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New opportunities in the new year

Happy birthday wishes are sent out this week to the following: the Rev. Clyde Senger, of Crewe, Friday; Betty Atkins, of Dillwyn, Monday; Angie Sprouse, of Buckingham, and Barbara Barone, of Cumberland, Tuesday.

Congratulations to Ralph and Fern Dunnavant of Dillwyn. The couple will celebrate their wedding anniversary on Thursday.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association, a non-profit organization, will be hosting its annual board of directors luncheon and meeting to plan 2017 on Thursday noon at Teresa’s Place in Dillwyn.

All board members are asked and encouraged to attend.

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 Dillwyn and surrounding counties.

Pastor Jeff and Renita Worley, of Concord, and Barry and Linda Miles, of Cumberland, enjoyed an evening of great food, fun and fellowship at Teresa’s Restaurant of Dillwyn on Friday, Dec. 30.

The Cumberland County Community Food Bank, partnering with The Central Virginia Food Bank, A FeedMore Program of Richmond, will be distributing food to Cumberland County residents, including Cartersville residents, on Monday from 11:30 a.m. until all the food is gone. The food bank will be located at the old Cumberland County Elementary School Cafeteria next door to the gym, located 1874 Anderson Hwy.

You must have already registered to get food or you must see the director, Jerry Seal. All food recipients please bring bags.

For further information, contact Seal at (804) 492-4207 or Miles (804) 492-5806.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship, a non-profit organization, is entering its 29th year as a group.

On Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m., the group will be hosting its first kick-off of meeting for 2017 at Welcome Weslyan Church, 26565 N. James Madison Hwy., New Canton.

All members and perspective members are asked to attend for lunch and a business meeting.

For further information, contact President Barry Miles.

Visiting in the home of Ralph and Fern Dunnavant, of Dillwyn, on Thursday Dec. 29, was Ralph’s sister, Cindy Ball, and her husband, Ted, of Chesterfield. A nice visit was had by all.

Barry and Linda Miles, of Cumberland, along with Susie Taylor and Patricia Woodfin, of Dillwyn, all enjoyed an evening meal at the Outback Steakhouse in Charlottesville on Wednesday, evening Dec. 28.

Welcome to the New Year 2017. May each of you be blessed beyond measure from the Lord.

Do’s and don’ts of human food for dog: Ham/pork is good for dogs. Pork is a highly digestible protein. It is the least likely meat to cause allergic reactions but be careful of seasonings used when cooking as some are harmful to dogs.

Annie May Miles is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. Her email address is fatcat091@verizon.net.