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-'Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, Marchl0, 2016 PluggedlnVA Paraoptometric participant article > The following article was written by Cheyenne .Rasnick of Haysi, a partic- le ~pant in the PluggedlnVA ~araoptometric -program, which ran from January 5, 2015 to August 12, 2015. A 2major focus of the program ~curriculum is the develop- ~ment of professional soft ~skills. Students complete various projects, including ~dressing for success, .resume and cover letter writing, and mock job interviews, which help them be prepared for employment when they exit the program. In her arti- cle, Cheyenne talks about how learning professional soft skills in the program gave her .the confidence she needed to go to a job interview. Preparing For My Future by CheYenne Rasnick Taking the paraopto- :metric program has been "one of the best decisions of my life. In the beginning, I thought that it was not a big deal, but after I started classes and started to learn what was taught, I really began to enjoy the pro- gram. For example, in the business etiquette class that I am taking, I have learned how to dress and act pro- fessionally for job inter- views. While learning to do so, my class and I did a fun project This project con- sisted of doing a craft board that had all different sorts of pictures of busi- ness clothes glued on it. We were then' given money so that we could buy a few outfits for job interviews and for a cultural outing. Doing that fun project helped give us great ideas for buying our outfits. Our instructors teach in a way that is both helpful and fun, and this project is a prime example of their unique teaching styles. In addition, learning how to act properly for an interview was very inter- esting. We had lessons about the proper use of cell phones at an interview that really helped out! I also really enjoyed learning what to wear and what not to wear. I loved how the teachers made sure we knew everything. It really helped me gain confidence because before this pro- gram, I did not really know how to act during an inter- view. I always struggled to fred an appropriate outfit, and I never knew what to say during interviews. Now I believe I could go into an interview, give it my best shot, and come out with some great results! All in all, this program has really helped me learn and change my previous views about many things. It is a fantastic program, and I am so pleased that I will be one of the first students to graduate as a paraopto- metric. While in the program, Cheyenne earned a Career Studies Certificate in Paraoptometric by com- pleting 28 college credits at Southwest Virginia Community College. She also earned a Microsoft Digital Literacy Certificate and a gold-level Career Readiness Certificate. For information about future PluggedlnVA pro- grams in the region, con- tact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866- 581-9935. Wise County kindergarten registration Friday, April 8 Kindergarten registra- tion for the 2016-2017 school year will be held in all Wise County Public Schools that house a Kindergarten program (Appalachia Elementary, J.W. Adams Combined, -Coeburn Primary, Powell -Valley Primary, St. Paul Elementary and Wise Primary) on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. .until 3:00 p.m. Children applying for Kindergarten _must be five years old on or before September 30, 2016. Parents/Guardians need i0 bring the following 'items to Kindergarten reg- istration: *Certified copy of the child's birth certificate (your child can be pre-registered without a certified copy of his or her birth certificate) *Immunization record Parents are encouraged to complete the registration form and begin the regis- tration process even though they may not have all the above required forms and documentation. The child must have a physical examination with- in one year before entering school. Immunizations against mumps, measles, German measles, whoop- ing cough, tetanus, diph- theria, polio, Hepatitis B, and chicken pox are required. Each school will have available the "School Entrance Health Form MCH 213 G" for parents to take to their child's doc- tor/pediatrician for com- pletion. Parents/Guardians desiring additional infor- mation about Kindergarten registration may contact the school in their area, or call Marcia Shortt, Director of Elementary Education, at the Wise County School Board Office at 276-328-8017. Wise County Public Schools Pre-K sign ups begin March 15 Primary and elementary 1:00 p.m. Parents should schools in Wise County apply at the nearest school with kindergarten classes during the application peri- "will start taking applica- od which begins Tuesday, tions for the 2016-2017 March 15th and runs Pre-K Program starting through the last school day Tuesday, March 15th at for the current ye.ar. - I "~ -~ ~ Mon.-Frio ~0:3.0~t:: ::00:A.N 13 ........ .......... Students must be four years old on or before September 30, 2016, to be eligible for the program. Parents should bring the child's birth certificate or other proof of birth date with them to the school. Students are required to be potty trained. Children of the Wise County School Division's employees are NOT given special consid- eration of any kind, but are welcome to apply through the regular procedures The Pre-K Program offers academic and enrichment experiences for four-year-old children that prepare them for success in kindergarten. Children who are accepted for the program will be attending school for the full school day each day school is in session beginning in August. Transportation is furnished by Wise County's regular school buses. Additional information is available by calling the Principal or Guidance Counselor at the nearest primary or elementary school or the Title I Office (276-328-6220) at the Wise County School Board Office. Recipe,, by Hab-t ROOT BEER FLOAT CAKE 1 white cake mix 1 3/4 cups cold root beer, divided 1/4 cup oil 2 eggs 1 envelope whipped topping mix Combine cake mix, 1 1/4 cups root beer, oil and eggs. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased baking pan. Bake 350 degrees for 30-35 min- utes. Cool completely. In a mixing bowl, combine the whipped topping mix and remaining root beer. Beat until soft peaks form. Frost cake. SALMON WITH DILL SAUCE 1 salmon fillet (1 lb.) 1 1/2 teas. dill weed, divided 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 teas. sugar 1/2 teas. salt-free sea- soning blend Place salmon in a bak- ing dish coated nonstick spray. Sprinkle with 1/2 te~s. dill. Cover and bake 375 degrees for 20-25 min- utes or until fish flakes with a fork. In a small pan, combine yogurt, sugar, sea- soning blend and remain- ing dill. Cook and stir until warmed. Serve with salmon. QUICK CARAMEL ROLLS 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 cup caramel ice cream. topping 2 tubes (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent rolls Place butter in a baking pan; heat in a 375 degree oven until melted. Sprinkle with pecans. Add ice cream topping and mix well. Remove dough fi'om tubes, do not unroll. Cut each sec- tion of dough into six rolls. Arrange rolls in prepared pan with cut sides down. Bake 375 degrees, for 20- 25 minutes or until golden. Immediately invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm. CREAMY CORN SALAD 1 can (15 1/4 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained 1 medium tomato, seed- ed and diced 2 tbsp. chopped onion 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 teas. dill weed, opti- hal Combine all ingredients together. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serv- ing. p cs Compliments Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 Pretending to be Christians Throughout her life, my sister Margie, would take fainting spells. Most of the time, she really would faint; but on a few occa- sions she would just be "putting on." Sometimes when there were chores that she didn't want to do - she learned if she took a "fainting spell" then my Mom would insist that she lie down and rest. Then I would be stuck doing both my chores and hers. I remember on one such occasion she fell out in the yard and I just new she was faking So I ran and got a full bucket of water and poured it all in her face all at once! Needless to say, she recovered quick enough to chase after me until we were both out of breath! My Mom was a real worry-wart and was constantly scared that my 'sister would faint and hit her head against something and hurt herself badly. Fortunately that never hap- pened. I remember once when I was about five or six, our milk cow suddenly took sick and died. We found her in the barn. Well, my Morn was afraid that when Margie found out about the cow that she might just suddenly faint from hear- ing the bad news. So my Mom cautioned me over and over not to tell Margie about the cow. To this day I still don't know how and when my Mom planned on telling her. Anyway I was wanting to share the news so badly with Margie but I knew my Mom would tan my hide if I told her. Finally, I could contain myself no longer so I asked her - "Margie would you faint if our cow was to die?" She replied - "Why no, why would I faint over an old cow?" I said - "Well, ole Daisy is laying out in the barn deader than 4 o'clock!" She thought I was telling a story because when I was little, I tended to stretch the truth pretty often. Well, Margie didn't faint and I was sure glad she didn't because if She had - I probably wouldn't have been able to sit down for awhile! Thru the years, Margie and I had a lot of laughs recalling the good ole days. You know, on Sunday mornings, there are some folks who will do exactly what Margie used to do about fainting - they "pre- tend." They will pretend that they are the best Christians in the world. They will give a great testi- mony and really put up a good front. But then Monday through Saturday, they are right back to doing the devil's bidding. When it is convenient for them, they can pretend they're walking hand in hand with Jesus. If you fall into this cate- gory, just remember one thing. You can maybe fool the church members but you cannot fool the Lord for your sins will find you out. and kindergarten registration All elementary schools in Russell County will be taking applications for the four year old Pre-K pro- gram and registering kindergarten students for the 2016-2017 school year on March 11, 2016 from 8:30 A.M. until ll:30A.M. It is very important that you enroll your child for the above programs on that date so that the schools can adequately prepare for the number of enrollees. If you cannot attend on the given date, please call the school to make arrangements to Editorial copy 3 pm Monday Advertising 12 noon Monday Phone 276-762-7671 emaih cvtimes@verizon.net enroll your child as soon as possible. To be eligible for the Pre-K program, a stu- dent must be four years of age by September 30. Kindergarten is a struc- tured program and funded by the VDOE as a part of a child's early educatfon training for students who are five years of age by September 30. To register, a parent must come to the school that their child will attend and complete all necessary paperwork. Parents should bring the child's birth cer- tificate, social security card, immuCopper Creek Elementary School (276- 794-9306) Givens Elementary School (276-991-0001) Honaker Elementary School (276-873-6301) Lebanon Primary School (276-889-4507) .: CgV .: : Stadium Theatres : Movie Hotline For Showtimes : 276-679-4252 - i Check Showtimes Online nortoncinema.com : : CENTRAL : : DRIVE- IN Blac~ VA- 276-~79-3761 ". AUULrS: Sa CX..ORm: *4 ." ~%'~" ~" ~ ~-,~r',W-~,~,,k: omooooo "7 If you ~ e quit reading due to MACULAR DEGENERATION Special low vision glasses may help you enjoy reading again. 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