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Remember those missing in action

This week, we celebrate Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor those who died defending our country. Years ago, Jan Reger reminded me to ... Read more

4 days ago by Larry Davies.

Latter-day Saints adjust services and missions due to COVID-19

I have been asked by many friends and neighbors how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is weathering the pandemic. As with many ... Read more

4 days ago by Brent Roberts.

We must continue to love and let God lead us

As the story goes, a man and his family weathered a catastrophic storm. It raged mercilessly and ravaged their whole existence. They held onto each ... Read more

4 days ago by Michael Kendall.

Out of the mouths of children

As we continue to confront the consequences of the coronavirus and deal with the effects, humor is more important than ever. The following collection is ... Read more

4 days ago by Julia Palmer.

Cedar Baptist has fun kits for children

Cedar Baptist Church located at 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn, will not be able to have Vacation Bible School like they had originally scheduled, but they ... Read more

5 days ago by Annie May Miles.

Determine what veggies to grow to save money

There are a few key elements to planning your garden with food preservation in mind. You can look for a balance of crops that you ... Read more

5 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Memorial Day weekend drive-in services planned

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a Memorial Day drive-in service ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Find the path toward a glorious day

On the farm, I take daily walks. One of my favorite walking paths winds down into the woods, down a valley with a small stream ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

When we gather, let it be with a renewed purpose

Memorial Day and Memorial Day weekend would seem to go hand in hand, yet they are two different events. Memorial Day is a day set ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Barry Vassar.

Learning to grow and preserve your own food

When searching for positivity during the current public health crisis, I’m grateful to look no further than my neighbors’ yards. Many home gardens have been ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Church and community events

Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be emailed to CommunityCalendar@FarmvilleHerald.com. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dream big, but act small

As a pastor, I encourage churches to dream big dreams toward making a difference in people’s lives. I also emphasize the importance of forming good ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

In marriage, some talking to each other must occur

One major problem in most marriages is the lack of communication. Couples must make time to talk, verbalizing their needs and dissatisfaction. We cannot fix ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Steve Conwell.

Happy anniversary to Wayne and Bonnie Williams

The 2020 annual Hudgins Family Reunion scheduled for Sunday, May 17, has been canceled this year due to COVID-19. Special happy anniversary wishes go out ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

How good is your team?

Years ago, before becoming a pastor, I was perilously close to being fired. My job as a manager began with such promise, moving the family ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

The joy of the Lord is our strength

During this season of uncertainty caused by this pandemic of COVID-19, I have had numerous conversations with many people centering around why God has allowed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

Stalking the hoary yellow puccoon

Sometimes a plant just shows up in an unexpected location. Sometimes you walk by that location over and over, but not at exactly the right ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Growing stronger in crisis

I have a confession. I have really struggled to write this article. A post on Facebook describes my dilemma. “My most useless purchase of 2019? ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

How will you come out of this time of quarantine?

Right now we are in the middle of, what feels like, if not is, a global quarantine. Countries around the world have lockdowns, and shelter-in-place ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Moxley.

Stained-glass thanksgiving

Bethel Grove Baptist Church on Green Bay Road in Rice became adorned for the first time in its history with stained-glass windows earlier this year. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Mother’s Day drive-in services planned

Hatcher Baptist Church of Cumberland will be hosting a special Mother’s Day drive-in parking lot service Sunday, May 10, at 11 a.m. Those planning to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Faithful in Christ

Recently a phrase jumped out at me from the scriptural page, “Faithful in Christ.” Paul addressed warm greetings to the saints in Ephesus who were ... Read more

1 month ago by Brent Roberts.

The challenge of adding fall color to the garden

As most of you who have seen my garden know, it’s all about spring and early summer. There are masses of hellebores that begin to ... Read more

1 month ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Unconditional love knows no bounds

Two friends, Bob and Allison Harbick live nearby. A few years ago, doctors began treating Allison for a brain tumor. Surgery and therapy were largely ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Finding enjoyment during this time of staying home

Everyone I know has felt the impact of non-essential business closures, stay-at-home edicts, and social distancing guidelines. For some, these rules have presented challenges, and ... Read more

1 month ago by Karen Bellenir.

Drive-in church services continue

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will not be hosting its regular monthly meeting on Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. due to the coronavirus. ... Read more

1 month ago by Annie May Miles.

Jesus lifts us up on rainy days, Mondays and every day

Years ago the late, great Karen Carpenter sang, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” As I sit and write this piece, it is ... Read more

1 month ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

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