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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, July 28, 2016 Page 5 Sales tax holiday set for August 5-7 REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD DAYS...This is the Clinchfield Company Store B Dante, VA in 1940. Below is the Theatre in Dante. Thanks to Frank Kilgore for sharing these pictures. Governor Terry ed period of time. This tax- McAuliffe announced free weekend is integrally today that Virginia Willimportant in ensuring all offer a sales tax holiday students and families have from August 5th-7th so that the tools and resources shoppers can purchase they need to be able to qualifying school supplies, thrive and prosper here in clothing and footwear, Virginia." emergency preparedness Tax exempt items items, and certain energy- include: efficient products without Most school and office paying state and local sales supplies, such as pens, tax. This two day tax break loose-leaf paper, scissors, is aimed to financially binders, backpacks, and assist families for back-to- construction paper, priced school shopping and at $20 or less. encourage Virginians to Clothing and footwear, take necessary precautions priced at $100 or less per during hurricane season, item or pair. "This sales tax holiday Batteries, flashlights, will make items that help bottled water, tarps, duct families prepare for the tape, fire extinguishers, school year or for a poten- cell-phone chargers, smoke tial emergency more detectors, buckets, rope, affordable," said Governor and first aid kits, priced at McAuliffe. "It is my hope $60 or less. that shoppers will use this Gas-powered chain- time to get their children saws, priced at $350 or the items they need to suc- less, and chainsaw acces- ceed in school, as well as sories, priced at $60 or stock up on the essentials less. that may come in handy Portable generators, during a hurricane or other priced at $1,000 or less. emergency where electrici- Energy Star-labeled ty or clean water may be dishwashers, washing unavailable for an extend- machines, air conditioners, ceiling fans, "light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrig- erators, priced at $2,500 or lesss WaterSense-labeled sink faucets, faucet acces- sories, aerators, shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation con- trollers, priced at $2,500 or less. All retailers who sell the exempt products are required to participate in the sales tax holiday. In addition, retailers may choose to pay the sales tax on any taxable items and pass the savings on to cus- tomers. Online purchases of qualifying products are exempt from the sales tax as long as orders are placed and paid for during the August 5-7 exemption period and the sellers have the items available for immediate shipment. For more details, visit the Virginia Department of Taxation's website at taxholiday. Cook and Books schedule of events Area reunions... Annual Silcox Reunion...The descendents of Jospeh and Laura Ball Silcox, Monroe and Alice Silcox and Ambrose and Zilphia Counts Silcox and related families will gath- er for the annual reunion September 10 at the Clinchco Senior Citizen Building, begin- ning at t0 am. Please bring a covered dish and join the fun. For more information call Reba at 276-395-2725. Russell County Extension News The Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and /irginia State Extension Division presents this week's Extension News. Extension Calendar of Events August 4 Tri-State Beef Conference Washington County Fairgrounds August 16 Last Day to vaccinate for August VQA Feeder Sale August 18 Forage Field Day VT's Research Farm at Glade Spring, VA August 22 VQA Feeder Sale Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction - 6 pm August 29 VQA Steer Delivery Tri-State Market - Abingdon, VA August 31 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 TRI-STATE BEEF CONFERENCE The 9th Annual Tri-State Beef Cattle conference will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon, Virginia on Th. ursday, August 4th. This year's conference will address topics of interest to both stocker and cow-caff producers. The conference will be a one-day event and will include educational sessions cov- eting such topics as beef cattle outlook, considerations for A.I., how to use a for- age analysis and designing a supplementation program, Pasteureila and its impact on stocker health, the new veterinary feed directive and a feedlot buyer's perspec- tive. There will once again be virtual tours of operations from each of the three states and then a time of questions and answers. A trade show will be open during the conference, with many of the organiza- tions involved in the region's beef industry there for participants to meet and learn more about their products and services. The conference will begin with registra- tion at 8:00 a.m. and the program beginningat 9:20 a.m. The trade show will open at 8:00 a.m. Registration for the conference is $20 through July 30 and $25 after July 30. Additional information can be obtained from the Extension Office. PROGRAM (Registration begins 8:00 AM, Program at 9:20 AM) Beef Cattle Outlook Dr. David Anderson, Extension Economist, Texas A&M University Forage Analysis: How to use it & designing a supplementation program Dr. Jason Smith, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, University of Tennessee Veterinary Feed Directive Panel Discussion- Industry, Extension and Private Practice veterinarians Considerations for A.I, in Cow/Calf Herd Dr. Justin Rhinehart, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, University of Tennessee Pasteurella and It's Impact on Stocker Health Dr. John Currin, DVM, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Feedlot Perspective Mr. Steve Fogelsong, Black Gold Ranch and Feedlot Mr. John Queen, Southeast Livestock Exchange Virtual Tours of three beef operations July VQA Feeder Calf Sale (Part 2) The Virginia Quality Assured calves were weighed and shipped on Monday, July 18th (steers) and July 20th (heifers) from Tri-State Market in Abingdon. By working together, producers were ableto add $101,813 to the value oftheir ani- mals (average premium of $84.99 per head). Sales prices were directly compared to the Virginia Department of Agriculture's Graded Feeder Cattle Report for the week of July 7-13, 2016. M&L #1 and #2 cattle were used to calculate premiums. Listed below are some sale statistics: Total Animals Delivered 1,205 head VQA Steer Premium +$10.99 / Cwt Average Steers Value (S/head) $1,022.92 VQA Heifer Premium +$13.91 / Cwt Average Heifer value (s/head) $913.62 For more information about VQA Sales or to consign calves, please contact the Extension Office at 276.889.8056. 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 The annual Cooks and House" will be available in Books gathering takes September. place July 30 from 6:00 Linda Hoagland, a p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the multi-genre author, has Farmers Market Pavilion in won many awards. Her St. Paul. most recent books include Sugar Hill Brewing Co'., "Snooping Can Be Helpful will share samples of its -Some times,'' "Onward & beer and featured food spe- Upward," "Missing cialty. Mountain Rose Samrrly," and "An Unjust Vineyard will also have Court." tastings of selected wines. Jeremy Massie, Wise, For the first time, Gent is the author and illustrator Farms of Lebanon will of "All My Ghosts," "The appear at the event. Deadbeat," and "Bee Riverside Diner,Lyttle Sting." "Bee Sting" is now Farm of Copper Ridge, a movie. Food City Deli, The Bread Carol Ingrain Moore, Lady, and C&S Catering M.Ed., retired from a suc- will all provide samples of cessful career in communi- favorite foods. The ty development, higher Farmer's Market education, and social work Cookbook table will fea- to pursue her dream of ture several delicious becoming a writer. She is recipes, the author of "Mama Left A silent auction will Me," feature a dinner for four,Shannon Smith is a prepared by Chef Travis writer, artist and comic Milton, and donated by book maker from St. Paul. Creative Boutique Hotels. His comics and writing Seven authors are have appeared in Glorp scheduled to appear. Comics, BAM, Narrative Willie E. Dalton is the Corpse, The Dollar Bin, author of "Three Witches Fluke, Candy or Medicine, in a Small Town," winner The Hooded Utilitarian, of the 2015 Jan Carol My Name is Jonah, Shiot Publishing Believe and Crock, The Atomic Elbow Achieve award. A native of and other anthologies. Pound, she currently ,lives Joe Tennis, of Bristol, in Duffield. is the author of 10 books. Lexi Fullen writes as His latest include "Along Heath Fullen. The fourth Virginia's Route 58: True book of her series "War Tales from Beach to Bluegrass" as well as "Haunted Highlands: Ghosts & Legends of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia." He is a writer for the Bristol Herald Courier. The event showcases local and regional food dishes, wines, and beers, as well as local and regional authors. Proceeds from Cooks and Books support J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and The Lyric Project. Tickets cost $20.00 in advance or $25.00 the day of the event. The ticket price includes admission and tastings. Tickets may be purchased at C.R. Pate & Co. or Design Printers in St. Paul, or online through PayPal. For details, visit http://www, stpaulmain- 2016.html NOTICE: Stop for any school bus loading or unloading children! IT'S THE LAW!