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,t Pfige 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, April 16, 2015 / PluggedlnVA carpentry and welding Two new PluggedlnVA (PIVA) programs, carpen- try and welding, were launched on March 2, 2015. The carpenti'y pro- gram will run through" September 1st, and the welding program will run through September 29th. There are 10 participants in the carpentry cohort and 19 participants in the welding cohort. Classes meet on the main campus of Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. These programs, which are being offered through a partnership between Southwest Regional Adult Education, Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC), and the ~Southwest Virginia :Workforce Investment iBoa td, are the second and ~hird in a series of :advanced manufacturing 7cohorts funded by the :Trade Adjustment Assistance Community ~College and Career Training (TAACCCT) :Grant Round 4. Adult edu- ~cation instructors for the ~programs are Karen Gent :and Sharon Boiling. SWCC's instructors for the carpentry program are Harlow Robinson and Dr. Robert Jones, and the instructor for the welding program is Nick Johnson. Wade Rose is the PIVA Coach for the cohorts, and Diana Stinson is the Adult Career Coach and Employment Specialist, These contextualized programs seek to prepare students'for careers as car- penters and welders with the possibility of continu- ing on the career ladder. Each of the programs con- sists of 30 college credits that combine a general core curriculum with specific courses that ready students to work in their field of study. These programs rep- resent a step on the career ladder. Students who com- plete the coursework for either program will earn a career studies certificate, and those who wish to fur- ther their education may do so with a seamless tffansi- lion into related degree programs at SWCC. In addition to earning 30 college credits, partici- pants in these programs will have the opportunity to earn a GED certificate (if needed), OSHA 10 cer- tification (for carpenters), OSHA 30 certification (for welders), First Aid/CPR/AED certifica- tion, a Microsoft Digital Literacy Certificate, and a Career Readiness Certificate. Students will complete various projects, including resume and application letter writing and mock job interviews, which will help them be prepared for employment when they exit the pro- grams. For more information about upcoming PluggedlnVA programs in the region, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581- 9935. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. l I I i ' I PluggedlnVA welding participants R++,+,s by M era Hettert HONEY LIME CHICKEN 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 1 1/2 teas. garlic salt 1 tbsp. oil 1 can (20 oz.) sliced pineapple 1/4 cup honey 3 tbsp. lime juice 2 tbsp. soy sauce 2 teas. cornstarch Sprinkle chicken with garlic. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add 1/4 cup juice to skil- let; set remaining juice aside. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 min- utes or until juices run clear. Remove chicken and keep warm. Combine honey, lime juice, soy sauce, cornstarch and reserved pineapple juice. Pour into skillet. Bring to boil. Add pineapple and heat through. Pour over chicken. ORANGE FLUFF 3 pkgs. small orange Jello 1 small cottage cheese 1 can mandarin oranges, drained 1 can crushed pineap- ple, drained 1 small Cool Whip nuts, optional Mix Jello and cottage cheese. Add other ingredi- ents and refrigerate. Do not add water to Jello. WESTERN BEANS 2 lbs. ground beef 1/2 cup onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced sauce ' 1 'teas. salt = 1/2 teas. pepper 1/8 teas. hot pepper sauce, optional I In a Dutch oven, brown beef, onion and garlic; drain. Put in a crock pot and add the rest of the ingredients. Heat through. COCONUT MACAROONS 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut 1/3 cup sugar 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1/8 teas. salt 2 egg whites 1/2 teas. vanilla Combine coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Stir in 2 cans (16 oz. each) egg whites and vanilla. pork and beans Mix well. Drop by rounded 1/3 cup chopped dill teaspoon onto greased bak- pickle ing sheet. Bake 325 1/3 cup chili sauce degrees for 18 to 20 min- 1 teas. Worcestershire utes or until golden brown. o.pics Compliments Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 Stop, look and listen I remember back when I was just a lad, I had a cou- ple of real good hunting dogs. And in the winter months, I spent most of my nights somewhere out there with the dogs. For that was about the only way I had for making extra money. I remember one night, I had ventured out a long ways from home and was hunt- ing in an area that I didn't know the lay of the land where the fences was. But I heard my dogs bay about a quarter of a mile down the Broke the two top slats and turned about three flips down the hill before get- ling back on my feet and making it on down to where the dogs were. Well, they had a skunk and his hide was worth a dollar and a half. That was really good when you worked all day on the farm for just one dollar. Well, battered and bruised up, I got home just about the time Mom was getting breakfast. Many of those things hill. I always ran to them as learned me a valuable les- fast a s~ j.~pss+ib!y~ c0,uJd ~ son that would be a great because I was afraid that whatever they had might get in a hole or get away and I certainly didn't need that to happen. So I was running just as fast as I could down that hill. The only light that I had was just an old lantern that only shined about three foot in front of you. Well, the next thing I knew I had come up on a gate. help to me years down the road. Even some of them would help me with my Christian life and my dedi- cation to the Lord. If you're in a situation that you don't know which way to turn, just stop, look and listen and then get down on your knees and tell Jesus that you need some guidance. He will be there because He said He was always a present help in time of need. You may even come up on a bad accident but if you don't have no training to know what to do in that case, well, just don't do anything but whisper a prayer until someone comes along with the technology to know how to handle those folks that might be fastened into a wrecked automobile. Especially when you come into a situation where the powers of this world are shaking you, just look up and remember your redemption draweth nigh. You might say, "This is a big one and I just don't know how to handle this situation." Just remember II Timothy 2:15 that says, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." He will give you the words to say when everything else fails. New li identifies ants inia Virginians considering adding English ivy, golden bamboo or Japanese bar- berry to their yards might want to reconsider. Those plants and 87 others are on reduce wildlife habitat and alter ecosystems. They threaten natural areas, parks and forests. In the United States, they cost an estimated $34 billion annu- were assigned a high, medium or low level of invasiveness in Virginia. The list also includes "early-detection" species--plants that might the Virginia Department of ally in economic loss. not be established in Conservation and Invasive, non-native Virginia but are known to Recreation's new list ofplant species typically be invasive in similar habi- non-native invasive plants grow and mature rapidly;tats. If they are discovered ' PluggedInVA carpentry participants at dcr.virginia.gov, produce seed prolifically; in Virginia, the goal for ,The list is for education- are highly successfulat those species is eradication ,' + i + Use the CVT al purposes only and has no germination and coloniza- to prevent their establish- ,(~ ~lii~ D~"~L ~~~~IT1 ! regulatory authority. Homelion; outcompete native ment and spread. Peoplev/7' 2 ciassifieds : ii i ++ ; ,!! :~ gardeners can use it to species; and are expensive who spot the plants in m mm+ they work.' make wise decisions about n-tK~ new li~t "DCR. to remove or control. 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