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\\; \\; CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, August 14, 2014 Page 5 (Pictured Left to Right) Jacob Baker, Mandi Hylton, Kacie Jessee, Camryn Cook, Taylor Chafin, MaKayla McCoy, Gillian Shepard, Savannah Roberson, Hope Lodge Weekend Manager Jeff Knowlton, and Damien Patrick. CHS FBLA visits Hope House in [ashville During the 2014 National Future Business Leader of America Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, members of the Castlewood High chapter visited the Hope House Lodge to gain first-hand knowledge of how dona- tions are used by organiza- tions like the American Cancer Society. Since 2004, The American Cancer Society's Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge in Nashville, Tennessee has offered a solution to cancer patients who must undergo treat- ment far from home. The Hope Lodge provides housing free of charge on a first-come, first served basis to cancer patients and their families during their course of treatment. The lodge not only reduces the financial burden, but also provides a much needed supportive environment. The students and their advisers learned that guests of the Hope Lodge enjoy rooms with a private bath and television. The group also learned that other amenities include a shared kitchen, library, dining room, living room and laundry room. Guests are able and encouraged to make themselves very much at home, engaging in such normal everyday activities as buying gro- ceries, preparing meals, doing dishes, working at a computer terminal or watching television. During their visit, the Castlewood High School group made a financial donation for patient needs. Lead by FBLA President Damien Patrick and Treasurer Alex Alfred money is annually raised for Project ASK for Childhood Cancer located in Richmond, with the pro- ject expanded this year to include local cancer facili- ties for patient care. In addition to a financial donation, the group also donated sample sized shampoos, conditioners, soaps, mouth wash, and lotions which will be made available to patients at Hope House Lodge during their stay. Damien and Alex will team again this school year to raise money for cancer patients. From Pennies for Project A.S.K. to bake sales at home ballgames, the community is encour- aged to participate and help the students continue their efforts to made donations to cancer facilities that serve our local community. For additional information on the Hope House Lodge, v i s i t etours/nashville/nashville_ frameset.html or for addi- tional information on the student driven community service project, contact the Business Education Department at Castlewood High School. Local United Ways combine efforts United Way Virginia Highlands and United Way of Southwest Virginia announced that, effective July 31, the two have k merged to form a sgle, broader-reaching regional organization. The com- bined organization will operate as the United Way of Southwest Virginia. The regional service area will now include Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Gmyson, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wise counties, as well as the cities of Galax and Norton. Travis Staton, President and CEO of the former United Way Virginia Highlands, will remain President and CEO of the merged organization. "This merger is about amplifying Russell County Extension News Your Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division --Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade, and Bill Worrell presents this week's Extension News. Our office is located on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website at (' Extension Calendar of Events: August 15 Last day to vaccinate for August VQA Feeder Sale August 21 Forage Field Day, Research Farm - Glade Springs, VA August 25 VQA Feeder Calf Sale, Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction September 2 VQA Feeder Calf Take-Up, Tri-State Market - Abingdon, VA If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE Forage Field Day There will be a Forage Field Day on Thursday, August 21st at the VA Tech Research Farm in Glade Spring, VA. We will begin the program at 4:30 p.m. We will serve supper so please call (276) 889-8056 by Friday, August 19th if you plan to attend (there is no cost for the meeting). Program Equipment Demonstrations (4:30 pm) - Local equipment dealers will be pre- sent to demonstrate hay equipment such as balers and wrappers beginning at 4:30. Associated with this we will discuss how mowing height affects hay crop second growth and proper moisture content for good baleage. Silage Chopper Adjustment -'Several producers have begun growing silage corn again. Two of the keys to producing high quality silage are chopper adjust- ment and packing in the silo. We will have a chopper on hand to demonstrate prop- er adjustment. Pasture and Hay Weed Control - we will discuss options for controlling com- mon pasture weeds and shrubs, such as spiny pigweed, autumn olive, john- songrass, hemp dogbane, bedstraw, etc. Summer Annuals as a Forage Alternative - we have a summer annual plot planted at the research station including ftarage sorghum, sudangrass, sorghum sudangrass, and millet. We have already harvested once and, providing we get rain, will view the regrowth and discuss the potential of these crops for grazing and hay/balealage. Corn Plot - we will also view the corn research plots at the station. These include a silage plant population experiment, seed treatment experiment, and grain variety evaluation. Nitrogen Application Rate and Grass Hay Yield - we will look at the yield results of a research plot we had at the research farm last year where we applied various rates of nitrogen (from 0 lbs./acre to 150 lbs./acre) from three different nitrogen sources. What were they worth last week? Listed below are the average sales prices for cattle sold on the Virginia State Graded Sales for the week of July 31 - August 6- Sales were held at B!ackstone, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Front Royal, Lynchburg, Radiant, and Spring Lake. 2,908 calves were sold (1,104 steers, 1,362 heifers, and 442 bulls). Prices listed are for Medium and Large frame #1 steers and heifers, and prices are given in S/hundred weight. Steers: 400 - 500: $268.80; 500 - 600: $243.40, 600 - 700: $228.60; 700 - 800: $229.00; 800- 900:$202.75 Heifers: 400- 500: $242.30; 500- 600: $226.65, 600- 700: $210.10; 700- 800:$195.00 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 United Way's mission," Staton said. "By coming together and sharing our talents and resources, we will be able to have a greater impact on those who need us most in our communities." The merger was led by a team comprised of staff and board members of each United Way organization, who spent months working out details of the merger. "This has been an incredi- bly thorough and thought- ful process, and we are excited to come together as a region and build on our strengths to create lasting change," said Tammy Vhnover Dotson,' former United Way of Southwest Virginia Coordinator who will stay on with the orga- nization as a Resource Development Manager for Dickenson, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. The Russell County Fair was determined the "Best Fair in Virginia" by the Virginia Association of Fairs for 12 of the last 16 years. Also, Virginia Living magazine readers for three consecutive years have voed the Russell County Horse Show as one of the "Best in the State." The 2014 Russell County Fair and Horse Show is going "Hog Wild & Pig Crazy" for eight Admission is free until 3pm for Veterans on Sept. 1, Senior Citizens on Sept. 4 and School Children on Sept. 5. Music on the main stage features an all-star lineup of John Conlee, James Wesley, Marty Raybon, Folk Soul Revival, Balsam Range, Jon Pardi and John Anderson. Gospel enter2 tainment includes the Primitive Quartet, Archie Watkins & Mountain exciting days, August 29 - Gospel and Mike Upright. September 6, in Castlewood, (237 Donnie Dean Dr.). The Fair fea- tures a wide variety of events all ages can enjoy. Highlights include a Demolition Derby, Tough Truck "Tug of War," Pro Bull Riding, Ranch Rodeo, ATV Rodeo, Team Roping, Lawn Mower Races, Pet Show, Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music, Miss Russell County Fair Pageant, Craft, Agriculture and Commercial Exhibits, Livestock Shows, Ole McDonald's Farm, Carnival, Horse Shoe and Com Toss Tournaments, and Horse Shows. Great opening acts starts each night's show at 7pm. In keeping with the "pork theme" there's a "baconli- cious' food contest using bacon as the main ingredi- ent. The Russell County Fair was determined the "Best Fair in Virginia" by the Virginia Association of Fairs for 12 of the last 16 years. Also, Virginia Living magazine readers for three consecutive years have voted the Russell County Horse Show as one of the "Best in the State." For more information go to www.russellcounty- Subscribe to the Times! 276-762-7671 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 Please join friends, family, and co-workers at a reception honoring Charlie Engle as he retires as Manager of the J. Fred Matthews Library. Saturday, August 16, 2014 On drop in between 3 and 6 pm at the home of Greg and Jennifer Bailey 3108 5th Avenue, Saint Paul. Rather than give Charlie a gift he may not need, please plan to feed "Charlie's Tip Jar" at the event. Light refreshments will be served. ! 276-889-2222 I I I ""qq--   LEBANON, VA i ' ]1 ................