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Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Town Hall meeting tonight in Remington
by Virginia Copeland

This evening the Town Hall meeting for Cedar Run and Lee district will be held at the Remington Fire and Rescue building, beginning at 7 p.m. For information about the agenda you should contact Supervisors Lee Sherbeyn or Chester Stribling.

New officers for the Catlett Volunteer Fire and Rescue were elected at the January meeting. They are: President, Chris King; Vice President, Cory Donahue; Secretary, Angela Armstrong and Rosemary Saunders, Treasurer. Kalvyn Smith will continue as the Chief of the company. Congratulations to these volunteers as they lead this company in much needed work in the community.

The Warrenton Christian Women’s Club monthly brunch, “January Java” will be held on Jan. 15. The speaker, Sue Gannon, comes from Augusta, New Jersey. The brunch will also feature Gwyanne Rogers, owner of Little Fox’s Java & Gifts in Marshall. Susan Schupp of Warrenton will provide the music. Come and enjoy this first brunch of the year. For reservations call Yvonne at (540) 347-1317. New Bible studies will begin this month. Come and see if you would want to join one to learn more of the scriptures, as well as enjoy Christian fellowship.

Casanova Friday Film Festival will be held this Friday, Jan. 16, at Grace Church showing the popular Disney Film, “Frozen” in the parish hall. This will be the first of a five film series held on the third Friday of each month from January to May 2015. Mark your calendars and remember, I will be reminding you each month. There will be no charge for this event; however popcorn and drinks will be available for a donation. We are invited to share this fun winter evening with family and friends. If you need more information please call (540) 788-1202.

Catlett community Red Cross Drive will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 21, between the hours of 3 and 7:30 p.m. This is sponsored by Trinity UMC and will be held at the Cedar Run Building on Route 28. If you have any questions please call (540) 788-9522.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Christian Women’s Club meets Aug. 14
By Virginia Copeland

David (Sonny) Baker lost his mother this past week. She was nearly 90 years old. She lived in Brandy Station and had a good life with many loved ones and friends that will miss her. Beth, her daughter-in-law, told me she was one of the sweetest ladies you could ever know. She loved everyone and especially children. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sonny and Beth and other family members as they adjust their lives without her.

Christian Women’s Club of Warrenton will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 14 at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall beginning at 9:30 a.m. This month will feature Susie Jones of Huntington, W.Va. as the speaker, Kimberly Entrican, of TAG-A-LOO in Warrenton, with her craft items, and Bethann and John Rome will bring the musical program. All are invited and should call Yvonne, (540) 347-1317 for reservations.

Catlett History Day is less than two months away. Hope all in Catlett are making plans to attend this year. The history of Catlett will continue this year but the committee will emphasize “A New Catlett” as well. Also a recipe book is going to print soon and more recipes are needed. If you have an old recipe that was used by your mom or grandma and have a story to go along with it, please call or email it to the number and address above. You may also contact (540) 788-4232. The next committee meeting will be Tuesday, August 19 at the Cedar Run Building on Catlett Road at 7 p.m. If you would like to join and help out in October, call or just come on to the meeting.

The Cedar Run/Lee district monthly town hall meeting will be held Wednesday August 13 at the Cedar Run Building at 7 p.m. If you want to be informed on what is current in our community, you should attend. If more information is needed, you can contact our supervisor Lee Sherbeyn.
Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014
Ice cream social at Grace Church
By Virginia Copeland

My annual family reunion (Mitchell) was held July 19 in my home town of Sumter, S.C. Our family is getting smaller every year so it is very important to get to the reunion each year. We were a family of 14 including our parents; now there are only five of us. We were thankful that all, but one, could be there. My brother in Texas cannot travel. My brother in Tennessee is not very well but was able to make this trip. Warren did not go, just Wes and me.

The day after the reunion Wes and I drove to Georgetown where my sister-in-law and her daughter, who is a paraplegic, live. I wanted to visit with them since we were so close. After that we drove to Myrtle Beach and spent several hours on the beach and walking the boardwalk. Coming north that evening we stayed the night in North Carolina. Monday proved to be one of the rainiest days in history. After getting on Interstate 95 we could only drive about 40 m.p.h. A rest stop was a welcomed sight, so we stayed about a half hour before venturing back on I-95. But would you believe? As we came into Virginia below Emporia, the sun came out and the rest of the way home was delightful.

Congratulations to Mary Catherine (Heddings-Ennis) and Tom Samuel on their tenth wedding anniversary. They spent a few days in Williamsburg to celebrate. May you have many more.

Jean (Godfrey) Heflin was surprised by her children as they celebrated her seventy-fifth birthday. Her children used the annex at Jehoash Presbyterian church and lured her there. A great afternoon was enjoyed by family and friends. Congratulation, Jean, and we pray you will have many, many more to enjoy with your family.

Grace Church in Casanova has invited us to an “old-fashioned” ice cream social at 7 p.m. Friday, August 1 at the parish hall. It has been awhile since I have been to one of those and it sounds like an enjoyable evening. Beside all of the enormous flavors of ice cream with many toppings of your choice, there will be planned board games and card games to engage in with your friends. Make plans to be there. I know you will not be disappointed. For more information, call (540) 788-1202.
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