Protecting your assets

Published 9:44 am Thursday, January 3, 2019

Attend a free workshop about Estate Planning Essentials Jan. 30 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Randolph VFD at 2145 Cumberland Road, Farmville. Learn how to create liquidity and protect assets; avoid probate and minimize taxes in wealth and business transfer; make provisions for the surviving spouse; keep your affairs private and out of the courts; protect your estate from creditors, predators and disgruntled family members; and conserve your assets from catastrophic illness. Presentations will be made by David Wise, Independent Insurance Agent; Thomas Hill, Certified Public Accountant; and James P Seidl, Business, Estate and Tax Planning Attorney. Refreshments will be served and seating is limited. To register or to inquire about additional details call the Cumberland Extension Office at (804) 492-4390 or email

The Buckingham 4-H Livestock Club will have its next meeting Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a halter making workshop. The meeting will also focus on discussions around choosing and securing livestock show animals, as well as starting the livestock project. The meeting will be held at the Virginia Cooperative Extension – Buckingham Office at 54 Administration Lane, Buckingham. For more information, contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office in Buckingham at (434) 969-4261.

Did you get a kindle, tablet or new phone over the holidays? Come to the Buckingham Public Library and let them help you get the most out of your gift. They have informative classes scheduled to show you all the library offers for your device, or you can schedule a one-on-one session with a librarian. Classes are Wednesdays from 11a.m.-noon. The Tablet and Phone Apps class will be held Jan. 9, the E books and Downloads class will be held Jan. 16, and the Intro to Computers class will be held Jan. 23. For more information, call (434) 983-3848.

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There is still time and space if you are interested in attending the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show. There is a bus trip scheduled for March 3-5 which includes travel, hotel, breakfast, ticket to Flower Show and Longwood Gardens. Tour is being provided by Travel in Style, Midlothian, with departure from Dillwyn Food Lion. For details or additional information contact Barbara Wheeler at (434) 547-8997 or

As the new year begins, most of us make resolutions to get in better health and stay in shape. Central Virginia Community Health Center offers classes to help you do just that including kickboxing, yoga, a beginner exercise class, Tai Chi, Weight Watchers meetings and much more. For additional details or information on registering call (434) 581- 3271 extension 10601.

Welcome back to school, students and staff. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break. Best of luck as you start the second semester of classes at Buckingham Public Schools.

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