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..... i _+ + _ +Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, ThursdaY, January 27, 2011 RECEIVES AWARD...AIan worrell of Carroll County is shown receiving the ;Wayne Scott Memorial Grower of the Year Award from Food City. Pictured on left is Mike Tipton, Food City director of produce and on right, Steven Smith, Food City president and CEO. Alan Worre:ll of Carroll County receives Scott Mem0i'ial Grower of the Year Food City is well,~n for providing their customers with the freshest products avaihble at the lowest possible prices, due in 'phrt to their locally grown p~oduce initiative. What began ,with a small number of items !supplied by a handful of area ~farmers ten years ago has grown ifito a multi-million dollar oper- ation. i. , "We pride ourselves in se- lecting the best products possi- ble. for our customers," says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. "Our local farms are kiaown for producing some of ,the finest products in the cou- atry. Buying locally is the 'logical choice. It provides our customers with the freshest pro- duce possible, while lending !additional support to our local ~eonomies, In many instances, ~our locally grown produce arrives at the store the same day i~was picked. It simply doesn't g~t any fresher than that". | In 2009, Food City created tile Wayne Scott Memorial Gtrower of the Year Award. The a~ard was named in honor of Uinicoi County farmer Wayne S[:ott, one of the first to partner v~'ith the retail supermarket c~ain. The award recognizes one ohtstanding grower each year. "Scott Farms was among the first to partner with our company and-Scott's Strawberries are one of our most sought after pro- ducts," says Smith. "Wayne Scott was one of the finest, most honorable men I have ever had the privilege of doing business with. We thought it befitting to honor his memory and dedica- tion to the agricultural industry with this annual award". Alan Worrell of Worrell Family Farms in Carroll County was selected as this year's award recipient. Worrell was honored during the company's Local Grower's Appreciation Lunch- eon in Kingsport. Worrell grew up on the farm his family has owned since before the county was established and became an active participant before he cou- ld see over the steering wheel of their tractor. Throughout his school years, Worrell was active in his local FFA, serving as President at the Intermediate and High School levels and winning numerous awards. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from Virginia Tech and spent several years working in Agricultural Retail Management before mak- ing the move to full time farm- ing. Four years ago, Worrell con- verted his family's cattle-sheep- hay opera~to-commercial produce prqdaction, increasing his operati0~azl~y forging strong partnerships with Virginia Pro- duce and Food City. In 2010, he became GAP certified. Worrell enjoys sharing his love for farming with the community, often speaking at area schools. He and his wife Kellie reside on the family farm with their two children. Viminia and Michael. Wayne Award Food City purchases produce from a number of local farms, including those in Grainger, Blount, Hawkins, Unieoi, Jeffer- son and Sullivan counties in Tennessee; Scott and Carroll counties and through Appal- achian Harvest co-op for locally grown organics from the grow- ers in Scott County. "We enjoy a great partner- ship with a variety of local farms," comments Mike Tipton, director of produce operations for Food City, "And we are pro- ud to be the exclusive retail out- let for a number of them and of course our customers love the added convenience," says Tip- ton. Food City purchases a wide variety of items from local growers, including tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, cabbage, half runner beans, okra, peppers, squash, gourds, pumpkins, can- taloupes, water melons, black- berries, strawberries, pears, rasp- berries, select organic produce You spend your hfe working to take care of the peddle ,.v~o are ~rnDortant [o you You know chert neecs and capab;hoes. There are things you want them to remember about your values Your Wilt is your chance to prowde for them and be sure yo~r w~shes for tl~em are granted. Otherwise, the courts deed. Nearl) exeryolIe needs a ~Aill .... YOU need a ~rill. The Sahalion Ar,i~ can help )ou get started. . :,.~jId the help is FREE! Carl z-8oo-8~,~$0 or send this co~ pun *,eddy to ~eques: ,o~r free copy of ot]~hf'#rmative Orochvre "A Lecjacy of Love" and to lear# t~e date a~ld focabon of a free estate prar, n{ng sen-mar ,n your area. Find out what a Will can do for you! "% alll: I-.mail: Mail It+: I+la.-,',l I;i~ m,_. 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Buildup of fluid in the abdomen, also known as ascites, c{an result from damage tothe liver, and can lead to infection. ~Cefotaxime (C/aforan) is a cephalosporin antibiotic that may be p~escribed for peritonitis. Metronidazole (Flagyl) is an antibacterial t~at may be prescribed in addition to cefotaxime for secondary b~cterial peritonitis. Ofloxacin (Floxin) may be taken by mouth for tills condition. Peritonitis can be prevented with good hygiene ring peritoneal dialysis. If peritoneal dialysis is the cause of the ritonitis, a different form of dialysis may be used. t We Now Carry $1 !$t a Great Selection of $1.00 items! See us for all your health and beauty needs ~ $1 PUBLIC FAX # 276-762-0213 and more. Last year alone, Food City purchases $4,079,000 in lo- cally grown produce, in addition to their purchase of local floral and lamb. Headquartered in Abingdon, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. cur- rently operates 106 retail food outlets in the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Ten- nessee. For more information on Food City and their ongoing initiatives, visit their website at IPAWS meets every third ] Thursday of the month, 6 pm at the Oxbow Center. A VDOT Tip for Driving in Snowy Weather Practice common sense. .Remember, your car can- not start, stop, or turn as quickly and surely on snow, and ice as it does Rita McReynolds to serve as 201 1 Chamber President The membership of the Wise County Chamber of Commerce recently elected new officers and board members for 2011. The results of this election were an- nounced at the Chamber's An- nual Business Meeting held December 9 at Holiday Inn in Norton. Replacing outgoing president, Cory Dotson, the new president for 2011 is Rita McReynolds. McReynolds has served her community in various capacities; however, her most outstanding ! commitment has been to the Wise County/City of Norton Chamber of Commerce. She has served the Chamber in a number of positions including: president, vice president of organizational affairs, chairman for numerous committees and board member Rita McReynolds representing the Town of St. talking with her, she said "my Paul. Her leadership role in the time shared with my family and Chamber's fund-raising events friends are my joy! Anywhere has been instrumental to the near or on water and traveling to Chamber's continued financial play challenging golf course are success. She has joined the my fun times!" Chamber's Executive Vice Pres- The other newly-elected exe- ident, Joyce Payne, in repre- cutive officers are Reisa Sloce, senting the Chamber at a variety President Elect; Tim Blanken- of General Assembly sessions becler, Treasurer; Pare Collie, and other meetings held thro- Vice President of Economic ugh0ut the Commonwealth. Affairs; Dick Houchins, Vice McRe~nolds served as a St. Paul Town Council member for seven years. Her support of Dominion's Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center was instrumental in bringing the coal-fired power plant to St. Paul and Wise County. In 2008, on behalf of the Chamber and Wise County, the Chamber's Economic Develop- ment committee presented McReynolds with an honorary President of Public Affairs; Duane Akridge, Vice President of County & Community Af- fairs; and Rick Colley, Vice President of Organizational Affairs. Past President, Cory Dotson, will also continue to serve on the Executive Committee. The new members elected to the 2011 Board of Directors are Becky Murray reoresenting Ap- award recognizing her work on this project. McReynolds is a member of the Board of Directors of East- em Coal Council and serves as its membership chairman. Her advocacy of the coal industry has been well documented by her service as a passionate spokesperson for the industry at various meetings throughout the Commonwealth. She also serves as Vice-chairman of the Chain-. beT's Natural Resources Com- mittee, and that again provides her an opportunity to speak for and to the importance of the coal industry in Southwest Virginia. Hei" career with a local coal .company will be a further asset m our continued support of our coal industry, as well as other industries and businesses in the area. McReynolds has also served on numerous boards throughout the region including Wise Cou- nty Social Services =and the Family Crisis Support Services. As a six-year chairman of Fam- ily Crisis Support Services, she helped acquire funding to pur- chase and establish a facility that serves as the homeless shelter in Wise County and the City of Norton. She also served on former Governor Mark Warner's Futures Forum. Rita has served as Finance Chairman for Con- gressman Rick Boucher's High Knob Enhancement Corporation since 2007. The rebuilding of the historic landmark, the High Knob Observation Tower, is a priority for her. She has worked diligently to help acquire fund- ing to complete this major project. Rita is the recipient of the 2001 Wise County Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, For- ward Wise County Leadership Development Program Alumni Award, and she has also been honored by Harvest Child Care Ministries for her work with that palachia; Pam Homer represent- ing Big Stone Gap; Mike Wad- dell representing Coebum; Kim Clisso and Sherry Giles repre- senting Norton; Shelly Logan representing Pound; Sarah Lgve McReynolds representing St. Paul; and Shannon Scott & Reisa Sloce representing Wise. These newly-elected directors and officers will join those currently serving a term on the Chamber's board. In addition to the elected members, board members are appointed at-large to represent the various business sectors of the county: education, medical, coal industry, industry, and retail. Appointed to represent education are Dr. Jeff Comer, Superintendent of Norton City Schools; Dr. Scott Hamilton, President of Mountain Empire Community College; Dr. Jeff Perry, Superintendent of Wise County Public Schools; and Dr. pleased to announce the release of his second recording. The CD is entitled "When I Get Over There". It consists of ten Gospel songs that Randy has written himself. Bryant began singing Gospel music in the early 1980's. He was with The Traveling Lights, a group made up of his family members. He is known for sing- ing in churches and funerals throughout the Southwest Vir- ginia area. He and his wife are the founders of "True Worship Ministries". This ministry is a preaching and singing duo. His wife has been in the ministry for David J. Prior, Chancellor of The University of Virginia's College at Wise. David Brash, Wellmont Health System-Lone- some Pine Hospital, and Reisa Sloce, Wise County Health De- partment, will represent the medical sector. Industry will be represented by Chris Browning of Sykes Enterprises, Inc. Harry Childress, Cumberland Resour- ces Co., and John Schoolcraft of Paramont Coal Company Virgin- ia, LLC, will represent the coal industry. Herman Brinkley of Wal-Mart Supercenter and Hen- rietta Dotson of Impressions, Inc., will represent the retail sector. Local artist Randy W. Bryant releases his second recording Randy W. Bryant, Dante, is 24 years, teaching and preaching the .word of our Lord. Bryant is an avid song writer with over 2500 songs to his credit. Bryant is also a member of the Gospel group "Restoration" which travels and sings in Southwest Virginia. David Castle of Castle Recording, once again recorded this project. This CD is dedicated to the memory of Randy's father and mother. It contains two songs written especially for them, "When I Get Over There" and "My Mama". To obtain a copy of his CD contact Randy Bryant at 276- 495-7879. Gro dsman training course to be offered this spring irt Russell County The Southwest Virginia Technology Development Center in Lebanon will' host an indust- rial electric groundsman training course beginning April 4. The comprehensive training will give participants an opport- unity to train for entry into a career as an electrical linesman. The tuition for this program is $3,750. Interested participants who meet eligibility require- ments may receive tuition as- sistance through the Workforce Investment Act Programs, of- fered by the Southwest Virginia Workforce Investment Board, and programs offered by the Virginia Employment Commis- sion. "Having never been offered in the coalfield region before, the program is a unique opport- unity for those of us living in CPR/First Aid 10 hour OSHA Class Each class begins at 8 a.m~ and ends at 5 p.m. The progranl runs April 4 through April 28 at The Southwest Virginia Tech,X nology Development Center, 141 Highland Drive, Lebanon, Virginia. Seats in the class are limited and the deadline for enrollment is February 15. For more information, con- tact Shannon Blevins at 276- 889-8184 .... !oooooooooo.oo~ I letl ~ l~P-11 ~l --lit lg~'AI]i li I Stadium Tll atfes ot, ne 2T6-6T9"4252 " Located in Downtown Norton, VA on dry pavement, so organization, this area," said Shannon Blevins, think and drive accord- McReynolds lives in the director of the office of econo- ingly. Town of St. Paul with'her mic development for The Uni- beloved yorkie, Baxter. When versity of Virginia's College at .... , .... Wise. "Few programs pack as much into 16 days as this one does, and no other program pro- ~t~~ vides all the skills and certifica- tions an individual needs to step into a groundsman job. This pro- gram even offers" job placement for those students who success- fully complete it." a A groundsman performs Tune in to WLRV everyday for upcoming and exciting events happening in your area. 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