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Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, January 14, 2016 Readiness Certificate Earning a Career Readiness Certificate by • taking ACT's WorkKeys® ~assessment is part of the curriculum offered by Southwest Regional Adult Education. One may ask, "Why do we need a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) in Virginia?" Virginia businesses compete in a global mar- ketplace and must deliver the highest quality of goods and services at the most economical price. In order for businesses to do this, they must hire the most capable and produc- tive employees available to form their workforce. Workplace skill is impor- tant criteria for determin- ing who is hired, promoted, or in some cases, separat- ed. Individuals who seek employment must effec- tively communicate to potential employers the skills and abilities they offer. The CRC serves both the needs of the employer and job-seekers. The CRC and its foun- dational WorkKeys® sys- tem provide the employer a complete solution for applicant screening, employee selection, and skills development. The certificate will inform the hiring authority of a candi- date's current skills and the likelihood of job-related training being fully suc- cessful. GED® certificates, • high school diplomas, and Adult Education ,Connection even some college degrees cannot really "certify" that an individual has a certain workplace skill set. A CRC guarantees that an individ- ual can demonstrate the level of skills documented. In a highly Competitive job market, job seekers need to take advantage of every opportunity that gives them that edge above the rest. Virginia's CRC is a nationally recognized credential that can give the job Seeker that edge. Job seekers often get frustrated after looking for a job for several weeks and they complain that there are no jobs. The reality is that there are jobs available but employers are unable to hire because applicants who meet the qualifica- tions are difficult to fred. There is a gap between what employers ,need and the skills possessed by the individuals who are seek- ing employment. The WorkKeys® System, on which the CRC is based, is a tool that can be used to help applicants identify the required skills that are needed for the jobs in which they are interest- ed. The assessments that constitute the CRC (Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information) are workforce-based; therefore, the questions are based on situations that might occur in an everyday work environment. The results of the assessments can be used to identify the difference between skills needed and skills possessed. If it is determined that there is a gap, the gap can be addressed by using KeyTrain®, an online self- paced tutorial program that facilitates the user in gain- ing the skills necessary to qualify for the job of his/her choice. An appli- cant needs to retest only in the area of the skill deficit and then earn the level cer- tificate needed to qualify for the job of choice. For more information about Virginia's CRC, visit If you didn't complete high school, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581-9935 to sign up for a free GED® test preparation class or the National External Diploma Program. GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. P p=cs Compliments Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 Believing in the Holy Ghost When I was about five . years old,- my family moved to Miss Hazel Osborne's farm into an old two story house. Almost everyone who had lived there before we moved in said the house was haunt- ed. I remember one night my Uncle Bob and his fam- ily came for a visit. The adults were PlaYing a card game in the parlor so we kids decided to play hide showing was my head. He had one of the very In'st flash-lights I had ever seen. He got the light and told me that whenever the kids came into the hall to look for me to put that flash- light in my mouth and turn a reasonable explanation for all those noises we heard while living in that old house- usually mice or other small animals that would sometimes get into the attic or sometimes just the wind blowing tree it on. We had no electricity, limbs against the house. so it was dark in the hall. Many times we - as Sure enough, some of the Christians - find ourselves kids came running down believing in something the hall - trying to find me. that's not real. Now I do Well when they saw me believe in one ghost and Recip. by Mildred Helbert NUTTY OVEN-FRIED CHICKEN 1 cup biscuit/baking mix 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans 2 teas. paprika 1/2 teas, salt 1/2 teas. poultry season- ing 1/2 teas. rubbed sage chicken pieces 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1/3 cup melted butter Combine biscuit mix, pecans and seasonings. Mix well. Dip chicken pieces in milk; Coat gener- ously with biscuit mix mix- ture. Place~ in a greased baking dish. Drizzle butter over chicken. Bake uncov- ered 350 degrees for one hour or until juices run clear. ITALIAN CAKE 1 fudge marble cake mix 3/4 cup sugar 4 eggs 2 lbs. ricotta cheese 1 teas. vanilla 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix 1 cup milk 1'8 oz. Cool Whip Make cake as directed on box. Pour into greased and floured 9x13 pan. In another bowl, combine cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Spoon over top of unbaked cake. Bake 350 degrees for one hour. Cool. Mix pudding with milk; fold in Cool Whip. Spread over cake. Refrigerate overnight. AVOCADO SALSA 1-16 oz. package frozen corn, thawed 2 cans (2 1/4 oz. each) sliced ripe olives, drained 1 sweet red pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped 5 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 tbsp. white wine vine- gar 1 teas. dried oregano 1/2 teas. salt 1/2 teas. pepper 4 ripe avocados Combine corn, olives, red pepper and onion. In a small bowl, combine gar- lic, oil, lemon juice, vine- gar, oregano, salt and pep- per. Mix well. Pour over corn mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. BEEF AND POTATO BOATS 4 large baking potatoes 2 tbsp. butter 1 1/4 teas. salt, divided dash pepper 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk 1 lb. ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup shredded ched- dar cheese Wash potato skins and prick with a fork. Bake 400 degrees for 60 to 70 min- utes or until tender. Allow potatoes to cool to the touch. Slice a small portion off the top of each potato. Carefully scoop out the pulp, leaving a 1/4 inch shell. In a bowl, mash pulp with butter, 1/2 teas. salt, pepper and milk. Set aside. Cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink, drain. Cook 10 minutes. Add bacon, sour cream and remaining salt. Spoon into potato shells. Top each with mashed potato mix- ture. Sprinkle with cheese. Place on baking sheet. Bake 400 degrees 20-25 minutes. Virginians may sign up for emer- gency contact program at DMV The Virginia Participation is voluntary, in a serious crash or other Department of Motor Parents and guardians whoemergency, make sure law Vehicles (DMV) is now would like to enroll a child enforcement officers have registering customers forunder age 15 must first the information they need the commonwealth's obtain a child ID card for to get a loved one by your I Emergency Contact their child, side. Sign up today for Program. Customers may list up Virginia's Emergency The Emergency Contact to two emergency contacts. Contact Program." Program, which was DMV will securely store DMV offers three ways authorized by the Generalthe information and it will to sign up or make changes Assembly in 2015, gives only be available for use by to your emergency contact law enforcement a way to notify a participant's fami- ly or friends in the event of a serious crash or other emergency that leaves him or her unable to communi- cate. The program is free and available to residents with a valid Virginia driver's license, identification card, learner's permit, commer- cial driver's license, or temporary driver's license. law enforcement in an emergency. "Although we hope our customgrs never have to use it, We are pleased to be able to offer this service in the event that it may one day be helpful in an emer- gency situation," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the Governor's Highway Safety Representative. "Before you are involved information: 1 Online: Visit In person: Visit any DMV customer service center or DMV 2 Go mobile office. By mail: Send the completed form to Data Integrity Work Center, Virginia DMV, P.O. Box 27412, Richmond, VA 23269. Local students graduate and seek. It was too cold hanging on the wall with that is the Holy Ghost who University of the more than 40 major fields ter's degrees; certifications and dark to play outside so that flash-light, they almost was sent to be a leader and Cumberlands is pleased to of study; 10 pre-profes- in education; and online we were going to hide in tore the hinges off the door a guide for us. I alsoannounce 570 studentssional programs; ten gradu- programs. For more infor- the house. I had another trying to get to the room believe in a spirit and that completed their studies in ate degrees distributed over mation visit www.ucum: , uncle - Uncle John - who where the adults the Spirit of God. December 2015. A combi- eight areas, including two i was always playing tricks They were screaming and Neither of them can we seenation of undergraduate, doctorates and seven mas-~ ~, on anyone he could. He crying and telling the with our eyes - but they, are degreesgraduate wereand awardedd°ct°ral ~ '. was staying with us at the grown-ups that they had like the wind. We can t see based on completion of time and he told me he had seen a ghost in the hall. My the wind either, but we can . " requirements the perfect place for me to Uncle John laughed his certainly see the attributes " " The Wise County DUI Arrests. Local graduating stu i hide.There was a big nail in head off and so did I! The of it when we have damag- . - Sheriff's Office reports the Civil Process Served: dents include the hall where we hung kids that are still living still ing storms and hurricanes. : following activities for the 1,347 Civil Papers heavy coats. 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