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85, of the High Point Com- munity of Castlewood, passed away on Tuesday, March 8 at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tennessee. Born in Dante, he was the son of the late Hiram D. and Mary Osborne Ring. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie Ring and H.T. Ping; one sister, Ina Ring Cook; and one granddaughter, Melissa A. Ring. After graduating from Temple Hill High School in 1942, he attended West Virginia Business College in Bluefield, West Virginia. He graduated from there with a degree in accounting and related subjects. After 31 years of service, he retired from the Pittston Com- pany in Lebanon as manager of the salary payroll department. He was the proprietor of the Copper Creek Grocery near Copper Creek for 20 years. He was a member of Ring&apos;s Chapel Baptist Church for most of his adult life, serving several years as the chairman of the deacons and teacher of the adult Sunday -. School class. His hobbies were writing about the history of his life ("The Good Old Days" and "The Good Old Days Ir'). He loved his family and he loved his church. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Alma Cox Ring; one daughter, Kathy and " husband, David Hayter, Abing- don; two sons, Richard D. and wife, Eva Holbrook Ring, Coeburn and Mark E. and wife, Area obituaries Church and Douglas M. "Buddie" Ring O,ovo00 Ca00.owoo00; activities calendar one sister, Mildred Ring John- son, Castlewood; five granddau- ghters, Lora Jessee Calhoun, Tampa, Florida, Rachel Hayter King and Katie Hayter Mudd, both of Bristol, Rebecca Ring and Allison Ring, both of Cas- tlewood; one great granddau- ghter, Payton Mackenzie Cal- houn, Tampa, Florida; one great grandson, Robert Knox Mudd, Bristol; several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 11 in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood with Rev. Tom Anderson and Rev. Billy H. Ring officiating. Services were conducted at I 1:00 a.m. Satur- day, March 12 in the Chapel of Love Mausoleum, Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood and entombment following in Valley View Mausoleum. Pallbearers were Larry Jessee, Morgan Hou- ser, Martin Burke, Ed Hedge- peth, Ed Salyer and Jack Dingus. Honorary pallbearers were Harry Fife, Carl "Sonny" Taylor, Jr, James A. Lefler, J.C. Salyer, Claude A. Rasnick and David Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ring's Chapel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 854, Castlewood, Virginia 24224 or the charity of the donor's choice. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our website at m. Castlewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Emma Kilgore Cassell Wiseman Emma Kilgore Cassell Wiseman, 91, St. Paul, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 10 at the Life Care Center, Gray, Tennessee. Born in St. Paul, she was the daughter of the late John and Nancy Hayes Kilgore. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Belva L. Kilgore, Nellie Kilgore, Alice Flanagan, Mac Hensley and Georgia Lawson; one brother, Elbert Kilgore; and one grandson, Chris McGIothlin. Survivors include three dau- ghters, Nancy Carol McGIothlin, St. Paul, Christine Haynes and husband, Danny, Gray, Ten- nessee and Shiela Taylor, Gray, Tennessee; one son, J.D. Cassell and wife, Janice, St. Paul; one grandson, Rick Taylor and wife, April, Kingsport, Tennessee; one granddaughter, Alana Broyles and husband, Scott, St. Paul; and four great grandchildren, Ben- jamin Broyles, Ashley Taylor, Jack Taylor and Brianna Taylor. Services were conducted at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12 in Castlewood Funeral Home Cha- pel, Castlewood with Minister Danny Depew officiating. Com- mittal services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, March 13 in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers were Harry Kelly, Larry Austin, Darrell Ruff, Billy Hilhnan, Ronald Hileman and Scott Broyles. Honorary pallbearers were Ezra Dye, Leroy Hilton, Joe Slemp, Danny Bush, Paul Skeens, Joe Buchanan and Paul Phillips. The family gives special thanks to the Life Care Center of Gray, Tennessee. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our website at m. Castlewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Virginia Farm celebrates National In recognition of National Ag Day on March 15, Calvin Par- rish, Acting Executive Director for the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Virginia, thanks farmers, ranchers and others involved in agriculture for their hard work and commitment to the industry. "Agriculture is an important part of our daily lives and is often taken for granted, but in these uncertain times, it should be remembered that American Agriculture is not only important for obvious reasons - food, clothing and shelter, but, the industry also plays an important part in homeland security," said Parrish. Parrish refers to American Agriculture as, "Homegrown Security." He adds that the U.S. agriculture sector is almost en- tirely under private ownership and counts for nearly one-fifth of the Nation's economic activity. "So, on National Ag Day, when we stop to thank farmers and ranchers who work day in and day out to provide a safe, abundant and affordable food, fiber and fuel supply, we should also take a moment to thank these same individuals for serv- ing as first-responders and as the front line of defense in the efforts to protect our food and water sources," said Parrish. According to Parrish, FSA's mission is to provide farmers and ranchers with the federal farm commodity and credit support they need to insure they remain viable in an increasingly unpredictable and volatile global market. Services Agency Agriculture Day Through more than 43 fed- erai farm programs, FSA pro- vides producers with an eco- nomic "safety net." These pro- grams authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, stabilize farm income, assist agriculture producers to conserve natural resources, pro- vide credit for farm ownership and operation and help pro- ducers recover from the effects of natural disasters. FSA also maintains the USDA's feed, seed and fertilizer data which uses geospatial information to main- tain a detailed database on re- lated storage facilities - another important component in home- land security. FSA understands and ap- preciates the amount of work that farmers and ranchers do on a daily basis to produce the nation's supply of food, fiber and fuel. Parrish encourages consumers to learn more about agriculture in their area and the people who produce the com- modities we enjoy. "We never want to find ourselves dependent on a foreign food supply. And as long as far- mers and ranchers remain com- petitive in a global market and remain steadfast in protecting what's theirs, that won't hap- pen," said Parrish. "Take time on National Ag Day to show your appreciation for American Ag- riculture...our Homegrown Sec- urity." For more information about National Ag Day, visit and to learn more about the Farm Service Agency, visit online at ANCHOR OF HOPE TABERNACLE West Dante, Worship Sundays at 7 p.m. and Singing first Saturdays every month at 7 p.m. Clcophas Mullins is pastor. All ale welcome. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE-Worship Thursdays 7 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Hwy 65 (Mew Road) 276-46%1700. Pastor, Bryan K Hall. ARK OF FAITH CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 am. Worship I! a.m.; Thurs- day, 7:30 p.m. Youth Group; from Dun- gannon Rd. (Rt` 65) to Rt. 684, drive I miles. Peggy Porter is pastor. BEAR WALLOW CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 eLm., Sunday worship, 1 ! elm. & 6 p.m.; Wed. prayer service, 7 p.m. The pastor is Joe Bailey. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday worship services-I 1 elm., Pastor Richard Minton. Wednesday night, 7 p.m. with Terry Amey. BOND TOWN CHURCH-Cocbum. Sunday School 10 elm; worship, 11 elm., and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 eLm., morning worship 11 elm., Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. Pastor is Roy. Jim Anderson. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH - Services Saturday, 7 p.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Pastor, Elmo Warner. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH- Gravel Lick, Sunday School l0 elm, Worship I l eLm., Sunday night @30 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor, Leonard Ferguson. CASTLE RUN COMMUNITY CHUR- CH-Apostolic Faith services, Sunday at 10 elm. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. The Pastor is Rev. John R. Byrd. Call 762-2278. CASTLEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-Worship 9:45 eLm, Sunday School, I 1 a.m. 762-0569. CHERRY GROVE CHURCH-Dry Fork. Sunday School 10 am.., Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Rev. Marcus Meade. 276-395-3588. CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY- Sunday School 10 elm., Worship service I 1 eLm., 7 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. CHURCH OF MOST HIGH GOD, St. Paul, Sunday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Pastor Bro. Joseph Duma. For infor- mation, call 762-0909 or 676-0622. CLEVELAND UNITED METHO- DIST CHURCH-Cleveland, Sunday School 10 elm., worship 11 a.m., Wed- nesday Bible study 7 p.m. Primary lay- speaker is Gary Crum, Ph.D., 276-393- 3522. DELIVERANCE MINISTRY CHUR- CH, formerly known as Campbell Chapel, on Moccasin. Sunday School, 11 eLm. Sunday worship 6:15 p.m.; Wed- ncsday worship, 7:15 p.m. Special Prayer Meeting first Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. DRY FORK FREEWILL BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 a.m.i Sunday worship I I a.m., 6 p.m.; Bible Study Wed., 6:30, p.m. Pastor, D.J. Couch. EMMANUEL CHAPEL-Castlewood. Sunday services 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; Wed, 7 p.m. The Rev. Myers Vicars. ERVIN CHAPEL:FREEWILL BAPT- ST-Sunday School 10 a.m; Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Fred Dingus is pastor. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Dante Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship I 1 elm. and 7 p.m., and Wed., 7 p.m. The pastors are Jerry and Nedra Estep. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-St` Paul. Sunday School, 9:45; Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mike Moore. FIRST MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday worship 11 a.m., second and fourth Sundays, Interim Pastor Roy Mabry. FORT GIBSON UNITED METHO- DIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 9 am.; Worship 10 am. The Rev. Harry Layell. FULL GOSPEL REVIVALS-HUn- sonville, services Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH-Huffman Hollow, Mill Creek Road, Lebanon, Sunday School 10 eLm; worship 1 ! eLm. and 6 p.m. Wed. Youth Night 7 p.m. Pastor Don Bush. HAMLIN BAPTIST CHURCH-Cas- tlewood; Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship I1 eLm. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. HIGHPOINT COMMUNITY CHUR- CH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 elm., worship 11 eLm., 6 p.m. HOUSE OF PRAYER-Sunday 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Castlewood. Pastor, Lawrence Hollyfield. HOUSE OF THE LORD-Little Jer- usalem, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 elm. and 6 p.m.; Thursday worship 7 p.m. Rev. Teddy G. Phillips. MARY MARTIN MEMORIAL CHURCH-Sunday School i 0 eLm., worship 11 am. 762-0569. MILLS CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship ! 1 elm., Bible Study and Youth League Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Mike Patrick. MORNING STAR FULL GOSPEL CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School l0 a.m., Worship !i a.m., 6 p.m.; Wed- nesday, 7 p.m. 276-762-7812. Pastor, Woody Scott. MT. ZION COMMUNITY APOS- TOLIC.Saturdays 7 p.m. Hazel Moun- tain. For more information, call 276-495- 861 i. Pastor, Tommy J. Kiser. NEW CASTLEWOOD BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship I I eLm., 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible study 7 p.m. OAK GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-2 d & 4  Sundays, morning worship 10; church school 11. Han- sonville. THE PASSION PLACE'-Castlewood. Worship Sunday 10 elm., 6 p.m. Wednesday Family Bible Study (classes for all ages) 7 p.m.; Thursday Passion Heart Youth 7 p.m.; Friday Men's Bible Study 7 p.m. For information, call 276- 762-5483. PHILLIPS CHAPEL CHURCH-West Dante, Saturday worship, 7 p.m.; Sunds School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship, I 1 elm.; Wed. Youth Service 6 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. Rev. Randy Noonchester, pastor. PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST-Reeds Valley Road, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 elm, Sunday worship 11 elm., 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. For information or 24 hour prayer, call 276- 794-7754. REEDS VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday School 10 elm., worship at I1 eLm. and 6 p.m. The Rev. Konn Edwards. RINGS CHAPEL CHURCH-Sunday School l0 elm; Sunday worship I 1 elm.; Sunday and Wednesday nights, 6 p.m. Pastor, Tom ,nderson. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST-Sunday wor- ship & Children's Church, 11 elm.; All welcome. Pastor, Rev. John Kiser. ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL-St. Paul. Sunday worship 9 elm.; Bible Study Wednesday, 10 a.m. ST. PAUL ASSEMBLY OF GOD- Sunday School 10 elm., Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Family Night (Adult Bible Study/Prayer, Missionettes and Royal Rangers) For information, call 762-7748. ST. PAUL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 elm., Sunday worship I I elm. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday-Prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m., Whetstone. Rev. Cecil Jessee, pastor. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 elm., worship 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. ST. THERESE CATHOLIC-St. Paul. Sunday Mass 8:30 eLm. Father Mike Herbert. STRAIGHT HOLLOW FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday School 10 am., worship 11 am., 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. WAYSIDE ASSEMBLY-St` Pat:l. Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday School I0 elm., Sunday worship 6:15 p.m., Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Wallace Sexton. WELLS CHAPEL CHURCH-V!rginia City Hollow. Services Thursdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. Call 762-0838 for more information. WEST DANTE COMMUNITY CHU- RCH-Sunday services 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Rev. Danny Meade, pastor. FREE CLOTHES Full Gospel Revivals Church, Hansonville, will give free clothes and food to those who need them following the Wednesday 10 eLm. service. Attend- ance at the service is mandatory to receive clothes and food. The church is beside Ken's Chrysler on Route 19. Call 889-i275 or 794-7477. FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank Tuesdays from 9- 11 eLm. at the church. All in need of food are welcome. -C"L'OT H E S CLOSET The Women On Mission at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, open a Clothes Closet Tuesdays from 9-11. Anyone in need of clothing is welcome. FOOD DISTRIBUTION Morning Star Full Gospel Church will distribute food to the needy at the church from 9-11 elm. on fourth Saturdays at the church in Castlewood. GOSPEL SINGING A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul. Everyone is welcome. Admis- sion is free. .. Republican Party to meet The Russell County Republican Party will meet on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in Lebanon. The meeting will be in the West Room behind the Lebanon Town Hall. TRI.COUNTY " TIRE SERVICE, INC. You're invited to Ashes to Beauty A women's group that meets at First Assembly in Dante, 6 p.m. every third Saturday, invites others to come and share in fel- lowship, worship and ministry- from Ashes to Beauty. For more information, call Deborah Bryant, 276-495-7879. CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA,. Thursday, March 17, 2011 Page 3 ii Topics of Truth Compliments of Pastor Jessie M. Jones 762-7963 Have you noticed that in news stories lately how many people are doing evil deeds and will try to justify them by saying that God told them to do whatever they have done? Some will even say they are Jesus Christ and the sad thing is that some people will believe them. 1 remember a similar story that happened a long time ago. There was a stranger that came into town, some said that he had ridden in on a train. He was staying in an old vacant house near the railroad tracks until the owner of the house found out he ffas staying there and fearful that the stranger may accidentally burn his house down, he made him leave. So the stranger just sort of wandered from place to place aRer that. He always was dressed totally in white clothes and had white hair and a white beard. Since no one knew who he was, the rumor somehow got started that maybe he was Jesus! One day I saw him hitch hiking and picked him up. Well then some of the neighbors heard 1 had actually hauled him in my car, some asked if 1 had looked at his hands to see if I could see any nail scars! It is scary to think how easy some people can be deceived. The Bible says, "I would not have you be ignorant brethren." It also teaches that if they say that. Christ is in the desert, believe them not. Or if they say Christ is in a secret chamber, go not see him, When Jesus returns, it will not be on a plane, train or'automobile. The Bible says Hewill be coming back on a cloud:, There are false Christs rising up every day and will deceive many. Please don't be one of them. Rain 'dampens' spring wildfire season On the heels of a significant week of wildfire activity in Virginia (February 14 - February 21) the recent rains could create a false sense that wildfires are no longer a threat. But they still are, according to a state wildfire mitigation specialist. "Weather conditions of the same type that led to the 293 wildfires that burned 8,436 acres that week will continue through- out the remainder of Virginia's spring wildfire season, which runs through the end of April," said Fred Turck, wildfire preven- tion and education specialist with the Virginia Department of Forestry. "Around the I st of May, grasses and other vegetation will have greened up and the high winds and low humidity that are typical of springtime in the Commonwealth will begin to moderate. December through February was particularly dry for much of Virginia; the recent rain, while welcome and much- needed, was not enough to lift the region completely out of the wildfire danger," he said. John Miller, VDOF's director of resource protection, said, "We're in the heart of the wild- fire time-frame. From February to May, there is significant wildfire activity in Virginia that doesn't let up until the green vegetation and rains come. And even then, the ground has to get good and saturated for the -wildfire threat to subside." Turck said, "A nice, steady rain every five days or so is just what Smokey would order if he could control that." State Forester of Virginia Carl Garrison said, "Wildfire suppression forces with the Vir- ginia Department of Forestry along with county, city and volunteer fire departments across the Commonwealth earned a well-deserved respite with to- day's rain. But they know all too well that they are not out of the woods' just yet. They remain vigilant 'and prepared to protect people, their property and Vir- ginia's precious natural re- sources from the ravages of wildfire." Sam Roberts, a meteorologist with the National Weather Ser- vice, Said the rain systems moving 'through the area Will help firefighters combat flames. But, it doesn't mean the area is out of fire danger. "Just because it rains, doesn't mean you're clear,"he said. "All it takes is a few days of drier conditions and winds: ... Right now, all this rain is good, but that doesn't mean it (drier conditions) can't pick back up." Virginians should protect their "lives and property-by clearing "brush near their home; keeping .pine needles off their roofs an.d out of their gutters, and do their part and not let a wildfu'e start. Also, obey the statewide 4 pm Law (no open-air burning between midnight and 4 p.m. each day)_and all local restrictions. Turck said, ;'More than 95 percent of Virginia's wildfires are caused by human activity. So, listen to those you admire - like Smokey Bear- and don't play with fire. When it's raining, wildfire isn't probably on your mind. But, please take a moment to learn what you can do to prevent a wildfire from starting. It takes just a few minutes to learn when and how you can safely burn, as well as how you can protect your life and your property from the threat of a wildfire." The.following websites can help: http:/ httpd/www.dof, ire/firewise-index.htm http://www.smokevbear, com evention Classified advertising 762-7671 I ' !.i!! c !i! Two Day Indoor Yard Sale x IMarch 25th (Fri.) & 26th (Sat.) 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Paul United dlst Chur h ! 00otu:d Price List " aN <> For clothtnl unless pre-priced o 0 Blue Jeans $2.00 o Tee shirt $0.50 <> <> Ladles/girls Blouse $1.00 <> Ladies/girls Skirt $1.00 <> Ladies/girls Dress $1.00 o <> Menslboys Pants $1.00 <> Menslboys Shirt $1.00 <> <> Shoes $50 or $1.00 <> <> Coat $2.00 <> <> Household and other Items <> priced as marked - or ask <> is Bargain Day Fill a bag (plastic grocery bag) with clothing items for$2 All household and miscellaneous items will be 50% of the Friday price. The St. Paul United Methodist Women will be serving breakfast Items on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Biscuits with homemade sausage gravy Sausage Biscuits Feather biscuits with country ham Soft Drinks Free Coffee 2i.. -t f=