News briefs: Week of Feb. 15, 2023

Published 8:41 am Thursday, February 16, 2023

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Food Bank returns this weekend

Food boxes will be distributed this Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Red House. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for those in the Phenix and surrounding Red House community who are residents of Charlotte County.

You can receive USDA food monthly at only one site in Virginia each month. Residents who do come are asked to bring a large cardboard box and identification. If you have questions, call Bernice Pannell at (434) 248-6465 after 5 p.m. and before 8 p.m.

Also, COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed. Directions will be given as you enter the parking lot. You must stay in your vehicle and the box will be put in your trunk.

FFA members attend judging contest

Randolph-Henry High School FFA members Eleana Toland and Madison Irving had a great experience attending the VT Block and Bridle horse judging contest this past weekend. Members judged conformation and performance classes and then presented oral reasons to judges.




Annual scholarship for future teachers

Applications are available for the 2023 Anita Ernouf Teacher Scholarship for aspiring educators. The Alpha Delta chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa awards this $1000 scholarship every year to a student who is or will be pursuing a degree in the field of education.

Recent recipients of this prestigious scholarship include Abby Clements of Keysville, Alexis High of Drakes Branch, Shakura Jennings of Drakes Branch, Shakia Scott of Keysville, and Laura Williams of Pamplin.

The deadline to submit is March 31. Recipients will be selected in April and honored at the chapter dinner in May with a check and certificate.

Email Elise A. Green at for more information.

Garden Club donates to Park

TREX Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of wood-alternative composite decking, railing, and other outdoor items made from recycled materials. After 9 months of collecting 500 pounds of clean and dry plastic film (such as grocery bags, bubble wrap, and package wrappings), the Keysville Garden Club received their first TREX bench. It was donated to the Keysville Veterans’ Memorial Park in Keysville.