Women’s conference Sept. 16 and 17

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 8, 2005

Bethlehem Christian Church Women’s Ministry is sponsoring Women’s Conference 2005 at the Virginia Beach Resort and Conference Center on Sept. 16 and 17.

Featured speakers include Suffolk’s Pastor Kecia Reed from God’s House of Refuge, Elder Jami Russell from St. Paul Baptist Church, and Minister Cynthia Daniels from Bethlehem Christian Church.

Spiritual Empowerment for Every Woman is the conference’s theme.

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As Jeremiah 29:11 reads, &uot;For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.&uot;

Tickets for the workshops, speakers and lunches are $75.

It is $165 for the workshops, speakers, a hotel room and all three meals each day.

For more information, call Bethlehem Christian Church at 539-1167.

Holland Ruritan luncheon

The Holland Ruritan Club will hold a ham and fried chicken luncheon on Sunday, Sept. 11th, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Holland Community House.

Tickets are $7.

The Holland Ladies Club will have sweets available for purchase. For further information, call Joe or Janet at 757-657-6908.

East Suffolk Gardens Civic League

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

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

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.

Driver Ruritan ham dinner

The Driver Ruritan Club is holding a ham dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 10 from noon to 6 p.m.

Both eat-in and take-out meals are $5 each.

The dinner is being held at Berea Christian Church on Driver Lane.

The meal will be sliced, baked ham, green beans, potato salad and a roll.

Iced tea and coffee will be included with eat-in meals.

We will have a sweet table set up with homemade items available for additional cost.

For more information please call Walter Schultz at 896-9712 or 483-9410.

Tickets can be purchased from any Driver Ruritan member or at the dinner.

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 fayeh@casehm.com, or Regina at AlexDeBusk@aol.com.

Info is also available at www.Classmates.com.

Turkey Shoot/Dinner Sale

The Friend of the Holland Community Center will sponsor a Turkey Shoot/Dinner Sale on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Holland Community Center located on Rt. 58 West in Holland.

The time will be 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Dinner tickets (chicken, fish, pig’s feet) will be $5.

For more information, call Enoch (E.C.) Copeland at 657-6179.

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.

South Suffolk – Pleasant Hill Civic League

The South Suffolk – Pleasant Hill Civic League will meet Monday, Sept. 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Paul RZUA Church at 615 Spruce Street.

This is &uot;Membership Drive&uot; month.

We welcome you.

For more information, call Eleanor Clark, president, at 539-5601 or 539-8392.

Skeetertown Civic League

The Skeetertown Civic League will meet Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the New First Baptist Church on Hosier Road.

New membership is welcome.

For more information, call Randy Skeeter, president, at 539-4041.

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 7:00.

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

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

Lake Kilby Garden Club

The Lake Kilby Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m., Sept. 14, at the home of Margaret Smith, 117 Military Road.

Margaret Smith and Fan Panton are hostesses.

The program, &uot;Holly Days,&uot; will be presented by Holly Hoffler.

The exhibit of the day will be an arrangement using mixed garden flowers.

Exhibitors are to be Connie Taylor and Carol Woolard.

Judges are to be Ruth Saunders and June Barrett.

Lake Kennedy Civic League

The Lake Kennedy Civic League will be meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at Tabernacle Christian Church on 1401 East Washington Street.

For more information, call Eddie L. Hicks at 539-2677.

Silent Auction

A Silent Auction, sponsored by the Paul D. Camp Community College Alumni Society, will be held September 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center in Franklin. Items may be purchased by silent bid and refreshments will be served. For more information or to donate an item, please contact Frank Brown at 569-6059.

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.

Fraternal Order of Police Fish Fry

The Fraternal Order of Police, Suffolk Lodge #41, is having a fish fry Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Suffolk National Guard Armory on Godwin Boulevard.

The cost is $6 per meal, for either eat in or take out.

Contact any F. O. P. member, or call 686-0185 for advance tickets; tickets will also be available at the door.

Wedding Fashion Brunch

The Suffolk Christian Women’s Connection is sponsoring a Wedding Fashion Brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 a.m.

Cost is $13.95 per person, and includes a complimentary nursery.

For reservations, call 484-2568 or 539-3898, by Sept. 18.

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.

Girl Scout Fest 2005

Come join the fun at Girl Scout Fest 2005 on Saturday, Sept. 24, from noon to 4:00 p.m., at the ODU Constant Convocation Center.

Over 50 museum and community exhibits and hands-on activities will be there for the entire family.

Launch rockets with NASA, see Mad Science theater perform on stage, jump in a moonwalk and more.

Admission is $3 at the door; free for kids four and under.

No charge for parking.

The event is sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center at WB-TV 33.

For more information, visit www.gsccc.org or call 547-4405.

Chuckatuck VFD Fish Fry

The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department is having a fish fry on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 on the day of the event.

Filet of fish, potatoes, cole slaw, hush puppies and iced tea will be the fare.

Tickets are available through many ways: at Saunders Supply, Kelly’s Nursery, Kitty’s Beauty Salon, Fat Boys, Kirk Lumber Co., Farmers Feed and Seed, Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy, or by calling Tidewater Motorcycles (255-4200), Trophy World Inc. (595-7354), Aleck Winslow (255-4549 or 544-0919), or Vernon Gayle (255-4572 or 544-5839)

Help Wanted

The Suffolk Literacy Council needs volunteers to tutor adults in basic reading skills.

The next workshop is Sept. 26 and 27, and Oct. 3 and 4 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. each evening.

The workshops are held at Suffolk Christian Church at 216 North Main Street.

There is a $10 fee for books and materials.

To register or volunteer, call the Council’s office at 539-1524.

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.

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 keeping_hope_alive_in_95@yahoogroups.com, 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.

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.

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 wanda@wcross2264@aol.com.

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, clvod@aol.com or Phillissia (Robertson) Clinton at 484-0353, Optasia@msn.com

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@

558-0411.

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

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.