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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, August 25, 2016 Page 5 • 9 - art or science. by Jerry Couch The preparation of any food or drink incorporates aspects of a science project controlled heat and time as well as carefully mea- sured and selected raw materials. Even so, there are variables - and that's where skill comes into play. All these components must be present in the cor- rect ratios to obtain a con- sistent product of outstand- ing quality. Recently, I discussed the art (or science) of beer- making •with McKinnen Leonard who will create craft beers for Sugar Hill Brewing Company in St. Paul. I learned several interesting things. First of all, McKinnen eschews the title "brew master" because he consid- ers the brewing of beer to be an evolving craft. New types of brewing equip- ment are being developed but for the most part, brew- ing methods are either tra- ditional or variations of tra- dition. An example of the latter are the numerous specialty flavors that have gained popularity in recent years as craft beers take their place alongside com- mercially available prod- McKinnen Leonard and a shipment of beer kegs that arrived at Sugar Hill Brewing Company last week. ucts. For Sugar Hill Brewing Company, McKinnen has developed over 20 unique recipes customers are sure to enjoy. One of the brew- ery's premium offerings is "St. Marie's Tripel" which is a pale, dry, somewhat spicy Belgian traditional beer. Another is "Sugar Hill Blonde," brewed with noble hops and smoked wheat - which creates a subtle smoky flavor. In addition to beer on Area reunions... tap, Sugar Hill Brewing Company will also offer refillable growlers and kegs. With a keg on hand, you can serve these unique products to your guests for a special taste of Appalachia. The grand opening of Sugar Hill Brewing Company will take place in September. Meanwhile, you can follow the compa- ny on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. There was a crowd on hand for the rib- bon cutting of the Roger Jessee Community Food Bank on Saturday in Castlewood. Speakers for the occasion included Woody Scott, Leon Musick, Travis Lambert and Marvin Cain. The food bank will be open every fourth Saturday of the month. Avoid distraction while hunting for virtual creatures on Pok6mon Go Annual Silcox Reunion...The descen- dents of Jospeh and Laura Ball Silcox, Monroe and Alice Silcox anti Ambrose and Zilphia Counts Silcox and related families will gather for the annual Russell Counr; ¢. The Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division presents this week's Extension News. Extension Calendar of Events August 27 Performance Tested Ram Sale Steeles Tavern, VA August 29 VQA Steer Delivery Tri-State Market - Abingdon, VA August 31 VQA Heifer Delivery Tri-State Market - Abingdon, VA September 2-10 Russell County Fair and Horse Show September 3 VT Sheep Center Production Sale Blacksburg, VA September 23 Sheep Field Day and Katahdin Ram Sale SW VA AREC - Glade Spring, VA 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 Stockpiling Fescue Every year in August I always feature an article that encourages Stockpiling Fescue. Stockpiling grass (especially rescue) is the best way to extend the grazing season in Southwest Virginia, and it is a good way to help make up some high quality dry matter. Tall rescue is very responsive to nil ogen and nitrogen fertilizer is currently very reasonably priced. Research from Kentucky predicts (with adequate rain) each unit of N applied by August 30th will produce approximately 19.2 pounds of dry matter. A 40 unit N application (90# of urea per acre) made by the of August will yield approx- imately 775 pounds of dry matter and will cost around $25 / acre. Consider adding somelextra nitrogen and stock- piling this fall. This high quality feed source is excellent for backgrounding weaned calves, adding weight to spring calving cows, and providing need- ed energy and protein to promote rebreeding of fall calving herds. What were they worth last week? Listed below are the average sales prices for cat, fie sold on the Virginia State Graded Sales for the week of August 11 - 17, 2016. Sales were held at Blackstone, Front Royal, Lynchburg, Marshall, Narrows, Radiant, Rockingham, Spring Lake, and Wythe County. 4,425 calves were sold (1,809 steers, 782 Holstein Steers, 1,381 heifers, and 453 bulls). Prices listed are for Medium and Large frame #1 steers and heifers, and prices are given in S/hundred weight. Steers: 400 - 500" $152.90; 500 - 600: $153.45, 600 - 700: $143.60; 700 -800: $139.85; 800 - 900:$137.55 Heifers: 400 - 500: $138.55; 500 - 600: $138 15, 600 - 700: $130.35; 700 - 800:$128.90 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 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, Siagle, France, Francis, and Price Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Boones Creek Christian 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. Use the classifieds... they work! DMV reminds Virginians to stay safe while walking, biking and driving Pok6mon Go is encour- aging people of all ages to go out on a walk or a bike ride to catch the virtual creatures featured in the app. The slogan "gotta catch 'em all" has prompt- ed people to go to extraor- dinary measures to capture characters nearby. However, while focused on finding the characters, some players are not focused on their safety. Game players, them- selves, are learning the importance of avoiding dis- traction while driving, bik- ing and even walking while playing Pok6mon Go. On social media, many are sharing their experiences. One user reported crashing his bike while playing, one wrote about falling into a river after not paying atten- tion while walking, and others tweeted their experi- ences of ending up in the hospital after a Pok6mon- related crash. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' Highway Safety Office urges Pok6mon Go players to stay alert - and avoid distraction - while walking, riding a bike, or driving. While driving a vehicle, your eyes should be on the road, not hunting for Pok6mon characters. Pedestrians need to be aware of traffic patterns and should cross streets at appropriate crosswalks. Cyclists should watch out for •vehicles, pedestrians, and other obstacles. "It's great that Pok6mon Go is encouraging people to get outside and on their feet to play the game," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the Governor's Highway Safety Representative• "With that being said, safe- ty should always be the number one priority. Don't let yourself be distracted while on the roadways or sidewalks by anything - including a virtual game. Always stay alert and pay attention to your surround- ings.'" Drivers are told to be alert while driving every day, however, people often don't think about being dis- tracted while walking oi riding a bike. Being dis- tracted as a pedestrian oI cyclist can be equally as dangerous as a distracted driver. If playing Pok6mon Go at night, DMV encour- ages participants to weal reflective clothing and carry a flashlight. Fifty-five pedestrians have been killed in crashes in Virginia so far this year. AlthoUgh unrelated to Pok6mon Go, the numbei of pedestrian fatalities this year is 34 percent highei compared to last year a! this time. Four bicyclis! fatalities have been report- ed this year. ~.~@~ ::? .~i ! i: i:: :: :::::~i : :::::::::::::::::::::::: ii :: ~ ~ :: :::::::i: :::i::::::::: ::~ ~i ~i~: ::::::!::i:~g~@ I .I usiness -- a cars! Saint Paul, VA (276) 762-5535