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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, July 2, 2009 L" [ Russell County IDA, Virginia Mountain Micro !: to expand wireless broadband in SW Virginia Provided by VMMiero.Net Joining forces, local telecom- munications and government leaders announce an expansion of the newest superhighway in Southwest Virginia. This super- highway brings information-not 18-wheelers and SUVs-zipping through our rural communities. An innovative alliance forged by the Russell County Industrial Development Authority and Virginia Mountain Micro is ex- panding its wireless, high-speed Internet-access network that al- lows qualifying homes and busi, nesses in Russell County and the surrounding areas to connect to the Internet at speeds up to !.5 megabites per second. The sys- tem also expands opportunities for e-commerce, distance learn- ing, telemedicine, telecommut- ing and other benefits of living in a broadband community. VMMicro.Net, a subsidiary of Virginia Mountain Micro, has greatly expanded its existing wireless network to deliver broadband Internet access to qualifying homes and businesses in Castlewood, Cleveland, St. Paul and adjacent areas from several new wireless base sta- flops. To view a complete list of service areas and details on service requirements, visit the company website at www.vmmi ro.net. Consumer broadband service from VMMiero.Net is available for as low as $39.95 a month. Business packages featuring dy- namic Internet protocol (IP) addressing are available for as low as $69.95 a month, and sta- tic IP packages for as low as $79,95 per month. Potential cus- tomers may contact VMMicro. Net at 276-935-8307 or toll flee at 866-935-8307. Virginia Mountain Micro has been serving small and large businesses in Southwest Virgi- nia for more than 14 years. The company is a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) and also offers a variety of computer services including Computer Networking; Hardware & Soft- ware Sales Installation Support, Custom Database Development and Internet Website Develop- ment. Certain recreational activities Virginia's state forests will require a State Forest Use Permit beginning July 1 During this year's legislative session, the Virginia General :ASsembly passed a new law :requn'mg certain recreational -risers of the Commonwealth's State Forests to purchase an annual permit. This new law oes into effect Wednesday, July 1 The State Forest Use Permit is required for anyone 16 years and older who hunts, fishes, traps, rides mountain bikes or horses in one of Virginia's 19 State Forests. Anyone walking, hiking or canoeing will not need the Use Permit. The new Use Permit replaces the state forest license that used to be required of those hunting or trapping on the state forests. Obtaining a Use Permit is a new requirement for those who fish or ride horses or mountain bikes in the state forests. The State Forest Use Permit is valid for all five activities. This State Forest Use Permit does not apply to our national forests, national parks, state parks or state-managed wildlife management areas. The Use Permit, which costs $15 annually, is good for one year following its purchase. All funds generated by the Use Permit will go toward enhancing recreational opportunities on the State Forests. Since the founding of Vir- ginia's first state forest (Prince Edward - Gallion State Forest) in 1919, the state forests have been self-suppurting entities - meaning they receive no tax dollars. Now, with 19 state forests in the system and increased demand for recre- ational use by Virginia's citizens, the system cannot rely solely on the sale of timber on just the three largest forests to provide enough funding to operate, maintain and improve the entire system of 19 state forests - hence the need for the new Use Permit. The State Forest Use Permit is available online at http://secure01 .virginiainteractiv e.urg/horf/ or at authorized retailers who sell the Virginia state hunting license. 2009 UVa-Wise Lady Cavs' Basketball Camp The 2009 Lady Cavs' Basketball Camps will be on July 6-9 th. The morning session will be fundamentals for ages 6- 18 beginning at 8:30 running through 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session will run from 12:30-2:30 featuring skill work for guard and post players ages 11-18. This camp will run from 12:30-2:30, cost for each camp is $60 if a player wishes to attend both camps the total cost is $100. For more information call the women's basketball office at 328-0205 or 328-0206. 1-888-EMT-H ERO GARY CRUM, St. Paul, sang Southern songs and played a variety of Civil War-era musieal instru- ments during the Clinch River Farmers' Market Saturday morning. Allen hits third ace at LBCC Tom Allen made his third hole-in-one at Lake Bonaven- ture Country Club on Sunday, June 28. He accomplished the feat on LBCC's par three, 132 yard #2 hole using an eight-iron. Wimessing the feat were Rick Helbert and Run Kiser. CVTimes Deadlines: Editorial copy birthdays, anniversaries, press releases, calendar items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday I REGISTRATION FORM SPHS REUNION 2009 JULY 24 & 25 Name Maiden Name Address Class Year Telephone/Cell _ Email Please return with a check for $30.00 per person #us $5.00 for each guest that plan to attend the picnic to one of the following classmates before July 15, 2009: Benny Oreer Crowder ('6x) Post Office Box 309 St. Paul, Virginia 24283 Suzy Pate Harrison ('68) Post Office Box lO94 St. Paul, Virginia 24283 **Please make cheeks payable to SPHS Alumni Association** FOR OUR CUSTOMEt .S CONVENIENCE Russell County Provided by the Russell County Extension Office 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 131 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA. Check out our Virginia Tech Public Website Address: www.ext.vt.edu/ Extension Calendar of Events: July 13: Russell County Wool Pool 2 to 5 p.m. at Russell County Cooperative, Lebanon July 18: Act on Poverty, Southwest Virginia Community College 10:00 a.m. August 3: Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association, Yearling Sale August 6: Let's Make Salsa Workshop August 31 : Virginia Quality Assured (VQA) Yearling Sale If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. Scott Jessee - Agriculture Fly Control Tactics Fly season has returned to Russell County and many beef producers are already battling pinkeye. Although tall grass and weeds are eye irritants, flies are the major culprits in spreading pinkeye. Flies damage the cor- nea of the eyes of animals during feeding. Because they feed numerous times per day, they can transmit the pinkeye "germ" (Moraxella bovis) from animal to animal. Several tactics and products are available for suppressing flies. Listed below are some common insecticides and appli- cation methods. Although sev- eral products are listed below, others are available and they can also provide satisfactory results. Hand Dusting or Dust Bags Management Tips: Read label before using products. Hang dustbags 4-6 inches below top-line of cattle. Products: Malathion, Co-Ral, Permethrin 0.25% Backrubbers and Facerub- bers Management Tips: Read label before using products. Use Unit's Extension news only #2 diesel oil or approved backrubber base oil. Don't use recycle motor oil. Keep device adequately charged. Forced use increases efficacy. Products: Atroban, Perme- thrin, Co-Ral, Phosmet, Dichlor- ovos Management Tips: Read product label before using Do not contaminate feed or water. Products: Co-Ral, Rabon, Permethrin, Phosmet Pour-ons Management tips: Read product label! Most are ready- to-use products, but some require mixing. Avoid using products with grubidical activity in Virginia between November 1 and February 1. Some com- mercial dewormers provide residual fly control. Products: Permethrin, Cylen- ce, Eprinomectrin, Spinosad Ear-tags: Management Tips: Read the product label and follow recommendations. Apply with recommended applicator pliers. Consider rotating product chemistries (organophosphate vs.* pyrethroid) to prevent developing fly resistance. Products: Pyrethroid Class - Python, Atroban, Ear Force, Cutter Gold, Saber Ultra Organophosphate Class - Optimizer, Bovagard, Patriot, Warrior, Dominator Combination P & O - Max- Con, Double Barrel VP, Ear Force Ranger If you have questions about fly control or are interested in other products, please contact the Extension Office at 889- 8056. Donna Meade - Family and Consumer Science Summer Reading! What activities to you have planned for your kids for the summer? How about reading? "It's often difficult to fit reading in a summer schedule since there are many outdoor activities and other interruptions that children may find more exciting than reading," said Debbie Richard- son, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension parenting assistant specialist. "Yet, encour- aging children to read through- out the year may allow them to develop a life-long habit of reading, along with maintaining t a knack for reading for en-I joyment." To make summer reading fun and so children do I not feel like they are still in / school, Richardson suggests the following ideas to help parents I develop their children into year- around readers: Read with your children at least 20 minutes everyday and give them your full attention when reading together. Read for enjoyment. Allow your child to choose the books they are interested in and let them touch the books, turn the pages and discover the pictures. Even allow them to read aloud to you. Stop reading when your child loses interest. Most short sessions are effective. Re-read your child's favorite book. Young children sometimes like the same book read over and over again. Allow your child to read a variety of materials. Almost any age appropriate material is good, including children's magazines, comic books, instruction book- lets for games and traditional books. Reading anything that assists in building children's vocabulary and comprehension will be beneficial to their reading comfort level. Use enthusiasm and give different voices to the different characters. Let your children get to know the book. Allow them to comment on what they see and hear, ask about numbers and shapes. Try to relate the story to your child's experiences. Visit the local library. Go often and borrow books to allow your child to discover his interests. Be a role model - children learn from example. If they see their parents reading, they too will want to join in on the fun! "Taking the time to read is important to you and your child, and summer is a great time to enjoy a good book," Richardson said. New summer hours for Dante Arbor Day Coal and Railroad Museum New summer hours are in effect for the Dante Coal and Railroad Museum. As of June 1, the museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The mu- seum will also be open from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. onthe second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For more information about the museum's operating hours or to schedule a visit, call the museum at 276-495-1903. MOTORISTS: Stop for Pedestrians in the Library Crosswalk-- It' s the law ! tch w nU Pole a,, 1/ Barns ! ! . ECONOMICAL Available CONEfl'OGA Buildings | i AFFORDABLE OALITY WE ARE OPENING ON S,a,TURDAY Beginning Saturday, July 1L 2009 Our Lebanon and St. Paul Offices Will Begin Saturday Hours - 8:30 AM To 12 Noon (Drive Thru Only) i 1 MEMBER FDIC www.conestocjabuildings.com www.dutchwaypolebarns.com TruPoint BANK Foundation' s Conservation Trees booklet available The Arbor Day Foundation's recently updated Conservation Trees booklet is now available for only a $3 donation to the non- profit tree-planting organization. Conservation Trees is de- signed to help people plant and care for trees, and features illustrations, colorful photos and easy-to-follow text. "The Arbor Day Foundation believes it is vital for people of all walks of life to plant new trees and to take care of our existing tree canopy," said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Foundation. "This booklet serves as a great resource for tree planters in every area of the country." "Trees help us conserve energy, are good for the soil, and cldan the air we breathe and drinking water for millions of Americans. That's why it is so important to properly plant new trees and care for the ones we already have." Included in the Conservation Trees booklet are tips on how to use shade trees and windbreaks to save on energy costs, attract songbirds, create a living snow fence, and to learn how to plant the right tree in the right place. In addition, the booklet also details the right way to plant and prune trees. To receive the Conservation Trees booklet, send a $3 check along with your name and address to: Conservation Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or order online at www.arborday.org/conservationtr ees. &la Yew Nutten attm mm00txamm mflam00tlur Rlmlm GREAT