Meetings and Notices for April 5

Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (April 5) at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street.

The Rappahannock County School Board meets at 7 p.m. (closed session) and 7:30 p.m. (public session) on Tuesday (April 10) at RCHS library.

The town of Washington’s April  12 Architectural Review Board (ARB) meeting has been cancelled, as no applications have been received.

The Washington Town Council holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, (April 9) at Town Hall. Highlights from the agenda include updates on the Natural Habitat Area, Town Hall repairs and a proposed increase in the Rappahannock Water and Sewer Authority contract. The council holds its budget work session at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Town Hall.

Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission hosts a meeting to review the draft 2012 Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 13 at the commission offices, 420 Southridge Parkway #106, Culpeper.

Registration for new Kindergartners is 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Rappahannock County Elementary School April 17-19 (and 1 to 3 p.m. by appointment). For more information, contact the school at 540-227-0200. All children who will reach age 5 by Sept. 30 may enter Kindergarten this August.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Culpeper Chapter #73 invites the students of Rappahannock County to participate in its annual essay contest. Public, private and home-schooled students are encouraged to enter. Prizes, awarded in six grade categories spanning first through 12th grade, are $50 (first-place) $35 and $25. If you have an interest in history, essay rules and checklist can be found at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the Rappahannock County Public Library. Entry deadline is April 6. For details, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or