Community college students and prospective students are facing substantial challenges right now. The pandemic has left many unemployed or underemployed.
While I do not always side with Rappahannock Board of Supervisors member Ron Frazier, I am deeply troubled that he is being unjustly accused of exercising his First Amendment rights by a group of Rappahannock liberals who happen to disagree with his politics, and who are asking that he be censured by the Board of Supervisors.
After spending my life working on a farm, I have come to realize that my life is easier if I bend my will to that of Mother Nature rather than asking that she bend her will to me. Mother Nature is accepting of buildings on dry land and is not keen on buildings built in swamps.
Attacks by Mary-Sherman Willis against Supervisor Ron Frazier for attending a public event in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021 are an irresponsible attempt to suppress Mr. Frazier’s U.S. Constitutional First Amendment rights of both freedom of speech and freedom of peaceable assembly to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I would like to offer public thanks for two deputies in our Rappahannock Co. Sheriff’s Office who discovered the body of my elder daughter, Cynthia Price, on Dec. 29.
Elected officials, behind the scene plotters, gun carrying militia lovers, and their silent supporters. They all live among us and corrupt our Republic. They support the lies and disinformation campaigns, fund the conspiracy theorists, and those who lie as they run for office and may indeed repeat, publish and broadcast those rabid untruths.
You, unfortunately, did not have the bravery or wisdom to recognize the same, and voted to cast into doubt the certified votes of thousands of Americans, votes, keep in mind, that were subjected to state court appeals and recounts.
As we begin a new year, let us remember the words of Abraham Lincoln: “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
The last time I spoke to Phil was outside a Board of Supervisors meeting. I told him about a trip we had to Cass, West Virginia, to experience the steam engine train excursion at a prior timber town. His eyes lit up.
Thank you, Rappahannock, for helping the pantry set a new Thanksgiving record for families/individuals served. We provided complete Thanksgiving dinners to 222 families/612 individuals, which represented a 19 percent and 17 percent increase, respectively.
With chaos swirling around a lot, here’s a thought to lighten up a bit: nap times as an ultimate treat. Think I remember President John F. Kennedy being reported as taking quick power naps of short duration as a restorative measure. How about you?
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Upon reading the October 14 letter to the editor entitled “Ideological narratives and mandates perpetuate a COVID-19 lie,” we simply Googled “covid 19 death rate according to cdc.”
Although the Lions’ Club big annual Chilifest fundraiser was sidelined this year by COVID-19, I am delighted to report the club forged ahead with its Grand Raffle. Thanks to the generous support from our community, this turned out to one of our most successful fundraisers.
All Rappahannock County Public Schools (educators, administrative staff, librarian, gym and music teachers, athletic coaches, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and support, school resource officers, sanitization crew and janitorial services, and so many more) have been playing the part of "First Responders" in our schools.
Currently Americans are suffering under a pandemic that is killing us at an average rate of 700 people a day. While this is going on, our federal government is making the situation worse: by lying and ignoring the medical data and by sheer incompetence.
To join the fray regarding the now infamous hay bales on 211, whenever I drive by that sign on that huge field I think of how lucky we are that, because of how spread out we are, in spite of some folks not taking the pandemic seriously, we have not lost a lot of lives in Rapp.