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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, February 25, 2016 CHS forensic winners Congratulations to the Blue Devil Drama Team who won the Conference 48 Championship with a score of 81 points. The conference runner-up is Eastside, with a score of 35 points. Of the ten forensics cat- egories, the Blue Devils came away with seven first places, five second places, two third places, one fourth place, and two fifth places. i A special congratula- kions to: Mandi Hyltdn, first place in Extemporaneous ~peaking " Jacob Baker, first place in Original Oratory Noah Young, first place in Storytelling Taylor Chafin, first place in Poetry Tori Long, first place in Dramatic Interpretation Scott Griffith and Noah Patrick, first place in Humorous Duo Michelle McReynolds and Bryce Burke, first place in Serious Duo Casey Rose, second place in Storytelling Savannah Roberson, second place in Prose Trevor Gilbert and Peyton Jessee, second place in Humorous Duo Camryn Cook and Shocky Home, second place in Serious Duo Madison Ray, second place in Impromptu Leslie Murphy, third place in Dramatic Interpretation Kalyn Purtee, third place in Humorous Interpretation Adam Puckett, fourth place in Prose Megan Hayes, fifth place in Humorous Interpretation Jessie Bise, fifth place in Poetry The regional champi- onship is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th, at Twin Springs High School. Break a leg, Blue Devils! Open House at King University High school students can experience campus life on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at King University's Open House event. The open house offers students and their families the opportunity to visit King's main campus in Bristol, Tenn., and talk with King representatives about the admissions process, f'man- cial aid, student life, degree programs, and more. "This Open House allows students and fami- lies to experience college life for the first tune," said Tom VerDow, director of undergraduate recruitment. "High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are thinking far beyond their school walls to determine their collegiate path. This event pro.vides them with a chance not only to experi- er/ce college life but also to gain an understanding of the academic foundations of King, the support they would receive from our faculty and staff, and the welcoming nature of the King community. The Open House is an invalu- able opportunity for a first- hand look at life as a King student." The Open House regis- tration period, which includes refreshments, will begin at 9 a.m. and contin- ue through 10 a.m. Following a 10 a.m. wel- come by King University Interim President, Richard A. Ray, Ph.D., student and parent tracks begin at 10:15 a.m. Participants will break into separate student and parent information ses7 sions on choosing the fight college, making the transi- 'tion from high school to college, and admissions sessions with checklists for the student's high school sophomore and junior years. Q & A panels with current King students dis- cussing their college selec- tion process will also be available. Throughout the day, participants will inter- act with faculty, staff, and current students. Representatives will also be present to offer guid- ance on the admissions and financial aid process. The day includes lunch in the King dining hall and campus tours. Activities will conclude at approxi- mately 1:30 p.m. Lunch is provided for students and up to two guests. "The factors that both students and parents must consider when choosing a college are innumerable,". said VerDow. "The atmos- phere and personality of a campus are important ele- ments in this search. The best way to truly know if a college is the right one is for students and parents to experience it personally."; Students interested in attending the Open House event should contact King's Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or register online " at The Wise County Sheriff's Office reports the following activities for the period of 02/08/2016 through 02/14/2016. Wise Central Dispatch i-eceived a total of 1,281 Calls for this seven-day period. Of . the total calls received 291 were dis- patched to the Sheriff's Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 6. Criminal Process for this period: Served 41 Felony Warrants, 27 Misdemeanor Warrants, 0 DUI Arrests. Civil Process Served: 329 Civil Papers Traffic Accidents: 8 9 Additional Criminal Investigations were initiat- ed and 18 Cleared by Arrest. Sheriff's Office provid- ed 256 man-hours of Court Room Security. Unlocked Vehicles: 18 Escorted Funerals: 3 The Sheriff's Office Total Transport for this period: 5 Total Transport Hours: 15.25 2,257 Visitors to Courthouse. Subscribe to the Times! Call 276-762-7671 Holocaust survivor Martin Weiss to share his story at King University's Bristol and Knoxville campuses Holocaust survivor Martin Weiss, who with- stood the Auschwitz- Birkenau and Mauthausen concentration camps, will share his story on Monday, Feb. 29 at King University's Memorial Chapel in Bristol, Tenn., at 9:15 a.m., and againthat evening at 7 p.m., at King's Hardin Valley campus located at 10950 Spring Bluff Way, Knoxville, Tenn. The event is part of the King University Institute for Faith and Culture's 2015-16 Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the Bristol Herald Courier. Each year King University joins with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in hon- oring and remembering the victims of the Holocaust by inviting a survivor to speak. "From the first year of the Buechner Institute's programming, we have partnered with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum," says Shannon Harris, interim director of King's. Institute for Faith and Culture, "bringing sur- vivors to this area to give their unique testimonies. We value the Museum's mission to cultivate a sense of moral responsibility among our citizens so they can be positive agents when responding to the world's deep needs."; This long standing pro- gram seeks to promote the cause of human dignity around the world and edu- cate present and future generations in the agendas of peace. "Survivor stories are so important to hear, for they remind us that, in the words of William Faulkner, 'The past is never dead. It's not even past.' In a world racked by continuing violence and threats of genocide, when Holocaust deniers can gain traction on the internet, it is important to be reminded Of the realities of history. A history that continues to shape not just survivors, but you, me, this nation, and the world," states Harris. Martin Weiss was born in Jan. 1929 in Polana, Czechoslovakia to Orthodox Jewish parents Jacob and Golda Weiss. He was one of nine children. When Nazi Germany and its allies dismantled Czechoslovakia in 1939, Weiss' life changed dra- matically. Two brothers were conscripted into slave labor battalions and sent to the Russian front. In April 1944, Weiss and his remaining family were transported to the Munkacs Ghetto, then moved to the Auschwitz- Birkenau concentration camp in May 1944, where Marty, his brother Moshe, his sister Cilia, their father Jacob, and two uncles were selected for slave labor. The rest of their family was killed upon arrival. After a brief stay at Auschwitz- Birkenau, Martin and his father were sent to Martin Weiss Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, where' his father would die from exhaustion and starvation. Weiss was liberated in May 5, 1945. Martin Weiss arrived in New York in 1946, after his sister Ellen, who had immi- grated to the United States in 1939, arranged U.S. visas for him, brother Mendl, sister Cilia, and her h,usband Fred. Weiss served in the United States Army during the Korean War before entering the grocery busi- ness in 1955. In 1957, he married Joan Merlis. They have two children and four grandchildren. He has been volunteering at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum since 1998. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://faithandculture.king. edu or contact Dr. Shannon Harris at, 423- 652-4836, or 423-747- 3524. Items of Interest... The 1962 Castlewood High School Class is plan- ning their 54 year reunion July 1 and July 2, 2016. A planning meeting will be held at the Oxbow Center in St. Paul, VA on Wed., Mar. 9 at 1:00 p.m. Call 276-973-6355 for more details. , Homestead Series workshops: March 10- Apple Grafting workshop. Materials fee $20. March 17-Backyard Poultry; April 21 -Back Country Navigation Using a Map and Compass; May 19- Edible Wild Plants; June 16-Amateur' Radio. Workshops are free and open to the public For more information or to reg- ister contact Extension Agent Phil Meeks at 276- 328-6194 or Workshops sponsored by: Virginia Cooperative Extension-Wise County and Norton Community Center-Norton Parks & Recreation. Genealogy Day: The Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host its February Genealogy Day on Saturday, February 27th at 9:30 am at the Chester Inn Board Room. This meeting will be about starting your genealogy research. For more information on our book, genealogy days, or JGS, please visit our web- site,, or email, Gene Hurdt, jgs 1990@ or Chad Bailey, chad- fredb@ The Black Diamond RC&D will be conducting a series of workshops for vegetable growers. The workshops will .be con- ducted in Lebanon on March 8, 21, 28, and April 4, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. The first workshop will be a presentation on organic vegetable produc- tion from Dr. Richard Moyer. The March 21st presentation .will be from Dr. Allen Straw covering a Variety of vegetable pro- duction topics. On March 28th Dr. Straw will be shar- ing information on small fruit production. The final workshop on April 4th will cover insect and disease problems in vegetable and fruit production. The workshops are free; how- ever, registration is required. To register for the program please contact Mandy Worrell at B lackDiamondRCD@ gma or 276-794-7533. Calendar From Page 1 or fullerjr1942@ JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facili- ties 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. Please 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 for March and December, when the meetings are on the second Tuesday. All meet- ings areat 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Coebum-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coeburn VFW Post from 9am-3:30 pm third Thursdays except June. COMMUNITY CENTER- The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495-8473. FREE HIV TESTING-Health "Departments in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confi- dential HIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000:, Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386- 1312. FREE GED CLASSES-Free GED classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offer- ing free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home computer's, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more infor- mation, call GED Online Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Altemative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information concerning GED testing. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pm. 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 pm. NARCONON COUN- SELING- Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or Visit an for the Service in Town Free pickup and delivery in local area sal fees Saint Paul, VA (276) 762-5535