Lifestyles

Paige Haley, far right, placed third in the annual STEM Essay Contest.

St. Margaret’s student is a STEM essay scholarship winner

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the 4th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior girls.  Paige Haley, a senior at St. Margaret’s School who plans to attend the College of William & Mary in the fall, placed third in the contest, receiving a $5,000 scholarship.  In her essay about wanting to

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  • 4-H Program, Westmoreland County and Montross Middle School: Call for volunteers, May 1

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The 4-H program of Westmoreland County is partnering with Montross Middle School to offer a financial literacy program called Reality Store  to 8th grade students during their career unit.  The Reality Store program culminates with a simulation event that requires help from the community.  Community volunteers are needed to person the stations that represent life’s daily expenses.  No experience necessary, all training provided on the morning of the event.  We would

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  • Essex County’s Mitchell Wade Brooks: A selfless man remembered

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Mitchell (right) with his two sons Max Steorts and Peyton at Peyton’s graduation.

    A man who would put you before himself even if it cost him. Someone who would pay your lunch tab just because he wanted to, not because he felt obligated or sought recognition. A man who made you want to be a better person, a better parent, a better partner, a harder worker and a better Christian. A naturally selfless individual. In the words of his friends, his loved ones,

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Paige Haley, far right, placed third in the annual STEM Essay Contest.

St. Margaret’s student is a STEM essay scholarship winner

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the 4th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior girls.  Paige Haley, a senior at St. Margaret’s School who plans to attend the College of William & Mary in the fall, placed third in the contest, receiving a $5,000 scholarship.  In her essay about wanting to

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  • 4-H Program, Westmoreland County and Montross Middle School: Call for volunteers, May 1

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The 4-H program of Westmoreland County is partnering with Montross Middle School to offer a financial literacy program called Reality Store  to 8th grade students during their career unit.  The Reality Store program culminates with a simulation event that requires help from the community.  Community volunteers are needed to person the stations that represent life’s daily expenses.  No experience necessary, all training provided on the morning of the event.  We would

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  • History comes alive at Richmond County Intermediate School

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:32 am

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    On Friday, April 3rd, Mr. Charles Belfield brought the War of 1812 to life for Richmond County Intermediate School sixth grade students in Mrs. Gayle Sterrett’s History class.  He brought many models, props, costumes, replicas, and documents that students were allowed to handle and experience.  Mr. Belfield focused primarily on the facts about the War of 1812 as they related to Richmond County, specifically. “The students were interested and impressed

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Religion

Church event – Annual Ushers Day, Siloam Baptist Church, Montross

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 8:48 am

The Ushers of Siloam Baptist Church in Montross will celebrate their Annual Ushers Day, Sunday, March 15 at 4 p.m. Guest minister will be Apostle Russell B. Smith of Macedonia Baptist Church, Center Cross, Va.

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  • Economic Update Workshop and Lunch Has Been Rescheduled

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Due to bad weather in February, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao has rescheduled the Economic Update Workshop to Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM in the church’s fellowship hall. This informative session will be presented by Vicki Thorpe and Anne Johns of Thrivent Financial and will cover the status of the current economy and its effect on investments and retirement.  Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that

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  • Free Lasagna dinner in Oak Grove on Friday

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Free Lasagna dinner, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oak Grove 224-7309. Friday February 27 5:30 – 7:00. Everyone is welcome!

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Health

Nurse Hoge presents Rappahannock General Hospital’s new robot, Rita P. Vita, controlled by Kim Warren of Bon Secours.

Medical innovation from iRobot showcased at Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

“I can truly see your eye reacting to the light there in the cafeteria,” the robot said as she zoomed in on a man’s eye.  “I can do the same thing to your other eye to make sure they are reacting the same way. That’s one of the big pieces of a neurologic exam.” The robot was in the Rappahannock General Hospital cafeteria in Kilmarnock. It had a screen and

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  • Riverside Tappahannock Hospital prepares for potential Ebola threats

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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    Riverside Tappahannock Hospital conducted training recently to prepare for any potential Ebola threats in the community.   “Just as we rehearse during our mass casualty drills, practicing for unexpected or unusual situations, we regularly evaluate and update protocols as community health situations or threats arise,” said John Peterman, Vice President and Administrator for Riverside Tappahannock. “We have been paying attention to what has been happening in the rest of the

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  • Essex looking to combine rescue squads

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Essex County could soon be bidding farewell to the long-standing non-profit Tappahannock Volunteer Rescue Squad as a standalone organization. The board of supervisors is considering a merger that would later this year combine the volunteer agency and Essex County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) into one EMS agency serving all Essex County citizens. County Administrator Reese Peck indicated that the Tappahannock rescue squad was part of a nationwide trend of volunteer

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