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/ CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 3, 2013 Page 5 GED Testing Centers announce new "Practice Makes Perfect" testing policy to promote GED exam success Adults needing to take the learners will be directed to the Herring will direct GED GED Exam must now take an local adult education sites to candidates to the practice tefft Official GED Practice Test take the OPT at any class ses- locations and then register them (OPT) before they register for sion. These classes are located once they present-their OPT the actual exam at any of the conveniently across the region scores. C.lass locations and four local GED Testing with both daytime and evenilg schedules are also found at Centers. The OPT is a five hour class hours. OPT tests are scored www.race2Red.org test, a half-length GED Exam, immediately with results given A candidate's OPT score is that predicts scores on all five to each learner, made available the same day, subtests. The test is given free of "The OPT predicts scores on along with registration for cost at every adult education the five subtests of the GED- immediate flee GED testing. class site at every class session, writing, reading, social studies, GED .testing is conveniently With the new GED Exam math and science." Examiner offered at four centers located in coming in twelve months many Ramsey continued, "The Re- Jonesville, Gate City, Wise and adults are appearing at GED gional Adult Education Program Norton. On passing a part of the Testing Centers to try their hand currently pays the $58 cost of OPT, a candidate may take that at the current eight hour test. the GED Exam for those that part of the GED Exam while This increased testing volume is pass the OPT with funds from studying to complete other coming when decreased funding the Virginia Tobacco Indemnifi- subject areas. is available to support the full cation and Revitalization Corn- Waiver of the OPT policy is cost of testing. Use of the OPT mission. This makes the OPT possible with extenuating will allow testing resources to be doubly important to examinees." circumstances related to used on those candidates that are Adults who are already employment or scheduling. To storms, winds, and rains on the ready to test and not simply enrolled in local free adult discuss waiver options, call willing totest, education classes are familiar Rebecca Scott, Program first twelve days, beginning with Rebecca Ramsey, GED with the OPT test in their Manager of the Regional Adult January 6, will foretell the weat- Examiner at the Scott County preparation for the GED Education Program of Lees her to come throughout the new GED Testing Center and the Exam. Others who contact the Scott, Wise and Norton Public year. Elderbushes often bloom Norton GED Testing Center, four GED Testing Centers Schools at 877 RACE 2 GED out of season in honor of the notes that "Practice does make without the OPT scores will be (877.722.3243) or in Scott. Christ Child. Barnyard animals perfect and nearly all adults who directed by testing center staff to County 276-386-2433. kneel in prayer at midnight on pass the OPT pass the actual the classes for the OPT. The Regional Adult Educe- Christmas Eve, and until dawn GED Exam. The examinees Leah Herring, who registers tion Program offers free Adult on Christmas morning, ghosts are much more relaxed and have candidates at the Lee GED Education classes and online, are free to walk. improved scores with the Testing Center, enjoys her work learning throughout the region to . Join us amid decorations of confidence the OPT provides." with GED candidates in Lee prepare students for the GED The new "Practice Makes County. "It is so rewarding to Exam. For details on classes or, native greenery and candlelight. Perfect" testing policy will see adults use this second chance to register for the OPT at any Stay for old-timey refreshments assure greater success for GED to finish high school and move class, call Amy at 877 RACE 2 and for good fellowship to create Exam takers. Before registering forward." From her office at the GED (877.722.3243) or 386-. a holiday to cherish and remem- to take the GED Exam, adult Lee County School Board Office 2433 in Scott County. ber. ............ Wise Co. Sheriff' s office offers Young readers invited to enter "Letters About Literature" writing "Good Morning Wise County" The Wise County Sheriff's All eligible seniors are en- contest Ofce offers a free service to all seniors of Wise County and the couraged to sign up and use this The Virginia Foundation for 2013 with winners announced in City of Norton. The Good Morn- free service. To sign up call Wilma at 276-328-7114 and lea- the Humanities and the Library. early April 2013. The sub- ing Wise County program pro- ve your name and phone hum- of Congress invite students to mission address, guidelines and vides a volunteer to call and bey. enter the 2012-2013 "Letters required entry forms are check on the welfare of all You may also call Sheriff participants, to determine if they About Literature" reading and available at have food, heat in winter, and Oakes, or a member of his staff, at 276-328-3756. The only gradesWriting4cmpetitin'through 10 areStudentSasked toin statelettersabutliterature'rg'winners will receive aThreecash cooling in the summer. They also information required is your select a favorite book and write a prize and an invitation to the want to make sure participants in name, address, phone number, response letter to the author March 2013 Virginia Festival of the program are not being and a contact person in case of Postmark deadline is January 11, the Book. abused, mistreated, or neglected, emergency. 2013 High School Essay Contest explores online teacher iM i i, ii intimidation by students ..... !n !j If you were able to write a The first place winner will T-Roled H&S Roted law making it illegal for students receive $2,300 and the winning to try to intimidate their teacher essay will be published on the 80,000 Itile Tteodweor 4-Rib lll-Seoson online, what would it say? That's VBS website. Other awards in- Protection Limited Worronty Ireod Ilesign the basic question the Virginia elude $1,850 (second place), State Bar is asking students to $1,350 (third place), and hon- TRI-COUNTY TIRE address in this year's Law in orable mentions of $250 each. Society essay contest. All winners receive a plaque and SERVICE Virginia high school students copy of Strunk and White's are invited to submit essays for a Elements of Style. Awards will be II [NC chance to win the Law in Soc- presented in May at the winners' (276)762-9501 or (276) 762-9591 iety competition and cash prizes, schools. 11;I;18 [ost Riverside Olive Monday- fiidoy 8 o.m.- 5 grn. The contest is cosponsored by More information, including the Virginia State Bar's Litiga- contest rules and "last year's St. P0ul, 1 Z4Z83 S0turd/80.rn.- 1 p.nt tion Section and the VSB Corn- winning essay, is posted at munications Committee. The http://www.vsb.org/site/public/la LII-]i  'Od311mlq'lR!5" deadline for submissions is w-in-society/. February 13, 2013. The essay contest asks students to imagine they area South Vi gi ia Comm ity College legislative aide and write a law west r n un that addresses the following: Recent news reports have detailed attempts by students to Was Their First Choice! intimidate or torment teachers with disparaging Internet post- ings. Some of these postings include fake web sites and profiles, false accusations . of inappropriate behavior, or at- tempts to encourage other students to join in disruptive actions aimed at a teacher. Your job as a legislative aide is to draft a law that would make such postings illegal and then write a report to a General Assembly committee advocating for the law. In your report you should anticipate the arguments of those who oppose the law and address those arguments. All Virginia students age 19 or younger and enrolled in grades 9-12 or a home-school equivalent are eligible to submit an essay. : ..... Essays are limited to 1,000 word s , and are judged on how well they demonstrate the .stu- .: dent's understanding of the role Iaey [,: and value of the legal system in everyday life. Entries will be judged by Chelsea Asbury KaitlinHaywood attorneys, judges, and educators. Sophom6re Sophomore Sophomore The purpose of the contest is to awaken an interest in law and Great professors, great I made Southwest my By taking dual-enrollment apprciation of the U.S. tuition and the]act that the .first choice because of the classes through SWCC, I was Constitution. college is close to home, are wonderful scholarship and able to get a jump-start on .............. just some of the reasons I club opportunties! my college education! made Southwest my first CVTimes Deadlines: choice! Editorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press Make SWCC Your First Choice College Tod av! releases, calendar Celebrate the magic of "Old Christmas" The Historical Society of Russell County invites everyone to a celebration of "Old Christ- mas" at the Old Courthouse at Dickensonville on Sunday, Janu- ary 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Join Ron Shortt, formerly a member of Roadside Players from Ap- phlshop at Whitesburg, KY as he prforms music and shares sries from an earlier time. , "Old Christmas" was first cglebrated in the British Isles until the 1700's, after Pope Gregory XIII had dropped 11 days from the Julian calendar (put into effect by Julius Caesar) to make it correspond with the solar year. In the minds of the strictly religious, this upended the true birth date of Jesus. The English and Scots Irish who settled in the Southern moun- tains brought this holiday with them and held January 6 as the true Christmas. Their cele- bration centered ,around hearth and family - a time of gathering to sing traditional hymns and ballads, and listen to folktales handed down from times long past. Superstitions grew up around this sacred time. The fogs, ice I i i Cooking with M'Jdred... Rec00, by H, tb,a APPETIZER MEATBALLS 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pine- apples, drain 1 egg cup dry bread crumbs 1/8 teas. pepper lb. sausage % lb. ground beef Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Place pineapple and 2 tbsp. juice in a bowl. Add egg, bread crumbs and pepper to pineapple; mix well. Add sausage and ground beef; mix well. Shape into 1" balls; place in a greased baking dish. Bake 450 for 12-15 minutesor until no longer pink, drain. In a skillet, combine glaze. iGlaze: . cup brown sugar ', cup catsup ?A cup vinegar ; cup water 12 tbsp. Dijon-mayonnaise blehd ',reserved pineapple juice iAdd meatballs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer and stirl for 5-10 minutes or until healed through CHOCOLATE CARAMEL COOKIES il cup butter, softened '1 cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar, divided I cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs ;2 teas. vanilla 2 cups flour A cup cocoa ;1 teas. soda 1 cup chopped pecans, divided '1 pkg. Rolo candies (13 oz.) Cream butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa and soda. Add to creamed mixture and beat just until combined. Stir in A cup pecans. Shape dough by table- spoonfuls around each candy. In a small bowl, combine re- maining pecans and sugar; dip each cookie halfway. Place with nut side up on baking sheets. Bake 375 7-10 minutes or until top is slightly cracked. BUTTERMILK PUMPKIN PIE 1 cup sugar cup butter 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 4 eggs, divided tA cup buttermilk 1 teas. vanilla, divided I (15 oz.) can pumpkin I can sweetened condensed milk teas. ground cloves teas. ground nutmeg teas. ground ginger Beat sugar, butter and flour together until creamy. Add 2 eggs, buttermilk and % teas. vanilla beating well. Pour into pie crust. Bake 325 for 30 minutes. In another bowl, combine pumpkin, condensed milk, 2 eggs, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg and ginger, stirring until well blended. Pour over cooked buttermilk layers. Bake 35 minutes or until set. Makes 2-9 inch pies. PORK SAUERKRAUT CASSEROLE 1 can (27 oz.) sauerkraut, drained 4 cups frozen cooked hash brown potatoes 6 pork chops (1 inch thick) 1 can condensed tomato soup 1 onion, chopped cup water cup brown sugar 2 tbsp. vinegar Combine sauerkraut and hash browns. Put in 13x9" baking dish. Top with pork chops. Combine soup, onion, water, brown sugar and vinegar. Pour over chops. Bake uncovered 350 for 1 hours. I Classified advertising works...call 762-7671 I Make sure they're =wading about youl v i r  i n i a Virginia Press Services will run this business card PRESS size display ad across Virginia for one low pdcel For more details, m;;, contact Adriane at 804-52t-7585. S e r v i c e s .I.'l.E /IM CAREERS .............. BEGIN HERE Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. 5CHEV certified. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-245-9553 items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday WVVW.SW.EDU - 276.964.7238 V/TDD 276.964.7235 * Pare informaci6n en espafiol, llame Ud. 276.964.7751  EEO/AA / CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 3, 2013 Page 5 GED Testing Centers announce new "Practice Makes Perfect" testing policy to promote GED exam success Adults needing to take the learners will be directed to the Herring will direct GED GED Exam must now take an local adult education sites to candidates to the practice tefft Official GED Practice Test take the OPT at any class ses- locations and then register them (OPT) before they register for sion. These classes are located once they present-their OPT the actual exam at any of the conveniently across the region scores. C.lass locations and four local GED Testing with both daytime and evenilg schedules are also found at Centers. The OPT is a five hour class hours. OPT tests are scored www.race2Red.org test, a half-length GED Exam, immediately with results given A candidate's OPT score is that predicts scores on all five to each learner, made available the same day, subtests. The test is given free of "The OPT predicts scores on along with registration for cost at every adult education the five subtests of the GED- immediate flee GED testing. class site at every class session, writing, reading, social studies, GED .testing is conveniently With the new GED Exam math and science." Examiner offered at four centers located in coming in twelve months many Ramsey continued, "The Re- Jonesville, Gate City, Wise and adults are appearing at GED gional Adult Education Program Norton. On passing a part of the Testing Centers to try their hand currently pays the $58 cost of OPT, a candidate may take that at the current eight hour test. the GED Exam for those that part of the GED Exam while This increased testing volume is pass the OPT with funds from studying to complete other coming when decreased funding the Virginia Tobacco Indemnifi- subject areas. is available to support the full cation and Revitalization Corn- Waiver of the OPT policy is cost of testing. Use of the OPT mission. This makes the OPT possible with extenuating will allow testing resources to be doubly important to examinees." circumstances related to used on those candidates that are Adults who are already employment or scheduling. To storms, winds, and rains on the ready to test and not simply enrolled in local free adult discuss waiver options, call willing totest, education classes are familiar Rebecca Scott, Program first twelve days, beginning with Rebecca Ramsey, GED with the OPT test in their Manager of the Regional Adult January 6, will foretell the weat- Examiner at the Scott County preparation for the GED Education Program of Lees her to come throughout the new GED Testing Center and the Exam. Others who contact the Scott, Wise and Norton Public year. Elderbushes often bloom Norton GED Testing Center, four GED Testing Centers Schools at 877 RACE 2 GED out of season in honor of the notes that "Practice does make without the OPT scores will be (877.722.3243) or in Scott. Christ Child. Barnyard animals perfect and nearly all adults who directed by testing center staff to County 276-386-2433. kneel in prayer at midnight on pass the OPT pass the actual the classes for the OPT. The Regional Adult Educe- Christmas Eve, and until dawn GED Exam. The examinees Leah Herring, who registers tion Program offers free Adult on Christmas morning, ghosts are much more relaxed and have candidates at the Lee GED Education classes and online, are free to walk. improved scores with the Testing Center, enjoys her work learning throughout the region to . Join us amid decorations of confidence the OPT provides." with GED candidates in Lee prepare students for the GED The new "Practice Makes County. "It is so rewarding to Exam. For details on classes or, native greenery and candlelight. Perfect" testing policy will see adults use this second chance to register for the OPT at any Stay for old-timey refreshments assure greater success for GED to finish high school and move class, call Amy at 877 RACE 2 and for good fellowship to create Exam takers. Before registering forward." From her office at the GED (877.722.3243) or 386-. a holiday to cherish and remem- to take the GED Exam, adult Lee County School Board Office 2433 in Scott County. ber. ............ Wise Co. Sheriff' s office offers Young readers invited to enter "Letters About Literature" writing "Good Morning Wise County" The Wise County Sheriff's All eligible seniors are en- contest Ofce offers a free service to all seniors of Wise County and the couraged to sign up and use this The Virginia Foundation for 2013 with winners announced in City of Norton. The Good Morn- free service. To sign up call Wilma at 276-328-7114 and lea- the Humanities and the Library. early April 2013. The sub- ing Wise County program pro- ve your name and phone hum- of Congress invite students to mission address, guidelines and vides a volunteer to call and bey. enter the 2012-2013 "Letters required entry forms are check on the welfare of all You may also call Sheriff participants, to determine if they About Literature" reading and available at have food, heat in winter, and Oakes, or a member of his staff, at 276-328-3756. The only gradesWriting4cmpetitin'through 10 areStudentSasked toin statelettersabutliterature'rg'winners will receive aThreecash cooling in the summer. They also information required is your select a favorite book and write a prize and an invitation to the want to make sure participants in name, address, phone number, response letter to the author March 2013 Virginia Festival of the program are not being and a contact person in case of Postmark deadline is January 11, the Book. abused, mistreated, or neglected, emergency. 2013 High School Essay Contest explores online teacher iM i i, ii intimidation by students ..... !n !j If you were able to write a The first place winner will T-Roled H&S Roted law making it illegal for students receive $2,300 and the winning to try to intimidate their teacher essay will be published on the 80,000 Itile Tteodweor 4-Rib lll-Seoson online, what would it say? That's VBS website. Other awards in- Protection Limited Worronty Ireod Ilesign the basic question the Virginia elude $1,850 (second place), State Bar is asking students to $1,350 (third place), and hon- TRI-COUNTY TIRE address in this year's Law in orable mentions of $250 each. Society essay contest. All winners receive a plaque and SERVICE Virginia high school students copy of Strunk and White's are invited to submit essays for a Elements of Style. Awards will be II [NC chance to win the Law in Soc- presented in May at the winners' (276)762-9501 or (276) 762-9591 iety competition and cash prizes, schools. 11;I;18 [ost Riverside Olive Monday- fiidoy 8 o.m.- 5 grn. The contest is cosponsored by More information, including the Virginia State Bar's Litiga- contest rules and "last year's St. P0ul, 1 Z4Z83 S0turd/80.rn.- 1 p.nt tion Section and the VSB Corn- winning essay, is posted at munications Committee. The http://www.vsb.org/site/public/la LII-]i  'Od311mlq'lR!5" deadline for submissions is w-in-society/. February 13, 2013. The essay contest asks students to imagine they area South Vi gi ia Comm ity College legislative aide and write a law west r n un that addresses the following: Recent news reports have detailed attempts by students to Was Their First Choice! intimidate or torment teachers with disparaging Internet post- ings. Some of these postings include fake web sites and profiles, false accusations . of inappropriate behavior, or at- tempts to encourage other students to join in disruptive actions aimed at a teacher. Your job as a legislative aide is to draft a law that would make such postings illegal and then write a report to a General Assembly committee advocating for the law. In your report you should anticipate the arguments of those who oppose the law and address those arguments. All Virginia students age 19 or younger and enrolled in grades 9-12 or a home-school equivalent are eligible to submit an essay. : ..... Essays are limited to 1,000 word s , and are judged on how well they demonstrate the .stu- .: dent's understanding of the role Iaey [,: and value of the legal system in everyday life. Entries will be judged by Chelsea Asbury KaitlinHaywood attorneys, judges, and educators. Sophom6re Sophomore Sophomore The purpose of the contest is to awaken an interest in law and Great professors, great I made Southwest my By taking dual-enrollment apprciation of the U.S. tuition and the]act that the .first choice because of the classes through SWCC, I was Constitution. college is close to home, are wonderful scholarship and able to get a jump-start on .............. just some of the reasons I club opportunties! my college education! made Southwest my first CVTimes Deadlines: choice! Editorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press Make SWCC Your First Choice College Tod av! releases, calendar Celebrate the magic of "Old Christmas" The Historical Society of Russell County invites everyone to a celebration of "Old Christ- mas" at the Old Courthouse at Dickensonville on Sunday, Janu- ary 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Join Ron Shortt, formerly a member of Roadside Players from Ap- phlshop at Whitesburg, KY as he prforms music and shares sries from an earlier time. , "Old Christmas" was first cglebrated in the British Isles until the 1700's, after Pope Gregory XIII had dropped 11 days from the Julian calendar (put into effect by Julius Caesar) to make it correspond with the solar year. In the minds of the strictly religious, this upended the true birth date of Jesus. The English and Scots Irish who settled in the Southern moun- tains brought this holiday with them and held January 6 as the true Christmas. Their cele- bration centered ,around hearth and family - a time of gathering to sing traditional hymns and ballads, and listen to folktales handed down from times long past. Superstitions grew up around this sacred time. The fogs, ice I i i Cooking with M'Jdred... Rec00, by H, tb,a APPETIZER MEATBALLS 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pine- apples, drain 1 egg cup dry bread crumbs 1/8 teas. pepper lb. sausage % lb. ground beef Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Place pineapple and 2 tbsp. juice in a bowl. Add egg, bread crumbs and pepper to pineapple; mix well. Add sausage and ground beef; mix well. Shape into 1" balls; place in a greased baking dish. Bake 450 for 12-15 minutesor until no longer pink, drain. In a skillet, combine glaze. iGlaze: . cup brown sugar ', cup catsup ?A cup vinegar ; cup water 12 tbsp. Dijon-mayonnaise blehd ',reserved pineapple juice iAdd meatballs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer and stirl for 5-10 minutes or until healed through CHOCOLATE CARAMEL COOKIES il cup butter, softened '1 cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar, divided I cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs ;2 teas. vanilla 2 cups flour A cup cocoa ;1 teas. soda 1 cup chopped pecans, divided '1 pkg. Rolo candies (13 oz.) Cream butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa and soda. Add to creamed mixture and beat just until combined. Stir in A cup pecans. Shape dough by table- spoonfuls around each candy. In a small bowl, combine re- maining pecans and sugar; dip each cookie halfway. Place with nut side up on baking sheets. Bake 375 7-10 minutes or until top is slightly cracked. BUTTERMILK PUMPKIN PIE 1 cup sugar cup butter 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 4 eggs, divided tA cup buttermilk 1 teas. vanilla, divided I (15 oz.) can pumpkin I can sweetened condensed milk teas. ground cloves teas. ground nutmeg teas. ground ginger Beat sugar, butter and flour together until creamy. Add 2 eggs, buttermilk and % teas. vanilla beating well. Pour into pie crust. Bake 325 for 30 minutes. In another bowl, combine pumpkin, condensed milk, 2 eggs, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg and ginger, stirring until well blended. Pour over cooked buttermilk layers. Bake 35 minutes or until set. Makes 2-9 inch pies. PORK SAUERKRAUT CASSEROLE 1 can (27 oz.) sauerkraut, drained 4 cups frozen cooked hash brown potatoes 6 pork chops (1 inch thick) 1 can condensed tomato soup 1 onion, chopped cup water cup brown sugar 2 tbsp. vinegar Combine sauerkraut and hash browns. Put in 13x9" baking dish. Top with pork chops. Combine soup, onion, water, brown sugar and vinegar. Pour over chops. Bake uncovered 350 for 1 hours. I Classified advertising works...call 762-7671 I Make sure they're =wading about youl v i r  i n i a Virginia Press Services will run this business card PRESS size display ad across Virginia for one low pdcel For more details, m;;, contact Adriane at 804-52t-7585. S e r v i c e s .I.'l.E /IM CAREERS .............. BEGIN HERE Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. 5CHEV certified. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-245-9553 items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday WVVW.SW.EDU - 276.964.7238 V/TDD 276.964.7235 * Pare informaci6n en espafiol, llame Ud. 276.964.7751  EEO/AA