The Augusta County 4-H and FFA Market Animal Show is in need of 6-8 laptops. Laptops must have Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1 (Pro, Ultimate, Enterprise), 64-bit. Home Editions and Windows XP are not supported by the software they use. Must be 8GB RAM or higher and 300MB of free
hard disk.
If you are able to donate a laptop, please contact Marie Rothwell, 4-H Extension Agent for Augusta County at (540) 245-5750 or
Greater Augusta Regional Tourism
Announces Spring Grant Program
Greater Augusta Regional Tourism (GART) announced the release of the spring grant program applications. GART, which incorporates tourism efforts from Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro, will focus on businesses operating within those localities. The program enables up to four grant awards of $2,500 maximum per grant.
Applications will be based on the degree of impact upon tourism in the region, use of new initiatives applied to the tourism sector, and strength of partnerships and creativity.
More information and applications can be found online.
F & M Bank Corp Announces Record Earnings
F & M Bank Corp. (OTCQX: FMBM), parent company of Farmers & Merchants Bank, announces its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ending December 31, 2016.
Dean Withers, President and CEO, commented, “We are pleased to announce record fourth quarter and record year to date earnings of $2.518 million and $9.567 million, respectively. These results represent increases of 15.45% and 13.66% for the respective periods. Loan demand continues to be strong with the growth in loans held for investment totaling $47.6 million year to date. Deposit growth also accelerated in the second half of 2016 with the year to date increase now totaling $42.4 million. Our net interest margin at 4.34% has been stable over the last several quarters and continues to drive our extraordinary results.”
F & M Bank Corp. is an independent, locally-owned, community bank holding company, offering a full range of financial services, through its subsidiary, Farmers & Merchants Bank’s twelve banking offices in Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page and Augusta Counties, Virginia. The Bank also provides additional services through two loan production offices located in Penn Laird, VA and Fishersville, VA and through its subsidiary, VBS Mortgage located in Harrisonburg, VA. Additional information may be found at or by calling (540) 896-8941.
Blue Ridge Community College Workforce & Continuing Education Announces Upcoming Computer Classes
Excel Level 1
Thursdays, February 9-March 2, 6-9pm
Instructor: Chris Turnage
Get Started with Computers
Tuesdays, February 7-March 14, 9am-12pm
Instructor: Shirley Matherly
Social Media and Online Privacy A to Z
Wednesdays, February 22-March 15, 6-9pm
Instructor: Joe Showker
21st Century Cyber Security for Small Business
Tuesdays, March 7-28, 6-9pm
Instructor: Wayne Martin


Get Started with Google Apps
Tuesdays, April 4 & 11, 9am-12pm
Instructor: Shirley Matherly
For more information or to register, click here.

The Unteachable Key to Reaching Your Fitness Goals

Like coming out of the tunnel before a football game, you marched into the gym after New Year’s! You were ready to rock and this was going to be the year you lost that 30 pounds! Fast forward a few weeks (maybe even one week) and there you are, hitting the snooze button or going home after work instead of stopping at the fitness center. What happened? You had a workout plan, a diet to follow, and plenty of time to hit the gym during the week. You are not alone!
Need some encouragement? Let DC Fit help with these five tips.

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Leah Pugh to Sponsor Coffee Club


Leah A. Pugh, local Edward Jones financial advisor, will host a coffee club on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:00am at her office located at 108 Parkersburg Tpke, Staunton.
7th Annual Ronald L. Hutchins, Sr. Memorial “Vision in Business” Scholarship 2017



Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. is offering a $500.00 scholarship for one graduating Senior from high schools in Augusta County and the cities of Waynesboro and Staunton. This scholarship is a onetime award toward the recipient’s first year of higher education in Business Management.
To obtain an application or for more information, please see your guidance counselor or contact Kristyn Henke at Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. via email: or by phone at (540) 221-6036. The application and essay must be received by Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. no later than 5:00pm on March 24, 2017.


Need Updated Head Shots? Brittany Carpenter Photography will be at the GARCC office on February 3, February 6 and February 10. To schedule your appointment, please email
Want Brittany to come to your company for multiple head shots? Contact her at


Join a winning team! Farm Bureau Insurance in Waynesboro is looking for a friendly, energetic, goal oriented and professional Customer Service Representative. Responsibilities include greeting customers, answering phones, setting appointments, handling account receivables and providing insurance support to our Agents. This isn’t just a job- it is a career in the insurance industry where you make a difference in people’s lives! Competitive compensation, bonuses, great benefits, vacation and more! Visit or email resume to
Nationwide Insurance/Huffman Insurance in Staunton is seeking a part-time Customer Service Representative to work in a busy office. The position could develop into a full-time position. Looking for a person who is good with the public, energetic, and able to multi-task. Insurance license preferred, but not required. Please send resume to