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EGGSHELL PLANTERS...A perfect springtime craft, Eggshell Planters will provide flavorful herbs to add to your favorite recipes-and your family&apos;s favorite dishes--in late spring and summer. Make Eggshell Planters as springtime craft by Mary Rapoport Consumer Affairs Director Virginia Egg Council As the scents of spring fill the air outside, why not bring some of that freshness inside? The season of new beginnings, spring is a time for new growth. With this craft for Eggshell Planters, you can have the buds of spring sprout on your window . sill. Eggshell Planters are the per- "feet springtime craft as nature's own miracle food, the egg, has long been associated with re- . newal and rebirth. After em- i ptying the eggshells for a recipe, the shells become the planter. These planters can then be filled with herb seeds that, when full grown, will give your recipes the fresh tastes of spring. Why not choose some springtime favorites to plant like dill and mint or any other fresh family recipe favorites like oregano, basil and rosemary. To start, you'll need to use empty egg shells. If you will be decorating your eggs first for Easter, follow these steps: prick a tiny hole in the large end of the egg with the tip of a small paring knife.. Working slowly, chip away the edges until the hole is about the size of a dime. Run the knife down inside the egg to break the yolk mem- brane, then hold the egg over a bowl and shake until the con- tents run Rinse the inside and turn upside down to drain. (Co- ver and refrigerate the contents for use in thoroughly cooked egg dishes.) If you will be using shells from eggs that have been broken for cooking or baking, University of Richmond works with be sure to rinse the shell halves thoroughly and turn them upside down to drain. Next, dye or decorate the eggs as desired. If decorated Easter eggs are going to be used, crack the eggs in half to make planters. If there are kids in the family, they may want to decorate the shell halves to look like faces. When the herbs begin to grow, the planter will look like hair is sprouting! Next, you'll need cotton, planting soil and herb seeds. Place cotton, followed by soil, on the bottom of each decorated shell half. Add seeds, then place the shell halves back in empty egg cartons or on a wire rack to keep them upright. Water seeds and place near sunlight as re- ommended on seed package. Virginia-Nebraska Alliance to close the gap in minority health care by Samantha Cutler University of Richmond - News Service A flood of recent research shows health care for minorities is much poorer than for the average American. Experts believe a large factor is that significantly fewer African, Native and Hispanic Americans become doctors, -i nurses and dentists. But historically black eol-  leges and universities have formed a partnership, the Vir- ginia-Nebraska Alliance, with a group of predominantly white counterparts including the Uni- versity ,of Richmond, to assist and encourage more minorities to enter the health professions. According to a study by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, minority Americans make up more than 25 percent of the population, yet represent only 9 percent of nurses, 6 percent of doctors and 5 percent of dentists. Dr. Louis Sullivan, former secretary of health and human services and Alliance president and chairman of the board, has observed that minority patients seek care more often and re- spond better to treatment, when they interact with health care professionals they identify with. "The best outcome occurs when we have well-trained in- dividuals who also understand the culture, speak the language, respect the traditions and gen- erate the trust and communica- tions with their patients." University of Richmond joined the Alliance in 2006, of- fering a comprehensive prepara- tion program for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). John Vaughan, the university's director of pre- health education, created Rich- mond's highly successful pre- paration course for its own undergraduates in 2003. Taught by professors as a bonus for undergraduates bound for medical school, the program has helped Richmond students ach- ieve an 85-90 percent medical school acceptance rate. Vaughan adapted the two- semester course into an all-in- clusive, five-week summer pro- gram for students attending Al- liance schools. Richmond contri- butes resources, faculty, class- rooms, labs, materials, room and board, and even a $1,500 student stipend. Ten to 12 students have attended each of the past three summers. And this year, Alliance students are participating in the regular 26-week session with Richmond undergraduates. The results for HBCU stu- dents reflect those for Rich- mond's undergrads. In 2008, their MCAT scores increased on average from 17.5 to 23.3, which Richmond interim as- sociateprovost Kirk Jonas asserts can mean the difference NOTICE: Stop for any school bus loading or unloading children! Opening Bid: Only $90,000 Beautiful Brick Home on 10+ Acres Fenced Pastures, Barn, Guest House and other outbuildings in country setting Sun. April 19 1 p.m. On Site 3032 Genito Road Powhatan, VA 23139 Auction to include real estate, antiques and equipment Open House Sat., April 11, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  (804) 355-2100 ,,,.._. _. ,,,.... ,,t :==%r,:. VAAL #16 OFFICIAL "<'" ';: VOTING ' ........ " INFORMATION ,v... -.....;, Notice of Election Democr-('rimary There will be a Primary Election held on June 9, 2009 for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the Democratic Party for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and House of Delegates (District 3). If you wish to vote in the Primary Election you must be registered in the precinct in which you live by May 11, 2009. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is June 2, 2009 and to vote in person at the Voter Registration Office is June 6, 2009. The Registrars office, located at 96 Russell Street, Lebanon will be open Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for absentee voting. Polls open on Election Day at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Virginia voters must provide identification at the polls. Registered voters without idtification may still vote if they sigl the Affirmation ot IdeL If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 8889- 8006. Linda H. Newberry, General Registrar between medical school accept- ance and rejection. Individual's scores have jumped as much as nine points, opening greater op- portunities to Alliance students. Richmond maintains a uni- que role in the Alliance as neither a medical school nor HBCU, but a university with strong pre-med programs and a commitment to sharing them to help correct the disparity in American health care. "It's sort of a subtle point, but as opposed to sitting on the sidelines and saying, 'It's not our issue,' UR's participation in the Alliance is a good example of creating engagement where an opportunity might not be readily apparent," says Jonas. The Alliance's success has been so strong that Florida and North Carolina colleges are plarmng to replicate the pro- gram t MECC offers CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, April 9, 20 East KY Tyme at Country Cabin The Country Cabin, located in Norton on The Crooked Road Music Trail will feature East KY Tyme on Saturday, rApril 11. Admission for the night is $5 for adults (12 and older) and $1 for children 2-11. Each Saturday night, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, live bluegrass music from the best in local bands is featured. Dancing includes clogging, two-step, free- style, broom dances and cake walks. Local musicians are welcome to play halftime breaks. The Country Cabin is located one and one-half miles west of Norton (between Norton and Appalachia). Watch for signs. Events at the Country Cabin are sponsored by Appalachian Traditions, Inc., a non-profit organization. No alcohol is permitted. For more information, call 276-679-3541. Health Wagon hosting free health fair The Health Wagon will be hosting a FREE health fair on April 14 in Hurley at the WEO Church from 10 am until 4 pm and on April 15 in Clintwood at the Valley View Freewill Baptist Church from 9 am until 4 pro. Some of the many services that will be offered are physical exams, cholesterol, PSAs, mam- mogram registration, blood su- .gar, pap smears, glaucoma test- rag, vision testing, hearing exams, body fat analysis, EKGs, lung function testing and much, much more. A variety of edu- cational booths will be offered. Come register for door prizes and give-a-ways. Pharmacy Connect will be available to see if individuals qualify for FREE prescription medicines. Chest x- rays will be available as well as a consultation with Dr. Joe Smiddy, lung specialist on April 15 only. For more information, call 276-835-9474. April GED test dates in Wise Co. The Regional Adult Edu- cation Program will offer the Official Practice GED Test on Friday, April 17 at 9 a.m. at the Wise Adult Learning Center. This is a flee test. Call 1-800-422- 3433 to sign up for the practice test. The GED Exam will be given on Saturday, April 18 at the Education Center, Bu]lding C. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. Registration must be done no later than two days prior to the exam. Call Karen Whitt at Fry Hall at 328-8612 for more information or to register. Russell County ACLS, CPR and Reunion for Vo-Tech A reunion for Russell County Vo-Tech is planned for May 2 at 2 p.m. at Cleveland Elementary, formerly Cleveland High School for all former students and instructors during 1964-1971. We need help contacting classmates. Contact Pauline Salyers (276) 889-0055, vpsaly@naxs.net; Shirley Musick, (276) 628-4760, smusick@naxs.net; Raymond Taylor, (276) 991-2407; Mickey Hoge, 889-3150, mickeyhoge@webtv.net; Sheila Miller, (276) 762-7893; visit www.russellvotech- cleveland.com. 2008 Hummer 2006 Mercedes AWD R350 Crossover C ,king with Mildred.. Recipes by Mit,00a Hetb, a SPRITE CAKE 1 box yellow cake mix 1 box instant vanilla pudding 4 eggs cup oil 10 oz. Sprite Mix well and bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Pineapple Icing 1 stick melted butter 1 cup sugar 1 can crushed pineapple 2 eggs, beaten 1 heaping spoon flour Mix flour, sugar, butter, eggs and pineapple. Cook on low heat until thick. Cool before frosting cake. QUICK BROWNIES 1 stick butter 4 eggs 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 can chocolate syrup 1 cup chopped nuts Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, chocolate and flour. Fold in chopped nuts. Bake 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Frosting 1 1/3 cups white sugar 6 tbsp. milk 6 tbsp. margarine 1 teas. vanilla Mix together and let come to a boil. Remove from heat and stir cup chocolate chips and beat until thick and frost First Aid Course Mountain Empire Com- munity College is offering an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) class on April 18 and 19 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This course is the American Heart Association certification course for Advan- ced Cardiac Life Support. Students must pre-register for the course by April 8. Cost is $135.00. MECC will offer Cardiopulmonary Resusci- tation (CPR) on April 21 beginning at 12:30 pm. Stu- dents must pre-register by April 17. Cost is $30.00. MECC will offer a First Aid course on April 30 from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. This is an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Certifi- cation Course. Students must pre-register by April 27. Cost is $30.00. For more infor- mation, contact Mitzi Williams at (276) 523-7477 or Kim Dorton at (276) 523-2400, extension 356 or email mmwilliams@me.vccs.edu or kdorton@me.vccs._edu.. _ VIRGINIA STATE POLICE INSURANCE FRAUD DIVISION . you have knowledge= I i of insurance fraud, report it. 1-877-62FRAUD www. stampoutfraud.com f Dante Museum brownies. The Dante Coal and Railroad Museum, located in the building which years ago was occupied by a bank and later by a beer garden, is now open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday Public invited to Crockett Hall UVa-Wise April The University of Virginia's College at Wise will rededicate Crockett Hall as it marks the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the University of Virginia, during Founder's Day activities on Monday, April 13. University of Virginia Pres- ident John T. Casteen III and other University officials will join in the College's celebration of Mr. Jefferson's 266 m birthday. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. outside Crockett Hall. The public is invited to attend Founder's Day and to join in the rededication of Crockett Hall, the College's first building. Crockett Hall, once the home of the former Wise County poor COOPER TRENDSETTER SE " ALL-SEASON TREAD QUIET RIDE WHITEBLACK SIDEWALL EMERALD SALAD 1 (3 oz.) pkg. limejello cup boiling water cup shredded cucumber 2 tbsp. grated onion 1 (8 oz.) carton cream-style cottage cheese 1 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds : Dissolve jello in boiling water; chill. Place cucumber?and onion on paper towels ;and squeeze out moisture. Combine cottage cheese, mayonnaise, almonds and vegetables. Add to jello, stirring well. Pour int0 a dish or 4 cup mold; chill until firm. SQUASH MEDLEY 2 slices bacon, diced 1 onion, chopped 3 yellow squash, cut int91 inch slices 1 zucchini, cut in 'A inch slices 2 medium tomatoes, cut ?into eighths 1 teas. salt teas. pepper teas. basil teas. sugar Fry bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Add onion, squash and tomatoes. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients. Cover and cook low 15 minutes. is open daily through Friday. The Museum is open the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 1:- Artifacts through the ycar:; are on display as well as the model of Dante circa 1930. Founder's Day, rededication at 13 farm, served as the College's only building when it opened in 1954. The historic building is named after Samuel Crockett, a University extension agent who played a key role in the founding of the College. Throughout its history, the building has included class- rooms, administrative offices and student residences. Crockett was renovated in 2008 and now houses Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic Advising and Retention, the Registrar's Office and the Cashier's Office. For more information on this celebration, please contact the Office of College Relations at (276) 328-0130. a m g g m -I I O m Tri-County Tire Service 16618 East Riverside Dr. St. Paul, VA Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm; Sat. 8 am - 1 pm 276-762-9501 or 276-762-9591 eat Choices!! 2008 F450 Crew Cab 4x4 diesel Plus other pre-owned and new vehicles from which to choose! MORGAN Mc( LURE Saint Paul, VA mordumcclureford.com (276) 762-5535