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Shoe giveaway is Saturday

Buckingham Primary and Elementary School students have a chance to be part of a shoe giveaway Saturday from 10 a.m.–noon at the Carter G. Woodson Complex. Freebies and door prizes will be given away. The event is sponsored by Jenkins Donelson Foundation, The Wawa Foundation and Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band. For questions, call the Buckingham Primary School at (434) 505-0001.

Holiday Lake State Park offers public swimming at the beach until Labor Day weekend. There is a fee for beach swimming. Call or visit the website for park fees. Discount swim coupons and annual swimming passes are available at the park only. Visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state:parks/holliday-lake for more information.

Cheerleading tryouts for Buckingham County Public Schools’ junior varsity and varsity will be held Monday from 4-6 p.m.; Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring tennis shoes, appropriate dress, updated VHSL physical, snack or lunch and something to drink.

June 25 was the 100th birthday of Elaine Baxter, who resides in Whorleytown with family. A big dinner party was held Saturday in the cultural hall of the meeting house of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Attending were two daughters, a son-in-law and more than 30 of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Some came from Arizona, Utah and Texas for this event. On Sunday, after church services, cake and ice cream were served to the family and all others in attendance. Elaine said that she felt like queen for a day.

The 2017 Annual Livestock and Forage Field Day is set for July 25 at Virginia Tech’s SPAREC in Blackstone. Registration for a pre-dinner tour begins at 2 p.m. with tours beginning at 3 p.m. Dinner and guest speakers are at 5 p.m. RSVP to Margaret Kenny by emailing makenny@vt.edu or calling (434) 292-5331 by July 21.

Monday is the deadline to report 2017 cover crop, corn, cotton, CRP, grain sorghum, peanuts, soybeans, vegetables and tobacco in all Virginia counties. The following exceptions apply to acreage reporting dates.

• If the crop has not been planted by the applicable acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.

• If a producer acquires additional acreage after the applicable acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.

• If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing” or “seed,” then the acreage must be reported by Saturday. Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the applicable dates or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins. For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, contact your local FSA office.

The Farm Information Technology Program Grant is funded by Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Revitalization Commission. Farmers interested in information technology improvements are invited to apply for this program. Applications are currently being accepted with a deadline of July 31 at 4:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Extension Office. For questions, contact the Cumberland Extension office at (804) 492-4390.

Sherri Wise is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. Her email address is wisebuckingham@gmail.com and her telephone number is (434) 983-1393.

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