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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, April 20, 2017 CHS seniors: Peyton Jessee, Cassidy Fleming, Allison Skeens, Sydney Strange, Lindsey Taylor, Autumn Hall. Photo by Benjie Hicks Kayla Layne batting in Castlewood/Council game. Photo by Benjie Hicks "Courts to Classrooms" program held at Central High School Food City Family celebrates 30 years Larry Utsman, Paul Lewis, Terry Anderson and Travis Tiller Kart drivers Brandon Morris and Drew Eades Street Stock driver Colin Eades U-Car drivers Amber Huff man, Andrew Hudgins, Jacob Thomas, Kayla Surber and Zack Mathena \ Super Stock driver Bobby Helton Lonesome Pine driver Kevin Wolfe Kingsport Speedway driver Kres VanDyke Open Wheel Modified drivers Morgan Widener and Richard Shupe Dirt driver Philip Thompson Forge Muscle Cars - George Lopata, Sr., George Lopata, Jr., Jim Fritz, Larry Payne, Austin Payne and Tim Lopata Mod drivers Rodney Surber and Toby Jones Banjo Neal - previously with Animal Planet's popu- lar series, "Call of the Wildman" NASCAR photographer - Ray Lamm Miss Food City 2017, Callie Corum of Luttrell, TN Race to Victory's John Earnhardt Please note that sched- uling and driver appear- ances are subject to change and autographs are limited to time availability. Live entertainment begins at 4:00 p.m. and C.H. "Chuck" Slemp, II1, Commonwealth's Attorney for Wise County & the City of Norton, held tiae first of two special pro- grams with Wise County Public Schools and Norton City Public Schools Msigned to teach high ~ool seniors about the ~inal justice system and ~affourage them to make ff~se decisions, called 'i~ourts to Classrooms." ~' ~ A special setting of the i3fise County General ~strict Court was held at ~ntral High School ~uditorium before an audi- ~~ace of high school seniors ~om three area high s~hools: Eastside High ~ehool, Union High ,~chool, and Central High ,~hool. Two criminal trials ~re heard, a Shoplifting ~egation and a driving ffr~der the influence case, ~ith Wise County General District Court Judge Clarence E. "Bud" Phillips ~,esiding. Participants in the trials included Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp and Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney -Stephen Davis, defense attorneys Joseph Carico and Brent Fleming, Wise County Circuit Court Clerk J~ck Kennedy, Wise COunty Sheriff Ronnie Oakes, officers from the Wise County Sheriffs Office, and Norton City Police Department. Following the trial, stu- dents had an opportunity to ask questions and engage in a dialogue about the cases. Slemp said, "We want to thank everyone involved in this program and our school systems for the opportunity to share with their students. It is impor- tant for our young people to see firsthand how the criminal justice system works. We scheduled these programs to follow spring break and ahead of prom season with the hope that we inspire young people to make wise choices in the future." Greg Mullins, Wise County Public Schools Superintendent, said, "Our school system is excited to be afforded the opportunity to offer our students an inside look at the functions of the judiciary. We want them to get an understand- ing of how the court sys- tem works, but we espe- cialiy want them to under- stand how making .wrong choices about things such as speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drug use, and other crimes can deeply and adversely affect their Arbor book on tree !care available ~' i The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree- care booklet designed to help people plant and care for Wees. ~ Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friend- ly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and eas- fly-understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to ~the Foundation this month. "Conservation Trees is an ideal resource for tree 1 "r " p ante s, said John Rosenow, founder and chief execu- tive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Taking care of exist- ir/g trees is just as critical as planting new ones, and prop- er care ensures communities are able to fully enjoy the .diverse benefits of urban forestry." ;'~. The booklet provides details about the right way to ~lS_nt and prune trees. It also includes tips on using shade ~trees and windbreaks to save on energy, costs, attract .~ongbirds and create a living snow fence. ~-~ : To receive the Conservation Trees booklet, send a $3 ~heck along with your name and address to: Conservation ,Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska ~[ty, NE 68410, or order online at vationtrees. lives. We appreciate Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp and his staff for their efforts in making this event possible." A second special setting of the Wise County General District Court is scheduled to be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the City of Norton at J.I. Burton High School library with a crim- inal trial for underage drinking and driving. City of Norton Public School Seniors will be in the audi- ence for the trial. Gina Wohlford, Norton City Public Schools Superintendent, said, "Any time we can provide real- world experiences for learning, it has a greater impact We are fortunate to have a Commonwealth's Attorney and criminal jus- tice system that values our youth. Our students are excited to be a part of this program." Come see Bryce for any of your new or used auto needs. Food City Family Race Night is one of the premier pre-race events on the NASCAR circuit. This year, the company is proud to be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this popular fan-based event, which will return to Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, April 21st. Fans can expect an exciting line-up of Xfinity and Monster Energy Series drivers, interactive ses- sions, show cars, simula- tors, souvenir trailers and entertainment, combined with a massive offering of free food samples (while supplies last). Festivities will get underway at 4 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m., and admission is free of charge. Food City has already received confirmations from several popular driv- ers and attractions. Among those already confirmed are: Kyle Busch (6:00 p.m. - 200 wristbands given out at 4:00 p.m. at distribution tent) Kasey Kahne (6:00 p.m. - 300 wristbands given out at 4:00 p.m. at distribution tent) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (6:00 p.m. - 200 wrist- bands given out at 4:00 p.m. at distribution tent) Aric Almirola (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.) Brandon Jones (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.) Brendan Gaughan (6:00 Night Jordan Anderson Lexi Gay Ross Chastain (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.) Jeremy Clements (time TBD) Late Model drivers Danny Casteel, Dennis ' Deese, Matthew Eades, Adam Gray and Pork Chop Shupe NASCAR Legends Brownie Hobby, - 7:00 p.m.) Cole Whitt (time TBD) Hannah Seal (5:00 - 9:00 p.m.) JJ Yeley (time TBD) Ryan Reed (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.) , p.m. Audra McLaughlin, 2014 Finalist from NBC's hit sensation "The Voice" will perform live in concert from 5:30 until 6:00 p.m. Welcome ceremonies will follow at 6:00 p.m., featuring MC Larry McReynolds, Mike Helton, Vice Chairman of NASCAR and Audra McLaughlin, singing the National Anthem. Several King, Gene special announcements and John Utsman, presentations will be also features a number of talent- ed artists, including Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad from 4:00 until 4:45 p.m. and the Dugger Band from 4:45 until 5:30 made, including Len and Eddie Wood, seven-time NASCAR cup champion, Richard Petty and Kelley Eamhardt Miller. A question and answer session featuring Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Jr. Motorsports drivers Elliott! Sadler, Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and William Byron will follow welcome cere- monies at 6:30 p.m. Larry McReynolds, Darrell Waltrip, Richard Childress and Jeb Burton will take the stage for the Racing Review at 6:45 p.m., followed by a com- petitive series of interac- tive games, featuring a number of drivers, includ- ing Bubba Wallace, Daniel Hemric and Brandon Jones at 7:30 p.m. Appalachia Service Project will make a special announcement at 7:50 p.m., followed by a moving tribute to our nation's vet- erans, given by Steve Wingfield and Audra McLaughlin at 7:55 p.m. Brad Keslowski will also participate in a special question and answer ses- sion (time TBD). The Tony Justice Band will take the stage for a live performance at 8:00 p.m. The event will close with a special fireworks display (weather permitting) at 9:05 p.m. Food City would like to thank this year's media partners, Bristol Herald Courier and News Channel 11 in your corner. Food City will also host a Family Race Night event in Knoxville, TN on Thursday, April 20th at the Knoxville Expo Center from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Event proceeds benefit the East Tennessee Children's Hospital. For a complete listing of Food City Family Race Night attractions and events, visit their website at, where updates will be post- ed periodically, or follow Food City on Twitter @ FoodCity#FoodCity500 #FCRaceNight. Russell County Kids Fishing Day May 20 The 22nd Annual Russell County Kids Fishing Day will be held on Saturday May 20th, at the Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve/Big Cedar Creek. Fishing for the children will begin at 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ages are 15 years old and younger. Lunch will be served for free at 11:45 a.m. to those attend- ing the event. Fishing poles and supplies will be hand- ed out while supplies last, first come first serve bases. Prizes will be drawn for after lunch; the children will need to sign in at the registration table upon arrival in order to be eligi- ble for the prizes. (Must be present to win). Adults will not be allowed to fish until after 2:00 p.m. For any addition- al information contact Linda Couch at (276) 254- 1669 or Judy Farmer at (276) 220-6319 or Donna Sue Musick (276) 889- 5384 The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, The Cleveland Virginia Rural Development, Inc. local businesses and individuals will be sponsoring this spe- cial event. Everyone wel- come. Like this 2017 Chevrolet Silverado with 16% off MSRP. ~/G~cer ~N~~ ........ ~i ~S~w C~dy ~a4me~