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\ Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, June 18, 2009 The Price is Right -The Virginia Historical Society Offers Free Admission for Everyone This Summer- The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has always been a good value: being free to children under 18 daily, being free to everyone on Sundays, offering discounts to seniors and students, and costing only $5 for an adult admission. But this summer, the VHS will offer visitors even more bang for their buck. As a matter of fact, visitors will not even have to spend a buck. Beginning June 6~ and running through August 30th, the VHS will be free for all visitors every day the museum is open to the public. "We understand that families are paying very close attention to what they spend their money on right now and that many of them are going to forgo out-of- state vacations this summer to cut costs," said Paul A. Levengood, President and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society. "We want to give back to the community by giving people somewhere to go that is enjoyable, educational, and entertaining as well as close to home and affordable." From June 6~ to August 30th, while open to the public at no charge, the VHS will display three exhibitions about the Vietnam era. The society is offering complimentary admission as a way to honor military personnel who served in the Vietnam War and their families. Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era explores the issues, actions, reactions, and expressions of life and culture of African Americans as they were affected by the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. Over 160 artifacts, photographs, audio recordings, songs, oral histories, and an original documentary on display in this award-winning exhibition show how events in the 1960s helped frame African American political and social perspectives that extended beyond civil rights. The roles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Colin Powell, Jimi Hendrrix, and many others are explored, as well as the 9,000 women who served as nurses and in clerical and support positions during the war. Soul Soldiers was organized by the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Marking l~me: Voyage to Vietnam features a cache of Vietnam War soldier art of striking importance and poignancy. Soldiers and Marines on the ship USNS General Nelson M. Walker, bound for Vietnam in 1967, inscribed graffiti phrases and images on the bottom sides of canvas bunks in the troop compartments. Men wrote their name and hometown, the date they expected to leave the service, and kept day-by-day calendars to mark the progress of the voyage. Original graffiti- covered canvases - discovered in the process of scrapping the vessel in 2005 - display messages of patriotism, politics, humor, , anxiety, and love. Marking Time was organized by the Vietnam Graffiti Project in Keswick, Va. Bring Paul Home: Phyllis Galanti and Vietnam War POWs is based on the collection given to the Virginia Historical Society by Richmond resident Phyllis Galanti. Her husband, Paul, was a lieutenant commander in the What Tree Is That? booklet from the Arbor Day Foundation makes it easier to identify trees in Virginia The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a fun and easy-to-use tree identification booklet that will help people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. What Tree Is That? features advanced, hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. Recreational and professional arborists alike have called this pocket field guide one of the most user friendly resources to have at their fingertips. Its beautiful, ~ll-color illustrations are in precise detail to depict natural colors, shapes, and textures, so users can make a positive species identification in just a few easy steps. The Arbor Day Foundation now offers this booklet to help people identify trees in Virginia and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. What Tree Is That? uses a unique step-by-step approach to identify the species of each tree. From explaining what to look for in the shape of the leaves and differences in the leaf stems and twig structures to specifics on the fruits and flowers, and the details of buds and bark. "What Tree Is That? is a wonderful resource to help people identify trees so that they will be able to better appreciate them," said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The educational mission of the Arbor Day Foundation is to help people enjoy and appreciate trees, and we feel our pocket field guide will do just that." What Tree Is That? is also available as an online interactive version at The Arbor Day Foundation offers this unique, one-of-a-kind online tool so people can identify trees using the internet. To obtain a tree identification guide in full color, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410. You can also order the book online at MARKET CORNER NEWS This week is a big week for the Clinch River Farmers' Market. Beginning Wednesday, June 17th, the market will be open two days a week. On Wednesday the hours are 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm or a little later, on Saturdays, the hours are 7:00 am until noon. Entertainment Schedule for Sat., June 20 10 am Center Stage Cloggers 11 am Free Clogging lessons for kids Rain Barrel Demo by Team Estonoa (~'N Come visit the vendors for a selection of lettuce, onions, Squash, salad peas, molasses, maple syrup, new potatoes, lamb (with samples) cage free egg~, black walnuts, homemade jams and jellies, bread, flowers and craft items to include note cards, rain barrels, bird houses, homemade soaps, lip balms, etc. Bake Sale items will be available. In addition to the vendors, the market provides free blood pressure checks and recycling bins for paper (including newspaper, cardboard, and magazines), plastic (number t and 2 only), and aluminum. Each week the market is expanding to include new vendors and new p.roduce. Come check out the market for a selection of locally grown meat and produce. I I I I U.S. Navy when his plane was shot down over Vietnam on June 17, 1966. Mr. Galanti was a Prisoner of War (POW) until February 12, 1973. Pictures, letters, pamphlets, buttons, and posters from the donated collection show Mrs. Galanti's efforts, and those of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, to publicize the plight of their loved ones and to secure their release. "I think these exhibitions will be of interest to visitors, especially those who lived through the 1960s and 1970s, because they will be able to personally relate to the topics covered in all three shows," Levengood said. "It is the perfect opportunity for parents and grandparents to bring their children and grandchildren to learn about events that had a huge impact on American society, politics, and culttire - and they can see it all for free!" Super Saturday at Camp Bethel Camp Bethel's Super Satur, day begins at 12 noon on June 20.. Skateboarding, lake activi- ties, zip line, climbing wall and paintball will be available along with a skateboard competition. Concessions will be available as well. Entertaining will be The Curtis Band of Elizabethton, Tennessee. In addition, Aaron Shust, Dove Award winner, will be in concert at 7 p.m. The cost for the day is $15, or $10 for the Shust concert only. Paintball is extra. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, con- tact Camp Bethel at 1-800-359- 4049 or at www.campbetheL DEADLY NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES lVllDR Muscular Dystrophy Association 1-800-572-1717 Adult Education office offers Summer School by Mail Due to popular demand, the Regional Adult Education office is again offering Summer School by Mail. If improving your academic skills or getting your GED is your goal, don't let high gas prices, the kids being home from school, or summer gar- dening keep you from pro- grossing toward your goal. You will be sent lessons by mail, and then you return them for evaluation. All postage is pro- vided. This is a free service of Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton Schools for adults 18 or older who do not have a high school diploma. To be part of this program, simply call 1-800-422-3433 or 276-386-2433 and say you want to sign up for Summer School by Mail. MOTORISTS Stop for Pedestrians in the&ibrary Crosswalk-- It's the Law! .... " Adult Education Connection by Karen Gent ;=~." Parents aren't the Only-l~rov-e yourself. Our societ~ people in the world who are assumes that because you have - concerned about education, a GED you are more prepared : Earning a GED certificate is a to work on a higher level than concern of many people who someone who does not have a are looking for that perfect job high school credential. For this because they know that a GED reason, it is critical to obtain a gets the attention of employers GED. who look at the "education" There are specific values space of applications that are that you will learn as you filled out by each prospective prepare to earn your GED. You employee. Without getting a will develop a better knowledge GED that can support your of reading, writing, spelling, educational background, em- math, science, technology, ployers will likely overlook politics, academic thinking and your resume completely- no information synthesis. You may matter how perfect you really also discover that there are jobs are for the job. out there that you didn't know Everywhere around us, we existed and that you will wish are being encouraged to turn to seek further as they appeal to our focus to education. Tele- your personal taste. vision commercials advise high If you didn't finish high school dropouts to earn their school, it's time to discover that GED's. Many shows depict the world isn't just for other teachers and students and the people, but it's for you too! You importance of achieving scho- can make that next step *oward lastically. Even at election time, a better job. You can arther much of the focus of candidate your education and ach,.e the platforms is based upon the goals you want to achieve. It's improvement of the education all a matter of getting started system, and earning your GED certi- Why does the world seem ficate. so determined to make sure that To register for free GED you work hard, receive a quality preparation classes, contact education, and get your GED? Southwest Regional Adult~ In today's society, man?/" as- Education at 889-5424, or call " sumptions are made based upon toll-free at 1-866-581-9935. To the educational background of a register for GED testing, person. Getting your GED may contact Joyce Presley at the not make you any more Buchanan County School Board qualified for a job in a technical Office at 935-4551, Cindy sense, but it will give you the Stanley at the Dickenson opportunity to demonstrate why County Career Center at 835- you are qualified in an inter- 9384, Glenda Breeding at the view or during your In'st few Russell County School Board months of employment. 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