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2 Wednesday, Nov. 16, 20i6 THE JOURNAL www.journalpress.Com Election: Blunt new mayor 4 attain highest rank From page I From page I Blunt, the owner of the Bay Side Marina, is a former Arlington fire- fighter who was one of the heroic first responders at the Pentagon on 9/11. tte campaigned on a platform of pre- serving Colonial Beach's indepen- dent school system, reducing taxes and promoting economic growth. Quarter several times. While these four scouts were competitive, they also supported and urged each other forward. Each has their own special talent, but together they inspire, mo- tivate, and rally themselves into an awesome team. To earn the rank of Eagle, each constructing steps for safer running Filkoski. Travis Gibson is a senior at 191, and if you are considering a Scout must complete a service proj- conditions; Travis Gibson rebuilt the Fork Union Military Academy. He Troop for your youth, they can attest ect requiring the Scout to plan, or- deck and handicap ramp at Provi- is son of Carol Ann Gibson of Mon- that Troop 191 is an awesome choice! ganize and receive approval of the dence/Montross United Methodist tross. Alec Westall is a freshman at It is rare to find so many active par- project after completion. All chose Church. All the projects will benefit VMI. He is the son of Annette and ents involved in a Troop but 191 is different but similar Eagle Projects; the community for years to come. Mark Westall of Colonial Beach. an exception. The Scoutmaster. Jake Daiger built historically ap- The futureisbrightfortheseyoung The combined Eagle CeremonyAssistant Scoutmasters and Scout propriate fences to James Monroe's men. Jacob Daiger is a sophomore at for the four Scouts will be held on leaders are all actively involved. The Birthplace on Rt. 205; Will Filkoski University ofWest Virginia. He is the November 19th, 2017 at Providence positive growth and achievements erected foot bridges along the Wash- son of Ruth and Gary Daiger, Rollins UMC Annex, 5434 Stratford Hall you will see in your Scout will be in- ington and Lee cross country track; Fork. Will Filkoski is a freshman at Road, Montross. spiring. Contact: Scoutmaster Steve Alec Westall improved the steep hills University of Mary Washington. These four Scouts have benefited Reedal at of same W&L cross country track by He is the son of Shelagh and Butch from their association with Troop In Voting in Montross on election day, four incumbent town coUncil- men were re-elected, including May- or Joey King and Vice-Mayor Terry Cosgrove. Cosgrove led the balloting with 113 votes, King followed with 112, councilman Larry Wheaton re- ceived 98 votes and councilman Jesse Ault received 88 votes. In voting for the Colonial Beach town council, three new members were elected oflt of six candidates seeking office. Dallas Leamon led the balloting with 645 votes, followed by Steve Cirbee with 622 and Frank Al- ger III, with 583. Leamon is a former Colonial Beach police officer, Cirbee is a well-known businessman and builder and Alger is an employee of the Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center. All three are long-time Colonial Beach residents. Two incumbent members of the Colonial Beach School Board were re-elected. Scott Foster, a former head coach of the Colonial Beach Drift- ers football team, and Tim Trivett, the current school board chairman, received 1,632 votes and 1,592 votes respectively. Clockwise from top left, Builder Steve Cirbee was elected to the Colonial Beach Town Council in last week's balloting. Businessman Eddie Blunt, who was one of the 9/11 first responders at the Penta- gon, was elected Colonial Beach mayor last week. Frank Alger was also elected to the Colonial Beach Council. Re-elected to the Colonial Beach School Board last week were Tim Trivett, left, and Scott Foster. Elected to the Montross Town Council were Mayor Joey King, Vice Mayor Terry Cosgrove, Larry Whoa- ton and Jesse Ault. Not pictured is Colonial Beach Councilman Dallas Leamon. Gallery: Exhibit begins From page I seascapes, flowers, still life and served and the exhibit is open to the public free of charge. Also on site at the gallery this week, located at 100 Taylor St., will bethe Tarver Harris Design Studio . [,~[ ,: featuring silk scarves and interest- ing art. Additionally, JarrettThor :~:~ i., portraits among other subjects, will have works by its permanent ~' ..... ' : [ BE, P,.T OF ' Jail: DiRosario The JarretThor Gallery will host an artists and decorative minerals, , , g:~ ' opening meet the artists reception unique jewelry, wooden bowls and . | SOMETHING GREATER I miss..s polling) Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of other holiday gift ideas. Hours are .... From page I Colonial Beach's Second Friday Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 Art Walk. Refreshments will :be p.m. by 467 votes while sitting in his jail celt in Warsaw. Supporters of the 63-year-old mayoral candidate were outraged that DiRosario was arrested the Fri- day before the election on charges stemming from an Aug. 24 incident. Colonial Beach council candidate Bill Flammer, who spent most of election day unsuccessfully trying to get his friend out of jail on bond, questioned the timing of DiRosario's arrest. "It happened at 'such an inoppor- tune time" Flammer said. "It is very suspicious to me" Flammer, coun- cil member Wanda Goforth, former council member Linda Brubaker and citizen Walter Kerns were among a group of supporters who were in Westmoreland General District Court on election day for DiRosario's arraignment. A shaken and shackled DiRosa- rio was brought into the courtroom to appear before Judge John Martin. DiRosario entered a plea of not guilty on the charges and a trial date of Jan. 6 was set for trial. Judge Martin ini- tially granted DiRosario's release on $10,000 bond, but on appeal from Westmoreland Commonwealth's Attorney Julia Sichol withdrew the bond and set a new bond hearing for this week. A multi-jurisdictional grand jury indicted DiRosario two weeks ago in connection with an Aug. 24 incident at his home in which a 28-year-old Colonial Beach man who had been emade Mashed Potatoes HOII~ "n ~ans ,Sin g ce Homemade G.rovY , ,,oils C anbem/Sou ~n * yams . t Dessertsi!!! Homemade .Stu o. -,oet potato Pies & othe umpVan, o.,-, Apple, P ....... -0. vthe ~][!.~3 ~! I will be served Xhanksglvlng DaY Buffet wll| be sewed flora "fhe ..... m. on .ihanksglv!ng.Day' i 12 p.m. unnt u v' -.--*t,,n toaOyl ~ I i i - - Call to~ your, rosew .... 804-224-7117 *3900 MeKinney Blvd., Colonial Beach, VA 22443 www'wilkersnsseafdrestaurant'cm iving with DiRosario was.en i i I allegedly by DiRosario. 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