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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, July 26, 2012 Tree identification booklet from Arbor Day Foundation The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step- by-step process. The booklet, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlight- ing the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. Nature lovers and profess- ional arborists alike have called this pocket field guide one of the most user-friendly resources to have. Its beautiful, full-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 It by Karen Gent offers this booklet to help people HONORED The Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center of identify trees in Virginia and Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc was honored recently in Denver, throughout the Eastern and Cen- Colorado, with an Aging Achievement Award from the National Association of tral regions of the United States. --Would anyone ever think of extension on his certification Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Critical Signals Technology (CST-LTL) is a long- What Tree Is That'? uses a unique time sponsor of the n4a Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards. Pictured step-by-step approach to identify a career change at the age of deadline with CONSOL. With 75? It had been 60 years since just two days remaining on the (left to right) during the award presentation are Jeffery S. Prough, President the species of each tree. The Robert Shortt of Doran, Vir- granted extension, Robert booklet explains what to look for ginia dropped out of school as Shortt passed his final test on and CEO of CST-LTL, Marguerite Linteau, Chief Clinical Officer of CST-LTL, in the shape of the leaves and an eighth grader. Shortt had January 11, 2012 and earned his Leigh Ann Bolinskey, Director of the Mountain Laurel Cancer Center, Dawn differences in the leaf stems and worked most of his life as a GED certificate. Simonson, n4a President and Michael Wampler, Mountain Empire Transit twig structures, specifics on the self-employed auto repairman. Shortt remarks, "I am proud Director. fruits and flowers, and the details A little more than a year ago, he of myself. There are not many of buds and bark. went to work at CONSOL's at my age who get a GED "Our What Tree Is That? Buchanan Mine 1 in the lamp (certificate). This has been a Mountain Laurel Cancer Su rt and Resource pocket brochure is an ideal r nAgi gA h v resource to help people develop a house where he keeps lights, great accomplishment for me. I gas detectors, and sensors, have been congratulated by Cente receives a n c le ement Award greater appreciation for trees," When Shortt was hired by many." said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the CONSOL, it was under the Shortt recalls that everyone provision that he would obtain at his workplace congratulated from the National Association of Area Arbor Day Foundation. "The his GED credential within a him on accomplishing his goal Arbor Day Foundation strives to Agencies on Aging (n4a) o,v people enjoyand appreciate given amount of time. Shortt Shortt was a speaker at the trees, and we feel our pocket had not been in a situation Tazewell County GED Com- Mountain Empire Older and their families in local ional supplements, crocheting field guide will do just that." before where earning his mencement Ceremony in May GED certificate was a re-where he shared his success Citizens, Inc: is pleased to communities, comfort-care items, help navi- What Tree Is That? is also quirement. He planned to work story and received a standing announce that its Mountain"As the nation's older adult gating the cancer care system available as an online interactive on earning his certificate on his ovation from the audience. Laurel Cancer Support and Re- population continues to grow and lead a chronic disease self- version at ar;aorday.org. The Ar- days offfrom his job. A career change and an source Center has been honored dramatically, we are going to management program adapted bor Day Foundation offers this In August 2011, Shortt educational goal attainment at with an Aging Achievement need to develop more and more for cancer survivors, uriique, one-of-a-kind online tool enrolled in a GED test pre- Award by the lational sociation of Area Agencies on the age of 76 proves that it's Award National As- innovative strategies to address The volunteers provide so people can identify trees using paration class offered by South- really never too late to earn a sociati, Agenci on the needs of the 60+ population hands-on interactions with the the internet, west Regional Adult Education GED certificate. Through his Aging (n4a). The awards as well as to find new ways to clients and help improve their To obtain a tree iden:ification at the Richlands Business In- hard work and determination, program is sponsored by CST utilize the many assets they quality of life. guide in full color, send your cubator, which was taught by Robert Shortt was able to keep your Link to Life (CST-LTL). possess. We are so pleased to be The 2012 n4a Aging Achiev- name and address and $5 for Wanda Lawson. At the age of his job and remain a viable part The Mountain Laurel Center able to recognize and honor ement Awards honored programs each guide to What Tree Is That?, 76, Shortt was working 52-56 of Virginia's workforce. was among 44 local aging these innovative and successful in a range of categories that Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska hours per week at the mine and If you didn't finish high school, contact Southwest programs to receive honors at programs and practices that are include Care Transitions, Care- City, NE 68410, You can also attending class when he had Regional Adult Education at the n4a Annual Conference & doing just that," said n4a CEO giving, Community Planning- order the book online at free time. Tradeshow, July 7-12, in Sandy Markwood. "Our award /Livable Communities, Elderarbo Denver, CO. " winners are leaders in devel- Abuse Prevention, Financial As- After a little more than a 866-581-9935. Sign up for a The 2012 n4a Aging Ach- oping creative solutions, born sistance, Healthy Aging/Nut- month in class. Short began his free GED test preparation class. ievement Awards recognize Area out of the Aging Network'srition, Home & Community- GED testing process. Over a GED is a registered trade- Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and ongoing commitment to support Based Care, Medicaid Wai- period of months, he was pass- mark of the American Council ing one test after the other, but on Education. Used under lic- Title VI Native American aging the independence and wellbeing ver/Medicare, Technology, Tran- he had to ask for a 15 dayense. programs that have developed of older adults. We congratulate sportation, Volunteerism/Civic successful, cost-effective initia- and thank each of these pro- Engagement and 'You Name It.' tives to support older adults, grams for being true models for To learn more about Mou- ] Classified advertising works call 762-7671 persons with disabilitiesand the entireAgingNetwork." ntain Empire Older Citizens, ! their family caregivers. The hon- Volunteers with the Moun- Inc. and the Mountain Laurel -- - ored programs serve as models tain Laurel Cancer support can- Cancer Support and Resource for other agencies seeking new and effective approaches to ad- dress the needs of older residents cer patients, their family and Center, visit our website at caregivers by providing rides to www.meoc.org or find us on doctor visits, delivering nutrit- Facebook. Insider tips: Make the most of your Biltmore visit this summer -Special activities & pricing offeredduring summer vacation season- front and cen- ember. Biltmore House is pic.ture- Vacations Visit the Antler Hill Farm barnyard animals and their babies for a chance to pet chicks, roosters, goats and lambs. Enjoy a Winky Bar Sundae from the Creamery in Antler Hill Village. This treat is made from the original vanilla ice cream recipe from the historic Biltmore Dairy. Pack a picnic and enjoy it at the lagoon where the reflection of Biltmore House shimmers on the water. Stop by the Historic Rose Garden, planted exactly as it was when George Van- derbilt lived at Biltmore. It's filled with roses in more than 50 varieties. Hike to the top of the Vista across from Biltmore House where the view of. ter as summer is officially in the air and heralding the busy travel season. First-time visitors to Biltmore, and even those who visit regularly, may be surprised to learn of all the different things to do during a summer trip to the estate. Biltmore offers these in- sider tips to enhance your ex- perience while visiting Amer- ica's Largest Home this summer. See the estate from an awe-inspiring location: the top of Biltmore House! The guided Architect's Tour takes you up to the roof for a close look at details and long views of Mount Pisgah. Explore a mile-long sunflower patch where the sunflowers grow up to 6 feet tall. Enjoy three blooming times this year - early June, early July and early Sept- Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday, 8 am-1 pm Wednesday, 2 pm - 5 pm .G t, CA. VIN perfect! Feel like you're in France's Versailles with a stroll through the Italian Garden. Statuary and lilypad- filled reflecting pools con- jure a European atmosphere. Get some exercise with your dog in Biltmore's 8,000-acre backyard. Special pricing is available on select dates through the summer season: Kids ages 16 and younger get in FREE with a paying adult this summer (valid through September 3). Admission is $15 off the regular gate admission price if tickets are purchased at least seven days in ad- vance (valid through Sept- ember 3). Guests ages 65 and older save $10 on admission every Tuesday and Wednes- day. Tickets may be pur- chased at Biltmore's Reser- vation and Ticket Center with photo ID. Not valid with any other offer. The four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate is offering three nights for the price of two on select dates this sum- mer. Enjoy a second, cones- cutive day for only $10. Upgrade on your day of visit at any of the Guest Service locations on the estate. Includes access to Biltmore House, Gardens, Antler Hill" Village & Winery, and all shopsand restaurants For more info cal~ 800-252,7894 or visit www.zk~car.org. I I I I nues Robert Sutherlanc us and discounts See one experienced all our excellent Tim Tickles sales staff for details Cody Holmes Je~rry McClure Joe Salyer Scott Fields Nina Fields Robert Boiling I Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762-2311 Visit us at www.morganmcclure.com (Castlewood) 13Ml:l CHEVY Check out a good selection of produce including green beans, apples, beets, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, onions, cabbage, potatoes, brown eggs, plants, lamb, beef, honey, herbs, jams, jellies, baked goods and much much more. Now is the time to start preparing for winter by buying beans by the bushel for canning or freezing. In addition to farm produce the market features an array of craft items including note cards, jewelry, crocheted items, aprons, pictures, etc. Weekly events: Kids activities Music of Lonesome Pine Ridgerunners 1 1 am We are certified to accept EBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. Support your local farmers and crafters and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market. All recipes for the Farmers Market Cookbook need to be turned in no later than August 4th.