The Sherando Times

Volume III, Issue 15

Stephens City • Middletown • Kernstown

April 13 – 19, 2011

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Dollar General approved by Town Council: Is it the end of the north end of town?
By Sue Golden The Sherando Times At its Monday meeting, the Middletown Town Council approved the site plan for the Dollar General store at 7965 Main Street, in Middletown. The demolition and building will commence immediately. Four members of the Planning Commission spoke on the reasons why the Planning Commission voted against the site plan. In the end, only Council Members Mark Davis and Carl Bernhards voted against the plan. A packed house turned out to support the Dollar General store. Bob Gage, a representative of the real estate company that will build the store for the Dollar General, spoke at the meeting. In a rare show of solidarity, the Council approved a number of motions unanimously. Among other things, the Council voted to approve the resolution authorizing the Town Attorney to petition Frederick County to issue a writ of election to fill the seat soon to be vacated by Council Member John Owings. The Council unanimously approved $50 to place an advertisement in the Wayside Theatre program for its 50th anniversary season. The Council also approved the elimination and replacement of a number of ordinances that the Council deemed outdated. The ordinances covered police tickets and fee schedules, among other things. A first and second reading of a $.05 increase in sales tax on cigarettes was approved, with Council Members Gray and Owings voting against the increase. The town also voted to increase the real estate tax from $.065 per hundred to $.10 per hundred; Council Member Gray voted against the increase. An ordinance that would increase the size of porches was approved, with Council Member Bernhards voting against the ordinance. An increase in the water rate, commensurate with the increase implemented by Winchester for water, was approved, with Council Member Gray voting no. The Middletown Police Department reported three new felony grand larceny cases, and one new misdemeanor for the month of April. During the month of March, 011, 54 calls for service were reported, and 58 citations were written. Mayor Brown presented Council Member Owings with a state flag of Virginia, to thank him for his many years of service to the town of Middletown. Councilor Owings urged people to apply for his vacated seat. The next July 4th celebration meeting will be on April 0th, at 7 pm at the Town Hall. The town is hosting a car show and chili cook-off on June 4, 011, to raise funds for the July 4th fireworks. After a lengthy executive session, during which no decision was made, the Council adjourned. All Councilors were present.

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appliance parts specialist (many can be found online). If the seal is really dirty or has caked-on material, clean it with soapy water. Sometimes that alone does the trick. The refrigeration coils, located either behind or underneath the fridge, tend to collect lots of dust. Unplug the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes and vacuum the coils using the vacuum cleaner’s hose attachment. Doing this once a month will keep the dust bunnies down. A bad thermostat also can be a The optimum air temperature of your refrigerator is 38 F. This keeps foods at a safe temperature without freezing them. culprit, although your fridge isn’t showing clear signs of a thermostat problem. These signs include the entire fridge and freezer being warm even though the temperature setting is maxed, and frost buildup in the back of the freezer even though ice cream stays soft. Thermostats can be changed without too much trouble, and there’s a great video of how to do this for a Kenmore fridge here:, or you can contact an appliance-repair place like Sears to check out and fix your fridge. Send your questions, tips or comments to, or write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.
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Highlands Bankshares, Inc. announces year-end 2010 results
Highlands Bankshares, Inc. (OTCBB: HBSI) announces its results of operations for the year ended December 31, 010. Highlands Bankshares, Inc., the parent company of The Grant County Bank and Capon Valley Bank, posted year-end 010 earnings of $1,59,000 or $1.19 per share of common stock outstanding (EPS), compared to $3,356,000 or $.51 EPS for the same period of 009, a decrease of $1,764,000 or $1.3 EPS. Net interest income increased 1.5%, due to the favorable change in the ratio of interest income to interest expenses as the decrease in interest expenses of 0.7% outpaced the decrease in interest income of 5.7%. Total provision for loan loss during 010 increased 87.1% to $3,487,000, compared to $1,864,000 during 009. The increase in the provision expense was driven by increased delinquency rates, increase in the number of classified loans and decreased collateral values, which were all the result of the economic environment. Return on average a sset s (ROAA) declined from 0.84% in 009 to 0.38% in 010. Likewise, the return on average equity (ROAE) declined from 8.33% in 009 to 4.00% in 010. Total assets, as of December 31, 010, decreased 1.9% or $7,910,000 to $399,900,000, compared to December 31, 009. This decrease was driven by a reduction in gross loans and the increase in the allowance for loan losses. Shareholders’ Equity at December 31, 010 was $41,368,000 or $30.94 per outstanding share. During 010, Highlands paid dividends to its shareholders of $1.04 per share. C.E. “Butch” Porter, President and CEO of the holding company, stated “We are continuing to work through this difficult economic environment. We are pleased that operationally we have been able to offset some of the impact of the recessionary fallout with reduced interest expenses helping us maintain a strong interest margin. We will continue to work with our customers and analyze our loan risk. We will be proactive in establishing allowances to cover potential future losses in our loan portfolio. Reviewing some recent regional statistics, I have been pleased to see increases in some of our communities’ real estate values. While these increases have been marginal, they are increases instead of the declining values we have seen the last couple years. I remain cautious and think we still have some issues to work through. We continue to watch emerging operational and reporting requirements as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform legislation adopted by Congress last summer. Depending on the implementation of this legislation, Community Banks are at risk of extensive change in the way they do business and increased expenses associated with increased reporting requirements. I am saddened to report that during the last year we lost Director Steve Judy to a sudden illness. Steve joined our Board of Directors in 00 and worked tirelessly on behalf of the Company. His contributions have been immeasurable. During his tenure, Steve served as chair of the audit committee and chair of the board for The Grant County Bank. We will miss his intelligence, perspective, experience, energy, humor and the enormous care he always demonstrated for the Company and its employees. During this past year, we opened our newest, full service Capon Valley Bank branch in Stephens City, Virginia. We are very excited with the prospects for our second Virginia operation. We remain focused and committed to our communities and look forward to working through the recovery together by developing new products and services to meet the needs of our customers.” Highlands Bankshares, Inc. operates twelve banking locations in West Virginia and Virginia through its two wholly-owned subsidiary banks, The Grant County Bank and Capon Valley Bank, and offers insurance services through its wholly-owned subsidiary HBI Life Insurance Company. As of March 30, 011, Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, Highlands’ Registered Independent Certified Public Accounts, had issued an unqualified opinion on Highlands’ 010 financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 010. The results of operations for 010 and balance sheet totals for December 31, 010 contained in the text above were derived from the audited financial statements. (Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forwardlooking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that include projections, predictions, expectations or beliefs about future events or results or otherwise are not statements of historical fact. Such statements are often characterized by the use of qualified words (and their derivatives) such as “expect”, “believe”, “estimate”, “plan”, “project”, “anticipate” or other similar words. Although the company believes that its expectations with respect to certain forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its existing knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results, performance or achievements of the company will not differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual future results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those anticipated depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the effects of and changes in: general economic conditions, the interest rate environment, legislative and regulatory requirements, competitive pressures, new products and delivery systems, inflation, changes in the stock and bond markets, technology, downturns in the trucking and timber industries, effects of mergers and/or downsizing in the poultry industry in Hardy County, continued challenges in the current economic environment affecting our financial condition and results of operations, continued deterioration in the financial condition of the U.S. banking system impacting the valuations of investments the company has made in the securities of other financial institutions, and consumer spending and savings habits, particularly in the current economic environment. Additionally, actual future results and trends may differ from historical or anticipated results to the extent: (1) any significant downturn in certain industries, particularly the trucking and timber industries are experienced; (2) loan demand decreases from prior periods; (3) the company may make additional loan loss provisions due to negative credit quality trends in the future that may lead to a deterioration of asset quality; (4) the company may not experience significant recoveries of previously charged-off loans or loans resulting in foreclosure; (5) the company is unable to control costs and expenses as anticipated, (6) legislative and regulatory changes could increase expenses (including changes as a result of rules and regulations adopted under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act); and (7) any additional assessments imposed by the FDIC. Additionally, consideration should be given to the cautionary language contained in the company’s periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company does not update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.)

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Fasten your bewits: falconry rules take off
By Jennie Lynn Price Capital News Service RICHMOND – The American foxhound is the Virginia state dog and a popular companion for hunters. A handful of Virginia hunters, however, hunt with an animal that is more mysterious – and feathery. Falconry, once called the sport of kings, is alive and well in Virginia. The sport is a demanding one, and requires a daily time commitment and stringent permitting process. It’s really more of a lifestyle, says Dr. Eva King, president of the Virginia Falconers’ Association. “It’s not something to pick up on the weekend,” she said. Under a bill signed by Gov. Bob McDonnell last month, some state laws governing falconry will be relaxed and the sport’s practitioners will gain legal protections for their birds that previously applied only to hunting dogs. This will include broadened penalties for anyone who intentionally removes a transmitting device from a bird. House Bill 144 also extends the state’s right-to-retrieve law, which allows hunters to go on to prohibited lands to retrieve their dogs. That right will now include hunters hunting with birds of prey, also called raptors. This is important, said the bill’s sponsor, Delegate Harvey Morgan, R-Gloucester, because falcons fly so far they can sometimes come down on someone else’s property. Falconry has been practiced for more than 3,000 years all over the world, King said, and in that time, the sport hasn’t changed that much. Apprentice falconers tend to start with red-tailed hawks and Harris hawks. More advanced falconers may hunt with peregrine falcons. Some hunters choose to work with owls. Today, there are around 100 licensed falconers in Virginia and about 4,500 nationwide. “It’s not terribly widespread,” King noted. King became involved in falconry 1 years ago in England. Today she lives and hunts in Charlottesville with her husband, Andrew King. Falconry is the most regulated field sport in the country, she said. Aspiring falconers must score at least 80 percent correct on a written test, have their equipment and facilities where their birds are housed inspected and approved, and serve at least two years as an apprentice under a licensed falconer. After the two years, an apprentice may apply for a general class license – and only after five years with that license can a falconer apply for a master class license. Permits are required at the state and federal level, in addition to whatever game permits are necessary. “It might sound crazy, but it ensures that people are serious,”

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King said. The sport is largely self-regulating, she said. “The standards we put on ourselves are usually more stringent.” John Moore, a master falconer in Middlesex County in Virginia’s

Middle Peninsula, carefully tracks the weights of his birds daily, down to the gram. The goal is for the birds to be “athletically fit,” he said. Weight is crucial because an overweight bird may lose interest in the hunt and an

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underweight bird may be lethargic. Temperature and metabolism also play a large role, Moore said. Moore, who lives in the town of Saluda, first approached Delegate Morgan to sponsor the bill. A member of the Virginia Falconers’ Association, Moore has been involved in the sport for nearly 0 years. Morgan is a family friend, and Moore felt the delegate’s affinity for the outdoors and position as chairman of the Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee would be a good fit for the bill. Moore monitors his birds’ diets carefully; they require a fresh whole food diet – whole mice, whole rats and other small mammals. It is also important that the birds be kept sheltered and dry, he said, as well as monitored for parasites. And what makes the birds cooperate? “It’s a bond that forms through repetition,” Moore said. The type of hunting will vary by bird. The natural prey for a hawk is rabbits, squirrels and other small mammals on the ground. Falcons, however, hunt in the air and go after ducks, pheasants and quail. U.S. falconry regulations have always been strict because the rules are an exemption to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Without the exemption, handling the birds would be illegal. In 008, falconry regulations began to change as the federal government moved to shift the permitting process to individual states. Updating the Virginia regulations will bring the state in line with changing federal regulations, King said. One change will now allow master falconers to have five wild birds, up from the old state rule of three. Also, the number of captive-bred birds a master falconer may possess will no longer be restricted. The new laws will also allow apprentices to fly different types of birds, lower the age limit for apprentices and create online databases to track the purchase and transfer of birds. When the falconers testified before a House panel in January – with birds on their fists – they had no problem holding the attention of the committee, Morgan said. “I just didn’t want to take my eyes off the bird, it was so pretty,” Morgan said. “It’s a lovely creature.” The falconers impressed the committee with their knowledge and understanding, he said. The bill enjoyed unanimous support in the House and the Senate. “Only certain people have the patience and skill to practice falconry,” Morgan said. “They devote a lot of themselves to the practice.” A Glossary for Falconry Here are common terms from the Virginia Falconers’ Association: • Bewit – small leather strip used to secure a bell to a raptor’s leg. • Creance – a long, strong cord or line used to secure a raptor during its first training flights. • Eyrie, Aerie – the nest or nesting ledge of any of the raptors. • Hood – a close-fitting leather cap used to cover the head and eyes of a raptor.


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Mantle over – the stretching of wings and tail over food or quarry in a protective or disguising maneuver. Mews – a building or room in which birds of prey are kept. Quarry – any bird or animal a trained raptor may pursue; also those particular species that the falconer attempts to condition his bird to hunt. Raptor – bird of prey. Strictly, a short form of “rapto-

rial,” which means “predatory.” Also, falcons and hawks were once erroneously included in the order Raptores, which indicated that their feet were adapted for seizing prey, and their bills were adapted for tearing flesh. • Strike – the instant of contact between a hunting raptor and either quarry or lure. Terms excerpted primarily from “North American Falconry & Hunting Hawks,” by Frank L. Beebe and Harold M. Webster with James H. Enderson.

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Former spiritualist to speak at local congregation
Ben Alexander of ESP Ministries to speak at the Church of Christ at mountain view
says “his parents were dysfunctional and heavy drinkers.” He remembers standing outside a pub in England waiting for them because he was too young to go inside. One of his most terrifying memories as a child was hearing his dad scream as he was dying. He said this event “had the single greatest impact” on him and he grew up being afraid of death. Alexander believes the events surrounding his father’s death “sowed the seeds” for his later involvement in the occult. Alexander became interested in spiritualism while working as a taxi driver in England. On one of his routes, he met a woman from California who wanted to visit the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain. This meeting led to his involvement in the association where he met the Miller family, who was to have a strong influence on his life. Alexander began to participate in séances with this family where he saw strange occurrences that he describes in detail in his book, Out From Darkness. Alexander continued to attend séances and eventually became a spiritualist medium himself. He says he has participated in hundreds of séances. Alexander lived in the United States for a while, but later returned to England. Eventually, he moved back to the U.S. and currently resides in Kennesaw, Georgia. Ben Alexander founded ESP Ministries, whose chief purpose is to make people aware of the dangers of spiritualism and how seemingly harmless objects can lead people into the occult. Alexander asserts that the Harry Potter books have been “the best recruiting tool” for the Wiccan religion. Alexander’s beliefs about topics such as ectoplasm, exorcism, demons and Ouija boards can be found in a collection of videos on YouTube. Alexander says that the Ouija board “is the gateway to the occult.” He says there is “no power in the board itself – the power is in the person using it.” Alexander says that if parents don’t want their children to get involved in the occult, they need to “watch what their kids read.” When asked if he believes in ghosts, Alexander responded, “Jesus did.” Alexander is a World War II veteran. He has served as a missionary for forty years. He has appeared on popular Christian television shows such as The 700 Club and has also been a guest on radio shows such as

Ben Alexander, 90, is a former spiritualist medium who travels the country telling people about his experiences. By Rachel Hamman The Sherando Times Ben Alexander is scheduled to speak at the Church of Christ at Mountain View near Stephens City, Virginia next Wednesday, April 0, 011 at 7:00 P.M. Ben Alexander is a former spiritualist medium who was born in England in 190. Ben Alexander was adopted as an infant and grew up in a poor neighborhood in London. Alexander

Ben Alexander with his wife Miranda. Focus on the Family. John Doughty, the evangelist at the Church of Christ at Harrisonburg, was instrumental in setting up the speaking engagement for Ben Alexander at the Church of Christ at Mountain View. Doughty says there will be a question and answer segment following Alexander’s presentation. Doughty says, “Everyone has a ghost story.” Prior to speaking at the Church of Christ at Mountain View, Alexander is also scheduled to speak on Sunday, April 17, at the Church of Christ at Harrisonburg, which currently meets in the ballroom at the Holiday Inn in Harrisonburg. Alexander is also scheduled to speak at 7:00 P.M. at James Madison University on Monday, April 18, and Tuesday April 19 in Room 301 of the Health and Human Services building. These public appearances could very well be some of his last due to his age. Doughty was able to set up the speaking engagements for Alexander at James Madison University with the help of the Christian sorority, Sigma Alpha Omega. Alexander’s book, Out From Darkness, can be purchased through the Church of Christ at Mountain View for $10. Alexander can be contacted via the ESP Ministries website at www. ESP Ministries is also on Facebook. For more information about Alexander’s appearance at the Church of Christ at Mountain View, you may call the church office at (540) 869-44. For more information on Alexander’s appearances at JMU, call (540) 476-954.

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Radiation levels not dangerous, Virginia officials say
By Erica Terrini Capital News Service RICHMOND – As radiation readings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan worsened Sunday, health officials said Virginians are not in any danger. Monitoring systems across the commonwealth “continue to show no levels of public health concern,” according to the Virginia Department of Health. State Health Commissioner Karen Remley said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been monitoring the air in the United States since a March 11 earthquake and tsunami devastated northeast Japan and crippled nuclear plants there. “As a result of the incident with the nuclear power plant in Japan, several EPA air monitors have detected very low levels of radioactive material in the U.S.,” Remley said. “To date, none of Virginia’s multiple monitoring systems has detected a level of radioactive material that would pose a public-health concern.” Remley said the EPA has found “elevated levels of radioactive material in rainwater in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.” But that had been expected, “since radiation is known to travel in the atmosphere,” she said. “However, we are not seeing that in any of the monitoring data for the state.” Even so, the Virginia Department of Health is taking steps to address concerns in Virginia: The VDH was scheduled to conduct routine quarterly radiological health division monitoring and is moving up that schedule by one week to begin on Monday [March 8]. This routine monitoring checks radiation levels in air, drinking water, vegetation and milk at multiple sites throughout the state. The department is working with the state’s laboratory to implement the proposed baseline testing plan for rainwater, drinking water, vegetation and milk. Further testing will follow if warranted by the baseline testing and ongoing monitoring. This is a standard VDH response when routine monitoring indicates a need to test further. The VDH is advising residents that the state’s drinking water supplies are safe but that, “out of an abundance of caution,” Virginians should avoid using rainwater collected in cisterns as drinking water. Besides the VDH’s routine radiological monitoring, studies are being conducted in Virginia by the EPA, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Dominion Virginia Power and the U.S. military. The VDH also continues to
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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We’re visiting a breeder soon who is offering a new litter of puppies for sale. She says we should visit a few times to find the right puppy for our family. How do we choose the best of the litter? — Kay S., Bowden, Ala. DEAR KAY: I don’t think there’s always a “best” puppy in a litter. However, there is the right “fit” for your family. For example, outgoing pups may do best with a family, while shy dogs work better with individuals. The breeder is offering to let you visit several times to find the best fit, which is a great selection method (and one mark of a good breeder). Often, such visits are spaced over several weeks, from a couple weeks after the puppies’ birth to the time they are ready to leave (eight or more weeks). Because you will be spending quite a bit of money on a new dog, be observant during visits and ask questions. Make sure the puppies’ living area is clean and that they all look healthy, happy and relaxed. Hold and play with puppies that interest you and watch their behavior around your children. As the weeks pass, observe their growth and the maturation of motor skills and awareness. The breeder will be observing you during this time as well. After all, she doesn’t want to send well-bred puppies to owners who won’t care for them. It’s not unusual for professional breeders to refuse to sell a puppy


My great aunt operated a catering business in Mobile, Ala., during the 1920s and early ‘30s. She had several cookbooks that she especially liked, including at least three I think might be valuable: The Home Queen Cook Book, published in 1893; the White House Cookbook, the Frances Folsom Cleveland edition of 1894; and The Boston Cook Book by Mary J. Lincoln, the 1910 edition. — Naomi, Glendale, Ariz. I found all three of your cook books in the Antique Trader Collectible Cookbooks Price Guide by Patricia Edwards and Peter Peckham (Krause, $21.99). The values are $102 to $181 for The Home Queen Cook Book, $105 to $188 for the Cleveland edition of The White House Cookbook, and $45 to $81 for The Boston Cookbook. Check out the authors’ excellent website at www. *** I have a bowl that has been identified as being made by the Diamond Cut Glass Works. Can you tell me anything about this company? — Susan, Shreveport, La. Whenever I get a question about glass, I grab my copy of “Glass A to Z” by David J. Shotwell (Krause, $24.95). It is one of my favorite reference books in this field of collecting. According to Shotwell,


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area can be extended to other parts The website offers free membership mainstream artists, including Colof the country and the world. for bands who want to join. bie Caillat, Green Day, Evanescence, Even though the website has Schoellen and Smith first met the Cult, and Norah Jones. On started locally there are no limits about seven years ago and have March 8th of this year the band to who can access it. On April 3rd played in the same church worship celebrated their first year anniver011, after hitting in nine coun- team for six of those seven years. sary. This year My Lucky Fish has tries and eleven states within the On March 8th, 010 their passion garnered website hits in 153 cities USA, a new international page was for music pushed them to form the in 1 countries. My Lucky Fish has a lot planned launched. This page featured the band. Dave has been playing the first guest to the site, Mr. Take Yaosa guitar and singing for more than for the upcoming year, including from Tokyo, an accomplished metal 3 years while Rachel sings and an album release coming up this and blues player. The more bands plays the piano. The band’s unique summer. For the preparation of the on the site the better, because this to the roof and everything own album the band has added three new From the driveway name comes from one of its in between. presents more opportunities for fans. At their first gig an 8-year old members, two of which are local “Whatever you need, Whenever you need students at Shenandoah University. collaborations and diverse perfor- audience member presented both it!” Ask about our Senior Citizen discounts! mances. The purpose of this website Rachel and David with a “lucky fish” Ricky Furr and Tom Graham play community Receive $25 OFFhelp first service call when theirmention this drums and bass respectively, is for musicians to your to bring good luck to you music the ad.  Electrical Services each other out, not to make money. careers. The band plays covers for Doug Sharpe, a friend from Hern-

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Stephens City meetings April 14 Newtown Heritage Festival Committee 7:00pm April 19 Historic Preservation Commission 5:00pm April 1 Public Works Committee 5:30 pm Water/ Sewer Committee 6:00pm Middletown meetings Work Session First Monday 7pm. Regular Council Second Monday 7pm. Committees Third Tuesday 7pm. Planning Commission Fourth Monday 7pm. Public Hearings as scheduled and properly advertised. All meetings are and always have been open to the public Bingo Every Tuesday at the Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Doors open at 5pm. Bingo starts at 7pm. Located in the social hall rear of building. Concessions sold by Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue auxillary. 2011 Tax forms Federal Tax Forms are available at Bowman and Handley Libraries. The government offers them free of charge. Not all of the federal forms and instruction books have arrived, but the number the library does receive is limited. A limited number of federal forms are available to the public also in the lobby of the county government building at 101 Chalmers Court in Berryville. However, the staff at all of the Library Information Desks can download forms for patrons for a printing charge of .15 per page.The libraries will not have free copies of Virginia State Tax Forms. The public may request copies of Virginia State Tax forms by mail at no charge, by calling 804-440-541, or by visiting Dior Cosmetics luncheon On Saturday, April 16, 011, starting at 1:00pm, representatives from Dior Cosmetics will be hosting a beauty luncheon at Historic Jordan Springs . This event, titled “Wine, Wonders, and the Ultimate Dior Beauty” is a firstever event of its kind for Dior. According to Colt Nutter, Executive Director of Estate, “It is quite an honor for us to host this luncheon. Dior has never done this type of event before, and we are quite privileged to have it at Historic Jordan Springs.” The event which includes a three-course lunch, wine, mimosas, demonstrations, samples, and a gift from Dior will be held in the main ballroom. This event is nearly sold out, but tickets are still available and cost just $0 per person, plus tax and staffing. Plus, for any products that guests order at the luncheon, Macy’s will be providing free shipping. Tickets are available online at www. or by calling 540.667.7744. Seating is limited, so call today. Vanishing of the Bees: The Film Apr 13, 011 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Blandy Experimental Farm Honey bees are crucial pollinators of food plants, but they are in increasing peril from colony collapse disorder (CCD). Watch this alarming film, get an update on this issue, and join us in a conversation about what can be done. Free - donations welcome at the door. For more information or reservations call 540-837-1758 Ext. 0, or visit online at http://www.virginia. edu/blandy Doo dah day Apr 16, 011 10:00 am 4:00 pm Jim Barnett Park Fun activities for kids, games, moonbounces, characters and face painting. Shannon Triplett 540-667-6959 Breakfast Saturday, April 16th-8:00am until 1:00pm. Adults $5.00 Kids $3.00 Kids 3 and under FREE *D o or pr i ze s* B ake d go o dies* *Plant and Flower Sale* Coloring Contests and other surprises for the Kids. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 10:00 am for a visit. All at Stephen’s City Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. 5346 Mulberry Street, Stephen’s City, VA. WE GREATLY APPREIATE ALL YOUR SUPPORT!! Benefit The Front Royal eagles will be hosting one of the Shenandoah Valley’s finest bands “The Virginians” on April 16th from 8-11pm.

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this is a benefit for the Bogdan family of Stephens City. There will be a cover charge of $5.00 and will be open to the public. we will have raffles, door prizes and a 50/50. everyone come relax and enjoy the music. Garden tour Apr 16, 011 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jo h n Ha n d l e y H i g h S ch o o l A springtime garden tour of four lovely homes and the restoration of John Handley High School grounds. Tickets are available for presale at Kimberly’s, Classic Touch, The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Museum Store and the Winchester-Frederick County Visitor’s Center for $. Tickets may be purchased for $5 on the day of the tour at JHHS or any of the homes that are to be open. Janet Keim Sfeir 7-9708 Walkin’ for life May 1, 011 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Old Courthouse Museum, Winchester. Fundraising Walkin’ for Life to support AbbaCare, Winchester’s pregnancy resource center. Join us for face painting, balloons, food & a folk music concert by Revival! Lauren 540.7.4844 More information at Mulch for sale To benefit Boy scout Troop  in Stephens City. $4.00 per bag. Taking orders through April 14th, orders delivered to home on April 3rd. Please email orders to Apply for government jobs seminar April 18, 011 from 10:00 – 1:00 Cynthia F. Butler, Senior Human Capital Strategist from the Assistant Secretary Office of Management will answer the most frequently asked questions concerning federal employment. Ms. Butler brings almost 30 years of federal experience to include human resources, strategic planning, and professional coaching to this effort. She has worked in the Departments of Navy, Justice, Homeland Security and now Education. The federal government employs millions of people across the country in a wide range of positions and professions. However, getting a job with the federal government brings some challenges. Knowing the pros and cons of working for the government, as well as some tips regarding the application process, can help you decide whether this is a career you wish to pursue and how to go about it. Before pursuing a job with the federal government, learn as much as you can about the agency, the position, and the environment in which you’ll be working. For more information and to reserve a space

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contact: The Virginia Employment Commission at: 540-535-874100 Premier PlaceWinchester, Virginia 60 . Location of the seminar is: Handley Library Auditorium100 W. Piccadilly St. Winchester, VA 601 Rotary club The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet Tuesday morning, April 19, 011 at 7:30 a.m. at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room - Allen Dining Hall. Rotarian Dr. Roy Schwartz will present his program about China entitled, “The Dragon Awakes: Should We Tremble?”. Invited guests, club members and visiting Rotarians are welcome. The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet Tuesday morning, April 6, 011 at 7:30 a.m. at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room - Allen Dining Hall. Club members, invited guests and visiting Rotarians are welcome. The morning program will feature student leaders with the Talented and Gifted program from Frederick County High Schools - Sherando, Millwood and James Wood. Students will be discussing their organization, accomplishments and goals. Congressman Frank Wolf visits Tuesday, April 19, 011– Congressman Frank Wolf Visits Sherando High School. Congressman Wolf will be visiting Sherando to meet the student who discovered a pulsar in January as well as the two students who will be competing at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in April. The visit will include presentations by the students as well as information on how FCPS is utilizing technology and inquirybased labs to engage students in science. Meet attorney general Meet Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli on April 0th at 7pm. Lee Jackson best western hotel. The public is invited to hear Ken address state and national issues. Donation $5.00 and reservations required. Contact 540-888-3007 or trf@visuallink. com. Hosted by Frederick County Republican Party. Earth day seedling giveaway Friday, April , 011 In celebration of Earth Day, Frogale Lumber Supply in Winchester is donating seedlings which will be given to every FCPS third grade student. The seedlings will be distributed prior to Earth Day. Teachers have been made aware of the donation so they can include the donation of the seedlings into any Earth Day lesson plans. Blood drive Amerisist Assisted Living of Stephens City will be hosting a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross on Friday, April nd from pm-7pm. Walk-ins are welcome but early registration is recommended by going online to Every  seconds someone in the US needs blood....won’t you donate? Come in to donate and enjoy great snacks and great company at Amerisist of Stephens City!!! Winchester area newcomers club Will be holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 0 at the Winchester Visitors Center on Pleasant Valley Road. Next months meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at the Opequon Presbyterian Church in Kernstown for the last monthly coffee before summer, just socializing and snacking. Most small groups will still be meeting throughout the summer. For more information and meeting times please call (540) 38-06 or e-mail; Volunteer training concern hotline Do people tell you that you’re a good listener? Do you want to help people who have nowhere else to turn by listening and connecting them to resource in their community? Do you have 4 hours a week and a telephone? If you answered yes, then you have what it takes to become a Concern Hotline listener! Concern Hotline is a 4/7 crisis hotline staffed by trained volunteers who help people in need by listening. The philosophy guiding Concern Hotline is that in situations of confusion, uncertainty, stress, or crisis, people feel better and can think more clearly if they can talk to someone. And while many people have people to turn to—family, friends, neighbors, clergy, etc.—they may not feel comfortable sharing their problems with them because they are embarrassed or ashamed, find face-to-face confrontation too difficult, or simply don’t want to burden the person with their problems.This is where Concern Hotline can help. We provide our community with objective, confidential, and anonymous listeners anytime they need them, and for as long as they need them. Sometimes callers just need to vent, and afterwards say “Thanks for listening. I feel so much better.”We are accepting application for our Spring Training classes, starting April 0. For more information and an application, call us at 540-536-1630, or email us a concern@visuallink. com. You can also visit our website at

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an Easter egg hunt for children of the Stephens City Community that will start at 10:00AM. Activities and movies are included. Easter service Ste phens City Mennonite Church will hold a Maundy Thursday service on April 1 at 6:30pm. It will include an agape meal, worship, prayer, communion and foot washing. On Easter Sunday a sunrise service will take place in the church pavilion at 7:30am followed by an Easter breakfast at 8:30, Sunday school at 9:30 including an egg hunt for the children followed by a worship service at 10:30am. A welco me is extended to all people. The church is located 1/ mile south of the traffic light on Route 11
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final four about NASCAR, more writing races. “We’re just going to 1993, be betor less full-time, in have tobrand ter,” said Biffle. “We know that. We’re loyalty about getting in (the now. nervous was greater than it isChase), and anything can happen. ... There are Those were the days when I’d be some races we’re concerned about stuck up to the on the way into leadingin trafficcutoff (end of the regSpeedway. with one manufacturer. Even “Really, we’re working hard as we Earnhardt drove bring as for two Fords best race can every week to the years. When last track,” said Biffle. cars we can to the we saw Elliott, “It’s the darling of Ford fans, best once important that we have the he possible equipment right now. was in a Chevy. One reason Ford “We’re racing as hard as we can. Martinsville Speedway, marvelfans have a special place in their ing at the rarity of Chevys with hearts for Edwards, Matt KensBill Elliott stickers and Fords eth and Greg Biffle is that, so far, with Dale Earnhardt’s. Now the they have spent their entire Cup stickers have little correlation careers driving cars with blue with the fans’ cars. A Dale Earnovals on the hoods. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s fans swalhardt Jr. sticker in the rear windshield is about as likely to be on lowed their pride when he a Hyundai as a Chevy. switched from one Chevy team But I don’t think it’s dead. I to another, but if he showed up still think Carl Edwards sells one week in a Toyota, it would Fords and Kevin Harvick sells still create come culture shock. Chevys, particularly when they The reason that brand loyalty win. diminished, quite possibly, is This, by the way, has always that the brands themselves diRoush Fenway driver Greg Biffle says his first priority is making the Chase, been my suspicion. he’s going to backminished. The win races. (Photo: but that doesn’t mean The kind of off from trying to fans are smart Getty Images) car is important in the formative enough to notice that when the stages of a fan’s we know addicWe’re not taking big between the ular season), and NASCAR we’re on principal differencerisks, but, at the same time, shape of a simulated the bubble, so it’s important to have cars is thewe’re racing for the win.” tion. He or she starts following a Monte Dutton has motorgood finishes right now.” driver based -- at least inWash.,--is headlight The Gastoncovered Gazette sports for decal ... well, it’s not (N.C.) Biffle, from Vancouver, part on of car. Once that allegiance since of a He was named writer one theonly two drivers to have won much1993. difference. NASCARof the year caring about Motorsports championships infan follows the is formed, the both the Nation- stopped by the Nationalbeing able Press Association in 2008. His wide and Camping World Truck driver if he Benson teams or blog NASCAR This Week series. (Johnnychanges is the other.) to tell one make from another, ( features all Biffle also was rookie of it hurts a manufacturers, even if the year in and the fans stopped caring, too. of his reporting on racing, roots music both series. He came up through little. They had little choice. and life on the road. E-mail Monte at NASCAR’s developmental system, When Rusty Wallace switched The trend has reversed. The winning track championships early in his career at Tri-City Raceway in West Nationwide Series introduced from Pontiac to Ford (and later Richland, Wash., and Portland (Ore.) © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. to Dodge), it caused considernew models that are discernable angst among his fans. But ible from one another even they moved grudgingly. Few for fans who have no extensive drivers spend their entire careers knowledge of exactly how the

unresolved misunderstandings. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A friend’s problems bring out your protective instincts. Be careful to keep a balance between meeting the obligations of friendship without being overwhelmed by them. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The temptation to take an extreme position on an issue is strong, but moderation is favored both in personal and professional dealings. Move toward finding areas of agreement. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Getting another boss or teacher? Try to see the person behind the image. It will help you adjust more easily to the changes that new authority figures inevitably bring. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Much as you might dislike the idea, keep an open mind about using the assistance of a third party to help resolve problems that threaten to unravel an important agreement. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Music helps restore the Aquarian’s spiritual energies this week. Take someone you care for to a concert of your musical choice. Also, expect news about a workplace matter. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A challenge that seems easy enough at first could take an unexpected turn that might test your resolve. Decide if you feel you should stay with it, or if it’s better to move in another direction. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be strong when standing up for justice, both for yourself and for others.

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The Rise Is Racing of Biffle and Fall
as Hard as He Can
This hasn’t been the season Greg Biffle expected, though he certainly has time to pick up the pieces. The 39-year-old Biffle didn’t win How important is “brand loyduring the 2008 regular season, but alty”? Well, it’s more important after making the Chase, proceeded to win NASCAR than it was five to its first two races. He wound up third in the Sprint Cup standings. years now, Biffle’s first priority is For ago, because its officials making the about it again. doesn’t are talking Chase, but that mean he’s going to back off. They still talk more often “We’re certainly not racing conservabout the NASCAR racing as in atively,” he said. “We’rebrand, to win, but we’re not going to do anything stuevery other paragraph. But what pid. aboutknow we have to stay in (the top “We Chevy? What about Ford? 12 in Dodge? qualify for... Toyota? And order to And, yes the Chase). It’sFive years we’re the unofficial tight ... and ago, doing all we can do.” position was that fans were no Roush Fenway Racing put Biffle in what was then still the “brand loylonger interested in Winston Cup Series back in 2003. He finished secalty.” the Chase fans were interond in NASCAR standings two years later. A only ago, three Roush Fenway ested year in individual drivers. drivers of Biffle, Carl Edwards and That, — course, was a useful Matt Kenseth — made the Chase. rationalization at a but the posiThey could do it again, time when tions cars of the Sprint Cuphardly the of Biffle and Kenseth are and secure as the regular season enters its

Brand Loyalty

Don’t think that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick (here racing for the win at Martinsville) don’t help sell Chevys. (Photo: Getty Images)

indented lines on the hoods are sculpted. Adjustments to the noses have been made in Cup, and individual differences are being incorporated in a redesign scheduled for 013. It used to be, of course, that these redesigns occurred in Detroit, not NASCAR’s R&D Center, but at least the powers that be are paying attention again.


Nationwide series were being made indistinguishable from one another. This I can say. When I started

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1. MOVIES: Duncan Jones, director of “Source Code,” is the son of what famous rock musician? 2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is a dirk? 3. TELEVISION: What TV show propelled the career of comedian Robin Williams? 4. GEOGRAPHY: Rabat is the capital of what African nation? 5. HISTORY: What Nazi war criminal was captured in Argentina 15 years after World War II ended? 6. MYTHOLOGY: In what legend does the Sheriff of Nottingham play a major role? 7. INVENTIONS: Daimler was an early designer of what kind of machine? 8. MEASUREMENTS: Which month of the year is named for Mars, the Roman god of war? 9. LITERATURE: What literary form did Thespis invent? 10. ANATOMY: Where is the appendix in the human body? Answers 1. David Bowie 2. Long dagger 3. “Mork and Mindy” 4. Morocco 5. Adolf Eichmann 6. Robin Hood 7. Automobile 8. March 9. Greek tragedy 10. The junction between the small and large intestines
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1. Who released “Our Day Will Come,” and when? 2. What was Bread’s first release? How did it do? 3. Who released “Still the Same”? Bonus for knowing the album name. 4. What recording artist was born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien? 5. Which former Queen member recently earned a Ph.D.? 6. What group is known by the initials ELO, and what was its first No. 1 single? Answers 1. Ruby and the Romantics, in 1963. The song shot to No. 1 and was quickly followed with covers by Julie London and Patti Page. 2. “Dismal Day” was released 1969 and got a dismal reception: It didn’t chart. Bread had a No. 1 hit the following year with “Make It with You.” 3. Bob Seger, in 1978. The “Stranger in Town” album was Seger’s tenth. 4. Dusty Springfield. Her 1968 hit “Preacher Man” was used in the 1994 film “Pulp Fiction.” 5. Brian May earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics in 2007, two years after being made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. 6. Electric Light Orchestra. Its 1977 release “Turn to Stone” hit No. 1 on the charts — in Canada.
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Impatience is still somewhat of a problem. But a sign of progress should soothe the anxious Aries heart. Meanwhile, invest some of that waiting time in preparing for the change ahead. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bovines tend to excel at solving problems, not creating them. But you risk doing just that if you’re slow to respond to a timely situation. If necessary, seek advice from someone you trust. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The Gemini Twin might need to do more than a routine check of both a joblinked and home-based situation. Dig deeper for more data on both fronts to avoid unwanted surprises later. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Moon Children facing an important workplace decision are encouraged to use their perceptiveness to see through any attempt to win them over with a supercharge of fawning and flattery. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Good news catapults Leos and Leonas into reconsidering a deferred decision. But time has moved on, and it’s a good idea to recheck your plans and make adjustments where necessary. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The week favors relationships, both personal and professional. Take the time to the last time before 1. When waslook for and immediately repair Justin Verlander in 2009 Detroit’s any vulnerable areas caused by that an A.L. pitcher had at least 269 strikeouts in a season? 2. How many times did the Montreal Expos have a hitter lead the N.L. in batting average for a season? 3. Who holds the record for most rushing yards in a season at the University of Alabama? By Samantha Weaver 4. When was the last time before 2009 that the Denver Nuggets were • It was American cartoonist, It Western Conference in humorist and journalist Finals? Richard thewas evolutionary biologist Kin Hubbard Dawkins who made the following sage who made “We are all sage obser5. Name the the followingatheists about observation: last time the New York vation: “There’s no secret series. Islandersthe godsNHL playoffabout sucmost of won an that societies have ever cess. Did Some us just before believed the of know a successful one 6. When was everlast time go it?” god man who didn’t tell you about further.” New Zealand’s men’s soccer 2010 that • Next time you’re in Iowa, you ••• team made the to stopCupfor one two-year field? might want Worldthat the rural town It’s been reported by 7. According to The American Rac- the of Riverside, which touts itself as stretch, Elvis Presley ate nothing but meat future birthplace of year between loaf, mashed only oneand tomatoes. ing Manual, inpotatoes Captain James T. Kirk. 1997 was ••• Wayne Lukas 1983 andYep, the future birthplace. It D. parts seemsmoney leader amongholds that notInsneeze of “Star tradition sayingGene if the that Asia, Trek” creator somehorseyou once, someone is Roddenberry asserted that the characracing good about you; if youwas born in trainers. Who was? thingof James Tiberius Kirk sneeze twice ter inIowa, but he didn’t specify exactly if a row, something bad is being said; Answers you sneeze three times, someoneCityin where. In 1985, the Riverside is 1. Boston’s Pedro Martinez had 284more love with votedand declare sneezetown Council you; to if you their strikeouts intimes, you’re about to catch a than three 2000. the future birthplace of the character, cold. writing Oliver (.331) in 1982and 2. Twice — Al to Roddenberry later ••• receiving his (.334) in In honor of its and Tim Raines approval.1986. If you’re claim newfoundlike ran to fame, yardscity 3. Mark Ingramthe average human, you for every the have about 1,500 dreams1,658 year. began hosting an annual Trek Fest, in completeseason.Spockapalooza battle the 2009 with a ••• We all 1985. 4. Itthe bands. that the phrase “dog days of wasknow of summer” refers to thetwo playoff days 5. •Theyou enjoy won most sultry If Islanders cooking, you might of the year, but have ever wondered series inheard of came you theItfollowing 1993. have the term somefrom? seems that of where cookbooks: “Kill It and Grill that“The 6. ancient Romans believed It,” when the It was 1982. Joy known as the “Full Sirius, of Pickling,” dog star, shined the 7. Bobby Frankel, in 1993. of Beans,”
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sun, making the hot season even more unbearable. ••• Libra is the only sign of the zodiac that is not an animal. ••• Even if you don’t remember it from its original air dates in the 1950s and ‘60s, you surely have heard of the iconic American situation comedy “Leave It to Beaver.” You might not realize, though, that the original working title was “Wally and the Beaver.” The producers thought that made it sound like a show about a boy and his pet, so they changed it. ••• Thought for the Day: “A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.” -- Alfred E. Wiggam
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