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Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 29, 2009 Morgan Trent and Casey Phillips Trent & Phillips place first in Virtual Business Challenge Castlewood seniors Morgan Trent and Casey Phillips recent- ly placed first in the FBLA Virtual Business Challenge Per- sonal Finance Track in the state. Trent and Phillips received a congratulatory letter from Knowledge Matters to com- mend team "MAT-CAP" on their outstanding performance and excellent business skills. In addition, they received indi- vidualized award certificates. The Personal Finance track of the FBLA Virtual Business Challenge is an event sponsored by Knowledge Matters and FBLA. FBLA members use highly visual simulation soft- ware to manage their own lives. Participants utilize a competi- tion version of the Virtual Business-Personal Finance soft- ware simulation to participate in this competition. All of the qualifying rou_nds for this event take place via the Intemet on the Knowledge Matters, Inc., web- site. A total of 92 teams competed across the nation. The following Castlewood teams placed: MAT-CAP (Morgan Trent and Casey Phillips--first in state; Ugar Boogar (Ryan Phillips and Shaina Hall)-I 8th in the nation; Final Boss (David Owens and Josh Jessee)--31st in the nation; Juicy (Caleb Gibson and Lorren Evans)--41st in the nation; Le- gendary Soaks (Derek Phillips and Matthew Salyer)--43rd in the nation; Flaming Penguins (Ethan Ball, Brigham Jessee and Olivia Amburgey)--62nd in the nation; Jordan & Eric (Jordan Banner and Eric Summers--66th in the nation; Devils Own (De- van Crabtree and Ethan Mul- lins--80th in the nation; and d- Train (Dalton Salyer)--89th in the nation. SheriWs Department appeals to public to contact legislators All Sheriffs' Departments in the Commonwealth of Virginia are targeted for a seven percent reduction in funds in Governor Kaine's proposed budget. Ac- cording to a survey conducted by the Virginia Sheriff's Asso- ciation, this will mean a person- nel reduction of at least 310 deputy sheriff positions state- wide, resulting in the reduction of public safety services across the state. "In Wise County, this will mean the loss of four deputy sheriff positions. The loss of these deputies will affect ser- vices for law enforcement and court services," according to Wise County Sheriff Ronnie Oakes. He continued, "At a time when most Virginians are anxious and concerned about the condition of the economy and the financial woes affecting Wall Street and ultimately their own employers, Virginia cannot afford to add to their burden by making them less safe. "We must continue to pro- vide the level of public safety our citizens deserve and ex- pect," Sheriff Oakes said. "I am asking all citizens of• Wise County and the City of Norton to contact their local legislators and ask that the seven percent reduction proposed by Governor Kaine be restored so that we can continue to function effective- ly.,9 Highway 11 at Country Cabin The Country Cabin, located in Norton on The Crooked Road . Musie Trail will feature Highway t !' 0n:: Saturday, J~ua~ .31. Admission for the night is $5for adults (12 and older) and $1 for children 2-11. Each Saturday night, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, live bluegrass music from the best in local bands is featured. Dancing includes clogging, two-step, free- style, broom dances and cake walks. Local musicians are welcome to play halt'time 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. THE POINTE u MARINERS LANDING 1217 GRAVES HARBOR TilL • HUDDLESTON (8) lake from condos & (3) studios at The Pointe • (4) lake front lots • (2) lake view lots • Financing Available Ernie's Drug and Gifts Phone 762-5800 ErnieKeilh, i)harmaeist You r hounelo~vn pha rmaey LOCATED BESII)E FOOl) CITY Pharmacy & Your Health Treatment for Low Thyroid Activity Hypothyroidism is a condition in which there is an underproduction of certain hormones by the thyroid gland• This leads to+a slowing of the body's metabolism. The thyroid gland normally produces two hormones, thyroxine (-1"4) and tfiiodob'Tyronine (T3). Both work to regulate metabolism. The hypothalamus gland sends a signal to the pituitary gland, which then releases thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The production of T3 and T4 by the thyroid gland depends on the amount of TSH present. Women, especially those over 50 years of age, are more likely to be affected by low thyroid (hypothyroidism), although anyone can develop the condition. Hypothyroidism may occur in response to a variety of causes, including an autoimmune condition, radioiodine therapy, and removal of the thyroid gland. Certain drugs may also cause hypothyroidism, including lithium and amioderone. Levcthyroxine (Levoxyl, Synthroid) is the currently recommended treatment for hypothyroidism. This medication works to maintain sufficient level of thyroid hormone in the body on a daily basis, resulting in improvements in signs and symptoms of the condition, such as fatigue and weight gain. $'1 We Now Carry $1 a Great Selection of $1.00 items! $'1 $1 See us for all your health and beauty needs PUBLIC FAX # 276-762-0213 New arrival Chris and Carol Maples, Castlewood, are, proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Hailey Faith, on September 10 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. The baby weighed 6 pounds 11 ½ ounces• Maternal grandparents are Garnett and Anita Taylor, Castlewood. Paternal grand- parents are Wayne and Pat Maples, Norton. Maternal great-grandparents are Gracie HelL•n, St. Paul and the late Clyde Helton. Babies at JMHospital Recent births at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon to area parents include: a daughter, Matti Kimberlynn Bailey, on October 1, to Donald and Tracy Bailey, Cleveland; a son, Canaan Andrew Morgan Phillips, on November 25, to Luther and Shana Phillips, Lebanon; a son, Caleb Blake Kendrick, on December 6, to Adam and Amy Kendrick, Clintwood; a daughter, Sadie Isabelle Asbury, on December 9, to Todd and Melissa Asbury, Abingdon; a son, Eljay Frederick Hall, on December 10, to Jason and Leann Hall, Abingdon; a son, Lucas Jeremiah Mora Rivera, on December 10, to Jose and Amber Mora Rivera, Glade Spring; a son, Hunter Colten Gauldin, on December 11, to Stephen and Jennifer Gauldin, Lebanon; a son, Colten Bryan Johnson, on December 12, to Jeremiah and Sarah Johnson, Nickelsville; a son, Jacob Hunter Phillips, on December 12, to Jason and Faith Phillips, Bristol; a son, Isaiah Benjamin Johnson, on December 12, to Isaac and Suzanne Johnson, Saltville; a daughter, Gracynn Olivia Wyatt, on December 12, to Chad and Sabrina Wyatt, Saltville; a son, Adam Nichlos McVey, on December 15, to Steven and Leslie McVey, Glade Spring; a son, Landon Heath Wilson, on December 23, to Zachary and Siobban Wilson, Council; a son, Walker Maddox Justus, on December 27, to Christ•per and Kayla Justus, Honaker; a daughter, Nevaeh Dale Jones, on December 29, to Dale and Chantell Jones, Bristol; a daughter, Abigail Nicole Simons, on December 29, to Paul and Maggie Simons, Chilhowie; a daughter, Ava Jayne Owens, on December 31, to Stephen and Chastity Owens, Bristol; a son, Zachary Tyler Elkins, on January 2, to Travis and Chandra Elkins, Pounding Mill; a son, Joshua Caleb Fullen, on January 10, to Josh and Miranda Fullen, Chilhowie; a daughter, Allison Nicole Deel, on January 15, to Keith and Heather Deel, Haysi. CHS Class of 1979 to plan 30 year reunion The Castlewood High School Class of 1979 will plan for its 30 year reunion, to be held sometime this year. All interested members of the class are invited to call Sheila Gibson (Breeding) at 276-467- 2346. For Babies, Boomers, & Everyone Else, There's something for everyone in. Pueblo• Hundreds of free and low- cost federal pu, blicatic~ns tell you about getting federal benefits,. starting a business, educating your children, even buying surplus federal' property. They fill you in on jobs, good health, cars, travel, and much more. And when you visit our ~eb site, you can read all the publications and even order your own copy. Don!t delay? Act today? Check out www.pueblo.gsa.gdv. Call 1 (888) 8 PUEBLO for our free Catalog.: That's 1 (888) 878-3256. U.S. General Services Administration Nearly 3 in 4 people killed in home heating! fires used space heaters Nearly three in four people killed in home heating fires in 2006 died in fires that involved (stationary or portable) space heaters, according to a new report released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In 2006, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 64,100 U.S. home structure fires, 540 civilian deaths, 1,400 civilian injuries, and $943 mil- lion in direct property damage. The peak months for home heating fires are December, January, and February. NFPA urges the public to be cautious • Home heating fires are most likely to occur in the evening and peak between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. • Fatal home heating fires are more likely to occur between midnight and 10:00 a.m. • The leading factor contri- buting to home heatin~ fires was when heating equipment was left too close to things that can burn. • Sixty percent of the confined chimney and flue fires (2003- 2006) occurred because the chimney was not cleaned. NFPA offers the following heating safety tips. • Keen anvthin~ that can burn when using heating equipment, at least~ three feet away from Qtbe_r kev findin~ from heating equipment, such as the Home Fires Involving Heating furnace, fireplace, wood stove, Equipment report: .... DOMINION, gP...(continuedpompagel_ Americans. If wind power is developed in the right way, in the right places, it offers a very attractive option as part of the energy mix." These potential wind farms in Tazewell and Wise counties would be developed by Domi- nion's Virginia electric utility subsidiary and BP Wind Energy North America Inc. Earlier this month, Domi- nion's Virginia electric utility subsidiary and BP Wind Energy purchased about 2,560 acres of land in Tazewell County. In addition to the joint ven- ture in Virginia, Dominion and BP are partners in 650 mega- watts of the 750-megawatt Fowler Ridge Wind Farm in Benton County, Indiana. (About Dominion: Dominion is one of the na- tion's largest purchasers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation, 1.1 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas and oil reserves, 14,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles largest natu~l gas storage faci- lity with 975 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 12 states. Its renewable portfolio includes nearly 1,300 megawatts in various stages of develop- ment or in operation. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website, http://www.dom.com. About BP: BP Wind Ener~,, is a wholly owned subsidiary of BP, one of the world's leading energy com- panies. BP Wind Energy is one of the leading wind developers in the U.S.,, with a wind port- folio that includes the opportu- nity to develop almost 100 projects and a potential total generating capacity of 20,000 megawatts. BP Wind Energy has over 1,000 megawatts in or nearing commercial operation and more than 1,000 megawatts in an advanced stage of deve- lopment. BP America is the lar- gest producer of oil and gas in the United States and one of the nation's largest energy inves- tors. For more information, visit the company's websites at http://www.bpalternativeenergy. ’ t or portable heater. ~, • Only use heating equipment; that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory. • Never use your oven for heating. • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment ac- cording to the local codes and manufacturer's instructions. • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified professional. • Turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. • ]5-or fuel burning spa~e heaters, always use the proper fuel as specified by the manufacturer. • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to prevent sparks from flying into the room a~d bum only dry, seasoned wood. Allow ashes to cool before disposing in a metal container, which is kept a safe distance from the home. • For wood burning stoves, install chimney connectors and chimneys following manufa&- urer's instructions or have 'a professional do the installation.' • Make sure all fuel-burniqg equipment is vented to the out~- ide to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. *, • Install and maintain carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to avo|d the risk of CO poisoning. • If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not attempt to light the appliance. Turn off all the con- trois and open doors and win- dows. Call a gas service person'. • Test smoke alarms at least monthly. 0000000000000~ : | ~-1 ~ mI,1 = = :nl.lll,j,Io~m: ’inem City" • ovie ne 276"679"4252 : of electric transmission lines, com and http://www.bp.com/ • Located in Downtown Dominion operates the nation's us.) .• nortoncinema.comN°rt°n' VA .~: Dy ofea les Clarinet a t ture sons, . concert at UVa-Wise Jan. 31 _, F,, • ] 7:00 - g:00 PM • • MON-THU: 5.'00 o 7:00 " g:o0 PM Clarinetists of all ages and condition. Reeds, clarinet sup- ~ ~ • playing abilities are invited to plies and clarinet novelties will _ I FR1~4~'25-11:15 ~ • participate in Clarinet Day on be available for purchase. - ISA't-S0~.2'~l • 4:25- 7.'25 ° g:25 Ol~ • Saturday, January 31 at The Jones, a founding member of • MON-THU~I.'25*7:25 o g:25 PM University of Virginia,s College the Paramount Player~ cham~r • • [ UNDERWORLD: RISE • • at Wise. music ensemble in Bristol, will • ] OF THE LY~ANS n In addition to good music, join Masters to conduct amaster • / Ft~I:5:3O-'~30°O:30-11:20PM _ ' • / 7:30 - 9:30 PM ' • Clarinet Day will introduce class in clarinet furidamentalsl i s^~-su.: ~:a0- a:5o- s.~0 " • L MON-THU: 5:30 " 7:30 - 9:30 PM • i students and others to UVa-Wise playing, demonstration and a • ~ • and its growing program for question-and-answer session at • MALL COP PS • music students. In only its ll p.m. _ FRI: 5:15 - 7:15 o 9:15 - 11:10 PM _ W SAT-SUN: 1:15 " 3:15 ° 5:15 second year of offering a music The Festival Faculty Recital, • 7:15- g:15 PM • • MON-THU: 5:15 ° 7:15 " 9:15 PM • degree, the College now boasts featuring Masters, Jones and 28 students majoring in music. David Volk, coordinator of the : ~ _~ • Those attending will receive College's Division of Music, - ~R,: 4:45" 7:10 PM " W SAT-SUN: 1:45 " 4:45 ° 7:10 PM • instruction from Eugene Jones, a begins at 1 p.m. • MON-THU: 4:45 ° 7:10 PM • renowned clarinetist who has Clarinetists will rehearse for • • MY BLOODY VALENTINE n • NIGHTLY: 9:20 11:25 PM • FRI: 4:35 ° 7:05 " 9:35 • 11:55 PM • SAT-SUN: 2:05 * 4:35 ° 7:05 o 9:35 PM • • MON-THU: 4:35 ° 7:05 ° 9:35 PM performed in many symphony the concert from 2 p.m. until orchestras across the nation. 3:15 p.m. UVa-Wise adjunct music pro- Participants must pay a $I0 fessor Suzanna Masters will also registration fee prior to January offer instruction. 2 I. Those registering on the day Participants will perform in of the event must pay $15. the Festival Clarinet Choir To register or for more Concert in the Chapel of All information, contact Suzanna Faiths at 3:30 p.m. The concert Masters at 276-328-8819 or is free and open to the public, sem7m@uvawise.edu or David Each player is asked to bring an Volk at 276-328-0271 or instrument in good working dpv4a@uvawise.edu. • ( aeaso "romo. I" • i FRI: 4:55 ° 7:20 " 9:45 " 12:00 MID i i~ • ISAT-SUN: 2:30 ° 4:55 " 7:20 ° 9:45 PMI • • / MON-THU: 4:55 " 7:20 " 9:405 PM [ • • ~'~'4~r~ 4~ #,~ ~,~, ~r • ALL STADIUM SEATING AUDITORIUMS • • ALL DIGITAL SURROUND SOUND • 00•00•0•0•00•• SUPERBOWT, SPECIALS I i Special Financing i Available i I i 1 ........................... ;. _.] Up To 12 Months , Same As Cash i . I ...... ||Lane ............................. - Colony House Fumi,t-ur & Appliance Telephone: 276-762-5581 Hwy 58 Milton Shopping Center, Castlewood