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O mnJjnl i . O ...... I Ullil I I GINLA "'~ [ " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " ,,:. ........... Thursday, March 26, 2009 , Saint Paul, Virginia .......... 50c -- Q \ Upon learning that the Rus- which are being held at the old a fine person who's trying to sell County Board of Supervi- Bush Building in St. Paul, as help the elderly on fixed in- sots has appealed a recent duel- well as on the construction site comes with their taxes. sion by the Virginia Department itself.. Chairman Harrison said that of Transportation officials, the He also made the point thatthe Hiilman House status re- St. Paul Industrial Development Shaw is purchasing as many mains in the hands of VDOT, Board approved a resolutionmaterials as possible from local and that no action can be taken Monday night urging VDOT dealers, and is cooperating with toward construction until VDOT again to reject Russell County's the Community College system reports on the proposal. proposal as far as Shaw training programs Harrison also called the The Bristol District Officeare concerned. Board's attention to the Farm- earlier rejected Russell County's Also addressing the Board on er's Market, which will hold its request to use a site on Route behalf of Dominion was Charles first session on Saturday, April 58A just across the Clinch River Scott, who said he and the corn- 25, and will continue each Sa- from St. Paul for the location of puny were "glad to be here--we turday until June, when a a trash collection center, want to be a member of the Wednesday Farmer's Market The IDA resolution, pro- community.' He said the com- will be added to the schedule. posed by IDA Chairman Bob party continues to work with St. Quite a lot of local interest has Harrison, cites the facts that the Paul on the various water pro- been generated by the plans. proposed site, which slopesjects, and with VDOT on theThe Farmer's Market Commit- toward the Clinch River, is just development of safety elements tee meets each Monday at 10 150 yards from St. Paul's water relating to the entrances to the a.m. intake, is just 100 yards from construction site from Route the Clinch River, and will create 58A. An extended discussion on an unsightly spot at the entrance IDA Chair Harrison reportedthe proposed new stage at A. R. to St. Paul, which is trying to on a meeting he had with Wise Matthews Memorial Park was promote economic development County officials concerning the held, with the conclusion, MAJOR SPONSO-I . b Harrison, third from left, as a member of the Clinch through tourism. The resolution recent Tax Reassessment. Hereached unanimously, that the River Days Festival committee, accepted a $2,500 cheek from Dominion Energy's will be sent not only to VDOT pointed out that the Wise Court- IDA Board participate in the Mark Mitchell on Tuesday morning, while Dominion's Charles Scott, left, and but also to both counties as well ty Board of Supervisors will town's portion of the cost (up to as area legislators, meet to establish the property $4,000). The Board also appoin- David Leaf, right, looked on. The cheek represents Dominion's sponsorship of the According to St. Paul Mayor tax rate for 2009-2010 on Tues- ted D. J. lessee to act as liaison annual Festival The presentation was made at the construction site of the Kyle Fletcher, Wise County's day, March 31, at 5 p.m. He ai- between the IDA Board and the company's Virginia City Hybrid EnerlD' Center, St. Paul _ Administrator, Shannon Scott, so emphasized that individual Town Council in terms of the ,,,, has suggested a dialogue be- taxpayers may still call new stage. " B0-ucher introduces legislation to accelerate of Rov ue member McReynolds ties to allow Russell County to office (276-328-3556) and informed the IDA that the wise q ost .o iew of o r sou w , T no,o i technology for carbon e and storage trash collection site as a sment. The Equalization Board cal Council, a nine-county Or- U.S. Representative Rick -Mfirtha (D-PA), Rep.- erry Cos- bundant domestic fuel, and to- storage point for Russell Coun- is also meeting, and appoint- ganization, will hold an Energy Bencher has introduced biparti- tello (D-IL), Rep. Tim Holden day, coal accounts for more than tians. Russell County could then ments may be made by calling Summit at UVa-Wise on Men- san federal legislation to ad- (D-PA), Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D- one-half of the fuel used for collect the trash from the Virgi- Christy Rakes at 276-328-4592. day, April 27. The meeting will vance the development and de- ND), Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL), electricity generation. Given our nia City site to take back to Rus- IDA Board member MeRcy- include eight hours of informa- ployment of carbon capture and Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA), Rep.large coal reserves, its lower sell County for eventual dispo- nolds said she"was shocked that tion concerning oil, gas, wind storage (CCS) technologies. Baron Hill (D-IN), Rep. O.K. cost in comparison with other sal. - the Town Council (in its and coal. She urged members of CCS is a method of reducingButterfield (D-NC), and Rep. fuels, and the inadequate avai- IDA Board member Rita resolution) said that Dominion the Board to attend. greenhouse gas emissions byCharlie Wilson (D-OH). ability of fuel alternatives, pre- McReynolds said that the Wise has decreased the value of pro- Chairman Harrison wel- capturing and injectin under- The legislation would estab- servation of the ability of elec- County Chamber of Commerce perry in town." She continued, corned new IDA Board member ground the carbon diomde emit- lish a $1 billion annual fund, tric utilities to continue coal use opposes the site for location of a "I don't think we should make Bill Steele. ted from electricity generation derived from fees on the gene- is essential. The legislation in- trash collection center, and will that statement if we don'thave Present for the meeting were plants that use fossil fuels. Bou- ration of electricity from coal, troduced today addresses this also approve a resolution ex- figures to back it up. Board members Blake White- cher is joined in the sponsorship oil and natural gas. Gran from clear need by enabling electric pressing that opposition. IDA member Jack Kiser nack, J. D. Casseil, Rita McRey- the bill by Pep. Fred Upton the will be awaked to utilities that use coal to have the The Boarct beard a progress agreed with her, and said he was nolds, Bill Steele, D. J. lessee ~.-MI), R~9 Jol:m Dingelt (D- large-.s~,Je ~oject~ mt~ancing continued ability to do so when report or. co;lstruction of the : "disappointed" by a comment in and Jack Kiser; IDA Board MI), Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), the commercial availability of a mandatory program is imple- Virginia City Hybrid Energythe editorial in "last week's Chairman Bob Harrison; IDA Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), Rep. CCS technology, mented to control greenhouse Center' by Shaw Project" Mann- local paper" about the tax teas- Attorney Linda Tiller;, IDA Ed Whitfield (R-KY),Rep. John "Coal is America's most a- gas emissions," Bencher said. ger Steve DeMase, who said the sessment, since the Commissio- Treasurer Patricia Ward; and .......................... .... work is 5 1/2 to 6 percent ner ofRevenueDougMullins isseveral spectators. complete. Ten to 20 truckloads events. a steel are nw being accepted, Dominion has informational with an eventual 40 truckloads 'AA-Stmdays and Tuesdays: Big Anyone 60 or over is invited, similar situatiousMondays. 10:30 '495-7026or495-8473. 13b~T meetint..q__ ,_ wind. nroiects stone Gap. S p.m, episcop ...The Dante Senior Cit m a.m.-]2 noon. For mfommon, CLOTHZSCLOSZT of from 3,000 tO 3,500 tons of on Church; Wednesdays: Wise, 8 meet each Monday and Tuesday call Rande Haokler, 276-988- The Women On Mission group steel has been delivered.,He told ------ p.m., Trinity United Methodist at 10 a.m. at the Dante Fire De- 5583, or Ranetta Davis, 276-889- at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, . the Board that Dominion has Dominion and BP Wind April 2, at- ~ Empire Church; Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 partment. Russell County resi- 8206./. opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 leased 40 acres of property in Energy have held an informatio- Community College's Goodloe p.m., Clintwood United Metho- dents 60 or older are invited. FREE ADULT En a.m Tuesdays. Anyone who dist Chinch. RUSSELL CO, LIBRARYFree adult education classes are needs clothing is welcome. Castlewood for storage of some nal meeting in Appalachia re- Center The meeting will be held ' garding a potential wind energy from 5-8 pan., and the public is COPPER CREEK ELEMEN- Hours at the Russell Cotmty available in Lee, Scott and Wise FREE HIV TESTING of the steel until it IS needed at TAllY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 Pubfic Library, Lebanon, are counties and the City of Norton. Health DepartmentsintheLeno- the construction site. In res- project in Wise County. The invited. p.m., school cafeteria.M/Tu/Tn, 9 a.m,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 Daytime and evening classes for wisco Health District offer free meeting was held Tuesday, Representatives from both ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fomlha.m.-5 p.m.; Sa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. adults who want to improve their confidential HIV testing through- ponse tO a question, he said that Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul Town MATTHEWS LIBRARY basic skills. Instructors also assist out the year. For information, call while some of the steel is fromMarch 24. Dominion and BP Wind Energy Hall. Hours at the J. Fred Matthews adults with job-related skills in- Wise County, 31S-8000; Lee Co the United States, most is A second informational meet-will be on hand to answer ST. PAUL TOVeN COUNCIL- Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 9 eluding resume writing and inter- Health Dept., 276-346-2011; or Third Mondays, 6 p.m., Town a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wedues- viewing. For details, call 1-800- Sxurr Co. Health Dept., 276- purchased from offshore sites, ing is planned for Thursday,individual questions. Hall. days/Fridays/Saturdays, and 11 422-3433or276-386-2433. 386-1312. such as Chin Dante Museum is open daily RUSSELL COUNTY W&SA- a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and TRANSPORTATION FREE GED CLASSES and Mexico. The Russell County Water & Se- Thursdays. See Library for The Appalachian Agency for Free GED classes are offered at wage Authority Board of Direc- special program schedules. Senior Citizens provides disabili- the Oxbow Family Investment DeMase emphasized that -- tors, 6 p.m. second Mondays. DICKENSON-BUNDY ty transportation servaces in Buc- Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Shaw wants to be a good neigh- The Dante Coal and Railroad are on displa3; as well as the ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- The Diekenson-Bundy Log hanan, Diekenson, Russell and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-t2 bor to the town. He said that 25- Museum, located in the buildingmodel of Dante circa 1930. First Tuesday, 1 pro., Appala- House is open weekly Thursdays, Tazewell counties to individuals noon. Gleuna McReynolds is the ehian Agency for Senior Citizens Fridays and Saturdays, ll-4, and with disabilities, regardless of teacher. Calll-800-422-3433. 30 percent of the 450 Shaw which years ago was occupied bySPHS office, Claylxx)l Hill. Free. Sundays 1-5 p.m. age. Call 1-888-656-2272. C/RADD MEETING employees now at the site are a bank and later by a beer garden, open house NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- SOCIAL SECURITY GENEALOGY GROUP A meeting of C/RADD will be local hires, and that number will is now open to the public from The St. Paul High School Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m, The Wise Social Security Office The Russell County Geuealogy held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Presbyterian Church, Norton. is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 Group meets 5:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month. The rise as new hires are made. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday Spring Open House will be held CASTLEWOOD LODGE a.m.-4 p.m. Phone numbers are 1- Thursdays, Russell County Public meetings will he held at the Dante He said that one milfion man- through Friday. The Museum is on Monday, April 6th from 4:30 #7,31-Stated meetings will beheld 800-772-1213 or 276-679-7633. Library, Lebanon: The Group's Museum. hours have been worked Without open the second and fourth until 7:00 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. LIBRARY FRIENDS purpose is "to learn, to share and GED ONLINE The School of Instruction will be Friends of the J. Fred Matthews to perpetuate family history." Call The Regional Adult Education a single lost time accident, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All parents and students are held on fourth Thursdays at 7. Memorial Library, St. Paul, meet William T. Fuller, 276-889-4894 Program is offering free GED said that safety is at the fore- Artifacts through the years invited to attend. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Se- at the Library on fomlh Tuesdays or follerk1942.yehoo,com. Classes online. This service is for front of the' training programs~ cond Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Stat- at 11:00 a.m. JOIN THE FRIENDS qualifying and adult learners, with ed Communication; First Thurs- VF'vV POST 9864 Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- or without their own home corn- day, 7 p.m., School of Instruction. VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, web thews Memorial Library and~ help puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise VFW POST #8652, DAV comes new members. If you promote the improvement of faci- counties and the City of Norton. CHAPTER 12--4th Tuesday, 7 served overseas during any war, lities and services of the 5brary. For more information, call GED On- line Co-ordinator Marc/ p.m., VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. write VFW Post 9864, P.O Box Send name, address and phone ~-ore, 1-800-422-3433 (in Scott NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266, and number, with a $5 membership 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- send name, address and phone gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memo- County, 386-2433). bets Aid Build-hag, new & used numher. Transfers welcomed, rial Library, Att'n:Wilma Evans, GED TESTING clothing f or sale. HEALTH SERVICES P.O. Box 1976, St. Pan~, VA GED Testing is available Men- RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF The Wise County I-Icalth ~De- 24283. Make checks payable to day through Thursday and on SUPERVISORS -First Monday, parUnent, Wise, is open fro~ 8 Friands of the J. Fred Matthews Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter- 6 p.m., Lebanon.. a.m..-8 p.m. first Thmsdays. Cli- Memorial Library. native Ed.ucation Center, Wise. CLINCHFIELDLODGE #256- uics will be offered in family EASTERN STAR Call 276-328-8612 for more Stated Communication, 1st Satur- planning, pediatrics, school and Clinch Valley Chapter #152, information concerning GED days, 7:30; School of Instruction adult physicals, WIC, Paps and Order of Eastern Star, meets each testing. third Thursdays, 7 p.m.. immunizations. Appointments are fourth Tuesday, except for March IN CONTROL PROGRAMS RECOVERY GROUP-The necessary for all but immuniza- and December, when the meet- In Control, a free diabetes Wise County Mental Health Cen- tions. For an appoint-ment, call hags are on the second Tuesday. program, meets at Oxbow Center, ter condants a recovery group for 762-328-8000. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. St. Paul, 5-6 pro, 2nd Mondays. substance abusers and families FACILITIES AVAILABLE VETERANS' CLAIMS DANTE LIVES ON Fridays at 10 a.m. Call 276-679- The Tacoma Community CenterDickenson County--Oscar The Dante Lives On Board 0810. is available for reunions, bit,h- Silcox helps file veterans' claims, meets at 6 p.m. on | st Mondays at the Dante Museum. A Commu- ACOA MEETING-Adult Child- days and showers. All proceeds For appointment, call 276-835- nity Meeting is fourth Tuesdays ren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, rehabilitate the Tacoma Selmol as 8847 nights. 7 pro., First BaptistChurch, Coe- a Community Center.For Coebuna--A Dept. of Veterans at 6 p.m.. also at the Museum. burn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- information, call 395-6398. Services representative will assist BASKETBALL CAMP 6588 or 276-679-7371. 100TH BIRTHDAY? clients and answer questions at Appliations re being evaluated LITTLE LEAGUE Appalachian Agency for Senior the Coeburn VFW Post from 9 foF the'T~n Star Att~tar Summer The Clinch Ri'er Little League Citizens recognizes persons in a.m.-3:30 pro. third "I'hnj~lays Invitation only Baske't~all Camp Board meets at 4 pro. thirdRussell, Dickeuson, Buchanan except June. / For a free brochure for ~ camps, Sundays at the UMWA Building and Tazewell counties who are Russell County--DAViService call 704-373-0873 any~me or in Castlewood. All interested 100 years old or older. Call Dana Officer Perry Johnson assists visit www.teustarcamp.en~n veteran filing claims third Tues- GOSPEL SINGING / persons are invited to attend. Collins, 1-800-656-2272, to ad- da s from 23"30 vm at the A Gospel Singing will }fe held at NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH vise AASC of any upcoming y -. .., The Dante Neighborhood Watch 100th+ birthday. Russell County Public Library, ~p.m. the first F rid/a~., of each Program will meet at 7 p.m,on SCHOOL POLICIES Lebanon. monm~t The Celeeeeeeee~ation L:enter, second Mondays at the Dante ...The Wise County School Russell County--American 16607 Bro~dStreet, St. Paul. All Community Building. Call 495- Board maintains a Policy Manual Legion Post 208 Post Service are welcome--admission is free. 7007 for information, which is available to the public in Officer Todd Salyer can assist BOOK DISCUSSION tLO.P.E. HOUSE the library of each school and in with veterans' eluims, records Book Discussion Group One of H.O.P.E. HoUse provides emer- each enunty public library, and family assistance. Call him at J. Fred Matthews Memorial Lib- geney shelter for victims of do- ...Copies of the Russell County 276-889-5884 or 276-274-6588. rary meets fourth Thursdays of mestie violence in Wise, Russell, School Board Policy Manual have FOOD BANK every month (except November Diekenson, Lee, Scott and Bueh- been placed in the office 'and the First Baptist Church, St. Paul, and December, which are anan counties and the City of library of each school, and at the operates a Food Bank each Tues- combined into one holiday Norton. Volunteers needed--train- Russell CountyPublieLibrary. day from 9-11 a.m. at the ehureh, meeting the first Thursday in AREA UNDER CONSIDERATION,,,This area between Route 58A and the exit December) at the Riverside which leads to the old Frostie Bessie drive-in, South St. Paul and St. Paul Hill is ing available. Call 1-800-572- SUPPORT GROUP Donations are welcomed. All in Diner. The next meeting is 2278. Women survivors of sexual as- need of food are welcome. Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m. where Russell County wishesto locate a trash collection center, and has appealed SENIOR CITIZENS sanlt are invited to attend Clinch COMMUNITY CENTER The discussion on The Shack by ...The C&stlewood Senior Citi- Valley Community Action, Inc:/ The West Dante Community William Paul Young during the an earlier Virginia Department of Transportation rejection of their request St. zens meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays Family Crisis Services' support Center meets at 7 p.m. first Men- February meeting will be eontin0- Paul officials oppose the appeal on the basis of possible pollution of the Clinch at the Castlewood Lions Den. group meeting with victims of days, For more infolmation, call ued during the March session. Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 River and St. Paul's water intake, as well as the unsightly view which would be ,, presented to travelers entering St. Paul. (See IDA Board story on this page.)