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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and I) kRMER'S ADVOCATE NEWS PAGE A7 " Wednesday, April 18, 2018 ASBURY CHURCH 2nd ANNUAL FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 Locust Hill Golf Course Charles Town Registration: 8AM Shotgun Start: 9AM $70 per player/S280 per foursome through April 30th $75 per player/S300 per foursome by May 31st $80 per player/S320 per foursome beginning June 1st Register online at: 4pillarchurch.org For more information or questions please contact: Charles Cranford at ccranford@4pillarchurch.org OR Cheryl Roberts at cdlroberts@4pillarchurch.org & g in Custom Sawing, Removal and Stump Grinding. Firewood Now Available for Delivery S&K Call Us Today! Kyle Friend 304-676 3486 Licensed & Insured Boat/RV/Cllmate Control We'll beat any Chades Town or Ranson storage facility by $5/m0! 165 Philip Avenue Charles Town, WV 304-724 7867 ww .Rockwe||M|niStocago. om MaryEIlenMahoney.com 304-724-0711 Direct Line MaryEIlen@MaryEIlenMah0ney.c0m "Making My Client's #1 Goal My #1 Goal" Long & Foster Realtors 91 Saratoga Drive Broker M. Margie Bartles ~ Charles Town, WV Learning FROM PAGE A1 few blocks away on Liberty Street in Charles Town. Prospective students - in- cluding adults looking for career guidance, to build job skills, to gain Microsoft Of- fice certification, pursue a high school diploma or learn English as a second language - as well as anyone interested in learning about volunteer opportunities at the ALC and curious community members can get a look at the new set- up next week. School officials will host an open house starting at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting just af- ter noon and a picnic recep- tion that's open to anyone. "We have this great new building and now it's a mat- ter of getting the word out that we're here and have a lot to offer," explains John Hol- mes, the coordinator for the Eastern Panhandle's Region- al Education Service Agency. Thanks to an elevator, the new location is accessible to anyone in a wheelchair or with mobility issues. The build- ing's layout is flexible so that if needs change, the space can be used differently, says Bridg- et Covell, a RESA trainer who helped coordinate last month's big move from the smaller set- up at 202 E. Liberty St. Right now, a welcome desk - staffed by reception- ist Emilia Ciuvica, a native of Romania who completed English courses at the Adult Learning Center - and a test- ing area take up much of the room on the first floor with a library, individual work sta- tions, classrooms, staff offic- es, a break room, a computer lab and more upstairs. Grant funding, both state and federal, provides much of the Adult Learning Center's budget and Jefferson County increased its grant requests to allow the move to a big- ger home, according to Mar-. ty Soltis, the longtime coor- dinator of adult programs for Jef- ferson County Schools. He said Jef- ferson County's growing popula- tion has prompt- ed the program to move a few times over the past three decades. "This is, I believe, our fourth building and every time we've moved up to a nicer space," he said. "This is a nice, profession- al atmosphere. You can see that students feel good about spending time here." The site offers parking from its Samuel Street en- trance and also works for pe- destrians and anyone who re- lies on public transportation - it's situated within walking distance for many in Ranson and Charles Town and also a stone's throw from the Third Avenue bus stop. Instructor Kate McEvoy says new center - with 3,500 square feet of space and more windows in a single shared office than at the entire Lib- erty Street building - makes the day more pleasant for ev- eryone. "Students seem to be ROBERTSNYDER John Holmes, Bridget Covell, Bryan Ortez and Marty Soltis talk about their excitement about Tuesday's open house at the Jefferson Adult Learning Center's new home at 401S. Fairfax Blvd. in Ranson. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiii iliiiiiiii!i!iii!i!i!i !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i i!!ii!!i!i!!!Uii!!!i ilili!i i!i!i!i!i!iliI iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ::::::::::: iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i!i!i!i!!!i!i!i!i!i!i! iiiiliiii!iiiiiii iill ::::.=:: iiiii!i iiiiiiiiiiiii! iiiiii iiii!iiiiiii able to get their work doneFairfaxBlvd mRansonfrom 1i aimito !i30 more easily-it's easier to fo- fiaore by galli 725 30I 1 or at cus now," she said. "I've even jeff r onaduI du ationiweebl noticed students seem more comfortable popping into my office now than where we Were before. It's just a more inviting place." Covell agrees. "We're ex- cited about the move because we're better able to serve the community now," she said. "We can't wait to let people know about our setup and all the offerings that are avail- able here." :,:::. :: RIGHT: Christan Roach, who is pursuing a career in heating and ventilation, says he's finding help at the Jefferson County Adult Learning Center. ROBERT SNYDER i Educational leadership we can count on. Now through April 30, start (or renew) your subscription to the bpirit and you'll get a reward - a delicious handcrafted pastry FREE! Call office manager Cara Young 304-725-2046, ext. 221 618 N. / 5 Aee) in ganson 304-930-1363 Scott Sudduth has always been a champion for our teachers and our students. As a dad with kids in Jefferson County Public Schools, Scott knows what our students and teachers need to be successful: Increase teacher pay Maintain good financial stewardship Boost graduation rates Be sure to visit our i i! !?i See three new exhibits for 2018 - t iii i i iii ~ii folk T-shirts and more! ii ii ii "Four African-American Artists from Jefferson County" "Do-Re,Mi: Musical Instruments from the Collection" "Click! Clack! Ding!: Typewriters from the Collection" 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays . - L ) 1 1 t t t