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April 18, 2018

Supervisors take step toward lowering tax rate By Laura McFarland News Editor

POWHATAN – The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors decided in a split vote last week to advertise an 88 cent real estate tax rate to lower the burden on residents with the understanding the county will need to cut $167,000 from the county administrator’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. During the board’s budget workshop on Monday, April 9, the supervisors voted three to two in favor of advertising an 88 cent real estate tax rate. Advertising this rate does not bind the board to this rate, but it does mean the members cannot adopt a tax rate higher than 88 cents. Chair Carson Tucker, who represents District 5, David Williams, District 1, and Larry Nordvig, District 2, voted to advertise the 88 cent rate. Angie Cabell,

PHOTO BY LAURA MCFARLAND

The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors took a step toward lowering the real estate tax rate when they voted to advertise an 88 cent tax rate. This does not bind them to that rate, but they also cannot go above the advertised rate, which represents a slight tax decrease.

District 3, and Bill Melton, District 4, voted against it. The budget workshop started with county administrator Ted Voorhees pointing out he had built the county’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 operating budget based on a real estate tax rate of 88.5 cents. That would keep the same rate as the board had adopted last year, when it reduced the tax rate by 1.5 cents. However, Nordvig almost immediately suggested that the board should instead adopt a flat 88 cent tax rate. He said 88.2 would be the effective tax rate, or revenue neutral, meaning the rate would change but the taxpayer still ends up paying the same bill as last year. That means that an 88.5 cent tax rate would actually represent an increase to residents’ tax bills. For FY 2019, once cent on the tax see COUNTY, pg. 8 

Group helps develop tourism vision New classification

could save residents on home insurance

By Laura McFarland News Editor

POWHATAN – A group of local business and community leaders put their heads together last week to help the county begin creating tourism strategies to increase tourism dollars, small business opportunities, entrepreneurial development and job creation for Powhatan County. The Powhatan County offices of Economic Development and Agricultural Extension held a one-day tourism assessment workshop on Tuesday, April 10 that was attended by about 43 participants.

Prsrt. Standard U.S. POSTAGE PAID Powhatan, VA Permit No.19

see TOURISM, pg. 8 

By Laura McFarland News Editor

PHOTO BY LAURA MCFARLAND

Participants in a tourism assessment workshop held by the county on April 10 shared what tourism resources they believe already exist in Powhatan or that they would like to see developed.

see FIRE, pg. 6 

New digital forensics training, equipment aids sheriff’s office By Laura McFarland News Editor

POWHATAN – The Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office got a boost in its capability to do digital forensics in-house after one of its detectives recently attended a special month-long training course. Detective Austin Schwartz was certified in March through the Mobile Device Examiner (MDE) course at the National Computer Forensics Institute in Alabama. Investigators who attend the course gain experience with a wide array of mobile devices such as cell phones, GPS units, and tablets, forensics analysis tools, legal issues, and report generation for law enforcement. The sheriff’s office previously had to rely on the Virginia State Police and Office of the Attorney Gen-

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POWHATAN – Some Powhatan County residents might be able to seek a decrease in their home insurance premiums thanks to improvements made in the Powhatan County Fire and Rescue Department. Fire and rescue was re-evaluated late last year through the Insurance Services Office’s (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) program, according to Chief Steven Singer. The Insurance Services Office evaluates and classifies fire departments across the nation by looking at their personnel, training, vehicles, equipment, incident reporting and the general operation. The office also looks at the local water department and water sources to determine its ability to provide adequate water flow for firefighting and the public safety communications 911 operations that serve the county. Previously, Powhatan’s PPC classification was a 7/9, but in the new classification the rating has changed to a 5/5Y. The lower the ISO number, the better the classifica-

eral for certain types of examinations and wasn’t able to do any type of digital forensic examination, Schwartz said. Now it can do the majority of them in-house rather than relying on outside agencies. “It gives us the capability to forensically examine cell phones, tablets – stuff we PHOTO BY LAURA MCFARLAND would Detective Austin Schwartz attended a month-long Mobile Device previously see DETECTIVE, pg. 8 

Examiner course that gave him new digital forensic skills to bring back to the sheriff’s office and thousands of dollars in equipment. Schwartz was sponsored to participate at no cost to the county.


Inside

A5 Steer Roast serves up food, entertainment

Powhatan, Virginia B1 Powhatan girls lacrosse grabs two district wins

Vol. XXXI No. 41

April 18, 2018

Supervisors take step toward lowering tax rate By Laura McFarland News Editor

POWHATAN – The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors decided in a split vote last week to advertise an 88 cent real estate tax rate to lower the burden on residents with the understanding the county will need to cut $167,000 from the county administrator’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. During the board’s budget workshop on Monday, April 9, the supervisors voted three to two in favor of advertising an 88 cent real estate tax rate. Advertising this rate does not bind the board to this rate, but it does mean the members cannot adopt a tax rate higher than 88 cents. Chair Carson Tucker, who represents District 5, David Williams, District 1, and Larry Nordvig, District 2, voted to advertise the 88 cent rate. Angie Cabell,

PHOTO BY LAURA MCFARLAND

The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors took a step toward lowering the real estate tax rate when they voted to advertise an 88 cent tax rate. This does not bind them to that rate, but they also cannot go above the advertised rate, which represents a slight tax decrease.

District 3, and Bill Melton, District 4, voted against it. The budget workshop started with county administrator Ted Voorhees pointing out he had built the county’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 operating budget based on a real estate tax rate of 88.5 cents. That would keep the same rate as the board had adopted last year, when it reduced the tax rate by 1.5 cents. However, Nordvig almost immediately suggested that the board should instead adopt a flat 88 cent tax rate. He said 88.2 would be the effective tax rate, or revenue neutral, meaning the rate would change but the taxpayer still ends up paying the same bill as last year. That means that an 88.5 cent tax rate would actually represent an increase to residents’ tax bills. For FY 2019, once cent on the tax see COUNTY, pg. 8 

Group helps develop tourism vision New classification

could save residents on home insurance

By Laura McFarland News Editor

POWHATAN – A group of local business and community leaders put their heads together last week to help the county begin creating tourism strategies to increase tourism dollars, small business opportunities, entrepreneurial development and job creation for Powhatan County. The Powhatan County offices of Economic Development and Agricultural Extension held a one-day tourism assessment workshop on Tuesday, April 10 that was attended by about 43 participants.

Prsrt. Standard U.S. POSTAGE PAID Powhatan, VA Permit No.19

see TOURISM, pg. 8 

By Laura McFarland News Editor

PHOTO BY LAURA MCFARLAND

Participants in a tourism assessment workshop held by the county on April 10 shared what tourism resources they believe already exist in Powhatan or that they would like to see developed.

see FIRE, pg. 6 

New digital forensics training, equipment aids sheriff’s office By Laura McFarland News Editor

POWHATAN – The Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office got a boost in its capability to do digital forensics in-house after one of its detectives recently attended a special month-long training course. Detective Austin Schwartz was certified in March through the Mobile Device Examiner (MDE) course at the National Computer Forensics Institute in Alabama. Investigators who attend the course gain experience with a wide array of mobile devices such as cell phones, GPS units, and tablets, forensics analysis tools, legal issues, and report generation for law enforcement. The sheriff’s office previously had to rely on the Virginia State Police and Office of the Attorney Gen-

731745-01

DELIVER TO: Postal Patron Powhatan, VA 23139

POWHATAN – Some Powhatan County residents might be able to seek a decrease in their home insurance premiums thanks to improvements made in the Powhatan County Fire and Rescue Department. Fire and rescue was re-evaluated late last year through the Insurance Services Office’s (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) program, according to Chief Steven Singer. The Insurance Services Office evaluates and classifies fire departments across the nation by looking at their personnel, training, vehicles, equipment, incident reporting and the general operation. The office also looks at the local water department and water sources to determine its ability to provide adequate water flow for firefighting and the public safety communications 911 operations that serve the county. Previously, Powhatan’s PPC classification was a 7/9, but in the new classification the rating has changed to a 5/5Y. The lower the ISO number, the better the classifica-

eral for certain types of examinations and wasn’t able to do any type of digital forensic examination, Schwartz said. Now it can do the majority of them in-house rather than relying on outside agencies. “It gives us the capability to forensically examine cell phones, tablets – stuff we PHOTO BY LAURA MCFARLAND would Detective Austin Schwartz attended a month-long Mobile Device previously see DETECTIVE, pg. 8 

Examiner course that gave him new digital forensic skills to bring back to the sheriff’s office and thousands of dollars in equipment. Schwartz was sponsored to participate at no cost to the county.


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O B I T UA R I E S TAYLOR GARRIS Taylor Louise Garris, 22, of Powhatan, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 8, 2018. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, William Rickard and Cliff Garris, and a brother, Travis Garris. She is survived by her father, Coy Garris; mother, Ann Garris; grandmothers, Carolyn Garris and Margaret Rickard; brother, Michael Garris; sisters, Nicole Garris and Savanna Garris Berlingeri; and a large circle of extended family and friends. GARRIS Services are private.

parents, Robert and Linda Havens; and brother, Craig Havens, all of New Jersey; and her grandchildren, Colton and Gauge Merryman. Bonnie was an accounting assistant with Connect Federal Credit Union. Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Hillsman-Hix FuLOVE neral Home, 16409 Court St., in Amelia, with burial taking place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Odd Fellows II Cemetery in Pemberton, New Jersey. Visiting at the funeral home prior to the service were from 2 until 6 p.m.

BLANCHE JOHNSON

GERALD NILES

Blanche Johnson, 95, of Bronx, New York, formerly of Powhatan, departed this life on Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York. She is survived by two devoted daughters, Mary E. Simmons and Lucille Hoskins (Robert); a sister, Margaret Gainey; a sister-in-law, Leenell Owens; one daughter-in-law, Roberta Brown; 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 23 great-greatgrandchildren, a godchild and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her remains rested at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home, Cumberland, where family JOHNSON received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Mt. Pero Baptist Church, Powhatan. The Rev. Patrick Bland, pastor, officiated. Interment in the Hughes Family Cemetery.

Gerald E. Niles, 74, of Powhatan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at home with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his father, Roland; mother, Gladys; brothers, Donald and Roland (Faye); and sisters, Janice Heslin (James) and Phyllis Cutting (Clifford). He is survived by his loving wife, Jerri (Johnson), to whom he was married for 53 years; his two sons, Thomas Niles and daughter-in-law, Patricia of Woodbridge, and Joe Niles and daughter-in-law, Kellie; his granddaughter, Sarah; and grandson, Ethan, also of Powhatan. He is also survived by his sister, Ann Peterson of Binghamton, New York; his sister, Rachel Holmes and brother-in-law, Charles of Elmira, New York; and sister-in-law, Phyllis of Charlotte, North Carolina. Born in Norwich, New York, Jerry graduNILES ated from Bainbridge Guilford High School and SUNY-Brockport. Upon graduation, he accepted a position at Chenango Forks Middle School and taught sixth grade for 33 years. He loved to teach kids and coach them in sports, coaching at the junior high, junior varsity and varsity levels in multiple sports. He enjoyed playing golf and cards with his friends in New York and in his retirement years, he continued to be devoted to teaching kids and helped to coach his grandson in lacrosse. He also enjoyed traveling throughout the Unites States with his wife, Jerri, always by his side. He lived his life to help others and even in his last days, still strived to make everyone’s days better. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond, P.O. Box 1574, Midlothian, VA 23113. Per his wishes, no services will be held.

SUSAN COCHRANE Susan "Granny" Cochrane, 73, of Powhatan, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 9, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Cochrane; four children, Connie Burgess of Suffolk, Sherrie Dickerson of Powhatan, Jerry Lee Cochrane of Powhatan, Bonnie Sue Jones of Hague; two sisters, Mary Weyandt, Marjorie Deem, both of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren, two whom she raised, Sharlie Yanez, Brandie Falt; and six great-grandchildren. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, COCHRANE 3215 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, and where services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. Interment Powhatan Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to NAWIC Chapter 141, c/o Kristi Smith, 2315 Commerce Center, Suite D, Rockville, VA 23146.

GEORGE DAVIS George "Randy” Davis, 55, of Powhatan, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 9, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Katherine Bryan (Robert) of Powhatan; two brothers, Kenneth Davis of Richmond, Jeff Bryan of Florida; one sister, Mitzi Llewellyn (Dennis) of Amelia; three nephews, Bobby Hazelwood (Olivia), Cameron Handy, Marcus Bryan; two nieces, Taylor Davis, Martha Bryan; and one great-nephew, Braydon Reese. A memorial service DAVIS was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 13 at Christ Family Outreach Church, 12300 Five Forks Road, Amelia, VA 23002. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

BONNIE LOVE Bonnie Lee Love, 50, of Powhatan, passed from this life on Sunday, April 8, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Richard; son, Zachary Love of Rice; her daughter, Angel Merryman of Blackshear, Georgia; her

STANLEY PAYNE JR. Stanley Lee Payne Jr., born March 27, 1943, in Powhatan, departed this earth on Thursday, April 5, 2018, with his loving devoted wife, Vernette C. Payne, of 42 years, by his side. He was a devoted father to Rashanda and Natasha Payne; devoted grandfather to Rashai, Anaya and Christian Payne, Rakei Pope, Kendell Jr. and Cassius Woolridge. Stan is also survived by a daughter, Aleta J. McClenny (Neal) and her three sons, Samuel, Joshua and Andrew; mother-in-law, Bessie B. Coleman; two devoted aunts, Beatrice B. Eggleston and Rosa Lee Payne; devoted uncles, James “Peter” Bell and William F. Smith; and a host of other devoted relatives and friends. Stan was employed by Reynolds Metal PAYNE Company in 1966 and retired from same, now called Alcoa USA in 2005 as a pressman in charge. He was a dedicated car man who loved Corvettes with a passion. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 14 at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street, where family greeted friends one hour prior to a service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Stanley A. Ward Sr., pastor, St. James Baptist Church, Powhatan, officiated and the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Branch Griffin, eulogist, pastor, Hood Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Richmond.

KEVIN PROKESCH Kevin D. Prokesch, 24, of Chesterfield, formerly of, Powhatan, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Rich and Helen Prokesch; one sister, Kristine Shashaty (John) of Chesterfield; two brothers, Derek and Ryan Prokesch, both of Powhatan; paternal grandparents, Glen and Fern Prokesch; maternal grandparents, Wim and Rita Eisma, all of Florida, and several nephews. The family rePROKESCH ceived friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Highway, Powhatan and where services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 16. Interment private.

EVERETT SWOPE It is with great sadness that the family of Everett Mason Swope announces his passing on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the age of 73 years. He was born March 1, 1945, in Harrisonburg, the son of the late Ralph and Mary (Ketterman) Swope. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Swope. Everett worked for Office Products in Harrisonburg for 32 years. After retirement, you could find Everett on a motorcycle or at his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. Everett spent his life in service of his family both immediate and extended. He was an active member of the Chapter SWOPE R Motorcycle Club, the Powhatan Moose Lodge 1840 and American Legion Powhatan Post 201. He was married to Roxanne “Roxy” (Kothbauer) Swope on April 12, 1991, for 27 years. He is survived by his wife Roxy, his two children and two stepchildren, and their spouses. Michael and Kim Swope from Bridgewater, Michelle and Hunter Harris from Middlebrook, Jay and Susan Roudabush from Powhatan and Missy Roudabush and fiance Todd Campbell from Shipman. He is survived by seven grandchildren: Olivia Swope and Anna Fager, Kendall and Brandon Trainum, Kemper, Hayden and Berkley Roudabush, along with four greatgrandchildren: Addisyn, Parker, Braylen and Chyler Trainum. He is survived by three sisters: Gladys and Harold Kephart from Elkton, his twin sister, Esther and JR Lonas from Harrisonburg, and Nancy Swope from Fishersville. A Celebration of Everett’s life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at The Roudabush Residence, 3264 Three Bridge Road, Powhatan, VA 23139. Memorial donations in memory of Everett can be made to Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School, 2501 Academy Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

STEVEN TRUCHINSKI Steven Thomas Truchinski, 81, of Powhatan, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 9, 2018. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Sandra Truchinski; daughters, Sheryl Ward (Bill) of Chesterfield and Tracy Weigel (Marc) of Fredericksburg; granddaughter, Erika Cline (Derrick) and two great-granddaughters, McKenzee and Rylee; sister, Joan McGuigan (George) of New York; and several nieces and nephews. Steve was a retired Navy veteran and worked for the Department of Defense for 18 years. He never met a TRUCHINSKI stranger and always had stories to tell to all who would listen. He had a fighting spirit and vibrant zest for life and loved spending time with his family. Two of his favorite phrases were, "It is what it is" and "if you can't laugh about it, it ain't worth doin'." A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Highway, Powhatan. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

C R I M E R E P O RT Arrests • One male was charged on April 4 with possessing a firearm while in possession of drugs (Felony), three counts of possession of controlled substances (F), carrying a concealed weapon-

subsequent offense (F), and possession of controlled substances (Misdemeanor). • One male was charged on April 5 with breaking and entering with intent to commit felony (F), conspiracy to commit

felony (F), possession of burglary tools (F), grand larceny (F), and larceny $200 or more with intent to sell (F). • One male was charged on April 5 with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony (F), two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony (F), grand larceny (F), larceny $200 or more with intent to sell (F), and

contempt of court (M). • One male was charged on April 6 with possession of marijuana (M). • One male was charged on April 8 with possession of marijuana (M), possession of controlled substances (F), and driving while license revoked (M). • One female was charged on April 8 with possession of marijuana (M).

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• One male was charged on April 8 with driving under the influence-misdemeanor (M). • One male was charged on April 10 with failing to appear on misdemeanor charge (M). • One male was charged on April 10 with contempt of court (M). • One male was charged on April 10 with grand larceny (F). • One male was charged on April 10 with two counts of violating protective orders (M).

Tuesday, April 3 • A report of identity fraud was made at the sheriff’s office.

Wednesday, April 4 • A deputy responded to an identity fraud in the 2500 block of Mill Road. • A deputy responded to a fraud in the 2700 block of Maidens Road. • A deputy responded to a grand larceny in the

2400 block of New Dorset Circle that led to the arrest of one male. • A deputy responded to a report of trespassing in the 2500 block of Red Lane Road. • Two men were arrested in the act of a breaking and entering in the 2400 block of Judes Ferry Road. • A deputy responded to a report of threatening phone calls in the 2500 block of Butterwood Circle.

Thursday, April 5 • A report of fraud was made at the sheriff’s office. • A deputy responded to a report of a dog killing chickens in the 1600 block of Capeway Road.

Saturday, April 7 • Deputies responded to two calls of grand larceny in the 1700 block of May Way Drive. • A deputy responded to see CRIME, pg. 7 


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Subdivision Code issue spills over into court system By Laura McFarland News Editor

P

OWHATAN – An issue that started in 2016 with the removal of language on auxiliary turn lanes from the Powhatan County Subdivision Code and has recently become a contentious topic at board of supervisors meetings was scheduled to extend its reach to the court system this week. A petition of mandamus and injunction was filed on Monday, April 9 in the Powhatan County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office against the county on behalf of former sheriff Nelson Batterson. The civil case was scheduled to be heard on Monday, April 16 and the results could not be included by the time this edition went to print. The results of the hearing will be in the next edition. If issued, a writ of mandamus is an order from a court to an inferior government official ordering the government official to properly fulfill his or her official duties or correct an abuse of discretion. The petition was filed against county

administrator Ted Voorhees, the county itself and the board of supervisors. Attorney Patrick McSweeney filed the petition on Batterson’s behalf. A good portion of the petition is spent describing a timeline of events starting on Jan. 8, when McSweeney, on Batterson’s behalf, made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the county. He requested records related to changes to the road system including Page Road, the Stoneridge development, Carter Gallier Road, Luck Stone Road and its intersection with Route 60. He also requested records related to the adoption and amendment of the Subdivision Ordinance during the previous two years. In response to McSweeney’s request, the county said it would take an estimated 27 hours of staff time and approximately $896 in actual costs to fulfill the request. The petition lays out a series of correspondence between McSweeney and county attorney Tom Lacheney that followed in the weeks after that initial request. The correspondence detailed the petitioner’s objection to the county’s

“unreasonable” fee for the work and the back and forth that occurred between the two parties. In the weeks that followed, the petitioner narrowed the focus of the requests and the county lowered the fee, with them ultimately supplying the documents. However, the petitioner still filed the petition for mandamus making several allegations against the county. It alleged: the board of supervisors have repeatedly voted to go into closed session without making a motion that specifies what they will discuss; the county did not produce the FOIA requested documents in the time allotted to it by state code; the county had no legal authority to invoke an extension it made during the back and forth about the FOIA request; the initial $896 charge the county charged was unreasonable and violated state code; another $1,356 insisted on by the county to be paid by the petitioner in response to record production was also unreasonable and unauthorized; and the county violated state code by withholding all documents pertaining to an investigation into how the auxiliary turn lanes language was removed even if they didn’t meet the

standard for not releasing them. As a result, the petitioner made several requests of the court: mandate that the county produce all public records requested by him at an actual and reasonable cost; declare the seven-day extension the county invoked through Virginia code did not apply in the way it was used by the county; permanently enjoin the supervisors from approving motions to go into a closed meeting without adequately specifying the subject matter of the meeting; and award the petitioner his costs and attorney’s fees. On Wednesday, April 11, Lacheney filed an answer to the petition for mandamus and injunction. It agreed on many but not all of the initial FOIA request timeline points and denied all of the allegations cited against the county. It also made a few claims about the costs it had charged and why they were not excessive. The answer asked the court to dismiss the petition for mandamus with prejudice and require the petitioner to pay $1,356.33 to the county for actual costs in producing the requested documents.

PCPS to hold kindergarten registration day April 19 Contributed Report Children who are 5 years old by Sept. 30 can start kindergarten in the fall, but first they need to be registered. Thursday, April 19 is the day for ontime registration for children in Powhatan County. Registration is at the elementary school in your attendance zone. To find your attendance zone, visit www.powhatan.k12.va.us or call 804-598-5700. Registration in Powhatan County is from 8 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. on April 19. There is quite a bit of paperwork needed to register a child for kindergarten, and pulling everything together takes time. Par-

ents and caregivers are still encouraged to attend registration even if they do not have all the documents because exceptions could apply. The documents needed for registration are:  Child’s official, certified birth certificate or school age affidavit in accordance with state law;  Two proofs of address;  School Entrance Health Form (This can be turned in any time before the first day of school); and  Photo ID for parent or legal guardian. FILE PHOTO This is the eighth an- A former Flat Rock nual Regional Kindergar- Elementary kindergartten Registration Cam- ner on his first day.

paign, coordinated by Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond. This campaign establishes one common registration day for 15 school divisions – that’s 152 elementary schools in Central Virginia. While registration rates improved, more than 4,000 children were not registered on time in the spring last year — enough to fill about eight elementary schools. “Our goal is to help more parents understand what it means for their child to be ready for kindergarten, and how they can help them at home,” said Rich Schultz, executive director of Smart Beginnings Greater Rich-

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KINDERGARTEN Continued from pg. 3 

that parents can use to prepare their child to be ready for school,� added Schultz. Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond recommends these activities to help children build the skills and confidence they will need to be ready for kindergarten:  Read and look at books every day;  Stick to a regular bedtime and wakeup time;  Practice counting real objects — like cereal or crayons;  Talk about their feelings and what kindergarten will be like;  Meet and play with other children their age;  Show respect and use good manners;  Find and name letters of the alphabet everywhere you go;  Visit and explore libraries, parks and museums; and  Use scissors to practice cutting and crayons to draw. There are advantages for parents, children and schools when children are registered on time on April 19:  Parents can get important information that they might otherwise miss;  Schools can adequately prepare for space, staff and materials; and  Teachers can prepare for the child in the classroom. For more information about kindergarten registration and what to bring on April 19, parents can visit www.SmartBeginningsRVA.org or dial the phone number “2-1-1� and find information specific to their school division. 2-1-1 connects to trained professionals who provide free information on available health and human services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Feeding Powhatan is a nonprofit food pantry that exists to feed people who are struggling financially in the Powhatan community. The pantry will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2408 New Dorset Circle (next to Community Life Church). Income guidelines apply. Visit us on Facebook at Feeding Powhatan or call 804-303-6431. On the third Wednesday of each month at a new time, 1 p.m., Powhatan County Public Library will offer Library for All, a program planned for adults with special needs and their caregivers. Each hour-long session will offer something new. Caregivers must remain with attendees during each program. Everyone from the Powhatan community is welcome to attend. The Winter/Spring 2018 dates are: April 18 and May 16. Contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or visit us online at www. powhatanlibrary.net. Senior Connections offers a lunch and social event called Friendship Cafe that is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Thursday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. It provides socialization, nutrition, exercise, transportation and information about relevant topics for seniors ages 60 plus. Contact Joan Doss with Senior Connections at 804-343-3000 or jdoss@youraaa.org. Powhatan County Public Library’s family storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The library is closed on Sundays and county holidays. Call 804- 598-5670. Powhatan Domestic Violence Services and Goochland Family Services hold a support group for survivors of domestic violence from Powhatan and Goochland counties and surrounding areas every Wednesday. The group meets in the evening with childcare provided. All women are welcome. Contact Powhatan Domestic Violence Services at 804-598-5630 or go to the organization’s Facebook page and send a private message.

of money for their many philanthropic projects such as the Powhatan Rescue Squad, Fire Departments, Social Services, Powhatan student scholarships, plus many more local causes. Contact membership chairman Joy Matkowsky, with questions at 804-678-9108. 





Thursday, April 19 







The Woman's Club of Powhatan meets at 10 a.m. at PCC (Powhatan Community Church), 4480 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan. There are no meetings in June, July and August. The Woman's Club manages the Powhatan Clothes Closet, which is the main source

The Free Clinic of Powhatan, located at 3908 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan offers health services (medical, dental, mental health, women's health) free of charge for uninsured and low income residents of Powhatan County. Administration hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursdays, lab services are from 9 a.m. to noon and patient hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Mondays, registration for new patients is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and patient hours are from 4 to 8:30 p.m. All patient visits are by appointment. Contact 804-598-5637.

hours. Shoppers can fill a paper grocery bag full of stuff for $3. The second hand store sells clothes, shoes, books, movies, CDs, housewares, linens, toys, small electronics, games and more. Look for The Clothes Closet of Powhatan on Facebook.

The 10th annual Powhatan Earth Day Celebration starts with the planting of a native Red Maple at 2 p.m. at the Powhatan Animal Shelter, Old Plantation Road off Route 13. From the animal shelter, the celebration moves to the Courthouse Green, where more than 15 earth-friendly vendors will be set up from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be children’s activities, food for sale and more. Contact Cathy Howland at the Virginia Cooperative ExtensionPowhatan Office by calling 804-598-5640. Powhatan Anti-Litter Council will sponsor free paper shredding to residents during the Powhatan Earth Day Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Courthouse Green in the Village. During the event, residents may get rid of old documents confidentially and safely by bringing them to the Courthouse Square for free paper shredding. The Powhatan Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays and 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at 2500 Batterson Road. Contact the pantry at 804-372-9526 or powhatanvafoodpantry@ gmail.com. The Woman’s Club of Powhatan’s Clothes Closet is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday, Monday and Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at 3908 Old Buckingham Road at the back end of the social services building. Donations accepted anytime but preferably during regular

A free caregiver support group sponsored by Powhatan United Methodist Church and Powhatan Family Counseling will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the church, 2253 Rosson Road. It is an open group for anyone who has family or friends dealing with chronic mental health or physical illness. Some meetings will have a special guest speaker. The group is facilitated by Dr. Judith Cain-Oliver, licensed clinical psychologist. Contact Dr. Oliver at 804-598-9577. The Powhatan chapter of the NAACP meets at 7 p.m. at different locations each month: April 19, Hollywood Baptist Church; May 17, First Antioch Baptist Church; June 21, Powhatan County Library (large conference room), and July 19, Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Contact Gail Hairston at 804-598-3435.



The original Powhatan AA meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in the Powhatan Village Building.



The Powhatan Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at the County Seat Restaurant.



The Powhatan Ruritan Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Powhatan United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served followed by a program and a brief meeting. They are a community service organization dedicated to our county. All are welcome. Call Larry Cary at 804-598-5194.



Saturday, April 21 



Awaken to Hope Al-Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.



The Powhatan Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the County Seat Restaurant. The speaker will be Sarah Bierle discussing the role of civilians during the first year of the war, “The Power and Patriotism of Civilians in 1861.� Bierle is the editor of the Emerging Civil War blog and website. Dinner will be included: $20 for non-members, $16 for members. Contact Jane Ranger at 804-598-3205 or at yogiscave@aol.com. The Roundtable website is www. powhatancwrt.com.

Powhatan County residents are encouraged to GO Green with a free recycling event bring old and discarded tires, appliances and electronics for recycling. The Powhatan Anti-Litter Council sponsors this annual event from 8 a.m. to noon at the Powhatan Fairgrounds on Route 60.



Mini-Maker Studio is a new creative arts program for ages 5 to 12 being held at Powhatan County Public Library. Join coordinators at 10:30 a.m. on select third Saturday mornings: April 21, Fairy Gardens, and May 12, Clay Exploration. Participants will explore creative art forms using a variety of materials including wood, fabric, natural materials and clay. No registration is required. Contact the library at 804598-5670 or visit www. powhatanlibrary.net.



The Goochland - Powhatan Master Gardeners Association will hold its 14th annual Spring Garden Festival at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 1851 Dickinson Road, Goochland. This annual event of the Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardener Association (GPMGA) in cooperation with JSRCC and the VA Cooperative Extension is a celebration of all things related to gardening. SGF 2018 will include practical new classes. Horticulturist and author Jeff Gillman will hold two classes: The Truth about Garden Remedies and The Truth about Organic Gardening. Attend one or both talks ($25 per talk or $50 for both talks.) Preregistration required. No fee to visit the college gardens, vendors or the GPMGA plant sale. Online registration for classes at www.gpmga.org or contact the Goochland Cooperative Extension office at 804-5565841.

The Powhatan Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held at noon at County Seat Restaurant.



The Powhatan Moose Family Center will hold its first Powhatan Seafood Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. at the center, 4140 Old Buckingham Road. The event will include games for children and adults, dancing, regular and adult beverages, and music by Big Boss Man Band. There will be regular plates plus ala carte items. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Food available to purchase. Proceeds benefit local charities. For tickets, call 804-598-2809 or visit New Horizon Bank.





Powhatan AA meets at 8 p.m. every Saturday at Manakin Episcopal Church on Huguenot Trail. The Christian Motorcyclists

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church SUNDAYS 8 AM Holy Eucharist (Quiet Service) 9 AM Holy Eucharist (Family Service) 10 AM Christian Formation (Sunday School for Children & Adults) 11 AM Holy Eucharist

All are Welcome! For more information visit www.stlukespowhatan.org Route 711 at Three Bridge Road 794-6953

EVERGREEN COMMUNITY CHURCH (PCA) Proclaiming & Practicing the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Worship service at 9:30 AM Meeting at Flat Rock Elementary School www.EvergreenPowhatan.com

598-8844 Rev. Leonard Liu, Pastor

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Manakin Episcopal Church Sunday Services 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. 985 Huguenot Trail

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Providence Presbyterian Church

Meeting Sundays in Amelia, Farmville, Fork Union, Midlothian, Powhatan and Online. Visit pccwired.net for services times & locations. 598-1174 pccwired.net

598-4970

794-6401 www.manakin.org

Located 1950 Ridge Road (Rt. 627) 2/10th of a mile north of Rt. 13

Mount Calvary Baptist Church

Pastor Linda Lowe

Hearts and Beyond Our Doors

Worship: 8:30 Just off Rt. 13 in8:30 the Village Worship: & 11 a.m.& 11 a.m. Sunday School: 598-4438 Sunday School: 9:45 9:45 a.m.a.m. 2253 Rosson Rd.

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Worship Service 11:00 am Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 am Wednesday Night 7:30 p.m.

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The HOPE Ministry Supper Table monthly dinner will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Dinners are served at the Powhatan County Fair building, 4317 Anderson Hwy. The Supper Table serves those in need and the elderly of Powhatan County. Contact Mamie Scott at 804-382-9154. Free food and fellowship is provided. Bring a friend and/ or neighbor.

Sunday, April 22 

Through April 22, customers of Tractor Supply in Powhatan may participate in the Paper Clover fundraiser by purchasing a paper clover— the emblem of 4-H—for a donation during checkout at their local store or by making a purchase online at TractorSupply.com. The funds raised will be awarded to VA 4-H youth as scholarships to attend camps and leadership conferences. Fundraising efforts from Paper Clover fund scholarships for numerous state level 4-H programs nationwide, and every Virginia donation benefits Virginia youth.



The Powhatan County Democratic Committee meets from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Powhatan Library.

Monday, April 23 

AA meets at 7:30 p.m. every Monday in the gathering room at May Memorial Church, 3926 Old Buckingham Road.

Tuesday, April 24 

The Powhatan Moose Family Center, 4140 Old Buckingham Road, will host Bingo with doors opening at 6 p.m. and games starting at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Call 804-5982809.



Powhatan Handcraft Group meets from 3 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday at the Powhatan County Public Library. People can bring their own project to work on, such as knitting, crochet, needlepoint, beading, cross stitch and embroidery. Handcrafters of all ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration necessary. No craft provided.



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1957 Capeway Rd., Powhatan, VA

804-403-3963 Sundays: Morning Worship 10:00 AM Stephen Shelton, Bishop Wednesday: Sacrament Service – 9:00 am Family Life Night 7:00 PM Gospel Doctrine – 10:20 am 2480 Academy Road Priesthood/Relief Society – 11:10 am 598-7159 Located off Route 60 at Lower Hill Rd. Pastor: Johnathan M. Whichard

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The Bridge The Church of Genito Jesus Christ of Church Presbyterian “Building a Bridge of Hope� Latter-day Saints

Association Powhatan chapter Living Wheels will meet at 6 p.m. at Company 1 Fire station at the intersection of Old Buckingham Road and Mann Road. Find out what they have been doing, and where their next ride or event will be. Call Tom Barnes at 804-690-4884 or Frank Vaughn at 804-512-8835.

Church Directory.

Call 804-746-1235 ext. 2 for details.

3308 Pleasants Road, 1/4 mile off of Route 711 Russ Cress, Pastor 598-0733

St. John Neumann Catholic Church Rev. Walter G. Lewis, Pastor Saturday - 5 p.m. Sunday - 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 598-3754 www.sjnpowhatan.org Located behind Flat Rock Village Shopping Center

598-6090

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2020 Red Lane Road

Powhatan, VA 23139 1801 Huguenot Trail Sunday School 9am Pastor, Larry B. Collins Sunday Worship 10am Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:45pm Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study Bryan M. Holt, Pastor 7:30 p.m. 378-3607 www.EmmausChristianChurch.org Office 804-598-2398


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Steer Roast serves up food, entertainment Contributed Report For the past 43 years, the Powhatan Lions Club Foundation has been raising money for local charities through its annual Steer Roast and Charity Golf Tournament. The two-part event will be held on Wednesday, April 25. The Steer Roast will be held at the Powhatan Rescue Squad Field, 3920 Marion Harland Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. and meals start at 6 p.m. Take-out meal service available at the gate. The Steer Roast will include pulled beef brisket, sides and beverage catered by PQ’s BBQ; live entertainment by Route 64 Band; charity silent auction, and 50/50 cash drawing raffle. All profits go directly to charities. Save $5 by buying advance tickets for a $20 donation ($25 at the gate). Children 12 and under are free. Adults with valid photo ID may purchase a “bottomless” beer and wine wrist band for $5 at the event. See any Lion’s Club member or call 804-794-1440. You may also make a tax deductible donation. The Lions Club is still seeking donations for the charity silent auction at the Steer Roast. The auction is a favorite for participants and a

FILE PHOTO BY LAURA MCFARLAND

Lions serve up hundreds of meals at the 2017 Steer Roast.

es, lunch, first place wood trophy plus awards for drives and putts. Visitors are asked to bring eyeglass and hearing aid donations and give them to any member. Lions collection bins will be available. All of the money collected by the Powhatan Lions Club Foundation is used for eye-screening at schools as well as donated to local charities and people in need of eyeglasses, hearing aids, and other services. The club has built wheelchair ramps for those in need, supplied hearing aids to

great producer of funds for the nonprofit’s charities. The Men’s, Ladies’ or Mixed Captain’s Choice Charity Golf Tournament begins at prestigious Mill Quarter Golf Club at noon. The format is a Captain’s Choice with four-member teams that can be men, ladies or mixed. You don’t have to be great at golf. Sign-up and information, call 804-513-3878 or 804-690-0177. Individual cost per player is $80, which includes one ticket to the Steer Roast; greens fees, cart, practice balls, beverag-

YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day Contributed Report

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On Saturday, April 21, the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can imagine what they’ll accomplish this summer. The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, features activities such as an obstacle course bounce inflatable, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, face painting, Powhatan State Park, the sheriff’s office and fire department and swimming. It is open to the public to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home throughout the summer months. Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,500 YMCAs across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Re-

SECOND ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH 1059 Dorset Road Powhatan, VA 23139 Reverend Mark A. Divens, Sr. Pastor

Praise and Worship Service Sunday School 9:45-10:45 Sunday Morning Worship will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. 4731 Bell Road, Powhatan, VA 23139

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River City Elite Properties Please contact Gloria or Brenda at BPOL – (804) 598-2723 with any questions.

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Powhatan, Virginia Located on Lee's Landing Road

Powhatan, Va

Worship - 10:30 am Bible Study Wednesday 7 pm

Office: 804-598-2667 Worship Service, Each Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, Each Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Prayer and Bible Study, Each Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Reverend Lawrence A. Wilson, Sr., Pastor 804-379-3539

Holly Hills Baptist Church

5680 Cartersville Road Powhatan, Virginia 23139

(Independent Bible Believing)

Pastor Gregory L. Beechaum Sr. “The church where Jesus is Alive”

www.HollyHillsBaptist.org

Randy Blackwell, Pastor

Baptist Church “A Church Where Love Never Fails!” Pastor Otis B. Lockhart, Jr.

598-2763 Sunday School at 9:30 am Morning Service at 11:00 am Bible Study Every Wednesday Night at 6:30 pm 3964 Old Buckingham Road

Muddy Creek BAPTIST CHURCH Baptist Church

FIRST ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH

2591 Ridge Road Powhatan, Virginia 23139 804-598-2051

3920 MAIDENS RD., POWHATAN Pastor Vera Rhyne

MOUNT ZION

11 a.m. – Worship Service 9 a.m. – Church School Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Sunday School - 9:45 am Worship - 11 am Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer Service - 7:00 pm 3470 Trenholm Road www.muddycreekbaptist.org

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Evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Jeff Beard, MA, MBA

Contemporary – 8:30 a.m. Sunday School – 9:45 a.m. Worship – 11 a.m. Children’s Worship – 11 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study – Wed. 6:30 p.m. Children’s Worship (all ages) – 2095 Red Lane Road Wed. 6:30 p.m. 1/2 mile off Rt. 60 on Red Lane Road New Generation Praise & Worship – 804-598-2455 Sat. 7 p.m. www.redlanebaptist.org Lighthouse Youth – Wed. 5:30 p.m. Worship Service 9:00 a.m. Miracles of God Sp. Needs Service: Small Groups 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. the 2nd Sat. of each month Wednesday Night Classes for all ages at 6:15 598-3481 • 975 Dorset Road Dr. James Taylor, Pastor www.gracelandbc.org

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Free Will Baptist Church 2828 Genito Road, Powhatan Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM R. Robinson, Pastor 804-690-0558

Experiencing the presence of God in Worship Preaching the Word of Faith 1348 Anderson Highway Powhatan, VA 23139 804-379-8223

Pastor Donald Habersack Sundays 10:00 AM Wednesday 6:30 PM

Brad Russell, Pastor 598-4241 First Worship 8:30 am Bible Study for all ages 9:45 am Second Worship 11:00 am Wed. Family Ministry 6:30 pm

2202 Old Church Road www.powhatanbaptist.org

Advertise in Powhatan Today’s Church Directory. Call 804-746-1235 ext. 2 for details.

Ordinary People. Extraordinary God!

804-598-2301 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Mid Day Bible Study 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Ronald Wyatt, Jr., Pastor

3619 Huguenot Trail Powhatan, Virginia 23139 804-403-3070 www.finecreekbaptist.org Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. Traditional Rev. David A. Simpson, Pastor

804-375-9404

Hollywood

Graceland Baptist Church

OLD POWHATAN BAPTIST CHURCH

9:00 a.m. ---- Sunday School Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. ---- Prayer & Praise Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.--- Sunday Morning Worship Sunday EveningYouth Ministry - 6:00 p.m. 5th Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday EveningAdult Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Hour of Power Wednesday Prayer - 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. ---- Tuesday Night Worship & Bible Study 379-8930

Sundays 9:45 Sunday School 11:00 Worship 6:00 Youth Soul Food Thursdays 5:45 Mid-Week Meal 6:15 Handbell Choir 6:30 Children’s Choir/GA’s, RA’s Children’s Mission Moment 6:30 Adult Bible Study (Child Care Provided) 7:30 Adult Choir Rehearsal 3922 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan In The Village (804) 598-3098

Rev. Bryan Stevens, Pastor

Napier Realtors ERA

Cobb Technologies

2901 Jude’s Ferry Rd.

May Memorial Baptist Church

Michael Edwards, Pastor Ashley Edwards, Minister of Children and Youth Beverley Edwards, Minister of Music

C&F Bank

St. James Baptist Church

Christian Fellowship

1659 Anderson Highway 3½ miles east of Flat Rock

804-598-5491

Aerations Plus Landscaping & Irrigation

CHURCH DIRECTORY 794-5864

Expect great things from God; Attempt great things for God!

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search shows that without access to outof-school learning activities, children fall behind academically. Children also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y wants families to focus on helping children imagine what they can accomplish over the summer. “When a child is healthy, happy, and supported they can make great things happen,” says Adam Foster, executive director of the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA. “We believe in the potential of all children, and we strive to help kids find that potential within themselves. A child’s development is never on vacation, and Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer.” The Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at 2269 Mann Road. For more information, contact the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA at 804598-0250 or visit ymcarichmond.org/ hkd.

Bill Sisson, Pastor

GREENBRIER BAPTIST CHURCH

those who couldn’t afford them, and delivered special radios for the Virginia Voice broadcasts for the blind – all without charge to Powhatan residents in need. The certified eye screeners in the club yearly screen the vision of all the kindergartners and third-graders at the Powhatan elementary schools, the seventh-graders at the middle school, and the 10th-graders at Powhatan High School each year. New and reconditioned eyewear is provided to those children and seniors who cannot afford to buy their own. Here are some of the donations the club makes on an annual basis: yearly eye exams and glasses for school children; eye exams and glasses for needy individuals in Powhatan; Powhatan Free Clinic; Prevent Blindness Virginia-Leader Dog Program; Burkeville Lodge for the blind; Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic; Central Virginia Hearing Aid Bank; Powhatan High School and Blessed Sacrament Huguenot scholarships; Powhatan Rescue Squad; Powhatan Volunteer Fire Department; Powhatan Christmas Mother; the Virginia Voice radio for the blind, and many others. Email for any questions you have to PowhatanLions@gmail.com.

1530 Cook Road (Rt. 636)

fbcpva.org (Independent, Fundamental Bible Believing) Travis Keith, Pastor Sunday School - 10:00 am • Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service - 6:00 pm • Wednesday Prayer Meeting - 6:30pm • Children & Teen Programs on Sundays 6:30-7:30pm (Sept-May) Contact - 794-7054 2109 Anderson Hwy Across from Food Lion & Wendy's


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Students get infusion of culture Contributed Report Language arts teachers with Powhatan County Public Schools used a grant from the Powhatan Education Foundation to bring an afternoon of culture to 850 local students. On Thursday, March 22, the “No Child Left behind Culture" program saw about 250 Pocahontas Middle School students and about 600 Powhatan High School students attending a free production by the Latin Ballet of Virginia conducted by the renowned Ana Ines King at the high school. Organizers José Luis Reyes López, department head of world languages at the middle school, and Rae Shrewsberry, the district department head of world languages, were excited to have some special guests for this occasion. “This was such an awesome opportunity that the Powhatan Education Foundation helped us fund for not only our world language students, but for everyone in general,” Shrewsberry said. “The cool part is that we were able to have an ‘in-school field trip’cost free. As world language teachers we are trying to build up our language programs, we have a lot of talented language learners and future bilingual students. We strive for our students to actually speak in the target language as well as exposing

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tion, and the 5/5Y rating represents a two-level improvement over the last classification. “The PCC evaluation was last performed in 2001,” Singer said. “At that time, Powhatan dropped from an ISO class 9/10 to a 7/9. ISO sets their own review cycle of 10 to 15 years, but a department can request an updated review if they feel they have made substantial changes.” ISO notified Powhatan Fire and Rescue in late summer of 2017 it would be conducting its evaluation in the fall to allow the local department time to gather the required documentation, Singer said. On Nov. 6, 2017, the ISO representative met with assistant chief Pat Schoeffel, 911 director Tom Nolan, and representatives from the public works department to review the documentation and visit random sites throughout the county. Singer said that when his department heard about the results of the new PPC classification, they were happy to see the hard work over the years by the volunteers and staff had resulted in a better classifica-

them other cultures and promoting more open mindedness.” The Latin Ballet of Virginia was founded in 1997 in Richmond under the direction of Ana Ines King, a native of Colombia, South America. LBV is a professional dance company and school of dance, providing multicultural dance programs. Its mission is to enrich and connect communities through Latin/Hispanic cultural dance experiences with a commitment to education, diversity and CONTRIBUTED PHOTO accessibility. At the end of a performance by the Latin Ballet Guitarist and VCU music alumna Leah Kruszewski of Virginia, students were invited onstage to currently resides in Seville, Spain, where she has spent learn salsa dancing moves. the last four years deepening her knowledge of flamenco. Also present was renowned, award-winning flamenco Bulerias, a solo dance that starts with dramatic dark lights dancer from Valencia, Spain, Francisco Mesa “El Nano.” (Solea) and goes up on intensity when the faster music He has toured around the world with the renowned fla- (Bulerias) starts; El Castillo Moro, three couples represent menco company of Cristina Hoyos since 1996. Recently, the Gypsy culture in Marruecos; Tarantos Y Tangos, a he toured Japan for six months with his own choreo- happy song and solo dance that uses ambience lights congraphic work for El Tablao "El Flamenco." Francisco centrating more in the center of the stage; Ritmos Del teaches and choreographs for several dance companies in Alma, stars dancers dressed in tribal costume representing Russia, Bélgica, Canada, Austria, Spain, Italy and the the Amazonia region, others representing Spain and another representing Spain and all dance as a grand finale. United States. At the end of the program, students were called up to The dance company offered two performances of the show. Some of the highlights of the show were: Solea Por the stage and the dancers taught them how to salsa dance.

tion. It shows by working together and setting common goals, the department can continue to improve, he said. Additional equipment such as the county’s first ladder truck, additional training including an emphasis on rural water supply operations, an increase in daytime staffing, and a decrease in 911 call processing time all helped contribute to the lower classification, Singer said. Those improvements were not directly cited, he said, but they do know that such items as now having the ladder truck directly affected the score by almost four points, along with improvements in 911, which received an overall grade of 8.25 out of 10. “The PPC report also shows us areas in which we can improve. While some items like more hydrants throughout the county may not be immediately correctable, increased training with proper documentation is an area we can work on. Our overall rating was 57.58. We will strive to reach Class 4 (60.00) or higher over the next five years,” Singer said. In a split classification of 5/5Y, the first number refers to the classification of properties within 5 road miles of a fire station and within 1,000 feet of a credit-

able water supply (fire hydrant or dry hydrant). The second number, with the Y designation, applies to properties within 5 road miles of a fire station but beyond 1,000 feet of a creditable water supply. ISO generally assigns a Class 10 to properties beyond 5 road miles from a fire station. Many insurance companies, except Farm Bureau, use the ISO classification to help in figuring a homeowner’s insurance premium, according to Singer. Residents may look at their renewal, or if they are getting a new policy it should show the "class" or "classification" on the policy. The new rating goes into effect July 1, 2018. To find out if they may see savings and how much, residents should contact their insurance agents. The new classification should help all residents within the 5 road miles of a fire station and within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or dry hydrant. Residents that don’t have a dedicated water source nearby or live outside the 5 mile rule may or may not see a significant change in their premium. Either way, homeowners should check with their insurance carrier, ask about the new classification 5/5Y, and see how it can hope-

fully save some money. The Powhatan Fire and Rescue Continuous Improvement Plan 2017-2022 identifies several areas in which the department hopes to continue to strengthen over the next five years. The plan was developed throughout fall 2017 through multiple workshops held with stakeholders from all the volunteer companies, Singer said. It will help continue to strengthen the volunteer membership and meet the growing needs of the county. The department has implemented a new online training system to help better instruct and track required ISO training, it is taking steps toward constructing a regional fire and EMS training facility, and has applied for a federal grant to hire a part-time community risk reduction individual, according to Singer. These items, along with the current communications/911 projects such as a new computer aided dispatch (CAD) system, radios, and emergency 911 communications center, will help the department improve its classification further. The PCFRD Continuous Improvement Plan 2017-2022 is available on the Department’s website http://www.powhatanva.gov/236/Fire-Rescue.

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Spring in Powhatan means plenty of things to do By Laura McFarland News Editor

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’m going to throw a statement out there that may or may not be true: Spring is here. If you have stepped outside at all in the last six weeks, you understand why the yo-yo that has been the recent weather pattern has me saying that with a little uncertainty. But, let’s for a moment assume it’s true. When spring hits Powhatan, the local social calendar literally takes off like a rocket. As the one who compiles the newspaper’s community calendar, I can vouch for this. It’s a great time in Powhatan because everyone is so ready to head outside for some entertainment and they all have their own fun and different ways to welcome the arrival of sunshine (hopefully) and a little extra warmth. That’s not unique to Powhatan, of course, but with such a diverse lineup of events in the coming weeks, it is evident the local community is doing its best to give residents and visitors alike a great experience in our county. If you want to celebrate all things nature related, why wait? The annual Powhatan Earth Day Celebration will be held on April 19, starting with a tree planting at the Powhatan Animal Control Office and continuing a few hours later with an entertaining and educational event on the Courthouse Green. Agriculture and all things equine will be front and center at the Celebration of the Horse and Ag Expo on May 5 at Rocky Oak Farm. Both events celebrate the various natural offerings Powhatan has to

offer and include children’s activities, educational displays, and food for sale. If being outdoors and more active with the arrival of spring helps you work up an appetite, there are several upcoming festivals centered around food and drink. The Powhatan Moose Family Center will hold its first Powhatan Seafood Festival on April 21 at its center and offer some tasty seafood treats. Head back on land and grab a plate of pulled beef brisket and fixings at the annual Steer Roast on April 25 at the Powhatan Rescue Squad Field. The Powhatan Rotary Club’s Virginia Hops and Barley will put Virginia micro-brew beers front and center on May 12 at Westchester Commons, and unlimited tastings are back by popular demand. Rounding out the group, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School will hold its annual Beef and Music Festival on May 18 at the school with its barbecue dinner. Food may be the primary focus of these events, but they also include entertainment, games for adults and children, and the chance to shop or participate in raffles and auctions. The weekend of April 28 and 29 will be an extremely busy one for Powhatan with three annual events overlapping each other. Thankfully, because of the overlapping hours, it is possible to get to two or even three of them if you wanted to try a variety of activities. Powhatan’s Festival of Fiber will celebrate and share an appreciation of the many fiber animals, fiber farmers and fiber artisans of the county and surrounding region on April 28 at 3920 Marion Harland Lane. The annual Powhatan Spring Antique Power Show will bring back its mix of antique gas engines and tractor displays, craft vendors,

live entertainment, children’s activities, an auction, a flea market and more on April 28 and 29. A country drive around Powhatan is great, but participating in the annual Free Clinic of Powhatan Bike Tour on April 29 gives riders the chance to see the county at a slower pace so they can better soak in its loveliness. And if you are looking for a bit of a spectacle you are covered with two events in May. The Powhatan County Fair has one more year until it reaches 100, so people are invited to party like it’s 99 on May 18 to 20 at the Powhatan County Fairgrounds with rides, games and shows. The bi-annual Powhatan Bullnanza will return with bull riding, cowgirl barrel racing, kids mutton bustin and more when it is held on May 26 at Rocky Oak Farm. Powhatan has some recurring events that will allow you to enjoy yourself several times this year. The Westchester Farmers Market (formerly Powhatan Farmers Market) opens for the season on May 3 and continues every Thursday through October. Powhatan Chamber of Commerce’s annual Village Vibe concert series kicked off last week, but there are still four more concerts this summer and fall that will have you out enjoying a night of music with your neighbors, starting with the next concert on May 11 at 3920 Marion Harland Drive. Whether you have lived here most of your life or moved in last week, this is a great time of year for getting out and seeing what Powhatan has to offer. What is even better, most of these events dedicate all or a good portion of the proceeds to local charities and nonprofits that help provide vital services to Powhatan residents, so it’s a win-win for everybody.

L E T T E R S TO T H E E D I TO R Taxpayers bear drunk driving burden Dear Editor, Our police department has improved at catching drunk drivers. The courts are busier than ever. The expense to apprehend, prosecute, rehabilitate, and punish offenders grows exponentially. Who pays for all this? The hardworking, compliant taxpayer. But he can’t keep up! The can’t solve the problem. Bandaids never cure cancer. As the conundrum spins out of control, the state adds more laws, more manpower, more programs. And the red tape mounts. Deficit spending heads for the stratosphere. Unless we as individuals return to God and morality, we are doomed! Powhatan County, the state of Virginia, and the central government cannot make our highways safe from dangerous, drunken drivers. They can only tax and tax and tax until the money fails and a tyrant takes over. Clark Adams Powhatan County

Free Clinic thankful for volunteer efforts Dear Editor, The Free Clinic of Powhatan, in celebration of National Volunteer Week, thanks its many volunteers for countless hours of their valuable time. I don’t know of any organization that can boast of having a better and more compassionate group of folks that devote so many hours caring about their fellow man. Besides their time they give their touch, their hearts and sometimes their tears hearing the hardships many of the Free Clinic’s patients endure. Who is the “typical” volunteer? The Fair Labor Standards Act claims that it

is an individual who performs hours of service for an organization, civic, charitable or humanitarian reasons, without promise, expectation or compensation for services rendered. What are the benefits of volunteering? In the public sector volunteers provide cost-savings and productivity gains to organizational endeavors. They supplement the workforce and volunteers who are trained and experienced providing a ready pool of applicants for employment. It is an effective way to interject public participation into governmental or non-profit operations and decision-making processes. For organizations and charities, volunteering often brings value to the services provided, promotes social harmony and interaction, provides enthusiasm and promotes extra resources and many times much needed skills. Volunteering is also a social entity, bringing together people with common interests encouraging socialization and the development of friendships with peers. Where does the “typical” volunteer? Statistics claim:  Religious (in nature) organizations claim the most volunteers;  This is followed by educational or youth oriented, then social and community organizations, then by hospital and health organizations;  Parents with children under the age of 18 volunteer more than over the age of 18;  Volunteer rates are higher for married people than singles. For all of the above facts and statistics the Free Clinic thanks its many volunteers. The Free Clinic provides all services (medical, dental, mental health, women’s health, case management, specialty physician care, lab services, prescriptions, education) to the Free Clinic’s patients free of charge. The clinic is able to provide these much needed health services to over 1,300 registered patients with the services and talents the volunteers have provided to the clinic. With much appreciation we thank all our volunteers. We must thank our 8460 Times Dispatch Blvd., Mechanicsville, Va 23116 Phone: 804-746-1235 Toll Free: 877-888-0449 Fax: 804-730-0476

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board of directors, who diligently review and guide the principles and actions of the Free Clinic. They are always cognizant in making sure we serve by our mission. There would be no Free Clinic of Powhatan without our trusted, professional volunteer staff of doctors, nurses, a pharmacist, lab techs and our CNAs. We could not function without the dedicated help of our talented and numerous administrative workers and program coordinators. They provide the day-to-day operations of the clinic. They coordinate all volunteers, programs, all dental clinic information and appointments. They are busy admitting patients for their clinical appointments, registering new or recertifying existing patients. They take care of all our paper work (Access Now, prescription services, data input), making new appointments, keeping and updating patients’ records, making phone calls, helping with funding and fundraising, etc. The list goes on and on and I thank each and every one of them for their countless hours at the clinic. Over the last 10 years of operating the Free Clinic volunteers have saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary support. The volunteers at the clinic fall into the “typical” volunteer category, but that is in name only. There is nothing typical about our volunteers. They serve the clinic and the patients with not just their time but with their hearts. They go ‘above and beyond” to make sure each patient is treated with respect, compassion, knowledge and understanding of procedures, medications, their illnesses and treatments. They try to make sure the “whole patient” is treated since there are so many issues that accompany so many of the patients. So during this Week of the Volunteers, I say thank you, thank you to each and every volunteer that has touched the lives of the patients at the Free Clinic. Always remember without you there would be no Free Clinic of Powhatan. Connie Moslow Executive director Free Clinic of Powhatan

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Huguenot Trail. 

The Powhatan Right (POWR) monthly meeting is held at 6:30 p.m. at the Powhatan County Public Library.

Ongoing 

No one deserves to be abused. Find safety, options and support. Women’s support group based in Powhatan but open to all women impacted by domestic violence. The group is free, confidential and childcare is available. Contact 804-598-5630 ext. 2422 or 2420.

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The 43rd annual Steer Roast and Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 25. The Steer Roast will be held at the Powhatan Rescue Squad Field, 3920 Marion Harland Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. and meals start at 6 p.m. Take-out meal service available at the gate. Pulled beef brisket, sides and beverage catered by PQ’s BBQ; live entertainment by Route 64 Band; charity silent auction, and 50/50 cash drawing raffle. All profits go directly to charities. Save $5 by buying advance tickets for a $20 donation ($25 at the gate). Children 12 and under are free. See any Lion’s Club member or call 804-794-1440. You may also make tax deductible charitable donations to support the Lion’s Club charity event. The Men’s, Ladies’ or Mixed Captain’s Choice Charity Golf Tournament begins at prestigious Mill Quarter Golf Club at noon. Sign-up and information, call 804-513-3878 or 804-690-0177. Individual cost per player is $80. Bring eyeglass and hearing aid donations – see any member – Lions collection bins will be available. Adults with valid photo ID may purchase a “bottomless” beer and wine wrist band for $5 at the event. E-mail for any questions you have to PowhatanLions@gmail.com or visit www.eclubhouse.org.

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a hit and run in the 1800 block of South Creek One.

Sunday, April 8 • A deputy responded to a report of a scam in the 2900 block of Anderson Highway. • A deputy responded to a shoplifting in the 1900 block of Anderson Highway. • A deputy responded to a hit and run of property in the 1800 block of South Creek One.

Monday, April 9 • A deputy responded to a shoplifting in the 1900 block of Anderson Highway. • A deputy responded to a report of an attempted fraud in the 3300 block of Riverglade Road.

Tuesday, April 10 • A deputy responded to a larceny in the 2100 block of Tower Hill Road.

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The goal of the workshop was to identify what current tourism assets Powhatan County has as well as what future possibilities might exist, said Roxanne Lewis Salerno, the county’s new economic development program manager. “We want to showcase that Powhatan has amazing assets to explore and utilize. We also want to work to connect the tourism industry with more local businesses to increase their positive economic impact upon the county at large,” she said. The workshop was a wonderful opportunity for the tourism community of Powhatan to meet each other and find ways to collaborate and promote tourism within the county, Salerno said. The feedback given will be used by county staff as well as the Virginia Tourism Corporation to develop a tourism plan, which the county can consider implementing to further grow the local tourism industry. Sandra Tanner, partnership marketing development specialist with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, led the full day of activities, which were meant to both examine what resources Powhatan has and can immediately build on as well as possible visions for the future. During the different exercises, Tanner encouraged the participants to have a vision but make sure it was grounded in reality. “Think about the stars, but we are not going to go to the board of supervisors and say we want this and you need to fund this,” Tanner said early on in the day, encouraging the participants to also think about ways to fund their ideas. Before the activities, Tanner gave a presentation that focused on tourism’s role in the economy. It is a direct contributor to local economies through revenue generation, helps in job creation and retention, aids with small business development, acts as an engine for industrial development, brings a sense of community pride, brings a higher quality of life, and emphasizes local culture. She also made connections to the 2016 Economic Development Strategic Plan, which identified tourism and agribusiness as a strategy for economic restructuring, and the 2010 Comprehensive Plan, which includes a goal of promoting environmentally sensitive tourism that attracts visitors from outside the county. Tanner talked about the impact tour-

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rate is worth $333,421, and a half cent decrease worth $167,064. Beginning with the revenue neutral tax rate of 88.2, which is where he said he wanted to start to avoid a tax rate increase, Nordvig pointed out it would only take an additional $83,000 in cuts to get down to 88 cents. “I think we can find $83,000 out of

ism has on typically tourism-centered businesses, such as campgrounds, cabins and cottages, breweries, wineries, theater and music venues, and history and heritage sites. But she also pointed to the ancillary businesses that benefit, such as caterers, food and drink distributors, ad agencies, electricians, cleaning services, lawn care, event planners, security companies, and florists. “If economic development is about creating community wealth, then tourism should be considered a very important strategy for every community,” she said later. In Virginia, more than 60 million annual visitors spend an average of $65 million a day in Virginia and employ 230,000 people, Tanner said. In Powhatan County, visitors spent

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Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office, talks about how parts of Powhatan have been developed into attractive places to film. Left is Sandra Tanner, who led the day-long workshop on developing tourism in Powhatan County.

$9.3 million in 2016, generating $196,000 in local taxes annually and $334,000 in state taxes, she said. Tourism also supported 96 jobs. Throughout the day, Tanner had the participants do several exercises, including sharing up to three wishes they had for Powhatan County, reviewing what current and potential assets the county has that could build tourism, listing some of the infrastructure gaps and red flags that might prevent tourism growth, envisioning the community a decade down the road and what might have developed, and even planning actual itineraries based on what is available in Powhatan now. The workshop also had a special visitor with Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office, who talked about Powhatan’s growing role in the state’s film industry. He talked about the State Farm property in particular and how the state developed the historical set there that became a major asset for attracting film crews to the state.

and what residents want to create here. “It seemed like most folks are in agreement that Powhatan is growing and we would like to be a part of the changes,” she said. “The group highlighted goals, ideas, red flags (that) may hinder our progress, and infrastructure changes we need to promote tourism in our county and keep businesses shopping local.” Michele Ward, owner of Sweet Shop Donuts Café, said she attended the workshop to understand and promote tourism that will support local businesses. “I envision local businesses and government working together to have a productive county,” she said. Tanner said the ideas generated by the participants at the workshop will be worked into a plan developed by staff in her office to present to the county. After working with county staff on the plan, they hope to bring it back to the participants in another workshop in the fall to get input on what they developed.

tens of millions. And I think it is important for this board to continue to have incentive to look for other avenues of revenues besides our neighbors’ pockets,” Nordvig said. Of note was the fact that for the rest of the discussion until the board took the vote about advertising the tax rate, the amount that would need to be cut was always referred to as $83,000. It was only after the vote for the advertised tax rate was taken and as the supervisors

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have to rely on outside agency assistance. We still have to rely on outside agency assistance but the bulk of our examinations we can do in-house,” Schwartz said. “Previously if we got a cell phone from a suspect on a homicide, robbery or any type of crime, we would have to rely on an outside agency to forensically examine that device to give us a report for that device.” Schwartz pointed out that in addition to the new skill set he brought back to the department, one of the biggest boons of his attending the course was that the sheriff’s office received equipment that, when combined with the training, is valued at about $40,000. However, it didn’t cost the sheriff’s office a dime except for his salary while he was attending the training. The National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI) is a federally funded training center run by the United States Secret Service’s Criminal Investigative Division and the Alabama Office of Prosecution Services. It is dedicated to instructing state and local officials in digital evidence and cyber crime investigations. Schwartz was sponsored to attend the course by the Richmond Field Office for the United State Secret Service, which covered his airfare, room and board for a month, per diem, equipment, and training. The equipment Schwartz was able to bring back to the sheriff’s office would have cost upwards of $25,000 or more, he added. “The first week I was back I was utilizing the equipment and training I received on Powhatan cases,” he said. Sheriff Brad Nunnally said he saw only benefits for his office with Schwartz having this certification. He likes his deputies to attend advanced training that helps his office become more self-sufficient, and therefore more efficient. “While we have enjoyed a lot of support from outside agencies, just by the nature of not being in that agency, we may not be a priority. If they have work they need to get done, we may get put on the backburner. Whereas here, we are able to make it a priority,” he said. It has the added benefit that instead of getting a huge data dump, Schwartz can pinpoint information so deputies aren’t sifting through a great deal of unrelated material. Nunnally said that when Schwartz approached him about the training, he realized it involved getting training for free that would normally cost thousands of dollars if they did it in the private sector. “We are striving to get to the level of self sufficiency you don’t see until you get to those 400 and 500-person agencies. We are finding ways to do it economically and without having to put a train on our already strained county budget,” Nunnally said.

were discussing what budget amount the county would advertise that Williams pointed out the budget would actually have to be cut by $167,064. During the tax rate discussion, Nordvig said that since the board of supervisors had not “really done a great job of us aggressively bringing in commercial revenue” he thought it was a good idea that the board should “have to feel the pinch a little bit, tighten our belts.” Williams clarified with Charla Schubert, director of finance, that the 88.5 cent tax rate wouldn’t have to be advertised as a tax increase because it was a small enough difference that it wasn’t required. However, it was still technically an increase. Nordvig argued the supervisors had campaigned on the promise of lower taxes and that whether it tripped a metric set by the state or not, it was asking residents to pay more money. Williams said that when the board increased the tax rate to 90 cents two years ago, they committed to work to bring the tax rate down over the next few years, and they started last year with the 1.5 cent decrease. Going down another half cent would be an “incremental step to get back to where we came from a couple of years ago when we had that increase.” “So, I think it is keeping with our commitment. What we said was we wanted to reduce it over the next years to get back where it was, and I think what Mr. Nordvig has proposed is in keeping with what we said,” Williams said. Melton pointed out that because of both increases and decreases in recent years, the board has had no effective tax rate increase in recent years by going to 88.5 cents last year and was able to accomplish a great deal of pay-as-you-go projects in the meantime. He supported advertising an 88.5 cent tax rate and then the public could come and give input on if they thought there should be cuts. Prior to Nordvig’s motion, the board had no discussion about “cutting $83,000” and where it could

come from, he said. “I am willing, but I need to understand where the monies are coming from,” Melton said. During the discussion, it seemed like the board was going to start the work then to find where in the budget they would want to cut $83,000 (again, the $167,064 had not been pointed out yet). Williams said he would not be supporting the creation of two part-time receptionist positions in county administration because he does not feel they are necessary yet. This would cut $26,869 from the budget. The supervisors also had brief discussions about a new position that would handle the county’s GIS, CAD and LMR systems and creating a new position in human resources. Ultimately they decided to have the county staff decide where cuts could be made using input from the supervisors. The advertised tax rate was then voted on and the brief discussion on the budget amount to advertise raised the question of the $167,064 in cuts. The board was likely to discuss the cuts that were decided on at its next budget meeting on Monday, April 16, which occurred after this edition went to print. While it was not discussed in the meeting, it is likely the Powhatan County School Board’s budget will be impacted by the cuts since the amount of transfers are based on a percentage of net total taxes. Since the advertised real estate tax rate on which the budget would be built had already been decided on, the board then voted unanimously to advertise the budget at the amount it would be if based on an 88 cent tax rate. The total proposed advertised budget is $109,530,098 - less transfers is $82,117,580 - an increase of $1,604,657 from FY18. The board also went through the fiveyear capital improvement projects list deciding which ones would stay on the list and which ones would be removed. Laura McFarland may be reached at Lmcfarland@powhatantoday.com.


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County issues releases addressing safety of roads near new businesses By Laura McFarland News Editor

POWHATAN- Powhatan County staff has sought to correct the record on what they saw as erroneous and misleading information being spread about roads in the county by releasing safety reviews of two recent projects. During the board of supervisors’ budget workshop on Monday, April 9, county administrator Ted Voorhees released two transportation reviews done by Andrew Pompei, interim planning director. The two reviews address the access management standards in regard to the new CVS at the corner of Dorset Road and Anderson Highway and the Stoneridge development being built at the corner of Luck Stone Road and Anderson Highway. The documents especially focus on the entrances into the two developments. “There have been a few citizens raising some questions about the safety of the turn lanes and site access at the CVS project and Stoneridge, so I asked staff to prepare a short memo and talk about the approval process,” Voorhees said. “To our best understanding as well as VDOT’s, there are no safety issues there that would require us to spend any public dollars.” The reviews were about the process used to approve the plans, Voorhees said in a separate interview. The projects were inspected during construction and are substantially compliant with the approved plans. “The engineers at the Virginia Department of Transportation are the primary safety authority for Virginia’s highways. They have deemed these projects safe,” he said. “Furthermore, I have been overseeing roadway and commercial entrance construction review agencies for more than two decades. I see nothing to substantiate the claims of insufficiency.” Both full documents can be viewed on the county’s website, http://www.powhatanva.gov/ under the “News Flash” tab. The report on the CVS project addressed a few points that have been the

subject of contentious debate in recent weeks:  Access standards: VDOT requires entrance spacing of at least 495 feet along a principal arterial road (U.S. Route 60), but Powhatan County has more stringent standards, requiring a minimum spacing of 625 feet between entrances. VDOT approved an exception to the spacing requirements, provided the westernmost entrance (in front of CVS) was right-in only, and a concrete island had to be installed at the easternmost entrance to prevent left turns leaving the site. With the approved exception from VDOT, the westernmost entrance is 406 feet from Dorset Road. The two site entrances are 468 feet apart. Additionally, VDOT would require that a full-access entrance on Dorset Road be at least 445 feet from Route 60, while Powhatan County requires a fullaccess entrance on Dorset Road to be at least 625 feet from Route 60. The fullaccess entrance on Dorset Road is approximately 475 feet from Route 60. Right-turn lanes were constructed at both entrances to the internal road network, and there is a left-turn lane from westbound U.S. Route 60 into the easternmost entrance. The developer submitted a traffic analysis to VDOT (dated Nov. 11, 2016), which included a turn lane warrant analysis and crash analysis. The study looked at all entrances from Route 60 and Dorset Road. Based on current traffic volumes and traffic projections, the analysis submitted indicates that turn lanes along Dorset Road are not warranted.  Off-site improvements: There is no express or implied authority in the enabling legislation allowing a locality to require off-site road improvements as a condition of subdivision plat or site plan approval. CVS and surrounding commercial development are permitted byright with the current zoning [General Commercial (C) and Residential – Commercial (R-C)], and there are no proffered conditions associated with the site. Based on this, Powhatan County could see SAFETY, pg. 10 

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projects at a meeting on Feb. 26, said he finds the reviews faulty. In regard to CVS, Williams said VDOT is required to use the most stringent standards, which it didn’t do, and on top of that gave the developer a waiver to those lesser standards. County staff should have used Powhatan’s standards, and then there should have been discussion about whether the county wanted to waive those standards, not VDOTs, he maintained. With the Stoneridge project, the key problem is in the way the project was done, Williams said. Powhatan County classifies Luck Stone Road as a local road, but since it acts as the entrance to the quarry, Walmart, and the future Stoneridge development and it will also be connecting to Carter Gallier Road, that road classification isn’t sufficient, he said. “You’ve got double turn lanes off of Route 60 going into the Luck Stone Road, which my staff says is a local road. How does that happen? The classification of the road determines your entrance spacing for your access management,” he said. The local road standard has a lesser spacing requirement than a collector road or a higher road than that, a minor arterial, Williams said. “So, when they say that it meets the spacing requirement for a local road, yes it does, but it is not a local road, it is a collector road, which has a 440-foot spacing requirement,” he said. The developers should have been required to

show the entire development plan and be able to provide a thoroughfare plan that met not only the existing background traffic but the trip generation from the whole development that is being phased in, Williams maintained. The county should be approving projects using its own more stringent standards, he reiterated. “That is the reason we developed access management standards that were more stringent than VDOTs, because we wanted to preserve the functionality of the roads and preserve public safety of the roads in Powhatan County for as long as long as possible – not just today, not just tomorrow, but five or 10 years going out to the future,” he said. After releasing the two reviews to the public, Voorhees said in a separate interview that the county is working with VDOT to clarify and document review and approval processes to minimize future concerns of this nature. However, as to CVS and Stoneridge, nothing further is warranted. “I believe staff addressed these projects consistent with past practices. As stated above, there is room for improvement, including better documentation and clarity of roles between Powhatan County and VDOT staff,” Voorhees said. “Having said that, all parties worked to approve these projects in alignment with appropriate standards to protect public safety while balancing the property rights of the landowners.”

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Powhatan’s Nailah Chambers (21) advances on the goal after a Patrick Henry foul on April 12 at Powhatan High School. Chambers scored two goals for the Indians in the 16-7 loss to the Patriots.

Powhatan girls lacrosse grabs two district wins By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

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owhatan’s girls lacrosse team never took the lead from the Patrick Henry Patriots on April 11, but the Indians made the Patriots work for every single goal. Despite several surges from the Indians offense, and forcing a tied score twice, Powhatan fell to Patrick Henry

16-7 at Powhatan High School. “I was so proud of how the girls played today,” head coach Laura Camp said. “They have improved one-hundred fold. We’re so proud of how the girls are playing and how they’ve come together as a team.” Patrick Henry jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before Nailah Chambers scored nine minutes into the game to make it 2-1. After another Patriots goal, the Indi-

ans scored twice, with Chambers scoring her second along with Hailey Camp adding her name to the score sheet to tie the game at 3-3. The Patriots answered with a goal, but Reagan Thomas netted one to tie the game at 4-4. Patrick Henry then went on a threegoal run to make it 7-4 before Michaela Taylor stopped the streak with a goal to make it 7-5.

The Patriots ended the half on a threegoal run again to open the game up to 10-5 at halftime. In the second half, Ashley Van Buskirk and Thomas scored back-to-back goals to make it an 11-7 game and push the Indians toward making a comeback. “They played with a lot of heart,” Camp said. “I feel like we had possession see INDIANS, pg. 3B

Palmore, Somerville spark offense, but Indians fall short By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

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Powhatan’s Corey Palmore scored six goals against Patrick Henry and was a driving force behind the Indians offense in the 16-12 loss.

nce a fire gets going, it is difficult to put it out. But, getting the fire to start is the tricky part. The Powhatan Indians boys lacrosse team caught fire in the second, third, and fourth quarters of the game against the Patrick Henry Patriots on April 11 at Powhatan High School. But, a 6-0 lead built by the Patriots in the first quarter was too much for the Indians to overcome in a 16-12 final. “We have a talented team, but we make silly mistakes that keep hurting us,” Indians head coach Joe Niles said. “I

don’t think a team has really beaten us this year as much as we’ve beaten ourselves. We’re still young and working through some things. But, overall not a terrible effort and I’m not completely upset by the performance.” The Patriots stood on their 6-0 lead after the first quarter until Carter Massengill ended the scoring drought for the Indians to open the second. Patrick Henry responded with another goal to make it 7-1, prior to the Indians getting multiple chances on net during a five-on-five opportunity. Those chances led to Corey Palmore to score the first of his six goals on the see LACROSSE, pg. 4B

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(L to R): Powhatan’s Trenton Tiller, Tommy Preston, Brooke Dippold, Gatlin Snyder and Nick Rini made their college commitments official on April 11 at Powhatan High School. Tiller, Preston and Rini will play baseball at Hampden-Sydney, Lynchburg and Lackawana, respectively, while Dippold will run cross country at Longwood and Snyder will compete in field hockey at Randolph-Macon.

Eight Powhatan athletes make commitments By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

Eight Powhatan athletes made their college athletic ambitions official on two separate days at Powhatan High School. First, three Indians football players signed their college commitments on April 10. Gabe Satterwhite signed his National Letter of Intent to Old Dominion University. “It’s a big relief,” Satterwhite said of his signing. Old Dominion plays in the Football Championship Series of Division-I NCAA football and is one of the newest programs in the state. The Monarchs began playing football in 2007 and are members of Conference USA. Satterwhite said the success that the Monarchs have had in their existence was one thing that drew him to the school. “They’re a really good football program,” he said. “They’re young, so there’s a lot to learn there. They’re on track to be very successful. I thought that if I went there, I’d have a good chance to be a champion.” Satterwhite is a dualthreat, having performed for the Indians on both offense and defense. Satterwhite participated in the Big River Rivalry game at Randolph-Macon following the 2017 season at the wide receiver position. Satterwhite said he hopes to study to become a physician’s assistant while he’s at ODU. He said that he’ll always remember the bonds that he made with his friends and teammates at Powhatan. “Just the family bonding I made,” he said. “(I’ll remember) the brothers that I’ll always have (from the football team.)” Ben Nowacki and Noah Dowdy, the other two football players to sign along with Satterwhite, both committed to HampdenSydney College. “It’s awesome,” Nowacki said. “It’s something you see on TV when you’re little and you want to be like the guys doing it on TV. Now that the day is

here, I’m happy to do it. There’s no other feeling to describe it.” Nowacki said that he took several visits to different colleges and that he hadn’t really considered Hampden-Sydney as an option for him before his cousin suggested checking out the Tigers. But, once he arrived on campus, that mindset was completely reversed. “I went for a game and it was a done deal from there,” he said. “It felt like home. They really welcomed you and made you feel wanted there.” He chose HampdenSydney over schools like Ferrum, Shenandoah and Bridgewater. “Hampden-Sydney’s football program and the way they run it…they’re one of the top programs in the state,” Nowacki said. “It was really their coaches and the way they ran things. The tempo was insane. It’s a lot quicker than high school ball.” Similar to both Satterwhite and Dowdy, Nowacki performed well on both offense and defense for the Indians at running back and linebacker. Nowacki said that where he’s going to play in college is still up in the air. “We’re talking about what side of the ball they want me on,” he said. “They’re talking about an H-back or slot receiver type role or a strong safety. Between the two, I’m OK with either. Wherever they want me, I’ll do my best.” Nowacki said that he wants to study Business or Economics. When he remembers Powhatan, Nowacki said that he’ll remember the team camaraderie. “We really came together as a group,” he said. “It was something crazy. I made some relationships and friends that’ll last forever.” Dowdy only spent one year at Powhatan after playing at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot in his previous high school seasons. Dowdy was the starting quarterback for the Indians this season and played on defense as well. He played

several different positions, including quarterback, while at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot. He said it was a long process to end up as a Tiger and it was a relief to sign with his teammates. “I’m glad to get it over with an excited for the next four years,” he said. Dowdy said that Hampden-Sydney represented a welcoming, friendly and family-like atmosphere that he likened to the community in Powhatan. Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon were Dowdy’s top two schools. “It was cool to have different schools come and see me,” he said. “But, in terms of going over the top football-wise, HampdenSydney wanted me to play safety, which was a big thing for me. I like playing on the other side of the ball than I usually have been playing. It just felt like home to me, really. I knew that’s where I wanted to go the whole time.” Indians football coach Jim Woodson said that he was extremely proud to see three of his seniors continue to play at the next level. “All three are great, outstanding young men and great ballplayers,” he said. “I’m really happy they get to play college football and get a great education, which is of the utmost importance. It’s awesome for our school and the community.” On April 11, five more Powhatan athletes signed on the dotted line for where they’ll spend their next four years. Powhatan baseball players Tommy Preston, Trenton Tiller and Nick Rini committed to Lynchburg, Hampden-Sydney and Lackawana, respectively. Indians cross country and track athlete Brooke Dippold will run at Longwood and Gatlin Snyder will play field hockey at Randolph-Macon. Preston said that he was really excited to start the next chapter of his life and that playing summer ball was a big reason why he ended up at Lynchburg. “(Lynchburg) started calling me,” he said. “They

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(L to R): Powhatan’s Gabe Satterwhite signed his Letter of Intent with Old Dominion University, while Ben Nowacki and Noah Dowdy will each play at Hampden-Sydney College. The three football players were joined by coach Mike Mangiaracina and head football coach Jim Woodson.

told me to come up to the campus. I really fell in love with the campus and the coaches. The education, the opportunity, the resources...it was a great opportunity and it all came together.” Preston said that he had a few other schools in mind, but they couldn’t compare to Lynchburg. He said that he plans to study nursing in college. Tiller said that Hampden-Sydney fit his preference of going to a smallersized college. “Hampden-Sydney came up, I went on a few visits, and thought ‘this is the one,’” he said. “It was small, not much difference from Powhatan, really. The coaches are great and the campus is beautiful.” Tiller chose the Tigers over Randolph-Macon. He said he plans to study Business. As the Hornets and Tigers are both members of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), Tiller and Preston will go from teammates to opponents in college. Rini said that playing at Lackawana fulfills a goal he has had since was a kid. “It feels great,” he said. “It’s what I’ve been working toward.” Lackawana College is located in Pennsylvania and is a member of Region XIX of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

“I heard it was a really good school,” Rini said. “They develop players really well and I want to get to the next level, D-1, so it was a good choice in that regard. The coach is amazing and they work really hard.” Rini said that he’ll adjust well to the city-campus of Lackawana from Powhatan as he moved to the county from Pittsburgh. “Everyone (in Powhatan) is really supportive; it’s like a family here,” Rini said of what he’ll remember most of his time in Powhatan. He said he hopes to study Business with the hopes of opening his own baseball facility. For Dippold, she said that she never thought she’d have the chance to run in college and that it’s a “blessing” that it happened. “I was running at the Fred Hardy Invitational and Coach (Paul) Smartschan said that Coach (Daniel) Wooten from Longwood was there and was interested in me running there. Within a month, I was committed.” Wooten is now the interim head coach for the Lancers as Catherine Hanson resigned from the cross country head coaching position on April 13. Hanson was the coach of both the men’s and women’s teams for the past 11 years.

Dippold said that Longwood’s size and the people there made it very appealing. “It was really small and everyone there was very caring,” she said. “It was like a family. All the girls got along and were excited to do things together. That was great.” Dippold plans to study Mathematics in college. She said she’ll remember a lot about Powhatan, from the friends she made to the long runs during practices. For Snyder, she said it was a “surreal” feeling to sign with Randolph-Macon. “We did all this work, as a team, me and my coach and it paid off,” she said. “It shows that hard work and dedication do matter.” Snyder went to a playday in her junior year with the Yellow Jackets and said she “fell in love” with the coach and the team. “I fell in love with it immediately,” she said. “It was a great fit, for both of us.” As she was head-overheels for Randolph-Macon, it was the only school that she applied to, despite having other offers from other schools. Snyder said she’s going to study Chemistry with a focus in Forensic Science. The Yellow Jackets went 6-13 last season and 2-5 in the ODAC.


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Powhatan Little League holds Opening Ceremonies

PHOTOS BY JOHN BEEBE

Powhatan Little League kicked off its 2018 spring season with their annual Opening Ceremonies at Fighting Creek Park on April 14. Left: Players from Powhatan Little League had the opportunity to meet Nutzy, the mascot for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Right: Cub and Boy Scouts from Pack and Troop 1823 of Powhatan presented the colors during the Opening Ceremonies.

Indians boys soccer battle with Black Knights in 1-0 loss Sports Editor

Powhatan’s boys soccer team has seen the best of what the Jefferson District has to offer early in the season. Most recently, the Indians faced Charlottesville, which qualified for the Class 4 state championship last season and were state runner-up. The Black Knights scored in the 6th minute of play and that was all they needed in a 1-0 final on April 12. “We don’t lack heart, that’s for sure,” head coach Tim Cristian said. “I’m proud to coach this team. They just never give up. It’s been a bumpy road with the best teams we’ve been facing first. But, we’re getting better, there’s no doubt.”

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of the ball a lot. Their passes were connecting and they were working together.” But, Patrick Henry scored five goals in a row to extinguish the Indians momentum and end any chance of a Powhatan rally. The loss was the only one of a three-game stretch for Powhatan. On April 10, the Indians defeated Fluvanna 173. Hailey Camp scored four goals and had three

But, it wasn’t for lack of chances that Powhatan had. The Indians pressed hard against the Black Knights defense throughout the game, producing quality chances throughout the final 74 minutes. Scott Harrelson came close several times throughout the game, most notably in the 8th and 21st minutes of play, but the Black Knights defense repelled those attacks. The Indians earned a corner in the 16th and 35th minutes, but both were turned away without a goal, despite shots on net after both set pieces. Powhatan’s defense also played level with the Black Knights defense, as they shut down multiple attempts by the Black Knights to pad their lead. In the 14th minute,

Charlottesville had a corner kick which resulted in a shot going off the bottom of the crossbar, but not crossing the goal line. In the 22nd minute came another volley from the Black Knights after a corner, but the Indians defense held. The biggest chance for Charlottesville game in the 29th minute, when it was awarded a penalty kick. But, the Black Knights missed the attempt wide left. “Our goalkeeper made some huge saves,” Cristian said. Cristian said that as his team continues to improve, he is figuring out some things about his team as well. “I got guys who haven’t played a lot come in and I didn’t take a kid off the field in because of how

assists to lead the Indians. Chambers, Van Buskirk and Thomas each recorded hat tricks against the Flucos. Madeline Cecil scored two goals, while Jade Dowdy and Anna Grace Causey each added one goal. “The girls played amazing,” Laura Camp said. “They’re really taking what they learn in practice and executing it in the games. Our chemistry was amazing. Their teamwork was great. It shows how far we’ve come in our short little season so far.” On April 13, the Indi-

ans made it two-for-two in the Jefferson District on the week with an 11-8 win over Charlottesville. “We’re just really excited for what’s to come,” Camp said. “Other teams aren’t expecting us to be as good as we are right now.” Camp said that offensive shot placement, shooting strategy and defensive pressure on the ball were things to work on for her team. The Indians were scheduled to travel to Thomas Dale on April 16 and faced Matoaca on April 17.

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Powhatan’s Ethan Taylor works his way around a Charlottesville defender during the Indians 1-0 loss to the Black Knights on April 12.

well he played,” he said. “That type of stuff is exciting to see when kids get a chance and I’m learning more about the kids and

where they can play. The Indians hosted Orange on April 13 and got the win over the Hornets 5-0.

Harrelson scored two goals, while Aiden Willard, Tristan Wills and Cullen Biringer scored the other three goals.

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Roundup: BSH baseball, Powhatan baseball, softball roll

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Left: Blessed Sacrament Huguenot’s Chris Gupton (11) scores the winning run for the Knights in the 12-2 win over Amelia Academy on April 12. Right: Powhatan’s Madeline Peloke was 3 for 3 with two runs and 5 RBIs for the Indians in their 18-0 win over Charlottesville on April 12.

By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot’s baseball team is on a bit of a roll. The Knights won two games in a row, with wins over Cumberland on April 11 and a 12-2 win over Amelia Academy on April 12. “The kids did a really

good job,” head coach James Poore said. “They really battled. We’re coming together at the right time.” Blessed Sacrament Huguenot plated five runs in the bottom of the second inning, while the Patriots responded with two in the top of the third. The Knights added one run in the bottom of the

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fourth before the flood gates opened in the bottom of the fifth. Blessed Sacrament Huguenot was able to take advantage of miscues by the Amelia Academy defense and solid hitting by the Knights. “We want our offense to be able to score in a lot of different ways,” he said. “Whether it’s executing a suicide-squeeze to get a guy in, maybe steal some bases…we want to have a number of ways to score runs. I’m really proud how they’re playing.” Owen Long was 3 for 3 with 4 RBIs for the Knights, while Noa Hasty was 2 for 3 with an RBI. In the win over the Dukes the day prior to the Amelia Academy game, the Knights trailed Cumberland in the sixth inning. However, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot was able to rally and won 11-6. That game showed Poore a lot in terms of how the team has been coming together this season. “Earlier in the year, we didn’t show a lot of coming back,” he said. “Yesterday, we fought back and got a win. That was good to see. We’re coming along and getting better and better.” As the Knights continue to improve, Poore hopes to see their approach at the plate continue to become

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better as well. “The big thing is the approach at the plate and situational hitting,” he said. “If we have a guy on third, hit it to the right side with less than two outs or a fly ball to get the guy in from third. Our pitchers just need to keep throwing strikes. If we can catch the ball and throw strikes, we’ll be doing OK and we’ll surprise some folks.” Over at Powhatan, the Indians baseball team grabbed two district wins. On April 10, the Indians won on the road at Western Albemarle in a 3-0 final. Trenton Tiller pitched a complete game and allowed just two hits. Brad Painter was 1 for 3 and Jacob Biel was 1 for 1, each with an RBI for the Indians. On April 14, Powhatan rolled past Charlottesville in a 16-0 final. Logan Amiss got the Indians scoring going with a two-run home run which hit the scoreboard at the baseball field. Amiss was 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs for the Indians, while Brandon Eike was 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs. Powhatan amassed 14 hits against the Black Knights, while Charlottesville had just one in the five-inning game.

SOFTBALL Madeline Peloke led Powhatan’s offense, going 2 for 2 with three runs

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day to make it 7-2. Palmore scored about 22 seconds later to make it 7-3 and got the Indians offense going. “He sets the pace for the team,” Niles said of Palmore. “He’s a leader for the team. He’s our spark plug.” Robbie Williams just missed a chance to make it 7-4 with 1:45 left in the half. Patrick Henry scored just before the horn sounded for halftime to send the game to the break with an 8-3 score. The Patriots opened with a goal in the third quarter to make it 9-3 before Palmore scored backto-back goals to reel Patrick Henry back in at a 9-5 score. The Patriots responded with three goals in a row before Jared Somerville scored to break that streak, making it 12-6 at the time.

and 5 RBIs as the Indians rolled past Charlottesville 18-0 on April 12. Taylor Dickerson was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs, Katlyn Mayo was 2 for 4, Teri Jackson was 3 for 3 and Mason Basdikis was 3 for 5 with 2 RBis in the win. The Indians racked up 18 hits against the Black Knights. Peloke also went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs in Powhatan’s 11-0 win over Western Albemarle on April 10. Mayo was 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Peloke and Basdikis combined for a shutout and no-hitter.

GIRLS TENNIS

On April 12, Powhatan’s boys tennis team hosted Charlottesville and won 7-2. Austin Washburn and Connor Lindhjem each won their singles matches 8-6, while Ben Wojcicki won 9-7. Ryan Steinruck and Michael Washburn each won 8-1. Wojcicki and Steinruck won in doubles 8-5 and Lindhjem and Michael Washburn won their doubles match as well. On April 9, Powhatan’s boys tennis team defeated Fluvanna 9-0, then fell 9-0 to Western Albemarle on April 10.

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Powhatan’s outdoor track team got its first taste of action on April 11 at Fluvanna in a meet against Fluvanna, Orange and Louisa. Lindsey Fanz won 400 meter dash with a 1:01.38. She also won the 1600 meters with a 5:29.26. Alexis Atkinson won the 800 meters with a 2:51.47. Gabby Dintino won the 300 meter hurdles with a 55.65. Norman Watson won the 200 meters with a 24.75. He also won the long jump with a leap of 20-feet, 8 ¼ inches. John Cavedo won the 1600 meters with a 5:20.73. Blake McCoy won the discus with a 120-foot, one-inch throw.

Patrick Henry scored three of the next four goals to make it 15-7, with a Somerville goal in there for the Indians, before Powhatan put serious pressure on the Patriots as the game wound down. Chris Medina started the run with 6:20 remaining in the game to make it 15-8. Somerville scored soon after and Ethan Niles scored just 10 seconds after Somerville to make it a very quick three-goal swing. Eight seconds after the Niles goal, Palmore scored to make it 15-11. Palmore’s sixth came with 1:05 left in the game to make it 15-12. That was as close as the Indians would get, however, as Patrick Henry scored one final goal and time ran out with the final at 16-12. On April 10, the Indians defeated Fluvanna 19-7 for the team’s first win of the season.

“It was an important win for us,” Niles said. “It was a good game against Fluvanna. We came out on the good side of things.” Ethan Niles and Somerville led the Indians with four goals each against the Flucos, while Palmore, Williams and Chase Mahaney each scored three goals. Jacob Taylor and Medina rounded out the scoring with one goal apiece. On April 13, Powhatan fell to Charlottesville 148. Niles said he’d like to see more consistency of effort on the field from his squad. “I think we have ebbs and flows,” he said. “A young team will go through that. A lot of times, we’re on a high and we’re flying around like we were later (against Patrick Henry.) That’s how you need to play this game all the time.”

Powhatan’s girls tennis team grabbed a win on April 12 against Charlottesville in an 8-1 final. Kayli Shenk won her singles match 8-0, Emmy Melchert won her match 8-1 and Ali Anderson won 8-2. McKenna Adams won 8-1 and Kat Kim won 8-0. Shenk and Adams won their doubles match 8-0, Melchert and Anderson won 8-2 and Kim and Haley Balzer won 8-3. On April 13, the Indians fell to Hanover 9-0. On April 10, the Indians fell to Western Albemarle 8-1. On April 9, Powhatan defeated Fluvanna in a 6-3 final. The match took over four hours to play.


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MLS Soccer FA Cup Soccer NASCAR Beyond Wheel Baseball Tonight MLB Baseball: Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers. SportsCenter (Live) Funny Videos American Idol “113 (Top 14)” (In Stereo) Deception (N) Å News Scandal 60 Minutes (N) Å Instinct “Heartless” NCIS: Los Angeles Madam Secretary News Person Burgers Burgers Simpson Brooklyn Fam Guy Last Man News Big Bang ROH Wrestling Dateline NBC Å Little Big Shots (N) Genius Junior Å Timeless (In Stereo) News Edition Blue Bloods Å Blue Bloods Å Blue Bloods Å Blue Bloods Å Messenger Dooney & Bourke “Dooney Days” (Live) Arlo by NETGEAR Susan Graver Style Arlo by NETGEAR Downton Abbey Call the Midwife (N) Unforgotten on Masterpiece Last Tango Currents Psychiatrist: Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop: Little Women: Call the Midwife CNN Newsroom CNN Newsroom Anthony Bourd. Anthony Bourd. Anthony Bourd. Kasie DC (N) Å Kasie DC (N) Å Dateline Extra Å Dateline Extra Å Dateline Extra Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Fox News Sunday Legends Lies Revolution Life, Liberty Legends Lies Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Staten Island NBA Basketball NBA Basketball: Cavaliers at Pacers Inside the NBA (N) Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Jokers Drop/Mic Jokers Drop/Mic Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Bar Rescue Å Bar Rescue Å Bar Rescue Å Bar Rescue Å Bar Rescue Å South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Park Å Naked and Afraid Naked and Afraid Naked and Afraid “Episode 9” Å Naked and Afraid Island Medium Long Island Medium “Theresa on Tour” Long Lost Family Island Medium River Monsters: Legendary Locations Mighty Rivers Robson Green: Ex Mighty Rivers FreeWilly ›››› “Finding Nemo” (2003) ›››‡ “Ratatouille” (2007) Voices of Patton Oswalt. Å Reba Reba Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Mom Mom King King “The Swan” (1956) ››› “Wonder Man” (1945) Danny Kaye. ››› “A Song Is Born” (1948) Å “Cooking With Love” (2018) Ali Liebert. Calls the Heart Meet the Peetes Golden Golden “Bad Tutor” (2018) “I Killed My BFF: Preacher’s” Movie Å Lake Lake Lake Lake Carib Carib Mexico Mexico Hunters Hunters Guy’s Games Guy’s Games Worst Cooks Beat Beat Beat Beat Beauty ›› “Bringing Down the House” (2003) Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin “Armageddon” ›‡ “Gods of Egypt” (2016) Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. ›› “Leprechaun” (1993) Å Fear the Walking Fear the Walking Fear the Walking Into the Badlands Talking Dead Å Tallad “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” (2007) “Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby” American Pickers The Untold Story of the 90s: (N) Å Bombing: American Pickers

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UFC Prefight Show UFC: Barboza vs. Lee - Prelims UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee (Live) NBA NBA Basketball: Rockets at Timberwolves NBA Basketball: Thunder at Jazz Wheel J’pardy! American Idol (In Stereo) Å 20/20 (In Stereo) News CSI Real Estate Ransom (In Stereo) NCIS (In Stereo) 48 Hours (In Stereo) News Person NASCAR Racing News Mod Fam Show-Apollo Ent. Tonight NHL Hockey: Conference Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. (N) News SNL Blue Bloods Å Blue Bloods Å Blue Bloods Å Blue Bloods Å Messenger philosophy - beauty hairUWear Laurie Felt LA philosophy - beauty (N) (Live) Å Lawrence Welk A Place to Call Wait ... Vicar The Tunnel Globe Trekker Super Skyscrapers NOVA “Decoding the Weather Machine” POV “Bill Nye: Science Guy” Emery: Van Jones CNN Newsroom United Shades C. Amanpour United Shades Rachel Maddow The Last Word The 11th Hour Deadline: White Hardball Matthews Undercover Boss Undercover Boss Undercover Boss Undercover Boss Undercover Boss Fox Report (N) Å Watters’ World Å Justice Judge Greg Gutfeld Watters’ World Å NHL Hockey: Conference Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. (Live) Å Chrisley Chrisley Mod Fam Mod Fam Basket Last O.G. Last O.G. Last O.G. ›› “Contraband” (2012, Action) Mark Wahlberg. American Seinfeld Seinfeld Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Full Last O.G. Live PD (In Stereo) Live PD: Rewind (N) Live PD “Live PD -- 04.21.18” (N) (In Stereo Live) Å ›››› “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) ›››‡ “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) Å “Joe Dirt: Loser” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” Street Outlaws “Sweet Carolina” Å Street Outlaws “Episode 15” (In Stereo) Street Outlaws Å Trading Spaces (N) Trading Spaces (N) Nate & Jeremiah Trading Spaces Trading Spaces The Zoo (In Stereo) Bronx Tales The Zoo (In Stereo) The Zoo (In Stereo) The Zoo (In Stereo) Bugs ››› “Puss in Boots” (2011, Children’s) ›››› “Finding Nemo” (2003, Children’s) Å Golden Golden Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Mom Mom King King “Prisoner-2nd” ››› “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968) ››› “Ocean’s Eleven” (1960) Å “All of My Heart: Inn Love” (2017) Å “My Secret Valentine” (2018, Comedy) Golden Golden “Psycho Online” “Psycho In-Law” (2017) Katie Leclerc. “Sinister Minister” (2017, Drama) Å Hunters Hunters Fixer Upper Å Fixer Upper Å Beachfrnt Reno Log Log Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive “Remember-Ttns” ››‡ “Concussion” (2015, Drama) Will Smith. ››‡ “Beauty Shop” (2005) “Resident Evil” ››‡ “Armageddon” (1998, Science Fiction) Bruce Willis. Å Futurama Futurama ››‡ “Escape Plan” (2013, Action) Å ››› “Tombstone” (1993, Western) Kurt Russell. Å Coyote ›› “Soul Surfer” (2011, Drama) AnnaSophia Robb. › “Coyote Ugly” (2000) Piper Perabo. Pawn Pawn Pawn Stars: Pumped Up (In Stereo) Å Knife or Death Forged in Fire

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NASCAR Racing: Xfinity Series: ToyotaCare 250. Drag Racing NHRA MLB Whiparound NBA Basketball: Cavaliers at Pacers NBA Basketball: Celtics at Bucks Wheel J’pardy! Once Upon a Time S.H.I.E.L.D. 20/20 (In Stereo) News Kimmel News Access MacGyver (N) Å Hawaii Five-0 Å Meghan Markle: News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang MasterChef (N) (In Stereo) Å News First Spo DailyMail Mike ET Inside Blindspot (N) Å Taken “Imperium” Dateline NBC Å News J. Fallon M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H EVOLUTION18 Beauty Night with Sandra & Alberti Å PM Style With Shawn Killinger (N) (Live) PBS NewsHour (N) Wash Principle Live/Lincoln Center will.i.am and Austin City Limits VCU Ins. Saman Antique Roadshow Downton Abbey Currents PBS NewsHour (N) E. B. OutFront Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper CNN Tonight CNN Tonight Hardball Matthews All In With Chris Rachel Maddow The Last Word The 11th Hour Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News Night Chicago P.D. NHL Hockey: Conference Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. (Live) Å Chicago P.D. NCIS: New Orleans ››› “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015) Robert Downey Jr. “Ghost Rider” Jokers Jokers Jokers ›› “We’re the Millers” (2013) Jennifer Aniston. ELEAGUE Live PD (In Stereo) Live PD: Rewind (N) Live PD “Live PD -- 04.20.18” (N) (In Stereo) Å “Indiana Jones & the Temple” ›››› “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) Harrison Ford. Å Office Office Office Office Office Office “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” Gold Rush Å Gold Rush (N) Å Gold Rush (N) Å Bering Sea Gold Gold Rush Å Trading Spaces Trading Spaces Trading Spaces Trading Spaces Trading Spaces Tanked (In Stereo) Tanked: Unfiltered Tanked (In Stereo) Tanked (In Stereo) Tanked (In Stereo) ››‡ “Cars 2” (2011) Voices of Owen Wilson. Å The 700 Club Å ›››‡ “Cars” (2006) Å M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Mom Mom King King “Funny Side” ››› “The Thrill of It All” (1963) Å ›››‡ “Good Neighbor Sam” (1964) Å “All of My Heart” “Chance at Romance” (2013) Å Middle Middle Golden Golden Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Fixer Upper Å Dream Dream Dream Dream Hunters Hunt Intl Hunters Hunt Intl Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Martin Martin Martin Martin ››› “Coach Carter” (2005, Drama) Samuel L. Jackson. “National Treas.” Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama ››› “First Blood” (1982, Action) Å Walk ››‡ “Jaws 2” (1978, Suspense) Roy Scheider. Last Man Last Man ›››‡ “Big” (1988, Children’s) Tom Hanks. Å ›› “Raising Helen” (2004) Ancient Aliens Å Ancient Aliens: Declassified “Otherworldly Destinations” (N) Å

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Cameras Beyond Wheel UEFA Champions League Soccer MLB’s MLB Whiparound SportsCenter Special (Live) Rookie Rookie Rookie SportsCenter Spec. SportsCenter (Live) Wheel J’pardy! Rose. Rose. Rose. Rose. Deception (N) Å News Kimmel News Access NCIS (In Stereo) NCIS (In Stereo) Bull “Kill Shot” News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang Lethal Weapon (N) LANew Girl Fox News at Ten DailyMail Mike ET Inside The Voice (N) Å Rise (N) (In Stereo) Chicago Med (N) News J. Fallon Cops Cops Cops Cops ››› “Collateral” (2004) Tom Cruise. Rules Rules You’re Home With Jill “Garden Edition” (N) (Live) Å QVC in the Garden (N) (Live) Å PBS NewsHour (N) Va. Home Grown Civilizations Å First Civilizations Frontline (In Stereo) Scully Wait ... A Place to Call Shakespeare “Still Dreaming” (2014) News E. B. OutFront Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper CNN Tonight CNN Tonight Hardball Matthews All In With Chris Rachel Maddow The Last Word The 11th Hour Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News Night Mod Fam Mod Fam WWE SmackDown! (In Stereo Live) Å Unsolved-BIG Law & Order: SVU “I Am Legend” NBA Basketball: First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) NBA Basketball Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Last O.G. Conan (N) Å The First 48 Å To Be Announced To Be Announced Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48 Friends Friends Friends Friends Ink Master: Angels Ink Master (N) Å Ink Master: Angels Office Office Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Jefferies Daily Opposi Deadliest Catch Deadliest Catch (N) Deadliest Catch (N) Last Outpost Å Deadliest Catch My Little Life Little People, World Little People, World My Little Life Å Little People, World The Zoo (In Stereo) The Zoo (In Stereo) The Zoo (In Stereo) The Zoo (In Stereo) The Zoo (In Stereo) Shadowhunters (N) ››› “Dirty Dancing” (1987, Romance) The 700 Club Å ›‡ “Grown Ups” M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Love-Raymond Raymond Raymond Mom Mom King King “Bhowani Junct.” ›››› “The Apartment” (1960) Å ››› “Cactus Flower” (1969, Comedy) Full H’se Full H’se Full H’se Full H’se Full H’se Full H’se Middle Middle Golden Golden Married-Sight Married Married Married at First Sight (Season Finale) (N) Love at First Flight Fixer Upper Å Fixer Hunters Good Bones Å Hunters Hunt Intl Hunters Hunt Intl Chopped Å Chopped Å Chopped Å Chopped (N) Å Chopped Å Madea’s Big Happy Family: Å In Contempt (N) In Contempt “Nat’l Treasure” ›› “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (2013, Action) Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama “The Last Stand” ››‡ “Escape Plan” (2013) Sylvester Stallone. Å ››› “Batman” (1989, Action) Last Man Last Man ›‡ “Hope Floats” (1998, Romance) Sandra Bullock. Å ›‡ “Hope Floats” Forged in Fire Å Forged in Fire Forged in Fire (N) Knife or Death Forged in Fire


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ALL-STAR PAVING IN POWHATAN NOW HIRING AN ASPHALT LABORER TO START IMMEDIATELY. MUST HAVE OWN TRANSPORTATION, BE DEPENDABLE & HARD WORKER. ASPHALT EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED. 598-0799. Family owned business - Powhatan Seeks PT Office Asst 20 flexible hrs per week Computer Light Research Knowledge Required Call for Appt 804-370-7288 Salary depends on experience

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Notice is hereby given, pursuant to § 15.2-2204 of the Code of Virginia, that the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Powhatan County Village Building Auditorium, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, to consider and act upon the following requests: NONE

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FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND USES WILL BE AFFECTED.

O-2018-06. An ordinance amending the Powhatan County Code of Ordinances to amend the provisions of Chapter 83 (Zoning Ordinance), Article IV (Village Growth Area Districts), Sections 83-231 (Permitted Uses), 83-232 (Conditional Uses), 83-241 (Permitted Uses) and 83-242 (Conditional Uses) for the purpose of changing certain designated use types, and adding/subtracting certain uses in the Village Center (VC) and Commerce Center (CC) Districts; and Article V (Transition Base Districts), Sections 83-361 (Permitted Uses), 83-362 (Conditional Uses), 83-371 (Permitted Uses), 83-372 (Conditional Uses), 83-381 (Permitted Uses), 83382 (Conditional Uses), 83-391 (Permitted Uses), and 83-392 (Conditional Uses); for the purpose of changing certain designated use types, and adding/subtracting certain uses in the ResidentialCommercial (R-C), Office (O), General Commercial (C), and Courthouse Square Center (CHSC) Districts. Village Center (VC). This amendment sets forth changes to the lists of permitted and conditionally permitted (CUP) uses and structures within the VC District. Differences between the current VC District and the proposed VC District are noted below. The following additional uses/structures will be permitted by right under VC: bar or lounge; courthouse facility. The following use/structure conditionally permitted under VC with a CUP will now be permitted by right: veterinary clinic. Commerce Center (CC). This amendment sets forth changes to the lists of permitted and conditionally permitted (CUP) uses and structures within the CC District. Differences between the current CC District and the proposed CC District are noted below. The following additional uses/structures will be permitted by right under CC: courthouse facility; vocational or trade school. The following additional use/structure will be permitted under CC with a conditional use permit (CUP): cemetery. Residential Commercial (R-C). This amendment sets forth changes to the lists of permitted and conditionally permitted (CUP) uses and structures within the R-C District. Differences between the current R-C District and the proposed R-C District are noted below. The following additional use/structure will be permitted under R-C with a conditional use permit (CUP): Telecommunications Tower The following uses/structures permitted by right under R-C will now need a conditional use permit (CUP): adult day care; business service establishment; convenience store; funeral home; lawn care, pool, or pest control service; liquor store; medical or dental clinic; medical treatment facility; other retail sales establishment; private school; recreation facility, commercial indoor; recreation facility, nonprofit; specialty eating or drinking establishment; taxidermy shop; veterinary clinic; vocational or trade school; Automotive painting or body shop; Automotive repair and servicing; Car wash or auto detailing; Tire sales and mounting. The following uses/structures permitted by right or with a CUP under R-C will be deleted: auditorium or stage theater; bank or financial institution with drivethrough service; bank or financial institution without drive-through service; check cashing establishment; community center; country club; drugstore or pharmacy with drive-through service; drugstore or pharmacy without drive-through service; dwelling, duplex; dwelling, live/work; dwelling, multi-family; dwelling, townhouse; gas station; grocery store; hospice facility; hotel or motel; medical or dental lab; parking lot or parking structure (as a principal use); public school; restaurant with drive-through service; restaurant without drive-through service; shopping center; tattoo or body piercing establishment; vehicle/

equipment sales or rental. Office (O). This amendment sets forth changes to the lists of permitted and conditionally permitted (CUP) uses and structures within the O District. Differences between the current O District and the proposed O District are noted below. The following additional use/structure will be permitted by right under O: community garden. The following additional uses/structures will be permitted under O with a conditional use permit (CUP): cemetery; telecommunications tower. The following uses/structures permitted by right under O will now need a conditional use permit (CUP): adult day care; assisted living facility; brewpub; business service establishment; continuing care retirement community; contractor’s office; dwelling, live/work; government maintenance, storage, or distribution facility; medical or dental clinic; medical or dental lab; private school; vocational or trade school. The following uses/structures permitted by right or with a CUP under O will be deleted: bank or financial institution with drive-through service; bank or financial institution without drive-through service; convenience store; drugstore or pharmacy with drive-through service; drugstore or pharmacy without drive-through service; fire or EMS station; funeral home; hospice facility; hospital; nursing home; recreation facility, commercial indoor; recreation facility, commercial outdoor; recycling drop-off center; veterinary clinic. General Commercial (C). This amendment sets forth changes to the lists of permitted and conditionally permitted (CUP) uses and structures within the C District. Differences between the current C District and the proposed C District are noted below. The following additional use/structure will be permitted by right under C: community garden. The following additional uses/structures will be permitted under C with a conditional use permit (CUP): cemetery; vocational or trade school. The following uses/structures permitted by right under C will now need a conditional use permit (CUP): automotive painting or body shop; automotive repair and servicing; automotive wrecker service; bar or lounge; brewpub; business service establishment; car wash or auto detailing; club or lodge; contractor’s office; drugstore or pharmacy with drive-through service; drugstore or pharmacy without drive-through service; dwelling, live/work; funeral home; gas station; government maintenance, storage, or distribution facility; grocery store; large retail sales establishment; lawn care, pool or pest control service; liquor store; medical or dental clinic; medical or dental lab; medical treatment facility; nightclub; other retail sales establishment; recreation facility, commercial indoor; recreation facility, nonprofit; tattoo or body piercing establishment; taxi or limousine service facility; taxidermy shop; vehicle/equipment sales or rental; veterinary clinic. The following uses/structures permitted by right or with a CUP under C will be deleted: bank or financial institution with drive-through service; bank or financial institution without drive-through service; convenience store; hotel or motel; motion picture theater; parking lot or parking structure (as a principal use); restaurant with drive-through service; restaurant without drive-through service; self-service storage facility; shopping center; tire sales and mounting. Court House Square Center (CHSC). This amendment sets forth changes to the lists of permitted and conditionally permitted (CUP) uses and structures within the CHSC District. Differences between the current CHSC District and the proposed CHSC District are noted below. The following additional uses/structures will be permitted under CHSC with a conditional use permit (CUP): cemetery; telecommunications tower. The following uses/structures permitted by right or with a CUP under CHSC will be deleted: business service establishment; convenience store; hotel or motel; motion picture theater; restaurant with drivethrough service; restaurant without drive-through service; vocational or trade school.

All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and to present their views and/or to submit written comments. Persons requiring special assistance to attend and participate in these hearings should contact the Powhatan County Administrator’s Office at (804) 598-5612 at least three days prior to the meeting. Copies of the full text of the proposed ordinances and related documents may be examined in the Department of Community Development in the Powhatan County Administration Building during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, located at 3834 Old Buckingham Road


Powhatan Today, April 18, 2018 TRUSTEE SALES

Legal Notices TRUSTEE SALES TRUSTEE SALE OF 2723 Spencerwood Drive, Powhatan, VA 23139 In execution of the Deed of Trust dated September 10, 2004, in the original principal amount of $154,450.00, recorded in Deed Book 620, page 974, in the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court for the County of Powhatan, Virginia, default having occurred in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and at the request of the holder of the note, the undersigned, as Substitute Trustee, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Circuit Court for the County of Powhatan on May 1, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., the property located at the above address and described as Lot 9, Block B, Section B, Spencerwood, County of Powhatan. TERMS: CASH. PROPERTY SOLD AS IS WITH SPECIAL WARRANTY OF TITLE. A deposit of $11,000.00 or 10% of the successful bid amount (whichever is lower) will be required immediately of the successful bidder, in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds only payable to "BRIAN DOLAN LAW OFFICES, TRUSTEE", balance due within 15 days from date of sale. No personal checks accepted. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower filed for and obtained bankruptcy protection, entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, or if trustee is unable to complete the sale, or if it is set aside or not fully completed for any reason except purchaser’s default, the sale shall be null and void, and the purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. Upon purchaser’s default, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property resold at the risk and costs of the defaulting purchaser. Sale is subject to all prior liens, easements, restrictions, covenants, reservations and conditions, if any, of record, as well as inchoate liens and any other matters which would be disclosed by an accurate survey or inspection of the premises. Real estate taxes will be adjusted to the date of sale. All costs of conveyance, deed, examination of title, recording charges, grantor’s tax and possession will be at the expense of the purchaser. All risks of casualty immediately pass to the successful bidder. Time is of the essence. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Information Contact: Brian Dolan Law Offices, PLLC, Substitute Trustee(s) 12610 Patrick Henry Dr., Ste. C, Newport News, VA 23602; (757) 320-0255 Publish On: April 18 & 25, 2018

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COUNTY OF POWHATAN, VIRGINIA PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019 (FY 2019)

By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated December 10, 2004, and recorded in Deed Book 630, Page 1433 in the Clerk’s Office for the Circuit Court for Powhatan, VA, securing a loan which was originally $264,000.00. The appointed SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, Commonwealth Trustees, LLC will offer for sale at public auction at the front steps of the Circuit Court, located at 3880 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, Virginia 23139 on: May 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land belonging, lying and being in Powhatan County, Virginia, shown and designated as Lot 13, Section A, The Grange, on subdivision plat of "The Grange, Section A," prepared by Balzer and Associates, Inc., dated October 19, 1992, and recorded in the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of Powhatan County, Virginia in Plat Cabinet E, Slides 63-64, which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of the property herein conveyed, and as more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.

The Board of Supervisors of Powhatan County will hold a public hearing for the purpose of public information and fiscal planning regarding the annual operating budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 (FY 2019). The hearing will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. in the Village Building Auditorium, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, Virginia.

TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold subject to a 120 day right of redemption by the Internal Revenue Service. The property will be sold "AS IS," WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND SUBJECT TO conditions, restrictions, reservations, easements, rights of way, and all other matters of record taking priority over the Deed of Trust to be announced at the time of sale. A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sale price, whichever is lower, in cash or cashier’s check payable to the SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE will be required at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price, with interest at the rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date said funds are received in the office of the SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale. In the event of default by the successful bidder, the entire deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the costs and expenses of sale and Substitute Trustee’s fee. All other public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Purchaser agrees to pay the seller’s attorneys at settlement, a fee of $445.00 for review of the settlement documents.

The public hearing is for the purpose of allowing the public to question and comment on the proposed annual operating budget and proposed tax rate for real property. All citizens are invited to attend and share their views on the proposed budget within such reasonable time limits as shall be determined by the Board of Supervisors. A summary of the proposed annual operating budget is available for public inspection from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. weekdays at the County Administrator’s Office at 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Suite A, Powhatan, Virginia and on the County’s website at www. powhatanva.gov. The hearing is being held in a public facility believed to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Any person with questions on the accessibility of the facility should contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at the County Administrator’s Office at 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Suite A, Powhatan, Virginia or by telephone at 804/598-5612 no later than April 27, 2018.

Additional terms will be announced at the time of sale and the successful bidder will be required to execute and deliver to the Substitute Trustees a memorandum or contract of the sale at the conclusion of bidding. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosenberg & Associates, LLC (Attorney for the Secured Party) 4340 East West Highway, Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com

The proposed budget synopsis and proposed taxes and tax rates are published solely for the purpose of public information, discussion and comment. Proposed amounts and proposed tax rates do not represent decisions of the Board of Supervisors to appropriate funds or adopt new tax rates. The governing body (Board of Supervisors) may make appropriations to the School Division (Powhatan County Public Schools) from the funds derived from local levies and from any other funds available, for operation, capital outlay and debt service in the School Division. Such appropriation shall be not less than the cost apportioned to the governing body for maintaining the Standards Of Quality for the School Division prescribed as provided by law. Funds Summary Proposed Operating Budget FY 2018 Adopted General Fund Social Services Fund CSA Fund

$

52,376,653 1,757,970 1,756,488

Grants Fund - Law Library Fire and Rescue Fund Utilities Fund Utilities Capital Projects Fund Capital Projects Fund School Operating Fund School Food Service Fund Total Proposed Budget

FY 2019 Proposed $

Increase (Decrease)

53,693,240 1,715,914 1,827,846

$

% Increase (Decrease)

1,316,587 (42,056) 71,358

2.5% -2.4% 4.1%

4,000 692,000 2,807,370 -

3,200 726,762 2,759,496 216,000

(800) 34,762 (47,874) 216,000

-20.0% 5.0% -1.7% 100.0%

310,725 46,385,434 1,300,753

192,900 46,996,619 1,398,121

(117,825) 611,185 97,368

-37.9% 1.3% 7.5%

$ 107,391,393

$109,530,098

$ 2,138,705

2.0%

Less Transfers: Social Services Fund CSA Fund Utilities Fund

$

562,636

School Operating Fund (Net) School Food Service

578,085

$

15,449

861,291

896,665

35,374

2,312,675

2,233,792

(78,883)

-

216,000

216,000

310,725

192,900

(117,825)

23,045,076

463,933

Utilities Capital Projects Fund Capital Projects Fund

$

22,581,143 250,000

-

250,000

Total Transfers

$ 26,878,470

$ 27,412,518

$

534,048

2.0%

Total without Transfers

$ 80,512,923

$ 82,117,580

$ 1,604,657

2.0%

Proposed Tax Rates

Real Estate Property

Machinery and Tools Personal Property Business Personal Property Disabled Veterans Personal Property Handicapped Modified Vehicles Volunteer Fire/Rescue Personal Property

POWHATAN’S PAPER OF RECORD

Tax Year 2018 Tax Rate

Tax Year 2019 Proposed Tax Rate

$0.885

$0.88

Tax Year 2017 Tax Rates

Tax Year 2018 Tax Rates

$3.60 $3.60 $3.60 $0.0001 $3.60 $0.0001

$3.60 $3.60 $3.60 $0.0001 $0.0001 $0.0001

734455-01

The Real Estate 2019 Tax Year is July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 with taxes due November 5, 2018 and June 5, 2019. The 2018 Tax Year for all other property is January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 with taxes due June 5, 2018 and November 5, 2018.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING POWHATAN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Pursuant to Section 15.2-1427 of the Code of Virginia, notice is hereby given that the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing in the Village Building Auditorium located at 3910 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comment on the following:

O-2018-10. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REENACTING PROVISIONS OF THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF POWHATAN VIRGINIA, CHAPTER 42 (“ENVIRONMENT”), ARTICLE III (“EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL”), TO BRING THE PROVISIONS OF THE EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PROGRAM INTO COMPLIANCE WITH STATE REGULATIONS BY ADOPTING THE VIRGINIADEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY’S (DEQ) MODEL ORDINANCE, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE VIRGINIA EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL LAW (VA. CODE § 62.1-44.15:51, ET SEQ.). The purpose of this ordinance is to prevent degradation of properties, stream channels, waters and other natural resources of Powhatan County by establishing requirements for the control of soil erosion, sediment deposition and non-agricultural runoff and by establishing procedures whereby these requirements shall be administered and enforced.

• OrdinanceO-2018-09AmendingthePowhatan County Code of Ordinances, Appendix A Fee Schedule, to update certain fees and to increase the following fees:

O-2018-11. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REENACTING PROVISIONS OF THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF POWHATAN VIRGINIA, APPENDIX, TO ESTABLISH AN EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL ALTERNATIVE INSPECTION PROGRAM (AIP) BY ADOPTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (DEQ) TABULAR RATING CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM INSPECTION PROGRAM AND ADDING IT TO THE COUNTY CODE AS APPENDIX E (“E&S ALTERNATIVE INSPECTION PROGRAM; CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM”), AS AUTHORIZED BY VA. CODE §62.1-44.15:58 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA AND §9VAC25-840-60 OF THE VIRGINIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE. The purpose of this ordinance is to provide for oversight of landdisturbing activities by effectively utilizing local staff to meet specific development trends while addressing specific environment conditions within the locality.

Fee

County Code

Current

Proposed

% Increase

Water and Sewer: Water Fee Bimonthly

80-72

$

6.41

$

6.73

5%

Wastewater Fee Bimonthly

80-72

$

6.55

$

6.61

1%

Planning and Zoning:

All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and to present their views and/or to submit written comments. Persons requiring special assistance to attend and participate in these hearings should contact the Powhatan County Administrator’s Office at (804) 598-5612 at least three days prior to the meeting. Copies of the full text of the proposed ordinances and related documents may be examined in the Department of Community Development in the Powhatan County Administration Building during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, located at 3834 Old Buckingham Road LEGAL DISPLAY ADS

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR POWHATAN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to § 15.2-2204 of the Code of Virginia, that the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Powhatan County Village Building Auditorium, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, to consider and act upon the following requests:

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Subdivision Exception

$ 250.00

$ 300.00

Conditional Use Permit

$1,000.00

$1,500.00

Reinspection Fee

$

$

Rezoning Agricultural

$ 200.00

40.00

50.00

$ 600.00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING POWHATAN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copies of the proposed ordinance may be reviewed at the Powhatan County Administrator’s Office located at 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Suite A, Powhatan, Virginia, during normal business hours, or on the County website at www.powhatanva.gov.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to § 15.2-2204 of the Code of Virginia, that the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Powhatan County Village Building Auditorium, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, to consider and act upon the following requests:

O-2018-13. (Case #18-01-EXC): Sharon O. Younce (District #2: Powhatan Station/Graceland) requests an exception to standards set forth in Sec. 68125(b)(4) of the Powhatan County Subdivision Ordinance, which prohibits the owner of a parcel created as part of a family division from transferring the land to a non-family member for a period of five (5) years. The applicant plans to create one (1) family division out of Tax Map 52-22, which will include the existing single-family dwelling at 2982 Moyer Road. The subject property is zoned Agricultural – 10 (A-10) and is designated Rural Preservation, Rural Residential, and Natural Conservation on the Countywide Land Use Map

735186-01

O-2018-12. (Case #18-01-REZC): Matthew and Melissa Davenport (District #3: Bethesda/Lee’s Landing) request amendment of the proffer statement for Lot 6 of Section 1, being Tax Map Parcel 16A-2-6, of the Westlake at Mill Mount subdivision (Case #04-10-REZC and Case #06-17-REZC) by reducing the cash proffer amount from $3,530 (adjusted by increases in the Consumer Price Index) to $1,880 (adjusted by increases in the Consumer Price Index). The subject property is zoned Rural Residential – 5 (RR-5) with proffered conditions and is located at 3839 Mill Mount Drive. The 2010 Comprehensive Plan designates the property as Rural Residential on the Countywide Land Use Map.

All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. Persons requiring special assistance to attend and participate in the hearing should contact the Powhatan County Administrator’s office at (804) 598-5612 at least three days prior to the meeting.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING POWHATAN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and to present their views and/or to submit written comments. Persons requiring special assistance to attend and participate in these hearings should contact the Powhatan County Administrator’s Office at (804)598-5612 at least three days prior to the meeting.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to § 15.2-2204 of the Code of Virginia, that the Planning Commission of Powhatan County will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 7:00 PM in the Powhatan County Village Building Auditorium, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, to consider the following request:

Copies of the full text of the proposed ordinance and related documents may be examined in the Department of Community Development in the Powhatan County Administration Building during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, located at 3834 Old Buckingham Road.

18-01-CUP: Robert and Josephine Pendergraph (District #1: Subletts/ Manakin/Flat Rock) request a conditional use permit (CUP) to permit a country inn within the Agricultural-10 (A-10) zoning district per Sec. 83162 of the Zoning Ordinance of the County of Powhatan. The proposed use will be located on Tax Map 32-4-12D (2815 Huguenot Springs Road), which consists of 12.347 +/- acres. The 2010 Long-Range Comprehensive Plan designates the subject property as Rural Preservation and Natural Conservation on the Countywide Land Use Plan Map.

P O W H ATA N ’S PA P E R O F R E C O R D

All Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and interested persons are encouraged to attend on the day and time specified above. Copies of the proposed plans, ordinances, and amendments may be reviewed in the Department of Community Development in the Powhatan County Administration Building (3834 Old Buckingham Road) between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM of each business day. Copies of staff reports are available prior to the Public Hearing upon request.


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O B I T UA R I E S TAYLOR GARRIS Taylor Louise Garris, 22, of Powhatan, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 8, 2018. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, William Rickard and Cliff Garris, and a brother, Travis Garris. She is survived by her father, Coy Garris; mother, Ann Garris; grandmothers, Carolyn Garris and Margaret Rickard; brother, Michael Garris; sisters, Nicole Garris and Savanna Garris Berlingeri; and a large circle of extended family and friends. GARRIS Services are private.

parents, Robert and Linda Havens; and brother, Craig Havens, all of New Jersey; and her grandchildren, Colton and Gauge Merryman. Bonnie was an accounting assistant with Connect Federal Credit Union. Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Hillsman-Hix FuLOVE neral Home, 16409 Court St., in Amelia, with burial taking place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Odd Fellows II Cemetery in Pemberton, New Jersey. Visiting at the funeral home prior to the service were from 2 until 6 p.m.

BLANCHE JOHNSON

GERALD NILES

Blanche Johnson, 95, of Bronx, New York, formerly of Powhatan, departed this life on Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York. She is survived by two devoted daughters, Mary E. Simmons and Lucille Hoskins (Robert); a sister, Margaret Gainey; a sister-in-law, Leenell Owens; one daughter-in-law, Roberta Brown; 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 23 great-greatgrandchildren, a godchild and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her remains rested at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home, Cumberland, where family JOHNSON received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Mt. Pero Baptist Church, Powhatan. The Rev. Patrick Bland, pastor, officiated. Interment in the Hughes Family Cemetery.

Gerald E. Niles, 74, of Powhatan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at home with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his father, Roland; mother, Gladys; brothers, Donald and Roland (Faye); and sisters, Janice Heslin (James) and Phyllis Cutting (Clifford). He is survived by his loving wife, Jerri (Johnson), to whom he was married for 53 years; his two sons, Thomas Niles and daughter-in-law, Patricia of Woodbridge, and Joe Niles and daughter-in-law, Kellie; his granddaughter, Sarah; and grandson, Ethan, also of Powhatan. He is also survived by his sister, Ann Peterson of Binghamton, New York; his sister, Rachel Holmes and brother-in-law, Charles of Elmira, New York; and sister-in-law, Phyllis of Charlotte, North Carolina. Born in Norwich, New York, Jerry graduNILES ated from Bainbridge Guilford High School and SUNY-Brockport. Upon graduation, he accepted a position at Chenango Forks Middle School and taught sixth grade for 33 years. He loved to teach kids and coach them in sports, coaching at the junior high, junior varsity and varsity levels in multiple sports. He enjoyed playing golf and cards with his friends in New York and in his retirement years, he continued to be devoted to teaching kids and helped to coach his grandson in lacrosse. He also enjoyed traveling throughout the Unites States with his wife, Jerri, always by his side. He lived his life to help others and even in his last days, still strived to make everyone’s days better. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond, P.O. Box 1574, Midlothian, VA 23113. Per his wishes, no services will be held.

SUSAN COCHRANE Susan "Granny" Cochrane, 73, of Powhatan, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 9, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Cochrane; four children, Connie Burgess of Suffolk, Sherrie Dickerson of Powhatan, Jerry Lee Cochrane of Powhatan, Bonnie Sue Jones of Hague; two sisters, Mary Weyandt, Marjorie Deem, both of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren, two whom she raised, Sharlie Yanez, Brandie Falt; and six great-grandchildren. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, COCHRANE 3215 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, and where services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. Interment Powhatan Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to NAWIC Chapter 141, c/o Kristi Smith, 2315 Commerce Center, Suite D, Rockville, VA 23146.

GEORGE DAVIS George "Randy” Davis, 55, of Powhatan, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 9, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Katherine Bryan (Robert) of Powhatan; two brothers, Kenneth Davis of Richmond, Jeff Bryan of Florida; one sister, Mitzi Llewellyn (Dennis) of Amelia; three nephews, Bobby Hazelwood (Olivia), Cameron Handy, Marcus Bryan; two nieces, Taylor Davis, Martha Bryan; and one great-nephew, Braydon Reese. A memorial service DAVIS was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 13 at Christ Family Outreach Church, 12300 Five Forks Road, Amelia, VA 23002. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

BONNIE LOVE Bonnie Lee Love, 50, of Powhatan, passed from this life on Sunday, April 8, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Richard; son, Zachary Love of Rice; her daughter, Angel Merryman of Blackshear, Georgia; her

STANLEY PAYNE JR. Stanley Lee Payne Jr., born March 27, 1943, in Powhatan, departed this earth on Thursday, April 5, 2018, with his loving devoted wife, Vernette C. Payne, of 42 years, by his side. He was a devoted father to Rashanda and Natasha Payne; devoted grandfather to Rashai, Anaya and Christian Payne, Rakei Pope, Kendell Jr. and Cassius Woolridge. Stan is also survived by a daughter, Aleta J. McClenny (Neal) and her three sons, Samuel, Joshua and Andrew; mother-in-law, Bessie B. Coleman; two devoted aunts, Beatrice B. Eggleston and Rosa Lee Payne; devoted uncles, James “Peter” Bell and William F. Smith; and a host of other devoted relatives and friends. Stan was employed by Reynolds Metal PAYNE Company in 1966 and retired from same, now called Alcoa USA in 2005 as a pressman in charge. He was a dedicated car man who loved Corvettes with a passion. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 14 at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street, where family greeted friends one hour prior to a service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Stanley A. Ward Sr., pastor, St. James Baptist Church, Powhatan, officiated and the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Branch Griffin, eulogist, pastor, Hood Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Richmond.

KEVIN PROKESCH Kevin D. Prokesch, 24, of Chesterfield, formerly of, Powhatan, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Rich and Helen Prokesch; one sister, Kristine Shashaty (John) of Chesterfield; two brothers, Derek and Ryan Prokesch, both of Powhatan; paternal grandparents, Glen and Fern Prokesch; maternal grandparents, Wim and Rita Eisma, all of Florida, and several nephews. The family rePROKESCH ceived friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Highway, Powhatan and where services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 16. Interment private.

EVERETT SWOPE It is with great sadness that the family of Everett Mason Swope announces his passing on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the age of 73 years. He was born March 1, 1945, in Harrisonburg, the son of the late Ralph and Mary (Ketterman) Swope. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Swope. Everett worked for Office Products in Harrisonburg for 32 years. After retirement, you could find Everett on a motorcycle or at his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. Everett spent his life in service of his family both immediate and extended. He was an active member of the Chapter SWOPE R Motorcycle Club, the Powhatan Moose Lodge 1840 and American Legion Powhatan Post 201. He was married to Roxanne “Roxy” (Kothbauer) Swope on April 12, 1991, for 27 years. He is survived by his wife Roxy, his two children and two stepchildren, and their spouses. Michael and Kim Swope from Bridgewater, Michelle and Hunter Harris from Middlebrook, Jay and Susan Roudabush from Powhatan and Missy Roudabush and fiance Todd Campbell from Shipman. He is survived by seven grandchildren: Olivia Swope and Anna Fager, Kendall and Brandon Trainum, Kemper, Hayden and Berkley Roudabush, along with four greatgrandchildren: Addisyn, Parker, Braylen and Chyler Trainum. He is survived by three sisters: Gladys and Harold Kephart from Elkton, his twin sister, Esther and JR Lonas from Harrisonburg, and Nancy Swope from Fishersville. A Celebration of Everett’s life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at The Roudabush Residence, 3264 Three Bridge Road, Powhatan, VA 23139. Memorial donations in memory of Everett can be made to Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School, 2501 Academy Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

STEVEN TRUCHINSKI Steven Thomas Truchinski, 81, of Powhatan, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 9, 2018. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Sandra Truchinski; daughters, Sheryl Ward (Bill) of Chesterfield and Tracy Weigel (Marc) of Fredericksburg; granddaughter, Erika Cline (Derrick) and two great-granddaughters, McKenzee and Rylee; sister, Joan McGuigan (George) of New York; and several nieces and nephews. Steve was a retired Navy veteran and worked for the Department of Defense for 18 years. He never met a TRUCHINSKI stranger and always had stories to tell to all who would listen. He had a fighting spirit and vibrant zest for life and loved spending time with his family. Two of his favorite phrases were, "It is what it is" and "if you can't laugh about it, it ain't worth doin'." A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Highway, Powhatan. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

C R I M E R E P O RT Arrests • One male was charged on April 4 with possessing a firearm while in possession of drugs (Felony), three counts of possession of controlled substances (F), carrying a concealed weapon-

subsequent offense (F), and possession of controlled substances (Misdemeanor). • One male was charged on April 5 with breaking and entering with intent to commit felony (F), conspiracy to commit

felony (F), possession of burglary tools (F), grand larceny (F), and larceny $200 or more with intent to sell (F). • One male was charged on April 5 with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony (F), two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony (F), grand larceny (F), larceny $200 or more with intent to sell (F), and

contempt of court (M). • One male was charged on April 6 with possession of marijuana (M). • One male was charged on April 8 with possession of marijuana (M), possession of controlled substances (F), and driving while license revoked (M). • One female was charged on April 8 with possession of marijuana (M).

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Life Planning Documents (Wills, Durable Powers Of Attorney, and Advance Medical Directives) will be prepared for Goochland and Powhatan residents age 55 and over. This free service is also available to anyone with a Medical Disability. Income eligibility requirement. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact Mrs. Pat Giesen at (804) 343-3059. SPONSORS: Williams Mullen Law Firm and Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging

• One male was charged on April 8 with driving under the influence-misdemeanor (M). • One male was charged on April 10 with failing to appear on misdemeanor charge (M). • One male was charged on April 10 with contempt of court (M). • One male was charged on April 10 with grand larceny (F). • One male was charged on April 10 with two counts of violating protective orders (M).

Tuesday, April 3 • A report of identity fraud was made at the sheriff’s office.

Wednesday, April 4 • A deputy responded to an identity fraud in the 2500 block of Mill Road. • A deputy responded to a fraud in the 2700 block of Maidens Road. • A deputy responded to a grand larceny in the

2400 block of New Dorset Circle that led to the arrest of one male. • A deputy responded to a report of trespassing in the 2500 block of Red Lane Road. • Two men were arrested in the act of a breaking and entering in the 2400 block of Judes Ferry Road. • A deputy responded to a report of threatening phone calls in the 2500 block of Butterwood Circle.

Thursday, April 5 • A report of fraud was made at the sheriff’s office. • A deputy responded to a report of a dog killing chickens in the 1600 block of Capeway Road.

Saturday, April 7 • Deputies responded to two calls of grand larceny in the 1700 block of May Way Drive. • A deputy responded to see CRIME, pg. 7 


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Powhatan Today, April 18, 2018

Subdivision Code issue spills over into court system By Laura McFarland News Editor

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OWHATAN – An issue that started in 2016 with the removal of language on auxiliary turn lanes from the Powhatan County Subdivision Code and has recently become a contentious topic at board of supervisors meetings was scheduled to extend its reach to the court system this week. A petition of mandamus and injunction was filed on Monday, April 9 in the Powhatan County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office against the county on behalf of former sheriff Nelson Batterson. The civil case was scheduled to be heard on Monday, April 16 and the results could not be included by the time this edition went to print. The results of the hearing will be in the next edition. If issued, a writ of mandamus is an order from a court to an inferior government official ordering the government official to properly fulfill his or her official duties or correct an abuse of discretion. The petition was filed against county

administrator Ted Voorhees, the county itself and the board of supervisors. Attorney Patrick McSweeney filed the petition on Batterson’s behalf. A good portion of the petition is spent describing a timeline of events starting on Jan. 8, when McSweeney, on Batterson’s behalf, made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the county. He requested records related to changes to the road system including Page Road, the Stoneridge development, Carter Gallier Road, Luck Stone Road and its intersection with Route 60. He also requested records related to the adoption and amendment of the Subdivision Ordinance during the previous two years. In response to McSweeney’s request, the county said it would take an estimated 27 hours of staff time and approximately $896 in actual costs to fulfill the request. The petition lays out a series of correspondence between McSweeney and county attorney Tom Lacheney that followed in the weeks after that initial request. The correspondence detailed the petitioner’s objection to the county’s

“unreasonable” fee for the work and the back and forth that occurred between the two parties. In the weeks that followed, the petitioner narrowed the focus of the requests and the county lowered the fee, with them ultimately supplying the documents. However, the petitioner still filed the petition for mandamus making several allegations against the county. It alleged: the board of supervisors have repeatedly voted to go into closed session without making a motion that specifies what they will discuss; the county did not produce the FOIA requested documents in the time allotted to it by state code; the county had no legal authority to invoke an extension it made during the back and forth about the FOIA request; the initial $896 charge the county charged was unreasonable and violated state code; another $1,356 insisted on by the county to be paid by the petitioner in response to record production was also unreasonable and unauthorized; and the county violated state code by withholding all documents pertaining to an investigation into how the auxiliary turn lanes language was removed even if they didn’t meet the

standard for not releasing them. As a result, the petitioner made several requests of the court: mandate that the county produce all public records requested by him at an actual and reasonable cost; declare the seven-day extension the county invoked through Virginia code did not apply in the way it was used by the county; permanently enjoin the supervisors from approving motions to go into a closed meeting without adequately specifying the subject matter of the meeting; and award the petitioner his costs and attorney’s fees. On Wednesday, April 11, Lacheney filed an answer to the petition for mandamus and injunction. It agreed on many but not all of the initial FOIA request timeline points and denied all of the allegations cited against the county. It also made a few claims about the costs it had charged and why they were not excessive. The answer asked the court to dismiss the petition for mandamus with prejudice and require the petitioner to pay $1,356.33 to the county for actual costs in producing the requested documents.

PCPS to hold kindergarten registration day April 19 Contributed Report Children who are 5 years old by Sept. 30 can start kindergarten in the fall, but first they need to be registered. Thursday, April 19 is the day for ontime registration for children in Powhatan County. Registration is at the elementary school in your attendance zone. To find your attendance zone, visit www.powhatan.k12.va.us or call 804-598-5700. Registration in Powhatan County is from 8 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. on April 19. There is quite a bit of paperwork needed to register a child for kindergarten, and pulling everything together takes time. Par-

ents and caregivers are still encouraged to attend registration even if they do not have all the documents because exceptions could apply. The documents needed for registration are:  Child’s official, certified birth certificate or school age affidavit in accordance with state law;  Two proofs of address;  School Entrance Health Form (This can be turned in any time before the first day of school); and  Photo ID for parent or legal guardian. FILE PHOTO This is the eighth an- A former Flat Rock nual Regional Kindergar- Elementary kindergartten Registration Cam- ner on his first day.

paign, coordinated by Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond. This campaign establishes one common registration day for 15 school divisions – that’s 152 elementary schools in Central Virginia. While registration rates improved, more than 4,000 children were not registered on time in the spring last year — enough to fill about eight elementary schools. “Our goal is to help more parents understand what it means for their child to be ready for kindergarten, and how they can help them at home,” said Rich Schultz, executive director of Smart Beginnings Greater Rich-

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KINDERGARTEN Continued from pg. 3 

that parents can use to prepare their child to be ready for school,� added Schultz. Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond recommends these activities to help children build the skills and confidence they will need to be ready for kindergarten:  Read and look at books every day;  Stick to a regular bedtime and wakeup time;  Practice counting real objects — like cereal or crayons;  Talk about their feelings and what kindergarten will be like;  Meet and play with other children their age;  Show respect and use good manners;  Find and name letters of the alphabet everywhere you go;  Visit and explore libraries, parks and museums; and  Use scissors to practice cutting and crayons to draw. There are advantages for parents, children and schools when children are registered on time on April 19:  Parents can get important information that they might otherwise miss;  Schools can adequately prepare for space, staff and materials; and  Teachers can prepare for the child in the classroom. For more information about kindergarten registration and what to bring on April 19, parents can visit www.SmartBeginningsRVA.org or dial the phone number “2-1-1� and find information specific to their school division. 2-1-1 connects to trained professionals who provide free information on available health and human services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wednesday, April 18 











Feeding Powhatan is a nonprofit food pantry that exists to feed people who are struggling financially in the Powhatan community. The pantry will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2408 New Dorset Circle (next to Community Life Church). Income guidelines apply. Visit us on Facebook at Feeding Powhatan or call 804-303-6431. On the third Wednesday of each month at a new time, 1 p.m., Powhatan County Public Library will offer Library for All, a program planned for adults with special needs and their caregivers. Each hour-long session will offer something new. Caregivers must remain with attendees during each program. Everyone from the Powhatan community is welcome to attend. The Winter/Spring 2018 dates are: April 18 and May 16. Contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or visit us online at www. powhatanlibrary.net. Senior Connections offers a lunch and social event called Friendship Cafe that is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Thursday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. It provides socialization, nutrition, exercise, transportation and information about relevant topics for seniors ages 60 plus. Contact Joan Doss with Senior Connections at 804-343-3000 or jdoss@youraaa.org. Powhatan County Public Library’s family storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The library is closed on Sundays and county holidays. Call 804- 598-5670. Powhatan Domestic Violence Services and Goochland Family Services hold a support group for survivors of domestic violence from Powhatan and Goochland counties and surrounding areas every Wednesday. The group meets in the evening with childcare provided. All women are welcome. Contact Powhatan Domestic Violence Services at 804-598-5630 or go to the organization’s Facebook page and send a private message.

of money for their many philanthropic projects such as the Powhatan Rescue Squad, Fire Departments, Social Services, Powhatan student scholarships, plus many more local causes. Contact membership chairman Joy Matkowsky, with questions at 804-678-9108. 





Thursday, April 19 







The Woman's Club of Powhatan meets at 10 a.m. at PCC (Powhatan Community Church), 4480 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan. There are no meetings in June, July and August. The Woman's Club manages the Powhatan Clothes Closet, which is the main source

The Free Clinic of Powhatan, located at 3908 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan offers health services (medical, dental, mental health, women's health) free of charge for uninsured and low income residents of Powhatan County. Administration hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursdays, lab services are from 9 a.m. to noon and patient hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Mondays, registration for new patients is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and patient hours are from 4 to 8:30 p.m. All patient visits are by appointment. Contact 804-598-5637.

hours. Shoppers can fill a paper grocery bag full of stuff for $3. The second hand store sells clothes, shoes, books, movies, CDs, housewares, linens, toys, small electronics, games and more. Look for The Clothes Closet of Powhatan on Facebook.

The 10th annual Powhatan Earth Day Celebration starts with the planting of a native Red Maple at 2 p.m. at the Powhatan Animal Shelter, Old Plantation Road off Route 13. From the animal shelter, the celebration moves to the Courthouse Green, where more than 15 earth-friendly vendors will be set up from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be children’s activities, food for sale and more. Contact Cathy Howland at the Virginia Cooperative ExtensionPowhatan Office by calling 804-598-5640. Powhatan Anti-Litter Council will sponsor free paper shredding to residents during the Powhatan Earth Day Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Courthouse Green in the Village. During the event, residents may get rid of old documents confidentially and safely by bringing them to the Courthouse Square for free paper shredding. The Powhatan Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays and 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at 2500 Batterson Road. Contact the pantry at 804-372-9526 or powhatanvafoodpantry@ gmail.com. The Woman’s Club of Powhatan’s Clothes Closet is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday, Monday and Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at 3908 Old Buckingham Road at the back end of the social services building. Donations accepted anytime but preferably during regular

A free caregiver support group sponsored by Powhatan United Methodist Church and Powhatan Family Counseling will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the church, 2253 Rosson Road. It is an open group for anyone who has family or friends dealing with chronic mental health or physical illness. Some meetings will have a special guest speaker. The group is facilitated by Dr. Judith Cain-Oliver, licensed clinical psychologist. Contact Dr. Oliver at 804-598-9577. The Powhatan chapter of the NAACP meets at 7 p.m. at different locations each month: April 19, Hollywood Baptist Church; May 17, First Antioch Baptist Church; June 21, Powhatan County Library (large conference room), and July 19, Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Contact Gail Hairston at 804-598-3435.



The original Powhatan AA meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in the Powhatan Village Building.



The Powhatan Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at the County Seat Restaurant.



The Powhatan Ruritan Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Powhatan United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served followed by a program and a brief meeting. They are a community service organization dedicated to our county. All are welcome. Call Larry Cary at 804-598-5194.



Saturday, April 21 



Awaken to Hope Al-Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.



The Powhatan Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the County Seat Restaurant. The speaker will be Sarah Bierle discussing the role of civilians during the first year of the war, “The Power and Patriotism of Civilians in 1861.� Bierle is the editor of the Emerging Civil War blog and website. Dinner will be included: $20 for non-members, $16 for members. Contact Jane Ranger at 804-598-3205 or at yogiscave@aol.com. The Roundtable website is www. powhatancwrt.com.

Powhatan County residents are encouraged to GO Green with a free recycling event bring old and discarded tires, appliances and electronics for recycling. The Powhatan Anti-Litter Council sponsors this annual event from 8 a.m. to noon at the Powhatan Fairgrounds on Route 60.



Mini-Maker Studio is a new creative arts program for ages 5 to 12 being held at Powhatan County Public Library. Join coordinators at 10:30 a.m. on select third Saturday mornings: April 21, Fairy Gardens, and May 12, Clay Exploration. Participants will explore creative art forms using a variety of materials including wood, fabric, natural materials and clay. No registration is required. Contact the library at 804598-5670 or visit www. powhatanlibrary.net.



The Goochland - Powhatan Master Gardeners Association will hold its 14th annual Spring Garden Festival at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 1851 Dickinson Road, Goochland. This annual event of the Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardener Association (GPMGA) in cooperation with JSRCC and the VA Cooperative Extension is a celebration of all things related to gardening. SGF 2018 will include practical new classes. Horticulturist and author Jeff Gillman will hold two classes: The Truth about Garden Remedies and The Truth about Organic Gardening. Attend one or both talks ($25 per talk or $50 for both talks.) Preregistration required. No fee to visit the college gardens, vendors or the GPMGA plant sale. Online registration for classes at www.gpmga.org or contact the Goochland Cooperative Extension office at 804-5565841.

The Powhatan Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held at noon at County Seat Restaurant.



The Powhatan Moose Family Center will hold its first Powhatan Seafood Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. at the center, 4140 Old Buckingham Road. The event will include games for children and adults, dancing, regular and adult beverages, and music by Big Boss Man Band. There will be regular plates plus ala carte items. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Food available to purchase. Proceeds benefit local charities. For tickets, call 804-598-2809 or visit New Horizon Bank.





Powhatan AA meets at 8 p.m. every Saturday at Manakin Episcopal Church on Huguenot Trail. The Christian Motorcyclists

Association Powhatan chapter Living Wheels will meet at 6 p.m. at Company 1 Fire station at the intersection of Old Buckingham Road and Mann Road. Find out what they have been doing, and where their next ride or event will be. Call Tom Barnes at 804-690-4884 or Frank Vaughn at 804-512-8835. 

The HOPE Ministry Supper Table monthly dinner will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Dinners are served at the Powhatan County Fair building, 4317 Anderson Hwy. The Supper Table serves those in need and the elderly of Powhatan County. Contact Mamie Scott at 804-382-9154. Free food and fellowship is provided. Bring a friend and/ or neighbor.

Sunday, April 22 

Through April 22, customers of Tractor Supply in Powhatan may participate in the Paper Clover fundraiser by purchasing a paper clover— the emblem of 4-H—for a donation during checkout at their local store or by making a purchase online at TractorSupply.com. The funds raised will be awarded to VA 4-H youth as scholarships to attend camps and leadership conferences. Fundraising efforts from Paper Clover fund scholarships for numerous state level 4-H programs nationwide, and every Virginia donation benefits Virginia youth.



The Powhatan County Democratic Committee meets from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Powhatan Library.

Monday, April 23 

AA meets at 7:30 p.m. every Monday in the gathering room at May Memorial Church, 3926 Old Buckingham Road.

Tuesday, April 24 

The Powhatan Moose Family Center, 4140 Old Buckingham Road, will host Bingo with doors opening at 6 p.m. and games starting at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Call 804-5982809.



Powhatan Handcraft Group meets from 3 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday at the Powhatan County Public Library. People can bring their own project to work on, such as knitting, crochet, needlepoint, beading, cross stitch and embroidery. Handcrafters of all ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration necessary. No craft provided.



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St. John Neumann Catholic Church Rev. Walter G. Lewis, Pastor Saturday - 5 p.m. Sunday - 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 598-3754 www.sjnpowhatan.org Located behind Flat Rock Village Shopping Center

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2020 Red Lane Road Powhatan, VA 23139 1801 Huguenot Trail Sunday School 9am Pastor, Larry B. Collins Sunday Worship 10am Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:45pm Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study Bryan M. Holt, Pastor 7:30 p.m. 378-3607 www.EmmausChristianChurch.org Office 804-598-2398


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Steer Roast serves up food, entertainment Contributed Report For the past 43 years, the Powhatan Lions Club Foundation has been raising money for local charities through its annual Steer Roast and Charity Golf Tournament. The two-part event will be held on Wednesday, April 25. The Steer Roast will be held at the Powhatan Rescue Squad Field, 3920 Marion Harland Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. and meals start at 6 p.m. Take-out meal service available at the gate. The Steer Roast will include pulled beef brisket, sides and beverage catered by PQ’s BBQ; live entertainment by Route 64 Band; charity silent auction, and 50/50 cash drawing raffle. All profits go directly to charities. Save $5 by buying advance tickets for a $20 donation ($25 at the gate). Children 12 and under are free. Adults with valid photo ID may purchase a “bottomless” beer and wine wrist band for $5 at the event. See any Lion’s Club member or call 804-794-1440. You may also make a tax deductible donation. The Lions Club is still seeking donations for the charity silent auction at the Steer Roast. The auction is a favorite for participants and a

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Lions serve up hundreds of meals at the 2017 Steer Roast.

es, lunch, first place wood trophy plus awards for drives and putts. Visitors are asked to bring eyeglass and hearing aid donations and give them to any member. Lions collection bins will be available. All of the money collected by the Powhatan Lions Club Foundation is used for eye-screening at schools as well as donated to local charities and people in need of eyeglasses, hearing aids, and other services. The club has built wheelchair ramps for those in need, supplied hearing aids to

great producer of funds for the nonprofit’s charities. The Men’s, Ladies’ or Mixed Captain’s Choice Charity Golf Tournament begins at prestigious Mill Quarter Golf Club at noon. The format is a Captain’s Choice with four-member teams that can be men, ladies or mixed. You don’t have to be great at golf. Sign-up and information, call 804-513-3878 or 804-690-0177. Individual cost per player is $80, which includes one ticket to the Steer Roast; greens fees, cart, practice balls, beverag-

YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day Contributed Report

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On Saturday, April 21, the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can imagine what they’ll accomplish this summer. The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, features activities such as an obstacle course bounce inflatable, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, face painting, Powhatan State Park, the sheriff’s office and fire department and swimming. It is open to the public to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home throughout the summer months. Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,500 YMCAs across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Re-

SECOND ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH 1059 Dorset Road Powhatan, VA 23139 Reverend Mark A. Divens, Sr. Pastor

Praise and Worship Service Sunday School 9:45-10:45 Sunday Morning Worship will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. 4731 Bell Road, Powhatan, VA 23139

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Faith

Worship - 10:30 am Bible Study Wednesday 7 pm

Holly Hills Baptist Church www.HollyHillsBaptist.org

(Independent Bible Believing)

Randy Blackwell, Pastor

Thank you for your support!

Powhatan, Virginia Located on Lee's Landing Road

Office: 804-598-2667 Worship Service, Each Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, Each Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Prayer and Bible Study, Each Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Reverend Lawrence A. Wilson, Sr., Pastor 804-379-3539

Muddy Creek BAPTIST CHURCH Baptist Church Sunday School - 9:45 am Worship - 11 am Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer Service - 7:00 pm

3619 Huguenot Trail Powhatan, Virginia 23139 804-403-3070 www.finecreekbaptist.org Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. Traditional Rev. David A. Simpson, Pastor

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Baptist Church

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Sunday School at 9:30 am Morning Service at 11:00 am Bible Study Every Wednesday Night at 6:30 pm 3964 Old Buckingham Road

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Free Will Baptist Church 2828 Genito Road, Powhatan Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM R. Robinson, Pastor 804-690-0558

Experiencing the presence of God in Worship Preaching the Word of Faith 1348 Anderson Highway Powhatan, VA 23139 804-379-8223

Pastor Donald Habersack Sundays 10:00 AM Wednesday 6:30 PM

Brad Russell, Pastor 598-4241 First Worship 8:30 am Bible Study for all ages 9:45 am Second Worship 11:00 am Wed. Family Ministry 6:30 pm

2202 Old Church Road www.powhatanbaptist.org

Advertise in Powhatan Today’s Church Directory. Call 804-746-1235 ext. 2 for details.

FIRST ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH 3920 MAIDENS RD., POWHATAN Pastor Vera Rhyne

Ordinary People. Extraordinary God!

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Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Mid Day Bible Study 11:30 a.m.

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Contemporary – 8:30 a.m. Sunday School – 9:45 a.m. Worship – 11 a.m. Children’s Worship – 11 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study – Wed. 6:30 p.m. Children’s Worship (all ages) – 2095 Red Lane Road Wed. 6:30 p.m. 1/2 mile off Rt. 60 on Red Lane Road New Generation Praise & Worship – 804-598-2455 Sat. 7 p.m. www.redlanebaptist.org Lighthouse Youth – Wed. 5:30 p.m. Worship Service 9:00 a.m. Miracles of God Sp. Needs Service: Small Groups 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. the 2nd Sat. of each month Wednesday Night Classes for all ages at 6:15 598-3481 • 975 Dorset Road Dr. James Taylor, Pastor www.gracelandbc.org

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Pastor Gregory L. Beechaum Sr. “The church where Jesus is Alive”

Hollywood

Graceland Baptist Church Dr. Ronald Wyatt, Jr., Pastor

5680 Cartersville Road Powhatan, Virginia 23139

9:00 a.m. ---- Sunday School Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. ---- Prayer & Praise Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.--- Sunday Morning Worship Sunday EveningYouth Ministry - 6:00 p.m. 5th Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday EveningAdult Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Hour of Power Wednesday Prayer - 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. ---- Tuesday Night Worship & Bible Study 379-8930

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search shows that without access to outof-school learning activities, children fall behind academically. Children also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y wants families to focus on helping children imagine what they can accomplish over the summer. “When a child is healthy, happy, and supported they can make great things happen,” says Adam Foster, executive director of the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA. “We believe in the potential of all children, and we strive to help kids find that potential within themselves. A child’s development is never on vacation, and Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer.” The Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at 2269 Mann Road. For more information, contact the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA at 804598-0250 or visit ymcarichmond.org/ hkd.

Bill Sisson, Pastor

GREENBRIER BAPTIST CHURCH

those who couldn’t afford them, and delivered special radios for the Virginia Voice broadcasts for the blind – all without charge to Powhatan residents in need. The certified eye screeners in the club yearly screen the vision of all the kindergartners and third-graders at the Powhatan elementary schools, the seventh-graders at the middle school, and the 10th-graders at Powhatan High School each year. New and reconditioned eyewear is provided to those children and seniors who cannot afford to buy their own. Here are some of the donations the club makes on an annual basis: yearly eye exams and glasses for school children; eye exams and glasses for needy individuals in Powhatan; Powhatan Free Clinic; Prevent Blindness Virginia-Leader Dog Program; Burkeville Lodge for the blind; Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic; Central Virginia Hearing Aid Bank; Powhatan High School and Blessed Sacrament Huguenot scholarships; Powhatan Rescue Squad; Powhatan Volunteer Fire Department; Powhatan Christmas Mother; the Virginia Voice radio for the blind, and many others. Email for any questions you have to PowhatanLions@gmail.com.

1530 Cook Road (Rt. 636)

fbcpva.org (Independent, Fundamental Bible Believing) Travis Keith, Pastor Sunday School - 10:00 am • Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service - 6:00 pm • Wednesday Prayer Meeting - 6:30pm • Children & Teen Programs on Sundays 6:30-7:30pm (Sept-May) Contact - 794-7054 2109 Anderson Hwy Across from Food Lion & Wendy's


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Students get infusion of culture Contributed Report Language arts teachers with Powhatan County Public Schools used a grant from the Powhatan Education Foundation to bring an afternoon of culture to 850 local students. On Thursday, March 22, the “No Child Left behind Culture" program saw about 250 Pocahontas Middle School students and about 600 Powhatan High School students attending a free production by the Latin Ballet of Virginia conducted by the renowned Ana Ines King at the high school. Organizers José Luis Reyes López, department head of world languages at the middle school, and Rae Shrewsberry, the district department head of world languages, were excited to have some special guests for this occasion. “This was such an awesome opportunity that the Powhatan Education Foundation helped us fund for not only our world language students, but for everyone in general,” Shrewsberry said. “The cool part is that we were able to have an ‘in-school field trip’cost free. As world language teachers we are trying to build up our language programs, we have a lot of talented language learners and future bilingual students. We strive for our students to actually speak in the target language as well as exposing

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tion, and the 5/5Y rating represents a two-level improvement over the last classification. “The PCC evaluation was last performed in 2001,” Singer said. “At that time, Powhatan dropped from an ISO class 9/10 to a 7/9. ISO sets their own review cycle of 10 to 15 years, but a department can request an updated review if they feel they have made substantial changes.” ISO notified Powhatan Fire and Rescue in late summer of 2017 it would be conducting its evaluation in the fall to allow the local department time to gather the required documentation, Singer said. On Nov. 6, 2017, the ISO representative met with assistant chief Pat Schoeffel, 911 director Tom Nolan, and representatives from the public works department to review the documentation and visit random sites throughout the county. Singer said that when his department heard about the results of the new PPC classification, they were happy to see the hard work over the years by the volunteers and staff had resulted in a better classifica-

them other cultures and promoting more open mindedness.” The Latin Ballet of Virginia was founded in 1997 in Richmond under the direction of Ana Ines King, a native of Colombia, South America. LBV is a professional dance company and school of dance, providing multicultural dance programs. Its mission is to enrich and connect communities through Latin/Hispanic cultural dance experiences with a commitment to education, diversity and CONTRIBUTED PHOTO accessibility. At the end of a performance by the Latin Ballet Guitarist and VCU music alumna Leah Kruszewski of Virginia, students were invited onstage to currently resides in Seville, Spain, where she has spent learn salsa dancing moves. the last four years deepening her knowledge of flamenco. Also present was renowned, award-winning flamenco Bulerias, a solo dance that starts with dramatic dark lights dancer from Valencia, Spain, Francisco Mesa “El Nano.” (Solea) and goes up on intensity when the faster music He has toured around the world with the renowned fla- (Bulerias) starts; El Castillo Moro, three couples represent menco company of Cristina Hoyos since 1996. Recently, the Gypsy culture in Marruecos; Tarantos Y Tangos, a he toured Japan for six months with his own choreo- happy song and solo dance that uses ambience lights congraphic work for El Tablao "El Flamenco." Francisco centrating more in the center of the stage; Ritmos Del teaches and choreographs for several dance companies in Alma, stars dancers dressed in tribal costume representing Russia, Bélgica, Canada, Austria, Spain, Italy and the the Amazonia region, others representing Spain and another representing Spain and all dance as a grand finale. United States. At the end of the program, students were called up to The dance company offered two performances of the show. Some of the highlights of the show were: Solea Por the stage and the dancers taught them how to salsa dance.

tion. It shows by working together and setting common goals, the department can continue to improve, he said. Additional equipment such as the county’s first ladder truck, additional training including an emphasis on rural water supply operations, an increase in daytime staffing, and a decrease in 911 call processing time all helped contribute to the lower classification, Singer said. Those improvements were not directly cited, he said, but they do know that such items as now having the ladder truck directly affected the score by almost four points, along with improvements in 911, which received an overall grade of 8.25 out of 10. “The PPC report also shows us areas in which we can improve. While some items like more hydrants throughout the county may not be immediately correctable, increased training with proper documentation is an area we can work on. Our overall rating was 57.58. We will strive to reach Class 4 (60.00) or higher over the next five years,” Singer said. In a split classification of 5/5Y, the first number refers to the classification of properties within 5 road miles of a fire station and within 1,000 feet of a credit-

able water supply (fire hydrant or dry hydrant). The second number, with the Y designation, applies to properties within 5 road miles of a fire station but beyond 1,000 feet of a creditable water supply. ISO generally assigns a Class 10 to properties beyond 5 road miles from a fire station. Many insurance companies, except Farm Bureau, use the ISO classification to help in figuring a homeowner’s insurance premium, according to Singer. Residents may look at their renewal, or if they are getting a new policy it should show the "class" or "classification" on the policy. The new rating goes into effect July 1, 2018. To find out if they may see savings and how much, residents should contact their insurance agents. The new classification should help all residents within the 5 road miles of a fire station and within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or dry hydrant. Residents that don’t have a dedicated water source nearby or live outside the 5 mile rule may or may not see a significant change in their premium. Either way, homeowners should check with their insurance carrier, ask about the new classification 5/5Y, and see how it can hope-

fully save some money. The Powhatan Fire and Rescue Continuous Improvement Plan 2017-2022 identifies several areas in which the department hopes to continue to strengthen over the next five years. The plan was developed throughout fall 2017 through multiple workshops held with stakeholders from all the volunteer companies, Singer said. It will help continue to strengthen the volunteer membership and meet the growing needs of the county. The department has implemented a new online training system to help better instruct and track required ISO training, it is taking steps toward constructing a regional fire and EMS training facility, and has applied for a federal grant to hire a part-time community risk reduction individual, according to Singer. These items, along with the current communications/911 projects such as a new computer aided dispatch (CAD) system, radios, and emergency 911 communications center, will help the department improve its classification further. The PCFRD Continuous Improvement Plan 2017-2022 is available on the Department’s website http://www.powhatanva.gov/236/Fire-Rescue.

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This lovely Powhatan home features 3 BR, 2.5 BA, and is newly renovated with brand new appliances, countertops, fixtures, paint, and refinished hardwood floors. The eat-in kitchen leads out to a deck, perfect for grilling out or lounging! Large, private backyard. Stunning master BR. Bonus room with a half BA that could be a play room, office, or guest room.

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Patrick Conner 804-402-3070 $55,000

Great opportunity to purchase this building lot. The soil has been tested for a conventional septic system. The lot is 5.10 acres in Powhatan and .10 acres in Cumberland so you could go to either school system. Southside electric is at the street.

Patrick Conner 804-402-3070

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A one-of-a-kind lot perfect to build your dream home. This lot is located at the end of the cul-de-sac in the large lot (10 acre) subdivision, Taurman Park off the scenic Huguenot Trail. You will be sure to maintain your privacy with Fine Creek as the southern property line. This lot features a mix of hardwoods and pines.

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Will you take advantage of all Powhatan County offers this summer? E-mail answers to editor@powhatantoday.com or submit them online. Visit www.powhatantoday.com to see fellow residents’ responses.

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Spring in Powhatan means plenty of things to do By Laura McFarland News Editor

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’m going to throw a statement out there that may or may not be true: Spring is here. If you have stepped outside at all in the last six weeks, you understand why the yo-yo that has been the recent weather pattern has me saying that with a little uncertainty. But, let’s for a moment assume it’s true. When spring hits Powhatan, the local social calendar literally takes off like a rocket. As the one who compiles the newspaper’s community calendar, I can vouch for this. It’s a great time in Powhatan because everyone is so ready to head outside for some entertainment and they all have their own fun and different ways to welcome the arrival of sunshine (hopefully) and a little extra warmth. That’s not unique to Powhatan, of course, but with such a diverse lineup of events in the coming weeks, it is evident the local community is doing its best to give residents and visitors alike a great experience in our county. If you want to celebrate all things nature related, why wait? The annual Powhatan Earth Day Celebration will be held on April 19, starting with a tree planting at the Powhatan Animal Control Office and continuing a few hours later with an entertaining and educational event on the Courthouse Green. Agriculture and all things equine will be front and center at the Celebration of the Horse and Ag Expo on May 5 at Rocky Oak Farm. Both events celebrate the various natural offerings Powhatan has to

offer and include children’s activities, educational displays, and food for sale. If being outdoors and more active with the arrival of spring helps you work up an appetite, there are several upcoming festivals centered around food and drink. The Powhatan Moose Family Center will hold its first Powhatan Seafood Festival on April 21 at its center and offer some tasty seafood treats. Head back on land and grab a plate of pulled beef brisket and fixings at the annual Steer Roast on April 25 at the Powhatan Rescue Squad Field. The Powhatan Rotary Club’s Virginia Hops and Barley will put Virginia micro-brew beers front and center on May 12 at Westchester Commons, and unlimited tastings are back by popular demand. Rounding out the group, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School will hold its annual Beef and Music Festival on May 18 at the school with its barbecue dinner. Food may be the primary focus of these events, but they also include entertainment, games for adults and children, and the chance to shop or participate in raffles and auctions. The weekend of April 28 and 29 will be an extremely busy one for Powhatan with three annual events overlapping each other. Thankfully, because of the overlapping hours, it is possible to get to two or even three of them if you wanted to try a variety of activities. Powhatan’s Festival of Fiber will celebrate and share an appreciation of the many fiber animals, fiber farmers and fiber artisans of the county and surrounding region on April 28 at 3920 Marion Harland Lane. The annual Powhatan Spring Antique Power Show will bring back its mix of antique gas engines and tractor displays, craft vendors,

live entertainment, children’s activities, an auction, a flea market and more on April 28 and 29. A country drive around Powhatan is great, but participating in the annual Free Clinic of Powhatan Bike Tour on April 29 gives riders the chance to see the county at a slower pace so they can better soak in its loveliness. And if you are looking for a bit of a spectacle you are covered with two events in May. The Powhatan County Fair has one more year until it reaches 100, so people are invited to party like it’s 99 on May 18 to 20 at the Powhatan County Fairgrounds with rides, games and shows. The bi-annual Powhatan Bullnanza will return with bull riding, cowgirl barrel racing, kids mutton bustin and more when it is held on May 26 at Rocky Oak Farm. Powhatan has some recurring events that will allow you to enjoy yourself several times this year. The Westchester Farmers Market (formerly Powhatan Farmers Market) opens for the season on May 3 and continues every Thursday through October. Powhatan Chamber of Commerce’s annual Village Vibe concert series kicked off last week, but there are still four more concerts this summer and fall that will have you out enjoying a night of music with your neighbors, starting with the next concert on May 11 at 3920 Marion Harland Drive. Whether you have lived here most of your life or moved in last week, this is a great time of year for getting out and seeing what Powhatan has to offer. What is even better, most of these events dedicate all or a good portion of the proceeds to local charities and nonprofits that help provide vital services to Powhatan residents, so it’s a win-win for everybody.

L E T T E R S TO T H E E D I TO R Taxpayers bear drunk driving burden Dear Editor, Our police department has improved at catching drunk drivers. The courts are busier than ever. The expense to apprehend, prosecute, rehabilitate, and punish offenders grows exponentially. Who pays for all this? The hardworking, compliant taxpayer. But he can’t keep up! The can’t solve the problem. Bandaids never cure cancer. As the conundrum spins out of control, the state adds more laws, more manpower, more programs. And the red tape mounts. Deficit spending heads for the stratosphere. Unless we as individuals return to God and morality, we are doomed! Powhatan County, the state of Virginia, and the central government cannot make our highways safe from dangerous, drunken drivers. They can only tax and tax and tax until the money fails and a tyrant takes over. Clark Adams Powhatan County

Free Clinic thankful for volunteer efforts Dear Editor, The Free Clinic of Powhatan, in celebration of National Volunteer Week, thanks its many volunteers for countless hours of their valuable time. I don’t know of any organization that can boast of having a better and more compassionate group of folks that devote so many hours caring about their fellow man. Besides their time they give their touch, their hearts and sometimes their tears hearing the hardships many of the Free Clinic’s patients endure. Who is the “typical” volunteer? The Fair Labor Standards Act claims that it

is an individual who performs hours of service for an organization, civic, charitable or humanitarian reasons, without promise, expectation or compensation for services rendered. What are the benefits of volunteering? In the public sector volunteers provide cost-savings and productivity gains to organizational endeavors. They supplement the workforce and volunteers who are trained and experienced providing a ready pool of applicants for employment. It is an effective way to interject public participation into governmental or non-profit operations and decision-making processes. For organizations and charities, volunteering often brings value to the services provided, promotes social harmony and interaction, provides enthusiasm and promotes extra resources and many times much needed skills. Volunteering is also a social entity, bringing together people with common interests encouraging socialization and the development of friendships with peers. Where does the “typical” volunteer? Statistics claim:  Religious (in nature) organizations claim the most volunteers;  This is followed by educational or youth oriented, then social and community organizations, then by hospital and health organizations;  Parents with children under the age of 18 volunteer more than over the age of 18;  Volunteer rates are higher for married people than singles. For all of the above facts and statistics the Free Clinic thanks its many volunteers. The Free Clinic provides all services (medical, dental, mental health, women’s health, case management, specialty physician care, lab services, prescriptions, education) to the Free Clinic’s patients free of charge. The clinic is able to provide these much needed health services to over 1,300 registered patients with the services and talents the volunteers have provided to the clinic. With much appreciation we thank all our volunteers. We must thank our 8460 Times Dispatch Blvd., Mechanicsville, Va 23116 Phone: 804-746-1235 Toll Free: 877-888-0449 Fax: 804-730-0476

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board of directors, who diligently review and guide the principles and actions of the Free Clinic. They are always cognizant in making sure we serve by our mission. There would be no Free Clinic of Powhatan without our trusted, professional volunteer staff of doctors, nurses, a pharmacist, lab techs and our CNAs. We could not function without the dedicated help of our talented and numerous administrative workers and program coordinators. They provide the day-to-day operations of the clinic. They coordinate all volunteers, programs, all dental clinic information and appointments. They are busy admitting patients for their clinical appointments, registering new or recertifying existing patients. They take care of all our paper work (Access Now, prescription services, data input), making new appointments, keeping and updating patients’ records, making phone calls, helping with funding and fundraising, etc. The list goes on and on and I thank each and every one of them for their countless hours at the clinic. Over the last 10 years of operating the Free Clinic volunteers have saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary support. The volunteers at the clinic fall into the “typical” volunteer category, but that is in name only. There is nothing typical about our volunteers. They serve the clinic and the patients with not just their time but with their hearts. They go ‘above and beyond” to make sure each patient is treated with respect, compassion, knowledge and understanding of procedures, medications, their illnesses and treatments. They try to make sure the “whole patient” is treated since there are so many issues that accompany so many of the patients. So during this Week of the Volunteers, I say thank you, thank you to each and every volunteer that has touched the lives of the patients at the Free Clinic. Always remember without you there would be no Free Clinic of Powhatan. Connie Moslow Executive director Free Clinic of Powhatan

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The Powhatan Right (POWR) monthly meeting is held at 6:30 p.m. at the Powhatan County Public Library.

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The 43rd annual Steer Roast and Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 25. The Steer Roast will be held at the Powhatan Rescue Squad Field, 3920 Marion Harland Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. and meals start at 6 p.m. Take-out meal service available at the gate. Pulled beef brisket, sides and beverage catered by PQ’s BBQ; live entertainment by Route 64 Band; charity silent auction, and 50/50 cash drawing raffle. All profits go directly to charities. Save $5 by buying advance tickets for a $20 donation ($25 at the gate). Children 12 and under are free. See any Lion’s Club member or call 804-794-1440. You may also make tax deductible charitable donations to support the Lion’s Club charity event. The Men’s, Ladies’ or Mixed Captain’s Choice Charity Golf Tournament begins at prestigious Mill Quarter Golf Club at noon. Sign-up and information, call 804-513-3878 or 804-690-0177. Individual cost per player is $80. Bring eyeglass and hearing aid donations – see any member – Lions collection bins will be available. Adults with valid photo ID may purchase a “bottomless” beer and wine wrist band for $5 at the event. E-mail for any questions you have to PowhatanLions@gmail.com or visit www.eclubhouse.org.

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a hit and run in the 1800 block of South Creek One.

Sunday, April 8

• A deputy responded to a report of a scam in the 2900 block of Anderson Highway. • A deputy responded to a shoplifting in the 1900 block of Anderson Highway. • A deputy responded to a hit and run of property in the 1800 block of South Creek One.

Monday, April 9

• A deputy responded to a shoplifting in the 1900 block of Anderson Highway. • A deputy responded to a report of an attempted fraud in the 3300 block of Riverglade Road.

Tuesday, April 10

• A deputy responded to a larceny in the 2100 block of Tower Hill Road.

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The goal of the workshop was to identify what current tourism assets Powhatan County has as well as what future possibilities might exist, said Roxanne Lewis Salerno, the county’s new economic development program manager. “We want to showcase that Powhatan has amazing assets to explore and utilize. We also want to work to connect the tourism industry with more local businesses to increase their positive economic impact upon the county at large,” she said. The workshop was a wonderful opportunity for the tourism community of Powhatan to meet each other and find ways to collaborate and promote tourism within the county, Salerno said. The feedback given will be used by county staff as well as the Virginia Tourism Corporation to develop a tourism plan, which the county can consider implementing to further grow the local tourism industry. Sandra Tanner, partnership marketing development specialist with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, led the full day of activities, which were meant to both examine what resources Powhatan has and can immediately build on as well as possible visions for the future. During the different exercises, Tanner encouraged the participants to have a vision but make sure it was grounded in reality. “Think about the stars, but we are not going to go to the board of supervisors and say we want this and you need to fund this,” Tanner said early on in the day, encouraging the participants to also think about ways to fund their ideas. Before the activities, Tanner gave a presentation that focused on tourism’s role in the economy. It is a direct contributor to local economies through revenue generation, helps in job creation and retention, aids with small business development, acts as an engine for industrial development, brings a sense of community pride, brings a higher quality of life, and emphasizes local culture. She also made connections to the 2016 Economic Development Strategic Plan, which identified tourism and agribusiness as a strategy for economic restructuring, and the 2010 Comprehensive Plan, which includes a goal of promoting environmentally sensitive tourism that attracts visitors from outside the county. Tanner talked about the impact tour-

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rate is worth $333,421, and a half cent decrease worth $167,064. Beginning with the revenue neutral tax rate of 88.2, which is where he said he wanted to start to avoid a tax rate increase, Nordvig pointed out it would only take an additional $83,000 in cuts to get down to 88 cents. “I think we can find $83,000 out of

ism has on typically tourism-centered businesses, such as campgrounds, cabins and cottages, breweries, wineries, theater and music venues, and history and heritage sites. But she also pointed to the ancillary businesses that benefit, such as caterers, food and drink distributors, ad agencies, electricians, cleaning services, lawn care, event planners, security companies, and florists. “If economic development is about creating community wealth, then tourism should be considered a very important strategy for every community,” she said later. In Virginia, more than 60 million annual visitors spend an average of $65 million a day in Virginia and employ 230,000 people, Tanner said. In Powhatan County, visitors spent

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Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office, talks about how parts of Powhatan have been developed into attractive places to film. Left is Sandra Tanner, who led the day-long workshop on developing tourism in Powhatan County.

$9.3 million in 2016, generating $196,000 in local taxes annually and $334,000 in state taxes, she said. Tourism also supported 96 jobs. Throughout the day, Tanner had the participants do several exercises, including sharing up to three wishes they had for Powhatan County, reviewing what current and potential assets the county has that could build tourism, listing some of the infrastructure gaps and red flags that might prevent tourism growth, envisioning the community a decade down the road and what might have developed, and even planning actual itineraries based on what is available in Powhatan now. The workshop also had a special visitor with Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office, who talked about Powhatan’s growing role in the state’s film industry. He talked about the State Farm property in particular and how the state developed the historical set there that became a major asset for attracting film crews to the state.

and what residents want to create here. “It seemed like most folks are in agreement that Powhatan is growing and we would like to be a part of the changes,” she said. “The group highlighted goals, ideas, red flags (that) may hinder our progress, and infrastructure changes we need to promote tourism in our county and keep businesses shopping local.” Michele Ward, owner of Sweet Shop Donuts Café, said she attended the workshop to understand and promote tourism that will support local businesses. “I envision local businesses and government working together to have a productive county,” she said. Tanner said the ideas generated by the participants at the workshop will be worked into a plan developed by staff in her office to present to the county. After working with county staff on the plan, they hope to bring it back to the participants in another workshop in the fall to get input on what they developed.

tens of millions. And I think it is important for this board to continue to have incentive to look for other avenues of revenues besides our neighbors’ pockets,” Nordvig said. Of note was the fact that for the rest of the discussion until the board took the vote about advertising the tax rate, the amount that would need to be cut was always referred to as $83,000. It was only after the vote for the advertised tax rate was taken and as the supervisors

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“I wanted to create physical assets that would take the place of writing a check for giving tax credits,” he said. Edmunds also touched on other sites being potential filming locations. People who are interested in having a property become a filming location can make it known through a database on www.filmvirginia.org. The entries are reviewed to pick the best potential assets to present for people looking for a variety of film sites – “we want ruins as well as mansions.” Margo Ickes, co-owner of DRP Collision, said she attended the workshop with her husband because as business owners and local residents, they want to be part of the growth and future of the county. She hoped the event would help them gain insight into what is here in Powhatan

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have to rely on outside agency assistance. We still have to rely on outside agency assistance but the bulk of our examinations we can do in-house,” Schwartz said. “Previously if we got a cell phone from a suspect on a homicide, robbery or any type of crime, we would have to rely on an outside agency to forensically examine that device to give us a report for that device.” Schwartz pointed out that in addition to the new skill set he brought back to the department, one of the biggest boons of his attending the course was that the sheriff’s office received equipment that, when combined with the training, is valued at about $40,000. However, it didn’t cost the sheriff’s office a dime except for his salary while he was attending the training. The National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI) is a federally funded training center run by the United States Secret Service’s Criminal Investigative Division and the Alabama Office of Prosecution Services. It is dedicated to instructing state and local officials in digital evidence and cyber crime investigations. Schwartz was sponsored to attend the course by the Richmond Field Office for the United State Secret Service, which covered his airfare, room and board for a month, per diem, equipment, and training. The equipment Schwartz was able to bring back to the sheriff’s office would have cost upwards of $25,000 or more, he added. “The first week I was back I was utilizing the equipment and training I received on Powhatan cases,” he said. Sheriff Brad Nunnally said he saw only benefits for his office with Schwartz having this certification. He likes his deputies to attend advanced training that helps his office become more self-sufficient, and therefore more efficient. “While we have enjoyed a lot of support from outside agencies, just by the nature of not being in that agency, we may not be a priority. If they have work they need to get done, we may get put on the backburner. Whereas here, we are able to make it a priority,” he said. It has the added benefit that instead of getting a huge data dump, Schwartz can pinpoint information so deputies aren’t sifting through a great deal of unrelated material. Nunnally said that when Schwartz approached him about the training, he realized it involved getting training for free that would normally cost thousands of dollars if they did it in the private sector. “We are striving to get to the level of self sufficiency you don’t see until you get to those 400 and 500-person agencies. We are finding ways to do it economically and without having to put a train on our already strained county budget,” Nunnally said.

were discussing what budget amount the county would advertise that Williams pointed out the budget would actually have to be cut by $167,064. During the tax rate discussion, Nordvig said that since the board of supervisors had not “really done a great job of us aggressively bringing in commercial revenue” he thought it was a good idea that the board should “have to feel the pinch a little bit, tighten our belts.” Williams clarified with Charla Schubert, director of finance, that the 88.5 cent tax rate wouldn’t have to be advertised as a tax increase because it was a small enough difference that it wasn’t required. However, it was still technically an increase. Nordvig argued the supervisors had campaigned on the promise of lower taxes and that whether it tripped a metric set by the state or not, it was asking residents to pay more money. Williams said that when the board increased the tax rate to 90 cents two years ago, they committed to work to bring the tax rate down over the next few years, and they started last year with the 1.5 cent decrease. Going down another half cent would be an “incremental step to get back to where we came from a couple of years ago when we had that increase.” “So, I think it is keeping with our commitment. What we said was we wanted to reduce it over the next years to get back where it was, and I think what Mr. Nordvig has proposed is in keeping with what we said,” Williams said. Melton pointed out that because of both increases and decreases in recent years, the board has had no effective tax rate increase in recent years by going to 88.5 cents last year and was able to accomplish a great deal of pay-as-you-go projects in the meantime. He supported advertising an 88.5 cent tax rate and then the public could come and give input on if they thought there should be cuts. Prior to Nordvig’s motion, the board had no discussion about “cutting $83,000” and where it could

come from, he said. “I am willing, but I need to understand where the monies are coming from,” Melton said. During the discussion, it seemed like the board was going to start the work then to find where in the budget they would want to cut $83,000 (again, the $167,064 had not been pointed out yet). Williams said he would not be supporting the creation of two part-time receptionist positions in county administration because he does not feel they are necessary yet. This would cut $26,869 from the budget. The supervisors also had brief discussions about a new position that would handle the county’s GIS, CAD and LMR systems and creating a new position in human resources. Ultimately they decided to have the county staff decide where cuts could be made using input from the supervisors. The advertised tax rate was then voted on and the brief discussion on the budget amount to advertise raised the question of the $167,064 in cuts. The board was likely to discuss the cuts that were decided on at its next budget meeting on Monday, April 16, which occurred after this edition went to print. While it was not discussed in the meeting, it is likely the Powhatan County School Board’s budget will be impacted by the cuts since the amount of transfers are based on a percentage of net total taxes. Since the advertised real estate tax rate on which the budget would be built had already been decided on, the board then voted unanimously to advertise the budget at the amount it would be if based on an 88 cent tax rate. The total proposed advertised budget is $109,530,098 - less transfers is $82,117,580 - an increase of $1,604,657 from FY18. The board also went through the fiveyear capital improvement projects list deciding which ones would stay on the list and which ones would be removed. Laura McFarland may be reached at Lmcfarland@powhatantoday.com.


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County issues releases addressing safety of roads near new businesses By Laura McFarland News Editor

POWHATAN- Powhatan County staff has sought to correct the record on what they saw as erroneous and misleading information being spread about roads in the county by releasing safety reviews of two recent projects. During the board of supervisors’ budget workshop on Monday, April 9, county administrator Ted Voorhees released two transportation reviews done by Andrew Pompei, interim planning director. The two reviews address the access management standards in regard to the new CVS at the corner of Dorset Road and Anderson Highway and the Stoneridge development being built at the corner of Luck Stone Road and Anderson Highway. The documents especially focus on the entrances into the two developments. “There have been a few citizens raising some questions about the safety of the turn lanes and site access at the CVS project and Stoneridge, so I asked staff to prepare a short memo and talk about the approval process,” Voorhees said. “To our best understanding as well as VDOT’s, there are no safety issues there that would require us to spend any public dollars.” The reviews were about the process used to approve the plans, Voorhees said in a separate interview. The projects were inspected during construction and are substantially compliant with the approved plans. “The engineers at the Virginia Department of Transportation are the primary safety authority for Virginia’s highways. They have deemed these projects safe,” he said. “Furthermore, I have been overseeing roadway and commercial entrance construction review agencies for more than two decades. I see nothing to substantiate the claims of insufficiency.” Both full documents can be viewed on the county’s website, http://www.powhatanva.gov/ under the “News Flash” tab. The report on the CVS project addressed a few points that have been the

subject of contentious debate in recent weeks:  Access standards: VDOT requires entrance spacing of at least 495 feet along a principal arterial road (U.S. Route 60), but Powhatan County has more stringent standards, requiring a minimum spacing of 625 feet between entrances. VDOT approved an exception to the spacing requirements, provided the westernmost entrance (in front of CVS) was right-in only, and a concrete island had to be installed at the easternmost entrance to prevent left turns leaving the site. With the approved exception from VDOT, the westernmost entrance is 406 feet from Dorset Road. The two site entrances are 468 feet apart. Additionally, VDOT would require that a full-access entrance on Dorset Road be at least 445 feet from Route 60, while Powhatan County requires a fullaccess entrance on Dorset Road to be at least 625 feet from Route 60. The fullaccess entrance on Dorset Road is approximately 475 feet from Route 60. Right-turn lanes were constructed at both entrances to the internal road network, and there is a left-turn lane from westbound U.S. Route 60 into the easternmost entrance. The developer submitted a traffic analysis to VDOT (dated Nov. 11, 2016), which included a turn lane warrant analysis and crash analysis. The study looked at all entrances from Route 60 and Dorset Road. Based on current traffic volumes and traffic projections, the analysis submitted indicates that turn lanes along Dorset Road are not warranted.  Off-site improvements: There is no express or implied authority in the enabling legislation allowing a locality to require off-site road improvements as a condition of subdivision plat or site plan approval. CVS and surrounding commercial development are permitted byright with the current zoning [General Commercial (C) and Residential – Commercial (R-C)], and there are no proffered conditions associated with the site. Based on this, Powhatan County could see SAFETY, pg. 10 

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Contributed Report Powhatan County Public Library offers a free movie in the large conference room at 11 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. All from the community are welcome to attend; however, please note each movie's rating. Some material may be inappropriate for children. Join us for a film based on the New York Times bestseller by W. Bruce Cameron. Travel through a reincarnated dog’s life as he discovers the purpose he serves in the lives of his owners.

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February 2017, Luck Stone Road was a private, dead-end road that had not been accepted into the state secondary system (although a connection to Carter Gallier Boulevard was planned). The roadway is unclassified on the Major Thoroughfare Plan, which is part of the Comprehensive Plan.  Access standards for private roads: There are no county standards for turn lanes along private or local roads, but the project would have to adhere to standards set forth by VDOT. Based on the information provided in the site plan, the current level of development does not trigger a need for turn lanes. Future development along Stoneridge Commerce Drive (the private access drive) may require the construction of turn lanes, depending upon the results of trip generation analyses completed in conjunction with the site plan review process for future projects. For local roads with a speed limit less than 45 miles per hour, Powhatan County requires that driveways be at least 200 feet from intersection corners, depending upon the design speed. The southern rightin/right-out entrance is approximately 335 feet from U.S. Route 60, and there is 230 feet between the southern right-in/right-out entrance and the northern full-access entrance. Greater spacing distances are required for local roads with higher speed limits and for higher-classification roadways. In a separate interview, District 1 supervisor David Williams, who first raised an alarm about the

projects at a meeting on Feb. 26, said he finds the reviews faulty. In regard to CVS, Williams said VDOT is required to use the most stringent standards, which it didn’t do, and on top of that gave the developer a waiver to those lesser standards. County staff should have used Powhatan’s standards, and then there should have been discussion about whether the county wanted to waive those standards, not VDOTs, he maintained. With the Stoneridge project, the key problem is in the way the project was done, Williams said. Powhatan County classifies Luck Stone Road as a local road, but since it acts as the entrance to the quarry, Walmart, and the future Stoneridge development and it will also be connecting to Carter Gallier Road, that road classification isn’t sufficient, he said. “You’ve got double turn lanes off of Route 60 going into the Luck Stone Road, which my staff says is a local road. How does that happen? The classification of the road determines your entrance spacing for your access management,” he said. The local road standard has a lesser spacing requirement than a collector road or a higher road than that, a minor arterial, Williams said. “So, when they say that it meets the spacing requirement for a local road, yes it does, but it is not a local road, it is a collector road, which has a 440-foot spacing requirement,” he said. The developers should have been required to

show the entire development plan and be able to provide a thoroughfare plan that met not only the existing background traffic but the trip generation from the whole development that is being phased in, Williams maintained. The county should be approving projects using its own more stringent standards, he reiterated. “That is the reason we developed access management standards that were more stringent than VDOTs, because we wanted to preserve the functionality of the roads and preserve public safety of the roads in Powhatan County for as long as long as possible – not just today, not just tomorrow, but five or 10 years going out to the future,” he said. After releasing the two reviews to the public, Voorhees said in a separate interview that the county is working with VDOT to clarify and document review and approval processes to minimize future concerns of this nature. However, as to CVS and Stoneridge, nothing further is warranted. “I believe staff addressed these projects consistent with past practices. As stated above, there is room for improvement, including better documentation and clarity of roles between Powhatan County and VDOT staff,” Voorhees said. “Having said that, all parties worked to approve these projects in alignment with appropriate standards to protect public safety while balancing the property rights of the landowners.”

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Powhatan’s Nailah Chambers (21) advances on the goal after a Patrick Henry foul on April 12 at Powhatan High School. Chambers scored two goals for the Indians in the 16-7 loss to the Patriots.

Powhatan girls lacrosse grabs two district wins By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

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owhatan’s girls lacrosse team never took the lead from the Patrick Henry Patriots on April 11, but the Indians made the Patriots work for every single goal. Despite several surges from the Indians offense, and forcing a tied score twice, Powhatan fell to Patrick Henry

16-7 at Powhatan High School. “I was so proud of how the girls played today,” head coach Laura Camp said. “They have improved one-hundred fold. We’re so proud of how the girls are playing and how they’ve come together as a team.” Patrick Henry jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before Nailah Chambers scored nine minutes into the game to make it 2-1. After another Patriots goal, the Indi-

ans scored twice, with Chambers scoring her second along with Hailey Camp adding her name to the score sheet to tie the game at 3-3. The Patriots answered with a goal, but Reagan Thomas netted one to tie the game at 4-4. Patrick Henry then went on a threegoal run to make it 7-4 before Michaela Taylor stopped the streak with a goal to make it 7-5.

The Patriots ended the half on a threegoal run again to open the game up to 10-5 at halftime. In the second half, Ashley Van Buskirk and Thomas scored back-to-back goals to make it an 11-7 game and push the Indians toward making a comeback. “They played with a lot of heart,” Camp said. “I feel like we had possession see INDIANS, pg. 3B

Palmore, Somerville spark offense, but Indians fall short By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

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Powhatan’s Corey Palmore scored six goals against Patrick Henry and was a driving force behind the Indians offense in the 16-12 loss.

nce a fire gets going, it is difficult to put it out. But, getting the fire to start is the tricky part. The Powhatan Indians boys lacrosse team caught fire in the second, third, and fourth quarters of the game against the Patrick Henry Patriots on April 11 at Powhatan High School. But, a 6-0 lead built by the Patriots in the first quarter was too much for the Indians to overcome in a 16-12 final. “We have a talented team, but we make silly mistakes that keep hurting us,” Indians head coach Joe Niles said. “I

don’t think a team has really beaten us this year as much as we’ve beaten ourselves. We’re still young and working through some things. But, overall not a terrible effort and I’m not completely upset by the performance.” The Patriots stood on their 6-0 lead after the first quarter until Carter Massengill ended the scoring drought for the Indians to open the second. Patrick Henry responded with another goal to make it 7-1, prior to the Indians getting multiple chances on net during a five-on-five opportunity. Those chances led to Corey Palmore to score the first of his six goals on the see LACROSSE, pg. 4B

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(L to R): Powhatan’s Trenton Tiller, Tommy Preston, Brooke Dippold, Gatlin Snyder and Nick Rini made their college commitments official on April 11 at Powhatan High School. Tiller, Preston and Rini will play baseball at Hampden-Sydney, Lynchburg and Lackawana, respectively, while Dippold will run cross country at Longwood and Snyder will compete in field hockey at Randolph-Macon.

Eight Powhatan athletes make commitments By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

Eight Powhatan athletes made their college athletic ambitions official on two separate days at Powhatan High School. First, three Indians football players signed their college commitments on April 10. Gabe Satterwhite signed his National Letter of Intent to Old Dominion University. “It’s a big relief,” Satterwhite said of his signing. Old Dominion plays in the Football Championship Series of Division-I NCAA football and is one of the newest programs in the state. The Monarchs began playing football in 2007 and are members of Conference USA. Satterwhite said the success that the Monarchs have had in their existence was one thing that drew him to the school. “They’re a really good football program,” he said. “They’re young, so there’s a lot to learn there. They’re on track to be very successful. I thought that if I went there, I’d have a good chance to be a champion.” Satterwhite is a dualthreat, having performed for the Indians on both offense and defense. Satterwhite participated in the Big River Rivalry game at Randolph-Macon following the 2017 season at the wide receiver position. Satterwhite said he hopes to study to become a physician’s assistant while he’s at ODU. He said that he’ll always remember the bonds that he made with his friends and teammates at Powhatan. “Just the family bonding I made,” he said. “(I’ll remember) the brothers that I’ll always have (from the football team.)” Ben Nowacki and Noah Dowdy, the other two football players to sign along with Satterwhite, both committed to HampdenSydney College. “It’s awesome,” Nowacki said. “It’s something you see on TV when you’re little and you want to be like the guys doing it on TV. Now that the day is

here, I’m happy to do it. There’s no other feeling to describe it.” Nowacki said that he took several visits to different colleges and that he hadn’t really considered Hampden-Sydney as an option for him before his cousin suggested checking out the Tigers. But, once he arrived on campus, that mindset was completely reversed. “I went for a game and it was a done deal from there,” he said. “It felt like home. They really welcomed you and made you feel wanted there.” He chose HampdenSydney over schools like Ferrum, Shenandoah and Bridgewater. “Hampden-Sydney’s football program and the way they run it…they’re one of the top programs in the state,” Nowacki said. “It was really their coaches and the way they ran things. The tempo was insane. It’s a lot quicker than high school ball.” Similar to both Satterwhite and Dowdy, Nowacki performed well on both offense and defense for the Indians at running back and linebacker. Nowacki said that where he’s going to play in college is still up in the air. “We’re talking about what side of the ball they want me on,” he said. “They’re talking about an H-back or slot receiver type role or a strong safety. Between the two, I’m OK with either. Wherever they want me, I’ll do my best.” Nowacki said that he wants to study Business or Economics. When he remembers Powhatan, Nowacki said that he’ll remember the team camaraderie. “We really came together as a group,” he said. “It was something crazy. I made some relationships and friends that’ll last forever.” Dowdy only spent one year at Powhatan after playing at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot in his previous high school seasons. Dowdy was the starting quarterback for the Indians this season and played on defense as well. He played

several different positions, including quarterback, while at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot. He said it was a long process to end up as a Tiger and it was a relief to sign with his teammates. “I’m glad to get it over with an excited for the next four years,” he said. Dowdy said that Hampden-Sydney represented a welcoming, friendly and family-like atmosphere that he likened to the community in Powhatan. Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon were Dowdy’s top two schools. “It was cool to have different schools come and see me,” he said. “But, in terms of going over the top football-wise, HampdenSydney wanted me to play safety, which was a big thing for me. I like playing on the other side of the ball than I usually have been playing. It just felt like home to me, really. I knew that’s where I wanted to go the whole time.” Indians football coach Jim Woodson said that he was extremely proud to see three of his seniors continue to play at the next level. “All three are great, outstanding young men and great ballplayers,” he said. “I’m really happy they get to play college football and get a great education, which is of the utmost importance. It’s awesome for our school and the community.” On April 11, five more Powhatan athletes signed on the dotted line for where they’ll spend their next four years. Powhatan baseball players Tommy Preston, Trenton Tiller and Nick Rini committed to Lynchburg, Hampden-Sydney and Lackawana, respectively. Indians cross country and track athlete Brooke Dippold will run at Longwood and Gatlin Snyder will play field hockey at Randolph-Macon. Preston said that he was really excited to start the next chapter of his life and that playing summer ball was a big reason why he ended up at Lynchburg. “(Lynchburg) started calling me,” he said. “They

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(L to R): Powhatan’s Gabe Satterwhite signed his Letter of Intent with Old Dominion University, while Ben Nowacki and Noah Dowdy will each play at Hampden-Sydney College. The three football players were joined by coach Mike Mangiaracina and head football coach Jim Woodson.

told me to come up to the campus. I really fell in love with the campus and the coaches. The education, the opportunity, the resources...it was a great opportunity and it all came together.” Preston said that he had a few other schools in mind, but they couldn’t compare to Lynchburg. He said that he plans to study nursing in college. Tiller said that Hampden-Sydney fit his preference of going to a smallersized college. “Hampden-Sydney came up, I went on a few visits, and thought ‘this is the one,’” he said. “It was small, not much difference from Powhatan, really. The coaches are great and the campus is beautiful.” Tiller chose the Tigers over Randolph-Macon. He said he plans to study Business. As the Hornets and Tigers are both members of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), Tiller and Preston will go from teammates to opponents in college. Rini said that playing at Lackawana fulfills a goal he has had since was a kid. “It feels great,” he said. “It’s what I’ve been working toward.” Lackawana College is located in Pennsylvania and is a member of Region XIX of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

“I heard it was a really good school,” Rini said. “They develop players really well and I want to get to the next level, D-1, so it was a good choice in that regard. The coach is amazing and they work really hard.” Rini said that he’ll adjust well to the city-campus of Lackawana from Powhatan as he moved to the county from Pittsburgh. “Everyone (in Powhatan) is really supportive; it’s like a family here,” Rini said of what he’ll remember most of his time in Powhatan. He said he hopes to study Business with the hopes of opening his own baseball facility. For Dippold, she said that she never thought she’d have the chance to run in college and that it’s a “blessing” that it happened. “I was running at the Fred Hardy Invitational and Coach (Paul) Smartschan said that Coach (Daniel) Wooten from Longwood was there and was interested in me running there. Within a month, I was committed.” Wooten is now the interim head coach for the Lancers as Catherine Hanson resigned from the cross country head coaching position on April 13. Hanson was the coach of both the men’s and women’s teams for the past 11 years.

Dippold said that Longwood’s size and the people there made it very appealing. “It was really small and everyone there was very caring,” she said. “It was like a family. All the girls got along and were excited to do things together. That was great.” Dippold plans to study Mathematics in college. She said she’ll remember a lot about Powhatan, from the friends she made to the long runs during practices. For Snyder, she said it was a “surreal” feeling to sign with Randolph-Macon. “We did all this work, as a team, me and my coach and it paid off,” she said. “It shows that hard work and dedication do matter.” Snyder went to a playday in her junior year with the Yellow Jackets and said she “fell in love” with the coach and the team. “I fell in love with it immediately,” she said. “It was a great fit, for both of us.” As she was head-overheels for Randolph-Macon, it was the only school that she applied to, despite having other offers from other schools. Snyder said she’s going to study Chemistry with a focus in Forensic Science. The Yellow Jackets went 6-13 last season and 2-5 in the ODAC.


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Powhatan Little League holds Opening Ceremonies

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Powhatan Little League kicked off its 2018 spring season with their annual Opening Ceremonies at Fighting Creek Park on April 14. Left: Players from Powhatan Little League had the opportunity to meet Nutzy, the mascot for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Right: Cub and Boy Scouts from Pack and Troop 1823 of Powhatan presented the colors during the Opening Ceremonies.

Indians boys soccer battle with Black Knights in 1-0 loss Sports Editor

Powhatan’s boys soccer team has seen the best of what the Jefferson District has to offer early in the season. Most recently, the Indians faced Charlottesville, which qualified for the Class 4 state championship last season and were state runner-up. The Black Knights scored in the 6th minute of play and that was all they needed in a 1-0 final on April 12. “We don’t lack heart, that’s for sure,” head coach Tim Cristian said. “I’m proud to coach this team. They just never give up. It’s been a bumpy road with the best teams we’ve been facing first. But, we’re getting better, there’s no doubt.”

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of the ball a lot. Their passes were connecting and they were working together.” But, Patrick Henry scored five goals in a row to extinguish the Indians momentum and end any chance of a Powhatan rally. The loss was the only one of a three-game stretch for Powhatan. On April 10, the Indians defeated Fluvanna 173. Hailey Camp scored four goals and had three

But, it wasn’t for lack of chances that Powhatan had. The Indians pressed hard against the Black Knights defense throughout the game, producing quality chances throughout the final 74 minutes. Scott Harrelson came close several times throughout the game, most notably in the 8th and 21st minutes of play, but the Black Knights defense repelled those attacks. The Indians earned a corner in the 16th and 35th minutes, but both were turned away without a goal, despite shots on net after both set pieces. Powhatan’s defense also played level with the Black Knights defense, as they shut down multiple attempts by the Black Knights to pad their lead. In the 14th minute,

Charlottesville had a corner kick which resulted in a shot going off the bottom of the crossbar, but not crossing the goal line. In the 22nd minute came another volley from the Black Knights after a corner, but the Indians defense held. The biggest chance for Charlottesville game in the 29th minute, when it was awarded a penalty kick. But, the Black Knights missed the attempt wide left. “Our goalkeeper made some huge saves,” Cristian said. Cristian said that as his team continues to improve, he is figuring out some things about his team as well. “I got guys who haven’t played a lot come in and I didn’t take a kid off the field in because of how

assists to lead the Indians. Chambers, Van Buskirk and Thomas each recorded hat tricks against the Flucos. Madeline Cecil scored two goals, while Jade Dowdy and Anna Grace Causey each added one goal. “The girls played amazing,” Laura Camp said. “They’re really taking what they learn in practice and executing it in the games. Our chemistry was amazing. Their teamwork was great. It shows how far we’ve come in our short little season so far.” On April 13, the Indi-

ans made it two-for-two in the Jefferson District on the week with an 11-8 win over Charlottesville. “We’re just really excited for what’s to come,” Camp said. “Other teams aren’t expecting us to be as good as we are right now.” Camp said that offensive shot placement, shooting strategy and defensive pressure on the ball were things to work on for her team. The Indians were scheduled to travel to Thomas Dale on April 16 and faced Matoaca on April 17.

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Left: Blessed Sacrament Huguenot’s Chris Gupton (11) scores the winning run for the Knights in the 12-2 win over Amelia Academy on April 12. Right: Powhatan’s Madeline Peloke was 3 for 3 with two runs and 5 RBIs for the Indians in their 18-0 win over Charlottesville on April 12.

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Blessed Sacrament Huguenot’s baseball team is on a bit of a roll. The Knights won two games in a row, with wins over Cumberland on April 11 and a 12-2 win over Amelia Academy on April 12. “The kids did a really

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fourth before the flood gates opened in the bottom of the fifth. Blessed Sacrament Huguenot was able to take advantage of miscues by the Amelia Academy defense and solid hitting by the Knights. “We want our offense to be able to score in a lot of different ways,” he said. “Whether it’s executing a suicide-squeeze to get a guy in, maybe steal some bases…we want to have a number of ways to score runs. I’m really proud how they’re playing.” Owen Long was 3 for 3 with 4 RBIs for the Knights, while Noa Hasty was 2 for 3 with an RBI. In the win over the Dukes the day prior to the Amelia Academy game, the Knights trailed Cumberland in the sixth inning. However, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot was able to rally and won 11-6. That game showed Poore a lot in terms of how the team has been coming together this season. “Earlier in the year, we didn’t show a lot of coming back,” he said. “Yesterday, we fought back and got a win. That was good to see. We’re coming along and getting better and better.” As the Knights continue to improve, Poore hopes to see their approach at the plate continue to become

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better as well. “The big thing is the approach at the plate and situational hitting,” he said. “If we have a guy on third, hit it to the right side with less than two outs or a fly ball to get the guy in from third. Our pitchers just need to keep throwing strikes. If we can catch the ball and throw strikes, we’ll be doing OK and we’ll surprise some folks.” Over at Powhatan, the Indians baseball team grabbed two district wins. On April 10, the Indians won on the road at Western Albemarle in a 3-0 final. Trenton Tiller pitched a complete game and allowed just two hits. Brad Painter was 1 for 3 and Jacob Biel was 1 for 1, each with an RBI for the Indians. On April 14, Powhatan rolled past Charlottesville in a 16-0 final. Logan Amiss got the Indians scoring going with a two-run home run which hit the scoreboard at the baseball field. Amiss was 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs for the Indians, while Brandon Eike was 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs. Powhatan amassed 14 hits against the Black Knights, while Charlottesville had just one in the five-inning game.

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day to make it 7-2. Palmore scored about 22 seconds later to make it 7-3 and got the Indians offense going. “He sets the pace for the team,” Niles said of Palmore. “He’s a leader for the team. He’s our spark plug.” Robbie Williams just missed a chance to make it 7-4 with 1:45 left in the half. Patrick Henry scored just before the horn sounded for halftime to send the game to the break with an 8-3 score. The Patriots opened with a goal in the third quarter to make it 9-3 before Palmore scored backto-back goals to reel Patrick Henry back in at a 9-5 score. The Patriots responded with three goals in a row before Jared Somerville scored to break that streak, making it 12-6 at the time.

and 5 RBIs as the Indians rolled past Charlottesville 18-0 on April 12. Taylor Dickerson was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs, Katlyn Mayo was 2 for 4, Teri Jackson was 3 for 3 and Mason Basdikis was 3 for 5 with 2 RBis in the win. The Indians racked up 18 hits against the Black Knights. Peloke also went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs in Powhatan’s 11-0 win over Western Albemarle on April 10. Mayo was 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Peloke and Basdikis combined for a shutout and no-hitter.

GIRLS TENNIS

On April 12, Powhatan’s boys tennis team hosted Charlottesville and won 7-2. Austin Washburn and Connor Lindhjem each won their singles matches 8-6, while Ben Wojcicki won 9-7. Ryan Steinruck and Michael Washburn each won 8-1. Wojcicki and Steinruck won in doubles 8-5 and Lindhjem and Michael Washburn won their doubles match as well. On April 9, Powhatan’s boys tennis team defeated Fluvanna 9-0, then fell 9-0 to Western Albemarle on April 10.

TRACK

BOYS TENNIS

Powhatan’s outdoor track team got its first taste of action on April 11 at Fluvanna in a meet against Fluvanna, Orange and Louisa. Lindsey Fanz won 400 meter dash with a 1:01.38. She also won the 1600 meters with a 5:29.26. Alexis Atkinson won the 800 meters with a 2:51.47. Gabby Dintino won the 300 meter hurdles with a 55.65. Norman Watson won the 200 meters with a 24.75. He also won the long jump with a leap of 20-feet, 8 ¼ inches. John Cavedo won the 1600 meters with a 5:20.73. Blake McCoy won the discus with a 120-foot, one-inch throw.

Patrick Henry scored three of the next four goals to make it 15-7, with a Somerville goal in there for the Indians, before Powhatan put serious pressure on the Patriots as the game wound down. Chris Medina started the run with 6:20 remaining in the game to make it 15-8. Somerville scored soon after and Ethan Niles scored just 10 seconds after Somerville to make it a very quick three-goal swing. Eight seconds after the Niles goal, Palmore scored to make it 15-11. Palmore’s sixth came with 1:05 left in the game to make it 15-12. That was as close as the Indians would get, however, as Patrick Henry scored one final goal and time ran out with the final at 16-12. On April 10, the Indians defeated Fluvanna 19-7 for the team’s first win of the season.

“It was an important win for us,” Niles said. “It was a good game against Fluvanna. We came out on the good side of things.” Ethan Niles and Somerville led the Indians with four goals each against the Flucos, while Palmore, Williams and Chase Mahaney each scored three goals. Jacob Taylor and Medina rounded out the scoring with one goal apiece. On April 13, Powhatan fell to Charlottesville 148. Niles said he’d like to see more consistency of effort on the field from his squad. “I think we have ebbs and flows,” he said. “A young team will go through that. A lot of times, we’re on a high and we’re flying around like we were later (against Patrick Henry.) That’s how you need to play this game all the time.”

Powhatan’s girls tennis team grabbed a win on April 12 against Charlottesville in an 8-1 final. Kayli Shenk won her singles match 8-0, Emmy Melchert won her match 8-1 and Ali Anderson won 8-2. McKenna Adams won 8-1 and Kat Kim won 8-0. Shenk and Adams won their doubles match 8-0, Melchert and Anderson won 8-2 and Kim and Haley Balzer won 8-3. On April 13, the Indians fell to Hanover 9-0. On April 10, the Indians fell to Western Albemarle 8-1. On April 9, Powhatan defeated Fluvanna in a 6-3 final. The match took over four hours to play.

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