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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, VA, Thursday, August 8, 2013 Teresa Harless, St. Paul's new Main Street Manager, began work July 1. The first two weeks were spent setting up office space, getting equipment, ordering business cards, meeting folks and reading a lot of infor- mation! ' " Teresa traveled to Waynes- boro July 16-18 for the Virginia Main Street 2013 Summer Toolkit Workshop - Bringing the Outdoors Downtown. She had the opportunity to meet staff from the Richmond Main Street office and also network with other Main Street Managers. The training sessions were very helpful as she begins her new position. At the Waynesboro session, Teresa gave a presentation on the Clinch River Days Festival as part of the Outdoor Cele- bration Festivals session. The presentation was developed by : long-time festival organizer Suzy Harrison and Pam Vance with Heart of Appalachia and was very well received. From the meeting in Way- nesboro, Teresa shared some photos of the downtown area which could appeal to St. Paul. This is a beautiful well kept "pocket park" in downtown Waynesboro with several black iron benches; lots of greenery, a fountain in the back, and colorful flowers. It was being used a lot by residents and visitors because it had wireless internet. St. Paul's Main Street Manager is on the job "Cars to Donate" vehicle donation program Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation's leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, announced that it has partnered with 1CarlDifference to launch a new vehicle donation program. All donations may be eligible for a tax deduction on one's federal income tax return. Keep America Beautiful's vehicle donation program accepts almost any vehicle, including recycling their steel parts. "Taking old cars off the road can help the environment by by Karen Gent One important aspect of and like to seek knowledge to adult learning is motivation, satisfy an inquiring mind. According to adult educationLearning is often mandated experts, there are at least six for adults in order to meet corn- factors that serve as sources of petency or licensing require- motivation for adult learning, merit, to maintain old skills or At the top of the list is learn new ones, to adapt to job building social relationships, changes, or to comply with cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles Adults enjoy making new company directives. Whatever and recreational vehicles. Re- friends, which meets a need to the motivation, one can accur- gardless of the vehicle's running have associations and friend- ately say that in adult life, condition, they still have value through continued use as an ships, learning is expected and operable car, as repair parts that - Another motivation for necessary to remain active in can extend the life of a car or by adult learning is to fulfill today's workforce. external expectations. Many Unlike children and teen- agers, adults have man ,": responsibilities that they must balance against the demands of learning. Because of these responsibilities, adults have barriers against participating in learning. Some common bar- riers are lack of time, mone) , confidence, or interest. Addi, tional obstacles may include things such as lack of trans: portation and problems with '" childcare. Adults must see the benefit of learning in order to motivate themselves to participate in the learning process. When the.< adults will comply with in- structions from other people who have influence or authority in their lives. Some adult learners are motivated by social welfare, meaning that they want to liil I' l I H ............... recycling and saving energy," said Greg Crawford, executive director' of the Steel Recycling Institute and a KAB board member. "Donating these cars can directly help programs such as Keep America Beautiful by improve their abilities in order providing an additional source of to serve mankind. Those funding. It's a win-win forindividuals may have a goal of sustaining theenvironment."serving in their communities A KAB vehicle donation and need to improve their through 1CarlDifference helps abilities so that they can parti- provide funds for KAB and its cipate in community work. national network of nearly 600 Many will say they have a affiliates and additional partner- desire to help others. ing organizations to create clean, beautiful public places, reduce Adults are often stimulated Waynesboro'has an overlook waste and increase recycling, to learn for personal advance- reasons to learn outweigh the 'i on the South River in a park generate positive impact on local ment. They may want to barriers, adults are willing to similar to St. Paul's A.R. begun working on a yearly work Main Street Manager. Teresa has economies and inspire genera- achieve higher status in a job, enroll in educational programs Matthews Memorial Park's river plan with chairmen of each of visited several businesses to tions of environmental stewards, secure professional advance- access. Because of mercury in the four Main Street Commit- introduce herself and offer to the river from an old upstream tees. Chairmen of working corn- promote any events or special DuPont plan, the emphasis for mittees are Kathy Stewart, Pro- sales through the Main Street this river is catch and release fly motion; Juanita Kelly, Design; Facebook page. This will be an fishing and some canoeing. The Neva Bryan, Organization; and ongoing activity. To learn more about the vehicle donation program, in- eluding how to donate and answers to other frequently asked questions, please contact Mary ment, seek a new or higher paying job, or stay abreast of competitors. Escape or stimulation may be a reason some adults want to town has several fly fishing Bob Harrison, Economic Re- Please visit Facebook and Aly, director, Keep businesses and holds an annual structuring. Work is in progress "like" the St. Paul VA Main Beautiful's Cars to Fly FishingandWine Festival. to develop these plans with a Street page to keep up with On July 16, Teresa met with goal to submit them to Virginia current activities. Contact Teresa Joy Rumley, the ,local Virginia Main Street by September 1. at 276.395.0685 or Main Street contact in Abing- Visits to local businesses to stpaulmainstreet@gmailcom. don, to discuss St. Paul's Main meet or reconnect with owners The Main Street office is located Street program. Teresa has are an important role of the in theMax~ket Square. America Donate learn. Education can often program, at 203.659.3018 or at relieve boredom, provide a malv kab.or ; or callbreak in the routine of home or 1Carl-Difference directly atwork, and provide a contrast to 855.426.2474; or visit other exacting details of life. kab.org/cardonations. A musical medley performed by Ryan Gray Foreign buyers to benefit VI fundraising notification vi,s summer fundraising camp- aign. He will share his talents in a benefit performance Friday, August 9 at 7 pm in Nunn Recital Hall - Anne Worrell Fine I Virginia Intermorrt College theatre alumnus Ryan Gray '12, now an admissions represent- ative for the College, wanted to make a special contribution to 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, 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. The Farmers Market Cookbooks are available for purchase at the market as well as at Big M, St. Paul Builders, Bailey Hardware, Kilgore Law Office, the Town Hall, CR Pate and Co and Sweet Peas. Entertainment Center Stage Cloggers 11:00 am Activities for Kids 10:00 am We are certified to accept EBT, debit cards and S nior Citizen coupons. The first ten dollars of EBT purchases will b'e doubled. Arts Center. The evening of musical entertainment will include a collection of Gray's favorites - vintage classics, spirituial songs and Broadway tunes from shows including Bye Bye Birdie, Company, and South Pacific. He has recruited Bristol accom- panist Chris Yoder who will play piano for the evening perform- ance. VI graduate Rebecca Catalano '09, will also perform a duet with Gray. "Virginia Intermont College helped me find my voice, and I am thrilled for this opportunity to use it for such a good cause," says Gray. "I wanted to give back to the school that has made me who I am. Each song I have selected reflects many positive things that VI taught me including lessons on life, relationships, and what it means to cherish a memory. Some songs are familiar, and others may be new to some, so it's a nice blend of musical story- telling." The campus community, friends of VI, and the com- munity at large are invited to attend. Gray is asking for a minimum donation of $10 at the door, with all proceeds going to the College. For additional information, please contact ragray@vic.edu. Stock #17269 Only a few trucks left. HUGE Support your local farmers and crafters and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market. 2013 Chevrolet Pickup, extended MSRP $38,030 Our price $27,997 2 year 24,000 mile maintenance program See salesmen for details Ill Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762-2311 Visit us at www.morganmcclure.com (Castlewood) CNMC::ml Find New Roads Jeanne Presley, USDA Farm Service Agency Acting Executive Director reminds Russell, Wise, Dickenson, Tazew ell and Buch- anan County producers that the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the Secretary of Agriculture. The Farm Service Agency administers this program for USDA. All individuals who are not U.S. citizens, and have purchased or sold agricultural land in the county are required to report the transaction to FSA within 90 days of the closing. Failure to submit the AFIDA form (FSA- 153) could result, in civil penalties of up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the property. County government offices, realtors, attorneys and others involved in real estate 'transactions are reminded to notify foreign investors of these reporting requirements. Last, but not least, is the anotivational factor of cognitive interest. Many people want to learn just for the sake of learning. Some enjoy learning and seek the desired rewards. 2"- How can learning benefit" you? If you did not complet high school, earning a GED L certificate can benefit you many ways. To fred out about : free GED test preparation classes and GED testing, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 889-5424. or call toll-free at 866-581- 9935. 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