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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, January 14, 2016 St. Joseph students returning to St. Paul March 5 From left to right - Joseph Johnson, former member of the Virginia House of Delegates; David Matlock, executive director at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center; Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King University; Saul Hernandez, member of the Board for the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. Family Nurse Practitioner program available in Abingdon Southwest Virginia reg- istered nurses have an additional option to further their education and skill set. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between King University and Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center was signed on Jan. 7, 2016. Beginning Jan. 2016, King University will offer the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program as part of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Va. "We are grateful for our growing partnership with Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center," said Matt Roberts, Ed.D., vice president for Academic Affairs at King University. "This is a tremendous opportunity for nurses in our region to achieve their dreams of not only further- ing their education but also continuing to provide excellent health care to our community as a family nurse practitioner." "The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center is excited to partner with King University to bring the Nurse Practitioner program to Southwest Virginia," says David Matlock, executive director at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. "The Higher Education Center has a strong history of contribut- ling to the regional work- force, and this new pro- gram will expand our com- mitment to workforce preparation in healthcare." "This is the first King University FNP program in Virginia," says Dr. Cecelia Lynn Holden, DNP, MEd, MSN, RN, CEN. "The effects of this new offering in Southwest Virginia include improved health- care and increased job opportunities. The higher education community is excited because students can become an advanced practice nurse through Virginia sites and schools." King's MSN FNP pro- gram is part of the University's Graduate, Professional, and Online Studies programs (GPS), which offers degree pro- grams one day per week in convenient locations. "The FNP program is designed with the working nurse in mind," said Mona Salyer, assistant vice president of Enrollment Management GPS for the Tri-Cities. "While courses are set at an accelerated pace, stu- dents will be able to achieve their goal of advanced practice nursing and balance work, family, and school." The MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The FNP concen- tration will provide gradu- ates with advanced practice role preparation, knowl- edge, and diagnostic rea- soning skills in the care of children and adults across all ages within a family framework. This culturally sensitive care includes health promotion, disease prevention, and manage- ment of common acute and chronic long-term health alterations. This care occurs in health depart- ment clinics, private prac- tice offices, HMO clinics, community-based health centers, hospital clinics and units, correctional facilities, and other settings providing health care where nurses are commit- ted to providing quality, cost-effective care. "The MSN FNP pro- gram will be conducted both online and in person over five semesters," says Holden. "The core courses in the MSN program will be offered online while the FNP courses are offered face-to-face on Tuesdays. Through exceptional com- munication, faculty are able to mirror the online experience with that of the classroom experience." The first cohort will include 18 students. "We anticipate increasing the number of students accept- ed to the program to 24 the following year," comments Holden. Upon graduation, stu- dents must pass a national certification exam to be licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Students must specify and apply for the state in which they plan to practice. Tennessee and Virginia offer multi-state compact licensure, which states a Family Nurse Practitioner can be licensed in only one of the two states, and it is reciprocal for the other. Additionally, FNP's must also continue to keep their RN license current. Prospective students interested in enrolling in King University's MSN Family Nurse Practitioner cohort in Abingdon, Va., beginning spring 2016 are encouraged to contact King's Office of Admissions at admis- or 800.362.0014. For additional informa- tion, contact Laura Boggan, associate director of communication for King University, at 423.652.4707 or David Matlock, executive direc- tor at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center at dmatlock@ Calendar From Page 1 "to learn, to share and to perpetu- ate family history." William T. Fuller 276-623-3410 or fuller- jr1942@ JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facili- ties and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, RO. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Please make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meetings are on the second Tuesday. All meet- ings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Coeburn-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coeburn VFW Post from 9am-3:30 pm third Thursdays except June. COMMUNITY CENTER- The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495-8473. FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confi- dential HIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386- 1312. FREE GED CLASSES-Free GED classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offer- ing free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home computers, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more infor- mation, call GED Online Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through A group of 32 students from St. Joseph University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be arriv- ing in St. Paul on March 5, 2016, where they will spend their spring break. These students are partici- pants in their school's Appalachian Experience, (APEX) volunteer commu- nity service program. This will be the fifth year stu- dents have traveled to St. Paul. They are very excit- ed at the prospect of seeing what those who came before them are talking about. Usually there are one or two who make a return trip because they enjoyed our area and peo- ple so much. To make this trip possible, these students do their own fundraisers to cover personal expenses. Their goal is to help others while experiencing the small town culture that is much different than what is part of their daily lives. The students work projects will be facilitated this year as in the past byGlenda Lane, Students will be housed at Castlewood High School and their breakfast will be provided there so as to allow them to interact with high school students in a small town atmos- phere. Lunches and Dinners will be provided by area churches and busi- nesses. Work projects can be almost anything from painting, some carpentry, yardwork and cleanup. In their free time, students have in the past visited some local points of inter- est which include every- one's favorite, the Breaks Interstate Park. They also visit and enjoy a presenta- tion from Estonoa as well as the Old Russell County Courthouse. They love visiting the local stores and talking with our friendly people. If you see any of these students on the streets, please greet them with a Southwest Virginia welcome. news Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alternative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information concerning GED testing. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at Visit the library and check out a book today ...... Fire (a compan- ion to Graceling) by Kristin Cashore It is not a peaceful time in the dells. The young king Nash clings to his throne while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. The mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves and lawless men. This is where fire lives. With a wild, irresistible appearance and hair the color of flame. Fire is the last remaining humhn mon- ster. ~Equally hated and adored, she has the unique ability to control minds, but she guards her power, unwilling to steal the secrets of innocent people. Especially when she has so many of her own. Visit our school website for updates at http ://chs.russell.k / Visit http://www.cum- a current listing of Blue Devil sports' schedules. Support the Blue Devils by joining the Booster Club. Meetings held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Breakfast Mondays-- biscuit, cereal/toast, fruit, milk. Breakfast Tuesdays-- breakfast pizza, cereal/toast, fruit, milk. Breakfast Wednesdays--pancakes with syrup, cereal/toast, fruit, milk. Breakfast Thursdays-- Pop Tarts, cereal/toast, fruit, milk. Breakfast Fridays-- chicken biscuit, cereal/toast, fruit, milk. Breakfast $1.60, reduced $.30; Lunch $2.50, reduced $.40; Adults $2.10 (breakfast) and $3.10 (Lunch) After School and Morning Remediation-- Also, students and parents are reminded that Morning Remediation, After School, and Opportunity School is now available to all Castlewood High School students. A calendar is given to all students detail- ing the times, locations, and activities for the month. Transportation and a free snack are provided each day. Morning remedi- ation is open to all CHS students 7:30 to 8:30 Monday through Friday. Students should listen to announcements for sched- ule changes--Library Open (M/~/F 7:30-8:30); Earth Science Remediation (All Students) (T/TH 7:30- 8:30----Couch Room 113); English Remediation (All Students) (M-F--Altizer Room 126); Social Studies Remediation (All Students) (M/W 7:30-8:30-- Marshall Room 201) (T/TH 7:30-8:30 Rasnick Room 203); Math Remediation (All Students) (T/WfF/F 7:30-8:30-- Higgins Room 107); Math Remediation (All Students) (T/TH 7:30-8:00--Austin Room 112); (Technology Lab (All Students) (M-F 7:30-8:30--Alien Room 218). Thursday, January 14----JV and Varsity Girls Basketball at Honaker at 6:00. Thursday, January 14--Lunch Pizza, Veggie Strips/Ranch . Dressing, Corn, Fruit, or Mozzarella Cheese Stix/Marinara. Friday, January 15--JV and Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball home against Thomas Walker at 6:00. Friday, January 1 5 -- L u n c h Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Baked Wedge Fries, Fruit, or Fish Sandwich. Saturday, January 16--Wrestling Dual at Eastside at 10:00. Monday, January 18--Academic Team home against Thomas Walker at 6:00. Monday, January 18--JV and Varsity Girls Basketball home against Lebanon at 6:00. Monday, January 18---Lunch Chicken Nuggets, Roll, Whipped Potatoes, Carrots, Fruit, or Rib Patty. Tuesday, January 19--Lunch Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Biscuits with Gravy, Hash Rounds, Salsa, Fruit, or Mozzarella Cheese Stix/Marinara. Wednesday, January 20--Lunch Ham and Cheese Sub, Chips, Fruit or Ham and Cheese Sub. Thursday, January 21-- Lunch Pizza, Veggie Strips/Ranch Dressing, Corn, Fruit, or Mozzarella Cheese Stix/Marinara. Friday, January 22--JV and Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball at Rye Cove at 4:00. Friday, January 22-- Lunch Mini Corn Dogs, Green Beans, Fresh Vegetables, Fruit or Chicken Fries. Monday, January 25--JV Girls and Boys Basketball at Eastside at 6:00. Monday, January 25--Lunch Chicken Sandwich, Whipped Potatoes, Carrots or Peas, Cookie, Fruit or Rib Patty. Tuesday, January 26--Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball at Eastside at 6:00. Tuesday, January 26--- Lunch Beef/Cheese Taco, refried Beans/Salsa, Fruit or Chicken Quesadilla. Wednesday, January 27--Lunch Ham and Cheese Sub, Chips, Fruit or Turkey and Cheese Sub. Thursday, January 28--JV Girls and Boys Basketball at JI Burton at 6:00. Thursday, January 28--Wrestling at Lebanon Tournament at 6:00. Thursday, January 28-- Lunch Pizza, Veggie Strips/Ranch Dressing, Corn, Fruit, or Mozzarella Cheese S tix/Marinara. Friday, January 29--Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball at JI Burton at 6:00. Friday, January 29--Meatloaf, Roll, Whipped Potatoes, Carrots, Fruit or Chicken Fried Steak. Tuesday, February 2--JV and Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball home against Twin Springs at 6:00. Wednesday, February 3--JV and Varsity Girls Basketball at Grundy at 6:00. Friday, February 5--JV and Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball at Thomas Walker at 4:00. Monday, February 8--JV and Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball home against Honaker at 6:00. Friday, February 12 JV and Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball home against Rye Cove at 6:00. Thursday, March 28-Friday, April 1--Spring Break (If days missed added to the end of the school year does not extend past June 10, 2016.) Thursday, April 7- April 10--FBLA State Leadership Conference in Reston, Virginia Thursday, April 14- April 16--Model General Assembly (MGA), Richmond, Virginia Monday, May 30-- Memorial Day for teachers and staff 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Coffee time at library invites senior citizens Community Meeting following at 7:00 pm. BOOK DISCUSSION-Book Discussion Group One of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pm. NARCONON COUN- SELING- Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseS Every Monday at 10 a.m. the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library will host Coffee Time for all area senior citizens. Seniors are invited to stop by the library from 10-11 a.m. and have a cup of coffee, tea, cider or hot chocolate and light refreshments. Visit with your friends, talk about the news going on in the area, read the local newspapers or browse through the library's maga- zine selections. Make plans to come by the library each Monday for coffee and conversation. For more information contact the J. Fred Library at 276-762-9702. Matthews Memorial Miss Krissy's Mtn Top Prim!tives Broad Street, St. Paul Open Mon-Sat 9-5 New line of Baby & Children Primitive Room De6or etc. New line of women's sc, arfs Ph 395-5360 or 395-1158 Layaways ava ila ble