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Page 8 CLIIgCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thul'sday2 O_ ˘t0ber !7,2013 DEDICATION... A Memory Garden was dedicated in honor and remembrance of Clinch River Farmers. Market vendors Regina Sue Willis 2012 and Mary Peyton Gregory 2013 on Satur- day, October the Farmers Market : _ Regina Nillis family at Saturday's dedication. NFIB endorses Ben Chafin for Open Seat in House District 4 The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia's leading small-businessl associa- tion, has endorsed Beri Chafin in .... 0, the 4 House District r~e. Revival at Church of the Most High God Brothers Willie R Green and Eddie Chafin of Tennessee will be having a Revival at the Church of the Most High God in St. Paul starting on Monday, October 21st through Saturday, October 260, beginning at 7:00 p.m. nightly. Come and see what the Lord has in store for you!!! Blood drive scheduled for October 17 The Marsh Regional Blood Center of Norton is sponsoring a blood drive for Thfirsday, October 17. The blood mobile will be at Food City in St. Paul from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Blogging' workshop set for Oct. 17 Blogging can be a great tool to communicate and engage potential customers and establish yourself as a subject matter ex- pert. The University of Virginia's College at Wise Office of Econo- mic Development is offering Blogging on October 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Technology Develop- ment Center in Lebanon. In this Blogging workshop, participants will use WordPress to develop their own biog. Instructor Jeremy Bise of ThoseGeeks, will help partici- pants choose a domain name, find a web host, and learn to develop compelling content that will help establish a loyal bloc following. The cost for the class is $39. Pro-registration is required and enrollment is limited. For more information or to register, call 276-889-8180 or visit by Karen Gent Earning a Career Readiness Certificate by taking ACT's WorkKeys® assessment is part of the Pluggedln VA curriculum offered by Southwest Regional Adult Education. One may ask, "Why do we need a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) in Virginia?" Virginia businesses compete in a global marketplace and must deliver the highest quality ~f goods and services at the most economical price. In order for businesses to do this, they must hire the most capable and productive employees available to form their workforce. Work- place skill is important criteria for determining who is hired, promoted, or in some cases, separated. Individuals who seek employment must effectively communicate to potential em- ployers the skills and abilities they offer. The CRC serves both the needs of the employers and job-seekers. The CRC and its founda- tional WorkKeys® system pro- vide the employer a complete solution for applicant screening, employee selection, and skill development. The certificate will inform the hiring authority of a candidate's current skills and the likelihood of job-related training being fully successful. GED® certificates, high school diplomas and even some col- lege degrees cannot really "certify" that an individual has a certain workplace skill set. A CRC guarantees that an individ- ual can demonstrate the level of skills documented. In a highly competitive job market, job seekers need to take advantage of every opportunity that gives them that edge above the rest. Virginia's CRC is a nationally recognized credential that can give the job seeker that edge. Job seekers often get frustrated after looking for a job for several weeks and they complain that there are no jobs. The reality is that there are jobs available but employers are un- able to hire because applicants who meet the qualifications are difficult to find. There is a gap between what employers need and the skills possessed by the individuals who are seeking employment. The WorkKeys® System, on which the CRC is based, is a tool that can be used to help applicants identify the required skills that are needed for the jobs in which they are inter- ested. The assessments that constitute the CRC (Applied Mathematics, Reading for In- formation, and Locating Infor- mation) are workforce-based; therefore, the questions are based on situations that might occur in an everyday work environment. The results of the assess- ments can be used to identify the difference between skills needed and skills possessed. If it is determined that there is a gap, the gap can be addressed by using KeyTrain®, an online self-paced tutorial program that facilitates the user in gaining the skills necessary to qualify for the jobs of his/her choice. An applicant needs to retest only in the areas of the skill deficit and then earn the level certificate needed to qualify for the job of choice. For more information about Virginia's CRC, visit If you didn't complete high school, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581- 9935 to sign up for a free GED® test preparation class. GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. American Red Cross invites Americans to legislative delegation, regardless of party affiliation, always works together to make sure Southwest Virginia has a say." The NFIB/Virginia "SAFE give something that means something this holiday season "Holiday Mail for Heroes" Mailbox Open through December 6 The American Red Cross PO Box 5456 efforts or their holiday greeting The endorsement -Was made Trust's endorsement is critical to kicked off its annual Holiday Capitol Heights, MD 20791- for troops by using the hashtag by NFIB-Virginia SAFE (Save a candidate's campaign. Small- Mail for Heroes program and 5456 #HolidayMail on their Face- America's Free terprise) business owners and their em- invites Americans to show their To ensure that cards are book, Twitter, Instagram and Trust which is comprised ex- ployees vote in high umbers and gratitude and best wishes for delivered in time for the hell- Vine accounts. The Red Cross elusively of NFIB members, and are known for actively recruiting those who serve our country, days, they must be postmarked will use the material on its social ' is based on the candida/e?s back- Ben Chafin friends, family members and vets and their families by no later than December 6. sites throughout the holiday ground and experienceland pos- acquaintances to go to the polls, sending holiday cards. Individuals are asked to refrain season. The public also can itions on small-business issues, once iae understands the needs of NFIB has pledged it will activate Going through December 6, from sending letters, monetary connect with fellow card senders "Ben Chafin cleai-iy under- businesses and job creators in its grassroots network on behalf people can create and send cards donations or any other kinds of through to service members, veterans inserts with the cards. Please and stands the challenges facing Southwest Virginia and will fight of the campaign. NFIB's and their families who will also refrain from using glitter. The Red Cross relies on the Virginia's job creators," said for jobs and businesses. He owns political support is based on the receive cards across the country More information and card support of the American people Nicole Riley, state director of and operates a cow-calf farm in candidates' positions and records and aroundthe world, requirements can be found at NFIB/Virginia. "Our members Russell County and his law firm on small business issues. "Everyone gets busy, espec- believe Ben Charm will take a in Lebanon. Through his law iaUy around the holidays, so just Red Cross volunteers across you a few moments can mean a lot," the United States and on military fiscally responsible approach to I'm,n, he represents the Russell Are looking managing state government and County Industrial Development,,°=new j;u said FelishaDirector at theMCNabb'MountainEXecutiVeEmpire deliverinStallati°nSthe cards°VerseasthroughoutS°rt the and support legislation that helps Association (IDA) which works for o Chapter. "While it may not seem holiday season. The Red Cross small businesses grow and create to grow local businesses and jobs." bring new industries to the like much, a hand-written note has received and distributed NFIBNirginia's agenda in the 2014 legislative sc4sjon will include tax reformi;iimprove- ments to Virginia's. workers' compensation systegn :and a • phase-out of accelerated sales- tax payments, iil In his armouncehierit, Can- didate Chafin noted that:with his extensive small business and economic development ' experi- region. "After elected, I will con- tinue to work hard for all of my clients in my law firm including the IDA," Chafin added. "With my current duties and my new responsibilities after the election as Delegate, I will fight to grow jobs and business in our region. We are often overlooked by Richmond and our region's 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, green beans, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, 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, CR Pate and Co and Sweet Peas. Entertainment Master Gardeners Tips & Demo 10 am Appalachian Heritage Fall Festival 10am-2pm We are certified to affceptEBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. The first ten dollars of EBT purchases will be doubled. Support your local farmers and crofters and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market. Career professionals who are thinking of switching to the teaching field now have an accessible and economical place to get started: Virginia's Com- munity Colleges. Professionals with bachelor's degrees can fast track to their own classroom by participating in an alternative route to licensure program to become teachers in the subject areas of math, science, English, foreign language, career and technical education, and many others. Please visit our website and contact Jereial Fletcher at 276- 964-7224 or Brenda Robinson at 276-964-7242. to a service member spending time away from his or her family makes a world of difference." The Red Cross invites the public to send messages of thanks and holiday cheery by more than 6.5 million cards for members of the U.S. Armed For- ces, veterans and their families since the program began in 2006. The Red Cross also invites VIRGINIA STATE POLICE INSgRANCE FRAUD OlVlSION If you have knowledge of insurance fraud, report it. 1-877'62FRAUD www. emailing them to: Holiday Mail for Heroes the public to share photos and videos of their card signing to carry out its mission of service to the 2 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces, 24 million veterans and their families. During this holiday season, the public can also support all Red Cross services by making a financial donation at or by calling 1-800- REDCROSS. Individuals can also give the gift of life by making an appointment to give blood at or by calling • 1-800-REDCROSS. Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times 762-7671 Stock #17363 Loaded with lots of options See salesman for details! Yamaha YFZ450 4 wheeler $5,995.00 m Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762.2311 Visit us at (Castlewood) 13MC:III Find New Roads II I II I