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SoVaNow.com / September 02, 2010
MOCHA MOMS UPCOMING EVENTS
The summer hiatus is over! Come join us for our upcoming meetings. September book title "Eat, Love and Pray" with meetings September 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 9:00 a.m. at Windmill Bakery.

ANGEL FOOD ORDERS AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN SEPT. 2, 5, 7
Angel Food orders will be taken at First Presbyterian Church Thursday, September 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday, September 5, Noon-1:00 p.m. and Tuesday, September 7, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Delivery date: Saturday, September 18 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Cash, money order or food stamps only. Order online at http://www.angelfoodministries.com

EVENTS AT STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK
September 2: 3:00 p.m. Landfill Limits, 5:00 p.m. Skin and Bones, 7:00 p.m. The Captain's Stroll; September 3: 10:00 a.m. Feathered Friends, Noon, Paper Reproduction, 2:00 p.m. GPS Journeys, 6:00 p.m. Ahoy Mate, 8:00 p.m. Smores and More; September 4: 10:00 a.m. The Captain's Stroll, Noon, Watermelon Ways, 2:00 p.m. The Corn Spirit, 4:00 p.m. Nature's Paint Brush, 6:00 p.m. Wagon Ride, 8:00 p.m. Movie Under the Stars; September 5: 10:00 a.m. Captain Stanton's Treasure, Noon, If You Gotta Fire, You Gotta Kitchen.

RICHARDSON FAMILY REUNION SEPT. 4
Richardson family reunion will be held at Edmunds Park on September 11, 11:00-4:00. Please bring a covered dish. Hot dog, hamburgers and drinks will be provided. For more information, call 579-5745.

WILLIAMS FAMILY REUNION SEPT. 4
The family of the late Pleasant and Rosa Owen Williams will hold their reunion September 4 at noon at the home of James T. and Patricia Williams, 1168 Williams Trail, Halifax. All are welcome to attend and bring a picnic basket.

RICHARDSON FAMILY REUNION SEPT. 4
The descendants of Hampton and Catherine Richardson will have their family reunion Saturday, September 4 from 10:00-4:00 at Edmunds Park. Please bring a covered dish. There is a fee for the banquet. Call 579-5745 for more information.

BBQ BENEFIT FOR BEVERLY CHAPPELL SEPT. 5
Please join us Sunday, September 5, 4:00-8:00 p.m. for a BBQ Benefit Dinner and Concert for Thomas Chappell Sr. "Beverly". The event will be held at the Wilson Memorial Ruritan Club (Old Wilson Memorial School) in Vernon Hill. Thomas was diagnosed in February with terminal cancer and has recently been placed in Hospice. We are trying to raise funds to help with his medical expenses. We will be selling BBQ plates to include BBQ Pork, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll, Dessert, and Beverage, with to go plates available. There will be live music...the contemporary Christian group ISH will play between 4:00-5:00, Joyful Journey with Steve and Rhonda Powell will perform between 5:00-6:00 and the Liberty Band will be playing from 6:00-7:00. Please come out and support us..we will be accepting all donations.

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ANGEL FOOD ORDERS SEPT. 6
Angel Food Ministries at Asbury United Methodist Church will be taking orders onsite for September on Monday, September 6 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the church, 2154 Asbury Church Road, Vernon Hill. We accept cash, SNAP and money orders. You may also order online using a debit/credit card at http://www.angelfoodministries.com. Food distribution is September 18 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. For more information, call 349-9930.

RED CROSS ADULT & INFANT CPR/AED SEPTEMBER CLASSES
All classes are held at the Red Cross office, Mary Bethune Complex, Halifax. Registration three business days prior to class required, call 476-5148 or toll free 866-242-8757 or mail fee to P.O. Box 1774, Halifax, VA 24558. Class limited to 10 paid participants. Major credit cards accepted. Adult CPR/AED - Thursday, September 8; Child CPR/AED with Infant CPR - Wednesday September 15, Standard First Aid - Monday, September 20.

SAT TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE AT HCHS SEPT. 10
The SAT will be administered in October at Halifax County High School. The deadline to register is Friday, September 10. If you have any questions, please call Miss Miller at 575-2018 or Mrs. Palmore at 575-2022.

NORTH HALIFAX FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL MARATHON SEPT. 11
North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will host their Annual Marathon on Saturday, September 11 from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. with food, entertainment, demos, dedications, raffles and more. All are welcome to attend.

MT. LAUREL RURITAN STEW SEPT. 11
The Mt. Laurel Ruritan Club will cook a stew on Saturday, September 11. The stew will be ready for sale at 11:00 a.m. Call Saturday morning to place an order 454-6520.

SOIREE IN THE HILLS SEPT. 17
The Halifax Village Business Association presents "Soiree in the Hills" Friday, September 17 at the Greenwood Vineyards, Vernon Hill. Live auction, arts and crafts, live music, local wines and beet, and more. For more information and tickets, visit Benchmark Community Bank, The Cozy Cottage, Garland's Jewelry, Hite Insurance, Molasses Grill, K&D Floor Covering, The Packhouse, The Peddler's Market, Triangle Florist or Turn 'n Headz. Visit http://www.halifaxevents.org/soiree

RESUME & APPLICATIONS PREPARATION TRAINING SEPT. 17-18
Need help preparing resumes and applications? Free training will be available September 17, 4:15-6:15 p.m. or 6:15-8:00 p.m. and September 18, 8:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. or 10:15 a.m.-noon at Riverstone Technology Building, Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County. Pre-registration is required with a deadline for September 13. For more information, call 575-5684 Monday-Thursday 1:00-8:00, 575-5407 Monday-Friday 11:00-6:00 or 572-2006 Monday-Friday 9:00-11:00. Work history and identification required. Sponsored by AmeriStaff, Annin & Company, Ash Avenue Baptist Church, South Boston Virginia Workforce Center and Lowes of South Boston.

OAK LEVEL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. ATV RIDE SEPTEMBER 18
The Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor an ATV Ride on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Jackie Chappell's "Lazy C" Farm, Ridge Road, Vernon Hill, look for signs. All riders must wear helmets, food and drinks available and all riders must wear helmets. For more information, call 222-7826, 470-2099, 222-5205 or 572-7097.

HCCA "WALK FOR HOPE" SEPT. 18
The Halifax County Cancer Association has scheduled the 6th Annual "Walk for Hope" for Saturday, September 18 at Constitution Square. This special event is benefit those battling cancer in Halifax County and everyone's prayer and support are needed! All funds raised stay in Halifax County to provide needed services to those battling cancer in our area. HOW YOU CAN HELP: Sponsor Event or
Pick up a "Walk for Hope" Pledge Envelope to help get people to
sponsor you and/or a team to walk. Half of everything you and/or your team raises will go to any individual in Halifax County battling
cancer to assist them w/ their medical expenses! You may have as many envelopes as you want. Envelopes may be picked up at AVON, Gazette Virginian, Benton-Thomas Office Products, Triangle Florist, Dr. Neil Schacht's, Eclipse Hair Studio, News & Record, Simple Splendor Salon, and Curves. Great music and silent auction start at 3:00 p.m. along w/food and fun stuff for the kids. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. following with a beautiful Celebration, Walk and Luminary Ceremony. Please support this great cause. Together, we are providing hope for a brighter tomorrow. Check us out on the web. http://www.gcronline.com/hcca

SOUTH BOSTON HARVEST FESTIVAL SEPT. 25
The 19th Annual South Boston Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, September 25. For more information call 434-575-4208, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and visit us on the web at http://www.soboharvestfest.com.

HALIFAX/SOUTH BOSTON CRIME LINE 2ND ANNUAL SOFTBALL TOURNEY OCT. 2-3
The Halifax County/South Boston Crime Line 2nd Annual Softball Tournament, in memory of Alex Williamson, will be held Saturday, October 2 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday, October 3 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Day Complex. There is an entry fee, double elimination, three games guaranteed. For more information, call 222-6251 or 222-6252.

MARY BETHUNE CLASS OF 1960 REUNION OCT. 30
Mary Bethune High School Class of 1960 will celebrate their 50th reunion on Saturday, October 30. For more information, call 434-572-9969, 434-575-0728, 434-349-9971, 434-575-6383.

BETHUNE ALUMNI ALERT
Attention: Local and national alumni and associates, we need your support. Our mailing list is incorrect. You may not have received your information concerning our biannual reunion. If you need additional information, call 434-572-4632 or 434-349-1321.

HCHS CLASS OF 1985 25TH CLASS REUNION OCT. 22
The HCHS Class of 1985 Reunion committee is in the process of planning our 25th year Class Reunion, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Prizery. We would like to send out invitations to all members, but we are missing many classmates' current addresses. Please contact Angel Powell Spangler at (434) 572-9203 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or contact Becky Beach Evans at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can also reach either one of us on Face book. If you happen to know or have anyoneís address that graduated with us, please forward his or her information also.

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW MEETS EACH FIRST THURSDAY
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew Chapter meetings are the first Thursday of each month at Christ Episcopal Church Parsonage, 360 N Main Street Halifax. This will be our first official business meeting this year and the opportunity to meet some new prospective members. Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING MISUNDERSTOOD MEETINGS
First Fridays, Talk session, second Fridays, Chess Club and third Friday, game night (PS3, Xbox 360, etc.) at Clean Cuts Barbershop, Halifax, beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 476-7172.

SVCC GED PREP CLASSES AT SVHEC
Southside VA Community College Middle College and Adult Education are offering GED prep courses Monday-Thursday at the Southern VA Higher Education Center in downtown South Boston for those interested in obtaining their GED. The courses are FREE to all those interested. If you are looking for a jumpstart to a new opportunities in your future, don't hesitant in contacting Stephanie Tucker Lewis at 572-5483 or Sherri Reichel at 572-5485 for more details.

HALIFAX-SOUTH BOSTON YOUNG ADULT CLUB EACH THURSDAY
The Halifax County-South Boston Library is sponsoring a young adult club every Thursday evening at the South Boston Library from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

HALIFAX COUNTY NAMI MEETS FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH
The Halifax County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental
Illness (NAMI - Halifax County)will hold its regular monthly on the first Monday of each month at the South Boston church of Christ, 3501 Halifax Road, across from Halifax Square Shopping Center. NAMI Connection, a weekly recovery support group for people with mental illness, will meet Fridays at 7:00 p.m. at the same location. For more information, call 517-0013.

HALIFAX HUMANE SOCIETY MEETS LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
The Halifax County Humane Society will meet at the South Boston Police Department the last Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Please plan to attend. The homeless animals of Halifax County need your help.

NEW LOCATION FOR VETERANS SERVICES
The agent with Virginia Veterans' Services will now be meeting at the South Boston Library, 509 Broad Street, South Boston on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please call our South Hill office at 434-447-3231.

AYSO MONTHLY MEETING FIRST THURSDAY
AYSO monthly meeting first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of South Boston Police Department. For more information, call 454-6673.

DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP MEETS SECOND/FOURTH THURSDAYS
If you are alone because of divorce or separation and need help through this difficult time, there is help for you. There is a group of divorced and separated persons who meet at Main Street United Methodist Church every second and fourth Thursday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. All discussions at these meetings are confidential. The church is located at 701 North Main Street, South Boston.

SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The South Central Virginia Genealogical Society meets the second Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the basement of the Pamplin United Methodist Church, on the corner of Church Street and Penny Lane, Pamplin City. For more information, call 434-248-6789 or 434-239-4689.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Alzheimer's Support Group meets fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at The Woodview. For more information, call 575-7245 or 572-5227.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
Past, present, and future breast-feeders are encouraged to attend! Third Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Healthy Families mobile unit in the YMCA parking lot. For more information, please call Kelly at (434) 575-5727 or email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

SUPPORT ORGANIZATION FOR BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Attention! Trying to organize a consumer/support organization for blind/visually impaired individuals. If interested, please contact Debbie Gardner (434) 572-3408 or Richard Stone at (434) 372-5787.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT GROUPS
If you are, or have been, in a violent relationship, we provide a safe and confidential place to share your feelings with others in similar situations. Once a week support groups are ongoing and free of charge. If interested in joining us please call DOVES-Halifax office Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 at 476-8989 for more information.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Sunday and Monday, 8 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 781 Main St., South Boston; Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon and Thursday at 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Main St., South Boston.

AL-ANON MEETS EVERY THURSDAY
If you have a friend or relative who has a problem with alcohol, you need to come to the Al-Anon meeting which is a meeting for friends of alcoholics. The meeting is held every Thursday night at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 800 Main Street.

MENTOR/ROLE MODEL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Mentor/Role Model Program Volunteer Opportunities - Ongoing
The youth of Halifax County/South Boston need you. There are nearly 100 youth in our community that want and need to be mentored. You could make the difference in the life of one of these children. Turn a lifetime of experience into the experience of a lifetime. Please call the Mentor/Role Model Program to see how you can help and be a part of a youth's life. Call 575-3011.

LOCAL LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
If you are a resident of a long-term care facility (nursing home or assisted living facility) in the counties of Mecklenburg, Halifax or Brunswick and have a complaint, question, or concern that has not been answered to your satisfaction, there is a resource you can call. The ombudsman at Lake Country Area Agency on Aging, Linda Gage, assists and advocates for residents in these counties. You can reach her at (434)447-7661 or 1-800-252-4464, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The local ombudsman protects and represents the rights of persons in nursing homes and adult care residences or those receiving home and community based long-term care. She acts as a resource for information and counseling for issues regarding institution or home-based options for the elderly as well as general issues and concerns by them or their families. The local long-term care ombudsman also seeks to educate consumers of long-term care facilities and their families about their rights and seeks to empower them to find answers to their concerns. Please call if you need assistance or have a question.


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