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Abby and Charlie Searcy’s pet hamster will be on America’s Funniest Home Videos on Sunday (Nov. 11).Lifetime Fluvanna County resident Erinn Searcy had no idea that the video she recorded on Christmas morning in 2009 would be televised three years later on the popular ABC show America’s Funniest Home Videos. But that is exactly what is going to happen, and on November 11, viewers will get a chance to see the video that Searcy took. The video is of the Searcy family’s pet hamster riding a mechanical Zhu Zhu pet hamster.

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Schools wrestle to find money; jobs, furloughs on table

Discussing where to cut the school board budget felt like déjà vu. All of the programs examined six-months ago during the budget crisis were re-examined at Thursday’s (Nov. 1) school board budget session. Cutting positions, closing Cunningham and Columbia schools, getting rid of varsity athletics and the early retirement program – they were all back on the table.

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School Superintendent Gena Keller spoke at a Q & A forum held Nov. 1For the last six months, many parents in Fluvanna have felt exactly like Kerry Murphy-Hammond. They want to run.
“Reactively, I’d like to run. I’d like to sell my house and run back to Henrico County,” said Murphy-Hammond. But, she didn’t. Instead, she got involved.

“I’m not going to pushed out of this county and my kid is not going to be pushed out of this school,” said Murphy-Hammond, who helped to start a grassroots group called Focus on Fluvanna’s Future (FoFF).

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Grade 8

Bajs, Nikola   
Baker, Emily Alexandra   
Belew, Victoria Lauren Patience   
Belle, Mary Danielle   
Brophy, Conner James   
Bushman, Skyler B   
Butler, Ryan Cole   
Coppola, Liana Rose   
Desgrosiellier, Emily Rae   
Dunn, Madeline Elizabeth   
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Members of Fox Memorial church near Scottsville held a wrapping and packing party last year for Operation Christmas Child.Christmas may be several weeks away, but local churches and families are getting a head start on this season of giving through a unique project aimed at helping needy children overseas.

Operation Christmas Child is an international outreach that brings hope and joy to millions of boys and girls each year, many of whom have endured difficult circumstances brought on by war, poverty, disease, or natural disaster. Through the gift of a simple shoe box—filled with small toys and school supplies—these hurting children are reminded that they are not forgotten. For some of them, it is the first gift they have ever received.

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