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q) " 'The time has come,' the walr said, 'to talk of many things ' " Thursday, March 15, 2012 r =~-- III II I ~, [ A 5 soczz~W E=~ 2 The election which will to vote inj the town election, the Absentee ballots must be cast determine St. Paul's leadership voter must live in the town on or by April 24, if by mail, or by for the next two years is to be prior to the date he/she registers April 28 if casting that vote in held Tuesday, May l. Mayor to vote. person. Kyle Fletcher, seeking re- election, will be challengedby E Reader Workshop at J Fred Raymond Trent, currently a memberoftheTownCouncii. Matthews Memorial Library Four have announced their for free. Learn how to get the An E Reader Workshop will candidacy for the three Council be held on Thursday, March 22 seats which will be up for grabs, at 6:00 pm at the J. Fred They include newcomers Jason Matthews Memorial Library. Kilgore, Harry Kelly, Alison The workshop will explain how to checkout digital books for Ramsey Turner, and Tim ereaders such as nook and kindle Boardwine. Those seats are most out of your library card. The workshop is free to the public. For more information on this workshop, call the library at 276-762-9702. ed scholarship fund, established therapy from a dedicated out- Radford's Doctor of Physical April 9. In order to be eligible on March 16 beginning at 6 pm evening of music and fellowship. by Friendship Retirement Cam- patient center. Therapy (DPT) program, which munity in Roanoke, and an The medical director of enrolled its inaugural cohort of--- Best Friend Festival committee award-winning place to develop Friendship's rehab department is students in June 2011. The fund announces t- their skills. Dr. Murray Joiner Jr who spec- supports students who demon- "Our vision is to attract to ializes in rehabilitation medic- (Continued on page 3) hirt 1 g d dli F id y April 1 3 Radford the highest caliber stu- Regional Waste plants o o contest: ea ne r a, dents to fill a critical need for water talented, focused and caring The 26th Annual Best Friend dents of. be employed in. or at- in person to the Chamber office at 765 Park Avenue in Norton. physical therapists." said Russ bids be ope edAp il 12 Festival will be held June 11,16. tend school in Wise County or The winner of the contest Barksdale, president and chief to n r in downtown Norton. To cele- the City of Norton will be presented with $100 in brute our 26th year of family, fun, Design must be submitted on cash and a t-shirt. The artist will executive officer of Friendship, The Regional Wastewater Construction of the plant is and friends the committee has standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper also be presented with his/her the largest retirement commun- ity in Virginia. "As a leading Treatment Plant, which has been estimated to be complete in chosen "Whale of a Good Time" Design must use at least two, original design beautifully mat- health-care provider in ourin various stages of the planning mid-2013, for this year's theme. The Best but no more than four colors ted, framed, and ready to hang. region, we look forward to and design process for several At the same meeting, Friend Festival offers folks a welcoming students and having months, has been advertised for Thompson and Litton engineer chance to meet with old friends Design must be easily trans- Artist must agree that the de- and Hake new ones while enjoy- ferred to a t-.shirt sign may be enhanced and Entry defidline is 5:00 plm graphically alte ed t'd'fiaeet print- winningthem interacttherapyWithteamOUr award-during bids, which will be opened at Steve Breeding reported oning god food, music, contests, a Friday, April 13, 2012 mg" requirements." For more in- their clinical education." the St. Paul Town Hall on behalf of the Castlewood Water varlet" of entertainment, and, of Entries should be mailed to formation, please contact the At the heart of Friendship's Thursday, April 12. The and Sewage Authority that 181 course, fun! The Best Friend the Wise County Chamber ofWise County Chamber of Com- therapy programs is the 373-bed announcement was made by user agreements have been Festival is sponsored by the Friendship Health and RehabMattem and Craig engineer secured for Phase I of theWise County/City of NortonCommerce, P.O. Box 226, mercy at276-679-0961 or Email Center, the largest in Virginia, Randy Beckner during the proposed Castlewood sewer Chamber of Commerce and sup- Norton, VA 24273 or delivered at; wisecountycoc@verizon.net. portedarea businesseslbY the City of Norton and o.n lte" la-a providing skilled and intermed- regular monthly meeting, held system, and approximately 80 ~l,~ iate nursing care, subacute care, e announces c ages inpatient rehabilitation, Alzhei- Tuesday at the St. Paul Town percent of easements necessary This year, the Best Friend mer's care and palliative care. Hall. for the project are in hand. Festival Committee is sponsor-Shentel Cable Company has inga t-shirt logo contest, and the announced several changes 203. winning design will be that which will become effective on These changes will be in a r which best represents the theme effect in the Lebanon system, . " of the festival and the spirit of or after April 16. which includes St. Paul, and Tuesdays-Big needed-training available. Call 1- The Wise County School Board 3:30 pm third Thursdays except friendship. The rules for the con- WJHL-MeTV will be added Castlewood, Dante and the Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintains a Policy Manual which June. test are as follows: at Channel 163, and .WPLX- surrounding area. 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 Participants must be rest- ION (HD) will be on Channel Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pro, am Wednesdays at the Castlewood county public library. Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am COPPERChurch'Clintwood CREEKUnited ELEMENT-Meth dist TheLi ns Den. Anyone 60 or over iSinvited.Dante Senior Citizens meet been,CopiesSchoolplacedBoard~~theinPolicytheRussellofficeManualandCountyhavethe welcomed.welcome.at the church.All in needD nati nSof food areare The Broadwater Family-early St. Paul residents ARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm each Monday and Tuesday at 10 library'of each school, and at the COMMUNITY CENTER-The by Jerry Couch manage the Riverside Hotel and 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 pro, St. Paul Town older are invited, survivors of sexual assault are more information, call 495-7026 Hall. RUSSELL CO LIBRARY-Hoursinvited to attend Clinch Valley or495-8473. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL-at the Russell County Public Communication Action, CLOTHES CLOSET-The Worn- Third Mondays, 6 pro, Town Hall. Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu 9am- Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- en On Mission group at First CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The 7pm, W/F 9am-5:30pm, Th 9am- port group meeting with victims of Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a Castlewood Water & Sewage 8pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 2-5pm. similar situations Mondays, 10:30 Clothes Closet from 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 Randy Hackler, 276-988-5583 or clothing is welcome. ALZItEIMER'S suPPORT-Library, St. Paul, are 9am-5pm Ranetta Davis, 276-889-8206. FREE HIV TESTING-Health' First Tuesday, 1 pm, Appalachian Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat FREE ADULT ED-Free adultDepartments in the .Lenowiseo Agency for Senior Citizens office, urdays, and I lam-7:30pm Tues- education classes are available in Health District offer free confid- Claypool Hill. Free. days and Thursdays. See Library Lee, Scott and Wise counties and ential ItlV 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. Dickenson-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. Sta!ed meetings will be held the Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 job-reJated 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 fourthThursdaysat7. 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, zensprovides disability transport- Call 1-800-422-3433. Schooloflnstruetion. . 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 pro. 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 12. St. Therese's Neigh- 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new GENEALOGY GROUP-The their own home computers, in Lee, boys 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 Thursdays, 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- .CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256-welcomed. " perpetuate family history." Call 2433). Stated Communication, 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, or fullerjr1942.yahoo.com, available Monday through Stephen Broadwater was borri in Scott County, Virginia near present day Nickelsville on Sept. 5, 1839. The Broadwater name is an old one in Southwest Virginia, dating back to the pio- neer days. Stephen's maternal great-grandfather was Rev. Robert Kilgore, second husband of Jane Porter Green. Jane was the daughter of Patrick Porter who lived near Dungannon, Vir- ginia. Today, Patrick Porter's descendants number in the thou- sands. He could rightfully be called "The Father of Southwest Virginia." During the "War of Northern Aggression," Stephen Broad- water served the Confederacy in the 48 Virginia Infantry as well as the 22nd Virginia Cavalry. He married Eliza Ann Quillen, dau- ghter of Elisha Quillen and Ruth Agee of Snowflake, Virginia. Stephen and Eliza were the par- ents of six children: Ella, Fran- ces Harriet, Corrie, Charles, the Dingus & Hillman store. Initially, the Broadwaters lived at the hotel. In 1896, they pur- chased John L. Dingus' house, which was situated on a large lot at the southwest comer of Fifth Avenue and Wise Street. The photo accompanying this article shows the Dingus-Broadwater house as it looked about t915. (see photo on page 5) Stephen Broadwater died in 1915 of la grippe (influenza) complicated by heart disease. After Stephen's death, the Bro- adwater's unmarried daughter Corrie continued to live with her mother in the Broadwater house. Corrie had been educated at the Tazewell Female Seminary. Her autograph book containing sign- atures of her classmates is cur- rently on display at the Railroad Museum. She was subsequently employed as a teacher at St. Paul's first school on Wise St. Later, Corrie operated a ladies shop in St. Paul before third Thursdays, 7 pm is open from 8am-8pm 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 Mem- Wise Co. Alternative Education County Mental Health Center in family planning, pediatrics, orial Library and help promote the Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 conducts a recovery group for sub- school and adult physicals, WIC, improvement of facilities and for information 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 for all address and phone number, with a IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-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. Paul, dren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, FACILITIES AVAILABLE-TheBox 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. 5-6 pm 2"dMondays. 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 6588 or 276-679-7371. and showers. All proceeds Library. 3~a Tuesdays at the Dante Museum LITTLE LEAGUE-The Clinch 'rehabilitate the Tacoma School as EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley with the Community Meeting i River Little League Board meet at a Community Center. For infor- Chapter #152, Order of Eastern following at 7:00 pm. '4 pm third Sundays at the UMWA mutton, call 395-6398. Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, GOSPEL SINGING-A Gospel , Building in Castlcwood. All 100TM BIRTHDAY-Appalachian except for March 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 Friday of each month at The attend, recognizes persons in Russell, second Tuesday. All meetings are Celebration Center, 16607 Broad iH.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 100t~ birthday, call 276-835-8847 nights. Fred Matthews Memorial Library Beverly, and William. Two of relocating to Norton where she the children died yoUng. In se- opened another business. Her lecting names for their children, the Quillen family and their descendants tended to recycle the names of previous genera- tions, causing confusion for nov- ice researchers today. Fortun- widowed mother, Eliza, moved to Norton to live with Corrie, leaving the Broadwater house unoccupied. Over the course of time, Corrie amassed a sizeable estate- something that would ately, the Quillen family and al- have been almost impossible for think of it as a "ghost house." lied families are well document- an unmarried woman just a few The family's furniture and per- yd. years earlier, sonal belongings remained in- In September of 1888, JohnIn 1927, Corrie Broadwater side and a certain degree ofpro- Hillman, husband of Ella was killed in an automobile gressive looting and vandalism Broadwater, came to St. Paul accident and was buried along- had taken place. Ultimately, the from the family farm in Scott side her father in the St. Paul suit contesting Eliza's will bene- County to establish the town's Cemetery on Gray Hill. Being fited no one; it only served to first hotel as well as a mercantile infirm and of advanced age, deplete and destroy the Broad- the City of Norton. Volunteers SCHOOL POLICIES Coeburn-A Dept. of Veterans meets fourth Thursdays (except business. Hillman was in part- Eliza Broadwater returned to St. water estate. Services. representative will. assist November and December are nership with his uncle, John L. Paul to live with her otherTo comment on this article ,nil Ill nlII IIIIl|lllllllInll chents and answer questions at the combined in early December)t6pm at Dingus.Ella Hillman s parents, daughter, Ella Hillman. The pleasecontact me at i iiiitllmlillhllitHiilI Coeburn VFW Post from 9am ~R d ra ! ' ,i "the 'versieDine ^'iStephen and Eliza Broadwater,Broadwater house remained couch~verizon.net, orwriteto * ~487~ 2720S Z oon joined their daughter and closed and unoccupied. Then, in me at 15.O. Box 600, St. Paul, son-in-law in St. Paul to help 1929, Eliza died. VA24283. Prior to her death, Eliza Broadwater made a will devising her personal estate, the Broad- water house, and her inheritance from Corrie to Ella and John Hillman. The will was subse- quently contested by Ella's bro- ther, Charles Broadwater. Char- les petitioned the Court to set aside his mother's will on the grounds it had been made after Eliza Broadwater had become incapable of transacting any business. Ella Hillman responded to Charles Broadwater's assertions by stating, "Eliza A. Broadwater retained her full mental faculties until the time of death; that she had a strong will of her own and was not and could not be easily influenced or persuaded." Num- erous witnesses from St. Paul were called upon to give depositions and testimony. The case dragged on for years with its cost placing an added strain on the Depression-reduced fin- ances of John and Ella Hillman. The suit was finally settled in the late 1930's after John Hillman's death. Meanwhile, the vacant Bro- adwater house, once a fine, substantial home, had become run-down. Its forlorn appear- ance caused local children to Dante Lives On will host a at the Dante Community Center. Jam Session and Hot Dog Sale Come by and join us for a great Salyer, Greg Bailey and scholarship for Radford doctoral program KennethHolbrook: Radford University doctoral Radford students also will work inc. St. Paul residents who are students in physical therapy will with Friendship's outpatient The Friendship Retirement eligible to vote but who are not begin their clinical training this therapy staff, which offers phy- Community Scholarship Fund is registered should note that the summer with a $30,000 endow- sical, occupational and speech the first endowed scholarship in registration deadline is Monday, Jam Session and Hot Dog Sale Dickensonville, will host a The event will benefit the Benefit Gospel Sing at 6 p.m. church's building fund. PICNIC LUNCH The students from St. Joseph University, Philadelphia, in St. presently held by Trent, Sharon Gospel Sing will benefit Paul last week to do volunteer work during their spring break, were entertained Steele and Grant Marshall. Neither Steele nor Marshall will Wednesday with a cookout hosted by TruPoint Bank. The picnic was held behind seek re-election Council terms church's building fund the st. Paul Town Hall. The grill was manned by TruPoint executives, are for four years. The three on Sulphur Springs United Sunday, March 18. Frie dship Retireme Co ity do Council whose terms will Methodist Church, located on Randy Williams and Family n nt mmun en WS e4xpire in 2014 include Monty Route 58A just east of will be the featured singers.