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Volume 26, Issue 6
Serving the King William and King and Queen Communities since 1989
Holmes Named ODAC
Player of the Week
Wednesday, January 21 2015
King William Historical Society
Documents Recovered
Randolph-Macon senior Akeem Holmes from King
William has been named the ODAC Player of the Week
for men’s basketball.
Contributed articleHolmes helped the Yellow
Jackets win twice in the 2014 R-MC Coaches Classic
sponsored by Kay Jewelers and was named the
Classic’s Most Outstanding Player. He averaged 15.0
points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks off the bench in
the two victories. In the 85-56 win over Carroll in the
first round on December 29, Holmes posted 15 points,
nine boards, two blocks and one steal in 19 minutes.
He was 6 for 7 from the floor, 1 for 2 on three-pointers
and 2 for 2 from the free throw line.
In an 80-65 victory over Baruch in the second round
on December 30, Holmes recorded his first doubledouble of the season. He scored
15 points and pulled down 15
rebounds in 22 minutes. Holmes
also recorded four blocks.
Holmes is fifth in the ODAC
with 7.7 rebounds per game and
fourth in the conference with 1.6
blocks per contest. R-MC has
won six straight games to raise
its record to 9-2 overall and 2-0
in ODAC play.
Bibb Edwards presenting Circuit Court Clerk Patricia Norman
with a jump drive with photographs of all the records
recovered from the fire Patricia was instrumental in letting
Bibb and other Society members photograph the old records
found at the Courthouse and record them to the jump drive.
By Florence Cooke
About 100 people were in attendance at the King
William County Administration Building on Sunday,
January 18, at 2:30 p.m. to hear local historian Bibb
Edwards give a lecture on his research in finding county
records dating back to 1702. A devastating fire at the
King William County Clerk’s office on a rainy Sunday
morning, January 18, 1885, destroyed most of the county
records. The fire remains a mystery to this date.
Mr. Edwards had been searching the archives at the
Library of Virginia, looking for anything he could find on
the old records. Some documents were found on 70 year
old microfilm that was nearly impossible to read because
of mishandling and smudging.
Edwards believed if the microfilm copies were available,
the original records were somewhere. He was invited to
search any and all of the documents at the Library of
Photos by Gene Campbell
King William Society President, Dave Brown
Virginia. He contacted the King William County Clerk of
the Circuit Court, Patricia Norman. She was very helpful.
Many of the old boxes housed in the Clerk’s Office had
been moved to the new Courts Building in 2004. She had
gone through several of the boxes and found very old
records. When Edwards went to the Clerk’s Office, he
found over 8,000 original county documents that had been
saved from the 1885 fire. They were all wrapped
carefully in plastic and well preserved. He spent the next
2 ½ years photographing the documents, making
professional digital copies and storing them on his
Mrs. Norman commented about the finding of the
valuable documents, “These documents are important
because people want to know their family history. It’s
important because it is our history and it won’t happen
again, we have to preserve it.”
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Celebrating 104 Years
Happy Birthday Mrs. Ariminta
Jones Lomax!
Mrs. Ariminta Jones Lomax was
born January 26, 1911 in King
William County, Virginia to Percy
and Allonia Jones.
As a youth, she enjoyed working in
the community and playing the piano
for the Sunday School at her church –
Third Union.
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in
Education from Virginia Union
University in 1934. She began her
teaching career at Gloucester County
Training School in Gloucester,
Virginia, where she taught English.
From 1935 to 1938, Mrs. Lomax
taught at W.C. Creasy High School in
Rich Square, North Carolina and in
1939 she taught at the Beverly Allen
School in West Point, Virginia.
After her marriage to Thomas L.
Lomax of King William County,
Virginia, Mrs. Lomax resumed her
teaching career in Philadelphia,
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Pennsylvania. She later earned her
Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Lomax continued her teaching in Pennsylvania until her retirement in 1977.
After her retirement, she returned to her home in King William County, Virginia.
Pastor W. D. Talley, the Associate Ministers, and the Third Union Baptist Church
Family would like to express their love and Happy greetings to Mrs. Ariminta Jones
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Equine Talk Sponsored by:
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The Duck Hunter
By Allen Brintley and “Pip”
Happy New Year! I stopped making
New Year’s resolutions a long time ago
but Pip hasn’t learned yet. She told me
that her resolution was to get me to
spend more time with her. She already
thinks that I should spend every waking
minute with her. I was cutting up an old
tree the other day with a chainsaw not
50 feet from her and she was pawing at
the gate wanting to come help me.
Every time I stopped and looked at her
she would throw her head up and
chuckle at me. I told her to quit pawing
and she stood there nice and calm as
long as I didn’t make eye contact.
I have a good friend named Jim that
loves to duck hunt. Jim says that the
worst the weather is, the better the duck
hunting. He said that he was hunting at
a new place this year and wasn’t seeing
any birds, when finally one duck came
by and he shoots but it falls across a
fence on another farm. He laid his gun
down and climbs over the fence about
to go retrieve his duck when the farmer
walks up and asks “What are you
doing?” Jim said “I’m just getting my
duck that I shot.” The farmer said “This
is my land so that’s my duck.” Jim said
“No sir. I shot the duck over there but it
fell over the fence here.” The farmer
said “I guess you need a lesson on
property rights!” Jim said “What do
you mean?” The farmer said “We’re
going to have to settle this dispute the
old fashioned way. We’ll take turns
kicking each other in the privates until
one of us gives up. Since we’re on my
land, I get to go first.” Now Jim
thought of himself as a pretty tough
guy so he agrees. The farmer goes first
and kicks Jim between the legs so hard
that it lifts him into the air a couple of
feet and he hits the ground like a sack
of potatoes. The pain is so bad that Jim
can only hold himself and roll around
on the ground trying to catch his breath.
After a few minutes, Jim finally gets to
his feet and says “Now it’s my turn!”
The farmer says “That’s alright, I give
up. You can have the bird.”
You can email me at
[email protected] or call
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Southern States Associate Honored for Customer Service
Andy Hall, a Custom Applicator at
Southern States Eastern Virginia Agronomy District, in King William, Virginia,
was honored as a winner of the President’s
Award for Excellence in Customer Service
at the company’s annual manager’s meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina September
22 through 24, 2014.
Southern States’ President and CEO Tom
Scribner commended all of the winners for
the example they set for all associates.
Andy was cited for his thorough communications with his customers, his positive
attitude when he is on their farms and his
willingness to do the job whenever it needs
to be done.
The president’s award was established to
promote superior examples of customer
service among Southern States’ wholesale
and retail employees and private dealers.
Nominations were received from throughout Southern States’ 10 state service area.
Hall was one of seven winners who attended the meeting as Scribner’s special
Other winners included Doris Buckler,
Charlotte Hall Service in Charlotte Hall,
Maryland; Susan Epperly of Bedford Coop in Bedford, Virginia; Blake Newton of
Hardin Co-op in Hodgenville, Kentucky;
Jessica Workman of Elkins Service in Elkins, West Virginia; David Dargan of the
Darlington Agronomy District in Darlington, South Carolina; and Carlton Britt of
the Southeastern North Carolina Agron-
Andy Hall
omy District in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Southern States is a Richmond, Va. based
farm supply and service cooperative, established in 1923, that now has more than
200,000 farmer-members. As one of the
nation’s largest agricultural cooperatives,
it provides a wide range of farm inputs,
including fertilizer, seed, livestock feed
and pet food, animal health supplies and
petroleum products, as well as other items
for the farm and home. The cooperative
serves its members and non-member customers through 1,200 retail outlets in the
eastern U.S. Please visit our web site at
www.southernstates.com for more information.
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Grace Phelps Rhinesmith, Walkerton, VA
– Grace Warren Rowell Phelps Rhinesmith
of Walkerton, King and Queen County,
VA, died on Sunday, January 4, 2015, after
a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on February 11, 1942 in
Newport News, VA. She is predeceased
by her parents, Arthur Warren and Grace
Rowell Phelps, her sister Margaret Phelps
Vaughan, and her husband of forty years,
William Donald Rhinesmith. Raised in
Williamsburg, VA, she attended James
Blair High School and was her class valedictorian. She graduated from Westhampton College of the University of Richmond
Phi Beta Kappa in 1963, having spent her
junior year abroad at the University of
Exeter. She taught history in the Hanover
County Public Schools and at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School for Girls in Tapppahannock, VA. She retired in 2009. She
received her Master’s in Curriculum Instruction from Virginia Commonwealth
University. She was active in numerous
community affairs. She served faithfully as
a Lay Eucharist Minister, as a member of
the Altar Guild, as a member of the Vestry
over many years and as the Senior Warden,
and as a member of the choir at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church, Millers Tavern, VA.
She served often as a delegate to the Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of
Virginia and as her parish’s representative
to Region 2. She was a member of the
King and Queen Historical Society and a
board member of the Pamunkey Regional
Library Board. An avid and accomplished
flower arranger, she was a founding member of the Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula and served as a vice president and
then as its president. She loved and enjoyed her family, her church, teaching,
books, the theater, the opera, her beloved
Mattaponi River, kayaking, biking, traveling and her countless friends. She is survived by her daughter, Caroline Rhinesmith Weimar and her husband, William
Charles Weimar, two grandchildren, John
Whitlow Rudder and Caroline Grace Rudder all of Charlottesville, VA; a stepsister, Ann Croll of Ottowa, Canada, a
step-brother, Charles Bryan Duke of Webster, New York, and a sister-in-law, Gloria
Rhinesmith Nuckles of Yorktown, VA.
Services were held at 2 PM on Friday,
January 9, 2015, at St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, Millers Tavern, VA, with burial in
the church cemetery. The Reverend Canon
Robert G. Hetherington will officiate. The
family received friends at her home on
Thursday, January 8, from 3 until 5 PM.
Memorial gifts may be made in her memory to the Landscaping Fund or the Altar
Guild at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Post
Office Box 278, Millers Tavern, VA
23115; The Garden Club of Virginia, The
Kent-Valentine House, 12 East Franklin
Street, Richmond, VA 23220; or Save the
Mattaponi Alliance, Post Office Box 150,
Mattaponi, VA 23110.
“Missing My Daddy”
You were the “Greatest Man” that I ever knew, and since you said good-bye, I’ve never
stopped missing you. I look at your pictures and start to cry, and the only question I have, is
why? But I know that God has the perfect plan, And he took from me the “World’s Greatest
Man.” But you gave me more than you could ever know, And every day my heart hurts me so.
Sometimes the pain is more than I can stand, So I just bow my head and fold my hands, And
thank God for giving me you for all those years, But sometimes my eyes can’t hide my tears,
You gave me a lot in every way, And I know I was selfish, cause I wanted you to stay, But God
has plans for us each and every day, But I just wasn’t ready for you to be so far away, But you
will always be in my memories and my heart, And I’m so very sad that we are apart, I would
love to see you and your sweet little smile, and hug and hold you for a long, long while, But life
goes on, that’s all we can do, But I will always love and miss you too. I’ll treasure the moments
that we’ve always had, But life without you is nothing but sad. So, please remember that I truly
love and miss you, And you’re in my heart in all that I do. Every day and in every way. Your
memories are mine, always to stay.
Loving & Missing You,
Jody, Jennifer & Hunter
Haywood Franklin “Frank”McGowan, Jr.,
80 of West Point, VA went to be with his
Lord and Savior, at his home, with his
family by his side on January 10, 2015.
Frank was born on January 23, 1934 to the
late Haywood and Alma McGowan. He
was a graduate of West Point High School
and a 1960 graduate of Lynchburg College.
Frank served in the United States Army
and was stationed at Ft. Jackson in South
Carolina. He was a member of the
American Chemical Society and a member
of Colosse Baptist Church for sixty years,
where he served in various leadership
positions including the organization of
church historian, deacon, stewardship
committee chairman, and chairman of the
fellowship hall and breezeway construction
He was a long standing
member of the sanctuary choir. Frank was
employed for 36 years with Consolidated
Laboratories of Virginia as a chemist,
retiring as State Chemist. After retirement
he worked for various law firms as a
researcher and worked for the Ukrops
Corporation in Williamsburg. He is
survived by his loving wife of 57 years
Jeanette Gulasky McGowan; a devoted
daughter and her husband Robin and
Michael Carey; three granddaughters
Katelyn, Katherine, and Kristen who were
the joys of his life. He will be greatly
missed by his family and friends. A
Celebration of Life service was held 2 p.m.
Tuesday, January 13th at Colosse Baptist
Church, 23945 King William Road, West
Point, VA 23181. Interment followd in the
church cemetery. The family received
friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Vincent
Funeral Home, 417 11th Street, West Point,
VA 23181. In addition to flowers,
donations may be made to the H. Franklin
McGowan Memorial College Scholarship
Fund care of C & F Bank of West Point.
Broughton, Mary A., 93, of Old Church,
Virginia, passed away peacefully on
January 7. She was born in Gates,
Pennsylvania and lived a number of years
in New York before moving to Richmond.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
William Paul Broughton Sr. She is
survived by a sister, Helen Gaydos
(Charles) of Brooklyn, New York, a son,
William P. Broughton, Jr. (Janet), a
daughter Chris Broughton-Spruill (Gary),
and grandson Christopher Paul Broughton.
The family received friends Saturday,
January 10, from 4 to 6 pm at the
Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton
Pkwy, Mechanicsville, VA. A graveside
service was held 2:30 pm Sunday, January
11, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4000 Pilots
Lane, Richmond, VA. The family requests
that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts be
made to Bethlehem Presbyterian Church,
General Fund, 2446 Old Church Road,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111.
Nancy Dodson, 67, of Aylett, went to be
with the Lord on January 13, 2015. She
was predeceased by her previous husband
Jerry Allison. She is survived by her loving
husband Joe, children Michelle (Davey),
Denise (Doug), Chris (Molly), Josh
(Christine), and Rachel, grandchildren
Michael, Allison, Trey, Shane, and
Kimberly, brother Edward, and many
cherished friends. The family received
friends Thursday, January 15, from 5 to 8
pm at the Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300
Creighton Pkwy, where services were held
11 am Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to At Home Hospice.
Long, Virginia Owens “Ginger” 68 of
Nellysford, VA and Brevard, NC passed
peacefully to her eternal home on Sunday,
January 11, 2015. She was a retired
guidance counselor with 44 years in
education. She is survived by her loving
husband of 27 years Lloyd M. Long, Jr.;
brother Dr. Glenn Owens and his children
Molly and Ryan; sister-in-law Dale Long
and her children Tara and Travis and great
nephews Caleb and Chandler. The family
received friends at Beulah Baptist Church
4805 West River Rd., Aylett Va. on
Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm with services
at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to “Ginger’s
Team” for the Duke Sarcoma Research
Fund DUMC Box 3312 Durham, NC
6372 Mechanicsville Turnpike Suite 106 Mechanicsville
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to the
November 26, 2014 letter from Mr. Kenny
Hott claiming that the United States
constitution affirms Christianity as the
principle religion of this nation. Contrary
to the assertions of Mr. Hott, there is no
mention of Christianity or any specific
religion in the constitution of the United
States. In fact, the First Amendment to the
Constitution (Bill of Rights) specifically
prohibits the government from making
any law “respecting an establishment of
religion” while also guaranteeing citizens
the “free exercise” of their religious
preference. The Bill of Rights became
U.S. Law in 1791. In addition, the
Constitution states in Article VI”...no
religious Test shall ever be required as a
Qualification to any Office or public Trust
under the United States.” therefore, the
Constitution does not require or expect
that lawmakers be Christian or any other
faith or impose their religious values on
US Citizens.
A careful reading of the United States
Constitution should dispense with any
notion that the laws of the United States
were meant to establish Christianity or
any other religion as a basis for the
government of the nation.
Recently, I was in Food Lion to pick up a
few things and something for dinner.
Then, the embarrassing thing happens, the
debit card is declined. Not once, not twice,
but three times. I felt bad about holding up
the people behind me. The cashier said
she would hold the basket there if I
wanted to check the bank. I told her I
would be back in a few minutes. I walked
out feeling like everybody in the whole
store knew that I didn’t have enough
We went to the bank ATM and checked
our account, turns out I was only over by
less than two bucks. I thought I really had
more. We went back to Food loin and as I
was getting out of the truck, the girl that
was two people behind me came running
across the parking lot trying to get my
attention. She told me that the lady behind
me had paid for my groceries! I was in a
daze. I have no idea who this angel was,
but I want to tell her “Thank You!!”
I don’t think I ever saw her face, but I
saw her heart. She showed me the love of
God and I’m so grateful to her. You have
no idea what you did that night, how you
made us feel. I cried all the way home.
God bless you and your family. Merry
Christmas and Thank you! I promise to
“pay it forward” the next time.
J. Frank Brown
King William
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Local Lawyer Wins Big at Virginia Supreme Court
Attorney Raymond L Palmer, Sr., with
offices in Richmond and here in Aylett,
took his client’s case all the way to the
Virginia Supreme Court and won.
In a case originating out of Amelia
County, a pastor alleged that he was
removed from his position without the
church following its own constitution. The
pastor sued and requested to be re-instated.
The attorney for the church asked the
Circuit Court to dismiss the pastor’s suit
alleging that if the court to got involved
would violate the constitutional principle
of separation of church and state. The
Circuit Court agreed that it could not get
involved and dismissed the pastor’s case.
Attorney Palmer appealed the pastor’s
case to the Virginia Supreme Court and
argued that there was no separation of
church and state issue, because if the
pastor could not come to court for relief
there was nowhere else he could go; and
that when a church adopts a constitution, it
was obligated to follow it.
The Virginia Supreme Court agreed with
Palmer and reversed the ruling of the
Circuit Court.
CIEE Teams up with Rampantry VCU Food Bank
CIEE volunteer Becky Bell, is working
with high school exchange students. She
has approximately 25 kids each year in
our area for one or two semesters. These
kids are here for a educational cultural
exchange living with host families in the
One of the requests of these students is to
participate in volunteering; giving back to
our community. CIEE and our students are
working with another nonprofit in the
area. Taylor Thompson, a VCU student is
president of Rampantry. Started in 2013,
Rampantry is a student organization that
runs as a food bank on campus at Virginia
Commonwealth University. The goal is to
battle food insecurity within the university
community, as well as, help those that
may be in a temporary food emergency.
Bell and Thompson
are hosting a
bowling party open to anyone who would
like to bowl on Saturday, January 31st,
asking for those who participate to give
canned food items. They are also asking
the community to donate canned foods for
We will have various drop points. Email
Bell at [email protected] for drop off
sights. CIEE works with inbound/
outbound programs including scholarship
opportunities for our students. More
information can be found at www.ciee.org
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Thank you to my friends, family and community
Remembering Ryan Gallaher 7-18-68 - 1-23-09
Dear Friends, Family and KW Community:
be happy, which I know makes you happy. God
Six years ago, nothing could have been more of has blessed us with a chance to find peace and
a shock than when I lost my husband, best be joyful again, and we are. How? I have no
friend, and father to our children, in an instant. answer, other than through The Lord's grace. I
One moment we were making plans to take the believe His fingerprints are all over the journey
kids hiking, and the next, I was planning his we have been on. I have learned to compartfuneral. He was just gone, literally before our mentalize—something I didn't understand beeyes. That horrific day was indeed that: horrific. fore you died, Ryan. Also, nothing was and is
Over these years since Ryan’s death, I have more powerful than knowing you are alive in
done a lot of writing, privately, which has heaven and are not suffering. Knowing you are
proved to be therapeutic. Today, however, I in His hands brings great comfort to us. This
write publicly to honor and remember Ryan. It world is broken, but you are not now. Ryan, our
has also been on my heart to pen my thoughts children are thriving and oh, how I wish you
and formally say “thank you.” So, I do thank could be here to see them grow and hear their
you, folks of King William, family, friends, and giggles! I firmly believe, though, you somehow
were a part of the process when God handThat January afternoon in 2009, God placed a picked Dave to "carry the torch." I am so very
confident rescue squad team on the scene that blessed to have an amazing new husband and
tried everything humanly possible to revive an amazing father for our children. What some
Ryan. Although I was in shock, I will never might call coincidences, I call God at work. I
forget how they treated us with such compas- believe you know that, even better than
sion under the dire conditions. I have thanked a me. Ryan, thank you for showing your love for
few of the Squad members in person, but I Christ while you walked this earth so my faith
wanted to make sure the entire team and com- would grow stronger.I believe Cooper and Colmunity knows how much I appreciate the King leen will always keep that faith and love close
William Fire and Rescue Squad.
to their heart. That is a priceless gift you left us.
Thank you also, neighbors and friends. Those We love you forever, Ryan!!
early years were, by far, the darkest days of my
life—with two small grieving children and my
own grieving heart. Through our tragedy, Friends, thank you all again for the love you
though, I saw a kindness and love emerge in gave to our family in those initial dark days as
others, not only through my family and friends, well as thanks to the new folks I met later on
but also in strangers—a love that I didn't know who also picked me up and helped me heal. I
existed. Though my eyes were blurry with tears, am remarried to a fantastic man and it truly is as
I saw clearly that God did not leave us alone. I if Ryan did help handpick him! It's not an easy
felt pain, but I also truly felt strength through job to step in as Dave has done. The children
God's grace and all the prayers that were said, have an incredible father on this earth again that
some of which, I'll never even know were they so proudly call "Daddy." It is such a joy to
prayed. My prayer today is that our little town see them hug him every morning and every
never gets too big or our calendars too full, so night! Dave loves them like any daddy loves his
we will always have time to take care of each kids. I thank God every day for him.
other, especially through prayer. God bless you What I know now: We all are broken and we
all grieve, albeit differently. The Lord will see
all from the bottom of my heart.
That first year, after I lost Ryan, I wrote a letter you through any storm: I am proof. He can
"to" him that was published in this very paper. weave happiness back into a life that is shattered. I also believe Ryan's life-journey didn't
Six years later, I now continue that letter:
end when he left this earth; instead, it continues
Dear Ryan,
You took a piece of our heart when you left on. As a wise pastor once said, “For all we
this earthly life. While I know you are resting know, his 40 years is just the prologue to his
with Jesus, you hold that broken piece of our story!” So, I wish you a "good read" with your
heart until God reunites us. There isn't a day own story in 2015! Thankfully, God plants the
that goes by that you aren't missed. We have seeds of hope and faith so that we may know
grieved for the life and future together we will the pages of our narratives don’t end here. We
never know, the promises cut short, and I have all have holes in our hearts from broken dreams
even grieved the loss of our joint identity. The and lost loved ones, but we can rest knowing,
the story continues.....
list is long and goes on.
With sincere love,
Six years later, we haven't moved on; we have
Kara (Cooper and Colleen)
moved forward. The kids and I have chosen to
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Upper King and Queen Ruritan Pays it
Forward at the end of 2014
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Donation to King William DARE Program by Jamie McNemar of Dustbusters
Cleaning Service.
Robbery suspect arrested
Kevin schools receives check from Ed Ransone.
The Upper King and Queen Ruritan Pays it
Forward at the end of 2014. The Upper King
and Queen Ruritan’s 2014 President Ed
Ransone presented a $1,000 check to Upper
King and Queen VFD Chief Kevin Schools.
With the new Upper King and Queen Fire Hall
almost completed this money will help
tremendously. The Fire Department is so close
Photo by Charlie Mac
to completion but still need donations to be
able to complete this phase of the project. Still
inside work needs to be done to complete what
is needed to obtain their occupancy permit. If
you would like to consider a donation this year
please send it to Upper King and Queen
Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 5,
Newtown, VA 23126.
King and Queen
County’s Weekly
Capias: Felony Child Neglect/Felony Homicide
Cates, Timarion Lee
DOB: 07/03/1987
Black, Male, 5’8”, 163 lbs. Hair: Brown,
Eyes: Brown. Contact K&Q Sheriff’s Dept.
The King William Sheriff’s Office has
arrested an individual in connection to an
armed robbery of an individual on January
8, 2015 in the Oak Grove area of King
Aleck M. Wright 18, of
Hanover was arrested on January 9 in
connection to the robbery. He has been
charged with use of a firearm in
commission of a felony, 2 counts grand
larceny, robbery, and attempt to rob.
Deputies responded to a 911 call on
Nelson’s Bridge Rd. at approximately
6:50pm on January 8 of a reported robbery
of cash from two individuals by an armed
in individual. The suspect had left the
scene prior to deputies arriving, however
the victims knew the identity of the
He is being held without bond at the
Middle Peninsula Regional Security
Center awaiting a trial date of April 2.
King and Queen County Statistics by District
Week of : December 28, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Newtown: No offenses reported
St. Stephens Church: Destruction/damage/vandalism
Stevensville: Burglary/breaking and entering
Destruction/damage/vandalism of property
Shanghai: No offenses reported
Buena Vista: 2 arrests on January 1, 2015. Brown, Derrick Alexander, Assault and
Battery Harris, Brandon Maurice, Assault and Battery
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King William High School NHS
Sponsor Warm Clothing Drive
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Central High School Students
Helping Save The Planet
Poster painted by Jazmin Andrews
KWHS NHS members with the decorated “Hat, Mitten and Scarf”tree.
The King William High School (KWHS)
Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS),
students, and staff worked together to collect
hats, scarves, and mittens. The warm clothing
decorated a tree located in the KWHS Library
and served as a reminder to students of the importance of giving. The drive began on December 2nd and ended on December 19th with over
one hundred warm clothing items collected.
The donations were given to Peanut Butter and
Jelly, a ministry of Sharon Baptist Church.
The King William High School National
Honor Society, led by Mrs. Kimberly Hicks,
promoted the warm clothing event and encouraged all students and staff to donate. It is the
mission of the NHS to create enthusiasm for
scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render ser-
vice, to promote leadership, and to develop
character. Already this year, the NHS has participated in several community service projects,
including: cleaning up Route 30, participating
in tutoring at the high school and elementary
levels, and assisting the Head Start program.
Community service is an integral part of the
National Honor Society. NHS members are
required to donate ten hours per semester towards community service and an additional five
hours towards tutoring.
Through the warm clothing drive and other
community based service projects, the KWHS
NHS is reminded that there is no greater reward
during the holiday season than the gift of giving.
We the students at Central High School
are on a quest. Our goal is to purchase a
MAT so that we may hold wrestling
matches and tournaments at our school.
The reason we want to do this is so we can
earn money from these events and thereby
supplement the income for our school.
These mats are not cheap. One wrestling
mat, even used can cost as much as
$5,000.00. So, we have a plan to recycle
our TRASH FOR CASH. We are
collecting in the large blue recycling bin
outside our building the following items:
ALUMINUM and STEEL containers as
well as PLASTIC BOTTLES and other
plastic food containers and
CARDBOARD (all types...corrugated,
cereal boxes, egg cartons, etc.) We are
NOT collecting glass or iron.
If you are not recycling please start doing
so and help us buy the mat we need.
If you don't live near Central High
School, but are closer to the upper end of
our county you may take your recyclables
directly to River City Recycling located at
12722 Richmond Tappahannock Highway
(360) in St. Stephens Church, VA (Call
769-2563 if you have any questions). It's
about 1/2 mile past Bradley's at the
stoplight at routes 360 & 14 on the same
side of the highway as Bradley's but
toward Tappahannock. You may turn in
your recyclables there and tell them you
want the money earned to go to Central
High School. They will make sure we get
If you live near the school the bin is
available 24/7 and easy to drive up to and
put your items inside. You don't have to
separate them and you may leave them in
their plastic garbage bags too. It's just that
easy. We will be turning TRASH INTO
CASH for our school thanks to your
support and at the same time preventing
such items from entering our landfill. This
is all positive work within our community.
We can do great things together! So,
PLEASE help us reach our goal by
recycling with us. Let’s take care of our
beautiful earth together! We will keep you
updated on our progress as the months go
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Winter Chorale Performance
Free and Open to the Public:
The Middle Peninsula Chorale will give
their winter performance on Wednesday,
January 28 at 7:00 in the atrium at HHMS in
King William County. Please join us to
enjoy our eclectic mix of music including
spirituals, Beatles, a French lullaby and
The Middle Peninsula Chorale is an afterschool children’s choir, geared towards
giving children aged 8 to 18 a unique choral
experience. We meet each week to hone the
basic musical skills of reading notes and
rhythms and to build our musical skills to
the highest level. The MPC is a non-profit,
community-based organization emphasizing
the development of classical vocal
technique, sight reading skills, and choral
ensemble skills in a mutually supportive,
non-competitive environment. It celebrates
western classical repertoire as well as folk,
jazz and world music.
The Middle
Peninsula Chorale Society is an independent
performing body with no religious
affiliations. It seeks to include all members
of our diverse and fascinating middle
peninsula community.
Kristi Reynolds, director, is a life-long
musician with a wide and varied musical
experience. Trained as a classical pianist,
she has performed chamber music and solo
recitals all along the East Coast, playing
piano, organ and singing.
She has
accompanied and conducted choirs for 35
years. Besides directing the MPC, she is
organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in
West Point, music director for the spring
musical at WPHS, teaches private piano
lessons and is a member of The Belle Isle
Strings, a string chamber music group.
MPC is accepting new members for our
spring concert cycle through the end of
Visit our website at
midpenchorale.wix.com/middle-peninsula or
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[email protected] to sign
up or for more information
Bridgewater College Dean’s List
BRIDGEWATER— The Dean’s List for
the fall semester at Bridgewater College
has been announced by Dr. Carol A.
Scheppard, vice president and dean for
academic affairs.
Students on the Dean’s List have attained
a 3.4 or better grade point average of a
possible 4.0. Today, Bridgewater College
is home to approximately 1,800
undergraduate students. The following
student from this area has excelled
Terrence Chambers, a senior majoring
in business administration, from King
William, Va.
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Couple Found Guilty of Identity Theft
On January 7, 2015, in the Circuit Court of
King William County, Stephanie Huffman, 28,
and Shawn Stoll 23, both of Waynesboro,
plead guilty to one count each of Identity
Theft. At some point before August 3, 2013,
Ms. Huffman was provided, by an unknown
individual, the personal identifying information
of the victim, a resident of King William
Between August 3, 2013 and August 14,
2013, Ms. Huffman used the victim’s
information to purchase numerous cell phones
and related equipment in Henrico, Albemarle,
and Rockingham Counties, as well as the City
of Harrisonburg and Washington, D.C. Ms.
Huffman also used the victim’s identity to rent
cars in Richmond and Charlottesville. Mr. Stoll
accompanied and assisted Ms. Huffman in
these crimes.
Due to the investigative efforts of Investigator
Michael Hamm of the King William County
Sheriff’s Office, as well as law enforcement in
Rockingham, Albemarle, and Harrisonburg,
both defendants were apprehended and
confessed to their actions. Ms. Huffman was
sentenced to an active prison sentence to serve
of 1 year 8 months, with an additional 3 years
and 4 month sentence suspended upon
conditions such as supervised probation and
payment of full restitution to the victim. Mr.
Stoll was sentenced to an active prison
sentence to serve of 1 year 4 months, with an
additional. 3 years 8 month sentence suspended
upon the same conditions.
Before appearing in King William County
Circuit Court, Ms. Huffman was
convicted in Harrisonburg and Rockingham
County for the related crimes. She is serving an
additional prison sentence of 1 year 6 months
from those jurisdictions. Mr. Stoll was also
previously convicted and sentenced in
Harrisonburg and Rockingham and sentenced
to serve an additional 1 year in prison.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Matthew Kite
said: “While we do not know exactly how the
victim’s identifying information was originally
obtained, we did not have evidence that these
two defendants had ever been to King William
County before. The individual who provided
Ms. Huffman with the stolen information
apparently did so to enable her to purchase cell
phones, for which he later paid her. Law
enforcement will pursue any additional
evidence that arises to locate that person.
Identity theft is an up and coming crime in our
It is important for people to periodically
check their credit reports and report to law
enforcement anything suspicious regarding
their personal information.”
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Daughter sentenced for forging checks on
her father’s account and cashing them
On January 7, 2015, in the Circuit Court
of King William County, Judge B. Elliott
Bondurant sentenced Nancy Pace, 41, to
an active prison sentence of 1 year to serve
after she had previously plead guilty to six
felony charges related to uttering and
cashing forged checks on her father’s
In May 2014, Investigator David Taylor,
working with King and Queen County
Sheriff’s Investigators, determined that
Ms. Pace had stolen several checks from
her father. Ms. Pace then forged these
checks, and uttered the forged checks at
Baylands Credit Union in the Town of
West Point. She also uttered forged checks
on her father’s account in several other
jurisdictions. All total, Ms. Pace obtained
$10, 654 from her father’s account.
Unfortunately, the father’s account was
not reimbursed by Baylands Credit Union.
Ms. Pace did admit to her actions and
plead guilty in King William Circuit Court
on October 22, 2014 to 2 felony counts of
forgery, 2 felony counts of uttering a
forged check, and 2 felony counts of
obtaining money by false pretenses. The
case was then continued to January 7 for
Ms. Pace had no prior criminal history.
Ms. Pace stated that part of the reason for
her actions was an addiction to heroin. She
was sentenced by the Judge to serve 1 year
of active prison time, with an additional 29
years suspended on conditions such as
supervised probation and full payment of
Commonwealth’s Attorney Matthew Kite
said: “This is yet another sad case of
someone with an addiction to heroin
victimizing those closest to them. Here we
have someone with no prior criminal
history who becomes a felon serving a
prison sentence in order to feed her
addiction at the expense of her father.
King & Queen Planning Commission
By Florence Cooke
December 8, 1944 was
found in the archives of
the King and Queen
requesting a formation
Commission for the
county. This letter was
read at the December
meeting of the King
and Queen Planning
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Richardson. The letter
was from Henry P. Taylor of Walkerton to
John O. Turpin of Newtown; C. H. Oliver,
King and Queen Court House; Manley
Walden, Dragonsville and Vernon
Trevilian of Plain View asking to
“organize a Local Planning Commission
for the County of King and Queen.” Mr.
Taylor was a very prominent local
businessman who started and ran a
successful cannery, Taylor and Caldwell,
for several years in Walkerton.
Mr. Taylor was interested in making
King and Queen a better place to live and
stated “during the next ten years, immense
changes would occur to make life in the
country more livable.
Such changes
would be better roads, telephones, power
lines and schools.
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Fiery Violin & Guitar Duo to
perform in West Point
Arts Alive is proud to announce the Saturday, February 7, 2015 performance of
Alex DePue with Miguel De Hoyos at 7:00
pm. The performance will be held at the
Robinson/Olsson Civic Auditorium and
Fine Arts Center in West Point, VA.
Individually, Alex DePue and Miguel De
Hoyos have wowed the world—from
DePue performing at Carnegie Hall at the
age of 14 and touring with rock guitarist
Steve Vai in 2007 to De Hoyos entertaining government officials and diplomats in
Mexico and performing in Romania by
invitation from the Romanian government.
Together, they produce an unparalleled
sound—music that can speak to anyone’s
DePue and De Hoyos have performed
throughout North America, opening for the
Philadelphia Orchestra at Kimmel Center's
Verizon Hall, performing a solo spot with
the Ocean City Pops (Ocean City, NJ), and
appearing on international television for
the Mrs. World Pageant (Tijuana, B.C.S.,
In 2009, the duo was at the National Oldtime Fiddling Championship in Weiser, ID
as instructors, and later that year, appeared
as the featured act at the International
Bluegrass Music Association's Grand Master Fiddler Championship in Nashville.
The duo performs an array of styles –
Classical, Bluegrass, Rock – with blazing
virtuosity and emotion. It's a supercharged, genre-crossing repertoire!
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors
(65 and over), and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 804-8433475, online, or email at [email protected] Group rates are
available at $15 each for groups of 10 or
more. For more information, visit the Arts
Alive website at www.artsaliveinc.org.
Prior to the performance on February 7th,
the Visual Arts Committee of Arts Alive
will host an opening reception at 6:00 pm
for the Photography Exhibit. This exhibit
features photographs from members of the
community and will be on display from
January 6 until March 3. The exhibit area
near the auditorium is open during school
hours by entering at the West Point High
School main entrance.
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, New Kent, King William, and King
and Queen as well as the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation and the Robinson Family for their financial support.
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Edge Hill School Alumni Association
remains true to its mission
Edge Hill School Alumni Association
began the year 2014 by announcing that it
would award a $1,000 scholarship to a 2013
graduating senior from King & Queen
Central High School. Applications were
distributed to all churches in the county and
45 applications were given to the high
school principal. A selection panel of King
& Queen County citizens, Edge Hill School
alumni and a representative of the school
determined the winner of the scholarship. In
June of 2014, the Alumni Association
President, Joseph Jones awarded the $1,000
scholarship check to James T. Kelley of St
Stephens Church, VA.
The Alumni Association held a bake sale at
Scott’s Store, Walkerton, VA in May and at
King and Queen Community Pride Day in
October to raise funds to support our
schools and students. At the beginning of
the 2014-2015 school year, the Alumni
Association donated over $500.00 in school
supplies to King and Queen County public
A Community Picnic was held in July to
welcome the community to become
acquainted with the Edge Hill School
Alumni Association family and our efforts
to support King and Queen county public
schools. Over 300 people attended.
Edge Hill School Alumni Association
sponsored and accompanied ten junior and
senior Central High School students on a
field trip to Virginia Union University
(VUU) in November. We met VUU alumni
and toured the campus. The students were
shown the campus from prior students
perspectives. We also enjoyed tailgating and
a rival football game between VUU and
November saw a change in leadership for
Edge Hill School Alumni Association. Dora
Ransome Greene was elected President,
Reitha O’Neal was elected Vice-President,
James E. Taylor was re-elected Secretary, F.
Bonita Byrd was elected Treasurer, Mary
Baytops was re-elected Chaplain and
Nannie Taylor was re-elected Historian.
We closed the year with a Potluck Dinner
in December at our former Treasurer’s
residence. We also plan to hit the ground
running in January 2015, offering King &
Queen Central High School seniors an
opportunity to be awarded a $1,000
Scholarship at the end of the 2014-2015
school year.
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Detour route will be posted for two week
Motorists who travel Route 721
(Newtown Road) at the Caroline-King and
Queen county line will be detoured for a
minimum of two weeks in late February to
March while the bridge at Beverly Creek
is replaced with a new, temporary
A recent inspection of the existing steel
beam and timber deck structure found
additional deterioration on the bridge.
A temporary single-lane bridge will
replace the current two-lane bridge until a
new, permanent new bridge can be built.
Construction on a $2.8 million bridge
replacement project is scheduled to begin
in June 2016. VDOT determined a
temporary bridge was required before the
construction project for motorist safety.
Currently, the bridge is posted with a 14ton weight limit for vehicles.
Once the temporary bridge is in place,
traffic signals will be activated on each
bridge approach, and eastbound and
westbound traffic will take turns crossing
the structure.
During the two-week closure this winter,
motorists should follow posted signs along
the detour route, which is approximately
22 miles: Route 644 (Bagby Road) and
Route 627 (Mattaponi Trail/Roundabout
Route Road). Specific work dates and
detour dates will be announced as soon as
they are available.
The bridge was built in 1952, and carries
an average of 440 vehicles a day,
according to VDOT traffic data.
While construction for the replacement
bridge is expected to begin in June 2016,
VDOT is working to accelerate the project
as funding becomes available.
A public hearing on the project’s
proposed design will be held from 5-7
p.m. on Feb. 24, 2015 at Lawson-Marriott
Elementary School, 1599 Newtown Road,
St. Stephens Church, VA, 23148.
Additional information about VDOT’s
bridge inspection program and individual
bridge conditions are posted online
at www.virginiaDOT.org.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play
better than anyone else.
Albert Einstein
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Westbound Rt. 360 traffic reduced to one construction activity, equipment, and
temporary traffic patterns through October
lane starting in early January in
2015, when construction is scheduled to
King William County
be complete.
The project will replace the bridge’s
Construction will begin in early January
on a bridge maintenance project on superstructure, which includes installing
westbound Route 360 over Aylett Creek new bridge beams, abutments, a new
bridge deck, and adding new pavement
in King William County.
Westbound Route 360 traffic will be and guardrail.
A $925,458 contract was awarded to
reduced to one lane in the work zone. The
bridge is located in Aylett, approximately Bryant Contracting, Inc. of Toano.
500 feet east of Route 600 (West River M o t o r i s t s
visit www.511Virginia.org or use
Eastbound Route 360 will not be affected VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to
find real-time traffic and work zone
by the bridge project.
Westbound motorists should expect information in any area of the state.
Third Graders Discover Ancient Mali
By Aimee Thayer, Third Grade Teacher
Acquinton Elementary School’s third graders have completed their studies of Ancient
Civilizations this quarter. After sailing the
seas of the Mediterranean and walking the
Roman roads, these students traveled south to
the dry heat of the Saharah. The students
spent three weeks studying the physical and
human characteristics of this ancient African
civilization. The students learned about the
exciting lives of the rich Kings Sundiata and
Mansa Musa. They learned about the colorful
tales of the talented griots, or storytellers, and
they enjoyed creating their own representations of Ancient Mali.
“I used the silver glitter to represent the salt
and the gold glitter to represent the gold
mines,” said Madison Stowers. She was explaining to members of the School Board her
Students proudly show off their projects
team’s approach to creating their own perthat can be seen hanging in the third
sonal project on their studies. The teams had
grade hall.
to work together to create the overall appearnce of the poster, the information included, and the tasks assigned to each person.
They were given a rubric and a blank sheet of paper to get them started. After completing
the project, each student was to fill out a self-assessment and a team-assessment. These were
taken into consideration for the final grade of the project. Third grade teachers are so proud
of the dedication each student put into his/her work and the growth shown in just one short
quarter. So please, come on down and take a tour through Mali on the third grade hall. We
are sure you will learn something!
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Cornerstone Mission Project
You may have noticed some children running
to your doorstep or mailbox to deliver a brown
paper bag with a special request during the
month of December. The children at Sharon
Baptist Church were challenged by Kristen
Fisher to give back to others during the Christmas season after she found out that Cornerstone’s food supply was at an all-time low
following the Thanksgiving season.
The kids spent one Sunday afternoon collecting over 150 bags of canned food and other
nonperishable items for Cornerstone with the
help of our generous King William community
members. They then delivered the food to
grateful workers at Cornerstone. The kids were
amazed as they saw the bags fill up the back of
the church bus and two pickup trucks.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the
children’s ministry project at Sharon Baptist
Church a huge success and helping teach our
children what it means to be His hands and
feet! We also want to thank Kroger and Food
Lion for the donation of paper bags. We hope
that God uses the food to bless those in need
and we hope our actions help communicate His
love to those around us. To see more pictures
of the collected food visit sharonbaptistchurchkingwilliamva.com.(Other helpers not
pictured are Rylie, Raegan, and Sawyer Burrow, Hailey and Emory Barber.)
King & Queen County Historical Society Meeting
The King and Queen Historical Society
January meeting will take place on January
25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with the Board
Meeting at 2:00 p.m.. at the New Court
House Building, King and Queen
Courthouse, Virginia.
Our speaker is Cary Carson who was Vice
President for Research at Colonial
Williamsburg Foundation until his
retirement three years ago. He received his
professional training in early modern British
and colonial American history from Harvard
University. He served as Colonial
Williamsburg’s chief historian from 1976 to
2006. He has served for many years on the
National Historic Landmarks advisory
Currently Mr. Carson divides his life
between Williamsburg, Virginia, and The
Hague, Netherlands.
Mr. Carson’s program is entitled “ALL
GO”. Unexpected archaeological
discoveries have a way of turning
conventional scholarship bottoms up, then
leaving it careened. Often it takes a
collaboration with historians and
architectural historians to figure out what
the new normal really means.
Join us as we travel through the mysteries
of newfangled McMansions and the owners
deciding to live in the same old-fashioned
houses they had occupied for decades. Was
there another altogether different purpose
for these extravagant, brand-new structures?
Bring a friend! Refreshments will follow
this program in the Tavern Museum, 146
Courthouse Landing Road, King and Queen
Courthouse, Virginia 23085.
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Elite Force Wrestling ready for
2015 season
Elite Force Wrestling is underway for the 2015 season. We at Elite would like to
wish all of our wrestlers and coaches Good Luck in this new season! Pictured is
Coach Chris Browning and CJ. Keep it up CJ you can win this!
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Church Calendar
Calendar entries are free up to 50 words. COME AND CELEBRATE WITH Pamunkey Baptist Association. Info by appt. call 785-5683 or email
Over 50, will be charged 40 cent a word. US.
contact a committee member through [email protected] 4 mi. east of
Corinth Christian Church
9153 Dabneys Mill Rd, Manquin
invites you to worship and
fellowship with us at one of our
services. Sunday School- 10am,
Worship Service-11am. Wed. Bible
Study-7:30pm. a
New Mount Olive Christian Center
Church Building Kingdom Ministry on
a Solid Foundation, where the Founder/
Pastor is Rev. Ulric L. Eley, Jr. Sunday
morning service 11:15am. Wednesday
at 7:00pm is Spiritual Growth
Institute. For information please call
(804) 769-3332. Friday, 107 Commons
Park Circle, Ste. F, Manquin, 23106.
next to Jo Jo’s.
Bethlehem Baptist Church located
4389 The Trail (Rote 14) Burlington.
23023. Call 804-363-1167 for
additional information.
has moved to, 7753 RichmondTappahannock Hwy, Aylett, on
Sundays @10:00 a.m. We want to
invite you to our exciting worship
experience. COME JOIN US! For
more information, contact: Pastor Gus
Agostino (804) 769-2534
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
Providence Baptist Church
4570 Dorrell Road in Aylett Invites
you to come and witness Reflections of
the Holy Land by Deacon & Deaconess
Fred Brown Sunday, January 25, 2015
10AM This is an exciting 1 hour slide
presentation of their recent trip to the
Holy Land Light refreshments will be
served. For more information call
Pastor White (804) 746-8092
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. We’re easy to
find, right off Route 360 at the St.
Stephens Church stoplight. Go ¼ mile
south on Route 14 (The Trail) and you
can’t miss us! Telephone 804-7698833
Sharon Baptist Church
Join us for worship. located 901 Sharon
Road across from KWHS. Sunday
mornings at 8:45am coffee, doughnuts,
followed by Sunday School all ages
9:15am. Morning Worship 10:30am.
Nursery provided. Sunday Evening
Bible Study & Children’s Choir 6pm.
Additional Bible Studies 10am on
Tues, 7pm on Wed. Youth (7th–12th
graders) 7pm Wed. office hours 9am to
2pm Monday–Thursday. 769-2320
CHURCH-KW Saturday, January 24,
Annual Virginia Union
University day program. Special music,
Raise dancin and a representative will
be present. Sponsored by the
W.P. 3976 Lewis B. Puller Mem.
Hgwy. (Rt. 33)
Saint David’s Episcopal Church
“To Know Christ Jesus and to make
Christ Known” All are welcome to our
11am Worship Service and Children’s
Sunday School. 1st Sundays of the
month are Youth Service & Morning
Prayer, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays are
Holy Communion. 11291 West River
Rd. Aylett (next to public boat landing)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Men
Fellowship is vacationing in Cape Cod,
Massachusetts including Chatham,
Plymouth and Boston. The dates are
August 23 - 27. If you have any
questions call Charles at 804-843-7497
or Clarence at 843-4643. located at
15th & F Streets, West Point.
CHURCH Sunday mornings at 10:30
AM. You will experience a message
that you can understand and people that
you can relate to. Come casual, dressed
up, barefoot. TRCC is located at 694
Sharon Road, King William, 23086
(right next to the King William
Library). Donations needed for our
interested in receiving food must reCommunity Closet! Please donate
register with your Dept. of Social
canned goods to be given to neighbors
Services by Friday, Feb. 1. Please
in need. Call 221-5641 for info.
remember to bring your blue bags from
last time. New volunteers are really Free Legal Aid
John R. Rellick, Managing Attorney
Shepherd's UMC Please join us of Rappahannock Legal Services in
on Sundays for worship service at 9:30 Tappahannock, will be available at
am and Sunday school at 11:00 am. the conference room adjacent to the
Shepherd's UMC, A Church For All King William County General
District Courtroom, 351 Courthouse
New Mount Olive Christian Center Lane, King William, starting at
M e n & W o m e n ' s M i n i s t r y 10:00 a.m. on the following
Workshop Session For Youth Please
upcoming Wednesdays: January
Come Join Us Every Sunday
28th, February 25th, March 25th,
Morning @ 9:30AM for Spiritual
Growth Institute and Worship Service April 29 . Attorney Rellick will
@ 11:30AM. Our Address is 109 meet with persons from King
Commons Park Circle, Suite F William and King & Queen
Manquin (Located in the King William counties seeking free legal services.
Contact the office of Rappahannock
Commerce Park Commons Center)
Legal Services in advance at (804)
Saint James Presbyterian Church
443-9393 to determine eligibility
(the little church next to King for services.
William Courthouse) 411 Courthouse
Lane. Our regular service is held on
Sundays at 10:30 AM. Communion
held on the first Sunday of every Contact Country Courier
[email protected]
First Assembly of God
“Focusing on your family” is this
year’s theme. Ea. Sun @ 11am we will
For information on
be teaching vital principles from the
Bible. Biblical counseling is available
your church clerk.
Epworth United Methodist
Church invites you to join with us
for our church service on Sunday at
9:00 am followed by a time of
fellowship and refreshment. Sunday
school classes for all ages begins at
10:30. For info please contact office
McKendree United Methodist
Church Come join the fellowship
every week 4347 Manfield Road,
Manquin; Pastor Chad Beck 804769-2798or434-9077202, [email protected] Sunda
y Worship @9:30am, Sunday
School @10:45am located at 4347
Manfield Road (Rt 605) in
Manquin, Va. Please join us.
The Mobile Pantry truck from the
Central Virginia Food Bank will
be at Mizpah UMC on Wednesday,
February 6. Volunteers are needed
at 12:15 p.m. to assist in unloading
the truck, bagging the items
and c arr ying t he bags t o
participant's cars. All persons
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Community Calendar
Calendar entries are free up to 50 words. (1:00-5:00 p.m.) while their seniors enjoy
Over 50, will be charged 40 cent a word. fellowship in a safe environment with funfilled activities planned especially for
Community Fish Fry to Benefit King them. For information and registration, call
William Emergency Ministry, Inc. Sharon 804-296-0315. Sponsored by United
Baptist Church will host their annual fish Methodist Women, McKendree UMC,
dinner to benefit the outreach programs of 4347 Manfield Road, Manquin.
King William Emergency Ministry, Inc. on Compassion Closet, located on Sharon
Saturday, January 24, from 5-7pm (eat in Road next to King William Library, offers
or take out) at the church fellowship hall in clothes, furniture and food when available.
Central Garage. Tickets are $8 for adults Donations of these items and money are
and $3 for kids (hot dogs). Call the church always welcome and needed. Hours are
office at 769-1555 to hold or purchase Monday from 12 – 3 p.m. and Thursday
from 10 – 12. Other times by appointment.
Calling all Cancer Survivors and For information call 221 – 4341.
Please call Ann Garner at (804)296-4026 MPNN CSB ON-GOING NURTURING
to register and come on out and support PARENTING PROGRAM Every
King William Relay for Life at KWHS on Monday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MPNN CSB
May 9th from 3-10pm. Lets STAMP OUR King William Counseling Center, 1041
Sharon Road, King William, 23086
Relay For Life of King William! The Cost: $20 Per/Session + $20 Handbook
n e x t m e e t i n g w i l l b e h e l d The 15-week On-Going Nurturing
Thursday, January 22nd at 6:30 PM at Parenting Program takes place year round
the Twin Rivers Building, 5833 Richmond and parents can enroll in the classes at any
Tappahannock Hwy. (The blue building at time. Pre-registration is required. To
the corner of Rt. 360 and Venter register please call us at: 1-888-PREVRoad). Raise money and awareness for the 550 or 804-642-5402 or email us
American Cancer Society to help finish the at [email protected]
fight. Check out relayforlife.org/ PETS
Good Homes Needed For Good Pets
American Legion Post 314 Members Regional Animal Shelter, 20201 King
William Road, King William 804-7692nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30. 4983. Kennel visiting hours Mon.–Fri.
Grand opening will be announced at a later 11a.m.-4p.m., Wed. eve. until 6pm., Sat.
date. 6250 Rich/Tapp Tpk. Info contact 11am.-2pm. www.petfinder.com email:
Ronnie Corrick @ 229-9529.
[email protected]
Area 14 is pleased to announce that an INDIAN RIVERS HUMANE SOCIETY
Election of Officers will be held on Pre-selling Brunswick Stew quarts for
January 24th at 12:00 P.M. Election held $8. Stew will be made January 31st and
at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 3110 delivery or pickup will be arranged. Call
Rosemount Road in Walkerton, 23177.
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King & Queen Branch Library Weight email [email protected] to
Control and Your Health Monday, place an order. IRHS will meet the third
January 26, 11:00 a.m. - noon Ages 50+. TUESDAY of every month at 6:30pm at
Jacqueline R. Ambrose, RD, CDE, the KW Ruritan Bldg on Route 30. Please
registered dietitian with Riverside join us and see how you can help save the
Tappahannock Hospital, will discuss with homeless animals in our area. All are
seniors how weight control can affect welcome.
health and wellness in the New Year 10-Week GED® Prep Class
Storytimes Thursday, 22, and 29 Family, Register for free GED® Prep class with
10:30 a.m., all ages Call 804-769-1623 or MP R.A.C.E. Adult Education class runs
visit the library at 396 Newtown Road for from 3/2/15 – 5/14/15. Must register in
more information
Upper King William Branch Library Contact MP R.A.C.E. at 888-769-1151 or
Adult Book Club Monday, January 26, print, complete, and mail in class
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Storytimes Wednesday, registration form from www.mprace.org.
January, 21, and 28 Family, 10:30 a.m., all Help Wanted!
ages Call 804-769-3731 or visit the library If you love animals please consider
at 694-J Sharon Road for more information becoming a foster parent. You provide a
West Point Branch Library
safe and loving home, Indian Rivers
Movie Night Thursday, January 22, 6:00 - Humane Society will provide food and
8:00 p.m. Ages 13 & up. T-Shirt medical. Please call 804-885-3109 x2 for
Turnovers Tuesday, January 27, 6:00 - further information. Someone will call you
7:30 p.m. Ages 16 & up. Bring in those back. You can help save lives!
old T-Shirts and Turn them Over into Three Rivers SWCD Board of Directors
something new! Storytimes Friday, Monthly Board of Directors meetings on
January 23, and 30 Family, 10:30 a.m., all third Monday ea. month. Public invited. If
ages Call 804-843-3244 or visit the library you would like to attend, please contact us
at 721 Main Street for more information.
at (804)443-2327 ext. 101.
Free Afternoon Off for Caregivers!
Support Group for Family Members of
Bring your senior loved ones to a special People with Mental Illness
event on the third Thursday of every National Alliance on Mental Illness
month! Caregivers get an afternoon off (NAMI), Mid-Tidewater affiliate, is
offering free family/caregiver support
group at King William Counseling Center
1041 Sharon Road. Meetings held
3rd Thursday ea month from 7–
8:30p.m. For more information, contact
Diane at [email protected]
King William County On-Going
Nurturing Parenting Program
Every Monday 6:30pm - 8:30pm King
William Counseling Center, 1041 Sharon
Road, KW. $20 Per/Session + $20
Handbook. 15-week On-Going Nurturing
Parenting Program takes place year round
parents can enroll any time. Preregistration is required. To register please
call us at:1-888-PREV-550 or 804-6425 4 0 2
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King and Queen County
King and Queen County School Board will
hold a public hearing on Wednesday,
January 21, 2015 proposing that the parcel
of land donated by Herman and Ethel
Baylor be named as the Herman and Ethel
Baylor Field at Lawson-Marriott
Elementary School. For more information,
please contact Suzie Gilbertson at (804)
785-5981 or (804) 769-5007.
EQUALIZATION For County of King
Board of Equalization for King William
County will meet for the purpose of
hearing complaints of inequalities
including errors in acreage. For info
www.kingwilliamcounty.us or call (804)
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[email protected] to
obtain a form or for more information. All
appeal applications must be received by
January 23, 2015 at 4:30 PM, including all
applications received by mail. No walk-in
appeals will be heard.
K&Q Friends of the Library will meet
Monday, January 26th at 6:30 p.m. at 396
Newtown Road and invite everyone to
attend. Speaker will be local author and
historian Larry Pistole whose 30-45
minute presentation will be about the
Flying Tigers who fought for China
against Japan in 1940-41. see authentic
Flying Tiger memorabilia. Larry is the
author of the book The Pictorial History of
the Flying Tigers, c. 1981. information and
availability of his book please call Tere
Pistole at 804-769-0092 or 804-241-5193
or [email protected] Refr
King William T.E.A. Party, 7 to 8 PM
Thursday, January 22nd at Upper King
William Library
KWTP’s Education Committee presents,
“The United States Constitution: Enforce
It or Change it - Learn the Facts -Take
Action!” Watch the videos and Join the
discussion on how our Rights and
Freedoms, as secured by the U.S.
Constitution, are at risk from State
Legislators who are pushing to change this
precious document by means of an Article
V Constitutional Convention (Con-Con).
Bring Your Questions and Join the
Discussion! This Presentation is Free,
Open to the Public and Suitable for the
Whole Family! Meetings of KWTP are
open to all citizens of good will. Usually
held on the second and fourth Thursdays
each month. Location is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road Central Garage, in the Sharon Office Park,
¼ mile past King William High School.
refreshments will be served!!
Frog Level Volunteer Fire Dept.
Drive-Thru Chili Sale Feb. 21 3-5pm. Preorder 804-338-8697.
Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers
Association will hold its Annual Meeting
and Pot Luck Dinner on Jan. 23, beginning
at 6 PM at the King William Fire and
Rescue Squad Building in Aylett. MPRA
is celebrating 25 years of conservation,
education and recreation on the Mattaponi
and Pamunkey Rivers. Members and
anyone interested in our local rivers is
invited. Bring a dish to share. Beverages,
All Stewed Up Brunswick stew and
chicken will be provided. For more
a t ma t p a mr i v e r s @ g ma i l . c o m o r
visit www.MPRA.org.
King William Republican Party Meeting
The King William Republican Party will
meet on Thursday, January 29th at
7:00PM at the Upper King William
Library, 694-J Sharon Road. Our special
guest will be Allen Webb who will speak
on “Changes in the Republican Party of
Virginia: How Republicans and The Tea
Party can work together to elect
conservatives”. The meeting is open to the
public. For more information, call 3386384 or 338-6294.
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 9501 Central Garage located on 7712 King
William Road, Aylett prepared Holidays
Bags for veterans at the Ashland
Convalesce Center. The veterans showed
deep appreciation and offered thanks for
being remembered. Holiday bags were also
distributed to our homebound sisters of the
Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post. With
gratitude and thanks to our veterans, we
will continue to reach-out to them and
their families. We will take personal items/
goodie bags to VA McGuire Hospital in
Richmond, VA later this year. A donation
was sent to St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital in Memphis, TN
Aylett Country Day School World
Famous Recipe Chili
just in time for Super Bowl Sunday! Order
deadline is January 23 and it will be
available for pickup at Aylett Country Day
School on Saturday January 31 from 1PM
until 5PM. At just $8 a quart, buy plenty
for the big game and a few extra quarts to
put in the freezer for an easy and delicious
meal any cold, winter night. To place your
o r d e r ,
p l e a s e
email [email protected] or call
Aylett Country Day School at 804-4433214.
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Order the High Speed Satellite Internet
that is now available in King William
and King & Queen! Speeds up to 12Mbps 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
BBB. Call 746-4350 for a free estimate PCDC, P O Box 799, West Point, VA Heat large kitchen living Room and
2 3 1 8 1 o r e m a i l r e s u m e s t o Rear deck $800/month + utilities 804or visit mallory-electric.com
[email protected]
Seasoned firewood for sale, all Oak
and Hickory with delivery.
Call 769-7197
Dry Firewood, All OAK, Split and
Ready For Delivery. Please
Call: 804-763-9173
Norman’s Tree Service: Tree removal,
topping, trimming, stump grinding,
brush chipping, storm damage and
tractor work. No job too big or small, 75
ft. bucket truck.
Free Estimates,
reasonable prices. Licensed & Insured.
Locally owned & operated. Call 7697197
Busy Private Practice has an opening for
a Full-Time LPN or RN with a
minimum of two years in an office
setting. We are looking for someone
with exceptional computer knowledge
and skills. Experience with EMR a plus.
Please fax Resume to 804-769-0508 or
email to [email protected]
Steven’s Handyman Jr: Reasonable,
quality work, well experienced, any
type yard work, painting, mulching,
tree work, grass cutting, power
washing, etc.
Free Estimates &
Insured. Call 852-8403 (c)
Part Time Seasonal Truck Driver CDL.
drug test DMV Records required.
Retired person welcomed. Please apply
in person E.O.E Crop Production
Services. Aylett 804-769-9200
Pollard’s Landscaping, Trees trimmed
and removed. 60ft. Bucket Truck,
Asphalt Repair & Sealing, Mulching,
Grass Cutting, Fertilizing, Seeding,
Power raking, Tree Pruning, Driveway
Repair , Fine & Rough Grading, Lot
Clearing, Trash Removal, Demolition,
Drainage Problems, Install and Repair
Septic Systems, Top Soil, Fill Dirt,
Pressure Washing, Painting, Staining.
We transport auto’s, boats, farm
machinery, mobile homes & misc.
freight. Call 445-1063 Licensed &
Full Time Fertilizer Applicator CDL
preferred. Drug test DMV Records
required. Please apply in person E.O.E
Crop Production Services, Aylett 804769-9200
Early Head Start Family Advocate
Parent Child Development Corporation
is seeking a qualified individual for the
position of an Early Head Start Family
Advocate. This position is a full time
position with benefits. Bachelor’s
Degree in Human Services, Psychology
or related field required. This institution
is an equal opportunity provider and
employer. Mail resume to PCDC, P O
S. A Dunbar Construction 804-402- Box 799, West Point, VA 23181 or
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[email protected]
and Repairs! Decks and Handrails
Custom Tile Work Replacement Interior Head Start Part Time Family
and Exterior Doors Custom trim
Advocate Parent Child Development
Custalow’s Piano Service: Tuning and Corporation is seeking a qualified
individual for the position of a Head
Repairs! Call 769-9234
Start Family Advocate. This is a part
TREE SERVICE: Over 30 years time position. Bachelor’s Degree in
experience, removal deadwooding, Human Services, Psychology or related
trimming, storm cleanup. Firewood also field required. This institution is an
available. Fully Insured. Free Estimates. equal opportunity provider and
Please call 804-763-9173
employer. Mail resume to PCDC, P O
Auto Glass Installed: Bullzeye Glass, Box 799, West Point, VA 23181 or
Windshield replacement, rock chip e m a i l
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repair, same day mobile service. Direct [email protected]
billing for Insurance. Locally owned. Early Head Start Teaching Positions
Call 804-335-4807
Parent Child Development Corporation
P.C. Lurry Home Painting & Repairs:
Interior & Exterior. Gutters, Roofing,
Siding, Decks and other home repairs.
Affordable Rates, Licensed & Insured.
Call 804-769-2253 or cell 804-994-3128
Residential and Commercial electrical
service and installations Also generator
installations. Licensed and insured.
is seeking qualified individuals for full
time and part time Early Head Start
teaching positions. Early childhood
experience preferred. Minimu m
credential of a Child Development
Associate or must be willing to pursue
Child Development Associate. This
institution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer. Mail Resumes to
Fiscal Clerk/Bookkeeper-Parent Child
Development Corporation is seeking
qualified individuals for full time and
part time Early Head Start teaching
positions. Early childhood experience
preferred. Minimum credential of a
Child Development Associate or must
be willing to pursue Child Development
Associate. This institution is an equal
opportunity provider and employer.
Mail Resumes to PCDC, P O Box 799,
West Point, VA 23181 or email resumes
to [email protected]
2 yr Old Duplex 2 B.R. 2 Bath Full
Kitchen Heat pump All Electric Near
Millers Tavern (Watts Store) Lawn
Maintenance provided $750 per Month
Security Deposit $500.00 Call 804-4439657 & 804-450-3646
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
LPN-FT, for primary care practice in house, shed, attic, garage, basement,
King William. Office experience/EHR etc., Call 804-337-5329 Friendly Service
preferred. Submit resume to 434-581- and Fair Prices Paid!
1704 / e-mail [email protected] EOE
FREE PICK UP: Looking to haul away
Looking for caregiver to assist with your unwanted junk. Will pick up
preparing meals, administering broken refrigerators, appliances, scrap
medication and assisting with bathroom metal, car batteries, etc. Let me save
needs on weekends. Central Garage you a trip to the dump. Call 804-840Area. Please Call 804-241-5255
NOW HIRING: Dover Equine
Veterinary-Full Time Equine
Veterinary Assistant/Technician. Must
have horse handling experience and a
LISTED-Waterfront Lot for Sale in
working knowledge of horses is strongly
Walkerton-$45,000~ Land Parcel
encouraged. Looking for someone with
29.25+/- Acres for sale-$99,950~219
basic computer skills, good customer
Mill Stream Ave. Walkerton- $149,950
communication and service, is organized
3 Bedrooms, 2 baths~ 161 Field
and willing to be part of our team. To
View Lane-3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, very
Apply or Get More Information Please
private-Price Reduced! $90,000~Call
Call 804-769-2433 or Email
ELLEN OTEY with Twin Rivers
[email protected]
Realty, Inc. to SELL YOUR HOME OR
LAND. 804-241-4314
APARTMENT FOR RENT - Aylett Brick 2 Bedroom, large eat-in kitchen,
washer-dryer, excellent location, From
$735. per month. “Rent Special” 769- Critter Care Pet Sitting: We offer
7 affordable and professional care for your
pet in the comfort of their home. We
Homes For Rent: King William~3 also offer walking programs. Call 804Bedroom, 2 Baths--$1,100/month. 339-7265
Available January 20th. Or Marle Hill- 3 Boarding, Twin Ponds Kennels,
bedroom, 2 1/2 bath three story home Indoor/Outdoor runs, heated & air
for $1350/month. ~~First months Rent conditioned. Obedience Training & Gun
& Security Deposit due up front. $35/ Dog Training. Call Patty or Danny
adult application fee for credit and Waltman 769-3095 or 370-8793
background check. No Pets, No www.twinpondskennels.com
Smoking. Call Ellen Otey, Twin Rivers
DOG BOARDING: Indoor, outdoor,
Realty, Inc. 804-241-4314
private runs, individual attention.
House, 3 bed/2 bath, on 5 acres. Tractor Conveniently located 1/4 mile off 360
provided for lawn care. $1050 a month. near Rt. 30. Reservation suggested.
Credit check and $500 deposit required. Edgewood Farm 769-4838
Call 266-5045
House for Rent $800/mo. 2 bdrm, 1 bth,
Quiet Area, Heatpump, Washer/Dryer 2
miles south of KW Courthouse on Rt
30, NO PETS, Excellent credit a must
Deposit & First Mo. Rent to move in
Feb 1st Call 804-339-2395
3 bed 2 bath secluded Home For Rent
10 min. from West Point Central Air/
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Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
712 Main Street,
West Point, VA
Neck, Arm & Shoulder Pain
Low Back & Leg Pain
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