Friday, May 15: Civil War Series, “Ghosts of the Civil War,” 8:00-9:00 p.m. The Civil War was a period with a lot of death and tragic tales. Those tales live on, and perhaps the spirits do too! Join us Friday night for a little bit of history and a lot of fun story telling. We’ll be telling ghost stories on a Civil War battlefield. (Meet at the Clover Center.)
Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University has scheduled a workshop to teach farmers how to how to create attractive farmer’s market and roadside stand displays as a way to increase profits; and how to diversify market sales through Community Supported Agriculture.
Parsons Bruce Art Association held their annual Spring Members’ Dinner on Thursday, May 7 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Allen Fuller. Outgoing board members Barbara Royster and Cheryle Ferguson were recognized for their contributions during the past seven years. Mrs. Royster served as secretary for the past seven years, Ferguson coordinated decorating for the Art Gala for several shows as well as serving as historian for four years. New board members Sylvia Bohanon and Pat Burgess were welcomed to the board.
The Lewis Metal Works team capitalized on a strong group effort to win the 15th annual Jeff Nelson Memorial golf tournament at Greens Folly Golf Course Friday.
The tournament was presented by the South Boston Jaycees.
Worship service at Scottsburg UMC opened with the prelude “The Church In the Wildwood” played by Lee Snead. Call to worship was “I Will Serve Thee” by the choir. Pastor Bonnie Pizzeck had welcome remarks, announcements, prayer and led the responsive reading from Psalm 23. Hymn of praise was “His Name Is Wonderful.” Pastor Bonnie read Psalm 30: 4-5. Special music was a solo by Lee Snead “Who Am I?” Pastor Bonnie had joys and concerns, pastoral prayer and the Lord’s prayer. Call to prayer was “Open Our Eyes Lord” by the choir. Offertory hymn was “Do You Know My Jesus?” Ushers were Tim and Eric Snead. Choir anthem was “In Times Like These.” Hymn of preparation was “The Gift of Love” followed by the Apostles Creed. Scripture reading was Psalm 26: 16-17 and Pastor Bonnie’s message “Hope, Faith and Love.” Sacrament of Holy Communion was observed. Hymn was “Homesick.” Mike Ligon and Phyllis Ligon assisted the pastor. Closing hymn was “He Lives.” Faye Edmondson had closing prayer. Benediction was “Threefold Amen.” Tim Snead was acolyte.
The HCHS jayvee baseball team swept a doubleheader from Patrick Henry Saturday.
HCHS prevailed in game one, 3-0, and then hammered the Pats, 14-5.
The HCHS jayvee softball team remained unbeaten this spring following a 3-0 win over Franklin County Saturday.
The Comet girls got a terrific mound effort from Samantha Gibson, who limited FCHS to two hits, while five.
The HCHS boys’ soccer team absorbed a tough loss to PH-Roanoke Thursday night.
HCHS lost 10-0 at home, “probably one of the worst losses we’ve had since I’ve been coaching,” said Comet head coach Frank Shealy. “It was a total breakdown on our part.
The HCHS boys’ tennis team closed out one of its best seasons in recent years over the weekend.
The Comets’ Chris Moore reached the Western Valley district semifinals, before losing to Matt Fink of PH. The doubles team of Chris Moore and Pat Barnes won its quarterfinals match before losing in the doubles semifinals to George Gianakos and Derrick Gale of Glass.