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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, November 21, 2013 i , THANK YOU SO MUCH...Juanita Kelly and Doris Fletcher decorated .Fourth Avenue for the Christmas holidays. These hard working and dedicated ladies help make our town more beautiful. IS111 [ Window fronts on Fourth Avenue Virginia ABC stores to participate in Black Friday Sale Virginia ABC will join other kickoff to the holiday shopping retailers by offering extended season. hours and discounted prices on All stores will offer 10 Black Friday, the day after percent offany purchase totaling Thanksgiving and the traditional $50 or more (pretax) with lottery 16646 Russell St. (beside St. Paul Fire Dept.) OPEN SATURDAYS 10-t2 or anytime by appointment Contact Jerry Couch 762-9514 MARKET CORNER NEWS Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday, 10 am-2 pm The Farmers Market will be open on Saturday in conjunction with the . Christmas Bazaar.  Come by, check out a great selection of jams, jellies, baked goods, produce and craft items, etc. See you at the Market on Saturday! I IRS warns consumers of possible scams relating to relief of typhoon victims The Internal Revenue Ser- vice issued a consumer alert about possible scares taking place in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan - known as Yolanda in the Philippines - made landtall in the central Philippines, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that have resulted in flooding, landslides, and widespread damage. Following major disasters, it is common for scare artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social media, email or in-person Shop St. Paul Saturday November 30 solicitations. The IRS cautions people wishing to make disaster-related charitable donations to avoid scare artists by following these tips: To help disaster victims, donate to recognized charities. Be wary of charities with names that are similar to familiar or nationally known organizations. Some phony charities use names or web- sites that sound or look like those of respected, legitimate organizations. The IRS web- site at has a search feature, Exempt Orga&apos;niza- tions Select Check, through which people may find legi- timate, qualified charities: donations to these charities may be tax-deductible. Legi- timate charities may also be found on the Federal Emer- gency Management Agency (FEMA) website at Don't give out personal financial information - such as Social Security numbers Or credit card and bank account numbers and passwords - to anyone who solicits a contribution from you. Scare artists may use this information to steal your identity and money. Don't give or send cash. For security and tax record purposes, contribute by check or credit card or another way that provides documentation of the gift. If you plan to make a contribution for which you would like to claim a deduction, see IRS Pub- lication 526, Charitable Contributions, to read about the kinds of organizations that can receive deductible contributions. Honaker Library hourS increase The Russell County Public Library Board of Trustees voted at their October 15, 2013, meeting to increase the hours of the Honaker Community Library. The hours have been reinstated after the Russell County Super- visors voted to appropriate additional funding. The new hours, effective November 1, 2013, are listed below. Saturday, Closed Sunday, 2-5 pm Monday 12-7 pm Tuesday 12-5:30 pm Wednesday 12-5:30 pm Thursday, Closed ' Friday 2-5:30 pm and gift cards excluded. The dis- count applies to regular sales and does not apply to licensee pur- chases. "This is a unique opportunity for our retail customers to pur- chase quality items at reduced prices," ABC Chairman J. Neal Insley said. "For individuals interested in trading up to more premium brands for themselves or as gifts, the discount will help offset the higher cost." No product will be excluded from the 10 percent discount. Shoppers spending the minimum $50 will receive the discount on everything from miniatures, which make great stocking stuff- ers, to top-shelf specialty items. During the holiday season, ABC stocks gift sets from a variety of vendors that offer shoppers additional gifting opportunities. "ABC encourages Virginians to drink responsibly.. As the hotiday season approaches, we should be especially mindful of thi," lnsley said. Store hours will vary across the state with many opening early. Shoppers are encouraged to check with their local store for Black Friday hours. CHS Boosters meeting The Castlewood Athletic Boosters meet the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the CHS office. All Castlewood fans who are interested in promoting the interests of the school's athletic teams are urged to attend. Adult Education Connection by Karen Gent 0 Every employer is looking for a specific ,et of skills fi'om job-seekers that match the skills necessary Io perform a parti- cular joo. However, beyond these job-spc<ific technical skills, certain skills are sought after by nearly all employers. Numerous studies have ident- ified these critical employabil- ity skills, Milch are referred to as "'soft skills." In today's competitive job market, it is important for individuals to understand the skills and characteristics that can help a person land a job. The values, personality traits, and personal characteristics that a person possesses can make he/she stand out when applying tbr a job. Here is a list of the top ten personal values that employers are looking for in applicants according to Quintessential Car- eers (see 1. Honesty/Integrity/Mor- ality: Employers probably respect personal integrity more than any other value in today's workplace. 2. Adaptability/Flexibility: This trait deals with openness to new ideas and concepts, to working independently or as part of a team, and to carrying out multiple tasks or projects. 3. Dedication/Hard-Work- ing/Work Ethic: Employers want to hire job-seekers who love what they do and who will keep at it until they solve a problem or get the job done. 4. Dependability/Reliab- ility/Responsibility: There's no question that all employers desire employees who will arrive to work every day, on time, and ready to work, and who will take responsibility for their actions. 5. Loyalty: Employers want employees who will have a strong devotion to the company. 6. Positive Attitude/Motiva- tionEnergy'Passion: The job- seekers who ,,et hired and the employees who get promoted are the ones with drive and passion. 7. Professionalism: This trait deals with acting in a responsible and fair manner in both personal and work activities and is seen as a sign of maturity and confidence. 8. Self-confidence: Employ- ers want a confident/hard-work- ing employee who is committed to achieving excellence. '9. Self motivation: Valuable to employers is an employee's ability to work independently with little or no supervision. 10. Willingness to Learn: Jobs are constantly changing and evolving, so it is critical that an employee, regardless of age or experience, shows an openness to grow and learn new skills. Personal values are critical tools and traits that are needed to succeed in the workplace, and they are all elements that can be learned, cultivated, developed, and maintained over a lifetime. The good news is that most job-seekers possess these skills to some extent. The better news is that job-seekers with weaknesses in these areas can improve their skills through training, professional develop- ment, or mentorship from someone who understands these skills. For more information about developing career-readiness or earning a GED certificate, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581- 9935. GED is a reg!stered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. Free Classes Regional Adult & Free Testingl Education Oxbow Center- St. Paul Monday & Wednesday, 9-12 noon Glenna McReynolds and Joan Austin, Instructors Vandiver Center- Coeburn Monday & Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 pm Glenna McReynolds, Instructor Call Amy to register at 877 722 3243 Testing details also at A free service of Wise County Public Schools GED  is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. 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