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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Tom Lofland named President of Center Store Food City officials recently named Tom Lofland as the corn- paw's new vice President of Center Store. Lofland, formerly of Minnetonka, Minnesota brings more than 20 years of industry experience to (he Food City team. "Tom has worked in the grocery industry for a number of years, specializing in procure- ment, merchandising and stra- tegic planning," .said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. "I am confident that he will prove to be a valuable asset to our com- pany and that his service in this key position will enable us to continue to advance and im- prove upon our center store operations." Prior to joining tile Food City team, Lofland served in a number of retail capacities for Supervalu, Inc. Albertson's, in- cluding vice president merch- andising food, vice president sales and planning, corporate director sales and planning, vice president center store, corporate k Tom Lofland director of grocery sales, senior category manager, division sales manager, store director and gro- cery manager. His new responsibilities with Food City will include the over- sight of all center store opera- Food City Vice tions, supervsmn of the cate- gory management staff, space management team, grocery sup- ervisors and coordination of the Consumer Product Goods part- ners. "I am very excited to be part of the Food City team, a first class organization," said Lof- land. "Food City has a customer first focus, throughout all levels of the organization; which makes it very clear on what our priorities are every day." Lofiand holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Portland State University, as well as a Uni- versity Southern California Food Industry Management Program Certificate in Business Admi- nistration. He plans to relocate to the Abingdon area with his wife, Kris and two children, daughter Katelyn and son, Matthews. Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores operates 104 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, South- west Virginia and Northeast Ten- nessee. This new year, by Dick Resch What was your New Year's resolution? If you're like most Americans you probably pro- mised to lose weight, quit smok- ing or live a healthier lifestyle. Unfortunately, your odds of failing are high. Just 8 percent of those .who make New Year's resolutions actually succeed. Studies show that it's almost impossible to alter your daily routine by sheer force of will. So what can you do if you're part of the 92 percent of people without Herculean willpower? How can you successfully make a healthy lifestyle change in 2013? The answer might surprise you. And it's to start with a micro-adjustment in your exist- ing routine--one that's guar- anteed to improve your health and costs nothing. And one you can be doing right now. It's called standing. That's right- standing. And it's something we should all do more of this year. Believe it or not, sitting is hazardous to our health. Yet many Americans sit for the bulk of the day - whether at work, in a car or on the couch watching a movie or a ballgame. Not only does sitting slow our metab- olism, it's been linked to a higher incident of everything from heart attacks and diabetes and to kidney disease and cancer. Over time just two hours of sitting per day can drop good cholesterol by 20 percent and reduce blood flow. There's a direct link between the rise of sedentary jobs - up 83 percent since 1950 - and the increase in obesity in America. More than a third of adults are now classified as obese, according to the resolve to get off your butt Centers for Disease Control and where sittirlg is necessary- such Prevention. as the office - keep an eye on Our newfound idleness is actually shaving years off our lives. A recent study found that men who spent more than 10 hours a week in a car had an astonishing 83 percent greater chance of dying from cardio- vascular disease. And according to an American Cancer Society, women who sit for more than six hours a day are 37 percent more likely to die than their coun- terparts who sit for less than three hours a day. If people sat less than three hours a day, U.S. life expectancy would increase by two years. Indeed, we might call sitting the new smoking. According to Martha Grogan, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, the risk of heart attack for people who sit most of the day is the same as for smokers. The standard prescription for obesity - more exercise - may not help, as even regular gym- goers aren't immune to the negative health effects of sitting. Genevieve Healy, a research fellow at the Cancer Prevention Research Centre of the Uni- versity of Queensland in Australia, has calculated that a 30-minute session at the gym isn't enough to undo the damage of sitting down for a full workday. Fortunately, the fix for sitting too much is easy - simply stand up. It starts with being mindful of how much we sit - and looking for opportunities to stand during our daily routines. This could mean staying on our feet while enjoying morning coffee, reading the newspaper, or talking on the phone. In places the clock and be sure to stand up and walk around at regular inter- vals. Bosses can implement stand- ing meetings. Not only are such on-your-feet conclaves healthier for all involved - they're often shorter, too. Companies might consider offering height adjust- able sit-stand desks for inter- ested employees. If such desks were good enough for Leonardo da Vinci, Donald Rumsfeld and Winston Churchill they're good enough for Americans in 2013. And they're healthier, too. A .200-pound man can burn nearly 30 percent more calories by standing rather than sitting dur- ing a normal workday. Indeed, the CDC found that workers who had access to standing workstations experience drama- tic decrease in neck and back pain and an improved mood. High-top tables in the company cafeteria can also transform a formerly sedentary activity -- lunch - into a healthy one, They can also encourage more social- izing among employees than the conventional lunch table. Those discouraged by the failure of previous New Year's resolutions should resist the urge to sit this year out. Standing up is a simple way to live healthier in 2013. All we need to do is get off our butts. Dick Resch is the chief executive officer of contract furniture manufacturer KI, which manufactures innovative furniture, height-adjustable desking and movable wall system solutions for education, healthcare, government and corporate markets (www. ki. com) Grafting workshop Amy Gaff Fannon Osborne, Lee County Extension Agent, will conduct an apple grafting workshop on Tuesday, April 9 in the Wise area. The specific workshop location will be given only to registered participants due to limited space and supplies. The workshop will begin at 1:30 p.m. A materials fee of $18.00 will be charged and pre-registration is required. Because of space limitations, registration will be limited to the first 20 paid registrations received by the Wise County Extension Office. The materials fee should be mailed or delivered to the Wise County Extension Office, PO Box 1156, Wise VA 24293 by Friday, March 22. Checks should be made payable to Virginia Cooperative Extension - Wise County. Each participant in the grafting workshop may order any amount of rootstock they wish. However, only 7 will be grafted during the class. Additional rootstock can be taken home and grafted. If you just want to purchase rootstock and. do not need any supplies such as tape or labels and do not attend class, the cost per rootstock will be $1.00 each. Rootstock can be picked up just before the class begins. For those attending class and wanting to purchase additional rootstock, the cost will be $18.00 for the first 7 and $1.00 for each addi- tional rootstock. Virginia Cooperative Exten- sion programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, service or other accom- modations to participate in this activity, please contact the Wise County Extension Office to discuss accommodations by Friday, March 8. For more information contact the Wise County Extension Office at 276/328-6194. 2013 Dog tags/ licenses due January 31 The 2013 Wise County Dog License/Tags are due by January 31, 2013. In order to purchase a dog tag, any individual dog, whether male, female, or unsexed must be four (4) months old or over and verification of vaccination by a currently licensed veterinarian. You may purchase either a one year license at $5.00 each or a three year license at $12.00 each. Also available are kennel tags for up to 20 dogs.at $25.00. For further information, please contact Wise County Treasurer's Office at (276) 328- 3666. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Adult Education Connection by Karen Gent ) ,,i.; The United States Census Bureau's 2010 American Com- munity Survey states that nearly 30 million adults in the U.S. have below a high school-level education and over 24 million have English language training needs. Even for those adults with a high school diploma, basis skills deficiencies have a detrimental and long-lasting impact on our nation's families and economic growth. Adult education plays a critical role in the economic opportunity of adult learners each year who use these services to earn a high school-level credential, increase basic and employability skills, or improve their English lan- guage proficiency. Adult education promotes economic opportunity and helps workers access higher-paying jobs. Workers without a high school diploma are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed than those with at least some college, and they have significantly low- er wages. The National Re- porting System documents that in 2009-2010, 165,506 students were able to successfully achi- eve a high school equivalency through adult education pro- grams, and 184,704 adult learners retained or entered employment during the midst of a devastating job market. Adult education helps work- ers become economically inde- pendent. Workers with at least some college are less likely to be on government support, sav- ing states and the federal gove- rnment money in the longer- term. Adult education improves economic opportunities for adults and their children. Studies show that the economic benefits to adults include higher salaries and benefits, enhanced employment opportunities and stability, higher savings levels, improved working conditions, and personal and professional mobility. Furthermore, parental education has a strong and long-lasting impact on the educational levels of children. The National Coalition for Literacy reports that a mother's reading skill is the greatest determinant of her children's future academic success, out weighing other factors such as neighborhood and family in-. come. Adult education programs are the on-ramp for many adults.: with low basic skills to further education and training. Econo2 mists predict that by 2018, 61 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education. Tram sition . programs, such as Pluggedln VA in our region and other programs across the nation, are helping adult stu- dents trans'ition from adult education to postsecondary education. Recent data on the effectiveness of transition pro-'. grams shows that students in such programs are 56 percent most likely than regular adult education students to eani college credit, 26 percent more likely to earn a certificate or. degree, and 19 percent more likely to achieve learning gain on basic skills tests. Adult education could b4 your on-ramp to a better future for you and your family. If you didn't complete high school4 contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581" 9935. There are 11 months left to earn your GED certificate before the test changes on January 2, 2014. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times ...call 762-7671 HAVE we spoke to GOD today? Loretta Duty Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-354-9917 www.CenturaOnline.com Centura KIDS AND DOGS COLLEGE lhe AKC" reminds parents to teach their children how to behc:ve around dogs. Children who learn to treat a dog with care ad respect will be safer and re,me c(.mfiderlt arourtd their caline pals. For more information abo:t sa,ety around dogs, visit: www.akc.org. 16646 Russell St. (beside St. Paul Fire Dept.) 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