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THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER  Ten short years ago I wrote :,+ this column about the Barber _+; quarter.j Now we can take a look "" at ho w much the quarter has :::+ changed in value in just ten -' short €ars. : It seems that some of us have + .... to Io0k back in time to see :+- where/we are today in the world • of cgllecting , whether we're , ; collectors of old coins, antiques, advertising, Americana, or just ' J plainJ old fruit jars. Whatever it ".; migNt be we get a lesson in ;, history. These collections that -.., we ejoy today tell us quite a bit " how!our ancestors lived in their day.l Ihe Barber 25 cent piece (1892-1916)-if only they could talk, these coins could tell us a - lot about what went on 'way back .then. The Barber quarter was designed by Charles E. ,., Barber, for whom the quarter was named. The quarter was struck at four different mints-- Russell County •  : Provided by the Russell -, County Extension Office Your Russell County Unit of ,; the Virginia Tech and Virginia , " State Extension Division- , : Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, • Donna Meade and Bill Worrell .... presents this week's Extension ,: . News. Our office is located on • '  131 East Main Street, Lebanon, '. ,, VA. Check out our Virginia Tech ,' Public Website Address: ,: Extension Calendar of Events: March 2: Abingdon Feeder I, Cattle Association, Annual Me- : eting, Washington County Fair- :. grounds; March 4: Virginia Forage and Grasslands Council, Horse L Pasture Meeting, Southwest Virginia 4-H Center; ': March 5: Russell County " Cattlemen - Vocational School  Dr. Dee Whittier, Assisting ', " during Calving; '' March 12-15: Artificial .In- - : semination (AI) School, Midway ' Farms (Scott County) ' March 19: Chainsaw Safety for Loggers, Breaks Interstate ' ' Park, 9 am to 4 pm; " April 2: Lean Thinking .•' Workshop for Managers and :' Entrepreneurs, Southvest High- ', ' er Ed Center, Abingdon. • " - Jf you need information ,Out any of the listed events, ', I ease call the Extension Office '  (276) 889-8056. • " Scott Jessee - Agriculture , Russell County Cattlemen's Association - March Meeting The Russell County Cattle- men's Association is going to meet on Thursday, March 5 "l at 6:30 p.m. at the Russell County Vocational School (Building #2 ;,-Auditorium). Our featured "'speaker for this session will be Dr. Dee Whittier - Extension Veterinarian from Virginia Tech. Dr. Whittier is well known throughout the state, and at the : meting he is going to demon- .strate ways to a cow during calving. If you have other .general animal health questions, ,be sure to ask Dr. Whittier. BBQ and drinks will be served ($2.00 ,per, person) If you plan on I . ,attending, please contact the Extension Office at 276-889- • 8056. Abingdon Feeder Cattle / Association's Annual i Membership Meeting i The annual membership mdeting of the Abingdon Feeder cattle Association will be held orl Monday, March 2 nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds. At the meeting, we will discuss the requirements for Philadelphia, Denver, San Fran- cisco and New Orleans• The 'Barber quarter was made of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. The mint mark is lo- cated just below the tail feathers on the reverse side, except for the Philadelphia coin, which has no mint mark. Barber quarters in grade good have not increased much in value in the last ten years. Common dates are $4-$6; scarce dates, grade good, are very expensive--common dates uncirculated are not cheap any more. For instance, 1898, grade MS-60, $200-$225; MS-65, $1,200-$1,400. Most Barber quarters are common, 1896-S, grade good, $600-$700. The 1901-S, very rare, grade good, is about $5,000; grade very fine, price $14,000-$15,000. A 1901- S Barber quarter, uncirculated, carries a price that's in another world! CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, February 26, 2009 Page 5 Cooking with Mildred... by Hdb00 YUMMY HERSHEY PIE 7 Hershey bars 20 large marshmallows ˝ cup milk Melt together. Let cool. Add 1 cup Cool Whip. Pour into baked pie shell. Top with Cool Whip and garnish with shaved Hershey bar. SWEET POTATO PATTIES 2 qts. cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 2 tbsp. flour 2 eggs 1 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. sugar ˝ teas. cinnamon Mix all together. Shape into patties and roll in cracker crum- bs. Try in butter until golden brown. SOFT GINGERBREAD • ˝ cup sugar 1 cup molasses ˝ cup butter 1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. cloves Unit's Extension news Age and Source Identifying Feeder Cattle, summarize the VQA Sales over the past year and conduct some general association business. Steak will be served for dinner. If you plan on attending, please contact the Extension Office at 889-8056 (to reserve your steak! !) ** Anyone who has sold cattle in the last year (at the graded in-barn sales, VQA Sales, or the Tel-O-Auction) is a member of the associationY'* 2009 Winter Equine Forage Conference The Virginia Forage and Grasslands Council is sponsor- ing a winter conference for horse owners - Horse Pastures: From the Ground Up! This session will be held at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center on Wednes- day, March 4 th. Registration begins at 8:00 am ($35 per person at the door - includes lunch and materials)• Discussion topics include: Hay as a part of your grazing system, forage species and fertilization, and fencing and watering systems for horses• For a conference brochure, please contact the Extension Office. Bill Worrell - Forestry Woodland Options for Landowners Short Course Take this course on-line, in the comfort of your own home. This twelve-week self-paced course begins Monday, June 1, 2009, ends August 14, 2009. Registration begins on-line March 1 t, 2009 at: and cost: $25 Who Should Take this Course: Private forest landowners of any acreage; this course is not intended for forest landowners who have substantial experience working alone or with natural resource professionals in the management of their forests. Teachers, local leaders, and in- terested citizens are also wel- come to join. Why: To gain an introductory level understanding of basic forest management principles and tech- niques and to use this under- standing to become better land stewards. Topics Covered Include: Setting management goals and objectives; Writing a mana- gement plan; Using aerial photos, topographic maps and soil surveys; Determining bou- ndary lines; Forest ecology and management; Working with nat- ural resource professionals; Ad- ditionally, a group of mentors, consisting of natural resource 1 (800)FED-INFO tchw nu Po,00 a,, 1] Barns i L ,+.,,,.,..+ ECONOMICAL 124x32x 10159.200 I L 124x40x10 $9.900 pox40x 0 $L3001 140xsox |41529,2oo I - 20 Years of Quality Pole Building Construction-, professionals and experienced landowners, will interact with students weekly via discussion boards• An optional end of semester field trip will allow students to hone their new skills and interact with one another and natural resource profess- ionals. Materials: All students will receive 3 books, Common Forest Trees of Virginia: How to Know Them, Stewardship and Landscape Co- ordination for Sustainable Forest, and Forest Sustainability: The History, the Challenge, the Promise, and A Virtual Tour of the Forest DVD, as well as all the on-line reading materials and assignments. No additional text, materials or costs are required to complete the basic requirements; optional advanced assignments, which you are strongly en- couraged to complete, require a dendrology field guide, digital camera, compass with adjustable declination setting, topographic quadrangle map , aerial photo- graph and soil survey (ordering information for all these supplies will be available in the Announcements section of the course). Computer Requirements: Participants will need a computer, web browser (e.g., Netscape or Explorer), internet service provider (ISP) and e- mail account. Access to a printer is desirable• In addition, parti- cipants should download the most current versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 8.0 or newer) and RealOne TM (look for the free version link), both available free over the internet. Topics Covered Include: Setting management goals and objectives; Writing a management plan; Using aerial photos, topographic maps and soil surveys; Determining boundary lines; Forest ecology and management; Working with natural resource professionals Additionally a group of mentors, consisting of natural resource professionals and experienced landowners, will interact with students weekly via discussion boards• An optional end of semester field trip will allQw students to hone their new skills and interact with one another and natural resource pro- fessionals. For more information, or if you've already taken this class and would like to be a mentor this year, please contact Bill Worrell at the Extension Office (889-8056). IITTACK ASTHMA• ACT NOW. 1-866-NO-ATTACKS WWW.NoATTACKS.ORG DON'T LET YOUR CHILD FEEL LIKE FISH.WITHOUT WATER. ,00CONErrOGA Buildings i | AFFORDABLE O.UALITY 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. soda 1 cup boiling water 2 1/2 cups flour 2 eggs, well beaten Mix all together, pour into a loaf pan. Bake 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. EASY BLUEBERRY CRUNCH 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained 2 to 3 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup sugar, divided 1 box yellow cake mix 1 cup butter, melted 1 cup chopped pecans Grease a 13x9 inch baking dish and layer as follows: pineapples, blueberries, sA cup sugar, dry cake mix, melted butter, pecans and A cup sugar. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until brown on top. Serve warm or cold. Good with whipped cream or ice cream. Second Annual Essay Contest Honoring women of Russell County Writers are invited to submit an essay on a Russell County woman she or he believes should be honored by inclusion in the Russell County Women's Hall of Fame. Deadline for submitting essays is noon; March 16, 2009. A reception to recognize all honorees and writers will be held Thursday, March 26, 2009, 6:30 p.m., at the Lebanon Library. Essay rules and guidelines are as follows: 1. Essays shall be 500 words or less 2. Essays will be evaluated on the quality of the writing as well as the uniqueness or significance of the woman's accomplishment 3. Writers need not live or work in Russell County 4. Honorees may be Russell County natives or residents, living or dead 5. All essays submitted may be included in the RCPL Local History Information Files 6. Each essay shall have a cover sheet with: Writer's Name, Division, Title/Name of Wo- man honored, and Contact Information of Writer (ad- dress/phone/email) Certificates will be .given to the top two essays m each division. The divisions are: Grades 1-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, and Adult. Submit essays to Women's History Essay c/o RCPL, POB 247, Lebanon, VA 24266. Or email to Subject: Women's History Essay. The Russell County Wo- men's Hall of Fame is main- tained by the Russell County Public Library. It is comprised of Russell County women that have distinguished themselves thro- ugh their life and work. The names of the women are inscribed in a handmade book that may be viewed at the Russell County Public Library in Lebanon. Each year during March, Women's History Month, writers submit essays on women they believe should be honored. Judges award certificates to writers of essays for first place and honorable mention in several age divisions; judges also recommend women for inclusion in the Hall of Fame. Essays submitted may be included in the Local History files of the Russell County Public Library. Call Kelly R. McBride, 889- 8044, for additional information. Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund now accepting applications -College Tuition Assistance Available for Children of American Heroes Killed or Permanently Disabled While Defending our Nation- The Freedom Alliance Scho- be able to show these brave classified as a Prisoner of War larship Fund announced the application period for the 2009- 2010 academic year has opened. The Fund has now awarded $2.5 million to the children of U.S. service members who have been killed or permanently disabled in an operational mission or train- ing accident• Students who may qualify are encouraged to apply early. "The Freedom Alliance scho- larship provides college tuition to the sons and daughters of American military heroes who have been killed or permanently disabled defending our country," stated Freedom Alliance Pres- ident Tom Kilgannon. "We are committed to reaching out to as many qualified applicants as possible in order to honor those families who have made great sacrifices for our nation. It is our hope that Freedom Alliance will individuals, whose parents have sacrificed so much, that a grate- ful nation is committed to ad- vancing their educational goals." To be eligible, an applicant must be the dependent son or daughter of a U.S. soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Guardsman who has been killed or per- manently disabled (100% VA disability rating) as a result of an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently (POW), or Missing in Action (MIA). They must also be a high school senior, high school graduate, or registered as a full time undergraduate student and under the age of 26. To learn more about the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund and/or to apply please visit or call 800-475-6620. The application deadline is July 31, 2009. MOTORISTS: Stop for Pedestrians in the Library Crosswalk-- It's the law! Tri-County Tire Service Empire PACE The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly enables people in fragile health to live safely in their own homes and communities. An interdisciplinary team helps them manage all aspects of health care, including: • Primary medical care and specialty services • Pharmaceuticals and medication assistance * Home health and restorative therapies • Hospitalization, labs, x-rays, and surgery • Personal care, homemaker and respite services • Dental care, vision and hearing services, • Recreation and day-time activities program • Nutrition, home delivered meals and supplements • Transportation for appointments and Center visits, Left: Nanna Swecker and Miranda Caldwell Right: Ruth Payne and Zen Pennington Services are based at our fully-accessible PACE Center. The PACE Center is a combination medical clinic and senior activity center staffed with experts in medicine, pharmacy, restorative therapy, nursing, recreation, care management, home care, personal care and transportation. The PACE plan offers every service covered by Medicare and Medicaid plus other services approved in the planning process." PACE is a program of Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. Mountain Empire PACE Serving Lee, Scott, & Wise Counties and the City of Norton Phone: 866-793-7223 Emaih i 1-877-434-3 1 3