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X - Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Kiwanis Club celebrates90th year In 1923, AdolfHiiIeriled the ians motto. This international Book. the Eliminate Proiect (Ki- /klazi Party in failed c.oup d'etat organization, which has more wanis International and UNICEF attempt in Germany',-.an earth- than 600,000 members, adopted joined tbrces to eliminate mat- quake destroyed one-third of 'a new motto, "'Serving the ernal and neonatal tetanus hich Tokyo; President W'fflYen. G. Children of the World," in 2005. kills nearly 60.000 innocent Harding fell ill and die in office Kiwanis International worldwide babies and a significant number leaving Calvin Coolidge as pres- organization boasts more than " of women each-year, and man ident; the United Stat s popula- 600,000 members in more than more children and community tion was I1,947,000; the cost of 80 countries who invest a total a first-class stamp was $0,02; of seven million hours and $100 Miss America was Mary Camp- million back into their corn- bel1. from Ohio; Russian immi- munities each year. graOt Vladimir KosmaZworykin The club sta ed off with a patents the iconoscope, the first membership of fifty men who television transmission tube; whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine was developed; the Ten Commandments was directed by Cecil B. DeMille; and the first meeting of the Coebur .Kiwanis was held on March 8 J923. In the history of the human race we find there are certain-days that ean much to indiv uals, or- ganizations, towns, cities, states and nations. This prir] iple cer- tainly applies to the town of Coeburn nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains off Virginia. There are two days that mean much. to Coeburn. first one is the birthday, February 23, 12894, her charter was, approved the town became a corp- believe in and live for com- munity development. On the evening of March 8, 1923, the first club meeting was held at Kiser's Caf6, at which time the first officers and directors of the club were elected and installed. At this meeting, guests included George A. Selig, International Field Representative, and sev- eral representative members of the clubs from Norton and Big Stone Gap, Virginia. The officers and directors elected and in- stalled at this meeting were as follows: J.D. Clay, Jr., President; C.O. Ramsey, Vice-President; R.N. Havens, Secretary; W.S. Dodd, Treasurer; J.R Lay,' District Trustee; Directors, J.L. projects. "Kiwanis Club of Coeburn calls children our number one priority," said Club President Jess Powers, "but like all other clubs, we try to help our com- munity too. And celebrating 90 years of community service," Powers said "gives us the chance to celebrate the Kiwanis Club of Coeburn's rich past and extra- ordinary community support to help and encourage us to keep our spirit high as we work toward a more prosperous future for our community.`• The Kiwanis Club of Coe- burn has 20 members from the Coebum area including: Jess Powers, president; Robert Led- ford, President Elect; John Wright, Secretary; Detta Davis, Treasurer; members, Bill Dotten, Albert Elkins, Bruce Funk, Garland Hall, Joe Hilton, Mike Holbrook, Bill Hunsaker, James onnecl by Karen Gent n. On February 1, 2013, South- west Regional Adult Education (SRAE) hosted a Pluggedln VA Statewide Expansion Training with 47 participants from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Russell oration and a real, sure-enough Addington, W.S. Murphy, J.C. Kilgore, Joe Kilgore, Verl Kil- County Career and Technology adult education programs and working town with a fuiure. The Smith, J.C. Dawson, B.Y. Perry, gore, Marty Large, Charlie Center. Even though itwas an community colleges across the second day that means•so much W.C. Franks and W.M. Huffman. McConnelll Sol Miller, Robby extremely cold, snowy day and state who are preparing to im- to Coeburn is March 8; t923, the After nine decades of ser- Robbins, Shirley Robbins, and Russell County Schools were plement PluggedIn VA pro- day of Coeburn's second birth, vice, the Kiwanis Club ofRick Sturgill with Jim and Kathy grams in 2013. The attendees The day Kiwanis Club No. 974, Coeburn will celebrate their 90th Wampler as honorary Kiwan- Russell County have received state planning of CoeburnVirginia was chart, year of service to the Coeburn ians. " ry and/or implementation grants ere& This club was created to community on March 8, 2013.To c61ebrate the club's 90'h Libra sponsoring that came from Governor develop a sense 0fresponsibility One of the veteran Kiwanians is year, the Kiwanis Club of McDonnell's state budget. and a spiritofco-operative effort 90 year old Verl Kilgore, who Coeburn will sponsor a fund essay contest The training began with a for Coeburn's residents, served as the club's president in raising event to benefit the cub As the years have passed by 1974 to 1975 and still regularly and boy scouts and other Each year, March is design- welcome and introductions by Linda Allen, S.RAE Program following its founding, the Ki- attends the weekly meetings• Mr. wanis Club of Coeburn has Kilgore is the .official time keep- continued to dedicate itself to its er maintaining timely and pro- Work as a constantlymotivated gressive meetings at Celebrate service organization. Altogether Kiwanis history dates 'back to its 1915 founding in Detroit, Mich- igan, the headquarters, of this international organization is in lndianapolis, Indiana. Its inter- riational status was established ila 1916, when it expahded to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ori- ginally established as a business networking organization through the work of Detroit natives, the Kiwanians changed their focus tO service three years" after the club's inception in Detroit. The flame Kiwanis was derived from the Otchipew Native American language expression, "Nunc- Kee-wanis," which is translated as "We have a good time", "We tnake some noise" or ,We trade or advertise." In 1920, Roe Fulkerson, the editor of the Kiwanis magazine, proposed the term, "We Build," as the Kiwan- Catering in Coeburn, at 6:30 every Thursday evening. The Kiwanis Club of Coeburn gives members a chance to do some- thing good for the Coeburn Community. Every year at the Virginia-Kentucky Fair, the Kiwanis Club of Coeburn will operate a fund raising booth and makes batches of their most famous and sweetest project - cotton candy. But the fund raising doesn't stop there. The club is involved in a new project turning wood into pens for our overseas troops, and then other annual projects such as spaghetti and lasagna benefit dinners to benefit the cub and boy scouts, pageant trophies, college scho- larships, eagle scout projects, American Red Cross Mountain Empire Chapter, Guest River Rally, Christmas Parade, little league teams, Coeburn History projects of the Kiwanis Club of Coeburn with a delicious dinner of lasagna, salad, roll, cookie and drink for $6.00 at Celebrate Catering, Front Street, Coebum on Friday March 15, 2013 from 4 to 7 pm. Please see a club member or a scout for tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the door, depending on availability• The Kiwanis Club of Coeburn meets every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at Celebrate Catering on Front Street in Coeburn. Please talk to a member about joining us, or just stop by any Thursday evening to join us for a good time, a good meal, see what all the excitement-is about, make some noise with us, help us build our community, and serve the children of Coeburn and the World. For more historical information about the Kiwanis Club of Coeburn, please follow the link to: http://.history.capitaldistrictkiwa nis.org/clubs/coeburn.html. React to sports with rage and kids learn aggressive behavior, Keep your cool and kids learn to do the same. To learn more about preventing aggressive or violent behavior, call 877-ACT-WISE for a free brochure. Or visit ACTAgainstViolence.org. act against~iotence You're always teaching. Teach carefully. .org ated as National Women's His- tory Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and com- munities throughout the country. The 2013 National Women's History Month theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination, recognizes Ameri- can women's outstanding contri- butions to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics commonly referred to as STEM. To celebrate women's history month and to honor Russell Cou- nty women, the /Russell County Public Library is again spon- soring an essay contest. Writers are invited to submit an essay on a Russell County woman who they feel should be honored by inclusion in the Russell County Women's Hall of Fame. Deadline for submitting essays is 5 pm, March 20, 2013. A reception to recognize all honorees and writ- ers will be held Thursday, March 28, 4 pm, at the Lebanon Library. The Russell County Public Library established the Women's Hall of Fame and began the essay contest to record Russell County history. The Hall of Fame is com- prised of Russell County women that have distinguished them- selves through their life and work. The names of the women are inscribed in a handmade book that may be viewed at.the Library in Lebanon. The National Women's His- tory Project has chosen eighteen Honorees for National Women's History Month who exemplify pioneering work, scientific bre- akthroughs, life-saving discov- eries, invention of new techno- logies, creation of organizations, as well as the promotion of wo- men and girls in STEM. RCPL will share these women and their accomplishments throughout the month of March. Essay contest rules are avail- able at the libraries and on the library's website at http://www.russell.lib.va.us/news -events/lib-news/womens- history-month. For additional information on women's history, visit the National Women's His- tory Project website, http://www.nwhp.org. -- II officially closed, the training took place as scheduled in order to accommodate those who had driven across the state to attend the event.- The attendees were from Manager. Additional welcoming remarks were made by Dr. Brenda Hess, Superintendent of Russell County Public Schools, and •Brenda Campbell, Adult Education Advisory Board Member and Principal of the Russell County Career and Technology Center. The morning session con- sisted of a panel discussion with a focus on partnerships, curricu- lum development, tuition, grants, funding, and other topics that provided information .on how PluggedIn VA programs can be replicated in other areas of the state. The discussion panel was led by Linda Allen and included the following participants: Dr. Barbara Fuller, James Dye, Phyllis Roberts, and Cathy Smith-Cox with South- west Virginia Community Col- lege; Tommy Clements and Vickie Ratliff with Mountain Empire Community College; Darrell Blankenship, Executive Director of the Southwest Vir- ginia Workforce Investment Board; and Jeff T tum, Site Manager for Sykes Enterprises in Vansant, Virginia. Randy Stamper, Assistant Vice-Chancellor of the Virginia Community College Systems, Jim Andre with the Virginia Department of Education, and Kate Daly with the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Cen- ter gave an update on Pluggedln VA projects and state initiatives. After a lunch that was catered by Lettuce Bake of Lebanon, the afternoon session began with student testimonials. Students who spoke at the event were David Decker, Doris Howell and Sherry Reynolds, who are currently enrolled in Pluggedln VA Software Quality Assurance, along with Debbie Warwick and Patricia Sirles, who both completed PluggedIn VA Entrepreneurship. The stu- dents received a standing ovation from the audience after making their remarks. The remainder of the after- noon emphasized the planning and implementation of Plug- gedln VA. Presentations were made by Karen Gent, SRAE Lead Teacher, and Lee Davis, Adult Education Specialist. The training event was completed with a panel discussion which was led by Karen Gent and included the following Plug- gedln VA instructors: Jerry Stanley, Dwight Davis, Tammy Brown, and Diana Stinson. Susan Harris and Alison Stiltner of SRAE were facilita- tors for the event, and Tabitha Long and Kathy Nunley of Russell County Public Schools were videographers. Miciah Mowrey, SRAE student, served as a guide for guests. 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