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Page 8 CLINCH.VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, December 3. 2009 Adult Education Connection by Karen Gent Southwest Regional Adult Education, in partnership with Southwest Virginia Community College, began a new PlugGED In class on November 2, 2009. There are 21 participants in the program this year. The program will run through May 28, 2010. WIN-DOw DECORATING CONTEST...The Town of St. Paul, as part of its outdoor Christmas Bazaar and celebration on Saturday, November 21, sponsored a window decorating contest for businesses. Prizes were awarded to TruPoint Bank, top picture, first place; Big M Store, second picture, second place; and Hamilton Pharmacy, third place. i i i - i i i i T Motorists: Stop for any school bus loading or unloading children! lhay tmem of the birth control pill yu=,Yeamin or Ocella* have I suffered blood clota in the lungs, lop and other area& u well asI strekee, heart attaeha, gall bladder pmblanm and even death. 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And our cutting-edge research offers hope for a future without these disabling disorders. 1-800-572'1717 Muscular Dystrophy Association State Senator Phillip Puckett delivers keynote address. ~, A free, six-month educa- tional training program, the PlugGED In curriculum offers technology training and Microsoft certification courses in Digital Literacy, Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, and Outlook 2007. Participants also prepare to take the Official GED Tests (if needed) and the WorkKeys Assessment to eam a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). Webpage design and professional soft skills that are essential for the 21st century workplace are also incorporated into the curriculum. All classes will be held at the Southwest Virginia Technology Develop- ment Center in Lebanon. Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. A Christmas and spring break are scheduled. An official kickoff event was held at the Southwest Virginia Technology Develop- ment Center on November 17. at 6:00 pm, several,graduatesof Left to right: IT instructor Alan Heifner, Dr. Barbara the 2009 pilot program visited the class and had a round table discussion with the new PlugGED In cohort. At 7:00 pro, a program was presented and followed by a reception. Linda Allen, Southwest Regional Adult Education pro- gram manager and represent- ative of the Virginia Department of Education, welcomed guests and introduced special ~!aest speaker Dayton Musick a PlugGED In 2009 graduate. Allen also introduced the PlugGED In staff, which included: Scott Allen, Assistant Program Manager, Karen Gent, GED/CRC Instructor, Jeanette Puckett, Professional Sot~ Skills Instructor, Nick Belcher, IT Instructor, Allen Heifner, IT Instructor, Brian Sikes, IT Instructor, Ron Sparks, IT Instructor. Several PlugGED In partners attended this special event. Dr. Barbara Fuller, representing Southwest Virginia Community College, and ~lick Belcher, IT instructor Fuller. Darrell Blankenship, Director of Area One Workforce In- vestment Board, addres, d the audience and the new P~ GED In class. Adam Talbert spoke on behalf of UVa-Wise and Southwest Virginia Technology Development Center. An addit- ional partner is the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. State Senator Phillip Pucker gave the keynote address. Scott Allen then presented the pro- gram theme. As a conclusion to the program, Amber Durham, Brenda Helbert and Adam Ferrell, three Of the new PlugGED In participants, ad- dressed the audience. Those attending the event included local government officials, area education and business leaders, and guests of the PlugGED In participants. For more information about free GED preparation classes in your area, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 889-5424, or call toll-free at 1- 866-581-9935. Something new for checkout at J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library has something new for Juvenile and Children checkout: Bag-O-Books. Bag-O-Books is a backpack containing 10 library items: books, CDs, or books w-ith cassettes. The backpack also includes activity sheets ba~ed on the theme of the books along with information about the library. Each backpack will contain items concentrating on a com- mon theme, such as dinosaurs, colors, or farm animals. The theme will change approx- imately every two months. The bag and the items listed on the library receipt are the only items that need to be returned to the library, the activity sheets etc are yours to keep and share. We encourage parents and children alike to come by and "Checkout" our Bag-O-Books. For more information please contact the library at 276-762- 9702. 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