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r Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TINGES St. Paul, Va. Hoops Opens 'Eastside hopeful in 2013-14 girls, boys basketball seasons Lady Spartans Eastside's Lady Spartans return 6 players from last .years squad which fmished 14-9. Erin Stanley, Madison ;Powers, Lindsay Dean, and Shaughnessy Bright are all returning starters. Joined by Deja Stallard and Keely Atwood will provide a good core group. "We should be very competitive this season," said Lady Spartans coach ' Jeff Adkins. "We know we have a tough schedule which 'will help make us a stronger team late in the season." -Coach Adkins added, "We will go as far as our seniors take us. We are in a tough district, its going to be an excit- ing season." Spartans Last season Patrick Damron's Eastside Spartans fm- ,ished the regular season with a record of 11 -13, but closed strong with a win in the Cumberland district tour- :nament and a trip to the division 1 region D playoffs. This season the Spartans return region D honorable mention guard Ryan Milgrim along with seniors Austin Buchanan and Ben Yates. Juniors Matt Green and Wes Yeary round i out a probable starting group. Coach Damron will look to newcomers Tim Counts, Derrick Cusano , and Justin 'Banks for early season support. Coach Darnron feels that ,the team will be able to go nine to ten deep. "We feel we , will build on last season's success and have an immediate .impact in this years Cumberland conference." 8th Annual Happy Valley Christmas Tournament The 8th Annual Happy Valley Christmas Basketball 'Tourna-ment will be held December 26 through December 31 at Johnson City/Elizabethton. $100 entry fee with a 3 game guarantee. Divisions: 16U, 13U, 10U, :7U. Entry deadline is December 20. : For more information on this event or to enter call Tommy 423-773-5986 or Justin 423-307-2906. Boys basketball tourney at +County Christian School A boysf youth basketball tournament has been set for December 26 through December 30 at the Wise County Christian School. ,=== = Brackets will include ages 14 & under and 12 & under. Entry fee is $125. For more information call 276-679-2200 or 276-492- 0136. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 PIVA Pharmacy Tech begins Adult learners, unlike chil-dren in public school systems, have no laws requiring them to attend school. Instead, they seek out opportunities to learn because of their own inter- nal motivation to achieve their goals. However, adults may sometimes have trouble defining their per- sonal or educational goals. When needing help with this task, they may look to their local adult education program for assistance. When adult learners enroll in a program, they usually remain there because they see the possi- bility of achieving their goals. Because of its impor- tance to learner achieve- ment and retention, goal setting is an important aspect of adult education programs. Goal setting is an inter- active process that involves learners in identifying and recording their goals. Goals should always be attainable and measurable. A timeline for achieving goals should be based on an instructional plan and pertinent learning activities. Goals should also undergo periodic review and revision. Adult education staff can help assess how pre- pared learn-ers are to achieve their goals, what is involved in preparing to reach those goals, and how long it might take to com- plete the process. In his def- inition of self-directed learning, Malcolm Knowles, who is consid- ered the father of adult learning, describes a process iin which individu- als take theinitiative, with or without the help of oth- ers, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, identifying hu -man and material resources for learning, choosing and implementing appropriate learning strate- gies and: evaluating learn- ing outcomes. His descrip- tion emphasizes goal set- ting as a means to achieve- ment. Learners benefit from goal setting in several ways. They begin by taking ownership in their own learning and setting realis- tic expectations. They can develop an understanding of short-term and long-term goals. Individuals will be motivated by a clear learn- ing plan and will develop higher self esteem as they work toward achieving those goals. Leamers will share in a collaborative approach to their learning as they are involved in the process of monitoring and evaluating their own progress. Do you need help setting some meaningful educa- tional goals? Contact southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581-9935. Enroll in a GED AE preparation class now, and set a goal to complete your GED AE testing. Setting and achieving goals can put you on the right track for a better future. GED AE is a regis- tered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. Russell Unit's Extension News Provided by the Russell County Extension Office Contact: Bill Worrell 889-: 8056. December 14: BCIA Bull Sale at Culpeper, www.bcia.apsc.vt.edu. December 16: Russell County Cattlemen's Association Meeting, Russell Co. Conference Center 6:30 pm December 17: Private Pesticide Applicators Recertification Course Extension Office Conference Room 6:30 pm December 18: Private Pesticide Applicators Recertification Course Extension Office Conference Room 9:30 am December 19: Virginia Sharp Logger Program. Contact: Bill Worrell 889- 8056. If you need information about any of the listed events, please call the Extension Office at (276) 889-8056. Scott Jessee fi Agriculture Virginia Quality Assured (VQA) Calf Your Russell County Unit of the Virginia Tech and Virginia State Extension Division, Cornelia Estep, Scott Jessee, Donna Meade and Bill Worrell presents this week's Extension News. Our office is located on 131 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA. Check out our Virginia Tech Public Website Address: http://www.ext.vt.edu/. Extension Calendar of Events: December 5: Last day to wean calves for January 13th VQA Feeder Sale. December 5: Virginia Sharp Logger Program Contact: Bill Worrell 889- 8056. December 7: SW Virginia's iFinest Angus Salet Washington County Fairgrounds 12 noon December 12: Virginia Sharp Logger Program. Holiday behavior must change dent of St. Joseph Institute for Ad- have lots of food, as a full stomach slows the rate of alcohol absorption. 5. Announce "last call" early. Stop serving alcohol an hour or two before your guests leave. Don't let the effect of the last drink hit them as they are driving. 6. Don't blame only alcohol. Drugs can impact drive ability as much as alcohol. Marijuana, pre- scription meds, opiates and street drugs all have a devastating impact on driving skills. 7. Report dangerous driving. We all need to take responsibility for keeping our roads safe. If you see a driver who appears impaired, keep a safe distance, and call 911. "For decades we have given lip service to the need to drive more responsibly, but our behavior has not reflected a significant improvement. Let's begin real change, and let it begin with us," added Campbell. St. Joseph Institute for Addiction is a leading drug and alcohol treat- ment center located near State College, Pa. 700,000 Injuries and a Death Every 30 Minutes As the holiday season arrives, there are some important concerns that must not be ignored. When friends and family gather to celebrate and spend time together, alcohol and other mood-altering substances are often found in abundance. Too often the combination leads to tragic con- clusions. The numbers are both sobering and frightening. It's calculated that each year Americans get behind the .'wheel of their cars, impaired by drugs .'or alcohol, more than 156 million .'times. They cause more than 700,000 :injuries and a death every 30 minutes. "It's time for us to start reversing this :epidemic of irresponsible behavior. "When yo u treat people with 7addiction you hear hundreds of 'sto- Nes each year about accidents and near-misses when people are driving under the influence of drugs and alco- hol," stated Michael Campbell, presi- diction. "Equally troubling are the countless times you hear that family and friends knew that someone was putting lives at risk and did nothing to stop them. By their inaction, they can become accomplices to injury and death." We all need to take action. These are some of the steps that we all need to practice. '+ 1. Appoint a designated driver. Before you go out, decide who will be the driver. That person must prom- ise to abstain or use moderation, stay- ing below the legal limit and assum- ing responsibility for a safe ride. 2. Have a backup plan. If the des- ignated driver slips, have an alterna- tive plan that ensures you are never in a car with an unsafe driver. 3. Hide the keys. If someone has been drinking or using, keep them off the road. It's better to have an angry friend than a dead one. 4. Offer alternatives. If you are the host, have appealing alternatives to drinking alcohol. And remember to Summary (Part II) On Monday, November 18th the participants in the VQA Feeder Calf Sale delivered their animals to Tri-State market. All ani- mals in the sale were weaned 45 days, vaccinat- ed and feed and water trough broken. 1,652 ani- mals wee weighed and penned into their respec- tive groups according to weight, size and color. Twenty-two tractor trailers were loaded along with two smaller lots. Special thanks to everyone at Tri- State Market for their hard work in getting this com- pleted. Listed below are some interesting statistics from the sale. Prices from the VQA Sale were directly compared to the Virginia Department of Agriculture's Graded Sales Report for the week of November 7-13, 2013. Prices fro Medium and Large Frame #1's were used from the VDACS report. Sale Statistics: Value of all animals sold $1,654,368. VQA Added Value $143,558. % Increase as result of VQA Program 9.50%. Average Added Value per head $86.90 Average Value of VQA Steer $1,100.00 Average Value of VQA Heifer $940. January VQA Feeder Sale The next VQA Sale will be held on January 13th on the Virginia Cattlemen's Tel-O-Auction. To be sale eligible, calves must be: Weaned by Thursday, December 5 Last day to vaccinate is Monday, January 6 Take-up (weather per- mitting) is scheduled for Monday, January 20 at Tri- State Market. For more information about the sale or to consign animals, please contact the Extension Office at 889- 8056. Jesus is the only thing that stands between Heaven 'and Hell? Do you know him? Loretta Duty C las ifieds ! C lass ifieds! e|i+:eb Vallej Chapter No. t 52 aufem ar Come shop '#[I you drop Second Ao[ua "2.  : Saturday, December 14, 2{)13 10 arn 4 pm &f54& st fltversde Drive, St. Paul, VA Br,Tg a frie3d + ".we have + + your o iday ,ed5 right here!!I