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September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

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Fusing sports and guidance in the Bensley community

On Saturday morning, a small group of middle-aged men convened in a room adjacent to the gym at First Baptist Church of Hopewell to discuss local sports and the promising futures of young athletes. However, a handfull of these young athletes but on the win gradually unfolding in front of them.

Chester men duel

President Ulysses S. Grant, on January 26, 1870, signed the act that allowed Virginia’s representatives to return to the U.S. Senate and House, thus ending Reconstruction in the Commonwealth.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, January 26
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Computer Class: Microsoft PowerPoint. 10:15 a.m. Central Library. Registration required. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.

Weekly Calendar

Wednesday, January 19
Bermuda District Community Meeting. 1:30 p.m. Bensley Community Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Residents can hear a Chesterfield County Committee on the Future report titled, Preparing Residents to Thrive in a Global Society.

School Board. 7 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY JANUARY 12 - CEA makes plea for wage increase 1980

This week, 30 years ago, teachers addressed the School Board pleading that their salaries at least keep up with inflation, which in 1980 was a staggering 14 percent. At the time, a starting teacher in Chesterfield County was paid $10,000 annually, and a seasoned educator earned $16,500. Chesterfield Education Association President Alan Loeffler, a teacher at Enon Elementary School, said the salary scale was designed for women and was low because it was thought of as simply a supplement to a husband’s salary.

Contest win fuels student’s passion for fashion

Dreams give way to goals at a surprisingly young age today. For Caroline Smith, a young girl who has a passion for fashion design, it was a teacher’s encouragement and parents providing a clear path that gave her an opportunity to set her dreams in motion.

Miss Virginia USA and her path to the crown

On an icy winter night in December, Nikki Poteet, 23, finally had time to relax. The anticipation in her big, blue eyes made the occasion seem like first time in years she’d been able to sit and talk for any length of time; but, her eyes softened as she remembered how exhausting her year had been.