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Buckle up this weekend

Come one come all and join us at Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church, 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland Saturday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. for a southern gospel concert at its best featuring “Smokey Wilson” from Concord.

Cumberland County Landfill Awareness Committee urges all citizens of Cumberland County and surrounding counties to a community meeting concerning the proposed landfill to learn more and receive information about the stand against this issue. For further information visit its website: LoveCentraVA.Com or Facebook page, FB.me/LoveCentralVA and also email at NoMegaLandfill@LoveCentralVA.com The next meeting will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland Community Center located at 45 South and Davenport Road.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting its regular monthly meeting Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. at Cedar Baptist Church located on U.S. Route 15 North of Dillwyn on 3932 Bell Road. All members are asked to bring a covered dish for the meal. Following will be the September program with Pastor Tommy Armstrong of Cedar Baptist Church. For further information or to learn more about the group, contact President Barry Miles at home (804) 492-5806 or cell (434) 315-4181.

Payne Memorial UMC located at 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland will be hosting a free luncheon and devotional speaker each month from noon to 1 p.m. The next scheduled event will be held Sept. 12 with guest speaker the Rev. Helen Cannon speaking on the topic “The Quest for Wisdom.” Various churches and individuals in the community provide the meals each month.

The Cumberland Community Christmas Mother program is in need of items and volunteers for the 2018 distribution season. In addition to staffing, the following items are needed: New board games (Monopoly, Operation, Trouble, etc.), new socks and clothing items. Donations of new items can be dropped off at Cumberland Social Services Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 71 Community Center Drive, Cumberland. Financial contributions (checks) can be made payable to Cumberland Community Christmas Mother, P.O. Box 33, Cumberland, Virginia 23040. Those interested in volunteering can contact Debbie Kennel at (804) 980-5022 or Barbara Daniels at (804) 986-5852. Volunteers are needed for setting up and resetting the shopping rooms as well with assisting shoppers with making selections. The committee will be meeting again Tuesday, at 9 a.m. in room C-8 at 71 Community Center Drive. Those interested in more information are welcome to meet with the committee. We encourage your ongoing and future support and will be looking forward to your donations and service in the coming months.

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting is held every second Tuesday unless otherwise announced at 7 p.m. in the Cumberland County courtroom.

Happy birthday wishes are sent out this week to Clarence Walters of Powhatan on Friday, Aug. 31, Shawn Gough of Wingina on Saturday, Sept. 1, Michael Boyles of Cumberland and Dorothy M. Mickleu of Buckingham both on Monday, Sept. 3,.

A special happy anniversary goes out this week to Evangelist Alan and Tammy Gough of Wingina, on Monday.

A speedy recovery is sent out to all those who are sick and shut-in.

This weekend is the last official holiday weekend of the summer being Labor Day weekend. Please buckle up and allow extra time to get to this long Labor Day weekend which goes from Friday through Monday.

Did you know that one bale of cotton can make 215 pairs of jeans, 1,217 T-shirts or 313,600 $100 bills?

ANNIE MAY MILES can be reached at fatcat091@vereizon.net.