Live Nativity scene Dec. 17, 18

Published 11:36 am Thursday, December 8, 2016

Happy birthday wishes are sent out this week to the following people: Lynn Cloud, of Cumberland, Saturday, Dec. 10; Nancy Midkiff, of Cumberland, Tuesday, Dec. 13; John Dimmie, of Farmville, and Mary Flint, of Cumberland, Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Buckingham Baptist Church, 24234 N. James Madison Hwy., Arvonia, will host a live Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 17 and again on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 6-8 p.m.

Come drive through and see and hear the story of the birth of Jesus. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served each night following the drive through.

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Chuck Fairchild of New Canton visited in the home of Barry and Linda Miles last week. A nice visit was had by all.

Barry and Linda Miles, Jane Cooke and her grandson, Sam Givens, all of Cumberland, along with Susie Taylor and Patricia Woodfin, of Dillwyn, and Eleanor Newton, of New Canton, enjoyed an afternoon meal in Lynchburg at Cracker Barrel and also attended the 46th Annual Virginia Christmas Tree Spectacular titled “Jingle In The City” at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg. Everyone enjoyed the day.

Victory Baptist Church, 157 Dove Lane, Spout Springs, with Pastor Jeff Worley, will be hosting its first annual Christmas program, “Going back To The Beginning, Leading Us To The End,” on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.

Following the program will be the church’s first annual Christmas supper at the Woodman Of The World Building, 318 Harold St., in Appomattox. Pastor Jeff Worley and the entire congregation cordially invite everyone to attend. For more information contact Pastor Jeff Worley at (434) 924-4652.

Elizabeth Stone and her daughter, Linda Seay, of Richmond visited in the home of James and Virginia Boyles, of Cumberland, on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are sick and shut-in in Dillwyn and surrounding counties.

Loaves of Love food pantry is operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2294 Cartersville Road. The pantry is designed for Cumberland county residents, which includes Cartersville. The next food distribution will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 from 2-3 p.m. We will be serving all seniors 60 and older with no exceptions. All seniors have to re-register. From 3-4 p.m., we will serve all others who qualify. Everybody must bring in two forms of ID and proof of income, your photo ID and proof that you reside in Cumberland such as an electric bill, tax bill or voter ID, etc., or you may not be able to pick up your food. Please note we will no longer be by appointment. For further information, please call Jessica at (804) 512-7547 or Barry at (804) 492-5806 or cell (434) 315-4181. Your tax-deductible donation is appreciated and will help us obtain more food.

Note: All food boxes are served on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cedar Baptist Church, off of U.S. 15 north of Dillwyn on Route 650 at 3932 Bell Road, will be hosting its annual Christmas program on Sunday at 6 p.m. This year’s theme will be “All about the Baby Jesus.” Following the program, there will be refreshments in the church fellowship hall. Pastor Tommy Armstrong and the entire congregation cordially invite everyone to attend.

The Tom Mix Rangers of Virginia is proud to announce its Christmas parade schedule for 2016. The group will be in the Dillwyn Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m.

Michael Wayne Smith will perform a Gospel music concert on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the House of Prayer, 409 W. James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham. Pastor Cathy Seay and the entire congregation cordially invite all to attend. For further information contact Pastor Seay at the church office, (434) 933-8288, or by cell phone (434) 664-9115.

Do’s and don’ts of human food for dogs: Cucumbers are good for dogs. They are loaded with vitamin K, C and B1. They also contain potassium, copper magnesium and biotin. Cucumbers have no carbs, fats or oils and it will boost their energy, making it great for overweight dogs.

Pecans are toxic for dogs; they can contain tremorgenic mycotoxine. This can cause stomach upset and also seizures and may even cause neurological symptoms.

Annie May Miles is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. Her email address if