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iiJmwumltlunmlmmlmunl lliuulmnmm mlUlmmnnlmmllm 'oge 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 15, 2009 PARTICIPANTS...Left to right, Mr. Jerry Hall, Natasha shortridge, Stephanie Boyd, Marcus Jennings, Joe Baker, Casey Phillips, Derek Allen and Eric Maxfield. Castlewood students donate to local Food Bank : For the twelfth year in a row, the Castlewood High School Chapter of the FBLA sponsored a canned food drive as one of their annual community projects. The chapter encouraged the CHS i f:aculty, staff, and student body i Virginia reports Workplace illnesses for 2007 The Virginia Department of of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the Labor and Industry reported the U.S. Department of Labor. total recordable nonfatal occupa- Virginia's state and local tional injury and illness incid- governments are surveyed along ence rate for private industry and with private industry because state and local government in Virginia is one of 25 juris- 2007 at 3.5 cases per 100 dictions with a federally ap- .equivalent full-time workers, a proved OSHA state plan. decrease from the rate of 3.7 Additional information and more ;reported in 2006. The rate detailed tables of these results ..represents a total of 104,200 are available from the Virginia injuries and illnesses reported Department of Labor and t:or 2007. The private industry Industry's Office of VOSH qcidence rate was 3.2; the State Research and Analysis. and local government rate was Highlights of the 2007 Survey 5.2 Of the nonfatal occupational i Occupational injury and injuries and illnesses occurring ilhaess information is reported in private industry, 42,100 were by Virginia in tables of both cases that resulted in days away qumbers and incidence rates, from work, j6b transfer, or Rates are expressed in terms of restriction. cases per 100 equivalent full- The remainder of the private i:nme workers. The total esti- industry cases (40,400) con- mated number of recordable sisted of injury or illness cases .nonfatal injuries and illnesses in that did not result in days lost private industry was 82,500 in from work, job transfer, or 2007. The total recordable injury reStricfibn'biat which are con- 5and illness rate for 2007 varied sidered otherwise recordable.  by publishable private industry Other findings from the 2007 :sectors, ranging from 5.0 in Annual Surveyinclude: transportation and warehousing * Approximately 25,700 affd health care and social injury and illness cases in assistance to 0.3 in finance and private industry and 6,000 cases insurance. The highest number in State and local government of total recordable injury and were serious enough to require illness cases occurred in manu- recuperation away from work. fracturing (14,000), health care • Publishable total re- and social assistance (13,300), cordable injury and illness in- retail trade (13,200), and con- cidence rates in private industry struction (9,400); which together for the industry sub-sectors in accounted for 60 percent of all manufacturing ranged from a cases in private industry. This high of 8.1 cases per I00 equiv- was the th 37 annual survey of alent full-time employees in |•b-related injuries and illnesses transportation equipment manu- conducted by the Virginia De- facturing to a low of 1.4 in partment of Labor and Industry computer and electronic product in cooperation with the Bureau manufacturing. to donate non-perishable camied Lions included: Dudley McCoy goods. Each classroom spun- 202, Karen Clay 164, Wayne sored a food box from Thanks- Rasnick 140, Kathy Fletcher 95 giving holiday until Christmas and Angela Bostic 51. The food break. A total of 880 canned was donated to Morning Star food items were donated. Class- Church food bank in Castlewood rooms making the largest dona- on Friday, December 19. injuries and • For the sub-sectors in health care and social assistance, nursing and residential care facilities reported the highest rate (9.0), while the lowest rate was ambulatory health care services (2.2). • For the sub-sectors in retail trade, non-store retailers had the highest rate (6.5), while the lowest rate was sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores (1.7). • For the sub-sectors in construction, heavy and civil engineering construction had the highest rate (4.6), while the lowest rate was construction of buildings (3.7). Occupational Fatalities Fatality date for 2007, which includes all work-related fata- lities in Virginia, were also collected in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics thKpugh the, Census f Fatal Ogcupational  Injurles (CFOI) prbgram and ere released sep- arately in September 2007. Data from 1992 through 2007 are currently available from the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry's Office of VOSH Research and Analysis. Some basis tables are also available on the agency's website at Background of the Annual Survey Background and methodo- logical information regarding the BLS occupational safety and health program can be found in Chapter 9 of the BLS Handbook of Methods at f/homch9.pdf. Ernie's Drug and Gifts Phone762-5800 Ernie Keith, PharlnacisI You r hometown pharmacy LOCATED BESIDE FOOD CITY Cleanup Project to be held on Martin Luther King Day St. Paul Tomorrow is seeking promote activism and volunteers for a litter clean-up volunteerism in the region. project on January 19. This The event will be held project will involve cleaning up lVlonday, January 19 from 10 litter in several sites around St. a.m. until 1 p.m. Participants Paul, primarily the area around will meet at A.R. Matthews A.R. Matthews Memorial Park Memorial Park to gather suppli- and Oxbow Lake. es and equipment and receive St. Paul Tomorrow has further instructions. partnered with Wise County If you are interested in Litter Control to put the event participating and honoring the together in honor of Martin legacy of Martin Luther King, Luther King's birthday, to contact Peter Mattson at 762- 9092 or via email at Peter Mattson, OSM/VISTA Clinch Valley Watershed Alliance I PAWS meets every third Thursday of the month, 6 pm at the Oxbow Center. IIIII II I IIIIIII IIIII III I 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 hear*_ Remember, owning a dog is a lifetime commitment. Visit to learn more about finding the right breed for you. Spring Story Time at the Lebanon Library Spring story time begins at the Lebanon Library on January 27! This season, there will be two different forms of story time, in order to better serve different age groups. A lap-sit story time, designed for ages 1 and under, begins at 10:30 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This session focus- es on easy books, and incorp- orates music and simple move- ment. A preschool story time, designed for ages 2 and up, begins at 11:30 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In this session, the books get a little more chal- lenging, and the movement gets a bit more...moving. This session will also include simple crafts, games and coloring pages. At both sessions, children should be accompanied by an adult. All story times will be held in the Meeting Room, from January until May. Join us for stories, music, crafts, games, cookies and all-around fun! For more information, or for questions, contact Katie Britt, at (276) 889- 8044. 2009 Dog tags/ licenses due January 31 The year 2009 Wise County Dog License/Tags are due by January 31, 2009. In order to purchase a dog tag, any individual dog, whether male, female, or unsexed must be four (4) months old or over and verification of vaccination by a currently licensed veterinarian. You may purchase either a one year license at $5.00 each or a three year license at $12.00 each. Also available are kennel tags for up to 20 dogs at $25.00. For further information, please contact Wise County Treasurer's Office at (276) 328- 3666. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. 4'H Small Fruit Plant Sale I It is time once again for the Annual 4-H Small Fruit Plant Sale. This sale helps 4-Her's raise money for various activities throughout the year. Strawberry plants, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry bushes, bunch grapes and apple trees are available in different varieties. Please contact a local 4-H'er or call the Washington County Extension Office at (276) 676-6309 to place an order. Orders will be accepted through March 6 th. Plants will be available for pick up on March 26 and 27. A VDOT Tip for Driving in Snowy Weather Keep an emergency winter driving kit in your car. The kit should include a small bag of rock salt, sand or cat litter to provide traction in case you get stuck; a snow brush and ice scraper; flashlight; battery bo- oster cables; and a blanket and extra clothing. Birding and habitat gardening by Lynda Emmel Black Capped Chicadee. Are GBBC News Release: Bird and nature fans throughout North America are invited to jura tens of thousands of everyday bird watchers for the 12 t annual Great Backyard Bird Count, February 13-16. A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon society, this free event ,is an opportunity for families, students and people of all ages to discover the wonders of na- ture in backyards, schoolyards and local parks, and, at the same time, make an important contribution to conservation. Participants count birds and report their sightings online at GBBC is a great example of citizen science: "Anyone who can identify even a few species can contribute to the body of knowledge that is used to inform conservation efforts to protect birds and biodiversity," said Audubon Education VP, Judy Braus. Bird identification is easy to learn. Most people already know the Blue Jay, Cardinal, Starling, Crow, Mourning Dove, Rock Pigeon, Mocking- bird, Chickadee and American Robin. That's a good start. The next step then is to notice certain physical characteristics. Color: Birds that are mostly one bright color are the easiest like red Cardinal or blue: Eastern Bluebird. Notice also if the overall color is drab or maybe white or bright on sections of wing, crown or breast. Size: Refer back to what you already ,know. Is the bird you see larger than a chickadee, smaller than a dove Bill: Is the bill short and stout like a Cardinal or long and pointed like a Red Belly Woodpecker? Notice also the color and if the upper and lower portions of the bill are different colors. Head: Notice stripes or rings around the eyes like American Robin or a solid "cap" like the the eyes very big like Tufted Titmus? Is the head "crested" like Cardinal or Blue Jay? Throat and breast: Look for patches of color on the throat like the Ruby Throated Hum- mingbird or spots or the absence of any marking on the breast like The Northern Mock- ingbird. Wings: Look for obvious bars and patches of color or white like on the Northern Mockingbird or if the bird is flying overhead notice the pattern of underwing like the Turkey Vulture. Tail: Is it notched or straight, one color or barred? Does the bird hold his tail up like a Wren or down like a Blue Jay? Is he using his trail to balance on a tree trunk like the Downy Woodpecker? What is the bird doing? Is he scratching the earth like a sparrow? Does he grab a un- flower seed at the feeder and quickly fly to the nearest shrub to eat it? Or does he stay away from the feeding station and prefer to hunt from a fence post like an Eastern Bluebird? ! Check all the above infor- mation against a field guide. Even go by the pictures at first. Looking out my window I see a buffy colored bird, with slightly lighter breast and darker wings and a yellowish belly. He's got bright orange wing tips and the tip of his tail is bright orange too. He's got the overall shape, posture and bill type and the head crest like the Cardinal, but he's slimmer and smaller. His outstanding facial feature is a solid black mask which covers his eyes and extends over the top of his bill. Most notably he's been calmly munching red berries while I watch. Just flipping though my field guide it's easy to see I'm looking at a Cedar Waxwing and my guide tells me that he lives in this part of the state year round but that further east he spends only the winter months in Virginia. Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times 762-7671 Pharmacy & Your Health Different Eye Drops for Glaucoma Glaucoma can cause loss of vision. It is caused by optic nerve damage and increased pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure). A fluid known as the aqueous humor is normally produced in the front of the eye and then drained. However, when this drainage does not occur properly, pressure within the eye begins to increase. Primary open-angle glaucoma and acute closed-angle glaucoma are the most common types of this condition. While primary open-angle glaucoma is characterized by gradually decreasing peripheral vision in both eyes, acute closed- angle glaucoma occurs suddenly and is characterized by severe eye pain, redness, and blurred vision. There are several different types of eye drops commonly prescribed for glaucoma. Beta blocker-type eye drops include levobunolol (Betagan), timolol (Timoptic), and betaxolol (Betoptic). These eye drops decrease the production of aqueous humor. Alpha agonist drugs such as apraclonidine (Iopidine) and brimonidine (Alphagan) also decrease the production of aqueous humor, as well as increase the drainage of aqueous humor. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor drugs are also prescribed to decrease the production of aqueous humor. 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