Jul 232015

Margaret Taylor


Margaret S. Taylor

VAD’s Deaf Mother of the Year for 2015

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Association of the Deaf proudly announces a celebration for Margaret S. Taylor

At Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet,

1319 Towne Square Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012

on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm

(Pay on your own)

RSVP by August 5, 2014 to Theresa Farmer, FarmerTA@aol.com or VP 540-266-3022 after 5 pm


To read more about Margaret Taylor, see:

Jul 202015

obituariesNewton Harvey Cunningham,89, of Gladys, Va., died Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Virginia Baptist Hospital, he was born December 2, 1925, a son of the late Newton Elliott Cunningham and Violet Harvey Cunningham.Harvey was born in Lynchburg , but lived his whole life in Winfall. He retired as a foreman from Burruss Lumber Company after 43 years . Harvey attended Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and was a Lay reader for the congregation, and later also attended Living Word Baptist Church.In addition to his parents, Harvey was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sasser Cunningham. Harvey and Mary met at the schools for the deaf and were married for 61 years.Harvey is survived by one son, Barry Cunningham (June); one daughter, Judy Cowart (Jesse); four grandchildren, Brian Cunningham (Monica), Christopher Bo Cunningham (Missy), Gwen Mosebrook (Bruce), and Jesse Lyda (Clark); five great grandchildren, Colton Thompson, Stephen Mosebrook, Jeremy Cunningham, Abby Cunningham, and Bradley Cunningham; three brothers, Bruce Cunningham (Marilyn), Keith Cunningham (Barbara), and Kendell Cunningham (Joyce); and two sister, Jean Banton, and Pat Crank (William).The family would like to give special thanks to his caregiver, Kemmy Cassidy for her dedicated service.A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2015, at Fort Hill Memorial Park, with the Rev. Dan Mason officating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m.Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Diuguid Funeral Service, Waterlick Chapel.Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory– Waterlick Chapel, 237-2722 is serving the family. On line condolences may be sent to www.diuguidfuneralservice.com.

Jul 092015

Jobs Ad


Multiple Interpreter Employment Opportunities:

Please see Lynchburg City Schools website, personnel department, for multiple listings of available educational interpreter positions for school year 2015-16. Positions at elementary, middle and high school levels are available. Full time, 10 month – 190 day contract. School district with a history of excellence in the education of Deaf and hard of hearing students. Outstanding support and professional development opportunities for interpreters. Come work with a team of positive, skilled and growth-focused professionals. Salary ranges:

Educational Interpreter III – $34,827-57,499
Educational Interpreter IV – $36, 565 – $61,588
(National certification)
Jobs are listed Classified: Educational Interpreter
Jul 092015


Stand Up is hiring!

Job title: Employment Specialist

Location: Southwest VA

Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you enjoy working in your local community? Do you like meeting new people and doing something different every day? Are you looking for rewarding part-time employment which could lead to full time employment?

If you’ve said yes to these questions, then check-out Stand Up! Our mission allows us the opportunity to support individuals who are searching for employment in the community and striving for independence.

Reasons to Work @ SUI
1. Ability to make a difference in other’s lives.
2. Become a valuable member of a diverse team.
3. Assist in making your community a better place to live and work.
4. Be on a team that strives to display our company values in every task we do.
5. Be a part of a unique culture where people convert their passion into action.

Position overview:
Our Employment Specialists (Job Coach) work with individuals that have mild to moderate disabilities to help them find and secure long term employment in their community. Once employment has been found, the employment specialist provides training on the job site to ensure success.

What makes a successful Employment Specialist?
1. “Go-Getter” Attitude
2. Ability to work independently.
3. Open Availability (days, nights, and weekends)
4. Organized
5. Strong computer knowledge
6. Bachelor’s Degree

Ideal, but not required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Psychology, Human Services and Social Services
ASL Skills
Customer Service/Training Background

Salary: $12.00 /hour (DOE)

Please send resume to Gini Matz via email, gini.matz@standup-inc.com .


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