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, t, x Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, July 18, 2013 WON'T BE LONG...The new playground equipment has arrived, the old taken Dominion down and the new being assembled and set in place. Virginia Power use electricity wisely customers to weather i With months of summer heat :and humidity still ahead, Dominion Virginia Power is encouraging its customers to use energy wisely. Dominion is offering tips to ensure that customers remain safe and as comfortable as possible and save money. During times of extremely hot weather, residential elect- ricity usage can soar, leading to higher bills. Home energy con- servation reduces residential bills and helps to ensure there is enough electricity to meet all customers' needs. Dominion offers these tips to help lower electric bills and energy usage while keeping homes comfortable: Postpone activities that require hot water - such as washing dishes or clothes - to early morning or late evening. This will avoid add- ing more heat and humidity to the home. . Avoid using the stove if possible and consider grilling outside instead. Plan care- : fully to minimize the number encourages during ho of trips in and out of the home, which allow heat to enter. Raise the temperature setting on the thermostat. For every degree raised, custom- mers can save as much as 3 percent on cooling costs. Turn off unnecessary lights. They add to the heat in the home. Consider switching to cooler, energy- efficient CFL bulbs or LED bulbs. Use ceiling fans and portable floor fans to move the air around in the home. If the home does not have air conditioning, fans are essent- ial for cooling. In homes with air conditioning, fans allow residents to raise the thermostat and save energy without affecting comfort. Close drapes during the hottest times of the day to block heat from entering the home. Make sure window air conditioners are sized cor- rectly. Ones that are too small will run constantly but not cool the room. Ones that are too large use more energy than necessary. Clean filters in window air conditioning units and clean or replace filters in central air conditioning sys- tems. Clogged filters cause air conditioners to use more energy than necessary to keep a home cool. Dominion Virginia Power is a part of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately, 27,000 mega- watts of generation; 11,000 miles of natural gas trans- mission, gathering and storage pipelines; and 3.8 million electric and natural gas dis- tribution customers. Dominion also operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems and the Cove Point liquefied natural gas facility, and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com. Remote Area Medical health expedition The Health Wagon with host County Fairgrounds in Wise. of community involvement will Some of the many services that be providing a FREE massive will be offered are: health care outreach with Dental - cleanings, fillings, Remote Area Medical (RAM) on extractions and denture repairs July 19, 20 and 21 at the Wise & realignments 172-,-Acres in 8 Tracts (3 Properties} Inspection Dlt: Sat, July 20  & Thu, July 2r (See times online.) Terms: 10% buyers premium. Closing Group MARKET CORNER NEWS Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday, 8 am-1 pm CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN JULY Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm Don't miss the opportunity to check out a good selection of fresh produce including apples, green beans, tomatoes, cabbage, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, etc. Also at the market you will find plants, brown eggs, lamb, beef, honey, jams, jellies, baked goods, breads and much more. The Farmers Market Cookbooks are available for purchase at the market as well as at Big M, St. Paul Builders, Bailey Hardware, Kilgore Law Office, the Town Hall, CR Pate and Co and Sweet Peas. The craft vendors will be displaying Christmas items as we celebrate Christmas in July.  Entertainment  Music of Charlie Engle & Megan Clay 12 noon Chef Gilbert Ballroom Restaurant Cooking Demo 11 am Master Gardener tips, displays and demonstrations Kids Activities Paper Plate Art 10 am We ere certified to accept EBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. The first ten dollars of EBT purchases will be doubled. Support your local farmers and crafters and enjoy a flee cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market. Eye Care - complete dilated eye exams, glaucoma testing, diabetic retinopathy screening and prescription glasses Fast Track to Eye Glasses - Bring your current eye glass prescription (within one year) to avoid the wait for an eye exam at RAM. Patients with Medicare and Medicaid may be eligible for a free/reduced cost routine eye exam prior to RAM. Please check with your local eye professional for details. Then simply bring your eye pre- scription and have your eye glasses made while you wait. (We may not be able to make glasses for everyone due to volume of patients.) Hearing Exams - Hearing aid(s) assistance available if indicated. Medical - specialists exam, EKG, osteopathic manipulation, diabetes screening & education, bone density, blood work, chol- esterol, pulmonary function (breathing) testing, chest x-ray, PAP smears, mammograms, GYN specialty exam, breast exams, prescription medication assistance, chiropractic services, skin (biopsy & minor surgery if indicated), colon & prostate cancer screening, echocard- ogram and ultrasound. Some tests will only be performed if medically indicated as determined by RAM clinicians. These services will be provided for the uninsured, underinsured, 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. For more infor- mation call 276-328-8850. CVTimes Deadlines: Editorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press releases, calendar items, weddings, etc) 3:30 pm Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and protect national forests America's forestland is a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins in July by planting 10. trees in forests that have been devastated by wildfire, insects and disease. The cost for joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a $10 dona- tion. America's national forests face enormous challenges, in- cluding unprecedented wildfires that have left a backlog of more than one million acres in need of replanting. The Foundation has worked with the United States Forest Service for more than 20 years to plant trees in high-need forests. Our national forests provide habitat for wildlife, keep the air clean and help ensure safe drinking water for more than 180 million Americans. "Keeping our forests healthy is vital to the health of people and the entire planet," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "By planting trees in our national forests, we will preserve precious natural re- sources and the benefits they provide for generations to come." To join the Arbor Day Foundation and help plant trees in our national forests, send a $10 membership contribution to Replanting Our National Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or visit arborday.org/july. Wise Co. Sheriff's office offers "Good Morning Wise County The Wise County Sheriff's Office offers a free service to all seniors of Wise County and the City of Norton. The Good Morning Wise County program provides a volunteer to call and check on the welfare of all participants, to determine if they have food, heat in winter, and cooling in the summer. They also want to make sure participants in the program are not being abused, mistreated, Or neglected. All eligible seniors are en- couraged to sign tip and use this free service. To sign up call Wilma at 276-328-7114 and leave your name and phone number. You may also call Sheriff Oakes, or a member of his staff, at 276-328-3756. The only information required is your name, address, phone number, and a contact person in case of emergency. Dante Community Center meetings The Dante Community Cerlter will have meet, ings every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 495-1247. I oead,,ne,or [! I "classifieds I ! ills Tuesday noon' I Adult Education Connection by Karen Gent I Southwest Regional Adult Education, in partnership with Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) and the Southwest Virginia Workforce Investment Board, is offering a Pluggedln VA Pharmacy Tech- nician program that will begin in October 2013, You are eligible to apply if you are 18 years of age or older, an adult with or without a high school diploma, or an adult with a GED credential. Pluggedln VA Is a six- month, project-basbd program that seeks to provide motivated adult learners with a context- ualized curriculum integrated with technical training as a means to develop essential workplace skills. Participants earn college credits, a GED credential (if needed), a Career Readiness Certificate, a Micro- soft Digital Literacy Certificate, and certificates specific to the targeted technical training. Classes for the Pharmacy Technician program will be held October 213 through May 2014. If you are thinking about attending college, but need some lbrelaarafion, Pluggedln VA is the perfect place to start. Participants can earn up to twenty-seven college credits in this six-month program. Tuition will be paid by participating partners. Pluggedln VA Pharmacy Back Pack to for August 10 The Russell County Confer- ence Center and the Southwest Virginia Technology Develop- ment Center are hosting Back Pack to School Day on August 10 from 8 am to 11:30 am to help set county students up for success as they begin a new school year. The RCCC and the SVTDC have partnered with area businesses, organizations, and churches to distribute back- packs filled with school supplies to Russell County students. The flee event is for students entering grades K-7 in a Russell County school and will feature many fun and informative acti- vities for children. The RCCC and Copper Creek United Meth- odist Church will be offering free face painting for children. The Lebanon Police Department, the Lebanon Life Saving Crew, Black Diamond Search and Rescue, and the Virginia State Police will be on-hand for demonstrations and information. CGI will be distributing school supplies. Edward Jones, Home Nursing Company, Lebanon Memorial United Methodist i Technician will meet on Mon- day, Tuesday and Thursday evenings each week from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM on the main campus of SWCC. The follow- ing courses will be offered in this program: Basic Pharmacy I & II, General Pharmacology, Medical Terminology I & II, Consumer Health Education, Topics in General Pharmacy Lab, Microcomputer Office Applications, Coordinated In- ternship in Pharmacy, Mathe- matics for Allied Health and College Survival Skills. Learners in the program will be instructed both online and in the classroom by trained facilitators and experienced instructors. If you are interested in earning a pharmacy techni- cian certification, Pluggedln VA is the ideal venue in which to develop essential workplace skills for entry-level jobs. To apply for this program, contact Tim Salyers at 276-964- 7355, and request an applica- tion packet. Limited seating is available, so call today. Re- member, this six-month pro- gram has the potential to change your life! Following the review of an application, each candidate will be scheduled for a pre-enrollment meeting at SWCC. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. School Day set at the RCCC Church, and UVa-Wise will also be set up at the event. A special thank you to Adams and Company PC, BB&T and The Lighthouse Pro- ject, EMATS, First Bank & Trust Company of Lebanon, Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church, Leonard Companies, LTD, Lakeview Church, EQT, Lebanon Baptist Church, McFarlane-Hillman Pharmacy, Well Service of Virginia, Mercy Ambulance, Copper Creek Unit- ed Methodist Church for your generous support of Back Pack to School Day. The RCCC and SVTDC are still accepting sponsorships and vendors for the Back Pack to School Day. Local churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to participate in this event to assist Russell County students with the school supplies that they need to start the school year. For more information on this event or to become a sponsor, contact the Russell County Conference Center at 276-889- 8182. 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