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County remembers 9/11 victims, military By Jim Ridolphi For The Mechanicsville Local It was an afternoon filled with remembrance on Sunday at the Chickahominy Volunteer Fire Station #10 in Ashland as local officials, citizens and local firefighters and emergency workers joined millions of Americans in commemorating the terrible events of a decade ago. The station unveiled its new 9/11 Memorial Garden, which featured a piece of steel from the base of the communications antennae atop Tower One. It’s a fitting and lasting memorial to the 343 firefighters who lost their lives when they rushed into the burning buildings 10 years ago without regard for their own personal safety, and the

thousands who died in the attacks on the Pentagon, World Trade Center and Shanksville, Pa. The tribute also recognized the many service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the war against terrorism since Sept. 11, 2001. Company 10 Chief EGAN Kevin Egan said the horror of the day left a lasting impression on the Hanover community, and recognized some of the families directly impacted by the attacks. Thomas Smagala is a part-time art and pho-

Cox announces bid for re-election Del. John A. es remain. Serving Cox has announced as a citizen-legislahe will be seeking tor in the Virginia re-election for the General Assembly 55th District in the is a privilege I take Virginia House of very seriously and I Delegates. have gladly accept“During my first ed the responsibilterm in office, I have ity that the voters really enjoyed servof the 55th District ing my friends and entrusted to me two COX neighbors in the years ago.” Virginia General Cox, the Assembly and I believe much has Republican nominee for the been accomplished,” Cox said. see COX, pg. 4  “However, significant challeng-

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A memorial garden at Company 10 in Hanover features a part of World Trade Center One as a lasting memorial to the victims of 9/11.

tography teacher who lives in Hanover County. survived. Stanley Smagala Jr. was a FDNY Engine 226 Two of his brothers responded to the call at the see 9/11, pg. 5  World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Only one

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Damian seeks Ashland BOS seat Kevin Damian, a and lost by only 15 votes after a third long-time Hanover candidate entered resident who is the race. This time, well known for Damian will run as his involvement a Democrat on Nov. in Hanover civic 8. organizations, has “I am running as announced that a Democrat because he will run for the I think the penduHanover County DAMIAN lum has swung back, Board of Supervisors and it’s now the from the Ashland Democrats who are more repDistrict. Damian ran for the Board resentative of middle class famiin 2007 as an independent see DAMIAN, pg. 8 


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Bon Secours among top 10 employers for workers over 50 The Bon Secours Richmond Health System has been ranked in the Top 10 on the 2011 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list. For this year’s list, AARP honored 50 employers from across the country. The health system has been recognized by AARP yearly since 2003. “Bon Secours Richmond Health System and other selected employers have demonstrated exemplary practices with regard to recruitment, retention and promotion of older workers,” A. Barry Rand, chief executive officer, AARP, said in a congratulatory letter to the health system. “Moreover, you have created and fostered a workplace that is supportive of the contributions older workers offer to the business community. We commend your company for creating an age-diverse workplace and proudly add Bon Secours Richmond Health System to the list of this year’s honorees.” Bon Secours Richmond has created an award-winning workplace culture for older workers and has become a noted authority on the topic. Health system leadROBINSON ers – on the subject of working past retirement – have spoken before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee; contributed to reports by AARP, Forbes and Catholic Health World; and shared best practices with The Age and Employment Network in the United Kingdom, the National Governors Association, and others. “Recognition as a leading employer for older workers from AARP, which knows this segment of the workforce better than anyone else, is a true honor,” Peter J. Bernard, CEO of Bon Secours Virginia, said. “As a faith-based health care system, we respect the life and contributions of each individual.” Among its popular benefits and support for older workers, Bon Secours Richmond offers phased retirement, lifestyle/retirement planning seminars, college scholarships for

9 COMMUNITY employees’ grandchildren, luncheon meetings with the CEO, special recognition for longserving employees, and eldercare benefits and resources. “Bon Secours Richmond Health System has demonstrated exemplary policies toward older workers and well deserves this honor. Their progressive policies meet the needs of mature workers and benefit their organization as well,” Bill Kallio, state director, AARP Virginia, said. “Our older employees offer wisdom, experience and perspectives that have strengthened and transformed our culture into a worldclass environment,” Bernard said. “We have a responsibility to create an environment that supports our older workers and encourages them to stay and share their talents with us and the Richmond community.” About Bon Secours Richmond Health System Bon Secours Richmond is part of Bon Secours Virginia, the fourth largest and only faith-based health system in Virginia, which is comprised of Bon Secours Richmond and Bon Secours Hampton Roads. Bon Secours Virginia includes seven award-winning hospitals: four in Richmond (St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center) and three in Hampton Roads. Bon Secours brings together a network of hospitals, primary care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities to provide quality health care services to thousands of Virginians. The not-for-profit Catholic health system employs about 12,000 people, 7,300 in Richmond and 4,700 in Hampton Roads. Bon Secours Virginia hospitals offer a fullrange of services, including cardiac, women’s, children’s, orthopedics, oncology, neurosciences and surgery. About AARP’s Best Employers Program The AARP “Best Employers for Workers Over 50” is a recognition program that awards companies and organizations whose best pracsee BON SECOURS, pg. 4 

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16 EDUCATION New superintendent makes the rounds on first day of school.

42 SPORTS Hanover rolls past Patrick Henry.

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Dear Friend, Have you ever wondered why 1 out of every 3 people suffers from one or more of these following conditions? • Recurring Headaches • Neck Pain Stiffness • Jaw Pain (TMI) • Numbness/Tingling or Pain in the Arms and Hands • Chronic Muscle Spasms and Tension • Lower Back Pain • Spinal Disc Rupture/Pain • Joint/Arthritic Pain • Poor Posture You yourself may be a victim of chronic pain and discomfort, and think that “you’ll just have to learn to live with it!â€? Recurring Pain: Your Body Out of Balance Recurring pain is a distress signal‌your body is telling you something is out of balance. While pain relievers may temporarily turn off the alarm switch, they don’t put out the fire. In essence, they seldom correct the CAUSE of the problem and also produce dependency, dangerous side effects, and adverse reactions. Fortunately, many types of painful conditions can now be RELIEVED and even ELIMINATED through recent advancements in chiropractic care. These new gentle, but highly effective treatment protocols are designed to correct the cause of the problem and thus, prevent it from returning. If you’ve ever thought about going to a chiropractor for a painful condition you suffer from but you’ve hesitated because you aren’t sure it is right for you, please read on‌ I’m Dr. Tripp Stover and in light of the latest research on chronic pain conditions and new treatment methods, I have decided to hold a “Chronic Pain Evaluationâ€? to help anyone who is living in the Mechanicsville

area suffering from chronic pain and would like to discover a solution to their problem. I am holding this “Chronic Pain Evaluationâ€? as part of my ongoing community service program. In the past, I’ve helped hundreds of people feel better and live healthier, more productive lives following my program of “spinalcorrectiveâ€? care. And now, I would like to introduce more people to the many healthful benefits my spinal care program has to offer. So, if you’ve always wanted to see what advanced chiropractic care can do for you, now is the best time to do so because . . . What does this offer include? Everything to make an accurate diagnosis and recommendations for your chronic pain‌ • An in-depth health consultation and health history • A complete chiropractic examination directed at finding the cause of your headaches • A full set of specialized X-rays to determine if a misalignment in your spine is causing your headaches. These X-rays would normally cost you at least $200 • An analysis of your X-rays and exam results so we can see what needs to be done to help relieve your pain • Answers to all your most probing questions about modern chiropractic care and what it can do for you‌ For one week only, Sept. 14-21, I will hold my “Chronic Pain Evaluationâ€? and provide my comprehensive evaluation service for only $20 (normally, a charge of $200 for a new patient.) The appointment doesn’t take long at all. In most instances, the evaluation appointment can take less than 60 minutes.

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Over 17 years experience in helping hundreds of people just like you. It is not unusual to have a patient state that after years of suffering with pain they have finally found relief from their symptoms. At Stover Chiropractic, P.C., we work together, using a team approach to ensure our patients receive the best care possible. Does Chiropractic Really Work for Chronic Pain? Absolutely! Read for yourself the stories of patients as they tell in their own words what chiropractic has done for them. Patient Success Stories When I started seeing Dr. Stover, my lower back, side and neck had been sore for a very long time – off and on for 10 years. After a couple of months, the pain has been alleviated and after strenuous work the soreness goes away Before you come in, though, you’ll probably much quicker. Also, Dr. Stover has been able to want to know a little bit about me, So let me straighten my neck so I can comfortably lean tell you‌ I graduated from the prestigious head back without pain, and sit down with Parker College of Chiropractic in 1997, where my better posture. I received recognition for superior clinical Jaime R. proficiency. I have done extensive postDr. Stover, thank you so very much for all the graduate work in the neurology and science care you have given me over the past few months. of chiropractic. I am also a board member My lower back, knees and feet have never felt for the Virginia Chiropractic Association. I better. I am able to move up and down stairs with have been associated with the Fibromyalgia no discomfort to my legs and feet. You and your Centers for America. HOW WE DIFFER‌FROM ALL THE REST! staff are truly great people. Again, I can’t thank you enough! Here at Stover Chiropractic, P.C. it is our David O. premise that unless a patient’s spine is restored Prior to chiropractic care, lower back flare-ups to its optimum and correctly aligned position, would last up to 3 months. Now, I usually recover long-term results cannot be achieved. For this within 3 days. reason, the advanced treatment procedures Jay L. we use allow for this necessary spinal change When I first saw the doctor, my back and my to occur, thus not only providing pain legs were aching, causing me to limp. I had relief to the patient, but also providing the opportunity for long-term corrective results. suffered for about a year before coming to see Dr. Stover. I have been helped greatly. I’m not This approach minimized the chance of the spinal and/or nerve problem from returning. limping anymore and my legs have stopped

aching. I haven’t completed treatment yet, but already feel 80% better. Johnnie C. When I started are with Dr. Stover my sciatica pain was interfering with activities and travel. I was losing my balance, was using a walking stick when out travelling and my legs were weak. I am now out of pain and see Dr. Stover once a month for wellness. Leo L. I came to see Dr. Stover for neck pain that I had dealt with for about 10 years. My neck pain is better after having seen Dr. Stover but one of the benefits I did not expect from the chiropractic care was relief from stomach problems and indigestion. Jerry M. Now Is the Time for Chiropractic Care Chronic pain is the most frequent reason people seek medical advice and treatment. This year, more than 100,000 people will lose their jobs because the back and neck pain they suffer from will get so bad they will no longer be able to work! It’s true! What’s worse, the people will end up ruining their relationships with their spouses and children. And not just because they’ve lost their jobs, but because their families get sick and tired of constantly being around someone who is always sick and tired! These 100,000 people will one day find themselves all alone and out of work. And if that isn’t enough, any recreational pursuits they used to enjoy (golf, fishing, bowling, tennis, jogging, you name it) will be a thing of the past. Listen‌ don’t become a statistic‌. Do something about it NOW before you become one of these 100,000 tragic cases. DON’T WAIT‌RELY ON MY EXPERTISE You were unfortunate enough to be suffering from a chronic, painful condition.

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To add to your health problem is the fact that this may be affecting your: • Job Performance • Personal Relationship with Others • Recreational Activities Don’t wait‌Rely on my expertise to help you find a solution to your health problems. To get the answers, call my office and set up an appointment for the “Chiropractic Pain Evaluationâ€? this week. Then, just give me 1 day to analyze your tests, and on the following day, I’ll tell you what needs to be done to help you with your problems. THE NUMBER TO CALL IS: 559-1100 Call anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 2 and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and tell us you’d like to come in for the Special Introductory Evaluation during our “Chiropractic Pain Evaluation.â€? We expect to get flooded with appointments for this “Chronic Pain Evaluationâ€?. I encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to assure that you don’t miss this special opportunity. I look forward to helping you get rid of your pain and discomfort so you can start living a healthier, more productive life. Sincerely, Dr. Tripp Stover Stover Chiropractic, P.C. 9097 Atlee Station Rd., 118 Mechanicsville, VA 23116 804.559.1100 Due to insurance regulations, Medicare and some other Federal insurances may be excluded from this offer. COPYRIGHT 2009/AMC

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seat, noted that the 55th District “was changed substantially due to the redistricting process, which occurs every 10 years. The Commonwealth is required by law to ‘rearrange’ the Virginia House and Senate districts, as well as the Congressional districts, to reflect the changes in population over the previous decade as shown by the latest census data.” Previously, the 55th District was a single jurisdiction made up of Hanover County citizens. The new 55th District is comprised of portions of three counties, and, while Hanover County still comprises nearly two-thirds of the 55th District, the new 55th also includes parts of Caroline and Spotsylvania counties. Residents who live west of U.S. 301 in Hanover County or vote at the Hanover Courthouse precinct remain in the 55th House District. According to Cox, the 55th District now includes Chilesburg, Madison, Mattaponi, Penola and Reedy Church precincts in Caroline and Blaydes Corner, Partlow and part of Brokenburg in Spotsylvania. With two years of service to the constituents of the 55th District, Cox said he is again “interviewing” for the job of serving in the General Assembly. “As the Republican Party nominee, I have been meeting new constituents in Caroline and Spotsylvania counties and speaking to various groups in order to introduce myself to the new voters of the 55th District,” he added. “To date, I have been encouraged by

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the positive reception I have received from the folks in Caroline and Spotsylvania. Of course, I haven’t forgotten my roots, and I will continue to work hard in my home county of Hanover.” What makes this election different, Cox said, is the fact that he now has a voting record. “In 2009, I decided to throw my hat in the ring because I believed the Virginia House of Delegates needed more members with a common sense business background, who believed in conservative principles, including balanced budgets, and was not afraid to make tough choices.” During his first term in office, he said he received a 100 percent rating from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a 94 percent vote percentage from Virginia Free and a 95 percent rating from the Family Foundation. Cox said Gov. Bob McDonnell and the General Assembly faced a $4.2 billion budget deficit during his first session. “The first breath of some legislators was ‘Let’s raise taxes.’ I knew that was exactly the worst thing to do and therefore I joined with Gov. McDonnell and fought hard to balance Virginia’s budget without raising taxes,” Cox said. “I joined with others who resisted shortsighted policies that would have reduced Virginia’s comparative advantage in favor of those policies intended to get our fiscal house in order and spur economic development and job growth.” The result, Cox said, had Virginia closing out the fiscal year on June 30 with a $311 million surplus. “CNBC has rated Virginia as the No. 1 state in the nation for business, and the

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) rated Virginia as third in the nation for it overall economic outlook and competiveness. Virginia’s unemployment rate is 6 percent, which is among the lowest in the nation, and a full 3 percentage points below the national average. “As an individual legislator,” Cox continued, “I have supported legislation designed to curb illegal immigration such as E-verify. I have supported legislation to provide for the exploration and development of our offshore oil and natural gas resources, as well as the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority. I have been co-patron of legislation in support of Virginia’s Right to Work Law, and I was also a copatron of Virginia’s Health Care Freedom Act, which is the basis for Virginia’s lawsuit to repeal Obamacare. I was a co-patron of the Repeal Amendment, which is designed to re-establish the original relationship between the states and the federal government. I was endorsed by the National Rifle Association in 2009, and have consistently supported the people’s right to keep and bear arms. Finally, I have supported the prioritization of funding for Mental Health and Mental Rehabilitation.” Cox was appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on the following committees: Privileges & Elections; Agriculture, Chesapeake & Natural Resources; and Transportation. He also serves on the Small Business Commission, which advocates on behalf of small business needs in the Commonwealth. McDonnell also appointed him to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Board on Domestic Violence Prevention & Response.

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“I welcome invitations to attend neighborhood ‘meet and greet’ events, as well as church groups, Ruritan, Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis clubs, or neighborhood associations. I rely on individual citizens to keep me informed,” Cox said. “After all, the seat I am seeking is not John Cox’s seat, it belongs to the people of the 55th House District. My legislative aide, Buddy Fowler, and I work hand-in-hand to help those citizens that may need assistance in dealing with issues involving the Commonwealth of Virginia. Opening a fulltime district office is a promise I made to the citizens when I first ran for this position to give immediate access to their delegate at a convenient time of their choosing. It is the citizen that Buddy and I work for day in and day out.” Cox also said that his “broad business background has been invaluable to my service as a legislator on behalf of the citizens I represent. I founded my company when Congress passed the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, which deregulated the trucking industry and allowed entrepreneurs and investors to take advantage of free-market competition. Therefore, I know first-hand what happens when government ‘gets out of the way’ and allows free enterprise to flourish. I have had the experience for years of meeting a weekly payroll for hundreds of employees and I also understand the principle of living within your means, regardless of whether you’re running a business, family finances, or the Commonwealth of Virginia.” “Now, having said all of the above, I am running for re-election to continue the important see COX, pg. 8 

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firefighter who rushed to the scene on that fateful morning. His fire truck was smashed and he died with four other 226 colleagues. Brother Jimmy barely escaped, leaving the North Tower minutes before it collapsed. “Thomas Smagala thinks it’s important that we not forget the sacrifice that his brothers and his families and so many others made that day,” Egan told the crowd. Atlee graduate and Station 10 volunteer firefighter Shane Adcock was inspired by the events of 9/11 to join and serve in the Army after graduating from Longwood University in 2003. He was killed by an enemy grenade in 2006. His parents, Vera and Maris Adcock, attended the dedication, and said it was something their son would have endorsed. “Shane would have loved having things like this to remember those that have sacrificed their time and their lives,” Vera Adcock said after the ceremony. James Straine worked on the 104th floor of One World Trade Center. His family also was represented at the event. Sen. Ryan T. McDougle, R-4, provided remarks on behalf of the gathering of public officials, and praised county firefighters for not only the time and effort in establishing such a lasting memorial, but for their

efforts every day of the year. He also noted the sacrifices of men and women serving the nation’s military. “It’s important to note with the current economic situations that we have been through worse situations as Americans and we can overcome anything if we work together,” McDougle said. “It’s great how this event focused on the impact that these events had on our community. It’s also a message of how we can move forward and be a better community and better individuals.” Del. John A. Cox, R-55, was attending his third 9/11 event of the day. “These events say a lot about our country. We come together today not to celebrate, but to remember the day we all will never forget. We are coming together to remember the fallen, especially the first responders who died in the line of duty to benefit their fellow man, It’s a privilege to be here today.” Station 10 Assistant Chief Max Frayser is credited with obtaining the piece of World Trade Center One, the first tower struck by a hijacked airplane. The New York Port Authority sponsored the program, and distributed pieces to deserving departments across the nation. The piece of beam sits atop a granite memorial, which also features two towers and the words spoken by President George W. Bush shortly after the attacks, “Ne’er we forget.” County Administrator Cecil R. “Rhu” Harris Jr. said the memorial is a fitting trib-

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Election season takes nasty turn Our upcoming Nov. 8 election apparently has taken a nasty turn. Tea Party supporters have posted signs noting various methods of government spending throughout the county. It seems several of the signs have been vandalized. Regardless of whether there is agreement with that group’s political philosophy, members have a right to express themselves. The signs are being erected in the yards of supporters. To deface the signs means an effort is being made to trespass and take action. And, because of the expense on the part of those who buy the supplies to create the signs, law enforcement becomes involved. The Hanover County Sheriff ’s Office is responsible to answer calls, but these kinds of calls are keeping deputies from their other duties. They do respond, but this is an incident that should not be taking place. Party affiliation is not the issue. One of our most treasured freedoms is the right to free speech. That’s the case here. It doesn’t matter if the term liberal or conservative applies, everyone has the right to expression. There’s enough ugly in politics. We don’t need more in our community. This evokes memories of Rodney King and his famous comment, “Can we all get along?,” after he was assaulted in 1991 by Los Angeles police officers. Again, it isn’t a matter of agreeing with any particular political group — it’s about respecting boundaries.

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I am writing in appreciation of everyone in Hanover We elected representatives to get the economy back on track and create jobs, but instead politicians like Eric County who worked tirelessly to keep our citizens as safe as Cantor are killing jobs and destroying the American Dream possible during our recent natural disasters. Although I have known for a long time that our county for working people. Eric Cantor voted to cut Medicare and protect tax see LETTERS, pg. 14  breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas, while doing nothing to help struggling families put food on the table, fill up our gas tanks, or help us keep our homes. Politicians like Eric Cantor have their priorities upside down and it’s up to The Local welcomes your signed letters to the editor on topics of us to get them back on track! interest to Mechanicsville residents. Letters must include your Join community members that are frustrated with address and a daytime telephone number. We reserve the right to the circus act that Congress is putting on and want take edit letters. We do not guarantee that every letter received will be action. published. Letters reflect the opinions and positions of the writers and not The Mechanicsville Local. For more information, contact Christi at 426-5514. Tell Eric Cantor enough is enough! Make sure he hears Send letters to: what you are going through and get this economy back on The Mechanicsville Local, 6400 Mechanicsville Turnpike, track! Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Gordon Silver Fax: 730-0476 E-mail: mkinser@mechlocal.com Mechanicsville

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lies in Hanover. More and more it seems to me that the Republicans are invested in protecting special interest groups, not the average middle class family in Hanover. And I am squarely in the middle class. I am concerned about those things that affect the everyday lives of Hanover citizens,” Damian said. “Furthermore, Republicans are not being true to their claim that they are fiscally responsible. Republicans have had complete control of the Hanover Board of Supervisors for more than 20 years and yet we’ve seen tax increases and we’ve seen our local government grow larger and larger every year, especially in upper level administrative positions, salaries have almost doubled in the past 20 years. How does this compare with the shouts from Republicans for less government and lower taxes? Clearly it does not!” Damian describes himself as a fiscal conservative and said he wants to see waste eliminated from the county budget. He also said he is concerned about government ignoring citizen input. “My positions are just as they have always been, including: tax relief for the elderly and low income residents of Hanover; more efficient and effective government that reduces inflated executive salaries and keeps other expenses at a reasonable level; encouraging and listening to citizen input; land use that reflects the desires of Hanover citizens to maintain a rural environment; and countywide access to high speed internet.” Damian, who often attends Board of Supervisor and Planning Commission meetings, has been an active participant on the past three Comprehensive Plan updates. He said one of the most disturbing things he’s observed is that citizen input is often sought “after the fact” and after the major decisions have already been made in a back room. “Many citizens who have attended meetings in the past have given up and feel it’s a waste of their time to attend. I want to bring them back with the assurance that their voices will not only be heard but their input will be incorporated in the decisions the Board is making. I will make sure that happens when I’m elected to the Board.” Damian has a long list of participation in community service organizations. He is a member and past president of the Clay Springs Ruritan

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work that remains to be done. Once again, I ask for your vote in the upcoming election in order for me to represent you for

Club; chairman of the Ashland Farmer’s Market Committee for the past eight years; and a member of Hanover ARC, a nonprofit organization that serves persons with developmental disabilities, for the past eight years. He is president of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming. He also is the current president of the Ashland Strawberry Faire, of which he was a committee member for the past five years. Damian has been active in his neighborhood association, as president of the Fox Head Homeowners Association for four years and vice president for four years. He is a member of the Hanover Arts and Activity Center and has volunteered and appeared in the fundraising variety shows since 2003. Damian took early retirement from Verizon Communications, where he worked in telecommunications. “I will devote full time to representing citizens of the Ashland District on the Board of Supervisors. There are so many things we need to do to make Ashland and Hanover more business friendly. We must get high speed internet into the county; it’s a travesty that it hasn’t already been done. Bringing high speed internet is another one of the things that will happen if I’m on the Board. It’s essential in order to make the area business friendly.” Damian is a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Ashland and an active member of the Knights of Columbus, a men’s group that does community service work. He has served as the Chief Election Officer of the former Ashcake Precinct and the Sliding Hill Precinct for more than eight years. Damian said he helped successfully lobby the General Assembly in 2008 to change the election recounting method and to designate that all localities use the type of voting machines that have a paper record as a backup. These machines are in use in Hanover County. “I am a fiscal conservative and I still have the same philosophy about how government should operate. It should listen to its citizens and make decisions that benefit them, including keeping taxes as low as possible and cutting out waste in government.” “It’s time for the Ashland District to be represented by someone who understands the complex issues the county faces, someone who understands the financial difficulties Hanover families are facing and someone who truly believes in involving constituents, not special interest groups, in the decision-making process.”

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Pastor Jeff mixes puppetry with preaching at Northside By Melody Kinser mkinser@mechlocal.com

Mechanicsville on Aug. 17, 2010. They came to Hanover “I like the idea of a relaxed traditional church, one that’s not afraid to laugh.” County from Roanoke. He was urrounded by his with the Roanoke Colonial “friends,” Dr. Jeff Scott DR. JEFF SCOTT Avenue Baptist Church for 12 Pastor brought a unique talyears. Northside Baptist Church ent with him to the The needs of Northside Northside Baptist Church Baptist and his resources, Scott when he accepted the pastor’s how it could be included. As than Dr. Scott.” He said the said, “were a perfect fit.” position last year. the number of his “friends” name makes him “approach“We’ve really found the peoHis ministry includes pup- grows, he provides a different able, but teaches respectability.” ple in the church are especially pets that line the shelves of his voice, a different personality, The puppets bring “a balfriendly and especially loving,” office at the church on Studley different ideas in how the pup- ance of the serious and the he said of the congregation. Road. pet “talks.” Scott quickly adds, humorous. People can get lost Scott said he appreciates “I started with a little mouse “But it’s all fun.” if you’re just one-sided or the the community mindedness of named Rosco,” Scott, who The Sunday morning other. You need that balance in the church. Among members’ uses the name “Pastor Jeff ” in service features a children’s life and, sadly, most churches efforts have been a playground, the child-oriented ministry, sermon, with a lesson “usuhave tosses away this idea of a walking trail, a picnic shelter, said. “He was sort of a church ally punctuated with humor.” joy. I like the idea of a relaxed and a food ministry called mouse. He lived in here,” he Scott said he talks to the boys traditional church, one that’s Loaves and Fishes. said, pointing to the bowling and girls on a level they can not afraid to laugh.” The church also makes bag Rosco “lives” in. understand. “I find we’re all Sometimes Scott will perdeliveries to halfway houses. “Rosco would whisper to kids at heart. The big kids,” he form magic and storytelling Proudly, Scott said the youth me in rat – his language – and, said of the adults, “like it as during his special ministry. “To “take bags to shut-ins and being a pastor I’ve talked with much if not more so than the try to captivate the minds and adults. It’s a wonderful thing.” many rats in my day — so I little kids.” hearts of children is a good He said Northside Baptist could translate and I would With his “friends,” Scott thing.” is “about faith, family and fun. translate for the children. They said he has “a wonderful way One of his favorite “friends” And those are the three things just really loved it,” he recalled to make some bonds with the is a possum named Cletus, who I like to think about. It’s about about incorporating the pupchildren. By the time they is attired in bib overalls. Scott hope – being family to one pets into his sermons. hit youth years, they already said “he is just very friendly. another, being family to our “The more we did it that know Pastor Jeff.” He said they The kids had never seen anyneighbor, and it’s about fun. way, I knew Rosco had to discover he is “kind and loving thing like that here, so they The church, in its essence, has learn to talk for himself.” That and I care about them.” really look forward to visiting to have an element of fun.” prompted Scott to learn venThat “laid-back foundawith the puppets and see what “People are struggling triloquism. “It’s probably been tion,” he said, helps prepare financially these days, some are kind of crazy things go on.” about 10 years since then.” them as they age. struggling with their health. Scott and his family – wife These days, when he sees a Scott said he found “Pastor Debbie and children Amy People are struggling with their different puppet, he envisions Jeff a lot more user-friendly family life. They need a place and Brennan — arrived in

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Pastor Jeff (Dr. Jeff Scott) of the Northside Baptist Church in Mechaniscville is surrounded by his “friends” in his office. The puppets play a key role in his ministry.

where they can sit back and be reminded of faith, be linked to family and have a little fun,” he added. “The scripture says ‘The joy of the Lord shall be your strength’ – that’s what I like to be about here.” It was during his tenure in Roanoke that he became exposed to the puppet ministry. He attended a conference in

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OBITUARIES | Death Notices & Funerals J. Stanton Althouse, 86, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. He was the son of the late Raymond and Anna Weizel Althouse, of Perkasie, Pa. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean Althouse; six children Gretchen Loy (James) of Milton, Pa., Dirk Althouse of Richmond, Eric Althouse of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Rachel Kelley (Wayne) of Mechanicsville, Kurt Althouse (Eileen) of Tucson, Ariz. and Kristin Holte of Mechanicsville; and eight grandchildren. Mr. Althouse graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a bachelors degree in Music Education. He received his masters degree in music from Columbia University in New York. He then served in the Army as a Chaplains Assistant in Germany during WWII. He later attended

Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois and became a called teacher in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Churches and Schools. He served at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, Whitestone, N.Y. for six years before coming to Richmond, Va. to teach at Luther Memorial School and served as minister of music at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Upon retirement he was organist at Trinity Lutheran Church for four years. He had a great appreciation for nature and the arts. He was a man of few words who spoke through his music. The family received friends on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, where a funeral service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Graveside services followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In

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Robert Lee Davis, “Yogi�, Wayne Allen Camp, 65, of Arlington, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. He is survived by two children, Steven Wayne Camp and Cynthia Carol Janney; four sisters, Marilyn Camp, Carol Halcomb, Teresa Birkeland and Hilda Cornell; three brothers, Paul, Larry and Don Camp; six grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Wayne was a nuclear physicist who retired from the Federal Government and was currently employed with Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems in Arlington. The family received friends at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at Fairmount Christian

51, of Mechanicsville, entered into rest Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. He is survived by his daughters, Alyson Davis and Meredith Davis; parents, Barbara and Bob Davis; brothers, Keith Davis; and wife, Shannon and Jay Davis and wife, Pattie and his significant other, Mattie Holland. The family received friends Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., where services were held Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. Graveside services were private.

band, Robert Travis Hutchison. She is survived by two sons, Robert Alan Hutchison of Lexington, Ky. and Scott Travis Hutchison of Gilford, N.H. Graveside services were held Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at Woodland Cemetery in Ashland. The Nelson Funeral Home, Ashland is assisting the family.

Aletha S. Jones, of Mechanicsville, departed this life Sept. 10, 2011. She rests at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. Carolyn Sweeney Kilpatrick , 61, of Me-

chanicsville, passed away the morning of Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 in her home after a Janet Catlett Hutchison, courageous battle with brain 84, or Ashland, passed away cancer. She was preceded in on Sept. 5, 2011. She was born death by her father, Carroll June 18, 1927 and was raised Elwood Sweeney. Carolyn in Buckingham, Va. She is is survived by her mother, preceded in death by her hus- Frances Hall Sweeney; her son, Mark Jason Kilpatrick; Homeowner & Contractor brother, Charles Bernie Sweeney; sister-in-law, Kitty Equipment Rentals Farmer Sweeney; and many nieces, nephews and friends. You’ll do better renting from Mechanicsville’s Independently Carolyn attended Lee Davis

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Marion Morris, “Hank�, age 83, of Hodges Ferry Rd., died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. A native of Hanover County, Va., he was the son of the late Thomas Patrick and Virginia White Morris of Mechanicsville, Va.; and was predeceased by his sister, Edith see OBITUARIES, pg. 11 `

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Morris Hines, of Highland Springs, Va. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Frances Brothers Morris; his two children, Susan Patricia Morris of Portsmouth and Jonathan Kent Morris (Rusti) of Suffolk; three grandchildren, Leasa, Jaclyn (Ricki) and Kristen (Patrick); five great-grandchildren, Hailey, Thomas, Jackson, Monty and Carter; and numerous nieces and nephews. He compiled over 42 years of military service, including serving in the Army, the Navy, and their reserve components, retiring from the VA Army National Guard at the grade of Brigadier General. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. He also served in various command and staff assignments in Air Defense Artillery and commanded the 4th Missile Battalion (NIKE-Hercules) 111th Artillery. His last military assignment was Air Defense Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Civilian employment included Department Head, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Center and Executive Vice President, Computer Dynamics Inc. Among his many military and civilian affiliation, he was a member of Khedive Shrine Temple, Portsmouth Scottish Rites Bodies and Churchland Masonic Lodge, AF & AM. He was past president of The Douglas MacArthur Chapter (AUSA), the Portsmouth Flag Associates, Portsmouth Medal of Honor Associates and the Civil War Round Table. He was also a member of American Legion Post 37 and the Portsmouth Retired Officers Association. He was a devoted member of The Sons of Confederacy, Stonewall Jackson Camp 380, serving diligently as past Camp

Commander numerous years, always promoting and honoring confederate heritage and ancestors. Hank was proud of his Native American Indian ancestry and was a member of the Eastern Chickahominy Tribe. In 1987 he received the National Unknown Indian Award for outstanding lifetime achievements, joining the ranks of Iron Eyes Cody, Billy Mill and other notable Indian recipients. In his later years he spear headed the tremendous voluntary effort to restore the confederate graves at Cedar Grove Cemetery. These efforts grew to a full restoration of all graves and property in the cemetery with the help of a team of volunteers, including, Dan Williamson, Roger Capps, John Sharrett, numerous others and the Portsmouth Sherriff ’s Dept. creating an exemplary example of a fine historic Southern Cemetery on the National Historic Registry. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel by Rev. Vic Hildebrand. A scattering service of his cremated remains immediately followed with full military honors in the Scattering Garden in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Friends may stop by the home at their convenience. A portion of ashes will be interred in the Morris Family plot in Oak Grove Cemetery, Richmond, Va. at a later date. Beloved Husband, Daddy and Papa, you leave a tremendous void in our lives. We rejoice, knowing we will be with you again some fine day. www. SturtevantFuneralHome.com.

toms Clarke. She is survived by a daughter, Tiffaney Harman (Tom); son, Wayne Tinsley; five grandchildren, Whitney, Matthew, Mark, Tommy and Alex; sister, Margaret Stephenson (Larry); brother, Jessie Brittian Jr. (Margie); brother, Danny Brittian; sister, Cheri Barton; nieces, Christy, Jessica and Destiny; nephews, Jessie, Michael and Jason; and many extended family members and friends. She was an employee at VAMAC since 2001.

The family received friends on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, where a funeral service was held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Graveside services followed at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.

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as those people cling to their superstitions harder and more vocally than ever, against both natural phenomena like evolution and homosexuality, and historical fact like the secular nature of our government. But all the pounding of bibles, all the bleatings of the David Bartons of the world, all the whitewashing and lies and misinformation, and in the end all the covering your eyes and ears so you don’t have to see and hear, can’t change natural and historical facts.

So you are welcome to your dogma and your narrow-minded view of those around you. I will continue to accept science, and to speak out against ignorance and willful hatred based on that ignorance. And *my* hope is that the human species continues to mature and evolve towards justice, fairness and reliance on knowledge rather than superstition. Steve Sneed Mechanicsville

become an attorney. “I was a senior and I had been accepted to Georgetown University Law School and I just had this really strong sense that God wanted something different for me – that He wanted me in the pastorate.� Scott became more involved in the church he attended in D.C. He received a master’s of Divinity and a master’s of Religious Education from

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On Tuesday, Sept. 6, Dr. Jamelle S. Wilson, superintendent of Hanover County Public Schools, continued the tradition of visiting the schools within Hanover County on the first day of the new school year. Ann F. Hagan Gladstone, School Board vice chair and South Anna District representative, accompanied Dr. Wilson on her annual “first day” tour. In the photo above, Gladstone, left, and Wilson, right, talk with South Anna Elementary School assistant principal Rebecca Roper and the school’s new principal, Chip Joseph. Below, Gladstone and Wilson get an update on the first day of school at Laurel Meadow Elementary School from the principal, Karen Carpenter.

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Lee-Davis Class of 1961 to hold 50th reunion Saturday The Lee-Davis Class of 1961 Temple Shrine, 1712 Bellevue Ave., HelenZBlackwell@aol.com, or Mary will hold its 50th class reunion on Richmond. Contact Helen Zagos Alyce Higgason Hobson at 746-8472, Saturday, Sept. 17, at the ACCA Blackwell at 356-9351, e-mail e-mail malakeview@aol.com.


supervisors, are you ashamed or embarrassed by your Tea Party Continued from pg. 15  affiliation? Are your handlers trying to clean you up to make you presentable to voters? Toni Radler (Editor’s note: The following Mechanicsville was addressed to Sean Davis.) I notice you have taken down the Tea Party flag you have flown in your front yard for months. In its place, you are now flyIn response to a letter in ing the Virginia state flag — a today’s (Sept. 7) Local that big improvement, I must say. My question: Now that you are running for the board of

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’66 class to reunite Members of the LeeDavis High School Class of 1966 will hold their 45th reunion on Sept. 24 at The Jefferson Lakeside Country Club. For more information, visit the website, LeeDavisreunions.com/66, or coall Janet Rhodes Rickman at 746-5007 or Judy Wishon Beasley at 7460216.

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He was a computer enthusiast. He once told a reporter he had about 10 computers at home. But when it came to voting — democracy’s great act of faith and the cornerstone of his professional life — Bobby Ostergren was not one to leap unchecked into the touchscreen era. In 2004, when much of the nation was phasing out paper ballots, he acknowledged the aggravation of handling paper on Election Day, then added, “but, if something goes wrong, you’ve got the paper ballots to look at. With touch screens, you don’t. I’m really edgy about going that route.” Robert M. Ostergren of Mechanicsville always wanted things done right, especially the voting process in Hanover County, where he was general registrar for 23 years. Ostergren died Friday, Sept. 2, after a brief, intense battle with cancer. He was 65. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Ginter Park Presbyterian Church in Richmond. Ostergren’s identical twin brother, Howard F. Ostergren, said, “For Bobby, being registrar was working for everybody. He was very keen on fair elections. There was no cheating; nobody took advantage of the process. He was a stickler for the law.” And he was a stickler for accuracy. During the move from mechanical to digital voting, Ostergren grumbled, “Lever machines have the lowest error rate of all, so of course see REGISTRAR, pg. 19 


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they decide we need to get rid of it — that’s the government for you.” Hanover County Administrator Cecil R. “Rhu” Harris Jr. said Ostergren guided the county with caution. “He understood the need for automation,” Harris said, “but he wanted to have a fail-safe if automation let you down.” Hanover would go to a system that has voters mark a paper ballot and scan it through a machine that reads and counts the votes. The tallies are instant, but if there is a problem, the paper ballots are there to be recounted. “Bobby was a great asset to the county,” Harris said. Mr. Ostergren graduated from Lee-Davis High School, where he and his twin brother were athletes. As gangly 6-foot4 basketball players, they got a kick out of the confusion they sometimes caused for opponents and referees. Teachers were susceptible, too. Howard said, “One day I was playing hooky. My teacher didn’t know I had a twin, and he saw Bobby playing at recess. He went and dragged him off the playground and into his class. Then Bobby’s teacher came in and said, ‘I want my twin back.’ “We didn’t take tests for each other, or anything like that, but

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were always willing to come. They could always deal with what needed to get done.” She recalled the Ostergrens trading early-morning shifts cooking breakfast when the church was host for the homeless. Preparing a meditation for his funeral today, she wrote, “I asked Bobby what he was proudest of as he thought about his long career in public service. He said, ‘I looked out for the people. I stood up for them.’ “ Ostergren studied physics at Virginia Commonwealth University and was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He suffered serious shrapnel wounds to his leg when his unit was surrounded by enemy forces for 24 hours in a deadly firefight. Though he was proud of his military service, Ostergren didn’t wear the Purple Heart he earned as a result of the shrap-

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Lois Brown Wickham, described as a tireless servant of the Hanover community, will be remembered at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at Hanover Courthouse in a memorial service in thanksgiving for her life, death and resurrection. She died on July 10 at the age of 91. A reception will follow the service. Wickham’s work to create the Hanover Historical Society has especially benefitted the community and enhanced an understanding of the rich cultural context we all share. Her authorship of several books, especially “Old Homes of Hanover County, Virginia� and guiding tours of the historic courthouse, which she did for see WICKHAM, pg. 21 

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DAR explains Constitution Week (Editor’s note: The following was submitted by the Scotchtown Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Bonnie D. Andersen serves as Constitution Week chairman.) Constitution Week will be observed Sept. 17-23, marking the 224th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Our Founding Fathers ordained and established the Constitution

to secure the blessings of liberty for themselves and their posterity. Honor their staunch courage and wise counsel by studying the Constitution, knowing your rights, and fulfilling your responsibilities. Constitution Week sidelights include: 1. Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, commemorates the sign-

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30 years, made her well known to countless readers and tourists. She served on the Hanover Courthouse Committee and the Hanover County Historic Commission for 20 years. She was a member of the Hanover Woman’s Club and the Ashland Garden Club. Hearing local history related by Wickham was said to be a pleasure and her gift with words was considered a marvel to all who knew her. She loved to paint and draw, was especially Paid Advertisement

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fond of gardening and well known for her ability to sprout healthy roses from cuttings. She loved to watch the birds, and was devoted to her dogs and other animals. Wickham was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Episcopal, where she served with the St. Anne’s Altar Guild for many years. “For decades she was here whenever the door opened,” the Rev. Jack Sutor, rector of St. Paul’s, said. “She worked tirelessly for the parish. She was generous and kind, a person of rare quality and charm. We miss her, and at the same time we are glad that she has won her race and is in reunion with those she loves.” Paid Advertisement

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“Party Like It’s 1895!” Dear friends, When we meet people around town, they usually say, “Oh, yeah, I know you, you’re Drs. Mike and Melissa. I’ve seen your picture in your ads. We wanted to write this letter to let you know why we are partying like it’s 1895. First, Dr. Melissa, “When I was BJ Palmer 13 I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. My fatigue was so severe that it was all I could do to make it home at the end of the day and crawl into bed. Feeling frustrated and concerned about my health and life, for years I tried all kinds of different approaches, none of them worked! A friend of mine convinced me to give chiropractic a try. I was reluctant at DDPalmer first thinking that chiropractic was only for people with bad backs, but soon discovered that it was so much more… The Chiropractor did an exam, took some films, and then took the time to explain to me that when the spine is not properly aligned it can interfere with the proper function of the nervous system resulting in all types of health problems because the nerve system controls all function of the body. That was the cause of my symptoms, imbalances in my spine, which interfered with my nerves. The chiropractor then gently “adjusted” my spine using her hands. The adjustment didn’t hurt, it actually felt good. It made so much sense to me and worked so well that I decided to become a

Chiropractor so that I could help people overcome their health challenges naturally, just as chiropractic helped with mine.” Now for Dr. Mike, “I was in a car accident in 1988 that resulted in severe leg pain (sciatica) and low back pain and had also been a migraine headache sufferer since early childhood. After being told that I may need surgery, I got serious about seeing a chiropractor. My leg pain went away quickly and the back pain all but disappeared. And with regular chiropractic adjustments I haven’t had a migraine headache in years! Melissa and I decided to go back to school together so that we could help families live happier, healthier and more productive lives without having to depend on potentially harmful drugs or surgery for their health concerns.” “What if we had just taken medicine to cover up our symptoms? What would our health be like today? You see, we weren’t content with just eliminating symptoms, we wanted to be healthy and knew that there had to be a natural and safe way to get and stay healthy naturally.” And there is! Our three children also benefit from a wellness lifestyle. They enjoy being checked regularly and “tuned-up” when needed. And they have enjoyed incredibly vibrant health, thanks to good nutrition, lots of love and regular chiropractic care.

It’s strange how life is, because now people come to see us with their fatigue, arthritis, sciatica and migraines. They also come to see us for help with back and neck pain, shoulder/ arm pain, asthma/allergies, ear infections, and poor posture, just to name a few. Some visit our office regularly to naturally promote and enhance the overall God-given health and wellness potential of their entire family and to stay drug-free. Here’s what some of our practice members have had to say: “My neck and back pain have decreased a ton!” J. Flannagan “I am calmer, more patient, in much less pain and my headaches are gone!” –A. Moore “Chiropractic is the best thing I have ever done for myself and my family” -S. Bylowski So why “Party Like It’s 1895?” It was on September 18, 1895 that the very first specific spinal adjustment was performed on a man named Harvey Lillard by Dr. D.D. Palmer. What D.D. did was perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, which allowed Mr. Harveys body to function properly resulting in better health and in his case restored hearing. The body was created to self-heal and self-regulate and it does this through the nervous system. That’s why chiropractic care helps people get tremendous results. It’s as simple as that!

The studies speak for themselves, like the Virginia study that showed that 99% of patients who saw a chiropractor were satisfied with their results. That’s just incredible! Many Americans are finding that their insurance benefits are being reduced. That’s where we come in. We have cost effective fee plans so that more people are able to afford the corrective care they need with or without insurance. Another way to save…studies show that chiropractic can enhance your immune capacity, naturally and without drugs. The immune system fights colds, flues, and other sicknesses. Studies also show that people actually pay less for their long-term overall health care expenses if they are seeing a chiropractor regularly. You Benefit from an Amazing Offer- Look, it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg to find out if you might benefit from chiropractic care. *When you make an appointment before September30th,youwillreceiveourentirenewpatientexam for the 1895 fee of only $5! That’s with x-rays (if indicated), computerized spinal analysis and functional testing and a report of your findings…. the whole ball of wax. This exam could normally cost you over $200. We simply want you and your family to get checked to discover if chiropractic can help—and we don’t want price to be the reason you don’t. We provide specific and measurable results!

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County will be well represented at Richmond Home Show Hanover County will be well represented at the 24th annual Richmond Home Show, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Local participants include: Absolute Stone Design, Champion Windows, Creative Building Products, Kain Enterprises, Mr. Fix It, Paramount Builders, Fireplace Innovatinos, Balducci Builders, The Closet Factory, Trinity Renovations, Lot Scapes, EZ Box, A Plus Exteriors, and Elite Countertops. The Richmond Home Show features the latest in remodeling and decorating trends with more than 150 exhibitors offering expert advice, special promotions and exciting contests.

Six local interior decorators will vie for the “Best in Show” title in the 3rd Annual Holiday Table Scapes competition by creating and displaying awe-inspiring holiday-themed table settings with the latest trends in color pallets; linens and textures; china and place settings; floral arrangements and creative centerpieces. Exhibitors will be showcasing everything from kitchen designs, counter tops, blinds, shutters and home theaters to custom cabinets, closets, additions and energy efficient lighting and appliances. Other show attractions include A Taste of Virginia, an area dedicated to Virginia-made see HOME, pg. 26 `


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Amendment 1 does not include the words, “freedom of expression;� however, Amendment 1 does limit the freedom of speech/press/assembly for defamation, perjury, contempt of court, hate speech, size of public demonstration, trade secrets, noise pollution, classified information, and treason. 2. Did you know that the only place in the Constitution that “Lord� or any reference to God is where the date is written: “Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighth-seven?� Did you know that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal� and “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness� are not in the Constitution, but both are in the Declaration of Independence? And, lastly, this quote, “Of the people, by the people, for the people,� is neither in the Constitution nor the Declaration of Independence, but comes from the Gettysburg

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26th Amendment requires that 18-year-olds must be able to vote; however, states may allow persons younger than 18 to vote, if they chose. The qualifications for voters are left to the states as long as they do not conflict within the Constitution. In some states, felons that are in prison or on probation are denied the right to vote. 5. American colonists fought, sacrificed, and died to establish and preserve the freedoms now guaranteed to us by the Constitution of the United States. The right to privacy has come to the public’s attention through various controversial Supreme Court rulings. Privacy is not specifically mentioned in the Constitution, but, over the years, the Supreme Court has made decisions that have established that the right to privacy is a basic human right and, as such, is protected by virtue of the 9th Amendment. 6. The phrase “separation of church and state� does not appear anywhere in the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson had written that the 1st Amendment erected

Hanover Friends Church would like to welcome their new Pastor, Ed Vinson and Director of Youth Ministry, Charles Smith It was not long into Ed Vinson and Cathy Jones’ new relationship that they knew a distinct call, which would first lead them into marriage. It then gave Cathy a chance to lay aside her art pursuits and work Ed first through his undergraduate at Kent State and then onto Fuller Seminary for his M.Div. in Pasadena, CA. The location afforded Cathy a unique opportunity to work at World Vision. Their first son Philip was born in these years.

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‘Hunger No More’ event scheduled Lebanon United Methodist Church will sponsor “Hunger No More,” a one-day hunger awareness event, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 8492 Peaks Road, between U.S. 1 and U.S. 301 at the corner of Peaks Road and Stumpy Road. The community is invited to what programs are offered by the county and nonprofits. Each organization will have a table set up where you can see what programs these organizations offer. Information will be provided by organizations such as Hanover County Community Resources, ACES (Ashland’s food bank), and CARITAS.

Dominic Barrett, director of Shalom Farms at Westview-on-the-James in Goochland, will be the guest speaker, sharing information about how their program runs and the need for volunteers. A free lunch will be provided by the United Methodist Women of Lebanon UMC. There are no fees and no obligations. For those in need of transportation, a shuttle will be provided starting at 8:15 a.m. at the Ashland Walmart and the Mechanicsville Walmart. For more information, visit lebanonumc.org or call 746-0980.

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Alpaca Week

September 14, 2011

Local celebs to participate in auction of bachelors

Due to overwhelming demand after the announcement of five local celebrities joining the ranks of local doctors, lawyers, financial wizards and extremely eligible bachelors being auctioned off for breast cancer research, River City Charities has decided to relocate its 2nd Annual Charity Bachelor Auction and Shop for the Cure to the larger Marriott Downtown Richmond. “We had originally chosen Rhythm Hall at Centerstage as Photo submitted by Buddy Fowler The Pamunkey our venue because last year’s Del. John Cox, right, R-55, presented Marion Holmes, Woman’s Club will meet event was so much fun, but we a Hanover County alpaca breeder representing VAOBA at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. (Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association), a began to realize that we were 19, at the Walnut Grove certificate of recognition from Gov. Bob McDonnell who going to exceed its capacity this declared Sept. 18-24 as Alpaca Week to call observance of Baptist Church. year.” Susan Groves of River this agricultural industry throughout the Commonwealth For information about City Charities said. “The addiof Virginia. becoming a member, tion of these high profile bachcontact Barbara Jacks, elors to the Charity Auction membership chairman, has just sent us completely over the top. These are very popuat 746-3294 or visit the lar guys; their date packages all club’s website, www. An Open House in celebra- Road in Beaverdam. PAMUNKEYWC.org. tion of National Alpaca Farm The event is being presented include tickets to the Pink Tie Gala presented by Bon Secours Days will be held from 10 a.m. to free of charge. Cancer Institute in October, 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, For more information, call and tickets to a show either at Sept. 24-25, at Alpaca Pastures 449-1423 or visit the website at the Coliseum, Centerstage or www.mechlocal.com of Virginia at 18388 Beaverdam www.AlpacaPasturesVa.com. the Landmark Theater. While we understand that changing venues at the last minute is always a risk, knowing how many women would have been disappointed to not be able to Full-Service Hospital • Preventative Medicine attend because of a sell out situation, made the decision much Routine and Elective Surgery• Radiology • Bloodwork • Ultrasound easier, and the Marriott is such In-house Laboratory • Dentistry • Grooming • Boarding • Laser Pain Treatment a beautiful spot.” • 3-Year Canine DHPP Vaccine (Distemper for Dogs) The 2nd Annual Charity Join us in welcoming our new veterinarian Dr. Chris Kaloski Bachelor Auction will get DR. JEFF KILGORE underway at 7:30 p.m. on Boarding and DR. ELIZABETH BEADLES Friday, Sept. 23, at the Marriott Grooming Services WELCOME DR. CHRIS KALOSKI Downtown Richmond, and all Available net proceeds will go for breast Monday through Thursday 7:30 am-8:00 pm cancer research and awareness. Friday 7:30 am-6:00 pm A complete list of the bachelors, Saturday 8:00 am until Noon Conveniently including their bios, is available at located www.charitybachelors.com. in the Tickets are available either Spring Centre Shopping Center at the door, by calling 745-0006 7138 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 at All American Insurers, or at Rigby’s Jig Dance Studio.

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John Calvin Taylor, formerly of Richmond, went to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2011. He is survived by his children, Shannon, Jason, Cassie, Tiffany, Justin and Jacob; four sisters; one brother; eight grandchildren. A celebration of John’s life was held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at the Monaghan funeral Home, 7300

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great-grandchildren, one sister, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Glenn B. Turner, 59, of Family received friends at Henry W. Dabney Funeral Mechanicsville, died on Sept. 6, Home, 518 N. Washington 2011. He is survived by his wife Hwy., Ashland, Va. 23005, of 26 years, Sherry T. Turner; where a public viewing was daughters, Emily and Jennifer Turner; two sisters, Gwenn Brown held on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Funeral services were held and Debbie Young; three nieces, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 Sarah Park, Lindsay Brown and at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Sandi Chesworth; and two Church, Mechanicsville, Va. nephews, Adam Brown and Marc Young. Mr. Turner was a Graveside services were held U.S. Navy veteran, and a mem- at First Union Baptist Church Cemetery. ber of the AGC. The family received friends Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at the Atlee Chapel, Donald Lee White, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 age 83, of Glen Allen, died Shady Grove Rd. Graveside unexpectedly on Sept.7, 2011. services were held Tuesday, He was preceded in death Sept. 13, 2011 at Signal Hill by his loving wife, June; his Memorial Park. Condolences son, Gary; and sister, Alda may be made at woodyfunerJohnson. He is survived by alhomeatlee.com. brothers, Vernon (Connie), Wayne (Mary Beth); sister, Jean Mooney; a number of Julia B. Walker, of nieces and nephews, two Mechanicsville, departed grandchildren and many this life on Sept. 4, 2011. loving friends. He served in She is survived by one son, the Army in WWII and the two grandchildren, four Korean War. He retired from

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Raymond Lee Williams, of Glen Allen, departed this life on Sept. 5, 2011. He is survived by his mother, Betty Jo Williams; and brother, Michael Williams. Family received friends at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. 23005. Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Glen Allen, Va. Graveside services were held at Roselawn Memory Gardens.

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CELEBRATIONS | Births, Engagements, Weddings & Anniversaries

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he marriage of Miss Susan Elizabeth White of Glen Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Edward White of Mechanicsville, to Mr. Robert Joseph Ippolito of Richmond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Natale Ippolito of Mt. Sinai, N.Y. took place Sept. 10, 2011 at Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. Doctor Jeff Scott officiated at the doublering ceremony. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. William Ellinger of Amherst, Va. and the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward White of Monroe, Va. The groom is the grandson of Anna Esposito and the late Frank Esposito and the late Thomas and Lena Ippolito all of Brooklyn, N.Y. The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Mrs. Jennifer Gray and Mrs. Deborah Koopmann of Mechanicsville were their sister’s matrons of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Shannon Brooks of Richmond and Mrs. Erin Heineck of Roanoke. Junior bridesmaid was Miss Carina Ippolito of Durham, N.C., niece of the groom. Miss Laura Kelly, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Mr. Paul Ippolito brother of the groom of Smithtown, N.Y. was best man. The groomsmen were Mr. Jonathan Gray, brother-in-law of the bride of Mechanicsville, Mr. Christopher Ippolito, brother of the groom of Durham, N.C. and Mr. Stephen Ippolito brother of the groom of Centereach, N.Y. Junior groomsman was Brandon Kelly, nephew of the

Family announces birth of Maxwell Scott Charles and Susan Scott of Mechanicsville are proud to announce the birth of their son, Maxwell Charles Scott. Max was born March 25, 2011 at 8:35 a.m., weighing 9 lbs. 9 oz and was 21.5 inches long. Proud Grandparents are Bob and Becky Miller of Mechanicsville and Charles and Linda Scott of Mechanicsville. Thank you to Dr. Clary and the staff at Henrico Doctors and to all of our family and friends who helped welcome Max into the world.

MAXWELL CHARLES SCOTT born March 25, 2011

Taylor Rae Dement announced by parents

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bride. Ring bearer was Joshua Gray, nephew of the bride. Mr. James Gleason of Apalachin, N.Y., cousin of the bride, was soloist. The music was provided by organist, Mrs. Pamela Cross and guitarist, Mrs. Dana Gleason. Mr. Michael Posllico of Mt. Sinai, N.Y. was reader. Mrs. Heather Wilson was guest book attendant and program attendant was Miss Shelby Brooks. Mistress of Ceremonies was

Mrs. Kim Wilson. A bridal luncheon, given by the bride’s sisters, was held at the Dominion Club. The rehearsal dinner, given by the groom’s parents, was held at the BlackFinn Restaurant. The wedding reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held at the Hilton Hotel and Spa at Short Pump. After a honeymoon to Aruba, the couple will reside in Glen Allen.

Jessica and Sean Dement are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Rae Dement. Taylor Rae was born on March 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm at Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Va. weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 21 inches long. The proud grandparents are Chuck and Susan Lorch of Mechanicsville, Lynette Frailey of Evington, Va. and Chuck Dement of Lynchburg, Va. Also welcoming Taylor Rae are uncles Chris Lorch of Mechanicsville, and Alec Dement of Evington, Va. A thank you to Nancy, the midwife and all the doctors and nurses at VA Baptist Hospital.

TAYLOR RAE DEMENT born March 7, 2011

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by phone. We reserve the right to years) will have its monthedit all items submitted to The ly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at The Dominion Club (600 Local. Dominion Club Drive, Glen Allen, Va. 23059-5478). The Wednesday, Sept. 14 The New Virginians (a guest speaker for this luncheon club for women new to the is Bill Clotworthy, author of Richmond area in the last two “Homes of the First Ladies, A Guide to Publicly Accessible Homes, Museums, and Related Sites”. The cost for the luncheon is $25 for club members and their guests. Reservations for the luncheon are requested by noon on Sept. 7. Contact Linda Eggleston at 744-2025 for more information.

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8014 Lee-Davis Road, Mechanicsville • 746-8665 www.bennettfuneralhomes.com Bennett Funeral Home was established in 1897 to serve the needs of Richmond families. Since then, this locally owned and operated business has continued to serve the community with its unique combination of caring and convenience. This tradition of excellence can be seen in the four beautiful chapels located throughout the Richmond area: centrally located on Cutshaw Avenue in the city, on Broad Street Road past Innsbrook, on Ashbrook Pkwy. in Chesterfield and serving the Hanover-Mechanicsville area on Lee-Davis Road. All four facilities are under the personal direction of Charles D. Morehead, President. In a time of need, you can turn to Bennett Funeral Home with trust and confidence. It serves families of all faiths with personal service before, during, and after. There is a long tradition of professionalism and caring. One way in which Bennett cares for families is by offering a convenient and personalized pre-need program. Through this program of pre-need planning, you can spare your loved ones the burden of making decisions at an emotional time. Call Bennett Funeral Home at 746-8665 to schedule a pre-planning consultation.

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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 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

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

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. Both orientations are free and begin at 5 p.m. They will be

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held at the agency’s Richmond office, 4200 Fitzhugh Ave. For details, call 353-0191 or visit www.chsva.org. The 2012 Relay For Life will hold a Relay meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave. All team captains, participants, and survivors are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested in forming a new or returning team for the 2012 Relay is encouraged to attend the meeting. Additional information about how to form a team or become involved in the Relay For Life planning committee is available by emailing Arlene Hayes at arehaze@ aol.com, or by visiting www. RelayForLife.org/hanover. The Mechanicsville Tea Party will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. at its new meeting location - 8700 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116, the Mechanicsville TEA Party will welcome internationally acclaimed guest speaker Michael Coffman, Ph.D., who will speak on United Nations’ Agenda 21 and ICLEI (International Council for Local Environment Initiatives), government programs which are threatening private property rights in our country. All are welcome. Hope to see you there. The Mechanicsville TEA Party meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., at the above address. For more information about us, visit www. mechanicsvilleteaparty.com, Mechanicsville VA TEA Party on Facebook or call 241-8614. The Hanover Junior Woman’s Club, a community service oriented group made up of women from all walks of life, will hold their first business meeting of the club year at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Atlee Library, located at

the corner of Atlee Rd and 301/ Chamberlayne Rd, in the shopping center behind Popeye’s. All women ages 18 and up are welcome to attend. For additional information please email Sarah Harris, President, at hanover_ juniors@yahoo.com or visit our website at https://sites.google. com/site/hanoverjuniorwc/. We hope to see you there! The Arthritis Foundation is offering a six-week Tai Chi class at Covenant Woods in Mechanicsville. The class meets on Thursday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sept. 15-Oct. 20. This program uses easy to learn, gentle movements that improve physical strength, flexibility, balance, and well-being. The fun and interactive classes are suitable for every fitness level. Cost is $48. Registration is required due to limited class size. Contact Jo Ann Widner RN to register at 370-3906. Hanover Safe Place provides a weekly domestic violence support group in Ashland. The group meets Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Child care may be provided. Please call Hanover Safe Place for more information 752-2702.

Friday, Sept. 16 Board Game Night at the Mechanicsville Branch 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.

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person. If you are a member of this class and have made an address change within the last five years or need more information, please contact Helen Zagos Blackwell, 356-9351, email HelenZBlackwell@aol. com or Mary Alyce Higgason Hobson, 746-8472, e-mail malakeview@aol.com. Live auction by Quinn Auctions. Items include antiques, tools, and other treasures. Go to auctionzip.com and click on on “Q” for Quinn to view pictures. Auction held at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 2446 Old Church Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 rain or shine. Registration to participate and preview items being sold begin at 1:00pm. The auction starts at 2 p.m. Hanover Humane Society will hold a dog adoption stand at its facility at 12190 Washington Highway in Ashland from 9-12 p.m. Cat adoption stands will be held at the Mechanicsville and Virginia Center PetSmart stores from 11-3 p.m. Please visit www.hanoverhumanesociety.org for available animals and additional adoption information. Church of the Redeemer will be holding its annual indoor yard and bake sale, with all proceeds to benefit Haiti. Event will be held from 8-1 p.m., 8275 Meadowbridge Rd., 1 mile off Rt. 295/ Meadowbridge Rd exit, near Atlee Rd. For more info or to donate items, call Beth at 559-4623.

conjunction with A&J Training Solutions, will hold a “Super Saturday” of three classes. These classes cover CPR and Basic First Aid (BFA) for adults, children, and infants as well as your canine or feline. All three courses are certified by the American Safety and Health Institute, and taught by certified ASHI Instructors Angel and John Von Hagel. You will receive your certification cards after successfully taking the classes and passing the tests. The course times are: CPR/AED for the Community Workplace from 8-11 a.m., Basic First Aid for the Community Workplace from 12-3 p.m., and finally Pet First Aid from 3-5 p.m. You may take only one class, or you can take them all. The location of the classes is the Chickahominy Volunteer Fire Department, 10414 Leadbetter Road, Ashland, VA 23005. Please e-mail webmaster@ hanoverhounds.com, or call 387-2705 or 338-4877, to register for the class. Minimum class size of 30 students. Call now. Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville, is hosting a Stephen Ministry Workshop from 9-1 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and refreshments will be served. The cost of the workshop is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four of more from the same congregation. For more information about this workshop, call Stephen Ministries at (314)-4282600, or register online at www. stephenministry.org/workshop . Learn why more than 10,000 congregations representing more than 150 Christian denominations use the Stephen Series for training and organizing laypeople to do one-to-one caring Christian ministry.

please contact Andrea and T.C. in Microsoft Word and Internet Wilson at 730-8468 or andre- Explorer. For more information abwilson@hotmail.com. call 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing VFW Post 9808 Monthly Place. Dance Night featuring The Midnighters Band is from The September meeting of 8:30-11:30 p.m. Entry fee is $20 the Pamunkey Woman’s Club per couple or $10 for singles. will be 7 p.m., at Walnut Grove Contact VFW Mon-Fri 8-12 Baptist Church. For informap.m. at 746-9808 for more info. tion about becoming a member of the Pamunkey Woman’s Club, Hanover Humane Society please contact Barbara Jacks, will hold its weekly “Pins for membership chairman, at 746Paws” Bowling Event at AMF 3294 or visit the club’s web site, Hanover Lanes on Bell Creek www.PAMUNKEYWC.org. Road in Mechanicsville. Participants may arrive at 5:30 Thursday, Sept. 22 p.m. The cost per bowler is $15 Hanover Lunchtime Book for three games and includes Group at the Hanover Branch shoes. AMF Hanover Lanes Library at 12:30 p.m. Beautiful will donate a portion of this Swimmers by William W. fee to Hanover Humane. For Warner Please bring your lunch. information on participating Beverages and dessert provided in this event, please visit www. by the Hanover Branch Library hanoverhumanesocity.org. Friends. For more information call 365-6210 or visit the library at 7527 Library Drive. Sunday, Sept. 18 2nd Mt. Zion Baptist Church Ministries of Men Fellowship of Friday, Sept. 23 Dawn, Va. will be sponsoring Tales in the Telling at the their Annual Men’s Day at 3 Mechanicsville Branch Library, p.m. The guest speaker will be held on the fourth Friday of Rev. Joseph Dobbins, Associate every month at 10 a.m. Relax Minister of Shiloh Baptist and enjoy light and lively tales Church of Port Royal, Va. with at this Storytime for adults. choir. Dinner will be served Refreshments provided by the after service. Please come out Friends of the Mechanicsville and support this joyous occa- Library. For more information sion. If you have any ques- call 746-9615 or visit the library tion please feel free to contact at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Harolynn Quash at 994-8720. Place. “Singspiration 2011” will be held at 4 p.m. at Enon United Methodist Church located at 6156 Studley Rd. Proceeds to go to MCEF – Canned goods is your ticket. Musical acts include two church choirs, gospel 7, Custalows and ‘Pickin’ and Praising, plus other special music. Covered dish dinner to follow.

There will be a BBQ Chicken/Rib dinner and car show from 5-7 p.m. at the Henrico High School 25th Frog Level Volunteer Fire Monday, Sept. 19 Department. For more infor- Class reunion for the classes Computer Basics Class at the of 1985 and 1986 to be held at mation please call 338-8697. Mechanicsville Branch Library the Ashcreek Recreation Center at 9 a.m. Want to learn how to The Hanover Hounds K-9 Mechanicsville, Va. 23116 from use a computer? We can help! Search and Rescue Team, in 7:30-11 p.m. For ticket info Find out how to do basic tasks

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Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Hanover Adult Center will be held at Queenfield Golf Course. For more information please contact Amy or Al Kusmin at 474-0043 (Day) or 769-9428 (Night).

Saturday, Sept. 24 All alumni of the Doswell Elementary School are invited to a reunion from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Doswell Community Center (previously school). This will be an exciting time as we all come together to share memories of our days at the school. If you

Mechanicsville, VA 23116. There will be a vast array of gently used toys, equipment and nursery items. Large selection of Fall and Winter clothing for Maternity and Preemie through Teen from over 55 sellers. The sale is Cash Only and no Strollers are allowed in the sale area. For more information www.ramom.org, contact ramomyardsale@gmail. com or find us on Facebook - Ramom-Everything for Kids Sale. Richmond Area Mothers of Multiples (RAMOM) is a non-profit organization offerNational Alpaca Farm ing support to families of twins, Days, presents an open house triplets, quads and more. on Sept. 24 and 25 from 10The BCVFD would like to 4 p.m. , Alpaca Pastures of Virginia will host. The event is invite everyone to join us at the located at 18388 Beaver Dam fire station at 6397 McClellan Road, Beaverdam, Va. 23015. Road for an open house to celFor additional information ebrate our new facilities. We visit their website at www. would like to extend a special AlpacaPasturesVa.com or call invitation to all past and present members to help us celthem at 449-1423. ebrate this special day. The Family Movie Matinee hours are 9-5 p.m. and lunch at the Mechanicsville Branch will be served from 11-1 p.m. Library at 3 p.m. See a great Please come and meet your family movie at the library. local firefighters and tour our Refreshments provided by the new home. Please call 781-0519 Friends of the Mechanicsville for further information. Library. For more information Lee Davis High School call 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Class of 1966 is having their 45th reunion at The Jefferson Place. Lakeside Country Club. Community Yard Sale, For Details, visit our website Bake Sale, Car Wash and Craft LeeDavisreunions.com/66 or Show from 7-3 p.m. (Rain Date contact Janet Rhodes Rickman Saturday Oct. 1). The event at 746-5007 or Judy Wishon is being held at Walnut Grove Beasley at 746-0216. Baptist Church, 7046 Cold Harbor Road, Mechanicsville, Sunday, Sept. 25 VA 23111 and is to benefit our New Bethesda Baptist mission work in Costa Rica. Church Homecoming starts For more information about with worship at 10:45 a.m. this project or to sign up to sell Lunch at 12:15 p.m. in the New items, call Stephen Lambert at Ministry Center will be followed 335-8935 or email at hanover- by a music celebration at 1:30 man@earthlink.net. p.m. All friends, neighbors, and especially former members are The Richmond Area invited to join us. This kicks off Mothers of Multiples is hold- our revival, which will continue ing their semi-annual Kidstuff Sept. 26 - 28 at 7 p.m., with yard sale from 8-11a.m. at family night supper at 6 p.m. Chickahominy Middle School on Wednesday. The church is - 9450 Atlee Station Road, see CALENDAR, pg. 33 ` have any pictures of the school or of fellow classmates, please send to Jim Vass at jimvass@ yahoo.com. Please clearly mark the pictures as to ownership and the identity of persons in the photo or as to the event which the photo is depicting. If you know anyone who attended the school please pass the information on to them. We are looking forward to a great afternoon of recollections, reflections and fellowship. Please RSVP to Betty Lee Doggett Stanley at 368-0035 by Sept. 16, 2011.


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located at 9019 New Bethesda Rd., Mechanicsville. For more info, call the office at 779-2101 or find us at www.newbethesda. org. New Bethesda Baptist Church located at 9019 New Bethesda Rd. Mechanicsville, invites all to our Monthly Gospel Sing Featuring “Amy Ladd and Friends” and special guest “Solid Rock Bluegrass Band”. For additional information call 779-2101.

at 9 a.m. Explore the library’s two genealogy databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest and find out what the library has to offer you in searching for your family history. For more information call 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place.

new to the area. Our monthly luncheon will be held at the Westwood Club at 11 a.m. Price of $24 includes social hour, business meeting, lunch and program. Reservations are required by Sept. 21. Call Brenda, 754-0460 or visit us at newcomersrichmond@.org

Hanover County Department of Social Services Board meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Conference Room, Hanover County Social Services, 12304 Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. This meeting is open to the public.

Improve your self-confidence! Enhance your communications skills! Be more valuable to a employer or potential employer! Sounds too good to be true! It’s here at Mechanicsville’s own Testifying Toastmasters! We are the only open club in the area and may be able to help you. Try us out! Wednesday, Sept. 28 Tuesday, Sept. 27 The Newcomers Club of We meet the Second and Fourth Genealogy Workshop at the Mechanicsville Branch Library Richmond welcomes women Wednesday’s of every month at

Calling All Hunters! Keep a lookout for our bait & ammo hunting section publishing September 28th.

Submit photos of you and your most prized game.

Businesses, this is the perfect opportunity to advertise hunting supplies and specials. Call your local sales representative for more information! Deadline: Sept. 22nd Publish: Sept. 28th 804-379-6451

804-746-1235

6:30 p.m. at Hanover Church of the Nazarene. For more information, contact Sandy Sanders, Membership/PR VP for Testifying Toastmasters at eesjresquire@netscape.net. Testifying Toastmasters is a service to the community from HCN.

Thursday, Sept. 29 Llama Llama Red Pajama Storytime at the Atlee Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Ages 2-5. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite plush friend to snuggle to this special evening Storytime. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee see CALENDAR, pg. 36 `

Weekend

Pet Emergency Veterinary Service In an emergency every minute counts! For your convenience Hanover Green Veterinary Clinic Weekend Pet Emergency Service is now open. This emergency clinic is designed to speed access to medical care for your pet. Hours: Friday 7pm-12am Saturday 1:00pm-12am Sunday: 8am-12am

804-598-4305

Located at Hanover Green Veterinary Clinic For more information call 730-2565 7273 Hanover Green Drive, Mechanicsville, VA V 23111 Behind the Post Office in Mechanicsville

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56

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 10:30 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

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Library. For more information call 559-0654 or visit the library at 9161 Atlee Road.

Saturday, Oct. 1

and participants are invited to wear costumes or bring stuffed animals to add to the festivities. To register for the event, go to the MCEF website, www.mcefva. org for a link to the registration form. Adults will pay $15 and kids $10 and all proceeds will go to MCEF. Early registration ends Sept. 20. For more information about participating in or providing a sponsorship for the MCEF Run to Serve go to www.runtoserve@ gmail.com or call the main MCEF number, 334-6590.

MCEF (Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions) will sponsor a family event behind New Hanover Presbyterian Church on Chamberlayne Road in Mechanicsville. The wooded trail course will be set for a 5K race starting at 8:30 a.m., a 3K for Virginia High School and older kids starting at 9 a.m., and Junior Rodeo Association Fall the Run-Around-the-Ark for the Fund Raiser at Dun Roamin Farm little ones at 9:30 a.m. The kids race will have an animal theme 9225 Rodeo Drive Mechanicsville, MONDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30

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12

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15

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5 PM

Mechanicsville Community Salt Fish Breakfast will be held at Enon United Methodist, located at 6156 Studley Rd., from 8-9:30 a.m. The cost is $5 for adults, $7 including fish and 12 and under $2.50. Family limit is $14. For more information or to make reservations please call 746-4719 or 730-4956.

6 PM

6:30

7 PM

7:30

Liberty Christian School will hold its 50th year anniversary celebration from 5–7 p.m. This is open to the community and all of our past and present students and families. Join us for food, programs, and fun! Grace Bible Church, 9161 Atlee Road, invites you to our 2nd annual Community Day from 10-2 p.m. Come join us for this free family event. Enjoy pony rides, face painting, games, music, and much more. Free food as well. We are located in the Atlee Square shopping center between Dollar General and Brunetti’s Italian restaurant.

8 PM

Interruption SportsCenter (N) Å

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5:30

VA 23116. Rodeo Fun for all ages. Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Calf Roping and Fun Classes. Concessions Available. For a detailed schedule of events visit the Upcoming Events section of our website www.vhsra.org. For more information please contact Chris Johnson 314-4367.

8:30

Crafts for Tweens at the Mechanicsville Branch Library at 3 p.m. Ages 8-13. Join your friends at the library for an afternoon of crafty fun! Supplies provided by St. Paul Lutheran Church the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library. For more information call 2nd Annual Fall Festival - 8100 746-9615 or visit the library at Shady Grove Rd, Mechanicsville. 9-2 p.m. indoor/outdoor, rain or 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place. shine. Arts/crafts, food, baked The Town of Ashland will goods, activities for kids of all ages. offer guided walking tours of the Come join us for a day of famhistoric railroad town on Saturday ily fun. This Year’s Theme: Give mornings in the month of October, Thanks.

9 PM

9:30

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 10:30 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

10 PM

NFL Football: St. Louis Rams at New York Giants. (N Subject to Blackout) Boys in the

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leaving from the Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center at 11 a.m. Tours are given by knowledgeable volunteer guides who live in the Ashland area. The tours which are approximately an hour and a half long are free. Come join the guide on Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. For more information contact the Visitors Center at 752-6766.

TJ Cadet Reunion Luncheon, from 11:30-4:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Lakeside Country Club. For more information please call Bill at 752-2557.

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TMZ (N) ’

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Funding your next improvement aintenance is an inevitable part of home ownership. Beyond routine fixes, many homeowners aspire toward larger projects such as room expansion or a new roof or siding. Funding for these projects may a loan from the bank. A home equity loan or line of credit are common ways to pay for home renovations. A home equity loan can be used for a number of things, including paying education expenses or buying luxury items. Oftentimes, a homeowner chooses to borrow against the equity in the homes to make improvements that will increase the value of the property. A home equity loan is also known as a second mortgage. Homeowners borrow money by leveraging the equity in their homes. Equity is the amount of ownership value a homeowner has in a property. It is calculated by subtracting the unpaid mortgage balance and other debts on the home from the property’s fair market value. It’s important to note that some home values decrease during times of economic downturn. Therefore, homeowners should do their homework prior to starting any improvements to determine if a home equity loan is a good idea. There are two main types of home equity loans: A fixed-rate loan or a home equity line of credit. With a fixed-rate loan, a lump sum is provided to the homeowner, which is then repaid over a set period of time with a fixed interest rate that is agreed upon by the lender and the lendee. The payment and

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interest rate remain the same for the life of the loan. When homeowners choose a home equity line of credit, or HELOC, it is like they are using a credit card linked to their home’s value. Borrowers are pre-approved for a set amount against which they can borrow. Monthly payments may vary and the interest rate is based on the current interest rate, meaning it can fluctuate. Home equity loans typically offer interest rates that are lower than those linked to credit cards or offered with other types of loans. The interest paid on these loans also may be tax-deductible. Home equity loans are a good choice for responsible homeowners who have the means to repay

the loan. They can be a pitfall for borrowers who overspend and need creative financing methods to pay off outstanding debt. Using a home equity loan to make a home improvement should be done carefully. Financial experts say that the loan should only be taken if the renovation will add value to the home. Cosmetic changes and personal additions, such as a swimming pool, may not justify the cost of the loan. Individuals can talk with a personal savings bank, the company that holds their mortgage, a credit union, or another financial institution to determine if a home equity loan is the right choice in this current market. – Metro Creative

Things to consider when budgeting your home improvement project

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ome improvement projects have become de rigueur for today’s homeowners. Be it a kitchen remodel or the ever popular man cave project, home improvement projects remain a goal for many homeowners. As enticing as a home improvement project might be, no project can be successful until a budget has been established. The right budget will keep homeowners from going deep into debt when improving their homes, ensuring that, upon the project’s completion, they can fully enjoy their revamped castles without the specter of significant debt hanging ominously over their heads.

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Before beginning a home improvement payments. When the comparison between project, homeowners can take the following monthly expenses and monthly income has things into consideration. been made, homeowners can get a grasp of just what they can and cannot afford.

Personal finances It sounds simple, but homeowners must examine their finances before starting a home improvement project. Just because a bank will loan out money for a project doesn’t mean the project is affordable. Homeowners should compare their monthly expenses with their incomes, and then determine what’s left that might be able to go toward a project. Monthly expenses include everything from groceries to mortgage

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Do home improvement projects now, before winter

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he to-do chores never seem to go away, which can make you want to leave the projects for another season. After all, the deck is going to be covered by snow all winter and the house can always be repainted in the spring. But taking care of these jobs now has benefits beyond just crossing them off of your to-do list. For homeowners in areas of the country that have harsh winter weather, refinishing the deck this fall will help protect it from the winter elements like sleet, snow and ice. For those

who live in milder climates, refinishing the deck now means you’ll still get to enjoy the fruits of your labor into the cooler months - and get a jump on spring chores. In addition, having your deck and your house in the best condition going into the rough winter months means that you’ll minimize any damage that could be caused by harsh weather conditions. To get the maximum benefits out of your efforts, take the time to make any necessary repairs to your deck or siding before you start painting.

This could include patching any imperfections in your siding and sanding away peeling paint. On the deck, replace warped boards and nail down loose ones. A good cleaning ensures that the surface is ready for stain or paint. Once you’re ready to paint, make sure you have the right tools for the job. It will make the task quicker and easier, and provide more professionallooking results. Paint brushes and rollers have their place as useful tools, but for making quick work of painting a house or finishing a deck, noth-

ing beats a power paint sprayer. The beauty of outdoor painting is that a paint sprayer can be used to get the job done in a few easy strokes. While you’ll enjoy the fresh, refurbished look of your home and deck now, you’ll really appreciate it in the spring when you can step outside and start enjoying your deck as soon as the weather permits. You can sit on your deck and sip your favorite beverage while you watch your neighbors tackle the outdoor tasks they put off this fall. — ARA

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ing rain runoff from draining effectively. Clogged gutters and downspouts have been known to contribute to rainwater pooling around the foundation of a home, potentially causing seepage issues. Blocked gutters can also be a haven for stagnant water, which breeds mosquitoes and other insects and potentially harmful bacteria. To combat these issues, manufacturers have come up with a series of protection systems that allow water to enter the gutter while keeping debris out of it. Gutter protection systems range

from do-it-yourself options to professionally installed products. There are a few different styles, and each offer their share of pros and cons.

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Compare prices Professional landscapers offer an array of services and, as a result, those services vary in cost. Ask neighbors and friends

what they pay for routine maintenance and any other special services. Get recommendations for companies that do work you admire.

the offerings and the prices. Ask should inquire about any spequestions about whether pric- cial offers during the initial ing is “per week” or “per cut.” comparison stage. Determine if services such as edging, blowing away debris, Who does the trimming, and clean-up are work? included. Interview A company may farm out prospective work to other landscapers. Find out about companies Figure out who will be arriving extras each week and base decisions Set up appointments or Some services will offer accordingly. price quotes from three different lawncare services. Compare packages for spring and fall – Metro Creative clean-up, and homeowners

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eemingly from the moment a home is purchased, its new owners start envisioning ways to transform their new pad into their dream home. Once they turn their key for the first time, homeowners enter an empty home and see a blank slate on which they can improve. But even before homeowners enter their new home, chances are the home’s exterior has inspired a few improvement ideas as well. One of the more

common home improvements is changing a home’s exterior siding. Many new homeowners want to change their home’s appearance with siding but might not be sure which option is the best fit for them. The following guide to siding options might help make this decision that much easier for homeowners still on the fence.

don’t want to break the bank to change their home’s exterior look. Vinyl siding is one of the more affordable siding options, and many homeowners are attracted to its durability and reputation as a very low-maintenance siding option. Seamless vinyl attracts homeowners because of its aesthetic appeal. In general, vinyl siding is wind-resistant and unlikely to rot, scratch or blister, Vinyl and vinyl siding does not attract Vinyl siding is a popular insects nor is it susceptible to choice among homeowners who mold or mildew. However, some

allocated to replacing the roof instead. If a project is low on the priority list but high Continued from pg. 2 b on the want list, re-examine those projects beginning a project. Doing so serves multi- higher up on the priority list to determine if ple purposes. First and foremost, eliminating they are more deserving of immediate attenoutstanding debt will free up more money to tion and funds than vanity projects. allocate toward the project. Eliminating debt will also make loan applicants more attrac- Overrun costs tive to prospective creditors, increasing their Not every home improvement project chances of securing loan and a lower interwill come in at or under budget. Many, in est rate. fact, go over budget due to a host of factors. Homeowners should not be caught The project’s priority off guard when a project goes over budget. Budgeting a home improvement project Instead, plan for the project to go over also involves being honest as to just how budget and expect such frustration. Allocate necessary the project is. For example, a man extra money in the original budget for overcave might be a dream project, but should run costs. This will reduce stress and frusit be a priority over other things around tration, and if the project comes in under the house? If wear and tear is taking its toll budget, then there’s extra money when the on the roof, for instance, the money going project is completed. – Metro Creative toward the man cave should probably be

vinyl siding cannot withstand extremely cold weather.

Solid wood Wood siding can last for decades and many homeowners love its old-fashioned appeal. However, homeowners who don’t want the hassle of worrying about their home’s exterior might be better suited to other options, as wood siding can be difficult to maintain. Because see SIDING, pg. 7 `

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SIDING Continued from pg. 6 b

wood will expand or contract depending on the season, wood siding is prone to cracking or splitting, and especially humid climates might foster mildew in wood siding. Wood siding typically requires restaining or repainting every few years, and such maintenance is necessary throughout the sidingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifespan. Proper and routine maintenance of wood siding can also help reduce the risk of termites or mold.

Aluminum

maintain than wood, though many homeowners still choose wood over aluminum on the basis of aesthetic appeal. Many homeowners often come down to deciding between aluminum and vinyl siding, and environmental concerns might come into play when making that decision. Aluminum siding is considered by many to be the more eco-friendly option, as some feel vinyl siding is bad for the environment and might even negatively affect human health. Aluminum siding is generally wind-resistant and homeowners enjoy its status as a relatively low maintenance siding option.

Stucco Many homeowners prefer stucco siding because of its unique makeup that allows them to choose a design and color uniquely their own. A manufactured product made up of cement, lime, sand, and water, stucco is easy to maintain and can last a very long time. Stucco installation, however, is an intricate process and homeowners can expect to pay more for stuccoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s installation than they would with other options, even though the installation can be finished very quickly, particularly when compared to wood siding.

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Mechanicsville Christian Center: Encountering Christ Sundays 9 & 10:30am (wonderful children’s ministries); Students meet Sun. & Thurs. nights. 8061 Shady Grove Rd. 746-4303 www.mccag.org

Fairmount Christian Church, 559-8070 6502 Creighton Rd. Sunday AM Worship Traditional 8:15 & 11am, Contemporary 9:30am, Bible School ay 8:15, 9:30am & 11am. Rick Raines, Senior Minister; Chris Santasiere, Associate Minister; Mike Langley, Associate Minister; Tracy Thomas, Worship & Music Minister; Mike Campbell, Youth Minister; Rose Williams, Children’s Director. fairmountchristian.org

Meadowbridge Seventh-Day Adventist Church 7400 Antique Lane Mechanicsville, Saturday Services: Sabbath School, 9:30am. Worship Service 11am. Wed. evening Prayer Meeting & Kids Clubs for Children of all ages, 7pm. Church phone #746-2788

New Highland Baptist Church Worship 8:30 am & 11 am, Sunday School 9:45am Pastor Robert Lee 9200 New Ashcake Road, Mech. 550-9601 www.newhighlandbaptist.org

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST Trinity Christian Church 8469 Atlee Road, 746-4838 Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. Nursery Provided Helen Simpson, LCSW, Associate Pastor Donna Lewis, Director of Music www.trinitychristianchurch.com

EPISCOPAL All SOULS CHURCH Worship at 9:30am on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays at Cool Spring Elem. School 9964 Honey Meadows Rd. Mech. Barbara Marques, Interim Vicar www.allsoulsva.org Immanuel Episcopal Welcomes You! 779-3454 3263 Old Church Rd. Sun 9&11am Holy Eucharist. Education for all ages at 10am. Nursery 10-12. Refreshments after 11am service. immanueloc.org St. Paul’s Episcopal Church , Rte 301 & 54, Hanover Courthouse, VA 23069, Summer Schedule: Sunday Service will be at 8am & 10:00am. A nursery is available for infants and toddlers at the 10:00am service. Lemonade on Lawn after 10am service. Rev. Jack Sutor 537-5516. stpaulshanover.org

EVANGELICAL FRIENDS Hanover Evangelical Friends 6420 Mech Trnpk. 804-730-9512, friendlychurch.org Worship: Sundays 8:30 or 11am, w/Sunday School @ 9:45. Daily preschool & after school child care.

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST Hanover Baptist Church ( 3 mi from Va Ctr Commons Mall). Practical Bible preaching & conservative, sacred music. Active teens & children’s master club. Family oriented & God-centered. Emphasize personal salvation through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior. 798-7190 www.hbcva.org LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH 4000 Creighton Rd., 1.8 mi. west of I295. "The Church With Your Family At Heart" Sunday School 9:45; Worship 11:00 Evening Service 6:00; Wednesday Evening AWANA (KJV) 7pm, Prayer Service 7:30 Pastor Don Sumpter. Find out more on our web: landmarkbaptistrichmond.org Rural Point Baptist Church 6548 Studley Road, 730-3226 www.ruralpointbaptist.com Truth Baptist Church, 627-2170

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Liberty Christian Church 8137 Liberty Circle, 746-8412 Sunday Services: Bible School 9:45am AM Worship 10:45am, Wed. Bible Study & Youth 6:00pm Minister: Shawn Williams libertychristianva.com Liberty Christian School Preschool-7th grade 746-3062 LCS Administrator: Margaret Greer libertychristianschool.org Pole Green Church of Christ 8319 Lee Davis Rd. 746-3376, 9am Sunday School; 10am Morning Worship; 7pm Wednesday Bible Study 746-3376 www.pgchurchofchrist.com

LUTHERAN Messiah Lutheran Church & School 8154 Atlee Rd. 746-7134 www.mlcas.org Sunday Service- 8:15 & 10:45am, Sun. School 9:30. Preschool for 3 -5 yr olds. Child Care 7am-6pm St Paul Lutheran Church (LCMS) 427-7500 8100 Shady Grove Rd, saintpaul-lcms.com Rev. Rodney Bitely, Pastor, Sunday School 9:15am, Worship Service 10:30am, Nursery Provided.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Solid Rock Ministries, 8166 Ladiestown Road Sunday Morning Contemporary Worship- 10:30am "Come As You Are!" Child care provided. 779-7904, Dr. Michael R. Howard, Pastor TMH/The Master’s House, 303A Ashcake Road, Ashland, Sun. 10AM, Wed. 7PM, "KIDMO" Kids Ministry, Youth Media/Gaming Center 368-7592. www.tmhnow.org.

PRESBYTERIAN MECHANICSVILLE PRESBYTERIAN Atlee & Signal Hill Rd. Nancy Clark, Interim Pastor 746-5496 www.mechpres.org Sunday Schedule: 9 am Contemporary 9:45 am Education 11 am Traditional SALEM Presbyterian Church - Loving members, biblically-based teaching & preaching. Join us in our historic sanctuary! Worship 11AM, fellowship after. 5394 Studley Rd. Pastor: Sandi Shaner 746-0732

SOUTHERN BAPTIST Black Creek Baptist Church , 6289 McClellan Rd. Sunday School, 9am; Worship 10:15am (Nursery prov.); Wed. night prayer service 7pm. 1st & 3rd Wed. Children in Action, Preschool to 5th grade, 6:45-7:45pm. Rev. John Johnson. Youth Pastor, Reverend Craig Secor. Church 781-0330. www.blackcreek.org Broadus Memorial Baptist Church , 5351 Pole Green Rd. Mechanicsville 23116. 8:45am Traditional Worship 10am Bible Study for all ages, 11am Contemporary Worship, Phil Peacock, Pastor. #779-2700 broaduschurch.org Cool Spring Baptist Church 9283 Atlee Station Rd. For info, activities & worship times visit www.coolspring.org or call 746-0800 Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church Celebrate Jesus with us on Sundays in Bible Study for all ages at 9:15am. Morning Worship 10:30am. Child care is available for all services. The church is located on Mech. Trnpk, Hwy 360, just east of Laburnum Ave., and 2.2 miles west of 295. For info., call 329.5420. Family Life Baptist Church. Come Join the Family! We’ve moved to American Legion Bldg., 8700 Bell Creek Rd., Mech. Sundays, 10:30am. Pastor Glenn Hawkins 335-6728. www.familylifehanover.com FCC - Fellowship Community Church Teaching the Word of God and watching for the miraculous. Hanover High School 9:45am www.fellowshipcc.com First Union Baptist Church, 6231 Pole Green Road (3 miles east of 295) We invite you to worship and grow in the spirit with us. Join us for church school at 8:45am & morning worship at 10am, community bible study 11am & 7:30pm each Wed. 746-4095 Hillcrest Baptist Church 11342 Hanover Courthouse Rd. 730-1500. Wed Eve 6 p.m.-Dinner & Study, Sun 11am Svc 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. hbchanover.org Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 8016 Atlee Rd, 746-7253 Dr. Rev.Tim Madison Sunday Schedule: 8:45am Contemporary Worship, 9:45 Bible Study & 11am Traditional Worship New Bethesda Baptist Church 9019 New Bethesda Rd. 779-2101 Todd Combee, Pastor Emily Swartz, Minister of Youth & Education Sunday School 9:30AM, Worship 10:45 am. Bible Study/Youth activities; 6:00 pm Wednesday Dinner/Prayer/Youth/Children 6pm www.newbethesda.org

Northside Baptist, 7600 Studley Road 746-4952 www.northsideva.org Worship 10:15am, Bible Study 9:00am Wed. activities for all ages: 5:30-7:30pm Shalom Baptist Church 6395 Mech Trnpk 746-7737 Rev. Mark Miller Sunday School 9:45am, Worship 11am, Wed. 6:30pm Children Bible Study / Youth Ryan Greene -Youth Min, Jean M. Dart, Music shalombaptist.net

SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST New Hope Baptist - Located at 5452 Spotslee Circle, Mechanicsville. Sunday school 9:45 am, Morning worship 10:30 am, afternoon 1pm, Wednesday Prayer & Bible study 7:30 pm. L. Ronald Staley, Pastor. For more info 321-2110. www.sovereigngraceinmechanicsville.org

UNITED METHODIST Enon United Methodist Church, 6156 Studley Rd. 23116 Rev. Dr. Jeff Harlow. 746-4719. Join us for Sun. Worship 11am (Nursery prov) Sun. School, 9:45am all ages. Family Service Wed. 6:15 - 7pm Lebanon United Methodist Church, 8492 Peaks Rd, 746-0980, R. Spencer Broce, Pastor Sunday Worship 9am & 11am (Nursery Provided) Sunday School all ages. 10 am. Staff Youth Director. www.lebanonumc.org Mechanicsville United Methodist Church 7356 Atlee Road, Join us for Sunday School at 9:45AM, Worship at 8:30 & 11 am. & Wed. night worship service at 6:45pm. Kerry D. Boggs, Pastor. 746-5118 Shady Grove United MethodistCelebrate Christ on Sunday Mornings. Traditional worship: 8:15 & 11:00. Contemporary worship: 9:45, Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00- All Ages. Nursery for preschoolers at all services. Corner of Meadowbridge & Shady Grove Rd, Mechanicsville. Jay Kelchner Pastor. 746-9073 shadygroveumc.org

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Patrick nervous, Stewart surly and Edwards gets pushy

By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com Eight of NASCAR’s top drivers visited the White House last Wednesday at a special invitation from President Barack Obama. Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Bush, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer met with the nation’s leader and took part in a ceremony honoring Johnson for his fifth straight Sprint Cup championship. “We get to see a few rooms that’s got like George Washington’s sword and things like that, just amazing memorabilia that you wouldn’t think still existed,” Hamlin said. Bowyer echoed Hamlin’s statement. “It was a neat day,” he said. “Obviously it means a lot as a human being to be in a place so special to our country, let alone a race car driver or anything else, for anybody to be able to get invited to the White House- That’s the House man! That’s where everything happens and to meet the President and everything that goes in with that day, it’s a special day.” Even Kyle Busch was not above being impressed. “The visit to the White House was fun,” he said. “It’s something that I’ve not done before so it was neat for me to get the invite and go there and see what it’s all about and see what our nation’s been built on. Certainly it’s a big house and it’s white and it’s old but there’s a lot of history built within it. Certainly to see that

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During interviews at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR Nationwide driver Danica Patrick expressed her reservations about IndyCar’s trip to Japan this weekend.

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Last week a group of top NASCAR drivers were invited to the White House to be recognized by President Barack Obama. From left: Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, President Barack Obama, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer.

history and to meet a President of the United States is pretty cool. We enjoyed it and hopefully we can go back later on this year as champion.” But more than anything, it was the opportunity to talk with the President in a casual setting that most impressed the drivers. “To kind of meet Obama, away from the TV cameras and in a separate room and get to hear what he knows about NASCAR and things like that, it’s pretty amazing to see the sports fan that he is,” Hamlin said. Bowyer too enjoyed the chance to see the more personal side of Barak Obama. “You know when the cameras go on everybody kind of puts the

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game face on, takes care of business,” he said. “The parts I love about this business and getting to meet people and everything else is behind the scenes. The conversations, the relationships, you know the true relationship. You kind of get to see the real person just for a quick minute.” Bowyer was also impressed by Obama’s NASCAR knowledge. “He talked about our sport, he understands our sport and is in tune with it,” Bowyer said. “I think that speaks volumes about our sport when somebody like the President, who has so many things on his plate, can sit with a group of guys that do it for a living and carry that conversation on. I

think it speaks volumes on his attention and thought for the sport.” During the East Room ceremony honoring Johnson, the President indicated the thrill of driving for NASCAR is something he is limited from enjoying. “I was telling these guys I’m not allowed to drive much these days, basically just my golf cart at Camp David, which is called Golf Cart One,” Obama said. “But I will say that it’s pretty tough to look at #48 and not want to jump in and take a few laps. I’m sure Jimmie would not be happy if I was doing that.” Still, Obama found see OBAMA, pg. 39 `

By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com Danica Patrick not looking forward to race in Japan This Sunday the Indycar race series is scheduled to run a race in Motegi, Japan. Because of the recent, earthquakes, tsunami and damage to nuclear reactors, driver Danica Patrick showed reservations about making the trip. “It’s not great. I mean I don’t want to make anyone mad, but heck yeah I’m concerned,” she said. “I mean, MotoGP has made a big fuss about going there and obviously their race got delayed and it’s still after ours the next weekend.” MotoGP conducted a study that deemed the area safe to hold their race event but Patrick was unsure how to interpret their findings.

“I don’t know if it necessarily means the radiation levels are elevated compared to the past, maybe they are but it’s not the highest around,” Patrick said. “The radiation seems like it’s okay.” However, Patrick’s greatest concern is with the food and water. “They say say don’t eat beef, which probably means don’t eat vegetables and fruit,” she said. “I read something about nine times the radiation in mushrooms so far out of Fukushima and that area. “I will pack precautions for my own food,” she added. “My husband and I will pack as much food as possible and water. I feel like the league should be responsible for all that but I’m not going to rely on them.” But there were more concerns besides radiation and food supply. “There’s earthquakes like every week and it seems like every other week there’s a see NOTES, pg. 41 `


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similarities between their two fields of employment. “NASCAR is a sport where anything that can go wrong, will go wrong during the season similar to being President.” In his speech, Obama placed Johnson among the best in all of sports. “Jimmie is not only one of the best drivers of all time, he’s up there with some of the best sports dynasties,” the President said. “If you think about it, only the Boston Celtics, the Yankees and the Canadians have won more than four titles in a row.” Obama then praised the other drivers as well. “We also want to give credit to the other Chase drivers up here who want Jimmie to know the second he makes a mistake they will be ready to knock him out of the victory lane.” It was uncertain whether Obama plans to parlay the NASCAR moment into a Presidential victory lane of his own. In 2008, his campaign considered sponsoring a Sprint

Cup car at Pocono, but that would not have been the first time a Presidential candidate put their name on a race car. The same year Ron Paul sponsored the two Nationwide cars driven by Kenny Wallace and Mike Bliss. Does Bowyer believe NASCAR is a good place to carry a presidential campaign? “I don’t know about the cars,” he said. “I think it’s a great place to campaign, we’ve seen that over the years. There isn’t any more loyal fans than NASCAR fans and if you can win them over you’ve got a fan’s vote.” Hamlin agreed. “It’s just that those guys know that there’s a huge audience, a lot of NASCAR fans watch each and every weekend and it’s the way to get their name out there.” At the end of the ceremony, Johnson presented Obama with the racing gloves he wore during his win at Las Vegas. The President said he would put them to use along with the helmet Johnson gave him during his previous visit. “I’ll wear the helmet and the gloves when I’m driving Golf Cart One.”

Mixed feelings for Hamlin during White House visit By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com Last Wednesday NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin found himself battling mixed emotions as he stood at the left hand of President Barack Obama. On one hand, a special invitation to the White House left Hamlin exited to return to Washington D.C. for the second time and take a closer look at the historic building. But at the public ceremony honoring the group of NASCAR drivers, it was hard to miss the fact that Jimmie Johnson stood at the right hand of the President. As much of an honor it was for the drivers to be invited to the White House, this was clearly Johnson’s day. In an East Room ceremony, Hamlin, Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer watched as Obama honored Johnson for his accomplishments in NASCAR and his five straight Sprint Cup titles, the latest in

which he edged out Hamlin on the final race of the 2010 season. “With so much extraordinary talent going on bumper to bumper in every race, just making the Chase is hard enough let along winning the whole thing” Obama said. “That’s why Jimmie is not only one of the best drivers of all time, he’s up there with some of the best sports dynasties. If you think about it, only the Boston Celtics, the Yankees and the Canadians have won more than four titles in a row.” It was far from the first time Hamlin stood by as witness to how close he had come to claiming his first NASCAR title. After nearly a year he still felt the painful thorn in his side from reminders of the near miss. Watching Johnson honored once again made those feelings reemerge. “Of course all that stuff rekindles and obviously makes you think of those different things,” he said. “It bothers you at times but you know you’ve got to relive it because you’ve got a full year of

different tributes to our champion. Respectfully to Jimmie he earned it and deserved it and I’m not going to take anything away from him.” Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch said in many ways Hamlin is not alone in his feelings. “It gets to all of us, trust us,” he said. “We all sit there and watch Jimmie, Jimmie, Jimmie and we’re all, ‘Come on man, how much more does this guy need?’ “But it’s good,” Busch added. “When you win the championship that’s the recognition you want. The only problem is it’s too much of Jimmie is because he’s won it five times in a row. So he deserves it.” For Hamlin, the past year has been a matter of channeling those feelings into something positive. “It is motivation, that’s all you can use it for because last year is last year.” And this year has been far different from 2010.” When Hamlin left Richmond last September he was the top

Denny Hamlin shakes hands with President Barack Obama.

driver heading into the Chase. This year he fought to even make it into the championship run. Fighting back from the constant reminders of Johnson’s accomplishments was evident in Hamlin’s synopsis of this season. “We’ve had our struggles this year,” he said. “When you look at all the DNFs and all the different mechanical failures and driver errors that we’ve had this year, for anybody else we’d be 22nd in points right now but we’re in for a shot to win a championship if things go good this weekend.”

8k Training Team launched in Mechanicsville By Ben Wade Sports Backers Some people break into a cold sweat just thinking about running or walking five miles. And with good reason! If you’re at the beginning of an exercise regimen, five miles is nothing to sneeze at and will be a major accomplishment when you reach that milestone. But Dan Blankenship, the head coach of the newly formed 8-week HCA Virginia 8k training team, wants you to think about it differently. “Our training team starts you walking or jogging one mile in a group setting that is both encouraging and motivating. You gradually increase the mileage each week with built-in recovery weeks. You don’t think

about the end goal, you think about smaller weekly goals,” said Blankenship, who is also the head coach of the popular YMCA 10k training team that prepares runners for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k. The inaugural 8k training team begins September 17 in five convenient locations around the city, including Cool Spring Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. It focuses on walkers and joggers who are looking for a fun, social way to a healthier lifestyle. “We are becoming a healthier society and Richmond is becoming more fit thanks to Sports Backers training teams,” states Blankenship. The 8k training team is geared for those who rarely exercise or are ready to get off the couch

and has been created to tailor to anybody’s fitness level. Mandy Burnette, head coach of the downtown location at Retreat Hospital should know. The program is “very adaptable to help meet ones specific goals,” Burnette describes. “You’ll get a structured training schedule as well, which is great for people new to the commitment of regular exercise.” Both coaches agree the training program can work for anyone trying to get their life on a healthier path, but it takes that initial push to get you going. “In August 2006 I was out of shape and could barely walk a mile,” Burnette recounts. “Two friends encouraged me to sign up for the 8k. I trained week after week and on 11/11 I ran 5

miles Since then, I’ve run 26.2 twice.” Blankenship recounted a similar story. He just laced up a new pair of shoes and decided to go out for a two mile run. “I made it out of the driveway and down to the second mailbox on my street before I had to stop, gasping for air.” He kept at it, pushed himself further and further, 14 years later “I’ve completed 18 marathons, 10 half marathons, and dozens of 5ks, 8ks, and 10ks.” Since then, he’s been using his running experience and inspiring backstory to help coach many in Richmond. Both coaches emphasize the social benefits of group endurance training. “It’s hard to stay motivated when training by yourself,” Blankenship explains.

“Through the team environment you’ll receive plenty of motivation to keep you on track.” They explain how the training team is meant to provide a fun, warm social environment to encourage everyone who joins. They explain how mutual accountability and encouragement from teammates and coaches help members achieve unprecedented success and unexpected benefits. “The social aspects of this program are probably some of my favorite benefits,” muses Burnette. “Before participating in a Sports Backers training program, I was a solo runner. Now, I love running with others and have met some of my closest friends through training.” You can join your

friends, neighbors and other Mechanicsville residents in training for the November 12 HCA Virginia 8k at Cool Spring Baptist Church. Online registration will remain open until September 23 at www. richmondmarathon.org, but the first training session will be held at 7:30 a.m. on September 17. The $55 fee includes a training guide, weekly group runs with experienced coaches, entry into the HCA Virginia 8k, a t-shirt as well clinics on proper shoes and what to expect on race day. “Crossing the finish line of your first race or 10th, the feeling is amazing. A true sense of accomplishment,” Burnette says with hopes of helping many more people understand that feeling.

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Track craziness carries on into post race

Photos by Charlie Leffler/The Local

The on track excitement during the Wonderful Pistachios 400 was tense, but things really got crazy during post-race interviews. Above left: Kyle Busch appears to have heard enough of his brother Kurt’s run-ins with reporters. Center: Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson cuddle up close as five drivers squeeze into the small confines of the interview stage. Above right: Matt Kenseth decides to join the melee by sitting on Johnson’s lap.

Kurt Busch on losing end of head games By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com Saturday night’s Wonderful Pistachios 400 brought one of the wildest and exciting NASCAR races Richmond International Raceway has seen in recent years. A record tying 15 cautions brought on by a multitude of accidents added all of the thrills, tension and taunt nerves NASCAR fans enjoy so much. But what many NASCAR fans missed out on the frayed nerves and run-ins that followed the race on into a media center. When Kurt Busch stepped into the room, the real show began. Busch’s night was highlighted by a pair of on track runins with “Five-Time” Jimmie Johnson and a pit road run-in with a reporter, from whom he reportedly had to be restrained by crew members. Entering the media center Busch picked up where he left off, swerving away from the press conference stage and to the camera platform in the back of the room where he confronted NASCAR.com writer

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Joe Menzer. With a metal railing separating the two, Busch began berating Menzer over the earlier incident on pit road. The driver so inflamed Menzer that the reporter momentarily charged at Busch before cooler heads prevailed and made Busch go back to the front of the room. Still in a snit, Busch took a seat at one end of the press table beside his brother Kyle while Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart occupied the remaining seats. However, before the interviews could begin, the tension in the room doubled as Johnson entered the media center. Unlike Busch, Johnson was in a lighthearted mood. Seeing there was no space left on the stage, he circled back to the side of the room to wait for the next round of interviews. Not wanting Johnson to be left out, Newman decided to give him a job. “We could have Five-Time introduce us,” Newman joked. “That would be cool.” After the laughter died down, an additional chair was added for Johnson on the opposite end of the table from Busch. He then jokingly cuddled up close as Stewart threw an arm

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around his shoulders. But the apprehension quickly returned when Busch was asked for his viewpoint on the wrecks with Johnson. “For 398 laps we had a solid car and one of those laps I got into Turn 1 too hot and got into the #48,” Busch said. “The other lap was when the #48 retaliated and spun us around. If you guys can really figure it out, you can figure out what to write, but to me when guys are out there racing, we’re racing. That’s what we’re supposed to be writing about.” The ball was then tossed into Johnson’s court as he added his thoughts on if the level of payback will continue into the Chase. “When someone feels wronged, a lot of times people are going to take that opportunity to get even and settle it then and go on with it,” he said. Like the on-track incidents, everything could have been put to bed then and there if not for an earlier televised statement by Busch during his pit road interview. “When he came back at us, you know, you see it coming,” he said. “That’s not something you see from Jimmie Johnson every day so I know we’re in his head.” The real question was who

was in whose head. When Associated Press reporter Jenna Fyer questioned Johnson about the statement, Busch cut her off. “I didn’t say that tonight,” he interrupted. “You did,” Fryer replied. “Did not,” Busch shot back. “I can pull the transcript,” Fyer said indicating the printed version of Busch’s earlier interview. “Pull your Twitter. Pull your Twitter,” Busch said. “It’s not on Twitter.”

“Facebook,” Busch said. “It’s not on Facebook.” “You said, ‘We’re in his head,’” Fryer replied. “It was on TV.” “Okay,” Busch finally conceded. At some point, Busch’s brother Kyle, normally considered the more irrational one of the pair, appeared to have heard enough and put his fingers in his ears. The rest of the press conference proceeded without

incident but when Busch left the stage he confronted Fryer. The reporter handed Busch a copy of the printed transcript with the ‘in his head’ statement. Busch took it from her, tore it in half and set it back in front of her before promptly leaving the room. Throughout the weekend, several drivers made statements about testing Johnson’s mental toughness. At least for Kurt Busch, it appeared he came out on the losing end.

No more trucks for Harvick By Dave Lawrence For The Mechanicsville Local No more truckin’ Kevin Harvick is lightening his workload. On Wednesday, Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, announced that he will merge his Nationwide Series operations with Richard Childress Racing. On Friday, he announced that he will no longer field teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. www.mechlocal.com He had already suspended See slideshow online! his truck manufacturing operation more than a month ago. “It’s just a tough model busiCharlie Leffler/The Local ness-wise,” Harvick said. “We Kevin Harvick and his wife Delana have decided to no longer see HARVICK, pg. 43 `

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really big one,” she said. “I mean there’s been a couple 6.5s in the last week or two.” Patrick said she is not alone in her feelings. “I think there’s a general concern for the safety of being over there. I’m told that Indycar has an emergency plan if something happens and we all need to get out, which is terrible to think about.” Being as this is the final year the race will be run in Japan, Patrick could not understand why there has been so much pressure to conduct the event in an area of potential danger. “I guess it’s just, we’ve compromised on the track, because we’re racing on the road course and not the oval,” she said. “Indycar is not going back after this year anyway. It just seems like a lot of forced things to make it happen. But I’m just a driver and I show up where I’m told to show up.” Tony Stewart feeling pressured by the media Teetering on the brink of missing the Chase, driver Tony Stewart was getting a little tired of answering whether or not he was feeling pressure. “The pressure is all of the media standing here,” he said. “We’re doing the same thing we always do every week. It’s you guys asking us the same questions for eight straight weeks in a row is annoying. That’s where the pressure is coming in because we’re answering the same thing that we answered for the last seven weeks. That is where it gets annoying after awhile and gets to be very monotonous.” With Stewart’s surly reply, one reporter tried a different approach. “What should we be asking?” Stewart’s reply was expected. “I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t do your job. Come up with something original.” Dumb & dumber… questions Irritated with Tony Stewart’s

response, one reporter thought he might find a more welcome response from Kurt Busch- possibly forgetting the fact that Busch’s last trip to Richmond brought on a profanity laced tirade over his team’s radio. “What kind of advice would you have for Tony Stewart and how do you deal with the aggravation of the media?” the reporter asked. “Really? That’s what you’re asking?” answered a stunned Busch. “I’m supposed to give Tony Stewart advice? Let’s go to the next question.” What kind of math are you using? On Thursday afternoon, Richmond International Raceway held a press conference to give reporters a chance to talk to each driver who could still possibly make the Chase. “Mathematically, we still have 14 drivers that are still eligible to get into the Chase,” said NASCAR’s Kerry Tharp, pointing out that the number doubles any previous possibilities. One reporter was unsatisfied with the statement. “Your notes say mathematically, what do they say realistically?” “Mathematically is realistically,” Tharp replied. “I believe in math.” The first driver introduced was A.J. Allmendinger. “Am I a part of this mathematically or realistically?” he asked. “You are both,” Tharp replied. Sorry I lost my decoder ring Anyone listening in on Denny Hamlin’s team radio during last weeks race in Atlanta found themselves confused. That included crew chief Mike Ford. Due to the fact other teams can listen to communications, drivers and their crew chiefs often talk in code. However, that presents a problem when they are both not on the same page. “Thank goodness for the rain break,” Hamlin said, “because he started adjusting the car off of what I’m telling him but I’m

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telling him the opposite and it was a big ol mess. I should have never said anything. “We try to get too cute at times and a lot of teams do, talking in code about what their team’s doing and what not,” Hamlin said. “In Atlanta, if your car’s good it’s a big game in a sense of how hard you want to go in the beginning, the end, the middle, to save tires and what not. I was trying to relay to him that everything was okay, I’m just pacing myself. Everything’s going to be fine. But he started turning jack bolts and the car and track bar and I started panicking that ‘hey don’t do that. “Once we had that break he understood what I was talking about.” I’m not putting up with it anymore In Atlanta driver Mark Martin was involved in an on track incident with Reagan Smith leading to questions if

he is no longer taking on the personae of the perfect gentleman racer. “(With) how equal the cars are, it’s pushed everyone to really a whole different level of driving than it used to,” Martin said. “Part of that requires less sportsmanship and more- me; more selfishness. And I’m falling right in there with the gang. “These restarts, they’re getting pretty tough,” he said. “I’m not going to be run in to. I’m not going to be run in to. I don’t run into people and people aren’t going to get away with running into me.” Don’t look at me Needing a good finish at Richmond, Denny Hamlin wanted to keep things cordial with Martin’s adopted ‘looking out for number one’ stance on racing. “I think you’ve been a perfect gentleman,” Hamlin told Martin. “I haven’t wrecked you have I?” Martin replied.

“I’m not sure that we’ve… well,” Hamlin thought for a moment. “We had one scrap but that was a long time ago,” Martin said. “I think you bumped into me last year at Homestead when you were helping out your teammate (Jimmie Johnson).” “That was an accident though,” Martin said. Flying the flag While many drivers at Richmond sported 9/11 paint schemes on their car, no one went as far as Kyle Busch. The traditional #18 was repainted with the flag and nothing else. “It takes a lot of people to just kind of give up the real estate obviously,” Busch said. “Advertising is the main reason as to why we can race these cars around the race track. M&M’s, NOS Energy Drink, Interstate Batteries and all the folks we’re partners with took their logos off the car. I did my part, I took my name off the car.” Was Busch worried his fans or detractors would be able to find him on the track? “It’s not ever hard to find the #18,” Busch smirked. “Trust me, just because it’ always gets some sort of attention.” Because of point rules,

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The Sam Rogers Show runs over Patriots Hanover rolls past Patrick Henry 42-14 By Jim Fields jfields@mechlocal.com The Hanover Hawks served notice Friday that they are ready to defend the Capital District title they won last year with a 42 -14 non-district, season opening win over Patrick Henry. Junior quarterback Sam Rogers ran for 159 yards on 14 carries and scored three touchdowns as he showed why he is considered one of the best players in the Central Region and that Hanover might go as far this season as he can carry them. He also completed six-ofseven passes for 126 yards. The 5-11, 200 pounder scored on runs of 1, 2 and 37 yards. The final touchdown gave Hanover a 35-0 lead with 9:50 remaining in the third quarter. At that point, Hanover coach Josh Just pulled Rogers and the only action he saw the rest of the game was to hold for a final extra point. “Rogers is one of the better players in the Central Region,” said Patrick Henry coach Sammy Hart. “We knew we needed to contain him and we

No. 1 HERMITAGE 27, LEE-DAVIS 0 Top-ranked Hermitage opened its season with a 27-0 victory over visiting Lee-Davis on Friday night. Derrick Green had 27 carries for 132 yards and three touchdowns for the Panthers. Triston Wright had six catches for 64 yards. The Panthers were led on defense by D’Vonta Derricott’s eight tackles.

just didn’t.” Just also complimented Rogers’ play. “Sam made some big plays tonight,” Just said. “We have two good quarterbacks and wanted to get Andrew Knizner some snaps. So when we got ahead, we were able to put Andrew in and rest Sam.” Patrick Henry opened the game with a 16-play, 58 yard drive that took 8:02 off the clock. The Patriots had third and fourth down passes from the Hawks’ 16 fall incomplete to end the drive. In addition to not scoring, Patrick Henry lost a key player when Trey Roberts went down with an ankle injury. “Robert might have a broken ankle and be lost for the season,” Hart said. “He’s our center and one of our team leaders. He will not be easy to replace if he’s

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Ruben Rucker was 25 of 35 passing for 217 yards and a touchdown, and rushed 11 times for 80 yards and a TD to help unranked Atlee rout No. 10 Deep Run. Will McCombs added 10 receptions for 107 yards and a score for the Raiders (1-0), and Shaq Williams had six recepLee-Davis ................. 0 0 0 0 — 0 tions for 62 yards and a TD. Hermitage ................ 7 7 13 0 — 27 Atlee’s Cole Woody had 10 H — Green 9 run (Stiebel kick) tackles, a sack and a fumble H — Brown 1 pass from Worley recovery. Wilson Vaughn and (Stiebel kick) Matt Gamble each had a touchH — Green 10 run (Stiebel kick) H — Green 5 run (kick failed) down for the Wildcats (0-1).

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lost for any length of time.” Due to a long Patrick Henry (0-1) drive, the teams were scoreless in the first quarter, but Hanover (1-0) exploded for 28 points in the second period. Rogers’ first touchdown gave Hanover a 7-0 lead with 10:37 left in the half. When Patrick Henry couldn’t move the ball, the Patriots punted and the Hawks took over on their 25. Rogers rambled for 55 yards on first down, and two plays later, Lawrence Jones scored from three yards out. The score was 14-0 after Matt Palman, who was six-for-six on extra points, made the conversion. On Patrick Henry’s second play after taking the kickoff, Clay Sorah intercepted a pass giving Hanover the ball at the Patriots’ 29. It took the Hawks three plays and 1:16 to score

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Deep Run .................. 0 7 0 7 — 14 Atlee .........................14 7 27 7 — 55 A — Rucker 3 run (Williams run) A — T. Pulisic 19 interception return (pass failed) DR — Vaughn 1 run (Vlahcevic kick) A — Williams 10 pass from Rucker (J. Pulisic kick) A — Weggen blocked punt return (J. Pulisic kick) A — Jackson 9 run (J. Pulisic kick) A — Rucker 13 run (kick failed bad snap) A — Jackson 2 run (J. Pulisic kick) A — McCombs 30 from Berry (J. Pulisic kick) DR — Gamble 31 run (Vlahcevic kick)

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Above left: Patrick Sorey (84) and the Hanover defense pressured the PH offense led by QB Kahill Mock (4) . Above: QB Sam Rogers (10) led Hanover on the ground and “thru the air” in the Hawks 42-14 victory over host Patrick Henry on Friday night.

with Rogers finding the end zone from the two for a 21-0 lead. Hanover’s final touchdown of the quarter came on a threeplay, 50-yard drive that took only 20 seconds. Rogers completed consecutive passes to Rashard Thornton and Mike Holland of 12 and 36 yards respectively to put the ball on the Patrick Henry two. Jones then scored for a 28-0 halftime lead. “You certainly don’t want to get that far behind in the first half,” Hart said. “We talked about the score at halftime and how we needed to come out in the second half and keep playing hard.” Kahlil Mock hooked up with Raymon Minor for two fourth quarter touchdown passes for the Patriots. The first scored was a 71-yard pass and run play. “Like I said, you don’t like to

get behind as much as we did [42-0],” Hart added. “Even so, we did some good things in the second half and maybe we can build on them.” Patrick Henry has another Hanover County battle Friday when the Patriots travel to Atlee, while Hanover plays J.R. Tucker. “Tonight, I don’t know a thing about Tucker,” Just said. “By tomorrow at this time, we’ll have done our film work on Tucker and I’ll have some ideas about what to expect and how we’ll play them.” One thing for sure is the Hawks haven’t forgotten the loss to Dinwiddie that ended their season last year in the Central Region championship game after going undefeated to get there. “The team has been wearing little green wrist bands that say 28-21,” Just concluded. “They

wear them all the time except in games. It’s a motivator and reminder that we still have work to do.” Hanover ................... 0 28 7 7 – 42 Patrick Henry.......... 0 0 0 14 – 14 H – Rogers 1 run (Palmen kick) H – Jones 3 run (Palmen kick) H – Rogers 2 run (Palmen kick) H – Jones 2 run (Palmen kick) H – Rogers 37 run (Palmen kick) H – Knizner 5 run (Palmen kick) PH – Minor 71 pass from Mock (McKee kick) PH – Minor 7 pass from Mock (McKee kick) RUSHING: Hanover – Rogers 14 carries, 169 yards, Jackson 9-45, Jones 6-33, Knizner 5-19; Patrick Henry – Mock 535, Thomas 6-19, Baylor 9-13, Wong 2-6, M. Minor 2-1. PASSING: Hanover – Rogers 6 completions, 7 attempts, 0 interceptions, 126 yards. Knizner 1-1-0-8; Patrick Henry –Mock 6-10-1-113. RECEIVING: Hanover – Holland 2 receptions, 48 yards, Knizner 1-54, Thornton 1-12, Bazala 1-8, Brooks 1-5, Mahmood 1-5; Patrick Henry – R. Minor 4-80, Thomas 1-12, Harris 1-10.


R-MC edges past Averett for 15-7 road win Second half surge saves Yellow Jackets Contributed report Randolph-Macon (2-0) earned its second win of the season with a 15-7 road victory over Averett on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jacket defense allowed just seven points for the second consecutive week and allowed just 271 yards of offense and 109 in the second half. R-MC’s Thaddeus Scruggs ran for 173 yards on the day, 115 of those coming in the second-half, including the game winning score in the fourth quarter.

Randolph-Macon got on the board first when Josh Storm connected on a 23 yard field goal to cap a nine play, 48 yard drive, with nine minutes go in the first quarter. Things stayed that way until the beginning of the second quarter when the Cougars put together a seven play, 55-yard drive that was finished off when Joe McCaul found Kirkland Brown for a 29-yard touchdown pass to put AU up 7-3 with 13:22 to go in the half. The Cougars had a chance to build on their lead on its first possession of the second quarter, driving down to the RMC 15. But the Jackets held off Averett Cougars forcing a kick

attempt. AU missed the field goal and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after the play, gave RMC good field position, at their own 35. The Jackets pieced together a drive that stalled at the Averett 23, but R-MC pulled within one on a Storm 35-yard field goal. The Randolph-Macon defense forced a three and out on AU’s next possession and were able to drive down into Cougar territory with Storm once again connecting on a field goal, this time from 38 yards out to put R-MC up 9-7 with just 12 minutes to play. After another defensive stop by the R-MC defense, the Yellow

Jackets got the ball back and put together a scoring drive that was highlighted by a 37 yard, third down pass conversion from freshman quarterback Zac Naccarato to Christian Cook down to the AU 15. An unsportsmanlike penalty would push R-MC back to the AU 30, but two consecutive runs, the second a 13 yard scoring scamper by Scruggs, put R-MC up 15-7 with eight minutes to play after the two point conversion failed. Averett had a shot to tie the game when it intercepted a pass on the Yellow Jackets 38 yard line with just over three minutes to go. The Jackets defense would come up big forcing AU into a

Tigers cruise past Bishops 56-17 Contributed report On Saturday, the HampdenSydney Tigers improved to 20 on the season with a 56-17 road win over North Carolina Wesleyan (0-2). H-SC was tough to stop, amassing 552 yards of offense, while Travis Lane (Mills Godwin) was nearly flawless completing 28 of 32 attempts for 389 yards and seven touchdowns. Senior receiver Kyle Vance also had a breakout day, catching 11 of Lane’s passes for 170 yards and four touchdowns. Vance hauled in the 31-yard touchdown reception just 58 seconds into the game to give the Tigers the quick 7-0 lead. While sophomore tight end Eric Gorsline caught the next two Tiger touchdowns in the first quarter, the Tiger defense did not give any ground. In fact, they pushed the Bishops back 33 yards total in the first quarter. The H-SC defense carried over into the second quarter, forcing two more three-and-outs

from the Bishops. Meanwhile, the offense continued to shine. Lane and Vance built upon the 21-0 first quarter lead, when they connected on a five yard pass just two and a half minutes into the second quarter putting Hampden-Sydney up 35-0. After another three-and-out by the defense, Kevin Quicker’s 50-yard punt put the Tigers on their own two-yard line. Lane hit Vance for a 43-yard reception to start the drive, getting the offense in friendlier territory. Two throws to Vance for 28 yards, and two Evan King rushes for 18 yards, the Tigers were quickly in striking distance. Two plays later, senior running back Kirk Rohle (Hanover) ran in for the two-yard score putting his team up 35-0 heading into intermission. North Carolina Wesleyan made halftime adjustments and was able to score on a 10 play, 81-yard drive to start the half. Jacques Alston’s 33 yard rush made it a 35-7 game. The Tigers responded in the next three minutes as Rohle

accounted for 27 yards before Lane hit Vance for the third time in the end zone on a 25yard strike. The Bishops’ ensuing drive was again cut short with a three-and-out. Zach Morgan and Alex Price stopped Jamal Smith three yards in the backfield to start the drive. After two incomplete passes, the Bishops punted. One play later, Hampden-Sydney tacked on seven more points when Lane hit sophomore Dallas Steelman for a 50-yard touchdown on an 11-second drive to put the game at 49-7. Though the Bishops scored another touchdown to make it 49-14, the Tigers quickly responded on the first play of the fourth quarter with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Lane to Vance. North Carolina Wesleyan was able to get the final score of the game, and Quicker’s 37 yard field goal made it a 56-17 game. The Tigers tallied 148 rushing yards and an impressive 404 passing yards. Rohle led the

rushing attack with 78 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Rohle also had four receptions for 22 yards. John Michael Sparagna (Atlee) also hauled in four receptions for 65 yards. North Carolina Wesleyan’s passing game was led by John Jackson’s 24 completions on 34 attempts for 257 yards. Jarret Coffield was his favorite target with five receptions for 95 yards. Alston led the way on the ground with 77 yards and both Bishop touchdowns. Defensively, sophomore Sean Stewart was the high man with nine tackles, two pass break ups, one forced fumble and one recovery. Kenny Fryman (Hanover) and Price each had seven tackles. Fryman added a sack and 2.5 tackles-for-loss. As a defense, the Tigers recorded two sacks for a loss of 15 yards and 6.0 tackles for a loss of 27 yards. Hampden-Sydney returns home next Saturday, September 17 to host the Panthers of Ferrum College. Kick-off is set for 1 pm.

passing situation and Andrew Leonard got R-MC the ball back with an interception with just over three minutes to go. Naccarato was 6-of-12 on the day, while QB Greg Petrohovich (Benedictine) was 7-of-7 for 38 yards in the wins. R-MC had 408 yards of total offense and held the ball for over 34 minutes

on the day. Leonard led R-MC with six tackles and an interception while, Brandon Ornduff and Joe Pricone each had two sacks. Randolph-Macon will be back in action at home this Saturday when it hosts current USA South and future ODAC foe Shenandoah at 1 p.m.

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have scrimped and scraped and got the sponsorship and things that you need. [General Motors] has been a great supporter of everything that we’ve done. But from a business standpoint, sometimes you just have to make the decisions as to what you want to do and for us it just didn’t make sense.” He said he was trying to focus more on his Sprint Cup team and driving. “On all of these decisions, still being involved with everything at RCR will allow me to spend more time on my Cup team,” Harvick said. “Takes an extreme amount of pressure off of me as a driver and an owner.” Obama and the Bieb Jeff Gordon has had quite a whirlwind of a week. After earning his 85th victory – and claiming sole possession of third place on NASCAR’s all-time win list – in Atlanta on Tuesday, he has been busy flying up and down the East Coast. His first stop was a trip to the White House Wednesday in a ceremony honoring last year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup participants. Thursday, he had three stops: a kickoff event for Drive to End Hunger in Richmond, back to Washington for an event at the AARP headquarters. He had one more thing on his agenda that day. “My lovely wife, who loves

fashion asked me a few weeks ago if I would make a trip up to New York,” Gordon said. “I ended up going up there. I didn’t know I was going to meet the Bieb.” If NASCAR fans seem kind of wild, fans of the Bieb – aka Justin Bieber – are even wilder. “I don’t know what it was like to be in close proximity to the Beatles back in the day, but that was about the only thing I could think of,” Gordon said. “We showed up at the Dolce & Gabbana store and it was like a rock concert for teenage girls.” Gordon was still recovering Friday morning. “You look at the win on Tuesday, the White House on Wednesday, the food drive and fashion week and now I’m back at the race track,” Gordon said. “So yeah, my head is still spinning.”

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NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon had an All-American week, visiting President Barack Obama,, meeting Justin Beiber then being a part of the 9/11 ceremony at RIR.


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Uncontested Divorces & Separation Agreements

Uncontested Divorces $495 plus costs 804-564-0016 Susan H. Call, Esquire Saturday Appointments 7301 Hanover Green Dr. Mechanicsville

TREE SERVICE ACT NOW & SAVE! Stump removal special. Lic/ins. Free est. Reasonable prices, 804-338-7763.

Pets & Animals

SKILLED LABOR

DOGS

Announcements AUCTION SALES PUBLIC AUCTION - Atlee Station Self Stg., 9285 Cool Spring Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 746-7867. The following will be sold at public auction @10:30 a.m., Sept. 17, 2011 for non-payment of rent. E264 Maria Hidalgo; C110 Curtis Thompson (chimney sweep items) & E290. Cash/Credit Card. We reserve the right to reject all bids.

FOUND FOUND: Parrot in Battlefield Green Sub. on Tuesday, August 30th. If yours, please contact Hanover Animal Control at 365-6485.

YARD & ESTATE SALES 23116 - THE ULTIMATE SALE for Bargain Hunters! Sat. 9/17, 8 am - 1 pm. Huge Annual Indoor Yard & Bake Sale. Church of the Redeemer. 8275 Meadowbridge Road, Mech. Across from Mem. Regional Med. Center. Enormous variety of furniture, household, electronics, toys, books clothing & more. Delicious baked goods. All proceeds benefit Haiti. No early birds. MULTI FAM YARD SALE -SAT., 9/17 - 7am - 12 pm R/S, 6008-6009 Homehills Road (Pebble Creek Sub.) Women’s Clothes Size 10/12; Girls Clothes Size 7-10; Home Decor: rocking chair, bookshelf children’s books, dollhouse, sports equip. & toys. Sat. Sept. 17th, 7 am- 12noon. 8052 Ellerson Station Drive. Toys, children’s clothing, Gymboree & Carters, baby items, womens clothing, household items & more!

Bichon - Yorkie puppy 6 months old. Buff in color. To a great Home. Call 769-7856

Farmers’ Markets Miniature Horse For Sale 3-females, 1-male. $800 each. Call 901-2163

Education & Instruction ARTS & MUSIC Piano Lessons for 7 year olds to Senior Adults. Creative & computer activities enhance lessons. Experienced Teacher. Reference available. Call 779-0488 or email: LC1219@hughes.net Take piano lessons from a pianist with a Bachelor of Music degree! Learn to play pieces of composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Sign up now for weekly lessons. Contact Phillip Patrick at 804.241.3035.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Bed - New Mattress Set in Plastic w/ warr. Full $99, Queen $109, King $189. Delivery/Lay -A-Way. 218-0680

Recreation RV STORAGE

Transportation AUTOS FOR SALE 2003 Honda CRV EX, 1-owner, Non-Smoker, All Wheel Drive, Moon Roof, 151k miles. $9,800. Call 804-730-2912 before 9pm.

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GENERAL EMPLOYMENT Mechanicsville Company seeking a full time individual as a general handyman for home improvements, general maintenance and miscellaneous maintenance items . Good benefit package. Contact Ken Lawson at (804) 779-4871 or email resume with skills to K.Lawson@HTAS.US Receptionist – FT receptionist needed for busy medical practice. Knowledge of Misys and EMR is preferred. Prior medical office experience preferred. Interested candidates please email your resume to: ychilders@ldmcpc.com Full-time Sprayer / Spreader Operator CDL Preferred. Drug Test & DMV Record Required. Experience Necessary. Please apply in person: Crop Production Services, Aylett 804-769-9200. EOE

Hair Stylist - 2-Booth Rentals Available & Nail Tech - 1- Booth Rental Available. Low Rent & 1st Month Free! Make own schedule. Great Money & Many Extras. Call Mickey, 339-7993 . Local Lawn Care Co looking for energetic PT or FT worker. Experience & Driver’s License a plus. Call 769-3090. Pro Maids is looking for dependable people who take pride in their work. Good pay + bonus. M-F Days. Use our car while on the job. Call 550-7171.

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WANTED AUTOS A. J. ’S JUNK CAR REMOVAL

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MARKETING

Leasing Consultant Mechanicsville Apartment Community seeing experienced leasing consultant. Tax Credit Knowledge preferred. Competitive salary & benefits package. Fax resume to 804-559-8756. EOE

Merchandise Firewood - Oak & Hickory. Small & Large Load Delivered. 804-746-1281

Electrical Helpers and Apprentices Tolley Electrical Corporation is seeking first year apprentices and helpers for commercial work. Apprenticeship training, paid holidays & vacations, retirement, insurance benefits are offered. Transportation is required. Please email paul@tolleyelectric.com or apply at 10981 Richardson Rd, Ashland 23005

CANVASSERS -NEEDED for VA area. reliable trans. Fund Raise for Local Vol Fire&Rescue.540-760-9934

HORSES & CATTLE

Secure covered storage: RV’s/Motor Homes/ Campers. Any height/length. $80/mo. 804-456-0251.

FIREWOOD & FUEL

Recruitment

804-441-4314 WE BUY JUNK CARS $100 & UP!!!

Place your ad here and it will be delivered to over 25,000 households. Call 746-1235 or email sales@mechlocal.com for advertising information.

Cellular Sales, LLC / Verizon Wireless Interested in a career in sales? Come visit us this Wednesday, Sept 21st 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 8550 Patterson Ave Richmond, VA 23229 to hear more about the exciting opportunity in sales with us! Come dressed to impress and bring your resume. Hope to see you there!

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HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALISTS FLOORS

CARPENTRY Affordable Home Repairs Carpentry, Roofing, Siding, Replacement Windows Gutters & Decks. Lic/Ins. Jim Martin, 347-3812

CHIMNEY CLEANING

Carpet, Vinyl, VCT, Wood, Laminate, Ceramic Virginia Flooring Specialists Free Estimates (804)-244-1239 Check out Photos on Facebook

Hanover Chimney Sweeps - Serving area since 1981. Ins. Chimney & Gutter Cleaning. 746-1056

Hardwood Installation & Refinishing. Laminate & Tile flooring also. Licensed & Insured. Call Derrick 804-928-6564.

CONCRETE/BRICK

GARAGES/GARAGE DOORS

Brickwood Construction, Masonry Contractor Over 30 years experience, Licensed & Insured. Brick & block work and repairs. Call 804-730-2722.

GENERAL CONTRACTORS

D & P Concrete Patios, Sidewalks, Driveways, Garages, Agerate & Footings. Call 572-4510 or 221-2342

C.B. Waybright Building/Remodeling, Additions/Siding Decks/Windows. Lic/Ins. Free Estimate Call 779-3411 or 382-0059

Mechanicsville Masonry Free Estimates. Licensed and Insured Small Residential Projects (804) 754-6722

New Homes, Additions, Florida Rooms, Garages, Decks, Interior Trim, Masonry, Pole Barns, Railings & More. Licensed/Insured. Call Murphy & Toland Inc. for your free estimate, 804-912-5222.

DRIVEWAYS 10% off with this ad - DRIVEWAY SEAL COATING Hand Applied - Commercial Grade Call Seal This! LLC 248-1654 www.richmondsealing.com

-SEASON SPECIAL- Load of Driveway Stone, delivered & tailgate spread, $195. Top Soil $175/ per load. Also available driveway grading & bushogging. Call 400-9957 Stoneman Paving Co. Inc. Res/Com. Asphalt, Concrete, Seal Coating & Striping, Driveways, Patios, & Pool Decks. Lic/Ins. 20 yrs. exp. 746-9102 stonemanpaving.com

ELECTRICAL Always Call Brent Electric Master Electrician 30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Mech Res. Free Est. Lic/Ins. 804-833-5184

BELL CREEK Heating- Cooling Service & Preventative Maintenance. 31 yrs exp. Lic. BBB 559-1045.

HOME REPAIRS Stanley Home Improvement Repairs inside & outside your home. No job too small. 20 years experience. Licensed & Insured Ken 262-8845 Hughes Quality Services, LLC HOME REPAIRS - Licensed & Insured Contractor Call Today for all your home projects, 804-512-1476 hughesqualityservices@comcast.net C.A.E. Home Repair & Renovation Service Offering Windows & Doors, Siding & Trim, Rotten Wood Replacement, Painting, Gutters & More. Save BIG Bucks, call now 804-267-9374.

Mallory Electric Residential/Commercial ∂ Licensed/Insured Free Estimates. Call 746-4350 www.mallory-electric.com

FENCING **Fence Scapes** Custom Wood, Chain-Link, Vinyl, Aluminum & Railings. Lic. & Ins. Free Estimates. 559-8797 *SUPERIOR FENCE CO* for the BEST VALUE on a Quality Wood Fence. Call 559-2211 Repairs & Improvements of All Sizes Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates. Winters Fencing 627-2935 Best Prices! Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates.

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Ritchie Home Improvement - Additions, Decks, Garages, Screened Porches, Sheds, Windows & Siding. Repairs & Improvements of all sizes. Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates. Call 512-7441

HEATING/AC

Charles Stanley, Jr. Paving & Sealing Free Estimates. Call (Cell) 908-2723 or 804-346-5602.

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Mechanicsville Garage Door Sales & Service. 254-0398

Drywall Repairs- Small jobs welcome. Clean & Dependable. Licensed & Insured 30 years experience. Dean~ 803-8417 Herring Home ImprovementWindows, Decks, Sheds, Repairs. Licensed & Insured. Call 537-5755 Seward’s Home Repairs Residential & Rental Property Painting & Repairs. No Job too small! Licensed/Insured. Call for all your handyman needs, Larry 402-6548.

HOUSEWASHING BL&G Powerwashing Lic / Ins. Houses, Decks, Fences etc. Deck Sealing & Staining avail. Free Est, Donald Cassity 317-9156, 779-0349. www.BLGPowerwashing.com

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HOUSEWASHING Hanover Handy Services - P o w e r w a s h i n g Houses, Decks, Gutter Cleaning Licensed & Insured. Call 363-8393 JAY-M’S POWER WASHING Houses, Decks, Driveways Free Estimates - Licensed & Insured 730-4969 / 363-6988 Mark W Johnson Powerwashing Cleaning of all surfaces: houses, decks, driveways /sealing, etc. Gutter Cleaning & Covers. Lic/Ins. Free Est. 15 years experience. Call 683-9866 Perdue’s Power Washing Est. 1995 Res/Comm. House, decks, sealing, gutter cleaning, fences, cement, roofs. Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates Call Ernie Perdue, 328-1668

LAWN CARE NORMAN’S TREE & LAWN CARE SERVICE. GRASS CONTRACTS, SEEDING, AERATION, MULCHING, LEAF REMOVAL, TRACTOR WORK & MORE. FREE EST. LICENSED & INSURED. CALL 769-7197 1-Call for all your Lawn Care needs. Mulching, Aerating, Grass Contracts & more. Insured. Free Est. L & J Landscaping & Tree Service, LLC. 687-6442 or 798-5004 www.LandJTreeService.web.officelive.com A-Plus Lawn Care - Friendly & Professional. Grass Cutting-most yards $45. Other services offered. Mechanicsville & Richmond Resident 40+ yrs. Lic. & Ins. Call for a free estimate, 833-4539 Blackwell’s Hauling & General Yard Cleanup. Meticulous & Dependable! No job too small. Free Estimates. 730-4959 or 572-7120. CORE AERATION, Seeding & Fertilization Annual Turf Care Programs M-ville residents, 26 yrs exp. Lis. & Ins. Mike at 357-1774 / Jeff at allen0621@comcast.net KJLC Commercial Grounds Maintenance Commercial & Residential Landscape Grading, Pavers, Sidewalk, Patios & Retaining Walls, Drainage, Weed Control, Fertilization, Aeration, Seeding, Pruning, Mulch. Call 746-0827, ext. 2. Mulch - 746-1281 Bark Mulch Shredded & Colored Mulch. Small/Large Loads Delivered. Overstreet Enterprises, LLC. Mulch, Grading, Irrigation, aeration seeding, Sod, Tree Removal, Concrete & Drainage. Call 357-0948 RJ. Davis Lawn Care, Inc. Complete Lawn Care Service, 798-0492 rjdavislawncare.com Sandy Valley Lawn Care - Insured Pruning, Trimming, Mowing, Complete Lawn Care 779-7046

PAINTING Affordable House Painting & Repairs Int. & Ext. Painting, Staining, Power Washing, Textured Ceilings, Sheetrock & Wall Papering Lic. & Ins. - Kevin Taylor, 241-5016

TREE SERVICE Norman’s Tree Service Tree Removal, Trimming, Stump Grinding, etc. No Job too BIG or small. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates. Call 769-7197 or 387-3161 1 Call For All Your Tree Needs L & J Tree Service, LLC. Stump Removal, 24 hr. Emergency Service Free Estimates. Fully Insured. 10% Discount for Military & Seniors Call 687-6442 or 798-5004 ADAM S. MEDEK MEDEK TREE SERVICE, INC. Resid. & Comm. Services Tree Removal, Pruning, Stump Grinding Emergency Services Class A VA License Fully Insured – accepting VISA/MC/AmEx Call today for your FREE EST.746-8580

Ed’s Landscaping Tree and Stump Removal. Stump Grinding Call for a qoute, 781-0500. Ernie’s Tree Service - Trimming, Removal & Stump Grinding. Free Est. 75ft. Bucket Truck. BBB. 730-6563 or 833-9663 Howard Tree Service Trimming & Take Downs. Stump Removal. If it’s tree work - we do it! Insured. Free Est. Michael 746-7546 or 779-7011 day/night. MC/VISA/Discover. A People’s Tree Service- Professional work at a reasonable rate. Ins. Free Est. Mulch. Call 730-2163 1% DONATED TO ST. JUDES CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Tree Removal - Uprooted Stump Removal and Top Soil. Licensed & Insured. Call William Dean, 572-4510 or 221-2342

TREE DIVISION Tree Removal | Trimming | Stump Grinding Resid.& Comm. Satisfaction Guaranteed Metro Richmond 804.779.2828 Hampton Roads, Va Beach 757.229.5296 Tree Removal & Storm Cleanup. Licensed & Insured. Fast Response! Call 804-389-0637 or 804-894-5490.

Second Opinion Landscape Consulting - Do you

need advise with weed control, flowerbeds, mulching, liming, seeding? I will assess your landscape. $50. consultation. 467-2467. Exclusive to Mechanicsville area. Registered & Insured.

Trimming, Topping, Tree & Stump Removal, Firewood. Lic. & Ins. / Res. & Comm. 804-937-3671 William A. Silva Jr., Owner/Operator


HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALISTS PAINTING ALLSHOUSE PAINTING Powerwashing, Sheet Rock Repairs, Gutter Cleaning, Commercial/Residential. Lic/Insured. Int./Ext. Call 730-6531 or 402-6531 A Women’s Touch to make your home Beautiful! Inter/Exter. Comm. & Res. Painting. Call for FREE estimate & color consultation Diane’s Painting 651-6134 or 437-0612. www.dianespainting.com

DAVE’S PAINTING COMPANY 730-4263 E.J. HornungExcellent References. Interior & Exterior. Great Rates. 746-5613

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PAINTING

PLUMBING

Guy Stinchfield Painting & Repair Int./Ext. Painting, Carpentry, Drywall Repair, Pressure Washing, Wallpaper Removal Lic/Ins. 20 yrs exp. References. Call 804-439-7700

Browning Plumbing Services, Inc. Home & Commercial Plumbing Repairs Backflow Testing and Repairs Serving Mechanicsville & Surrounding Areas Reasonable Rates. Call 559-4766

Painting By George Interior & Exterior Reasonable Rates. Call 550-3260 PCT Remodeling Exterior/Interior Painting. Licensed/Insured. 264-9352

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HANOVER COUNTY 2011 REAL ESTATE TAX NOTICE SECOND HALF Due October 5, 2011 Notice is herewith given that all second half 2011 Hanover County real estate taxes are due and payable on or before October 5, 2011. Anyone owning property who has not received a bill and whose real estate taxes are not processed by their Mortgage Company may go on-line to www. co.hanover.va.us to pay, review, and/or print their bill(s), or may call the Hanover County Treasurer’s office at 365-6050, or 730-6050. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve the owner of penalty and interest if payment is not made by the due date. Tax bills are sent to owners of record on January 1, 2011; therefore, if property was conveyed by you in 2011, you should forward the bill to the new owner. If you purchased a parcel during 2011, contact the Treasurer’s office to have a copy of the tax bill forwarded to you. If you are 65 years old or over, or are permanently disabled, you may qualify for real estate Tax Relief. There are very specific criteria which must be met, including residing on the property for which you are applying. You must apply for tax relief each year between January 1 and March 1 with the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office. For questions, phone 3656128 or 730-6128.

ROOFING A W Austin/ Q R & R Vinyl Siding, Thermal Windows, Seamless Alum. gutters, Roofing & Painting, 5 yr. warr. Free Est. Class A #2705042498A. Insured. Call 226-9293. Davidson Roofing Co. Residential roofing & repair specialist. Lic/ Ins. GAF authorized installer. Free Est. George Davidson 804-672-0540 / 804-263-5121. BBB. www.davidsonroofing.com

Gary’s Plumbing Repair Service. Lic./Ins. 218-1467

TILE

It Fitz Plumbing 30 Years Experience Repair & Renovation Call 804-767-0979

PCT Remodeling Tile / Kitchens & Baths Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured. Call 264-9352

Paul Brown Plumbing - 28 years in business. New Residential, Light Commercial, Renovations, Additions & Service. We do it all! Senior Citizen Discounts. Call for free estimate, 804-746-5030.

WALLPAPERING Wallpaper Hanging & Removal. References. Reliable. Call Jane Watkins 746-9025

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The Football Season Has Started! Call Tripp when you’re ready to start to buy or sell!

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Over 2,400 square feet, wood floors throughout first floor plus 9’ceilings, 4 bedrooms, new tile in the two full baths, all new flooring on second floor, screen porch plus rear deck, fenced back yard, detached tool shed, two car attached garage and more sitting on an Awesome Cul-De-Sac VIRTUAL TOUR Lot. $294,950.

Vinyl Siding Transitional w/ over 2,500 sq ft, 4 Brs including a vaulted master suite w/ jetted tub, 3½ baths, two story foyer, eat-in kitchen w/ new Granite & stainless steel appliances, large sun room, 2 Zone HVAC (2nd flr system’s new), 2 car garage, all appliances convey plus ERA Warranty. Sitting on a great cul-de sac lot. $294,850. VIRTUAL TOUR

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Dense hardwood with two building sites. Soil work is completed. Low taxes on a fabulous lot. $225,000 10 ACRES — HANOVER HIGH DISTRICT

Almost 2,400 sq ft, brick & vinyl siding, vinyl replacement windows, new 30 year dimensional roof, newer central air & heat pump, family room w/ brick fp, 4 BRs, full in-law suite or apartment w/ bath & full kitchen, two –tiered rear deck, huge screen porch, one car plus garage, double width paved drive, detached tool shed and more sitting on almost an acre lot. $200,000.

5.5 WOODED ACRE LOT – HANOVER HIGH DISTRICT

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GREAT VALUE IN MEREDITH FARMS

Cute rancher with 1,230 square feet, low maintenance vinyl siding & windows, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, vaulted family room, full size utility room, vaulted kitchen with all appliances, gas heat and central air plus ERA Home Warranty sitting on a Wooded Lot. $168,500. VIRTUAL TOUR

CUL-DE-SAC LOT IN ASH CREEK

2,600 sq ft, 5 BRs including a master suite w/ jetted tub, formal rooms w/ wood floors, eat-in kitchen w/ wood floors plus appliances, family room w/ gas fp, full size utility room, 2 zone heating & cooling, front porch, rear deck, irrigation plus a Beautiful Landscaped & Private Fenced Back Yard. VIRTUAL TOUR $309,500

WELL-MAINTAINED TRANSITIONAL

Over 1,800 sq. ft. w/208 sq. ft. unfinished, formal living & dining rooms, FR w/gas fp, eat-in kitchen w/new flooring & appliances, master suite w/ walk-in closet plus a large bath, one-car garage, gas heat, central air, walk-up attic, front porch, rear deck, vinyl siding & windows & A Private Fenced Back Yard. $10,000 CLOSING COSTS! $234,950. VIRTUAL TOUR

This gorgeous home interior features formal rooms w/ wd flrs, huge kitchen w/ breakfast nook, vaulted family room w/gas FP, full-size utility room, 5 BRs including a master suite and deluxe bath which includes a jetted tub plus finished 3rd flr. w/ additional 265 sq. ft. that is ready to be finished. Other amenities include 2-car attached garage, composite rear deck, brick paver patio, 2-zone heating & cooling, and a paved drive. This Home Has It All! $368,950.

10 wooded acres with a pond site. Great opportunity with two potential perk sites. $159,950

Beautiful Heavily Wooded Building Lot Overlooking The Creek. Close In, Yet Extremely Secluded. Hanover High School District. Bring Your Own Builder And Build In Your Own Time Frame. $129,950.

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Almost 1,600 square feet, three bedrooms including a master bedroom, large family room with gas fireplace, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, beautiful wrap around front porch, large screen porch and rear deck, ERA Home Warranty, and gas powered generator sitting on a large cul-de-sac lot! $198,750. VIRTUAL TOUR

“HUGE CUL-DE SAC LOT” WA E RR RA AN TY

Very Well-Maintained Brick Front & Vinyl Siding Transitional w/ almost 2,900 sq. ft., 4 BR’s including a Beautiful Master Suite w/ an awesome walkin closet & double sided gas fp, formal living & dining rooms, family room w. gas fp, 2 zone heating & cooling, 2 car garage and more sitting on almost a Half Acre Lot! $342,950 IRTUAL OUR

Custom-built Colonial sitting on almost 3 acres in the heart of Studley! Featuring 3,280 sq. ft., brick front, vinyl siding, low E windows, wood floors throughout first floor, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gorgeous formal rooms with tons of trim and cabinetry, four real-size bedrooms plus in-home media room, screen porch plus patio, oversize two-car garage, ERA Home Warranty, 2-zone heating/cooling, and top quality with attention to every detail. THIS HOME IS BUILT THE WAY YOU WOULD VIRTUAL TOUR WANT!! $419,950.

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Awesome Transitional w/ Finished Basement, 4,009 sq ft, 4 BR’s, 4 ½ baths, formal rooms w/ wd flrs, vaulted Fr w/ gas fp, 1st flr office, rec & game room, oversize 2 car garage, 2 zone heating & cooling, all appliances convey, Bull Nose brick front stoop, brick retaining wall, rear deck and more sitting on almost a HALF ACRE PRIVATE WOODED CUL-DE SAC LOT. $428,500 VIRTUAL TOUR

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Beautiful Farmhouse sitting on over 28 Acres w/ its own Private Pond! Almost 2,500 sq. ft., 4 BRs, 2 full baths, huge foyer, FR & DR w/ working Brick FPs, eat-in kitchen w/appliances, 24’x60’ pole barn, screen porch, wrap around front porch & more. Perfect For Horses Or Sub-Divide To Your VIRTUAL TOUR Needs! $450,000.

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Over 4,100 sq ft, 6 BR’s , 3 ½ baths, formal rooms, 1st flr office, beautiful kitchen w/ Granite & huge island, FR w/ gas fp, wood floors thruout first floor, 2 zone heating & cooling, 2 car garage, fenced backyard two staircases, rear deck and so much more. THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! $410,000. VIRTUAL TOUR

Well-maintained Colonial w/almost 3,100 sq. ft. w/additional 648 sq. ft. unfinished in the walk-up attic, 5 BRs including a master suite w/a deluxe bath w/jetted tub, huge kitchen w/all appliances, FR w/brick fp, 3-car garage, 2-zone heating & cooling, vinyl siding & MORE sitting on an acre lot. PLENTY OF ROOM TO GROW! $350,000. VIRTUAL TOUR

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A TRUE PIECE OF AMERICANA PRIVATE WOODED CUL-DE SAC LOT – ASH CREEK

Brick Front & Vinyl Siding, almost 3,100 sq ft, new flooring on 1st floor, kitchen w/ new Granite & stainless steelappliances,4BRsplussittingroomoffmaster,great rec room & home office space in basement, 2 zone heating & cooling, rear deck plus patio, plus ERA Warranty on a Cul-De-Sac Lot. VIRTUAL TOUR $350,000.

TURN KEY READY IN KINGS CHARTER

AWESOME WOODED LOT

Almost 2,400 sq. ft., vinyl siding & windows, new dimensional roof, kitchen w/new ceramic tile floor, Maple cabinets, new Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances & huge breakfast nook, large great room w/brick FP, formal DR w/wd flrs, big Rec room, full size utility room, fresh landscaping, 2-car garage, and more on a Huge Lot w/Privacy. TURN KEY READY! VIRTUAL TOUR $259,500.

Well Kept Two Story Colonial With Tons Of Bells And Whistles! Over 2,300 sq. ft., 4 spacious bedrooms, huge great room w/ FP, vaulted kitchen w/ rear staircase, screen porch plus deck, a true 2 car garage, fenced yard w/ tool shed, paved drive, fenced backyard, and full irrigation. THIS IS A TRUE VIRTUAL TOUR GEM! $244,950.

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Open & Spacious Transitional Ranch-Style Home w/ over 1,700 sq. ft. formal dining room w/ wd flrs, eat-in kitchen w/all appliances conveying, family room w/wd flrs & brick fp, 3 BRs including a master suite w/ its own bath & walk-in closet, front porch, detached tool shed, rear deck, paved drive, and a park- like setting fenced backyard. $179,900. VIRTUAL TOUR

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EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY! Almost 1,900 square feet, all-brick rancher, three bedrooms, two full baths, large rec room, recently refinished hardwood floors, inground pool with newer liner, brick front porch, plus ERA Home Warranty. PRICED $35,000 UNDER ASSESSMENT! $169,900.

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Wonderful cul-de-sac lot w/ an immaculate house! 4 BRs, 2 ½ baths, formal rooms w/ wood floors, Fantastic kitchen w/ Cherry cabinets, top-level Granite, vaulted breakfast nook & stainless steel appliances, walk-up attic, 2-car garage, full front porch, rear deck, fenced back yard, upgraded Anderson windows. $284,950 VIRTUAL TOUR

$350,000. Meticulously Well Maintained Transitional With Over 2,800 Square Feet, Formal Dining Room, First Floor Office, Family Room With Gas Fireplace And Built-In Center/Bookcases, Gorgeous Kitchen With Granite Countertops And Top Of The Line Stainless Steel Appliances Plus Gas Cooking, Huge Utility Room, 5 Bedrooms Including A Beautiful Master Suite With Sitting Area And A Deluxe Bath Plus Jetted Tub, Walk-Up Attic, Wood Floors Throughout,AndTwoZoneHeatingAndCooling. OtherAmenities Include Vinyl Siding And Windows, Front Yard Irrigation, Paved Drive, Two -Car Rear Entry Garage, Front Porch, Large Custom Rear Deck, Screened Porch, ERA One Year Home Warranty Sitting On A Beautiful Manicured Landscaped Lot!

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