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..... , t. l'am, vA, J aursday, July 4, 2013 4-H camp teen leaders, CITs, adult volunteers and 4-H leaders Wise/Buchanan 4-H Summer Camp The , Wise/Buchanan 4-H Summer Camp was held June 17-21 at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Abingdon. The theme was 4-H Super Heroes. Forty six campers age 9-13 were in attendance of camp this year. Wise County also contributed 11 teen leaders: Dalton Adkins, Alexander Cas- tro, Jordan Jones, Ben Shell, Chris Roberts, Hunter Robinson, Caroline Taylor, Catherine Tay- lor, Jamie Rich, Katie Rich and Rayann Swinney. These teens developed many leadership skills throughout the week helping with camp classes and supervising campers. There were also 3 CITs (counselors in train- ing) from Wise County: Tessa Culbertson, Laurel Burke and Sarah Jessee. These 4-Hers spent much of their week shadowing activities. This year evening the teen leaders to learn what activities included field Oly- they should be doing in the mpics, swim Olympics, Share- future. Kenny Sluss and Gabble the-Fun talent show, and whistle Fleming attended camp as adult tag. volunteers alongside 4-H Exten- Each year a boy and a girl sion Agent Hunter Romano and from the county are chosen as 4-H Program Assistant Lennie campers of the week and are Gall Dunlop. guaranteed a scholarship to 4-Hers took three classes camp the following year. This during the week and were able year's female camper of the to choose between: horseman- week was Summer Crabtree and ship, cooking, leather craft, the male camper of the week scrapbooking, riflery, archery, was Zion Ledford. repelling and zip line, sports, Wise County 4-H would like swimming, outdoor treasures, to give a special thanks to the challenge in the woods, fishing, Slemp Foundation and Big Stone logo robotics and drama. Classes Gap Lions and Kiwanis Clubs were held in the morning for donations that helped make allowing the afternoon to be this camp possible. We would devoted to recreation and also like to thank Wise County swimming. A dance was held Schools for providing buses and each night following evening drivers. Appalachian Coffee Time at I 0 Library I Adult Education Every Wednesday at 10:00 I a.m. the J. Fred Matthews| Memorial Library will host i  Connection by Karen Gent ..... AMERICALAWGROUP.COM with 13 Virginia Offices BANKRUPTCY* or DEBT ADJUSTMENT* For help call 804 DeM Law (3324529) Debt ReI Agency Plain & Simple -- UIVORCE* Easy Payments Separation Agreements. 804-245-7848 Agreed custody & support. So=in, s,c. -UISABILITY* Veteran Disability *Call for fees & restdcti0ns. America Law Group Inc. 7825 Midlothian Pike, Richmond 23235 Jfellows MARKET CORNER NEWS Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday, 8 am-1 pm Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm Don't miss the opportunity to check out a good selection of fresh produce including lettuce, onions, cabbage, summer squash, cucumbers, etc. Also at the market you will find plants, brown eggs, lamb, beef, honey, jams, jellies, baked goods, breads and much much more. The Farmers Market Cookbooks are available for purchase at the market as well as at Big M, St. Paul Builders, Bailey Hardware, Kilgore Law Office, the Town Hall, CR Pate and Co and Sweet Peas vrc,n Entertainment Market Musicians 10:00 a.m. Healthy Living by Amerigroup, Misty Lee Big M Archery Tips and Demos Kids Activities We are certified to accept EBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. The first ten dollars of EBT purchases will be doubled: Support your local farmers and crafters and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market. Coffee Time for all area senior citizens. Seniors are invited to stop by the library from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and have a cup of coffee, tea, cider, or hot chocolate and light refreshments. Visit with your friends, talk about the news going on in the area, read the local newspapers or browse through our magazine selections. Make plans to come by the library each Wednesday for coffee and conversation. For more information contact the library at 276-762-9702 Wise Co. Sheriff's office offers "Good Morning Wise County The Wise County Sheriff's Office offers a free service to all seniors of Wise County and the City of Norton. The Good Morning Wise County program provides a volunteer to call and check on the welfare of all participants, to determine if they have food, heat in winter, and cooling in the summer. They also want to make sure participants in the program are not being abused, mistreated, or neglected. All eligible seniors are en- couraged to sign up and use this free service. To sign up call Wilma at 276-328-7114 and leave your name and phone number. You may also call Sheriff Oakes, or a member of his staff, at 276-328-3756. The only information required is your name, address, phone number, and a contact person in case of emergency. Arts Center holds "Loving Life" photography challenge Appalachian Arts Center is lery, The Emporium frame shop holding a photography challenge and Appalachian Arts Center. A organized around the theme: point system will be used to Loving Life. Submissions may determine the winners in each be entered in the following cate- category, and all works will be gories: portrait, landscape, na- judged by apanel consisting of 2 ture, still life and documentary, professional photographers and Submissions must be received one graphicdesigner. no later than August 10, 2013, All images selected for the and:are limited to 10 images per exhibition should either be entrant. Single images are wel- mounted (with,, hanging clips come. Images may be submitted attached) or matted (with white in one of three ways: Digitally or off white matt board). Images via email at should be printed no smaller appartsinfo@sw.edu, on a disc, than 5 x 7 inches, and no larger or prints may be dropped off at than 20 x 24 inches. the Arts Center during regular Appalachian Arts Center, a business hours. The "Loving part of Southwest Virginia Com- Life" exhibition- featuring the munity College, is located on Rt. area's, best photographers- will 19, in the Old Arcliie Helton be held from September 3- Store, 2.5 miles south of Clay- October 26, at Appalachian Arts pool Hill. Normal business hours Center. are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Due to space considerations, Friday: 12-6pm; Thursday: 12- not all submissions will be able 8pm, and Saturday: 10am-6pm. to be shown in the exhibition. For more information, contact Once all the entries have been the Arts Center at276-596-9188 received by Appalachian Arts or email at appartsinfo@sw.edu. Center, final selections for the exhibition will be selected by a committee consisting of: Hal CV'l'imes Deadlines: Brainerd (a professional photo- Editorial copy grapher and owner of Brainerd (birthdays, anniversaries, Gallery), Don Elmes (photo- graphy instructor and photo- press releases, calendar grapher of 35 years), and Sarah items, weddings, etc) Romeo (director of Appalachian 3:30 pm Monday Arts Center). Photographers cho- Advertising sen in the initial selection pro- cess will be informed of which (classified and display) images were selected for the 12 noon Tuesday exhibition by August 17. Each category showcased in the exhibition will have a "best of the category" winner, and an honorable mention winner. Each of the best of category winners will be awarded a monetary prize of $50.00. Prize money has been donated by Brainerd Gal- According to Education Week and Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Cen- ter's Gradates, the graduation rate for the class of 2013 stands at nearly 75 percent - the highest percentage since 1973 and 8 points higher than a decade ago. These improve- ments suggest higher rates still over time. Yet many young adults are still failing to com- plete a meaningful high school education, with most non- graduates coming from educa- tionally and socio-economically disadvantaged groups and com- munities. According to the" Editorial Projects in Education Research Center (EPERC), Education Week's publisher, one million students from this year's high school class will not graduate with a diploma. That translates to more than 5,500 students lost each school day. These youths are the focus of Second Chances, an investigation of state and local performance, and recovery interventions that target out-of-school youths. The report tracks graduation policies for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and pre- sents a new analysis of gradu- ation patterns for the nation, individual states, and the na- tion's 50 largest school systems for 2010. The EPERC calcu- lated graduation rates using the Cumulative Promotion Index (CPI) method and data from the Department of Education's Common Core of Data, an annual census of U.S. public schools and school districts. It also conducted a survey that tracked 18 state policy indi- cators in three areas: college- and work-readiness definitions, high school completion cre- dentials, and exit exams. Second Chances focused on the nation's recoverable youths - young adults between the ages of 16 and 21 who are not in school, and who have not completed a high school educa- tion. According to the report, these individuals comprise nearly 7 percent of this age group, and are crucial targets for recovery interventions lead- ing to either a diploma or other high school credential. The report estimates that nationwide there are 1.8 million recover- able youths, with the largest- numbers in California, Florida; Georgia, New York, and Texas. Among these, Native American, Latino, and African American youths are disproportionately represented. Importantly, within the out-of-school population, employment rates are 75 percent higher for those who have completed high school, compared with dropouts. Thirty-eight states have now defined college readiness, one more since last year. At the state and district levels, graduation - rates vary dramatically. According to the report, a 281 percent divide separates the - highest- and lowest-performing - states. Report data reveal that wide variations are also found among the nation's 50 largest districts. An example of this can be seen by contrasting Detroit, Michigan schools, which have the lowest graduation rate at 46 percent, and those in Fairfax County, Virginia, which lead the nation at 85 percent. If you didn't complete high school, contact Southwest Re- gional Adult Education at 866- 581-9935. Earn a high school- " level credential by passing the five GED subject tests. Call today to register for a free GED test preparation class. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. ,rms 71% of American adults have used a newspaper, a newspaper website and/or a newspaper mobile source in the past 30 days. (Scarborou Rer,arch 2012) Virginia Press Services will run thia business caN-size display ad across Virginia for one low discounted price. For more details, call Adriane at 804-521-7585. 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