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Cli ch Valley Ti ..... .] " 'The time has come, the walrus said, 'to talk of many things , ,, ,,::,._,_.=_ .s_oc_. --.,, Thursday, January 31, 2013 ................ Saint Paul, Virginia 50e. ' MORE IMPROVEMENTS...The old Willis Building at the corner of 4 th Ave. and Russell Street is getting some upgrading work on the facade of the building. City of Norton awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter program Wise County has been the area. The Local Board is have a voluntary boardl Qual- chosen to receive $3,500.00 under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program chaired by the Federal Emergency Management .. Agency to supplement emer- : gency food and shelter programs in the area. The selection was made by a ," National Board consisting of re- presentatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, ; Council of Jewish Federations, _ Catholic Charities, USA, Na- tional Council of Churches of ,- Christ in the U.S.A., and United i Way of America which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent. The Board was charged to .distribute funds appropriated by - -Congress to help expand the -capacity of f66d and shelter programs in high-need areas responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds avai- lable under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, focal governmental or private volun- tary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non- profit, 2) have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit, 3) practice non-discrim- ination, 4) have demonstrated the ability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private vol- untary organization, they must around thecountry. The Marsh Regional Blood A Local Board made up of - Center has rescheduled the local civic leaders, service pro- January 17 blood drive at Food viders and clergy will determine City to Thursday, January 31 due how the funds awarded to the City of Norton are to be dis- to snow. The drive will be from 2 pm until 6 pm. ifying organizations are urged to apply. Norton City has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc, The Advocacy Center, Family Crisis Support Services and the Wise County Food Bank participating. Further information on the program or a request for funds made available may be obtained by contacting E. Dennis Horton, Mountain Empire Older Citi- zens, Inc. at (276) 523-4202 or in writing by February 5 to PO Box 888, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219. Blood drive rescheduled for F ood City January 31 Spring race tickets. Food City also gives coupons for $5 off a $25 purchase to each blood donor. If you donate at different locations, make sure it has been tributed among the emergency Along with free t-shirts, all 56 days since last donation. Call food and shelter programs run donors may register to win BMS to confirm 276-679-4669. Calendar of events... AA-Sundays and Tuesdays.'-Big needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Board Stone Gap, 8 pro, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintains a Policy Manual which Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pro, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwnod, 7:30 pro, Clintwood United Methodist Church. COPPER CREEK ELEMENT- ARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm school cafeteria. ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pro, St. Paul Town Hall. ST, PAUL TOWN COUNCIl.- Third Mondays, 6 pro, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- First Tuesday, 1 pm, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, g 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 Com- munication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instrnction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 m, VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. St. Thercse's Neigh- bors Aid Building, new & used clothing for sale. I RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF , SUPERVISORS-First Monday, 6 , pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- Stated Communication, Ist Satur- days, 7:30; School of Instnlction third Thursdays, 7 pm RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Center i conducts a recovery group for sub- ; stance abusers and families iFridays at 10 am Call 276-679- 0810. ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil- dren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 pm, First Baptist Church, Coeburn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-7371. LITTLE LEAGUE-The Clinch River Little League Board meet at 4 pm third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Castlewood. All interested persons are invited to ttend. H.O.P.E. HOUSE-H.O.P.E. Hou- se provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Wise, Ruuell, Dickens, on, Lee, Scott aad Buchanan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers . IIItll!l!i!JIIl!l!l!ll!00ll I I SENIOR CITIZENS-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 M/Tu 9am- 7pro, W/F 9am-5:30pm, Th 9am- 8pro, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 2-5pro. MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Patti, are 9am-5pm Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat urdays, and I lam-7:30pm Tues- days and Thursdays. See Library for special program schedules. DICKENSON-BUNDY-The Dickenson-Bundy Log House is open weekly Thursdays through Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 pm. SOCIAL SECURITY-The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. Phone numbers are 1-800-772v 1213 or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY FRIENDS-Friends of the J. Fred Matlhews Memorial Library, St. Paul meet at the Library on first Thursdays at 4 pm 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 na'me, address and phone number. Transfers welcomed. HEALTH SERVICES-The Wise County Health Departmeut, Wise, is open from 8am-Spin first Thursdays. Clinics will be offered in family planning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and immunizations. Ap- pointments are necessary for all but immunizations. For an appointment, call 762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE-The Tacoma Cmmmmity Center is available for reunions, birthdays and showers. All proceeds rehabilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center. For infor- mation, call 395-6398. 100 TM BIRTHDAY-Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Rnssell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Taze- well coumies who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1- 800-656-2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming 100 'a birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES is available to the public in the library of each school and in each county public library. ,,,Copies of the Russell County 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 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 re- sume, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION-The Ap- palachian Agency for Senior Citi- zens provides disability transport- ation services in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individaals with disabdities, 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. The Group purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." Call William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 or JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Mem- orial Library and help promote the improvement of facilities and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except fol March and December, when the meetings are on the second Tnesday. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIblS-Dicken- son County-Oscar Silcox helps file veterans' claims. For appointment, call 276-835-8847 nights. Coeburn-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and attswer questions at the Coebum VFW Post from 9am- , Church and church-related activities 3:30 pm third Thursdays except Jane. FOOD BANK-First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am at the church. Donations are welcomed. All in need of food are welcome. COMMUNITY CENTER-The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495- 8473. CLOTHES CLOSET-The Wom- en On Mission group at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 am Tuesdays. Anyone who needs clothing is welcome. FREE HlV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confid- ential HIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-201 I; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386-1312. FREE ' GED CLASSES-Free GED classes are offred at the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wed- nesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call I-g00-422-3433. 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 home computers, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more intbrmation, call GED Onliue Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 243). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thnrsday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alternative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-32g-8612 tbr information conceruing GED testing IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In Control, a free diabetes probq'am, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, nd 5-6 pm 2 Mondavs. DANTE LIVES-ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3 " Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pro. GOSPEL SINGING-A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 pm the first Friday of each month at The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad Streel, St. Paul. All are welcome - admissiou is free. BOOK DISCUSSION-Book Discussion Group One of the J Fred Matthews Memorial Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pro. calendar on page 3 I I I IDA appl"{)ves, low bid At its Monday meeting, the St. Paul IDA Board approved the apparent low bid for roof work on the Willis building. The apparent low bid was from Sunshine Construction Company in the amount of $83,000. Chairman Bob Harrison gave an update on the facade work going on with several com- munity buildings. Harrison noted that work is being done at the present to all but four buildings involved in the process. The board then went into closed session. After the closed session, the board voted on a motion by Bill Steele and seconded by Mike Jessee to make a low interest equipment loan to a prospective business locating in the former Bush building. Adult Ed intensifies outreach takers: clock is With less than 340 days re- maining before implementation of the new GED Exam, the Regional Adult Education Program of Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton Public Schools is intensifying its outreach to those who have only partially com- pleted the GED testing pro- cess. The current version of the test will expire at the end of 2013, and all previous income- plete or unsuccessful scores will expire at that time. Beginning January, 2014, students who have already passed any of the five GED subtests but have not completed them all will have to start over using the new com- puter-based format. "It is essential that we let students who are in the process know of this critically important deadline, so we're in a full-court press to get the word out," stated Amy Statzer, GED Student Specialist. "We are e-mailing, calling and sending personal notes to all incomplete and non- passing students from the past The board also authorized Harrison to communicate this information to prospective busi- nesses interested in the building. Attending the meeting were Mike Jessee, Bill Steele, Bob Harrison, Frank Molinary, Secretary Debbie Baca and attorney Linda Tiller. Mayor Fletcher and Councilman Monty Salyer were also present for the meeting. to GED test ticking for completion in 2013 year to let them know if they complete the GED test now, they won't have to repeat any parts they have already passed. Some of these students are just a few points away. They're almost there." Statzer explained that it has never been more important for job seekers and prospective stu- dents to be able to document their GED. Employers are checking educational credentials closely in order to assure em- ployees have the skills needed in an increasingly demanding workplace.. In addition, a GED is a requirement for students seeking major types of student (Continued on page 2) Russell County woman dies in automobile accident Judy Witt, 65, of Cleveland, died as a result of an accident that occurred on Whetstone on Thursday, January 24 at about 9:05 pm. The Witt vehicle, a 2000 Blazer, according to the St. Paul Police was traveling east on 58 and apparently crossed into the west bound lane and collided head on with a 2008 Chevrolet pickup owned by EMI Inc. of Norton. The vehicle was driven Home Comtbrt ciple of thermal siphoning, water constantly circulated from the bottom of the water storage tank through the water font, then back to the top of the tank where it was drawn off for household use. The system was cheap, simple, and reliable, and it work- ed very well. Best of all, it was not grid dependent as long as you had a bucket of coal. A Home Comfort range feat- ured welded unit construction of porcelain-enameled steel inside and out, with a wrought iron top and cast iron grates and linings. by Jerry Couch if your family were middle class in the 1950's, you probably don't know much about heating and cooking with coal burning stoves. But if your father was a miner or a farmer, and you are at least 60 years of age, you will remember these staples of the home very well. Part of every- one's youth was spent carrying wood and coal to feed these stoves, then carrying the ashes away. In the St. Paul area, one of the most popular stove brands for cooking was the massive "Home Comfort" range manu- factured by the Wrought Iron Range Company of St. Louis Missouri. Like many products of that bygone era, it was sold door-to-door by traveling sales- men and then shipped to customers from the factory by rail. The price was about $150, which was a nice chunk of change in those days. Typical wear parts were inexpensive and easy to replace. With good care the stove would last a lifetime, which was what consumers ex- pected in those days. To demonstrate the out- standing features and durability of these stoves to potential customers, salesmen relied upon a scale-model sample which was complete in every detail. The salesman's success depended upon selling one stove to the most gregarious person in the community. Afterwards, other people would see it or hear about it, and they would want one, too. The salesman could then return and harvest addi- tional orders. This is what happened in the South St. Paul community, despite the fact other stove brands were avail- able in local stores in town. The Home Comfort was its own best advertisement. Home Comfort ranges were the heart of the homes they ser- ved. They warmed the kitchen in winter, making it a pleasant place for the family to gather. In summer the heat they generated would almost blister the paint on the walls. In addition to cook- ing, they could be used for heating water in a built-in reservoir, or in tubs or kettles placed on top of the stove. In homes with running water, a cast iron water font could be ordered as an optional accessory and installed in place of the linings on one side of the stove's firebox. The font was connected to a large hot water storage tank, typically located in the corner behind the stove and beside the chimney. Thanks to the prin- by Leonard Gardner, 30, of Norton. Gardner was transported by Med Flight to Bristol Regional Medical Center and underwent surgery for a leg injury. Willie Dingus, a passenger in the EMI vehicle was treated at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton and releasedg No charges have been placed at this time as the accident is still under investigation by the St. Paul Police Department. all kinds, this cookbook included instructions for the harvesting and processing of vegetables, the butchering of farm and game animals, home canning, drying and preserving, tables of weights and measures, and instructions for setting up and using the stove. The back pages of the cookbook were devoted to testi- monials from satisfied customers around tile country, including the names of several local residents. Though the recipes are plain by modem standards, many of them can still be found Home Comfort Stove It was larger than most stoves of the period and had several uni- que features. For example, the interior oven panels could be removed for easy cleaning. Unlike its cast iron brethren, soot did not cling quite as tenaciously to its interior flues. This was important because soot acts as an insulator, interfering with the transfer of heat from the firebox to the stove's oven and cooking surfaces. Because it was made of sheet steel instead of cast iron, the stove could be brought up to operating temp- erature quickly. And because of its extra-large firebox, it held fire longer and without as many fuel or draft adjustments to maintain steady oven and cooktop temperatures. Even so, it was a lot of WORK to use this stove and turning out good meals required familiarity with its unique character. Speaking of good food, an important item included with Home Comfort stoves was the famous Book. in modem cookbooks, some- times word for word. Here's a time-honored recipe from the 1800's which was featured in each subsequent edition of the cookbook. GRANDMA'S POUND CAKE 2 cups sugar (1 lb.) 2 cups butter (1 lb.) 4 cups flour (1 lb.) 10 eggs (1 lb.) Beat the yolks and whites of. the eggs separately; cream the butter, and cream the sugar into it; add the egg yolks and mix well; add the stiff egg whites, alternately with the flour; long beating of air into this mixture is the success of this cake; Grand- ma always beat the mixture with her hand in a large wooden mixing bowl, since it was less tiresome. Put in the oven when you can bear your hand .on the bottom, and gradually increase the oven heat to moderate; bake two hours. A half-pound cake Home Comfort Cook may be successfully made with In addition to recipes of half the quantities.