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\ e4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, December 3, 2009 DRAMA TEAM...Members of the Castlewood High School's drama team left to right, Ashlee McReynolds, Heather Hale, Morgan Tate, Maria Marissa Long, Devan Crabtree, Zach .Kennedy, Ivy Gibson, Cheyanne ~., Will Skeens, Maria Rose, Stephanie Merlette, Ethan Ball and Caitlin Drama Team takes fourth in Region D High School Team placed fourth in at the Region D Thea- by Coeburn School on Saturday, 14.• program, titled was well received by Sophomore Devan was named third Most Performer in Re- The cast included: De- as Jack; Megan Hunter Hileman Dustin Perrigan as Caitlyn Parker as Sally; McReynolds as Gloria; Keeter as Jessica; Addington as Sandra; as Ben; Marissa Hannah; Ivy Gibson as Ethan Ball as Rob', as Caitlin; Heather Samantha LoWe Marla Rose as" Day Carrie; Zach Kennedy as Technician; and Stephanie Mer- Joshua; and Amanda Hale and leRe and Amanda Hale, promp- Stephanie Merlette as Alaina. ters. The team was under the The technical crew included direction of Coach Pamela Rob- Candice Hale, Light/Sound erson. Country Cabin to feature Bluegrass Circle December 5 The Country Cabin, located Cake walks are also featured. in Norton on The Crooked Road Music Trail, will feature the sounds of Bluegrass Circle between 8-11 o'clock on Satur- day night, December 5, from 7:30-10:30 p.m.. Admission for the night is $5 for adults (12 and older) and $1 for children 2-11. Each Saturday night, live bluegrass music from the best in local bands is featured. Dancing includes clogging, two-step, free-style and broom dances. Foundation's Local musicians are welcome to play half-time breaks. The Country Cabin is located one and one-half miles west of Norton (between Norton and Appalachia). Watch for signs. Events at the Country Cabin are sponsored by Appalachian Traditions, Inc., a non-profit or- ganization. No alcohol is per- mired. For more information, call 276-679-2632. Conservation Trees klet available trees and care tbr the ones we already have." In addition, the booklet also details the right way to plant and prune trees. To receive the Congervation Trees booklet, send a $3 check along with your name and address to: Conservation Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE Arbor Day Foundation's trees and to take care of our updated Conservation existing tree canopy," said John i booklet is now available Rosen•w, chief executive of the a $3 donation to the non- Foundation. "This booklet serves 91antingorganization. as a great resource for tree Trees is de- planters in every area of the to help people plant and country." for trees, and features "Trees help us conserve colorful photos and energy, are good for the soil, and fllowtext, clean the air we breathe and Arbor Day Foundation drinking ~vater for millions of it is vital for people of Americans. That's why it is so 68410, or order online at ~ife to plant ~,new important to properly plant new www.arborday.org/conservationtr .... 1, - - ~.--. Making this holiday season spirits bright...Adopt-A-Manateeฎ love receiving their manatee information packets at Christnlas and immediately put their manatee's picture up in their rooms. Our son likes to take his adoption packet to school for show-and-tell. What's really great is that you get to follow your manatee for a whole year. We can't wait for each newsletter to see if our manatees have been spotted!" There are 32 manatees to choose from in the Club's three Florida adoption programs. Nick's choices were from the Blue Spring State Park program. "I chose Nick because he shared my name, and I chose Flash another year because I think he's fast!" said Nick. His sister, Andrea, made both her adoption selections from the Club's adoption program at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, "I chose Rosie and Lorelei because I thought their names were pretty." In the spring of 2008, the Lulich family visited Homo- sassa, and Andrea was thrilled to be able to see her adopted manatee, Rosie. "It was an amazing experience to actually see the manatee whom we'd read so much about," said Tara. "We can't imagine how anyone who spends a second in their presence can't help but fall in love with them!" Manatees, who have inhabited Florida for over a million years, are listed as endangered at the international, federal and state levels. The largest known cause of manatee Many shoppers may be thinking about trimming spend- ing on holiday gift-giving this year while searching high and low for affordable presents that are still some kind of wonderful. For Tara & John Lulich from East Lansing, Michigan, giving manatee adoptions from Save the Manatee Club is part of their joy of the season - and price is not a concern. An annual manatee adoption costs $25 and includes an adoption certificate, photo of a real endangered Florida mana- tee, biography, membership handbook, and four newsletters throughout the year with updated reports on the manatees in the adoption program. Ship- ping is free within the United States. A personalized holiday message is offered with each gift • adoption. And each new member who joins the Adopt-A- l%anateeฎ program online for a $35 tax-deductible donation will alse receive a 24"x12" full-color 201 fJ wall calendar. "I've known about manatees since i was a teenager visiting Florida, and they've always held a specia!91ace in my heart," said Tara. ".Ior the past three Christma~s,, we have adopted manatees ~r.our children, Nick, 8 and Aiidr~a, 11. We also adopted one fo,~ my mom which has created a :,ขonderful con- nection between my kids and their grandmother.' Tara explains,,that it has become a traditio~ for her children to include mmatees on their Christmas wish ll~s. "They injuries and deaths is from human activity - predominantly from boat strikes. Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Club's Executive Director says, "Save the Manatee Club's primary goals are to reduce the number of manatee injuries and deaths that are human-caused and protect aquatic habitat, with the long term goal of achieving full recovery of the species." The Florida manatee population is estimated to be around 3,800. In 1981, singer-songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, co-founded Save the Manatee Club, a national nonprofit conservation organiz- ation, whose mission ~s to protect manatees and their habitat. For more information about manatees, or the adoption program, contact Save the Manatee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646), or visit their web site at www.savethemanatee.org, Also, sign up for the Club's free E- Newsletter and check out their quick and easy online gift catalog at http://www.savethemanatee.org/ manateegifts,htm which features a variety of manatee items from books to pajamas! "There are many wonderful causes out there, but Save the Manatee Club's dedication to these fantastic animals is beyond compare," added Tara. "The Club does a marvelous job of making us feel like a part of the group even though we live 1,400 miles away." Friends of the Library plan Christmas tree fundralser The Friends of J. Fr~ ber 9, at 12 noon. MaRhews Memorial Library art For a $1 donation, made to once again sponsoring theft any member of Friends of the popular fundraising event, the\, Library, your name will be in- Christmas Tree Give Away. An ~luded in the drawing. All funds artificial Christmas Tree, dona- ' lfised from this event will sup- ted by Bailey Hardware, will be decorated and displayed at the Library during November and early December. The fully decorated tree will be given away to one lucky winner on Wednesday, Decem- programs and materials pmehases for the J. Fred Mat- thevs Memorial Library. F~ more information, call the L~,rary at 276-762-9702, or contaeta member of the Friends of the Ebrary. Pharmacy & Your Health Various Drugs Prescribed for Dementia Dementia is a condition of decreased intellectual ~pabilities, which include memory, judgment, and abstract thinking. I~.rsonality changes also occur in persons affected by dementia. AIZ~eimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. An estim~ed 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer, s. Symptoms of the C~dition may also include hallucinations, delusional thoughts, and illus~ns. Treatments for Alzheimer's are aimed at controlling sym~ms associated with certain behaviors and emotions, and als0 red~ing the progression of the condition. Medications that decrease an.x.'i~ty, such as Iorazepam (Ativan) and buspirone (Buspar), may'ge prescribed to help control behavioral and emotional sympto~b Antidepressants, such as sertraline (Zoloft) and citalop~ (Celexa), may be prescribed for persons with depression that mar, worsen cognitive functioning in persons with Alzheimer's. Cholinesterase inhibitors work to decrease symptoms by affecting acetylcholine activity in the brain. By inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, cholinesterase inhibitor medications, such as rivastigmine (Exe/on) and donepezil (Aricept), may prevent or decrease deterioration of cognitive function. We Now Carry $1 ~'l a Great Selection of $1.00 items! See us for all your health and beauty needs ข,q $1 PUBLIC FAX # 276-762-0213 'IV-- 1 YOUR LOCAL NEWS STATION AT .. 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