Buckingham News

Published 4:08 pm Thursday, January 5, 2012

BUCKINGHAM – If you are 55 or older and looking for a great way to start the new year, why not consider joining with Buckingham Active Seniors.

B.A.S. meets on the second Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 1 p.m., at the V.F.W. Hall located on Rt. 60.

This group definitely lives up to its name. In the last several months, BAS members toured James River State Park, visited the Virginia State Fair, and hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner that drew approximately 100 people.

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Meetings include a program, which usually includes a guest speaker. After the program, members enjoy games and activities along with refreshments and fellowship.

For more information, call Kristen Queen, assistant director of the county's recreation department, at 434-969-4242.

Honoring Dr. King by Reaching Out to Community

On Sunday, January 15, at 3 p.m., First Liberty Baptist Church will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Observance.

The Reverend Larry Smith, pastor of Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Cumberland, will be the guest speaker. He will be accompanied by the Rocky Mount Choir.

Based on Hebrews 10:23, this year's theme offers God's Promise Prevails, God Can Be Trusted To Keep His Promise.

After the service, the fellowship will continue with a meal.

Each year, First Liberty honors Dr. King by reaching out into the community and recognizing individuals, organizations, and agencies that are making a difference in the lives of others.

For instance, last year, First Liberty presented its Martin Luther King Service Award to Ellis Acres Memorial Park.

This year, First Liberty chose to reach out to youth. More specifically, First Liberty wanted to focus on area young people attending Buckingham County High School.

Knowing how families are struggling in these hard economic times, First Liberty felt the monetary donation that accompanies its service award would help with fees and supplies as well as motivational opportunities for the students.

First Liberty has invited Roger Coleman, principal at BCHS, to accept the award on behalf of the school and its students.

First Liberty Baptist Church is located at 1995 Rock Mill Road, Route 633, off Route 640 and Route 15.

Pastor J. W. Steed and the First Liberty Family invite you to join with them for this very special afternoon.

Co-Ed Volleyball

It's not too late to join with other volleyball players, ages 16 and up, on Monday nights at 6 p.m., in the gymnasium at the Nazarene Campground Gymnasium.
If interested in participating in Co-Ed Volleyball, call the Buckingham County Department of Recreation (434) 969-4242; or just show up on Monday night at 6 p.m. The program runs through February. The Nazarene Campground is located across from Buckingham Middle School on High School Road.

The Cats Meow

Straight Street―Buckingham wants to help you with your Christmas shopping. The non-profit, interdenominational organization, which works to provide Christ-centered activities for area youth, is offering Cats Meow wooden replicas of First Baptist Church, Dillwyn High School, Buckingham Farm Supply, Buckingham Central High School, and the Dillwyn Depot.

With the exception of the Dillwyn Depot, which is priced at $20, the replicas are $15 each and are available at Nancy's, located on Route 60 in Buckingham Court House.

Proceeds will benefit the ongoing efforts of Straight Street. For more information, contact Kathy Ranson at 983-2403.

Central VA Equine Seminar

On Saturday, January 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, David Wise, in cooperation with the Buckingham Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, is hosting a free Equine Seminar, at the Agricultural Center located on Route 60 next to the County Administration Complex.

Featured speakers will include Kelly B. LaPar, an attorney with Lenhart Obenshain PC, in Charlottesville; David Wise, Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist; LaRue Sprouse Dowd, owner of Sprouses Corner Ranch, LLC, and president of Heartland Horse Heroes; Jennifer Ligon, Extension Agent-Agriculture and Natural Resources; and Kelly Jones Snoddy, Conservation Specialist with the Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District.

Subjects covered will include the Virginia Equine Activity Liability Act; waivers, agreements, and the importance of getting it in writing; risk management and insurance planning for your farm or ranch; Heartland Horse Heroes and its therapeutic riding program; equine health and equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1); and conservation practices and available technical assistance.

Refreshments will be served. Although the seminar is free, seating is limited so please register by calling Donna Allen in David Wise's office at (434)983-8780, ext.2; or, the Buckingham Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension at (434)969-4261.

School Supplies

Straight Street-Buckingham, Inc. will host a mid-year school supply distribution on Saturday, January 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Straight Street Building located on Route 20.

Basic school supplies will be distributed to those who need assistance. Persons interested in picking up supplies on Saturday are encouraged to contact Michelle at 983-1745. Please leave your name and a count of the number of children needing basic school supplies.

Buckingham Youth League Meeting

The Buckingham County Youth League operates a non-profit organization providing baseball, softball, cheerleading, football, and basketball programs throughout the year for children and youth ages four to 18.

This is an invitation for YOU to join this organization. The annual organizational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Dillwyn.

For more information about the Buckingham County Youth League, please call Jack Stearrett at 390-1299.