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Women’s Club presents check to arts foundation

The Woman’s Club of Chester presented a $2,500 check to the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation to be used toward the construction of the long-awaited Chesterfield Center for the Arts that will be located in Chester adjoining the existing Chester Library on Centre Street.

Troop 325: Making a difference

Girl Scout Troop 325 has been very busy this year. They are a multi-level troop sponsored by Ecoff Elementary School. “The girls are rapidly becoming leaders,” said Sylvia Wall.

Pink dogwood for a special young lady

A pink dogwood tree has been planted behind C.C. Wells Elementary School in memory of former student Johnae Carol Ann Mayo (6/23/97 - 1/6/12), who passed away at the age of 14. This lively young lady attended Wells from second- through fifthgrade, and her cheerful disposition and friendly greetings spread joy to her teachers and classmates.

‘Success’ students deliver dinner

As part of the Success Program Community Outreach at L.C. Bird, 30 Success Program students donated their money to purchase and deliver dinner to the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Richmond.

Landry receives honors designation

Matthew R. Landry of Chester has been named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll at the University of Tennessee at Martin. To be eligible for Chancellor’s Honor Roll recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit (pass-fail courses are not included) and achieve a 3.2 (B) grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.

Area resident wins Pamplin Leader Award

Aimee Michelle Hahn has been selected as the Virginia Tech 2012 Pamplin Leader Award Winner for Matoaca High School. She was selected based on her outstanding academic achievement and her commitment to leadership and service. Her parents are Dr. Randall and Karen Hahn of Chesterfield.

New Juris Doc from L.C. Bird

Mississippi College School of Law, in Jackson, Miss., indicated they are proud to announce that David Ostwinkle, of Chesterfield, recently graduated with a juris doctorate. Mr. Ostwinkle is the son of Louis Ostwinkle and Linda Ross of Chesterfield.

Edwards is blazing a trail to the Olympics

Wile E. Coyote, meet the roadrunner. Samantha Edwards, a Virginia State track standout and Elmont, New York native has literally been blazing a trail starting in Ettrick. By breaking her own school record of 53.25 seconds in the 400 meters with a time of 52.15 seconds...