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\ t t CLINCH VALLEY TIMES. St. Paul. VA, Country Cabin Thursday, May 5, 2011 Page 5 ilbe Recipes by Mildred Hdbert ,v The Country Cabin, located in Norton on The Crooked Road POPSICLES Music Trail will feature Blue- 1 pkg. Kool-Aid. any flavor grass Circle on Saturday, May 7. 1-3 oz. pkg. jello, any flavor Admission for the night is $5 for 1 cup sugar adults (12 and over) and $1 for 2 cups hot water children 2- l I. 2 cups cold water Each Saturday night, from Mix together. Pour into 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, live popsicle molds. Freeze. Makes bluegrass music from the best in 14-16 popsicles. local bands is featured. Dancing includes clogging, two-step, free- CHICKENSALAD style, broom dances and cake 4 or 5 cups chicken, cooked walks, and chopped Local musicians are welcome 2 tsp. onion, grated to play halftime breaks, 1 cup chopped celery The Country Cabin is located ½ cup chopped green pepper one and one-half, miles west of 2/3 cup chopped almonds or Norton (between Norton and pecans Appalachia). Watch for signs.2 cu ps green grapes Events at the Country Cabin '/4 cup coffee creamer are sponsored by Appalachian 2/3 cup mayonnaise Traditions, Inc.. a non-profit l tsp. salt organization. No alcohol is per- 'A tsp. pepper mitted. 2 tbsp. vinegar For more information, call Mix everything together. 276-679-3541. Chili. AT THE MARKET...Saturday was the season's opening day of the Clinch River Jam sessions are held each Farmers Market on Market Square in St. Paul, and the event was pronounced a TuesdaYadmission.nightAilat musicians7:00 p.m. Freeand huge success by almost everybody who attended. Included in the morning's spectators welcome. activities were a lot of vendors, a lot of customers, a lot of browsers, and wonderful at 6:00Cl°ggingpm eachClasseSwednesdaybegin MaYfor4 entertainment by Bluegrass Circle, a Market favorite, six weeks at $20 person. Call m 1/, cup chopped pimento 3A tsp. salt '/4 tsp. pepper l-5 oz. pkg. noodles, cooked and drained 1 cup soft bread crumbs 3 tbsp. margarine, melted Brown beef in a skillet or Dutch oven. Add onion and cook until tender. Add corn, soup, sour cream, pimento, salt and pepper. Stir in cooked noodles and spoon into a casserole. Mix soft bread crumbs with melted margarine and sprinkle over top. Bake 350° for 30 minutes. PIZZA POTATOES 1 lb. ground beef or sausage 1 box scalloped potatoes ' 1-16 oz. can tomatoes 1 'A cups water '/4 tsp. oregano 1 pkg. mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 pkg. pepperoni HAMBURGER-CORN CASSEROLE 1 ,/,_ lb, lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 1-12 oz. can whole kernel corn. drained sausageBr°wn an dgr°uc dain, beeEfm; potatoes and seasoned packet into a 2 quart casserole. Heat water, tomatoes and oregano to boiling, then stir into potatoes. Arrange pepperoni on top; ]3ut 276-679-5559 for information. 1 can cream of chicken soup ground beef or sausage dyer ginia Cooperative Extension and The Heart of Appalachia; is set for Friday, May 20 through Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at the Russell County Fairgrounds in Castle- wood. Admission to and parking for the festival is flee. It will showcase works by Appalachian artists and craftsmen, feature various agricultural demonstra- tions and displays, and present educational short courses. Local storytellers will entertain ele- mentary school-age children from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days, and kids will also be able to participate in a variety of heritage games. "We are fostering tourism developmem in the Coalfield counties of Southwest Virginia where coal mining occurs," said Andy Hankins, education sup- port specialist with Cooperative might benefit from learning about how certain crops, livestock, crafts and value-added foods lend themselves to direct marketing through tourism and travel sales." Besides the allure of good food and wholesome fun, fest- ival visitors will learn about home food preservation meth- Castlewood High School will observe the following proce- dures regarding attendance during SOL test week (May 16- 20, 2011); Students involved in SOL testing are required to be in school. Students who do not have an SOL test during a testing period do not have to attend ods; making jams and jellies at school, but may choose to do so. home; woodland production of* Students who attend American Ginseng; sweet sorg- Russell County Career & hum syrup production and pro- cessing; woodland mushroom production; beekeeping; medic- inal properties of American Ginseng and goldenseal; fish species for Virginia farm ponds, growing Shiitake mushrooms on natural oak logs; and non-timber forest products. For more information on the festival, contact Hankins at (804) Technology Center will be excused if they do not have to take a test on a given day. However, the bus will run both morning (8:30) and afternoon (12:30) each day and RCC & TC students who are present will be required to attend their classes at the vocational school. ;e i.J; % oiu"t ;u% 52g~5962@vt. edu?r e-mail h aveteSti nganPeriod.afternoonl f he/sheSoLdOeStest,not .... he/she may check out at 11:30 regardless of the time the test is prior to 6/30/06 to be.purged AM test period may do so at 11:30 AM. • Students wishing to check out must have a note signed by their parent with them or a parent must call the school granting permission for their child to leave. Students will not be allowed to call home to make arrangements for checkout. • Regular rules governing attendance will go into effect on Monday, May 23, 2011. At that time, all students are to resume their regular chedule. • Daily Schedule 8:30-8:45 All students report to 1 st period class 8:45-11:30 Morning SOL Test 11:30-12:15 Lunch 12:15-12:30 All students report to 5th period class 12:30-3:07 Afternoon SOL Test A detailed testing schedule will AM (after the test period is over, be sent home with each student. WHson's Greenhouse 276-395-7590 Tacoma (between Coeburn & Norton) Wilson Lane, just off Stone Mountain Rd Open 7 days a week 8:30 am to 7 pm Hanging baskets, combination pots, annuals, vegetable plants (broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, pepper, squash, watermelon, over 30 varieties of tomatoes) seed potatoes, roses and potting soil awaits ,4-H'ers at the 2011 Junior 4-H Camp at the South- west Virginia 4-H Education Center. This year's camp for Wise and Buchanan counties will be held July ! 1-15. Camp is for all 4-H members, ages 9-13 inclusive. Campers must have completed the fourth grade to be eligible to attend. The camp cost is $135 per .person, and the registration deadline is June 10. Spaces are limited and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served, basis. For more information, or to request a 4-H camp application, call Lucy Robinson, 4-H Program Assistant, at the Wise COunty Extension Office, 276- 328-6194. Virginia Cooperative Exten- sion programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family opportunity affirmat&e action employer. ~TTACK ASTHMA. ACT NOW. I -866- NO-ATTACKS WWW.NOATTACKS.ORG N~,~ DON'T LET YOUR CHILD FEEL L~RE A FISH WIT~AOUT WATER SpecialWise C°untYEducationPUbliCDepartmentSCh°°ls' C°untYEducadonPUbliCDepartmentSCh°°ls' atSpecia1276_ will begin purging the special 328-8017 and leave their name, educati°ne×ited therec°rdSschool °fsystemsth°se wh°five date of birth, last school years prior to June 30, 2011. attended, dates of attendanize Former special education and contact information. studentSwh° wishfittingto thiSretrieveCateg°rypast recordsrequiredA ph0t°-identificati°nto collect stude~ntWill be records may contact the Wise Tri-County Tire Service (276-762-9501) (276-762-959"1) 16618 East Riverside Dr. St.Paul, Va 24283 Mon.-Fd 8 am-5pm Sat. 8am-lpm wvm, ,.tricountytire.com ~ ~lq lit -- III I NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC " OF THE PETITION OF APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY FOR APPROVAL OF A RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE TO RECOVER THE COSTS OF THE DRESDEN GENERATING PLANT On March 31,2011, Appalachian Power Company ("APCo" or "Company"), pursuant to § 56-585.1 A 6 of the Code of Virginia ("Code"), tiled with the State Corporation Commission ("Commission") a petition ("Petition") for approval of a rate adjustment clause ('RAC") to recover the costs associated with the Company's proposed acquisition of the Dresden Generating Plant ("Dresden"). The Company's Petition is related to and contingent upon an Affiliates Act (§ 56-76 etseq, of the Code) application filed by the Company on March 1, 2011, in Case No. PUE-2011-O0023, requesting Commission approval to purchase Dresden, a partially constructed 580 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle generating station located in Dresden, Ohio, from AEP Generating Company, an al~iate ot APCo. in its Petition, APCo states that it seeks Commission al~oval in Case No. PUE-2011-00023 to acquire Dresden for its then- current hook value, ,#nich is ourren~ approximately $200 milion. The Company estimates that approximately $166 million in additional expenditures will be necessary to complete the facility, and APCO projects that Dresden will begin commercial sought by the Company in subsequent RAC proceedings. Interested persons are encouraged to review the Petition and supporting documents for the details of these and other proposals. While the total revenue that may be approved by the Commission is limited to the amount produced by the Company's proposed rates, TAKE NOTICE that the Commissioh may approve revenues and adopt rates, fees, charges, tariff revisions, and terms and conditions of service that differ from those appearing in the Company's Petition and supporting documents and may apportion revenues among customer Classes and/or design rates in a manner differing from that shown in the Company's Petition and supporting documents. The Commission entered an Order for Notice and Hearing ("Order") that, among other things, scheduled public hearings in Abingdon, Rocky Mount, and Richmond, Virginia. The pubic hearings in Abingdon and Rocky Mount, Virginia, will be held for the purpose of receiving the testimony of public witnesses. Pursuant tothe Commission's Order, local publichearings will be , held at the following locations and times: (1) Abingdon, Virginia, on May 25, 2011, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Abingdon High School Auditorium, 705 Thompson Drive, Abingdon, Virginia 2421 O; and (2) Rocky Mount, Virginia, on May 26, 2011, beginning at 5:00 p.m., in the Franklin County High School Auditorium, 700 Tanyard Road, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151. Public witnesses that choose to testify at these local hearings may also address APCo's biennial review application, which is docketed as Case • No. PUE-2011-00037, and APCo's two petitions seeking Commission approval of two rate adiustment clauses, which are docketed as Case Nos. PUE-2011-00034 and PUE-2011-00035. In addition, a public hearing on the Petition shall be convened at 10:00 a.m. on August 23, 2011, in the Commission's Courtroom, Second Floor, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond; Virgtnia 23219, to receive the testimony of public witnesses and the evidence of APCo, any respondents, and the Staff. Any person desiring to testily as a public witness should appear at the hearing location fifteen (15) minutes before the starting time on the day of the hearing and contact the Commission's Bailiff. Individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in any hearing should contact the Commission at least seven (7) days before the scheduled hearing at I 800 552 7945 (voice) or 1-804-371o9206 ODD). Copies of the public version of all documents filed in Case No. PUE 2011-00036 may be inspected inthe Commission's Document Control Center= Office of the Clerk of the Commission, First Floor, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, between 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. excluding holidays. Unofficial copies of these documents also may be viewed at the Commission's website, h 7 i ~rf v/ , by clicking the "Docket Search" function and entering the Case No. PUE-2011-00036 in the appropriate box. Virginia. The company will provide at no charge a copy of the Petition; a copy of the public versions of all testimony, exhibits, and schedules filed with the Petition; and a copy of this Order upon written request tO counsel to the Company, Anthony Gambardella. Esquire, Woods Rogers PLC, Rivedront Plaza, West Tower, 901 East Byrd Street, Suite 1550, Richmond, Virginia 23219. If agreeable to the person making the request, cop~es may be provided by electronic means. Any person or entity may participate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing, on or before May 25, 20tl, a notice ot participation. If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen (15) copies of the notice of participation shall be submitted to Joe~ H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission. old Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218- 2118. Any person or entity simultaneously shall serve a copy on counsel to APCo, Anthony Gambardella, Esquire, Woods Rogers PLC. Riverfront PlaZa, West Tower, 901 East Byrd Street, Suite 1550, Richmond, Virginta 23219, Pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure• 5 VAC 5-20-80 13, Participation as a respondent, any notice of participation shall set forth: (i) a precise statement of the interest of the respondent; (ii) a statement of the specific action sought to the extent then known; and (iii) the factual and legal basis for the action. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUE-2011-00036. For additional information about participation as a respondent, any person or entity should obtain a copy of the Commission's Order. On or before August 16 2011, any interested person may file an original and fifteen (15) copies of written comments on the Petition w~th Joel H, Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission. c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. Compact d~sks or any other form of electronic storage medium may not be filed with wiitten commerits. Interested persons desinng to submit commems electronically may do so on or before August 16, 201L by following the Instructions found ori the Commissions webs=to, h~:/~=~e, and clickidg "Public Comments/Notices." Persons commenting electronically need not file comments in writing. All comments shall refer to Case No. PUE-2011-00036. " The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure may be viewed at: ~_ttp~'www.~g~,=yirg!pi .~.,.,ggv/c~Ls~. A printed copy of the Rules ot Practice and Procedure and an official copy ot the CommiSsions Order in this proceeding may be obtained from Joel H, Peck• Clerk. State Corporation Commission. clo Document Control Center P.O. Box 2118. R~chmond. Virginia 23218-2118, All of your favorite annuals are here-Proven Winners Supertunias, Geraniums, Impatiens, New Guinea Impatiens, Double Impatiens, Begonias, Marigolds, Bacopa, Zinnias, Dusty Miller, Coleus, Dahlias, Salvia, Vinca, Lantana Million Bells, Sweet Potato Vine and many more. 276-762-0146 Our pharmacy will compete with the big boysl Plus we have jewelry and watches also a wide selection of much needed $1 items! We are buying gold and coins. Top dollar paid! Layaway jewelry for your special occasions! Couch Home Medical AppALACHIAN PQWER COMPAN_Y " can provide you with all your home medical needs. Corner of 4th Avenue and Russell St Ph 276.762-9080 Fax 276-762-9081 L