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2019-10-21

“A Real Change”

Years back I fixed the broken
or let’s just say I tried
now days it doesn’t make much sense
to all I must confide.
 
You pay for parts or service
which both are now too high
for less than the cost of repairing
you can another buy.
 
They have the warranties figured out
almost unto the day
so to get extended coverage
is a wasted fee to pay.
 
What do we do with all the extra parts
this system does create
we fill up the junkyards and landfills
and they raise your garbage rate.
 
Parts stores will go out of business
for no longer is the need
yes our high tech technology
means more than what you read.
 
So now when something breaks down
I look for a place to throw
for I can buy another cheaper
than to fix it, don’t you know!
 
                         - Roy E. Schepp

GCPS to Sponsor At-Risk Afterschool Meals

Greensville County Public Schools announces the sponsorship of the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federally funded, State-administered program that provides funding to child and adult care centers and homes that serve healthy meals and snacks. Through the At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of CACFP, healthy meals and snacks can be served to children and teenagers who participate in afterschool programs in low income areas. To participate, these programs must (1) be organized primarily to provide care for children after school or on the weekends, holidays, or breaks during the regular school year; (2) provide organized, regularly scheduled activities; (3) include educational or enrichment activities, like arts and crafts, computer lessons, or homework help; and (4) be located in an eligible area.

Greensville County Public Schools is proud to participate in the At-Risk Afterschool Meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  We believe that afterschool snacks and meals are an effective way to help reduce childhood hunger when school is out and they help to promote a healthy childhood weight. 

The supper meal consist of a meat/meat alternate, vegetable, grain, fruit, and milk; students must choose 3 of the 5 components offered to make a meal. Most of our snacks consists of a whole grain rich product and a 100% fruit juice option or milk.

"I am happy to be able to fill the hunger gap while our students participate in constructive after school activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning," stated MaRendia Garner, Food Service Supervisor.

Meals will be provided at these facilities:

Greensville County High School

snack & supper

403 Harding Street
Emporia, VA 23847  

Belfield Elementary

snack

515 Belfield Road
Emporia, VA 23847

E. W. Wyatt Middle School

snack

206 Slagles Lake Road
Emporia, VA 23847    

Greensville Elementary

snack

1011 Sussex Drive
Emporia, VA 23847

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed for or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provided.

For further information please contact: MaRendia Garner, Food Service Supervisor at 434-634-2863.

For additional information, you may also contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs by calling 804-225-2082.

Brunswick Counry High Speed Chase Ends in Fatality

Virginia State Police was called to investigate a single vehicle accident that was a result of a vehicle pursuit by Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.
 
Preliminary investigations reveal that at approximately 10:48 p.m. yesterday evening (October19), the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department attempted to pull over a 2010 Honda Civic for speeding 84MPH in a 70 MPH speed zone. The Honda Civic was traveling in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85, when the deputy attempted to pull over Valeton Junior Pratt. Mr. Pratt failed to pull over and a pursuit entailed. Mr. Pratt attempted to take exit 34 at a high rate of speed, crossed over Route 630, and struck a tree.
 
Mr. Valeton J. Pratt, 27 YOA, of the 1000 block of First Avenue, Lawrenceville, VA., died upon impact. His front seat passenger, Keith M. Haskins, of South Hill, Virginia, suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was taken to VCU Hospital in South Hill, Virginia.
 
Mr. Pratt was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. It is unknown at this time if alcohol played a contributing factor. 
 
Notification to family members has been made.
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