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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, July 27, 2017 Page 5 Symphony by the Lake on tap in Wise Saturday, July 29 Pro-Art Association and tenor with Celtic Thunder. The University of Symphony of the Virginia's College at Wise Mountains, formed in 1946 will present what has as The Kingsport become a summer tradition Symphony Orches a, has as the Symphony of the grown from 27 original Mountains offers "Our Gift musicians, all volunteers as to You: Oh, The Places was the first conductor, to You'll Go." some 70 professionals in Anyone who has read the orchestra now conduct- Dr. Seuss will recognize ed by Cornelia Laemmli the concert's theme. All are Orth. invited to visit the campus The orchestra is com- in Wise to enjoy music on mitted to serve the entire the college's Lawn by the region. It offers opportuni- Lake. Admission is free for ties for young musicians a Seussical evening of fun through its Kingsport and entertainment under Symphony Youth the stars. Seating will be Orchestra, an Education in provided but guests are the Schools outreach pro- welcome to bring your gram, and Musicians in the own chairs. Music begins Schools. Its chorus merged at sunset on July 29th with the Bristol Concert Symphony members Choir under the name will be joined by guest Voices of the Mountains. artist Emmet Cahill, For information call recording artist and Irish Pro-Art at 276/376-4520. A Free Movie Night was held at Castlewood High School field on Friday, July 21. Finding Dory was featured along with free popcorn and drinks. The movie was sponsored by Shentel and Cumberland Mountain Community Services and presented by Blue Ridge Space Walk. Driver's Education Behind- the-Wheel class Do you need your Behind-the-Wheel driving? NO WAITING. Southwest Virginia Community College is currently enrolling students in Driver's Education Behind-the-Wheel class. The Behind-the-Wheel periods are scheduled for 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: August 7 Small Ruminant Grant Sign-up / First-come first serve Extension Office - Lebanon, VA August 8 Tri-State Beef Conference Washington Co. Fairgrounds -Abingdon, VA August 15 Last day to vaccinate for August VQA Sale August 21 VQA Feeder Cattle Sale Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction - 6 pm August 28 VQA Steer Delivery Tri-State Market - Abingdon, VA August 30 VQA Heifer Delivery Tri-State Market - 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 SMALL RUMINANT IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE Cost share funding for farm improvements will be available to both sheep and goat producers in early August. Cost share categories include: Breeding Bucks./Rams Barns / Sheds Fencing Feeders / Feed bins Handling equipment Cost share reimbursement will be 1/3 of your out-of-pocket expense (as specified in program guidelines) up to $3,000. To be eligible, applicants must: Own or rent a farm with a valid Farm Service Agency (FSA) number in an eligible coun- ty Currently own 25 breeding females (either sheep, goats, or combination) Have 4 hours of educational time devoted to production / management Maintain and insure (structure and equip- ment) for 5 years from the date of completion. Sign-up for the grant will be held on Monday, August 7th at the Extension Office. Applications will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. For a copy of the program guidelines, please come by the Extension Office. TRI-STATE BEEF CONFERENCE The 10th Annual Tri-State Beef Cattle confer- ence will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon, Virginia on Tuesday, August 8th. This year's conference will address topics of interest to both stocker and cow-calf pro- ducers. Pleasecall the Extension Office to register f276.889.8056). PROGRAM (Registration begins 8:00 AM, Program at 9:20 AM) Big Picture in the Industry Dr. Tom Field, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Pinkeye Impacts and Considerations Dr. Lew Strickland, University of Tennessee Reaching New Markets Valerie Bass, Tennessee Beef Council Managing Calving Difficulty Dr. Harrison Dudley, NC State University Veterinary Feed Directive Panel Area vets and Industry Leaders Virtual Tours of three Beef Operations Farms in VA, TN, & NC The Russell County 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 Monday through Friday. The driving session will start as soon as the registra- tion is completed and I have two students enrolled. The instructor will contact the students to schedule the days and times of each dri- ving period. Students must complete 14 - 50 minute periods (7 fifty-minute periods of driving and 7 fifty-minute periods of observation) to complete Behind-the-Wheel require- ments. Students must also complete the 45 - hour dri- ving log with parent/guardian certifying that the teen has driven at least 45 hours, at least 15 being completed after sun- set. Tuition for Behind-the- Wheel is $225.00. To register or for addi- tional information, contact the Driver Training Services office at Southwest Virginia Communi ty College by calling 276.964.7369, by e m a i 1 i n g edna.sizemore@, or v i s i t i n g ed/. A Community-wide Yard Sale, orchestrated held at the Little League Field in St. Paul on Food Pantry .... from Page 1 nerable groups, make regular contributions There are several organi- to organizations that do. zations in our little corn- Most of our churches also munity that are working to provide emergency assis- address the issue of food tance to those in need. shortfalls. A partial list Requests are evaluated on includes the Roger E. a case-by-case basis. Jessee Food Bank in VOLUNTEERS MAKE Castlewood, Neighbor's IT HAPPEN Aid on Broad Street in St. Most of the food pantry Paul, and the food pantry at and clothes closet volun- the St. Paul Baptist Church teers in our community are on Wise Street. People senior citizens. Without who need help can apply to their efforts, hundreds of these organizations for people would not receive either emergency or long- supplemental food each term food assistance, mQnth. Without their Some churches that do efforts, some people would not sponsor food or cloth- go to bed hungry tonight. ing pantries of their own Because of their efforts, by Jayme Salyers, was Saturday, July 22. our community is a better place for everyone. They are making a differenc.e right here, right now. YOU ARE INVITED TO A RECEPTION I will be hosting a recep- tion at the St. Paul Railroad Museum on Saturday, July 29th at 3 o'clock to honor local food and clothing pantry volunteers. All vol- unteers (past and present) along with their friends are invited to attend. This is not a fundraiser. It is a cel- ebration of the joy of giv- ing - so come prepared to have a good time! Sa Hr ay 29 6:00 p.m.--8:O0 p.m. In the Farmers' Market Pavilion St. Paul, VA Food, Wine, & Beer Regional Authors & Their Silent A~c,~OH