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109 Market Drive
Emporia, VA 23847

2 Family Yard Sale - Fridaty and Saturday, October 24 & 25, 8:30 am - 310 Southampton St.,Lots of hunting clothes, boots and hunting supplies.  Household items, furniture, glassware (some vintage), tow straps,  knic knacks, Biker shirts, large men's clothing and women's clothing,small tv, odds and ends. More items coming Saturday.

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Muddy Waters Makes Donation

Submitted by Lee Seymour

On behalf of Muddy Water Riding Club, Lee Seymour donates a check to Nancy Turner for Family Violence Protection/Sexual Assault Unit of Emporia. Every year at Christmas I am blessed with your help to take many under-privileged children shopping, but this year I need your help with something a little different. The "Kids & Cop's" shopping will be held too, thanks to your previous donations. There is almost enough money in the account to accommodate the event this year. There is no need to keep a surplus amount in the account. I highly encourage you to support another program that I am a volunteer for and it is close to my heart. I had no idea the amount of families they serve in a years time until I became a volunteer. These dedicated women, men, staff and volunteers are on call 24/7, 365 days a year. The FVSAU is a program that assists over 500 victims a year that have been involved in domestic violence and/or sexual assault cases. The program is made up of a few staff members and a lot of volunteers, including myself. They operate strictly on grants and donations. They offer counseling, support groups, court and hospital accompaniment, safety planning, financial assistance, shelter, transportation and 24 hour crisis intervention, just to name a few. The majority of the women and men (yes, men) they assist in getting out of domestic situations have jobs but make just enough to get by. Every year the FVSAU assists many families with providing school supplies, clothing, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, Santa shopping and assistance with increased heating bills for the winter. The funding and assistance for FVSAU is less each year and those in need just keeps growing. Your donations will help them to continue helping the many ones that desperately need help. Please make a donation in the amount that you can spare for those in need. You can get the money to me or to you can donate directly at the event on October 27th at 5:30 pm under Pavilion at Veteran's Memorial Park located behind the post office on Main Street. We would like to invite you to attend this event and learn more in honor of October being "Domestic Violence Awareness Month!" What we do is help people get a fresh start from violence! Make your check payable to Family Violence Sexual Assault Unit or FVSAU and mail to: Lee Seymour, 115 Shore Dr., Emporia, Virginia. 23847 or call me at 434–430–5000 and I will gladly pick up your donations. All donations are tax deductible! Merry Christmas and "Thanks" to you all for helping make life a little easier for those that need us!


Forth Graders Study Weather

Recently, the students in the fourth grade at GES studied about weather.  Students learned about different clouds and storms, some of the instruments used for measuring and predicting the weather, and about meteorologist.  As a way to demonstrate their knowledge, students created projects on the various topics.  The projects came in many forms, from posters and models, to creating slide presentations and videos on the computers.  Pictured are some of the students and teachers in the fourth grade, as well as a small sampling of the projects.

Obituary-John Carlton Butler

John Carlton Butler, 80, of Emporia died on October 23, 2014.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Butler and son-in-law Kerry Dawson Mitchell.  He is survived by his wife, Katheryn Epps Butler; daughter, Cathy Mitchell; and grandson, John Dawson Jordan Mitchell.  Visitation will be Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 6-8pm at Echols Funeral Home Chapel.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Monumental United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Monumental United Methodist Church.  Condolences may be sent to


Emporia, VA – In recognition of National Healthcare Facilities and Engineering Week, October 19 – 25, 2014, Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) would like to thank the Engineering Department staff for the important role they play in keeping the hospital safe and operational. 

A vital part of the healthcare team, the engineering staff at SVRMC work in all areas of the hospital including building and grounds, plant operations, design and construction, safety, security and clinical engineering.  In addition to keeping the facility efficient and operational, they make sure there is power, running water and a safe and comfortable healing environment for patients, physicians, visitors and staff.  Without this dedicated team, it would be impossible to provide for the health needs of the community.

National Healthcare Facilities and Engineering Week, which is observed annually during the fourth week in October, is sponsored by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association.  For more information on ASHE, go to


Free Workshop but Must Pre-Register

Diabetes: Making Sense of All the Numbers!

This program will focus on the problems associated with uncontrolled blood sugar and the most common treatments. We will also discuss the goals of Diabetes treatment as recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

When: October 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: Southside Virginia Community College
John J. Cavan Workforce Development Center
109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA 23821

Pre-registration required by contacting Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026 or

Presented by:

Chris Buchanan, owner of Smith’s Pharmacy in Kenbridge, Virginia, has been helping pharmacy customers with their medication needs since 1999. He    attended Virginia Tech then went on to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Pharmacy. Rebecca Reitz has been with Smith’s Pharmacy for 10 years. She attended       Virginia Commonwealth University for her undergraduate courses and pharmacy school.


Brunswick Academy Wears Pink

Brunswick Academy had a "Wear Pink Day" on Thursday, October 16th in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Students, Faculty, and Staff dressed in pink to support the cause and promote finding a cure.  Shown are Mrs. McLawhorn's First Grade Class and our Middle School students.


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SVCC to host Regional Job Fair

Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Development and Student Development Services is partnering with the Crater Business Services Team in sponsoring a Regional Job Fair on Tuesday, October 28th at the Southside Virginia Education Center in Emporia, VA.

The job fair is open to all job seekers from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Interested employers who have job vacancies should reserve a booth for this event by Friday, October 17th.  Employers who reserve a booth will be treated to a catered luncheon on the day of the event compliments of SVCC.  Employer luncheon space is limited.

Employers should contact Debra Smiley, Director of Workforce Development, to reserve a booth at 434-949-1060 or




Over 30 companies seeking employees will be under one roof on Tuesday, October 29, 2014 at the Southside Virginia Education Center in Emporia.  There will be 33 employers/agencies participating in this  Job Fair co-hosted by SVCC Workforce Development, SVCC Student Development and Crater Business Services Team.  Dress to impress and bring your resume to this event from  2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Following is a list of participants:

The Center for Child & Family Services - SVCC - Career Center - AmeriCare Plus - Transamerica Agency Network - Penmac - Virginia Employment Commission - First Citizens Bank - American Buildings - New Journey Family Services - Wilco Hess - Subway - Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center - AVON - Hampton Inn Emporia  - DOMINION POWER - Stage Stores, Inc (Peebles, Goodys) - Georgia Pacific - Mecklenburg County Public Schools - Georgia Pacific - Oran Safety Glass - Fedex Ground - ProLabor Temps (Toll Brothers) - VCU Community Memorial Hospital - Bojangles - Kaine Connects - GEO GROUP - Health Insurance Navigator - Marriott - Fastenal - Dish Network - Care Advantage - Personal Touch Home Care Services - Global Safety Textile - Greensville Correctional Center



Kaine Connects Event at SVCC Job Fair

Diane Kaufman will represent Senator Tim Kaine as she meets with constituents:

Emporia Kaine Connect

Tuesday October 28th, 2014 – 2:00AM-4:30PM


at the

Southside Virginia Education Center

1300 Greensville County Circle

Emporia, VA




VLAS to hold Wills Clinic for Seniors in Emporia

Low-income senior citizens in the cities of Emporia and Franklin and counties of Greensville, Sussex and Southampton will be able to obtain simple wills, powers of attorney and advance medical directives this fall. Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) will hold a Wills Clinic in partnership with the Richmond law firm Williams Mullen and local volunteer attorneys. The one day event will be held at the VLAS building at 412 South Main Street in Emporia from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. This will be by appointment only. Attorneys will provide simple wills, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives at no cost. The day is designed to provide low-income seniors with basic life planning documents.

Registration and prescreening for eligibility for this event is required and space is limited. Registration is required by November 1, 2014. For seniors interested in registering for the event or to find out more bout eligibility requirements, please call the Suffolk Office of VLAS at 800-539-3441, ext. 12, Monday through Friday from 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides legal information, advice and representation in civil cases to low-income individuals and families. Since 1977, VLAS has been the only institutional provider of such services in Central, Southside and Western Tidewater Virginia. VLAS attorneys and paralegals use legal skills to solve problems housing, access to health care, income and public benefits, family issues, consumer lending and assets. The VLAS mission is to resolve serious legal problems of low-income people, promote economic and family stability, reduce poverty through effective legal assistance, and to champion equal justice.


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