Meetings and Notices for Nov. 29

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 p.m. Monday (Dec. 3) at the courthouse on Gay Street in Washington. (There is no 7 p.m. meeting.) Agenda includes: high school window and HVAC project; donation form in tax bills; employee health insurance; EMS cost recovery program; SNP superintendent Martha Bogle resolution; Sheriff’s Office supplemental appropriation; Registrar of Voters appointment; salary supplement; library board vacancy; school budget amendment.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at the courthouse on Gay Street in Washington.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services board holds its regularly scheduled meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at its office at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting should contact Kimberley Martin at 540-825-3100, ext. 3146

There being no business to come before the Board of Zoning Appeals and after consultation with the chair, the special combined November/December board meeting Dec. 5 is cancelled.

Gray Ghost, 14706 Lee Hwy., Amissville, is sponsoring a special holiday food drive for the month of December to benefit the Culpeper Food Closet. All non-perishable food and monetary donations qualify you for a drawing to receive free tickets to one of Gray Ghost’s popular events. For more information, call 540-937-4869.

The Julia E. Boddie Scholarship Committee invites youths to enter its annual essay competition in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Awards in several categories will be presented on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. during the 22nd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at The Theatre at Washington. This year’s essay theme is: “Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King: Life and Legacy Live On.” Students (public, private and homeschooled) in grades 1-12 are eligible. Nominations must be postmarked by Dec. 10 and mailed to MLK Essay Competition, c/o Box 356, Sperryville, VA 22740 or emailed to jeboddiescholarship@usa.com. Nominations should include a cover sheet with the student’s name, age, grade, school, home mailing address, telephone and email. All entries should be no more than 250-300 words, typewritten, double-spaced. Winners will receive gifts, awards and certificates. For more information, contact Lillian F. Aylor, committee chair, at 540-987-8064, or Nan Butler Roberts, celebration program chair, at 540-661-2013 or nb_roberts@msn.com.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Culpeper Chapter 73, invites students of Rappahannock County to participate in their annual essay contest. Categories for high school, middle school and elementary age students; private and homeschooled students are encouraged to enter as well. Prizes for each grade category, including $50 for first place. Essay rules and checklist available at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the Rappahannock County Library. Entry deadline is Friday (Dec. 1). For more information, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or strmrgr@copper.net.