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God can work miracles through us

Drayton wrote about tense moments he experienced while waiting for his wife’s surgery. “It was 10 o’clock at night and Robin was outside looking at ... Read more

4 days ago by Larry Davies.

Happy return home to Janette Pond

Welcome home to our dear friend in Christ, Janette Pond of Cumberland, who recently spent several days at Central Southside Community Hospital of Farmville and ... Read more

4 days ago by Annie May Miles.

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.

Pray for the best for all

I shared this message via Facebook on Sunday, Oct. 18, but felt it was appropriate to share as a devotional this week as well. Instead ... Read more

4 days ago by Barry Vassar.

May our elections be driven by love

Tis the season of elections. If this is news to you, you are living in a cave somewhere on the moon. While we have had ... Read more

4 days ago by Guest Columnist.

A dream realized – new library is open

What began as the dream of a group of Buckingham residents more than a dozen years ago has come to life with the opening of ... Read more

5 days ago by Roger Watson.

It’s the great pumpkin

With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner the demand for pumpkins is great this time of year, and pumpkins continue to be a popular specialty ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Sailor’s Creek to host Civil War program

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host a program entitled, “Technologies of Terror” featuring guest speaker Rev. Jeffery C. Schroeder Saturday, Oct. 24 from ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

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

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

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