Published 4:30 pm Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 16 – “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”

The Farmville/Prince Edward Historical Society will meet on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Agricultural Center with Jim Goode speaking on DNA and genealogy. The board will met at 6 p.m.

The “September Birthday Girls” met for lunch at Merk's Place on Sept. 10. Mrs. Flora Bolt, Mrs. Betty Meadows, Mrs. Irene Layne were the birthday girls. Also meeting with them were Mrs. Lois Gager and Mrs. Liz Manis with birthdays in another month. They also get together in December and March. These are annual get-togethers and have been for many years as they are good friends and neighbors.

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Mr. and Mrs. John (Shirley) Fulcher attended the annual fundraiser at the Darlington Heights Fire Department. They report there was a nice turn out.

Mrs. Shirley Fulcher attended “Grandparents Day” at New Life Christian Academy for her grandson, Jonathan last Friday.

Lon, Mary Jo, and Sean Stockton treated his daddy, Richard Stockton Sr. to a birthday breakfast at Merk's Place on Saturday morning. Also present was Margaret Stockton helping her husband celebrate.

Sunday afternoon Richard and Margaret Stockton visited Ray Kelsey and Bobbie Leatherwood at the Moore Center.

Mrs. Flora Bolt attended the “surprise” birthday supper party for her grandson, Christ Bolt on Sept. 10 at Buffalo Wild Wings. There were about 22 relatives and friends present. Chris was really “surprised.”

Mrs. Frances Southall is improving following her recent surgery. Frances and her daughter, Cindy was able to attend the Southall – Woodson Family Reunion last Saturday at the Fellowship Hall of the Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle.

The Southall – Woodson Family Reunion was held at the Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle on Sept. 11 with about 38 people attending. These are the descendants of Bob and May East Southall, and Wallace and Margie Southall Woodson (Manic). This was the 43rd reunion for the Southalls. Mrs. Flora Bolt and Mrs. Frances Ollie have attended all of these. The Woodson have had their Family Reunions for over 45 years but had always met on Thanksgiving. This is the 4th combined reunion of the two families. Mrs. Flora Bolt has attended all of these. Mrs. Frances Ollie and Garland Woodson were the organizers for the reunion and will be for next year. Mrs. Linda Fultz was program leader. The Rev. Karl Hrebic, of Orange, read the scripture from 1 Corinthians, 13th chapter, referred to as the “Love” chapter and gave a few remarks on the anniversary of the tragedy of 9-11 nine years ago which has made us a stronger nation. Different family members gave news about their families. There was a bountiful lunch and giving out of door prizes.

Shirley Fulcher, Jo Smith, Joyce and Fred Floyd, and Margaret and Richard Stockton met for lunch at Merk's Place on September 15. There were a few topics discussed especially our classmates that are undergoing some health problems at this time.

Family, friends and neighbors are sending special get well wishes to all those who are sick at this time. Special prayers are needed for Sean Stockton, Rickie Fulcher, John Ray Wilkerson, Bobbie Leatherwood, Ray Kelsey, Mary Lula Allen and Mary Overton.

Ricky Fulcher has returned home after a stay in the hospital following his surgery.

On Sept. 14 Mrs. Flora Bolt visited Wilford Hedrick at Brookview and then visited his daughter, Cindy Hedrick, at the Moore Center. Cindy had a knee replacement at St. Mary's hospital in Richmond. Mrs. Bolt also visited Ray Kelsey at the Moore Center. They are all doing very well. Also visiting Mr. Kelsey was his wife, Peggy, and his brother, Carl.

Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle invites everyone to Sunday School at 10 a.m. with worship at 11a.m. The Rev. Chuck Klotzberger will be back in the pulpit Sunday.

The membership of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Prospect invites you to come and worship with them every Sunday; Sunday School is at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. Aubrey Padgett will be in the pulpit this Sunday.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville invites you to worship with them on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Calvary Chapel-Farmville is located at 45 Simpson Rd in Prospect, two miles west of Dowdy's Corner just off of US 460.

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