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lage 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, June 20, 2013 SCC .seeks comments on Kentucky Utilities rate increase request; hearing set for Norton The. State Corporation Com- mission (SCC) will hold a public hearing on June 24 in Norton on a request by Kentucky Utilities .Company for a gelaeral rate increase. The local hearing will . give members of the public in _ Kentucky Utilities' southwestern Virginia service territory a more convenient location to offer . testimony as public witnesses. Kentucky Utilities, doing business in Virginia as Old Dominion Power Company, - seeks an increase in base rates in the amount of $6.5 million over present total operating revenues. The proposed rate increase . would raise the monthly bill of a . residential customer using 1,000 Keeping children sun-safe this summerand ..all year long -The Skin Cancer Foundation Offers Sun Safety Tips for Kids- - ;- With summer under way, tanning salons. But there is own sunscreen, remind them kilowatt hours of electricity from $91.77 per month to $101.34 per month, as increase of $9.57, or 10.43 percent. Two public sessionsare scheduled in Norton on Monday, June 24 in the Norton City Council Chambers at 618 Virginia Avenue. The first session begins at 4 p.m. and then reconvenes at 7 p.m. The public hearing will continue in Richmond on Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m. It will be held in the CommisSion's second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, in downtown Richmond. Any person wishing to comment at any of these hearings should arrive early and notify the SCC bailiff. Written comments on the proposal must be submitted by September 26, 2013. All correspondence should be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporat!on Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118, and refer to case number PUE-2013-00013. Interested persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC's website: Click on the Public Comments/Notices link and then the Submit Comments button for case number PUE-2013-00013, .children will spend more time .outdoors, in backyards and at :parks, summer camps, beaches and other vacation destinations. 'So, it is imPortant to remember that exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is strongly linked to all forms of skin cancer. Luckily, with good sun safety habits including pro- : per clothing and sunscreen, chil- dren can enjoy all sorts of out- door activities without risking their health. "By teaching your children to incorporate sun pro- "tection into their daily routine, :'you'll significantly lower their i'risk of developing skin cancer as -an adult," says Perry Robins, -MD, President of The Skin - Cancer Foundation. ' Help children stay safe in the :sun with the following tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation:  Seek the Shade: Remind kids to play in : shaded areas in oi'der to limit UV exposure. Check with camps to see if there are ' adequate places for campers to seek shade during outdoor activities taking'place bet- ween 10 am and 4 pm, when UV rays are most intense. Avoid Tanning: Twe- ens and teens., may be , tempted to "lay out" or visit no such thing as a safe, healthy or protective tan, be- cause tanning itself is caused by DNA damage to the skin. One or more blistering sun- bums in childhood or adol- escence more than doubles a person's chances of devel- oping potentially deadly melanomas later in life. Cover up with Cloth- ing: Consider dressing them in swim shirts or rash guards while in the water at the pool or beach. Protect the face, neck and eyes with broad- brimmed hats and UV-block- ing sunglasses. Use Sunscreen: For everyday use, look for broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun- screen with an SPF of 15 or higher. If your child will be spending extended time out- doors, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply 1 ounce (2 table- spoons) of sunscreen to your child's entire body 30 min- utes before going outside. Assist children in reapplying sunscreen every, two hours and after swimming or play- ing sports, because water and sweat wash sunscreen away. If your children apply their to cover easy-to-miss spots, such as the backs of ears and neck, as well as the tops of feet and hands. Keep newborns out of [be sun. Sunscreen should be sed on babies over the age of six months. , Practice What You Preach: Incorporate these tips into your own lifestyle. You'll not only set a good example, but you'll reduce your risk of skin cancer, sun damage and skin aging. More detailed suggestions and recommendations are avail- able in the 2012 Skin Cancer Foundation Journal article, "Repelling the Rays When Kids Play," available at ournal. Additionally, The Skin Cancer Foundation recently debuted Sun Smart U, an interactive education program that teaches students in grades six through twelve how to make sun-safe choices that are vital in preventing skin cancer. The program highlights the importance of following a proper sun protection regimen and the dangers of tanning through the real-life story of a young women with Stage III melanoma. Southwest Virginia all youth 4-H horse show ...... Additional information and Saturday, June 22 is the date Show.  programs are available from all that has been set aside for the Lodging, camping, and recre- Virginia Cooperative Extension Southwest Virginia Open Youth ational facilities are open to all Offices in Southwest Virginia 4-H Horse Show. This event will participants and their families at (Dickenson County 926-4605; be held at the Southwest Virginia a reasonable charge. Stabling Lee County 346-1522; Russell 4-H Educational Center, 25236 and ring facilities are available. County 889-8056; Scott County Hillman Highway, Abingdon. It The show will be on a post entry 452-2772, Wise County 328- is one of the most unique 'all- basis. A current negative Cog- 6194), or from the Southwest breed events held in the United gins test must be presented on. District Extension Office at States. It features classes and each animal. Information on (276) 619-4332. Anyone with an events to match the varied horse lodging and camping fees' can be interest in horses and interests in The Great Southwest. obtained by calling the South-. horsemanship is encouraged to The show is open to all youth west Virginia 4-H Educational attend and support the youth of-i .... from Virginia and surrounding Center at (276) 676-6180 bet- The Great Southwest. You are states who are at least 9 years of ween the hours of 9 am and 5 guaranteed to find both fun and age by October 1, 2012 and no pm, Monday-Friday. excitement. more than 19 years of age by September 30, 2013. Youth do  --(,.o_e( softball tournament not have to belong to 4-H in order to participate. Designed to. There will be a Co-ed Entry fee is $100 per team with be both a familY recreational Softball Tournament on Saturday three games guaranteed. This is a weekend and an educational and Sunday, June 22 and 23 at double elimination tournament. development opportunity for A.R. Matthews Park on Ma For more information call youth, this event is also the Whitenack Little League Field. 276-210-6409. official Southwest District ! Qualifying 4-H Horse Show that [ Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times allows participants to qualify for the Virginia State 4-H Horse 762-7671 ..... More Festival pictures... 2 nd Clinch River "Idol" contest winners: Farrell Turner 3rd place, Claud Deramus and Tamy Key 1 st place, Jackson Case and John Saurs place. Entertainment by "Windfall" from Floyd, Virginia. Bluegrass Circle with Mayberry Deputy at Festival. Ready for Summerl Fun Crowd enjoying music on Friday. 2013 Ford Focus Joe Tate, Jason Musick & Jim Long 2014 Ford Mustang Come see one of these experienced salesmen for all the details about these two cars. Shop Morgan McClure Ford- It's the right thing to do! MORGAN McCLURE Saint Paul, VA (276) 762-5535 Contest dancers on Friday night.