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"Pgl .i’lCAly|M,ftltt.a!,..A, TI!u/TllrJanoary 14, 2010 Happy birthday On January 16, Roberta Kennedy will celebrate her 90 th birthday. In honor of this wonderful occasion, the family of Mrs. Kennedy will host a reception on January 16 at the Eastern Star Building on Riverside Drive in St. Paul. Please drop by between the hours of 2 pm and 5 pm to visit , with the Kennedy family. The only gifts requested are the enjoyment of your presence. ° Learning Center honor roll - The Learning Center in -Castlewood has announced the names of students whose work has earned them placement on the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year or who have perfect attendance. HONOR ROLL First grade, all A's Virginia Seabrook. Third grade, all A's Daniel Johnson. :" Fourth grade, all A's 0 Avonlea Seabrook. .  Sixth grade, all A's & B's Jay Seabrook. PERFECT ATTENDANCE Kindergarten--Abby John- son, Braxton Reece. Third grade Daniel John- son. Appalachian ...Strings at Country Cabin The Country Cabin, located in Norton on The Crooked Road Music Trail will feature Appalachian Strings on Saturday, Januat. dmission. for. the night is:$5'for adtllt "(12 md over) and $1 for children 2-11. t Each Saturday night, from ,.:30 pm to 10:30 pm, live bluegrass music from the best in local bands is featured. Dancing includes clogging, two-step, flee- style, broom dances and cake walks. Local musicians are welcome to play halftime breaks. The Country Cabin is located one and one-half miles west of Norton (between Norton and Appalachia). Watch for signs. Events at the Country Cabin are sponsored by Appalachian Traditions, Inc., a non-profit organization. No alcohol is permitted. For more information, call , 276-679-3541. Jam sessions are held each Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Free admission. All musicians and spectators welcome. =S stt.• Dominion Virginia Power is investing $4 billion in additional service reliability improvements Dominion Virginia Power is spending $4 billion over three years to improve and expand its ability to provide reliable elec- tric service to its customers. In a letter to the company's 2.3 million customers, Chief Executive Officer Paul D. Koonce described how the company is focusing on electric circuits and areas where service reliability does not achieve the systemwide average, which reached 99.9 percent in 2009. LUbDSs3w "Keeping your lights on safely, efficiently and at a reasonable cost are my highest priorities as Dominion Virginia Power chief executive officer, Koonce said in his first letter to customers Sifice becoming CEO m June. The letter is being included with bills sent to Virgima customers in January. It also can be viewed on Search: Customer Connection. A major part of ensuring electric reliability is having sufficient generating capability. To keep up with growing de- mand for electricity, the com- pany, is adding clean, new gas- fired generating units and a state-of-the-art hybrid coal station, in addition to renewable power sources. Major environ- mental improvements also have been made to older stations to reduce their emissions. Dominion's distribution sys- tem reliability has been im- proving since 2004, primarily through identifying and focusing on circuits where interruptions are more frequent. Last year Dominion Virginia Power "reconditioned over 350 miles of electrical circuits. including installing more than 1,000 new poles, 3.500 new lightning arrestors and other devices," Koonce said. The letter also pointed out that the company has enhanced its Web site,, in response to customer feedback and has improved customer care agent availability to ensure customer needs are being met as they transact business by phone. The company receives about 7 million calls a year and more than 12 million Web site visits. Reporting on the company's environmental commitment, Koonce said Dominion has invested more than $2 billion in recent years on advanced pol- lution-control equipment to reduce emissions and meet new, more-stringent environmental requirements In addition, the company has committed to meeting Virginia's goal of achieving 15 percent of its electricity sales from renew- able sources in 2025 and to reducing the growth in customer demand for electricity by 10 percent over the next 12 years. Meeting these goals will be a challenge, Koonce said. Despite the recession, "customers are using more power, lending cre- dence to the forecast that de- mand will rebound as the eco- nomy recovers." To help meet the conserv- ation goal, Dominion Virginia Power will begin offering new energy efficiency programs this year to assist, residential and business customers in saving en- ergy and money and in helping to protect the environment. H igh-technology digital meters are now being installed in some areas of Virgima as part of a demonstration project that will be expanded throughout the state if approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Koonce said these smart meters hold "great promise" for saving energy and helping customers save money on their bills over the long haul. The new CEO said the company is committed to being a good corporate citizen. The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, provided more than $10 million in grants to civic and environmental cleanup projects in Virginia in 2009. Company employees contributed more than 120.000 hours of volunteer serwce to hundreds of programs in Virginia and other states served by Dominion. In closing, Koonce said that Dominion is proudly celebrating a birthday this year in re- cognition of the company powering Virginia for 100 years. "While much has changed over the past century, we remain committed to providing reliable electric service at the flip of a switch," he said. Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation. Dominion serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at The Christmas Tree exhibit at the Oxbow Center includes this tree decorated by Adult Day Care. i Lebanon Library to host fre e workshop on memoir writing i The Lebanon Library will College) and at Appalachian Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times ] 762-7671 I JAN 15 ~ AN 21 . 201C Stadim Theatres" " Movie H0tline 276-6704252 i H alth disp iti di sion t be ho d host a free workshop on the e fir es scus o ste Uybasics of memoir writing. The LENOWISCO H lth D stri t F b y 4 c,ass takes place January 23 ea 1 c e mar from 10 am to noon, at the The LENOWlSCO Health library. District and local health de- from the communities. Input cal health departments. Anyone This class is limited to the partments in Lee, Scott i:,and from those impacted by these can attend this health advisory first 10 people who register. To ' Wise counties and the City of conditions is particularly valued, group meeting and input from register for the class, please Norton are issuing an invitation Learning from individuals who all individuals who attend will contact the library at .276-889- to all interested individuals and are attempting to take an active be welcomed. 8044. The deadline to register is community members to join in a role in their own health by To be offered and discussed 4 pm, January 21. discussion of issues and challen- partnering with .healthcare pro- are basic information about This winter and spring gee surrounding health dispari- viders, and seeking resources to community health status with Russell County Public Library ties in Appalachian communi- better understand their condi- information for state and natio- will be collecting memories of the African-American com- ties. The roundtable discussion tions, health professionals value nal comparison and to provide a will be held Thursday, February knowing not only what is work- forum for discussing and plan- munity, women in Russell 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the ing but, most importantly, what ning an approach to health im- County " and local history in Three Bells Methodist Church, is missing, needed, and who or provement as individuals, fami- general to celebrate the 50 th 302 Fugate Street, Duffield what you believe to best fill in lies and communities. Using anniversary of the library. Sign (adjce:nt Ao T.hom ,Vilhlge) , those gaps. Many diseases and valuable information obtained up for the class today and get a head,art of recording the Refrehmenfs:w[li Ie'sere h i conditions cai b prevented and f0rn 'citizen inpu(:alng ' with  :. ! ^ . e ou ces, health ,rofes- . ......  "".. the event .of incteme'lt,weaer, the impact :of existing  disease other r s r n history ot our community or , just some ot tlose goou ramly the 6efing MIi be' held reduced when'peoplehaveaccu- sionais hope that members of .  stories February I I. ' rate information and resources this group will remain involved • As studies demonstrate, peo- necessary to make informed and become active partners in Neva Bryan is the workshop pie living in rural Appalachian decisions to create safe, healthy long term health improvement instructor. She has taught mem- communities, including those in habits and lifestyles, planning implementation and oir writing at the Appalachian the LENOWISCO district, suf- LENOWISCO Health Dis- evaluation. Heritage Writers Symposium fer disproportionately from a trict is inviting community part- For more information con- (Southwest Virginia Community variety of poor health conditions net's and stakeholders to rekin- cerning the health advisory such as diabetes, cardiovascular die a dialogue around these to- group meeting, contact Shirley [ disease, chronic lung disease, pics and to provide guidance Miller, 276-328-1916; or Nora I depression and suicide, lung and advice to inform strategic Murphy, 276-328-1915; at the cancer and as well as some, planning efforts by the LENO- Wise County Health Depart- unintentional injuries and acci- WISCO Health District and Io- ment. dents. Reducing the impact off health disparities as ubiquitous as these will require the efforts • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • of many, each bringing his or her particular expertise to bear on these challenges, and we all. AVAILAB LE N OW! have expertise to share on at least some of these issues. We welcome participation by indivi- duals who themselves or family members have been impacted by these conditions, parents and "The SPHS Athletic Boosters' caretakers of others trying to • Located in Downtown Norton, VA • = a avoid or control such. condi- : I Your ad [ tions, faith-based organizations, • n0rt0nclnema,c0m. •  :1 I civic groups, doctors, pharma, Flu vOF FF01 Hole . *********,. I could I cists, counselors, social workers, : Illmi111;mpi,lligl, ,, : i • • . ] nurses, educators, local and re- •  • i De nere! i gional elected leaders, health- • • • • • , I • • • i care insurance representatives, 21 ___ and,any interested ind!viduals "  " G'" ...a cookbook compiled bYver 300the "" Ern=e's ) ; and ntts i : F one 762-5813 ] ." Kei,,,,, ha,',,,acis, " Boosters from SPHS fans! O : : Your h t n pha,'macv , " " i p of ,,,,,o...,,,,.,, 1. ![I ,OCATED  ,E rood ':T' rec es are included. :t 0,,Y:,,,.,,0, j: 1 Pharmacy & Y.. " " • [ DAYBREJII[ERS I I • ,s00rn00a00en0000,a00or00a00,00ac00 iii ° °'u o 0 o 1 A heart attack may result when a blood clot blocks blood flow /through a coronary (heart) artery. The coronary artery brings blood •  I  the heart. If blood flow to the heart is disrupted due to a blood • f THESPY HIlT DOOR PG ] • ;*-I clot, a portion of the heart itself may become damaged or • | DAILY:4:45.6:45.g:00PM I . 1 destroyed. The buildup of cholesterol over time can lead to the • } SAT-SUN: 12:30.2:30.4:45' 1 l formation of plaques in arteries, and the narrowing of arteries, " igh •  ':"':=" J" I known as atherosclerosis. Signs and symptoms of a heart attack • • i include a sensation of pressure or squeezing pain inthe center of a] a e at chool • il the chest lasting longer than a few minutes. Shortness of breath, ffi dy :  : lsweating, and nausea also may be signs of a heart attack. O ce, the Morgan McClure Bo • • 1 Smoking, older age, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high • • ,0 J cholesterol ..... can increase the risk of a heart attack. Obesity and lack f th •• 'nofphysJcalactnv,tycanalsomcreaseheartattacknsk. Shop or from any member o e • • t Persons who believe they are experiencing a heart attack need to r :  =o seek emergency medical attention immediately. Nitroglycerin SPHS Athletic Booste s. • • 1 .{houtd be taken as soon as possible, if available, through a • .___.___ • 1 prescription. Aspirin is recommended to be taken immediately. The • I u='mBrn i • aspirin tablet should be chewed when taken during a heart attack. It •  • 1 decreases the likelihood of the blood clotting. Beta-blocker • • " All p " "  medications, such as metroprolol (roprol XL) relax the heart • muscle and help prevent future heart attacks, roceeds : . "" =' We Now Carry s- students at S " "  . • • • , $'t a Great Selection of $1.00 items! . ALL STADIUM sEATING AUDITOFIIUMS . ALL DIGITAL SURROUND SOUND w - See us for all your health and beauty needs €.  ,k - "k "   "k "k r "  1 ' . PUBLIC FAX # 276-762-0213 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Agency for Senior Citizens. She has taught fiction writing at Morehead State University during the Appalachian Writers Association annual conference. Bryan, a prize-winning writ, er, is the author of St. Pete' Monsters, a novel of romantic suspense set in and around St. Paul and Castlewood. Her work appears in several journals, including AI Magazine for t Arts, Appalachian Heritage, Appalachian Journal, Bluestode Review, Clinch Mountain Re- view, The Distillery, Floyd County Moonshine and Jimsn Weed. She is published in the book anthology We All Hve Downstream: Writings about Mountaintop Removal. A winner of the Appalachian Writers Association James Still Award for Poetry, she has received prizes for more than 15 of her works. She appears in the Virginia Commission for the Arts Writers in Virginia directory. Ernie's Drug and Gilts Phone 762-5800 En'nie Kcilh, I'harmacisl Your hometown pharnacy LOCATED BESIDE FOOl) CITY