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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, December 18, 2014 Page 5 SPES K-3 girls basketball team, in no particular order: Annalese Brooks, Alexis Carter, Jailey Gross, Olivia Harrison, Addison Brooks, Kaylee Wright, Charleigh Hall, Jenni Boardwine, Elizabeth Hamm, Millie Bradley, Madison Roberts, Haley Day, Isabel Sawyers, Bella Luther, Jessalee Evans, Jocelyn A[deridge, Gracen Evans. SPES 4-7 girls baSketball team, in no particular order: Adriana Salyer, Tatum Jones, AJ Kramer, Olivia Elam, Briiey Phillips, Cheyenne Roberts, Jade Herndon. SPES boys K-3 basketball team, in no particular order: Miguel Garcia, Walker Steffey, Trace Trent, Cayden Hileman, Trey Hamm, Kenyen Simpson, Darren Williams, Nathan Fields, Cameron Slemp, Kaci Boyd, Ben Sutherland, AshtonTurner. SPES boys 4-7 basketball team, in no particular order: Ryan Salyers, Charlie Ward, Jacob Sawyers, Troy Mullins, Jake Gross, Andrew Sutherland, Ahren Lee, DawSon Boyd, Camren Moore, Austin Kiser, Gavin Greer, Jeremiah Bush, Cameo Simpson, Hunter Johnson, Austin Evans, Conner Gross, Alex Shepherd. 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 www.ext.vt.edu/ Extension Calendar of Events: December 16 Growing Hardy Mums - Grower Meeting Contact: Donna Meade December 18 Private Pesticide Applicator's Recertification Course 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm at Russell Co. Vocational School January 1 Last day to vaccinate for January VQA Feeder Calf Sale January 12. VQA Feeder Calf Sale Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction - 6 pm If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. SCOTT JESSEE - AGRICULTURE PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATORS RECERTIFICATION COURSES If you have a pesticide applicators license that is about to expire, there will be two opportunities to receive recertification credits. Both sessions will be held in the Auditorium of the Russell County Vocational School Thursday, December 18th at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm To speed up the sign-in process, please be sure to bring your old certificate number. DON'T FORGET: If you fail to get recertification credits and your license expires, you will have to re-take the applicator's exam. If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 889-8056. CORNELIA G. ESTEP- 4-H YOUTH Russell County 4-H Share The Fun County Contest The 2014 Russell County 4-H Share The Fun Talent Contest was.held at Lebanon High School on Friday, November 21, 2014. In order to compete, partic- ipants had to perform in their perspective schools and score high enough in one of" the six categories of competition to be invited on to the county level. The cate- gories were: Vocal, Instrumental, Dance , Variety, Drama and Combination (two talents such as singing and playing an instrument). Throughout Russell County there were 192 youth who participated. There were 33 acts with 42 youth invited to participate in the county contest. The win- ners from this contest will go on to perform in an area competition in April. They will compete with youth from Buchanan, Dickenson and Tazewell Counties. Thank you to Principal Brian Hooker for allowing us to hold our contest at Lebanon High School and to the Lebanon High School staff'who helped in many ways! A very special thanks to all of the music teachers, classroom teachers and principals for conducting the in-school 4-H Share The Fun Contests for grades 4- 7. This year's 4-H Share The Fun production crew were: Master of Ceremonies - Sydney Dale of Lebanon Middle School; Sound and Lights - Ryan Hutton with John Steele and Emily Monk as assistants; Admissions and Fundraiser ticket sales - Tracy, Chris and Sydney Dale; Participant Coordinators and Stage Crew - Paula Kiser, Alysa Potts, Samantha Dickenson, Lance Campbell, Matthew Stanley, Kendra Williams, and Chris Estep; Photographer - Chris Estep. Thaylk you to all of these dedicated volunteers for sharing their time and talents with the 4-H youth! The 4-H County Contest participants are all encouraged to sign up to perform in the 'LOCAL TALENT SHOWCASE' during the Russell County Fair in September 2015. Listed here, by their schools, are all of the youth whose high scores in their tal- ent category allowed them to be invited to the Russell County Share the Fun Contest on November 21, 2014: Castlewood Elementary School: Skylar Roberson - Instrumental, Abby Baker & Anneliese White - Dance, Mackenzie Maxfield & Jana Kay Kiser - Variety, **Layne Bush - Drama, **Camille Jones - Drama Belfast Elementary School: **Johanna Lester - Vocal, **Mary Looney - Vocal Honaker Elementary School: Madison Miller - Vocal, Cynthia Juarez -Vocal, Rose Shortt - Vocal, Marissa Dye - Dance, MaKenna Miller- Dance, Halle Hilton & Jaiden Elkins - Variety, Travis Honaker - Combination, Daniel Perkins -. Combination, **Riley Hart & Kaylee Dye - Vocal Lebanon Elementary School: Madison Huffman - Vocal, Arwyn Horton - Instrumental, Patience Hale - Dance Lebanon Middle School: Abigail Davidson - Vocal, Hannah Easton - Vocal, Bryson Senters- Vocal, Lauren Cornett - Vocal, Bailey Lowe- Vocal, **Emily Galliher - Vocal, **Kara Gray - Instrumental, **Jessey Bali, Courtney Ball & Jaylee Stanley - Variety Swords Creek Elementary School: Isaac Perkins - Vocal, Jayden Hall - Instrumental, Dakota Hall, Brett White, Landon Clifton & Peyton Hess - Variety, Annaleigh Rowe - Variety, Brianna Perkins - Combination, Tabitha Ball - Combination **These participants were unable to attend The Russell County 4-H Share The Fun Talent Contest on November 21 st. The Russell County Extension Unit -- Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade and Bill Worrell -- is located on 135 Highlands Drive, Lebanon, VA. Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website at www.ext.vt.edu/ NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF A PETITION BY APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY, FOR APPROVAL TO IMPLEMENT A PORTFOLIO OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS AND FOR APPROVAL OF A RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE PURSUANT TO 56=585.1 A 5 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA CASE NO. PUE-2014-00039 On October 24, 2014, Appalachian Power Company ("Appalachian" or Company"), ' pursuant to 56-585.1 A 5 of the Code of Virginia ("Code"), the Rules Governing Utility Rate Applications and Annual Informational Filings of the State Corporation Commission ("Commission), and the Commission's Rules Governing Cost/Benefit Measures Required for Demand-Side Management CDSM") Programs, filed with the Commission its petition for approval to implement a portfolio of energy efficiency programs and for approval of a rate adjustment clause CEE-RAC") pursuant to 56-585.1 A 5 c of the Code (Petition"). In its Petition, the Company seeks approval to implement a portfolio of six new DSM programs. Specifically, the Company reluests that the Commission permit the Company to implement the following proposed DSM programs (the "Portfolio"): Home Performance Program; .. Residential Appliance Recycling Program; Manufactured Housing Energy Star Program; Residential Efficient Products Program; Commercial & Industrial Prescdptive Program; and Commercial & Industrial Custom Program. The Company proposes to spend approximately $6,3 million annually on the Portfolio over the first three years of implementation, and is requesting recovery of its projected and actual costs to design and implement the six programs, including a margin to be recovered , on operating expenses, The Company seeks approval of a first-year EE-RAC revenue re- quirement of $6,956,411. However, the actual amounts approved by the Commission could be higher or lower than the amounts proposed by the Company's Petition. The Company states that it is not seeking to recover lost revenues attributable to these programs in this filing. The Company indicates that it has Used the 10,52% return on common equity ("ROE") propospd by the Company in its 2014 Biennial Review for purposes of preparing the Petition, but acknowledges that the ROE authorized by the Commission in its 2014 Biennial Review will be used to establish the EE-RAC revenue requirement Appalachian proposes that the EE-RAC become effective January !, 2016, following i four-month period in which the Company would begin implementation of the DSM programs but where costs will be accumuIating at a significantly lower rate than when the programs are fully ramped up. According to the Company, implementation of the proposed EE-RAC would increase the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month by $0.68. The Commission entered an Order for Notice and Hearing that, among other things, scheduled a public hearing on May 5+ 2015, at 10 a.m., in the Commission's second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, to receive testimony from members of the public and evidence related to the Petition from the Company, any respondents, and the Commission's Staff. Any person desiring to testify as a witness at this hearing should appear fifteen .(15) minutes pdor to the starting time of the hearing and contact the Commission's Bailiff. Individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the hearing should contact the Commission at least seven (7) days before the Scheduled hearing at 1-800-552-7945 (voice) or t-804-371-9206 (TDD). The public version of the Company's Petition and the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing are available for public inspection during regular business hours at each of the Company's business offices in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Copies also may be obtained by submitting a written request to counsel for the Company, Noelte J. Coates, Esquire, Hunton & Williams LLP, 951 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. If acceptable to the requesting party, the Company may provide the documents by electronic means. Copies of the public version of the Petition and documents filed in this case also are available for interested persons to review in the Commission's Document Control Center, located on the first floor of the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, between the hours of 8:15 a.m, and 5 p.m., Monday through Fdday, excluding 'holidays. Interested persons also may download unofficial copies from the Commission's website: httD:tlwww.scc.virginia.govlcase Any person or entity'may participate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing, on or before January 29, 2015, a notice of participation. If not filed etectronically, an original and fifteen (15) copies of the notice of participation shall be submitted to Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2t18, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. A copy of the notice of participation as a respondentalso must be sent simultaneously to counsel for the Company at the address set forth above. Pursuant to Rule 5 VAC 5-20-80 B, Participation as a respondent, of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, any notice of participation shall set forth: (i) a precise statement of the interest of the respondent; (ii) a statement of the specific action sought to the extent then known; and (iii) the factual and legal basis for the action All filings shal refer to Case No: PuE-2014-00039. For additional information about participation as a respondent, any person or etity should obtain a copy of the Corfimission's Order for Notice and Headng. On or before April 29, 2015, any interested person wishing, to comment: on the Company's Petition shall file with JOe[ H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, cto Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118. Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. written comments on the Petition. Any interested person desiring to file comments electronically may do so on or before April 29, 2015, by following the instructions on the Commission's website: htto:/Iwww.scc.virginia,govlose Compact discs or any other form of electronic storage medium may not be filed with the comments. All such comments shall refer to Case No. PUE-2014-00039. The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure may be 'iewed at httD:llwww.scc.viroinia,govtcast. A printed copy of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure and an officiai copy of the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing in this proceeding may be obtained from Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, cto Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY