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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, March 24, 2016 Page 5 :!~i~: L :i~i~!~!~i~!~i~)i~i~i~i~i~i~)i~i i ....... 1906 Photo of Russell Creek Falls in Wise County taken from newly County across the Clinch River. Photo courtesy of Frank Kilgore. laid track of Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad (CC&O) in Russell r Richmond Ballet to perform in Pound April 3 by Frank Kilgore April means trilliums and lots of them on the Sugar Hill Loop Trail seg- ment just above the Oxbow Lake Trail. Cross thedam and turn right onto the shaded cliff area of the loop. Bluebells come just a few weeks later at, you guessed it, Bluebell Island. Just visit the new picnic shelter parking area at the cul de sac in the town park and walk upstream on the river trail. You will walk through a thicket of these hard to find native flowers. If you feel real frisky go to the Boody River/Downtown trailhead (intersection of north Rt 63 where it intersects with Rt 623 on your right, a big blue sign points the way) and walk or bike the 4.4 miles along the scenic Clinch River, through downtown then back along the river to the overlook of St. Paul Falls. Follow the black arrows and you cannot get lost on this level trail that goes from sand, to pavement then remote cliff country. Spring is nigh. Russell County Extension News The Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia Division presents this week's Extension News. Extension Calendar of Events: March 26 Virginia BCIA Performance Tested Bull Sale Bull Sale Barn - Exit 77 - Wytheville, VA State Extension March 28 VQA Feeder Calf Sale 6 pm - Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction March 29 Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association's Spring Bull Sale 7:00 pm - Tri-State Market in Abingdon March 31 Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop Russell County Extension Office - 6 pm If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop The Annual Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 31 st at 6:30 pm at the Russell County Extension Office in Lebanon. Workshop cost is $15 per person, and it includes rootstock and class materials. Bring water sprouts from your favorite apple trees to graft! We will also have some pear rootstock available. Pre-registration is required, so call and let us know that you are com- ing (889-8056)! Virginia Quality Assured Feeder Calf Sale The next VQA Feeder Calf Sale will be held on Monday, March 28th at 6 pm on the Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction. Everyone is invited to listen to the sale at the Extension Office. The sale can also be accessed on the Internet via DV Auction at https://vca.dvauction.com "Back to the Basics" Registered Bull Sale The Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association is sponsoring a registered bull sale on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:00 pm at the Abingdon Stockyard. The "Back to the Basics" Sale will feature registered, home-raised Angus, Hereford, Simmental, and Simm-Angus bulls. Sale eligible animals meet the following criteria: Good conformation - Structurally sound (feet, legs, etc.) as determined by VDACS graders and the sale committee Reproductive soundness as determined by pre-breeding exam Moderate in frame size (extremely large and small bulls eliminated) Growth EPDS - All bulls selling meet minimum genetic requirements for the Virginia Quality Assured (VQA) "Purple Tag" Program Vaccinated acCording to bull sale program protocol: Clostridials, Viruses, Pasteurella, & dewormed. Good disposition Bulls suitable for breeding heifers will be available. None of the animals have participated in a formal "gain / performance test." All bulls are in "good order" and considered excellent potential breeders. The "Back to the Basics" Sale offers a good selection of farm ready bulls from reputable breeders. Catalogs are available at the Extension Office, Livestock Market, Farm Stores, etc. Sale catalog and assorted information is posted on Facebook under the Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association. For more information, please contact the Extension Office (889-8056). The Russell County Extension Unit -- Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade and Bill Worrell -- is located on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website at www.ext.vt.edu/ The Richmond Ballet corps will per- first professional ballet company in form Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. in the J.W. Virginia. It was designated the State Ballet Adams P~rforming Arts Center at Pound. of Virginia in 1990. The program is presented by Pro-Art Richmond Ballet's mission is to awak- Association as part of the W. Campbell en and uplift the human spirit, both for Edmonds Memorial Concert Series and is audiences and artists. It is dedicated to the partially supported by the Virginia promotion, preservation and continuing Commission for the Arts and National evolution of the art form in ballet. Endowment for the Arts. Richmond Ballet strives to keep mean- Richmond Ballet was founded in 1957 ingful works of dance alive, and to pro- by local dance enthusiasts as a perfor- duce and foster new works which remain mance outlet for students in local dance true to these values. programs. It existed for more than 20Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors, years as h small, civic company until 1975, $5 students. College students and children when the School of Richmond Ballet was under age five are admitted free. created. For information, call Pro-Art at In 1984 Richmond Ballet became the 276/376-4520. Virginia ABC now accepting applications for Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants Virginia'ABC is accept- ing applications for its 20 ! 6-2017 Education and Prevention Grants. ABC will award grants of up to $8,000 to each recipient for alcohol pre- vention initiatives. Applications are due by Monday, April 25, at 5 p.m. In an effort to encourage and support the develop- ment of alcohol education and prevention programs across the commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic B everage Control (ABC) is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Education and Prevention Grant awards. "We are looking to part- ner and collaborate with those who share in promot- ing our message of safety and responsibility," said Katie Weaks, ABC educa- tion and prevention manag- er. "In this third year of the grant program,, we look forward to continuing to build and expand alcohol prevention initiatives that serve to raise awareness and help save lives in com- munities throughout Virginia." Applicants are asked to propose innovative preven- tion programs that encour- age partnership between organizations and address one or more of the follow- ing issues: underage drink- ing; social providing; and high-risk drinking. Some of the projects that resulted from ABC's Education and Prevention Grant funding last year include the staging of "The Ice Cream Man," a play presented to 3,000 teens, parents and community members by Roanoke Children's Theatre, Inc. with a message of decreas- ing underage drinking and substance abuse; an expanded Latino Coalition focusing on substance abuse prevention within the Latino population by Chesterfield Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc. (SAFE); and a univer- sity-wide research initia- tive focused on under- standing factors that con- tribute to risky alcohol use at Virginia Commonwealth University. Grant awards will be limited to a maximum of $8,000 per recipient. Community coalitions, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits, schools, faith- based organizations and prevention groups are encouraged to apply. The Coalition Expansion; grant cycle will run fromCommunities Helping to July 2016 through June Improve Local Lives 2017, and each organiza- (CHILL)/Piedmont tion will have the full year Community Services; to implement its proposed Youth and Community program. Action Team (YCAT); Applications are avail- Focus on Response and able on the Virginia ABC Education to Stay Healthy website and are due by (FRESH) Coalition of Monday, April 25, at 5 p.m. Franklin County; Late applications will not Longwood University's be accepted. For more Alcohol, Tobacco and information contact ABC'sOther Drugs Team; Education & Prevention Radford Youth Adult Section at (804)977-7440 P a r t n e r s h i p ; or visit Rappahannock County abc.virginia.gov/educa- Schools; Roanoke tion/grants. Children's Theatre, Inc.; Last year, Virginia ABC Substance Abuse Taskforce received 22 Education and in Rural Appalachia; Prevention Grant program Virginia Commonwealth applications and awarded University's Spit for grants to 14 recipients Science; Virginia State including: Blue Ridge University's Reducing and 0 Community College; Eliminating Drinking and Carnpbell County Youth Driving (R.E.D.D.); and Advisory Council; Washington County Chesterfield Substance Prevention Coalition's Abuse Free Environment "Keep the Party Alive." (SAFE) Central Latino ADnnette W.'s Ham with Peach Bro,~ Sugar ijon Glaze is peachy! Traditionalb; I use pineapple w[~h my ham so the peach added a great, new flavor. The glaze is wonderfully sweet. By preparing the ham early aad keeping it wam~ in a slow cooke]; it'll |cave you tons of time to work oD the rest of'your Fkaster meal. 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