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Homecoming at Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church located 14 Fitzgerald Road Cumberland will be having Homecoming Sunday. Worship service will begin at 11 a.m. with special music to feature “Dean Vassar” of Charlotte Court House followed by the morning message. Lunch will be served in the church fellowship hall from noon-2 p.m. Pastor Barry Vassar and the entire congregation welcome all to attend.

Cumberland County Landfill Awareness Committee welcomes 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 also email: NoMegaLandfill@ LoveCentralVA.com The next meeting will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland Community Center located at 45 South and Davenport Road.

Payne Memorial UMC located at 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland will be hosting a free luncheon and devotional speaker each month from noon-1 p.m. The next scheduled event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, with guest speaker the Rev. Irma Watson speaking on the topic “Choosing Life – Being on God’s Side” 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. located at 71 Community Center Drive, Cumberland. Financial contributions (checks) can be made payable to Cumberland Community Christmas Mother and can be sent to P.O. Box 33, Cumberland, VA 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 meet again Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. in room C-8 at 71 Community Center Drive. Those interested in more information are more than welcome to meet with the committee.

September is library card sign up month. Remember to sign up for your card.

The 2018 Gormus family reunion was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Bear Creek Lake Meeting Hall in Cumberland. A nice crowd of family and friends enjoyed a great day of food, fun and fellowship.

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

Happy birthday wishes are sent out this week to Eloise Senger of Crewe, Friday, Sept. 28; and Patricia Woodfin of Dillwyn, Sunday, Oct. 2.

Due to Hurricane Florence the 2018 annual fall Miles family reunion was rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at Golden Corral in Richmond on Southside. All family members and guest are welcome to attend.

Browns Chapel United Methodist Church, located on Route 15 north of Dillwyn on State Route 617 Gravel Hill Road, will be hosting a Ladies Retreat Saturday, from 4-8 p.m. Classes for all ages. Guest speaker is Jenny McIntosh. Dinner to be served. All are welcome.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting their regular monthly meeting Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. at Shiloh New Covenant Church located on Route 60 approximately 5 miles east of Cumberland Court House, at 665 Anderson Hwy. All members are asked to bring a covered dish for the meal. Following will be the October program with guest speaker for the Gideons, Wayne Davenport. For further information or to learn more about the group, contact President Barry Miles at home (804) 492-5806 or cell (434) 315-4181.

Victory Baptist Church located 157 Dove Lane, Spout Springs will be hosting special services Sunday. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. with Bluegrass Gospel Music at its best featuring the “Old Time Gospel Singers” of Crewe. At 10:30 a.m. worship will begin with more great music followed by Pastor Jeff Worley and the morning message. For further information contact Pastor Jeff Worley at (434) 283-4657 or cell at (434) 942-4652.

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

Did you know that humans have more empathy for dogs than they do for other humans?

ANNIE MAE MILES is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. She can be reached at fatcat091@verizon.net.