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Obituary-Ruth Tudor Collins

Ruth Tudor Collins, 88, of Emporia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, to reunite with loved ones in her eternal home. She was the daughter of the late Sidney A. and Lilly Mae Tudor and was also preceded in death by her husband, Cato L. Collins and all of her siblings. Mrs. Collins is survived by her son, L. Dennis Collins and wife, Jo Ann; her daughter, Linda C. Long and husband, Victor; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 1at Zion Baptist Church with interment to follow at Round Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at church one hour prior to the service In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Zion Baptist Church, c/o Cliff Rodgester, 654 Johnson Rd, Emporia, Virginia 23847. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

Obituary-Virginia Grigg Griffin

Virginia Grigg Griffin, 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 28, 2014 in Emporia, Va. She had resided at the Eugene Bloom Retirement Center in Emporia.  She previously resided at Imperial Plaza in Richmond, Va.  She was the widow of Guy W. Griffin of Richmond. She was predeceased by her parents, Marion and Pat Lou Grigg Sr., infant child, Stephanie Ann Purdy, siblings; Marion Grigg Jr., Walter Allen Grigg Sr., Lucille G. Goodwyn, and Charlotte G. Watkins.  She is survived by her brothers; Captain William H. Grigg and wife Sye, Charles I. Grigg Sr. and wife Bette, sister-in-law Mrs. Lucy Grigg (Walter), and many nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Emporia Cemetery, Brunswick Avenue, Emporia, Va.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 108, Emporia, Va., Emporia Volunteer Fire Department, 209 Halifax St., Emporia, Va. or Main Street Baptist Church, 440 South Main St Emporia, Va.  Condolences may be sent to www.Echolsfuneralhome.com

Support Our Local Businesses!

 

Skip the Malls and the interstate this year and wait until Saturday and do your Holiday Shopping with Local Small Businesses!

Start your day with a hearty Breakfast at Arby's or Bojangles and then head out to Carolyn's Creations on Brink Road and grab some Jim Shore ornaments or a Tervis (Carolyn has a large assortment of ornaments, decorations, trees, Tervis, Elf on a Shelf and tons of unique gifts).  Carolyn's is open Friday and Saturday, which gives you plenty of time to pick the perfect gifts!

When you get back to town, swing by Picture Perfect for your Picture with Santa, and, while you are on Halifax Street, check out Twice Told Treasures and Twice Told Treasures, Too for a wide and eclectic assortment of consigned items.  If you have a hard to buy for person on your list, consignment shops are great places to look, choose from vintage clothing and accessories, books, estate jewelry and many fun and unique items.

After your Pictures with Santa, stop and order your favorite sports fan a years worth of Tees from Top Hand Sports (or just download the order form while your are here, it is in the right hand column of Emporia News).

If sports tees are not on your gift list, check out Sloan's Boutique in Dollar Tree Shopping Center of clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories.  Given that they are having a major sale on Friday, it might pay to stop buy then, see their ad on this page.

After the trip to Carolyn's Creations and the consignment shops and the Pictures with Santa, wouldn't some piping hot homemade German food hit the spot?  Swing by Franken Stube and have a plate of Schnitzel or Brautwurst.  There is nothing like a nice relaxed lunch to recharge your batteries.

Now that you are well fed and nice and rested, head on over to South Main Street and take care of your best friend at Paws and Purrs.  Emporia's only pet boutique has everything your dog or cat could want, from treats to a fancy collar.  They even have pet safe beer for you dog!

The last stop on Main Street is Jim's Pawn Shop.  Yes, I said a Pawn Shop.  Pawn shops are great places for hard to buy for loved ones.  Right now there is a smoker in the front window that would surely make somebody happy.  Jim's also has a fine selection of jewelry, electronics, firearms and furniture.

If you have a person with a computer on their wish list, don't forget Sam Crocketts Computer Services in Jarratt.  Sam can also restore your computer to that lightning fast speed you had when it was brand new.  The best thing about Sam Crockett is that you can call him, e-mail him or visit his website, all from the comfort of your favorite easy chair!

Once your gifts are wrapped, drop them by the UPS store to be packed and shipped.  No Hassle Shipping!! What could be better!

Now that you have saved yourself hours and hours of aggravation by shopping locally, you deserve a pizza or stromboli from Hermie Sadler's Fo Sho Bar and Grille.

The best part about shopping locally is that the money you spend stays local, helping these business grow and offer more next year!  All of the business mentioned are also big supporters of Emporia News, it is their advertising that keeps us going.

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Letters to Santa!

Mrs. Harvey’s First Grade Class

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Bryce.  I am 7 years old.  I live in Skippers, VA.  This year I have been good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a drum set and games for my Xbox.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a four wheeler for kids.  I will leave some milk, cookies and cake for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Bryce

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Quadareyon.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia.  This year I have been good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is Spongebob Krab Attack because I like Spongebob.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Flying Hero.  I will leave some cookies for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Quadareyon

 

Dear Santa,

I hope you come by when it is Christmas.  I love you very much.  I would like a computer for myself and a Barbie House for my baby sister.  Also, please bring my brother some wrestling toys and teddy bears for my baby sister.  Thank you very much!

Sincerely,

Anaiya

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Seleya and I am six years old.  I am a smart little girl.  I love my family.  I am trying to be on my best behavior.  Santa, would you bring me a Barbie Doll, a hair salon, and an American Girl Doll?  Hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Seleya

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Blair.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia, VA.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is an American Girl Doll because I want to play with her.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like some iPod cases.  I will leave some milk and cookies for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Blair

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Samantha.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia, VA.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a Frozen Castle, an Elsa Doll, and Anna Doll because I love Frozen.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a doll baby, a game, and a book.  I will leave some cookies for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Samantha

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Tashawn.  I have been a very good boy this year.  For Christmas, I would like to have a Power Ranger Mega Force Toy, Lego blocks, WWE Wrestling men and rings, and also a play Power Ranger Sword.  I will leave you some milk and cookies.  Please don’t forget my big sister Tashay.  Thank you and love you!

Sincerely,

Tashawn

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Se’yona.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a doll.  You are the best, Santa!  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a tablet.  I will leave some milk and cookies for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Se’yona

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Clayarta.  I am 6 years old.  I live in VA.  This year I have been good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a Ninja Turtle Battle Master because it’s awesome.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a tablet.  I will leave some chocolate chip cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Clayarta

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Hayden Claire and I am 7 years old.  I live in Emporia with my Mom and Dad.  I have tried to be a very good girl.  This year, I want the Monster High Catacombs and the Freaky Fusion Dolls that go with it the most.  If your elves have some extra time, I would love to have a TMNT blimp and the new My Little Pony Dolls.  Please tell Louie, my elf, that I really want my usual Lalaloopsy doll.  Your cookies will be waiting for you.  (Something for the reindeer, too.)

Sincerely,

Hayden

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Eli.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia, VA.  This year I have been good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a Santa doll, Legos, and a Hulk doll because I like them very much.  If your elves are not too busy I would also lkie clothes, a Nabi with a blue cover and letters.  I will leave some cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

P.S.  I hope I’m not on the bad list.

From your friend,

Eli

 

Dear Santa,

My name is QuaDarion.  I am 7 years old.  I live in Emporia, VA.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is basketball court games for my Wii, some new clothes, shoes, and coat because I’ve worked very hard in Mrs. Harvey’s class.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like some toys for my baby brother QuaTavion who’s 8 months so he will leave mine alone.  I will leave some egg nog cookies and a home cooked meal for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

QuaDarion

 

Dear Santa,

Can you bring me a Password Journal?

Love,

Tatyanna

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Christian.  I am 7 years old.  I do try very, very hard to be a good boy.  I want MOST for Christmas a machine that turns broken crayons into new ones.  It is called the Crayola Melt ‘N Mold Crayon Maker Factory.  I will leave some cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve!  I love you and thank you for anything you bring me.

Sincerely,

Christian

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Mykah.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Skippers.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a lot of Wackyvision toys.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a puppy.  I will leave some cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Mykah

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Tyler.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia, VA.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is Mario 3D World because I like playing Mario on the Wii.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a Scooby Doo Meets Batman movie.  I will leave some cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Tyler

Meherrin Regional Library System Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The Meherrin Regional Library System will be closed the following days this holiday season:

Wednesday, November 26 – Library Open 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday, November 27 through Saturday, November 29 – Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

For more information please contact the Brunswick County Library at 434-848-2418, ext. 301, the W.E. Richardson Memorial Library at 434-634-2539, or visit www.meherrinlib.org.

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SOUTHERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO HELP CONSUMERS SIGN UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE

Emporia, VA  - Beginning November 15, Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC)  will help area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

The Health Insurance Marketplace provides U.S. citizens access to affordable health insurance coverage. All health plans on the Marketplace must offer a comprehensive set of benefits including, preventive care and wellness services, doctor visits, prescription drugs, hospital and emergency department care, lab services and pediatric services, and coverage cannot be denied based on a pre-existing condition. Depending on household income, some individuals may qualify for financial assistance from the government, or subsidies, towards the cost of the premium.

As part of the Affordable Care Act, most U.S. citizens are required to have health insurance beginning in 2014. During the first enrollment wave, which began last October and ended in March, nearly 10 million uninsured individuals enrolled in a Marketplace plan. Yet, approximately 30 million Americans remain uninsured.

“This is where SVRMC can help,” said Joe Wilkins, SVRMC’s Interim CEO.  “As a primary health provider in the area, we want to help educate residents on the health plan options available through the Marketplace and assist with eligibility determination for Medicaid or financial help to lower the cost of health insurance premiums.  Although this is a major function of www.healthcare.gov, SVRMC application counselors can perform the same analysis and help with the sign-up process.”

Beginning in 2015, individuals who can afford health insurance but don’t sign up, may have to pay a penalty of $325 per adult and $162.50 per child – up to $975/family or 2% of family income, whichever is higher. And, without insurance, you will be financially responsible for all of your medical costs.

In all states, Medicaid provides health coverage for some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. In some states, the program also covers adults who fall below a certain income level. 

“While Virginiahas chosen not to expand Medicaid, there are still many individuals in the community who qualify for Medicaid coverage,” explained Wilkins.“We can help screen these individuals and if they qualify, we can enroll them at any time, with health coverage beginning immediately.”

Open enrollment runs November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015.  If you would like to make an appointment to speak with an SVRMC application counselor, call 434-348-4406

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The next Look Good Feel Better for women who are currently in treatment for cancer will be held on Monday, December 1, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center classrooms.

For more information or to register please contact Brenda Pultz at (434)637-6198 or bpultz4@hotmail.com.

Visit the Look Good Feel Better Website here.



 

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