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Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degree oven for [ ~~ Ill | i ': Prevention training is being After more than 19 years of 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, approximately 50-55 minutes or [ [ 1 Just before serving, top with until golden brown. Serve warm [ ~~~~ ~ [ I ~" offered September 21-22, from development through feedback tomato and lettuce, or cold. | | ~~~~~[ ~ | | 1 ~ 8:30 to 4:30 at Developmental from its 250,000 participants and " Services in Big Stone Gap. The 1,000 active trainers,, the ~ivingP-rograms at the J. Fred Matthews / I! workshop, in the training center, Works program IS one of the [ ~ ~ [ ~ emphasizes suicide first aid, most widely used, acclaimed and '~' helping a person at risk stay safe researched suicide intervention ..... l w Memorial Library and how to seek further help. skd s training mthe arid. During the training, you will ASIST is a competency-based -Programs Beginning Wednesday, August 29, 2009-[ ~,~A,~.~n ,,~ [ learn to: recognize opportunities program and participants who Preschool Programs I lkw~,llt,ll~l~n I for help; how to reach out and complete the requirements will Mother Goose - A es 0-23 together in a relaxed, supportive | TI~I~IIdlI~I~TTI~gl ~1~ q~ [ g .,n,,.,=,,-v.-----.-.. ,,..-- l- offer support; estimate the risk of receive a certificate of comple- mont enwronment Book sharing, / I 20 minutes of sharing board and booktalks, read-alouds, story- / ALL-SEASON TREAD ~ [ suicide; apply a model for sui- tion. hs with a caregiver. 15 to " ' cide intervention; and link people Registration is limited to 20 soft cover books, r~ymes and telling,, educational games & [ * QUIET RIDE 0 | with community resources. Eval- participants; additional ASIST rhythmic activities, songs & entertainment. [ I II/LIIt"t"l~'/i~l h#'~i~" OIf'M~lA,flll# ~ [ uations have shown the trainings will be offered later, fin~,ernlavs Library Tours& Outreach [ ~n,~oL~,a,~k .... 'r ~ [,~ workshop increases caregivers' Pry-registration is required; call To~ld[er Time- 2 year oldsLibrary Tours - Library | | ! knowledge and confidence toHannah Holbrook at (276) 523- & "'oun~three'swith a Tours and specml programs are 1 ,- ~ ~,, ~ I i y ~, . .. I ~" respond to a person at risk of 4357. There is no charge for this caregiver. 30 minutes of rhymes, available for schools, home / | t.ountv/Ire ~ervlce I t suicide, says Pam Varner, co- training. NAADAC CEU s will fin"er "la"s and a~'e a""ro"riate schools, girl scouts, boy scouts, / " I t s-vv v " 1 i ordinator of VirginiaCrisisbe offered for this training, books. Music, musical instru- etc. Contact M~ss BurbleJ 6618 East Riverside Dr. St. Paul, VA | Merlette 762 9702 Mon Frl a ments & simple action dances. " / . - ". 8 m - 5 pm; Sat. 8 am - 1 pm I Storytelling, flannel boards & Outreach Programs - We [ ,'~'v~ "v~ r~trr~ __ ~-v~ ~ r~rr~,~ [ i puppets Occasional aue annro- will visit your school, daycare, [ //O-/O/-~OU/ Ol //O-/O/--UOU/ [ i oriate crafts. "~ ~ parent group, etc. Contact Miss | | 1 - Star t~ Barbm Merlette 762 9702 [ [ y "me - Children ages 3. " , ] to 5. 1 hour of age-appropriate NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF AN APPLICATION :i/, ~ stories, books, ebooks, rhymes BY APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY FOR :i and fingerplays. Storytelling I - 8 8 8 - E HT- H E RO with flannel boards &puppets Activities such as dancing along "l ~ .. ,;"":.'~,," ....... ~*" ................. . to music, using musical instru- ] Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times[ ments with rhymes, educational games. May include occasional craft or film activity. Note: Due ...call 762-7671 ] to the development needs of this I STOP LEG CRAMPS BEFORE THEY STOP YOU. Caleet is designed to help stop low calcium leg cramps. Just ask your pharmacist. Appalachian Arts Festival Saturday, September 26 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 4th Avenue & Market Square St. Paul Pet Featuring: Clinch River Farmers Market Clinch River Cruisers Classic Car Show Regional Craft & Food Vendors Art Show in Railroad Museum Fire Truck Rides Kids' Games & Prizes Apple Butter Stir Cake Walk * Face Painting Costume Contest * Woolly Worm Races Pumpkin Painting Contest Trophies to be Awarded Age Categories & .Times: 3-5 (12-12:30); 6-9 (12:30-1); 10-12 (1-1:30) Judging will begin at 1:30 Appalachian Craft Demonstrations Quilt Displays * Wood Carving Storytelling * Center Stage Cloggers Entertainment by Local Musicians DON'T MISS THE FREE FUN! Sponsored by the Town of St. Paul & St.Paul Tomorro age group, caregivers are not required to remain in the im- mediate storytime room; how- ever, he/she must remain in the library or designate another adult as a responsible party. School Age Programs Book Buddies - Children in grades K-7. 45 minutes of book sharing, booktalks, and read- al0uds. Book based arts & crafts, creative writing and related acti- vities. Computer information activities, educational games. Occasional films carefully selected based on audience age. Simple snacks are included with this group. Homing Around - Home school children grades K-12. 45 minutes. Library tours, creative instruction of library and infor- mation skills, book sharing, booktalk and read-alouds Com- puter information activities. Young Adult Programs Teen Scene-Ages 12-18.45 minutes. Book sharing, book- talks, and read-alouds, book bas- ed arts & crafts, computer information activities, Reader's Theatre, educational games, oc- casional flms. Library volun- teering. Refreshments included. Family Fun - All ages. An outlet for families to enjoy library services and to interact Stop for Pedestrians in the Library Crosswalk-- It's the law! VIRGINIA STATE POLICE INSURANCE FRAUD DIVISION If you have knowledge of insurance fraud, report it. 1-877-62FRAUD www.stampoutfraud.com AN INCREASE IN ELECTRIC RATES CASE NO. PUE-2009-00030 Pursuant to 56-585.1 A of the Code of Virginia (*Code'), the State Corporation Commission ("Commission) must, after notice and opportunity for hearing, "initiate proceedings to review the rates, terms and conditions for the provision of generation, distribution and transmission services" of every investor owned incumbent electric utility ~ ~ during the first six (6) months of 2009. On July 15, 2009, Appalachian Power Company ("APCo" or "Company") submitted an application with the Commission, pursuant to 56-585.1 A of the Code, requesting a statutory review of the rates, terms and conditions for the provision of generation, distribution and transmission services. APCo's application proposes an increase in base rates in the amount of $154 million based on the Company's operations for the test year ended December 31, 2008. The proposed rate increase is based on a return on rate base of 9.027%, a proposed rate of return on common equity of 13.35%, and an actual end of test year capital structure as of December 31, 2008. The proposed 13.35% return on common equity is based on a traditional cost of equity calculation of 12.50% plus a proposed 0.85% performance incentive for the Company's generating plant performance, customer service, and operating efficiency as provided in 56 585.1 A of the Code. The proposed rate increase would raise the monthly bill of a typical residential customer using t000 kilowatt hours of electricity from $9t.49 per month to $107.14 per month, an increase of $15.65 or 17.1%. The Company's application also proposes several changes to its tariff. The basic structure of the Company's tariff has been retained, but the discrete charges embedded in the Company's rate schedules have been revised to recover the Company's proposed rate increase and to move each customer class closer towards cost. The Company also proposes several changes to its terms and conditions of service and its credit and collections program in order to assist its residential customers dunng the current economic recession. The Company's application also proposes to implement a new rate schedule and rider for its medium and large commercial and industrial customers. The Company proposes to implement an alternative tariff, designated Schedule G.S. (General Service), that would combine the Company's current Medium General Service and Large General Service rate schedules into a single rate schedule, According to the Company's application, the Company developed this proposed alternative tariff in order to provide an additional option for the Commission to consider when deciding how best to address customer migration between these two rate schedules. The Company proposes to place Schedule G.S. into effect on the date of the Commission's Final Order in this proceeding. ' i in addition, the Company also proposes to implement an Economic Development Rider in order to encourage economic development in the Company's service territory by offering demand charge reductions to qualifying new and existing large commercial and industrial customers who increase their Mad by one (1) megawatt ("MW~) or more by investing in new plant and other facilities that help sustain the economy and create jobs. Interested parsons are encouraged to review the Company's application and supporting testimony to determine the specific changes proposed to the Company's rates and terms and conditions of service. The Commission entered an Order for Notice and Hearing ("Scheduling Order") that, among other things, suspended APCo's proposed rates and charges to and through December 11,2009. The Company may, but is not obligated to, place its proposed rates, charges, and terms and conditions of service into effect on an interim basis, subject to refund, for service rendered on and after December 12, 2009. The Commission's Scheduling Order also scheduled public headngs in Abingdon, Rocky Mount, and Richmond, Virginia. The public hearings in Abingdon and Rocky Mount, Virginia, will be held for the sole purpose of receiving the testimony of public witnesses. Pursuant to the Commission's Scheduling Order, local public hearings will be held at the following locations and times: (1) Abingdon, Virginia, on November 18, 2009, beginning at 6:00 p.m, in the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Grand Hall, 107 H and 107 J, 1 Partnership Circle, Interstate 81, Exit 14, Abingdon, Virginia 24210; and (2) Rocky Mount, Virginia, on November 19, 2009, beginning at 6:00 p.m, in the Franklin County High School Auditorium, 700 Tanyard Road, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24251. In addition, on March 16, 2010, at 10:00 am., a hearing will be held in the Commission's Second Floor Courtroom located in the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, for the purpose of receiving testimony from members of the public and evidence related to the application from the Company, any respondents, and the Commission's Staff. Any person desiring to testify as a public witness at any hearing should appear at the hearing location fifteen (15) minutes before the starting time of any heanng and contact the Commission's Bailiff. The public version of the Company's application and the Commission's Scheduling Order are available for public inspection during regular business hours at each of the Company's business offices in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Copies also may be obtained by submitting a wdtten request to counsel for the Company, Anthony Gambardella, Esquire, and Donald H. Wells, Jr., Esquire, Woods Rogers PLC, 823 East Main Street, Suite 1200, Richmond, Virginia 23219. If acceptable to the requesting party, the Company may provide the application by electronic means. Copies of the application and related documents also shall be available for interested persons to review in the Commission's Document Control Center, located on the First Floor of the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Interested persons may also download unofficial copies from the Commission's website: httD:lfwww.scc.viroinia.9ovlca~, Any interested person may participate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing, on or before October 21, 2009, an odginal and fifteen (15) copies of a notice of participation as a respondent with Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 232t8-2118, Pursuant to Rule 5 VAC 5-20-80 B of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, any notice of participation shall set forth: (i) a precise statement of the interest of the respondent; (ii) a statement of the specific action sought to the extent then known; and (iii) the factual and legal basis for the action. A copy of the notice of participation as a respondent must also be sent to counsel for the Company at the address set forth above. Interested persons shall refer in all of their filed papers to Case No PUE-2009-00030. On or before December 28, 2009, each respondent may file with the Clerk of the Commission at the address above an original and fifteen (15) copies of any testimony and exhibits by which it expects to establish its case and shall serve copies of the testimony and exhibits on counsel to the Company at the address set forth above and all other respondents. In the alternative, the testimony and exhibits may be filed electronically as provided by 5 VAC 5-20-140 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. Respondents shall also comply with the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, including: 5 VAC 5-20-140, Filing and service; 5 VAC 5-20-150. Copies and format,, and 5 VAC 5-20-240, Prepared testimony and exhibits On or before March 3, 2010, any interested person may file with Joel H. Peck. Clef!,~ ~t,~ Corp~ra!i,:~n Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O, Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 232_ 18-~ 1 |6, written commenla on the application. On or before March 3, 20t0, any interested person desiring to submit comments electronically may do so by following the instructions on the Commission's website: htto:llwww.scc.vireinia.9ovlcas~, All such comments shall refer to Case No. PUE-2009-00030 APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY