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11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from all of the staff of the Cumberland Today. We are the very thankful to have you as our readers. We hope everyone has a safe and harmonious holiday with plenty of good food. And a prayer and special thank you to all of the men and women who are working so hard today to keep us safe, whether they’re right down the road or serving in a foreign land.

Cumberland County Public Library
11/26/2019

Cumberland County Public Library

We're looking for a new design for our 2019 Christmas Tree Lighting event program! All children (ages PreK to grade 4) are invited to participate in our Christmas Art Contest. Designs must be turned in at the library by noon on December 6, 2019, to be considered. See the photo for contest rules. The official entry forms are available at the library or may be requested by email to [email protected]. Looking forward to seeing your child's creation!

Cumberland County Public Library
11/25/2019

Cumberland County Public Library

We have three (3) angels left on our Angel Tree. Won't you help a child have a good Christmas by coming in and picking up an angel this year? Unwrapped gifts are due back to the library by December 3 in order to get them to the Christmas Mother by their deadline. Thanks in advance for your help!

11/25/2019

It's Monday so we need to get serious again and ask the important questions. Who has already started decorating for Christmas and who will not so much as touch tinsel until after Thanksgiving?

Cumberland County Public Library
11/23/2019

Cumberland County Public Library

Come in and check out the books we have for sale! We're adding new books every week. For more information, call (804) 492-5807.

11/22/2019

We are not doing a story. We just know there are moments in history that stay with people their whole lives. Today marks the 56th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. If you were alive and can remember it, where were you that day and can you remember your reaction to hearing about, or possibly even seeing, his death?

Cumberland County Public Schools, VA
11/21/2019

Cumberland County Public Schools, VA

CCES and CMS Thanksgiving Feasts! #iamcucps

Cumberland County Public Library
11/20/2019

Cumberland County Public Library

The Cumberland County Public Library wants to help you with your Christmas list this year! We have a wide variety of gift items on display for our Stuff Your Stockings Raffle. Tickets are available for $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be held on Saturday, December 14, at 1 PM during our Holiday Open House. You don't have to be present to win!

Bear Creek Lake State Park
11/20/2019

Bear Creek Lake State Park

Come out to the park on Nov. 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. and request a ranger for a program. There will be a menu of programs for you to select from. There must be a minimum of three people per program.
For more information, please call 804-492-4410 or visit https://vasp.fun/2KBJPab

Cumberland County Public Library
11/18/2019

Cumberland County Public Library

Is your resume not getting the traction you want in your job search? Do you need to update your work history? Let us help you get your resume ready to be noticed!

Our Resume Bootcamp is this evening from 5:30 - 7:30 PM here at the library. We'll discuss the types of resumes and the information that makes your experience stand out among other applicants. Call to register: (804) 492-5807.

Cumberland County Public Library
11/11/2019

Cumberland County Public Library

Join us for a free Thanksgiving movie on Wednesday afternoon beginning at 4 PM! Registration is required as space is limited.

Cumberland County Public Library
11/10/2019

Cumberland County Public Library

The Cumberland County Public Library will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019, for Veterans Day. The library will re-open on Tuesday, November 12, at 9 AM. Please use the dropbox at the back of the building for any items you wish to return while the library is not open. Thanks!

Backpacks of Love, Inc.
11/06/2019
Backpacks of Love, Inc.

Backpacks of Love, Inc.

Needing Peanut Butter.... Please see the list of drop off places as we need about 2000 jars to make it through the holidays! Thank you!

11/05/2019

The polls have been open a little over two hours. Who has voted today?

Cumberland County Public Library
11/05/2019

Cumberland County Public Library

Attention all veterans: Cumberland County Elementary School is hosting a Veteran's Breakfast at 9 AM on November 11. Students will entertain the veterans with patriotic songs. All veterans are invited. No RSVP required.

11/03/2019

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour tonight. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep if you can.

NHTSA
10/28/2019

NHTSA

Protect those who protect you. #MoveOver when you see emergency personnel on the side of the road. #FirstRespondersDay

Virginia State Police
10/26/2019

Virginia State Police

#Virginia #AMBERAlert CANCELLED: Missing Louisa County Juvenile Safely Located; Abductor in Custody

The Louisa County Sheriff's Office is searching for Isabel S. Hicks, 14, who is believed to be in extreme danger and was last seen at her residence in Bumpass, Virginia on (Monday) October 21, 2019 at 1 a.m.

Isabel is 4'11 and weighs 120 lbs. She has blond hair and blue eyes.

She is believed to have been abducted by Bruce William Lynch, 33. He is 5'10 in height, with brown hair and brown eyes. He weighs 195 lbs.

They may be traveling in a 2003 Toyota Matrix with Virginia license plate: VEM-9071.

Call 911 or the Louisa County Sheriff's Office at 540-967-1234.

Cumberland County Public Library
10/18/2019

Cumberland County Public Library

We're telling ghost stories on Monday, October 21, at the Cumberland County Public Library. Come at 4 PM for stories, games, fun and food! Registration is required, as space is limited. Hope to see you there!

10/16/2019

Where in Cumberland does your family like to trick or treat? For that matter, if there are any churches, groups, etc. holding events open to the community, feel free to share.

Virginia Department of Transportation
10/11/2019

Virginia Department of Transportation

DYK: #ColumbusDay weekend is one of the deadliest on #Virginia roads. Last year, 13 people were killed and 734 were injured in traffic crashes.

This weekend, make sure you:
🚗buckle up
📱avoid driving distracted (phone down, eyes up)
🚨don't drink and drive

#SafteyFirst #VDOT VirginiaDMV NHTSA Virginia State Police

Cumberland County Public Library
10/10/2019

Cumberland County Public Library

Are you interested in writing? Join us on Monday for a spooky journal decorating party! See the photo for more information.

Note: Journals do not have to be decorated for Halloween. Other decorations will be available.

10 things the library wishes you knewContributed ReportLibraries are great resources for everyone and the staff at the C...
10/02/2019
Cumberland County Public Library Good books, great folks!

10 things the library wishes you knew
Contributed Report
Libraries are great resources for everyone and the staff at the Cumberland County Public Library wants to make sure you know everything that’s available to you right here in the local community.
1. The library is always adding new and popular DVDs to their adult and children’s collections. Why pay to watch movies or learn something new when you can watch them for free?
2. The library receives approximately 30 magazines. There are magazines for children, hunters, crafters, and history, and animal lovers. The library also receives Consumer Reports, Writer’s Digest, National Geographic, the large print version of Reader’s Digest, Better Homes & Gardens and Good Housekeeping and subscribes to both the Farmville Herald and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
3. The library adds to its audiobook collection regularly. With both fiction and non-fiction titles available on CDs (as well as selections for children and young adults), you are sure to find an author or a series you will enjoy.
4. The library offers adult-led children’s programs throughout the year as well as a summer reading program for the whole family when school is out. For pre-school children, there is Mother Goose on the Loose (10 to 11 a.m.) and Story Time with Ellie Mae (11 a.m. to noon) offered on Wednesdays. There are also learning toys and two computers with educational games for children at the library.
5. The library has computers and Chromeboxes for public use that access the internet and free wireless access available to patrons on-site.
6. The library also helps provide consumer access to help for issues on the federal level. An aide to Congressman Denver Riggleman is on site and available on the third Tuesday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To meet with her, drop by during the hours listed.
7. In addition to print services at the library, you can also have copies made, send or receive faxes, and have items laminated or scanned. Contact the library for pricing.
8. The library offers free educational opportunities – including online programs you can use at home – and all you’ll ever need is a library card. The Cumberland People’s University are DVD-driven university-level courses from The Great Courses. Online learning programs include Universal Class, with over 500 free courses on a variety of subjects, and Rocket Languages, which allows patrons to learn any one of 15 available languages. In addition, databases are available on job skills and interviewing, ebooks and practice tests for most tests (including the SAT and ASVAB), and assistance with needed car repairs at ChiltonLibrary.com.
9. The library has a genealogical section and offers on-site access to the Ancestry.com website. The Local History section has many books and items available on county families, schools, churches, etc., that can be used at the library for research.
10. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Cumberland County Public Library depends upon donations and fundraisers to help fund new programs and activities and continue existing ones. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent that they are allowed by law. In addition, the library also sells items removed from its collections through book sales and recycles empty inkjet cartridges.
The Cumberland County Public Library is open six days a week at 1539 Anderson Highway in Cumberland. For more information about the library and its services, call 804-492-5807, visit the library’s website at http://www.cumberlandcountypubliclibrary.org/, or check out the page at https://www.facebook.com/ccplva/.

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Bear Creek Lake State Park
09/23/2019

Bear Creek Lake State Park

It's officially fall y'all, when the leaves say "Let's party!"

(Pictured: Bear Creek Lake)

09/22/2019
Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department

Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department

9/21/19 @ 1638: Cumberland VFD & Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department Company 4 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 200 block of Putney Rd. Units arrived to find moderate smoke throughout the home and a small fire in the utility room.
Fire was extinguished, room was overhauled and home was ventilated. One person was treated on scene by Cumberland EMS for smoke inhalation. Units operated on scene for about one hour before returning to service.

Engine 24, Tanker 22, Tanker 23 & Utility 25 responded.

Cumberland County Public Schools, VA
09/20/2019

Cumberland County Public Schools, VA

Middle school students get busy in the shop!

Bear Creek Lake State Park
09/18/2019

Bear Creek Lake State Park

Join us on September 21, 2019 at 10 a.m. for our basic archery program. Bows and arrows have long been a part of human culture and a part of how we relate to the natural world. Take your best shots, and get tips on how to shoot better.
The equipment is not suitable for children under eight years of age. $5.00 per person, family rates available. Limited spaces are available so advance registration is required through the Park Office.
For more information, please call 804-492-4410 or visit https://vasp.fun/2MZ2L5x

09/18/2019
Powhatan State Park

There is a nice photo of Bear Creek Lake State Park among the winners.

Drum-roll please ... here are the winners of our I Love Virginia State Parks Photo Contest. Find the complete list of winners here: https://vasp.fun/2LPpn5H

Powhatan County Public Library
09/17/2019
Powhatan County Public Library

Powhatan County Public Library

This weekend (September 21-22) is Time Traveler's Weekend. Nineteen Richmond area historic sites will have free admission to "time-travelers" who present their Time Traveler's Passport.

Click the link below to see what historic sites are participating and download a passport.

Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department
09/12/2019

Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department

(Overnight) 9/12/19 @ 0531: CVFD dispatched for a report of fire coming from a house in the 60 block of Northfield Rd.
Units arrived to find fire coming from the basement and extending into the first floor and attic. Quick knockdown was made by crews. Occupant was not home at the time of the fire. Engine 24 Tanker 22 & Tanker 23 responded. Macon Dist Vol Fire Dept - Co 3 & Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department Company 4 responded to assist.

Bear Creek Lake State Park
09/04/2019

Bear Creek Lake State Park

Join us on September 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. as we take a float as day turns into twilight, and the night arises. No canoe experience necessary, and all equipment is provided.
The tour is not recommended for children under six years old. Registration in advance at the Park Office is required. The fee is $6.00 per person. Family rates are available. For safety reasons, this tour is fair weather dependent, and no rain dates are scheduled.
For more information, please call 804-492-4410 or visit https://vasp.fun/2ZGJDPQ

Discover Powhatan
08/30/2019

Discover Powhatan

Free workshop on selling to the Commonwealth, Counties and Cities on September 6th. Learn how to become SWaM and Micro Business certified!

Register here: https://bit.ly/2L4oyaj

08/21/2019
Cumberland Historical Society

Cumberland Historical Society

This Saturday, the 24th, come to the Antique Truck and Car Show at the Hamilton School. Entries are $10 each and general admission in $5. There will be food, you can tour the old school and see the old automobiles from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A fun day for young and old!!!!

On Aug. 17 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1000 block of Avatar Court...
08/17/2019

On Aug. 17 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1000 block of Avatar Court in Powhatan County in reference to a report of a missing juvenile who ran away sometime during the night. The missing juvenile’s family reported that they discovered 14-year-old Joni Rene Bradley missing from her bedroom at approx. 11 a.m. on Aug. 17. They had last seen her at the residence at approximately 10 p.m. on Aug. 16. It also appears that she staged her bed to make it look like she was still in it and then left through a window in her bedroom. It is possible that she may have been in contact with someone through social media. Joni Rene Bradley is a 14-year-old white female, 5’3” tall, 134lbs, with pink and purple hair, and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a skull on it and black leggings. She also wears white, blue, or purple beaded bracelets. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Joni Rene Bradley should contact the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 598-5656 or Powhatan Crime Solvers at (804) 403-4357.

UPDATE: Joni Rene Bradley has been located and is being transported back to her family at this time.

On Aug. 17 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1000 block of Avatar Court in Powhatan County in reference to a report of a missing juvenile who ran away sometime during the night. The missing juvenile’s family reported that they discovered 14-year-old Joni Rene Bradley missing from her bedroom at approx. 11 a.m. on Aug. 17. They had last seen her at the residence at approximately 10 p.m. on Aug. 16. It also appears that she staged her bed to make it look like she was still in it and then left through a window in her bedroom. It is possible that she may have been in contact with someone through social media. Joni Rene Bradley is a 14-year-old white female, 5’3” tall, 134lbs, with pink and purple hair, and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a skull on it and black leggings. She also wears white, blue, or purple beaded bracelets. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Joni Rene Bradley should contact the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 598-5656 or Powhatan Crime Solvers at (804) 403-4357.

Friends of Cumberland County Animal Control - Virginia
08/16/2019

Friends of Cumberland County Animal Control - Virginia

Update - transferred to Richmond SPCA!
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DO YOU RECOGNIZE ME?

This handsome fellow was picked up on 8/12/19 on RT 60 close to the Buckingham line. No collar, tags, or microchip. He's a very sweet boy!

If you know where he calls home, please contact the shelter at 804-492-3076.

Friends of Cumberland County Animal Control - Virginia
08/16/2019

Friends of Cumberland County Animal Control - Virginia

Update - transferred to Richmond SPCA!
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DO YOU RECOGNIZE ME?

This handsome fellow was picked up on 8/12/19 on RT 60 close to the Buckingham line. No collar, tags, or microchip. He's a very sweet boy!

If you know where he calls home, please contact the shelter at 804-492-3076.

Stay weather aware today.
08/13/2019

Stay weather aware today.

***THIS IS OUTDATED INFORMATION! PLEASE REFER TO OUR LATEST POST***

[9:28 AM] Latest update from the Storm Prediction Center: The Enhanced Risk has been expanded slightly further to the east. We still believe the main risks will be the damaging wind gust and the potential for a few tornadoes. Timing is still on track for this afternoon through tonight. Stay weather aware!

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