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Visitors peruse the items for sale at the Afton UMC Indoor Yard Sale.

Indoor yard sale for memorial scholarship fund

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:03 am

On Saturday, December 10, Afton United Methodist Church held an Indoor Yard Sale.  The event was one of many fund raisers the church holds through the year to support the Betty Smith Gaskins Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship awards $2,000 to any second year student from Northumberland County who is attending Rappahannock Community College.  Betsy Appleby, a member of the scholarship committee noted that the amount usually covers tuition for a

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  • Understanding the Farm Bill

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Friday, January 16 Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting a special program entitled “Understanding the Farm Bill” at Cobham Park Baptist Church in Warsaw (120 Islington Rd.).  The program begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude around 11:30 a.m.  The workshop will give an overview of farm program choices, as well as an introduction to decision aids producers can use to make a selection.   Please call the Westmoreland Office of Virginia

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  • Farm, Field, Craft Day

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Kids feeding the animals at the 2014 Farm and Field day.

    Tammy Wilkins has been organizing the Northumberland High School’s Farm and Field day for a number of years, but April 2015 is going to see a newer and bigger version of the event. This year, for the first time, Wilkins is teaming up with Lee McKenzie to combine the Farm and Field Day with the Craft Fair to create a new, school-wide event. In the past, the Farm and Field

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  • ‘Share the Love’ and bikes for local kids

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 8:46 am

    All the kids pose with their new bikes.

    It’s not surprising that when the Divas and Dukes social club decided early in the year to do something for others they would settle on making Christmas more joyful for some youngsters. Two of its members, Irvin and Phyliss Nickens son, Ty, has been doing that for “Ty’s Friends” for years. The group made it happen at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Dec. 22. As the climax of a program called

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  • Christmas angels at Melrose

    Posted on December 25, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Leland playing on the piano.

    The Special Angels of Melrose play group held its Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 16.  The play group was formed to allow children with special needs to have a welcoming place to socialize. On Tuesday evening, the kids enjoyed some of their usual favorite activities like the ball pit, the rolling chair, playing piano and doing puzzles.  They also sang “Happy Birthday” to baby Jesus and had cake. When asked

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  • The Democratic party

    Posted on December 25, 2014 at 8:30 am

    It wouldn’t seem that Northumberland County’s Democrats, or any others, would have a lot to celebrate just now, but you’d never have known it as Northumberland party wheelhorses gathered at Tommy’s in Reedville for a Christmas party Wednesday night. The local Democrats were in a good mood; laughing and talking as they ate prime rib and crab cakes. Some may have had the vegetarian option but they weren’t readily visible.

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  • Stew-Through

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:54 am

    The Fairfields’ volunteers were scraping the bottom of the stew pot after just 45 minutes.

    The Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department added their own savory contribution to Reedville’s Christmas celebrations on Saturday with their third annual Stew-Through. The Stew-Through sold quarts of Fairfields’ Brunswick stew, made under the supervision of Stewmaster Randy Bush.   The booth was arranged in drive-through fashion, so customers could pick up their stew without having to get out of their vehicle. The day was a long one for the Fairfields crew, since

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