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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, May 19, 2016 Mother's Day play at Fort Gibson United Methodist Church Owners and operators of Geneses and Todd's Hair Studio Salons in Wise recently presented a check in the amount of $24,406, represent, ing the proceeds of the salons' 2016 cuttin' 4 the Cause cut-a-than, to the Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center's Ruben Lovell Fund which pays for travel for cancer diagnosis, treatment and surgery and for liquid nutritional supplements for cancer patients. The Mountain Laurel Center is a program of Mountain Empire Older Citizens (MEOC). Pictured left to right are, back'row: Geneses and Todd's operators Brandy Austin, Eden Sturgiil, Jason Scott, Morgan Sturgili and Annie Asbury, MEOC Executive Director Michael Wampler; front row, Mountain Laurel Center Coordinator Maggie Christian Gilbert, Mountain Laurel Coalition Chair Marilyn Pace Maxwell, salon owners Ted, Karen, Crystal and Todd Barnette, MEOC Care Coordination Director Judy Miller and Ruben Lovell Fund Founder Linda Lovell Begley. :New program connects farmers to more resources that benefit their operation L-R: Belva Bratton, Lynn Ramsey, Sydney Castle, Alisha Castle, Shauna Castle, Gina Wohlford, Mary Bratt0n Several members of Fort Gibson's United Methodist Women present- ed the play "Mothers and Sons" by Kathy Applebee on Sunday,. May 8, in honor of Mother's Day dur- ing the worship service. The play is based on Acts 12 which tells the story of Herod's harassment of Christians in Jerusalem. Having already killed James, the brother of John, Herod has arrested Peter. An angel of the Lord thwarts Herod's plans and frees Peter. On the night Peter is released from prison, as the church gathers to pray, the women in Mary's kitchen discuss how hard it is to be a mother, especially as the church is persecuted. Characters in the play were as follows: Hostess Mary - mother of John Mark, hosting the prayer session: Lynn Ramsey Rhoda - a young inquis- itive Gentile serving girl: Sydney Castle Salome One of the supporters of Jesus, mother of James and John: Gina Wolhford Joanna - Wife of Cuza, supporter of Jesus: Shauna Castle Mary Magdela - sup- porter of Jesus: Alisha Castle Mother Mary the mother of Jesus: Mary Bratton Martha - sister of Lazarus: Belva Bratton The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has launched a new service that combines resources offered by national, state and local houses information from partner organizations, mak- ing the information easily accessible to customers seeking agricultural Agricultural organiza- tions that partner with FSA are providing access to programs, upcoming events, workshops and Items of Interest... operationl Bridges to Opportunity is a partnership of USDA and non-USDA agricultur- al agencies, coming togeth- er to help provide the infor- mation farmers need. The iBridges service is support- ed through a customized software application that Dante Community Cleanup. The Dante Community will be hosting agricultural organizations resources while in FSA other resources with farm- a community cleanup this io help farmers start, county offices, ers that come through theSaturday, May 21st. Everyone is welcome and improve or expand their Partnering with FSA's doors of FSA county encouraged to support this effort. Volunteers should Bridges to Opportunity provides a central location for USDA and local, state and national agricultural organizations to offer sup- port to farmers and help with disaster assistance, grants, technical help, financial advice and educa- tional courses. offices. To learn more about Bridges to Opportunity and how it can help you, con- tact your FSA County Office representative. You may also visit the FSA website for more informa- tion. SWCC offers driver's education classroom Do you need the Driver's Education 36 clas sroom periods ? Southwest Virginia Community College is cur- rently enrolling students for Driver's Education classroom periods for the Summer 2016 semester. The eourse will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning June 14, 2016 through June 30, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. in Buchanan Hall room 106. Students must complete 36 fifty-minute periods to meet classroom requirements. Tuition for the classroom is $265.00. Must be registered and paid by June 7, 2016. To register or for addi- tional information, contact Calendar Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coebum VFW Post from 9am-3:30 pm third Thursdays except June. COMMUNITY CENTER- The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495-8473. FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confi- dential HIVtesting throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386- 1312. FREE GED CLASSES-Free GED classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and tin or fullerjr1942@ JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facili- ties and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Please make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meetings are on the second Tuesday. All meet- ings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Coebum-A Dept. of Veterans Find Your Swiftwater Fisherman Sandal $49.95 Patrieia Slide $29.95 j Open Monday through Saturday Milton Shopping Center Castlewood 276-762-9531 lan to meet at the Dante ommunity Center in Lower Bearwallow at 10 AM. Vouchers for mone- tary and non-monetary prizes will be hidden for volunteers to find along the route. Lunch will be pro- vided. Homestead Series Workshops: May 19- Edible Wild Plants; June 16-Amateur Radio. Workshops are free and open to the public. Contact Phil Meeks at 276-328- 6194 or Workshops sponsored by: Virginia Cooperative Extension-Wise CounW the Driver Training and Norton Community Services office at Center-Norton Parks & Southwest Virginia Recreation. The Southwest Community College by Virginia Open Youth 4-H calling 276.964.7369, by Horse Show will be held e m a i 1 i n g on Saturday, June 18 at the Southwest Virginia 4-H edna.sizemore@, or Educational Center in v i s i t i n g Abingdon. This horse is sanctioned by Mid- From Page 1 ed/. South Horse Show Association and is open to all youth 18 years and younger. Contact Cornelia Estep, 4-H Extension Agent, at 276-889-8056. Junior 4-H Camp. A week of fun and adventure awaits 4-H'ers at the 2016 Junior 4-H Cam.p. at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center. This tear's camp for Wise and arroll counties will be held June 13-17. Camp is for all 4-H members, ages 9-13 inclusive. Camp cost Wednesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynoids is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offer- ing free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home computers, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more infor- mation, call GED Online Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Altemative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information conce.rning GED testing. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pm. BOOK DISCUSSION-Book Discussion Group One of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pm. NARCONON COUN- SELING- Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is ori the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431 - 1754 or is $180.00 per person. Registration deadline is May 27. Spaces are limit- ed and apphcations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. For more information or to request a 4-H camp appli- cation contact Hunter Romano, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, at the Wise County Extension Office (276-328-6194) or via VA-KY FAIR. Fair exhibits can be entered on Sunday, June 5, 2:00-5:00 p.m. No entries after 5:00 p.m. Judging will take place on Monday, June 6. Exhibits must be removed from the exhibit building on Sunday, June 12, 2:00- 3:00 p.m. Art and Photography Exhibits Age groups: Under 10; Between 10 and 15; 15 or older Art: Painting; Drawing; Pastel; Other Photography: Digital; 35mm; Other Amateur or Professional J Fred Matthews Memorial Library Summer Reading 2016 Read for the Win i!iiii~ii~il!~i~i~i~i~i~i~i~ " ~iiiiiiiiii i:i%: ii!i iiii Tuesday, June 14 Noon Sigmups and tuau Party Tuesday, June 21 NoOn Pep Ratty Tuesday, June 28 II:30AM Gene Cordova, Ventriloquist Tuesday, July I2 11:30 AM Farmer Minor Thursday, July 2t 11:00AM Barry Mitchefl Tuesday, July 26 Noon Pizza party and finate VisR Cathy Mays and her staff at their new State Farm location on Route 58 Castlewood next to Ma & Pa's.