Lifestyles

A doublewide home on Cooke Place in Mineral was destroyed by fire on Thursday, April 3 during the early morning hours.

Fire displaces couple, Red Cross to the rescue

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

A Mineral man escaped injury after his double-wide mobile home on Cooke Place went up in flames in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 3. Walter Sprouse said he had fallen asleep in front of the television that evening. In the early morning hours he was awaked by the frantic barking of his five Chihuahua’s and he saw flames coming out of the bedroom. Grabbing all the dogs, Sprouse

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  • ‘Art of the Patterns’ adorn Louisa Middle School

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Mia Burton, a kindergartner who attends Jouett Elementary School, got an up close look at some  art made by classmates and herself.

    Amidst hanging ornaments, musical performances and art-adorned walls, Louisa locals were presented a smorgasbord of student-generated masterpieces during the annual Louisa County Public School Arts Festival on Saturday, April 5. Now in it’s 27th year, the festival has become one of the most anticipated school-run events in the county. Thousands of proud parents, grandparents and friends were in attendance to get an up-close look at a variety of aesthetic works

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  • Unique play to bring Gospel of Mark to life

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Audience members will surround the action during “The Mark Drama,” where 15 performers will take guests through the entire gospel of Mark.

    A revolutionary Christian drama that has gained widespread attention across Europe is set to bring its act to America, with local churches ready to organize and host the play this June. The play, called “The Mark Drama,” takes viewers into the life of Jesus as told in the book of Mark.  Londoner Andrew Page created the drama ten years ago, molding his approach and the actor’s styles after the methods

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Education

Sara Butler, of Engineering for Kids of Central Virginia, sets out a variety of parts for students to use when making robotic arms.

Elementary students engineer working robots

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

What happens when learning has no rules or boundaries, no right or wrong answers—and students, left to their own devices to collaboratively solve problems, realize that the correct answer can be anything they want it to be? Fourteen students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School were recently able to do just that when they were challenged to use their imaginations and math skills to engineer robots that could throw objects. They

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  • ‘Art of the Patterns’ adorn Louisa Middle School

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Mia Burton, a kindergartner who attends Jouett Elementary School, got an up close look at some  art made by classmates and herself.

    Amidst hanging ornaments, musical performances and art-adorned walls, Louisa locals were presented a smorgasbord of student-generated masterpieces during the annual Louisa County Public School Arts Festival on Saturday, April 5. Now in it’s 27th year, the festival has become one of the most anticipated school-run events in the county. Thousands of proud parents, grandparents and friends were in attendance to get an up-close look at a variety of aesthetic works

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  • Louisa students rewarded at judging competition

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Louisa High School and Louisa Middle School FFA and 4-H members participated in the EquiSmartz State 4-H Educational Contest in Lexington on March 21 and 22. Louisa High School students Chelsea Bickley, Amber Brookman and Kristin Seay, as well as, Louisa Middle School students Laura Turner, Sarah Seay and Loren Smith competed as 4-H members in the Hippology contest on Friday. This four phase contest consists of an examination phase

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Religion

A performance by The Young Bullrushes, Gilboa Christian Church’s youth harmonica group, will be one of various musical performances given during Country Church Day.

Country Church Day has been a community mainstay for 100 years in Cuckoo

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

A century ago, Dr. William Forrest – then pastor of Gilboa Christian Church – conceived the idea of holding an annual springtime festival for his congregation; one that would commemorate the integral role that the church had played in the nation, community and life of locals. While Forrest and members of the inaugural celebration may be long gone, the sense of pride, tradition and respect they helped forge lives on.

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  • Church calendar April 17 publication

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Thursday, April 17 Kirk O’Cliff Presbyterian Church will observe a quiet service of holy communion at 7 p.m. followed by breakfast. The service will move through four traditional scriptures beginning with the Passover and culminating with the gathering of the disciples at the Last Supper which points toward the tragic events of Good Friday. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. The church is located

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  • Church calendar April 10 publication

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Saturday, April 12 Cancelled: New Anna Baptist Church will hold its annual prayer breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Evangelist Becky Jackson of New Line Baptist Church will deliver the message. The church is located at 11639 Cross County Rd., Mineral. For more information, contact the Rev. Beulah Minor at (540) 223-8055 or (540) 223-2088.   Mt. Garland Baptist Church will host the ordination service for the Rev. Dwain R. Cosby, pastor

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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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