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Local elders share life experiences

Last Friday, when a four-door sedan pulled up to a curb in Chester, a suited Mr. Howard H. Boisseau Sr., 87, quickened the pep in his walk just in time to help Mrs. Louise P. Friend, 96, as she exited the car. The two then quickly greeted each other in a warm, gentle embrace, before going their separate ways that sunny afternoon.

TDHS grad does duty in Afghanistan

Thomas Dale High School graduate, now U.S. Army PFC, Kyle Kovalenko is currently in Herat, Afghanistan in the Western Province, doing his duty, out of Camp Stone. PFC Kovalenko works patrolling, either mounted (in a Humvee or truck) or unmounted (on foot) “clearing current threats from the local Taliban, camped out in the mountains,” said Kovalenko in a email received by the Village News on Monday.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 23
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Computer Class: Microsoft Word. 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Central Library. Registration required. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Centuries old thatching still fresh today

We take the roof over our head for granted. Plywood covered with felt paper and shingles keeps us dry and secure. But in the 1600s what seems like a simple task today was much more involved. The Henricus Historical Park tells the story of living in the 17th century and the efforts to stay warm, dry and secure.

A new post office

The Chesterfield and Colonial Heights News-Journal reported on Feb. 27, 1964 that “word had reached the county from Washington, D.C. that plans had been completed to build a Federal Office Building in Chesterfield, in the western edge of Chester.”

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 16
Web of Hope. 10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church. The group knits and crochets for charities; yarn donations are needed. Details: Linda Southward, 779-3453, or Angela Guastella, 530-0871.

Winter Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.

Patriotism is reason to join

Chesterfield men lined up to enroll in the armed services at Chesterfield registration points on Feb. 16, 1942 in anticipation of a gigantic draft lottery that would be held a month later. Men of ages 21 to 45 wanted to chose the branch of service in which they would serve after the United States had been drawn into World War II in the wake of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.