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A night celebrating secondary theatre CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, November 17, 2016 Page 5 i Copper Creek Elementary news Blue Devil Drama of play illustrates how a script, AFTER NIGHT, how a local tragedy can Castlewood High School national tragedy impactsCOMES THE MORN, have a national impact. and the Dramatic Raiders all of us as American citi- based on the 1935 murder The Dramatic Raiders con- of John I. Burton High zens. Castlewood's team of Trigg Maxwell and the sist of 12 actors and five School will perform theirconsists of 21 cast mem-subsequent trial, convic- technical crew members plays Thursday evening, bers and four technical tion, and pardon of his with actor Torie Adams November 17th at 7:00 pm crew members with four of daughter, Edith Maxwell. receiving a Best Actress in the John I. Burton High the cast members receiving The Dramatic Raiders con- Award at conference com- School Auditorium. These an honorable mention forceived, researched, wrote,petition. plays were originally pre- acting: Jacob Baker, Jonah and broughtto life a local Support the arts and our sented at the 1A West Comett, Makia Phillips, piece of history and its young actors in ourareaby Conference Theatre and Savannah Roberson. impact on the residents of attending these perfor- Festival. ' Blue Devil Drama, along Appalachia through the mances on November 17th Castlewoodwill present with first place winner national media's focus, at 7:00 pm in the JI Burton AND THE GIANTS FELL Eastside High School and bias, and perpetuation ofauditorium. There is no by Todd Ford. This play their performance of THE misconceptions about thisadmission but donations examines the events lead- ~ AMISH PROJECT, will area and its people, are greatly appreciated and ing up to the September represent our conference at Through the direction of will be split between the llth tragedy through theRegional Competition on student directors Camryn two schools. thoughts and reactions of November 19th in Galax. Lowery and Isaac Shortt, the participants and victims The Dramatic Raiders AFTER NIGHT, COMES of this historic event. The will present their original THE MORN illustrates Russell County Public Schools adopts "next generation" board management technology BoardDocs Solution Enables Organization to Save BoardDocs to facilitaie their board meetings, including Time, Money and Dramatically Increase eight divisions in Region VII. Effectiveness Electronic distribution will not only save time and resources, but it will also provide unprecedented public Russell County Public Schools is leveraging Cloud- access via the Russell County Public School's Web site to based technology to radically improve its governance agenda items and other bo d-related information. This processes while saving staff time and taxpayer dollars, process will allow interested parties to review information The remarkably powerful; easy-to-use service will allow prior to meetings. All documents associated with the the organization to maximize the effectiveness of their meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed board meetings with increased transparency, providing a by date or by using the system's comprehensive Search basis for better and more open communication with the feature. The Russell County BoardDocs website to view public, while dramatically improving productivity and agendas, is saying thousands of dollars annually, BoardDocs will increase the amount of time members Russell County School Board Chairman, Mr. Don of the board have to review agenda information, enabling Ramey stated, "All the board members are very positive them to better prepare for meetings. Through the and believe BoardDocs would give the public a better MetaSearch feature, members of the governing body will opportunity to be more informed. We were impressed also have access to best practices from other goveming With the accessibility for the public. BoardDocs will bodies that are using the system, allowing them to gain make board meetings more productive. We are looking important knowledge about initiatives other goveming forward to its implementation at the December Board bodies have considered and implemented. Seventy-seven Meeting." school divisions in the state of Virgin!a take advantage of Copper Creek Elementary Students have enjoyed many fall activities the last few weeks! Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students have made a variety of fall projects that are displayed in our hallways. All students enjoyed a trip to Kim's Crazy Corn Maze on October 19th and 20th and enjoyed an afternoon of fun, hayrides, the maze and brought home a pumpkin. Copper Creek Elementary School had our In'st NO CARVE PUMPKIN CONTEST. The windows and the hallways were full of colorful cre- atively decorated pumpkin the week of Halloween. These were judged the day of our annual Halloween fes- tivities. Winners were Gemma Creech, Stella Post, Peyton Kennedy, Preston Boyd, Ali Grenier, Jael Palmer. Congratulations to all students for a great job! During the month of October our students learned a great deal about Fire Prevention with a visit from Mr. Sonny Austin from the Copper Creek Moccasin Fire Department. Students loved seeing and exploring the truck and enjoyed the gifts of fire hats, bracelets, pencils and coloring books. On November 3, the Virginia Department 6f Forestry provided a program with Smokey the Bear. Kids were very excited to see Smokey and loved their books! Copper Creek Elementary School students have been learning about honoring our nation's veterans and the electoral process the month of November. Each day of the week of November 7-11 during the morning announcements they have learned fun facts about each branch of the armed forces and their songs. Students, faculty and staff have brought in a Veteran's Day stars and photographs of family members who have served in our nation's military. A Wall of Remembrance was cre- tted for all to share, along with various items of memo- rabilia of the military. Students also decorated a turkey with red, white, and blue handprint feathers in honor of our veterans! Pre-K and Kindergarten students also par- ticipated in a mock election and successfully predicted who our next President of the United States will be. On November 11, Copper Creek Elementary students Were honored with a visit from local veterans who pre- sented a small program. Reverend Woody Scott, United States Marine Corp and Sheriff Chaplin, Reverend Lawrence HoHyfield United States Army Staff Sgt., Purple Heart recipient and Veteran, of the Viemam War, We were also honored to have two active duty service- men Army Recruiter for the National Guard Brenton Boone, Staff Sgt. And Mr. Matt Justice United States Air Force Staff Sgt. visited and spoke to our children about Veteran's Day. Each of the gentlemen spoke to the stu- dents about their service, their medals, and the impor- tance of honoring all veterans and serving our country. All students were able to walk by and shake the hands of each of them as they left the assembly to thank them for their service. Reverend Jim Lyttle veteran of the United States Army also stopped by to visit CCES on Veterans Day. Students at CCES are continuing to learn about good citizenship and friendship by using the Bucket Filling A to Z rules! We are so proud of our students! More and more students are keeping their buckets full and learning to be good citizens! Next week CCES will celebrate with our annual Thanksgiving Feast on November 16. Kindergarten classes will present a Thanksgiving musical on Thursday, November 17 at 6:00 PM entitled " Little Pilgrim" and everyone is welcome to attend! Russell County Extension News The Russell County Unit" of the Virginia Tech and Virginia Division presents this week's Extension News. Extension Calendar of Events: State Extension November 26 Scott Co Premium Assured Heifer Sale Washington Co Fairgrounds - 12:00 noon November 29 Last day to vaccinate for December VQA Sale December 1 Last day to wean for the January VQA Sale December 3 SW VA's Finest Angus Sale Washington County Fairgrounds - 12 noon December pm December VA 5 VQA Feeder Calf Sale Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction - 6 12 December VQA Steer Delivery Tri-State Market - Abingdon, December 14 December 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 November VQA Feeder Calf Sale The latest Virginia Quality Assured Calf Sale was held on Monday, November 7th at 6:00 pm on the Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction. 2,657 calves sold as 34 lots. Over 85 buyers and producers were connected to the Tel-O-Auction Conference Line and another 266 were connected by Internet utilizing technology from DV Auction ( While the majority of the calves were sold over the telephone, several loads were sold on-line with bidding inter- est from 2 new internet customers. Listed below are the average weights per load and the sales prices ($ / Cwt): STEERS: 490# - $137.00.; 525#- 130.00; 560# - $128.00i 585# - $127.00; 610# - $123.50; 625# - $123.50; 640# - $120.50; 650# - $119.00; 660# - $119.50, 670# - $115.50; 680# - $115.50; 690# - $116.50; 700# - $114.50; 715# - $117.00, 730# - $119.00; 745# - $118.50; 760# - 119.00; 775# - $119.00; 790# - $119.00; 810# - $119.00, 850# - $121.00; 895# - $118.10 HEIFERS: 480# - $110.00; 515# - $119.50; 545# - $115.50, 570# - $115.00; 595# - $115.00; 620# - $115.00; 640# - $115.50; 660# - $113.50; 680# - $112.50; 700# - $115.00, 750# - 114.00; 840# - $107.00 The next VQA Feeder Sale will be held on December 5th. If you would like to participate in this sale, please contact the Extension Office at 276-889-8056. The Russell County Extension Unit -- Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade and Bill Worrell -- is locate~ on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. 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