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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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Nancy Thompson, a retired home economist with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, presented a program on "Feedsacks and Chicken Linens" at the New Market Area Library on Sept. 13. 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 New Market Area Library celebrated its summer reading program with 150 children, teens and parents in attendance. Over 100 children and 30 middle and high school students signed up to read over the summer. The celebration included prizes, an ice cream party and petting zoo. It was announced that the children in the reading program had collected over 75 different items for the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter over the summer. Courtesy photo by Jeff Fleisher comments


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Three Shenandoah County members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees attended the 33rd national convention in Orlando, Florida, Aug. 24-28. comments


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The Shenandoah County Retired Teachers Association held its annual back to school breakfast on Sept. 2 at Emanuel Lutheran Church​. comments


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Mothers Against Drunk Driving has recognized 22 area law enforcement officers for their efforts in enforcement, education and special training in regard to alcohol and drug impaired driving and the increased drug use problem in the region. comments


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Gabrielle Kaiser, 13, a ninth-grader at Mountain View Christian Academy in Winchester, will attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14-16. comments


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William Long, 16, the son of Bill and Sandy Long, and Evan Kelly, 17, the son of Patrick and Jennifer Kelly, both from Front Royal, have been selected to join Randolph-Macon Academy's High Flight program. The program is designed for students who aim to attend a United States service academy and become a military officer. Shown here are, from left, Randolph-Macon Academy Commandant Col. Gary Sadler, USAF retired, Kelly, Long, and Randolph-Macon Academy Upper School Academic Dean Jonathan Ezell. Courtesy photo comments


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Sarah and Roland Bagnell, of Strasburg, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 22 at a reception given by their son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Denise Bagnell, of Clearbrook, and son-in-law and daughter John and Debora Nixon, of Salem, Virginia. 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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Kiwanis Club of Strasburg President Bruce Berger, from left, and Kiwanis members Doug Butler and Jack Google pack a week's supply of diapers for newborns to ages 36 months at the A Small Hand organization, which is a specialist infant pantry at 210 Center St., Edinburg. Berger, manager of Thomas Family, was recently re-elected club president. Courtesy photo comments


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Five new Falcon Foundation scholars were recognized during an Aug. 27 ceremony after they spent more than a week training with cadet leaders at the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Randolph-Macon Academy, according to a news release from the school. comments


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Anthony Boyd, of Front Royal, is $100,000 richer after winning the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Jewel 7's Scratcher game. Boyd recently purchased the winning Amethyst Purple ticket at the 7-Eleven on South King Street in Leesburg, according to a news release from the Virginia Lottery. Boyd, who works the asphalt/paving business, said he may buy a new truck with his winnings. Courtesy photo by Virginia Lottery comments


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Ashton Funkhouser, of Edinburg, and Jeff Anway, of Roanoke, were married Aug. 2 at Wakeman's Grove Church of the Brethern in Edinburg. 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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Avtex Retiree's Club President Kermit Nichols, center, presents $1,500 donations each to George Rutter, president of C-CAP, left, and Glenn Burdick, executive director of St. Luke Community Clinic, right. Kermit is encouraging other organizations and individuals to also make donations. Rutter said, "C-CAP funds are running low and any donations will be greatly appreciated." Courtesy photo comments


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Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Larrick, of Strasburg, recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Sara Larrick, to Joseph Papa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Papa of Winchester. 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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Bryan Briggs and Sarah Galloway of Front Royal have announced the birth of a daughter, Emily Ellen Briggs, on April 9 at Warren Memorial Hospital.... comments


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Monday: School will be closed. Tuesday: Cheese pizza, sweet potato fries, Romaine lettuce, applesauce or peaches. For grades 6-12, also a toasted cheese sandwich and cherry cobbler. Wednesday: Hamburger on a wheat bun with lettuce and tomato, peas, baked beans, diced pears or apple wedges. For grades 6-12, also a chicken patty on a wheat bun. Thursday: Lasagna with meat sauce, green beans, a vegetable cup, grapes or apple juice and a whole wheat breadstick. For grades 6-12, also a pork rib patty on a wheat bun. Friday: Corn dog nuggets, broccoli, a vegetable cup, orange juice or a kiwi. For grades 6-12, also Salisbury steak with a wheat roll.... comments


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The following students were added to the honor roll at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg: comments










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