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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, November 13, 2014 Page 5 Former St. Paul resi- dent James "Red" Patrick recently paid a visit to his old stamp- ing ground. Now enjoying his retire- ment, Red's working career spent with the Associated Press. He currently lives in Maryland. Red's grandfa(her was a section foreman for N & W and many years ago the Patrick family were occupants of "the railroad house," now the Railroad Museum. Red was please l to see the restoration of the building and shared numerous reminisces of his growing up years with Jerry Couch while he was there. Thank you, Red, for not forgetting your roots. Come back and see us any time. Russell County Extension News Your Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division -Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade, and Bill Worrell presents this week's Extension News. Our office is located on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website at Extension Calendar of Events: November 17 VQA Steer Take-Up Tri-State Market- Abingdon, VA November 20 Energy Savings through Lean Thinking Marion, VA - Contact BILL WORRELL November 24 VQA Heifer Take-Up Tri-State Market - Abingdon, VA November 28 Echo Ridge Farm - "Black Friday" Bull and Female Sale Atkins November 29 Scott County Cattlemen's Premium Assured Heifer Sale Washington County Fairgrounds - 12:00 noon December 8 VQA Feeder Calf Sale Va Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction - 6:00 pm If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE UPCOMING LIVESTOCK SALES Producers in Southwest Virginia will have several excellent opportunities to improve herd genetics at many upcoming livestock sales~ Listed below are some high-lights: ECHO RIDGE BLACK FRIDAY SALE - The Black Friday Sale (November 29th) will be hosted by the Pratt Family at their farm in Atkins, Virginia. They will be selling Performance Tested Angus Bulls, Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls, regis- tered Angus females, and CommercialSpring Bred Heifers. Catalogs are available online at SCOTT COUNTY CATTLEMEN'S PREMIUM ASSURED HEIFER SALE The Premium Assured Heifer Sale will be conducted on Saturday, November 30th at 12:00 noon at the Washington County Fairgrounds. 'The Scott County Cattlemen have a tremendous group of bred heifers to offer (90 head). All heifers are source and health verified according to the standards of the Virginia Premium Assured Heifer Program. Heifers have been ultrasounded and are safe with calf. Fetal sexes are available for many of the "unborn calves." A large portion of the group are AI Bred to SAV Thunderbird 9061, Connealy Irish 0204, and Coleman Regis 904. For more information about the sale, contact the Extension Office or go to SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA'S FINEST ANGUS SALE The SW VA's Finest Sale is will be held on December 6, 2014. Held at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 50 Registered and Performance Tested Angus bulls will be offered plus 50 Registered Angus Females. The Angus breeders in the SW Group do an excellent job of preparing and offering animals that will "work" in today's beef industry. For a catalog, please contact the Extension Office or go to Virginia BCIA's Culpeper Bull Sale The Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association's Culpeper SENIOR Bull Sale will be held on Saturday, December 13th. Complete information about all sale animals will soon be available on the VA BCIA Website: What were they worth last week? Listed below are the average sales prices for cattle sold on 'the Virginia State Graded Sales for the week of October 30 - November 5. Sales were held at Blackstone, Fredericksburg, Front Royal, Lynchburg, Narrows, Radiant, and Spring Lake. 3,03f calves were sold (1,136 steers, 1,237 heifers, and 658 bulls). Prices listed are for Medium and Large frame #1 steers and heifers, and prices are given in S/hundred weight. Steers: 400 - 500: $280.25; 500 - 600: $249.40, 600 - 700: $228.45; 700 - 800: $222.40; 800- 900:$218.00 Heifers: 400 - 500: $235.45; 500 - 600: $219.70, 600 - 700: $203.10; 700 - 800:$189.00 BILL WORRELL - FORESTRY Stocked Trout Management Plan The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) and Virginia Tech's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation have initiated a process to develop a statewide Stocked Trout Management Plan. This plan, which will attempt to incorporate all stocked trout stakeholders' values, will be similar in scope and purpose to the Virginia Black Bear and White-tailed Deer Management Plans. The Virginia Stocked Trout Management Plan will be designed to provide broad guidance on policies for addressing the complex management challenges and issues related to producing desirable fishing experiences for stocked trout. The VDGIF invites public input on the beginning stages of the Virginia Stocked Trout Management Plan. The Plan will be the result of the joint work of VDGIF, a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (citizen volunteers who represent a cross-sec- tion of public interests), and Virginia Tech. The plan will include management goals that reflect stakeholder values, specific objectives designed to attain each goal, as well as potential, general strategies for attaining objectives. The Plan will provide broad guidance for the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries and VDGIF staff for managing stocked trout waters. The Plan will inform, but not replace, the existing process for setting seasons and regulations. Development of the Plan is part of a larger process of evaluating the VDGIF stocked trout program, which will address the following questions: What can be done to improve angler satisfaction with and man- agement in Virginia? Why are trout license sales declining? How many stocked trout do anglers catch and harvest? The link to submit commits is: agement-plan/comment/ For more information on the project please contact: Amanda Hyman or Vic DiCenzo Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (MC 0321) Virginia Tech, 310 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061 Comments may be submitted online or mailed to: Stocked Trout Management c/o Amanda Hyman or Vic DiCenzo Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (MC 0321) Virginia Tech, 310 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061 The Russell County Extension Unit -- Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade and Bill Worrell -- is located on 135 HighlandsDrive, Lebanon, VA. Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website at Hoping for warm weather later in the week, work at the wastewater treatment plant will include pouring concrete for walls of the tanks. Work will be done in several stages. King opens registration for spring 2015 program in Richlands Beginning this spring, working nurses in Richlands, Va., and the sur- rounding area will have the opportunity to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN) degree through King University at Southwest Virginia Community College (SVCC). "King is making it easi- er for working nurses throughout the region in their quest to obtain a bachelor's degree," said Mona Salyer, assistant vice president for Enrollment Management Graduate & Professional Studies Tri- Cities. "whether it is a per- sonal goal or a step toward furthering one's career, the RN-BSN degree program empowers nurses to become leaders in the health care industry." Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, King's RN-BSN program is designed to cre- ate a transformational learning experience, enhance personal and pro- fessional skill develop- ment, and meet the needs of adult learners. "We are very pleased to be starting a new RN-BSN cohort in Richlands in the spring," said Cecelia Lynn Holden, DNP, MEd, MSN, RN, CEN, dean and associ- ate .professor for King University's School of Nursing. "King's School of Nursing is very committed to offering our quality RN- BSN program precisely as our slogan has always been nursing care outcomes, i - 'wherever you are, we'll Designed to eliminatei meet you there'- which lit- the challenges faced byI erally means our nursing adult-learners, courses are[ faculty travel to 13 differ- set at an accelerated pace, i ent localities to teach our with students taking onei nursing courses throughout course at a time and attend- the communities where theing class one evening per student resides and works." week plus one additional Students in the bache- class per month. Pre-requi- lor's degree program apply sites are an active, unen- competencies of assess- cumbered RN license and ment and therapeutic inter- an associate degree or vention, communication, diploma in Nursing. critical thinking, teaching, "It isn't too late for .management and leader- nurses to sign up to be a ship, and knowledge into-part of the cohort, this gration from the arts andspring," said Salyers. sciences, nursing and relat- "However, space is limit- ed health sciences, ed." Students also learn to col- For more information - laborate, communicate, on King University's RN- and negotiate with nurses, BSN, or bachelor's and other health care providers, master's degree programs religious congregations, in Business Administration and community agencies toat Richlands, call (800) promote, maintain or 362-0014, or email admis- restore health, and evaluate I'If you've quit reading due to I MACULAR DEGENERATION I Special low vision glasses may help you enjoy reading again. 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