If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

Presley is setting the bar high by starting off the New Year in a positive way — she just finished the “1,000 Things Before Kindergarten” program by earning her 10th free book!

Jobs, jobs, jobs! From multiple perspectives, jobs are the drivers of our economy.

1962 ARCHIVES

A couple of years ago I met Mr. Hank Parker at the Beast Feast in Lynchburg. He was the guest speaker. Watching one of his TV shows, Mr. Parker was using Gulp Live Shad Minnows to catch crappie on a spinner bait. Every now and then the cameraman will give a close up shot of what Mr. Parker w…

Anyone who has ever watched a horse eat knows that eating is serious business. It’s rewarding to the person feeding the horses to watch and listen to them enjoy their meals, but it can also be a time of stress if things aren’t handled in a safe way. 

Baby it’s cold outside! Your local library is your hot spot for Wi-Fi, books, magazines, movies, programs and more. Looking for information on getting a job, sticking to a New Year’s resolution, finding a new hobby, looking to expanding your mind, or a new form of entertainment? We are your …

I was left alone at home this weekend as my wife traveled to assist some friends who were moving their household to another state.

January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depicted with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future. Some of the observances in January are: Book Blitz Month, Financial Wellness Month, Hot Tea Month and Soup Month just to name a few.

It’s that time of year again when we need to re-line our fishing reel. We need to get the cobwebs off our fishing poles. Some of us have already done this. That is a good thing because the rule of thumb is once the ice is off the lakes and ponds, is time to fish. Here are a few tips to get t…

The 2022 General Assembly Session begins next week, with the opening gavel at noon Wednesday. House Republicans have an ambitious, common-sense agenda planned, that won’t surprise those who followed the most recent elections. Among the broad themes we will address are tax cuts for all Virgin…

Do you recall the story of the little boy who cried “wolf”? He thought it great fun to warn of a wolf approaching and cry for help and laugh at the people that scurried to his aid. He did this so often that everyone began to ignore his warnings until one day a wolf actually appeared and no o…

With your good will and grace, your Christmas season should be progressing as well as expected with the love and joy of family and friends. 

The end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 are just a couple of days away. It is time to reflect on the year that we are leaving behind and make our resolutions and predictions for the one that is approaching.

Ringing songs for the season! That was what was heard on Sunday, Dec. 5, as the Appomattox 4-H Handbell Club performed in front of a packed house at Appomattox Courthouse Presbyterian Church.  

Years ago my wife bought me a dehydrator for Christmas. What I liked about this one was it had a fan in it. It had better heat control and cut the drying time in half. I also have a jerky gun maker. I can make small strips, large strips, and small logs or big logs. The logs are like the size…

I hope that you are able to feel the spirit of giving that this season represents.  As a Christian, I celebrate a gift so spectacular that it is difficult to fully comprehend and vow to give it the measure of attention that it deserves.

Last Wednesday, Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin announced his intention to withdraw Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is an 11-state, cap-and-trade program designed to reduce carbon emissions, which funds various environmental and energy policy priorities throug…

We would like to thank everyone who has participated in our holiday outreach and fundraisers. Without your participation these programs would not be the success they are. The gifts for Elves for Elders has been picked up and will be distributed in the next two weeks to spread comfort and joy…

Following up on the commercial success of our community’s Christmas activities covered in last week’s column, I will begin this week with a discussion of commercial success in general and some areas that it is shining and some others where additional improvement is hopeful.

I was talking with the guys at the bus shop about a story of a man and a deer, and we all busted out laughing. I dug deep into the archives and found it. I hope everybody enjoys this funny story. 

On behalf of the Courtland Festival Park Board of Directors, I would like to express sincerest appreciation for the community’s support of our “Harvey” stew fundraiser this past Saturday at Courtland Park.

  • Updated

Every year when Christmas rolls around, there are so many things to do. Every Christmas Eve my wife and I read about Jesus’ birth from the Bible. After giving thanks to the Lord, sometimes we go into the den where the stockings are hanging and grab one gift. After that we wait until morning …

What do so many children ask for on Christmas?  A pony or horse! To better prepare them for horse ownership, have them learn all they can as a member of the Appomattox 4-H Horse & Pony Club.

With the cooperation of the pleasant weather during this past weekend, Experience the Holidays and other efforts appeared to be great commercial successes. This, being the season for giving, results in it also being the season for shopping and there were ample opportunities to do so.

The other day I caught the tail end of a bear being shown on TV. My first instinct was something was wrong with that bear. I was right, the black bear had mange. I then went to the website of fish and game (dwr.virginia.gov) and after reading a lot on the site I found it very interesting and…

If you were among the area residents that forgot about (or otherwise missed) the Christmas lighting on Sunday night, you should make a point of circling by Courtland Festival Park to enjoy the sight. Being present on Sunday night was extra special because of the chance meeting with so many f…

My buddies and I made plans to go hunting after school. It started raining, and that canceled hunting. We all met at Neil’s house and made plans to scout his uncle’s property to hunt. Nobody was allowed to hunt the property before. 

Do you have a child who has an interest in livestock, and they would like to learn more? Then involvement in the Appomattox 4-H Livestock Club may be just the thing! 

Last week, I dedicated my column to a listing of holiday events, so this week I will continue that theme as I include some that did not make last week’s edition. As I become aware of additional events, I will mention them in future columns.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose. CWD was first diagnosed in West Virginia in 2005, Virginia in 2009, Maryland in 2010, and Pennsylvania in 2012. In Virginia, CWD has been detected in Fauquier, Frederick, Clarke, Culpeper, Loudoun, Madison,…

The J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library has been serving the town and county for over 80 years. We have been front and center in Appomattox since 1996, when we relocated to Main Street, with decades of service to the public.

It seems that as soon as Halloween passes, the rest of the year speeds up as we make preparations for special events and family gatherings associated with our two biggest holidays — Thanksgiving and Christmas. Be sure to jot all of the alternatives onto your calendar so that you can plan app…