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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, August 11, 2016 Page 5 Forensic history in action Saint Paul Elementary news by Jacob Sawyers This artifact was shared by ~ary Barker, construc- tio~ superintendent of the Western Front Hotel pro- ject in St. Paul. It had been used as a furring strip to mount the ornamental stamped tin ceiling in one of the ground-floor store- fronts of the St. i Paul Apartments wheni the building was constructed/in the early 1920's. This small board/is obviously a piece of a ship- Paul, Va." was obviously a ping crate and what it stenciied address for crated reveals is interesting. In l goods, shipped to St. Paul those days, building mate- rials were not carelessly wasted. As construction progressed, a pile of scrap lumber gradually accumu- lated at the building site. If a short piece of lumber was needed, the carpenters checked their scrap pile first. "Surface - Miller Co. St. by rail freight. This was how almost everything, including people, arrived in St. Paul in the 1920's. Subsequent research revealed that the Surface - Miller Company was a hardware dealer located in Christiansburg, Virginia. History is often found in the smallest details. Master Gardener Program to begin on October 4 BACK TO SCHOOL The summer has absolutely flown past! It seems like yesterday I was walking out the doors of the school, eager to see what summer awaits. Now I enter my eighth grade year. I have had some fond summer memories, but I am more than ready for school to start back. This year, my class- mates and I will see some new faces at SPES, but will also be missing a few. Gloria Houser, Elaine Childress, Pat Lambert, and Rosa Gibson retired after years of dedicated service. Also, Kristy Harmon and Veronica Rasnick transferred to dif- ferent schools. With the retirement of Principal Jody Evans, SPES wel- comed Karen Dickenson as the new principal. I would personally like to thank these people for all they have done for the well- being of the students at St. Paul. So, after weeks of orga- nizing and hectic planning, school kicked off with the Back to School Bash, which I felt was a success. There was a good turnout, and numerous festivities were located throughout the building. Some busi- nesses gave out items such as pencils for the school year or key chains. C- Health was even offering popcorn for the excited stu- dents. Overall, I had a pleasant time meeting my new teachers and mingling with my classmates as we reminisced about the mem- ories of the seventh grade. Then, last Thursday, the 2016-2017 school year began. Although the fn-st few days have been a blur, I am getting a notion for Area reunions... what this school year will be like. So far, the new additions to the teaching staff for the eighth grade have been phenomenal, so I confidently deduce that the classes will be thor- oughly enjoyable. Everything else has practi- cally remained the same, and the same kid-first envi- ronment that I have come to know and enjoy will always be there, through thick and thin. I look forward to writ- ing the mirthful experi- ences that my classmates and I will have this year. When I go to Eastside next year, I am sure it will be great, but I know nothing will quite match the fond escapades from St. Paul Elementary. Those memo- ries, the teachers and the warm environment are all part of what make SPES so special. The Master Gardener Program is a horticultural education and volunteer development program. Classes will be held in the Wise area on Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., with two Saturday classes (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon).Classes will begin October 4 and conclude November 22. There is a materials fee of $110.00, which includes a copy of the Virginia Master Gardener Handbook that will be used as the text for the class. The program consists of approximately 50 hours of comprehensive instruction in the following general concepts: basic botany, pesticide application and safety, insect control, dis- ease control, soils and fer- tilizers, plant propagation, landscaping and pruning. The specific crops to be discussed include: vegeta- bles, fruit culture, trees and shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, perennials, indoor plants and turf. In return for this train- ing, Master Gardeners must agree to provide 50 hours of volunteer service, which may be done on a group or individual basis. Examples of volunteer ser- vice activities which are appropriate include: con- ducting plant clinics, work- ing with elderly and handi- capped gardeners, tefiching horticulture to 4-H and other youth groups, answering horticulture questions, and establishing demonstration gardens. Master Gardeners have one year to complete this ser- vice. To request an applica- tion or if you need addi- tional information about the Master Gardener pro- gram, please contact Beth Walker (276-679-5334), Paxton Allgyer (276-523- 4734), Sharon Daniels (276-679-4768) or Phil Meeks in the Wise County Extension Office (276- 328-6194). Full payment and appli- cation will be due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16. Wilburn Hale Family Reunion...TheWilburn Hale Family Reunion will be held Sunday, August 21 starting at 10 am at the Old Regular Baptist Church on Gravel Lick. Take Alt. 58 out of Castlewood to St. Paul to Route 63N out of St. Paul going toward Dante for approximately 4 miles to an overhead bridge. At the bridge make a right turn onto 615 toward Cleveland (old Gravel Lick Rd.) follow approximately 3 miles to Old Regular Baptist Church. Bring your favorite food and or covered dish. For more infor- mation call 276-762-7990 or 276-762-5344. Annual Siicox Reuuion...The descendems 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 10 am. Please bring a covered dish and join the fun. For more information call Reba at 276-395-2725. The Huffine, Scott, Slagle, France, Francis, and Price Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Boones CreekChristian Church, 305 Christian Church Road, Gray, Tennessee 37615. Please Bring Food, Family, Friends, and Memorabilia. For more information on this reunion, please contact Elaine Scott Cantrell at (423) 257-2264. Call 276- 762- 7671 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 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 VQAHeifer Delivery Tri-State Market - Abingdon, VA September 2-10 Russell County Fair and Horse Show 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 Forage Field Day-Research Farm--Glade Spring A Forage Field Day will be held on August 18th at VT's Research Farm at Glade Spring, VA. There will be seminars and demonstrations at the event includ- ing: Pasture Management and Pinkeye Control Sprayer Set-up and Calibration - Using Boomless Nozzles Using Summer Annuals to Fill Forage Deficits and Maintain Soil Health The Impact of Delayed 1 st Cutting on Hay Quality Corn Silage Variety Plots Forage Sorghum as a Silage Alternative Equipment dealers and hay equipment will be available at 3:30 pm with offi- cial registation beginning at 4:30 pm. Dinner will be served. If you plan on attending, please register with the Extension Office at 276.889.8056. **The field day has been approved for 2.5 credits for those with a Nutrient Management Certification and 3 credits for Certified Crop Advisors.** Weed of the Week: Stickweed Stickweed is known by many names: Riverweed, yellow top, and Yellow Crownbeard. Its lifecycle is a perennial - coming back year after year. Stickweed may reach heights of over 13 feet with showy yellow flowers and conspicuous "wings" that run along the length of the stem. Stickweed is a weed common in pastures, hay fields, fence rows, roadsides, and rights-of-way. Stems often persist through the winter - which is more than likely where it gets its name! Perennial broadleaf species are best controlled when they reach maximum height and are in bloom. Stickweed is in this stage NOW. There are several her- bicides that are effective in controlling stickweed including 2,4-D, Crossbow, Banvel, GrazonNext HL, Grazon P&D, Milestone, Surmount, and Roundup. To help determine which product best fits your production system, please contact the Extension Office. **Herbicides listed are for educational purposes only - others formulation may be equally effective.** The Russell County Extension Unit -- Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade and Bill Worrell is located on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. 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