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"Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, November 17, 2016 Critical employability skills In today's competitive job market, most job-seek-. ers wish they knew the "secret formula to winning 'the hearts and minds of ,employers. What, one may , wonder, is the unique com- . bination of skills and val- -ues that make employers ,excited about a potential employee? Every employer is look- ing for a specific set of skills from job-seekers that match the skills needed to perform a particular job; however, beyond these job- specific skills, there are certain skills that are uni- versally sought by employ- + ers. Numerous studies have identified these critical employability skills, which are often referred to as "soft skills." Here is a list of the top ten skills most sought after by employers as indicated by Quintessential Careers. 1. Communications Skills: By far, the one skill mentioned most often by employers is the ability to 'listen, write, and speak effectively. 2. Analytical/Research .Skills: These skills deal with One's ability to assess a situation, seek multiple perspectives, gather infor- mation, and identify key issues that need to be addressed. 3. Computer/Technical Literacy: Almost all jobs now require a basic under- standing of computers, Adult Education especially word process- ing, spreadsheets, and mail. . Flexibility/Adaptability/ Managing Multiple Priorities: These skills deal with one's ability to manage multiple assign- ments, set priorities, and adapt to changing condi- tions and work assign- ments. 5. Interpersonal Abilities: This refers to the ability to relate to co2work- ers, inspire others to partic- ipate, and deal with con- flict. Leadership/Management Skills: These skills deal with one's ability to take charge and manage co- workers. 7. Multieultural Sensitivity/Awareness: Diversity is a big issue in the workplace, and job- seekers must demonstrate a sensitivity and awareness to other people and cul- tures. g Planning/Organizing: This is the ability to design, plan, organize, and imple- ment projects and tasks within an allotted time- frame. It also involves goal-setting. 9. Problem- Solving/Reasoning/Creati vity: This involves the ability to find solutions to problems using creativity, reasoning, and past experi- ences along with available information and resources. 10. Teamwork: Because so many jobs involve working in groups, one must possess the abili- ty to work well with others in a professional manner while attempting to achieve a common goal. The good news is that most job seekers possess many of these skills to some degree. The better news is that job-seekers with weaknesses in any of these areas can improve their skills through train- ing, professional develop- ment, or mentoring from someone who understands these skills. Southwest Regional Adult Education empha- sizes the development of professional soft skills and provides training to help adult students prepare to compete in today's work- force. For more informa- tion about programs offered, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581-9935. R cipes by He bert CRANBERRY APPLE PIE 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup orange juice 1/2 teas. cinnamon 1/2 teas. apple pie spice 1/8 teas. nutmeg 1/4 teas. lemon juice 4 cups sliced peeled tart apples 2 cups fresh cranberries pastry for double crust pie (9 inches) Combine sugar, corn- starch, orange juice, cinna- mon, apple pie spice, nut- meg and lemon juice. Add apples and cranberries; toss gently. Line a 9 inch pie plate with pastry. Add fill- ing; dot butter over top. Put top pastry on. Seal and flute edges. Bake 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake 50 minutes longer. CHOCOLATE CHIP MERINGUE BARS 1 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided 1/2 cup sugar 3 eggs, separated 1 tbsp. cold water 1 tbsp. vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teas. baking soda 1/8 teas. salt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup ground salted peanuts Cream shortening, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and sugar together. Add egg yolks; mix well. Combine water and vanilla. Combine flour, soda and salt; add to cream mixture altern'ately with water mix- ture. Mix well. Spread into a greased baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. In a small mixing bow}, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add remaining brown sugar, 2 tbsp. at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over chocolate chips. Top with peanuts. Bake 350 degrees 30-35 minutes. CHICKEN-APPLE CROISSANTS 2 cups diced cooked chicken 1 cup diced peeled apple 3/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 1/2 cup halved green grapes 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted 1/2 teas. seasoned salt 1/4 teas. pepper 6 croissants Combine all ingredi- ents. Spoon into the crois- sants. ZIPPY CHERRY' SAUCE 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tbsp. brown sugar 1/2 teas. ginger 1/4 teas. seasoned salt 1/4 teas. vinegar In a saucepan, combine pie filling, lemon juice, sugar, ginger, salt and vine- gar; bring to a boil stirring constantly. Serve warm with pork roast or pork chops or tenderloin. DILLY DEVILED EGGS 1 small cucumber, shredded 1 teas. salt 6 hard-cooked eggs 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 teas. dill weed Combine cucumber and salt. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess liquid; set aside. Slice eggs in half length- wise. Remove yolks and set whites aside. In a bowl, mash yolks. Stir +in sour cream and dill weed. Add cucumber. Fill egg whites. Chill. Free college courses available this Spring at KU for adults ages 60+ Compliments Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 Bought with a price Well, the good outweighs +the bad, but I've been in bondage all my life. When -I was a child, my parents believed in discipline so they ruled over me and controlled me until I . became an adult and then I : allowed Satan tO take over + my life and rule me and tell me what to do. And I guess I accepted that. Well, a few , years went by and I real- ized there had to be a prison better than the ,one that I was in to Satan. So one night at an old fash- ioned altar, I found peace with God. It took me out of bondage and slavery to Satan. And told me from that day forward He would send me a leader and guide which was the Holy Ghost. So, the rest of my lifespan I have spent it happily being a prisoner of God. He loves me, He treats me good and He told me He'd never leave me or forsake me. However, I did belong to Him because I was bought with a price. That price was paid for me on Calvary. I'd like to ask you a question. Who are you in bondage to today? If it's Satan, there is a better way. 'CHS "Today Is the Day Before" weekly news by Madison Ray Many people in our area woke up Tuesday moming with a large layer of smoke hanging around their hous- es. Nearly everyone in Movie Hotline For Showtimes "= 276-679-4252 Check Showtimes Online nortonc| :. :CENTRAL : :DRIVE- IN : B{at~lcwooO, VA 276-679-3761 : ADUL'rS= S8 CHILDREN: S4 eI e~l jleoeo oo ooo oee Southwest Virginia, and even Northeast Tennessee saw this smoke stick around all day due to wild- fires. Thursday morning, a propane tank exploded, leveling a house in Washington County. With the recent fires claiming many homes and devastating lives, sur- rounding counties of Russell, Wise, Scott, Lee, and many more have implemented a Burn Ban. This bans open air burning because of the increased dangers the dry weather has brought on. Castlewood High School's Community Service team, otherwise known as D.A.R.T., would like to remind everyone to follow this ban. This ban was put in place for every- one's safety. We would also like to ask you to sit down with Your family and make sure that you have done everything you can to t~e prepared and minimize your risks. Join the Castlewood High School D.A.R.T. page on Facebook to receive news updates and information on ways to stay safe. Registration is now open for a select set of col- legiate courses for adults ages 60 and over. The offerings are part of a pro- gram at King entitled Lifelong Learning at King in which the adult learners can audit non-credit classes at King's main campus in Bristol, Tenn., free of charge. "The hallmark of a broadly educated individ- ual is to be a lifelong learn- er," said Dr. Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King University. "Part of King's commitment to education is to develop lifelong learn- ers--learners who develop an intellectual curiosity for their world that never diminishes as they get older...a program such as the Lifelong Learning at King helps define and sus- tain that commitment for our students and our com- munity." The program offers a select set of courses taught by King+ professors in the King College of Arts & Sciences and King's School of Communication, Information, and Design. The courses cover a range of studies at King includ- ing history, literature, reli- gion, photography, intelli- gence studies, and politics. "King University has a great tradition of service to the surrounding communi- ty," adds Roberts. "It is an important tradition we strive to uphold. Offering thought provoking and engaging courses provide a new pathway to continue the adventure of lifelong learning." Lifelong Learning at King course offerings +for spring 2017 include: BIBL 2251: The Old Testament, and Interpretation Alderman, Brian; TR, 11:30 AM - 1:10 PM BIOL 1110: Principles of Biology Ong, Laura; MWF, 11:20 AM - 12:20 PM CRJU 2800: Serial and Mass Murders" Mongold, Jennifer; TR, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ENGL 2480: Oxford Christian Writers McDonald, John; MW, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ENGL 3565: Modern & Contemporary British Literature Kingsley, Erin; MWF, 11:20 AM - 12:20 PM HIST 2182: The British Empire Galloway, Edwin; MWF, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM HIST 3755: The Cold War: History & Politics Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM ICST 2310: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Suit, Natalia; TR, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MUSC 3160: Baroque & Classical Music Flannagan, William; MWF, 10:10 AM- 11:10 AM PHOT 1010: Photographic Foundations Strickland, Joseph; M, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PSCI 2330: International Terrorism Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 11:20 AM -12:20 PM PSCI 3250: Politics & History of China Helt, Gall; MWF, 10:10 AM -11:10 AM RELG 1001: Foundations of Christian Thought & Practice Hudson, Donald; TR, 9:40 AM - 11:10 AM SPAN 1000: Introductory Spanish Gomez, Christina; MWF~ 10:10 AM -11:10 AM. By auditing the selected courses, the students are able to attend class, learn- ing alongside the tradition- al students in the class- room, without worry of test-taking. Registration for the courses through the Lifelong Learning at King program is currently open for the spring 2017 semes- ter, which begins Monday, Jan. 9. Course books are available for purchase t h r o u g h or most online book retailers. For information on the Lifelong Learning Studies program, contact Dr. Hart Chuan Ong, dean of the King College of Arts and Science at King University at 423.652.6007 or Also visit longstudies for additional details. J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library Story Hour Top Reader October 2016. Rylie Salyer and Elise Salyer had 180 books read to them in the month of October. They are pictured with Children's Programmer Belinda Levy. Low Vision Patients with MACULAR DEGENERATION DMV offers a special permit allowing low vision patients to drive with biopUc telescopic glasses. Call for a FREE phone consultation with Dr. Armstrong, Optometrist Offices in: Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Wythevitte, Virginia