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Page 2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, [ i April 4, 2013 The following is the first editorial written by Ann Gregory Ln. Feb ary of 1974 after she and her family became--publishers of the Clinch Valley Times. As-many of you know, Ann has been seriously ill for the past several months. She is presently hospitalized at Bristol where she is receiving tre itment and is showing signs of improvement, Both Ann and Allen appreciate the cards and t .he .. messages of support they have received duringAnn's illness and also following the death of their beloved daughter, Mary Peyton. "T'h'e time has come,' the Walrus said "To ta.ik of many things: Of.siaoes - and ships - and sealing wax- Of cabbages and kings - '" The thr e of us who" became the new publishers of!he Clinch Valley Times last Friday thought that Times readers would like to know what sort of editoria.'t, policy we intend to follow, and so we chose a few:lines from Lewis Carroll's Through the LookingGlass which express that intent. We have adopted t.h'b first two lines of the verse, which appears above 'as our slogan. Simply stated, our policy will be.?'t0 talk of many things." "For insta ace, the Times will print not only straight news "stories, but also will offer in-depth examinations of issues. Its editorial page will wax, by Ann Young Gregory anything other than readers' comments on issues and events of general public interest. We are eager to present interestirlg area people, events and history through feature stories, and will always welcome suggestions for features. Coverage of area sportswill be inhibited only by the principle that several peoplecan only be several places at once, so we hope there's not too much overlapping scheduling. We plan to print social news from throughout our area, and will always be pleased to include news about your club, church and organization as well as personal news items. This column, which will appear regularly, will deal editorially with a variety of topics, and will not be limited to subjects somber and serious. The Stewarts have set a fine precedent for us through their extensive use of photographs in the Times, and we will follow their lead. Generally speaking, a weekly newspaper such as this one has two goals, and we readily acknowledge them. We will, therefore, strive to provide the highest type of news reporting and public service and the best possible advertising medium to our readers and advertisers. We cannot close this first editorial without publicly acknowledging the great contribution that Gladys and Eugene Stewart have made to the area in the past 14 years. When they became publishers of the times, it was a nearly defunct newspaper. always be available for reader comment on issues Under their management, it has become a confronting the' community, the county, the state prosperous business and a dependable community and the countryl We do not feel, however, that a servant. Our thanks go to them with our very best newspaper sl ould be used as a public forum for wishes for their future endeavors. II i"The Russeil County C of C invites you to experience'the true Tuscan Culture ., The Russell Couaty, Cham- where romantics rekindle the opportunity to discover all that Wise County Sheriff's Report Nine tips on deducting charitable contributions Giving to charity may make by check or other monetary you feel good and help you methods. That writtenrecord can lo.wer your tax bill. The IRS be a written statement from the offers these nine tips to help organization, a bank record or a ensure your contributions pay off payroll deduction record that on your tax return, substantiates your donation. That 1. If you want a tax documentation should include deduction, you must donate to a the name of the organization, the qualified charitable organization, date and amount of the con- You cannot deduct contributions tribution. A telephone bill meets you make to either an individual, this requirement for text dona- a political organization or a tions if it shows this same infor- political candidate, marion. 2. You must file Form 10407. To claim a deduction for and itemize your deductions on gifts of cash property worth Schedule A. If your total deduc- $250 or more, you must have a tion for all noncash contributions written statement from the qual- for the year is more than $500, ified organization. The statement you must also file Form 8283, must show the amount of the Noncash "Charitable Contribu- cash or a description of any tions with your tax return, property given. It must also state 3. If you receive a benefit of whether the organization p.ro- some kind in return for your vided any goods or services in contribution, you can only de- exchange for the gift. duct the amount that exceeds the 8. You may use the same do- fair market value of the benefit cument to meet the requirement you received. Examples ofbene- for a written statement for cash fits you may receive in return for gifts and the requirement for a your contribution include mer- written acknowledgement for chandise, tickets to an event or contributions of $250 or more. other goods and services. 9. If you donate one item or a 4. Donations of stock or group of similar items that are other non-cash property are valued at more than $5,000, you usually valued at fair market must also complete Section B of value. Used clothing and house- Form 8283. This section gen- hold items generally must be in erally requires an appraisal by a good condition to be deductible, qualified appraiser. Special rules apply to vehicle For more information charit- donations, able contributions, see Publica- 5. Fair market value is tion 526, Charitable contribu- generally the price at which tions. For information about someone can sell the property, noncash contributions, see Publi- 6. You must have a written record about your donation in order to deduct any cash gift, regardless of the amount. Cash contributions include those made cation 561, Determining the Val- ue of Donated Property. Forms and publications are available at IRS.gov or by calling 800-TAX- FORM (800-829-3676). her of Commerce announced flame and celebrate their love. Tuscany hasto offer. Tuscany is The Wise County Sheriff's that it will be offerifig'a fully Emerging as a real business what many people around the Office reports the following . noOlfl| dllPgltlt' rt Adxl"i nt'xl" escortedtour of the; awe centre, Tuscany is home toworld envision as a true activities for the period of t'x 'xx i inspiring region of' uscany,thriving businesses in therepresentation of Italy. We will 3/18/2013 through 3/24/2013. ..... 1 1 , Tuscany is the pl'ac e'"where ..... furniture, leather, fashion, and take it all in as the Russell Wise Central Dispatch received a k.,UIIIIIIILL III LIII /-X 3111 I 1 movies are filmed and"fantasies manufacturing industries. These County Chamber of Commercetotal of 1623 calls for thts seven- There will be a meeting of The purpose of this meeting will ' run wild Perhaps it'g tlte cities businesses keep the region in the brings the dream of trave|ing to day period. Of the total calls the Russell County School Sys- be for innut and review of the "of Florence, Pisa, or Sienna that 21st century while the people and Tuscany to life," said Linda received 359 were dispatched to ,,m,o nla in " I:du,at;,,, , ,invoke feelings of culture,- art, or culture keep one foot in the past. Marshall Executive Director. the Sheriff's Office Total ...... ....... ............... A s ecial informational ....... " .... ory ommlttee on nursaay, Annual t'lan.All lnterestea , arouse file senses .as~, ~o file llromance, u'aaluon, ann CUlture p th numoer OILJOmeS[lC Calls Ior fills ..... th _ , . .t i-. ,, ~ ~ ... _ _ a._,, ~=11o o,..4 ~oo~= ,~ eh,, rh;~,,*; at,. vcmr iclwa nf an ideal meetin is nlanned for May 6n~rlncl ,at~ A ("rlrnlnal Prnc.~ April 1 1 at v am at file KusSell parents ann ClUZens are corulany , s.,,..o ......... s ............... o ,- - v ............................ .. _ . 1.. a " vit t-att- a for at 6 00 m at the Russell Court uounty cnooiDoaru UIIlCe m eu o uenu region. The fact is that, Tuscany vacation, .then Tuscany is : p ty for the same period served 30 is home to some of' the mostyou. On the other hand if Public Library, 248 West Main Felony Warrants, 31 Misde- = .............. . .famous tourist attractionS in all shopping and the fast pace of a Street, Lebanon. meanor Warrants, 1 DUI Arrest A| ] I J I I ] | [i Italy. It is here that'budding thriving city are your style then For more information or to and worked 1 Traffic Accident. " .'['. ='-" "." ", ...... ; e RSVP for the informational t=onunuea irom page rouna /own rtan aria J t t urton ( artists come to learn, fr.om the you will also find it in th " " Civil process for this period . ..... "" , masters, and the ",a ofld of Tuscany region of Italy. meeting, pleasecall Lindaserved 443 Civil Papers. During rtlgn cnool. fashion takes it cues. Tuscany is "This is truly an amazing Marshall at (276) 889-8041., , this seven-day period 9 support.... ., : " For details on . asses ' , , ; - additional Criminal Investi- m aaaluon to me onaay schedules and locations or to r' t ", " " L._____ll gations were initiated and 44 and Wednesday classes offered register for the Official Practice i tile ume. 1s rlgm 1Or mttll OU Sll'lt b3 were cleared by arrest. The from 9:00 am to 12 noon in St. Test, adults may call Amy at877 . . . Sheriff's Office provided 216 Paul, other convenient daytime RACE 2 GED 877 722 3243 or " T1"l t' r11 lt31 man-hours of Court Room and evening classes are held at gotowwwrace 2Gl Dorg These , K;;IILI ; JI =;IIK LItID 11][ k.~t.3UItLIIVV~OL 11~.1111OI, Security.for the three courts and the wise Adult Learning Center, services are offered the Re- ' . -April to highlight new strategies and resources for Southwest Virginia the courtllouse, the Lonesome Pine Office on .... ,;^. _ o, entrepreneurs andemergmgbusmesses- The Sheriffs Office tran- You*h ;" ....r-. ......... , .... I" A Small Business Opport- the Entrepreneur Challenge, a new entrepreneurs. Resource sported 0 adult in state, 0 adult ,o"' or,L.ee, cotr;, wlse ana r orton ] e eX O Cld[t~ll~'~,I ~.~lll.~l Ill %"'~k~OlULlt", l-'UnllC 3cnools unity Summit will beheld oncompetition for start-up and agencies will provid p out of state, 1 mental patient, and April 23 from 9:00"a to 3:00 expanding businesses with more information and assistance to 0 juveniles for a total of 1 ............ ,.,,, 1,-,,-,,-,1 ona,.4o Ipm at the Southwest Virginia than $25,000 in cash awards for entrepreneurs and small business transports, inlvolving 2.5 hours. kt:;3ULU Wet3 IL tot LVtwat Fvt Technology Development.Center businesses developing strategic owners. The Sheriiff's Office unlocked Castlewood High School's said in an announcement. in Lebanon. Entrepreneurs and business plans. In addition, The event will propel the 12 vehicles and escorted 10 sports schedules and changes are This can be found at Small Business ownerz.will gain Virginia Community Capital will region forward in recommend- funerals during this seven-day available on the Internet, CHS www.cumberlanddistrictva.org. access to existing opportunities provide an update on the pro- ations made in the 2012 Blue- period. " . ,' and strengths, and; uncover gress of the region's new Angel print for Entrepreneurial Growth :possible new ventures in the Investment Fund. and Economic Prosperity in The__Le counties of Tazewell,.'Russell, Summit topics will include SouthwestVirginia. The collab, arnmg Center accev_n n,;. i Buchamm, Dickenson, Wise, Tourism Business Opportunities, orative initiative, driven by her appli ly Lee, Scott and the.;Gity of Technology Business Opport- iocal, state and regional partners teac cations - ear Norton. Entrepreneurs and unities, Main Street Initiatives will focus on tools for new ' :investors will learrt..of local with Assets and Strategies, and entrepreneurs, strategies for lind ; initiatives in the area'tliat will Business Basics including making the region's commun- re ,_stration___erway provide budding g ounds for Writing a Business Plan, etc. ities attractive for private invest- The Learning Center, an Applications are available at , .future business growth, irtcluding Instruction will be provided by ment and new technologies for inter-denominational Christian www.tlclions.org or may be i, ",the Spearhead Trails, arkt Clinch Virginia Department of Business the region's businesses. i River Valley Initiative supported Assistance, People Incorporated, The summit is open to school located in the Temple Hill picked up at The Learning Cen- [ [ by the Blueprint for Entrepre- Small Business. Development, community leaders, residents, section of Castlewood, is accept- ter, 117 Rejoice Lane, Castle- neurial, Growth an -Economic Virginia Tourism Corporation, existing businesses and residents ing applications for teachers for wood, VA. The deadline for Prosperity in South e t Vir- Department of Housing and considering starting a business, the 2013-2014 academic year teacher applications is Monday, ginia Entrepreneu s--:seeking Community Development and It is free with advance (Pre-K, kindergarten, element- April 15. r assistance with busntess, plans, Main Street Program. registration and will include ary, high school). Early regist- For more information or to financial resources, e : mnunity A Vendor Expo will providebreakfast and lunch provided by ration for new students is under- schedule a tour, please call 276- support and educa o al re- future entrepreneurs an opport- key sponsoring partners. sources should plan t ' trend the unity to meet and speak withRegistration is online at summit, local county and town represent- vastartup.org.For more ; Key announcements at the atives who will provide business information, call Brandi Hall at Summit will include-ffetails on information and incentives for 276-889-8188. i i Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers " : "" d by M y 1 i clmms must be file a ,2013 i Agriculture Secretba- Tom As announced in February OR 97208-4540. Claim pack- Vilsack announced the extension 2011, the voluntary claims ages and other documentation of the voluntary claimsprocess process will make available at may also be emailed to for Hispanic and womb. farmers least $1.33 billion for cash claims hwfr.org. and ranchers who al4e.ge dis-awards and tax relief payments, Claimants may also fax . criminatiofi by the USDA in past plus up to $160 million in farm claims packages and other , decades. All claims must now be debt relief, to eligible Hispanic documentation to (855) 626- filed by MAY 1, 2013. and women farmers and ran- 8343. "Hispanic and w men far- chers. Three 'are no filing fees to Completed forms and mers who believe the have participate in the program,documentation must be received i faced discriminatory'l ractices in Call center representatives the past from the USDA havecan be reached at 1-888-508- additional time tO file a claim in ? order to have a chanceto receive i; a cash payment or load.forgive- '-ness," said Secretarl-. tilsack. "USDA urges potential claim- ants to contact the Claims i Administrator for information and to file their claim packages on'or before May 1, 2013." The process offers a vol- untary alternative to litigation i )'or each Hispanic or female far- mer and rancher who con prove i that USDA denied his or her i application for loan or loan set- , vicing assistance for d iscrimina- I t6ry reasons for certain time i periods between 1981 and 2000. no later than 11:59 pm PDT on May 1,2013. 4429. Claimants may register for i Once a claim is submitted to a claims package (by calling the the Claims Administrator, the number or visiting the website) Claims Administrator will deter- or may download the forms from mine if it is timely and complete: the website. All those interested If it is, the claim will move to in learning more or receiving the Claims Adjudicator for a information about the claims determination on the" merits of process and claims packages are the claim. USDA may submit encouraged to visit the website evidence to the Claims Adjudi- at any time or to contact the call cator regarding the claim. If a center telephone number Mon- claim is deemed incomplete, a day through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 claimant will be notified by the p.m. Eastern Time. Claims Administrator and given Claim packages and otherthe opportunity to provide addi- documentation may be mailed to tional information within a Hispanic and Women Farmers certain timeframe. Claimants and Ranchers Claims Admini- may check the status of their strator, PO Box 4540, Portland, claims on the claims website. I I i ,Classified advertising works...call 762-7671 way and continues through May 1. 762-5700 or e-mail thelearningcenter09@yahoo.com m acy HOME NEDICAL " 276.762,.0!46 Our pharmacy will compete with the big boysl Plus we have jewelry and watches also a wide selection of much needed $1 items! We are buying gold and coins. Top dollar paid l Layaway jewelry for your special occasions! Couch Home Medical can provide you with all your home medical needs. Corner of 4th Avenue and Russell St Ph 276-762-9080 Fax 276 762-9081 MEMBER i VIRGINIA PRESS ASSOCIATION !Published weekly in St. Pad, :iVA 24283, by the CLINCH IVALLEY PUBLISHING INC. :The Clinch Valley Times iserves the four-county area of iWise, Russell, Dickenson and Scott, with offices and plant loeat in the CLINCH .VALLEY TIMES building, 16541 Russell Street. Perio- dicals postage is paid at the Post Office in St. Paul, VA 24283. Ann Young Gregory Editor Allen Gregory Adveriising SUsan Trent Adv./Graphics 'ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS: :.In advanc.: $28.50 in Wise and Russell counties; $30.00 in other 24- zip codes; elsewhere, $32.50. send address to: Clinch Valley Times, Box 817, St. Paul, VA 24283 SINGLE COPY- 50e Classified Advertising: Minimum charge, $6.00 for up to 20 words, iin advance; 25c lmr word after 20 ~words. Display Advertising rotes: on application. Periodicals publication Postal ISSN: 767600 It