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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, September 6, 2012 by Karen Gent Prize ~ANTS Southwest Regional Adult says it's taking a quantum leap Education is reaching out to forward in score reporting, adults of all ages who need to they've added the opportunity .-.i earn a high school-level ere- for adults t6 demonstrate car- .......... dential, but the program is eer- and college-readiness thro- especially targeting individuals ugh a new endorsement. The who have begun testing butnew assessment will evaluate haven't passed all five sections readiness for multiple post- of the GED test. The GEDsecondary options such as those test will be changing on adults Who want to earn a January 2, 2014, and when the credential for a job requirement test changes, those who have and those adults who wish to winning gourd not completed the current test, earn a college degree. the 2002 version, will have to The new GED assessment start over in the testing process, will contain rigorous content All incomplete and non-passing aligned to the Common Core scores will expire, which means State Standards. These stand- ......... :ked, that those scores will not trans- ards define the knowledge and MUSICK AWARD...Musiek family members with recipients of H.L. Musiek 5 p. fer to the new version of the skills students should have test. within their K-12 education Award are, left to right, Dr. Mark Musiek, Linda Musiek Warren, Stephanie for The new test is a result of careers so that they will grad- Shaner, Frankie Stanley and Lynn Musick. 5 the GED 21st Century Init- uate high school able to succeed ntv iative, and it will be a corn- in entry-level, credit-bearing Two Scott Cou residents receive Musick puter-ba,e, test. Test-takers academic college courses and in will be taking the same five workforce training programs. Lifel i d content areas (mathematics, Passing the test will certify high ong Learn ng Awar reading, science, social studies, school equivalency as well as The Regional Adult Edu- In announcing the awards, part with her success in earning and writing) on the computer career-and college-readiness. catior Program of Lee, Scott, Dr. Mark Musick stated, "We are her GED "Thanks to all the that they currently take using If you haven't completed Wise and Norton Public Schools glad to have this opportunity as kindness and encouragement paper and pencil. The tests will your GED testing, it makes still be multiple-choice and test- perfect sense to complete the joined with members of the a family to honor adults like from my family, my instructor m . takers will still have the opport- current familiar tests before the Mary and H.L. Musick family of Stephanie Shaner and Frankie and everyone at the Adult Ed Hiltons at an August 24 awards Stanley. They embody the best Center and all my hard work, I ' il 2. unity to navigate back and forth end of 2013. If you haven't ceremony to announce the. first of our community - hard was able to receive my GED 7,,dl ,,'. to change answers before sub- begun testing, now is a good two recipients of the newly working adults who came back this spring," said Stanley. miring a test for scoring, time to start. There are only 16 Just like paper-based test- months left before these established Musick Lifelong to the classroom for a better "Since I earned my GED, I ........ ......... ing, the computer-based version changes occur. Don't wait until Learning Award. Stephanie future. Our parents knew the have enrolled at Mountain Em- Shaner and Frankly Stanley, both value of education and that is pire Community ' College. I am of the GED test will only be the last minute to try to reach of Duffield, each received a what we are passing on with this so excited about the "opportunity offered in a proctored testing your goal; act now. $250 cash award in recognition award." to attend college and better environment and only at an Having a GED certificate of their outstanding efforts to The Mary and H.L. Musickmyself," added Shaner. . Official GED Testing CenterTM. will help you meet your goals continue their education as ad- Lifelong Learning Award was Both Stanley and Shaner The test will not be admini- for job advancement or post- ults and earn a GED ere- funded by the Musick family in expressed their appreciation to is no"online" testing. Southwest Regional Adult dential, honor of their deceased parents the Musick family for the cash Hey kids! Become stered on the Internet, and there secondary education. Contact Shaner enrolled in GED Mary and H.L. Musick, a re- award. In a heartwarming and The GED test was first Education at (276)889-5424 to classes at Duffield in 2012 and spected couple from Hiltons, personal fashion, family mem- a Star Reader developed in 1942 to helpenroll in a free GED completed the program the same who instilled in their four chil- bers recounted memories of both Children can become Star World War II veterans transition preparation class, or call the back into civilian life and toll-free number at 866-581- year, passing all tests in June of drena high regard for education Mary and H.L., encouraging the Readers at the J. Fred Matthews qualify for college and jobs. 9935. The fall term begins on this year. She is now enrolled at and whose hard work enabled all winners to keep learning and Memorial Library. Stop by the Mountain Empire Community of their children to earn college value their education, library and pick up a reading log. Today's adult learners must be September 10. ,, prepared to pass the GED test GED is a registered trade- College, majoring in Medical .degrees. We want to express Free adult education classes Read 50 books and you will and to compete for jobs and mark of the American Council Administration, and upon com- our great appreciation to Dr. will reopen at local learning become a Star Reader! Get your pletion plans to continue her Musick and the entire Musick centers the week of September picture in the paper, win a prize careers. on Education. Used under lic- education at a four-year instit- family for their generosity. The 10. and have your picture put on our The GED Testing Service ense. ution. . Mary and H.L. Musick AwardFor details on class and GED wall of Star Readers. For more CHS Booster meet:n- ; Stanley successfully com- will enable the Regional Adult testing schedules, call Amy information about this program date changed pleted her GED in April, 2012, Education Program tO recognize Statzer at 386-2433 in Scott stop by the library or call The Castlewood Athletic All Castlewood fans are taking classes for several years the accomplishments of adult County or toll freeat 877 Race 2 276.762.9702. while working to overcome learners in starting on their GED (877.722.3243). Boosters meeting for September invited to attend to help promote challenges posed, by work and career path for years to come," Details are also available at [ "1 has been changed to September the interests of the school's familyl Now that she has said Adult Ed Program Maoager www.race2ged.org. These are [ Deadline for/ 10 because of the fair. athletic teams. obtained a GED credential, she Rebecca Scott. free services offered by publicclassifieds is i I 62-7.671 [, is looking forward to exploring Stanley thanked the staff at schools divisions in Lee, Scott opportunities in new fields such the Duffield Adult Education and Wise counties and the city [ Tuesday noon) / [ Classified advertising works,.call 7 I as culinary arts and real estate. Center, crediting them in large of Norton. " " ! SCC's Bureau of Insurance advises consumers regarding the use of credit information insurance underwriting and rating in Insurance companies look at verse action based on your credit report once every 12 months many factors when determining information, it must tell you the from each of the three ha- whether to issue a policy and reason for its decision or advise tionwide consumer credit report- how much that policy will cost. you that you have the right to ing companies - Equifax, Whether shopping for home-obtain the reason. An adverse Experian and TransUnion. owners or auto insurance, many action includes not receiving the For additional information people may not realize that their insurance company's most fav- about how your credit infor- use of credit may affect how orable rate or having the in- marion can affect your insurance much they pay for insurance or surance coverage denied orpolicy, contact your insurance whether they can even obtain terminated as a result of your company or agent. The Bureau coverage, credit information. Ask your of Insurance can answer ques- tions about insurance coverage for your home, auto or any other ' In Virginia and many other insurance company if your credit states, insurance companies may use a person's credit information in the insurance underwriting and rating process. Some insur- ance companies may charge higher premiums or refuse to is- sue a new insurance policy sole- ly on the basis of unfavorable credit information. However, insurers in Virginia may not nonrenew existing poll- information was used to under- write and rate your policy and how this affected your policy The Bureau reminds con- sumers to check their credit reports periodically for accuracy and to report any errors to the credit reporting company to have them corrected. To obtain a flee copy of your credit report, visit insurance-related questions you may have. It also offers num- erous free publications about various insurance-related topics including a brochure that explores the impact of credit on .your auto and homeowners insurance. For additional information, contact the Bureau toll-free at 1-877-310-6560 or cies solely on the basis of your www.annualcreditreport.com or by email at credit information. Virginia law call 1-877-322-8228. Under . Bureauoflnsurance@scc.virginia requires that any time your in- federal law, consumers" are en- ..g_o_v. or visit its "website at surance company takes an ad- titled to obtain a free credit www.scc.virginia.gov/boi. ] Classified advertising works call 762-7671i American Legion Post 208 meetings Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday, 8 am-1 pm Wednesday, 2 pm - 5 pm Check out a good selection of produce including green beans, apples, beets, corn, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, onions, cabbage, potatoes, sweet potatoes, brown eggs, plants, lamb, beef, honey, herbs, jams, jellies, baked goods and much much more, Now is the time to start preparing for winter by buying beans by the bushel or corn by the dozen for canning or freezing. In addition to farm produce the market features an array of craft items including note cards, jewelry, crocheted items, aprons, pictures, etc. Weekly events: Kids activities Troutdale Chef Chris Walsh Cooking Demo 10 am Center Stage Cloggers 11 am We are certified to accept EBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. Support your local farmers and crafters and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market, 'We have extended the deadline for submitting recipes for the cookbook. The cookbook will go on sale at the Santa - Train Christmas Market. Russell County Veterans, American Legion Post 208 meets the second Thursday, monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Main Street, Lebanon. All veterans 'welcome. For information call (276) 889-0155. CVTimes Deadlines: Editorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press releases, calendar items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday Your ad could be here! ii~ ii:i iLili:i. i;ii Only 20,000 miles if. Loaded with great options Stock # 1688A MSRP $44!,375 Robert Sutherlan Our price $34, 2009 Chevrolet Aveo low miles Stock #5688 Our price $8,995 Tim Tickles Cody Holmes Jerry McClure Joe Salyer Byron Anderson " Scott Fields Nina Fields Robed Boiling m Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762-2311 Visit us at www.morganmcclure.com (Castlewood) 13Ml:l CHEvY