Valley milk slapped with injunction for tainted milk powder

STRASBURG — The Food and Drug Administration has filed a court order against Valley Milk Products in Strasburg, banning the production of all powdered milk as a result of salmonella being found during inspections last summer. A consent decree of condemnation and permanent injunction was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Harrisonburg on March 14. The U.S. Department of Justice represented the FDA in court. The decree means the company agreed to cooperate with the FDA without confirming or denying its allegations. The plant at 412 E. King St. has not produced milk powder since July, and cannot resume until 10 “appropriate corrective actions” are taken to sanitize the facility and ensure that salmonella bacteria don’t reappear in the products or the plant, according to the decree. Those actions include cleaning and repairing all equipment and areas that powdered products touch, establishing a sanitation control program and submitting a set of salmonella monitoring guidelines to the FDA, the decree said.  

Dennison named events coordinator in New Market

NEW MARKET — A lifelong Shenandoah County resident has jumped from the golden arches to grant-writing and event planning for the Town of New Market. Amber Dennison, 34, started as the town’s new events and marketing coordinator on March 13. She had been a store manager at the McDonald’s restaurant at 2387 South Main St. in Harrisonburg for 13 years. Former director Brittany Clem left her position in January to join the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department as a program specialist.

Styx pulls out of county fair

WOODSTOCK — Styx will no longer perform at the Shenandoah County Fair in August. The fair association announced the rock band’s cancellation “due to unforeseen circumstances” in a press release last week. General Manager Tom Eshelman declined to say why the near-sellout show will not go on.

Superheroes to the rescue: Dinner planned to benefit boy, 4, with rare bone marrow disorder

FRONT ROYAL — A rare gene mutation has induced tribulations upon a local 4-year-old which would be difficult for any adult to handle. Mason Langlais suffers from a dyskeratosis congentia, which causes an array of medical issues including bone marrow failure. When Ressie Jeffries Elementary School employee Carol Vorous heard about Langlais' diagnosis from his grandmother, Tammy Shell, she knew the family needed help to persevere through these difficult times. So Vorous planned the "Team Super Hero" benefit dinner to help the Langlaises. The dinner will be held 4 to 8 p.m. April 9 at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department at 221 N. Commerce Ave. Proceeds will be used to help the Langlaises with medical bills and other expenses. The benefit will include musical performances by Soldiers of Suburbia, Charlee Allman and Slow Creek. There will also be a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $12 in advance for adults, $15 at the door and kids under 12 are $7.
The Warren Sentinel /  03-24-2017  
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Following a meeting last week of its ad hoc Building Committee, the Page County Board of Supervisors should soon be receiving revised plans for a new county office building.
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Luray’s Barbee Monument to be repaired

The Confederate sentry guarding the East Luray Plaza will soon have a new base on which to rest his weary feet.
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Shenandoah County schools anticipate $2.5 million shortfall

Another difficult budgeting process is looming for the county school system, as administrators are projecting a $2.5 million shortfall for the next fiscal year.

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