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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, August I, 2013 .... THURSDAY afternoon workers preparing to off load the transformer at the Bush railroad siding in St. Paul. ENTERTAINMENT AT FARMER&apos;S MARKET...Entertainment on Saturday at the Farmer's Market included Jerry and Nedra Estep and Randy Bryant. CONNECTION...Frizzel Construction Co. of Bristol, TN is finishing up the water line connection to have an alternate water line across the river. Barbara Bell exhibits artwork at SWCC ville, Virginia. Bell inherited her creativity, love of animals, natures and the land from generations that came before her. She began painting during her early adulthood and studied with nationally renown- ed artist, Devi Anne Moore, from Chesapeake for fifteen years. She has also attended many other workshops taught by professional artists. She enjoys many mediums expressing vari- Southwest Virginia  Com- munity College presents a new art exhibit from July 29=August 26. "The Peace of Wild Things" by Barbara Bell, utilizes the poem by Wendell Berry (of the same title) as inspiration for this body of works. His poem in- spires peace and freedom-from despair while in the presence of nature, as does Bell's pastoral landscapes filled with images of her beloved valley in Tanners- 20% off Nike and New Balance Athletic Shoes for men, women and children Open Monday through Saturday Shoe Town Milton Shopping Center Castlewood 762-9531 ous subjects from vibrant still- lifes, to landscapes, to "celebra- tions" of people and animals. It is her goal to translate some of the mysterious roman- ticism from our surroundings and pass this on to the viewer. Bell combines her spirituality with her artwork and is "always mindful of God's creation of His beautiful world." She is con- tinuously contemplating her surroundings and always sees a composition ready to be painted. For more information about this exhibit please contact Rhonda Whited at 276.964.7228 or Rhonda.whited@sw.edu. Each ,eal m:,:u!d,, cf beloved pets .tt lost (amilies because they have no idenC4iction. ake sl,-" )'our pet has a collar tag. tattoo or 'fl(crcJl p, ld erro]t yoklr l>c ql tn wxpelienced ilatona! recovery m vice, Ifo more mfo zl! 800-25).7894 or visit READ Y FOR THE R OA D 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 444HP yellow with black stripes 2008 Mustang Shelby 550HP red with gray stripes Shep Morgan MeClure Ford-It's the right thing to do! MORGAN McCLURE Saint Paul, VA morganmcclureford.com (276) 762-5535 ABouT 11:30 pm Monday night this transformer was being moved from the siding at the Bush building to the Dominion Plant at Virginia City. Becoming bear aware! With a healthy, growing black bear population, bear sightings are becoming common throughout much of Virginia. A highly adaptable and intelligent animal, bears can live close to people. While local residents often do not know bears are living close by, some bears may wander into residential areas due to the smell of food around homes. The most common food attractants are bird feeders, garbage, and pet food; however, outdoor grills, livestock food, compost, fruit trees, and beehives can also attract bears. What should you do if you see a bear? Enjoy and keep a respectful distance! In most cases, the bear will move on quickly. If a bear is up a tree on or near your property, give it space. Do not approach, and bring your pets inside to provide the bear a clear path to leave your property. What should I do if a bear is consuming bird seed, gar- bage, pet food, etc., on my property? The best way to encourage the bear not to return is to re- move the food source." Do not store household trash, or anything that smells like food, in vehicles, on porches or decks. Keep your full or empty trash containers secured in a garage, shed or basement. Take your garbage to the dump frequently. If you have a trash collection service, put your trash out the Take your camera fishing There's a lot to pack before you head out for the spring fishing season. Just don't forget the camera to take shots of your catch to submit to the BoatUS Angler 'Catch of the Month' photo contest at www.BoatUS.com/angler/contest which kicks off now and runs through October 31. Monthly winners, one fresh- water and open saltwater, will receive a one-year BoatUS Angler membership with basic on water towing and Trailer Assist a $50 Visa gift card and a 'prize pack' filled with fishing and BoatUS Angler gear. In addition, winning photos will appear in BoatUS Angler Magazine and Tacklebox monthly fishing e-newsletter. Monthly winners will be automatically entered to win the grand prize in November: an upgrade of their BoatUS Angler membership to include Unlimited on water towing and on road towing assistance from Trailer Assist, a high-quality fish replica of their winning catch from FishReplicas.com and a $50 gift certificate from Boat Name Gear. Trailer Assist, BoatUS Angler's roadside assistance service for boat trailers and tow vehicles and the BoatUS on water towing service helps anglers spend more time fishing and less time worrying about breakdowns. Visit www.BoatUSAngler.com for more. Anglers can also check out all of the photos submitted at www.BoatUS.com/angler/contest morning of the pickup, not the night before. Take down your birdfeeder for 3-4 weeks after the bear visits. Consider installing electric fencing, an inexpensive and ex- tremely efficient proven deter- rent to bears, around dumpsters, gardens, beehives, or other potential food sources. If addressed quickly, this situation can be resolved almost immediately after you remove the food source. Sometimes, the bear may return searching for food, but after a few failed attempts to find food, it will leave your property. What do I do if I see a bear cub on my property? Do not try to remove it from the area or "save it". When sensing danger, female bears will typically send her cubs up a tree and leave the area. In such cases, the female will almost always return to gather up the cubs when no people or pets are around. Preventing problems with bears is a shared responsibility between the citizens of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). Always remember that a bear is a wild animal, and that it is detrimental to the bear, as well as illegal in Virginia, to feed a bear under any circum- stances. Feeding bears may cause them to lose their natural distrust of humans, creating situ- ations where bears may become habituated and sometimes ag- gressive towards people. Thus, human and bear safety is the responsibility of all residents of the Commonwealth. You can help manage the Commonwealth's black bear population and Keep Bears Wild. Make sure your property is clear of attractants, communi- cate with your neighbors to resolve community bear con- cerns, and learn about bears, one of the most amazing intelligent wildlife species in Virginia. If you visit outdoor recreation areas in bear country insist that the area supervisors manage their trash properly. If you experience a bear problem after taking appropriate steps of prevention, please notify your VDGIF Regiona! Office. Phone numbers for the regional offices can be found by visiting the Department's website at http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/abo ut/offices.asp. Living with Bears in Virginia, a video produced by the VDGIF, is available on the Department's website and pro- vides tips for peacefully coex- isting with bears. Please visit www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/b ea__gr to view the video, print a brochure, read more about bears in Virginia, and view other useful links to bear information. Remember, if you live in Virginia, you live in bear country. Let's work together to Keep Bears Wild! To report wildlife crime call 1-800-237- 5712. AMERICALAwGRouP,COM with 13 Virginia Offices BANKRUPTCY* or DEBT ADJUSTMENT* For help call 804 Debt Law (332-851  I Ageney Plain & Simple DIVORCE* Eilsy Payments Separation Agreements. 804-245-7848 Agreed custody & support soan Seu, -- UISABILITY* V, ter,. m. *Call for fees & restrictions. America Law Group Inc. 7825 Midlothian Pike, Richmond 23235 Jfellows  i .' ,:, .. 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