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SCSB cuts ties with Healthy Families

The Southside Community Services Board yesterday voted to terminate its relationship with Healthy Families Southside, leaving the counseling and support organization for young mothers without a parent agency or much hope for continuing its services in the future.

Duck season opens in South Boston

South Boston News
Quacky has adoption papers ready for the upcoming Ducks on the Dan duck race.
The Dan River in Downtown South Boston will be awash with 5,000 yellow rubber ducks. The numbered ducks will be launched into the river and will waddle toward the finish line while their adoptive parents cheer them on, hoping their duck will win a prize.

Estes elected VRWA president

South Boston News
Mark Estes
Mark Estes, with the Halifax County Service Authority, has been elected president of the Virginia Rural Water Association. He was elected as an at-large board member in 2008 and has served on the legislative and membership committees for the association.

Shooting Stars 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run Saturday

South Boston News
ON THEIR MARKS: THIS SATURDAY — The Shooting Stars 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run is set for this Saturday morning, April 24, at South Boston Elementary School. Registration forms are available at the school. Adult entry fee is $15 prior to the day of the race; $20 the morning of the race. Children (ages 12 and under) in the 1-Miler register for $5. The 1-Miler kicks off promptly at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K to follow. In addition to the overall winners, awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in 10 age divisions. Fun Run participants will receive a medal and a T-shirt. All children will be entered into drawings for prizes such as a RipStik and Wal-Mart gift cards. Getting on their marks are South Boston students and parents, front, left to right, Ella Morrison, Henry Morrison and Allen Johnson; on the back are Jeni Binner, Emilia Bitar, Jamey Binner, Ford Morrison, Harvey Johnson, Barbara Edgar and Ryn Morrison. Walkers are welcome. For more information, contact chairwoman Ryn Morrison at 575-4017.

Tobacco Commission trims county’s request for Riverstone funding request

Halifax County’s request for $2.25 million to upgrade electrical capacity at Riverstone Technology Park was knocked down a few pegs by a Virginia Tobacco Commission panel on Thursday.

Boards hold joint meeting, consider potential water deal

Members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors will be meeting with members of South Boston and Halifax Town Councils this afternoon beginning at 6 p.m.

‘Earth Day Extravaganza’ planned

The Town of Halifax, the Halifax County Improvement Council, the Convergence Art Guild and the Southside Virginia Master Gardeners Association will host the first-ever annual “Halifax Earth Day Extravaganza” at the Halifax Farmers Market in historic Halifax on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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