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If Germany had been just a bit more persuasive, it’s possible that the Final Four games would not have been played in Houston. During February and March of 1917, Germany was trying hard to convince Mexico to enter World War I, promising the Mexicans that an allegiance would result in bringing Texas, Arizona and New Mexico back into the land of Pancho Villa.

THREE GEN, 10K: Family gets in shape to walk the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k

Last year, Anton Van Peppen, a long-time Chester resident, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes during a May visit with his doctor. A few days later, he celebrated his 50th birthday by filling out a gym membership form.

Chesterfield schedules hydrant flushing for southern area

Roy E. Covington, director of utilities for Chesterfield County, advises residents in the southern part of the county that the department will begin flushing water lines on Sunday, April 3. Flushing will take place in the portion of the system that lies generally south of Route 360 to Colonial Heights, Enon and the Matoaca-Ettrick area.

GA speaks, Governor vetoes, Chesterfield agrees

The Chesterfield County Public Schools are high on physical fitness but they’re leery of paying for it. The school division supported Gov. Bob McDonnell last week when he vetoed a bill that would mandate that schools provide 150 hours a year to physical education.

Hope for Kasey

Chester native Kasey Crute, 18, a freshman at the University of Virginia, was building “eco-friendly” latrines in Panama during her Spring break when she suffered a paralyzing neck injury after diving into a pool of water on Thursday, March 10.

Presquile National Wildlife Refuge seeks public input

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on developing its Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Presquile National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a 1,329-acre island in the James River, accessed by ferry from Bermuda Hundred near Enon.

Parks and Rec to offer nature hikes this April

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering three guided nature hikes along Virginia’s scenic trails. All fees include round-trip transportation from Rockwood Nature Center.

County recognizes volunteers’ service

Chesterfield County’s Senior Advocate held a reception on Monday, March 21, in honor of 34 volunteers who provided nearly 600 volunteer hours during 2010, valued at $12,156.