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Alleghany Jubilee Ready to Go ‘ON THE AIR’

New Alleghany Jubilee on TV Logo
New Alleghany Jubilee on TV Logo

Imaging Specialists and the Alleghany Jubilee are partnering up to produce a television show featuring the Old-Time, mountain music that the Jubilee has presented for almost 18 years.

Jubilee owners, Ernest and Agnes Joines are experts at producing their unique and entertaining shows, but have teamed with ISI and the young technicians of Alleghany Community Television to record and broadcast these initial episodes (hopefully, the first of many). The team plans to produce a Christmas Show to be taped November 18, 2011.

Charles Scott, ACTV’s station manager, is listed as Director in the credits, but he has trained his crew so well, the position is almost unnecessary. According to Charlie, “Daniel Caudill is a Junior at Alleghany High School, but he already knows more than I do about the system we use.”

Daniel is a quiet young man who sat in the back of the auditorium adjusting sound levels and switching input from the two cameras, manned- or make that operated by other AHS students (and graduates) Destiny Blevins, Amber Call and Natalie Marion. Throughout the evening- nearly 3 hours!- these kids impressed us with their knowledge and skill.

Alleghany Community Television will broadcast the show in two parts, Thursdays at 7PM, just before the Alleghany Historical – Genealogical Society’s new interview show, Alleghany Memories.

DVDs of the entire show (both parts), as well as Alleghany Memories, will be available at The Sparta Store for $20.

Ernest in 1961, on I've Got a Secret
Ernest in 1961, on I've Got a Secret

Ernest Joines is a life-long, mountain musician and is listed on the Blue Ridge Heritage website. Ernest was featured on Gary Moore’s, I’ve got a Secret in 1961. His secret? He designed and operated a one man band.

Agnes Joines is on the town council and currently serves as Mayor pro tem of the town of Sparta. She also Chairman of the local Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission (BROC) and has organized and run an annual Hillbilly Variety Show for several years to raise money for the Alleghany Planning Committee, BROC’s local arm, which helps local citizens with winter heating bills and weatherization projects. They also help with the local Head Start and have a home garden seed distribution program.

Imaging Specialists helped with post production and graphics, generating opening and closing credits. ACTV is currently available in approximately 4500 households in the region across Alleghany Cablevision and Skybest Television.

Interested in sponsoring future episodes of the Jubilee? Contact Agnes at the Jubilee or Claire at:

The show is a mixture of music and what Ernest and Agnes call “Hillbilly Humor” and features local talent including:Hillbilly Wes, as emcee and Agnes Joines & Jeff Halsey, hosts.

DVDs will be available at the Jubilee or the Sparta Store on Main Street in Sparta or online at
DVDs will be available at the Jubilee or the Sparta Store on Main Street in Sparta or online at

The Rise & Shine Band
Billy Dancy, banjo
Charlie Edwards, guitar
Ernest Joines, mandolin
Charlie Kinzer, lead guitar
Wade Petty, fiddle
Kermit Pruitt, bass
Buster Royal, guest banjo

Special guests
Joe Irwin
Kermit Pruitt
Gary Joines

The Jubilee Line Dancers
Eve Blevins
Mary Jane Ciraco
Eula Raye Cook
Helen Crouse
Chloe Dollinger
Linda Edwards
Gloria Graham
Jerrie Howell
Jackie Maines
Grace Paisley
Joyce Pruitt
Sherry Smith
Carolyn Young

2010 Possum Queen Phoebe Brown & past honoree, Mary Pennington

The Possum Creek Boys
David Joines
Ernest Joines
Gary Joines
Ryan Lane

The show was sponsored by
Alleghany Jubilee
Imaging Specialists
Harold T. Long

You can purchase the DVD of Episode 1 at The Sparta Store.

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Summer Signs at ISI

Some of this Summer's signs and banners from Imaging Specialists
Some of the summer 2011 signage from Imaging Specialists.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Imaging Specialists is your best value for summer signage.

ISI’s colorful, cut-vinyl banners and corrugated signs are an attractive, affordable, and durable way for you to get noticed!

You’ve worked hard to build your business. You trust professionals to help with accounting, banking, computer networking- even lawn care. Why leave your public image in the hands of anyone less than experts?

We can build a design from your idea or sketch- no matter how rough. We learned a long time ago that nothing matters but our customer’s satisfaction.

Colorful, corrugated Quilt Guild signs for their Quilt Show in July
Colorful, corrugated plastic Quilt Guild signs for their Annual Quilt Show in July

What does your logo look like? Whether you need a resizable vector graphic for a van wrap, a cmyk version for print, jpgs for your newsletter or pms colors for a t-shirt design- whatever your need- ISI can give you the optimal color, resolution or format for your application.

Banners for the Alleghany Historical - Genealogical Society booth at the 2011 Blue Ridge Craft Fair
Banners for the Alleghany Historical - Genealogical Society booth at the 2011 Blue Ridge Craft Fair

In today’s economy, advertising is essential, if only to keep your name in front of potential customers. With over 23 years of experience in graphic arts, ISI can give your marketing the professional look it deserves.