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David Forrest Thomas of Front Royal graduated from Radford University at the end of the summer session. Thomas, son of Charlene Thomas, earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. comments

Monday, Oct. 20 • Breakfast - Orange Juice - Applesauce Pancakes & Sausage or Cereal & Toast w/Jelly Milk • Lunch 6-8 - Chicken Nuggets or Hot Dog in Wheat Bun Baked Beans - Veg Cup Applesauce - Juice Choice of Milk • Lunch 9-12 - Chicken Nuggets w/Breadstick or Hot Dog in Wheat Bun Baked Beans - Veg Cup Applesauce - Juice Royal Brownie Choice of Milk • Lunch K-5 - Chicken Nuggets Baked Beans Veg Cup Applesauce or Juice Choice of Milk • Salad Bar 6-8 - Cheese, Shredded Romaine Lettuce - Carrots Cucumbers - Tomatoes Applesauce - Juice Roll - Dressing Choice of Milk • Salad Bar 9-12 - Cheese, Shredded Romaine Lettuce - Carrots Cucumbers - Tomatoes Applesauce - Juice Roll - Dressing Choice of Milk Tuesday, Oct. 21 • Breakfast - Applesauce - Dried Fruit Mix Chicken Patty on English Muffin or Graham Crackers & Yogurt Milk • Lunch 6-8 - Baked Macaroni & Cheese w/Breadstick or Steak-Um on Wheat Bun Green Beans - Veg Cup Pineapple - Pears Choice of Milk • Lunch 9-12 - Baked Macaroni & Cheese w/Breadstick or Steak-Um on Bun Green Beans - Veg Cup Pineapple - Pears Gelatin Choice... comments

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Aneita Bryant was named Rotarian of the Month for the month of September at the Oct. 14 meeting of the Rotary Club of Front Royal. comments


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Tony Fox and April Bray, of Front Royal, announce the birth of their daughter Autumn Rose Fox. She was born at 3:01 p.m. on Sept. 5 at Warren Memorial Hospital. Autumn Rose weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. Her grandparents are Jessie and Erma Granier, of Edinburg, and John and Debbie Bray, of Front Royal. She has one brother, David. Courtesy photo comments


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Students from Chelsea Academy in Front Royal joined the annual Walk for Life fundraiser last month to support the Front Royal Pregnancy Center. The school's team, which included faculty, board members and friends of the school, finished second, raising over $5,700 to help the center pass its $60,000 goal. The pregnancy center is a Christ-centered ministry that provides free services to women in crisis pregnancies. Courtesy photo comments


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The Governor's Summer Residential Program for 10th and 11th graders will include seven summer residential schools and five foreign language academies next summer. comments


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On Oct. 3, 42 students were inducted into the Ressie Jeffries Chapter of the National Elementary Honors Society. comments


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Joan Jason, right, a trustee of Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Millwood Pike, Winchester, recently presented a donation from the church to Leslie Steward, at left, executive director of Community and Law Enforcement against Narcotic, in recognition for the nonprofit group's contributions to the region. The group, also known as CLEAN and located at 129 Youth Development Court in Winchester, focuses on creating a drug-free community. Courtesy photo comments


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Shenandoah County Ruritan clubs are now collecting donations for the 2014 Ruritan Empty Stocking Campaign. comments


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The Woodstock High School Class of 1954 recently met for its 60th reunion. Show here are: Front row from left: Iva Marcellus Wharton, Jean Flagle, Janice Flagle, Barbara Miller Lambert, James Lambert, Beverly Beable Jett, Melvin Racey. Second row, from left: Kirby Ortts, Calvin Swartz, Harold Stultz, Wayne Cook, Fred Mantz, Donald Boyer. Photo courtesy of TC Impressions Photography comments


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Virginia Blood Foundation recently donated $105,000 to the Winchester Medical Center Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase laboratory equipment needed to improve patient care. Shown here, from left, are Kathy Nerangis, secretary/treasurer of the Winchester Medical Center Foundation Board; Connie Briggs, Virginia Blood Foundation program adminstrator; Robert E. Carden, Virginia Blood Foundation president and CEO; Tammy Courtney, Laboratory & Respiratory Services corporate director; and Laboratory & Respiratory Services Medical Director Dr. Robert Dillingham. Courtesy photo comments


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Warren County Sheriff Daniel McEathron announced this week that deputies will have extra patrols out this weekend and next to enforce under age drinking, impaired driving and driving while under the influence laws. comments


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Members of the Front Royal Independent Business Alliance and Taste of the Town 2014 event sponsors recently presented a check for $2,000 to the Front Royal/Warren County CCAP to George Rutter, President and Larry Elliott of Front Royal/Warren County Congregational-Community Action Project. Shown here are, from left, George McIntyre, of the Apple House and Apple House Deli; George Rutter, CCAP president; Larry Elliott; Mike McCool, of National Media Services; Craig Laird, of Royal Oak Computers; Mike Gochenour of the Northern Virginia Daily; Katrina Mead, of City National Bank. Courtesy photo comments


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Rotary Club of Linden President George Karnes presents a check for $500 to Phoenix Project Director Tammy Sharpe. The Phoenix Project is a United Way effort to reestablish services to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. The club, which has 38 active members, meets at 7 a.m. each Wednesday at Mom's Country Kitchen in Front Royal. Courtesy photo comments


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Students at Sacred Heart Academy in Winchester worked on an assembly line recently, making bologna and cheese sandwiches for the Congregational Community Action Project. comments


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American Heritage Girls Troop VA 1212 of Front Royal collected nonperishable food items and delivered 150 pounds of food to the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in observance of National Day of Service on Sept. 20. The troop, chartered by Chelsea Academy, is a faith-based program for girls ages 5-18, according to a news release. Forty-five troop members also decorated shoeboxes and filled them with personal care items for those in need. "It's a great way to kick start each new year, and we are thrilled to serve the needs of our community," stated Paige Wadleigh, local troop coordinator. "The girls bring a joyful energy and a genuine desire to help others in every service project." Last year the troop spent National Day of Service organizing baby clothes at the Front Royal Pregnancy Center.... comments


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The Warren Coalition is this year's recipient of the annual community grant awarded by the Rotary Club of Front Royal. comments


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Wednesday, Oct. 1 • Breakfast - Orange Juice - Pears Skillet Egg Frittata w/Biscuit or Cereal Bar & Yogurt Milk • Lunch 6-8 - Hamburger on Wheat Bun or Chicken Patty on Wheat Bun Oven Fries Peas Diced Pears - Apple Wedges Choice of Milk • Lunch 9-12 - Hamburger on Wheat Bun or Chicken Patty on Wheat Bun Sweet Potato Fries - Peas Diced Pears - Apple Wedges Gelatin Choice of Milk • Lunch K-5 - Hamburger on Wheat Bun w/Lettuce/Tomato Peas Diced Pears or Apple Wedges Choice of Milk • Salad Bar 6-8 - Tuna Salad Romaine Lettuce - Carrots Cucumbers - Tomatoes Apple Wedges - Pears Roll - Dressing Choice of Milk • Salad Bar 9-12 - Tuna Salad Romaine Lettuce - Carrots Cucumbers - Tomatoes Apple Wedges - Pears Roll - Dressing Choice of Milk Thursday, Oct. 2 • Breakfast - Banana - Raisins Honey Bun & Yogurt or Cereal & Toast w/Jelly Milk • Lunch 6-8 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce & Breadstick or Pork Rib Pattie on Wheat Bun Green Beans - Veg Cup Applesauce - Juice Choice of Milk • Lunch 9-12 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce/Roll or Pork Rib Pattie on Wheat Bun Green... comments


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WINCHESTER -- Outstanding fundraising volunteers from the non-profit community will once again be recognized on National Philanthropy Day, to be celebrated at a special luncheon on Nov. 14 at Millwood Station. comments


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The following is the Strasburg Museum docent schedule for Sept. 28-Oct. 4: comments


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Last Sunday's 3rd STOMP! Out Epilepsy and SUDEP Awareness Walk/Run was a success, according to organizer Steven Shafran. The local walk remembers 16-year-old Chelsea Hutchinson of Littleton, Colorado, who died in 2009 from a seizure while asleep. comments


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A contest sponsored by Safford Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge of Winchester that is now underway will benefit one area high school. comments


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Warren County recognized staff members at its annual employee picnic on Sept. 17, according to a news release. comments


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Attending Strasburg's recent celebration of its streetscape project are, from left, Chamber Director Peggy Hodgson; Councilman Scott Terndrup; William R. Bowmaster Jr., general manager, Lantz Construction; Councilman Seth Newman; Eddie Gatrell, project manager, Lantz Construction; Town Manager Judson Rex; Hometown Past President Carla Wallen; Councilman John "Red" Hall; Hometown President Kate Sowers; Councilman Bob Baker; Councilman Donald Le Vine; Mayor Tim Taylor, Councilman and Chamber President Rich Orndorff Jr.; Vice Mayor Rick Redmon and Cooper; Kevin Conner of Gay & Neel Inc. project designers; and Angie Herman, Strasburg executive director. Courtesy photo by Laura Cales, Phoenix Photography comments


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The Clarke County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and VFW Post 9760 Women's Auxiliary will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. comments


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The Shenandoah Education Foundation recently awarded a check for $2,500 to Jaclyn Roller Ryan, Shenandoah County's teacher of the year, at the recent school division convocation. Ryan, left, accepted the check from foundation member Karen Whetzel, right. Ryan is an agriscience teacher at Signal Knob Elementary School and recently was named Region 4 teacher of the year. She is now in the running for Virginia teacher of the year. Courtesy photo by Betsy Bushong comments


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The Shenandoah Community Foundation is accepting letters of intent from nonprofit organizations serving Shenandoah County that are seeking funding in 2015. comments


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Strasburg Mayor Timothy Taylor, center, cuts a ribbon during a ceremony officially opening the town's streetscape project on Friday. Shown with Taylor are Strasburg Chamber of Commerce President Rich Orndorff, right, and, from left, Hometown Strasburg President Kate Sowers, town Councilmen Robert Baker and Donald Le Vine. Courtesy photo by Laura Cales, Phoenix Photography comments


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The following is the volunteer schedule for the week of Sept. 14-20 for the Strasburg Museum: Sept. 14: a.m. - The Zarrella's, p.m. - Leon & Diane Smith Sept. 15: a.m. - Jackie Richard, p.m. - Jeanette Dovel Sept. 16: a.m. - Trina Bailey, p.m. - Marie Spence Sept. 17: a.m. - Betty Sue Howard & Gloria Church, p.m. - Sue Foster Sept. 18: a.m. - Bob & Ida Smith, p.m. - Dick Smoot & Jack Grubb Sept. 19: a.m. - Sherry Anderson, p.m. - Pat Kelley Sept. 20: a.m. - Jo Bickle, p.m. - Ellsworth & Rubye Stickley... comments


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Tony and Jessica Ryan, of Strasburg, recently announced the birth of their daughter, Maggie Mae Ryan. Maggie was born on Aug. 23 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Vicky Ritenour and John Miller, and great-grandfather Raymond Ritenour, Jr. all of Strasburg.... comments


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Meaghan Crisman, daughter of Peter P. Crisman and Maureen M. Crisman of Edinburg, graduated on May 25 from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Crisman, a Central High School graduate, majored in geology at Amherst.... comments


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Brittany Jett and Aaron Sigler, both of Woodstock, were married April 26 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock. comments


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The following is the volunteer schedule for the Strasburg Museum: Aug. 24: Holly Delauder Aug. 25: Jackie Richard; Jeanette Doval Aug. 26: Judy Cosby; Marie Spence and Lucy Artz Aug. 27: Phil Loving and Sally Fravel; Judy Grubbs and Barbara Stickley Aug. 28: Joan Farrell and Mike Karrigan; Gloria Stickley Aug. 29: Bill and Arna Zulauf; Margaret Ireson Aug. 30: Margo Hammock; Lynn Clouser Sept. 1: Jackie Richard Sept. 2: Ibby Stratton Sept. 3: Carol Haycock; Sue Foster Sept. 4: Betty Sue Howard and Gloria Church Sept. 5: Linda Williams; Marie Spence Sept. 8: Jackie Richard; Amanda Leonard Sept. 9: Judy Cosby; Doris Baker and Winnie Callihan Sept. 10: Phil Lovings and Sally Fravel... comments


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The following incidents were reported by the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office on its website, shencosheriff.com comments


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The Edinburg High School Class of 1957 recently took the Northern Virginia Daily to their class reunion, which was held at St. Mary's Lutheran Church on July 19. The church served a meal during the reunion. Front row, from left, are Earle Didawick, Betty Estep, Janice Miller Heishman, Ann Hite Fleming, Katrena Funkhouser Swartz, Donnie Spiggle and Helen Lam Ward. Second row, from left, are Caroline Mantz Juliano, Maisel Cecil Lamma, Nancy Steed Estep, Annabel Walter, Barbara Atchison Forsyth. Third row, from left, are Betty Ward Cooper, Mike Holalr, Evelyn Miller Poland and Peggy Bowers Cook. Not pictured is Sallie Massie Raynor. comments


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"A Taste of Poetry" returns to the Shenandoah Arts Council gallery at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16. The event will feature readings by poets Stephen Malin of Westminster, Md., and Steve Scafidi of Summit Point, W.Va. The event is co-sponsored by the Arts Council and The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, a locally published and nationally recognized literary magazine edited by Kristin Zimet of Winchester and Arts Council board member Robert Lesman of Millwood. The annual series was first held in 2010. The event will treat attendees to snacks in a pre-reading reception starting at 7 p.m. Beer, wine and soft drinks also will be served. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. Malin is a contributor of poems to Sow's Ear Poetry Review as well as journals around the country, such as Antioch Review and Sewanee Review. He is professor emeritus at the University of Memphis, where he founded and directed the school's playwriting program. Scafidi is the author of four collections of poetry and his poems have appeared in journals such as Southern Review, American Poetry Review and Prairie Schooner. He has a Bachelors of Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State... comments


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The Cedarville Ruritan Club recently presented scholarships to Valerie Hutzell of Warren County High School and Rachel Costello of Skyline High School. comments


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Colonel and Mrs. Gerald Patrick Coleman of Madison, Mississippi, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Marie Coleman, to Patrick Braden Miller of Starkville, Mississippi, son of Deacon and Mrs. Gregory Eugene Miller, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. comments


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Matthew Lee and Meribeth Anne Keesecker of Chicago are excited to announce the birth of their first daughter, Hannah Lee Keesecker, at 3:05 a.m. on May 7 at Northwestern Memorial Prentice Women's Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her great-grandmother is Mrs. Roscoe Keesecker (Faustena) of Martinsburg, West Virginia. comments


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Amanda Kane and David Kane Jr. of Chester Gap have announced the birth of their son Bradley James Kane, on May 8, 2014. He weighed 3 lbs 7 oz and was 16 1/4 inches long. He was born at Winchester Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Stephanie Crawford of Chester Gap and Janet and Bryan Crawford of Stephens City. Paternal grandparents are Jamie Bradds of Baltimore, Maryland, and Colleen and David Kane Sr. of Kearneysville, West Virginia.... comments


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Ashleigh Rochelle Click and Skyler Matthew Fletcher, along with their families, are happy to announce their engagement. comments


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Brian and Sheila Kibler of Strasburg have announced the birth of their second son, Jack William Kibler. comments










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