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4 Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 THE JOURNAL Licenses: Letters concern farmers From page I farms." "It is really simple," County Attor- ney Richard Stuart told the supervi- sors. "If you grow it on your land, you can sell it and you do not have to have a business license." The supervisors directed the coun- ty attorney to have a conversation with the commissioner of revenue to clear up any misunderstandings. The supervisors also directed Gawen to refund any money that had been for business licenses by farming operations. "If they paid money, they should get it back, said Roberson. "There are a lot of ways of looking at it," said Board Chairman Darryl " " i ' Fisher. It s kind of a way of leveling the playing field. Some people want to have a business until they have to pay a tax and then they don't want to be a business." "The problem was the commis- sioner of revenue's interpretation of what the business license was," said Roberson. "Before you pass a law and start implementing it," said Supervisor Woody Hynson, "you have to be crystal clear about who it does in- clude and who it does not include." Photo by Richard Leggitt At last week's Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisors Larry Roberson, left, and Russ Culver expressed their concerns about reports that county business license invoices have been sent to farmers, who are exempt. Loquacious Lorene "OOPS" Last week I wrote about Tides Inn and their gourmet cooking. Well it read Hi Tides instead and that was a mistake. Tides Inn has the gourmet food; they have live music on Friday and Saturday nights 5pm to 8pm and trivia Thursday nights. Check out Tides Inn, it's a fun place to meet people. LORENE RICH Catlin the owner takes the time to chat as she serves her wonderful, food and drinks. Halloween is right around the corner and the Legion is open to the public for their Halloween party. Reno Hill is the band and be sure to dress in your best spooky costume as the winners get for 1st place $100, 2nd place is $50 and third is up your golf cart for Halloween as they will be $25. See youthere. Oct. 29 judged for prizes. Registration at 4 p.m. and I was driving down 205 and happened to see the parade start at 5. Children and pets will be a sign that read Hen Pecked Farm. Was I ever judged for their costumes at 2 p.m. If you don't surprised when I drove in and found what they know what a cow patty bingo is then you must sell. Fresh produce from local farmers only, sea- come and see how it works. There will be pony sonal plants and right now they have pumpkins rides, arts and craft, hay rides and make your own for Halloween, fresh eggs, home ddcor and baked scarecrow. Fun filled day! goods. I had a taste of pumpkin cheesecake and If you drive thru King George via route 3, be bread pudding and was that ever so good. Come sure to look over at the King George Citizens Thanksgiving they will have homemade pies. This Center at the giant spider that Susan Horman is a place that you need to check out. They are decorated for Halloween. Great job. located at 19095 Ridge Road. Riverboat is having the Devers Female Imper- Oct. 29 is a busy day for Halloween parties sonators back on Oct. 22. This is a must show to .Eagles is having a costume party, from 8 p.m. to see. midnight with prizes for the most original cos- Very funny, entertaining and lots of laughs. tumes. The band is Kristen Alien. Always a good Dinner is at 5 p.m. show is at 8. If you have not time. seen one of these shows, you are missing a good Also on Oct. 29 is the third annual Fall Fes- time. tival sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Will see you next week. Need something to re- on town hill. There is a golf cart parade. Dress port? E-mail me at State of the schools " " address to The Westmoreland County Public Schools state of the schools address will be 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Washington & Lee High School. Members of the community, parents, students, and businesses are invited to come and share the great things that have been happening in Westmoreland County Public Schools, according to a WCPS news release. Superintendent Mi- chael Perry and his staff will offer an evening of educational highlights of the school system. Among the top- ics will be the new high school plans, the WCPS initiatives, and the 2016- 2017 WCPSfocus. After Perry's message, members of the administrative staff, community and instructors will be available to meet with the public. Several display tables will feature the award-win- ning Problem Solvers of Cople El- ementary, the HEROES program at Washington District Elementary, the GEAR UP program at Washington & Lee High School and others. Corn- Pe?ry munity partners George Washington Birthplace National Monument and NSWC Federal Credit Union will also have information available, ac- cording to the release. Call 804-493-8018. FIRST FEMALE COMMANDER HITS THE GROUND RUNNING American Legion Post 148 in Colo- nial Beach elected its first female Com- mander, Margaret "Trudy" Stiles. Tru- dy as she likes to be called, is a United States Army veteran. Her love of the American Legion, her community, state and nation made her an excellent candidate for election. Almost immediately Commander Stiles hit the ground running as she had a formal installation of her new of- ricers, orchestrated a float for the River Fest Parade honoring our POW/MIAs, and veterans visiting Cafd 148 during the 50s. Soon thereafter she performed a dedication of a new flagpole, per- formed a solemn flag disposal ceremo- ny for old and tattered flags collected from the community, rejuvenated the POW/MIA Empty Chair ceremony at the post home, and had the sad duty of performing an American Legion Ser- vice for a departed comrade. Her end- less energy, willingness to go above and beyond and love of Post 148 and all its members has gained the respect of her fellow comrades. Her dedication to the American Legion has also gained her recognition on the District and State levels. Commander Stiles has definitely Allison Hayden President of the La- dies auxiliary, left, and Trudy Stiles'. made a difference leading members to get more involved with American Le- gion Programs and activities within the post home. One member was quoted as say- ing, "This is going to be one of the best years we ever had:' On Oct. 20, Com- mander Trudy will be attending and representing her beloved Post at the annual Department of Virginia Fall Conference in Williamsburg. Surely, she will be bringing back some valu- able information to pass on to all of the members. If you are a veteran and want to continue service to your community, state and nation, please stop by the post and pick up a membership application. The address is 27 Colonial Ave.,, Colo- nial Beach. call Bonnle at 10- 776.-2024 Acupuncture Surgery Dentistry In House Laboratory Digital X-Ray Chemotherapy Grooming Boarding Reproductive Services 7955 King's With Drs. Samantha Judge and Megan Hodorowicz 540-775-6800 Highway (in the First Lady's Shopping Center) Family Nurse Practitioner Rebekah King (804) Colonial Beach to our Your patient records are accessible at each location Serving Dr Roosevelt Dean patients Accepting Most Insurances Election Local Nov. l is the deadline to request an u absentee ballot by mail and Nov. 5 is the deadline to request absentee bal- offices lots in person. From page l In addition to the presidential candidates for the Democratic Party, Dellar, Bill Flammer Jr., Dallas Hillary Clinton; the Republican Par- Leamon andPhillip Rogers. ty, Donald Trump; the Libertarian There is also a race for Colonial Parry, Gary Johnson; the Green Par- Beach mayor. The incumbent, Mike ty, Jill Stein; and independent Evan Ham, is not seeking re-election, and McMullin, voters will be able to cast two current council members, Ed- their ballots for Congress on Nov. 8. die Blunt and Wayne DiRosario, are Incumbent Rob Wittman, a Re- running f or mayor, publican, is seeking re-election to A forum for the mayor's race was the first district congressional seat. scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Also on the ballot are Democrat Colonial Beach Town Center. A fo- Matt Rowe and independent Gail rum for the council candidates was Parker. held Tuesday. The forums were be- There also will be two amend- ing sponsored by the Colonial Beach ments to the Virginia Constitution Foundation and the Colonial Beach on the ballot. Question 1 is whether Chamber of Commerce. Virginia's Right to Work law should In Montross, four incumbent be included in the state constitution. town council members are seeking Doing so would make it very difficult re-election and were unopposed, for future legislators or governors to They are Jesse Ault, Terry Cosgrove, repeal the law. Question 2 would ]oey King and Larry Wheaton. King provide a tax exemption to the sur- serves as Montross' mayor, viving spouses of law enforcement Oct. 17 was the deadline for voters and rescue and emergency services to register or update their address, personnel killed in the line of duty. Award: Matthew equipment to ensure everything within their power could be done," said their supervisor Jill Tight. aftermath "Although they are not on public From page I view," said Tighe, "they are on the front lines. This job is not pretty, the night shift at the facility, de- but they take it seriously." cided on their own to continue "Because they work behind the working through the storm, scenes people don't recognize "They stayed overnight and what they do," said Mayor Mile manned the plant pumps and Ham in presenting the certificates. Call Lori at for all your personal and business printing needs COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD :0en House Events 0 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Learn more about RACSB programs and services. 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