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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

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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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month in Shenandoah County, and a card drive is being held for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, according to a news release from Shenandoah County LIbrary Director Robert "Sandy" Whitesides. 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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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2123 is accepting entries for its annual scholarship essay contests. Voice of Democracy is an audio essay competition open to high school students. Patriot's Pen is a written essay contest open to middle school students. Students in public or private schools and home-schooled students may enter at their appropriate grade level. Teachers may use these programs as a class assignment. comments


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Warren County Educational Endowment Board of Directors bestowed an honorary membership to John C. LaBarca, a charter board member and former president and vice president of the organization, at its quarterly meeting on Aug. 18. 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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Warren County Administrator Doug Stanley was named Rotarian of the month at a Rotary Club meeting on Aug. 8. He received a certificate, a Rotary business card holder, a $30 Houlihan's gift certificate, and recognition on a club plaque, according to a news release. comments


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The Strasburg Museum recently announced its upcoming docent schedule: 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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Motorists can expect changes in traffic patterns on roads near the U.S. 340-522 bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Front Royal. comments


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Roy and Rosa Alvarez, of Strasburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Alvarez, to Deshaun Gilbert, son of Nicole and Sean Gilbert, of Charlotte, North Carolina. 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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Randolph-Macon Academy recently announced the employee award winners for the third and fourth quarters of the 2013-14 school year, as well as the annual winners for the year. comments


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The Strasburg High School class of 1954 recently met for a reunion at Butcher Block Buffet in Stephens City. Shown in the front row, from left are Harry Lambert, Peggy McDonald, Joan Doggett, Harriet Wiley, Jane Bayles, Janet Stultz and Janet Strugeon; second row: Edgar Hamrick, Charles Craun, Janey Ballowe, Margie Clevenger, Betty Clem, Shirley Carbaugh, Louella Pangle and Janet Fish; third row: Pirkey Bromley, Bob Taft, Kyle Miller, James Artz, Bill Racey, Bill Carbaugh and Dick Smoot. Courtesy photo 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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Dawn Bible, left, accounting manager of HL Borden Lumber and Hardware, delivers a box of worn American flags to Annette Whitley, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Strasburg, for the club's flag disposal project. The club will be collecting worn/torn flags and delivering them to the American Legion or VFW posts for proper disposal with the Boy Scouts. This will be a continuing community service project for the club. Residents can dispose of their flags at Bordens. Information: Doug Butler, 540-771-0253. Courtesy photo comments


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Bruce Burger, president of the Strasburg Kiwanis Club, presents a check to Heather Miller of the Shenandoah County School System as the initial investment in organizing a Kiwanis Aktion Club in Woodstock. Courtesy photo comments


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Joe Lehnen, area forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry, speaks to participants in the New Market Area Library's children's summer reading program about fire safety on July 31. Lehnen also read the story of "Smokey the Bear" to the children. In addition to bringing books, coloring pages and bookmarks, Lehnen also brought Smokey the Bear as a guest. Courtesy photos by Jeff Fleisher comments


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Work on the Ash Street rehabilitation project in Strasburg begins today as crews close a section of the road to through traffic to replace water and sewer lines as well as the culvert. Public Works Director Jay McKinley said crews will allow residents to access that section. Crews will post signs directing through traffic on a detour route. 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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Robert and Nancy Palmer of Woodstock celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 16 with friends and family. 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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Monday: Breaded chicken patty on a bun (or, for grades 6-12, hot dog in a wheat bun), baked beans, pasta salad, applesauce and apple juice. Tuesday: Baked macaroni and cheese with a whole wheat bread stick (or, for grades 6-12, steak-um on wheat bun), green beans, a vegetable cup, pineapple and pears. comments


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Warren County recognized government employees for years of service earlier this month at its annual staff picnic. comments










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