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GERRYMANDERING IS UNFAIR THOUGH, SADLY, LEGAL IN VA PAGE 10 DRIFTERS CRUSH LANCASTER 47-12 PAGE 5.8 POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS FROM AROUND THE REGION PAGE 2 e MtXF.OA 207 00000e 00000 SMALL TOWN PAPERS 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 , dldlU,h,l.llhih,hdhhlhd.d-,hllhllidlhh""d VOLUME~MBF.R44 .,,~ .................... HELPING YOU RELATE TO YOUR COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016 50 CENTS Colonial Beach see Page 4. Photo b High School Drifters fans react to the action during the Drifters' 47-12 d rubbing of Lancaster Friday. For story and mere photos, Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Two CBVRS members will serve Squad earned several individual and VAVRS 10th District in the following group awards at the annual conven- capacities: tion of the Virginia Association of Makayla McMahan was re-elected Volunteer Rescue Squads, held Sep- to serve as the Junior Association tember 20 to 24 in Virginia Beach. Chaplain. According to a CBVRS news re- Wesley Melson was re-elected to lease, recognitions to the whole serve as the 10th District Vice Presi- squad included Website of the Year - dent. second place; and Emergency Vehicle "Our organization serves commu- Operator Competition- third place nities located throughout the broad In addition, Wesley Melson, Res- geographic area of Colonial Beach cue Chief of CBVRS, was honored and Westmoreland County, and we with the District Vice President couldn't do it without the dedication Award. The award was based on the and commitment of our members, district's achievements in participa- tion, growth and special events. See CBVRS, page 8 CB mayor, council President. Independent - Evan McMullin, seats also coJ~tested President & Nathan Johnson, Vice President. PHYLLIS COOK HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Virginia's 1st Congressional Dis- There are only two federal races trict seat is also up for grabs, with on the ballot for next week's elec- two opponents challenging incum- tion, along with two proposed state bent Rob Wittman. constitutional amendments. Here's how they're listed on ihe Here'sa recap of what's on the bal- ballot. lot in King George in ballot order. M.D. "Matt" Rowe - Democratic PRESIDENT Party Democratic Party - Hillary Clin- Robert J. "Rob" Wittman - Repub- ton, President & Tim Kaine, Vice lican Party President. Glenda Gall Parker - Indepen- Republican Party - Donald J. dent Trump, President & Michael R. M.D. "Matt" Rowe - Rowe is a Pence, Vice President. member of the Bowling Green Town Libertarian Party - Gary Johnson, Council. A graduate of Hampden- President & Bill Weld, Vice Presi- Sydney College, Rowe earned a dent. post-baccalaureate certificate in Green Party Electors - Jill Stein, President & Ajamu Baraka, Vice See BALLOT, page8 Hall honor Va's enslaved cooks 'Highly skilled, Jon Bachman, Stratford Hall's pub- lic events manager. "Enslaved cooks trained and were highly skilled, trained and pro- fessional, creating meals that made pr ss~onal Virginia known for her cuisine and hospitality." RICHARD LEGGITT Bachman said Dr. Deetz, who has written a book: "When Her Thou- sand Chimneys Smoked: Virginia's Historic Stratford Hall, the West- Enslaved Cooks and Their Kitchens" moreland County plantation that will offer a wide ranging discussion was home to the Lee family of Vir- about the lives of the cooks Who were ginia, has scheduled a lecture to enslaved in the kitchens of Virginia's highlight the challenges and the plantations. lives of the enslaved cooks who cre- Bachman said Deetz's lecture, la- ated meals for the plantation families who enslaved them. beled Cooking for the Big House, Dr. Kelley Deetz, an authority will include a tour of Stratford Hall's on 19th century African-American historic kitchen, an outbuilding built culture, will conduct the lecture in the 1700s. "This lecture seeks to on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. In uncover the hidden voices of the Stratford's DuPont Library. Deetz is men and women who cooked for graduate of the College of William & their enslavers," said Bachman. Mary where she majored in African- q~ie cost'of the lecture is $25. For American studies, more information or to register to "We are very pleased to be able attend the lecture, contact Jon Bach- to bring Dr. Deetz to Stratford to man at 894-493-1972 or email him at speak on this important topic," said RICHARD LEGGITT The Rev. Alan Hooker and the congregation of St. James Episcopal Church in Montross welcomed for- mer parishioners Sunday to a packed homecoming service that was celebrat- ed with music, prayer an3 a btiffet. "The last homecoming was in 1989 to celebrate the church's 100th anniver- sary," said Hooker, the St. James rector. "This is an emotional and very special time." Episcopal Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Ted Gulick, was among those attending the service and celebration. Also attending were a number of former rectors, in- cluding the Rev. Timothy Steeves and the Rev. Peter Worthington. Also in attendance was the Rev. Chris Agnew. Julie Crews of Richmond, who at- tended St. James when she was living in Montross 12 years ago, said when she first attended the church a woman practically jumped over the pews to greet her. See HOMECOMING, page 8 Leggitt Attending the homecoming celebration at St. James Episcopal Church in Montross Sunday were, from left to right, the Rev. Chris Agnew, the Rt. Rev. Ted Gulick, the Rev.Timothy Steeves, the Rev. Alan Hooker -- the St. James rector -- and the Rev. Peter Worrhington In n; Image courtesy DMV A King George gospel group has been nominated in four categories for the Rhythm of Gospel Awards to be held in Jacksonville, FL this summer. Shown on the cover of their new album"Hold on"are, from left to right, Sydney Bell, Lavita Cobb, Ralph Johnson, Talithea Pierce and Latoya Logan. C Beach resident is key member RICHARD LEGGITT A popular King George gospel group, the Voices of the DMV, has been nominated in four catego- ries and will appear at the national Rhythm of Gospel Awards in Jack- sonville, Fla., this summer. The group, led by songwriter and minister Ralph Johnson, a Colonial Beach resident and graduate of King George High School, will perform at the Rhythm of Gospel Awards June 21 to 25 in Jacksonville. The group has been nominated for the top per- formance by a group, best gospel group, traditional song of the year and traditional artist of the year. Joining with Johnson to lead the group to success are four talent- ed King George women: Talithea Pierce, an elementary school teach- er; Latoya Logan, a social worker; See GOSPEL, page 8 Now you can follow local breaking news daily on our website at