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Some of the local hunters who received boxed lunches from Warsaw Baptist Church on Saturday were Gary Sanders (from left), Jennifer Masiak, Joseph Masiak and Joseph Jr.

Hunter’s Lunch at Warsaw Baptist Church helps raise funds for Standing Rock mission trip

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

By selling boxed lunches to local hunters, the women of Warsaw Baptist Church are gearing up to provide their seventh year of ministry services to the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota. The Hunter’s Lunch fundraisers at the Warsaw Baptist church on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 were two of many fundraisers that help raise the $36,000 needed for 27 individuals to go on their yearly mission trip each August. For

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  • Students embrace hands-on classes at ‘Be Proud, Be Protected’ event in Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Students look on as Christina Dempsey (left) speaks on Distracted Driving and the impact of losing loved ones at “Be Proud, Be Protected.”

    At first, Richmond County school students and brothers Jacob and John Lee Grindstaff were not initially happy with their mother’s request that they attend the “Be Proud Be Protected” presentations held at the Northern Neck Technical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 10. After attending the three classes and enjoying their hands-on experiences, the brothers said that they’d like to do it again. “Be Proud Be Protected” hosted by Delegate Margaret Ransone

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  • Song, dance and holiday cheer at The Orchard’s Open House in Warsaw

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Martie Allman (right) dances with one of the residents at The Garden with music provided by David Hall (center).

    The Holiday Open House was in full swing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at The Orchard, the area’s multi-dimensional care facility in Warsaw.  Live music and the sound of loved ones’ laughter filled the center, while the aromas of a freshly prepared feast filled the air in the dining room of Magnolia Manor. Each one of the residential facilities at the Orchard featured its own

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  • St. Margaret’s to Enhance River Program with duPont Fund Grant

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      St. Margaret’s School secures a $140,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to expand environmental initiatives within the School and the region.  This is the second largest grant St. Margaret’s has received from the duPont Fund, which has generously supported various programs and activities for the School.  Funds will be used to establish a central focus on the Rappahannock River and advancing environmental education.   Since becoming installed

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  • New programs proliferate at Rappahannock Community College

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    The myRCC publication for Spring 2015 includes schedule information for seven recently added programs.

    As of the Spring 2015 semester, Rappahannock Community College has added six career-friendly programs to its already wide selection. The New Year will bring new educational opportunities in the form of an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S) transfer degree with health-STEM specialization; Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in horticulture technology and respiratory therapy; and career studies certificates in pre-medical laboratory technology, pre-nursing, and pre-paramedic. The AA&S transfer degree

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  • Rappahannock Community College shares in statewide college application event

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    RCC career coach Nic’ole Conaway, at left, helps a high school student to apply for college admission during the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia’s College Application Week.

    During the November 17-21 “College Application Week” sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV), students of five area high schools (Colonial Beach, Essex, King and Queen Central, Lancaster, and Westmoreland’s Washington and Lee) received encouragement and assistance in applying to the two- or four-year colleges of their choice. Staff members from Rappahannock Community College’s Admissions and Records Office and its Counseling Center, as well as dual

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  • Four-star general Dennis Via visits Warsaw, speaks to Richmond County Public Schools’ JROTC students

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:27 am

    General Dennis Via (second from left) and his wife, Linda (smiling), chat with JROTC students from Richmond County Public Schools.

    General Dennis L. Via, a four-star United States Army general, spoke to a group of Jr. ROTC students from Rappahannock High School on Dec. 6 at the Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw.  Citizens were also present to hear Via talk about the current state of the Army and learn something about the man who has made the military his life career.  Via has been wearing an army uniform of

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