2011

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CALENDAR | News, Updates & Listings Fax submissions to calendar to 730-0476, e-mail to events@mechlocal.com, or mail to 6400 Mechanicsville Tnpk., Mechanicsville VA 23111. Deadline is 3 p.m. Friday for the following week’s issue. Calendar announcements cannot be taken by phone. We reserve the right to edit all items submitted to The Local.

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October 22nd The 5th Annual Pink Tie Gala presented by Bon Secours Cancer Institute www.pinktiegala.org

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Wednesday, Aug. 24 Cumberland Today

Deadline for advance reservations for Manchester High School Reunion. Open to all alumni. See www.manchester-

Forestview Garden Collections Amish Built Buildings

reunion.com/ or call 275-0738 at the Mechanicsville Library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing for details. Place. Items needed include: toiletries, laundry/dish deterFriday, Aug. 26 Tales in the Telling at the gents, diapers, medicines (only Mechanicsville Branch Library. Tylenol and Advil), trash bags, Held on the fourth Friday of twin bed sheets, towels and every month at 10 a.m. Relax washcloths, canned foods and and enjoy light and lively tales notebooks. at this Story time for adults. The Montpelier Center Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville for Arts and Education will Library. For more informa- present Jonathan Frazier’s tion call 746-9615 or visit “Skyline� series Aug. 2 the library at 7461 Sherwood through 31. “Skyline� is a solo exhibition of paintings of the Crossing Place. Shenandoah National Park in Austin Gulasky of Boy Virginia. A “Meet the Artist� Scout Troop 531 is completing event, featuring education, his Eagle project and is col- entertainment and a demonlecting supplies and donating stration, is scheduled for 5:30 them to the Laurel Shelter Inc. p.m. “Music Under the Stars� a domestic violence shelter that will follow at 6:30 p.m. The censerves the Middle Peninsula of ter is located at 17205 Mountain Virginia. He will be accepting Road in Montpelier. For more items from noon to 6 p.m. information, call 883-7378 or

visit www.montpeliercenter.org. Lois Shipley is director of the art gallery. Windemere Art Gallery, located at 6162 Mechanicsville Turnpike will feature the works of Michael Martin’s oil and graphite work “Transcending Time: The Experience of a Moment�, opens Aug. 26 from 6-9 p.m. through Sept. 23. For more information please call 730-0384.

Saturday, Aug. 27 Henrico High School Class of ‘70 Reunion. Contact committee for details at henricoclassof70@comcast.net. Back to School Celebration at the Mechanicsville Branch Library at 11 a.m. Ages 4-9. see CALENDAR, pg. 31 `

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George Wythe High School - Class of 1961 50th Reunion at Meadowbrook Country Club. If you have not been contacted, call 356-9735 and leave a message and someone will contact you. We are still trying to locate classmates and we need your help. You can register online at GWHSclassof61.com. This is going to be a fun and exciting event with memorabilia gifts for our classmates. The Lakeside American Legion Classic Country Music and Dance featuring “Country

org. To sign up for an available time slot at this event, go online at www.vadonor.com. Walk-in donors are welcome, too! Thank you for helping us stomp out cancer! Gospel Sing at New Bethesda Baptist Church with “Amy Ladd and Friends” with special guest “The Coachmen” After the concert please join us for an ice cream social! The event begins at 6 p.m. New Bethesda Baptist Church is located at 9019 New Bethesda Road Mechanicsville, Va. For more information please call 779-2101. Hanover Humane Society will hold a cat adoption stand at the Virginia Center PetSmart store from 2-5 p.m. Please visit www.hanoverhumanesociety.org for available animals and additional adoption information.

Wednesday, Aug. 31 The Newcomers Club of Richmond invites all women

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360 Coin Laundry & Cleaners 7040 Mechanicsville Tpke

301 BP 9159 Chamaberlayne Road

Han Co Admin Bldg 7516 County Complex Road

BB & T - Lee Davis 7016 Mechanicsville Tpke

Atlee Branch Library 9161 Atlee Road

Hanover Co Sheriff’s Office 7522 County Complex Road

BB & T - Mech 8074 Mechanicsville Tpke

EVB (Kings Charter) 9495 Charter Gate Drive

Houndstooth Restaurant 13271 Hanover Courthouse Rd

Covenant Woods 7090 Covenant Woods Dr.

Hogg Professional Building 9137 Chamberlayne Road

Pamunkey Regional Jail 7240 Courtland Farm Road

Colonial Pharmacy 7510 Mechanicsville Tpke.

La Bella Hair Design 9369 Atlee Road, Ste 3105

Wickham Bldg 7515 County Complex Road

EVB Bank (Mechanicsville) 8123 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Nacho Mamas 7610 Left Flank Road

EVB Bank (Old Church) 4241 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Owens and Minor 9120 Lockwood Blvd

Hanover Cleaners 8092 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Padows Deli 8161 Atlee Road

Hanover Health & Rehab 8139 Lee Davis Road

The Dance Company 8324 Bell Creek Road, Ste

Hometown Realty 7240 Lee Davis Rd, Suite 200

Valero (Atlee & Sliding Hill Rds.) 10030 Sliding Hill Road

Long & Foster 6150 Mechanicsville Tpke Mechanicsville Drug 8077 Mechanicsville Tpke. Mech Local Lobby 6400 Mechanicsville Tpke

Tropical Smoothie 7152 Mechanicsville Tpke.

MANQUIN 23106 M & M Pizza - B&P Station 1418 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy. 360 Hardware & Rental 625 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy

KING WILLIAM 23086 Rennie’s Texaco/KWm 5033 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy. Valero (King William) 12132 King William Road

UPS Store 8005 C Creighton Parkway

One Stop Market 2185 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy.

Village Bank 6127 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Valero Atlee & Meadowbridge 8188 Atlee Road West Store 4225 Mechanicsville Tpke.

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Salem Presbyterian Church, Studley Road, will host it’s monthly Sing-A-Long at 10 a.m. Our Hymn of the Month is “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”. Come, bring a friend, and join us as we learn about

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McLeans Restaurant 10372 Leadbetter Road Rite Aid 607 England Street Sheetz/Ashland 12341 N. Washington Hwy. Sheetz/Leadbetter Dr 10037 Sliding Hill Road

Martins 7324 Bell Creek Road

Village Bank (Old Mech) 8051 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Ashland Visitor Ctr 112 N. Washington Hwy.

Henry Clay Shopping Center Rt. 54

Parkway Restaurant 7211 Stonewall Parkway Shoneys 7137 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Ashland Coffee & Tea 100 N Railroad Ave.

Han Community Svc 12300 Washington Hwy.

Lee Davis B & P 7051 Mechanicsville Tpke. Lee Davis Pharmacy 7023 Lee Park Road

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Oak Knoll Middle School invites parents and students to attend Orientation Nights, which will include schedule pick-up and school fee payment. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3-7 p.m. is for rising 7th-8th Grade only. During Orientation parents and students will be able to obtain information from Transportation concerning buses and bus routes; meet teachers and staff; deposit money into lunch accounts; purchase and pick-up Gym Suits; buy Oak Knoll spirit wear (t-shirts, hats, hoodies, etc.); bring necessary medication, in the appropriate container, to the clinic and talk with our school nurse, Ms. Christhilf.

this hymn and sing other hymn gallery hours and more inforfavorites. Light refreshments mation. are served. Free Movie Night at New The Mechanicsville TEA Song Church features “Facing Party will welcome Colonel the Giants” (PG) on Friday, David R. Hines, Sheriff, September 2nd at 6:30 pm. Hanover County at 7 p.m. The From the award-winning proevent is being held at 8493 New ducers of “Fireproof ” comes this Bethesda Road, Mechanicsville, action-packed, family-friendly VA 23116 (old fire station #3), drama about a high school All are welcome. Hope to see football coach who draws up you there. The Mechanicsville a new game plan for his team TEA Party meets the 1st and and himself. Be inspired as he 3rd Thursday of each month, battles against fear and failure 7:00 pm at the above address. only to discover how faith plays For more information about out both on and off the field us, visit www.mechanicsville- when you dare to trust God to teaparty.com, Mechanicsville, do the impossible. Please join Va. TEA Party on Facebook or us at 7450 Colt’s Neck Road call 241-8614. in Mechanicsville. For more information, call #559-6064 (Monday–Thursday) or email Friday, Sept. 2 Meet contemporary water- us at churchoffice@newsongcolor artist, Christopher Wynn, umc.org. at a free Opening Reception on Friday, September 2, 7-9 pm. Monday, Sept. 5 Wynn will be the featured artist The Hanover Concert Band exhibiting at The Montpelier will present a free concert at Center for Arts and Education the Virginia Center Commons Sept. 1- Oct. 12. For more infor- Mall. The one hour of music mation please call 883-7378; www.montpeliercenter.org for see CALENDAR, pg. 33 `

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GLEN ALLEN 23059 Green Top Sporting Goods 10193 Washinghton Highway Hill City Chop House 10099 Brook Road Bank Essex/Va Ctr 9951 Brook Road

STUDLEY 23162 Studley Store 5407 Studley Road

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George Taylor III (Lee-Davis High School) got a big surprised at his 16th birthday party when Jackie Bradley Jr., Center Fielder for the South Carolina Gamecocks stopped by the Pole Green Rd. residents to wish him a happy birthday. Bradley’s Gamecocks were the College World Series Champions for 2010 and 2011, Bradley was series MVP in 2010. In June, Bradley was selected in the MLB Draft with the 40th pick by the Boston Red Sox. From left to right, George Taylor III, Jackie Bradley Jr., and George Taylor Jr.


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will begin at noon in the food court. Come to the Mall on Labor Day, enjoy the shopping, Thursday, Sept. 8 The National Alliance on the food and the good music with The Musical Ambassadors Mental Illness-Central Virginia Chapter (NAMI-CVA) will for Hanover County. meet at 7 p.m. at the Weinstein JCC on 5403 Monument Tuesday, Sept. 6 Ave., Richmond. Dr Ananda Parkinson’s Disease – Pandurangi, newly appointed Support Group – Roundtable Vice Chairman, VCU Dept. discussion for Parkinsonians of Psychiatry, and a national and caregivers held at Circle NAMI winner of the 2011 Center, 4900 W. Marshall Street Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, at 7 p.m. Contact Kathy H. will speak. Dr. Pandurangi was Morton at 730-1336 for more awarded for his exceptional information. contributions that improve the lives of people living with seriWednesday, Sept. 7 ous mental illness to include Dave Ramsey’s Financial treatment, research and receivPeace University is being held at ing almost a million dollars in New Highland Baptist Church new funding for research. The located at 9200 New Ashcake meeting is free and open to the Road, Mechanicsville. The class public. For further information will be held on Wednesday contact 285-1749. nights from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 7. Childcare is proFriday, Sept. 9 vided. This is a 13-week life Kidstuf is a fun 45 minute changing program that includes production where kids bring practical lessons on eliminattheir parents to learn. This ing debt, building wealth, givmonthly production will be held ing like never before and much more! The deadline to register is see CALENDAR, pg. 35 ` Aug. 31st. To register visit www.

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The 2011 Crab Feast was held at the Hanover Cold Harbor Ruritan Park this past Saturday. The ‘11 event was the 20th anniversary of the first Crab Feast. The event is a fundraiser for the Hanover Firefighters.

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Glebe Hill OPEN HOUSE Subdivision August 28th CUSTOM BUILT 12-4 PM. Craftsman Style 9223 Hungtington Home in Hanover, Wood Drive — 3 bedroom, 2.5 Custom-built home bath situated on in IMPECCABLE condition. 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath, a private wooded lot! $349,000. Other lots available! beautiful kitchen, large rear patio & backyard, media BEST PRICED LOTS IN HANOVER! BUY NOW & BUILD room, quick closing. Price $389,000. LATER.

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at Atlee Community Church. It is free to the community and there will be a variety of activities to enjoy before Kidstuf beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Kidstuf theatre opens its doors at 7:15 p.m. for the production. This event unites families while providing a fun environment filled with laughter and learning. Kidstuf is a “no drop off zone”. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Atlee Community Church is located at 7171 Verdi Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. You can call 730-3676 if you would like more information you can also find us at www. atleechurch.org.

Saturday, Sept. 10 Grandparents Day Celebration at the Hanover Branch Library at 11 a.m. Hey kids! Invite your special grandparent(s) to our special Storytime honoring Grandparents Day. Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends. For more information call 365-6210 or visit the library at 7527 Library Drive.

Sunday, Sept. 11 The Shady Grove Coffeehouse begins its eleventh season Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, singers and storytellers in the American folk tradition. Pete Seeger has said that Sparky and Rhonda “are unique and

will make you glad to be alive and struggling.” Sparky Rucker has been performing over forty years and is internationally recognized as a leading folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller, and author. He accompanies himself with finger style picking and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo, and spoons. Rhonda Rucker is an accomplished harmonica, piano, banjo, and bones player, and also adds vocal harmonies to their songs. The concert starts at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge; teens 13-18 are admitted at half price. Net proceeds benefit UUCC. For advance tickets, or more

information, call 323-4288, visit Wednesday, Sept. 14 the Shady Grove web site at The New Virginians (a www.shadygrovecoffeehouse. club for women new to the com, or send e-mail to info@ Richmond area in the last shadygrovecoffehouse.com. two years) will have its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at The Dominion Club Monday, Sept. 12 Veterans, are you enrolled (600 Dominion Club Drive, to receive Veterans Healthcare Glen Allen, Va. 23059-5478). Benefits and Health Education The guest speaker for this at McGuire VA Medical Center? luncheon is Bill Clotworthy, If not, come to VFW Post 9808, author of “Homes of the First 7168 Flag Lane, Mechanicsville, Ladies, A Guide to Publicly between 9-12 p.m. The Rural Accessible Homes, Museums, Health Initiative Team from and Related Sites”. The cost McGuire will be on hand to help for the luncheon is $25 for you determine your eligibility. club members and their Reservations for Bring your DD-214 and some guests. valid identification. For more the luncheon are requested information contact Sharon by noon on Sept. 7. Contact Y. Rhone at 804-675-5000 ext. Linda Eggleston at 744-2025 for more information. 3382 or Sharon.Rhone@.gov.

Falls of the James Group, Sierra Club presents “Bringing Offshore Wind to Virginia – What will it take?” If Virginia is to be an early leader in the manufacturing of off shore wind turbines, ship building to install and service the turbines, and in the deployment of wind farms off the coast of Virginia Beach, we need to get it blowing!! Virginia has the opportunity to create 10,000 career length good paying jobs in this emerging industry. So, what will it take to make this happen? Join us to find out what must be done and what you can do to help bring clean, renewable offshore wind power to Virginia. Program to be be presented by see CALENDAR, pg. 38 `

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AUGUST 26, 2011 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

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Glen Besa, Director of Virginia State Chapter of the Sierra Club. A Virginia based wind developer has also been invited to speak. The event is being held at 7 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond.

Thursday, Sept. 15 Children’s Home Society of Virginia is offering an orientation on Sept. 15 for people interested in finding out more about adopting older children (10 years and older) from the foster care system. Discover the

myths surrounding the adoption of older children and view photos of waiting children. There will be time for questions. On Sept. 22, the agency will offer an orientation on infant adoption. Participants will learn about the steps involved, the different types of adoption and the costs associated with each. Both orientations are free and begin at 5 p.m. They will be held at the agency’s Richmond office, 4200 Fitzhugh Ave. For details, call 353-0191 or visit www.chsva.org.

Library meets every third Friday of the month at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Mechanicsville Branch Library. For more information call 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place.

Saturday, Sept. 17

The Lee-Davis Class of 1961 is going to hold its 50th class reunion at the ACCA Temple Shrine, 1712 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA. Cost is $40 per person. If you are a member of this class and have made an address change within the last Friday, Sept. 16 Board Game Night at five years or need more inforthe Mechanicsville Branch mation, please contact Helen

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Zagos Blackwell, 356-9351, Wilson at 730-8468 or andree-mail HelenZBlackwell@aol. abwilson@hotmail.com. com or Mary Alyce Higgason Hobson, 746-8472, e-mail Monday, Sept. 19 malakeview@aol.com. Computer Basics Class at the Mechanicsville Branch Library There will be a BBQ at 9 a.m. Want to learn how to Chicken/Rib dinner and car use a computer? We can help! show from 5-7 p.m. at the Find out how to do basic tasks Frog Level Volunteer Fire in Microsoft Word and Internet Department. For more infor- Explorer. For more information mation please call 338-8697. call 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Henrico High School 25th Place. Class reunion for the classes of 1985 and 1986 to be held at Thursday, Sept. 22 the Ashcreek Recreation Center Hanover Lunchtime Book Mechanicsville, Va. 23116 from Group at the Hanover Branch 7:30-11 p.m. For ticket info Library at 12:30 p.m. Beautiful please contact Andrea and T.C. Swimmers by William W. 8 PM

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Friday, Sept. 23 Tales in the Telling at the Mechanicsville Branch Library, held on the fourth Friday of every month at 10 a.m. Relax and enjoy light & lively tales at this Storytime for adults. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library. For more information call 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place. AUGUST 29, 2011 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

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Edwards touches down on USS Eisenhower NASCAR driver daunted by speed of the Navy By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com NASCAR driver Carl Edwards couldn’t have asked for a more properly suited birthday present. The driver of the #99 Aflac Ford had little time to celebrate his 32nd birthday last Monday after rain postponed Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen by a day. But Tuesday turned into a delayed birthday reward appropriate for a man who loves speed and thrills. As part of a promotion for the September races at Richmond International Raceway, the track staff arranged for Edwards and a small media contingent to pay a visit to the Nimitz class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. However, the group would not make a casual gangplank entry onto a vessel at dock but instead reach the ship by means that many Navy personnel aboard had never

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Last week NASCAR driver Carl Edwards visited the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower nuclear aircraft carrier which was running training missions in the Atlantic. At left: Seated before the giant mural on the #2 hanger deck Edwards signed autographs and talked to sailors during his visit. Above: Edwards got a close of view as a F-18 made a tailhook landing aboard the aircraft carrier.

experienced. The Eisenhower set sail out of the Norfolk on Monday morning and by Tuesday the vessel was well underway running training missions in the Atlantic Ocean, 200 miles south-southwest of the coast. So RIR and the US Navy arranged for Edwards and company to fly out of Norfolk on a C2 Greyhound transport and make a tailhook landing aboard the flight deck. With the assistance of arresting cables, the plane quickly decelerated on the 1000 foot deck, going from 105 mph to a dead stop in two seconds. But that was only the beginning of the fun for Edwards. He exited the transport,

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traversed the narrow corridors and nearly vertical stairways of the craft to meet up with the Eisenhower’s top officers. Captain Marcus Hitchcock provided Edwards with a warm welcome then gave a quick rundown of his vessel’s current mission- training F-18 pilots to land and take off from an aircraft carrier in preparation of deployment overseas. “It’s day and night,” Hitchcock said. “We go to about 2 a.m. every morning.” Edwards was then suited up in safety gear and escorted back the flight deck where he stood scant feet away as F-18s made tailhook landings and takeoffs via catapult launch.

On the open ocean, a steady stiff wind blows across the flight deck, trip hazards are everywhere and there is no railing to prevent someone from accidently falling, or as everyone was warned, being blown off the deck, by wind or jet turbulence. The result of which would be a 100 foot plunge to the ocean below. Though known for his adventurous spirit, even Edwards was daunted by, not only the level of speed, but the dangers each of the sailors face in everyday life. “They let me go up there and stand right next to the F18s while they were landing and taking off,” an amazed Edwards

said. The experience also gave Edwards a different perspective on his own sport. “I guess in a lot of ways right now I feel like a race fan,” he said. “I saw Top Gun when I was a kid and thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen in my life. “I watch the Discover Channel and the History Channel and watch shows about these aircraft carriers,” he said. “To stand there right next to the catapult launch and to stand next to the arresting cables and stuff and to see it happen, it’s got to be what the fans feel like when they stand next to the fence and seeing NASCAR for the first time.”

Because the Eisenhower is currently in and out of port on training missions there is the possibility it will be docked in time for the races at RIR. “A lot of these guys will be out there at Richmond, which will be really cool to know that while we’re out there driving they’re experiencing our sport the same way I’m experiencing their lives,” Edwards said. Edwards then returned below decks to the cavernous #2 hanger bay where he spent the majority of his day signing autographs and talking with each of a long line of sailors. “It’s crazy,” Edwards said. see EDWARDS, pg. 41 `


Golf season could be a horse race coach Chris Pace feels parody is the keyword this year. “I think the Capital District is wide open this year,” Pace said. “Atlee graduated a bunch of guys and so did we.” The Hawks are young but they have experience, albeit limited. “We’re replacing two collegiate level golfers, so we won’t post as low scores as we did last year,” Pace said. Hanover’s number one player Phillip Hudson and number two Chris Melton tied for best score at the Crossings with a 38 as the Hawks edged out Atlee 156-174. “It was a big match for us, and we felt like if we could get a win today playing from the

whites, it would be difficult for them to get a split with us when we meet here next month,” Pace said. Number three player Justin Lynn turned in a 40 along John Hare. Atlee is rebuilding after graduation claimed its top players, but head coach Jamie Edwards sees some possibilities for his young Raider squad. This is definitely a rebuilding see GOLF, pg. 43 ` Photos by Jim Ridolphi/For The Local

At right: Hanover junior Philip Hudson is off to a good start for the 2011 season and will play number one in the Hawks lineup. Far right: Atlee’s Thomas More will anchor the young Raiders team.

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“People have all sorts of NASCAR stuff. I saw a couple of #99 hats and I met people from all over the country. There were folks from Missouri. One guy, his sister went to the prom with my brother, so I’m almost related to guy here, that’s crazy.” But overall, Edwards felt surprised at the level of interest in NASCAR among the Eisenhower’s crew. “It’s amazing how many of these folks follow our sport and love NASCAR.” Nicholas Deweese easily fell into that category. In 2009, the E-6 out of Chesapeake, Va. was named the second biggest NASCAR fan in the country by the Official NASCAR Members Club. Though an avid Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan, Deweese was just as happy with Edwards’ visit. “NASCAR is NASCAR,” he said. “We get a driver out here it doesn’t matter who it is.” But even Deweese was not above a little traditional NASCAR digging. “It’s better than Kyle Busch, that’s for sure.” Deweese still holds a grudge from the 2009 race at RIR where

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Carl Edwards was surprised with a birthday cake in the mess hall of the USS Eisnehower. Edwards had turned 32 the day before his visit to the aircraft carrier.

Busch spun out Earnhardt on the final laps. Though he holds no official NASCAR title, Mechanicsville’s Jeremy Jackson considered himself of even higher standing than Deweese. MMC Select Jackson is a nuclear mechanic that has served aboard the Eisenhower since January of 2009. “I’m probably the world’s biggest NASCAR fan,” he said. “I’m a Jeff Gordon fan but when I was told Carl Edwards, I was giggling like a kid at Christmas…Jeff Gordon’s my favorite driver but just anybody could have come out here and I’d just be tickled pink.”

The 2002 graduate of LeeDavis High School got his chance to talk with Edwards and have a wooden storage case autographed. “It’s awesome that they’d come out here,” Jackson said. “We have some distinguished visitors come out and stuff like that, but he is by far the coolest that’s come out here.” Jackson tried to relate just how important visits, not only by Edwards, but also the contingent following him, are to the military. “It lets you know, out of his busy schedule and all of you taking time out of your schedule, to come out here and visit and you get to see the

ship under way,” Jackson said. “See how we kind of do things under way. It means a lot to me personally. Some people really don’t approve of the military but to have you all come out here, it reminds us that people still care.” Though the level of speed and excitement of aircraft carrier life may be the same in NASCAR, Edwards said there is really no comparison between the two. “What we do is fun,” he said. “We go out and race. We do it in weather that’s nice. We have rules and all these things. These guys are out here and they’re ready for anything. This is real. It’s a hostile environment for a number of reasons. There are a lot of similarities but this is serious, there’s a lot on the line.” In the mess hall, Edwards was presented with a cake and the complimentary singing of ‘Happy Birthday,’ by crew members. Edwards visit then wrapped up with his biggest thrill of the day; a catapult launch of the C2 for the trip back to Norfolk. The steam powered catapult accelerated the transport plane from zero to 128 mph in three seconds.

“They told me that plane was 53,000 pounds at take off,” Edward said. “Fifty-three thousand pounds they accelerated like that! I deal with a lot of speed and acceleration but nothing like that, that was crazy.” Back on the ground in Norfolk with his delayed birthday surprise complete, Edwards was left with a great appreciation for the men and women who serve in the military. “It’s

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Visit at sea was a once in a lifetime experience By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com I had mixed emotions when I was invited to join the Carl Edwards media contingent on a trip to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier. I’ve never enjoyed flying. In fact, I sometimes get downright nauseous at the thought and this would definitely not be a typical commercial flight. Instead it involved a landing and takeoff aboard an aircraft carrier. Cue stomach turn. Still, I could not overlook the fact that this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Some of my friends were envious but others responded with a heartfelt, ‘Glad it’s not me.’ It did little to calm my nerves upon reading the first paragraph of the liability release form I received. “Catapult launches from, and arresting landings aboard, aircraft carriers at sea are inherently dangerous and involve substantial risk of injury or death.” As if that was not bad enough it went on to include; “Naval aircraft are designed for the typical age and physiological characteristics of Naval aviation personnel, and may involve additional risk for personnel of other ages and physiological characteristics.” As much as I hate to admit getting old, I’m pretty sure I fell in the later category. Then of course the real kicker was the Next of Kin form. Furthermore, the plane ride was not for those who are claustrophobic or suffer from motion sickness. Naturally, I occasionally battle both. I signed at the bottom with a voice in my head screaming, ‘And you still want to do this? Are you crazy?’ Yet, on Tuesday morning I found myself sitting inside a VIP lounge at the Norfolk Naval Base listening to disquieting safety instructions from

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one of our pilots- a guy with the call sign of “Frenchie” who looked eerily like “Goose” in the movie Top Gun. All the while I’m thinking, ‘Goose died in that movie, didn’t he?’ There were 12 of us in all. Edwards and his PR rep, a Speed TV crew, DJ Rick Ramble, WRIC’s Yainni Kourackis, a group from RIR and myself. “Frenchie” instructed us that not only do the seats on the C2 Greyhound face backwards but there is no air conditioning and it would be very noisy. He also emphasized that the C2 was far from a commercial flight by stating we could possibly see steam or hydraulic fluid dripping during the trip- just what every nervous flyer likes to hear. Next, to add to the level of anxiety, I was suited up with necessary safety equipment; cranial helmet, goggles and floatation vest, with accompanying dyemarker and whistle, (just in case we survive a crash into the ocean). Somehow I ended up being one of the first to board the plane by the rear ramp, which was the equivalent of entering a noisy cave. Bending under the low ceiling, I made my way a few feet down the narrow aisle, two seats to a side, and settled in beside RIR President Dennis Bickmeier. He seemed to be a good person to sit next to because this was second flight to an aircraft carrier, having also done so years earlier with the Anaheim Angels. With Bickmeier’s assistance, I finally managed to latch the complicated cross harness and settle into my seat, heart pounding as the rear ramp sealed us inside. The interior of the transport was well worn and utilitarian- nothing pretty but something that gets the job donehopefully. There were only two small windows the size of cantaloupes a few rows ahead of me.

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The little bit of light inside the cabin entered through them, but the outside world was not visible from my angle. The plane began to taxi and that was when I first noticed the steam seeping up through the floor of the craft. A drop of hydraulic fluid hit my left arm, then another. Beside me, Bickmeier had dozed off. The cramped darkness with no view of the outside world was disorienting and it was difficult to sense which direction we were heading but it seemed like we were going to taxi all the way to the Eisenhower. Eventually we took off and something strange came over me. I was remarkably calm. Somewhere along the way I came to the realization that while this was a grand adventure for me, it was merely a drive to work for the military personnel aboard. It wasn’t long before I too was dozing. Nearly an hour passed see VISIT, pg. 43 `

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Top: The C2 Greyhound carrying NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and media members makes a tailhook landing aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower; going from 105 mph to a dead stop in two seconds. Above: The visitors pose for a quick photo in front of the USS Eisenhower conning tower. From left in white: Charlie Leffler, Richie Denzler, three members of Speed TV, Randy Fuller, Yainni Kourakis, Rick Rumble, Carl Edwards, Dennis Bickmeier, Geoff Harrelson and Aimee Turner.


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before the announcement came that we would be landing in 15 minutes, then to get a small taste of commercial flight, we were put in a holding pattern for a half hour. In the virtually windowless cabin I could feel the descent but had no idea when touchdown would take place. When it did, it came abruptly and was somewhat like bottoming out your car on a back road then hitting the brakes REALLY hard. But because I faced backward, the seat absorb most of the shock. When the rear ramp lowered and I exited the plane I quickly understood I was entering a different world. Bright light, a blast of air and heat assailed me as I stepped onto the deck of the USS Eisenhower. The exhaust from the jet engines nearby easily lifted the temperature over 100 degrees despite the steady Atlantic wind blowing across the flight deck. A sailor from Chicago later told me that when stationed in the Middle East, the temperatures reached 160 degrees on the flight deck while the humidity was so heavy it caused rain inside the hangers. A quick trip three decks down to meet the command staff was followed by more safety instructions, equipment and a return to the flight deck. Outfitted in a white turtleneck to protect my clothing, white floatation vest to protect me from drowning, white cranial to protect my head and goggles to protect my eyes I was overcome by the sensation that I was entering a very dangerous environment. On the flight deck that was narrower than the length of a football field, I stood at the 30yard line and watched as one after another F-18 touched down across the 50. The arresting cables reeled out of the deck less than a foot away emphasizing how good these pilots

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are to pull off such a pinpoint landing. On the opposite end of the deck 1000 feet away the catapult launch was no less thrilling or dangerous; feeling the exhaust heat, the overwhelming noise and the blast of thrust as the F-18’s rocketed off a little over a dozen yards away from where I stood. I then followed Edwards to the hanger deck where he greeted a line of sailors that stretched down and across the cavernous chamber. It surprised me that these sailors seemed just as pleased that the rest of us were there along with Edwards. Wherever I went, sailors wanted to talk to me and ask me as many questions as I had for them. I learned that by coming to the Eisenhower we had joining the likes of the Harold and Kumar, the Harlem Globetrotters and the cast of Avatar, who had also visited the craft. However, our visit while the vessel was under way was a rare occasion. But without a doubt, the biggest surprise of the day surfaced

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later in the mess hall when from behind me came a question I never would have expected 200 miles out to sea. “Are you from the Mechanicsville Local?” Out of the 3200 sailors aboard, I was greeted by MCC Select Jeremy Jackson, a graduate of Lee-Davis High School, whose parents Carl and Linda live less than a mile from the Mechanicsville Local office. Like everyone else I met, Jackson was very appreciative of our visit and how much the support meant to sailors. “It means a lot of me personally,” Jackson said. “Some people really don’t approve of the military, but to have you all come out here, it reminds us that people still care.” The visit wrapped up with a return to the command crew where each of us was presented with mementos from our once in a lifetime experience. Then came more safety instructions for the return flight; the most dangerous, physical and mentally stressful event of the day. Earlier in the mess hall we were given specific instructions to prepare for our first catapult launch from an aircraft carrier. “Get something on your stomach, but don’t eat a lot and don’t eat anything greasy.” Suited up in a floatation vest, cranial, hearing protectors and goggles, I climbed back aboard the C2 to quickly discover the

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year for us,” Edwards said. “We lost Tanner Foutz last year and our team only has one senior and two juniors, so we’re down a little bit this year.” Even with the youth and inexperience, the team has already turned some heads this year with a third place finish in the Chesdin Landing match. “We surprised a lot of people and surprised us. We played well and may have overachieved a little bit in that tournament, but it was a good experience for us.”

temperature inside had climbed considerably since exiting earlier in the day. I quickly belted myself in and tighten the straps but somehow the cross buckle that should have been over my belly button ended up near by hip. The crewman who assisted us took one look at it, shook his head, rolled his eyes and just made sure it was tight. There was no time to redo my mess. As he continued on to make certain everyone else was secure, I nervously checked and rechecked the harness to make certain I was immobile. Once again blind to the outside world, I could sense the nervous tension in the craft as it bumped its way across the flight deck and into launch position. The engine roar built to near deafening levels and the crewman pumped his fist into the air three times signaling that it was time for me to cross my arms over my chest, clench the harness, brace my feet against the seat in front of me and tuck my head forward. And…pray. The steam generated catapult rocketed the 53,000 pound C2 from zero to 128 mph in three seconds. For me it was similar to the takeoff of the Volcano ride at Kings Dominion, except in this case I was facing backward and pulling more Gs. “Fifty-three thousand pounds they accelerated like

that,” Edwards said dismayed. “I deal with a lot of speed and acceleration and stuff like that, but nothing like that, that was crazy.” The roaring blast was followed by a cushion of air as the plane took flight and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s not so bad.’ But there were more unexpected thrills to come. A minute later without warning the C2 suddenly went into an insane climb forcing everyone into their harnesses once again. In the disorienting darkness of the cabin, the look of surprise and uncertainty was visible on many faces as the plane started to roll over into a banking dive. The one calming factor was the crewman in the back who looked on with bored disinterest. I later learned that the C2 was merely clearing the takeoff corridor from the carrier so F-18s could continue their training. Across the aisle, Edwards, who is also a pilot, unbuckled his seat belt and headed forward. Moments later one of the pilots came to the back and I was unsure if she had been dismissed by the NASCAR driver for that crazy maneuver. “I can’t tell you what we did up there,” Edward said. “But I learned a lot and had a lot of fun.” Unfortunately the flight back

Edwards was disappointed in his team’s performance at the Hanover Quad but said the season could be the up and down variety. Atlee will count on Thomas More and Brandon Hunt to anchor the top two spots on the roster. Freshman Levi Brizendine is locked in at number four, and junior Sam Bean will occupy the number three position. After the top four, Edwards is still searching for the right combination. “I told my team I wanted to get everyone in a match to get their feet wet and by next week, I will have

done that.” While Atlee and Hanover squared off at the Crossings, Lee-Davis took on Prince George at Jordan Point Country Club. Coach Kenny Lewis’ squad posted a 160 for nine holes and took the match on the road, but Edwards and Pace said the Confederates’ biggest advantage might be of the home field variety. “Queensfield is like their Cameron Indoor. They play exceptionally well out there, so it will be a hard place to get a win,” Edwards said. “They are almost unbeatable at Queensfield,” Pace said.

was not nearly as pleasant as the trip out, but then again it wasn’t designed to be. Dripping with sweat due to heat, the bumpy flight seemed to take hours. There was no possibility of dozing on this flight but it gave me plenty of time to reflect over what the military endures on a daily basis. After exiting the plane back in Norfolk, it took a while to absorb the events of the day. What I thought would be a thrilling adventure turned into an eye-opening experience. What we consider daring and dangerous is an everyday life of routine to the military. However, the one thing these strong men and women cannot provide for themselves is a constant reminder that they are not off in the world alone. We think of the physical sacrifices every person in the military make to secure our freedoms, but the physiological toll is high as well. Though at ease facing hazards every day of their lives, they are separated from family and loved ones and need reassurance that they are not forgotten. Edwards summed up the memorable day best. “It’s a reminder of what our armed services are out there sacrificing.” -and a memorable lesson from a once in a lifetime experience. “They really have a home field advantage on that course.” Although Lee-Davis may hold a slight advantage on paper, one match could determine the final results and Pace said the win against Atlee could provide a leg up for his squad. “We need to steal one somewhere along the line, and this was a big one for us today.” Hanover 156, Atlee 174,Glen Allen 192 (9 holes at The Crossings, par 36) H: Hudson 38, Melton 38, Justin Lynn 40, John Hare 40. A: Bean 41, Moore 43, Hunt 43, Crowe 47. GA: Fernandez 41, Shaw 44, Cox 50, Farr 57.

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