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September 3, 2014
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Volume 25, Issue 22
Serving the King William and King and Queen Communities since 1989
King William Board of Supervisors
(left to right) is Zoning Board member Bryant Wilson, Fifth District Supervisor Otto
Williams, Tommy Chisholm, Fourth District Supervisor Terry Stone, Zoning Board
member Herb White, and Zoning Board member Don Wagner
By Gene Campbell
of service on the Board of Zoning
Appeals. Tommy started his service on
The King William Board of Supervisors the Board when he was appointed in
presented Tommy Chisholm with a August of 1989 and retired from the Board
resolution of appreciation for his 25 years earlier this year.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
King William Land Mark Under Restoration
By- Danny Clark
As you enter King William from
the west or pass through from the
east, you cannot miss Prestley Farm
barn on Rt.360 across from 360
Passing to different owners through
the years it fell into serious disrepair.
Once owned by the Townsend
family, William Guy Townsend
stated, “It’s sad it isn’t being cared
for, so many events and stories lie within it’s walls.”
Now new owner, Carrol Lee Walker of King and Queen, has begun a complete
restoration. Mr. Walker stated “I just didn’t want to see that beautiful old building fall
down, My father used to take me there when I was a young boy.” Mr. Walker has had
many suggestions on how the building could be used but for now he is mainly
concerned with saving the local landmark.
Thanks to the Walker family, Prestley Farm will stand to greet 360 travelers as they
pass by as it has done for many years in the past, and now will continue to do for many
years in the future.
KW County Administrator Resigns
By Florence Cooke
County Administrator Trent Funkhouser
submitted his resignation effective
September 19 to the Board of Supervisors
on Tuesday night, August 12. He has
accepted a position as the Economic
Development Coordinator for Essex
County starting September 22.
He stated, “I am pleased to be starting a
new job in Essex County – a chance to be
a cheerleader for business and focus on
some of the things I love about public
service. I wish King William County and
its citizens well and thank you for your
role in the accomplishments of the county
during my tenure as Administrator.”
In the process of restoration, Prestley Barn stands proud.
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House Fire Destroys Home in Walkerton
By Florence Cooke
A mobile home located at 7122 The Trail
in Walkerton was totally destroyed by fire
on Friday night, August 15. It was owned
by the Holmes family. No one was home
at the time.
Walkerton Fire Department and Central
King and Queen Fire Department
extinguished the fire. One of two King
and Queen Sheriff’s Department deputies
on scene was able to move a school bus
parked close to the home.
The fire was investigated by the Virginia
State Police since no was home when the
fire broke out. It was ruled Undetermined
but not suspicious.
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Publisher’s Message
I got a phone call from a good friend of mine the other day. We used to ride horses
together with a group of like minded friends. We had lost touch with each other as
our lives went in different directions. His phone call made me think of all the great
people I have met, and for what ever reason have not stayed in touch with.
I do miss many of the people I have known and wonder how they are doing. I guess
I fill each day with what is before me. That doesn’t mean I have forgotten the special
people in my life. I hope they know I remember the times we shared together and that
life has been kind to them.
I am not the type to chat or keep up on the internet it just doesn't work for me. I hope
everyone had a great Labor Day weekend, soon the beautiful days of fall will be here.
Until next time…...
A 117 Year
Tradition of Caring
8014 Lee Davis Road, Mechanicsville ●746-8665
Bennett Funeral Home was established in 1897 to serve the needs of
Richmond families. Since then, this locally owned and operated business has continued to serve the community with its unique combination of caring and convenience.
This tradition of excellence can be seen in the four beautiful chapels located throughout the Richmond area: centrally located on Cutshaw Avenue in the
city, on Broad Street Road past Innsbrook, serving the Hanover-Mechanicsville
area on Lee-Davis Road and Chesterfield Chapel on Ashbrook Pkwy. in Chesterfield. All four facilities are under the personal direction of Charles D. Morehead,
In a time of need, you can turn to Bennett Funeral Home with trust and
confidence. It serves families of all faiths with personal service, before, during,
and after. There is a long tradition of professionalism and caring.
One way in which Bennett cares for families, is by offering a convenient
and personalized pre-need program. Through this program pre-need planning, you
can spare your loved ones the burden of making decisions at an emotional time.
Call Bennett Funeral Home at 746-8665 to schedule a pre-planning consultation.
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Equine Talk Sponsored by:
360 Hardware and T-Town Tack
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King William Republican Party Meeting
Floating Teeth
By Allen Brintley & “Pip”
First I would like to thank the
wonderful and knowledgeable
people at T-Town Tack in Tappahanock and 360 Hardware in
King William for sponsoring our
column as a regular feature in
the Country Courier.
When the vet was here for
Pip’s last visit, she said “You
should have Pip’s teeth floated.”
Of course, the first thing that
came to mind was, “What the
heck is she talking about? The
only teeth I’ve ever seen floating was my grandparent’s dentures in a glass of polident.” Not
knowing what was involved, I
said “let’s do it.” After sedating
Pip, she put a harness on her
head (with levers on the front of
it) to keep her mouth open and
then safety-tied it to a beam in
the barn at a good working
height. She then pulled out the
biggest battery operated Dewalt
drill I had ever seen! Guys are
always in competition to have
the biggest and best stuff and I
was envious! She proceeded to
grind Pip’s teeth flat and even.
She rinsed her mouth out with
water a few times. She said that
a horse’s teeth keep growing
most of their life so you have to
float their teeth every so often. I
asked if she could give Pip some
breathe mints while she was
there because I’m not too fond
of mule breath! She didn’t have
any. I would like to hear from
you so email me at [email protected] or
call 690-7870. I’ll see you on
the trails.
Senator Norment (left) and King William County Republican Party Chairman John
Breeden (right).
By Gene Campbell
The King William Republican Party
meeting included Senator Tommy
Norment as the quest speaker
Senator Norment represents the Third
Senatorial District in Virginia. He spoke
about issues in the General Assembly this
year and lessons learned from the 2014
budget impasse.
He then took questions from the
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Annual King William Farm Bureau Membership Meeting
King William Farm Bureau President
Charles Piersa speaks to the crowd.
King William Farm Bureau Vice President
William Barber speaks to the crowd as President Charles Piersa looks on
By Gene Campbell
Approx 200 people were in attendance.
President Charles Piersa welcomed the
membership and introduced the current
Board of Directors after which Leah
Roller gave an insurance company
Secretary/Treasurer David
Johnson gave his report and conducted the
election of officers and directors.
Vice President William Barber then gave
the invocation after which a delicious
meal of BBQ and fried chicken with all
the fixens was served.
Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to
be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If
somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it
into something positive.
Leah LaBelle
King William Farm Bureau Secretary/Treasurer David Johnson speaks to the crowd
as President Charles Piersa looks on.
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International Talk Like a Pirate Day Celebration
at Rainbow Acres September 19th and 20th
Avast Ye Mateys.
Rainbow Acres
Campground and the Mattaponi
&Pamunkey Rivers Association will be
hosting the first Annual International Talk
Like a Pirate Day Celebration. Did you
landlubbers even know that September
19th is International Talk Like A Pirate
Day? Arrrrgh you ready for some river
Friday evening there will be a costume
contest, sea chanties, storytelling, dinner
and grog. On Saturday morning there will
be a paddle up Courthouse Creek that will
be part of a treasure hunt. Wafts from the
Wacky Walkerton Waft Wace will be
wacingwunce again so bring your own
water guns (or water cannons) in case a
battle should break out over the treasure.
Make your plans now to join in the fun!
Special camping rates are available for
this weekend only. For more information
or to make reservations, contact Rainbow
[email protected] or
call (804)785-9441.
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Colosse Baptist Church
Volunteers Helping King William
More than 100 volunteers from Colosse
Baptist Church will conduct service
projects on Saturday, September 20, 2014
in King William County and beyond.
This is the second year Colosse has
partnered with Operation Inasmuch, Inc.,
which isa ministry that equips and
encourages churches to serve others in
their community with compassion.
The volunteers range in age 6 to over
80and will be easily recognized by their
bright red Operation Inasmuch t-shirts.
Thevarious service projects will include
hands-on construction projects, yard work,
sewing pillow cases for children at Child’s
Life Center at MCV andtrash pick-up.
Other service projects will include:
Colosse Baptist Church (23945 King
William Road (Rt. 30), West Point,
Sponsoring a blood drive for the Virginia
Blood Services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to
make it easier for you to give blood and be
a part of helping others.
Aylett area:
Free school supplies to school-age
children from 9 – 12p.m. (while supplies
last)outside Family Dollar on Route 360.
Food collection for The CornerStone
Community Development Center outside
Food Lion on Route 360. Purchase
canned goods and deposit them at the
collection center from 9-12 p.m.
Manquin area (Dawn’s School of
Fall and winter children’s clothing
giveaway for ages 0 – 18 from 8 a.m. to
12 p.m.
Operation Inasmuch is a national
organization based on the words of Jesus
in Mathew 25:40 “Inasmuch as you did it
{fed the hungry, helped the thirsty, healed
the sick, clothed the naked, visited the
imprisoned}, you did it for me.” Over
1,800 churches across our nation utilize
Operations Inasmuch’s model of
community service. The Inasmuch Day is
an effective way to teach our children to
help others in our community in practical,
memorable ways. If you would like more
information about Operation Inasmuch,
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information about Colosse Baptist
Church’s Operation Inasmuch Day, please
contact Mark Townsend at 804-283-5945.
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beloved mother,
sister, and aunt
entered the gates
of heaven on
August 26, 2014.
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welcomed with
open arms by her
husband of 62 years, David “Mike” Odell
Rose and her mother and father, John
Gordon and Sibyl Valentine Peatross, who
preceded her in death.
She is survived by her devoted daughters
and their sons-in-love, Dana Gregory Rose
of Radford; Sherri Rose Gretes (George)
of Mechanicsville; Debbie Sibyl Rose of
King William; and Betty Rose Lennon
(Sean) of Midlothian. Marjorie’s adoring
grandchildren are Evan David Gregory
(Sarah), Andrew Rose Gregory (Casey
McIntyre, fiancée), Michael Lloyd
Gregory, all of Radford and Brooklyn,
NY; Marjorie Betty Jacobs of Richmond;
Celia Rose Jacobs of Hanover; Rachel
Lesley Jacobs of Goochland; Matthew
Christopher Lennon and David Barth
Lennon, both of Midlothian. Marjorie’s
loving siblings are Thomas Bernard
Peatross (Betty Mann) of Mechanicsville;
Janice Gordon Kane of Devon, PA; and
Barbara Ann Wiggins (Harold), of
Marjorie was born on February 25, 1925 in
Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from
Glen Allen High School in 1942, attended
the Pan American Business School, and
worked for the Internal Revenue Service
before her marriage to Mike in 1948. Their
honeymoon was a delightful month-long,
winter cross-country road trip with Mike’s
mother, father, and brother. This trip was
an example of her ability to love and be
loved by everyone. Marjorie was a
homemaker and often said that her
happiest times were as a wife and mother,
supporting her husband and raising four
daughters in the Ginter Park neighborhood
of Richmond. Marjorie spent time each
summer at a family river cottage on the
Mattaponi River near Walkerton,
beginning with her parents and siblings.
Later, she prepared amazing meals, taught
her own husband and daughters to fish,
and played ‘chee-chee’ in the river with
her grandchildren. She loved baking pound
cakes and sharing them with her family
and friends, once baking seven different
recipes for a family taste test. Her most
important gifts to others were her
generosity, her sense of humor, her
storytelling, and her capacity to express
joy, love, and compassion to everyone she
met. We learned from her the greatest
lesson, unconditional love. Marjorie had a
remarkable ability to express and act on
her unfaltering faith. She served as
president of the Richmond Chapter of the
Christian Women’s Club. She was devoted
to First Baptist Church and the Esther
Sunday School Class. Her constant prayer
became: “May thy healing power flow
through me in my life, day by day.”
Marjorie ‘lived’ her faith. Her life leaves
us the legacy of her infinite joy and love in
our hearts.
Visitation will take place on Friday,
August 29th from 3:00-5:00 and 6:00-7:30
at the Atlee Chapel - Woody Funeral
Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road.
celebration of life service was held on
Saturday, August 30th at 11am at the First
Baptist Church Chapel, Richmond,
followed by burial in Forest Lawn
Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be
made to the First Baptist Church
Television Ministry -2709 Monument
Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23220.
Rex Ford Hoskins, 92, of Walkerton, VA,
died Monday, August 18, 2014. Born in
Leslie County, KY, he studied at East
Kentucky State Teachers College and the
Lexington Signal Corps School. In World
War II, he served in the Detached 2nd
Signal Service Battalion of the U.S. Army,
stationed first at Vint Hill, Warrenton, VA,
then in Africa. He joined the Virginia State
Police in 1951, in the early years covering
Fauquier, Culpeper and Loudoun counties
with only two other troopers. He moved
around the state, becoming an Investigator
based in Richmond, finally retiring as
Captain, Commander of the Criminal
He loved to play the guitar from an early
age, and enjoyed listening to his favorite
country swing artists. In retirement, he
became an avid golfer, enjoying close
friendships with fellow golfers both in
Fauquier County and around his last home
in King and Queen County. His favorite
entertainment was family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years,
June Morgan Hoskins; 2 sons, Roger G.
Hoskins of Tappahannock, VA, and
Jeffrey M. Hoskins (Carolyn Hoskins) of
Aylett, VA; a daughter, Sue H. Kellon
(Robert Lee) of Warrenton, VA; 2
grandchildren, Eric Kellon and Delanie
Kellon, 3 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters,
Vivien Reinhardt of Peewee Valley, KY
and Rosalie Hensley of Corbin KY.
Joyce L. of
Manquin died
2014. She was
predeceased by
her husband of
Davis. She is
survived by her
(Debbie) Kenny
Wayne (Suzy) and Michael a daughter
Patricia (Charles) brother Bobby (Lou)
sister Fay (Bill) seven grandchildren and
eight great grandchildren. The family will
received friends on Friday August 22 from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at B.W. White Funeral
Home, 7837 Richmond Tappahannock
Hwy, Aylett. Graveside services was 2 pm
Saturday August 23 at Upper King
&Queen Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers contributions may be made to
the American Heart Association 4217
Park Pl Ct. Glen Allen, Va. 23060
Ted Gibson “Freeman” Carter departed
this life on Wednesday August 27, 2014 at
Parham Doctors Hospital. He is survived
by two devoted sons, Freeman Darnell
Carter and Walter Earl Carter, one
grandson, Justus Carter, four brothers, four
sisters, and a large family of nieces,
nephews, and cousins. Funeral services
were held on Sunday, August 31 at 1:00
p.m. in Acquinton Elementary School,
King William, Va. Visitation hours was
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday August
30 at B.W. White Funeral Home, King
William, Va.
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State Convention
Arts Alive Annual Drama Camp
Arts Alive held its annual drama camp the
week of August 4-9. Forty two campers
rehearsed and attended workshops all week
with two professional actors from the
Missoula Children's Theatre.
performances of The Secret Garden were
held at the Robinson/Olsson Auditorium on
August 9 and over 265 attendees enjoyed the
Arts Alive would like to thank West Point
Schools for allowing us use of their facilities
and to the students, parents and volunteers
who help keep the arts alive!
FFA members show off their awards: L to R– Brandon Ancarrow, Nick Pisano, Mitch
Salmon, Madison Robinson and Mavrick Wallace.
The King William High School FFA
Chapter recently attended the 88th
Virginia FFA Association State
Convention held at Virginia Tech in
Blacksburg, VA, from June 23-26, 2014.
Howard Hill, advisor of King William
high school accompanied the following
students to the convention: Madison
Robinson, Mitch Salmon, Nick Pisano,
Brandon Ancarrow and Mavrick Wallace.
Members competed in competitions and
won numerous awards. Nick placed 4th in
the state in the Computer Applications
contest. The team of Madison, Mitch,
Brandon and Mavrick placed fourth in the
state for the Ag. Sales event. The
chapter’s awards received include: 100%
membership, Superior Chapter Public
Relations (Gold), and the Scrapbook
Contest (Gold). Madison and Mitch
served as State FFA Delegates and
Brandon and maverick served on the State
FFA Courtesy Corp.
To celebrate 88 years of tradition with
the Virginia FFA association, this year’s
convention included remembering the past
and looking forward to the future. Other
activities included Career Development
Event contest and leadership workshops.
In addition, the keynote speakers for the
week were the state officers, who gave
their retiring address. National FFA
President Brian Walsh from Virginia
spoke on Wednesday night. More than
1,800 members, teachers, and guests
attended this year’s annual convention.
Virginia FFA Association is an
organization of over 10,500 members
preparing for leadership and careers in the
science, business and technology of
agriculture with 181 local chapters
throughout the Commonwealth. FFA is an
integral part of the agricultural education
program in public schools. The FFA
mission if to make a positive difference in
the lives of students by developing their
potential for premier leadership, personal
growth and career success through
agricultural education. For more
information about the Virginia FFA
Association, please visit http://
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10th Annual Bluegrass Family Ruritan Club Presents Octoberfest
Day & Fly-In
In memory of Mary Ann Clements
Dear Friends, Churches and Business
A special thank you for the gifts and
services you provided to our Bluegrass
Family Day & Fly-In at the Middle
Peninsula Regional Airport. This event is
held to benefit the American Cancer
Society and the Lower King & Queen
Fire-EMS. All of the churches, volunteers,
businesses and friends who generously
donate their time, emotional and financial
support, and talent to help raise funds for
this special event are to be commended.
We would like to send a special thanks to
Fulcrum Concepts for use of their
grounds, facilities and hanger. We have
had many compliments on how great the
event was and how everyone enjoyed it.
Each person has a unique story about
how cancer has affected their life
personally or through a relative or a
friend. Despite its penetration in our lives,
the battle against cancer goes on. Through
your generosity, the gift you gave helped
to raise money that will be donated to the
American Cancer Society and the Lower
King & Queen Fire-EMS in loving
memory of Mary Ann Clements and all
who lost the battle to this horrible disease,
and in honor of those who are survivors.
We pray this money be used for research
to help fight and someday rid us of this
These funds will also provide needed
equipment for our Fire-EMS so they are
able to continue servicing our county and
surrounding counties when needed.
The family of Mary Ann Clements and
members of the Lower King & Queen
Fire-EMS would like to sincerely thank
you for your gracious donations. The 2014
Bluegrass Family Day & Fly-In was a
tremendous success. As of today we have
raised over $14,000.00 and donations are
still coming in. Thank you again from the
bottom of our hearts. Your kindness is
greatly appreciated.
Anyone wishing to make a donation
please make check payable to the
American Cancer Society and mail to:
Bluegrass Family Day
145 Airport Rd. Mattaponi, VA. 23110
The family of Mary Ann Clements
and members of the Lower King & Queen
The King William
Ruritan Club is busy
preparing for their
Annual Brunswick
Stew Sale. This year
the stew will be
prepared on Friday,
October 17 at the club
building and ready for
pick up after 3pm that
day. Pre order sales at
$7 per quart will be
taken by club members
or call 804-363-1781.
Then the next day
Saturday, October 18
from 4 to 10pm the
club will hold its first
featuring the popular
A delicious BBQ
Dinner with all the
fixens will be prepared
by club members and
served from 5 to
7pm. Your favorite golden beverages will be available too. Gates open at 4pm and the
band will play from 6 to 10pm.
Tickets are $30 per person and are available from club members and ticket locations
throughout the county. Call 804-991-0812 for ticket locations or call 804-3631781 for more info.
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River City Recycle Open House
By Dean Collings
King and Queen’s newest business,
River City Recycling located on Route
360 just north of Bradley’s, had their open
house Friday, August 22. Brandon, the
sight General Manager, said the
community had been very supportive of
their start up and was excited about the
turnout for their open house. Brandon,
William and Marie are excited about
serving the greater King William – King
And Queen Community. Brandon invites
you to stop by and say hello.
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confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad
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Radford Graduate
RADFORD– Samantha Nicole Hilton of
Aylett graduated from Radford
University at the end of the spring
Hilton, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard Hilton of 2109 Cornwall
Court, earned a Master of Science
degree in special education.
Radford University is a comprehensive
public university of nearly 10,000 students
that has received national recognition for
many of its undergraduate and graduate
academic programs, as well as its
sustainability initiatives.
RU serves the Commonwealth of
Virginia and the nation through a wide
range of academic, cultural, human
service, and research programs. Well
known for its strong faculty/student
bonds, innovative use of technology in the
learning environment and vibrant student
life on a beautiful 191-acre American
offers students
opportunities to
and succeed in
and out of the classroom.
The university offers 69 degree programs
at the undergraduate level, and 21 master's
programs and three doctoral programs at
the graduate level. A Division I member
of the NCAA and Big South Athletic
Conference, Radford University competes
in 15 men’s and women’s varsity athletics.
With over 250 clubs and organizations,
RU offers many opportunities for student
engagement, leadership development and
community service. Learn more at
Residents honored at Virginia
Tech Commencement
BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 13, 2014 -The following Virginia Tech students
were among those honored at the
university's spring commencement
ceremony held May 16, 2014, in Lane
Approximately 4,400 bachelor's and
associate’s degree candidates, along with
their families and friends, attended the oncampus ceremony presided by former
Virginia Tech President Charles W.
Steger. The University Commencement
Ceremony keynote address was given by
Terence “Terry” McAuliffe, the governor
for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
King William residents honored
Virginia Tech commencement
Alexander Hollander
Hollander received a Bachelor of Science
degree in sociology from the College of
Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
King & Queen resident honored
at Virginia Tech commencement
Megan Ancarrow
Ancarrow received a Bachelor of Arts
degree cum laude in political science from
the College of Liberal Arts and Human
Mary Sader
Sader received a Bachelor of Arts degree
summa cum laude in theatre arts from the
College of Liberal Arts and Human
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RCC degrees and certificates
awarded for Summer 2014
As a service to its students,
Rappahannock Community College
awards degrees and certificates after each
academic semester, rather than only in the
spring. Graduates receive their academic
credentials at the time they complete their
curricular requirements, and may then
march in the Commencement procession
the following May, if they wish.
Sixty-two students have taken advantage
of this opportunity to graduate at the end
of the Summer 2014 semester, earning 76
degrees and certificates among them. They
are: Kristy Adkinson, Amber Allison,
Katelyn Baldacci, Heather Bankston,
Robert Baylor, Odell Bell, Zachary
Brandt, Javonti Braxton, Bonnie Bromley,
Tiffany Carter, Matthew Compton*³,
Devin Cosby, Tiffany Davis, Victoria
Davis, Jamie DeLorme§², Mary Dicus,
Katelyn Dodson, Steven Enoch, William
Farinholt, Michael Gamble, Cassandra
Gower*, Kelsey Greenwood², Felicia Hall,
Brandon Harrington, Nisa Harris, Brittany
Harrison¹, Jamie Herman¹, Emily Hoar,
Sarah Ipson, Roger Jones, Nikki Large¹,
Lindsay Lawrence, Alexandra Lewis,
Amanda Little, Thomas Loftin§³, Elease
Loranger*+³, Emmanuel Madera²,
Benjamin May, Megan McDaniel², Jason
McElrath, Vicky McNeilan², Delores
Miller, Shekinah Parker, Guadalupe Perez,
Shameika Polk, Gabrien Raphael¹, Corryn
Rice, Barbara Riddle, Sarah Rose, Valerie
Shelton, Kirsten Sheridan, Crystal Smith,
Jacob Smith², Leslie Smith, Benzena
Street, Laura Sullivan, Rachel Thomas,
Terry Tignor, Janice Whitley*³, Stacey
Williamson, Camille Willoughby, and
Kellen Wise*².
DATE: Thursday October 2, 2014
TIME:11:00 am – 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road, King William, VA 23086
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
Dear Editor,
This is a message to the person that left a
pillow case of kittens (maybe 3 weeks old
- still nursing) on the street behind my
house either Monday (8/18) or Tuesday
(8/19) night. (Kelley Lane).
We are a civilized society. Or, most of us
are. This was an inhumane thing to do and
it wasn't necessary. King William has a
brand new, very nice animal shelter not 8
miles down the road from where you
dropped them that could have taken them
in. Instead, they suffered - and one died
because of you.
After checking with several "animal
protections services" in the area (including
the Richmond Animal Shelter and the
Richmond SPCA), I found they wouldn't
take these kittens because we "lived
outside of their area". Yet, they didn't mind
taking my money and were not worried
where I lived when I went to adopt a dog
some years back.
On the advice of my vet, I took them to
the King William Regional Animal
Shelter. The people there were very caring
and professional. The young lady with
whom I worked told me they would do
everything they could to place the kittens
with a nursing mother. But also warned me
that it might not work out. She wanted me
to know the “reality” of the situation.
To my surprise and relief, they had the
kittens placed with a nursing mother cat
from a rescue group within about an hour
of my dropping them off. They are now
snuggled up to their "foster mom" eating
their fill. So, you see....their suffering
could have been avoided. No thanks to
So…either spay or neuter your pet and
you won’t have to worry about what to do
with the “little ones”. Or at least do the
humane thing and take them to the shelter.
The shelter is located just a few hundred
yards east of the courthouse. (20201
King William Road, King William – aka
Route 30; phone 804-769-4983)
Susan W. Hall
King William
Caregivers are invited to attend if
desired, especially until their seniors are
comfortable being left in our care. The
event is sponsored by McKendree United
Methodist Church, Manquin, as a
community service—not as an outreach for
new members. The goal is to provide a
respite for the caregiver while their loved
one is cared for in a warm Christian
environment of fellowship and fun!
Be the first to sign up—call today for
information at 804-296-0315.
Respectfully submitted,
Sonya Blommel
C.A.R.E. Committee
(Caregivers Afternoon
Respite Event)
Dear Editor:
What can C.A.R.E. do for King William
residents? If you are caregiver for a senior
citizen, you may want to ask this question!
We want to give caregivers an afternoon
off—away from their care responsibilities,
while their loved one participates in a fun
social event with other senior citizens—at
no charge to participants. They will enjoy
interaction with each other, as well as
respectful attention from adult providers
who will care for their individual needs
during the event. Entertainment, group
activities and singing, along with light
snacks, fill out an afternoon respite for
Letters to the Editor
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writers and not The Country Courier.
Dan Larsen's
"Snow People" and "River
Country" works
will be presented at
Windemere Art Gallery
6162 Mechanicsville
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Reception will take place
on September 20
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Through October 4, 2014
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Attention forest landowners! The Virginia
Department of Forestry and Virginia
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
have teamed up to provide a new set of
cost-share opportunities for forest
landowners in Essex, King & Queen and
King William Counties. All five Forestry
Quail practices are designed to help the
landowner manage their forested land in a
way that is both profitable and beneficial
to wildlife, specifically Northern Bobwhite
Forested stands that are too thick will
shade out beneficial ground plants and
have lower potential for timber production.
Accordingly, early thinning will improve
tree growth, health and development of
wildlife-favoring plants. Through the
Forestry Quail program, landowners may
receive up to 80% of their costs, up to
$100/acre, for this pre-commercial
Once a stand is mid-way through its life
cycle, thinning once againallows for
increased growth and tree health as well as
the development of understory habitat.
Larger stands can be thinned by loggers for
profit by the landowner. However, it is
often difficult to get loggers to thin smallacreage stands due to the cost of moving
equipment to the site. Consequently, the
Forestry Quail program offers landowners
a $100/acre incentive to have their 5 to 40
acre sites thinned, depending on species.
Following a thinning, additionalsunlight
initially allows many plants beneficial to
wildlife togrow under the pines, but less
favorable woody plants willsoon dominate
the understory. Controlling these
woodyplants with herbicides opens the
forest floor again forgrasses and weeds
preferred by quail. Accordingly, the
Forestry Quail offers assistance for using
ground or aerially applied herbicide
applications to control woody plants while
having little effect on beneficial wildlife
plants in the understory of commercially
thinned forests. Rates run 60% of costs,
not to exceed $50/acre.
While thinning is great, often the
understory of thinned stands is covered
with a thick needle or leaf layer that
smothers the seed bank, thereby inhibiting
the growth of quail friendly grasses and
forbs. Prescribed fire, under controlled and
managed conditions, is a tool that can help
solve this dilemma by reducing build-ups
of hazardous fuels, opening the understory,
and encouraging new plant growth used by
wildlife. Therefore, for mid-aged or older
stands, the Forestry Quail program will
provide 60% of costs, up to $40 acre, for
burning projects.
Finally, for landowners interested in
planting a recently clear-cut piece or
perhaps converting open lands to forest,
the Forestry Quail program offers 80%
cost-share, up to $200/acre, for preparing
and planting longleaf or shortleaf pine.
Both native pine species were once
common, but now have become a rarity in
Virginia. However, these commercially
valuable species offer an alternative to
loblolly for wildlife-oriented landowners
due to their growth pattern where young
pine stands stay open longer and remain
more tolerable to fire management.
For more information on these practices,
including eligibility information, please
contact David Bryan, Private Lands
Biologist, at 804-537-5225 x119 or your
local Forester at the information below:
Warren Coburn for Essex County at 804443-2211; Dave Slack for King William
and Upper King & Queen at 804-7692962; Ken Sterner for Lower King &
Queen at 804-693-2880.
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Local Author Publishes Second Book
No Address is the space adventure of Dan
Stanley and his team, Unity. They have
helped to build a spaceship they named
Adventure. Now they are traveling into
outer space in this rocket built almost
entirely from recycled materials. Their
mission is to reach a newly discovered
planet to harvest its resources. This is the
first commercial venture into outer space,
and the project does not have the
endorsement or support of the
government. Will they ever reach the
planet? What will they find there? Can
they survive and even enjoy life on this
alien planet? Will they ever make it back
to Earth? No Address is the sequel
to Homeless which was published earlier
this year.
Homeless tells how the character Dan
Stanley survives on his own. He has
various jobs from construction, to
welding, managing a laundromat, and
even some charter-boat fishing. His coworkers never guess that he is
homeless. His adventures and travels take
him from Virginia, to Pennsylvania, to
Nebraska, and finally to Texas. Dan is in
the right place at the right time. He makes
his plans and follows them.
He doesn’t know it; but someone else has
a plan for him, also. Charles W. Kanka
never thought of writing books until he
was inspired to begin writing down his
nightly dreams. He’s discovered that he
actually enjoys the writing process. In
fact, his third book is in the editing
process; while he is well into his fourth
novel. Both books are available in soft
cover and e-book on You
can contact Charles and keep up with him
by following his blog at http://
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Virginia Receives National Governor’s
Association Grant ~ NGA grant will drive increased attainment of
STEM-H Workforce credentials~
RICHMOND - The National Governor’s
Association (NGA) announced last week that
Virginia has been selected to receive a
$170,000 grant and will also be one of 14
states to participate in an 18 month national
policy academy aimed at better aligning education and workforce training to economic development priorities.
The NGA grant proposal was jointly submitted
by the Governor’s Office and the Virginia
Community College System. Grant activities
will focus on increasing the Commonwealth’s
attainment levels of STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Health) credentials, including industry certifications, apprenticeship credentials and degrees, most
needed by Virginia’s current and emerging
businesses and industries. This announcement
by the NGA comes just a week after Governor
Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order
establishing his “New Virginia Economy”
workforce initiative, a robust plan which calls
for 50,000 new STEM-H credentials earned by
the end of his administration.
This grant will help in our efforts to enhance
Virginia’s high tech, high skilled sectors,
which are vital to the growth and diversification of the New Virginia Economy,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This collaboration will
send a strong signal to the emerging workforce
of the immediate need for a credentialed, highskilled labor force to meet today and tomorrow’s business needs.”
The NGA grant will support development of a
statewide public awareness and marketing
campaign; enhance data and analytical resources; encourage new and expanded public
and private partnerships; and augment a policy
agenda aimed at increasing enrollment and
completion of STEM-H credentials.
Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice
Jones was excited about the opportunity the
grant provides. “This grant will allow Virginia
to take a big step forward in terms of workforce development,” Secretary Jones
said. “The program will help us to better align
educational offerings with workforce needs
while paving the way for a unified vision of a
Commonwealth made stronger by a vibrant,
highly-skilled workforce.”
“Now more than ever, Virginia needs an educational system fit for the 21st Century,”added
Secretary of Education Anne Holton. “By
bridging the divide between education and
business and bolstering the Governor’s workforce initiative, these funds will help us do just
“Virginia’s businesses are hungry for highlyskilled workers,” said Dr. Glenn DuBois,
Chancellor, Virginia Community College
System. “And, Virginia’s Community Colleges are proud to be a part of a grant that will
ultimately help more Virginians to find their
way to the training and credentials they need
for good jobs.”
Secretary Jones will lead the Virginia State
Leadership Team, including representatives of
the Virginia Board of Workforce Development,
business and industry, education at all levels,
and economic and workforce development.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll
start having positive results. Willie Nelson
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Arts Alive Opens New Season of Performances with the
Richmond Ballet
Arts Alive is proud to announce the opening
performance of its new season series of
performances with the Richmond Ballet. The
performance will be held at the Robinson/Olsson
Civic Auditorium and Fine Arts Center in West
Point, VA on Saturday, September 13th at 7:00
Richmond Ballet will present:
Raymonda, first created by Marius Petipa in 1898
for the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St.
Petersburg, is a bright and colorful ballet, full of
memorable dancing, that delights audiences
across the globe as a fixture within the repertories
of the world’s greatest classical ballet companies.
Set to Alexander Glazunov’s score, Raymonda is
a story of love and intrigue set at the opulent
courts of France.
Mozartiana, George Balanchine’s final
masterpiece, done, as many believe, as a farewell
for his beloved ballerina Suzanne Farrell who
premiered the lead role in 1981, continues the
celebration. A series of elegant dances,
Mozartiana is set to Tchaikovsky’s moving musical
tribute to Mozart. The ballet’s beautiful steps –
both purely classical and, yet unmistakably crafted
by Balanchine – intertwine to form a profound
work that is one of the legendary master’s best.
Val Caniparoli’s Swipe, complete with intricate
choreography that pulls from the world of hip-hop
as well as classical dance, returns with its
trademark causal cool. With the music of dueling
violins – a mash-up of the classical and electronic
music traditions – Swipe is a piece that pushes the
boundaries of contemporary dance.
Don’t miss Richmond Ballet’s West Point
performance – it promises to be an evening of
enjoyment, inspiration, and revelation.
This performance is made possible in part by a
grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts
and the National Endowment for the Arts. Arts
Alive, Inc. would also like to thank the
governments of West Point, King William County,
and New Kent County as well as the Elis Olsson
Memorial Foundation and the Robinson Family for
their financial support.
Tickets for individual performances are $25 for
adults, $20 for seniors (65 and over), and $10 for
students. Season tickets are still available and
can be bought at a reduced price of $85 for adults;
$65 for seniors and $20 for students until
September 13. After September 13, season
tickets increase to $90; $75 and $25, respectively.
Tickets for are available by phone at 804-8433475, online, or email at [email protected]
Tickets will also be available at C&F Bank
branches in West Point, VA 2 weeks prior to the
show or at the door. Group rates are available at
$15 each for groups of 10 or more. For more
information, visit the Arts Alive website at
Prior to the Richmond Ballet performance, the
Visual Arts Committee of Arts Alive will host an
opening reception at 6:00 pm for the Invitational
Exhibit featuring works by Baylor Nichols. Nichols
was born on the Eastern shore and has been
creating art for over seventy years. He has
received numerous awards including an Award of
Achievement at the Peninsula Fine Arts Juried
Exhibition in Newport News in 1986. This exhibit
can be viewed from September 13-November 11
in the exhibit area at the auditorium, and is open
during school hours by entering at the West Point
High School main entrance.
The Visual Arts Committee will also present an
Encaustics/Mixed Media workshop on
Wednesday, September 3 from 9 AM to 2 PM at
the West Point Library. The Encaustics/Mixed
Media workshop will be taught by Karen Eide, an
artist at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is
open to ages 11 and up. Classic encaustic
painting techniques are combined with surface
embellishment, image transfer, incising, collaging
and creating marks and images with pastels,
markers and inks. This workshop cost $15.
Space is limited and fills quickly, so contact
Jeanette Wagner at [email protected] or
994-9668 or Gail Nichols at
[email protected] or 843-4418 to register.
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8 Foot Sturgeon Caught in Pamunkey
Volunteer Brennan Kelly holds the massive sturgeon that was caught, tagged, and released on August 14th. Photo courtesy VIMS – Pat McGrath
By Armistead Saffer
VIMS (Virginia Institute of Marine Science)
researcher, Pat McGrath caught an 8 foot
spawning female sturgeon in the Pamunkey
River in August. The fish weighed over 200lbs
and was tagged and released as part of a research program. The team is studying the protected species and trying to learn about their
spawning habits. The VIMS team uses nets on
the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers to catch and
tag the rare Sturgeon. This is the time of year
when the Sturgeon spawns. They need the help
of the local river goers to spot and report any
Sturgeon sightings or breaches. The breach is
impressive to witness. The fish come straight
out of the water and lands with a loud splash.
Keep your eyes on the rivers and report any
sturgeon breaches here:
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Corinth Christian Church
9153Dabneys Mill Rd, Manquin invites you to
worship and fellowship with us at one of our
services. Sunday School-10am, Worship Service11am. Wed. Bible Study-7:30pm. Family Movie
Night– free Satruday, Oct. 4th @ 5pm. Movie,
“Heaven is for Real”. Invite your family and friends
join us for fun, food and fellowship.
CornerStone Community Church
Meets each Sunday at 11:00 at 16225 Dawn Blvd.
(Rt. 30 and Rt. 301), Caroline county. We invite
you come and experience the warmth of Christian
fellowship, a time of worship, and Bible teaching by
Rev. James Iswariah. Contact
us at [email protected]
Christian Fellowship Ministries (CFM)
September 14, 17th – 19th - will be celebrating our
annual homecoming service on Sunday September
14 ! Sunday school will start at 10:30 am and
Sunday service will start at 12 Noon. Dinner will be
served following morning service. CFM will also be
having a revival from Wednesday September
17th through Friday September 19th at 7 pm
nightly. CFM is located at 304 W. Chinquapin Rd.,
King William County, VA, 804-769-1985 or 8047 6 9 - 1 1 9 2 .
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contact [email protected] or Elder Julie
Peters at 804-263-2405 for more information.
Freedom Fellowship Ministries
Study the Scriptures Sunday, September 7,
Freedom Fellowship Ministries will be starting a
new ministry, Study the Scriptures. At 10:30 a.m.
they will have a community Bible study to share
God’s Word with the surrounding community in a
friendly informal environment. The first study series
is titled: Who’s Throwing Stones at Your House?
They will look at the source of conflict in one’s
personal life and in the world today. Coffee and
light refreshments served at 10:20 a.m. you are
invited to come and join in the fellowship. On
Sunday August 31 Freedom Fellowship Ministries
will be celebrating their 7th anniversary. You are
invited to join them for a special service at 11:00
Liberty Christian School' s Fall Festival
Saturday October 11, 2014 9am to 3pm Yard
Sale, Bake Sale, Silent Auction and More
Smyrna Christian Church.
Food Drive- The signs of fall are fast approaching.
School bells are ringing, and the rhythm of
marching bands rise above the rapidly changing
leaves.In all of this change there are those in our
community that need our help. Bring your canned
food items to Smyrna Christian Church between
now and October 31 and have them distributed to
those in need in our community. Drop off is
available 24/7 at Smyrna Christian Church. For
more information or to set up a collection box at
your location please call (804) 657-7574.
New Mount Olive Christian Center
Church Building Kingdom Ministry on a Solid
Foundation, where the Founder/Pastor is Rev.
Ulric L. Eley, Jr. NMOCC aims to empower, equip,
and transform individuals, families and
communities. Sunday morning service 11:15am.
Wednesday at 7:00pm is Spiritual Growth
Institute. For information please call (804) 7693332. Friday, 107 Commons Park Circle, Ste. F,
Manquin, 23106. next to Jo Jo’s.
Beulah Baptist Church
On Saturday, September 27th volunteers will be in
the community to conduct service projects to
encourage those in need and to express
appreciation for our neighbors. During this
Inasmuch Day of service, we plan to conduct
projects such as: free car wash, free car fluid
checks (4805 W. River Rd), free clothing, book and
toy giveaways, firewood ministry, blood pressure
clinic, merchant thank yous. Operation Inasmuch is
based on the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:40:
"...Inasmuch as you did it for the least of these, you
did it for me."
Bruington Baptist Church
If you are interested in playing softball, Bruington
Baptist Church is the place to be Sunday evenings
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Come and join the fun
and fellowship. The church and field are located at
4784 The Trail in King and Queen County.
Colosse Baptist Church
On Wednesday September 10, from 7:00-8:30p.m.
There will be a “SEE YOU AT THE POLE”
Planning Rally, 23945 King William Road, for
students of the following schools: King William
High and Hamilton Holmes Middle. This rally is for
those students interested in participating in this
year’s annual event where students across our
nation will meet at their respective school flagpoles
on Wednesday, September 24, at 7:30 AM for the
annual “SEE YOU AT THE POLE” event. During
the event our students will pray for their schools,
their friends, their school leaders, and for their
country. These students will not only pray but
favorite scriptures will be shared and praise songs
will be sung. The planning rally is designed to give
students an opportunity to plan for the actual
event. If you have any questions or would like
additional information, please contact Robin Brown
@ 804-651-1292. Please call if you or your youth
group plans to attend the rally on Wednesday
9/10/14. Door prizes will be awarded to those
attending the planning rally. If you cannot attend
the planning rally, please plan to participate in the
event on Wednesday, September 24.
Family Life Baptist Church
7283 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy, Aylett, has
new Worship Service Times: Early Service 9:30am
and Late Service 11:00am. Coffee House open
before each service. We want to invite you to our
exciting worship experience. Children will enjoy
KidzLife worship and KidZoo. COME JOIN US! For
more information, contact: Gus Agostino (804) Men’s Ministry: The
Quest for Authentic Manhood contact Dave
Anderson for more info cell 804-617-8118 home
804-769-2257 email: [email protected]
Gethsemane Baptist Church
“Play Bingo” win prizes and have fun. All welcome
ages 10 & up. Sept 27 @ 5pm snacks on sale.
Donation: $5. Sponsored by R.S. Carter Singers
Mattaponi Baptist Church
Pastor: David Anthony, (804)725-2863 13468 The
Trail, King & Queen C.H., Sunday School (10am)
Worship Service (11am) Prayer Meeting Second
Thursday, 7pm Bible Study Third and Fourth
Wednesdays, 7pm
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 2217 Commins Road,
Aylett Annual Homecoming & Revival Sunday,
September 14 at 11:00 a.m. Theme: “Getting
Ready For A New Beginning.” Pastor-Elect Rev.
Reggie Dabney will deliver the message. Dinner
following. Afternoon service 3:00 p.m. with special
guest Rev. James H. Johnson, Jr. Pastor of Liberty
Baptist Church, Charles City, VA and
Revival Service Tuesday, Sept. 16 – Friday, Sept.
19. Prayer & Praise 7:30 p.m. Worship Service
8:00 p.m. Guest choirs will render the music. For
more info. call (804)769-4558. Pastor Installation
Service – The members of MSBC, are pleased
to invite you to the Installation Service for our new
pastor, the Rev. Reggie Dabney. This celebration
will be held on Sunday, September 28, at 3:00 p.m.
Dinner served at 1:00 p.m. We desire that you join
with us as we welcome him to our church and to
the community. For more info. Lisa Roberts (804)
New Mount Zion Baptist Church of Walkerton,,
Annual Homecoming Service Sunday, September
28, at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Robert D. Brown will deliver
the message and The Soldiers of Vision will
provide the music. Lunch provided after
service. Fall Revival September 30th - October
and. Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Worship Service
at 8:00 p.m. Various speakers accompanied by
their congregation, officers, ushers, and choir.
Oak Grove Baptist Church
Women’s and Men’s will be sponsoring its
“2ndAnnual Community Day” on Saturday,
September 6, 10:00am–4:00pm (Raindate–
September 13). Activities planned for the day,
representatives from Walgreens Pharmacy to
provide Medicare Part D Assistance, blood
pressure check, Flu Shots(on site) and information
on other health issues. Tickets (or wristband pass)
sold to play games. Carnival foods, craft vendors,
and yard/bake sale. Anyone wishing to enter a
vehicle in the car show should contact Arthur
Dandridge at (804) 647-1435. Registration is
$10.00 per vehicle. Yard sale spaces are available
for a nominal cost of $15.00 for space with table
provided. contact Carolyn Vessels at (804) 7693479 or Sandra Anderson at (804) 338-0153 to
reserve a space. contact church (804-994-2630)
questions. All activities held at church located at 46
Towinque Farm Road, Hanover (King William
Sharon Baptist Church
Join us for worship. located 901 Sharon Road
across from KW HS. Sunday mornings start with
coffee & doughnuts at 8:45am in Fellowship Hall,
followed by Sunday School all ages 9:15 am.
Morning Worship Service 10:30am. Nursery
provided. Sunday Evening Bible Study & Children’s
Choir 6pm. Additional Bible Studies 10am on
Tuesdays & 7pm on Wednesdays. Youth (7th–12th
graders) meet at 7pm Wednesdays. office hours
9am to 2pm Monday–Thursday. 769-2320 for more
information. Steak Dinner Saturday, Sept. 27th from
5-7 pm to benefit scholarship program. $15 adult
ticket steak, salad, baked potato, dessert drink. $3
child ticket hotdog, chips drink. Tickets sold in
advance. eat-in or carry out. Call 769-2320
Saint Paul Baptist Church, located on 1995
Globe road, Aylett, VA 23009 will conduct a 4week Bible Study series entitled The Great
Deceiver. Begins at 7:00pm each Wednesday
night during September 3rd, 10th, 17th and
24th. Come learn and share concerning the
following themes: Is Satan Real? Is Rest All That
Important? Letting Go of Past Guilt; and Living in a
False World. additional info contact Rev. Sir Walter
Scott, Associate Pastor at 804-737-1895.
St. Stephens Baptist Church
All are invited to visit our historic church, serving
God and community since 1842. Sunday school at
10 and worship service at 11. Bible Study on
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. off Route 360 at St.
Stephens Church stoplight. Go ¼ mile south on
Route 14 (The Trail) Telephone 804-769-8833
Union Hope Baptist Church
Will celebrate a Party for Jesus on Sunday, Sept.
14 @ 4pm. The Hearts of Joy of Tappahannock
will render music.. Come and get on board the
Gospel Train as we lift up Jesus and Praise His
Holy Name!
Upper King & Queen Baptist Church
1693 Bradley Farm Rd., Sunday School 10:45am
and Worship service 11:00am on Sunday, Wed
bible study 7pm & Fri. bible study (covered dish) at
6:30pm. Children’s church Sunday during worship:
Mission Friends & Mission Studies on the 3rd
Sunday during worship. Men’s Prayer Breakfast on
1st Sunday 8:30am WMU for ladies 2nd Monday
7pm. Youth meetings will resume in Sept.
Wayland Baptist Church Stevensville Bible
Trivia Rally--Men vs Women Sunday, Sept.
21st., 4:00p.m. Music will be rendered by
The Faithful connection. Please come out to
help make this program a success.
Bethel UMC
Pot Luck Dinner and Movie Night September
14th Dinner @ 5pm, Movie (God's Not Dead) @
6pm.Come, enjoy food, make some friends and
enjoy this movie on the Big ScreenBethel
UMC17380 Dawn Blvd, Hanover VA 230699945344 ~ [email protected]
Epworth Untied Methodist Church
Join with us for worship service on Sundays at
9:00 am followed by a time of fellowship and
Sunday School for all ages at 10:45. For
information please contact Pastor Jon Baker at
769-1949. There is also a youth group for grades
6 and up that meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday
following Sunday School time.
Epworth Methodist Church
Country Church on Sunday, September 7th at 6:00
pm. Music will be by Higher Praise – a love offering
will be taken. fellowship and food follow in the
fellowship hall. “Kidz Day” Wednesday, September
17th. held from 3:30 until 5:00 for grades K through
6. crafts, singing, bible lessons and snack served.
If you would like your child to attend, you can make
arrangements with their school for bus service to
the church each Wednesday Kidz Day is held.
located at the corner of Epworth Road and Route
30 in King William County. For information please
contact Pastor Jon Baker at 769-1949.
McKendree United Methodist
Come join in the fellowship every week 4347
Manfield Road, Manquin; Pastor Chad Beck 8047 6 9 - 2 7 9 8 o r 4 3 4 - 9 0 7
7202, [email protected] Sunday Worship @
9:30am, Sunday School @10:45am for all
Saint James Presbyterian Church (the little
church next to King William Courthouse) 411
Courthouse Lane. Our regular service is held on
Sundays at 10:30 AM. Communion is held on the
first Sunday of every month, except July
and August
First Assembly of God
“Focusing on your family” is this year’s theme. Ea.
Sun @ 11am we will be teaching vital principles
from the Bible. Biblical counseling is available by
appt. call 785-5683 or email [email protected]
4 mi. east of W.P. 3976 Lewis B. Puller Mem.
Hgwy. (Rt. 33)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 15th & F Street,
West Point will have Revival Service, September 7
thru 9 beginning 7:00 p.m. each evening. There
will be a guest preacher and choir each
evening. All are invited to worship with us.
Saint David’s Episcopal Church Aylett
“To Know Christ Jesus and to make Christ Known”
All are welcome to our 11 am Worship Service and
Children’s Sunday School. 1st Sundays of the
month are Youth Service and Morning Prayer, 2nd,
3rd and 4th Sundays are Holy Communion. 11291
West River Rd. Aylett (next to public boat landing)
join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30
AM. You will experience a message that you can
understand and people that you can relate to.
Please come dressed anyway you want. Come
casual, dressed up, barefoot. Nobody cares, just
come. TRCC is located at 694 Sharon Road, King
William, 23086 (right next to the King William
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Community Calendar
“BINGO” Is Back
The Woman’s Club of King & Queen County is
now selling tickets for their 2nd Annual Cow Patty
Bingo. The prize is $1,000 and the tickets are $20
each. Only 300 tickets are being sold prior to the
September 27th fund raising event. The day will
begin at 3:00pm when “Bingo” is turned out into
the playing field to pick the lucky winner. Please
come enjoy this fun event at King & Queen Court
House. To purchase a ticket you can contact
Roberta Jones, 769-1856 or DeLinda Hawkes ,
GOOD KARMA – A non-profit organization
created to help give back to the less fortunate
members of our communities will be hosting its
Annual Fall Yard Sale on Saturday, October
11th, 2014* - From 7:00 am – 1:00 pm at King
William High School. A donation of $10 reserves 4
student parking spaces. Gates open at 5:30am for
set up; clean up must be completed no later than
2:00 pm. *Rain Date 10/18/14 Sponsored by Good
Karma ~ “What goes around comes
Around” Contact: Lisa Woody (804) 994-8742 for
additional information
The Electoral Board of King and Queen County
will hold a meeting on September 16, at 9:00 a.m.
Meeting will be held in the Registrar’s Office, 232
Allens Circle, King and Queen Courthouse, VA.
email: [email protected]
NAACP Meeting
The King William county branch NAACP will
present a youth forum at the Pamunkey Bapt.
Assn. center on Sat. Sept 6 at 4:00pm a very
interesting forum will be presented and all youth,
parents and interested persons are asked to
attend. Refreshments served.
Mangohick Vol. Fire Dept. - Turkey Shoots will
be starting every Friday night from Sept. 12 th –
Nov. 21st, 7:30pm – 10:30pm w/ bacon, sausage,
breakfast specials , baby back ribs, turkeys just to
name a few and a hot concession stand. Please
call if you have any questions. 804-514-4542 or
MVFD Parade/Car Show & Community Day will
have music by “DJ Reggie” on Saturday,
October 11; 10:00am – 2:00pm. We are looking
for vendors, yard sale participates, businesses, 4
wheelers/ATVs, bikes, go-karts, convertibles, big
trucks, floats, horses, farm tractors, churches &
etc. Come out and represent your business and or
your vehicle. Non-perishable food is the donation.
The Va Bloodmobile will be here for anybody to
donate blood. We are also looking for Praise
Dancers, cheerleaders and bands for a
competition. Please call Audrey, 804-514-4542 or
The CornerStone is starting the Summer Food
Program for families whose children are a part of
the reduced/free lunch program in KW & KQ
schools. Meat, Vegetables and canned food will
be supplied to these families in July & August.
Existing clients of 'The CornerStone' will continue
to pick up on Saturdays.
The CornerStone
$6 Dinner Deal (Second Thursday every
month) PRE ORDER: 804 769 2996 PICK UP:
8270 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy, Aylett
Lee Davis HS, Class of 1974, 40th Class
will be held on Saturday, September 27, at the
Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse
Road (Rt. 301), Hanover, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Cost is
$50.00 per person, RSVP by September 12, after
that cost will be $60.00 per person. Tickets are
available NOW at the Mechanicsville Drug Store
located in downtown Mechanicsville. If you cannot
buy tickets at the Drug Store, please mail your
check/reservation to Lee Davis Class of '74
Reunion, P.O. Box 7, Mechanicsville 23111. Make
checks payable to Lee Davis HS Class of 1974.
Please mail your reservation to be received no
later than September 12. More information and
details are available on our facebook page, Lee
Davis Class of 1974 Reunion and online at Come reminisce and reconnect
as we make new memories!!! **Reunion T-Shirts
will available for purchase that night, $10 sizes
S,M,L,XL & $12 size XXL. Please indicate if you
want to get one and size at the time of reservation.
Lee Davis High School Reunion
60’s Reunion-classes
1959 to 1969. Sept. 20th, 2014 7pm until 11pm.
Mechanicsville Moose lodge, Cold Harbor and Bell
Creek Rd. donation $15 per person, proceeds to
benefit Lee-Davis H.S. tickets available at:
Colonial Mobile Auto Glass, Mech., Drugstore. For
info. Email [email protected]
REUNION Classes of ’75 and ‘76
October 4, 2014 Contact us via Facebook: LeeDavis Classes of ’75 & ‘76 Or
[email protected]
The Library will be closed on Monday, September
1. Fall Storytimes resume the week of September
September is Library Card Sign-up Month
What’s the best way to prepare children for the
school year? Make sure they have a Pamunkey
Regional Library card! A library card means
access the tools they need to succeed, like books
& eBooks, research databases, free WiFi &
computers, homework help, and so much more.
The library, in cooperation with our local schools,
will send a library card application home with each
child in kindergarten. Bring the completed and
signed application with your child to your local
public library by October 6. Your child will receive
a library card and a prize. To learn more about the
Pamunkey Regional Library, visit or e-mail
[email protected] Fall hours and library
programs and events are also posted on the web
Upper King William Branch Library
Meet the Illustrator: Buttons Boggs Saturday,
September 20, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Meet Buttons
and find out about her illustrations for Terri
Sebastian’s Do Spiders Need Leggins When It’s
Cold Outside? Refreshments provided by the
Friends of the UKW Library. UKW Adult Book Club
Monday, September 22, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join us
for a lively book discussion. Call or visit the branch
title information. Storytimes Wednesday,
September 10, 17, and 24 Family, 10:30 a.m., all
ages Call 804-769-3731 or visit the library at 694-J
Sharon Road for more information.
"The Upper King William Friends of the Library
Monthly Meeting will be held in the meeting room
at the located on Sharon Road at 6:30 p.m. on
Monday, September 8. This meeting is open to the
public. Please join us in helping to support our
local library. Visit our Facebook page for additional"
King & Queen Branch Library
Morning @ the Movies at the King & Queen
Branch Library Tuesday, September 16, 10:30
a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ages 50+.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the K&Q
L. Be Safe around Animals Tuesday, September
30, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ages 3-11. Refreshments
provided by the Friends of the K& QL. Storytimes
Thursday, September 11, 18, and 25 Family,
10:30 a.m., all ages Call 804-769-1623 or visit the
library at 396 Newtown Road for more info.
West Point Branch Library
Family Movie Matinee Saturday, September 13,
Noon - 2:00 p.m. Bring the whole family for a great
family movie on the big screen at the library.
Popcorn & punch provided by the Friends of the
WPL Movie Night Thursday, September 25, 6:30 8:30 p.m. Ages 13 & up. Refreshments provided
by the Friends of the WPL. Storytimes Friday,
September 12, 19, and 26 Family, 10:30 a.m., all
ages Call 804-843-3244 or visit the library at 721
Main St. for more info
Free Afternoon Off for Caregivers!
Bring your senior loved ones to a special event on
the third Thursday of every month! Caregivers get
an afternoon off (1:00-5:00 p.m.) while their
seniors enjoy fellowship in a safe Christian
environment with fun-filled activities planned
especially for them. For information and
registration, call 804-296-0315. Sponsored by
United Methodist Women, McKendree UMC, 4347
Manfield Road, Manquin.
Good Homes Needed For Good Pets
Regional Animal Shelter, 20201 King William
Road, King William. 804-769-4983. Kennel visiting
hours Mon.–Fri. 11a.m.-4p.m., Wed. eve. until
6pm., Sat. 11am.-2pm. email:
[email protected]
Help Wanted!
If you love animals please consider becoming a
foster parent. You provide a safe and loving home,
Indian Rivers Humane Society will provide food
and medical. Please call 804-885-3109 x2 for
further information. Someone will call you back.
You can help save lives!
Liberty Christian School' s Fall Festival
Saturday October 11, 2014 9am to 3pm
Yard Sale, Bake Sale, Silent Auction and More
Three Rivers SWCD Board of Directors
Monthly Board of Directors meetings on third
Monday ea. month. Public invited. If you would like
to attend, please contact us at (804)443-2327 ext.
King & Queen Social Services Second Friday
each month– Agency representative at Pamunkey
Regional Library from 10-12, for residents that live
in the upper end of the county. Third Friday each
month– Agency representative will be at Job
Assistance Center at Shackleford from 10-12, for
residents that live in the lower end of county.
Representative will assisted with online
application, setting up user accounts in
Commonhelp & making changes or
renewals online.
Support Group for Family Members of People
with Mental Illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), MidTidewater affiliate, is offering a free family/
caregiver support group at King William
Counseling Center on 1041 Sharon
Road. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday each
month from 7–8:30 p.m. groups provide a
confidential, relaxed, & supportive environment
where family members can share their stories and
learn how to better cope when a loved one has a
serious mental illness. For more information,
contact Diane at [email protected]
GED® Prep Class
Register for 10 weeks - Free GED® 2014 Prep
class with MP R.A.C.E. Class date: 9/15/14 –
11/20/14. Class in each county. Contact MP
R.A.C.E. at 888-769-1151 for more information or
print, complete, and mail in class registration form
from Registration: 8/6 – 9/3.
NAMI Mid-Tidewater Family Support Group
Thursday, September 18: The will meet at 7 p.m.
at the King William Counseling Center. Call 804241-7330 for information.
Frog Level Vo Fire Dept
Fall Festival & Parade, Oct 25th 10am-3pm. 04338-8697,[email protected]
On Sunday, September 17, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
there will be a “SEE YOU AT THE POLE”
planning rally at Colosse Baptist Church for the
students of the following schools: King William
High, Hamilton Holmes, King & Queen Central
High and West Point High. This rally is for those
students interested in participating in this year’s
annual event where students across our nation will
meet at their respective school flagpoles on
Wednesday, September 27, for the annual “SEE
YOU AT THE POLE” event. During the event our
students will pray for their schools, their friends,
their school leaders, and for their country. These
students will not only pray but favorite scriptures
will be shared and praise songs will be sung. The
planning rally is designed to give the students an
opportunity to plan for the actual event. If you
have any questions or would like additional
information, please contact Rose Rice at (804769-3649 - home) or (804-697-8471 – work).
Please call if you or your youth group plans to
attend the rally on Sunday. Door prizes will be
awarded to those attending the Sunday planning
rally. If you cannot attend the Sunday planning
rally, please plan to participate in the event on
Wednesday, September 27.
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High Speed Internet
Order the High Speed Satellite Internet
that is now available in King William and
King & Queen! Speeds up to 12-Mbps
down and 3-Mbps up.
Starting at $50/month.
Order now by Calling 874-3294
Computer Services & Repair
Home or Business
Call Armistead @ 874-3294
References available. Call 804-814-2874
Thank you to everyone who came by to
make a purchase during the month of
August. 2% of all sales from The Goodie
Barn and Curves went to purchase school
supplies for our area children. The Goodie
Barn is located at 7717 RichmondTappahannock Hwy, Aylett, VA. And
we’re open Mon.- Sat. from 10am—6pm.
Stop in and see if we have a goodie just
for you!
Auto Glass Installed: Bullzeye Glass,
Windshield replacement, rock chip repair,
Norman’s Tree Service: Tree removal, same day mobile service. Direct billing
topping, trimming, stump grinding, brush for Insurance. Locally owned. Call 804chipping, storm damage and tractor work. 335-4807
No job too big or small, 75 ft. bucket
truck. Free Estimates, reasonable prices.
Licensed & Insured. Locally owned &
Are you an experienced Home Health Aid
operated. Call 769-7197
or CNA? Then Southeastern Home Health
Steven’s Handyman Jr: Reasonable, is looking for you to work in King
quality work, well experienced, any type William, King & Queen and surrounding
yard work, painting, mulching, tree counties. Please Call (804) 769-1380
work, grass cutting, power washing, etc.
Experienced Equipment Mechanic needed
Free Estimates & Insured. Call 852for New and up and coming Tigercat
8403 (c)
Dealership in the Ashland area. Excellent
Pollard’s Landscaping, Trees trimmed pay with benefits. Send e-mail to
and removed. 60ft. Bucket Truck, Asphalt [email protected] or call 804-240Repair & Sealing, Mulching, Grass 7292
Cutting, Fertilizing, Seeding, Power
raking, Tree Pruning, Driveway Repair ,
Fine & Rough Grading, Lot Clearing,
Trash Removal, Demolition, Drainage Free standing wood stove with blower,
Problems, Install and Repair Septic blows major hot air. Takes up to 2’ logs.
Systems, Top Soil, Fill Dirt, Pressure No t r e co mme n d e d for in s id e,
Washing, Painting, Staining. We transport recommended for large garage or hunting
auto’s, boats, farm machinery, mobile garage. $750. Call 769-0592
homes & misc. freight. Call 445-1063 Seasoned firewood for sale, all Oak and
Licensed & Insured.
Hickory with delivery. Call 769-7197
S. A Dunbar Construction 804-402- Be Energy Independent with an
5019. ALL your Home Improvements OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from
and Repairs! Decks and Handrails Central Boiler. Heat all your buildings. 25
Custom Tile Work Replacement Interior year warranty available. Ellis Contracting
and Exterior Doors Custom trim
Custalow’s Piano Service: Tuning and
Repairs! Call 769-9234
Residential and Commercial electrical
service and installations Also generator
installations. Licensed and insured. BBB.
Call 746-4350 for a free estimate or visit
Critter Care Pet Sitting: We offer
affordable and professional care for your
pet in the comfort of their home. We also
offer walking programs. Call 804-339TREE SERVICE: Over 30 years 7265
experience, removal deadwooding, Boarding, Twin Ponds Kennels, Indoor/
trimming, storm cleanup. Firewood also Outdoor runs, heated & air conditioned.
available. Fully Insured. Free Estimates. Obedience Training & Gun Dog Training.
Please call 804-763-9173
Call Patty or Danny Waltman 769-3095 or
"Affordable and Reliable Cleaning 370-8793
Services for your Home, Business, or DOG BOARDING: Indoor, outdoor,
Rental Property. Bonded and Insured. Call private runs, individual attention.
Angel at 804-512-9863"
Conveniently located 1/4 mile off 360
P.C. Lurry Home Painting & Repairs. near Rt. 30. Reservation suggested.
All types of flooring and carpet. Edgewood Farm 769-4838
Numerous other jobs in and around the FULL SERVICE DOG GROOMING:
house. We pick up and deliver. Affordable Professional, convenient, gentle with your
Rates. Call 804-769-2253 or cell 804-994- pet. Serving King William and
surrounding areas. Flexible appointments
Alexander Painting: Residential, and pick up. Call Leslie Today (804) 512commercial, pressure washing, gutter 3149
cleaning, over 20 years experience.
APARTMENT FOR RENT - Aylett Brick 2 Bedroom, large eat-in kitchen,
washer-dryer, excellent location, From
$735. per month. “Rent Special” 7690867,
Beautiful upstairs apartment for rent,
2,000 sq. ft., two large decks,
secluded. All utilities, appliances,
furniture and Directv included. Close
to routes 360 & 30. Available
immediately. $1,100 per month. No
Pets! Call 804-769-0592
CHILDCARE: Will care for your child
in my home. Infants to five years old.
Small group. Experienced provider. Pet
free/Smoke free.
McCauley Park
Subdivision. One mile west of Rt.
References available. Call
Stream Ave.-$149,950 3 Bedrooms, 2
baths ~ Seller Highly Motivated!!
AGAIN! 3 bedroom 2 baths, w. shed,
near pond $139,950. Mangohick-3
bedroom, 2 baths, very privateREDUCED $10,000 to $95,000! 2712
Mahixon Rd. Carpenter’s Special
ONLY $50,000. ~ Call ELLEN
OTEY with Twin Rivers Realty, Inc.
LAND. 804-241-4314
HOME FOR RENT: Newtown Area-3
Bedroom, 2 Bath-Only $900/
First months Rent &
Security Deposit due up front. $30/
adult application fee for credit and
background check. No Pets, No
Smoking. Call Ellen Otey, Twin
LAND FOR SALE: 1 acre of land near
Rivers Realty, Inc. 804-241-4314.
360East/Millers Tavern. Call 215-477Clean 2-bedroom house (located in King 2040
William County) for rent near KW
LAND SALE: 26.56 Acres – King &
Courthouse. Private rural setting with 2
Queen County, Rt. 618 - Shilo Road, off
acre yard. $800/month rent. Also, clean
Rt. 14, Tax Map #24-52R-979 Written
3-bedroom manufactured home for rent
sealed bids will be accepted by mail or
near Walkerton (located in King
in person on the date of sale. Please
William County). Private rural setting.
mail bids to: Barbara Walton, P.O. Box
$800/month rent. Call 804-370-2104 for
2851, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. Bids
more information
will be opened at Cumnor Hunt Club,
3 bedroom, 2 bath house on 2 acres in 762 Shilo Road, which is located
St. Stephens Church, VA. Application adjacent to sale property, on September
and deposit required. $700 per month. 12, 2014 at 12 noon. Owners reserve
Call 804-405-9398
the right to refuse all bids.
Questions, please call 804-338-0477.
TOP CASH PAID -We’re buying
antiques, old tools, old guns, swords,
guitars, old trains, military items, old toys,
glassware, clocks, nautical things, other
old items. If you're cleaning out a house,
shed, attic, garage, basement, etc., Call
804-337-5329 Friendly Service and Fair
Prices Paid!
FREE PICK UP: Looking to haul away
your unwanted junk. Will pick up broken
refrigerators, appliances, scrap metal, car
batteries, etc. Let me save you a trip to the
dump. Call 804-840-0682
LOCAL HUNT CLUB is looking for
new members/dog drivers to fill our
available openings. Call 439-1815 or 3141701 after 6pm for more information.
Garage Sale, Saturday, 9/6, 8-until: Tools
of all kinds, Nascar books, clothing, many
miscellaneous items. 3651 Upshaw Rd.
Experienced child care provider has FT &
PT openings. CPR/FA Certified. Indoor
and outdoor activities. Call Jeana 7690271 or 804-314-9415
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Dr. Joanne Schmit, D.C.
Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
712 Main Street,
West Point, VA
Neck, Arm & Shoulder Pain
Low Back & Leg Pain
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