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Guest Columnist, Author at Farmville

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

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

Curing and storage guidelines for long-lasting crops

It takes a lot of time and effort to grow potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic and onions in your garden, and to make the most of ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 17, 2020 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

COLUMN — Warner discusses $100 billion broadband proposal

Access to high-speed internet is a necessity in our digital economy. Especially now, during this global health crisis, broadband internet is essential for individuals applying ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 17, 2020 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

Law enforcement curriculum to be examined

In recent months, our nation has struggled with its responses to two diseases, COVID-19 and racism. One stems from a viral threat, and the other ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:00 am

Columns

Column – Law enforcement curriculum to be examined

In recent months, our nation has struggled with its responses to two diseases, COVID-19 and racism. One stems from a viral threat, and the other ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Monday, July 13, 2020 10:40 am

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

Dried herbs add flavor to meals year round

As I try my best to patiently wait for my garden’s tomatoes to blush and pepper varieties to turn from green to red and yellow, ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:00 pm

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

Preserving food with fermentation

My love of sauerkraut inspired me to try fermentation for the first time. Encouraged by a fellow farmer with lots of fermentation experience. I followed ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:00 am

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

Dehydrating food is simple with the right tools

My husband and I like dehydrated food for different reasons. He’s an avid hiker, and sees dried food as a way to pack lightweight meals ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 26, 2020 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

COLUMN — Statue must never return

Removal of Confederate statues represents the ongoing fall of America’s “Berlin Wall” of segregation following the abolition of slavery. That is why the statue celebrating ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:23 pm

YOUR TURN

Fort Bragg should be named after Farmville native

Recently, the U.S. military has been debating changing the names of forts that were named in honor of Confederate military leaders. Without getting into the ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

It’s time to rename Longwood’s Ruffner Hall

In June 2020, the University of Virginia announced it would rename its Curry School and Ruffner Hall because their namesakes were prominent white supremacists. Will ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

COLUMN — Reforms proposed to address racial injustice

For centuries, our nation has preached equality as our cardinal virtue while burdening African Americans with systemic inequality. The horrific murders of George Floyd, Breonna ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

Are you like a sheep without a shepherd?

Numerous times in scripture we are compared with sheep. Isaiah the prophet, say’s “All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 19, 2020 6:00 am

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

Canning can be a cure for imperfect tomatoes

I started water bath canning while working on a farm and we had imperfect tomatoes that customers wouldn’t choose. The tomatoes still tasted great and ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 19, 2020 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

COLUMN — Congress needs to do its part

These are difficult times. George Floyd’s family deserves justice and Congress needs to do its part. That’s why I am calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 12, 2020 2:16 pm

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

Here’s how to preserve food using water bath canning

People often refer to the past when I talk to them about canning. They feel nostalgic for their family’s pickle or jam recipes, or they ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 12, 2020 2:07 pm

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

How to properly freeze garden veggies

Once it’s time to harvest from your garden, you can find the best balance for your household of eating your bounty fresh and preserving some ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 5, 2020 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

COLUMN — Urge county to recycle with STEPS

In the face of COVID-19 uncertainty, STEPS temporarily shut down recycling operations in March. It was a tough decision but one we had to make ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 5, 2020 6:00 am

FOOD AND FITNESS

Determine what veggies to grow to save money

There are a few key elements to planning your garden with food preservation in mind. You can look for a balance of crops that you ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:44 pm

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SVCC is continuing its mission through the pandemic

A year ago when I accepted the offer to serve as Southside Virginia Community College’s (SVCC) sixth president, the world was a different place. People ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:00 am

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