I write in response to the editorial of Nov. 22 comparing the darkness of hunger with 50 Shades of Grey. For those readers who don’t know about the sub-culture of sado-masochism you are not missing anything and actually could be hurt by putting that kind of filth into your mind. However, I did a little bit of research to get the gist of the story. The story is way past the trashy romance novels of the past. I recall a New York homicide cop say that when you wed sexual intimacy with violence you twist the human mind and heart into a monster. The monster in 50 Shades of Grey was named Christian - now is that twisted? In real life, his name was Castro. Ironic, isn’t it? Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The editorial cartoon appearing on Friday November 22 is worth a thousand words. It succinctly shows the consequences of, in many people’s opinion, the right thing to do, i.e. cutting the food stamp program. Perhaps, instead of cutting the program, restrictions which apply to the WIC program should also be applied to food stamps, such as recipients not being able to buy junk food. Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I have a question in regard to the part about ‘non-hunters being kept from hiking in the woods, and horseback riding most everywhere’ wasn’t made clear. Are you talking about private land where one can do all of these things when they want (including those who have written permission by the private land owner on that private land)? Or, are you referring to public land, where hunters have to buy permits to be able to legally hunt about six weeks per year and can use dogs? Tuesday, December 3, 2013
President Obama will get a break from “Obamacare” when he pardons the traditional Thanksgiving turkey. Each of us can also set aside our cares by pardoning a turkey and choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance -- One that gives thanks for our good fortune, health, and happiness with a life-affirming, cruelty-free feast of vegetables, fruits, and grains. Tuesday, November 26, 2013
As a regular patron of the Farmville Farmers Market (by way of disclosure also a former vendor at other farmers markets), I was dismayed to learn of the Town’s takeover of its operation. While the number of vendors varies, someone is always there on Wednesday and Saturday to meet my family’s needs, and we enjoy going there. The size of the facility (not large) and the number of vendors seem appropriate for the customer base in our small town, and the variety of produce and crafts is adequate.
The Farmers Market Association’s response to the takeover as reported in the Farmville Herald makes perfect sense to me. I would like to add some comments on the reasons stated for the Town’s takeover. Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Pamplin Area Library Supporters (PALS) would like to thank all community members who donated baked goods, chili or exhibited art work at the Pamplin Depot “Making More Connections” event on November 9.
I am writing in regards to Mr. Matt Hart’s letter in the Wednesday, November 13th edition of The Farmville Herald, “The Time For Sunday Hunting Is Now”. I respectfully disagree with Mr. Hart. Now Is NOT The Time For Sunday Hunting. As a lifelong resident of Virginia I’ve hunted most of my life…Never on Sunday, not only because it has always been against the law but because I always felt that to do so was being disrespectful of those that don’t hunt. During the months of hunting season, non-hunters are kept from hiking in the woods, biking on public roads, horseback riding most everywhere because of hunters in the woods and on the roads chasing dogs. Hunting is allowed Monday through Saturday, that is enough. Those other activities Mr. Hart mentioned—hiking, fishing, skiing, boating, swimming, while perfectly legal in the state of Virginia on Sunday—don’t involve bullets, buckshot, and arrows flying through the air. Hence, more safe, wouldn’t you say?
The Farmville VFW Post held its annual Buddy Poppy Campaign during the week prior to Veterans Day. Post members distributed the poppies and accepted donations for our Veterans Relief Fund. The weather cooperated and several local businesses provided some excellent locations for us. During the course of the campaign it was touching to note the number of people who paused to make a donation. Although the economy has improved somewhat, these are still difficult times for many people. Yet they gave what they could to help veterans. They often spoke of family and friends who had served and of those currently in Afghanistan. Tuesday, November 19, 2013
In the November 13, edition of The Herald, you published a letter to the editor which was advocating the repeal of Virginia’s law allowing no hunting on Sunday, the first day of the week. The letter was thoughtful and showed depth.
Please allow me to make several observations concerning alleged “Sunday Sacredness.”
1. At creation, the day blessed and sanctified by God was the seventh day of the week; we call this day Saturday. Genesis 2:2,3. Tuesday, November 19, 2013
During the recent election campaign for the seat on the Board of Supervisors for the Buffalo District, I had the privilege and honor to visit the vast majority of the registered voters within our district. Without exception, I was welcomed by each of you. I was afforded the opportunity to discuss the issues that were the basis of my campaign and to listen to the concerns and desires expressed by you for a new direction for the board, for our county and our schools. Tuesday, November 19, 2013
What happens when voters can no longer trust the voting process?
Imagine an America without a system for counting votes accurately; that can be manipulated to suit one interest or another; that in no way is capable of being challenged due to processes and regulatory slack that, by law, continues to be allowed. And then, imagine that because of all of it, the worst thing that can happen in America, does: voter ambivalence – apathy – hopelessness in voicing one of government representation and the regulations and laws that affect all of us. Is it really possible in America? Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We would like to thank everyone that came out to support our firefighters at our Yard Sale & Brunswick Stew on October 5, at the Cumberland Fire House. The generosity of our community with donations of items for the yard sale was amazing and we thank them very much. On the day of the sale we were humbled by customers that made purchases and said “keep the change” as they paid. This means more than they know. Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The lead story of the November 6, 2013, Farmville Herald is “Town Will Take Over Farmers Market.”
The story reprises the meetings of the October 2, 2013, work session and October 9, 2013, regular session of the Farmville Town Council.
During the work session meeting, a motion was made, seconded, and approved by ALL council members to take over the operation of the farmers market, effective January 1, 2014. We would like to note that while the Town of Farmville owns the farmers market facility, they do not own the Farmville Farmers Market Association. Thursday, November 14, 2013