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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, August 15, 2013 = i o INFORMATIONAL MEETING...A meeting was held at the Estonoa center in St. Paul on Tuesday, August 6 to introduce new Russell County school board members and administrative staff to the Estonoa project. Facing camera are Dr. Thomas Graves and wife Sandy, Suzy Harrison, and on other side of table, Bob Harrison and NathanBreeding. READY FOR LIGHTS...This hole and its contentsare ready to hold a light pole at Bob Salyers Field in Castlewood. This is the last field to be lighted for Clinch River Little League use. Russell County Provided by the Russell County Extension Office Your Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division--Corn- elia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade and Bill Worrell presents this week's Extension News. Our office is located on 131 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA. Che- ck out our Virginia Tech Public Website Address: www.ext.vt.edu/ Extension Calendar of Events: August 15: Last day to vaccinate calves for VQA Sale August 24: Virginia Perform- ance Tested Ram Lamb Sale, Steeles Tavern August 26: VQA Feeder Cattle Sale August 27: Forage Field Day, SW VA Research Farm, Glade Spring August 31:14 th Annual Vir- ginia Tech Sheep Center Protection Sale, Blacksburg If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. Scott Jessee - Agriculture Buckingham County Cattlemen's VQA Sale The Buckingham County Cattlemen's Association held their annual VQA Feeder Calf Unit' s Extension news Sale on August 5 th on the Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O- Auction. The Buckingham Marketing Group is one of the premier value-added producer groups in the state. All calves included on their sale were home raised and were bred to high- growth bulls (many AI bred). The calves were vaccinated for 7-way clostridials, modified lived viruses, and Pasteurella. The Buckingham group gives a 90 guarantee ($250 refund) for any calves that are stags, and a $300 refund for any heifer found bred. Below are the sale highlights: Number of calves, average weight, $/cwt 89 steers, 570 lbs. $165.00; 82 steers 615 lbs, $165.50/cwt; 77 steers, 650 lbs, $167.75/cwt; 73 steers, 685 lbs, $160.75/cwt; 70 steers, 710 lbs, $164.50/cwt; 68 steers, 735 lbs, $159.50/cwt; 68 steers, 745 lbs, $149.00/cwt; 64 steers, 775 lbs, $154.25/cwt; 60 steers, 825 lbs, $146.75/cwt; 59 steers, 840 lbs, $147.75/cwt; 92 heifers, 540 lbs, $151.00/cwt; 83 heifers, 605 lbs, $146.75/cwt; 89 heifers, 660 lbs, $143.75/cwt. Cornelia Estep - 4-H The 'Locfil Talent Showcase' - An Exciting Event At The Russell County Fair! Each year the Russell Cou- nty Fair offers a great opport- unity for our citizens, both youth and adults,-to share their won- derful talents with the public during the fair. This talent show is called the 'Local Talent Show- case'. This is not a contest. Participants may choose to sing, perform a drama, dance or play musical instruments. 4-H youth, school and church choirs, local bands, dance studio groups, fam- ily members who perform toget- her and individuals are encour- aged to sign up to entertain the fair goers. The 'Local Talent Showcase' will be held on September 6 and 7 from 4:00 until 7:30 in the Pavilion which is located behind the Red Caboose at the Russell County Fair entrance. Anyone wishing to sign up for a per- formance time slot should call the Russell County Extension Office at 276-889-8056 or email us at psalvers@vt.edu. Be prepared to give your name, address and the names of the members of your act. The time slots will be for fifteen minutes (this includes set up time of instruments and equipment). Each act will be able to deliver several songs during the 15 minute slot. 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Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail to depict natural colors, shapes, and textures, so users can make a positive species identification in just a few easy steps. The Arbor Day Foundation offers this booklet to help people identify trees in Virginia and throughout the Eastern and Cen- tral regions of the United States. What Tree Is That? uses a unique step-by-step approach to identify the species of each tree. The booklet explains what to look for in the shape of the leaves and differences in the leaf stems and twig structures, specifics on the fruits and flowers, and the details of buds and bark. "Our What Tree Is That? pocket brochure is an ideal resource to help people develop a greater appreciation for trees," said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The Arbor Day Foundation strives to help people enjoy and appreciate trees, and we feel our pocket field guide will do just that." To obtain a tree identification guide in full color, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410, You can also order the book online at arborday.org. Foreign buyers,_ notification - Jeanne Presley, USDA Farnl Service Agency Acting Executive Director reminds Russell, Wise, Dickenson, Tazewell and Buch- anan County producers that the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the Secretary of Agriculture. The Farm Service Agency administers this program for USDA. All individuals who are not U.S. citizens, and have purchased or sold agricultural land in the county are required to report the transaction to FSA within 90 days of the closing. Failure to submit the AFIDA form (FSA- 153) could result in civil penalties of up to 25"percent of the fair market value of the property. County government offices, realtors, attorneys and others involved in real estate transactions are reminded to notify foreign investors of these reporting requirements. Southwest Regional Adult Education instructors are incur- porating the Virginia Education Wizard into their curriculum this program year. The Wizard is a one-stop online resource that helps students walk through the front door to postsecondary education and on to high-paying and in-demand careers. Virginia Education Wizard users can take assessments to find careers that match their interests, values and skills. The interest assessment will help individuals identify their strongest work-related interests, which can help them decide what careers to explore. The values assessment helps persons rank the things that are most important to them in a job. The skills assessment is designed to help individuals identify their skill sets and explore careers that match their strengths. Users can then explore spec- ific occupations and get real- time details about the demand and local salaries for those oc- cupations. Users can also pre- pare for jobs by building a resume and receiving tips for successful interviews. The re- sume builder can help ixldivid- uals create resumes which will highlight their education, skills, and backgrounds all through an easy step-by-step process. The Wizard allows users to search for colleges and univer- sities across Virginia. It identi- fies the twenty-three Virginia community colleges and allows users to search for key infor- mation about their programs and courses. Users e also able to view college calendars. The Wizard can also help individuals prepare for college admission exams. It offers practice tests for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED and com- munity college placement tests. Users can compare college . costs, get assistance in applying for financial aid, and search for scholarships. The site also helps users understand various forms of financial aid and understand how to successfully save and pay for college. The Wizard outlines path- ways to four-year degrees, including guaranteed admission to more than twenty Virginia universities. The Wizard also helps plan, track, and prompt necessary steps for an easy transfer. For more information abouf using the Virginia Education Wizard, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 889-5424, or call toll-free at 866-581-9935. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. IClassified advertising works...call 762.7671 1 MARKET CORNER NEWS Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday, 8 am-1 pm Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm Don't miss the opportunity to check out a good ;election of fresh produce including apples, green beans, tomatoes, cabbage, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, potatoes, beets, etc. Also at the market you will find plants, brown eggs, lamb, beef, honey, jams, jellies, baked goods, breads and much more. The Farmers Market Cookbooks are available for purchase at the market as well as at Big M, St. Paul Builders, Bailey Hardware, Kilgore Law Office, the Town Hall, CR Pate and Co and Sweet Peas. Entertainment Special project for Kids Master Gardener Tips & Demo 10 am Featured chef 11 am Charlie Engle & Megan Clay 12 noon We are certified to accept EBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. The first ten dollars of EBT purchases will be doubled. Support your local farmers and crafters and enjoy a free cup of coffee at th linch River Farmers Market. outhwest Virginia Commu=iity Was Their First Choice! Chelsea Asbury Kaidin Haywood Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Great professors, great tuition and the fact that the college is close to home, are just some of the reasons I made Southwest my first choice! I made Southwest my first choice because of the wonderful scholarship and dub opportunities! By taking dual-enrollment classes through SWCC, I was able to get a jump-start on my college education! Make SWCC Your First Choice Coiiege WWW.SW.EDU - 276.964.7238 r V/TDD 276.964.7235  Para informaci6n en espafiol, llame Lid. 276.964.7751 * EEO/AA i