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Boucher conference to focus on 9th District opportunities .... offered by Recovery Act U.S. Representative Rick Businesses and Consumers in Additionally, Barbara Reese, Boucher has announced that he Achieving Energy Efficiency: Deputy Director of Policy for will host a conference to inform Stephen Walz, Senior Advisor the Governor, will present the local governments, non-profit to the Governor for Energy funding opportunities available organizations, small business Policy and Gil Sperling with the through the Commonwealth of owners and others interested in U.S. Department of Energy's Virginia. economic development on the Office of Weatherization will "I strongly urge community \\; opportunities available for discuss opportunities in the Re- leaders to attend the conference : Southwest Virginia in the Re- covery Act to receive assistance on April 20 in Wytheville to i covery Act recently aplroved by with energy efficiency, learn more about the funding Congress. The conference is Programs and Tax Credits ,, available to our region through : entitled "The American Recove- to Assist Growing or Disad- the Recovery Act," Boucher i \\; .-' ....   -,' 1T and Reinvestment Act: Eco- vantaged Small Businesses: Pre- said. ". nomic Opportunities for South- seaters with the U.S. Small ........... west Virginia," and will be held Business Administration and the To register for the confer- COMMUNITY PROJECT_Members of the United Methodist Women's group at Monday, April 20, at 9 a.m. at U.S. Department of Agricul, ence, or to receive more infer- Fort Gibson United Methodist Church are pictured, with Ft. Gibson member the Wytheville Meeting Center. ture's Rural Development Agen- marion, call Congressman Bow Paul King seated at left. The UMW group is a participant in Russell County's "The Recovery Act approved cy will ' discuss loan and tax cher's Abingdon office at 276- Relay for Life, an annual effort to raise money to benefit cancer patients and by Congress contains funds for credit opportunities to expand 628-1145 or register by email at vital community infrastructure small businesses in the region, ninthnet@mail.house.gov. cancer research. The Fort Gibson UMC recently hosted a fund-raiser luncheon projects such as construction of for Relay of Life, realizing over $800 toward their goal. water and wastewater systems, Southwest .l00l00xr:r-"n:a schools tu+00" Fi ati n hen deployment of broadband in ru- rst year celebr o ors AllCARE communities, and money for t.e renovation receive Recovery Act funding AIICARE for Seniors, a pro- nity Medical Clinic (Dr. T.D. s!_ific care solution for the tion of local schools. The goal fog of Appalachian Agency Holliday), Dickenson Medical participant, of the conference I am hosting Funds Will Help Low-Income Students and Students with Disabilities r Senior Citizens (AASC) and Clinic (Dr. Rimon Ibrahim), and Who is eligible to participate in Wytheville is to inform local The office of U.S. Represen- school districts that are-in even the Commonwealth of Virginia, Tazewell Community Hospital " in AIICARE for Seniors? People leaders of the economic oppor- tative Rick Boucher (D,VA) has greater need during the econo- celebrates its one-year armiver- (Dr. Kerry Moore). AIICARE who are at least 55 years, old, unities available for the region's announced that as a result of the mic downturn. The funds pro- sary this spring. AIICARE be- also uses the services of two who live in Buchanan, Dicken- communities through the Reco- Recovery Act recently approved vided through the Recovery Act gan serving Buchanan, Dicken- nurse practitioners, Rebecca son, Russell or Tazewell coun- very Act and to connect those by Congress, more than $1.7 will be distributed through the son, Russell and Tazewell coun- Barton and Sharon Owens. ties, who are considered by the seeking funding with the agen- billion in emergency education previously defined IDEA and ties on May 1, 2008. state to need nursing home level cies responsible for distributing funding will be provided to Title I formulas. AIICARE, a rural PACE of care; and who are able to live the funding," Boueher said. school systems in Virginia In addition to the Title I and (Program of All-inclusive Care Currently, AIICARE for Se- safely in the community with Attendees will be able to which are facing budget short- IDEA investments, the econo- for the Elderly), is a long-term niors serves 26 participants. The support form family, friends, choose from six concurrent ses- falls in order to maintain neees- mic recovery plan also created a care solution for individuals program providesprimarymedi- other caregivers, and AllCARE sions with funding agencies, sary educational services and state stabilization fund to help who need help taking care of cal and specialty care, mediea- PACE staff, including: prevent widespread job layoffs stabilize state and local budgets tions, physical and occupational _. Workforce Development for teachers. Students are the and prevent harmful cuts to themselves at home. PACE pro- therapy, home care services, AASC is one of Virginia's 25 and Training Opportunities: Pre- key to our future, and we must education. This funding will be grams provide health care and social services for older adults nursing care, hospitalization, a- Area Agencies on Aging desig- senters will be Daniel LeBlanc, prepare them for that future by allocated to local school dis- who need nursing home services dult day health care, social s'- nated by the Virginia Depart- Senior Advisor to the Governor providing them with a good tricts to prevent cutbacks in ser- but want to continue living in vices support, recreation and so- merit for the Aging to eariT out of Virginia for Workforee, and education in schools that are vices and job layoffs. The their homes and communities, eial events, meals and transpor- the department's mission to Peter Blake with the Virginia adequate to meet their educa- Stabilization Fund includes $1.2 Community health providers tation to and from medical ap- foster the dignity, independence Community College System. tional needs, billion for Virginia schools who contract with AI1CARE for pointments and the AI1CARE and security of older Virginians Programs to Assist First As part of this emergency which maybe used for moderni- Seniors include Stone Mountain PACE Center. by promoting partnerships with Responders: Presenters from the education funding, President zation, renovation, construction Health (Dr. Did Owens and Dr. A team of healthcare profes- communities at the local level. U.S. Department of Agricul- Obama announced that Ninth and repair of public school faci- Patrieia Vanover), C-Health sionals--the Interdisciplinary AASC offers information and ture's Rural Development Agen- District schools will receive lities. President Obama has re- (Dr. Hughes Melton, Dr. Brian Team (IDT)--provides All- services for older adults residing ey, the U.S. Department of Jus- more than $15 million in Title I cently issued guidelines to F, astoffand Dr. Ann Townsend), CARE PACE care. The IDT in- in Buchanan, Diekenson, Rus- rice's Office of Jugtice . Pro- funds, more than $7 million of clarify how these funds must be The Clinic,(Dr. Larry Marshall, c!cdes #,oeta,s, nurses, them- sell and Tazewell counties. Visit gran% andhe ",:rginia Depart, : whida is available immediately, used, and Virginia can also now Dr. Robert Cahoon and Dr. pists, personal care aides, social the organization's website at merit of Criminal Justice Service Nagonwide, the American Re- app.!y for this funding. workers, and other healthearc www.aase.org or call toll free I- will provide information for fire c'oveiT and Reinvestment Act Toeya Piriz) Riverside Commu- workers needed to provide a 800-656-2272. departments, rescue squads and provides $13 billion in Title I The guidelines confirm that ' ' , ......... police and sheriff's offices, funds, which help schools close while states allocate the funds, it Funding to Enable the Con- the achievement gap for dis- should be up to local school dis- Calendar of events struction of Water and Waste- advantaged students, and $13.5 tricts and colleges and univer- s water Systems and Ensure the billion in IDEA funds, which sities to decide how to use the 'AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Anyone 60 or over is invited. Similar situations Mondays, 10:30 '495-7026 or 495-8473. Preservation of the Watershed: enable schools to offer adequate emergency aid, not up to states. Stone Gap, 8 p.m, Episcopal ...The Dante Senior Citizens a.m.-12 noon. For information, CLOTHES CLOSET Presenters from the U.S. De- educational services for students The guidelines also reaff'trm that Church; Wednesdays: Wise, 8 meet each Monday and Tuesday call Rande Hackler, 276-988- The Women On Mission group partment of Agriculture's Rural with disabilities, state stabilization funds should ;p.m., Trhfity United Methodist at 10 a.rn. at the Dmlte Fire De- 5583, or RanettaDavis, 276-889- at First Baptist Church, st. paul, Development Agency and Natu- This is the first of two in- be used for these purposes to iChurch; Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 partmant. Russell County resi- 8206.. opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 :p.m., Clintwood United Metro- dents 60 or older are invited. FREE ADULT ED a.m. Tuesdays. Anyone who ral Resources Conservation Ser- stallments of direct funding for backfill harmful cuts to K-12 dist Church. RUSSELL CO, LIBRARY Free adult ed.ation ctasses are needs clothing is welcome, vice and the U.S. Department of Title I and IDEA programs that and higher education, to stave 'COPPER CREEK ELEMEN- Hours at the Russell County available in Lee, Scott and Wise FREE HIV TESTING Commerce Economic Develop- school districts will receive un- off teacher layoffs, and to TARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 Public Librmy, l.banon, are counties and the City of Norton. Health Departments in the Leno- p.m., school ceferia. M/Tu/Th, 9 a.m,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 Daytime and evening classes for wisco Health District offer free ment Administration will give der President Obama's Ameri- modernize school facilities, ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fonrth a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa., l0 a.m.-2 p.m. adults who want to improve their confidential HIV testing through- information on funding pro- can Recovery and Reinvestment which will create new jobs. Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul Town MATrHEWS LIBRARY basic skills. Instructors also assist out the year. For information, call gralns for water, wastewater and Act; the second installment of Congressman Rick Boucher Hall. Hours at the J. Fred Matthews adults with job-related skills in- Wise County, 318-8000; Lee Co. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- MemorialLibrary, St. Panl, are9 chiding resume writing and inter- tHeahh Dept., 276-346-2011; or water quality improvement pro- funds will be released to dis- said, "I am pleased that the Third Mondays, 6 p.m., Town a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wednes- viewing. For details, call 1-800- Sxorr Co. Health Dept., .276- jects, tricts in the Fall of this year. economic recovery legislation Hall. days/Fridays/Saturdays, and 11 422-3433 or 276-386-2433. 386-1312. Advancing the Deployment IDEA is the major federal pro- included these important invest- RUSSELL COUNTY W&SA- a.m.-7:30 p.m: Tuesdays and TRANSPORTATION FREE GEDCLASSES The Russell County Water & Se- Thursdays. See Library for The Appalachian Agency for Free GED classes are offered at of Broadband to Unserved and gram that provides funding for ments in education which will wage Authority Board of Direc- special program schedules. Senior Citizens provides disabili- the Oxbow Family Investment Underserved Communities: Pre- special education and related strengthen our public schools in tots, 6 p.m. second Mondays. DICKENSON-BUNDY ty tnmsportation services in Buc- Center, St. Paul, Mondays and senters from the U.S. Depart- services to students with disabi- Southwest Virginia and provide ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- The Dickenson-Bundy Log hanan, Diekeuson, Russell and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-12 First Tuesday, I p.m., Appala- House is open weekly Thursdays, Tazewell counties to individuals noon. Glerma McReynolds is the merit of Agriculture's Telecom- lities. The Title I program pro- the foundation for long term' dfian Agency for Senior Citizens Fridays and Saturdays, 11-4, and with disabilities, regardless of teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. munications program and the rides funds to low-income economic growth." office, Claypool Hill. Free. Sundays 1-5 p.m. age. Call 1-888-656-2272. C/RADD MEETING U,S. Department of Commerce NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- SOCIAL SECURITY GENEALOGY GROUP A meeting of C/RADD will be ..d__ .__o_ .__.. da3Omo- NatiOn, o00ion,Oi00onelOo00itio I CASTLEWOOD LODGE a.m.-4 p.m. Phone numbers are 1- Thursdays, Rsell County Public meeting will be held at the Dante will provide information on #Tall-Std meetings will be held 800-772-1213 or 276-679-7633. Library, Lebanon. The Group's Museum. the third Saturday of each month. LIBRARY FRIENDS purpose is "to learn, to share and GED ONLINE applying for funding to expand / . The School of lnslruetion will be Friends of the J. Fred Matthews to te family history." Call The Regional Adult Education access to broadband services. 0 held on fourth Thursdays at 7. Memorial Library, St. Paul, meet Willia T. Fuller, 276-889-4894 Program is offering free GED Programs and Tax Credits On ST, PAUL LODGE #343-Se- at the Library on fourth Tuesdays or fullerir1942.yahoo,oom. Classes online. This service is for end Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., SUit- at 11:00 a.m. JOIN THE FRIENDS qualifying and adult learners, with to Assist Local Governments, ed Communication; First Thin's- VFW POST 9864 Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- or without their own home com- day, 7 p.m., School of Instruction. VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, wel- thews Memorial Library and help puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise POST #8652, DAV comes new members. If you promote the improvement of faci- counties and the City of Norton. CltPdrI'ER 12-alth Tuesday, 7 sewed overseas during any war, litias and services of the library. For more information, call GED p.m., VFW, Riverview, Cceburn. write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box Send nasac, address and phone On- line Co-ordinator Marci NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266, and number, with a $5 membership Gore, 1-800-422-3433 (in Scott 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- send name, address and phone gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memo- County, 386-2433). bors Aid Bnild-ing, new & used number. Transfers welcomed, rial Library, Att'n:Wilma Evans, GED TESTING clotling for sale. HEALTH SERVICES P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA GED Testing is available Mow RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF The Wise County Health De- 24283. Make checks payable to day through Thursday and on SUPERVISORS -First Monday, partment, Wise, is open from 8 Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Saturdays at the Wise Co. Aher- 6 p.m., Lebanon.. a.m..-8 p.m. first Thursdays. Cfi- Memorial Library. native Ed.ueation Center, Wise. , CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- nics '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 I)eeember, whom the meet- In Control, a flee diabetes Wise County Mental Health Cen- tions. For an appoint-merit, call ings are on the second Tuesday. program, meets at Oxbow Center, ter conducts a recovery group for 762-328-8000. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. St. Paul, 5-6 p.m, 2nd Mondays. substance abusers and families FACILITIES AVAILABLE VETERANS' CLAIMS DANTE LIVES ON Fridays at 10 a.m. Call 276-679- The Tacoma Community Center Diekenson County-Oseer The Dante Lives On Board 0810. is available for reunions, birth- Silcox helps file veterans' claims, meets at 6 p.m. on 1st Mondays ACOA MEETING-Adult Child- days and showers. All proceeds For appointment, call 276-835- at the Dante Museum A Commu- Ten of Alcoholics meet Mondays, rehabilitate the Tacoma School as 8847 nights, nity Meeting is fourth Tuesdays 7 p.m., First BaptistChureh, Cee- a Community Center. For Ceeburn--A Dept. of Veterans at 6 P.m.. also at the Museum. bum. 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 Appliafions re being evaluated LITTLE LEAGUE Appalachian Agency for Senior the Coeburn VFW Post from 9 for the Ten Star All Star Summer The Clinch River Little League Citizens recognizes persons in a.m.-3:30 p.m. third Thursdays Invitation only Basketball Camp Bod meets at 4 p.m. third Russell, Diekenson, Buchanan except June. For a free brochure for the camps, Sundays at the UMWA Building and Tazewell counties who are Russell County--DAV Service call 704-373-0873 anytime or in Casflewood. All interested 100 years old or older. Call Dana Officer Perry Johnson assists visit www.tenstarcamp.com persons are invited to attend. Collins, 1-800-656-2272, to ad- veteran filing claims third Tues- GOSPEL SINGING NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH vise AASC of any upcoming days from 2-3:30 p.m., at the A Gospel Singing will be held at The Dante Neighborhood Watch 100th+ birthday. Russell County Public Library, 7 p.m. the first Friday of each Program will meet at 7 p.m.on SCHOOL POLICIES Lebanon. month at The Celebration Center, second Mondays at the Dante ...The Wise County School Russell County--American 16607 Broad Street, 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 H.O.P.E. HOUSE the library of each school and in with veterans' claims, records Book Discussion Group One of H.O.P.E. House provides emer- each county 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 mestic violence in Wise, Russell, School Board Policy Manual have FOOD BANK every month (except November Diekenson, Lee, Scott and Buch- been placed in the office and the First Baptist Church, St. Paul, and December, which are THIS IS SPRING?...Tuesday morning's light snow and very cold temperatures anan counties and the City of library of each school, and at the operates a Food Bank each Tees- combined into one holiday Norton. Volunteers needed-train- Russell County Public Library. day from 9-11 a.m. at the church, meeting the first Thursday in reminded us all that Mother Nature is still in charge even if it is April! This tree /ng available. Call 1-800-572- SUPPoRT GROUP December) at the Riverside 2278. Donations are welcomed. All in Diner. The next meeting is stump surrounded by pieces of branches mark the spot on a Gray Hill lawn Woman survivors of sexunl as- needoffood ere welcome. Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m. where a strong wind storm very early Friday morning split a very large, beautiful SENIOR CITIZENS sault are invited to attend Clinch COMMUNITY CENTER The discussion on The Shack by ...The Castlewood Senior Citi- Valley Community Action, Inc./ The West Dante Community William Paul Young during the and blooming Bradford pear tree, sending about a third of the tree into the street, zensmeet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays Family Crisis Services' support Center meets at 7p.m. firstMon- Febrttarymeeting willbe contin0- blocking traffic, The street was quickly cleared by Town workers, and the rest of at the Castlewood Lions Den. group meeting with victims of days, FoJ" more information, call ued during the March session. Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 the tree was taken down later in the day to avoid having it fall and damage the property owner's house and/or car. " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " j, -IP'lff/  "m,wL-r a- :-F.y .......... - , ' A 5.5 0 (/:-ON ' ": .Vol. LI, No. 15 ThursdaY, .April 9, 2009 , Saint Paul, Virginia 50c