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Alyssa DiversLast week Lake Monticello resident Lynn Litchfield Divers heard her 10-year-old daughter Alyssa say to her younger daughter, Alexa, “I hope it won’t ever come to this, Lexie, but even if I die, you must remember that I love you.”

For any other 10-year-old such a statement would be written off as pre-teen melodrama, but for Alyssa, who was diagnosed last year with a rare bone cancer called osteosarcoma, it hits terrifyingly close to home.

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Children from the Open Door Christian School ran the bake sale.A bake sale was held on Saturday (June 2) in front of Mailbox Express  to benefit  Alyssa Divers.

Alyssa is in Texas fighting osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. The idea for the bake sale came from Tess McCormick, a student at Open Door Christian School, after she heard about Alyssa’s situation. When Tess and her classmates calculated the grand total of $1,586.50 they cheered. Add a comment

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Relay For Life logoTeams will gather at Fluvanna County High School’s Costello Stadium on Central Plains Road for an overnight Relay For Life from 4 p.m. on June 9 until 7 a.m. on June 10.

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As the weather keeps getting warmer and we are now at the end of spring and beginning of summer, ticks are becoming a problem. It’s important in our rural setting to understand a little more about ticks, since most of us will encounter at least one tick this season. This article was written to help you understand the life cycle of the tick, how the tick finds a host, what diseases ticks can carry and how to help prevent ticks on you and in your yard.

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Dustin PierceFluvanna County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Beals Lane, near Scottsville, to reports of multiple house burglaries and thefts from vehicles.

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