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... A 1,000-pound Recipesby Making memories on Fa- M,~I~ H~ thor's Day is what Brian Galla- . gher, a finance student from Georgetown University in Cali- ]~i EASY LEMON SQUARES cup of the butter, bacon grease fornia, had in mind when he /tdopted a manatee for this dad :*, 1 box yellow cake mix and onion. Cook until the onion last year. Although Brian didn't ~: CUD butter, melted is tender. Add the squash, bacon if_: " 4 egg's and salt and pepper to tas{e, show up on his dad's doorstep in '~__ 1 (16 oz.) can lemon frosting Then cook until desired Napa Valley with a one-ton ~- 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, soft- tenderness. Drain. Pour the marine mammal, he did give him ~ ened remaining butter over the squash an adoption package which CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, June 18, 2009 Page 5 gift for Dad free within the United States. This Father's Day, each new member who joins the Adopt-A- Manager program online for a $35 tax-deductible donation, will also receive the Club's official T- shirt with a full color underwater design by renowned Florida artist, Nancy Blauers. Manatees are Florida's offi- cial state marine mammal and they're listed as endangered at the state, federal, and interna- tional levels. The population is estimated to be about 3,800 concentrated year-round in Florida. "Manatees continue to face grave threats," explained Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club. "Manatee injuries and deaths from boat hits remain high, and there's a critical concern for the potential loss of winter warm-water sites, such as natural springs and power plant outfalls. Plus, the loss of aquatic habitat to coastal development remains an on-going threat. We must continue to work together for the long-term conservation of manatees and their habitat." Funds raised from the Club's adoption programs go toward numerous manatee conservation and education programs. "Nature is too beautiful a gift not to be appreciated and protected," said Brian. For more information about manatees and to adopt one for ,~" Combine cake mix, butter and serve, included a color photo of a real and 1 egg. Spread in a 9x13 inch manatee, an adoption certificate, pan. In a small bowl mix the MACARONI AND CHEESE biography, and handbook from i frosting and cream cheese AND CORN BAKE Save the Manatee Club. The together. Reserve approximately 1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel mission of the Florida-based, national non-profit organization, 1 cups of this mixture. Add 3 corn i cheese mixture. Mix thoroughly, corn eggs to remaining frosting cream 1 (15 oz.) can cream style co-founded in 1981 by sing- er/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, is "" Pour this topping over the cake 1 cup uncooked macaroni to protect endangered manatees batter. Bake 325 degrees until 1 cup cubed Velveeta cheese and their aquatic habitat for f the cake is light brown and Mix whole kernel corn, future generations. ,,-" "Adopting a manatee was the ~ begins to turn loose from the undrained, cream-style corn, pan. Remove from the oven and macaroni and cheese. Mix well. perfect solution for a Father's Day gift because it's simple, cool. Ice with the reserved 1 Pour into a 2 quart baking dish thoughtful, and unique," said i SKILLET SQUASH great. He's always been inter- cups of frosting, and bake uncovered until tender. "My Bake at 350 degrees. Brian. dad thought it was 8 yellow squash, sliced DEVILED DIP ested in oceanography, and he 1 cup water 1 cup cottage cheese taught his family to care about I plus cup (1 stick) 1 can (2 oz.) deviled ham animals." butter, melted 1 tbsp. chopped parsley There are 32 real, living 4 tbsp. bacon grease 1 tbsp. grated onion manatees with known histories l small onion, thinly sliced dash of pepper to choose from in the Club's 4 slices bacon, fried crisp Beat together cottage cheese, three Florida adoption programs and chopped ham, parsley, onion and pepper, at Blue Spring State Park near salt and pepper Cover and chill. Serve with Orange City, Homosassa Springs In a skillet combine water, crackers or chips. Wildlife State Park in Homo- sassa, and in the Tampa Bay Video contest asks you to =a Brian chose Merlin from the Club's adoption program for his '= "keep it rural" dad because he thought the name Father's Day - please contact the was clever and he liked the Save the Manatee Club at 500 -Farm Credit video contest celebrates life in the country- description of Merlin's curious North Maitland Ave., Maitland, ":' Farm CreditoftheVirginians They are: Pennsylvania, Mary- personality and love of explor- Florida 32751, or call 1-800- - is calling for entries to the first- land, Delaware, Virginia, North rag. 432-JO1N (5646), or visit their - ever Keepin' It Rural video Carolina, South Carolina, Geo- Gift adoptions costs $25 and web site at ., contest, rgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississi- also include four printed www.savethemanatee.org, where , Entrants can submit funny, ppi, Louisiana, Tennessee, newsletters and six e-newsletters you can also sign up for the inspiring, unusual, or amazing Kentucky, West Virginia and throughout the year. Shipping is Club's free E-Newsletter. farm- or rural-themed videos for Ohio. -cash prizes. Full details are Farm rodito, o V gini Appalachian Strings to be at posted on the Web site: (www, FarmCreditofVirginians.c , www.iKeepltRural.com. Videos ~ is part of the Farm Credit maybe submitted through System, a nationwide network of Country Cabin June 20 _ October31,2009. agricultural and rural lending .. Video submissions may be institutions cooperatively owned Appalachian Strings will be posted on an ongoing basis on by their borrowers. Farm Credit featured at the Country Cabin and one-half miles west of the contest site as well as helps maintain and improve the on Sat-urday, June 20. The Norton on The Crooked Road ~, featured on the Keepin' It Rural quality of life in rural America Cabin is open Saturday nights Musical Trail. Watch for signs. channel on YouTube. and on the farm through its con- from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Jam sessions are held each "This is about sharing and stant commitment to competitive Events include live Bluegrass Tuesday at 7 p.m. Admission is , enjoying what's fun about farm lending, expert financial ser- music each Saturday night free and all musicians and ., and country life," says Mike vices, and a feeling of featuring the best in local bands, spectators are welcome. Mooney, contest manager with partnership with its customers, clogging, two-step, free style, Admission is $5 for adults ' AgFirst Farm Credit Bank. "It's Farm Credit provides funding broom dances'and Cake Walks. (12 and over) and $1 for , not about making fun of rural and financial services to 96 Local musicians are welcome children two through 11. 1" life, although I'm sure we'll get counties in Maryland, Virginia for I~lavin~ half-time breaks For more information, ca l ,, some of those, too.P' and West Virginia, provldmg. " " real. (~othatry Cabin is located one 276-679-3541. " The contest is sponsored by estate and production financing 'Farm Credit and open to resi- to more than 11,500 farmers, " e C unty Sen .. dents of the l 5 states included in agribusinesses, and rural Wls O ools' Food . the AgFirstFarmCreditDistrict. homeowners. Service Program for Summer 'BI g A ack Lunss0ciation to _ Wise Coun~ Sch.ool tiowel, Valley Pr~ary, 9i-15,- . . Division is partieipatmg in the June 17-July 14 meet m Norton Friday. 6/26 S or ood Se oo Meals will be provided to all June 17-July 14. The Virginia Black Lung munity Center. children without charge. J.W. Adams Combined, 10:30, A ss~'iation will combine its The meeting is open to all Acceptance and participation June 17-July 14. regular meetings for Wise interested people, including requirements for the program Wise Primary, 10:30, June 17- _. County and Lee County, and union, non-union, miners and and all activities are the same July 14 .. will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, widows concerned about re- for all regardless of race, color, " LF. Addington Middle, 9:30- i "~ June 26, at the Norton Coln- ceiving Black Lung Benefits.. national origin, gender, age or June 3 17-July 1. iI: n F .... lS disability, and there will be no J.J. KellyHigh, 8:30, Junel7- Dante Reunio estival d m ion, oo..o orJuly 10. the meal service. Meals will .be Questions regarding this provided on weekdays at the program should be directed to planned September25-26 sites and times listed: Brandi Bates, Supervisor of consideration was given to en- Breakfast/Mid.Morning Food Services, Wise County Plans are underway for the Snack Schools, P.O. Box 1217, Wise, 2009 Reunion Festival. Dante sure this year's festival will not conflict with other events oc- St. PanlElementary, 10:15- VA24293 276-328-8017. Lives On has again decided to 10:30, June 17-July 14. To file a complaint of dis- plan for a two-day event, similar curring in Russell and Dickew son counties. It is likely this will Coeburn Primary, 10:15-10:30, crimination, write or call imme- to last year's event. This year's become the standing date for the June 17-July 14. diately to USDA, Director, Of- festival will take place on the festival. All are invited to join Coeburn Middle 9:30-10, June rice of Civil Rights, 1400 lnde- fourth weekend in September, friends in Dante for the two-day 17-July 14 pendence Avenue, S.W., Wash- beginning at mid-afternoon on event. Appalachia Elementary, 8:30- ington, D.C. 20250-9410, 800- Friday, Sept.ember 25, and end- More information will be 10, June 17-July 14 795-3272 or 202-720-6382 ing with an evening of music announced as plans for the (TTY) Saturday, September 26. festival are finalized. Gwyn Due to concerns about the Nash, Vice Chairman of Dante heat at previous festivals, the Lives On, will lead the festival later date was selected. Careful . planning this year. YOUR LOCAL NEWS STATION AT "~' i 1:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM P,O. Box 939 Lebanon, VA 24266 wlrv.com Phone (276) 889-1380 Fax.(276) 889-1388 ~i!iii i ~ ~ ~L ~, FESI~iVAL GOERS...Teresa Fields and her mother, Pauline Mofinary, are pictured at the Clinch River Days Festival Saturday, May 30. Photo by Patsy Phillips Steele announces candidacy Jay H. Steele, an attorney practicing in Lebanon, has an- nounced .his candidacy for the position of Russell County Commonwealth's Attorney. A special election to fill the posi- tion will be held November 3. Following graduation from college, Steele spent several years as an investigative officer and a an adult probation and parole officer. He then enrolled m Law School at the University of Richmond and graduated in January, 1981. After practicing in Richmond for five years, and serving several years as an Assistant Virginia Attorney General, also in Richmond, he returned to his home in Russell County, where_ his family has lived for years. He was elected to serve a term as President of the Russell County Bar Association, and was appointed by the Circuit Judges of the 29th Judicial Cir- cuit to serve as a substitute judge in the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts for the district, which includes Russell County. As a former police officer, probation officer, judge and a practicing trial attorney for 28 years, Steele said, "I can bring.a mature perspective to the crimi- nal justice system, the prose- cution of criminal defendants and the fair and efficient admi- nistration of the office of the Commonwealth's Attorney." Tri-County Tire Service 16618 East Riverside Dr. St. Paul, VA Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm; Sat. 8 am - 1 pm 276-762-9501 or 276-762-9591 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY'S APPLICATION FOR RECOVERY OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND RELIABILITY COSTS CASE NO. PUE-2009-00039 On May 15, 2009, Appalachian Power Company ("Appalachian" or "Company") filed with the State Corporation Commission ("Commission") an Application seeking recovery of its environmental and reliability costs ("E&R costs") incurred January 1,2008, through December 31, 2008. Appalachian requests that. the Commission permit the proposed surcharges to be effective for electric service rendered on or after January 1,2010, and concluding December 31,2010, The Company states that it is permitted to recover incremental costs for compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations ("environmental costs") and for transmission and distribution system reliability ("reliability costs") from July 1, 2004, through December 31,2008, and that the cost recovery sought in its Application represents the Company's incremental environmental and reliability costs incurred between January 1,2008, and December 31, 2008, Appalachian asserts that those incremental costs during the period January 1,2008, through December 31, 2008, result in a total net revenue requirement of $102.2 million. The Company states that the revenue requirement is consistent with methodologies approved by the Commission in its three previous E&R costs cases, Case Nos. PUE-2005-00056, PUE-2007-00069, and PUE-2008-00045, The Company requests a 12.5% rate of return on common equity capital. The Company states that its proposed surcharges reflect an allocation of E&R costs among customer rate classes by functional revenue in a manner consistent with its previous E&R cases. The Company's Application is docketed and assigned Case No. PUE-2009-00039. Interested persons are encouraged to review the Application and the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing. Interested persons should be advised that, after considering all of the evidence, the Commission may approve, reject, or modify the Application, may approve revenues and adopt rates, fees, charges, methodologies, and terms and conditions of service that are the same or different from those appearing in the Application, and/or may apportion revenues among customer classes in a manner that is the same or different from that in the Application. Interested persons may review a copy of the Application and the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing in the Commission's Document Control Center, located on the First Floor of the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond. Virginia between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A copy of the Application may also be obtained at no cost by interested persons by making a written request to the Company's counsel, Anthony J. Gambardella, Esquire, Woods Rogers, P.L.C., 823 East Main Street. Suite 1200, Richmond, Virginia 23219. If acceptable to the requesting party, the Company may provide the Application, with or without attachments, by electronic means. In addition, the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing and other orders entered in this docket, the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, as well as other information concerning the Commission and the statutes it administers, may be viewed on the Commission's website at http://www.scc.virqinia.gov/case. A public hearing shall be convened on October 1, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in the Commission's Courtroom, Second Floor, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, to receive comments from members of the public and to receive evidence in the above-referenced docket. Any person not participating as a respondent as provided for below may give oral testimony concerning [his case as a public witness at the hearing. Public witnesses desiring to make statements at the public hearing need only appear in the Commission's Second Floor Courtroom in the Tyler Building at the address set forth above prior te 9:45 a.m. on the day of the hearing and register a request to speak with the Commission's bailiff Any interested person may participate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing, on or before July 30, 2009, an original and fifteen (15) copies of a notice of participation with the Clerk of the Commission ("Clerk"), State Corporation Commission. c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118, and shall simultaneously serve a copy of the notice of participation on counsel to Appalachian at the address above. Pursuant to Rule 5 VAC 5-20-80 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. Interested parties shall refer in all of their filed papers to Case No. PUE-2009-00039. On or before August 27, 2009, each respondent may file with the Clerk at the address above an original and fifteen (15) copies of any testimony and exhibits by which it expects to establish its case and shall serve copies of the testimony and exhibits on counsel to the Company at the address above and on all other respondents. Respondents shall comply with the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. including: 5 VAC 5-20-140, Filing and service; 5 VAC 5-20-150, Copies and format; and 5 VAC 5-20-240. Prepared testimony and exhibits. On or before September 24 2009 any interested person may file with the Clerk, at the address set forth above written comments on the A~.,.; ~,~t;o. On or before September 24.2009 any interested person desiring te submit comments electronicaly may do so by following the instructions found on the Commission's website: http://www.scc,virqinia.gov/case. APPALACHIAN POWER CO,v~PANY