Neighborhood News

Retired teachers attend state meeting

Retired teachers Penny Runge, Phyllis Eastridge, and Berry Perry attend VRTA state meeting. Betty Perry, President of Patrick County Retired Teachers Association, and members Phyllis Eastridge and Penny Runge attended the Virginia Retired Teachers Spring Delegate Assembly in Richmond May 2-4. This meeting was the first face-to-face meeting since April...

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Burgeoning herbalists learn from gardening masters

The Patrick County Master Gardeners’ June 12 workshop on herbs was well-attended, according to Norma Bozenmayer. Culinary and medicinal uses of herbs were covered, and participants had the opportunity to join an herb walk.  The next free Learning Garden workshop will focus on efficient water use in the garden and...

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Marine Corps League Detachment elects new officers

New officers were elected during the May meeting of the Surry County Marine Corps League Detachment, 1322.  They are (l to r) Michael Russell Sr., Vice Commandant; David Gigante, Judge Advocate; Todd Abbott, Commandant; Travis Yelton Jr., Vice Commandant. (By Mary Dellenback Hill, Life Member, Marine Corps League)  

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Errichetti honored with DAR award

The recipient this year from Hardin Reynolds Memorial Elementary School of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Youth Citizenship Award is Laine Errichetti.   This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. Born and raised in...

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Ararat club cruises through summer

David Marshall, winner of the people’s choice trophy, presented by Kevin Smith. The Ararat Ruritan Club hosted its first cruise-in of the year last month in honor of local fire, rescue and police. Celebrating Ruritan National’s birthday, the local club provided a free lunch to the emergency personnel, cruisers, and...

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Gonzalez recognized with DAR Good Citizenship Award 

Patrick County High School and the Colonel Abram Penn DAR Chapter recognized Suzanne Gonzalez as the recipient of the DAR Good Citizenship Award, which includes a monetary award, as well as a Jefferson Cup and frameable certificate.   A recent graduate, Suzanne stayed busy during her high school career with Varsity...

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Osborne receives Good Citizenship Award

Woolwine Elementary School’s 2022 recipient of the Colonel Abram Penn Chapter NSDAR Good Citizenship Award is Oren David Osborne. Showing qualities of leadership, trustworthiness, service, and patriotism, Oren is a worthy recipient of this award.  During the promotion celebration on May 19, he also received the Principal’s Award for having...

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Whitt selected Meadows of Dan Elementary DAR recipient 

Paige Whitt is a rising 8th grader from Meadows of Dan who exemplifies outstanding character and citizenship. She shows resilience and compassion in her relationships with teacher, staff, other students, and her family. She demonstrates her responsible and caring nature in her home by caring for her numerous pets (cats,...

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Helms receives DAR Youth Citizenship Award 

Wheeler Ray Helms was the recipient of the prestigious Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Award Thursday evening, May 19 at the Stuart Elementary School Seventh Grade Promotional Ceremony.  The DAR Youth Citizenship Award acknowledges attributes such as honor, service, courage, and leadership. Wheeler was chosen for his honesty,...

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