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|'a~e ~ ~ t.IN(H VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, November 19. 2009 ' Arbor Day Foundation' s Conservation Trees booklet available The Arbor Day Foundation's recently updated Conservation Trees booklet is now available for only a $3 donation to the non- profit tree-planting organization. Conservation Trees is de- signed to help people plant and care for trees, and features illustrations, colorful photos and easy-to-follow text. "The Arbor Day Foundation believes it is vital for people of all walks of life to plant new trees and to take care of our existing tree canopy," said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Foundation. "This booklet serves as a great resource for tree planters in every area of the country." "Trees help us conserve energy, are good for the soil, and clean the air we breathe and by Karen Gent Jonwain O'Quinn, of Haysi, aspires to be an elementary school teacher. One may .think that there's nothing ironic about that, but the fact is. in the spring of 2009, Jonwain became a high school drop out. Jonwain says that he grew up just hating his school experience. He was known to be a trouble-maker and liked to use "back talk" with his teachers. He didn't make good grades, and ended up being somewhat "stuck" in the ninth grade at age nineteen. With a history of poor attendance, poor performance, and a poor atti- tude. it was suggested that Jonwain not return to school. In others words, he was kicked out. Jonwain O'Quinn drinking water for millions ofWhen Jonwain began look- ,: ..... = Americans. That's why it is so mg for jobs in the area, he was important to properly plant new turned down because he didn't trees and care for the ones we possess a high school diploma. have." He says that he was always told - already , Included in the Conservation to come back when he did have = Trees booklet are tips on how to a high school credential. It was use shade trees and windbreaks at this point that Jonwain began to save on energy costs, attract to wonder what h6 was going to education. He believes that songbirds, create a living snow do with his life. through teaching he could offer ('a tlewood High School seniors, faculty and REACH Program participants fence, and to learn how to plant Jonwain says he had some ' 1 di the right tree in the right place, friends who offered him good Ct IS REACH sponsors instructiona nner In a d,tion, boo ,ot a,so advice One to, on- An i,~-,u hea t Culinary and The musician features 20 exiles--in their own land. dropped by the class to help ![ospitality College of Bristol, musicians, dancers, drummersAdmission is $12 for adults, him with math. Jon feels that Virginia. Participating were and singers from four principal $8 for seniors and $5 for stu- ...... Chef Josh Barker, Chef Alexcultures--Aboriginal, Black, dents. For advance ticket infor- - ! ~ -, ker~ Chef Lorren Montgome- Celtic and Acadian--for a heart- mation, visit the Pro-Art website r~ Chef Wesley Black, Chef pumping fusion of music, dance, at or call 276-376-4520. the Whitnors were the best teachers he ever had. After rea!izing the value of education, Jonwain decided that he should make the mo. out of this second chance, nwain states that he has alwaa_ had a fascination with history and has been inspired by his GED instructors to pursue a career in others the opportunity that he has been given to learn and succeed. Until he begins college in January, Jonwain is seeking employment in the Dickenson hevrolet Equinox 2.4L 4 cyl. engine, DOHC SIDI 6 speed automatic transmission, stabilitrac stability control, great all round air bag protection, remote start, 1 year On Star Bluetooth for phone, tilt, telescoping steering wheel and much more 0% APR on all Suburbans and Tahoes 60 day guaranteed buy back 0% APR on all trucks for 60 months See salesman for details "i" Cathy Mays Joe Salyer Scott Fields Jason Musick Jerry McClure Nina Fields Tim Tickles Robert Boiling JIB Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762.2311 Visit us at www.morganmcclure,com (Castlewood) AIF~S itAS CREAIED 14 MILLtON ORPHANS WORLDWIDE. TO HELP, CALL 866-AIDS-FUND ~UNITED~ NATIONS, WeAre Professional Grade Amedcan Revolution Ddving Excitement OR (;0 [0 APAIHYISLETHAt,ORG, AIDS IS PREVENTABLE. APATHY IS LETHAL. ~.v/-FOUNDATION I < ! :i