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GIFT FOR FOOD BANK...Last Friday, the Dominion Foundation presented a $4,000 gift to the Wise County Food Bank to assist with the organization's feeding programs in the county. Dominion Virginia Power operates the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center at'St. Paul. Pictured are Greg Edwards, Dominion's Community Relations Manager and Rev. Tony Palubicki of Big Stone Gap, president of the food bank. RCPL budgets reduced Operating hours at both branches of the Russell County Public Library have been re- duced in response to a 21% reduction in the budget alia- REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD DAYS...This is a cation from the Russell County picture of Azariah Henry Dingus, great grandfather Board of Supervisors. to Mary Ann Post. The lady and children are Library Director Kelly unknown. Mr. Dingus was from Scott County and McBride said, "Full time library staff will lose pay to furloughs lived all his life there. He used to write letters to Ms. throughout the year. Several part Post's uncle Troy Dingus who lived in Coeburn. He time positions were eliminated lost the address so he just put Troy Dingus On the and hours for other part time Road to Coeburn and the letter got delivered! positions were cut in half or Amazing! Our thanks to Mary Post for this picture, more. We had reduced all expenditures that we could the for 45 th Program last several years when we had flat or reduced budgets. This significant cut to our operating budget really left no choice. We no longer have the staff to cover all the hours that the library was open." Library Board of Trustees Chair Kirby Meadows noted, "We approved cuts to library hours that would still allow staff cut, hours 5 pm Sunday and Friday. Monday the library is open 2 pm until 7 pro. The new library hours were based on input from staff and from reviewing the data on library use. Cuts were also made through library closures, such as July 1  and 2ad; the public should expect several days of additional closures in late Dec- ember near Christmas and New Year's Day, when staff will be furloughed. The Dante Library Station was closed as planned. The one year grant for a station was initially extended. However, after usage continued to be very low, closure was recommended by library staff and was approved by the Library Board of Trustees earlier this year. Russell County Public Library receives most of its funding from Russell County. tive Director for Virginia Farm Service Agency (FSA) announ- ced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept 2,320 acres offered under the th 45 Conservation Reserve Pro- gram (CRP) general sign-up that ended in June. The Virginia FSA received more than 130 offers on nearly 2,400 acres of land, demonstrating CRP's continuing appeal as one of our nation's most successful voluntary pro- grams for soil, water, ..and wildlife conservation• Sine 2009, USDA has enrollednearly 12 million acres in new CRP. Currently, there are more than 26.9 million acres enrolled on 700,000 contracts nationwide• In addition to this announ- cement, over the last four years, USDA has set aside significant acreage under CRP's Continuous enrollment programs to target habitat conservation on esp- ecially important lands. For example, in March, 2012, President Obama dedicated 1 million acres of CRP to Con- tinuous Enrollment Programs to conserve wetlands, grasslands and wildlife• This year, farmers and ranchers have already offered more than 370,000 acres under Continuous CRP signup. CRP is a voluntary program that allows eligible landowners to receive annual rental pay- ments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource- conserving covers on eligible farmland throughout the duration USDA announces results Conservation Reserve general sign-up Offers Received for 2, 320 Acres in Virginia Calvin Parrish, State Execu- of their 10 to 15 year contracts. to provide good service to the citizens of Russell County." Lebanon Library now opens at 10 am Monday through Sat- urday and closes at 5:30 pm Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Thursday evenings the library is open until 8 pm Saturday the library continues to close at 2 pm Sunday hours were discontinued. Honaker Community Library now opens at 2 pm and closes at Supplementary aid is received from the state of Virginia through the Aid to Public Libraries program administered by the Library of Virginia. Additional funds are received from the town of Honaker and Lebanon; in addition, the library receives an crate grant from the Schools and Libraries Program. Fines and fees from the libraries are also used to support library operations. Kingsport Fall Photography Contest Exhibition introduces category The Eleventh Annual Kings- port Fall Spectacular Photo- graphy Contest and Exhibition is looking for entries. There are three levels of competition: Youth, Amateur, Proficient. Competition categories are: Nature, Pictorial, Carrie Penley Themed category and the Photographs can be color or Black and White (monochrome)• Cash prizes and ribbons awarded for 1 st, 2 ha, 3 ra places, People Choice award, Best of Show, the Jerry Penley I Love the Blue Ridge/Appalachians. Honorable Mentions will receive ribbons. Entries will be taken in ..... CLINCH VALLEY TIME,d; St. "Pant,SeA, Thursday, Augusrl ;" 2013'Page 5 Under CRP, farmers and ranchers plant grasses and trees in fields and along streams or rivers. The plantings prevent soil and nutrients from washing into waterways, 'reduce soil erosion that may otherwise contribute to poor air and water quality, and provide valuable habitat for wildlife. In 2012, CRP helped to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous losses from farm fields by 605 million pounds and 121 million : pdunds.:.respectively. CRP has restored more than two million acres of wetlands and associated buffers and reduces soil erosion by more than 300 million tons per year. CRP also provides $2.0 billion annually to landowners - dollars that make their way into local economies, supporting small businesses and •creating jobs. In addition, CRP sequesters more carbon dioxide than any other conservation program in the country, and also reduces both fuel and fertilizer' use. Yearly, CRP results in carbon sequestration equal to taking almost 10 million cars off the road. USDA selected offers for enrollment based on an Environ- mental Benefits Index (EBI) comprised of five environmental factors plus cost. The five en- vironmental factors are: (1) wildlife enhancement, (2) water quality, (3) soil erosion, (4) enduring benefits and (5) air quality. Cooking with Mildred... Recip00 by MiUr00 He00,a TUNA SALAD ½ cup cold butter 2 cans (6 oz. each) light . ,Combine flour and sugar; cut water packed tuna, drained and into butter until crumbly. Press flaked inio a'greased baking pan. Bake 1 red apple, clopped • I/3 cup chopped celery 1/3 cup raisins 1/3 cup chopped dates ¼ cup chopped walnuts ½ cup plain yogurt ¼ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese Combine tuna, apple, celery, raisins, dates and walnuts. Com- bine yogurt and mayonnaise; add to tuna mixture and toss to coat. Serve on lettuce; sprinkle with cheese. FROZEN STRAWBERRY PIES ! -8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar I teas. vanilla 4 cups chopped fresh strawberries 1-12 oz. Cool Whip, thawed ½ cup pecans, toasted 2-9 inch chocolate crumb crusts Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the strawberries• Fold in Cool Whip and pecans. Pour into crusts. Cover and freeze for 3-4 hours. CHUNKY PECAN BARS 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup packed brown sugar 350 for 10-15 minutes or until golderl brown. Filling: • 3 eggs ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup dark corn syrup 2 tbsp. melted butter Vteas. vanilla I' ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks "1 ½ cup chopped pecans WHisk eggs, sugar, corn syrup;' butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in chocolate chunks and pecans. Pour over crust. Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool. Cut into bats and store in a container in refrigerator. CABBAGE AU GRATIN l fiead cabbage, shredde¢l 1 can cream of celery soqp 2 tbsp. milk J" cup shredded process cheese (Velveeta) - 1 Cap soft bread crumbs .1 • tbsp. butter COok cabbage in be!ling salted vater for 5 minutes; drain. Place in a greased 8 in. square bakngdish. In a small saucepan, blend"§oup and milk; heat well. Add cheese and stir until melted. Pour over cabbage. Saute bread crumbs in butter until gollen. Spffnkle over cabbage. Bake 350 ° for 15-20 minutes until hot. The Learning Center Open House August 9 at 6 pm spirimaily to succeed in the ever Registration for students at The Learning Center is now open. The Learning Center. is an mter-denommatmnal Christian school teaching the truth as revealed in God's word. The school is an outreach of Rejoice Ministries and is a debt free ministry operating by faith. Students are prepared academically in math, science, history, literature, the arts, reasoning and critical thinking consistent with a solid Biblical world view. Sp The Learning Center em- ectacular ploys qualified teachers and and utilizes a rigorous, Biblically based curriculum to prepare new theme students both academically and changing world of today. The Learning Center admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin tel all the rights, privileges, programs and-activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discrim- inate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies; admissions policies, scholarship and loan program, athletic and other school- administered programs. Fotmore information, please see The Learning Center website tlcliois;Org or call 276-762- 5700: ,. • Reach across Virginia with this adl No other media offers the audience of loyal, local, repeat readers you'll reach through community newspapers/ 71% of American adults have used a newspaper, a newspaper website and/or a newspaper mobile source in the past 30 days. (Scarborough Research 2012) Virginia Press Services will run this business card.size display ad across Virginia for one low discounted price. For more details, call Adriane at 804-521-7585. Virginia PRESS Services beginning Monday August 5-17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 th and 17 th from noon to 4 p.m. The deadline is August 17 at 4 p.m. Entries may be shipped in, but needs to arrive by the deadline. Judging will be August 24 from I0 a.m. till finish. Times depend on number of entries. Judging is open to the public at The Main Arts Center (Old Gem Theatre), of the Downtown • Kingsport Foundation offices. The Photography Exhibition is from September 3-28 during regular business hours. Saturday September 14, 21, 28 from noon Deadline for I classifieds is Tuesday noon! Hatteras Island Vacations Nearly 600 Vacation Homes Seashore. Oceanfront to Soundfront. Private Pools, Hot Tubs, Pets and more! Book Online at 877-935-0573 New surgical help for MACULAR DEGENERATION Call to see if you are a candidate for the Implantable miniature telescope . . 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