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! -  ,r '  lHtuJERl]HiliEm|glmllllHllugHwmHIHiiliamlEDHi SPECIAL GIFT...The Clinch River Little League was the recipient last week of a very special gift from Mountain Heritage. Pictured, left to right, are Jeff Castle, a member of the CRLL Board, accepting a check for $4,300 from Jean Kilgore, secretary-treasurer of Mountain Heritage; and Bob Salyers, president of the League. eCycling. Or how to dispose of your unwanted electronics Now that your family has opened the new computers, I- phones, DVD players and televisions, what are you going to do with the old stuff?. Donating used (but still operating) electronics for reuse extends the lives of valuable products and keeps them out of the waste stream for a longer period of time. Reuse, in addi- tion to being an environmentally preferable alternative, also benefits society. By donating your used electronics, you allow schools, nonprofit organizations and lower-income families to obtain equipment that they otherwise could not afford. Before donating your com- puter or other electronics, make sure the equipment is reusable. Donation-organizations have limited or in many cases no resources and employees to diagnose and repair hardware. A functional, working system - especially with monitor, wiring and software licenses - is a lot processor, Windows 95). Donation-organizations might not accept ( or might charge a fee for), older, less useful equipment (e.g., 386 processors, dot matrix printers, less than 14 inch color monitors). As a business, you might be able to take advantage of tax incentives for computer equipment donations. The 21 st Century Classrooms Act encourages large companies to donate computer equipment to public and private schools. When donating equipment to a nonprofit organization, inquire about documentation that can be applied toward your income tax return. The most appropriate donation organization for computers can vary from area to area. In some cases, the most viable donation organization might be a charity, but in other areas, the appropriate donation organization might be the local school district or materials exchange. more useful and requires less Broken  electronics and upgrading -than a nonworking : computers too outdated to incomplete computer. Check to donate' can be recycled. see what the donation organ- Computer monitors and older ization's minimum computer television picture tubes can requirements are (e.g., Pentium pollute the environment if not RESOLVE TO QUIT IN 2009! The YAQ study helps young adults stop smoking What better time than the new year to stop smoking? When you're tired of coughing, having nasty breath and emptying your pockets, it's time to quit. This year can be smokefi'ee with the help of the YAQ! (Young Adult Quit) rsearch study. The YAQ research study gives young adults aged 18-30 access to free materials designed to help them stop smoking. And, that's not all. Participants can earn $20 and will be eligible for 2 weeks of free nicotine patches for parti- cipating. Visit www.yaqstudy.org for more information and to enroll in the study. The YAQ study can help young adults resolve to be nonsmokers in the New Year. Spread the word that this study is available to all young adults aged 18-30 across the United States. This study is funded by the National Cancer Institute and conducted by Klein Buendel, Inc. Email info@yaqstudv.or or call 866-371-9362 X 4349 with any questions. It's time to stop yackin' about it and start quitting! www.YAQstudy.org NOTICE: Stop for any school bus loading or' I unloading children! old, recycled or disposed of properly. Check with your product's manufacturer to see if they will take back or trade in your product for recycling - many manufacturers do, including Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Toshiba and Sony. See if your retailer has an in-store collection program or if they are hosting an electronics collection event. Cingular, Best Buy, and Staples offer ongoing in-store collection of used cell phones, and Best Buy and Staples sometimes host collection events. Local governments often collect electronics as part of their household hazardous waste management program. For specific suggestions on where to recycle, go to http://www.epa.gov/reg3 wcmd/e Cycling/eCyclingcollections.htm Or go to: www.earth911.org or 1-800- CLEANUP, to find collection sites and events using your Zip code www:eiae.org - The Electronic Industries Alliance for recyclers in your state www.techsoup.org TechSoup for information on computer reuse. New cookbook now available People's Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) of Russell County is excited to offer their one-of-a-kind cookbook. Pro- cuds from the sale of this cookbook will be used to care for companion animals. The cookbook is available now for $10. It may be pur- chased at Stop & Shop, Highway 58, Castlewood. ' This keepsake cookbook contains 176 recipes from the kitchens of PAWS' members, family and friends. These fla- vorful dishes include appetizers, main dishes, desserts and other family favorites. For more information, call PAWS at 762-5896, 762-7655, 762-0525, 762-7051 or 762- 7555. IIIIIIIIIII I II IIIIII IIIIIII III II I III I I IIIIIIIIIIIIII There are few things more adorable than a cute, cuddly puppy. But all puppies grow...and some grow a lot. Dogs have different exercise, grooming, nutrition, and vet care needs. So before you bring a puppy home, make sure you take the time to research the right breed for your lifestyle.Think before you add a puppy to your family. It's important to use your head, not just your heart. Remember, owning a dog is a lifetime commitment. Visit www.akc.org to learn more about finding the right breed for you. CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 1, 2009 Page 5 Breaking and Entering in the Hurricane Section of Wise On December 14, at approximately 5:17 p.m. the Wise County Sheriff's Office received a call of a Breaking & Entering in progress in the Hurricane Section of Wise. The homeowner found the intruder inside the residence. The intruder fled on foot with a pillow case containing jewelry, coins and other items. A short time later while searching the area for the intruder the Wise County Sheriff's Office received another call of a Breaking & Entering in progress in the Pole Bridge Section of Wise. The home owner found the intruder inside the residence. The intruder fled on foot with a pillow case containing jewelry, coins and other items. The homeowner chased the intruder tackled him and recovered the pillow case. The intruder was able to flee on foot through a wooded area. The Wise County Sheriff's Office K9 Team was called to the scene. K9 officers tracked the subject through the woods. Subject was taken into custody without incident by Sgt. Brad Mullins, Deputy Brandon Bradford and Officers with the Wise Police Department. The intruder was identified as Ricky Allen Church, age 39, of White Oak Section of Wise. Mr. Church has been charged with 2 counts of Breaking & Entering, 2 counts of Grand Larceny and 2 counts of Destruction of Property. Mr. Church is being held in the Duffield Regional Jail. Certified Substance Counselors training Frontier Health and i'lanning District One Behaviora Health Services will present a 12-month comprehensive training begin- ning January 7, 2009, hat will fulfill 120 of the requued 220 hours of Didactic Training for the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Credential offered by the Virginia Department of Health Professions. The training may. also satisfy education re- quirements for other national certification or re-certification programs. Frontier Heath and PD1BHS are offering the program to ad- dress a recent increase in ad- diction problems in the region. "Southwest Virginia's addiction problems increased significantly in the past five to seven years," said Eric Greene, Division Dir- ector of Virginia's Adult Outpat- ient Services. "The increase led to a shortage of trained pro- fessionals who understand the dynamics of addiction and how to help individuals recover." The training will cover the essentials of addictive behaviors and treatment and will train individuals to identify and assist those in need of treatment. "In our region of approximately 90,000 residents, there are currently fewer than a dozen persons with a state or national credential in substance abuse treatment. We hope to increase the number of substance abuse treatment professionals to better meet the region's needs," Greene Abuse said. The training will cover all l0 required areas of study. The group will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first Wed- nesday of each month at the Cove Ridge Center at Natural Tunnel State Park in Duffield, Va. Training includes: January 7 - Human Dyna- mics; February 4 - Signs and Sym- ptoms; March 4 - Treatment Ap- proaches; April 1 - Continuum of Care; April 22 - Co-Occurring Disorders; May 6 - Recovery and Relapse; June 3 - Ethics; July 1 - Professionalism; August 5 and September 2 - Research and Treatment Plan- ning; October 7 and November 4 - Group Counseling; and . December 2 - Crisis Coun- seling. The CSAC and CSAC-A are the baseline credentials for individuals seeking to enter the field of addictions treatment in Virginia. Participants receive continuing education accredited by NAADAC (provider #683) and SACAVA (provider # 100406). Cost for the entire 12-month course is $180. Lunch is catered. For more information, or to register, contact Eric Greene at (276) 523-8300. I PAWS meets every third Thursday of the month, 6 pm at the Oxbow Center. Help make 1-S00-572-1717 the world lWOI" safe from 40 Muscular Dystrophy neuromuscular Association diseases, www, rndausa.org Tri-Coun00 Tire Service 16618 East Dr. St. Paul, VA Monday- Fday 8a,,5 p.n, S, 8 a.m.-1 pan. 276-762..01 or 276-762a91' -B - __ II ....