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Area obituaries , Phoebe Holbrook Lowry Phoebe Lowry, 55, of Jo[mson City, passed away on Deember 19 at her residence surrounded by family and friends. Born in Johnson City, she was the daughter of Dorothy Holbrook of Johnson City and the late Edgar Holbrook. Survivors include her hus- band John Lowry, Johnson City; sons, John Edgar Lowry and flanc6e Lori, Johnson City and Scott D. Lowry and flanc6e Misty, Johnson City; mother, Dorothy Holbrook, Johnson City; sister, Amy Belcher and husband Rick, Johnson City; brother, Gary Lynn Holbrook and wife, Barbara, Franklin, TN; aunts, Opal "Be" Masterson, Kfioxville, TN; Samantha Hol- Nook, Coeburn, uncle, Wilburn HNbrook, Coeburn; niece, Sarah B61cher; nephews, Daniel Bel- cher, Steven Belcher and Matthew Belcher. " -Phoebe's family would like to offer a special thank you to Opal "Be" Masterson and Amy Bdcher for the loving care and concern. ::' Growing up Phoebe spent most of her summers at her grandparents, Phillip and Mel- issa Holbrook of Coeburn; Aunt Samantha and Uncle Wilburn of Coeburn. She loved spending the summer with all of her cousins in Virginia; the Jordan's, Jim, Terry, David, Anita and Rita; the Holbrooks, Susan and Eva. A Celebration of Life service was held on Monday at 8:00 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Services with Bishop Matthew Barber and Reverend John Perkins officiating. The family received friends from 5-8 pm prior to the service. A committal service was held on Tuesday at 1:00 p,m. in Monte Vista Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601 or to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, One Kroc Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed online at or faxed to (423) 610-717Z Virginia recognizes for 2008 The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry announced that the Virginia Apprenticeship Council has recognized four apprentices as Virginia's Out- standing Apprentices for 2008. The Council, in association with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, sponsors the awards program, which honors outstanding apprentices each year who have completed their {rhining programs and are nom- inated by their sponsoring organ- izations. Nominated apprentices ate judged in many areas, in- cluding craftsmanship, accuracy, I cooperation, leadership, decis- ,, ion-making, and consideration ', for their companies and co- /workers. : Dr. Steven R. Staples, ' Chairman of the Virginia Ap- prenticeship Council, accom- anied by Vice Chairman Earl Dickerson, and Commissioner of Labor and Industry C. Ray Davenport, presented the Outstanding Apprentice Awards at a ceremony on December 11 to the following persons: Travis Jarvis, an Inside Machinist, completed his ap- prenticeship at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA in June, 2008; Michael Jordan, an Elect- rician, completed his appren- ticeship at HEC Construction, Inc., Ashland, VA in August, 2008; ' Eric Kilner, a Marine Designer, completed his appren- t!ceship at Northrop Grumman Apprenticeship Council Outstanding Apprentices Newport News, Newport News, VA in July, 2008; Thomas Mezzanotte, an Electric Utility Designer ap- prentice, is scheduled to complete his apprenticeship in April, 2009. He is employed by the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, Gainesville, VA. Apprenticeship Council Chairman Staples said, "The Virginia Apprenticeship Council is dedicated to fostering the job and skill development opport- unities available through ap- prenticeship. Our 2008 out- standing apprentices exemplify the best of what apprenticeship has to offer." "I congratulate the ap- prentices and their employers on their outstanding efforts and for recognizing the merits of reg- istered apprenticeship," stated Commissioner Davenport. "Ap- prenticeship is a proven, effic- ient workforce development pro- gram that helps ensure a highly skilled, quality, healthy and safe workforce." The Virginia Voluntary Ap- prenticeship Program was est- ablished in 1938. Apprenticeship training is used in more than 300 occupations in Virginia. There are currently over 14,000 registered apprentices employed by more than 2,200 employers throughout the Commonwealth. Additional information on apprenticeship can be obtained by visiting the Department of Labor and Industry's Web site at ,Democrats at Mosby's and Dine with McAuliffe Friday Potential Virginia Demo- not beyond the realm of cratiq gubernatorial candidate possibility with Terry McAu- Terry McAuliffe is bringing his liffe's national fundraising booming voice, quick wit and network; it was effectively used gregarious nature to Wise by the Democratic National County's Mosby's Restaurant on Committee and presidential Friday, January 2, 5 p.m. kicking candidates Bill Clinton in the off thelpolitical New Year. 1990s and Hillary Clinton last i "The free meet-and-dine with year," noted Salyer who first met MAu|iffe is to provide him McAuliffe at the 2008 Demo- p61itical counsel about public cratic National Convention in pqlicy issues of importance to Denver this past summer. southwestern Virginia and the The potential entry of C6mmonwealth as a whole," McAuliffe into the 2009 Demo- sa/s Wise County Democratic cratic gubernatorial primary chair Melanie Salyer. "I urg.e changes the June 9 Democratic vargOne who is interested m primary race dramatically for inia politics and public Alexandria State Delegate Brian policy to break bread with him J. Moran and Bath County State a enable discussion of issues Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, two rangmg from coal-fired power Virginia Democrats running for plts to energy technology to governor," Salyer says: Vkginia's commercial space- "McAuliffe has both Demo- p. cratic and Republican political i McAuliffe has a well- activists talking about the camp- established reputation as one of aign ahead" Salyer said. "On , nd th world s best political fund- January 2 Wise County acti- ralsers, soaking up hundreds of vists will have the chance for millions of dollars for Demo- meaningful input and interaction critic causes and candidates with a potential candidate for Church anal. crated activities cal ;ndar APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE-or- ship Thursdays 7 p.m., Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Hwy 65 (Mew Road). 276-467- 1700. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. ARK OF FAITH CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Worship, 11 a.m.; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Youth Group.: from Dungannon Rd. (Rt. 65) to Rt. 684, drive 1 1/2 miles. Peggy Porter is pastor. BEAR WALLOW FREEWILL BAP- TIST-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. prayer servuce, 7 pm. Pastors are J. T. Hartsock and Jog Bailey. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday worship services--10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Pastor, Richard Minton. Youth Minis- ter. Everette Minton. BOND TOWN CHURCH-Cogbum Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship, ll a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School I0 a.m., morning worship II a.m., Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. Rev. Lester Ferguson. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH HOUSE OF REDEMPTION-Services Saturday, 7 p.m., Thursday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor, Vernon Searberry. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH HOUSE OF REDEMPTION SING- ING-A singing will be at 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month. All singers welcome. Pastor, Vernon Scarberry. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH- G-ravel Lick. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor, Leonard Ferguson. CASTLE RUN COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday, 7 p.m. CASTLEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-Worship 9:45 a.m., Sunday School, 11 a.m. 762-0569. CHERRY GROVE CHURCH-Dry Fork. Sunday School 10 a.m., Services at 11 &m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Rev. Marcus Meade. 276-395-3588. CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHE- CY-Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship service 11 a.m., 7 p.m.. Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. CHURCH OF MOST HIGH GOD. St. Paul, Sunday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Pastors Bin. Harold Mullins, Bro. Larry Powers. For information, call 762- 0909.. DELIVERANCE MINISTRY CHUR- CH, formerly known as Campbell Chapel, on Moccasin. Sunday School. 11 a.m. Sunday worship 6:15 p.m.: Wednesday worship, 7:15 p.m. Special Prayer Meeting first Tuesda.vs at 7:15 n.m. i)RY FORK FREEWILL BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 am.; Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Bible Study Wed.. 6:30 p.m. Pastor, D. J. Couch. EMMANUEL CHAPEL-Castlewood. Sun-day services 11 a.m, 7 p.m.; Wed, 7 p.m. The Rev. Myers Vicars. ERVIN CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST-Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Fred Dingus is pastor. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Dante. Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday wor- ship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Wed., 7 p.m. The pastor is Nathaniel Maggard. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-St. Paul. Sunday School, 9:45, Sunday worship 11 a.m, 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mike Moore. FIRST MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m, Wed. worship, 7 p.m. Rev. Leslie Dean, pastor. FORT GIBSON UNITED METHO- DIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. FULL GOSPEL REVIVALS-Hanson- ville, services Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH- Huffman Hollow, Mill Creek Road, Lebanon. Sunday School 10 a.m, wor- ship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. Youth Night 7 p.m. Pastor, Don Bush. HAMLIN BAPTIST CHURCH-Cas- tlewood; Sunday School 10 a.m., Sun- day worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m; Wednes- day Bible Study, 7 p.m. HIGHPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship, 11 am., 6 p.m. HOUSE OF PRAYER-Sunday 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Castlewood. Pastor, Lawrence Hollyfieid. HOUSE OF THE LORD-Little Jerusa- lem, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Thursday worship 7 p.m. Rev. Teddy G. Phillips. MARY MARTIN MEMORIAL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. 762-0569 MILLS CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST CHURCH-Castlewood; Sunday School 10 am., Sunday worship 11 a.m., Bible Study and Youth League Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Mike Patrick. MORNING STAR FULL GOSPEL CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 am.; Worship II a.m, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. 276-762-7812. Pastor. Woody Scott. MT. ZION COMMUNITY APOSTO- LIC- Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Hazel Mountain. For more information, call 276-495-8611. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. NEW CASTLEWOOD BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday wor- ship I l a.m., 6 p.m,; Wed. Bible study, 7 p.m. OAK GROVE UNITED METHO- DIST CHURCH-2ud & 4th Sundays, morning worship 10; church school 11. Hansonville. THE PASSION PLACE-Castlewood. Worship Sunday 10 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday Family Bible Study (classes for all ages) 7 p.m.; Thursday Passion Heart Youth 7 p.m.; Friday Men's Bible Study 7 p.m. For information, call 276- 762-5483. CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 1, 2009 Page 3 Materials at the library The following material are snow - she could only imagine in the Lonesome Pine Regional it. Library's circulation. Please When Santa Lost His Ho! PHILLIPS CHAPEL CHURCH-West Dante. Saturday worship, 7 p.m.; Sun- day School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; Wed. Youth Service 6 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ed Slemp, pastor. PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST-Reeds Valley Road, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m,, Sunday Worship 11 a.m, 6 p.m,; Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.. For information or 24 hour prayer, call 276-794-7754. REEDS VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Rev. Konn Edwards. RINGS CHAPEL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m.,; Sunday worship 11 a.m,; Sunday and Wednesday nights, 7 p.m. Pastor, Tom Anderson. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST-Sunday wor- ship & Children's Church, 11 a.m.; All welcome. Pastor, Rev. John Kiser. ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL-St. Paul. Sunday worship 9 a.m.; Bible Study Wednesday, 10 a.m. ST. PAUL ASSEMBLY OF GOD - Sunday School 10 a.m,, Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Family Night (Adult Bible Study/ Prayer, Missionettes and Royal Ran- gers.) For information, call 762-7748. ST. PAUL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Monday-Ladies' Bible Class 6:30 p.m.; Wed.-Prayer meeting 6:30 p.m., Youth 6 p.m. Whetstone. Rev. Thomas Slemp, pastor. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. ST. THERESE CATHOLIC-St. Paul. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. Father Mike Herbert. STRAIGHT HOLLOW FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m, 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. WAYSIDE ASSEMBLY-St. Paul. Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 6:15 p.m., Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Wallace Sexton. WELLS CHAPEL CHURCH-Vir- ginia City Hollow. Services Thursdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. Call 762-0838 for more information. WEST DANTE COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday services 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. The Rev. Danny Meade, pastor. BREAD OF LIFE LIBRARY The Bread of Life Library, a non- denominational Christian Library, is 1.2 miles up the Honey Branch Road. Call 762-9645. FREE CLOTHES Full Gospel Revivals Church, Hansonville, will give free clothes and food to those who need them following the Wednesday 10 a.m. service. Atten- dance at the service is mandatory, to receive clothes and food. The church is beside Ken's Chrysler on Route 19. Call 889-1275 or 794-7477. AGLOW FELLOWSHIP The Women's Aglow Fellowship chap- ter in Lebanon meets third Mondays at 7 p.m. at Lebanon Community Fellow- ship. For information, call Debbie Woods, 889-1807. FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. at the church. All in need of food are welcome. CLOTHES CLOSET The Women On Mission at First 13aptist Church, St. Paul, open a Clothes Closet Tuesdays from 9-11. Anyone in need of clothing is welcome. 17D DISTRIBUTION Morning Star Full Gospel Church will distribute food to the needy at the church from 9-11 a.m. on fourth Saturdays at the church in Casflewood. GOSPEL SINGING A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. VIRGINIA STATE POLICI INSUnNC[ FraUD DIVISION If you have knowl, e of insurance fraud, relrt it. 1-877-62FRAUD check with your local library-or registered users may place their own holds on the web @ Holiday Children's Books The Santa Train TradRion - Leigh Anne W. Hoover. In a much anticipated treasured tradition, and winding through the mountains of Appalachia, its arrival welcomes Christmas. The Hanukkah Book- Marilyn Burns. Includes recipes, songs, and instructions for playing with a dreidel. Merry Christmas, Ollie! Olivier Dunrea. It is a difficult wait for a very young gosling! Santa Duck - David Milgrim. A special hat makes a special duck realize just how special he is. Deck the Halls - Norman Rockwell, Classic carol brought to life with the art of Rockwell. The Little Toy Shop - Frances Wolfe. When a box arrives at the shop with a small stuffed bunny inside, Mrs. Kringle, owner, is determined to , find him a loving home in time for Christmas. Sam the Snowman-Susan Winget. Many are counting on him to bring frosty flakes and fun to their chilly forest in Countryville. The Miracle Jar: A Hanukkah Story - Audrey Penn. With a shortage of cooking oil, Sophie's family decides to create a Miracle Jar in the hopes that they, too, will be blessed with a miracle. When Posey Peeked at Christmas -Ann Dixon. One afternoon, when she was alone, Posey picked up a present and lifted the wrapping just a little .... Red Sled - Patricia Thomas. A lad. A dad. A snowfall. A sled. Anna's Wish- Bruno Haehler. Anna had never seen Hot He! - Laura Ruder. There is something wrong at the North Pole. It's just too quiet. Drummer Boy - Loren Long. When a toy' drummer accidentally falls into the trash, i he is sent on a scary and snowy journey! The Dog Who Saved Santa. - True Kelley. When Santa falls asleep in his sleigh, Rodney  takes charge, scrambling down chimneys and delivering" presents. A Very Marley Christmas - John Grogan (author of; Marley & Me.) The lovable pup with a nose for trouble is excited about the first snowfall and Santa's arrival. With gobd intentions, he tries to help.i However, it's not long before he tears down the twinkle lights, ruins a snowman artwork, and attacks a chain of paper snowflakes. Will he ever manage to share some Christmas magic with his family? Gingerbread Friends - Jan Brett. Gingerbread Baby sets out to find a friend just his size, but not only doesn't he find a pal, he is ignored by a bakery sugar cookie girl and chased by a hungry mama mouse, eat, dog and fox - so he races back home. The Christmas Bears - Chris Conover. Christmas is coming, and there i much to do before the big day arrives. Elves and the Shoemaker - Retold from the Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Jim LaMarehe. In midnight secret visits elves restore a poor man to riches. Millie in the ..Snow - Alexander Steffensmeier. It's the lovable cow's job to deliver presents to the barnyard animals. But she gets lost in the snow- covered landscape. Will Milllie and the presents make it to the farm in time for Christmas? Life Stories. including serving as chairman of governor not be under- I the 2008 presidential effort of estimated." I Deadline for now Secretary of State-designate The Friday, January 2 Hillary R. Clinton. evening event at Mosby's is free classifieds "r "An $80-million dollar state- and open to the public beginning is Tuesday noon! wide gubernatorial campaign is at 5 p.m. lassified advertising 762-7671 A VDOT Tip for Driving in Snowy Weather Practice common sense. Remember, your car can- not start, stop, or turn as quickly and surely on snow and ice as it does on dry pavement, so think and drive accord- ingly. Getting my GED has been a great achievement for me. 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