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? I I CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St.oPaul, VA, Thurflay, No, tuber 5. 2009 Babies at Page8 Russell County Umt's Extension news JMHo pi ' " Provided by the Russell Avoid leaving extra food in consisting of some type of S tal ', ! County Extension Office dishes, filtration and disinfection. Recent births at Johnston ] nection Your Russell County Unit of Promptly clean up Mineral water emerges Memorial Hospital in Abingdon the Virginia Tech and Virginia spills and crumbs, from a protected underground State Extension Division--- Elevate compost, piles water source that naturally to area parents include: Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, or enclose them with 'A wire contains 250 mg/L of total a son, William Roger Garrett, by Karen Gent Donna Meade and Bill Worrell mesh. dissolved solids. Minerals may on September 10, to Chris and presents this week's Extension Remove nesting sites: not be added to this product. Phyllis Garrett, Lebanon; News. Our office is located on keep stored items off the floor, Purified water has a son, David Liam Scyphers, When Kenneth McGlothlin 2009, he had already passed the 131 East Main Street, Lebanon, store firewood away from the undergone various treatment on September 15, to Bryan and of Cleveland, Virginia was a reading, science, and social VA. Check out our Virginia Tech house, and keep vegetation processes that meet the defin- Amy Scyphers, Abingdon; junior in high school, his father studies GED subject tests. He Public Website Address: closely trimmed around theilion of purified water in the a daughter, Annabelle Marie became disabled and could no would continue preparation for . house. U.S. Pharmacopoeia. Purified Stevens, on September 16, to longer work to support his the math and writing tests while Extension Calendar of Events: Listed below are some other water may also be labeled as Jeffery and Monica Stevens,family. Kenneth, the eldest of participating in PlugGED In. November 9: Abingdon Fe- tips for keeping mice out: distilled water if it is produced Castlewood; five children, felt compelled to Kenneth recalls that The 7 eder Cattle Association, Calf Close the door! Mice by distillation, deionized water if a son, Hunter Walker help his family through aHabits of Highly Effective Sale; commonly enter houses through the water undergoes deioniza- Johnson, on September 17, todifficult time and quit high People by Stephen Covey, a November 10: Make and open doors. Install door sweeps tion, or reverse osmosis if that Dallas andKatrina Johnson,school to go to work. book included in the PlugGED Take - Holiday Gifts from the and weather-stripping. Check process is used. Lebanon; Kenneth worked at a sawIn curriculum, was very in- Kitchen Workshop 6:00 pm at garage doors, too. Sparkling water con- a daughter, Brooklyn Leigh mill for two years. When his sightful. He recalls, "It led me the Extension Office Repair holes in walls tains the same amount of carbon Sherfey, on September 18, to father began receiving disability to look back at my past and see November 16: Virginia and screens. Wearing gloves, dioxide that it had at emergence Travis and Tonya Sherfey,compensation, Kenneth thought my mistakes" He values the Quality Assured (VQA) Calfpoke steel wool, wire mesh, or from the source. The carbon Abingdon; about going back to high school professional soft skills that he Sale 6:00 pm on the Virginia flexible aluminum "gutter-dioxide may be removed and a daughter, Olivia Ryan but felt that he was too old to learned through the study of Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction;guard" into the holes with a replenished after treatment. Hayden, on September 21, to return. Kenneth then began this book. November 20: Russell screwdriver. Caulk or aerosol Sparkling water does not include Joseph and Monica Hayden, working with local construction While participating in County Calf Bowl Shipment to foam can be applied over steel soda water, seltzer water or tonic Abingdon; contractors and .remained em- PlugGED In, Kenneth was able Western Iowa; wool to strengthen the barrier, water, which are regulated a daughter, Jalyn Belle ployed in that field until the to earn his GED certificate, a November 23: VQA Take-UP Secure sinks, stoves, separately because they contain Carter, on September 23, to downturn of the economy in gold-level Career Readiness at Abingdon Livestock Market. dishwashers. Seal openings un- sugar and calories. Bradley and Michele Carter, 2008. Certificate, a Digital Literacy If you need informationderneath and behind appliances Spring water flows Bristol; Kenneth says that when his Certificate, and IC3 certi- about any of the listed events, with latex caulk, naturally to the ground surface a son, Lucas Cole Cox, on work virtually stopped due to fication. In addition to earning please call the Extension Office Plug larger gaps around through a bored hole tapping an September 27, to Trevor and the economic recession, he felt these certifications, ,'enneth at (276) 889-8056. pipes with sheet metal plates underground formation thatEmily Cox, Bristol; he had no where else to turn but earned 24 college crer from Scott Jessee -Agriculture galvanized metal ' pipe-chase' feeds a spring. Spring water may a son, Miles Sydney Davis,to earning his GED certi- Southwest Virginia Co,--nunity "Mouse-prooP' your house! covers, paper-backed glue boar- undergo some treatment, but it on September 28, to Travis and ficate. Around that time,College (SWCC) and com- The cool mornings remind us ds, cement, plaster of paris, or must maintain the same Cindy Davis, Lebanon; Jeanette Puckett, a recruiter for pleted Microsoft Desktop that winter will be here before you know it! Falling leaves and cool weather seem to remind mice that it would be com- fortable to over-winter indoors! Since mice can sneak through a space only one -half inch tall, controlling them is sometimes difficult. When thinking about con- trolling mice, we have to rem- ember that they are tre- mendously athletic. Mice can climb walls, swim, cross wires like a tightrope walker, and jump about a foot high. Because mice have poor eyesight, they Often travel close to walls. They memorize their paths and this helps them travel at high rates of speed in the dark. Consider all of these habits as you look for their mortar. Check vents of sewer pipes, kitchen hoods, furnace ducts, clothes dryers, attic fans, and roofs. For other mouse control recommendations, call your local Extension Office. Donna Meade - Family and Consumer Science The Facts on Bottled Water In 2008, total bottled water consumption was 8.6 billion gallons or a 28.9% market share of all packaged beverages. After years of significant growth, bottled water sales have experi- enced a slight downturn in the last two years, attributed to the economic downturn and public- ity about the environmental impact of so many disposable paths, bottles. Bottled water remains as Everyone knows the signs of popular as an alternative to soft a "mouse in the house." The best drinks, and is also used by way to make your home an individuals who are concerned unattractive mouse habitat is to eliminate sources of food and shelter. Below are some tips to help discourage mice: Store food, bird seed, pet food, garbage, compost and recyclables in secure metal, glass, ceramic, or heavy-duty plastic containers with tight- fitting lids. (Mice have strong teeth and can gnaw through wood, aluminum siding, sheet- rock, lead or copper pipes, and plastic garbage cans). Keep birdfeeding areas clean of spilled seed. Clean garbage cans, dumpsters, and chutes regularly. Feed pets at scheduled times. Give pets only the amount of food they will consume. about the safety or taste of their tap water. Many types of bottled water are available, and all have to meet applicable state and federal standards and be sealed in a sanitary container. The fol- lowing labels are defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Admi- nistration: Artesian water comes from a ground' vater aquifer that is under press . As a result, the water rises above the natural ground water level, and in some case can reach the ground surface. Drinking water is obtained from an approved sour- ce, meets all applicable federal and state standards, and has undergone minimal treatment a son, Mason Reid Hutton, on properties as the natural spring September 30, to Brandon and water. Well water is from a Jennifer Hutton, Meadowview; hole bored or drilled in the a daughter, Anna Elizabeth ground which taps underground Keller, on October 3, to Edward water. The question on everyone's mind is whether bottled water is safe, and safer than tap water. Bottled water is regulated in the same way as public water supplies. If your private water supply is tested and meets the drinking water standards for public supplies, then your water should be just as safe to drink. If your water tests indicate that there is a problem, bottled water is a safe alternative until the problem is eliminated. The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) offers voluntary certification of water bottling facilities which include additional verification of the source, treatment and processing procedures. If you are interested in learning more about your drinking water you may want to visit the Virginia Household Water Quality Program at their website, http:/// /index.php. The objective of the Virginia Household Water Quality Program (VAHWQP) is to improve the water quality of Virginians using private water supplies. Russell County Extension office plans to hold a "drinking water clinic" at the soonest available time which is the spring of 2011. See also tled water/bw rogr _am.asp?pro gram=BottledWat for more information. Russell County Amateur Radio Club, Inc. to commemorate 10th anniversary by Jamie Combs come and join us for our 10th President Curt Justice says, "We The Russell County Amateur anniversary and see what ham couldn't have come as far as we Radio Club, Inc. (RCARC, Inc. radio is all about. It will be a lot have without the assistance of a of fun)It'' S will commemorate its 10"' ... ays Scott Boyd, Vice- lot of people which are too anniversary with an on-air event President oftheclub, numerous to mention and we Saturday, November 7 in the cast The club has come a long look forward to many more community room beside, the way in its 10 year history. It years to come helping the town hall in Lebanon. The event started out with very little citizens of Russell County". The will begin at noon and end at 6 equipment and few members to a club provides backup emergency pro. The public is invited to well equipped organization with communications during natural attend. Members of the club and a growing membership. The club or man-made disasters, searches guests will be on the amateur has had a lot--~elp from local and more. For more information radio bands contacting stations contact the club at from all over the U.S. and the government, businesses and on the club and amateur radio world. A special callsign, W4R, individuals to get where it is wr4rcf~, and visit their will be used during the event, today. The RCARC, Inc. website at Special callsigns are temporarily members would like to express . issued by the FCC and used their sincere gratitude to all of RCARC, Inc.-A community during events such as this. "We those that have made it so oriented organization and successful in its first 10 years in Russell County's backup really hope that the public will existence. RCARC, Inc. . --. . emergency communications group [ insurance fraud, report it to the : [ Virginia State Pollco i Insurance Fraud Division: I 1-877-621=RAUD I ] The AKC~ remir~ds parents to teach their children how to behave around dogs. Children who learn to treat a dog witl~ care and respect will be safer and more confident around their ca~ine pals. For more. informatiotl about safety around dogs, visit: www,akf; .org. PlugGED In, had talked to Kenneth's wife about the new GED-technology program. Af- ter being informed about the program, Kenneth, who already The 2009 Clinch River Farmers' Market has closed for the season. Plans are already underway for the 2010 season. The Market Managers would like to thank all the vendors, all the customers and all the entertainers who took part in the market to make it a huge success Without all of you it would have been impossible to have had a successful market. We would like to extend a special thank you to Bob and Suzy Harrison for all their help. The market served the community as a drop off for recyclable materials and we are very pleased with the amount of materials we were able to keep out of the landfills. .... Paper 2,952 lbs Plastic 183 lbs Aluminum 39 lbs Thanks to everyone who dropped off their recyclables at the market. Congratulauons to Betty McReynolds, the winner of the basket of fresh produce given away on Saturday, October 31st. and Julia Keller, Bristol; had a keen interest in comnuter a son, William David Moses technology, decided to take Whited, on October 3, to Thomas advantage of this opportunity. and Truly Whited, Lebanon; After applying for admis- a son, Caleb William Scott Hicks, on October 5, to Kevin and Jessica Hicks, Lebanon; a son, Jeffrey Chase Musick, on October 6, to Jeffrey and sion to the PlugGED In pro- gram, Kenneth immediately enrolled in a GED class at the Russell County Career and Technology Center in Dec- Tiffany Musick, Abingdon; ember 2008. There he was able a daughter, AbbigayleBrooke to expedite the process of Boiling, on October 10, to Andy earning his GED certificate by and Christy Boiling, Wise;beginning GED testing before a daughter, Madison the PlugGED In program Elizabeth Grace Mullins, onstarted. When he did begin the October 10, to Billy and Dina PlugGED In classes in February Mullins, Clintwood; ........ a son, Hunter Michael Wells, on October 17, to Steven and Jennifer Wells, Rural Retreat. Drinking Water. Know What's In It For You. Call your water supplier or the Safe Drinking Water Hottine at 1-800-426-4791 ~ visit www epa .gov/safewater/t We hope everyone has a great winter and we look torward to seeing you at the market next spring, for Support Technician training. As top GED scorer in Russell County for the 2008- 2009 academic year, Kenneth was awarded a scholarship from SWCC, and as a graduate of the PlugGED In program, Kenneth received a Virginia GED Bridge Scholarship. Kenneth states that PlugGED In prepared him for college by bringing him up to date in his math and technology skills. Kenneth is currently con- tinuing his education in indust- rial maintenance at SWCC. If you didn't complete high school, contact Southwest Re- gional Adult Education at 889- 5424, or call toll-free at 1-866- 581-9935. You could be the next GED success story! First Time Home :Buyer class Pre-purchase education is recognized by lenders as one of the best ways to prevent fore- closure. New River Community Ac- tion's First Time Home Buyer's Class is a great local resource. The free six-hour class covers topics such as personal finances, credit reports, the roles of the lender and real estate agent, home inspection, what to expect at closing, and basic home maintenance. Local mortgage bankers, home inspectors, and realtors bring their expertise to the class and will offer additional resources to class participants. The next class will be on Ii i I ' I |1 ..... Motorists: Saturday, November 7 from 9 am to 3 pm at 644 West Main Street in Radford. For more information or to register for the class, please call (540) 633-5133 ext. 440. New River Community Action, Inc. (NRCA) has been a well known proponent of self sufficiency in the New River Valley of Virginia since 1965. NRCA's mission is to promote, through cooperative partner- ships, the self-reliance of indiv- iduals, families and communi- ties. The agency is a private, non-profit charitable corporation according to IRS code 501 (C)(3). All contributions are tax deductible. . .. 11 IIII - ~ school bus loading .... or unloading cMldren! ' i i 2009 CHEVROLET Reg. Cab Pickup 43L Vortec MFI engine, 4 speed automatic, multi-leaf rear spring suspension, long life spark plugs and rear axle fluid With all Rebates and Discounts Offer good until 11-30-09 .~\\ subu rban~ buy back .==-: 0..~ all t r = ,r= l,