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Spiced pickled peaches – A Sunday dinner tradition

This difficult year has made many of us nostalgic for times past — family gatherings under the pecan trees, Sunday lunches at grandma’s house, and ... Read more

2 days ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Recovering from ‘surge capacity’ depletion

In those early COVID-19 quarantine months, I, along with most of the rest of the country, was using “surge capacity” to operate, as Ann Masten, ... Read more

4 days ago by John Moxley.

Interfaith Collective, county partner to distribute resources

The Interfaith Collective, an organization led by community members of different faiths and denominations, is helping Prince Edward County distribute cloth masks and hand sanitizer ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

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

4 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

The old-fashioned, fire-engine-red water pump

In my office, there is an old-fashioned, fire-engine-red hand water pump given to me by a dear friend. I have seldom used one, but there ... Read more

4 days ago by Larry Davies.

Buckingham Baptist is selling drive-thru stew

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee Third Annual Fundraiser will be a BBQ to go. This will include a 15-hour smoked brisket for $12 a ... Read more

4 days ago by Annie May Miles.

YMCA answers the call of working parents

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented working parents with nothing short of a monumental challenge. When leaving the job or working from home are simply not ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

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

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

It’s the perfect time to find gentians

Fall means yellow flowers — goldenrods by the dozen, sunflowers, sneezeweed, and many, many more — but not all fall wildflowers are yellow. There are ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Be kind to one another

Recently I attended a graveside memorial service for a family friend and fellow member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints named Mary. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Brent Roberts.

Ministry also includes the sparrows

One morning following Easter during my quiet time with God, I was mentally rehashing all the wonderful things that happened. I was feeling good – ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Happy Birthday to Samantha Pond

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee’s Third Annual Fundraiser will be a BBQ to go. This will include a 15-hour smoked brisket for $12 a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Blessings to all creatures great and small

Farmville United Methodist Church and Johns Memorial Episcopal held a combined service of Blessing of the Animals Sunday, Oct. 4, with more than 20 people ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Letter – Crossroads needs to take steps to improve

To The Editor: I feel fear and hurt by failures of management within Crossroads Community Services Board. Fragile egos, incompetence, arrogance are failing the local ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

The Hamilton holds yard sale

There will be a large yard sale at The Hamilton Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.  All proceeds will go for the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Spider webs add seasonal ambiance

Mother Nature has been decorating my yard for Halloween. Because of her exuberant placement of spiders and webs, I’m feeling more prepared for the annual ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Karen Bellenir.

Some continued thoughts on prayer

Last week’s message about prayer raised more questions than answers. Is God listening? How do we recognize God’s answers? How do we block out stresses? ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Sympathies to the French and Boyles families

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee Third Annual Fundraiser will be a BBQ to go. This will include a 15-hour smoked brisket for $12 a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Gardening with dogs

Hello, fellow gardeners. My name is Anca vom Dreifke Wood. I’m my mom’s new garden helper. I can’t pick locks and open gates like my ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

We should follow in Christ’s footsteps

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Barry Vassar.

What are you looking at?

During this devotional I would like to think about what we look at and what we should be looking at, using a passage from 2 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dale Brown.

Wells receives DAR honor

Deborah Clayton, regent of the Lynchburg-based James River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution presented the (national) NSDAR Community Service Award to Dr. Carolyn Wells, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Firefighters give cancer patient ‘best day ever’

Hunter Hawk, one of Buckingham County’s bravest residents, got to spend Sunday afternoon, Sept. 27, with the brave men and women who make up many ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Birding for beginners at Sailor’s Creek

Local Virginia Master Naturalist, Park Ranger and birding expert Evan Spears will lead a program for visitors that introduces the best practices, tools, equipment and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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