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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, August 28, 2014 Page 5 Pictured left to right: Emily Million, Emmily Woods, Kendra Woods, Tommy Coleman, Dalton Parks The Learning Center announces writing contest winners Students from The Learning Center in Castlewood recently participated in the Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium writing contest which was held at Southwest Virginia Community College June 13 & 14. Students in grades 6th-12th from across the area competed in essay, short story, and poetry categories. The Learning Center had 5 winners in the writing ontest: Emily Million - 2nd place Short Story Emmily Woods - 1st place Poetry; 1st place Essay Kendra Woods - 1st place Short Story; 2nd place Poetry Tommy Coleman - 3rd place Short Story Dalton Parks - 3rd place Poetry Winners received certificates and cash awards for their accomplishments. Congratulations to our students! VDOF tree nurseries seek public:'s help with acorn & seed collection Virginians can help pre- .Department of Forestry last week in September serve tree species by col- (VDOF). Acorns and seeds through the first week of lecting acorns and seeds must be received by October," said Josh from 12 species and deliv- October 10. McLaughlin, nursery ering them to the nearest "Generally, the best forester. "Every bag of office of the Virginia time to collect acorns is the acorns and seed collected 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 www.ext.vt.edu/ Extension Calendar of Events: September 2 VQA Feeder Calf Take-Up - STEERS ONLY Tri-State Market -Abingdon, VA ...... September 8 VQA Feeder Calf Take-Up - HEIFERS ONLY ....... Tri-stite Market Abigdon;VA " ': ...... ='-::- October 1 Weaning Deadline for November 10 VQA Feeder Calf Sale If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE 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 August 14 - 20. Sales were held at Blackstone, Front Royal, Lynchburg, Narrows, Radiant, Rockingham, and Spring Lake. 4,371 calves were sold (2002 steers,l,714 heifers, and 655 bulls). Prices listed are for Medium and Large frame #1 steers and heifers, and prices are given in S/hundred weight. Steers: 400 - 500: $257.45; 500 - 600: $250.20, 600 - 700: $232.35; 700 - 800: $212.80; 800- 900:$208.1.5 Heifers: 400 - 500: $238.15; 500 - 600: $224.60, 600 - 700: $219.70; 700 - 800:$195.92 DONNA MEADE - FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE BACONlieious! What's your favorite pork product? Bacon is found in every recipe category these days! Have you tried bacon flavored ioe cream, bacon suckers, or how about caramelized bacon or bacon cupcakes, bacon jam, bacon wrapped asparagus, bacon breads...I could go on and on? "Bacon is a meat product prepared from a pig and usually cured. It is first cured using large quantities of salt, either in a brine or in a dry packing; the result is fresh bacon." (Wikipedia) Bacon comes from pork belly, but the cuts vary: The standard regular bacon that most of us are familiar with is sliced about 1/16 inch thick. It's all-purpose great for frying in single strips and for most other applications. The , thick-cut strips are about twice as thick as standard bacon, so small pieces hold their shape much better in pastas and soups. Center-cut bacon is made from pork belly cut close to the bone. This bacon has about 30 percent less fat than standard bacon. Slab bacon has not been sliced, so you can buy just the amount you need and chop it into any size piece. Ask for it at the butcher counter. Here are some nutrition facts: A single slice of bacon will give you an average of 43 calories, but 28 of those calories come from fat! Zero sugar and zero carbo- hydrates makes bacon a popular item on certain types of diets. The good: Bacon is a good source of Protein, Niacin, Phosphorus and Selenium. The bad: Bacon is high in Saturated Fat and Sodium. TO read more go to http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/pork-products/7356/2#ixzz3B80ZLLHk Come to the Russell County Fair and learn how to cure your own bacon plus so much more! BUT FIRST come to the fair on Sunday August 31st between 2:30 and 4:00! Bring with you your favorite side dish, main dish or dessert that has BACON as a main ingredient and you could win big! The "Baconlicious Bakeoff" judging will take place at 4:30 that same day-Sunday 31st at four thirty! Winners will be announced in all three of the categories listed above. The grand prize winner will receive a super gift basket filled with bacon delights including a country ham! Find the entry form in the fair brochure or come by the extension office and we will give you one! We will also have them at the registration table if you are not able to get hold of one before Sunday! Don't forget to bring your recipe with each entry! You may enter only one dish in each category! Remember, there are three categories (dessert, side dish or main dish) so you have the poten- tial to win three times! See you at the fair!! BILL WORRELL - FORESTRY Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold 38th Annual Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, in collaboration with Virginia's natural resource agencies, companies, and associations, will be holding their 38th Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours starting September 29th, 2014. The tours will promote wise resource management on private forestlands and will focus on science-based forestry and wildlife management practices, public and private sources of technical and financial management assistance, and net- working among landowners and natural resource professionals. There will also be demonstration stops on private, industry, and public lands that will center on mul- tiple-use management opportunities and practices. The first tour will be held in and around the Chesapeake Bay on Sept. 29-30. This is a 2-day tour. Other tours will be held Oct. 10 in Halifax County and Oct. 30 in Grayson and Carroll Counties. Pre-registration is required, as space is lim- ited on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the Chesapeake Bay Tour is $150/person, which includes refreshments, all meals, and overnight accommo- dations. Registration for the Halifax County tour is $45/person, $75/couple and for the Grayson-Carroll Counties Tour is'$30/person, $50/couple. Registration for these tours includes lunch and transportation. On-line registration is available at http://forestupdate.frec.vt.edu. Come participate in the longest running program of its kind in Virginia! For more information, contact Jennifer Gagnon at jgagnon@vt.edu. 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 www.ext.vt.edu/ by citizens will help us keep Virginia beautiful." The species most need- ed are: Alleghany Chinkapin; Chinese .Chestnut; Hazelnut; Black Oak; Chestnut Oak; Northern Red Oak; Pin Oak; Swamp Chestnut Oak; Swamp White Oak; White Oak; Willow Oak, and Black Walnut. "Lawns or paved areas are ideal collection sites," McLaughlin said. "A single tree located in these areas makes identifying the acorns easier." He added that you should not collect from trees in the forest, since it can be difficult to identify acorns when many different species are near- by. McLaughlin reminds anyone who is interested in collecting acorns or seed to: use paper bags (no plas- tic bags) to hold the acorns or seed; identify the tree species on the bag, and to not combine acorn or seed from different tree species in the same paper bag. To locate a VDOF office nearest you, visit dof.vir- ginia.gov. Subscribe to the Times ! 276-762-7671 Barter Theatre to stage "Ring of Fire" Barter Theatre will stage "Ring of Fire" in Ben Hur on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. The program is pre- sented by Pro-Art Association and the Town of Pennington Gap as part of the Lee County Cultural Arts Series. It will be staged in C. Bascom Slemp Auditorium in Lee High School at Ben Hur. "Ring of Fire" by Barter Theatre is a journey through the life of Johnny Cash as told by his music. The "Man in Black" was a man like no other, whether he sang about his love for June Carter Cash. his hard- living, hard-partying ways, or his deep and abiding faith. A multi-talented cast performs Cash's best- known hits. Included are "I Walk the Line," "Ring of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors and $5 students. This program is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information visit the Pro-Art website at www.pro-art-va.org or, for assistance for persons with special needs, or informa- tion, telephone 276/376- 4520. SWCC enrolling students for Driver's Education Behind:the- Wheel class Southwest Virginia Community College is cur- "rently enrolling students in Driver's Education Behind-the-Wheel class for the fall 2014 semester. The Behind-the-Wheel periods are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Behind-the- Wheel periods are from 4:30 - 6:10 p.m.; 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 - 9:40 p.m. Students must com- plete la - 50 minute peri- ods (7 fifty-minute periods of driving and 7 fifty- minute periods of observa- tion) to complete Behind- the-Wheel requirements. Studen must also com- plete the 45 - hour driving log with parent/guardian certifying that the teen has driven at least 45 hours, at least 15 being completed after sunset. Tuition for Behind-the-Wheel is $225.00. To register or for addi- tional information, contact the Driver Training Services office at Southwest Virginia Oommunity College by calling 276.964.7369, by e m a i 1 i n g edna.sizemore@ sw.edu, or v i s i t i n g http ://sw.edu/cwes/driver- ecl/. PROPERTYTOUR: SUN. Low Wsion Patients with MACULAR DEGENERATION DMV offers a special permit allowing tow vision patients to drive with bioptic telescopic glasses. Call for a FREE phone consultation with Dr. Armstrong, Optometrist Offices in: Roanoke C'harlottesvilh 5 Harrisonbur Wytheville t /"