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‘I’m a lucky, lucky person’

James Wooten Jr., 76, walks with a limp and has fought diabetes after returning from two years of duty in Vietnam in 1967, but he ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

Respect, discipline, comradery

Major Sergeant John Sedgwick, 78, of Buckingham, originally grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. Born in 1942, Sedgwick grew up during the time of the draft. ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Virgil Chick was just doing his duty

Virgil Chick doesn’t think of himself as a military hero. “I don’t have any hero stories for you,” the 76-year-old Chick said near the end ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

From cook to general, Fore does it all

Being a brigadier general in the National Guard would be enough of an accomplishment for most, but for Farmville’s William G. “Buckie” Fore Jr., the ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

‘This is what I want to do’

Sergeant Josh Jones, age 37, of Buckingham, was originally taken on a tour of Fork Union Military Academy as a “scare tactic” by his parents. ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Give up your way, take up a cross and follow Jesus

I read about a helicopter ride for pastors and church leaders. The concept is to fly over the community and gain a new perspective while ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Praise the Lord who provides refuge from storms

This past week, much of central Virginia was without power, heat and water. We were forced to persevere through cold, dark nights. This nightmare was ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Seven pallets of peanut butter donated

To honor March as National Peanut Month, the Virginia Peanut Board and Virginia Peanut Growers Association are again teaming with Peanut Proud to contribute peanut ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Reflecting on a year of isolation

When the words “coronavirus” and “COVID” first began appearing in every day vocabulary, my husband and I were visiting relatives on a beach in Florida. ... Read more

1 month ago by Karen Bellenir.

In search of the southern grape fern

I’ve always been fascinated by ferns. They’re old. So old that ancestors of modern ferns were here long before the dinosaurs. Ferns just seem to ... Read more

1 month ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Football makes unseasonable debut

After a 15-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, high school football returned to the Farmville area Friday night, Feb. 26, under some of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

Church and community events

each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be emailed to CommunityCalendar@FarmvilleHerald.com. MARCH 8 BUCKINGHAM BOARD OF ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

AKA Sorority completes community projects

Members of the Kappa Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority delivered Christmas gifts and dinner to the residents of the Corporation of Quality ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Happy birthday wishes sent out

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will have its regular monthly virtual meeting Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m. Participants may join by phone. Contact ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Who is guarding our city?

Farmville is a special place. It’s the home of our church fellowship, a place with friends, a place to shop and dine, but our town, ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Hamlin weathered adversity to build a life

Robert “Bob” Hamlin faced significant adversity early in his life — times when options were closed off to him and pathways were dictated to him. ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

Grain farmers urged to watch for rapid price changes

Last year’s enormous agricultural commodity price drops due to the COVID-19 pandemic were a “black swan” event, Dr. David Kohl, Virginia Tech professor emeritus of ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Money is available for food and shelter programs

Cumberland County has been chosen to receive $6,522 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. A local board has been charged with ... 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.

Lessons learned on snowy days

The snow and ice from the previous weeks have made many churches “self-quarantine” due to the weather. The church I serve has a radio ministry ... Read more

1 month ago by John Moxley.

Where else do we go but to Jesus?

In John 6:53, Jesus says something which jars his followers. He says, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and ... Read more

1 month ago by Dale Brown.

Send a birthday card to Ella Mae

Ella Mae Rutherford located at 981 Trents Mill Road, in Dillwyn, VA 23936, will be turning 100 years young Tuesday, March 9. She is a ... Read more

1 month ago by Annie May Miles.

Make your own Longwood Rotunda

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is offering a take-home art activity sure to delight model building and architectural enthusiasts of all ages. Longwood ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

If we could do things over, what we would do differently?

If you had it to over, what would you do? This question was asked in a survey of older people. Of the many answers given, ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Gough: A wartime commander

William “Buck” Gough Jr. joined the U.S. Army in 1984 and served into the early ’90s, including during the first Gulf War. While Gough did ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Young: Ever ready to serve

Justine Young leads an exciting, unpredictable life that many would find nearly impossible to manage, but she makes it work and has willingly embraced it ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Tuition aid leads to military career

A  consensus among friends, some encouragement from a recruiter and a desire to help his parents pay for his college tuition led Jeff Scales to ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

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