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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, September 261 2013 V00rginia Interment Art stuc ent's :Selected for Birthplace of :Jvluseum"" ' s new Senior art student J0ey Blevins, along w{th two Virginia Intetmont College classmates, beNln a cormnunity project last )rear that has helped launch his start, as a working artist. Blevins and fellow painters Tyler More- land and Jerry Allen designed and' painted 20-foot by 12-foot murals for the window openings during construction of the Birth- place of Country Music@ Mus- eum, opening August 2014. The paintings of each individual .represented their contemporary interpretation of the .region's music and cultural heritage. Blevins' painting, entitled "Fid- the Band," represen[s a music icon: a fiddle that stretches diagonally in hues of black, white and orange. The three Intermont artists were pleased to gain exposure for their work and donate their paintings to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate . of the Smithsonian Institution. "It was an honor, not only working with such an impressive organization, but also having my work admired by the city of .Brfstol," Blevins said. , Oneyear later, that exposure has catapulted Blevins' painting to the front and center of the museum's new marketing camp- aign. An image ofthepainting is being used on the organization's website and in promotional mfit- erials for the museum, including Preparing and Emergencies can be scary for people of every age; thd), can be especially scary for youth be- cause they generally have little control over how their family or community has prepared, and how they will respond. Too often youth are viewed as a liability rather than an asset, when in- stead they have so much to offer their families and their com- munities if only they are better prepared and better engaged. "Involving youth in the preparedness process teaches them about what to do, who to contact, and what the plan is," said'. Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney, "it also reduces some Of the fear associated with an emergency, but most importantly, youth have excellent ideas that can help everyone prepare for a disaster." FEMA recognizes the value ttaat youth can provide, and for that very reason established the Youth Preparedness Council last year. The Council provides an average for FEMA to engage the youth population, taking into accqunt their perspectives feed- bacland opinions. Jonesborough work Country Music marketing campaign Dr. Jessiea Turner a limited edition poster print. Just in time for Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, a BCM event, Blevins signed and framed the poster proof and gifted it to museum director and head curator, Dr. Jessica Turner. "I'm so proud of Joey's work and development as a profess- ional artist," said Turner who teaches Cultural Heritage and Public Arts at Virginia Inter- mont. "He has a keen sense of engaging youth Just a few of the accom- plishments from this year's Youth Preparedness Council in- clude designing a "Be Prepared Day" for the community to educate everyone on disaster preparedness, establishing a neighborhood response team, and conducting health and well- ness checks. Talk to youth in your community about any ideas they may have and help them where you can. Young people are capable of playing an important role in emergency preparedness, and have the unique potential to help their communities be safe, stronger and more resilient be= fore, during and after a disaster. As such, we all have a bested interest in engaging and empowering youth to become active participants in individual, family and community preparedness. You can engage the youth in your family and your com- munity by teaching them about what hazards are common in your area, explaining to them the warning signs are, and what to do if a certain hazard should hosts the 4100t Storytelling Festival October 4-6, with regular pro- gramming scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Nearly two dozen world-class tellers have Preparations are underway for the 41 st National Storytelling Festival, an annual celebration of oral traditions from all over the world. The 2013 ' festival will run 16646 Russell St. (beside St. Paul Fire Dept.) OPEN SATURDAYS 10-12 or anytime by appointment Contact Jerry Couch 762-9514 I MARKET. CORNER NEWS 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, pears, corn, green beans, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, potatoes, etc. Also at the market you will find plants, honey, jams, jellies, baked goods, breads, salsa 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, (?#;:.2)  "'  ;' CR Pate and Co and Sweet Peas. ;" '. .'t:i:,',2;J .N:5. "lil..')trq3.ak  : ,:-,'- Entertainment .,c.v Gospel Music of Restoration 11 am Kids activities 10 am -We aro- accept EBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. The ten dollars of EBT purchases will be doubled. Supcal farmers and crafters and enjoy a free cup of at the Clinch River Farmers Market. and Joey Blevins artistic purpose and giving to this community." A senior from Chilhowie, Blevins is majoring in Art Education Pre K-12 at Virginia Intermont. He is active in the studio and his work has been shown at community events including Bristol's Art D'Vine gallery hop. The highlights of art exhibition so far, he says, has been his involvement with BCM. strike. When you develop your Family Emergency Plan, make sure to have your children at the table with you so they under- stand the plan, can ask ques- tions, and can provide ideas for what to do in a disaster. By teaching youth about how to communicate if your family is separated in a disaster you can build the resiliency and capab- ility of your entire family. Other skills like teaching youth safety skills such as first aid, CPR, and how to safely use a fire exting- uisher gets them involved in the process and makes everyone better prepared. Talk to youth. that you know about what pro- grams they would like to be involved in and encourage them to explore options like Teen CERT teams. Youth of any age can be involved in the emergency preparedness process; figure out what's right for your children and invite them into the process. You could be very'surprised by the ideas they have and how much they can help your family and your community in an emergency. National Adult Education Connection by Karen Gent Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week is held each year in September. The purpose of this week is to raise public awareness of adult edu- cation and family literacy, assist adult learners in need of literacy services, leverage local resour- ces, and support increased access to adult education and family literacy programs. AEFL Week will be cele- brated this year from September 23-29. This national recogni- ion, which is traditionally dedicated by the U.S. Congress, is given in an effort to raise awareness of the critical role that adult education and family literacy plays in our country, our economy, and our nation's well-being. It is critical that Congress and the general public understand why adult education and family literacy is a wise investment, how it impacts lives and communities, and the return on investment it makes to our economic well-being. Many adults who did not graduate from high school have developed skills through work, community, family, and study experience. The GED test allows those adults to demon- strate academic abilities that are equivalent to those of high school graduates. After passing the complete battery of tests, an individual will receive a cre- dential that certifies his/her high school-level abilities in mathe- matics, reading, science, social studies, and writing. Southwest Regional Adult Education officially kicked off its fall term on Monday, Sept- ember 9. The program serves the counties of Buchanan, Dick- enson, Russell, and Tazewell, Free classes are held at con- venient times and locations, and the program offers curriculums that cover basic skills remedia- Zion, GED test preparation, and Pluggedln VA programs. For more information about starting classes or taking the GED test, contact the regional office at 866=581-9935. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. : Russell County 2013-14 Class Schedule Location Castlewood tligh School Old Ag Building Honaker High School Cottage Russell Co. Career & Technolo," (;enter_ Russell Co. Career & Technology Center Russell Co. Career & Teclmology Center Instructor Lila Jenkins Donovan Helton Peggy Williams Karen Gent Sarah Perrigan Appalachian Arts Annual Quilt Challenge Appalachian Arts Center is hosting its Fourth Annual Quilt Challenge. Challenge packets are currently available for pick up at Appalachian Arts Center or Helen's Fabric Shop. The chal- lenge packets cost $10 and in- clude three "fat quarters" which must be used in the quilt. Ad- ditionally fabrics and any type of quilting styles or methods can be used to complete quilts. The theme for this year's challenge is "Star Light, Star Bright." Com- plete guidelines are included in the challenge packets. Challenge quilts are due back Days Tu & Th Tu & Th M-Th Tu, W, F I "ru & Th Time 5:00 PM-8:00 PM 5:30 PM-8:30 PM 8:30 AM-1:00 PM 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Center announces Fourth to Appalachian Arts Center by Saturday, February 15, 2014. All quilts will be displayed in a special exhibit at the Arts Center February 19-April 6, 2014 with an awards reception on Saturday, March 8 th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. A team of experienced quilters will jury the show and awards will be presented as follows: $150 for "Best of Show", $I00 for "People's Choice", $50 for "Novice" and $50 for "Youth Best of Show". The youth category is open to anyone 17 years old and below. Quilters may choose to offer their challenge quilts for sale during the exhibit at Appalachian Arts Center. For more information, con- tact the Appalachian Arts Center at 276.596.9188 or email Appalachian Arts Center, a part of Southwest Virginia Commun- ity College, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12- 6pm; Thursday from 12-8pm; and Saturday from 10am-6pm. The Arts Center is located in the "Old Archie Helton Store" on Route 19, 2.5 miles south Claypool Hill. Free adult ed classes now available in Wise County and Norton Free adult education classes end of 2013 to complete the provided by the Regional Adult Education Program of Lee, Scott and Wise Counties and the City, of Norton reopened the first week of September in Wise been tapped to perform. From County and the City of Norton old-time balladeers to modern with locations in Big Stone Gap, humorists, the diverse range of Coeburn, Wise; Pound, St. Paul performers will share personal and Norton. These classes, stories, ancient legends, folk which prepare adults to pass the tales, fairy stories, and more. GED Exam and to compete in Throughout the weekend, the workplace, are free of charge featured tellers will perform be-. to adults who are at least 18 neath circus-style tents scattered years old and are not enrolled in across downtown Jonesborough public school. The classes being offered Other activities include the this fall have a special urgency festival's second annual Story for adult learners who have Slam and the Exchange Place, begun taking the GED test but which showcases up-and-coming have not yet passed all five talent. Everyone is welcome to parts. The current version of the trade stories at the Swappin' GED Exam will expire at the Ground, grab a snack at the food end of 2013 and will be replaced court, or enjoy a break in the with the new, computer-based beer and wine garden. 2014 GED Exam on January 2, A few separate ticketed 2014. Students have until the events are available for night owls throughout the weekend, including Ghost Stories and Midnight Cabaret. These popular concerts are on both Friday and Saturday nights, at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., respectively. Two pre-festival events have been organized for local fans and early arrivals. Storytelling icon Donald Davis will christen the grounds of the festival with a special evening performance on Wednesday, October 2. Then on Thursday, October 3, musicians Tim O'Brien and Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line will host an exclusive concert. Tickets for 'the National Storytelling Festival - as well as its special events - can be pur- chased online at, at the International Storytelling Center (ISC) in downtown Jonesborough, or on the Festival grounds. The National Story- telling Festival is sponsored in part by Krispy Kreme Dough- nuts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Tenne.ise Arts 'Commission. For more information or to make reservations, call ISC at (800) 952-8392, ext. 221. current test, or they will need to start over again in 2014. "We urge any resident of Wise County or the City of Norton who has begun the testing process but has not yet passed all parts of the GED Exam to contact us right away. We have instructors available in every classroom to assist these students in preparing to com- plete the GED exam before the end of December," said Program " Director Rebecca Scott. "We also have a strong focus this year on adult learners who are preparing to take the new, computer-based 2014 GED Test beginning in January," continued Scott. "All instruction is now technology rich, with intemet activities and on-line lessons in every class. Adults preparing for the GED will be taught basic computer literacy skills, will gain familiarity with the popular new Adult Ed Android App and can use iPads:to access over a dozen free, online resources available on the Adult Education website (wwiv.race2ged,org)." Morning, afternoon and evening classes are now available at 6 classroom sites conveniently located in Big Stone Gap, Coeburn, Pound, St. Paul, Wise and Norton. Students can join at any class session. In addition, the Regional Adult Education Program offers free Adult Education classes at 5 other sites throughout the rest of the Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton region, as well as Distance Learning Classes online or through the mail. 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