Published 3:06 pm Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 21 – “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson

Well Spring has sprung! I wish for each of you a safe and happy Spring.

It is here this Friday and Saturday the Prospect Volunteer Fire Departments Auxiliary's Bi-Annual Twice is Nice Children's Consignment Sale; Friday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department located at 45 Campbell Hill Road in the Village of Prospect. For more information about the sale or to become a consignor, please contact Pat Foster 434-574-6538, Linda Franklin 434-574-6579 or Kathy Baldwin 434-248-9218.

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The Special Blessing Mission Group of Glenn Memorial Baptist Church in Prospect visited at Milnwood Village on Wednesday. Judy Mottley, Shirley Fulcher, Shirley Mottley, Evelyn Shelton and Jeannette Tarlton delivered pansies in decorated flower pots along with lunch. They enjoyed their time together.

The ladies of Glenn Memorial Baptist Church attended the 124th annual meeting of the Appomattox Baptist Association met on Tuesday night at Hope Baptist Church in Appomattox.

Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Leon Lapp held a dinner party at their home. Invited guests were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hertzler, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Marv Fisher.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith hosted the monthly covered dish for Faith Bible Fellowship at their home. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Erich Fehr, Mr. and Mrs. Al Quinlan, Mr. and Mrs. John Utzinger and Mr. and Mrs. Richard McClintock.

On Tuesday Mrs. Rosie Lapp and Mrs. Pat Smith met for lunch at Ruby Tuesdays.

Mrs. Flora Bolt attended the meeting of the Daughters of the Confederacy on March 13. They met in the Red Caboose bedside the Farmville Train Station. The order of business was planning the program for Memorial Day at the Confederate Cemetery and how they can improve the looks of the cemetery grounds and to enlighten the visitors about the history of the cemetery.

Mrs. Flora Bolt, Mrs. Kyle (Jeni) Bolt, and Mrs. Sandy Ridgly attended the visitation and funeral of Robert Dowdy on Monday.

On Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Flora Bolt visited Edna Woodson at Trinity Mission; also visiting was William Woodson. On Thursday Flora visited Ruth Southall, Dot Shumaker, Page Johnson and Grace Taylor at Brookview.

The Prospect Happy Hats gathered at Merk's for their March 18 get-together. Jeannette Tarlton, hostess had arranged with Merk's to serve corn-beef, cabbage and the fixing for the group. She also had Irish mugs, scarves, necklaces and cookies for us to have and enjoy. Those enjoying the gathering were Jeannette, Elsie Wilson, Margaret Stockton, Ann Norton, Hilda Allen, Sandra Leonard, Edwina Covington, Pat Smith, and Carol Schall. Ed Norton, Dennis Leonard, Richard Stockton and Bill Schall were also present.

Friday night, March 22, all seniors are invited to the Glenn Memorial Baptist Church at Prospect to their Senior Dinner. The “Bring a Dish” dinner starts at 6 p.m., then at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary the Blue Grass Gospel Band, Stony Ridge will be in concert.

Friends and neighbors are extending their heartfelt sympathy to the families of Robert Dowdy and Richard “Dick” Fleming.

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 back on 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. Katherine Todd will be with them this week.

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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