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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

1 day ago by Guest Columnist.

Landfill Alert Committee to host online meeting

Cumberland County Landfill Committee will host an online meeting Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m. with updated information on the proposed landfill for Cumberland County. ... Read more

1 day ago by Annie May Miles.

Thy will, not mine, be done

A delightful man in our congregation recently lost his wife suddenly. Many people had been praying for her recovery. When she departed to be with ... Read more

1 day ago by John Moxley.

Rhythm is a vital part of who we are

Our very existence is based on rhythm. There is the beat, beat, beat of the heart, absolutely necessary for our lives – when that stops, ... Read more

1 day ago by Dale Brown.

Was blind, but now I see

Within the first verse of “Amazing Grace” is the phrase: “I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see.” Many ... Read more

1 day ago by Larry Davies.

Close encounters of the wild kind

During extra hours recently spent at home, I have turned my attention to working in the yard and the garden, wandering in the woods and ... Read more

1 day ago by Karen Bellenir.

Remember those missing in action

This week, we celebrate Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor those who died defending our country. Years ago, Jan Reger reminded me to ... Read more

1 week ago by Larry Davies.

Latter-day Saints adjust services and missions due to COVID-19

I have been asked by many friends and neighbors how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is weathering the pandemic. As with many ... Read more

1 week ago by Brent Roberts.

We must continue to love and let God lead us

As the story goes, a man and his family weathered a catastrophic storm. It raged mercilessly and ravaged their whole existence. They held onto each ... Read more

1 week ago by Michael Kendall.

Out of the mouths of children

As we continue to confront the consequences of the coronavirus and deal with the effects, humor is more important than ever. The following collection is ... Read more

1 week ago by Julia Palmer.

Cedar Baptist has fun kits for children

Cedar Baptist Church located at 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn, will not be able to have Vacation Bible School like they had originally scheduled, but they ... Read more

1 week ago by Annie May Miles.

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

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

Memorial Day weekend drive-in services planned

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a Memorial Day drive-in service ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Find the path toward a glorious day

On the farm, I take daily walks. One of my favorite walking paths winds down into the woods, down a valley with a small stream ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

When we gather, let it be with a renewed purpose

Memorial Day and Memorial Day weekend would seem to go hand in hand, yet they are two different events. Memorial Day is a day set ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Barry Vassar.

Learning to grow and preserve your own food

When searching for positivity during the current public health crisis, I’m grateful to look no further than my neighbors’ yards. Many home gardens have been ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Church and community events

Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be emailed to CommunityCalendar@FarmvilleHerald.com. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dream big, but act small

As a pastor, I encourage churches to dream big dreams toward making a difference in people’s lives. I also emphasize the importance of forming good ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

In marriage, some talking to each other must occur

One major problem in most marriages is the lack of communication. Couples must make time to talk, verbalizing their needs and dissatisfaction. We cannot fix ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Steve Conwell.

Happy anniversary to Wayne and Bonnie Williams

The 2020 annual Hudgins Family Reunion scheduled for Sunday, May 17, has been canceled this year due to COVID-19. Special happy anniversary wishes go out ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

How good is your team?

Years ago, before becoming a pastor, I was perilously close to being fired. My job as a manager began with such promise, moving the family ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

The joy of the Lord is our strength

During this season of uncertainty caused by this pandemic of COVID-19, I have had numerous conversations with many people centering around why God has allowed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

Stalking the hoary yellow puccoon

Sometimes a plant just shows up in an unexpected location. Sometimes you walk by that location over and over, but not at exactly the right ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Growing stronger in crisis

I have a confession. I have really struggled to write this article. A post on Facebook describes my dilemma. “My most useless purchase of 2019? ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

How will you come out of this time of quarantine?

Right now we are in the middle of, what feels like, if not is, a global quarantine. Countries around the world have lockdowns, and shelter-in-place ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Moxley.

Stained-glass thanksgiving

Bethel Grove Baptist Church on Green Bay Road in Rice became adorned for the first time in its history with stained-glass windows earlier this year. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Mother’s Day drive-in services planned

Hatcher Baptist Church of Cumberland will be hosting a special Mother’s Day drive-in parking lot service Sunday, May 10, at 11 a.m. Those planning to ... Read more

1 month ago by Annie May Miles.

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