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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, April 6, 2017 Page 5 Honaker man convict- ed of drug distribution, 7th offense DO YOU RECOGNIZE THEM? Lester Watson has requested help from our readers in identifying the two people in this old pho- tograph. The picture is from the collection of Lester's mother. If you recognize the sub- jects, please call the Clinch Valley Times at 276-7671. The Health Wagon in Wise May 16-25 The Health Wagon will fillings, extractions, clean- be coordinating a no costings, veterinary services massive health care out- including immunizations reach on May 16-25, 2017 and spaying and neutering at the Wise County Fair for cats and dogs under 70 Grounds in Wise, Virginia. pounds, and medical care This event is made possi-provided by health care ble by the United States providers. Please note that Army Innovative Training all animals will need to be (IRT) group. The event brought on a leash or in a serves as a dual mission of pet carrier. These services giving soldiers hands-on are open to everyone in the experience while providing community. Services will health care services to be provided from 8am- underserved communities. 4:30pm daily on a first Some of the many servicescome, first serve basis. For that will be offered are:more information, call the complete eye exams, pre- Health Wagon at 276-328- scription glasses,' dental 8850. On March 29, 2017, Barney Johnson, an 81 year-old man from Honaker, Virginia, was convicted of Distribution of Schedule II Controlled Substance after a jury trial in the Russell County Circuit Court. The Jury recommended Johnson be sentenced to 10 years in prison. Commonwealth's Attorney Brian Patton pre- sented evidence during the trial that Johnson has six (6) previous convictions for the same offense. The conviction orders ttiat were entered in to evidence show that Johnson was originally convicted of four (4) counts of Distribution on August 23, 1993, and he was sen- tenced to 15 years in prison. After being released on Parole on those charges, the evidence showed he was convicted again for two (2) counts of the same offense on May 19, 2000, and sentenced to Life and 40 years in prison. Johnson was again Barney Johnson Johnson and prevent him from continuing to sale drugs in our community." Patton further stated, "it is very disappointing that the The Learning Center middle school and high Department of Corrections school students recently participated placed an established drug in the 30th Annual Lonesome Pine Short dealer back in our commu- Story contest and the 13th Annual Lonesome nity after being sentenced Pine Poetry contest. There were over 240 to such a lengthy term. Mr. entries in the contest. Johnson showed he was not going to stop his crimi-Austin Gardner won 2rid place in the middle nal behavior and he did not school poetry category with her poem ,'The stop." River of Peace". Austin received a certificate This case was investi- and cash award presented at the John Fox, gated by the Russell Jr., Literary Festival held at Mountain County Sheriffs office and Empire Community College on March 22. the Virginia State Police. Congratulations Austin! ! Celebrate National Arbor Day with released on geriatric parole by the Department of Arbor Day Foundation Corrections on August 14, 2006. Commonwealth's Attorney Brian Patton stat- ed, "we realize that this :ten year prison sentence will likely be a life sentence for Russell County Extension News The Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division presents this week's Extension News. Extension Calendar of Events: " April 3 VQA Steer Delivery Tri-State Market - Abingdon, VA April 5 VQA Heifer Delivery Tri-State Market - Abingdon, VA April 11 Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop 6:30 pm - Russel County Extension Office April 13 4-H Camp Sign-up (4 - 7 pm) Southwest Virginia Technology Center (Gov't Center) April 14 Southwest Ag Enhancement Grant - Signup Russell Co Extension Office - First come]first serve If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056 or check Virginia Cooperative Extension - Russell County on Facebook. SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop MARKET CORNER NEWS The Annual Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop will be held on Tuesday, April llth 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)! Southwest Ag Enhancement Project A new grant opportunity will be available to producers throughout Southwest Virginia beginning Friday, April 14th. The Southwest Ag Enhancement Project, a grant sponsored by the Tobacco Commission and the Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association, will provide cost-share funds to farmers for improvements in forage production (by utilizing weed and brush control). Items eligible for cost share funding will include: new sprayers (tractor, ATV), weed wipers, spraying with the helicopter, GPS equipment for tractors, and hay wrappers. Cost share is available at 1/3 of total costs not to exceed $2,000.00 per farm. To be eligible for funding, producers must have a current Virginia Private Pesticide Applicator License and attend a Forage Production School (Russell County Cattlemen on March 23 will qualify). Cost share funding is available on a first-come first-serve basis at the Extension Office on the morning of April 14th. The Extension Office opens at 8 am. For more information or a copy of the Program Guidelines, please call the Extension Office at 276.889.8056. 4-H & Youth Development RUSSELL COUNTY 4-H Camp Registration Junior 4-H Camp, a long-standing Russell County tradition, will be held on July 17-21, 2017 at Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Abingdon. Junior 4-H Camp is open to Russell County youth ages 9-13. It is a week-long res- idential camp filled with exciting camp classes (including archery, crafts, & a chal- lenge team obstacle course), swimming, dancing, campfires, and more. This year-for 4-H Camp registration - payment plans are aVailable and credit cards will be accepted.' Camp registration will be held at the Southwest 10 free shade trees byjoining the Technology Center (in the Russell County Government Center) on Thursday, April 13 from 4:00-7"00 p.m. The total cost for camp is $180, which includes trans- portation to/from Lebanon, four nights lodging, all meals, and activities. The new payment plan option includes three equal, monthly payments of $60 with a deposit due in April at registration then payments due in May and June. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards will be accepted along with cash and checks. Robyn Raines, SWVA 4-H Center Director and formerRussell County 4-Her encourages families to send kids to camp: "4-H Camp is a wonderful opportuni- ty for kids to make their own memories and explore their interests in a safe, nur- turing environment. 4-H Camp taught me so much about myself at a young age. We hope to meet lots of Russell County kids at camp this summer!" For more information or a 4-H Camp Registration Packet, please contact the Extension Office at 276.889.8056. 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 National Arbor Day is The free trees are part of tions at the right time for Friday, April 28, this year, the Foundation's Trees for planting in April or May. and the Arbor Day America campaign. The 6- to 12-inch trees are Foundation is making it "These trees provide guaranteed to grow or they easy for anyone to cele- shade in the summer and will be replaced free of brate the annual tree-plant- vibrant colors throughoutcharge~ ing holiday. Join the the fall," said Matt Harris, To become a member of Foundation in April and chief executive of the the Foundation and receive receive 10 free shade trees. Arbor Day Foundation. the free trees, send a $10 By joining the "Through the simple act of contribution to TEN FREE Foundation in April, new planting trees, one person SHADE TREES, Arbor members receive the fol- can make a difference in Day Foundation, 100 lowing trees: red oak, sugar helping to create a healthi- Arbor Avenue, Nebraska maple, weeping willow, er and more beautiful plan- City, NE 68410, by April baldcypress, thornless hon- et for all of us to enjoy." 30, 2017, or visit arbor- eylocust, pin oak, river The trees will be birch, tuliptree, silver shipped postpaid with maple, and red maple, enclosed planting instruc- Wise County Pre-K registration Primary and elementary schools in Wise County with kindergarten classes are now taking applications for the 2017-2018 Pre-K Program. Students must be four years old on or before September 30, 2017, to be eligible for the program: Parents should bring the child's birth cer- tificate (or other proof of birth date) and income ver- ification (tax returns, W2 forms, social security/unemployment benefits, or pay stubs) with them to the school. Students are required to be potty trained. The Pre-K Program offers academic and enrichment experiences for four-year-old children that prepare them for success in kindergarten. Children who are accepted for the program will be attending is available by calling the school for the full school Principal or Guidance day each day school is in Counselor at the nearest session beginning in primary or elementary August. Transportation is school or the Title I Office furnished by Wise (276-328-6220) at the Wise County's regularschool County School Board buses. Office. Additional information Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday 10 am - 12 pm Come by the market for a free cup of coffee and check out all the items available from our farmers, bakers, and crafters.. The nextmarket will be May 6, 8-12. Hope to see you at the Clinch River Farmers Market We are certified to accept EBT and credit and debit cards. ]-he first $10 of EBT will be doubled. ~:;~a.,v.~v~i!~ See you Saturday at the Market,