Lifestyles

​Lylly with two of her “foster pups.”

Washington District Elementary student, King George Animal Rescue League volunteer giving critters a second chance

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:35 am

Lylly Bates inherited more than her uniquely spelled first name from her mother, Jinnifer.  Lylly inherited a deep rooted love for animals, and like her mother, is dedicating her energy and knowledge into carving out a lifetime of service for improving animals’ lives. Lylly, 10, and has taken action with her serious plans for her involvement with the King George Animal Rescue League.  Her mother is the coordinator for KGARL’s

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  • Dogs found on Mulberry Lane

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Two dogs were found on Mulberry Lane on Saturday, Feb. 28. One is a pitbull, the other a German Shepherd. Shepherd ran off, pitbull still around. Call 804 472-3169 if anyone lost their dogs.

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  • Rappahannock Community College hosts air quality presentation

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    A representative of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Alison Rockwell, came to Rappahannock Community College on February 11 to make a preliminary report on the NCAR project WINTER: Wintertime Investigation of Transport, Emissions, and Reactivity. The project, based at Langley Research Center in Hampton, was initiated at the beginning of February, and will continue through March 15. It uses a C-130 research aircraft—a “flying laboratory”—to study the variations

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Travel

New traffic signal pattern at King George High School

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Split phase will assist drivers exiting the high school onto Route 3 FREDERICKSBURG – Starting today, a new traffic pattern on Route 3 at the intersection with King George High School (Foxes Way) and St. Anthony’s Road in King George County will separate the traffic movement from both side streets. Previously, traffic exiting King George High School and St. Anthony’s Road onto Route 3 yielded to oncoming traffic while making a

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  • The truth about traveling

    Posted on May 16, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Squeezing into a taxi in Thailand can be tough.

    Being half a world away and 12 hours ahead of America, or the east coast at least, I don’t get to talk to my loved ones very much. I do most of my talking through words typed on the computer. I realize this is a serious lack of communication, but it baffles me that everyone still has a terrible misconception about what I’m doing over here in Asia. Whenever I

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  • Holiday Season, Thailand Style

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Thailand holiday tree

    Story and photo by Jordan Coates, Contributing Writer Holidays are part of culture and tradition. They are beautiful, cherished celebrations that run deep through most people in the world. However, what happens if you are displaced from your usual holiday atmosphere? You can take the girl out of the holiday spirit, but can you take the holiday spirit out of the girl? Let’s start with Halloween. Given that Halloween is

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Education

Westmoreland County Superintendent Search Public Hearing Rescheduled, March 5

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:58 pm

February 25, 2015 – The Westmoreland County School Board recently began the process of hiring a new superintendent. The first task of the board is to seek public input on desired qualities of the new division leader. The original public hearing was postponed twice due to inclement weather.  The board has rescheduled the public hearing for Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Washington and Lee High School

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  • Rappahannock Community College hosts air quality presentation

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    A representative of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Alison Rockwell, came to Rappahannock Community College on February 11 to make a preliminary report on the NCAR project WINTER: Wintertime Investigation of Transport, Emissions, and Reactivity. The project, based at Langley Research Center in Hampton, was initiated at the beginning of February, and will continue through March 15. It uses a C-130 research aircraft—a “flying laboratory”—to study the variations

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  • Washington and Lee High School musician hopes to turn passion into career

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Jeremy Saunders

    The Drum Major for the Washington & Lee High School band in Montross has musical aspirations that go beyond his current status as Drum Major and bass guitar player with the school band. Jeremy Saunders, an 11th grader, is committed to continuing his education in the musical field and is looking for sponsors to help him achieve his dream of becoming a serious musician. Being involved with music has been

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Religion

Economic Update Workshop and Lunch Has Been Rescheduled

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm

  Due to bad weather in February, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao has rescheduled the Economic Update Workshop to Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM in the church’s fellowship hall. This informative session will be presented by Vicki Thorpe and Anne Johns of Thrivent Financial and will cover the status of the current economy and its effect on investments and retirement.  Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that

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Health

Jason Scherm

Washington District Elementary School’s Jason Scherm: a resource to count on

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:55 am

It was a calling that Jason Scherm has had since middle school. “I knew I wanted to be a teacher from 8th grade, just working with the students,” he said. “I worked with children growing up through middle school. I was a babysitter, I worked at a daycare when I got out of high school. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.” Today, the Washington District Elementary math

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  • Medicare Open Enrollment is closing soon

    Posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

    The Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is fast approaching, so now is the time to check and see if you will have the Medicare coverage you need to meet your needs, at a price you can afford, starting January 1, 2013. December 7 is the last day that most people with Medicare can chose or change their Medicare health or prescription drug coverage for 2013. Medicare is stronger than ever with

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  • Medical center hosts open house

    Posted on August 20, 2012 at 4:00 am

    A VISITOR TO THE  Westmoreland County Medical Center’s open house gets a check up.

    The Westmoreland County Medical Center hosted an open house Aug. 18 in honor of National Community Health Center Week. The mid-week event was a part of state-wide celebrations that sought to inform the community of the availability of services in their area. Approximately 80 residents came out to take advantage of free blood sugar screenings, BMI measurements and blood pressure tests. Participants also enjoyed demonstrations by MedAir Home Care, were

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