Published 2:06 pm Thursday, May 30, 2013

May 30 – “To go nowhere, follow the crowd.”

Prince Edward County High School Varsity baseball team ended the 2013 season last week. Darrell Shumaker, grandson of Peggy Kelsey, took advantage of it and hit a home run.

Douglas, Betty Jean, Stacy and Flora Bolt attended the Prospect Fire Department Chicken Dinner May 18. Douglas and Stacy were both winners of door prizes from Amish Originals.

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Stacy Bolt was honored with a graduation party by her parents on May 19 in the Fellowship Hall of Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church. Approximately 75 guests were present. Those attending were family, friends, neighbors and church members. Dr. Melody Eaton, department chair of Longwood University Nursing, was in attendance as well as Professor Hadley Sporbert. Chace Davis, Flora Bolt, Carleen Davis, and Carol Luke were also guests at the event. Those traveling long distances included Mr. and Mrs. Truman Bolt, Cheyenne Bolt, and Mark Bolt of Willis, Virginia as well as Troy Davis of Winston Salem, NC. Delicious food, cake and fellowship was had by all.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 26. To celebrate they spent several days in Raleigh, NC, last week where they enjoyed eating at a variety of different restaurants: German, Mexican, Czech and Vietnamese. They spent time shopping, seeing several movies and visiting a flea market and a farmer's market. On Sunday, their actual anniversary, they had lunch at the Babcock House in Appomattox.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fulcher attended their granddaughter, Emily Fulcher, graduation from Randolph-Henry High School. Emily is the daughter of Mike and Tracy Fulcher, sister of Jonathan and Taylor Fulcher.

Mrs. Betty Noblin and 12 other members of the Triple L Club of Heritage Baptist Church traveled to Mt. Airy on Tuesday and Wednesday where they visited the home place of Andy Griffin.

Mrs. Sadie Kelsey and daughter Jennifer Dickson traveled to Richmond on Monday, while in Richmond they stopped by Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Early where they enjoyed a cup of tea before coming home.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Meadows attended the graduation party for Stacy Bolt held at the Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church last Sunday.

Week before last Mr. and Mrs. John Fulcher traveled to Lynchburg to visit his sister, Betty Fulcher. Betty is in an assistant living home for right now. She had a fall at church in which she broke her ankle in two places.

Carl Kelsey was having a great time at the Golden Palace on Sunday not just eating but entertaining two lovely ladies, his wife Sadie and daughter Jennifer Dickson.

Mrs. Flora Bolt met Mrs. Carl Luke at Merk's Place for lunch on Friday the 24 of May for an enjoyable time together.

On Memorial Day Mrs. Flora Bolt attended a cook-out with family and friends at the home of her grandson, Chris Bolt.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Meadows attended the Ruth Adams Garden Club picnic at the “Gager Acres” on Wednesday evening. Mrs. Lois Gager and Mrs. Betty Meadows were hostesses.

Don and Betty Meadows was dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Schall on Memorial Day.

On May 18, Mrs. Sally Mottley's children; Angie, Amy, Scott and Phil and a friend of Amy's, Rena, honored her with a celebration for her 80th birthday at Heritage Baptist Church. There were 100 family and friends present to help her celebrate.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockton have returned home following their trip to Roanoke where they attended the 109th Eastern Star Convention. They were the delegates from the local chapter. They were able to see many old friends they had met over the years along with one from Washington State. Before coming home they traveled to New Castle to visit friends, Norman and Helen Tripp.

Mrs. Flora Bolt attended the gradation party at the Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle for her granddaughter, Stacy Bolt. Stacy graduated from Longwood University with a BS in nursing on May 11. She will be working in the ER at Centra Southside Community Hospital. There were about 75 family and friends present.

Mrs. Flora Bolt attended the Memorial Day Service at the Confederate Cemetery sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans of the High Bridge Camp. It was a really nice tribute to the veterans including the Color Guard of the 21 Virginia Infantry of the James River Partisan Rangers. Mrs. Kathryn Powell, president of the UDC, led the program; Mrs. Deborah Lundeen, vice president and state historian, led the prayers; Mr. Gary Pridgen is commander of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and Bob Flippen was the guest speaker. He spoke on the “Battles and Things that happened on April 7, 1865, a Day of Tumult”. The ladies added much to the program dressed in white and served cookies made from General Lee's favorite recipe. The United Daughters of the Confederacy dedicated a new maker to the soldiers interred in the cemetery.

Family, friends and neighbors wish a speedy recovery for those who are sick at this time Gloria Mae Fulcher Rosser and Bill Kerns.

Friends and neighbors are extending their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mrs. Ruth Layne.

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. The Rev. Katherine Todd will bring the message on 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. The Church is located at 300 Industrial Park Blvd., in the former Stackpole-Carbone building.

Happy Birthday is wished to all those celebrating a birthday in June, your flower is the Rose and your birthstone is the Pearl. Those I know with June birthdays are: Bobby Showalter (1); Jo Ann Simpson (1); Ruth Patteson (5); Hilda Friend (10), Brenda Puryear (12); Mike Fulcher (12); Jeannette Tarlton (15); Garland Woodson (20); Billie Jo Waddell of Mississippi (21); Bobby Fulcher (21); Darrell Shumaker (23); Linda W. Campbell (23); Mike Shumaker (24); Lon Stockton, Jr. (27); Gordon Smith (28); and Thomas “Buster” Swoap of Bowling Green (29).

Happy Anniversary is wished to all those having an anniversary during June. Those celebrating that I know are: Mike and Kim Shumaker (4); Woodrow and Dora Townsend (8); Frank and Mable Shanaberger (10); Kevin and Sherry Clark (11); Earl and Shirley Wallace (13); Don and Betty Meadows (21); Douglas and Betty Jean Bolt (23); John and Nancy Mottley (28); and Tim and Sherry Atkins (28).

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