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Page 4 CLINCtI VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, March 24, 2016 i!: Phlebotomy Tech participant The Learning Center announces ! winners of contests The following article I was written by Deithra ~ 2. White of North Tazewell, a participant in the ~ PluggedlnVA Phlebotomy ~i Technician program, which ~: ~ ran from January 5, 2015 ' to August 12, 2015. Part of the PluggedlnVA curricu- *~ lum focuses on proper ~i~ dress and grooming for the ~ workplacel The goal of one ~ * particular project, a cloth- ~ ing allowance, is that every student leave the program , equipped with the clothing " needed to dress for success when going to a job inter- view or entering the work- place. In her article, Deithra mentions many of the tips she learned in the class about dressing for success and the confidence ' she developed through the knowledge she gained. Dress for Success . by Deithra White Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman." Coco Chanel said it, and it may be truer than you think. Also, to extend on :,, this quote, dress like Lady ': Gaga, and see if people -"- remember you or your " clothes. "~ Little aspects of your -"interview attire may be r, more important than you ,, think, something I have learned in my business eti- quette class. Dressing for success is crucial because it is the first thing the employer sees, and I have learned that you want to dress to impress. During this class, I have also learned that you can accessorize too much. Necklaces, earringS, bracelets and watches are some common things you may wear to an interview, but you should limit how many of these items you wear. Scarves are also a great fashion statement, and they come in all differ- ent shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. Although I always knew that there were many different ways to wear scarves, I didn't actually know man2~ of the different ways to tie them until taking this class. I also learned how to acces- sorize a scarf with a deco- rative pin or broach. However, one of the most important things that I learned in this class was to never wear open-toed shoes to an interview. I had no idea that that was a bad idea. I never even consid- ered that employers might look at my feet. In addi- tion, although tattoos and piercings are very common in today's world, some employers will not hire someone with tattoos and piercings all over their body and their face. That is something very important to think about 'when inter- viewing for a job. If you can, take your piercings out, and cover up all tat- toos. I have enjoyed all the advice I have received in business etiquette. I have learned that dressing to impress is critical since something as simple as what you wear may help you get the job you want. With everything that I have learned over the past few months, I know that I will no longer be anxious when I pick out clothes for an interview. I can open my closet and go straight to the clothes that are sure to impress. I am actually looking forward tomy next interview because I know that I can dress for success. While in the program, Deithra earned a Career Studies Certificate in Phlebotomy Technician from Southwest Virginia Community College by completing 28 college credits. She also earned a Microsoft Digital Literacy Certificate and a Career Readiness Certificate. Deithra completed her clinical training at Clinch Valley Medical Center in September and is currently seeking employment as a phlebotomy technician" in the Tri-Cities area. For information about future PluggedlnVA pro- grams in the region, con- tact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866- 581-9935. (, ,. When I was a kid grow- : ing up on a farm, almost :, everyone we knew had a r: dog. Having a good dog ': was almost as important to :" most as was having a good , horse. My Dad had a little ~,j collie dog that he loved John 10:10 either. The acquaintances who had stopped by to visit my Dad had a reputation for taking: what was not theirs on occasion. I knew their neighbors so I phoned to ask them if they had seen a little brown collie dog next door. They said they had indeed seen the dog. The next day I got one of my buddies to drive years, I have seen just how much Satan has stolen .from the Christian people. Maybe we have gotten weaker; maybe we've let up on our prayer line and allowed Satan to do this. Just as I went to get back my Dad's stolen dog, we should retrieve from Satan what he has stolen from the church. Dalton Parks and Abigail Jessee named Rover. When I mar- ,~- ried and left home, he still had the little dog. One evening, some acquain- Students from The Learning Center in Castlewood recently par- ticipated in the VFW Voice of Democracy Essay con- test. Dalton Parks won 1st place at the local post level and 1st place at the district level. Abigail Jessee won 3rd place at the local post level. The veterans from VFW Post #8652 presented the winners with certifi- cates and cash awards. Congratulations Dalton and Abigail! The Learning Center middle school and high school students also partic- ipated in the 29th Annual Lonesome Pine Short Story contest and the 12th Annual Lonesome Pine Poetry contest. There were over 50 entries in the high school category and more than 80 entries in the mid- Conner Nunley and Dalton Parks their home which was ~ about fifty miles from Castlewood. Well, when dle school category. Conner Nunley won 2nd place in the middle school category with his story "Five Golden Rings". Dalton Parks won 2nd place in the high school short story category with his story "'Goodnight Nathan" and 2nd place in Recipes by Mildred Hdbert CHOCOLATE TORTE 1 fudge brownie mix 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups whipped topping Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Spread batter in a greased and floured 9 inch round baking pan. Bake 350 degrees for 38- 42 minutes. Cool. Stir chocolate and butter until smooth. Spread over brownie layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve with whipped topping. ORANGE-OATMEAL MUFFINS 1/2 cup oats 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/4 tsp. baking pow- *" tances my Dad knew me to their house. Aslgot ?o~.~o~o~,~o- derl/4 stopped by their house to' out of the truck, Rover i tsp. baking soda 'visit before driving on to came running to me. I 1/2 cup sugar : Stadlgnl lheatros : 1/2 cup oil 1/4 cup frozen orange Movie Hotline For Showtimes i juice 276-679-4252 1/4 cup water Check Showtimes Online nortoncinema.com 1 egg * * * * * - Sift dry ingredients : CENTRAL : together in a bowl. Mix all i DRIVi=" _ I N ~ other ingredients together Blac.-kwoocl. VA 276-679-3761 : ADULTS: ~ CHILDREN: ~ : and add to dry ingredients. ................... Stir only until moistened. The batter will be slightly the high school poetry cat- egory with his poem ",4. Father's Son". Both stu- dent received certificates and cash awards presented at the John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival held at Mountain Empire Community College. Congratulations Conner and Dalton! my Dad went out to feed Rover the next morning, he was nowhere to be found. We searched high and low - but no Rover. None of the neighbors had seen him picked him up, put him in the truck, went to the door and told them I was there to get my Dad's dog that they had stolen. St. John 10:10 says "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy." Through the cuits into quarters; roll in butter mixture. Place in a greased baking dish. Let stand 25 minutes. Bake 400 degrees for 8 minutes or until lightly brown. Good warm or cold. CHEESY BROCCOLI MACARONI 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli 8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cubed 2 1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled In a saucepan, cook broccoli according to pack- age directions until tender. Drain. Add the cheese and cook until cheese is melted. Add macaroni and heat through. Sprinkle with bacon. .. .... lumpy. Sprinkle with cin- ~~~ namon and sugar before I ~i !i ili!l~!,SOURi OgT, TO ~ ~i:i~ ~ baking. Bake 400 degreeSfor 15-20 minutes. ~~ ~E~~V:_ .I 's :: SAVORY BISCUIT i BITES ~a~ ch2e;bsp" grated Parmesan1/4 cup butter, melted [~~:~~~ ~1"| 1 tbsp. dried minced onion 1 1/2 teas. dried parsley flakes 1 can refrigerated bis- cuits Combine butter, cheese, onion and parsley. Cut bis- Editorial copy: 3 p.m. Monday Advertising: 12 noon Monday ,