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Landfill Alert meets this Sunday

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee, a non-profit organization will host its monthly meeting virtually Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. Participants may join by ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Christ often took chances on the longshot

I don’t believe Christ was a gambler, but I do know He often bet on the longshots. Granted, serving God as His Son and our ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Barry Vassar.

‘American Pickers’ to return to Virginia

The History Channel series “American Pickers” plans to return to Virginia to film episodes of the television series throughout the area in April. The show ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Church and community event

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

‘Not for sale’

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10) An ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Susie Thomas.

A side of art beside the river

Many people dining at Riverside Cafe on North Main Street in Farmville are treated to more than just a meal when they sit down to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Registration open for spring rec sports

The Cumberland County Recreation Department is accepting registrations for spring baseball, softball and T-ball. Registration forms can be located at www.cumberlandrec.weebly.com. Ages for participation are ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

There are plenty of workout alternatives outside the gym

Maintaining physical activity and good health during the pandemic will not only help with weight management but also supports a healthy immune system and improves ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Peace prevails in the midst of disaster

When my submarine was at sea we ran drills. We practiced what we would do if someone fell overboard, we had a fire or water ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Books can provide a break from reality

A couple Christmases ago, my husband gave me a coffee mug that declares, “A book a day keeps reality away.” Are you ready to join ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Karen Bellenir.

Two Cumberland residents turn 98 Tuesday

“You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you can do while you are down there.” — ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Hope gives us perseverance for difficult times

The word hope means “eager expectation.” Are you eagerly expecting something in the near future? How about on behalf of Farmville, or our nation? Someone ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Aprons and the rice pastor

Wearing an apron is a practical symbol of service. Jesus wrapped a towel around him similar to an apron to wash the disciples’ feet. If ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Inspiring young chefs

Area kids are getting the chance to expand their culinary skills thanks to the virtual Neighborhood Chefs cooking series. According to 4-H Youth Development Associate ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

ACA marketplace to reopen

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday, Jan. 29, to reopen the Affordable Care Act’s federal health insurance marketplace for an additional three months, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Farmers ask for faster broadband expansion

Increased government funding and infrastructure improvements have facilitated recent expansions of broadband services in rural America, though industry experts assert additional advancements are required. In ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Reference guide of poisonous plants available

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time outdoors. The pandemic has also sparked an increased interest in foraging for wild foods. This ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Thanks to WFLO for giving local churches a voice

Radio is a powerful medium for communication. In the U.S. alone there are more than 550 million radios in use including more than 170 million ... Read more

1 month ago by John Moxley.

We need a desire to follow and a trust in God’s path

“My Lord God I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Greenwood Library launches reading challenge

Longwood University’s Greenwood Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries to participate in “Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries,” an ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Crew member, leader positions are available

Virginia State Parks is seeking qualified candidates to fill Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer residential service opportunities across the state. Two three-week programs will be ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Hopes for a speedy recovery sent

A very special wish for a speedy recovery is sent out this week to Cheyenne Marion Gentry of Cumberland who underwent major surgery in Richmond ... Read more

1 month ago by Annie May Miles.

Farm food box program extended

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced another $1.5 billion to purchase food for a fifth round of the Farmers to Families Food Box program, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Master Gardener training offered

The Charlotte County Extension Office will offer a 2021 computer-based, self-paced, Independent Master Gardener study beginning March 11 with orientation and concluding Sept. 9 with ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Paintings exhibited at Riverside Cafe

Central Virginia Arts continues to exhibit art at the Riverside Café in Farmville. The current exhibition opening is a show by two members—Dean Lord and ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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