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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, March 26, 2009 Russell County Unit's Extension news Provided by the Russell website, T---hls workshop, sponsored by County Extension Office or call the Extension OfficeVirginia CooperatNe Extension Your Russell County Unit of (889-8056). the Virginia Tech and Virginia Donna Meade State Extension Division-- Family and Consumer Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Sciences Donna Meade and Bill WorreU Eating Well For Less presents this week's Extension This National Nutrition News. Our office is located on Month helps us to remember that 131 East Main Street, Lebanon, eating well is important for you VA. Check out our Virginia Tech and your family's health. Un- Public Website Address:fortunately, food is expensive www.ext and can be difficult to buy with a Service in conjunction with the Department of Wood Science mad Forest Products, College of Natural Resources and the Sloan Foundation Forest industry Cen- ter at Virginia Tech to be held at the Higher Education Center in Abingdon on April 2 will intro- duce business owners, managers, administrators, supervisors, and entrepreneurs to the principles I on ion by Karen Gent Carl Tankersley of Lebanon, Virginia is following in the footsteps of his mother as he pursues an education in nursing. Carl states that his past experience in school does not Extension Calendar of Events: limited income, especially dur- and benefits of lean thinking. March 27-28: Overnight 4-H ing an economic recession. The Using hands on simulation,evoke pleasant memories, but Horse Clinic (Do not bring your good news is that there are ways participants will experience the his educational experience in horse!!!); in which you and your family improvements possible through recent years has been much March 28: Virginia BCIA can eat well for less! using "common sense" when or- morepositive• SW Bull Test Sale, UmbergerPlan meals at least one week ganizing, scheduling, and oper- After completing his sopho- Sale Facility, Wytheville, VA ahead of time. This helps to save ating business functions. Patti- more year at Lebanon High in 12:00 noon; time, effort and especially men- cipants will also gain a basic 1991, Carl and his family April 2: Lean Thinking ey. Preplanning helps you to use understanding of lean thinking moved to Florida. While at Workshop for Managers andthe foods you already have, and will be guided to the next Lebanon High, Carl had en- Entrepreneurs, Southwest High- saving trips to the grocery store steps in assessing opportunities joyed playing football and er Ed Center, Abingdon; and making use of leftovers, for businesses in implementing having a social life, but he says, April 6: Abingdon Feeder When grocery shopping you will lean principles into their oper- "I was not a front-runner acad- Cattle Association's Spring Sale, know exactly what foods youations, emically." When he moved to Tri-State Market 7:30 p.m.; need and how much, allowing For more informatior on the Florida, he felt that he was April 30: Pallet Recyclingyou to Compare prices, read food Lean Thinking workshop, visit behind in school. Workshop (for users, recyclers labels, and make good quality htrg:// Without the approval of his &manufacturers) SWVAHigh- food choices. Also, preplanned eanthinking/ or contact Bill parents, Carl decided to not er Education Center, Abingdon, quick meals can replace more Worrell, Virginia Cooperative return to high school. Instead, 8:30 am to 3:30 pro. costly convenience items and Extension Agent at (276) 889- he got a job doing construction If you need informationrestaurant meals. You can also 8056, or Urs work, such as roofing and ram- about any 0f the listed events, increase food variety by plan- Buehlmann, Virginia Coopera- please call the Extension Office ning ahead - try to be creative! at (276) 889-8056. Poor food choices such as foods Scott ,lessee -Agriculturehigh in fat, salt, and sugar can be "NO BEES: NO CROPS" avoided by careful meal plan- Grant Cost-Share Funding for ning. Beekeepers Once you have planned your Bees are essential for the meals, it is important o make the production of many fi it and right food choices in regard to vegetable crops. Over the past cost as well as quality. Compare few years, many beekeepers costs of different brands and have experienced losses of est- read the label. Make sure that ablished stands of bees (Colony you are getting your money's Collapse Disorder). In an effort worth? (1) Check out the unit to offset recent/recurring losses pricing when it is available. The of area beekeepers, a portion of unit price (usually located on the grant funding from the Virginia shelf right below the food item) Tobacco Indemnification and can be used to figure out which Community Revitalization Corn- brand or size is a better buy. (2) .mission will be utilized as a Read the Label. Food labels cost-share program for estab- provided important information. lishedandbeginning/novicebee- Ingredients are listed on the keepers. tire Extension and Department of Wood Science and Forest Products at (540) 231-9759, The Department of Wood Science and Forest Products in the College of Natural Resour- ces at Virginia Tech is the lead- ing program in North America engaged in wood and renewable materialsutilization. Faculties focus on the science and busi- ness of wood and renewable materials utilization through lea- rning, discovery, and engage- ment. The department is home to the Center for Forest Products Marketing and Management, the Center for Unit Load Design, the Wood-Based Composites Center, label in the order of the amount _ the Sustainable Engineered Mat- Established beekeepers (by weight) in the food. Reading (those with active hives during the label can help you choose the'fall of 2008 and/or at pre- your foods wisely, pay for foods sent) are eligible for 50/50 cost- that you want and actually get share assistance. This funding more for your money. may be utilized toward the pur- Know and avoid the food chase of replacement beesdollar snitchers: and/or colony management * Impulse buying - don't costs. Based on the numbers of ready need it hives maintained, the maximum * Food spoilage- be sure amount of cost share would be to wrap foods correctly for erials Institute and the award winning Wood Magic Show for 4th and 5th grade children anti their teachers. Through coopera- tion with the Department of Ma- rketing in the Parnplin College of Business, the department co- directs the Alfred P. Sloan Forest Industries Center. The depart- ment is an active participant in the renewable materials research $400. storage initiative in the Institute for To encourage more people to * Poor or incorrect stor- Critical Technology and Applied practice beekeeping, beginning age can cause mold, wilting, Science (ICTAS). Students learn beekeepers are eligible to re- drying out, spoilage and stale- from the leading wood and calve full reimbursement for hess renewable materials scientists in startup costs - up to $400. Nov- • Buying non-food items ice beekeepers will be pro-vided such as cleaning supplies, maga- with all necessary equipment zincs, etc. with your food dollar and packages of bees to establish • Buying low nutrition two beekeeping hives. Equip- foods such as colas, chips, candy ment provided will include: one etc. (1) complete beginner beekeep- • Buying individually ing kit, including basic wooden- packaged servings. ware hive and beekeeper equip-Bill Worreil- Forestry ment; and one (1) hobby kit, in- Virginia Cooperative eluding two (2) shallows/sup- Extension and VirginiaTech ers/frames/foundation/covers/bot Announces Workshop for tG '9 tom board, excluder, and jars/re- Lean Thinking eders jars. The Virginia Cooperative Although funding is limited, Extension Service in conjunction efforts have been made to with the Department of Wood equitably distribute available Science and Forest Products, monies on a first-come, first- College of Natural Resources serve basis. Applications are and the Sloan Foundation For- now available at the Extension estry Industry Center at Virginia Office. For more information Tech announces a workshop on about this program, please call "Lean Thinking" to be held on (889-8056) or stop by the office. April 2 at the Southwest Virgin!a BCIA Southwest Virginia Bull Higher Education Center m Test Sale Abingdon. The 30 Annual Sale of the Lean thinking is simply Virginia BCIA Southwest Bull defined as a method of doing Test will be Saturday, March 28 more with less in any business at 12:00 noon. The sale will be function. World-class companies held at the Umberger Salehave achieved significant cost Facility, just outside Wytheville. savings, quality improvements, The sale will include approxi- lead-time reductions, and profit- mately 130 bulls representing ability increases by employing the top two-thirds of the bulls lean thinking throughout their tested. For catalogs and detailed organization. Lean thinking of. information on the bulls or fers benefits for any kind and information about the sale and size of business, administration, open house, please visit the and non-profitorganization. The Clinch River Farmers' Market is now taking appli- cations for scheduling churches and non-profit organizations who want to participate. The local market will provide a space for your organization to sell homemade baked goods, jaxns, jellies, etc. The Market will open Saturday, April 25th at 7 am. Applications and guidelines are 762- available in the St. Paul Town Hall office. For more information contact the Town Hall at 762- 5297 or Juanita Kelly at 9377. Watch this space for infor- mation and updates on the Far- mers' Market. the world, who bring the latest science and application of principles to the classroom. Carl Tankersley Carl wanted to become a what I wanted to do for a long time. At the age of thirty-five, I felt like the clock was running out." Carl decided to apply for a seat in the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) program offered at the Russell County Career and Technology Center. He was accepted into the program and began classes in August 2007. He is scheduled to graduate from the program in May 2009. Carl realizes that without obtaining his GED certificate, none of these opportunities would have been possible for him. He expresses, "The GED opened doors that couldn't have been opened otherwise. These achievements would not have been possible." This husband and father of four states, "I am amazed that I dropped out of school, got ing houses, for the next three certified medical assistant, so married, and had four "ildren years. During this time, Carl he enrolled in the Concordwhile working hard tc ;st get noticed that all of the super- Career and Technology Center by. The thing I'm most proud of visors on the job had at least a in Jacksonville, Florida. He is that my wife and I have completed the program and worked together for the good of earned his certification. He then our family-to make things better high school-level credential, which made him consider earning his GED® certificate. He remembers, "I was looking toward moving up the ladder in the construction business." With this motivation, Carl sought out an adult education program at St. John's College in Palatka, Florida• He was in the program for about eight months where he studied, took practice tests, and then passed the GED tests in 1995. Carl continued to do con- struction work, and while working on a job in Savannah, Georgia, he met his future wife. Carl says he always had an underlying desire to work in health care due to his mother's profession. He recalls that as a teenager he worked with the Lebanon Lifesaving Crew and in 1989 won the EMT of the worked at the Florida Radiation and Oncology Group in Palatka and later took a job in a family practice. By this time, Carl was a father• In 2002, he decided to move back to Russell County mainly because he wanted to raise his family in a safe en- vironment. His parents moved back to Virginia as well to help care for aging parents. Carl went back to con- struction work until 2005. At that time, he got a job at Russell County Medical Center work- mg m security and main- tenance. His wife worked in the laboratory at the hospital, and his mother, Brenda Tankersley, was a nurse there. Carl says, "I knew I wanted Year award, togo into n_ursing. I'd put o__.ff_ff_ ii - "t " " " " • MOTORISTS: Stop for Pedestrians in the Library Crosswalk-- It's the law.* for our family." Carl wishes to express his thanks to his nursing in- structors, Cathy Gent and Susie Taylor, and to his classmates• He says, "Mrs. Gent and Mrs. Taylor have been amazing instructors and have made me a better person, a better husband and a better father. It's like a family; we stick together and help each other. The experience has changed my life•" Carl Tankersley's goals do not end here. He hopes to work for a while as an LPN and then continued his education to become a registered nurse. If you didn't finish high school, you could be the next GED success story. Contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 889-5424, or call toll-free at 1-866-581-9935. "Miss March" Beauty Pageant to be held at Castlewood High The date for the Second the pageant begins at 5:00 p.m. Annual "Miss March" Beauty The pageant will have age Pageant, benefiting the March of appropriate divisioh for girls 0 to Dimes, has been changed to 19 years. 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