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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, June 29, 2017 Page 5 On June 9th Eastside High School students floated the Clinch River with Natural Tunnel and naturalist Bill Cawood along with teachers Diana Withen and Katie Jessee. The students attended the Clinch River Youth Summit in March put on by The Upper Tennessee River Round Table and the Clinch River Valley Initiative where they learned about the importance of water quality and sustainability. The canoe trip was to learn more about life in a very important local watershed and was paid for as part of the Ripple Effect Grant through Dominion Environmental Education and Stewardship Program. The high school students will be creating a mini field trip for middle school students on the EHS campus with over a dozen hands on learning stations based on the Clinch River food chain. Starting with the sun, moving through trees, macroinvertebrates, trout, hellbenders, mussels the students will fol- low energy by walking through a model ecosystem. EHS would like to thank all the groups that made the day possible. Area ical ( services set for July 21, 22 & 23 The Health Wagon with a host of community involvement will be pro- viding a FREE massive health care outreach with Remote Area Medical (RAM) and the Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF) on July 21, 22, and 23 at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Wise, VA. Some of the many services that will be offered are complete eye exams, prescription glasses, dental fillings, extractions, cleanings, hearing exams, hearing aids, chest x-ray, bone density, lab work, mammo- grams, pap smears, in addition to medical exams and exams to be pro- vided by health care providers. These services will be provided for the uninsured, underinsured, and unemployed and those who cannot afford to pay. ALL services are FREE of charge. Registration will begin at 6:00 am daily and services will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Dental services Will be provided through the VDAF's Mission of Mercy (MOM) program. For more information, call 276-328-8850. Teachers offered environmental education train- ing through Extension Virginia Cooperative Extension in collaboration with the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Society of American Foresters and other mem- bers of the forest industry - is offering an environmen- tal education opportunity for teachers from July 10- 13. The Trees to Products program is designed to cor- relate with the Virginia Standards of Learning for grades K - 12. It awards 30 hours of professional development credits for participants, along with Project Learning Tree cer- tification. "We are pleased to offer this program for teachers again this year," said Bill Worrell, Extension agent for forestry and natural resources in Southwest Virginia. "Thi's is an excel- lent opportunity for teach- ers to get an in-the-field tour of sustainable forest- management techniques, as well as professional devel- opment credits, at a very low cost." Teachers will tour key forest-industry sites to learn about sustainable for- est management. They will also learn about how forests provide wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities, and the four-day conference. The importance of forests incosts of all meals, trans- view-shed and water-quali- portation, and lodging are tyefforts. Participants will provided by the sponsors, see how trees are converted into a variety of everyday products. In addition, teachers will receive Project Learning Tree certifica- tion at the completion of the course. Project Learning Tree is a multi- disciplinary environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation for educators of students in grades pre- kindergarten through 12. Participants pay a $25 registration fee for the Russell County Extension News The Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division presents this week's Extension News. Extension Calendar of Events: July 4 Last day to vaccinate for July 10 VQA Feeder Sale July 7 Virginia Cattlemen's Annual Field Day Stuart Land and Cattle Company - Rosedale, VA July 10 VQA Feeder Calf Sale Russell County Extension Office - 6 pm July 11 Russell County Wool Pool 8:30 am to 10 am at Russell Co Cooperative - Lebanon, VA July 17-21 Russell County Jr. 4-H Camp Southwest Virginia 4-H Center - Abingdon, VA August 8 Tri-State Beef Conference Washington Co. Fairgrounds -Abingdon, VA If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056 or check Virginia Cooperative Extension - Russell County on Facebook. SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE 2017 Virginia Cattlemen's Annual Field Day The Virginia Cattlemen's Annual Field Day will be held on Friday, July 7th at Stuart Land and Cattle Company at Rosedale, VA. There are many activities scheduled throughout the day! Registration begins at 10 am with the Trade Show opening at 10:30 am. Guided bus tours will. be conducted throughout the day showcasing the historic "Clifton Farm." These tours will feature company history as well as highlights of today's management. Complementary lunch will begin at 1i:30 am along with introductions of "Distinguished GuestsI" The Virginia Cattlemen's Association will present their Industry Service and Cattlemen of the Year Awards. In addition to these awards, Russell County's Andy Smith will be installed as the new President of the VCA. Don't miss this day of fun and fellowship with beef producers from throughout Virginia. If you have never visited Clifton Farm, this is a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to see it with a tour guide! In order to plan for lunch, please contact the Extension Offfce (889-8056) by June 30th to let us know that you are coming! Don't forget our Service Department where we do pick up and delivery service locally (St. Paul and Castlewood) Service Department hours Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm Phone 762-5535 Russell County Wool Pool Take-UP Russell County Wool Pool Take-Up will be held on Tuesday, July llth from 8:30 am to 10 am at the Russell County Cooperative in Lebanon. If you have questions about the take-up, please contact the Extension Office at 889-8056. The Russell Coun~ Extension Unit -- Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade and Bill Worrell -- is located on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website at www.ext.vt.edu/ with the exception of trans- portation to the conference headquarters at the Best Western in Wise, Va. For more information or to register, contact Bill Worrell at (276) 889-8056 or bworrell@vt.edu. Use the classifieds... they work! 276-762-7671 cvtimes@verizon.net to see our We're open 8 am - 8 am - Saint Paul, VA Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks still available Persons 60 years of age and older in Wise County and the City of Norton can still apply for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). MEOC will have a limited number of books of checks to distribute on a first come, first serve basis. The checks can be used at area farmers markets beginning July 1 through the close of the markets. This program is designed to improve nutrition of senior citizens while also helping local farmers to sell their locally grown fruits, vegetables and freshly cut herbs. Markets are located in Norton, Wise, Coeburn, Big Stone Gap and Saint Paul. MEOC wants to make sure that all eligible per- sons who wish to partici- pate have the opportunity to do so. The application process is done by tele- phone or in-person. Each person enrolled in this program will receive one book of checks worth $40. Each eligible person within a household may receiveone book of checks.The check books containeight $5 checks that seniors can spend like cash to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers at local farmers markets who have been pre-approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. If you are not able to go to the market yourself, you may appoint i an authorized representa- tive to go to the markets to make the purchases for you. To be eligible, one must: be 60 years of age or older, live in Wise County or the City of Norton, and have an income equal to or below 150% of povert.y (for one indi cidual the income limit is $1,507.50/month, for two individuals the income limit is $2,030/month). To apply by telephone or for more information, call MEOC at 276-523- 4202 or 1-800-252-6362. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and poli- cies, the USDA, its agen- cies, offices, and employ- ees, and institutions partic- ipating in or administering USDA programs are pro- hibited from discriminat- ing based on race, color, national origin, sex, reli- gious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any pro- gram or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact MEOC. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program com- plaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD- 3027) found online at: http ://www.ascr.usda.gov/c omplaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide ha the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the com- plaint form, call (866) 632- 9992. Submit your com- pleted form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690- 7442; or (3) email: pro- gram. intake@ usda. gov. MEOC is an equal opportunity provider. 6 pm Monday-Fridw 5 pm Saturday rnorganmcclureford.com (276) 762-5535