Community News & Events: Feb. 28

Tyre Yancey


White Post United Methodist Church will host a ham and turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Boyce Fire Hall. Passage Creek Rising will provide country and gospel entertainment. A free-will offering will be accepted. Information: Kathy at 540-327-2384.



South Warren Volunteer Fire Department in Bentonville will host its first Sip and Paint party from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Attendees will be provided all materials to paint a barn picture. In case of snow, the event would be rescheduled. Regular beverages and food will be available for sale. Those attending may also bring their own wine or alcoholic beverage. There will also be a raffle and door prize.

Tickets, which are $35 per person and non-refundable, must be purchased in advance at Donahoe’s Florist in Front Royal or Buracker Construction in Bentonville.

Information: 540-622-3694.



Chuck Downs will give a lecture titled “The North Korean Enigma” as part of the Long Branch Speaker Series at 6 p.m. Sunday in Millwood.

Downs, a part-time resident of Clarke County, is deputy director of the Pentagon’s East Asia office and cofounder of the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. His talk will focus on what to expect of Kim Jong Un in the aftermath of the Winter Olympics.

Future lectures will be held March 11 and 18. Tickets are $25 or $80 for the entire series. Seating is limited. Reservations, information: 540-837-1856 or



The Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will hold a country ham potpie dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. A free-will offering will be accepted.



The Shenandoah County 4-H Share-the-Fun show will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church in Edinburg. Information: 459-6140.



The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock is accepting registration for its master financial education volunteer training that begins Tuesday.

There will be two sessions to choose from each Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. Training will last for nine weeks. Volunteers must complete an application and agree to reference and background checks.

Information: Karen Poff at 540-635-4549 or



Over 60 people attended a slide program given by Tyre Yancey, of Dayton, on the different styles of barns in the Shenandoah Valley, some of which are no longer standing, on Feb. 17 at the New Market Area Library. Photo courtesy Karen Whetzel.


4-H winners

Winners have been announced in the recent Shenandoah County 4-H public speaking contest.

Senior contest winners were Abbey Rinker, 4-H Lone Star, first; Isaac Rhodes, Toms Brook 4-H, second. Blue ribbons were awarded to Kaylee Cobb, Lebanon Church; and Danielle Rinker, Toms Brook 4-H.

Intermediate contest winners were Kerrigan Bauserman, Lebanon Church 4-H, first; Marie-Claire des Rosiers, Fort Valley and Livestock 4-H, second. Blue ribbons went to Erin Van Norton, Lebanon Church 4-H; and Mason Fisher, Toms Brook 4-H.

They will advance to the district contest on April 7 in Warren County.



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