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I Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, March 26, 2009 ':ii Sport SFeatures l_ Menclimbing poles:forAp2009 Gaff-n-Go i: Lineman s Rodeo slated ' ril 4 -Teams of Utility Linemen to Compete in 7 Annual Event in Lynchburg, VA- ,, Teams of electric utility line- foundation for college-boundRodeo, powered by Altec. "' ' : - " men from the states of Virginia, high school students. Because of the generous i,! "i :':~\. " Ii Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Lineman competition willsupport of Altec and our other .. ,: ...................................... ~ ............................ South Carolina, Kentucky and begin at 8 a.m. and the public is sponsors, we can not only hold y th p .Paul ............ New York are scheduled to com- invited to attend. There is no this exciting and worthwhile pete in the seventh annual Gaff- admission charge and parking is competition, we can use any Powell Valle um s St n-Oo ineman Ro eo, Sa r- .ee on the niver i .ro.,s to .rov'de more co,,ege day, April 4 on the campus of campus. Vendors will be on hand scholarships for deserving stu- / . by Allen Gregory Corey Ellis, the third out in the field. Liberty University in Lynchburg. serving food and beverages all dents t,lffoughout the Mid- The Vikings of Powell Valley bottom of the fourth, was the Following the Dupuie homer The competition takes place day for this fun and educational Atlantic, Johnstone said. visited St. Paul on Friday, March only Deacon to get the ball out Burke walked Andrew Bowers atop 40-foot-tall utility poles and family-friendly event. For more Co-hoSts for the 2009 Gaff- 20 and posted a 13-3 victory, of the infield and that was a fly but pitched out of further trouble gives professional linemen the information and directions, visit n-Go Lineman s Rodeo included It was a ten run five inningout to right field. Burke had by f'anning Bryce Lawson andopportunity to demonstrate their Dominioni Virginia Power, Rich- that pushed the visitors to the fanned four batters to that point getting Dillon Cridlin to fly out technical skills as they perform a mond; City of Manassas (VA) .; :victory. The visitors, along with ~,, 'their ten runs, produced seven ~hits. The big hits in the frame were a three run homer by Paul Thomas and a double by Gil : "Lu~k. 'During the big inning the Deacons' pitcher walked a batter ~and hit a batter while the defense i, committed two errors. Those ten runs added to two , *the Vikings scored in the third , ;,gave the visitors a 12-0 lead heading into the bottom of the ,'. fifth. i" :Entering the bottom of the fifth, the Viking pitcher, Nathan .: Burke, faced only twelve batters and had a perfect game going. in the game. Facing the slaughter, the Deacons came to bat in the fifth. Tyler Phillips led off the frame with a grounder to third that was mishandled and Phillips was safe at first. Dallas Hileman then hit a hard grounder at the third baseman. Again he could not handle the ball and Deacon runners were at f'n'st and second with none out. Burke then got the next Deacon batter, Jon Counts, to look at a third strike for the inning's first out. With Matt Dupuie facing a two ball one strike count, Dupuie con- nected with a Burke fast ball and laced it into the seats in center- St. Paul 14, Clintwood 11 by Allen Gregory seven. , Dillon Cridlin and Tyler Before the smoke had to deep centerfield. The Powell Valley team closed out the scoring with a homer by Travis Pippin in the top of the sixth. Ryan Barker pitched the last inning for the Vikings and did not let the Deacons score. Dallas Hileman pitched four plus innings for St. Paul while Jon Counts and Bryce Lawson worked in relie Gil Lusk, Lucas Fannon and Travis Pippin each had a multiple hit game. Pippin led the way with three hits while Lusk and Fannon each had two. Burke got the win while Hileman took the loss. Russell County variety of tasks during five scor- ed events. Each team or individ- ual apprentice is~judged not only on the time it takes to perform an event but, more importantly, according to safe and efficient "The primary purpose of the Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo is to promote safe work practices," said Richard Johnstone, VMDAEC's executive vice pres- ident. "A lineman must work in and around high-voltage power work practices. Participating te- lines in tough weather condi- ams and apprentices will repre- tions and often in the dark of sent electric cooperatives, in- night to restore power to peo- vestor-owned utilities and muni- cipal power systems. Thirty teams and 49 apprentices are scheduled to compete. The Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo is the only event of its type held in Virginia. The name of the event refers to the "gaff," or metal spike that linemen attach to their boots to assist them in climbing wooden utility poles. It is sponsored by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Coopera- tives (VMDAEC) with all pro- pie's homes. This competition showcases discipline, training, teamwork and confidence - the special qualities a lineman must have." "This year we are especially pleased that Altec Industries, a major worldwide supplier of bucket trucks and other equip merit used by electricity pro viders and other utilities, has Public Utilities; BARC Electric CooperatiVe, Millboro; Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, Arrington; Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, Chase City; North- ern Neck Electric Cooperative, Warsaw; Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Fredericksburg; Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), Hughes- ville, MD; and Southside Elec- tric Cooperative, Crewe. Founded in 1944, VMDAEC is the &ad9 association for the 16 consumer~owned electric coop- eratives that serve the three Mid- Atlantic states. It provides safety and training, legislative and communications services, in- eluding the publishing of Coop- lent its support as the major erativ, e Living magazine, for its sponsor for ,,the rodeo," John membership. It is headquartered stone added. In fact, the official in . len Allen. For more infor- name for our event this year is matibn, go to '~ Phillips led St. Paul ton 14-11 cleared they scored four times Kids Fishing ceeds benefiting its scholarship the 2009 Gaff-N-Go Lineman's .: ' victory over Clintwood at Haysi to take an I 1-9 lead in the top of on Monday, March 23. the inning. , The game, played at Haysi However, Clintwood scored Day Firefighter CHS baseball tO hold Yard Sale in the New Peoples Bank twice to tie the game at 11. The The Russell County Kids A Yard Sale to benefit the will l~st ALL DAY! There will ". 'Classic, saw Phillips go3 for6 Greenwave runs came Courtesy Fishing Day will be held on May Sound Off Castlewood High School base- be large and small items plus $5 and Cndlm scored four times, of a Dan Robbins two run 16 this year at the Natural Area ball team will be held on Satur- ba~s ~ / v ' . Both teams put a lot of runs homer. Preserve located at Big Cedar On May 3 at 1:00 p.m. the, day, April 4 at the Cast[ewood "/~11 p~ceeds benefit the CHS on the board early. Tyler Phillips was the Creek. The fishing day com- Cleveland Volunteer Fire Depart- High School old gym. he sale baseball The Deacons trailed 9-7 at winning pitcher for the Deacon mittee has already begun pry- ment will hold its first Firefighter T t~am. the start of inning number team. parations to start this big event. Sound Off at the Cleveland Ball- ~ ' ..... Each year the Virginia Depart- park. ,Ten Star AllStar Basketball Camp ment of Game and Inland Fish- International Firefighters UVa-Wise Spring Swing Golf cries along with local businesses Day is a day to remember those Applications are now 'being players selected to the All- T- and individuals sponsor this fu'efighters who have given their evaluated for the Ten Star All American Team. Camp locations i urnament set for April 17 at event. The committee will be out lives in the line of duty and to Star Summer Basketball Camp. include:. Blacksburg, Phoenix, C asking for donations to help with honor the personal sacrifices and The Ten Star All Star Summer Arizona, Babson Park, FL, Lonesome Pine ountry Club expenses to make this another commitment that our firefighters Basketball Camp is by Invitation Gainesville, GA, Champaign, IL, joyful event for the children of make each and every day. And it Only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 Glassboro, NJ, Ithaca, NY, The 14 Annual Community Sponsorship for individual Russell and surrounding court- is quite evident that these great are eligible to apply. Past Marietta, OH, Lebanon, TN and Spring Swing golf tournament, holes is available for $100.ties. If you would like to donate men and women are more than participants include: Michael Commerce, TX. There is also a hosted by The University of Names of sponsors are displayed to this event, send donations to happy to share their valuable Jordan, Tim Duncan, ~nce summer camp available for boys 'Virginia s College at Wise and during the tournament, the address below. Russell time and experiences with the Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant and girls ages 9-18 of all skill sponsored by Norton Com- Proceeds benefit the UVa- County Kids Fishing Day P.O.public during International Fire- Hill and Antawn Jamison. levels. munity Hospital, is set for Wise athletics program and the Box 2245 Lebanon, Virginia fighters' Day. On the first Sunday Players from 50 states ah~ 11 For a free brochure on these F.riday, April 17 at the Lonesome UVa-Wise Alumni Association.24266. in May at noon local time, let us foreign countries attended the summer camps, please call 704- - Pirie Country Club in Big Stone To register, visit Anyone wishing to volunteer sound off our fu'e sirens for 30 2008 camp. College basketball 373-0873 anytime. ~ap. their time to help with this event seconds followed by a minute's scholarships are possible for "Registration begins at 8 a.m., CommuniWSpringSwing, html. can call (276) 889-2660 or (276) silence in memory of, and respect with a "shotgun" start at 9 a.m. For more information on this889-3618 and find out more for, all firefighters who have The all-inclusive entry fee of tournament, contact the Office of information been lost in the line of duty or State nurseries see decline in $100 per participant includes a Alumni Relations at 276-328- passed on before us. . T-shirt, mulligan package, lulach 0128 ......or email :an4 prize~awings. , . ' Virginia nonprofits received more than $3 million in 2008 from Verizon Foundation ' ~ Nearly 900 nonprofit groups in Virginia received more than $3.6 million from the Verizon Foundation in 2008, enabling recipient organizations to im- prove literacy skills, enhance educational opportunities for children, and help domestic vio- -lence survivors rebuild their lives. 'In addition, Verizon employ- . yes volunteered more than 38,500 hours to nonprofit ,grOups throughout the state in 2008. 'Verizon has a long-standing tradition of working to improve $45,000 to-support a unique- domestic violence awareness program that focuses on do- mestic violence in later life. Virginia Sexual and Do- mestic Violence Action Alli- ance--S22,000 to continue the expansion of the Red Flag Cam- paign, the first statewide aware- ness and education campaign associated with dating violence on college campuses. City of Richmond Public Library Foundation-S10,000 to support the Verizon Summer Reading Program, which focu- ses on reading as an enjoyable leisure time activity for under- served youths. Virginia Electronic Com- merce Technology Center, New- port News-S25,000 to fund a series of technology courses called The Verizon Series of e- Commerce Training Classes. Harrisonburg Education Foundation-S25,000 to develop a Academy, which supports teachers in the Harrisonburg Public School Di- vision in their use of the educational re- source website. Greater Prince William CASA Inc., Manassas--S9,000 to support the increase of new cases of child abuse and neglect that CASA receives. Literacy Volunteers of Prince William County, Wood- bridge--S9,800 to support pro- grams, tutors and volunteers that encourage and enhance literacy for adults and help them achieve literacy goals. Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia, Roanoke-- .6 $8,000 to address the need for accessible day-program services for people living with brain injuries in rural areas. Radford University, Rid- ford and Tazewell campuses-- $22,000 to use teleconferencing to provide parents, educators and other professionals with the knowledge and skills required to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders. The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm. of Verizon Communications, supports the advancement of literacy and K- 12 education through its free educational web site, Think, and fosters awareness the communities where we ope- rate by supporting organizations ,that strive to make a difference , in,the lives of individuals," said Robert W. Woltz, Jr., president i of Verizon Virginia. "Through r ahts and the generous contri- butions of time and talent from our employees, we are having a .positive impact on our com- munities." Among the grants awarded by Verizon in 2008 are: ' ~ Virginia Department of Education-S50,000 to raise ,awareness and train teachers . throughout the commonwealth 'on the use of, Verizon's educational resource web site. Enough ls Enough-- $24,000 to produce and distri- bute to thousands of parents across the commonwealth the organization's DVD program, .. "lnternet Safety 101 : Empower- , !rig Parents," which helps them learn more about the issues surrounding online safety. Just arrive d. . . Bob Mackie Poster Bed & Nightstand Bunk Beds Decorative Mirrors basketball players in Southwest Virginia. Events to be included are a dunk and three point shooting competition at halftime. Please contact Coach Patrick Damron at (276) 762-5221, (276) 328-8913 with questions. :Senior All Star game March 28 The Third Annual Team see the top seniorboys' , iSports Outfitters Southwest Virginia Boys Basketball Senior .All Star game, sponsored by :, Adidas, will be played on March 28~at 7:30 p.m. at John I. Burton High School in Norton. Don't miss the opportunity to 20 Years of Quality Pole Building Construction - I 888- EMT-H ERO and prevention of domestic violence. In 2008, the Verizon Foundation awarded more than -$68 million in grants to non profit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. It also matched the charitable donations of Verizon employees and retirees, result- ing in an additional. $26 million in combined contributions to nonproftts. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nation's largest employee volunteer pro- grams, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered more than three million hours of community service since 2000. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizon We hope that everyone will come out and join us for this special day. We would like to invite all fire departments to come and show their pride for their fellow f'trefighters. There will be fire trucks, food, prizes, games and more. Everyone is welcome. For more information you can contact Linda Couch at (276) 889-2660 or Kayla Campbell at (276) 889-2476. 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. VIRGINIA STATE POLICE INSURANCE FRAUD DIVISION seedling sales, store still open for four more weeks The nation's economic slow- down has reached the forests of Virginia. Officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) said that sales of tree seedlings are down about 30% from the previous year. 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