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Admissions/Performance Quality Improvement Coordinator

Responsibilities:

A psychiatric residential treatment center located 15 minutes North of Emporia, Virginia seeks an Admissions/Performance Quality Improvement Coordinator.   This position schedules, coordinates, and completes new admission intakes.  The position is responsible for working with families and placing agencies to ensure that the application for admission is completed in a timely manner.  

The Admissions/PQI Coordinator coordinates the PQI function of the organization and manages the Council On Accreditation re-accreditation process.  This position chairs regularly scheduled PQI meetings.  The Admissions PQI Coordinator assists the CEO in the collection and analysis of PQI outcomes data.  This position creates outcomes reports and presentations which include charts, graphs, and executive summaries. This position provides administrative assistance to the CEO and cross trains in Utilization Review (UR).  Normal working hours are 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Flexibility is required to conduct emergency admissions at all times of day and night.  Travel is required to attend conferences and trainings.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Business Administration, or related human services or business field is required.  Two years’ experience as an administrative assistant to executive management is preferred.  Two years’ experience working in health care administration is required.  Experience working in PQI is preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point required.  Excellent public relations and interpersonal skills required.  Working knowledge of the day-to-day operations of a health care facility and working knowledge of quality improvement processes required.  Excellent written and oral communication skills required.  Must possess expert customer service skills. Diplomacy, patience, and attention to detail are required.

Competitive pay & benefits.  Compensation package includes 401(k) retirement plan & employer sponsored health, dental, vision & life insurance.  JFBHS is a Drug Free Workplace.   EOE. 

E-mail, or fax resume and cover letter by April 30, 2017 to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Attn: Chris Thompson
Job # : 2017-2
Fax: (434) 634-6237
E-mail:cthompson@jacksonfeild.org

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Greensville Schools to host Child Find

Greensville County Public Schools will sponsor Child Find on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 10 am until 5 pm at Greensville Elementary School.

Child Find is registration for Head Start or Virginia Preschool Initiative.

Head Start is a federal preschool program which provides comprehensive services and learning experiences to prepare children for Kindergarten and move families toward self-sufficiency. The program also operates in compliance with IDEA to include children with special needs. All Head Start services are free to children and families.

The Virginia Preschool Initiative, established in 1995, distributes state funds to schools and community based organizations to provide quality preschool program for at-risk four-year-olds. The program offers full day Pre-kindergarten, parent involvement, child health and social services, and transportation to families with four-year-olds at risk of school failure.

Parents of all children who are or will be four years old on or before September 30th and are residents of Emporia or Greensville County are encouraged to attend. There will be NO TESTING. Children do NOT need to attend!

To apply, you must bring your child’s OFFICIAL birth certificate (NOT a hospital certificate), immunization record, PROOF of residency (for example: a current water/electric bill with YOUR name and address) and, because of NEW state guidelines, verification of household income (for example: paystub, W-2, Medicaid card, TANF, SNAP, WIC, SSI).

 

 

Job Fair Returning to SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA EDUCATION CENTER

Job Fair is returning to Southside Virginia Education Center on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  The event is sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College, Crater Regional Workforce and Lakes Media:  WPTM 102.3, WWDW 107.7, WTRG 97.9, WSMY 14000 “All Sports” 995 JAMS, WDLZ 98.3 

The event is free and open to the public and will be held at SVEC at 1300 Greensville Country Circle, Emporia, VA from 2 to 4:30 p.m.  Those with proof of WorkKeys CRC can gain entrance at 1:45 p.m.  Be sure to dress to impress, bring copies of your resume, a photo ID and copy of WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). 

Job Fair Prep workshops will be held prior to the event at the Center.  These are:  Resume Writing, Job Search/Applying for Jobs on April 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.; Interview Skills on April 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Soft Skills on April 20from 1 to 4 p.m.  Pre-registration is required at htts:/southside.augusoft.net

For employers interested in registering, contact Angela McClintock at angela.mcclintock@southside.edu or 434-949-1026.

There are currently 31 employeers. See advertisement on this page for more information.

Hanging by a Thread

An auto accident early Thursday afternoon has left several households without power (one of them mine, so Emporia News is updating early today). As of 5 pm, only 5 households have reported the outage.

A white Chevrolet struck a power pole with a transformer in the 300 block of Hicksford Avenue, snapping the pole in two. The pole is only standing because of the support form the cable connecting it to one of the homes. There are currently no details on whether the driver was injured or charged.

Dominion Virginia Power crews are on site and, according to dom.com, the outage is expected to be repaired between 6 and 8 pm.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH WILLIAM HUNTER ELLIOTT

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that William Hunter Elliott has been chosen the April 2017 Student of the Month.  Hunter, a senior, is son of Kay and Michael Elliott of Broadax.  He has one brother Colby, also a student at Brunswick Academy.

Hunter is in the BA Honors program and takes dual-enrollment classes at Southside Virginia Community College.  He is a member of the National Honor Society (Sergeant at Arms), Honor Council, Latin Club and Spanish Club.  Last year, he was a Junior Marshall

Regarding athletics at Brunswick Academy, Hunter has played JV and Varsity Baseball, JV and Varsity Football, Varsity Basketball, Soccer and Cross Country.   He has also played travel basketball and Babe Ruth Baseball. 

Hunter is a member of the Boy Scouts of America with troop 221 in Lawrenceville.  He has been active since the 6th grade.  He just completed his Eagle Scout project which is a sign at the Sonny Wholey Park where he played Dixie Youth Baseball.  He has earned 37 merit badges as is a member of the Order of the Arrow. 

Hunter is a member of the Lawrenceville United Methodist church youth group.  Outside of school he enjoys hunting and fishing.  He is a member of 4-H Wildlife Club. 

Hunter applied to Lynchburg College, Radford University and Southside Community College.  He was accepted to all schools and plans to attend SVCC.    

WAY TO GO HUNTER!

Great Expectations at SVCC

Great Expectations(GE) is a signature initiative of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education that focuses on a college education as the best way for foster youth to succeed beyond high school.  Plan now to attend an Open House at Southside Virginia Community College(SVCC) to learn more about the program.  ,

The program offers a way for those 17-24 years of age to gain employment, achieve independence and become productive members of the community. To apply for Great Expectations, or to find out more, please come to one of the open houses.

The Great Expectations Open House at the SVCC Christanna Campus is on Friday, May 5, from 12:30-2, in Room B11. The campus is located at 109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA 23821.  There will be a Great Expectations Open House at the SVCC Daniel Campus on Monday, May 8, in Room 20, from 12:30-2.  The campus is located at 200 Daniel Rd., Keysville, VA 23947

Hope you can come, meet other foster care youth, learn about becoming a GE student, a GE mentor, or a GE adviser. Call Mora da Silva at 434-736-2237 for more information. 

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE EXPERIENCING EMAIL OUTAGE

RICHMOND – The Virginia State Police is currently working, in cooperation with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) and Northrup Grumman, to identify, contain and eradicate malware that has impacted the Department’s email network. In order to address this concern, State Police will be unavailable to the public by email beginning 8 p.m. Wednesday (April 26, 2017). The shutdown is anticipated to last through noon Thursday (April 27, 2017).

Neither the malware nor the email shutdown will affect the Department’s daily field operations in the relation to traffic enforcement, traffic crash investigations, criminal investigations, vehicle inspections, motor carrier safety, Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN/NCIC), Firearms Transaction Program or criminal/non-criminal background checks.

During this time period, all State Police Headquarters and Area Offices will remain open during normal business hours. Those needing to reach State Police during normal business hours on Thursday, April 27, are asked to contact us by telephone. The main number for the Administrative Headquarters is 804-674-2000. Division and Area Office contact numbers are available on the VSP Website at http://www.vsp.virginia.gov/Office_Locations.shtm.

Those needing to contact the Virginia State Police in an emergency can still reach our Department at any time on a cell phone via #77.

State police will also utilize its Facebook and Twitter pages to provide updates.

The malware has impacted the Department’s ability to actively update the Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Children Registry (SOR) website. As new information becomes available, records management and investigative updates related to the SOR are being done offline. As soon as the work stations assigned to the SOR are clear of any issues, the SOR will be immediately updated for the safety and welfare of the public. The public can still safely access the SOR via the State Police Website at www.vsp.virginia.gov.

The malware has not affected the abilities of the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Investigative Unit from fulfilling its state-mandated duties of conducting on-site residential and work address verifications. Nor does it have any impact on convicted sex offenders’ responsibilities to provide changes to, updates, register, or re-register with the Virginia State Police, as required by state law.

“We recognize the vital role email plays in regards to communicating with State Police, and appreciate the public’s patience and understanding as we diligently work to resolve this matter,” said Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “While during this period we are required to communicate with the public through alternative means, our level of service should not otherwise be affected.”

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services Elects New Trustees

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services  is pleased to announce the election two members to its Board of Trustees.

Elizabeth Feild, head of global Management and Professional Development for PAREXEL, has more than 18 years of experience with large scale leadership development.  She holds an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, a masters from American, and certificates in leadership development and business coaching from Harvard and Duke. As the great-granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. George W. Feild – donors of “Walnut Grove” – JFBHS holds a very special place in Feild’s heart.  Prior to job relocations to England and then Massachusetts, Feild served on the Jackson-Feild board of trustees.  Now that she and her family are back in North Carolina, Feild is thrilled to once again be actively involved in continuing the mission of JFBHS.

Stuart C. Leinenbach, Vice President and U.S. Manager for Iluka Resources, served multiple human resources and organizational effectiveness roles throughout his career.  Following a seven-year stint in the U.S. Air Force, he joined Siemens AG followed by Reynolds Metals Company.  Leinenbach holds an undergraduate degree from St. Leo University, and master’s degrees from both Bethany Theological Seminary and George Washington University.  He has served on the Virginia Governor’s Council of Career and Technical Education, and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies.

Social Security Helps Small Business

By Inez N. Loyd
Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Norfolk, VA

Two business owners smiling and looking at a laptop computer.

Social Security is one of the cornerstones of financial security for the nation. So are small businesses. Millions of Americans own and operate small businesses, making the “mom and pop” shop — from retailers to restaurants — one of the nation’s most valuable resources. National Small Business Week started on April 30, making this a perfect time to tell you more about how Social Security helps this not-so-small industry.

Small businesses can take advantage of our Business Services Online suite of services. These services allow organizations, businesses, individuals, employers, attorneys, non-attorneys representing Social Security claimants, and third-parties to exchange information with Social Security securely over the internet. For small business owners, we’ve made it especially easy to file W-2s online to help ensure the privacy of their employees’ personal information.  You can register and create your own password to access Business Services Online at www.socialsecurity.gov/bso

Social Security’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) was established in October 1979 pursuant to Public Law 95-507. The law assigned the office the task of fostering the use of small and disadvantaged businesses as federal contractors. To accomplish this, the OSDBU develops and implements appropriate outreach programs aimed at heightening the awareness of the small business community to the contracting opportunities available within Social Security.

Outreach efforts include activities such as sponsoring small business fairs and procurement conferences, as well as participating in trade group seminars, conventions, and other forums that promote the utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses as contractors.

The OSDBU encourages buyers and program officials to consider small businesses, and to support all the socio-economic contracting programs in place under the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

You can learn more about the OSDBU at www.socialsecurity.gov/agency/osdbu.

Business is booming in America, and you might be a part of the job-creating machine that we call small businesses. You’re strengthening everybody’s future, for today and tomorrow.

KAINE & WARNER TO INTRODUCE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF VIRGINIA TECH TRAGEDY

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner will introduce a Senate resolution commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Tech tragedy, the second deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, which claimed 32 lives and injured 17 others. The resolution honors the victims, offers condolences to their families, and recognizes the resilience of the Virginia Tech community in the decade following the tragedy. Kaine was serving as Governor of Virginia when the tragedy occurred.

“As I told members of the Blacksburg community on April 16th this year, ten years later I continue to be in awe of the strength of these families and the entire Virginia Tech community, “said Kaine. “Virginia Tech has set a powerful example of resilience in the face of tragedy, and this resolution recognizes that perseverance and honors the 32 beautiful lives that were lost that day and the 17 individuals who were injured.”

“On that dark day ten years ago and every day since, these families and the survivors have shown incredible courage in the wake of almost unbearable pain and loss,”said Warner. “This resolution remembers those lives lost and recognizes how, in many ways, the huge Virginia Tech community has grown stronger and even closer in the decade since the tragedy.”

Kaine and Warner have long supported improving mental health policy and passing commonsense measures to curb gun violence, including requiring background record checks prior to gun purchases and improving the number and accuracy of records submitted to the national background check system. Last month, Kaine co-sponsored the CDC Research on Firearms Safety or Gun Violence Prevention Act, a bill that would lift the de facto twenty-year ban on research into firearms safety and gun violence prevention at the CDC. 

Earlier today, the Senate unanimously passed Sens. Kaine and Warner’s resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Tech tragedy. 

VA MEMBERS URGE CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP TO TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT MINERS BEFORE HEALTHCARE BENEFITS EXPIRE

~ An estimated 10,000 retired coal miners in Virginia are at risk of losing health and retirement benefits in the coming years ~

WASHINGTON – In a letter today, Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, and Reps. Gerry Connolly, A. Donald McEachin, and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (all D-VA) urged Congressional leaders to take action to protect retired coal miners who risk losing their healthcare benefits as part of negotiations to keep the government funded before the end of the week. Last year, Congress reached a deal to extend government funding and retired miners’ health care benefits until April 28th. In March, retired coal miners and their families began receiving letters notifying them of the impending termination of their health care coverage. 

“This nation was built on the backs of our workers. Let us not forsake them. We implore you to immediately pass a permanent health care fix for the miners and commit to working with us to finding and passing a solution for the imperiled 1974 Pension Fund,” the members wrote.

Retired miners are facing uncertainty because the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) 1974 Pension Plan is severely underfunded, still reeling from the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and a series of bankruptcies in the coal industry.

The Virginia Congressional members pressed for the inclusion in negotiations of the Miners Protection Act, bipartisan legislation which would transfer federal funds to shore up the underfunded health insurance and pension plan.

“Anything less is merely an extension of the ongoing uncertainty and agony that these men and women have been carrying for years. Anything less is an unacceptable and tragic failure of this body to keep its word to the men and women who powered our nation to prosperity at the risk of their own health and lives,” the members added.

Full text of the letter can be found here and below.

April 25, 2017

The Honorable Mitch McConnell                              
Senate Majority Leader                                               
The Capitol S-230                                                       
Washington, DC 20510                                              

The Honorable Chuck Schumer

Senate Minority Leader
The Capitol S-221
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Paul Ryan                                          
Speaker of the House of Representatives                   
The Capitol H-232                                                      
Washington, DC 20515                                              

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi  
House Minority Leader
The Capitol H-204
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Leader Pelosi,

As you know, at the expiration of the current continuing resolution, 22,600 of our nation’s retired coal miners will lose their healthcare benefits.  In March, these miners received letters notifying them of this impending termination and, sadly, it is not the first such letter they have received.  

Virginia is home to nearly 10,000 UMWA beneficiaries whose benefits are at risk in the coming years, many of whom will soon suffer the anguish and fear that comes with the loss of these life-saving benefits. 

While the continuing resolution included a four-month extension of benefits, it did so using remaining funds in the existing Voluntary Employee’s Beneficiary Association (VEBA) plans.  The “extension” was essentially a transfer of funds already belonging to these miners.  In fact, it shortened the timeline for 6,500 of these miners who would have otherwise received healthcare benefits through July.  Additionally, the pension fund that these miners and their widows rely on for life’s basic necessities will reach the point of no return this year if Congress does not act to shore it up.

This bill is simple – it is the continuation of a longstanding commitment by our government to lifetime health and retirement benefits for our miners.  The Krug-Lewis Agreement was signed in 1946 at the White House in front of President Truman by UMWA president John L. Lewis and Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug.  While the agreement itself was not drafted in perpetuity, Congress essentially codified the promises made in that agreement by subsequently passing the Coal Act. 

The Coal Act and its 2006 amendments re-committed the government to the health and retirement security of our nation’s miners and their families.  In fact, prior to passage of the 1992 Coal Act, the Dole Commission (appointed by President George H.W. Bush) issued a report stating that, “The UMWA Health and Retirement Funds is as much a creature of government as it is of collective bargaining. There is a line running from the original Boone Report to the present system. In a way, the original Krug-Lewis agreement predisposed, if not predetermined, the system that evolved.” 

The Miners Protection Act is a responsible, bipartisan solution to an immediate problem that is fully offset and has gone through regular order.  As Congress considers a continuing resolution to keep the government running, we fully expect that such a vehicle will include the permanent health care fix for our nation’s retired miners as promised at the end of 2016 and proposed in the Miner’s Protection Act.

Anything less is merely an extension of the ongoing uncertainty and agony that these men and women have been carrying for years.  Anything less is an unacceptable and tragic failure of this body to keep its word to the men and women who powered our nation to prosperity at the risk of their own health and lives. 

This nation was built on the backs of our workers.  Let us not forsake them.  We implore you to immediately pass a permanent health care fix for the miners and commit to working with us to finding and passing a solution for the imperiled 1974 Pension Fund.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                  

Mark R. Warner                                                        
United States Senator            

Tim Kaine
United States Senator

Gerry Connolly
United States Representative

A. Donald McEachin  
United States Representative

Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
United States Representative 

Emporia Clinic to Offer Free Medical, Dental, and Vision Care

Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps of Virginia (RAM Virginia) will hold a free medical clinic at Greensville High School, 403 Harding St., Emporia, on June 24 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 25 from 6 a.m. to noon. All RAM Virginia health services are free to the patients.

Free transportation to and from the clinic will be provided:

Services include: dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglass production, women's health exams, medical exams, health resources. All services are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis. Patients will receive an entry number based on when they arrive. Entry numbers will be assigned, starting at 6 a.m. Patients are welcome to arrive early and line up, but they will be outdoors, and no one from RAM is scheduled to arrive before 6 a.m.

All providers are certified medical professionals, including but not limited to: dentists, dental hygienists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, nurse practitioners, physicians, and physician assistants. Medical professionals are encouraged to register for the event at https://ramusa.org/volunteer/.

Patients should bring any prescribed medications they currently take for consultation with our health care providers.  Please continue to take any current medications as prescribed while attending this event.  For any questions about the event, please contact Elise M. Brown, volunteer with RAM Virginia, at (301) 641-0083, elise@enroll-virginia.com.

About Remote Area Medical: Remote Area Medical, volunteer medical relief corps that provides free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and around al (RAM) is a non-profit the world. RAM was founded in 1985 by Stan Brock, who worked as an assistant to Marlin Perkins on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. The group's work was originally confined to Third World countries, but later shifted towards the US. In 2016, RAM Volunteers delivered free health care to 30,963 people in the US (over 5,000 of whom received care in Virginia). 

Remote Area Medical of Virginia: Remote Area Medical (RAM) of Virginia is a non-profit healthcare organization bringing all-volunteer free short term clinics in Virginia to those needing dental, vision and medical care.  Since its founding on the steps of the state’s Capitol Building in 2014, RAM Virginia has established new clinics in Lee County, Smyth County, and Warsaw, Virginia, and overseen the established clinics at Wise, Virginia (17 yrs), Grundy, Virginia (15 yrs), and Buena Vista, Virginia.  Headed by its President, Dr. Victoria Molnar Weiss, Optometrist, the affiliate works to expand quality medical, dental, and vision clinics throughout Virginia. This is done in an effort to alleviate the growing need for affordable healthcare for thousands of underserved Virginians. To find out more about RAM of Virginia, visit www.ramusa.org/virginia or find us on Facebook at Remote Area Medical of Virginia. 

"One Breath Away"

Just a breath away without knowing
The fate you may soon deplore
One breath away without knowing
If the Lord wil give you more.
 
I was found in this very condition
Though not knowing really why
Yes I couldn't find that second breath
No matter How I'd try.
 
Well they found a blockage in my heart
And knew this would relate
Yet more important were my heart values
Some pumping early and others late.
 
They shipped me out of town reall fast
It was neerly in the night
The senic scenes one often sees
Were from my view of flight.
 
I was told it would be easy
For so many had went on before
Yet don't believe for a minute
Until you're in and out that door.
 
Nine days of laying
In some contorted way
That easy bit that i waas told
I'm reminded of each day.
 
Now blessed was the surgeon
and to have the good Lord standing by
Yet I falied my religious conviction
For each day I would ask why!
 
Roy E. Schepp
 

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

 

Greensville County High School will compete in The Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance, a rigorous statewide competition to be held Wednesday, April 26th at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond. 

The area high school was a high scorer in the Personal Finance division, and will test their knowledge against several other teams from across the state at the day-long competition.  Team members Summer Jones, Cassandra Robinson, Arianna Edwards, and Dawson Butler; taught by Corutney Moseley, earned an invitation to the championship round following an online competition conducted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) in association with the Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe.  VCEE is 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.”

The Governor’s Challenge will take place in the VCU Student Commons, 907 Floyd Avenue in Richmond, beginning at 10am with championship rounds and awards beginning at 11:35am.

“We greatly appreciate the financial support provided by lead sponsor Capital One and the Virginia Credit Union,” said Mortensen.  “Without it the Challenge would not be possible.  We also greatly appreciate the teachers who make it possible for students to participate and the extra effort on their part.”

 

Franklin H. Myrick

Franklin H. Myrick, 84, of Emporia, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was the son of the late Walter S. and Maggie B. Myrick. He was also preceded in death by his eight brothers and sisters. Mr. Myrick is survived by his wife, Dorothy Myrick; two sons, Homer Myrick and wife, Janie and Joseph Myrick and wife, Deborah; three daughters, Lillian Jones and husband, Raleigh, Agnes Whitehead and husband, Jimmie and Rhonda Myrick Popa and husband, Philip; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com

Spotlight on Jobs by the Virginia Employment Commission

Cashier:  Serve customers. Request and record customer orders and compute bills using cash register. Accept payment from customers and make change as necessary. Capable of handling cash and using debit and credit card transactions. Job Fair scheduled on Thursday, April 27th between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Visit the Virginia Employment Commission for registration. JO #1037547               

Maintenance/Repair Worker:  Unloading delivery truck (early morning hours). Pull and rotate stock. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Will be responsible for the upkeep of the grounds and premises.   Will train and may be assigned to other duties per the supervisor. Job Fair scheduled on Thursday, April 27th between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Visit the Virginia Employment Commission for registration.  JO #1037696             

Police Officer:  Must be 20 and 6 months years of age at time of application. Citizen of the United States. Must have a high school diploma or GED. No convictions of a Felony, Serious Misdemeanor or Crimes of Moral Turpitude. 20/20 Vision or correctable to 20/20. Applicant CANNOT be color blind. Acceptable driving record.  JO #1041408            

Financial Assistant: Handle routine financial/banking transactions with speed and accuracy. Assist customers with questions and proactively offer solutions to their banking needs. Notice referral opportunities and make customer referrals to the appropriate line of business or product. Manage cash drawer and vault responsibilities according to the operating procedures.   JO# 1041571  

Shift Supervisor:  Must be able and willing to work in a manufacturing plant environment, including extended periods of time in noisy, non-air conditioned or unheated areas. Must be able and willing to work any assigned shift schedule, which may include day, night, weekend and holiday work hours.  JO #1041965

THESE AND ALL JOBS WITH THE VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT

www.vawc.virginia.gov

WELDING COMING TO NEW LAB LOCATED IN GREENSVILLE COUNTY

A career in welding is within reach!  A Welding Skills Certification Program is being offered in Greensville County through Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Development.  The classes begin May 1, 2017 at the Southside Virginia Education Center located at 1300 Greensville County Circle, Emporia, Virginia.  The facility recently opened a brand new, state-of-the-art welding lab.

This class will utilize the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Curriculum and offers four credentials for successful completion.  The class meets Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and ends July 19, 2017.   Scholarships are available through the Workforce Credential Grant and other sources.  In-State Tuition is $3,700 and Out-of-State Tuition is $10,900. Credentials earned include NCCER Core, NCCER Welding Level I, NCCER Welding Level II and OSHA 10.

For information, contact Debra Smiley at 434 917 3746 or email debra.smiley@southside.edu

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