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Deputy exposed to possible opioid Sheriff: NARCAN revives officer who had administered chest compressions By Melody Kinser Managing Editor

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This photo shows the label of NARCAN, which is carried in patrol vehicles, as well as by Fire-EMS personnel.

performing chest compressions during a cardiac event – became exposed to an opioid substance, which we believe was fentanyl or carfentanil,” Hines said. Due to privacy issues, Col. Hines chose not to identify any of the individuals involved in either incident. “Fortunately for the officer, his lieutenant was still there, along with officers and medical personnel,” the sheriff said. “They had to administer several doses

HANOVER – Col. David R. Hines and the Hanover County Sheriff ’s Office have experienced the reality of today’s growing opioid problem when two deputies fell victim to what was most likely fentanyl while on the job. As recent as Friday, April 5, an officer – “while responding to a cardiac call and

of NARCAN to revive the deputy. We don’t know how the exposure happened because he was the only deputy exposed to the substance.” “However,” Hines continued, “once we got him to the hospital, we had a conversation with the hospital staff about the other officers that had been on the scene. Their recommendation was to decontaminate

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ASHLAND -- A children’s book describing the life of Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who championed LGBT rights, landed squarely in the center of controversy at one Hanover County elementary school late last month. According to reports, a second grade teacher at Henry Clay Elementary School read the book, “Pride: The story of Harvey Milk and

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the Rainbow Flag” by Rob Sanders aloud to her class about two weeks ago. A parent of a child in that class objected to what she considered controversial or sensitive material being read to her child without her knowledge. She contacted a local television reporter who aired a story on the parents’ complaints, alerting school officials to the problem. Principal Terri Keck immediately respondsee BOOK, pg. 18 

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Herzberg seeks Cold Harbor seat ECHANICSVILLE -- Michael Herzberg is seeking the Republican nomination for the Hanover Board of Supervisors in the Cold Harbor District. “It’s clear Hanover is excited to support my message of strong, common-sense conservative leadership that will preserve our culture and history. The work of my volunteers and strong support led to us qualifying first for the HERZBERG ballot. I will work to keep tax rates

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Michelle Blakey voiced her support for the Henry Clay Elementary School teacher who came under fire for sharing a children’s book describing the life of Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who championed LGBT rights.

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(Editor’s note: Canova Peterson’s name was inadvertently omitted from the chart that appeared in last week’s edition. We are publishing the article again in its entirety and printing the corrected chart. We do apologize to Mr. Peterson for the omission.) HANOVER – Candidate name placement for the June 11 Republican Party Primary ballot was determined on Tuesday, April 2, when the Hanover County Electoral Board gathered in the office of Teresa F. “Teri” Smithson, Director of Elections/General Registrar. According to Smithson, it is necessary when more than one candidate files their paperwork for the same office at the same time with the party chair. At noon on March 11, all Republican candidates met with Dale Taylor, Hanover Republican Committee chair, to submit their paperwork for candidacy. Of those that filed, the candidates for the Hanover County Board of Supervisors in the Chickahominy and the

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Possession of marijuana, subsequent offense, was reported in the 8100 block of Mechanicsville Bypass/ Elm Drive, Mechanicsville. Petit larceny building was reported in the 7000 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville. Issuing bad checks, $200, was reported in the 8200 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville.











Simple assault was reported in the 7400 block of Eleanor Drive, Mechanicsville.

Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 9000 block of Peaks Road, Ashland.



Simple assault was reported in the 16000 block of Theme Park Way, Doswell.

Violation of a protective order was reported in the 7500 block of County Complex Road, Hanover.



Petit larceny, $200 not from a person, was reported in the 14300 block of Mill Creek Drive/Greenwood Church Road, Montpelier.

Robbery of a business was reported in the 11200 block of Elmont Road, Ashland.



Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 19000 block of Double Cedar Road, Montpelier.

Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 6000 block of Pond Place Way, Mechanicsville.

March 31

Petit larceny from auto was reported in the 6400 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville.



Simple assault was reported in the 8200 block of Lee-Davis Road, Mechanicsville.

Brandishing a firearm was reported in the 6200 block of Pole Green Road, Mechanicsville.



Concealment, price altering merchandise, was reported in the 7200 block of Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville.



Breaking and entering structure to commit larceny and assault was reported in the 6300 block of Morning Glory Road, Mechanicsville.

Driving under the influence of alcohol was reported in the 8600 block of Sliding Hill Road, Ashland. Issuing bad checks, $200, was reported in the 9300 block of Atlee Road, Mechanicsville. Grand larceny, $500 or more not from a person, was reported in the 9100 block of Linneys Court, Mechanicsville.



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Destruction of property, monument, was reported in the 7200 block of Edgeworth Road, Mechanicsville.



Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville.



Destruction of property, monument, was reported in the 12300 block of Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover.



Destruction of property, monument, was reported in the 7900 block of Arnoka see SHERIFF’S, pg. 4 

Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 11000 block of Lakeridge Parkway, Ashland.



Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 12000 block of Shortleaf Lane, Rockville.

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was reported in the 8300 block of Bink Place, Mechanicsville.





Grand larceny building was reported in the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville.



Grand larceny, $500 or more not from a person, was reported in the 11500 block of Fox Cross Road, Ashland.



Driver did not report an accident with damages, $500, in the 9700 block of Sliding Hill Road, Ashland.



Forging coin and bank notes was reported in the 18100 block of Vontay Road, Rockville.



Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 17100 block of Mallorys Lane, Montpelier.



Driving under the influence of alcohol was reported in the 9300 block of Atlee Station Road/Atlee Road, Mechanicsville.



Issuing bad checks, $200, was reported in the 9100 block of Epps Road, Mechanicsville.



Destruction of property, monument, was reported in the 13200 block of Winston Road, Ashland.

everyone that was there. This meant wiping down every Possession of Schedule I one’s equipment, having their and II controlled substance clothes washed, immediately was reported in the 8200 having them shower, and then block of Atlee Road, having them return to work Mechanicsville. after the decontamination.”  Simple assault was The officer who was reported in the 8200 block exposed was transported to of Angela Nicole Lane, Memorial Regional Medical Mechanicsville. Center, where he was determined to have had a full recovApril 2 ery and was released.  Possession of marijuana, “NARCAN has now become subsequent offense, was a piece of indispensable equipreported in the 7200 ment -- just as a bulletproof vest block of Mechanicsville has become a piece of required Turnpike/Bell Creek Road, equipment,” Hines said. Mechanicsville. He pointed out that the  Driver did not report an quick actions of the lieutenant accident with damages, on the scene were instrumental $1,000, in the 7200 block in providing aid to the deputy of Bell Creek Road, who had been exposed to the Mechanicsville. potentially lethal drug.  Obtaining money or “When he saw that the offisignature by false pretenses cer was having a reaction he was reported in the 8500 had to consider the officers block of Meadowbridge that had been there. Where Road, Mechanicsville. were they in their cycle? Were  Petit larceny building was they driving down the road? reported in the 7000 block Were they on another call now? of Mechanicsville Turnpike, Responsibly, he got everyone Mechanicsville. back so everyone could be  Assault and battery of observed and made sure that

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Driving under the influence of alcohol was reported in the 7000 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike/Lee-Davis Road, Mechanicsville. Grand larceny, $500 or more not from a person, was reported in the 16000 block of Theme Park Way, Doswell.



Concealment, price altering, merchandise, was reported in the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville.



Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 7100 block of Ellerson Mill Circle, Mechanicsville.



Profane, threatening language over a public airway was reported in the 7100 block of Garden Park Lane, Mechanicsville.

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Possession of marijuana, subsequent offense, was reported in the 11400 block of Verdon Road, Doswell. Identity fraud use of identifying information to defraud was reported in the 8800 block of Ringview Drive, Mechanicsville. Petit larceny building



Driver did not report an accident with damages, $1,000, was reported in the 7100 block of Garden Park Lane, Mechanicsville.

a family member was reported in the 7300 block of Barnette Avenue, Mechanicsville.

April 3 

Receiving stolen goods was reported in the 9200 block of Hanover Crossings Drive, Mechanicsville.



Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 3100 block of Westwood Road, Mechanicsville.



Reckless handling of a firearm was reported in the 10100 block of Lakeridge Parkway, Ashland.



Operating a motor vehicle, habitual offender, no endangerment, was reported in the 8200 block of Meadowbridge Road/ North Run Medical Drive,

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Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 8100 block of Oak Street, Mechanicsville.

see SHERIFF’S, pg. 5 

OPIOID Continued from pg. 1 

HERZBERG Continued from pg. 1 

low, manage growth, and protect rural Hanover. For more than 26-years I have lived in Mechanicsville with four years in Cold Harbor. I chose to do so because it’s the best place to work, live, and raise a family.” Herzberg said. As a member of the Hanover Republican Committee, Herzberg has worked as a volunteer for many Republican candidates who support conservative values and limited government. He said he is ready to work at a higher level for the county he loves and preserve what makes Hanover great. “For the past decade, I have

he had more NARCAN on hand,” he said. Since 2017, Hines added, his department has responded to over 110 opioid overdoses. “Now, that doesn’t count the number of just normal cardiac calls we may have responded to.” In 2002, the HCSO partnered with Hanover Fire-EMS to place AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) in patrol cars “so when a cardiac call came in, we would be able to respond.” “If you fast forward, we looked at NARCAN back in 2015 and then in 2016. We were already seeing an increase in overdoses throughout the region and in Hanover County. We also started getting more information on the fact that heroin was being cut with fentanyl and a substance called carfentanil. Both of these substances are much more potent than heroin and these two substances can be absorbed not only through the nasal passage but also through the skin.” Hines said he and his administrative staff became “concerned about our officers responding to overdose calls and the possibility of an accidental exposure, so we

made a conscious effort to get NARCAN and to have NARCAN readily available for our officers in case of an accidental exposure.” He did say that they “recognize that we may also be able to save the life of someone else experiencing an opioid overdose. Instead of giving each officer NARCAN to carry on their person, we attached our NARCAN kits to our automatic defibrillators, knowing that when we went on the scene we would have not only the NARCAN but the defibrillators to assist with recovery.” The sheriff said it is their goal to “provide equipment hoping you never have to use it, and when we looked at our possible uses of NARCAN on our own people we always thought of it in the packaging of evidence because we’re required to package evidence and then we send it to the state laboratory for testing. “Two years ago during packaging of evidence we had exposure of one of our investigators to a substance he was packaging. We deployed NARCAN at that time and had

owned my own small business and I understand what it’s like to manage costs and budgets, and to work full-time for a living. As an HVAC business owner and Class A contractor, I have been servicing all areas of the county, and now I have the opportunity to serve and support other local businesses. It is my belief that government officials should treat taxpayers’ money better than they treat their own money. I will not waste Hanover residents’ money.” As an NRA member and concealed carry permit holder, Herzberg said he will always support Second Amendment rights. He also said that protecting the safety of Hanover residents and

their rights will be a top priority. He said he will support the Sheriff's Office and the Commonwealth Attorney's office to ensure public safety is of the most importance. “We must respect the rule of law and keep Hanover safe. I will always stand with the brave men and women of law enforcement and our first responders to ensure they have resources to do their job. Herzberg is a member of the Mechanicsville Ruritan Club and Mechanicsville Businessmen’s Association. For two years, he volunteered in the Riverside Regional Jail ministry program. For more information, email Press@ HerzbergforHanover.com.

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the officer sent directly to the hospital.” Before April 5, that had been the only exposure the HCSO had experienced and, as Hines said, it was “in a very controlled environment at the office.” “We’ve seen it across the region; we’ve heard about these incidents happening. Law enforcement does respond to calls for medical assistance. In fact, back in the mid-1990s we looked at our patrol areas. We recognized that we’re in the community during patrol and that many times a cardiac call

could come in and we could be the first responder on the scene -- because we were already in proximity of the call, so we made a conscious decision.” “This issue is not just here in Hanover -- this is a regional issue, this is a national issue. What I’ve been told, this is a national epidemic. We’re doing everything we can to protect our officers that are responding to calls of cardiac arrest.” Col. Hines attributed the addition of NARCAN to his office thanks to John Shinholser of the McShin Foundation. Shinholser was responsible for making the first donation. According to the website --

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/opioids/fentanyl.html -- for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Pharmaceutical fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever, approved for treating severe pain, typically advanced cancer pain. It is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It is prescribed in the form of transdermal patches or lozenges and can be diverted for misuse and abuse in the United States. “However, most recent cases of fentanyl-related harm, overdose, and death in the U.S. are linked to illegally made fentanyl. It is sold through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like

and II controlled substance was reported in the 7100 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike/Wynbrook Lane, Mechanicsville.

pretenses was reported in the 19000 block of Beaver Dam Road, Beaverdam.

SHERIFF’S Continued from pg. 4 

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Fraudulent conversion, property removal, $200, was reported in the 7500 block of County Complex Road, Hanover.



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Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 8400 block of Summer Walk Parkway, Mechanicsville. Obtaining money by false





Computer invasion of privacy to examine information was reported in the 11200 block of Cedarlea Park, Glen Allen. Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 9700 block of Sliding

effect. It is often mixed with heroin and/or cocaine as a combination product — with or without the user’s knowledge — to increase its euphoric effects.” The website also described carfentanil as the most potent fentanyl analog detected in the United States, and that it is responsible for the largest number of deaths. NARCAN nasal spray, according to https://www.narcan.com/, is the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. It counteracts the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose.

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OPINION | The Local Views From the managing editor

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o start, let me point out that this is being written Thursday morning, the 11th. It’s significant to note the date because this evening should be filled with an enthusiasm that only appears during election season. A Mass Meeting of Hanover County Republicans was to be held that evening at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Mechanicsville. And, the 97th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates is taking center stage. Depending on who you talk to about the race, there are accusations of misinformation being spread, unfair and biased reporting (yeah, that’s directed at us), and a vote on Medicaid expansion in the commonwealth. Here’s where I consider myself a moderate: Why does there have to be a political affiliation when we’re talking about health care? This is a legitimate question about parties, as they say,

working across the aisle. Several years ago, I backed off from an emphasis driven by preferred political party. To me, it’s a matter of platforms, plans and philosophies. As a resident of the 97th District, I do have a keen interest in candidates Chris Peace and Scott Wyatt. The district includes parts of Hanover and King William counties and all of New Kent County. The Mass Meeting was being conducted to determine delegates and alternates to the May 4 Convention. Heading into that gathering was some back-and-forth disagreements about Wyatt having served on the county GOP’s Legislative Committee representing the 97th. Wyatt has maintained that he asked to be removed when he announced his candidacy for the office. Chairwoman Dale Taylor said she removed him from the position. We have received a mix of for and against in this ongoing saga. Keep up with the conversation

on our Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/ mechlocal and www.facebook.com/ashlandhanoverlocal. As we head into probably the most contested election since I arrived here in 2008, our goal is to provide complete coverage -- and, yes, unbiased. While the “Who will be on the ballot?” controversy continues, I’ve had flashbacks to my early years in covering elections. The stories you’ve heard about West Virginia politics are probably true. My first experience was eye-opening and that continued throughout my 30 years in that state. Offices being bought and sold; corruption running rampant. On a local level, I think the June 11 Primary will see a heavy turnout in voter participation, which is how it should be every election. I am curious as to whether any of the candidates will get down and dirty on the campaign trail. For the record, I don’t need any reminders of what I witnessed in West Virginia. But, as I said last week, it’s going to be interested. Stay tuned ...

Winter is here: Time to bring on Game of Thrones By Jim Ridolphi Contributing Columnist Winter is here, and by the time the real version of the cold dark season rolls around, we’ll have all of those pesky unanswered questions surrounding the hit HBO series Game

of Thrones. The anticipation among millions of loyal viewers is almost stifling as Season 8 promises the biggest and darkest of finales, filled with mammoth battle scenes, filled with the brand of blood and guts that made the

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Taxpayers do the funding, politicians take the credit Seeing the rush from political candidates to collect expense money to run for office has me wondering: What’s in it for me? What has any one of them -- local, state or federal -- done for me lately? I know most of us have water and sewer, we have police when needed, we have schools, we have EMS and fire if needed, we have lavish government buildings, we have parks, we have highways and we have numerous things provided by the government. And then I think, what do all these services and assets have in common? All are paid for by us, the taxpayers. Our tax dollars pay for everything that the government takes credit for giving and doing for us. Said another way, we are paying a lot and getting a small amount back. So, again, what does the average person get out of supporting or helping to elect anyone? Other than say contractors, realtors, investors, some businesses and others who may need a favor from an elected or government official and vice versa, why should we care who gets elected? We will continue to get what we’re getting now no matter who’s in office. We pay for it, they have to supply it. On the other hand, what does that elected person get? How about prestige, a good salary for the amount of time spent, what about good health insurance, what about good retirement, what about favors and perks, paid out-of-town retreats and favors for doing favors? And they expect us to pay their expenses to get them elected to these positions. Who profits from these positions? It’s certainly not the average taxpayer. I don’t think I’m interested in who is in office anymore. see LETTERS, pg. 8 

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about references to the series made in passing conversation. I had watched the first episode and decided it wasn’t for me. First, I’m not a fan of supernatural fiction. More importantly, the level of violence, although purposeful, was somehow disturbing to me. A bout last year with the flu changed all of that, and I began binge watching the series. It didn’t hook me immediately, but, as the episodes evolved, I began to look forward to the next one. I suppose I realized I might have a problem when I spent an entire Saturday watch-

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Since my first birthday there have been seven Democrat presidents, seven Republican presidents, and I can’t remember any one of them doing anything that personally benefited me. I’ve struggled during any hard times, coasted during any good times, paid for every thing I have by working for a living and I am still here regardless of who has been in office . The circus has finally made it to Washington, D.C., with real live clowns, vultures, side shows and things that would never been allowed by Barnum and Bailey. The Democrats will continue to try and ruin the Republicans and the

the dead is upon us, in mythical terms of course. Now, if you want odds on who will end up on the throne of Westeros or whether Winterfell will survive, there are polls and speculative odds available. And an expected 20 million viewers per episode will tune in to see what has been billed as one of the largest battle scenes ever filmed and witness what promises to be an epic ending. There are plenty of naysayers who view Game as an example of the further deterioration of viewing standards in America. In reality, the series and its appeal are as American as the final episode of MASH

or the conclusion of The Fugitive. According to pre-release information, episodes are expected to be movie length at 90 minutes and each episode reportedly cost $15 million. I won’t be rearranging my schedule to catch the final season, but I will be catching up On Demand. Like the other viewers who fear the impending winter, I’m anxious to see who sits on the throne. I’m also hoping for a better, or let’s say more defined, ending for Game than we got from The Sopranos. My years of dedication to that series were rewarded with an ending that left me to this day asking, what happened?

Republicans will continue to try and ruin the Democrats while both sides continue to get paid with our tax dollars. Anyone want my vote and donation? Here are a couple things I need: Get the law voided that says a homeowner’s property should be reassessed and taxed more because a house down the street (not your house) sold for more than yours is worth. Instead, if the government needs more budget money, raise the tax rate and quit lying that a reassessment is not a tax increase. Enact a law that would require teaching hunting dogs how to read a posted/no trespassing sign and only allow hunting with dogs if hunters have 1,000 or more contiguous acres of land to hunt. Get a law passed that says if

you live in a subdivision where hunting, barking dogs and discharging a firearm is illegal, you cannot take your barking dog and firearms to another area and disturb those property owners. Ted Mentz Old Church

campaign would have sued over this and the Republican Party would have stopped it? It is a false accusation designed to distract voters from Del. Peace’s voting record. It is as simple as that. The truth: Scott never voted for a convention! Another false claim is that the Wyatt campaign is engaging in “voter suppression.” Let’s look at the facts. On April 9 at the New Kent Mass Meeting, the Peace campaign controlled the meeting and promptly classified a majority of Scott’s delegates as alternates, which means they will unlikely get to vote. However, Peace’s campaign assigned all of their people as delegates insuring they all get to vote at the convention. Who is engaging in voter suppression? Now let’s talk about what is truly important in this race: the voting record of the candidates. As a supervisor, Scott has held the line on taxes and continued to support our schools by providing the resources needed to make Hanover County Public Schools some of the best in Virginia. At the same time, he helped keep our per student costs at some of the lowest

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Do not leave Easter eggs out overnight if you plan to eat them Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com RICHMOND -- A common question this time of year is: Is it safe to leave Easter eggs out overnight? The answer is no. Food safety experts at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services say if you plan to eat the eggs after decorating, do not leave them out of refrigeration for more than two hours. Other tips for food safety with hard-cooked eggs: Refrigerate them at 40° F or colder in the main part of the refrigerator, not the door. Wash your hands thoroughly and make sure children wash theirs before and after handling uncooked shell eggs. After decorating eggs, return them to the refrigerator within two hours. If you have an egg hunt, remember the two-hour rule

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OBITUARIES | Death Notices & Funerals BUTLER, Kenneth Roger (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kenâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kennyâ&#x20AC;?), 81, of Mechanicsville passed away peacefully on April 4, 2019, at his home with his family at his side. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd P. and Martha N. Butler BUTLER Sr.; brother, Lloyd P Butler Jr.(Estelle). He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, who were married on April 14, 1962, Rose Woodson Butler; precious daughter, Melisa Butler Whaley (Lee) ; sister, Shirley Sears; brothers, Harold

Butler (Judy), Rev. Dr. Henry Butler (Shirley), and Douglas Butler (Judy);and many specials nieces and nephews. Kenneth served in the U.S. Army National Guard, was manager of United Insurance Company of America, and owner of May Cleaners and Tuxedo, past member of Varina Lions Club, member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his family, music, and hunting. He called Rose and Melisa his two girls, they were the love of his life. A special thanks to Dr. Jennifer Myers and Chelsea Moore at VCU. The family received friends on Monday, April 8, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home Mechanicsville Chapel, 8014 Lee Davis Rd., Mechanicsville,

VA 23111. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday April 9, 2019, at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, 7356 Atlee Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Interment followed in Washington Memorial Park in the Mausoleum. Flowers are welcomed or contributions may be made to Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. CLARKE, Gordon Vernon â&#x20AC;&#x153;Punkyâ&#x20AC;?, born May 22, 1937, passed away peacefully with his family at his side Monday, April 8, 2019. Originally from King George County VA, he was the son of Inez Griffin Clarke and Gordon Webster Clarke. His mother nicknamed him Punky when he was barely a month old, and the name

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stuck for his entire life. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, June CLARKE Roberts Clarke from Alexandria, VA. They met as young coeds at the College of William and Mary. He is also survived by his sons, Victor Gordon Clarke (Robin) and Kevin Nevelle Clarke (Cheryl), and his most cherished grandchildren, Casey (Claire), Austin, Nick, Savannah and Colby. He also leaves one sister, Charlotte Ann Clarke; and nephew, Brian (Beth); and great-niece, Madyson. Punky graduated

from William and Mary in 1959 and started his teaching career at The Longfellow School for Boys in Bethesda, MD. From there, he moved into the Alexandria School System, where he held a variety of positions. He quickly rose from physical education teacher and coach to Assistant Principal and finally principal of John Adams Middle School. Along the way he earned his Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree as well as his Doctorate Degree in Education from George Washington University. A note of pride for Punky was being the first boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gymnastics coach at GW High School in Alexandria, though his sons remember the pride he had in being the first driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education teacher to have a student-driver rip a door off a parked car during instruc-

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worked with many wonderful individuals that he’s remained in contact with throughout the years. After many years in sales, he decided to return to education as the Assistant Superintendent of Technology for Fairfax County Public Schools. Throughout his life, Punky was involved in a number of organizations. His favorite was the Alexandria Jaycees. Over the years, he held every leadership position: President, Senator, Key Man, and when he finally aged out of the Jaycees, the Exhausted Rooster. However, anyone that knows Punky, knows he didn’t age out quietly! For his next challenge, Punky decided he wanted to own his own business so he purchased a wholesale bakery named The World’s Best Cheesecake Company in Fairfax, VA. For nearly 20 years, Punky, with the support of his family and a dozen employees,

baked and sold a variety of cheesecakes to restaurants, grocery stores and school fundraising companies. In 2000 they relocated the business to Hanover County just north of Richmond, and in 2004 they sold the business to begin enjoying retirement. Of particular note, Punky took an interest in a special needs employee, Jerry Lindamood. He not only hired Jerry, he also continued to mentor him even after the bakery was sold. His greatest enjoyment in retirement came from watching his grandchildren participate in sports from their youth programs through high school and college careers. His other enjoyment came from spending time in North Myrtle Beach with his many friends and family, always finding the best cocktail happy hours and making new friends everywhere he went. Punky leaves us knowing that his sons are living happy and fulfilling lives, his grandchildren have grown into young adults

that he is very proud of, and his wife June that he loved with his very big heart is well cared for by all of his family. We’re sure he is enjoying the greatest happy hour of all now, while smiling down on each of us. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to LoveShriners.org. A service and reception will be held at noon Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Slash Christian Church in Ashland followed by a private family ceremony at the College of William & Mary Scatter Garden. A more raucous celebration of Punky’s life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria. Bring your best memories of Punky to share with all. Joy shared is joy multiplied, and Punky couldn’t agree more. HODSON, Grace Ann, 84, of Mechanicsville, Va., went to be with the Lord April 7, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband,

Church. The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Parkway, Mechanicsville, Va. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Shalom Baptist Church, 8116 Walnut Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Va. Interment followed in Washington Memorial Park. A reception was held at Shalom Baptist Church following interment. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shalom Baptist Church.

William Arthur Hodson Jr.; son, William Arthur Hodson III; and five siblings. Grace is survived by four children, Karl Duane HODSON Hodson Sr. (Lisa), Tamela Hodson Pyles (Jeffrey), Darryl Lee Hodson (Terri), Kimberley Hodson Guyton (David); six grandchildren, Lisa Ann Hodson, Kelsey Lynn Hodson, Abigail Leigh Hodson, Karl Duane Hodson Jr., Davan William Guyton, Brooke Elizabeth Pyles; and three sisters. Grace graduated from Shenandoah College in 1955. She was a retired Henrico Police Crime Prevention Officer and Realtor. Grace was a member of Shalom Baptist Church and former member of Fairmount Baptist

SIMON, Kyle M., 24, of Mechanicsville, Va., departed this life Friday, March 29, 2019. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jerry Simon Sr. and Judy Hailey. Kyle is survived by his beloved son, KJ Simon; mother, Deborah Granger (Mark); father, Jerry Simon Jr.; brother and best friend, Dylan Simon; grandparents, Vivian Simon, Linda Simon and James

Hailey; uncles, Ricky Hailey (Pam), Kenny Simon (Kelly) and RT Simon (Lillian); aunts, Joy Hazlegrove and Nicole Sawulski (Jeff); cousins, Cara, Nick, Brandon, Noah, Conner and Thomas; and many other family and friends. Kyle loved working with his hands and had a passion for landscaping. He was a hard SIMON worker and an avid body builder. He spent countless hours in the gym working hard to not only be good looking but healthy and physically fit. His strength and endurance allowed him to be a volunteer recruit trainer for the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed challenging new recruits to push themselves to become see OBITUARIES, pg. 12 

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the best they could be. Kyle loved the beach and enjoyed many vacations there. He was a handsome guy with a bright smile and the biggest heart! He was always the first one to volunteer to help others in need. He deeply loved his family but his beautiful son, KJ, was the light of his life. The family hosted a private Celebration of Life at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at afsp.org. SMITH, Robert E. “Yogi”, 77, of Mechanicsville, passed away on April 5, 2019, from lengthy stroke-related health. Robert is survived by the love of his life of 59 years, Mary Ann Smith; two sons, Robert E. Smith Jr. (Cathy) and James Edward SMITH “Eddie” Smith, all of Mechanicsville, VA; three grandsons, James Edward Smith Jr. “Jay” (Kristin) of King William, VA, Christopher Edward Coates Smith “Chris” (Stephanie), Robert E. Smith, III, and “Robby” (fiance Kyla); stepgrandson, Kyle Hoban (Penni); three great-grandchildren, Mason and Morgan Smith of King William, and Shelby Nicole Smith (due in May); three stepgrandchildren, Savannah, Austin, and Hunter; sisters, Patti Ammons and Diana S. Smith (Ralph); brother-in-law, James Hampton Coates Jr. (Pat), all of Mechanicsville; sister-in-law, Brenda Smith

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of Florida; nieces and nephews, Cindy, Laurie, Jennifer, Shery, Kenneth, Wayne, Adam, Kevin, Jeremy, Cindy Coates Bowers, and Hampton Bowers. Robert was a Boy Scout, played youth baseball and was given the name “Yogi” by his coach; and it stuck for life. Robert loved baseball and managed and coached the Mechanicsville “Yankees” for many years. He and Mary Ann were always going to basketball, football games, etc., for their sons, and still found time to enjoy their RiVah home on the Rappahannock since 1972. Together, there wasn’t anything they couldn’t do and for those that remember the story of the removal of the Skateland building on Route 1 for I-295. They did it! Robert was born in Bluefield, WV and his parents moved to Virginia when he was 6 months old and later attended Richmond schools. In his early years, Robert enjoyed racing go-carts and motorcycles and Mary was always there. They traveled to Daytona for the annual National Motorcycle races for many years; even traveling by a Harley-Davidson Sportster one year. Great trip! Robert was a previous president of the East Gate Lions Club and represented the club as District Governor at the National Convention. Along with Mary Ann, Robert was the owner of Yogi’s Auto for 45 years until health issues. He was a nonveteran of the National Battle of the Bulge Association and local Chapter 43. Mary Ann is a member also and currently serves as the Chapter President. During all that time, they found time to travel from Canada to the Bahamas, and from the Atlantic to the California Pacific. Always together. He is prededed in death by his parents, Paul and Ruth Smith; brother, Charles Smith of Florida, brother-inlaw, Bill Ammons; and a very special daughter-in-law, Kim Rice Smith; who died August

2016 of gliobastoma, brain cancer. The family received friends on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Road, Mechanicsville VA 23111; with a service following at 1:30 p.m. Interment followed in Signal Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mechanicsville Rescue Squads, 8105 Walnut Grove Road, Mechanicsville VA 23111 and East Hanover Volunteer Fire Department, 8493 New Bethesda Road, Mechanicsville VA 23116. STROUD, James T. “Jimmy” Jr., 72, of Mechanicsville, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary D. Stroud; and daughter, Elizabeth W. Stroud. Jimmy was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. He sang for 20 years STROUD in the All Saints Men and Boys Choir, for several years with the Richmond Symphony Choir, and loved singing in the choir of First Baptist Church. The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in the Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Grove Baptist Church, 7046 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 or Hanover Fire & EMS, 13326 see OBITUARIES, pg. 18 


School division to honor military-bound ASHLAND – High school seniors who are enlisted in the military, have received an ROTC Scholarship, or an appointment at a military academy are invited to take

part in the 3rd Annual Hanover Salutes program. Hanover County Public Schools wants to honor those with career plans involving the military. Hanover Salutes is an evening to recognize students making a commitment to

serve in the United States Armed Forces after graduation. The program will be held on Friday, May 31, at Hanover High School, beginning with a reception (including a full dinner) at 5 p.m., followed by a ceremony at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.

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ECHANICSVILLE -- Atlee Church will host a “selfguided, family-friendly communion experience” from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at 7171 Verdi Lane in Mechanicsville.

The service will reflect on the final hours in the life of Christ. This is a free family event. Members of the community also are invited to attend one of the church’s three Easter services: 7:30, 9 or 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 21. They are family-friendly and dress is casual.

Special recycling event to be held Saturday at center on Verdi Lane HANOVER -- During a special recycling cleaners, grease and rust removers, glues, mold event that will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on and mildew removers, art and hobby supplies Saturday, April 20, at the Mechanicsville Trash and photographic chemicals. Mercury thermometers and switches and Recycling Center, Hanover County also will be accepted. residents can bring household hazardNo batteries, tube fluorescent light ous waste for free recycling and perbulbs, explosives or radioactive matesonal information or documents to rials will be accepted. be shredded. Up to four boxes (10” by 12” by For liquids, aerosols and solids 18”) of documents also will be accepted which are classified as household hazfor shredding. ardous wastes, there will be no charge Metro Creative Graphics This event is for Hanover County but a 5-gallon limit. These are based residents only (ID required). on container size. No businesses will be permitted. Examples of materials accepted include No out-of-county materials will be accepted. oil-based paints, flammables, organic liquids, The Mechanicsville Trash and Recycling aerosols, oxidizers pesticides, herbicides and corrosive liquids and solids including: pool, Center is located at 7427 Verdi Lane. Information submitted by Tom Harris, hot tub and spa chemicals, household cleaners, muriatic acid, acetic acid, drain openers, oven Hanover County public information officer.

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in Virginia and he continues to support our public safety officers with the resources they need to keep Hanover County one of the safest in Virginia. Del. Peace, on the other hand, has voted with the Democrats on issues that are important to you, such as pro-

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SHLAND -- In celebration of the House and Garden Tour hosted by the Ashland Garden Club as part of Historic Garden Week, the Ashland Museum has prepared a special exhibit, “The Jonquil Ladies.” The exhibit, which opens on Ashland Garden Day, Saturday, April 27, relates, how beginning in the spring

of 1918, a group of Ashland women, traveling by train, delivered flowers – mostly daffodils – to the wounded soldiers at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. After the war, the tradition continued annually through the late 1930s. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the museum to discover additional details and see photos depicting the ladies associated with this fascinating, but not well known, story

of the ladies’ efforts during and post-World War I. In addition to the exhibit, The Museum will have a limited number of Cowslip plants for sale for $5. Shared from the garden of QuarterBend Farm, once a part of the historic Horn Quarter property, the heirloom, “pass-along” plants are not normally seen in most retail nurseries. This will be a unique opportunity to add a special plant to your garden. While small and suf-

fering a bit from “transplant shock” these slips will grow into the beautiful plant shown in the accompanying photo. Hours for the museum are the same as for the tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. While everyone is encouraged to stop by the museum, located at 105 Hanover Ave., to view the exhibit, the Cowslips will only be sold to those displaying a ticket to Ashland Garden Day. Advanced tickets may

be purchased for $25 online at www.vagardenweek.org or in Ashland at Ashwood Gardens & Nursery, re-funkit, Ashland Meat Co @ Cross Bros. and in Atlee at Glass Works by Alex. On the day of the tour tickets may be purchased for $30 at 304 College Ave. or Tour Headquarters at the Ashland Christian Church at 301 S, James St. Available at the houses on tour will be a list of additional

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activities sponsored by local organizations and businesses in support and concurrent with the Ashland Tour.

Local resident named Outstanding Adult Volunteer by Northam RICHMOND — A Mechanicsville resident has been named the recipient of the Outstanding Adult Volunteer for creating the volunteer-run KLM Scholarship Foundation. Gov. Ralph Northam recognized Kimberley L. Martin along with eight other honorees during a recent ceremony at the Executive Mansion in Richmond. Martin’s Foundation provides much-needed

funds for students to attend college and help pay for their costly textbooks through its Book Scholarship Program. Her volunteer efforts have resulted in more than $264,000 in scholarships, including a record $42,000 in book scholarships just last year. Martin joined Virginia Latino Higher Education Network in Weems, Outstanding Community Organization; Health Wagon in Wise, Outstanding Faith-Based Organization; Lowe’s Home

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Service Awards. The annual awards program spotlights the outstanding efforts that individual volunteers and organizations contribute on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “Each year these awards highlight the selfless work and meaningful contributions of the remarkable individuals, organizations, and companies that serve their communities,” said Northam. “This year’s award recipients see VOLUNTEER, pg. 15 

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Hanover Heritage Equestrian Center (HHEC) middle school IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) team has qualified for Nationals, which will be held April 27-28 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Kimmie Lawhorn, owner and trainer, and her team, Kendall Towne, Juliana Klapper, Haley Stitzer and Grace Stitzer, first qualified for Regionals on March 16 at The Barracks in Charlottesville. At Regionals, the team secured a spot to compete March 30 -31at Liberty University for Zones. States they competed against. Include Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. HHEC brought home Reserve Champion moving onto Nationals. Shown are, from left, Grace Stitzer, Kendall Towne, Kimmie Lawhorn, Juliana Klapper and Haley Stitzer.

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set a powerful example of how each of us can give back, and embody the values and spirit of service that make Virginia stronger, healthier, and an even better place to live. It is my honor to recognize these awardees for the positive impact they have had in our Commonwealth and in the lives of their fellow Virginians.” “Volunteers build strong communities and have a lasting impact on the areas they serve,” said Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Commissioner Duke Storen. “For the families and individuals in need of assistance and support, these individuals and organizations are changing their lives for the better.”

“These nine award winners encompass more than two million Virginians who freely give their time and talents each year through volunteerism and service,” added Gail P. Harris, VDSS director of the Office on Volunteerism and Community Services. “The civic fabric of our communities is stronger because of their generosity.” The awards ceremony was

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Ribbon cutting for Pufferbelly additions set April 27 Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com ASHLAND -- The Kiwanis Club of Ashland and the Town of Ashland recently enhanced the Pufferbelly Park family recreational area by adding four new play stations and a permanent park bench. To celebrate the improvements and additions, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the park at 155 Randolph St. in Ashland. In the works since early 2018, Ashland’s Parks & Recreation Committee and the Kiwanis Club, working together, planned the addition of new play stations, geared toward children in the 5 to 12 age range. The process involved deciding upon the enhancements desired, costing, selecting the desired play station equipment, and securing the funding for the project. Pufferbelly Park, nestled

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John Hodges, vice mayor for the Town of Ashland, helped with the work at Pufferbelly Park, which will celebrate with a ribbon cutting on April 27.

along Randolph Street between Myrtle and England Streets in Ashland, was originally built by the Kiwanis Club of Ashland for the town in 1997 with $30,000 of its funds and 65 Kiwanians volunteering on Flag Day to provide the labor

required. The park’s name was selected by some of the area’s children. The project earned the club the distinguished service project award that year for the Kiwanis Capital District. In April 2012, the club provided sweat equity for a replacement play station in the park. Fifteen Kiwanians worked for two days to accomplish this. The town recently had the park enhancement area cleared, leveled, and, with the assistance of several Kiwanians, established the locations for the new equipment and prepared necessary concrete footings for the play stations. Ashland Kiwanians, joined by volunteers from the Tuckahoe and Richmond Young Professional Kiwanis Clubs, several Key Club members and friends also worked see PUFFERBELLY, pg. 17 

Mack graduates from Grantham Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com LENEXA, Kansas -- Gregory Mack of Ashland recently graduated with an online AA Business Management degree from Grantham University, a 100% online university. "The Grantham family congratulates Gregory on this accomplishment!" Anthony Petroy, D.M., interim president and provost for Grantham University, said. "It gives us great pleasure for our graduates to embark on the next exciting chapter of their lives, with quality education that will help set them up for success." Grantham provides flexible, attainable online education options that allow students to complete their degree and graduate each week of the year. With one of the lowest tuition rates in the

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The Kiwanis Club of Ashland and the Town of Ashland recently partnered to enhance the Pufferbelly Park family recreational area. Four new play stations and a permanent park bench were added to the town-operated park.

Easter Egg Hunt to be held April 20 at Slash Christian ASHLAND – An Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 (weather permitting) at Slash Christian Church at 11353 Mount Hermon Rd. in Ashland. The annual communitywide event is sponsored by the Clay Springs Ruritan Club. Children ages 1 to 12 are invited to take part. Prizes will be awarded.

Ashland District of VDOT joins county in war on litter ASHLAND -- The Ashland District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Hanover County have announced a new cooperative approach to their war on litter. Starting July 1, businesses, groups or individuals can sponsor the collection of litter along both sides of a onemile section of highway. The focus of the program will be Hanover’s primary roads (Routes 1, 30, 33, 54, 156, 301, 360) and major secondary roads (627). The sponsor can select any

route that is available to have the contractor collect the litter. The cost to the sponsor will be approximately $200 annually per road for three years, and the contractor will pick up the litter four times a year. VDOT will install a sign recognizing the sponsoring business, group or individual. To take part, obtain an application for the new Sponsora-Highway program at the Hanover County Department of Public Works, 804-365-6181. The address is P.O. Box 470, Hanover VA 23069.


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for the better part of a day assembling and installing the new play stations. Kiwanian PJ Edmonds, his wife Ann and Kiwanianto-be Mac McManus provided volunteers hot breakfast and lunch at the work site. Ann Martin, former Parks & Recreation Committee member, and other members of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration worked throughout the planning, funding and installation phases with Ashland Kiwanisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ranny Robertson and Suz Morrison. Robertson said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the outset, our expectations were quite modest, considering the cost of play station equipment these days. However, in addition to our equipment and labor, the Town of Ashland provided $16,000 for the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enhancement. The Ashland Kiwanis Charitable Foundation provided $10,000 towards the project, and the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation gave a grant of $5,000, which was

matched by a similar donation from an individual Kiwanian and other major contributions by another member and a former member. Additional contributions were made by several area businesses. We greatly appreciated all of these generous contributions, and, all in all, we realized approxi-

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CALENDAR | News, Updates & Listings Friday, April 19 Good Friday service, “Were You There?”, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Black Creek Baptist Church at 6289 McClellan Rd. in Mechanicsville. The drama combines music with a series of short monologues written from the point of view of characters who would have been witnesses to the last hours Christ’s life. For more information, call the church office at 804-781-0330.

Saturday, April 20 A Huge Easter Egg Hunt will get underway at 11 a.m. at Rural Point Baptist Church at 6548 Studley Rd. in Mechanicsville. The event, for ages 0 to sixsth grade, will include an egg hunt, activities, and lunch. For more inform-

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Hanover Courthouse Rd, Hanover, VA 23069. SULLIVAN, Jacob Reilly, 19, of Mechanicsville, Va., went to be with the Lord Monday, April 8, 2019. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary J. Stock; and his SULLIVAN paternal grandfather, William Sullivan. Jacob is survived by his loving and devoted parents, Kristi and Kevin Sullivan; his brother, Zachary “Zak” Sullivan; paternal grandmother, Frances Sullivan; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jacob was a 2018

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be closed on Easter. An All-You-Care-to-Eat Salt Fish Breakfast will be held from 6 to 9 a.m. at the Doswell Ruritan Club at 16433 N. Washington Hwy. in Doswell. The meal includes scrambled eggs, bacon, hashbrown potatoes, spiced apples, biscuits, cornbread, coffee, and juice. The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for ages 4 to 10. Take-outs will be available. Proceeds support the Doswell Community Center. This will the Ruritan Club’s last breakfast until September.

Sunday, April 21 Hanover County’s solid waste convenience centers will graduate of Lee Davis High School. He was always “the man with the plan!” He had tons of great ideas. He loved video games, landscaping, animals, woodworking and just tinkering with things. Jacob was known for his brilliant smile, kind, gentle soul and his huge heart. He was presented numerous challenges in his short life, all of which he conquered with grace and pride. His memory will live forever in the hearts of all who were blessed to know him. The family received friends Friday, April 12, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. A memorial service followed at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hanover County Humane Society. WINGFIELD, Dorothy Tate, 84, of Hanover, Va., departed this life Saturday, April 12, 2019. She was pre-

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The Black Creek Baptist Church will hold its annual Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at Sweet’s Pond at 5463 McClellan Rd. in Mechanicsville. As the sun rises, the congregation will celebrate the Risen Son of God on Easter morning. Breakfast will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday School (Bible Study) will follow at at 9:45 a.m., with Easter morning worship service beginning at at 11 a.m. at the church at 6289 McClellan Rd. For more information, call the church office at 804-781-0330.

Church will present an Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at 6411 Heatherwood Drive in Mechanicsville. Pastor Evan Wildhack will lead prayer and worship. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Easter services will start at 9 a.m. with breakfast in the Fellowship Hall of Rural Point Baptist Church at 6548 Studley Rd. in Mechanicsville. The worship service begins at 11 a.m. For more informtion, call 804-730-3226 or visit www.ruralpointbaptist.com or www.facebook.com/RPBCVA.

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ceded in death by her husband, William A. Wingfield Jr.; her daughter, Diane Wingfield; her grandson, Scott Wingfield; her parents, Jesse and Julia Tate; and seven siblings. Dorothy is survived by her children, Debra WINGFIELD N. Williams-Ramsey (Steve), Eddie Newbill, Lester Wingfield (Debbie), Donna Thornburg (Kelly); and many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a member of the Eastern Star and a charter member of Shalom Baptist Church. The family would like to express a special acknowledgement to her granddaughters, Lorrie W. Colbert and Nikki Williams,

for their exceptional care of their grandmother in her final days. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. April 17, 2019, at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., 23111, with the funeral to follow at 2 p.m.

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WIGHTMAN, Mary Alice Shipley, 91, of Richmond, formerly of Mechanicsville, VA, went home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was born May 20, 1927, in Richmond, VA. Mary Alice is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, W.A. Wightman Jr.; sons Jeffrey S. Wightman and Cary A. Wightman; her parents, Mary F. and John A. Shipley; brother, Stuart A. Shipley. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janet W. and Bruce Eppers; daughterin-laws Jean M. Wightman and Cindee P. Wightman; three grandchildren Eric see OBITUARIES, pg. 35 

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Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Station 12, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at 6397 McClellan Rd. in Mechanicsville. A ceremony and awards presentation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. The event also will include tours of the station and equipment, as well as a fire safety area. Representatives of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office will be joining in the celebration. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call Station 12 at 804-781-0519.

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ed to the complaint with a letter to all parents alerting them of the incident and explaining the county’s policy on controversial or sensitive material. That policy has been revised in recent years, but basically requires teachers to obtain pre-approval for supplementary lessons or materials that might be controversial or considered sensitive from the principal or a designee. If the lesson is approved, a letter is sent to parents making them aware of the impending presentation and allowing their children to opt for alternative assignments. The child’s mother cited religious reasons for her concern and stated that some of the artwork in the book confused her daughter. Hanover County Public Schools officials issued no opinion regarding the book, but the letter indicated the

county’s policy was not followed in this case. “In this case, the book, which tells the story of the rainbow flag becoming a symbol of equality for the LGBT community, was not vetted through the appropriate process at our school,” Keck wrote in the March 31 letter. “It is also not a part of our curriculum.” The letter also noted that parents were not pre-notified of the lesson as required by the policy. But some parents who also have children enrolled in the class objected to the sensitive or controversial label being applied to this selection, and they took advantage of a public comment period at last week’s Hanover County School Board meeting to express their concerns. Colleen Berry, the parent of a Hanover County graduate and one child still in the public school division, asked why the book in question would see BOOK, pg. 24 


Supervisors OK budget $492.1 mil aids public safety, education and hikes pay By Jim Ridolphi for The Mechanicsville Local HANOVER -- After a long and detailed process that began in January, it almost seemed anti-climactic when the Hanover County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the FY20 proposed budget without dissent or discussion at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular meeting. The now approved $492.1 million budget continues the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trend of strengthening public safety and education while providing a 3% salary increase for county employees. A strong economy with increased sales and personal property tax revenues, combined with bolstered real estate assessments, fueled the 6% increase over this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget, and there are no increases

in local real estate taxes included in the approved budget. Seven new deputies and one court services specialist are included in the approved budget, as well as six new FireEMS positions are approved, allowing full-time staffing at the Ashland station. Supervisors also approved a 2020-24 Capital Improvement Plan totaling $262.5 million over the next five years. Capital projects in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget include a new terminal at the airport, a new burn building for Fire-EMS training and new air packs for firefighters. Supervisors seemed more willing to talk when it came to a resolution providing raises for board members for the next four years. State law forbids sitting

boards from providing raises for themselves, but allows increases for future boards when they are seated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As you are aware, the Commonwealth of Virginia does not allow sitting boards to modify their salaries with pay raises for the term for which they are serving,â&#x20AC;? County Administrator Rhu Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That presents us with the problem of trying to address any of those potential items prior to the upcoming election.â&#x20AC;? Those adjustments must be made by July 1. Hanover County supervisors currently make $27,060 annually, with an additional $2,000 additional stipend for the chairman. The county administrator said thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the highest

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Supervisors Scott Wyatt, left, Canova Peterson, Sean Davis and Wayne Hazzard listen as they prepare to take action on the 2020 fiscal year budget for Hanover County.

in the region, or the lowest. Richmond Council members earn $25,000 annually, while Chesterfield supervisors earn $37,008. Supervisors in Henrico County receive $55,819 annually. Harris proposed a 2% raise for each of the upcoming four years, amounting to about a $600 increase annually. Chairman Canova Peterson

asked if the board had options pertaining to the raise, or an option to reject the increases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The board has declined in years that the staff did not receive any raises, or has declined to a lower amount if the play raise was less than 2%,â&#x20AC;? Harris saidd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have that flexibility on a year-byyear basis â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to implement the 2% raise or not implement it.â&#x20AC;?

Cold Harbor supervisor Scott Wyatt is not running for re-election on the board so the raise would not affect his salary. But, he expressed resistance regarding the proposed increases in supervisor compensation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I began serving the Cold Harbor District, I truly got into it to serve the commusee BUDGET, pg. 20 

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nity and I still find that politics and service find you. You don’t seek it out as a position or a job. I chose to do this,” Wyatt said. “I struggle with receiving this additional compensation,” Wyatt continued. “I will be opposing this.” Peterson said he would never like to see the level of that compensation obtain a level where people could depend on it as a job. “That’s not what it’s all about. It’s about service,” he said. He did acknowledge the time required for the job and said it’s a good idea for board

compensation to “keep up with what is going on in the rest of the county.” South Anna supervisor Wayne Hazzard recommended passage thereby allowing future board members the option to either decline or accept the compensation. Wyatt was not swayed by the discussion and held his ground in a 4-2 vote to approve the resolution. Henry District supervisor Sean Davis cast the other dissenting vote, and Faye Prichard, Ashland District, was not present at last Wednesday’s meeting due to work obligations. The raises take effect Jan. 1, 2020.

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HANOVER -- Hanover County’s solid waste convenience centers will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 21. They will reopen for regular business hours at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 22. The centers close at 7 p.m. Information submitted by Tom Harris, Hanover County public information officer.

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Experience the best of Richmond’s dining scene in one delectable evening. Enjoy live cooking demos from local chefs and signature samples from the area’s top restaurants and food purveyors. Plus, enjoy wine, beer and spirits from favorites around the state and beyond.

Live Cooking Demos: • Cooking demonstration featuring Carlisle Bannister from Upper Shirley Vineyards • Cooking demonstration featuring Robert Nelson from The Boathouse • Cooking demonstration featuring Jasmine Bruckner from Casa del Barco • Cooking demonstration featuring Katherine Wenzel from ALDI

Featured Restaurants and Samples: • ALDI • Apple Spice Junction • Arc Angel’s Creations LLC/ Tommy’s Wicked Garden Salsas • AR’s Hot Southern Honey • Belle • Bottoms Up Pizza • Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue • Capitol Waffle Shop • Casa del Barco • Chuy’s • Clark & Hopkins • Country Style Donuts • Dover Hall • Edwards Virginia Smokehouse • Empanadas Market • Espresso A Go Go Catering • Fleming’s Steakhouse • Four Brothers Bistro & Grill

• Gees Cakes • Good Run Research • Keep It Simple Syrup • Landcrafted Food • Les Crepes Gourmet • Metro Diner Texas de Brazil • MOTHER shrub • Mo’s Sweet Minis • Ms. Girlee’s Kitchen • Padow’s Hams & Deli • Poor Georgie’s Bake Shoppe • Salsas Don Sebastian • Sam Miller’s • Sauer’s • Simply Cheddar • The Boathouse • The Savory Grain & More to come

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be considered controversial or sensitive. “This book is not about sex or sexuality, nor does it have violent content,” Berry said. “It is a book about identity history and human rights.” Berry said there was no need for the book to be vetted and recognized for excellence among several organizations. “This book has already been vetted and seems to be the subject of a disparate process than other books in our schools,” Nicole Rossi said. Rossi noted that teachers routinely make decisions

in their classrooms as to the appropriateness of material. She also objected to the nature of the offended parent’s complaint and its reference to religious objections. “We may not censure our children’s educations based on someone’s religious beliefs,” she said. Michelle Blakey joined other speakers in support of the teacher in question and her decision to read the book to her students. Her son is a student in the class and she provided background information on the incident, telling school board members the teacher used the book as a teaching took

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while responding to an incident involving bullying in her class. “A child was called gay and a derogatory term and she took it as an educational event,” Blakey said. Blakey also objected to the policy and the subjectiveness of terms sensitive and controversial. “The Junior Library Review said this biography has no sensitive areas,” she said. She also objected to the religious nature of the complaint. “When you heard this was a religious issue, you should have stopped there and said ‘I’m sorry but this is a public

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school and we separate church and state’,” Blakey said. Superintendent Michael Gill addressed the controversy at the conclusion of the public comment period, and said the department had received numerous phone calls and emails on both sides of this issue. Gill said many expressed views similar to the ones voiced during the comment period, while others objected to the book’s illustrations and thought the sensitive subject was better discussed at home with their 7- to 8-year-old students. Gill said the letter was an explanation of county policy 8 PM

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and recognition that this material was not vetted by the principal. “It is not in any way reflective of not being an inclusive community or an inclusive school for each and every student,” Gill said. He also acknowledged the passion surrounding this issue and the views expressed by the speakers. The superintendent encouraged follow-up meetings with school officials. “We are happy to continue this conversation. We are happy to do so in order to better understand perspectives on this issue.”

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Lee-Davis High School PTSO is sponsoring a spring BJs membership fundraiser from April 22 through May 1. Offers include a new membership for $25 (a $30 savings) and 13-month renewal for $40. L-DHS PTSO will receive $5 for every membership sold through this special offer. Applications are available at the school. For additional assistance, contact ldhsptso@yahoo.com.

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Truex breaks short-track curse in RR win By Nick Vandeloecht Richmond Suburban News RICHMOND – The last couple of years, Richmond Raceway has been a really good track for Martin Truex Jr. and his team. The only thing that was missing was a win. “We’ve led so many laps. … It’s kind of been one that we’ve let slip away a few times or kind of had things go against us towards the end of a few of them,” Truex said Friday. “From that standpoint, I always look forward to coming here and just trying to get some redemption.” He got that redemption Saturday night. The 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion broke a careerlong winless streak at the threequarter-mile short track with a thrilling win against late challenges from Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer in the Toyota Owners 400. It was Truex’s first Cup win on a track shorter than a mile in length, his first of 2019 and his first with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). It was also his 20th win in his 14 full-time seasons in the Monster Energy National Cup Series. Eighteen of those 20 Cup wins have come in the last five seasons. “It’s just a blessing. I feel really fortunate to be around great people and all that started in 2015 at Furniture Row and getting started with [crew

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Martin Truex is jubilant after finally breaking the short-track curse after winning the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway Saturday. It was his first Cup series short-track win in 81 tries, his first win in 2019 and his first as a driver for Joe Gibbs Racing.

chief] Cole [Pearn] and [former team owner] Barney [Visser] and those guys and then getting Toyota on our side in ‘16 and starting to work with everybody at JGR. … It’s been incredible,” Truex said. “As tough as it is not

winning consistently, it really has helped me out and been a big part of the last four years’ [success].” Truex loves this track, he said Friday. “It’s a great place to race,”

Truex said of Richmond Raceway. “It’s, I would say, more similar to short tracks I grew up racing on. … I feel like, if you come here, you kind of feel a little bit of that old short-track feel of the car and the way it

drives, the way you kind of need to work on the handle and the way you have to finesse the car and make tires last.” The track is a huge challenge for sure, he added Friday, but it’s been a good one for them. And

time and time again, he and his team rose to the challenge on Saturday to break through. After surrendering the lead to Joey Logano in the closing laps of the second stage, Truex’s pit crew helped him get it back on lap 246. He then briefly lost the point to Brad Keselowski – who charged past him down the backstretch on the high side with 135 to go – but he stayed close and rallied on by Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford less than 30 laps later. Following another fast effort from his pit crew during greenflag stops that swelled his lead on the racetrack, Truex warded off pressure from third-place finisher Bowyer in the closing 50 circuits, then defended a fiery surge from runner-up Logano, who was just about on his bumper in the final four. Before Logano, Bowyer was able to challenge underneath Truex on the front stretch, but the driver of the blue No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry fended off Bowyer’s challenge and cleared him to keep the lead with 20 to go. “I was struggling the last 40 laps. I had no front turn and I just was real, real tight that last run,” Truex said. “Just had to hold them off – being up front was important tonight, but thanks to the pit crew, they really kept us out there. They’ve

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Patient Hawks overcome early Raider lead By Rob Witham For the Mechanicsville Local MECHANICSVILLE – Down 3-0 before swinging a bat? No problem if you’re the Hanover Hawks baseball team and have taken heed to the approach of your new head coach Tyler Kane. “We talk about pitch by pitch, and control what we can control. We can only control what we’re doing,” Kane said after his Hawks fought back, then held off a seventh inning Atlee charge for a 6-4 win Friday evening. “It’s about what we’re doing as individuals. Knowing the situation, being engaged in the ball game, and not getting too high or too low.” Atlee (5-3) certainly made the opening statement, as Tyler Warren singled with one out, then Zach Beach launched a home run over the right field fence for a 2-0 lead. An out later, Tucker Bratton walked, stole second, then scored on a double to right by Hunter Brown. Eric Anderson relieved starter Cole Wallace and got the final out to get his teammates to the plate. Anderson was critical to the victory, throwing 90 pitches in 4.1 innings of relief, allowing just a run on three hits with three strikeouts. It gave time for the Hawks to get to Atlee starter Brannon Mantlo in the third to soar to the lead. Catcher Brandon Taylor singled to open the frame. An out later, Sam Lipscombe is hit by a pitch, then Will Bowles sent a double to left field to score Chase Flora, the courtesy runner for Taylor. Blake Doggett walked, Colby Hutnan wore a pitch to get aboard and load the bases. Reliever Ryan Mabry entered, walking Jack Goleski to bring Bowles home to make it 4-3 Raiders. Jack Mardigian sin-

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gled to right to score Doggett, then with two outs, Taylor is hit by a pitch, forcing Hutnan home. Hanover took their first lead at 5-4. In the fourth, Lipscombe scored on an RBI single by Hutnan for a key insurance run. With two out in the seventh, after Chase Hustead walked the tying run in Brown, Kane went for experience, sending the lefty Goleski to the hill with the count 2-1 on Gavin Bralley. Bralley, on a 2-2 pitch, sent a slow roller in front of the mound which Goleski charged, calmly throwing to first to clinch the win. Hanover (9-0) will host LeeDavis on Friday while Atlee hosts Patrick Henry. On the next field at softball, seniors Ellen Palya and Savannah Thorne took matters into their own hands to give them, and the Hawks, their first win over Atlee during the tandem’s time on the team, taking a 7-2 victory.

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After the Raiders (3-3) scored a run in the top of the first, the Hawks loaded the bases in the third inning. Thorne launched a drive to the center field fence for a basesclearing double to give Hanover a 3-1 advantage. “The first pitch was a strike and I thought I should have

swung at that, so I was waiting for one close to that,” Thorne explained. “I waited, and made good contact. Honestly, I didn’t see where I hit it until I got around first.” The drive produced enough runs for Palya, who has been red hot in the circle for Hanover (8-0) this season. She struck out

11 Raiders and added insurance of her own with a leadoff home run in the fifth inning. Palya ended the night 3-for4 with three RBI’s while Thorne and Leslie Currie each had two hits. Kelly Ayer went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored for Atlee. Thorne noted the importance of finally getting a

victory over their biggest, and closest, rival. “It puts us in a good position. A lot of people may still think we’re the underdogs,” Thorne explained. “It proves that we are better than we have been in the past, and we’ve see PATIENT, pg. 29 


Custer’s stand leads to victory at Richmond RICHMOND – As eyes on pit road monitored the weather radar, Justin Allgaier’s eyes were on the leader position, currently occupied by Cole Custer. Allgaier had held that position when the caution came out with 22 laps remaining in Stage 2 – and he chose to stay there, in the case that rain arrived sooner than later, while most of the field pitted. The rain didn’t come out sooner. Custer, who pitted, charged from eighth to first to win the stage. “I was pretty urgent to get up there at that point, just because I knew whoever got to the lead first, it was probably going to be their race,” Custer said. Allgaier pitted, and with weather still a big question mark, he set his sights on P1 from where he began the final stage in the 16th restarting spot. Within 40 laps, he had rocketed up to second, one second behind the lead. But the final stage belonged to Custer, as he regained a lead briefly lost to Austin Cindric to pilot his white, red and black No. 00 Haas Automation Ford to victory in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway. It was the Stewart-Haas Racing driver’s second Xfinity Series win of the year and the fourth of his career. “It’s huge. … When you get to win early in the year, it takes a lot of stress off because you know that your team can win and you’re doing things right and it’s just a matter of perfecting it,” Custer said. He also won the Dash 4 Cash prize of $100,000. “I’ve never won one before, so it’s a really cool thing that Xfinity does,” he said. “It’s one of the coolest things that we

do in this sport, is to be able to race for a 100 grand, and I think that’s huge for all our teams and the drivers. I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do with it yet, but we’ll figure it out.” Cindric finished second, while Allgaier placed third. A caution for David Starr’s spinning No. 52 machine bunched up Allgaier with Custer in the final 36 laps, but Allgaier dropped to fifth on the penultimate restart while Custer got a clean jump. Noah Gragson spun out to bring the drivers back together again, and this time, Cindric – restarting up high – surged past Custer on a blistering restart. But Custer chased him down, took back the lead with 20 to go and pulled away to secure the checkered flag on a Dave Lawrence/The Local winning margin of 2.6 seconds. The green flag comes out late with Cole Custer (00) holding a narrow lead over Austin Cindric (22) in the final laps of the “I knew I had like 25 laps, ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway Friday. Custer kept Cindric in check as the pair finished first and second, respectively. but then it started raining a little bit; I was like, ‘Man, we might not even make it to the end so I might have to really get by him quick here,’” Custer said. “I was just able to work the top on him there at the end and we just had a great car. I think we had the best car out there at the end.” Tyler Reddick kept the points lead on a fourth-place finish while Ryan Sieg worked his way up to fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Zane Smith, John Hunter Nemechek, Chase Briscoe, Riley Herbst and Justin Haley. Virginia native Elliott Sadler, competing in his first Xfinity race since retiring from the series full-time at the end of the 2018 season, finished 12th. Custer and Allgaier split the Advertising Representative Advertising Representative first two stages as Allgaier took 775-4620 775-4627 advantage of a late caution and restart in the first segment to ssuttles@mechlocal.com thaynie@mechlocal.com get by Christopher Bell, who led most of the opening segment,

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Week starts rocky, steadily improves for R-MC baseball By Rob Witham For the Mechanicsville Local ASHLAND – In 191 innings of baseball leading up to the ninth last Tuesday at Hugh Stephens Field, RandolphMacon’s defense, perfect on the afternoon to that point, had committed just 16 errors all season. Holding a precarious 7-6 lead, it was the worst possible time for a porous performance. But thanks to three Yellow Jacket miscues, including a ball dropped for what would have been the final out of the game, Hampden-Sydney pushed a run across, then held the Yellow Jackets off the scoreboard in the last of the ninth for a 7-7 tie in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference contest called due to darkness. No one left happy, certainly not Randolph-Macon head coach Ray Hedrick. “I don’t really have an explanation for it, you know,” Hedrick said. “[Mike] Nickles strikes out to end the eighth, then gets the first ground ball. Funny how this game does that to you.” The strikeout came with the

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and Custer shot past seven drivers who elected to stay out in case rain blanketed the track to win the latter stanza. Custer’s first win this season came at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, on March 16. Bell, who spun late in the second stage to bring out the caution, finished 16th. He trails Reddick in the standings by 24 points. Bell and Custer are the only Xfinity drivers so far to win multiple races this season.

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bases loaded and RandolphMacon looking for insurance runs. Instead, a grounder to Nickles at third by Matt Spagnolo to start the Tiger ninth was bobbled, allowing Spagnolo to reach base. Tommy Barron, the Yellow Jackets’ fifth pitcher of the game, hit Andrew Kasiski with a pitch, sending pinch runner Mack Reese to second. The second error, by Barron, advanced the runners 90 feet. Ryan Clawson walked. Hedrick stuck with Barron, who induced a fielders’ choice

“I think we’re right there – we need to be a little bit better and I think we’re going to get better as the year goes on,” Custer said. “I think we just need a little bit more, but we want to beat those [No.] 20 guys – Christopher is a great driver and [Joe Gibbs Racing] is a great organization, but I think we have the capability of being the best team out there…that’s our goal.” Nick Vandeloecht is sports editor of Powhatan Today, Goochland Gazette and Cumberland Today. He can be reached at nvandeloecht@powhatantoday.com.

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from Jacob Bartlett, forcing Reese at home. Barron fanned Mark Evans, bringing up Blake Hartman, who hit a very soft

grounder in front of the plate. The throw to first to seal the game by Jacob Selden was dropped by Cole Grinde, and the tying run scored. Barron got Josh Duimstra, 2-for-6 on the day, to pop out, stranding the go-ahead run. The Yellow Jackets went down in order in the ninth to end the day with a bitter taste in their mouth. “I told Tommy after the inning there’s plenty of blame to go around for being in the situation we’re in,” Hedrick noted. “The bottom line is we’re knee deep in adversity right now, and we’ve got to find our way out of it.” The road to reason, and reaching closer to season expectations, began the following day, as the Yellow Jackets scored

seven runs in the first three innings, then five more in the eighth to defeat William Peace 16-5 in non-conference action. In the win, senior second baseman Jeff Butler became the alltime program leader in hits as well as runs. Saturday, Nick Roth III made history, earning his 22nd career victory by striking out 15 Roanoke batters over seven innings as Randolph-Macon rolled to a 12-1 victory in game one of an ODAC doubleheader on the road. Roth tied Tim Landis (1982-86) at 22 wins, and fell two strikeouts short of the single-game record set by Travis Beazley, who fanned 17 in a game in 2006. In a closer game two, Michael Zubovich tossed seven shutout innings, striking out

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had a tough year … just really proud of everyone and really happy to get our first win with Gibbs, and definitely first shorttrack win is pretty awesome, too.” Kevin Harvick had the top three finishers in his sights in the closing laps to place fourth. Truex’s JGR teammate and Chesterfield native Denny Hamlin, one of eight drivers who started in the back due to failing pre-race inspection, rounded out the top five. Austin Dillon posted a strong run in sixth, Keselowski faded to seventh, Kyle Busch, who won the first stage but was sent to the back on a pit road speeding penalty, rallied to finish eighth, and Ryan Newman and Paul Menard took ninth and 10th, respectively. Busch swept underneath pole-sitter Harvick through turns 3 and 4 and set sail from

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there to dominate the opening stage. When the yellow flag flew for the competition caution at lap 40, Busch at first kept off of pit road, jumped away from the field on one of his trademark restarts and fought his way through heavy traffic as the stage runner-up Logano tried to reel him in. Logano would win the second stage after overtaking Truex on the high side off of turn 4 within the final seven laps of the segment. Truex had assumed the lead during a cau-

tion period for Kyle Larson when then-leader Kyle Busch was penalized for being too fast exiting pit road. Kyle Larson’s rough start to the season continued when he retired early from the race and finished last in 37th. After he struggled with tire issues related to left rear damage from contact, Larson spun rear-first through Turn 1 and slapped the driver’s side of the red and gold No. 42 McDonald’s Chevrolet against the outside fence with less than 75 to go in the second

eight, while Barron bounced back from Tuesday’s outing to earn the save working two innings, getting a strikeout with the bases loaded in the ninth to seal the win. The Yellow Jackets scored twice in the third thanks to a bases-loaded walk to Butler scoring Zach Evans and an RBI groundout by Nickles to plate Matthew Blaise. Nickles scored in the sixth on an error by Roanoke after singling to begin the frame. The Yellow Jackets stand at 12-3-1 in the ODAC, 17-6-1 overall, a half-game in front of Roanoke (12-4), two and a half games ahead of Ferrum and their next opponent, Virginia Wesleyan, on the road on Wednesday afternoon. Rob Witham can be reached at sports@mechlocal.com.

stage. Michael McDowell also went out of the race when he hit the wall close to where Larson spun after the right rear tire of the No. 34 Ford blew out. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson, also among the eight drivers starting in the back due to failed prerace inspections, finished 12th. Chase Elliott, yet another one in that group, finished 15th. Truex became the fifth different winner of the year and gave JGR its sixth win in the first nine races of 2019. His teammate Kyle Busch has won three and Hamlin has won two, including the Daytona 500. All three drivers are in the top five of the standings – along with Roger Penske Racing drivers Keselowski (two) and Logano (one) – by virtue of their wins. Nick Vandeloecht is sports editor of Powhatan Today, Goochland Gazette and Cumberland Today. He can be reached at nvandeloecht@powhatantoday.com.


Determined defense leads Hawks past Atlee that matters.” Miller’s work wasn’t done. A final push from Atlee at 78 minutes saw her make a split second decision of her own, diving to grab a ball while running into the charging Atlee attacker. Miller was briefly shaken up, but finished the match. “We had good chemistry. I think our entire back line and myself, we connected well and communicated throughout,” Miller said of the Hawks’ defensive work. The Hawks seek to keep the wins going, hosting Lee-Davis Friday, while Atlee must prepare for a home match Friday with Patrick Henry – the team that tied Hanover – and then perennial power Douglas Freeman the following Tuesday. In the boys match, Hanover overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit by scoring three goals in the first fifteen minutes of the second half to vanquish Atlee 3-1. The Hawks (4-1-1) got two goals in the stretch from Josh Lambour. Addison Rodgers registered eight saves for Hanover. Tanner Spangler scored for the Raiders, now 3-2. Rob Witham can be reached at sports@mechlocal.com.

By Rob Witham For the Mechanicsville Local MECHANICSVILLE – Four wins, one tie. That was the result of Hanover Hawks girls soccer in their five matches prior to Spring Break. The bigger statistic, however, was the fact that the defense devised by head coach Manny Tavares and led by goalkeeper Tallulah Miller had yet to allow a goal. That fact would be severely tested Friday night at home as rival Atlee entered, looking for their fourth win of the year. It was no surprise to see both teams fight for possession, fight to create opportunity, then to see both Miller and her Atlee counterpart, Katie Pierson, deny shooters again and again. Scoreless at halftime, both teams had opportunities, and each continued to charge the net in a faster-paced second half. Atlee senior Marypat McCombs was a distracting force, testing the Hanover defense perhaps like no other player yet this season. As time went on, three moments defined the match, and, in the end, three moments kept Hanover undefeated and the owners of six shutouts as they bested the Raiders 1-0. A fast-break opportunity down the right side tested Miller’s ability to find the angle best suited to help her shrink the net. She threw her body on a shot from 10 feet, blocking it out of bounds. The defense handled a subsequent corner, and the Hawks (5-0-1) went to work offensively. “I put myself between the goal and the player, from the middle of the goal to the ball, and I try to close the angle off to the goal as best as I can,” Miller said when asked about the block. Two minutes later, a

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Atlee’s Jada Lyons and Hanover’s Rachel Andrzejewski (6) battle for the ball in the Hawks’ 3-0 victory over the Raiders Friday.

Hanover corner turned into a golden scoring chance for Atlee (3-4), as the Raiders stole the ball after blocking it out of the box. The last Hanover defender forced the attacker to push the ball inside in front of the goal,

not allowing her enough time to get to it for a shot. Miller scooped it up, sending it ahead for what would be the play of the game. Hanover senior Willa Coombs received the ball to

the left of the goal. Having a split second to decide, she fired it, hitting the left post. She then watched as the ball’s spin sent it to the right, behind Pierson, and into the right corner of the net for the only goal of the

evening. “It’s 50-50, do you shoot it or pass it? Well, let’s take a shot and see what happens,” Coombs said. “When it hit the post at first, I was a bit nervous. But it got there, and that’s all

come a long way.” With Lee-Davis coming to Hanover this Friday, Palya, Thorne and the Hawks will have yet another opportunity to show that, in 2019, this team is in it for the long haul. NOTE: The Lee-Davis at Patrick Henry baseball and softball games scheduled for last Friday were rained out. Rob Witham can be reached at sports@mechlocal.com.

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MECHANICSVILLE CHURCHES EPISCOPAL

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All Souls Episcopal Church Worshiping at Messiah Lutheran 8154 Atlee Rd Sunday Worship 9:15 am Holy Eucharist 10:50 am Adult & Children’s Formation We are a welcoming, Inclusive faith community Nursery Provided 804-559-9302 Rev. Katherine G. Dougherty, Priest Rev. Karla Hunt, Deacon allsoulsepiscopal@gmail.com www.allsoulsva.org

Gethsemane Church of Christ 5146 Mechanicsville Turnpike Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM 804-779-2044 Bill Wines, Senior Minister www.gethsemanechristians.org

Immanuel Episcopal Church Worship @ 10AM on Sundays 3263 Old Church Road www.immanueloc.org 804-779-3454 The Episcopal Church of the Creator 7159 Mechanicsville Pike, 746-8765 Christ Centered All Are Welcome 8:00 am Holy Eucharist 9:30am Youth & Adult Sunday School 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Nursery provided @ 9:15 & 10:15 Please visit our website creatorfamily.net

EVANGELICAL FRIENDS Hanover Evangelical Friends 6420 Mech Trnpk. 804-730-9512, friendlychurch.org Worship: Sun. 10:30AM Sunday School @ 9:15AM

INDEPENDENT CHRISTIAN Fairmount Christian Church, 559-8070 6502 Creighton Rd. Sunday AM Worship Traditional 8:15 & 11:00, Contemporary 9:30, Modern 11:15, Bible School at 9:30 & 11:00. Rick Raines, Senior Minister; Chris Santasiere, Associate Minister; Tracy Thomas, Worship & Music Minister; Ryan Card, Associate Worship Minister; Davis Ellenberger, Youth Minister; Ashley Sears, Children’s Director. fairmountchristian.org

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: lbcrichmond.com Rural Point Baptist Church 6548 Studley Road, 730-3226 www.ruralpointbaptist.com Truth Baptist Church, 627-2170 COME & SEE! All info at: www.truthbaptistchurch.com

LUTHERAN St Paul Lutheran Church (LCMS) 427-7500 ∂ 8100 Shady Grove Rd, saintpaul-lcms.com Rev. Rodney Bitely, Pastor; Sun. Sch. 9:15am, Worship 10:30am

NAZARENE Hope Community Church 8391 Atlee Rd, www.hopenow.cc Atlee Christian Academy PK-5th grade, (746-3900) atleechristianacademy.com

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Fairfield Presbyterian Church Worship: 9am Contemporary 11am Traditional 6930 Cold Harbor Rd, 23111. www.fairfieldpcusa.org

FCC - Fellowship Community Church Teaching the Word of God and watching for the miraculous. Hanover High School 9:45am www.fellowshipcc.com

New Highland Baptist Church 8:30 am & 11am Worship; 9:45 am Sunday School; 9200 New Ashcake Road, 550-9601 ww.newhighlandbaptist.org

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Shalom Baptist Church 8116 Walnut Grove Rd. Office: 746-7737 SUNDAYS: 8:30 am Worship 9:20 am HeBrews Café 9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 pm Fellowship Meal 6:15 pm Children, Youth, Adult Bible Study 7:30 pm Choir Find us on the web at shalombaptist.net

Meadowbridge Seventh-Day Adventist Church 7400 Antique Lane Mech., Saturday Services: Sabbath School, 11 am. Worship Service, 12 pm. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6:30pm. Church phone: 746-2788

SOUTHERN BAPTIST Black Creek Baptist Church, 6289 McClellan Rd. Sunday - Bible Study for all ages, 9:45am10:45am; Worship 11a.m.-12 noon (Nursery Prov.) Wed. Night Activities: Family Dinner 5:45 p.m., Youth 6:15 p.m. Children in Action Mission Time and Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m., Adult Choir 7:30 p.m. Pastor, Randy Rains, Youth Director, Travis Tyler www.blackcreek.org or call (804)781-0330 Broadus Memorial Baptist 1 Church - 2 Locations! 5351 Pole Green Rd. Mechanicsville 23116. 8:45am Traditional Worship 10am Bible Study for all ages, 11am Contemporary Worship Hebron Campus 3407 King William Rd. Aylett (at Mangohick) 23009 11am Contemporary Worship Phil Peacock, Pastor. #779-2700 www.BroadusChurch.org Belong, Believe, Become Cool Spring Baptist Church 9283 Atlee Station Rd. For info, activities & worship times visit www.coolspring.org or call 746-0800

Join us! Easter Sunrise Service Breakfast to Follow / RSVP before April 19 April 21, 6:00 A.M. Historic Beulah Church 7252 Beulah Church Road Mechanicsville, 23111 For info, call 335-6728 Love God. Learn the Bible. Care for People. Glenn Hawkins, Pastor Harvest Christian Fellowship (SBCV) 8080 AMF Dr. - www.hcfellowship.com Sun. School-9:00AM - Worship-10:15AM Wednesday - Youth Gathering - 6:45PM Hillcrest Baptist Church 11342 Hillcrest Road Hanover, VA. 23069 730-1500. Wed Eve 6 p.m.-Dinner & Study, Sunday 11am Service 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. www.HillcrestHanover.org Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 8016 Atlee Rd, 746-7253 Dr. Rev. Tim Madison 8:30am Contemporary, 9:45 Bible Study & 11am Trad. Worship www.mechanicsvillebaptist.org

SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST New Hope Baptist - Located at 5452 Spotslee Circle, Mech. 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 Mechanicsville United Methodist Church 7356 Atlee Road 746-5118 Kerry Boggs, Pastor Join us in our Hospitality Room at 9:15 am for coffee and donuts Worship Service is at 10:00 am Nursery provided from birth to 3. Kids Crew ages 4 thru 5th grade. Wednesday night dinners 6 pm www.mechumc.org Shady Grove United Methodist Celebrate Christ on Sunday Mornings. Traditional worship: 8:15 & 11:15. Contemporary worship: 9:45, Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:15am. All Ages. Nursery for infants & toddlers at all services. Corner of Meadowbridge & Shady Grove Rd, Mechanicsville. Jay Kelchner Pastor. 746-9073 shadygroveumc.org

ROMAN CATHOLIC Church of the Redeemer 8275 Meadowbridge Road 746-4911 www.churchredeemer.org Mass celebrated on Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 AM

UNITED METHODIST Enon United Methodist Church 6156 Studley Rd; 746-4719 ReNe’e Teague, Pastor Join us for Sunday School, for all ages, 9:45am Worship Service at 11am (Nursery provided) www.enonumc.org office@enonumc.org

New Bethesda Baptist Church 9019 New Bethesda Rd. 779-2101 Todd Combee, Pastor Caleb Bittler, Minister to Students & Family Sunday School 9:30AM, Worship 10:45 am. Bible Study/Youth activities 6pm Wednesday Dinner/Prayer/Youth/Children 6pm www.newbethesda.org

Lebanon United Methodist Church 8492 Peaks Rd, 746-0980 R. Spencer Broce, Pastor Worship with Praise Band 9 am Sunday School for all ages 10 am Worship with Chancel Choir 11 am Nursery throughout morning Staff Youth Director www.lebanonumc.org

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Local teen taking talents to Texas By Melody Kinser mkinser@mechlocal.com Abram Dean’s “first real thing” in terms of performing paid off earlier this year when he captured the title of Hanover Junior Idol. Thanks to some encouragement from his mom Debbie Lunsford, he took the leap into the world of music. And now the 16-year-old from Mechanicsville is preparing to move to Texas to pursue his dream. On Aug. 20, Abram and his mother will head to Dallas where he has been accepted to study — and hone his skills — with the Linda Septien Entertainment Group. Debbie said she suggested Abram enter the Hanover Arts and Activities Centersponsored Idols competition because he “wants to get into this music thing, so let’s see TEEN, pg. 14 `

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Taylor Dragum, Alex Goleski, Laci Miller, Courtney Chenault and Madison Cox cheer on the Atlee All-Stars on Saturday, July 31, during the opening game of the Tournament of State Champions at Mitch Stadium near Huntington, W.Va. For more, see Sports, page 32.

School district again expects full accreditation For the ninth consecutive year, Hanover County Public Schools will again receive 100 percent full accreditation. According to Dale S. Theakston, communications specialist, the accreditation is determined based on the 200910 Standards of Learning assessments. Preliminary information from the Virginia Department of Education indicates the accreditation status. Final accreditation reports are expected on Sept. 15.

County receives VACo honor Hanover County has Development. been recognized by the VACo received 60 entries Virginia Association of for the statewide contest. Counties as the recipient Former Hanover County of the 2010 Achievement assistant administrator Award for the Dominion Marilyn Blake joined Lane Resources Greentech Ramsey, former Chesterfield Incubator. County administrator, and The county was honored Tedd Povar, associate direcfor its model local govern- tor ofthe Virginia Institute of ment program in the catego- Government, in judging this ry of Community/Economic see HONOR, pg. 4 `

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B. Wightman (Shannon); Zachary D. Wightman (Susan) and Shannon L. Eppers (Ben Arrington); four greatgrandsons, Dylan C., Caden S., Gavin S., and Jeffery D. Wightman; sister-in-law, Jane W. Howard; brother-in-law, Dr. J.P. Wightman; nephew,

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Saturday, April 27 The Atlee Athletic Boosters will host the Raider Royale Casino Night & Silent Auction from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Ashcreek Clubhouse. Tickets purchased before April 20 are $35 per person/$60 per couple or $45/$80 at the door. The evening will include gaming and a silent auction. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Kreggers and desserts by More Than Greek. Free shuttle buses will be provided by Freedom RV Rentals Inc. at Honey Meadows, King Charter, Atlee Recreation Association, Milestone, and Rutland to transport to and from the event. For more information, visit https:// www.atleeraidernation.com/ raiders-royale-casino-night/. The semi-annual

John Wayne Shipley (Eleanor); special cousin, Barbara A. Walton; godchild, Pamela H. Hall; and many loving family and friends. After graduating high school in 1944, she joined her family in Brooklyn, NY, worked amd completed a two-year business school. She moved to Mechanicsville, VA in 1948 when she married her husband, Bill. They raised

their three children in the same house where Mary Alice lived for 64 years until moving to The Hermitage of Richmond with dementia. Mary Alice loved being a wife and mother, and adored her grandchildren and great grandsons. She loved dance, she had many happy times at the river cabin she had as a child and loved the cabin that she and Bill built

in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mary Alice enjoyed cooking, making quilts, playing cards with the Canasta Club, camping, the ocean, traveling, wildflowers, and writing stories and poems. She was an Avon Representative for many years, did volunteer work at Stuart Circle Hospital, her community, and her church. With her strong faith she lived a wonder-

Community Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Trinity Christian Church at 8469 Atlee Rd. in Mechanicsville. To rent a space, call 804-746-4838. The fee is $15 for one and $25 for two. Vendors also are welcome to participate. Set-up begins at 6:30 a.m. Food will be sold.

Mile Dash. To register, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/ VA/Mechanicsville/LMES5k. If you are registering for a family of four online, scroll down on the registration page until you see the multi-family discount. If you are registering for a family of five or more, ask your child’s teacher for a paper copy. For more information, email laurelmeadow5k@gmail.com. Cool Well Community will hold a Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8201 Tavern Keepers Way in Mechanicsville.

in King William County will celebrate its 150th Church Anniversary, with a two-day event that will begin with a banquet at 5:30 p.m. at the King William Ruritan Club at 156 Ruritan Lane in King William County. The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children 5 to 12 years old. The fee will include a meal. Guest preacher for the banquet will be the Rev. Dr. Leo Whitaker, the executive minister of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia. On Sunday, May 19, the celebration will continue with the 11 a.m. worship service. Rev. Dr. Wilbert D. Talley, pastor of the host church, will deliver the morning message. The theme for this very special occasion is “He has been with us from the beginning, we’ve got a testimony,” with the scripture reference coming from John 15:27. For a banquet ticket, contact the church office at 804-769-3123.

Friday through Sunday, May 3-5 Hanover Tavern Foundation will present a one-of-a-kind antiques show and sale, with 20 hand-selected antique dealers offering for sale a variety of period furniture, ceramics, silver, pottery, jewelry, art, linens, books, and folk art. Tickets for the “Antiques at the Tavern” reception, as well as Saturday and Sunday general admission, may be purchased at www. hanovertavern.org.

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Sundays Outside the Walls, a Narcotics Anonymous group, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Pamunkey Regional Jail at 7240 Courtland Farm Rd. in Hanover. For more information, contact John Shinholser, at 804-249-1845. The website is http://www.mcshin.org.

Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 Third Union Baptist Church at 452 Walkerton Rd.

ful Christian life, always trying to help others, and knew God healed her after cancer surgeries in the late 70s. She was a member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church for 70 years and did many activities there. In lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial gift in her memory to Mechanicsville United Methodist Church 7356 Atlee Rd., Mechanicsville,

VA 23111. The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Signal Hill Memorial Park.

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Families Anonymous Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Creator at 7159 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Mechanicsville. The group is a self-help fellowship for the friends and family members of addicts who are in need of understanding and healing themselves. For details, call Sandy at 804-730-4812 or email sandy.leigh@verizon.net.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Ashland Campus at 11515 Ashcake Road in Ashland, holds its church service at 5 p.m. with Pastor Nycholas Greig. For more information, visit www.trinityrichmond.net or call 804-270-9626.

Overcomers Outreach and Women’s Codependency, a Christ-centered anonymous support program offering hope and healing for recovering alcoholics, addicts and their families meet every Monday at 7 p.m., at the Mechanicsville Christian Center at 8061 Shady Grove Road in Mechanicsville. For more information, call 804-3669645 or email kjfaith1@gmail. com.

Tuesdays A Commanders coffee is held from 10 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Post 90 at 17662 Beaver Dam Rd. in Beaverdam. For more information, call Post Commander Eugene Truitt at 804-746-4734.

Thursdays The Rotary Club of Ashland meets at noon for lunch at the Henry Clay Inn at 114 N. Railroad Ave. in Ashland. For more information, contact Jennifer Fox at 804-314-2834 or jfox@barnesfamilylaw.com.

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ORDINANCE NO. 19-03 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING RELIEF TO BARBARA LEADBETTER TAYLOR, LINDA LEADBETTER POMFREY, AND BETSY LEADBETTER CRAIG BY PAYING TO THEM A PORTION OF THE SURPLUS FUNDS RECEIVED BY HANOVER COUNTY FROM THE HANOVER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT FROM THE DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAX SALE OF THE PARCEL DESIGNATED AS GPIN 7820-26-5778 PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA CODE SECTION 58.1-3967

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REZONING C-49-05(c), AM. 1-19, ELLEN H. AND KEITH T. BROOKS (HORIZON HILLS FARM) Request(s) an amendment to the proffers approved with rezoning request C-49-05(c), Keith and Ellen Brooks, on GPINs 7801-98-9902, 7801-99-9132 and 7801-99-1454, zoned AR-6(c), Agricultural Residential District with conditions, and located on the west line of Clazemont Road (State Route 715) approximately 1.8 miles south of its intersection with Mountain Road (U.S. Route 33). The proposed zoning amendment would eliminate the cash proffer. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: South Anna

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CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CUP-16-18, CHICK-FIL-A, INC. Request(s) a Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Section 26-165.1 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit a fast food restaurant with drive-through on GPIN 8706-01-1301, consisting of approximately 1.65 acres, zoned M-1(c), Limited Industrial District with conditions, and located on the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Chamberlayne Road (U.S. Route 301) and Times Dispatch Boulevard (State Route 1000). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Limited Industrial. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Chickahominy

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Social Services officers discuss benefits, demand in demand for the agency’s ser- Cold Harbor District while By Melody Kinser Fuller is from Mechanicsville. vices. mkinser@mechlocal.com Lynn H. Saunders and David Four-year terms are appointed With a mission to help those by the Hanover County Board who are least able to help them- W. Fuller moved into their new of Supervisors. selves, the newly-elected chair positions on July 27. Both are Saunders, in the role and vice chair of the Hanover now in their seventh year on of chair, said she sees firstCountySocialServices Advisory the board. see NEED, pg. 25 ` Saunders represents the Board talked about the increase

Local teen taking talents to Texas By Melody Kinser mkinser@mechlocal.com Abram Dean’s “first real thing” in terms of performing paid off earlier this year when he captured the title of Hanover Junior Idol. Thanks to some encouragement from his mom Debbie Lunsford, he took the leap into the world of music. And now the 16-year-old from Mechanicsville is preparing to move to Texas to pursue his dream. On Aug. 20, Abram and his mother will head to Dallas where he has been accepted to study — and hone his skills — with the Linda Septien Entertainment Group. Debbie said she suggested Abram enter the Hanover Arts and Activities Centersponsored Idols competition because he “wants to get into this music thing, so let’s see TEEN, pg. 14 `

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Taylor Dragum, Alex Goleski, Laci Miller, Courtney Chenault and Madison Cox cheer on the Atlee All-Stars on Saturday, July 31, during the opening game of the Tournament of State Champions at Mitch Stadium near Huntington, W.Va. For more, see Sports, page 32.

School district again expects full accreditation For the ninth consecutive year, Hanover County Public Schools will again receive 100 percent full accreditation. According to Dale S. Theakston, communications specialist, the accreditation is determined based on the 200910 Standards of Learning assessments. Preliminary information from the Virginia Department of Education indicates the accreditation status. Final accreditation reports are expected on Sept. 15.

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County receives VACo honor Hanover County has Development. VACo received 60 entries been recognized by the Virginia Association of for the statewide contest. Former Hanover County Counties as the recipient administrator of the 2010 Achievement assistant Award for the Dominion Marilyn Blake joined Lane Resources Greentech Ramsey, former Chesterfield County administrator, and Incubator. The county was honored Tedd Povar, associate direcfor its model local govern- tor of the Virginia Institute of ment program in the catego- Government, in judging this ry of Community/Economic see HONOR, pg. 4 `

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SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS SE-1-19, CHICK-FIL-A, INC. Request(s) a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Section 26-337 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit a reduction in the width of the Major Thoroughfare and M-1 landscape buffers on GPIN 8706-01-1301, consisting of approximately 1.65 acres, zoned M-1(c), Limited Industrial District with conditions, and located on the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Chamberlayne Road (U.S. Route 301) and Times Dispatch Boulevard (State Route 1000). (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Chickahominy

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11. Holds grain 13. Occurring at a fitting time 17. Vogue 24. Born of 25. Get the job done 26. Teletype (Computers) 27. Small southern constellation 28. Decaliters 29. Area near the concert stage 35. Social insect living in organized colonies 36. Winter activity 37. Snakelike fish 38. Not wet 40. In addition to 41. In league 42. Barrels per day (abbr.) 43. Monetary unit 44. Marked 45. Emerges 47. Shape by heating 48. Early Slavic society 49. Italian automaker 52. Racing legend Earnhardt 53. A type of name 54. __ Strauss, jeans maker 55. Famed garden

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CANCER • Jun 22/Jul 22 Older, unresolved issues may bubble up this week and grab at your attention, Cancer. Seek out close companions who may be able to guide you through.

TAURUS • Apr 21/May 21 It can be challenging to balance private and public life, Taurus. Make a concerted effort to be open, but don’t overshare information, either. Work with others, if necessary.

LEO • Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, consistency at work starts to shine through in your career status and progress at the company. Competition seems to fall away, and you take a leadership role.

GEMINI • May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you want to have momentum, but something trips you up and slows you down considerably. You have to find a work-around if you want to be happy.

VIRGO • Aug 24/Sept 22 Showcase your talents to people unfamiliar with what you can do, Virgo. This renewed enthusiasm may inspire you and others going forward.

LIBRA • Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, the longer you let your needs go unaddressed, the more the pressure and stress will mount. Find a way to put yourself first this week. SCORPIO • Oct 24/Nov 22 Your sense of security and routine is put to the test with a new visitor to your household, Scorpio. This visitor may require a few concessions on your part. SAGITTARIUS • Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, try your best to breeze through interruptions at work this week. Your projects are all on schedule, and you want to keep them going forward.

CAPRICORN • Dec 22/Jan 20 Your attention may be drawn to the material things in your life right now, Capricorn. It is okay to focus on the niceties surrounding you once in a while. AQUARIUS • Jan 21/Feb 18 Make some changes at home so that living spaces reflect your personality and desire for comfort and coziness, Aquarius. It can make for more harmonious living. PISCES • Feb 19/Mar 20 You may be at a loss for words because distractions keep pulling you in different directions, Pisces. Stay the course the best you can.

THIS WEEK’S ANSWERS

CLUES ACROSS 1. Tenor 5. Panthers’ signal caller 8. Systems, doctrines, theories 12. Rulers 14. Indonesian coastal town 15. Type of cuisine 16. Kids 18. Single Lens Reflex 19. Extra seed-covering 20. Force out 21. Feline 22. __ & Stitch 23. Semantic relations 26. A larval frog or toad 30. Sport for speedsters 31. One who is learning 32. Request 33. Famed WWII conference 34. Relieved 39. English broadcaster 42. Car signal 44. Grass part 46. Trivially 47. Serve as a warning 49. Centers of activity 50. An electrically charged atom

ARIES • Mar 21/Apr 20 You may realize a long-term goal over the next few days, Aries. The sense of accomplishment can inspire you to try new things and set new goals.


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Meticulously Maintained Transitional w/ 3,566 sq ft sitting on Almost 11 ACRE LOT, 4 BR's, 3.5 baths, dining room, great room w/ brick fp, kitchen w/ Granite & ss appliances, 1st floor master suite w/ deluxe bath w/ his & her vanity, jetted tub, tiled shower & separate water closet. 3 zone heating & cooling, 4 car attached garage, screen porch, rear deck & more. $519,950

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Colonial Home Featuring 1,536 Square Feet, First Floor Master, Three Bedrooms on the Second Level, Two Full Baths, Vaulted Kitchen with New Coutnertops, Hardwood Floors in Great Room and Kitchen, Maintenance Free Vinyl Siding, Rear Deck, Paved Drive, and Fenced Back Yard. Priced in the $240's

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Colonial Style Home Featuring 3,835 Finished Sq. Ft. Including a Finished WalkOut Basement, 4 BR’s & 2.5 Baths. First A Floor Features Formal Living & Dining W Rooms w/Wood Flrs & Crown Molding, Family Room w/Wood Flrs, Crown Molding & Wood Burning FP, Eat-In Kitchen w/Tons of Cabinet Space, Stainless Steel Appliances, Breakfast Bar, Breakfast Nook & Rear Staircase. There is also a Mud Room w/French Doors Entering into the Utility Room w/Built-In Cabinets, Plus Entry to the Attached Garage. Second Floor Offers a Spacious Master Suite w/Walk-In Closet and a Deluxe Bath w/Jetted Tub & Separate Shower, 3 Add’l BR’s & Hall Bath. Finished Basement Gives You a Huge Rec Room that has Plenty of Possibilities. Other Amenities Include 2-Car Attached Garage, 2-Zone Heating & Cooling, Walk-Up Attic, Rear Deck, Paved Drive, Brick Paver Walkway Plus One Year AHS Home Warranty. Don’t Let This One Slip By! $369,950

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