Chester Gap: Saying goodbye to a friend

It is with a heavy heart friends that I write of the passing of our own James Wines – better known as Jimmy to those who knew him.. Jimmy went home to be with the Lord on July 22. He was the son of the late Albert Wines and the surviving Ruby Wines.
Born and raised here in Chester Gap, where he made a life with his wife Debbie and raised three children Jennifer, Janie and J.D., Jimmy had a smile and hello for those he met and usually a quick joke or bit of wit as well.

Jimmy worked many years with his family and friends at the family’s Wines Construction, which is still spoken of as a local landmark to this day. While Jimmy unfortunately traveled through some trials and hardships in this world his underlying faith in Jesus was his bedrock. And, as pastors David Johnson and Jim Williams put it so well, if Jimmy could leave us with one last message it would be to search your own heart and make sure that you have found your own salvation and peace in the Lord Jesus Christ. So, while we here left behind are so very sad that Jimmy has left us to go on, we can rest assured that through our faith in Jesus we will see Jimmy again one day.

Work detail at CGVFD

There will be a work detail this Saturday (July 31) at the Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. The members will be replacing the retaining wall that extends from the front of the building and holds back the mountainside from washing out into the parking area. The new wall, much like the existing, will be constructed from treated railroad ties and rebar stakes. As one can imagine this will entail a lot of work and time as well as expense. Help is greatly needed and anyone wishing to pitch in should be at the station house by 8 a.m. Wear comfortable clothes that you won’t mind getting a little dirty. The work is expected to take all day so feel free to stop by and volunteer whatever time you might have throughout the day.