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Civil Rights Leader Ruby Sales to speak

Ruby Sales

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Civil rights leader Ruby Sales will visit Charlottesville at the end of November to participate in a public conversation on social justice and spirituality hosted by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH).

The event, “Every One of Us: A Conversation with Ruby Sales on Race, Spirituality, and Public Life,” will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St. NW in Charlottesville.  Continue reading Civil Rights Leader Ruby Sales to speak

Pine Valley Golf Associations’ Annual Awards Banquet

Daryl Manns

The Pine Valley Golf Association held its Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 10 with League Chair Nicky Wright and Vice President Freddie Delbridge President. J.C. Taylor was the presiding official.

The over all first place champion for 2017 for the Pine Valley league was Daryl Manns and Chuck Blevins. Second Place was awared to Maurice and Grace Coffey. Continue reading Pine Valley Golf Associations’ Annual Awards Banquet

Canned goods collection initiative a great success!

Halesford and Epworth UMC members learn the technique of making cotton candy.

Rev. Kelvin Edwards, Sr., senior pastor of the Washington Cooperative Parish, was given a vision to collect 500 cases of canned string beans, corn and peas for area food banks by holding a concert.

By assisting his mother at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. food bank for over 20 years, Rev. Edwards has seen the need for such services. Halesford United Methodist Church (UMC) has been working with Rev. Edwards for 5 years with the string bean, corn and Peas Concert. Continue reading Canned goods collection initiative a great success!

Approaching the nations most important holiday

Again we arrive at our nation’s most important holiday as it applies to all nationalities, and religious creeds–or even those with none.

Thanksgiving is a period in time to remind all of the innumerable blessings we take for granted day by day, year after year. Ironically, the less people had in past eras, the more appreciative they were–of family, neighbors, friends and associates as well as of their crude possessions, compared to today’s high technology, inventions and ultra-conveniences. Likewise, the freer we become from the physical chains of human bondage, the more enslaved we become by our new masters of ego, selfishness, greed, envy, covertness, and other various self-destructing attitudes and habits. Continue reading Approaching the nations most important holiday

“This” Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2017: I am a veteran – retired and proud of my service to my country.

Twice in my life — at 17, when I enlisted in the United States Air Force, along with Charles Hale, and Jimmy Downs; and a few years later when I became an officer — I raised my right hand swore before God, the United States Flag and the Air Force Flag that I would defend my country from ALL enemies, Foreign and Domestic. I meant it each time despite my being a direct descendant of America’s Slave Class. If I have been relieved of this responsibility, I failed to get the memo. Continue reading “This” Veteran’s Day