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About 50 people drove through a dark, rainy Tuesday morning (Jan. 3) to hear the three Virginia Senate candidates address the issues facing the 22nd District.
Independent Joe Hines, Republican Mark Peake and Democrat Ryant Washington took turns explaining their platforms in a breakfast forum put on by the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
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Rhon Williams, Frost BitesIn two weeks, local business owner Rhon Williams will either pack up the contents of Frost Bites, Fluvanna’s frozen yogurt shop, or sport a pair of swim trunks and sit in a pool of frozen yogurt so hometown heroes can turn him into a human sundae.

Williams says he will wear his “sundae best” if he can raise $50,000 through an independent fundraiser set up to spare Frost Bites from having to close. “I see this as the opportunity to say, ‘Yes, we appreciate businesses that are in our community and we are going to step in and do what it takes to keep them,’” he said.

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Henna body art. For hundreds of years, face painting has been used across cultures, from the Picts of Scotland to the Lakota Tribes of North America, the Zulu in Africa, the Maori in New Zealand, and the Aborigines in Australia, India and other areas of Asia and South America. Wherever early peoples formed tribal groups, they would adorn themselves with symbols or color, communicating to others their religious and spiritual beliefs.

Face painting has evolved over the centuries from being largely symbolic with special meanings to being used as camouflage by the military or as theatrical makeup. The opera was the first theatrical venue for face painting to enhance the character. Later clowns became a specialty in the circus. Nowadays women will not leave the house without putting on “their face.”

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Candidates speak at forum

About 50 people drove through a dark, rainy Tuesday morning (Jan. 3) to hear the three Virginia Senate candidates address the issues facing the 22nd District.

Independent Joe Hines, Republican Mark Peake and Democrat Ryant Washington took turns explaining their platforms in a breakfast forum put on by the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

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Fluco girls destroy opponents in tournament
Boys fight out barn burner

In the four games played by the Flying Fluco basketball teams on Dec. 28 and 29, there were three blow-outs and one barn burner. The Fluco girls triumphed over the Fuqua Falcons 59-16 and over the Spotsylvania Knights 53-18. But the Fluco boys fell to the Fuqua Falcons 47-51 and to the William Monroe Dragons 47-80.

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