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Vol. LVI, No. 12 '" "The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things .... ' " Thursday, March 20, 2014 Saint Paul, Virginia n i a PRESS 50 cents HUMBLE, KIND, BEAUTIFUL ... On Thursday, March 13, the Clinch River Farmers' Committee hosted a dinner for the visiting students of St. Joseph University, Pittsburg PA. Student Maurice Cottmon commented that the Appalachian Region Of Southwest Virginia is as humble and kind as it is beautiful. Another student, Kelsey Kostelnic said he would remember this week in St. Paul, as he realized that no matter where we live, we all are the same in mind, body and soul. Both students were excited to be a part of the visiting group, and said they would come back. After dinner, Bluegrass Circle a market favorite, performed for the group. Many of the stu- dents were unfamiliar with the bluegrass genre of music, but readily took to the dance floor, and a very good time was had by all. At the regular monthly meeting, the Town Council heard from auditor Tamara Greear of Thrower, Blanton & Associates. Ms. Greear reported a clean audit for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year which means there were po significant or material weaknesses identified. She also stated in her report that the Town of St. Paul has no general obliga- tion debt, which is excep- tionally good in local gov- ernment. SIDEWALKS AND PARKING In a lengthy town coun- cil meeting, several citi- zens spoke on the condi- tion of the sidewalks and parking in town and sug- gestions were made for one hour parking. Business owner Kelli Patton suggested that on Broad Street the parking lanes be repainted and all be equal in size. The council asked the street committee to study the issue and report back at the next council meeting. REREATION Some recreation issues in the town were discussed and these matters were referred to the recreation committee of Jason Kilgore, Glenda Lane, Juanita Kelly and Lou Ann Wallace. They also discussed using Bowman Field for recreational softball or possibly soccer. VDOT REQUESTS The Council is going to contact VDOT and ask them to pave Wise Street because the work the state did has not been adequate. Road issues have devel- oped where pavement is breaking up. Also to ask VDOT to look at signage in town and see what could be done about better signs for trails. The drainage sit- uation in the alley behind Estonoa was also dis- cussed. Councilman Kilgore suggested removing pave- ment and backfilling with gravel for improved drainage. DONATION The Council voted to give $100 to St. Paul Elementary School and also donated $100 to Eastside High School for their after prom party. Also voted on was to spend up to $3500 on safe- ty equipment for the town employees when working on roads and streets. The meeting was chaired by Vice Mayor Kenneth Holbrook due to the absence of Mayor Fletcher. AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church. COPPER CREEK ELEMENTARY PTA- 3rd Monday, 7 pm school cafeteria. ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pm, St. Paul Town Hall. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL-Third Mondays, 6 pm, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W& SA-The Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Thursdays, 7 pm RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Center conducts a recovery group for sub- stance abusers and fam- ilies Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679-0810. ACOA MEETING- Adult Children of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 pm, First Baptist Church, Coeburn. Call 762- 0016, 276-395-6588 or 276-679-7371. LITTLE LEAGUE- The Clinch River Little League Board meet at 4 pm third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Castlewood. All inter- ested persons are invit- ed to attend. H.O.P.E. HOUSE- Board of Directors, 6 H.O.RE. House pro- pm second MondayL vides emergency sheb Sundays 12-4 pm. SOCIAL SECURI- TY-The Wise Social SecuiSty Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. Phone num- bers are 1-800-772- 1213 or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY FRIENDS-Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul meet at the Library on first Thursdays at 4 pm. VFW POST 9864- VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new mem~rs. If you served overseas during any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266 and send name, address and phone number. Transfers wel- comed. HEALTH SER- with victims of similar situations Mondays, 10:30 am-12 noon. For information call Rande Hackler, 276-988-5583 or Ranetta Davis, 276- 889-8206. FREE ADULT ED- Free adult education classes are available in Lee, Scott and Wise counties ahd the City of Norton. Daytime and evening classes for adults who want to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job- related skills including resume, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422- 3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTA- TION- The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens provides disabili- ALZHEIMER'S ter for victims of VICES-The Wise ty transportation services S U P P O R T- F i r s t domestic violence ifi . County Health in Buchanan, Dickenson, Tuesday, 1 pm, Wise, Russell,Department, Wise, isRussell and Tazewell Appalachian Agency Dickenson, Lee, Scott open from8am-8pm counties tO individuals for Senior Citizensand Buchanan counties first Thursdays. with disabilities, regard- office, Claypool Hill. ahd the City of Norton.Clinics will be less of age. Call 1-888- Free. Volunteers needed- offered in family plan- 656-2272. N A R C O T I C S training available: Call ning, pediatrics, school G E N E A L O G Y A N O N Y M O U s - . 1-800-572-2278. and adult physicals, GROUP-The Russell Tuesdays and SENIOR CITI- WIC, Paps and immu-County Genealogy Saturdays, 8 pm ZENS-The Castle-wood n i z a t i o n s .Group meets 5:30 pm Presbyterian Church, Senior Citizens meet at Appointments are nec- first Thursdays, Russell Norton. 10 am Wednesdays at essary for all but immu- County Public Library,. CASTLEWOOD the Castlewood Lions nizations. For an Lebanon. LODGE #231 -Stated Den. Anyone 60 or over appointment, call 762- Group purpose is meetings will be held is invited. 328-8000. "to lea/n, to share and the third Saturday ofThe Dante Senior F A C I L I T I E S to perpetuate family each month. The Citizens meet eachAVAILABLE-The history." William T. School of Instruction Monday and Tuesday at Tacoma Community Fuller, 276-623-3410 will be held on fourth 10 am at the Dante Fire Center is available for or fullerjr1942@ Thursdays at 7. Department. Russellreunions, birthdays and yahoo.com. ST. PAUL LODGE County residents 60 or showers. JOIN THE # 3 4 3 - S e c o n d older are invited. All proceeds reha- FRIENDS-Join the Thursdays, 7:30 pm, RUSSELL CO. bilitate the Tacoma Friends of J. Fred Stated Communication; LIBRARY-Hours at the School as a Community Matthews Memorial First Thursday, 7 pm Russell County Public Center. For informa- Library and help pro- School of Instruction. Library, Lebanon, are tion, call 395-6398. mote the improvement VFW POST #8652, M/Tu/W/F , 10am-' 100TH BIRTH- of facilities and servic- DAV CHAPTER 12- 5:30pm;Th 10am-8pm; DAY-Appalachian es of the library. Send 4th Tuesday, 7 pm, Sa 10am-2pm. SundayAgency for Senior name, address and VFW, Riverview,Closed. Citizensrecognizesphone number, with a Coeburn. M A T T H E W S personsin Russell,$5 membership gift, to NEIGHBORS AID- LIBRARY-Hours at the Dickenson, BuchananJ. Fred Matthews Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. J. Fred Matthews and Tazeweil counties Memorial Library, P.O. St. Therese's Neighbors Memorial Library, St. who are 100 years old Box 1976, St. Paul, VA Aid Building, new &Paul, are 8:30am-5pm or older. Call Dana24283. Make checks used clothing for sale. Mondays and Fridays; Collins, 1-800-656-payable to Friends of RUSSELL CO. and llam-7:30pm 2272, to advise AASC the J. Fred Matthews BOARD OF SUPER- Tuesdays and of any upcoming 100th Memorial Library. VISORS-First Monday, Thursdays, Wed. birthday. EASTERN STAR- 6 pm, Lebanon. 9:30am-6pm and Sat S U P P O R T Clinch Valley Chapter CLINCHFIELD lpm-5pm. Sunday GROUP-Women sur- #152, Order of Eastern LODGE #256-Stated Closed. vivors of sexual assault Star, meets each fourth Communication, I st D I C K E N S O N- are invited to attend Tuesday, except for Saturdays, 7:30; School B U N D Y - T h e Clinch ValleyMarch and December, of Instruction third Dickenson-Bundy LogC o m m u n i c a t i o n when the meetings are House is open week-Action, Inc./Family Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 MENTIONED IN THE HI-LIGHTS ... A photo of the St. Paul High School Class of 1929, some of whom are mentioned in the Hi-Lights. Members of the class include: Front row, left to right m Holland Fletcher, Ruth Patrick, Hazel Patrick, Winston Kiser, Nellie Kilgore, Grey Kiser. Back row, left to right --- Lucius Holbrook, John Smith, Chub Bolton, Clyde Horne Remembering the I BY JERRY COUCH ty information. There dumb after all." were numerous ads for From that same issue, Recently I told you local businesses, all ofhere's an essay which about some choice vintage which are now gone. expresses the community goodies s h,,ared by "friends However, many of the spirit of St. Paul's stu- of history who read the people, places, and things dents: Clinch Valley . Times. mentioned in the Hi-Lights "OUR TOWN" Among those items were have been the subject ofThere s no saying four rare, fragile copies of previous CVT history arti- quite St. Paul High School's cles, so they will probably so appropriate, There s no long-ago newspaper, the be familiar to most folks, place like home." Large or St. Paul Hi-Lights. Here's a transcription of small, it is home to us, the Best of all, this collec- the paper's first editorial: place that we are always tion includes the very first Hello St. Paulers, we willing to back up and say edition of the school ne)vs- greet you: We at last have a good word about. We paper, dating from the year summoned up enough sometimes compare it with 1928. courage to start a school other towns, but they never Student staff of the St.paper. We want the grades measure up in our own Paul Hi-Lights for 1928 to feel that it partly estimation. We are proud included Hazel Patrick, belongs to them. We wishof our town? Editor-in-Chief along with tO show you just what the Madge Ray and Maude pupils of St. Paul are capa- The School is one of Bradley, business man- ble of doing; to amuse you the most important organi- agers of the paper, and give you a glance atzations of the community. Individual issues cost 5 school activities. We real- It is there the future citi- and a .one-year subscrip- ize that our first attempts zens are trained. Our tion cost 50. are those of amateurs, but school could not have been The Hi-Lights was we are like grass -- green what it is at present if it nicely done. It was profes- but growing. We are openhad not been for the hard sionally printed on premi- to suggestions and our work of the teachers; with um paper and featured chief aim is to show youthe cooperation of the both school and mmuni- that S. P. H. S. "Ain't so community, it could not co have improved in scholas- ~.~ "] tic standing or outside THE - MID; IGHT RIDE. IN ball,activitieS'baseballSUChandaSfootball,basket- I~l~ PAUL REVERE | if it had not been for the I'l" "America ~/I splendid help of organiza- tions like Civitan Club, " March 23 and 24 Woman s Club, and the Parent-Teachers' Gi klETY TH _flkTRE Association. The Civitan Club l~~,~,a~c~2~,a ] made it possible for the = school to enter into athlet- ics by financing our teams ADVERTISING THE SHOW ... Local and providing a basketball businesses advertised goods and services in court. They have con- the St. Paul Hi-Lights. See HI-LIGHTS, Page 8