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YARD SALE - Saturday, Novembeer 1st, 9 to 1  - 12471 Church Street Stony Creek, VA 23882 Proceeds will go to Relay For Life Household Items, Kitchen Items, Toys, Jewelry and much more

Riparian Woman's Club will have a  Bake Sale at the Farmer's Market, Saturday, Nov. 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  Peanut brittle, chicken salad, toffee and other interesting items will be sold along with pies and cakes.

"Dessert for a Year" raffle tickets are being sold $1 each by any Riparian Woman's Club member. Drawing Dec. 11 - you do not have to be present to win. Other winners include dessert for six months, dessert for three months and three winners will get dessert for a month!

EGRA JV Renegades Advance to Super Bowl after defeating Nottoway

By Craig Allen

On Saturday, October 25th the 9-1 EGRA JV Renegades faced off against the Nottoway Gators to see who would go the Super Bowl.  The Renegades would receive the ball first.  Starting off with a 1st and 10 on their own 49 Yard Line, Kemory Sykes would take the handoff from Jayden White and put it the End Zone for 6.  On the Conversion attempt the Renegades would get back up five yards for an Offside Penalty and would still come up short to make the score 6-0.  Nottoway would receive the ball next and would find themselves looking at a 2nd and 14 at the 49.  The Renegades Robert “Sneaky” Rice would turn up the defensive heat with a hard blow to the Nottoway runner to force and recover a fumble.  The Renegades would take over with a 1st and 10 at the Gator’s 48 Yard Line.  Kemory Sykes would have a nice carry to the 25 Yard Line.  At the 2:26 mark, the Renegades were looking at a 3rd and 9, when Emari Brown would have a nice 6 Yard Carry and would follow this up with a Touchdown Carry.  Brett Allen would try to add 2 more to the Score, but the kick would be blocked by the Gators.  This would bring the 1st Quarter to an end with the Renegades up 12-0.  Nottoway would receive the ball next but would turnover the ball to the Renegades at the 7:09 mark with a fumble recovered by Ha’Saan Edwards .  Emporia would be unable to advance the ball very far and would turn over to the Gators at the 4:48 mark.  The Renegades would be called for a 15 Yard Facemask Penalty and an Offside Penalty during this possession and Nottoway would score a Touchdown at the 37 second mark.  The Point After Attempt was unsuccessful  and the Half would come to an end with the Score 12-6 in favor of the Renegades.

In the Third Quarter Nottoway would  eat up the clock and would finally advance the ball to the 20 Yard Line.  Threatening to score again in the Fourth Quarter,  Nottoway would get as close as the 4 Yard Line but the Renegades Defense would show Nottoway why we have held our opponents to only 31 points in ten games.  With the Turnover on Downs , Emporia would start their drive off with a 1st and 10 at the 2 Yard Line.  The Renegades would get penalized for twelve players on the field, and would try to get something going with a nice carry by Emari Brown to the 14 Yard Line.  Nottoway would turn up their defense and would recover a fumble on the 17 Yard Line at the 1:51 mark.  Emporia would be called for twelve men on the field again to give the Gators a 1st and 5 on the 12 at the 1:22  mark.  Nottoway would have a carry to advance them to the 6 Yard Line.  On the next play Robert Rice would plow through the Gators line to cause a fumble that would be recovered by the Renegades.  The Clock would run out and the Rengades would be Victorious over the Gators  with the Final Score 12-6.  The Renegades will play the Buckingham Knights in the James River District Super Bowl on Saturday, November 1st.  This game will take place at Lunenburg County High School at 10am.  Thanks to everyone in the Emporia-Greensville Community for your support.

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FREE FLU VACCINATIONS

The Southside Health District and the Brunswick County Health Department will be holding a

FREE FLU VACCINATION CLINIC  RAIN OR SHINE ON

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH FROM 10AM – 2PM

THE DRIVE THROUGH CLINIC WILL BE HELD IN THE PARKING LOT LOCATED BEHIND DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND LAWRENCEVILLE PRIMARY CARE ON SHARP STREET (FOLLOW THE SIGNS) WE HAVE 100 DOSES OF VACCINE TO DISTRIBUTE

THIS WILL BE A DRIVE THROUGH CLINIC FOR INDIVIDUALS 18 YEARS AND OLDER.   WE WILL COME TO YOUR VEHICLE, GATHER NEEDED INFORMATION, SUCH AS NAME, ADDRESS AND DATE OF BIRTH AND GIVE THE INJECTION WHILE YOU SIT IN YOUR VEHICLE.

THIS VACCINATION IS FREE TO EVERYONE NO INSURANCE OR ELIGIBILITY REQUIRED.

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Obituary-Richard R. Jarratt

Richard R. Jarratt, Sr., 69, of Emporia, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014. He was the son of the late Paul and Mary Ella Jarratt and was also preceded in death by two brothers, William E. Jarratt and James T. “Tommy” Jarratt. Survivors include his daughter, April Lynn Brannan and husband, Lester; son, Richard R. “Buck” Jarratt and wife, Cindy; three grandchildren, Brian Simmons, Nicole Brannan and Miranda E. Jarratt and a great-grandson, Grant Simmons. He also is survived by his devoted companion, Lilah Jarratt and her children, Joshua Jarratt and Samantha Grizzard and husband, Brandon and children, Jaylon and Cameron Grizzard. Richard also leaves behind a brother, Charles “C. D.” Jarratt and wife, Anita; three sisters, Alice Turner and husband, Don, Frances Murr and husband, Freeman and June Faison and husband, Glenn and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct 30 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, October 31. Interment will follow at Adams Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to assist the family with final expenses. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

Obituary-Hugh D. Drake

Mr. Hugh D. Drake, Jr., 68, of Lawrenceville, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Laura C. Drake; son, Wesley D. Drake and wife, Gretchen; two daughters, Anita Colby and husband, Jeff and Tracy Drake; five grandchildren, Amber Colby, Tess Colby, Dylan Drake, Erik Alford and Zachary Goodwyn; one sister, Martha Ann Holland and husband, Kelly and nieces, Debra Turner and Kim Morris. Mr. Drake was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Drake. A graveside funeral service will be held 12 Noon Friday, October 31 at Maitland Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10-11:30 a.m. prior to the service at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia 23867. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to assist the family with final expenses. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

 

 

 

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Organization will be having a meeting at the Jarratt Fire Department in the meeting room on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 7:00 P.M.

A short program will be presented by the Greensville County Sheriff’s Office on holiday safety and scams.  Don’t let someone you know get scammed, so come out and learn how you can avoid scams and be able to have a safe holiday season. Learn how to protect yourself while shopping and how to protect your home.  Please plan on attending this very informative meeting and bring a family member, friend and/or neighbor.

We all need to be aware of our surroundings and what is going on in our neighborhoods and community.

All residents in Jarratt, Greensville, Sussex Counties and Emporia are invited to attend this program.  Please come and voice your ideas to help our area to prevent crime and make our area a safer place to live and enjoy.

If you have any ideas for programs you would like to have presented at the meeting, please contact Dana Kinsley or Roderic Tuell.

For additional information call: Dana Kinsley 434-637-7553 or Roderic Tuell 434-535-9191

Please tell your neighbors about this meeting and encourage them to attend.

 

VLAS to hold Wills Clinic for Seniors in Emporia

Low-income senior citizens in the cities of Emporia and Franklin and counties of Greensville, Sussex and Southampton will be able to obtain simple wills, powers of attorney and advance medical directives this fall. Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) will hold a Wills Clinic in partnership with the Richmond law firm Williams Mullen and local volunteer attorneys. The one day event will be held at the VLAS building at 412 South Main Street in Emporia from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. This will be by appointment only. Attorneys will provide simple wills, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives at no cost. The day is designed to provide low-income seniors with basic life planning documents.

Registration and prescreening for eligibility for this event is required and space is limited. Registration is required by November 1, 2014. For seniors interested in registering for the event or to find out more bout eligibility requirements, please call the Suffolk Office of VLAS at 800-539-3441, ext. 12, Monday through Friday from 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides legal information, advice and representation in civil cases to low-income individuals and families. Since 1977, VLAS has been the only institutional provider of such services in Central, Southside and Western Tidewater Virginia. VLAS attorneys and paralegals use legal skills to solve problems housing, access to health care, income and public benefits, family issues, consumer lending and assets. The VLAS mission is to resolve serious legal problems of low-income people, promote economic and family stability, reduce poverty through effective legal assistance, and to champion equal justice.

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