Published 3:24 pm Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 26 – “Do what you love and the necessary resources will follow.”

Howard Campbell supervisor for the Prospect District held a Community Meeting for the residents of the Prospect District on Tuesday night. Citizens had their questions answered by the county officials present.

Stacy Bolt, Miss Five County Fair 2010, was a participant in the Buckingham County Day parade May 14. Also attending the festivities in Buckingham were her parents, Douglas and Betty Jean Bolt.

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On May 11, Mr. and Mrs. Gene (Lois) Southall met Dub Vata' Southall at Clarence's' Restaurant, Ridgeway. Ridgeway is five miles south of Martinsville.

The Johnson family (Gordon, Alecia, Zeb & Evelyn) spent the week prior to Easter at Oak Island, NC, for vacation. They attended Easter sunrise service at Fort Caswell which was beautiful because the historic fort is located on the eastern end of the island so the sunrise is particularly pretty over the water. While they were there, her mother (Gwen Hamlet of Phenix) and her sister (Joy Williams of Ellenboro, NC) traveled up from their vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC, to visit with them (Zeb & Evelyn). Alecia took the children to an Easter egg hunt at the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NC, and the rest of the time was spent relaxing at the beach.

Bill & Keane Britton visited Prospect the first weekend of May. Keane, Alecia and the children enjoyed the Heart of Virginia Festival Saturday morning, while Bill and other family friends took in the beauty of the Appomattox River from canoe and kayaks. We are looking forward to their return, and it was especially nice to have Keane visit too.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bolt (Betty Jean) and daughter Stacy attended the cookout at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bolt (Terri) on Sunday afternoon in honor of Ashley Bolt Paquette's graduation from Radford University.

Jeffrey Sharpe participated in his preschools end of the year field day activities in Buckingham. Attending were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sharpe and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith.

Christina Smith participated in the Fifth Grade Graduation ceremonies at Eureka Elementary School. Attending were her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith spent five days in Atlantic Beach, NC, celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary. Their anniversary May 26.

Mrs. Frances C. Moore was delighted to be able to attended the graduation exercises for her grandson, Benjamin Cartwright Moore the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Wayne C. Moore on Sunday the 15 of May. Ben graduated from Christopher Newport University receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture with a minor in Philosophy and Religious Studies. The Commencement Address was given by Samuel A. Donaldson, Jr. retired ABC Chief White House correspondent.

Mr. and Mrs. Don (Betty) Meadows are home having spent a few days last week in Danville, IL, with his brother, Robert and wife Mary Lou Meadows as well as well as their son Jim Meadows, Don's nephew. Don and Betty were able to visit with other family members while in Danville. It was a most enjoyable time being with family, telling family stories and looking at old family photos.

Congratulations to Justin Chilton on his graduation from Prince Edward County High School this past weekend. Congratulations to all graduates, high school, colleges and universities.

Mrs. Peggy Kelsey, Mrs. Kim Shumaker, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Sadie) Kelsey traveled to Brandermill Country Club in Chesterfield County where they attended the retirement party for Mrs. Peggy Gee Early. Mrs. Early grew up in this area. She retired from the Davis Elementary School after forty-two years.

The “Five Point” dance recital was held on Sunday at Jarman Hall on the Longwood University campus. Miss Celena Kelsey was a part of the recital, attending

were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hardy (Cathy) Kelsey; grandmother, Mrs. Peggy Kelsey; and family members Mrs. Kim Shumaker, Debra Sue and Darrell; and family friend Mrs. Betty Shumaker attended the recital.

Mrs. Julie Shields and Mrs. Peggy Kelsey members of the Longwood Garden Club attended the May meeting of the club at the home of Reed and Harlan Horton. They both won prizes.

It is always good to be able to report something good, this time it is about Abby Kelsey. Her grandfather reports she is doing quite well following her lung transplant. She as well as her family and doctors need all the prayers they can get; so please keep them in your prayers.

The Special Blessings group of Glenn Memorial Baptist Church at Prospect visited some of the residents at the Woodlands on Monday giving out their special gifts. Those going this month were Mrs. Shirley Fulcher, Mrs. Evelyn Shelton and Mrs. Shirley Mottley.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fulcher attended the soccer game in which some of their grandchildren played this past week. They were also among some of those from the area attending the Toga Volunteer Fire Department fund raiser dinner on Saturday night.

The Prospect Happy Hats enjoyed a most delightful day Monday as they toured the Haw Branch Plantation built in the mid 1700s in Amelia County and later dined at Mario's. Mrs. Sandra Leonard hosted the gathering. Those attending were Hilda Allen, Ann Norton, Edith Vaughan, Joyce Floyd, Jeannette Tarlton, Elsie Wilson, Betty Meadows and Margaret Stockton. Also attending were Dennis Leonard, Fred Floyd and Richard Stockton. Mr. David Cardona owner of the plantation gave a most interesting and informative guided tour.

The 107th Annual Eastern Star convention, “Back to the Future” was held in Hampton May 16-18. Mrs. Judith Reynolds, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Stockton represented the local chapter; Mrs. Frances Moore represented the Pamplin chapter; and Mr. and Mrs. Don Derflinger represented the Crewe chapter. Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Tom (Gail) Thompson of Sedro Woolly, Washington. Gail Thompson represents Virginia in Washington and Margaret Stockton represented Washington in Virginia. While in Virginia Mr. and Mrs. Thompson visited many interesting places from Jamestown to Mr. Vernon to Natural Bridge to Appomattox to Yorktown before flying home on Tuesday. They along with Mr. and Mrs. Lyle (Faye) Garrett of Amherst visited in the home of Richard and Margaret Stockton on Saturday. They had dinner at Merk's Place before leaving for more adventure.

Family, friends and neighbors are sending special get well wishes to all those who are sick at this time. Abby Kelsey, Alice Kelsey of Lynchburg and Judy Jamieson are in need of your special prayers.

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. This being the fifth Sunday there will only be Sunday School at Davis Memorial.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville invites you to worship with them on Sunday mornings at 10:30am. They invite you to join them each week on Wednesday evening for Bible Study for all age groups at 7 p.m. 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 June birthdays. Your flower is the Rose and your birthstone is the Pearl. Those I know celebrating birthdays are: Bobby Showalter (1); Jo Ann Simpson (1); Ruth Patteson (5); Hilda Friend (10); Mary Phyllis Paulson of Smithfield (11); Brenda Puryear (12); Jeannette Tarlton (15); Otto Overton (17); Billie Jo C. Waddell of Mississippi (21); Bobby Fulcher (21); Darrell Shumaker (23); Linda W. Campbell (23); Mike Shumaker (24); John Wilson (25); Lon Stockton, Jr. (27); and Thomas “Buster” Swoap of Bowling Green (29).

Happy Anniversary is wished to all celebrating June anniversaries. Mr. and Mrs. Don (Betty) Meadows (21).

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