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Vol. XXXI No. 45

May 16, 2018

Supervisors dive back into comprehensive plan review

Sticking it to cancer

By Laura McFarland News Editor

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Andrew Pompei, the county’s new planning director, led the board through its latest workshop on the comprehensive plan on May 10. He first explained changes staff had made to the chapters the board had already news p based on their feedback. He then took the board into its first group discussion about the future land use map, which was the focus of the majority of the supervisors’ dialogue. In response to the board’s direction about generating a proposal for nodal development, Pompei said the planning commission held a workshop and “did not feel comfortable changing their recommended countywide land use plan, so it remained as is.” “The planning commission spent more than a year looking at the 2010 map and making their tweaks. They felt they spent a lot of time and put a lot of thought into it,” Pompei said. “They looked at existing land uses within those … areas. They looked at a study prepared by Timmons. So they felt that they had a well thought out plan.” Pompei added that the planning commission mentioned they had nodal development of a different type. If you look at the land use map of the entire county, they felt there are there are three large nodes, which are the growth areas at 711 village, Route 60 east and the courthouse area. County staff created maps that tried to mesh the planning commission’s recommendations with the board’s directive for nodal development. All of the

OWHATAN – The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors dove back into discussions last week on the 2017 Long-Range Comprehensive Plan that is meant to help shape how the county develops going forward. The board held a special workshop on Thursday, May 10, the first in several weeks specifically addressing the proposed update to the 2010 comprehensive plan that the planning commission presented to the board last fall. In early 2018, the supervisors held a series of workshops to evaluate the Powhatan County Planning Commission’s recommended draft, reviewing Chapters 1 through 7 and 10 to 11 and offering suggested changes. Chapter 8, which looks at Land Use and Community Character, and Chapter 9, Transportation, were not reviewed at these workshops. Chapter 8 includes recommendations for where growth should occur, how dense that growth should be, and where there are important natural resources that should be protected. One of the key elements of the chapter is the Countywide Future Land Use Map. During the board’s meeting on Feb. 26, the supervisors made a motion directing the planning commission and Department of Community Development to generate a proposal for nodal development along U.S. Route 60. This type of development provides a mix of residential, commercial, and service opportunities in a compact area, often locating the nodes at existing intersections or community centers.

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As part of Pocahontas Elementary School’s 11th Annual Mini-Relay for Life, students had the opportunity to participate in the school’s Stick it to Cancer fundraiser. For $1, students could purchase a strip of duct tape to use to stick principal Tom Sulzer to the wall. Students raised about $450 with this particular fundraiser. Overall, the school’s Mini-Relay has raised more than $1,600 for American Cancer Society towards the fight against cancer.

Interest low in primary election By Laura McFarland

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POWHATAN – Absentee voting for the upcoming statewide dual congressional primary election has been almost nonexistent in Powhatan County so far and expected voter turnout numbers are still a mystery, according to the di-

rector of elections. Powhatan only had 11 people cast absentee ballots as of Monday, May 14 using absentee voting and with no recent similar election to compare it to, Karen Alexander, director of elections, said she could not begin to guess how many people will turn out to vote on Tuesday, June 12.

In one race in the election, Abigail A. Spanberger and Daniel K. Ward are both seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the United States House of Representatives for the 7th Congressional District. In the other race, Corey Stewart, Nick J. Freitas and E.W. Jackson

Second man pleads guilty in cock fighting case By Laura McFarland News Editor

POWHATAN – The second of two men charged in fall 2017 with raising more than 300 chickens for cock fighting at a property in Powhatan County recently pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal. Juan Jose Benitez, 41, of Powhatan pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor aiding and abetting animal fighting and one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty on April 26 in Powhatan County Circuit Court. Circuit Court Judge Paul W. Cella accepted the plea worked out by defense attorney Paul Fantl and Michelle Welch, senior assistant attorney general, who was the spe-



cial prosecutor on the case. Benitez was sentenced to 12 months in jail for each charge to run concurrently but Cella suspended all 24 months for five years, according to court records. The defendant was also ordered to pay $3,473 in restitution. Benitez served 50 days of active incarceration while awaiting trial and will also be banned from owning or pos-

sessing animals for five years. Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office issued a release last week about the successful prosecution of Benitez and Isaias Andrade Andiola, 40, of Powhatan. Andiola pleaded guilty to five felony counts of possessing, selling or training animals for the purpose of fighting and five misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty on Feb. 9. He

was sentenced to five years for each felony charge with four and a half years suspended on each for 10 years. Cella, who was also the judge in that case, allowed Andiola to serve the remaining six months on each charge concurrently, for a total of six months, and gave him credit for the four months he had been in custody at that point. He also was sentenced to 12 months for the five misdemeanor charges with 12 months suspended on each for five years, is barred from owning or possessing animals for life, and must pay $3,473 in restitution. Initially both men were charged with 10 counts each of animal cruelty toward chickens and 10 counts relatsee GUILTY pg. 8 

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C R I M E R E P O RT Arrests • One male was charged on May 3 with failure to appear on a felony charge (Felony). • One male was charged on May 4 with being a fugitive from justice (F). • One male was charged on May 4 with driving under the influencemisdemeanor (Misdemeanor). • One male was charged on May 5 with driving under the influencemisdemeanor (M). • One male was charged on May 5 with possession of marijuana (M). • One male was charged on May 5 with possession of marijuana (M). • One male was charged on May 6 with revocation of a suspended sentence and probation (M). • One female was charged on May 6 with hit and run-driver fails to report damage >$250 (M). • One male was charged on May 6 with public swearing or intoxication (M). • One male was charged on May 6 with driving under the influencemisdemeanor (M). • One male was charged on May 7 with possessing a firearm while in possession of drugs (F), possession of controlled substances (F), grand larceny (F), and driving while license revoked (M). • One female was charged on May 8 with two counts of larceny $200 or more with intent to sell (F) and two counts of grand larceny (F).

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are seeking the Republican Party nomination for the United States Senate for the 7th Congressional District. Alexander said she was surprised at the extremely low turnout so far for the primary elections. The primaries are generally lower than the November elections, but voter interest in these two races has been lower than usual, she said. Part of that might be down to the races not receiving much publicity, she said. “When people don’t see campaign signs flooding Route 60 they tend to forget that there is an election going on,” Alexander said. In a dual congressional primary election, voters will have the opportunity to vote in only one of the races since they are for different political parties. “It is a dual primary, so when they go to vote, they will need to choose which election they want to vote in. They are not saying which party affiliation they are; they are just saying which election they want to vote in, and there is a difference,” Alexander said. If they do not want to openly declare which race they are voting in, voters can silently gesture to election officials which

Tuesday, May 1 • A deputy responded to a fraud in the 3400 block of Maidens Road.

Wednesday, May 2 • An attempted scam was reported at the sheriff’s office.

Thursday, May 3 • A deputy responded to a report of illegal dumping in the 2400 block of Judes Ferry Road.

Friday, May 4 • A deputy responded to a report of illegal dumping in the 4100 block of Old Buckingham Road. • A deputy responded to a report of trespassing on Acoma Drive.

Saturday, May 5 • A deputy responded to a report of destruction of property in the 1400 block of Dorset Road.

Sunday, May 6 • A deputy responded to a report of an aggressive animal in the 3600 block of Kool Lane. • A deputy responded to a fight in progress and one male was arrested in the 2000 block of Highland Drive.

Monday, May 7 • A deputy responded to a larceny in the 1500 block of Dorset Road that later led to one female being arrested. • A deputy responded to a report of a forgery in the 2100 block of Huguenot Trail. ballot they want, she said. Polling precincts will set up the process to try to keep it as anonymous as possible while maintaining a record of the number of ballots that have been issued. “We don’t care if democrats vote in the republican primary or republicans vote in the democratic primary as long as the voter just votes in one,” she said. Absentee voting began on April 27 and will continue until June 9, Alexander said. Citizens can vote in her office in the lower level of the Village building, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, Suite E, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. There will also be absentee voting available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. June 5 is the final day to request an absentee ballot in-person in the office of elections. Applications for an absentee ballot must be received in the Powhatan County Office of Elections by 5 p.m. that day. Election Day will be held on June 12. There are no changes to the voting precincts since the General Election in November 2017. A photo I.D. is required to vote. For more information, contact the Powhatan County Office of Elections at 804-5985604.

O B I T UA R I E S JAMIE LEE DONOHOE Jamie Lee Donohoe, 32, of Winchester, formerly of Powhatan, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Jamie was the beloved daughter of Dixie Renger (Ken Tilghman) of Powhatan; and is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Gary and Jeanie Renger, with whom she had a special bond and mutual admiration; brother, Bryan Donohoe (Mollie Schmitt); sister, Katie Donohoe (Luke Haas); aunt, Jane Renger (Sid Strawderman) and a host of Renger family in California. All will miss her dearly. She loved music, literature and her DONOHOE cat, Shadow. Our nomadic girl wanders no more and her pain has ended. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Highway, Powhatan. Services private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Richmond Animal League or the charity of choice. ELIZABETH JASPER Elizabeth H. Jasper, 89, of Powhatan departed this life on Monday, May 7, 2018. She is survived by her loving family. Her remains rested at the Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at First Antioch Baptist Church, Powhatan. Interment church cemetery. The Rev. Delmar Wright, eulogist.

JACQUELYN TART God finally made His difficult decision on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, to call home one of His most capable emissaries on earth, Jacquelyn Hollifield Tart. God's giving up Jacky's special contributions to mankind must have been hard for Him and made the final "come home" call a tough one. God is omniscient, omnipresent, and highly productive, as all clear thinking men and women know. From a cold, black vacuum, He can produce whole universes in just days with rest time to spare. But He's at his very best when He engages His big troop of foot-soldier faithful to perform His earthly "grunt work." That's why God created in special limited edition the likes of Jacky Tart – the command sergeant major of that troop – and blessed them with exceptionally high energy and an ever-undiminished need to share His ministry of love and joy. Through every day of her 72 years, Jacky – a sinner like all of us, yes, but one with a special, God-wrought capacity to love everyone and everything in her path – worked tirelessly in support of her doting and appreciative Heavenly Father. She was instinc-

tively driven to it and blessed for it. Jacky was the eldest child and namesake of her retired army sergeant major father (and personal hero), Jack T. Hollifield, and his World War II bride, Evelyn McSwain Hollifield (both deceased) – and the stepdaughter of Mrs. Ronnie Hollifield of Vero Beach, TART Florida. She served her nation 37 years as a U.S. Army civilian and, after retirement, worked another dozen – her 12 happiest working years ever – at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. The loves of her life (right after her Heavenly Father, she would say) were her two daughters, Erin Keck and Stacie Wilson and Stacie's family, which returned Jacky's love in countless ways, big and small, every day, husband, Michael Wilson, and daughters, Megan Wilson Conklin (and husband, Matt), Madison Keck Wilson, a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University, Mallory Keck Wilson, a junior at Powhatan (Virginia) County High School, Mia Wilson, a Powhatan eighth-grader and Mia's twin brother, Andrew Wilson, likely a future Army Ranger. Jacky's biggest fan – and the greatest recipient of her special love and giving nature – was her husband, Randal Gerald Tart, who loved his "Babes" beyond measure for more than 37 years and who counts his special relationship with Jacky as the greatest blessing of his enormously well blessed life. Jacky also loved and was beloved by her brother, Barry Hollifield; and her two sisters, Diane H. Strickler and husband, Millard and Rosie H. Melchior and husband, Don; and she absolutely cherished the love and esteem she always felt from all her brothers and sisters-in-law and her many nieces and nephews. Jacky was fortunate to die as she wanted; peacefully in the home she loved and in the loving embrace of family members she treasured. Jacky's family received friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial was led by Father Renninger at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road, Henrico. Burial immediately followed in the nearby Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, and all comers were invited back to the church commons for fellowship and refreshments following her interment. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, small gifts be made in Jacky's name to St Mary's Catholic Church or to the church of your choice. If anyone feels a compelling need to purchase flowers, Jacky would approve, but she would recommend a small, grocery store bouquet to be given to a favorite, living loved one – along with a big smile and her compliments.


Pocahontas Middle School third nine weeks Sixth Grade All A Michaela Amburn, Connor Bates, Carrie Blashfield, Vincent Chapman, Mattia Corniani, Genevieve Cosgrove, Kayla Cote, Colin Crews, Lindsey D'Ambrosio, Austin Dodd, Julia Dondero, Christiana Edmondson, Mackenzie Flora, Garrett Foltyn, Breanna Gillespie, Olivia Goodrich, Madeline Gordon, Casey Grell, Jamie Hall, Aiden Houser, Zachary James, Tane Jeffs, Isaac Kelley, Matthew Layman, Samantha Lilly, Ian Lockett, Zoe Lucas, Tyler Manes, Gabriel Martin, Karley Martin, Emily Meadows, Thomas Menting, Olivia Moss, Makenzie Nixon, Matthew Phillips, Rylan Powers, Carter Quinn, Isaac Rambo, Marilyn Robinson, Mara Rutkai, Ethan Sargent, Chase Schuhle, Caleb Shust, Amber Stewart, Wesley Stotler, Allison Taylor, Brynna Tester, Jack Valcourt, Brandon Vallent, Ava Van Natter, Mary Wilson, and Leeanne Wrenn.

Sixth Grade A/B Arthur Alexander, Tyler Atchison, Chase Babb, Riley Baldwin, Isaac Bates, Hunter Beil, Anabel Bichsel, Holly Bishop, Henter Blevins, Sadie Bondurant, Ciara Booker, Zoe Broaddus, Katie Brown, Elaina Buczkowski, Alexandra Bulluck, Shauna Callahan, Hayden Campbell, William Castleton, Katherine Cerullo, Bradley Coerper, Trevor Coppock, Rhett Dauley, Jackson Davis, Lyla Davis, Cole Donnelly, Cyrus Dooley, Kennedy Dowdy, Zachary Duck, Tyler Dunford, Brayden Dunning, Matthew Duty, James Elam, Erica Epperly, Thomas Epps, Sophie Farmer, Samuel Favreau, Kaileigh Field, Tyler Fox, Peter Frank, Madison Fromherz, Magdalen Fuller, Skylar Galderise, Evan Garland, Gwyneth George, Olivia Grasty, Connor Gravatt, Savannah Griffin, Benjamin Hald, Adeline Hall, Jacob Hanna, Talon Harness, Katherine Harrison, Grace Hayden, Conner Hedgepeth, Kennedy Herring, Victoria Hicks, Natalie Hintz, Kendra Hogston-Royall, Marlene Holliday, Hailey Houston, Katelynn Houston, Jesse Hubbard, Mason Hughes, Jacqueline Hymel, Madalyn Ickes, Skylah James, Mayson Jenkins, Madalyn Johnson, Landon Jones, Ryan Jones, Owen Kerns, Dylan Kinney, Corynn Lampman, Noah Lane, Gianna LaRaffa, Kyle Larsen, Lindsy Lawyer, Steven Lawyer, Madilynn Lewallen, River Leynes, Chelsy Luna, Annabelle Mack, Connor Magmer, Madison Matko, Zoey Mattison, James McDaniels, Reese McLachlan, Emily McManus, April Milburn, Aaron Miller, Evangeline Mitchell, Eli Monson, Justin Morris, Piper Morton, Justin Myers, Brandon Nixon, Katharine O'Neil, Jackson O'Quinn, Jaks Ownby, Makenzie Parrish, Cole Rakes, Evan Reese, Noel Rhoden, Faith Richardson, Jacob Riley, Kaitlyn Rissmeyer, Preston Ritz, Jackson Roop, MontePierre Ross, Isabella Russell, Madeline Samuels, Nia Sanders, Michael Scioscia, Jaila Scott, Mia Sparks, Kendall Sutler, Paris Taylor, Mason Timberlake, Howard Toft, Ava Tucker, William Tuttle, Alexander Ulmer, Gavin Utley, Pierce Vandell, Bradley Wade, Joshua Wade, Gracelin Watts, Jaksyn Waycaster, Colton Welch, Logan Wilhelm, Courtney Woodel, Nathaniel Yarhouse, and Heath


Seventh Grade All A John Ainsworth, Emily Allen, Erin Almond, Sara Barnett, Emily Beaudoin, Nolan Bell, Rosa Benitez, Virginia Bird, Hayden Blisick, Luke Burkhart, Gunner Buzzard, Alexander Campbell, Alexandra Campbell, Ella Chitty, Cameron Christopher, Liam Clancy, Margaret Compton, Kathy Culver, Alayna DeMann, Jack Ferguson, Taylor FitzSimmons, Samantha Flippo, Sophia George, Landon Gibbs, Alyssa Gorman, Bailey Grant-Dickerson, Jason Green, Jaycie Hammer, Kalob Hiatt, Isabella Hoffman, Joshua Holland, Kendall Humphreys, Landon Hutchison, Miranda Hutchison, Daniel Kennedy, Mary Kimbrough, Brandon King, Gabriel Koelzer, Elizabeth Krumpter, Jack Lamm, Logan Lane, Jesse Lanzillotti, Noah Lawson, Rachel McClellan, Emily Nevius, Charlotte Oakley, Alexander O`Sickey, Sophia Payne, Alexander Peloke, Rebecca Ray, Lucy Redlich, Berkeley Richter, Delaney Sanders, Amanda Seaman, Luke Seeley, Brandon Sparks, Lindsay Steele, Rebecca Stevens, Tucker Thomas, Hugh Turner, Parker Unmussig, Sydney Wade, Rachel Webb, Holland Weyer, Cole Whiting, Brigham Wiedrich, Bryson Wilson, LeeAnna Wilson, and Brandon Yoder.

Seventh Grade A/B Nathan Adkins, Sara Akersveen-Davis, Shelby Akins, Monica Alejo, Neal Bailey, Haley Bauer, Hayden Belcher, Isabella Boggs, Paul Bonner, Samantha Carraway, Isabelle Carson, Angel Cedillo, Jack Connelly, Daniel Cottone, Logan Cox, Terriah Crayton, Kaleb Cubbage, Noah Danburg, Cristion Davis, Kayla Day, Briar Delong, Carly DeLong, Logan DeRaps, Kasey Dillard, Matthew Doyle, Helena Eanes, Sydney Edwards, Sofia Engen, Andrew Fiore, Joseph Franco, Cheyenne Giles, Bethany Gilman, Lillian Golden, Wyatt Groseclose, Caroline Hall, Reagan Hansen, Peyton Harris, Tucker Hartz, Braeden Henke, Kaida Higgins, Irina Hinson, Richard Huber, Austin Hurt, Samantha Ingram, Margaret Ivey, Hannah Johnson, Skylar Johnston, Clayton Jones, William Karanian, Madyson Kelley, Nathaniel Khosropanah, Hunter King, Sydney Lawson, Ryan Ledlie, Audrey Lennon, Joshua Little, Samuel Lyons, Dori Magill, Sarah Manderbaugh, Donald Markel, Lily Marshall, Tristan McAteer, Sadie Meade, Lillian Meadows, Riley Montgomery, Mariella Moyer, Kaylee Munford, Alexis Newby, Hannah Newcomb, Kyra Pantos, Samantha Pavlish, Katrina Pitman, Andrew Price, Maliyah Reams, Carly Rehme, Gavin Rice, Bristoe Richardson, Bryson Rowland, Natalia Sanchez, Benjamin Schubert, Hannah Seay, Aaron Sharpe, Kendrick Sheffield, Andrew Shiflett, Megan Shortridge, Nicholas Shumake, Alyssa Sikes, Eddie Slagle, Michael Sloan, Zachary Smith, Cary Stancil, Emma Stigall, Makenzi Stoner, Emilee Taylor, Charleigh see HONOR, pg. 8 

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Bigamist pleads guilty to lesser charge By Laura McFarland News Editor

POWHATAN – A Powhatan County man charged earlier this year with bigamy pleaded guilty last week to a reduced charge of entering into a prohibited marriage as part of a plea deal. Robert “Bobby” Adams, 36, of Powhatan entered a plea of guilty

to the misdemeanor charge of entering into a prohibited marriage when he appeared in Powhatan County Circuit Court on Tuesday, May 8. Adams was originally charged with bigamy, which is a felony. Circuit Court Judge Paul W. Cella accepted the plea and set Adams’ sentencing hearing for June 12. Rob Cerullo, deputy

commonwealth’s attorney, said he agreed to the plea deal because Adams’ situation was not that of a typical bigamy case with someone intentionally entering into two or more marriages. There is evidence that suggests Adams did not realize he was still married when he entered into his second marriage, Cerullo said. He also noted Adams only had

one minor offense on his criminal record and he didn’t want to create another felon unnecessarily. However, Cerullo did say he felt some punishment was needed and he would discuss the effect Adams’ actions had on the two women he married before giving his


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Virginia. He is certified by the AmeriAndrew Pompei took over as the can Institute of Certified Planners and is planning director effective May 1 after a certified zoning administrator in Virserving as an interim in the position for ginia. Pompei stated, “Having been raised about two months. in New Kent County and worked for Pompei began working for Powhatfast-growing communian County in March 2017 ties in Texas and Virginia, and has served as interim I experienced first-hand planning director since the challenges and opporFebruary 2018. His main tunities rural localities objective will be to lead face as development ocand support planning decurs. I look forward to partment staff in the recontinue working with view of development proresidents, elected offiposals, creation of local cials, and other stakeplans and policies, and holders to help achieve environmental review. their vision for Powhatan Prior to coming to County’s future. I am pasPowhatan County, PomPOMPEI sionate about helping pei has worked with the growing rural communities maintain Houston-Galveston Area Council and their character while accommodating Fluvanna County to help communities high-quality development consistent address a variety of issues related to with residents’ expectations.” growth and development, including County administrator Ted Voorhees transportation planning, comprehensive stated, “Andrew has developed excelplanning, and downtown revitalization. His work regarding small-town revital- lent working relationships with memization and growth management have bers of the board of supervisors, planearned recognition from state and na- ning commission, and staff in his tional organizations, including the Vir- several months working as a planner ginia Chapter of the American Planning and interim planning director. His creativity and efforts to streamline processAssociation. Pompei earned undergraduate and es will improve the customer experigraduate degrees in urban and environ- ence and help Powhatan County on our mental planning from the University of journey to service excellence.”





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Powhatan County Public Library will offer Library for All, a program planned for adults with special needs and their caregivers, at 1 p.m. 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. For more information, contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or visit us online at www.

Powhatan will meet at 10 a.m. at PCC (Powhatan Community Church), 4480 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan, from September to May. The Woman's Club manages the Powhatan Clothes Closet, which is the main source 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. 

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. For more information, contact Joan Doss with Senior Connections at 804-343-3000 or jdoss@ 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. 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. For more information, call 804- 5985670. 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. For more information or location, contact Powhatan Domestic Violence Services at 804-598-5630 or go to the organization’s Facebook page and send a private message. The Woman's Club of

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. For more information, contact 804598-5637.

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@ 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 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. A free caregiver support group sponsored by Powhatan United Methodist Church and Powhatan Family Counseling will

The Powhatan chapter of the NAACP meets at 7 p.m. at different locations each month: May 17, First Antioch Baptist Church; June 21, Powhatan County Library (large conference room), and July 19, Mt. Zion Baptist Church. For more information, contact Gail Hairston at 804-5983435.

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. For more information call Jake Berman at 804-651-4503.

Thursday, May 17 

will hold its 36th annual Beef and Music Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. at the school, 2501 Academy Road. Admission will cover dinner, unlimited beer/wine, and live music by the Kings of Swing Band. The event will include barbecue, live and silent auctions, a raffle, a beer truck, children’s games, and vendors. For more information, contact 804-598-4211 or

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

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

Independence Golf Club, 600 Founders Bridge Blvd., Midlothian, is continuing its Rockin’ at Independence outdoor concert series. All concerts are at 6 p.m. Upcoming concerts are: May 17, Mockingjays; May 24, East of Hollywood, and May 31, The Wrest.

A Healthy Living Workshop will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Powhatan Family Physicians, 2615 Anderson Highway. The topic will be “Diabetes� and will cover what is it, how to live with it and how to prevent it. This workshop is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 804-794-1555.

Friday, May 18 

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School

The 99th annual Powhatan County Fair will be held May 18 to 20 at the Powhatan County Fairgrounds. Hours are 5 p.m. to close on Friday, 1 p.m. to close on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to close on Sunday. Be a contestant on Powhatan’s Family of the Match Game, held from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 20. The fair usually brings together concerts and other entertainment acts on two stages, food, exhibits, rides, and more. General admission is $5. Children under 3 and military are free. Free parking. For more information, go to A 2018 Berry Delicious Recipe Contest will be held during the upcoming 99th annual Powhatan County Fair.The recipe contest, which is sponsored by the Virginia Egg Council, will ask contestants to submit dishes that feature berries and eggs. Participants should drop off recipes between 4 and 5 p.m. on Friday, May 18 at the Powhatan County Fairgrounds, 4042 Anderson Highway. Cook up your best recipe using any type of berries and a minimum of four eggs and bring it and the written recipe to the fair. First, second and third place winners are eligible to compete at the state finals for cash and prizes. Contact Jane Henderson at the Powhatan County Extension Office at 804598-5640. The Westchester Concert Series is being held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on various dates throughout the summer at Westchester Concert Field, located in the shopping center at Routes 60 and 288. Admission is free but donations will be taken for various local charities. The series continues its full summer lineup with a performance on May 18 by Route 64. Proceeds will benefit Powhatan-based nonprofit Together for Tanzania. Other upcoming

concerts are: June 1, Mystic Soul Bubbas featuring Steve Bassett (benefiting Backpacks of Love); June 15, Tin Can Fish Band (benefiting Sailing4All); a bonus concert on June 16, Totally Random (as part of Chesterfield County’s National Night Out Kickoff); June 29, The Voltage Brothers (benefiting Richmond Animal League); and July 13, Skip Castro Band (benefiting Operation Enduring Warrior).

in learning to grow orchids and being with other orchid lovers are welcome to attend.

Monday, May 21 

Powhatan Crime Solvers will meet at 7:30 a.m. at The County Seat. Contact 804-403-HELP ( 804403-4357) or go to www.

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

Saturday, May 19 

Graceland Baptist Church, 975 Dorset Road, will hold its spring yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Support the Macon District Fire Department Company 3 and receive a free load of stone from Luck Stone. Stop by the Powhatan plant, 1920 Anderson Highway, from 7 a.m. to noon and make a donation in exchange for a load of driveway stone. Loadable vehicles include pickups and single axle trailers. Suggested donation is $25 per load. Contact 804-4767031.

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. For more information call Tom Barnes at 804-690-4884 or Frank Vaughn at 804-512-8835.

Tuesday, May 22 

Powhatan County Public will hold its Take 2 Tuesday film at 11 a.m. at the library. The May film is based on the inspiring true story of a group of New Mexico cowboy misfits and a long shot, crooked-footed race horse named “Mine that Bird.� Follow them all on their journey of mishaps to the 2009 Kentucky Derby. This film is rated PG-13. Run time is 111 minutes. Refreshments are provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Powhatan Library. Contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804598-5670 or visit www.

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. For more information, 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.

AA meets at 8 p.m. every Tuesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Huguenot Trail.

Sunday, May 20 

A Law Enforcement Appreciation Day will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at 5440 Glenside Drive, Henrico, VA 23228. A Dunk-a-Cop fundraiser and raffle will raise money for the family of slain Virginia State Police Special Agent Mike Walter. There will also be a police recruitment job fair. Contact mocul5354@ The Virginia Orchid Society will meet at 2 p.m. in the upstairs room at Stranges Florist and Greenhouse at 12111 W. Broad St., Richmond. The speaker will be Dr. Leon Glicenstein, talking on “Orchids in Peru.� It is free to the public. Anyone interested


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 804-598see CALENDAR, pg. 9 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 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

598-8844 Rev. Leonard Liu, Pastor


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598-2086 Worship with us this Sunday Church service @ 9:30 AM Sunday school @ 10:30 AM

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 for services times & locations. 598-1174



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.


Powhatan Christian Fellowship Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.

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

(1 mile west of Rt. 288) 2253 Rosson Road

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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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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 Located behind Flat Rock Village Shopping Center



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 Office 804-598-2398

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Recipe contest will feature berries, eggs Contributed Report A 2018 Berry Delicious Recipe Contest will be held during the upcoming 99th annual Powhatan County Fair. The recipe contest, which is sponsored by the Virginia Egg Council, will ask contestants to submit dishes that feature berries and eggs. Participants should drop off recipes between 4 and 5 p.m. on Friday, May 18 at the Powhatan County Fairgrounds, 4042 Anderson Highway. Cook up your best recipe using any type of berries and a minimum of four eggs and bring it and the written recipe to the fair. First, second and third place winners are eligible to compete at the state finals for cash and prizes. For more information, contact Jane Henderson at the Powhatan County Extension Office at 804-598-5640.

Film to showcase horse’s road to Kentucky Derby 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, note each movie's rating. Some material may be inappropriate for children. The library’s May film is based on the inspiring true story of a group of New Mexico cowboy misfits and a long shot, crooked-footed race horse named “Mine that Bird.” Follow them all on their journey of mishaps to the 2009 Kentucky Derby. This film is rated PG-13. Run time is 111 minutes. The film will be shown at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Refreshments are provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Powhatan Library. For more information, contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-5985670 or visit



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

Praise and Worship Service

Powhatan County Fair set for May 18-20 Contributed Report


t is that time of year where even coldweather enthusiasts have had enough and are ready to think about “fair weather.” America’s No. 1 Carnival, Deggeller Attractions is back and you don’t want miss it at the Powhatan County Fair from May 18 to 20. For the kid in all of us, there is a jam-packed schedule of fair favorites. Check out the petting zoo, kid zone, pony rides, Grand Illusion Magic Show, along with fabulous new events, rides, delicious food, continuous live entertainment on two concert stages, games, shows, contest, and much more! The fun begins Friday, May 18 when gates open at 5 p.m., and continues on Saturday and Sunday with gates opening at 1 p.m. On Sunday only, there will be free admission between 11 a.m. and noon for a Community Non-Denominational Worship Service. The Midway rides open at 1 p.m. on Sunday. General Admission is just $5. Children under age 3, military personnel and Special Olympics athletes get free admission all weekend. Parking is also free and pets are allowed! Guests can save up to $13 on advance discount ride tickets on sale through May 17 while supplies last. Visit to purchase online and for a list of locations selling tickets. This year’s theme is “Working Together...making a difference.” Established in 1919, the Fair is celebrating 99 years of providing family friendly entertainment, education and programs celebrating our cultural and agricultural roots. The fair maintains the agricultural nature of a traditional county fair with its


Some of the activities featured at the 99th annual Powhatan County Fair will be a petting zoo, carnival rides, 4-H exhibits, a bike and car show, a Healthy Living section, acrobats, and a Civil war display.

Presentation and Art Competition, petting farm and 4-H animal shows and exhibits, according to Cindy Monte, president of the Heart of Virginia 4-H Livestock Club. “Fairgoers can see the chickens, rabbits, pigs, goats, and sheep that are cared for by the youth of the 4-H Club. In taking responsibility for the animals yearround, these youngsters represent the future and viability of our agricultural community – we should all support their efforts,” she said. Serving our community is the Powhatan Fairground’s mission. In cooperation with county government, the fair will showcase many programs and services giving children of all ages an opportunity to interact with U.S. Army service men and women and other local EMS departments who protect us. Fairgoers can enjoy the experi-


St. James Baptist Church Powhatan, Virginia Located on Lee's Landing Road

Christian Fellowship 2901 Jude’s Ferry Rd. 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.

Bill Sisson, Pastor


Holly Hills Baptist Church

5680 Cartersville Road Powhatan, Virginia 23139

(Independent Bible Believing)

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


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

Randy Blackwell, Pastor

May Memorial Baptist Church

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

Reverend Lawrence A. Wilson, Sr., Pastor 804-379-3539

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

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


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

3920 MAIDENS RD., POWHATAN Pastor Vera Rhyne


Rev. Bryan Stevens, Pastor 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


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. 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


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

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.

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

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



until 6 p.m. During this time the YMCA will be raffling off a free membership. New attractions for 2018 include: Jurassic Kingdom “take a trip back in time”; ZuZu Acrobats “from America’s Got Talent”; an antique photography display; Discover RVA Civil War Camp and demonstration; 4-H contest and shows (there’s still time to sign up); and Gospel Fest featuring recording artist Desiree Roots & the Roots Family. Additionally, Cruz-N for a Cause is back by popular demand, as bikes and cars bring non-perishable food to benefit Backpacks of Love and Central VA Food Bank. All guests are encouraged to bring food donations. A special contest will be held for a chance to win a four pack of admission tickets. Post fair memories on the fair’s Facebook page and a drawing will be held on May 17. For more information, tickets or to become a vendor or volunteer, visit www., call 804598-9808 or visit our Facebook page: Powhatan County Fair and follow the fair on Twitter ( Fairgrounds_VA ). Organizers say they could not do the fair without sponsors Royal Pump, Luck Stone, Napa of Powhatan, Chesterfield Auto Parts, Mimms Funeral Home, Citizen Bank and Trust, Blossom Propane Gas, Southside Electric, Byerly Auto, Eagle Construction, C&F Bank, New Horizon, Del. Lee Ware, TDU Concrete, PCC, Mennonite Church, Powhatan Collison And Glass and Patient First, We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your generosity. Thank you for believing in the power of working together and helping to make a difference throughout the community!


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

1659 Anderson Highway 3½ miles east of Flat Rock


ence of seeing and touching heavy-duty equipment and if you’re lucky get the chance to sit behind the wheel! So, grab a friend and mingle with your neighbor or make new friends. There’s good times and memories made each year. On Saturday, the fair will offer another opportunity to showcase Powhatan County. The entire pavilion, located just inside the fair’s front entrance, is dedicated to healthy lifestyles. Fairgoers will have access to services and information from various organizations including: HCA exhibitors (Health Corp of America), the Department of Blind and Vision Impaired, Breast Cancer Survivor Organization, Mended Hearts (heart attack/surgery survivor group who offers support/ council), Powhatan Free Clinic (representatives, nurses, and doctors), and a Lion’s Club Mobil Unit will perform eye testing onsite


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

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1530 Cook Road (Rt. 636) (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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Pocahontas Elementary School held a STEAM Museum on April 17 for about 385 second- through fifth-grade students. The event was sponsored by the school’s PTO. Students got the chance to o experience several handson exhibits, including a plasma sphere, music maker, building an arch, directing a robot, and building machines.

Kaine talks about youth activism, opioid crisis, Virginia’s challenges Contributed Report More than 200 people warmly greeted Senator Tim Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, former Secretary of Education for Virginia, when they visited Powhatan Courthouse on April 5, during the week-long U.S. Senate re-election campaign kick-off. Kathryn Waycaster, chair of the Powhatan County Democratic Committee, and Tina Winkler, co-chair of the Goochland County Democratic Committee, shared opening remarks by recognizing

those who helped make the event a success: Janie Dean and Traci Cifers of the County Seat restaurant; Arthur Chadwick of Chadwick & Son Orchids; Connie Moslow, founder of the Powhatan Free Clinic; Gail Hairston, president of the Powhatan NAACP; Angie Cabell, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce in Powhatan and 3rd District member of the Powhatan Board of Supervisors; Theresa Hash-Dobbins, clerk of the Powhatan Circuit Court; and the Powhatan High School Jazz Ensem-

POWHATAN TENT REVIVAL MAY 20TH - 25TH, 2018 Mon-Fri, 6:00pm Dinner and 7:00pm Service


ble under the direction of Andrew Clinton Snead and Nicholas Snead. Also present were 7th Congressional District Democratic primary candidates, Abigail Spanberger and Dan Ward; Vangie Williams, 1st Congressional District Democratic candidate; and Eileen Bedell, declared candidate for the 10th Virginia Senate District in 2019. Gene Rossi, former Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia, welcomed Kaine and recognized Josephine Goodman, the first AfricanAmerican member of the Powhatan County Electoral Board. The senator presented a letter of congratulations he had written to Goodman. Kaine also presented Robin Lind, Goochland County Electoral Board secretary, with the Golden Ballot Award, which honored Goochland County for the highest voter turnout among all Virginia counties for the 2017 election.


Senator Tim Kaine plays harmonica with the Powhatan High School Jazz Ensemble.

The senator then addressed several key campaign issues. Citing the last two words of the Pledge of Allegiance, "for all," he stated he wants a Virginia that works for all, with "jobs for all, education for all, healthcare for all, security for all, and equality for all." Kaine said he was inspired by the youth across America who came together to support the Parkland student survivors in the March for Our Lives,

comparing them to the youth who previously marched for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. The senator also spoke about the need for criminal justice reform and the need to deal with opioid addiction and drug overdoses; in the U. S., 65,000 people died from drug overdoses this past year, whereas 58,000 died in the entire Vietnam War! "We are losing the war in our neighborhoods and homes.�

Kaine responded to questions from the audience on topics from banking reform to school safety and immigration. The senator then joined 16 members of the Powhatan High School Jazz Ensemble on the stage of the County Seat restaurant. After playing several songs on his harmonica, Kaine and Anne Holton mingled with attendees before leaving for his next stop in Danville.

rural preservation or rural residential. The intersections where they focused the development were where Route 60 meets Maidens Road, Academy Road, Dorset Road, Judes Ferry Road, South Creek One and Stavemill Road. The only node not based on Route 60 is in the courthouse area. One of the biggest changes the staff made on its map was removing a large chunk of village residential, village center and commerce center zoning in the area between the Courthouse Village area and the area around the development at Route 60 and Academy Road. Included in the board packet are photo examples of preferred development patterns with a node model. One photo shows a signalized intersection with higher intensity development that is closer to the roads. However, it still has high-quality landscaping located along the road frontage and sidewalks, paths, and other pedestrian accommodations are provided. The next photo shows preferred development patterns outside of nodes (along a corridor). In this case, there is a large wooded buffer between the road and development so passers-by can’t easily see. The development is served by an internal roadway network; sidewalks, paths, and other pedestrian accommodations are provided, and most parking is located to the side or rear of the building.

“One challenge is on a county scale trying to make the breaks on Route 60 is difficult because we are already starting to string nodes together,� Pompei said. As Pompei walked the four board members present through the changes and the intention behind certain changes, the supervisors had a lengthy and congenial discussion. While they didn’t agree on everything, their discussion did build on each others’ knowledge and what kind of development they were hoping to see. Chairman Carson Tucker, who represents District 5, was not present. Some of the topics they discussed included: what concentration of commerce they actually want on Route 60; architectural standards; whether or not to focus development at signalized intersections; traffic impacts of the different options; how traffic might impact roads that feed into Route 60; making sure the different types of zoning are clearly defined. The board requested more clarification from the planning commission on the reasoning behind some of the designations on its version of the future land use map.

with and opposition to any development that would continue to increase traffic on what is already an overburdened road. Steve Mulherin asked the county to let the public see copies of a citizen survey the county is sending out to a select group of citizens. Ted Voorhees, county administrator, later responded and said the county is working on a way to put the survey out so everyone can see it and offer feedback, although the citizen survey responses would still move forward as planned. Mike Byerly asked about putting a stoplight in on Route 60 near Page Road because it is dangerous during high traffic areas to cross there. He also questioned the need to pay a consultant for a survey if the county is going to pay to send them out another way as well. Don Silberbauer suggested having a town hall or public meeting on the comprehensive plan once the board has made the adjustments it wants to get more public feedback. He talked about apartments, if they should ever try to come to Powhatan again, being more attractive and set off the beaten path. He also addressed the need for architectural standards. The board of supervisors has more workshops on the comprehensive plan scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 11 and 27 and Aug. 9 in the Village Building. Laura McFarland may be reached at






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maps can be found in the May 10 board packet posted on the county website, www.powhatanva. gov. The staff recommended maps took out significant chunks of area the planning commission had marked as economic opportunity, commerce center, and village residential. Most of those chunks were designated as either

Support the Macon District Fire Department  and Receive a Load of Stone on Us! Stop by our Powhatan Plant

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Public comments During the public comment period, several citizens spoke about issues related to the comprehensive plan. Elaine Hall and Dennis Weir both are residents who live on Page Road and voiced their concern

What aspects of life in Powhatan do you think best represent its agricultural roots? E-mail answers to or submit them online. Visit to see fellow residents’ responses.

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Festival embodies Powhatan’s agricultural roots By Laura McFarland

out still finding sand in your stuff weeks later). One little girl actually seemed to be attempting to swim in the corn, which was great fun. Next came the Livestock Expo, the tent where several animals were housed to allow the public to get up close and personal. These included a cow, sheep, goats,

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hen attending the fourth annual Powhatan’s Celebration of the Horse & Ag Expo, I couldn’t help but walk away thinking it embodied everything a spring day in a rural county should. Let me set the scene for you. We all know the winter we just had was difficult at times, and the weather in the last few weeks has been all over the place. I am, unfortunately, one of those people susceptible to getting minor colds when the weather does its yo-yo thing, so it is never fun. On Friday, May 4, the day before the Celebration, the weather was warm. It wasn’t the hottest I have ever lived through by any scope of the imagination. I think I’ve mentioned growing up in Texas a few times, where it sometimes felt like you would get heatstroke going to check the mailbox. Still, for some reason, on this particular day, I just couldn’t seem to cool off. So it was with great happiness that I learned that, PHOTO BY LAURA MCFARLAND despite a possible threat of rain, the weather was going to be much more pleasant for the day of the Celebration A competitor brings in her horse during one of of the Horse & Ag Expo on May 5. Pleasant is an un- the horse show competitions held as part of the derstatement. Gorgeous might be a better description. Celebration of the Horse & Ag Expo. This event, which centers around highlighting Powhatan’s agricultural traditions, gets bigger and better chickens, a pony and rabbits. For me, the cutest moevery year. I snapped a few photos of some adorable ment was meeting two kids (of the goat variety) named children getting a huge thrill from taking their first Fletcher and Fiona, who made their presence known by horseback rides and more of children thoroughly en- bleating quite loudly. In the same tent, children could practice milking a joying playing in a corn seed box (think sandbox with-

Scouting for the masses By Jim Ridolphi Contributing Columnist

After more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America is changing its name. The new version is Scouts BSA, a name that seems even more confusing or immediately obsolete than the well-worn and recognizable mantra. It shouldn’t surprise any of us that the announcement was accompanied by a predictable dose of outrage with one commentator exclaiming “it’s the end of another American institution.” Honestly, they are not upset with the name change per se; it’s the organization’s decision to admit girls to its troops and a previous decision to allow gays into the ranks. The name change was the final insult in a triad of unpopular decisions for many who support the organization’s original mission to provide outdoor and character-building experiences for young boys. It doesn’t escape my sense of inequity that the words of that mission were written in a period when women were not allowed to vote. But, I get the insistence that some things should be preserved, and old rules are not always obsolete. I had no preconceived opinion on the name change, or the additions to the ranks, so I thought back to my days as a scout. As I recalled my days as a just barely First Class scout at Troop 744, a barrage of great memories spent on camping trips or jamborees swirled in my head. At the time, I remember the scoutmaster telling us we were learning lessons that would last a lifetime. It didn’t seem like that at the time, as

we swam that dreaded mile, or cooked that full meal on an open fire, or performed countless other tasks required to earn merit badges, we had a blast. I was first exposed to cooking when our scoutmasters required us to assist in meal preparation. My first hikes were enjoyed with my fellow scouts, as well as my first, and, hopefully, last fall off White Oak Falls near Big Meadows. And, sure, there was plenty of foolishness along the way, but still lessons could be learned. Trying to avoid older scouts cutting the lines on your tent instilled a lasting reminder of the value of unity as our group of younger scouts fought back by releasing their canoes into Buggs Island Lake. The memories brought a smile to my face as I remembered countless good times spent on Old Rag Mountain or Brady Saunders. Upon completion, I couldn’t think of a single activity that wouldn’t, shouldn't or couldn’t be enjoyed by young girls, or why those same lessons should be reserved for males only. Now, scouting is not for everyone, and I can’t say I enjoyed all those merit badge challenges, but I do believe that the great experience of spending time in the great outdoors with responsible leadership is an opportunity that should be available to all. I also came to the conclusion that the idea of young boys and girls spending time in team-building exercises that highlight self-reliance and independence is probably an idea that has come of age. Besides, why should girls be denied the pleasure of a midnight snipe hunt? 8460 Times Dispatch Blvd., Mechanicsville, Va 23116 Phone: 804-746-1235 Toll Free: 877-888-0449 Fax: 804-730-0476


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cow on a display I have seen used for other agriculturethemed events. The look of concentration on their faces as they attempt to make water squirt out of the plastic udders is always amusing. The horse show once again showed the range of talent not only in local 4-H and FFA programs but in individuals of all ages. It was fascinating to watch the contestants and their animals show off the countless hours of work they have put in together perfecting certain gaits, poses or skills. Getting a horse show ready involves a great deal of hard work, and they should be commended. Then, of course, there were the vendors, nonprofits, food, silent auction, raffle and more, all set against the beautiful backdrop of Jacques Gits’ property on Rocky Oak Road. All together, they made the event a wonderful day to spend out among your neighbors in Powhatan. As the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors continues to evaluate and update the Comprehensive Plan, there has been discussion about just how important agriculture still is to the county. I think we can all agree Powhatan is still mostly rural, but you have to look a little harder to see all of the agricultural aspects. But then, that’s why events like the Celebration of the Horse, Earth Day, or the Farm Day put on by Powhatan County Public Schools for its students – events that bring the agriculture and celebration of all things rural to you – are still so important for the county. They demonstrate that agriculture is part of what this county has always been, and I believe part of what people want it to continue to be in the future.

L E T T E R S TO T H E E D I TO R Town hall meeting looks at county’s future Dear Editor, District 2 Supervisor Larry Nordvig hosted a town hall meeting for all Powhatan residents. The objective was to depict how Powhatan could look in the future. It showed an attractive, well planned community and a “place” where visitors see Powhatan as a destination. All of these benefits while controlling and / or reducing residential real estate taxes through a combination of sensible commercial business and architecture that had a common theme. A perfect world? Not exactly, but darn close. The meeting was interactive with Mr. Nordvig presenting a slide show and entertaining residents’ comments and questions at the conclusion. Based on comments, the vision was very well received. The presentation explained that real estate taxes – through normal inflation and the need to add, replace or repair county equipment or facilities – will be going up. However, the ability to contain and even reduce taxes is attainable. How you may ask? Attracting the right kind of business! What is the right kind of business? Mr. Nordvig pointed to a software firm located in the Oakridge development on Route 60. Never seen it! The reason is it’s tucked in the back hidden from the travelling public. BINGO! This is the idea behind commercial development going forward. Smart development where parking, offices, restaurants, and the like are discretely positioned behind greenery and located toward the rear of properties. Can this be done? Absolutely! Where are we and how can the vision be realized? Currently there are county ordinances (laws) on the books that, if acted upon, would prod developers to build just like mentioned above. Are we doing this? NO. For many years

the supervisors have campaigned, had meetings on the subject, embodied an authority (Economic Development Authority) that has done zero to solicit this approach or attract new business. In the past two years Powhatan spent $100,000 for a consultant to provide a roadmap on what and how to do this. The result? Zero. The planning commission has created a Comprehensive Plan that sets up county land to accommodate this development approach, yet the board of supervisors have yet to embrace the plan and in fact are looking toward pushing for uncontrolled growth under the impression that more “rooftops” will foster commercial development. True, but not right. Fast food drive-in’s, minimalls, auto parts outlets, gas stations, etc. produce lots more traffic and passthrough patronage. This is not what Powhatan needs. Some residents (1,400 +/-) will receive a survey that asks, among other things, what do residents want to see here in Powhatan. Here again, a consultant created the survey questions. Have we learned nothing?!? Just about every business in the past has come to Powhatan on their own volition. Why? Because smart business owners see Powhatan as fertile ground. They want to come here. So let’s help get the right business in the county. Contact your supervisors and tell them you want them to review and embrace Mr. Nordvig’s vision. Ask each of them for their own town hall meeting. Let each tell you how they see the county growing. Then at election time hold them to their word. This letter is submitted on behalf of Powhatan Citizens Alliance. Don Silberbauer Powhatan County

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Tomlin, Nakiya Turner, Rachael Wade, Ian Walls, Westley Watman, Taylor Watson, Austin Whitlock, Samuel Woodfin, Colby Wright, and Tanner Wyatt.

Eighth Grade All A Ainsley Alexander, Bryson Amorese, Logan Anthony, Delaney Balzer, Caden Breeden, Hope Burton, Adam Camp, Julianna Cascone, Kayleigh Chapman, Sarah Daniels, Jack Dennis, Sophie Dolan, Savannah Durrbeck, Cameron Fox, Kailani Ganaden, Paola Garfias-Rodriguez, Chase Gayness, Payton George, Katelyn Glover, Rachael Glover, Gabriell Hammond, Zackary Hammond, Faith Henderson, Russell Holland, Carter Hubley, Madeline Lane, Jackson Laroche, Meagan Lively, Angeline Lopez, Robert May, Keegan McCullough, Kaitlyn Meador, Callie Mikita, Carter Mikita,

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ed to possessing, selling or training animals for the purpose of fighting. According to evidence presented to the court,

Macy Milburn, Madeleine Muller, Hanna Nash, Megan Painter, Hans Rehme, Jasmine Scott, Caitlyn Shelton, Matthew Shores, Anna Sloan, Robert Sloan, Brynne Smith, Ella Smith, Meridian Stiller, Kayla Terry, Andrew Vallent, Hanna Vosburg, Hayden Wasson, and Colin Weinhardt.

Eighth Grade A/B Riley Allen, Jack Altieri, Nicholas Bailey, Peyton Baker, Hayden Beasley, Joshua Boelt, Byron Bolt, Emory Bradley, Kyleigh Brooks, Bianca Brumfield, Audriana Buczkowski, Austin Burnett, Andrew Cheatham, Alexander Collins, Dylan Coward, Sheyla Daniels, Samuel Davis, Isabella Day, Miranda Dearbeck, Amanda Eacho, Sophia Edwards, Katlyn Foltyn, Emily Ford, Ella Foster, James Fox, James Frame, Evangeline Fuller, Dylan Gilstrap, Erik Glanden, Emily Gordon, Alyssa Hagan, Charles Hald, Joshua Hammer, Savanna

Andiola and Benitez oversaw an animal fighting operation out of a property on Manakin Town Ferry Road in Powhatan County. An investigation produced evi-

Harrison, Jack Hauser, Nolan Heckel, Peyton Henke, Savannah Hinson, Jacob Hymel, Taylor Jarrett, Connor Jeffs, Charles Jennings, Joy Johnson, Addison Jones, Cassidy Kennedy, Summer Kimble, Taylor Kneessi, Isabelle Koelzer, Sydney Lee, Wyatt Lowe, Jade Mancastroppa, Sadie Marks, Gracie McCormick, Addison McCullough, Emilie McDaniels, Jade McKoy, Kendal McMullin, Kaleb Muminovic, Skyler Neuber, Alyssa O'Quinn, Alyssa Oatman, Callie O`Brien, Grace Pafford, Lena Parker, Samantha Payne, Jacob Pfab, Emma Phillips, Haven Pope, Corbin Porthouse, Bryan Proffitt, Autumn Redd, Erika Roark, Ronan Roberts, Tiffany Scrivner, Olivia Seaver, Madison Spence, Hunter Stoddard, Mira Strong, Mary Tackett, Emily Taylor, Vincent Torrijos, Brooke Turner Gregory, Peyton Tuttle, William Van Buskirk, Jordan Wellborn, Reagan Wilkinson, Andrew Wilson, and Connor Yates.

dence that the men set up a cockfighting operation at the property and raised and sparred gamebirds. The Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office set up surveillance on the prop-

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Dr. Eric Jones, Powhatan County Public Schools superintendent, visits with Junior Troop 3029 on April 16 to accept the first piece of artwork to be hung in the new Powhatan Middle School. The artwork was created as a bronze award project (the highest award in Junior Girl Scouts). It was a group effort to research and draw a map of Powhatan County, complete with roads and historical sites within the county.

erty on Manakin Town Ferry Road from August to October 2017 as part of an investigation into what deputies thought was a property where chickens were being raised to be used in cock fighting. When a search warrant was executed in October, officers seized 303 game birds, one Great Pyrenees and two pigs. The chickens were found with wattles and combs that had been trimmed in a way consistent with cock fighting birds. They also seized 122 short knives, which are strapped onto the chickens’ spurs to fight. Also seized were waxed string, mole tape, sparring muffs and boots, and supplements and medications used to enhance their ability to fight. Many of the birds were emaciated because they had not been fed.

tors, and commonwealth’s attorneys around the state dealing with matters involving animal fighting, cruelty, and welfare. Illegal animal fight-

ple don’t understand how graphic and violent cock fighting is, and it is difficult getting a strong sentence because people eat chicken. Whereas with

Help us kick off National EMS & National Police Week, with a day dedicated to meeting the teams that keep our community safe, and to providing helpful safety tips for the whole family!

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AWESOME ACTIVITIES! Meet the crew of Med-Flight I and tour the helicopter Interact with a display of fire engines and ladder trucks, ambulances, police and sheriff cars, and more Meet McGruff the Crime Dog CPR demonstrations, fire extinguisher and 9-1-1 simulators and much more!

GIVING BLOOD SAVES LIVES! Visit the American Red Cross bloodmobile to donate. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to and search sponsor code “safetyday.” Remember: drink plenty of water and bring your photo ID!

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When law enforcement officials raided a property in Powhatan where it was suspected chickens were being raised for cock fighting, they seized 303 birds. Other evidence found on hand were 122 short knives, waxed string, mole tape, sparring muffs and boots, and supplements and medications used to enhance their ability to fight.

The cases were prosecuted by senior assistant attorney general K. Michelle Welch and assistant attorney general Kelci Block from Herring’s first in the nation Animal Law Unit with assistance from the Office of Powhatan Commonwealth’s Attorney Richard Cox, the Office of Powhatan Sheriff Bradford W. Nunnally, the Virginia Animal Fighting Task Force, Louisa CART, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the ASPCA, according to a press release from Herring’s office. In 2015, Herring created the nation’s first OAG Animal Law Unit to serve as a training and prosecution resource for state agencies, investiga-

ing is closely tied to illegal gambling, drug and alcohol crimes, and violence against animals has been shown to be linked to violence towards other people. To date the unit has handled more than 667 matters, to include trainings, prosecutions, and consultations. Cases like this involving cruelty to chickens present less of a challenge when it comes to conviction but a bigger hurdle when it comes to adequate sentencing, said A.K. Taylor, an investigator and member of the board of directors for the Virginia Animal Fighting Task Force. “Chickens are looked at differently than domestic animals. In their heads, people say, ‘We eat chickens.’ Most peo-

dogs, most people think of them as a companion,” Taylor said. As the state garners more and more convictions in these cases and as people become more familiar with how violent cock fighting is, Taylor said she is seeing criminals receive heavier sentences. If law enforcement can secure a guilty verdict and the offender is barred from owning animals, preferably for life, it is a win, she added. “I do feel there are stronger sentences coming down the more we find it and the more we stop it. I wish people would understand the horrific nature of it and disassociate it from he chickens you eat and put a little bit more weight behind it,” she said.

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recommendation to the judge on June 12 for a reasonable sentence. “I will discuss this with both women to see what hardships, if any, this has caused them,” Cerullo said. Entering into a prohibited marriage is a Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of six months in prison and $500 fine according to state code. The names of Adams’ wives and children will not be used in this story because they are considered victims in this case. Adams married his first wife in June 2004 and they had a child together, according to Cerullo. In August


Before bringing containers to the collection site, applicators must triple rinse or jet rinse containers, remove plastic sleeved label and/ or label booklets, and remove caps. To schedule a drop off, contact Rachel Grosse at 804598-5640 or 804-385-5370 or Dave Johnson at 804-385-6231.

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5630 ext. 2422 or 2420 for more information.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church, in partnership with the Powhatan Community Action Agency, is currently looking for volunteer drivers for a pilot transportation program to provide rides for the elderly and disabled. Riders may need transportation to the Free Clinic or another health care providers, to the grocery store, or other necessary tasks. Drivers must provide a current driving record, be able to pass a background check, and take a Driver Safety Course. Drivers may be compensated for their mileage if they choose, and the program will cover insurance on the vehicles while driving for the program. At this time, we are only looking for volunteer drivers. Rider applications are not being accepted at this time. For information on becoming a volunteer driver, contact Maria Sharples, Get A Ride Program director, at 804-372-9755. The Powhatan County Cooperative Extension Office and Powhatan Department of Public Works have partnered with Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (VDACS) to bring a free recycling service to area farmers and horticulture business that were, up until now, without a location to recycle their properly rinsed pesticide containers. The collection site is a shed in the back right corner at Powhatan Volunteer Fire Department Company 1, 3971 Old Buckingham Road.

Backpacks of Love, nonprofit committed to eliminating hunger in school-age children by providing nourishing food for their weekend, needs help. In addition to the constant need for donated individual-sized food items, adults or students are needed to double bag the plastic bags the group packs in, which will help expedite the packing process. (This job can be done at home if people pick up bags at the pantry office.) The group also needs help breaking down boxes for recycling. This job should be done weekly preferably on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/ or Thursdays after packing days. These are great jobs for students looking for community hours. Contact Gloria at 804-598-2723.

The Coalition of Powhatan Churches needs drivers for clients to go to doctor appointments and small errands as present volunteers are being overwhelmed with requests. For more information on volunteering, contact Liz Benton at 804-3726384 or Narconon Arrowhead is here to help you. Narconon offers free addiction counseling, assessments, and referral services to rehabilitation centers nationwide. Call 1-800468-6933 or log on to www.

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also had a child together. No issues were raised at the time, and in fact it was only when Adams’ second wife was about to file for divorce in late 2017 that she learned her marriage to Adams might not be valid, Cerullo said. She contacted the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office, who investigated along with the commonwealth’s attorney’s office, and it was revealed that Adams’ divorce from his first wife was not final until about six months into his second marriage. When entering the guilty plea in court last week, defense attorney Thomas Gordon told Cella this was a case of absolute liability where regardless of what Adams thought or his intentions, he was guilty of entering into



2010, she filed for divorce, and that September, Adams filed an answer. However, while they did not reconcile, neither party made any more motions in the divorce proceedings. An order to dismiss filed in circuit court on Oct. 29, 2014, lists this divorce case as one of several being dismissed because there had not been any activity on them in more than three years. Adams’ first wife filed for divorce again on Dec. 10, 2014, and the final divorce decree was finalized on March 10, 2015, according to court records. However, before any of that took place, Adams married a second woman on Sept. 13, 2014, in Powhatan, according to court records. The couple

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Powhatan Bullnanza will be held on Saturday, May 26 at Rocky Oak Farm, 2693 Rocky Oak Road in Powhatan. Gates open at 5 p.m., shotime at 7:30 p.m. The events include bull riding, cowgirl barrel racing, a mechanical bull, kids mutton bustin, and team roping. Concessions available. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 14 and free for ages 5 and under. For more information, contact Scott Morton at 434-292-3113 or 434-294-1393 or go to www.longbranchrodeo. com. The 38th annual Huguenot Springs Cemetery Memorial Day Service starts at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 28 and is co-sponsored by the J.


Laura McFarland may be reached at throughout the day. There will be a children's activity area, as well as other games and fundraisers at various team campsites. Perhaps the most moving parts of the event is the Survivor's Lap at 7:30 p.m., followed by the lighting of the Luminaria at 9 p.m. For questions, contact Carol Beach at 804-357-3902 or Jeff Beach at 804-338-2873, or you can email

E. B. Stuart Camp #1343 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Huguenot Springs Cemetery Foundation and Knibb’s Battery. The event includes bagpipe music by Virginia Scots Guards and address by Powhatan County Supervisor Larry Nordvig, who will speak about “The Relevance of Memorial Day.” There will be a Presentation of Wreaths, followed by an artillery salute and refreshments. The event will be at 907 Confederate Cemetery Road, Midlothian VA off Huguenot Springs Road just south of Robious Road and west of State Route 288 in Powhatan County. It is free and open to the public. Contact 804-356-8868.

Powhatan Senior Law day is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at the Rescue Squad Building on Marlon Harland Drive. Powhatan seniors can take advantage of this opportunity to receive a will, power of attorney, and/or advanced directives. This program is limited to the first 16 applicants. If interested in this program, contact Pat Geisen at Senior Connections, 24 East Cary Street Richmond, VA 23219 or 804- 343-3059. Leave a message with your name and number. Senior Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 at the Powhatan Armory. Vendors interested in attending or having a booth/table, contact Joan Doss at jdoss@ or call 804-343-3000 and leave a message for Joan Doss. Space is limited to the first 30 vendors.

a prohibited marriage. He said his client was pleading guilty because in the strictest sense of the law, he was guilty. However, he said he planned to speak more to Adams’ knowledge and intentions at the June 12 sentencing hearing. Gordon said in a separate interview that Adams’ situation was not one of a man leading dual lives and intentionally misleading two women; Adams thought he was divorced. “The commonwealth is going to ask for jail time, and I do not feel in this situation there is any reason for jail time whatsoever,” Gordon said.

Powhatan County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Creative Organization (TACO) is a group focused on sharing ideas and creating displays and events for the library. The group meets from 4 to 6 p.m. on select Tuesdays: May 29 and June 5.

Chick-fil-A Westchester Commons, 132 Schofield Drive, Midlothian, will hold a Powhatan High School Scholarship Spirit Night from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. Proceeds from the Prize Wheel (bring cash) and receipts will determine the scholarship amount, which will benefit a senior selected at random.

The 2018 Relay for Life of Powhatan will take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at Powhatan High School's track. The public is invited to work together to "Knock Cancer Off the Board!" Attendees will enjoy entertainment by several groups

An indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2480Batterson Road. Items for sale will include household décor, furniture, kitchen items, jewelry and toys.

Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center needs volunteers to help with sessions with veterans participating in equine therapy. Helpers are needed starting at 9 a.m. on June 5, 13 and 19; July 11 and 17; Aug. 7, 15 and 21, and Sept. 12 and 18. To volunteer, call 804-318-6485. Visit www.

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Indians past and present rally around PHS alumnus Contributed Report


n the halls, stadium, gym and fields of Powhatan High School, one often hears, “Once an Indian, always an Indian!” In the 1980s, this same line echoed, as it does today. As we well know though, words mean nothing without action! Let’s paint the picture. It’s 1987, Robbie Urbine, Tommy Mitchell and Bobby Quinn are all teammates on Jim Woodson’s football team. Mitchell, the quarterback, could never imagine that he would be calling the plays in 2017 as he did in 1987! Quinn was diagnosed with ALS in April 2017. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. When Mitchell discovered this diagnosis, he went to Urbine and said, “We need to do something to help Bobby.” Urbine suggested that he call Wear a Smile, Share a Smile Inc., Billy Dixon (Monacan Chief- Class of 1984), from Dixon’s Auction jumps on board and a huge fundraiser named “Country Kickin’ ALS” was launched. On October 21, 2017, organizers put their energy together and hosted the first Country Kickin’ ALS event at Steam Bell Beer Works. Literally throwing the event together in two months, they had a wonderful day of friendship and fellowship, music, dancing, raffles and auctions! Some of the 2017 Powhatan High School football players came with Coach Woodson to volunteer for the afternoon. Some present didn’t know that Quinn’ football number in the ‘80s was “33” and lo and behold, in walks number “33” from this year’s team. It was an incredible day that allowed organizers to hand a $14,000 check to Michele and Bobby Quinn to offset life’s expenses since Bobby is unable to work. Now, a second Country Kickin’ ALS event is scheduled for Saturday, June 2 at The Great American Ranch, a new business in Midlothian, with a generous and energetic owner and staff (Mauro Garrido). The event begins at noon and goes until midnight. This event promises to be even bigger and better than last year, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to Bobby and Michele Quinn and 20 percent going to Harper’s Hope, the Research Branch of ALS! A full schedule of musical have donated their time and talents: Anderson Highway, Danny Kensy, Dan Nichols, Shaun Fenner, Saddle Jack, South of James and closing the event is national performer Mickie James! Kickin’ Country Line Dancing will give several sessions of line dancing instruction. A Kid’s Zone, complete with a bounce house, face painting, games, corn-hole and potentially a petting zoo will be available from noon to 3 p.m. The Great American Ranch will be donating a per-


Shown above are Billy Dixon, from left, Bobby Quinn, Jim Woodson and Tommy Mitchell. Below is Bobby Quinn and to the right Quinn is shown with the 2017-2018 No. 33 for Powhatan High School.

centage of food and drinks to CKALS, along with Scoops Ice Cream Truck donating proceeds. Raffle items will be scrolling on the televisions screens inside the facility with cell phone bidding capability (thanks to Dixon’s Auction). Heads or Tails will be played twice during the day. Live auctions will occur in the evening and the donated prizes are “off the chain!” Where could you possibly get this much entertainment for $10 (kids under 12 are free) and support our mission in the process?

There will be a launch party from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 at Candela’s Restaurant (on Midlothian Turnpike in the Kroger shopping center). At the launch party, feel free to drop off raffle items, purchase pre-sale tickets, pick up your sponsor packets, purchase bumper stickers, t-shirts and bracelets! Additionally, when you enjoy a beautiful Sunday meal, Sal Candela will donate a percentage of the sales to CKALS! Tickets may be purchased in person at the launch party or by visiting country-kickin-als-tickets-45538669386. Donations may be made at by clicking the “donate” button and putting CKALS in the memo line! There are so many ways and opportunities to be a part of this amazing event! All too often, we focus on what we “can’t” do in situations versus identifying what we “can” do! We “can’t” fix ALS, we “can’t” change Bobby’s diagnosis, but we “can” relieve the financial burdens brought about by everyday living. We “can” support Bobby and Michele emotionally to help them through this terrible time. We “can” introduce them to people who understand, who have lived through this horrible disease.

Celebration of the Horse & Ag Expo


Powhatan’s fourth annual Celebration C of the Horse & Ag Expo was held on May 5 at Rocky Oak Farm. The schedule included a horse and livestock show, children’s activities, educational displays, a corn box for children to play, a silent auction, hay rides, horse rides for children, tractor displays, a dunk tank and more. All proceeds raised at the event will benefit 4-H and FFA youth programs.

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Powhatan baseball coach Gregg Conner (left) walks down the handshake line to congratulate his team after the Indians’ 12-2 win over Louisa on May 11. The win over the Lions was Conner’s 501st of his career, as he earned his 500th on May 8 against Charlottesville.

Powhatan’s Conner earns career win No. 500 By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

What’s the best way to celebrate your 500th career win? Go get win number 501. That’s exactly what Powhatan’s baseball team, headed up by coach Gregg Conner, did on May 11 as the Indians came from behind and defeated Louisa 12-2. “We just battled and battled,” Conner said of the win over the Lions. “I just told

them to hang close and see what happens. And, look what happened.” What happened was an 11-run sixth inning put together by the Indians. After Louisa starting pitcher Robert Grubbs had kept the Indians in check for the first five innings of the game, Powhatan exploded in the sixth to turn what was a close game into a win by the slaughter rule. Grubbs held the Indians to just three hits in the first four innings. In that same span, Powhatan struck out seven times as

a team. Powhatan’s Tommy Preston was dueling with Grubbs and while more Lions reached base than Indians in the first four innings, the Powhatan defense was playing its usual lights-out style. The Lions got on the board in the top of the third inning, when a run scored on a passed ball, and in the fifth when a double to the outfield scored a run. The Indians scored their first run of the game one inning earlier after Matthew Church knocked in Brad Painter on

a double. Church was dynamic for the Indians at the plate and in the field, as he made a diving stop for the first out of the game and made several difficult plays look easy against the Lions. “I played solid and comfortable,” he said. “I tried to play easy and relaxed.” Church said that third base is a new position for him this season, as he’s used to playing second base. “I’ve taken a lot of ground balls at see INDIANS, pg. 3B

Knights baseball falls to Raiders in VCC semis By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot had a tough draw in the Virginia Colonial Conference semifinal game on May 9 at Richmond Christian. The Knights faced off with Southampton Academy and fell 13-0 in the semifinals, eliminating them from the conference tournament. “It was a tough one,” coach James Poore said. “I thought Southampton played well. Their pitcher pitched well. PHOTO BY BILLY FELLIN We didn’t hit the ball as well as we could Blessed Sacrament Huguenot’s Reilly Dickerson started on the mound for have and that was probably the differthe Knights in the Virginia Colonial Conference semifinal on May 9. ence.”

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot went down in order in the first inning and Southampton Academy responded by scoring two runs in the bottom of the frame off a two-run triple to make it 2-0 after one complete inning. In the second, Jack McMinn reached on a one-out walk, but was thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice ground ball to the pitch off the bat of Owen Long. Long didn’t advance past first as the inning ended when Nick Dawson popped out to first. The Raiders offense opened the flood gates in the bottom of the second, scoring eight runs in the frame. see KNIGHTS, pg. 4B



Later, in the bottom of the third, Hasty doubled, which WHO: NOA HASTY scored Robbie Kurtz and Tyler WHAT HE DID: In the bottom of the first, Hasty Hall to make it a 4-3 game at the time. Blessed Sacrament Huguenot’s knocked in Chris Gupton with Noa Hasty got the job done both a single to score the first run of On the mound, Hasty recorded at the plate and on the mound the game. six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of against Kenston Forest on May 2. work.

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Powhatan’s Reagan Thomas (left), along with her parents Karen and Michael Thomas, as well as Brooke Nevius (right), along with mother Wanda Nevius, were honored as seniors by the girls lacrosse team following the Indians’ 14-10 win over Charlottesville on May 8.

Powhatan lacrosse teams honor five seniors By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

The Powhatan lacrosse teams hosted a doubleheader against Charlottesville on May 8 and between the games took the time to honor five total seniors. On the girls side, the Indians honored Reagan Thomas and Brooke Nevius. Thomas said that the improvement she’s seen in the team and program overall has been “crazy.” “To go from one win to being on track for a 50-50 season, I think that’s just crazy to have done that in just one year,” she said. Thomas has also seen a transition of the overall mindset of the program as to how it approaches the game. “I think, at first, we were low-stress and just out here to have fun,” she said. “Now, we’ve grown into a program where we still have all the fun that we used to have, but the winning exponentially grows it.” Thomas plans to attend the University of Virginia to study computer science and chemistry. Nevius said that she’s enjoyed watching the team grow as a whole since its fruition. “We’ve grown closer together over the years,” she said. “That’s really shown on the field with the team. We work together as a team. It isn’t just one per-

son doing everything. “We have just worked hard every year and we’ve just gotten better and better. That has shown all year with our wins and our losses. We just work really well together,” she said. Nevius plans to attend George Mason University and study music technology and minor in forensic science. Coach Laura Camp wrote in an email that her seniors have provided valuable leadership both on and off the field. “Reagan consistently gives 200 percent in both practice and games,” she wrote. “She is a huge asset and will leave a big role for the younger players to fill. Brooke is a true example of resilience. She has had to overcome several injuries this season, yet still comes to every practice with a positive attitude.” On the field against the Black Knights, Thomas led the Indians with four goals in the 14-10 win. Michala Taylor scored three goals, while Anna Camp, AnnaGrace Causey and Ashley Van Buskirk each added two goals. Nailah Chambers had one goal on the night. On the boys side, Harlan Menger, Chris Medina and Jacob Marshall were honored prior to the Indians’ game against the Black Knights. Menger said that it’s “amazing” to be a senior on the team and to be in-


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volved in the program. “This program has grown so much ever since I’ve been in the program my freshman year,” he said. “I’ve played with some of the most amazing guys.” Like Thomas and Nevius, Menger has been a member of the program since its inception and he said that it’s been a pivotal part of his growth as a player and as a person. “It’s given me skills that allow me to go to the next level,” he said. “I really thank them for that and all the coaches I’ve had through the years. They’ve all supported me.” In November, Menger signed to play lacrosse at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Medina wrote in an email that being one of three seniors on the team has meant a lot to him. “To be able to come into this team my first year at Powhatan and play such a huge role on the team gave me a lot of confidence,” he wrote. “Coach Joe Niles also gave me lots of freedom on both sides of the ball and let me play my game naturally, which helped me play better. His coaching helped me elevate my game this year to another level.” Medina joined the Indians after moving to the area from New York. Medina will join Menger in playing lacrosse in college as he will play at the University of Tampa. “I received an invite to a prospect camp for the University of Tampa and it caught my attention,” he wrote. “I had not contacted them until this summer when I moved from New York to Powhatan. I met Coach Tom Diehl, who had coached at many great college lacrosse programs, and I reached out to him to help improve my game the offseason before my last season. After talking to him about college, he told me he knew Coach Whipple at Tampa and that he would put in a good word for me. The rest was history.” Medina wrote that Tampa was the choice for him since it combined being a great school, a great lacrosse program and being in an area he likes and has family in. He plans to become a physician’s assistant. Medina wrote that he will remember the bonds he built in the Powhatan community in such a short


Powhatan’s Harlan Menger (top), with his parents Deborah and Clark Menger; Chris Medina (center), with parents Jimmy and Shiela Medina, and Jacob Marshall (bottom) with parents Karen and Lenny Marshall were honored prior to the Indians’ 14-12 loss to Charlottesville on May 8.

time. “I joined the fall ball team and from the very first practice, every single coach and player on the team talked to me and made me feel welcome,” he wrote. “I could not be more grateful I had the chance to play with such amazing players. I also have to thank my friends from outside the lacrosse team. They brought me in, built friendships that will last forever and gave me memories I will never forget. They are my family and I could not thank them enough for everything they have done for me.” Marshall said that the team has been like a family to him over his team with the Indians. “I’ll always have their

back and they’ll always have mine,” he said. “I didn’t want our last home game to go like this. It was a fun run. The boys will be ready next year.” Marshall also played for the Indians lacrosse team since its inception into VHSL competition. “To build the way we have in three short years, it’s amazing,” he said. “Sure, we have a losing record, but we are playing these teams close. This game, we only lost by two. We’re showing improvement. We’re excelling at a rate that no other team is.” Marshall plans to attend John Tyler to become an RN with plans to learn more through a hospital and become a nurse. Powhatan boys la-

crosse coach Joe Niles wrote in an email that his seniors have been the “anchor” of the team this year. “They are a super group of hard working student athletes,” he wrote. “All three of them are amazing lacrosse players who have a true passion for the game. They have also been mentors for many of the younger players on the field this year.” On the field, the Indians fell to Charlottesville 12-10. Corey Palmore led the Indians with four goals, while Ethan Niles had three, Carter Massengill had two and Jared Somerville, Branden Palmore and Medina added one each.

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The Powhatan Junior High School baseball team defeated Nottoway 4-0 for the Southside Middle School Conference championship on May 3. It is the second title in two years for the Indians and the third crown in the last four years for the team. Front R\row (L to R): William Tuttle, Evan Reese, Ben Schubert, Andrew Shiflett, Hunter Beil, Conner Hedgepeth, Matthew Layman; middle row: Luke Burkhart, Andrew Cheatham, Dylan Trevillian, Carter Dawson, Alex Reeves, Brandon Lyman, Thomas Robinson, Kendrick Sheffield; back row: Coach Ott Mullins, Jacob Dehart, Zack Karanian, Mitch Bolt, Emory Bradley, Jason Worthington, Josh Boelt, Coach Phil Nusbaum, Coach Jarrett Fields.

PJHS wins back-to-back crowns for first time Sports Editor

In April, the Powhatan Junior High baseball team found itself on the wrong end of a 2-1 final against Louisa during the Powhatan Baseball Invitational. It was the first loss of the season for the Indians and turned out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise. “We were all just ready to come back and play again,” coach Ott Mullins said. “We had gotten a bit overconfident. I think that loss was very timely in our success. After that, we just came out and played well. I told them after (that game) to not cry over spilled milk. I told them we’d see (Louisa) again the next day. It was a good loss.” Powhatan came back from that loss to go on a run through the consolation bracket and defeated

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practice,” he said. In the top of the sixth, Jordan Shumate relieved Preston on the mound and while he allowed a leadoff double, Shumate shut down the Lions after that with two ground balls and a strikeout. Cody Willis led off the sixth with a double and scored when Jacob Beil hit a groundball to shortstop that the Lions defender couldn’t handle, which tied the game. Brandon Eike worked a walk, followed by a tworun double off the bat of Nick Rini. Tymothy Hart singled, which moved Rini to third. Hunter Hopkins knocked Rini in with a single of his own that started a run of five consecutive hitters to bring home runs. Painter singled, Church and Logan Amiss both doubled and Willis singled, all of which brought home runs. Beil reached base again on a walk and was eventually brought home on a double by Tanner Ritt which ended the game in a 12-2 slaughter rule final. “We just found a way,” Conner said. “That’s what

Louisa twice in the tournament final to win the invitational. “After that, we settled in to become the team that we all knew we could be,” Mullins said. From that point on, the Indians did not lose a game the rest of the season. That undefeated run carried the team all the way to the Southside Middle School Conference title game, which ended in a 4-0 final in favor of the Indians and secured back-toback championships for the first time in the team’s history. It is the third conference crown for the team in the last four seasons. “We had a really good year,” Mullins said. “It was amazing.” It was also the first time that the team had ever won an invitational tournament and the conference crown in the same season.

According to the team’s Facebook page that recounted the events of the final, the Indians scored a run in the first inning, another in the third and two more in the fifth during the championship final against Nottoway. The Indians offense was a force this season, as the team outscored their opponents 250-28. Mullins said that this year, the team bought into working hard and improving. “There was some terrible practice days this year,” he said. “It was freezing cold. The whole month of March practically was so windy, you could barely stand to be outside, let alone practice baseball. But they are just a resilient bunch of kids. They worked hard and they wanted each other to succeed. They’re a hard working bunch of kids. On top

good teams do. It’s a big win for us. It keeps our momentum going.” The win was a fitting celebration for Conner as the Indians extended their winning streak to 13 games. Powhatan defeated Charlottesville 12-0 on May 8 for the Conner’s 500th career win as head coach of the Indians. His players celebrated by dunking Conner with their water cooler. “It’s a good win for Powhatan baseball,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of great players, great assistant coaches and great support from the community. I’m lucky to be part of it.” Conner was quick to point out that longtime coach Bob Baltimore has been a huge part of the success of the Indians baseball program. Baltimore has been on the Indians coaching staff for 50 years and the baseball field at Powhatan High School is named after him. Conner has been the Indians head coach for 34 years and has won two state championships with the Indians. The first state title came in 2008 in a 7-4 win

over Allegheny in Group AA. Then, in 2012, the Indians won the title again in a 4-1 win over Brookville. “Our program has been successful, and over the long haul we’ve been able to sustain what we do,” he said. “It’s a tribute to the players, coaches and this community.” According to the Virginia High School League record book, as well as information from the Virginia High School Coaches Association website, Conner is the Richmondarea leader in wins for baseball coaches. Powhatan’s Jacob Frame and Zach Tillery combined to allow just three hits against Charlottesville. Amiss was 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs, while Aidan Voorhees was 1 for 2 with an RBI. The Indians also defeated Monticello on May 7 by a score of 7-2. Eike was 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs against the Mustangs. Powhatan faced Fluvanna on May 15 and will host Monticello again on May 17 as the season winds down and the playoffs approach.

of that, they are a really fun group of kids.” Overall, Mullins said that the team was a good unit overall. “Top to bottom we had a great batting lineup,” he said. “There were no easy outs in there.” One player that stood out for Mullins was Zach Karanian, who didn’t play on the team last season. Despite missing a season, Karanian didn’t miss a beat when he played this year. “He came out and he was amazing,” Mullins said. “He was toasting balls over the fence in practice. That gives everyone something to shoot for. He hit cleanup for us all year. He was just hammering the ball. He was someone that really paced us offensively the whole year.” Mullins also said that catcher Brandon Lyman

did a great job behind the plate this season with handling all the different pitchers that took the mound. “We were able to throw whatever we wanted to,” he said. “If he’s knocking down those pitches, you can back a lot of curveballs in the dirt for some strikes. It opens a whole new game for you if you can trust your catcher like that. Most coaches know that is something that helps your team if you can trust your catcher with the game.” The assistant coaches for the team also played a large role in the success of the Indians this season, according to Mullins. “The two assistants we have, Phil Nusbaum and Jarrett Fields, both of those guys gave 100 percent of their effort to every player on the team,” he said. “When you have that

going for you, that continuity, that really showed dividends all season long.” This team will certainly be memorable for how much fun this team was to be around, Mullins said. “I can’t say that I’ve coached a more fun team,” he said. “I’ll remember how we got where we were as a team. I’m just really happy and blessed with the support we get from the athletic director, the administration and Powhatan Parks and Rec. It’s unbelievable. Most of all, I’m proud of the way our assistant coaches at the middle school got with the program. We have three coaches now that are buying into that concept and it is working out well. It’s showing up with the seniors that are at the high school now.”

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Indians honor seniors on court, defeat Black Knights By Billy Fellin Sports Editor

On May 8, the Powhatan girls tennis team honored its four seniors prior to the match against Charlottesville. Takara “TK” Barnwell, Emmy Melchert, Ali Anderson and Sydney Dorn were honored by coach Jennifer Campbell and their teammates prior to the match. “I’ve seen everybody from freshman to now juniors, and I’ve supported all of them and they’ve supported me,” Barnwell said. Barnwell has been playing tennis for three years at Powhatan. “I enjoy being around my teammates,” she said. “I enjoy playing the actual sport and not being so aggressive.” Barnwell said that the team’s performance this year has been due to practice, practice and more practice. “We’ve had a lot of team bonding as well,” she said. “Being older, I do my own thing. But, when they need me, I’m there for them. I’m like a mom.” She said that she’ll remember how “awesome” the team has become since

she started three years ago. Barnwell plans to attend John Tyler and will transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University to study dentistry. Of the seniors, Barnwell is the most experienced in terms of years playing tennis for Powhatan. Dorn, Melchert and Anderson are all in their first seasons playing tennis for the Indians. “It’s my first and last year,” Dorn said. “They’ve really made me feel like a member of a family.” Two of Dorn’s friends encouraged her to try out for the team, despite Dorn “not knowing anything” about tennis. “It’s a newfound passion,” she said. While she admitted it was intimidating coming into a completely new sport, she has learned quite a lot in a short amount of time. “It’s a lot of being solo,” she said. “You play by yourself, and then you play doubles. I’ve learned a lot about myself.” Dorn said that she plans to play club tennis while in college. She said that she is planning to attend Mary Washington and study chemistry.

While Melchert is a new member of the Indians tennis team, she was familiar with the game beforehand. “My family plays tennis,” she said. “We play over the summer and on the weekends. I was really busy every year before now. I cut some things back so that I could be a member of the team.” Melchert said that she’s thoroughly enjoyed her time as a member of the Indians girls tennis team. “It’s a lot of fun,” she said. “Everyone has been really nice and teaching me how to do things. It’s been so much fun, I’m really glad that I did it.” Melchert said she plans to attend Virginia Tech and study engineering. Anderson is no stranger to Powhatan athletics as she was a member of the girls basketball team. “Tennis was something that I always wanted to do, but I was too scared to try out,” she said. “Everyone made it feel like a family. There wasn’t that much pressure; we’re all having fun.” Anderson said that a trip over the summer to see the US Open is what gave her the push she needed to try out for the team.

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L to R: TK Barnwell, Sydney Dorn, Ali Anderson and Emmy Melchert were honored as the Indians girls tennis team seniors on May 8.

“I loved it,” she said. “I was so excited about it and I really wanted to play.” Anderson has advanced from the number seven spot to the number two spot in singles. She said that she’s been “putting in a lot of time” both at practice and outside of practice. Anderson is headed to the University of Virginia

to study mathematics and possibly become an actuary. She said that she’ll remember the tennis team most about her time at Powhatan. “It was something I really wanted to do,” she said. “It’s my goal that I accomplished.” Powhatan came out on top with a 5-4 win over their Jefferson District

foe. Melchert and Dorn each won their singles matches by scores of 10-3 and 10-1, respectively. McKenna Adams won her match 10-0 and Haley Balzer won her match 105. In doubles, Barnwell and Dorn combined to defeat Rachel Barnard and Lucia Adday 8-2 to clinch the win for the Indians.


After Dawson reached, Carson Connor struck out to end the game via the slaughter rule. “We’ve got to hit the ball a little better,” Poore said. The Knights advanced to the semifinals after a 12-2 win over Kenston Forest on May 7. Noa Hasty earned the win for the Knights in that game as he pitched six innings and allowed two runs on five hits. Roudabush led the way for the Blessed Sacrament Huguenot offense, going 3 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Tyler Hall and Robbie Kurtz were each 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs, and Long was 3 for 4 with three runs scored. Poore said that the Knights advancing as far as they did in the conference tournament was a

sign of good things in the future for his young squad. Despite the loss, the Knights qualified for the Virginia Independent Athletic Association state tournament and hit the road on May 14 for the opening round game against No. 1 Walsingham Academy. “We can win,” Poore said about the matchup with the Trojans. “We just have to play well.” Poore said that by the time the VCC tournament rolls around next season, the Knights will have had a lot more experience under their belts. “We’re trying to play in the fall together,” he said. “So, that’s another season. By the time we get here (next year), the kids will be bigger and stronger. I’m looking forward to it.”

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Blessed Sacrament Huguenot starter Reilly Dickerson was chased in the second and was relieved by Kemper Roudabush. Roudabush was able to stop the bleeding and end the second inning with no further damage done on the scoreboard. The Knights were unable to respond in the top of the third inning as they went down in order. Southampton Academy’s offense scored three more runs in the bottom of the third inning to pad the lead further. The Knights went down in order in the fourth and Long reached base in the fifth inning on a walk, but he was thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice off Dawson’s bat.

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MLB’s College Baseball: TCU at Texas. (N) (Live) Å MLB Whiparound Speak SportCtr To Be Announced To Be Announced SportsCenter Wheel J’pardy! Grey’s Anatomy (N) Station 19 (N) Å Quantico (In Stereo) News Kimmel News Access Big Bang Sheldon Life in Pieces Å S.W.A.T. “Hoax” News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang Gotham Å (DVS) Show-Apollo Fox News at Ten DailyMail Mike ET Inside Ellen’s Game American Ninja Warrior (N) (In Stereo) News J. Fallon Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Get Fit With Kerstin Martha Stewart Shoe Shopping Chair Gym: H by Halston PBS NewsHour (N) Currents Inside Orchard House: Royal Wedding Front and Center Original Vicar Civilizations Å First Civilizations Globe Trekker Å 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 Jay Leno’s Garage Jay Leno’s Garage The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News Night NCIS (In Stereo) NCIS “Family” NCIS (In Stereo) NCIS (In Stereo) NCIS “Chimera” NCIS: New Orleans ››‡ “Now You See Me” (2013) ››‡ “Focus” (2015) Will Smith. Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld ››‡ “Old School” (2003) Luke Wilson. Conan Å Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Friends Friends Friends Friends ›‡ “The Waterboy” (1998, Comedy) “Happy Gilmore” Office Office Office Office Drunk Drunk Drunk Drunk Daily Opposi Naked and Afraid Naked and Afraid Naked Afraid Naked and Naked and Afraid Long Lost Family Long Lost Family Long Lost Family Long Lost Family Long Lost Family North Woods Law: Uncuffed (In Stereo) Lone Star Law Lone Star Law Å Lone Star Law Å “X-Men: First” Siren “Street Fight” ›› “A Walk to Remember” (2002) Å The 700 Club Å M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Nobod Mom King King “Dr Gillespie” ›› “Angel” (1937) Marlene Dietrich. Å ›› “The Devil Is a Woman” Desire Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Middle Middle Middle Middle Golden Golden “Harry & Meghan” ››‡ “Two Weeks Notice” (2002) Å ›› “Where the Heart Is” (2000) Å Flip or Flip or Flip or Flip or Flip/Flop Flip/Flop Hunters Hunt Intl Hunters Hunters Chopped Å Chopped Å Chopped Å Beat Beat Beat Beat Takers ›› “Soul Plane” (2004, Comedy) Kevin Hart. ››‡ “ATL” (2006) Tip Harris. ›› “Men in Black II” (2002, Action) Å Krypton “Hope” ››› “Men in Black” (1997, Action) Å “Escape Plan” Å ››› “Open Range” (2003, Western) Robert Duvall. Å “The Lone Ranger” Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man ››‡ “Draft Day” (2014, Drama) Kevin Costner. Draft Day Swamp People Swamp People Swamp People (N) Truck Night Swamp People




MAY 18

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MAY 19

MLS Soccer Russia’s Journey World Drag Racing Baseball Tonight MLB Baseball: Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros. (N) (Live) SportsCenter Funny Videos American Idol (N) (In Stereo Live) Å Deception (N) Å News Scandal 60 Minutes (N) Å NCIS: Los Angeles (N) Å (DVS) Madam Secretary News Person Burgers Burgers Simpson Brooklyn Fam Guy Burgers News Big Bang ROH Wrestling Dateline NBC Å Billboard Music Awards: (N) (In Stereo Live) Å News Edition Blue Bloods Blue Bloods Blue Bloods Blue Bloods Bones (In Stereo) Dooney & Bourke (N) (Live) Å Air Conditioner Susan Graver Style Summertime (Live) Downton Abbey Little Women on Masterpiece: (N) Å American Masters (In Stereo) Poetry André: Visions of Italy: André Rieu: Waltzing Forever: Visions of Italy: CNN Newsroom CNN Newsroom Anthony Bourd. United Shades United Shades 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 Å Shark Tank 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 Mod Fam Mod Fam Hobbit Pregame NBA Basketball: Rockets at Warriors Inside the NBA (N) Claws Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Jokers Drop/Mic Jokers Drop/Mic Storage Storage Storage Wars: Biggest Scores (N) Å 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 Afraid Naked and Afraid XL: Uncensored Naked and Afraid Naked and Afraid 90 Day Fiance: 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? (N) Lost in Transition 90 Day Fiancé River Monsters River Monsters How to Catch How to Catch Robson Green: Ex Just Go ›‡ “Grown Ups” (2010, Comedy) Adam Sandler. “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” (1994) Reba Reba Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Mom Mom King King “Oliver!” (1968) “The Enchanted Cottage” ››‡ “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman” (1951) “Royally Ever After” (2018, Romance) Good Witch Å Wed Golden Golden Golden “My Husband” “Deadly Matrimony” (2018, Suspense) “The Bachelor Next Door” (2017, Drama) Lake Lake Lake Lake Carib Carib Mexico Mexico Hunters Hunters Worst Cooks Worst Cooks Worst Cooks Iron Chef America Iron Chef America “Diary of Mad” ›‡ “Obsessed” (2009, Suspense) Idris Elba. Martin Martin Martin “Jurassic Park” ›› “Faster” (2010) Dwayne Johnson. ›› “The Mechanic” (2011, Action) “Run All Night” Fear the Walking Fear the Walking Into the Badlands Talking Dead Å ››› “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977, Comedy) ›› “Smokey and the Bandit II” (1980, Comedy) Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn


Herd Varied Programs Lines NFL Live The Chew General Hosp. Young Bold The Talk The Doctors Maury Days of Lives Rachael Ray Heat of Night Heat of Night Varied Programs Splash Super Curious Pink Tiger Splash Se Super Wolf CNN Newsroom MSNBC Live MSNBC Live Power Lunch Overtime Daily Briefing Varied Programs Supernatural Bones Friends Friends Friends Friends Varied Programs Rose. Rose. Rose. Rose. ’70s ’70s ’70s ’70s Varied Programs Hoard-Buried My 600-Lb. Life My Cat Hell Pit Bulls-Parole Varied Middle Varied Programs Gunsmoke Gunsmoke Movie Varied Programs Home & Family Movie The First 48 The First 48 Varied Programs Pioneer Pioneer Varied Programs Payne Payne Browns Browns Movie Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs House House House House Varied Programs

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Nation Ques Dr. Phil Steve Steve Wilkos News Inside Blue Bloods Gourmet Nature Wild Ready Odd Dino Peg Se Splash CNN Newsroom Jake Tapper MSNBC Live Deadline: White Closing Bell Shepard Smith Neil Cavuto

Speak for Your Around Pardon 8 News 8 News News News Judge Judge News News Blue Bloods Varied Programs Odd Cyber Curious Pink Situation Room MTP Daily Fast Varied The Five

Bones Bones Friends Friends Amer. Amer.

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NBA: The Jump Dr. Oz Show Ellen Show Jerry Springer Wendy Williams Blue Bloods

Rose. ’70s

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NASCAR Hub SportsCenter News ABC News CBS Fam Fam News News Var. Programs News Busi Nature Wild Situation Room The Beat With Mad Money Special Report

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Var. Programs Say Varied Say Yes, Dress Pit Bulls-Parole Lone Star Law North Woods

Var. Programs Var. Programs Movie Gunsmoke Griffith Griffith Griffith Griffith MASH MASH Movie Varied Movie Varied Movie Last Last Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Var. Programs

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MAY 21

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UFC Ten UFC UFC Reloaded (N) Å MLB Whiparound SportCtr NBA Countdown (N) NBA Basketball: Celtics at Cavaliers SportsCenter Wheel J’pardy! Dancing With Stars American Idol “119 (Grand Finale)” Å News Kimmel News Access Big Bang Man-Plan Big Bang Mom Elementary (N) Å News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang 2018 Miss USA: (N) (In Stereo Live) Å Fox News at Ten DailyMail Mike ET Inside The Voice “Live Finale, Part 1” (N) Å Running Wild 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 Cops Cops Inspired Style (Live) LOGO by Lori Isaac Mizrahi Live! PM Style With Shawn Killinger (N) (Live) PBS NewsHour (N) Antique Roadshow Antique Roadshow Independent Lens (In Stereo) Currents VCU Currents Flying Currents American Masters (In Stereo) Georgia: 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 American Greed American Greed The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News Night Mod Fam Mod Fam WWE Monday Night RAW (N) (In Stereo Live) Å Ninja vs. Ninja “Now You See Me” ›› “Divergent” (2014) Shailene Woodley. ››‡ “Insurgent” (2015) Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy American American Conan (N) Å Jonestown: Wm: Waco: Madman or Messiah: Å Waco: Madman or Messiah: Å Friends Friends Friends Friends It Was Him Cops (N) Cops Cops Cops Office Office Office Office Office Office Office Office Daily Opposi Street Outlaws: Full Throttle (In Stereo) Street Outlaws Å Street Outlaws Å Street Outlaws Å Who Do You Who Do You Who Do You Who Do You Who Do You Alaska- Last Fr. Alaska- Last Fr. Alaska- Last Fr. Alaska- Last Fr. I Was Prey Å “Ace Ventura: Nature Calls” ››› “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008) Å The 700 Club Å M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Love-Raymond Raymond Raymond Mom Mom King King “Night Must Fall” ›››› “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940) ›››› “Casablanca” (1942, Drama) Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Middle Middle Middle Middle Golden Golden The First 48 Å The First 48 The First 48 The Real SVU Å The First 48 Love It or List It Love It or List It Love It or List It (N) Hunters Hunt Intl Hunters Hunt Intl Bakers vs. Fakers Best Baker Best Baker Masters Dallas Vegas Vegas ››‡ “The Fighting Temptations” (2003) ››› “Waiting to Exhale” (1995) Whitney Houston. “Mad Max-Thunderdome” ›› “Faster” (2010) ››‡ “Con Air” (1997, Action) Nicolas Cage. Å The Terror (N) Å Story of Science The Terror Å ››› “Black Mass” (2015) Johnny Depp. Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man ›››‡ “Fight Club” (1999) American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn


NASCAR RaceDay NASCAR Racing UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman (Live) SportCtr NBA Countdown (N) NBA Basketball: Celtics at Cavaliers SportsCenter Wheel J’pardy! American Idol “117 (Top 5)” (In Stereo) 20/20 (In Stereo) News CSI Bensin Whacked Royal Romance: The Marriage: 48 Hours (In Stereo) News Person Big Bang Big Bang MasterChef Å Show-Apollo News Mod Fam Show-Apollo NHL Hockey: Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning. (N) Saturday Night Live News SNL Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man IT Cosmetics (N) (Live) Å Shawn’s Beauty Secrets “IT Cosmetics” IT Cosmetics (Live) Lawrence Welk A Place to Call Wait ... Vicar The Tunnel Globe Trekker Impossible Builds Nature (In Stereo) NOVA Wonders POV “Almost Sunrise” (In Stereo) Å The Royal Wedding: Å 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 NCIS “Dog Tags” NCIS NCIS (In Stereo) NCIS NCIS “Lockdown” NCIS “Family First” “Star Wars: Att” ››› “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” (2005, Science Fiction) “Star Wars: The” 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 -- 02.16.18” (In Stereo) Å Expend ››‡ “The Expendables 2” (2012, Action) Å ›› “The Expendables 3” (2014, Action) “Dumb & Dumber” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” Deadliest Catch Deadliest Catch Deadliest Catch Deadliest Catch Deadliest Catch Trading Spaces (N) Trading Spaces (N) Nate & Jeremiah Royal Wedding: Trading Spaces The Zoo (In Stereo) Bronx Tales Bronx Tales Bronx Tales Bronx Tales ›‡ “Grown Ups” (2010, Comedy) Adam Sandler. ›› “Just Go With It” (2011) Adam Sandler. Å Golden Golden Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Mom Mom King King “Valley of Kings” ››› “Desk Set” (1957) Spencer Tracy. ››› “Pat and Mike” (1952, Comedy) “Royal Matchmaker” (2018, Romance) “Royally Ever After” (2018, Romance) Wed Golden Coverage of Royal Wedding: (N) Å “Harry & Meghan” Fixer Fixer Fixer Upper Å Fixer Upper Å House Hunters Mountain Mountain Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive “Big Momma 2” ›› “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” (2005) Kimberly Elise. “Obsessed” (2009) “Lost World” ›››‡ “Jurassic Park” (1993, Adventure) Sam Neill. Futurama Futurama “Independence” ››‡ “Run All Night” (2015, Action) Liam Neeson. ››› “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004) ››› “Elf” (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell. Å Big ››› “Elf” (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell. American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers

MAY 16 - MAY 22


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MAY 20




NASCAR Racing RaceDay NASCAR Racing Drag Racing MLB College Softball College Softball SportsCenter (Live) Wheel Jeopardy Once Upon a Time S.H.I.E.L.D. 20/20 (In Stereo) News Kimmel News Access Undercover Hawaii Five-0 Å Blue Bloods News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang MasterChef (Season Finale) (In Stereo) News First Spo DailyMail Mike ET Inside Blindspot (N) Å Dateline NBC (N) (In Stereo) 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 Jane’s Closet (Live) RADLEY London Beauty Night with Sandra & Alberti “IT Cosmetics” (Live) Å PBS NewsHour (N) Wash Principle American Masters (In Stereo) Royal Wedding Austin VCU Backyard Antique Roadshow Downton Abbey Highclere Castle: PBS NewsHour (N) E. B. OutFront Anderson Cooper Special Report Royal Wedding Royal Wedding 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 American Greed The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News Night Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam NCIS: New Orleans ››› “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013) “HG: Mckingjay” Burgers Burgers Burgers ››‡ “San Andreas” (2015) Dwayne Johnson. ELEAGUE Live PD (In Stereo) Live PD: Rewind (N) Live PD “Live PD -- 01.13.18” (In Stereo) Å ›‡ “The Waterboy” (1998, Comedy) ›› “Happy Gilmore” (1996, Comedy) “Tropic Thunder” Office Office Office ››› “Dumb & Dumber” (1994) Jim Carrey. Å Task... Task... BattleBots Å BattleBots (N) Å Bering Sea Gold Deadliest Catch Bering Sea Gold Harry/Meghan: Prince Harry: Meghan Markle: Secrets: Meghan Markle: Tanked (In Stereo) Tanked: Unfiltered Tanked (In Stereo) Tanked (In Stereo) Tanked (In Stereo) Walk ››‡ “The Notebook” (2004, Romance) Ryan Gosling. Å The 700 Club Å M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Mom Mom King King “Mata Hari” (1931) ››‡ “School for Scoundrels” (1960) ››‡ “The Belles of St. Trinian’s” (1954) “Very Valentine” “Sun, Sand & Romance” (2017, Drama) Middle Middle Golden Golden Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Hunters Hunters Dream Dream Dream Dream Hunters Hunt Intl Hunters Hunt Intl Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Martin Martin Martin Martin ››‡ ATL ››‡ “This Christmas” (2007) Delroy Lindo. Å “Jurassic Park III” ››‡ “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997) Jeff Goldblum. Futurama Futurama Fear the Walking ››› “Open Range” ››› “Independence Day” (1996, Science Fiction) Will Smith. Last Man Last Man ›‡ “Hope Floats” (1998, Romance) Sandra Bullock. Å ›‡ “Hope Floats” Ancient Aliens Ancient Aliens Ancient Aliens (N) The Tesla Files (N) Ancient Aliens Å

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MAY 16

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MAY 22

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MLB’s UFC Ton. UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman Å MLB Whiparound MLB Baseball: Cleveland Indians at Chicago Cubs. (N) (Live) MLB Baseball: Rockies at Dodgers Wheel J’pardy! Rose. The Middle (N) Splitting For the People Å News Kimmel News Access NCIS (N) Å (DVS) Bull (In Stereo) Å NCIS: New Orleans News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang ››‡ “Hancock” (2008) Will Smith. Å Fox News at Ten DailyMail Mike ET Inside The Voice (N) Å The Voice “Live Finale, Part 2” (N) Å News J. Fallon Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops “Anger Manage.” NuFACE Anti-Aging Miz Mooz Shoes The Find With Shawn Killinger “NuFACE” (N) (Live) Å PBS NewsHour (N) The Great American Read “Launch” (N) Frontline (In Stereo) Independent Lens Articu Wait ... A Place to Call American Masters American Masters 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 The Profit Å The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News Night Mod Fam Mod Fam WWE SmackDown! (In Stereo Live) Å Chrisley Cromar Mod Fam Mod Fam “Mission: Imp. 3” NBA Pregame Å NBA Basketball: Rockets at Warriors In NBA Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Last O.G. Conan (N) Å The First 48 Å The First 48 Å The First 48 Å The First 48 Å The First 48 Å Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Ink Master: Angels “Red Dawn” (2012) Office Office Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Jefferies Daily Opposi Deadliest Catch Deadliest Catch Deadliest Catch (N) Last Outpost Å Deadliest Catch Little People, World Little People, World Little People, World Our Wild Life (N) Little People, World River Monsters River Monsters River Monsters River Monsters River Monsters “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” ››› “Definitely, Maybe” (2008) Ryan Reynolds. The 700 Club Å M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Love-Raymond Raymond Raymond Mom Mom King King “There Goes” “Nancy Drew” “Nancy Drew -- Reporter” “Nancy-Trouble Shooter” Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Middle Middle Middle Middle Golden Golden Grey’s Anatomy ››‡ “Jumping the Broom” (2011) Å “Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club” Fixer Upper Å Fixer Hunters Good Bones Å Hidden Hunters Hunters Hunters Chopped Å Chopped Å Chopped (N) Å Chopped Å Chopped Å ›‡ “Obsessed” (2009, Suspense) Idris Elba. In Contempt (N) In Contempt “Con Air” (1997) ›› “National Treasure” (2004, Adventure) Nicolas Cage. Å Futurama Futurama “Battle: Los Ang” ››› “Twister” (1996, Action) Helen Hunt. Å ››› “Twister” (1996, Action) Last Man Last Man ››‡ “Country Strong” (2010, Drama) Gwyneth Paltrow. Å “Country Strong” Forged in Fire Forged in Fire Forged in Fire (N) Knife or Death Forged in Fire Å

Powhatan Today, May 16, 2018

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“Your Home is My Business”

Powhatan, VA

P.O. Box 67 Powhatan, VA 23139

“Thank you for supporting your local Habitat for Humanity chapter, building homes and hope in Powhatan County.”

Bruce Blackwell State Licensed Home Inspector #3380000220 NRS

(804) 921-8367


Recruitment ADMIN. & OFFICE WORK Amelia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is looking for a Full-Time Receptonist Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. 5:00p.m. Great Benefits Package, Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay Offered. Please apply in person at 8830 Virginia Street, Amelia 23002. E.O.E.

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT Executive Director/Chief Operations Officer Habitat for Humanity Powhatan, Inc. is seeking a full-time Executive Director /Chief Operations Officer. The mission of Habitat for Humanity Powhatan is to build homes and to perform critical repairs for qualified residents of Powhatan. Habitat for Humanity Powhatan is a non-profit organization which relies on donations to fulfill its mission. Duties include fundraising and oversight of operations of the organization as well as community involvement, public speaking, and press releases. This position requires an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and experience with MS Word and Excel, and Power Point. A Powhatan resident is preferred. Construction experience desirable. Salary range: $50,000-$60,000. To be considered for this position send a resume to Habitat for Humanity Powhatan, Inc. Search Committee, 2625 Old Tavern Road, Powhatan, Virginia 23139 or Habitat for Humanity Powhatan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HEALTHCARE ACCESS SUPERVISOR - Goochland Powhatan Community Services is seeking a Full Time Supervisor to manage Same Day Access services. Must be a licensed mental health professional. Salary negotiable based on education & experience. See for details. Open until filled. EOE. Day Support Direct Support Professional: FT w/benefits to provide training & assistance to adults with intellectual /developmental disabilities in Powhatan & Goochland mainly. High School diploma & valid VA DMV license required. Please visit for application & details, or call (804) 598-2200. Hiring Salary Range: $27,560 to $28,938. Deadline 6/1/18. EOE.


Homes for Sale

Legal Notices

Real Estate Policy All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Virginia Fair Housing Law, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap.”

ABC LICENSES Ward Enterprises of Virginia Inc. Trading as: Sweet Shop Donuts Cafe, 1800 Southcreek One Ste A, Powhatan, Virginia 23139-7951. The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (ABC) for a Wine and Beer On Premises license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages. Michelle L. Ward, Owner, President NOTE: Objections to the issuance of this license must be submitted to ABC no later than 30 days from the publishing date of the first of two required newspaper legal notices. Objections should be registered at .gov or 800-552-3200.

We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all the dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 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, May 21, 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-2018-15. The County of Powhatan requests an Ordinance repealing provisions of the Powhatan County Code, Chapter 38 (Emergency Services), Article III (Burglary and Robbery Alarm Systems, Section 38-71 (Security Alarm User’s Application/ Emergency Information Form).

Rentals Available in Powhatan & Surrounding Areas Click RENTAL PROPERTIES for more details.

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.


Commercial Real Estate for Rent

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.

OFFICE & DESK SPACE Office Space for Rent - Powhatan Powhatan Commercial Center 2420 New Dorset Terrace 1000 Square Feet $1300 per month Call 804-833-7705


Powhatan Shopping Center. 3000 sq. ft. Reasonable Rates, Very Busy Spot. Flat Rock Call 804-363-6837


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O-2018-14. The County of Powhatan requests an Ordinance amending provisions of the Powhatan County Code, Chapter 38 (Emergency Services), Article III (Burglary and Robbery Alarm Systems), Section 38-64 (Security Alarm User’s Data Form) to add a provision for failure to register an alarm.


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