Lifestyles

Water needed for a village

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:35 am

Help is needed in a small village of Ammasoman,Ghana, West Africa. The village needs a well that will provide clean water to its residents and eliminate the  two-mile walk that must be taken each time a family need to replenish its water supply. The Rev. Dr. Ray McKenzie and Minister Annie Holland have traveled to Ghana and have witnessed first-hand the needs of the family of Iyan, Hailee and Raylene

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  • Smiles and waves for a greater cause

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The Miss Louisa County Agricultural Fair 2014 beauty pageant was held Saturday, July 12 at the Louisa Arts Center. This year’s winners are Hannah Fletcher, Teen Miss; Olivia Riordan, Miss; Grace Rose, Young Miss; Cassie Duerson, Little Miss; Madison Gholson, Small Miss; and Kylie Loudin, Tiny Miss. The Louisa County Agricultural Fair will be held Aug. 1 and 2 at the Louisa County Fairgrounds.  The fair queens will be on hand to assist with various activities throughout the course of the event. Riordan will advance to compete in the Miss Virginia Association of Fairs Pageant in January at The Homestead in Hot Springs.

    Since stepping onstage at the age of three to participate in her very first pageant, Olivia Riordan enjoyed the experience so much that she dreamed of one day becoming Miss Louisa Ag Fair. This was her year. “It feels great,” Riordan said. While it’s not the biggest pageant she’s ever participated in, the Louisa Ag Fair pageant is the one the 16-year-old said she has always aspired to win. Through

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  • Mineral Bluegrass Festival icons honored for service

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Jimmie Dodd (front, center) thanks the Mineral Volunteer Fire Department for its work on behalf of the Mineral Bluegrass Festival.  The department honored Dodd and his wife, Shirley, for 30 years of service.

    The Mineral Volunteer Fire Department wrapped up its final year of involvement with the Mineral Bluegrass Festival this weekend by honoring long-time supporters of the organization, Jimmie and Shirley Dodd of Mineral. The Dodds’ association with the bluegrass festival spans over three decades, until health issues forced the couple to step back last year. The fire department had planned to honor the couple at last year’s event, but the couple

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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

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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  • Louisa schools are about to open for new school year

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County Public Schools students will return to class on Wednesday, August 13.  Open houses, which give families a chance to connect with their child’s teachers, will be held at all schools in the days before. On Friday, August 8, Louisa County Middle School and Louisa County High School will conduct Open House from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. On Monday, August 11, elementary schools will conduct their Open Houses

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  • Focused on their game

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Eight-year-old Bryce Snyder enjoys playing Asteroid Invasion, a game that he created in one week during an Engineering for Kids camp at the Louisa Arts Center.

    Nine-year-old Lucas Hufner delivered a challenge to his 13 peers at the Louisa Arts Center on Friday. “None of you can beat my game!” he boasted, looking over his laptop screen. And as the challengers pass by one by one, Hufner is proven correct. His smile beams across the room. The reason for Hufner’s elated sense of pride lies in the fact that the game is indeed his own, the

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Religion

Church calendar July 31 publication

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:52 am

Saturday, Aug. 2 Dogwood Baptist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School “Blast Off” on a mission of God’s love from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This will be a fun day of learning to love others, crafting, singing, playing and just having fun. Lunch will be provided. The  church is located at 5677 New Line Rd., Gum Spring. Classes are scheduled  for children age 3 to 15.   Sunday,

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  • Water needed for a village

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Help is needed in a small village of Ammasoman,Ghana, West Africa. The village needs a well that will provide clean water to its residents and eliminate the  two-mile walk that must be taken each time a family need to replenish its water supply. The Rev. Dr. Ray McKenzie and Minister Annie Holland have traveled to Ghana and have witnessed first-hand the needs of the family of Iyan, Hailee and Raylene

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  • Mineral ministry with bows and Bibles

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Just more than two years ago, Mineral Baptist Church member Jeremy Debaets was asked by church leadership to mix his two passions – archery and his faith – and turn them into a ministry. Two years later, that vision has turned into a reality. This past Saturday, nearly 300 people poured into the MBC community center for the church’s first Sportsmen of God event, which resembled the combination of a

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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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