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"~ = = CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 28, 2010 P//~e 5 //' ~0 AdultConnection Education .... ,-,. by Karen Gent likely to drop out of school than children of employed parents. Children's literacy levels are strongly linked to the educa- tional level of their parents, especially their mothers. Adult education prepares parents to be- their child's first and most important teacher. The American Medical Association discloses that. 46% of American adults can not read and follow medical instructions. According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, senior citizens have the most difficulty. Adult education has pro- duced positive results in the area of corrections. Partici- pation in correctional education reduces re-arrest, re-conviction, and re-incarceration. According to the National Coalition for Literacy, only 1.5 million of the 20 million limited English speakers can access adult English language and literacy instruction. It has also been determined that 50% of adults without a high school diploma are learning disabled. The need for adult education is great. Undereducated adults limit the success of many initiatives such as training for jobs, keeping the nation com- petitive, improving the acad- emic achievement of children, providing alternatives for the incarcerated, improving the health of citizens, and helping individuals obtain the skills they need to obtain jobs and end their dependency on federal programs. Adult education can posi- tively impact individuals in many different areas of life. Contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 889-5424, or call toll-free at 1-866-581- 9935. Free classes are offered at convenient times and locations throughout Buchanan, Dicken- son, Russell, and Tazewell Counties. 11, .... What is adult education? Lult education is an education serving adults 18 years age and older, who are below the high ~hudOOl completion level with phasis on reading, numeracy, English literacy. Adult caters work with each adult ~tudent to design an individual learning plan that responds to he student's needs and goals. ~hese goals may include: get- ng a job, helping children with ihomework and being successful /m school, getting off welfare /and achieving a family sustain- ing income, learning the En- glish language, understanding U.S. culture, participating in society, obtaining a GED, and for preparing to enter college or other forms of training programs. According to the National Coalition for Literacy, there are two measures of need. Of the 200,000,000 adults in America, 43,000,000* have not finished high school (US Census). Of the 200,000,000 adults in Am- erica, 93,000,000 (45% of the adult population) function be- low the high school level. Adult education is important because 45% of the population has basic skills deficiencies. The services provided by adult education programs are valu- able to many sectors of society. American businesses lose more than $60 billion in pro- ductivity each year due to employees' basic skills defic- iencies (NatiOnal Institute for Literacy.). Furthermore, new jobs require advance skills. Public schools produce only 2% of the workforce annually. Ninety-eight percent of the annual workforce members are adults. The National Coalition for Literacv reports that children of parents who are unemployed and have not completed high school are five times more MOTORISTS: Stop for Pedestrians in the Library Crosswalk-- It's the law! [CONOMICAL i ~..-~ .. ,, AFFORDABI I .......~ ~'~ O.uAtrrY , ...andeve th)nglnbetween.,. Building Specials! ,~mmNmmmmm~=L DUl~:~)~ax/~lNu ,~.. ~/~lIRD' ~CON~ Buildings CORNER WEBB Some people collect because they want to grab onto a little graphic history of-art and the beauty of the days gone by. There are hundreds of collectibles out there, from advertising matches to classic automobiles. Old gas station items, such as Esso, Gulf, Sinclair, and many others are very collectible that have not lost their charm despite the economy. These gas station memorabilia are in demand as much as ever, the probability is these goodies are just not around for the collector to buy. In the first years that the Texas Fuel Company was start- ed, that was what the owners called it, later it was changed to Texaco. Texaco advertising items might be the most sought after than some of the others. These are some of the Texaco items that were sold at an public auction, Texaco carburetor cleaner, from the 1960's, $1250, Texaco tire patch, $12.50, Texaco radiator stop leak, some brought $7.50, up to $10,00, rubber repair kit, $10.00, Old Texaco toys made of tin sells very good, for instance, Texaco tanker truck, about 10 inches long, near mint, list price, $50- $60, Texaco motor oil tin cans, $5-$6, Texaco round thermo- meter, list price, $500-$600. Old gas station collectibles are like all other collectibles. The condition is the key, always buy the best you can find, and afford, junk is worth very little. Cory Dotson elected 2010 president of Wise Chamber The membership of the Wise board. County Chamber of Commerce recently elected new officers and board members for 2010. The results of the election were announced at the Chamber's An-nual Business Meeting held December 3, 2009, at Mosby's Restaurant in Norton. Replacing outgoing president Bob Spera, the new president for 2010 is Cory Dotson. He is a 1006 graduate of the Chamber's For- ward Wise County Leadership Development Program and has served as co-chair of the Cham- ber's Economic Development committee. Cory Dotson is a 1999 gra- duate of Radford University with a bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He currently is employed by First Bank & Trust where he serves as the Vice President/ Office Manager/Loan Officer at both the Wise and Norton locations. Dotson grew up in Wise and is a graduate of' J. J. Kelly High School. He currently lives in Wise with is wife Ash- ley and two sons Gavin and Eli. He was the 2009 President of the Norton Kiwanis Club and is a member of the Economic Re- structuring Committee for the Town of Wise.. The other newly elected exe- cutive officers are Rita McRey- nolds, "President Elect; Tim Blankenbecler, Treasurer; Pam Collie, Vice President of Econo- mic Affairs; Dick Houchins, Vice President of Public Af- fairs; Duane Akridge, Vice Pre- sident of County & Community Affairs; and Reisa Sloce, Vice President of Organizational Af- fairs. Past President Bob Spera will also continue to serve on the Executive Committee. The new members elected to the 2010 Board of Directors are Ruth Ann Boyd representing Appalachia; Ray Moore and Ray Carpenter representing Big Stone Gap; Mike Waddell re- presenting Coeburn; Kim Ciis- so, Dr. Jeff Comer and Lori Crisp representing Norton; Preston Sloan IIl and Michael McGregor representing St. Paul; and David Miller and Rick Colley representing Wise. These newly elected directors and officers will join those currently serving a term on the Chamber's Morcan McClure ord Cheek out the Ford Fusion Motor Trend Car ol the Year I (276) 762-5535 0 percent finP" cing Great Ga," .aage MORGAN McCLURE moq~anmcclureford.com BROCCOLI-CHEESE SOUP 4 cups water 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced 2 chicken bouillon cubes 1 cup diced onion 2-10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped broccoli or 1 bunch fresh, chop- ped 2 cans cream of chicken soup 1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed Combine water, potato, bou-, ilion cubes, onion and broccoli in a heavy large saucepan. Cook until potatoes and broccoli are tender. Add the soup and cheese, stirring until the cheese is melted and smooth. Simmer 15 minutes; the soup should thicken. HAMBURGER GOULASH 1 pkg. (small) macaroni (cooked and drained) 1 lb. ground beef cup chopped onion 2 tbsp. chili powder 1-16 oz. can tomatoes in juice, chopped 2 cans Mexi-corn, drained cup chopped .green pepper Cook macarom and drain. Brown ground beef and onion and green pepper in skillet. Drain off fat. Add tomatoes, In addition to the elected members, board members are appointed at-large to represent the various business sectors of the county: education Medical, coal industry, industry, and retail. Dr. Jeff Comer, Super- intendent of Norton City Schools; Dr. Jeff Perry, Super- intendent of Wise County Pub- lic Schools; Dr. David J. Prior, Chancellor of The University of Virginia's College at Wise; and Dr. Terrance E. Suarez, Presi- dent of Mountain Empire Com- ---- MANUFACTURER'S COUPON Mexi-corn and chili powder. Cook over medium heat until bubbles. Turn down and simmer. APPLE STRUDEL 1 stick butter 1 can biscuits 1 can applesauce or 3 cups cooked apples brown sugar cinnamon Melt butter in long baking dish. Add canned biscuits. Pour apples over the biscuits, spoon- ing over to make sure they get on top of biscuits. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over to taste. Bake 350 degrees until biscuits are done and apples are bubbly. TROPICAL FRUIT CAKE 1 yellow cake mix 1-17 oz. can fruit cocktail, undrained 3 eggs 1 cup coconut Blend cake mix, fruit cock- tail and eggs until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at high speed. Pour into prepared cake pan. Sprinkle coconut over battel. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Goofi served with whipped cream. CUT YOUR HEATING BILLS UP TO S0% Fleat up to 1000 sq. ft. for Pennies a da% Was Cannot start fires Full factory warranty Safe around kids Money Back b & pets Guarantee 1-877-497-4427 F" Must Mention Coupon Code 6566 |~ Call NOW,I Supplies Limited (!; Saint Paul, VA munity College, have been appointed to represent educa- tion. Lori Crisp, Norton Com- munity Hospital/Mountain States Health Alliance, and Rei- sa Sloce, Wise County Health Department, will represent the medical sector. In addition David Miller of Sykes Enter- prises, Inc., will represent indus- try; John School craft of Para- mont Coal Company Virginia, EL.C, will represent the coal industry; and Herman Brinkley of Walmart Supercenter and Henrietta Dotson of Impres- sions, Inc., will represent the retail sector. STOP for Pedestrians at the Library Crosswalk Dependable perlormance Modem tread design Durable construction Tri-County Tire Service 16618 East Riverside Dr. St. Paul, VA Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm Sat. 8am'lpm 276-762-9501 276-762-9591 For Your Valentine Show how much you love your little Valentine by publishing his or her picture in our VALENTINE EDITION, FEBRUARY 11. Bring or mail a clear Black& White or Color photo of your child or grandchild. The picture will be published in a heart as shown, along with the child's name & age, parents' name and the names of both sets of grandparents, if desired. SH EISA SWEK['[E 3 ?'ear.,, P;t,"cI11 s Mr. :m(1 Mrs. R,U. SWCClic Grardpa:'ents Mr. ;rod Mrs, \Vc R. Swcclie Mrs. [ma Sug!!q)l!lm The cost is only $15.00 (Must be paid in advance) i HURRYI ' " lIMES V ~' " ," Mailto: CI.,INCH VALI, EY ~~ '" AI,LNFINE P.O. Box 817 St. Pat,l, VA 24283 ! DEADLINE a,ild',~ N:~me , ~go I FOR THIS t)-trenl.s J (;rand_ p arents, I FEATURE I IS FRIDAY, IFEBRUARY (For return of picture, send a stamped addrcs,~cd envelopc.i I