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A couple of vagabonds: Local couple visits all 50 states in 56 years

Between the sound of airplanes flying in and out of the Chesterfield County Airport a mile away and the 31-foot Winnebago pouting in the driveway, there’s hardly a day when the Barkers aren’t tempted to just up and go.

Four generations

Mary Sine, of Wilkesboro, N.C., spent her 81st birthday at the home of Lisa and Harvey Parks in Chesterfield. Shown is Mary surrounded with four generations of decedents.

Central High School held 55th class reunion in Chester

The 1956 graduating class of Central High School, formerly in Low Moor, Va., held their 55th class reunion in Chester on June 10-11, 2011, at the Chester Village apartments.

Woman suffrage and the poll tax

On July 10, 1902, a second Constitution was adopted by the Commonwealth. A Constitutional Convention had been convened over a year earlier, and taking a year to deliberate, established laws such as a poll tax and woman suffrage.

Weekly Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

Songs and Storytime with a Princess.  Ettrick-Matoaca Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Register by visiting library.chesterfield.gov or by calling 751-CCPL.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  “Tallgrass” by Sandra Dallas will be discussed.  Chester Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Details: 748-6314.

Group offers survivors of domestic violence support

Chesterfield County Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center hosts a free, on-going support group for survivors of domestic and sexual violence on Wednesdays, 1p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Voluntary water restrictions initiated in Chesterfield

In response to requests by the Appomattox River Water Authority, the Chesterfield County Department of Utilities is asking its customers to voluntarily conserve water by: