IN BRIEF, March 31, 2016

Germanna dental students to provide free oral cancer screenings

The dental hygiene students at Germanna Community College will be offering free oral cancer screenings at the Locust Grove Campus at 2130 Germanna Hwy. from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, the disease is on the rise in the United States – approximately 48,250 people will be diagnosed in 2016. Make an appointment today. Early detection is critical. Contact Marlana Thomas at or: 540-423-9833 .


Caring for someone with dementia

One of America’s leading educators on dementia Teepa Snow teaches care strategies and

techniques based on the changes that happen with dementia. She teaches how to connect through demonstration and modeling with her audience. This program is offered to the community by Aging Together, Alzheimer’s Association Central/Western VA, Culpeper County Library, Healthy Steps, Home Instead Senior Care and Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services.

It will be held Tuesday, May, 3, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Daniel Technology Center located at 18121 Technology Drive in Culpeper. Registration: $20. Lunch included. CEU’s available. Limited respite services and scholarships for unpaid family caregivers available. Register: Contact 540-829-6405


Make-up days and graduation dates


The 2015/2016 school calendar was designed with five make-up days to accommodate cancellations. There have now been four inclement weather days –January 22, 25, 26, and 27. The last day of school will be May 27 unless another day is missed due to weather.

Eastern View High School graduation will take place on the evening of Friday, May

20 and Culpeper County High School graduation will take place on the morning of

Saturday, May 21.


12 Step Recovery Meetings

Group meetings are held seven days a week; meetings times can be found on website; The Warrenton Meeting Place, 26 South 3rd St., Warrenton.


Funds available to help protect wildlife, soil and water resources

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now seeking to invest up to $263 million in partner-led projects offering creative solutions for protecting/improving water quality, soil health, wildlife habitat, and agricultural viability.

Local, state, and tribal governments, universities, non-profit groups and other non-government partners can work with farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to create new opportunities for conservation. RCPP investments of nearly $600 million have already driven 199 partner-led projects, including five in Virginia. Pre-proposals must be submitted by May 10 to be considered for FY17 funding.

In this third round of applications, NRCS will again award 25 percent of the funding for state-level projects, 40 percent for multi-state and national projects, and 35 percent for projects in eight Critical Conservation Areas.

Virginia partners are already participating in two Critical Conservation Area projects benefitting the Chesapeake Bay. Another multi-state project to improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in the Upper Clinch-Powell River watersheds is among 84 high-impact projects announced in February. NRCS has also invested more than $2 million in state level RCPP projects to promote adoption of forestry practices statewide and help control nonnative, invasive plants in a 10-county region.

View the announcement on the website. For more information on applying, visit the national NRCS RCPP web page.