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Area obituaries Ruth Irene Gray Ruth Irene Gray, 76, Castle- wood, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, January 9. Mrs. Gray was born in Harlan, Kentucky. She was of the Christian faith, a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grand- mother and friend. She was -'preceded in death by her sister, 'Joyce Imogene Solomon. Survivors include her hus- band of 57 years, Franklin Dale ,Gray; one son, Franklin Preston Gray and his wife, Donna, Mari- etta, Georgia; five daughters, Nancy Elizabeth Rowlette and her husband, Rick, Pound, Sandra Lee Gray, Mt. Zion, Illinois, Linda Dale Kiser and special friend, Ed Jennell, Meadowview, Betty Lou Hilton and husband, Sam, Valdese, North Carolina, and Amy Annette Burke and her husband, David, Castlewood; heart-adopt- ed son, William Robert Taylor, Castlewood. Mrs. Gray is also .survived by eleven special grandchildren; seven special great-grandchildren; many nephews, nieces and special ,friends. Services were conducted at '11:00 a.m. Monday, January 12 in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood with Rev. Buddy Burke officiating. Interment followed in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers were J.R. Holt, Brent Kiser, Frank Gray, David Burke, Ray Frost and Christopher Gray. Honorary pallbearers were all remaining grandsons and nephews. Mr. Gray extends a special thank you to his devoted daughters and granddaughters for caring for Mrs. Gray during her long illness. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Lisa McKinney, Dr. Craig Graul, Abingdon Primary Care, Wellmont Hospice Care and Home Nursing Company of Lebanon. Flowers will be accepted or a memorial contribution may be sent to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 1249, Abingdon, Virginia 23212. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our web site and a video tribute may be viewed at rn. Castlewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Boucher to chair subcommittee on Communications, the internet in the U.S. Representative Rick Boucher (D-VA) was chosen to take the gavel of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Com- mittee's Subcommittee on Com- munications, Technology and the Internet, a position which places him at the forefront of telecom- munications policy in the House of Representatives. The post gives him the opportunity to further his longstanding work on a range of telecommunications issues. Boucher has also served for two decades on the House Judi- oiary Committee's subcommittee with jurisdiction over the In- ternet and intellectual property. As one-of only three Members of the House to serve on both the Energy and Commerce and Jud- iciary Committees - the two committees most involved in,: "e.rafting Internet and information technology policy - Congress- man Boucher is uniquely positioned to lead congressional efforts in this arena. He is also a co-founder and current co-chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus, which serves as an educational resource for the Congress on Internet related pol- icy matters. The caucus has grown to more than 170 mem- bers of the House and Senate. Boucher's focus on infor- mation technology policy spans more than two decades. In 1992, he authored the law which allowed the first commercial traffic on the Internet opening the door to electronic commerce. In 1986, Boucher proposed the first Satellite Home Viewer Act, and he mediated the negotiations between broadcasters and satellite carriers that led to its passage in 1988. Boucher also introduced with then Senator A1 Gore the first bills enabling telephone companies to compete with cable television by offering video programming packages in their telephone service areas. Their measures were forerunners technology and 111 th Congress of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Recently, Congressman Bou- cher has been a leader in ensuring that the Internet remains an open medium by promoting network neutrality. Additionally, he has introduced the leading legislation to reform the federal Universal Service Fund and keep telephone service affordable for rural Americans. As a longtime champion of the rights of universities, libraries and consumers to make fair use of the digital media the) lawfully acquire, since the 107"' Congress, Congressman Boucher has introduced legislation backed by a broad coalition of consumer groups and technology companies to preserve the .ability of consumers to use, digital media ,i  their, homes in. the manner most convenient to them. Boucher has long recognized the importance of deploying broadband networks and for more than 10 years he has encouraged local governments in his Ninth Congressional District to find means to increase access to high speed internet services. Largely due to his efforts, Southwest Virginia today has one of the most capable broadband networks to be found in rural America. "Just as first canals, railroads and Interstate highways were the major arteries of commerce in earlier eras, in the 21 st Century, access to broadband telecom- munications will be a defin'mg feature of economic success for our communities," he has said. In the 11 lth Congress Boucher will oversee the digital television transition and work toward reform of the federal universal service fund, promote broadband deployment and work to enable local governments to offer broadband in communities not fully served by commercial carriers. Virginians for a Healthy Future expresses support for smoke- free legislation Church and related cLINcH v00LEv TIMEs' st Pau''vA'Th"rsday''anuary's'z9Page3Materials at the library . activities calendar following materials are curious abouthernewneighb0r. in the Lonesome Pine Regional Tyler Hawthrone is not honie Library's circulation. Please much, but he's wealthy, 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. Hartsoek and Joe 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-Coebum Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. BRICK IIAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School I0 &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 Scarberry. 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- Gravel Lick. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Prayer meettng Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor, Leonard Fermason. 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 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Rev. Marcus Meade. 276-395-3588. CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHE- CY-Sunday School 10 am., Worship service l l am., 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 Bro. Harold Muilins, Bro. Larry Powers. For information, call 762- 0909.. DELIVERANCE MINISTRY CHUR- CH, formerly known as Campbell Chapel, on Mooeasin. Sunday School. 11 a.m. Sunday worship 6:15 p.m.; Wednesday worship, 7:15 p.m. Special Prayer Meeting first Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. DRY FORK FREEWILL BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 a.m.; 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 ll 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 am. 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. 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 am,, Sunday Worship il 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 l0 a.m., worship at I I a.m. and 6 p.m. The Rev. Konn Edwards. RINGS CHAPEL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m.,; Sunday worship 11 &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 I I am. & 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 Chnreh, 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 Ibbi 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 Sunday School, 9:45, Sunday worship welcome. 1,1 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mike Moore. - CLOTHES CLOSET , FIRST MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 am, 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, Den Bush. HAMLIN BAPTIST CHURCH-Cas- tlewond; Sunday School 10 a.m., Sun- day worship 11 ram. & 6 p.m; Wednes- day Bible Study, 7 p.m. HIGHPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship, 11 a.m., 6 p.m. HOUSE OF PRAYER-Sunday 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Castlewood. Pastor, Lawrence Hoilytield. 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 1 i a.m. 762-0569 MILLS CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST CHURCH-Castlewood; Sunday School 10 a.m., 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 a.m.; Worship 11 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- The Women On Mission at First Pptist Church, St. Paul, open a Clothes Clout Tuesdays from 9-11. Anyone in need of clothing is welcome. IOOD DISTRIBUTION Morning Star Full Gospel Church will distribute food to the needy at the church from 9-11 &m. on fourth _Saturdays at the church in Castlewood. GOSPEL SINGING A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of eacll month at The Celebration Center. 16607 Broad Street. St. Paul. Eye,one is welcome. Admission is free. PAWS news by Linda Emmel SPAY/NEUTER: transport to and from the Margaret Mitchell Clinic will be provided free of charge on Tuesday, January 27. Please call PAWS coordinator for information and reservation at 762-7051. PAWS COOKBOOKS are on sale, $10 at various locations around Castlewood and Lebanon or order books at 762-5896. RECYCLING: Please con- tinue to donate flattened alum- inum cans at Stop & Shop, Hwy. 58, Castlewood, where cook- books are also available. FOUND: Young male long hair Golden Retriever with collar. Please call 762-7104 for informa- tion. PAWS, PO Box 302, Castlewood, VA meeting third Thursday, 6 pm Oxbow Center, St. Paul. check with your local library-or registered users may place their own holds on the web @ ADULT FICTION Long Cold Valley - K. Carson Kirk. General Blaine Rayburn moves his Confederate Carolina Calvary Division down the long valleys of Virginia in 1861. Experience the battles and hardships of the soldiers as they move through the narrow valleys with awaiting Union troops. Share the people's heartaches, hopes, dreams, and even their humor. The author invites readers to "ride along and live the Civil War." Further works include Gone - But Too Far; Hills of Home; and BlackNtime. Star Bright (Paperback) - Catherine Anderson. Faking her own death is the only way that Rainie Hall can hope to escape her brutal, murderous husband. Now, with a new identity, she finds refuge in the rural community of Crystal Fall, Oregon, where she starts work on a horse ranch run by rugged, dangerously good-looking Park- er Harrigan. The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet - Colleen McCullough (Author of The Thornbirds). Set 20 years after "Pride and Prejudice," this bestselling author rescues a once bookish, awkward and unmar- riageable Mary from a trying existence of caring for her insufferable mother. She has now blossomed into a beauty to rival that of her famed sisters, Elizabeth and Jane. The very spirited Mary is determined to set off on an adventure of her own. Fired with zeal by the newspaper letters of a myster- ious Argus, she resolves to publish a book about the plight of England's poor. Plunging from one predicament into another, Mary finds herself stumbling closer to long-buried secrets, unanticipated dangers, and unlooked-for romance. The Messenger - Jan Burke. In a California canyon, Amanda Clarke has become handsome, and single. But Tyleri has a secret: he is not 24, but 200 years old. Earlier, he bargained for his life. In exchange, he became a Messenger, one wh) hears the final thoughts of the' dying and conveys those-last messages to their loved ones. Since that time, his life has been nomadic and solitary. Until now... Bone by Bone (A Malioryl Novel) - Carol O'Conneli.' Two teenage brothers go into the woods, but only one comes back. Oren, now an ex-investigator for, the Army CID, returns home l after a 20-year absence. His first morning back, he hears a thump on the front porch. Lying in ont of the door is a human jawbone, the teeth still intact. And it is not the first, his father tells him. Other remains have been left on the porch as well. Josh is coming home...bone by bone. Other titles by the author include: .Find Me, Winter House, Dead Fam- ous, Crime School, and Shell Game. ... Eclipse - Richard Norih Patterson. American lawyer takes on a nearly impossible cae - the defense of an African freedom fighter against ; ls corrupt government's charge pf murder .... Plum Spooky - Janit Evanovich. According iq legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of nihf But there are things in this Bar rens that are even more fright, cuing and dangerous. And there are monkeys. Lots of monkeys, i Her Forbidden Pirate (Paperback) - Cassie Edwards. In Key West, Florida, 1839, heiress Natalie Palmer is instantly attracted in a chanc meeting to Bryce Fowler, different in every way from her usual pompous, wealthy suitor. But dark treachery swirls around the Keys and threatens their union, even as Bryce realize. that the riches he has pursued a a pirate can never compare with the treasure he has found  Natalie. National Flood Insurance Guide Did you know that floods are the #1 natural hazard in the United States, occurring in all fifty states, and that home- owner's insurance doesn't cover flood damage?-:Order: the NationalFlood Inaranee Guide to find out what flood insurance backed by the federal govern- ment covers and how much cov- erage is available. Flood insurance averages about $1 per day, and there's usually a 30-day waiting period before your coverage is effective. Be sure to protect your home before disaster strikes by ordering the free National Flood Insurance Guide from ,the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Send y o-, name and address to the Federal Citizen Information,-, Cente Dept. 589T, Pueblo, CO 8100 Or call toll free 1 (888) PUEBLO, that's 1 (888) 878, 3256, and ask for Item 589 And visit to place your order online or te read or print this and. hundred of other FCIC publications for free. Forget your excuses - Russell County Official GED Testing Schedule PARTIAL TEST SCHEDULE: January 19, 26; February 2,16, 23 at 4:00 pm FULL/PARTIAL TEST SCHEDULE: " January 14-15; February 11-12 at 5:30 pm All tests will be given at the Russell County Career ' & Technology Center, Building II. ", Participants must register three business days prior to tesiing. Call 889-6507 to register. .. " 'r" Virginians for a Healthy voters support smoke-free poli- Sunday School, 10 a.m, Sunday wor- - ..... Future released the following cies. Everyone has the right to ship 11 a.m., 6 p.m,; Wed. Bible study, 7 p.m. statement commending Gov Tim breathe clean, smoke-free air. OAK GROVE UNITED METHO- Kaine for his leadership in "Virginians for a Healthy DIST CHURCH-2nd & 4th Sundays, introducing legislation making Future remains committed to moming worship 10; church schooi 11. Virg,!nia restaurants smoke free: advocating for comprehensive Hansonville. THE PASSION PLACE-Castlewood. We applaud Governor smoke-free legislation that pro- Worship Sunday 10 a.m., 6 p.m. Kaine for once again taking this tects all Virginians from second- Wednesday Family Bible Study (classes important step in protecting the hand smoke. This includes all for all ages) 7 p.m.; Thursday Passion health of thousands of restaurant public indoor workplaces, as Heart Youth 7 p.m.; Friday Men's Bible Study 7 p.m. For information, call 276- workers and customers in Vir- well as restaurants and bars. The 762-5483. ginia. No one should have to risk General Assembly has had their health in order to earn a ample opportunity to protect the [ ] paycheck or enjoy a night out in health of all Virginians by en- a restaurant or bar. Governor acting smoke-free workplace Deadline for Kaine's continued leadership on legislation, but while legislation I classifieds I this public health issue is com- has passed the Senate, the House [is Tuesday noon!] mendable, of Delegates has chosen to ig- I I There is no longer any nore the serious health consequ- scientific doubt that secondhand ences of secondhand smoke. We serious threat to urge the General Assembly to smoke poses a human health, and an over- make passing smoke-free legis- Driving in Snowy ............... , Weather Don t abandon your ve- hicle unless it"'s absolute- ly necessary. However, if you must, leave it as far off the roadway as pos- sible. Abandoned cars can greatly hamper , snow-removal opera- - St. Paul, Va,i . t-ions.