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The Rotary Club of Front Royal distributed 120 boxes of food to needy families through its Doc Smith Christmas Basket Program. Volunteers from the Rotary Club packed up donated food items into gift boxes on Dec. 21 that were either picked up or delivered on Dec. 22.

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Jan. 7-11:

During this holiest of Christian seasons, who could ignore the latest statements of Pope Francis about the festering child sex abuse scandal within his church? In a Christmas address, he spoke of priests who are “ready to devour innocent souls.”