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Backpack ministry expands in Shenandoah

SHENANDOAH — A backpack ministry is stepping out by faith to make a difference in the lives of Page County preschoolers. Making A Difference started three years ago by sending food home with needy Shenandoah Elementary School students on the weekend.
The Valley Banner / 09-24-2014

Four new judges likely to be added in 26th Judicial District

WINCHESTER — Four new judges are expected to be added to the benches in the Northern Shenandoah Valley next week. They were selected from among 19 candidates seeking the judgeships in the 26th Judicial District, according to a joint news release from Republican Dels. Mark Berg, Frederick County; Randy Minchew, Leesburg; Dave LaRock, Hamilton; Todd Gilbert, Woodstock; Steve Landes, Verona; Tony Wilt, Harrisonburg and Michael Webert, Marshall; along with GOP Sens. Jill Vogel, Upperville; Mark Obenshain, Harrisonburg and Emmett Hanger, Mount Solon.

Police seek missing woman near Shenandoah

SHENANDOAH — Page County law enforcement is searching for a woman who has been missing since Sunday, Sept. 7. Capt. Carl “Bow” Cook, of the Page County Sheriff’s Office, identified the woman as 51-year-old Joy Schultz. Cook said that the woman was last seen at her residence in the 900 block of U.S. 340, outside of the Shenandoah town limits, around 9 a.m. on Sept. 7.

Elkton Council okays website, postpones sign

ELKTON – By a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joshua Gooden dissenting, Town Council on Monday approved the creation of website for local businesses to use. A contract for up to $1,500 was approved for Ames Web Design of Luray. The idea for the website grew out of meetings with Rockingham County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Elkton Town Manager Kevin Whitfield said. A number of town businesses requested the website, he said, which would take 20 hours to build.
The Valley Banner / 09-17-2014

Shenandoah National Park plans prescribed burn at Big Meadows

LURAY — Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 35 acres of Big Meadows sometime between September 20 and October 10, 2014, weather permitting. A portion of Big Meadows (milepost 51), the open area across from Byrd Visitor Center, is burned each year for the purpose of maintaining the open vista by preventing encroachment by trees and shrubs.

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