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Monarchs victory keeps playoff bid alive

The newspaper clipping from last year was on the sideline as motivation to win, and a Vince Lombardi quote adorned a sign held by Meadowbrook’s players as they charged onto the field to the sounds of Guns N’ Roses Welcome to the Jungle.

TDHS team wins volleyball invitational

The Thomas Dale High School junior varsity volleyball team won the Highland Springs Invitational JV Volleyball Championship (Gold Division) on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Highland Springs High School.

Dale quiets Matoaca to take District crown

Until this season, Thomas Dale’s Boys’ Volleyball team had never lost a district match. That streak ended with an early season loss to a much more experienced Matoaca team.

Elizabeth Davis sweeps boys’ and girls’ titles

Elizabeth Davis Middle School proved too tough for the field last Wednesday in the Southern Division Meet held at Carver Middle School. The girls’ team dominated competition, with Jeana Boersma, Dominique Grubbs, Mikayla Grubbs, Alison Jeter, Sarah Rieber, Natalie Smith and Megan Tucker all finishing in the top 15.

Help catch suspect who robbed three stores

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to identify and find a suspect who committed two robberies in the area of Jefferson Davis Highway, and one robbery in the area of Turner Road and Walmsley Boulevard.

Police blotter

COGBILL RD 10/30 Meadowbrook Country Club. Unknown suspect/s removed the glass in the rear door of the kitchen in an attempt to enter. No entry was made. Unknown suspect/s then removed the screws from the plywood covering the windows of the pool house and broke the windowpane to gain entry. Nothing appeared to be missing from inside.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, November 10
Early Literacy Story Time: Pigs! 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov, 530-3403 (Enon) and 748-6314 (Chester).

Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.

Support Group for Breast Cancer Survivors. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Southside Regional Medical Center, 200 Medical Park Blvd. The class will take place in the third-floor classroom. Details: Faye Flemming, 765-5884.

REMINISCENCE: 99-year-old recalls active life

It’s been said that we don’t grow old simply by piling up the years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Time may wrinkle the skin, but lack of enthusiasm for life will wrinkle one’s spirit. Ruth Wooldridge, who celebrated 99 years last week, has her ideals intact and spreads enthusiasm to her family extending through five generations.