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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, April 16, 2015 Page 5 Wise County Pre-K registration All Wise County prima- at your local school as soon trained. ry and elementary schools as possible. Students must Additional information are nowtaking applications be four years old on or is available by calling the for the 2015-2016 Pre-K before September 30, Principal or Guidance Program. The New VPI 2015, to be eligible for the Counselor at the nearest criteria bill which includes program. Parents should primary or elementary household income as a fac- bring the child's birth cer- school or the Title 1 Office tor, has been delayed for tificate or other proof of (276-328-6220) at theWise one year. All parents are birth date with them to the County School Board encouraged to enroll their school. Students are Office. children for Pre-K. Apply required to be potty SWCC offers National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Training Bluebell Island Trail re-opens by Frank Kilgore With over 100 miles of trails, the most popular segment in St. Paul is the Bluebell Island Trail which joins the town park along the Scenic Clinch River. The recent flood piled tons of uprooted trees and a large amount of trash upon the seven acre wildlife sanctuary. The park hosts bluebell flowers that bloom each April, giant sycamore trees, box elder and a small inmates who seem to thrive stand of cane, a native on outdoor community ser- bamboo that once thrived vice. along Appalachian river The trail is back to its valleys before being nearly full beauty, Spring is show- eradicated by domestic ing its glory and hikers and grazing and burning, bikers, young and old, are With the help of Wisehitting the trails of St Paul County Chief Deputy in droves. Grant Kilgore, the town's Poets and outdoor writ- work crew lead by Johnnie ers come and go but there Hicks received assistance is nothing as beautiful as from the Duffield Regional Springtime in Appalachia Jail by way of numerous to sooth the soul. non-violent volunteer Southwest Virginia Community College will be offering the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Training course for food service establish- ments. Taught by Susan Blansett, the two-day course at SWCC will be held Tuesday, April 21st and April 28th from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm in Buchanan Hall, Room 100. Tuition for the one semester credit course is $138.00. The book and/or certification exam are a separate cost. Please call to reserve a seat in the class and to discuss the course textbook, which is available in the SWCC bookstore. Plan to register for the course by April 15th, 2014. The ServSafe Training course is the restaurant and foodservice industry's food safety training solution and is the most widely recog- nized and accepted food service training program. The course will identify basic food safety concepts; will help managers and employees protect against food borne illness out- breaks; will help reduce liability risks, will help minimize insurance cost, and will enable participants to demonstrate a commit- ment to food safety. This course will include current regulations, best practices, and science-based informa- enroll in this training. The tion that could be used to course could be used as an help meet health depart-elective for students (such ment requirements. Over as business students) or to two million, students and help someone become professionals have been more competitive for certified through the restaurant positions: For ServSafe program, more information or to reg- Restaurants, hospitals, ister for the class, contact nursing homes, schools, instructor Susan Blansett, Headstart programs, or 276.926.4060 or Brenda anyone interest in the food Robinson at 276.964.7242. service industry should ! .?~ :/:.'::- ?::~i ::: :~". ~. : Tri County Tire Service, Inc. (276)762-9501 (276)762-9591 16618 East Riverside Dr. St Paul, VA 24283 Mon-Fri 8am-Spin Sat 8am-2pm Russell County Extension News Your Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division --Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade, and Bill Worrell presents this week's Extension News. Our office is located on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website at ' Extension Calendar of Events: April 18 Southwest Virginia Angus Association's Double Header Washington County Fairgrounds -Abingdon, VA- 12:00 noon April 23 Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association Annual Meeting BQA Certification Session Woodbrook Limousin Farm - 6:00 pm May 7 SHARP Logger Program - Logger Safety Contact: Bill Worrell at 276-889-8056 May 14 SHARP Logger Program - Sustainable Forestry Contact: Bill Worrell at 276-889-8056 May 21 SHARP Logger Program - BMP's and Pre-harvest Planning Contact: Bill Worrell at 276-889-8056 If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE BQA Certification Session and the Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association's Annual Meeting The Annual Meeting of the Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association will be held on Thursday, April 23th at 6:00 pm at Woodbrook Limousin Farm in Abingdon (14210 Whites Mill Road). In addition to the regular business of the association, there will also be a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification Session. Producers who have not participated in the program will receive a Virginia Certification Number, and BQA producers will receive recertification credits. Cost of the meeting is $5.00 per person (which includes dinner and materials). Please call the Extension Office (889-8056) if you plan to attend. Hope to see you on April 23rd! CORNELIA G. ESTEP 4-H 4-H Market Hog' project sign up extended until April 24!! What is the 4-H Market Hog Project? The 4-H Market Hog Project allows you to raise and care for your very own pig! Feeding and care information is provided along with a 4-H Project Record Book. Record Book completion is a required part of the project! There is an 'up front' cost of $115 for this project animal. This fee is -to be paid prior to the delivery of the pig. You cannot obtain a pig from another source for this project. How the project works: This 4-H project is limited to 20 youth ages 9-18. The registered applications will receive a 50 to 60 pound pig. The pigs will be pur- chased from one producer. This will ensure that the pigs are of the same breed, age, and approximate weight and size. The 4-Hers will care for their pigs and handle them throughout the summer. They MUST bring their pigs to the Russell County Fair on September 11, 2015, for the 4-H Market Hog Show. Cash awards will be given. The completed Project Record Books are REQUIRED and must be turned in to the Russell County Extension Office by September 25, 2015 to be judged. You will need: A space with shelter to keep your pig. Feed, supplements, equip- ment for feeding and watering the pig and a 4-H Market Hog Project Record Book. When will we begin: The project will'begin in early May, 2015 with a club meeting, where the first 20 4-Hers who signed up for the project will pay for their pig/pigs, receive your project book, and instructions. Workshop dates and infor- mation will be mailed or emailed to the 4-H'ers. The project will end after the 4- H Hog Show at the Russell County Fair. Pigs will arrive in early June. Prizes will be awarded: The hogs will be judged during the 4-H Hog Show at the Russell County Fair on September 11, 2015 at 7:30pm. You will also be eligi- ble to show in the 4-H State Show at the VA State Fair. You will be contacted-as to the day of the 4-H Market Hog Project Club meetings. Complete written direc- tions to your farm MUST be given in order to receive your hog. For more information Call: Cornelia Estep, 4-H Agent - Russell County Extension Office 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SYNOPSIS OF 2014-15 BUDGET ADJUSTMENT AS REQUIRED BY THE STATE OF VIRGINIA CODE 15.2-2504. BUDGETS, AUDITS AND REPORTS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWN OF ST. PAUL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC tlEARING AT 5:30 P.M. ON MONDAY, APRIL 20, 20t5 AT THE TOWN HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS TO CONSIDER A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT FOR THE CURRENT 2014- 2015 BIJ- DGET. TilE PROPOSED ADJUSTMENT IS GREATER THAN 1% OF THE TOTAL BUDGET. SYNOPSIS OF BUDGET ADJ[USTMENT GENERAL FUND REVENUE ADJUSTMENT Account Account Name Number Real Estate Tax 10-301-1000 Personal Property "tax 10-301-0000 Business Licenses 10-304-0000 Coal Severarice Tax 10-312-0000 Loan Proceeds 10- 345-0000 DMV Grant Receipts 10-395-0000 Current Proposed Amended Budget Adjustment Budget $2,100,000$ 236,3 t9 $2,336,319 $ 30,000 $ 20,000 $ 50,000 $ 130,000 ($ 10,000)$ 120,000: $ 55,000 ($ 10.000)$ 45,000 : $ -0- $ 102,000 $ 102,0002 $ 3,(KI0 $ 2,400 $ 5,400 GENERAL FUND EXPENSE ADJUSTMENT Account Account Name ' Number Tax Rebate-Dom Contingency Admin Services Repairs & Maintainence-SD Equipment-SD Health Ins.-PD Materials & Supplies-PD Vehicle Exp-PD K-9 Exp-PD Emergency Response Equip Uniforms-PD Pymt on Patrol Cars- Debt Service-PD Repairs & Maint.-Pool Repairs & Maint.-Rec Capital Outlay-Rec. Transfer Utility Fund 10-400-2600 10-400-5000 10-400-0650 10-500-2500 10-500-2600 10-510-0360 10-510-1000 10-510-1400 t0-510-1.490 10-5t0-.1600 1Cr-5 I0-4000 10-510-5000 10-5 t.0-5500 10-620-3000 i0-621-3000 t 0-621-4500 10-660-7000 Current Proposed Amended Budget Adjustment Budget $ 400.000 $ 47,264 $ 447,264 $ 893,000 S 231,955 $.1,124,955 5,000 5,ooo l 0;0 0 52;175 20,000$ 72,175 $ 7,000 $ 4,000$ 11,000 $ 8,000 $ 14,000$ 22,000 $ 2,000 $ 1,000 $ 3,000 $ - 0- $ 7,000 $ 7,000 $ i 000 $ 2,000 $ 3,000 $ 30.000$ 62,000$ 92,000 $ -0- $ 34,000 $ 34,000 $ 5,000 $ 3,000 $ 8,000 $ 5,000 $ 4,000 5; 9,000 $ 20,000$ 5,000$ 25,000 $ 157,(X)0 ($ 107,000) $ 50,000 GENERAL FUND REVENUE INCREASE OF $ 340,719 GENERAL FUND EXPENSES INCREASE OF $ 340,719 UTILITY FUND REVENUE ADJUSTMENT Account Account Current Name Number Budget, Water Rents 20-350-0000 $300 000 Trans From GF 20-370-0000 $157,000 Proposed Amended Adiustment Budget ($ 35,000) $265,000 ($107,000) $ 50,000 UTILITY FUND EXPENSE ADJUSTMENT Account Account Current Name,Number Budget Permits & Fees 20-800-0800 $ 4)- Interest on Debt 20-800-900t $ 5,000 Repairs & Mainl. 20-810-3000 ' $ 212,000 Engineer-Fluoride Gr 20-800-6300 $ -0- UTILITY FUND REVF UE DECREASE OF ($142,000) Proposed Amended Adiustmem Budget $ 3,OOO $ 3,000 $ 30,000 $ 35,000 ($185,000) $ 27,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000 UTILITY FUND EXPENSES DECR EASE OF ($142,000)