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U.S. Army big band CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, April 20, 2017 Page 5 appear locally The Virginia Dept. of Forestry & Clinch Valley Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Tree Give Away Join us in an early Earth Day celebration on Friday of April 21 st for our Annual Tree Give Away. Planting trees on your property will improve air quality, help protect soils, and create wildlife habitat in your own backyard. We will be giving away com- mon apple, common pear, river birch, white pine, Washington Hawthorne and a few other varieties. The tree give away will be held from 11:00 AM to 4:00PM April 21st, the Lebanon Farmers Market, located in the Russell County Government Center parking lot. Lebanon Farmers Market 139 Highland Drive Lebanon, VA 24266 Any Questions please c o n t a c t Siobhan.Nishida@ cvsw- cd.org or call 276-889- 4650 ex. 112 The Jazz J.W. Adams Combined Jazz Ambassadors of the Ambassadors--America's School. U.S. Army Field Band and Big Band, the official tour- The concert is presented Chorus, formed in 1969. ing big band of the United by Pro-Art Association asThey have received great States Army, will be in part of the W. Campbell acclaim both at home and concert Tuesday, April 25 Edmonds Memorial Series. abroad, performing at 7:30 p.m. in the This 19-member ensem- America's original art Performing Arts Center at ble, officially named Theform, jazz. The band has 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 22 Southwest Virginia Angus "Double Header" Washington County Fairgrounds - 12 noon May 15 4-H Mini-Garden Project Meeting Russell Co Extension Office -~ 6 pm 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 Weed of the Week: Poison Hemlock Poison Hemlock is known by many names: snake-weed, poison parsley, and poison stinkweed. Its lifecycle is similar to thistle - a biennial with a basal rosette during the first year and an erect branch the second year. Poison hemlock foliage resembles that of a carrot or parsley. The purple coloring on the stems and fern- like leaves are identifying characteristics. Flowers of poison hemlock resemble umbrellas with multiple small white blooms. All parts of the plant contain toxic alkaloids (including coniine) that can cause respiratory failure in humans and animals when ingested. It has been reported that dried plant stems can remain toxic for up to three years. Fortunately several her- bicide formulations are effective in controlling this species including 2,4-D, 2,4-D + Banvel, Redeem, and Grazon. Control is most effective when the plants are in the rosette stage (spread out on the ground like a plate) so treat early. For more information concerning weed control, please contact the Extension Office. Herbicides listed are for educational purposes only - others formulation may be equally effective. 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. 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 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 transportation 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 reg- istration then payments due in May and June. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards will be accepted along with cash and checks. For more information or a 4-H Camp Registration Packet, please contact the Extension Office at 276.889.8056. 4-H Market Hog Project What is the 4-H Market Hog Project? The 4-H Market Hog Projectallows 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 $110 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. Prizes will be awarded: The hogs will be judged during the 4-H Hog Show at the Russell County Fair. You will also be eligible 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 directions to your farm MUST be given in order to receive your hog. For more information, please call the Russell County Extension Office at 276- 889-8056. 4-H Poultry Project What is the 4-H Poultry Project? The 4-H Poultry Project allows you to raise and care for your very own chickens! 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 $25 for for 25 baby chicks! This fee is to be paid prior to the delivery of the chicks. You cannot obtain chickens from another source for this project. Prizes will be awarded: The chickens will be judged during the 4-H Poultry Show at the Russell County Fair. Project book awards are also available. For more information, please call the Russell County Extension Office at 276- 889-8056. The Russell County Extension Unit -- Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade and Bill Worrell m is located on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website at www.ext.vt.edu/ appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Notable performances include concerts at interna- tional jazz festivals in Montreux, Switzerland; Newport, Rhode Island; Toronto, Canada; Brussels, Belgium; and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. Admission is free to all. UVa-Wise 'students receive cultural credit for attending this event. Sponsors are the Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation. For information or assistance for persons with special needs, call Pro-Art at 276-376-4520 or visit www.proartva.org Classical guitarist on tap in Wise Tomas Rodrigues, clas- New York City's world sical guitarist, will be pre- music scene create an sented in concert by Pro- engaging groove, touching Art Association and UVa- harmonies and a mesmer- Wise on Thursday, Aprilizing exploration of the 20. guitar's rich background in It will be at 7:30 p.m. in the music of the Americas, the Chapel of All Faiths at Europe and Africa. UVa-Wise. Tickets are $15 for Rodriguez has been adults, $10 for seniors praised as "playing guitar (55+) and K-12 and col- with a passionate originali- lege students are admitted ty, with an individual free. UVa-Wise students touch, drawing from thereceive cultural credit for musical heart of the Latin attending this event. world." Sponsors are the The folk and classical Virginia Commission for traditions of Spain andthe Arts, the National South America are richly Endowment for the Arts evident in Rodriguez' play- and the University of ing, but he transmutes Virginia's College at Wise. them into a sound clearly, For information or fervently his own. assistance for persons with His original composi- special needs, call Pro-Art tions and collaborations at 276-376-4520 or visit with leading musicians in www.proartva.org 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 school for the full school day each day school is in session beginning in August. Transportation is furnished by Wise County's regular school buses. Additional information is available by calling the Principal or Guidance Counselor at the nearest primary or elementary school or the Title I Office (276-328-6220) at th6 Wise County School Board Office. Open Monday through Saturday Milton Shopping Center Castlewood 1 ---- --5 - ......................................................... LL.._.~L..~L.L ............ Southwest Virginia Veterans Forum an Healthcare Thursday, April 20th 10:30 a.m. VFW Ribbon Cutting I12 p,m. to 7 p.m, Healthcare Forum Russell County Government Center 137 Highlands Drive,I Lebanon, VA Representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services: Deputy Commissioner Steven J, Combs Virginia Oepartment of Veterens Services Board Members Veteran Benefit Counselors W~ll be ~n hand to provide detai~s about the Veterans Choice Program. The medic, a) staff from Russell County Medical Center and Mountain States Health Alliance will provide free health screenings as well as physician presentations and education oo pertinent healthcare topics relating to veterans, Make plans to attend this f~ee and informative evenL No registration is required, For additional information, please contact the Russell County Medical Center administrative office at 276-883-8100, RUSSELL COUNT~ MEDICA~ CENTER - R us'~t~ County M,ed,~=l ~r se~t V~rlCran Go~nmvaity Cd~ Mwar~i~ ~tat~s He~h AIt~r,u* People. Trust. Experience. 58 C~reoll SL I Leb .... VA ~ ~