The gift of life
During the testing to become a kidney donor, Pastor Mike Cook of Philippi Christian Church in Deltaville learned that those who donate a kidney will be at the top of the list to receive a new one if their remaining kidney fails. “I’m a club member,” said Pastor Mike, whose agreeable attitude shines through. “There is no evidence that people who donate live shorter lives.” Statistically, he’s more likely to die in a car crash, Pastor Mike added.
‘Meet the Artist’ at Café Arts in Urbanna
Well-known artists Wanda Hollberg, Jacquie Colligan, Hank Roden, Ginny Sawkins, LaJean Browning-Smith, Peter Keen, Kelsey Robusto, Anna Pomaska, Candie Newman and others will exhibit at Café Arts in Urbanna this Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, in the historic Taylor Hardware building at 51 Cross Street.
Finding an angel
There are friends, and then there are true friends. Betty Chenowith of Deltaville, whose kidneys have failed, recently found out just how many true friends she has. Twenty years ago, Chenowith was told she had kidney problems. The doctor even told her to put her affairs in order.
The rest of the story: Rock’s roots
Thanks to Southside Sentinel reader Tom Feigum of Hartfield, a little-known fact about early rock-and-roll history came to light recently. Feigum said the Sentinel story about the death of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens in a plane crash brought back memories of “the day the music died”—Feb. 3, 1959.