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 Friday, March 27, 2015
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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Last lecture in winter series is March 29
Dr. Peter Coogan will explore the world of George C. Marshall
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The final lecture in the Smith Mountain Lake winter series will be held Sunday, March 29 at the park's discovery center at 3 p.m.

Dr. Peter Coogan will explore the world of George C. Marshall, one of the most decorated military leaders in American history.

Marshall (1880-1959) was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He was named as chief of staff when World War II began in 1939, and he helped devise Operation Overlord in 1944.

After the war, Marshall came out of retirement to serve as President Harry Truman's secretary of state and the third secretary of defense. His economic recovery program for Europe became known as the Marshall Plan, and he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.

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MLC Kite Day

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Moneta Lions Club Youth Services Chairperson Gloria Guice coordinated the club's annual Kite Day with club President Lion Pat Bailey. Club members set up and distributed kites, aided in their construction and judged for best design and sportsmanship for local Scouts. They also served the children chili dogs with all the fixings.

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Garden Club fashion show set for April 8

The Moneta Garden Club's (MGC) annual fashion show on April 8 will support scholarships and nature camp for local youth.

The show and luncheon will be held April 8 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta at 12 p.m.

The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and punch will be served before lunch at noon.

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Birdhouse Winner

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At the Moneta Ruritan Club's spring spaghetti supper last Saturday, a Tom Smith decorative birdhouse was raffled off in support of the club's scholarship fund.  Above, Smith presents the lucky winner Dot Crossan with her prize. Each of Smith's handcrafted creations is made from locally reclaimed, antique materials.

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Gold Rotary Club Award Winner

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The Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake has received the Gold Club Award for Rotary Year 2014-2015 from Rotary District 7570. The club was presented the award at the annual Rotary District Conference at the Homestead Resort.

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SML State Park to host Easter event
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Members of the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park will host an Easter celebration at the park on Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m.

The members are filling 650 Easter eggs with goodies for the egg hunt, and they will help park interpreter Jet Lawler hide the eggs and manage a live rabbit, as well as a human sized rabbit, "Sunny Bunny."

The event will include crafts and a wagon hay ride.

For more information, call 540-297-6066.

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Sounds of Bluegrass plays for seniors
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The Sounds Of Bluegrass recently visited the Southside Senior Citizens group to entertain them prior to their monthly luncheon at the Moneta Rescue Squad Building.

The group consists of Tom Cook on bass, Ray Noel on banjo, Roger Snyder on guitar, Ralph Tartaglia on guitar, Paul Craghead on mandolin and Bobby Wheeler on fiddle.

The band played a variety of bluegrass and gospel tunes, which had the group singing, clapping along and dancing in the aisle.

The Southside Senior Citizens Association meets the second Wednesday of each month for a covered dish luncheon at the squad building. Call 540-297-6811 or 540-297-6798 for more information.

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What’s Coming Up on Lake and Land
Smith Mountain Lake Community Calendar


Halesford Baptist Church in Wirtz will present the community Easter drama, "The Cry of Christ," beginning today at 7 p.m. For other performance dates and times, visit or call 855-415-4447.

Author James Nagy will present his book "Smith Mountain Dam and Lake" at 2 p.m. at the Moneta - Smith Mountain Lake Library.


Coffee with a Ranger will be held at Booker T. Washington National Monument with Janet Blanchard on the life of Booker T. Washington from 10 to 11 a.m.


SML State Parks Friends will hold a winter lecture series "The World of George C. Marshall" from 3 to 4 pm. at the Discovery Center. Cost is $7. For more information, call 540-297-6066.


The celiac disease foundation Smith Mountain Lake support group will meet at 10 a.m. at Kroger at Westlake.

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