The Handley Regional Library System, which includes Handley, Bowman and Clarke County libraries, is ready for patrons to return their borrowed items to the library starting Monday. The outside book returns will be unlocked, however, the libraries are still closed to the public.

More information will be posted on and on social media at @handleyregional as it becomes available.


The SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke campus will reopen Tuesday at 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester. New operating hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays. The campus will be closed on Mondays.

To schedule a weekend adoption appointment, call 540-662-8616, or to schedule personal shopping at the Thrift Shop, call 540-450-2710. Information: email


Jessi Sfarnas, a senior at Central High School, has been selected the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Shenandoah Valley Phi Delta Kappa educational organization. She plans to attend James Madison University in the fall to study music education. She is the daughter of Maurina Sfarnas of Maurertown.

Triplett Tech Scholars

Hannah P. Johnston, Anna E. Rankin and Madison M. Smith have been named Shenandoah Scholars. They attend Triplett Tech.

Shenandoah County Public Schools named 27 students as this year’s Shenandoah Scholars. Students were selected based on character, academic achievement and school and community involvement. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship.

School news

The following students at Robert E. Aylor Middle School were named to the all-A honor roll for the third quarter:

• Sixth grade: Braeden Allen, Kenady Anderberg, Emma Armiger, Gustin Barbe, Silas Bardelli, Madison Brennan, Autumn Brooks, Michael Burgess, Kelcie Busch, Elijah Butcher, Alivia Carper, Jasmin Carroll, Braylon Clark, Natalie Clark, Corinne Cooley, Madalyn Cox, Colby Eback, Kaylie Fasenmyer, Janiah Harris, Jacob Henry, Savannah Judy, Abbigail King, William Kinnison, Matthew Mongold, Nya Patten, Ansley Pendleton, Emma Proko, Alexis Salyers, Jarrett See, Kelsie Stogsdill, Peyton Sullivan, Alaina Swisher, Braedon Symons, Zachary Thomas, Kaelyn Tingley, Bella Walters, Kayleigh Welsh, Aayonah Wilson, Emma Wisecarver, Lilian Wray.

• Seventh grade: Jedidiah Bell, Evey Bottiny, James Campbell, Edward Crawford, Katherine Crawford, Farren Crist, Cassidy Crittenden, Natalie Davis, Caroline Del Cid, H. D., Dafne Espinosa, Jared Flores, Lily Garcia, Kate Guntang, Sydney Hamilton, Sarah Hawkins, Cassandra Hughes, Anthony Lucchiani, Stefani Martinez Bautista, Gavin McKelvey, Josiah Miller, Zachary Pendzich, Jacob Priest, Gavin Sakai, Citlaly Sanchez-Salgado, Ilse Sanchez-Salgado, Benjamin Taylor, Ken Vo, James Walters, John Weisbrod.

• Eighth grade: Seanna Baker, Rylie Benson, Makenna Blair, Anna Borst, Kathryn Bryant, Evan Burrell, Rosemary Cavalier, Keller Cooley, Carlos Cupul Becki, Starr Dehaven-Venable, Alondra Espinosa Belmontes, Kathryn Fleet, Emily Foster, Russell Hart, Evanlyn Hess, Kaiden Kenworthy, Emma Kovak, Marisol Leon, Natalie Lopez Marin, Paige McKee, Eddyn Molden, Kelsen Pendleton, Wesley Pendzich, Kaytria Powers, Madison Reed, Karen Saravia, Beau Scheulen, Shelby Shickle, Adam Shobaki, Kaydan Shomaker, Castanea Steward, Rebecca Stout, Natalie Toy, Jacqueline Udy, Katharine Van Eck, Justin Walker, Adeline Wallin, Derek Zheng.


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