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'W" Clinch Valley Times '" 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things..." " Vol. LVI, No. 13 Thursday, March 27, 2014 Saint Paul, Virginia I V i :r_i_. n i a PRESS Association 50 cents IDA awards Willis administration contract COMMUNITY READERS ... Children at St. Paul Elementary School are transfixed by St. Paul Police Chief Bo Phillips, who visit- ed as part of the school's celebration of Reading Month. Phillips was one of many "community readers" who read books to students. See more pictures on Page 5. Calendar of events... AA-Sundays and Thursdays, 7 pm Tueaysv-'g- "Ston " " R"E:'CO " E R' 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. Patti 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. PAI]L 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, Coeburn. NEIGHBORS AID- Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neighbors Aid Building, new & used clothing for sale. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPER- VISORS-First Monday, 6 pm, lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256-Stated Communication, 1 st Saturdays, 7:30; School of Instruction third . l@!00ll!!@lll, Sundays 12-4 pm. GROUP-The Wise TY-The Wise Social County Mental Health Security Office is open Center conducts a Mondays-Fridays from recovery group for sub- 9am-4pm. Phone num- stance abusers and fam- bers are 1-800-772- ilies Fridays at 10 am 1213 or 276-679-7633. Call 276-679-0810. L I B R A R Y ACOA MEETING- FRIENDS-Friends of Adult Children of the J. Fred Matthews Alcoholics meet Memorial Library, St. Mondays, 7 pm, First Paul meet at the Library Baptist Church, on first Thursdays at 4 Coeburn. Call 762- pm. 0016, 276-395-6588 or VFW POST 9864- 276-679-7371. VFW Post 9864, LFFFLE LEAGUE- Lebanon, welcomes The Clinch River Little new members. If you League Board meet at 4 served overseas during pm third Sundays at the any war, write VFW UMWA Building in Post 9864, EO. Box Castlewood. All inter- 1419, Lebanon, VA ested persons are invit- 24266 and send name, ed to attend, address and phone H.O.EE. HOUSE- number. Transfers wel- H.O.EE. House pro- comed. vides emergency shel- HEALTH SER- ter for victims of VICES-The 'Wise domestic violence in County Health Wise, Russell, Department, Wise, is Dickenson, Lee, Scott open from 8am-8pm and Buchanan counties first Thursdays. and the City of Norton. Clinics will be Volunteers needed- offered in family plan- training available. Call ning, pediatrics, school 1-800-572-2278. and adult physicals, SENIOR CITI- WIC, Paps and immu- ZENS-TheCastle-wood n i z a t i o n s . Senior Citizens meet at Appointments are nec- 10 am Wednesdays at essary for all but immu- the Castlewood Lions nizations. For an Den. Anyone 60 or over appointment, call 762- is invited. 328-8000. The Dante Senior FACILITIES Citizens meet each AVAILABLE-The Monday and Tuesday at Tacoma Community 10 am at the Dante Fire Center is available for Department. Russell reunions, birthdays and County residents 60 or showers. older are invited. All proceeds reha- RUSSELL CO. bilitate the Tacoma LIBRARY-Hours at the School as a Community Russell County Public Center. For informa- Library, Lebanon, are tion, call 395-6398. M/Tu/W/F 10am- 100TH BIRTH- 5:30pm;Th 10am-8pm; DAY-Appalachian Sa 10am-2pm. Sunday Agency for Senior Closed. Citizens recognizes MATTHEWS persons in Russell, LIBRARY-Hours at the Dickenson, Buchanan J. Fred Matthews and Tazewell counties Memorial Library, St. who are 100 years old Paul, are 8:30am-5pm or older. Call Dana Mondays and Fridays; Collins, 1-800-656- and llam-7:30pm 2272, to advise AASC Tuesdays and of any upcoming 100th Thursdays, Wed. birthday. 9:30am-6pm and Sat S U P P O R T lpm-5pm. Sunday GROUP-Women sur- Closed. vivors of sexual assault DICKENSON- are invited to attend B U N D Y- T h e Clinch Valley Dickenson-Bundy Log C o m m u n i c a t i o n House is open week- Action, Inc./Family ly Thursdays through Crisis Services' sup- Saturdays, 10-3, and port group meeting Church and church-related activities with victims of similar situatiow, - Mondays, 10:30 am-12 noon. For information calll Rande Hackler, 276-9188-5583 or Ranetta Dawis, 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 provides disabili- ty transportation services in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regard, less 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 or fullerjr1942@ JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facilities and servic- es of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR- Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meetings are See CALENDAR, Page 8 calendar on page 3 At their regular monthly meeting, the St. Paul IDA voted 4-1 to award the con- tract administration of the Willis Building Renovation Project to Rob Jones of Sustainable Development, Inc. The contract administrator is responsible for overseeing the administration of the project, including compli- ance, reporting, and record keeping. After the initial meeting with DHCD, Chairman Bob Harrison will negotiate a contract price. Teresa Harless, Main Street Director, asked the IDA Board to consider allowing Main Street to use the upstairs of the Hillman House as an overnight stay. She proposed that the income from the rental unit would be a good fundraiser to help with Main Street expenses. Concern about competing with private businesses that have invested money into short stay rentals was expressed by some board members Following several ques- tions about how such an arrangement would work, Bob Harrison suggested placing this matter on the April agenda for considera- tion'. Boards members pres- ent were Frank Molinary, Mike Jessee, Bob Harrison, Bill Wallace, Harry Kelly, and J. D. Cassell. Others attending the meeting were IDA Attorney Linda Tiller, Secretary Debbie Baca, Councilman Monty Salyer, and Rob Jones. Citizens group discusses use of Willis building A group of interested cit- izens met Tuesday, March 18 at the Town Hall to dis- cuss uses of the Willis Building. The committee chose a chairman, a vice chairman and recording sec- retary to continue in con- ducting the meeting. Bob Harrison was elected chair- man, Bill Wallace vice chairman and Lou Wallace recording secretary. Rob Jones of Sustainable Development and Todd Christiansen of DHCD attended the meeting and made comments concerning use of the building. The group is interested in having retail establishments in the street level area of the six bays. Second floor usage was discussed in ways of short stays for people using ATV trails or people doing business at Dominion or other businesses in the area. There are two grants total- ing $1.1 million for use in the building. The group also discussed getting as much infrastructure in the building as they could with the monies available at this time. A meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, April 10 at 6 pm at the Town Hall. Citizens are invited to come and comment. Those attending the meeting were Mayor Kyle Fletcher, Bob Harrison. Suzy Harrison, Lou Ann and Bill Wallace, Doris Fletcher and Juanita Kelly, Councilman Jason Kilgore, Councilman Tim Boardwine, Councilman Monty Salyer, Councilman Harry Kelly and Allen Gregory. Items of Interest SOUTHWEST Virginia. 2014, at the St. Paul REGIONA JAIL Elementary School. /Qg  CLINCH . ..... P[egse 'see le,w.ebsite TO MEET ' IIIROL " for mbre inforifon  The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority Board meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at The Inn at Norton, Norton, EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM The Second Annual Clinch Environmental Education Symposium will be held March 29, including a schedule of events, presentation topics, and guest speakers : http://clinchriverva.corn/e vents and- resources/#Sym. 1938 ST. PAUL FACULTY: (Front Row, L to R) Earl Hillman, Alta Hamilton, W. D. Richmond, Evelyn Suttle, Louisa Holton, Evelyn Alsover (Back Row, L to R) Katherine Baker, Mary Cawood, Henrietta Cox, Violet Kilgore, Mary Rush, Nellie Kilgore, Della Inge, Elizabeth Greear. Spring 1938 St. Paul Hi-Lights BY JERRY COUCH Today we're going to travel back to March of 1938 to look at another issue of St. Paul High School's student newspa- per, the St. Paul Hi-Lights. Unlike the 1928 issue mentioned in last week's Clinch Valley Times, this issue was mimeographed on regular paper. Mimeograph is an obsolete printing process most peo- ple under age 40 have probably never heard of. Interestingly, early edi- tions of St. Paul High School's yearbook were also called the Hi-Lights, not the "Estonoa" as in later years. And in 1938 St. Paul once again had a community newspaper, the Tri-County News. This paper was published by former evangelist, Finis Dake, whose career was discussed in a previous CVT history article. The staff of the Hi- Lights for 1938 included: Emerson Fleming, Mescal Stanton, Mary Hawkins, Howard Holbrook, Bill Hartsock, Jefferies Cooper, Irene Hillman, Alonzo Monday, Jimmy Molinary, John Talbert, Catherine Morris, Nell Robinson, Jack Marshall, Henry Counts, Madge Bellamy, Billy Murphy, Jimmy Jessee, Shirley Lyons, Evelyn O'Dell, and Ralph Tate. These young people did a fine job pro- ducing a credible paper which contained a variety of interesting articles. Kudos to them for leaving their footprints in the sand of time. Writing for a paper - any paper - is not easy. Guess how I know. This issue's . editorial was written by eleventh- grader, Emerson Fleming. It is particularly refreshing after the harsh 2014 winter season we have just endured: BEAUTIFUL SPRING As Old Man Winter fades away in our memo- ries and the youthful sea- son of Springs steps in to spread its message o f joy, a great change seems to come over us. We behold the trees as they begin to turn green, the flowers as they spring forth from Mother Earth, and the birds as they return from their winter vacation in the south. All See HI-LIGHTS, Page 8