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( CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, June 12, 2014 Page 5 Russell County Extension News RECEIVING AWARD...Counciiman Harry Kelly and Mayor Kyle Fletcher attended the VDDA Awards Ceremony in Roanoke and accepted the award for the Town from representatives of the VDDA. From Page 1 have made America a greatwhere my election will branches throughout nation, bring a substantive change Southwest irginia and "In the Senate of that can help end the grid- Eastern Tennessee. He is a Virginia, I will fight for lock that has permeated member and former presi- policies that will grow this year. I look forward to dent of Russell County Southwest's economy. I the challenge of the cam- Rotary. will stand up for coal, an paign and to the opportuni- Ben is an avid outdoors- energy source that can - ty to continue to serve the man who regularly enjoys and does - provide afford- people of Southwest fishing, hunting, hiking, able power for the world. I Virginia."; and camping. Ben and his will continue to be a voice Delegate Ben Chafin wife, Lora Lee (Carr) for sensible healthcare represents the 4th District Charm, are the parents of policies that put patients in the Virginia House ofthree children. The Charm first without the onerous Delegates, A graduate offamily worships at government interference of East Tennessee State Community Heights Obamacare. I will stand up University (B.A., 1982) Church in Lebanon. and fight for the values and and the University of The 38th Senatorial traditions of Southwest Richmond School of Law District includes all of Virginia. (J.D., 1985), he is an attor- Bland, Buchanan, "I have been honored to ney in private practice and Dickenson, Pulaski, represent the people of the owner and operator of a Russell, and Tazewell Southwest Virginia in the beef-cattle farm in Counties,the Cities of House of Delegates. Now, Moccasin Valley. He is Norton and Radford, and I am excited about the Chairman of the Board ofportions of Montgomery, opportunity to serve them First Bank & Trust Smyth, and Wise Counties. in the Senate of Virginia, Company, which has Lr R Disa S IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2014-15 Some natural disasters by email. This is a good are more common in ,the way to secure your records. Summer. But major events You can also scan tax like hurricanes, tornadoes records and insurance poli- and fires can strike any cies onto an electronic for- time. It's, a good idea to mat. You can use an exter- plan for what to do in case nal hard drive, CD or DVD of a disaster. You can help to store important records. make your recovery easier Be sure you back up your by keeping your tax and files and keep them in a financial records safe. safe place. If a disaster .Here are some basic strikes your home, it may steps you can take now to also affect a wide area. If prepare: that happens you may not 1. Backup Records be able to retrieve your Electronically. Many peo- records. ple receive bank statements 2. Document THE THRIFT STORE 16629 Broad Street - St. Paul has expanded. We are now both sides of the Korner Stone Building. We have furniture and appliances as well as name brand clothes. VaCarollna Buildings - IJcens l Insured. Free lnspecaon i Unleash your hidden owers Valuables. Take photos or videos of the contents of your home or business. These visual records can help you prove the value of your lost items. They may help with insurance claims or casualty loss deductions on your tax return. You should store them with a friend or relative who lives out of the area. 3. Update Emergency Plans. Review your emer- gency plans every year. Update them when your situation changes. Make sure you have a way to get severe weather informa- tion. Have a plan for what to do if threatening weather approaches. 4. Get Copies of Tax Returns or Transcripts. Visit to get Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, to replace lost or destroyed tax returns. If you just need information from your return, you can order a free transcript online or by calling 800- 908-9946. You can also file Form 4506T-EZ, Short Form Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript or Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return. 5. Count on the IRS. If you fall victim to a disas- ter, know that the IRS stands ready to help. You can call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 for special help with disas- ter-related tax issues. Visit to get more about IRS disaster assistance. You can also get forms and publications anytime on To get them in the mail, call 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). CVT deadlines: copy Monday, 3 pm ads Monday, 12 noon Your Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division --Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade, and Bill Worrell presents this week's Extension News. Our office is located on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website at Extension Calendar of Events: June 12 SHARP Logger - Sustainable Forestry June 14 Bees, Blooms, & Bluegrass Festival Old Russell County Courthouse - Dickensonville, VA June 19 SHARP Logger - Safety Program June 26 SHARP Logger - BMP's & Pre-harvest Planning July 1 Russell County Cattlemen's Association Meeting July 7 VQA Feeder Calf Sale Virginia Cattlemen's Association - 6:00 pm July 10 VQA Feeder Calf Take-Up If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. SCOTT JESSEE -AGRICULTURE Paper Wasps The return of Paper Wasps is one of the signals that summer is almost here! Paper wasps are beneficial to agriculture (catching and feeding upon corn ear- worms, arrnyworms, and tobacco hornworms), but they are nuisances around the house. Paper wasps, both the reddish brown Northern and the black - yellow striped Dominulus wasp, are about 5/8 to 1 inch long. They have longer legs and slen- derer bodies than yellow jackets or hornets. Their abdomen tapers at both ends. Paper wasps can be very aggressive, and they have a lance-like stinger that can fire like an automatic machine gun. When encountering paper wasps, try to remain calm and slowly move away from the nest. Never strike or run rapidly away as this often provokes a full attack. If we could talk to law enforcement officials, "bee attack" is probably an excuse often heard as the cause of "fender-benders." If a "real bee" gets the car while dri- ving, try to remain calm. Slowly pull off the road and open the windows (and doors). Attempting to kill the bee while driving is likely to result in an accident. CONTROL: In the event that you are stung by a paper wasp, apply a poultice of a meat tenderizer to the wound. If the sting is not deep, this will break down the components of the sting fluid - helping to relieve the pain. Individual paper wasps and their nests can be treated with an aerosol insecti-' cide. There are many aerosol insecticides for hornets and wasps that will spray at distances of 20 to 25 feet. Products that contain pyrethroids and pyrethrins pro- vide instant knockdown. Identify nest sites during the day, and spray the nests at night to get all individuals and prevent the likelihood of stings. People that are allergic to bees should not attempt control or nest removal. For more information about insect control, please contact the Extension Office at 889-8056. CORNELIA G. ESTEP- 4-H YOUTH 2014 4-H Camp June 23-27! The 2014 Russell County Junior 4-H Camp will be held June 23-27 at the Southwest 4-H Educational Center in Abingdon, VA. The 2014 4-H Camp Sign Up will take place in the Russell County Extension Office on June 3 from 4:00 until 7:30pm. The Extension Office is located in the Governmental Building behind Wendy's inLebanon, ~You will enter the building through the outside door near the West end of the building. The address above the door is 135 Highland Drive. Once inside the bu~ld'mg, turn left and then right following the 4-H Signs. Russell County youth in grades 4-7 received green registration forms in their schools. Home Schooled youth and others who have not gotten a registration form can call, email or come by the Extension to obtain this form. This green form needs to be brought to the Sign Up on June 3. Campers must have completed the fourth grade, be 9 years old and from Russell County. Those who turn 14 on or before January 1, 2014 are too old for this camp. Those who turn 14 between January 1, 20i4 and October 1 of 2014 can participate in this Junior 4-H Camp this year. This will be the last year they can attend this particular camp. Those who are older will have to go to the Teen Weekend Camp when it is offered by the 4-H Center. The theme for this year's 4-H Camp is 'Clover University'. There will be fun theme days and nights with optional dress up or dress in certain colors such as: Neon Rave, Cabin Color Spirit, Favorite Sports Team or School Colors and Show Your Favorite Decade or Time Period. There are lots of new, fun and exciting classes to choose from for the 2014 4- H Camp week. A few of the new class offerings are: Soccer, Recycled Crafts, Automotive Fun, Service Dogs, Sewing, Origami and Fine Arts. Campers may also choose from lots of the traditional classes such as Cheerleading, Dance, Swimming, Horsemanship, Archery, Zip Line- Climbing Wall and Repelling, Fishing, Lego Robotics, Nature Science Outdoor Cooking and many more. Cost of the 2014 4-H Camp week is $165.00. This covers, food, lodging and camp class supplies for the week. Call 276-889-8056 for a registration form or for more information. Email address www. nesomepinerealty.coIn 3323 Summit, St. Paul Sh~iia ~Tha~ at 276 393 92(~ ~nPoreh. For more information call: 2.76-523-0729