Lifestyles

Donna Isom has been with the Louisa Resource Council for nine years and is looking forward to new endeavors. Lloyd Runnett will replace her on May 1. Submitted

Resource Council executive director retires

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

Donna Isom, executive director of the Louisa County Resource Council, has announced her retirement effective May 1. Those who know Isom find it hard to imagine her “in retirement” as she has been a dynamo of energy overseeing the Resource Council’s day-to-day operations and programs for nine years. Under her watch, the agency has expanded its physical plant, added walk-in refrigeration units, and developed new programs to better serve those

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  • Louisa’s coach’s cancer fight continues

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa Lions football coach Mark Fischer led the team to a 7-4 record in 2014, their best season in four years. Despite a lengthy battle ahead, Fischer maintains his goal is to return to the team for the 2015 season.

    Louisa County High School football head coach Mark Fischer flew to Arkansas on Sunday, April 5, the latest step in his continued fight with cancer. Fischer, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma on July 1, is set to receive a stem cell transplant on April 13 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Located in Little Rock, UAMS has received recognition as one of the world’s leaders in

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  • Holly Grove Rescue delivers baby and mom to hospital

    Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Cecelia Noel shares a hospital bed with her daughters Kay-Leigh Ray Boswell and newborn Natilee Grace Boswell after delivering enroute to the hospital.

    At around 7 p.m. on March 24, Cecelia Noel had a contraction. Noel’s baby was a day late and had decided she had spent enough time in the womb. Noel’s contractions were half an hour apart when they began, but by 9 p.m. they were coming every four minutes. At 10 p.m., contractions were less than 2 minutes apart. Alarmed, her family called 911 to report that Noel was in

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Travel

Town police chief resigns

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

Town of Louisa Police Chief Jessie L. Shupe resigned his position with the department on Thursday, June 12. Shupe will serve as police chief for the Charlottesville/Albemarle County Airport Authority police department and will begin his new position on June 30. Shupe, a former Virginia State Police Trooper, became chief of the Town of Louisa police department on August 10, 2012. During his tenure in Louisa, Shupe brought overall continuity

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  • Gang suspected in Quick case, Louisa robbery cases connected

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    Gun fire, flash bangs, armed robberies, murder and abduction. These are activities expected in a big city, not in a rural area like Louisa County. Violent street gangs are here in the county. According to law enforcement, gangs are like a cancer that will continue to grow if communities are not proactive. Neighbors in the Cutler Avenue area of the town of Louisa have told of their experience of being

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Education

Mineral Baptist Church currently offers a pre-school program and has now expanded to include kindergarten. The hope is that the school will eventually expand through 12th grade.

Mineral Baptist Church to open Christian school

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

The congregation at Mineral Baptist Church is taking a leap of faith as its members prepare to open a Christian school, beginning with kindergarten this year. “We are hoping the program becomes a K-12 eventually,” said Kelly Taylor, who is a member of the school study committee and is serving as one of the interim school board members.  “We decided to begin with kindergarten to capitalize on the students currently

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  • Longer hours ahead for Louisa County students

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Louisa students have enjoyed nine fewer school days in the past few weeks and five two-hour delays as wintery weather has made its mark on the county. But there is a price to pay for all of that sleeping in and extra fun in the snow. Those hours will have to be made up—but in small increments. School officials sent letters home to parents on Tuesday, March 3 outlining the

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  • Education Foundation to offer scholarships to Louisa’s Class of 2015

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa Education Foundation recently announced that scholarship funds totaling $10,000 are available this year to be awarded to members of Louisa County High School’s Class of 2015.   This includes $5,000 in LEF scholarships, the $500 Cutright Track Scholarship, the $500 Michelle Jividen Memorial Scholarship and BIO-CAT’s  Huffman Memorial Scholarship Award of $5,000.  All available scholarships have been made possible by either private donations, or from proceeds of LEF fundraising

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Religion

Church calendar April 16 publication

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

Saturday, April 18 Philippi Christian Church will hold its Sunday school program “Every Praise” at 3 p.m. The church is located at located at 7133 Jefferson Highway, Mineral.   Zion Travelers Baptist Church Women’s Ministry will host its annual spring prayer breakfast from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. with praise and worship following. For more information, contact Donna Bates at (540) 967-4896. The church is located at 3662 Roundabout Road, Louisa.

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  • Church calendar April 9 publication

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Saturday, April 11 Temple of Deliverance, HCG will hold a prayer breakfast, “Pray Without Ceasing, Prayer Changes Things” at 9 a.m. The church is located at 5756 Zachary Taylor Highway, Mineral. For more information, call (540) 854-6217, or wwoolfolks@aol.com.   Sunday, April 12 Philippi Christian Church will hold its annual Men’s Day program at 3 p.m. The church is located at 7133 Jefferson Highway, Mineral.   Temple of Deliverance, HCG

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  • Church calendar April 2 publication

    Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Maundy Thursday, April 2 West Louisa Charge United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m., at Lasley UMC. Lasley is located at 393 Lasley Lane, Louisa.   Louisa Baptist Church will present the Easter drama, “LIVE@CALVARY” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3.  The church is located at 305 E. Main St., Louisa.   Macedonia United Methodist Church will hold a living last supper reenactment at 7 p.m. The church

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Health

Medicare informational session

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:17 am

Turning 65 or have questions about Medicare? A Medicare 101 Educational Event will be held Monday, April 7 providing information on the Parts and choices of Medicare with a question and answer session. This event is not a sales presentation and is only for educational purposes and no plan specific benefits or details will be shared. The event will be held in the Louisa County Library Conference Room from 5:30

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  • Get the facts about dental health and pregnancy

    Posted on July 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Many moms-to-be receive advice from well-meaning friends and relatives. Yet there seem to be myths about taking care of teeth and gums — if dental health is even mentioned at all. While pregnancy comes with many responsibilities, oral hygiene should be a top priority to ensure both mother and child are set up for healthy habits that will last a lifetime. What to Expect Hormonal changes can lead to an

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  • Good health habits for men

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:19 am

    This year, millions of New Year’s resolutions will be made – and then broken soon after. But there is one resolution that all men should keep: to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in six men, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In addition, heart disease killed 26 percent of the men who died in 2006. And half of the

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