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Secondary English Teacher

A private rural residential special education facility has an immediate opening for a Secondary English Teacher certificated to teach grades 9-12 English literature, grammar, and composition.  Qualified candidates must possess the ability to work effectively with ED, LD, and students in a regular tract.

Competitive salary & benefits including employer sponsored health, dental, vision, & life insurance and 401(k) retirement plan.

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and drug free work place.  Successful candidates must successfully complete a drug screening and criminal background screening.  Position open until filled.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to:                                 

                                                            Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
                                                            Attn:  Chris Thompson
                                                            Job #: 2016-13
                                                            E-mail:  cthompson@jacksonfeild.org

In Miami, Tim Kaine Joins the Democratic Ticket

At a rally in Miami on Saturday, Hillary Clinton introduced her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, one of the most qualified vice presidential candidates in history. She applauded his lifelong commitment to public service: his work with missionaries in Honduras; as a civil rights lawyer and his leadership as city council member, mayor of Richmond, Governor of Virginia, and U.S. Senator. Throughout his career, he has brought people together to deliver for those he represents. “And that’s why I am so thrilled to announce that my running mate is a man who doesn’t just share those values, he lives them.” Clinton said.

Kaine agreed with Clinton that we must build an economy for all, not just those at the top and that when Americans stand together we are stronger together. “And I know that because Hillary knows that we’re stronger together; we’re stronger when we work together, when we grow together, when we pull together […] So I could not be any more honored to stand by Hillary’s side in this very important campaign.” Kaine said.

Willie Mae Goodwyn

Willie Mae Goodwyn was one of six children born to Jimmy and Minnie Hux on October 15, 1936. On Monday, July 18, 2016, she took her last breath at 9:05 a.m. and decided to walk amongst the angels.

Until the death of her late husband, Roman Goodwyn, Jr., she lived in Jarratt, Virginia where she was a member of Hassidiah Baptist Church.  She subsequently relocated to be with family and was a devoted worshiper at Prospect Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN and, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross, GA, where she lived with her son Beverly Goodwyn (Earlene) and her daughter Lynda Goodwyn.

Willie Mae was a strong woman; maybe not physically but by way of her tenacity and resilience.  She was called “Mother” by so many and affectionately known as “Ponkie” to just as many. She lived a full life with people around her – family, friends and even strangers – who were encouraged by her story and her spirit.  “I may give out, but I will not give in.” Those were the words she spoke only three days before she passed away. And, that is exactly what she did.  Her heart simply gave out, but Willie Mae did not give in.

She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Beverly Goodwyn of Atlanta, GA; her daughter Lynda Goodwyn of Alpharetta, GA; her daughter-in-law Earlene Goodwyn of Chattanooga, TN; her grand-daughter Candace Raleigh (Andre) of Cumming, GA; her grandson Lamar Pitmon Jr. (Kyria) of Knoxville, TN; two great-grandchildren, Kyree and Ahmari Pitmon of Knoxville, TN; a loving sister, Gloria Goodwyn of Baltimore, Maryland; a devoted sister-in-law, Ella Goodwyn of Jarratt, VA and an extended and loving community of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.   

Willie Mae lived a full, prosperous and abundant life and was a faithful believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and she stood on His word.  Her favorite scripture was Psalm 23. She loved her family deeply and her family loved and cared for her with all their heart.

Funeral Services were conducted on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 12 Noon at the Hassidiah Baptist Church, Jarratt, VA.

Professional Services are entrusted to the staff of R.E. Pearson and Son Funeral Service, Inc., 556 Halifax Street, Emporia, Virginia.

Sarah Pearson Seaborne

The final chapter of God’s Book of Life for our beloved, Mrs. Sarah Pearson Seaborne, age 73, of the Pleasant Shade Community was concluded on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 9:03 A.M. 

Sarah P. Seaborne, the sixth child of the late Joe Thomas and Sarah (Kate) Elizabeth Callis Pearson was born on August 13, 1942 in Greensville County. A beautiful soul, a soft spoken voice and gentle spirit, found sweet rest and peace on Monday, July 18, 2016. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her. 

Sarah was trained in a Christian home and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Being obedient to the Church Covenant, when she moved from this place, she was united with Mount Zion Baptist Church in South Hackensack, New Jersey where she could carry out the spirit and principles of God’s word. She served under the leadership of two great Pastors: Rev. Joseph Osborne and Rev. Dr. Robert L. Curry. She was a member of the Young Adult Choir, Pastor’s Aide, Usher’s Ministry and New Member’s Ministry. She mastered the biggest adjustment of her life when she relocated back to this area in 1974. She was reinstated in this church shortly after her return and has been an active member of the Executive Ministry, has taught vacation bible school, member of the Willing Workers Ministry, member of the Missionary Ministry and Financial Secretary. 

Sarah was educated in Greensville County Schools, graduated from Southside Virginia College with an Associate Degree and was listed in Who’s Who Honor Society. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in early childhood education from Saint Paul’s College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She also received certificates for extended studies: Bureau of Education and Research, The Education Training Network, Using Educational Technology and Child Abuse and Neglect offered by Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Sarah M. Pearson married her childhood sweetheart, John H. Seaborne, Sr. on December 23, 1961 and from this union, two sons were born. 

Sarah was employed for sixteen years in the accounting area of top firms while living in the city of Hackensack. Sarah found her true calling in 1983 when she began teaching and tutoring young children. She loved teaching and was an advocate for education. In July 2008, she retired from Mecklenburg County Public School System after 25 years of service. Not sure if she was ready to let go completely, she added her name to the substitute list right away. She mastered the art of multitasking. It was customary for her to walk several miles on the treadmill, cycle, clean house, plant flowers, cook meals and squeeze in a few hours of office work. She loved to travel and interact with quality people. The farthest she ever traveled was to Frankfurt, Germany. Her most enjoyable trip was a cruise on the Oasis to Hatti and Mexico with family and friends. She worked, ministered and mentored until an undetected medical problem changed everything. 

She was a member of the G.R.T.A. (Greensville Retired Teacher’s Association), Virginia Retired Teacher’s Association, National Retired Teacher’s Association, Georgia P. Kelley Temple #863 Daughters of Elk, Fifth District Unity Council, Virginia State Association Daughters of Elk, Past Grand Daughter Ruler Council, Pass State President Council and State Directress of Efforts for Youth. 

Sarah was preceded in death by three brothers; James, Robert and Wilson Pearson, three sisters; Vinie P. Walker, Grace P. McBeth and Geneva P. McKinnon, and two sister-like nieces; Otelia Pearson McWilliams and Ella Pearson Martin, one sister-like cousin; Evoria Ross Franklin. 

Sarah leaves those who are grateful to have shared her life and will cherish her memory her husband; John H. Seaborne, Sr., two sons; John Seaborne, Jr. (Amanda) and Jeffrey Seaborne, Sr. (Amanda), three grandsons; Darius K. Seaborne of Richmond, VA, Jeffery Seaborne, Jr. of Norfolk, VA, and Justin Seaborne of Emporia, VA, one great-granddaughter; Kaliya Seaborne of Richmond, VA, one great-grandson; Keair John Seaborne of Richmond, VA, one brother; Eddie Pearson (June) of Richmond, VA, one daughter-like niece; Rev. Joann Pearson Collins (James) of Hackensack, NJ, one devoted niece; Natley McKinnon of Newport News, VA, two God-daughters; Glenda McBeth Burton (William) of Greensboro, NC and Chonita Pearson Hall (Will) of Hackensack, NJ, three step granddaughters; Blondia Curry, Breana Bradley and Patrice Roberts, one step grandson; Tyree Roberts, four step great-grandchildren; Donasia, Donavion, Destiny and Ja’zarion, one lifetime friend; Bernice Pace Jackson of Teaneck, NJ, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and associates. 

Funeral Services were conducted on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12 Noon at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Freeman, VA.
Professional Services are entrusted to the staff of R.E. Pearson and Son Funeral Service, Inc., 556 Halifax Street, Emporia, Virginia.

Hunt Brothers® Pizza Now Open In Emporia, Virginia

 New CornerStone Market convenience store is open, serves fresh pizza to Emporia residents

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 22, 2016)– Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, is pleased to announce it has opened its first Emporia, Virginia, location. Serving fresh pizza and more to local Emporia residents, Hunt Brothers Pizza is available at the new 24-hour CornerStone Market BP convenience store.

The Hunt Brothers Pizza at CornerStone Market offers a wide variety of hot, fresh products, including original and thin crust pizzas with up to 10 toppings for no extra charge, Breakfast Pizza, Wings, WingBites® and its latest menu item, Cheesebread and Marinara Dipping Sauce. Throughout the year, Hunt Brothers Pizza also introduces specialty flavors, like Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, that are only available for a limited time.

Made with quality ingredients and offering meals and snacks for all parts of the day, Hunt Brothers Pizza is the perfect solution for an easy dinner during the workweek or for a quick bite to eat as residents of Emporia travel through town.

    

“We are excited to introduce Hunt Brothers Pizza to Emporia and pleased to offer the community a new, local convenience store with food options to serve their needs,” said Alan Cooke, District Manager of Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, Inc., a distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza. “There is much to look forward to as we welcome this new location to the Hunt Brothers Pizza family. Above all, we are eager to begin serving the community with delicious pizza.”

Emporia residents can expect a grand opening celebration toward the end of the summer with free Hunt Brothers Pizza samples and more once Subway is open for business.

Hunt Brothers Pizza is a family owned and operated business that is very much grounded in faith. The company is dedicated to running the organization according to its Guiding Principles: Place God first in all we do, Be a blessing to people, Trust God to meet our needs, Strive for excellence.

CornerStone Market is a new company owned by Clint Slate, Chris Slate, Billy Slate and Stratford Ward.  Clint, Chris and Billy Slate are the owners of Slate and Spivey Inc., a third generation family owned general contractor.  Slate and Spivey was founded in 1944 and is the general contractor for this project.  The other partner, Stratford Ward, is the owner of Little Oil Company of Richmond, Virginia, a family business operated for 95 years.  Little Oil Company is a third generation oil distributor that supplies fuel to over 100 convenience store owners in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.  Jill Slate and Stratford Ward, owners of CornerStone Subway are planning for the Subway opening later in the summer.

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Pleasant Hill Christian Church Revival and Homecoming

GASBURG ~ Beginning Sunday, July 24, the Pleasant Hill Christian Church located at 175 Ankum Road in Gasburg, Virginia will hold its Annual Homecoming and Revival services.  The special Homecoming 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 24-28, 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 Robert “Bob” Moulden. Bob is a native of Gerrardstown, West Virginia. His family moved to Virginia in 1956 and he graduated from Clarke County High School in Berryville, VA in 1965. He enrolled in Roanoke Bible College, (Now Mid-Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City, NC), in 1969 and graduated in 1973. While in college Bob traveled and sang with “The Spokesmen Quartet”, conducting numerous youth revivals and crusades. From January 1974 until August 1979 he ministered with the Museville Christian Church near Chatham, VA.  In September 1979 Bob became Minister of Plymouth Church of Christ in Plymouth, NC where he served until his retirement on September 7, 2014. In addition to his ministry in Plymouth, Bob has preached numerous revivals, and been involved in mission work and music ministry. He married the former Denise Modlin of Roper, NC in 1973. They have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.

You will be enriched and enlightened by Bob’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 at 7:00 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.

Jackson-Feild Homes Promotes Katherine Turner

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is pleased to announce that Kate Turner has been promoted to the position of Director of Utilization Review. Ms. Turner has held several positions at Jackson-Feild most recently serving as a therapist for residents.

The Director of Utilization Review ensures that children are receiving effective and appropriate treatment services.

It is a key position that focuses on ensuring that quality services are provided to residents and that Jackson-Feild is complies with best practice for risk management, performance quality improvement goals, HIPPA requirements and Council on Accreditation standards.

She provides oversight of the case management services for children’s records. This position interfaces daily with managed care organizations, external reviewers and regulatory entities.

The director works closely with Virginia’s managed care vendor, Magellan, regarding the funding of children’s services and issues related to funding.

She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Master’s Degree from Liberty University. Her education and experience makes her well qualified to fulfill the responsibilities of her new position.

2016 New Student Orientation at SVCC

New Student Orientation (NSO) will take place on both main campuses of Southside Virginia Community College in August. New students, parents, and mentors are encouraged to attend an NSO closest to them!  Students will learn about SVCC services, tour the campus, complete the enrollment process, and get a Student ID card. A variety of dates and times are offered to make this informative event convenient for our newest SVCC Panthers!

New Student Orientation Dates Fall 2016:

August 4th    5:30 PM        Christanna Campus located in Alberta, VA

August 5th         10:00 AM     John H. Daniel Campus located in Keysville, VA

August 18th    5:30 PM       John H. Daniel Campus located in Keysville, VA    

 August 19th 10:00 AM      Christanna Campus located in Alberta, VA

*Please check in with Student Services when you arrive on campus*

 

The New Student Orientation program is hosted by Student Services on each campus of SVCC. For additional information about the New Student Orientation experience please call Le’Tina Giles Student, Activities Coordinator at 434-736-2023. New students may also visit the NSO website at www.southside.edu/orientation.

“Mud In Your Eye"

Now this is an old expression
Well known by me an you
Yes this is what when you get when you don’t inspect
When the contractor says he’s through.
 
Well this has happened many times
So it’s really nothing new
The Main Street sidewalk’s a prime example
Now walked on by few.
 
Excitement broke out everywhere
About paving many city streets
Yet when finished it’s a sight to see
Like someone walked on with baseball cleats.
 
Where there used to be a ripple
Sometimes you find another coming through
Yes and unless the sun will melt the asphalt
It won’t be level for a week or two.
 
Yes another grant that has seemed to fail
To accomplish what was supposed to be
You cannot hide the mess-ups here
For if you open your eyes you’ll see.
 
What can we do to prevent this
Just make the leadership aware
Yes it’s time to show the constituency
That for them they really care.
 
-Roy E. Schepp

Mabel Williams Thompson

Visitation:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Owen Funeral Home in Jarratt

Service:

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11 am at Owen Funeral Home in Jarratt

Interment following the service at Aberdour Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Mabel W. Thompson, 86, widow of Calvin L. Thompson, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy R. Thompson and two brothers, Edward Williams and Billy Williams. She is survived by one son, William “Bug” Thompson and wife, Dianne; five grandchildren, Chris Thompson and wife, Kristine, Scott Thompson and wife, Julie, Stacy Thompson, Becky Parham and husband, Lawrence and Jamie Taylor and husband, Clay; seven great-grandchildren, Lauren, Heather, Alex, Amber, Carrie, Zach and Colton; great-great-granddaughter, Kaydence; daughter-in-law, Linda Thompson; a sister, Maggie Phillips and a brother, John Clifton Williams and wife, Ruth. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at Owen Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21. Interment will follow at Aberdour Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

Pittman Appointed to CMH Foundation Board of Directors

SOUTH HILL -- Passion is a valuable commodity. A passion for caring about others might be even more valuable. It is that type of passion that drives Ray Pittman. Mr. Pittman was recently appointed to the VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

“I enjoy working with organizations that make a difference in people’s lives,” the retired CPA and business owner said.  “Becoming involved with the hospital in South Hill will give me another opportunity to do that. Every day CMH contributes to the betterment of the lives of folks throughout Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.”

“It’s partly selfish really.  I want to know more about health care capabilities where my family spends time,” he said. “Aging has made health care seem more important.  With the affiliation between Community Memorial Hospital and VCU Health, there are medical services and providers available in South Hill that can’t be equaled in many small towns in the country.”  He continued, “Many small towns are seeing hospitals close, but VCU Health CMH is building a state-of-the-art facility that will become the regional hospital for this area.”

Pittman credits his friends, Bill and Sylvia Solari, with making him aware of CMH.  “My wife and I got interested about five years ago because of Bill and Sylvia’s involvement with the radiation treatment center,” he added.  The Solaris were the lead donors for the Solari Radiation Treatment Center capital campaign at CMH in 2010. Bill Solari is also on the CMH Foundation board.

Pittman feels that it is important to become informed about VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital, so he can help his friends become more informed as well.  “We spend quite a bit of time at Lake Gaston.  We have friends here, and we want to share with them the capabilities of CMH in case they need health care,” he said, “We’ve met some of the doctors at CMH and quite a few of the administrators.  We feel very confident in the quality of care at CMH.”

Pittman has a long list of community involvement activities including serving on the boards of Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina, the United Way of Wake County, Wake Education Foundation and Communities in Schools. He has previous hospital foundation experience serving on the board of the Rex Hospital Foundation in Raleigh.  He believes in giving back to the communities he and his family call home. He remarked, “I feel honored to be asked to serve on the CMH Foundation board.  I hope my business experience and time spent working with a variety of nonprofit organizations will allow me to make a meaningful contribution to the Foundation.”

Ray and his wife Carmen split time between their homes at Lake Gaston and Raleigh. They have had their Lake Gaston home since 1984 and now live there full time from late spring to early fall.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina.  Before retiring in 2013, Pittman spent 25 years as president of the Pittman Group, Inc., a business acquisition and management company. Before that, he worked as a CPA with the firms of Deloitte Haskins and Sells (now Deloitte) and Touche Ross & Company {also now Deloitte).

Pittman and his wife have two children, a daughter, Rebecca, who along with her husband, Joe, and daughter, Emma Grace, lives in Greensboro and a son, Gregory, who lives in Charlotte.

In 1954 CMH was built by the efforts and generosity of community people. Today that spirit of giving continues with thousands of friends and neighbors supporting their hospital with their financial contributions. Without this support, CMH could not continue to grow and meet the health needs of the community. The Community Memorial Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c ) 3 organization that was formed to strengthen this charitable support. The CMH Foundation exists to build continuing support for VCU Health CMH through philanthropy, stewardship, and community education. Its volunteer board of directors and staff oversee the fundraising efforts of the hospital to ensure that its important mission is fulfilled.

Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center Announces May and June Employees of the Month

Emporia, VA – Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) is pleased to announce the May and June 2016 Employees of the Month: Ricky Mitchell and Beth Kidd. These employees are nominated for demonstrating excellence in one of ten Standards of Behavior. As Employees of the Month, they each received a certificate of recognition, balloons, cookies to share with co-workers and a cash prize.

May

Nominated for demonstrating excellence in Privacy, May’s Employee of the Month, Ricky Mitchell, works in SVRMC’s Accounting Department. Mr. Mitchell’s nomination included the following statement: “Ricky is in a position that requires strict confidentiality in all aspects and he is very good at practicing confidentiality/privacy each and every day. His day-to-day tasks require strict attention to detail while maintaining a level of confidentiality regarding contracts as well as the privacy of our patients and staff in accounting matters. Ricky always ensures that documents are placed in folders and envelopes during transport and are never left unattended. He always operates on a “need to know” basis.”

June

Nominated for demonstrating excellence in Responsiveness, June’s Employee of the Month, Beth Kidd, works as a phlebotomist in SVRMC’s Laboratory. Ms. Kidd’s nomination included the following statement: “Beth is one of the best examples that we have of responsiveness. She always goes above and beyond to ensure that patients are comfortable and have what they need or want while they are here. If Beth has a request from a patient that she can’t accommodate or isn’t sure of patient restrictions, she does an excellent job in relaying those requests to the nursing staff in order to be responsive to their needs. She is not only responsive to our patients but also to her co-workers. She is willing to jump in and lend a helping hand whenever possible.”

VCU Health CMH Team Member of the Month for June 2016

(Left to Right) W. Scott Burnette, CEO, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital presented Shannon Lambert, CMH Foundation and Pharmacy Connection Manager, the VCU Health CMH STAR Service Team Member of the Month Award for June.  There to congratulate Shannon was Ken Kurz, Director of Marketing and Development.

Shannon has been employed at VCU Health CMH for 15 years.  Her dedication and work ethic are just two of the qualities that make her a wonderful asset to VCU Health CMH.  The nomination form submitted on her behalf stated, “Besides being an awesome employee who goes above and beyond her job duties, Shannon saved an Auxiliary member from choking during lunch by performing the Heimlich maneuver.  Shannon can be counted on to do whatever it takes to be successful or to help others.  She is outstanding!”

In addition to the award certificate, Shannon received a STAR Service lapel pin, letter of commendation from Administration, a $40 gift certificate, and a parking place of her choice for the month.

Take Me Out to the Library

On Thursday, July 21st join Nutsy the mascot from the Richmond Flying Squirrels for a great program. Nutsy will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures. The program will be held at 10:30 am at the Brunswick County Library, Lawrenceville, and 2:00 pm at the Richardson Memorial Library, Emporia. 

Monday Morning Movies at the Library on Monday, July 25th will feature Zootopia.  This movie is rated PG and is 95 minutes long.  The movie will be shown at 10:30 am at the Brunswick County Library, Lawrenceville, and the Richardson Memorial Library, Emporia.  Snacks are welcomed.  Children under the age of 10 must be supervised.     

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

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Edward Ray Ogburn

Edward Ray Ogburn “Red Bug, Ed, Big O, Papa Grumpy”, 75, of Emporia was called home to the Lord July 15, 2016.  He was born March 23, 1941 to Willie E. Ogburn and Lucy (Butler) Ogburn in Emporia, VA.

Ed Ray served in the Navy, he enjoyed NASCAR (especially #3), football and baseball.  He loved singing country music, shooting pool and an occasional Coors Light.  He had a great sense of humor and loved making people laugh.

Preceding him in death were his parents Lucy and Willie, one sister, Nellie Jean, and one brother, Joe.

He is survived by his long-term, devoted companion Sarah M. Staton, two sons, Willie (Jessica) Ogburn II and Edward (Crystal) Ogburn Jr., daughter-in-law Tammy Ogburn, three grandchildren, Drake, Tristan, and Emily and two brothers, James and John Brantley.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the caring personnel at Greensville Manor, Davida Dialysis and Dr. Mike Anderson and staff.

“Papa Grumpy” will be missed greatly by his family.  We love you, Pop.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 20 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virgina.  Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

Found Dog

    

Boxer found at P&S Transportation (formerly Grayson Mitchell Inc). Female, very friendly. Call 434-594-5891.

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Isaiah Stephens Qualifies for Nationals

    

Lazers Track Club member, Isaiah Stephens competed in the USA Track & Field Region 3 Qualifying Jr. Olympic Meet in Landover, MD on July 7-10, 2016.  He qualified for Nationals in the discus with a gold medal, javelin with a silver medal and shot put, he earned 4th place.  USATF National Jr. Olympics will be held in Sacramento, CA on July 25-31, 2016.

Isaiah also competed in the AAU Track & Field Region 5 Qualifying Jr. Olympic Meet in Gloucester, VA on June 24-26, 2016.  He qualified for Nationals with a gold medal in the javelin, discus and shot put.  AAU National Jr. Olympics will be held in Houston, TX on July 30-August 6, 2016.

Stephens will be participating in the USATF and AAU National Jr. Olympic Championships. Please support him at www.gofundme.com.  Isaiah and his mother, La-Tina Smith gives special thanks to his coaches Les Young and Bill Cain.

Delano Named Secretary of National Association for Children’s Behavioral Health

Patricia H. Delano, President and CEO of Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services has been elected Secretary of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Children’s Behavioral Health (NACBH).

NACBH is a national organization dedicated to enhancing the availability and delivery of services for children with emotional and behavioral disorders and for their families. For three decades, NACBH has been a force for change to help children.  It leverages the knowledge and expertise of its members to serve as leaders who impact legislation and initiate conversation concerning children’s mental issues.

With twenty-seven years of experience, Ms. Delano has served as the CEO of Jackson-Feild for the past seven years. She has guided JFBHS through some of its most challenging times in its 161-year history, and the organization is more viable and successful than ever.  She welcomes this new opportunity for Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services to make a greater impact at the national level.

July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

As auto thefts spike in summer, the VSP HEAT program reminds motorists to take a layered approach to auto theft prevention

RICHMOND, Va.— July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, an opportune time for the Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program to remind motorists to take their keys or take their chances.

According to the 2015 Crime in Virginia report, 40 percent of the 8,103 motor vehicle thefts reported to VSP in 2015 occurred between June and September. July had the most motor vehicle thefts (909), with August (879), September (746) and June (721) following closely behind.

The consensus among law enforcement is that a significant number of vehicles reported stolen have the keys inside. The HEAT program teaches a three-layered approach to auto theft prevention, and taking your keys is part of Layer 1. While this advice may seem like common sense to many, it’s a recommendation that often falls on deaf ears.

“You should never leave keys in an unattended vehicle,” said First Sgt. Steve Hall, HEAT program coordinator said. “You’d be amazed at the number of people who walk away from their vehicles, engines running, windows down. You want to make it more difficult for thieves, not easier.”

HEAT Special Agent Peter Lazear agrees. “Put as many barriers as you can between yourself and a potential theft,” he said. “After taking your keys, Layer 2 encourages motorists to install audible or visible deterrents, such as VIN etching.”

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching is a process in which a vehicle’s 17-digit, federally assigned VIN is permanently marked into a vehicle’s exterior auto glass.

“The theory with VIN etching,” Lazear said, “is if someone were to steal your car, they couldn’t sell it for parts until removing or replacing the auto glass, which can be costly.”

The HEAT program conducts several no-cost VIN etching events each year. Find a list of events at HEATreward.com.

The final layer of auto theft prevention encourages motorists to use technology, including immobilizing and tracking devices, to aid in prevention.

“There’s a lot of technology readily available,” Lazear said. “And just the thought that you might have a tracking device on your car could deter a thief.”

VCU Health CMH Offering $25.00 Sports Physical

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is currently offering a sports physical for $25.00 per person at CMH Health and Wellness located at 412 Bracey Lane in South Hill.  Parents can call the CMH Health and Wellness office at (434) 774-2541 to schedule an appointment.  Parents are required to pay $25.00 per child in cash (correct change) at the time of servicebecause insurance is not accepted at this location. 

The sports physical will be completed by a licensed Nurse Practitioner and will include the following:  height, weight, vision screening and physical examination.

Again correct change of exactly $25.00 must be presented at the time of the physical, if you have any other questions or concerns, please call (434) 774-2541 or email Jackie Daniel, DNP, Health and Wellness Manager at jacquelin.daniel@vcuhealth.org.

Upcoming Events at the Virginia Cooperative Estension

All workshops FREE unless noted. Take note, many events have registration deadlines. If you have any questions or wish to sign up for a class, contact the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at 434-348-4223.

*NEW:Jul 5, 12, 19, 26: 1:00-3:00PM: Master Gardener Help Desk. The Master Gardeners will be at the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at 105 Oak Street in Emporia every Tuesday in July

Aug 8th: 4-H Jr. Summer Camp. The 4-H Jr. Summer Camp will be August 8th-12th at the beautiful Airfield 4-H Educational Center in Wakefield, VA. 4-H camp is open to all youth ages 9-13. The cost of camp is $210. A non-refundable $40.00 deposit is due at sign-up. We accept check, money order and cash in the exact amount (we do not keep change in the office). Scholarship applications are available in request. For more information, call 434-348-4223 or stop by the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at 105 Oak Street in Emporia.

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.Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments.

INSTALLATION OF CONCRETE BARRIER WALLS ON I-95 Bridge Replacement PROJECT over the Meherrin River

Scheduled lane closures to start next week

EMPORIA – Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have scheduled road work southbound on I-95 over the Meherrin River. For the next two weeks, beginning Sunday, June 12, 2016, until Friday June 24, 2016 crews will begin the installation of the concrete barrier walls. Traffic will be reduced to single-lane closures north of the Exit 11 (Route 58)ramp. This single-lane closure will start Sundays beginning at 6:30 p.m. and extend until Fridays at 5 a.m. No work will take place on weekends. Portable changeable message signs are in place to alert motorists of the single-lane closures. 

The I-95 Bridge Replacement Project has been underway since January 2016 and is scheduled for completion in October 2019. The project will replace the two bridges, to include realignment of the south bridge and installation of storm water facilities.  All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions. Please drive with caution at all times through the work zone.

During construction there will be intermittent traffic shifts and single-lane closures throughout the duration of the project. For the majority of the project, two lanes of traffic will be maintained. To learn more, please visit http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/i95_bridge_replacement.asp

Motorists are encouraged to visit www.va511.org, call 511, listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information. 

VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO OBEY ROUTE 301 BRIDGE TRAFFIC AND DETOUR SIGNS

Virginia State Police to begin enforcement for reckless driving.

GREENSVILLE COUNTY – Safety is the biggest priority for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and the Hampton Roads District is urging motorists to obey all traffic and detour signs posted around the Route 301 Southbound Bridge Replacement Project in Greensville County.  Recently, drivers have been observed traveling the wrong way over the Route 301 Northbound Bridge to avoid the construction detour, resulting in several near-collisions.

Beginning today, January 4, 2016, Virginia State Police will step up enforcement near the bridge and issue reckless driving citations to motorists exhibiting dangerous driving patterns.  Drivers traveling southbound will use I-95 as the detour around the bridge closure.

The Route 301 Bridge Replacement Project is currently on schedule for completion in summer 2017.  The old bridge has been demolished, and crews are currently working on building the new bridge approaches.   For more information, please visit VDOT’s project website:

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/rte_301_bridge.asp

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