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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, July 7, 2011 MORE FIREWORKS CELEIRATING!...Southern Breeze, a St. Paul favorite, performed for the crowd at the town's Fourth of July Celebration at the Miners Exchange Parking Lot from 7:30 until well after the fireworks display. I I MOTORISTS: Stop for pedestrians in the Library Crosswalk.. It's the law! I ] WHEELS FOR SUMMER FUN 2011 Chevrolet Camaro 3 from which to choose 1 yellow- 1 green- 1 white All loaded with great options! Jer McClure Joe Salyer m Nina Fields Scott Fields Cathy Mays .... Tim Tickles Robert Boiling MORGAN- McCLURE Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762.2311 Visit us at www.morganmcclure.com (Castlewood) I V We Are Professional Grad American Revolution Driving Excitement CAKE WALK...An always popular event at the Town's annual Fourth of July Celebration at the Miners Exchange Bank parking lot is the Cake /alks. Numerous cakes were awarded to the participants, who paid 50 cents ea participate in each walk. Proceeds helped pay for the fireworks. Russell County Unit's Extension news Provided by the Russell County Extension Office Your Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division--Corn- elia 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. Che- ck out our Virginia Tech Public Website Address: www.ext.vt.edu/ Extension Calendar of Events: July 14: Wool Pool Take-Up, Russell County Cooperative, Lebanon August 15-16: Tri-State Cow-Calf Conference, Johnson City, Tennessee August 29: Abingdon Feeder Cattle's VQA Feeder Cattle Sale 6:00 pm on the Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. Scott Jessee - Agriculture Black Spot on Roses Black spot is a fungal disease of roses that causes circular black areas on plant leaves. It is most often found on the upper surfaces of the leaves, but twigs can also become infected. Areas around infected spots or the entire leaf may turn yellow (before it turns, black) and drop prematurely. Severely infected plts may lose all of their leaves by mid-summer. Plants suffering from black spot have few or no blooms. During periods of excess moisture and high humidity, black spot can become a serious problem, To prevent infection, roses should be treated on 7 to 10 day intervals for as long as the weather remains wet. The following active ingredients are effective in treating this Black Spot: Propiconazole, Chloro- thalonii, Mancozeb, and Captan. Other products are available and effective. Be sure to read and to follow label directions for the you choose. The Black Spot Fungus (Diplocarpon rosae) overwinters Farmers on fallen leaves infected during the previous season and from diseased canes. During rains, the spores are splashed from plant to plant. Repeated severe infections can kill established roses. To prevent Black Spot infection, try the following tips: Avoid overhead water- ing Prune off infected canes After dormant prun- ings, consider applying a lime sulfur product. In the fall, rake, up and destroy all fallen leaves. Cornelia G. Estep - 4-H Russell County Junior 4-H Camp If you missed Registration Day on June 14 th, it may not be too late! Come by or call the Extension Office as soon as possible! Russell County Junior 4-H Camp will be held on July 18-22 at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Abingdon. Donna Meade - Family and Consumer Science Clean Your Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Federal health officials esti- mate that nearly 48 million peo- ple are sickened by food con- taminated with harmful germs each year, and some of the Causes might surprise you. Although most people know animal products must be handled carefully to prevent illness, many don't realize that produce can als0 be the culprit in outbreaks of food borne illness. In recent years, the United States has had several large outbreaks of illness caused by contaminated fruits and vege- tables - including spinach, toma- toes, and lettuce. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Your local markets carry an amazing vari- ety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are both nutritious and delicious. As you enjoy fresh produce, no matter what source, it is important to handle these products safely in order to Market h to Fresh for Mountain Empire - Older Citizens has good news to share with Senior Citizens in Wise County and the City of Norton- Older persons can now apply for the 2011 Farmers Market Fresh for Seniors program at MEOC. MEOC has been given a limited number of books of checks to distribute to eligible older resi- dents of Wise County and Nor- ton. Checks worth $40 will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and can' be used at area Farmer's Markets beginning CVTimes Deadlines: Editorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press releases, calendar items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday V I R .G I.N.kA"S TAT E .PO LI C lIE INbIIiNCI: FUU0 DII/I$10N r If you have,knowledge of insurance fraud,-, report it. .'..!-877-62FRAU D www, stampoutfraud.com reduce the risks of food orne illness. Glenda Lewis, an expq  on food borne illness with the :ood and Drug Administration ays fresh produce can become con- taminated in many ways. Duirlg the growing phase, fruits and veggie s may be contaminatedby animals, harmful substances '" the soil or water, and poor giene among workers. After produce is passes through many increasing the risk. Contamination can occur after the produce has purchased, during food paration, or through storage. FDA says to choose produc that isn't bruised or damaged and make sure that pre-cut - such as bags of lettuce watermelon slices - are either refrigerated or on ice both in the store and at home. In addition, follow these recommendations: * Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap before and after preparing fresh produce. , Cut away any damaged or bruised areas before preparing or eating. Gently rub produce while holding under plain running water. There's no need to use soap or a produce wash. Wash produce BE- FORE you peel it, so dirt and bacteria aren't transferred from the knife onto the fruit or vegetable. Use a clean vegetable brush or scrub firm produce, such as melons and cucum- bers. Dry your produce with a clean cloth or paper towel to further reduce bacteria that may be present. Throw away the outer- most leaves of a head of lettuce or cabbage. Lewis says consumers should store perishable produce in the refrigerator at 40 degrees or below. Seniors program books contain eight $5 vouchers that enrollees can use to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers who have been pre-approved by the Vir- ginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. To be eligible, one must be 60 years of age or older and self- declared total monthly income must be at or less than $1,361 for an individual or $1,838 for a couple. To enroll or get more information, please contact Marsha Craiger or Rachel Helton at 276-523-4202 or stop by Mountain Empire Older Citizens at 1501 Third Avenue East, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219. Mountain Empire Older Citizens is an equal opportunity provider. 1 July 1 st through the close of the markets. This program is de- signed to improve nutrition of older persons while also helping local farmers to sell their locally grown fruits, vegetables, and freshly cut herbs. MEOC has a limited amount of time to see that all books of checks are distributed and wants to make absolutely sure that all wishing and eligible to partici- pate have the opportunity to do so. It is a very easy and simple enrollment process that takes no more than 2 minutes to com- plete. Each person enrolled in this program will receive one book of checks worth $40. The check Summer Reading Begins Preschool & up Thursday, July 07 @ 12:00 Up, Up and Away Craft Day! Teen Summer Reading 12"-17 Friday July 8 @ 1:00 Fear Factor Teen vs. Food I