Archive for November, 2009

>The Early Bird launches new website


The Early Bird has re-tooled its website to include many new features, including: a photo-of-the-week, downloadable rate cards and distribution information, a resource directory, obituaries, classifieds, and much more. Check out the site at


>MVCTC Offering New Adult Education Program for Optometric Technician

>Clayton, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Adult Education is offering a new program for adult learners, Optometric Technician. This new class provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the optometrist. Students with the skills learned in this program would assist in testing patients’ vision, providing frame styling services, and instructing patients in contact lens handling. They would also administer vision therapy programs prescribed by the optometrist.

Optometric Technicians inform patients of what is involved in examination and treatment procedures, eliminate unnecessary fears, and build the patient’s confidence in the treatment program. Some technicians do laboratory work, modify conventional contact lenses, keep inventories of clinical materials, and maintain instruments. Some have office management responsibilities. In all cases, these duties are under the supervision and guidance of the employing optometrist.

The Optometric Technician program is a 48-week program that will be in the new MVCTC Adult Education building on the Hoke Road campus in Clayton. The class requires students to first complete the MVCTC Adult Education enrollment process, Work Keys Assessment, and have required Immunizations. MVCTC Adult Education does have financial aid opportunities available for those that qualify.

MVCTC Adult Education Winter Quarter classes start on Monday, January 4, 2010. Testing for the full-time programs is happening now so that students can start classes in January. If students are interested in registering for these courses, they need to set up appointments for assessment by calling 937-854-6297.
For more information, please visit or call 800-716-7161. As the needs of the Miami Valley’s workforce are redefined, you can count on the Miami Valley Career Technology Center to provide students, employers, and communities with the skills needed to help put people back to work.

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>So what happened with Tiger Woods?

>Any good theories?


>Bengals win the Battle of Ohio

>Final score was Bengals 16-Browns 7 in a snoozefest (which was not on television if you have Dish or DirecTV, due to technical difficulties). The Bengals will have to play better to be a playoff contender. And the Browns … they just need to get better. Eric Mangini is on the clock.


>Hey – it turns out that whole global warming thing was completely made up

>Read about it here.

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>Save the Day – December 5th


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>DCCA to present Babes in Toyland – December 6th

>Details here.

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