When I was a student at Central High School, one of my agriculture teachers introduced our class to the forge. In those days, most ag shops and many farms had a small forge to make or repair various implements. I still remember how the metal glowed red hot after being heated and how it could…

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ShowersA card shower is planned for Leo “Buddy” Polk, who will celebrate his 75th birthday on Thursday. Cards may be sent to 1016 Sun Poppy Court, Woodstock, VA 22664.

Many years ago someone coined the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Although it presents a courageous front, we all know how hurtful words can be and that the opposite phrase holds more truth, “The pen is mightier than the sword.”

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:

DinnerAmerican Legion Hassler-Sutphin Post 166 in New Market will host a shrimp dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the post home, 202 Old Cross Road. Dinners, which include sides, dessert and drink, are $14.

One of the blessings that God has created for our enjoyment is music. Whether sung by happy birds, diving whales, or gifted humans, music delights our ears and nourishes our souls. I’m very grateful for this unique creation that greatly enriches our existence.

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:

Bill and Nancy (Cole) Fadely, of Edinburg, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 21 with a dinner at the Edinburg Mill Restaurant.

We have all seen cement mixers running from one construction site to another. Once they arrive, awaiting crews spring into action spreading the wet mix to fill all the available area. They work feverishly to eliminate air bubbles and gaps and use floats and screeds to level the top. As the m…

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:

Animal tales often occupy this space. As the year comes to an end, thoughts of animal ends also come to mind – their tails. So, here’s a tale of tails.

In temperate areas, late January usually brings the coldest weather of the year. When temperatures plunge below zero as they do some winters, wildlife must adapt to survive extreme weather conditions.