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Reminders of a bygone era

South Boston News
A reminder of Mecklenburg County’s tobacco heritage was donated to the Tobacco Life Museum in South Hill last week by Dennis Evans (left) of Boydton. A lifelong resident of Mecklenburg, Evans found an old purse belonging to his grandmother Laura Evans that contained tobacco sales receipts from various local warehouses dating back to the World War II era, from the late 1930s and early 1940s. Evans also found bank receipts, draft classification cards and other dated items recalling a different time and way of life. Instead of just tossing out the contents of the purse, Evans’ family decided to see if the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in South Hill would like to have these pieces of history. Max Crowder (right), museum curator, will go through the memorabilia and display the best items at the Museum. Special items of interest are a WW II stamp ration book and sales receipts from Banner Warehouse listing the prices of tobacco. The donation is made in the memory of Evans’ father, James “Puddin” Evans, by Dennis and family members Christine Evans, David Evans and Bunny Shepherd. A card will be placed on the display to recognize the donation. (Lisa Clary photo)

Clarksville adopts 2011 budget

In spite of declines in sales tax, business license, and rental income, Clarksville will balance its budget for FY 2011 with no tax rate increases.

Landfill authority issues new statement

The Southside Regional Public Service Authority issued a statement this week in response to claims made by Shearin Construction regarding pending litigation between the two parties. The service authority, which operates the regional landfill outside of Boydton, has sued Shearin alleging fraud for its work during the early phases of construction of the new fill. Shearin has countersued, claiming that the authority’s action against it is baseless.

Clarksville Fourth of July parade shaping up

South Boston News
Shriner Nobles Bill Nunn, left, and Reggie Young practice precision routines in their Shriner carts in preparation for their participation in the Fourth of July Parade on Saturday, July 3, in Clarksville. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and will end in the Wachovia Bank parking lot where the Ruritan Club will provide free hot dogs and soft drinks.
Organizers continue to receive event entries for what promises to be a patriotic and enjoyable Fourth of July Parade to be held in Clarksville on Saturday, July 3, at 11 a.m. The event’s lineup, led by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, will include decorated bicycles, floats, antique cars, trucks and tractors, decorated golf carts, fire trucks, bands, Color Guards, and Shriners Motor Corps miniature cars. Parade goers will have the opportunity to honor the area’s veterans and those currently serving in our armed forces, who will be riding on decorated pontoon boats. Provisions will be made for disabled veterans who wish to ride.

Mecklenburg Electric holds annual meeting

South Boston News
Graham Bryant, a 2010 graduate of Halifax County High School, is the youngest person to be selected to address the Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative membership as guest speaker at the Annual Meeting June 16 in Chase City.
Over 500 members and family members who receive electricity from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) met at the Cooperative Pavilion in Chase City on June 16 for the Annual Meeting of the Membership. Chairman of the Board Bobby Conner welcomed MEC members and special guests to the event.

Curtain rises Thursday on sunny nautical romp ‘Dames at Sea’ at Prizery

South Boston News
The brassy, sassy gals of “Dames at Sea” will amuse with their quick wit and stun with their beautiful singing voices. They are, from left: Jesse Graham playing the stage diva Mona; Hannah Seymour playing the small-town girl with big dreams; and Elizabeth Telford as the wise-aleck chorus extra. The family-friendly “Dames” opens this Thursday night for 10 shows – including matinees. Two more musicals will follow, through August 7. For tickets, call (434) 572-8339 or visit HYPERLINK "" (Photo by Dianna Allen Portrait Design)

Mecklenburg County school finance chief named

Dr. John R. Keeler, principal of Colonial Heights High School, on July 1 will join the Mecklenburg County School Division as finance director.

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