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Page 8; CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, October 8,2009 Arbor Day F oundation' s " Conservation Trees booklet available by Karen Gent I I The Arbor Day Foundation's .... recently updated ConservationExciting events are taking This innovative GED-techno- Trees booklet is now available place in adult education logy based program will be for only a $3 donation to the non- throughout our region, which replicated as a result of the profittree-planting organization, includes Buchanan, Dickenson, success of the pilot program Conservation Trees is de- Russell and Tazewell Counties. which ran from February 3, x signed to help people plant and Upcoming events include the 2009 through July 31, 2009. care for trees, and features observation of GED and Again, the class will be held at illustrations, colorful photos and Lifelong Learning Awareness the Southwest Virginia Tech- ! # easy-to-follow text. Week and the kick-off ofnology Development Center in "The Arbor Day Foundation another PlugGED In program. Lebanon and staffed with believes it is vital for people of Senior Advisor Daniel instructors from the adult all walks of life to plant new LeBlanc, Virginia Workforce education program and the trees and to take care of our Council Chair Robert Leber, community college. Participants existing tree canopy," said John and Virginia Secretary of have been recruited from Rosenow, chief executive of the Education Thomas Morris have Russell and Tazewell Counties. Foundation. "This booklet serves announced that again this year, In early 2010, PlugGED In as 'a great resource for tree Governor Tim Kaine will offi- will also be offered in Dick- AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY LEMONADE STAND...Camryn Cook planters in every area of the cially recognize the critical enson County at the Dickenson sponsored her 4th Annual Lemonade Stand on September 7. A total of $200.00 :country" importance of education toall Center for Education and Re- was collected and donated to the American Cancer Society. Pictured, left to right "Trees help us conserve Virginians by proclaiming the search located in the technology energy, are good for the soil, and week of October 19-23 GED park at Happy Valley. Program are, Camryn, her brother, Coleman Cook and her best friend, Cassidy Fleming. clean the air we breathe and and Lifelong Learning Aware- development is currently un- Thank you t0 those who contributed. - drinking water for millions of ness Week. This year's activities derway, and recruitment will Americans. That's why it is s6 will build on the success of last begin in Buchanan and Dick- important to properly plant new year's efforts. Once again, the enson Counties in the coming trees and care for the ones we Governor will record a public months. already have." service announcement, issue a The PlugGED In c L iculum Included in the Conservation proclamation, and include a is designed to provide learners Trees booklet are tips on how to. calendar of local activities on who did not complete high use shade trees and windbreaks his Web site. school with a GED course that to save on energy costs, attract The two major goals of the incorporates technical training. ', songbirds, create a living snow. campaign are to: as a means to develop skills that fence, and to learn how to plant raise awareness among are necessary for today's tech- the right tree in the right place, citizens, business, government, nology-rich workplace or for In addition, the booklet also and communities of the benefits college. In the course of the details the right way to plant and of attaining a high ;:chool program, each participant will prune trees, credential and pursuing lifelong have the opportunity to earn a M O U N TA I N M AT E R t A 5 To receive the Conservation learning; and GED certificate, a Career Read- t NC. Trees booklet, send a $3 check enlist each local iness Certificate (CRC), various along with your name and Workforce Investment Board to Microsoft certification, and 24 address to: Conservation Trees, facilitate collaboration among college credits. The best news Arbor Day Foundation, 100 the Virginia workforce network may be that PlugGED In is Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE partners to increase GED cre- offered free of charge to its 68410, or order online at dential attainment and transi- participants! www.arborday.org/conservationtr tions to postsecondary educa- For more information about ees. lion. GED classes or the PlugGED In PERMIT MSHA Southwest Regional Adult program, please contact the , Education and Southwest Vir- Southwest Regional Adult OS778A[ 4400 ginia Community College will Education program at 889- begin another PlugGED In 5424, or call toll-free at 1-866- , Program on November 2, 2009. 581-9935. HELPERS!...Brandon Helbert, pictured, and the Castlewood Division of NOTICE: : Mountain Materials, Inc., (formerly Oldcastle) have been very helpful to the Stop for any school bus, "-,,,,u ,-,-Ioa Clinch River Little League over the past several years. The company has contributed various kinds of materials which have been needed to upgrade both unloading children! the Volunteer Park fields in Castlewood and the Ma Whitenack Little League IT's THE I.AW! Field in St. Paul. Helbert serves Mountain Materials in a supervisory capacity. 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J .......... smoking restrictions, and the "Virginia has made some disease. ,N o u s r, ~,* t a, v, s~o N Brokers V/~LII~016-NCAL#5914.SCAL#3898 number of heart attacks kept progress by passing a partial This new research suggests decreasing with time, according smoking ban," Dr. Browningthat the individual increased risk to a report in Circulation." Jour- continued, "but we could reduce may be higher, said Lightwood. hal of the American Heart heart attack rates still further by "This study adds to the air- Association. passing a comprehensive smoke- eady strong evidence that The report is a meta-analysis free law that includes all work- secondhand smoke causes heart of 13 studies in which resear- places, restaurants and bars." attacks, and that passing t00 chers examined changes in heart "While we obviously won't percent smoke-flee laws in all attack rates after smoking bans bring heart attack rates to zero, workplaces and public places is .... .... were enacted in communities in these findings give us evidence something we can do to protect the United States, Canada and that in the short- to medium- the public," Lightwood said. Europe. term, smoking bans will prevent "Now we have a better under- The researchers found that a lot of heart attacks," said standing of how you can predict heart attack rates started to drop James M. Lightwood, Ph.D., co- what will happen if you impose immediately following im- author of the study and assistant a smoking-free law." plementation of the law, reach- adjunct professor in the depart- Every year secondhand ing 17 percent after one year, ment of clinical pharmacy at the smoke causes an, estimated then continuing to decline over University of California-San 35,000 deaths nationwide. time, with about a 36 percent Francisco. In Virginia, more than 1,170 drop three years after enacting "The studies on this issuenon-smoking adults die each the restrictions. " now have long enough follow- year from Others people's "Reports like these demon- up periods so that we can see smoke. strate that the health benefits of exactly how bigthe effect is." Stanton Glantz, Ph.D., co- smoke-free policy are real and Lightwood also noted that authored the study) Author dis- 2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA tangible," said Dr. Christine the community effect is consis- closures are on the manuscript. 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