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Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, July 31, 2014 Learning can boost careers and earnings of older adults took part in either work-related educa- tion or personal interest courses. By 2005, that number had increased to 23 percent. With adults of all ages, the degree of prior educa- tion is the foremost predic- tor of the level of participa- tion in educational activi- ties after formal schooling. The type of classes avail- able also has an impact. The increased participa- tion of older adults may be due to their increased num- ber in the population. A growing number of older adults view additional edu- cation as a means to adding value for second careers, personal enrichment, and psychological growth; pre- venting or delaying the onset of cognitive decline; and aiding in adjustment to life beyond work. Those 65 and older currently make up 16 percent of the popu- lation; by 2020, that per- centage is expected to increase to 18 percent. (For more statistics on lifelong learning, visit http://vaper- tors/educatiorl/lifelongLear ning.php.) How is lifelong learning Learning over the course of a lifetime proves beneficial to individuals in many ways. Not only can it boost careers and earnings, but it also has cognitive and social benefits. Overall, lifelong learning increases the enjoyment of life. Many adults across the nation are taking advantage of opportunities to contin- ue their learning. Adults take part in edu- cational activities for many reasons. Working adults often get additional educa- tion to enhance their careers or start second careers. Others may take classes in order to acquire new skills or pursue per- sonal interests. For those seeking to enhance their careers, more education is important because it is usu- ally associated with higher lifetime earnings. At the national level, 44 percent of all adults age 16 years or older in 2005 par- ticipated in some type of formal adult educational activity other than full-time enrollment in college or technical programs. The 2005 participation rate was up from 1995, when only 40 percent participated in educational activities, but lower than 2001's 46 per- cent. Among adults age 65 and older, however, there has been a strong trend toward greater participa- tion in educational activi- ties. In 1991, 10.3 percent Area reunions... for adults being facilitated in our region? Local com- munity colleges in the Virginia Community College System offer a wide range of professional and personal interest class- es and coordinate with local educators and busi- nesses on workplace train- ing courses. Southwest Regional Adult Education is a public adult education program (working in con- junction with the Office of Adult Education and Literacy), which offers adult basic education, GED test preparation classes, and other pro- grams. If you want to earn a high school-level creden- tial, prepare for the work- force, or enter post-second- ary education, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581- 9935. Free classes are offered at convenient times and locations throughout the four-county region. To view our fall schedule of classes, visit www.rus- sell.kl GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. DANTE REUNION Dante Lives On will sponsor the annual Dante Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 10 am on the lot across from the Post Office. VA CITY REUNION The Virginia City Reunion will be held Saturday, August 2 at the A.R. Matthews Park in St. am. Paul begining at 11 Bring a covered dish and dessert. For more info con- tact Lorra Meade 276-202- 4322. 19th ANNUAL SlLCOX REUNION The descendants of Joseph and Laura Ball Silcox, Monroe and Alice Silcox and Ambrose and Zilphia Counts Silcox and related familes will gather for the annual reunion September 13 at the Student Center, behind Dickenson County Career Center beginning at 10 am. Bring a coverd dish and join the fun. For more info call Reba 276-395-2725. Receive 10 free trees by joining Arbor Day in August Add color to your land- scape year-round by join- ing the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dog- wood trees through the Foundation's Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shippe d postpaid at the right time for planting in each member's area, which falls between October 15 and December 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaran- teed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each ship- ment of trees. "Dogwood trees will add color and beauty to your yard throughout the year, with their showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract song- birds in the winter," said Matt Harris chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. New members of the Arbor Day Foundation also receive The Tree Book, Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday 8 am - 1 pm Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm The Farmers Market is open. Don't miss this opportunity to check out a great selection of corn, cucumbers, squash, beans, apples; cabbage, new potatoes, onions, jams, jellies, honey, salsa, eggs, etc., baked goods, breads and crafts. Entertainment: Muzzle Loading/Hunting Tips, Displays and Demo Big M Food Preservation & Gauge Testing Donna Meade Music of Bluegrass Circle 11:00 am Attention Parents: The Wise County Health Department will be set up at the Wednesday markets with five dollar coupons for all children under the age of 18. These coupons can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. Any child accompanied by a parent or guardian is eligible to receive the coupons. On Wednesday, July 30 we will have Story Time at the market. All children attending will receive a free book. Don't forget the Farmers Market Cookbooks are still available. We are certified to accept debit cards, EBT 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. which includes information about tree planting and care, and a subscription to Arbor Day, the Foundation's bimonthly publication. To receive the free white flowering dogwood trees, send a $10 member- ship contribution to: Ten Free Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by August 31, 2014, or join online at : ";',': "." :' ' 'g V: i Cinema CitV i Movie Hotline For Showtimes =* 276-679-4252 : Check Showtimes Online . r  ,'k     "   : CENTRAL : : 11!i="- 11%11 : Blackwoor:t, VA * 2715-4579-37t51 e e Ai)ULTS:  CH|ILIOKN= H e e e OODQ OIPle ObO O g O Recipes by Mildred Helbert BROCCOLI CORN BREAD 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen broccoli, chopped, thawed and drained 1 diced onion 3 eggs 2 pkgs. Mexican corn bread mix 8 oz. cottage cheese 1 stick butter, melted Mix broccoli, onion, cottage cheese, eggs and butter. Fold in corn bread mix. Pour in greased pan. Bake 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. GARLIC-ONION CHEESE SPREAD 2 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 2 to 3 tbsp. apricot pre- serves 3 green onions (green portion only) chopped 3 tbsp. crumbled cooked bacon 1/2 tsp. minced garlic dash pepper assorted crackers Beat cream cheese and preserves until blended. Stir in onions, bacon, garlic and pepper. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers. CABBAGE CASSEROLE 1 lb. ground beef 1 head cabbage 1 onion, diced 2 cans tomato soup Brown ground beef; drain. Shred cabbage and pour into baking dish. Sprinkle onion over top of cabbage, then sprinkle meat over cabbage and onion. Spread both cans of soup over the meat and cover. Bake 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hour. This is good with hot or mild sausage. CHEESE CAKE 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup melted butter Mix together and press into a 9 inch springform pan. Refrigerate about 30 minutes. Filling: 2-8 oz. each cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 4 teaspoons lemon juice 2 cups heavy whipping cream Beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Gradually add cream; beat until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate after you put in crust. Top with fresh strawberries or canned pie falling. All things work together for good I remember when I was about 20, after leaving the farm and the sawmill, I went to work for the state highway. My first job With them was moving houses back for a new road that was coming through. The first house we moved was a big two story home. The old man had maoved out to another place while we were moving the house. And he had a room upstairs that was piled full of old newspapers, books, paper- backs. Just a disaster. And he asked the foreman to have one of the men to take all that trash out and burn it. Well, I was assigned to that job. I started carrying boxes and bags of trash out beside the creek where it was to be burned, but I dis- covered a big family Bible. Now if you were caught taking anything as much as a postage stamp, that meant you were fired. However, I wasn't trying to live by the Bible and knew very little about it, but I knew it was a Bible. And I knew that I wasn't going to bum the Word of God. So, when no one was looking, I carried it up the side of the road, laid it on a big old rock. I don't know what ever hap- pened to the Bible but as the years has went by, I remember Romans 8:28 that says all things works together for good to them that love the Lord. Maybe someone just came by, picked the Bible up, opened the pages and found the words that may have led them to Christ. God only knows. 'Round the Mountain announces its first Artisan Showcase Market Times anl Location: Noon until 6:(0pm, Friday, August 1, 2014 and 10:00am until 6:00pm, Saturday, August 2, 2014 and Sunday August 3, 2014 The first weekend in August marks the first "Round the Mountain Artisan Showcase Market, to be held on the lawn at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway in Abingdon. Artisans from through- out Southwest Virginia, all members of "Round the Mountain, will be selling their handcrafted work. Visitors can expect to see a unique selection of pottery, jewelry, stained and hand blown glass, two-dimen- sional art, quilts, fiber art, soaps, lotions and more. While art and handmade works are the focus of the weekend, Saturday will also include a children's Make and Take activity featuring "Round the Mountain member, Harold Dunaway's old timey "buzz-saw" toy. The Make and Take is scheduled from 11:00am until 2:00pm. "The Artisan Showcase and Market offers atten- dees the opportunity to meet the artisans and con- nect with them about their work. This makes owner- If you have lost vision from a STROKE Find out if new Side Vision Awareness Glasses can help you see better. Call for a FREE phone consultation with Dr. Armstrong, Optometrist offices in: RoaJtoke, Charlottesville, tlarrisonburg, Wytheville ship of a handcrafted item much more meaningful because of the personal connection between the customer and the maker", says "Round the Mountain's executive director, Diana Blackburn. "Not only will customers fend great arts & crafts, but they will also enjoy the whole experience, from talking to the makers, visit- ing Heartwood and having their child make a hand- crafted toy." Held during the opening weekend of the 66th annu- al Virginia Highlands Festival, the Showcase Market is conveniently located on the lawn of Heartwood, a trolley stop during the ten day long fes- tival. Visitors may catch the Abingdon town trolley at various locations throughout the town tO enjoy many festival activi- ties. About 'Round the Mountain "Round the Mountain was created in 2004, as a result of funding from Governor Mark Warner's Virginia Works Initiative. Recognizing the assets of the 19-county region, Governor Warner announced $100,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission funds to develop an artisan initia- tive in Southwest Virginia to further develop the region as a major cultural and heritage tourism desti- nation. A group of interest- ed individuals representing state and local government, planning districts, the small business community, arts organizations, eco- nomic development, tourism and artisans began the planning process; the organization is operated by a board of directors. Other funding partners include Virginia Department of Community and Housing Development, the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, Virginia Commission for the Arts and Virginia Tourism Corporation. First Evans Family Reunion for Family and Friends of Thomas Elbert and Eliza (Holbrook) Evans and their children...and beyond Verna (Dossie elements) Jeff (Bernice) Winebarger Gordon (Edna Ward) Julius (Ethelyn Turner) Warren (Evelyn Wright) Faye (Carl Wilmouth) Monroe (Ethel Hale) Randy (Darius Taylor) Anson (Beuna Hobbs) Lloyd Saturday, August 16, 1-4 pm Midway Church Fellowship Hall Bull Run Road Please bring drinks for your family, a dish or dessert to share. Your MEMORIES and Your PICTURES Choose your way to RSVP by Mon., August 11: Mary Evans (Kenneth) 703-241-0493 (home) OR Penny Evans (Glenn Combs) 276-762-2234 Looking forward to seeing and meeting everyone.