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/ / /" /I // Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY <IMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday Mar/eh 12 2009_ CLINCH RIVER CRUISERS...The Clinch River Cruisers will present their second annual Clinch River Days Car Show as part of the 2009 Festival on Saturday, May 30, in downtown St. Paul. Pictured during the 2008 Clinch River Days Car Show are Joyce Schiobohm, left, and Barb Hale, right, with David Browning, a.k.a. The Mayberry Deputy. The Cruisers will also resume their weekly Cruise-In on Tuesdays at Ma & Pa's in Castlewood beginning April 7. Russell County Unit's Extension news 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: www.ext.vt.edu/ Extension Calendar of Events: March 12-15: Artificial In- semination (AI) School, Midway Farms (Scott County) March 17: Chainsaw Safety for Loggers, Breaks Interstate Park, 9am to 4 pm; April 2: Lean Thinking Workshop for Managers and Entrepreneurs, Southwest High- er Ed Center, Abingdon; April 6: Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association's Spring Sale, Tri-State Market 7:30 p.m.; April 13: Virginia Retained Ownership Program (ROP) Take-Up, If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. Scott Jessee - Agriculture Virginia Quality Assured Feeder Calf Sale Several producers have expressed interest in marketing some VQA Feeder Cattle in March. There will be a Virginia Tel-O-Auction Sale on Monday, March 30 th. If you would like to participate in this sale, please contact the Extension Office-as soon as possible (889-805@ Listed below are the speci- fications for the sale. i Cattle will be sold as Load- Lots on the Virginia Tel-O- Auction. Animals will be graded on the farm bythe Virginia Department of Agriculture and grouped according to sex and size. Although the cattle will sell March 30, they will not be delivered to Tri-State Market until Wednesday or Thursday of the same week. Calves will receive an ap- proved health program. Calves will be vaccinated for 7-way Blackleg, Respiratory Viruses, and Pasturella. This program can be accomplished with 1 trip down the working chute. It is estimated that the vaccinations and ear tag will cost $5.30 per calf. (A 550# calf only has to bring +$0.96/Cwt. More to cover the cost of the vaccination program). All calves will be weaned at least 45 days. The 45 day weaning period has become an industry standard. If managed properly, the 45 day period allows producers to increase weight gains and to improve profitability. No Small Frame cattle will be accepted. Small frame cattle decrease the value of the entire load. To maximize the marketing potential of the "good cattle", small frame cattle will need to be sorted off. The VDACS Grader can advise producers as to which animal qualify for sale. If you would like to participate in the sale in March, please call the Extension office as soon as possible (889-8056). Donna Meade - Family and Consumer Science Getting Kids to Try New Foods March has been designated as National Nutrition Month by the American Dietetic Associa- tion. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. It comes at a great time, as many people who set New Year's goals of getting healthy are likely winding down on those resolutions. March is a great time to shift healthy lifestyle choices into high gear for your whole family. A good place to begin the focus of a healthier lifestyle for you and your family is to try some new foods and get your children to try new foods! Every parent knows that sometimes kids won't eat new foods, but that doesn't mean that they will never eat that food. Kids change their minds often so if you offer that same food again they may decide they like it gobble it up and ask for seconds. Here are some tips to get children to try new foods: Have a positive attitude. Serve new foods to your child and expect that they will eventually learn to like them. Don't force your child to eat. Children sometimes do not like to eat food they have never seen before. Keep serving the food to your child. As they become more familiar with it, they may decide to taste it. Let your child help prepare the food. This can be something simple like tearing lettuce for a salad or stirring pancake batter. This will help your child become familiar with the new food. As you prepare it together, you and they can talk about the color, shape and texture of the food. Serve new foods when your child is hungry. Let the new food be the first thing your child eats. He might not want to try something new if he has already filled up on his favorites. Serve one new food at a time. Don't overwhelm your child by serving a plate full of new foods. Instead, try offering one new food on the plate with familiar foods. Respect your child's food preferences. There may be some foods that your child doesn't' like no matter what you try. That's okay. Just be sure to offer your child other foods from the same food group at other meals and snacks. Be a good role model. Eat a new food in front of your child and let them see how much you are enjoying it. March GED test dates in Wise Co. The Regional Adult Edu- cation Program will offer the Official Practice GED Test on Friday, March 27 at 9 a.m. at the Wise Adult Learning Center. This is a free test. Call 1-800-422- 3433 to sign up for the practice test. The GED Exam will be given on Saturday, March 21 at the Education Center, Building C. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. Registration must be done no later than two days prior to the exam. Call Karen Whitt at Fry Hall at 328-8612 for more information or to register. Ad Network AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assist-, ance. Housing available. SCHEV certified. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 349-5387. HOMEOWNERS WANTED! Kay- ak Pools looking for Demo home- sites to display new maintenance free Kayak pools. Save thousands of $$. Unique opportunity! 100% fin- ancing available. 1-877-377-7665. SWIMMING POOLS - In- ground/Aboveground/Repair/Rehab/ Decks/Patios. Spring Special - Save Now. Buy Direct. 100% Financing Available. Licensed & Insured. Allied Builders, Inc. 1-888-448- 1239. 24 hours. Steel Buildings. Save thousands on 4 canceled orders. Must go! Easy paymentsI 20X24, 25X32, 35X40. Call today! (800) 99i-9251. "BUILDING SALE!"... "UNPRE- CEDENTED Low Prices." Reduced Deposits. Limited Inventory. 25x40 $6,844. 30x50 $7,844. 35x60 $12,995. 40x60 $15,995. 60x100 $37,400. OTHERS! 1-800-668- 5422. www.pioneersteel.com Since 1980. SOUTH CAROLINA BEACHES - sunny, warm Pawley's Island Area between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Golf, fishing, seafood. Homes/condos. Check availability & book online: www.lachicotte.com 1-800-422-4777 h Only $275 buys a 25-word classified ad in 80 newspapers across Virginia. Call this newspaper or Virginia Press Services at 804- 521-7571 to place your ad in the STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED AD NETWORK FREE Digital TV transition help session at the Lebanon library Do you want to know more about the DTV transition? Are you a bit unsure of how to plug in a digital converter box? Re- presentatives from the Outreach DTV Training Help Center of the Pintech Corporation, in assoc- iation with the FCC, will visit the Lebanon Library on Thursday, March 12, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. These representatives will pass along important information and answer any questions regarding the transition from analog to digital cable television slated to take place between April and June of 2009. In addition, a digital converter box will be available for demon- stration. This informational help session is free to the public, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Katie Britt, at (276) 889-8044. UVa-Wise to celebrate Women's History Month The University of Virginia's College at Wise is celebrating Women's History Month with a film and a lecture discussing women's roles in history. The celebration begins on March 18 with the film "Women and the Spirit of '76" at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths. The film was produced in 1976 and portrays women's roles during the American Revolution. On March 25, Diane Silver, academic counselor in advising, retention and assessment at UVa- Wise, will present a lecture and discussion on "Feminism: The New 'F' Word" in the Chapel of All Faiths at 1 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. UVa-Wise students attending the events will receive cultural activities credit. For more information, contact the Office of College Relations at 276-328-0130. MOTORISTS: Stop for Pedestrians in the Library Crosswalk-- It's the law! Adult Education Connection by Karen Gent The Virginia Adult GED Content Standards have been written and disseminated to pro- vide a framework for instruct- tion and program design in adult GED programs in Virgin- ia. They comprise a guide for what is expected of each adult learner to know and be able to do in order to pass the GED tests. Many adult education prac- titioners across the state played active roles in developing the content standards , which in- cluded researching,., writing, piloting, and revising the standards. The Virginia GED Content Standards are a product of many experienced and informed minds. The GED Writing Standards The GED writing test is a two-part examination requiring test takers to use the standards of Edited American English (EAE) to recognize and Correct errors in usage, mechanics, sen- tence structure, and paragraph organization, as well as to write a unified and coherent essay. Part 1 of the writing test is a multiple-choice assessment that presents learners with excerpts of authentic documents from the home, workplace and com- munity. The questions in Part 1 require the learner to under- stand the meanings and rela- tionships of words and ideas. Additionally, the test requires learners to rearrange sentences and paragraphs in the most effective order. These skills reflect everyday writing, proof- March 15, 2009 Rings Chapel Baptist Church of 100 Memorial Drive, Castle- wood, Virginia is on the move! However they are not moving from their present location. They are moving out into the com- munity, knocking on their friends and neighbors doors and ,inviting those that will come to this event! They are also extending this invitation to the rest of the community! This service will start at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 15. The Pastor, Tom Anderson, plans to share what it means to have Jesus as a friend. According to their Pastor, this is an exciting time for the members and those attending the reading, and editing tasks. Part 2 of the writing test measures technical mastery of skills and requires the writer to create an essay that demon- strates mental processes such as imagination, recollection, plan- ning, logical organization, and elaboration of ideas by using clear connections and precise word choices. The GED Writing Standards are organized as building blocks for developing a mastery of the essential components of coher- ent writing. The order of pro- gression of the writing stand- ards begins with word usage and punctuation, proceeds to sentence construction and para- graph organization, and culmin- ates with essay development. These standards are a guide to instructors to assist their learners in attaining necessary writing skills. Effective .riting reflects the use of these dis to express learners' p,rsonal experiences and opinions and empowers learners to com- municate more confidently. Mastery of the content standards will help adult learners reach their full potential as parents, workers, and citizens. For GED test preparation, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 889-5424, or call toll free at 1-866-581- 9935. (This information comes from the Nrginia Department of Education Office of Adult Education and Literacy.) is Friend Day! Church. He stated that they are also in the middle of plans to have a Spring Revival, which will take place the week of March 22nd through the 28 th. Rev. Sherrel Dunn will be the evangelist and there will be special singing each night; Services for the revival will start at 7:00 p.m. They have also started a youth group and have had several special events and would like to invite the youth of the community to Wednesday night youth meetings at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. If anyone would like more information they may contact Pastor Tom Anderson at 276- 762-0396. 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