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-Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, March 23, 2017 apstone On Friday, February 24, 2~2017, the PluggedlnVA .'(PIVA) Medical Billing "and Coding and Electronic :Health Records cohort ~ave its capstone presenta- ,tlon from noon to 3:00 PM the Russell County Career and Technology Center. These PIVA pro- grams were provided, hrough a partnership etween Southwest Regional Adult Education ~SRAE), ProTrain, the Virginia Employment :Commission, and the ~Southwest Virginia ~Vorkforce Development Board (SVWDB). The PIVA Medical Billing and Coding pro- igram began on October 17, 2016 and ran through iJanuary 17, 2017. The PIVA Electronic Health ,Records began on January ~18, 2017 and ran through ~February 22, 2017. The culminating event for the two programs was a cap- :stone project presentation, which included a luncheon and a reverse career fair attended by representatives from local health care Providers. The event began with a welcome by Rachel Patton, Business Services Director of the SVWDB and Linda Allen, SRAE Program Manager. Guests, students, and staff enjoyed a catered Junch which was followed "by a slide show presenta- tion developed and given ject presentation by the students of the cohort. The students and teaching staff introduced themselves, and the stu- dents then presented mate- rial that highlighted the Skills and certifications they had acquired in the program. After the slide show, employers in atten- dance were invited to visit each booth that had been set up by the students. The reverse career fair is not your typical job fair. It's the potential employ- ees, the completers of these programs, who are trying to sell themselves, rather than the employer setting up a booth trying to get the attention of a prospective employee. The format of the reverse career fair allowed these job-seekers to showcase their skills and strengths in a one-on-one environment. The employ- ers walked through the fair visiting booths where they learned about the program completers' education, employment history, skills, achievements, and volun- teer experience. Each participating grad- uate was equipped with a personalized project board, resume, reference page, cover letter, and career portfolio. Health care providers who sent repre- sentatives to the event were C-Health, Clinch Valley Medical Center, Home Nursing Company, Inc., and Maple Grove Health Care Center. Tamatha Hess, Peggy Fuller, and Kaitlyn Smitherman completed both programs, and one additional student, Kayla Fuller, completed the Electronic Health Records program. During these contextu- alized programs, PIVA par- ticipants had the opportuni- ty to earn a GED certifi- cate (if needed), a Microsoft Digital Literacy Certificate, a Career Readiness Certificate, Basic Life Support (CPR &AED) training, Billing and Coding Specialist certification and Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification from the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA). For information about programs offered by Southwest Regional Adult Education, call 866-581- 9935. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. Pictured from left to right are Program Manager Linda Allen, Peggy Fuller, Instructional Assistant Rebecca Kennedy, Kaitlyn Smitherman, Tamatha Hess, ProTrain Instructor Renee Winebarger, and Instructor Karen Gent. Reverse Career Fair ics of Compliments Pastor Jsesie M, Jones 762-7963 Take it to the Lord Well, back a few years ago when I was in the car business, I had sold this young man a car. It was a Chevrolet Camaro and it was fast. One night it was raining and he took the curve too fast and lost it and went into the bank and messed the front end up. So, he gets the car pulled home, goes and buys him a front end and puts it and a new radiator in it. When he goes to start it, it wouldn't start. Well, he got to look- ing for the problem and wasn't able to find it. He got some ace mechanics that changed out some stuff on the engine but with no success. The car would not start. He came back over to my place and told me the story. He said, "I'd like to trade this in on something else but it does not run and will not start." My mechanic said, "Go ahead and trade with him. I believe that I can make that car run again." So we trad- ed but after a couple of days that mechanic spent on it, unfortunately, he couldn't get it to start either. Well, a couple of weeks went by and I had lost my .22 pistol and the last time I had ever remembered having it was back when I owned that car. I thought, "Well, it's possible that I can find that gun under the seat." So I went out and looked under the seat. The gun wasn't there but there was a little button there with a little red light pinched against it. I flipped that switch and struck the key in the car and it fired up like a new one. Well, it was a kill switch put on there from the facto- ry so that if you were involved in an accident it would cut off all power to the car to keep it from maybe from catching on fire. Pretty good ideal. I learned a valuable les- son from that about how such a small thing could cause so anuch trouble. Then I thought about a story I heard about a gen- tleman that had a lake behind his house. He couldn't sleep for the frogs so he goes down to a near- by restaurant and asked the guy if he would like to buy a million frog legs. He said, "No I certainly could: n't use that many but I could probably use 100." He said, "I'm going to drain my lake because I can't sleep for the frogs and I will bring you all the frog legs you would like to buy." To his surprise, when he drained the lake he only found 2 frogs. When he came down to the restau- rant, the man said, "Where's the other 96?" He said, "Sir, I'm very sorry there was only 2 frogs in that lake." Those 2 frogs was causing all that chaos and making all of that noise. Well, I' ve learned another lesson. Most of the time in our churches, schools and what other activities that might be going on, it's usually just one or two that's causing all the problems and mak- ing all the noise. Well, the Bible said to rebuke them openly so that others might fear. Friend, if you've got a problem that you can't solve, whatever it might be, if you take it to the Lord and ask Him to help you with that problem with a sincere heart. I assure you that He's able to fix it. Whether it be a small thing or a large thing, He knows exactly where and how to fix YOUr problem. I remember when my problem was I was just like an airplane, no good on earth until one night I allowed Jesus to come into my life and take care of the problem. Now, because of Him, I'm a new creature in Christ Jesus. Old things have passed away, behold all things are become new thus saith the Lord. Recip, s by He bert RICE AND SAUSAGE jello CASSEROLE 1/2 cup sharp grated .... 3/41ibV~sa~ge :~,i: i: _i 2 tbsp. hot water 1 1/2 cups cracker crumbs 1 1/2 cups hot cooked rice 1 1/2 cup canned toma- toes 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 3 tbsp. chopped celery leaves 1 1/2 tbsp. chopped onion 1 1/2 teas. salt 1/4 teas. pepper 2 tbsp. butter Cut sausage into small pieces and fry until brown. Add hot water. Combine other ingredients and mix with sausage. Put into a 2 quart casserole, dot with butter and bake 375 degrees for 30 minutes. ORANGE CHEESE SALAD 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup water 2/3 cup chopped pecans 1 cup Cool Whip, thawed Bring pineapple, sugar and water to a boil. Dissolve jello in hot mix- ture. Cool in refrigerator until it is the consistency of egg whites. Add cheese and nuts. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour into large mold. Refrigerate until set. Can also put in large bowl DUMP CAKE 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice 1 (21 oz.) can apple pie filling cinnamon 2 sticks butter 1 cup chopped nuts 1 pkg. spice cake mix Spread layers of pineap- ple, pie filling and dry cake mix. Be careful not to mix layers. Sprinkle with cin- namon. Top with thin pats of butter and nuts. Bake 350 degrees 45 to 50 min- utes. BROCCOLI AND CAU- LIFLOWER CASSEROLE ii 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen cauliflower 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli 1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of asparagus soup 1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of celery soup 1 (8 oz.) sour cream sharp cheese, grated Cook broccoli and cauli- flower by package direc- tions. Drain. Mix all ingre- dients except cheese. Put in a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Grate cheese and sprinkle on top. Bake 350 degrees 20-25 minutes. NOTICE: Stop for any school bus loading or unloading children! It's the law!! 1 (3 oz.) pkg. orange I FiG ill Open Monday through Saturday Milton Shopping (;enter Castlewood 276-762-9531 Items of interest... 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