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Page c, CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA. Thursday, September 16, 2010 NEW EXHIBrI&apos;s AT DANT-E MUSEUM...Severai new exhibits are on display at the Dante Coal and Railroad Museum. Two fanlight windows which were originally in the front of the building where the Museum is located were removed during the renovation which transformed the building from its earlier uses over the years as a bank, beer garden and Clinehfieid office to its present existenee as a Museum Virgil Smith, Dante, refinished the fanlights, and Loretta Salyers mounted historic pbotos of the area on the red felt she put behind the windows. One is dedielted to coal, and the other to the railroad .... Z) "' ANOTHF;R EXUlBIT.,.A mining ear fr0--m-the #53 mine, and tracks on Which to display it were donated to the Dante Museum by Alpha Resources through the assistance of WMt Crickmer. The car is displayed to the right of the Museum building. S111 a 11 ruminant River Project In recent years great interest in goat and sheep production has occurred in Southwest Vir- ginia. In response to this inte- rest, the Powelt River Project will host a small ruminant (goats and sheep) w,:,kshop at 6 p.m. on September 30. Ibe workshop will include presentations by Dr. Qzzie/baye, Associate Profes- sor of (hop & oi! Environ- mental Scieuce at Virginia Tech; D:. Ar,,e Zajac, Asso- ciate Prof:ssor in the College of Veterirm,:y N'le,lici,e at Virginia Tech, ,d cott lessee. Russell Cot'.-,!3' .,'dqP Ex,r,Mon Agent. O0.,e, !ixv-:shm Ageats from Southwest Virginia will be on hand to address other qvesfions and topics. Dr. Ozzie Abaye will discuss her resea, ch "tin co-grazing sheep aod goals on reclaimed mine lands. Fbe research goals are to macdmize Jr,age utiliza- tion md incea,;e comrol of woody invasive species in t he workshop to be at Powell pasture setting. Dr. Abaye will also address forage management for grazing of small ruminants. A field tour of the research will take place follow ihng the pre- sentation. Dr. Anne Zajac will discuss parasite management options and controls. Parasitic control is a major concern for small rumi- nant producers with limited op- tions for wormers. One chief concern is the proper dosage of wormer for sheep versus goats. Also, management options that can lower parasite burden will be a subject of conversation dur- ing the workshop. Scott Jessee will discuss pas- ture weeds and their controls. This presentation will focus on problem weeds that even sheep and goats won't eat. Back- ground on each weed's life cy- cle and options for manage- ment will be discussed through- out the presentation. The workshop is free and MARKET CORNER NEWS Clinch River Farmer's Market in downt,,v: St. Paul: Saturdays 8 am,1 pm Now i lhe time to come by the market to b,ay or order potatoes by the bushel to ejoy all winter. . Also, enjoy flee cofte and a great selection of tomatoes, c,tcumbers, beans, potatoes, range flee eggs, lamb (wi.l samples), honey, lavender products, note ca,d::, baked goods, jewelry and much more. ':.o} Entertainment: 23r " ,, ' w. Mabry Family 11:00 ,G.,[OVtN. Blood Pressure Checks 10:00-11:00 "Reziter to win $20 in Market Bucks Kids Corner : .... Most Unusual Bug Contest" Tbc ( 'liu,.:l I{ i, cr I<a!'m,r's Market is Certified to take senior tit ic,, ,,,.,i,,, with :,everal vendors accepting them. 1.,  i. .,,t t,, i, i j paper, plastic and aluminum for e:., t it, l,iq, povt ?ur local farmers and crafters at !he Hmner's Markets. open to the public. Registration is required as a meal will be provided to each participant. Accessing the Powell River Pro- ject requires that you travel through private property. Access is authorized only to registered participants in the small rural-  nant workshop. While driving on private roads, be alert for company ve- hicles and yield fight-of-way to those vehicles. Directions to the Powell River Project will be sent to each registered partici- pant. To register, contact your local Extension Office or Amy Gall Fannon at the Wise County Extension Office at 276-328- 6194 or by email at afannon@ If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations for this event, please identify your needs to Amy Fannon (328-6194) at least seven days prior to the event. Miss Harvest Queen is 9/25 The 2010 Miss Harvest Queen Pageant will be held at St. Paul High School on Saturday, September 25, at 6 p.m. The entry fee is $25 and Miss Photogenic is an additional $10. People's Choice competition is free. , For more information, call Robin Lawson at 276-219-9871 or call the SPHS office at 762- 5221. Proceeds from the event will go to the St. Paul High School ,_boys' basketball team___:. CVTimes Deadlines: F_itorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press releases, calendar items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday Virginia 529 celebrates college month with a busy September September is recognized as College Savings Month nation- ally by the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN). Joining CSPN are more than 40 state 529 plans, including Virginia, participating in activities to re- cognize the importance of sav- ing for college. .Just as families across Virginia are busy in September heading back to school, Virginia 529 plans a busy September with promotions and events through- out the month kicking off its "Start Your Savings" campaign. T.I campaign is designed to rinse awareness of and partici- pation in tax-advantaged college savings with Virginia 529 pro- grams. Just a few of the opportunities to get acquainted with Virginia 529 and jump-start college savings include: A month-long online promotion at, waiving the $25 application fee for everyone who opens a Virginia Education Savings Trust (VEST) account online using the promotional code "EDUCATION." September 10 t the second Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Nationwide Series race runs at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). During race weekend, the Virginia 529 team will be at the Virginia 529 tent in the RIR midway with games, prizes and information on the many affordable options Vir- ginia 529 offers. Race fans also may register to win a VEST account with an initial balance of $529. This spon- sorship allows Virginia 529 to reach a large number of families from across Virginia and around the country, providing an opportunity to discuss the flexible features of Virginia's 529 programs and highlight the fact that, although there may be tax and other reasons for non- Virginia residents to invest in that state's 529 program, most Virginia 529 programs have no residency or age restrictions on participation. The State Fair of Vir- ginia wraps up the College Savings Month celebration for the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan. For the third straight year, the Virginia 529 team wilt staff an infor- mational and prize booth from September 23-October 3 at The Meadow. September 29 is "529 Day" at the State Fair, with extra surprises and ways to get started saving for higher education goals College Savings Month is a time for families and individuals across Virginia and nationwide to consider the value of saving for higher education and to focus on the many types of higher education applications of a 529 account. With in-state tuition at Virginia's public colleges and universities up an average of 10.6% for the current academic year and a similar forecast for the next year, Virginia 529 CEO Mary Morris states "this is a good time for families not to get Ladies' Day Out breast cancer awareness event set for Oct. 5 The "Ladies' Day Out" breast cancer awareness event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Edu- cation Center in Abingdon from 2-7 p.m. This event is hosted by the Washington County, Va., chapter of the American Cancer Society, Johnston Memorial Hospital, Mount Rogers Health District and Southwest Virginia Com- munity Health Systems. Women from the region are invited to take part in the day's activities, which will include educational presentations on breast health by local physicians. A variety of vendors will also be on hand offering free massages, pampering, product demonstra- tions and much more. Refresh- ments will be served. Goody bags will be distributed and door prize drawings will also take place. Many free health screenings will be offered such as blood pressure, blood glucose, bone density, body mass index and peripheral arterial checks. For more information, please call the American Cancer Soc- iety at 276-739-7780. Subscribe savings discouraged but to begin plan- ning - to think about ways to make higher education afford- able, by investing in a Virginia 529 program, by researching guaranteed admissions between Virginia's community colleges and four-year universities and by learning about college access providers working at many public high schools around the state." Virginia 529 College Savings Plan s an Internal Revenue Code Section 529 plan that offers affordable, tax-advantaged savings for qualified higher education expenses through its four programs - Virginia Prepaid Education Program (VPEP), Virginia Education Savings Trust (VEST), College America and CollegeWealth. With over two million accounts and almost $28 billion under management as of June 30, 2010, Virginia 529 is the largest 529 plan in the country. Fo more information on Virginia's college savings options visit The College Savings Plans Network (CSPN) is a leading voice for Section 52 c 2ollege Savings plans, one of .e most popular, convenient and tax- advantaged ways to save for college. CSPN is a not-for-profit association affiliated with the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) that brings together state administrators of 529 savings and prepaid plans as well as their private sector partners. For more information, visit Senior Expo in Johns0n City 9/23 The 2010 Senior Expo is coming to The Mall in Johnson City on Thursday, September 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The expo will feature free screenings, giveaways and door prizes. Dozens of vendors will be on hand to provide educa- tion, and free entertainment will be available all day. Several in- store demonstrations will be held. The event is sponsored by the Pinnacle Club of Mountain States Health Alliance and the Johnson City Senior Center. I today to the Clinch Valley Times [' 762-7671 1 V