The Sherando Times

Volume III, Issue 18

Stephens City • Middletown • Kernstown

May 4 – 10, 2011

Nip & Tuck: Solves aging?
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Law lets bikes run red lights
and bikes aren’t heavy enough or don’t have enough metal to trip the sensor. “Most of the traffic signals today have a wire in the road – so it’s an induction loop. And frequently there’s just not enough metallic mass for the induction loop to pick up a cycle that goes over there,” Burnley said. “If you’re on a bike and you get to a stoplight – and I stop for stoplights religiously – it puts me into a difficult position. Because if the light doesn’t change, I’ve either got to wait for a car to come up behind me to trip the stoplight, or I’ve got to break the law – and I don’t like to do that.” D e l e g at e Th o m a s “ Ta g ” Greason, who sponsored HB 1981, said the legislation will make things much safer for riders. “ The bill i s de sig ne d to increase the safety for those riders who ride motorcycles, mopeds or bicycles,” Greason said. “When they approach and are stranded at an intersection, and the weight of their vehicle is not great enough to trigger the light, and so they’re stranded at a red light, and they really don’t have any legal options available to them under today’s code.” causes an accident. But those questions have been addressed in the bill, he said. “Imagine that the red light is a stop sign: If the motorcyclist pulls out into oncoming traffic and causes an accident, he would have the same liability if he was at a red light or if he was at a stop sign,” Greason said. Under his measure, motorcycles and bicycles must come to a complete stop at a red light and wait for 10 seconds or two cycles of the light. “Then they proceed with caution, as if they were at a stop sign, and they must maintain all the liability, and give way to oncoming traffic, from either direction,” Greason said. “So there is no transfer of liability.” Delegate Bill Janis, R-Glen Allen, introduced a similar measure – HB 1991. His proposal was folded into Greason’s bill. HB 1981 passed the House on a 75-4 vote in January. The Senate then unanimously approved the bill – with an amendment emphasizing that bicyclists and motorcyclists who proceed through a red light must yield to oncoming traffic. The House then voted 87-11 in favor of the amended bill.

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be allowed to run those red lights, under certain situations, under a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Bob McDonnell. House Bill 1981 will let motorcyclists, moped riders and bicyclists pass through red lights, as long as there is no oncoming traffic, after waiting 10 seconds or two cycles of the light. The law will take effect July 1. Champe Burnley, president of the Virginia Bicycling Federation, said riders of twowheel vehicles often end up trapped at red lights, with no safe, legal option about what to do, because motorcycles

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Our washing machine is pretty old, and one day when my son was doing laundry the dial made a cracking sound and came off in his hand. Right now we make do by arduously turning the small plastic collar that’s left until the wash cycle comes on. However, only one cycle, “permanent press,” works properly (goes all the way from start to finish). Is there any way to fix this, or should I start saving for a new washer? — Hannah G., Brattleboro, Vt. Unfortunately, I’m not sure exactly what the solution would be. If I had the make and model of the washing machine, I could look up common problems and suggested fixes for that brand. I do know that some replacement parts, like the dial, can be ordered, but if the machine is more than several years old, the part may no longer be available. The single-cycle only problem might be a problem with the wash timer, but again, it’s tough to know how to fix it. Your best option at the moment is to contact an appliance repair center with the make and model and a description of the problem. A repairman might come out to fully diagnose the issue. If so, ask for any repair estimate in writing before allowing any work to be done. *** I picked up an older washerdryer set for a good price via an online ad. Everything works fine, except that when the clothes are done washing, they seem to

have a lot of lint and stuff on them. Most of it comes off in the dryer, but it’s annoying. How can I fix it? — A Reader, via email Sounds like the washer could have had some kind of linttrap attachment. Many, many years ago, some upright washers had perforated plastic attachments placed on or near the top of the basin to catch stray lint during the wash and rinse cycles. Contact the person you bought it from and ask if he or she has something like that. You may be able to order the part online as well.



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If you’re single, it’s likely that you’re using dating Web sites like job seekers use Monster and Hotjobs, hoping that you’ll find someone who fits your dating profile. The TV commercials love to trumpet the fact that one in five relationships today start on an online dating site. The thing that irritates Dr. Kenneth Ryan is that they fail to mention what happens AFTER people meet online. “The term ‘online dating’ itself is deceptive,” said Ryan, author of Finding Your Prince in a Sea of Toads: How to Find a Quality Guy Without Getting Your Heart Shredded ( “You don’t ‘date’ online. You meet online, but the dating that occurs after all the emails and online chats is something people still find confusing and frustrating. Figuring out how to write a decent profile for a web site is only step one. Steps two through marriage are more about relating in-person than online. If people do not know how to evaluate and grow a relationship, they end u p discouraged or part of the 50% divorce

statistics.” Dr. Ryan, who has spent years with his wife counseling engaged couples about sex through their church classes on marriage, has aggregated some of his best advice on dating into a list of the five most common mistakes made in dating. They include: √ D on’t B e To o Passive – Some women feel helpless and

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tory males look for desperate women because they will do almost anything to get a guy. hopeless because few men have shown interest in them. They sit alone at home hoping Prince Charming will one day knock on the door. There are many ways a woman can improve her connections with guys and make herself more appealing. They are not helpless or hopeless.

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asked to repeat three words, tell time, know the day of the week, spell a word backward and copy a figure with pencil and paper. Nearly one-third of those senior patients being released from the hospital had low cognition scores. This means that seniors coming out of the hospital might not understand the instructions they’re given for medications and self-care. Tested again one month later, their scores had risen considerably for things like reading, writing, calculations and comprehension. One conclusion of the study was that “patient self-management” training -- teaching the patient about his or her medications and care -- should be handled later rather than at the time the patient is being sent home. Another conclusion was that doctors and family (and I’d add “friends”) need to step up, be aware of the phenomenon and give assistance -- or at least arrange for it. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 38536475, or send e-mail to
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Confusion after hospital stay
Anyone who’s been in the hospital can remember the feeling of unreality that comes from the noises and sleep interruptions in that environment, not to mention feeling unwell. And going home doesn’t automatically make everything fine again: Many seniors experience loss of memory, confusion and cognitive problems when they’re discharged from the hospital. The National Institute of Aging commissioned a study on this phenomenon, and it was completed by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Two hundred seniors age 70plus who had no previous cognitive or dementia issues were given a Mini-Mental Status Examination upon release from the hospital. This 30-question test only takes a few minutes to administer, and checks for things such as orientation to time and place, calculation, attention and recall. The patient is

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Belle Grove’s “Of Ale and History” Saturday, May 7th
By Lorie Showalter The Sherando Times Belle Grove was brewing plans Tuesday morning for its 16th annual beer festival this Saturday, May 7 and between its directors, coordinators, staff and sponsors, their “Of Ale and History” beer festival is fermenting into a wonderful weekend. Executive Director Elizabeth McClung, Events and Program Coordinator Cora Gnegy and a half dozen sponsors and Belle Grove staff members met to discuss and finalize the burgeoning plans for the much awaited for festival. McClung says, “This year we’ve expanded offerings and tastings from 40 to 65 microbrews and tickets have been selling very well.” McClung said this was the first year they’d been able to offer tickets directly from their own website, which helps them monitor how well sales are going. Advance tickets can also be purchased for $0 at any Handy Mart location as usual, however this year they also offer tickets online from their website McClung credits Gnegy for coordinating the event saying,

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or $5 for designated drivers and children. Ticket prices are $5 at the gate on May 7. The ticket price includes a commemorative tasting glass which holds eight tasting tickets, tours of the historic manor house, access to all vendors, activities and area crafters, as well as musical entertainment by bands Cazhmiere who will be performing from 11:30 a.m. to :30 p.m. and Modern Thieves from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gnegy says, “Designated drivers, children or individuals not wanting to taste or sample the beer are given a different colored wristband.” Whether the wristband is orange or blue, the building excitement over the upcoming festival is definitely in the air. In addition to food, drink, music and an array of entertainment, the Winchester Cannons rugby team will host a multiclub tournament on the front meadow. For those who are designated drivers, complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and water will be available and sponsored by Red Bull. Another new feature of the festival will be its opening time which will be 11 a.m. instead of noon. McClung says they’ve learned that the event brings in so many families that they wanted to give more people opportunity to get settled on the grounds prior to the tasting which begins at noon. This gives families time to find a comfortable picnic spot, tour the manor and grounds, seek out vendors and then be ready for the “tasting field” at 1:00 p.m. “We’ve found this has become such a family event and we want to accommodate this trend,” says McClung. Sixty-two beers will be available for tasting which means after your first eight tastes which come with your admission ticket, if your goal is to taste the other 54 brands, don’t despair, you can purchase additional tickets at the festival and continue to enjoy the music and other entertainment. Beer without food would be like, well … the beach without an ocean, so the festival has that covered too! Vendors at the event range from Thai, BBQ, Italian and other favorites as well as a mix of European imported beer, American microbrews and a few domestic favorites. So, what’s the forecast for this long awaited and much needed fun festival of beer and ale? Does it really matter? One sponsor was heard to say, “All we need now is for the beer god to look out for us!” Another claimed that Grounds Supervisor Dennis Campbell was in charge of the weather … well Dennis, what do you say? We won’t hold you responsible but anything you can do to make it sunny and nice would be much appreciated!


Admission ticket includes this commemorative beer tasting glass with eight tasting tickets.

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√ Don’t Panic – Women become so fearful that they will never find a guy who loves them that they abandon their convictions and make irrational, dangerous decisions. Some painful effects are immediate, while some might not surface for years. √ Don’t Sleep with the Boyfriend – Every woman must make her own decision and it is a huge decision. This is the most common and most harmful mistake. It causes an avalanche of problems, many that the woman does not anticipate. Sex with a boyfriend might seem romantic or exhilarating but there are hidden fangs that will cut deep. You can’t put a condom on your heart. “It’s not easy to navigate the sharkinfested waters of the dating world, but if you can follow these basic tips, you shouldn’t have to worry about being someone else’s prey,” Dr. Ryan added. About Dr. Kenneth Ryan Dr. Kenneth Ryan offers straight talk with a twist of humor about relationships garnered from years of not only counseling engaged couples about sex, but from his own marriage and living with three teenage daughters. He understands the yearning of most young women to be loved and cherished by a great guy. Dr. Ryan started writing for his three daughters - everything that they need to know about the truth of relationships and sex so they will always be two steps ahead of any guy they might date

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Should you get nipped and tucked?
Anti-aging advocate reveals why plastic surgery can be good for you

Jane Baskin thinks that if you don’t like what you see in the mirror, you should feel free to change it. “I’m a big advocate of what I call Life .0,” said Baskin, a former social worker, anti-aging advocate and author of Jane of the Jungle (http://foreverkindayoung. “What I’m referring to is the third stage of life, or the second stage of middle age.

Because of the extended life span and the ability to prolong youth with medicine, diet, exercise and plastic surgery, old age is postponed. So what do you do when your kids are grown and you don’t want to work a straight job any more? Waiting to die used to be a brief wait, but now it can take thirty years or more. Life .0 is that time between cresting middle age and getting old. It should be

as vital a time as youth. And if you feel young, you should look young, too.” The numbers bear out her message. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 13.1 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including those that are minimally-invasive or surgical, were performed in the United States in 010, up 5 percent from 009. In addition, more than 5.3 million reconstruc-

tive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up  percent. The increase in cosmetic plastic surgery mirrors the rise in consumer confidence throughout most of 010.

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Loving Arms assists with ‘Loaves and Fishes’ project
By Carol Ballard Warren County Report A new food pantry has opened in the basement of the Hospitality House at Loving Arms Assisted Living to help serve the needs of eligible folks from Warren and surrounding counties. Its name is Loaves and Fishes, and it is based on the bible story about a miracle performed by Jesus Christ turning a few loaves of bread and some fish into a feast big enough to feed hundreds of hungry people. To Shelly Cook, RN, founder and director of Loving Arms, the point is that there’s always enough. “It’s been a dream of mine to help the community and feed the poor,” she said. Shelly and volunteers Megan Perrero, who performs managerial and intake duties and, Patrick Johnson, who is executive chef and chief dietary manager for Loving Arms, were all gathered in the basement storehouse, and enthusiastically went over some of the details of the operation. Megan said that since the pantry opened on Ash Wednesday last month, it has served 47 peopleapproximately 30 a day. Patrick commented on the sharing aspect of the program. “We depot here – today we sent 1900 lbs of food to Madison County. So far we’ve also shared food with Luray, Woodstock, Stanley, and Rappahannock County, but the majority is given to Front Royal,” he said, and added, “It’s about working together for the common cause for humanity.” Shelly said that the project got off the ground initially because she was approached by representatives of the Arlington diocese of Catholic Charities who wanted to know whether they could assist with Loving Arms’ needs. They have since brought help to Loaves and Fishes and give monetary support, but Shelly, with the help of volunteers, is essentially responsible for the day-to-day operations. They also work with Father Fasano of Front Royal’s St. John’s Catholic Church, who, she said, “offers an extended hand as well.” “I thank the Catholic charities, but I first thank God. He’s the reason we’re here. We couldn’t do it without him,” Shelly said. Megan also communicates with other churches to let them know about a program Shelly characterizes as a “humanitarian act of all Faiths coming together, to work together to stop hunger”. There is also secular help. Once a month they get food from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and also buy from the Blue Ridge Food Bank at a reduced rate. Food is also donated through commercial enterprises and Big Box stores. “We’re trying to augment some of the government’s programs that a family may not qualify for,” she said. And some of the elderly are

Volunteers Megan Perrero, Chef Patrick Johnson and Director Shelly Cook
not as well taken care of by the standard services. Patrick said, “One consequence of the system is that families with children get help and older people get tanked.” For example, one client told them that he receives $684 in Social Security per month and is eligible only for $14 a month in food stamps. “It’s not about criticizing the government programs, but just about helping others. It’s not my job to know how much money they have, or how many cars are in their driveway,” Shelly said. Shelly wanted to emphasize that there is not as much abuse of the system by people in need as some skeptics think. She said, “It’s not true people go from pantry to pantry. We have people here who want to give back. We have people volunteering. One lady goes to Food Lion and collects bakery items and brings them here and others have stepped up as well. Someone came here who was on Disability and couldn’t hold a job and he comes here and helps. It feels good getting to help other people.” Also, no one is made to feel unwelcome and there is dignity in the process of collecting food and other items. At the entry, there are shopping carts, so people can choose their own food. Some special items are just for kids. There’s a snack bin where they can get a bag and count out snacks for a week . There are even coloring books for them. “That was Megan’s idea,” Shelly said, and added, “One little girl came in and said, ‘I get to choose?’” “We don’t turn anyone away. Megan does the intake paperwork with them and fills out forms if there’s a literacy problem. I’ve watched the staff help people who were crying, and they were so compassionate. We want to make the experience for them easy,” Shelly asserted. There is a form to fill out that asks how else the Pantry may help, which is designed to help the person in the long run, not just to patch up the temporary need for food. “We try to see what else the person needs. There are a lot of programs people don’t know about and if they don’t know where to look, they won’t know what is out there,” Shelly said. On the person’s first visit to the Pantry, they can get food from the USDA section, then two weeks later they can have a second shopping for a great variety of donated canned and non-perishable items. Thirty days after the initial visit, they can

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will be held at the Commons on Main Street in Stephens City, on Saturday May 28th. The Newtown Heritage Festival will be featuring 2 new commemoratives this year, a Paperweight displaying the Battle of Newtown and an Ornament of the Look Out Tree. Both will be available soon at Stephens City Town office.

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Breathe easy

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Have yourself or loved ones evaluated by a health care professional for any breathing issues. Two different types are mainly used for the care and control of asthma related symptoms; relief and controller. Relief medications are used for sudden shortness of breath, wheezing or other symptoms. Controller medications are taken daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Helping to maintain a healthy lifestyle often takes making changes, like avoiding things that trigger an attack.
Possible triggers: *Pollen from trees and grasses *Animal dander *Air pollution/high ozone levels *Molds *Dust mites *Cockroaches *Tobacco smoke *Exercise Medications: Getting Control:

Area residents were treated Tuesday, May 3 to an asthma screening as part of Valley Health’s initiative to educate on World Asthma Day. Their ‘breathe easy’ truck was spotted on South Pleasant Valley Road.

Valley Health promotes World Asthma Day
Take a deep breath has dual meaning for approximately 15 million people across the United States. For those 15 million, sometimes a deep breath can feel like an eternity on pause. Asthma attacks have been compared to breathing through a drinking straw, the throat tightens, the chest refuses to inflate, and air is limited. Undiagnosed, an asthmatic can feel like each pained breath is a million years long, in order to help keep everyone educated and aware of the asthma issued prevelant in today’s society Valley Health hit the road. To help raise awareness Valley Health mobilized with their ‘On the Road to Better Health’ vehicle for asthma checks on South Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester. Medical staff were on hand to provide asthma screenings and to help educate the public on what has become one major disease. Reducing activities in areas of high pollen can help keep asthmatics aware, and in control of their affliction. Making sure to keep an open dialogue between the patient and their healthcare professional is importqant in order to keep up on the latest medical trials, medication releases, and controllers that are new to the market. If your asthma is under control with a daily controller asking if that controller is the appropriate approach can often help open the floor for discussion. — Staff Reports

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again get USDA items. Fresh produce, milk, eggs, bread and bakery items are given when available any day the pantry is open. Pet food may also be available, depending on whether it has been donated. Patrick said, “We try to keep as many nutritious foods as possible by stocking whole wheat, and even some gluten-free items. We would like to have some sugar-free food, but it’s cost-prohibitive.” Any donation is welcome, but donations of money go further, because they are able to stretch it by shopping in a different area with their discounts. For a $1 donation, for example, they can buy three times as much food. And Shelly stressed, “We’re not-for-profit, no position is paid, we operate with all volunteers. One-hundred per cent of all donated money goes to Loaves and Fishes.” Shelly is a life-long resident of Warren County and founded Loving Arms Assisted Living in 1998 after she went back to school and got her Registered Nurse degree at Shenandoah University. She said, “I didn’t want to leave this world without making a difference. I had a dream and a vision to save people, and I can’t close my eyes to the problems in the world or community, or wait for the next person to do it. I know I can’t solve all the world’s problems, but I can help. If I can send somebody home with enough food so they can feel good about themselves tonight, then I’ve helped - it’s so simple. I truly just love my community and I couldn’t do any of this without my husband, the volunteers, Patrick and Megan. Of all the achievements in my life, I hope someone remembers this.” Volunteers are still needed to help out at the food pantry and they still need personal hygiene donations like shampoo, soap, diapers baby wipesthings that aren’t covered by WIC or food stamps. Toilet tissue, paper towels, and dish and laundry soap are always needed. Donations should be in unopened paper, plastic or glass containers. Donors may drop off donations at the town drop off locations at any time, but at the food pantry only on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Monetary contributions can be made online at Catholic Charities on www.ccda. net and designate Loaves and Fishes. Checks can also be sent to the Loaves and Fishes address below. A representative of the Blue Ridge

The Loving Arms Food Pantry entrance welcomes all who pass through their doors.
Area Food Bank will be there April 19 from 10 a.m. to  p.m. to help people fill out the paperwork for getting food stamps and will do the initial qualification. Directions: Take 340 south to Rivermont Dr. (Rt. 619) follow for approximately four miles, then make a left onto Lee Burke Rd., then make first left onto John Rice Rd and follow the dirt Rd. to the third house on the right. Enter through the French doors at basement level. Open 5 days a week, Tues. - Fri. - 10 a.m. to  p.m.; Wed. - 5 to 7 p.m; Sat. -1 to  p.m. These hours are subject to change if there are no volunteers available at the pantry, so it’s best to call ahead.

Loving Arms Food Pantry “Loaves and Fishes” 208 John Rice Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630 Phone: (540) 622-2479

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begin at pm and end at 4pm. Open to kids 1-15 years of age. Prizes for the first four trout, the largest fish, and the smallest fish will be awarded in each class. Classes are 1-6 years, 7-10 years and 11-15 years. Please bring your own fishing tackle and bait. There will be professional fisherman to help with the little people. Parents or guardians must accompany childrenAll mothers will get a free hotdog and drink, the first 60 will receive a red rose.NO FISHING AFTER 4pm! No Pets Rotary club May 10, 011, The Rotary Club of Frederick County meets Tuesday morning, May 10, 011 at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room - Allen Dining Hall. Invited guests, club members and visiting Rotarians are welcome. A program will be provided for the membership. May 17, 011, The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet Tuesday morning, May 17, 011 at 7:30 a.m. at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room - Allen Dining Hall. Mr. David Urso, Director of Development for Lord Fairfax Community College will address the club. Invited guests, club members and visiting Rotarians are welcome. May 4, 011, The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet Tuesday morning, May 4, 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. Ms. Rhonda Smiley will discuss the advantages of mediation over litigation. Laurel Center 5th annual workshop D o n’ t L e t A n y o n e C o n trol Your Destiny 5th Annual Women’s Workshop & Reception Tuesday, May 10th 5-8:30PM Jim B a r n e tt Pa rk , War Memor i al Building S o c i al Hall Winchester, VA Keynote: Stacey Chatman, Founder & President of Xtreme Fit Studio As an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, former Washington Redskins Cheerleader & mother, Stacey’s mission in life is assisting people in achieving their goals & dreams and finding a special purpose and mission of their own. 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in “The Abbey” on the nd floor. Social time 11:30am-noon. Share ideas & topics on senior issues 1-1 pm . All business associated with seniors are invited. Contact: Lisa Carper 540-7-7458. Spay Today Spay Today is this area’s low cost, non-profit program for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates. To find a participating vet near you: or 30478-8330. Walk in Faith nonprofit ongoing event “To Walk In Faith, a grass root nonprofit formed to provide homeless aid, support and relief in Winchester and Frederick Co area is currently conducting an ongoing donation drive of recyclable items including: inkjet and/or laser printer cartridges, cell phones, aluminum cans, copper wire (stripped or unstripped) and other recyclable metals. Pickup is available in immediate Winchester and Frederick Co. areas. Please contact us at: or (540)550-9146 leave voicemail please TOPS weight loss meetings Take of f Pound s S ensibly Wednesday’s at 5:30 PM. 333 W Cork Street Conference Room  Winchester, VA. Let’s start the New Year out right! TOPS is an economical weight loss club with a small annual registration fee and a monthly fee of only $6.00. For more information call Michelle at 869-9144 or visit Weigh in weekly with us and get the support you need in 011 and lose that unwanted weight. or by calling 540.869.0497. Yard and bake sale May 14, 011 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Refuge UM Church, 717 Refuge Church Rd, Stephens City, Va Yard and bake sale to benefit church ministries.Brenda Lambert 540 869-673 Country Dinner and Gospel Concert May 8, 011 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Refuge United Methodist Church, 717 Refuge Church Rd., Stephens City, Va Country Dinner 4:00 pm 6:00 pm. Smokey Wilson in concert following dinner. Freewill offerings for both events. Brenda Lambert 540-869-673 Praise and worship May 6th thru 8th. Open to the Public ~ FREE Admission NonDemoninational, Many Bands!! All proceeds benefit the Warren Coalition. This event will take place at Skyline Ranch Resort, Front Royal. Call for more info: 540-635-4169
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For Sale? Wanted? List them here for FREE! Send your ad to: controls, mic, headphones, & cables. Control panel enclosed in hard case. Great system to get started in your own DJ business. In excellent condition. All you need are your own music cds and you can immediately start your own business. Pictures available. $3000.00.(540) 535-7315. Pet Hair Sheep lambs, they do not have wool so there is no need to ever shear! This breed has hair like a dog ,they shed out to a smooth coat in summer, just like dogs do. Females $200.00 Wethers $150.00 & Rams $300.00. Raised naturally with their mother’s,around human contact daily, in Shenandoah County VA. We have even sold to children’s petting zoo. Please email for more information,photos or to be put on our wait list. unicorn1@ Mens plus size clothing for sale. Sizes 4, 5 and 6X. Good Condition. Urban wear. Many jackets also. Please call 540-631-4552 Handyman/repair/remodeling business assets for sale. 2002 14 foot freightliner/sprinter van fully loaded with tools. Ready to run business now. To much information to list so if you are interested please email me $22,000 for all or willing to split tools and van. $18,000 for van and $4,000 for tools. Call 703-930-3438 / Wedding Gown, size 10, never worn, white form fitting lace & pearls at waist and thruout dress, sleeveless, chiffon full skirt, long chiffon train, 6” satin trim at bottom, scoop neckline, matching short chiffon veil with pearl headband, preserved for storage -$350 or $400 - 540-539-4872. 27” Sony TV with original remote (not flat screen) in excellent condition $50. (540) 622-2172 Piano- Wurlitzer, VGC Ivory/cream with gold trim. Has gold cushion seat with storage. $550.00. . Slipcovers for high back dining room chairs. Country look, blue and white. Only 5, $75.00 for all. Lots of kitchen items, dishes, bowls, corning ware, silverware, take all $75.00. Kitchen table, round glass w four cushion high back chairs. very nice $75.00. Leave message 868-9030 Apple iPod Touch 8 GB - Brand new in box-never used. $185/ obo. Wii Game System and Sport Pack rarely used. $200. Call 540-533-1472 1998 Suzuki Motorcycle ( street bike ), LS650 Savage, orange in color, garage kept and no miles: $ 1,395.00 call 540 974 6460 Trolling motor, brand new with new heavy duty battery never used. (Marine battery)/10 Folding chairs and 4 heavy folding tables 5 x 6 ft. long/Carpet steam cleaning unit with attachments, slightly used./Large picnic cooler, operates on 12 volt vehicle system. Call after 5:00 p.m. 540-8692899 For sale NIB fuel pump for 1987-1990 Mazda B2000 truck with 2.0 liter engine.$25.00 call 540-869-6425

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“To Walk In Faith”, is conducting a donation drive of aluminum cans, copper wire and recyclable metals. Pickup is available in immediate Winchester and Frederick Co. areas.Call 540-550-9146 Looking for female roommate to share 3 bedroom trailer in Stephens City. $350 per month, includes utilities. Smoking ok. Must like cats. Call Tonya at 540-868-0307 Need a good tenant for huge basement apartment in my home. Walkout/Private entrance/appliances. On 3 country acres, near both Stephens City and Winchester. $ 795.00/month. Call Randy at 540 974 6460 or email randyperry.


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Many potential sellers are sitting out the real-estate market and waiting for prices to rise again. But if you need to sell now, there are ways to get the most money for your home. First, don’t try to sell it yourself. An agent or broker will have tools that aren’t available to you: Multiple Listing Service, contacts with other agents, knowledge of the area, pricing comparisons (known as “comps”) and more. At the same time, you’ll need a savvy agent, and it’s up to you to ask questions before you sign with one. The little things can add up: Will the agent hold an open house? Will the agent put your house on the weekly “caravan” where other agents tour your property? Will potential buyers be financially pre-screened? Does the agent have contacts with mortgage lenders to be able to link up with pre-approved buyers who are just beginning to look? What is the marketing plan for your property? On which online sites will your home be listed? There are some steps you can take to have your house looking its best. Here are some recommendations: • Have a home inspection done in advance so there are no surprises dur-

ing negotiations with a buyer. Either have those things fixed or be prepared to take a lower price. As a general rule, a buyer wants a place to move into, not move into and fix. • De-clutter. Throw out or store elsewhere items that make your home look smaller than it is. Take personal photos off the wall. Clear out closets so it looks like there’s plenty of space. (If you’re not sure if you’ve de-cluttered enough, take photos and study them. That’s how the space will look in sale flyers. If there is still too much stuff, move it out.) Ask a friend for an unbiased opinion. • Clean. If necessary, hire a professional service to clean floors and appliances. • Paint. A neutral color is more pleasing to a wider number of potential buyers. • Have the yard manicured and keep it mowed and trimmed at all times. Invest in pots of colorful flowers. • Make sure there are enough lamps in each room to make the space seem bright and open. Leave open the drapes for more natural light when the house is being shown. Finally, don’t make any expensive changes unless your agent suggests it might be necessary. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to
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Speedway. job. ... The teams came to“Really, we’re working as hard as we can every really well, best race gether week to bring the really cars we can to the track,” said Biffle. quickly, andthat we have the best “It’s important I think we can possible equipment right now. run pretty strong through“We’re racing as hard as we can. to participate in the next out this entire season.” Sprint Cup race at RichIt’s hard to believe this mond International Race- is actually Kahne’s eighth way. season in NASCAR’s preThus far, in the No. 4 mier series. In 006, he Toyota, Kahne has collect- collected six wins and fined three top-10 finishes, ished eighth in the final though a disastrous Tal- standings. The most recent ladega showing relegated of Kahne’s 11 victories ochim to 18th in the Sprint curred in September 009 Cup standings. He was at Atlanta Motor Speed11th four races ago. Biffle says his first priority is making the Chase, way. Roush Fenway driver Greg but that doesn’t mean he’s going to back off from trying to win races. (Photo: “We’ve learning Understandably, Kahne Getty Images) been some things,”we know we’re on prefers not to look but, at the said Kahne. We’re not taking big risks, ahead ular season), and the bubble, so are important to have to next year, racing forhe win.” “The cars it’s a lot differ- same time, we’re when the will Monte Dutton has covered motorgood finishes right now.” ent than what we’ve had inis join for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette sports NASCAR’s premier Biffle, from Vancouver, Wash., since 1993. He was named writer of one of only two drivers to have won the past ... in both the Nation- team, Hendrick. For now, the year by the National Motorsports championships we’ve been off Press Association in 2008. His wide and Camping ... we have every week, but World Truck he wants to concentrate on blog NASCAR This Week series. (Johnny Benson is the other.) Biffle also was rookie of the year in his present status at Team a great team with Red Bull ( features all of his reporting on racing, roots music both series. He came up through and life on NASCAR’s developmental system, Red Bull.the road. E-mail Monte at behind it. winning track championships early in “It’s back to kind of how his“It’s really nice to drive career at Tri-City Raceway in West Richland, Wash., and Portland (Ore.) © 2009 awesome equipment, nice it shouldKing Featuresthink,” he be, I Synd., Inc. cars. TRD (Toyota Racing said. “I think racing should Development) does a good be fun. It’s a job, but it final four races. more, What’s Kahne “We’re just going to have to be better,” said Biffle. “We knowsurgery underwent knee that. We’re nervous about getting in (the Chase), recently can happen. a torn and anythingto repair ... There are some races we’re concerned about meniscus. Still, he planned leading up to the cutoff (end of the reg-

attention to the message. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A year of riding an emotional pogo stick finally settles down. Use this calmer period to restore frayed relationships and to pursue new opportunities. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A SCORPIO (October 23 to Novemonce-harmonious relationship appears ber 21) Your words can sting, so be to be hitting some sour notes. Spend careful how you respond to a friend’s some time together to see why things actions. A calm approach could prohave gone off-key. What you learn duce some surprising facts. might surprise you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You December 21) Be careful about whose feel a need to make some changes. secrets you’re being asked to keep. Good — you can do it on a small scale They could impose an unfair burden (some new clothes, for example), or on a straight arrow like you. go big and redecorate your home and/ CAPRICORN (December 22 to or office. 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Biffle Is Racing Kahne Takes as Hard as He Can Layoverbeen the season Greg With Team This hasn’t Biffle expected, though he certainly Red Bull has time to pick up the pieces.

The 39-year-old Biffle didn’t win during the 2008 of Kasey KahThis stage regular season, but after making the Chase, proceeded to win its career races. He wound up ne’s first two is tumultuous third in the Sprint Cup standings. almost by definition. Whatis For now, Biffle’s first priority making the Chase, but that doesn’t should be the prime mean he’s going to back off. of the “We’re certainly career is a bit 31-year-old’s not racing conservatively,” he said. “We’re racing to win, but we’re not going to do anything stumuddled, if only for now. pid. Kahne left have to stay in Petty “We know we Richard (the top 12 in order to qualify for the Chase). Motorsports near the end It’s tight ... and we’re doing all we can do.” of lastFenway Racing 01, he season. In put Biffle in Roush what was then Hendrick Mowill join still the Winston Cup Series back in 2003. He finished second in the Chase standings two years torsports, replacing Mark later. A year ago, three Roush Fenway Martin. drivers — Biffle, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth — made the Chase. This year, again, but the posiThey could do itthough, Kahne tions of Biffle a one-year ride and Kenseth is taking regular seasonare hardly secure as the enters its

Kasey Kahne is taking a oneyear ride with Team Red Bull before replacing Mark Martin at Hendrick Motorsports next season. (John Clark/NASCAR This Week photo)

should be fun, too. “It’s nice to see all the little things they do to prepare. I think my car is probably one of the nicest cars in that whole garage over there. ... I’m just happy to be where I’m at. ••• Monte Dutton covers motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette. E-mail Monte at nascarthisweek@
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with Team Red Bull as a teammate of Brian Vickers.

1. HISTORY: The Geneva Convention, agreements that define international treatment of prisoners of war, were updated in what year? 2. MYTHOLOGY: What are the nine patron goddesses of the arts called? 3. GEOGRAPHY: The Pyrenees Mountains lie between France and what other country? 4. ANATOMY: Stomatitis is inflammation of what? 5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Mother Cabrini was the first U.S. citizen to become what? 6. PRESIDENTS: Who was the 14th president of the United States? 7. SCIENCE: What genus do human beings belong to? 8. LITERATURE: In what century did Dante complete “The Divine Comedy”? 9. TELEVISION: On the animated children’s show “Arthur,” what kind of animal does the main character resemble? 10. MATH: What is the square root of 64? Answers 1. 1949 2. The Muses 3. Spain 4. The mouth 5. A saint 6. Franklin Pierce 7. Homo 8. 14th century 9. Aardvark 10. 8
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1. Which artist wrote and sang “Kodachrome,” and when? 2. What song do Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Mick Jagger and David Bowie have in common? 3. Which rocker was born Steven Victor Tallarico? 4. What name did the Grateful Dead use when the band first started? And when was that? 5. Who sang “I Got a Name”? 6. Name all four Neville brothers. Answers 1. Paul Simon in 1973. Kodachrome was a type of 35mm film, and Kodak required the song to carry the trademark symbol in the title. 2. “Dancing in the Street,” first done in 1964 by Reeves. Jagger and Bowie teamed up with a duet in 1985 for Live Aid. 3. Steven Tyler, originally of Aerosmith. He’s recently acted as a judge on “American Idol.” 4. They began as the Warlocks in 1965. Legend has it that “grateful” and “dead” came together by flipping dictionary pages. 5. Jim Croce. The song appeared on the album of the same name, which was released in late 1973 after his death in a small-plane crash. 6. In order of birth: Art, Charles, Aaron and Cyril. Of the four, Aaron has had the most solo success.
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