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Page 2 • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 • Radford News Journal CLUES ACROSS 1. __ fi (slang) 4. Anecdotes about a person 7. Central Standard Time 10. Beverage receptacle 11. Football’s Newton 12. Be in debt 13. Tattles 15. Musician __ Lo 16. Arrange again 19. A binary compound of carbon with a metal 21. Brazilian futbol great 23. Feared 24. Annoy 25. Unit of heredity 26. Small freshwater fish 27. Muscular weaknesses 30. Fined 34. One-time EU currency CROSSWORD PUZZLE 35. Egyptian unit of weight 36. Winged horse 41. Increments 45. Abnormal rattling sound 46. Middle Eastern country 47. A type of greeter 50. __ inning stretch 54. Reaches 55. More gray 56. Football term 57. Swiss river 59. Ninth day before the ides 60. Grow old 61. Don’t know when yet 62. College hoops tourna- ment 63. Japanese monetary unit 64. Medical device 65. Antidiuretic hormone CLUES DOWN 1. Put fear into 2. Partner to corned beef 3. Interiors 4. Agrees to a demand 5. No (Scottish) 6. __ Hess Corp. 7. Ornamental molding 8. Garment 9. Electric car company 13. Decimal digits in binary (abbr.) 14. Gibbon 17. Sun up in New York 18. __ the line 20. A vale 22. Old Irish alphabet 27. A type of band 28. A team’s best pitcher 29. Floor covering 31. A __ in the machine 32. Supplement with difficulty 33. Prosecutors 37. Place in order 38. Japanese lute 39. Mongolian city __ Bator 40. Perceived 41. A cloth for washing dishes 42. Chocolate cookie with white cream filling 43. Grassy plain 44. Barometer 47. Father 48. Of the ear 49. Thomas __, British dramatist l652-85 51. After eighth 52. Where golfers begin 53. Time units (abbr.) 58. Basics Name: _________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________ City: _____________________State: ___________Zip: ___________ Telephone: ______________________________________________ Check Enclosed _____ or call (304) 647-5724 to pay by credit card Mail to: Circulation Department, RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL, P.O. 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Lester Collection, Montgomery Museum of Art & History) Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread and Meals on Wheels still getting food to those in need With the support of a special $2,000 grant from United Way of the New River Valley and the generosity of indi- vidual donors, Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread continues to cook prepared meals for Meals on Wheels delivery, via a cadre of regular volunteer drivers on weekdays despite the restrictions and problems brought about by the coronavirus. Daily Bread is also purchasing non- perishable food items from Feeding Southwest Virginia to distribute to Radford and Fairlawn residents in need. These emergency meal boxes are being delivered by deputies from the Radford City Sheriff’s Department each Wednes- day in April, thus providing needy resi- dents with food for a week. Deputy Robert Thacker is coordi- nating pickup and delivery using a ve- hicle loaned for this purpose by Harvey Chevrolet. The idea is to provide the food direct- ly to homes or other client locations and thus avoid the recent process of having individuals come out of their homes to pick up daily meals at the Daily Bread kitchen. The delivery therefore meets the governor’s directive that individuals are to remain at home. In a unique arrangement, Radford- Fairlawn Daily Bread is working with Millstone Kitchen and HazelBea Cater- ing of Blacksburg to obtain hot meals for delivery to participating homes. Millstone Kitchen is donating the meals prepared by HazelBea Catering as an ad- dition to the emergency meal boxes Based on the initial grant and the continuing fundraising, every $10 equals one hot meal distributed by Daily Bread. HazelBea Catering prepares the meals featuring local ingredients and keeps its staff employed at a time when most food businesses are shutting their doors or lowering capacity. Daily Bread already has orders for 100+ meals to be delivered on today, April 8. Public donations not only help with prepared meals, but they also help Mill- stone Kitchen keep its shared-use facility doors open to local small food business owners, which provides them with as- sistance like free workshops and startup services during and after this period or crisis. Thus, this unusual co-op arrange- ment makes it possible to support a local small business and support hunger relief efforts in the New River Valley. Every donation of $10 thus not only feeds a neighbor in need in the New River Valley, but it supports a local small business and local farmers and keeps a community resource open to small busi- ness owners. Weekly delivery requests are made by calling 540-838-2210 or emailing director@radfordfairlawndailybread. org. our students. We tie these skills into what is relatable to our students; such as in- terviewing for a part-time job, attending a formal dance or meeting the par- ent of your date. We hope teaching these skills now will help make our stu- dents productive members of society.” The second program from Radford recognized is “S.E.N.I.O.R.S.: Se- niors Entering New In- structional Opportunities Requiring Skills.” “On Thursday, De- cember 19, Radford High School seniors had the op- portunity to be paired with an RCPS school teacher or administrator for the day,” said Robert Graham, Su- perintendent of RCPS. “This activity provided our seniors an opportunity to experience a different side of education, to see if edu- cation would be a field that they would be interested in exploring, to serve as a positive role model for our younger students, to en- courage younger students to commit to graduate, to build positive relation- ships with those outside of Radford High School and to participate in a WBL opportunity. “Pairing seniors and RCPS teachers and ad- ministrators occurred by a random selection,” Gra- ham said. “Once the pairs were selected, the central office informed seniors and employees who they will be paired with that day. Transportation and food were provided for all of our seniors who par- ticipated. We heard from both students, parents and community members how valuable this experience was for all and plan to have another similar event in the spring. “It is important to highlight choices that stu- dents have at all levels in school divisions, and the VSBA Showcases for Suc- cess directory illustrates that there are excellent programs and initiatives taking place in Virginia’s public schools,” said Pat- terson. A component of the weekly gathering is an email, also sent on Mon- days. It serves as a re- minder of the event, as well as a guide to help group members reflect and focus on the day. Most recently, the in- person gatherings have pivoted to more regular electronic communica- tions to ensure compli- ance with health guide- lines, while also ensuring the campus community stays supported during these uncertain and un- precedented times. On Monday, Mar. 23, the first day that Radford University students and faculty adjusted to an online course structure, Forrest sent the “Mind- fulness Mondays” list- serv of about 300 people an especially thoughtful email that received an abundance of positive feedback. A highlight of the let- ter was a poem by author Kitty O’Meara. “And the people stayed home. And read books and listened, and rested and exercised, and made art and played games, and learned new ways of being and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shad- ows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless and heartless ways the earth began to heal.” The response from participants affirms that, although the group is not able to meet in-person, they are still finding ways to stay connected and share a sense of support. “Thank you for all of this, Alan! The poems – and your thoughts on well-being – all so won- derful, so helpful, and made me smile! I will share these.” Department of Biology faculty mem- ber “I just wanted to send you a quick message to let you know how much I appreciate these emails… Your emails always re- mind me to take a quiet moment in the middle of this chaotic world. I frequently find gems in your emails that I share with clients and others.” Department of Coun- selor Education graduate “Thanks for this! I meditated this morn- ing, but just one hour into this new normal, I was already experiencing anxiety. This helped.” A friend and colleague Forrest said he has been humbled by the re- sponses. “This was about as much feedback as I’ve ever had,” he said. “I’ve received some very touching comments.” As #HighlandersRise above these challenging times, Forrest said, “It is very important to stay connected. When Presi- dent Hemphill arrived here in 2016, he talked a lot about our tight-knit campus. He often re- fers to it as the ‘Radford family.’ I really like that, because, especially right now, it’s all about com- munity, connection and a sense of belonging.” A self-proclaimed ani- mal lover and pet owner, Forrest also offered prac- tical advice for those who are studying, teaching and working from home with a furry friend. “Dogs and cats – they are our four-legged, in- home meditation teach- ers. They live in the pres- ent moment. They are non-judgmental, kind, compassionate and for- giving. They are healing. Cling to them. Cling to each other,” he said. Forrest and his com- mitment to keep our community connected are a strong demonstra- tion of the Highlander spirit and our steadfast determination to rise. -Mary Hardbarger Radford University News Brief: First responders begin wearing masks Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg and Town of Chris- tiansburg first responders are tak- ing precautionary measures in an effort to prevent the spread of CO- VID-19 (coronavirus). Police, fire and rescue personnel have been encouraged to wear masks or face coverings when responding to calls and interacting with the public. This change will not affect how public safety personnel operate. All police, fire and rescue agencies in Montgomery County and the two towns will continue to respond to calls, but this added precaution will help ensure the safety of the first responders and the public. “First responders never know the exact nature of the calls they’re answering, but they always answer the call regardless,” said Blacks- burg Police Chief Anthony Wil- son. “Not knowing what they’re walking into places them at a higher risk of potential exposure. By protecting them, we’re protect- ing the public and our healthcare system, and that helps keep us all safer.” VSBA from page 1 Alan Forrest from page 1