Members of Daisy and Brownie Troop 825. Photo courtesy of Jane Garnett
Daisy & Brownie Girl Scout Troop #825 held their closing meeting for the school year at the Eagle Rock Library.
Pictured in the back row are leader Jennifer Coffey, Paige Fitzgerald, Meradith Brogan, and Tatum Martin. In the front row are Hailey Coffey, Malorie Brogan, and Samara Defibaugh. Not pictured is Jaden Kitt.
Here are some short videos of the FBI finale from today’s May 30th Chemical WMD Workshop held at Greenfield Training and Education Center. The entourage traveled to the BCSD Shooting Range (the old landfill site) for some demonstrations of explosives made from common materials. Multiple FBI and State Police performed the demos. We had a previous post. The chief organizer was Agent Doug Fielder out of the Richmond Office.
We won’t tell you what they blew these three items up with– two cars and a desk. The big scare? Most of the explosives are made from easily found materials– the point of the workshop to make EMS, Law Enforcements and Retailers aware of what could be homegrown or international terrorists and how they can be supplied. Lt. Jeff Stritesky, Crime Prevention specialist for Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department said, ” The FBI had 106 register for the class and they were divided about 30 per cent from each group, plus some teachers and assorted others.”
These are photos from the district tournament of Lord Botetourt boys’ soccer versus William Byrd on May 25 at Staunton River. Lord Botetourt beat Byrd 1-0 with the lone goal scored by Todd Johnson. The first photo shows the starters in their huddle before the game. The second shows No. 20 Kolbe Adams hustling for the ball. The third shows No. 6 Patrick Harris keeping the ball from Byrd, and the fourth shows Johnson taking a shot.
Lord Botetourt all-district baseball players. Photo courtesy of Lindsay King
First-team all-district awards for the Blue Ridge District were given out May 24.
2012 Lord Botetourt all-district baseball players include pitcher and outfielder Zack Kelly, outfielder Conner Bronson, catcher Will Cline, position player Landon Ward, infielder Dylan Powers, and pitcher Michael Mnich.
The clouds opened up in the third inning of the James River High School and Chilhowie High School softball regional playoff game yesterday. The Knights were ahead 3-0 when the game was called. It resumes today at 5.
Here’s a look at the storm clouds that blew in over Botetourt late yesterday, as seen from James River High School.
The storm played havoc with the regional tournament games underway both there and at Lord Botetourt.
At James River, the Knights softball team was leading Chilhowie 3-0 in the third inning when play was suspended. The Knights baseball team trailed Fort Chiswell 3-0 in the second.
At Lord Botetourt, the Cavaliers girls soccer team was leading Spotswood 2-0 just before halftime; the boys team had yet to play. Meanwhile, the Lord Botetourt baseball game vs. E.C. Glass was in the first inning with no score.
Play will resume today at the point the games were called off. The games at James River start at 5 p.m.; the soccer at Lord Botetourt starts again at 5:30 p.m.; the baseball at 6 p.m.
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On Sunday, April 29, Jacob Foster of Bonsack performed his third recital on the guitar. His previous two recitals had been performed on the piano! His audience was entertained for over thirty minutes as Jacob demonstrated ability in both lead and accompaniment roles. He also introduced each song himself. The performance took place at The Blue Ridge Academy of Music’s new Recital Hall and Theatre at The Blue Ridge Mall.
The FBI out of Richmond is holding a Roanoke Area Chemical Industry Outreach Workshop today May 30 at Greenfield Education and Training Center.
This morning the GTEC auditorium is packed with EMS and Law enforcement and others from around western, central and south side Virginia. The program is aimed to help not only law enforcement, but others who might need to recognize home grown and internationally based terrorism in progress anywhere in the area. Basically, the Oklahoma City bombing would be an example of the types of chemical weapons of mass destruction that can be composed from otherwise harmless items like fertilizer.
Here is brief synopsis provided by the Sheriff’s Department concerning the FBI program. Registration and class space is already closed. This afternoon theFBI will have a demostration of a car that will be blown up on the shooting range.
•Who: Chemical industry organizations to include manufacturers, supply, transportation, security and research professionals, first responders, fire, law enforcement, government professionals, and academic community personnel.
•Where: Morning briefings on chemicals and improvised explosives will be at the Greenfield Education and Training Center located at: 57 South Center Drive, Daleville, VA The afternoon explosives demonstration will be held at the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office Range. Directions to the range will be provided at the morning briefings.
•When: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 Event check in is from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (approx)- Briefings 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.- Lunch/travel to range 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.- Explosives Demonstration
•What: Explosive demonstration of conventional and improvised explosives made from easily obtainable chemicals with an emphasis on illustrating the teaching points covered in the morning briefings
•Dress: Dress casual- the afternoon session will be at an outdoor range.
•Other Info: Special thanks to the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in planning and hosting this training. Please contact FBI Special Agent Doug Fender regarding any questions at 423-340-2568 or via email at email@example.com.