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August 23 – “Live for today, dream for tomorrow, learn from yesterday.”

Mrs. Ruth Kelsey Simpson celebrated her 98th birthday Aug. 20. Family, friends and neighbors wished her a very Happy Birthday. There were several parties for her.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockton and grandson, Sean motored to Natural Bridge August 15. They enjoyed lunch in Lexington after which they walked to the bridge and beyond. They toured the Indian encampment beyond the bridge later they took in the Wax Museum and Factory.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Noblin and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Richardson took a sixteen day trip with the Abbott Bus Company the “Golden West” tour traveling through sixteen states and around 6,000 miles. Some of the highlights were Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier National Park. Besides traveling on bus they also traveled by train, boat and old time limousine.

Mrs. John Utzinger and Mrs. Pat Smith met for breakfast at Huddle House on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Keaveny visited their daughter, Mrs. Pat Smith on Friday afternoon. They enjoyed having lunch together at Country Cooking before the Keaveny's returned home to Orange.

Christina Smith celebrated her twelfth birthday on Saturday. She and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith stopped in to visit her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith for a brief birthday celebration.

On Monday Mrs. Emma Sharpe and son Jeffrey accompanied her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith to Charlottesville where they did some shopping and had lunch.

Mr. and Mrs. John Utzinger hosted a dinner on Monday. Guests were Mrs. Deborah McClintock and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith.

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

Mrs. Elsie Wilson enjoyed a visit by her grandson, Jared Stiegelmeyer, of Chesapeake, August 14.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fulcher attended the 65th anniversary on Sunday afternoon in Buckingham for Mr. and Mrs. Lindburg Hardiman at Cedar Baptist Church.

Mrs. Peggy Kelsey enjoyed a visit from her son Phil over the weekend, and then on Monday Phil brought his grandson and Peggy's great-grandson, Bryson Philandar Kelsey to see her.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Meadows attended the BBQ dinner on Friday night at the Farmville United Methodist Church. The proceeds will help with the Haiti Mission Trip.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fulcher are the proud great-grandparents of twin girls, McKayla and Abigail Fulcher. They are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Fulcher and granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Fulcher.

On August 15 Mrs. Flora Bolt had lunch at the Jefferson Dinning Room with Mr. and Mrs. Tim Manis. Following lunch Flora visited Mrs. Margaret Banko at the Watkins Center.

August 16 was a very busy day for Flora Bolt, having lunch with Frances Southall at Merk's. Mrs. Alice Bartlett was sick and could not join them. Later she visited Mrs. Edna Woodson at Trinity Missions. Edna is always upbeat and happy to see Flora; Edna is looking forward to her birthday next month. Flora left Trinity Missions to visit Robert Dowdy and others at Holly Manor.

Mrs. Jeni Bolt and son, Joshua met Jeni's high school classmate Mrs. Marsha Cox and her two sons, Cameron and Carter, of Midlothian, at Bear Creek Lake in Cumberland on August 18 for a day of fun.

On August 19 Mrs. Flora Bolt was luncheon guest of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bolt. Also enjoy lunch with the family were Jennifer Page Bolt and Chris Bolt.

Friends and neighbors are wishing a speedy recovery for all those who are sick at this time; Linda Campbell has had eye surgery, Wanda Whitus and Alice Bartlett.

Neighbors and friends are expressing their sincere sympathy to the family of Mr. William “Billy” Watkins.

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.

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.

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