nd have a good time because they're going to find their golf ball. It's not hard to walk, and it's [flat]. It's right there in front of you," Bealert said.ż0aAs far as the clubhouse goes, Bealert said they have installed a new roof, completely repainted the interior and are planning to implement a completely new and updated computer system to ensure customer convenience and fast inventory, which he hoped to be installed by Monday.ż0aA snack shop will also be included at the clubhouse, with hot dogs, refreshments, candy bars and beer once they get a license in a few months, Bealert added.ż0aThe 18-hole golf course will be a daily fee public course, with the option for a yearly membership, $700 for seniors (60 years and up) or $800 for others. Memberships do not include cart fees, which will be $14, Bealert said.ż0aIn addition to Bealert's professional presence on the golf course, he said that Tom Dougherty, an 81-year-old PGA retiree from Chester, will also be available to give free lessons and advice for beginning golfers.ż0aBy March, Bealert said they will have 50 brand new Yamaha gasoline-powered golf carts, with 20 operable carts currently.ż0aEventually, Bealert plans to bring numerous tournaments, leagues, ladies associations, men's associations, senior leagues and catered lunches and dinners to the course.ż0aĦautoĦautoĦ31Ħpg_golf_course.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦThe Prince George Golf Club has a new owner.(BLAKE BELDEN/HOPEWELL NEWS/NEWS-PATRIOT) ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ11Ħ49ĦamĦ2ĦĦ1ĦĦĦpg_golf_course.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ390ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ259ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦBLAKE BELDENĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2014010401149ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 6134Ħ1388858440Ħ2Ħ1388859014Ħ2Ħ1Ħ4Ħ2014ĦItching for a new homeĦHundreds of dollars raised to help dog found in Colonial Heights with most of his hair missing due to allergies***image1:center***Ħ***image1:right***COLONIAL HEIGHTS — When Woogie was found wandering around near the Animal Shelter with more than half of his fur missing, he didn’t look like the most adoptable dog. ż0aBut thanks to efforts by Animal Control officers, volunteers and the donors who gave $600 in 24 hours, the white lab is on the road to good health and hopefully a new family.ż0aAnimal Control Officer Jenny Smith said Woogie was brought in May 20 after people at VetXpress found him walking up and down the shelter road between the Southpark mall area and the landfill.ż0aSmith said it seems like someone abandoned him outside of the shelter. He was already neutered when he was picked up by Officer Stacey Arehart. He is also housebroken and appears to be about 2 years old.ż0aArehart said Woogie’s name comes from the 1980s movie “Mr. Mom.” She said he loves to curl up in the blanket in the floor of the shelter.ż0aStaff and volunteers were not completely sure what was wrong with Woogie at first.ż0a“We thought as first that he had something seriously wrong with him,” said Sam Forbes, who volunteers at the Colonial Heights Animal Shelter.ż0a“He had bald spots all on his face. ... We figured it was probably allergy, possibly mange,” Smith said. “We took him to our regular vet here and they scraped the skin and determined it was not mange, it was some sort of allergies.”ż0aThey tried basic treatments like special diet, antihistamines and steroids but they did not cure him.ż0a***image2:right***“We treated him with the medications that our vet gave us, which helped him a lot, but it just wasn’t progress like we were hoping for,” Smith said.ż0aHe kept getting flare ups. Thats why they decided to get allergy testing at a specialist to see exactly what he was allergic to.ż0aSmith said this was the worst case of allergies she has seen.ż0a“I personally have not seen one as bad as Woogie,” she said.ż0aThe cost of allergy testing is expensive for a city agency that runs on a limited budget, so the Animal Shelter reached out for help.ż0a“We try to go above and beyond for the dogs that come in here. We look at it as either they’ve never had anything and we want to give them something or they’ve had it all and for some reason or another, they’ve lost it,” Smith said.ż0aThe help came from a local nonprofit and some very generous donors. ż0aThe $600 for testing and treatment was raised in 24 hours after a post was made online by Jez Beasley, president of the nonprofit Petersburg Animal Welfare Society.ż0aForbes, who also volunteers with PAWS, said she was shocked by the response.ż0a“It was the most crazy thing I have ever seen in my life. People were super nice and wonderful,” she said.ż0a***image3:right***On Nov. 13, Woogie was taken to Animal Allergy and Dermatology in Richmond. ż0aThe allergy test involved shaving a rectangular patch out of his fur to expose his skin. The skin tests are done in a grid pattern to show which produce a reaction.ż0aThe test showed that he is allergic to fleas, cockroaches, dust, dust mites, wool, certain types of grass, ragweed, other plants and numerous trees.ż0aWoogie hasn’t been exposed to bugs at the animal shelter but pollen from the plants is unavoidable with dogs going out for exercise and people entering and leaving the building.ż0aThe allergy specialist made a serum designed specifically for his types of allergies.ż0a“The same that it does with allergy shots in people, tt helps them build up a resistance,” Smith said.ż0aWoogie must get a shot every three days for another two months before he is done.ż0aHe has already had his rabies vaccine and has been tested for heartworms, but the allergy treatment must be completed before he is ready for adoption. Woogie also still gets an antihistamine to help with the itching and regular baths and lotion.ż0a***image4:right***His fur has regrown and the only part where it is missing is where it was shaved for the test, but even that is filling in.ż0aSmith said that she didn’t think there will be much special treatment required once he is cleared by a veterinarian the final time for adoption.ż0aForbes said Woogie’s personality has changed dramatically since he started the treatment.ż0a“It was funny, when he first came in, you know how personable he is now, ... you could tell he didn’t feel good,” Forbes said.ż0aWoogie was energetic and friendly outside just before Christmas, hopping on his favorite bench inside the fenced area at the shelter and immediately welcoming strangers with his cold, wet nose and wagging tail.ż0a“He’s been a total sweetheart. ... It didn’t take us any time to realize that he was the perfect pet. He gets along great with other dogs. He’s just fantastic,” Smith said.ż0aFor information on how to adopt Woogie or other animals at the Colonial Heights Animal Shelter, visit http://www.colonialheightsva.gov/animalshelter, email animalshelter@colonialheightsva.gov or call (804) 520-9397. You can also visit the Animal Shelter at 301 Charles Dimmock Parkway. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. ż0aĦautoĦautoĦ31Ħwoogie1.jpgĦwoogie2.jpgĦwoogie3.jpgĦwoogie4.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦSam Forbes, a volunteer at the Colonial Heights Animal Shelter, plays with Woogie outside of the shelter. (JAMES PEACEMAKER JR./HOPEWELL NEWS/NEWS-PATRIOT)ĦWoogie was missing most of his fur when he was picked up by Animal Control. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)ĦMuch of Woogie's fur has regrown.ĦWoogie's belly was shaved so the allergy test could be done.ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ11Ħ58ĦamĦ2ĦĦ1ĦĦĦwoogie1.jpgĦwoogie2.jpgĦwoogie3.jpgĦwoogie4.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ390Ħ300Ħ300Ħ390ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ470Ħ347Ħ451Ħ259ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦJAMES PEACEMAKER JR.ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2014010401158ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 6135Ħ1388859294Ħ2Ħ1388859294Ħ2Ħ1Ħ4Ħ2014ĦHopewell schools look to strengthen dual enrollment programĦHOPEWELL — Students at Hopewell High School will get another class added to the dual enrollment program beginning in January. The added class means another opportunity for students to earn college credit before leaving the hallways of high school. ĦHOPEWELL — Students at Hopewell High School will get another class added to the dual enrollment program beginning in January. The added class means another opportunity for students to earn college credit before leaving the hallways of high school. ż0aHopewell City Public Schools has dual enrollment contracts with Richard Bland College, John Tyler Community College and most recently, Virginia State University. With the recent addition of VSU, the school system is able to offer a calculus class beginning in January. ż0aAt the School Board meeting on Dec. 12, Dr. Kim Evans, assistant superintendent for instruction, gave the board an update on the dual enrollment program, which was met with confusion as to why participation has declined over the years. ż0aFor students to enter the dual enrollment progra