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All new land use ap­pli­ca­tions must be filed on or be­fore Nov. 1. If you need more in­for­ma­tion please call the Rap­pa­han­nock County Com­mis­sioner of the Rev­enue at 540-675-5370 (8:30 to 4:30 week­days).

The Ar­ti­sans Mar­ket, part of the Christ­mas in Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton fes­tiv­i­ties, has open­ings for a few more ar­ti­sans and ven­dors to show and sell their cre­ations and wares. The mar­ket event takes place Sun­day, Dec. 4 from 10 to 4 p.m. and has been a suc­cess­ful and well- at­tended venue at both the RAAC The­atre and Town Hall. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Patti Bren­nan, mar­ket co­or­di­na­tor, at 540-987-8615 or [email protected]

The Rap­pa­han­nock-Rap­i­dan Health Dis­trict is of­fer­ing free flu vac­ci­na­tions at clin­ics in Culpeper and Madi­son on Mon­day, Nov. 5; 200 doses of free vac­cine will be avail­able at each lo­ca­tion for any­one 3 or older. The clin­ics are 9 to noon at Eastern View High School (16332 Cy­clone Way, Culpeper), and 1 to 4 p.m. at Madi­son High School (68 Moun­taineer Lane, Madi­son). For more in­for­ma­tion, visit or the state health depart­ment’s

web­site at www.vdh.vir­

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 home-schooled) 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 je­bod­die schol­ar­[email protected] 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 540-9878064, or Nan But­ler Roberts, cel­e­bra­tion pro­gram chair, at 540-6612013 or [email protected]

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 Dec. 1. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Ch­eryl Tay­lor at 540987-8026 or strm­[email protected]­

Thanks­giv­ing is early this year but the Rap­pa­han­nock County Gar­den Club has hand-made-to-or­der wreaths, gar­lands and cen­ter­pieces for sale with sev­eral new and beau­ti­ful items this year. All prof­its go to send­ing county chil­dren to na­ture camps or pro­vid­ing schol­ar­ships. Items will be avail­able for pickup at the Wash­ing­ton fire hall from 3 to 6 Wed­nes­day, Nov. 28 and again from 9 and noon Thurs­day, Nov. 29. All or­ders must be placed be­fore Nov. 21 to in­sure avail­abil­ity. All pre­vi­ous sup­port­ers will be con­tacted in late Oc­to­ber; early or­der­ing rec­om­mended. Visit laugh­ing­duck­gar­ to see the pro­mo­tional piece and then call Pam Rubin at 540-987 9459 to or­der.

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