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About two inches of snow came to Botetourt overnight. Some secondary roads are still slushy as of this afternoon and sprinkles are widespread across the county. Early this morning state police reported an accident at mile marker 170 on Interstate 81 north of Buchanan. A tractor trailer overturned and blocked the southbound lane. One lane was opened by 6:30 a.m., reported Sgt. Rob Carpentieri of the state police.
For more on the New Year’s Eve weather and what to expect click here for Kevin Myatt’s weather blog.
Eagle Rock Elelmentary School presented “3 Chefs” to a packed house on Dec. 7
“To an overflowing crowd of family members and friends, Eagle Rock Elementary School held a holiday program on December 7 in the school cafeteria. The festivities began with the Eagle Rock Chorus singing selected holiday songs. Brianna Dunbar and Rebecca Hall were soloists in the song Naughty or Nice. Zachary Hodges, Melaina Church, and Alexis Gluth were featured in the song One Wish. The program continued with kindergarten and first graders presenting a skit, “Christmas Cookies and Holiday Hearts”. The program was produced and directed by music teacher, Tracy Patterson. Pictured are kindergarten students dressed as chefs. (left to right) Hayden VanBuren, Kendall Bennington, Makayla Carr.”
–submitted by Tammy Teaff
Here is the picture of the winner from the Dec. 15th holiday drawing for a $100 gift that Sonny Berry w/Allstate sponsored. Sonny Berry is on the left and the winner Randy Patch on right.
Submitted by Berry Allstate Agency in Blue Ridge
Due to the band’s drummer breaking his hand the group KOLE has canceled the Buchanan Theatre performance scheduled for January at the Buchanan Theatre.
Submitted by Sharon Coleman
Celebrate Elvis’ 75th birthday on January 8 at the Buchanan Theatre with impersonator Blaine Compton. The show begins at 7:30 and complimentary birthday cake will be served following the concert. Compton is a resident of Franklin County and shared his talents last year at the theater to a delighted crowd. Tickets are $12.00 and are available at the door or in advance at the theater during regular business hours and at the Buchanan Town Hall. Call 520-6919 to have tickets held for you at the window.
Submitted by Sharon Coleman
Eagle Rock Elementary PTA recently held its annual National Reflections Contest. This year’s theme was “Beauty is…”. The students were given the opportunity to express their creative abilities in the categories of Visual Arts, Photography, Musical Composition, Literature, Dance Choreography, and Film/Video Production. Pictured are those students who participated in the contest. (left to right/ back row) Jason Lorton, Rebecca Hall, Alyssa Brion, Iain MacFarlane (left to right/ front row) Hannah Jordan, Anastasia Meadows. Absent when the photo was taken was Jacob VanNess. Iain MacFarlane and Anastasia Meadows placed first in the county in photography. Anastasia Meadows also placed first in visual arts. Rebecca Hall received first place for literature.
submitted by Tamara Teaff
On December 12th, 2009 the 10u Lady Outlaws played in their 4th tournament of the season. They played two 11u teams & 1 10u Team. In their 1st game they played the 11u Roanoke Roar “Orange” team and won with a score of 30-16. In their 2nd game they played against the 10u Roanoke Roar “Blue” team and won 30-15. In their 3rd and final game they played against the 11u Metro Salem team and won with a score of 25-23. This is their 2nd week in a row the 10u Lady Outlaws “King” go UNDEFEATED! Congratulations ladies on another great weekend of basketball!
The team: Lindsie Arthur (# 22), Hannah Bane (# 40), Sara Bane (# 3),
Sara Bryant (# 4), Jasmine King (# 13), Qwonneshia King (# 5)
& Maggie Quarles (# 11).
Assistant Coach Russell Bryant & Head Coach Steven King.
To follow theses future, talented young basketball ladies of Botetourt County please visit their website www.ballcharts.com/9uoutlawsking
Submitted by Steven King. Picture taken by Ashley King.
Botetourt Parks and Recreation has terrific attendance in the Strength and Conditioning Classes meeting morning and afternoon Monday through Wednesday at The Edge. The classes offered students a break in after holiday hum drum at home! They filled quickly, too.
Botetourt youth ages 6-12 participate in the morning classes and afternoons are filled by ages 13-17. The classes filled rapidly as the price was right –only $40 for the three day three hour sessions. A really good way to burn those holiday calories! The participants ran, worked on agility, and also on quickness in the sessions coached by The Edge staff. The Edge is located in the former Ice Palace building on Tom Andrews Road in Roanoke.
These classes and many other recreation classes, trips and events filled the calendar at Botetourt Parks and Recreation in 2009 thanks to Pete Peters and his staff. Look for more to come in 2010 including a 6 member team Dodge Ball tourney at LBHS coming in March (in conjunction with the school.) For more info call Angie Crawford at 473-8326.