Raines Tavern News

Published 4:20 pm Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Antioch United Methodist Women (UMW) met in October at the church. Faye Asal, president, led the program, “Challenge for Mission.” Emphasis was made on being a welcoming organization. Readers were Virginia Erwin, Joan Page and Lynn Hill. A report was given from the Farmville District UMW annual meeting in Blackstone. Antioch representatives were Marjo Mullins, Susanna Lozano and Faye Asal. Antioch UMW received certificates in Six-Star Unit Social Activities Gold Award, and Gold Mission Unit. Reading awards went to Lynn Hill , Marjo Mullins and Faye Asal. Attendees from Payne Memorial Church included Shirley Martin, Marjorie White, Margaret Atkinson, Pattie Pedrick, Marian Pylinski, and Marjorie Robeson. The Payne UMW received the Six Star Unit and Mission Gold Unit certificates. Geraldine Sanderson, conference officer, attended from Centenary Church also a Six-Star Unit.

Betty A. Foster attended the Sunday afternoon reception in Powhatan honoring her sister, Nita Anderson Porterfield, for her 54 years as organist at May Memorial Baptist Church.

Lloyd and Sherri Robinson, with Stuart, Lanna and Suzanne, of Mocksville, NC were here over the Halloween weekend. The children enjoyed wearing their costumes to Antioch’s Trunk or Treat; then on to grandparents Michael and Sarah Schember; also Diane and Heather Schember, and great-grandfather Paul Schember, Sr., and grandmother Audrey Robinson, and Bob and Missy Robinson.

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Correction to an earlier misprint: The Cumberland couple who went on a farm tour in KY, were Lee and Dottie J. Fahrner.

On Nov. 3, the Cumberland Middle School held the Induction Ceremony for 54 seventh and eighth graders into the National Junior Honor Society. Five qualities are honored: scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. Included in the group are: Jason Cooke, Jordan Cooke, Gravely Cubbage, Sydney Gilbert, Jack Giles, Caroline Seal, Cal Smith, Jordan Smith, Carly Thompson, Alonda Tovar, and Autumn Holman.

The Academic Honors Assembly was held at Fuqua School and received new members into the Cum Laude Society. Among the four seniors admitted this fall was Mary Kate Smith, daughter of Marshall and Beth Smith and granddaughter of John Marshall Smith Sr. and Jo Smith and George and Martha Wilson of Waynesboro.