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[;'age 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, July 11, 2013 ...... .............................................. Join. the Arbor ~:,~!~! iC i i AN': ~ /(Jr:; ~i ~i ................................. .... ......: ............... ...... Foundation ...... ................ ; ~'.~~ :.? ~2 :., ........................... +, ........... ......... in July and protect national .... forests Virginia's PluggedIn VA America's forestland is a program was highlighted in a prized natural resource, and May 2013 Special Edition Spot- anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the light of Adult Career Pathways Arbor Day Foundationthis(ACP) News. ACP News is a month, publication of the Designing , Through the Replanting OurInstruction for Career Pathways 3" b l National Forests campaign, the Initiative, which was recently J! Arbor Day Foundation will honor launched by the U.S. Depart- each new member who joins in ment of Education Office of July by planting 10 trees in Vocational and Adult Educa- AWARDS...Mountain Empire Transit drivers proudly display the awards they earned while competing recently at both the state and national levels. Pictured " by Karen Gent gram. The VALRC team sup- ports program teachers through professional development and resource sharing activities. The VALRC offers a face-to-face career pathways training on contextualized and integrated instruction, with a focus ori workplace readiness for any skill level, and it has hosted statewide meetings for teachers forests that have been devastated tion's (OVAE) Division of to share best practices and by wildfire, insects and disease. Adult Education and Literacy. brainstorm ideas on adapting The cost for joining the Arbor This three-year project is the PluggedIn VA model for Day Foundation is a $10 dona- designed to, provide technical unique situations and industries. tion. America;s national forestsassistance resources that sup- Kate Duly states in the face enormous challenges, in- port OVAE's goals for in- article that the team is building eluding unprecedented wildfires creasing the quantity and PluggedIn VA networks through that have left a backlog of more quality of available career path- listservs and a collaborative than one million acres in need of ways instructional program- website to enable teachers to replanting The Foundation has ruing for low-skilled adults, ask questions of one another worked with the United States ACP News asked professional and share resources among Forest Service for more than 20 developers in three states, one programs. The team is using years to plant trees in high-need of which was Virginia, howThinkfinity to collect videos forests. (left to right) are .Operations Supervisor Gary Bowman, Transit Drivers Carlos Our national forests provide they are approaching teacher and lesson plans that reflect habitat for wildlife, keep the air development for contextualized" good practices in contextualized Wolfe, Mike Cook, Jerome Wright, Doug Ashley, Run Maddox, Transit Director clean and help ensure safe instruction, instruction. They have also Mitch Eiliott and Executive Director Michael Wampler. drinking water for more than 180 Kate Duly, instructional created a professional learning million Americans. specialist at the Virginia Adult community with input from pi "Keeping our forests healthy Learning Resource Center instructors. Mountain Em_ re Transit claims state Roadeo is vital to the health of people (VALRC)at Virginia Common- These activities have +;t-1 sends to national and the entire planet," said John wealth University, contributed prompted on-site visits between ,,e, comee-to.s comve--on Rosenow, founder and chief ,-,^,. _ .... to the spoth=. c,a,vprograms as well as day-long Mountain Empire TransitEmpire Transit Director, wasunity for transit drivers from executive ot the Arbor Day .." .... , ....... reported that in Virginia, many trainings hosted by individual took the competition by storm at very pleased with the drivers' across the state to showcase their rounaanon pmntmg trees m ....... .. " ...... anult educators are aenvermg programs to share promising the 2013 driving Roadeo in performance at both the state driving skills and knowledge of our nauona, torests, we wm preserve Precious natural re- Chesterfield. Drivers from and national levels. "rules of the road". The " contextuahzed instruction practices and resources. South- " thrOb h the state's Plu edln Mountain Em ire Older Citizens"I'm very proud of all our competition includes a written sources and the benefits they g . gg west Regional Adult Education took home the overall team drivers that competed. We have test, a wheel chmr securement provided one such training in award, placed 1 and 3rd in the a great team and I couldn't be exercise and a driving obstacle Lebanon in February 2013. body on chassis division and 1st happier,, with how they per- course. When asked what's working. and 2 place in the van division, formed, Elliott said. MEOC Drivers Doug Ash- . p" p gr ched well in supporting teacher Mountain Empire .drivers Doug The event was held on Satur- Icy-State Bus Champion and$10 membership contribution to in Russell County in 2009, and adoption of contextualized in- Ashley and Jerome Wright were day April 6th and is sponsored by Jerome Wright-State Van Chain- Replanting Our National Forests, .......... " .... has expanueu mrougnout struction, Duly said, "It has state champions in their respect- the Community Transportation pion advanced to the national Arbor Day Foundation, 100 ........... ............ oumwest wrglma, as web asbeen wonderful to see local tive division. Drivers Run of Virginia (CTAV) and thecompetition Sunday June 2 in roor ve., r eorasKa troy, . "h -" m ot er parts ot the state, over programs so supportive of each Maddox and Mike Cook were Department of Rail and Public Albuquerque New Mexico 68410, or vlmtarborday.org/july. ....... winners of individual trophies. Transportation (DRPT). Thewhere Jerome Wright finished 3 me past tour years. nls year, other. The 'success of the _ -. : .... .. ..... _ Pre-Pluggedin VA programs, Pluggedln VA model has Mitch Elliott, Mountain driving Roadeo offers an opport- in the nation in the van division. Preventln r fraud which target learners between prompted some program mana- Grants to..localitie.s for public boating .no farm ~ervlce 6gency"" -...~. -- .... the 5t~ and 8t~ grade levels, have., gers to restructure their entire .... .,._ ......... oeen tauncned statew de adult basic education/GED pro- fac e Pluggedln VA is a career Agency in the prevention of .... grams to focus on contextuali- access fllU s available waste and abuse of the pathways mmatlve that pro- zation for workplace readiness, Federal Crop Insurance Program. vides adult learners with the especially in rural areas." The Virginia Department of cess Maintenance Require- Department has funded thisFSA has been, and will continue knowledge and skills they need For more information about Game and Inland Fisheries ments grant program. Last year the to, assist RMA and insurance to succeed in postsecondary Pluggedln VA programs in the the avaflabfl t of D prowders by monitoring cropeducatmn tramm and h re announces " "y Areas of Need (for epartment awarded $390,900 .'.. . ' . " ! " , " " g, . "g - gion, contact Southwest Re- grants for fiscal year 2014 andBoatin Access) to 10 localities for the devel- conditions t ougnout the. grow,! demand, high-wage careers, gional Adult Education at 866- requests applications. Eligible to Recreat-ional l oatin is a ooment or renovation of 14 sites lug season, r Awm.cont[nue to! The VALRC developed a 581-O935.GED is a registered .... - remr all suspected cases oI fraud, . . . recewe grants are V rgmm local- popular activity and there are on 7 different river systems. To ....... a to!model for contextuahzed In- trademark of the American ities (counties, cities and towns), anDroximatelv 250,000 re ister learn more about hunting, "" strnction that is delivered as an Council on Education. Used The purpose of the grants is to e (boats in Virginia. Manymor; fishing, boating and other Producers can report suspect- integral component of the pro'- under license. assist locahtles in pro1dlng pub- watercraft (canoes/kavaks) that outdoor opportunities in Virginia ed cases to the FSA'dffice, RMA, .... " lic opportunities for boating ac- are not registered use existin visit the Virginia Department of Or the Office ofthe Inspector l ' " ............I cess faci!ities for new develop- facilities or are in need Game and Inland Fisheries'General. 1 Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times I ment or tide renovation or impro- additional sites This grant website: www.HuntFishVA.com. . I call 762 7671 vements to existing public boat- "ro-ram "rovides u" to 75% of . 1 "'" - ..... v ....+" Fall e... , mg access facflmes For more . the approved project costs to Jt .ln slJott. o ec acu, ar , detads, wmt .... construct or. renovate boating-.-__ _ . I I www wr m m'.,go v/boatm.' facilities for trailer IJh t rr al hxr ', ' , access or ,..... M,., ;,t,. Contest and I I ccess/grants to aowmoad the non trailer hand launch facili I z t1JJUt1J 12t vvtttt ] following Information e b t~es Apphcatlons are du y -" P~blic B~ati:n Access " ( " " - " Exhibition introduces new theme I Macular Deoeneratmt I g October 1, 2013 and award is, , I =v , I G:2~s ~o Locahtles Program anticipated by January 1, 2014. category I ..__ I " Upon notice of award, the local . ...... I I Ouestions and Answers . : .............. The Eleventh Annual Kin s- to p.m. Keceptmn/ waros I I -- jurlsmcuon Wlll nave until Apru '~ " t" !-- Accessibility Guide ....... : ~. _. port Fall Spectacular Photo-Ceremony will be September 7 [ ~ ~P.,~a"- /- I 1, zut~+ to sign a ~ooperauve ! "" ~l i lines for Boating Access .................. .... graphy Contest and Exhibition is from 6-8 p.m. All awards will be [ .......... :. f'- _ ..... I Facilities u m .t, , gtccmcm.. r unu a,c looking for entries. There are presented that night with the I " "" )(, - I DGIFDesinStandards 'prvmea n a relmoursement three levels of competition: exception ofthePeople'sehoice] I Cooperato Boating Ac- basl ,;o ;o ...... a , ear the Youth, Amateur, F Proficient. which will be presented Septem- '". " ................. : Competition categories are: ber 21 at 3 p.m. Deadline for I I .... Nature, Pictorial, Carrie Penley voting for People's Choice is [Find out if the new E Scoop glasses [ " ...... Themed category and the September 21 at 3 p.m. Iwill helD,_ .you see better " I FI Photographs can be color or Entry deliveries, judging, I ' ] i! Black and White (monochrome exhibition, reception will take I | Cash prizes anddri'bbons awarde i aD twTthoeMKn2snt oCeFotern f ICarl for a FREE phone consultat,on [ " i ....... ; - . " '..: for 1, 2 , 3 places, People "gP " Iwith Dr. Armstrong, Optometrist I ll'r2;' ....' ' "~-.~ " " "-~..~,~:~ @' Choice award Best of Show. the ation Offices located at 140 West I nm,.,.~ in II.... lea O_hsrl.t~n~um= Uk.,,-',,...h.... w,~,~.-'u,~ ] , :. Jerry Penley I Love the Blue Mare btreet, rxmgsport, i I I - . ..... . .... ., .. '- Ridge/Appalachians. Honorable-37 0. "= ....... " '-'" q'*" '- Mentions will receive ribbonsFor more information on the ~',lUnited tormoretntovIsitusort. usToda 800-711-91751540-.239-258S .... ,, . . . 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