Archery team travels to state tournament

provided by Carrie Hill

Dominion Ridge Academy has announced that their NASP Archery Team traveled to the State Bullseye/3D Tournament this past weekend.

The 25 archers displayed extreme patience and excitement throughout the long day.

In the 3D competition, two of the school’s young archers secured 2nd place in their respective age groups, while a third finished in 5th place.

The high school team’s effort led them to secure a 9th place finish in the States.

The elementary school team missed out on the 3rd place by just thirty points.

The team is now aiming to participate in the National Tournament in Kentucky this May.

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Hanover county needs your help!

Hanover County has entered into an agreement to purchase several properties located on Route 360 in Mechanicsville owned by Linwood P. and Joanne T. Bosher for construction of a new high school and middle school.

During the Phase I Cultural Resource Survey of the properties, an unmarked cemetery was located on one of the properties.

The Cemetery was examined and found to contain the graves of 13 individuals.

The County’s archeological consultant determined that the graves appear to date to the 1800’s, and that no one has been interred in the cemetery for more than 100 years.

This potentially conflicts with the County’s plans for the construction, therefore, Hanover County has filed a Bill in Equity requesting to reinter the remains at Roselawn Memory Gardens.

Because the heirs of the individuals buried in the Cemetery are unknown, the County is required by Virginia Code § 57-38.1 to undertake good faith efforts to locate information on the next of kin.

If you have any information or suggestions about where they can
be found, please contact Rebecca B. Randolph at 804-365-6035.

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4-H Dairy Club Endowed Scholarship

Current or former Shenandoah County 4-H and FFA members are eligible to apply for the 4-H Dairy Club Endowed Scholarship to further their education. Any area of study will qualify. Preference is given to candidates who have dairy experience. Forms are due May 15 and are available from your School Guidance Department, FFA Advisors, the Shenandoah County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, and are available on the Virginia Cooperative Extension website: https://shenandoah.ext.vt.edu/content/shenandoah_ext_vt_edu/en/programs/4h-scholarships.html.
Call (540) 459-6140 for more information.
Virginia Cooperative Extension is a partnership of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments. Its programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other basis protected by law.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Carol B. Nansel, Extension Agent, 4-H, at the Shenandoah County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, at (540) 459-6140 during business hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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Fun Fact May 21, 2021.

Tomorrow is Saturday, May 22, 2021.  Just another Saturday for most of you.  For me and my family it marks a milestone.  My oldest son Mason will be graduating from High School.  I don’t know where the last 18 years have gone.  It’s true what you hear, the older you get the faster the time seems to go.  Tomorrow Mason will walk across a stage and receive his diploma.  In a few months he’ll be heading off to college and I’m sure those months will fly by too.  I’m proud of the young man he has become and I’m sure the Lord has big plans for him.  If you have a moment, join me in saying a little prayer for him and all the other young men and women who will be taking this first step into adulthood.  The world they are going into is sure different from when I was that age.  It will be up to them to try to right the wrongs and lead us into the future, not to mention raise the generation that will take over after them.  No pressure.