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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, October 20, 2016 Page $ 0 Russell County Extension News J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library Story Hour Perfect Attendance September 2016 McKinley Breeding, Elise Salyer and Rylie Salyer. They are pictured with Children's Programmer Belinda Levy. J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library Story Hour Top Reader September 2016 Rylie Salyer and Eiise Salyer had 280 books read to them in the month of September. A widely used chemotherapy drug, TAXOT 3 , used toI treat breut or other cancer, has been linked to permmaent I hair lose. A safer chemo for your hair was available. If you I suffered permanent hair loss after chemo, call us now. You I may be entitled to significant compensation. No fees orI costs until your cue is settled or won. We practice law only InI Arizona, but associate with hwyen throughout the U.8. [ GOLDBERG & OSBORNE 1-80G.THE-EAGLE ( The Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division presents this week's Extension News. Extension Calendar of Events: October 28 Hokie Harvest Sale Virginia Tech - Animal Judging Pavilion - Blacksburg 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 Virginia Tech's HOKIE HARVEST Sale The 22nd Annual Hokie Harvest Sale will be held on Friday, October 28th at 6:30 pm at the Animal Science Judging Pavilion on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. This year's sale will include 64 head of beef cattle (both registered purebreds and commercials) sold as: purebred spring pair splits purebred fall pairs spring-bred commercial cows & heifers breeding age bulls Purchasers of purebred Hereford, Simmental, and Angus cattle will be able to select AI-sired animals from a cross-section of Virginia Tech's Beef Herd. Some of the very best animals with "curve bending" genetics will be offered from the university herd. Animals will be available for inspection at your convenience 10 days prior to the sale. Catalogs are available on-line at or at the Extension Office. Getting ready for cooler weather! The days are warm but the mornings are cool. Soon cold weather will make its return to Southwest Virginia. Listed below are some "things to remember" as cold weather approaches. Check well / pump house - Be sure that adequate insulation is present to prevent pipes from freezing. Installing a warming bulb (light bulb)can help pre- vent frozen pipes. Mouse proof your house! -- Prevent mouse "move-in" by sealing cracks and crevices. It only takes a tiny opening for mouse entry. Some mouse bait in the attic or basement is well used effort. Be sure to follow directions on product label to minimize mishaps! Water hose - Disconnect and drain water hose to minimize repairs next spring. Remove the leaves from your guttering! This will help to reduce costly repairs from the added weight. Replace the batteries in your smoke alarm. Install a new furnace filter. To make sure that your heating unit is running as efficiently as possible, install a new filter. With the possibility of extreme snow, gather up some extra firewood! It is never a bad idea to have some extra firewood. Winter snows can decimate power lines. The power crews are very efficient in restoring service, but large win- ter storms can slow their progress. Remove old vegetation from the garden. Many plant diseases overwinter on vegetation left in the garden. Dispose of all plant material to prevent plant dis- ease in 2017! Cover crop - Consider planting a winter cover crop on your garden. Small grains (rye, wheat, barley) are excellent for providing soil cover during the winter. Plowed under in the spring, they 'add valuable organic matter and nutrients for the next crop. Check tires on mower - Be sure tires have adequate air pressure before winter storage. This will decrease the likelihood of "flats" in the spring. Inspect antifreeze levels in vehicles - Check the antifreeze level and qual- ity in your vehicle to prevent freezing damage. Many auto repair centers will pro- vide this service if you request it. You can also purchase testing equipment at the local automotive store. Winterize your spray equipment - Drain the remaining water from spray tanks, hoses, and reservoirs. Use some oil to prevent the seizing of roller pumps. Store insecticides and herbicides to prevent freezing - The efficacy of many insecticides and herbicides is decreased when the product is allowed to freeze. Store pesticides in designated areas away from stored food and water sources. Inspect watering troughs while the weather is warm! Watering troughs never seem to "break" during warm weather. Take a few minutes to inspect water- ing trough'floats, chains, and hardware before the water is "freezing." Dog-house renovations - Check your pets' house to be sure that adequate bedding is available. A dog house with warm bedding is a good place to rest until warm weather returns! 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 On Friday, October 7, 2016, Barry Abromovage, Disaster Action Team member with thee American Red Cross Mountain Empire Chapter, presented "The Good Neighbor Award" to "The Christian Center", 264 East Main Street, Lebanon, Virginia for having made significant humanitarian contributions in support and assisting vic- tims of structure fires in Russell County. The Christian Center has partnered with the American Red Cross, Russell County Emergency Management, and the Russell County Salvation Army to support the recovery effects of families in Russell County that have lost their home and all their possessions from a structure fire. This calendar year, Russell County has had 22 structure fires, with 19 families not having homeowners' or renter's insurance to financially help with the recovery efforts, consequently these families Often become homeless. Volunteers perform 91% of all the services and programs provided by the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross explains the value of an hour donated by a volunteer is $23.46. Pictured (left to right) Jess Powers, Emergency Management Coordinator; Alice Brown, The Christian Center Director; and Barry Abromovage, American Red Cross. Southwest Virginia Angus Association sale The Southwest Virginia onto Kenton Run and fol-time of year your personal Angus Association is low farm lane to the sale preference is for calving, pleased to announce thatsite. This year's edition more fall calving females we are sponsoring the 44th will offer to the buyingthan we have ever sold. All Annual Great Southwest public over 80 head of cat- interested cattleman are "More For Your Money" tle. There will be 50 lots invited to attend. For your Angus Sale. This is one of consisting of cow/calf free reference catalog con- the longest continuous con- pairs, bred heifers, open tact the Sale Coordinator signment sales on the east heifers and bull calves George T. Johnstone Jr. at coast. This year's sale will offered for sale. Twelve276-620-4901 or the be held on Saturday, consignors from all overAuctioneer Smith Reasor October 29 at 12 noon atSouthwest Virginia and at 276-620-3123. Also you the Southwest Bull Test East Tennessee will be par- can look at the catalog and Station Sale Barn in ticipating in this year's access more information at Wytheville, which is locat- event. Something for the association's web site ed off of 1-81, Exit 77 turn everyone no matter what TOWN OF ST. PAUL TREAT MONDAY OCTOBER 31 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM FOURTH AVENUE PRIL ES FOR AI qD BEST DECOI TED TRUNK "KIDS" OF ALL AGES WELCOME t