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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, November 7, 2013 I I Sports Features Devils take 5 setter by David Gregory The Lady Devils (7-12, 5-7) ,.came away with a dramatic fitth dset win (25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 26-28 and 15-5) to spoil J.l. Burton's senior night. The win "'closed the regular season for both clubs leading to this week's  '-conference tournament. (- The Devils and Lady Raiders split the first two sets, Castle- wood taking the first in a close .battle and Burton the second with another tight set. : Castlewood raced to a nice ;5-0 lead in the third set getting key net play from Caitlin Fleming and Kelsey Fields. Some well placed serving by Emily Higgins gave the Devils a lift and Castlewood rolled to the 25-14 win. J.l. Burton got it back together and took the fourth set 28-26 in "extra points". The Raiders crept away and as the game neared 25, the Raiders led their guests by a 20-14 score. Castlewood fought back using a key timeout and solid front line play by Fields and tied the set 20-20. Then a huge block by Jaz Bay and another kill by the Raiders' leader would get them the edge they needed to tie the match. The Blue Devils would dominate the final set. Kills by Fields, Fleming and McKinley Isaacs would help Castlewood to a 5-1 margin. More key serves and a big ace by Higgins would push the Lady Devils to the win. Castlewood faces Twin Springs in conference Monday, November 4. Clintwood !Eastside Walker sweeps Thomas tops Eastside by David Gregory by David Gregory The Lady Spartans finished the regular season with a 3-0 .sweep (25-15, 25-9, 25-9) of Thomas Walker. The win gave the Lady Spartans an undefeated record in the conference and the number one seed in this week's tournament at Castlewood Wed- nesday. Eastside will face the host Blue Devils who got past Twin Springs 3-2 in Monday's first round. The game is slated to begin following the first semi-final between Clintwood and Rye Cove. Blue Devil Madness/CW vs SP The Clintwood Greenwave won their first ever Cumberland District and Conference Champ- ionship and, in the process, awarded Coach Rick Mullins with his 100  career win with the 53-7 defeat of Eastside Friday at Clintwood. The Greenwave took a quick 6-0 lead when Tanner Brooks picked up an Eastside fumble taking it back 25 yards for the Alumni games Join Castlewood High School for Blue Devil Madness/CW vs SP Alumni games on Saturday, November 23 'd in New Gym at 6 pro. The event will begin with an introduction of this year's boys and girls teams, an overview of the teams will occur, and then a light inter-squad scrimmage. Following the inter-squad scrimmage, the CHS vs SP Alumni games, a boys game and a girls game will begin. The CHS Booster Club will be selling concessions and half- half. Music and announcements will be provided by Castlewood High School's DJ, Barry Ruff. Admission is $5 at the door and there will be a $20 entrance fee for graduates of either school who wishes to play. Contact Coach Barry Ruff at 276-762- 9449 or for further details. score. Clintwood's defense gave their offense very good field position for the first offensive possession. On their second play from scrimmage, Dakota Dahley dashed 30 yards for the score and a 12-0 lead. The Dahley brothers duo would be involved either by the rush or pass in the Greenwave next four scoring efforts. Senior QB Dalton Dahley found, his favorite target, Austin Turner, for 26 yards and a touchdown. Later, Dakota Dahley carried it in from Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees to meet The regular monthly meeting 1:00 p.m. at the Wise County of the Lonesome Pine Regional Public Library. The Finance Library Board of Trustees will Committee will meet at 11:30 be held Thursday, November 7 at a.m. to review monthly payables. British Isles trip 17 yards away. Then, to finish the half, Dalton Dahley would hit on a pair of touchdown passes, of 37 and 8 yards, to Nate Mullins. Leading 40-0 in the third quarter, the Greenwave would tack on another touchdown when Taylor Culbertson ran in from 20 yards out. Caleb Riner gave the Spartans their only score of the Southwest Virginia Com- :munity College, in conjunction :with EF College Study Tours, :will offer a trip to the British • Isles for students and community • members. The trip is scheduled for 5/26-6/03/2014. The ad- venture will begin at the Triad International Airport in Greens- boro, NC. It will continue through Shannon, Killarney, County Kerry, and then to : Dublin in Ireland. From Dublin, the tour will cross the Sea of Ireland to Holyhead and Snow- "donia in North Wales. From ;Vales the tour will travel ,through Stratford and Oxford .. before ending in London, .. England. i Included in the tour's cost :: are all roundtrip flights, land and -water transportation, hotels with : private bathrooms, light break- east daily; 5 local di.nners, full- dme tour director, five sight- seeing tours led by expert local guides in Dublin; London; Ring , of Kerry; Stratford; Oxford. ,. l'hese will include visits to a ,. Bog Museum; Blarney Castle; the Book of Kelis at the Trinity College Library; St. Patrick's Cathedral; a Welsh Castle; Shakespeare's birthplace; and Anne Hathaway's cottag e. "I think this is a wonderful opportunity for our students and community members to get to see the world," SWCC History Professor, Brian Wright said. "There was a time when SWCC offered an international trip every year. Costs and world affairs brought those to an end, but now things are looking much better. This would be a great opportunity for many in our area to visit their ancestral home- lands." For full information please see www.efcollegestudytours.eonv' 1 437912 http://www.efcolle=estudytours.c om/1437912. A full description including cost, itinerary and even reviews are available from this site. Locally, feel free to contact Professor Brian Wright at 276.964.7207 or email night with a one yard plunge in the fourth quarter. Delmar Blair completed the Clintwood scoring with his nine yard run late in the game. Eastside Coach Matt Hamil- ton commented that his team will hay0 to bounce back quickly. The Spartans will need a win Friday against Castlewood to keep their playoff hopes alive. Passing: Clintwood 12-16, 138 yards. Eastside 8-21, 16 yards. Rushing: Clintwood 34-201 yards. Eastside 29-91 yards. Dante Community Center meetings The Dante Community Center will have meetings every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 495-1247. EMERGENCY? [ Dial 911 Service Department ISteve Sullivan 35 years experience ohn Helbert 39 years experience Trust your car/truck here. Our service department has years of experience. MORGAN McCLURE Saint Paul, VA (276) 762-5535 VHDA wins four national housing awards Authority Ranks 1" in Awards for Third Year in a Row The National Council of State Housing Agencies recently presented the Virginia Housing. Development Authority with four national awards recognizing outstanding achievement, the most received by any housing finance agency in the nation. This marks the third year in a row that VHDA has either won or tied for the top spot in the awards competition. "While I am very pleased that we received four national awards this year, I am even more pleased that these programs are helping to provide affordable housing that supports strong, safe and sustainable neighbor- hoods across Virginia," said VHDA Executive Director Susan Dewey. VHDA's Partnership for Habitat Housing won in the Encouraging New Production category, its Maximizing'Rural Housing Resources in Virginia program won in the Preservation and Rehabilitation category, its South Hampton Roads Regional Supportive Studio Apartment Partnership won in the Combat- ing Homelessness category, and its Internal Communications Strategy won in the Operations category. VHDA's Partnership for Habitat Housing successfully tackles the challenge of helping a non-profit housing agency maximize affordable opport- unities for first-time homebuy- ers. The partnership includes: • Reduced interest rates for first-time buyers to buy previously foreclosed homes, * Lines of credit pro- viding Habitat affiliates with capital for their lending programs, • Pro bono Habitat home loan servicing, • Financial support to increase Habitat's capacity, • Volunteer support of annual Habitat builds by VHDA associates, • Free office space for Habitat at VHDA, and • "Train the Trainer" Homeownership Education LENOWISCO classes designed specifically for those teaching Habitat homebuyers. VHDA's Maximizing Rural Hpusing Resources in Virginia program focuses on preserving affordable housing for vul- nerable rural families by part- nering with the United States Department' of Agriculture's Office of Rural Development, which runs loan and grant programs intended to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Working together, VHDA and Rural Dev- elopment created a shared vision of a single transaction made up of several multifamily properties that had each been allocated an award of low income housing tax credits. Bundling these smaller developments together required considerable coordin- ation between Rural Develop- ment and VHDA, but in the end created a single transaction that garnered greater interest from equity investors whose funding is critical to preserving afford- able housing. As a result of this program, a total of 425 units of affordable rural rental housing have been preserved for a minimum of 15 years. VHDA's South Hampton Roads Regional Supportive Studio Apartment Partnership began when four cities in South Hampton Roads came together to address the issue of chronic homelessness in their region. VHDA facilitated the means to obtain the resources necessary to build these projects, and Virginia Supportive Housing, the state's foremost developer of SSA projects, served as the developer of these unique supportive stu- dio apartment (SSA) develop- ments. Each of the four cities agreed to facilitate the con- struction of a 60-unit SSA devel- opment within their boundaries. Each jurisdiction also provided 15 project-based Housing Cho- ice Vouchers to each of the developments. VHDA provided substantial financial resources to make these developments a reality. Of the total cost of these to host development meeting The LENOWISCO Planning District Commission will host a meeting of the area's various agricultural interests, as the init- ial step in the potential formation of a regional agricultural devel- opment steering committee. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Crooked Road Tech Center, 372 Techno- logy Trail Lane in Duffield. "There are a wide range of agricultural and forestry interests m our district," according to LENOWISCO Executive Direc- tor Glen "Skip" Skinner. "We have seen significant gains in taking advantage of this region's assets, from heritage and cultural tourism to outdoor recreation. Initiatives such as the Crooked Road, 'Round the Mountain, the Spearhead Trail System and Appalachian Spring are evidence of these efforts. Are you looking for a new job? Career professionals who are thinking of switching to the teaching field now have an accessible and economical place to get started: Virginia's Com- munity Colleges. Professionals with bachelor's . -ees can fast track to their o,., , lassroom by participating in , ,: alternative route to licensure program to become teachers in the subject areas of math, science, English, foreign language, career and technical education, and many others. Please visit our websi,e "Our hope is to initiate the process to determine' the possi- bility of a regional collaborative effort to support our agricultural and forestry assets. Hosting a four projects, funding raised from VHDA-administered low- income housing tax credits and special VHDA-funded direct loans covered 59 percent of the total cost. Finally, VHDA's Internal Communications Strategy stre- amlined internal communica- tions by combining a new intranet application that provides real-time communications to employees, prompt e-mail noti- fications, and quarterly Assoc- iates Meetings. By upgrading the intranet to real-time, employees don't have to wait for the internal newsletter to come out--they have immediate access to information, and can respond in a timely manner. Asa result of these simple change.s, - VHDA has achieved a more efficient and effective internal communications strategy that has resulted in the reduction Of staff time. In fact, the news process that once took two associates 2-3 days to complete now takes one associate only 15 minutes. Moreover, this effoTtt utilized technology that was already in place, required no additional funding, and was achieved in a four-month time- frame by VHDA's IT depart- ment. VHDA is a self-supporting, not-for-profit organization created by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1972, to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing. VHDA provides mortgages, primarily for first-time homebuyers and developers of quality rental housing. We use no state taxpayer dollars, but raise money in the capital markets tb fund our loans. We also teaeh free homeownership classes, arid help people with disabilities and the elderly make their home's more livable. VHDA works with lenders, developers, local gov- ernments, community service organizations and others to help put quality housing within the reach of every Virginian. FOr more information, visit .. agricultural ment Services division of the Virginia Department of Agricul ture and Consumer Services, will • be in attendance and available tu- provide some guidance. meeting of our various local To gauge meeting needsi. interests and associations is that: th6se intei'ested in attending are first step," - ........... asked ,to respond to Mr. Frank Skinner notes that Mr. Kibler at LENOWISCO, (276)- Stephen Versen, with the Agri- 431-2206 or culture and Forestry Develop- I Kids and teens in our community need super parents like you. 855-367-8637 or Here to serve.. http://www.educateva.cem_ and 276-762-0146 contact Jereial Fletcher at 276- 964-7224 or Brenda Robinson at • 276-964-7242. 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