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Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday,/~June 15, 2017 "nin The following article was written by Linda Allen, 'Southwest Regional Adult 'Education Program 'Manager, and will be pub- 'lished in "Progress," a . . pubhcatton of the Virginia ~dult Learning Resource Center at Virginia ~Commonwealth University. ~n her article Linda ~ddresses the topic of how ~luggedInVA has been sus- tained in Region 2 since 009. :> ~Sustaining PluggedInVA Programs in Region 2 by Linda Allen Linda Allen February 2009-May 2017, Southwest Regional Adult Education (SRAE) and its partners implement- ed thirty-nine PluggedlnVA (PIVA) cohorts in Region 2 serving 422 participants. Through this experience, we learned that the essential compo- nents for the successful sustainability of the PIVA program include: follow the PIVA model, provide comprehensive profession- al development, embrace partnerships and collabora- tion, and secure funding. PluggedlnVA is a career pathways bridge program that prepares adult learners with the knowledge, skills, and credentials and certifi- cations they need to suc- ceed in postsecondary edu- cation, training, and high demand, high wage careers in the 21 st century. The key elements include industry- specific contextualized curriculum, co-enrollment at a postsecondary institu- tion, industry-recognized credentials or certifica- tions, career coaching, an active business partner, a capstone project, and a cohort model. Continuous, high-quali- ty professional develop- ment is important to ensure effective implementation. Regular meetings with all stakeholders help to ensure that we continue to build relationships and trust, develop a common vocab- ulary, and leam the same content and best practices. SRAE has a PIVA leader- ship team in each of the four counties in Region 2 comprised of specialized PIVA instructors. The tech- nical instructor(s) provided by a partner, joins the team to implement the industry- focused cohort. Partnerships make PIVA work! Community and business partnerships enhance the delivery of the PIVA model and help fill in the resource and service gaps based on the needs of the cohort. Clear expecta- tions must be set regarding the roles and responsibili- ties for the partners. Our core partners are local community colleges and career and technical cen- ters, local businesses, WlOA and the Workforce Development Board. The PIVA coordinator helps maintain partnerships with community agencies and facilitates effective com- munication and collabora- tion. Sustainability for PIVA focuses on both partner- ships and dedicated fund- ing. Sustained funding for PIVA in Region 2 has been secured from a variety of Items of interest... Extension to offer Wildlife Educational Series. Extension will be offering the following Wildlife Educational Series. Please pre-register by contacting Phil Meeks (276-328-6194 or Thursday, July 6 - Wildlife Damage Control - VDGIF and USDA Thursday, August 3 - / Wildlife Habitat Improvement - Andy Rosenberger, Private Lands Biologist, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Thursday, September7 - Waterfowl in Wise County. Castlewood High School Class of 1967 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion on August 5, at the Bonanza Steakhouse in Lebanon, VA at 5:30 CDL Drivers needed to deliver new trucks. Tow cars are a plus. Reload opportunities available. www, qualitydriveawayxom CalI 574-642-2023 NOW! sources ~ that leverages a combination of federal, state and local dollars. An example is our partnerships with a local community college and the Workforce Development Board on two, three-year Department of Labor Grants which included PIVA as the entry-level training component. Working under these grants, SRAE and partners created long-term, detailed plans for PIVA sustainabil- ity. Although we have been very successful in the implementation of P1VA programs in Region 2, developing the cohorts in our rural area is not with- out its challenges. For us, the major decline in the coal industry has negative- ly impacted the region leaving service and retail industries and health care accounting for most of the jobs in the area. We are also experiencing popula- tion loss, high poverty lev- els and an unemployment rate ranging from 6.1% to 9.9%. The workplace is fundamentally being trans- formed as economic devel- opers explore tourism, advanced manufacturing, and cybersecurity as indus- tries to boost the economy. As we move forward, we are confident that PluggedlnVA will continue to have a significant role as the region begins to retrain, retool, and re-engineer. For information about earning a high school-level credential or participating in future PIVA programs in the region, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581- 9935 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Taylor Dingus sweetchef@hot- ma' 31st Annual MASON- DORTON Schoolhouse Reunion June 17, 11 am- 4 pm. South 71 Castlewood. Please bring covered dish or drinks. For more information call Janice Halsey 276-889- 2488. PHILLIPS-POWERS REUNION June 17 at 11:00 am at Cleveland Ball Park. Covered dish. Everyone welcomeI The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail' Authority Board meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at The Inn at Wise, Wise, Virginia. 214 kids registered for Kids fishing day on June 4, 2017, during Clinch River Days. Chief Jonathan Johnson would like to thank all the sponsors who helped us make this day so successful. We appreciate all the kids and parents that chose to spend part of their day with us and enjoy the outdoor activities. Dustin Warner won biggest fish for age 8- 12 Paisley Gibson won biggest fish for age group 2-7 Compliments Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth Back several years ago, me and my buddy Sam, was working construction at the Holston Defense in Kingsport. Well, we went out to work on Monday morning and Sam and his crew Was all laid off for a while. They gave him his paycheck and I told him to hang around until that evening because I had to work. He said, "No, I'm going to start walking~ I'll probably catch a ride." So he walked up to Kingsport, cashes his check, buys him a boom box and starts walking up the road with his boom box in one hand and his thumb stuck out. Unfortunately, he never got a ride. I worked my 10 hour shift and started home which was about 45 miles. Just about a couple of miles before I got home, I saw Sam still walking. I picked him up and brought him on home. I said. "Well, I'm glad that before you reached your destination that I came by to take you on home." From time to time, we would laugh about him not just staying down in Tennessee. Then years went by and that day was brought to my memory. I remember how my Dad walked in sin for about 60 years before he accepted Christ. About 18 months after he did, the Lord called him on home. I remember that the Bible said that he that cometh in at the eleventh hour will receive as much as he that cometh in at the first. I'm glad that the Bible said whosoever will, let him come and take of the water of life freely. He didn't put a time limit on that. You know, it would be awfully ugly to give your whole life span to Satan and then when you're knocking on death's door to bring your body to Jesus when you didn't have any time left to do anything for Him. I guess that's why the Bible said, "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleas- ure in them." That can be found in Ecclesiastes in chapter 12. R, cipes by MiU,,ed H, b,rt APPLE CORNMEAL MUFFINS 1 cup cornmeal 1 1/2 cups flour 4 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 1/2 cups finely chopped apples 1 egg 1 cup milk 1/4 cup melted butter Combine all dry ingre- dients. Mix in apples. Beat egg. Add milk and butter,then add dry ingredi- ents. Stir only until mixed. Put into well greased muf- fin tins. Bake 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. TURKEY FRUIT SALAD 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp. honey 1/8 teas. ginger 2 cups cubed cooked turkey 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup chopped Unpeeled apples 1 cup grape halves 1 can (8 1/4 oz.) pineap- ple chunks, drained 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted Combine mayonnaise, 000 OO04I 0 inell e;ooe oooo Cinema City i i Movie Hotline For Showtimes 276-679-4252 i Check Showtimes Online e : ; : CENTRAL : : DRIVE - IN : Bla~,oanSodo VA 276-679-3761 : ADUL'ILrS= ~ CHILIDREN-', S4 : honey and ginger. Stir in turkey, oranges, apple, grapes and pineapple. Refrigerate for one hour. Sprinkle with pecans just before serving. LATTICE-TOP CHICKEN STEW 1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen California blend vegeta- bles, thaw and drain 2 cups cubed cooked chicken 1 cup milk 1 can condensed cream of potato soup 1/2 cup shredded ched- dar cheese 1/2 cup french-fried onions 1/2 teas. seasoned salt 1 (8 oz.) tube crescent rolls Combine vegetables, chicken, milk, soup, cheese, onions and sea- soned salt. Transfer to a greased baking dish. Bake uncovered350 degrees for 20 minutes. Separate cres- cent dough into two rectan- gles. Seal perforations; cut each lengthwise. Place on top of stew. Bake 15 min- utes longer. HONEY CAKE 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup honey 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups flour 1 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup sour milk Cream shortening. Add honey and eggs. Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with milk; mix thoroughly. Pour into a well greased cake pan. Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes. 1} #101Carolina 2)Model # LittJe P, ock 0RD