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4 Richmond International Raceway tickets for the Sprint Toyota Owners 400 on April 26, 2014. Seats are near the start/finish line, Row 20. Buy all 4 for $340.00, or will split into pairs for $170.   Call 434-594-4083

Maundy Thursday, April 16
 
Main Street United Methodist Church,  500 S. Main St, Emporia, VA at 7:00 pm.  Maundy Thursday is the night that Christians commemorate the last supper that Jesus shared with His disciples before His crucifixion.  It at the Last Supper that Jesus washed the feet of His disciples and shared a meal that included blessed bread and wine and has become the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.  Maundy Thursday also recalls Jesus' new commandment (the mandatum novum) which is to love one another - John 13:34.
 
St. John Lutheran Church, US Hwy 58 just west of I-95. Maundy Thursday worship service with Holy Communion at 7 pm. Rev. Stephen Bocklage will preach and preside.
 

Monumental United Methodist Church, 300 Southampton St, Emporia, VA, will have a Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are going fast, order yours by Thursday! 

Public Schools Seek Your Input

As we Plan for the Future of Greensville County Public Schools, tell us what you believe will enable Greensville County Schools to move forward in providing high quality educational services for the children and youth of our community.

Submit your responses online now using this link

Please Submit Your Responses on or Before April 18th

Obituary-Elsie Wrenn Woodruff

Mrs. Elsie  Wrenn Woodruff, age 94, widow of Eugene S. Woodruff, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  She was preceeded in death by sisters; Virginia Blick, Hazel Newsome and Margaret Harris; brothers; Horace Wrenn and William Wrenn; she is survived by Emma Wrenn, Stepmother,son, Steve L. Woodruff; brother William W. Wrenn & wife Ann, all of Emporia, Virginia.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 18 ,2:00 P. M.. at the Echols Funeral Home, 806 Brunswick Ave., Emporia, Va.; where visitation will be held Thursday (tonight) from 7:00 to 8:30 P. M.

Greensville Co. Farm Bureau Women’s Committee joins in celebration of 2014 Ag Literacy Week

Volunteers marked Agriculture Literacy Week March 23-29

Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program celebrated its fourth Agriculture Literacy Week concurrently with National Agriculture Week, March 23-29.

Robin Tudor, Debbie Dianis, Jackie Roach, Mary Ann Renner, Teresa Lindberg  and Torri Wray of Greensville County Farm Bureau joined volunteers from 80 other county Farm Bureaus to read books about agriculture in their local schools. Many read AITC’s Book of the Year, What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes, and donated copies to school.  In addition to donating the books to the schools, we also donated copies to our local Doctor’s and Dentist’s offices as well as the local library for children to enjoy.  The book is written in riddle form and introduces children to new fruits and vegetables. It features the artwork of Virginia illustrator Cris Arbo and depicts plant parts and garden creatures.

 “This was a great opportunity to share agriculture with children and help them understand why agriculture is so important to Virginia and their community,” Susan Harrell said.

Volunteers read in more than 1,500 classrooms statewide and shared more than 1,625 copies of What’s in the Garden? 

 “Having members of the agriculture community in classrooms across Virginia is a great opportunity for teachers and students to learn about agriculture from those who know it best,” said AITC Executive Director Karen Davis.

Virginia AITC is part of a nationwide effort to help teachers and students understand and appreciate agriculture, which is Virginia’s and the nation’s largest industry. The program provides training and materials to 2,000 teachers and pre-service teachers each year, and its website at AgInTheClass.org provides teachers with Standards of Learning-aligned lessons, literacy activities and more. All AITC services are provided to schools and teachers at no cost.

The AITC program is funded by donations received through the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. For information on supporting the foundation’s educational initiatives, visit AgInTheClass.org and click on the “Donor” link.

GreensvilleCounty Farm Bureau is one of 88 county Farm Bureaus in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. With 135,000 members, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to protecting Virginia’s farms and ensuring a safe, fresh and locally grown food supply.

YMCA Preschool: Left to right -  Emerson Vaughan, Grayson Thomas, Ayden Thrower, (Robin Tudor reading), Mason Jones, Saydee Yoder, Avery Lankford

Brunswick Academy: Left to right – Kacy Lee, Zach Baird, Emma Jones, Lilly Grace Coleman, Landon Edwards and Dawson Clary with Torri Wray behind the students.

Women’s Committee members displaying the donated book: Left to Right – FRONT ROW: Jackie Roach, Stacie Bradshaw, Susan Harrell, Joyce Lynch, and JoAnn Darden. BACK ROW: Kellie Hafey, Robin Tudor, Debbie Dianis, Mary Ann Renner, and Torri Wray.

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Obituary-Michael Roger Wiles

Michael Roger Wiles, 54, of Jarratt, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Karen H. Wiles; sons, Michael Wiles, Jr. and Matthew Wiles; daughter, Michelle Wiles; stepsons, Steven Moss and Michael Moss; grandson, Patrick Wiles; granddaughters, Abigail, Taylor, Haley and Gabrielle Edwards; step grandchildren, Steven Moss, Jr. and Ciera Moss; three sisters, Helen Rideout and husband, David, Matilda Adams and Carol Bowman; brother, Tom Wiles and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) is recognizing Friday, April 18, 2014, as National Lineman Appreciation Day to honor the hardworking line personnel who strive in challenging conditions to keep the power on to the homes and businesses of the members.

“We recognize electric line workers for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to restore service and protect the public’s safety,” says Vice President of Member and Energy Services David Lipscomb. “This diligent group seldom receives the recognition they deserve. They work all hours of the day and night, often in hazardous conditions, going above and beyond to restore power to our communities. MEC’s line workers, as well as line workers from across the nation, have truly earned this special day of recognition.”

MEC staff members invite members of the Cooperative to take a moment and thank their line personnel for selflessly meeting the needs of others. Post a comment on Facebook, or write a note of appreciation to show support for the men and women who light our lives.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is the not-for-profit member-owned energy provider to over 31,000 homes, farms and businesses located in portions of the counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania, Southampton, and Sussex.  It is headquartered in Chase City with district offices in Chase City, Emporia and Gretna.  For more information, visit www.meckelec.org or follow Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative on Facebook and Twitter.

Get Your Tickets to the Doggie Fashion Show Now!

Tickets for the annual Southside Virginia Doggie Fashion Show, presented by the Emporia-Greensville Humane Society are going fast.  This year's show will be on May 3rd at Golden Leaf Commons,  Here is a slideshow from last year's event:

Order your tickets by calling (434)634-3296 or (434)634-5966!

Want your Best Friend in the contest?  Call to enter by Thursday, 17 April!

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ATTENTION PARENTS of YOUTH ages 13-18!
BASEBALL and SOFTBALL Sign-Ups will be held at the Emporia-Greensville YMCA on Saturday, April 26 from 10AM-12Noon.
Leagues are as follows:
  • Babe Ruth Baseball: Ages 13-15
  • Sr. Babe Ruth Baseball: Ages 16-18
  • Belles Softball: Ages 13-15
  • Debs Softball: Ages 16-18
Grab a friend, and get signed up to play!
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