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Meherrin Regional Library urges families to sign up for Summer Reading Program

 

 

The Meherrin Regional Library System is gearing up for its annual Summer Reading Program, with registration beginning June 1st and events beginning June 29th.

This year’s theme is READING BY DESIGN. Preschoolers, Children, and Teens are all able to participate and win prizes by keeping track of books read during the summer. Participants will also be entered into drawings for reaching reading goals. Sign up options this year include a new online feature that participants can use to track reading and earn virtual badges.

Free events will be held each Thursday beginning June 29th, at 10:30 AM at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville, and at 2:00 PM at the W. E. Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia. This year’s events include magic shows, a smoothie making competition, Zumba, and a show featuring live animals. A Grand Finale celebration with prize drawings, awards, and refreshments will be held on August 3rd.

Monday Morning Movie showings will also be held at each branch at 10:30 AM beginning July 10th.

To learn more about Summer Reading at the library, please stop by or contact the Brunswick County Library at (434) 848-2418 x301, or Richardson Memorial Library at (434) 634-2539, or visit www.meherrinlib.org.

Innovations For Small Farmers Theme Of Annual USDA/VSU Field Day Thursday, June 15, 2017

Virginia State University’s College of Agriculture will hold its annual Agriculture Field Day on Thursday, June 15, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Randolph Farm, located at 4415 River Road, Petersburg.

Free and open to the public, the field day will highlight agricultural innovations for small farms. Small, limited-resource, urban and beginning farmers will be able to interact with USDA representatives about available resources, services and support. Participants will also be able to learn about the latest innovations and technology for small farmers from Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialists at VSU and other industry leaders.

Tour stops will feature information and demonstrations on:

• USDA resources for farm financing, risk management, advocacy and outreach, accepting SNAP EBT cards, and more

• Rain simulator demonstration from USDA Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
• Mobile meat processing unit, courtesy of Delaware State University Cooperative Extension
• Raising chickens and rabbits in backyards
• Berry production, management and marketing

• New equipment, tools and technology demonstrations, including drones
• Introduction to aquaculture practices and production
• Hops research and production
• High tunnel growing practices and specialty crops
• Hikes on the new nature trail at Randolph Farm

New this year will be a dedicated bilingual Small Farm Outreach program representative who will lead a guided walk through and translation services of the day's events in Spanish. Para más información en español, favor llamar a Mery Caldwell al número (804) 481-0425.

Register online at www.ext.vsu.edu.  

For more information, contact the Small Farm Outreach Program Office at (804) 524-5626. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach office at (804) 524-5626 /TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson, 58, of Emporia, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was the son of the late Benjamin F. Wilson, Jr. and Eunice Walton Wilson. He is survived by two sons, Joshua Wilson and girlfriend, Megan Gillespie and Joseph Wilson and wife, Brittany; daughter, Amanda Stone; sister, Wanda Wilson and husband, William Jordan; brother, Wayne Wilson and wife, Melanie and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 26 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at Pelham United Methodist Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com

Alfred Titus Hobbs, Jr.

Alfred Titus Hobbs, Jr. passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Alfred was born, and raised, in Emporia, VA.  He was 74 years old.  Since 1974, he has been a well-known building contractor in Emporia and the surrounding counties.  Alfred was very particular about his work and he took great pride in trying to satisfy each and every one of his customers.  He was an active member of Main Street Baptist Church and he was involved in numerous local charitable organizations.  He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Peggy, son Chris, daughter Sherri, step-son Chris, step-daughter Tara, their spouses, Stephanie, Juri, Susan and Joey and seven grandchildren, Bailey, Olivia, Claire, Jackson, Anna, Cooper, and Sloane.   He is also survived by his loving sister Peggy and her husband Ernest, his brother-in-law Kiser Robinson, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred T. Hobbs, Sr. and Lucy Bradley Hobbs, sisters Edla Hobbs Wray and Louise Hobbs Robinson.  A gathering of friends will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 25th at Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia, VA.  The funeral service will also be held at the church at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 26th.  A private graveside service will be held immediately following the funeral.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Main Street Baptist Church, 440 S Main St. Emporia, VA  23847 or the Emporia Greensville Humane Society, 113 Baker St., Emporia, VA  23847.  Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.  

Plan to Attend the Veteran's Support Group on June 13

VCU Massey Cancer Center’s  Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia is pleased to host monthly a Veteran’s support group every 2nd Tuesday at the Center, 221 North Main Street, Lawrenceville, Virginia  23868.  On June 13, 2017 at 10 am, Susan K. Spence, Veterans Service Representative from the Virginia Department of Veteran Services from the South Hill office will be present along with facilitator Mr. Jose A. Illa, a Transition Patient Advocate from Hunter Holmes McGuire Veteran Administrative Medical Center, Richmond, VA.  They will be available to all Veterans from Southside Virginia who need assistance regarding questions on benefits, applications, doctor’s appointments, transportation, etc. Veterans can receive interactive session in enrolling them in the HealtheVet program.  HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record designed for Veterans, active duty Service members, their dependents and caregivers. The HealtheVet helps Veterans partner with their health care team providing opportunities and tools to make informed decisions.  Among the newest features available to Veterans with a Premium Account include VA Notes.  These are clinical notes that your health care team records during your appointments or hospital stays.  Also available are your VA Immunization records, more detailed lab reports and a list of your current medical issues. These features are in addition to prescription refills, VA appointments and secure messaging.  All Veterans are welcome to attend.  If you need further information, please contact the Cancer Research and Resource Center, 221 North Main Street, Lawrenceville, Virginia  23868. Phone 434-532-8190 or email ttaylor37@vcu.edu.  The Center is funded by VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Tobacco Region Revitalization Region. Like us on Facebook. 

4 Ways For Busy Business Owners To Keep Up With Bookkeeping

“One thing an accountant hates to see coming is a client with a box,” Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Analyst Kim Ray says.

Ray operated her own accounting business for 12 years before coming to SBDC and experienced those clients first hand. “When an accountant sees a box, the bill goes up,” she says with a smile.

Accountants are paid by the hour, she adds, and going through a year’s worth of receipts takes time.

Ray, who received her MBA from Virginia Tech in 2004, currently advises new and prospective business owners in Farmville’s SBDC office. One of the first things she tells her clients is to make time for record keeping.

“A lot of small business owners are so busy keeping up with the primary focus of their business that they don’t have time to do the administrative work,” Ray says.

The regimented nature of accounting, she adds, is also not appealing to everyone.

“There are a lot of rules and steps in accounting, and you can’t skip them,” she says. “You can’t be creative.”

While “creative accounting” is something you probably don’t want to do, there are creative ways to establish a recordkeeping system that works for you. Here are Ray’s tips:

Get organized!

Start by developing a system for organizing receipts, bank records and warranties for equipment. It can be a simple as dozen 8 by 10-inch envelopes, one for each month. Once you have source documents organized, you don’t have to keep them in reach. Just close them up, and you’re done.

Have a backup plan.

Before you throw those documents in a box or envelope, have some type of listing. Organize your documents and have a record-keeping system — it can be as simple as a ledger or a computer file. It’s also wise to back that data up in another location.

Seek assistance.

The worst scenario is not completing the first two tips. A business owner who doesn’t have time for bookkeeping should consider outsourcing. Hiring an accountant or other professional relieves stress and often saves money in the long run. The main thing is — bookkeeping needs to be done. Make a habit of record keeping.

Establish a CPA relationship.

It pays to have a CPA you can call for business advice. A CPA can look at a major purchase from a tax-wise perspective and provide legal representation on IRS issues. It never hurts to have a CPA look over what you’ve done. These professionals stay up to date on the latest laws — it’s always good to have expert advice.

To make an appointment or for more information on the services SBDC provides, contact the Longwood Small Business Development center at (434) 395-2086 or visit www.sbdc-longwood.com.

COMCAST AWARDS $69,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO 60 VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students’ Leadership Skills, Academic Achievement and Commitment to Community Service

Richmond– May 19, 2017 – The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards in Virginia. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.

“Congratulations to this year’s scholarship winners for their outstanding achievements in both the classroom and their communities,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. "Education is essential to a brighter future for our students and for the economy they will enter after graduation. I thank Comcast for their commitment to education and look forward to the impact these winners will have for years to come.”

Comcast, joined by Deputy Attorney General: Transportation, Real Estate & Construction Division for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Stephen A. Cobb and school administrators, recognized the students at a special event held Thursday, May 18, at the Virginia State Capitol. Fifty-nine recipients of the 2017 Virginia Leaders and Achievers® scholarships received $1,000 scholarships. Chrinique Christian, a senior at Matoaca High School in Chesterfield County was awarded a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation – for a total of $69,000 awarded this year to Virginia high school students.

“It is an honor to be a part of an event that celebrates such exceptional young adults,” said Cobb.  “These high school seniors have proven to be leaders in their communities, and the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship program is giving them the recognition they deserve. I look forward to following these students’ successes in the years to come.”

“Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Beltway Region. “We are honored to recognize their achievements, and are excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved in their schools, and who serve as models for their fellow students. The philosophy behind the program is to give young people every opportunity to prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community. 

Since 2003, Comcast has awarded nearly $800,000 in Leaders & Achievers Scholarships to more than 760 students in Virginia.  This year, the program will award more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students across the country to help them pursue higher education.  Visit hereto learn more.

2017 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Recipients from Virginia

Alexandria

Rachel Price of Bishop Ireton High School

Adele Reardon of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School

Arlington

Veronica Olivera of Arlington Mill High School Continuation Program

Augusta County

Brett Hostetler of Riverheads High School in Staunton

Charlottesville

Kibiriti Majuto of Charlottesville High School

Chesterfield County

Shaquille Carmichael of Cosby High School in Midlothian

Chrinique Christian of Matoaca High School

Cana Clark of Thomas Dale High School in Chester

Isobel Harrison of Midlothian High School

Emilia Lizama Garay of Meadowbrook High School

Alexandria Markiewicz of Monacan High School

Eva Melendez of L.C. Bird High School

Vivian Tran of Manchester High School in Midlothian

Culpeper County

Brooke Bonfadini of Culpeper County High School

Danville

Amanda Liggon of George Washington High School

Dinwiddie County

Brooke Winn of Dinwiddie High School

Emporia

De’Ja Mangrum of Greensville County High School

Fairfax County

Jenna Hirshfeld of South Lakes High School in Reston

Frederick County

Kristen Enns of James Wood High School in Winchester

Abigail Esslinger of Millbrook High School in Winchester

Mitchell Skowbo of Sherando High School in Stephens City

Hanover County

Zachary Berenson of Atlee High School in Mechanicsville

Mikayla Mason of Hanover High School in Mechanicsville

Harrisonburg

Genevieve Cowardin of Harrisonburg High School

Henrico County

Unity Bowling of Glendale Home School

Madison Bradley of Godwin High School

Pratyusha Chaluvadi of Henrico High School

Christopher Gothard of John Randolph Tucker High School

Sara Hamilton of Douglas S. Freeman High School

Clare Shupack of Deep Run High School in Glen Allen

Asia Farmer of Varina High School

Loudoun County

Jaden Edmonds of Broad Run High School in Ashburn

Ashley Jain of Freedom High School in South Riding

Lauren Moore of Loudoun County High School in Leesburg

Camille Nau of Briar Woods High School in Ashburn

Lynchburg

Jonathan Bumgarner of Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology

Jasmine Fuqua of Heritage High School

Catherine McCord of E. C. Glass High School

Manassas Park

Andrew Taylor of Manassas Park High School

Pittsylvania County

Reid Brown of Chatham High School

Prince William County

Savannah Gaillard of Battlefield High School in Haymarket

Jordyn Harrell of Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge

Norman Jones of Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas

Richmond

Jovannah Alston of St. Catherines School

Akayla Anderson of John Marshall High School

Jonae’ Crump of Richmond Community High School

Andrea Culotta of St. Gertrude High School

Andrea Eichenberger of Trinity Episcopal School

Jonathan Essex of St. Christopher's School

Autumn High of Open High School

Jasmine Jones of Franklin Military Academy

Demetrice Morgan of Armstrong High School

Le’Tyra Roberson of Huguenot High School

Harish Tekriwal of Maggie L. Walker Governor's School

Evan Tunstall of Hermitage High School

Roanoke

Megan Whitney of Roanoke Valley Christian Schools

Salem

Ashlyn Pugh of Salem High School

Spotsylvania County

Lindsay Stynes of Massaponax High School in Fredericksburg

Stafford County

Caroline Posillico of Mountain View High School

Waynesboro

Rebecca Pereles of Waynesboro High School

May 2017 GCHS CNA Graduates

Students from Greenville County High School who recently completed Nurse Aide Training through Southside Virginia Community College are (Front Row, Left to Right) LaMeka Harrison, Interim Principal, Harley Moore, Selena Brown, Bri'Anna Hicks, Shantae Stokes, Maya Moore, Megan Burke and Mozelle Rose, Instructor. and (Back Row, L to R) Kayla Barner, Nakita McBeth, Brittany Wyche, Deja Broadnax, JyQuesia Joyner.

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Visits Edward W. Wyatt Middle to Highlight School Breakfast Growth

First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe joined Virginia Secretary of Education Dietra Trent, Virginia State Delegate Roslyn Tyler, Virginia State University Head Football Coach and former NFL player Reggie Barlow and other partners, including No Kid Hungry Virginia and the Southeast Dairy Association at Edward W. Wyatt Middle School on Friday, May 19, to recognize the school for its success in connecting students with breakfast. Edward W. Wyatt Middle School was one of 12 school winners in the Virginia Breakfast Challenge, a campaign to increase school breakfast participation across the state.

1,325 schools participated in the Virginia Breakfast Challenge, which ran from October 2017 through December 2017. In January, 2017, after the competition concluded, 24,741 more Virginia kids participated in school breakfast each day, compared to January, 2016.

At the beginning of the assembly, those who were instrumental increasing access to breakfast were recognized.  Crystal Crutchfield, GCPS Foodservice Director, Ruth Bullock, Edward W. Wyatt Middle School Cafeteria Manager, and the staff of the cafeteria were all recognized. Mrs. Bullock and the lunch ladies received a rousing standing ovation. It was pointed out that the smell of freshly baked biscuits every morning was a great way to start the school day.

“We know expanding school breakfast programs help since childhood hunger and helps children perform better in schools,” said Mrs. McAuliffe.  “This has been proven by research connecting school breakfast but as a patient to improve school attendance and math tests course, but we also are you need from administrators schools across the commonwealth that embrace the alternative models, like Edward W. Wyatt.  They’re seeing fewer discipline referrals better learning environments and better concentration from students after making the change.  It’s a win-win.” “Kids can’t be hungry to learn if they’re just plain hungry, which is why we need to continue to increase access to breakfast in our schools. Together, we can end childhood hunger.”

One in six kids in Virginia living families that struggle with hunger.  Research shows that Congress serious consequences for children, including lower test scores, weaker attendance rates, and higher risk of hospitalization and chronic diseases.

No Kid Hungry Virginia and its partners and focused on breakfast after the bell is a critical way to end childhood car in Virginia.  The program increases access to school breakfast by burning breakfast out of the cafeteria and making it part of the school day.

Edward W. Wyatt middle are using credit will model allowing students to finish their breakfast in their first.  Class.  The number of students eating breakfast of the Edward W. Wyatt middle grew by 55% between October 2015 and October 2016.

First Lady Mcauliffe and distinguished guests observed the Grab & Go breakfast program and spoke about the importance of healthy eating habits.  For winning the Virginia breakfast challenge, No Kid Hungry Virginia award the school $4000 to support technology enhancements, field trips or playground equipment.  On behalf of Virginia dairy farmers the Southeast Dairy Farmers Association awarded school $2500 to purchase equipment to support the school’s breakfast program.  The Virginia Breakfast Challenge was made possible by generous donations of No Kid Hungry Virginia sponsors including Smithfield Foods, Dominion, and Wal-Mart.

“A complete breakfast as part of a healthy diet.  Breakfast programs help ensure all are Virginia students get the nutrition they need to succeed in school,” said Barlow.

Virginia was one of the top 10 states with the biggest growth in breakfast programs, according to recent data from the food research and action center and is on track to serve eight million more breakfasts during the 2016-2017 school year compared with the 2013-2014 school year.

Rise and Shine Breakfast Poster Winners Announced

Winners of the Rise and Shine Breakfast Poster Contest were announced during First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe's visit to Edward W. Wyatt Middle School on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Librarian Tabby Owen, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and Secretary of Education Dietra Trent with the winners of the Rise and Shine Breakfast Poster Contest

Sixth Grade Winner-Judah Winstead

Seventh Grade Winner-Tyanna James

Eight Grade Winner-Tyona Harris

Virginia Tech’s Tom Tillar honored for exceptional service to the advancement profession

May 18, 2017 -- Tom Tillar’s exceptional dedication to higher education advancement, shown throughout his 46-year career at Virginia Tech, will be recognized with the Frank L. Ashmore Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, widely known as CASE.

Tillar stepped down as vice president for alumni relations in 2015. He continues to serve his alma mater as special assistant to Pamplin College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast and is involved with planning and preparation for the Global Business and Analytics Complex.

“Tom created an unprecedented culture of engaged and committed alumni by building life-long relationships and maintaining the history and traditions of the university,” Virginia Tech President Tim Sands said. “He has been an exemplary role model to senior professionals in the field, and a mentor and inspiration to students and staff.”

The Ashmore Award honors a current or former staff member at a CASE member institution or educational partner who has performed exceptional service to CASE or the advancement profession. Presented annually since 1968, it was originally known as the Presidential Citiation. It was renamed in 1973 in memory of a former director of the American College Public Relations Association, a predecessor organization to CASE. This year’s award will be presented to Tillar in July at CASE’s Summit for Leaders in Advancement.

A native of Emporia, Virginia, Tillar is a member of the university’s Class of 1969. He earned a bachelor’s in biological sciences, a master’s in student personnel services, and a doctor of education degree, all from Virginia Tech.

Tillar began his Virginia Tech career in 1971 in what is now the Division of Student Affairs. In 1975, he joined the Virginia Tech Alumni Association staff. He held several positions in alumni and development, including director of alumni chapter programs, director of corporate and foundation support, director of alumni annual giving, and director of alumni relations, before being appointed vice president for alumni relations in 1995.

In 2015, Tim Sands called on Tillar to serve as interim senior vice president for advancement during a reorganization that combined the Office of Development and University Relations and the Office of Alumni Relations into a single Division of Advancement, now headed by Charlie Phlegar. Senior Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Matt Winston now heads the university’s alumni relations programs.

Tillar has been active in CASE throughout his career. He has presented at national and district conferences and served on the CASE Alumni Commission.

He completed the CASE certificate program in alumni relations. He earned the certified fundraising executive designation conveyed by what is now the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has been a member of the Council of Alumni Association Executives for 20 years.

Doug Dibbert, president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill General Alumni Association, nominated Tillar for the Ashmore Award.

“For nearly a quarter of a century I have observed and admired Tom’s deep commitment to his alma mater, his complete understanding of its rich history, and his pride in the passionate support of present and former Virginia Tech students,” said Dibbert, who won the Ashmore Award in 2015. “At professional conferences, when Tom speaks, he reflects quiet confidence, authenticity, and wisdom.”

While leading the university’s alumni engagement initiatives, Tillar established staffing for college and constituency programs and incorporated student-class-officer leadership into alumni relations. He helped plan, design, and raise funds for the Holtzman Alumni Center, which opened in 2005.

In 2007, at the request of former President Charles Steger, Tillar formed and chaired the committee that oversaw creation of the April 16 Memorial on the Drillfield in front of Burruss Hall. The number of active alumni chapters nearly doubled between the start of Tillar’s Virginia Tech career and when he announced he was stepping down as vice president in mid-2015.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from CASE, which is such a valuable organization enriching our profession,” Tillar said. “While I realize it’s rare these days, I’ve been blessed to work for my university over my entire career. It’s always meant so much personally to be able to serve in the spirit of our motto, Ut Prosim, and help hundreds of thousands of our alumni stay connected with their university and with each other.”

Spotlight on Jobs by the Virginia Employment Commission

Solar Construction Workers: Must have general knowledge and experience with hand tools, tape measures and general job site safety. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. repetitively throughout the day. Must be able to install equipment using the proper tools, drill, torque wrenches, ratchets, screw drivers, etc...Must be able to read tape measures, walk and/or stand for 10 hours a day and be able to work outside in all types of conditions.  JOB ORDER 1058858          

Herdsperson: Duties include but are not limited to: moving pigs, vaccinating, treating sick animals feeding animals, ear tagging, removing dead animals, power washing, keeping records, collection for artificial insemination procedures and processing pigs. JOB ORDERS: 1058215

Shift Supervisor: Supervise/coordinate production efforts that drive improvement in all associated work processes affected EHS, compliance, reliability, quality, production, and costs. Facilitate team development and growth, employee skill development, problem-solving and resolution. Build employee commitment and ownership and hold employees accountable. JOB ORDER 1057997

Administrative Support Assistant 1: Types correspondence; greets visitors; answers the telephone; maintains records and files; researches information. Types correspondence and agendas, reports, lists, transcripts, etc. Maintains relevant files, code books, manuals, ordinances, rules and regulations, etc. Works with supervisor or others in the preparation of inquiries. Assumes responsibilities of receptionist/office assistant and customer accounts cashier, as needed.     JOB ORDER 1057251

Administrative Support Assistant II Planning & Building: Types correspondence; greets visitors; answers the telephone; maintains records and files; researches information. Provides technical planning services, gathers and analyzes data; conducts studies; maintains records and files; prepares reports; interprets ordinances; staffing boards, commissions and committees. Types correspondence and agendas, reports, lists, transcripts, etc. Maintains relevant files, code books, manuals, ordinances, rules and regulations, etc. Works with supervisor or others in the preparation of inquiries. Assumes responsibilities of Receptionist/Office Assistant, as needed. Researches information on the Internet; sends and receives messages on the Internet for supervisor and other personnel. JOB ORDER  1057283

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Emporia Clinic to Offer Free Medical, Dental, and Vision Care

Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps of Virginia (RAM Virginia) will hold a free medical clinic at Greensville High School, 403 Harding St., Emporia, on June 24 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 25 from 6 a.m. to noon. All RAM Virginia health services are free to the patients.

Free transportation to and from the clinic will be provided:

Services include: dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglass production, women's health exams, medical exams, health resources. All services are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis. Patients will receive an entry number based on when they arrive. Entry numbers will be assigned, starting at 6 a.m. Patients are welcome to arrive early and line up, but they will be outdoors, and no one from RAM is scheduled to arrive before 6 a.m.

All providers are certified medical professionals, including but not limited to: dentists, dental hygienists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, nurse practitioners, physicians, and physician assistants. Medical professionals are encouraged to register for the event at https://ramusa.org/volunteer/.

Patients should bring any prescribed medications they currently take for consultation with our health care providers.  Please continue to take any current medications as prescribed while attending this event.  For any questions about the event, please contact Elise M. Brown, volunteer with RAM Virginia, at (301) 641-0083, elise@enroll-virginia.com.

About Remote Area Medical: Remote Area Medical, volunteer medical relief corps that provides free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and around al (RAM) is a non-profit the world. RAM was founded in 1985 by Stan Brock, who worked as an assistant to Marlin Perkins on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. The group's work was originally confined to Third World countries, but later shifted towards the US. In 2016, RAM Volunteers delivered free health care to 30,963 people in the US (over 5,000 of whom received care in Virginia). 

Remote Area Medical of Virginia: Remote Area Medical (RAM) of Virginia is a non-profit healthcare organization bringing all-volunteer free short term clinics in Virginia to those needing dental, vision and medical care.  Since its founding on the steps of the state’s Capitol Building in 2014, RAM Virginia has established new clinics in Lee County, Smyth County, and Warsaw, Virginia, and overseen the established clinics at Wise, Virginia (17 yrs), Grundy, Virginia (15 yrs), and Buena Vista, Virginia.  Headed by its President, Dr. Victoria Molnar Weiss, Optometrist, the affiliate works to expand quality medical, dental, and vision clinics throughout Virginia. This is done in an effort to alleviate the growing need for affordable healthcare for thousands of underserved Virginians. To find out more about RAM of Virginia, visit www.ramusa.org/virginia or find us on Facebook at Remote Area Medical of Virginia. 

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