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Page8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, April 16, 2015 SWCC Alumni among ACP class with highest pass rate in state The 2014 Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) class, comprised of 72 students, passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX ) at the high- est rate of all pharmacy schools in the state of Virginia. 95.5% of these students passed the NAPLEX on their first attempt. This 2014 ACP class includes nine (9) Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) Science graduates who accounted for over 12% of this outstanding graduating class. These nine completed the A AS degree in Science with a specialization in Pre- Pharmacy at Southwest; in addition several other members of the 2014 class took phar- macy pre-requisites with SWCC before being accepted to ACP. SWCC congratulates our Alumni on their graduation from pharmacy school: Wes Bevins, Douglas Burke, Kaitlin Clay, Amanda Hess Compton, Jarren McCowan, Shandi Mullins, Jenna Pruitt, Jessica Street Beasley, Shane Viars You can read more about this achievement by ACP graduates in this article (link to ~flattp:// Pass Rate.jpg ) For more info on SWCC Pre-pharmacy program, contact or visit the program webpage at math-dept/pre -pharmacy/ Items of Interest Castlewood High School Gilbert, Seth Hylton, 4th Grading Haleigh Ingle, Hannah Ingle, Gunnar Jessee, All A Honor Roll Isabelle Kennedy, Jasmine Grade 8 Phillips,Breann Long, McKenna Jordan Megan Long, Sarah Grade 9 Steffey,Lillie Sanders, Jennifer Bums, Lauren Jacqueline Wallace Couch, Shara-Linn Helton, Grade 9 Gracie Hicks, Lauren Brenda Blevins, Jonah McCoy, Jordan Peters, Cornett, Aspen Hess, Austin Swiney Gracie Hicks, Brooke Grade 10 Home, Mikayla Johnson, Jacob Baker, Camryn Jamie Kiser, Alex Lambert, Cook, Shelby Grizzle, Kayla Layne, Trinity Darla Mullins, Madison Marshall, Noah Maxfield, Ray, Savannah Roberson, Steven Molinary, Isaac Zachary Vinson Phillips, Jordan Statzer, Grade ll Carrie Thomas, Amber Emily Baker, Trevor Woods Gilbert, Casey Rose, Grade 10 Hunter Salyer Rebecca Bentley, Haley Grade 12 Duty, Allan Hall, Peyton Steven Hall, BridgetteJessee, Alyson Long, Cody McCarty, Heaven Meade, Walker Riner, parridgen, Brittany Taylor Tyler Snipes, Cade Steele, A and B Honor Roll Sydney Strange, Patrick Grade 8 Turner, Morgan Wallace, Chloe Collins, Brady Brittany Williams Grade 11 Alex Alfred, Bryce Burke, Lauren Carico, Emily Castle, Taylor Chafin, Emily Dickenson, Mandi Hylton, McKinley Isaacs, Reagen Jessee, Alanna Kiser, Jennie Molinary, Dalton Mullins, Leslie Murphy, Noah Phillips, Adam Puckett, Kalyn Purtee, Jeremiah Statzer, Logan Strange Grade 12 Tomi Amburgey, Savanna Crewe, Lucas Hale, Emily Higgins, Erika Hubbard, Autumn Ingle, Kacie Jessee, Dylan Johnson, Jon Kilgore, Victoria Lane, Damien Patrick, Chelsea Phillips, Samantha Salyer, Dax Smith, Alex Stallard, Amber Swiney, Alexandra Vance Virginia District exhibit rules Exhibits entered on Sunday, June 7 (2:00-5:00 p.m.) - no entries accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday All entries must be the work of the entrant and should have been complet- ed during the past year (i.e. between June 2014 and the current date of June 2015) Each entrant will be limited to one (1) entry in each class No item may be entered which has been entered in previous fairs - items entered in previous fairs will not be judged Youth Division - open to all youth 18 years of age and younger Adult Division - open to adults 19 years of age and older Adult Division - Baked Foods/Food Preservation - NO CREAM PIES due to extreme heat and no refrig- eration Judging will take place on Monday, June 8 - exhibit building will be closed to the public until the exhibit judging is com- plete Entries Will be released on Sunday, June 14 (2:00- 3:00 p.m.) offers Driver Improvement Clinic on Saturday, May 2 Sugar Hill Trail work day on Saturday, April 18 start- ing at 10 am. Meet at Frank Kilgore Law Office, 16542 Russell St St. Paul. Wear long pants and good trac- tion shoes or boots, bring gloves and any of the fol- lowing equipment or tools you may have: riding mowers, mattocks, limb loppers, weed eaters with gas, litter gitters, water and snacks. We will have a few tools available. Due to a decrease in funding the trails can only stay open with volunteer help. 276- 762-7500. Clean up the River Road (Route 640) event set for this Saturday, April 18 at 9:00. This scenic road between Castlewood and St. Paul (2.5 miles) is in need of spring cleaning. Volunteers are asked to meet at either Fort Gibson United Methodist Church in Castlewood or St Paul UMC. Anyone wishing to float the Clinch River to remove trash from the water way is welcome to join the effort. All supplies will be provided and trans- portation will be available back to the starting point after the event. The clean- up is in conjunction with the Town of St. Paul's Clean-up Day and spon- Calendar From Page 1 Group purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." William T. Fuller 276- 623-3410 or fullerjr1942@ JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facili- ties and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Please make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastem Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meetings are on the second Tuesday. All meet- ings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Coebum-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coebum 'VFW Post from 9am-3:30 pm third Thursdays except June. COMMUNITY CENTER- The West Dante Community sored in part by the Clinch Valley Soil and Water Conservation District. DANTE LIVES ON will be having a community yard sale beginning on April 17 on Fridays and Saturdays in front of the stage. Proceeds benefit the Dante Museum. OPEN HOUSE at THE LEARNING CENTER The Learning Center, an inter-denominational Christian,School located in Castlewood, will have an Open House on Monday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. We are currently accepting new students for the 2014- 15 academic year. Early registration is underway. For more information about this educational min- istry call 276-762-5700 or view our website at Introduction to Maple Syrup Making -- Whether you're interested in maple syrup as a hobby or a small business, join us for the rescheduled date on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00pm at the Coalfield Ag Center to learn about equipment requirements, tapping techniques, expect- ed yields and more. Please pre-register at (276) 328- 6194 or by email at Events at The Jettie Baker Center April 18, 7pm Jimmy Rose singer of "Coal keeps the lights on" in concert. Tickets are $15. For more information or' to reserve your tickets call 276-926- 8694 or 276-926-8550. Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer the following workshops. April 16 - Commercial Vegetable Grower Update - speaker Dr. Allen Straw May 21 - Sweet Corn - growing; pest manage- ment; varieties June 18 - Planning Your Fall Garden Pre-registration is request- ed so that adequate seating and handouts will be avail- able. Contact Phil Me.eks at 328-6194 or to register or for more information. Blood Mobile,coming. Thursday April 16, 10 to 1 Castlewood Morgan McClure 3 to 6 St. Paul Food City Please support our commu- nity Ma & Pa's Jamboree. Saturday, May 23, llam- 1 lpm. Live Music. Antiques & Crafts. Sock Hop 8pm-llpm. Vendors call 276-608-9799. Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495-8473. FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confi- dential HIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386- 1312. FREE GED CLASSES-Free GED classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offer- ing free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home comPuters, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more infor- mation, call GED Online Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Altemative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information concerning GED testing. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pm. BOOK DISCUSSION-Book Discussion Group One of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pm. NARCONON COUNSEL- ING- Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your fam- ily from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800- 431-1754 or Southwest Virginia Community College will offer the Driver Improvement (Defensive Driving) Clinic eight-hour course on May 2, 2015. The driving clinic is recog- nized by the Department of Motor Vehicles and the area court/legal system in mill From Page 1 That part is a total blank. Joe had some superfi- cial wounds and some blood on his hands. Kathy was scrambling to get our things to keep them from floating away. She tried to stand up on the bank of the fiver but it was pure mud and she sunk in so she stayed in the water (was not wearing her life jacket but swims well). Some good Samaritans in kayaks stopped and helped. They told us that the boat could not be uprighted where it was and they would pull it over to the other side of the river onto a sandbar. They took charge of the whole situa- tion! God Bless them! The gentleman who helped most said "I knew you were in trouble when I first saw you start down the river". They asked if everybody could swim. Of course I said no so one of the guys had me hold onto a handle on the back of his kayak and pulled me to the sandbar. He asked me to kick and I did (remember I can dog paddle but it was not easy in wet blue jeans and tennis shoes - do you know how much these things weigh when wet?). Kathy and Joe swam to the sandbar. One of our Samaritans told her she Times!!! delivery of the National Safety Council curriculum. Tuition cost for the course is $60.00 cash or money order payable to SWCC. Individuals attending a driver improvement clinic will learn defensive driving techniques, which can help prevent crashes and assist with points and fines reduction. Registration and tuition need to be submit- ted by April 27, 2015. For more information call 276.964.7369; email or visit us online Ill could stand up now and was going to help her but she said no that was okay and could do it (she real- ized her pants were just about off from the weight of the water that was in them like fdled balloons - that was all we would have needed - to provide a strip show). Whew - missed that one in time! The Samaritans dumped the water from the boat and gave us some instructions on how to paddle and keep control of the dam thing. Thank you Lord! Do you know what was amazing? Neither Kathy nor I got our hair wetI (Women do have to worry about what is most important - appear- ance - fight?) Kathy said she was silently praying that we make it to the end. It was definitely a LONG 7 miles. I kept thinking - as we passed mile markers along the way -Are we going to make it? How much longer can it be? We fmally made it to the spring that feeds a hole where manatees congre- gate near the end. There was a baby and several adults. That was really nice! Made the whole fias- co of a trip worth it! Actually it was fun. I just hope that no one was videoing us to put on YouTube - if you see a video of three crazy middle aged adults in a canoe that they can't handle, it will probably be us- let me know! The brochure said to allow 3 hours. It took us about 4. Not bad consider- ing all the little side trips we took along the way. The moral of this story is - rent a kayak for that trip, not a canoe. And get some instructions on how to operate whatever vehicle you choose. We have laughed and laughed over these comedy of errors. But I can say that is one off my bucket list that I will not be doing again! And that we are so thankful that nothing serious happened as it could have. at Open Monday through Saturday Milton Shopping Center Castlewood 1