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Lost Dog

Dog missing since Sunday, June 21 around the Virginia Welcome Center in Skippers, VA. 

6 month old male Shih-Tzu/Poodle weighing 8 – 10 lbs. with white body and black face.  Goes by the name Blot and has a distinctive black spot near his tail.   He has a blue leash and was last seen near the Virginia Welcome Center in Skippers, VA.

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Obituary-Robert T. Allen

Robert T. Allen, 82, of Emporia passed away on July 1, 2015.  He was predeceased by his parents, William Glenn Allen, Sr. and Mamie Everett Allen.  He was a retired farmer and had a passion for watching horse races.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1pm in Emporia Cemetery. Condolences may be made to www.Echolsfuneralhome.com

Move-O-Matic Kicked Off the Summer Reading Program

The Meherrin Regional Library kicked off their Summer Reading Program: Read to the Rhythm on Thursday, June 25th.  Drexel Pierce, from the Virginia Cooperative Extension presented a dance program. 

For more information on the Summer Reading Program, contact the Brunswick County Library 434-848-2418, ext. 301, the Richardson Library at 434-634-2539, or visit www.meherrinlib.org.

Movies, Music, and More at the Library

 The Meherrin Regional Library invites you to join the Richmond Gourd Orchestra on Thursday, July 9thfor a fun fact-filled program.  The Gourd Guys will be on hand to explain the history of gourd instrument making, how the instruments are made, and will even perform. 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.

Penguins of Madagascar is the movie of the day, Monday July 13th for Monday Morning Movies. The movie will be shown at 10:30 am at the Brunswick County Library, Lawrenceville, and the Richardson Memorial Library, Emporia.  It is rated PG and is 92 minutes long.  Children under 8 must be supervised.  Snacks are welcomed. 

Next Thursday, July 16th magician and juggler, Jonathan Austin, will be here for a great program. 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. 

All shows begin 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.

Celebrating Summer with a Beach Party at the YMCA!

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Field Day at Jackson-Feild

What do dunking booths and hula hoops have in common? They were both popular activities at Jackson-Feild’s annual Field Day on June 24. A warm, pleasant summer day was perfect for a variety of fun events and activities including sack races, water balloon buckets, face painting, bean bag toss and a T-shirt decorating contest.

The dunking booth was a favorite event as good natured staff members allowed the kids to try hits the bull’s eye and send them splashing into the water tank. Turn around was fair play when the students took their turn in the booth and their peers and staff had an opportunity to try to dunk them.

Kids snacked on popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones during morning activities. Everyone gathered under the shade trees to enjoy a delicious lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs and the all the fixings. No one left Field Day hungry.

The DJ, who is also a training specialist with JFBHS, provided lively music for dancing, sing alongs and musical games. Announcements by the DJ kept students focused on upcoming events and congratulated winners of various games and competitions. 

The week prior to Field Day the children celebrated “Spirit Week” with a Dress Up Mix/Match Day, Green and Gold Spirit Day, Hat Day, Casual Attire Day and Design A T-Shirt Day.

Students enjoyed working with the staff to plan this very special day – one they will be talking about for weeks to come. It was wonderful to see so many happy smiling faces.

Local Artist Adds Three More Prints to Benefit Wounded Warriors

Local artist Tom Spivey as added three new prints to his fundraiser to support local Wounded Warriors.

     

    

The new prints are "Quiet Time," "Pup and Pumpkins" and "Warmare."  For more information, contact tpspivey@yahoo.com or Picture Perfect on Halifax Street.

 

 

CITY OF EMPORIA

INDEPENDENCE DAY

SANITATION SCHEDULE

RESIDENTIAL SERVICE:  TRASH, BULK/YARD WASTE AND RECYCLING

 

NORMAL COLLECTION                                     WILL BE COLLECTED

Tuesday, June 30, 2015                                              Monday, June 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015                                            Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015                                                Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015                                                    Thursday, July 2, 2015

 

COMMERCIAL SANITATION

NO CHANGE

ALL WASTE MUST BE PLACED AT STREET FOR REMOVAL BY 7:00 A.M. ON COLLECTION DAY.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS ASKING ALL RESIDENTS TO REFRAIN FROM PUTTING TRASH OUT AFTER THEIR NORMAL SCHEDULED COLLECTION DAY.

 

All Greensville County Collection sites will be OPEN on Friday, July 3, 2015 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

and

CLOSED on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Re-open on Monday, July 6, 2015  7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Local Artist Works to Raise Funds for Wounded Warriors

An effort to raise money for Wounded Warriors is ongoing by artist/composer/musician Tom Spivey. Currently he is offering four prints of his work: a) Emporia/Greensville County, $35.00.  b) Resurrection Morn, $15.00.  c) Christ at the Well, $10.00 d)  and Far From Home, $15.00. Contact tpspivey@yahoo.com or Picture Perfect on Halifax Street.

a    b

    

c    d 

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YMCA BRINGING BRITISH SOCCER CAMP TO EMPORIA

With around 20 million Americans now playing soccer, the number one soccer company in the United States & Canada, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold one of their highly regarded “British Soccer Camps” right here in Emporia, Virginia. 

The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville has teamed up to host the week long “British Soccer Camp” during the week ofAugust 10-14 at EGRA Meherrin River Park.

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s elite team of 1,200 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger Sports will hold over 4,000 Soccer programs this year and will coach over 200,000 players between the ages of 3 and 19.  

Challenger’s 1,000 touches coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices & daily tournament play. Challenger also weaves lessons on Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Leadership and Sportsmanship into the camper’s daily routine.

The British Soccer Camp program also provides a unique cultural experience for the players, highlighted in the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries.

The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville, is offering “British Soccer Camp” sessions for boys and girls ages 6-14.  Camp will be held from 9:00-12:00 at EGRA Meherrin River Park.  Registration fee for the camp is $135 per person and each camper will receive a FREE Soccer Camp T-Shirt, a FREE Soccer Ball, a FREE Giant Soccer Poster and a personalized Skills Performance Evaluation. In addition, any child who signs up online by June 15 will receive a genuine British Soccer Replica Jersey.

Space is limited – parents are encouraged to sign up on line in advance to avoid disappointment. Sign up TODAY at www.challengersports.com or, for more information please contact the YMCA at (434) 348-9622.

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Stream and Download Music and Movies at your Library

Freegal (“Free and legal”) Music and Movies is here for Meherrin Regional Library System patrons! Freegal Music is a downloadable music service that gives library patrons access to over 8 million songs in MP3 format, including Sony Music’s catalog of artists. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries.

There is no software to install. Downloaded songs will play in Windows Media Player, iTunes, and other popular music players. They can also be transferred to an MP3 player or an iPod. The Freegal app is free and available through Apple’s App Store and Google Play for use with smartphones or tablets. Freegal Music limits song downloads to 3 per library patron per week, and 3 hours of streaming time per day per patron.

Also use Freegal Movies to view movies and TV shows! Freegal Movies and Television is a streaming video service that allows patrons to access thousands of movies and television episodes from major content providers. Like Freegal Music, no software download is needed, and files are in MP3 format and can be played on any device. Freegal Movies limits movie and TV episode downloads to 3 per library patron per week. Each download can be viewed multiple times during a 48 hour viewing period.

Start downloading your favorite tunes or movies today! Access Freegal Music by visiting www.freegalmusic.com or by downloading the Freegal Music app.  Freegal Movies are available at www.freegalmovies.com or by downloading the Freegal Movies app. Login to both by selecting Meherrin Regional Library and using your library card number and pin. For more information on accessing Freegal through your library, contact the Brunswick County Library at 434-848-2418 ext. 301 or the Richardson Memorial Library at 434-634-2539.

 

Read to the Rhythm At Your Local Library

The Meherrin Regional Library System urges families to shake, rattle, or roll to the library for Read to the Rhythm! The Meherrin Regional Library System launches its Read to the Rhythm! Summer Reading Program on June 1st. During the next two months, the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville and the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia will host a range of free activities for children, tweens, and teens that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

Themed summer events include a line dancing class with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Zumba with the YMCA of Emporia-Greensville, and a concert from the Richmond Gourd Orchestra. Magician and juggler Jonathan Austin and a fun filled show by the Sundae Puppets are also part of the summer fun.

There is a serious side to summer reading for youth. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. “Studies indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests,” Krystal Cook-Elliott, Youth Services Librarian states. “Our libraries are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families.”

The Libraries' Summer Reading Program Registration begins June 1st. To learn more about summer adventure at the library, please call the Brunswick County Library, Lawrenceville at (434) 848-2418 ext. 301 or the Richardson Memorial Library, Emporia at (434) 634-2539 or check out the library’s website at www.meherrinlib.org.
 

 

Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Began June 15

The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began Monday, June 15, 2015.

“County committees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” said Vilsack. “I hope that every eligible farmer and rancher will participate in this year's county committee elections. Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice; their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs.”

Vilsack added, “We’ve seen an increase in the number of nominations of women and minority candidates, and I hope that trend continues.”

To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area where the person is nominated.

Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others. Organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. Nomination forms for the 2015 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 3, 2015. Elections will take place this fall.

While FSA county committees do not approve or deny farm ownership or operating loans, they make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. Nationwide, there are about 7,800 farmers and ranchers serving on FSA county committees. Committees consist of three to 11 members that are elected by eligible producers.

FSA will mail ballots to eligible voters beginning Nov. 9, 2015. Ballots are due back to the local county office either via mail or in person by Dec.7, 2015. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office on Jan. 1, 2016.

ROUTE 301 SOUTH BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR CONSTRUCTION MAY 18

Bridge near Emporia will be replaced; traffic to be detoured to I-95 during project

GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. –The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) wants to alert drivers in Greensville County to possible traffic impacts associated with replacement of the Route 301 South (Sussex Drive) bridge over the CSX railroad tracks, about 3 miles north of the town of Emporia. The bridge will close to traffic on May 18, 2015, and will remain closed during the two-year construction project. Crews will first demolish and remove the old bridge, then construct a new bridge in its place.

The contractor will work with CSX railroad personnel to make sure train movements are not interrupted during construction. This project only affects southbound traffic, which will be detoured during construction. Route 301 North will remain open, and access will remain for property owners who live nearby. Access to Country Club Road will also be available during construction.

Detour signs will be posted along the roadside for drivers to follow. Before reaching the bridge closure, drivers can get onto I-95 at Exit 17, and get off at Exit 13 to access Route 301 South. This project is scheduled to be completed by Summer of 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/rte_301_bridge.asp

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