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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, August 1, 2013 POOL PARTY...The Town Council and the St. Paul Fire Department families enjoyed a pool party on Saturday, July 27. A special thanks goes to Sonny Austin, of the Copper Creek Moccasin Fire Department. Also the Taeo Night Open Swim last Thursday was a huge success with nearly 300 people in attendance. Swimming is every Thursday from 6:30 until 10:00 pm. Enjoying the swim! NEARING COMPLETION...Part of the finishing touches to the playground at the A. R. Matthews Park is the surface of the play area. The borders are in place and the surface will be kid friendly. Extraordinary quilts on display Arts Center this summer Appalachian Arts Center is pleased to announce an exhib- ition of fine art quilts made by Sylvia Richardson of Marion. Sixteen of Mrs. Richardson's remarkable wall hangings will be on display at the Center through August 31. Widely known as a "painter with fabric," Richardson's work has been displayed in museums and art centers across the eastern United States, and images of her unique quilts have been published in numerous magazines, including: Folk Art Magazine, Baltimore Album Revival, Watercolor Im- pressions, Quilter's Newsletter, Veranda and American Quilter. She has traveled, lectured and taught quilting extensively in her "retirement" and has accumul- MARKET CORNER NEWS Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday, 8 am-1 pm Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm Don't miss the opportunity to check out a good selection of fresh produce including apples, corn, green beans, tomatoes, cabbage, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, potatoes, beets, etc. Also at the market you will find plants,• brown eggs, lamb, beef, honey, jams, jellies, baked goods, breads and much more. This week we will have peaches and plums. The Farmers Market Cookbooks are available for purchase at the market as well as at Big M, St. Paul Builders, Bailey Hardware, Kilgore taw Office, the Town Ball,  CR Pate and Co and Sweet Peas.  : ::/:: Entertainment '' ;'\\; Music of Bluegrass Circle i 1:00 am M ! cling/Hunting & displays 10:00 am  :: tips :, t Kids activities 10 am We ar cu/iifid to accept EBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. The t, en dollars of EBT purchases will be doubled• Suppgcal farmers and craflers and enjoy a flee cup of at the Clinch River Farmers Market. at Appalachian ated an impressive collection of_ awards and ribbons from various quilt contests and guild chal- lenges. Early in her creative life, Richardson explored a wide variety of art forms, but became a quilter in the 1980's after discovering the medium's end2 less possibilities. "These stunningly beautiful pieces are heavily embellished with beadwork, and the vivid color combinations and selected fabrics are at once unusual and harmonious, with exquisite de- tail and craftsmanship, says Sarah Romeo, director of Ap- palachian Arts Center. "Many of her quilts in this exhibition tell a story, often times expressing humor and joy. Anyone with an interest in quilting and/or fiber arts should make a point to see this show. Sylvia Richardson is, without a doubt, one of our region's most masterful, and inspired artisans." Appalachian Arts Center, a part of Southwest Virginia Com- munity Colle:ge, is located on Route 19 in the 'Old Archie Helton Store' -2.5 miles south of Claypool Hill. Regular busi- ness hours are: Tuesday, Wed- nesday and Friday: 12-6 pm; Thursday: 12 pm - 8 pm; and Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm. Please contact the Arts Center at 276- 59.6-9188 or via email at for more information ...... Receive 10 dogwood trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation in August 2013 with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation's Trees for America campaign. "These trees will add year- round beauty to homes and neighborhoods," said John Rose- now, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Dogwood trees have showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage, and red berries that at- tract songbirds all winter long." The trees will be shipped postpaid between October 15 and December 10, at the right time for planting in each member's area. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees. New members of the Arbor Day Foundation also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting "" and care, and Arbor Day, the Foundation's bimonthly publica- tion. :,:; To receive the free white flowering dogwood trees, send a )'-) $10 membership contribution to Ten Dogwoods, Arbor Day :i Foundation, I00 Arbor Ave., .: Nebraska City, NE 68410, by August 31, 2013, or join online at Dante Communi{y Center meetings The Dante Community Cen- ter will have meetings every 3 rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 495-1247. Adult Education Connection " by Karen Gent The Virginia Institute of Lifelong Learning (VAILL) was held on the campus of Radford University in Radford, Virginia July 10-12, 2013. VAILL is a professional development op- portunity designed to improve the quality of service provided by adult education practitioners and regional administrators in Virginia. The conference was presented by the Virginia De- partment of Education's Office of Adult Education and Liter- acy, the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC), and Radford University. The theme for this year's conference was "Pathways For Change." The VAILL agenda included a variety of workshops to assist with program management, ABE/GED® instruction, ESOL instruction, strengthening Com- puter-Based Literacy Organiza- tion programming, implement- ing technology in the class- room, and much more. In the course of three days, partici- pants were able to review the schedule and select the session they wanted to attend to gain knowledge to improve their practice. In addition to attend- ing workshops, participants were able to preview adult education texts and materials at publisher exhibits, and meet and network with their peers from the diverse adult education programs in Virginia. A hot topic fdr discussion at the conference was the new computer-based version of the GED® test which is to be released in January 2014. Many sessions pertaining to the con- tent of and preparation for the new test were offered. The VALRC presented the first annual VAILL Technology Petting Zoo which offered hands-on experience for parti- cipants to explore tools, de- vices, and software featured in sessions at the conference. Technology presenters• were available to assist participants and answer questions about the various devices. Hundreds of adult education practitioners from across the state gathered to participate in this professional development opportunity. Program manager and five instructors representing Southwest Regional Adult Edu- cation attended the conference: Linda Allen, Tammy Brown, Karen Gent, Eyvonna Greene, Wanda Lawson and Peggy Williams. Linda Allen presented in a session titled "Corrections' Three R's: Receive, Redefine, Re-Enter" in which she was part of a panel discussion. This panel presentation highlighted efforts by the Virginia Depart- ment of Corrections to provide a continuum of educational opportunities and discussed the role of community programs as partners. If you didn't complete high school, contact "Southwest Regional Adult Education at 889-5424, or call toll-free at 866-581-9935. Adult education professionals are available to assist you in obtaining your educational goals. GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license• MUSIC AT MA & PA's...People enjoying the music and dancing at Ma & Pa's in Castlewood on Monday night. Hey kids! Become a Star Reader Children can become Star Readers at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. Stop by the library and pick up a reading log. Rad 50 books and you will _become a Star Reader! Get your picture in the paper, win a prize and have your picture put on our wall of Star Readers. For more information .about this program stop by the library or call 276- 762-9702. Music at Ma & Pa "s $3 donation f Last of the 13 "s Stock #17269 Only a few trucks left. HUGE REBATES 2013 Chevrolet Pickup, extended cab MSRP $38,030 Our price $27,997 2 year 24,000 mile maintenance program See salesmen for details MORGAN- McCLURE Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762-2311 Visit us at (Castlewood) EMC:Illl Find New Roads c.Ew