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Hometown Heroes event

Maysville Baptist Church is hosting a Hometown Heroes event honoring those who have served including law enforcement, firefighters and EMS on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Aug. 19 to hometownheroesVA@gmail.com. Guests are encouraged to attend in uniform and are welcome to bring immediate family. Those on duty can get a lunch to go. All are welcome to attend the church worship service at 11 a.m. the same day.

If you are interested in signing up for the conservation practice program under the new program year of July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020, contact the Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District. The cost-share program provides financial incentives, tax credits and cost-share to agricultural producers who voluntarily install conservation practices on their farm to improve water quality. Applications and W-9 Forms for the cost-share/ tax-credit program must be received on or before the 10th of each month for review by the Board. No applications were reviewed during the July Board meeting. First round of reviews will be on Aug. 28. New opportunities this program year include more options available for livestock stream exclusion, such as higher cost-share rates and a buffer payment (varies on buffer width); new practices available for rotational grazing; and previous participants with practices enrolled in other livestock exclusion programs that have now expired from their contractual life span may now be eligible for funding to re-enroll. Other available practices include long-term vegetative cover on cropland (cool or warm season grass establishment); afforestation of crop fields (planting of pine or hardwoods); cover crops on winter fields (harvestable or non-harvestable options). If you are interested in any of these conservation practices, please call the Peter Francisco Soil & Water office at (434) 983- 7923 or send an email to kelly.snoddy@vaswcd. org. If you are unsure of the contractual life span expiration for your current practice, call and they’ll find out for you. They recommend scheduling an appointment/field visit with District staff to ensure an efficient sign-up.

The Buckingham Library Summer Reading Challenge continues. The contest concludes on Aug. 31 so keep reading those books while you earn prizes.

On Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Baptist Church, located at 3932 Bell Road Road in Dillwyn, there will be a benefit chicken barbecue complete with sides, dessert and cold drinks for a donation. This benefit is being held for Angie Davis Danly. Angie is a cancer patient who is not able to work at this time due to her aggressive health issues.

Central Virginia Health Services and the Beulah M. Wiley Fitness Center host weekly health and fitness classes. Join them for Yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Kickboxing at 6 p.m. and Weight Watchers at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and Pump and Jump at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call (434) 581-3271, extension 10601.

SHERRI WISE is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. She can be reached at wise.buckingham@gmail.com.

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