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Job Posting

Maintenance Worker

Job Posting #:  2018-1

Psychiatric residential treatment facility is seeking a full-time Maintenance Worker. Job duties include basic building and vehicle maintenance, performing equipment and building safety inspections, painting, plumbing, basic carpentry, electrical, & HVAC repair and installation.  Qualified candidates must possess the ability to work independently with little supervision while exhibiting quality workmanship. 

Formal experience in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, or HVAC is required.  Tradesman certification in one of the above listed trades is preferred.

Must possess the ability to frequently lift eighty pound objects.  Working conditions include work both indoors in climate controlled areas and outdoors in temperatures in excess of 90 degrees and in temperatures below 32 degrees.  Competitive pay & benefits including company sponsored 401(k) plan, health, life, dental, and vision insurance.  Post offer drug screen, physical, and criminal background screening required.  Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is a Drug Free Work Place.  Position Open until filled.  EEO. 

Mail, fax, or e-mail cover letter and resume by February, 19, 2018 to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services

Attn: Chris Thompson

Job#:  2018-1

546 Walnut Grove Drive

Jarratt, Virginia 23867

Fax: (434) 634-6237


Career Opportunity

Residential Counselors

(Youth Service Workers)

If you are interested in making a positive impact on the lives of Virginia’s youth, then we want you to become part of our Team!  Rural Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility located in Jarratt, Virginia seeks positive role models to work directly with adolescent boys and girls in a psychiatric residential treatment program.  The Youth Service Worker is responsible for role-modeling healthy behavior, teaching life skills, administering a trauma informed behavioral support program, and leading youth in and participating in social, cultural, and recreational activities.  This position supervises youth in the residential unit and on off-campus activities and appointments.

Must possess the availability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and nights.  Supreme flexibility required.  Seeking candidates with Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology, Sociology or other Human Services field.   Experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Compensation package includes 401(k) retirement plan & employer sponsored health, dental, vision & life insurance.  JBHS is a Drug Free Workplace.  Successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background screening.  EOE.  Positions open until filled.

E-mail cover letter and resume to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services

Attn: Chris Thompson

Job # 2018-2

Career Opportunity

Melvin L. Davis Oil Company, Inc. is currently searching for Management Team Members.  We have openings from crew leaders all the way up to GM’s at various locations.  Our team has been the key to our success and growth so far and we’re looking for more people with the right skills and personality to join us.

Our Company:

The Davis family opened a small restaurant in rural Sussex County, Virginia in 1956. The entrepreneurial spirit continues today as the third generation has established two modern travel centers in Virginia, including one near the site of the original 15-employee restaurant. Today the company has expanded to more than 250 employees and serves professional drivers and traveling motorists along I-85 and I-95 in Virginia. In addition to the large, clean travel centers with food options in Stony Creek and Warfield, we also operate an Exxon service station and convenience store in Prince George, a Mobil service station and convenience store in Stony Creek, a Popeye’s, a Wendy’s and a Denny’s.  Our team has been the key to our success and growth so far and we’re looking for more people with the right skills and personality to join us.  Customer service is the foundation of our company, and it’s the job of every team member regardless of title.  Be a part of a talented team where you will be challenged each and every day.  We are a quickly growing company, and promote from within whenever possible.  Your opportunity for growth inside of our company is exciting.

Job Requirements:

•Minimum 1-3 years of leadership experience in the retail, grocery or other service industry with responsibility for financial results.


•Competitive Salary ranging from $28,000-$55,000.00 annually depending on experience plus 10% annual salary bonus potential paid quarterly for GM’s.

•Benefits that include a great medical package, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and AFLAC.

•Paid Time Off.

•100% match of up to 4% of salary in the 401K plan.

•Discounts on fuel

•Discounted meals for employees on and off shift from 10% to 100% depending on position

Resumes can be sent to Jeanne Moseley at 434-246-2520 or or apply online at

Winners of 2016 VPF Car Show Announced


2016 Special Awards

2016 Dash Plaque Recipient: Roy A. Roberts Jr. “Big Al”






Most Chrome

1957 Chevy Bel Air

Connie Jordan


Least Chrome

1919 Ford Model T

Billy Soles


Highest Ride

1963 Ford F-100

Richard Wrenn


Lowest Ride

1955 Chevy Bel Air

Charlie Robinson


Most Original            

1967 Pontiac GTO

Kelvin Clarke


Best Interior

1955 Chevy Bel Air

Thurston Vann


Best Exterior

2014 Harley CVO

Amy Long


Best Engine                

1955 Chevy Bel Air

James Wrenn


Appreciation, ’16 Dash Plate

1961 Ford Conv. Sunliner

Roy A. Roberts Jr.


Charles Taylor Mem. Award

1964 Chevy Impala SS

Billy & Kathy Rackley


Pam’s Choice Award

1974 Chevy Camero

Roscoe Reavis


People’s Choice Award

1988 Chevy Monte Carlo

Joseph Seward


Most Club Participation

Oldies But Goodies     



Best Paint

1966 Ford Mustang

Chuck Floyd


Best Appearing, Ford

1962 Ford Galaxy 500

Tommy Hawkins


Best Appearing, Ford Truck

1966 Ford F-100

Bert Dickens


Best Appearing, Import

2007 Subaru WRX

Eddie Pearce


Best Appearing, GM Product

1955 Chevy Bel Air

Charlie Robinson


Best Appearing, GM Truck

1965 Chevy Pick-up

Walter Lynch


Best Appearing, Mopar

1968 Plymouth Rd.Runner

Doug & Sue Vaughn


Best Appearing  Mopar Truck




Best Appearing Antique

1933 Ford Tudor

Alan Fibish


Best Appearing, Motorcycle,  “Daily Rider”

2011 Harley CVO Soft Tail

Michael Long


Best Appearing, Motorcycle

2009 Suzuki Hogabusa

Marcus Long


Best Appearing, New Model

2015 Chevy Colorado

Benjamin Torbert


Best Appearing, Race Car

1969 Chevy Camero

Billy Lyles


Best Appearing, Street Rod

1950 Chevy Bel Air

Joe Barnes


Best Display

1967 Ford Mustang Conv.

Susan Harrell


Best Peanut Display

1967 Dodge Dart GTS

Billy Prince


Billy Harrup Memorial Award “Make a Buck Truck”

1936 Rat Rod Truck

Herbert  Smiley


Top Dog Award

1965 Chevy CorvetteConv.

Herbert Tuck Jr.


Seein’ Nothin’ But Taillights

1982 Chevy S-10

Stuart Slagle


Pro’s Pick

1959 Chevy Impala

Don Vtipil


Virginia Wheels Club Choice

1957 Chevy Pick-up

Dave Driver


Distance Award

130 Miles

Marcus Long


Johnny Pearson Mem. Award

1962 Chevy Impala

Cindy Vann


Billy Hedgepeth Mem. Award

1965 Ford Mustang GT

Jason Ellis


George Blick Mem. Award

1953 Ford F-100

Bruce Vecchioni


Good Guys Award

1936 Chevy Coupe

Wright & Cindy Pond


Special Interest Award

1937 Chevy 2 dr. Sedan

Bruce Tudor


Best In Show, Street Rod                                                   

1932 Ford Coupe

Chris Ellis


Best In Show, Motorcycle

2012 Road Yamaha

Johnnie & Debbie Long


Best In Show, Truck

1933 Ford Pick-up

Bill Austin


Best In Show, Car

1969 Chevy Chevelle

Gary Houchins

"Do You Have a Cat?"

If you ask this question to the most
Then pay attention to what they say
You'll find so many will say yes
But don't k know where it is today.
Now this is the truth without a doubt
And the reasoning isn't hard
Yes if you don't feed them regularly
They will wander to another yard.
You can take my word straight to the bank
For on the subject a specialist I be
The past eight years I've caught sixty in my yard
And none of them belonged to me.
Well my cat loves me very much
For I feed her every day
Now this is what each one must do
Or you'll create another stray.
Now if we could turn them into tourists
The city would be so proud
Yet keeping a cat not spayed or neutered
Should not be allowed.
yes each dog requires a license
And each year must get required shots
it might be good to do the same with cats
Causing a cut back in many spots.
Now I am an animal lover
But my thoughts on this don't vary
The many cats loose on our city streets
Just how much disease do they carry?
Roy E.. Schepp
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