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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, September 5, 2013 Page 5 Art by Nadya Warthen-Gibson "Mirrors of Nature" at SWCC Southwest Virginia Corn- Whited at VHCC. She utilizes Arts in Crafts (Metalsmithing WALK...After the dedication of the Bluebell Island Trail, a group enjoyed the Counts has had work published in Ampersand Magazine, pub- lished by Emory & Henry College and has been juried into The Virginia Highlands Art Gal- lery Annual Group Exhibition. She also had a solo exhibit in 2011 at The Appalachian Spirit Gallery in Marion. Her works munity College is pleased to the varied types of media and and Jewelry) and Master of Arts hike to BuDdy. announce the opening of "M/r- techniques in her 2-D work, in Education at the University of (M" " "ty) b eonYta?lUa id'o n roTs of Nature: New Works by primarily working with acrylics Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Call 8 1 1 xss Utlh efor 1 Jennifer Counts-Buckland and and pastels. As of 2009, her home has been Nadya Warthen-Gibson" from In thelast several years, the townofAbingdon. Call 811 before t the ground beginning notification service is available September 5 through October Since moving to Virginia, any digging or demolishing pro- 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. within 2 feet of the underground 15, 2013. This art exhibit will Warthen has been active in the ject to avoid damaging under- When Miss Utility receives a utility lines by means of paint, feature a body of work influ- local arts community, partici- enced by the artists' experience, pating in such juried exhibits as ground utility lines, call concerning digging or a stakes Or flags. There is no cost ranging from woodblock print- the Appalachian Arts Show in Thousands of miles of demolition, trained staff wili ask for this service. Once marked, ing and fractal geometry to Kingsport and Virginia High- underground utility lines provide for important information about hand digging is required within Eastern European decorative arts lands Festival Juried Fine Arts our communities and businesses the planned work and then notify 24 inches of these marks. To learn more about and Art Nouveau. Growing up'as an Abingdon Virginia native, Jennifer Counts Show. She has been juried into with essential public services member utility operators that Heartwood and the Appalachian such as natural gas, electricity, may have underground utility has also been exhibited in group Art Center, accepted into Mal- telecommunications, water and lines in your project area. Utility was immersed in the arts and exhibits, including but not lory Fine Arts gallery, and has sewer Preventing damage to operators will respond by send- culture of the southern Appal- limited to, a two person show shown her work at the Appal- these lines is a responsibility ing locators to your project area achian region at an early age. entitled Inhibition Lost at the achian Spirit Gallery in Marion, She credits her inherent in- William King Museum, a group One of a Kind gallery in Bristol shared by all. within the time allowed by law spiration from nature and her show entitled Twenty Two Wo- and the Abingdon Arts Depot. The State Corporation Corn- to mark the approximate hori- Warthen also contributed two mission (SCC) is responsible for pieces to the "Who is Afraid of enforcing Virginia's Under- Virginia's Wolves?" public art ground Utility Damage Pre- project in Abingdon and was vent/on Act. SCC Division of picked as the signature artist for Utility and, Railroad Safety 2013 Clinch River Days and the 2013 Virginia Highlands Festi- vat. For more information about this exhibit please contact Rhonda.Whited sw.edu or call 276.964.7228. l'he gallery is open weekdays from 8:30 am through 4:30 pro. creative ingenuity to her men at Blue Windmill Galleries Cherokee roots. Now, using any in Abingdon and a collaborative Director Massoud Tahamtani said, "When an underground utility line is damaged, there can be far reaching consequences, such as serious injury, environ- mental damage, property dam- age, economic loss, and service interruption." He added, "Dam- aging an underground utility line effort for a public art project entitled Who's Afraid of Vir- ginia's Wolves, also in Abingdon. Nadya Warthen-Gibson was bum in the suburbs of Moscow, Russia, and at the age of 12 moved to the United States with- her family. She lived primar!ly in the Midwestem states, in- cluding Illinois, Iowa and Indi- ana. During her stay in Illinois, she obtained a Bachelor of Fine may result in civil penalties and liability claims." Virginia has a nationally re- and all artistic media to express herself, Counts is forging her own path as a working artist in the region. Whether it's painting," mixed media, photography, scul- pture, or jewelry, her vision is never compromised. Counts has studied 2-D design, drawing and oil painting with artist Sam Morrow, sculpture with Val Lyle, watercolor with Janice Miller, and photography with Debbie AARP VA takes the pulse of voters age 50+ -Survey Reveals Virginia Voters Care About Medicaid Expansion, Home Care Services- As election season shifts into full swing, health and consumer issues are on the minds of voters age 50+ and candidates should take heed, a survey released by AARP Virginia reveals. "This survey shows what voters age 50+ will be thinking about when they head to the office candidate who would accept the available federal funds so that more low-income Virginians could get health in- surance, compared to those who say they would be less likely to vote for such a candidate. Forty- four percent said they would be more likely to support a can- The sUrvey also revealed that cognized damage prevention Virginia voters age 50+ have program. When properly fol- strong opinions about housing lowed, it can help in preventing discrimination, predatory lend- damage to underground utility ing and utilities. Other results of lines. The program is summed the survey of Virginia voters age up in the message, "Dig With 50+ include:. C.A.R.E. Keep Virginia Safe!" 67 percent said land- C.A.R.E. means: lords should ot be allowed Call Miss Utility at 811 Virginia's damage prevention program, , contact the SCC Division of Utility and Railroad Safety at (804) 371-9980, or visit the Division's website at http://www, see. virginia, gov/urs/ mutility/index.aspx. polls in November, and it's time the candidates start talking about these issues," said AARP Vir. ginia State President Bob Blancato. Health care - particularly Medicaid expansion and the funding of home and community based services - are top of mind for Virginia voters age 50+. Predatory lending, housing discrimination and utility costs also matter to them, the survey indicates. Health care appears to be a vital concern for Virginia voters age 50 and older, with nearly two-thirds saying that they believe they or someone they know will need Medicaid cover- age in the future. Nearly half say either they or someone they know is extremel), or very likely to need Medicaid at some point in the future, and another 17 percent say this need is somewhat likely. "These survey results indi- cate that an astonishing number of people feel they or someone they know won't have health coverage and won't be able to pay for it," Blancato said. Medicaid is a federal health pro- gram administered by states to provide health coverage to low- income people. More than half of the re- spondents - 54 percent - said they support expanding Medi- caid coverage to adults without children who earn up to $15,000 per year. Currently, adults with- out children don't qualify for the program, regardless of how poor they are. The voters surveyed said the candidates' stance on Medicaid expansion will affect how they vote in November. Nearly three times as many say they would be more likely to vote for'a state d/date who will expand Medi- caid, while only 16 percent said they would be less likely to support such a candidate. Nearly everyone polled - 94 percent- said they believe it is important to have services that would help them and their families stay at home as long as possible instead of being cared for in a long-term care facility. The majority (69%) of Vir- ginia registered voters age 50+ supports dedicating a larger proportion of Medicaid long- term care funds to home and community-based care and a smaller proportion to institu- tional care. "Virginians want to be able to stay in their homes as long as possible, and they are going to support candidates who favor shifting funding to cover home and community-based services," Blancato said. In Virginia, about 65 percent of Medicaid funds for long-term care are dedicated to nursing homes and about 35 percent are dedicated to services in a pat- ient's home or in a community setting such as an adult day care center. Approximately seven-in- 10 support changing Medicaid long-term care funding so that a larger proportion goes to home and community-based care and a smaller proportion goes to institutional care such as nursing homes. More than five times as many say they would be more likely (44%) to vote for a state office candidate who supports changing Medicaid long-term care funding so that a larger proportion is dedicated to ser- vices in home and community settings. Only 8 percent said they would be less likely to vote for such a candidate. to refuse to rent to people before you dig. "Go TO COOPERTIREREBATES.COM FOR REQUIRED DOWNLOADABLE OFFICIAL MAIL-IN FORM AND FOR OFFICll whose main source of in- Allow the required time for TERMS & CONDITIONS. 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More than half the voters surveyed said they weren't familiar with smart meters. 48 percent support pro- hibiting lenders of "open- ended" loans from charging interest rates above 36 per- cent and 58 percent say they would be more likely to vote for a state office candidate who prohibits lenders from charging interest rates above 36 percent on "open-ended" loans. The research was conducted as a telephone survey among Virginia registered voters age 50 and older. The survey was conducted from June 25 to June 29, 2013. More detailed results of the survey can be viewed on AARP Virginia's website at www.aarp.org/va. Classified advertising works...call 762-7671 [ Virginians shop their local newspapers when they are ready to buy,., make sure they find you there/ 71% of American adults have used a newspaper, a newspaper website and/or a newspaper mobile source in the past 30 days. 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