Monthly Archives October 2013

WYTHE COUNTY TO OFFER FREE WEATHER CLASS TO RESIDENTS

Weather PicWythe County officials announced plans to host a free severe weather course, aimed at providing the general public with the necessary knowledge to spot severe weather patterns early.

The class is slated to be held at the Wytheville Community College (Grayson – 219) on December 2, 2013, and has been scheduled to last from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Students attending this National Weather Service (NWS) sanctioned course will be trained in understanding the basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, identifying potential severe weather and basic severe weather safety.

The program was first developed in the 1970s and has been credited with enabling NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods.

“In recent years, severe we...

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VIDEO: Wythe County Board of Supervisors – October 22, 2013

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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

  1. Wear a costume that fits so you don’t trip over it.
  2. Make sure your costume lets you see and hear well.  If possible, wear face paint instead of a mask.
  3. Choose a costume that is light in color or put “glow in the dark” patches on it so you are easily seen.
  4. Carry a flashlight to help you see in the dark and to help others see you.
  5. Cross the street at corners, and never between parked cars.
  6. Go trick-or-treating with a trusted grown-up.
  7. Visit only people you know, such as friends, neighbors, and relatives.
  8. Let a trusted grown-up check all treats before you eat them.

 

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Wythe County & Wytheville Youth Football – 2013 PLAYOFF Schedule

20131008 Kirk H TrophySaturday, October 19th @ George Wythe High School

10:00am – GAME #11 – Junior Varsity –  Rural Retreat Indians White vs Wytheville Maroons Silver

11:15am – GAME #12 – Max Meadows Pioneers vs Sheffey Wildcats

12:30pm – GAME #13 – Sheffey Wildcats vs Wytheville Maroons

2:00pm – GAME #14 – Wytheville Maroons White vs Jackson Eagles

 

Saturday, October 26th @ Fort Chiswell High School

9:30am – Junior Varsity Cheer Mania

10:45am – Varsity Cheer Mania

 

SUPER BOWL XVIII

12:30PM – Junior Varsity – GAME #11 winner vs. GAME #12 winner

2:00pm – Varsity – GAME #13 winner vs. GAME #14 winner

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COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES TO OFFER FREE ADOPTIONS

Wythe County’s Department of Animal Control has teamed up with local businesses in an effort to offer free dog adoptions throughout the month of October.

Sponsored by Bob Huff Chevrolet – Buick – GMC and Huff Ford – Subaru, the program is part of a national movement, known as “Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month.”

Throughout the month, the two car dealerships will alternate paying the shelter’s $20 adoption fee per new pet owner.

In addition to having the adoption fee covered by the Wytheville dealerships, new adoptive pet owners will be given a “goodie bag” containing several coupons and discount cards to local businesses; including, one free grooming session to A Dog’s World Pet Spa, a Petco treat bag, and one free consultation to Shine Dog Training.

“We’re excited to be partn...

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WYTHE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION CELEBRATE 18th YEAR OF YOUTH FOOTBALL SUPER BOWL

20131008 Kirk H TrophyThis coming February, the National Football League will be celebrating the forty-eighth edition of the Super Bowl. On a local level, Wythe County’s Department of Parks and Recreation will be celebrating a milestone of its own – youth football’s Super Bowl XVIII.

For the eighteenth straight year, junior varsity and varsity teams from the Town of Wytheville, as well as Wythe and Bland counties will compete in youth football’s regional championship, referred to as the Youth Football Super Bowl.

Winning teams will have their name affixed to the Kirk Heldreth Memorial Trophy, named in honor of the late Kirk Heldreth, a Rural Retreat resident and youth sports volunteer.

Tournament games begin October 8 and continue throughout the month, until festivities culminate on Saturday, October 26...

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Wythe County & Wytheville Youth Football – 2013 PLAYOFF Schedule

FootballTuesday, October 8th @ Scott Mem:

6:00pm – GAME #1 – Junior Varsity – Wytheville Maroons vs. Jackson Eagles

7:15pm – GAME #2 – Varsity – Max Meadows Pioneers vs. Rural Retreat Indians Orange

Saturday, October 12th @ RRHS

9:00am – GAME #3 – Junior Varsity – Rural Retreat Indians White vs. GAME #1 winner

10:15pm – GAME #4 – Junior Varsity – Wytheville Maroons Silver vs. Bland Co. Bears

11:30am – GAME #5 – Junior Varsity – Max Meadows Pioneers vs. RR Indians Orange

1:00pm – GAME #6 – Junior Varsity – Rural Retreat Indians Black vs. Sheffey Wildcats

2:15pm – GAME #7 – Varsity – Sheffey Wildcats vs. Bland Co. Bears

3:30pm – GAME #8 – Varsity – Wytheville Maroons vs. Rural Retreat Indians White

Tuesday, October 15th @ Scott Mem:

6:00pm – GAME #9 – Varsity – ...

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WYTHE COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN FIRE PREVENTION WEEK PARADES

IMG_0429Wythe County’s fire departments have a busy week planned, as they are set to participate in several Fire Prevention Week parades and events throughout our region.

In addition to sending trucks to participate in the fire prevention parades of neighboring localities, including Galax and Pulaski, local fire departments will be fielding trucks to showcase their department’s resources in Wytheville’s fire prevention parade, slated for Saturday, October 12, 2013.

The Wytheville Fire Prevention Parade will begin at 7 p.m., inside the Kmart parking lot and will continue westward down E. Main Street, before turning onto Fourth Street and concluding at Spiller Elementary School.

Local firefighters will also be playing an active role in local schools throughout the coming week, as they will be ...

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