YMCA Preschool Celebrates Thanksgiving

Singing at the Thanksgiving Feast. 

Delivering Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to Main Street Baptist Church. 

Delivering food to the Samaritan House. 

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SVCC Hosts 8th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet

Southside Virginia Community College hosted the 8th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the John J. Cavan Workforce Development Center in Alberta.  Area law enforcement agencies were invited to attend and honor one of their own as the recipient of the Officer of the Year Award for 2014.  The event was hosted by Dr. Chad Patton, Dean of Instruction on the Christanna Campus.  Ms. Francine C. Ecker, Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services was the keynote speaker.  Those recognized as the Officers of the Year for 2014 are (Front Row, L to R) Sgt. Harvey A. Hoyle, Sr. of the Chase City Police Department, Inv. D. L. "Rusty" Callahan of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, Det. Ella Turner of the Crewe Police Department, Special Award Recipient, Dr. James H. Taylor, III recent SVCC retiree and former Assistant Professor and Program Head of the Administration of Justice Department, Capt. Bernie R. Puryear of the South Hill Police Department, Trooper Tom W. Reeves, Jr. of the Virginia State Police, South Hill District, Sgt. James A. Crawford of the Clarksville Police Department, (Back Row, L to R) Deputy Clay Sasser of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Seth E. Wenger of the Nottoway County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Kevin L. Abernathy of the Lunenburg County Sheriff's Office,  Trooper Keith H. Pearce of the Virginia State Police, Emporia District, Trooper Brandon D. Coles, Sr. of the Virginia State Police, Petersburg District, Officer Jason D. Robertson of the Blackstone Police Department and Ms. Francine C. Ecker, Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services.



Even More Letters to Santa!

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas!  We would like to wish everyone in the world joy and peace.  Mrs. Ferguson says she is the luckiest teacher in the world and we have been really, really, really good this year.  We have made our wish list for you.

We love you Santa!

Mrs. Bette Blake Ferguson’s Kindergarten Class

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  • Autumn Adair- Pretty dresses, Barbie, and a new Elf on a Shelf
  • Olivia Allen-Stuffed Animals, Butterfly Guitar, and Disney Frozen Snow Elsa
  • Ana Bardwell- Walking and Talking Baby Doll, Stuffed Unicorn, and Baby Doll Car
  • Sarah Crowder- Pink Bow & Arrow, Frozen Pocket Book, and New Books
  • James Fajna- Wrestling Game, Referee Shirt, and Monster Truck Mater
  • Jud Farmer- New Playset, DVD Player, and Beads that make animal shapes
  • Addison Gibbs- Purple Easy Bake Oven, 2 American Doll Horses and Marker Maker
  • Harrison Grizzard- 2 Guardians of the Galaxy Lego Sets, Batman Lego Duplo Set
  • Lacey Jamison- Isabella American Girl Doll, a New Game for Leap Pad, and
  • Clothes for the American Girl Doll
  • Mallory Lewis- Crazy Sand, Dancing Minnie Mouse, and Singing Elsa Doll
  • Maddison McAden- Unicorn, Elf on a Shelf, and a Toy Horse
  • Koen Morris- Watch, Balance Blox, and SURPRISE
  • Grayson Newsome- Ipod, Marvel Superhero Lego DS Game, and ImagineXT
  • SuperNova Battle Space Rover Giant Playset
  • Arya Patel- Sticky Hand, Batman, Softball
  • Kennedi Roberts- Frozen Castle, Pink Camo Four Wheeler, and Frozen Dolls
  • Chloe Stamper-Piggy Toy, Disney Princess Belle, and Monster High Monster Maker


Thanks for making kids everywhere so happy every year!!!


Mrs. Ferguson and Class 2014-2015

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Obituary-Freddie Williams

Freddie Williams, 75, of Skippers, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014. He was preceded in death his parents, Thomas and Rachel Williams; sister, Barbara D. Little and brother, Billy ‘Wimp” Williams. He is survived by his brother, The Reverend Kenneth Williams and wife, Shirley of Newsoms, Virginia, his twin brother, Eddie Williams and wife, JoAnn of Emporia, Virginia and his sister, Dottie Williams of Courtland, Virginia; three nephews and four nieces. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6at Forest Hill Baptist Church. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Forest Hill Baptist Church Maintenance Fund, c/o Debbie Moseley, 5246 Brink Rd, Emporia, Virginia 23847. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

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