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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!

Southside Regional Wound Healing Center offers warning signs during American Diabetes Month in November

Every Hour Seven People With Diabetes Have An Amputation

(Petersburg, VA) November is American Diabetes Awareness Month and the health care experts at Southside Regional Wound Healing Center, a member of the Healogics™ network, are drawing attention to the fact that every hour seven people across the country lose a foot or leg to the disease, which is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations not caused by accidents.

"Diabetic patients are confronted with multiple challenges in the healing process. Not only is their circulation diminished, but they also have an impaired ability to sense the earliest stages of foot injury due to disease-associated nerve damage," said Scott Covington, MD, FACS, CHWS, Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs for Healogics, Inc., a network of academic medical centers, hospitals and professionals committed to advancing wound healing and addressing the problem of chronic wounds. 

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly one in three people with diabetes ages 40 and older have at least one area on their feet that lacks feeling.  Those at greater risk for nerve damage include diabetics who have difficulty controlling their blood sugar, high cholesterol, weight or blood pressure.

Statistically, one in 20 diabetics will develop a wound on the legs or feet each year.  The risk of amputations can be reduced by 45 to 85 percent through foot care programs that can include risk assessment, education, treatment of foot problems and referrals to specialists.

State-of-the-art equipment and leading edge therapies are also playing a role in reducing the risk of amputation. Southside Regional Wound Healing Center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. 

The experts at Southside Regional Wound Healing Center note the following as indications of problems diabetics may have with their legs and urge people to discuss symptoms they may have with their healthcare providers:

  • pain in the legs or cramping in the buttocks, thighs or calves during physical activity;
  • tingling, burning or painful feet;
  • loss of sense of touch or the ability to feel heat or cold in the feet;
  • changes in the shape, color or temperature of the feet;
  • hair loss on the toes, feet and lower legs;
  • dry or cracked skin on the feet;
  • thick and yellow toenails or fungus infections between the toes; and
  • blisters, sores, infected corns and ingrown toenails.

Physicians at Southside Regional Wound Healing Center recommend people with diabetes manually inspect their feet each day and seek immediate attention if a lower extremity wound has increased pain, redness or swelling, foul wound odor, a change in color, or change in amount of drainage.

For more information on the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, contact Southside Regional Wound Healing Center located at 3335 South Crater Road, Suite 700, Petersburg, VA 23805 or call (804)765-5445.

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EGRA Varsity Renegades Advance to Super Bowl after defeating South Hill

By Craig Allen

On Saturday, October 25th, the EGRA Varsity Renegades would once again take on their toughest opponent of the year, the South Hill Yellowjackets.   South Hill was the only team that the Renegades had lost to during the entire season.  The Yellowjackets would receive the ball 1st and would come out offensively  strong at first but turn over the ball over at 25 Yard Line thanks in part to a strong Defensive effort by Coach Tony Gallemore’s Varsity players.  The First Quarter would end scoreless but would include a nice 8 Yard Carry by Jalin Joyner.  The Second Quarter would see the Renegades Myles Featherston have a carry for a First Down and a follow up carry for Emporia’s first Touchdown of the Game.  The Conversion attempt would be handed off to Ja’shun Branch, who would be successful and the Renegades were up 7-0.  Emporia would kick off to South Hill deep into their own territory.  The Yellowjackets with a 1st and 10 would advance 15 Yards forward due to a facemask penalty.  South Hill would be unable to overcome the strong Defense of the Renegades and would turn the ball over on their own 34 at the 4:08 mark.  Ja’Shun Branch would have a nice carry to the Yellowjackets 25 Yard Line.  This would set up a nice pass to Myles Featherston  from Jalin Joyner  for the Renegades second Touchdown of the game.  Myles Featherston would follow up with a conversion attempt to up the score to 14-0 Renegades favor.  Emporia would kick off to South Hill for their last possession of the half, but the Renegades would shut them down at their own 45.

The Third Quarter would start with Emporia receiving the ball and the kickoff would be returned back to their own 40.  The Renegades would be looking at a 2nd and 22 and would be unable to advance the ball on their next two plays and would turn the ball over to South Hill.  On the first play of the Yellowjackets next drive, Nicholas Reese would intercept the ball at the 35 Yard Line.  South Hill would turn up the defense and Emporia would be looking at 4th and 35 from their own 20 Yard Line.  Zykeem Fields would have a 12 Yard Carry, but it wouldn’t be enough for a first down and Emporia would turn the ball over again.  South Hill would get one more play in before the clock would run out, with the score 14-0.  The Fourth Quarter would see the Yellowjackets turn the ball over once again at the 5:08 mark.  The Renegades would carry the ball down the field to the 29 Yard Line, part of this advancement would include two 15 yard penalties for Unsportsmanlike Conduct against South Hill.  Emporia would be unable to put the ball into the end zone and the next possession by South Hill would fall short of scoring as well.  The Game would end with the Final Score 14-0 with the Renegades Victorious.  Thanks to all of the Emporia-Greensville Communtiy for your continued support.  The Varstiy Renegades will compete in the James River District Super Bowl on Saturday , November 1st at Lunenburg High School at 10am against the Buckingham Knights.

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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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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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