Board Announces Candidates to Fill Union Hall Seat

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in Uncategorised

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By: Charles Boothe
Twelve candidates have submitted applications to fill the vacant Union Hall District seat on the Franklin County Board of Supervisors.
That seat became vacant last month with the death of David Cundiff, who had been serving as the Union Hall representative on the board since Jan. 1, 2008.
During the board’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, supervisors announced the Union Hall District residents who have applied for the seat. They are Gail Lynch Abbott, Anthony Brooks, Debbie Crawford, Tommy Cundiff, Art Donaldson,
Charles Edwards III, Gerald Godsey, P.D. Hambrick, Pat Keatts, C.B. Reynolds, Charles Trelease and E.T. Turner.
Gills Creek District Supervisor Bob Camicia said that the process to fill the vacancy must be completed by Dec. 8.
The board then set tentative dates for the process of choosing a representative.
On Friday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m., the board will hear public presentations, with a 15-minute limit, by each candidate related to why they want to be appointed. 
On Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m., the board will conduct closed session interviews with each candidate, as well as give any candidate who may have been unable to attend Friday’s meeting to make a public presentation before the closed session.
A vote will taken on who will be appointed to the Union Hall seat at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.
Whoever is appointed to fill the vacancy will finish serving the current term, which ends on Dec. 31, 2015.

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 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.

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.


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.


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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