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www,journalpress.com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5 Area Death FRANCES K. HOUCNIN Frances Kulp Houchin, 81, of King George County died Shnday, May 25, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Fredericksburg, Frances was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in King George and a former assistant postmaster at Rol- lins Fork and Shiloh post offices. Her greatest love was her children', grand- children and great-grandchildren. Survivors include-her husband, William "Bill" Harold Houchin; two daughters, Wilma Ward (Charles) and Wanda Houchin, all of King George; two sons, William Nicholas. Houdlin (DebbieJ of Westmoreland County and Wallace T. Houchin (Sally) of Las Vegas; five grandchil- dren, Roxanne Houchin of King George, Charles Ward Jr. (Myriam) of King George, William Houchin Ill (Jennifer) of Richmond County, Ian Houchin of Richmond County and David Ward (Maureen) of Harrison- burg; six great-grandchildren, Carlos and Kaylee Ward, William Nicholas. Houchin IV, Gracie Houchin, Liam Hughes and Avery Ward; two sisters, Mary Lytton of Prince Wick, W.Va., and Virginia Bellmann of Herrin, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; many friends; and no enemies. Frafices was preceded in death by her foster mother, Lillian Stone, two foster brothers, Willy and Ray Stone; and a foster sister, Ruth Stone. All services will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Son- ja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA 22485. Please sign the online guest book at nashandslawfh.com. Elks 2666. Every Monday night. The doors open at 5 p.m. Early Bird Games 6:30 p.m. At 719 Ferry Landing Road. Just off :05 in Oak Grove -Colo- nial Beach VA. Food available. (804) 224-0364. KGP&R What's Happening Saturday, June 7 - Parks and Recreation's annual SummerFest. Lots of entertainment and family. fun, food and more. Stay tuned for more details! Free parking! Free Admission! Program starts at 5 p.m at Barnesfield Park. Parks & recreation staff will be taking proposals for Fall pro- gramming. Do you have a hobby that you think would be of inter- est to others? Are you interested in earning some money teaching? If so, please contact the parks and recreation department to discuss setting up a program, (540) 775- 4386. Combined Boat Virginia and Boat Maryland course June 14 A combined Boat Virginia and Boat Maryland course is being held on Saturday, June 14, in Colonial Beach, Va.The USCG Auxiliary will be teaching this class at the Colonial Beach Town Center,which is next to the library, at 22 Washington Ave. from 8:45 a.m. to about 5 p.m. There is no cost to students Maryland requires any person born on.or after July 1, 1972 to have a t:ertificate of boating safety education. Virginia, on the other hand, has been phasing in their requirement. While currently anyone who operates a PWC and anyone aged 40 and younger operating a motorboat in Virginia are required to have taken a NASBLA-approved safe boatingcourse, beginning this coming July 1 st, the regulation will expand to cover those aged 40 through 45 years old. Successful completion of this course will provide you with the certificate needed to meet both the Maryland and the Virginia regulations. Register for the class at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) web site: http://www.dgif.virginia. gov/boating. KG Girl Scout Troop 3792's cookie sales help KG Animal Rescue League King George Girl Scout Troop 3792 sold over 2,600 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in 2014 and donated a sweet treat of $200 to the King George Animal Rescue League.The troop consists of 11 Junior Scouts, 2 Brownie Scouts and 2 Daisy Scouts. TheTroop is shown here presenting the check for $200 to King George Animal Rescue League representatives -Vice President Jennifer Daniels, ahd Barbara Wagner, Fundraising Coordinator" SLB needs help with Drive for 5 The King George Summer Lunch Bunch needs your help in their DRIVE FOR FIVE! They have 5 non-perishable items they consi'stently need throughout the summer, and would appreciate any assistance you could provide. 1.CREAMY Peanut Butter (NOT crunchy) 2. Brown Paper Lunch Bags (standard lunch size) 3. Zip-top Sandwich Bags 4. Paper Napkins 5. Gently Used Children's Books Donations may be dropped off at the KG Elementary School Office, weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Website: www. kgsummerlunchbunch.org To Volunteer: slb.kinggeorge@yahoo.com For Information: kgsummerlunchbunch@gmail. corn Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook at KGSummerLunchBunch Donate one of the Five (5) Help feed someone in need! DAV mobile offices open for business So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so. much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit DAV offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assis tance available. Like all DAV ser- vices, help from the Mobile Ser- vice Office is free to all veterans and members of their families. MondayJune 16, 2014; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Glen Burnie VA Outpatient Clinic, 808 Landmark Drive, Suite 128, Glen Burnie, MD. Tuesday, June 17: 2014; 9 a:m.- 4 p.m. DAV Omaha Beach Chapter 7:8205 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie, MD. Wednesday, June 18, 2014; 9 a.m.- 4 p,m. American Le- gion, 11820 Hg Trueman Road, Lusby, MD. Thursday, June 19, 2014; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pax River Mu- seum 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD. Friday, June 20, 2014; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pax River Air Sta- tion, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD. For further information regard- ing these events, please feel free to contact NSO Phillip Surace at (410) 230-4440. , 2014 FF Theme: Keep'n It Country I, " ml mi I' mi dl m t [ "  : ! ' !  Fli A.n!ma! 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Contact: Meg Carr, Director: director@vaquilt- museum.org or by phone (540) 433-3818. THURSDAY, JUNE 5 KG-YMCA hosting summer camp Open House. 6 p.m. Meet counselors, register(save 50%) and have fun. (540) 775-9622. Colonial Beach Historical Soci- ety will hold its regular meeting in the meeting room of the Cooper Library located on Washington Avenue, starting at 7 p.m. Any- one interested in the history of the town is welcome. FRiDAYy JUNE 6 Westmoreland 'County Mem- be Appreciation Soiree. 4-6 p.m. There will be activities up to 9 p.m. including the 1 st Friday Montross Art Walk and buffet dinner at the Inn at Montross. Non-members are welcome to come out for the evening and join the Museum. wcmuseum@verizon.net. SATURDAY, JUNE 7 VA State Parks Nat'l Trails Day & Clean the Bay Day, at all 36 State parks. A complete list of the programs and volunteer op- portunities can be found at www. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park- events-list-info.shtml?srchloc=all&e venttype= 115&bdate=06,/07/2014&e date=06/07/2014: For more information on all of Virginia's award-winning state parks, visit www.virginiast ateparks.gov or call toll-free, 1-800-933-PARK (727I). / MONDAY, JUNE 9 NII Audubon Society to conduct a Birkl Walk at the Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve. Meet at Kil- marnock and carpool to Preserve. Call (804) 462-0084 to reserve your spot. TUESDAY, JUNe 10 NARFE 595 (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Associa- tion) will meet at NOON at the Hu- nan Diner in Colonial Beach (Cor- ner of Washington and Colonial). Please join us at the last meeting be- fore summer break and sign up for the boat trip in August. Ou r speaker will be from the NARFE Credit Union. PAYG lunch. i THURSDAY, JUNe 12 KG Board of Supervisor's will hold a Fracking Information Town Meet- ing, 7 p.m. KGHS. Reps expected from DMME, DEQ, Shore Explora- tion and Environmental.Law Center. All persons interested in learning more about the fracking controversy in the area should plan to attend this meeting. THURSDAY, JUNE 19 Annual KG County Historical So- ciety Picnic. Bring a dish to share. .6 p.m. at Rokeby Farm in KG. Next meeting will be in Sept. 2014. Local boy to be Col. Beach Police Chief for a day and parade grand marshal According to Chief of Police Libby Legg, the Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD) will be hosting its first ever "Chief for a Day" this weekend to honor and acknowledge the incredible resil- ience of five-year-old Janayreon Treveon Brown, a Colonial Beach boy who is battling Stage 4 Neu- roblastoma, a type of cancer that affects children. Jamyreon's treatment for the disease requires him to have ten rounds of chemotherapy, each taking a week to complete. He completes his fifth round this Fri- day and will be halfway through the cycle. Chief Legg explains, "He wants to be a police officer, and the opportunity has arisen for us to make this happen, which will include a ride along with Sgt. Amy Molinares and culminates with him being the grand marshal for the parade this weekend:' Originally scheduled to be the grand marshal of the 63rd Annual Potomac River Festival herself, Chief Legg has graciously offered to share the honor with Jamyreon and his twin brother, Damyreon Saveon Brown. The twins will ride in Saturday's Grand Feature Parade in Chief Legg convert- ible, driven by Colonial Beach's first-ever female Chief of Police herself. "Jay-Jay" as his family calls him, has four brothers and sisters. He is a student in the Colonial Beach Head Start program, in Ms. John- son's class. While he is away each month for his weeklong treat- ment, he Skypes with'his class to keep in touch. He loves music, es- pecially gospel music, so much so that the staff at Medical College of Virginia gave him a set of drums for Christmas. The twins' mother, Christine, says that when the twins are to- gether, they tend to fight. But when Jamyreon is away for a week at a time for treatment, she says it's obvious that the twins are sad" 5 year old Jamyreon Treveon Brown will be police chief for a day in Col. Beach, VA. and miss each other. Christine firmly believes that Damyreofl can feel his brother's pain and/or discomfort. Being "Chief for a Day" will be Jamyreon's most exciting experience since The Make A Wish Foundation arranged for him to meet profes- sional wrestler and actor John Cena in Philadelphia, PA. "His mother, Christine Brown, is an amazing woman whose optimism is an inspiration" says Chief Legg. 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This month not only will you be able to check out pottery made right here in King George, but also meet Handmade for Yours (crocheted and sewn items), Me- andering Dragonfly (hand crafted bags and totes), and Fairytaled Impressions (Embroidery items). Once you've gotten your fill of inspiration from our craft- ers make sure to visit with Vir- ginia Tech's VTCC Cadet Wing, and then, Toastmasters, the pre- mier Toastmasters Club in King George. Finally, come learn and share new ways to enjoy local food through Vegucation Station with the Virginia Cooperative Exten- sion, as well as how to benefit from backyard beekeeping with the Gateway Beekeepers Associa- tion. If you are interested i n partici- pating, either as a Community Day vendor or a Volunteer, please contact us at KGFarmersMar- ket@gmail.com. We'd love to get to know you! "Foodies Fridays" Class Offers Home Food Preserving Who doesn't enjoy the sight, smell and taste of good food? Knowing that our food is doing good things for our health makes it even better. Join us for the 4th segment of our"Foodies Fridays" cooking series on June 13, 10 a.m. - noon at St. Peters EpiscoDal Church in Port Royal, VA, for a hands-on introduction to preserving food at home. It will cover freezing, pickling, dehydrating and more. Food demonstrations and tasting of healthy recipes take us back to our Extension roots when home demonstration agents helped homemakers learn new cooking skills, this educational series is taught by experienced Family and Consumer Sciences Agents, Master Food Volunteers and special guest chefs who help participants learn simple cooking techniques that can be jsed to build on a repertoire of entrees, side dishes and desserts. In addition, the course includes grocery store and farmers market shopping tours to help participants plan, shop and stock a pantry that encourages simple meal preparation. Always on the second Friday of the month at the same time and place above. This complete series is free; however, pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call Pegi Wright, FCS Extension Agent, at (540) 775-3062 or (804) 633-6550. "BINGO" Every Wed. Night at the CB Moose Lodge, 4780 James Monroe Hwy, CB. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Food Available. Under New Management (804) 224-0931 m Nash & Slaw. Funeral Home , Ed Taliaferro, Director  This wilt .be'' ! Sion with:tc King George to,;ation Colonial Beach Location pr0ve liter0rue. Route 301, Just South of Route 205 149 3rd Street " 11720 Main St': 540/775-5522 804/224-7620 Pre-need arrangements available I GllU I00lU I GTa I I I mm I I 00'l'a I , .