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Pumpkins, popcorn and face painting

Fun was the order of the evening at Matoaca Elementary School’s Fall Festival last week. Along with class-decorated pumpkins, music and face painting, students and parents were able to enjoy a book fair in the library and a silent auction on gift baskets.

Cosby student collects supplies for Beulah

A Cosby High School student has started what she hopes will be a lasting partnership between her school and Beulah Elementary School.

Big plays help Monarchs overpower Warriors

When Meadowbrook and Matoaca took the field Friday night, both teams were playing for a shot to remain alive for the state playoffs. It was a game that was circled on the calendar for both opponents, and it didn’t disappoint, as the Monarchs defeated the Warriors 42-28 in a barn burner.

Knights, Warriors dominate in district play

Coach Nolan Shigley’s Warriors were as hot as the temperatures last Wednesday in capturing the school’s first Central District Meet Championship at Battlefield Park. With four Matoaca runners finishing in the top seven, the Warriors were able to edge perennial champion Thomas Dale by 34-43. As expected, Joel Reynolds continued his domination of the Central District by repeating as individual champion.

The next level

Brett Diamond    
Matoaca High School
California University (PA) Football

Diamond led the Vulcans with 10 tackles, including three for losses, in a thrilling 18-15 OT victory over rival Indiana University (PA). The 10-tackle performance ties a career high for Brett matching his output of just a week before. Diamond has led 12th-ranked California to an 8-1 record so far this season. The 230-pound linebacker is a Division II preseason All-America candidate.

Police seek men who used stolen credit cards

This week, the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs help to identify two men who used a stolen credit card.

Police blotter

CRICKLEWOOD DR 10/25 South Pointe Landing Apartments. Armed suspects forced the victim into a vehicle, drove him to another site within the complex and threatened to harm him and his family unless he paid them money they felt was owed to them.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, November 3
Board of Zoning Appeals. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Chester Library. Details: 748-6314.

Early Literacy Story Time: Silly Stories. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov, 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).