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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, October 6, 2016 Page 5 Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway features Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Combo The Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Combo presented its first Second Tuesday Lunchtime Jazz event of the 2016-2017 season at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Diners and visitors to Heartwood enjoyed a tasty lunch and a free jazz concert. This concert is the return of Joseph Trivette and the SWCC Jazz Combo to Heartwood after taking a break in July and August. There is some new talent in the group and some new tunes on the docket. The program featured several different styles of jazz music. Listeners enjoyed continental jazz, Dixieland, fusion and cool jazz num- bers. The audience was moved by the ballads and felt like moving with Latin rhythms. The Second Tuesday Lunchtime Jazz at Heartwood will continue throughout the aca- demic year. This program offers music students at Southwest Virginia Community College an opportunity to perform and visitors to Heartwood a free jazz concert. There are many regular visitors who come every month to enjoy the concerts and the exquis- ite local fare at the restaurant. Upcoming dates for this season of Lunchtime Jazz are Tuesdays, October 11, November 8, and December 13 which will feature holiday tunes. Heartwood is located at One Heartwood Circle, Abingdon, VA, just off Exit 14 on 1-81 in Abingdon, Virginia. For reservations, please call (276)492-2400. For more information on the SWCC Music Program or for booking, please call Joseph Trivette at (276) 964-7381. Russell County Extension News The Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division presents this week's Extension News. Extension Calendar of Events: October 13 Russell County Cattlemen's Association Meeting Russell Co. Conference Center - 6:30 pm October 29 Last day to wean for December VQA Sale October 31 Last day to vaccinate for November VQA Sale November 7 VQA Feeder Calf Sale Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction at 6 pm November 14 VQA Steers Delivery Tri-State Market - Abingdon, VA November 16 VQA Heifer Delivery Tri-State Market- Abingdon, 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 Acorns and Buckeyes! We often wonder why a cow or calf would eat a buckeye or an acorn. They must just look too tempting to pass up. Listed below are some facts about both acorns and buckeyes. BUCKEYES Buckeyes are highly poisonous to all grazing animals, and they are found all over the eastern U.S. and California. Buckeyes belong to the genus Aesculus and are made up of 7 to 10 native species and several natural hybrids. The North American species are known as Buckeyes and the Eurasian species as Horse- chestnuts. The name buckeye derives from the resemblance of the seed to the brown eye of a buck deer. TOXINS: The nuts contain high concentrations of a saponin-class toxin called Aesculin. Aesculin is toxic to many animals including humans because it causes hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells). SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT: Symptoms of poisoned cattle include depres- sion, muscle tremors, incoordination, and "goose stepping" movements. Most affected animals fall over on their side and "thrash around." If caught early, animals can be saved. Veterinarians may use a sedative and administer activated charcoal and/or magnesium sulfate. Mineral oil may also be used to help promote passage. In the most severe cases, buckeyes may need to be removed surgically from the rumen. SOLUTION: The wood of buckeye tree has little economic value (unless you lose several cattle to buckeyes). The most effective way to prevent livestock poi- soning is to correctly identify the trees and remove them. The easiest way to remove the tree is to cut a ring around it with an ax or hatchet. This ring must go completely through the bark and break the cambium layer (the layer of the tree where growth occurs - just under the bark). **Be sure to check the fence rows around your property. There may not be any buckeye trees on your property, but trees on neighboring property can have limbs that stretch over the fence!** ACORNS Acorns may be good roughage for squirrels and deer, but they are not a high quality cattle feed! Acorns contain gallotannins. After breakdown in the rumen, gallic and tannic acid are formed. These substances and their metabolites are what are responsible for kidney and intestinal damage (and even death). Early symptoms of acorn poisoning include constipation and reduced appetite. Continued exposure is identified by severe depression and black, watery diarrhea (that may contain blood). Nasal discharge may also conta'm blood. These symp- toms mimic Type II BVD. Unlike BVD, acorn poisoned animals do not have a fever. If calves are lost, diagnosis of acorn toxicity can be verified by necrop- sy/autopsy. To prevent acorn poisoning, cattle should be removed from wooded areas that contain oak trees. After a few hard freezes occur, acorns appear to be a less desir- able "treat." If acorn poisoning symptoms are noticed quickly and consumption is restricted, animals will usually get better in 60 days. Livestock suffering from renal dysfunction seldom recover. There is no specific antidote for this poisoning, Fluid therapy (electrolytes) will help keep the kidneys functioning. If other symp- toms are noticed, consult your local veterinarian. Russell County Cattlemen's Association The next meeting of the Russell County Cattlemen's Association will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 pm at the Russell County Conference Center in Lebanon. The meeting will focus on fall weed control. Dr. Michael Flessner, Extension Weed Scientist, will be our featured presenter and he will discuss herbicides, timings, and tactics for success weed management. Dr. Flessner joined Virginia Tech's Department of Weed Science in 2014 and is doing an "outstanding job." Don't miss this opportunity to learn about weed con- trol! There will also be sales representatives available from various herbicide companies. At this meeting we will also feature a "virtual - video" farm tour of a local Russell County farm. This segment will focus on stocker cattle and highlight the general management, health, and marketing options used. Dinner will be served. If you would like to attend, please contact the Extension Office so we can prepare the food. (276.889.8056) 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 Support Blue Devil Athletes Castlewood High Booster club meetings will be held the first Monday of each month. The meeting is held in room 107 at 6PM. Family and community are encouraged to come show support of the students at Castlewood High. Blue Devil Athletic Schedule Information Visit www.cumberland- for current information on sports schedules and more[ Season Athletic Passes Season athletic passes now available in the school office. Passes are good for all regular season athletic events. Family passes $200 for the school year, single pass $100, and a student pass is $40 for the 2016- 2017 school year. Before School, After School, and Opportunity School The Castlewood High School Before School/After School/Opportunity School began on September 12. All CHS students are encouraged to participate as their sched- ules allow. Morning Remediation will be held from 7:30-8:30 Monday- Friday where certified teachers will be available to offer homework and work with students to remediate. After School students will meet in the high school cafeteria for a snack and to select sessions they are interested in attending. September Sessions.will include Wheel Thrown and Hand Built Pottery, Fitness Fun, Minecraft Technology, Cooking, NASA Astronomy/Globe Sessions, Old School Gaming, So That's What My Math Skills are For!, Capture the Flag, and Not So Dead Poets Society. Bus transportation is provided and all activities are free of charge. Opportunity School is also available for students Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5:30 PM to complete missed work, use the'computer lab, and receive academic assistance by a highly qual- ified staff. Students should make arrangements with their classroom teachers to coordinate directions and materials needed when they plan to stay for Opportunity School. Applications are available in the office, or see a class- room teacher. Visit the Library Stop by the CHS library and check out a great book today like Three Good Things by Wendy Francis. Ellen McClarety, a recent divorc6e, has opened a new bake shop in her small Midwestern town, hoping to turn her life around by dedicating herself to the traditional Danish pastry called kringle. She is no longer saddled by her ne'er-do-well husband, but the past still haunts her-- sometimes by showing up on her doorstep. Her younger sister, Lanie, is a successful divorce attorney with a baby at home. But Lanie is beginning to feel that her perfect life is not as perfect as it seems. Both women long for the guid- ance of their mother, who died years ago but left them with lasting memo- ries of her love and a won- derful piece of advice: "At the end of every day, you can always think of three good things that hap- pened." Ellen and Lanie are as close as two sisters can be, until one begins keeping a secret that could forever change both their lives. Wearing her big Midwestern heart proudly on her sleeve, Wendy Francis skillfully illumi- nates the emotional lives of two women with humor and compassion, weaving a story destined to be shared with a friend, a mother, or a sister. Breakfast Menu: Monday-Sausage, Steak or Chicken Biscuits, Cereal, Fruit, Milk Tuesday-Sausage, Steak or Chicken Biscuits, Cereal, Juice, Milk Wednesday-Biscuit and Gravy, Cereal, Juice, Milk Thursday-Breakfast Bar, Cereal, Juice, Milk Friday-Sausage, Steak, Chicken Biscuits, Cereal, Juice, Milk October Calendar of Events Wednesday, October 5- Breakfast for Lunch, Fruit, Milk Wednesday, October 5- Debate Club with Mr. Bryant during after school 3:30-5:30 Thursday, October 6- Pizza, Salad, Corn, Fruit, Milk Friday, October 7- Hamburger or cheeseburg- er, Fries, Fruit, Milk Monday, October 10- Chicken Nuggets, Roll, Whipped Potatoes, Carrots, Fruit, Milk Tuesday, October l 1- Chicken Quesadilla, Salad, Corn, Cookie, Fruit, Milk Wednesday, October 12-Spaghetti or Ravioli, breadstick, tossed salad, green beans, cookie, Fruit, Milk Wednesday, October 12-Debate Club with Mr. Bryant during after school 3:30-5:30 Thursday, October 13- Pizza, Salad, Corn, Fruit, Milk Friday, October 14- Chicken Sandwich, Fries, Fruit, Milk Monday, October 17- Pork Rib, Cole Slaw, Broccoli, Fruit, Milk Tuesday, October 18- Chicken Nuggets, Roll, Whipped Potatoes, Sweet peas, Fruit, Milk Tuesday, October 18- Story teller Anndrena Belcher will perform 3:30- 5:30. Afterschool students, family, and community invited. No admission fee Wednesday, October 19-Taco's, Refried Beans, Corn and Rice, Fruit, Milk Wednesday, October 19-Debate Club with Mr. Bryant during after school 3:30-5:30 Thursday, October 20- Pizza, 'Salad, Corn, Fruit, Milk Friday, October 21- Chicken Sandwich, Fries, Fruit, Milk Saturday, October 22- Afterschool participants and parents are invited to go to the lamplight theatre in Kingsport for a perfor- mance by Castlewood High School graduate Noah Young in the play CamEvil of Death. Contact Castlewood High for more details Monday, October 24- Corn Dogs, Green Beans, Fresh Veggies, Fruit, Milk Monday, October 24- Fitness, Minecraft, and opportunity school only during afterschool. No bus transportation provided home. Students must pro- vide own transportation. Tuesday, October 25- Hot Dog, Cole Slaw, Tater Tots, Baked Beans, Cookie, Fruit, Milk Wednesday, October 26-Debate Club with Mr. Bryant during after school 3:30-5:30 Wednesday, October 26-Ravioli, Breadstick, Tossed Salad, Broccoli and cheese, Cookie, Fruit, Milk Wednesday, October 26-Chess Club during after school 3:30-5:30 Thursday, October 27- Pizza, Salad, Corn, Fruit, Milk Friday, October 28- Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Fries, Fruit, Milk Monday, October 31- Taco's, Refried beans, Corn, Rice, Fruit, Milk Monday, October 31 -No after school Use the classifieds... they work! 276-762-7671 TOWN OF ST'. PAUL MONDAY OCTOBER 31 5:00 PM TG 7:00 PM A NUE PRIZES AND BEST DECO D TRUNK "KIDS" OF ALL AGES WELCOME KIDS 12 AND U ER MAY TRICK TREAT