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Reynolds Appointed to Union Hall Seat on Board of Supervisors

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

FC-logoIn a unanimous vote Monday night, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors appointed Mr. Clarence (C.B.) Reynolds to fill the unexpired term of David Cundiff as the Union Hall representative on the Board.

“It was extremely gratifying to have received 12 applications of interest for the position as the representative of the people of the Union Hall District on the Board of Supervisors,” said Vice Chair, Cline Brubaker. “The Board spent a considerable amount of time listening to each applicant and carefully reviewing what each could bring to the Board in representing the district for which they were being considered. While the decision was a difficult one due to the quality of the applicants, it is the Board’s belief that Mr. Reynolds would best represent the wishes of the Union Hall District.”

Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of Franklin County High School and Ferrum College, serves in various leadership capacities at Glade Hill Baptist Church, and is a member of the Glade Hill Ruritan Club, the Franklin County Tradesmen and Associates Association, Relay for Life Team Member, and the Antique Farm Club. He is retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation where he served for almost 43 years and is a long time tax preparer in the community. Mr. Reynolds is a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam from 1965-1966 and resides with his wife Judy in the Glade Hill community.

Mr. Reynolds will be sworn into office immediately and attend his first Board meeting on December 16. An election for the 4 year term of the seat will be held in November of 2015.

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Christmas, Saturday Programs Set at Phoebe Needles

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

As Christmas approaches, the folks at Phoebe Needles are gearing up for the season. "Christmas at Phoebe Needles" will be held December 9 at 10 a.m.The program features Arlet Greer and the Ferrum College Collegiates. 
 
ohoebe needlesThe cost for the program is $8 per member and $16 for non-members including lunch.
 
You have until December 5 to register. Call the Center at 540-483-1518 or at www.phoebeneedles.org and registering through Paypal.
 
Also, the "Saturday's at the Center" program continues. 
 
On December 13, at 10 a.m., "The Making of the Saint John's Bible" program will be held with Elizabeth Foster. The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch. 
 
If you are interested, you can register by calling 540-483-1518 or through the website.
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Fundraiser Set for Linda Tosh

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

The Mother of Cable 12 Employee Kevin Tosh is Battling Cancer

Redwood, VA - Family and friends of Linda Tosh are planning a fundraising event to help the family with medical expenses as she fights a form of cancer many have never even heard of.

Linda has Multiple Myeloma, which is a cancer that develops in plasma cells of bone marrow. Bone marrow plays an important role in making blood cells. The plasma cells are crutial to help the body combat infections by making antibodies. Linda was diagnosed with the cancer in May.  She is the mother of our friend and colleague Kevin Tosh.

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The fundraiser will be held at the Redwood Community Center this Saturday from 5-11 p.m.

Hotdog plates will be sold for $6 and include baked beans, coleslaw, desert and beverages. The band Friday Night Bluegrass will also be on hand with live music. Admission to the music is $5 per person.

Organizers say they

are also planning a 50/50 raffle, cake walks, and silent auction.

Linda will soon be undergoing the main procedure known for sucessful outcomes in many patients who have had the same disease. It's a process that will requre her to stay in a well-known medical treatment center outside of the area perhaps into January, the family tells us.

Linda's son Kevin will be staying with his mother through the entire treatment.

Cable 12 will miss Kevin greatly during this time. Most of the production and creative work along with the directing of live shows, most notably Rise & Shine, is done by Kevin. He makes it all look easy. In his absence, Jamey Singleton and Steve Oakes will do their best to live up to Kevin's strong work ethic.

While we at Cable 12 wish to inform you of the situation the Tosh family faces, we are also making every effort to respect the family's privacy.

If you would like to send Linda, Kevin, or anyone in the Tosh family a card, you may do so by mailing them to:

Tosh Family

c/o Cable 12 TV

P.O. Box 12, Redwood, VA 24146

Indeed our thoughts and prayers are with the Tosh family during this time.

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YMCA Hosts Fitness Showcase and Fundraiser

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in News

The YMCA announced today that it hosted a fitness showcase and fundraiser.

Rocky Mount, Va. (November 3, 2014) – The Franklin County Family YMCA’s Rocky Mount location was full of music, fun and sweat this past Saturday, November 1, as it played host to the YEdge Fitness Showcase and a Zumbathon, “Party in Pink,” benefitting the Susan G. Komen foundation.

“It was a terrific event and exposed lots of new people to how great the Y is for the community,” says Pam Turman Fitness Director.

With some 125 participants in attendance, the Y kicked off the morning with a showcase of new classes added as part of its recent merger with The Edge fitness. During a sampling of the new classes participants enjoyed doing pushups, plyometrics, aerobic moves and more. The showcase was free to the public.

The day concluded with a Zumbathon “Party in Pink” for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Alla Scott organized the event. Participants donated $7 to attend.

The Y will be hosting a similar event in the near future to raise funding to save the crucial “Safe Swim for Second Graders” program run in collaboration with Franklin County Schools.

“Another Aerobathon event is in the works to raise funds and awareness for this remarkable swim program. The program operating costs come to about $42,000 which breaks down to just over $64 per child, for 16 lessons. That’s a bargain when you consider the life-saving skills, confidence building and healthy exercise each child receives,” says Pam Rickard Development Director.

The YMCA hosts and presents numerous special events throughout the year including 5k races, children’s events, healthy eating seminars and parent’s night out. An upcoming Glacier plunge on January 10th will see around 100 participants jump in Smith Mountain Lake to raise funds for the YMCA.

“The Y is a special place in the community. We are proud of all we have been able to accomplish and are excited about all the great changes happening at your YMCA,” says Jim Currie CEO of the Y.

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Special Franklin County Board of Supervisors Meeting Called for Wednesday

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in News

Pursuant to Code Section 15.2-1417 and 15.2-1418 of the Code of Virginia, we, the undersigned, hereby request a Special Called Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M., at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 104, Rocky Mount, Virginia  24151.  This special called meeting is to consider the following three items:

  1. A petition to the Circuit Court of Franklin County to issue a writ of special election to fill the Union Hall Election District seat on the Franklin County Board of Supervisors
  2. To discuss the process and methodology that the Board of Supervisors may wish to adopt to consider in appointing a qualified candidate to fill the vacancy in the Union Hall Election District seat created by the death of David R. Cundiff
  3. To conduct a closed meeting pursuant to 2.2-3711 A (1) Discussion or consideration of prospective candidates for appointment of specific public officers, appointees, or employees of any public body with no action being taken after the closed meeting

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