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Vol. LVIII, No. 12 576 EXJC Smalltown Papers 0 217 W. Cota Street (~ Shelton WA 98584 r 1 " :~[i rgi nia " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' '" Thursday, March 24, 2016 Saint Paul, Virginia PRESS 50 cents In their regular monthly meeting, council members heard the audit report from Tamara Greear of Thrower, Blanton & Associates. The reports shows a fund bal- ance of $2,999,511 in the general fund and a net posi- tion in the water and sewer fund of $7,784,265 at June 30, 2015. Ms. Greear made several positive com- ments about the town's financial condition. There were no material or signifi- cant weaknesses found dur- ing the audit. Councilman Salyer said an event is being planned for April 14th to celebrate the General Assembly funding allocated to the Clinch River State Park ini- tiative. The event is being planned by Brad Kreps of the Clinch River Valley Initiative and includes members from St. Paul, Cleveland, and Dungannon, and will serve as a thank you to all of our legislators for their work on this project. The Council approved $300 to help with the expenses of this event and to authorize Councilman Salyer and Lou Wallace to assist with arrangements to use the park. Main Street Director Kathy Stewart discussed the efforts of a team that includes members from St. Paul Main Street, Breaks Interstate Park, Wetlands Estonoa, Heart of Appalachia Tourism, and Local Entrepreneur & St. Paul Tomorrow. The pilot program will be a guided bus tour from St. Paul to Breaks Interstate Park. The group has received approval to use the bus owned by Breaks Interstate Park. The tour will include up to 30 vlsitors, a profes- sional driver, and scripted storytelling along the tour route. Three excursions are planned for 2016, the first to be held on Friday, June 3, 2016. The cost will be $35 per person, which includes lunch at Breaks Park and refreshments at the Clinch River Festival. Interested parties can regis- ter at www.stpaulmain- or by calling 276-395-0685. Mayor Fletcher announced that Clean-Up Day will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. Those interested in partici- pating will meet at the town hall at 10 a.m. to pick up gloves and bags. The council unanimous- ly passed a resolution toerator to provide backupThe council appointed apply for funding to pur-power to its water cus- the following board posi- chase a generator for thetomers, tions: Terri Ann Funk was raw water grit chamber. In other action, the town appointed to the Board of Cody McElroy said council voted to donate Building Code Appeals; Dominion had agreed to $100 to the MEOC David Varney and Barbara provide a generator if the Walkathon, a fundraiser for Trent were appointed to the need arises. However, they MEOC's Emergency Fuel Board of Zoning Appeals; have not yet made provi- Fund. All monies go Jack Kiser was reappointed ' sions for emergency power directly toward helping the to the St. Paul IDA; Josh and this grant would allow elderly with an emergency See COUNCIL Page 7 the town to purchase a gen- home heating need. Scam artists claiming to be IRS Over the last few weeks Demand that you information and hang up the St Paul Police Dept. has pay taxes without givingimmediately. received several com- you the opportunity to Contact TIGTA to plaints from citizens in ref- question or appeal the report the call by either erence to phone calls from amount they say you owe.their web page or you can scam artists claiming they Require you to use call them at 1-800-366- are from the IRS and a specific payment method 4484 demanding money. In most for your taxes Report it to the cases the caller has been Ask for credit or Federal Trade threatening to call the local debit card numbers over Commission. Use the " police if the citizen doesn't the phone or email. FTC Complaint Assistant" pay. Here are some things a Threaten to imme- on scammer will do but the diately bring in local police If you owe or think you IRS NEVER will. or other law enforcementowe: Call to demand groups to have you arrested Call the IRS at 1- immediate payment over for not paying. 800-829-1040. IRS work- the phone, nor will they If you receive a call ofers can help you. call without having mailed this nature here is what you If any citizen needs several bills, should do: assistance or has any ques- Call or email you to If you don't owe tions please contact Chief verify your identity by ask- taxes or have no reason to Bo Phillips and the St Paul ing personal information or think you do: Police Department. f'mancial information. Do not give out any Work has begun on the Western Front Hotel. AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Tuesdays: St. Paul, 6:00 pm St. Paul United Methodist Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church. 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 Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT-First Tuesday, 1 pm, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm Presbyterian Church, Norton. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231-Stated meetings will be held the third Saturday of each month. The School of Instruction will be held on fourth Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Stated Communication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12- 4th Tuesday, 7 pm, VFW, Riverview, Coebum. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPER- VISORS-First Monday, 6 pro, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256=Stated Communication, 1 st III[II!I]I!JIII!U!!![Illll. Thursdays, 7:30;Tuesday; Closed School of Instruction Wednesday; 9:3026 pm third Thursdays, 7 pm Thursday and Friday. R E .C O V E R Y Saturday Closed. GROUP-The Wise Sunday Closed. County Mental Health D I C K E N S O N - Center conducts a .13 U N D Y- T h e recovery group for sub- Dickenson-Bundy Log stance abusers and fam- House is open weekly ilies Fridays at 10 am Thursdays through Ca11276-679-0810. Saturdays, 10-3, and ACOA MEETING- Sundays 12-4 pm. Adult Children of SOCIAL SECURI- Alcoholics meet TY-The Wise Social Mondays, 7 pm, First Security Office is open Baptist Church, Mondays-Fridays from Coeburn. Call 762- 9am-4pm. Phone num- 0016, 276-395-6588 or bers are 1-800-772= 276-679-7371. 1213 or 276-679-7633. LITTLE LEAGUE- L I B R A R Y The Clinch River Little FRIENDS-Friends of League Board meets at the J. Fred Matthews 3 pm third Sundays at Memorial Library, St. Ma Whitenack Little Paul meet at the Library League Field. All inter- on first Thursdays at 4 ested persons are invit- pm. ed to attend. VFW POST 9864- H.O.P.E. HOUSE-VFW Post 9864, H.O.P.E. House pro- Lebanon, welcomes vides emergency shel: new members. If you ter for victims of served overseas during domestic violence in any war, write VFW Wise, Russell,Post 9864, P.O. Box Dickenson, Lee, Scott 1419, Lebanon, VA and Buchanan counties 24266 and send name, and the City of Norton. address and phone Volunteers needed- number. Transfers wel- training available. Call comed. 1-800-572-2278. HEALTH SER- SENIOR CITI- VICES-The Wise ZENS-The Castle-County Health wood Senior Citizens Department, Wise, is meet at 10 am open from 8am-8pm Wednesdays at the first Thursdays. Castlewood Lions Den. Clinics will be Anyone 60 or over is offered in family plan- invited, ning, pediatrics, school The Dante Senior and adult physicals, Citizens meet each WIC, Paps and immu- Monday and Tuesday at n i z at i o n s . 10 am at the Dante Fire Appointments are nec- Department. Russell essary for all but immu- County residents 60 or nizations. For an older are invited, appointment, call 762- RUSSELL CO. 328-8000. LIBRARY-Hours at the F A C I L I T I E S Russell County Public AVAILABLE-The Library, Lebanon, are Tacoma Community Tue &Thur 10am-8pm; Center is available for Wed & Fri 10am- reunions, birthdays and 5:30pm; Sat 10-3pm. showers. Closed Sun & Mon. All proceeds reha- M A T T H E W S bilitate the Tacoma LIBRARY-Hours at the School as a Community J. Fred Matthews Center. For informa- Memorial Library, St. tion, call 395-6398. Paul, are: 9:30am- 100TH BIRTH- 6pm Monday; DAY-Appalachian 1 0 : 3 0 a m -7 p m Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and T'azewell counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1-800-656- 2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming 100th birthday. SUPPORT GROUP-Women sur- vivors of sexual assault are invited to attend Clinch Valley Communication Action, Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- port group meeting 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 and 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 pro- vides disability trans- portation services in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP-The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 pm first Thursdays, Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. Group purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 See CALENDAR, Page 8 Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 "The Shacks" at Temple Hill. Through patience and cooperation, these buildings provided a substitute for the old school until the new school buildings were completed. by Jerry Couch PART III The story of Temple Hill School continues with some excerpts from the 1950 edition of the "Templar" (the school yearbook). The Temple Hill Senior Class of 1950 was the last graduating class associated with the old building. In September of 1950 the all-new Castlewood High School would open its doors to generations of students. Take a look at the "last will and testament" below. I'm sure you'll find many names of friends and fami- ly, and you'll recall your own school days. Oh...and if you happen to see Lois with the Red Hat ladies, check to see if her eyes are green. And next time you're in the Stop and Shop, listen for Maggie's giggle .... LAST WILL & TESTAMENT TEMPLE HILL CLASS OF 1950 We, the Senior Class being of insane mind and unsound of body do hereby make our last will and tes- tament. To the Junior Class we leave our most cherished possessions as follows: *Gene Alley wills his coal truck to Cecil Porter. *Alonzo Beauchamp wills his many girlfriends to Coolidge Burke and Ralph Sexton. *Jimmy Campbell wills his pet saying "old feller" to Kenneth Wampler. *Max Ervin leaves his red hair to Raymond Griffith and Jimmy Milton. *June Kiser wills her position on the basketball team to Norma Gay Cox. *Donald Lee Jessee leaves his job at the Esso station to Bobby Ramsey. *Goldie Saddler leaves her ability to get along with boys to Harriet Campbell. *Carlyle Byington leaves all his excess weight to Bobby Joe Austin. *Irene Irick leaves her bangs to Anna Kate Davis. *Bernard Kiser leaves his chewing gum to O'Neal White. *Sue Bratton leaves her typing speed to Eva Lou Litton. *Eulis Huff leaves his cigarettes to Jerry Johnson and Max Sproles *Gay Nell Osborne leaves her "secretary's look" to Billie Jean Robinson and Bessie Cantrell. *N. C. Johnson wills his army jacket to Felix Caudill. *Joan Hall leaves her "green eyes" to Lois Salyer and MozeHe Powers. *Kenneth Dorton leaves, his glasses to to Joe Counts. *Gay Nell Byington leaves her sweater with the "J" on it to Lois Vicars. *Jack Bartee leaves his "laugh" to Carol Musick. *Dixie Dickenson leaves her West Virginia friends to Jean Osborne. *Harold Leonard leaves his brown eyes to McKinley Johnson. *Magdaline Holmes leaves her "giggles" to Blanche Fugate and Lucille Morrison. *Pauline Beavers leaves her blond hair to Helen Campbell. *Bennett Hale leaves his "loud mouth" to Earl Cook. *Eula Osborne leaves her wit to Lois Brown and Evelyn Rynes. *Joyce Ann Meade leaves her love letters to Dorothy Lewis. *Perry Patrick leaves his English classes to Guy Castle. *Ann Barnette leaves her pretty white teeth to Cholene Perry and Jackie Gilbert. *Billy Oney leaves his trips to the office to Sam Castle and Bill Kelly. *Carolyn Meade leaves The Temple Hill Home Economics building provided additional classroom space after the fire. Do you recognize these students from the era of saddle oxfords and bobby sox? her front seat in the study hall to Peggy Johnson and Polly Home. *Franklin Robinson leaves his grades to Johnny Adams. *Marie Johnson leaves her books to Irene Meade. *Billy Jessee leaves his talent to sing to Walter Bostic. *Helen Harmon leaves her quiet manners to Evelyn Mitchell and Beulah Rose. *Walter Salyer leaves his fountain pen to Ulas Hawkins. *Mary Jo Sargent leaves her black pocket book to PeggY Kiser. *Asa Jessee leaves his "silly questions" to Jimmy Home. *Frances Turner leaves her "smallness" to Betty ~tuff and Patrick. Virginia * V / Frank Wohlford lea es /his "crew cut" to Edward Hurd. *Catherine Robinson leaves her voice to Jean Chafin and Cornelia Amos. *Charles Cooper leaves his red sweater to Ralph Sexton. *Peggy Minnick leaves her "blue jeans" to Ruby Jean Bradley. *Anna Mae Salyer leaves her wedding ring to Eleanor Johnson.