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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, May 4, 2017 Page 5 activit SPE's Pre-K class is on the move! Mr. Sabo's Pre-K the class got to enjoy a picnic lunch outside on the college class has been on the move with learning outside the campus. On April 21st, Pre-K hit the road again but this classroom. On April 14th, Pre-K went on a trip to UVA- time they went to Positively Gymnastics in Lebanon, VA. Wise to visit the science department, where Professor This time the students got a real experience to the world Adriana Undreia and her Science students planned a lot of of exercise and fun physical activity. The students got to activities, lessons, and stations for Pre-K to gain hands on walk on balance beams, go through obstacle courses, per- experience with Science. The students got the chance to form real gymnastic routines, and even swing on ropes. learn about the five senses, magnets, sound, and even Included is a picture of the class at the gymnastics place gravity. The students even got to shoot off toy rockets to and a picture of Pre-K student; Bentley DeRamus shoot- the sky. After gaining a hands on experience with Science ing a rocket at UVA-Wise] Bentley DeRamus at UVA-Wise Stop for any school bus loading or unloading children! IT'S THE LAW! SPE's Pre-K class hits the stage! On April 18th, Mr. The class performed several songs from the beloved Sabo's Pre-K class from St. Paul Elementary performed movie and each student had their own lines to remember "The Lion King" in front of faculty, family, and friends, and recite in front of the audience. Bravo Pre-K! SWCC Driver's RuSsell Count; Extension News Education Behind-the- The Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division presents this week's Extension News. Extension Calendar of Events: May 15 4-H Mini-Garden Project Meeting & Plant Pick-up Russell Co Extension Office - 6 pm May 16 Russell County Cattlemen's Association 6:30 pm at Russell Co Conference Center June 3 Last day to wean for the July VQA Feeder Calf Sale July 4 Last day to vaccinate for July 10 VQA Feeder Sale July 10 VQA Feeder Calf Sale Russell County Conference Center - 6 pm July 17-21 Russell County Jr. 4-H Camp Southwest Virginia 4-H Center - Abingdon, VA If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) check Virginia Cooperative Extension - Russell County on Facebook. 889-8056 or SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE Weed of the Week: Thistle This week's "Weed of the Week" is the Plumeless Thistle. The plumeless thistle is a member of the sunflower family (Asteracea). It is an economically important weed as it reduces the productivity of pastures by compet- ing with desirable species. We often find large colonies of this species in areas that are overgrazed or in disturbed sites. The Plumeless Thistle is often referred to as the "Canadian Thistle" but this name is incorrect. The true Canadian Thistle is a perennial that comes back in the same spot every year. It also has underground stems (rhi- zomes) like Johnsongrass that make control difficult. Plumeless thistles spread by seeds. The average plant will produce approximately 35 to 60 flowers and each flower will contain 50 to 80 seeds. Each seeds is carried by a pappus (the white feathery structure) in the wind. Seeds can travel up to 300 feet from the mother plant with a gentle breeze. The Plumeless Thistle is a biennial" seeds sprout and the plant spreads on the ground like a plate (rosette) in year one, and the plant bolts upward (grows a stem) in year two. Biennials (like the plumeless thistle) are best controlled when they are in the rosette stage. Now is an excellent time to spray thistles! Many herbicide for- mulations that will control this species including: Cimmaron Plus, 2,4-D, 2,4-D + Banvel, Banvel, Grazon, GrazonNext, Milestone, and Crossbow. For more information concerning weed control, please contact the Extension Office. Herbicides listed are for educational purposes only - others formulation may be equally effective. Russell County Cattlemen's Association The next meeting of the Russell County Cattlemen's Association will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 pm at the Russell County Conference Center in Lebanon. The meeting will focus on brush control with presen- tations by Air Assault (helicopters) and Dow AgroSciences (suppliers of GrazonNext HL, PastureGard, Remedy I Ultra, and Chaparral herbicides). Dinner will be served. If you would like to attend, please contact the Extension Office so we can prepare the food. (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. This year-for 4-H Camp registration - payment plans are available and credit cards will be accepted. 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 registration then payments due in May and June. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards will be accept- ed along with cash and checks. THERE ARE STILL A FEW SPOTS LEVI'! Please call the Extension Office for a registration packet. 276.889.8056 BILL WORRELL - FORESTRY Online Program Offered for Landowners Virginia landowners looking to gain an understanding of how to keep their woods healthy and productive can do so in the comfort of their own home. Virginia Cooperative Extenbion and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment are offering an online course to help private landowners become better stewards of their land. The 12-week Online Woodland Options for Landowners course, which runs from May 15 to Aug. 4, teaches basic management principles and techniques for both novice and veteran private forest landowners. Materials provided include four reference books and access to an online a tree identification tutorial. Natural resource professionals and experienced landowners serve as mentors for the students and help with questions via the course Group Discussion Board. "Interest in this cc.urse, now in its 14th year, continues to grow," said Jennifer Gagnon, coordinator of the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program. "Participants love the convenience of an online course and appreciate the opportunity to connect with experts as well as experienced landowners." Participants may attend an optional field trip at the conclusion of the course, which allows them to hone their new skills and interact with one another and with natural resource professionals. Those participants who com- plete all of the optional advanced assignments, which require additional materials, can finish the course with a draft forest management plan. The registration fee is $45 per family. Pt -t.icipants must have access to a computer with a web browser and an email account; access to a printer is strongly recommended. Register for the course online. Find more detailed information, including computer requirements and the complete syllabus, on the course wcbsite. For additional information, email Andrew Vinson or call 540-231-6494. The Russell County Extension Unit-- Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade and Bill Worrell-- is locat- ed on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website at www.ext, Wheel class Do you need your observation) to complet+ Behind-the-Wheel dri- Behind-the-Wheel require; ving? NO WAITING. ments. Students must als6 Southwest Virginia complete the 45 - hour dri; Community College is cur- ving log witl rently enrolling students in parent/guardian certifyin Driver's Education that the teen has driven Behind-the-Wheel class, least 45 hours, at least 15 The Behind-the-Wheel being completed after sun; periods are scheduled for set. Tuition for Behind-the'- Monday through Friday. Wheel is $225.00. The driving session will To register or for addf start as soon as the registra- tional information, contact tion is completed and I the Driver Training have two students enrolled. Services office at The instructor will contact Southwest Virginia the students to schedule the Community College by days and times of each dri- calling 276.964.7369, by ving period. Students must e m a i 1 i n g complete 14 - 50 minute, or periods (7 fifty-minute v i s i t i n g periods of driving and 7 fifty-minute periods of ed/. St. Paul Full Time Position benefits Apply in person Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Open Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 am until 4 pm 3201 Dwina Road T.R.A.S.H Ministry Building We have lots of great items with new items arriving everyday. If you are interested in renting a booth or you just want to buy, come by and see all the great deals we have. Call Dave 276-608-1057 or 276-708-1946