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/o ELECTION RESULTS FOR PRESIDENT, CONGRESS AND LOCAL RACES PAGE 9 SOURCE SO. KOREA DEFENSE OFFICIAL VISITS DAHLGREN BASE PAGE 10 NEWS POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS FROM AROUND THE REGION PAGE8 VOLUME 40, NUMBER 46 HELPING YOU RELATE TO YOUR COMMUNITY IXED ADG 2O7 0O0009 0000ffl "=,MALL TO~ pjU:~RS W COTA ST HELTON WA g8584-2263 l ,.lltmhUt ,ml .tt,U-tR .ttlU 1'"'bl WEDNESDAYI NOVEMBER 16, 2016 50 CeNTs lard Leggitt HONORING VETERANS Above, Crowds lined the street Saturday to view the VFW's Veterans Day activities in Colonial Beach. At right, Former Air Force chaplain, Rev. Ric~hard Headley, was the keynote speaker Friday at the VFW's Veterans Day celebration in Colonial Beach. Blunt wins Colonial Mayoral candidate Beach mayor's race; DiRosario remained Montross councilmen in jail throughout re-elected election RICHARD LEGGITT RICHARD LEGGITT Eddie Blunt, a Colonial BeachWayne DiRosario, wearing a faded councilman and local marina owner, blue Northern Neck Regiona! Jail was overwhelming elected the Po- jumpsuit, remained in jail this week tomac River town's mayor in the Nov. charged with malicious wounding 8 balloting. Blunt won 64 percent of and the use of a firearm in the corn- the vote, defeating fellow councilman mission of a felony. DiRosario lost Wayne DiRosario with 973 votes to the Colonial Beach mayor's race Nov. DiRosario's 505. 8 to fellow councilman Eddie Blunt See ELECTION, page 2 See JAIL, page 2 Image courtesy Bonaire Beach by B. Brennan is one of the works on display. Colonial Beach's Jarret Thor Gallery to present Small Works Exhibit RICHARD LEGGITT Beginning this weekend, Colonial Beach's JarretThor Gallery will pres- ent the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society's "Small Works" Show. The show will run this month and through Dec. 18. The Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society or MAPS is a regional not-for-profit organization of 65 members formed to promote pastels as a fine arts me- dium and to give members training at all levels and exposition opportu- nities. At their Colonial Beach show, there will be over 50 small (under 16 inch) works portraying land and See GALLERY, page 2 Photo by Steve Collins FOOD HISTORY COMES ALIVE Dr. Kelley Deetz lectures on the history of enslaved African-American cooks at Stratford Hall last week. Deetz, who has written a book:"When Her Thousand Chimneys Smoked: Virginia's Enslaved Cooks and Their Kitchens" offered a wide ranging discussion about the lives of the cooks who were enslaved in the kitchens of Virginia's plantations. earn Jacob Daiger, Will Filkoski, Travis Gibson and Alec Westfall of Westmoreland County, members of Troop 191 in King George, have all earned the Boy Scouts of America Eagle rank. ~ ". Jacob Daiger, Will Filkoski, Travis Troop 191 from Senior Patrol Leader Gibson and Alec Westall, all mem- to Quarter Master to Chaplin. Each bers of Troop 191, King George; have Scout earned the 50 miler patch for earned the Boy Scout of America both Canoeing and Hiking, as well Eagle Rank. as the prestigious Triple Crown In 2004 the four Westmoreland Award for attending all three of the youths began their scouting career Boy Scouts of America High Adven- in the first grade with Pack 255 in ture Camps: Philmont where they Montross as Tiger Cubs. Together backpacked for 10 days through the they played and worked through, Rocky Mountains of New Mexico; numerous beads, pins, and belt Northern Tier which encompassed loops culminating with the Arrow of 10 straight days of canoeing and Light in 2009 and crossing over into camping in the Boundary Waters of Boy Scouts. All the scouts chose to Minnesota; and SeaBase in the Keys join Troop 191 in King George, for of Florida comprising of various wa- not only logistic reasons, but also ter based activities such as sailing, because of the copious amount of kayaking, and snorkeling. activities in which the troop partici- Additionally their patrol, aptly pates, including yearly high adven- named "Duct Tape" (Motto - We can ture camps. The support the troop fixanything!),earnedthePatrolofthe receives from the Ruritan Club, as well as the numerous adult members, is outstanding. See EAGLES, page 2 Combined, these four scouts have / LIII!!!IIll[II[!I!I!!IIII 1 earned a total of 124 merit badges, logged 253 service hours, and spent 309 nights camping. They have held almost every leadership position in 6 2