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andColonial B M!XED AM 20495 000012 000001 2/22/10 SMALL TOWN PAPERS 5026.CALiFORNiA AVE SW SEATTLE WA 98136!208 Robert K. Bailey, III Bailey promot0000,/l to Peoples' President/CE( * The Board of Directors for Peoples Community Bank is pro!to an- nounce the promotion of Robert K. Bailey, III as President and Chief Executive Officer. Bailey's tenure with Peoples Com- munity Bank began in 2000. With over 22 years of banking experience, Bailey has an extensive background and knowledge of bank operations. While with Peoples Community Bank, he has erved as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Lending Officer, and Compli- ance Officer while working out of the bank's King George branch. Bailey is a Tidewater, Virginia na- tive. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Vir- ginia, as 'well as George Washington. University in Washington, DC. He continued his education by graduat- ing with honors from the Virginia Bankers Association School of Bank Management. Bailey is also an Honor Graduate and Thesis with Honors from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He is married to Susan Heflin Bailey and the family resides in King George CounW. As an active member of our com- munity, Bailey participates in many volunteer activities. He served on the Monte Carl Committee for the Germanna Community College Edu- cation Foundation and a speaker for the United Way. He served as Chairman of the Board for the Children's Home Society of Virginia which is a statewide agency involved with pregnancy counseling, foster care, and adoption services. Bailey is also vice President of the King George I County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Bailey and his wife are historical interpreters and lead a youth group of historical interpreters which has donated over 3,500 hours to George Washington's Fredericksburg Foundation in each of the last three years. Peoples Bankshares is the parent company for Peoples Community Bank, which currently operates five branches in Richmond, Westmo- reland, King George, and Stafford counties. Journal Broadcast Upcominq broadcasts: Town Council Work Session Feb. 26 ~ 4:30 p.m. Find these meetings & previous meetings at Click on "journal broadcast network" 0000imulus package relieves W'md school's revenue shortfall The numbers are not yet set in concrete, but at a meeting this Monday Westmoreland County School Superintendent Elaine Fogliani told her board that Congress's recent passage of the federal government,s economic stimulus package will provide enough relief to fund employee salaries at their current level. Funding from the stimulus package could translate as money to offset revenue shortfalls in the school budget's instruction and instructional supplies category. The anticipated school funding deficit would drop to $78,000 if the latest projections are correct. The superintendent's earlier estimates suggested a $420,000 reduction in the state's basic aid contribution to Westmoreland County schools. The state's contribution is a key component of the statutory formula used to compute the minimum level of revenue a locality must contribute to its schools, a consideration that would drive the shortfall to a higher level. To balance next year's school division budget, Fogliani earlier proposed to eliminate assistant principal positions, reduce employee salaries as much as 1 percent, eliminate several of the central office's administrative posi- tions, reduce funding for field trips and extra curricular activities and end the pre-school programs at the elementary schools. On February 23 Fogllani shared hope that the federal stimulus package will translate into an additional $535,435 to help support Westmoreland County's schools. Because the revenue would be channeled through state government, the see Relief, page 5 Two Lancaster women come 00ard to challenge Delega00 Albert Pollard One of two Lancaster County women will appear on the November 3, 2009 election ballot as the Republican Party candidate challenging incumbent Democrat Albert C. Pollard, Jr. in the 99  District House of Delegates contest. The Republican Party's 996 District legislative committee.met on Janu- ary 19 and established a February 22 deadline for receiving filings from prospective House of Delegates election candidates. During the session veteran Republican Party House of Delegates candidate Lee Afine Washington expressed keen interest in making herself available for a second run as that party's candidate. A Lancaster native, parent and practicing attorney, Washington became well known on Virginia's Northern Neck in 2008's very short election contest. The death of Congresswoman JoAnn Davis in late 2007 resuked in a special election in which Delegate Rob Wittman won election to the empty seat in Congress. A second special election followed on January 29, 2008. Lancaster County resident and former Delegate Albert Pollard was returned to the 99  District position as the Democratic Party election victor, but in one of the shortest campaign seasons ever, first-time Republican Party candidate See Challenge, page 5 NIl al00JlO00 The Drifters celebrating their Tidewater District tournament win over Mathews High School, 96 - 47. See story page 9 i From left to right Will Roberts, Casey Flores, Connor Case, Travis Owens; Front Jarrod Flores. Also shown holding the youth group flag is X-treme Youth Group leader Bill Thompson On Thursday, February 18, 2009, Casey Flores, a member of the New Life Ministries X-treme Youth Group and student at Colonial Beach High School, won a Special prize from his church. The church's youth group had issued a challenge for the members of the group to invite 12 new members to a meeting. The prize? The winner and three friends of their choosing would be picked up by limo from school and taken to dinner at a local restaurant. Rising to the X-treme Limo Challenge issued by his youth group, Flores was victorious and chose Connor Case,. Will Roberts and Travers Owens to join him for his victory celebration. But the 18th of February is a special day for other reasons and the evening would not have been complete without one additional guest; Jarrod Flores his twin'brther' for that day, February 18th, is also their birthday. The whole gang enjoyed their limo ride courtesy of Cruizn' the Ritz Limo Service and dinner at Vinney's in King George. Youth meetings are held at New Life Ministries on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00. Who will be the next lucky winner? 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