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Maundy Thursday, April 16
 
Main Street United Methodist Church,  500 S. Main St, Emporia, VA at 7:00 pm.  Maundy Thursday is the night that Christians commemorate the last supper that Jesus shared with His disciples before His crucifixion.  It at the Last Supper that Jesus washed the feet of His disciples and shared a meal that included blessed bread and wine and has become the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.  Maundy Thursday also recalls Jesus' new commandment (the mandatum novum) which is to love one another - John 13:34.
 
St. John Lutheran Church, US Hwy 58 just west of I-95. Maundy Thursday worship service with Holy Communion at 7 pm. Rev. Stephen Bocklage will preach and preside.
 

Monumental United Methodist Church, 300 Southampton St, Emporia, VA, will have a Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are going fast, order yours by Thursday! 

Public Schools Seek Your Input

As we Plan for the Future of Greensville County Public Schools, tell us what you believe will enable Greensville County Schools to move forward in providing high quality educational services for the children and youth of our community.

Submit your responses online now using this link

Please Submit Your Responses on or Before April 18th

Christanna Cruisers Relay for Life Team Accepts Donation

Christie Hales (Left), a member of the Christanna Cruisers Relay for Life Team, accepts checks from Brunswick Insurance Agency's Ray Thomas for the Cancer Fundraiser.  Brunswick Insurance Agency offered to donate to the Relay for Life based on the recent turn-out of the Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Lawrenceville Rotary Club.  The Christanna Cruisers, a team from Southside Virginia Community College, had the most people to donate in their team's name and the other donation was a gift of $5.00 per blood donor. 

GCHS SkillsUSA Attends Leadership Conference

The Greensville County High School SkillsUSA club attended the 50th Annual Virginia SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference at the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, Virginia April 4-7, 2014. The conference was attended by the following members: Leon Carpenter, Myeisha Howell, Allison Mitchell, Amber Sykes, Dylan Whitby, Jada Brown,  Jameel Adams, Stuart Veliky, and Madison Winningham. The following club advisors were in attendance Jerry Brown and James E.Wright. Students’ competition areas include welding, welding technical exam, prepared speech, outstanding chapter and chapter display.  Amber Sykes, Madison Winningham and Dylan Whitby represented the chapter as voting delegates. The students placed in the following competitions:

●     Chapter Display: First Place:  Leon Carpenter, Myeisha Howell, and Allison Mitchell

●     Outstanding Chapter: First Place: Jada Brown

●     Prepared Speech:  Fourth Place: Jameel Adams

The first place winners will represent the state of Virginia at the National Leadership Conference June 23-28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Students will be organizing fundraisers during the months April- May.  Please support the club in their effort to attend the national conference. If you would like to make a donation to support the club, donations should be sent to Greensville County High School SkillsUSA Club, 403 Harding Street Emporia, Virginia, 23847. If you need additional information please contact one of the advisors: Jerry Brown,  Sarah Poarch or James E.Wright at 43-634-2195.  The club would like to extend a special thanks to the GCHS CTE Department, GCHS faculty, Parents, and Plan 5 for their support and donations to the club.

     

Left to Right: Mrs. Harrison, Asst.Principal, Jada Brown, Leon Carpenter. Allison Micthell, and Myeisha Howell  Second Row: James Wright, SkillsUSA Advisor, Madison Winningham, Jerry Winningham, Assistant Principal and CTE Director, Jameel Adams, Dylan Whitby, Mr. Edwards, Principal and Amber Sykes.  Also in the photo is Sarah Poarch, SkillsUSA advisor.

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Obituary-Elsie Wrenn Woodruff

Mrs. Elsie  Wrenn Woodruff, age 94, widow of Eugene S. Woodruff, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  She was preceeded in death by sisters; Virginia Blick, Hazel Newsome and Margaret Harris; brothers; Horace Wrenn and William Wrenn; she is survived by Emma Wrenn, Stepmother,son, Steve L. Woodruff; brother William W. Wrenn & wife Ann, all of Emporia, Virginia.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 18 ,2:00 P. M.. at the Echols Funeral Home, 806 Brunswick Ave., Emporia, Va.; where visitation will be held Thursday (tonight) from 7:00 to 8:30 P. M.

Greensville Co. Farm Bureau Women’s Committee joins in celebration of 2014 Ag Literacy Week

Volunteers marked Agriculture Literacy Week March 23-29

Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program celebrated its fourth Agriculture Literacy Week concurrently with National Agriculture Week, March 23-29.

Robin Tudor, Debbie Dianis, Jackie Roach, Mary Ann Renner, Teresa Lindberg  and Torri Wray of Greensville County Farm Bureau joined volunteers from 80 other county Farm Bureaus to read books about agriculture in their local schools. Many read AITC’s Book of the Year, What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes, and donated copies to school.  In addition to donating the books to the schools, we also donated copies to our local Doctor’s and Dentist’s offices as well as the local library for children to enjoy.  The book is written in riddle form and introduces children to new fruits and vegetables. It features the artwork of Virginia illustrator Cris Arbo and depicts plant parts and garden creatures.

 “This was a great opportunity to share agriculture with children and help them understand why agriculture is so important to Virginia and their community,” Susan Harrell said.

Volunteers read in more than 1,500 classrooms statewide and shared more than 1,625 copies of What’s in the Garden? 

 “Having members of the agriculture community in classrooms across Virginia is a great opportunity for teachers and students to learn about agriculture from those who know it best,” said AITC Executive Director Karen Davis.

Virginia AITC is part of a nationwide effort to help teachers and students understand and appreciate agriculture, which is Virginia’s and the nation’s largest industry. The program provides training and materials to 2,000 teachers and pre-service teachers each year, and its website at AgInTheClass.org provides teachers with Standards of Learning-aligned lessons, literacy activities and more. All AITC services are provided to schools and teachers at no cost.

The AITC program is funded by donations received through the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. For information on supporting the foundation’s educational initiatives, visit AgInTheClass.org and click on the “Donor” link.

GreensvilleCounty Farm Bureau is one of 88 county Farm Bureaus in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. With 135,000 members, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to protecting Virginia’s farms and ensuring a safe, fresh and locally grown food supply.

YMCA Preschool: Left to right -  Emerson Vaughan, Grayson Thomas, Ayden Thrower, (Robin Tudor reading), Mason Jones, Saydee Yoder, Avery Lankford

Brunswick Academy: Left to right – Kacy Lee, Zach Baird, Emma Jones, Lilly Grace Coleman, Landon Edwards and Dawson Clary with Torri Wray behind the students.

Women’s Committee members displaying the donated book: Left to Right – FRONT ROW: Jackie Roach, Stacie Bradshaw, Susan Harrell, Joyce Lynch, and JoAnn Darden. BACK ROW: Kellie Hafey, Robin Tudor, Debbie Dianis, Mary Ann Renner, and Torri Wray.

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Obituary-Michael Roger Wiles

Michael Roger Wiles, 54, of Jarratt, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Karen H. Wiles; sons, Michael Wiles, Jr. and Matthew Wiles; daughter, Michelle Wiles; stepsons, Steven Moss and Michael Moss; grandson, Patrick Wiles; granddaughters, Abigail, Taylor, Haley and Gabrielle Edwards; step grandchildren, Steven Moss, Jr. and Ciera Moss; three sisters, Helen Rideout and husband, David, Matilda Adams and Carol Bowman; brother, Tom Wiles and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

Get Your Tickets to the Doggie Fashion Show Now!

Tickets for the annual Southside Virginia Doggie Fashion Show, presented by the Emporia-Greensville Humane Society are going fast.  This year's show will be on May 3rd at Golden Leaf Commons,  Here is a slideshow from last year's event:

Order your tickets by calling (434)634-3296 or (434)634-5966!

Want your Best Friend in the contest?  Call to enter by Thursday, 17 April!

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