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Virginia State law requires that a child entering the sixth (6th) grade must have documentation on record that he/she received the Tdap vaccine.   You may take your child to the health department at 140 Uriah Branch Way on Mondays (except 7/31/2017) to be vaccinated.  Until the end of July, the hours are from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM.  During August only, the extended schedule is from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Parents must be present with identification for the parent and the child and insurance information.  When your child receives the vaccine, please provide the record to E. W. Wyatt Middle School.  Children who do not receive this vaccine will NOT be allowed to start sixth grade.  Contact the Greensville County Health Department at (434)348-4235 if you have additional questions. 

GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will meet on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.  The public is welcome to attend.

Virginia Producers Have Until Aug. 1, to Submit FSA County Committee Nominations

Richmond, VA, July 17, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director for Virginia, James M. Dunn today reminded farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1, 2017, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

County committees are made up of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their communities to guide the delivery of farm programs at the local level. Committee members play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of FSA. Committees consist of three to 11 members and meet once a month or as needed to make important decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs, county office employment and other agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. Nationwide there are over 7,700 farmer and ranchers serving on FSA county committees.

"The Aug. 1 deadline is quickly approaching,” said Dunn. "If you know of a great candidate or want to nominate yourself to serve on your local county committee, go to your county FSA office right now and submit the nomination form. I especially encourage the nomination of beginning farmers and ranchers, as well as women and minorities. This is your opportunity to have a say in how federal programs are delivered in your county.”

To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, and reside in the local administrative area where the election is being held. A complete list of eligibility requirements, more information and nomination forms are available at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

All nominees must sign the nomination form FSA-669A. All nomination forms for the 2017 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA county office by Aug. 1, 2017. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by Nov. 6 and are due back to the local USDA Service Centers on Dec. 4. The newly elected county committee members will take office Jan. 1, 2018.

Dr. Michael Tozzi Joins VCU Health CMH

South Hill – VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill would like to welcome Dr. Michael Tozzi to our family of health care providers.  Dr. Tozzi specializes in General Surgery.

Dr. Tozzi comes to VCU Health CMH with more than 18 years of medical experience and most recently worked for Halifax Surgical Associates in South Boston, VA.  Dr. Tozzi is not new to South Hill as he owned and operated his own practice, Lake Country Surgical P.L.C from 2002-2013 and was also a Staff Physician and the Director of the Outpatient Wound Care Clinic at CMH from 1999-2013. 

Dr. Tozzi received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He completed his residency in General Surgery from City Avenue Hospital, Germantown Hospital and Parkview Hospital, all located in Philadelphia.  He is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

He is married to his wife Angela and has two sons, Geoffrey and Jonathan, and a stepson Trevor.  He likes to spend his free time with his family and also enjoys reading and gardening.  Dr. Tozzi said, ”I am very excited to be joining the VCU staff and look forward to serving the community which has been my home since 1999.”

Dr. Tozzi is currently working at CMH Surgical Services located at 416 Durant Street in South Hill.  He is currently accepting new patients; to schedule an appointment call (434) 774-2581.

Dr. Tozzi joins Dr. Desiderio Rimon, Dr. Jose DeMoya and Dr. Yi Wei Zhang, all General Surgeons at CMH Surgical Services.  To view a full list of services visit:  cmhsurgicalservices.org

Pleasant Hill Christian Church Annual Homecoming Service Sunday

GASBURG ~ Beginning Sunday, July 23, the Pleasant Hill Christian Church located at 175 Ankum Road in Gasburg, Virginia will hold its Annual Homecoming and Revival services.  The special Homecoming Day service will begin at 9:00 a.m. with Bible School for all ages followed by a special Homecoming worship service at 10:00 a.m.  Following the worship service on Sunday, food and fellowship will be shared at a luncheon in the PHCC Family Life Center.  Revival services will continue nightly, July 23-27, Sunday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m. After the Thursday evening worship service, everyone is invited to gather in the Family Life Center for ice cream and fellowship in conclusion of this special Revival event.

The Guest Evangelist for these services will be Creighton Beatty, minister of the Draper Christian Church in Eden, North Carolina. Creighton was raised near Savannah, Georgia in a little town called Pooler. After he graduated from Roanoke Bible College (now Mid-Atlantic Christian University) in Elizabeth City, NC, he was ordained into the ministry in 1979. Creighton has ministered in Covington Virginia, Salisbury Maryland, Martinsville Virginia, West Jefferson North Carolina, and Burlington North Carolina prior to ministering at Draper Christian Church.

Creighton is married to Debbie and they have two sons. Creighton enjoys preaching, teaching in homes, as well as just having fun with God’s people. Creighton also enjoys bicycling. His wife Debbie loves baking delicious deserts and using Creighton as a guinea pig for new dishes. Creighton looks forward to sharing Christ, helping people grow in their faith, leading Christians who have fallen away from their spiritual walk by showing them a way back to the Lord, and helping others realize that God wants them in His kingdom.

You will be enriched and enlightened by Creighton’s messages from God’s Word.  There will also be some outstanding special music brought to us each evening by a variety of singers and musicians including The Bowman Family, The Harris Family, Rick Ragan and more, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. prior to the service and also just prior to the messages.

The ministers, Greg Hand and Rob Tromm, and the members of Pleasant Hill Christian Church cordially invite everyone to attend.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at 434.577.2463.

Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center Announces June Employee of the Month

Emporia, VA – Tammy Green has been named the Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) Employee of the Month for June 2017. Ms. Green, who works in SVRMC’s Cardiopulmonary Services Department, has been employed at SVRMC since October 2004.

Each month employees are nominated for demonstrating excellence in one of ten Standards of Behavior; the highlighted Standard of the Month for June was Responsiveness.  Ms. Green’s nomination included the following statement:  “Tammy is being nominated for the June Employee of the Month because of her keen responsiveness to our patients and their wellbeing.   Most notably, there was a recent event involving a patient, where Tammy’s proactive approach and responsiveness to his condition led to a change in his treatment plan and ultimately saved his life.  Tammy is a great ambassador for our hospital.  She is always smiling and brightening the day of our patients, physicians, and staff. She is a valued member of our team.”

As SVRMC’s June Employee of the Month, Ms. Green received a certificate of recognition, balloons, cookies to share with her co-workers, a cash award, and a chance to be selected as SVRMC’s 2017 Employee of the Year.

2017 Fred "Freddie" Reekes Annual Memorial Golf Classic Winner

Results of the 2017 Fred "Freddie" Reekes Annual Memorial Golf Classic held on June 7 to benefit the Southside Virginia Community College Foundation, Inc.   Winners of the event are shown.

Championship Flight, First Place, John Wendell Company, Danny Wilson, Tim Legge, Mike Wilson, Jeff Kidd.

Championship Flight 2nd Place, Danny Hammack Team, Danny Hammack, Adam Clary, Dennis Clary, Russell Heese

Championship Flight Third Place, Buck's No-Names, Buck Brockwell, Robbie Adcock, Topper Watson, Robert Coletrane

Lower Championship Flight First Place, Southside Electric Cooperative, Brad Furr, Scott Diggs, RonWhite, Jason Loehr

Lower Championship Flight Second Place, Dr. D's Longknockers, Dennis Smith, Doug Smith, JJ Cornacclione, Jesse Rollins

Lower Championship Flight Third place, Fluor Team A, Steve Grady, Colby Osborne, Eric Conner, Joseph Emanuele

First Flight First Place, Team Tech, Russell, Hicks, Billy McGraw, Harlan Wrenn, Dunc Quicke, 

First Flight, Second Place, Lawrenceville Correctional, Ken Reagans, Carl Lynch, Robert Roberts John Rhodes

First Flight, Third Place, Southside Mortgage, Clyde Spraggins, Bruce Settle, Charlie Guerrant, Elmer Gravitt

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services Elects New Officers

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is proud to announce the election of new officers.

Anne Gordon Greever was elected Chair. Greever retired as a senior counsel from the law firm of Hunton & Williams where she specialized in labor, employment and civil rights laws and had been the chair of its investment committee for ten years. Greever received under undergraduate degree from Mary Washington University and her law degree from the College of William and Mary. In 2006, she was named to the Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine. Greever has served on the board and Vice Chair of the Richmond Economic Development Authority. She is also a past Chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Greever first joined the Board of Trustees of Jackson-Feild Homes in 2002.

 

 

Elizabeth Feild was elected Vice-Chair. Head of global Management and Professional Development for PAREXEL, Feild has more than 18 years of experience with large scale leadership development.  She holds an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, a masters from American University, and certificates in leadership development and business coaching from Harvard and Duke. As the great-granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. George W. Feild – donors of “Walnut Grove” – JFBHS holds a very special place in Feild’s heart.  Prior to job relocations to England and then Massachusetts, Feild served on the Jackson-Feild board of trustees.  Now that she and her family are back in North Carolina, Feild is thrilled to once again be actively involved in continuing the mission of JFBHS..

 

T. Darnley Adamson, III was re-elected as Secretary of the Board. Adamson has many years of experience in both the insurance and real estate fields and currently owns and operates Green Solutions, LLC, with his son. Adamson attended Hampden-Sydney College, and is active in charitable and conservation causes.

 

 

 

 

 

Craig A. Tilley was re-elected as Treasurer of the Board. Tilley has had an extensive career in the finance field working for major banks and corporations in Richmond and is currently a Director of Credit at Owens & Minor. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he received his degree in economics.  

Grants Enable Workforce Training at SVCC

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently that, through the New Economy Workforce Credentials Grant program, Virginia’s Community Colleges provided workforce training that enabled 2,173 Virginians to secure industry-recognized credentials, licenses, and certifications needed for high-demand careers, in the first year of the grant program.

This milestone nearly triples the number of people who were credentialed last year, bringing the total to 4,268 Virginians.  More than half of the credential earners, 2,173, took advantage of the New Economy Workforce Credentials Grant program. Training for the remaining 2,095 credentials was funded by employers, federal grants, or other private sources. 

Nate Humphrey of Amelia Court House enrolled in the power line worker program at Southside Virginia Community College.

The retired U.S. Army Ranger served seven combat deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. When he came home, he was looking for that same camaraderie.

“When I retired, I missed it,” he said. “And I found it being a lineman.”

Just days after completing the program, he locked down a job at Southside Electric Cooperative.

“I think the course was just at $11,000, but with the grant, I didn’t pay anything,” he said. “The only thing I paid for was my boots and my belt.”

The Workforce Credential Grant Program is now in its second year. Right now, grants are available to support 146 training courses offered at 23 community colleges in the commonwealth.  At SVCC, the grant can cover the following programs for eligible students:  Welding, Power Line Worker Training, Truck Driver Training, Nurse Aide, Massage Therapy, Phlebotomy, Medication Aide and Precision Machining.

See class offerings and register at southside.augusoft.net

Spotlight on Jobs by the Virginia Employment Commission

Solar Construction Workers:  Positions for: Solar Electricians, Solar Construction Laborers, Heavy Equipment Operators (Applicant must be registered with resume including employment history at www.vawc.virginia.gov) and then apply in person at the Virginia Employment Commission for screening and referral to complete company application. Will work outside and must be able to work 10 hour days. JO#1107958

Program Coordinator/Job Developer:  Will coordinate the program to provide employment/educational opportunities for participants to promote self-sufficiency. Will monitor, evaluate,  supervise.  Marketing sales experience a plus.  Must have valid driver’s license with good driving record.  BS preferred or a combination of experience equivalent to a BS degree. JO#11108053

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA):  A 120 bed skill nursing and rehab facility has openings on all shifts. State license preferred but candidates with certificates may be hired with probationary period to obtain State Licensure.  JO#1110090               

Dozer/Grader/Excavator Operator:  HSD/GED required.  Must have at least 12 months experience.  Will also perform preventive maintenance to equipment and inspect daily. Will move, pick up and grade material including earth, stone, and other material. Load trucks in production type manner. JO #1109864

Career Counselors:   Degree preferred or a combination of education and experience equivalent to the minimum of an Associate Degree in field of Education, Human Services or other related area. Prefer teaching, counseling, or tutorial experience with adults of low socio-economic backgrounds.  Must possess valid driver’s license with good driving record.  Will be responsible for performing job development tasks.  JO#1108045

THESE AND ALL JOBS WITH THE VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT

www.vawc.virginia.gov

Senior leader remembers lessons of humble beginnings Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche retires July 21

Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche, deputy commander for the Army Materiel Command, will soon be packing the mementos in his office as he prepares for retirement. His retirement ceremony is set for July 21 at 9 a.m. on the AMC Parade Field at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. (Photo by Sgt. First Class Teddy Wade)

By KARI HAWKINS

Army Materiel Command Public Affairs

Under the collar of his three-star uniform, Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche wears a symbol of his early years of service that has kept him connected to the challenges and aspirations of the Army’s enlisted ranks.

That symbol – the rank of a sergeant – is important to an officer who has focused on being accessible, fair and supportive to the Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians who have worked beside him and for him.

“For me, the Golden Rule is to treat people like you want to be treated,” said Wyche, deputy commander of the Army Materiel Command and senior commander for Redstone Arsenal. “I’ve always tried to be very balanced in my life, and to be approachable. Balance is very important, in my opinion, because in this business things get thrown at your left and right, and top and bottom, and you have to continue to make sound decisions.”

Wyche’s personal/professional life balance will soon tip more to the personal side as he prepares for retirement, closing a career that has spanned more than four decades and included four years as an enlisted Soldier. His retirement ceremony is set for July 21 at 9 a.m. on the AMC Parade Field.

Wyche has been a part of the AMC enterprise for years; in some capacity, he reported to the past four of its commanders – Gen. Benjamin Griffin while commander of the Joint Munitions Command; Gen. Ann Dunwoody while AMC’s deputy chief of staff, 3/4; and Gen. Dennis Via and Gen. Gus Perna while AMC deputy commander. In his current role, he not only assists in the AMC worldwide mission, but leads the Army’s Conventional Ammunition and Explosives Safety programs, Depot Maintenance Corporate Board, and AMC’s Cyber Assurance and Enterprise Resource Planning programs.

“All four of the commanders I’ve worked for have been exceptional,” Wyche said. “But each approached things differently and had a different focus, and I’ve adapted to that. As AMC’s deputy commander, I’m responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a multi-billion dollar enterprise and to fill in the gaps and the seams for both previous commander Gen. Via and now Gen. Perna.”

In addition to his duties as AMC’s deputy commander, Wyche serves as the senior commander for Redstone Arsenal, a Federal Center of Excellence with more than 70 tenant organizations and a nearly 40,000-strong workforce.

“While it is very time consuming, at the same time, it’s very rewarding to work with a community that really cares about Redstone Arsenal.”

When not representing Redstone, Wyche is likely traveling to visit Corps and Division Commanders, as well as to AMC depots or industrial plants.

“We cannot forget the business we’re in – the warfighting business. That’s what we live for – to ensure our Soldiers have what they need to fight and win,” Wyche said. “Our AMC units that support formations are a major part of the fight. Understanding the needs and connecting the dots from operational units to the Organic Industrial Base is critical.”

Born in North Carolina and raised on a tobacco farm in Virginia, Wyche enlisted in the Army in 1975. He served as a cavalry scout, reaching the rank of sergeant.

“Every assignment I ever had taught me something about myself and the Army,” Wyche said. “I would not replace my time as a young cavalry scout for any assignment. I was in the fox hole; I dug fox holes. I carried a M60, and I humped hills with teammates. That was special to me.”

Wyche left active duty to attend Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, during which he commanded a detachment as a Reserve officer while also being active with the Army ROTC program. He was commissioned as a Quartermaster officer in 1982.

“My operational assignments in command at places like Fort Hood and Fort Bragg put me out there in the dirt learning how to lead Soldiers,” Wyche said. “Then my introduction to the industrial side of the Army was as the commander of the Joint Munitions Command, where they make everything from 9 mm rounds to 21,600 thousand-pound bombs, and have 16,000 employees around the nation at 18 ammunition plants and sites. That taught me the business of the Army and gave me an understanding of industrial operations.”

Other assignments – commander of the Combined Arms Support Command and the Sustainment Center at Fort Lee, Virginia.; commander of the Joint Logistics Command, Combined Task Force 76 in Afghanistan; and leadership roles in the offices of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics at the Pentagon – provided experiences that gave Wyche a well-rounded understanding of Army strategic operations.

In the wake of budget tightening measures, Wyche said the challenge is to continue to ensure readiness while also finding ways to be more efficient and effective. During his time at AMC, Wyche has focused on ensuring the right funding, infrastructure, personnel and capabilities are in place to support Soldier equipment readiness.

As a career logistician, Wyche has lived the meaning behind the warfighter logistician’s mantra: “We are prepared to give the shirts off our backs and boots off our feet to support the fight. We will never say ‘no’ as long as there is one gallon of gas to give or one bullet to give.”

“It is about selfless service. We, logisticians and sustainers, must do whatever it takes to support the Warfighters and Soldiers,” he said.

Early in his Army career, a negative comment from a senior Soldier became the motivation for Wyche to excel. Yet, 15 years into his career, he began questioning his purpose in the Army.

“I realized that my purpose was to serve the people and the organizations that I serve with. My passion to be of service motivated me to wear this uniform,” he said. “I come to work with a smile on my face because I love what I do. It’s been said that ‘Soldiering is an affair of the heart.’ You’ve got to want to do it.”

Leadership, too, is an affair of the heart, and success requires a true commitment to the concepts of leadership.

“As their leader, employees and Soldiers have to know you care and that you are competent to lead,” Wyche said. “They have to have confidence and trust in you. They have to be able to say, ‘That’s my boss and I trust him.’ Leaders must set a good example, and they have to care not only for their employees but also for their families.”

Looking back on his service, Wyche said it is his family, and especially his wife, Denise, who had a 30-year career as a DA civilian, who he credits for his career’s success. Of all he’s accomplished, he is most proud of being able to make a difference in the lives of Soldiers and DA civilians.

“Watching the growth in the people who I have served with has been truly rewarding for me,” he said. “It has been truly an honor to wear this uniform and serve our Army and country.”

Inset Photo: Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche in the early days of his Army career. The general first enlisted in 1975 as a cavalry scout and then attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where he commissioned as a Quartermaster officer in 1982.

Assessing the Value of Education

By Dr. Al Roberts

Every year as the summer turns its focus toward the coming of autumn, back-to-school stories tend to proliferate in national and local media. One recurring theme seems to be the rising cost of college tuition and questions about its value and payback.

To be sure, college costs have risen, and they continue to rise. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan research and policy institute, released a report last year that documented the ways in which recession-related budgetary concerns led to cuts in the support of higher education. In 46 states, including Virginia, government spending per student continues to remain less than what it was prior to the beginning of the recession in 2008. In fact, based on inflation-adjusted dollars, funding for higher education in Virginia is now 22.5 percent less per student. Such reductions in support are one of the factors that contribute to rising tuition. In this fiscal climate, evaluating the return on investments in higher education seems fitting.

Some benefits fall outside the realm of dollars. College graduates tend to be healthier, more engaged in their communities, and better able to understand diverse points of view. In most assessments, however, the question of value revolves around expenditures and paybacks.

In Virginia, community colleges offer a lower-cost, value-based choice. According to information from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), tuition and mandatory fees for full-time, in-state undergraduates in Commonwealth’s four-year colleges averages $12,137. With fees of $9,989 for room and board, that yields a grand total of $22,126 per academic year. By comparison, here at Southside Virginia Community College in-state tuition and fees add up to $4,582.50 for 15 credit hours per semester for the entire 2017-18 academic year. Furthermore, 94 percent of beginning undergraduate students receive significant financial aid packages.

But what’s the payback?

College Measures, an initiative of the American Institutes for Research, studied that question. They found that students who graduate from a community college with an Associate’s degree in an occupational or technical field earn an average of $35,718 in the first year after graduation and $41,879 eight years after graduation. At VA.EdPays.org on-line you can download the entire report or interactively explore the data to learn more details about wage variations by field of study and region.  Additionally, students who earn an Associate’s degree in a transfer program can save approximately $35,000 on the cost of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree. They also have an opportunity to establish their academic competitiveness and get a clearer picture of their overall career goals.

For more information about your higher education choices and opportunities, contact SVCC at 434-949-1000. Our team of academic and workforce advisors can help you get the most value from your education dollars.

Dr. Al Roberts is president of Southside Virginia Community College, an institution of higher learning that provides a wide variety of education opportunities to a diverse student population within a service area that spans ten counties and the city of Emporia. He can be reached via email at al.roberts@southside.edu.

Be Amazed at the Library

On Thursday, July 20th, join us at the Meherrin Regional Library System as Steve the Amazing Teacher teaches us about the magic of books through science and storytelling. You can even learn to build your own magic trick! The program will be held at 10:30 AM at the Brunswick County Library, Lawrenceville, and at 2:00 PM at the Richardson Memorial Library, Emporia.

Events begin promptly and seating is limited to a first come basis. For more information contact the Brunswick County Library at 434-848-2418, ext. 301, the Richardson Memorial Library at 434-634-2539, or visit www.meherrinlib.org.

Monday Morning Movies at the Library continue July 24th with Rock Dog. This movie is rated PG and is 129 minutes long. The movie will be shown at 10:30 AM at both the Brunswick County Library and the Richardson Memorial Library. Snacks are welcomed. Children under the age of 10 must be supervised.

VCU Health CMH to Host Free Breast Health Workshops

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill will be hosting FREE Breast Health Educational Work Shops throughout the region in July and August.    VCU Health CMH wants to empower women to take control of their health by educating them about their body and providing important breast cancer resources.  Participants will learn about breast health education and breast cancer awareness, intervention and early detection, who is at risk for breast cancer and how often and when to have a mammogram.   Blood pressure and cholesterol checks will also be offered.  Women of all ages are invited to join us at any of these locations and times:

July 19

10am to 12noon

Crewe Public Library

414 Tyler St.

Crewe, VA

July 26

11am to 1pm

R.T. Arnold Public Library

110 E. Danville St.

South Hill, VA

Aug 2

10am to 12noon

Brunswick County Public Library

133 W. Hicks St.

Lawrenceville, VA

Aug 9

10am to 12:30pm

Clarksville Public Library

914 Virginia Ave.

Clarksville, VA

Aug 16

10am to 12:30pm

Warren County Memorial  Library

119 S. Front St.

Warrenton, NC

 

These workshops are funded through a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Richmond Affiliate and in collaboration with VCU Massey Cancer Center's Health Information & Advocacy @ Your Library.  For more information, call VCU Health CMH Health & Wellness at (434) 447-3151, Ext. 3901.

Start Today on Your Successful College Career

Southside Virginia Community College is entering its 47th year in operation.  Over the years, many students have excelled, completed degrees, received work skills, transferred to four year schools and been successful because of their experience at SVCC.  The tradition continues with 2017 fall classes beginning August 21.

Now is the perfect time to register for classes at SVCC, complete information for financial aid, talk with a counselor and prepare for your college career!! 

SVCC offers many programs of study including accounting, administration of justice, administrative support technology, agribusiness, automotive technology, business, clerical studies, cosmetology, diesel technology, education, electricity, emergency medical services, general studies transfer degree, human services, industrial maintenance technology, information systems technology massage therapy, medical office assisting, medication aide, nurse aide, nursing, phlebotomy, power line worker training, practical nursing, precision machining science, truck driver training and welding.

For more information, visit the college website www.southside.eduor call 1-888-220-SVCC (7822).  

Summer Feeding Program Sites Announced

Greensville County Public Schools is participating in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge.  Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities, andthere will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis at the sites and times as follows:

 

Location Days of Service

Greensville Elementary School

1101 Sussex Drive

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:00 am.

Lunch 10:45 am. – 12:45 pm

E W Wyatt Middle School

206 Slagle’s Lake Road

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 7:45 am – 8:30 am.

Lunch 10:45 am. – 12:00 pm

Greensville County High School

403 Harding Street

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:30 am.

Lunch 11:30 am. – 1:00 pm

William E. Richardson, Jr. Memorial Library

100 Spring Street

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28, July 6, 13, 20, 27 Thursday’s Only

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

Word of Life Assembly of God

707 Brunswick Avenue

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 am. – 1:00 pm

Weaver Manor

216 Meherrin Lane

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Northwood Village Apartments

300 Lewis Street

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 am. – 12:30 pm

Brookridge Apartments

1325 Skippers Road

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Community Youth Center (CYC)

800 Halifax Street

Emporia, VA 23847

June 29-July 29 Thursday – Saturday only

Snack only 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Main Street United Methodist Church

500 South Main Street

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 am. – 1:30 pm

Reese Village Apartments

311 Bond Court, Emporia, VA 23847

Reese Village Apartments

311 Bond Court, Emporia, VA 23847

Reese Village Apartments

311 Bond Court, Emporia, VA 23847

Reese Village Apartments

311 Bond Court, Emporia, VA 23847

 

**All sites will be closed July 3 & 4, 2017.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)   Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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