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IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: God is bigger

“God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic.  Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks.  How exquisite your love, O God!  How eager we are to run under your wings” ~ Psalm 36:5-7 (MSG)

Evangelical minister cycling across country spreading gospel

Rev. Hans Myors was peddling his way through Halifax County over the past weekend spreading the gospel as part of his ministry, Pedal Prayers.

PALS mentors Sinai students

Partners in Active Learning Support (PALS) is a mentoring program of the National FFA Organization that matches FFA members with elementary students. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: In the mailbox

The other day as I drove along, I saw a man come out of his house, walk the long driveway to the road and open the door of his mailbox.  He looked inside, pulled out the mail and walked back to his house as he checked to see what had arrived.

Scottsburg workshop helps train canines to assist in search, rescue missions

For years, dogs have been known as man’s best friend, but Dr. Dorothy Fensterer and members of the Airscent, Tracking and Trailing Search and Rescue Dogs of Virginia team are putting that slogan to the test.

Fest organizers excited about new times, venue

As the days get longer, warm thoughts begin to enter one’s mind including baseball games, cookouts, swimming pools and the 33rd Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Blowing smoke

The Catholic Church was in the process of electing a new pope as these words are penned.  The world is waiting for white smoke to arise from the copper chimney at the Vatican indicating that a new pope has been chosen.  By the time you read this article, all will be decided.

Two students prove piano lessons have no age limits

Practice makes perfect, and one is never too old to learn something new.

Head page returns from Richmond

Halifax County High School freshman Heather Griles returned from Richmond after seven weeks at the Capitol serving as head page in the 2013 House of Delegates’ Page Program.

Traditional fox hunt hosted by Halifax County farms

In the autumn Kelly Gordon of Springfield Farm and Denise Hudson of Hudson Heritage Farms pooled their finances while attending a local fundraiser and purchased the opportunity to observe a traditional fox hunt.