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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, February 14, 2013 ! RECEIVING AWARD...Pictured left to right are Allyn Walker, President of Dale Carnegie of TN, Peter Handal, CEO/Chairman of Dale Carnegie Global, Steve Smith, Food City President & CEO, John Jones, Food City Executive Vice President of Operations, Knoxville Division and Emerson Breeden, Food City Director of Community Relations. Food City receives Dale Carnegie Leadership Award -Regional grocer honored for communi.ty service, employee training, qudity service- Food City has received the industry and consumers." leaders to gow both personally prestigious Leadership Award from Dale Carnegie Training®, one of only l0 such awards the global human resources and management consulting enter- prise makes each year to its clients around the world• Steve Smith, Food City president and CEO received the award from Dale Carnegie CEO and Chairman of the Board, Peter Handal. Handal made the trip to Greater Knoxville to present the award and visit with Food City store management and staff. The event was held at Food City #694, located at 284 Morrell Rd. in Knoxville. "Our Leadership Award re- cognizes companies that are truly great," said Allyn Walker, President of Dale Carnegie of Tennessee. "Steve Smith and his team at Food City have created a sense of teamwork and a unified culture, while growing to meet the changing demands of their Food City operates 104 retail supermarkets. The company has been a client of Dale Carnegie for 30 years, using Dale Carne- gie training in its professional development process for store managers, district managers, and key leaders in Food City's Abingdon, VA distribution cen- ter and headquarters. The Lead- ership Award recognizes a com- pany's commitment to providing excellent service and quality products; dedication to employ- yee growth; recognition of em- ployee value; and a sense of ob- ligation which brings a high lev- el of community involvement. "We are very excited to be the recipient of the 2013 Dale Carnegie Leadership award," said Smith. "Some would say we are in the grocery business, but we're really in the people business. Investing in our people through our partnership with Dale Carnegie has helped our Safetytrigger locks available The St. Paul Police De- would like one of these free partment is currently offering to locks are asked to come by the any town citizen a free Safety Police Department to pick them Trigger Lock System for any up. We will offer these until the firearm they own. Anyone who supplies are gone. and professimally, which has a profound effict on their families, their associates, our company and the comnunity as a whole." "Food City's community ser- vice track record is outstanding, too," Walker said. "Each year, for example, the company serves as the title sponsor for the NASCAR Food City 500 and 250 races and conducts an annual campaign to raise money for local non-profit hunger relief organizations." "Food City is heavily invol- ved in the communities in which they operate, supporting local charities and causes," he said. "Food City is known for its service and community feel of its stores." Past recipients have included Daimier-Chrysler Cor- poration and President Lee lacocca; SAS Scandinavian airlines and CEO Jan Carlson; and, in Tennessee, The Lampo Group and Dave Ramsey. ATTACK ASTHMA. ACT NOW. I - 866- NO-ATTACKS WWW.NOATTACKS.OFIG DON'T LET YOUR CHILD FEEL LIKE A FISH WITHOUT WATER. Spring planting is near d2,,- ? : Joining the Arbor Da\\; • Foundation is an ideal x ax o get ,' in the mood lor spring planting. •  . Anxone from Virainia who joins the'Foundation in-February 2013 will receive 10 flee Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees Ibr America campaign. "'The blue-green hue and distinctive shape of Colorado blue spruce trees will help beauti[' Virginia for many years to come," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "'The trees will also add to the proud heritage of Virginia's existing Tree City USA communities." The Tree City USA program has supported community for- estry throughout the count W for more than 35 years. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March I and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow. or they will be replaced tree of charge. Members also receive a subscription to the Foundation's colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which contains information about planting and care. To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Colorado Blue Spruce Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by February 28, 2013, or visit arborday.org/February. February GED test & exam in Wise Count00 Y The Regional Adult Edu- cation Program of Lee, Scott, Wise & Norton Public Schools offers the Official Practice GED Test (OPT) on-demand at all local Adult Education classes. This is a free 4 hour test that is scored immediately. Adults that pass the OPT receive a free GED Exam which now costs $58. Call 877 RACE 2 GED (877.722.3243) or 276.386.2433 to schedule a time to take the practice test. The GED Exam will be given on Saturday, February 16 at the Wise Adult Learning Center, Building J. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. Call Karen Whitt at Fry Hall at 32g-8612 for more . information or to register. , In addition, the Regional Adult Education Program offers " free Adult Education classes throughout the region to prepare 3 adults for the GED Exam. For details call Amy at 877 RACE 2 GED (877.722.3243) or in Scott Co., 276.386.2433 .or go to www.race2ged.org. Hey kids! Become a Star Reader Children can become Star Readers at the J. Fred Ma!thews Memorial Library. Stop by the library and pick up a reading log. Read 50 books and you will become a Star Reader! Get your picture in the paper, win a prize and have your picture put on our wall of Star Readers. For more information about this program stop by the library or call 276.762.9702. EMERGENCY? I Dial 911 Adult Education Connection by Karen Gent 0 The National Center for Education %tatistics (NCES) reports that there are many reasons why. youth in the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 24 may be neither enrolled in school nor working. For example, the\\; max be seeking but unable to find work. or they may have left the worklbrce or school, either permanently or temporarily, to start a family. This indicator provides infor- mation on xouth at an age when most are transitioning into postsecondary education or the workforce. This is a critical period for young people as they pursue their educational goals and career paths. The NCES reports that from 1990-2011. the percentage of youth ages 16-24 neither en- rolled in school nor working remained between l l and 16 percent annualh'. Within an5' single year. the percentage of such youth varied across certain subgroups of the population. In 2011, for example, the per- centage of such youth varied by race/ethnicity, citizenship, fam- ily poverty, age, household type, and geographic regions; however, it was not measurably different by sex. Higher percentages of Black and Hispanic youth than White youth were neither enrolled in school nor working in each year observed (1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2011). In 201 l, some 19 percent of Black youth and 18 percent of Hispanic youth were neither enrolled in school nor working compared with 12 percent of Whites and 9 percent of Asians/Pacific Islanders Also in that year, a greater per- centage of non-U.S, citizen youth (20 percent) were neither enrolled in school nor working than U.S.-born youth (14 percent)• Family poverty was related to the prevalence of youth who Lays Hardware Arts announces Coming up at Lays Hardware Center for the Arts located at 409 Front Street in downtown Coeburn: Every Thursday night, Jam Sessions, 6:30-10:30 (doors open at 6:00). No charge for admission. Open to musicians and spectators. Every Friday night, Live bluegrass, 7:00 pro, $5/adults, $1/children 6-12, under 6 ad- mitted free. February 1: Dennis Cove Band February 8: South Mountain Boys were neither enrolled in school nor workin,-. In each year observed, the percentage of youth neither enrolled in school nor working was higher fo those from poor families thafi tbr those from non-poor faro- flies, in 2011, the percentages for these groups were 27 per- cent and 11 percent re- spectively. Poor is defined t include families living 'belo the poverty threshold, and no: poor is defined to include families living at or above th; poverty threshold. , 7_ In 201 I. about t4 percent OI youth ages 16-24 (approxi. matelv 5.6 million) were neither • e. enrolled in school nor working, The percentages varied across age groups. For example, aboul 20 percent of youth ages _0 -gzj_ were neither in school nor working compared with' 3 percent of youth ages 16-17. This pattern of higher per- centages in the 20-24 age bracket held across all: years observed. When comparing the sta, - tistics from 2011 by geographic regions, the south had more youth ages 16-24 neither enrolled in school nor working than in all other regions in the U.S. There were 2.2 million in the South versus 1 million in the Northeast, 1 million in the Midwest, and 1.4 million in the West. If you didn't complete high school, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581-9935. Earn your GED® certificate before the test changes on January 2, 2014. There are 10 months remaining in which to complete your goa!. Call today to sign up for a free GED® test preparation class. GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education• Used under license• Center for the schedule February 15: Bluegrass Circle featuring the Center Stage Cloggers February 22: Bluegrass Favorites Lays Hardware Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organ- ization dedicated to the preser- vation of Appalachian culture. We offer great entertainment in a smoke-free, alcohol-free family atmosphere. Contact: Loretta Mays at." 276.395.3323 office, 276.219.5719 cell lmays@townofcoeburn.com or www.townofcoeburn.com 20% to 40% off entire store inventory Closed on Wed. thru Jan. & Feb. Other days stay same Shoe Town Milton Shopping Center Castlewood 762-9531 Save b u cks on gas MSRP $15,520 Stock # 17072 2013 Chevrolet Spark It's all new!! See a salesman for all the details Many other great deals. Come see us! MORGAN- McCLURE Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762-2311 Visit us at www.morganmcclure.com (Castlewood) 13MII CHEVY ! 1