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Stuffed animals delivered

South Boston News
The truck was overflowing when South Hill Rotary club memberRyan Bartholomew delivered the collection of stuffed animals collected by the club with assistance from Girl Scout Troop 3263. He delivered the toys last week to Gleaning For the Worlds Operation Teddy Bear near Appomattox last week. The club collected more than 800 stuffed animals.

South Hill Relay for Life date set

South Boston News
This South Hill Relay for Life will be held April 30 at South Hill Elementary School from noon-midnight. The event will feature games, food, music, fun and the walk. The theme will be One World, One Hope. The kick-off will be Jan 16 at 2 p.m. Make plans to join the committee or a team to help fight this deadly disease. The group meets the first Monday night of the month at Wilson’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. From left, Keenan Broome, Rhonda Newell, Kim Walker, Crystal Harris, Jennifer Hughes and Lisa Andrews. Not pictured, Lisa Clary.

PVHS Class of 1960 holds reunion

South Boston News
Members of the Park View High School Class of 1960 attending their 50th anniversary reunion include, from left, first row, Howard Moss, Lewis Wells, Randy Jones, Irv Phillips. Second row, Lucille Allgood Blalock, Dolores Crowder Harris, Mae Lawson Puetz, Betty Jane Cox Wells, Jeanette Poythress Tooley, Nancy Gilbert, Betsy Wall Walter, P. L. Baisey, Betty Tut Montgomery Polon Third row, Mary Lou Butts Faircloth, Margaret McAden Drummond, Bruce Clarke McGhee, Betty Parrott Wootten, Betty Lou Cobb Binford, Amelia Montague Poythress, Billy Kirkland, Betty Gay Crowder Jones, Mary Iva Cook Jones. Fourth row, Roy Edmonds, Eugene Allgood, James King, David Norket, David Lynch, Bob Russell, Rudy Conner, G. H. Thomas, Walt Bell, Robert Taylor Hendrick, Bill Tanner, Beverly Thompson Manter, Dayton Crowder, Robert Nelson Jones, Tommy Hardage, Charles Corum. At the Commencement Exercise in June 1960, Seventy-three high school seniors walked across the stage of the Park View High School auditorium to receive diplomas from their principal, Charles Henry Morgan. With the consolidation of schools in Mecklenburg County this class had the distinction of being the first class to graduate having completed five full years of high school education and with many additional opportunities provided in the school consolidation. Students in Eastern Mecklenburg County joined together from schools at Boydton, Buckhorn, LaCrosse, Palmer Springs and South Hill, made new friends and the new school was born. The memorable evening began with a fun-filed social period spent renewing acquaintances and reminiscing. Many fond memories of those years are very much alive and were shared and enjoyed at the reunion. A memorial service was held for thirteen deceased classmates. Following a very delicious buffet meal, the group was addressed by its Senior Class President. Surprised entertainment from members of the class called the "Dooley Gang" reenacted their singing ability recalling their performance at a PVHS talent show back in 1958. A video composed of old photos, memorabilia, and yearbooks played during the evening bringing back special memories. On display were scrapbooks, along with green and white athletic letter jackets brought by two classmates and even a majorette uniform to add more memories from those special high school days. Additional entertainment was provided by members of the well know "Embers" band along with other musicians with music from those golden days. (Lisa Clary photo)

PVHS Class of ‘70 returns home

In 1970, due to school integration, Park View High School graduated its first class of two great schools — Park View High and East End High, which joined together to create a new class of 163 students.

South Hill Lions celebrate 75th year of service to community

The South Hill Lions Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary at the Sept. 13 meeting with a special guest speaker and information about the club’s local and worldwide activities. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. There are 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs worldwide including South Hill. Lions are everywhere and have active men and women in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.

Gwaltneys celebrate 50 years of marriage

South Boston News
Lois and Howard Gwaltney

Price earns Eagle

South Boston News
From left, Alexander Price, Anne Oettinger Price and Dr. Russ Price.
Alexander Boyd Price, son of Dr. and Mrs. Russ Price and the grandson of Mrs. Frederic N. Oettinger Jr. and the late Lt. Col. Frederic N. Oettinger Jr. of Clarksville, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America Troop 77 in Atlanta. Less than 2 percent of all Boy Scouts become an Eagle Scout.

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