Published 4:26 pm Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28 – “Live for today, dream for tomorrow, learn from yesterday.”

One third of the year has past, where did it go? What are you doing for your community?

April showers bring May flowers.

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Congratulations to Jason Chilton on receiving the rank of Eagle Scout. Jason will receive his Eagle Scout Badge this Sunday, May 1, at the Farmville Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m, what an accomplishment.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith hosted a family dinner on Easter. Guests were their son, Charles Smith, and his children Brianna, Charles and Christina and their daughter, Emma Sharp, and her husband, Walter, and their son Jeffrey.

Ms. E. Susan Campbell and son John Marsden have returned home after motoring to Laurel, MS, where they visited her daughter and son in-law, Billie Jo and Chris Waddell the weekend of April 16.

Mr. and Mrs. Andy (Julia) Shotwell and children; Josh, Zack and Kate of Richmond entertained Julia's parents Don and Betty Meadows, and Andy's parents Stewart and Lila Shotwell with lunch on Easter Sunday. After lunch they sat on the back porch watching the harks.

Mr. and Mrs. John (Shirley) Fulcher were delighted to have most of their children home for Easter Sunday.

Mrs. Flora Bolt was dinner guest Easter Sunday of her son Douglas and his family, Betty Jean and Stacy; also visiting was Jason Glenn.

Mrs. Jennifer Bolt and son Joshua were Easter Weekend guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vince Eikmeier Sr. of Richmond; also visiting in the home was their son, Vince Eikmeier Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockton traveled to Weaverville, NC, last Thursday where they attended the funeral service for his aunt, Helen Shelton. Also, attending were Mr. and Mrs. John (Frances) Turner, Mrs. Linda Martin of Blackstone and Kenneth Stockton of Powhatan. They visited a cousin in Spruce Pine.

Last Wednesday classmates Jo Smith, Bobbie Leatherwood, Buckie Fore, Blondell Bowman and Margaret Stockton along with Richard Stockton and Sean Stockton met for lunch and to discuss their plans for their upcoming 55 reunion.

The “Special Blessings” of Glenn Memorial Baptist Church at Prospect met on Monday making bracelets and decorating socks to be delivered to the nursing home next month. Those present were Jeannette Tarlton, Evelyn Shelton, Shirley Mottley, Shirley Fulcher and Pat Foster.

Family, friends and neighbors are sending special get well wishes to all those who are sick at this time. Abby Kelsey, Judy Jamieson, Josh Shotwell of Richmond, John Fulcher and Raymond Garrett are in need of your special prayers.

Friends and neighbors are extending their sincere sympathy to the family of Raymond “Ray” Kelsey and others who have lost loved ones this past week.

The Prospect Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Prospect Fire Station all are invited to attend.

There will be a Hymn Sing at Glenn Memorial Baptist Church at Prospect on Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m. to benefit the Acteen's mission trip to Florida in July. Groups featured are Sandy Creek Boys, Joyful Noise, and True Faith (Charles McKay). A freewill offering will be received.

The Prospect Happy Hats met at Applebee's for lunch April 21. Those attending were Betty Meadows, Hilda Allen, Joyce Floyd, Sandra Leonard, Elfrieda Kerns, Edith Vaughan, Pat Smith, Lorraine Chapman, Edwina Covington and the hostesses Jeannette Tarlton. A goof time was had by all.

Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department held a spaghetti supper last Saturday night. There was a great deal of neighbors catching up with each other. Some of those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Gene Southall, Ann Parker, Garland Woodson, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Campbell, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockton.

The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department hosted the Community Easter Sunrise Service. A very large number of community residences were in attendance for the worship service followed by a breakfast. This was an excellent way to start Easter Sunday. Thank you for all you do for the community.

The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary's Annual Spaghetti Supper will be Saturday, May 14, from 5-7 p.m. at the firehouse. The menu will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, tea and lemonade. The cost is a donation. Everyone is invited to attend.

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

Calvary Chapel-Farmville invites you to worship with them on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Calvary Chapel is holding an Easter service this Wednesday evening. Also a communion service on Good Friday and a sunrise service on Easter in addition to the normal Sunday morning service. Calvary Chapel-Farmville is located at 45 Simpson Road in Prospect, two miles west of Dowdy's Corner just off of US 460.

Happy Birthday is wished to all those celebrating May birthdays. Your flower is the Lily of the Valley and your birthstone is the Emerald. Those with May birthdays I know of are: Whitney Perkins (3), Jason Chilton (4), Celena Kelsey (5), Christine Hendricks (6), Johnny Mottley (6), Marie Hoge-Perkins (7), Kim Shumaker (7), Johnny Campbell (7), Thomas Card (8), Julian Covington (9), Lula Lewis (9), Riley Bowman (12), Dolly Worthy (14), Sally Mottley (14), Riley Fulcher (14), Brady Fulcher (15), Michelle Walker (20), Don Derflinger, Sr. (20); Blondell Bowman (23); Millie Bonner Happy Anniversary is wished to all celebrating an anniversary during the month of May.

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