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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, May 5, 2016 Page 5 Mothers Day Brunch and Baskets fundraiser for CRVI set for May 7 Here are two of many baskets that will be included in the Mothers Day Brunch and Baskets fundraiser. Find the perfect gift Contact Maggie Siddle, values. Participants may basket for a special morn at AmeriCorps VISTA with write down the price they the Mothers Day Brunch Clinch River Valley wish to pay for the basket and Baskets fundraiser Initiative at or baskets they like the from 10 a.m to 12 noon on crvivista@gmail.com or best. Basket winners will Saturday, May 7, at the St. call 703-407-4020, or be announced at 11:45 a.m. Paul Learning Center. Carol Doss, executive Clinch River Valley Hosted by the Clinch River director for Upper Initiative is a collaboration Valley Initiative, the Tennessee River of agencies, nonprofits, fundraiser will provide Roundtable, at uppertnriv- local govemments and citi- brunch and a long stem er@yahoo.com or call 276- zens who work on a variety flower for each ticket hold- 628-1600. of projects such as water er. Tickets are $5 for each Each basket will have a quality, environmental adult and $1 for each child theme, such as "Fun in the education, tourism, eco- age 12 and under. Sun" with supplies for anomic development, river St. Paul Learning day at the beach in a access and a developing Center is located at 3126"Thirty-One" tote, "Family state park. Upper Deacon Drive next to St. Fun Night" with a game, Tennessee River Paul Elementary School. movie and snacks packed Roundtable is a nonprofit Tickets may be pur- in a popcom bowl, and oth- focused on clean rivers in chased in advance or at the ers such as gardening, bath, Southwest Virginia. The door, but anyone who plans kitchen, craft baskets. Roundtable coordinates the to attend is encouraged to Participants will enjoy CRVI water quality work, let organizers know so that brunch while browsing which is the focus of the enough brunch food and through the baskets thatVISTA worker who is baskets will be available, will be marked with actual organizing this fundraiser. Continuing education opportunity for teachers by Bill Worreli If you are a teacher and would like to learn ways to include the environment in your lesson plans to teach Standards of Learning, then you should attend the Trees to Products teachers program conducted by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Society of American Foresters. The program begins with lunch on Monday July llth and runs through early after-Learning Tree. For more noon on Thursday July information or to register 14th. Lodging will be pro- for the program please con- vided to participants if they tact Bill Worrell at the wish to stay overnight inRussell County Extension Wise. Transportation willoffice at 276-889-8056 or be provided each day to the bworrell@vt.edu. site locations and all meals The Trees to Products will be provided during program is funded by a this program. Teachers grant from the Virginia who complete this educa-Forestry Educational tional program will be Foundation and from con- awarded a certificate for tributions and support from thirty hours of professional many organizations, agen- development credits and cies, and companies in the will be certified in Project forest industry. 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 May 4 Bristol Jr. Steer Show Washington Co Fairgrounds - 10 am 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 May 16 Livestock Risk Management Meeting - 6:30 pm Washington County Fairgrounds -Abingdon, VA If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE Livestock Risk Management Meeting There continues to be extreme volatility in the livestock marketing arena. To help producers learn about the tools available to manage losses, the Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association is sponsoring a Livestock Pricing - Risk Management Meeting on Monday, May 16th at 6:30 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Dr. Emmit Rawls, Livestock Marketing - Ag Economist Emeritus from the University of Tennessee, will be our featured speaker. Emmit plans to discuss the use of Options (Puts and Calls) and Livestock Risk Protection Insurance to mini- mize livestock marketing losses. Dr. Rawls brings a unique perspective of the livestock markets and years of experience. Plan to attend the meeting on May 16th. Dinner will be served ($5.00 per person). Please call the Extension Office by 10:00 am on May 16th to let us know that you are coming (889-8056). Weed of the Week: Thistle This week's "Weed of the Week" is the Plumeless Thistle. The plumeless this- tle is a member of the sunflower family (Asteracea). It is an economically impor- tant weed as it reduces the productivity of pastures by competing 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 (rhizomes) like Johnsongrass that make control difficult. Plumeless thistles spread by seeds. The average plant will produce approxi- mately 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 herbi- cide formulations that will control this species including: Cimmaron Plus, 2,4-D, 2,4-D + Banvel, Banvel, Grazon, Grazon Next, 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. 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 www.ext.vt.edu/ Pictured are some of the contestants for CHS Pageants to be held this Friday evening. Back Row (Left to Right): Daya Hall, Mandi Hylton, Makia Phillips, Cassidy Fleming, Jenna Hess. Front Row (Left to Right): Kayla Layne, Rylee Hicks, Rilee Bamette, Olivia Jessee, Samantha Jackson. The Little Miss CHS, (Grades 7-8), Jr. Miss CHS (Grades 9-10), Miss CHS (Grades 11- 12), and Mr. CHS Pageants (Grades 8- 12) will be held on Friday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Castlewood High School auditorium. Applications for the pageant are due on Wednesday, May 4 to watch the pageant is a business teacher at$5 (under school age Castlewood High free). Concessions School. Admission to will be available. Open Monday through Saturday Milton Shopping Center Castlewood 276-762-9531 STONE MOUNTAIN ....................... |{ E AI."FI[ S Ii RV t. (..?[! S ................. iam A. Davis Clinic St. Paul, Virginia Rebecca J. 1VIullins, FNP-BC, DNP Anita Renee Coe, FNP-C Paige Cordial, PsyD Alysia Hoover-Thompson, Psy. D. 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