Standdown 2005 Success

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The members of Suffolk Chapter 5, Disabled American Veterans, wish to convey a special thanks to all of those who supported us during Standdown 2005.

Thanks to Mike Duman for the use of a van, Big Lots for donations of food, Wal Mart for a donation of $4,000, The Salvation Army for feeding the homeless, and to the Suffolk Professionals for their service.

Because of the support we received, to include the news media, Standdown 2005 was a great success.

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Substitute teachers

The New Professional Substitute Teachers Association is asking members to contact the ad hoc committees at these numbers: 539-4373, 923-2997, 483-6320, 539-9363, or 934-1042.

Substitute Teachers’ Association

The Suffolk Substitute Teachers’ Association is now accepting new membership for the 2005-06 capital school year.

The criterion is 30 or more college/university credits.

Call 923-1006 for more info.

Substitute Teachers’ Association

The Suffolk Substitute Teachers’ Association Sept. 6 meeting has been cancelled.

For more information, call 923-1006.

East Suffolk Federated Civic League

East Suffolk Federated Civic League will meet at the Stop Training Center on 125 Tynes St. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 ay 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Shirley Christian, president, at 925-4434.

East Suffolk Gardens Civic League

East Suffolk Gardens Civic League will meet Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Tabernacle Christian Church’s Fellowship Hall.

For more information, call W. H. Goodman, president, at either 539-0726 or 539-7896.

Chorus Auditions at Lakeland

On Saturday, Sept. 10, Lakeland High School’s Anointed Voices of Praise and Concert Chorale will be having auditions for any student that will be attending Lakeland this school year and for any young person that is interested in singing with us.

Auditions will be held in Lakeland’s Auditorium and Chorus Room.

Parent/Guardian are encouraged to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

Audition times are 9 to 11 a.m. and then from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

For more information, call Cheryl Parker at 297-0035 or e-mail Joshua Mizzelle at

There will be no more auditions after Sept. 10.

JYHS Class of ’75

John Yeates High School Class of 1975 invites the classes of 1974 and 1976 to join them in their 30-year reunion Sept. 10.

Class member addresses are needed so invitations can be mailed.

Contact the following for more information or to supply addresses:

Julie at 357-2719, Jackie at 484-7072, Whit at 238-9205, Faye at, or Regina at

Info is also available at

Post P. Travelers Protective Association

The monthly meeting of Post P. Travelers Protective Association will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Magnolia Ruritan Clubhouse at 1047 Nansemond Parkway.

Fellowship begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner meeting to follow at seven.

All members are urged to attend and bring a prospective member.

For more information, contact Harrell Jory, Secretary, at 934-0061.

Boston Butt Sale

The Magnolia Ruritan Club will hold a Boston butt sale on Saturday Sept. 17 at their clubhouse located at 1047 Nansemond Parkway.

The Boston butts will be cooked by the members and are available for sale at $20 each and include a pint of barbeque sauce.

Tickets are available from any member of by calling Lester Brothers Service at 539-8521, Harvey’s Servicecenter at 539-6719 or Bunny’s Restaurant at 538-2325.

Orders must be placed prior to Sept. 9.

John F. Kennedy ’73

John F. Kennedy High School Class of 1973 will be meeting Sept. 11 at 6:15 p.m. at Fire Mountain.

For more information call 923-1006.

NRHS Marching Alumni Band

Come and witness what you heard about last year as the Alumni Band of Nansemond River High School boasts its 2nd Anniversary.

You do not want to miss it this year!

If you were a part of the NRHS Marching Band and have graduated, please come out and join us for our general body meeting on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3:00 p.m. in the Nansemond River band room.

As we discuss our plans for 2005-06 we want to include you!

For more information, contact either Simone Booth, Alumni Band President, at 334-4572, or Davon Bagley, Vice-president, at 338-0853.

PGCMA annual meeting on Sept. 14

The 52nd Annual Meeting of Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Association (PGCMA) will be held on Sept. 14.

In a continuing effort to group meetings to save producers’ valuable time, the meeting will be held after the Late Season and Pre-Harvest Peanut-Cotton Field Tour at the Tidewater Research Station Farm on Hare Road.

The tour begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends with dinner.

The dinner will be jointly provided by Virginia Tech and the PGCMA.

Following dinner, the PGCMA meeting will take place.

During the meeting, necessary business will take place and the manager’s report will be given.

President Billy Bain urges all peanut producers to attend and show their support for the research facility and for PGCMA.

PGCMA is the only organization dedicated to producer marketing, and it is critical for producers to understand fully what their marketing options are.

Since this is a joint meeting, we must have an accurate count for the meal.

If you will be there for dinner, please call 657-6450 ext. 140 and let them know the number of attendees.

Directions to the Hare Road Farm –

From Franklin – Take Route 58 W to the Research Station.

Go a quarter-mile past the station and take a right on Longstreet Lane at the small caf\u00E9.

Follow Longstreet until you see Quince Road.

Turn left onto Quince.

The next road to the right is Hare Road.

Turn right and the farm is on the right after a mile.

From Suffolk – Take Route 58 E to a quarter-mile before the Research Station.

Turn left on Longstreet Lane at the small caf\u00E9.

Follow directions above.

Horse owners’ educational seminar

The Suffolk National Guard Armory will be hosting a Horse Owners’ Educational Seminar on Monday, Sept. 19 beginning at 3:00 p.m.

The seminar is being put on by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments.

A dinner, catered by Nixon’s Catering of Edenton, N. C. will be provided.

The seminar and dinner are free of charge, however pre-registration is required.

Call Rexford Cotton, Extension Agent, Agriculture, at 923-2050 or 923-2051 by Friday, Sept. 16, to pre-register.

If you are a person with disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in any Extension activity, please contact your local Extension Agent at least 10 days prior to the date of the activity.

NCTS Class of 1959

Nansemond County Training School Class of 1959 invites the classes of 1958, ’60 and ’61 to join them in their 46 year reunion celebration.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please contact the following for more information, Anthony at (718)-363-3349, Fannie at 657-9706, and Beatrice at 539-4294.

Civic league meeting cancelled

The Saratoga-Philadelphia Civic League meeting slated for Tuesday night has been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Lakeview Baptist Church.

Suffolk Department of Health events

The Suffolk Department of Health will be holding free blood pressure screenings later this month at three locations.

On Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the main lobby of Chorey Park Apartments at 804 West Constance Road; on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the lobby of Suffolk Towers at 181 North Main Street.

Also on Sept. 21, there will be free blood pressure and diabetes screening at the Suffolk Senior Center at 350 North Main Street from 10 a.m. until noon.

55 Alive

The Suffolk Chapter of the AARP will sponsor the 55 Alive driving class on September 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The class will be held at the Suffolk Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Broad and Constance.

The cost is $10.

Class size will be limited.

For additional information or to register, call Jeanne Banks, 539-6311.

APVA Presents Author

The Thomas Rolfe Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities will present Richmond writer, Lisa Antonelli Bacon, author of Virginia: A Commonwealth Comes of Age.

Learn about Virginia’s reemergence as a business and industrial giant.

Enjoy desserts after the presentation.

Come join the APVA in the gallery of the Wakefield Foundation on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

Tickets are $5.00 per person and will also be available at the door.

Call Troilen Seward at 866-8570 for more details.

The Virginia Zoo needs volunteers

The Virginia Zoo is seeking energetic people to volunteer at our annual fundraiser, ZooToDo 2005, presented by Bank of America.

There are a variety of shifts and tasks we need to fill in order to prepare for the big event.

In return for six volunteer hours worked, volunteers will be offered a free ticket to ZooToDo 2005.

ZooToDo 2005 features great food from area restaurtants, entertainment from the Calypso Nuts and All That!, dancing and auctions.

The event will be on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 7:00 to 11:30 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities are available before, during and after the event.

Contact Pat Clark, Volunteer Coordinator, by calling 441-2374 x225 or b e-mail at for more information.

LHS class of ’95

Lakeland High School’s Class of 1995 will have a class reunion Friday, Oct. 21-23. For more information e-mail, or write P. O. Box 3105, Suffolk, Va. 23439-3105 or call 647-8877, 934-0367, or 923-4197. Payments are currently being accepted for the reunion. Contact one of the group members to get package prices.

STOP offering weatherization assistance

Weatherize your home today. Why wait until winter? Let The STOP Organization’s free weatherization assistance program lower your energy bills.

The STOP Organization Weatherization program, a non-profit program, assists income-eligible households with weatherizing their homes. STOP serves the areas of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Hampton, Franklin, Isle of Wight and Southampton counties. For more information, call 858-1397.

JFK Class of 1985

It’s reunion time for the JFK class of 1985. Anyone interested in helping plan the 20-year reunion for 2005 should contact Donald Newsome, 925-4899; Betty Hall Jordan, 934-3602; or Elke Costley Boone, 934-8909.

JFK Class of 1975

All who would like to participate in the planning of the former John F. Kennedy High School Class of 1975 reunion, should contact Patricia Sweat Knight at 539-4450 or Wanda Robertson Cross at 875-1791 or e-mail

BTW Class of 1963

The former Booker T. Washington High School Class of 1963 meets every third Friday of each month for dinner at different restaurants or residences. If interested, contact Henry L. Dillard at 934-0983.

LHS Class of 1995

The Lakeland High School Class of 1995 is planning for its 10-year class reunion. For more information and to give suggestions, call Aleda Sharpe at 925-1437 or Nakisha Hill-Porter at 923-4197. Immediate contact is requested.

Windsor High School Class of 1978

Plans for the Windsor High School Class of 1978 reunion are under way. Call or email Calveta (Dickerson) Odom at 562-2233, or Phillissia (Robertson) Clinton at 484-0353,

Senior aerobics offered

Senior aerobics is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Suffolk Senior Center, 350 N. Main St. Betty Cartwright instructs this class, which is free to seniors 55 and over. For more information call the Senior Center at 923-2372.

Holland UCC welcomes seniors

Holland United Church of Christ, 6733 S. Quay Road, is opening the fellowship hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to all seniors for refreshments and games.

John Yeates ’85

Where is John Yeates’ graduating class of 1985?

Anyone interested in

reuniting please call Jeffery Townsend@ 537-8011 Eddie &uot;D&uot; Evans@


The year is almost gone and we really need to hurry.

Colonial trial in Smithfield

Step back into Colonial times on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in historic Smithfield at the Old Courthouse of 1750 on Main Street.

A real court case from Isle of Wight’s history will be reenacted inside the courthouse by the &uot;Virginia Patriots,&uot; a professional theater troupe.

Learn about the county’s most notorious citizens and find out whether or not the accused will be found guilty or innocent.

The Isle of Wight militia will set up camp on the courthouse green and demonstrate military drills.

Visit with the blacksmith as he demonstrates his craft, and see how yarn is made the old-fashioned way, on a spinner’s wheel.

Enjoy Colonial refreshments from the Smithfield Inn. The event is sponsored by the Isle of Wight Chapter of the APVA. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit