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TABLE OF CONTENTS Board of Supervisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Arts and Entertainment Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Book groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Movie rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newspaper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Things to do in Powhatan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Numbers to Know. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 County Services Corrections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 County Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Courts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Military . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Refuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

INTRODUCTION 22 23 23 23 23

Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Recreation Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Education School Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snow closings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Private schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Home schooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13 14 17 18 18

Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Community Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Churches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Emergency Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

On the cover: The Powhatan County Courthouse In a county rich in history and culture, the Powhatan County Courthouse stands as a symbol easily recognized by its citizens. Surrounded by tall evergreens and bordered by red brick sidewalks it serves as a reminder of the history of the county. Designed by noted New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis and completed in 1849, the Courthouse is built in the majestic Greek Revival style of architecture. It is located in an area of the County once known as Scottville, in honor of General Charles Scott, a Revolutionary War hero. In 1836 the name was changed to Powhatan, after the famous Indian chief. Work on the current courthouse began in 1848. Greek Revival is a style of architecture that became very popular in the United States during the mid-nineteenth century, at a time when British styles had lost favor after the War of 1812. It first appeared in public buildings in Philadelphia and it wasn’t not long before it became the predominant housing style in the United States, Greek Revival architecture is easily recognized by its distinctive features. Buildings of that style typically have bold, simple moldings and are symmetrical in shape. Another common feature, found in both private homes and public buildings is an entry porch with columns. — Krysty Schmid

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s the editor of Powhatan Today, I would like to welcome you to this year’s edition of Powhatan Profiles, a handy little guide to the wonderful place so many of us call home. We hope you will find it a useful resource in your daily travels, whether for locating a quick bite to eat or some pertinent information about our wonderful local school system. As Powhatan continues to grow and change, the options for local entertainment and community involvement multiply before our eyes. Just two decades ago, Powhatan County was a quiet little hamlet, where most neighbors knew each other and traffic snares were something other counties had to deal with. As residents of Powhatan, we know that the sense of community still exists, and the growing population — even with the occasional challenges it might bring — offers many opportunities for diversity and economic growth. With all of the change Powhatan has experienced in recent years, providing a guide such as Profiles offers the staff here at Powhatan Today a unique perspective on all the ways the county has grown. Every new entry — be it a restaurant or some other service our residents can enjoy — represents a new gem to be discovered. We here at Powhatan Today hope you enjoy the newest edition of Powhatan Profiles, and that it comes in handy as you discover — or rediscover — parts of the county you may have been missing. Sincerely, Roslyn Ryan Editor Powhatan Today

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SO, WHAT IS THERE TO DO AROUND HERE? Library: Check out a book or even a movie from the great selection at the Powhatan County Public Library. Story times for kids and the summer reading program are two more options the library offers to keep kids entertained and reading! For hours and contact information turn to page 10.

are plenty of other sporting events to check out including basketball, softball, baseball and soccer. Come out to a game and cheer on the young athletes and show them they’ve got the support of their community. For school contact information turn to page 17.

Join A Club: There’s no better Fighting Creek Park: Go for a walk and spend the afternoon enjoying the great outdoors. For a more relaxed day, take the kids to the playground and enjoy a nice picnic lunch on the grass. Or plan a big family cookout and reserve one of the picnic shelters available for just that purpose. A little fresh air never hurt anyone and with such a beautiful park who could argue? For more information turn to page 26

Go To A Football Game: Check out Powhatan’s star athletes as they play one of America’s favorite sports. And if it’s not football season or if that’s just not your sport, there

way to stay busy and meet great new friends in the community while doing something you enjoy than to join a club or organization. Like writing or books? Join the writers group or one of the book groups here in Powhatan. Or is knitting and crafts more your thing? Then maybe you should check out Kay’s Crafters. Have fun and socialize while doing something for a good cause. Love horses? Then the Genito Pony Club or Deep Run Pony Club might be the place for you. Don’t see anything that catches your fancy? Why not start your own club or organization? Just contact the Powhatan Today and we’d be happy to put it on the Community Calendar. For more information on local clubs and orga-

nizations check out the Community Calendar in the weekly edition of the Powhatan Today.

Volunteer: Give back to the community. There is no limit to the number of great causes and organizations right here in Powhatan that could desperately use your help. Only a few hours a week or even a couple of hours a month make a world of difference to some of these organizations. Meals on Wheels, Christmas Mother, Habitat for Humanity, the Ruritan Club and Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center are only a few of the organizations that would love to see you lend a hand and do something good for the community and its residents. For more information and to find out how you can help turn to page 32.

4-H Program: The 4-H Program is a wonderful way for youth between the ages of 5 and 18 to join a community of other young people learning life skills, leadership and citizenship through a variety of activities that include doing projects and attending

camps, as well as a range of competitions. The topics of the workshops include everything from home safety to environmental issues. For young people interested in enriching themselves and their community the 4-H Program provides a great opportunity to do just that – and have fun at the same time! For more information turn to page 22.

Performing Arts Foundation of Powhatan: If you’re tired of the same old boring routine – a Friday night at the movies or Saturday afternoon at the mall – maybe it’s time to check out the Performing Arts Foundation of Powhatan. The goal of the organization is to “advance artistic and cultural diversity in Powhatan,” and they do this by bringing a variety of interesting performances to the County. So if you’re ready to have a good time and check out something a little different don’t waste any time finding out what the PAFP has waiting for you. To find out more turn to page 23.

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NUMBERS TO KNOW POWHATAN GOVERNMENT LISTINGS County Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5612 Agriculture Extension Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5640 Animal Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5672 Building Inspection and Building Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5620 Commissioner of the Revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5619 Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5610 Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5610 Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5625

COMMUNITY SERVICES Capital Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . Powhatan – 556-4815 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richmond – 343-3000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 989-2286 Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5605 Erosion Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5623 Family & Consumer Sciences Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5640 Farm Service Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia – 561-2147 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 528-3276 Forestry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-4728 Game & Inland Fisheries Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-3706 Highway Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 344-0037 Monacan Soil and Water Conservation District . . . . . . . . . . 556-4936 Planning and Community Development . . . . . . . 598-5621, 598-5692 Powhatan County Farm Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-3081, 598-2140 Powhatan County Health Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5680 Powhatan County Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5670 Powhatan-Richmond Community Action Program . . . . . . . 598-3351 Powhatan-Goochland Domestic Violence Hotline . . . . . . . . 598-8510 Powhatan Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-2636 Rescue Squad Dispatcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5656 Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5630 Trash Disposal/Transfer Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5673 Victim Witness Assistance Program for Powhatan & Cumberland Counties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5699 Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Chesterfield Area Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 674-2800 Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Highway Help Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 367-ROAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800-367-7623) Voter Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5604 Zoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5698

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Clerk’s Office . . . . . . . . . . 598-5665

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Ambulance & Rescue/Fire/Police/Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Fire Administration/Emergency Management Coordinator 598-5646 Powhatan VFD Company 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598-4389 Huguenot VFD Company 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 794-3575 Macon VFD Company 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492-4810 Fine Creek VFD Company 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 794-4742 Deep Creek VFD Company 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-4519 Game Warden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5656 Goochland/Powhatan Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-2200 Mental Health – Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-2200 Mental Retardation Services-Case Management . . . . . . . . . 598-2200 Mental Retardation Services-Monacan Services . . . . . . . . . . 598-2200 Parent/Infant Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-2200 Preventive Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556-5400 Substance Abuse – Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-2200 Virginia House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556-5460 Crisis Intervention Emergency Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-2697 Rescue Squad Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-2911 Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5652 Sheriff’s Non-Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5655

SCHOOLS (PRIVATE) Blessed Sacrament Huguenot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-4211

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC) School Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5700 Pocahontas Elementary School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5717 Powhatan Elementary School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5730 Pocahontas Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5720 Powhatan Junior High. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5782 Powhatan High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5710 Powhatan Vocational & Technical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5714

SHERIFF Dispatcher – Non-Emergency 24-Hour Communications Center - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5656 Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 National Response Center – Pollution/Toxic Chemical/Oil Spills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 424-8802 Virginia Poison Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 552-6337, 828-9123

CORRECTIONS FACILITIES Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556-3316 Deep Meadow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5503 James River Correctional Center & Work Center . . . . . . . . . 784-3551 Powhatan Correctional Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-4251 Virginia Correctional Center for Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 784-3582

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Adelphia Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 683-1000 Dominion Virginia Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 667-3000 Southside Electric Cooperative . . . . . 598-7748, (800) 992-7697, (800) 552-2118 Sydnor Hydrodynamics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643-2725 Verizon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-275-2355, 954-6222

Circuit Court Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5660, 598-5663 Commonwealth’s Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5668, 598-5601 General District Court Clerk Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5665 Juvenile District Court Services Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598-5666

Division 1-Area Six Office/Powhatan . . . . . . . . . . 379-8645, 553-3445 Division 1-Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 552-9965 Main Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richmond 674-2000

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County services CORRECTIONS Powhatan Correctional Center 3600 Woods Way State Farm, Va. 23160 804-598-4251 Warden: Eddie L. Pearson Established in 1894, the PCC is a medium security male institution with a compound for permanently assigned inmates, a reception and classification area, a medical/mental health facility, a segregation unit and the Powhatan County Jail for male prisoners. Capacity is more than 1,400 inmates. The facility also features a DMV tag shop (which produces all license plates issued in the commonwealth), a fully functioning print shop and a vinyl/silk screen plant. The Virginia Department of Education offers literacy incentive programs as well as vocational and apprenticeship programs. Anyone interested in taking a guided tour of the complex or having designated

staff speak to schools or service organizations should call the warden at 804-598-4251.

Powhatan Reception and Classification Center Located at Powhatan Correctional Center, the PRCC serves as the entry point for inmates entering the correctional system from local jails. Established in 1978, the center now houses 420 inmates.

Deep Meadow Correctional Center 3500 Woods Way State Farm, Va. 23160 804-598-5503 Warden: Alton Baskerville Located in the northernmost part of the county, Deep Meadow serves as the reception and classification center for medium custody inmates being received into the Department of Corrections from rural and metropolitan jails. The facility employs approximately 360 people, many of whom are Powhatan County residents, and houses

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Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center 3500 Beaumont Road Beaumont, Va. 23014 804-556-3316 Superintendent: Michael S. Ito Part of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, Beaumont dates from the 1920s. Today males between the ages of 15 and 21 may be committed to the facility and generally stay for eight to 12 months before being returned to their home communities. Some charged with more serious crimes may stay until age 21. Beaumont offers substance abuse and sex offender treatment programs as well as social rehabilitation for youth with anger control problems. The facility also features a full-time school, with students spending half a day in academic study and the other half studying trades such as painting, automotive mechanics and small en-

gines. More than 100 youths also complete the GED program each year.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATION Treasurer’s Office Powhatan County Administration Building 3834 Old Buckingham Road Post Office Box 87 Powhatan, Virginia 23139 804-598-5625 (phone) 804-598-5436 (fax) Treasurer: Faye G. Barton

Commissioner of the Revenue Powhatan County Administration Building 3834 Old Buckingham Road Post Office Box 40 Powhatan, Virginia 23139 804-598-5616 (phone) 804-598-1532 (fax) Commissioner: James B. Timberlake, II

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Helping Buyers and Sellers Since 1984! Powhatan, thank you for being such a wonderful community in which to work and live. As a resident since 1977, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. It is always a pleasure when I can help other families discover the advantages that Powhatan offers for a more peaceful lifestyle, yet the convenience of living near a city such as Richmond. How lucky we are! I wish to thank my clients and customers for all their referrals and support of my business in 2007. You helped me to be named #7 Selling Broker for ERA Nationally in 2007 and that is an honor I will always cherish. I love what I do! I want to help you find your first home, perfect last home, or that piece of land on which to build your dream home. If you are buying or selling, or know someone else who is, please give me a call and I promise to provide you and your referrals with the best service I know how. 2008 is my 25th year in the business, and I am blessed to have found this as a way to help others. Thank you again. Please give me a call if I can answer anything for you regarding real estate. I would love to help. Have a wonderful year! Regards,

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Payment of taxes Tax bills can be paid by check or money order made out to the Treasurer of Powhatan County and can be made in person or mailed to the treasurers’ office (see above). There is a drop box for after-hours payment. To pay by credit card, visit www.officialpayments.com, or call 1-800-272-9829 to pay by credit card over the phone. Powhatan’s jurisdiction code is 1096. Residents are reminded, especially if paying taxes or purchasing decals in person, that payments should be made as early as possible to avoid long lines and wait times.

Personal property taxes Unless an individual is otherwise exempted, Powhatan residents must pay taxes on all personal property (automobiles, motorhomes, motorcycles, trailers, boats, business personal property and tools used in manufacturing). Powhatan does not prorate personal property taxes. Personal property tax forms must be filed with the Commissioner of the Revenue by May 1 of each year, whether information has changed or not. Forms are mailed out the first week in January; if you do not receive one, call 598-5616. Assessments are done by the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office. For motor vehicles, the pricing guide used is the January edition of the National Automobile Dealers Association Official Used Car Guide and the Official Older Car Guide. The rate used to calculate taxes is set each year by the Board of Supervisors (see pg xx). Taxes are assessed as of Jan. 1 of each year. Anything bought or sold after this date will not be considered until the following year. The treasurer’s office will accept partial payments on taxes during the year. Outstanding balances owed after Dec. 5 are subject to penalty and interest.

Real estate taxes All property is assessed as of Jan. 1 of each year, with new construction assessed upon fi nal inspection and prorated for the rest of the year. State law requires real estate to be assessed at 100 percent fair market value (defined as the price most people would pay for the property on open market). Real estate assessments occur every four years, with the next assessment occurring 2007. The Commissioner of the Revenue’s office is responsible for real estate assessments

that occur between assessment cycles. Real estate taxes are due and payable twice a year, June 5 and Dec. 5. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve residents of interest and penalties. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Treasurer or Commissioner of the Revenue as soon as they arise.

Business personal property All businesses must file a Business Personal Property Tax Form (blue) with the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office by May 1 of each year. Businesses must itemize personal property and/or equipment stating the date of purchase and the original price. Forms are mailed with license renewal forms the last week of December of each year. The deadline to pay is Dec. 5.

Business licenses Powhatan currently has a flat rate business license cost of $50. All business licenses are renewable by March 1. All prior business and property taxes must be paid before a renewal license will be issued. All persons operating a business or doing business in Powhatan must obtain a Powhatan County Business License. There is a $3000 gross receipts minimum before being required to purchase a license. Contractors licensed by another locality are required to obtain a license once their gross receipts exceed $25,000 for work done in Powhatan. There is a $4000 gross receipts minimum for direct sellers (Avon, Tupperware, etc.) and an application and zoning approval are required before a license can be issued. All businesses operating under an assumed or trade name must be registered with the Clerk of the Court before a business license can be issued. The cost is $10. All corporations doing business in Virginia must be registered with the State Corporation Commission.

Land use program Landowners who have at least five acres of property that they are farming or 20 acres of timber may receive a reduced assessment, which lowers their tax liability. For more information, call 598-5616.

COURTS Powhatan County

Courthouse 3880 Old Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 Circuit Court: 804-598-5660 General District Court: 804-598-5665 Sheriff (non-emergency): 804 5985656 The Powhatan Courthouse houses a three-court complex, the office of the County Clerk, and the Sheriff’s Department.

Circuit Court The County Circuit Court, part of the 11th Judicial District of Virginia, is presided over by Judge Thomas V. Warren. The court hears criminal cases, law and civil cases, chancery and equity cases and cases that have been appealed from both the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. A circuit court is the only court in the Commonwealth of Virginia where cases may be tried by jury.

General District Court Newly appointed General District Court Judge Paul Cella hears cases involving misdemeanors, traffic offenses and civil suits in which damages sought are under $15,000. General District Court meets each Friday at 9 a.m. and also conducts extradition hearings as well as preliminary hearings in felony cases.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Valentine W. Southall, Jr. presides over Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and hears cases involving delinquency, child and spousal support, custody, spousal abuse, foster care, violation of probation and traffic violations charged against persons under 18. Court meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Clerk of the Circuit Court Circuit Clerk William E. Maxey, Jr., the longest serving clerk in the state of Virginia, is charged with a number of duties from issuing marriage licenses to giving the oath of office to elected officials. The clerk’s office also files documents, collects overdue fines and court costs, and aids those engaged in historical and genealogical research.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Powhatan County

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Economic Development Office 3834 Old Buckingham Road Suite H Powhatan, VA 23139 804-598-5605 Director: Sherry Swinson

Employment overview Recent unemployment releases reveal a 2.5 percent rate for Powhatan, one of the more favorable rates in the state of Virginia. The Virginia Employment Commission indicates a nonagricultural employment total of 6,375 for the third quarter of 2006, a slight increase from the previous 12-month period. Government represents the largest employment sector, with 2,175 employees and a 34 percent share of total employment. The largest private sector employer is construction, with 1545 employees, or 24 percent. Other significant employment sectors include services (trade, wholesale and retail), insurance and real estate. The largest single employer in the county is the Powhatan County School System, while the largest private sector employer is Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, a private school located on Academy Road. Following Blessed Sacrament are Central Virginia Bank and the YMCA.

LIBRARY Powhatan County Public Library 2270 Mann Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5670 804-598-5671 (fax) www.powhatanlibrary.org. Library director: Kimberley Armentrout. The Powhatan County Public Library offers a variety of material and library services. Fiction, non-fiction, reference, large print books, talking books, movies and music CDs, as well as magazines and newspapers, comprise the adult, young adult and children’s collections. There are 10 high-speed Internet computers and a wireless network available for public use. The Library’s card catalog and online database subscriptions are accessible onsite or remotely.

Programs and services Children’s story hours are held each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at 10:30 and Tuesday


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afternoon at 1:30 for children of all ages. During the summer, the library also holds its annual summer reading program featuring special presenters. The Library offers two meeting rooms for public use and both rooms are available during Library hours by reservation. The large room is also available after hours by reservation. During tax season, the library hosts volunteer AARP tax assistants and provides state and federal tax forms. The library also provides copying and fax services at minimal charge.

Friends of the Library The Friends of the Powhatan County Library is a group of citizens interested in supporting the Library through fundraisers such as book sales, volunteer programs and general advocacy. Anyone interested in becoming a Friend of the Library should contact the Library. Books may be returned after hours to the book drop located inside the wall, near the front door. Patrons also may renew by phone or online using their card and pin numbers at www.powhatanlibrary.org/default.htm under the card catalog’s Patron Review section.

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Monday -Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays and County holidays

MILITARY 180th Horizontal Construction Company* Virginia National Guard Armory 276 Essayons Drive Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-3077 *Formerly Company A, 276th Engineer Battalion

National Guard The richness and variety of the state’s military past is reflected in the complex lineage of Powhatan’s company of combat engineers. The history of the “Guard of the Commonwealth” combines the accomplishments of six different companies, four dating back to the Civil War.

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PJ Wrisley, 7, was only willing to get so close to this western bull snake during the Powhatan Library’s reptile program in July. Barry Fox, a volunteer from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, was on hand to lead the program, which has proved wildly popular with local children.

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Representative WARE Ware serves in House of Delegates as 65th District rep Lee Ware represents all of the people of Powhatan and citizens residing in the thirteen precincts of western Chesterfield in the Virginia House of Delegates for the 65th District. He is serving his sixth full term. With increasing seniority, Ware has gained increasing stature in the legislature, as reflected in his appointment during the 2008 Session, by the Speaker of the House, as chairman of a major new subcommittee of the powerful House Committee on Commerce & Labor. Ware also serves as vice chairman of the House committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources, and he is also a ranking member of the House committee on Finance. In addition, Speaker

William J. Howell recently reappointed Ware to serve on the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission, the Small Business Commission, the Commission on Unemployment Compensation, and the Commission on Civics Education. Ware recently completed service as chairman of the joint Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Benefits. A Republican, Ware was first elected to the seat from the 65th House District in a special balloting in January of 1998. The Speaker of the House has termed Ware “one of my all-time favorite delegates” and said that Ware is noted for the careful and principled deliberation he brings to every issue that comes before the legislature. Ware said that, despite

Delegate Lee Ware his increasing responsibilities within the legislature, his first priority remains representing the interests and responding to the needs of his fellow residents of the 65th District. Accordingly, he labors to ensure that every inquiry meets with as

prompt and thorough a response as possible for a citizen-legislator. Ware, 55, served two terms on the Powhatan Board of Supervisors, including one year as chairman, and he was the first public school teacher in modern times to serve, by appointment of Governor George Allen, on the State Board of Education. Ware taught for 15 years in Powhatan High School. Currently he is a teacher of History and Government in Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School. Ware was graduated from Wheaton College with a double major in History and Literature, and he has undertaken graduate work at Harvard College and Virginia Commonwealth University. He was named an Outstand-

ing Teacher on the U.S. Constitution by the John Marshall Foundation. He and his wife, Kathy, who is a certified public accountant, are parents of four grown children, each of whom was graduated from our public schools. Ware is a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church of Powhatan and he also regularly attends Sycamore Presbyterian Church in Midlothian.

Delegate Lee Ware, 65th Virginia House District P.O. Box 689, Powhatan, Va. 23139 Telephone: 598-6696 Email is Dellware@house.state. va.us


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Moseley 21431 Hull Street Rd. Moseley, Va. 23120 804-639-5457 Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. to 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Midlothian 1201 Sycamore Square Dr. Midlothian, Va. 23113 804-794-1374 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 a.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

REFUSE Clarence “Trapper” Hutchins Solid Waste Center 2405 Mitchell Rd. Powhatan, Va., 23139 804-598-5673 (phone) 804-403-3042 (fax) Hours: Mon-Sun from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed New Years Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Christmas Day; closes at noon

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fee. The Powhatan convenience center replaced the local landfill in 1986 as the trash collection point for the county. The center provides a place for residents with a valid county sticker to dispose of household items. The following items can be recycled: Newspapers, inserts, mixed papers (flattened corrugated boxes, junk mail, envelopes, cereal boxes, dry food boxes, catalogues, magazines, telephone books, any tearable paper product or container), glass (rinsed brown, green and clear glass with bands and lids removed, bottles and jars with/without labels), bimetal (aluminum cans, foil, foil containers rinsed and crushed). No plastic bags or string. Metal, appliances, tires A fee of $20 is charged for Freon appliances like refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. Non-Freon appliances are accepted for a fee of $15. Oil and antifreeze should be clean of debris such as grass and dirt particles and go into separate drums. Filters should be put into a bin by themselves. No cardboard boxes or carrying containers are accepted.

Electricity Residential trash pick-up: N.A. Goode Refuse Service 2160 Huguenot Springs Rd. Powhatan, Va., 23139 804-794-1377 Goode Refuse Service 3870 Maidens Rd. Post Office Box 636 Powhatan, Va., 23139 804-598-7366

UTILITIES Dominion Virginia Power (For bill payments) P. O. Box 26543 Richmond, Va. 23290-0001 1-888-667-3000 Miss Utility 1-800-552-7001 Southside Electric Cooperative Northern District Office 2370 Emmanuel Church Rd. P.O. Box 388 Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-7748

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There are two electricity providers in Powhatan County, Dominion Virginia Power and Southside Electric Cooperative. Dominion Virginia Power has approximately 5,500 customers throughout the area. Trouble reports, new service requests and problems with bills can be handled by calling (888) 667-3000. Residential subscribers with no prior established credit with Dominion may be required to pay a $90 to $180 security deposit, and all customers will incur a $15 connection fee on their first bill. Dominion provides a budget-billing program to its residential customers, preferably customers who have been with their service for at least one year. A customer must be current on his bill to enroll in the plan. With this service, bills for the previous year are added up and divided by 12. The customer then pays this amount each month. Periodic reviews are done throughout the year to assure that the bill amount is accurate. Should unusual changes occur, the bill may be adjusted. At the end of six months, if there is a deficit or overcharge, the bill for the upcoming budget period (or

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term) will be adjusted. Southside Electric Cooperative provides electricity to more than 5,181 customers in Powhatan County, to include portions of Cartersville, Ballsville, Tobaccoville, Glenwood Farms, Fine Creek and the Red Lane/Spencerwood areas. Requests for service or trouble reports may be made by calling the Cooperative’s toll-free number, 1-800552-2118. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To request new service, customers should call the Cooperative’s call center at the toll-free number. No deposit is required for new electric services. A membership application and a $5 membership fee are required for new customers. There is a $15 connection fee for first-time customers and a $15 service charge is levied for installation of additional meters or a change of location. Customers may pay their electric bill at SEC’s Powhatan district office, 2370 Emmanuel Church Road, Powhatan, Virginia. A budget-billing program is available to Co-op nondemand metered accounts having a good credit history. SEC also offers an EZPAY plan that allows the Co-op to instruct your bank, credit union, other

financial institution or credit card to automatically make your electric bill payment. Additionally, the electric service bill can be paid by telephone using SEC’s Intervoice Retrieval System (IVR) or online at www.sec.coop.

Telephone Verizon provides all local residential telephone service south of the James River. The toll free number for telephone repairs is 1-800-275-2355. New service and changing existing service is available at 954-6222. There is a charge for new service and a deposit may apply. When ordering a new service, Verizon needs name, complete address, how the name is to be listed in the phone book, employment and credit information, telephone number and address of old phone service, type of service desired and choice of long-distance service.

Water While most of Powhatan must depend on wells, there are privately owned water companies in Powhatan. The two main firms are AquaVirginia and Sydnor Hydro. Although privately-owned, these systems are still required to operate as a public utility in the areas they

serve and must meet the same quality standards as any other municipallyowned system. Customers’ water is tested for problems such as bacteria, metals, inorganic materials, high radioactive levels, nitrates, pesticides and other contaminates. Water and sewer services in Powhatan are provided mostly by private wells and septic tanks. Regulations and other information regarding wells may be obtained by calling the environmental health specialist at the Powhatan Health Department at 598-5680. In order to draw economic development to the county, Powhatan has started a program to provide water and sewer service to certain areas. A Sewer Service District has been created by the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors. This district encompasses the Village as well as the Route 60 corridor, roughly from Bell Road to Academy Road. A Sewer and Water Service District exists along Rt. 60 from Academy Road to the Powhatan/Chesterfield boundary. The Fighting Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant was opened in 2000. This facility serves the village as well as a portion of Rt. 60. Sewer service is currently available in some areas of

the village as well as along Rt. 60 from Mann Road to Academy Road. Future service could be extended along Rt. 60 from Academy Road to Red Lane. Powhatan County does not offer water service in the village area, thus only a Sewer Service District was created. However, public water is available in this area. Aqua Virginia (formerly Sydnor Hydrodynamics) operates a water system and currently serves portions of the village and Rt. 60. The Dutoy Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant was opened in 2003. This facility serves Powhatan High School and portions of Rt. 60. Powhatan County also owns and operates the Flat Rock Water system. There are currently two public wells that provide the water for this system. A 500,000 gallon elevated storage facility provides pressure for this system as well as storage for fire protection. An extension of water infrastructure will soon be in place that will allow Powhatan County to begin using a water source purchased from Chesterfield County in the late 1990’s. Currently, sewer and water service is available for a small portion of eastern Rt. 60, from Batterson Road to the eastern boundary of South Creek Commercial Center. When the extension

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Education SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Powhatan County Public Schools 2320 Skaggs Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5700 804-598-5705 Superintendent: Dr. Margaret S. Meara

Board The Powhatan County School Board determines school policy, hires staff and oversees the financial operations of the division. Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Pocahontas Elementary School.

The school system is governed by five elected school board members, each of whom is elected by a specific constituency. The current board members are: H.A. (Rick) Gideons, 1st district, 794-5841; Jason Moore, 2nd District, 598-8851; Valerie Ayers, 3rd district, 598-7290; Debbie M. Jones, 4th district, 598-4712; and Timothy L. Gresham, 5th district, 598-3601.

Budget The budget serves as a planning tool for managing the financial resources of the School Division. Budget administration is the process of monitoring revenues and expenditures during the fiscal year for compliance with the approved budget. Expenditures are monitored to ensure that they do not exceed authorized amounts and that they are used for intended, proper and legal purposes. Revenues are monitored to identify any fluctuations in budget to actual amounts. The school division receives about 53% of its funding for the operating budget from the state and about 3% from the federal government. Mr. Paul Imig, the Assistant Superintendent for Finance, is responsible for monitoring the budget. If significant changes to revenue projections are re-

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quired, the Division Superintendent, with the assistance of staff, develops a corresponding adjustment on the expenditure side of the budget. The Powhatan County Public School Division’s is allowed to spend up to the amount that is appropriated by the Board of Supervisors. During the last 15 years, the schools have had a surplus returned to the County almost every year. A percentage of the budget is allocated for payroll and related benefits. The remaining amount is used for contracted services, utilities, fuel, materials and supplies, and capital items.

1,200 students every school day. New 2007-2008 Meal Applications will be available to all students. Parents who are interested in applying for meal benefits will only need to complete one meal application for all children living in the household and who are enrolled in school. The Food Service Department has recently added Café Prepay, an online internet-based payment site for school meals. This allows parents the convenience of paying for school meals using a major credit card or by setting up direct withdrawal payments from a bank account.

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Mr. Alex Harris, Director of Maintenance and Custodial Services, oversees the day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of the buildings. Mr. Russell Wilson, Director of Construction and Facilities Compliance, is responsible for the construction needs and building compliances for the school division.

Harriette Jamerson oversees the School Health Services Department. The department consists of four registered nurses, one licensed practice nurse and three clinic assistants. The school health staff sees a wide variety of illnesses and injuries from scrapes to fractures, from fever to diabetic and asthmatic emergencies. All clinic assistants are trained and certified in CPR and First Aid and receive training in medication administration. School nurses oversee the safe administration of prescription and over- the-counter medications

Food service The Food Service Department is supervised by Ms. Sadá’ Hill, the Director of Food Services. The Food Service Department feeds approximately

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Instruction Powhatan’s dedicated staff works long hours to insure the individualized success of each student. According to the mission statement of the school division, “Each student is a unique individual capable of becoming a productive member of society.” Every employee believes this and aims to help each child make this happen, “to provide the environment where each student is able to reach his or her fullest potential.” In order to meet the needs of students with various abilities, numerous interests, and diverse backgrounds, teachers and instructional staff stay up-to-date in their content knowledge and instructional strategies by attending frequent professional development opportunities. To enhance achievement,

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student services include support from teachers trained in reading strategies, special education, English as a second language (ESL), gifted education, guidance, library/media, technology, and many other areas. In addition to the academics, the instructional program of studies includes the fine arts, health and physical education, and career and technical education. All five schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and our high school is additionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Technology Parents have on-line access to their children’s grades and academic information through the parent portal of Star Base, Powhatan’s new student information system. Star Base will takes the place of the K-12 Planet that the school division had used in past years.

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Powhatan Elementary School 4111 Old Buckingham Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5730 Principal: Constance Deal Assistant Principal: Greg Hill Powhatan Elementary is a Fully Accredited K-4 school that serves students who reside south of route 60. There are 14 mobile classrooms to accommodate rising student enrollment. School facilities include; library media center with 14 student computers, computer lab with 30 computers, three mobile laptop computer labs with 10 computers each, two art rooms, music room, gymnasium, cafeteria/multipurpose room with stage, and ageappropriate play areas, including a preschool playground that has equipment for special needs students. Academic programs include two sections of 1-2 grade multiage combined classrooms, and two sections of 3–4 grade multiage combined classrooms. This allows for students to continue their studies with the same teachers for two years. Accelerated Reader, and Math Hall of Fame serve as student academic incentives. Student outstanding character is recognized with Powhatan Pride student/teacher nominations

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Twin brothers Matt and Mike Morin were both named Teacher of the Year in 2008, Matt for Powhatan Elementary School and Mike for Pocahontas Middle School.

4294 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5717 Principal: Linda Dail Assistant Principal: Tanja Atkins-Nelson Children who reside on the north side of Route 60 attend school at Pocahontas Elementary School. The teaching staff includes regular classroom teachers, special education teachers, resource teachers specializing in art, music, physical education, and computer, two fulltime guidance counselors, speech therapists, OT and PT therapists, an RN and clinic assistant, instructional assistants, and a librarian. All of the classrooms have computers for student use. A fully equipped computer lab provides weekly technology-oriented instruction for all students. The facility also includes a gymnatorium, music room, art rooms, and a cafeteria. Separate playgrounds are provided for the early childhood special education program and students in upper grades. Seven mobile classrooms provide additional instructional space for students. Five multiage classes provide an alternative learning environment to the traditional classroom setting and allow students the opportunity to remain with the same teachers for

two years. The Math Hall of Fame and Accelerated Reader programs provide students with incentives that reinforce math and reading skills.

Pocahontas Middle School 4290 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5720 Principal: Lynn Clayton-Prince Assistant Principal: William H. Lewis Pocahontas Middle School houses fifth and sixth grades. The school contains a technology lab, cafeteria, library, art room, gymnasium and several computer labs. There is a large outdoor physical education area, which includes a soccer field, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a baseball and softball field. The school also includes modern science laboratories, which were constructed during an extensive renovation a few years ago. Although parts of the school are more than 60 years old, these were completely renovated and provide a clean, modern facility for students. Security cameras are installed on each hallway and two-way communication system is in every classroom.

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Powhatan, Virginia 23139 804-598-5782 Principal: Richard Stewart Assistant Principal: Kathrine Conner

1800 Judes Ferry Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804- 598-5710 Principal: Bob Carden

The Junior High School houses grades seventh and eighth grades. When the new high school facility opened in 2003, the existing high school was converted into a junior high school. At the junior high school students have the opportunity to take a number of electives including keyboarding, computer science, foreign languages, technology, band, chorus and work and family studies. Advanced classes are provided including pre-algebra, algebra, and foreign language. Accelerated classes are offered in all core subject areas. Services are provided for gifted students as well. Several extracurricular opportunities are available for students. The junior high school competes in the Southside Middle School Conference, in the areas of girls and boy’s basketball, co-ed soccer, golf, volleyball, baseball, softball, and girls and boys’ track. Academic competitions are also sponsored in forensics, debate, and ACE.

The current Powhatan High School opened in the fall of 2003. This state-of-the-art facility contains approximately 240,000 square feet of classroom and lab space and has classrooms for 1,500 students and core facilities for 1,750 students. The school has 40 classrooms, three expanded special education classrooms/labs, 10 science labs, and 13 computer labs. Other instructional areas include the media center, three art rooms and a photo lab, instrumental and vocal music rooms, and career and technical labs in agriculture, welding, horticulture (including a 2,000 foot greenhouse), building trades, cosmetology, journalism, printing, work and family studies, health occupations, modern technology, occupational foods (which operates as a limited restaurant) A 1,000seat auditorium, 600-seat dining area, 2,000-seat gymnasium, 5,100- squarefeet auxiliary gym are also included in the complex. Outdoor athletic facilities include a competition stadium/field with seat-

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ing for 3,500, six lighted tennis courts, lighted competition baseball and softball fields, practice baseball and softball fields, and an “all-weather track” and with associated field event venues. Powhatan High School offers a comprehensive secondary program, which includes college preparatory, fine arts, and career and technical education courses. Honor classes are offered in English, mathematics, science and social studies. Student may earn college and high school credit in Advanced Placement and dual enrollment classes. Advanced Placement classes are offered in English, chemistry, computer programming, U.S. history, and U.S. government. Dual credit courses in psychology, sociology, calculus, auto mechanics, childcare, and horticulture are offered in cooperation with J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. PHS students also have the unique opportunity to earn the college credit in College Connections Academy. Participating high school seniors attend J. Sargeant Reynolds in the mornings and PHS in the afternoons and can earn up to 26 college credits while completing their high school years. Preparation for industry certification

is available in occupational foods, horticulture, computer applications, health occupations, and Oracle. Powhatan High School is accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has been a High Schools That Work site since 1993. Students have excelled on end-of-course (SOL) tests for the past three years with overall pass rates that rank as some of the highest in the Richmond area. Over the past five years, approximately 80 percent of Powhatan High School’s graduates continue their education after high school, 44 percent receive advance studies diplomas and 48 percent complete a sequence in career and technical education. For the 2004 school year, the latest reporting period, 79 percent of students taking AP exams scored a three or higher. Also, for 2004, students taking the SAT scored an average combined verbal and math total of 1008. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of student activities. Curriculum related clubs include foreign language, math, chorus, art, newspaper, library, literary magazine, yearbook, forensics, drama, chemistry, FBLA, VICA, FFA,

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FCCLA and HERO. Other activities or organizations include: Battle of the Brains, chess, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Problem Solvers, Future Teacher of America, HOSA, Junior Achievement, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, the Quiz Bowl, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Student Cooperative Association (SCA), and Willing Individuals In Service to Humanity. In addition there are ensembles and competitive groups in instrumental and vocal music such as guard, marching band, drum line, and show choir. Athletic teams at Powhatan High School compete in the Virginia High School League in the Southside District (Region 1, Group AA). The Indians field boys and girls teams in basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, and track. Other sports include baseball, field hockey, football, golf, girls’ volleyball, wrestling, and softball. The softball team has captured the state championship four times in the last decade and the football team was state champion in 2003 and 1996 and state runner-up in 1998.

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Inclement Weather Policy The decision to close school is made by the Superintendent with the advice of many others. On mornings when bad weather is forecast, school division employees begin checking the roads at 3:30 AM to 4:00 AM. They also consult with the local Sheriff’s deputies, Internet weather services, other school divisions, and the highway department. Each section of the county is checked since weather conditions can vary a great deal between the eastern and western areas. The determining factor in making decisions is whether or not it is safe for school buses to travel. Looks are often deceiving; therefore, the only way to make the determination is to ride on the roads. The two-hour delay is put into effect for several reasons, the most obvious being that if the temperature is forecast to rise above freezing, the ice should melt. Second, it allows a situation where the bus drivers have greater visibility because they are traveling in daylight. Third, a twohour delay is sometimes used to allow more time to observe a situation. For

example, if the situation remains the same or worsens, schools can still be closed. Generally, some of the buses are on the road by 6:30 a.m. Therefore, the schools try to make a closing or late opening decision by 6:00 a.m. When there is a two-hour delay, these buses are on the road at 8:30 a.m.

Early Closings Sometimes the weather dictates an early closing, while other times the school may lose electricity or water. If parents work, they need to develop a plan for the care of their children if school lets out early. Arrangements for responsible adults to meet children at the bus stop should be in place prior to an emergency closing. Teachers need to be made aware of the need to place children on different buses if necessary. When the decision is made to close early, it takes approximately one and a half hours for the buses to be in place and ready to leave. Bus drivers must be located and notified to report to work. Dismissal times are staggered to allow for double-run buses to return for the second pick-up. Please keep in mind that dismissal times are estimates. During bad weather buses move slowly and may take awhile to arrive home.

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How to find out if there is a delay or closing When there is closing, delay, or early closing once school is in session, the schools notify major radio and television stations. We are allowed to post very brief messages regarding closings or late openings. In addition, Channel 12 has a hotline that allows them to enter a voice message. This number can be reached by calling 3231212. Powhatan is one of five school divisions in the area that is permitted to access the hotline. Please do not call the schools, central office, or bus shop. Staff will unable to take your calls since they are busy trying to check on road conditions. Parents can receive e-mail notification through the Schools Out web site whenever there is a change in school schedules. To register for this free service, simply log on to www. schoolsout.com. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail notifying you of school closings, delayed openings or early closings as soon as those decisions are made.

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a plan for the care of their children when they are not in school. When school closes, especially after the school day has begun, children need to know specifically where they are to go and what they are to do. Parents need to be very clear in instructing a child to do what they want them to do, such as, go to a grandparent or a trusted neighbor.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Academy 2501 Academy Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4211 804-598-1053 (fax) President: Mr. James A. Fortune, Principal: Mr. John E. Talmadge, Jr. Assistant Principal: Mr. Joseph J. Oley, Jr. Blessed Sacrament Huguenot is a private, Catholic college-preparatory school, preschool-12th grade, dedicated to educating the whole child, spiritually, academically, socially and physically. The diverse school family and the traditional structured

environment foster communication among students, faculty, home and administration. While there are a few available spaces in some grades, it is generally necessary to register early in order to secure a spot. For families considering entrance of their child at the kindergarten level, it must be noted that BSH’s own pre-school classes fill up the rising kindergarten classes, allowing no space for incoming kindergartners. Consequently, parents who desire for their children to attend must enroll them in the pre-school program before the kindergarten year. Recognizing each child’s uniqueness, the school understands the importance of small class size, which allows the faculty to nurture and develop each child’s God-given potential. To that end, each kindergarten class has a maximum of 16 students, first through fifth grade classes have a maximum of 18 students, and classes in grades six through 12 have a maximum of 20 students each. The academic success of Blessed Sacrament Huguenot is most concretely demonstrated by the success of its recent graduates. A 100% collegeacceptance rate by the Class of 2007 is typical of each and every graduating class.

Honors classes are available for high school students and all upper school students are trained in an intensive “writing across the curriculum” program. Through the upper school seminar classes, students are taught traditional rhetoric, vocabulary, SAT preparation, and powerpoint presentation skills. BSH strives to equip each and every graduate with the academic skills to excel at the college level. Service to school and community is an important aspect of BSH school life. Social outreach is integral at all levels with active involvement with Jump for Heart, the Christmas Mother, the 2nd Chance Animal Shelter, the Sacred Heart Center, the HEN pantry, the Bishop’s Appeal, the Relay for Life, the American Red Cross, the Crisis Pregnancy Center and many others. In addition students give 30 hours of service to the community through an orchestrated Junior Service Week program. The school life is enhanced by the enormous enthusiasm for all aspects of the Knight’s athletic programs. With 37 individual teams fielded each year, there are multiple opportunities for every student to participate. Football, cross-country, weight lifting,

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HOME SCHOOLING In Powhatan, about 171 children from 98 families are schooled under the state’s home schooling statute. Parents should not confuse home schooling with home-bound instruction; home schooling is a method of instruction whereby parents or legal guardians provide for the educational needs of their children in lieu of public or private school attendance while home-bound instruction is provided to children on a temporary basis

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who are too ill to attend school. The school division provides teachers for homebound instruction, but not for children who are home schooled. Students with disabilities who are home schooled may receive appropriate services through the school division. The school division is not required to provide instruction or access to extracurricular activities to home-schooled children. It is important for parents or legal guardians who are home schooling a child to know that the law requires that they notify the division superintendent. Parents or legal guardians who fail to do so are in violation of the law and subject to prosecution. Virginia law allows parents or legal guardians to school their children at home rather than send them to a public or private school. In order to do so Powhatan parents and legal guardians must contact Superintendent Dr. Margaret Meara and meet one of the following requirements: • The parent or legal guardian must hold a high school diploma. • The parent or legal guardian is a teacher of qualifications prescribed by the Board of Education. • The parent or legal guardian has enrolled the child in a correspondence

course approved by the state superintendent. • The parent must provide a program of study or curriculum, which in the judgment of the division superintendent, includes the standards of learning objectives adopted by the Board of Education for language arts and mathematics or provides evidence that the parent is able to provide an adequate education for the child. • The parent must claim a bona fide religious exemption. A letter must be written to the School Board that states that compulsory attendance conflicts with the child’s religious training or beliefs. A parent who chooses to teach his or her child at home must notify the division superintendent or her secretary, Wanda Hagy, at 598-5700 by Aug. 30. For families moving into the division or those who choose to home school after the school year has begun, the notification must take place as soon as practical. Instruction must then begin within 30 days. Once a letter is received from a parent indicating his or her desire to home instruct, the superintendent’s office will contact the parent by mail. A form to be completed by the parent,

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must comply with state law which requires that all children receive immunizations to the same extent that children who attend public school are required. Any party aggrieved by a decision of the division superintendent may appeal his or her decision within 30 days to an independent hearing officer.

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4-H program The 4-H program is a community of young people learning leadership, citizenship and life skills by doing projects, attending camps, and competing in local, state and national events. The program is available to youth ages 5-18, and participants are divided into cloverbud (5-8), juniors (9-13) and seniors (14-18). Enrichment classes and workshops are held throughout the year covering topics such as environmental issues, home safety, babysitting, basic sewing and gardening. The Junior 4-H summer camp is held annually at Jamestown for ages 9-13.

CONSERVATION Farm Service Agency 16351 Church St. Amelia, Va., 23002 804-561-2147 800-528-3276 The Farm Service Agency administers many federal agricultural programs on the county level, including

the Conservation Reserve Program, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, the Tobacco Buyout Program, the Price Support Loan and Loan Deficiency Program, the Direct and Counter Cyclical (DCP) Program, the Farm Loan Program, and the Crop Disaster Program. The agency also maintains aerial photographs of the farmland in the county and also works with local government agencies in regard to land use. Landowners are encouraged to report crops that have been planted and keep records current.

The group also works with schools and civic groups and awards scholarships to students to attend Youth Conservation Camp and Forestry Camp each summer. Two college scholarships are awarded each year to students majoring in conservation related fields and scholarships are also awarded to teachers who wish to attend conservation workshops.

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Post Office Box 66 Goochland, Va., 23063 804-556-4936 District manager: Keith Burgess Together with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the MSWCD works with farmers, schools, governments, developers and citizens to improve the water quality in Powhatan and Goochland. The group assists with erosion and sediment control, as well as helps farmers with spreader, sprayer and seeding calibrations to restore nutrients to the soil.

FORESTRY Powhatan Department of Forestry

The Department of Forestry in the county oversees 127,163 acres of commercial forestland owned mostly by private individuals. The DOF offers a number of programs to both individuals and commercial tree growers, including forest fire suppression, pine and hardwood reforestation programs, water quality inspections and public education.

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ARTS Performing Arts Foundation of Powhatan Post Office Box 428 Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5553 For more information contact Susan Ash at susan@artsofpowhatan.org www.artsofpowhatan.org The purpose of the Performing Arts Foundation of Powhatan is “to advance artistic and cultural diversity in Powhatan for the enjoyment of our citizens and as a means of building our community.” The foundation was formed in 2006, and held its inaugural event, a performance by the renowned Shanghai Quartet in March of that year. Other events have included Jazz in July and a performance by the Richmond Symphony entitled Kicked Back Classics. Most recently, the PAFP hosted “Taste of Powhatan” at the historic Norwood estate.

BOOK/WRITING GROUPS Chrysalis Writers Group The group, founded by Judith Land and Anne Latartara, meets the first and third Tuesday of every month in the Powhatan Library’s small conference room. For more information, call Land at 598-0978 or Latartara at 598-1795.

Eclectic Book Group Founded by Jane Carroll, the group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Powhatan Library. For more information call 598-8771.

Evening Book Group Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Powhatan Library. For more information call 598-8771.

MOVIE RENTALS Movie Gallery Powhatan Plaza 2105 Academy Rd # C Powhatan, Va. 23139 Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri and Sat 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 804-598-6898

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NEWSPAPER Powhatan Today 3229 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4305 804-598-7757 (fax) Publisher: Joy Monopoli Powhatan natives Eddie Crump and David Cole founded Powhatan Today in June 1986. The weekly newspaper focuses on the people, events and government activities of the Powhatan County community. In addition, several special sections are published annually including spring and fall Home and Garden guides, spring and fall Sports Previews, a yearly Business Profile, a quarterly Restaurant Guide, and our award-winning Powhatan Profiles, a comprehensive guide to the county. In addition, Powhatan Today develops the football team programs for both Blessed Sacrament Huguenot and Powhatan High School. Starting in January 1997, the newspaper began offering the direct-mail Powhatan Today Weekender. This edition is published bi-monthly and is sent to every household in the county. Powhatan Today has subscribers living in locations from the District of Columbia to as far away as Japan. A member of the Virginia Press Association (VPA) since June, 1987, Powhatan Today has won numerous VPA awards including a “Best in Show” for papers its size in 2005 and 31 awards for advertising and editorial content in 2007. The newspaper was acquired by Media General in 2007 and is now a part of Richmond Suburban Newspapers. Powhatan Today maintains office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Editorial and classified advertising deadlines are Monday at noon for Wednesday’s publication. Deadlines for advertising

space reservation is Friday at 5 p.m. for the following Wednesday’s publication. The reserved advertising copy deadline is Monday at noon. Deadlines are subject to change during holidays and for special editions. For more information about advertising in Powhatan Today, contact the advertising department at 598-4305. Subscription rates: one year $23.50, two years: $31.50 and three years: $39.50. The newspaper can also be purchased at various locations throughout the county and in Cumberland and Midlothian.

Lodging Erin Hill Bed and Breakfast 3840 Old Buckingham Rd Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-8808 Email: ErinHillBB@aol.com This 1770 Colonial style plantation house offers three bedrooms, and recreation facilities including a hot tub and billiards. Erin Hill is located in Powhatan’s historic village area and is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Temple.

Mill Quarter Plantation Bed and Breakfast 1600 Mill Quarter Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-405-3820 Email: roseanne.gutmann@verizon. net The private cottage available to guests at Mill Quarter Plantation provides a fully equipped modern kitchen, a living and dining area and screened-in back porch. Guests also have access to a pool and patio area. The cottage sits on 23 acres owned by Werner and Roseanne Gutmann and is located directly across from Mill Quarter Plantation Golf Course.

The Inn at Three Bridge 3081 Three Bridge Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-1171 Email: sally@threebridgeinn.com Owned by Jack and Sally Mullikin, The Inn at Three Bridge features a unique colonial bed and breakfast on a ten-acre estate. The Inn offers three large suites, each have separate entrances with private bathrooms and an in-ground swimming pool. All rooms offer wireless Internet and cable TV. Open year round and dur-

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Recreation CAMPING Cozy Acres Campground 2177 Ridge Road Powhatan, Virginia 23139 www.cozyacres.com 804-598-2470 Open seasonally April 1 through November 15, Cozy Acres offers pull thru “supersites” with 30/50 amp electric, water, sewer, and brick paved patio. The facility also features cottages available for week-end rental, a playground, three fishing ponds, game room, swimming pool, fully stocked camp store, snack bar and propane pump station. Also available is a large clubhouse as well as a picnic shelter that can be rented for reunions, weddings or group functions.

GOLF Independence Golf Club 600 Founders Bridge Boulevard Midlothian, Va. 23113 804-594-0261 www.independencegolfclub.com General Manager: Michael Carbiener Independence Golf Club features an 18-hole, par 72 championship course. Designed by world renowned Tom Fazio, and owned by the Virginia State Golf Association Foundation, Independence Golf Club is the areas newest daily-fee golf course. The club also features a museum, restaurant and a junior golf program. Tee times can be made up to three weeks in advance for VSGA members and up to two weeks in advance for non-VSGA members.

Mill Quarter Plantation Golf Course 1525 Mill Quarter Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4221 golf@millquarter.com General Manager: David P. Daniels Mill Quarter is an 18-hole, par 72, 6,943-yard championship course that offers a challenge to even the most experienced golfers. Boasting an Edmund Ault design and memberships or public play, the club offers large dent grass greens and Bermuda fairways, a driving range, a putting


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green, a snack bar and a complete pro shop. Mill Quarter is open everyday except Christmas and snow days, and is a member of the United States golf Association, the Virginia State Golf Association and the Richmond Golf Association.

RIDING/STABLES

HORSES

915 Dorset Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-3657 Barn 804-598-7423 Fax

According to the last official equine survey performed by the Virginia Agricultural Statistics Service in 2001, there were over 2,100 horses in Powhatan, or approximately one horse for every 11 people. Thoroughbred horses account for the largest segment of the population, with Quarter horses a close second. The equine industry is thriving in Powhatan, and entry level job opportunities can be found in stables (there are at least 10 boarding barns in the county), tack shops or feed stores. Volunteer opportunities also abound in the therapeutic riding programs (Mesa Vista Therapeutics, Hunter’s Ridge) and equine rescue operations.

CLUBS/ ORGANIZATIONS Bits ‘N Spurs 4H Foalin’ Around 4H Powhatan Riders 4H 3872 Old Buckingham Rd. Suite B Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5640

Deep Run Pony Club Fairfield Farms 2104 Rock Castle Road Goochland, Va. 23063 http://www.deeprunhuntponyclub. org

Genito Pony Club 804-784-3850

Virginia Horse Center 487 Maury River Road Lexington, Va. 24450-3374 540-464-2969 www.horsecenter.org

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A Good Penny Farm 3507 Huguenot Trail 804-598-7255 Powhatan, Va. 23139

Garland’s

Hunters Ridge Equestrian Center 2418 Mill Rd Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-393-1459

Level Green Riding School 3350 John Tree Hill Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-794-8463

Levremont Farm 3066 Ballsville Rd Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-375-9814

Mesa Vista Therapeutics 2650 Judes Ferry Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-363-5812 804-897-0024 www.mesavistafarm.com

Oakdale Farm Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-375-9077

SUPPLIES Bill’s Supply/Feed 6495 Old Buckingham Rd. 804-492-4313

Hertzler Farm and Feed 3209 Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4021

Shady Side Farm and Feed 3260 Maidens Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4866

PHOTO BY ROSLYN RYAN

Powhatan County has approximately one horse for every 11 residents.

VETERINARY SERVICES Deer Creek Equine Center Post Office Box 644 Powhatan Va., 23139 804-598-3759

MISCELLANEOUS Carl Ruble 4177 Old Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139

Catalyst Driving Center (Carriage Driving) 1690 Capeway Rd Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-0059 (By appointment only)

Holly Hawks Stables

Virginia Horse Council

TRAILS

Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-556-4561

Post Office Box 665 Mineral, Va. 23117 1-888-HORSEVA www.virginiahorsecouncil.org

Belmead Stables and Riding Club

HUNTING AND FISHING

5001 Cartersville Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4907 billcatlett@earthlink.net

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries 1320 Bellman Rd.

Fredericksburg, Va. 22401 540-899-4169 Game Warden: Jeff Green 804-367-1000

Fishing and boating Plans are currently underway to restore the Powhatan Lakes (after the dams were washed away in 2004), but a number of other fishing spots still exist. Four small ponds on the Powhatan Wildlife Management Area offer largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie and several brim species. The DGIF maintains two boatlaunching facilities on the James River, offering some of the finest smallmouth bass fishing in Virginia. Maidens Landing is located adjacent to the William Walthall Michaux Bridge on 522 and Watkins Landing is located off Route 711 on Route 652.

Wildlife Management areas The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries manages the 4,462-acre Powhatan Wildlife Management Area and the nearby 2,217-acre Amelia Wildlife Management Area. These lands provide the opportunity for hunting, fishing, trapping. Bating and observing wildlife. Hunting opportunities include


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deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, quail, woodcock and waterfowl. Permit details for hunting rabbit, quail and woodcock in the Amelia Wildlife Management Area can be obtained at the Forest Office or by calling 434525-7720.

courts, a skateboard park and nature trails. To reserve the picnic shelter, call Shirley Goins with the County Administration office, at 598-5781.

YOUTH SPORTS

PARKS

Powhatan Youth Athletic Association

Fighting Creek Park

804-598-1130 www.pyaasports.com

Located on Mann Rd Fighting Creek Park provides a variety of activities for Powhatan residents to enjoy. A number of county facilities including the Powhatan Public Library, National Guard Armory, Powhatan Animal Shelter, Powhatan Fire Company 1 and the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan Family YMCA are located within and around the 220-acre area. In addition, the park includes a playground complete with equipment for children with disabilities, walking trails and athletic fields. Picnic shelters in the park can be reserved for special events. Future plans include a lake, tennis courts, additional picnic shelters, additional concession/restroom facilities, softball and baseball fields, basketball

The PYAA is a volunteer organization, which sponsors athletic activities open to all the youth of Powhatan County. During the fall, the organization sponsors football associated with the Chesterfield Quarterback League, and cheering associated with the Chesterfield Cheering League. Baseball and softball are sponsored in the spring and fall and affiliated with the Dixie Youth Baseball, Dixie Boys and Majors Baseball and Dixie Softball. While the organization elects officers, each sport also has its own officers. For more information, visit the PYAA website.

Powhatan Soccer Association

Recreational League 804-598-4319 (Xavier Keeton) www.powhatansoccer.org The Powhatan Soccer Association is a non-profit, volunteer association dedicated to promoting and teaching soccer in Powhatan. PSA supports two programs, the recreational league and the Fury (below) both of which play fall and spring seasons with additional camps, tournaments, skill developments and off-season activities. The recreational league is instructional and the emphasis is on learning soccer and having fun. Each player will play at least half of every game. These teams practice one a week and games are held Saturdays at either Fighting Creek Park or the Administration field based on age. Each season is typically eight games long with an end of season tournament and team party. Fall registration is the first Saturday in July and spring registration is the last Saturday in January. Announcements are placed in Powhatan Today and on the PSA website. The league is always looking for volunteers, and positions include head coach, assistant coach, team parent, concession and field mainte-

nance. Many of PSA’s coaches hold state coaching certificates and all are offered the opportunity for more training.

PSA Fury 804-598-9524 (Kevin Thompson) The Fury program fields competitive teams in the ADSL (U9-U11) and VSLI (U12-U18). These teams participate in tournaments and outside scrimmages and practice twice a week at the Administration fields. Games are held Saturdays and Sundays. Placement on Fury teams is through try-outs, which are held each season in late May and late November.

Restaurants FULL SERVICE Allen’s Chinese Restaurant 3430 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-403-3336 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Muddy Creek Baptist Church Established in 1774, Muddy Creek continues to create history and lead the next generation of worshipers to the legacy and devotion of community outreach, caring for all people and sharing a commitment to help all those in need. Our doors are open. Please join us. Sunday Services: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

Wednesday Evenings: 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service & Bible Study Children’s Activity Hour 8:00 p.m. Choir Practice

Last Thursday Each Month: 7:00 p.m. Men’s Dinner at County Seat Restaurant

3470 Trenholm Rd., Powhatan, VA 23139 (804) 375-9212 www.muddycreekbaptist.org

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Traditional American Chinese cuisine.

Becky’s Cafe at VA Pantry 2652 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-6656 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tues. through Saturday (hours can be extended). Reservations for groups can be taken for Sunday and Monday. Homemade soups, salads, and specialty grilled sandwiches Special services: Monthly wine tasting dinners and boxed lunches.

Charles House Bar & Grill 600 Founders Bridge Blvd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-594-0378 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Reservations recommended) Salads, sandwiches, appetizers, and entrees such as Maryland Crab Cakes and grilled filet mignon.

County Seat Restaurant 3883 Old Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5000 Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.,

Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specializes in home-baked bread, cakes, and pies. Special services: Banquet facilities, catering, live music on Saturday nights.

El Cerro Azul 2650 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-8400 Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9 p.m. Traditional Mexican cuisine.

Four Seasons Restaurant 3867 Old Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-9133 Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sunday. Italian, Greek, and American cuisine, including fresh steak and seafood.

Frisby’s 2150 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139

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804-794-7553 or 804-794-2308 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days a week. Summer hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Home Team Grill 1795 South Creek One on Route 60 (South Creek Shopping Center near Food Lion) Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-897-9425 Kitchen hours: Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Bar hours: Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. American fare, bar.

2490 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-379-0077 or 370-7228 (catering) Delivery service: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m., Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m. Pit cooked barbecue pork, beef, and chicken. Special services: catering.

Rosa’s Italian Restaurant 2470 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5244 Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight. Pasta, pizzas, subs, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, salads, and ice cream; also serve beer.

Italian Delight 1795 South Creek One Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-9961 Sunday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pizza, sandwiches, American fare and Italian specialties.

Turner’s BBQ (carry-out only) 3977 Old Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-7152 Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Barbecue.

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Village Garden Cafe 3844 Old Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-0890 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays and evenings reserved for special events Specialty sandwiches, grilled paninis, salads, and quiche. They also serve fresh baked pastries. Special services: Banquet facilities.

FAST SERVICE Bruster’s 2602 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-0599 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week Ice cream cones and sundaes, waffle cones, ice cream pie and cakes, milkshakes, smoothies and Bruster’s Blasts.

China Taste 1800-C South Creek One (next to Food Lion) Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-379-1688 Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10:15 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11

a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Chinese Fast Food Restaurant, take-out only. Lunch and dinner.

to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Menu excludes shakes and salads.

GRAB-N-GO

Country Food and Furniture

Poppy’s Diner

2895 Anderson Hwy 804-598-8124 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hamburgers, corn dogs, fried chicken, homemade salads, deli.

Next to Henry’s Market in the Powhatan Station Shopping Center 1901 D Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-794-4454 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sunday and Tuesday. Sandwiches, soup, homemade macaroni and potato salad.

Domino’s Pizza (take-out or delivery only) 3440 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-0900 Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for carryout Pizza, wings, and breadsticks.

McDonald’s 2544 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-6289 Monday through Thursday 5:30 a.m.

Intersection of Route 60 and 522 Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4922 Monday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. American fare.

Subway 2105 Academy Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-SUBS (7827) Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hot and cold subs, cookies, salads.

Vincenza’s Pizza 2300 Genito Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-9878 Wednesday through Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pizza, wings, appetizers.

Dinwiddie’s Convenience Store

The Do Drop 5920 Old Buckingham Rd. in Ballsville Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-492-9324 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast biscuits, hot dogs, barbecue and sandwiches.

Dorset Market Intersection of Dorset and Genito 2300 Genito Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-3550 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Fried chicken, side dishes, deli sandwiches and daily lunch specials.

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Henry’s Market 1901 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-379-3823 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday. Fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, bologna burgers, deli sandwiches, fries, onion rings, chicken livers and salads.

Powhatan Star Shell/ Blimpies

Community organizations

1300 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-897-2480 Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Blimpies (subs and salads), pizza and chicken.

COMMUNITY SERVICES Adult Protective Services Hotline: 1-800-832-3858

Red Barn

Lucky’s 2156 Huguenot Trail Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-897-7535 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days a week. Breakfast, subs, and daily lunch specials.

Child Protective Services Hotline: 1-800-552-7096

Between Rt. 13 and 60 804-598-4859 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Barbecue, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, bologna burgers, fries, and breakfast.

Powhatan-Richmond Community Action Agency Powhatan Office 3930 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 Powhatan: 804-598-3351 Goochland: 804-556-9800

Old Tavern Junction 5500 Anderson Hwy at Trenholm Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-6357 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays. Deli sandwiches, subs, hot dogs, hamburgers, and fries.

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Sheetz Beside McDonalds in Flat Rock 2600 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-9474 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Bakery and coffee items plus an MTO (Made-to-Order includes breakfast sandwiches).

The Powhatan-Richmond Community Action Agency, Inc. provides an array of needed services to low-income families in both Powhatan and Goochland counties. With the use of federal, state and local funding, the PGCAA has provided a changing menu of services depending on the communities’ assessment of needs and the funds available to assist in-

dividuals with a “Hand-up to Self Sufficiency.” As a non-profit agency established to serve qualified individuals in need, the PGCAA continues to provide services or refer individuals to a variety of service providers for assistance. With more than 2,000 individuals in these two counties living below the poverty level, many continue to be in need of food, clothing and adequate, suitable shelter including indoor plumbing, water and wastewater disposal. Defining the number of low-income individuals in Powhatan and Goochland under the state’s definition of “self sufficiency” indicators, the number of poor exceeds 4,000. The Powhatan-Goochland Community Action Agency provides services that allow needy individuals to get through a difficult period in their life. “Emergencies” come in the form of a lay-off, unexpected medical or dental need, vehicle repair work including license plates, inspections and personal property taxes and the need for basic food, clothing and adequate shelter. As an agency, the PGCAA works very closely with the community’s faith-based institutions, civic organizations, service organizations and local governmental agencies in order to provide a service and not

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of services, performs work related to ameliorating inadequate housing conditions and provides direct funds to the service organizations that assist in meeting these needs.

duplicate a service. They strive to provide a temporary solution, not a lifetime of care.

Transportation Program This program provides for rides to the low-income, handicapped and senior population who need to go to a “Friendship Cafe” to receive a hot meal on a daily basis. Additionally, they provide for transportation for low-income individuals to go to the drug store, the post office, medical and dental appointments and grocery stores in order to obtain those goods and services considered “basic.” For further information, contact: Mr. Paul Grossman, Chief Financial Officer (804) 598-3351 or pgrossman@pgcaa. org.

The Head Start Program Head Start is for pre-school children in Powhatan County and provides for the education of low-income children (ages 3-5). Each weekday these children attend classes from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Head Start provides breakfast and lunch as part of the daily program and health and dental screenings on an annual basis. Through the employment of teachers, assistant teachers, drivers and educational and health care coordinators, Head Start is able to deliver year-round services to 34 children that need this service. Beyond the classroom educational activities, Head Start employees are charged with providing home visits to assess family needs. Additionally, they identify children with special needs and help with the provision of these services. For further information, contact Ms. Marlo Callahan, Head Start Director (804) 598-3351 or mcallahan@pgcaa. org.

The PGCAA Community Services Program The Community Services program assists individuals and families that require emergency intervention to obtain assistance with heating during the winter, electricity, small home repairs, indoor plumbing and housing rehabilitation assistance and dry well replacement. Additionally, this office obtains furniture and appliances, identifies individuals in need

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Consignments are accepted By appointment

Consignment Alley sells everything from antiques to house-wares, furniture, jewelry, architectural accents, wedding dresses, golf clubs, and visual decor, garden furniture and accessories, oddities and necessities in between.

Virginia Cares Program This service promotes self-sufficiency by ex-offenders and assists these individuals in transitioning from incarceration to lives as lawabiding individuals that contribute to the betterment of society. Prior to the prisoners’ release from institutions around the Commonwealth, Virginia Cares staff provides them with lectures and instruction in how to work and live productively and positively in the community. Following their release, staff assists these individuals in obtaining employment, housing and other basic needs. For further information, contact Ms. Audrey Taylor, Virginia Cares Coordinator (804) 5983351 or ataylor@pgcaa or Mr. Rickie Bolden, Virginia Cares Case Manager (804) 598-3351 or rbolden@pgcaa.org.

Goochland-Powhatan Community Services 3910 Old Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-2200 804-598-2697 (emergency) 804-598-3114 (fax) E-mail: gpcsinfo@co.goochland.va.us Website: www.gpcsb.org

Goochland Powhatan Community Services provides a continuum of community-based education, prevention, crisis intervention, counseling, rehabilitation and residential services and support to individuals, families and groups in need of mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services. The GPCS offers mental health and substance abuse outpatient services, including nursing and psychiatric services, and individual, group and family counseling, 24-hour emergency services for crisis intervention in psychiatric emergencies; mental health, substance abuse and mental retardation case management; residential support (mental health, substance abuse and mental retardation, group homes, supported apartments, and in-home support); day support services (Monacan Services for adults with mental retardation, Virginia House for adults with serious mental illness); and early intervention for infants and toddlers through age three. The GPCS also places a focus on prevention, providing healthy alternatives to destructive behaviors to youth, families, and individuals.

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Powhatan Department of Social Services 3908 Old Buckingham Rd. Suite 2 Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5630 Child Protective Services Hotline: 1-800-552-7096 Adult Protective Services Hotline: 1-888-832-3858 Director: Lee Burgin The Department of Social Services aims to help residents triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to create strong futures for themselves, their families and our community. Social Services administers several complex programs that have significant impact on some of Powhatan’s most needy and vulnerable residents. Services are generally restricted to Powhatan residents and eligibility for some programs is based on income. Programs available through Social Services include: Temporary assistance to needy families (TANF); food stamps; Medicaid; adoption services; adult services; adult and child protective services; day care; foster care and employment services. PSS now also offers a GED preparation program on the premises administered through

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the Cumberland Regional Adult Education Program.

Elizabeth Randolph Lewis YMCA 2269 Mann Road Powhatan, VA 23139 804-598-0250 804-403-6040 (fax) The Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA offers values-based programs designed to help young people build self-esteem, strengthen positive values and establish healthy behaviors. Powhatan’s YMCA is open to all and offers financial assistance for membership and programs to those in need. The YMCA does not require members to sign a contract. Opening officially in 2004, the state-of-the-art facility offers childcare and the latest in wellness and aquatic programs. The 10,500 square foot facility includes a wellness center, a child watch area, an aerobics room, locker rooms, a six-lane outdoor pool, a family friendly pool with slide and interactive play fountain and a children’s wading pool. The summer pool hours for family recreational swim are Monday

- Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 7 p.m. The Powhatan YMCA offers land and water aerobics classes, swim lessons for all ages in the year-round pool, free child watch while parents work out, youth basketball leagues, senior adult programs and activities and adult and youth (ages 11-14) fitness orientations. Membership types include youth (12 to 21), young adult (ages 22 to 30), adult (31 to 64) and senior (ages 65 and older), family and senior family (ages 65 and older). Powhatan residents can get a metro membership to enjoy the convenience of membership at every branch of the YMCA of Greater Richmond or a “branch only” membership.

ORGANIZATIONS Chamber Of Commerce 3829 Old Buckingham Road Post Office Box 643 Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-2636 (fax) powhatanchamber@verizon.net www.powhatanchamberofcommerce. org.

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The Powhatan Chamber of Commerce lists over 200 members and is self-sustaining and independent. The Chamber serves as a liaison between businesses and community support groups, and provides a detailed county map as well as the Powhatan Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory and Consumer Guide. Several years ago the Chamber launched their ongoing “Give Powhatan the Business” campaign to encourage County residents to shop locally. The Chamber continues this campaign designed to keep sales tax dollars at home by creating the awareness that when residents spend their money for services within the County, not only do local merchants benefit, the County benefits from sales tax revenues generated. A primary attraction for new business growth in the County is the absence of a gross receipts-based business, professional and occupational license tax (BPOL tax). The Chamber is proud to stand up publicly against this unfair tax. The very popular Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape continues to be the Chamber’s primary fundraiser. It will take place on Saturday, October 25,

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Christmas Mother The Christmas Mother program was formed in 1967 by the Powhatan Extension Service/Homemakers Clubs to meet the needs of the less fortunate in our community. In 1988 the program became the Powhatan Christmas Mother’s Everyday Committee, which assists neighbors in need throughout the county. It is in operation throughout the entire year to help families (especially children and the elderly) with special emergencies. The Committee and the Christmas Mother work closely with the Social Services Department. As this is strictly a volunteer program, manpower and funds must be donated by the community. Each year the schools, churches, businesses, community groups and residents donate goods and the funding to purchase gifts, food, clothing and toys. The Christmas Mother Committee has office and storage space in the old War Memorial Building on Skaggs Rd. This is the hub for collecting donations, preparation of gifts and gift boxes and the pick up and delivery of

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Christmas boxes. The Christmas Mother program accepts monetary donation or contribution at any time throughout the year. Next season’s Christmas Mother will be announced in the fall.

Habitat for Humanity Powhatan Post Office Box 416 Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-794-1700 hfh.powhatan@verizon.net Executive Director: Donald G. Whitley Habitat for Humanity-Powhatan was established in 2001. Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical, Christian ministry, founded on the basic principle that all people should have simple, decent housing and that helping people get out of housing should be a matter of conscience. While the building of a house is what HFH is most well known for, the work of the affiliate goes all year. Other committees include construction, public relations, family selection, family support, finance and volunteers. There are many people working behind the scenes, doing things most people never hear about, with the

ultimate goal of building a house for another deserving partner family. Volunteers are always welcome. People wishing to be on the Board, on committees, or help in any way are welcome. Rev. John Carnwath is the current president and Donna O. White is the vice president. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Habitat office at 1480 Anderson Hwy, Suite F1.

Huguenot Ruritan Club 804-598-0777 www.ruritan.org The Huguenot Ruritan Club has served Powhatan County since 1976. The civic organization is open to those who are interested in improving the community. Monthly meetings include dinner and are held on the first Monday of each month at Old Powhatan Baptist Church (2202 Old Church Rd.), beginning at 7 p.m. Traditionally, fund raising activities within the Ruritan Club have included yard sales, raffles and concession sales at many Powhatan-area auctions and horse shows. In addition to contributing to numerous organizations throughout

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the Courthouse) Post Office Box 562 Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-1139 http://www.powhatanhistoricalsociety.org Founded in 1975, the Powhatan County Historical Society is open to all interested persons. Dues are $15 per year for individuals, $25 per year for families. The membership year begins June 1 and ends May 31 and an application can be downloaded from the organization’s website. Meetings are held quarterly with speakers commonly reserved for the spring and fall sessions. The group also hosts a summer picnic in June and a December Christmas social, both of which are held at historic Powhatan homes. The Historical Society operates a museum, which is open for selected exhibits, at specified times and by appointment. They also hold historical tours of the courthouse area and provide articles about Powhatan’s past in the local press.

Powhatan Leadership Institute

Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5640 804-598-2477 (fax) tdyke@vt.edu The Powhatan Leadership Institute, formed in 2005, encourages citizens to get involved in community activities and local government functions. According to its mission statement, the PLI “informs, educates and enlightens interested citizens about issues facing the county to foster citizen involvement in making Powhatan an even more desirable place to live, work and enjoy life.” Through involvement in this class, graduates are acquainted with day-to-day operations of County government, and increased awareness of opportunities and problems being faced in Powhatan. Potential leaders are identified through participation in this program and encouraged to take a more active role in the community. Many graduates of the PLI are already actively serving in the community. This year the program graduated 27 students and will begin taking applications for the next session in late 2007.

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Powhatan Lions Club Meetings held 1st and 4th Wed, 6:00 p.m. County Seat Restaurant 3867 Old Buckingham Road Powhatan, Virginia The Powhatan Lions Club has been providing services and funds to county residents for 30 years. One of the club’s main services is to help the people who have trouble with their eyesight. In addition to paying for the eye exams and glasses for eight to 15 deserving people who qualify financially every year, the club provides funds to help blind persons get seeing eye dogs, and special radios to the sight impaired so they can hear broadcast of the Virginia Voice. Certified Lions Club eye screeners work in conjunction with the Powhatan County School Health Services to screen the eyes of students every year using a visual acuity test and a stereopsis test. Harriet Jamerson is the supervisor of the School Health Services. Before the Lions Club stepped in, she said, “The system simply lacked the resources to do a stereopsis test. Now, thanks to the Lions’ eye screenings, every child will receive this important

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test.” As Arla Thompson, an RN at Pocahontas Elementary School, succinctly states, “These Lions are a blessing. They have taken a huge burden from us. They make the system work the way it should.”

Powhatan Ruritan Club Meetings are on the second Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Powhatan United Methodist Church 2253 Rosson Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-7220 (Club President Ewell Flippo) The Powhatan Ruritan Club is a civic organization open to those who are interested in improving the community. The club holds fundraisers such as stew sales, barbeque sales and a variety of activities to raise money to help people in the community in time of need or crisis. All proceeds raised go to people chosen for these needs. The PRC sponsors clubs such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and cuts firewood to deliver to the elderly in cold weather months.

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Powhatan Women’s Club 804-375-9814 The Powhatan Women’s Club meets the third Wednesday of every month from September to May. A social and service organization, the group runs the Powhatan Clothes Closet and contributes to charitable organizations and scholarships. For more information contact Liz Sabbatini at 375-9814.

Powhatan Junior Women’s Club 804-492-3038 or 804-897-3339 The Powhatan Junior Woman’s Club is a non-profit, volunteer organization, which was organized and federated in 1964. The purpose of the club is to promote friendship, share talents within the community, encourage interest in education, philanthropy, public welfare, moral values and fine arts and to enrich its member’s lives and the lives of others by becoming an active volunteer. The Powhatan Junior Woman’s Club sponsors and supports various projects and events within the community including the Annual Holiday Gift Harvest, the Powhatan Christmas Mother, Relay for Life, the Powhatan County Public Library and more. In addition, the club provides scholarships to local high school students. The Powhatan Junior Woman’s Club meets the third Tuesday of every month from September to May. Meetings are held in the Armory Building at 7:00 p.m. Membership is open to women over the age of 18. For information on the club or on becoming a member, please call membership chair Joy Matkowsky at 492-3038 or 897-3339.

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Relay for Life 804-598-3730 The following eloquently sums up the mission of Powhatan’s Relay for Life, an organization dedicated to raising money to aid in the fight against cancer: “We have hundreds of people in our community in attendance. We have celebrated with those who are cancer survivors and we have cried over those who have lost their battle. We have wrapped our arms around those who are fighting and winning the battle right now, this very minute. We are a small county with individuals and businesses who give so that maybe one more loved one will win their fight.” Before losing her courageous battle with cancer in 2003, Sharon Pike started the county’s first Relay for Life event 11 years ago. Volunteers work tirelessly to raise significant amounts of money so research, education, advocacy, and service can be available to those facing the disease. Powhatan County consistently ranks among the highest counties in the nation per capita in fundraising.

Retail Merchants Association 804-598-1171 mawmullikin@yahoo.com www.retailmerchants.com The Retail Merchants Association is pleased to offer retailers and other businesses in the growing Powhatan region the opportunity to become members and take advantage of the RMA’s many benefits. The RMA is the only trade association with representatives living and working in the multiple jurisdictions we represent throughout Central Virginia. Local Retail Merchants Association members enjoy numerous benefits, including ways to save on advertising and marketing, representation at the Virginia General Assembly, and networking events with fellow retailers and other businesses at local RMA Powhatan Chapter meetings.

Churches BAPTIST CHURCHES Faith Free Will Baptist Church

Genito Road 804-598-2431 (fax) Rev. John Burges

Pastor Marvin Gilliam Service at 11 a.m.

Little Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Baptist Church 2901 Judes Ferry Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-794-8939 Pastor Jim Proffitt

Fine Creek Baptist Church 3619 Huguenot Trail Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-3070 Pastor Don E. Smith Jr.

First Antioch Baptist Church,

5680 Cartersville Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-375-9404, Pastor Gregory L. Beechaum Sr. Service at 11 a.m.

May Memorial Baptist Church (SBC) Route 13 in the Village 3922 Old Buckingham Rd. 804-598-3098 Rev. Chuck Price Service at 11 a.m.

3920 Maidens Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-2301 Pastor J. Elisha Burke, Sunday school 10:15 a.m., service 11 a.m.

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Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

2109 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-794-7054 Pastor Dennis Maxwell Morning service 11 a.m., evening service 7 p.m.

2020 Red Lane Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-2398 Pastor Charles Kirby Service at 11 a.m.

5780 Mt. Moriah Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5328 804-690-9447 Pastor Thomas B. Alvis Jr. Service at 11 a.m.

Mt. Pero Baptist Church Graceland Baptist Church 975 Dorset Rd. 804-598-3481 Powhatan, Va. 23139 Pastor Ronald Wyatt Jr. Service 11 a.m., early contemporary worship service 8:30 a.m.

Greenbrier Baptist Church 4731 Bell Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5491 Pastor Dr. Delmar Wright Service 11 a.m.

Guildfield Baptist Church 2550 Manakintown Ferry Road, Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-794-3109 Rev. Walter Roy

Holly Hills Baptist Church 1659 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-379-8930 Pastor Randy Blackwell Service at 11 a.m.

Located on Cook Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-492-9135 Services are the first and third Sunday of every month at 11 a.m.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 6271 Ridge Rd. (.5 mile off Rt. 60) Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-2051 Pastor George West Service at 11 a.m.

Muddy Creek Baptist Church 3470 Trenholm Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-375-9212 Pastor Dr. W Rand Forder Service at 11 a.m.

Old Powhatan Baptist Church 2202 Old Church Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4241 Interim Pastor Dan Panter Services Sun. at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Hollywood Baptist Church 3964 Old Buckingham Rd., Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-2763,

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804-329-1259 Pastor Howard Cooper

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 3090 Judes Ferry Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-379-8402, Pastor Revell E. Hicks Service at 11 a.m.

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Bethesda Church of God

Old River Trail Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5430 Service at 11 a.m.

2480 Academy Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-7159 Pastor Richard D. Stigile Services Sun. at 10:30 a.m. Thurs. DRoad Youth Night 6 p.m.

Episcopal Churches Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Red Lane Baptist Church 2095 Red Lane Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-2455, Pastor David Slayton Service at 11 a.m., contemporary service 8:30 a.m.

St. James Baptist Church Lee’s Landing Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-2667, Pastor Lawrence A. Wilson Sr. Service at 11 a.m.

Second Antioch Baptist Church 1059 Dorset Rd., Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4409, Pastor Dawarren Ennis Service at 11 a.m.

2390 Emmanuel Church Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-2946, Rev. Michael R. Murphy 9:15 a.m.

Manakin Episcopal Church 985 Huguenot Trail Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-794-6401 Michael L. Stone, Rector Services Sun. at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 2245 Huguenot Trail Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-794-6953 Services Sun. at 9:15 and 11 a.m.

OTHER DENOMINATIONS

Emmaus Christian Church 1801 Huguenot Trail Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-378-3607 Rev. Bill Sisson Services Sun. at 10 a.m.

Family Worship Center 1348 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-379-8223 Pastor Donald Habersack Services Sun. at 10 a.m.

Full Gospel Church 5415 Old Buckingham Rd., Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-8583 Rev. O. H. Holt Services Sun. at 11:30 a.m.

Genito Presbyterian Church 2910 Genito Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139

804-598-2086 Rev. Robert Young Services Sun. at 9:45 a.m.

Gospel Way Tabernacle 2840 Huguenot Trail Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-7947 Rev. Henry Garretson Services at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sun.; 7 p.m. Thurs

Hobson’s Chapel United Methodist Church Route 13 near Tobaccoville 804-492-4366 Rev. Al Davis Services Sun. at 9:45 a.m.

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3958 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-HOPE 804-492-3258 Pastor Michael Lamm Services Sun. at 10:30 a.m.

3540 Old Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-0240 Pastor Tim Kennell Services Sun. at 11 a.m.

New Jerusalem Holy Temple Old Buckingham Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-3352 Rev. Lillie H. Tyler

Powhatan Christian Fellowship 3308 Pleasants Road 804-598-0733 Pastor Russ Cress Services Sun. at 11 a.m.

Powhatan Community Church Meets at Powhatan High School 1600 Judes Ferry Road Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-1174 Pastor Brian Hughes Services Sun. at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

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Powhatan United Methodist Church 2253 Rosson Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4438, Services Sun. at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Providence Presbyterian Church 1950 Ridge Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-4970 Dr. Franklin S. Reding Services Sun. at 11 a.m.

Refuge Assembly of Yahweh Yahoushua The Messiah 2080 Huguenot Trail Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-794-8119 Lindbergh Cox

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Powhatan Village Building Ralph Brown Sr. and Sue Carole Brown, Co-Pastors Services Sun. at 10 a.m.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church 2480 Batterson Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-3754 Rev. Jeff Garcia Services Sat. at 5 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 and 11 a.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Coalition of Powhatan Churches, a gathering of many of the religious groups in the county for the purpose of strengthening the community, meets the third Tuesday of each month at Red Lane Baptist Church at 7 p.m. For more information call Patsy Goodwyn at 598-4464.

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House District in a special balloting in January of 1998. The Speaker of the House has termed Ware “one of my all-time favorite delegates” and said Ware is noted for the careful and principled deliberation he brings to every issue that comes before the legislature. Ware said that, despite his increasing responsibilities within the legislature, his first priority remains representing the interests and responding to the needs of his fellow residents of the 65th District. Accordingly, he labors to ensure that every inquiry meets with as prompt and thorough a response as possible for a citizenlegislator. Ware, 55, served two terms on the Powhatan Board of Supervisors, including one year as chairman, and he was the first public school teacher in modern times to serve, by appointment of Governor George Allen, on the State Board of Education. Ware taught for 15 years in Powhatan High School. Currently he is a teacher of History and Government at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School. Ware graduated from Wheaton College with a double major in History and Literature, and he has undertaken graduate work at Harvard College

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Congressman J. Randy Forbes Virginia’s Fourth District 307 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 202-225-6365 Colonial Heights Office 2903 Boulevard, Suite B Colonial Heights, Va. 23834 804-526-4969 Randy Forbes represents the

Fourth Congressional District of Virginia. Elected in a special election in 2001, he is now serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Forbes focuses his efforts in Congress on protecting the security and sovereignty of our nation, preserving the moral and historical roots of our country, strengthening our military and supporting veterans, growing educational opportunities for our children, and promoting economic development through fiscal responsibility. As a member of the House Judiciary committee, Forbes addresses significant national issues including illegal immigration, combating terrorism, balancing the federal budget and reforming healthcare. He is Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. He received national recognition for his work to protect communities by authoring the Alien Gang Removal Act, which provides for the immediate deportation of aliens who are found to be members of violent criminal gangs. He also sits on the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims. On the House Armed Services Committee, Forbes works to provide

our military with the proper tools, facilities, and training. He is the founder of the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus, the Congressional China Caucus, and cochair of the Navy and Marine Corps Caucus. Since taking office, Forbes has sponsored legislation ranging from the prosecution of Weapons of Mass Destruction to the reformation of the military mail system. Forbes also sits on the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, which oversees the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. His work in the most recent BRAC process nearly doubled the personnel assigned to Ft. Lee and kept the Defense Supply Center Richmond open. In addition, Forbes was awarded the U.S. Navy’s highest civilian honor, the Distinguished Public Service Award, for his committed service and leadership in advancing the U.S. Navy. Forbes is the founder of the Congressional Prayer Caucus whose purpose is to recognize the vital role that prayer by individuals of all faiths has played in Congress and in America. A life-long resident of Virginia, Forbes began his career in the private practice of law and ultimately became a partner in the largest law firm in

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Watkins is also involved in many civic organizations including the Midlothian Rotary Club, the Chesterfield Business Council, American Legion Post 186, Chesterfield Historical Society, Powhatan Performing Arts-Board of Trustees, Midlothian Friends of the Library, Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the Habitat for Humanity-Powhatan as honorary board member. The senator received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. Watkins has three sons and two grandchildren. He and his wife, Kathy, currently reside in Midlothian.

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southeastern Virginia. From 19892001, he served the Commonwealth of Virginia in the General Assembly. As a member of the House of Delegates, he served seven years, quickly establishing himself and serving as the Republican Floor Leader until his election to the State Senate in 1997. One year later, he became the Senate Republican Floor Leader. He served in the State Senate for 3 1/2 years, until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Forbes was chief patron of some of Virginia’s most important legislation in the past decade ranging from state funding for school construction to the abolition of parole. From 1997-2001, he also served as the Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Forbes graduated from Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake in 1970. He was valedictorian of his 1974 class at Randolph-Macon College. In 1977, Forbes graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. He was born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia where he still resides with his wife Shirley. He and Shirley have been married since 1978 and have four children: Neil, Jamie, Jordan, and Justin.

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Emergency Services Powhatan County Fire Department 3872 Old Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5646 Emergency: 911 Powhatan County is still a rural county in terms of firefighting, relying mostly on a tanker shuttle operation to deliver water to fire scenes. The fire companies are staffed by allvolunteer firefighters. The Powhatan Fire Administration office is located at 3872 Old Buckingham Rd. and is staffed by part-time county fire chief, a part-time assistant fire chief, a fulltime office manager, and a volunteer medical office. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Company 1 is located at 3971 Old Buckingham Rd and operates with about 30 members. The company operates a tanker, a brush truck, and a pick-up vehicle to respond to emergencies. • Company 2, located at 1922 Urbine Rd. new fire station. The company operates a fire engine, a tanker, a brush truck, a heavy rescue rig and a Suburban for responding to life threatening medical emergencies. • Company 3, located at 6377 Old Buckingham Rd, operates a fire engine, a tanker, a four-wheel drive attack vehicle and a Suburban. • Company 4, located at 1895 Huguenot Trail operates a fire engine, a tanker, a squad rig for salvage and hazardous materials operations, a gator for brush fires, and a Suburban. • Company 5 is located at 5631 Anderson Highway and operates a fire engine, a tanker, a brush truck and a GMC Jimmy.

Powhatan Volunteer Rescue Squad Post Office Box 247 Powhatan, Va. 23139 Non-emergency 804-598-2911 Dispatch 804-598-5656 Emergency: 911 The Powhatan Volunteer Rescue Squad serves residents and visitors of Powhatan County as a 24-hour emergency medical service at both

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the basic and advanced life support level. The squad works hand in hand with local fire departments and is dispatched to calls by the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Department. Volunteers undergo rigorous training classes on an ongoing basis to ensure that the best possible patient care is rendered. Services are provided free of charge for field treatment and transportation to an appropriate emergency medical facility in the Richmond Metropolitan area. While many volunteer squads in the Richmond area have begun charging for services, Powhatan’s rescue squad continues to operate 100 percent free as a result of the community’s generous donations. Anyone wishing to become a member of the rescue squad must fill out the appropriate forms (available at www.Powhatanrescue.com) and meet before the Board of Directors and general membership at the monthly squad meeting. The squad meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. to discuss business matters. EMT certification is not required for membership, but interested persons may participate in EMT training during the first year of membership. The following memberships are available: Active memberships-for those who have completed a probationary period and are available to serve on a 24-hour basis. Active members are required to be on duty shift every sixth day and must volunteer a minimum of 30 duty hours per month. Honorary memberships-for those who have made outstanding contributions of time, talent, and tangible assets to the organization. Associate memberships-for those who can devote time, special skills and knowledge but do not wish to qualify as active members. Probationary memberships-for those new to the squad; lasts six to 12 months. Junior memberships-for high school graduates or those between the ages of 16 and 18, whichever occurs later. Parental permission is required as well as proof of a C average in all high school course studies. Life memberships-reserved for active members who have volunteered time and service of 10 years or more with PVRS.

Powhatan Sheriff’s Office Post Office Box 133 Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-598-5652 The Powhatan Sheriff’s office is the chief law enforcement agency in Powhatan County. The Sheriff’s office

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Powhatan Sheriff Greg Neal officially took over the office on Sept. 21, 2007

is responsible for courtroom security, civil process, inmate transportation and housing, emergency 911 dispatch, animal control and victim/witness divisions. Powhatan’s current Sheriff is Greg Neal. The Courtroom/Civil Process Division is supervised by Sgt. Tommy Broughton and has one part-time and three full-time deputies. This division is responsible for providing courtroom security and also serves all of the civil process warrants and subpoenas as well as handling the prisoner transportation to and from courts and local and regional jails. The communications section receives calls for service and dispatches emergency services personnel, including police, fire and rescue. Capt. Dan Giardini supervises the detective division and is responsible for criminal investigations along with two full-time investigators. Capt. Giardini is also the Asset Forfeiture Coordinator and is in charge of the Crime Solvers Program. Citizens who have information regarding crimes are advised to call 598-5654, are not required to give their names or testify in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information. Training and Special Operations

ensures that all deputies meet basic and in-service training requirements mandated by the Dept. of Criminal Justice Services. Lt. DeHart coordinates all special and elective training and serves as the head of the Sheriff’s Special Response Team (SRT). SRT handles high-risk calls such as search warrants, hostage situations, armed, mental or suicidal subjects, and provides mutual aid to State Police and surrounding counties where specialized equipment or training is needed. Lt. DeHart also serves as Accreditation Manager and oversees highway safety programs involving education and enforcement. The patrol unit has 17 deputies supervised by 1st Sgt. Randy Stickels, and Corporals within the patrol unit supervise the various shifts. Patrol deputies answer calls for service, take preliminary reports on crimes, perform fingerprinting, conduct DUI checkpoints, and are responsible for traffic control, speed enforcement, crash investigations, assist civil process with inmate transports, and do business and residential security checks. Patrol deputies also participate in special events within Powhatan County, give civic talks, and conduct bicycle safety clinics. The patrol unit has two deputies trained


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to conduct commercial motor vehicle inspections, and also has a specialized substance/drug canine to aid in the detection of narcotics. The School Resource Officer division has four deputies including the supervisor, Sgt. Scott Lane. SROs provide education to students during the school year through Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), class action programs, and other classroom education. They assist school administration with safety and truancy issues and provide security during school hours and at extracurricular events. SROs also conduct school-related criminal investigations. The deputies of the Animal Control division are responsible for animal protection and enforcement of state and local laws. Animal Control handles primarily domestic animal calls, but is also called upon for removal of snakes or rabid animals. The majority of wildlife calls are directed to the Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries. The Animal Control Shelter is located at 4000 Old Plantation Road and hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and by appointment. Anyone wishing to adopt an animal may call 598-5672. The Victim/Witness coordinator for Powhatan and Cumberland County is Wendy McClellan. Ms. McClellan advises crime victims of their rights pursuant to the Crime Victims Bill of Rights Act, which involves the areas of protection, financial availability, notification, victim input and courtroom services.

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Virginia State Police Area Six Headquarters 1765 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 804-379-8645 804-553-3445 (24 hour dispatch) #77 (cell phone) Troopers assigned to Area Six are also responsible for Amelia and Chesterfield counties and the City of Colonial Heights. First Sgt. D. Wayne Holland supervises approximately 45 sworn and non-sworn personnel. Area Six State Police handle requests made of them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Troopers investigate motor vehicle crashes, work radar, patrol all primary and secondary highways, answer calls for assistance, give safety talks to the public and private school systems, and perform crime prevention assess-

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ments upon requests for residential and commercial establishments. Area Six State Police provides the use of their canine (K-9), tact team, search teams and helicopters for the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department when requested. The Virginia State Police also has a med-flight program that serves the Richmond metropolitan area that includes Chesterfield, Powhatan and Amelia counties and Colonial Heights. Those with any requests for civic programs, crime prevention programs, drug abuse programs, or assistance in general, should contact their local state trooper or the Area Six office 24 hours a day.

Medical Services CHIROPRACTIC/ PHY. THERAPY Dr. Jamie L. Higley 3430 C Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Tues. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thurs. 2 to 6 p.m. and Sat. by appointment. After hours emergencies 598-0885. 804-598-6300 drhigley@earthlink.net

Powhatan Physical Therapy 555 Standing Ridge Dr. Suite C-1 Powhatan, Va. 23139 Mon.-Thurs 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tues. 7:30 a.m. to noon; Wed. 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fri. 7 a.m. to noon. 804-794-9023

Wellness First Integrative Health Center 1660 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 Mon., Wed., Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thurs. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Sat. and Sun. 804-897-3478

Dental Baxter Perkinson Jr., DDS & Associates 2615 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 Mon.-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 804-598-3000

Family Dentistry E. Tracy Spaur, DDS

3852 Old Buckingham Rd. Powhatan, Va. 23139 Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wed. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 804-598-3500

cies 965-1881) 804-598-3759 Specializes in the care of horses, with a well-equipped mobile clinic. Emergency calls accepted after hours.

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1664 Anderson Hwy, Suite C Powhatan, Va. 23139 Mon. -Thurs. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays reserved for sedation appointments 804-897-3339

Don Murry, DDS 3250 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 804-598-2600

1403 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. to noon Dr. C. Nick Elam, Jr. 804-794-4105 A full service animal hospital equipped with radiology, laboratory, and ultrasound. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be worked in as necessary.

Powhatan Gentle Dentistry Drs. Hyer and Pfab 2105 Academy Road Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri. by appointment 804-598-8951.

PHYSICIANS Midlothian Family Practice 2891 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 There is a physician on call 24 hours a day. Office hours are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (urgent care is available on Sat. from 8:30-noon at the Midlothian Family Practice Village office. This office is located at 13332 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, Va. 804-7945598) 804-598-3100

Powhatan Family Physicians 1820 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, Va. 23139 Doctors are on call 24 hours a day. Office hours are Mon. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tues.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sat. 9 a. m. until noon. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. 804-794-1555 www.powhatanfamily.com

VETERINARIANS Claws and Paws 4313 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 Dr. Thomas Fore and Patricia Morgan. Mon-Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 804-598-8030

Deer Creek Equine Clinic Post Office Box 644 Powhatan Va., 23139 Dr. Cindi Arledge 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (After hours emergen-

Midlothian Animal Clinic 14411 Sommerville Court Midlothian, Va. 23113 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 2nd and 4th Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 804-794-2099. 804-794-3015 (fax) macvet@mindspring.com Provides medical care, general dentistry and oral surgery, digital radiography, endoscopy, in-house laboratory, ultrasound and surgical services.

Powhatan Animal Hospital 2540 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, Va. 23139 Drs. Stephen R. Larrick and Rebecca Staunton Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat 8 a.m. to noon 804-598-3168 804-598-1253 (fax) Appointments are required except Saturdays, when walk-ins are accepted.

The Veterinary Emergency Center, Inc., 3312 West Cary Street, Richmond, Va. 23221 804-353-9000 804-353-9271 (fax) info@animal-emergency.com Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Dedicated to emergency and critical care medicine. It is best to call before transporting your companion animal to the facility.


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