2022-10-12 E-Edition

Fall Colors

Beautiful colors explode into brilliant hues as the cooler evening and warm day temperatures help to coax the leaves into achieving their colorful shades this autumn.

BOS Apprised About New Needle Exchange Program in Scott

Supervisors were updated last week on a program to be implemented in the county through the LENOWISCO Health District that collects used needles in an effort to slow the spread of communicable diseases. Reisa Sloce, chief operations officer for the health district, along with Michelle McPheron, nurse manager and Daniel Hunsucker, health educator, spoke at length about the agency’s plan […]

Comprehensive Harm Reduction Explained by the Health District

The LENOWISCO Harm Reduction Program is part of a comprehensive public health strategy, that is evidence-based, to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and other bloodborne pathogens among injection drugs users, their families, and the larger community. Comprehensive Harm Reduction (CHR) for persons who inject drugs includes, but is not limited to, provision of sterile hypodermic needles and syringes […]

Public Encouraged to Wear Purple on Oct. 20 for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For nearly three decades, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) has been observed nationally in October as an opportunity to bring light to the issue of domestic violence and its effects on victims, survivors, families and communities. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of physical violence by […]

Rix Quinn – Sidekicks

If you grew up in the 1950s through 1970s, television westerns introduced you to a thankless career. Here’s the job description. You work for a cowboy who travels constantly and appears to have no source of income. You don’t decide how you spend your day. You’ve got no house or apartment. Have you guessed your profession? Yes, that’s right…you are […]

June Carter Bequeaths Banjo to Fort Blackmore Resident

Last Friday morning, I drove over to the Pickin’ Parlor. It was my first visit in about a month. When I arrived in the parking lot, my good friend Nina Ketron was leaving. She and I talked for maybe 15 minutes. Nina always keeps me informed of various music groups who perform in our area. She mentioned Eric McMurray has […]

Eastman Seeking Candidates for 2023 Work-Based Learning Program

Eastman is recruiting candidates for its 2023 Work-Based Learning program for the spring and fall semesters. The program, now in its second year, provides productive work assignments in manufacturing for local students that build on their classroom-based instruction, allow them to gain employability skills and prepare them for future success. Currently, there are 10 students from West Ridge and Dobyns-Bennett […]

Participation Survey Open for Older Virginians

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) invites Virginia residents ages 60 and older to give their feedback on the Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA). The survey opens Oct. 13 and closes Oct. 27. To participate in the survey, please visit https:// polco.us/va2022. CASOA will inform the development of the next State Plan for Aging Services […]

Blue Ribbons

Lindsey McDavid of Nickelsville earned three first place blue ribbons for her canned goods at the Washington County Fair. She also won two third place ribbons in the same category.