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Historical The Historical Society of Russell County will hold its" Spring meeting on Saturday, May 11 m at 1:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the Old Russell County Courthouse at Dicken- sonviile. Guest speaker will be Doyle Rasnake. For the past ten years, Rasnake has researched Jacob Rasnake and his&apos; descend- ants. Jacob Rasnake was an ear- ly settler of Russell County, arriving shortly after the Revo- lutionary War. Along with others, Doyle Rasnake has extended his re- search to Europe to determine r RICE AND SOUR CREAM CASSEROLE 2 cups sour cream 3 cups cooked rice 1 cup green chile, chopped 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tbsp. chopped parsley I cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated 1 cup grated cheddar cheese Mix sour cream, rice, chile, salt, pepper and parsley together. Spoon of the mixture into a lightly greased casserole dish. Mix the 2 cheeses together and sprinkle half of the cheese over the rice mixture. Top with the rest of the rice then top with the remainder of the cheese. Bake 350 for 30 minutes ...... APPLESAUCE BREAD 2 cups applesauce 4 eggs 3 cups sugar 1 tbsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. grated orange peel tsp. ground allspice 1 cup butter cup apple juice tsp. salt 2 tsp. vanilla 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking soda Mix applesauce, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, orange peel, allspice, butter, apple juice, salt and Society to meet May the Rasnake family origins. Using DNA samples,-'he has verified his family's homeland. This past winter, he, his wife, and another family member from Atlanta traveled to meet their European cousins. At Saturday's meeting, he will share details of this adventure, and help us understand why a man would be inspired to emigrate from his homeland in Europe for an unknown and uncertain future on the frontier in early America. Most family histories in Russell Countyclosely parallel with Recipes by MiCra He00ert vanilla together. Put flour and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Stir in applesauce mixture and mix well. Pour into 3 greased and floured loaf pans. Bake 350 for 1 hour. RANCH CHICKEN 2 cups finely crushed corn flakes 1 cup Kraft Parmesan cheese 1 pkg. dry Hidden Valley ranch dressing Mix above ingredients in a shallow dish. Melt cup margarine. Dip chicken pieces in margarine and roll in crumb mixture. Place on baking sheet. Bake 325 for 35 to 45 minutes. SUMMER SALAD 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped 2 cups cabbage, chopped cup green pepper, chopped 1 pkg. ramen noodles, chicken flavor 1 can mandarin oranges, drain, save juice Dressing mix: cup Italian dressing juice from mandarin oranges 2 tbsp. sugar seasoning from ramen noodles Mix and let set overnight in the refrigerator. Castlew00d High School News by Nicole Hagen Friday, May 10: FBLA beauty pageant at 7 pm Monday, May 13: varsity baseball at Haysi at 6 pm Monday, May 13-Friday, _ May 17: SOL testing Friday, May 17: Students in government cooperative council at St. Paul all day Saturday, May 18: track at Eastside at 10 am Monday, May 20: district softball Tuesday, May 21: Cumber- land District baseball and softball; French Club to the Barter Wednesday, May 22: Cum- berland District softball and baseball; Senior luncheon at TruPoint Bank Thursday, May 23: Academic Awards at 9 am; Senior Picnic at 12 pm Friday, May 24: Athletic Awards at 9 am Saturday, June 1: State track at Radford at 9 am Sunday, June 2: graduation at 7:00 pm Visit the Castlewood High School Library and check out the following book, Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu. Everyone has a secret But Lucy's is bigger and dirtier than most. It's one she's been hiding for years - that her mom's out- of-control hoarding has turned their lives into a world of garbage and shame. Tackling an increasingly discussed topic that is both fascinating and dis- turbing, C.J. Omololu weaves an hour-by-hour account of Lucy's desperate attempt to save her family. Readers join Lucy on a path from which there is no return, and the impact of hoarding on one teen's life will have them completely hooked. Breakfast and lunch menus can be found on the school web site at www.russell.k 12.va.us/chs. Sports schedules can be found at http://www.cumberlanddistrictva .org. Classified advertising works...call 762-7671 Jt00StateFarm Cathy Mays Agent 16610 Russell Street Suite 4 Saint Paul, VA 24283. Bus 276 762 7251 cathy@cathymaysinsuranceforu.com NMLS MLO #911560, MLO License #MLO-11452VA The greatest compliment you can give is a referral. Farmers qualified Mountain Empire Older Citizens has good news to share with Senior Citizens in Wise County and the City of Norton. Persons 60 years of age and older can now apply for the 2013 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. MEOC will soon be given a limited number of books of checks to distribute to eligible residents of Wise County and Norton City. Checks worth $40 will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and can be used at area farmers CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, Ma/9, 2013 Page : Market checks available for seniors spend like cash to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers who have been pre-approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. To be eligible, one must: Be 60 years of age or older, Live in Wie Cnuntv or the City of Norton, and Have an income equal to or below 150% of poverty (for one individual the in- come limit is $1,436/month, markets beginning July 1st GETAC00PERm00 ES through the close of the markets. This program is designed to 1 1 improve nutrition of senior ViSA'PR[PAiD CARD citizens while also helping local the story of Jacob Rasnake and farmers to sell their locally his descendants. Everyone is grown fruits, vegetables, and invited to attend this informative freshly cut herbs. Markets are meeting and participate in located in Norton, Wise, Big helping preserve our heritage for Stone Gap and St. Paul. future generations. MEOC wants to make sure Prior to the meeting, musical that all wishing and eligible to participate have the oplziortunity selections will be performed on to do so. The aplSlication the antique grand piano by Noah process, done by telephone, ..,5,,411 Patrick, a talented Castlewood takes no more than 2 minutes to *?- ::: High School student. After the complete. meeting, refreshments will be Each person enrolled in this served in the dining room. program will receive one book Come join us for a very of checks worth $40. Each eli- special day in a very special .gible person within a household ! IS eligible to receive one book of .,., ,<: ,,,.::+, ,i +: place - the Old Russell County checks. The check books contain , c,,,,tAc Courthouse.   COOPR'rllI' eight $5 checks that seniors can ' ::' :.,, : -+ , +, Tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation ....... .............................................. ............. ' ..... FOR UPTO$BO SPRIN00 SAVlHGS [V[NT FROM MAY 1 - JUNE 30, 2013" Wln ycm t a new t of fou lil/ing tires tmta, 5++++++++++ .... +7++ $80 Reward -CrS. 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Reduce Your Skin Cancer Risk: 1. Seek the shade, especially between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun is strongest. An extra rule of thumb is the "shadow rule." If your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun's harmful UV radiation is stronger; if your shadow is longer, UV radiation is less intense. 2. Do not burn. A person's risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has hd five or more sunburns at any point in life. 3. Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths. UV radiation from tanning machines is known to cause cancer in Immans, and the more time a person has spent tanning indoors, the higher the risk. Those who make just four visits to a tanning salon per year can increase their risk for melanoma by I1 percent, and their risk for the two most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, by 15 percent. 4. Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. Clothing can be your most effective form of sun protection, so make the most ot it with densely woven and bright-or dark-colored fabrics, which offer the best defense. The more skin you cover, the better, so choose long sleeves and long pants whenever possible. 5. Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resista'nt, broad spec- trum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. 6. Apply I ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. 7. Keep nevborns out of the sun. Sunscreens may be used on babies over the age of six months, but they shoukl also be protected by shade and clothing. Children are very sensitive to ultraviolet radiation -just one severe sunburn in childhood doubles the chances of developing melanoma later in life. 8. Examine your skin head- to-toe every month. While self- exams shouldn't replace the important annual skin exam performed by a physician, they offer the best chance of detecting the early warning signs of skin and Why It's So Important cancer. If you notice any Change in an existing mole or discover a new one that looks suspicious, see a physician immediately. 9. See your physician every year for a professional skin exam. For more information, please visit The Skin Cancer Foundation's newly redesigned website, www.SkinCancer.org. for two individuals the in- come limit is $1,939/month). Mountain Empire Older Citi- zens is now taking applications by telephone. To apply, call MEOC at 276-523-4202 and ask to be enrolled into the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program or stop by MEOCs office at 1501 Third Avenue East, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219 to apply in person. Mountain Empire Older Citi- zens is an equal opportunity provider. 16618 EAST RIVERSI DE DRIVE SAINT PAUL, VA 24283 (276)762-9501 OR (276) 762:9591 MON. - FRI. 8AM - 5PM SAT. 8AM - IPM I=l-00lilB Illl CDIOPE'R'i'IRE3 + NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF A PETITION BY APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY FOR APPROVAL OF A RATE ADJUSTMENT CI-AUSEI E-RAC, TO RECOVER COSTS INCURRED IN COMPLYING WITH STATE AND FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS, PURSUANT TO VA. CODE 56-585.1 A 5 e CASE NO. PUE-2013-00010 On March 29, 2013, Appalachian Power Company ("APCo" or "Company"), pursuant to 56-585.1 A 5 e of the Code of Virginia ("Code"), filed with the State Corporation Commission ("Commission") a petition ("Petition") seeking approval of a rate adjustment clause, designated as Rider E-RAC, to recover costs associated with projects that, according to the Company, are necessary to comply with state and federal envirOnmental laws and regulations. APCo seeks to recover, from its Virginia retail customers, approximately $38.5 million that the Company indicates are Virginia jurisdictional environmental costs that it incurred in 2011 and 2012 but that the Company has not recovered through its rates. APCo indicates that the recovery it requests through the proposed E-RAC is consistent with prior rulings of the Commission and the Supreme Court of Virginia. Based on these rulings, the Petition does not. request inclusion in the E-RAC of any capacity equalizatJon charges or internal labor costs but does request the recovery of unrecovered costs of projects that have previously been included in the Company's base rates. APCo requests that its requested recovery of $38.5 million be collected through the proposed rate adjustment clause over a one-year period beginning on or around February 1, 2014. According to the Company, the proposed E-RAC, if approved, will increase a residential customer's monthly bill, based on 1,000 kilowatt hours of usage per month, by $3.15. The proposal also will affect non-residential customer bills. APCo's first E-RAC, which was approved for the recovery of $36 million, expired on March 31, 2013. The Petition indicates thatAPCo is in the process of determining the amount it recovered under the expired E-RAC. If the Company determines that its recovery exceeded the $36 million authorized by the Commission, APCo indicates it will file supplemental testimony requesting a credit be included in the final determination of a revenue requirement in this case. 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 Commission 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 rate, m 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 a public hearing on August 29, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Commission's Second Floor Courtroom, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, for the purpose of receiving testimony from members of the public and evidence related to the Company's Petition from the Company, any respondents, and the Cornmission's Staff, Any person desiring to testify as a public witness at the hearing should appear at the hearing location fifteen (15) minutes before the starting time of the hearing and contact the (ommission's Bailiff. Individuals with dishbilities who require an accommodation to participate in any hearing should contact the Commission at least seven (7) days before the scheduled hearing at 1-800-552-7945 (voice) or I 804 371-9206 (TDD). A copy of the Company's Petition and the Commission's Order are available for public inspection during regular business hours at each of the Company's business offices in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A copy also may be obtained, at no cost, by written request to counsel for the Company, Noelie J. Coates, Hunton & Williams t.LP, 951 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-4074. If acceptable to the requesting party, the Company may )rovide the copies by electronic means. Interested persons also may review copies of the public version of aH docclments filed in Case No. PUE-2013-00010 in the Commission's Document Control Center, located on the first floor of the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Interested persons also may download unofficial copies of these documents from the Commission's website: htto://www.scc.viminia.aov/case. On or before June 14, 2013, any person o(entity may participate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing a notice of participation. If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen (15) copies of the notice of participation shall be submitted to Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 21i8, Richmond, Virginia 23218 21181 A copy of the notice of participation as a respondent simultaneously shall be sent to counsel for APCo at the address set forth above. Pursuant to Rule 5 VAC 5 20 80 B, Participation as a respondent, of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 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. 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 22, 2013, any interested person wishing to comment on the Company's Petition shall file Written comments with the Clerk of the Commission at the address set forth above Any interested person desiring to submit comments electronically may do so by following the instructions found on the Commission's website: httz):llwww.scc.viminia.qovlcase. If not fi!ed electronically, an original and fifteen (15) copies of written comments must be submitted to the Clerk of the Commission. All comments should refer to Case No. PUE 2013-00010. The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure may be viewed at: htt://www.$cc.virginia. ov/case. A printed copy of the Rules of Practice and Procedure and an official copy of the Com- mission's Order in thi proceeding may be obtained from Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY TRI-COUNTY TIRE SERVICE, INC.