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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, SL Paul, VA, Thursday, May 21, 2009 Russell County Unit's Extension news Provided by the Russell door knobs, released the estate tax planning County Extension Office ." Refrain from sharingguide titled "Estate Tax Your Russell County Unit of personal items such as forks, Planning: What Will Become of C O n n the Virginia Tech and Virginia spoons, toothbrushes and towels. Your Timberland? State Extension Division-- Get plenty of sleep, This is the updated version of , by Karen Gent Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, avoid alcohol and smoking, one of the most widely used tax Donna Meade and Bill Worrell Finally, if you think you arepublications for private family ...... presents this week's Extension ill with the symptoms of forest owners. The electronic PlugGED In is a free six- News. Our office is located on influenza, avoid close contact version is available free at: month program consisting of a 131 East Main Street, Lebanon, with others as much as possible, http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/ contextualized GED curriculum VA. Check out our Virginia Tech Seek medical care. There are gtr/gtr srs112.pd__f, with the goal of helping adults Public Website Address:tests that can be done to The publication contains 180 earn their GED credentials, as www.ext.vt.edu/ determine if you have influenza pages of practical estatewell as preparing them to Extension Calendar of Events: and antiviralprescription planning techniques and estate successfully move into targeted June 5-6: 4-H Goat Camp medications for treatment of tax laws and rules with many technology sector jobs. Classes i June 8-12: Junior 4-H Camp, H1N1. examples and applicationsfor this innovative program Southwest VA 4-H Center, You shouldseek medicalspecifically for woodlandbegan on February 3, 2009. Abingdon. care if you develop symptoms of property. It is written to assist Partners in this initiative If you need informationseasonal or swine flu - these woodland owners and theirinclude the Literacy Institute at about any of the listed events, include: advisors, attorneys, consulting Virginia Commonwealth Uni- please call the Extension Office = Fever greater than 100 foresters, tax preparers, financial versity, the Virginia Department at (276) 889-8056. degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 planners, as well as state agency of Education, Southwest Re- Scott Jessee -Agriculture degrees Celsius foresters and. cooperative gional Adult Education, South- Important Facts about the = Sore Throat extension agents, west Virginia Community Col- HIN1 Virus Cough For more information contact lege, the University of Virginia The H1N1 Virus (Swine flu) " Stuffy nose Linda Wang at iwan fs.fed.us is a type of flu which normally Chills or (404) 272-4791, -or Neal at Wise, Microsoft, Inc., affects pigs and normally does :ches Headacheand body Bungard at nbun2ard fs.fed.us Northrop Grumman, and CGI, not infect humans. In this case, it or 603-868-7719, or John Inc. appears that some humans were " Fatigue Greene im'eene01@,fs.fed.us or The PlugGED In class infected in Mexico and subse- Some patientshavealso (504)589-7130. - Consists of twelve adults from quently, the illness has spread had nausea,vomiting,or Russell and Tazewell Counties. from person to person. The diarrhea In addition to earning the GED illness cannot be spread by Some have lethargy or Annie's House credential, each student will be given the opportunity to earn a eating pork or pork products, lack of appetite First Annual Golf Career Readiness Certificate Although this outbreak began in " Indications for emer- Mexico, some international gency medical care include: and various Microsoft certifica- cases have been reported. Over Difficulty breathing or shortness Tournament tions. Individuals who complete sixty cases have been reported in of breath Annie's House will sponsor the program will have a guaranteed interview with the United States, specifically in Pain or pressure in the California, Kansas, New York, chest or abdomen: sudden Ohio and Texas. dizziness; confusion; severe or There is NO vaccine at this persistent vomiting. point which can prevent pot- Donna Meade-Family and ential infection with this illness. Consumer Science Our seasonal influenza vaccine Serving Size at Restaurants is not effective against this type The continuing trends of of virus. However, the anti-viral super-sizing, huge portions, all- medications which are pre- you-can-eat buffets, and extra- scribed for seasonal influenza large single servings have all have been found to be effective contributed to our expanding in treating patients by decreasing waistlines. Portion sizes have the symptoms and alsothe increased over the past 20 years number of days one is ill. and continue to get larger. Eating For more information,the larger portions at one meal best and most reliable website would not be such a big problem on the NIN1 Virus are the CDC if we ate less at the next meal or (Center for Disease Control and over time. This does not happen, Prevention). CDC Travel Health however. Research shows that website, WHO (World Health we don't compensate at other Organization), and the Virginia meals for large portions by Department of Health. Please be eating less at the next meal. very cautious of media reports, This, of course, means eating blogs, twitters and othermore calories than we need over websites, which may not have time. When we are served large valid information, portions, we also tend to eat Is it Safe to Consume Pork more. Even if we don't eat the or Pork products? As stated by entire portion, we eat more than i the Centers for Disease Control we would have if we had been ' (CDC) people cannot get swine served a smaller portion. influenza from consuming pork The large portions we are or- pork products continually, served are causing (http://www.cdc.gov/swinefiu/k portion distortion. We have been U.S. Secretary of served large portions for so long Agricglture Wilsack has also that we have come to expect released a statement on April 26, them. This makes it difficult for 2009 indicating that "according to scientists at USDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the H1N1 viruses are not transmitted by food so you cannot get swine flu from e iting pork or pork products." To prevent illness in general: WASH YOUR HANDS frequently with soap and warm water (for the time it takes to sing happy birthday twice) or us to assess what a normal portion is and the amount that we should be eating. Some of the best (or worst) examples of huge portion sizes are at fast food restaurants. The difference in calories between small drink, fries and hamburger and the larger version is staggering. We also see portions larger than we need at other restaurants as .well. waterless hand sanitizers. Try these tips for your own AVOID CONTACT Super-Size Survival Guide: with ill persons. Keep a distance 1. Order a kid's meal at a of at least 3 feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. When you cough or sneeze, COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH with a tissue or your sleeve or elbow (if you do not. have a tissue). Throw used tissues in a trash can. After you cough or sneeze, wash your hands WITH SOAP AND WATER, Or use an ALCOHOL-BASED hand gel. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and if you do-wash fast food restaurant. You will get less food for less money. 2. Share your meal with a family member or friend. 3. Don't up-size or super- size. At fast food restaurants, up-sizing usually means more fries, more soft drink, and more calories. 4. Don't always order the larger size sandwich, fries, or drink. Bill Worrell - forestry your hands well before and Newly Releasedgstate'13ax afterwards. Planning Guide . Clean shared phone The USDA Forest Service receivers, keyboards, steering wheels, office equipment and Southern Research Station and its collaborators recently Clinch River Farmers' Market had another successful Saturday, Remember the market is open every Saturday 7 am - 12 noon. This week vendors will have bedding plants, lamb (with samples) cage free eggs, homemade jams and jellies, bread, flowers, and craft items to include note cards, painted flower pots, etc. This week's activities 10-12 am: Free Pressure Canner Testing 11 am: Gospel music by Restoration 11 am: Cookie decorating for children 11 am: Rain barrel demonstration, Team Estonoa Free blood pressure checks and recycling bins for newspaper, magazines, plastic and cardboard. Farmers interested in selling produce please come by the St. Paul Town Hall to pick up an application for the market. The fee is $3.00 per day or $30.00 per season. There will be a Bake Sale with lots of baked goods. Come enjoy a free cup of coffee and enjoy your friends at the market. I There will be a meeting of [ i all interested farmers at the St, Paul Town Hall June 2 ,, at 6:30 pm. ,, their first annual Golf Tourna- ment on Friday, May 22 at Wolf Creek Golf and Country Club. A complimentary bar-b-q lunch will be provided from 12 until 12:45. Tee time shot gun is scheduled for lpm. Entry fee is $240 per team or $60 per individual. Teams will be flighted with trophies for first place in each flight. Prizes for closest to the pin on selected holes and longest drive and there will also be door prizes. $50.00 for hole sponsors. All profits from this tourna- ment will further the specialized services Annie's House provides to victims of child abuse. To enter a team, be a hole sponsor, or for more information, please contact Linda Cooley 276- 988-1250 or Lisa Skeens 276- 762-0518. NOTICE: Stop for any school bus loading or unloading children! IT'S THE LAWl Northrop Grumman, which has a facility in Lebanon. The program focuses on four content areas: GED curri- culum and Career Readiness Certificate, professional soft skills, digital literacy skills, and 31st century skills. The pro- fessional soft skills curriculum is based on discussion of the texts The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey and The Etiquette Advantage in Business by Peggy Post and Peter Post. The class meets three nights each week at the UVa at Wise's Southwest Virginia Technolog.y Development Center m Lebanon and will continue through July. Over the duration of the class, students will also meet regularly with mentors from Northrop Grumman and CGI, Inc. Students will p_articipate in mock interviews. ..... earn community college credits. Students will also complete a capstone project in which they will integrate and apply the knowledge and strategies learned from the PlugGED In content. The students will be required to identify an issue that .is a challenge to the local community or related to future jobs. Then they will locate information from various resources that relates to the challenge. The class will work collaborat~to _produce a PlugGED students are working in class: Freda Widick (front) and Christy Hartsock experience online learning, and solution to the challenge, and MOTORISTS: they will prepare and present a formal presentation to their project. The overall goal of the program is to provide the opportunity for students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the 21st century workplace. By the end of July, the PlugGED In class hopes to be prepared for entry-level jobs at technology sector companies in the area or further education at a college like SWCC. Stop for pedestrians in, the Library Crosswalk... It's law! ' Summit White, Stock #15017 MSRP $25,050. 3.4L V6 engine, 5 speed automatic transmission, head curtain side air bags, daytime running lamps, AM/FM stereo with CD player. 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