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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, July 28, 2016 A big "thank you" Castlewood volleyball practice to begin . Castlewood High Blue Devil Varsity and Junior Varsity Volleyball practice will begin Oil Monday, August 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the new gymnasium. All players must have a phys- i cal form and an insurance waiver form completed to participate. For more information, contact Coach Rasnick at or 276-762-9449. i Cooling off in the Clinch! POWER Your New Career! POWER Grant Information Session Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 10-a.m. , St. Paul Town Hall 16531 Russell Street, St. Paul, Virginia If you or your spouse previously worked in the coal industry, you may be eligible for career services, retraining/retooling, financial assistance, child care expenses, mileage reimbursement while training, and other supportive services through the POWER Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative, a n itional dislocated "worker grant designed to provide assistance to laid-off miners arid other dislocated coal industry workers. Available from the Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board, this grant offers work-ready skills training, job place- ment with local companies, budgeting, credentialing, and financial assistance. Other 'firtners include Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) and Southwest Virginia Cbmmunity College (SWCC). "" There will be a POWER Grant Information Session at the St. Paul Town Hall on VCednesday, August 3rd from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, call 276/889- 4034 or 276/883-5038, NOTE: The POWER Grant is available to laid-off coal industry workers, which i-iicludes underground and surface coal miners, as well as other coal industry workers (non-miners) in the coal business supply chain. Candidates for these services must meet eligibility requirements under WlOA's Dislocated Worker (DW) program. Under POWER, the term coal economy is used to refer to the complete supply chain of coal- reliant industries. This includes, but is not limited to: coal mining, coal-fired power plants, and related transportation, logistics, and supply chain manufacturing. For more information, contact the Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board at 276/889- 4034 or call Stephen Mullins, Regional POWER Grant Coordinator, at 276/883-5038 or smullins@ Attention: Coal Miners Free Black Lung Screening - ' NIOSH's Mobile OTcupational Safety and galth Unit will be in St. l aul on Wednesday, August 31 from 7 am until 7 pm in the shopping cen- ter on Wise Street to con- duct black lung screenings. All coal miners are encour- iged to stop by the mobile at3d participate in this free health exam. Typically, testing takes about 30 min- utes and includes question- naires, a chest radiograph, 'and a spirometry (breath- ii),g) test. Blood pressure Norton on ins will be accepted, min- 7 pm; Binns-Counts ers are urged to call 1-888- Community Center, 124 480-4042 to schedule an Ritter Circle, McClure on appointment. Depending Monday, August 29 from 8 on the number of miners am until 6 pm; Deep Mine participating, some wait#41, Paramont Coal, time should be anticipated. McClure on Tuesday, Other local screenings August 30 from 6 am until will be held at various 6 pm. locations: Deep Mine #26, Please visit our website Paramont Coal, Onion a t : Prison Road, Pound on Wednesday, August 24 opics/surveillance/ords/cw from 5 am until 6 pm; hsp.html Walmart, 780 Participation is free and Commonwealth Drive, easy and results are confi- Thursday, dential. Chief Bo Phillips and Officers of the St Paul Police Department want to thank Chasity Cathey and her beautiful 4 year old daugh- ter Sophia for bringing these special gifts to the St Paul Police Department last Friday. This act of kindness from this little girl's heart will not go unnoticed and we greatly appreciate it!!! We police officers don't get a lot of Thank You's , but when they come along we definitely embrace and appreciate them. Forest landowners retreat to the woods Western Virginia landowners can learn more about actively managing their forestlands during the annual Forest Landowners' Retreat, to be held September 23-25 at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center in Abingdon. Topics will include forest stewardship planning, hardwood management, timber sales, wildlife man- agement, forest health and more. A tour of Channels State Forest and nearby properties will showcase management in action. Sponsoring partners for the retreat are Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Cooperative Extension anc[ the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program. To register online or to down- load ' www.forestupdate.frec.vt.e Friday and Saturday lodg- du. The deadline to register ing and all meals is $75 per is September 9. person or $150 per couple. "This program provides Registration with all meals a great introduction to for- and Saturday lodging is est management issues, $60 per person or $120 per especially for those new to couple. For those who live land ownership," said nearby, a commuter option Ellen Powell of the with all meals but no lodg- Virginia Department of ing is $35 per person or Forestry. $70 per couple. Jennifer Gagnon of For more information, Virginia Tech's Forest contact Jennifer Gagnon at Landowner Education 540-231-6391 or Program said, "We use a Persons combination of classroomwith disabilities who desire and field sessions, taught any assistive devices, serv- by experts, to get partici- ices or other accommoda- pants fully engaged in tions to participate in this learning. The weekend activity may also contact retreat format also enables Jennifer between the hours people to share their expe- of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to dis- riences with other cuss accommodations, no landowners." later than September 9. Several priceoptions *TDD number is (800) are available for the retreat. 828-1120. a brochure, visit Full registration with screening will also be August 25 and Friday, available. Although walk- August 26 from 7 am until August 1 deadhne to ........ : .............................................. nroll in agriculture risk overage and price loss overage programs Farm Service Agency to sign contracts to enroll (FSA) reminds farmers and in ARC or PLC. Covered ranchers that they have commodities under the iuntil Aug. 1 to enroll in programs include barley, iAgriculture Risk Coverage canola, large and small ~(ARC) and/or Price Loss chickpeas, corn, crambe, iCoverage (PLC) programs flaxseed, grain sorghum, for the 2016 crop year. lentils, mustard seed, oats, Producers have alreadypeanuts, dry peas, rape- ielected ARC or PLC, but seed, long grain rice, medi- imust enroll for the 2016 um grain rice (which icrop year by signing a con- includes short grain and itract before the Aug. 1 sweet rice), safflower seed, ideadline to receive pro- sesame, soybeans, sun- igram benefits, flower seed and wheat. The programs trigger For more program OF THE WEEK financial protections for information or to schedule Slk 18508A i articipating agricultural an appointment, contact I i rces cause substantial v i , s i t [drops in crop prices or rev- i nues. Nationwide, more To find your local FSA ithan 1.76 million farmersoffice, visit 'and ranchers are expected ~,~.~~,,