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NATIONAL " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Vol. LV, No. 14 Thursday, April 4, 2013 . Saint Paul, Virginia 50c I ..... IIIII. .... IIIII I : I II ~ 550c/~O~ -~ Rural $2,413,000 The USDA Ruralprovide sewer service to West some of the downtown sewer Development has approved aHills that has been promised for problems we ,have had over the " grant/loan to fund a sewera long time. He also is optimistic past several years due to old project to improve the collection that this project will help resolve leaky sewer lines. system in the downtown area w ich is ov whe,me Wise County Schools to host leaks, overflows, and excessive infiltration. Construction Pre-K Round Up includes the rehabilitation and/or replacement of 8,500 linear feet Wise County Public Schools school. The health department of 8" gravity Sewer, replacement will be hosting a Pre-K Round will be at St. Paul Elementary, of 70 manhole frames "' and Up on April 12. The event will J.W. Adams Combined School covers and some manhole be held at each primary/ele- and Appalachia Elementary to replacement. This project also mentary school from 1:30-3:00 give free immunizations. You proposes to provide public sewer pm and 4:00-6:00 pm. Children must bring your child's previous .... service to the West Hills area of who will be four years old by shot record to receive shots on St. Paul. Approximately 54 September 30, 2013 are invited this'day. connections will be served by to attend and also register for Additional information is this project. A gravity sewage Pre-K during this fun event. Free available by calling your local collection system will be prizes, food, and fun activities primary/elementary school or by NEW PURCHASE...The Town of St. Paul has purchased two new Ford F-250 constructed consisting of 7,800 information about Pre-K and the 6220) at the Wise County School utility trucks. These trucks will be used by the Town for maintenance as well as LF of 6" and 8" pipe and 22 will be available as well as calling the Title I Office (328- water and wastewater needs. They can also be used for snow removal and many manholes. In addition, a grinder immunizations reauired to enter Board Office. other n eds, trucks wer p.rch,s d at Morgan M CIur ford and re,do tation wit fo t Dollar Tree at Ridgeview especially for the Town. Pictured in front of the vehicles are Mayor Kyle force main will be required to Fletcher and Superintendent John Hicks. These are the first NEW trucks pump the sewage across the Centre in Wise now open purchased by the Town and needless to say - the town crew are very excited. Clinch River to the St. Paul wastewater treatment facility for Brixmor Property Group represented Dollar Tree. Adult Ed 1 10 O b treatment. After completion, the announced a 9,000 square foot Brixmor is the owner of c asses to re care to X OW system will serve approximately Dollar Tree recently opened at RidgeviewCentre and was C ffe ti Ap il 8 395 residents and 29 commercial Ridgeview Centre, located offof represented by Michael Moss enter e c we r users. Rural Development has Orby Cantrell Highway (High- withBrixmor. Adult Ed classes will relo- convenient to the parking area. now. Drop in any Monday orapproved a grant of $878,000 way 23), at the intersection of For leasing information at care from First Baptist Church in The main entrance will no longer Wednesday and we will get start- and a low interest loan of Norton Road and RidgeviewRidgeview Centre, please con- St. Paul to The Oxbow Center be in use by the public, ed. It is possible to complete the $1,535,000 to fund this project. Road in Wise: Richard Bushey tact Brixmor, Ron McGehee effective April 8, according to "We urge any adult without a process in the coming months, in Mayor Fletcher said he isof Dynamic. Commercial Real (513) 341-1317 or Adult Education Instructorhigh school credential to take advance of the new test," she pleased to finally be able to Estate, Virginia Beach, VA, GlennaMcReynolds. Theclasses advantage of our new location," concluded. The Clinch Valley Times Part l will continue to operate on the she continued. "Tliis is a tough The Adult Education Pro- same schedule - Mondays and economy without a diploma, and gram provides free individual- by JerryCouch drifting. That soon changedTwo years after their son Wednesdays from 9am to 12 we particularly want to encour- ized instruction to each student In December of 1973, Mrs. because Ann influenced her David was born, the Gregory noon. age those who have already at the appropriate level. Students Pauline Adams Young, her young man in a positive way, as family was blessed With a new "We are pleased to be re- passed any of the five GED are assessed immediately and are daughter Ann Young Gregory, young ladies often dO. arrival; a daughter they named turning home to Oxbow," stated subtests but have not completed welcome to join class at any and Ann's husband, Allen Allen and Ann were married Mary Peyton. The family need- McReynolds. "The new class them all," McReynolds con- session. Basic skills, career Gregory, made the decision to in 1957. This event took place ed more room and a yard where area will have a large common tinued. The current version of search services, GED prepara- embark upon a business venture at "The Clinchfield House" on the children could play, so area for group study, a private the test will expire at the end of tion and the GED Test are all which is now rapidly approach- Gray Hill. There was a glitch, Allen, Ann, and their children room,, for assessment and an 2013, and all previous income- offered in every Adult Ed class-' it nth year. That business however. Ann's parents mustmoved to a house on Gray Hill. Internet enabled computer lab. In plete or unsuccessful scores will room, with both daytime and vent'tre was The Clinch Valley have forgotten to invite Mother The years passed by quietly, addition, the common area of expire at that time. Beginning evening and on-line opport- Ti s, the newspaper you're Nature to the wedding because then in 1972, David Young died. Oxbow's public room will be January, 2014, those who have unities available. Instructors at holding in your hind'right now. that very week Mother Nature He was deeply mourned by his available for student and. com- begun the GED testing process all sites have access to career The Clinch Valley Times is one put on an event of her own - the family. After a period of adjust- munity use outside of class hours but have not yet completed it counseling for students and can of only a handful of St. Paul Flood of 1957. High water in merit, Polly Young decided to - Monday through Friday, 9am will have to start over using the make streamlined referrals to businesses from the early 1970's many parts of Southwest Vir- return to work. She had been to 5pm. new GED test which is com- WIA, Mountain Empire Com- which remain in operation today, ginia prevented some of the employed by the Paintsville Signage will direct students purer based. "Any adult needing munity College and other corn- In celebration of this milestone, ' invited guests from attending the Herald newspaper for several munity agencies that after to Oxbow's new public entrance a GED can start in our classf Continued on page 2) Ann Gregory's first editorial is ceremony. Guests who had the years during the family's featured in this week's edition, good fortune to arrive early soon residence in that city and she David and Pauline Adamsfound themselves marooned in decided she would like to be part Young were both graduates of St. Paul and waiting for the of thenewspaper business once AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Board 3:30 pm third Thursdays except the University of Kentucky. floodwaters to recede. When again. And that brings us back Stone Gap, 8 pro, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintains a Policy Manual which June. David studied geology and they left St. Paul for their to the beginning of this story. Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pro, SENIOR CITIZENS-The Castle- is available to the public in the FOOD BANK-First Baptist Pauline (Polly) studied art, Af- honeymoon, Allen and Ann's But we're far from its end, Trinity United Methodist Church. wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 library of each school and in each Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pro, am Wednesdays at the Castlewood county public library.Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am ter completing graduate school, car was the last one allowed to Over the years, Mrs. Young Clintwood UnitedMethodist Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is ,,,Copies of the Russell County at the church. Donations are David spent 15 years as cross the Bickley Bridge leading and the Gregorys would write Church. invited. School Board Policy Manual have welcomed. All in need of food are Professor of (3eology at his out of St. Paul - it had been a thousands of articles, attending COPPER CREEK ELEMENT, The Dante Senior Citizens meet b~en placed in the office and the welcome. ARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm each Monday and Tuesday at 10 library of each school, and at the COMMUNITY CENTER-The : Alma Mater, then left teaching hectic and eventful day. "thousands of sports, events, sch- school cafeteria, am at the Dante Fire Department. Russell CountyPublic Library. West Dante Community Center to embark upon a successful Allen and Ann returned to olastic events, political events, ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-F0urth Russell County residents 60 or SUPPORT GROUP-Womenmeets at 7 pm first Mondays. For career in private industry. By Lexington to begin their married elections,- and hundreds of St. Mondays, 6 pro, St. Paul Town older are invited, survivors of sexual assault are more information please call 495- Hall. RUSSELL CO. LIBRARY- invited to attend Clinch Valley 8473. the early 1950's, he had become life. There, Allen worked part- Paul Town Council meetings ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Hours at the Russell County Publie Communication Action, CLOa'UES CLOSET-The Worn- Chief Geologist for Clinchfield time while attending graduate along the way. As a yardstick Third Mondays, 6 pro, Town Hall. Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu/Th Inc./Family Crisis Services" sup- en On Mission group at First CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The 9am-SpA; W/F 9am-SpA; Sa port group meeting with victims of Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a Coal Company at Dante. David school. Ann found a job at by which their efforts can be Castlewood Water & Sewage 10am-2pm. similar situations Mondays, 10:30 Clothes Closet from 9-11 am Young was prominent in his WVLK in Lexington, where she measured, just how many of you Authority Board of Directors, 6 MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hoursam-12 noon. For information call Tuesdays. Anyone who needs field and was a recognized auth- became the radio station's readers living within the town pm second Mondays. at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Rande Hackler, 276-988-5583 or clothing is welcome. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- Library, St. Paul, are 9am-SpA RanettaDavis, 276-889-8206. FREE HIV TESTING-Healthority on natural gas. "traffic controller." This jobhave attended even one council First Tuesday, 1 pro, Appalachian Mofidays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat FREE ADULT ED-Free adult Departments in the Lenowisco David and Polly Young be- entailed coordinating and meeting in the past five years? Agency for Senior Citizens office, urdays, and I lam-7:30pm Tues- education classes are available in Health District offer free confid- Claypool Hill. Free. days and Thursdays. See Library Lee, Scott and Wise counties and ential HIV testing throughout the gun their married life and their scheduling the station's dailyWhat's that? didn't NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- for special program'sehedules, the City of Norton. Daytime and year. For information, call Wise working careers at the onset of advertising and making it fit into have. to attend the meetings Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm DICKENSON-BUNDY-The evening cJ~lsses for adults who County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health the Great Depression. During the station's regular program-because Ann and Allen were Presbyterian Church, Norton. Dickenson-Bundy Log House is want to improve their basic skills. Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231- open weekly Thursdays through Instructors also assist adults with Health Dept. 276-386-1312. the depression, credentials, aming. The trick was to schedule there writing it all down for you. Stated meetings will be held the Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 job-related skills including re- FREE GED CLASSES-Free strong work ethic, and mar- everything in such a way that I see. third Saturday 'of each month. The pro. sume, writing and interviewing. GED classes are offered at the ketable skills provided no guar- commercials for rival products Both Ann and Allen Gregory School of Instruction will be held SOCIAL SECURITY-The Wise For details, call 1-800-422-3433 or Oxbow Family Investment Center on fourth Thursdays at 7.. Social Security Office is open 276-386-24"33. St. Paul, Mondays and Wed- antee you'd be able to earn a or conflicting services did not have shown unconditional sup' ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. TRANSPORTATION-The Ap- nesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. living. The couple endured follow one another. The job was port for the young people of this Thursdays, 7:30 pro, Stated Corn- Phone numbers are 1-800-772- palaehian Agency for Senior Citi- Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. munication; First Thursday, 7 pm 1213 or276-679-7633, zeus provides disability transport- Call 1-800-422-3433. some lean times when David did hectic but Ann enjoyed her area, providing newspaper re- Schooloflnstruction. LIBRARY FRIENDS-l:riends of ation services in Buchanan, GED ONLINE-The Regional riot receive his teaching salary work. The experience would cognition of students' academic VFW POST #8652, DAV the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Diekenson, Russell and Tazewell Adult Education Program isI because the College had no funds prove helpful in years to come. and sports achievements. Ann CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 Library, St. Paul meet at the counties to individuals with offering free GED Classes Online. I pro, VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. Library on first Thursdays at 4 pro. disabilities, regardless of age. Call This service is for qualifying and I with which to pay him. But the In the early 1960's, Davidworked tirelessly as a member of NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, VFW POST 9864-VFW Post1-888-656-2272. adult learners, with or withoutI Youngs were resourceful and Young was diagnosed with the Wise County School Board 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new GENEALOGY GROUP-The their own home computers, in Lee, I they persevered. In time, their throat cancer. To be near him, and as a concerned citizen to bors Aid Building, new & used members. If you served overseas Russell County Genealogy Group Scott and Wise counties and the ] clothing for sale. during any war, write VFW Post meets 5:30 pm first,Thursdays, City of Norton. For moreI marriage was blessed by the Allen and Ann left their jobs in support ,quality education at RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF 9864, P.O. Box 14"19, Leiaanon, Russell County Public Library, information, call GED Cull.=I arrival of a baby daughter. They Lexington and moved to St. every level in Wise County and SUPERVISORS-First Monday, 6 VA 24266 and send name, address Lebanon. The Group purpose is Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800-, named her Ann... Paul. Allen accepted a job with in the state. Allen served as a pm, Lebanon. and phone number. Transfers "to learn, to share and to 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- ' CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- welcomed, perpetuate family history." Call 2433). AS she grew up, Ann Erwin Supply in Dickenson member of the St. Paul Town Stated Communication, 1st Satur- HEALTH SERVICES-The Wise William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 GED TESTING-GED Testing is acquired a love of learning and County. He and Ann lived in an Council for a total of 27 years, days, 7:30; School of Instruction County Health Department, Wise, or availableMonday through third Thursdays, 7 pm is open from 8am-Spm first JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Tlmrsday and on Saturdays at the reading from her parents, apartment over Halls Drugstore and even ran for. mayor once. RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise Thursdays. Clinics will be offered Friends of J. Fred Matthews Mere- Wise Co. Alternative Education Continuing the family tradition, (now Appalachian Graphics). Both the Gregorys have sup- County Mental Health Center, in family planning, pediatrics, orial Library and help promote the Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 Ann attended the University of This apartment would be the ported the St. Paul eonduCtSstance abusersa recoverYandgroup familiesfr sub- PapsSChl andand adultin~munizations.physicals, WIC,Ap. improvementservices of the library.f facilitieSsend name,and fOrtesting.information concerning GED Kentucky where she majored in first~"home of the Gregory's son, Redevelopment project, the Fridays at I0 am Call 276-679- pointments are necessary for all address and phone number, with a IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In communications. She graduated David. Meanwhile, Ann became efforts of St. Paul Tomorrow, 0810. but immunizations. For an $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Control, a free diabetes program, with honors and is a member of acquainted with the Stewart Clinch River Days, and most ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil- appointment, call 762-328-8000. Matthews'Memorial Library, P.O. meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, dren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, FACILITIES AVAILABLE-The Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. 5-6 prn 2"dMondays. the Phi Beta Kappa Society. family, publishers of the Clinch recently, the Downtown 7 pro, First Baptist Church, Tacoma Community Center is Make checks payable to Friends of DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Ann exemplifies that group's Valley Times. Soon, Ann was Revitalization Project.They Cocburn Call 762=0016, 276-395- available for reunions, birthdays the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 6588 or 276-679-7371. and showers. All proceeds Library. 3~a Tuesdays at the Dante Museum motto, "Love of learning is the writing a weekly newspaper staunchly op-posed the closing LITTLE LEAGUE-The Clinch rehabilitate the Tacoma School as EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley with the Community Meeting guide of life" column consisting of interviews of St. Paul High School and River Little League Board meet at a Community Center. For infor- Chapter #152, Order of Eastern following at 7:00 pm While'in college, Ann met a with local people. Embracing stand fast in their belief that 4 pm third Sundays at the UMWA marion, call395-6398.Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, GOSPEL SINGING-A Gospel Building in Castlewood. All 100m BIRTHDAY-Appalachian except for March and December, Singing will be held at 7 pm the tall, lanky former solider named life in their new hometown, both community schools are the best interested persons are invited to Agency for Senior Citizens when the meetings are on the first Friday of each month at The Allen Gregory. Allen grew up she and Allen became involvedschools, and that education must attend, recognizes persons in Russell, second Tuesday. All meetings are Celebration Center, 16607 Broad in a farming community near in community affairs as well as never be a bargain basement H.O.P.E. HOUSE-H.O.P.E. Hou- Dickenson, Buchanan and Taze- at 7:30 p.m. Street, St. Paul, All are 9eelcome- s provides emergency shelter for well counties who are 100 years VETERANS' CLAIMS-Dicken- admission is free. Lexington, Kentucky. He had local clubs and organizations,proposition: victims of domestic violence in old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1- son County-Oscar Sileox helps file BOOK DISCUSSION-Bookrecently completed a four-year The Gregorys also became Allen and Ann Gregory are Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Lee, 800-656-2272, to advise AASC of veterans' claims. For appointment, Discussion Group One of the J. enlistment in the U. S. Air members of the St. Paul United my friends. They may not have Scott and Buchanan counties and any upcoming 100th birthday, call 276-835-8847 nights. Fred Mat"thews Memorial Library the City of Norton. Volunteers SCHOOL POLICIES Coeburn-A Dept. of Veterans meets fourtll Thursdays (except Force. During his enlistment, he Methodist Church. During their been born here like so many of clientsServiCeSandrepresentatiVeanswer questi0nsWill ataSsistthe combinedNVember inandearlyDecemberDecember)areat was stationed in France for 37 many years of church mere- us, and they may not be related tll[lt[l]l!lJIIt[l[ll)]l[lll]lll Coeburn VFW Post from 9am-the Riverside Diner at6pm, months, an experience which bership, they have taught to everyone in four counties, but changed his view of the world. Sunday school, served on church no two people love St. Paul Allen told me that before m.eet- boards, and performed whatever more than they do. I am ' ' Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 ing Ann, he was less serious work their hands have found to thankful God led them I about his education, perhaps do. here .... where they belong.