Shower A card shower is planned for Dorothy and Charles Getz Jr., who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 9. Cards may be sent to 5803 Senedo Road, Quicksburg, Virginia 22847.

Food drive

The annual letter carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive will be held Saturday. Residents are encouraged to leave a bag of nonperishable food items at their mailboxes (no glass items). Food collected will be donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.


The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

Sunday: morning, Peter and Peggy Zarrella; afternoon, Judy Grubb.

Monday: morning and afternoon, Polly Wilson.

Tuesday: morning, Ginger Aliotti; afternoon, Randy Painter.

Wednesday: morning, Bill Carper; afternoon, Carole Fortune.

Thursday: morning, Sam and Mary Hitchings; afternoon, Susan Bennett and Sherry Anderson.

Friday: morning, John Adamson; afternoon, Bill and Pat McClanahan.

Saturday: morning, Amanda Laws; afternoon, Tim Taylor.


The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 540-465-4159.

Smart driver

AARP will be conduct a Smart Driver Safety Program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Frederick County Public Safety Building in Winchester. The course is for drivers 50 and over. A certificate, which may reduce auto insurance costs (if they are 55 or over), will be provided. No exam. The cost is $20 and AARP members will received a $5 discount with membership card. Registration, information: Pam at 540-635-1256.


The Friends of Handley Regional Library will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library in Winchester.

The guest speaker will be Christine A. Patrick, owner of the Winchester Book Gallery. Information: 540-662-9041.


The Women’s Memorial Society, organized in 1867 to care for the graves of Confederate soldiers in St. Matthew’s Cemetery, will hold a memorial program at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the cemetery behind Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market.

The speaker will be Lt. Col.. Troy Marshall, site director of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market. The Rev. Bass Mitchell, senior pastor at Manor Memorial United Methodist Church, will provide the invocation and benediction. Daniel Walker, a student at Stonewall Jackson High School, will sing and play his guitar, and Isaiah Wolverton, at student at Lord Fairfax Community College, will play taps.

A memorial wreath will be placed at the monument and Reagan Whitaker and Josie Fawley, granddaughters of WMS member Ramona Neese, will place a bouquet of flowers. The VMI color guard will participate and the names of VMI cadets lost during the Battle of New Market will be read. Women’s Society members will also read memorial poems.

Two deceased longtime members of the Women’s Memorial Society, Anna Coffman and Virginia Thompson, will be remembered during the program.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be held inside the church. Information: Barbara Blakey at

Police memorial

The Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy will hold its second annual Police Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Corron Community Development Center at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. Officers being remembered include:

• Officer Hunter Edwards, Winchester Police Department, who died Nov. 24, 2018.

• Trooper Kevin Carder Manion, Virginia State Police, who died Feb. 18, 2006.

• Trooper II Daniel Lee Williams, Virginia State Police, who died Dec. 12, 1999.

• Sgt. Ricky Lee Timbrook, Winchester Police Department, who died Oct. 30, 1999.

• Lt. William Patrick Farrell, Front Royal Police Department, who died July 24, 1991.

• Trooper Harry Lee Henderson, Virginia State Police, who died March 17, 1987.

• Sgt. Dennis M. Smedley, Front Royal Police Department, who died Sept. 20, 1983.

• Sheriff James W. Newcome, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, who died Feb. 13, 1983.

• Sheriff Luther Pannett, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, who died Dec. 21, 1932.

Information: Rebecca Dorton at 540-868-1360.

College news

The following local students were named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Bob Jones University:

• Ian Dyke, a senior English education major, from Front Royal.

• Samuel Gunther, a sophomore composite social studies education major, from Woodstock.


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