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Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, November 6, 2014 ESL as a college student (The following article was written by Gladys Ingram, a student in the PluggedlnVA Crime Scene Technician program. ESL stands for English as sec- ond language.) Born and raised over- seas until the age of 21, I never thought I would one day leave my family and friends and move so far away from home. But, as fate would have it, I left the world I knew to discover one I had only heard of on television and through movies. Gladys Ingram I came to the United States in March of 1984. I had no special reason to be here except to escape ter- ror, the terror of a civil war that erupted when I was only 12 years of age. Going to school was terrifying at times, not knowing if I would actually make it there or if I would have the chance to see another day. But after years of living in fear, I came to accept my fate. I just wanted to live... even if it was for the moment. Through it all, I man- aged to graduate from high school and go on to col- lege, but the war was get- ting worse, and I couldn't come to terms with the sit- uation any longer. I became ill. My parents decided to send me to the U.S. to stay with friends. I knew what they were thinking; at least one of us would have a chance at surviving. Needless to say, I had to cut my education short and leave the ones I loved the most. I never graduated from college, even though I had invested three and a half years into it. My dream of becoming a jour- nalist, following in my father's footsteps, were cut short, and my ambitions were put on hold. I had no choice but to leave every- thing behind and start a brand new life for myself. Arriving at the airport, however, made me realize I was in a completely differ- ent world. There was that language barrier. I did speak other languages, but English was not one of Topics of Truth Compliments Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 The Silversmith Let-me tell you about the silversmith. This gen- tleman went down to the silversmith's shop and was so amazed at the workman- ship of the silversmith. He made an image and then he started going over it and polishing it. He would look at it and then he would work on it some more. The gentleman asked him, "How do you know when 7" this is perfected. The silversmith replied, "When it gets to where that I can see my reflection in . , . ....... this, ag'if I was looking in a mirror, then, it is perfect- ed." Well, let's learn a lesson from the workmanship of the silversmith. My ques- tion is, when we go about our daily chores and meet- ing with people and having a conversation, can Jesus see his reflection in us? And can they see the reflection of Him in us? If not, we probably need to say, "Lord you're the sil- versmith and I need to be polished some more so that The Thrift Store 16629 Broad Street - St. Paul Furniture, DVD's, Winter Coats and more - " -+  a" : ' - 4 --:-" Tues-Fri 10-5; Saturday 10-3 Here to serve Hamilton Pharmacy & Couch Home Medical Our pharmacy will compete with the big boys! Plus we have jewelry and watches. Layaway jewelry for your special occasions! Also we have a wide selection of much needed $1 items! We are buying gold and coins. Top dollar paid! Couch Home Medical can provide you with all your home medical needs, Corner of 4th Avenue and Russell St. Ph 276-762-9080 Fax 276-762-9081 them. I felt dumb not knowing what to say when asked if I had something to claim or if I came to the U.S. for business or pleas- ure. I never felt so deaf not understanding. From that moment on, I was deter- mined to learn English, and fast. I had the stamina to acquire knowledge and the intention of obtaining a college degree, but, being a foreigner, I learned that education was going to cost me an amount I was not able to afford. So I went to work, hoping to save enough money. Things did not work out the way I hoped they would. (To be contin- ued...) You can read the rest of Gladys's story in next week's paper. You will want to be sure to learn about what happened to Gladys and how she has experi- enced success as an ESL college student. To find out about PluggedlnVA programs that begin in January 2015, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581-9935. when you appear. I can be like you as you said in the Holy Bible that I would." Happy birthday Malorie Williams turned six on October 21. She celebrated with friends and family on Saturday, October 25 at her Sofia the 1 st Party. She is the daughter of Hope Strong Williams and Jamie Williams. She has one sis- ter, Emily Williams. 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REV HARRY I.,AYELL, PASTOR F'IR ADDITIONAL INFOR$1ATION CONTACq" LYNN IRAMSEY 2767627681, OR (.;LI':NNA HENSD|LL 2767388109 1 teas. ginger 36 wonton wrappers 1/2teas. cloves 1/2 cup ranch salad 4 eggs dressing 2 cups mashed sweet 1 envelope chili season- potatoes ing mix 2/3 cup canola oil 1 1/2 cups shredded 2/3 cup milk rotisserie chicken 1 1/2 cups raisins 1 cup shredded sharp 1 cup chopped walnuts cheddar cheese In a large bowl. whisk sour cream and sliced together flour, sugar, soda. green onions. Optional salt, baking powder, cinna- Place wonton wrappers mort. ginger, cloves. In into greased miniature another bowl, whisk eggs, muffin pans. Bake 350 sweet potatoes, oil and degrees 4-6 minutes or milk together until blend- until lightly brown. In a ed. Add to flour mixture, bowl, mix salad dressing stir just until moistened, and seasoning mix; add Fold in raisins and nuts. chicken and toss to coat. Put into 2 greased loaf Spoon one tablespoon fill- pans. Bake 350 degrees for ing into each wonton cup. 35-40 minutes. Cool in Sprinkle with cheese. Bake pans. 10 minutes longer or until heated through and are golden brown. Serve warm. If you desire, top with sour cream and green onions. YOGURT DILL DIP 1 cup plain yogurt 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnazse 2 tbsp. finely chopped onion 2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley 2 teas. dill weed 1/2 teas. salt 1/4 teas. pepper Combine all ingredients together and put. in refrig- erator for at least one hour. Serve with fresh vegeta- bles. CHICKEN WONTON BITES : Cinema City " StadiUm Theatres : Mottle Hotline For Showiimos 276-679-4252 : Check Showtimes Online nortoncinema.com .: : CENTRAL : : DRIVE- IN : 8'ckwood. VA - 276579-3761 i AOUL'I: .dl CHILI)REN: -