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Vol. LIX, No. 4 576 EX/C Smalltown Papers 217 W. Cota Street Shelton WA 98584 " 'The time has come!' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, January 26, 2017 Saint Paul, Virginia inia PRESS 50 cents by Jerry Couch On Monday, January 23rd, the St. Paul Industrial Development Authority held its regular monthly meeting at the town hall. The meeting was brief. Lou Wallace spoke to the board about prelimi- nary grading progress at the IDA parking lot between the Fraley build- ing and the Molinary build- ing. She told board mem- bers that most of the paving material has been delivered and 280 tons of stone has been donated by The Rogers Group. Next, Wallace and board mem- bers discussed the potential availability of grant funds for similar projects in other parts of the town. These amount of $500,000 was sourced from the Appalachian Regional Commission. To date, $$236,720 of that grant has been spent. The second grants will be discussed in grant in the amount of greater detail at the next $600,000 was sourced IDA board meeting in from the Industrial February. Revitalization Fund. To Town Treasurer and date, $498,041 of that grant IDA' Secretary Debbie has been spent. Baca reported disburse- St. Paul Main Street ments from two .grants Manager Kathy Stewart being administered by thespoke to the board concern- town to 'fund construction ing the development of St. at the Western Front Hotel. Paul's new Strategic Plan. The first grant in the The plan will be developed during three public ses- sions, all of which will take place in February at the St. Paul Recreation Rooms in the municipal pool build- ing. More information about these meetings is fea- tured elsewhere in this edi- tion of the Clinch Valley Times and on the St. Paul Main Street website: Stewart also spoke to the board about the forth- coming "Business Challenge" being spon- sored by St. PaulMain Street. This is an entrepre- neurial event aimed at encouraging new business- es to open in the Town of St.. Paul. The winning business contestant will receive a cash prize. More information about this event will appear on these pages when plans have been finalized, so watch for it. In other business, the board approved a 90-day extension of an earlier IDA-backed commercial loan for a local business. Meanwhile, interest on the loan is being paid and will continue to be paid by the business owner. After discussion of old and new business was com- pleted, the board went into closed session to discuss acquisition and disposition of property under Virginia Code Section 2.2- 3711(A)(3). Those present for the meeting included Jack Kiser, Frank Molinary, Mike Jessee, IDA Attorney Linda Tiller, IDA Chairman Bob Harrison, IDA Secretary Debbie Baca, Bill Wallace, Harry Kelly, and J.. D. Cassell. More from last week's Council meeting... by Jerry Couch Last week's edition of the Clinch" Valley Times featured an article about the January meeting of the St. Paul Town Council. In that article, two motions pertaining to a zoning change amendment requested by Bobby and Bernice Hill were men- tioned. At press time, the complex content of those motions was not available and could not be included in the article. The follow- ing is a summary (not a transcription) of the two motions. It was prepared by Town Treasurer, Debbie Baca and excerpted from the minutes of the council meeting. This summary is being presented here so that everyone can have direct knowledge of what was said and done. Councilman Salyer made a motion to Not Amend the St. Paul Zoning Ordinance, Article III, Sections 600.0 through 600.8, 1-1 Heavy Industrial District, so as to include "mineral extraction and processing, including underground mining, sur- face mining, extraction and removal of coal, stone, gravel, and sand and simi- lar minerals or raw materi- als and structures and activities accessory there- to, including the trans- portation of minerals extracted, provided that all mining activities are con- ducted in accordance with applicable regulations of the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and pursuant to permits or licenses issued by said department, where applicable." The motion was seconded by Councilman Boardwine and Councilman. Salyer called for the question. A roll call vote was taken: Salyer-Aye ; Bailey-Aye; . Holbrook-Aye ; Boardwine- Aye; Kilgore-Aye; Kelly- Aye. The motion passed 6- O. In regard to the appli- cants' request to modify the language of the proposed text amendment, Councilman Salyer offered a motion to Not Amend the St. Paul Zoning Ordinance in Article III, Section 600.0 through 600.8, 1-1 Heavy Industrial District, so as to include "mineral extrac- tion and processing, including underground mining, surface mining, extraction and removal of stone, gravel, and sand and similar minerals or raw materials, but not coal, and structures and activities accessory thereto, includ- ing the transportation of minerals extracted; provid- ed that all mining activities are conducted in accor- dance with applicable reg- ulations of the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and pursuant to permits or licenses issued by said department, where appli- cable." The motion was seconded by Councilman Boardwine. Following a question from Councilman Kelly asking about the meaning of this motion, Councilman Salyer said the motion is to not amend the zoning. Mayor Fletcher asked for a roll call vote: Salyer-Aye; Bailey-Aye; Holbrook-Aye ; Boardwine-Aye; Kilgore- Aye; Kelly-Aye. The motion passed 6-0. 9 Glorious Church of Jesus - a legacy of service AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Tuesdays: St. Paul, 6:00 pm St. Paul United Methodist Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church. ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pm, St. Paul Town Hall. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL-Third Mondays, 6 pm, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W& S A- Th e Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S. SUPPORT-First Tuesday, l pm, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm 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-Second Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Stated Communication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12- 4th Tuesday, 7 pm. VFW, Riverview, Coebum. RUSSELL CO. BOARD .OF SUPER- VISORS-FIrst Monday, 6 pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256-Stated Communication, 1 st [llUl[lll!jll[!!ll)!l]llll Thursdays, 7:30; School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 pm RECOVEI~Y GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Center conducts a recovery group for sub- stance abusers and fam- ilies Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679-0810. ACOA MEETING-' Adult Children of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 pm, First Baptist Church, Coeburu. Call 762- 0016, 276-395-6588 or 276-679-7371. LITTLE LEAGUE- The Clinch River Little League Board meets at 3 pm third Sundays at Ma Whitenack Little League Field. All inter- ested persons are invit- ed to attend. H.O.RE. HOUSE- H.O.RE. House pro- vides emergency shel- ter for victims of domestic violence in Wise. Russell, Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Buchanan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers needed- training available. Call 1-800-572-2278. SENIOR CITI- ZENS-The Castle- wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 am Wednesdays at the Castlewood Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is invited. The Dante Senior Citizens meet each Monday and Tuesday at 10 am at the Dante Fire Department. Russell County residents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO. LIBRARY-Hours at the Russell County Public Library, Lebanon, are Tue & Thur 10am-8pm; Wed & Fri 10am- 5:30pm; Sat 10-3pm. Closed Sun & Mon. MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, are: 9:30am- 6pm Monday; 10:30am-7pm Tuesday; Closed Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm Thursday and Friday. Saturday Closed. Sunday Closed. DICKENSON- BUNDY-The. Dickenson-Bundy Log House is open weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 to 4 and Sundays 1 to 3. SOCIAL SECURI- TY-The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. Phone num- bers are 1-800-772- 1213 or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY FRIENDS-Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul meetat the Library on first Tuesdays at 5:30 pro. VFW POST 9864- VFW Post 9864, Lebanon. welcomes 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 wel- comed. HEALTH SER- VICES -The Wise County Health Department, Wise, is open from 8am-8pm first Thursdays. Clinics will be offered in family plan- ning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and immu- nizations. Appointments are nec- essary for all but immu- nizations. For an appointment, call 762- 328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILAB LE-The Tacoma Community Center is available for reumons, birthdays and showers. All proceeds reha- bilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center. For informa- tion, call 395-6398. 100TH BIRTH- DAY-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 advise AASC of any upcoming 100th birthday. SUPPORT GROUP-Women sur- vivors of sexual assault are invited to attend Clinch Valley Communication Action, Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- port group meeting with victims of similar situations Mondays, 10:30 am-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 including resume, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422- 3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTA- TION- The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens pro- vides disability trans- portation services in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP-The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 pm first Thursdays, Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. Group purpose is "to leam, to share and to perpetuate family history." William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 See CALENDAR, Page 8 Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 by Jerry Couch PART FIVE Mrs. G. E. Shaut, Secretary ---The Woman's Club of St. Paul held its regular business meeting at the home of Mrs. J. M. Dickenson, May 4, 1917. There was a real good attendance with three new members - Mrs. Morton, Miss Collins and Miss Shelbum. After reading of the minutes reports were heard from the treasurer and the different chairmen. It was decided to pay ten cents a month for dues for the coming year and the domestic art department to meet once a month during the summer months at dif- ferent homes - Mrs. Stover being first to have it. The club decided to furnish Capt. Hurt two barrels of lye - who is to clean up the town. [Note: Lye was used to neutralize waste in privy pits] The books were let out for the first time - not be kept later than two weeks or a fine of three cents a day will be taxed. It was also decided after the members of the book club had read the books, to let the books to outsiders at the rate of ten cents a week. After this business was discussed, the officers for the coming year, which meets in September, were elected as follows: Mrs. Walter Gray, President; Mrs. G. E. Shaut, Vice- President; Mrs. Dr. Cox, Secretary-Treasurer; Chairman, Civic Committee Mrs. L. B Harwell; Mrs. Jones, Associate; Mrs. Bolton, Associate; Chairman, Literary Committee - Mrs. J. N. Greear; Mrs. J. M. Dicket~on, Associate; Mrs. Stqver, ," Associate; Clqairman, Domestic Art Committee Mrs. A. Handy; Mrs. C. B. Morton, Associate; Mrs. Long, Baker, Associate; Mrs. Dr. Cox, Associate; Mrs. Stover, Librarian. Mrs. G. E. Shaut, Secretary ---The Woman's Club of St. Paul met on October 17, 1917 in the directors' room at the bank. In the absence of the president, Mrs. Shaut, the vice-president, occupied the chair. Ten members were present. Dues for September and October were collected. Mrs. J. N. Greear gave a report from the meeting of the Federation of County Clubs which occurred at Norton, October 10th. The work of the Coeburn Chapter of the Red Cross was discussed. The club was invited by Mrs. Greear to meet at her home for the literary and social meeting October 24th. The meeting then adjourned. There was one meeting between October and February in which Mrs. Pugh was elected, and it was decided to contribute $25 to the County Nurse Fund. Mrs. W. O. Cox, Secretary ---The Woman's Club of St. Paul met February 12, 1918 at the bank. Mrs. Pugh, having been elected vice-president to take the place of Mrs. Shaut, occu- pied the chair. Seven members were present. An article in the Roanoke Times on the new L ..... (?) campaign was read. Mrs. Clyde Greear was asked to take charge of the plan for making money to buy the L ...... (?) books and see at once to having linen towel- ing ordered. There being no other business, the meeting adjoumed. Mrs. W. O. Cox, Secretary ---The Woman's Club of St. Paul met in the direc- ~ssociate; Chairman, tors' room of the bank usic Committee- Mrs. C. April 10, 1918 at 4:00 E. Greear; Mrs. H. H. p.m., Mrs. Gray presiding. The roll was called and dues collected. A bolt of toweling was bought from Greear Brother & Hurt [located in the St. Paul National Bank building], the treasurer giving the check for $18.28 in pay- ment thereof. No date of sale of towels was decided upon. Mrs. C. E. Greear, Mrs. Hurt, and Mrs. Clyde Greear were appointed to plan and make the posters for advertising. Mrs. A. Handy was appointed host- ess and decorate the hall. It was decided to ask Mrs. Pugh to make a patriotic address. Committees on refreshments were to be appointed later. Mr. Kennedy was to be asked to take charge of old papers until a carload could be collected. Mrs. Pugh asked the club to purchase a Liberty Bond and it was decided to do so. Adjournment. Mrs. W. O. Cox, Secretary ---The Woman's Club of St. Paul met in the direc- tors' room at the bank on April 22, 1918 at 4:00 p.m. No roll was called or dues collected. The minutes of last meeting were read and approved. A discussion of the L--- --(?) campaign took place and after some objections had been discussed it was decided to continue to work for it according to the original plan. May 23 was chosen as the time of the towel sale. Each member is to be taxed 10 cents for the pur- chase of ice cream. The following members prom- ised to contribute cakes: Mrs. Bolton. Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Phipps, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Dickenson. Mrs. Rasnick, Mrs. C. E. Greear, Mrs. Lee were asked to furnish chocolate and make sauce to serve with cream. The club then Adjoumed to meet May 15th. Mrs. W. O. Cox , Secretary.