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Traci Walters, former gymnastics coach at the Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and is currently receiving hospice care at her home.
As a show of support for their former coach, the girls at Roanoke Academy “flocked” for Traci during the month of August, concluding their ambushes with pink plastic flamingo lawn ornaments on Labor Day.
Misty Hodges shares these photos from the summer.
“Traci is upbeat and enthusiastic. Tammy [Morstad, who began Flocking for Traci] wanted to find something that matched her personality,” Hodges said. “She’s put up a very valiant fight. It hasn’t slowed her down.”
“She’s given so much to the community; it’s nice to see the community respond so warmly,” Hodges continued.
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On Saturday morning, September 24, members of the Cave Spring and Back Creek wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints spent several hours at the administrative offices of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia, located on 9th Street in Vinton, as part of the Day of Service.
The Back Creek ward helped to work on the exterior of the building, painting picnic tables and adding chain link to the existing wrought iron fence in order to bring it up to code.
The Cave Spring ward worked indoors where they cleaned covers on the overhead florescent lights, cleaned the kitchen and repainted the bathroom.
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Two area students cast in Longwood Theatre production
Sarah Anglim, a 2008 graduate of Cave Spring High School , and Danny Byrd, a 2011 graduate of Faith Christian School, will perform on stage in Longwood Theatre’s production of “Juno and the Paycock” by Sean O’Casey. The tragic comedy runs for two weekends, Sept. 29 through Oct. 9.
Sarah, who will perform on stage in “Juno and the Paycock” as Needle Nugent, also showed her talent in The Threepenny Opera, “Our Town” and “0-60, Longwood’s Ten-Minute Play Festival.” She is a LU senior Theatre major and the daughter of William and Cindy Anglim of Roanoke.
Danny, a LU freshman Theatre student, will debut on stage in supporting roles in “Juno and the Paycock.” He is the son of David and Martie Byrd of Roanoke.
Submitted by Longwood University.
Read more about Juno and the Paycock after the jump.
All six candidates up for Roanoke County Supervisor seats plan to take part in a forum tonight hosted by the Roanoke Tea Party.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the county administration building, on Bernard Drive in southwest county.
Chip Tarbutton, the Roanoke Tea Party president, plans to moderate.
Tarbutton will pitch each candidates the same questions and allow them three minutes to respond.
We weren’t able to get in touch with Tarbutton this week about what he may ask, but hot county topics have been the business development of South Peak, wind energy policies and the Chick-Fil-A vs. Bojangles battle in Salem (Candidate Stan Seymour owns the latter business). Also, members of the tea party have asked the Board of Supervisors repeatedly this year to cut ties with ICLEI, a sustainability initiative.
Listeners from all political backgrounds are welcome to the forum and the questions will be fair, says a post on the Roanoke Tea Party’s blog.
The supervisor candidates in the Cave Spring district include incumbent Charlotte Moore, an independent, Republican George Assaid and independent Stan Seymour. In the Catawba district, there’s independent Butch Church, the current chair of the supervisors’ board, Republican David Drake and independent Carter Turner.
Reporter Katelyn Polantz will have live coverage of the forum on Twitter. Follow her @kpolantz
Kristen Humphries, wife of Trooper Kevin W. Humphries (my brother) held a Memorial Golf tournament in South Hill at the South Hill country club this past weekend. Kevin was a Trooper in Roanoke and passed away after a stroke on his 30th birthday last August.
Kevin was a graduate of Cave Spring High School and lived in SW county with Kristen and their daughter Kinsley where they still live now. I live in the CSHS area myself. I helped with the tournament that hosted 64 golfers and raised over $5000 for Kevin’s memorial fund and the American Heart Association.
Shown in the picture is me (Amy Humphries Askew) on the left and Kristen Humphries.
Shown in the picture with the sign is Graelyn Askew (left) (my daughter and Kevin’s Niece) and Kinsley Humphries (right) (daughter of Kevin and Kristen)
This was the first annual tournament and is currently being planned again for sometime next fall.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 the Roanoke Catholic Celtics defeated their cross town rival, the North Cross Raiders. The Celtics won the first game 25-17 and the second game 25-18. The Raiders came back and took the third game 25-22, but the Celtics finished the match with the score of 25-22 in the fourth game. The Celtics were led by Mairin Guilfoyle, with 20 kills for the night and 18 digs. Ava Perez had and outstanding 43 assists for the night and Amie Scott added a strong 11 kills and Anne Deer anchored the back row with 12 digs and 40 serve receives.
Submitted by Jason Hannah, Roanoke Catholic Athletic Director
“Free Sale” may be a contradiction in terms but that is exactly what Penn Forest Christian Church is hosting on Oct 1st from 8 AM to 12 PM. To understand what a free sale is, think of it as a yard sale where, rather than purchasing the items you find, you are free to take what you need.
The principle comes from the New Testament where the early church was willing to openly share their possessions with the needy among them. Some even sold property that they didn’t need and brought the proceeds in for disbursement. Then the Bible tells us that “it was distributed to anyone as he had need” (Acts 4:35). The free sale is not necessarily on that grade of scale but it does provide an opportunity for people to share with others less fortunate than themselves.
In this economic climate there are many who are hurting but there are also those who have more than they really need and are in a position to help others. The free sale provides an avenue for you to bring those items you may no longer use, no longer need or even things you may have a duplicate of and willingly share them with some who may have a present need. It also provides an avenue for exchange as you not only share your abundance but may also benefit from the abundance of another
If you have items that you would like to donate they can be dropped off at Penn Forest Christian Church, 3028 Penn Forest Blvd, Roanoke, on Sept 26-29, from 9 AM to 3 PM and Friday night Sept 30th, from 6:30-8:00 PM. The free sale itself will be held in the Family Life Center at the church with the doors opening to the public at 8 AM sharp on Saturday, Oct 1st.
If you would like to volunteer in setting up or monitoring the event or would like more information, you can contact the church office at 774-2445, Monday-Wednesday from 8 AM to 3 PM or Friday from 8 AM to Noon.
Submitted by Mark Sowder, Minister to Students and Children
Here is a homecoming picture of Shannon Craighead (homecoming queen) and Lauren Sledd from Cave Spring High School homecoming.
Submitted by Carol Sledd Hall
MORE FROM CAVE SPRING HOMECOMING:
* Photos from the parade
* Photos from the parade and the game
* Paparazzi photos from the homecoming dance
* Sandra DeWitt shares photos from Cave Spring homecoming
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