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Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014
Marshall Ruritan’s have dinner Friday
By Brenda Payne

I hope everyone has had a great week, so let’s see what’s going on in the neighborhood….

Our community was saddened at the death of “Junebug” Carter this past week. He was an icon of the Marshall community and will be missed.

Our sympathies go to his two children, Jerry Carter and Tina Brooks, and their families.

The Marshall United Methodist Preschool (affectionately called “MUMPS”) still has a few openings left for the fall. If you have a 3 or 4- year old and are looking for a great preschool, contact Donna Thomas at (540) 364-4111.

The Marshall Ruritan Club is having the First Friday Dinner on Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m. The menu is ham, green beans, macaroni salad, dessert, and a beverage. This dinner is sponsored by Grace Bible Church to benefit the "Kids Weekend Lunch Box" program, which is one of the many community services provided by the Ruritans. Check out the website http://www.marshallruritan.us for more information about the Marshall Ruritan Club.

Mark your calendars for the second annual Marshall Festival coming up on the first Saturday in October. Hosted by the MBRA – we’re hoping for good weather and lots of fun. More details to follow. Call (540) 270-1795 for questions.

Happy birthday this week to Roberta Carter on July 31.

Happy anniversary to Frank and Dottie Hall and Rick and Susan Grigsby on August 5.

I know I’m probably missing lots of birthdays/anniversaries, but I’m still unpacking boxes and I’ve not found all of my files, so please forgive me.

One of these days my desk will be organized again and I’ll be a happy camper.

Until then, keep those cards and letters coming and have a great week.
Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014
Swing band will be in Marshall Friday
By Brenda Payne

What a beautiful weekend for the County Fair. Great crowds, games, concerts, fun and food. We will start planning for next year, so mark your calendars now – you don’t want to miss it.

The family of the late Elton and Mamie Brown of The Plains held their 46th family reunion at Rady Park in Warrenton on June 14. Forty-five people came, including all five of the children: Vergie Brown, Bess Verts, Charles Brown, John Brown and Marge Bradley.

The annual Curtis-Ball Reunion will be held Sunday, August 3rd, in the Oak Glen Shelter at the Northern Fauquier Community Park. Bring lunch to share at 1 p.m. For more information, call (540) 937-4390.

On Friday, July 25, the Silver Tones Swing Band will be the featured entertainment at the second dance of Summertime Swing, which is a series of swing dances, at the Marshall Community Center, sponsored by Fauquier County Parks and Recreation. For just $10, you get an introductory/refresher swing dance lesson, refreshments, and live music. Call the Marshall Community Center at (540) 422-8580 for more information.

The Men of Grace Episcopal Church are hosting the July Community Lunch on July 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: a barbeque with burgers and hot dogs, the perfect opportunity to bring Grace Church together with our neighbors for a picnic. This is a time to celebrate that we have a community of neighbors and each other: a time to give thanks for all that we have here at Grace, a time to say “YES” to showing and renewing our spiritual investment in our church, a time to say “YES” to building unity and support for our church family and our community. Bring a friend, a neighbor, your family, and a lawn chair, and, if you want, bring a dish to share. RSVP to Sue Smith, (703) 753-4947,sue@paulandsuesmith.net.

Schoolhouse #18 will be open to the public on Sat. June 26, 2014, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Come join us, and enjoy the past.

Everyone is invited to Long Branch Baptist Church in Halfway for their annual community picnic on Saturday, July 26, 6 p.m. Please bring a chair and your favorite soda. Long Branch will provide free hamburgers and hot dogs. There will be music and games and a chance to share a fun evening with your neighbors. Everyone is invited.

Birthday wishes go to:
July 25: Mary McGinnis, July 26: Alana Henegar who will be 8, July 27: Katie Sinclair, July 28: Lorraine Lawrence, July 30: Dee Gross
Happy anniversary to Ann and Steve Garmon on July 27.
Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014
Fauquier County Fair this week
By Brenda Payne
Well, it’s the third week of July – guess what that means? Fauquier County Fair is here. Come see the giraffe and all of the other animals, exhibits, shows – http://www.fauquierfair.org for all the details.

The Marshall Ruritan Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the three $500 scholarships, awarded to graduates of Fauquier High School: Justin Strawser, Jacob Long, and Josephine Adgate. These three scholarships are given in memory of three dedicated past members of the Marshall Ruritan Club, Henderson Glascock, Doug Keyser, and Wayne Edmonds. Congratulations to these students and best wishes as you continue your education.

Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry, sponsored by Mt. Olive Baptist Church, in Rectortown serves as an outreach program for Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William counties. The pantry will be open Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2932 Atoka Road, Rectortown. Web site: http://www.mtolivertown.org . The Pantry serves as a supplemental food assistance, of non-perishable items, for low income families.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Homecoming on July 20. Rev. Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore, Sr., Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. will deliver the morning message with worship service starting at 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be served from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Rev. Gregory L. Spurlock, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Sterling, will be the speaker for the 3:00 p.m. service. He will be accompanied by his choir and church family. Please join them at 2932 Atoka Road in Rectortown. For more information call the church office (540) 364-2380 or go to: http://www.mtoliverectortown.org.
Calling all children (must be the age of 9 by 11/1/14). The Warrenton Chorale is recruiting Singers for the Youth Chorale Group for their upcoming "Christmas In Music" Concerts for 2014. Music composed for treble voices (soprano and alto). Rehearsals begin on September 9 at 4:15 pm. Concert performance dates: December 4th- 6th, 2014. For details, go to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.warrentonchorale.org .
All ages are welcome to the Rectortown United Methodist Church One Day Vacation Bible School on August 2. A day of fun, activities and fellowship will be held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. RSVP is appreciated, but not required. Please call (540) 364-1066 for any questions or to RSVP. The church is located at 3049 Rectortown Road, Marshall.

Happy birthday to:

July 15, Donna Anns; July 17, Melissa Leonard; July 19, Julie Ross.
Happy belated birthday to Mikey Firl on June 27.
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