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2016-4-6

Obituary-Goldie Pritchett Matthews

Goldie Pritchett Matthews, 82, widow of Perry Edward Matthews, Sr., passed away Monday, April 4, 2016. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Connie M. Grizzard. She is survived by two daughters, Denise M. Davis and husband, Gary and Claudia A. Matthews; two sons, Benjamin E. Matthews and Perry E. Matthews, Jr. and wife, Janice; two granddaughters, Tanya Davis and Brooke Haught; four grandsons, Travis and Joshua Matthews, G.W. Davis and Bubba Grizzard; seven great-grandchildren, Jesse and Gracie Grizzard, Emma Matthews, Hannah Davis, Lexi Haught, Jaxson Haught and Dawson Haught; one sister, Ernestine Parker and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6,  at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Interment will follow at Magnolia Farm Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

Lifsey Insurance Expanding

Lifsey Insurance Associates, Inc, of Emporia, Virginia, is proud to announce a new partnership with Manry Rawls Insurance of Franklin, Virginia.  Chuck Lifsey and Carolyn Powers will manage the business and hope to hire new employees as Lifsey Insurance undertakes a planned expansion.  Lifsey Insurance will continue to offer the products and services it has in the past, while utilizing the partnership for access to other markets.  Lifsey Insurance will now also offer access to group health insurance, farm insurance and crop insurance.  This new Lifsey Insurance partnership will add to the agency’s ability to find the right insurance coverages at the right price for our customers.

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Greensville County High School Qualifies for Statewide Economics and Personal Finance Competition

The Greensville County High School Personal Finance team.  Pictured from left to right are Summer Jones, Cassandra Robinson, Jessie Li, Arianna Edwards

 

Greensville County High School has qualified two separate teams for The 2016 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance, a rigorous statewide competition to be held April 14th at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond.

Greensville County High School will join several teams from across Virginia that will test their knowledge of economic concepts and apply their skill in personal finance at the day-long competition. The team advised by teacher Courtney Moseley, earned an invitation to the championship round following an online competition conducted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE), a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on enhancing economics and financial education in grades K-12. Regional winners in each division and other high scoring teams were invited to participate in the “live” championship challenge, according to VCEE Executive Director Daniel Mortensen.

VCEE’s Mortensen explains that The Challenge brings classroom concepts to life for students.  “Learning about economics and how it relates to their lives helps students realize they already participate in the global economy,” Mortensen states.  “Applying these concepts leads to more informed buying and saving decisions on the part of students. They make better choices when planning for their future, including college and job choices.”

Last year’s senior class was the first in Virginia to graduate with the high school requirement earning a credit in economics and personal finance. The Challenge was launched as a way to showcase and enhance the knowledge students gain from this course.

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