Dessa Kusaj Eschmann, 50, of Jarratt, passed away Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Steven Eschmann; daughter, Angela Kusaj Petry; son, Timothy Zacharopoulos; grandchildren, Kenneth Lowell Petry, Elizabeth Naomi Petry and Themistoklis Zacharopoluos; her parents, Kenneth and Louise Kusaj; sisters, Debbie Gallant and Deana Eschmann-Kusaj and a brother, Darren Kusaj. The family will schedule a memorial service at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.
Beginning Thursday 21 August 2014, Emporia News will only be able to publish limited content. My computer has failed and is not repairable. While I am temporarily using a different laptop, I ask that you please bear with me as I find programs that are compatible with this laptop. I will be using this borrowed laptop until I am able to purchase a new computer. Thank you, in advance, for your patience.
YARD SALE - SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 IN THE ELKS HOME PARKING LOT
Clothing adult and children, toys, shoes, pocketbooks,House-ware, and furniture. Starting at 6:00 am until noon.
The proceeds will benefit the Building Fund of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Emporia, VA.
FAMILY YMCA OF EMPORIA-GREENSVILLE TO HOST THE VIRGINIA PEANUT FESTIVAL FALL 5K/10K FUN RUN/ WALK
The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville will host The Virginia Peanut Festival Fall 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The race will begin at 8:00 AM in the YMCA parking lot, and is open to all ages. Registration cost is $20 per person and everyone that pre-registers by September 22, 2014, will receive a free t-shirt. Fees increase to $25 per person after September 22, 2014. Following a course of paved roads, the 5K/10K will feature a water station and post-race refreshments. For more information, please contact the YMCA at (434) 348-9622.
SOUTHERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CANCER CONNECTION BACK ON SCHEDULE IN THE FALL
EMPORIA, VA – Earlier this year, the oncology staff at Southern Virginia Regional Medical (SVRMC) established a support group, Cancer Connection, for oncology patients and caregivers. After taking off the summer months, the group is ready to “fall” back into their regularly scheduled meetings beginning in September.
Cancer Connection meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 PM in the SVRMC Classrooms. The first 20 minutes of each meeting will be a combined session for patient and caregivers together, followed by breakout sessions comprised of patients only or caregivers only. Each month there will be a program on different topics related to living with or caring for someone with cancer. This group meeting is FREE and open to all cancer patients and caregivers.
The September meeting of Cancer Connection will be held on Wednesday, September 10th at 5:00 PM in the SVRMC Classrooms. Reservations for this meeting are not required. For additional information, contact Cancer Connection Coordinators, Peggy Dunn, RN at 434-348-4625 or Robin Harris, RN at 434-348-4644.