Free workshop is Jan. 12

Published 9:04 am Thursday, December 29, 2016

A free workshop on the many advantages of forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) will be held two separate times on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Virginia Cooperative Extension-Prince Edward office, 100 Dominion Drive (beside Lowe’s) in Farmville.

There will be a simple but comprehensive presentation at 1:30-3:30 p.m., and again from 6:30-8:30 p.m., demonstrating how an LLC can help protect your estate from lawsuits, creditors and predators. The featured speakers include: James P. Seidl, business, estate and tax planning attorney (James P. Seidl Law Offices); Thomas I. Hill, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner (Hill and Davis, CPA); David R. Wise, agribusiness and farm insurance specialist ( Insurance, LLC).

There will be free materials, the opportunity to speak with the featured presenters as well as a free follow-up consolation. Refreshments will be served and seating is limited. Please register by Jan. 9 by calling the Virginia Cooperative Extension-Prince Edward office at (434) 392-4246 with your choice of workshop time and for more information.

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Beginning Jan. 27, the Cumberland Extension Office is offering its Backyard Gardening Series at the cost of $30 per person for the entire series, or $5 per person per class. Payment can be made in advance with checks payable to: Cumberland Virginia Cooperative Extension, or on the day of the workshop. The classes are from 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

The dates and topics of the Backyard Gardening Series are: Jan. 27: planning and bed construction; Feb. 24: soil types and composting; March 31: herb gardening; April 28: vegetables and small fruits; May 19: garden care; June 30: harvesting and storage; and July 29: food preparation.

The series will walk participants through the steps of how to start a garden in a backyard, with each session outlining a topic that will help make your garden successful. Please register with Cumberland Extension Office by calling (804) 492-4390.

When voting in the special election Jan. 10, remember that Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification when voting in person at their polling place. There are many different types of photo identification that voters can use when they vote. All of the acceptable forms of photo ID can be used up to a year after identification has expired. Some acceptable forms of photo identification cards are a valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card; a valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s identification card; or a valid United States Passport, etc.

For a complete list of acceptable identification, or for more information visit If you do not have any of the acceptable forms of photo identification, you can simply go to your nearest Voter Registration Office and apply for a free Virginia Voter Photo Identification card.

For more information, you can call the Buckingham Voter Registration office at (434) 969-4304 or call (800) 552-9745.

Correction: In last Friday’s edition of The Buckingham Bulletin, the date of the special election for the State Senate race was incorrect. The election is Jan. 10.

Janet Miller is a writer, painter and retired educator. Her email address is