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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, January 26, 2017 Kingsport Speedway, Lonesone Pine i Raceway host- ing mall show at Johnson City The Kingsport Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway Mall Show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at The Mall at Johnson City. The annual season pre- view event features nearly 30 race cars and drivers 19cated throughout the mall. Fans get the opportu- nity to meet drivers and see the race cars up close, while also being able to see what is happening in 2017 at Kingsport Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway, This is the first time that The Mall at Johnson City has hosted this event, or an event of this type, and they are ready to roll race cars into the 80 plus store facil- ity. "Everyone here at The Mall at Johnson City is excited about this new and 'unique event," said Kalonn Roberts, director of mar- keting for The Mall at Johnson City. "It is sure to be a fun and exciting day for all !" For the past three years, the mall show has been held at the Kingsport Town Center. This season, with the Kingsport Town Center undergoing renovations and management changes, the event is unable to take place there. "We can't thank the Kingsport Town Center enough for hosting us the past three seasons," said Karen Tunnell, Kingsport Speedway general manag- er. "Our gratitude also goes out to The Mall at Johnson City for helping this event to continue. We are so excited for them to host our event! "The staff at The Mall at Johnson City have been great to work with, and our fans and race teams are sure to be treated to a great event." The event will kick off on Saturday morning at 10 a,m. and come to an end when the mall closes at 9 p.m. 3rd Annual Spartan Classic Eastside Boys Basketball will host the 3rd Annual Spartan Classic Basketball Tournament - February 17th- 19th. The tournament is open for boys grades 4-5, 6-7, and 8-9. Co-ed teams will be allowed in the 2-3 divi- sion.Tournament is well organized with VHSL ref- erees and excellent gyms. Trophies will be awarded to l st/2nd place teams in each division. Entry fee is $110 with a three game guarantee and multi-team discount: For more infor- mation,, please contact Eddie Boles at (276) 393- 8017 or Greg Powers at (276) 275-3844. agriculture class visits farm The Castlewood High School Agriculture class recently attended Jessee Livestock, a farm locally owned by Howard Jessee. A group of more than fifty students went on the edu- cational trip to learn how to properly care for cattle. While at Jessee Livestock, students learned how to correctly apply wormer, administer vaccinations, dehorn, and tag cattle. When the group was being taught how to properly vaccinate the cattle, Mr. Howard Jessee described in great detail about how the vaccinations work and what kind of diseases the vaccinations prevent. Mr. Walt Graham, a drug repre- sentative for Boehringer Ingelheim, also offered professional information and advice for the students. Most importantly, each stu- dent participated in the hands on experience which will be crucially important for any career in the agri- culture field. "Each and every student was highly satisfied with the experi- ence and we are looking forward to possibly taking another trip to Jessee Livestock in the near future," said Mr. Zach Addington, the Agriculture teacher and FFA (Future Farmers of America) spon- sor of Castlewood High School. SWCC offers Driver's Manual course Are you 19 years of age or older and have failed the qcritten test at the DMV three times? Are you under 19 years of age and failed the written test at the DMV three times, but have suc- cessfully completed the Classroom component of (Re-examination) course. This course will be offered on the following dates: January 28, February 18, March 18 and April 29, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Buchanan Hall room 106. Students must complete the 8-hour class- the driver education pro-room requirement before gram? Are you required toreceiving a certificate to complete a re-examinationsubmit to .Ihe DMV. course before being Tuition for the Driver's allowed to take the test Manual Course (Re-exami- 8gain? Southwest Virginianation course) is $100.00. Registration and tuition days prior to the class. Students under 19 years of age must present your cer- tificate of completion for the classroom component of driver education. Register on-line at http://sw.edu/cwes/drivers- manual/ or for additional information, contact the Driver Training Services office atSouthwest Virginia Community College by calling 276.964.7369 or emailing The Pat Summitt Clinic opens to advance Alzheimer's care and honor legendary coach create the clinic, with the foundation launching a 5- year, $2.5 million fundrais- ing campaign to provide partnership funding to help the medical center create the 7,500 square-foot-clin- ic. "Morn fought Alzheimer's head on and when faced with the diag- nosis, just as she handled every opponent she ever faced, she never hid in the shadows and she never admitted defeat." said Tyler Summitt. "Now with the opening of the clinic, in a way she's won her final game against Alzheimer's and the proof is the trophy that is The Pat Summitt Clinic. More victories for mom will come with every patient and caregiver that walks through those doors and is impacted by this clinic," The need for the clinic and its growth capabilities in the Knoxville and Southeast region is immense. While The University of Tennessee Medical Center currently provides care for 3,000 patients and families facing Alzheimer's and other dementias, there is a wait- ing list for appointments. According to Landsman, As the number of patients afflicted by Alzheimer's disease grows to epidemic proportions in the United States, The University of Tennessee Medical Center has opened The Pat Summitt Clinic to expand its treatment capa- bilities, research initiatives and family support and educational programs for Alzheimer's and other dementias. The clinic opening fulfills the wishes of the late Pat Summitt, the legendary lorigtime coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team who raised national awareness about Alzheimer's after being diagnosed with the disease in 2011. Summitt passed away m 2016. "The establishment of The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center allows'us to dramatically increase our research, clin- ical trials, treatment, edu- cation, family caregiver support and other critical elements relative to the growing need for Alzheimer's related servic- es throughout our region and beyond," said. Joe Landsman, president and CEO of The University of Tennessee Medical Center. "It's fitting that the clinic honors the unparalleled drive, determination and commitment that Coach Pat Summitt demonstrated, and taught so many of us, whether it was in an effort to win a national champi- onship or on a mission to seek an end to a terrible disease. The latter will prove to be Pat's greatest legacy." The number of Americans with the disease currently stands at approxi- the medical center is aggressively recruiting nationally recognized physicians and other experts in the field to help the clinic double its patient volumes in the coming years to accommodate the estimated need of approxi- mately 6,000 patients and families. Additionally, as the medical center grows its Alzheimer's research and clinical trials initia- tives, there are plans to cre- ate a 2,500-squareTfoot Community College is edna.sizemore@sw.edu. offering a Driver's Manual must be submitted five mately 5.5 million and is research lab to complement .................................................................................................................................................................................... i .......... ........ expected to nearly triple, to the clinical space. ~l~i 16 million, by the year The Pat Summitt Clinic 2050. , is located in the Brain & Tu,r.day, F~boTtromla)O-4e~pra..$essiont ................... Shortly after Summitt s Spine Institute at The diagnosis, she and her son, University of Tennessee Tyler Summitt, created The Pat Summitt Foundation, with a mission to award grants to non-profit organi- Zations dedicated to mak- ing advances in care and research aimed at finding a cure for Alzheimer's. In January 2015, with Coach Summitt in attendance, The University of Tennessee Medical Center and The Pat Summitt Foundation announced the formation of a strategic partnership to Medical Center. It is led by medical director Dr. Roberto Fernandez, a nationally recognized neu- rologist and researcher and a leading expert on Alzheimer's disease. Femandez said he and his ' multi-disciplinary team will pursue research in efforts to find medications or treatments that can slow or possibly even reverse cognitive decline in patients. Additionally, he Tuesday~ Feb. 7 from 6:00 .. 9:00 pm - Session i! Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 9:00 am - I 2:00 pm - Session ill St. Paul Recreation Rooms 16550 Tozeweif St, St. Paul, VA RSVP by Feb, and t~ke a su~c~y *~ heip guide ghe Strategic Plant Refreshments provided plans to tie basic science with r al-world clinical experiences of patients, as connecting the elements, he said, could lead to find- ings that certain lifestyle or other changes may result in quality of life improve- ments for those facing the disease. The patient focused approach is evident in numerous design elements of the clinic. A large aquar- ium in the lobby of the clinic, artificial lights behind shudders against the walls inside patient rooms that simulate appealing natural light, and a careful selection of mate- rials and color schemes throughout the clinic are all meant to provide a sooth- ing and comforting envi- ronment for patients and visitors, according to med- ical center representatives. "Pat's vision for The Pat Summitt Foundation was to make a difference in this disease starting here in East Tennessee through funding of education, patient and caregiver care, and clinical research," said foundation advisory board chair, James A. Haslam, II. "The opening of The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a realiza, tion of that vision that will have an impact on thou- sands of lives now and in the years to come." Representatives from the medical center and the foundation announced the opening of the clinic at a small event for Summitt's family, Lady Vol family, and those instrumental in the creation of the clinic. Landsman acknowledged that the first few patients of The Pat Summitt Clinic were actually seen in late December, as team mem- bers felt strongly about ensuring that Summitt's legacy to advance care for Alzheimer's disease occurred in the same year as her passing. The medical center and foundation also will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 - 4 p.m., where members of the public can receive a tour of The Pat Summitt Clinic. For more information about The Pat Summitt Clinic or for vol- unteer opportunities at the clinic, visit www.utmed- icalcenter.org/pat-summitt- clinic. US Hwy 58 Castlewood, VA (276)762-2311 . 1 '800-834-3325 www.morganmcclu reauto.com