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May 31 – “You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.”

We thank all our veterans for protecting our freedoms.

The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary thanks all those who came out in support of their meat loaf dinner this past Saturday night. On June 30 they will be sponsoring a chicken barbeque dinner, so mark your calendars now.

Mrs. Peggy Kelsey attended the commencement for Prince Edward County High School May 19. Her granddaughter Debra Sue Shumaker was among the graduates. She was an honor graduate, member of the National Honor Society, and a Commonwealth Scholar. She plans to attend Longwood University.

On May 17 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockton traveled to Rogersville, TN, where they attended the musical 9 to 5 at the Rogersville Playhouse. Their granddaughter Michelle Walker played Doralee Rhodes. This was an excellent production.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Noblin attended the Noblin Family reunion May 20 at the Three Lake Park in Richmond.

On Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith attended Debra Sue Shumaker's high school graduation party.

Mrs. Norma Hertzler, Mrs. Rosie Lapp and Mrs. Pat Smith met for breakfast at Merk's on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith hosted the monthly covered dish supper for Faith Bible Fellowship at their home on Monday evening. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. John Utzinger, Mrs. Hilde Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Al Quinlan and Mr. and Mrs. Richard McClintock and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Trump.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Kennon on Tuesday evening.

The Birthday Group held their monthly birthday dinner at Merk's Place on Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Don Meadows were among those enjoying the food and good fellowship.

On Friday Mr. and Mrs. John Keaveny from Unionville had lunch at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Pat Smith. Also visiting was Mrs. Joyce Keaveny, Mrs. Smith's aunt.

On May 26 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary by having dinner at the Babcock House.

On May 27, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith enjoyed spending the afternoon with their son and daughter-in-law and grandchildren at a cookout held at the home of their son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith and their children, Brianna, Charles and Christina.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Meadows were joined at the Prospect Fire House on Saturday by their son Donald Meadows and friends; Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Carol) Schall, Mrs. Betty Sumner, and Mr. and Mrs. John (Lois) Gager. They enjoyed the delicious food and good fellowship.

Mr. and Mrs. George Moore were joined by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockton on Saturday night at the Prospect Fire House where they enjoyed the delicious meat loaf dinner and the fellowship.

Mrs. Judith Reynolds along with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockton represented the Robert Morris Chapter at the annual Eastern Star convention in Roanoke May 21-23.

On May 27 Mr. and Mrs. William Amos, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Newcomb and son Travis, and Mrs. Hazel Baldwin had dinner at the Outback in Lynchburg. The occasion was in celebration of Sue Amos, Travis Newcomb and Hazel Baldwin's birthdays.

On May 28, Mrs. Vicki Johns entertained her father William Amos, Mrs. Amos and Jason Covington with a cookout.

Mr. and Mrs. William Amos were among the many enjoying the dinner at the Prospect Fire House on Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Lon Stockton Jr. and Sean spent Memorial Day weekend in Rogersville, TN. They attended the musical 9 to 5. Lon's daughter Michelle Walker was Doralee Rhodes in the musical.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockton visited his cousin, Mrs. Dora Chaffin May 20 at Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg. It is good to report Mrs. Chaffin is home and doing much better.

The Memorial Day celebration was well attended at the Confederate Cemetery on Monday. This was sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter No. 45 and the Sons of the Confederacy. The program was most inspiring; the ladies served refreshment featuring General Robert E. Lee cookies and lemonade. The ladies were dressed in white.

Mrs. Flora Bolt visited with Mrs. Edna Woodson May 30 at Trinity Mission; Mrs. Woodson was doing well. Her husband, William was also visiting.

Family, friends and neighbors wish a speedy recovery for those who are sick at

this time; Keith Bales, Mrs. Ida S. LeWarne, Mrs. Linda W. Campbell, Lester Goin, and Johnnie Campbell.

Friends and neighbors are expressing their sincere sympathy to the family of Mr. Robert Huskey Sr.

Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle invites everyone to Sunday

School at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. The 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. The Rev. Otis Worley will be in the pulpit this Sunday.

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 June Birthdays. Your flower is Rose and your birthstone is the Pearl. Those I know of are: Bobby Showalter (1), Jo Ann Simpson (1), Ruth Patteson (5), Hilda Friend (10), Mary Phyllis Paulson (11), Brenda Puryear (12), Mike Fulcher (12), Rev. Willie Thompson (13), Rev. Joe McCutchen (13), Jeannette Tarlton (15), Billie Jo Waddell(21), Bobby Fulcher (21),Darrell Shumaker (23), Linda W. Campbell (23), Mike Shumaker (24), Lon Stockton, Jr (27), Gordon Smith (28), and Thomas Swoap of Bowling Green (29).

Happy Anniversary is wished to all those celebrating anniversaries this month. Those I know about are: Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Mabel) Shanaberger (10), Mr. and Mrs. Kevin (Sherry) Clark (11), Rev. and Mrs. Earl (Shirley) Wallace (13), Mr. and Mrs. Don (Betty) Meadows (21), Mr. and Mrs. John (Nancy) Mottley (28), and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Atkins (28).

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