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Ararat Community Watch

Rob Martin (back row, left to right), Mike Noonkester, Dennis L. King, Don Kirkman; Bobby and Jeannie Harrell, (front L to R), Dan Smith, M. Dale Owens, Sylvia B. Large, Jeannie Harrell. (By Mary D. Hill) The Ararat Community Watch was held Feb. 27 with Patrick...

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Scout seeks Eagle Scout status with church project

Grace Baptist Church held a sign dedication ceremony for a new church sign that was completed as an Eagle Scout Service Project by Grayson Howell, Boy Scout Troop 69. The church planned to get a permanent sign, but Howell approached Pastor Mark Elkins, the church deacons, and the members asking...

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School receives donation for student trips

Meadows of Dan Elementary School received a donation to help offset cost of an upcoming field trips to Richmond and Williamsburg. David and Christel Wilcox, with Primerica, donated funds to be used for meals and other cost associated with the trips. (Contributed photo)

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Businesses, agencies recognized at annual event

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership and awards soiree event on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Reynolds Homestead. The theme was the Roaring 20s. Many attendees dressed in period costumes and enjoyed the hors d’oeuvres while we celebrated the ‘Best of Patrick County.’ Winners for the...

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Ruritans hold monthly meeting

Kevin Reynolds, (back L to R), David Clement, Kenneth Reynolds, Charlie Bowman, Merlin Scales, Kevin Smith, Mike Noonkester. Front L to R: Melody Davis, Leon Reed, Linda Reed, Kathy Loveland, Pamela Smith, Jo Slate, Ed Hicks, Jim Loveland. (By Mary Dellenback Hill) The Dan River District...

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Donations presented to local agencies

Clark Gas & Oil presented a total of $43,500 to local organizations. Pictured are representatives from a number of the organizations receiving donations: Caring Hearts Free Clinic, Patrick County Food Bank, Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group, Patrick County Developmental Center, PARC Workshop, Safety Rope, AIR Workshop – Reynolds Homestead, Meadows of...

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Blooms mark Lenten season

A blooming Hellebore or Lenten Rose may help usher in the Lenten season, which begins today, Feb. 26, with Ash Wednesday. The plants are perennial flowers that generally bloom in early spring, often during the Lent season. If following the 40 days tradition, Lent will end on Holy Saturday, April...

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School Board Appreciation month celebrated

Schools Superintendent Dean Gilbert and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Andrea Cassell present a certificate of appreciation to Sara Leigh Collins for her service as Clerk of the Board. Members of the Patrick County School Board were presented certificates at their Feb. 13 meeting in honor of...

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Scouts Fishing Camporee held

Several members of Boy Scout Troop 69 attended the Scout Camporee at Jamison Mill Park, Henry, Virginia. Scouts attending met the requirements for the Fishing and Fly Fishing Merit Badges. Their weekend consisted of an opening flag ceremony, learning about hazards to avoid and safety practices to follow, how to...

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