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Q. .r A" Adventures in Forestry Camp [ Hiking in the woods or canoeing on the lake can be just some of the memories teens take with them from Forestry Camp. More than just a walk in the woods, campers experience hands-on learning about wildlife habitat, tree identification, timber harvesting, reforestation, en- vironmental protection and more. They also take part in exciting field trips, exploratory classes, outdoor recreation and a Lum- berjack Field Day. CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, March 21, 2013 Page 5 Recip. by He , t FLUFFY FRUIT SALAD 2 cans (20 oz. each) crushed pineapple 2/3 cup sugar 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten % cup orange juice 3 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. oil Forestry Camp is open to 2 cans (15 oz. oach) fruit 6tbsp. butter Virginia residents 13-16 years cocktail, drained 1 cups sugar A SURE SIGN OF SPRING...These jonquils, are blooming and ready to 01d who have good academic 2 cans (11 oz. each) man- 1/3 cup milk standing, an interest in natural darin oranges, drained cup semi-sweet chocolate ,. celebrate the arrival of spring Wednesday, March 20. resources, and have not attended 2 bananas, sliced ' chips Forestry Camp before. Teachers, Governor McDonnell announces Virginia natural resource professionals l cup heavy whipping cream, In asaucepan, melt bulter. and others working with youth whipped Add sugar and milk. Bring to a may make nominations for this Drain pineapple, reserving 1 popular camp. cup juice in a small saucepan. Financial sponsorship is Set pineapple aside. To saucepan generously provided by forest add sugar, flour, eggs, orange industries, conservation agencies, juice, lemon juice and oil. Bring associations and individuals. As a to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil I cup all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped nuts 1 teas. salt Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one .at a time, beating well. Add chocolate syrup. Beat in flour, nuts and salt until blended. Bake 350 for 25-30 minutes" Icing: ' national offshore wind resources us to move forward with oil and area, could substantially reduce ' for Virginia and all Atlantic gas production off our coast, and uncertainties in energy pro- CHOCOLATE BROWNIES ' coastal states. Specifically, I continued to work with our duction estimates through earlier ttxr cup butter, softened 'BOEM notes: "This decision . congressional delegation to se- and more accurate wind Dante Communl,.d l cup sugar clears the way for DMME tocure approval for that activity, measurements, and en- 4 eggs submit a plan for renewable While we continue to work to- vironmental data gathering, Center meetings 1 can (16 oz.) chocolate research activities, including wards offshore oil and gasenabling our offshore wind The Dante Community Cen- syrup siting and installation of two production I also want to be sure resources, and the jobs ter will have meetings every 3rd meteorological and ocean moni- we are aggressively utilizing all associated with the offshore Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. CHS Athletic Boosters have monthly taring platforms to collect data of Virginia's offshore energy re- wind industry, to develop more ,Everyone is welcome to attend. on wild velocities, water levels, sources, and that includes wind. quickly." For more information call meetings 1st Mondays :~ 495-1247. . The Castlewood Athletic All Castlewood fans who ~e Boosters meet the first Monday interested in promoting the UVa-Wise offers "Getting Paid Claiming the Child and c.so oo of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the interests of the school's athlottc ,in the 21st Century" March 27 teams are urged to attend. fat SVTDC Dependent Care Tax Credit The Child and Dependent tax return for each qualifying Learn about the advantagesThe workshop will show Care Credit can help offset some individual. that small business owners have participants several ways of of the costs you pay for the care "~" 9. You must also include on [ in Offering various ways of ge- getting paid both online and of your child, a dependent or a your tax return the name, ad- tting paid on Wednesday, March offiine and Instructor Jeremy spouse. Here are 10 facts the IRS dress and Social Security 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Bise will discuss the distinct wants you to know about the tax number (individuals) or Em- .l-P~led HItS Rated Southwest Virginia Technologypros and cons, as well as the cost credit for child and dependent player Identification Number *, Development Center, located in of each one. Participants will care expenses. (businesses) of your care 80,000 Hilelm0dm0r 4-RibllI-L*asaa Lebanon. leam about some new offiine1. If you paid someone to provider. ProtectiontimitedHnrront? lreodDesign The University of Virginia's methods, including Square and care for your child, dependent or 10. To claim the credit, attach College at Wise Office of Eco- Paypal Here, and participants spouse last year, you may qual- Form 2441 to your tax return. If TRI-COUNTY TIRE nomic Development will offer will also be taught different ify for the child and dependent you use IRS e-file to prepare and Getting Paid in the 21st Century, ways of accepting payment care credit. You claim the credit file your return, the software will SERVICE, INC. a two-hour workshop which online, including PayPal, Fresh- when you file your federal in- do this for you. : shows participants the manybooks, Harvest, and QuickBooks come tax return. For more information see (276)762-9501 or (276) 762-9591 options that are available for Online. The workshop will focus 2. You can claim the Child Publication 503, Child and lfl~IB[ostRiversideDrive Monday-FddoyOo.m.-Sp.m. - accepting payment in the 21st on helping business ownersand Dependent Care Credit for Dependent Care Expenses, or the Century. Instructor Jeremy Bise evaluate and choose which "qualifying individuals." A qual- instructions for Form 2441. Both St. Paul, I Saturday 8 u.- 1 Im .- will show participants the ad- options will work best for their ifying individual includes your are available at IRS.gov or by IC~)~)~ ~ --------- -~'tr~~ vantages of small business own- individual needs, child under age 13. It also in- calling 800-TAX-FORM (800- ers having diversity in their ways The cost of the workshop is eludes your spouse or dependent 829-3676). . . . of getting paid, and will also $25. For more information or to who lived with you for more implement the idea that there are register, please contact The UVa- than half the year who was several options beyond your Wise OED at 276-889-8180 or physically or mentally incapable bank. visit www.svtdc.org, of self-care. 3. The care must have been provided so you - and our spouse if you are married filing jointly - could work or look for 16646 Russell St. (beside St. Paul Fire Dept.) work. 4. You, and your spouse if you file jointly, must have earned income, such as income from a job. A special rule apples o r a n, 'for a spouse who is a student or not able to care for himself or Contact Jerry Couch 762-9514 herself. 5. Payments for care cannot go to your spouse, the parent of your qualifying person or to I RUSSELL COUNTY CAREER [ someone you can claim as a de- [ & TECHNOLOGY CENTER [ pendent on your return. Pay- [ SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL [ merits can also not go to your NURSING I child who is under age 19, even I if the child is not your de- pendent. 6. This credit can be worth IT IS NOW TIMETOAPPLYFoRTHE up to 35 percent of your qual- 2013-2014 LPN CLASS. ifying costs for care, depending APPLICATIONS MAYBE PICKED UP upon your income. When fig- ,AT RCCTC MONDAY THROUGH uring the amount of your credit, FRIDAY FROM 8:00 AM -4:00 PM OR yOU can claim up to $3,000 of 2 YEAR PROGRAM VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: your total costs if you have one http://www.russelkk12.va.us/rcctc/LPN/LPN.htm qualifying individual. If you FINANCIAL have two or more qualifying ASSISTANCE individuals you can claim up to AVAILABLE EXCEPTIONAL $6,000 of your costs. 7. If your employer provides BOARD PASS RATE dependent care benefits, special . JOB MARKET rules apply. See Form 2441 EXCELLENT -- Child and Dependent Care Ex- COMPETITIVE COMPI~,ETED APPLICATIONS penses for how the rules apply to SALARY SHOULD BE RETURNED NO you. 8. You must include theTuesdaynoon[ -- =,~__ F.[R E S.iill" -~- 21! ............. i LATER THAN 4:00 PM FRIDAY Social Security number on your ..... ~::i::::~::i~ .... ~ ;APRIL 19, 2013 ~:'~~' ]Telephone ........................... [{278) 889-6550 304CAREER TECH DRIVE ILEBANON, VA. 24266 Deadiinefor P.O. BOX 849 classifieds is J[~ ONLY YOU CAN PC , FOREST ~..='~ www.smokey bear.cam MACARONI CHICKEN DINNER 2 cans cream of mushroom #= soup 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup milk cup half and half cream" 2 cups cubed cooked civic- ken 2 cups uncooked elbow mac- aroni 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 celery ribs, diced 4 hard cooked eggs, chopped cup dry bread crumbs 2 tbsp. butter, melted In a large bowl, combine soup, broth, milk and cream, gtir in chicken, macaroni, che6se, celery and eggs. Transfer t~'a greased casserole. Cover ~tnd bake 350 for 30 minutes. Combine bread crumbs ~md butter; sprinkle over top. B~ke uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Governor Bob McDonnell waves, and bird and bat Virginia's Outer Cominental , announced that the federalactivities." Shelf areas are perfect for wind- Bureau of Ocean Energy Mana- Speaking about the move energy production, with depend- -~ gemem (BOEM) is on track to towards granting of a lease the able sustained winds, a gradual ,: Issue a wind energy research governor remarked, "The quick- slope and easy access to the Port lease to the Virginia Department er the Virginia Department of of Hampton Roads. I look ~ of Mines, Minerals and Energy Mines, Minerals and Energy can forward to the information (DMME). If issued it will be the study our coastal areas for their produced through this research :: first time that a state agency has wind-energy production poten- lease. It will be shared im- received a research lease for the tial, the sooner private com- mediately with the public and I . Outer Continental Shelf. The panies can gain the data they hope it will allow the private- data obtained through the re- need to move forward with sector to move quickly into , search lease will be available to commercial activities in the area. actual wind-energy production the public and help companies We strongly support an 'all of off Virginia as soon as possible." determine the viability of future the above' approach to energy The governor previously /enewable energy production in production in Virginia. Simply wrote a letter to BOEM in the affected area. This is a major put, more responsible energy support of the department's step towards the development of production, from coal to oil to application for a lease. In the commercial wind farms off the natural gas to wind, equals more letter he wrote: "Activities to Virginia coast in the years ahead, jobs for Virginians and more take place in the research lease The information learned fromenergy security for America. I areas, such as installation of data lease activities will advance and have been disappointed that the towers, along the edges of ' accelerate the development of Administration has not allowed Virginia's commercial lease ;i Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy i cleared for wind energy research lease Center near Appomattox. This camp is hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry, with support and cooperation from other conservation agencies, or- ganizations, businesses and in- dividuals. To nominate a camper, visit the VDOF website www.dof.virginia.gov/camp.inde x.htm. Nominations are due by April 15. For more information, please contact Ellen Powell at 434.220.9083 or ellen.powell~dof.virginia.gov. result, every camper selected to attend receive a scholarship and pays only $75 to attend the week- long residential camp. New sponsors are always welcome. Holiday Lake Forestry Camp will be held June 17-22 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational ORANGE LEMONADE 2 quarts water 1 cup sugar 1 can (12 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 1 can (12 oz.) frozen lem- onade concentrate, thawed In a saucepan, heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Cool. Tran- sfer to a large pitcher or con- tainer; stir in concentrates. Chill. for one minute. Remove from heat and cool. In a salad bowl, combine pineapple, fruit cock- tail, oranges and bananas. Fold in whipping cream and cooled sauce. Chill before serving. boil; boil 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Stir in chips until melted. Beat until spreading consistency. Frost brownies.