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Odelle Archer Robertson, Sr.

Odelle Archer Robertson, Sr., age 99, Of Kenbridge, VA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, George C.…

Victoria Officials to Hold Public Hearing on Invasive Plants

VICTORIA – Victoria officials continued recent discussions centered around property maintenance and invasive plants that began with concerns over vegetation such as bamboo extending from one property onto neighboring land…

Local Officers Honored During ‘19th Annual Police Recognition Event’

Local Officers Honored During ‘19th Annual Police Recognition Event’

FARMVILLE – The “19th Annual Police Recognition Event” hosted by the Piedmont Alcohol Safety Action Program Dec. 14, 2016, was held in the Town of Farmville. Among the regional deputy…

Christmas Cards Send Special Message

Christmas Cards Send Special Message

Over the years this reporter has mailed out many, many Christmas cards to family and friends, and also to clients who had insurance with the company that paid “hubby” to…

Christian Success Defined

Christian Success Defined

How do you define Christian success?  Is it building fine, massive structures?  Is it having large numbers of attendees?  Is it having a huge church budget? Is it receiving the…

The Stable Full 

The Stable Full 

The hinge of history is on a stable in Bethlehem. It opens the door for us to Jesus Christ. I confess: Great is the mystery of the Incarnation. As Augustine…

Elf Esteem

Elf Esteem

One of my favorite Christmas movies is Elf1, starring Will Farrell.  Buddy the Elf isn’t really an elf.  He’s a human who accidentally stowed away in Santa’s sack as a…

Have a Merry Christmas

Have a Merry Christmas

Is the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation part of your holiday traditions?  At our house it is.  Every year we watch the comical results of Clark Griswold’s unachievable expectations of…

The Power of the Christmas Rose

The Power of the Christmas Rose

One of the sweetest stories told at Christmas is the legend of the Christmas Rose. It is an English legend that says that a little shepherd girl of Bethlehem followed…

Memories, Boynadoes, and Grandbrat 4.0

Memories, Boynadoes, and Grandbrat 4.0

Management’s Yearly Christmas Column We are down to the home stretch this week. The Messenger office is working overtime to get two weeks of stories together hoping to squeeze a…

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