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Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Demand exceeds

supply in pig sales

A very strong demand prevailed for the inadequate number of feeder pigs at the state-graded sales held in Culpepper and Courtland this week. Prices were high as the 40-60-pound pigs at Courtland averages $3.50-$7.50 per head more than the last sale. In Culpepper, 425 head were sold Sept. 25. In Courtland, 589 head were sold.

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Shooting charges dismissed against postmaster

Judge T.C. Andrews of the Nansemond Circuit Court freed Holland postmaster, J.H. Brown of a felonious shooting charge brought against him by an alleged mail robber. According to evidence, the robber was caught by Brown with his hand in a box other than the one rented by his mother. With a .38 pistol in his hand, Brown came from around the corner and told the robber he was under arrest. As Brown took the robber across the street, the robber pulled away and said he wasn’t going anywhere with him. Brown ordered him to stop, but the robber didn’t, and Brown shot him in the heel. Andrews pointed out that a civilian upon seeing a felony committed could make an arrest and could if necessary shoot to kill in such a case.

Central slips past Joyner, 13-7

Central defeated Joyner 13-7 in a midget football game played yesterday at Joyner Park. Johnny Parr scored on an end run for the victors, and Harrell Pratt made it through on a quarterback sneak. Pratt also had an extra point. Joyner averted the shutout when James Whitley returned a kickoff 55 yards for a touchdown on the last play of the game.

Women’s Club meets in Chuckatuck

The Smithfield Junior Woman’s Club held the annual Fall Dinner meeting at Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in Chuckatuck on Tuesday night. Approximately 39 people were served by members of the Women’s Society of Christian’s Service. Mrs. A.L. Glasscock, chairman of the serving committee, was assisted by Mrs. Joshua Pretlow, Mrs. R.T. Gillam and Mrs. John Bradshaw. Flower arrangements were done by Mrs. R.D. Linthicum.

Big third quarter lifts

East Suffolk to 12-0 win

The East Suffolk Wolverines shut out Union of Kempsville 12-0 last night at Peanut Park for their second win of the season. After a scoreless first half, Dennis Jones opened the third quarter with a 40-yard touchdown run, but the extra point failed. Later in the quarter, Norman &uot;Boo&uot; Ruffin threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Reginald Ruffin. The extra point failed, but the Wolverine defense shut down Kempsville in the remainder. The Wolverines will journey to Carver High School in Newport News on Friday.

-Compiled by Jason Norman