The last Mormon pioneer company crossed miles of treacherous wilderness heading west 143 years ago. Commemorating their faith and sacrifices, nearly 300 teenagers from 30 congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints embarked upon similar treks this summer.
The ride to Richmond is not such a teeth-chattering event anymore. With VDOTs contract to add a smooth layer of asphalt to the potholed surface, most will agree the ride is more enjoyable.
The Beta Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma recently raised funds and collected items needed to place in ‘Smile Bags’ that are given to children receiving the services of Operation Smile around the world.
Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Retired Colonel Alan R. Cunningham and his father, Mr. Louis Cunningham, Chester residents, will be among the organizations awarded special recognition in the Veterans’ Hall of the National Museum of the United States Army, which is to be built at Fort Belvoir,16 miles south of Washington, D.C.
I took my grandson Sean Castleberry and family friend Chris Triola on a 4WD and hiking trip to Utah in mid May. We got off the beaten track and saw a lot of great backcountry. I showed the boys some of the best of the West discovered in my thirty years of exploring.
The passing of Andy Griffith last week was especially remembered by Imogene Dodd. Her husband Garland Dodd had traveled to Seattle for a county government convention.
Wednesday, July 11
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. Chester Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley will be discussed. No registration required.
Farmer’s Market sponsored by the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mimms Loop. Chesterfield County Complex.
Summer Reading Program 2012: Turn Your Life into Stories! Meadowdale Library. 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or call 318-8778.