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A BIT OF HISTORY...Pictured are Nathan Fletcher Blevins and his wife, Francis Palmer Blevins. They were moved from the old Palmer-Wright Cemetery to Temple Hill. A Civil War service is being planned and will be announced at a later date. They are the great grandparents of Mary Ann Post. Russell County Amateur Radio 10 th Club, Inc. celebrates anniversary by Jamie Combs This month the Russell County Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (RCARC, Inc.) will celebrate its 10 th anniversary. The club was formed in March of 1999 by a group of local amateur (ham) radio operators to promote amateur radio to the public, to serve as a backup communication auxiliary to the Russell County Office of Energy Management and to have fun with amateur radio. Over the past 10 years, the club has acquired equipment to assist with various local, state and federal agencies during disasters, has held its annual Field Day event at different sites throughout Russell County, has held numerous fundraisers to purchase a repeater system, an automatic digital reporting sys- tem and other equipment. The club has also assisted with the March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon the past several years and has hosted training classes for ham operators from throughout Sou- thwest Virginia and upper East Tennessee. "We have come a very long way the past 10 years and we are really proud of the accomplishments," says Jamie Combs who has been the club's Secretary/Public Relations Ma- nager since the formation of the club. "We couldn't have come as far as we have without the help of county officials, local busi- nesses and the dedication of our club members. One of the club's biggest accomplishments is the cons- truction of their mountaintop repeater system located in Hansonville. The repeater is used on a daily basis by local ham operators but its' most important role is to provide communications during a dis- aster or any other type of emergency. "Repeater systems much like ours have been used tO save lives throughout the country for many years and we're, ' proud that we can offer this service to the area and to the public," says Curt Justice incoming President and the current Vice President of the Club. As mentioned above, the club has acquired a useful in- ventory of equipment throughout history. A few examples are gasoline generators, various base and mobile VHF, UHF and digital radio equipment that communicate locally across the country or throughout the world. They also have a wide array of antennas, portable shelters, foul weather gear and other acces- sories to be used during dis- asters. The club has also est- ablished working relationships with several agencies over the years, including Jess Powers and Naomi Hough at the Russell County Office of Emergency Management. The club will be conducting an on-the-air event later this year to commemorate its anniversary. Club members and guests' will contact hams throughout the world to publicize its important milestone. Members of the RCARC, Inc. would like to thank every- one that has helped throughout the ten year history that includes local businesses and individuals too numerous to mention and county officials for their support and confidence. "We look for- ward to many, many more years of service to the people of Rus- sell County and the surrounding areas," says Al Keen, current club President. If you would like more information on the club (i.e. club history, events, etc.) go to The club is always looking for new members, licensed or not to join the club. To contact the club you can email them at or contact any member via email which is listed on the club's website. You can also learn more about amateur radio by visiting the club's website at VA Cooperative Extension announces three scholarships Application forms for Virgi- awarded to a graduating higfi hia Association for Family and school senior planning to further Consumer Education scholar- his/her education in any field. ships are available from the The amountofthescholarshipis Wise County Family and Corn- $1,000. munity Education Scholarship The Mrs. Guy Roop scholar- Chairman. For information a- ship is awarded to a mature bout obtaining an application, adult who is currently in school ca11276-328-6194, or who has been accepted for The following scholarships the first time to complete or are offered by VAFCE. improve education in any field. The Ella G. Agnew scholar- The amount of the scholarships ship is to be used by high school $1,000. seniors seeking training for a The VAFCE does not discri- nursing career or in the field minate against applicants on the related to the medical profes- basis of race, color, religion, sion. The amount of the scho- sex, age, national origin or larship is $1,000. political affiliation. The Maude E. Wallace scho- All forms must be completed larship is a general scholarship and postmarked by May 1. ST. PAUL CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, Marc+ Padgett to participate in summer intern program Ali Padgett has been accepted into the Broadway Dance Center's Summer Intern Program. This program offers a unique opportunity for intensive dance training and the remarkable opportunity to learn about the dance industry by working be- hind the scenes at the Summer PULSE event. The program features intern only master class- es with BDC's world-renowned faculty, as well as industry- specific seminars, performance opportunities, weekly meetings and closing Mock Audition and Showcase. A nurturing atom- sphere of concentrated study assists dancers at varying levels of technical study. For students ages 18 through 27, once accepted, summer interns have the opportunity to audition for the Pre-Professional Track to be placed in separate but parallel series of more advanced master classes. Padgett is the 18 year old daughter of Walt and Judy Padgett of St. Paul. A graduate of St. Paul High School Class of 2008, she was salutatorian. She is currently living in Kingsport and attending Northeast State Community College full time and taking dance classes four nights per week. For the past nine years Ali has taken classes at Henley Dance Studio in Kingsport under the owner and teacher, Tina Henley Olsen. For Ali Padgett eight years, Ali traveled from St. Paul to Kingsport three times per week to take dance classes. She studied for five weeks at North Carolina School for the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC in the summer of 2008. She has recently auditioned at several colleges to continue her dance career at the college level. To be considered for Broad- way Dance Center she had to submit a dvd with a solo performance, two letters of recommendation, dance and work resume and an essay. The intern program will be fom June 14 through August 9. Materials at the library The following materials are in the Lonesome Pine Regional Library's circulation. Please check with your local library-or registered users may place their own holds on the web @ YOUNGER READERS "Christophe's Story" - Nicki Cornwell. With a new country, a new school, and a new language, Christopher has trou- ble communicating about life in Rwanda. "Igraine the Brave" - Cor- nelia Funke. A siege on Pimpernel Castle, stolen singing magic books, and parents who have turned into pigs - what's a would-be knight to do? "Donavan's Double Trou- ble" - Monalisa DeGross. Why is fourth grade turning out to be Donavan's worst year ever? "Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole" - Wong Herbtrt Yee. Minkus the Mag- nificeht is in town-one show only! "Full House: An Invitation to Fractions" - Dayle Ann Dodds. Visit Miss Bloom's Strawberry Inn. "Disney's Hannah Mon- tana Paperback Series (In- cludes Don't Bet on It, Night- mare on Hannah Street, Seeing Green). Disney's High School Mus- ical Paperback Series (In-" eludes Broadway Dreams,. Wildcat Spirit, Crunch Time) "Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More about Adjectives" - Brian E Cleary. "Eleven" - Patricia Reilly Gift. When 11-year-old Sam dis- covers an old newspaper clip- ping, it brings forth memories of his past. "Fireside Stories: Tales for a Winter's Eve" - Caitlin Mat- thews and Helen Cann. "George's Secret Key to the Universe" - Lucy & Stephen Hawking. Outer space adven- tures of a young boy exploring black holes and battling an evil scientist. "Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller" - Sarah Miller. Teacher Annie Sullivan and her pupil. "The Chronicles of Spi- derwiek: A Grand Tour of the Enchanted World" - Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Navigated by Thumbtack, Your Friend and Guide. "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" - Brian Seiznick, Win- ner of 2008 Caldecott Medal. When 12-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in !931, meets a mysterious toy seller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized. "Kickoff1." - Tiki & Ronde Barber with Paul Mantell. "Penny from Heaven" - Jennifer L. Holm. Newberry Honor Book. As she turns 12 years old during the summer of 1953, Penny begins to gain new insights into herself and her own family. "David & the Mighty Eighth" - Marjorie Hodgson Parker. When, during the London Blitz, David and his older sister are evacuated to their grandparents' farm. He finds it hard to adjust until the .arrival of the U.S. Eighth Air Force at nearby airfields. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AP'[ BOOK SALE " Ott v Cooking with :.. by He00bert RHUBARB UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE 5 cups rhubarb (uncooked) cut into inch pieces 1 (6 oz.) strawberry jello cup sugar 2 cups miniature marsh- mallows 1 box yellow cake mix Mix rhubarb, jello, sugar and marshmallows together. Spread in bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Mix cake mix as directed on box. Pour over rhubarb mixture and bake 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes. VEGETABLE CASSEROLE 2 (16 oz.) can Veg-all drained 1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1 cup chopped celery cup Miracle Whip 1 can cream of mushroom soup Mix all together. Pour into greased dish. Topping: 1 stick butter or melted margarine 1 stack of crumbled Ritz crackers Top casserole and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I , 2 boxes cherry jello 1 (10 oz.) box frozen straw- berries 1 (no. 2) can crushed pineapple (undrained) 1 pt. sour cream 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) Dissolve jello in hot water; add strawberries and undrained .pineapple. Pour of the mixture into pyrex dish and let set, Spread with sour cream and pour on remaining jello. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Garnish with Cool Whip. ORANGE PECAN GEMS 1 pkg. orange supreme cake mix 1 (8 oz.) vanilla low fat yogurt 1 egg 2 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened 1 cup fmely chopped pecans 1 cup pecan halves Combine cake mix, yogurt, egg, butter and chopped pecans in large bowl. Beat until blended. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet. Press pecan half in center of each cookie. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 11 to 13 STRAWBERRY DELIGHT minutes. Store in airtight 2 cups hot water container. Marathon Ministry to host blanket distribution March 14 Marathon Ministry, head- quartered in Castlewood, in partnership with Beech Grove United Methodist Church, Bris- tol, Tennessee, will hold a free blanket distribution day on Sat- urday, March 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. To serve the entire area, blankets will be distributed from two locations in Dante--at the Dante Fire Department building and the West Dante Community Center. Marathon's founder and pre- sident, Rev. Philip K. Cooper, said, "The nights are still cold i: the coalfields of Virginia,  we thank God we can needy families in this regio we serve Jesus. We have a good supply of these new blanke*: and everyone who nee' th welcome." Donors are welce contribution provid blanket for a nee Send donations to , Ministry, P.O. Box 77 wood, VA 24224. Black Lung Ass'n dinner 3/1, The Virginia Black Lung Association has announced that it will hold its annual dinner on Saturday, March 14, at 12 noon at the Claypool Hill Mall Community Room, Claypool Hill. The organization will cele- brate its 21st anniversary of assisting coal miners in th" pursuit of black lung benefits. The dinner is open to a members and their families. The: FBLA will provide the meats, drinks and paper products. Those who attend are asked t bring their favorite vegetab! and/or dessert. March 18 4:00-6:30PM Science Fiction How To Books Cook Books Children's Books Mystery Books Romance Novels Adventure Books Suspense Books Historical Fiction Contemporary Fiction llllilil//llll