Giving back to community keeps 72-year-old going

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 3:12 pm

One 72-year-old Hanover resident doesn’t let his age slow him down one bit. Jack Luck, who is semi-retired but still a partner at Luck Chevrolet, dedicates as much as time as he can giving back to the community. “My wife says I need to slow down,” Luck said. “But it keeps you going.”

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  • Veterans saluted at annual ceremony

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Jack King, a Vietnam War veteran who served with the United States Air Force, offers a salute during Tuesday’s Veterans Day ceremony in Hanover.

    A rifle salute split the warm November air Tuesday as crowds gathered to pay tribute during Hanover’s annual Veterans Day ceremony at Wayside Park. Jack Ward, co-founder of the Hanover Veterans Committee, began the ceremony promptly at 2 p.m., noting the importance of being on time to military personnel.

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  • Retiree responds to local need in Hanover

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    David Goodwin makes sure a plank is straight at a Hanover Habitat for Humanity job site at Bailey Woods, the group’s first subdivision in the county.

    After 61-year-old David Goodwin retired from the computer science industry in 2010, he decided to fill his time with more than just doing yard work or tending to his garden. Instead, Goodwin dedicates a lot of his free time to volunteering with local non-profit organizations and charities and giving back to the Hanover community.

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Hanover’s volunteer coaches could undergo fingerprinting

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Tuesday night, Hanover School Board members grappled over whether they should require individuals helping out with sports teams to receive a fingerprint check in addition to the division’s current background check procedure for volunteer coaches.

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  • HYSC collects 4,550 items from school supply drive

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks to the generosity of the Hanover community, local students started school with new backpacks, markers, notebooks and much more. The Hanover Youth Service Council’s (HYSC) 17th annual school supply drive collected over 4,550 school supplies. An additional 43 zipper binders were donated thanks to a grant provided by the Youth Philanthropy Project. The collected school supplies were sorted and distributed to all of Hanover’s public schools. Supplies were also

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  • Supporting roles that keep Hanover schools going

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Top left, going clockwise: Janitor Ava Tunstall, bus driver Michelle Woods, cafeteria manager Tonda Pasowicz and crossing guard Denise Franklin all play supporting roles for the Hanover school system.

    Usually, top school administrators and officials are the ones in the limelight, but not all of the individuals that help keep the schools running make it there. With the new school year starting Sept. 2, the Herald-Progress spoke with four of the division’s key people; without people like them jobs such as keeping the buildings clean, preparing and serving food and transporting children to and from school could not be accomplished.

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Shoeboexs on display

Church News week of November 20, 2014

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:21 pm

First Baptist Church, Ashland First Baptist Church, Ashland, has collected 2,562 shoeboxes for the shoeboxes ministry. These and many other shoeboxes from other churches will be distributed around the world for needy children. (Photo by John Irby)   Winn’s Baptist Church Winn’s Baptist Church will be host for a gospel music concert Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Ministering to us with their music will be Smokey Wilson and Masters

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  • Heavenly Creations Arts & Crafts show features Stephen Dalton

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Steven Dalton - Heavenly Creations

    Stephen Dalton is an artist who will be selling his art next weekend at the Heavenly Creations Arts and Crafts Show at St. James the Less Episcopal Church (125 Beverly Road) in Ashland Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. He’s been making mixed-media jewelry, paper, and epoxy jewelry for more than 20 years under the name “Half-Baked Ideas Jewelry.”

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  • Ashland pastor practices what she preaches

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Kendra Swager, at left, of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, on a mission trip in Guatemala with Corinne Luck. Swager has helped launch local initiatives to help the needy in the local community, as well. (contributed photo)

    Naturally, as a reverend Kendra Swager stays fairly busy. But, when she’s not delivering her Sunday sermon, Swager leads various programs at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church aimed at helping the less fortunate in Hanover County.

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EWL offering free health, cancer screenings for qualified women

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm

The Chickahominy Health District, the district serving Hanover, is offering free mammograms and Pap tests to eligible women. The Every Woman’s Life (EWL) health program is administered by the Virginia Department of Health. EWL provides access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings and other diagnostic services for low income and uninsured or underinsured women. The program is provided to help detect early stages of cancer and increase survival chances

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  • New health program provides free cancer screenings for women

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Every Woman’s Life (EWL) is a public health program administered by the Virginia Department of Health. This program provides access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services for low-income and uninsured or underinsured women. EWL provides free routine screening services that include a mammogram and Pap test, as well as diagnostic services and treatment if needed, for women ages 40-64. Diagnostic services are provided for women ages

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  • American Legion Post 175, McGuire VA Medical Center co-host Outreach Forum

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    McGuire’s Rural Health team partners with community organizations to enhance healthcare services to Veterans living in rural communities Thursday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8700 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville. VA staff members will be available to provide information on how to access Veterans healthcare benefits and provide guidance on other Veteran-related issues, such as: Disability Compensation, Pensions, Women’s Veterans Health, Crisis Prevention, Survivor Benefits, and how

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