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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, April 21, 2016 Page 5 Appalachian Power announces $14 million transmission project for Scott County First aid instructor class held in Dante on June 22-30, 1938. Front row, left to right, Brady Smith, Ford Osborne, Holland Jessee, G.C. Turner, F.S. Pippin, O.A. Ashbrook, Robert Gibson, A.S. Buskell, Frank Wohlford. Middle row, Clyde Williams, Ival Sproles, Luther Fleenor, Douglas Harris, Harold Bibb, W.C. Davis. Back row, Denver Linen, James Parrott, Howard Cassell, Everett Dishman, E.E. Quenon, instructor, Harold Jessee, Ted Ramey and V.E. Fox. Our thanks to Shirley Sproles for sharing this picture. Russell County Fair Association hosts 2nd Annual Community Yard Sale to celebrate Earth Day Come celebrate Earth ticipate in this community outside) of your rental Day at the Russell County event. This is a great space andifyou wouldlike Fairgrounds on Friday, opportunity to gather all RCFA to supply a table. April 22nd and Saturday,kinds of household itemsCredit cards can be accept- April 23rd (rain or shine) while spring cleaning and ed for rental spaces. A form from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at recycle by selling them to with details is listed on the the 2nd ANNUAL COM- earn some extra cash. Russell County Fair & MUNITY YARD SALE. Rental space prices for Horse Show Facebook The Russell County Fair those that would like to sell Page or you can call 276- Association would like to their treasures are $20.00 - 762-2261 for details. welcome churches, scouts, $30.00 total for both days. We will also welcome dance schools, sports Prices depend on size home sale product vendors teams, school groups, indi- (8'x10' or 10'xl0') and such as Avon, Thirty-One, vidual households and any- location (inside etc. at these same rental one that would like to par- Commercial Building or space prices to be placed in Russell County Extensi, m 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 23 4-H Area Contest - For youth qualifying in school Twin Valley Elementary School - Oakwood, VA May 10 4-H Hog Project Participant Meeting Russell County Extension Office - 6:30 pm Call Ms. Estep to get your 4-H Project Pig! May 12 4-H Mini-Garden Project - Plant Pick-up Russell County Extension Office - 6:30 pm If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE Russell County Cattlemen's Meeting The Russell County Cattlemen's Association will meet on Thursday, April 21 st at 6:30 pm at the Russell County EXTENSION OFFICE in Lebanon. After din- ner Dr. John Currin (VA/MD Regional College of Vet Medicine) will discuss: - The new medicial directive concerning antibiotics in feeds and minerals. - Spring / summer cattle working tips - Backgrounding during the summer months Everyone is invited to the meeting! In order to prepare for dinner, please call the Extension Office to let us know that you are coming. 276.889.8056 March VQA Feeder Calf Sale (part 2) Participants in the VQA Feeder Calf Sale delivered their animals to Tri-State Market on Monday, April 4th (steers) and Monday, April llth (heifers). All ani- mals in the sale were weaned 45 days, vaccinated, and feed and water trough bro- ken. 1,147 animals were weighed and penned into their respective groups accord- ing to weight, size, and color. Sixteen trailers were loaded and shipped. **Special thanks to everyone at Tri-State Market for their hard work in getting this complet- ed.** Listed below are some interesting statistics from the sale. Prices from the VQA Sale were directly compared to the Virginia Department of Agriculture's Graded Sales Report for the week of March 24 - 30. Prices for Medium and Large Frame #1's were used from the VDACS report. Sale Statistics: Value of all animals sold $1,282,409.01 VQA Added Value $139,188.92 % Increase as result of VQA Program 12.18% Average Added Value per head $121.35 Average Value of VQA Steer $1,209.12 Premium over State Graded Sales ($ / Cwt) +$18.68 Average Value of VQA Heifer $1,042.41 Premium over State Graded Sales ($ / Cwt) +$17.91 The next VQA Feeder Calf Sale will be held on July llth. To be eligible for this sale, calves must be weaned by June 4th. For more information or to consign calves, please contact the Extension Office at 276.889.8056 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. CORNELIA G. ESTEP- 4-H 4-H Market Hog Project 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. 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 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 a separate location from yard sale vendors. There are extra requirements for these vendors so please call 276-762-2261 for details. The Russell County Fair & Horse Show was award- ed "The Best Fair in the State of Virginia," by the Virginia Association of Fairs in January of 2016 for 14 of 18 years. We appreci- ate our volunteers, spon- sors and local audience. Well over 100 individuals volunteer to keep the Russell County Fair and Horse Show a successful annual event, We hope that the community will enjoy participating by selling or shopping at this event: We will continue to update the public on our Facebook page before and during the sale. This two day event is open to the public with no fees to shop or park. Come shop local, celebrate Earth Day, recycle and support your community on April 22nd and April 23rd! Appalachian Power plans to start construction this month on a project to help with the demand for electricity in southwest Virginia. The Duffield Area Improvements Project is an estimated $14 million investment in transmission upgrades to better serve customers in Scott County, Va. The company identified the need to improve area electric reliability during the winter of 2014. Extreme weather condi- tions could create stress on the existing system and lead to power outages. "Appalachian Power will upgrade the transmis- sion system to help ensure reliable electric service to our customers," said Mary Begley, external affairs manager for the company. "Upgrading the equipment to the most up-to-date stan- dards will improve our restoration times during outages and provide the area with a transmission system that can enhance economic development." The project will upgrade approximately 15 miles of transmission line from 34.5 kilovolt (kV) to 69 kV, build about two miles of new 138 kV trans- mission line, construct a new substation, and retire and remove an existing substation. All construction will take place in Scott County near Jefferson National Forest. When completed, the work will add about $60,000 in taxes annually to Scott County. Construction is expe~t- ed to start this spring. All work associated with the first phase of construction will be done within exist- ing right-of-way. The sec- ond phase of construction includes the building of the new transmission line and substation and will take place on easements and property previously acquired by Appalachian Power. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. "As with any Appalachian Power pro- ject, minimizing impacts on people and the environ- ment will be a top priori- ty," said Begley. "We will work closely with property owners to answer any of their questions." The Duffield Area Improvements Project is part of the $645 million investment in announced system upgrades of trans- mission infrastructure in southwestern Virginia. Additional information about the projects can be found at m/Virginia. Appalachian Power has 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee (as AEP Appalachian Power). It is a unit of American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to nearly 5.4 million customers through 223,000 miles of distribu- tion lines in 11 states. AEP owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage trans- mission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 32,000 megawatts of gen- erating capacity in the U.S. Wise County Public Schools Pre-K registration continues for 2016-2017 school year Primary and elementary schools in Wise County with kindergarten classes are now taking applications for the 2016-2017 Pre-K Program. Students must be four years old on or before September 30, 2016, to be eligible for the program. Parents should bring the child's birth cer- tificate or other proof of birth date 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 the Wise County School Board Office. Twilight's Last Gleaming Student Veterans of Registration fee includes America 5K Walk and Run free t-shirt. Early registra- Saturday, April 30 at Green tion $15; Day of event $20. Belt beginning at BullitPurchase a luminary in Park, Big Stone Gap. Walk honor of a veteran for $5. 5 p.m. Run 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit out- reach and scholarship funds for MECC student veterans. Contact Lena Grace at MECC 276-523- 2400 extension 217. THE RUSSELL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION IS HOSTING... A COMMUNITY YARD SALE (RAIN OR SHINE) AT II tl rd Turn your treasures into CASH at the 2"d Annual Community Yard Sale $30.00 8xlO ft Space Inside Commercial Building with table $30.00 8x10 ft Space Outside under Shetter with table $2.5.00 8xto ft Space Inside Commercial Building no table $25.00 8x10 ft Space Outside under Shelter no table $20.00 10x10 ft Space Outside no table no shelter *We will also accept vendors of home sale products (Avon, Thirty-One, etc,) at these same prices to be located separate from yard sale vendors. However these vendors have additional requirements. Please call 276-762-2261 for details, $ DATE OF SALE: April 22nd & 23'0 TIME OF SALE: 8:30am - 4:30pro Name: Address: HOME / CELL PHONE: EMAIL: Questions: 276-7S2-2261 Mail forms & payment to: RCFA PO BOX 2105 LEBANON, VA 24266