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Guest Columnist, Author at Farmville

DEVOTIONAL

Lessons I learned from my cat

We had a Blessing of the Animals earlier this month, hosted by our neighboring church, Johns Memorial Episcopal. It’s an event that marks the birthday ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

Are we stuck in a rut, or do we rock the block for Jesus?

Are you stuck in a rut and do not realize it? Do you desire to get out, but feel overwhelmed? Or, are you satisfied with ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Lancers pushed to the limit

By Sam Hovan LongwoodLancers.com Exhausting. Draining. Demanding. That’s the type of workout the Longwood University women’s basketball team faced together every Friday morning at 6 ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

Education

Event leaves students with stars in their eyes

By Sam Hovan LongwoodLancers.com The clouds moving across the sky at times decreased visibility, but they did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the Longwood ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

NEWS

Opioid overdoses increase during pandemic

BY ALIVIAH JONES Capital News Service The pandemic could be driving an increase in opioid overdoses, according to recently published data and insights from people ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

Education

Children’s Book Festival announces virtual lineup

A lineup of 27 best-selling authors highlight the first virtual Virginia Children’s Book Festival. Attendees are encouraged to register for free, unlocking worlds of science ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:00 am

NEWS

Early voting nears 200,000 in first week

BY JOSEPH WHITNEY SMITH Capital News Service Virginia voting is off to an active start, with tens of thousands of people hitting the polls during ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:00 am

NEWS

Poll shows Virginia favors Biden

BY ANYA SCZERZENIE Capital News Service A poll released this week by the Virginia Commonwealth University L. Douglas Wilder School of Government shows presidential candidate ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

We must learn to forgive the little things too

This pandemic has changed many things about our lives, but one thing it hasn’t altered is the need for forgiveness in human relationships. As we ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

Education

Efforts falter to require schools to provide in-person options

BY SAM FOWLER Capital News Service An effort to require Virginia school districts to provide in-person classes to students with poor internet access during the ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:00 am

NEWS

House advances MARCUS alert bill

BY ANDREW RINGLE Capital News Service The House of Delegates approved a bill Thursday that would create teams of mental health service providers and peer ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Even in 2020, Lancers built to overcome adversity

BY CHRIS COOK LongwoodLancers.com Longwood University’s men’s basketball team has demonstrated time and time again under Head Coach Griff Aldrich a penchant for overcoming adversity, ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:53 am

Farmville the Magazine

New Normal: Taking care of business in a COVID-19 world

Story and photos by Marge Swayne Sheri McGuire, executive director of the Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC), isn’t one to sit around. Since March, ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, September 11, 2020 5:08 pm

YOUR TURN

COLUMN — Loss of Family Medicine would have far-reaching effects

Our little rural community was rocked late last week when we learned of Sentra’s plans to close Buckingham Family Medicine at the end of October. ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

It is time for planting oaks of righteousness

After the baptism of Jesus in the Jordon River and the temptations in the wilderness that followed, Jesus came to His hometown of Nazareth and ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville the Magazine

Library Staff Picks — Ten books to read during the pandemic

These titles are The Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library staff suggestions with the name of the staff member at the end of each description. The books range ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:46 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Town and Gown – Continued Progress

I measure my time in Farmville by how old my first daughter is. In August of 2004, I started at Longwood University. Just out of ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:38 am

DEVOTIONAL

God is in the pandemic

Have you found yourself wondering during the course of the coronavirus crisis where God is in all of this? How long has it been now, ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, August 21, 2020 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

Jesus rebutted the cancel culture

Who of us, when we reflect back over our lives, do not see things that we did, or statements we made that we regret? Even ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

Medicare-X would provide low-cost health insurance for all

On Jan. 15, 1940, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a quarter-page photo of a professionally dressed, bespectacled man signing some seemingly unceremonious clerical papers. Such a ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

COLUMN — STEPS says ‘thank you’

Thank you, Prince Edward County’s Board of Supervisors! Thank you for caring. Thank you for listening. Thank you for your taking your time to weigh ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

COLUMN — Broadband solution is over our heads

This email is about your editorial dated July 2, entitled “Broadband has become a necessity.” I agree with you that the divide between “have” and ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

Farmville through a newcomer’s eyes

What do you do when you move to a new place? If you’re anything like my husband and me, you begin by… looking around. Scanning ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 24, 2020 6:00 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

TOWN AND GOWN – It’s all about community

In 1995 as I was finishing my predoctoral internship in Pittsburgh, I started a national job search and was invited to interview at Longwood College. ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:59 pm

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

It’s time for tomatoes

July may be brutally hot, but the bounty of tomatoes this time of year helps compensate for the heat. I eat a tomato sandwich almost ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:44 pm

Columns

Child care funding requested

As Virginia continues to reopen we need to make sure our children are cared for safely. Earlier this week I sent a letter to Speaker ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Monday, July 20, 2020 9:34 pm

YOUR TURN

COLUMN — Bill would provide computers for veterans, students

This week I was proud to sponsor the Computers for Veterans and Students Act with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), and Congresswoman ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:00 am

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