April 2013

Tuesday April 30, 2013


Kenneth Trey Cox Named New PCHS Principal.mp3

Patrick Bridge Replacement Project Begins.mp3

Bracelet May Have Saved Life of Patrick Springs Man.mp3

Local Historian to Speak on WWII at Homestead.mp3

DeHart Pool Renovations.mp3



Patrick Springs students celebrated Earth Day the week of April 22,2013.
Students made posters, watched movies, read books, helped with the school garden clean up and had discussions about ways to conserve our resources. This years theme was: "It's Up To You To Save The Earth!" Pictured are students who won prizes for their art work and participation in activities during the week. Prizes were reusable lunch totes and bags, key chains and tee shirts.

Earth Day committee members were: Mrs. Linda Roop, Mrs. Lisa Martin, Ms. Brenda Inman, Mrs. Ana Tejeda, Mrs. Diane Rorrer, Mrs. Jessica Kruse, Ms.Heather Shrader,
Mrs. Susan Service and Mrs. Minnie Moore.


Meadows of Dan Holds SOL Pep Rally

On Friday, April 26, Mr. Joel Pratt provided fun, music, and inspiration to Meadows of Dan 3rd through 5th graders as part of our preparation for the upcoming SOL tests. Students met in the gymnasium for an interactive program where Mr. Pratt, a former educator and motivational speaker, performed songs and spoke about ways that students can stay upbeat during testing time. Students were encouraged to do and be their best! School officials send special thanks to Mr. Pratt for providing this enjoyable time which encouraged students to do their best in all situations.


Stuart Farmers Market officially opens this Friday May 3, from 8 am to 12pm in Downtown Stuart. Come shop starter plants, baked items, lettuces, spinach, other great cool season crops, eggs, lamb and beef. Music will be provided by Mary Jo & Charlie Leet. Bring out those dull blades for the Tool Sharpener. $5 per item.


12 Year Old Sets His Sights on Building a School in the Poorest Nation in the Western Hemisphere
In October of 2011, young Jarrett Johnson went to Haiti and was amazed by the destruction still present from the January 2010 earthquake. On the plane ride back, he felt a need to do something for the children of Haiti.

Now, he is 12 years old and has his sights set on building a school in Haiti. He is asking for the help of children in America. He believes that if a lot of kids come together and collect change, all of their small contributions can accomplish something huge.
This project is the Kidz Helping Kidz: Change for Change Challenge.

Will you take the challenge? Collect all your change and help make a difference in a hurting nation. To kick off the project, we’re holding a benefit concert! The Katinas, a Christian band of Samoan brothers, will perform for free on May 4 at White Oak Worship Center. Doors open at 5:30 and the concert begins at 6:00.

To help promote the project, we’ve put together a video to be shared: http://youtu.be/WtaUh052npg
More info on the project and concert is available on www.godspitcrew.org or by calling the warehouse at 434.836.4472.


Monday April 29, 2013


School Leadership Suggests Budget Cuts to Stay Within Level Local Funding.mp3

Personnel Matter is Subject of Tonight's Called School Board Meeting.mp3

Patrick County Real Estate Tax Statements Mailed.mp3

Memory of Fallen Patrick Soldier Honored for 9th Year.mp3

Two Grand Larceny Suspects Arrested.mp3


Friday April 26, 2013


School Budget Cuts Pondered with Goal of Saving Jobs .mp3

Memorial Scholarship Ride Honors Memory of Young Patrick County Soldier.mp3

PCPS Summer Food Service Program.mp3

Noonie's Grill History.mp3

Poor Farmers Farm.mp3

New 100 Dollar Bill.mp3


Thursday April 25, 2013


Candidate Filing Deadline for Nov. Election is June 11th.mp3

Patrick County Sheriff's Office to Hold Drug Take Back Day.mp3

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Dan River Trail.mp3

Secondary Road Paving to be Prioritized Based on Average Daily Traffic Counts.mp3

Stuart DMV Select to Celebrate 15th Anniversary.mp3

Stuart Man Accused of 5 Felony Drug and Firearms Trafficing Charges.mp3


Wednesday April 24, 2013


3 People Flee Accident Scene in Stolen Vehicle.mp3

County Struggles to Cover $1.2-Million Revenue Shortfall.mp3

Need for Revenue Again Prompts Board to Seek Meals Tax.mp3

Public Hearing Set for May 15th on Proposed Town Budget.mp3

School Budget Committee Meets Today.mp3

Claudville Man Charged with 11 Crimes including 7 Felonies.mp3


Tuesday April 23, 2013


Budget Discussions Stalled as Deficit Looms.mp3

County Supervisors Call for Another Meals Tax Referendum.mp3

Homestead Honors Administrative Professionals.mp3

VDOF Tree Seedling Store to Close Wednesday.mp3

Chatteau Morrisette Wine to Be Exported to China.mp3

VDOT Traffic Alert.mp3


1) Plott hound mix-dark brindle-female-Found on Willis Gap Rd
2) Pitt mix-tan -male-Found on Mt View Loop
3) Beagle -tri color male-Found on Big Loop
4) Beagle- tri color-female-Found on Abram Penn
5) Shepherd mix-female-black brown-Hughes Shelter
6) Heeler/Shepherd-brown white-male-needs a home

Remember to call the pound if you are missing or would like to adopt a pet 276-694-6259.

Stuart Farmers Market will be open on Friday April 26 from 8 am to 12 pm. Fresh lettuces, spinach and greens available. Bake items, crafts and starter plants available as well.


Monday April 22, 2013


Boards Resume Budget Work.mp3

State Parks Observe Earth Day.mp3

Farmer's Market Returns.mp3

Delegate Attends Chamber Gathering.mp3

Friends of Homestead Meet Tomorrow.mp3

Patrick County Grand Larceny Suspect Arrested.mp3


Friday April 19, 2013


School Attendance Issues Must Be Addressed.mp3

Chamber of Commerce Moving to New Central Location.mp3

Shae Cardwell Is Top Girl Scout Cookie Seller in Patrick.mp3

PCHS Production of Anne Frank This Weekend.mp3


Thursday April 18, 2013


Pre-K Benefits At-Risk 4 Year Olds.mp3

Woolwine Vol. Fire Department to Celebrate 40th Anniversary.mp3

Weeklong Event Showcases Student Artworks.mp3

Local Cub Scout Leader Honored.mp3

Beekeeping Workshop Planned at Homestead.mp3

Meadows of Dan Elementary School Holds DARE Graduation

Meadows of Dan Elementary School Holds DAREGraduation. The fifth grade students at Meadows of Dan Elementary School participated in the DARE graduation on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Dylan Inman gave an overview of the history of the DARE program which began in Los Angeles in 1983. DARE, the Define, Assess, Respond, and Evaluate model is the DARE decision making model that was taught during the school year to help the fifth graders develop life long skills to live a drug and violent free life. SRO Randy Clark, Captain Ward Stone , staff, parents, and other family members joined fifth graders for the special ceremony. Captain Ward Stone reminded students of the consequences of making poor choices in life. He also praised students for their efforts and diligent work in the DARE program. Both SRO Clark and Principal Jeannie King sent thanks to parents, students, and school personnel for their participation in the DARE program and encouraged students to continue to make wise choices as they are the future of Patrick County. The fifth graders recognized Mrs.Somer Ojodeagua, computer tech for Meadows of Dan Elementary School as their DARE role model. Gracie Howell shared her winning DARE essay. Her essay stressed the harms of drugs and their commitment to lead a drug and violent free life. All students received a DARE t-shirt, DARE rule card, pencil, certificate, and eraser.

Congratulations to Mrs. Somer Ojodeagua and all the Meadows of Dan Fifth Graders for their wonderful accomplishments. School officials wish to thank SRO Randy Clark, Captain Ward Stone, Sheriff Dan Smith and the Patrick County Sheriff's department for their continued support of Meadows of Dan Elementary School.

Pictured left to right are Mrs. Jewell Frogel, Mrs. Somer Ojodeagua, Joshua Justice, Lucas Shelton, Dylan Inman, Cody Quesinberry, Jose Potella, Ryan Wood, Jacob Wood, Gracie Howell, Brianna Turman, Trevor Boyd, Captain Stone and SRO Randy Clark.

Wednesday April 17, 2013


Federally-mandated Lunch Price Increase Approved by School Board.mp3

Patrick Native Named Executive Director of Spencer-Penn Centre.mp3

Southside Region to Benefit from 25 New Danville Jobs.mp3

Free Summer Meals Available to Youth Groups.mp3

Karl Weiss and Wife Vicki Win Smith River District Rescue Truck Raffle.mp3

Crystal Harris to Seek Re-election as Smith River District Supervisor.mp3

First Farmers Market of Season This Friday.mp3

Stuart Man Charged Two Felonies.mp3


Tuesday April 16, 2013


County Hires Firm to Collect Delinquent Real Estate Taxes.mp3

Personal Property Returns Due May 1st.mp3

VA Tech Remembrance Day Observed Today.mp3

Highway Work Zone Safety Promoted.mp3

VDOT Road Watch.mp3

Art Extravaganza Begins Today.mp3

PCHS Track&Field team hosting home meet THURSDAY

PCHS Track&Field team will be hosting their home meet this Thursday, April 18th.
Field events will begin at 4:30, and running events will start at 5:00. The weather is going to be beautiful (low-63  high-78).
We are looking forward to some top notch performances from our athletes, and hope to see many members of the community at the track meet. It is sure to be a fun and exciting evening!


Monday April 15, 2013


Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline Today.mp3

School Board Member Says Level Funding Unacceptable.mp3

Pioneer Hospital Plans to Reopen Spencer Clinic Apr. 15th.mp3

Cub Scout Project Teaches Community Service and Beautifies Town.mp3

Meadows of Dan Woman Charged with Credit Card Larceny and Fraud.mp3

News Article from the Commissioner of the Revenue

Personal Property Returns are due May 1, 2013, information contained on
the Return should be verified and signed. The first portion of the
Return contains vehicle information with a section to check personal use
or business use. To qualify for personal use a vehicle must be owned by
an individual, or leased by an individual under a contract requiring the
individual to pay the tax and be used for personal use. Business use
vehicles are vehicles used more than 50% in a business. All business
owners must list property used in a business and submit a depreciation
schedule or itemized listing.

The Commissioner of the Revenue office is located in room 220 of the
Veterans' Memorial Building 106 Rucker Street, phone number (276) 694-7131.

CONTACT Spring Training classes scheduled

CONTACT Spring Training classes are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 7th. Training is applicable for Career Development, Personal Growth or to become a CONTACT Listen Line Volunteer. Session topics include, Orientation/History, Active Listening, Self-Awareness, Grief and Loss, Mental Illness, Crisis & Suicide Intervention, Addictions, Domestic Violence and Abuses, Stress Management, and Phone Room Procedures. For further information and applications call the business office at 638-8980 or e-mail info@listenline.org.
 The CONTACT HELPLINE number is 1-877-WE-Help 6 (1-877-934-3576) available 24/7.


1) Pekingese-female-blond-has a red harness-Found on Dobyns Road
2) Shepherd mix-young female-black brown-Found on Hughes Shelter Lane
3) Beagle-male-tri color- Found on Big Oak lane
4) Miniature Collie mix-female-brown-Found on Blue Berry Lane
5) Miniature Collie mix-neutered male-white with dark brown markings-Found on Blue Berry Lane
6) Australian Shepherd mix-female-reddish brown-Found on Mills Road
7) Plott Hound mix-female-dark brindle-Found on Willis Gap Road

Remember to call the pound if you are missing or would like to adopt a pet.

Friday April 12, 2013


School Board Budget Committee Now Facing Massive Cuts.mp3

Brush Fire Burns 1.5 Acres in Southeastern Patrick County.mp3

April Showers May Bring Cicadas.mp3

Del. Poindexter Recaps Veto Session.mp3


Thursday April 11, 2013


School Division Now Faced with Budget Cuts.mp3

Patrick County's Unemployment Rate Dropped in February.mp3

Transportation Bill Brings More Funds for Secondary Road Construction.mp3

Town Budget Meeting Set for Today.mp3

Cub Scout Pack 2611 "Beautify" Downtown Stuart

The Bear Den of Cub Scout Pack 2611 in Stuart and their parents joined in and are helping to beautify Patrick County. After school, the Cub Scouts mulched and planted flowers at the bridge area of Downtown Stuart on April 9, 2013. Sandra Heath designed the project and the Scouts and parents worked with the Town of Stuart. The Cub Scouts hope everyone joins in and continues to help beautify Patrick County.


Wednesday April 10, 2013


School Budget and Safety Discussed by Liaison Committee.mp3

911 Address Posting Urged.mp3

Recreation Use Plan Attacked by Property Owners.mp3

Stuart Rotarian Selected for Leadership Role.mp3

Stuart Woman Arrested on Child Abuse Charge.mp3


Tuesday April 9, 2013


BOS Opts for Level School Funding and Additional SROs.mp3

In Other Action by BOS.mp3

Ferrum College Alumnus to Serve as Executive in Residence.mp3

Homestead Host Program for Alzheimer's Patients and Caregivers.mp3

VDOT Roadwatch Report.mp3



Russell Easterbrooks, Sasquatch Researcher and Investigator, visited WHEO on Monday to be interviewed by Daniel Louis and Lisa Kroplin on the D&L Railroad Afternoon Show. Russell brought along with him a cast mold of a "Bigfoot" foot print and a painting he made from compiling different descriptions from eye witnesses he has investigated. Easterbrooks spoke on his over 20 plus years as an Sasquatch Enthusiast, different experiences and investigations, and his quest on informing the public about this very Unknown Species.
If you have had a experience or sighting of "Bigfoot", now or in the past, please contact Russell. All information, including your name, will be kept confidential. You can reach him at 276-694-5249.
Besides "Bigfoot" research Russell also writes columns for ESPN and he is an avid watercolor painter whose works can be seen at Granny's Attic in Downtown Stuart.


The Patrick County Genealogy Society will present a program on coal mining on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Patrick Henry Community College in Stuart. David Sheley will be the speaker. Did you or someone you know work in the coal mines, perhaps even an ancestor? If so, please make plans to join us for this meeting and be sure to bring pictures and tell your story. We would like to document Patrick Countians who worked in the coal mines.

According to The History of Patrick County, in the latter years of the 18th century and in the first quarter of the 20th century, a fairly large number of men migrated from Patrick County to the coal fields of West Virginia. Except for farm work and the few public service jobs available, it was difficult for many young men to earn much money in Patrick County. Since coal mining did not require formal education, which was lacking in the county, many men obtained work in the mines. Receiving better wages than they could get anywhere else, many of them migrated to the coal mining sections of West Virginia. Some settled there permanently while some worked there for a period, then returned to Patrick. Some farmers left their families at home and worked in the coalfields during the winter months when they could not work on their farms, returning in the spring in time to put out their crops.
One such Patrick Countian to work in the coal mines was English Martin according to The Patrick County Heritage Book Volume I. English Martin was one of 12 children born to Robert and Jane Rakes Martin. He and his family lived on Poor House Creek where they maintained a farm. His father later operated a shoe shop in uptown Stuart. English was a WWI Veteran. When he returned from military service he married Nettie Williams Martin in December 1919. They settled in Premier, WV and he worked in the coal mine there before moving to Slab Fork seeking another coal miner’s job.
This meeting is FREE and open to everyone! For more information, call 276-692-5920

Virginia State Parks recognizes Earth Day with a week of events and programs

April 22 marks the 43rd celebration of Earth Day, the grassroots environmental awareness event celebrated in 175 countries. To mark the occasion, Virginia State Parks will offer programming and volunteerism events and introduce a new recycling program in all state parks during “Earth Week,” April 16-22. The 35 award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Scheduled activities include self-guided and ranger-led programs as well as volunteer opportunities such as trail and shoreline cleanups.

The new statewide recycling program was developed when Dominion Virginia Power awarded a $25,000 grant to Keep Virginia Beautiful for 250 rolling recycling bins and educational signs in Virginia State Parks. Keep Virginia Beautiful also provided portable cigarette-butt ashtrays and larger disposal units to help with cigarette litter, which is unsightly, costly to clean up, and harmful to waterways and wildlife.

The program was introduced in three state parks last fall, in conjunction with Virginia Green, Virginia’s program to encourage green practices throughout its tourism industry. Units will be in place statewide for Earth Week.
“Our partnerships demonstrate the power of businesses, nonprofits and government working together to make a difference,” said DCR State Parks Director Joe Elton. “We are committed to bringing a recycling message to our more than 8 million annual visitors who already appreciate nature’s bounty in our parks and other public lands. Quite frankly, a visitor’s experienced is significantly enhanced without trash and cigarette butts marring the beauty of the outdoors.”
For more information concerning green attractions, green lodging and green meeting facilities, visit www.virginia.org/green.
Examples of state park Earth Week events and volunteer opportunities include:
Caledon in King George County, Hungry Mother near Marion, Leesylvania in Prince William County and Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, will sponsor trash-to-treasure programs, demonstrating that one person’s trash could be another person’s treasure or useful item.

Mason Neck State Park’s Eagle Festival is a great celebration of America’s success protecting the national symbol; the festival will be held April 20 at the park, located in Fairfax County.

Natural Tunnel State Park near Duffield will sponsor the 10th Annual Earth Day Rummage Sale Round-Up, April 19.
Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap is hosting a plant sale and workshops, April 20.
Volunteers at Staunton River Battlefield State Park in Halifax and Charlotte counties will create a monarch butterfly habitat and plant a new flower bed at Sky Meadows State Park in Faquier County on April 20.

Pocahontas in Chesterfield County, Sailor’s Creek near Farmville and Wilderness Road in Lee County host tree-planting events.
For more information on these and others programs, visit: http://1.usa.gov/Zqrazo, or search the events section of the Virginia State Parks website www.virginiastateparks.gov .

For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov


Monday April 8, 2013


BOS to Resume Budget Discussions Facing Large Deficit.mp3

Spring Litter Pick-Up Underway.mp3

Hall of Fame Wood Brothers Honored by Their Hometown.mp3

Bassett Woman Charged with Eluding Patrick Police Officer.mp3


Friday April 5, 2013


County Emergency Planning Committee Elects Garrett Chairman (2).mp3

DRBA Recreation Plan Not a Threat to Private Property Rights.mp3

Heavy Traffic Expected on Martinsville Race Weekend.mp3

Wood Brothers Day in Stuart Today.mp3

Community Wide Litter Pick-Up
Patrick County, VA
APRIL - MAY, 2013

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District, County of Patrick, Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, Dan River Basin, and Town of Stuart working with local businesses, civic clubs, churches, Scouts, individuals and other organizations has launched a Community-Wide Litter Pick-Up for Patrick County, starting on April 1st.

The idea is to collect litter surrounding your business, church, organization and home or other designated locations. We encourage you to help clean up the neighborhood, recognizing that Spring and Summer are when we have a large number of visitors in our County to participate in many activities.

This is intended to be a self directed effort to truly MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the appearance of our community and encourage visitors to come back.

We solicit your comments and support during this time of the year, when Spring is evident.

Get Your Orange Trash Bags At:
1. Chamber of Commerce office
2. The Town of Stuart office
3. The Soil and Water Conservation Office in Stonewall Court, Stuart

Citizens are encouraged to recycle!!! Newspaper, magazines, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans. This saves on the cost of trash disposal.

For more info contact:
Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 276-694-6012
E-mail: patcchamber@embarqmail.com
Web site: www.patrickchamber.com
To sell junk cars, scrap metal, and car batteries contact Jamie’s Recycling at 276-694-5692
To contact the Patrick County Transfer Station call 276-694-6749
To contact Town of Stuart call 276-694-3811 or the Dan River Basin 276-694-4449

To register your group with the Virginia Stewardship Campaign and receive certificates from the Governor's office, contact Sandra Heath at 694-3121 ext. 3.

Thursday April 4, 2013


Seniors Warned of SCAM.mp3

2 Patrick County Educators Earn Technology Awards.mp3

Blood Drive Exceeds Goal.mp3

March Term Patrick County Circuit Court News.mp3

Stuart Man Accused of Assaulting Juvenile.mp3

Preserving Food Safely Courses Offered

Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Patrick County Office is offering food preservation courses. Amanda Wingfield, Family and Consumer Sciences agent is planning food preservation workshops. All workshops are planned from 1pm to 4pm at the local extension office in Stuart. Dates for scheduled workshops are May 17, June 7, & August 2. During the workshops participants will be preserving a variety of items. Each date will focus on a different product. The May workshop: “Starting the Season” will be focusing on knowing your food preservation equipment, and canning a seasonal item. The June workshop: “Points of Pressure” will be focusing on using a pressure canner, and canning seasonal items. The August workshop: “Seasonal Harvest” will be using both hot water bath canning and pressure canning to produce seasonal products. If you have any interest in canning we would be happy to have you join us. From the least to the most experienced in canning, we hope everyone will enjoy this “hands on” workshop.

If you would like to attend, please contact us to register at 694-3341. Each participant will take home preserved foods and a Ball Blue book, in addition to a wealth of information and possibly a door prize. The workshop will cost $15 and the registration deadlines are the Friday the week prior to the scheduled workshop. If you are in need of financial assistance to attend this workshop, please request a scholarship form, as we want to make sure anyone interested is able to attend.

If you or a group is interested in having food preservation workshops or demonstrations for a planned time, please feel free to contact Amanda to schedule something that works for your purposes. If you have questions please feel free to contact Amanda by email: awingfie@vt.edu  or by calling the Patrick County Extension office at 694-3341.

Agricultural Producers, It’s NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY FOR 2013 NRCS programs

Submitted by: NRCS and Patrick SWCD

State Conservationist Jack Bricker announced today that the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Virginia is adding two new signup periods for agricultural producers interested in improving the health and productivity of their land this year. The extra cutoff dates for 2013 Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding selections are April 19 and May 17, 2013.
Virginia farmers can apply to install soil health practices such as cover crops, crop rotation, nutrient management, and rotational grazing. They can also receive funding for wildlife practices, seasonal high tunnels, aquaculture, and organic farming techniques. Payment options are available for farmers interested in developing conservation activity plans, which can help producers better manage animal waste, grazing lands, fish and wildlife habitat, pollinator habitat, and energy consumption.

Farmers can sign up for conservation programs throughout the year. If you are interested in Farm Bill programs, contact your local Stuart NRCS Field Office to identify and plan the conservation measures you would like to implement on your land. The NRCS Conservationist can help you develop a plan, identify recommended practices, and pursue funding through one of the many Farm Bill program options available.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact Joshua Dodson at 694-3121 ext. 3 or stop by the Stuart NRCS field office located in the USDA Service Center on Stonewall Court along with the Patrick County Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA Farm Service Agency.

Wednesday April 3, 2013


County Continues Pursuit of Manufacturing Prospect.mp3

Welfare Fraud Debated by BOS Rivals.mp3

BOS In Other Action.mp3

Claudville Man Arrested on Misdemeanor Sex Charge.mp3

Veto Session Begins Today.mp3


Tuesday April 2, 2013


Pioneer Community Hospital Meets Investment Obligations for $440,000 TROF Grant.mp3

Independent Consultant Seeks to Recommend School System Improvements.mp3

PCPS to Participate in STEM Professional Development Grants.mp3

Del. Poindexter to Seek Reelection.mp3


Personal turn ins --1. 4 month old Dachshund puppy brown in color
2. We have a Beagle mix tri colored female/spayed
3. Female/Spayed Husky mix yellow does not like cats and is up to date on shots

Strays----- 1. Male Shepherd mix black brown brindle in color from Trucker Drive
2. Female Beagle black tan from Thomas Farm Road
3. Two dogs picked up on Friday night from Golf Course Road one hound mix female and one Male Basset hound mixed breed.

Remember to call the pound if you are missing or would like to adopt a pet.

Business Meeting Of the
Patrick County Board of Supervisors

Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.
Patrick County Administration Building Stuart, VA

• Call to order by Mr. Chairman
• Invocation – Mr. Tom Shepherd
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Moment of Silence in recognition of U. S. military serving here and abroad

• Approval of meeting agenda
• Approval of meeting minutes
• Approval of the Bills, Claims, Appropriations

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: The Board will take comments from the citizens

PROCLAMATION: Proclamation for Sexual Assault Awareness month

• Mr. Jim Best, Suicide Coalition
• Mr. John A. Rife, Partner; Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC & Mrs. Sandra Stone, Treasurer
• Ms. Lisa Hughes, VDOT; discussion of the Six Year Plan

DISCUSSION OF 2013 -2014 budget:
• Clerk of the Circuit Court, Susan Gasperini
• E-911Coordinator, Mickie Martin
• Maintenance Supervisor, Chris Pendleton
• Emergency Management Coordinator, Steve Allen
• Sheriff, Dan Smith
• School Board budget

• Mr. Roger Hayden
Patrick County Recreation Plan (action)
CR Heritage Area – Resolution (action)

• Resolution - VRS

Personnel Matters 2.2- 3711(A) (1)
Legal Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (7)
Contract Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (30) Emergency Services
Real Estate 2.2 – 3711 (A) (3)

ADJOURN: April 22, 2013

Monday April 1, 2013


Appalachian Power Seeks Rate Increase.mp3

VDOT Roadwatch Report for Patrick County.mp3

PHCC Names New VP.mp3

HRMS Students Tour Historic Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg

On Wednesday, March 27, the fourth graders at HRMS took a tour of Historic Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg. The trip began with students arriving at Hardin Reynolds at 5:00 A.M. and leaving on a charter bus at 5:30 A.M. Along the way, they discussed SOL VS.2b-d as they moved from the Piedmont Region with rolling hills into the Coastal Plain, which has flat and marshy land. They also discussed the Algonquian language which was spoken in the Coastal Plain region. The students were able to experience crossing the James River by ferry and view the original site of Jamestown. They toured Historic Jamestown first, visiting the Indian Village; the Riverfront with replicas of the three ships that originally came to Jamestown- The Discovery, The Godspeed, and the Susan Constant; and the James Fort, where they witnessed a firing of the musket. This portion of the trip covered SOLs VS.2d and f, 3a, b, c, e, and f as they learned about artifacts discovered at Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement, the reasons for settlement, the arrival of Africans to Jamestown, and life (including hardships) at Jamestown.

After a lunch break, the students traveled to Colonial Williamsburg where they toured market shops, the blacksmith shop, the jail, the courthouse, and the Capitol building. At the Capitol, Mr. Scott Murphy was on “trial” for stealing a horse, found guilty, and sentenced to death by hanging. Luckily, it was only a mock trial and he was allowed to return home. In addition to learning about the judicial system at Williamsburg in the 1600s, they also learned about the General Assembly, the Senate, and the Governor’s Council. These items are all part of SOL VS.3d. Students also viewed the archaeological dig currently taking place at Williamsburg in order to look for more artifacts at the historic site.

After touring Williamsburg, students boarded the charter bus to begin the long ride home, crossing the Fall Line and discussing its importance along the way. Special thanks to the H & R Tour Bus Company and the six teachers who accompanied the students on their journey- Scott Murphy, Diane Wright, Wendy Lynskey, Wanda Campo, Kayla Marion, and Mary Beth Coffey. It was a fun and educational experience for all who attended.


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