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- Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, July 28, 2016 "Meet Teachers" Southwest Regional "Adult Education (SRAE) "" has an outstanding teach- ing staff that is dedicated to -' seeing adult learners in the region achieve success. This is part of a series of articles that will allow you to "Meet Our Teachers," and hear about what is going on in adult education classesthroughout the region. Meet Sarah Perrigan of St. Paul. Perrigan has been working in adult education for approximately four years, andshe teaches ' classes at the Russell County Career and Technology Center in Lebanon. Perrigan's class meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. I conducted an inter- view with Perrigan about her experience in adult education. As you read on, you will catch a glimpse of her perspective about her work. When asked what she enjoys most about teaching her class, Perrigan replied, "The students make my job probably the best job I have ever held to date. I love getting to know all the uni/tue personalities and hearing ttieir stories of where they came from and how they got where they are on their journeys." Perrigan stated that some of the benefits of adult education are the many wonderful learning opportunities that are offered by SRAE, such as PluggedInVA, College and Career Readiness creden- tialing, 21st Century Skills, and WIOA enrollment. Perrigan remarked, "WIOA, as well as Job Corps, does offer financial Adult Education ConneXion Sarah Perrigan support to assist those who may be struggling finan- cially." When asked about the barriers that adult students face in our region, Perrigan commented, "Honestly, it's a mixture between intimi- dation of the new and unknown (testing anxiety), lack of a support system, lack of finances, and lack of transportation." Perrigan further stated that adult education can help learners overcome these barriers i.n different ways. "For starters," she said, "I go over test anxiety tips and help the learner see the final test as a stum- bling block that is standing between them and success. Educators are part of a sup- port system that adult learners need." "I think of a poem that states some people Come into "our lives and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. I have experienced this in the adult education field. It is a privilege to encourage learners onward to success. Obtaining a GED certifi- cate is only a stop along their journey, but it is a necessary stop." When asked what she would like the public to know about adult educa- tion, Perrigan replied, "Simply put, the classes are flexible to meet the needs of the individual. The length of time one spends in the program depends entirely on the learner and where they are on reading and math levels. There are no biases or stigmas here. I think that has been an addi- tional concern for some who hesitate on coming to GED classes." Perrigan favors a quote from Benjamin Franklin which says, "Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn." Thank you, Sarah Perrigan, for sharing your thoughts on adult educa- tion. If you didn't complete high school, Perrigan says, "Come join the coolest class!" The fall term begins the week of August 22, 2016. For more information about GED preparation classes, GED testing, or the' National External Diploma Program, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581- 9935. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. Compliments Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 Have faith as a grain of mustard seed Friends, I know a lot of my stories relate back to my childhood days but I '" guess that for most of us, that's our favorite memo- ries. cleiar that bank off there, it would make you a good popcorn patch." After the plowing was done, I got my mattock and dug, up the bushes and briars and We were back when there wasn't no rubber on the :,' wheels and done most ", everything with horse ' drawn equipment. I remember we were plowing a field one time , about 12 acres to put corn in. It was on a hillside but somewhere about the mid- die of that field there was a large bank. It was about 100 feet long and about 50 I often mention my Dad. cleared off that space of ground where I planted me about 4 or 5 rows of pop- corn. It grew real well but to my surprise at harvest time, when I went to har- vest my popcorn, I noticed the grains was about twice as big as they should have been and it would not pop. So, my Dad said that since it was surrounded by the big corn that it had mixed with the big corn and of the time it wouldn't be long until their mind would get so churchy and their body would get so worldly that they were having a problem. Matthew 17:20 speaks of having faith as a grain of mustard seed, nothing is impossible to you'. Now He wasn't talking about the size of the mustard seed. He was talking about the purity of the mustard. You can plant it with anything, surround it with everything in the garden but mustard will mix with nothing. He also said you can't get sweet and bitter water Richardson selected as "Employee of the Year" Jacob Richardson was selected by his peers as the Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) Professional Support Staff "Employee of the Year." Richardson graduated from SWCC in the spring of 2009, earning a General Studies degree with a concentration in Psychology. While he was a full-time student at SWCC and working at a local grocery store, Richardson won the Virginia Best Bagger Competition twice, once in 2006 and again in 2007. He was the youngest (at that time) to ever win the competition in back-to- back years. Richardson went to Las Vegas twice to compete in the Internatiohal Best Bagger Competition. While he was in Vegas, a film crew fol- lowed Richardson and other competitors around, creating an independent film called Ready, Set, Bag. After his visit in Vegas was over, Ready, Set, Bag was released. The film crew flew Richardson out to Los Angeles for the worldpremiere of the movie. The film can be viewed at ( watch?v=SkKec8X!2gY). While all this was going on Richardson was slowly coming out of his shyness shell. Richardson says, "The Virginia Best Bagger experience helped me explore the world while finding out more about me. I truly have not been the same since!" After this experience, RiChardson transferred to Lindsey Wilson College and completed a Bachelor degree in HumaJa Services. He then continued, his stud- ies at Liberty University graduating with a Master's degree in Human Services. Richardson had been an employee of SWCC for six years, where he serves as a College Success Coach. Richardson lives in Claypool Hill. When cho- sen for "Employee of the Year," Jacob said, "I am so thankful for my job at SWCC. It makes my heart smile every day I come into work. I work with the best people in the world, and we .have the best stu- dents !" Recipesby Mildred Helbert SWEET POTATOES AU GRATIN 2 large uncooked sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4 in thick 1 egg 2 cups whipping cream 3/4 teas. salt 1/8 tsp.nutmeg pinch of pepper 3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese Place potatoes in a greased 8 inch square bak- ing dish. In a bowl, beat egg. Add cream, salt, nut- meg and pepper. Mix well. Pour over potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. REUBEN ROLL-UPS 1 tube refrigerated pizza dough 1 cup sauerkraut, well drained 1 tbsp. Thousand Islafid salad dressing 4 slices corned beef, halved 4 slices Swiss cheese, halved Roll dough into a rec- tangle. Cut into 8 rectan- gles. Combine sauerkraut and salad dressing. Place a slice of beef on each rec- tangle. Top with about 2 tablespoons of the sauer- kraut mixture and a slice of cheese. Roll up. Place with seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Bake 425 degrees 12-14 minutes until golden brown. NUTTY APPLE SALAD 2 cups cubed tart apples 2 cups thinly sliced cel- ery 2 cups halved seedless grapes 1 cup miniature marsh- mallows i/3 cup cold evaporated milk 1/2 teas. sugar 1/4 teas. vanilla extract 3 tbsp. mayonnaise 3 tbsp. peanut butter 1/2 cup mixed nuts, optional In a large bowl, com- bine apples, celery, grapes and marshmallows. In a chilled mixing bowl, beat milk until frothy. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat in mayonnaise and peanut . butter. Pour over apple mixture; stir until coated. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving stir in nuts, if desired. CANDY BAR CROISSANTS 1 tube refrigerated cres- cent rolls 1 tbsp. butter, softened 2 plain milk chocolate candy bars, broken into small pieces 1 egg, beaten 2 tbsp. sliced almonds Unroll crescent roll dough. Separate into trian- gles. Brush with butter. Arrange candy bar pieces evenly over triangles; roll up from the wide end. Place point side down on a greased baking . sheet; brush with egg and sprin- kle with almonds. Bake 375 degrees 11-13 minutes. Arbor Day tree-care booklet The Arbor Day planters," said Matt Harris, Foundation is offering a chief executive of the handy tree-care booklet Arbor Day Foundation. designed to help people "Taking care of existing plant and care for trees, trees is just as critical as Anyone can receive planting new ones, and Conservation Trees, a user- proper care ensures com- friendly booklet featuring munities are able to fully trees. Items of Interest... feet wide. All the people would just not pop. It took from the same fountain, illustrations, colorful pho- enjoy the diverse benefits who had farmed it before me a long time to under- I don't think you can tos, and easily understood of urban forestry." Meetings of the had just by-passedit stand that but then I , have a praying knee and a descriptions, by making a The booklet provides Lonesome Pine Regional ' n h $3 donation to the because you couldn t get remembered seeing folks dancing foot o t e same details about the right way Library ..... Foundation this month to plant and prune trees. It July Meeting on it with the horses and in their Christian life. They leg unless you re aancmg ...... " . t_.onservauon lrees is" also includes tips on using Cancellation i plow. allowed themselves to befor Jesus hke brother an ideal resource for tree shade trees and windbreaks The regular July Board Well, one day Dad told surrounded with all the sin- David did. to save on energy costs,meeting will be cancelled. I MARKET C( INER NEWS I a'act songbirds, and cre- The regular August Board me, " n, if you want to fill things going on. Most i ate a living snow fence. To receive the meeting will be held Thursday, August 4, 2016. Conservation Trees book- 2 : , ....... ............... let, send a $3 check alongMeet the Teacher a! ' ' = ........... :-" I ' Markot ,1 i: cii-"-C ;v- -Fa with your name and SPES. "Meet the Teacher' address to Conservation at Saint Paul Elementary , ..... i ! i ' - Foundation, 100 Arbor Tuesday, August 2 from 4 : Satur y 8 am I pm Trees, Arbor Day School will be held on '", .... : ........ , / Wednesday_,, 2 pm- 5 pm I Ave., Nebraska City, NE until6pm. [ It doesn t get any fresher than produce at the I 68410, or order online at ~r ~r 4~ 4r ~ ~,~ -~ ~ ~ ~ ~ o n Farmers Market. it comes straight from the field IDeadlines: " " " I?WHY i / to the market. 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