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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, December 31. 2009 Evans' treys lead St. Paul by Allen Gregory Rachel Evans canned eight first half three point bombs on her way to a game high 32 points to lead St. Paul to a 56-40 win over the visiting Lady Cavaliers of Holston at St. Paul on Wednesday, December 16. Evans' first trey came with nearly 2:50 gone in the game and followed a Hannah Edmonds six footer. Those two buckets gave St. Paul a 5-0 lead and the Deacons never looked back. Kelsey Arrington hit a turn around shot for Hotston to get the Cavs on the board at 5-2. Edmonds then canned another deuce and Evans her second trey for a 10-2 Deacon lead at the 4:13 mark of the first period Evans would hit two more first period treys as the Deacons hustled to an 18-11 first quarter lead. Evans got the scoring started in the second quarter with her fifth trey of the game for a 21-11 Deacon lead. Evans hit the last three Deacon shots of the first half, all treys, for a 32-19 Deacon lead. Evans canned no treys in the second half. The only treys of the second half were tossed in by Mary Katherine Hayden of Holston and Aleah Wells of St. Paul. The Deacons maintained a comfortable lead throughout the second half and their victory was never in doubt. work hard to control the boards. SCORING: Holston--Ritchie 4, Hand 2, Hampton, Doss 12, Hayden 12, Lowe 4, Arrington 6. St. Paul--Hamm 6, Evans 32, Stanley 3, Arrington 2, Wells 6, Edmonds 7, Young, Bradley. Russell County Unit's Extension news Provided by the Rfissell County Extension Office 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 131 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA. Check out our Virginia Tech Public Website Address: Extension Calendar of Events: January 11 : Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association, Graded Fe- eder Cattle Sale, Tri-State Mar- Donna Meade" Family and cord and inner cord loops. As a d Consumer Science result of CPSC investigations, i Five deathsandsixteen near the industry has modified its strangulations prompt the U.S. products and provides free repair Consumer Product Safety kits for existing horizontal Commission to recall all Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds If your home contains any Roman shades or roll up blinds and there are young children living or visiting there overnight, please take heed to the following information released from the Consumer Product Safety Com- mission. blinds and other window cover- ings. Examine all shades and blinds in your home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side or back of the product. CPSC recommends the use of cordless window cover- ings in all homes where children live or visit. Consumers that have Roman Rejeane Hamm, Wells and ket at 7:00 pm Edmonds controlled the boards January 14: Beef Cattle the Window Covering Safety immediately on both ends of the floor. Market Outlook Seminar, Dr.Council (WCSC) recently an- www.windowcoverings.o Taylor Doss, Hayden and John Lawrence, Livestock Eco- nounced a voluntary recall to call (800) 506-4638 any Arrington made the Deacon trio nomist at Iowa State, Russell repair all Roman 'shades andreceive a free repair kit. County Vocational School atroll-up blinds to prevent the risk To help prevent child 6:30 pm of strangulation to young chil- ulation in window co' January 25: Virginia Quality dren. This recall involves mil- CPSC and the WCS( Assured (VQA) Feeder Calf lions of Roman and roll-up parentsand caregivers te Sale, Virginia Tel-O-Auction blinds. About five million Lady Deacons drop games in Classic host team tallied 16. Down by nine as they entered the final the Deacons made a valiant effort and cut the deficit to three with near three minutes but could not stop the home team's final charge and lost by 13. SCORING: St. Paul--Evans 6, Arrington 6, Wells 11, Edmonds 18, Young 6, Bradley. Appalachia--Hylton, Mullins 24, Boyd 8, Stacy, Fisher 1, Boggs 15, Sizemore 6, Childress 2, Gosshening 5 In their second out in the by Allen Gregory St. Paul Lady Deacons took it on the chin twice in their foray into the -Coal Classic at Appalachia. First, they lost to the host team Appalachia 60-47 score then to the Powell Valley Lady Vikings by a margin of71-52. In the contest against the Lady Bulldogs the Deacons saw an early lead vanish as they fell into a halftime 27-27 tie. Turnovers and cold shooting limited the Deacons to just seven third quarter points while the classic the Deacons ran into a hot shooting Lady Viking team and took the big loss. The Lady Deacons had defeated the Lady Vikes early in the season but this time out a poor shooting fourth quarter and foul trouble hurt the Deacons: SCORING: Powell Valley-- Chadwell 8, Harbin, Trent 13, Bishop 20, Barnett, Ja Mitchell 2, Dickenson, J0 Mitchell, Miller, Schooicraft 28. St. Paul--Stanley, Evans 2, Arrington 8, Wells 17, Edmonds 23, Young 2, Bradley. Blue Devils get win mid-way the first period when they went on a 15-0 run to grab control of the game. Reuben Rasnick led the Devil attack with 17 while Justin Smith tossed in 10. SCORING: Castlewood-- Rasnick 17, Smith 10, Collins 5, Bush 6, Fields 2, Jenkins 3, Mullins 8, Justice 2, Dingus 2, Lorenzo, Allen 4, Taylor 2, Owens 2. Pound--Beverly 14, Logan 6, Rutherford 4, Perry 2, Lowe 15, Branham 1, Stanley, Burnojap 2. by Allen Gregory The Blue Devils of Coach Wayne Rasnick got off to a resounding start in this year's Greenwave Classic at Clint- wood with a 63-44 win over Pound. The big win sends a message to the other teams involved in the tourney. That message is we are ready, willing and able to defend the crown we won last year. Though they started slow the Blue Devils came on strong January GED test dates in Wise County are announced no later than two days prior to the exam. Call Karen WhitE at 276-328-8612 for more infor- mation or to register. The Norton GED Exam will be given on Friday, January 8, at 9 a.m. at the Norton VEC Adult Education Center. Registration must be done by noon on the Thursday prior to the test. Call Imelda Collins, 276-679-7286 for more information. Your New Best Friend... The FREE Consumer Action Website The Regional Adult Educa- tion Program will offer the Official Practice GED Test on Friday, January 22, at 9 a.m. at the Wise Adult Learning Center. This is a free test. Call 1-800- 422-3433 to sign up for the practice test. The GED Exam will be given on Saturday, January 16 at the Education Center, Building C., Wise. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. Registration must be done 9 POINTER...Anastasia Hartsock of St. Paul killed this 9 point buck in Dickenson County on November 23. A VDOT Tip for Driving in Snowy Weather Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots, bridges and over- MOVE OVER ROVER .... Our FREE (',~nsumer Action Website is the consumer's new best friend. It's go: thousandsof links to companies and ~oVerlllllCll{ agencies -.- tile llalllcS~ llLlnlbcrs~ ,advice, and COIlllet'llOIIS VOU need to gel your v. r~mgs righted. passes. Since they are open on their undersides, bridges and overpasses are deprived of ground warmth and freeze more rapidly than the road- ways leading to them. When it's time to take action, come to Pueblo, the pla~c v,)u've trusted for years. You'i[ get repatrs repairS'd, credit card frau'd fixed, telemarketers 1 I ~ilenced .... anu much, much m( re. So use the power c,( the h'tternet: and the Federal. gov. Cl'lllnCll[. [,Og OI1 tO, and dick ,m du: FREE G,msumer Action Website. Vlorgan The Staff of Morgan McClure Ford The U.S. Consumer Product or roll-up shades in their homes Safety Commission (CPSC) and should contact the WCSC ati :~. Or t~-me to strang- ,erings, ; urge follow these guidelines: Scott Jessee-Agriculture Roman shades and about three Examine all sha~tes and Virginia Quality Assnred Sale million roll-up blinds are sold blinds in the home. Make sure ! January 2010 each year. there are no accessible ~ords on Several producers have CPSC has received reports of the front, side or back of the idicated that they would like to five deaths and I6 near strang- product. CPSC and the WCSC market some VQA Feeder Cattle ulalions, since 2006, in Roman recommend the use of ~ordless in early January. Animals will be shades and three deaths, since window coverings in all homes grouped in load lots and sold on 2001, in roll-up blinds. Strang- where children live or visit. the Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O- ulations in Roman shades can Do not place~ cribs, Auction. A livestock marketing occur when a child places beds, and furniture clos,', to the representative (grader) from the his/her neck between the expos, windows because chil&'en can Virginia Department of Agri' ed inner cord and the fabric on climb on them and gair access culture will come by the farm to evaluate the calves. If you would like to participate in the January sale, please call the Extension Office (889-8056) as soon as possible. Abingdon Feeder Cattle in- Barn Sale January I1, 2010 There will be a State Graded Feeder Calf Sale at Tri-State Market on January 11, 2010. Before bringing animals to this sale, please consign them ahead of time at the Extension Office (889-8056) or Tri-State Market (628-5111). If too few cattle are consigned, this sale could be cancelled (and we don't want anyone showing up with cattle when the market is closed). the backside of the blind orto thecords. ,~ when a child pulls the cord out Make loose cor, ts inac- and wraps it around his/hercessible. neck. Strangulations in roll-up If the window shade blinds can occur if the lifting has looped bead chains c r nylon loop slides off the side of the cords, install tension de, dces to blind and a child's neck becomes keep the cord taut. entangled on the free-standing The recent recalls i:wolved loop or if a child places his/her shades and blinds sold in the i neck between the lifting loop following retail stores: J~C Pen- J and the roll-up blind material, ney, Wal Mart, All Str~ng In- Over the years, CPSC has dustry, Ace Hardware, B~g Lots, been investigating deaths assoc- Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, iated with different types of win- and Pottery Barn Teen{, West dow coverings and has worked 'with the WCSC to address the hazards posed by them. In 1994 and in 2000, CPSC and WCSC announced recalls to repair hori- zontal blinds to prevent strang- ulation hazards posed by pull Elm, Draper Inc. and/ Roses Stores. To find out more, c~all the extension office or to rdad the full report visit this v~ebsite: ' ub/prp erel/prhtrnl 10/10073.html~ LU mor ; Saint Paul, VA (276) 762-5535 Keep safety in mind as you put away holiday decorations and start the new year tangled mess of lights next year, be sure to pack them appro- priately. When preparing your holiday lights for storage, you can purchase a holiday light storage reel, or create your own storage systems. For example, wrap the lights around an empty wrapping paper tube or a cardboard square, or wrap each set of lights,and put them in individual plastic bags. For more post-holiday safety tips, to download footage of how quickly a dry Christmas tree incinerates or for photographs related to holiday decoration safety, go to or days of use per year because these decorations are considered seasonal. If you leave dec- orations out any longer, the resulting damage could cause an electrical shock or a fire hazard." As you unplug and store your lights--whether indoors or outdoors--remember the safety precautions you take now can prevent hazards from occurring next season. Following is a checklist of safety tips that are not only helpful to stay safe as you take down your holiday decorations, but are useful all year-around: -When using electrical toys or appliances for the first time, carefully read and follow all instructions in the manu- facturer's use and care booklet. About UL Underwriters Laboratories Make sure electrical toys and Inc. (UL)is an independent, not- Now that the holidays are over, take down your dec- orations and start the New Year safely, advises the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), the not-for-profit product safety testing organ- ization. According to the NFPA, 20 percent of home fires attributed to Christmas trees occur in January. "Christmas trees can be a significant fuel source if a fire occurs in your home," said Lorraine Carli, NFPA assistant vice president of commun- ications. "Dried-out trees burn easily and should not be left in a garage or placed against the house. We recommend you remove your tree from the home and dispose of it properly as soon as your Christmas cele- bration ends." "Even well-watered trees dry out after four weeks," John Drengenberg, consumer affairs manager for UL, explained. "So if your real tree went up right after Thanksgiving, it should be appliances have the UL Mark. -Use the gripping area provided on the plugs to unplug electric decorations. Don't pull plugs from electrical outlets by the cord. Yanking or tugging on the cord can damage the cord's wire find insulation and could for-profit product safety certi- fication organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than 110 years. UL tests more than 19,000 types of products annually, and more than 20 billion UL Marks appear intended by the safety stand- ards." "Many people don't realize that holiday lights should only be up for a limited time," Drengenberg continued, "The safety standards are developed discarded after Christmas and lead to an electrical shock or on products each year. not NewYear's Day." fire_when Worldwide, UUs family of \\ Carli and Drengenberg also putting away companies and its network of~ I remind you that Christmas trees electrical light strings, take time serwce providers include 62 aren't the only holiday dec- to inspect for flaws. Check each laboratories, and testing and orations that need prompt light set for broken or cracked certification facilities. For more attention after the holidays,sockets, frayed or bare wires and information, visit "Leaving your decorations loose connections, , out for several months or even -Dispose of worn or broken About NFPA all year not only aggravates your light sets and replace them. Do NFPA has been a worldwide neighbors," Carii said, "but it not place a faulty set of lights leader in providing fire, also leaves the wires exposed to back into the storage box for electrical, building, and life rain, snow, cold, the sun, next year's use. Store electrical safety to the public since 1896. squirrels and birds longer than decorations away from children The mission of tile international and pets to ensure that cords and nonprofit organization is to wires are not damaged in reduce the worldwide burden of storage, fire and other hazards on the -Store electrical decorations quality of life by providing and in a dry place where they can not advocating consensus codes and be damaged by water or standards, research, training and dampness, education. Visit NFPA's Web site anticipating a maximum of 90 -To keep from having a at ]EMERGENCY?Dial911 ]l SPHS to host Future Stars boys' t basketball tournament 2/6 & 7 St. Paul High School will division, and-the cost will be host the fourth annual Future $100 per team. Each team is Stars youth boys' basketball guaranteed three games, and a i tournament February 6 and 7. discount will be offered to Divisions will include fourth groups entering teams in both and fifth grades, and sixth and divisions. seventh grades. For more information, call The tournament will be openPatrick Damron at 276-328- m the first eight teams in each 8913 or276-219-7964. Mid-Atlan_ti9's Largest Antique Market! ( ) DC BIG FLEA MARKET 'JANUARY 9-10--DULLES EXPO CENTER ~ - 4368 Chantilly Shopping Ctr, Chantilly, VA 20151 DON'T LEAVE YOUR , ~ ~, ~ 495 to 1-66W...Exit S3B to 28N...3 Miles to Willard Rd " ..... :'2 HUGE BUILDINGS! OVER I TO0 BO0111S. DOG OUT IN THE COLD Antiques G Collectibles t For inforrnatiorl on canine winter "~ ~ l,~ n | F ~ nurgam rrzces. ! , " [ ca, 919-eaa-9767. : 2: $8I 98m-6pm....$un 118m-5pm , Adm $lO....G00d for Both Bldgs g Both Days! ...... 757-961-3988