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Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, December 18, 2014 How to apply math skills One subject that is always part of the curricu: lum in our PluggedlnVA programs is mathematics. An important goal is that each student is able to improve hisher math skills while in the program. Although math is usually not a favorite subject of most students, it is an area in which most students need to improve their skills. Many times students do not see the need to learn math skills, but through a contextualized curriculum, students learn how to apply mathematical skills in a particular field of study. Roxie Hamilton, a partici- pant in PluggedInVA Crime Scene Technician, wrote about a math lesson that she really enjoyed. Chocolate Math By Roxie Hamilton K  :: math. In fact, it freaks me out. It was never my best or favorite subject. I would totally freeze up when it came time for a test. My mind would go completely blank. I was studying for a math test when a text from my daughter, Whitney, made me laugh. It was a picture of a bug-eyed cat who was totally drenched, and the text read, "How I see math word problems: If you have four pencils and seven apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof?. Purple because aliens don't' wear hats." Yeah, I can relate to that. One Thursday night in particular, I noticed our math teacher, Karen Gent, had started handing out Hershey bars to help us with our math. "Don't eat it," she instructed, "just yet anyway." The smell of chocolate was overwhelm- ing. I wanted to take a bite so badly, but I did as I was told as I waited to see what chocolate had to do with the math we were about to do. Her directions were to Open our Hershey bar and We have math on Thursday nights as part of our learning experience in PluggedInVA, so we try to brush up on our math skills. I, for one, have never been a big fan of place it on a paper towel without breaking it. Next, we were to count and record the number of sec- tions of chocolate. I could- n't believe it! She was actually using chocolate to help us with our fraction problems. What an ingen- ious way to get us excited about math! At the end of our worksheet, Mrs. Gent said, "Enjoy your snack!" Now, I don't have to tell my teacher that my dog ate my homework because I literally ate itl I must hon- estly say that I truly enjoyed "chocolate math." I wonder if we could use pizza for geometry? RoMe completed the crime scene technician program on December 12th and earned a career studies certificate from Southwest Virginia Community College, a Career Readiness Certificate, and certifica- tions in Jail Management System and Records Management System. For information about future PluggedlnVA programs, contract Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581-9935. Frontier Post Adoption treat bags presented to DSS workers L-R, front: Susan Light, Cindy Snodgrass, and Rachel Townsend. back: Shawn Bush, Paul Adams, Steve Nicke, Jon Holmes, Jeannie Mullins, Jessica Keith, Justin Venable and Jaylan McPherson. Frontier Health's VAL- UES Therapeutic Foster Care program and Post Adoption children took the opportunity to "give thanks" to those who help them each day. The foster and adopted children creat- ed gift bags with personal messages that were-distrib- uted during the week of Thanksgiving for all Department of Social Services workers in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. During the previous week, more than 187 gift bags were made by com- munity foster and adopted children. Each bag includ- ed a thank you note that read, "Thank you so much for all that you do; we wouldn't be who we are if it wasn't for you!" This opportunity is another of many outreach efforts by area foster and adopted children to impact their communities. "It's a chance for the children to give back to the workers who have helped them as they navigate through fos- ter care and adoption," said Ken Taylor, Division Director of Frontier Health Virginia Child and Family Services. "By giving back to those who helped them along the way, the children learn to shift their self- image from being a victim of circumstances to being a self-reliant and responsible member of our community. We are always trying to help youth set and achieve meaningful goals so they can experience being a suc- Cooking with Mildrxd Recipes by Mildred Helbert DEVILED EGGS 6 hard boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 teas. French onion dip 1 teas. evaporated milk 1/2 teas. mustard, pre- pared Slice eggs in half, remove yolks and set whites aside. In a small bowl, mash yolks. Add mayonnaise, onion dip, milk and mustard; mix well. Stuff into egg whites. Sprinkle paprika on top if desired. TOMATOSOUP CAKE 2 cans tomato soup 3 eggs 12 (14.5 oz.) boxes gins gerbread mix 1 cup raisins 1 cup walnuts Combine soup and eggs, whip until blended. Add gingerbread mix. Mix until blended. Beat 2 minutes. Fold in raisins and nuts. Bake 325 degrees for 1 hour 10 minutes in a bundt cake pan. Icing: 1 stick butter 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup milk Mix butter, sugar and milk together. Boil 3 min- utes and pour over cake. BUTTERSCOTCH BARS 2 (6 oz.) pkgs. butter- scotch morsels 1/2 cup peanut butter 6 cups corn flakes In a saucepan, cook and stir butterscotch morsels and peanut butter until mixture melts. Remove from heat and stir in corn flakes. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto a sheet of wax paper and let set. i These are also good to add 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring. CHICKEN POTATO BAKE 3 lb. chicken 1 lb. red potatoes, chun- ked 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Place chicken in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Arrange potatoes around chicken. Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20-30 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender and chicken juices run clear. cessful individual.", If you would like to become a foster parent or would like more informa- tion, call Jon Holmes or Jessica Keith at 276-431- 4370. Frontier Health's Post Adoption Services Program provides Services in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the city of Norton and is funded in partnership with Planning District One Behavioral Health Services. Frontier Health is the region's leading provider of behavioral health, men- tal health, substance abuse, co-occurring, intellectual and developmental disabil-. ities, recovery and voca- tional rehabilitation servic- es, and has been providing serviees since 1957. For more information about Frontier Health, visit or call 276-523-8300. Topics of Truth Compliments Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 Well, this life for me has certainly not always been a flower bed of roses. I have seen the storm clouds hang just about as low as you could ever expect to see. I remember when I was a child, I had to get up each morning at 4 o'clock, build a fire in the cook stove, go to the barn, feed the horses, come back, milk the cow, feed the chickens and slop the hogs. And by that time, Mom would have breakfast ready and then Dad and I would go to the field and worked on whatever it was to be done that day on the farm, by the time it got light enough to see. We would stay there until the shadows of evening and darkness would begin to fall, then we would come back to the house. And again, I would start over my same routine. I would eat just about anything Mom had for supper and had no complaints. However, I didn't like salad pea s for some reason. I know not why. One night, Dad and I had come from the fields. I ungeared the horses, took them to water, put them in the barn, milked the cow, slopped the hog and by that time CVT Deadlines: Editorial copy 3 pm Monday Advertising 12 noon Monday Ph 762-7671 emaih tleos Cinema City amnm Thoi#- Movie Hotline For Showtimes e - 276-679-4252 Check Showttmes Online " : , : CENTRAL : o DRIVE-IN : Bhack'vvooct VA - 276"679--.3751 ADULTS: . CHILOREN:  Eat your peas usually Mom had supper ready. But this particular night, she didn't have. Dad sat down in an old straight back chair out on the porch. I was so tired I just laid down behind the chair and soon went to sleep. After a while, Mom. c,a, lled from the kitchen, "Come on and eat. Supper's ready." And what she had for supper that night was salad peas, combread and maybe some mashed pota- toes. I guess I was just so tired I hadn't yet got woke up so I eat a couple of plates full of the salad peas and cornbread before going to bed. I didn't remember that but the next day Morn told me, "I thought you just didn't like salad peas so I just mashed you some potatoes and you didn't eat any of them. You ate two plates full of salad peas and a half of pan of bread." Well, guess what, from that day many, many years ago, I still love salad peas and cornbread. I found out that I had been missing out on something that I really liked and needed. But time has brought a new realiza- ISltoa) S'rmcr EVKN"m & Motet (276) 883-23SS A Parent's Christmas Surprise! Sunday, December 2t00t t:00 5:00 p.m. t6609 Broad Street, St. Paul GIVE YOUR CHILD AN OPPORTUNITY/TO SHOP FOR MOM, DAD, GRANDMA ANO GRANOPA! Tt,h'r'5 tGHT, A COMPLET JRPREE UNDER THE TREE AND A WAY TO MAKE YOUR CHILD LIGHT UP. YOU CHOOSE TttE BUI,--- AND THE IVF WILL I'ELF YOUR CHII.O WITH yH R, MO 6;W' aatE U}fOIR $S.00! 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