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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, March 15, 20 12 "FANCY DAY" Pre-K at St. Paul Elementary has been discussing life in the city, so they celebrated "Fancy Day" on Friday, February 10. Pictured, left to right, are front Ryan Miner, Nick Mullins, Jocelyn Aldrich, Joshua Fields, Ashton Turner, Madison Bryan, Maddie Compton. Back row, Ms. Rasnick teacher, Liz Hamm, Reann Ramsey, Kaei Boyd, Alyssa Dingus, Ayden Skeens and Ms. Marian Davis, aide. Not pictured Lily Martin, Ely King, Hayden Henry and Kaylee Wright. UVa-Wise offers 'Technology @ Work' for professionals Today's professionals are inundated with new technology. The University of Virginia's Col- lege at Wise will offer Tech- nology @ Work on Friday, April 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. This workshop will share tips to help professionals navigate today's most popular technolo- gies and integrate technology into the workplace. Participants will learn to use online collaboration tools such as Dropbox, Skydrive and Zoho project. Instructor David Hite will share strategies for virtual meetings. Participants will ac- quire techniques to keep in touch with clients and customers thro- ugh customer relationship mana- gement tools: participants will learn to leverage smart-phones and tablet computers to improve effectiveness and efficiency in a cloud-based environment. The workshop will demonstrate software and hardware tools to create and manage online content for blogs, website, YouTube or Facebook pages. Hite has more than 10 years of professional consulting and training experience in the areas of Human Resources, eCom- merce, Training and Instructional Technologies. He also presents on a wide range of topics such as communications, new media, instructional accessibility and online learning. Hite serves as an adjunct professor at Virginia In- termont College and East Tennessee State University. The tuition for the workshop is $110, which includes materials and lunch. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required by March 30. For more in- formation or to register, contact The University of Virginia's College at Wise Office of Economic Development at 276- 889-8180 or visit by Karen Gent Southwest Regional Adult Education is reaching out to adults of all ages who need to earn a high school-level cre- dential, but the program is especially targeting individuals who have begun testing but haven't passed all five sections of the GED test. The GED test will be changing on Jan- uary I, 2014, and when the test changes, those who have not completed the current test, the 2002 version, will have to start over in the testing process. All incomplete and non-passing scores will expire, which means that those scores will not trans- fer to the new version of the test. The new test is a result of the GED 21st Century Initia- tive, and it will be a computer- based test. Test-takers will be taking the same five content areas (mathematics, reading, science, social studies, and writing) on the computer that they currently take using papeF and pencil. The tests will still be multiple-choice, and test-takers will still have the opportunity to navigate back and forth to chan- ge answers before submitting a test for scoring. Just like paper-based test- ing, the computer-based version of the GED test will only be offered in a proctored testing environment and only at an Official GED Testing CenterTM. The test will not be admini- stered on the Internet, and there is no "online" testing. The GED test was first developed in 1942 to help World War II veterans transition back into civilian life and qualify for college and jobs. Today's adult learners must be prepared to pass the C~:D~, te ;t and to compete for jobs and careers. The GED Testing Service says it's taking a quantum leap forward in score reporting, and they've added the opportunity for adults to demonstrate car- eer- and college-readiness through a new endorsement. The new assessment will eval- uate readiness for multiple post- secondary options such as those adults who want to earn a credential for a job requirement and those adults who wish to cam a college degree. The new GED assessment will contain rigorous content aligned to the Common Core State Standards. These stand- ards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education car- eers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing acad- emic college courses and in workforce training programs. Passing the test will certify high school equivalency as well as career- and college-readiness. If 'you haven't completed your GED testing, it makes perfect sense to complete the current familiar tests before the end of 2013. Don't wait until the last minute to try to reach your goal; act now. Having a GED certificate will help you meet your goals for job advan- cement or post-secondary edu- cation. Contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 889-5424 to enroll in a free GED pre- paration class, or call toll-free at "1-866-581-9935. To view a schedule of classes, visit www.russell.k Crossroads Medical at Oxbow Center American Legion on fourth Thursdays of each month Post 208 f; cr Crossroads Medical, a St. Paul on the fourth Thursday mee.nes mobile medical clinic, offers free of each month. Russell County Veterans, primary medical care for the For an appointment, please American Legion Post 208 meets underserved in the area. It is call the Oxbow Center at 276- the second Thursday, monthly at located at the Oxbow Center in 762-0700. 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs of the Jerry McClure Joe Salyer Scott Fields is reat o ons! Nina Fields Tim Tickles Stock # 16480 MSRP $35,139 Our Price all or Cathy Mays Cody Holmes We have other trucks to choose from during our Truck Month Bonanza! Robert Boiling Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762-2311 Visit us at (Castlewood) I:~ME: I CHEVY i The Dante Community Cen- ter will have meetings every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 495-1247. People Help MDA Because MDA Helps People Muscular Dystrophy Association 1-800-572-1717 MDA is working to find treatments and a cure for ALS. Be part of our team. Big, strong, seemingly indestructible, Then ALS sapped his strength and stole his life, Tough isn't enough to win this fight. Lou Gehrig American Heart Association 'q[y, Fighting ~eart Disease and Stroke Steffey Master of St. Paul Lodge #343. Brother Boiling is a WWII Veteran and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Pittston Coal Company after 37 years of Service 1986. Brother Boiling enjoys vigorous daily walks, garden work and plenty of mowing. His wife (Ina) and he will celebrate 61 years of marriage on June 29 Dante Community Center meetings a t Morgan McClure RECEIVES 60 YEAR CERTIFICATE Brother Chester W. Boiling of St. Paul Good Shepherd Catholic Church, [ 1' Lodge NO. 343 (holding certificate) received his 60 year Masonic Veteran's Main Street, Lebanon. All Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times veterans welcome. certificate on March 8 at St. Paul Lodge No. 343. The certificate was presented For information call (276) i i call 762-7671 :: by District Deputy Grand Master Fred "Shotgun" Branham (second from the 889-0155. - : right) Aubrey Ward Grand Lodge Committee on Work (far right) and Tom ' -