Phi Chapter's Delta Kappa Gamma Society met on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Ernie's Restaurant. Vicki Newburn, IOTA state president, met with Phi Chapter and encouraged members to inspire others and build membership. Participating in the meeting are Samantha Boyd, 1st vice-president, Vicki N…

The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday. Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

Boy Scouts of Troop 410 in Vernon Hill visit former long-time Scoutmaster Conway Goodman at The Woodview nursing home. Goodman, who recently had a stroke, was part of the troop for over 55 years exposing generations of scouts to camping, water skiing, snow skiing and knots while aligning the…

Jerry Salley, a multi-award winning Nashville songwriter, will be at Averett Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public with a love offering. For more information, contact the Rev. Rodney Barwick at 434-374-0143 or www.averettbaptist.church.

It’s on to the National American Miss Pageant for 7-year-old Chelsea Conner of Alton, who was named “top model” and was a top-10 winner in a recent pageant, finishing as semi-finalist for State Queen.

Eileen Czesnick and Amy Barber (right) of SunTrust Bank present a collection of school supplies the local SunTrust Team collected for the Dan River Baptist Association School Supply Ministry.  Receiving the supplies are Dan River Baptist Association President the Rev. Don Bryant and School S…

The Dan River Community Ruritan Club will have a barbecue supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, eat in or take out. The menu includes barbecue, slaw, beans, rolls, dessert and beverage. The Ruritan Club building is on Shady Lane, in South Boston across from Runt Powell’s Store. Proceeds be…

It was a long, hot summer — but that didn’t stop eight students from Halifax High School and Halifax Middle School from working through the heat out at the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens and Healthy Harvest Community Garden at Edmunds Park to finish their 75 hours of internship includin…

Going to share this one with the apples. They have lots of apples at farmers market, so check them out. These two cakes are just a little different in the way you make them. Enjoy!

Attendees of the Second Step into Your Destiny Women’s Empowerment Event donated $436 to the Halifax County Cancer Association (HCCA).  This event included several guest speakers, including a comedian, and focused on specific topics, lunch and numerous door prizes donated by various business…

Danville Science Center will host its annual model train show, Old 97 Rail Days, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Science Center invites train aficionados, science lovers and history buffs alike to take part in the special event that has grown in s…

From the Feedback Department: Certain recent columns of mine have drawn a spike in reader responses, both pro and con. My comments on the fact that young teachers are and have been for quite some time ill-prepared to deal with the realities of classroom discipline prompted a former professor…

The Southside Master Gardeners hosted the last of the 2018 Second Saturday workshops. While at the Halifax Farmers Market Saturday they cleaned and sharpened 116 tools. The Southside Virginia Herb Society was there during the Iron Chef Competition with herbal treats and herb plants.

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital leaders gave a helping hand on Friday in preparation for the opening of The Passage Place Transition Center. Leaders volunteered to participate in “Day of Caring,” a United Way sponsored event, by painting, cleaning upholstery and organizing donated items. I…

The fall is a time of new beginnings for many things in television, sports and civic groups. It is also a re-beginning for Sunday school, a time of teaching and learning for Christians. What happens in Sunday school must never stay in Sunday school.

The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday.  Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

Children and volunteers of County Line Baptist Church Vacation Bible School present a $1,000 check for St Jude’s Children Research Hospital that was raised during the VBS week. Organizers said it was the children’s decision to donate the money raised to help children in need.

Lending Hands, an organization led by Jennifer Majors, recently held two fundraisers to help support their Ladies Day Out event to be held on Oct. 13.

QUESTION: I am reading your book “The Well-Behaved Child” and have a question that it doesn’t address. I am a single mom with children from two different fathers. One of my ex-husbands (my son’s father) and I have arranged to do regular “child-exchanges.” One weekend, all the kids go to his …

The Halifax County High School yearbook class invites everyone to purchase a 2018 Haliscope yearbook. There are limited books available, so do not miss this chance. The remaining books are on sale for $55. They will be available in the cafeteria during all lunches next Monday-Wednesday.

Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to millions of children in need each year.

A youth mental health first aid course for adults who want to help youth will be taught from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center located at 820 Bruce Street in South Boston.

The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday. Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

The Halifax County Senior Engagement program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at Banister Hill Baptist Church in Halifax. Lunch will be served at noon.

Mentor Role Model Program G.R.A.C.E. (Girls Rising Above Circumstances to Empowerment) is geared up for another year of learning about their life, their liberty, how to inspire each other and how to engage in positive things that will help them reach not just success but happiness.

Madison Gardner, a senior in Richmond, was presented to society as a 2017 Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante. She is the daughter of Movita Daniel-Gardner and James Gardner of Richmond, and the granddaughter of Clifton and Frances Daniel of Halifax.