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[Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, July i3, 2017 i i : Ricky Elswick of ,Pounding Mill, Virginia became a dislocated work- er after being employed as a machinist from 1980 to 2014. Even with 34 years of experience, Ricky had -"no workplace certifications to add to his resume. After two years of unemploy- ment, he was ready to take the next step toward retraining and earning needed certifications to compete for a job in a suf- fering economy. In June 2016, Ricky "became a participant in a six-month long PluggedInVA Precision ,Machining program ,offered through Southwest Regional Adult Education and Southwest Virginia Community College. During the program, Ricky was able to earn a number #f workplace certifications including Microsoft Digital Literacy, OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR/AED, a Career iReadiness Certificate, nine NIM~S (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) certifications, and a Career Studies Certificate in Precision Machining. Ricky says that in addi- tion to earning certifica- tions, he benefited from the program by refreshing his basic skills, learning new skills, preparing a fresh resume, and participating in a mock job interview. iRicky completed the pro- gram in December 2016 and began his jobsearch. testimonial Ricky Elswick When Ricky heard that General Engineering in Abingdon was looking for a qualified machinist, he contacted the company and spoke with the production manager who was over the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines. In his previous years working as a machin- ist, Ricky had only worked on manual machines. After completing the PluggedlnVA program, he was trained and equipped to run CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines. Ricky went through the interview process and was hired in April 2017. He is now working full-time Items of interest... GRIZZLE REUNION Thursday, August 3 - -:July 15 at the Grizzle Wildlife Habitat Family picnic area and Improvement Andy cemetery. For information Rosenberger, Private call 762-5680. Lands Biologist, Virginia Extension to offer Department of Game and Wildlife Educ.ational Inland Fisheries Thursday, Series. Extension will be September 7 - Waterfowl in offering the following Wise County. Wildlife Educational Castlewood High ~Series. Pre-register by School Class of 1967 will contacting Phil Meeks be celebrating their 50th (276-328-6194 or class reunion on August 5, "pmeek s@ vt. edu). If you've quit reading due to MACULAR DEGENERATION Special low vision glasses may help you enjoy reading again. Calt for a FREE phone consultation with Dr; Armstrong, Optometrist Offices in. Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Wythevilte, Virginia with benefits. Ricky men- tioned that he has a long drive to work, but he is glad to have a job with good pay, benefits (includ- ing a retirement fund), vacation time, and personal and sick days. Ricky says that he really enjoys his work and appreciates hav- ing a great work environ- ment where there is air conditioning and where lifting is done with cranes. With previous experi- ence working on manual machines, Ricky says that what he wanted most out of the PIVA Program was to learn CNC machining, and that's exactly what he did. He learned the skills and earned the certifications needed to compete in the current job market and now runs a CNC lathe at General Engineering. Ricky said he would defi- nitely recommend the pre- cision machining program to others and is apprecia- tive of what he was able to accomplish as a participant in the program. For information about future workforce training opportunities or earning a high school-level creden- tial, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581-9935. l,oarn more at: F)r. David I.. Armstrong (866) 321-2030 Dear Classmates: Cooks and Books event set for July 29 ST. PAUL, Va. - The annual Cooks .and Books gathering takes place July 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion in St. Paul, Va. The event showcases local and regional food dishes, wines, and beers, as well as local and regional authors. Proceeds from Cooks and Books support J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and The Lyric Project. A silent auction will also take place. Tickets cost $20.00 in advance or $25.00 the day of the event. The ticket price includes admission and tastings. Tickets may be ptirchased at C.R. Pate & Co. or Carter Bank & Trust in St. Paul, or online through PayPal. For details, visit www.StPaulMainStreet.or g and see the drop down menu under Calendar of Events. Jason Adams is a recov- ering Air Force brat and unapologetic IT nerd. Outside of the IT world, Jason is a student of ancient and medieval histo- ry, world mythologies, and arms and armor from past to present. Martial arts and motorcycles take up his remaining time. Neva Bryan's books include the novel "St. Peter's Monsters" and the collection "Sawmill Boys." Neva's award-winning work appears in many liter- ary joumals, including The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Appalachian Heritage, Floyd County Moonshine, and Fried Chicken and Coffee. Adda Leah Davis is a retired educator. Her latest book, "The Whisperer," was released in 2016, and is first in The Curious Janie Query Mystery Series. Ms. Davis has written fifteen books in the realistic fic- tion genre and include the Lucinda Harmon Saga, Untangling Tale series, and The Priory' Heritage series. Franklin Horton's first novel, " "The Borrowed World," was published in 2015. It became an Amazon bestseller. He continued the series with "Ashes of the Unspeakable," "Legion of Despair" and "No Time for Mourning." His fifth book in the series, "Valley of Vengeance," will be released in 2017. Linda Hudson Hoagland has won acclaim for her mystery novels that include the recent "Onward & Upward," "Missing Sammy," "An Unjust Court," and "Snooping Can Be Helpful - Sometimes." Hoagland has won numerous awards for her work, including first place for the Pearl S. Buck Award for Social Change. Karl Kilgore lives and works in her native moun- tains of Virginia. She writes science fiction, fan- tasy, and horror, exploring local legends and mytholo- gies. She lives at the end of a long dirt road with hus- band Jason Adams, two dogs, two cats, and wildlife they' re better offnot knowing more about. Rob Salyer is a native of St. Paul; Va., and is happy to return to his hometown with his new book, "The Myth of Virtue: Histories' Lies of the Civil War." Mr. Salyer was the producer, and historical consultant for "This Place is Haunted," a PBS docu- mentary that explored Civil War sites in Washington County, Va. Joe Tennis is the author of nine books, including three ghost-tale collec- tions, two pictorial histo- ries and three guidebooks, as well as a children's mys- tery novel. His latest release is the second edi- tion of his popular "Southwest Virginia Crossroads." Joe is also a features writer for the Bristol Herald Courier. epics of U Compliments Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 at the Bonanza Steakhouse in Lebanon, at 5:30 p.m. Well, I remember back For more information, in time, the night that I contact Linda Taylor gave my heart to Jesus and Dingus sweetchef@hot- allowed Him to move in. That is one of the most The Southwest memorable things that I Virginia Regional Jail know of. At the time, I was Authority Board meeting helping build Carbo Power Plant and I was always will be held at ,10:30 a.m., trucking out of Sam on Tuesday, July 25, at The Ennis's sawmill when I got Inn at Wise, Wise, Virginia. off work in the evenings if ST. PAUL HIGH I had time. I would go get a SCHOOL Class of 1967 load and deliver it some- will meet for lunch at the where that night. And on Sugar Hill Brewery on Saturdays, if we wasn't Saturday, July 22 at 11:30 working six days a week, I am. would go back and haul B L O O D D R IVE : wood out of the Sam Thursday, July 20. MorganEnnis's sawmill. That par- McClure Castlewood ticular morning I went up there and it was the frist between 10 am and 12:30 time I was there since there pm; Food City, St. Paul had been a change in me. between 3 pm and 5:30 pm. Sam said,"Come out here and sit down and tell me a big, old lie while that other ST. PAUL HIGH SCitOOL REUNION 2017 ~923 - 201~ Are you ready for another class reunion? The St. Paul High School Alumni Association is planning a reunionfor all alumni that graduated or attended St. Paul Iligh School from 1923 to 2olL The reunion will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2o17. On Friday evening, July 21~t, there will be a casual party at the home of Bob and Suzy Pate Harrison on Gray Hill beginning at 7:00 pm. The main reunion eve.nt be held on July , ff,t at the Market Pavilion in Market Square in the middle of do saltowaa St. Paul beginning at 6:oo pm. The fabulous band, Ivlj Road, will perform tbr our listening and dancing pleasure. Refreshments and drinks will be served. This will be the perfecx opportunity to bring your family so we can tell all your secrets you have tried to keep hidden since high school! The cost is $25.oo per person. You may pay by mail (see below) or pay at the reunk;n. All the money made from the reunion will go to the continuation of the St. Paul High School Alunmi Association Scholarships which are awarded each year. In order to have an accurate count for the it is neceKsary that the registration form be completed and returned as soon as possible and no later than July" 2o, -9o17, If you know classmates that have not been contacted about the reunion, please forward this to them. Please see our website, or social media for more information concerning all events in St. Paul. Sincerely, Suzy Pate ttarrison, Chair & Class of 1968 (276) 762-5544 or (276) 762-9376 Name REGISTRATION FORM SPHS REUNION 2017 Address Email Class Year Maiden Telephone/Cell Payment of $25 per person to be paid at the reunion Suzy Pate Harrison (%8) Post Office Box IO94 St. Paul, Virginia 24a83 Pa) ment of $ per person enclosed Benny G reer Crowder ('61) Post Office Box 309 St. Paul, Virginia 24283 benbet56 Please make Checks payable to SPftS Alumni Association** 'let your light so shine' truck is loading out. Just the only Bible that they tell me a big, old lie." may ever read is your I said, "Sam, I won't be lifestyle that you live doing that no more. God before them. forbid if I lie and I'm I remember another ashamed of all the ones I gentleman after I talked told but I've accepted with him and told him the Christ into my Ife and I've same story that I had become a new creature in accepted Christ into my Christ Jesus. I hope that the life and I wasn't what I old things are passed away wanted to be but I was cer- and all things have become tainly not what I used to be new." that he went home and told He said, "Well, I'd his wife, "Honey, there's rather heard about you some hope for me that I accepting the Lord into might even make it right your life than anybody I with God before leaving know of on earth." this world. If the Lord I said,"Well, I thank you would save Jesse Jones, He for the comment but why would save anybody so would you be so concerned there might be some hope about he likes of me?" for me." He said, "I was the sec- I was glad to hear that end biggest liar in the before he left this world, he United States. Now that found peace with God as a you've accepted the Lord dedicated Christian what and quit lying, that let me time he had left upon this move up to first place." earth. As far as I know, Sam You may not sing like had never attended church an angel. You may not or talked anything about preach like Paul. But when Salvation but I'm proud to the Lord gets ready, will say that after that, he and you be ready to answer the his wife went to church call? with me on different occa- sions. I was so glad that I .,o, .........,,oo influenced him enough that" ~ ~" ~ * "~ :~" ~ ~ * * ~ " when I asked him to go to i ~!aema ......C~! i church with me that he ~, $lllll[llllillll|[[a$~; said, "Seeing the change in your life, I can't say no.~ Movie HotlineForShowtimes Yeah. We'll go with you." 276-679-4252 : O I guess that's why the ~ Check Sho~imes0nline :~. Bible said, "Let your light nortonelnema.eom" "~ ,~ ~* ye -~: ~ ~ e ":~" so shine as a city set upon a -" C E NTRAL : hill that others may seei DRIVE- IN your good works and glori- ~a~oo,.~, vA. ~-ez~-~e~ fy God." You know, there's ". ^DULtS: ~ cmLnne~: s4 : o ~ "~- -~ ~: >~- ~ ,'.: :,4 ~' ::~' ~," o a lot of folks out there that ....... o Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday 8 am -12 pm If you missed the market on Saturday, you missed a treat. We had bushels of green beans, lots of cabbage, tomatoes, squash, peppers, zucchini, apples, potatoes, lettuce, and just about any fresh produce that is grown in our area. You won't want miss the market on Saturday for the best selection of fresh produce in the area. In addition to farm produce, we have a large selection of items available from bakers, crafters and meat producers. Center Stage Cloggers 11 AM Kids Bucks will be available at the Market Saturday We are certified to accept EBT, credit and debit cards, The first $10 of EBT will be doubled. Support your local farmers and crafters and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market.