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Betty Ramsey

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OPINION — Protecting our children

Colorful blue pinwheel gardens are springing up in our area, the state and even across the nation, and you may be asking yourself, “What’s it ... Read more

3 days ago by Betty Ramsey.

COLUMN — Blessings and opportunities abound

This holiday season for most, if not all of us, looks different this year. I am mindful that along with challenges come blessings and opportunities. ... Read more

5 months ago by Betty Ramsey.

A message to our readers

The Farmville Herald staff has been working hard in recent days to ensure we remain — both in print and online — a trusted source ... Read more

1 year ago by Betty Ramsey.

Making dreams come true

Aug. 17 saw the official dedication and opening of Lions Park on the west end of Farmville. The project was made possible through the hard ... Read more

2 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

A loud and clear message

While the cliché “It takes a village to raise a child” may be over used its importance is not lost. This past weekend was Virginia’s ... Read more

2 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Internet safety

The internet has forever changed the way we live our lives. In the palm of my hand, using just a smartphone, I can send an ... Read more

2 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

An Independence Day to remember

At the mention of Fourth of July I begin to anticipate barbecue, fresh corn, the gathering of family and friends and of course fireworks. It ... Read more

2 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Protecting our children

Colorful pinwheel gardens are springing up in our area, the state and even the across the nation, and you may be asking yourself what’s it ... Read more

2 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Choosing to believe

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the editor of New York’s The Sun asking for help in answering one of childhood’s most lingering questions. Francis Pharcellus ... Read more

2 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

An ideal educational tool

Many of today’s classrooms are filled with all types of emerging technologies, which educators use to enhance their students’ educational experiences. However, area newspapers have ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Make it a Fourth of July to remember

At the mention of Fourth of July I begin to anticipate barbecue, fresh corn, the gathering of family and friends, and of course fireworks. It ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Let there be ducks

It was a first for downtown Farmville, thousands of bright yellow rubber ducks bobbing and “racing” down the Appomattox river at The United Way of ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

A reminder that freedom isn’t free

Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday in May, is often referred to as the unofficial start of summer. However, it is so much more ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

A job well done

Sunday the Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) drama team presented “B. Rose! The Musical” at the inaugural Barbara Rose Johns Day Celebration at the ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

A visit with Uncle Sam

It’s quickly approaching April 15 and with it comes my annual visit with my least favorite uncle, Sam. I wish I could say this was ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Don’t become a statistic

February is National Heart Health Month, and according to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Giving credit where credit is due

As is often the case on the opinion page, we like to take the opportunity in our columns to commend those in the community who ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Choosing to believe

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the editor of New York’s The Sun asking for help in answering one of childhood’s most lingering questions. Francis Pharcellus ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Holiday good reads

The sweet sights and sounds of Christmas are a reminder and an opportunity for us to put political differences aside and come together in peace. ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Let the holiday festivities begin

Calling all chefs, cooks, and lovers of good food. Do you or a family member make cornbread that is ‘to die for,’ have a crab ... Read more

3 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Shades of pink

October, in our area, is known for beautiful colors, warm shades of red, bright and vibrant yellows, brilliant oranges and also a soft, warm pink.  ... Read more

4 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

It’s time for the fair

It may still be hot outside and feel like summer, but, as of last Friday, it’s officially fall and the season for festivals and fairs.  ... Read more

4 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

She commends initiative

As evidenced in Friday’s edition of The Herald, (“Teachers donate to local causes),” each Friday at Prince Edward County High School teachers may donate $1 ... Read more

4 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Tips on beating the heat

I t’s been hot — and I mean really hot outside. The temperature gauge in my car recently read 102 degrees Fahrenheit. I had to ... Read more

4 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

‘Unique opportunities’

Two firsts, of which I hope there are many more, for the High Bridge Trail took place recently. The longest pedestrian bridge in Virginia, High ... Read more

4 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

‘Putting his feet to the pedals’

Just hearing the word cancer in relation to a loved one strikes fear into our hearts, but especially so when it relates to a child. ... Read more

4 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

Giving thanks for mom

Mother’s Day is a holiday we celebrate and give thanks to the woman/women in our lives who have, in many circumstances, had more to do ... Read more

4 years ago by Betty Ramsey.

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