Summer has officially arrived

Published 2:37 pm Thursday, June 20, 2019

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following people: Irene Shumake of Farmville and Ann Jones of New Canton both celebrating birthdays on June 22, Cathy Midkiff of Cumberland on June 23, and Peggy Johnson of Buckingham and Grace Ownby of North Carolina both on June 24.

We celebrated Father’s Day at Hatcher Baptist Church with a very special and unique transition. After 20 years of faithful service God allowed us to send out Pastor Cameron and the Cloud Family to their new church in North Carolina on Father’s Day, while welcoming our new pastor, Mike Meade and his wife Kaylee. When God calls one of His servants away, He brings another one of His servants to continue. And when God closes one chapter in the story of His church, He begins another chapter. We thank the Lord for His guiding hand on our church and look forward to the future in the days ahead of us. Psalm 118:23 “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.”

Happy anniversary wishes go out this week to John and Cathy Trammel of Farmville on June 26.

Cumberland County Landfill Alert 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, Facebook page or email The next meeting will be Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland Community Center located at 45 south and Davenport Road.

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.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association, a nonprofit organization, is sponsoring a one day bus trip on Thursday, Aug. 1, to The Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre (WHDT) in Wytheville, to the show called “A Country Gospel.” WHDT is happy to present its version of “good ole” country gospel. The production will feature favorite songs that we grew up singing from spiritual, happy, hand-clapping numbers to sweet beautiful inspirational hymns played by our own talented musicians. So come and join us in this opportunity to praise the Lord. Pickup will be Food Lion in Dillwyn, Farmers Bank parking lot Appomattox and Walmart parking lot in Lynchburg. Only a few seats remaining. Deadline for registration will be Sunday, June 30. For more information contact President Barry Miles at (804) 492-5806 or (434) 315-5806.

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

Note: Summer officially arrives on today at 11:54 a.m.

Hint: When you plant your garden seed get a box of jello gelatin, any flavor as long as it contains sugar in it, then sprinkle it over it and cover it up.

Annie May Miles can be reached at