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, Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, June 16, 2016 0 y " Tob pb ne- ear extension on acco Miranda Cam ell-Magana graduates !i from Berea College ,: Co.,mission Grant Miranda Campbell- cessfully and in doing so, York City conducting 150 Magana of St. Paul VA changed their own lives chorus and orchestra musi- ~ Here s some good news pmmmmmmmammm received a bachelor's and the world around them. clans in a perforrn, ance of ~* degree with a major in His speech, titled, "To one of the world s great for adult learners. Linda ! .................... ~i Allen, Southwest Regional ! PI(IU|I[ I~oueatlon Economics at the Reach the Unreachable choral works, Verdi's great Commencement. Service Star: The Power of One choral masterpiece, the g~ Adult Education Program I Connection on Sunday, May 8, at, 2Vision," cited notable indi- Requiem. During the per- ~ Manager, recently request- 1 by Kavm G~t ~ p.m. at Berea College. viduals including Booker formance I caught myself ~ ed and received a one-ye,ar~ Dr. Everett McCorvey, T. Washington, Eleanor pondering this thought .... director and executive pro- Roosevelt, Dr. Martin 'How did this little black ~, ~ extension on the program s .... ducer of the Opera Theatre Luther King, Jr., Rosa child from Montgomery, ~~ ..... and TASC, two other high elected official, mter- looacco ~ommlsslon ............ at UK, challenged the 2016 Parks, and Berea sAlabama, raised dffring the "~r nt for Ma 2016 SChOOl eqmvalency tests, viewed ~or ajoo, comparea u a Y were evaluated but not two different products, graduating class of Berea founders John G. Fee andCivil Rights Movement, through May 2017 This "impossible ffreams" at the "impossible dreams."greatest concert hall in the ~ rant funds free GED approved, owned or rented a home, or College to pursue their Cassius Clay who had end up on the stage of the * g . . ~ More ~ood news is thatlooked for information 144th Commencement. McCorvey told the gradu-world conducting to a full testing in the regmn tor " "~ " 9 At the Commencement ates, "I know that God'shouse?' It wasn't in my ~ ....... funding to support the pro- onhne. If you have done " " ' r mose WhO quamy oy pass- , . ceremony, the 216 graduat- dream for you xs much big- plan. But here s the wonde in a GED Read rac gram s new Nanonal any of these things, the ~.7 ing seniors, along with sev- ger than either you or Iof it all: God had a bigger ~: . g Y P - External Diploma Program National External Diplomaeral dozen others who will could imagine." plan. My job was just to Uce test. h ho es (NEDP) was also Program might be fight for complete their degree Relating some of his work hard and have a sin- Allen said s e p ............ approved; this funding will you. reqmrements in August, personal experiences, Dr. gleness of vision of trying mat aamt stuaents m me ............ were challenged by Dr. McCorvey, who has per- to share my gifts with the .... cover me costs oI me pro-lne r~atlonm t~xtemal region .are taxing ao.v.an- gram per student enrolledDiploma Program is flexi- McCorvey as he cited formed at venues all world. I didn't know what examples of individuals around the world, said, form it would take or how tage ot these opportumtles -h f r h r stated"and allow students to earn ble and confidentml. You who, m spite of seemingly "Two nights ago ~I was it would happen. 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In 2017 is the Pearson VUE ...... half of the broken cookies until serving another bowl, combine ...... o~ account, voted ior an . . , _ __ . _ GED Test. "lhe Hi:SET in the prepared pan. In a pancake mix an(] pepper. ' ~-~ ~ ~ ,- ~ ~ -- 1 saucepan, combine milk, PEACH SMOOTHIE Remove fish from soda and t qn.q nr COlleC[lOn nronlDl[eQ on butter and chips; cook and q2 cups milk coat with pancake mix. Ina ---" ~'- ~ _r" stir over low heat until 2 cups frozen unsweet-large skillet, heat 1/4 inch ~ 1 ~ x r" melted. Remove from heat; ened sliced peaches of oil. Fry fish 2 to 3 min- most DIlD/lC lanos in v lr~lnla stir in vanilla. Pour over1/4 cup orange juice utes on each side or until r cookies in pan. Spnnkle concentrate fish flakes with a fork. with remaining cookies. 2 tbsp. sugar Drain on paper towels. The USDA Forest $5,000, six months in jail replanted, .... plant popula- Cover and refrigerate for at5 ice cubes , Service, the Virginia or both. Despite these pro- nons have diminished or least one hour. Cut into In a blender, combine Department of Game and hibitions, illegal collection disappeared altogether. Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), of ginseng on the forest Today ginseng collec- m ~ m and the Virginia continues to be a problem, tors harvest roots for large m "~m~;~it,~ a,~: "rl, m m,~l m Department of In 2015, Forest Service profits, as made widely m mU llt O U/ /lU[II m Conservation and Law enforcement charged recognized by the History m m Recreation (DCR) are 15 people with illegal har- Channel's "Appalachian I (~amrtll---~--~- a...~.~./..~.,~=,., ti / .... -~t2,'~ 706") ~ | working to protect rare and vest of ginseng. Outlaws.' Much of the v,.,,,,t~,mtt:nt~ r~t~tut o~ m. ~vtt=~ #v,~- o ~ I " threatened species on pub- Collecting ginseng, orginseng harvested in North - lic lands in Virginia. Once any plant, is illegal on state America is exported to ' Behind most stories is a scar abundant ginseng popula-natural area preserves by Asia for processing and , .... tions have declined over regulation of the Virginia resale where overharvest- Well, there s good, bad However, I may have for-and placed upon this earth the last sevgral decades in Administrative Code. The ing of native Asian' ginseng and ugly stories. And got some that I would have had made a debt that He ' Virginia due to continued only exception is for has caused populations to behind every story is a liked to remember, could not pay. That debt harvest of the plant for research purposes, and decline to the point that it memory, some bad and We see our wounded was a sin debt and it was consumption and sale. In requires a research permit no longer meets demand, some good. Behind most of warriors coming back paid on Calvary. order to protect plant popu- from the Department of "It's difficult to get a the stories is a scar. And I home. Some have scars I guess one of the lations, ginseng collection Conservation and clear picture of the extent guess that if the scars on that you can see. Some longest running stories that is prohibited on most pub- Recreation. of ginse,,ng poaching in my heart could be seen, it have scars that you cannot there is, is the one of when lic lands in Virginia, For generations peopleVirginia, said Capt. would probably look like a see. But behind every one Jesus was nailed to the including national forest have harvested ginseng for Clarke Greene acting chief map of washington, DC. of those scars is a memory, cross and pierced in the land. Illegal collection of profit and personal use in of Law Enforcement, Recently, someone asked Some stories are just side by a Roman soldier. ginseng continues to be a Virginia. Parts of the gin- VDGIF. "DGIF takes the me when I was going to fiction. Some stories are Those scars are often problem, seng plant are used for con- abuse of the state s wildlife run out of stories.,,I,smiled facts. There is true stories, talked about and remem- Ginseng is a listed sumption or for use as and natural resources very at them and said, I ve had There is love stories But bered threatened species in the additives to food and cos- seriously and any efforts to 82 ears to ut these stories ou know the reatesi lovei've heard eo le sa . Y P Y , g P P Y, ,. state of Virginia through metlc products. Some get around conservation to~ether and I don't forsee story ever told is written in "I'd like do have been the Endangered Plant and believe the ginseng plantto regulations will be strictly myself runnin~ out any a book that we call the there with a mi~ It would ' Insect Species Act The have specialmedicinal enforced" "v " ~ - " "~" ' wa s soon. Holy Bible. have taken a week s bury- ~' Virginia Department .of properties. In areas where Prevennon of. dlegal Flowever, one day I willSome are great storiesing to do away with those Game and Inland Fxsherles collectors have been espe harvest ~s required to " tell my last and final story about the dead being Roman soldiers that treated (VDGIF) enforces state cially active for a long time ensure that ginseng popula- " ~-..~.~ ....... ~._.~ t:.