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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, December 18. 2008 RECEIVING FLAG...Dante citizens receiving the flag were (left to right) Bobble Gullett, Beulah Worley, Gaynell Cook, Judy Breeding, Aubrey Huppman, Kenneth Gullett and Dean Fletcher who took the Picture. Dante museum receives Woodman of the World flag On Friday December 12, the Dante Goal and Railroadto the museum. It is open Judy Breeding with the Wood-Museum. They would like to Monday through Friday from 10 man of the World Organization express their thanks to Mrs. am until 4 pm and the second of Lebanon presented a flag to Breeding for presenting the flag and fourth Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Ms. Carla's 3rd graders to Santa Claus Ms. Carla's third grade stu- dents at Castlewood Elementary School wrote letters to Santa Claus as a class project, and have shared them with us to share with our readers. These letters are reproduced just as they were written, spelling and all! (Parentheses around a word or parentheses around a question mark indicate that we weren't quite sure about the word in the letter.) Dear Santa Clause, 1 have been a good girl this year. For Christmas I want a new Hannah Montana doll house (the big one) and a new Care Bear (the one with the rainbow-colored flower). And new stuffed animals and everything that's girly. Love, Jennifer. Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. ! want my family to have the best Christmas ever and a wii playstation 2, playstation 1, guitar hero, aero smith, Hannah Montana guitar hero, ipod (nanno) and that's all. Love, Gabby Perrigan Dear Santa Claus I have been very good this year. What I want for X-Mas is a laptop. Everybody to have a home. A wii. Playstation game. Everybody to have lots of joy on X-Mas like me. What I want most is a dad. From: Jamie Kiser Dear santa I have been a good girl this year I want an Ipod, an a new girl (crush) thing and I want Hannah Montana guitar hearo. Love Amy Taylor Dear Santa I wish I had a Xbox 360 and a wii game and a dirt bike and a buk bed and my drivers lisans and trachter a truck and (iwhsou) of school. From AJ dear santa I want for christmas: guitar hero on tour and guitar and I have been a good girl. Genna Dean Dear santa I wont a (?) hunts 2 outdoor adventure Love Blak Hill Dear Santa I have been very good and for Christmas I want a dryerase board and high schools-musecol wii game and a babe mustag car and high schools musecl(?) sing book. Love, Trista Lambert Dear Santa I have be very good all year. For Crismas I won't (?) log shot And an army game for an xbox 360. And an new army suit. And an spiderman 3 game for an DS. A new Ashun reyplay for Crismas. Alex Deleon P.S. I still bleav in you Dear Santa I have been very, very, very, very, very, very good. I want a wii psp and game boy and rock band and rock band 2 and a big chocolate bar. Love, Isacc phillips Dear santa I have been good all year. for christmas I would like a ipod and a mp3 player and a horse that is black and a gerble and a hamster and some red high hiles and a purse and e electric guitar and a set of drums Love Haley Gray Dear Santa I have been good this year for christmas. I would like vou to leave me presents and take my brother for christmas. I would like a cellphone, DS games, MP3 player, I-Pod (nano), LPS (dig edle planer), guatir hero 2, slushy maker and that is all. Love Madison Two Brands. Endless Options. utChwa ID y Dear Santa I have been good I would want games, toys, shoes, puzzle and Hannah Montana guitar. I hve been a good girl. Love Candace Dear Santa I want a MP3 player. Jarred Dear Santa I have been good all year I am 8 years for christmas I want a new game for the xbox 3609 .and I want a playstation 3 for christmas to and I also want my family to have the best Christmas every Love, Noah Maxfield Dear Santa I want a new MP3 player and playstation 2 game. Love, Gray CES announces honor roll Kim Hooker, principal of Castlewood Elementary Sch- ool, has announced the names of students whose work has earned them placement on the honor roll for the second six weeks of the school year. GRADE 3: All A's---Olivia Jessee, Jacob Baker, Lauren McCoy, Jennifer Bums, Gabby Perrigan, Isaac Phillips, Austin Swiney. A&B's--Gracie Hicks, Mikayla Johnson, Morgan Kennedy, Kayla Layne, Ethan Helton, Brooke Home, Trinity Marshall, Jordan Peters, Terri Townes, Alex Deleon, Grayson Hamilton, Madison Lewis, Tyler Salyer, Amy Taylor, Colyn Wampler, Faith Woods. GRADE 4: All A's-- Allison Skeens, Peyton Jessee, Savannah Roberson. A&B's-- Danielle Ball, Isabella Barton, Darla Mullins, Lauren Phillips, Patrick Turner, Morgan Wallace, Joshua Wood, Tanner Boyd, Kelly Cromer, Bethany Gibson, Shelby Grizzle, Lexi Monk, Trey Phillips, Tyler Snipes, Autumn Hall, Emily Harrington. GRADE 5: All A's-- Shiann Couch, Trevor Gilbert, Mikayla McMillian. A&B's Samantha Couch, Miranda Hall, Alanna Kiser, Rachel White, Emily Baker, Brianna Beavers, Chyna Carico, Jasmine Howard, Mandi Hylton, Adam Puckett, Betty Skeens, " Jeremiah Statzer, Victoria Jackson, Victoria Long, Noah Young. GRADE 6: All A's--Tomi Amburgey, Johnny Clark, Bridgette McCarty, Chelsea Phillips, Kacie Jessee. A&B's--John Thompson, Chandra Chafin, Lucas Hale, Olivia Salyer, Sami Salyer, Sara Hamilton, Scotty Million, Victoria Lane, Alexandra Vance. GRADE 7: All A's--None. A&B's Amber Bates, Susie Green, Tori Mays, Caitlin Phillips, Simon Rasnick, Corey Beavers, Summer Cook, Dakota Hayes, Walker Long, Morgan Mullins, Korey Purtee, Haley Crabtree, Olivia Cook, Makayla Hale. NOTICE: Stop for any school bus loading or unloading children! IT'S THE LAW! Adult Ed by Karen Gent Twenty-four year old Samuel Wright of Bluefield, Virginia is proud to say that he owns his own home where he and his mother reside. This accomplishment did not come without a price. When Samuel was seventeen, he had to make a choice of whether to drop out of high school and go to work or stay in school and end up living on the streets. Samuel recalls that he didn't have the support that most people his age had, and he didn't have the op- portunity to get it. Due to health problems incurred by his mother, Samuel decided to quit high school in order to provide for his family, which included buying a home at age eighteen. He comments that he worked in fast food restaurants and eventually got a part-time job at Pemco Corpor- ation in Bluefield. In order for Samuel to obtain a full-time position at Pemco, he had to have a high school level credential. This requirement inspired Samuel to pursue earning a GED certifi- cate so that he could better his employment opportunities with the company. In July 2008, Samuel began attending an adult education class taught by Vince Brown at Graham High School. Samuel says he would go directly from work to the class. He remem- bers that in the class, he re- ceived one-on-one instruction, which was very helpful in preparing him for the GED Tests. He would take the Official GED Practice Tests, and then his instructor would sit down with him and review each test. Samuel says that this teaching method produced positive results for him. After passing four of the five subject tests, Samuel found writing to be the most chal- lenging content to master. He says that his teacher, Vince Brown, provided him with step- by-step writing instruction which included learning how to brainstorm a topic, write para- graphs, and use proper grammar and punctuation. Samuel saw continual improvement in his practice test scores, and on October 27, he passed the writing test with an outstanding score, thus earning his GED certificate. With his GED certificate in hand, Samuel moved into a full- time position at Pemco and now enjoys a number of benefits which include health insurance, vacation time, paid holidays, and a 401K plan. Samuel is happy to say that his home will be completely paid for in just one more year. Having a GED has not only given Samuel the opportunity, to have a better job, but it has enabled him to feel more con- fident about himself as an in- dividual. He expresses, "I now feel that I am smarter than what I gave myself credit for." Samuel believes that South- west Regional Adult Education is helping a lot of people in this region. He says, "It proves that our tax money is being used for something good that provides the opportunity for everyone, rich or poor, to get an educa- tion." To register for a flee GED preparation class, contact Sou- thwest Regional Adult Educa- tion at 889-5424, or call toll- free at 1-866-581-9935. Classes are offered free of charge and at convenient times and locations throughout the region. Clinch Mountain Basketball Tournament is February 4-8 The Clinch Mountain Classic Basketball Tournament will be held in Honaker February 4 through 8. The tournament is for boys and girls, and age divisions are fourth and fifth grades, sixth and seventh grades, and eighth and ninth grades. The boys will play at From all of us to our Customers and Friends cry rgains We have ::, , Tim Boyd ~:, Tim Tickles Jerry McClure Robert Boiling Castlewood, Virginia 276-762-2311 1-800-834-3325 WeAre ProfessionaIGrade Cmaysl@morganmcclure.com Morgan-McClureauto.com Honaker High School, and the girls at Honaker Elementary. The entry fee is $100. Checks should be made payable to Honaker High School. To enter, contact Doug Hubbard at 276-880-9897 (home), 276-202- 2552 (cell), or 276-873-6363 (work), or e-mail him at dhubbardfb@yahoo.com. you!!! Scott Fields ~ Nina Fields Driving Excitement American Revolution L