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2015-9-28

Obituary-Laura Ann Stainback

Laura Ann Stainback, 74, of Emporia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Born July 4, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Ellen Powell; she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, James T. “Jimmy” Stainback; brothers, Sammy and Buddy; and sister, Margaret. Laura Ann is survived by her daughters and son, Donna Jeffries-Castro and husband, Mauricio, Tommy Stainback and wife, Carolyn; and Glenda Rawlings and husband, Mike; five grandchildren, Shaun Glenn, Tiffany Ricks and husband, Chad, Clifton Whitby and wife, Heather, Brandon Rawlings, and Shannon Rawlings; five great-grandchildren, Ella and Skyler Ricks, Ryland, Kellan, and Aydan Whitby, and brother, Bobby Powell and wife, Laura. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 30 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia 23867 where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 1. Interment will follow at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

2015 Peanut Festival Highlight Slideshow

Rain, at times heavy, did dampen the festivities, but those of us that braved the weather enjoyed the 2015 Virginia Peanut Festival.

New Circulation Desk at Library

The Richardson Memorial Library located in Emporia, Virginia recently completed the purchase and installation of a new service desk.  This new public service desk is constructed at varied height which now offers library users of all heights and needs easy access to the librarians.  Instead of the older desk which was at a standing height only, the new desk is lower and allows for approachability for comfortable patron-staff interactions.  The new desk also provides a better staff workflow and this means a more effective and efficient public assistance to library patrons.  The old stair steps children had to use to get their books to the top of the desk for check-out are gone, no longer necessary.  The funds for this new public service desk were provided to the Richardson Memorial Library by an anonymous donor expressly for the purpose of improving public service through better design and materials.  The Meherrin Regional Library thanks that donor for thinking of the Richardson Memorial Library and its contribution to the community.  Everyone please come into the library and check out the new desk.

Virginia Peanut Festival Car Show Winners

53rd ANNUAL VPF CAR AND TRUCK SHOW

2015 Special Awards

2015 Dash Plaque Recipient: Roy A. Roberts Jr. “Big Al”

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AWARD

VEHICLE

OWNER

1

Least Chrome

`37 Chevy 2 dr. Sedan

Bruce Tudor

2

Lowest Ride

`86 Mazda B2000

Larry Banks

3

Most Original            

`89 Chevy Corvette

Mason Bradley

4

Best Interior

`86 Chevy Astro Van

Willie Davis

5

Pam’s Choice Award

`52 Chevy Styleline Cp.

Cindy Vann

6

People’s Choice Award

`52 Chevy  Styleline Cp.

Cindy Vann

7

Best Appearing, Ford

`63 Ford Galaxie 500

Donald Dade

8

Best Appearing, Ford Truck

  2010 Ford F-150 p/up

Bennie Acree

9

Best Appearing, Import

  2013 Subaru BRZ

Felicia Goode

10

Best Appearing, GM Product

`55 Chevy Bel Air

David Carter

11

Best Appearing, Mopar

`95 Dodge Dakota p/up

Lester Brannan

12

Best Appearing Antique

`51 Chevy Sedan

David Turner

13

Best Appearing, Motorcycle,  “Daily Rider”

2010 Harley Ultra       Classic

 

Lee Seymour

14

Best Appearing, Motorcycle

2005 Harley Electra Glide

                        Dennis Halderman

15

Best Appearing, New Model

2005 Ford Mustang

Jason Poythress

16

Best Appearing, Race Car

`84 Camaro Drag Car

Timothy Briley

17

Best Appearing, Street Rod

`68 Chevy Chevelle

Bobby Cherry

18

Billy Harrup Memorial Award “Make a Buck Truck”

                                         2011 Ford F-150

                           Tony Wesson

19

Seein’ Nothin’ But Taillights

`65 Ford Comet

Mello Davis

20

Good Guys Award

`37 Chevy Sedan

Bruce Tudor

21

Special Interest Award

`57 Chevy Handyman

Jack Neal

22     

Best In Show, Street Rod                                                  

`37 Chevy Business Cp.

Thurston Vann

23

Best In Show, Motorcycle

 2001 Harley Trike

Linda Childress

  24

Best In Show, Truck

 2005 Chevy SSR

Mel Ogburn

  25

Best In Show, Car

`52 Chevy Styleline Cp.

Cindy Vann

 

 

DASH PLATES SPONSORED BY CREEDLE JONES & ALGA CPA

CHAIRMAN: EARL BLICK

Title Sponsors: Boyd Chevrolet & Link’s Electrical

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