Mason named Prospect Fireman of the Year

Published 6:09 am Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department held its annual holiday dinner Sunday at the fire station with Ben Murdock and his helpers preparing the meal.

The installation of officers for the fire department, as well as for the auxiliary, was held.

The installed officers of the fire department are: President Michael Roach; Vice President Ray Foster; Treasurer Ben Murdock; Chief Al Mason; Captain Chandon Beiler; Quartermaster Alfred Washington; and Chaplain James Redford.

The auxiliary officers are: President Wanda Thompson; Vice President Wayne East; Treasurer Phyllis Mason and Historian Karen Fulcher.

Captain Chandon Beiler, upon being installed, was pinned with his bars, stripes and badge by his wife and children.

The Fireman of the Year was voted on by the firemen. This year, the honor went to Al Mason.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Meadows attended the Honors Jazz Ensemble and Honors Concert Band at Longwood University on Friday evening.

Last Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith had dinner at Texas de Brazil in Richmond.

On Friday, Christina Smith, a student from Randolph-Henry High School, performed with the Longwood Honor Band Wind Symphony. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, of Keysville, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith and their grandson, Charles Smith, had dinner Saturday at Ruby Tuesday. On Sunday, Charles celebrated his 18th birthday with his family and friends.

Monday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith hosted the monthly covered dish dinner for the small group from Faith Bible Fellowship. Attending were Mrs. Hilde Watson, Mr. and Mrs. John Utzinger and Mr. and Mrs. Richard McClintock.

On Sunday, Mrs. Flora Bolt enjoyed being back at church after the bad weather the week before. Following church services, she had lunch with Mrs. Judy Bolt, Chris Bolt and Alexa Moser.

Friends and neighbors are praying for a speedy recovery for Shirley Martin, Bonnie Oswald, Ray George, Joyce C. Floyd, Gary Fiscus, Jean P. Derrenbacker, Betty Jean Bolt and Mildred Harvey Shanks.

The Rev. Buddy Woodson will be with the members of Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle. They invite everyone to worship with them each Sunday.

The membership of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, at Prospect, invite everyone to come and worship with them every Sunday; Sunday school is at 10 a.m. with Worship at 11a.m. The Rev. Caitlin Hoy will be at Davis Memorial on Sunday.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville invites everyone 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 302 Industrial Park Road, in the former Stackpole-Carbone building.

Margaret Stockton is the Tuggle News columnist. If you would like to contribute something to the news, call (434) 392-6431 or email to