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efficiently. There are various ways to do just that; it’s just a matter of finding a system that works for you.

Personal computers, smartphones and tablets have become a significant part of many people’s lives. As individuals continue to rely more heavily on technology, they must place a greater emphasis on clearing their computers and other devices of clutter. Chances are your computer has accumulated a good deal of “stuff ” in its memory. A cluttered computer can make accessing information frustrating. Furthermore, being bogged down with information can cause slowerthan-normal operating speeds. It is a smart idea to periodically go through the files on a computer, sort them accordingly and delete items that are just gathering dust. When establishing a filing system for the computer, you can sort files by date or subject matter. You also can organize it just as you would a regular filing cabinet. Some operating systems come pre-established with their own ways of saving data into respective folders. You may use their organizational system or create your own personalized system. Steps to getting organized 1. To begin, first assess what you have and the importance of this information. Items that are accessed frequently are of top priority. Initially, you may want to create three folders on your desktop labeled: “Toss,” “Keep” and “Unsure.” As you open files or view their time stamps, move them into one of your newly established folders. Breaking down the information into more manageable digital piles will help make the

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Another key concern are the programs that may have been secretly installed on your computer not to make your searches more relevant or deliver more effective ads, but rather to harm your machine. Craig Laird, of Royal Oak Computers on Main Street in Downtown Front Royal says that there are many good anti-virus programs available, they don’t always remove all threats. “There is no one silver bullet for viruses and other threats attacking computers. In some cases, infected websites bring threats into your computer that cannot be easily removed by the user, and the system must be worked on by a professional. They can remove those threats and bring your computer back to running order without erasing your important files and pictures.”

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On behalf of Roger, Paula and the girls and all of us at Warren County Report, we wish to give our deepest and sincerest thanks to the following professionals for working so hard to save the life of our managing editor and writer extraordinaire Roger Bianchini: Warren County Fire & Rescue Warren Memorial Hospital PHI – Air Care Winchester Medical Center We also want to thank our incredible local friends who stepped up without hesitation to help us get the paper out in time: Jennifer Avery Carol Ballard Malcom Barr, Sr. Bugsy Cline Patrick Farris Craig Laird Shae Parker Ken Thurman Beth Medved Waller

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Dear Readers: On a busy New Year’s Eve afternoon, our managing editor Roger Bianchini collapsed at his home office computer after suffering a massive heart attack. His better half Paula heard a noise and rushed in. That saved his life. Paula and her daughter called 911 and started CPR. Roger’s heart wasn’t beating and he wasn’t breathing for several minutes. Warren County Fire & Rescue arrived quickly (about a minute or two at the most) and got his heart beating again. He was transferred to Warren Memorial Hospital and was then flown to Winchester Medical Center’s nationally-known cardiac unit. Roger is awake and recovering and is already telling bad jokes! We couldn’t be happier. Thanks so much to the wonderful first responders we are blessed to have here in Front Royal and to the incredibly talented personnel at Warren Memorial and Winchester Medical Center. And to the top-notch team that flies the AVI helicopters. A special thanks to all of the readers and friends of Roger’s who reached out to try and comfort us here at the paper. I know it will mean a lot to Roger and Paula when they get to read them all. I also want to thank the local folks who stepped up to help us get the paper out. I can’t write 0 pages of stories in two days. I really appreciate the great work of Jennifer Avery, Carol Ballard, Malcom Barr, Sr., Bugsy Cline, Patrick Farris, Craig Laird, Shae Parker, Ken Thurman and the ever-prolific Beth Medved Waller who all contributed some great local stuff without hesitation. And don’t worry, the crankiest and best writer in the Shenandoah Valley will be back with us before too long! Dan McDermott Publisher Warren County Report P.S. The next letter contains some language I wouldn’t ordinarily print in one of my newspapers but it was derived from a wonderful facebook post and given the subject matter and the excellent writing–and especially the Hunter S. Thompson reference–we thought it would be appropriate. Here’s to a better 013. ical Center. Roger “Sergio” Bianchini aka “Slow, mean, old, Jack Ass” is a writer and the managing editor for the Warren County Report. With a writing style that pays homage to Hunter S. Thompson, he adds a modern flair that just isn’t seen much anymore from the national newspapers or any major news organizations. A blunt yet painfully honest and dry humor rages from every sentence he types. A true relic from a time when journalists had integrity and the news was ... well... NEWS (not just sensationalized headlines). Roger introduced me to my now wife of 18 years. He was my best man at our humble yet emotional wedding. When I first met Roger I was a naive youngster with stars in his eyes. I was a “Go with the Flow” type person who never spoke out about controversial topics or voiced my opinion. I fancied myself as a musician at the time. I had a very “Paint by the numbers” blues band. I thought we were “Hot S---” and were the greatest thing under the sun. That is until one day Roger pulled me aside and said... “ You need to come over to my house and I’ll play you some blues like you’ve never heard before” That night I listened to old records at his funky house in Shenandoah Estates. I remember being blown away by many great guitarists and musicians. Thus began an every day ritual of my going over to his house and picking out records from his collection to listen to. It was Roger who first played me Ray Charles’ early Atlantic recordings. It was Roger who said “You ain’t never heard James Brown ‘till you’ve heard him live at the Apollo.” It was Roger who expanded my mind and my creativity to heights that went beyond just Music, Video, Pen or Paper. Sitting there in his house listening to Sun Ra, or Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew”, The Last Poets, Thelonious Monk, Giant Steps by John Coltrane. It was Roger who first showed me Bo Diddley’s Ed Sullivan performance (on a crummy VHS tape.) One day Roger revealed to me that the old dusty Drumset sitting in the corner of his house was more than just an artifact from the 60’s. He invited me over and said “ Bring your guitar and amp” This would be the humble beginnings of a group called “White Noise” (trying to remember the year - 1996?) Let me just start off by saying that Roger did not play drums like most drummers do. He did not play simple little 4/4 (four on the floor beats) he did not do anything by the books... He played... Music. not a parody of music like so many bands do. There was no “Trying to sound like this band, or trying to sound like this drummer” it was just pure improvisation. No recognizable songs were ever played. Our sound was Like a mix of Hendrix meets Jackson Pollock while having tea at the Grimm Reaper’s house as Salvidore Dali leads the orchestra featuring Keith Moon. We named our group from a quote on the back of an Archie Shepp record which talked about “The Black Noise” coming from the lofts of New York during the 70’s. We recorded hundreds of hours of these jams which were mostly duos, drums and guitar or drums and bass. These jam sessions opened up a creativity in me that shaped my life and mind ever since. The idea of playing music for the sake of playing music was an alien idea to me prior to hooking up with Roger. Not Performing in front of a drunken crowd changed the perspective on things and allowed me the freedom to express myself in ways I could not have imagined possible. I still have a giant tupperware container filled with these cassettes of those jam sessions. We always talked of writing screen plays for these musical and artistic rampages. While listening back to the tapes, we conjured up many such as “ The Puppy Slaughter”, “The Classless Society”, “Nuclear Winter” and even one called “Slow Mean old Jackass” (conceived of during a time Roger was being incredibly impatient with my setting up of recording gear). Roger Bianchini showed me that following the book and “Painting by numbers” is only good for “Wanna Be’s” and “Artistic Whores” making a buck. Being original, Honest and genuine is where Art lies. Things like this can’t be taught in the fancy music or art schools of Boston or New York. You have to figure them out for yourself. I was lucky enough to have some one shine a light for me to see it in a world surrounded by the darkness of shameful imitation art. Roger broke the chains of artistic mediocrity that enslaved me. For which I am forever in his debt. And should you pass on you mean old bastard, I promise you there will be no spooky catholic styled nightmare funeral for you (just like you made me promise to you years ago). Bugsy Cline

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back and nearly 0 years later be so thankful to be raising my own family in this wonderful town. Especially since 010 when I became campaign chair for the Front Royal/Warren County United Way, I have been amazed year after year at the generosity of our community. This year’s campaign was no exception and thanks to our team of volunteers, corporate, small business, community and individual support, 013 is poised to be a bright year for the FR/WC United Way and the agencies we serve. Thanks to all who made surpassing our goal of $115,000 possible. Thanks to our dedicated agencies who touch countless lives every year. And thanks to our past and present community leaders who have made this county one that breeds generations of families who call this great place home. Sincerely, Beth Waller

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Bob Thoburn
[The late Bob Thoburn was the father of Warren County resident Mary Thoburn Fusaro and father-in-law to Dennis Fusaro.] Editor: On Sunday, I lost one of my mentors, Bob Thoburn. Anyone who knows Bob knows that he’s sitting in heaven laughing and smiling with God right now. Bob founded the Fairfax Christian School in 1961. It’s still one of the finest Christian educational institutions in America. I met Bob in the 1970’s when he was helping organize religious conservatives into a coherent political voice. Before anyone uttered the words “Christian Right”, Bob was helping organize Christians. Today’s Christian conservatives may not know it, but they owe Bob Thoburn for helping organize this movement into a political force. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates in the late 1970’s, running on the “PTA” ticket with Larry Pratt and John Adams. He supported my campaign for Board of Supervisors in 1979, and I’ll never forget that. I also won’t forget when I was running for Fairfax County Republican Party Chairman in 1990, I got quite a bit of advice and counsel from former Delegate Thoburn, but remember most when Bob, and 16 other Thoburn’s came to that convention at Lake Braddock to support me and help me win. In 009, there were a few Thoburn’s supporting me in Richmond for RPV Chair too! Bob was a fighter. For nearly 30 years now, Fairfax County has denied Bob and his family their property

Thanks for a great year
Editor: Once again, I find myself thankful at the start of a new year to call Warren County my hometown. I did not choose Front Royal, I was born into this community, but with each passing year, I’m more thankful than the last that it is my hometown. When I graduated from Warren County Public Schools in 1994 and left the community, I had no idea that I would be

Roger Bianchini
Editor: On Jan. 1 I learned from Dan McDermott that my friend, mentor and intellectual stimuli suffered what appears to be a heart attack and was in an induced coma at Winchester Med-

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rights on Hunter Mill Road because Bob Thoburn was willing to take a stand and remind the County that Property Rights were covered by the United States Constitution, whether they liked that part of the Constitution or not. Bob’s legacy is helping organize hundreds of thousands of religious conservatives through his foresight and his book, “The Christian and Politics”, educating tens of thousands of children at FCS to enter college as moral and upstanding young adults, but most importantly as a parent of 8, grandparent of 46, and greatgrandparent of 19. Bob always put his family first and we are all better off because of his wit, humour and generosity. There was nothing better than sitting around with Bob Thoburn laughing and telling old war stories about busing in convention delegates

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from the churches, land use planners in Fairfax County turning as white as ghosts when he walked into a room, the “PTA” ticket, Republican Primary battles, and building the Fairfax Christian School into one of the top Christian education schools in the entire country. I’m sure that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were hard on all the Thoburns who were missing their father, and grandfather, and great grandfather. But please take solace that Bob is up in heaven now, laughing and telling stories about all the work he did for the Lord while he was here for his 83 years on Earth. In the meantime, offer a prayer for the Thoburn family. His wife Rosemary, the children, and all of their children and grandchildren. Over the years, I’ve been blessed by God to work with John, and Lloyd, and David, daughter in law Jo, son in law Dennis, and several of the other kids as well. Bob has been a guiding influence on all of them and that legacy will continue through the rest of the Thoburn family for the next 100 years and beyond. I’ll miss you Bob! Pat Mullins Bumpass, Va. The author is Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.

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“It is evident from the original terms of the agreement that the Town and County never intended for this to be a permanent fix. Rather, it was intended for the County to get a head start.” – Front Royal Vice Mayor Shae Parker

Opinion
quest the authority to redirect utility funds to its general taxing fund when that authority is not granted to other utilities or municipalities? The 1998 agreement was reached to allow for much needed growth within the Community and for the County to get back on its feet. By allowing the utility service area to be outside the Town’s limits the County would get a larger slice of the tax pie. However the Town was also allowed to collect the equivalent in taxes as if the businesses were in town. In essence the deal was great for the County, okay for the Town and unfortunate for any business that located there. The Town is not in the business of providing utility services to make money, so at best the town is breaking even on its water and sewer contracts. Furthermore the Town has not been reimbursed for the millions of dollars in property it gave to the County. The Town has repeatedly made it clear it does not have a desire to provide utilities outside of its corporate limits, which is why the agreement contained a finite term of seven years for a moratorium on annexation. This is where I interject my interpretation of a common sense solution. It is evident from the original terms of the agreement that the Town and County never intended for this to be a permanent fix. Rather, it was intended for the County to get a head start. The County has gotten a very healthy head start. The solution is not to amend the agreement, nor is it to get the State Legislature to grant the Town or County special authority. The obvious solution is for the Town and County to sit down and begin negotiations on boundary adjusting those properties outside the Town limits served by sewer and water into the Town limits. How does this solve the problem you may ask? Simply, it ends the controversy. The County would lose some of the taxes it currently collects (BPOL, meals & lodging and a portion of the sales tax) but it is still receiving more taxes than it did before water and sewer services were extended. The Town would likely make up for the lost meals tax revenue, but would put that right back in providing services it did not before to the area. So if the Town and County both lose, how is it a viable solution? The businesses that are boundary adjusted will be the first to see the benefit, with the total amount of taxes paid by each being reduced as the authority to collect certain taxes by the two localities is reduced. The next beneficiary would be the owner(s) of any undeveloped properties within the adjusted area, as the connection fee (tap fee) for water and sewer would be cut in half. Ultimately the Town and County would each see the benefit by ending controversies within the corridor allowing for future growth and development and increasing each tax base. In conclusion, a phased approach to boundary adjustment would have the least fiscal impact on the two governments and the greatest chance for success. While this may only be a loose interpretation of a solution it is an option that has not been addressed and unless every option is included and discussed we cannot be sure we have reached the best solution. While the Town may have the right (and has had since 006) to seek a boundary adjustment through annexation, a friendly boundary adjustment is in the better interest of the community. That is why I will not seek any additional amendments to the Town’s Charter in regards to the Corridor agreement nor did I support the County’s interest to increase its taxing authority, even if that revenue were to be shared with the town as a cure to any corridor disputes. Finally I would ask any business owners, managers, property owners, developers or any other interested parties within the 5/340 North Corridor to contact your County Supervisor, Town Council member or the Commission on Local Governments and request that your property be boundary adjusted so that you pay only your fair share of taxes and ask them to support making the corridor a business friendly part of Front Royal and Warren County. The author is Vice Mayor of the Town of Front Royal.

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Additionally the County would take over management and funding of the Parks and Recreation Department, the funding for the town’s fire department and the County would also be responsible for animal control within the Town. As for the Town’s part, beyond providing water and sewer, the town handed over the property and deeds to over 100 acres of land, with millions of dollars of improvements and agreed not to seek annexation for a term of 7 years. The Town was also allowed via state legislation to collect from those connected to sewer and water the equivalent in taxes those businesses would pay if they were in town. The impetus behind this agreement was to allow for growth and development within the corridor, allowing for increased tax revenue for the County. At the time the County was in dire need of new schools and other improvements to various County facilities but did not have the revenues needed and suffered from poor bond ratings. As the years passed the agreement seemed to work. The County became financially stable, increased services and funding and began countless construction projects. Then a few new merchants in the corridor legally challenged the wording of their water contract and were able to convince the court that they should not have to pay a meals tax to the Town. The town chose not to appeal the decision and instead looked to the County to help it make up the approximately $700,000 per year (or about $000 per day) it would no longer receive in revenue from the corridor. This brings us to the present situation. While I am grateful to the County leaders for recently agreeing to assume the Town’s funding of the Library and operational costs of the EDA, some would argue those should have already been fully funded by the County. The County recently approached Senator Mark Obenshain and Delegates Beverly Sherwood, Michael Webert and Todd Gilbert to sponsor legislation which would allow Warren County to increase its meals and lodging taxes in the County and share that additional revenue with the Town. The three delegates promptly rejected the legislation for various reasons. In an informal meeting between the three Delegates, a member of the Senator’s staff and members of the Town and County a proposal was suggested allowing the Town through a Charter amendment to redirect utility funds to the Town’s General Fund. While this allows for the Town to have greater flexibility in how it spends monies received from the corridor it does not address the inherent problems with the 1998 agreement. Just as our Delegates would not support the County having a special taxing authority not entitled to other counties; Why would Front Royal re-

By N. Shae Parker It is a rare occasion that I climb up on the soapbox. Generally I like to keep quiet and let others shape the conversation. On occasion I find myself unable to keep silent. Perhaps it is a passion for the topic, the direction of the conversation or a need to interject my interpretation of a common sense solution. A combination of these is why I feel the time has come to publicly address the Route 5/340 North Corridor Agreement between the Town of Front Royal and Warren County. For those who may be unfamiliar with this agreement, in 1998 the Town agreed to further extend water and sewer services outside of its boundaries along the 5/340 corridor. The two governments paid for the infrastructure with the help of the EDA.

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can’t just elevate and dump water into Manassas Run,” Carter said. “This project replaces an existing low-water and substandard narrow bridge over the Shenandoah River. The new two-lane bridge will be several feet higher than the existing structure and will provide a safer passage for traffic. Water overtopping situations on the new bridge will be less than overtopping occurrences on the existing bridge,” an excerpt from VDOT’s website states. Traczyk said that he has always been in support of the bridge being replaced. “It’s a wreck, he said. But Manion, who owns on both sides of the bridge, is concerned about VDOT taking some of his property. The concern of the supervisors is that right now there is funding from the State of Virginia and the federal government to make the necessary changes. Eventually they will have to be changed anyway, and at that point, the county will have to foot the bill. The package being proposed also includes improving an intersection with Howellsville Road. Construction would begin in 013. “Take the package. Howellsville Road needs an intersection,” said South River District Supervisor Linda Glavis. Supervisors voted 4-1 in favor of the proposal, with Traczyk voting no. “I can only support the bridge replacement and not take the man’s property. I have to support my constituents,” he said. There will be a public hearing on the issue in August, but no fixed date has been set. In a work session, County Attorney

Blair Mitchell said that county officials and Front Royal Mayor Timothy Darr met in December of 01 with Delegates Beverly Sherwood, Michael Webert and C. Todd Gilbert, as well as a legislative aide to state Sen. Mark Obenshain to present the county’s wishlist for the General Assembly’s 013 session. He told the supervisors that state the General Assembly likely would not support a request to raise meals and hotel taxes by  percent. The thought was to raise the tax rates to help Front Royal in its attempt to restore lost revenue due to businesses in the U.S. 5-340 corri-

By Carol Ballard Warren County Report At the first meeting of the New Year, Warren County’s Board of Supervisors voted on VDOT’s proposal to make some changes in a road at the heart of the Morgan Ford Bridge replacement project and discovered that the General Assembly would likely not support a request to raise meals and hotel taxes by  percent. VDOT Assistant Residency Administrator Ed Carter showed the supervisors a map outlining several ways the latest road design affecting Morgan Ford Farm Road-Rte. 64 could take. Shenandoah Supervisor Richard H. Traczyk, in whose district the bridge lies, also pointed out how one of his constituent’s property would be affected by the change that VDOT says is necessary for safety. The map showed the curve and how it could take .39-.49 acres of Christopher Manion’s property whereby he would retain ownership and VDOT

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dor north of town using its utilities. “They were very pessimistic about that and said that no county in the commonwealth has a meals tax of higher than 4 percent,” he said. A suggestion from them to consider changes in their charter to allow them to add that amount of money as part of the service funds on their water bill was being looked at. Mitchell said that an amendment to the language in Gilbert’s planned bill for the town’s charter changes could be made once it is in the General Assembly. But Mitchell stressed that it wouldn’t affect the citizens’ water bills. In other business, Warren’s supervisors listened to reports from other town, school and financial representatives and re-elected their chairman and vice-chairman, Archie A. Fox and Linda P. Glavis, respectively. They were appreciative and wished all a Happy New Year. After listening to progress reports from Front Royal Town Manager Steven Burke on related town and county issues and a presentation from Doris Smedley of plaques commemorating her late husband John H. Smedley, Sr., who served as Commissioner of Revenue of Warren County for 4 years, they heard from Warren’s Superintendent of Schools, Pam McInnis. She said that there had been some nervousness related to the tragic school shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut two weeks before Christmas. “It was a trying week before the winter break. Not only did we finish some of the SOL tests early, some parents were hesitant to send their kids to school. We were on top of it, though. We’re thankful to the Sheriff (Daniel McEathron) who we met with and we handled the situation very well.” she said. She was positive about the New Year and talked about plans to meet with architects to discuss the process for building a new middle school in the county. Matthew McLearen of Charlottesville Accountants Robinson, Farmer and Cox who performed the county’s fiscal audit reported that no difficulties were encountered and any adjustments that had to be made were insignificant. When Chairman Archie Fox asked if the county was in stable condition, he said that it is. In a closed session, Supervisors voted to replace Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging’s George Kline who resigned and appointed Thomas B. Throckmorton to serve out his fouryear-term which ends September 30, 014. In the same closed session they also discussed “consideration or acquisition of real property for a public purpose where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the public body”. Blair Mitchell also gave an update on David Vazzana’s Front Royal Limited Partnership boundary adjustment request that will require town and county to meet and discuss further. They also heard a report from Warren’s Zoning Administrator Erich Moore on the county’s dog kennel ordinances and some suggested revisions. Present at the January  meeting were: Chairman Archie A. Fox; vice-Chairman Linda Glavis; Tony F. Carter; Richard H. Traczyk; Daniel J. Murray Jr.; County Administrator Douglas P. Stanley and County Attorney Blair Mitchell. To read more about the Morgan Ford bridge project, visit: www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/warren_county_811_route_64.asp

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the office at 635-3636 or simply by sending your donation to: UNITED WAY OF FRONT ROYAL/WARREN COUNTY P. O. BOX 509 FRONT ROYAL, VA 630 Keep in mind that unless you as the donor request that your donation be sent to another location, ALL funds raised in Warren County STAY in Warren County…to help our friends and neighbors when need arises. Smith-Osina also went on to thank all the members of the Board of Directors who have worked steadily and patiently to make this success happen. “It is THEIR success....they are totally committed to our community. Each year, I am amazed and thankful for the outpouring of support that this campaign has become here in Front Royal.” The Front Royal United Way supports the efforts of 1 health and human service agencies that provide services to Warren County residents. They are: Blue Ridge Legal Services, Blue Ridge Opportunities, Boy Scouts of America, Community Transitional Housing Program, Concern Hotline, Front Royal Women’s Resource Center, Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, Harmony Place, Healthy Families of the NSV, House of Hope, Mental Health America – Warren County and St. Luke Community Clinic. For more information, or to request a presentation at your office, workplace, community club or civic group, please call the United Way office at: 540-6353636. – From a release

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was a modest one, the response from the public has been truly astonishing. President Jackie Bourque put it this way: “Thanks to all of you who really worked hard to make this happen. Every one of you has done your part and that makes the victory all the sweeter.” Campaign Chairman Beth Waller expressed her joy this way: “Christmas came early this year—GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR DONORS!!!!” While this success is truly exciting, the reality is that MUCH more funding is needed to assist the twelve agencies that depend on the United Way to help them survive the difficult economy and keep our local safety net repaired and in place. “There are still two weeks left in our “official” campaign”, reminds Lee Smith-Osina, the group’s Executive Director. “We try to set a goal that has a reasonable expectation for success…NOT NECESSARILY one that is sufficient to fund all our agencies. So if you have NOT yet given to our 013 campaign, please do not hesitate. We are asking all the citizens of Front Royal and Warren County to step up to the plate and give a minimum of $1 per week to help your neighbors. “$5 is a huge gift to your United Way, and one with which we can do so much” continued Smith-Osina. “Please don’t stop now…if you have not yet made a 013 pledge or donation, join your neighbors and make one now. It is OUR community…we CAN help those in need…if you do YOUR part”, she concluded. Your gift to the local United Way can be made by credit card through our web site, www.frontroyalunitedway.org, by calling
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To find out more about how you can help or donate to the weekend backpack program or one of the weekly meal programs contact the Front Royal Presbyterian Church at: (540) 635-3894 or admin@frontroyalpres.org

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Ken Thurman Warren County Report I cannot help but be touched by the many people who give of themselves year round to help others, especially our children. One such individual is Deirdre Sparger who oversees the Front Royal Presbyterian Church Backpack Buddies program along with a dedicated group of volunteers. Weekend backpack programs originated in the 1990s as teachers took note of the number of children coming to school hungry and came to Front Royal in 010 after a bible study on hunger that Deirdre participated in at Front Royal Presbyterian Church. Locally, there are now five weekend backpack programs serving our community: The Front Royal Presbyterian Church serves

E. Wilson Elementary, Cavalry Episcopal Church serves Ressie Jefferies Elementary, Rockland Community Church in serves AS Rhodes Elementary, “Warren Change” (United Methodist Churches) serves Hilda J. Barbour Elementary and the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) serves Warren County Middle School. Front Royal Presbyterian started helping 36 children and today the four programs together help over 00 children with weekend meals that are distributed anonymously by the schools. Unlike many programs these local backpack programs require no income testing to qualify. The School teachers, guidance counselors, and nurses identify who needs help. Typically, nine to twelve items are distributed, consisting of things like instant oatmeal, cereal, fruit or fruit cups, and entrees a child

can prepare by themselves without access to a kitchen. Volunteers pack the items on Thursdays and deliver to the schools for Friday take home. Three of our local churches also provide weekly evening meals to families and individuals Tuesday – Thursday. Calvary Episcopal Church hosts Tuesday’s Table every Tuesday, St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church hosts “St John’s Kitchen” every Wednesday, and Front Royal Presbyterian Church hosts “The Community Table” every Thursday. They also deliver meals to area shut-ins. Funding for the weekend backpack programs is provided by individual sponsorship, grants from the churches, the church budgets, school staff, the Front Royal Fraternal Order of Police, the Kiwanis Club, and individuals in the com-

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Rockland Community Church was built around 1895, about the same time the one-room red school house was opened at the corner of Rockland and Fairground Roads.

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By Malcolm Barr, Sr. Warren County Report Christof Anders Weber, known as “Pastor Chris,” conducted his last service at Rockland Community Church Sunday, Dec. 30, resigning the position he has held since 007. In an emotional farewell, Weber emphasized the importance of

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and respected for his friendship and compassion. “I’ve three kids in school here, and this is my home,” he said. Meanwhile, the church will return to a schedule of visiting preachers beginning Jan. 6. The night before Weber’s last service, The Rockland Singers, directed by Barbara Garst of Rockland performed a concert. The group was composed of 0 choristers from Front Royal Baptist and Front Royal Methodist churches; Braddock Street Methodist Church; St. John the Baptist Catholic Church;

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First Baptist Church, Springfield; Bethel Assembly of God; Fellowship Bible Church; Freedom Baptist Church; Grace Baptist Church; Front Royal Baptist Temple; New Hope Bible Church; Church of Apostles, Fairfax; and Rockland Community Church. Rockland Community Church was built around 1895, about the same time the one-room red school house was opened at the corner of Rockland and Fairground Roads. Originally a Baptist church, it was situated across the street from a Methodist church. In 1948, the two congregations agreed to unite into one community church and the Rockland Community Church was chartered in November 1948. Weber, before his tenure at Rockland Community Church, was a pastoral assistant and intern at a Utica, NY, community church. Prior to that, he’d lived in Peru for many years and is fluent in Spanish. He was senior vice president/ Latin America economist, at the Trust Company of the West, Los Angeles. He earned his master’s degree in arts in theology 005; his masters in Latin American studies UCLA (Los Angeles) and graduated cum laude gaining his bachelor of arts degree in Latin American studies and political science.

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by Malcolm Barr, Sr. Warren County Report 51st season on Jan. 6 following another successful holiday feature, the locally-written and produced musical, “Glory Bea! A Shenandoah Christmas Story” by Skyline High School teacher Rich Follett and former local actor Larry Dahlke. That show closed on Christmas Eve.

Further information and tickets for all shows may be obtained by calling the box office at (540) 869-1776.

Wayside Theatre elects new president; continues 51st season Jan. 26
Dr. Byron Brill, a retired Stephens City dentist, assumed the position of president of Wayside Theatre’s board of directors on Jan. 1. He succeeds John Westervelt of White Post. Brill has for many years been a supporter and benefactor of the historic Middletown theater and was last year’s vice president of the board. Wayside Theatre is the Commonwealth’s second oldest professional theater (the oldest is in Abingdon) and was founded by the late Leo M. Bernstein who also owned the Wayside Inn, now up for sale by its current owners for $1.5 million. Meanwhile, Wayside Theatre (not up for sale!) continues its Opening on Jan. 6 and running through March 17 is the everpopular “Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming” in which the now well-known Pastor Oglethorpe moves to Texas and the Sanders’ family sends him off with hilarious and touching stories and 5 bluegrass gospel favorites. This show, the longest running of the year, is sponsored by Royal Oak Computers, Anytime Fitness, and Executive Suites. To continue the theater’s 51st season, Wayside will present another musical, “5th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” April 6-7 followed by the traditional

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There are two upcoming blood drives in Warren County. The next monthly drive is Jan.  at Riverton United Methodist Church from  pm to 7 pm. On Jan. 8 you can donate blood at Lowes from 10 am to 3 pm.

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Warren County residents donate blood at Front Royal United Methodist Church. From left are Pat and Alan Wimer, American Red Cross volunteer Alva Oliver giving a much needed hug to The River 95.3’s Mario Retrosi and Warren County Administrator Doug Stanley, who looks like he is about to eat some cookies! [There are two upcoming blood drives in Warren County. The next monthly drive is Jan. 22 at Riverton United Methodist Church from 2 pm to 7 pm. On Jan. 28 you can donate blood at Lowes from 10 am to 3 pm.] The flow of healthy, oxygenated blood through the body is essential for life. It is also required in large supply when people undergo surgeries and other therapies. With the demand for blood so high, reserves are in short supply. Adding to the shortage is lower turnout among donors, and the public has been urged to donate blood to increase units available. Blood shortages abound The Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers, which collectively represent all of the blood banks in the United States, continued to report shortages throughout 01. According to Red Cross President Dr. Bernadine Healy, there is a critical shortage of blood, and the shortage in 01 was one of the worst her organization had seen. As such, the shortage has forced the cancellation of many elective surgeries across the United States. ABC notes there also are severe shortages throughout the Northeast. Increased demand, meaning chemotherapy treatments, organ transplants, heart surgeries and elective options, have left blood banks depleted. Plus, the demand for blood exceeds the rate of blood donations. The Red Cross has stated it typically needs 80,000 units of blood available daily, but now has roughly 35,000 units. How do I donate blood? Many people want to donate blood but are either off-put by the idea of needles and drawing of blood or are unaware of the process. Becoming informed can shed light on what is done and make the entire process much less intimidating. Blood drives occur at various locations. You also may be able to donate blood directly at a Red Cross center or hospital. Simply log on to www. redcrossblood.org and enter your zip code or address to find out where and when a blood drive will be held. Just about anyone age 17 to 75 can donate blood. Provided they are at

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Blood type is broken down into four main types: A, B, AB and O. Genetics are the primary determining factor in a person’s blood type. A child receives genetic code from both parents at conception, and this information will help determine blood type. Just like eye color, height and hair color, dominant genes will be the deciding factor in blood type. A and B are both dominant over O. A and B are considered to be codominant, which explains the AB blood type. If a child receives two recessive genes from both parents, then he or she will have O blood. Another thing that plays into blood type is the Rhesus factor, commonly shortened to the Rh factor. This refers to an antigen that exists on the surface of red blood cells. If this antigen is present, it means the person has a Rh positive (+) factor. If there is an absence of this antigen, then the blood is classified as Rh negative (-). Therefore, people can have an A, B, AB, or O blood type that is either (+) or (-). These antigens are proteins that, when introduced into a body that does not have the same type, can cause the person’s immune system to respond by producing antibod-

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ies that attack the proteins. Should a person who is Rh- blood receive Rh+ blood during a transfusion, an allergic reaction could occur. Another time when Rh factor comes into play is when an Rhwoman becomes pregnant. Should her blood and the blood of the fetus mix -- and if the fetus has an Rh+ factor -- the mother’s blood may fight off the antigens and naturally produce antibodies. While this won’t hurt the woman, it can affect the fetus and cause potential health problems. Women with an Rh- factor are generally given an Rh immunoglobulin about seven months into the pregnancy that should desensitize her immune system from triggering if the fetus has Rh+ blood. After the baby is born, his or her blood will be tested. Should the Rh factor match the mother, all is well. If not, the mother will receive another injection to further desensitize her immune system to prevent a reaction with any subsequent pregnancies. A person with O- blood is considered a “universal donor.” He or she can transfuse to anyone, and there will be no instances of allergic reaction. However, one with Oblood can only receive O- blood.

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least 110 pounds and do not have any acute symptoms of the flu, colds or infections or have had close contact with someone with hepatitis in the last year. Those who have hepatitis, a heart condition that is more serious than a murmur or HIV/AIDS or have engaged in any activities that may have put them at risk for HIV/AIDS, will not be able to donate. At the donation you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and be given a screening interview to qualify as a donor. You also will need to provide documentation that proves your age, so bring along identification. If you pass the screening, your vital signs will be checked and you will be prepared for the blood draw. As with a routine blood test, the injection site will be sterilized and then a needle will be inserted to draw the blood. The volume of blood collected for a donation will be larger than for a blood test. One pint, or 450 milliliters of blood, will be taken. This is only between 8 to 10 percent of all the blood in your body. How will I feel? Most people come through a blood donation unscathed. There may be a minor pinch when the needle is inserted. After blood has been drawn, many people feel fine and are encouraged to drink extra liquids for the next two days to help the body with the regeneration of blood. Your body will replace the fluid portion of your blood within 4 hours. It will take a few weeks to replace the red blood cells. Individuals who feel a little woozy can sit after the blood donation until they feel rested enough to move on. How long does it take? It takes around 10 minutes for a traditional blood donation. If you are donating something specific, such as red cells, plasma or platelets, the process can take up to  hours. Many blood drives provide refreshments after donating and ask that you remain 10 to 15 minutes to ensure you

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Lynne Lewis, 65, works with formulaic questions that draw out the person being interviewed who is encouraged to recall “moments in time,” “places remembered” and “wisdom of the heart.”

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Boies, i/c the volunteer services program, and Megan Smith, director of activities at Lynn Care, she describes what she is doing as “providing a valuable historical resource” for the families and the community. She emphasizes that the histories are “private for the families” and are enthusiastically received by those that receive the compact disc she provides. Lynne, 65, works with formulaic questions that draw out the person being interviewed who is encouraged to recall “moments in time,” “places remembered” and “wisdom of the heart.” Questions include those about school days; family traditions; classic family stories; and the more general “what was it like when you grew up (in the Valley) or first moved here; military service;jobs held and ambitions realized. Recollections of world events are drawn out by the interview-

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On her return, Pat Inderbitzen vowed to order the 011 movie “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The story features a group of retirees who decides to fly to India. “I saw it last year, but now that we’ve visited India, I want to see it again,” she said.

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roam at large in their thousands. “It was (particularly) sad to see the dogs, skinny, starving, dying…” Tony said, “whereas the monkeys, well, they took care of themselves.” He described how these animals would “break and try of choice for a board member of the Humane Society of Warren County (HSWC) . Tony Inderbitzen was elected to the local animal shelter board last year and he and his wife, Pat, are avid animal welfare activists. They said it was difficult adjusting to a culture that, apart from “sacred” cows wandering the streets, allowed goats, pigs, monkeys, and undernourished dogs to

enter” homes to steal food almost literally from residents’ tables. The streets of cities such as Delhi, Jaipur and Pushkar teemed with people and animals. Trash and dirt seemed to be everywhere in the cities and towns.

By Malcolm Barr Sr. Warren County Report For a couple in their late seventies, Front Royal’s Pat and Tony Inderbitzen sure do get around! A year ago, it was Vietnam. Last month, it was India. Where next? Probably Panama/Columbia, a trip a few hours shorter than the fatiguing 15-hour journey to and

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But outside the city were things of pure beauty, such as the two Bengal tigers, living wild, they came literally face-to-face with

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The Warren Heritage Society plans a series of events to mark the 5th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Front Royal. Learn more by visiting them on Chester St. in Front Royal or by calling 540-636-1446. Their website is at: warrenheritagesociety.org

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of Americans and recently arrived settlers was in now in full force. It is within this social and historical context that the Town of Front Royal was officially established by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The forces that had led to this moment in the life of a community of 50 souls nestled near the confluence of the Forks of the Shenandoah River would continue to propel its growth and cement its importance as a center for commerce and industry in times of peace, and a crossroads of armies in times of war. During 013 this column will examine the history of the Town of Front Royal, the communities predating its formal establishment, and the role it played in the history of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and the nation. We begin this week with a transcription (please see below) of the act establishing the town on November 15th 1788 by the Virginia Assembly. The Warren Heritage Society plans a series of events to mark the 225th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Front Royal. Learn more by visiting them on Chester St. in Front Royal or by calling 540-636-1446. Their website is at: warrenheritagesociety.org

By Patrick Farris Executive Director Warren Heritage Society The year 1788 was a fascinating, transitional and downright dicey year in the history of the United States of America; the guns had hardly fallen silent from the Revolutionary War, Virginia would formally become a state when it ratified the Constitution in June, the Federal government began the year still consisting of only a single branch – Congress – and the young nation was surrounded on all sides by hostile colonial powers. Within the population of the United States, however, the sense of promise and independence which had drawn immigrants across the Atlantic for generations had arguably never been greater, and an enormous surge westward

An Act for establishing a Town near Chester’s Gap in the County of Frederick
Passed the 15th day of November 1788
Be it enacted by the General Assembly that fifty acres of land near Chester’s Gap in the County of Frederick the property of Solomon Vanmeter, James Moore, Robert Haines, William Cunningham, Peter Halley, Original Wroe, John Smith, Allen Wiley, George Chick, William Morris, William Miller, and Henry Trout shall be and the same are hereby vested in Thomas Allen, Robert Russell, William Jennings, William Headley, John Hickman, Thomas Hand, and Thomas Buck, Gentlemen Trustees, to be by them or a majority of them, laid out into lots of half an Acre each with convenient Streets and established a Town by the name of Frontroyall. As soon as the said fifty Acres of land shall be so laid off into Lots and Streets, the said Trustees or a majority of them shall proceed to sell the same at public Auction for the best price that can be had, the time and place of which Sale being previously advertised for two months at the Courthouse of each of the said Counties of Frederick and Shenandoah the purchasers to hold the said lots respectively subject to the condition of building on each a Dwelling house containing sixteen feet square at least with a brick or stone chimney to be finished fit for habitation within two years from the day of sale, and to convey the said lots to the purchasers in fee subject to the condition aforesaid and pay the Money arising from the sale thereof to the said Solomon Vanmeter, James Moore, Robert Haines, William Cunningham, Peter Halley, Original Wroe, John Smith, Alley Wiley, George Chick, William Miller, William Morris, and Henry Trout or their respective legal Representatives. The said Trustees or a majority of them shall have power from time to time to settle and determine all disputes concerning the bounds of the said Lots and to settle such rules and orders for the regular buildings of houses thereon as to them shall seem best, and in case of the death, removal out of the Country, or other disability of any of the said Trustees, it shall be lawful for the others to supply such vacancy and the Trustees so chosen shall to all intents and purposes be vested with the same powers as those particularly named in this Act. This purchasers of Lots in the said Town so soon as they shall have built upon and saved the same according to the conditions of their respective Deeds shall be entitled to and have enjoy all rights, privileges, and immunities which the freeholders and inhabitants of other Towns in this State not incorporated hold and enjoy. If the purchaser of any Lot shall fail to build thereon within the time before limited, the said Trustees or a majority of them may thereupon enter into such Lot and sell the same again and apply the money for the benefit of the Inhabitants of the said Town.

Front Royal Town Council Schedule for January
• • • • • • • Friday, Jan 4th – Audit/Finance Committee Mtg., Town Hall, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan 7th – Worksession, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan 14th – Regular Mtg., Government Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan 17th – Liaison, Government Center, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan 1st – CLOSED – MLK Holiday Tuesday, Jan nd – Worksession, Town Hall 7 p.m. Monday, Jan 8th – Regular Mtg., Government Center, 7 p.m.

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Business

The many benefits of buying locally
One such merchant is Craig Laird, president of Royal Oak Computers on Main Street. In March, 01 he helped found the Front Royal Independent Business Alliance (Friba). It’s an affiliate of the American Independent Business Alliance (Amiba) (www. amiba.net). “In forming the Front Royal Independent Business Alliance, we recognized that our sense of community is defined by the local businesses that make up the community. Your neighbors are also local business owners who send their children to Public Schools, use county recreational facilities, and enroll their children in local dance, sports and community organizations. They also contribute more to those local organizations allowing them to buy uniforms and sponsor programs to serve the community. It ties us together and gives our community character. Small businesses also provide 75% of the jobs in a community,” Laird said. Buying locally is not only beneficial for local business owners, but buying locally benefits consumers and members of the community in a number of ways. • Buying locally creates jobs. The number of unemployed men and women has gradually declined in recent years, but those figures are still high in many communities. Buying locally creates jobs in your community, potentially creating a job for you or a friend or family member. • Buying locally helps the environment. Buying within your community reduces the amount
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Business
to get products into the store. • Buying locally creates a more closely knit community. Juggling a career and a family can make it hard for men and women to get to know their neighbors and other members of their community. Buying locally is an opportunity to strengthen that bond with your neighbors, creating a close knit community in which residents may feel safer and more comfortable. • Buying locally is more convenient. Convenience is paramount to many consumers, and buying locally saves both time and money. Driving to a faraway mall or shopping center or paying costly online shipping fees is not nearly as quick or convenient as shopping within your community, where you can purchase and take home items on the same day without using a full tank of gas or paying for shipping. • Buying locally benefits your local economy. In 004, the consultancy Civic Economics was commissioned by Chicago’s Andersonville Chamber of Commerce to examine the economic impact of 10 local businesses against that of chain businesses. The study found that of every $100 spent at local businesses, $68 remained in the local economy, while only $43 of every $100 spent at chain stores remained in the local economy. That’s a significant boost to your local economy, and all it requires is shopping at local retailers. • Buying locally can increase your property value. Homeowners might be able to increase the value of their homes by buying locally. A joint study from Independent We Stand and Civic Economics found that cities with a

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strong centralized small business district had a 54 percent greater increase in property values than communities that did not have such a district. A more thriving local community, including a thriving shopping district, is no doubt attractive to prospective home buyers. The reasons for shopping locally are many. In addition to helping local business owners, consumers who shop locally are also helping themselves. More information about the Front Royal Independent Business Alliance is at their website: www.frontroyaliba.org

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Mowing / Landscaping Trash removal These are “Contractor Positions”. Each Contractor needs to request a Bid/Information Package for each position you plan to bid on. Bid/Information Packages are available at the POSF Office. Office hours are Thursday’s 10am-2pm or for more information please call (540) 837-2068. Mail your Sealed Bid to POSF Office 6401 Howellsville Road Front Royal, Va. 22630 Mark the outside envelope “Sealed Bid with the Position’s Name” You may also email us at shenandoahfarms@comcast.net for questions
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Business

New year brings new sales
televisions and the like. These sales are bound to continue into February. • Furniture: New furniture designs are largely unveiled in February, so come the beginning of the new year homeowners and renters can score good prices on clearance inventory. Those looking to start out the new year with new designs can generally find good prices at the start of the year. • Last-minute travel: Although the cost of travel, especially trips to warm weather locales, can increase in January, last-minute or fast-acting travel package combinations are often available at low prices this time of year. • Fitness gear: Many people make resolutions to get in shape; therefore, gyms, spas and manufacturers of fitness equipment may discount their products to take advantage of the trend toward getting in shape after a season of overindulgence. • Winter apparel: Many post-holiday sales focus on clearing out inventory of winter essentials, like coats, sweaters, hats and gloves. Now may be the time to update your winter wardrobe. • Christmas treats: Stores are looking to liquidate any items that have a Christmas or holiday motif. The products inside are likely still fresh, and does it really matter if those cookies came in a red-and-green tin? • Contractors: Many people renovate their homes in the fall right before the holidays. Therefore, contractors and other home renovators may be at a loss for work come January and may discount their services to generate new business. • New home: The spring and summer are prime seasons for buying a new home. Few people want to brave the elements and look at homes with yards devoid of flowers and shrubbery. But buying a home in the winter may be more financially prudent. The new year presents new opportunities to save money on items that are deeply discounted or go on sale this time of the year.

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When the holiday shopping rush ends, there are plenty of people who are ready to retire their credit cards for awhile and take a break from the checkout lines. Still, others look forward to the sales that start the new year, eager to get great deals on many different products and services. There are many deals to be had when January arrives. Smart shoppers may want to wait until the dawn of the new year to get great deals on a wide variety of products. • Electronics: Although many elec-

tronics go on sale for the holiday season, once January arrives there is another round of major discounts on electronics, even high-end items that were not included in holiday sales. New items are unveiled each year at the Consumer Electronics Show in mid-January, and many stores begin to clear out older inventory to make room for the latest offerings in home-theater systems,

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Community

Billy explains one day at the gym he saw two guys “grappling”. He knew it kind of looked like wrestling, but not really. He wanted to learn more. This was in 006.

Home town hero wins super fight in 37 seconds 
01 – Won Diamond State Championships in DE 01 – Naga Championships – Won!!!! Title belt. 01 – Super fight against Garrett Beck at Lights Out Combat. Won super fight in 37 seconds with a brabo choke! Now Billy teaches a number of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at World Martial Arts Academy. Front Royal has the opportunity of a lifetime to learn from a talented young professional. Children and adults are welcome. A complete schedule can be found on the schools website at www. wmaa.us. Billy is a one of a kind athlete. If you would like more information on or to schedule an interview for Billy Shannon or World Martial Arts Academy, please call Milton McInturff at 540-660145 or email worldmaa@gmail. com – From a release

A little over a year ago, Milt McInturff Jr. and Billy Shannon opened World Martial Arts Academy here in Front Royal, VA. They were hoping to bring to the community not just a top of the line martial arts school but a safe place for children and adults to build confidence and relationships to last a lifetime. Martial arts are known for building confidence, self-discipline and respect. They help to bring calm and order to our chaotic lives. But Milt and Billy have done so much more to give back to the children of Front Royal and the entire community! We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Billy Shannon and wake this town up to the hero that walks amongst us! Billy comes from a family of seven children. He explains when growing up he was beat up a lot by his older brothers. He had to learn how to defend himself at an early age. I asked if his mother

was surprised with his current career path, and he said “Not at all!”. Billy grew up here in Front Royal, VA. He attended Ressie Jeffries Elementary School and went on to Warren County High School. He was an excellent football player as well as an outstanding wrestler. In high school he was awarded the Football Defensive Player of the Year and Wrestling was named Greco Roman State Champion - 170 weight class. Little did he know, his athletic career was just beginning. Billy explains one day at the gym he saw two guys “grappling”. He knew it kind of looked like wrestling, but not really. He wanted to learn more. This was in 006. He met up with George Whaby (MMAI Winchester) and learned more about the art he witnessed, Brazilian Jiu Jitusu. . After two years training, Billy moved to Harrisonburg. There,

he trained with Beau and Kyle Baker and became a Professional Mixed Martial Artist. After turning Pro, he returned to Front Royal and his career took off! 009 - Held Amateur Brawly Fights Belt - 05 light heavy weight (retired belt undefeated) 

011 - First major Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament. PAN AMS. Billy won tournament as a purple belt. Middle Heavy Weight. (Nationals of North and South America) Held in Los Angeles, California. 011 - Competed at the Abui Dabhi trials in NY

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Public safety

How to stay safe on winter roads
• Drive slowly. Reduce your speed when driving in inclement weather. It can be more difficult to stop or maneuver around a potential obstacle when conditions are less than ideal. Traveling at a high speed will increase the risk of accidents. • Leave enough room between you and other motorists. Tailgating is responsible for many accidents, even when there is no snow on the ground. In inclement weather, it can take longer to slow or stop the car after pressing on the brakes. Having an additional space between your car and the one in front of you helps you avoid a collision. • Be aware of black ice. Black ice gets its name from its veritable invisibility. It is so thin and hard to spot, it just looks like the black asphalt of the road. Black ice tends to form in areas that have had snow or ice melt, which then refreezes at night when temperatures drop. Be extra cautious on turns and on highway exit and entrance ramps, where black ice frequently forms. • Steer your car into the skid. Remain calm and do not panic and jam on the brakes if your car starts to skid. Slamming on the brakes will only exacerbate the skid. Rather, take your foot off the accelerator, allowing the car to naturally slow down as you turn your wheels into the direction the car is skidding. This should help right the car and get you back on track. • Invest in snow tires. Those who live in especially snowy climates and do a lot of driving would be wise to purchase snow tires. Snow tires, also called winter tires, have special tread patterns that offer better traction in snow and ice. They also are made from softer rubber compounds than regular tires that retain their flexibility in cold weather, allowing the tire to conform to the surface of the road. Although many vehicles come with technology to prevent accidents, they cannot do their jobs if tires are not maintaining their grip on the road. All-season tires are not a replacement for snow tires. All-season tires are designed to work in all sorts of conditions, from rainy weather to dry roads. Therefore, it is better to invest in a set of snow tires that will offer you better protection. When putting snow tires on a car or truck, be sure to do so on all the wheels -not just the driving wheels. Otherwise you may still risk spin outs or uneven gripping of the road. It is not a good idea to keep snow tires on all year. Because they are softer, snow tires tend to be more noisy and can wear out faster in warmer weather. Therefore, switch out the tires at the beginning of the snowy season and then before the spring arrives

Driving in the winter time, especially during or after snowfall, can be dangerous.

Snowy weather can be a time for fun, especially for avid skiers or children who relish spending days off from school tossing snowballs and building snow forts. Many adults, however, do not look forward to the snow as much as youngsters do. Snow can be hazardous when driving, but putting snow tires on a vehicle can improve vehicle safety. According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States. Each winter, snowfall compounds treacherous road conditions, increasing the risk of accidents.

It is important to know how to drive when weather conditions are dangerous. It is also wise to outfit a vehicle to reduce its risk of slipping and sliding on icy, snowy roads. Here are some tips to follow. • Limit time spent driving in the snow. Avoid driving during snowstorms or directly after whenever possible. Snow not only makes roads slick, but falling flakes can impair a driver’s visibility and reduce his or her response time. Try to wait until snow-clearing teams have salted, plowed and sanded roads before venturing out.

• Be sure you can see clearly. Clear off the snow from the windshield, side mirrors and windows so it does not compromise your view. Also, top off the windshield fluid so you will be able to clear snow and salt kick-up from your windshield. Look for a washer fluid that has an antifreeze component, otherwise, your washer jets and wiper blades could be rendered useless.

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Real estate

In 013, renters can start building their own equity rather than their landlord’s, and with the right guidance, the process doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

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inson of Weichert Realtors. It’s a fact that people can live in a nicer home for a lower payment if they own versus rent the property, but many people are paralyzed by fear that the American Dream is beyond their reach. “This year will continue to provide purchasers with a unique opportunity to buy a home with no money down. There is still a myth that you must have perfect credit or money to put down on a home to purchase but our statistics prove that is not the case. We helped 5 buyers close on homes in 01 with 100% financing programs and credit scores as low as 600,” said Cory Michael, President of CBM Mortgage, the only locally owned and operated direct lender in Warren County. Loans can be structured to allow sellers to pay for the buyer’s closing costs, closing costs can be added to the loan amount and fi-

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This Warren County home listed for $150,000. Monthly cost to rent: $1,100. Cost to buy: $870. Monthly savings: $230 or $2,760 per year. (That’s more than three mortgage payments a year!)

Weichert realtor Andi Robinson, at left with colleague Beth Medved Waller, says some people don’t realize that the starting prices for brand new homes in Warren County are under $150,000 and are often available with mortgage payments lower than current average rental payments.

By Beth Medved Waller Weichert, Realtors If you’re sitting in your rental home reading this paper and you have a job and a credit score above 600, your number one New Year’s resolution should be to become a homeowner. With interest rates at all-time lows, buying power is great and it can be more affordable to own a home than to rent one in Warren County. A typical 3 bedroom,  bathroom

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Taking time to research the buying or refinancing process can pay dividends in 013. A $150,000 mortgage vs. a rental payment for a similar home can save over $,700 this year alone, not including thousands in potential income tax savings if the mortgage interest deduction survives.
nanced and buyers are even able to receive gifted funds from family members to help complete a purchase, he added. While potential buyers should have some funds set aside for expenses related to the purchase (to cover the appraisal fee, home inspection, moving expenses and the typical $500 earnest money deposit) most buyers don’t need thousands in the bank. Weichert Realtor Eric Reploeg closed on several 100% financing deals last year and has many more slated for early 013. “Just yesterday our team closed on a move-in-ready home in which the buyer took out a 100% loan from CBM for $17,000. She now owns a home with a mortgage payment totaling $73.9 per month, including taxes, insurance, principal and interest. A similar property a few doors down is currently renting for $1000 per month. She even received over $00 back at closing and won’t have a mortgage payment due until March,” Reploeg said of his team’s first closing for of the year. In 013, renters can start building their own equity rather than their landlord’s, and with the right guidance, the process doesn’t have to be overwhelming. “Local lenders can guide you with a credit analysis to help determine your buying power. Though the mentality is to go online for all of your research, it’s important to sit down and talk with a local lender and Realtor to guide you through the process,” said Robinson. She’s currently working on a deal in which the buyers are purchasing a home in need of repairs. They are able to finance the repair costs as well as purchase closing costs into their total loan amount and are only required to put 3.5% down. There are also 100% financing repair loans available in Warren County. Local industry experts can explain similar creative financing options and share knowledge of the many loan terms available, providing options that “a computer search isn’t going to tell you about,” she added. Meeting with local expert credit evaluators at companies such as CBM Mortgage can help first time homebuyers with less than perfect scores position themselves to be able to buy in 013. CBM specializes in credit analysis and can provide buyers with quick ways to increase credit scores in as little as 10 days. Some renters who were denied elsewhere have been able to close after taking the often easy steps necessary to improve their scores. Michael, Reploeg and Robinson all agree that the advantages of today’s low rates extend beyond the obvious benefit of aiding first time homebuyers. Opportunities to refinance should be considered by anyone with a rate over 4.5%. Even people who purchased in 01 at a seemingly low rate could benefit from an analysis to see if they could save from refinancing. Homeowners have been able to save hundreds per month by refinancing, often able to roll the cost of the refinance into their mortgage and still reduce their monthly debt. Families outgrowing their current home also have a unique opportunity if they choose to embrace it. Many people choose not to sell their existing residence because of disappointing home values. Instead, they should consider that when the price of their home rises to pre 006 levels, the cost of the larger home they desire will go up as well, likely making it more expensive to upgrade when values fully rebound. Taking advantage of today’s low rates can enable move-up buyers to spend $50,000 more on a home but end up with the same monthly payment they would have had with prior year’s rates, Michael projects. Taking time to research the buying or refinancing process can pay dividends in 013. A $150,000 mortgage vs. a rental payment for a similar home can save over $,700 this year alone, not including thousands in potential income tax savings if the mortgage interest deduction survives. Homeownership offers equity appreciation as the market improves, and today’s low interest rates also provide long term interest savings over the life of the loan. A $150,000 home financed at 100% in 013 will save homeowners nearly $80,000 in interest over the life of the loan vs. the same loan amount in 010. Today’s terms will also save buyers nearly $00 in interest payments per month according to CBM mortgage statistics comparing current rates to those prevailing just two years ago. There’s no denying that buying a home or exploring refinancing options should be at top of your financial to-do list for 013.

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To join or to see how you can help care and save the over 00 animals at the shelter call (540) 635-4734, email director@humansocietywarrencounty.org or visit the Humane Society on web at www.humanesocietyofwarrencounty.org

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Nike is a Domestic Short Hair Male, with Brown Tabby and White markings. He was said to be 2 years old at the time of intake. He is neutered and ready for his forever home.

Star is a Domestic Short Hair Spayed Female with Black and White markings. She was surrendered to us on 9/30/12 and is 2-3 years old.

Fifi is a Domestic Medium Hair Female with Black and White markings. She was brought to us on 12/3/12 after being found as a stray. She was estimated to be 10 months old at the time of intake.

By Ken Thurman Warren County Report The Humane Society of Warren County (HSWC) hosted the year end Chamber of Commerce after hours in December to celebrate their best adoption year in the history of the shelter! To continue their record breaking work the HSWC is reaching out to vendors and businesses in the area in hopes of achieving a partnership through a new corporate sponsorship program.

Their partnership program offers businesses the opportunity to gain visibility, use your contribution as a tax deduction, and know that your business is enhancing the care of homeless, neglected, and abused animals in Warren County. There are six levels of sponsorship available all of which help and get your business’s name out there for as little as $100. Individuals can also become members for only $30 per year. The HSWCs active calendar includes plans to host four large public fundraisers in 013: Barks & Bags, Pet-A-Palooza, Tails and Ales, and the Howl-O-Ween Dog

Walk & Costume Contest. In addition, the HSWC will also host several smaller in-shelter events. All these events will be used to acknowledge their sponsors. Sponsorship has a number of benefits so check out their website for more information. The HSWC is only partially funded by the County and needs our support to raise the additional $00,000 required annually to care and feed the animals in their charge. To join or to see how you can help care and save the over 00 animals at the shelter call (540) 635-4734, email director@ humansocietywarrencounty.org or visit the Humane Society on web at www.humanesocietyofwarrencounty.org.
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The news
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The non-emergency phone number for the Front Royal Police Dept., 540-635-111 will be shut down for about 0 minutes starting at 7 am on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Chief Norman A. Shiflett said that on this is being done to facilitate routine maintenance to the town-wide phone system. During this time if you need routine police assistance please call 540-69-4774. As always if you have an emergency please call 911. cake, Biscuits, Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Baked Apples, Coffee, Juice, and Hot Tea. Adults $7.00 • age 4 to 1 $3.00. Under 3 Free. North Warren Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company #10. 89 Rockland Road, Front Royal Va. 630

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The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting registrations for their Gymnastics classes, for those ages 4 years and older beginning Wednesday, January , 013. Beginner through Advance

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Anyone interested in placing a team in the any of the 013 Summer softball leagues please contact the Recreation division of the Warren County Parks and Recreation Department at the Warren County Community Center, 540-635-101. Men’s League Cost is $400.00 per team. Women’s League Cost is $400.00 per team

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classes will be available, class times vary. Classes will be held at the Former 15th Street School facilities gym on Saturdays, March 9th through April 7th . Cost is $80.00 per child and includes uniform. For more information contact the WC Community Center office, Monday through Saturday, 8:00am -10:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm 9:00pm at 540-635-101. Registration will be taken till February ndor until classes are full. Square Dance Lessons. Classes will be held at the Warren County Community Center on Tuesdays at 7pm through June 4, 013. For more information contact the WC Community Center, Monday through Saturday, 8:00am -10:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm – 9:00pm at 540-635-101. For more information contact Cathy Brill at 540-635-4036 or 540635-194 ext. 4311. Registration forms are available at the Warren County Community Center and the Warren County Parks and Recreation office.

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Warren County Parks and Recreation in conjuctions with the Warren County School Aged Care program will be offering a “Get Active Camp” for those in grades 3rd through 5th, December 7th, 8th & 31st at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School. Camp will be held from 10:00am – 3:00pm each day with lunch provided. Cost is $10.00 per day and limited to 30 children per day and pre-registration is required. Warren County School Aged care is also offering all day care (6;30am 6:30pm) if needed on these days for an additional $10.00 per day. For more information contact Warren County Parks and Recreation Department at 540-635-101.

Volleyball Camp
The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with Warren County Middle School will be sponsoring a Volleyball Camp for students in 6th through 8th grade, at the Warren County Middle School Gym on Saturday, January 19, 013, 9:00am – 3:00pm. Cost is $5.00 per participant.

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replace a pet lost to illness or simply because they desire companionship. Make sure the reasons you are getting a pet are the right ones and you are more likely to have positive outcomes. Otherwise you could be setting yourself up for a poor situation. • Do I understand the responsibility associated with pet ownership? Getting a pet is not like getting another piece or furniture or the latest gaming system. This will be a new member of the family that will impact all the other members living in the house. They need to be involved in the decision. Depending on the pet, there will need to be daily care, such as providing food, changing litter boxes, taking the pet for walks, and providing affection. If you have a busy schedule that keeps you away from home for much of the day, a higher-maintenance pet, like a dog, may not be the best idea. It won’t be fair to the animal or yourself. Perhaps a bird or small companion animal would be better. • Am I financially capable of having a pet? Just like having a child or another dependant, pets cost money. If you are currently facing a money crunch, it’s probably best to put off getting a pet. Expenses include food, veterinarian visits, gear, cages, and grooming. • What is home life like? If your home is especially boisterous or on the small size, this should eliminate certain pets from the discussion. Many animals are skittish around crowds and may scatter and hide. They may also act out and bite or scratch if they feel overwhelmed by a lot of people. As for the space in the home, is it enough to fit a pet comfortably? • Do you prefer a young animal or one older? Many people flock to puppies and kittens or young rabbits. While there are advantages to raising a young animal, an older pet has advantages as well. These include an animal that may have had prior training and housebreaking. Also, their personalities are developed and you’ll know the adult size of the animal. Older animals are likely past the mischief stage and may be less likely to chew furniture or cause damage around the house. Taking care of a pet is not a decision to make lightly. Asking important questions will enable you to make informed choices.

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Dear Stewart, With the recent ice storms, I’ve noticed the roads have been treated with salt and chemicals to make driving safer, but I heard somewhere that this is very bad for trees. What do you think? Chris German

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blown onto nearby soil and vegetation. Why is this bad for the trees? Well, I can get real technical with all the chemical reaction stuff, but I wasn’t too good in that area in school. A simple way of explaining it is to try to remember when you have eaten real salty popcorn at the movie theater. Your lips get all puckered and dry because the salt draws the moisture from your lips. This is exactly what happens to the trees. The high concentration of salt literally draws the water from the root system. Sometimes the symptoms of this will be a scorched look on leaves, or with evergreen trees, browned needles on the side of the tree closest to the road. What can you do to avoid this kind of damage? If the road or sidewalk has been salted, try to avoid piling the snow or ice around the tree’s root system. Better yet, look for safer alternatives to rock salt, such as “calcium magnesium acetate” (CMA) or even materials like sand or kitty litter.. If your trees have been subjected to winter salt damage, you can try to leach the salt out of the soil by a very good watering in the early spring months. Please pass these words on to your neighbors!

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Dear Chris, You heard correctly! Do you know that in an average winter, more than ten million tons of salt is spread on our streets in the United States? Unfortunately, the salt does not stay on the streets, but gets washed or

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The Front Royal/Warren County Tree Steward program began in 1997 with volunteers dedicated to improving the health of trees by providing educational programs, tree planting and care demonstrations, and tree maintenance throughout the community. The group now consists of over 30 active members with several interns working toward becoming certified tree stewards from our annual “All About Trees Class”. Each month Stewart will answer a question from our readers. Please forward it to “Stewart” in care of frwctreestewards@comcast. net and we may publish it in a future issue. Please visit our website at www.treesfrontroyal.org.

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