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t~ NATIONAL Vol. LV, No. 10 L ....... ) " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, March 7, 2013 Saint Paul, Virginia 2013 CASTLEWOOD GIRLS BASKETBALL...Cumberland District regular season and tournament champions, Region D runners-up. Left to right, front row, Kacie Jessee, McKinley Isaacs, Caitlyn Fleming, Erika Hubbard, Corey Purtee. Second row, Sydney Elam, Sydney Ellis, Lexie Kennedy, Haley Crabtree, Sam Couch. Not pietdred, Candida Scarberry. Back, Coach Barry Ruff. At their regular monthly of the properties. The town will meeting, the St. Paul .IDA be making an offer to purchase received their 'audit report for the Lyric Theater as part of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. downtown project. The audit report, done by Larry The board .also approved a Sturgill, CPA found no issues or donation of $3,500 to the Clinch material weaknesses in the River Days Festival. financial reporting of the St. There was a brief discussion Paul IDA. The report showed concerning efforts to bring IDA assets of $1,012,638, industry to the Bush building. reflecting an increase in from the 2011 audit Chairman Bob Harrison said the contract has been awarded and work on the Willis Building roof should begin by the middle of March. It was reported that the downtown fa~:ade work will continue into the spring. Construction contracts have been awarded on all but three properties and work is substantially complete on seven I I Ill I n __ ~._ /,J" -~ 50c the St. Paul IDA have talked with prospective entrepreneurs. Board members present were Jack Kiser, Frank Molinary, Mike Jessee, Bob Harrison, Bill Steele, Harry Kelly and J.D. Cassell. Others attending the meeting were Secretary Debbie Baca and Councilman Monty Both Russell County IDA and Salyer. Pre-K informational meeting There will be a Title I/VPI of these informative meetings. Pre-K informational meeting on Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm at the Wise Cou- nty Public Schools Education Center behind the School Board Office building. All parents/guardians of 4 year old children (children must be 4 years old by September 30, 2013) are invited to attend one Come learn about the Wise County Public Schools Pre-K program. Ask questions and receive information about the requirements for attendance, the application process and the curriculum being used in Pre-K classrooms. For more informa- tion please call the Title I Office at 328-6220. During Red Cross Month, honor the Everyday Heroes who help our communities During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross re- cognizes the nation's Everyday Heroes who give of themselves and in some way help their community. "Please remember those who help all of us here in our com- munities by giving their time to help their neighbor," said Felisha Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross is synonymous with helping people, and has been doing so for more than 130 years. The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year in this country, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those af- local emergencies, assisted more than 260 military families and trained over 4,000 people in lifesaving skills. And, people from this area donated hundreds of units of lifesaving blood products. "Red Cross Month is a great time for people to become part of the Red Cross and there are McNabb, Executive Director, fected. It provides 24-hour many different ways to do it," Mountain Empire Chapter. "We support to members of theMcNabb said. "They can devel- want to thank our heroes during military, veterans and their op a preparedriess plan for their CONTINUED WO -RK...King Construction is continuing to work on the Willis .. Red Cross Month - our families - in war zones, military household, become a Red Cross Building on Fourth Avenue. The windows are being boarded up until more work volunteers, blood donors, class hospitals and on military volunteer, give blood, or take a can be done on the roof and inside of the building. New windows will be takers and financial supporters installations around the world; Red Cross class, just to name a later. who help us assist those in collects and distributes about 40 few." need." March was first proclaimed as Red Cross Month 70 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since 1943, every president, including President Obama, has designated March as percent of the nation's blood supply and trains more than seven million people in first aid, water safety and other life- saving skills every year. Locally, the Mountain Em- pire Chapter responded to 136 The Red Cross is not a : C 're"s one_ a u ,r,t,%scrz-"on government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar given to the Red Cross is invested in helping people in need. nil AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Board 3:30 pm third Thursdays except Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintains a Policy Manual which June. Church Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, SENIOR CITIZENS-The Castle- is available to the public in the FOOD BANK-First Baptist Trinity United Methodist Church. wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 library of each school and in each Church, St. Paul. operates a Food Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm,am Wednesdays at the Castlewood county public library. Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am Clintwood UnitedMethodist Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is ,,,Copies of the Russell County at the church. Donations are Church. invited. School Board Policy Manual have welcomed. All in need of food are COPPER CREEK ELEMENT- The Dante Senior Citizens meet been placed in the office and the welcome. ARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm each Monday and Tucs:lay at 10 bhrarv of each school, and at the COMMUNITY CENTER-The school cafeteria, am at the Dante Fire Department. Russell County Public Library. WEst Dante Community Center ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Russell County residents 60 or SUPPORT GROUP-Women meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For Mondays, 6 l~m, St. Paul Town older areinvited. - survivors of sexual assault are more information please call 495- Hall. RUSSELL CO. LIBRARY- .invited to attend Clinch Valley 8473. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Hours at the RussellCounty Public Communication Action, CLOTHES ~LOSET-The Wom- Third Mondays, 6 pro, Town Hall. Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu/Th Inc./Family Crisis Services" sup- en On Mission group at First CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The 9am-8pm; W/F9am-5pm;Sa port group meeting with victims of Baptist Church, St. Pafil, opens a Castlewood Water & Sewage 10am-2pm similar situations Mondays, 10:30 Clothes Closet fiom 9-11 am Authority Board of Directors, 6 MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours am-12 noon. For information call Tuesdays. Anyone who needs pm second Mondays. at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Rande Hackler, 276-988-5583 or clothing is welcome. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- Library, St. Paul, are 9am-5pm RanettaDavis, 276-889-8206. FREE HIV TESTING-Health First Tuesday, l pm, Appalachian Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat FREE ADULT ED-Free adultDepartments in the Lenowisco Agency for Senior Citizens office, urdays, and l lam-7:30pm Tues- education classes are available in Health District offer free confid-i Claypool Hill. Free. day's and Thursdays See Library Lee, Scott and Wise counties and ential HIV testing throughout the NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- for special program schedules, the City of Norton. Daytime and year. For information, call Wise Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm DICKENSON-BUNDY-The evening classes for adults who County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Presbyterian Church, Norton. Dickhnson-Bundy Log House is want to improve their basic skills. Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231- open weekly Thursdays through Instructors also assist adults with Health Dept. 276-386-1312. Stated meetings will be held the Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 job-related skills including re- FREE GED CLASSES-Free third Saturday of each month. The pm. sume, writing and interviewing. GED classes are offered at the School of Instruction will be held SOCIAL SECURITY-The WiseFor details, call 1-800-422-3433 or Oxbow Family' Investment Center, on fourth Thursdays at 7. Social Security Office is open 276-386-2433. St. Paul, Mondays and Wed- ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Mondays-FridayS from 9am-4pm TRANSPORTATION-The Ap- nesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Stated Corn- Phone numbers are 1-800-772- palachian Agency for Senior Citi- Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. munication; First Thursday, 7 pm 1213 or276-679-7633. " zens provides disability transport- Call 1-800-422-3433. School of Instruction. LIBRARY FRIENDS-Friends of ation services in Buchanan, GED ONLINE-The Regional VFW POST #8652, DAV the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell Adult Education Program is CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 Library, St. Paul meet at the counties to individuals with offering free GED Classes online. pm, VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. Library on first Thursdays at 4 pm disabilities, regardless of age. Call This service is for qualifying and NEIGHBORS AID=Thursdays VFW POST 9864-VFW Post 1-888-656-2272. adult learners, with or without 9:30 to t2. St. Therese's Neigh-' 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new GENEALOGY GROUP-The their own home computers in Lee bors Aid Building, new & used members. If you served overseas Russell County Genealogy Group Scott and Wise counties and the clothing for sale. during any war, write VFW Post meets 5:30 pm first Thursdavs, City of Norton. For more RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, Russell County Public Library, information, call GED Online SUPERVISORS-First Monday, 6 VA 24266 and send name, address Lebanon. The Group purpose is Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- pm, Lebanon. . and phonenumber.Transfers "to learn, to share "and to 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- CL1NCHF1ELD LODGE #256- welcomed, perpetuate family' history." Call 2433). Stated Cofiamunication, 1st Satur- HEALTH SERVICES-The WiseWilliam T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 GED TESTING-GED Testing is days, 7:30; School of Instruction County Health Department, Wise, availableMonday through -third Thursdays, 7 pm is open from 8am-Spin first JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Thursday and on Saturdays at the RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise Thursdays. Clinics will be offered Friends of J. Fred Matthews Mere- Wise Co., Alternative Education County! Mental Health Center in family planning, pediatrics, orial Library and help promote the Center, x,Wise Call 276-328-8612 conducts a recovery group for sub- school and adult physicals, WIC, improvement of facilities and for inforrmation concerning GED stance abusers and families Paps and immunizations. Ap- services of the library. Send name, testing. Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679- pointments are necessary fur all address and phone number, with a IN CONTROL PROGRA.MS-In 0810. but immunizations. For an $5 membership gift, to J Fred Control, a free diabetes program ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil- appointment, call 762-328-8000. Matthews Memorial Library; P.O meets at Oxbow Center St. Patti dren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, FACILITIES AVAILABLE-TheBox 1976, St. Panl, VA 24283. 5-6 pm 2na Mondays. 7 pro, First Baptist Church, Tacoma Community Center is Make checks payable to Friends of DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Coeburn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- available for reunions, birthdays the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 6588or276-679-7371. and showers. All proceeds Library follhowit0heatC700 :nm3ratITUesda'sattl:eD~tyteMMt:~u~ LITTLE LEAGUE-The Clinch reha, bilitate the Tacoma School as EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley River Little League Board meet at a Community Center. For infor- Cfiapter #152, Order of Eastern ng : p 4 pm third Sundays at the UMWA mation, call 395-6398. Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, GOSPEL SINGING-A Gospel Building in Castlewood All I00rlt BIRTHDAY-Appalachian except for Marcia and December, Singing will be held at 7 pm the interested persons are invited to Agency for Senior Citizens when the meetings are on the first Fridav of each month at The attend. . recognizes persons in Russell, second Tuesday. All meetings are Celebratio]l Center, 16607 Broad H.O.P.E. HOUSE-H.O P.E. Hou- , Dickenson, Buchanan and Taze- at 7:30 p.m. Street, St. Paul. All are welcome - se provides emergency shelter for well counties who are 100 years VETERANS' CLAIMS-Dicken- admission is free. victims of domestic violence in old or older. Call Dana-Collins, 1- son County-Oscar Silcox helps file BOOK DISCUSSION-Book Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Lee, 800-656-2272, to advise AASC of veterans' claims. For appointment, Discussion Group One of the J. Scott and Buchanan counties and any upcoming 100~h birthday, call 276-835-8847 nights. Fred Matthews Memorial Library the City of Norton. Volunteers SCHOOL POLICIES Coebnrn-A Dept. of Veterans meets fourth Thursdays (.except Services representative will assist November and December are clients and answer questions at the combined in early December) at .... Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 by Jei'ry Couch This week we will continue with the second in a series of articles about "Greystone" and the families who have lived there. "to an accumulator tank. There, it was pressurized for delivery to individual fixtures through a maze of pipes. Slight pressuri- zation was required in order to ensure the gas jets in lighting Architect D. R. Beeson set to fixtures burned evenly without work drawing up plans for fading or flaring up. Too much Greystone in September of 1907. pressure, however, could mean In 1908, the Cozzoli'no brothers ~,~i ~ an explosion. Carbide lighting received the contract to begin !Ji~' systems were generally reliable, construction of the house. Then, ~ ...... but they were messy, required according to legend, approi- ~ close attention to ensure safety, mately one hundred men labored and burned with considerable for one year to build Greystone. odor, hiss, and heat. Light Limestone for the walls was fixtures also left a dull residue quarried from the basement as on walls and ceilings because well as other nearby locations, the flames weren't clean and Sandstone for accents was ob- they also incinerated lint floating tained locally as well. in the air. Compared to candles For those of you who aren't and kerosene lamps, gas was a stonecutters or stonemasons, miracle. People considered its limestone for building is intense glare and other draw- quarried "green." Rock that has backs to be insignificant been freshly unearthed is softer James Emmet Duff compared to its benefits. and therefore is easier to split as a young man and dress. Upon being exposed plete without one. A large laun- to air, limestone gradually be- dry room was located directly comes lighter in color. It also beneath the kitchen. It featured becomes harder and more pol- set-tubs ,for pre-soaking and ished when exposed to weather, plenty of space for drying the ~~ For this reason, it has been a wash" during inclement weather. ~. ,,- preferred building material for A laundry chute fi'om the floors ~'~"~ centuries. AnCient examples of above saved steps for the limestone construction include family's live-in maid. Because -.~ l~eforewintetaetsinin~taU the Roman aqueducts and the Greystone was built with every UNION CARBIDE GAS Great Pyramid of Cheops in modem convenience of its time, Egypt, which was originally a large coal bin was located Greystone--s first floor was covered with an exterior casing between the boiler room and the designed for entertaining. A of limestone. If you want your laundry, accessible to both. The side entrance beneath a porte- house to last, limestone is the behemoth boiler for the cir- cochere, led to a reception hall. way to go. Greystone's purpose was to culating hot water system pro- The porte-cochere allowed vided the house with ample heat guests to alight from their car- provide a backdrop for the up- from cast iron radiators in every riages or newfar/gled auto- per-class Edwardian Era lifestyle room. In addition to central mobiles without the ladies Emmet Duff had worked to heat, each of the principal rooms worrying, about rain spots on achieve for his family. Obvi- featured coal-burning fireplaces; their silk dresses or mud on their ously no one in Russell County eight of them in all. They were satin slippers. First floor rooms had ever lived this way, but Duff perfect for taking the chill off a included a library, living room, was an educated and ambitious cold morning or evening without parlor, dining room, and bath- man. He had traveled and had heating the entire house. , room. The wide front hall had seen and experienced the Because electricity wasn t featured an impressive stairway way the rest of the world lived, available twenty four hours a - perfect for the home of a~ He wanted more, and he got it. day in 1908, and could belumber baron. Service areas5 One advantage to living atop somewhat unreliable, a gas included a pantry, kitchen; a hill is a high and dry basement, generating machine was located lavatory, and a service stairway~ Greystone's basement was de- in the basement at Greystone. which gave access to the signed to provide service areas There were several methods of basement and ~ second floor: for a variety of domestic tasks, generating gas for domestic use Decorative features included art; There was a dairy where milk in those days, with carbide being glass in the windows of some? could be kept in cool spring the most common. To create rooms; yellow glass in the? water in a trough-like copper gas, carbide pellets were placed bathroom, blue glass in the~~ sink, or processed into butter, in a tank where water was intro- dining room, and rose-colored.'--- Adjacent to the dairy was a wine duced by means of a regulated glass in the main hallway. The7 ~ cellar. No gentleman's home of drip. The resulting acetylene first floor also featured num-~;ii that era would have been com- gas was then.filtered and piped (Continued on page 2)