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mARCH C lin ch Valley Tim e s " .............  ....... " 'The 0me has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Vol. LII, No. 2 ' Thursday, January 14, 2010 Saint Paul, Virginia i " -illl I I ,.._; Ii IIII .... p ll _2 !HOME BURNg,The residence of the Bobby Turner family on Russell Street 'burned on Saturday morning, January 9. Firefighters from the St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department and Castlewood Fire and Rescue answered the alarm, and extinguished the fire. Many of the family's possessions were saved. Regional wastewater plant & allied projq00cts get closer to becoming a reality for area According to an announce, principal as a loan with a 2 3/8 operative agreement with the ment made last week by Gov- ernor Tim Kaine, the Appala- chian Regional Commission has approved a $500,000 grant for the Regional Wastewater Treat- ment Plant project which has been on the drawing board for the past several months. The Tobacco Commission earlier said that it would consider an application for 25 percent of matching funds for any grants that require matching funds, ARC does require matching mo- ney, and as soon as official notice has been received from the ARC concerning the grant, the project engineer will apply for the Tobacco Commission matching funds. Rural Develop- ment has indicated that it will fund the remainder of the pro- ject with 75 percent of the re- mainder as a grant, and the other 25 percent of the remainin percent interest rate. The esti- mate at this point is that annual payments for the loan-will amount to $51,000. A separate but closely related project is the construction of collection lines for the Castle- wood/West Hills areas, which will include slightly more than 630 connections. An addition is "Morefield, which will add at least 40 connections. Application for funding for these projects, which will be directed by the Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority, will be made to Rural Development when the environmental reports and Preliminary Engineering Reports (PERs) are complete. The portion of the West Hills project which is within the corporate limits of St. Paul will be the responsibility of the Town, working through a co- Water & Sewage Authority. Delegate Bud Phillips com- mended the Town, the Castle- wood Water & Sewage Autho- rity, LENOWISCO, the Cum- berland Plateau Planning Dis- trict, and Russell and Wise counties for their cooperative effort on these projects. He said he feels the agencies are re- warding the "visionary approach of the participating entities" by funding the regional projects. An agreement concerning interim customer rates is being presented to both the Town and the Castlewood Water & Se- wage Authority, and several details of the cooperative effort must be worked out between those two entities. Both indicate that they wish to start work on the Morefield portion of the project as soon as possible. Coalfield Grower's School to be Mondays SPHS grad named VTEA's Teacher of Year 00from January 25 thru March 1 in Tacoma & earns ITEA Teacher Excellence Award Cindy Kilgore Jones, a mada-presentation to the Vir- The Wise County Extension i Office will host the Coalfield Grower's School each Monday i from January 25 to March 1. Dr. ,R. Allen Straw will present a "series of workshops on specific crops and aspects of growing. : These workshops are open to all those interested in commercial :production of vegetables and berry crops, truck cropping, gar- :dening, or generally interested :in food production. The sessions are free and open to the public :and will be held from 6-8 p.m. :(or until the last question is answered) at the Tacoma Corn- * munity Center. Dr. Straw is an Area Specia- list with Virginia Cooperative and the rest of the state. He conducts numerous variety and management trials. Dr. Straw also works with many agents and growers in assessing pro- duction issues. The workshops are specific to each topic and allow in- dividuals to attend only the workshops in which they have an interest. The workshops will take a fundamental look at production, cost and opportu- nities. These workshops are great for people interested in startin.g a commercial growing operation or even home gar- dening and will enhance the knowledge of experienced gar- deners and growers. Appala- Extension for Southwest Virgi- .,, ehikm '3arvest personnel located :ma and has been involved with in Duffieid will be available to .vegetable and berry crop pro- duction for almost 25 years in Tennessee and Virginia. He is housed at the Southwest Virgi- nia Agriculture Research and Extension Center located in Glade Spring. He works throughout Southwest Virginia discuss wholesale growing op- portunities during the February 8th workshop. Dates and work- shop topics include: January 25--Irrigation, Ferti- gation & Plastic Culture; February l--Tomatoes & Peppers; February 8--Cucurbits: Me- Ions, Cucumbers, Squash; February 15--Brassicas: Tur- nips, Cabbage, Broccoli; February 22: Corn, Beans & Potatoes; March l--Strawberries, Blue- berries & Brambles; March 8--Snow Day or Additional Session if needed. These workshops are free and open to the public. Pre-re- gistration is preferred to have adequate seating and handouts, but is not required. To pre- register, call the Wise County Extension Office, 276-328- 6194. For more information or directions to the Tacoma Com- munity Center, contact Amy Gail Fannon at the Wise County Extension Office. If you are a person with a disability and re- quire any auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations for these events, please identify your needs to Amy Fannon at least seven days prior to the event. Calendar of events... AA-Sundnys and Tuesdays: Big zens meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays Stone Gap, 8 p.m, Episcopal at the Castlewood Lions Den. Chinch; Wednesdays: Wise, 8 Anyone 60 or over is invited. p.m., Trinity United Methodist ...The Dante Senior Citizens Church; Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 meet each Monday and Tuesday p.m., Clintwood United Metro- at 10 a.m. at the Dante Fire De- distChurch, partment. Russell County rest- COPPER CREEK ELEMEN- dents 60 or older are invited. TARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 RUSSELL CO, LIBRARY p.m., school cafeteria. T. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 p.m., St. Paul Town Halt. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Third Mondays, 6 p.m., Town Hall. CAST:LEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Water & Se-wage Authority Board of Diree-tors, 6 p.m. second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- first Tuesday, 1 p.m., Appala- chian Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free• NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tunsdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m, Presbyterian Church, Norton. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231-Stated meetings will be held the third Saturday of each month, The School of Instruction will be held on fourth Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Se- Hours at the Russell County Public Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu/Th, 9 a.m,-8 p.m,; W/F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MATTHEWS LIBRARY Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wednes- days/Fridays/Saturdays, and 11 , a.m-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. See Library for special program schedules. DICKENSON-BUNDY The Dickenson-Bundy Log House is open weekly Thursdays thronigh Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 p.m. SOCIAL SECURITY The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m-4 p.m. Phone munbers are 1- 800-772-I 213 or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY FRIENDS Friends of the J. Fred Matthews cond Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Stat- Memorial Library, St. Paul, meet ed Communication; First Thurs- at the Library on fourth Tuesdays day, 7 p.m., School of Instruction. VFW POST #$652, DAV CHAPTER 12--4th Tuesday, 7 p.m., VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- lors Aid Build-ing, new & used clothing for sale. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS -First Monday, 6 p.m., Lebanon.• CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- Stated Communication, 1st Satur- days, 7:30; School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 p.m.. RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Cen- ter conducts a recovery group for substance abusers and families Fridays at l0 a.m. Call 276-679- 0810. ACOA MEETING-Adult Child- ren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 p.m., First BaptistChurch, Coe- bum Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-7371. ,, LITTLE LEAGUE The Clinch River Little League .Board meets at 4 p.m. third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Cast ewood. All interested persons are invited to attend• ' H.O.P.E. HOUSE H.O,PE. House provides emer- gency shelter for victims of do- "mestic violence in Wise, Russell, : Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Buch- anan counties and the City of at I I:00 a.m. VFW POST 9864 VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, wel- comes new members. If you served overseas during any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266, and send name, address and phone number. Transfers welcomed. HEALTH SERVICES The Wise County Health De- partment, Wise, is open from 8 a.m.-8 pro. first Thursdays. Cli- nics will be oflred in family planning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and immunizations. Appointments are necessary tbr all but immuniza- tions. For an appoint-ment, call 762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birth- days and showers. All proceeds rehabilitate the Taconm School as a Community Center• For information, cah 395-6398• 100TH BIRTHDAY? Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Tazewell counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1-800-656-2272, to ad- vise AASC of any upcoming 100th+ birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES ...The Wise County School School Board Policy Manual have been placed in the office and the library of each school, and at the Russell County Public Library. SUPPORT GROUP Women survivors of sexual as- sault are invited to attend Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc./ Family Crisis Services' support group meeting with victims of similar situations Mondays, 10:30 a.m-12 noon. For information, call Rande Hackler, 276-988- 5583, or Ranetta Davis, 276-889- 8206. FREE ADULT ED Free adult education classes are available in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. Daytime and evening classes for adults who want to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job-related skills in- eluding resume writing and inter- viewing. For details, call 1-800- 422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens provides disabili- ty transportation services in Buc- hanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-858-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. The Group's purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." Call William T. Fuller, 276-889-4894 or fallerir 1942.yahoo,com. JOIN THE FRIENDS Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- thews Memorial Library and help promote the improvement of faci- lities and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership girl, to J. Fred Mattbews Memo- rial Library, Atl'n:Wilma Evans, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283• Make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Meinorial Library EASTERN STAR Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except tbr March and December, when the meet- ings are on the second Tuesday All meetings are at 7:30 p.m VETERANS' CLAIMS Dickenson County-Oscar Sflcox helps file veterans" claims• For appointment, call 276-835- 8847 nights. Coebum--A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coeburn VFW Post from 9 am.-3:30 p.m. third Thursdays Donations are welcomed• All in need of food are welcome• COMMUNITY CENTER The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 p.m. first Mon- days, For more information, call 495-7026 or 495-8473. CLOTHES CLOSET The Women On Mission group at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Anyone who needs clothing is welcome. FREE HIV TESTING Health Departments in the Leno- wisco Health District offer free confidential HIV testing through- out the year. For information, call Wise County, 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept., 276-346-2011; or Sxorr Co. Health Dept., .276- 386-1312. FREE GED CLASSES Free GED classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Canter, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m-12 noon. Glenna MeReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. C/RADD MEETING A meeting of C/RADD will be held at 6:00 p.m. on second Mon days. The meetings will be held at the Dante Museum, GED ONLINE The Regional Adult Education Program is offering free GED Classes online, This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own borne com- puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more information, call GED On- line Co-ordinator Marci Gore, 1-800-422-3433 (in Scolt County, 386-2433). GED TESTING GED Testing is available Mon- day through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter- native Education Center, Wise• Call 276-328-8612 for informa- tion concerning GED testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS In Control, a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul 5-6 p.m, 2nd Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Ist Mondays at the Dante Museum Communit- y Meeting is 3rd Tuesday in March, June, Sept• & Dec. 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• All are welcome--admission is free. BOOK DISCUSSION Book Discussion Group One of J. Fred Mathews Memorial Lib- rary meets fourth Thursdays (ex- Norton. Volunteers needed--train- Board maintains a Policy Manual except June• cept November and December I'ing available. Call 1-800-572- which is available to the public in FOOD BANK are combined in early December) | 2278. the library of each school and in First Bant st Church St Paul at the Riverside Diner• Nicholas | SENIOR CITIZENS each cour]tv public library onerates a'Food Bank each" Tues' Sparks" 7he Law Song will be i ...The Castlewood Senior Citi- ...Copies'of the Russell County d'av fro 9- a n at tle.g rc- discussed during the January 28 l  - ' " ' meeting. " Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 . - i i ii ii i i i nlllll I II I i ! i i member of the St. Paul High School Class of 1982, has been named Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Technology Edu- cation Association's (VTEA) for 2009. She is also tje re- cipient of the 2010 "Teacher Excellence Award" by the In- ternational Technology Teacher Association (ITEA). Jones, who is a physical edu- cation teacher at Clover Hill Elementary School, Midlothian, (Chesterfield County Public Schools) has won numerous awards during her teaching ca- reer, and she has held a number of leadership positions in state and regional organizations. While i'. might sound a bit u,'::sual tbr a physical educatic teacher to win awards for teach- ing technology, Jones has proved that it can be done? With an intense interest in techno- logy, she has explored many disciplines included in the area of technology , and includes many aspects of technology as she teaches physical education to elementary students. For example, the gym in which she conducts many of her classes, is an example of her conviction that all students should and can learn about tech- nology. She and her colleagues have painted a world map target, 25'x 40' on the wall. Policy systems are on the walls where children learn not only about their physical well-being, but about simple machines (block and tackle swings, pulley scoot- ers) in a fun and entertaining. Included are self propelled simple machines, mini see-saws to demonstrate levers, and many other simple examples of com- plex technologies. The gym's "tree house" demonstrates the culmination of series and paral- lel lighting, battery operated door bell, ceiling fan, electric magnetic door bell and other everyday functions which are powered by technology and its underlying basic scientific prin- ciples. She began her teaching career 21 years ago m the elementary and middle schools Cindy Kilgore Jones of Northampton and then Ac- comack County on Virginia's Eastern Shore. During that period, she was nominated for Teacher of the Year at Acco- mack Primary School, and she composed and produced a video, "Exercising to the ABCs", which was featured in a Clinch Valley Times article about Cindy Jones in 1995. ginia General Assembly in No- vember, 2008. She was cited for having the VTEA and ITEA Program of the Year in 2008-2009. In addi- tion to the previously mentioned awards form the VTEA and ITEA, she has been awarded the MCD Award (Initiative and Innovative Teaching) for ",Aca- demic Exercise, 2007-2008". She was named Clover Hill Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2008. She has also received the 2009 R.E.B. Award for Teach- ing Excellence. The award carried a $10,300 grant, which she will use to train at NASA's Johnson Space Center, learn about computer-assisted design and rapid protocol systems at Langley Research Center, and attend the International Techno- logy Educational Association Conference. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Kilgore, St. Paul, Cin- dy Kilgore Jones lives with her husband Chris and children Katherine and Tom in Midlo- thian Her bachelor's degree in VSBA orientation Health Education with a Math endorsement is from Virginia Tech, where she was named "Student Teacher of the Year" and received the Gunston Lead- ership Award in 1987. She also received additional endorse- ments from Radford University, and earlier, earned a degree in General Studies from Bluefield College. She is serVing as Technology Education Children's Council President for the 2010-2012 term. Other positions she holds include service as President of the Virginia Children's Engi- neering Council (2008-2010, and membership in Gamma Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gam- ma, a honorary society for wo- men educators. She has made presentations at the National Science Teacher Associations meeting in New Orleans in 2009, and at the In- ternational Technology Teacher Association in 2008 and 2009 in Utah and Kentucky. She also Newly elected and appointed school board members are ex- pected at this year's Virginia School Boards Association Orientation February 18. The VSBA Orientation will prepare new members for upcoming* responsibilities in the new year. VSBA President Warren J.* "Jeff" Bain, Pulaski County, will welcome board members and superintendents to the Con- ference at the Richmond Mar- riott. The program will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of school board members, including media rela- tions, school law, finance, par- liamentary procedure and policy issues. The Virginia School Boards Association is an organization that promotes quality education through its services for local school boards. The Association offers conferences, information, training and counse!!ng. NEARLY COMPLETE..,The pump station at the raw water intake site near the interesection of Fourth Avenue and Route 58A is almost complete, with only some of the telemetry to be installed as well as a few minor details.