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.w Page 2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, February 21, 2013 Of shoes..and ships..and sealing A piece of wood Such a common ordinary thing, yet this particular piece of wood is, for me, anyway, a symbol of many events, many experiences, many happy times. Explaining the importance of this particular piece of wood requires a little background. Once upon a time, many decades ago--it was September, 1952, to be precisemI enrolled aS a freshman at the University of Kentucky. This will not come as a surprise to those of you who visit this column regularly and tolerate my enthusiasm about my alma mater. As a Lexington native who had spent many hours on the UK campus as a child, it had never occurred to me to want to go anyplace else to school. UK, to me, was the ultimate, and I was thrilled finally to be there. Determined to be part of the entire college experience, I looked forward not only to classes, but also to football and, of course, basketball. UK at that time had what were, arguably, the premier football coach and basketball coach in the nation--Paul "Bear" Bryant and, of course, Adolph Rupp. We just didn't know then quite how good--and famous-- "Bear" Bryant was to become. In addition to all that, I looked forward to being part of several campus organizations--I wanted to do it all (and would it surprise you if I told you that I eventually did.'?). Already a huge basketball fan (what Kentuckian wasn't--isn't?), I was disappointed that my first year on the.Scampus was an "off" year for the basketball Wildcats, who were being punished by the NCAA for the sins of another group which had already come and gone. Nevertheless, the 1952-'53 ,team, which included Cliff Hagan and Frank Ramsey, would practice and would ultimately participate in two "Blue and White" games, which, needless to say, were both played before full house crowds m Memorial Coliseum. The Coliseum, which had opened only two years prior to my arrival at UK, was affectionately called "The House That Rupp Built." It was (is) a magnificent arena, which seated almost 13,000 (huge for a college arena at that time), and also contained offÉces and the school's Olympic-sized swimming pool ,(in which I once almost drowned during a swimming classmthat, however, is another story). The Wildcats played in Memorial Coliseum from 1'950 until 1976. During those years, they won 308 games and lost 38--that averages about a game and a half per season. They were that good! Of course, Allen and I have been gone from Lexington for some time when the Cats moved to Rupp Arena, but we've seen them play there many times. Allen and I also saw our only Southeastern Conference Toimaament in Rupp Arena. Several years ago, when they were replacing Se floor, they sold pieces of the old one, embedded in Lucite, as: mementos, and there were a few other pieces available. Always a little wacky about UK bisketball, I did some of my Christmas shopping there, and bought Allen a coffee table made from a piece of the Rupp Arena floor. The report was that the sale of the bits of floor paid for the new floor, as well as providing a significant contribution to the UK Basketball Museum and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (the Kentucky High School Tournament is played at Rupp.) Letters to the editor.. Readers are invited to write letters on matters of general interest to the public. Letters do nbt necessarily reflect the philosophy or editorial policy of this newspaper, which reserves the right to edit letters. The Clinch Valley Times will not print unsigned letters. €,7,,r ,?el 7bE, Hey kids[ Become Children can become Star Readers at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. Stop by the ;:,,library and pick up a reading log. Read 50 books and you will :i.become a Star Reader[ Get your iiClinch River 00iielub news i Submitted by: Barbie Gordon, Club Reporter The newly formed Clinch • River Photography Club, created by local artist Patsy PhillipS, held its fu'st meeting on January 15th to gather about 15 "shutter bugs" into an organized group. We met at the St. Paul Railroad Museum• Many ideas were dis- cussed for monthly themes, the countless choices of field trips, showcasing the club members' work in upcoming festival con- tests, and hosting guest speakers for our meetings. The brain- orming was a lot of fun as the :creativity began to flow. Taking full advantage of social media, our Facebook page was popping with beautiful works & new iidditions to the club. Several -leople ,plan. to "f0How" the club via Facebook if unable to • ,physically meet with us. The 2fiaore the merrier! : S Scheduling the second ::eeting for February 19th, it .... ffas decided the therfie would be 'LOVE'. Members were to bring :1"o the Editor: Since basketball is in season, I thought I would share this chuckle with you. "Hey ref, did you lose your cell phone? You just missed another call." No disrespect intended to all the refs that help make our sport of basketball possible, Thei r job isn't an easy one and they catch a lot of"flaek." Geo. Larry McReynolds Castlewood . a Star Reader picture in the paper, win a prize and have your picture put on our wall of Star Readers• For more information about this program stop by the library or call 276- 762-9702• Photography in photos of his/her personal interpretation of "LOVE" and at that meeting 20+ members held a secret ballot voting for their topthree favorites• The winners were: First : Mary Odle Hileman, A horse drinking from a flooded field Second : Miled Meade, Children in Sepia Third : Tracy Ingle Hill, Pages of a book displayed as a golden glittery heart with the caption, 'A true love story never dies' Tied with: Elizabeth Gibson, a grey squirrel on an old fence post Please join us on Facebook where 39 members post in- spiring images daily and at the St. Paul Railroad Museum on March 19th at 6:30 pm for our next meeting where we will display photos with the theme of "SPRING"! EMAIL: ClinchRiverPhotography@group wax.. by Ann Young Gregory During my years at UK, and Allen's years after that, I saw many wonderful things at Memorial Coliseum. I was there the night that Vernon Hatton (only those who've bled blue for many years probably remember Hatton)--the night that we were playing the Temple Owls, featuring Guy Rodgers, and were in the second overtime. With only one second on the clock, UK- was behind by two. The ball was tossed in to Hatton, who was standing at the center court line. He whirled, shot, and the ball went in the basket to tie the score (no three-pointers in those days). UK eventually won in the third overtime. I was there the night that UK alumni officials drove a baby blue Cadillac convertible onto the floor during halfiime of a game--it was a gift to acknowledge and celebrate Adolph Rupp's twenty-fifth anniversary at UK. Most of Coach Rupp's All-Americans were in attendance, and as they were introduced, they walked from their seats down to the floor and circled the court--there were that many! I was there during the 1953-54 • seasonCoach Rupp's only undefeated season-- when Hagan, Ramsey and Lou Tsiropolous staged "show time" during the last part of nearly every game they played. What a great season--and what a lot of super basketball games were played that year! In addition, during my time at UK, I heard Stan Kenton's orchestra .play in the Coliseum, and Victor Borge play the piano, among a number of others concerts. Later on, at a Homecoming Event, we attended a Bob Hope performance at the Coliseum. I was also there on May 28, 1956, sitting in a chair on the floor of Memorial Coliseum with the rest of my class, for commencement exercises. Three years later, in 1959, Allen sat in virtually the same spot and thirty years later, in 1986, our daughter Peyton sat there, as well, as she received her degree from UK. What a lot of great experiences--unforgettable ones to a dyed-in-the-wool UK fan, and I'll remember them always. I was interested, then, to read in the Lexington Herald-Leader online that the original floor at Memorial Coliseum (the one that was installed when the arena was built in 1950) was being replaced. Since it wasn't a removable floor, like the one in Rupp Arena had been, it was harder, to take up, and so officials determined that processing it to sell wouldn't be practical. So the decision was made to toss the floor--except for the two lanes, the spot on center court where Vernon Hatton had stood to make his • 'famous shot against Temple and a couple of other prime spotsthose would be saved for posterity (probably at the Basketball Museum.) The newspaper story said that fans had been raiding the dumpster where the pieces of floor were being tossed, so I immediately got busy and e-mailed my dear friend Tillie. Knowing that Tillie is almost as Saving money: vs. name brands A four-week series provided by the Castlewood High School Future Business Leaders of A'merica (FBLA) American Enterprise Team by Jessica Helbert and Chassidy Salyer, Chairpersons. This will be our last article in our four week series, and the CHS FBLA American Enterprise Team would like to thank you for your interest in our project. This past week, we conducted our own experiment to deter- mine whether or not store-brand products could stand up to their name-brand competitors in both price and taste, since both are major factors, for you to consider when choosing which product is right for you. Our first activity was per- formed at the Castlewood High School After School Reach Program. We had five students and two teachers take part in our 45 minute session. At the beginning, we had a short lesson on how to read price, nutrition, and ingredient labels. The main point that we stressed about price labels is the importance of comparing the unit pricing. Fol- lowing this short lesson, we played a game allowing the stu- dents and teachers to determine which brand of each item was the best price. We also con- ducted our own taste test. Everyone who attended was able to taste at least some, if not all, of our samples. Of the items we randomly selected, two of the name-brand products had the lower price, nine of the store-brand items were cheaper, and one product had equal prices for both the store-brand and the name-brand. Most of the students who at- tended our session believed that they could easily determine which product was the name brand, especially those to which they have been loyal to for a long time. Many had no doubt in their mind that the extra money they had been paying just to buy their favorite brand was well spent. However, from the very beginning of the taste test por- tion of our activity, most of the testers were surprised• After carefully comparing the two brands, they were sure they store-brands knew which product' was the name-brand. But to their sur- prise, many of them had actually_ chosen the store-brand come petitor as the winner. Father into the game, patti-', cipants were becoming even more determined to correctly guess the brand name product, but the results remained pretty. even throughout. Some dedi-i " cated cheerio fans who "knew" which one was obviously the name-brand were shocked to learn that they were actually eating the off-brand. In some cases, the testers admitted that they do not even like the name- brand but that they would eat the off-brand equivalent. Other pro- ducts resulted in a tie between the two, and some of the name- brand products were chosen as the better of the two options. As another part of our pro- ject, we needed to reach out and educate and inform the com- munity as well. In order to do this, we also set up a booth at the Tuesday night basketball game and performed a shortened version of the same activity. We had samples of some foods out to be tested and we also taught the community the importance of reading labels to determine which prices were the best, and gave examples of how to do so. Overall, the results at the com- munity program were similar to those at the afterschool program earlier that same day. The results of our project have been a success and we would like to thank each and every one of you that have read an article, participated in our game and survey at the ball- game, or sent us comments. If you have compared different brands, we would like to know how you felt about them. Were you satisfied? Would you switch products? Did the cheaper brand stand up with its more expensive competitor? Although this is the last portion of our four week series, the American Enterprise Team would still love to hear your comments and thoughts on brand name products vs. store name products. Please get involved today by sending your comments .. ,, to sherry@russell.k nuts as I am, I knew that she wouldn't laugfftoo hard at therequest I was to make of her. And she didn't. The next day, she e-mailed me that she HAD gone by Memorial Coliseum (in the driving rain), and one of:the workers brought her a piece of the Memorial Coliseum floor for me. :Just a piece of wood? No, much more than tlaat-- it's a piece of the past filled with wonderful memories that I'll treasure forever! Lays Hardware Center for the Arts announces schedule Coming up at Lays Hardware Center for the Arts located at 409 Front Street in downtown Coeburn: Every Thursday night, Jam Sessions, 6:30-10:30 (doors Join the Healthier Wise County Coalition -Next meeting is Thursday, February 28 at Wise County Health Department- Do you or someone you love  Improving health outcomes "We encourage citizens with open at 6:00)• No charge for admission. Open to musicians and spectators. Every Friday night, Live bluegrass, 7:00 pm, $5/adults, $1/children 6-12, under 6 ad- mitted flee. March 1: Benny Jones & CMT Country March 8: Charlie MarShall Band have a chronic disease? Are you interested in fighting the epi- demic of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and making a healthy difference in the lives of your friends, your family and your community? If so, then join the growing number of people in Wise County who are working, to fight chronic disease and im- prove health by: Eqcouraging prevention through active living and healthy lifestyles; Identifying and removing barriers to healthy living; Identifying chronic health conditions and unmet needs in the community; and related to chronic diseases Anyone can join this effort simply by attending the monthly meetings of the Healthier Wise County Coalition, the last Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Wise County Health Department, 134 Roberts Ave. in Wise. The next meeting will be on" Thursday, February 28. The Coalition's guiding mission is to improve the health of individ- uals living in Wise County through prevention and educa- tion. The Coalition. is open to individuals, families, churches, local businesses, local govern- ment, healthcare professionals, and other organizations• Scholarship Virginia Association for Family and Consumer Education scholarship application forms are available from the Wise County Family and Community Educa- tion Scholarship Chairman. The following scholarships are offered by VAFCE: The Ella G. Agnew scholar-' ship is to be used by high school seniors seeking training for a nursing career, OR in the field related to the medical profession• The amount of this scholarship shall be $I000.00. application forms who is currently in college/uni- versity or who has been accepted for the first time to complete or improve education in any field. The minimum scholarship shall be $1000.00. The applicant should not be currently enrolled in high school. Any applicant that is not selected may apply for consideration in another year. concerns about preventing chronic disease in our com- munity to attend," says Shirley Miller, senior health educator for the LENOWISDCO Health District• "Input from individuals, local businesses, schools, em- ployers, community organiza- tions and health care providers is vital. Working together we can create and sustain a healthy community in which to live, learn, work and play." For more information, con- tact Shirley Miller at 276-328- 1916 or or Lona Roberts at 276-328- 8232. now available The VAFCE does not dis- criminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or political affiliation. For more information or application forms, please call 328-6194. All forms must be completed and postmarked by May 1, 2013. March 15: Raisin Cain featuring the Center Stage Cloggers March 22: Hollow Ground March 29: Bluegrass Circle ' h .... I Clinch Valley Times -. MEMBER :VIRGINIA PRESS ASSOCIATION • Published weekly in St. Paul, VA 24283, by the CLINCH VALLEY PUBLISHING CO., INC. The Clinch valley Times serves the four-county area of Wise, Russell, Dickenson and Scott, with offices and plant located in the CLINCE VALLEY TIMES building, 16541 Russell Street. Perio- dicals postage is paid at the Post Office in St. Paul, VA 24283, SPRING CLEAN-UP AT TEMPLE HILL MEMORIAL PARK Ann Young Gregory Editor Allen Gregory. Advertising Susan Trent Adv./Graphics The Maude E. Wallace scho- larshi p is a general scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior planning to further his/her education in any field• The amount of this scholarship shall be $1000.00. The Mrs. Guy Roop scholar- ship is awarded to a mature adult 1 I ANNUAl., SUBSCRIPTIONS: With mowing season near and because of the Ii 24 ztp codes elsewhere $32 50 I floral and safety'regulations wewould liketotake I! 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