More Christmas programs on the way

Published 6:04 am Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy birthday wishes are sent out this week to the following people: Dylan Cloud, of Cumberland, Saturday; Daniel Morris, of Dillwyn, and Tony Clifton, of Appomattox, Monday; and Doris Allen, of Dillwyn, Tuesday.

Browns Chapel United Methodist Church, just off of U.S. 15 north of Dillwyn on State Route 617 (Gravel Hill Road) will be hosting its annual Christmas program on Sunday at 4 p.m. This year’s theme will be “The Barnyard Animals.”

Following the program, there will be refreshments in the church fellowship hall. Pastor Rebecca Cooke and the entire congregation cordially invite all to attend.

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Barry and Linda Miles, of Cumberland, along with Annie May Miles, of Dillwyn, visited in the home of James and Virginia Boyles, of Cumberland, on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association will be hosting its annual Christmas banquet on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Route 60 at 14405 W. James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham. All members and their guests are cordially invited to attend and asked to bring a covered dish with the meats and drinks furnished by the association.

Following this will be door prizes and the December program to be presented by Tempy Davenport and Winnie Brown, both of Dillwyn, and the election of board members for 2017.

For further information contact President Barry Miles at (804) 492-5806 or (434) 315-4181.

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

Our sympathy is extended to the Clayton family, of New Canton — Martha Holman Clayton, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 15. A graveside service was held Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Welcome Wesleyan Cemetery. She will be greatly missed by all.

Cedar Baptist Church, off of U.S. 15 north of Dillwyn on Route 650 at 3932 Bell Road, will host its annual Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 11 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.

Visiting in the home of Gladys Absher, of Dillwyn, for a few days this week was her niece, Linda Nice, and also Gladys’ nephew, Tim Jamerson, both of Maryland.

On Thanksgiving Day, Barry and Linda Miles along with Jane Cooke and her grandson, Sam Givings, all of Cumberland; and Susie Taylor, Patricia Woodfin and Annie May Miles, all of Dillwyn; and Thomas and Eleanor Newton, of New Canton, all enjoyed an evening meal in Richmond at Golden Corral.

The Tom Mix Rangers of Virginia are proud to announce their Christmas parade line up for 2016. They will be in Charlottesville near the Mall area Saturday at 10 a.m., in the Farmville Jaycee Christmas Parade downtown on Sunday at 1 p.m. and the Dillwyn Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m.

The 2016 Annual Thanksgiving lunch was held on Sunday at the home of James and Virginia Boyles of Cumberland. The Boyles were also recognized for their 64 years of being married on this very same day. A large crowd attended and enjoyed great food, fun and fellowship.

Hatcher Baptist Church of Cumberland will host a Gospel sing on Sunday at 6 p.m., featuring the “Avery Road Band” of Farmville. Pastor Cameron Cloud and the entire congregations cordially invite everyone to attend. For further information, contact Pastor Cloud at the church office at (804) 492-4793.

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, seizures and may even cause neurological symptoms.

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