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 State Title Wrap Up

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Midlo Girls Tennis Three-peat

The Midlothian High School Tennis team is on quite a streak.  The Trojan Girls Tennis Team won their third 4A State Championship in a row last Friday afternoon.  Midlo served up a shut out over Hanover, winning every match in the State Championship Title Match, to secure the Trojans bid for a three-peat.


Midlothian Tennis 4A State Champions

Midlothian Girls Tennis
4A State Champions


Grace Clarke and Courtney Price are State Doubles Champions

Midlothian Tennis 4A State Champions

Grace Clarke and
Courtney Price
4A State Doubles Champions

Grace Clarke and Courtney Price teamed up to take the 4A State Doubles Championship last.  The pair has been dominant throughout the 2016 season.  They continued their impressive show on the court last Friday morning, before moving on to help the Trojans capture their third Team State Championship in a row in the afternoon team competition.


Midlo Boys Tennis are Runners-up in State Final Match

The Midlothian Trojans Boys Tennis team fell to perennial State tennis power John Handley for the second year in a row. The Trojans produced an impressive show during the 2016 and are a favorite to make it to the State finals again net year.





James River Boys Lax Finish Second in State Final

James River Rapids Lax2116 6A State Runner-upPhoto cred: Steve Davies

James River Rapids Lax
2116 6A State Runner-up
Photo cred: Steve Davies

The James River Boys lacrosse program took a huge step forward over the weekend.  After finishing the 2016 season strong, the Rapids open quite a few eyes around town by advancing through the state tournament grind to qualify for the Championship Game last Saturday.  Added to the challenge of playing the championship game on Saturday, was getting the seniors who graduated from James River in the morning at VCU’s Siegel Center, to Lake Braddock to take part in the game in the afternoon. 

The upperclassmen made the trip and arrived in time to take on reigning State Champion, James Robinson.  The Rapids put forth a respectable effort, after falling behind by a large margin early in the game, but it was not enough.  James Robinson 14, James River 2 and the Rapids finish as Runner-up. 

The real result of the 2106 Rapids 16-2 breakthrough season was made loud and clear, the James River Lacrosse program has arrived.  Plan to see another visit by the Rapids to the State Championship net year.




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Copperhead awareness

Some tips everyone should know

Winterfield Veterinary Hospital

CopperheadCopperheads have chestnut or reddish-brown crossbands on a lighter colored body. These snakes are found in rocky areas and wooded bottomlands and are rare in dry areas. In the spring they can be found along streams and rivers, as well as in weed-covered vacant lots.

Precautions and Responses

How to Avoid

Learn to recognize the snake species that are likely to be in the area. Please do not kill a snake – even a venomous one. Snakes serve a valuable function in the environment. The majority of bites result from people taking unnecessary or foolish risks with venomous snakes. Understanding what snakes look for in suitable habitat can help you know when to be wary. Understanding their behavior will help you know what to do if you encounter one. Snakes like tall grass.

  •     Keep the lawn around your home trimmed low.
  •     Remove any brush, wood, rock or debris piles from around the residence – they make great hiding places for snakes and their prey – rodents.
  •     Always wear shoes while outside and never put your hands where you cannot see them.
  •     Be careful when stepping over fallen logs and rock outcroppings.
  •     Take care along creek banks and underbrush.

Snakes do not prey on humans and they will not chase you, in fact they usually retreat or escape if given the opportunity. The danger comes when they are either surprised or cornered. Do not play around with a dead snake, they have been known to bite and envenomate. Get a good field guide and keep it handy especially in the field.

What to Do

If bitten,

  1.     Assume envenomation has occurred, especially if initial symptoms are present. Initial symptoms of pit viper bites include fang puncture marks; in addition, they almost always include immediate burning pain at the bite site, immediate and usually progressive local swelling within five minutes, as well as local discoloration of the skin. Initial symptoms of coral snake bites include tremors, slurred speech, blurred or double vision, drowsiness or euphoria and a marked increase in salivation within four hours; however, life-threatening effects from coral snake envenomation may not be evident for 24 hours or longer.
  2.     Identify the species of venomous snake that inflicted the bite, if possible, taking care to avoid another person being bitten. Identification is not necessary, but may be helpful.
  3.     Keep the victim as calm as possible. This helps reduce the spread of venom and the onset of shock.
  4.     Keep yourself and any other members of the group calm as well. This will help reassure the victim and ensure that the appropriate first-aid measures are followed, as well as preventing anyone else from becoming injured.
  5.     Know and be alert for the symptoms of shock, and institute the proper treatment should it ensue. Difficulty in breathing and/or kidney failure are frequent symptoms of envenomation.
  6.     Wash the bite area with a disinfectant if available.
  7.     Remove jewelry such as rings and watches, as well as tight-fitting clothes, before the onset of swelling.
  8.     Reduce or prevent movement of a bitten extremity, using a splint if possible; this helps decrease the spread of venom. For the same reason, position the extremity below the level of the heart.
  9.     Get the victim to a medical facility as soon as possible and begin treatment there with intravenous antivenom, crystalloid solutions and antibiotics. Antivenom treatment is generally most effective within the first four hours of envenomation, and is ineffective after 8-10 hours.

What NOT to Do

  •     Do not make incisions over the bite marks. This can result in significant damage to already traumatized tissue, and can damage intact structures such as nerves and blood vessels, enhance bleeding caused by anticoagulant components of venom and increase the rapid spread of venom throughout the body if the circulatory system is compromised. A suction device, such as the Sawyer ExtractorTM, may be used without making any incisions. This device may remove significant quantities of venom, although its efficacy has yet to be conclusively determined.
  •     Do not use a tourniquet or other constricting ban except in extreme cases of envenomation, and then only if properly trained in the technique. Such devices are of no value if applied more than thirty minutes after the bite, and if improperly used they can restrict blood vital blood flow to the traumatized tissue and possibly result in the amputation of an extremity. Unbearable pain can also result, and the improper loosening of such devices can allow sudden systemic absorption of venom.
  •     Do not use cryotherapy (including cold compresses, ice, dry ice, chemical ice packs, spray refrigerants, and freezing) for the same reasons that the tourniquets should be avoided, and also because it can increase the area necrosis.
  •     Do not use electroshock therapy, a method popularized following publication of a letter from a missionary in South America reporting its effectiveness in treating bites from snakes of uncertain identity. Several controlled clinical trials and at least one on humans have failed to demonstrate any positive result; moreover, the potential negative results from the uncontrolled use of an electric charge are obvious.
  •     Do not drink alcohol, as it dilates blood vessels and increases absorption from the circulatory system, and thus helps spread venom faster.
  •     Do not use aspirin or related medications to relieve pain, because they increase bleeding. A pain reliever not containing aspirin, however, may be used.
  •     Do not use the pressure/immobilization technique, which consists of firmly wrapping the entire limb with an elastic bandage and then splinting, especially for pit viper bites. The theory behind this treatment is to confine the venom to the area of the bite until reaching a medical facility, but studies have shown the technique to be ineffective or worse with venoms which produce local swelling and tissue damage.
  •     Do not administer antivenom in the field unless properly trained in the procedure, unless evacuation to a medical facility will take many hours or days, or unless envenomation has been extreme. Intramuscular or subcutaneous application of antivenom has proven to be much less effective, and in some cases ineffective, than intravenous administration. Acute allergic reactions to antivenom can occur, and contemplated field administration of antivenom should include provision for a sufficient supply of epinephrine (adrenalin) to counteract any such potential effects.


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Liz Dorneman

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MidlothianWondering how you can make a difference to Midlo’s student-athletes? Come find out!  Tonight they will begin planning for all of the fall activities. Please come out and volunteer some of your time and skills to help Midlo’s student-athletes.






Midlothian High School Library

Mark your calendar for their next 2 meetings on July 11 and August 8.


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A Great Summer Camp for Kids

The Summer camps at Good Shepherd Episcopal School The Summer camps at Good Shepherd Episcopal School return bigger and better for 2016. They have the top camp providers from the tri-city area under one roof for 11 weeks of fun activities for children ages 5 – 14.  Mountain biking, building with Lego blocks, cooking camps, tech camps, art and craft camps, drama camps and much more. 

Want Minions, Minecraft & Mythology?  The Summer camps at Good Shepherd Episcopal School has them.

How about Dinosaurs & Star Wars?  The Summer camps at Good Shepherd Episcopal School has them too.

They have it all!

Pre & Post Camp care plus lunch bridge care are available.

The greatest thing about this summer camp is that your kids can go one full day, one session of the day, or you can mix and match to meet the needs of your schedule.  Brilliant! A summer camp created that fits your changing schedule and one that your kids will love!


Good Shepard Episcopal School

4207 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, Va 23225

Good Shepard Episcopal SchoolRUNS FROM:

June 13 through August 26


Have a blast with them this summer – the 2016 SUMMER OF FUN!



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Boots vs. Badges Charity Softball Game

Chesterfield County Police and Fire Department

bootsvsbadgesNext Saturday Chesterfield County Fire and EMS and Chesterfield County Police face-off in a softball game to benefit the family of Trooper Chad Dermyer. Join us for what’s sure to be a lively game.


June 18, 2016


6:00 PM


Matoaca Park Field One

Donations will be accepted for the family of Trooper Chad Dermyer


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Allie’s Rules for High School

A few tips for parents to share with daughters heading into high School

Family Guidance Centers

Teen On PhoneA few nights ago I had an encounter with my 18-year-old daughter that will be imprinted on my heart forever. I walked into her room; she was sitting on the floor with her laptop. Immediately obvious was her determined focus on something she was typing. While I made a mental note of the messy room and intended to revisit it momentarily, I asked what she was working on so seriously. She looked up and said, “Mom, tell me what you think of this. These are Allie’s High School Rules. I’m giving them to my ninth graders.”

To give you a little context, Allie served as a small group leader to middle school girls on Sunday mornings at our church. That group is entering Milton High School as freshmen in a couple weeks. Allie has poured lots of time and energy into these girls over the past few years, and loves them so much. Having just graduated from Milton herself, she has a fresh perspective on exactly what they’ll be encountering over the next four years. She decided to put together a list of “guidelines” that she’s hoping will help them navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of high school.

As Allie began reading her list to me, I found myself crumbling (in a good way) on the inside. By the time she reached the end of her list, I was sitting on the floor with eyes flooded. I was overwhelmed and amazed at her maturity and strength. I knew she had made good choices throughout high school, and had traversed some hard things in ways that demonstrated her love for Christ and desire to obey Him. But to hear the “rubber meets the road” advice she put on paper was incredible. In that moment, I LOVED her messy room too!

So, I’m going to share 20 of “Allie’s Rules for High School” with you! Some of them are inside jokes she has with her girls, but you’ll get them anyway. Pass on to any rising high schoolers you might know!

  •     Surround yourself with people who build you up, not people who tear you down.
  •     Treat your kisses like you have a limited supply.
  •     Guard your heart. Seriously… your heart is precious.
  •     Stay vertical/no buttons and zippers (or Velcro). In other words, set your boundaries and stick to them.
  •     Have an accountability partner and be willing to tell HER everything.
  •     Be so so so so so so so SO SO SO SO careful who you date.
  •     If you’re wondering if you should break up with him, break up with him.
  •     If your girl gets broken up with, go buy her a stuffed animal, a blanket, candy, and lots and lots of ice cream. (Other gifts are acceptable.)
  •     Pray, PRAY, PRAY! Don’t ever forget how much you need God.
  •     Have a quiet time. It may seem like a hassle, but it will help you stay close to God.
  •     Be nice to your parents. They love you and want the best for you, so if you disagree with them, just realize that they are a lot smarter than you…sorry about it.
  •     If you find yourself lying to your parents/other adults in your life, backtrack and get out of that situation IMMEDIATELY. You are somewhere you do not want to be.
  •     Never be afraid to say no. It’s better to be a wimp than dead.
  •     When you fall on your face, get back up and keep moving (literally and figuratively).
  •     Journal so you can look back and see what God has done in your life.
  •     Even when you don’t want to, GO TO CHURCH!
  •     If it’s not classy, don’t do it.
  •     Don’t judge. Even when people are doing things you don’t agree with, show them love.
  •     Pause before you speak… this will prevent a lot of problems.
  •     Selfies are for faces.

If you have a teenage girl in your life, and she has a good high school rule to add, let us hear from you or her!

written by Sandra Stanley

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Never Too Soon to See a Doctor About Zika

June 13, 2016

Mosquito Squad

Mosquito SquadAccording to Andrea Frazier, “When should pregnant women go to a doctor for Zika? It’s never too soon.

“Although mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have not yet entered the United States, they are expected to do so within the next few weeks as weather gets warmer. The virus, while relatively innocuous for most people, has incredibly dangerous effects for babies born to women who contract the disease while pregnant. Repercussions for fetuses and newborns include severe birth defects, most notably microcephaly, which manifests in small heads and brain damage. Just this week, a woman from Honduras gave birth to a baby girl plagued with microcephaly in New Jersey, and The Washington Post reported that the woman had visited her gynecologist as soon as she developed a rash while pregnant. This raises the question of when pregnant women should go to a doctor for Zika — because if the point at which symptoms begin to show is already too late, then what’s a mom-to-be to do?

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that, as of June 1, there are 618 reported cases of Zika virus in the United States, and all of them are travel-related. (While most people contract Zika through a mosquito bite, sexual transmission is a less-common way to get it.)

“Alarmingly, as of May 26, 341 of the Zika cases in the United States were pregnant women. Health officials are encouraging American women who have visited any of the infected countries — mostly in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean — to wait at least eight weeks before getting pregnant.”


Source: Romper

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Dogtopia Chesterfield


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Monday’s weather at a glance…


Sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 6 to 9 mph.



Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Light and variable wind.



Sunny, with a high near 85. North wind around 6 mph.


weatherTuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.



A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


weatherWednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


weatherThursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 50%.



A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


weatherFriday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.


weatherSaturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.




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Updated School Events Schedule!

brought to you by Ace Glass



More than 4,300 Chesterfield students will receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 9-13 at VCU’s Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. Graduates and their families are invited to share their best graduation photos via Facebook and Twitter with Chesterfield County Public Schools: Just use the hashtag #ccps16 when you post or tweet and be sure to include the name of your high school. Tickets are required to attend graduation, but the ceremonies will be streamed live online at and will be shown live on Comcast Channel 96.

Here is the schedule of graduations:

  • Meadowbrook High students will graduate at 10 a.m. June 13.
  • Bird High students will graduate at 2:30 p.m. June 13.
  • Carver College and Career Academy students will graduate at 7 p.m. June 13.



Alberta Smith Elementary will participate in a schoolwide reading of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 6-17. Teachers will be reading the book aloud and incorporating penguin-related activities during the day. For more information, email


Field day

Field day at Jacobs Road Elementary will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13. Grades K-2 will participate in the morning, and grades 3-5 graders will participate in the afternoon. There will be a break in activities 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call 674-1320.


Pack meetings

Spring Run Elementary will hold its last Pack meetings of the year at 2 p.m. June 14 for grades K-2 and at 2 p.m. June 15 for grades 3-5. For more information, call 639-6352.

Lunch Date With the Future

Bellwood Elementary fifth-graders will complete their yearlong study and practice of good manners and etiquette with a formal lunch at 11 a.m. June 15 at the Country Club at the Highlands. Students, teachers and invited guests will enjoy a meal together. For more information, email

Community project

Hening Elementary raised $657 for the school’s Relay for Life team, which is called Hope with Hening Hornets. Students brought in donations during a Taking Steps to Find a Cure fundraiser and posted purple feet on a wall. Fifth-graders raised $241 of the total amount, all of which will go to the American Cancer Society. As a reward, students will watch fifth-grade teachers dye their hair, male teachers shave their beards and one teacher shave his head. That will all take place June 15 during a mini Relay for Life walk during the school’s field day. For more information, call 743-3655.


Economics Fair

Alberta Smith Elementary third-graders will present an Economics Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16. Each student is responsible for creating a product to sell and will spend the day acting as a producer (selling goods) and a consumer (shopping at other students’ stores for goods). For more information, email

Fifth-grade farewell

Spring Run Elementary will send its fifth-graders off to middle school with a promotion ceremony at 9 a.m. June 16 in the school gym. Also, fifth-graders will get a rousing goodbye at 11:30 a.m. June 17 when all the other students line the hallways to cheer on the fifth-graders as they leave on the last day of the school year. For more information call 639-6352.

Fifth-grade promotion

Jacobs Road Elementary will send its fifth-graders off to middle school during a ceremony 9-11:30 a.m. June 16 at Clover Hill High. For more information, call Eileen Traveline at 674-1320.

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