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page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul,. Va. launches retrain coal miners Thursday, September 8, 2016 Center to .~i" Southwest Virginia Community College has l uncbed a REDI Center (Retraining Energy "Displaced Individuals Center for Displaced Coal Miners). The REDI Center will assist laid off coal miners and dislocated sup- ply chain workers impact- 6d by the downturn in the ~oal energy sector to receive retraining and edu- Cational opportunities to prepare them for successful re-entry into the work- force. ':. The Appalachian l~,egional Commission (ARC), the U.S. Economic Development Administraiton (EDA), and the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has provided a $38.8 mil- lion investment to grow the economy in the nation's Coal-impacted communi- ties.The SWCC REDI t enter is part of this initia- five. -~" SWCC will receive $1.4 million from ARC, includ- tainment are provided for the different nationalities. 1V~r. Roan, the superintend- ent and a prince of a good fellow, rules in the Dante coalfields as a king, though with a kindly spirit and with even justice, main- raining the dignity of his position and earning the absolute respect of all his employees. On account of the heavy rains for three days which caused a slightly softened condition of the tracks the officials met a delay on their return trip and changed the route home via the Norfolk and Western R.ailway through Bluefield {Lnd Roanoke to Winston- Salem and Southern l ailway to Charlotte, s Calendar "to learn, to share and to perpetu- ate family history." William T. Fdller 276-623-3410 or fuller- jr1942@ -JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join [he Friends of J. Fred Matthews ,Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facili- ties and services of the library. Send name, address and phone mlmber, with a $5 membership i~ift; to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box !976, St. Paul, VA 24283. _Please make checks payable io Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. ~: EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastem Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meetings are on the second Tuesday. All meet- ~gs are p.m. at 7:30 VETERANS' CLAIMS ~ Coeburn-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coebum VFW Post from 9am-3:30 pm third Thursdays except June. COMMUNITY CENTER- The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information l lease call 495-8473. : " FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco l-Iealth District offer free confi- dential HIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. i-l'ealth~ Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386- 1312. , FREE GED CLASSES-Free DED classes are offered at the O~bow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and ,Wednesdays from 8:30 am-12 ~aoon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. ,~ GEDONLINE-The Regional ~dult Education Program is offering free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and 'adult learners, with or without ing tuition scholarship funds, to assist these work- ers in retraining for high- wage, high-demand careers, In addition to ARC, the Virginia Tobacco Commission, and a private foundation partner, are all contributing to the funding of the REDI Center. Spouses of laid off miners may also be eligible for tuition scholarship assis- tance through this initia- tive. "We would like to thank ARC for their support of the college through this grant,"said Dr. Mark Estepp,president of SWCC. "We have great respect for those who have worked in an industry that was traditionally at the core of our region's eco- nomic success, coal min- ing," he said. Estepp con- tinued, "The REDI Center will make possible a way for laid off coal miners to transition into other well- paying and viable jobs in and out of the area." "The Appalachian IIIII where the party partially divided. The special, how- ever, continued to Greenville, S. C. where the trip ended yesterday. Mr. Winder was host of the trip and those who took part in it united in declar- ing it one of the most delightful experiences of their lives. On the first night of the trip, Mr. Winder, who is known among his friends as "gen- eral," was unanimously voted by the party "major- general," and will ever bear this title by the gentlemen who were the recipients of his.elegant hospitality. As Mr. Winder came into dinner Saturday evening, his guests being already gathered; Capt. Ellisoja A. From Page 1 their own home computers, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more information, call GED Online Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433). GED TESTING-GED Test'rag is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Altemative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information conceming GED testing. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum. with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pm. BOOK DISCUSSION-Book Discussion Group One of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pm. NARCONON COUNSEL- ING- Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your fam- ily from druguse. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800- 431-1754 or AMERICAN LEGION POST # 208 welcomes new mem- bers. If you served on active duty in the Armed Forces, National Guard, or Reserves then you should be eligible to join us. You are not required to have served overseas or have seen actual combat. Contact us at American Legion Post # 208, P.O. Box 1261, Lebanon, VA 24266 with your name, address and phone number. Transfers are welcome. Regional Commission has invested significant funds to economic development in Southwest Virginia over the past 50 years," said Phyllis Roberts, SWCC grants administrator. "We appreciate their continuing to support our coal-impact- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) ed communities with thewas in St. Paul On Wednesday, August 31 and offered free health POWER initiative." screenings to coal miners. "SWCC has a proven track record of training and retraining the coal mining Food City kicks off 2016-2017 communities, which it serves. There are few fami- School Bucks Program lies in this region who have not been effected by lay-As students across the tern of the corresponding school year. The amount offs and mine closings," area head back to school, school to credit with the awarded each school will said Dr. Barbara Fuller, Food City is gearing up for purchases from that point be based upon the percent- vice president of academic the kick-off of their 2016- forward, making points age of total purchases and student services. She2017 School Bucks collection quick and easy. made by the customers continued, "SWCC stands Program. For every $10 in Food assigned to that school. ready to assist individuals "We're committed to City Exclusive Brand pur- Schools can monitor their with a variety of programs, giving back to the commu- chases, the designated progress on the Food City many of which offer cre- nities we operate in and we school receives 1 point website, Which will include dentialing leading to high- take the education of our towards their School Buck quarterly updates. wage, high-demand jobs." 'youth very seriously," said rewards. Participating "Food City has always The REDI Center is Steven C. Smith, Food City brands include: Food City, been an industry leader in operating immediately, president and chief execu- Food Club, Full Circle, supporting the education of Interested individuals who tive officer. "Our Food Harvest Club, Paws, our youth and we're very believe they qualify for this City School Bucks ValuTime, Top Care, excited about the return of assistance should contactProgram is an easy, costRosario's, Bistro Dell our Food City School SWCC at 276.964.7818. effective way for area Classics, Academix, Bucks Program," said schools to gain the dollars Domestix,Electrix, EasySmith. needed to purchase vitalClix, Simply Done, @ Food City has awarded educational equipment and Ease, world Classics prod- over $17,200,000 in much- From Page 1 tools", ucts, Wide Awake Coffee,needed educational equip- The 2016-2017 Food b-leve, Flocks Finest, ment and tools to over Smyth, on behalf of the City School Bucks pro- Charking, Tippy Toes, 1000 participating area party, presented resolutions gram will begin August 31, Buckley Farms, Sweet P's, schools. passed by them. In pre- 2016 and continue through Nostimo, Misty Mountain For more information senting the resolutions, April 25, 2017. Area stu- Water, Over the Top, as about this program or how Captain Smyth said: dents are supplied with a well as Kay's Ice Cream,to participate, please con- "Your guests on what barcoded school ID to pro- Terry's Snacks, Lay Meats, tact your local school or will ever be to them a most vide to their friends and Moore's, Kern's Bread & visit the website at memorable trip. Have family members. When Cakes and Chuck Wagon or con- asked me to make their scanned along with a Food Dog Food. tact the Food City School acknowledgements to you City ValuCard during the Food City has pledged a Bucks Coordinator, Lisa and express to you how initial check-out process, total of $700,000 in contri- Johnson at 1-800-232- greatly they have enjoyedthe barcode alerts the sys- butions for the upcoming0174. the visit to your wonderful ;t,, rehearsal mines at Dante, and how commum , chorus impressed they are with the i,I ma ni,i ont ,ro e.y set for September 12 owned by the Clincbfield Coal Corporation, and the excellent quality of the The Music Program ofmusic majors, high school National Cathedral, St. coal produced by your Southwest Virginia students, music teachers, Patrick's Cathedral, Community College is church musicians and other Atlanta's Peachtree company, pleased toannounce the interested singers from Presbyterian Church, and "They have been charmed SWCC Community Chorus throughout the region. The Turner Field for a major with the generous hospital- will begin rehearsals for local public will know league baseball game. They ity and theexceedingcour-the 2016-2017 season on them from their popular are under the conductor- tesy shown them by you Monday, September 12, annual Christmas and ship of Dr. Joseph Trivette, and your associates 2016 in the King spring concerts, as well as SWCC's Albert Endowed through the entire trip, and Community Center on the their annual choral appear- Chair of Music. they beg you to accept the campus of Southwest ance with the Knoxville Those interested in par- following resolutions as a Virginia Community Symphony Orchestra dur- ticipating this semester slight expression of their College. ing the Festival of the Arts. may call (276) 964-7381 appreciation of the pleas- The SWCC Community They have additionally for more information or ure you have given them. 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