Chester Baptist packages over 20,000 meals

On Saturday, May 10, around 70 Chester Baptist Church parishioners packaged 20,088 meals for Stop Hunger Now’s meal packaging program. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that distribution food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world.

Friends of the Library welcome Marc Leepson May 22

A vibrant speaker, a lively gathering, an hors d’oeuvres and wine reception for members. All are expectations for the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library’s Annual Meeting to be held at the extraordinary Meadowdale Library, on Thursday, May 22.

Weekly calendar

Senior Idol Competition. 7 p.m. Victory Tabernacle Church of God, 11700 Genito Rd. Midlothian., featuring talented seniors, ranging from ventriloquist, clowning act and vocal performances. Contestants will vie for the 2014 Senior Idol title along with cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100. Tickets $10 are available by calling 804-706-9198. All profits benefit The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield.

Students respond, benefit from after-school program

“My favorite day of the week is Wednesday,” said Debbie Bailey, beaming a wide smile. Bailey, an eighth-grade Civics and Economics teacher at G.W. Carver Middle School, spends her Wednesdays hanging out with her students who live in the Broadwater community in an afterschool program in the community’s clubhouse.

Annual BBQ cook-off is May 8

The annual barbeque cook-off competition presented by the Rotary Club of Chester will have some stiff competition among the entries with local favorites Sibley’s Bar-B-Que and Brocks Bar-B-Que battling for first place and beating out the reigning champ from last year’s cook-off – Bigs BBQ.

The Lost Charter of Chesterfield County

Little known is a story of the original county charter given to the people of Chesterfield County way back in 1749. At the time it was written, the colonies were under the rule of King George III and the English law was absolute.

EAGLE: Scout stabalizes livestock shelter

Did you know that the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter takes in livestock? They do. They have a small livestock shelter for all temporary housing for all types of livestock from pigs to horses. They have even sheltered llamas there for a short period of time.