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-.Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, September 7, 2017 2017 fall in-service meeting Southwest Regional Adult Education (SRAE) -held its 2017 fail in-service for instructors on Saturday, August 26. The meeting was held at the regional office, which is located in the Russell County Career and Technology Center in Lebanon. Fourteen adult education practitioners from Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell Counties attend- ed the training. This training is an annu- al event that helps prepare instructors and staff for the opening of classes for the fall semester. Linda Allen, Regional Program Manager, stated that her goals for the training were "to provide quality profes- sional development that supports continuous pro- gram improvement and to increase and improve out- reach, recruitment, and retention efforts to ensure that enrollment targets are met by June 30, 2018." Allen began the training by issuing an invitation for the instructors to attend the VAACE (Virginia .Association for Adult and . Continuing Education) and , the VLF (Virginia Literacy Foundation) fall confer- ence being held in "Fredericksburg on "November 1-2. This excit- ing joint venture, whose theme is "Collective Impact", provides adminis- trators and educators with the opportunity to attend professional development workshops, meet col- leagues from all over the state, and visit vendors to preview instructional mate- rials. Several instructors from SRAE will be pre- senting workshops at the conference this year. Allen continued the training by addressing the topic of student incentives and providing various products that teachers can use to reward students for their hard work and accom- plishments. Then the group previewed a math instruc- tion video that demonstrat- ed the implementation of College and Career Readiness Standards in the adult education classroom which has been a major focus of adult education in the past year. Allen spoke about the PluggedInVA programs that have been offered over the 2016-17 academic year and the certifications earned by the participants in those programs. SRAE has offered 39 PluggedlnVA in the region since 2009 and has plans for additional programs to be offered in the 2017-18 academic year. Members of the region- al office staff, including Karen Gent, Susan Harris, and Alison Stiltner, pre- sented updates regarding assessment, data reporting, GED testing, and teach- ing tools used to enhance student learning. The training, as a whole, was an event designed to prepare and motivate instructors as they reopen classes for the fall session which launched on Monday, August 28. The classes are offered free of charge and are held at con- venient times and locations throughout the region. Free GED testing is available for those who qualify. To view a schedule of classes, visit sites/russell.k ted, or call toll-free at 866- 581-9935 to ask about a class in your community. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. 2017 fall in-service meeting war/H Recipes by Mildred Helbert GOLDEN RAISIN COOKIES 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tbsp. lemon juice 2 eggs 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teas. cream of tax- tar 1 1/2 teas. baking soda ~ . 1 pkg. (15 oz.) golden raisins (2 1/2 cups) Cream butter and sugar -together. Add lemon juice and eggs. Mix well. Combine dry ingredients together; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in raisins. Roll into 1" balls. Place on greased baking sheet; flatten with a floured fork. Bake 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until light- ,- ly browned. HOT KIELBASA DIP 1-8 oz. cream cheese " 1/2 cup sour cream 2 1/3 cup milk 1 tbsp. mayonnaise 1/2 teas. Worcestershire . sauce 8 oz. Kielbasa or polish sausage, finely chopped 1/2 cup sliced green onions, divided 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese assorted crackers or raw vegetables In a microwave-safe bowl, heat cream cheese for 1 minute. Stir in sour cream, milk, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce. Add the Kielbasa, 1/4 cup of onions and Parmesan cheese; mix well. Microwave uncovered on high for 3-4 minutes or until heated through, stir- ring once. Sprinkle with remaining onions. Serve with crackers or vegeta- bles. CORN BREAD 2 cups self-rising meal 3 tbsp. sugar 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 5 eggs 2 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes 8 oz. sour cream 1 stick unsalted butter, melted, save a little for the skillet Bake 425 degrees Heat skillet with some butter. Combine meal, sugar, spice together. In another bowl, beat eggs, then add sweet potatoes, sour cream and butter together. Add to meal mix- ture. Pour in heated skillet. Bake 20-35 minutes. CROCKPOT CHILI 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 cup diced onion 1/2 green pepper, diced 1 cup diced celery 2 (14 1/2 oz.) tomatoes 2 tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. sugar 2 (15 oz.) cans kidney beans Brown beef in skillet, drain.Saute onion, pepper, celery in oil. Put beef, onion, pepper, celery, tomatoes and beans in crockpot. Add chili pow- der, salt and sugar. Stir well. Simmer in crockpot for 1 hour. RETIREMENT --- St. Paul resi- dents Bob and Sandra Ramey are pictured here in front of the old Lyric Theatre building. Both were employed at the theater when they met for the first time over 40 years ago. This summer, the couple retired from their respective jobs. Sandra spent 27 years at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Bob spent 40 years as an employee of Old Dominion Power Company. He is better-known to residents of St. Paul and Castlewood as "Bob, the Meter Reader." Asked about their plans, the Rameys say they will be doing things they've always wanted to do - going places, attending concerts, enjoying their hobbies, and spend- ing time with their three grandchil- dren. Congratulations and best wishes to Bob and Sandra from the Clinch Valley Times. Heart of Appalachia hires Entrepreneur-Business Coordinator The Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority (HOA) announces the hiring of Nikki Hicks as the new Entrepreneur-Business Coordinator. Nikki Hicks has an extensive back- ground in Marketing, Communications and Public Relations. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Kitty Barker, Executive Director of HOA reported that the Entrepreneur- Business Coordinator posi- tion will implement a desti- nation program in each of the 8 localities for a three- year program. "Nikki will be visiting the HOA com- munities, meeting leaders and stakeholders to hnprove regional capacity to increase tourism," said Barker. Hicks will provide lead- ership to develop a market- ing plan for each locality and guide the regional mar- keting plan to integrate each locality. The position will provide business assis- tance to tourism small businesses to create con- tent for website, social media. The new coordina- tor will provide training to businesses on marketing techniques for small budg- ets. Increasing the number of group tours, meetings and weddings and working with major events such as ATV/Motorcycle rallies to increase overnight stays will be a goal of this posi- tion. Hicks will create stronger partnership with Towns, Cities, Counties and communities in the Heart of Appalachia Region to increase visita- tion to the regional locali- ties. "I am extremely excit- ed to start this new chapter in my life, to work side by side with the leadership and stakeholders in the region to increase tourism visitation," said Hicks. "I grew up in Russell County, and I am happy to have the opportunity to help our region grow. I have worked in the communities of Southwest Virginia for the past fifteen years, and look forward to making new relationships and con- tinuing the partnerships that I have built." apics Compliments Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 Be sure your sins will find you out Once upon a time, there were two men in the com- munity. One of them was educated and very smart, so he thought. The other one, well, he may not have been literate, but he wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. One night, they decided to break into a little coun- try store. So they took a cinderblock, broke out the window and went in. They got cigarettes, drinks, candy, pork and beans, pot- ted ham, just about any- thing that was in the line of can food that they could carry away. So they'd taken all they both could carry, but wasn't long until they were apprehended and brought into court. But while they wereout on bond, one of the guys (that was smart) told the other one, "Now look, we're going to the penitentiary and there's only one way out." He said, "Now when we go before that judge, I'm going to blame every- thing on you that hap- pened. And when they call you up to the stand, you play off just as crazy as you possibly can. Don't even act like you know who you are, where you're at or what you're doing there." So they went to court. The one got up, stated his name and he said. "I was with this gentleman over here the night this happened. I begged him not to do what he done, but the boy is very, very mentally retard- ed and I couldn't help what he chose to do." Then they called Bill to the stand and told him to Check Showtimes Online : : : CENTRAL : : DRIVE- IN : I~Ck'v~O0, VA 276-679-3761 I : ADULTS: ~ CHILDREN: $4 : -~ ,# ~. ~ .~ ,~ ,~ ~ .~- ,,~ ,~ e e e o e etltl e elb oee e o state his name and he look ed up at the judge and said, "Let the ship roll on sir." And he asked him several other questions about the incident that happened that night and the only thing he ever got out of him was, "Just let the big ship roll on is all I can tell you. Just let it roll on." Finally, the other guy said, "Your honor, Judge, that's whats on his mind and that's all you're going to get out of him today. You can talk to him tomorrow and it may be something else, but you can stand here and question him until tomorrow and he's not going to change what he has to say as of today. I told you the man was very, very mentally disturbed." 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