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Vol. L, No. 9 " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things ' " Thursday, February 28, 2008 Saint Paul, Virginia i E 50c ALTERNATIVE TO CELL TOWER A proposal by Alltel representative Tom With the absence of a quo- Hybrid Energy Center, com- proposed Virginia City facility rum, the St. Paul Industrial De- monly referred to as 'the power and how that will impact design velopment Authority Board was plant,' was briefly discussed, re- and capacity changes which will not able to convene its regularly lative to the type of technology have to be made to St. Paul's scheduled February meeting on which will be used (Circulating existing sewage treatment plant. Monday night. Several members Fluidized Bed) as it compares to Members also discussed the were out of town. another type of technology cellular telephone tower which Members who were present, which was recently announced Alltel has announced it plans to however, held an informal dis- as the basis of a large new plant build to serve the St. Paul area. cussion and informatio aal ses- which is planned by another IDA chairman Jim Short shared ion about several vital issues company m West Virginia.with members drawings of a which concern the town. Members also discussed sewage proposal which was made to the The proposed Virginia City treatment requirements of the St. Paul Town Council earlier this month by AUtel representa- St. Paul native one of 2008 tive TomEgan. Egan said that since several potential tower Class of Wonder Women s t e ex o o wouldn't work out, he suggested that the Council consider an named by Multichannel News em twh o wou ow an antenna to be placed on the Stacey Elam Bright, execu- West Hills water tower instead tire vice president and chief of having a separate tower financial officer at Bristol Virgi- Council is scheduled to discuss nia Utilities, is one of 22 women this at its March 10 meeting. who have been selected natio- nally for the 2008 Class of T diti 1 Wonder Women--a list that ra ona honors high-achieving women in music classes Egan, fliseutssed by several IDA Board members Monday night, is now before the the cable, broadband and St. Paul Town Council. The proposal, to be considered March 10, would locate an telecommunications industries. You may think of young antenna sys tem on top of the existing West Hills water tower. Sponsored by Multichannel children when thinking of b T a un News and the Women in Cable learning to play a musical Boucher's High Kno sk Force anne ces Telecommunications (WICT) instrument, but there are great organizations, the Class of health advantages for adults who te 1 p oje pti ibutions Wonder women includes 12 take up playing an instrument or po ntia r cts; acce ng contr Women to Watch and 10 return to playing after a long Wonder Women. Bright was absence. Not the least of these U.S. Repnesentative Rick area. " by the Task" Force is to replace chosen as a 2008 Woman to advantages is the great Boucher has announced a list of The High Knob Task FOrce the former observation tower Watch. socialization Opportunities that potential improvement .projects was assembled by Congressman and to construct associated in- Bright and the other honorees playing a musical instrument can to be undertaken in the High Boucher late last year to un- terpretative facilities for visitors will be singled out at a Wonder Stacey Elam Bright offer. Knob Area, which his High dertake the reconstruction of the which could range from simple Women luncheon to be held at Mountain " Empire Knob Task Force has deve- High Knob Observation Tower, interpretative panels and related the Hilton New York on March loped. The task force is now a popular tourist destination in exhibits at the tower site to the 4. This event precedes the Corporation Commission, and Community College has long soliciting the views of area Wise County which was recent- more comprehensive separate WICT Leadership Conference her efforts have helped pave the been a leader in offering training residents. The public is invited ly destroyed by fife, as well as facility described below. Also on March 5-6. way for municipalities across and education in fields where job to provide cormment on the list other potential improvements to under considerationare: "They're all winners," said the State of Virginia and the opportunities exist and also a of proposed pmrojects, to assist the High Knob area. the full * developing a separate faci- Sandy Friedman, special pro- United States to enter the leader in offering classes and with prioritizimg the order in Task Force was convened on lit), which may include features jects director at Multichannel business of telecommunications, creating cultural events that which they s ould be under- January 8, and its subeommit2" such as a visitors center, News. " ey will be recognized IDA member Bob Harrison showcase our regional musicians qken and to sluggest add,;' o, have been meeting since environmental education center at a lun eon in New ;or"k ity reviewed progress which has and our regional culture. Home or alternative projects g'h]ch that t me. an atttsans' center, an amph - that is one of the best attended been made on plans for reno- Craft Days is one of the most would enhance: the High Knob The first priority identified Coniinuedonp- ge 3) events in the (telecommuni- eating the Hillman House, and prestigious festivals of its kind in " cations) industry." said that if the required steps are the whole eastern USA. At age 35, ,Bright will be taken in good time, then perhaps MECC has the largest of honored along with a literal work can get underway some- traditional music program in the "Who's Who" of professional time in May. state, offering classes in AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big RUSSELL CO, LIBRARY adults with job-reluted skills in- the Oxbow Family Investment women that includes Senior Harrison also reviewed plans beginning banjo, fiddle, Stone Gap, 8 D.m, Episcopal Hours at the Russell County eluding resume writing and inter- Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Chaneh; Wedae~days: Wise, 8 Public Library, Lebanon, are viewing. For details, call 1-800- Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-12 Vice President Kenetta Bailey for the Clinch River Days beginning, intermediate and ).m Trinity Umitod Methodist M/Tu/Th, 9 a.m,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 422-3433 or276-386-2433 noon. Glenun McReynolds is the of Women Entertainment TV, Festival, to be held this year advanced guitar, mandolin, lap Church; Fridays: C~lintwood, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sa 10 a.m,-2 o,m. TRANSPORTATION teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. ).m Clintwood 'United Metho- MATTHEWSLIBRARY The Appalachian Agency for JAMSESS1ON Senior Vice President Jenny May 30, 31 and June 1. The dulcimer, shape-note singing, dist Church. Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Senior Citizens provides disabili- Dante Lives On will host a Jam Storms of Turner Sports; Senior IDA Board will respond to a intermediate and advanced COPPER CREE~K ELEMEN- Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 9 ty transportation services in Buc- Session at 6 p.m. first Fridays at Vice President Tina Waters ofrequest for sponsorship during string-band, and keyboarding. TARY PTA-3Ul] Monday, "7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wedaes- hanan, Dickenson, Russell and the old Pittston building in Dante. Many of the music courses ).m school cafeteeria, days/Fridays/Saturdays, and 11 Tazewell counties to individunl~ All musicians and other interested Comcast, Vice President its March meeting. ST. PAUL IDA EBOARD-Fourdi a.m.-7:30 p.m Tuesdays and with disabilities, regardless of persons are invited to attend. Roxanne Kerr of C-SPAN, and Present for the discussionqualify for teacher certification. Mondays, 7 p.m St. Paul Town Thursdays. See Library for age. Call 1-888-656-22"/2. GEDONLINE Senior Vice President Pearlena were IDA Board members Jim Class enrollment is still Hall. special program schedules. GENEAI,(I~,V GROUP The Regional Adult Education Igbokwe of Showtime. Short, Bob Harrison, Ronald available for these opportunities. ST. PAUL TOWl'N COUNCIL- DICKENSON-BI TNDV The Russell County Genealogy Program is offering free GED Second Mondays, 6 pro Town The Dickenson-Bundy Log Group meets at 5:30 p.m. first Classes online, This service is for "BVU and the City of Bristol Flanary; IDA Clerk Patricia Call 523-7489 or email Hall. House is open weekly Thursdays, Thursdays at the Russe, County quaUf ngandada,|eamers, with recognize that Stacey Bright is Ward; IDA Attorney Linda sboatright@me.vccs.edu for ~tUSSELL COUINTY W&SA- Fridays and Saturdays. 11-4, aqd Public Librery, Lebanon. The or without their own home corn- extremely talented. That's why Tiller; and several spectators, more information. The Russell Country Water & Se- Sundays 1-5 p.m. Group's purpose is "to learn, to puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise wage Authority Bloard of Direc- SOCIAL SECURITY( share and to perpetuate family counties and the City of Norton. she's part of our leadership tor's, 6 p.m. secomd Mondays. The Wise Social Seunritv Office history." For information, call For more information, call GED team," said President and CEO ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 Sunset Salyers, 276-889-0437. On- line Co-ordinator Morel Wes Rosenbalm. "We are proud First Tuesday,p.m Appala- a.m.-4 p.m. Phone numbers are l- .lOIN THE FRIENDS Gore, 1-800-422-3433 (in Scott ehian Agency for Senior Citizens S00-777-121 a or 776-670-%v~ Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- County, 386-2433). of her accomplishments and office, Claypool Hill. Free. LIBRARY FRIENDS thews Memorial Library and help GED TESTING pleased that she's getting well- NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Friends of the J. Fred Matthews promote the improvemunt of faci- GED Testing is available Mun- , lilies and services of the library, day through Thursday and on deserved recognition. Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.rn, Memorial Library St. Paul. meet Send name, address and phone Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter- 'The vice president and Presbyterian Church, Norton. at the Library on third Tuesdays mtmber, with a $5 membership native Ed.ueation Center, Wise. controller of a gas company by CASTLEWOOD LODGE at 4:30 p.m. #231-Stated meetings will be held VFW PO,qT 0864 ,gill to J. Fred Matthews Memo- Call 276-325-86~2 for more the age of 24, Bright was hand- the third Saturday of each month. VFw Post 9864, Lebanon, eel- rial Library, Att'n:Wilma Evans, information concerning GED selected in 2003 to serve as vice The School of Instruction will be comes new members. If you P,O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA testing. hdd on fourth Thursdays at 7. served overseas during arlv war, 24283. Make checks payable to IN CONTROL PROGRAMS president of accounting at ST, PAUL LODGE #343-Se- write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box Friends of the J. Fred Matthews In. Control, a free diabetes BVU s financial department as program, meets at Oxbow Center, cund Thursdays~' 7:30 p.m Stat- 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266, and Memorial Library. St. Paul, 5-6 pro, 2nd Mondays. the company launched its ed Communieatmn; First Thurs- send name, address and 13hone EASTERN STAR day, 7 [xm School oflnstruetiun, nember. Transfers welcomed. Clinch Valley Chapter #152, ALL STAR CAMr advanced broadband OptiNet VFW POST #8652, DAV HEALTH SERVICES Order of Eastern Star, meets each Applications are now being division.In 200, she was CHAPTER 12--4th Tuesday, 7 The Wise County Health De- fourth Tuesday, except for March evaluated for the Ten Star All xm VFW, Riverwiew, Coeburn. partment, Wise, is open from 8 and December, when the meet- Star Summer Basketball Camp, promoted to executive vice NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, a.m -8 p.m. first Thursdays. Cli- ings are on the second 'Tuesday. an invitation only camp. Boys and president and CFO. 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- riles will be offered in family All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. girls ages 10-19 are eligible to Having grown up in St. Paul, burs Aid Build-inlg. new & used planning, pediatrics, school and VETERANS' CLAIMS apply. Past participants include clothing for sale. adult physicals, WIC, Paps and Diekenson County-Oscar Michael Jackson and Tim Dun- Bright is the daughter of a re- RUSSELL CO, BOARD OF immunizations. AI~pointmeuts are Silcoxhelps file veterans' claims, can. Locations include Blacks- tired coal miner and a home- SUPERVISORS -First Monday, necessary for all but immuniza- For appointment, call 276-835- burg, VA, Lebanon, TN, and maker who now works for the 6 p:m Lebanon tions. For an appoint-ment, call 8847 nights, others. Call 704-373-0873. CL1NCHFIELD ]LODGE #256- 76.9-32~-8000 Ccebarn-A Dept. of Veterans TRI-COUNTY PAGEANTS Wise County School System. Stated Commun/caation, I st Satur- FACILITIES AVAILABLE Services representative will assist The Miss Tri.-County Pageants The young executive was the days, 7:30; Schoobl of Instruction The Tacoma Community Center clients and answer questions at will be Saturday, April 5, at the first in her family to attend third Thursdays, 71p.m is available for reunions, birth- the Coebura VFW Post from 9 John 1. Burton High School RECOVERY GROUP-The days and showers. All proceeds a.m.-3:30 p.m. third Thursdays Auditorium, Norton, at 7 p.m. college and after graduating Wise County Menbtal Health Can- rehabilitate the Tacoma School as except June. Age groups include Wee Miss 4- from St. Paul High School, she ter conducts a toe,every group for a Conununitv Center. For Russell Coanty-DAV Service 5-7-6) Tiny Miss 7-8-9) Little studied accounting at the Uni- substance abuser~ and families information, call 395-6398. Officer Perry Johnson assists Miss 10-11-12)Junior Miss 13- Fridays at I0 a.m. Call 276-679- 100TH BIRTHDAY? veteran filing claims third Tues- 14-15, and Miss Tri-County, 16- versity of Virginia, graduating 0810. Ao0alachian A~zencv for Senior days from 2~3:30 p.m at the 21. All contestants may enter the in 1994. Four years later, she VA-KY District Fair Pageants completed a master's degree at ACOA MEETING-Adult Child- Citizens recoDaizes persons in Russell County Public Library, June 2-7 at the Fairgrounds, ren ofAleobolies lment Mondays, Russell, Dickensun, Buchanan l,ebanon. Virginia Polytechnic Institute 7 p.m First BaptiistCbureh, Coe- and Ta:,ewe~l cguntie~ who are Russell County-American Wise. Practice is Thursday, April bum. Call 762-00016, 276-395- 100 years old or older. Call Dana Legion Post 208 Post Service 3, starting with Wee Miss at 6 and State University in Blacks- 6588or276-679-77371. Collins, 1-800-656-2272, to ad- Officer Todd Salyer can assist p.m. Contestants must live in burg. LITrLE LEAGU3E vise AASC of any upcoming with veterans' claims, records Wise County, Norton, or Letcher "l learned about hard work The Clinch Riveer Little League 100th+ birthday, and family assistance. Call him at County, KY, and contestants in and tenacity from my parents," Board meets at 4 p.m third SCHOOL POLICIES 276-88%5884 or276-274-6588 Wee, Tiny, Little and Junior ,[ Sundays at the U~MWA Building The Wise CounN School FOOD BANK divisions can also be from she said. have a strong work in Castlewood. All interested Board maintains a Policy Manual First Baptist Church, St. Paul, Diekenson. Lee and Scott ethic that I attribute to having persons are invited] to attend, which is available to the public in operates a Food Bank each Tees- Counties. Call Barbara Caruso, had an invested mother and a NEIGHIIORitO(DD WATCH the library of each school and in day from 9-11 a.m. at the church. 276-679-2046 or e-mall caru- The Dante Naighlborhood Watch each county public library. Donations are welcomed. All in sob/a@verizon.ne for information father who spent 34 years Program will mecet at 7 p.m.on Copies of the Russell County neodoffoodarewelcome, andapplicatoins, working very hard to provide second Mondays at the Dante School Board Policy Manual have COMMUNITY CENTER THRIFr STORE for our family. All aspects of my Community Buildting. Call 495- been placed in the office and the The West Dante Community The Thrift glare at the old 7007 for infonnatitun,library of each school, and at the Center meets at 7 p.m. first Men- Clinchfield building, Dante, is childhood and the way I was II.O.P.E. HOUSE Russell County Public Library, days. For more information, call open Tuesdays and Fridays from raised, both spiritually and emo- H.O.P.E. House provides emer- ,qI;PPORTGROUP 495-7026or495-8473. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Items maybe tionally, have led me to the gency shelter for victims of do- Women survivors of sexual as- CLOTHES CLOSET donated or purchased. Proceeds mestie violence in Wise, Russell, sanlt are invited to attend Clinch The Women On Mission group go to the Dante Clean Up Crew. place I am now, both as a Dickenson, Lee, S*eott and Bceh- Valley Community Action, Inc./ at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, DANTE I,IVEg ON professional woman and as a anan counties an~d the City of Family Crisis Services' support opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 The Dante Lives On Board meets mother. I give my parents the Norton. Vulunteerrs needed--train- group meeting with victims of a.m Tuesdays. Anyone who at 5 p.m. on 2nd Tuesdays at the ing available. Clall 1-800-572- similar situations Mondays, 10:30 needs clothin~ is welcome, old Clinchfield Office building. A credit." 2278. a.m-12 noon. For information, FREE ltiVTESTING Community Meeting is fourth Bright began her career with A THOUSAND POINTS--TWlCE! Castlewood Lady SENIORC1TIZIENS call Rande Hackler, 276-988- HeulthDepartmeutsintheLeno- Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Penn Virginia Oil and Gas Blue Devil juniors Kayla Gordon, left, and Lorren The Castlewo3od Senior Citi- 5583. or Ranetta Davis, 276-889, wisco Health District offer free BOOK DI~("II~glON zeros meet at 10 a.~.ttk Wednesdays 8206. confidential ttlV testing through- The Book Discussion group of Corporation and later worked at the Castlewo~d Lions Den. FREE AnULTED out theyoar. For information, call g. Fred Matthews Memorial Lib- for Virginia Gas Comp-any and Evans, both stars of the CHS girls' basketball team, Anyone 60 or oveer is invited. Free aduh ed,cation tin are Wise County, 318-8000; Lee Co. rare meets at 6 p.m. fourth Evan Energy Company. each scored her 1000th point during the Rye Cove The Dante ~ qeni~r ('itiren~ available in Lee, Scott and Wise Health Dept 276-346-2011 ; or Thursdays at the Riverside Diner. meet each Mondaay and Tuesday counties and the City of Norton. Sxorr Co. Health Dept, .276- The next meeting will be held on Since 2003, she has been a tournament game on Thursday, February 21. Each at 10 a.m. at the Dante Fire De- Daytime and evening classes for 386-1312, Thursday, February 2S, at 6 p.m key figure in making BVU a girl reached the magic mark with a free throw in the oarlmeut. Russet, Y1 County resi- adults who want to improve their FREE ;gn CLASSES Members wi, scuss Ma/- municipal pioneer in the tele-fourth quarter--within about a minute of each other, dents 60 or older ~are invited, basic skills. Instructors also assist Free GED classeq are offered at te.se Falcon by Dashiell }lammett. communications industry. As Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 company CFO, Bright has tes- and each girl had 24 points for the game! See the story -- - tiffed before the Virginia State of the game on page 5.