Lifestyles

Blue Knights help child with third annual bike ride

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

The third annual Evan Adams Memorial Benefit Ride kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Court Café and Pub in the town of Louisa at 9 a.m. to raise money to help a six-year-old boy with neurogenic bladder syndrome and kidney reflux. Leland Crickenberger went for a  routine visit to his doctor in October of 2012 and was diagnosed shortly afterward. He underwent three surgeries to track the progress

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  • Louisa student delves into Chinese language and culture

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    When faced with the dilemma of choosing a second language to learn, most students opt for the sultry syllables of Spanish or the romantic stylings offered with French. Louisa County High School sophomore Andrew Morris wasn’t impressed with those choices. Instead, he opted for Chinese. “It just seemed more interesting and a lot more fun,” Morris said. And while those same students likely spent their summers at the beach or

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  • Louisa World War II veteran shares his Army experiences

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Russell Anderson views his enlistment photo as he reminisces about his time in the U.S. Army during World War II.

    Ninety-five-year-old Russell Anderson of Louisa credits a double hernia caused by lifting a 100-pound bag of potatoes with saving his life. Anderson served in the United States Army during World War II feeding the troops, first as a cook and later as an accomplished baker. Before his scheduled surgery to repair the hernias,  Anderson’s entire company was sent to the Battle of the Bulge, where he said three-quarters of his

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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

The National Parent Teacher Association has bestowed its coveted School of Excellence award on Moss-Nuckols Elementary School including Greg Strickland, chairman of Louisa County School Board and MNES PTA members Toni Seay, tresaurer; Kelly Garrett, president, Cara Bennett, secretary; and Tonya Jackson, vice president.

Moss-Nuckols, a school of excellence

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

Louisa County High School was recently ranked in the top 25 percent of high schools in the country. Now Moss-Nuckols Elementary School has joined some exclusive company of its own. The National Parent Teacher Association has bestowed its coveted School of Excellence award on MNES. The award recognizes not the local PTA, but the school and its community for fulfilling the ideals of strong home and school connections. MNES was

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  • Mentoring program welcomes Louisa freshmen

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Louisa County High School mentors spent the day showing the campus layout to incoming freshmen. Below: LCHS mentors discussed aspects of life on campus, such as schedules and traditions.

    Freshman year is a hard time for any student.  Students have to make new friends, take more challenging subjects, and often get less sleep. At Louisa County High School, the Kick-Off Mentor (KOM) program makes the transition a bit easier. This program helps freshmen adjust to high school. Each student is given a mentor who shows them the ropes and who is there as a resource if they need any

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  • Pippin named board chair

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Ava Pippin has been elected chair of the Piedmont Virginia Community College Board. She is the first Louisa County resident to be selected as the PVCC Board chair in the college’s history. Pippin was appointed to the PVCC Board in 2008 by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, served as vice-chair from 2013-2014 and now succeeds Laila Bare as the board’s leader. Sean J. Moynihan, representative to the PVCC Board

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Religion

Church calendar Sept. 18 publication

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:07 am

Saturday, Sept. 20 Edgewood Christian Church will hold a gospel sing featuring Bob Stone and The Virginia Gospel Singers and Justified at 4 p.m. The church is located at 9868 Kentucky Springs Rd., Mineral.   Huntington Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene will hold Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m.  featuring “God’s Not Dead!”  Admission is free and popcorn and drinks will be available.  The church is located at 147

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  • Church calendar Sept. 4 publication

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Saturday, Sept. 6 Evergreen Bible Way Church will host a special service for Robert “Jack” Ellis Jr. at 2 p.m. led by Elder Steven Mason. Due to Jack’s recent illness, he’s been unable  to work and the service is a way for people to show their love and support. For those unable to attend, financial support may be sent to Daphne Morris, 67 Braxton Rd., Louisa, VA 23093. Make checks

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  • Church calendar Aug. 28 publication

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Saturday, Aug. 30 St. Thomas Baptist Church will celebrate Smith/Trice Family day at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gloria Trice Coles delivering the message, followed by a cookout. All Trice descendants are asked to wear pink and all Smith descendants are asked to wear blue. Dress is casual. Descendants of Mack McClendon Trice, Fay Belle Brown Trice, Jessie Porter Smith and Nanny Cosby Smith are asked to contact Evelyn Nelson

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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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