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White commits to Kansas

Andrew White, from Chester and formerly of Thomas Dale high school’s basketball team has verbally committed to play at the University of Kansas. The commitment came last Friday, but under NCAA rules White won’t be eligible to sign officially until the regular signing period that begins on April 11, 2012.

Eights are great for Chesterfield man who wins $405,000 in Pick 4 drawing

One of Karl Hartman’s favorite films is titled “O Lucky Man!” The Chesterfield resident could claim that title for himself after his latest Virginia Lottery win. He won a total of $405,000 in the November 23 Pick 4 night drawing.

J.P. Visser exhibits work at Chester Library

Contemporary artist J.P. Visser will be the exhibiting artist for the month of December at the Chester Library. Visser’s exhibit will run from December 3 through the December 30. Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation is sponsoring an opening reception for Visser on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Maud Hurt Meeting Room.

17 residents graduate from citizens academy

The Chesterfield County Police Department’s Citizens Academy held its 25th graduation ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 1.

School vandals sought

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and locate suspects involved with vandalisms at two local schools.

Police blotter

PERGRINE RD 11/23 Oak Run. Victim stated she heard a noise outside her residence and later discovered unknown suspect/s climbed up the exterior of the front door and attempted to gain entry through a second story bedroom window. Entry was not gained and at this time nothing has been reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, December 7
“Christmas Tea” at Magnolia Grange.  1 p.m.  Author Connie Lapallo will be introducing her latest book, “When the Moon has no More Silver,” and talking about Christmas in the New World.  $25.  Call 796-1479 for reservations.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

First Baptist invites you to Walk Through Bethlehem

The gymnasium in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Hopewell is currently unrecognizable. There are no signs of a facility to house basketball games, fellowship dinners, or sports camps.