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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 15, 2009 Cathy Daughtery, executive secretary of Iota State, Delta Kappa Gamma Society Interna- tional, was the guest speaker during the fall meeting of the multi-chapter meeting of the Lonesome Pine Coordinating Council of Delta Kappa Gam- ma. :The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a pro- fessional honorary society of women educators. The Society promotes professional and per- sonal growth of its members and excellence in education. The Lonesome Pine Coordi- nating Council is composed of three chapter, Alpha Upsilon ATTTENDING MEETING...Among those who attended Delta Kappa Gamma's Lonesome Pine Coordinating Council fall meeting included, left to right, Judy Sabbatini, president of Alpha Chi chapter; Glenna Hensdill, Alpha Psi chapter, chairman of the Lonesome Pine Coordinating Council; Betty Humphreys, Alpha Psi, Iota State second vice president; Cathy Daughtery, executive secretary of Iota State; and Regina Willis, president of Alpha Psi. Judy Yates, president of Alpha Upsilon, was unable to attend the meeting. State officer speaks at DKG multi-chapter meeting Alpha Chi's honoree was Judy Sabbatini, a Spanish teacher at (Dickenson County), Alpha Chi (Lee County) and Alpha Psi (Wise County). During the meeting, each chapter honored a member for outstanding service to her chap- ter. Alpha Upsilon honored Brenda Baker, an English tea- cher at Pound High School. 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The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between February 1 and May 31 with enclosed planting instructions. The six to twelve inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge. Members also receive a subscription to the Foundation's bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book which includes information about tree planting and care. To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Flowering Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by January 31, 2009. Virginia residents can also join online at arbordav, org. Book Club Stop for any school bus loading or unloading children! IT'S THE LAWI The J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library in St. Paul will be establishing a library book club for adults in January 2009. Book Club meets will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. beginning January 22. ...... All meetings will be held at the NOTICE: library. Please come join us for our first meeting. We will be discussing the official name for our Book Club as well as choosing our first Book Club selection. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the library at 276- 762-9702. Au't Eucat'on I} Connection Karen Gent "= "' by Earning a GED certificate math to be laborious, he says, can became a family affair as it "My desire to succeed at what L has for one Buchanan County family. After an invitation from his sister Gertrude, Hassell Dot- son of Hurley, Virginia started attending a GED preparation class in April 2007 taught by Kay Lester at Hurley Element- ary School. Hassell says that he had thought about getting his GED for several years but had never had the courage to take the first step and go to a class. Eventually, Hassell, his sisters Gertrude Hurley and Betty McCoy, his brother-in-law Steve Hurley, and his son Wesley Dotson all attended the same class. They all worked together towards achieving the goal of earning a GED certificate. In 1974, Hassell Dotson dropped out of school after attending his first day of eighth grade. Hassell had grown up on Home Creek and had attended Big Rock Elementary School. After he finished the seventh grade, Hassell's family moved to Hurley. Beginning high school in a new location with- out his friends made Hassell feel out of place. Because he had struggled in school in pre- vious years, Hassell was sixteen years old when he began eighth grade. The fact that he was older than his classmates was another frustration for this young man. Shortly after quitting school, this then seventeen year old began doing odd jobs at mining sites. At age eighteen, he be- came a full-time employee in the mining industry and remain- ed there until he became disabled in 1999. When Hassell was invited to attend the GED class with his sister in 2007, his life was busy. Hassell explains that he takes care of his mother and gets up each morning at 5:00 am to prepare to see his grandson off to school. In spite of his schedule, he still wanted to make time to work on getting his GED. Hassell states, "I enjoyed the class very much and found it to be very helpful. It also presented a challenge for me." Even though Hassell found the had started kept me from giving up." i:!iiiii: Hassell Dotson Hassell expresess that the:: Official GED Practice Tests, ; which were offered in the:: classroom, were very beneficial= in his preparation for testing. Iw: addition to his class work;: Hassell set aside quiet time at: home to study. He also received;: help from a friend. -" Hassell recalls that hisii youngest son, Wesley, did not - complete high school. Hassell:  states, "I kept going for him. I: thought, if he sees me doing:: well, it will motivate him."-: Wesley has passed four of the  five tests and is currently pre-? paring to take the GED math: test. :, Hassell is happy to have: accomplished his goal. He: vocalizes that earning his GED certificate has given him a: sense of accomplishment and-: personal fulfillment. He says, "I: had been thinking about it for i several years but couldn't get? up enough courage to do so. I'm glad I did it." Hassell wants to say a= special thanks to his instructor: Kay Lester and to Joyce Presley : and Sandy Turner from the testing center. If you didn't complete high school, take time to earn your GED. Contact Southwest Re- gional Adult Education at 889 : 5424, or call toll-free at 1-866- 581-9935. 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