Published 3:35 pm Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1 – “Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life.”

The Prospect Historical Society will hold its March meeting March 6 at 8 p.m. – notice the change of time. You are invited to come out to the meeting to hear the guest speaker, Joanne Yeck, of Ohio, with ties to Buckingham County. She will talk about her recent book, “At a Place Called Buckingham” . . . Historic Sketches of Buckingham County, Virginia covers 250 years of life in central Virginia. In a dozen engaging essays, author Joanne L. Yeck recounts important events in Buckingham County beginning with its formation, through the American Revolution and the Civil War, and beyond the Great Depression. Local heroes and heroines spring to life, revealing the tenacity, intelligence, and ingenuity of Buckingham's people. New material gleaned from county records, 19th century newspapers, and numerous private collections offers a fresh look at Buckingham's past. The result is a rich tapestry, which interweaves well-known figures and historical moments with little known tales of hard times and personal triumphs.

Joanne Yeck has been exploring her Buckingham County roots since 1995. She is the author of numerous articles concerning Classic Hollywood and American Popular Culture and the co-author of Movie Westerns (Lerner) and Our Movie Heritage (Rutgers University Press).

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Mr. and Mrs. Don Meadows visited Mrs. Cecelia Culler during this past week.

Richard Glenn is asking for your prayers following his knee surgery on the past Tuesday.

Steve Bolt was glad he could transport his mother, Mrs. Flora Bolt to church on Sunday, following church they met Wallace Woodson, of Powhatan County, at the Huddle House for lunch.

Mrs. Peggy Kelsey and Mrs. Julie Shields attended the Longwood Garden Club February meeting at the home of Mrs. Pam Wilson this past week. The program was given by Carolyn Jones of Carter's Florist.

Rev. and Mrs. Joshua (Kelly) Simpson brought their baby girl, Avery McKenna Simpson, home on Friday. Also welcoming Avery home was her older sister Sage.

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Bailey, of Pittsburg, are visiting in the home of Rev. and Mrs. Joshua Simpson, Sage and Avery Simpson.

Mrs. Shirley Fulcher and Mrs. Nancy Mottley spent Saturday visiting some of the residents at the Woodlands. Some of those they visited were Elsie Wilson, Shirley Wooten, Patsy Horne, and Elizabeth Garnett.

Peggy Kelsey, Kim Shumaker, Debra Sue Shumaker, Darrell Shumaker and a couple of his friends, Mr. and Mrs. Dale (Judy) Bolt and many more Hampden-Sydney fans from the area attended the basketball tournament in Salem this past weekend.

Family, friends and neighbors wish a speedy recovery for those who are sick at this time; Betty Meadows; Mrs. Wanda Hamlett; Mrs. Christine H. Oliver; Ms. Patsy Horne; Mrs. Shirley Wooten; Mrs. Dolly Worthy; Mrs. Elizabeth Mason; Mrs. Cecelia Culler and Mrs. Page Johnson.

Friends and neighbors are extending their sincere sympathy to the families of Mrs. Blanche Gilliam and Mrs. Margie Hite. They will be missed by all those who knew and loved them.

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 be in 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. 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 with March birthdays. Your flower is the Jonquil and your Birthday stone is the Aquamarine or Bloodstone. Those with March birthdays that I know of are: Alice Campbell (1), Donna Coleman (1), Roger Lundeen (2), LeAnn Emert (2), Abby Roach (3), Kathy R. Baldwin (3), Dr. Kenneth Perkins (4), Sara Fulcher (5), Mary Lula Allen (7), Lawrence Franklin (7), Rev. Chuck Klotzberger (7), Frances Ann Paulson Motley (12), Jake Reynolds (20), Emily Fulcher (22), Dale Bolt (24), Hilda Allen (25), Lois Gager (29) and Virginia Erwin (29).

Happy Anniversary to these: Mr. and Mrs. Dale (Shirley) Mottley (4), Mr. and Mrs. Mike (Tracey) Fulcher (10), and Rev. and Mrs. William “Bill” (Jane) Clark (17).

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