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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, September 6, 2012 Page5 Dominion Virginia Power, Dominion Foundation award more than $600,000 in education grants -Fifty-one Virginia schools, including three programs in Southwest Virginia, receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $45, 000 -Funding will support projects in energy, environment and workforce development -Grants are part of $1.4 million awarded to 110 schools in 10 states Schools in Virginia will get a renewable energy,, environ- to study five specific ty s of boost in funding for the 2012- 2013 academic year as a result of $610,000 in education grants given by Dominion Virginia Po- wer and The Dominion Found- ation. Grant recipients in South- west Virginia include The Uni- versity of Virginia's College at Wise; Castlewood High School; and Mountain Kids Inc., a non-profit in Tazeweli County. mental studies, engineering and work force development. The Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources (NYSE:D), of which Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary. UVa-Wise will receive $20,000 to complete a study of the Guest River watershed. The study is part of the "Citizen Science Initiative," which links traditional classroom learning energy: kinetic, solar, vind, micro-hydro and electrical. "Energy, environment2 and education are among the ',most critical concerns for the fut0re of our co.untry," said Thombs F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer "Dominion -will continue to supports schools, teache and students who are working tO find solutions that will improve life for generations to come.: Our .... , The K-12 Educational Part- with regional environmental me- support begins in the class- ' nership " nagement and economic devel- rooms." (www.dom.com/aboutJeducation opment. InfOrmation about Don nion ~:i :i f ~'~'~..:o ', /grants/recent-awards.jsp) Castlewood High School and the Foundation is available ':' ','~,-...~~: ~, program awarded 36 schools was awarded $5,000 for the on www.dom.com, Twittei and DUCKS...Ducks showed off in Ole McDonald's Farm at the Fair. with up to $7,500 each to help Clinch River Watershed En- Fa~ebook. fund projects related to energy vironmental Education Sympo- The Virginia grants ar~ part and the environment. The sium, which is being offered to of $1.4 million awarde~! to WINNER...Oil and acrylic painting by Jimmy Wolfe of War, wv : Freezing vegetables by Donna Meade away bruised areas. Cut into It is important to freeze vega- Family and Consumer Science serving sizes, if desired, before tables dry because, extra moist- Russell Co. Extension Office ::.fLeezing ............ ure can decrease the qmlity. Freezing extends the shelf Blanch all vegetables :(except Packing and Storing tae Food -- life of food. Blanching food peppers and onions) to preserve Pack the food in the ap- before freezing prevents the quality. To blanch, place pre- propriate freezer container. AI- enzymes in foods from affecting the quality of the foods during storage. Only vegetables can be blanched before freezing. If fruit is blanched, and then frozen, the fruit will become mushy after defrosting. Equipment Preparation Select containers that are designed for freezing food like i freezer bags, plastic freezer containers, or canning/freezing i jars. Containers should be moist- ure/vapor resistant to prevent "freezer bum." Wash all con- miners in hot soapy water. Discard any containers that are cracked or chipped. Rinse with 'hot water and let air dry on a clean towel or rack. Food Selection and Blanching Choose young, tender vege- tables or well-ripened fruits for freezing. Tomatoes may be cooked, pureed, or juiced before freezing. Wash, peel and trim pared foods in a metal strainer that fits into a large saucepan. Lower food into boiling water and begin cbunting the blanch- ing time. Use one gallon of water for each pound of firm vegetables (about 4 cups) and two gallons of water for each pound of leafy greens (about 8 cups). Don't add more vege- tables than suggested at one time, as larger amounts will lower the temperature of the water. Time and temperature are critical to destroying the enzymes that cause spoilage. Cool the blanched vegetables by removing the vegetables from the boiling water and immed- iately plunging them into ice water until cool. This process prevents the vegetable from overcooking and retains its color and nutrients. Remove the blanched vegetable from the ice water, drain, and dry thoroughly. Higher Education Partnership (www.dom.corn/about/education /grants/recent-higher- educational-awards.isp) program awarded 15 college and post- secondary schools with up to $45,000 each to help projects in K-12 educators from nine school systems in Southwest Virginia. Mountain Kids Inc., will receive a $3,000 grant to support "Kinetic Kids," a week-long, hands-on summer camp for rising 6th and 7th grade students rB Area reumons... SILCOX REUNION The descendents of Joseph and Laura Ball Silcox, Monroe and Alice Silcox and Ambrose and Zilphia Counts Silcox and related families will gather for the 17th annual reunion Septem- ber 8 at the Dickenson County Career Center (Clinchco Voca- tional School). Beginning at 10:30 am. Please bring a covered dish and join the fun. For more information call Reba at 276- 395-2725. COEBURN HIGH SCHOOL 1972 REUNION Attention: All Coebum High School 1972 graduates. We are having a 40~ year class Reunion for the weekend of September 14 and 15 in Coebum. These are the Coebum High School 1972 graduates that we are unable to locate, or that have not re- sponded to our letter: Brenda Adkins, James Crabtree, Linda low inch of headspace for dry Graham, Pam Hayes, Kathy food and 1 to 2 inches for food Marie Kiser, Pare May, Tommy covered with liquid. AfterMeade, Donna Mefford, David packing, wipe the top of each package clean. Seal airtight. When filling plastic storage bags, be sure the fruit is covered by the sugar syrup. Remember to "burp" the bag, to expel all of the air before you seal it. This will prevent freezer bum and keep the food from drying out. Label the container with the date and the name of the product. Place bags, containers, or jars in the freezer and store at 0F .(18C) or below. Be sure that your freezer temperature re- mains steady. Fluctuation (fie- eze, thaw, refreeze) in tempera- ture will adversely affect the qu- ality of the food. When con- tainers are removed from the fre- ezer, thaw in the refrigerator or in a pan of cool running water. SKEEN REUNION The family of Luther Skeen will meet at the home of Clovis and Betty Adams on Stoney Point Rd., Cas_tl_e_wo0d_, VA on schools in states /here Dominion does business, 6hich are Connecticut, M.ar ,and, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, R~ode Island, West Virginia $ and WiscOnsin. September 16, 20i2 at 11:00 a.m. All family and friends are invited to come. Bring a covered dish .of food and drink. Enjo a day of fellowship. CANCER SURVIVOR Reap rewards when you advertise through Virginia Press Services' Statewide Display Advertising Network! (Continued from page I) Place your business card-size ad in more than 65 newspapers care; and your message will reach more than 800,000 Virginians. 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